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  • Seattle man arrested after allegedly throwing chunks of concrete onto I-5 in Kent, damaging 4 vehicles, State Patrol says

    08/02/2021 7:34:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 5, 2021 | Sara Jean Green
    A 35-year-old Seattle man was booked into the King County Jail on Monday morning on investigation of assault and malicious mischief, accused of throwing chunks of concrete onto Interstate 5 in Kent, injuring one man and causing damage to four vehicles, according to the Washington State Patrol. Just before 12:30 a.m. Monday, a motorist called 911 and reported a pedestrian had thrown a rock onto the freeway near South 272nd Street, damaging the victim’s windshield, Trooper Rick Johnson wrote in a news release. The first trooper to arrive notified dispatchers that two motorists with damage to their vehicles were waiting...
  • London Rainstorm Reveals Trove of 300 Iron Age Coins

    07/15/2021 9:00:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | JULY 14, 2021 | By Livia Gershon
    The Iron Age coins—known as potins due to the copper, tin and lead alloy used to make them—each measure about 1.2 inches in diameter. They show stylized images representing the Greek god Apollo on one side and a charging bull on the other. In England, potins have mostly been found around Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire. People in Britain may have begun making the coins around 150 B.C. The earliest versions were bulky disks known as Kentish Primary, or Thurrock, types. Comparatively, the newly discovered potins—now dubbed the Hillingdon Hoard—are of the “flat linear” type, which uses simplified and abstracted images....
  • Battle of Medway [June 1, 43 AD, Roman conquest of Britain]

    05/22/2021 3:43:28 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Encyclopaedia Britannica ^ | Tony Bunting, revised and updated by Chelsey Parrott-Sheffer
    The first major recorded battle of the Roman invasion of Britain under the orders of the emperor Claudius, the battle is thought to have been fought at a crossing of the River Medway, near the modern day city of Rochester in Kent, England, and it raged for nearly two days.The British force was led by two brothers: Togodumnus, king of the Catuvellauni, and Caratacus, a chieftain of the same tribe. The Roman invasion force, under the command of Aulus Plautius, consisted of four legions, a force approximately 20,000 strong. On hearing of the Roman landing at Richborough, British resistance united...
  • HMS Unicorn goes under the microscope for preservation project

    04/30/2021 6:06:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Graeme Ogston
    Perched on a pontoon above the chilly water of Dundee's Victoria Dock, surveyors are inspecting every section of one of the world's oldest ships. HMS Unicorn has been a feature of the city since 1873, half a century after she was built at Chatham Dockyard in Kent. The former training ship has weathered many storms, including almost being scrapped in the 1960s.
  • The Textus Roffensis: a medieval manuscript to rival Magna Carta

    04/12/2021 2:01:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    History Extra ^ | March 26, 2021 | Dr Chris Monk
    The law-code of King Æthelberht of Kent (560–616) represents the creation of the Old English alphabet, which combines Latin characters and letters based on ancient runes. Issued around the year 600, Æthelberht’s Code is the first of three Kentish laws unique to the Textus Roffensis – the others being Hlothere and Eadric’s Code (c679–85), and Wihtraed’s Code (695).It is the opening text of a ‘legal encyclopaedia’ of more than three dozen English laws (ranging from 600–1100) that constitute the bulk of the first part of the Textus Roffensis.Æthelberht’s Code offers us insight into the system of compensation that probably prevailed...
  • Man accused of trying to extort Max Gaetz admits he asked for cash

    04/05/2021 8:29:40 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/5/21 | Tamar Lapin
    The man accused of trying to extort $25 million from Rep. Matt Gaetz’s family admitted Monday that he asked the congressman’s dad for cash — but denied that it was a shakedown. Bob Kent, an ex-Air Force intelligence officer, confirmed to Sirius Radio host Michael Smerconish that he approached the Florida Republican’s dad, Don Gaetz, for money last month. The funds, Kent said, were to pay for an effort to free Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and is believed to be dead. Kent claimed he has video evidence that Levinson is still alive...
  • Documents detail wild alleged $25 million Gaetz extortion scheme

    03/31/2021 2:34:16 PM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/31/2021 | Emily Brooks
    Rep. Matt Gaetz possesses text message screenshots, an email, and a typed document that purportedly support his claims that a federal investigation into his relationship with a 17-year-old is related to an extortion scheme against him. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that the Justice Department is investing whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid her to travel with him. Gaetz has called the report "totally false." Gaetz told Axios that his lawyers told him that he "was not a target but a subject of an investigation regarding sexual conduct with women." The Florida Republican...
  • Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor dies by suicide aged 65 after suffering severe post-COVID symptoms

    03/21/2021 8:32:38 AM PDT · by DFG · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03/21/2021 | Megan Sheets
    Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor has died by suicide aged 65. The restaurant chain announced the tragic news in a Facebook post, saying Taylor died on Thursday after experiencing from severe post-coronavirus symptoms, including tinnitus. 'Kent battled and fought hard like the former track champion that he was, but the suffering that greatly intensified in recent days became unbearable,' Taylor's family said in a statement.
  • Curfew for Men: Will UK implement 6pm Curfew for Men?

    03/15/2021 11:09:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Mar 14, 2021 | Georgina Laud
    SOCIAL MEDIA has been awash with calls for action to keep women safe following the disappearance of Sarah Everard. But will the UK implement a 6pm curfew for men?Women have been expressing their fears and need for change following the disappearance of 33-year-old Sarah Everard as she walked home in south London last week. A Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and human remains - which have yet to be identified - have been found in woodland in Ashford, Kent. Following the news of Sarah’s disappearance, women across the UK have taken to social media to...
  • English villages wake up to find they’re Brexit’s new border

    10/12/2020 8:14:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10 11 2020 | JILL LAWLESS
    SEVINGTON, England (AP) — Four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit can still seem abstract. But in the county known as the Garden of England, it is literally taking concrete form. Just beyond the ancient oaks and yews that surround medieval St. Mary’s Church in the village of Sevington, bulldozers, dump trucks and cement mixers swarm noisily over a field. They are chewing up land to create part of Britain’s new border with the European Union — a customs clearance depot with room for up to 2,000 trucks. No one asked local people for permission, and...
  • British Museum says metal detectorists found 1,311 treasures last year

    05/16/2020 10:30:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | St Pat's Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Mark Brown
    Take the Roman Britain coin, known as a radiate, found in Headbourne Worthy, Hampshire. "On the face of it, it looks a grotty old coin, which it is, I guess," said Lewis. But it helps tell the story of Carausius who declared himself emperor of Britain and northern Gaul between AD286-93, breaking away from the Roman empire. He was assassinated by his treasurer Allectus. The newly found coin is just one from an astonishing variety of nearly 4,000 which were struck during Carausius' reign. Other finds include a pure gold arm ring weighing 300g and dating from the eighth century...
  • Vindman Broke Chain of Command to Get Word Out of Trump-Zelensky Call

    11/20/2019 2:32:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 11/19/19 | Randy DeSoto
    Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified on Tuesday that he bypassed his chain of command and went directly to the National Security Council’s legal counsel to raise his concerns about President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. The implication appears to be that Vindman had an agenda, which was only strengthened by his claim in his opening statement that Trump demanded Zelensky open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, though according to the White House’s partial transcript, the commander in chief did no such thing. Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup...
  • Ukraine and the fine hand of George Soros

    11/14/2019 8:00:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    There was a missing person in yesterday’s testimony in the “impeachment inquiry”: George Soros.  One person who noticed was Joe DiGenova, who brought up the involvement of the Hungarian-born billionaire yesterday on Lou Dobbs’s Fox Business Network show, only to be attacked viciously for daring to mention He Who Must Not Be Named, on Mediaite by Reed Richardson, who called it a “bonkers conspiracy.” The husband-and-wife Trump defense team of Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing appeared on Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight to push an outlandish conspiracy theory about Ukraine, baselessly alleging that left-wing billionaire George Soros “controls a large part of the foreign service part of the...
  • The Biden-Burisma part of the impeachment hearing

    11/14/2019 7:56:17 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 11/14/2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    There are plenty of post mortems on day one of the impeachment hearings against President Trump. There’s a summary in The Huffington Post, this left-sided take is from Rolling Stone, and here’s a view from the right-side in The Washington Examiner. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I’ll highlight a few interesting sections from each of the two witnesses. George Kent, Deputy Asst. Secretary of State testified that the Obama administration pressed Ukraine to investigate the Ukrainian energy company Burisma long before President Trump sought an investigation. Kent agrees today that Burisma should be “fully investigated,” as President Trump has asked....
  • Impeachment: In case you missed it -Pretty standard stuff on day one

    11/14/2019 6:24:23 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 25 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 11-14-19 | Tom Shattuck
    Day one of the impeachment hearings came and went and it was not must-see tv. The big “Bombshell” according to the anti-Trump media is that President Trump was overheard asking about “the investigations” into the Bidens he was so interested in. This revelation came by way of William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine who speaks with eerie vocal resemblance to Walter Cronkite and former candidate for vice president and friend of JFK, Lloyd Bentsen. Taylor explained his staff just recently told him they had overheard the president while dining out with Gordon Sondland, the Ambassador to the European...
  • ‘Cache of diamonds’: Trump-Biden impeachment fight originates with corrupt chauffeur

    11/14/2019 4:32:47 AM PST · by gattaca · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2019 | Joel Gehrke
    Sixty-five diamonds and a shady chauffeur underpin the investigation that doomed former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin and grew into an impeachment investigation targeting President Trump. Shokin earned the enmity of the United States government through his loyalty to a chauffeur who was caught with a "cache of diamonds" after Shokin gave him a job as a local prosecutor, a key impeachment witness told lawmakers. The ex-driver, Oleksandr Korniyets, abused his position to force wealthy businessmen to give him money in order to avoid criminal charges, George Kent, one of the State Department’s top officials for Europe, testified. Korniyets' misdeeds...
  • Democrats release transcripts of closed-door testimony

    11/12/2019 6:49:13 PM PST · by Taipei · 46 replies
    House Intelligence Committee ^ | November, 2019 | House Intelligence Committee
    Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have created a website on which they have released full transcripts of the testimony of Ambassadors Yovanovitch, McKinley, Volker, Sondland, Taylor; Lt. Col Vindland; Deputy Assistant Secretaries Kent and Cooper; NSC Senior Director for Europe and Russia Dr. Hill; and advisors to Ambassador Volker Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson. The website is ... pretty flashy for a government page that's supposed to be informative? Lots of highlighting and the whole thing is called "Defend our Democracy" so y'know BARF ALERT... BUT... they do put (somewhat) redacted transcripts of the testimony online so we can...
  • Top Diplomat Testified That Obama Admin Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor’s Firing

    10/16/2019 2:14:09 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 20 replies
    A top U.S. diplomat and expert on Ukraine testified to Congress yesterday that the Obama administration — with former Vice President Joe Biden as its point man — orchestrated the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating a company connected to the Biden family, sources familiar with the testimony told The Federalist. The testimony of George Kent, a State Department official who works on the agency’s Ukraine portfolio, directly contradicts claims that the Obama administration was merely following the lead of the so-called international community in demanding the firing of Viktor Shokin, a controversial Ukrainian prosecutor who was reportedly...
  • Edmund Morris, Reagan Biographer Who Upset Conventions, Dies at 79

    05/27/2019 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/27/2019 | David Stout
    Edmund Morris, who wrote an acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt but is best known for his life of Ronald Reagan, in which the author inserted himself as a fictional narrator, a device that baffled and angered some historians, died on Friday in Danbury, Conn. He was 78. His death, at a hospital following a stroke on Thursday, was confirmed on Monday by his wife, the author Sylvia Jukes Morris. He lived in Kent, Conn. Mr. Morris’s “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt” won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award in 1980. He followed that with two other well-received books...
  • US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    03/26/2019 5:55:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/19 06:00 PM EDT | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy...