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  • Italian Americans unhappy with the decision, and timing, to remove Syracuse's Columbus statue

    10/13/2020 12:41:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WRVO ^ | 10/12 | Ellen Abbott
    Italian Americans in Syracuse will gather in Columbus Circle Monday, to pay tribute to the Italian explorer, possibly for the last time. And they're not happy about it. After years of controversy and discussion, Mayor Ben Walsh made the final decision on the future of the controversial statue last week. The statue will be coming down. "The city of Syracuse will move forward with steps in local and state law, to remove the Columbus statue, the heads of Indigenous people of the Plains, the bas relief plaques, and have them removed to a private site," Walsh said during a press...
  • Christopher Columbus, Ambassador of Western Civilization

    10/12/2020 8:23:56 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 12, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    On October 12, 1492, the Genoan navigator Crisforo Colombo first reached land in the Western Hemisphere. Columbus takes a lot of ribbing these days, for having thought he was in another part of the world, for not really being the first to discover the Americas, for having worked for a different country than the one of his birth, for never admitting that he had discovered a whole new land mass. But, buried beneath these minor complaints, his accomplishments were enormous.… He did what had never been done before, showing amazing creativity, political skill, and determination. Yes, Columbus does deserve a...
  • Scientists Suggest Columbus' Caribbean Cannibals Might Be True

    10/12/2020 4:24:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 12 Jan 2020 | Ashley Cowie
    A new study of ancient Caribbean skulls suggests Christopher Columbus' accounts of fierce raiders abducting women and cannibalizing men ‘might’ be true. In 1492, under orders from King Ferdinand of Spain, famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ the New World of the Americas while trying to find a new route to India and has been both credited and blamed for having opened up the Americas for European colonization. Columbus' accounts of the Caribbean include gory descriptions of fierce cannibals abducting and abusing women and eating men, and while most historians have regarded these stories as figments of Columbus’ imagination, a...
  • Columbus brought Christianity to the New World

    10/12/2020 3:05:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy, on October 31, 1451, and began his life on the sea around the age of 10. Over the years he gained experience on trade ships navigating the Atlantic Ocean. Columbus wanted to find a shorter route to sail to the Orient for trade. He proposed sailing across the Atlantic Ocean for a shorter route, but he did not have funds for such a voyage. After being rejected by Italy, Portugal and England, he found an audience with the Spanish court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. He finally found support for his idea...
  • Discovering Columbus

    10/12/2020 10:15:00 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 14 replies
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | 10/12/20 | Robert Royal
    It used to be possible to assume that any person who had graduated from high school (even grade school) would be familiar with at least a few real facts about what happened in 1492. That this is no longer the case reflects failing educational institutions, to be sure, but also, it needs to be said, an anti-American—even an anti-Western and often anti-Christian—impulse within the West itself. You don’t need to believe that, say, the French or Communist revolutions, for example, benefitted the human race to take the trouble to know dates like 1789 or 1917 and something about what they...
  • VIDEO: Today Is Lose Italian-American Votes Day

    10/12/2020 9:35:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 12, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Democrats in recent years but especially this year have been insulting Italian-Americans by their increasing hostility towards Christopher Columbus to the extent this year of not only approving of the widespread removal of Columbus statues but giving a complete cold shoulder to Columbus Day. In this video we see that Joe Biden, in addition to not recognizing Columbus Day, has also managed to hilariously insult American Indians as well.
  • Celebrating Columbus

    10/11/2020 9:24:53 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 30 replies
    Prager University ^ | 10/05/2020 | Michael Knowles
    Christopher Columbus, the most famous explorer in history, was once a celebrated hero. Now, many consider him a villain, a despoiler of paradise. So which version of Columbus is true? Michael Knowles answers this question and offers some much-needed historical perspective.
  • Who Was The Real Christopher Columbus?

    10/09/2020 9:32:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | uploaded October 2020 | Timeline
    Was Christopher Columbus born in Genoa, Italy? Most definitely not, say an unlikely collection of experts from European royalty, DNA science, university scholars, even Columbus's own living family. This ground breaking documentary follows a trail of proof to show he might have been much more than we know.Who Was The Real Christopher Columbus? | Secrets and Lies of Christopher Columbus | Timeline
  • Columbus statue swiped from apartment building in name of cancel culture

    09/14/2020 9:31:24 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/13/2020 | Miranda Devine
    John Cartafalsa, 91, was relieved to get home to the Upper West Side after spending five months of the pandemic stranded in Florida. But as he entered his apartment lobby, his eyes were drawn to a disturbing sight. Tucked at the feet of a neighbor waiting for the elevator was Cartafalsa’s precious Christopher Columbus statue, a gift from a Sicilian-born relative to honor his law school graduation in 1957. For 30 years the 15-inch bronze has held pride of place in an alcove in the lobby of Cartafalsa’s Riverside Drive co-op. There it remained, unmolested, until 5:55 pm June 29...
  • Skeletons point to Columbus voyage for syphilis origins

    12/20/2011 1:17:42 PM PST · by decimon · 68 replies
    Emory University ^ | December 20, 2011
    More evidence emerges to support that the progenitor of syphilis came from the New WorldSkeletons don't lie. But sometimes they may mislead, as in the case of bones that reputedly showed evidence of syphilis in Europe and other parts of the Old World before Christopher Columbus made his historic voyage in 1492. None of this skeletal evidence, including 54 published reports, holds up when subjected to standardized analyses for both diagnosis and dating, according to an appraisal in the current Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. In fact, the skeletal data bolsters the case that syphilis did not exist in Europe before...
  • Syphilis widespread in Central Europe even before Columbus' voyage to America

    11/23/2015 9:54:22 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Journal of Biological and Clinical Anthropology via Health Canal ^ | November 19, 2015 | Johanna Sophia Gaul, Karl Grossschmidt, Christian Gusenbauer and Fabian Kanz
    In 1495, a "new" disease spread throughout Europe: syphilis. Christopher Columbus was said to have brought this sexually transmitted disease back from his voyage to America. At least, that has been the accepted theory up until now. Using morphological and structural evidence, researchers from the Department of Forensic Medicine and the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology (bone laboratory) at MedUni Vienna have now identified several cases of congenital syphilis dating back to as early as 1320 AD in skeletons from excavations at the cathedral square of St. Polten, Austria... Congenital syphilis, which is passed from a pregnant mother to...
  • Medieval DNA suggests Columbus didn't trigger syphilis epidemic in Europe

    08/17/2020 8:50:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies ^ | August 13, 2020 | Charlotte Hartley
    Researchers have long clashed over the circumstances of the 1495 European syphilis epidemic. The so-called Columbian theory posits that Columbus and his crew carried the bacterium, or an earlier progenitor of it, when they returned to Europe in 1493 after their American journey. Skeletons of Native Americans who died prior to Columbus's arrival show bone lesions from Treponemal diseases, including yaws and bejel, and some researchers suspect syphilis was also present. However, other researchers believe syphilis itself circulated in Europe for centuries and became more virulent in the late 1400s. They point to a growing body of archaeological evidence: skeletal...
  • Did Columbus 'discover' America? Teachers re-examine how history is taught

    08/08/2020 3:51:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 8, 2020 | Daniella Silva
    Educators from around the country have been reflecting on what they teach and how they teach it in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the national protests that followed. Some lessons up for reconsideration: the dismissive take that it was simply "the norm" that Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves in the late 1700s and language around Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of America.
  • Who's to blame for Columbus setting sail anyway? Why did he travel West to go East? (What blocked the ancient land routes to India & China?)

    08/04/2020 7:42:03 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 3, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Columbus set sail on his first voyage AUGUST 3, 1492, with the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria. He explained how the Spanish monarchs approved his plan: "... And ordained that I should not go by land (the usual way) to the Orient (East), but by the route of the Occident (West), by which no one to this day knows for sure that anyone has gone." Why did he seek to find a sea route to India and China? Because 40 years earlier Islamic Ottoman Turks closed off the land routes. The background to Columbus' voyage goes back to the...
  • “Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are” - Booker T. Washington's famous Racial Reconciliation Speech; citing a ship stranded in the dangerous "doldrums"

    08/02/2020 6:22:07 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 31, 2020 | Bill Federer
    On the third of his four voyages, Columbus sailed south along the west coast of Africa before heading west across the Atlantic Ocean . There he was caught in the "doldrums," a dangerous condition near the equator, called the "horse latitudes," where there is intense heat and no wind. The origin of the term "horse latitudes" came later, when ships sailing to the New World were stranded in the "doldrums" for weeks. As they baked in the sun, they ran out of fresh drinking water. Sailors reportedly pushed overboard the horses they were transporting as the ocean salt water they...
  • Italian Americans say Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot is 'giving in to violence and cancel culture' by removing statues of Christopher Columbus and accuse her of 'siding with a destructive minority'

    07/25/2020 9:09:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24 2020 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    Italian Americans have reacted with anger after two statues of Christopher Columbus in Chicago were removed under cover of darkness in the early hours of Friday morning under the orders of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Before dawn, city crews used cranes to remove a monument in Chicago's Little Italy and a massive bronze statue in Grant Park, which were first erected at the city's first and second World's Fairs in 1893 and 1933, respectively. Italian American community leaders say they were taken aback by Lightfoot's abrupt order to remove the statues, which Lightfoot calls a 'temporary' measure until passions cool. The...
  • Police arrest man in connection to beheading of Waterbury Columbus Statue

    07/18/2020 12:00:58 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 13 replies
    NT ^ | 07-18-20 | Paul Goldberg
    WTNH reports Police have arrested a man Thursday in connection to the beheading of the Waterbury Christopher Columbus statue outside City Hall on July 4. Brandon Ambrose, 22, of New York, turned himself in to the Waterbury Police on Thursday morning. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, desecration of property and larceny.
  • Study Reveals Just How Bad Syphilis Got in London in The Late 18th Century

    07/14/2020 9:30:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | July 11, 2020 | David Nield
    As many as one in five Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s during the late 18th century, according to a detailed new study on the sexually transmitted infection (STI) and its spread in the capital of the United Kingdom. Researchers used data from hospital admissions and workhouse infirmaries to reach their figures, making allowances for duplicate records, private treatments, and the possibility of syphilis numbers getting mixed in with other diseases like gonorrhea or chlamydia. The findings show a much higher incidence in London than elsewhere in the country at the time – other studies show 'the pox' was half...
  • The Worst Diseases in Shakespeare's England

    03/28/2020 3:42:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Shakespeare Online ^ | Aug 2000 | Amanda Mabillard
    From a disease standpoint, Shakespeare was living in arguably the worst place and time in history. Shakespeare's overcrowded, rat-infested, sexually promiscuous London, with raw sewage flowing in the Thames, was the hub for the nastiest diseases known to mankind. Here are the worst of the worst. 1. Plague It is little surprise that the plague was the most dreaded disease of Shakespeare's time. Carried by fleas living on the fur of rats, the plague swept through London in 1563, 1578-9, 1582, 1592-3, and 1603 (Singman, 52). The outbreaks in 1563 and 1603 were the most ferocious, each wiping out over...
  • A New Skeleton and an Old Debate About Syphilis

    02/19/2016 8:53:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Atlantic ^ | February 18, 2016 | Cari Romm
    In June 1495, the Italian historian Niccolo Squillaci wrote a letter describing a horrific disease that was sweeping through Europe. “There are itching sensations, and an unpleasant pain in the joints; there is a rapidly increasing fever,” he wrote. “The skin is inflamed with revolting scabs and is completely covered with swellings and tubercules, which are initially of a livid red color, and then become blacker.” And, tellingly, “It most often begins with the private parts.”