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  • Musical Interlude topic for March 2023

    03/04/2023 8:17:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies
    YouTube etc ^ | November 17, 2009 etcetera | Mauricio Pineros Lopez et al
    Larry Fast (Lawrence R. Fast) is a synthesizer expert and composer. He is best known for Synergy, his 1975-1987 series of synthesizer music albums, and for his contribution to a number of popular music acts, including Peter Gabriel, Foreigner, and Hall and Oates.Synergy - Larry Fast - Delta Two | Mauricio Pineros Lopez | 2.31K subscribers | 63,148 views | November 17, 2009
  • Charlton Heston Freedom Icon Remembered On The Ides Of March For Playing Marc Antony

    03/15/2023 9:07:02 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 17 replies
    Today is the Ides Of March. Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day in 44 BC. In 1950 Charlton Heston gave a brilliant performance as Marc Antony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. If Brutus was an honourable man, then so is Joe Biden in his ice cream dreams. Some poeticised thoughts from Heston on freedom follow .....
  • The Ides of March—a Day of Murder That Forever Changed History

    03/14/2023 2:24:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    National Geographic ^ | MARCH 14, 2023 | Jennifer Vernon
    The Ides of March—a day of murder that forever changed history ​The assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C still resonates as a day of infamy. Here's how the plot unfolded.Julius Caesar's bloody assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., forever marked March 15, or the Ides of March, as a day of infamy. It has fascinated scholars and writers ever since. For ancient Romans living before that event, however, an ides was merely one of several common calendar terms used to mark monthly lunar events. The ides simply marked the appearance of the full moon. But Romans would soon learn...
  • Update from Ukraine | Close call in Bakhmut for Ukraine | Generals sent back up

    03/01/2023 2:02:32 PM PST · by · 61 replies ^ | 3-1-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Close call in Bakhmut for Ukraine | Generals sent back up Follow on Instagram up to date uploads. ****SUMMARY Military MAPS & COMMENTS here: The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 28th February 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).
  • The First Satellite Map of California (1851)

    11/09/2022 6:38:03 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Big Think ^ | March 14, 2012 | Frank Jacobs
    [subtitle: The incredible (and indeed untrue) story of President Taylor's APE]It’s 1849, and a Gold Rush is drawing thousands of American prospectors to California, which was snatched from Mexico only a year earlier. The lay of the land is still poorly surveyed, the risks and resources of the terrain as yet largely unknown.So US President Zachary Taylor initiates a top secret government programme to speed-map the last piece in the puzzle of America’s Manifest Destiny...Predating the launch of Sputnik by over a century, President Taylor’s task force, consisting of civil engineers and frontiersmen, constructs a rocket in the Californian wilderness,...
  • How The Ides Of March Led To Jesus Being Born In Bethlehem

    03/15/2021 3:41:16 PM PDT · by OneVike · 40 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 3/15/21 | Chuck Ness
    What is so interesting about today, March 15, in Christian history?Now I agree this is a bit of a stretch, but in the scheme of things it does makes some sense. If for no other reason than to bring it up for discussion. They say that the more you know the more you do not know, so here is a tidbit to consider. Today is "The Ides of March",which is the fateful day in 44 B.C. when Julius Caesar was assassinated. Why is it interesting to note? Well, the man who succeeded Caesar is Emperor Augustus who brought peace...
  • Removing Trump Is Not Enough. He Must Be Prosecuted.

    12/02/2020 4:47:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 136 replies
    The Nation ^ | 1 Dec, 2020 | SASHA ABRAMSKY
    Inauguration Day is only seven weeks away. In “normal” times, the outgoing president and his team would at this point be facilitating a smooth transfer of power—tying up a few policy loose ends, but generally making way for the new president and acknowledging the new political priorities of that president. None of that is happening with Donald Trump. In fact, quite the reverse........ Given how the post-election period has developed, it’s not enough to remove this man from power. His authoritarian presence on the political stage, the cancer that he represents on the American body politic, must be obliterated, leaving...
  • Trump at the Rubicon How the Insurrection Act and Militia Act Empower Trump to Cast the Die

    11/24/2020 6:31:31 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 103 replies ^ | 11/18/2020 | Alexander Macris
    In the closing days of 50 BC, the Roman Senate declared that Julius Caesar’s term as a provincial governor was finished. Roman law afforded its magistrates immunity to prosecution, but this immunity would end with Caesar’s term. As the leader of the populares faction, Caesar had many enemies among the elite optimates, and as soon as he left office, these enemies planned to bury him in litigation. Caesar knew he would lose everything: property, liberty, even his life. Caesar decided it was better to fight for victory than accept certain defeat. In January 49 BC, he crossed the Rubicon River...
  • Mika Brzezinski: ‘You Can’t Let All These Things Go’ — Trump Needs to Be Investigated

    11/25/2020 10:37:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2020 | Pam Key
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that President Donald Trump should be investigated after he leaves office. Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “Mika, you know, President-elect Biden is already facing calls from some in the Democratic Party to investigate and prosecute President Trump. One of the senior prosecutors in the Mueller investigation just also came forward and said that the next attorney general should hold Trump accountable for any criminal behavior in office despite how divisive that could be for the country. What’s the best move for the sake of the country, in your opinion?
  • Rome's ancient Largo di Torre Argentina to open to the public

    02/25/2019 5:31:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    The Local ^ | February 20, 2019 | editors
    The ancient square, the site where Julius Caesar was murdered, is to get a make-over courtesy of fashion house Bulgari, which plans to spend some €800,000 restoring the ruins to an accessible state. Currently visitors can only admire the square from above. It is closed to all except a colony of stray cats and the human volunteers who operate a sanctuary for them in the south-west corner... Off-limits and overgrown, its archaeological remains stacked into piles, the area needs considerable work to make it accessible to the public, including securing the ruins, installing walkways and building public bathrooms... There have...
  • CSIC researchers find the exact spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed

    10/10/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | CSIC Comunicación
    A concrete structure of three meters wide and over two meters high, placed by order of Augustus (adoptive son and successor of Julius Caesar) to condemn the assassination of his father, has given the key to the scientists. This finding confirms that the General was stabbed right at the bottom of the Curia of Pompey while he was presiding, sitting on a chair, over a meeting of the Senate. Currently, the remains of this building are located in the archaeological area of Torre Argentina, right in the historic centre of the Roman capital... Classical sources refer to the closure (years...
  • Uncovering the Great Theater of Apamea

    06/02/2012 7:48:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Cynthia Finlayson
    The Great Theater at Apamea in northern Syria vies with the Large Theater at Ephesus, Turkey for the honor of being the largest extant Roman edifice of its type to have survived the ravages of time. Both buildings are estimated to have held audiences of over 20,000 persons, and both may have had their origins in an earlier Greek Hellenistic structure that was overbuilt in the Roman Era. Only one other theater, the Theater of Pompey in Rome, is known to have been larger. However, Pompey's lavish building is buried under the modern streets of the city, and its surviving...
  • Brennan Predicts Mueller Report, More Indictments On Friday: "I Don't Have Inside Knowledge"

    03/06/2019 7:20:35 PM PST · by CaptainK · 55 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/5/2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said that, "not knowing," he would not be surprised if indictments produced by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation were delivered this Friday. In an interview Tuesday night with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, Brennan said if a Trump family member is indicted that would signal the end of Mueller's investigation because Trump would probably fire him. "I wouldn't be surprised if for example this week on Friday, not knowing anything about it, but Friday is the day the grand jury indictments come down and also this Friday is better than next Friday because next Friday is the...
  • McDonald’s worker jumps out drive-through window to aid stricken cop

    03/15/2017 2:43:07 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 15 March 2017 | Alexandra Klausner
    “I see she’s hardly breathing, and I thought that’s not normal,” Viloria told NBC4 of his decision to spring into action. Luckily, a curb stopped the car and Viloria was able to pull the officer out of her vehicle. The victim has not been publicly identified.
  • The Life and Death of Julius Caesar

    03/15/2017 10:52:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    MIT ^ | circa 1599 | William Shakespeare
    ACT I SCENE I. Rome. A street. Enter FLAVIUS, MARULLUS, and certain Commoners FLAVIUS Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home: Is this a holiday? what! know you not, Being mechanical, you ought not walk Upon a labouring day without the sign Of your profession? Speak, what trade art thou? First Commoner Why, sir, a carpenter. MARULLUS Where is thy leather apron and thy rule? What dost thou with thy best apparel on? You, sir, what trade are you? Second Commoner Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler. MARULLUS...
  • Ides of March (Total vanity, no real content)

    03/15/2016 11:15:14 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 49 replies
    History | 3/15/16 | History
    Beware the Ides of March. That's today. Today is The Ides of March. Some are saying today is a day that could change the future of the nation.
  • Beware The Ides of March

    03/15/2016 7:30:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-15-2016 | MOTUS
    There is more than one reason to be wary today. It’s Super Tuesday II and, yes, it is the Ides of March - the day Julius Caesar was assassinated by a coalition of his friends and family. Butt that’s not the only significant political take-down that took place on March 15; in 1917 Czar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate his throne thus ending the 304-year-old Romanov dynasty that ushered in Bolshevik rule. He and his family are taken captive and later executed before a firing squad.So a little heads up for politicians and proletariats alike: when the people finally...
  • 6 myths about the Ides of March and killing Caesar

    03/15/2015 9:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    Vox ^ | March 15, 2015 | Phil Edwards
    This is what most of us know about the death of Julius Caesar, half-remembered from movies and plays: Some soothsayer said, "Beware the Ides of March." A few idealistic Romans decided to win back Rome for the people.Caesar got stabbed by Brutus with a big sword, said "Et tu, Brute?" and died nobly. All of that is wrong.
  • Archaeologists Discover Murder Site Where Julius Caesar Was Assassinated in 44 B.C.

    10/11/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 11, 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Spot Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Discovered Archaeologists believe they have found the first physical evidence of the spot where Julius Caesar died, according to a new Spanish National Research Council report. Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Roman senators on March 14, 44 B.C, the Ides of March. The assassination is well-covered in classical texts, but until now, researchers had no archaeological evidence of the place where it happened. Now, archaeologists have unearthed a concrete structure nearly 10 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall (3 meters by 2 meters)...
  • Beware the "Ides of March(March 15th)...

    03/15/2012 9:25:57 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 22 replies