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  • Mysterious Footprints Suggest Neanderthals Climbed a Volcano Right After It Erupted

    01/04/2022 7:21:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | January 4, 2022 | MIKE MCRAE
    Footprints on the Ciampate del Diavolo. (edmondo gnerre/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0) ============================================================================================= According to legend, the devil once took a walk down the side of a volcano in southern Italy, each step preserved forever in solid rock. The tracks are known as the "Ciampate del Diavolo"' or "Devil's Trail" – but details published in 2020 reveal a less diabolical yet far more interesting story on how they came to be. The mysterious footprints are well known to those living near Roccamonfina, an extinct volcano in southern Italy that hasn't erupted in tens of thousands of years. Since 2001, researchers have...
  • Focus on the harvest[Charistmatic caucus]

    01/03/2022 4:21:51 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    There is an opportunity to move with me as never before in this new year for I am bringing in the sheaths as I burn off the dross and as I begin this new harvest of souls, truly you shall see the ease and favor I have bestowed upon you as I did on the day of pentecost for my tongues of fire shall now be your friend and companion yet one in spirit and truth for truly this is the fire of my breath upon my children to bring in those lost and stolen by the enemy returning now...
  • General George S. Patton's Personal Jeep Driver Remembers the Legendary Man (NOTE: the REAL STORY about the "slapping incident" and not what you think)

    12/23/2021 8:29:29 PM PST · by max americana · 61 replies
    youtube ^ | 12//21/2021 | AMERICAN VETERANS CENTER
    Interview with Patton's driver during WW2. TWO important notes in this video: Jeff Sanza states he was there when Ike radioed him to STOP and not go further to Berlin. The driver states he saw tears go down Patton's face because he didnt want the Soviets there and it clearly upset him. Patton wanted to be in Berlin 2) The REAL story for eh slapping incident: NO, it was NOT a slap across the face. Idiot liberal media back then had in it for Patton. At 12:30 MARK but watch the entire 16 minute video, it's great.
  • Bittersweet Taste at Christmas: Italians Struggle With Cost of Beloved Panettone

    12/22/2021 3:01:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/22/21 | Sofia Barbarani
    There’s no Christmas without panettone. Or so say 70 per cent of Italians, who admit they cannot fathom a festive season without their beloved sweet bread. Before its recent rise to fame in the US and the UK, the staple festive treat had adorned Italy’s kitchens for centuries and in a variety of forms. From honeyed bread in ancient Rome, or a simple loaf with sugar and raisins in the Middle Ages, to the present-day buttery version, packed with raisins and candied fruits. For some families, however, this Christmas stands to be somewhat bittersweet. In addition to the financial impact...
  • Italy knew of - and allowed - the deadly Palestinian terror attack on the Rome synagogue in 1982

    12/15/2021 1:08:12 PM PST · by NewsRael · 10 replies
    newsrael ^ | Dec 15, 2021 | Newsrael
    Italy Betrayed its Jews in fear of the PLO It has long been a "secret" that was always known that European countries had "secret" agreements to help with diplomatic aid certain Palestinian terror groups and allow them to work on its soil, as long as those grous didn't committ terror attacks against them. Now it turns out that Italy (at least) took this one step further as a report emerges in the news site "Times of Israel" which proves that Italy disregarded intel that a terror attack was planned against the Great Synagogue in Rome in 1982 and allowed it...
  • Russia’s foreign minister cancels trip to Israel, North Africa

    12/12/2021 9:54:36 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/11/2021 | Lazar Berman
    Sergei Lavrov backs out of meeting with Bennett and Lapid amid Ukraine tensions and delicate Iran talks; Israeli sources say visit officially postponed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov canceled on Friday a planned trip to Israel and the region, during which he had been slated to meet with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and President Isaac Herzog. Lavrov had been scheduled to meet with the Israeli officials on Sunday and Monday, before meetings with Palestinian, Algerian, and Moroccan leaders, according to Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. He had been expected to attend the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum...
  • Russia edges closer to war as new arms arrive on Ukraine’s border

    12/12/2021 9:51:03 AM PST · by EBH · 36 replies
    A recent sighting of Putin’s notorious Buk missiles on their way to the frontline does not bode well for talks A flatbed rail wagon speeding through south-west Russia last week carried an ill omen for negotiations to avert a larger war with Ukraine. On board was a Buk-M1, the kind of medium-range surface-to-air missile system that became notorious in 2014 after a missile fired from territory controlled by Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine shot down a Malaysian airliner, killing all 298 people aboard. If Russia goes to war in Ukraine, it still needs to take a number of steps: establishing...
  • G7 nations agree Russia will face ‘massive consequences’ if it invades Ukraine: Blinken

    12/12/2021 9:47:15 AM PST · by EBH · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/12/2021 | Mark Moore
    Blinken met with his counterparts in the G7 countries over the weekend in Liverpool, England, about Moscow’s enormous military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border that many see as a prelude to an imminent invasion. “They are equally resolute in their determination to stand against Russian aggression, to ideally deter it, prevent it. And we’ve made clear as well that there would be massive consequences if Russia commits renewed acts of aggression against Ukraine​,” Blinken said Sunday during an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”​ America’s top diplomat said the Biden administration seeks to have a “stable, predictable relationship” with...
  • China's Xi and Russia's Putin dominate the G7

    12/12/2021 9:26:34 AM PST · by EBH · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/12/2021 | William James and Alexander Ratz, Humeyra Pamuk
    LIVERPOOL, England, Dec 12 (Reuters) - While Russian President Vladimir Putin keeps the West guessing over Ukraine, it was the might of Chinese President Xi Jinping that garnered the long-term strategic focus when the diplomats from the Group of Seven richest democracies met this weekend. The United States and its other G7 allies are searching for a coherent response to Xi's growing assertiveness after China’s spectacular economic and military rise over the past 40 years.
  • G7 leaders look for consensus on Russia's 'malign behavior' toward Ukraine

    12/11/2021 10:11:41 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 December 2021 | LEXI LONAS
    Leaders in the Group of Seven are looking for a consensus regarding Russia’s “malign behavior” towards Ukraine. The leaders of the U.K., U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Italy are meeting at the Museum of Liverpool for two days of talks, with Russia-Ukraine tensions one of the key issues on the table, The Associated Press reported. The meeting is hosted by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who wants “a show of unity against global aggressors” and a coordinated response....
  • One of Italy's top journalists has harsh words for NY Times 'ideological' coverage of a stabbing spree

    12/11/2021 7:44:42 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10 Dec 2021 | John Sexton
    Last Thursday a 25-year-old criminal with a long history of arrests named Vincent Pinkney went on a stabbing spree in Manhattan. His first victim was an Italian Ph.D. student at Columbia University:The student, Davide Giri, was traveling home from soccer practice just before 11 p.m. when he was stabbed in the abdomen about two blocks from his apartment building, the police and friends said. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead…Mr. Giri, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science who was expected to graduate in May, had begun working as a research assistant at Columbia around...
  • World’s loneliest house built into side of remote mountain range has been empty for 100 years

    12/10/2021 8:27:53 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 100 replies
    NY Post ^ | Olivia Burke
    The world’s loneliest house, stuck on the side of a remote mountain range, had lain empty for 100 years — but its mystery remains. Savvy Italian soldiers are said to have built the shelter as a place to rest while battling the Austro-Hungarians across the rugged terrain.
  • Italy Bans Unvaccinated From Public Life With ‘Super Green Pass’

    12/06/2021 8:51:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/06/2021 | Peter Caddle
    Italy is rolling out its ‘Super Green Pass’ today, barring the unvaccinated from a variety of events and amenities, even if they have a negative COVID test. Unvaccinated individuals are now barred from eating indoors at restaurants, attending sports events, concerts, theatres, and other public events, regardless of whether or not they have tested negative for the Chinese Coronavirus, reports Italian newspaper Il Giornale.
  • Report: Pope Francis Could Bring 50 Migrants from Cyprus to Italy

    11/29/2021 7:28:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/29/21 | Courtney Mares
    Pope Francis could reportedly help to bring up to 50 migrants to Italy as part of his trip to Cyprus and Greece this week. Cypriot government spokesman Marios Pelekanos said that the Vatican wanted to arrange the transfer of migrants currently in Cyprus to Rome, Reuters reported on Nov. 26. “This is a tangible expression of solidarity by the head of the Roman Catholic Church to people in need, affirming that the Vatican recognizes the problem that the Republic of Cyprus faces today because of the increased migratory flows and the need for a fair distribution among EU member states,”...
  • A Dinosaur Skeleton Goes to Auction

    11/28/2021 6:33:04 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies ^ | November 22, 2021 |
    Meet Henry, the dinosaur that will go to auction during the prestigious sale of Modern and Contemporary Art at Cambi on December 14 in Milan, Italy. Henry is a Hypacrosaurus skeleton, an ornithopod dinosaur belonging to the hadrosaurid family, dating back to the Upper Cretaceous, Campanian era (75-67 million years ago). Due to the more moderate size of its skeleton compared to Tyrannosaurus, its name means "near the highest lizard" and is distinguished by the high curve of its spine and the characteristic shape of the tall and rounded crest. Henry measures 13 feet long and was collected in a...
  • Germany, Italy join list of countries with detected cases of omicron COVID-19 variant

    11/27/2021 11:52:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Thehill ^ | 11/27/2021 | Caroline Vakil
    Both Italy and Germany reported on Saturday that they had detected cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant, adding to a handful of countries that have found the new variant within their borders. Two cases of omicron were found in the southeastern German state of Bavaria, the country's health ministry confirmed, according to Reuters. The ministry said that the two people infected with the variant, who the government appeared to imply had traveled from South Africa, were isolating after they came into the country on Nov. 24.
  • Justinianic Plague was nothing like flu and may have hit England before Constantinople

    11/27/2021 8:28:59 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    University of Cambridge ^ | November 22, 2021 | Communications team
    ...bubonic plague may have reached England before its first recorded case in the Mediterranean via a currently unknown route, possibly involving the Baltic and Scandinavia...The Justinianic Plague is the first known outbreak of bubonic plague in west Eurasian history and struck the Mediterranean world at a pivotal moment in its historical development, when the Emperor Justinian was trying to restore Roman imperial power.For decades, historians have argued about the lethality of the disease; its social and economic impact; and the routes by which it spread. In 2019-20, several studies, widely publicised in the media, argued that historians had massively exaggerated...
  • “We’ll Never Give Up” – Protests Erupt Across World Over Government COVID Tyranny: AP News Calls Them "Far-Right"

    11/21/2021 9:39:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 11/21/2021 | Tyler Durden
    AP News calls them "far-right," but tens of thousands of freedom-loving people marched against new tyrannical public health measures, such as partial and full lockdowns and health passports and mandatory vaccinations, across Europe. Demonstrations against new virus restrictions were observed in Austria, Croatia, Italy, Northern Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Outside of Europe, protesters were seen in several cities across Canada, Australia, Japan, and even the US. Some marked Saturday as part of a "Worldwide Freedom" rally to protest COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.Some of the most intense rallies, which turned into riots, were in the port...
  • Residents evacuated from Italian island Vulcano over carbon dioxide levels

    11/21/2021 8:26:15 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 November 2021 | Barbie Latza Nadeau, CNN
    (CNN)Most of the 250 permanent residents of a volcanic Italian island have been told to evacuate after levels of carbon dioxide in the air spiked dangerously, causing respiratory problems to people and their pets. Carbon dioxide levels around the volcanic island of Vulcano in the Aeolian archipelago off the north coast of Sicily have risen from 80 tons to 480 tons, effectively reducing the amount of oxygen in the air, according to the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).... ...In a message on the Lipari Comune's Facebook page, Giorgianni explained Sunday that the evacuation is not because of...
  • Italian Epidemiologist Recommends People Shun Unvaccinated at Christmas(more EU absurdity)

    11/20/2021 9:12:33 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 11/20/2021 | Chris Tomlinson
    Italian epidemiologist Pier Luigi Lopalco has recommended that vaccinated Italians shun the unvaccinated at Christmas, saying they should not invite them to their homes for Christmas dinner. Lopalco, who serves as a Professor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Pisa, stated that fully vaccinated Italians should privately enforce their own version of the country’s vaccine passport, known as the Green Pass, at Christmas gatherings. “I call it the Green Pass for small social circles. If it is an invite from me, the unvaccinated do not enter. If I am the guest, I make sure that the guests...