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  • The Hidden World of the Great War- The Lost Underground of World War I

    07/29/2014 9:19:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    National Geographic Magazine ^ | Aug 2014 | Evan Hadingham
    The entrance is a wet hole in the earth little bigger than an animal burrow, obscured by thorny brush in a secluded wood in northeastern France. I’m following Jeff Gusky, a photographer and physician from Texas who has explored dozens of underground spaces like this one. Together we slither through the muddy hole into the darkness below. Soon the passage opens up, and we crawl forward on hands and knees. The glow from our headlamps wavers along the dusty chalk walls of the century-old tunnel, which slopes away from us down into the shadows. After a few hundred feet the...
  • DUmmie hotlinks to my image account. See what happened.

    04/20/2014 10:25:03 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 21 replies
    GOP Congress
    Long story short: DUmmie Lady Freedumb showed off her paintings in one DU thread.A CC member created a thread. Parody image was created with Obama holding her painting.LF starts new thread, says someone looked her up and found her painting being shown in CC, ends up buying her painting for $16 or thereabouts. She ends up hotlinking to parodied image in the DU thread. Of course, that was MY image, and MY image account. Sooooo.... I edit image, with the following result: Actual DU threadShouldn't be long before she deletes her post, or someone at DU does it for her....
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-30-13 ("The Decrying Game": Remember, remember, to date a transgender)

    12/30/2013 12:39:19 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 73 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 30, 2013 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The Battle of the Sexes has been raging lately in DUmmieland. The angry DUmmie women (is there any other kind?) have been accusing the men--all men--of being sexist and misogynist and potential rapists. Some of the DUmmie men have dared to defend themselves, but in vain. Political correctness must win out, at all costs. Well, guess who feels left out? The LSMFT community, i.e., the Lezbo Sodomite Masochist Fag Transangered community. There must be Fifty Shades of Gay, and they all want to have their say. You see, in DUmmieland, to be fair, the Battle of the Sexes must...
  • The foundations of Christian civilization are crumbling

    11/19/2013 2:27:47 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 15 replies
    Assist News ^ | 11/13/2013 | By Charles Gardner
    The “red line” has been crossed in Britain as the foundations of Western civilization crumble, a leading clergyman has stated. And as “a spirit of madness” grips the nations, he said, European Christians may well be driven underground in the very near future.
  • London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls: Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.

    10/05/2013 2:00:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 4, 2013 | Roff Smith
    Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen Boudicca's troops, decapitated during her uprising against Roman rule in 61 A.D.
  • Plants Use Underground 'Fungal Internet' to Communicate (article)

    08/05/2013 8:39:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 5, 2013 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Plants Use Underground 'Fungal Internet' to Communicate by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Researchers have just documented how plants use underground fungal networks to warn neighboring plants of impending insect attack, uniquely illustrating the complex and highly designed interconnected cooperation found in nature. The research study—just published in the July, 2013 issue of Ecology Letters—is the first such report that confirms and reveals how plants have uniquely co-designed physiologies that internetwork with other plants using an underground fungus as an information conduit.1 This amazing and intricate system allows the plants to readily and effectively communicate as a community, like a natural...
  • The U.S. Already Has Cyprus-Style Taxes

    04/22/2013 6:32:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RCM ^ | 04/22/2013 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    When bailout negotiations among European finance officials and Cypress proposed seizing a portion of bank balances, an enormous outcry arose in many countries at the idea that people's savings could be confiscated by governments with essentially no warning. There have been whisperings in Europe recently that any future bailouts (Spain?) will also include such requirements. People should not be so shocked because wealth taxes or policies that act in a similar manner are much more common than they realize, even in the U.S. Wealth taxes are currently levied in Europe by France, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland, as well...
  • Former FBI Informant Recalls Infiltrating the Weather Underground

    04/09/2013 9:14:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Christopher Santarelli
    Andrew Wilkow’s show on TheBlaze TV Monday took a break from analyzing the usual Washington dysfunction to put the spotlight on a news story that has been out of the headlines for some time, but not forgotten. Through the late 1960s to early 198os members of the far-left organization The Weather Underground bombed banks and various government buildings, led jailbreaks, incited riots, committed arson, and ultimately attempted an armored car robbery that left two policemen and a security guard dead. Formed in 1969 with the goal of toppling the U.S. government, some of the defunct organization’s members now hold positions...
  • Why Is The US Building A Secret $100 Million Underground Facility Outside Tel Aviv?

    11/29/2012 11:28:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/12 | Robert Johnson
    Leave it to legendary Walter Pincus from the Washington Post to flesh out a Request for Proposal construction project planned for Israel called Site 911. The oddly named project will cost up to $100 million, take more than two years to complete, and can only be built by workers from specific countries with proper security clearances. Palestinians need not apply. When complete the well-guarded compound will have five levels buried underground and six additional outbuildings on the above grounds, within the perimeter. At about 127,000 square feet, the first three floors will house classrooms, an auditorium, and a laboratory —...
  • Loose Lips Sink Ships

    11/20/2012 9:08:58 PM PST · by Golfinsocal · 24 replies
    Personal Thoughts | 11/20/2012 | Golfinsocal
    So here we convene, to discuss our worries, concerns and solutions...but should our solutions be public forum? It's time of a underground movement, one worthy of being protected, entrusted, and earned. My Grandmother use to say; “fools names, and fools faces are found in public places!" I for one wear red white and blue with pride, I worship Jesus, and pledge allegiance to our flag...but the time has come for those of us who have wish insight and present foresight to heed the statement; "Lose Lips Sink Ships" I might be in the wrong, but one would think our Founding...
  • Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers

    11/18/2012 4:55:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday video
  • Construction of an Amazing Underground Hotel in Songjiang Begins

    11/18/2012 8:36:39 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 39 replies
    Amazing Planet ^ | 10/31/12 | James Holloway via Amazing Planet
    Some years ago, a British engineering firm Atkins proposed an extravagant design for a five-star hotel located deep within a 100-meter, abandoned and half flooded pit near the base of Tianmashan Mountain in the Songjiang District of Shanghai. Construction on the 19-story, 380-room Shimao Intercontinental Hotel finally is already underway. Initially the hotel was expected to be completed by May, 2009, but construction commenced only in March early this year. The innovative design of the luxury resort hotel stands two levels higher than the rock face of the 100 meter deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. Instead...
  • Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers

    11/17/2012 11:07:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 11/18/12 | http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162190#.UKiHZ2c51pk
    The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday. The video indicates the amount of effort and money that Hamas invested in its anti-Israel military infrastructure that is partly financed by foreign aid and transfers by Israel of taxes collected on behalf of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, which funnels part of the funds to Hamas. The Israeli Air Force has knocked out a number of the underground sites, but it is not known how many remain. Hamas has copied the Hizbullah tactic used in the 2006 Second Lebanon...
  • Michelle Obama: ’Back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad’

    09/24/2012 1:45:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 80 replies
    Front Porch Politics ^ | 9/24/12 | FPP
    Michelle Obama:’Back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad’Written on September 24, 2012 at 9:12 am by FPP **SNIP** Now, back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad, back when John Lewis was marching across that bridge in Selma, and Jim Clyburn was sitting in an Orangeburg jail, the injustices we faced were written in big, bold letters on the face of our laws. And while we may have had our differences over strategy, the battles we needed to fight were very clear.
  • Iran's Nuclear Materials Move Underground

    11/09/2011 7:29:04 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | November 9, 2011 | Chana Ya'ar
    Iran has begun to move its nuclear materials underground, further away from possible attack by Western powers, a new report by the United Nations has warned. The development further added to suspicions by Western intelligence agencies that Tehran is engaged in creating nuclear weapons of mass destruction – an activity that Israel has warned the world about for the past five years.
  • Iran Begins Moving Uranium Enrichment Machines To Underground Bunker

    08/22/2011 5:37:44 AM PDT · by edpc · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 22 Aug 2011 | Reuters
    Iran has started moving the machines that enrich uranium for nuclear fuel from its main atomic complex in the central city of Natanz to an underground bunker near the holy city of Qom, its top nuclear official was quoted as saying on Monday. "Transferring Natanz centrifuges to Fordow (near Qom) is under way with full observance of standards," Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani told state broadcaster IRIB, adding "Fordow's facilities are being prepared and some centrifuges have been transferred."
  • Iran unveils "ready" underground missile silos

    06/27/2011 12:53:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/27/11 | Staff
    Tehran, Iran - Iran on Monday unveiled underground missile silos for the first time as it kicked off 10 days of large-scale war games, the country's latest show of military force amid a standoff with the West over its disputed nuclear program. State TV broadcast footage of deep underground silos, claiming that medium- and long-range missiles stored in them are ready to launch in case of an attack on Iran. The sites are widely viewed as a strategic asset for Iran to launch a strike in the event of a U.S. or Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities. (Snip) An
  • An ex-Weather Underground radical on the Tucson shootings and political violence (Ayers pal)

    01/15/2011 8:21:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/11 | Mark Rudd
    An ex-Weather Underground radical on the Tucson shootings and political violenceBy Mark Rudd Sunday, January 16, 2011 In 1970, when I was 22 years old - the same age as Jared Loughner - I was a founder of the Weather Underground, an offshoot of the antiwar group Students for a Democratic Society. That spring, a small contingent of the Weathermen, as we were known, planned to plant three pipe bombs at a noncommissioned officers' dance at Fort Dix, N.J. Our intention was to remind our fellow Americans that our country was dropping napalm and other explosives on Vietnam, killing hundreds...
  • Just Back From the Dummie Dump

    09/24/2010 8:22:06 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    self | Sept. 24, 2010 | swampsniper
    Just spent some time at Dummieland. I was curious about their response to the DOJ scandal.They aren't talking about it much, the few posts I found brushed it off like it wouldn't stick. I doubt most of them even know much about it and those who do are in denial.Things should really get interesting when reality drops all over them!
  • AT HOME WITH: Bernadine Dohrn; Same Passion, New Tactics (1993)

    08/08/2010 8:34:36 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 18, 1993 | Susan Chirah
    During the drive home from her office in a battered black Dodge Caravan, she talked easily and passionately of her work and her life... Once home, she emptied the dishwasher and hit the phone to track down her sons. Two of the boys were happy to stay where they were, at the house of friends, but she needed to pick up the 16-year-old... Their sons talk about their years on the run in the manner of any child reciting a well-worn family story ("I was born underground and I was called Z . . ."). But for a real-life taste...
  • Russians Interested In Tea Party Movement

    01/31/2010 5:30:55 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 25 replies · 588+ views
    January 31. 2010 | Ronbo
    Interesting development - I've received several Emails from Russians who are inspired by the ongoing Tea Party movement in the USA, and are apparently attempting to adopt the model of "Leaderless Resistance" to overthrow the Putin Regime. Why me? It would appear they have become fans of my blog "The Freedom Fighter's Journal" at http://ronbosoldier.blogspot.com There's a bit of a language problem here, since these folks don't read or write English very well and I don't speak Russian at all, so the exchange of ideas are a little difficult. I'm in the process of finding translation software. My take is...
  • Judge Gives Miller 30 Days to Transfer Daughter to Former Lesbian Lover or Face Arrest

    01/29/2010 11:13:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 125 replies · 2,250+ views
    Life Site News ^ | RUTLAND, VERMONT, January 28, 2010 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Friday January 29, 2010 Judge Gives Miller 30 Days to Transfer Daughter to Former Lesbian Lover or Face Arrest By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanRUTLAND, VERMONT, January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Ex-Lesbian Lisa Miller has been given 30 days to transfer custody of her daughter to her former lesbian partner, or possibly face criminal penalties.Although Vermont Judge Richard Cohen has so far refused to issue an arrest warrant for Miller, he has set a deadline of February 23rd for the transfer to take place.If Miller does not appear during that time, Cohen said on January 22, "I will consider all possible...
  • Home Under the Range (Underground Town In the Outback)

    12/30/2009 11:30:51 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 1,128+ views
    Gluckman.com ^ | ? | Ron Gluckman
    WAY OUT IN AUSTRALIA'S OUTBACK, where the lakes are salty and the beer is warm, men with big arms and funny hats cook kangaroo and crocodile. River races are run in bottomless boats by louts scurrying Flintstone-style over dry bedrock. One can easily grow jaded on the outback oddities, until arriving with a jolt in Coober Pedy, the underground town. Marlon Hodges, of Alice Springs, recalls passing through a decade ago. "It was right after they filmed the second Mad Max there. We stepped off the bus, and everyone in town had a huge mohawk. It was bizarre, all these...
  • Syria Goes Deep

    11/10/2009 2:11:47 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 603+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/10/2009 | The Strategy Page
    For the last five years, satellite photos have shown continuing constructing of an underground bunker complex north of Damascus, Syria, This is believed to be the control center for the national air defense system. Progress has been slow because Syria is broke and unable to pay for the new missile systems that that the people in this underground complex would control. Earlier this year, Russia suspended its program to upgrade Syria's MiG-31 fighters. In 2007, Russia and Syria signed an agreement by which Russia would provide the country with seven MiG-31 aircraft, as well as equipment and services to upgrade...
  • Andersen Book Blows Ayers' Cover on 'Dreams' [OH MY GOD - CASHILL PWNS OBAMA & AYERS!!!]

    09/23/2009 7:06:54 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 251 replies · 10,361+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Thursday, September 23, 2009, 7:30 PM | Jack Cashill
    In his new book, "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," Best-selling celebrity journalist, Christopher Andersen, has blown a huge hole in the Obama genius myth without intending to do so. Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published -- just as I had envisioned it in my articles on the authorship of Dreams.  With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers." To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members. Andersen writes, "These...
  • Metro Dig at Tysons Stirs Underground Intrigue (Cutting "black" wires)

    06/01/2009 7:10:19 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 14 replies · 2,115+ views
    The Washington Compost | 5/31/09 | Amy Gardner
    This part happens all the time: A construction crew putting up an office building in the heart of Tysons Corner a few years ago hit a fiber optic cable no one knew was there. This part doesn't: Within moments, three black sport-utility vehicles drove up, a half-dozen men in suits jumped out and one said, "You just hit our line." Whose line, you may ask? The guys in suits didn't say, recalled Aaron Georgelas, whose company, the Georgelas Group, was developing the Greensboro Corporate Center on Spring Hill Road. But Georgelas assumed that he was dealing with the federal government...
  • Breaking (Bad) News for Ed Profs Ayers and Dohrn

    03/11/2009 6:17:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 202 replies · 14,472+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/11/2009 | Candace de Russy
    The following just in from Nancy at familysecuritymatters.org (read to the end for word of a new report concerning a "new SDS" on campuses): In a sensational letter to be released at a March 12 National Press Club news conference, the San Francisco Police Officers Association (SFPOA) tells Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival, Inc., and FamilySecurityMatters.org contributing editor, that evidence in the 1970 bombing murder of a San Francisco police officer points to Weather Underground members Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, two associates of President Barack Obama. The letter will be made public at a news event that will feature a...
  • FBI infiltrator of the Weather Underground on YGC Radio tonight!

    12/17/2008 10:13:46 AM PST · by Gator_that_eats_Dems · 9 replies · 789+ views
    Larry Grathwohl, former FBI informant that infiltrated and busted Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground, will be on the show tonight at 11:30pm EST to talk about his experience and take your calls. Tune in!
  • Derinkuyu, the mysterious underground city of Turkey

    12/15/2008 9:37:10 AM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 2,626+ views
    Corner Mystery ^ | 11 Dec 2008 | CM
    In 1963, an inhabitant of Derinkuyu (in the region of Cappadocia, central Anatolia, Turkey), knocking down a wall of his house cave, discovered amazed that behind it was a mysterious room that he had never seen, and this led him room to another and another and another to it ... By chance he had discovered the underground city of Derinkuyu, whose first level could be excavated by the Hittites around 1400 BC Archaeologists began to explore this fascinating underground city abandoned. It managed to forty meters deep, but is believed to have a fund of up to 85 meters. At...
  • Clones, Synthetics, Organic Robotoids And Doubles

    11/29/2008 9:17:28 AM PST · by Fennie · 11 replies · 668+ views
    Scientists working in secret got serious about cloning in the early 1960's. Abortions began to be performed wholesale at this time to provide fetal tissue for their cloning work. The young generation of Americans are asking, When will cloning of people take place. The answer is that it already has long ago. An article written by Andrew Kimbrell that was placed in many leading daily papers across the U.S. is quite revealing. He comes right up to almost telling people what has been going on.
  • When Nightmares Come True - Human Cloning

    11/21/2008 10:10:17 AM PST · by Fennie · 13 replies · 921+ views
    The Alien Jigsaw ^ | By Katharina Wilson
    In July of 1993, I found myself standing outside at nigth near the entrance to an underground base that was situated inside a mountain. I saw official-looking people and some military personell. A Blonde being with dark brown eyes said to me: "Your Government is performing human cloning experiments. Men and women are being cloned and experimented on. When the experiments are over the clones are used for prostitution by the scientists, the government people, and the military personnel.
  • Barack Obama's Close Encounter with the Weather Underground [1981 NYC]

    10/29/2008 8:04:54 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 9 replies · 2,773+ views
    ZT ^ | 2008-10-27 | ZT, quickjustice, Irene NYC, Toasty, and Chicken Kiev
    Barack Obama's Close Encounter with the Weather Underground Did the presidential candidate and the revolutionary terror group cross paths at a violent 1981 anti-Apartheid protest? Barack Obama would have you believe that the bombings by the radical domestic terrorists known as The Weather Underground were something that happened "when I was eight years old" and with which he had absolutely no connection. And while it is true that their bombings started when Obama was eight years old, they actually continued until he was twenty years old. And, incredibly, the life of Barack Obama and the terror campaign of the Weather...
  • Bullets from the Underground (NY Brink's Murders 1981)

    10/11/2008 8:05:53 PM PDT · by red flanker · 32 replies · 1,105+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | November 2, 1981 | Claudia Wallis
    A bloody robbery attempt brings a roundup of '60s fugitives The armored Brink's truck pulled up to the Nanuet National Bank near suburban Nyack, N. Y., shortly before 4 p.m. and two guards began loading $1.6 million in cash. Suddenly three armed men in ski masks jumped out of a red van and opened fire. One guard was killed instantly and the other critically wounded. The three bandits and an accomplice dashed off with the loot. "They didn't even ask them to hand over the money," declared an incredulous witness. "They just blasted away." The robbers changed conveyances at a...
  • Democratic Underground Copies My Post, Then Censors Me

    10/09/2008 12:00:56 PM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 29 replies · 980+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 10/09/2008 | Doug Ragan
    I would like some assistance. Some thugs decided to paste part of my post to Obama in their forum. So I registered to say thanks and ask why no one bothered to answer. They of course insulted me. Then they deleted my post asking them why they insulted me. The link to their forum is in the comments section of the post they copied. I vote for a bombardment of their forum until they realize that if they steal my material, they aren't allowed to censor me. Please check out the post, then register on their forum and tell them...
  • Communiqué #1 From The Weatherman Underground

    10/05/2008 1:55:39 PM PDT · by 21twelve · 38 replies · 1,649+ views
    American Daughter ^ | May 21, 1970 | The Berkeley Tribe (Bernardine Dohrn)
    Communiqué #1 From The Weatherman Underground From /The Berkeley Tribe/, May 21, 1970. The Red Mountain Tribe. Hello. This is Bernardine Dohrn. I'm going to read A DECLARATION OF A STATE OF WAR. This is the first communication from the Weatherman underground. All over the world, people fighting Amerikan imperialism look to Amerika's youth to use our strategic position behind enemy lines to join forces in the destruction of the empire. Black people have been fighting almost alone for years. We've known that our job is to lead white kids into armed revolution. We never intended to spend the next...
  • Funny Thing about Democratic Underground

    09/10/2008 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Shenandoah · 81 replies · 346+ views
    9-10-08 | Shenandoah
    I was just over on the Democratic Underground site to see what they might be saying about Sarah Paulin, and I noticed something very peculiar about the people who post there - they don't post complete thoughts. I went through thread after thread, and they were all alike. I had logged on there hoping to read some provocative commentary and to get a feel for what hard-core leftists are thinking, but I couldn't find any posts of any substance - no insightful or well-thought out comments. For the most part, people there just type a little blurb in the heading...
  • Greta says Obama isn't being straight about Ayers

    08/26/2008 8:58:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 165 replies · 830+ views
    Greta says there's new information on the relationship between Obama and William Ayers. Is this something new? She called it breaking news?
  • McCain Prepares Rezko Ad; Wright "Now Fair Game"; GOP 527 Attacks

    08/21/2008 1:55:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 108 replies · 753+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Thursday, August 21, 2008 | Marc Ambinder
    Sen. John McCain's campaign is finishing a hard-hitting television ad highlighting Barack Obama 's ties to shady Chicago land dealer Tony Rezko, the one-time Obama patron who was convicted earlier this summer of fraud. A campaign official said that the decision to Go Rezko was Obama's. "He's opened the door to this," the official said. The ad will be released to network news divisions in time for their broadcasts tonight. Though McCain is widely perceived to to drawn first blood by attacking Obama's character, the official said that the difference between Obama's mocking McCain for his wealth and his shaky...
  • China's Seven Sorrows (torture of Catholics)

    09/26/2007 4:35:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 64+ views
    Zenit ^ | September 25, 2007
    ROME, SEPT. 25, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Violations of human rights and religious freedom continue to be widespread in China, says the author of a book on the Asian country. Mark Miravalle, a professor of theology and Mariology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, traveled to China last summer and saw firsthand the daily struggles of the people and the faithful in the country. In this interview with ZENIT, he talks about his book "The Seven Sorrows of China" (Queenship Publications), and some of the testimonies from underground Church clergy, religious and laity, as well as a confidential interview with an underground...
  • 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...
  • Huge Underground "Ocean" Found Beneath Asia

    02/27/2007 3:16:42 PM PST · by blam · 122 replies · 2,965+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 2-27-2007 | Richard A Lovett
    Huge Underground "Ocean" Found Beneath Asia Richard A. Lovett for National Geographic News February 27, 2007 A giant blob of water the size of the Arctic Ocean has been discovered hundreds of miles beneath eastern Asia, scientists report. Researchers found the underground "ocean" while scanning seismic waves as they passed through Earth's interior. But nobody will be exploring this sea by submarine. The water is locked in moisture-containing rocks 400 to 800 miles (700 to 1,400 kilometers) beneath the surface. "I've gotten all sorts of emails asking if this is the water that burst out in Noah's flood," said the...
  • Columbia Defends Its Nazi Links: "Everyone Was Doing It"

    12/11/2006 6:27:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 51 replies · 2,138+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 12-11-06
    NEW YORK — Columbia University is coming under increasing criticism over revelations that it built friendly relations with Nazi Germany in the 1930's. Now Columbia's provost is firing back – but he may have shot himself in the foot. The controversy began last month when the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies publicized research by one of its scholars, Professor Stephen Norwood of the University of Oklahoma, revealing a series of steps taken by Columbia president Nicholas Murray Butler during 1933-1937 to forge ties with the Hitler regime. After first trying to avoid the issue, Columbia officials are now...
  • Underground Passages Reveal Power Struggle In Ancient Han Capital

    11/01/2006 3:21:44 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 401+ views
    Peoples Daily - Xinhua ^ | 11-1-2006 | Xinhua
    Underground passages reveal power struggle in ancient Han capital Chinese archaeologists said underground passages in the ruins of an ancient Chinese capital near Xi'an might have been dug during complex power struggles in the Han Dynasty 2,200 years ago. "The underground passages are the first ever discovered in the ruins of an ancient Chinese capital," said Liu Qingzhu, a researcher with the Chinese Institute of Archaeology in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). "The tunnels were mostly discovered under the palaces where the royal women lived, including the emperor's mother, the empress and the emperor's concubines," Liu said. Historical...
  • Secret Service pays a visit to DU.

    10/26/2006 7:24:44 PM PDT · by Arcy · 148 replies · 6,095+ views
    10-26-06
    In a posting by the #1 idiot (David Allen - AKA Skinner) over at Dark Underworld, he advises his fellow kool-aid drinkers that they have had two inquiries by the Secret Service earlier today. As someone who occasionally strolls by their web site for a few gut-busting laughs, I'm not suprised comments on their site would arouse the attention of the boys in black. Here's a snip from his post to their members...In the five-plus years since Democratic Underground was started, we have had legal issues arise on a fairly regular basis (Not surprising). When that happens, we almost never...
  • "Red Alert for N(uke) Test" [Hint: MORE Important Than Foley]

    10/06/2006 10:24:04 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 95 replies · 2,127+ views
    Herald Sun, Australia (2 hours ago) ^ | 6 October 2006 | Herald Sun, Australia (2 hours ago)
    TOKYO - Japan is ready for North Korea to carry out its threatened nuclear test as soon as this weekend, officials said yesterday. Japanese Vice-Foreign Minister Shotaro Yachi, on a visit to Washington, said Pyongyang's resolve to test its first atom bomb should not be underestimated. "We discussed the possibility that the test would occur this weekend," Mr Yachi said after talks with US Deputy National Security Adviser Jack Crouch. North Korea issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would test a nuclear bomb, dramatically raising the stakes in its standoff with the US on its quest for atomic weapons....
  • North Korea 'Determined To Carry Out Underground Test'

    09/09/2006 6:02:04 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 812+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-10-2006 | Sergy Soukhorukov
    North Korea 'determined to carry out underground test' By Sergey Soukhorukov in Pyongyang (Filed: 10/09/2006) Russian diplomats believe it is now "highly probable" that North Korea will officially join the nuclear club by carrying out its first underground test of an atomic device. Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader, is said to have made clear his intention to explode a device during recent talks with Russian and Chinese officials in Pyongyang. Although he was pressed to resume six-party talks over his nuclear programme, the Russians concluded that he was serious in his desire to demonstrate that his scientists have...
  • S. Korea: Government on Alert to Monitor Signs of N. Korean Nuclear Test '24 Hours a Day'

    08/19/2006 10:37:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 2,701+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/20/06 | Kim Kwi-geun, Lee Kwi-won
    /begin my translationGovernment on Alert to Monitor Signs of N. Korean Nuclear Test '24 Hours a Day' A military monitoring team dispatched to the Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral ResourcesA few additional monitoring stations set up and in operation along DMZ(Seoul = Yonhap News) Kim Kwi-geun, Lee Kwi-won correspondent =The government and military authorities went into all-out monitoring of N. Korean nuclear test because the chance of N. Korea going ahead with the test shot up after N. Korea launched missiles on July 5, and UN passed resolution against N. Korea. A government source said in Aug. 20, "6-party talks on N. Korean nuke is still in deadlock. After the...
  • **Japanese TV Video re: N. Korean Preparations for Nuke Test (Streaming)**

    08/19/2006 8:47:05 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 50 replies · 1,542+ views
    NNN TV Network (Japanese) Streaming Video ^ | 19 August 2006 | NNN TV NETWORK (Tokyo)
    http://meta.cdn.yahoo-streaming.jp/cgi-bin/yahoo/news.asx?cid=20060819-00000016-nnn-int-movie-000&media=wm300kNOTE: THIS LINK TO THE NNN SITE WILL BE GOOD FOR NO MORE THAN 24 HOURS
  • N. Korean Authorities Urge Civilians to Evacuate Near Site of Possible Nuke Test (Breaking)

    08/18/2006 7:46:33 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 593 replies · 15,102+ views
    Headline News Yahooo Japan (in Japanese) JIJI PRESS ^ | 19 August 2006 | JIJI Press, quoting Joongang Ilbo Daily
    Reports from Seoul Korea, (daily newspaper Joongang Ilbo in Seoul) via the Japanese Jiji press agency, that South Korean intelligence has intercepted radio messages/communications in North Korea, which were aired last month, to civilians in the Kilju County, Northern Hamgyeong Province area of northeastern D.P.R.K., to evacuate.The source in the South Korean government said "our interpretation is that following North Korea's underground nuclear blast test, they wish to head off any escape of radiation that would be a threat to the nearby civilian population and are evacuating as such."
  • Whatever Became of the SDS?

    08/08/2006 6:59:50 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 20 replies · 2,010+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 8, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    The press release announcing their first national convention in over 37 years read, “When SDS [Students for a Democratic Society ] splintered at its national convention in Chicago in 1969 it was the most influential and powerful organization of student activists in the U.S.,” the organization said. “Thirty-seven years later, once again in Chicago, a new generation of SDS, with new ideas and a fresh sense of urgency and moral outrage, is poised to facilitate the growth of the re-emergent student movement.” The SDS was the spawning ground of some professors who have long since been tenured. Before it went...