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  • Long-Lost Ship Found in the Desert Laden With Gold

    07/15/2024 7:46:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | July 15, 2024 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    The discovery of a ship, missing for five centuries, in a southwest African desert, filled with gold coins, is one of the most thrilling archaeological finds in recent times. The Bom Jesus (The Good Jesus) was a Portuguese vessel that set sail from Lisbon, Portugal on Friday, March 7, 1533. Its fate was unknown until 2008 when its remains were discovered in the desert of Namibia during diamond mining operations near the coast of the African nation. When it sank in a fierce storm, it was on its way to India laden with treasures like gold and copper ingots. Two...
  • Horror as two small planes collide in mid air above Beja airport in southern Portugal with one pilot killed

    06/02/2024 2:25:13 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/02/2024 | NATASHA ANDERSON
    One pilot was killed and another injured after two small planes collided midair during an air show performance in southern Portugal today. The accident occurred above an air base in Beja, located about 180 km south of Lisbon, on Sunday as six aircraft belonging to an aerobatic group called the 'Yak Stars' were performing. One plane collided into another and then exploded into flames, killing its Spanish pilot, the Portuguese Air Force (PAF) said. The second involved in the accident managed to land on the airport tarmac, with no victims among the spectators, the air force said. After the accident,...
  • Portugal is no longer a problem for Europe

    05/13/2024 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    El Pais ^ | 13 May 2024 | Terexia Constenla
    The economy is experiencing a golden moment thanks to exports and tourism after cleaning up its accounts. But the country has paid a price in migration of qualified workers and reduction of public services. Ten years after the departure of the “men in black” — the international managers of the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank who cleaned up Portugal’s accounts with a machete, the country has emerged as the most diligent student in southern Europe. In 2023, for the first time, public debt fell below 100% of GDP (it stood at 98.7%) and there was a...
  • Narrative Busted: Colonialism and Slavery Did Not Make British Empire Wealthy, Report Finds

    05/03/2024 6:07:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    The British Empire and other major European powers did not significantly enrich themselves through slavery and colonialism but rather may have taken a net loss as a result, a report has asserted. Contrary to narratives pushed by ‘anti-colonialism’ academics and promoted by leftist talking heads, Western capitalism was not built off the backs of colonialism and slavery, fresh research from Kristian Niemietz of the Institute of Economic Affairs claims. The head of Political Economy at the IEA argues that while some select elite families within Britain and other colonial powers profited immensely during the time, such gains were not felt...
  • ‘Hurricane Chega’ — Populists Make Big Gains in Portuguese Election as Europe Shifts Right

    03/11/2024 8:36:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/11/2024 | Following a corruption scandal hitting the highest levels of the socialist government of António Cos
    Europe is continuing its shift to the right, as voters in Portugal on Sunday rejected socialist governance and cemented the populist-nationalist Chega party as a major political force in the country and potentially a coalition partner in the next government. Following a corruption scandal hitting the highest levels of the socialist government of António Costa, whose own chief of staff and other government ministers were arrested on suspicion of corruption, forcing the PM to announce his resignation and call for an early election, the party has tumbled in the weekend’s election.
  • Portugal Latest: Socialists Concede Defeat in Close-Call Vote

    03/10/2024 9:59:11 PM PDT · by vikingd00d · 14 replies ^ | 11 March 2024
    Portugal’s Socialists conceded defeat in a parliamentary election on Sunday which saw the far-right emerge as the biggest winner. With nearly 99% of votes counted, the center-right AD coalition had secured 77 seats against 75 seats for the Socialists. “Everything indicates that the result won’t enable the Socialist Party to be the most voted party," Socialist leader Pedro Nuno Santos said. He congratulated the AD for their election victory. Far-right party Chega recorded the biggest jump in support compared with the 2022 election - it has already won 46 seats, almost quadrupling its current tally. This means the AD would...
  • Exit polls show Portugal's centre-right ahead in election, far-right key

    03/10/2024 1:47:58 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/10/24 | NA
    Portugal's centre-right Democratic Alliance (AD) was poised to win the most votes in Sunday's parliamentary election...
  • Portugal votes as far right seeks kingmaker role

    03/10/2024 5:14:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 7 replies
    BBC/Microsoft Start ^ | 3/10/24 | NA
    Portugal has gone to the polls, in a vote that will either keep the centre-left in power or shift the country to the right.
  • The Songhai Empire - Africa's Age of Gold

    09/07/2020 9:14:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 19 Jul 2020 | Fall of Civilization
    [2-1/4 hour documentary] Today, the Songhai Empire is all but forgotten by history. But this medieval kingdom was once the most powerful force in Africa. Find out how this civilization grew up on the fringes of the Sahara Desert, among some of the most extreme conditions that nature can throw at us. Discover how it grew and flourished, passing through a process known as the imperial cycle, and learn about what ultimately caused its sudden and dramatic collapse.
  • Portugal’s Socialist Prime Minister Resigns Amid Corruption Probe

    11/07/2023 8:47:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/07/2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa said Tuesday he is resigning after being involved in a widespread corruption probe. Costa said in a nationally televised address that “in these circumstances, obviously, I have presented my resignation to the president of the republic.” Costa’s shocking announcement came hours after Portuguese police arrested his chief of staff while raiding several public buildings and other properties as part of a widespread corruption probe.
  • Meta, Google Quit Lisbon Tech Summit Over Organizer's Remarks on Israel

    10/20/2023 2:58:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Oct 21, 2023
    A spokesman for Meta confirmed to AFP that it would not take part in this year's event, with Google telling the Irish Independent that it too would not be making the trip to Lisbon. We're now on WhatsApp. Click to join. Irish entrepreneur Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit, wrote on social media platform X last week that he was "shocked at the rhetoric and actions of so many Western leaders & governments." "War crimes are war crimes even when committed by allies, and should be called out for what they are," Cosgrave wrote on October 13. Hamas militants...
  • First-ever slavery plantation is discovered in Africa: Ruins of a nearly 500-year-old sugar mill and estate located on a tiny island to the west

    08/22/2023 10:55:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 22, 2023 | Stacy Liberatore
    &midddot;The ruins of a sugar mill and estate found in Africa are the earliest plantation&midddot;The site was operating in the 1530s - about 100 years before slavery in the USArchaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of plantation slavery - the ruins of a 16th-century sugar mill and estate on a tiny West African island.The island, named São Tomé, was the largest sugar producer globally in the 1530s, creating the blueprint for plantation economies across the Atlantic Ocean.The ruins of the mill and estate were uncovered by researchers from the University of Cologne, who said the structure's scale reflects the large...
  • A tale of two cities: How we got the history of Calicut wrong (and what we can learn from it)

    08/17/2023 10:28:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | January 19, 2023 | University of the Sunshine Coast
    UniSC's Professor Patrick Nunn and Roselyn Kumar didn't set out to rewrite history.They were simply trying to research how India's coastline had changed over the centuries...At some point in the 16th century, the depictions and illustrations of Calicut stopped matching up with the old ones.The river was wrong. So were the boats. Where was the promised great maritime city and the trees heaving with fruit?...It was like Calicut had somehow teleported to a completely different location...The trouble started in 1498 with a man who was no stranger to trouble—Vasco da Gama. Da Gama had been sent by the King of...
  • US women's soccer team doesn't sing national anthem during third 2023 World Cup matchup with Portugal after controversy in prior two matches

    08/01/2023 7:42:18 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 01 Aug 2023 | Nathan Salt
    The US Women's soccer team once again hit the headlines at the World Cup as they remained silent during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner ahead of their match against Portugal. The defending champions were accused of disrespect ahead of their 2023 World Cup opener against Vietnam when six of 11 US players stayed silent and did not put their hands over their hearts during the anthem.
  • 500 year-old shipwreck loaded with gold found in Namibian desert

    06/07/2016 3:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Fox ^ | June 7, 2016 | Walt Bonner
    Diamond miners recently discovered a ship that went down 500 years ago after draining a man-made lagoon on Namibia’s coast. While shipwrecks are often found along Africa’s Skeleton Coast, this one just so happened to be loaded with $13,000,000 worth of gold coins. It also answers a centuries–old mystery and is what some archaeologists are calling one of the most significant shipwrecks ever found. The wreck was first discovered along the coast near Oranjemund by geologists from the mining company De Beers in April 2008. One reason it took centuries to find is because it was underneath the ocean floor....
  • In a shocking turn of events, Netflix subscriptions rise after password-sharing crackdown

    06/09/2023 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 21 replies
    The Verge ^ | 06/09/2023 | Emma Roth
    Well, this might not come as a surprise, but Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown already appears to be working in the US. According to the data analytics company Antenna (via The Wall Street Journal), Netflix saw a huge spike in subscribers in the four days after it notified users about its paid sharing policies on May 23rd. While average daily signups rose to 73,000 during this window, marking a 102 percent increase over Netflix’s previous 60-day average, Antenna says the streamer also added 100,000 subscribers on both May 26th and May 27th. That’s more subscribers than Netflix raked in once the covid-related...
  • Madeleine McCann news LIVE: Latest updates as police 'looking for rags and pink pyjamas' continue search for signs of missing British girl at Algarve reservoir (Portugal)

    05/24/2023 5:04:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-24-23 | CHRIS JEWERS
    Respected Portuguese media outlet Expresso has reported the search operation is taking place following a tip from a 'very credible' German police informer, it was claimed today. The informant gave detectives 'details' they took 'very seriously,' it said. Who is Christian Brueckner? The prime Madeleine Mccann suspect The disappearance of Madeleine McCann from the popular holiday resort in Portugal's Algarve has confounded detectives for more than 16 years. No one has ever been charged in connection with the disappearance of Maddie, who would now be almost 20. However, German prosecutors believe they have an answer to the 16-year-old mystery: convicted...
  • World’s Elites Scheme At Secretive Annual Bilderberg Meeting: Stacy Abrams, ChatGPT & Microsoft Chiefs Join Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla For Closed Door Meetings On ‘US Leadership’

    05/20/2023 10:27:02 AM PDT · by CFW · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/2/23 | Alicia Powe
    Key leadership from companies like Microsoft, ChatGPT, and Google are convening with prime ministers, royalty, bank governors, army generals, and top US officials at the 2023 Bilderberg Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal to strategize about global affairs. Artificial intelligence is the focus of the 69th annual secretive Bilderberg meeting. Over 130 individuals from 23 countries will participate in the private, closed-door deliberations. The three-day event runs this year from May 18 to 21. OpenAI Ceo Sam Altman Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Deept Mind CEO Demis Hassabis, World Economic Forum Agenda Contributor Yuyal Harrari, and PayPal co-founder...
  • ENDGAME: Learn About The Bilderberg Group’s NWO Agenda As Globalist Confab Gathers In Lisbon (Update of 2007 documentary that warned of coming global plandemic)

    05/20/2023 10:50:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies ^ | May 20th 2023, 12:32 pm |
    The 69th Bilderberg Meeting taking place in Lisbon, Portugal this weekend is comprised of about 150 of the most powerful individuals in finance, business, military, government, media, and academia discussing in secret how to steer their global agenda. Learn about the history of Bilderberg and its plan in Alex Jones’ 2007 seminal film Endgame: Blueprint For Global Enslavement, breaking down the eugenics-obsessed elite’s plot to depopulate the planet and impose a totalitarian world government. If Endgame was the Master’s Degree in understanding the long term goals of the global elite and their quest for world government and population reduction, then...
  • AI Top of the Agenda at Secretive Bilderberg Meeting

    05/18/2023 1:05:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 May 2023 | Allum Bokhari
    Open AI CEO Sam Altman will attend the secretive Bilderberg Meeting, an annual gathering of over 100 political and corporate leaders from Europe and North America, which has announced AI as a key item on its agenda this year. Altman isn’t the only Big Tech figure in attendance. Other participants include Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and Google DeepMind head Demis Hassabis. Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will also attend. As noted in a congressional hearing last week, CISA played a key role as a source of government pressure in...