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  • Villa near Mount Vesuvius may be where Augustus, Rome's 1st emperor, died

    05/05/2024 7:55:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 30, 2024 | Tom Metcalfe
    The ruins of a Roman villa near Mount Vesuvius, discovered under the remnants of another villa built above it many years later, may have been where Augustus, the first Roman emperor, drew his last breath, archaeologists say.The earlier villa, which excavations suggest was inhabited before the first century A.D., seems to have been destroyed in the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, and the later villa was built there in the second century...She noted that the site corresponds with writings by the Roman historians Tacitus, Suetonius and Cassius Dio, who recorded that Augustus died in A.D. 14 at...
  • Murders down up to 20% in some major US cities — including NYC: ‘Very positive trends’

    04/14/2024 2:09:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/14/2024 | Jorge Fitz Simmon
    Murders have dropped by up to 20% in some major US cities — including the Big Apple — so far this year, according to a new report. New York City has seen a 15% dip in killings in the first three months of 2024 compared to the same period last year, the Wall Street Journal said. The five boroughs had 88 murders in that time period, a significant dip over the 104 in 2023, the outlet said.
  • The Latest Incredible Discoveries At The Pompeiian Village Of Afragola Change Everything [8:03]

    02/29/2024 10:55:03 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 13, 2024 | Discovery Future
    Most of us are familiar with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Stabiae. But did you know that this was not the first time that Vesuvius unleashed its fury on the surrounding lands? Centuries before, around 2000 BC, another massive eruption buried a Bronze Age village in Italy, preserving it in volcanic ash and mud. This village is known as Afragola.In this video, we will show you how archaeologists and scientists uncovered the secrets of this fascinating site.You will discover how ancient plants helped reveal the season of...
  • New Orleans' Dem Mayor LaToya Cantrell faces FBI probe over cozy relationship with her bodyguard whose wife dumped him over 'affair' after footage showed them spending HOURS together in city-owned apartment during work days

    01/18/2024 2:49:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/24 | Stephen M. Lepore
    The Democrat mayor of New Orleans Latoya Cantrell is facing an FBI probe over allegations she had an 'ongoing adulterous affair' with the former head of her police detail on city property. Cantrell was seen on security cameras spending hours together with Jeffrey Vappie in a city-owned apartment during work hours. Vappie has himself been investigated over hours he was alleged to be clocking in. Now, the federal government is reportedly looking into whether the couple abused government funds for personal trips, as the pair have been seen partying from Los Angeles to Scotland. Vappie's wife, Danielle, alleges that her...
  • New Orleans mayor suggests investigations against her driven by race: 'Prevalent relative to Black leadership'

    11/24/2023 2:27:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/23 | Lindsay Kornick
    Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans remarked how targeted Black leadership appeared to be while addressing federal investigations against her on Wednesday. During one of the mayor’s latest press conferences, Cantrell, a Democrat, was asked whether she received a target letter related to ongoing investigations against her for ethical violations. While she did not respond to the question directly, she commented on her history of investigations. "What I will say, as it relates to investigations, targeting all of that, and as I’ve given it thought… when I came in, even being elected mayor and even prior to that, the city...
  • Letter from Vesuvius: Digging on the Dark Side of the Volcano [Augustus' villa]

    09/21/2023 8:45:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Archaeology mag ^ | September/October 2023 | Jason Urbanus
    The north slope of Mount Vesuvius has largely been ignored archaeologically compared to its other sides, where the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were once located. Recent work there has shown that it was no less important than these other sites during the Roman era. Having reached his mid-seventies, Rome's first emperor, Caesar Augustus, lived out his final days in a villa near the base of Mount Vesuvius. While traveling in the Bay of Naples, he fell ill and detoured to the ancestral home of his biological father's family, the Octavii, near the city of Nola. In A.D. 14, at...
  • Medieval Roman Colony Found in Nola: Hub of Arts & Crafts

    08/25/2023 8:45:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | updated August 22, 2023 | Ashley Cowie
    Dating back to the eighth century BC, Nola was originally founded as a Roman colony in the Campania region of southern Italy. The site flourished as a center of regional trade and craft production between the 5th to 15th centuries...Now, in the Nola area on the outskirts of Naples, archaeologists have identified an entire medieval neighborhood......a range of spectacular architectural treasures dating back to the Roman period , including: a huge amphitheater and a theatre, palatial residences and elaborate family burial mausoleums. While the amphitheater represents the brutal nature of Roman culture , the theatre, in contrast, is emblematic of...
  • These 14 American Cities Have A ‘Target’ Of Banning Meat, Dairy, And Private Vehicles By 2030

    08/19/2023 9:04:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 97 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/19/2023 | EVITA DUFFY-ALFONSO
    Fourteen major American cities are part of a globalist climate organization known as the “C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group,” which has an “ambitious target” by the year 2030 of “0 kg [of] meat consumption,” “0 kg [of] dairy consumption,” “3 new clothing items per person per year,” “0 private vehicles” owned, and “1 short-haul return flight (less than 1500 km) every 3 years per person.” C40’s dystopian goals can be found in its “The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World” report, which was published in 2019 and reportedly reemphasized in 2023. The organization is headed and largely funded...
  • New Orleans recall organizers say they have the support to oust mayor of this murder capital (LaToya Cantrell)

    02/26/2023 4:56:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/26/23 | Hannah Ray Lambert, Megan Myers
    NEW ORLEANS - Organizers seeking to recall New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell from office said they collected enough signatures to put the city leader’s second term at risk. "Right now our mayor doesn’t love New Orleans so the citizens and the residents stood up," Eileen Carter, vice chair of the No LaToya recall campaign, told Fox News. "We’re taking our city back, and we’re gonna save New Orleans." The campaign's chairman, Belden Baptiste, and Carter launched the recall effort to remove Cantrell from office in August 2022. The organizers handed the petition filled with signatures to the Orleans Parish Registrar...
  • New Orleans Police Department given authority to shut down businesses found harboring violent crime

    02/05/2023 2:24:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/23 | Emma Colton
    The New Orleans Police Department can now shutter businesses that are harboring "violent and serious crime," after the city council unanimously approved an ordinance aimed at cutting skyrocketing crime in the city. "If a business is ever going to be shut down, it’s going to be because the judge saw all the criteria and that was the last resort," City Council Vice President Helena Moreno said of the new measure, according to Fox 8. The council unanimously approved the "padlock" ordinance on Thursday, which gives the city’s police department the ability to begin the shuttering process for businesses that knowingly...
  • New Orleans' Democratic mayor now says she WILL pay back nearly $30,000 in city cash she blew on first-class flights - days after it's revealed she is living rent-free in luxury $3,000-a-month taxpayer-funded apartment

    10/05/2022 6:31:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 5 October 2022 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    Mayor LaToya Cantrell to repay $30k in city money spent on first-class flights . She had justified it by saying flying economy was 'unsafe' for black women .. City policy requires her to find cheapest fare or reimburse the expenses . Cantrell also admitted living rent-free in the apartment located in the city's Upper Pontalba building on Jackson Square . ... The city's Metropolitan Crime Commission sent a report to the city council Thursday asking for an investigation into Cantrell's use of the apartment . ... LaToya Cantrell, the controversial Democrat mayor of New Orleans, has said she will repay...
  • Judge Denounces Yale Cancel Culture, Refuses to Hire Grads

    10/03/2022 5:02:47 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 3, 2022 | Jay Clemons
    A federal appellate judge confirmed that he will no longer consider graduates of Yale Law School for clerkships, citing the school's alleged penchant for "cancellation of views." Judge James C. Ho of the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeal spoke to the Kentucky Chapters Conference of the Federalist Society last week and openly criticized the so-called intolerant practices trumpeted by Yale Law and its graduates. "Yale not only tolerates the cancellation of views — it actively practices it," said Ho, a University of Chicago School of Law graduate who was nominated to his federal judiciary post by then-President Donald...
  • First class arrogance! New Orleans' Democrat mayor says flying economy is UNSAFE for black women, as she refuses to repay $30,000 of taxpayer cash she splurged on luxury flights to Europe

    09/11/2022 2:20:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/11/22 | James Gordon
    New Orleans Democrat mayor has declared economy class flights unsafe for black women, while insisting she wont repay $30,000 of taxpayers' money blown on first-class flights to France and Switzerland. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, LaToya Cantrell said: 'My travel accommodations are a matter of safety, not of luxury. As all women know, our health and safety are often disregarded and we are left to navigate alone. 'As the mother of a young child whom I live for, I am going to protect myself by any reasonable means in order to ensure I am there to see her grow...
  • Ex-Louisiana Democratic party chief Karen Carter Peterson pleads guilty to fraud involving gambling with campaign funds

    08/02/2022 2:03:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/01/22
    NEW ORLEANS - A former Louisiana Democratic Party leader who resigned from the state Senate earlier this year, citing depression and a gambling addiction, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal wire fraud charge. Former Sen. Karen Carter Peterson entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance, court records show. Documents filed Monday outlined a scheme in which she diverted more than $94,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including for casino gambling. Prosecutors said she also arranged for another $53,000 in state Democratic Party funds to be kicked back to her by associates she arranged to be hired by...
  • New Orleans Grill Becomes First Business Allowed by Court to Recover Damages for COVID-19 Lockdown Losses

    06/20/2022 5:55:18 PM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies
    epoch times ^ | 20 June A.D. 2022 | Michael Washburn
    Oceana Grill, a popular seafood restaurant in New Orleans, has achieved a first-of-its-kind victory in its long-running legal battle to receive payouts from insurer Lloyd’s of London for loss of revenues during its COVID-19 shutdown beginning on March 20, 2020. On June 15, a Louisiana state court reversed an earlier decision and ruled in favor of the claim for damages brought by the company owning Oceana Grill, Cajun Conti LLC. Cajun Conti initiated legal action on that same day that the shutdown went into effect in March 2020, seeking damages under its insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London. But the...
  • Vanity: Mayor of New Orleans Involved in Bathroom Shoving Match

    06/18/2022 11:31:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell allegedly assaulted a woman in the bathroom at a concert.
  • The expelled student who won D-Day, WWII and saved the world

    06/07/2022 6:34:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 6/6/2022 | Chuck Norris
    On June 6, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the green light for the largest amphibious military operation in history. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of the heavily Nazi-fortified coast of France's Normandy region has come to be more popularly known as D-Day. On that monumental patriotic battle hung the balance of power in World War II (1939-1945) and the fate of the world. "Higgins was not native to the South. … He grew up in Nebraska, where, at various ages, he was expelled from school for fighting. Higgins' temperament improved around boats. He built his...
  • Grandmother fatally punched in French Quarter; brother has 'no earthly idea why' (Hint: Victim is White)

    04/29/2021 8:21:33 AM PDT · by thegagline · 47 replies
    NOLA ^ | 04/28/2021 | Ramon Vargas
    The brother of an Alabama-born grandmother who was fatally punched on a French Quarter street last week is trying to understand what motivated her killing, but he expressed relief Wednesday that police had captured a suspect. “We have no earthly idea why this happened,” said Jeffrey Johnson, brother of Margaret “Jane” Johnson Street. “It won’t bring my sister back, but it helps knowing who did it and that they have him.” New Orleans police say Johnson Street, 61, got into an argument with Jeremiah Mark, 23, in the 100 block of Royal Street on April 18 at about 7:45 p.m....
  • New Orleans Mayor believes her power is greater than First Amendment

    12/19/2020 5:53:45 PM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    The Liberty Loft ^ | 19 December 2020 | Jared Dyson
    New Orleans, LA — In just a few days, there will be countless celebrations to ring in the new year. Many are ready to move on from 2020 after many crazy events and a worldwide pandemic that has resulted in thousands of lives lost. Each year, television networks battle with their New Years’ Eve celebrations. One big event is the “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve,” which has been a staple of News Years Eve for many years. It’s hosted by Ryan Seacrest and is scheduled to take place in New Orleans this year. One Christian singer scheduled to perform this year...
  • Marxist Take ‘Em Down NOLA Ignores Fact That Blacks Owned Slaves, Too

    07/13/2020 11:45:32 AM PDT · by rxsid · 39 replies ^ | 07.13.2020 | Johann Batiste
    BATISTE: Marxist Take ‘Em Down NOLA Ignores Fact That Blacks Owned Slaves, TooThe Take ‘Em Down NOLA movement ignores unpopular historical facts while leading its removalist campaign. The group crusades against slave owners and people connected to the short-lived Confederate States of America, but it has long avoided the reality that Black people owned Black slaves and Blacks were part of the Confederacy. As complex as that past may be to some, New Orleans, Louisiana, has an even more convoluted history. And some of the Black heroes, honored with memorials, meet Take Em Down’s qualifications for removal.Louisiana led all states...