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  • Investigating ancient irrigation tunnels with a remote controlled car

    09/16/2023 8:32:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | September 11, 2023 | Leiden University
    In ancient times, the desert in the Udhruh region in Jordan was transformed into a green oasis. An intricate network of underground water channels was part of an ancient system of water management, storing water and preventing loss through evaporation.Archaeologist Mark Driessen has found a new way to investigate and map these channels: a remote controlled car.In 2022 the team started to excavate a 20 meter deep water channel (qanat) shaft, only one of more than 200 shafts that are part of this specific system. Mark Driessen descended into the shaft, entering the horizontal water channels below...The remote controlled car...
  • Fani Willis rips into Jim Jordan over probe of Trump election case: ‘You lack a basic understanding of the law’

    09/07/2023 6:10:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Nypost ^ | 09/07/2023 | Ryan King
    Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney Fani Willis fired back at Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan’s Thursday over his probe of her Trump election interference case. Late last month, Jordan (R-Oh.) demanded a tranche of documents detailing communications between Willis and federal officials about former President Donald Trump, arguing her case could interfere in the 2024 election.
  • What Price Should Israel Pay for Saudis Joining the Abraham Accords?=Will normalizing the Kingdom's ties with Israel change the world?

    08/07/2023 7:09:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 7, 2023 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    There has been lots of breathless speculation for months now, in the American, Arab, and Israeli media, about what the U.S., and Israel, must offer Saudi Arabia for that country to join the Abraham Accords and normalize ties with Israel.More on the latest comments about a possible diplomatic breakthrough, during National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s visit to Riyadh to continue negotiations, can be found here: “Biden mulls Saudi deal forcing Netanyahu to abandon extremists – NYT,” by Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post, July 27, 2023:US President Joe Biden is mulling a mutual security pact with Riyadh that would include an Israeli-Saudi...
  • A child's ornate necklace highlights ancient farmers' social complexity

    08/04/2023 11:01:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | August 2, 2023 | Bruce Bower
    More than 2,500 stone and shell beads strewn across the child's upper body, along with a double-holed stone pendant positioned behind the neck and a mother-of-pearl ring laying on the chest, originally formed the impressive necklace, archaeologist Hala Alarashi and colleagues report August 2 in PLOS ONE. Perforations around the upper half of the mother-of-pearl ring held strings or cords for seven rows of beads that connected to the pendant, they say...Artisans fashioned the necklace out of stones and shells imported from different parts of the Middle East. Two amber beads represent the oldest yet discovered.The intricate necklace had come...
  • The colourful Twitter history of Palestine (Stealing Jewish-Palestine history 1920s-1930s as if it was "arab")

    08/01/2023 6:04:08 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 48 replies
    David Collier ^ | Aug 1, 2023
    anti-Zionism, antisemitism, BDS, Conflict history, Media Bias, The I/P conflictThe colourful Twitter history of PalestineSocial media sites such as Twitter portray a wonderful history of a state called Palestine – but first let us quickly remember the truth.The historical facts:For the Islamic world, the area of 19th century Southern Syria was a sparsely populated forgotten backwater with rival clans and nomadic tribes presenting a hazardous obstacle for every trip. The weakening of the occupying power (the Ottoman Empire) and growing global trade – resurrected European interest. It was Christian travellers recognising this area as their ‘Holy Land’ that put an...
  • More Dems Oppose Free Speech [semi-satire]

    07/29/2023 1:50:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 July 2023 | John Semmens
    A new poll conducted by Pew Research found that 81% of Democrats and Independents who lean Democrat favor censorship by government and tech companies of speech that they construe as unacceptable. The corresponding figure for Republicans and Independents who lean Republican is 48%. This means that a solid 60% of Americans favor censorship. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) called these findings "disturbing. America's status as the land of the free depends on freedom of speech. Without it, mistaken government policies will escape the inspection and criticism necessary for changing them. Tyrannies benefit from suppressing freedom of speech. This...
  • McCarthy Says 783rd Impeachable Offense By Biden Will Be The Last Straw

    07/25/2023 10:38:02 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/25/2023 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy did not mince words following revelations this month of Biden family corruption from whistleblowers in the government. In a forceful statement, he assured constituents that if Biden commits several hundred more impeachable offenses, that will be the last straw. "That's right: once Biden has committed at least 793 egregious acts of corruption, we will cut him off," said McCarthy. "We the American people cannot stand for this kind of unchecked criminality in the White House." "No more crimes for you, pal!" Sources confirmed that as more details emerge, Biden's list of impeachable offenses...
  • Jim Jordan says House could move to impeach Garland at a 'pretty quick pace'

    07/24/2023 12:32:45 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 79 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 7/23/2023 | Jenny Goldsberry
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said the House of Representatives could be moving in the direction of impeaching Attorney General Merrick Garland "at a pretty quick pace," following testimony from two IRS whistleblowers before the House Oversight Committee. Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, appeared on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures to review the revelations from IRS agents Gary Shapley and Joe Ziegler. Host Maria Baritomo asked Jordan if he would impeach Garland based on his takeaways from the hearing. Jordan said it is up to the full conference of the House GOP. "I will tell you this the speaker...
  • Jim Jordan: Impeachment is On the Table For Biden

    06/26/2023 2:41:56 PM PDT · by CFW · 68 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 6/26/23 | Debra Heine
    As the Biden family’s corruption scandals heat up, an increasing number of Republicans are calling for Joe Biden to be impeached, including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee. During an appearance on Sunday Morning Futures with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Jordan said impeachment was definitely on the table. “We’re driven by the facts and the Constitution. If the facts show there were high crimes, misdemeanors, bribery, treason, whatever—if the facts show there’s a crime there that warrants impeachment, our duty compels us,” Jordan said. “But first we have to first get all the...
  • Four Israelis killed, four wounded in terror attack near Eli ["heroic" falstinians massacre bystanders]

    06/20/2023 7:50:51 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 10 replies
    JNS ^ | June 20, 2023
    Palestinian terrorists opened fire on bystanders at the gas station below the town in Samaria. One Palestinian terrorist was “neutralized” in a firefight and security personnel were searching for two accomplices. The masked terrorists were armed with M16 assault rifles. They abandoned a vehicle (knives were found inside) but may have fled in a second one. The attack took place at the entrance to a restaurant at a gas station on Route 60 located below Eli, which is north of Ramallah and south of Nablus (Shechem
  • The Two American Obsessions in the Middle East-It's all about the Palestinians and the Mullahs

    06/16/2023 6:58:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 16, 2023 | Joseph Puder
    Both the Obama and Biden administrations have had two obsessions that have proven to be erroneous but continue to persist. One is the belief that the Palestinians are the key to Arab Israeli peace. Former President Barack Obama had spent eight years pursuing efforts to push Israel to make unilateral concessions to the Palestinians, including freezing settlement expansion for almost a full year. At the same time, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas climbed on a high tree and refused to come down and negotiate. President Joe Biden has been less preoccupied with the Palestinians since other priorities emerged that made...
  • Arabs "who organized the [Apr-1936] riot against the Jews that day targeted the timing for Hitler's birthday"

    p. 85: General strike - The extent to which the riot in Jaffa was prepared in every detail was evidenced by the Arab leaders' decision -- which was taken at noon that day -- to declare a general strike "until peace is restored." A protest meeting was held in Nablus, which that day took the central place at the forefront of the Palestinian struggle... In Nablus, every Jewish vehicle that crossed the city was also immediately stoned. A protest meeting was also held in Tulkarm. The Germans are celebrating While the curfew went into effect in the two twin cities,...
  • John Kerry to visit Jerusalem to discuss climate

    05/31/2023 8:36:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Amman, Jerusalem, Dubai, and Oslo between May 31 and June 7. Secretary Kerry will visit Amman for the wedding of Jordanian Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan and Ms. Rajwa Al Seif. In Jerusalem and Dubai, Secretary Kerry will hold meetings with officials regarding global cooperation to combat the climate crisis. .....
  • Archaeologists Say These 9,000-Year-Old Engravings, Found in Middle Eastern Deserts, Are the Earliest Known Architectural Drawings

    05/30/2023 10:59:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Archaeologists in Jordan and Saudi Arabia have found what they believe to be by far the world’s oldest to-scale architectural renditions. The stone engravings, which were made between 7,000 and 9,000 years ago, represent “desert kites,” landscape-scale traps built by early humans to hunt herd animals. The engravings show the Neolithic structures, which the authors say were probably crucially important to the societies that built them, with the kind of precision that would normally only be possible from the air. Both objects were found in 2015 and a study of them was published this month in the journal PLoS ONE....
  • Biggest children’s book publisher erases Israel from map

    11/13/2013 6:57:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 11/13/13 | Elhanan Miller
    Arab textbooks are not the only ones erasing Israel from their maps. Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, has also eliminated the Jewish state in a book. “Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt,” part of the popular Geronimo Stilton children’s series translated from Italian and published by Scholastic in 2012, tells the story of a group of investigative journalists involved in a treasure hunt in Egypt. Writers Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel Follow or contact: Facebook Twitter Email RSS Newsroom Email Facebook Twitter Related Topics children...
  • Skip Bayless Is Desperate to Confirm Michael Jordan Was Suspended by the NBA

    05/24/2023 9:42:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | Brandon Contes
    kip Bayless wants answers on the decades-old conspiracy theory that Michael Jordan’s first NBA retirement was actually a forced suspension. Jordan shocked the world in 1993 when he left the NBA after winning his third straight title to pursue a career in baseball. Retiring in the prime of his career rather than cementing himself as the greatest NBA player of all time went against everything Bayless perceives the legendary competitor to be. Jordan has maintained that his baseball detour was meant to fulfill the wishes of his late father. But there have always been conspiracies surrounding his first retirement, with...
  • Study points to Samaria's untapped wind power potential

    05/15/2023 5:54:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Researchers from Ariel University have conducted a study of wind speed statistics in the Samaria region of Israel and have found that the area holds potential for wind energy production. The study analyzed 11 years of wind data provided by the Israeli Meteorological Service and found a cumulative mean wind speed of 4.53 m/s and a prevailing wind direction characterized by a cumulative mean azimuth of 226°. The study's co-author, Professor Asher Yahalom from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Ariel University explained that "we analyzed long-term wind data for the Samaria region and found that wind speeds...
  • Take a tour of Michael Jordan's Chicago mansion that's been on the market for 10 years and see why he can't sell it

    05/13/2023 8:53:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 116 replies
    Business insider ^ | 05/13/2023 | Cork Gaines and Rachel Askinasi
    Michael Jordan's enormous house in Chicago is still on the market after 10 years. Jordan has tried to sweeten the pot by cutting the price nearly in half and throwing in a complete set of Air Jordans with the purchase of the house. And yet, it remains unsold and he pays more than $100,000 in annual property taxes. The house was originally listed for $29 million and has every bell and whistle you can think of. Some "over-improvements" and the house's location are making it hard to sell the property.
  • Researchers identify three Roman camps in Arabia

    05/07/2023 2:57:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 27, 2023
    Archaeologists have identified three undiscovered Roman fortified camps across northern Arabia.The University of Oxford school of archaeology made the discovery in a remote sensing survey, using satellite imagery.It said it could be evidence of an "undocumented military campaign" across south east Jordan into Saudi Arabia.Dr Michael Fradley, who led the research, said: "We are almost certain they were built by the Roman army.In the report, published in the journal Antiquity, he explained his conclusion was based on the "typical playing card shape of the enclosures with opposing entrances along each side".Dr Fradley added that the westernmost camp was significantly larger...
  • The CIA arranged an affair for a king that produced a dwarf, and then things got weird

    05/04/2023 7:02:41 PM PDT · by euram · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9 2018 | Kate Sheehy
    You just can’t make this stuff up. The CIA introduced King Hussein of Jordan to a Jewish B-list Hollywood actress in 1959 — touching off an affair that produced a dwarf love child who later killed her, reports say.