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  • Huge ancient underground stone circle is uncovered near Bodmin

    05/23/2022 8:50:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Cornwall Live ^ | May 19, 2022 | Lisa Letcher
    A previously unknown stone circle has been uncovered close to a Cornish town. The discovery took place as archaeological surveys of Castilly Henge, near Bodmin, have been carried out as part of a project to conserve and better understand the site.New research by Historic England and the Cornwall Archaeology Unit (CAU) revealed a previously unknown stone circle inside the ancient henge. The sheer scale of it can be seen in pictures shared by Historic England in this article.The site has now been fenced, allowing it to be grazed by animals without damaging the structure at the site which is one...
  • Incredible Colorful Ceiling Frescoes Discovered In Ancient Egyptian Temple

    05/23/2022 8:12:27 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    IFLscience [sic] ^ | May 18, 2022 | Dr Alfredo Carpineti
    Two millennia's worth of soot and dirt covered the ceiling frescoes in the temple of Khnum in the Egyptian city of Esna, protecting the colors underneath. Now, painstaking restoration work from archeologists has brought these incredible pieces of art back to life.The frescoes have 46 images of vultures, representing, in turn, the Upper-Egyptian vulture goddess Nekhbet and the Lower-Egyptian serpent goddess Wadjet, who is also depicted as a vulture with open wings, although keeping the head of a cobra and the crown of Lower Egypt. Nekhbet is wearing the Upper Egypt crown...Construction of the religious building had begun during Ptolemaic...
  • Bannon War Room - Mon. morning show, 10am-Noon ET

    05/23/2022 6:59:09 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 5 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 05/23/2022 | Steve Bannon
    Freep Mail 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this list. Tune in LIVE at one of these links or via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App...... On GETTR, go here & click “Live now” button: On Rumble – “Live” & for past episodes:“WarRoom BATTLEGROUND” Live following Bannon’s regular PM show, 6–7PM EST, at these links:
  • Update: Multistate Outbreak of Monkeypox --- Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, 2003

    05/23/2022 6:06:07 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    CDC ^ | 7-11-2003 | CDC
    As of July 8, 2003, a total of 71 cases of monkeypox have been reported to CDC from Wisconsin (39), Indiana (16), Illinois (12), Missouri (two), Kansas (one), and Ohio (one); these include 35 (49%) cases laboratory-confirmed at CDC and 36 (51%) suspect and probable cases under investigation by state and local health departments (Figure 1). Eleven cases were excluded from those reported previously because they met the exclusion criteria outlined in the updated national case definition, and one new case was added (1). The number of cases increased from May 15 through the week ending June 8 and declined...
  • NEWS FROM WASHINGTON: The Call of the Government for Recruits; More Difficulty About the Fugitive Slave Law (5/23/1862)

    05/23/2022 4:47:18 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Thursday, May 22. THE CALL FOR TROOPS. The War Department has called for no definite number of troops, but has reopened the recruiting stations, lately closed by order. Some new regiments will be raised for special service, as in Kentucky, for the military commandant appointed there. Beyond this, no formal call has been made on States for volunteers. The main object is to obtain a reserve to fill up existing regiments. The radicals exaggerate this matter. THE HUMPHREYS IMPEACHMENT CASE. The ceremony resolving the Senate into a Court of Impeachment to receive the managers appointed by the House to...
  • Jurors await key evidence in trial of Clinton campaign lawyer charged in Durham’s probe (Should Hillary take the stand?)

    05/23/2022 2:52:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/22 | Jeff Mordock
    Prosecutors in the criminal trial of former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann are expected to introduce their most important piece of evidence this week, a billing record for the defendant’s 2016 meeting with the FBI to pitch anti-Trump dirt. Court watchers say waiting until later in the trial to show jurors a smoking gun in the case is the right call. “My speculation is that they are saving the billing record for the bolo punch at the end. The bigger risk is introducing it earlier in the trial and the jury won’t remember what it’s about,” said Andrew Leipold,...
  • BLM leader used $73,000 of charity funds for private jet service ‘due to security threats’

    05/23/2022 2:19:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/17/22 | Isabel Vincent
    Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation provided private jet service for its executive director, its latest tax filings show. In addition to luxury real estate purchases in the US and Canada, filings show that Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the group and its only board member for fiscal 2020, enjoyed charter jet travel “due to security threats and during the COVID pandemic,” according to the tax filings which provide few other details. “This travel was for organizational purposes,” the filing said. “The expenditure was voluntarily reimbursed subsequent to year end.” Filings show that Cullors, who resigned from the group in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Not woke enough to be a vicar! Black political commentator Calvin Robertson who said Britain is NOT a racist country is BLOCKED from becoming a priest by white bishop as a result

    05/22/2022 5:15:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2022 | Mark Hookham
    A black trainee vicar was blocked from becoming a Church of England priest after a white bishop voiced concerns about his belief that Britain was not institutionally racist. In the latest storm to hit the Church, Calvin Robinson, a TV presenter and political commentator, accused senior figures last night of torpedoing his planned ordination because of his conservative and anti-woke views.
  • The military situation in Ukraine, as seen by an ex-member of the Swiss strategic intelligence

    05/22/2022 12:59:48 PM PDT · by Cathi · 117 replies
    The Rio Times ^ | April 18, 2022 | Jacques Baud
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Part One: The Road To War – For years, from Mali to Afghanistan, I have worked for peace and risked my life for it. It is therefore not a question of justifying war, but of understanding what led us to it. [….] Let’s try to examine the roots of the [Ukrainian] conflict. ---------------------- (Cathi: This is the best, most thorough, least biased explanation from an expert on the current Ukrainian, Russian conflict that I have read.)
  • Evidence of slash-and-burn cultivation during the Mesolithic

    05/22/2022 12:56:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | May 17, 2022 | Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
    As early as 9,500 years ago, people in Europe used slash-and-burn methods to make land usable for agriculture. This is shown by environmental data generated by scientists from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment (S-HEP) at the University of Tübingen on the basis of two drill cores from the Ammer Valley. The data were then correlated with results from the Mesolithic scattered finds from Rottenburg-Siebenlinden excavated by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (State Office for Monument Preservation). In their study, published in the Journal of Quaternary Science, the scientists investigate to what extent climate or anthropogenic factors played...
  • Fenjiu offers clues to China's history of distilling

    05/22/2022 12:20:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies ^ | May 20, 2022 | China Daily
    It is speculated that China has a history of alcoholic beverage production dating back more than 5,000 years. The speculation is based on written records and even legends.However, an archaeological discovery in Xinghuacun town of Shanxi's Fenyang city has offered material evidence for the long history and extended it to 6,000 years.One of the remarkable findings at the site, which is located in the premises of today's white liquor producer Xinghuacun Fenjiu Group, was a waving spindle-shaped bottle with a distinctive feature of Yangshao Culture, an ancient civilization in the middle reaches of the Yellow River between 5,000 and 7,000...
  • Archaeologists hail find of 'Seleucid satrap tomb’ in west-central Iran

    05/22/2022 9:55:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Tehran Times ^ | May 15, 2022 | AFM
    Archaeologists said on Saturday they had discovered what was believed to be the tomb of a Seleucid satrap or general in Hamedan, providing an extraordinary insight into the Hellenistic life in west-central Iran.According to the senior archaeologist Mohsen Khanjan, who leads the excavation, they have discovered a tomb, which is probably the burial place of one of the satraps, ILNA reported.The discovery is made in Tepe Naqarechi near what archaeologists have long been tracing to unearth the Seleucid Laodicea Temple under the modern town of Nahavand in Hamedan province...Over the past couple of years, Khanjan has led several archaeological seasons...
  • Headstone from 1781 found along Cuyahoga River near Cuyahoga Falls

    05/22/2022 9:25:27 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 54 replies
    News5 Cleveland ^ | May 17, 2022 | Drew Scofield
    The headstone, etched with the name Thadius Peck (1711-1781), was discovered by Richard and John Ryan on April 18 as they were walking along the river looking for an old fishing spot. The two came across an "odd-shaped stone" in a clearing across from the river and took a closer look. They cleaned off the muck and moss that had grown on it, and realized it wasn't just a flat rock but a headstone for someone who had been dead for 241 years.The stone is so old, it predates the founding of Cuyahoga Falls by three decades. It's even older...
  • King Herod the Great bathed in locally made calcite-alabaster bathtubs

    05/22/2022 8:18:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MAY 17, 2022 | Judith Sudilovsky
    King Herod the Great, king of Judea in the second half of the first century BC, is well known for his grandiose building projects, abundant wealth, political power and relentless pursuit of the opulent Roman lifestyle. Among the few archaeological artifacts found which give a peek into his private life are two of his personal calcite-alabaster bathtubs found in the palace of Herodium and his Kypros fortress near Jericho.Though never scientifically tested, archaeologists have until now assumed that all calcite-alabaster vessels found in the Southern Levant (modern day Israel and Palestine) had been made with foreign alabaster mainly from Egypt....
  • THE ADVANCE ON RICHMOND: The Whole Army in Motion for the Rebel Capital; A Great Battle Expected Immediately (5/22/1862)

    05/22/2022 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    TUNSTALL's STATION, Wednesday, May 21. The pickets of the enemy were driven across Bottom Bridge yesterday, by the troops advancing in that direction. The rebels attempted to regain the post by the use of their artillery, but failed. Our batteries opened, shelling the woods each side of the bridge. The advance, under Gen. STONEMAN reached New-Bridge yesterday, within eight miles of Richmond, but found no enemy in force this side of the Chickahominy, which at that point dwindles down to a small creek. The country in that locality is in a good state of cultivation, with no more swamp than...
  • Hillary Clinton’s sordid legacy of lies (Should her lawyer pals return the Mueller loot?)

    05/22/2022 5:47:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/21/22 | Michael Goodwin
    Proving that what’s old is new again, here is how the late William Safire began his New York Times column of Jan. 8, 1996: “Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady - a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation - is a congenital liar. “Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.” Safire detailed a series of situations where Hillary Clinton was caught...
  • The Election Denier Who Could Run Michigan’s Elections

    05/22/2022 5:02:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/22/22 | Elaine Godfrey
    In the weeks after the 2020 election, one particular Michigan woman was trumpeting claims of fraud as loudly as she could. Kristina Karamo, a community-college professor who’d previously accused Democrats of having a “Satanic agenda,” went on Fox News again and again to describe how illegal ballots supposedly had been tallied for Joe Biden at the TCF Center in Detroit, where she worked as a poll watcher. She testified before the State Senate that sacks of votes inexplicably had been dropped off there in the middle of Election Night. She suggested that Dominion Voting software had flipped Trump votes to...
  • Clinton Campaign Tweet on Trump, Russia 'Misleading Disinformation': Musk

    05/22/2022 4:31:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/21/22 | Fatma Khaled
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday agreed with a Twitter user who suggested that Hillary Clinton's campaign tweeted "misleading disinformation" in the past that alleged a connection between former President Donald Trump and Russia. "I have reported this tweet as misleading disinformation to the powers that be at @twitter. I would be interested to know if, when you receive control over the company, anything was done with this at any level. Pls advise soonest," Twitter user veeSPIKE wrote, addressing Musk while also sharing a tweet posted by Clinton in October 2016. Musk replied: "You are absolutely correct. That tweet is...
  • Hillary Clinton personally approved plan to share Trump-Russia allegation with the press in 2016, campaign manager says

    05/22/2022 4:08:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/20/22 | Marshall Cohen
    (CNN) - Hillary Clinton personally approved her campaign's plans in fall 2016 to share information with a reporter about an uncorroborated alleged server backchannel between Donald Trump and a top Russian bank, her former campaign manager testified Friday in federal court. Robby Mook said he attended a meeting with other senior campaign officials where they learned about strange cyberactivity that suggested a relationship between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which is based in Moscow. The group decided to share the information with a reporter, and Mook subsequently ran that decision by Clinton herself. "We discussed it with Hillary," Mook...
  • Georgia election officials dispute film’s voter fraud claims (Ruby Freeman not mentioned)

    05/22/2022 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    AP News ^ | 5/17/22 | Sudhin Thanawala
    ATLANTA (AP) - The Republican head of Georgia’s election board said Tuesday a recently released film alleging ballots were illegally collected and dropped off during the 2020 presidential election falsely suggests there were tens of thousands of illegitimate votes in the state. Still, State Election Board Chairman Matt Mashburn promised a “fair” investigation of its claims. “It’s not going to be a witch hunt,” he said at a meeting of the board. “It’s going to be done soberly and with great care by people who know what they’re doing.” The movie, called “2000 Mules,” paints an ominous picture suggesting Democrat-aligned...