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  • NINE bridges in Italy have collapsed in five years. How can anyone feel safe driving there?

    08/16/2018 7:10:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | Tobias Jones
    Just a few months ago, I was hurrying to a meeting in Genoa. As I came out of Brin metro station and skirted along the footpath overlooking the Polcevera valley, I was suddenly confronted by the Morandi Bridge. It wasn't just the scale of the concrete monstrosity – almost a mile long – that shocked me, but the setting. Chaotic urban development covered every inch of the valley – dozens of railway lines, blocks of flats, an endless tangle of warehouses and roads. It was far removed from what the Italians call 'a misura d'uomo' – shaped for mankind. Instead,...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/15/2018 9:18:24 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    With less than two weeks to go before Arizona's primary election Republican candidate US Representative Martha McSally is refusing to debate her rivals in the US Senate Primary set for August 28th. McSally is running against former State Senator Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio's decision to enter the race this year appears to split the more conservative voters giving McSally a better chance of winning. The missing factor in the race is a clear cut endorsement from President Donald Trump. Trump did tweet praise of Ward within the last year. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte...
  • Shocking photo shows Genoa bridge 'crumbling'..amid fears it was built with MAFIA [tr]

    08/15/2018 5:53:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2018 | Sara Malm, Chris Pleasance, and Nic White
    A photograph taken of the bridge in Genoa, Italy, which collapsed yesterday, killing at least 39 people shows the dilapidated state of the overpass just weeks before the tragedy. The photo, allegedly taken not long before yesterday's accident, appears to show cables hanging from the sides of the Morandi bridge. Questions are now being raised as to whether or not the Italian Mafia may have been involved during the bridge's construction more than 50 years ago.
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/14/2018 8:54:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Rescue efforts continued through the night in Italy where there are 26 dead and 15 seriously injured after the supporting tower of a large highway bridge collapsed during a torrential rain near Genoa. Twelve are said to be missing with reports that cries are coming from the bridge..... British police searched locations in Birmingham and Nottingham after a 29 year old man was arrested for deliberately driving his car into pedestrians near the Houses of Parliament in London.... More on last night's violence in Sweden. The mobs of youths dressed in black who burned cars and stoned police in eight...
  • Genoa bridge COLLAPSE latest: 35 dead

    08/14/2018 2:39:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 32 replies
    Express ^ | 21:28, Tue, Aug 14, | PAUL WITHERS
    A BRIDGE on one of Italy's busiest motorways has collapsed, killing at least 35 people who fell 100 metres above the ground. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who visited rescue teams in Genoa, later said that at least 22 people had been killed and 16 others injured, adding that the number would rise. He also said the country's infrastructure should be more closely monitored. A 50-metre high section of the bridge, including one set of the supports above it, crashed down in the rain onto the roof of a factory and other buildings, crushing vehicles below and plunging huge slabs of...
  • Several people dead after highway bridge collapses in Italy

    08/14/2018 5:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2018 | Gianluca Mezzofiore and Judith Vonberg
    Several people have died after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday, according to rescue sources cited by Italian news agency ANSA. The unnamed sources told ANSA that several crushed vehicles are under the rubble with dead people inside, without providing a specific number of casualties. ANSA reports around 10 vehicles are involved after a section of the Morandi Bridge, which lies to the west of the port city of Genoa, collapsed. The incident occurred around noon (6 a.m. ET) Tuesday, Italian state police said, later posting a video on Twitter of the moment the...
  • BREAKING: Motorway bridge COLLAPSES – dozens of motorists feared dead as cars plunge 100m

    08/14/2018 4:12:54 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 82 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | August 14 | Charlotte Ikonen
    The Morandi Bridge has collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa. The bridge, a part of the A10 motorway, is about 100 metres tall, Italian media say. There are unconfirmed reports that cars may have been involved. Photographs from the scene show huge sections of rubble on the ground underneath the middle of the bridge.
  • Italy Refuses Safe Harbor To Migrant Ship M/V Aquarius

    08/13/2018 7:05:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 13, 2018 | Antonio Denti
    Italy on Monday denied safe harbor to 141 people rescued by the humanitarian ship M/V Aquarius off the coast of Libya last week, setting up another standoff with European Union allies over taking in migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean.
  • Italy’s Catholics flock to the right

    08/10/2018 2:44:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | August 10, 2018 | Jacopo Barigazzi
    Pope Francis has a problem: Italian Catholics. In the home of the Vatican, believers are increasingly attracted by the hard-line stance of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Francis and Salvini espouse radically different approaches to migration. Where the pope has called on countries to take care of the less fortunate, Salvini has turned his close-the-borders approach to immigration into an electoral warhorse. The trouble for Francis is that Salvini seems to be winning — even among Catholic voters.
  • Italian Int Minister: “Enough now with this ‘parent 1 and 2. I have restored mother and father”

    08/10/2018 9:46:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 10, 2018 | Francesca Romana
    Italian Interior Minister: “Enough now with this ‘parent 1 and 2. I have restored mother and father” Claudio Cartaldo "Il Giornale" August 10, 2018 Salvini’s blitz on forms for identity cards - it’s back to the past and “No to the horror of “surrogate motherhood”.  Gone ‘parent n.1’ and ‘parent n.2’.  Back to what is natural: mother and father. Matteo Salvini launches the revolution also in the area of the family and gives the go ahead to re-examine the forms for identity cards.  [Excerpts] In an interview to La Bussola Quotidiano, the Interior Minister takes the side in defense of...
  • Breaking Ranks, Italian Bishop Blasts ‘Collective’ Trashing of Matteo Salvini

    08/07/2018 4:22:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The bishop of Chioggia has criticized Catholic attacks on Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for his efforts to curb illegal immigration, noting that people’s frustration with Italy’s immigration situation “is not irrational.” Addressing a recent cover story in Famiglia Cristiana, Italy’s largest Catholic publication, which compared Mr. Salvini with the devil, Bishop Adriano Tessarollo said he thinks it is “stupid” to identify the magazine with all Catholic priests. “Let’s stop this collectivizing mentality,” the bishop said in an interview with Corriere del Veneto. “Broad categorical judgements are the most malevolent and offensive thing there is.” In an online interview with Vanity...
  • Buzzfeed: QAnon A Leftist Hoax?

    08/06/2018 3:15:46 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 380 replies ^ | August 6, 2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    In 1999, Roberto Bui, Giovanni Cattabriga, Federico Guglielmi, and Luca Di Meo, writing under the name “Luther Blissett,” published an Italian novel called Q. Luther Blissett was a name regularly adopted in the ’90s by leftists, anarchists, and general troublemakers in Italy. It was used for staging all kinds of pranks. The Luther Blissetts in different cities would occasionally communicate by phone, but for the most part the project just spread organically. Think of it like an analogue Guy Fawkes Anonymous mask. That flowed from the original Q and was entirely in keeping with its leftist-anarchist context. ..the authors believe...
  • Bologna highway explosion leaves 2 dead, up to 70 injured, Italian police say

    08/06/2018 11:37:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Katernine Lam
    Police said up to 70 people were injured when a truck carrying flammable cargo exploded after a traffic accident in Borgo Panigale, located on the outskirts of Bologna. Officials did not immediately know what kind of explosives were in the tanker, but the news agency ANSA said liquefied petroleum gas was in the truck when it collided with another tanker truck just before 2 p.m., reports said. Fireball-like flames and thick black smoke were seen near the Bologna airport. Flames from the overhead highway fell to the lower level, setting the vehicles below on fire and causing a second explosion.
  • Italian police arrest pro-Russian recruiters for Ukraine War

    08/04/2018 9:08:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 1, 2018
    ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have arrested three men accused of recruiting mercenary fighters to take part in the Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine. Three more people are being sought. In a statement Wednesday, carabinieri police said they searched the homes of another seven people as part of the investigation into the Italian-Ukrainian recruitment network. Some of the suspects had ties with a commander of a neo-Nazi paramilitary unit called “Rusich,” which operates in the Ukrainian Donbass region. The four-year Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine has killed more than 10,000 people. Police noted that recruiting and paying mercenary...
  • More Fiddling while the House is Burning

    08/02/2018 1:48:41 PM PDT · by MeganC
    The Catholic Thing ^ | THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 | Robert Royal
    And by that same principle, you may find it prudent – if your country is being inundated – to seek other ways of solving the crisis, as some European governments have already been doing, by helping countries to create opportunities and to retain their own young people (which is to say their future). And to prevent dangerous and illegal crossings of the Mediterranean. Either way, you are involved in political deliberation, not diabolical opposition to the Gospel.
  • 'Move, Jim!': CNN's Acosta Pretty Much Told To Get The Hell Out Of The Oval Office (Again)

    08/01/2018 8:56:13 AM PDT · by Hostage · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 31, 2018 | Matt Vespa:
    It seems CNN’s Jim Acosta just loves being trashed by the Trump White House. It does get him to complain on live television, as if he’s some martyr, a beleaguered journalist under the crushing regime of some authoritarian country. He’s not, but here was another instance where White House staffers had to more or less tell Acosta to get the hell out of the Oval Office. It was a press spray event. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte visited President Trump yesterday. “This audio is a pretty good example of how the WH aides also known as press wranglers are almost...
  • Trump: Sanctions against Russia will 'remain in place'

    07/31/2018 4:05:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/30/18 | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Monday insisted that the United States will not drop sanctions against Moscow. “Sanctions on Russia will remain as is,” Trump said, even as Putin demands that they be dropped. Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte first broached the subject and said lifting the sanctions would be “unthinkable.” Trump also scolded Germany — just as he did at the NATO summit — for agreeing to use a Russian natural gas pipeline while, in his estimation, not paying enough for defense.
  • The 1.6 Billion Dollar Hoax (Leftards will believe anything negative about Trump)

    03/15/2017 2:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 15, 2017 | Ken Bensinger, Jason Leopold, Craig Silverman and Megha Rajagopalan in Beijing
    An elaborate hoax based on forged documents escalates the phenomenon of “fake news” and reveals an audience on the left that seems willing to believe virtually any claim that could damage Trump. In the third week of January, an Israeli named Yoni Ariel flew from Tel Aviv to Rome carrying $9,000 in cash on a secret mission to bring down Donald Trump. There, he met with an Italian businessman. Seated at a table toward the rear of a café, away from the street where they might attract unwanted attention, Ariel recalled, he handed over the cash. In exchange he was...
  • Italy Salvini Says Nation Doesn’t Create Children Will Die..Less Migrants (tr)

    07/29/2018 11:58:53 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-29-18 | Montgomery
    Italy’s new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini is following Hungary’s Viktor Orbán in putting demographics at the heart of his programme, warning that a country which imports migrants instead of supporting families is “destined to die”. The League (Lega) leader, who heads one half of Italy’s new populist coalition government, set out his priorities in an interview with The Sunday Times at the historic Palazzo del Viminale in Rome. “A country which does not create children is destined to die,” Salvini stated bluntly. “We have created a ministry of the family to work on fertility,...
  • Salvini 'Rejects' EU’s ‘Insulting’ Offer to Pay Italy €6,000 for Every New Migrant....

    07/26/2018 7:45:55 AM PDT · by caww · 10 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 7/26/2018 | Jack montgomery
    Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini has rejected an EU offer to pay out €6,000 for every new migrant they take. Salvini has seen his popularity surge with the adoption of tough new policies to protect the Mediterranean country’s maritime borders and block the NGOs which have been ferrying thousands of illegal migrants to Europe from smuggler boats off the coast of Libya. the EU has so far attempted to use the carrot rather than the stick against the Italians, attempting to induce them to accept more migrants through financial incentives rather than financial penalties...