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  • Report: Japan's Emperor Akihito, 82, considering retiring

    07/13/2016 5:18:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2016 7:01 AM EDT
    Japan’s Emperor Akihito has expressed his intention to retire and relinquish his title in the next few years, the country’s public television said Wednesday. NHK said the 82-year-old Akihito did not wish to remain emperor if he had to reduce his official duties. […] It was not known if he had a timeline to relinquish his title to Crown Prince Naruhito. …
  • Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama

    03/01/2016 5:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 29, 2016 | Angerlo Codevilla
    The difference between Donald Trump and Barack Obama amounts only to whatever difference may exist between each emperor’s set of cronies.The Obama years have brought America to the brink of transformation from constitutional republic into an empire ruled by secret deals promulgated by edicts. Civics classes used to teach: “Congress makes the laws, the president carries them out, judges decide controversies, and we citizens may be penalized only by a jury of our peers.” Nobody believes that anymore, because no part of it has been true for a long time. Barack Obama stopped pretending that it is. During the twentieth...
  • Donal Trump says he will force Apple to build its "computers and things" in the United States

    01/18/2016 5:29:49 PM PST · by Tzfat · 124 replies
    9 To 5 Mac ^ | 1/18/2016 | Chance Miller
    Trump told the audience at Liberty University that to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States he would make Apple "build their damn computers and things in this country." While this isn't a bad idea, or even the first time it has been suggested, Trump didn't offer any specifics on how he would force Apple to abruptly change its manufacturing. "Please, we have such amazing people in this country: smart, sharp, energetic, they're amazing," Trump said. 'I was saying make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we're gonna get...
  • Cruz: I won't be 'an emperor'

    01/10/2016 8:53:58 AM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/10/16 | Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz had a message for conservatives rabid for the repeal of Obamacare: Don't expect "Day One" results."The president doesn't have the constitutional authority to end it on Day One," he said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union. "The only way to end it is to repeal that statute ... we will repeal Obamacare, but unlike Obama, I don't intend as president to be - to use his word - an emperor."It's a rare appeal to pragmatism from a candidate who typically stokes the conservative id. It came initially as a response to questions about...
  • Secret Service chief apologizes for how group of cancer-stricken kids was treated

    09/21/2015 10:59:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | Dana Hedgpeth and Fredrick Kunkle
    Mike Gillette said Clancy called him Monday and said he was “very sorry,” and that the agency “did not handle the situation well.” A spokeswoman for the Secret Service confirmed that Clancy made the call. According to Gillette, Clancy offered to come to one of the group’s events to apologize in person and offered to have some of the children come to one of the agency’s training facilities in Maryland for a tour. ... In a statement e-mailed late Sunday, Brian Leary, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the closures on Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Square were “put into...
  • Japan's emperor: 'Deep remorse' for World War II

    08/15/2015 7:49:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Curt Mills
    Japanese Emperor Akihito Saturday expressed "deep remorse" for his country's role in World War II, 70 years to the day following Japan's surrender to the Allies. Akihito makes a highly ritualized comment on this anniversary day every year, but this this is first year featuring such a statement. Akihito was born in 1933, and has reigned since 1989. He is the son of Hirohito, who was the reigning emperor during the war. Though the emperor's formal powers were degraded in the settlement with the Allied Powers, Hirohito was allowed to retain his throne in a largely ceremonial fashion, and famously...
  • Moscow Opens First Church Dedicated to the Royal Martyrs of Russia (Orthodox/Catholic Caucus)

    03/03/2015 6:32:33 PM PST · by NRx · 59 replies
    Royal Russia ^ | 03 March 2015 | Paul Gilbert
    The construction of a church in honour of Tsar Nicholas II and his family has been completed in Moscow. The ground breaking and initial construction began three years ago, in March of 2012. On March 8, 2013 the Head of the Russian Imperial House, HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna visited the site of the new church during an official visit to Moscow. The grand duchess lit a candle in memory of the Holy Royal Martyrs, and then took the time to speak and have tea with local parishers. The first liturgy was held on July 17, 2014 in a temporary...

    11/21/2014 9:19:20 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by VIRGIL
    As “Emperor Obama”—to cite a title applied to Barack Obama by House Speaker John Boehner, Senator Jeff Sessions, and others—proceeds with his plan to trample the Constitution by issuing an Executive Order on amnesty for illegals, perhaps it’s worth looking back to see how the authors of the Constitution might have reacted to such a crisis. The short answer is that the Founders worried about presidential power-grabbing, and so wrote a proper response into the Constitution. However, the longer answer is that Emperor Obama might be setting in motion a process that actually undermines the Constitution. Although he was defeated...
  • Boehner Spokesman Warns ‘Emperor Obama’ Against Friday Immigration Action

    11/19/2014 7:02:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz | Nov. 19, 2014 11:39am
    A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) labeled President Barack Obama as “Emperor Obama” on Wednesday, after the White House leaked to reporters that the president would act unilaterally on Friday to amend U.S. immigration laws. “If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for congressional action on this issue – and many others,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said.
  • What Executive Actions Should a Conservative Dictator Take?

    11/16/2014 4:45:10 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 111 replies
    self | November 16, 2014 | self
    If President Obama assumes dictatorial powers and decides to rule by executive decree, an unconstitutional process, what action should a conservative dictator take when he or she comes into power?
  • Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

    06/29/2014 4:26:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO, (Reuters) - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday. The report urged governments to list the birds as endangered, even though populations in 45 known colonies were likely to rise slightly by 2050 before declining. Such a listing could impose restrictions on tourism and fishing companies. The study is the first to project the long-term outlook for Antarctica's largest penguins, which can grow 1.2 meters (four ft) tall, seeking to fill a gap...
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • Obama: If I Could Bypass Congress on Immigration, ‘I Would Do So’

    11/26/2013 6:02:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2013 | Andrew Johnson
    During remarks on immigration, President Obama was confronted onstage by a protester calling on him to use executive power to bypass Congress on the issue. The protester, standing behind the president during a speech in San Francisco, was joined by others who began to chant “Stop deportation!” “If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing them through Congress, I would do so,” President Obama responded. “But we’re also a nation of laws.” During his remarks, the president praised supporters of the Senate bill, including activists fasting on the National Mall, and encouraged House Speaker John Boehner, whom...
  • The Emperor has spoken. Long live the Emperor Obama. (Never have so few failed so miserably)

    10/17/2013 8:22:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    vanity ^ | 10/17/13 | NormsRevenge
    Disagreement can not mean dysfunction. It can not turn into hatred. We all need to compromise and act in the best interest of our nation. One nation under God.. Yeah Right.
  • Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States'

    02/15/2013 11:25:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States' Daniel Halper February 15, 2013 1:42 PM In a Google hangout last evening, President Barack Obama explained that his problem is that he's "not the emperor of the United States": "This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency," said Obama. "The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."
  • Emperor Obama and the ministry of propaganda

    01/31/2013 10:18:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | January 30, 2013 | Marisa Martin
    Exclusive: Marisa Martin sees U.S. president as modern-day Bonaparte “History is a set of lies agreed upon,” Napoleon Bonaparte famously said as the self-anointed emperor of France. Surely he was in a place to know, as he waged fiercely successful propaganda campaigns on several continents. Bonaparte created and wrote for two newspapers dedicated solely to his own promotion and glory. He adroitly manipulated the press by keeping unsavory personal details buried under heaps of red herring and frivolity. Artists such as David and Delarouche were commissioned to paint him swashbuckling and heroic: “Superman with a sash saves France!” Napoleon’s exploits...
  • Romney rule change fight on convention floor?

    08/26/2012 6:40:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | Sunday August 26, 2012
    Zeke Miller is reporting that a set of changes to the convention rules pushed through by Mitt Romney’s team is raising a few hackles among the delegates and could potentially lead to a squabble on the convention floor. The modifications in question deal – among other things – with the method used to select and approve the individual delegates from each state. Frustration over changes to the Republican Party’s rules pushed through by the Romney Campaign on Friday may lead to a fight on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Monday. The Convention Committee on Rules took a...
  • The Only Thing Emperor Obama Needs In His Wardrobe

    01/18/2012 12:46:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-18-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Norton I: America's Unsung Emperor

    Photo: Unknown Did you know that America once had an emperor? As ridiculous as this sounds, few heads of state have received burials as regal and solemn as that which took place in San Francisco, on January 10th, 1880. 30,000 people lined the streets, while businesses closed for the day and flags flew at half-mast. Many had shed bitter tears on reading, ‘Le Roi est mort’ – the King is dead. This ‘king’ left an estate worth only $6 when he died – a tramp of madcap appearance, who collapsed on a rain-swept street two days before his funeral,...
  • It's the day the emperor officially has no clothes

    08/02/2011 4:59:50 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2:21 AM, August 2, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    If Barack Obama loses next November, we'll look back on Sunday -- July 31, 2011 -- as the day he became a one-termer. He demonstrated the one key quality common to all unsuccessful leaders: Haplessness. In the most confrontational partisan moment of his presidency, Obama ended up looking remarkably powerless. He didn't get his way. To put it mildly. The deal he endorsed on the debt ceiling will long be an object of debate for both right and left. There's so much for everyone to dislike in it that people are lining up to rage against it, even though it...
  • The Lost Emperor: A Colony of Penguins Disappears

    03/07/2011 1:45:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies ^ | 3/7/11 | Wynne Parry
    A small colony of emperor penguins on an island off the West Antarctic Peninsula is gone, and the most likely culprit is loss of sea ice caused by warming. Although it has been predicted that penguins could suffer greatly because of global warming, this is the first time the disappearance of a colony has been documented. The researchers, however, caution that their study is hampered by a lack of long-term information on emperor penguins, both at this site and in general, and their environment. Emperor penguins are regal, if bulky, birds that stand as high as 4 feet (1.2 meters)...
  • Obama 'furious' at oil spill, but won't vent

    06/03/2010 5:09:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 851+ views
    AFP ^ | June 3, 2010 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama insisted Thursday he was "furious" about the US oil disaster but that "yelling" would be pointless, as aides rejected claims he had shown insufficient emotion over the crisis. The White House also disputed a media narrative that political trauma over America's worst environmental catastrophe would crimp Obama's agenda, even as doubts grew over his pending trip to Asia this month.
  • Imperial Adjustments

    06/02/2010 11:56:16 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies · 323+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: May 27, 2010 | By KUMIKO MAKIHARA
    TOKYO — The drizzly weather didn’t dampen the excitement at the annual spring imperial party last month as the royal family strolled along Tokyo’s Akasaka Palace grounds. Mao Asada, the Olympic figure skating silver medalist, was so overwhelmed when Emperor Akihito spoke to her that she managed only to repeatedly reply “yes,” and “thank you very much.” It was a typical reaction that shows the magnetic hold the emperor and empress have over the Japanese people. Missing as usual from the festivities was Crown Princess Masako who suffers from a stress-related disorder that causes anxiety and distress and only occasionally...
  • Travel Like a VIP on a Small Budget in Asia

    04/30/2010 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 30 2010 | Alice Winters
    Rarely are currency exchange rates as good for the American dollar as that of Asian countries. In Asia, the American dollar carries a lot of clout and with the recent devaluation of the USD; it is a good thing that these countries offer an excellent trip for so little cost to Americans.
  • Video: Obama bows to Japanese Emperor Akihito

    11/17/2009 6:44:34 PM PST · by RGirard · 4 replies · 657+ views ^ | 11/16/2009 | Réne Girard
    By now you have most likely heard the news of President Barack Obama breaking protocol and bowing before the Japanese Emperor Akihito. This is something that U.S. Presidents do not do. It is something that Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Kings of other countries do not do. So why he did it remains a mystery. White house aides say Obama was simply following protocol; however, this is not protocol. It was not a simple bow to show respect, which would require a very slight tilt of the upper body. Instead, Barack Obama who stands 6' 2" practically bowed parallel to the...
  • How Low Can He Go? (Are Obama's bows to the King and Emperor simply acts of courtesy?)

    11/17/2009 8:27:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 916+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/17/2009 | Mon Charen
    President Obama, who nearly prostrated himself before the king of Saudi Arabia last April, has once again bowed low to a monarch — this time, to the emperor of Japan. What to make of this obsequious body language? After the presidential frame went perpendicular before the Saudi royal, the White House at first denied that the president had bowed. He was merely leaning over, Robert Gibbs explained, because the president was “taller than the king.” That might make sense — to anyone who had not seen the video. President Obama bent so far over that he was at eye level...
  • Comparison of President Obama's bow to Emperor of Japan Akihito to other world leaders

    11/16/2009 12:58:32 PM PST · by RGirard · 17 replies · 1,454+ views ^ | Nov. 16, 2009 | Réne Girard
    For some reason, Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the United States, bowed to Akihito the Emperor of Japan. And the internet is abuzz! Even some people in the U.K. have dubbed him "Groveller-in-Chief." Why? Because we're not talking about one of those nice polite little 10 degree bows which you've seen Japenese people do on TV. This was a "let me show you how low I can go" type of bow. "Let me show you the back of my head" type of bow. "Let me defer to you because you are superior to me" type of bow. Some may...
  • White House Defends Obama’s Bow to Japanese Emperor as ‘Protocol’

    11/15/2009 4:08:06 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 366 replies · 11,200+ views ^ | November 15, 2009 |
    Politico: A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday.
  • NYTimes, LA Times, Major US Dailies Do NOT Carry Pic of Obama Bending In Half To Japanese Emperor

    11/15/2009 9:43:58 AM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,108+ views
    November 15th, 2009
    Surprise, Surprise, none of the major US dailies carry the embarrassing pic of an American President bending in half and stooping so low to a foreign potentate.
  • FReep this Poll: Are you bothered by Obama's bow to the Japanese emperor?

    11/15/2009 9:12:13 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 52 replies · 2,050+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/14/09 | Fred Barbash
    Yes 53% (278 votes) No 46% (238 votes) Not sure 1% (4 votes) Total Votes: 520
  • Archaeologists unearth 'birthplace of Roman emperor' in Italy (Vespasian)

    08/07/2009 8:18:37 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 562+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 08/06/2009 | n/a
    Archaeologists said Thursday they had unearthed the ruins of a villa believed to be the birthplace of a Roman Emperor who reigned almost 2,000 years ago. Professor Filippo Coarelli, who is leading the dig, said "numerous clues" pointed to the site as the house of Emperor Vespasian, who ruled the Roman Empire from 69 AD to 79 AD. The location of the villa, in the ancient city of Falacrine, 70 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of Rome, was a strong indicator that the site was where the ruler was born, Coarelli added. Vespasian was born in the city, which was lost...
  • Archaeologists unearth place where Emperor Caligula met his end

    10/18/2008 2:30:11 PM PDT · by BGHater · 22 replies · 1,336+ views
    Times Online ^ | 17 Oct 2008 | Richard Owen
    Archeologists say that they have found the underground passage in which the Emperor Caligula was murdered by his own Praetorian Guard to put an end to his deranged reign of terror. Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (AD12–AD41), known by his nickname Caligula (Little Boots), was the third emperor of the Roman Empire after Augustus and Tiberius, and like them a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His assassination was the result of a conspiracy by members of the Senate who hoped to restore the Roman Republic. However the Praetorian Guard declared Caligula’s uncle Claudius emperor instead, thus preserving the monarchy. Maria...
  • Gold Coins Of Rebel British Emperor Uncovered

    03/25/2008 2:21:21 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 785+ views
    Gold coins of rebel British Emperor uncovered Two rare gold coins of the rebel Roman emperor Carausius have been discovered on a construction site in the Midlands. Gold coins of Carausius are extremely rare. Only 23 are known, and the last was found as long ago as 1975 in Hampshire. Carausius was a Menapian (an ancient Belgian) who commanded the British Fleet (Classis Britannica) operating in the English Channel and the North Sea in the AD 280s. Carausius fell out with reigning emperors Diocletian and Maximian. Hostile sources have it that he was lining his own pocket with plunder recovered...
  • Media Expert Decries Campaign Coverage (LOL: Clintonistas shocked to discover media bias?)

    03/01/2008 4:33:22 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies · 102+ views
    Associated Press / Breitbart ^ | March 1 2008 | BETH FOUHY
    DALLAS (AP) - The founder of a prestigious institute on media and politics added his voice Saturday to the chorus of complaint over perceived press bias in favor of Democrat Barack Obama...
  • Gold Coins Show 'Emperor Of Britain'

    01/24/2008 3:14:29 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 112+ views
    The Times ^ | Dalya Alberge
    Gold coins show ‘Emperor of Britain’January 24, 2008 Dalya Alberge Two “extremely important” gold coins that shed light on a little-known rebel Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD have been unearthed by a farmer in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area. They relate to the Roman commander Carausius, who declared himself Emperor of Britain around 286 or 287 after the Emperor in Rome ordered his execution. He was overthrown in a coup d’état by his finance minister, Allectus, in 293. The coins were handed in to the Portable Antiquities Scheme and moved to the British Museum. The scheme is facing...
  • Italy: Emperor Augustus house reopened after restoration

    12/24/2007 2:33:06 AM PST · by FreedomCalls · 4 replies · 241+ views
    adn Kronos International ^ | Dec 11, 2007 | AKI
    Rome, 11 Dec. (AKI) - After decades of restorations, a series of well preserved frescoed rooms dating to the year 30 BC in the Roman Emperor Augustus's house are set to go on display next year in the Italian capital. The rooms are on Rome's Palatine hill, which is one of Rome's original seven hills and from which the word 'palace' is derived. Legend has it that the twin brothers Romulus and Remus founded Rome on the Palatine and its where many Roman emperors had their palaces built. Augustus's rooms were discovered in the late 1970s and were painted in...
  • French Seeking Emperor's Corpse (Napoleon III)

    12/08/2007 7:37:08 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 353+ views
    French seeking emperor's corpse Last Updated: 1:23am GMT 09/12/2007 He was the last emperor and the first president of France but for 120 years the Emperor Napoleon III's remains have lain in England. Exiled: Napoleon III of France and the Empress Eugénie Now the French want them back. Tomorrow Christian Estrosi, the secretary of state for overseas territories, will arrive in Britain to request the return of the remains of the exiled emperor and his wife, Empress Eugénie, which lie in a crypt in St Michael's Abbey in Farnborough, Hampshire. Mr Estrosi said: "This trip will be for me an...
  • 5 Guesses On Emperor Qin Shihuang's Tomb

    11/02/2007 9:25:47 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 104+ views
    China Org CN ^ | 10-24-2007
    5 guesses on Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb Qin Shihuang holds a central place in Chinese history for being the first emperor who united the country. He is also well known for his part in the construction of the spectacular Great Wall and his splendid terracotta army. To ensure his rule in the afterlife, this emperor commanded more than 700,000 conscripts from all parts of the country to build him a grand mausoleum as luxurious as any of the palaces he had in mortal life. Legend says that numerous treasures were placed in the tomb. As time passed, no one knew...
  • Inside The Emperor's Underground Palace (China)

    08/22/2007 2:46:36 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 605+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 8-22-2007
    From The Times (UK)August 22, 2007 Inside the Emperor’s underground palace Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent It covers an area the size of Cambridge but so far only a tiny proportion of the site of the First Emperor of China’s underground palace for the afterlife has been excavated. Now Chinese archaeologists have used computerised imagery to complete a 3-D reconstruction of the giant tomb that lies 30 metres beneath a mound, with the Qinling mountains in the background. The dramatic imagery has been made available to The Times by the historian John Man, before he publishes pictures and a detailed description...
  • AP Exclusive: Aztec leader's tomb found (emperor Ahuizotl)

    08/04/2007 3:26:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,574+ views
    AP ^ | 08/04/07 | MARK STEVENSON
    AP Exclusive: Aztec leader's tomb found By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer Sat Aug 4, 3:23 AM ET He was emperor at the apogee of the Aztec civilization, the last to complete his rule before the Spanish Conquest. But Ahuizotl's tomb has never been found. No Aztec ruler's funeral chamber ever has. But Mexican archaeologists believe that has finally changed. Using ground-penetrating radar, they have detected underground chambers that could contain the remains of Ahuizotl, who ruled the Aztecs when Columbus landed in the New World. The find could provide an extraordinary window into Aztec civilization at its peak. Ahuizotl...
  • Diary reveals Hirohito war doubts

    03/09/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 35 replies · 1,202+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Steve Jackson
    Did Hirohito play an active part in planning and conducting the war? Japanese emperor Hirohito expressed doubts about going to war with China in the 1930s and 40s, extracts from a diary of one of his advisers reveal. They show Hirohito was afraid the Soviet Union would intervene. The diary by Kuraji Ogura, who worked as a chamberlain to Hirohito in World War II, was found recently and parts have been published in Japan's media. The full text may help solve the debate about how much responsibility the emperor had for Japan's wartime action. South Pacific visit The document...
  • Caption Jimmy Carter at Brandeis

    02/07/2007 10:51:52 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 14 replies · 794+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 1-7-07 | Unknown
    "Oh no! It's full of Jews!"
  • Emperor's Treasures Found (Maxentius)

    01/31/2007 2:21:08 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 1-31-2007 | Richard Owen
    Emperor's treasures found Richard Owen ROME The lost treasure of Maxentius, the last preChristian Roman emperor, has been unearthed by archaeologists. Imperial standards, lances and glass spheres, right, were buried on the Palatine Hill by Maxentius before his battle with Constantine the Great in AD312. Archaeologists believe that he planned to retrieve the treasure if he won. In the event, he and his closest aides were killed, so that no one knew where it was hidden.
  • Hunting For Hadrian

    01/25/2007 3:26:10 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 540+ views
    News And Star ^ | 1-25-2007
    Hunting for Hadrian Published on 25/01/2007 HISTORIANS hope to unearth evidence that Roman emperor Hadrian once stayed in a fort along the magnificent wall bearing his name. Archaeologists will be digging along Hadrian’s Wall this summer in an attempt to confirm speculation about why and when it was built. They hope their work at Vindolanda in Northumbria will prove that the emperor once stayed there on a visit to the wall, as well as unlocking secrets about the Roman army and people’s political and social lives. The 73-mile stone barrier – stretching east to west from the River Tyne to...
  • Emperor Maxentius insignia found in Rome

    12/03/2006 11:57:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 555+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/06 | Marta Falconi - ap
    ROME - Archaeologists have unearthed what they say are the only existing imperial insignia belonging to Emperor Maxentius — precious objects that were buried to preserve them and keep them from enemies when he was defeated by his rival Constantine. Excavation under Rome's Palatine Hill near the Colosseum turned up items including three lances and four javelins that experts said are striking for their completeness — digs usually turn up only fragments — and the fact that they are the only known artifacts of their kind. Clementina Panella, the archaeologist who made the discovery, said the insignia were likely hidden...
  • Let us be rational

    09/23/2006 11:55:52 AM PDT · by liberallarry · 72 replies · 1,015+ views
    AlJazeera ^ | September 23, 2006 | Abdelwahab El-Affendi
    The Muslim overreaction to the pope's remarks may go to support his point about Muslim's problems with rationality. Had Pope Benedict XVI omitted the citation of Emperor Manuel II Paleologus's remarks about Prophet Muhammad bringing only what is "evil and inhuman" to the world, a quote he himself admits was "marginal" to his argument, then he would have focused attention on his real offence in that scholarly talk: his shoddy scholarship on Islam.  He would have also permitted a more healthy focus on his central argument, that modern secular rationalism needs to heed the contribution of faith to enable it...
  • Chinese treasure trove buried for over a thousand years

    08/17/2006 9:54:58 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Aug 2006 | Staff
    They've laid buried for over a thousand years, their mystery concealed by the compact soil of China’s ancient hinterland. This team of six horses once pulled the two-wheeled Emperor’s cart through the streets of Luoyang in Central China's Henan Province, a city that dates back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, which ruled from between 256 BC and 1046. Archaeologists recently excavated the burial and uncovered a treasure trove from a period that saw the introduction of horse back riding, iron, ox-drawn plows and crossbows. Who rode the cart and who owned the charges remains a mystery. "We are not sure...
  • Archaeologists Find Terracotta Figurines Older Than Those Buried With Chinese First Emperor

    08/15/2006 11:02:46 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 595+ views
    Archaeologists find terracotta figurines older than those buried with Chinese first emperor Chinese archaeologists have discovered two terracotta figurines dating back to about 2,500 years ago, older than the famous terracotta warriors buried with first Chinese emperor Qinshihuang. The rough-hewn, 10-centimeter tall statues might be the oldest terracotta figurines produced by the Qin State at the beginning of the Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC), said some experts. The two figurines were found at the ruins of Yongcheng, an ancient Qin State capital, in northwest Shaanxi Province, according to local media reports. Qin State unified China in 221 BC. Qinshihuang,...
  • Palestinian Chief Justice Denounces Settlers Anti Islam Slogans

    06/30/2006 1:43:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 497+ views
    Palestine-info ^ | 6/28/2006 | Some Paleostinian
    Occupied Jerusalem - Sheikh Tayseer Al-Tamimi, the chief justice of Islamic courts in Palestine, denounced in a statement on Wednesday, the anti Islam slogans extremist Jewish settlers of Shafat neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, scribbled on cars and shops. Tamimi considered that activity a crime that reflects hatred and hostility towards the Arab residents and a flagrant, provocative assault on all Muslims. He called on all Arabs and Muslims to adhere to their religion and defend its sanctity, holding the occupation government accountable for such criminal actions. He also asked it to restrain those extremist groups in order to put...
  • The Japanese National Anthem

    06/11/2006 5:08:08 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 3 replies · 409+ views
    RisingSunofNihon ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Do you want to embarass a Japanese? Ask him to sing Japan's national anthem. It is indeed a real sleeper. It is old - no problem with that - but it is also outdated. Its title is Kimigayo. The words can be translated something like - "May you reign for a 1000 happy years Rule on lord/friend/lover till the pebbles by age grow and unite to great rocks with moss all over its strong sides." Doesn't that give you goose bumps? Problem is - it became somewhat of a nationalistic and militaristic anthem, and the lord came to represent the...