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  • 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....
  • White House says bipartisan deal will get rid of all of the country's lead pipes

    06/29/2021 2:30:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 6/28/21 | Rachel Frazin
    The bipartisan infrastructure agreement reached last week will get rid of all of the country's lead pines and service lines, according to a new White House memo, but it's not clear how long it will take. The memo, from National Economic Council Director Brian Deese and senior adviser Anita Dunn, says the bipartisan framework "will replace 100 percent of the nation's lead pipes and service lines." White House press secretary Jen Psaki also told reporters on Monday that "it will put Americans to work replacing 100 percent of our nation's lead water pipes" but wouldn't give a time period when...
  • Poll: Global Trust in Angela Merkel over Joe Biden to Lead the World

    06/10/2021 8:06:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/10/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    A poll on global leadership shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the leader most trusted to lead the world over President Joe Biden. A Pew Research survey reported 77 percent of those polled across 16 countries express confidence in Merkel’s international leadership. Biden came in second with 74 percent and 63 percent placed their trust in French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • Missouri ‘Jane Doe’ Identified Exactly 40 Years After Body Was Found

    05/28/2021 8:08:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 2 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The body of a woman found in Missouri in 1981 has been identified via DNA match exactly 40 years later, sheriff officials said. Karen Kay Knippers, whose body was discovered at a low river crossing near Dixon on May 25, 1981, was later buried as a “Jane Doe” at Waynesville Cemetery after authorities were unable to identify the apparent homicide victim, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday. The unidentified remains were exhumed in 2015 in hopes of getting DNA evidence after a detective became interested in the case and requested approval to take another look, sheriff officials said.
  • McCarthy: Trump Continues to ‘Have the Ability’ to Lead and Unite the GOP

    01/21/2021 12:37:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2021 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday, during an appearance on FNC’s “America’s Newsroom,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) discussed what lies ahead for the Republican Party as Donald Trump has exited the stage. While he didn’t declare that Trump was still the leader of the party, he said he thought the former president had the ability to lead.
  • NC Early Voting 1,206,995 Ds (40.82%) 879,222 Rs (29.74%) Democrat Advantage of 327K in Early Voting

    10/24/2020 6:34:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/24/20 | Larry Schweikart
    NC early voting 1,206,995 Ds (40.82%) 879,222 Rs (29.74%) Democrat advantage of 327K in EV For the third straight day of early voting, Rs out-voted Ds in NC, this time by roughly 13,000 votes.Rs LOST the early vote in 2016 by 310K but WON the state of NC by 3.8 points. Rs currently trail in early voting by roughly 327K, with 10 more days of EV to go. Monday is the key day, because traditionally on this Sunday "souls to the polls" is . in force. But with the China Virus lockdowns, it's questionable whether this will have the same...
  • Pennsylvania Poll: Joe Biden’s Lead Narrows to Just 1.1%

    10/19/2020 12:25:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are statistically tied in Pennsylvania, a Restoration PAC/Trafalgar Group survey released Monday — nearly two weeks out from the presidential election — revealed. The survey, taken October 13-15 among 1,041 likely voters, showed Trump narrowing the gap in Pennsylvania, with Biden leading by just 1.1 percent — 47.5 percent to the president’s 46.4 percent. As has been the emerging theme in several recent surveys in key Rust Belt states, Biden’s lead is within the margin of error, which is +/- 2.96 percent.
  • Detectorist finds Roman lead pig ingot in Wales

    06/28/2020 3:51:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies ^ | June 23, 2020 | Dominic Robertson | Source: Shropshire Star
    The object found was a large lead ingot or 'pig' (about half a metre long, weighing 63 kilograms). The 'writing' reported by Mr Jones was a cast Latin inscription confirming that it was Roman and about 2,000 years old... The exploitation of Britain's natural resources was one of the reasons cited by Roman authors for the invasion of Britain by the Emperor Claudius in AD 43... Lead ore or galena contains silver as well as lead, and both were valuable commodities for the Romans. Less than a hundred lead ingots of this type are known from the mines of Roman...
  • Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

    04/06/2020 1:42:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | March 31, 2020 | Matt McGrath
    Lead and silver are often mined together and in this period, mines in the Peak District and in Cumbria were among the most productive in Europe. The researchers were able to match the physical records from the ice with the written tax records of lead and silver production in England. Lead had many uses in this time, from water pipes to church roofs to stained glass windows. But production of the metal was clearly linked to political events according to the authors of this latest research. "In the 1169-70 period, there was a major disagreement between Henry II and Thomas...
  • Lead in Canada's drinking water worse than Flint crisis, investigation says

    11/04/2019 11:24:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/04/2019
    Canada is one of the only developed countries in the world that does not have a nationwide drinking water standard. Even countries that struggle to provide safe drinking water have established acceptable lead levels: India's is 10 ppb and Mexico and Egypt's are 5 ppb, according to those nations' government websites. Sarah Rana, 18, was one of tens of thousands of students who weren't alerted when her high school found lead levels above national guidelines in dozens of water samples, the highest at 140 ppb. She found out on her own after looking at reports online. "I was getting poisoned...
  • Newark’s Cry for Trump

    08/21/2019 8:32:44 AM PDT · by edwinland · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 16, 2019 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Democrats in New Jersey love to attack President Trump, but they are now begging his Administration to fix Newark’s lead-tainted water that they ignored. Here is another parable of how liberal governance is corroding America’s big cities from the inside out. ... Newark officials last fall handed out filters to residents while still insisting the water is safe. “When you make a statement that the drinking water is not safe, it is yelling fire in a crowded room,” Mayor Ras Baraka explained at a press conference. “In fact, Newark has some of the best drinking water. The problem is that...
  • Michigan .. Flint’s Mayor Hasn’t Bothered To Do Basic Tests Of Its Water For Lead

    08/21/2019 8:00:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | August 20, 2019 | Luke Rosiak
    ‘Violation’: Michigan Says The City Of Flint’s Mayor Hasn’t Bothered To Do Basic Tests Of Its Water For Lead.. ( Full title). ... Michigan’s environmental agency said Flint has failed to do basic testing of its water and ignored a previous warning. It slammed the city for blocking contractors from using “hydrovac,” the cheapest and least-disruptive technology for testing lines. The prohibition was widely viewed as intended to steer contracts to a politically connected firm that lacked the proper equipment, at the expense of residents. National Democratic candidates have used Flint to criticize Republicans and environmental policies. Mayor Karen Weaver’s...
  • Biden holds two-to-one lead over Sanders in post-debate poll

    08/02/2019 2:48:42 PM PDT · by libstripper · 45 replies
    The Hill, via MSN ^ | Aug. 2, 2019 | Johnathan Easley
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 2-to-1 lead nationally over the next closest Democratic presidential contender after the second round of debates, according to the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. The new survey finds Biden with 34 percent support among Democrats, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 17 percent. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is in third place with 9 percent support, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 8 percent, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 4 percent, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke at 3 percent and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) at 2 percent.
  • Researchers explain visible light from 2-D lead halide perovskites

    06/24/2019 9:17:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies ^ | Jeannie Kever, University of Houston
    Researchers drew attention three years ago when they reported that a two-dimensional perovskite—a material with a specific crystal structure—composed of cesium, lead and bromine emitted a strong green light. Crystals that produce light on the green spectrum are desirable because green light, while valuable in itself, can also be relatively easily converted to other forms that emit blue or red light, making it especially important for optical applications ranging from light-emitting devices to sensitive diagnostic tools. But there was no agreement about how the crystal, CsPB2Br5, produced the green photoluminescence. Now, however, researchers from the United States, Mexico and China,...
  • Traces of Roman-era pollution stored in the ice of Mont Blanc

    05/14/2019 3:29:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | May 9, 2019 | CNRS
    The deepest layers of carbon-14 dated ice found in the Col du Dôme of the Mont Blanc glacier in the French Alps provide a record of atmospheric conditions in the ancient Roman era. Published in Geophysical Research Letters, the study, led by an international team and coordinated by a CNRS scientist at the Institute for Geosciences and Environmental Research (IGE)(CNRS/IRD/UGA/Grenoble INP)*, reveals significant atmospheric pollution from heavy metals: the presence of lead and antimony (detected in ancient alpine ice for the first time here) is linked to mining activity and lead and silver production by the ancient Romans, well before...
  • Dems are livid over Flint’s lead-laced water — but de Blasio gets a pass

    07/18/2018 4:37:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/17/18 | Corey M. Stern
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Republican. Mayor Bill de Blasio is a Democrat. Both men find themselves at the center of crises, which collectively involve thousands of children likely brain-damaged from exposure to lead. **SNIP** On Nov. 7, 2017, de Blasio was re-elected to a second term. Two weeks later, he admitted he knew one year earlier that NYCHA was falsifying documents regarding lead-based paint inspections. Sanders could have called for de Blasio’s resignation, as he did with Snyder. Instead, he personally swore in de Blasio for his second term on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Italian Skeletons Reveal Old World Diseases

    04/13/2004 5:22:18 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 719+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 4-13-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian Skeletons Reveal Old World Diseases By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Columbus: Syphilis Spreader? April 12, 2004 — Researchers investigating Italian cemeteries have found further evidence to confirm that syphilis and rheumatoid arthritis plagued the Americas long before the arrival of Columbus. Involving various sites throughout Italy, the study examined 688 skeletons dating from the Bronze Age to the Black Plague epidemic of 1485-1486. The remains were investigated for the presence of bony alterations characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, spondyloarthropathy and syphilis-causing organisms, called treponemes. Indeed, syphilis is known to scar and deform bones. Legend holds that Columbus and his...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Solar Panels Generate 300 Times More Toxic Waste Than Nuclear Reactors

    07/02/2017 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01 July 2017 | Andrew Follet
    Solar panels create 300 times more toxic waste per unit of electricity generated than nuclear power plants, according to a Thursday report from the pro-nuclear group Environmental Progress (EP). The report found that solar panels use heavy metals, including lead, chromium and cadmium, which can harm the environment. The hazards of nuclear waste are well known and can be planned for, but very little has been done to mitigate solar waste issues.
  • Lead detected in baby food samples

    06/20/2017 7:59:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | June 20, 2017 | WOWK
    (WFLA) — A new report released by the Environmental Defense Fund found that a surprising amount of baby food samples had detectable levels of lead. Researchers analyzed eleven years of federal data, tested 2,164 baby food samples and found lead in roughly 20 percent of them. The toxic metal was most commonly found in grape juice samples (89 percent), sweet potatoes samples (86 percent), and teething biscuits (47 percent).