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  • Italy's constitutional court won't hear gay adoption case

    02/24/2016 6:26:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 8:54 AM EST
    Italy's constitutional court has refused to hear a same-sex adoption case involving two American mothers, amid intense debate in Italy over legal recognition of civil unions. [...] Nora Beck, an Italian-American musicologist at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, her wife and their two children moved to Italy in 2013 for a sabbatical year. ...
  • Carbon Dating Confirms World's Oldest Torah Scroll

    06/01/2013 2:50:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | May 30, 2013 | By Diane Cole
    In 1889, an Italian librarian's faulty identification sentenced to archival obscurity an antique Torah scroll that has turned out to be the oldest complete such scroll in existence. This week, University of Bologna Professor Mauro Perani announced the results of carbon-14 tests authenticating the scroll's age as roughly 800 years old. The scroll dates to between 1155 and 1225, making it the oldest complete Torah scroll on record. Like all Torah scrolls, this one contains the full text of the five Books of Moses in Hebrew and is prepared according to strict standards for use during religious services. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------snip------------------ At...
  • Test on E-Cat Will Be Conducted on Oct 6th in Bologna, Italy with Invited Academics

    10/01/2011 8:12:23 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 59 replies
    ECat News ^ | Sept 30 2012 | Admin
    Test on E-Cat Will Be Conducted on Oct 6th in Bologna, Italy with Invited Academics Featured, October E-Cat Demonstration by admin Daniele Passarini has posted a copy of a letter sent by Dr. Franco Sicogna to the European Patent Office inviting representatives to attend a demonstration of one of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat modules. The letter reads in part: “With reference to the subject-matter of the application in re, we wish to inform you that an experiment run by the inventor, Mr. Andrea Rossi on a module of a 1MW plant will take place on October 6th, 2011 in Bologna...
  • Did God have a wife? Scholar says that he did

    03/19/2011 11:21:29 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 74 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Viegas | Jennifer
    God had a wife, Asherah, whom the Book of Kings suggests was worshipped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel, according to an Oxford scholar. In 1967, Raphael Patai was the first historian to mention that the ancient Israelites worshipped both Yahweh and Asherah. The theory has gained new prominence because of the research of Francesca Stavrakopoulou, who began her work at Oxford and is now a senior lecturer in the department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter. Information presented in Stavrakopoulou's books, lectures and journal papers has become the basis of a three-part documentary series, now...
  • Paul McCartney to Receive Gershwin Prize From President Obama at White House

    Paul McCartney is set to be honored by President Barack Obama in a June 2 ceremony at the White House, where the legendary rocker will be given the Gershwin Prize, a lifetime achievement award for contributions to pop music. The likes of Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Jack White and Dave Grohl will all pay tribute to Macca in an event that will be hosted by the President and First Lady Michelle Obama.
  • Euro seat for Italian neo-fascist Fiore

    05/23/2008 8:34:58 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 558+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/23/2008 | Malcolm Moore
    A leading Italian neo-fascist with a nine-year conviction for conspiracy after the bombing of Bologna train station in 1980 has taken a seat in the European Parliament. Roberto Fiore, 49, came to Britain in the wake of the bombing, which left 85 people dead and over 200 wounded. The attack was carried out by the Nucleus of Armed Revolutionaries, a far-Right terrorist group. Although Mr Fiore, a member of the Third Position cell, was not directly involved in the execution of the bombing, he was convicted for conspiring to carry out an armed attack. He lived in the UK for...
  • Italy Arrests Seven Red Brigades Suspects

    10/24/2003 9:42:10 PM PDT · by TexKat · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 10/24/03 | ALESSANDRA RIZZO, Associated Press Writer
    ROME - Police raided homes across Italy before dawn Friday and arrested seven alleged members of the radical Red Brigades suspected of the 1999 killing of a Labor Ministry consultant. Authorities said the arrests struck at the heart of the left-wing terror organization, which sprang back into action a few years ago after more than a decade of silence. The suspects, officials said, might also have had a role in the slaying of another government adviser last year. Police arrested three men in Rome and one in Florence, prosecutors said. A woman was picked up in Pisa and another near...
  • Italy's ex-president admits terror deal

    08/19/2008 2:44:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies · 412+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/19/2008 | Staff
    A former Italian president says his country had allowed Palestinian terror groups to roam free in exchange for not attacking Italian targets. Francesco Cossiga's admission confirmed claims of such a deal revealed last week in an interview in the Corriere della Sera newspaper with Bassam Abu Sharif, the former chief of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. In a letter published Aug. 15 in Corriere della Sera, Cossiga described a "secret 'non-belligerence pact' between the Italian state and Palestinian resistance organizations, including terrorist groups" such as the PFLP. The deal, he said, had been devised by Prime Minister...

    01/11/2009 7:06:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 1,147+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 11, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Remember this last week, when the Muslim hordes took over the Gothic church grounds in Milan and performed takbir (expansion) and some akbar? They allegedly apologized --- but they keep on doing it. Islamic imperialism. (photo hat tip Gaia)
  • The Death of the Right's Power on Radio and the Web

    11/10/2008 3:39:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 128 replies · 601+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Nov 10, 2008 | By M.J. Rosenberg
    They had a long run. Rush and Malkin and Lucianne and Drudge and Free Republic and those Littlle Green Footballs. But it's over. The Obama Presidency will produce untold millions for these guys because frustration and hate is something you can take to the bank -- but with no branch of government under their control, they have been rendered powerless. Who will pay attention when some irrelevant rightist hack like Eric Cantor (R-VA) or Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) rushes to the House floor to cite a Michael Savage diatribe? Nobody. A great part of the Right's strength was the belief --...

    09/25/2008 11:57:36 PM PDT · by Brytani · 4 replies · 540+ views
    Citizens Against Homicide Newsletter ^ | 08/23/2008 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    Update on Bologna Murders (Vanity) Citizens Against Homicide (CAH) is a fantastic organization that assists the families and friends of victims of homicide.  They assist in letter writing campaigns to parole boards, prosecutors and the media and are one of the best advocacy groups out there for the victims left after murder.  I hope you all will take the time to visit their website and learn more  Many of you may have seen true life crime shows about one of their founders, Jane Alexander.  Her aunt was viciously murdered by her then fiancé.  At age 61 at the time...
  • Suspect pleads not guilty to killing dad, sons

    07/24/2008 8:00:36 AM PDT · by AuntB · 67 replies · 187+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | July 24, 2008 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    An alleged gang member accused of triple murder in the slayings of a San Francisco father and two sons pleaded not guilty Wednesday at a hearing in which the judge refused to issue a blanket gag order in the high-profile case. Edwin Ramos, 21, is accused of the June 22 shooting deaths of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, ....... Ramos spoke softly and slowly in denying each of the allegations. The defense sought the gag order after The Chronicle revealed that Ramos was an illegal immigrant who was found to have committed two felonies...
  • Muslims irked by Italian senator's "pig" comments

    09/13/2007 1:27:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 71 replies · 1,620+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 13 2007 | Silvia Aloisi
    ROME (Reuters) - A far-right Italian senator outraged Muslims on Thursday by calling for a "Pig Day" protest against the planned construction of a mosque in northern Italy. Roberto Calderoli of the anti-immigrant Northern League party said he was ready to bring his own pig to "defile" the site where the mosque is due to be built in the northern city of Bologna. "I am making myself and my pig available for a walk at the site where they want to build the mosque," Calderoli, who is a deputy speaker of Italy's Senate, said in a statement. Calderoli also said...
  • Microsoft's Patent on a Pile of Baloney

    05/23/2007 6:47:00 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 104 replies · 1,203+ views
    Enterprise Networking ^ | 21 May 2007 | Carla Schroder
    "Microsoft patent threat to Linux! The world ... It ends!" shriek the headlines. There's so much hysteria over this it's like a being trapped in pre-teen sleepover. "And when they got home, a bloody hook was hanging from the car door handle!" "SQUEAL!!" Can we all get a grip, just for a few minutes, pretty please? Ignore all those sources of conventional wisdom who rarely dig into a story, but simply slap together a Frankensteinian blend of warmed-over press releases and quotes from random people who get quoted just because they answered the phone. I know, we all love gossip...
  • Culture Warrior (Don't write off Giuliani's appeal to social conservatives)

    02/12/2007 9:43:49 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 409 replies · 3,481+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Februrary 13, 2007 | BRENDAN MINITER
    The book on Rudy Giuliani is that he is too liberal on social issues to win the Republican presidential nomination. Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, put it succinctly: "I don't see anyone getting the Republican nomination who is not pro-life and a staunch defender of traditional marriage." But Mr. Giuliani is running strong in Iowa and New Hampshire polls and leading most national surveys of Republicans. He's charming crowds of conservatives everywhere he goes. So it's worth wondering if Mr. Perkins is missing an undercurrent coursing through conservative politics. Republicans have just experienced a bruising midterm election...
  • Not a pardonable offense (Border Patrol Barf Alert)

    02/10/2007 2:05:41 PM PST · by TheeOhioInfidel · 118 replies · 2,172+ views
    San Diego tribune ^ | 02/10/2007 | Ruben Navarrette
    For an agent of the Mexican government, Johnny Sutton speaks pretty good English. That's the title anti-immigrant zealots hung on the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas after prosecutors in his office convicted ex-Border Patrol agents Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos of shooting 15 times at an unarmed suspect who was running away. Sentenced to 12 years and 11 years in prison, the former agents are behind bars. Because the defendants were once Border Patrol agents and because the convictions relied on testimony from the victim - a Mexican drug smuggler who got immunity - the prosecutors...
  • S.F. State prof stranded in Canada gets his visa [Mohammad Ramadan Hassan Salama]

    09/13/2006 12:47:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 438+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/13/6 | Tanya Schevitz
    A San Francisco State Arabic professor who has been stranded in Canada for three months while waiting for the U.S. State Department to give him security clearance and issue him a visa can now return home. Assistant professor Mohammad Ramadan Hassan Salama, who traveled to the U.S. Consulate in Toronto on June 20 and was stuck there after the consulate canceled his scholar visa, was called by the consulate in Toronto, Canada, today and told that he could pick up a new visa on Thursday, his attorney Clark M. Trevor said. "We have an immense burden removed," said Paul Sherwin,...
  • Bad Bologna Busted At Border

    04/26/2005 4:51:49 PM PDT · by fat city · 32 replies · 707+ views
    NewsNet5/AP ^ | 4-26-2005
    WASHINGTON -- Over 800 pounds of Mexican bologna smuggled into the U.S. without refrigeration has been destroyed by the Agriculture Department. It was found in suitcases aboard a bus earlier this month north of Las Cruces, N.M. The man who owned it said it was going to be sold at a swap meet or flea market. The man entered the country legally, and is not being charged. The Agriculture Department has approved some imports of Mexican bologna, but it must be refrigerated. Unrefrigerated bologna can create health risks such as Classic Swine Fever.
  • Italy's history of terror

    02/04/2004 4:09:36 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 1,218+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 January, 2004
    Italian investigators are focusing their attention on a shadowy group thought to be based in Bologna after a string of bomb attacks beginning in the Christmas period. A Red Brigades logo was found near a murder scene in 2002 They suspect that a number of letter bombs received by EU officials, including European Commission President Romano Prodi, are the work of Italian anarchists. An Italian-based group calling itself the Informal Anarchist Federation has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Investigators believe the group has fewer than 300 members in Italy. The previously unknown group shares the Italian initials - FAI -...
  • Red Brigades suspects to be tried

    10/20/2004 10:57:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 255+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | October 20 2004
    A judge has ordered 17 suspected members of Italy's Red Brigades militant group to stand trial next year, on charges including murder. Five suspects will be tried for the murder of a Labour ministry consultant shot dead in 1999. They include Nadia Lioce, already in jail for murdering a police officer. The ultra-left Red Brigades terrorised Italy during the 1970s and 80s, with a wave of attacks and bombings blamed for killing 415 people. Most of their leaders were eventually arrested and sentenced to long prison terms. Shoot-out But the group re-emerged with the murder of consultant Massimo d'Antona in...
  • Red Brigades Say They 'Executed' Italy Official (Murdered Capitalist Intellectual Marco Biagi)

    03/21/2002 5:46:21 PM PST · by xm177e2 · 38 replies · 887+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/21/02 | Reuters
     March 21, 2002 Red Brigades Say They 'Executed' Italy Official By REUTERS Filed at 3:35 p.m. ETROME (Reuters) - An offshoot of Italy's Red Brigades urban guerrilla movement published a 26-page Internet message on Thursday saying it had ``executed'' a top government adviser and reviving fears of a new era in political killings.Marco Biagi, 52, was shot dead on Tuesday night in the northern city of Bologna with the same pistol that the Red Brigades for the Construction of the Fighting Communist Party had used to kill another government aide in 1999.Police pored over video material collected from security...
  • Berlusconi aide killed 'by far Left terrorists'

    03/20/2002 5:31:53 PM PST · by aculeus · 12 replies · 382+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 21/03/2002 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels
    A SENIOR Italian government adviser on labour relations was murdered by gunmen apparently opposed to his proposals to make it easier to sack workers. Marco Biagi, 52, an affable professor responsible for drafting the government's package of labour market reforms, was shot dead by two attackers while cycling home on Tuesday night in Bologna, the nerve-centre of the Italian far Left. The murder is the most dramatic evidence so far of the political tension welling up in Italy since the Right-wing government of the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, took power last year, backed by the "post-fascist" National Alliance and the...
  • Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks

    05/29/2002 10:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    ARIS, May 29 — Italian and German investigators have disclosed fresh information suggesting that hints of an attack involving aircraft and the United States were more widespread among European law enforcement agencies before Sept. 11 than previously suspected.The disclosures come after weeks in which the Bush administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which announced a shake-up today, have come under sharp criticism that they did not pay sufficient heed to signs of Al Qaeda plots in the United States that may have alerted them to the Sept. 11 attacks.A Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said today that before Sept....
  • Title this pic of John Kerry, July 31, 2004

    08/01/2004 11:36:09 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 47 replies · 1,790+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | july 31, 2004
    Democratic Presidential nominee Senator John Kerry stands in the stage lights as he listens to his running mate Senator John Edwards at a campaign rally in Zanesville, Ohio, July 31 2004.
  • Hourly Pay in U.S. Not Keeping Pace With Price Rises

    07/17/2004 1:31:26 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 54 replies · 1,834+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 07/18/04 | EDUARDO PORTER
    July 18, 2004 Hourly Pay in U.S. Not Keeping Pace With Price Rises By EDUARDO PORTER he amount of money workers receive in their paychecks is failing to keep up with inflation. Though wages should recover if businesses continue to hire, three years of job losses have left a large worker surplus. "There's too much slack in the labor market to generate any pressure on wage growth,'' said Jared Bernstein, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal research institution based in Washington. "We are going to need a much lower unemployment rate.'' He noted that at 5.6 percent,...
  • Italy Thwarts Basilica Attack Plot

    08/20/2002 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Destro · 99 replies · 554+ views
    AP ^ | Tue Aug 20, 2:43 PM ET | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    Italy Thwarts Basilica Attack Plot Tue Aug 20, 2:43 PM ET A Moroccan man is shown walking in the San Patronio Basilica in Bologna, northern Italy, in this picture taken from a home video seized Monday by Italian authorities and made available Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, during a press conference. Four Moroccans and an Italian, left, whose names were not made public, were arrested Monday under the suspiscion of terrorism after they filmed themselves near the central altar and the frescoes in the basilica. (AP Photo/Gianfilippo Oggioni, HO) By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press Writer ROME (AP) - Italian police arrested...
  • John Kerry's catechism of convenience: Hugh Hewitt wonders if bishops will give him a pass

    04/06/2004 11:01:04 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 363+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 7, 2004 | Hugh Hewitt
    If you know a Roman Catholic bishop or priest, please pass this along to him with a request for a response. If they don't mind, ask them to copy me on the response at John Kerry is the second most visible American right now, and the most visible self-identified Roman Catholic in the country. The most influential newspaper in the world, the New York Times, reported on Tuesday that Kerry had issued the equivalent of a new catechism for the Roman Catholic Church. Here are the key paragraphs: Mr. Kerry became combative when told that some conservatives were...
  • Cops Seize 756 Pounds of Smuggled Bologna (not in D.C.)

    11/25/2003 9:36:23 AM PST · by FlyLow · 14 replies · 164+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 24, 2003 06:59 PM EST | AP Staff
    The headline might seem that this had to happened in our nation's capital...but it happened in: EL PASO, Texas - Border agents last week landed a meaty bust, seizing 756 pounds of bologna arranged into the shape of a car seat and covered with blankets in a man's pickup. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 81 rolls of Mexican bologna Friday at the Paso Del Norte bridge as the pickup entered the United States. "It puts the ultimate consumer at risk," said customs spokesman Roger Maier. "Who knows how long these products have gone without refrigeration or without proper...
  • Italy: Alleged Islamic Extremist Sentenced

    10/04/2002 2:43:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 146+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | October 4 2002 | AP
    BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — A judge sentenced an alleged Islamic extremist to one year in prison for supporting terrorism, while releasing nine others, a news agency reported Thursday. Judge Letizio Magliaro acquitted one of the nine in a quick trial, and he dismissed charges against the other eight, saying that there was insufficient for trials. The conviction came as the judge accepted a plea bargain agreement for a 10th person during a court hearing, the ANSA news agency reported. An 11th suspect was indicted on charges of criminal association. Legal officials were not available late Thursday to provide any details...