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  • 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 ^ | 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: ".....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...
  • Hindenburg might be -an- omen but Obama is - The Omen.

    08/14/2013 12:40:09 PM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies
    O-flation Highlights Chilling Similarities between Obama & Emperor Nero Craving of Fame, Lavish spending and unprecedented currency debasement. Comparing and contrasting the two tyrants.
  • Oflation Highlights Chilling Similarities between Obama & Emperor Nero

    08/13/2013 10:31:47 PM PDT · by publius321 · 9 replies
    Craving of Fame, Lavish spending and unprecedented currency debasement. Comparing and contrasting the two tyrants. (video)
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Peter And Paul"(1981)

    05/19/2013 12:29:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1981 | Robert Day
  • Politics's conflicting realities

    07/19/2012 10:01:17 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 19, 2012 | Art Marmorstein
    In my undergraduate acting classes, we sometimes played a two character theater game called Conflicting Realities. The two actors began with completely different sets of instructions as to the basic nature of the scene. For one actor, the scene might be a two-man submarine bound to a secret rendezvous with instructions vital to the war effort, while, for the other, the scene was a sweltering fifth-floor apartment with an air conditioner that just had to get fixed before company arrived. Such scenes tended not to work out very well. They quickly devolved into mutual accusations of dishonesty or insanity with...
  • The Bambino clears fences at debate!

    12/11/2011 7:33:52 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/2011 | Roger Simon
    The Bambino stands in the center of the stage, untouchable, uncatchable, unbeatable. He is Newt Gingrich, and he has become the Sultan of Swat. It is Saturday night at yet another Republican debate and — wham! wham! wham! — Gingrich keeps blasting them out of the park. Mitt Romney claims he should be president, because, unlike Newt, Romney is not a “career politician.” “Let’s be candid,” Newt replies. “The only reason you didn’t become a career politician is that you lost to Ted Kennedy in 1994.” Wham! Newt, like the real Bambino, Babe Ruth, is a man of appetites. For...
  • Did the Apostle Peter Ever Visit Rome?

    10/27/2006 6:20:15 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 35 replies · 1,143+ views
    Hope-Of-Israel Mnistries ^ | Unknown | John D. Keyser
    DID THE APOSTLE PETER EVER VISIT ROME? The Roman Catholics claims Peter was the first pope of theirchurch. The Protestants claim Peter NEVER set foot in Rome! Iseither of these viewpoints correct; or is it just possible BOTHclaims are wrong? Is there evidence to show Peter actuallypreached and died in the Imperial City? And what role did theinfamous Simon Magus play in the stream of events? This articleuncovers the truth about Peter's purported residence in Rome andsets the record straight regarding his connection to the RomanCatholic Church! John D. Keyser Down through the years, numerous Protestant groups have gone...
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon
  • Obama Vineyarded, while America Burned

    08/19/2011 11:05:03 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 26 replies
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 8/19/2011 | The Voice Blog
    While the stock market took another nosedive on repeat recession fears yesterday, President Obama landed on Martha’s Vineyard for 10 days of fun in the sun, hitting the summer playground of the rich and famous during worsening economic turmoil.
  • President Obama Celebrates Birthday in Private Star-Studded Rose Garden Party

    08/05/2011 6:42:52 AM PDT · by matt1 · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/5/2011 | Jake Tapper
    White House officials offered no details about the Rose Garden barbecue and birthday party thrown for President Obama last night. No menu, no guest list, the event did not appear on his official schedule. Ann Compton reports that the Obama family paid for the celebration out of its own pocket. Their silence might be so as to not create the impression that the president was celebrating just hours after the Dow Jones fell 500 points. Politicians hate to be portrayed as fiddling while Rome burns, Nero-style.
  • The President Is Actually Trying to Talk the Markets Into a Panic.

    07/23/2011 3:45:55 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 82 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 22, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    An enraged Barack Obama just took to the nation’s airwaves to announce his effort to strike a deal with Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has fallen apart. Perhaps for the first time in American history, this president is literally using this press conference to create a financial panic over the weekend about the opening of the markets on Monday. He is warning of disaster on Monday. Clearly, he wants to use this as leverage to frighten the GOP into passing the plan proposed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, which will push the debt ceiling problem into 2013,...
  • Amid shutdown drama, Rep. Brown invites lawmakers on a boutique shopping trip

    04/06/2011 6:05:32 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2011
    With a government shutdown looming, Capitol Hill was a pretty serious place on Wednesday afternoon. But for Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.), what better way to ease the tension than with a congressional ladies personal shopping trip in Arlington, Va.? According to an email from Brown’s scheduler titled, “Outing with Congresswoman Corrine Brown,” staff member Cathy Gass invited Brown’s fellow female Congressional Black Caucus members to join the lawmaker at a boutique in Crystal City, Va. on Wednesday afternoon. According to the email, which was addressed to “CBC Schedulers,” Brown “would like to invite the woman [sic] CBC Members to go...
  • Hail the fiddle-playing naked emperor

    02/28/2011 12:50:13 PM PST · by jda · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 28 February 2011 | Barbara Simpson
    ". . . Obama makes decisions about which laws he'll enforce and which he won't, even though that's unconstitutional. At the same time, he undercuts state efforts to solve its financial budget and pension crises by siding with unions against state governments. More and more people are asking – whose side is he on? Remember Emperor Nero? He loved extravagance and the good life. He was a cruel tyrant who tortured Christians. And Rome burned. With a ruined city and people begging for help, Nero finally had everything and it added up to one word: control. How does that relate...
  • Obama as Roman emperor -- the rise and fall of the propaganda master

    10/04/2010 2:11:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 1+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 10/4/10 | Jack Carlson
    President Barack Obama's campaign of images, emotions, and themes won him tremendous popularity – and the presidency. Now, his poll numbers are dragging, his followers disillusioned. To understand the 'ruler cult' cycle, we must look to ancient Roman emperors like Augustus. Oxford, England Two years ago, Democrats were clamoring to ride in on Barack Obama’s coat tails. Proximity to the Obama persona was a prized political asset. Today, amid dim presidential polling numbers, anxious Democrats are keeping their distance. Some, like Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas, have even used campaign ads to tout their defiance of Mr. Obama’s agenda. To...
  • Excavations link ancient prison to apostle's last days

    06/25/2010 9:48:55 AM PDT · by Palter · 32 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 25 June 2010 | Nick Squires
    Archaeologists have discovered evidence to support the theory that St Peter was imprisoned in an underground dungeon by Nero before being crucified. The Mamertine Prison, a dingy complex that now lies beneath a Renaissance church, has long been venerated as the place where the apostle was shackled before he was killed on the spot where the Vatican now stands. It has been a place of Christian worship since medieval times, but after months of excavations, Italian archaeologists have found frescoes and other evidence indicating that it was associated with St Peter in the seventh century. Dr Patrizia Fortini, of Rome's...
  • Gibbs: "General has made an enormous enormous error..."

    06/22/2010 11:06:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/22/10
    McCrystal is gone.
  • Caption Obama At Baseball Game 06/18/10

    06/18/2010 8:30:10 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 45 replies · 1,405+ views ^ | 06/18/10 | AP/daylife
  • Obama golfs for four hours in sweltering heat

    06/13/2010 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies · 3,260+ views
    Obama golfs for four hours in sweltering heat By Bridget Johnson - 06/13/10 06:12 PM ET President Barack Obama spent four hours on the golf course Sunday in temperatures that peaked in the low 90s. The White House pool reported that they left Andrews Air Force Base as it started to rain after 4 p.m. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was among the group golfing with Obama. The president leaves Monday for his fourth trip to the Gulf Coast since the BP oil spill began nearly two months ago. On the trip, the President will visit Gulfport, Miss., Theodore, Ala., and...
  • Global Stocks Ablaze, Dow Tumbles: EU Officials Fiddle as Euro Burns

    05/20/2010 10:08:05 AM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies · 3,077+ views
    Yahoo News/Tech Ticker ^ | May 20, 2010 10:28am | Aaron Task
    The euro was weak again early Thursday and, predictably, global stocks followed suit. Japan's Nikkei fell 1.5% overnight, major European bourses were down 1.85% to 3% in recent trading, while U.S. proxies were down 2.5% to 3%. In recent trading, the Dow was below its 200-day moving average of 10,250, while the S&P 500, Dow Transports, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 were each more than 10% below recent highs, or in official "correction" territory. Traders watch such technical indicators closely, and concerns about moving averages and the like can become self-fulfilling and generate more selling. At the same time, the selloff...
  • After Obama Tells America “Everyone Must Sacrifice," Throws a Party Every 3 Days . . .

    01/14/2010 5:42:01 PM PST · by Faith · 30 replies · 1,519+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    After Obama Tells America “Everyone Must Sacrifice” the White House Throws 1 Party Every 3 Days in First Year Back in January 2009, before he signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama told America that everyone must sacrifice for the greater good. Everyone must have “some skin in the game.” What he meant, of course, was that everyone would have to sacrifice to lift American out of the worst recession since the Great Depression except for Barack and Michelle Obama. Now we learn that the the Obama White House has held one party every three days...
  • The Fiddler-in-Chief

    12/22/2009 8:27:28 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 6 replies · 296+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 12/22/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    "Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."--Gustave Flaubert Don't get me wrong. I am not happy, nor ignorant or naive about what is going on in Washington. If not for my Faith I would be a decidedly bitter creature this Christmas. So allow me to illumine a small ray of hope. This drunk-on-power cabal we call our representatives, these men and women so obviously impressed by their own words and grandiosity will be a collective, nameless speck--a sideshow --when our history is written. Our president, on the other hand, will be front and center. Recall: In...
  • AP sources: Obama summons Senate Dems to WH

    12/14/2009 12:30:45 PM PST · by The Wizard · 163 replies · 7,862+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/2009
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats at the White House Tuesday to press for action at a make-or-break moment for his health care overhaul. All 60 members of the Democratic caucus have been invited, according to three Democratic officials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement was not yet public.
  • Obama fiddles while troops die

    10/26/2009 11:34:31 PM PDT · by bogusname · 9 replies · 439+ views
    WND ^ | October 27, 2009 | Mychal Massie
    Legend has it that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. The fiddling in Nero's case may be euphemistic – but in the case of Obama's emporial dismissiveness of the critical straits our military personnel find themselves in, his lack of action is both feckless and lundane. In March 2008, the Boston Globe reported that Obama "[planned] to unveil his long-awaited new strategy for Afghanistan." ("Obama plans more Afghanistan reinforcements"; March 26, 2009;; Farah Stockman and Bryan Bender) And so it was that, on Sept. 21, Obama finally revealed his true plan, but I will get to that...
  • Nero's rotating banquet hall unveiled in Rome

    09/29/2009 12:55:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 2,242+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/09 | Marta Falconi - ap
    ROME – Archaeologists on Tuesday unveiled what they think are the remains of Roman emperor Nero's extravagant banquet hall, a circular space that rotated day and night to imitate the Earth's movement and impress his guests. The room, part of Nero's Golden Palace, a sprawling residence built in the first century A.D., is thought to have been built to entertain government officials and VIPs, said lead archaeologist Francoise Villedieu. The emperor, known for his lavish and depraved lifestyle, ruled from 37 A.D. to 68 A.D. The dig so far has turned up the foundations of the room, the rotating mechanism...
  • Obama on US economic crisis: 'The fire is now out'

    07/20/2009 9:06:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 92 replies · 1,732+ views
    AFP ^ | July 20, 2009
    US President Barack Obama defended his administration's response to the economic crisis over the last six months, declaring: "The fire is now out." "I think that we have stepped back from the abyss. I think we've put out the fire," he said in an interview with PBS, according to a transcript released by the TV station. But Obama, who is facing declining popularity ratings for the first time in his presidency, said a lot remains to be done to fix the recession-mired US economy. "The analogy I use sometimes is, we had this beautiful house. And there was a fire....
  • Caption: President Barack Obama steers the cart with his golfing partner, Vice President Joe Biden

    06/21/2009 4:35:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 124 replies · 4,254+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 21, 2009
    ... as they finish 18 holes at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club together on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2009.
  • The Consolations of Pessimism - In our age, as in Seneca’s, the worst is always possible.

    05/21/2009 9:08:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 520+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Alain de Botton
    The Art Archive/Biblioteca Braidense Milan/Gianni Dagli Orti “Our minds should be sent forward in advance to meet all the problems, and we should consider not what is wont to happen, but what can happen.” It’s been clear for a while, at least since the collapse of Lehman Brothers last fall, that what we have to fear above all is hope itself. Attempts to trust that the worst is over and to stop frightening ourselves seem doomed to propel us into yet worse disappointment. We are not only unhappy, but—believing calm and happiness to be the norm—unhappy that we’re unhappy....
  • Senate reviewing how college football picks No. 1

    03/26/2009 6:46:50 AM PDT · by pissant · 75 replies · 1,551+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 3/26/09 | Fred Frommer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone from President Barack Obama on down to fans has criticized how college football determines its top team. Now senators are getting off the sidelines to examine antitrust issues involving the Bowl Champion Series. The current system "leaves nearly half of all the teams in college football at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to qualifying for the millions of dollars paid out every year," the Senate Judiciary's subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights said in a statement Wednesday announcing the hearings.
  • Nero to uncover Nero Linux 3 at CeBIT

    03/24/2007 8:57:01 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 160+ views
    The Money Times ^ | March 23rd | Smrity Sharma
    Nero, leader in digital media technology, announced today that Nero Linux 3 will be unveiled at CeBIT. The new version of the definitive burning application for Linux operating systems will feature Blu-ray and HD DVD data recording support as well as an improved graphical user interface that is similar to the look and feel of the current Nero Burning ROM 7 edition.
  • Nero's Golden Palace to partly reopen - Domus Aurea

    01/31/2007 7:17:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 610+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/31/07 | Marta Falconi - ap
    ROME - Nero's Golden Palace will partly reopen to visitors next week, offering rare insight into archaeologists' efforts to preserve the first-century imperial residence from decay and humidity. Visitors will have access to half of the palace, wandering through a maze of underground passageways, officials said Wednesday. They can also climb a 43-foot scaffolding and take a close look at the building's frescoed vaulted ceilings, as restorers and archaeologists work to clean the paint. "People will have the chance to get to know the monument itself and the efforts to maintain and preserve it," said archaeologist Irene Pignatelli, leading a...

    10/09/2006 9:03:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies · 4,959+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 9, 2006
    The history of this dig may be found here. AP - Mon Oct 9, 10:40 AM ET In this undated photo provided Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 by the Vatican Museums, a general view of an ancient necropolis unearthed at the Vatican is seen. Vatican Museums officials and archaeologists on Monday unveiled the necropolis, which was unearthed three years ago during the construction of a parking lot for Vatican City employees and vehicles. Visitors to the Vatican will soon be able to step into the newly unveiled necropolis likened by archaeologists to a ''little Pompeii'' of cemeteries which were the final...
  • First Holy Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church -- June 30

    06/30/2006 10:59:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 1,311+ views
    Passionist website - Compassion ^ | n/a | Passionist website
    Site of the Roman Prefecture Whatever one thinks of them, Eudoxia (pictured at right) chose a good place to house the chains. The Roman Prefecture, where justice was still being dispensed even in Eudoxia's day, once stood just south of the church. Rome's main prison was there, where suspected criminals were tortured, questioned and judged. At a spot not far away the condemned were summarily beheaded or strangled. From the second half of the 1st century till the early 4th century, many Christians were convicted and executed in this area. For this reason the church, now surrounded by modern office...
  • MEPs call for common EU circus policy (Send in the Clowns)

    10/14/2005 4:51:54 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 8 replies · 306+ views
    EU Observer ^ | 10-14-2005 | Lucia Kubosova
    MEPs call for common EU circus policy 12.10.2005 - 17:38 CET | By Lucia Kubosova EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The European parliament is set to vote on a report calling for standardised rules for circuses performing across the continent. MEPs suggest circuses should be referred to as part of Europe's cultural heritage, but they disagree on whether they should include presentation of animals or not. The report contemplating the "new challenges for the circus as part of European culture" is to be voted on Thursday (13 October). It covers three main areas: the education of children from travelling communities, health...
  • The First Christian Martyrs of Rome

    06/30/2005 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 1,056+ views ^ | unknown |
    The First Christian Martyrs of Rome The Vatican Basilica of St. Peter (shown at right), the burial place of the Apostle, is a prime destination for pilgrims to Rome. Another important memorial of Peter, one of many in the city, is not so well known. The Church of St.Peter in Chains was built by the Empress Eudoxia in the 5th century on the western slope of the Esquiline Hill, not far from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, to house the prison chains that held Peter, the Apostle. Many modern visitors find the chains questionable, of course, and usually turn...