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  • Religion is the Salt that Preserves the State

    07/18/2018 11:59:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Jun 2018 | Casey Chalk
    The megalomania of the 1st-century Roman emperors, epitomized in the lunacy of Caligula and the lechery of Nero, evinces “tormenting the cat” on a global scale. It is little wonder so many eagerly converted to the Christian faith, which promised a king who truly loved and provided for his subjects. Jesus tells his disciples that heaven rejoices at the repentance of a single sinner. Subjects of his kingdom are to be concerned with the most marginalized, honored even for giving them a “cup of cold water.” Jesus elsewhere declares “the last will be first, and the first last”: indeed, the...
  • Officer: Freddie Gray didn't appear to need medical care

    10/31/2017 8:56:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 6:58 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    A Baltimore police officer involved in arresting a black man who later suffered a fatal injury during a police van ride testified at the driver’s disciplinary hearing Tuesday that the man did not show any signs he needed medical care when he was first put into the van. Officer Edward Nero testified at the hearing for Officer Caesar Goodson, the van driver who could be fired for violating department policies in the case. “He was not showing any signs of a medical emergency,” Nero, a certified emergency medical technician, said of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died about a week after...
  • Nero, the Execution of Peter and Paul, and the Biggest Fake News in Early Christian History

    07/23/2017 9:02:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 23, 2017 | Candida Moss
    Christian tradition maintains that after Rome nearly burned to the ground, Nero engaged in a brutal crackdown on Christians which led to the executions of Peter and Paul. On the evening of July 18, in the scorching summer of 64 CE, a fire started in a shop under the Circus Maximus in Rome. The fire quickly spread to nearby homes and businesses and the Circus itself. The fire burned for six days, ravaging the city. It left only four of Rome’s fourteen quarters untouched. The reigning emperor, Nero, a man known for his cruelty and love of theater, scapegoated the...
  • Rare gold coin with Nero's face found in Jerusalem

    09/16/2016 8:35:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 36 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 09-15-2016 | James Macintyre
    An exceptionally rare gold coin emblazoned with the face of the Roman Emperor Nero dating back to around A.D. 60 has been discovered by archaeologists working on excavations on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The coin, which archaeologists say most likely came from a Jewish home, was found in the ruins of wealthy villas from the first century A.D. and according to the archaeologist Shimon Gibson "belonged to the priestly and aristocratic quarter located in the Upper City of Jerusalem". Gibson, who is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and part of the team carrying out...
  • Milo Suspended Permanently by Twitter Minutes Before ‘Gays For Trump’ Party At RNC

    07/19/2016 8:37:11 PM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Ben Kew
    Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been suspended from Twitter once more just 20 minutes before his “Gays for Trump” event takes place at the Republican National Convention. The justification for the suspension is currently unknown, although it could be as a result of Milo’s run-in with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones on the site. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly reached out to Jones late on Monday evening following her complaints of “abuse” on the platform. BuzzFeed are reporting that the suspension is permanent, citing a statement from Twitter promising a clampdown on “targeted abuse.” Milo has also received a message...
  • Kendrick Lamar Will Perform At The White House 4th Of July Event [Party Time As Nation Crumbles]

    07/04/2016 2:01:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    It's the last White House 4th of July party with [Hussein occupying] and one of his favorite rappers has been selected to perform at the special event. Kendrick Lamar...will be participating in the annual concert alongside funk/R&B singer Janelle Monae, known for her lively performances. Politico reports that the event will take place on the White House's South Lawn, and will feature a barbecue and fireworks for staff and military heroes who will attend with their families -- doesn't sound like too bad of an Independence Day celebration if you ask us. It's all going down Monday night, and hopefully...
  • Freddie Gray case: Officer Nero found not guilty of all charges

    05/23/2016 8:02:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 101 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges by a judge Monday morning for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all related to his role in Gray's initial detention and arrest on April 12, 2015.
  • D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: Ancient Libraries in Rome

    03/02/2016 3:10:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Society ^ | Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | Staff
    On Sunday, March 6, 2016, Dr. Pier Luigi Tucci, Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Architecture at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver the lecture "Ancient Libraries in Rome: Reconstruction of the Bibliotheca of the Templum Pacis" in the Washington, D.C. area. The event is hosted by the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) and Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF). The Templum Pacis (Temple of Peace) was built by the Flavian emperor Vespasian in 75 C.E. near the Roman Forum. It commemorated both the end of the Jewish war and the civil strife that had followed the death of Nero...
  • Obama's Legacy Will Far Surpass That of Nero Who Offed Himself In A Final Tribute To His Idiocy

    01/07/2016 5:01:20 PM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Self | January 7, 2016 | Stayfree
    Nero's rule is often associated with tyranny and extravagance. He is known for many executions, including that of his mother, and the probable murder by poison of his stepbrother Britannicus. Nero was rumored to have had captured Christians dipped in oil and set on fire in his garden at night as a source of light. Most of Rome was destroyed in the Great Fire of Rome, which many Romans believed Nero himself had started in order to clear land for his planned palatial complex. Facing a false report of being denounced as a public enemy who was to be executed,...
  • Press Cheers When Obama Sinks 40-Foot Chip Shot

    12/23/2015 5:50:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/23/15 | Daniel Halper
    [Hussein] Obama went golfing in Hawaii...then made what ABC News describes as a 40-foot chip shot....The press rewarded Obama with cheers.
  • President Nero ([p]resident)

    10/12/2015 9:32:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/12/2015 | Stephen Green
    Terresa Monroe-Hamilton caught the most unbelievable part of President Obama’s 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft. She calls him “delusional,” and there’s little room to argue with that assessment — you simply must see the video to believe it, but here’s the transcript: Steve Kroft: A year ago when we did this interview, there was some saber-rattling between the United States and Russia on the Ukrainian border. Now it’s also going on in Syria. You said a year ago that the United States– America leads. We’re the indispensable nation. Mr. Putin seems to be challenging that leadership. President Barack Obama:...
  • Great Painting: The Demise of America

    07/27/2015 6:02:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Jon McNaughton ^ | 07/25/2015
  • Roman Villa Reopens on Wild Tuscan Island

    07/02/2015 11:34:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Rossella Lorenzi
    The remains of one of the most prestigious maritime villas from Roman times are set to reopen July 2 in a small, almost uninhabited island off the Tuscan coast after been locked for 15 years. Commonly known as "Villa Domitia," the imperial complex stood magnificently 2,000 years ago on the island of Giannutri, a rocky crescent about 3 miles long with thick areas of Mediterranean vegetation... The majestic complex marks Giannutri's most glorious time. Today the southernmost island of the Tuscan archipelago is almost empty -- populated by a huge colony of seagulls and, in summer, by a group of...
  • Discovery: Oldest Lighthouse At Ancient Port

    02/06/2008 6:20:24 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 538+ views
    New Anatolian ^ | 2-6-2008
    DISCOVERY: Oldest lighthouse at ancient Roman port The New Anatolian / Ankara 06 February 2008 Turkish archaeologists unearthed a 2000-year-old lighthouse at the ancient Roman port of Patara, near southern town of Kas, Antalya, discovering probably the oldest such structure that managed to remain intact. The 12-meter-high lighthouse was built under the reign of Emperor Nero who ruled from 54 to 68, Professor Havva Iskan Isik, head of the excavation team reported. "The oldest known lighthouse is the one in Alexandria but there is nothing left of it. So, the lighthouse at the Patara port is the oldest one that...
  • Did You Know That the Emperor Nero Engaged in Two Public Same Sex Marriages?

    09/22/2014 8:39:03 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 58 replies
    This article has an interesting account from the Roman Empire, that will enable you to understand what will happen to America when the gay agenda seizes 100 control: http://www.fgfbooks.com/Turner-Craig/2013/Turner130323.html ".....But our most detailed images of homosexual marriages come from the descriptions of Roman emperors. Nero, a depraved first-century emperor, married at least two men. He wed Pythagoras in a formal same-sex wedding by first putting on a bridal veil that made Nero the "bride" and Pythagoras the "groom." Every symbol of a classical marriage was present at this ceremony: a dowry, marriage bed, torches, and witnesses. Tacitus, the great Roman...
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    08/18/2014 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 18, 2014 4:54 PM EDT
    Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police. During a brief pause in his summer vacation, Obama expressed sympathy for the “passions and anger” sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but said giving in to that anger through looting and attacks on police only stirs tensions and leads to further chaos. …
  • Obama, Holder to Discuss Federal Actions to End Violence in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 7:08:46 AM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Attorney General Eric Holder will brief President Obama Monday on possible actions the federal government can take in Ferguson, Mo., after another night of clashes prompted Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) to call in the National Guard. "The president has asked the attorney general to come in tomorrow to brief him on the state of the investigation on the ground,” said senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett in an interview with American Urban Radio Monday. Jarrett said Holder would also discuss “any further actions that the federal government could play to help reduce the violence down to zero and make sure the...
  • North Korea 2014 meets Rome AD 65

    03/16/2014 3:58:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    LAT ^ | March 14, 2014 | James Romm
    North Korea 2014 meets Rome AD 65 In Kim Jong Un's accession to power and brutal purge of his uncle, parallels are evident between the two societies. By James Romm March 14, 2014 This week, as the Ides of March approaches — the March 15 anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar, a determined but ultimately fruitless attempt by Roman senators to stop their government from sliding toward dictatorship — the minds of some ancient historians may turn in a seemingly unlikely direction: toward modern North Korea. The dark and menacing regime of Kim Jong Un seems a long way...
  • Potholers Discover Ancient Roman Mosaic

    01/18/2005 8:27:59 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 923+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-19-2005 | Bruce Johnson
    Potholers discover ancient Roman mosaic By Bruce Johnston (Filed: 19/01/2005) Potholers exploring a site near Nero's palace have discovered a mosaic showing ancient Romans trampling grapes to make wine. The 10ft by 6.5ft mosaic depicts three naked figures crushing the grapes with their feet, while a fourth entertains them by playing a double flute and another man piles the fruit in a basket. Using a remote-controlled camera, the potholers filmed the fragment at the edge of the largely unexcavated, 14-acre bathing complex in Rome built by the Emperor Trajan, itself lying on top of the ruins of Nero's lavish residence,...
  • 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...