Friday, July 21, 2017

Ancient Rome: Anthem and symbolic musical perceptions




National Anthem of Roman Empire (Instrumental)

National Anthems of the World

(The Roman Empire didn't have official national flag and anthem)

In spite of the purported lack of musical originality on the part of the Romans, they did enjoy music greatly and used it for many activities.







Imperium Romanum (509 a.c - 1453)

Aerilmellon

Fictitious flag and fictitious anthem (Roll Tide by Hans Zimmer)

In Latin, "Imperium Romanum" means "Roman power."






Gladiator Soundtrack: "The Might of Rome"

A. M. Goudarzi

Gladiator (Latin pronunciation: [glaːdiatọɾ]) is a 2000 historical epic film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays the loyal Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when the Emperor's ambitious son, Commodus, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor.

Released in the United States on May 5, 2000, Gladiator was a box office success, receiving positive reviews, and was credited with briefly reviving the historical epic. The film was nominated for and won multiple awards, particularly five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture. Although there have been talks of both a prequel and sequel, as of 2012, no production has begun.

Gladiator is the original soundtrack of the 2000 film of the same name. The original score and songs were composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard and was released in 2000, entitled Gladiator: Music From the Motion Picture. The Lyndhurst Orchestra performing the score was conducted by Gavin Greenaway.

The album won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and was also nominated for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Score ("Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music").

The Oscar-nominated score was composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, and conducted by Gavin Greenaway. Lisa Gerrard's vocals are similar to her own work on The Insider score.


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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Is there a such thing as anti-Italian/Greek/Slavic/etc bigotry in America or the world today?




I would argue YES. It has become ever increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that "we" (Southeastern European Americans?) don't fit into the plans of the new ruling class coalition. They don't even want "us" as front people for them! The Obama administration actually had numerous people working for them with clear ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. I guess they may as well..... they sure don't want us around!! When they want more "diversity," we're not part of that plan either! The simple truth is that they, even in the larger coalition, do not like us as a general rule. They hate our culture.

I would take this one step further. Many on "the right" refer to the politically correct status quo university professors as "Marxist Professors." Actually, they're Globalist professors. Every few weeks, one of these mostly Anglo male professors makes some grand announcement of his disdain for "the white race," "Western Civilization," "Christianity," etc. Where did Western Civilization come from anyway? Greece and Rome! Also, aren't "we" dragged down with no place to go within this hostile environment? I mean... how are "we" supposed to respond? We're NOT expected to respond! We're nothing to them!

Almost down to the last one of these so-called Marxist professors, judges, politicians, etc..... they espouse their belief in Globalization; not a nickname, but a distinct politic. In other words, they believe in Global, borderless rootless, predatory, anti-labor, monopoly capitalism. I would argue that these people are not "Marxist" at all, but the rise of a new far right class. These days they're very angry because the Wall Street endless war machine didn't get their hand-picked candidate into the presidency. We're reminded of that fact every day as a mere six corporations--which make up over 90% of the mainstream media (25,000 different pieces of media), making up the Council on Foreign Relations--are packed solid with financial and manufacturing war profiteering interests!

"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference." -- Ralph Nader

They want things to go their way every time, even to the point where they stick trained stooges into positions of power whom they will then project as individuals who cannot be criticized. The modern leadership of both parties are both part and parcel of this far right Globalist endeavor. Just because they hate Christianity or Western Civilization doesn't make them "on the left." This is a new brand of far right, monopoly capitalist, anti-labor politic. Trump has led a civil war of sorts; the paleo-right vs. the Globalist right.

These are people whom I call "the anti-labor left." They're the people who, for example, made the arrangements which traded away the labor movement for the gay movement. The corporate supremacists at the very top have eliminated entire societies for financial gain in the third world with one hand.. and use the other hand to slander people with the word "Racist." A gigantic horde of mixed race people are swarming all over Europe and committing mass MASS rape, including old ladies, pregnant women, little girls, and even literally infants... is that "racist" too?

Donald Trump is an undisciplined egomaniac who has at least pretended to be anti-Globalist. At least, for example, on his second day in office he met with American labor union representatives--who had never even seen the inside of the White House--and afterward he threw out the far right Corporatist-Globalist and extreme anti-labor Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Globalists hate him so much to the point of hysteria! For example, they're pretending to be up in arms over the "travel ban"; however these media monopolies had been proponents of what I call the "medicine ban" against Iraq, in which a million Iraqis (mostly children) died as a result. That murderous "ban" was okay.

Another example, Trump's infantile but secretly recorded comment about how he likes to grope women. Hillary Clinton was recorded laughing because her then client--accused of sodomy rape against a 12-year old girl--was exonerated after he passed a lie-detector test... despite the fact that she stated that she knew that he was guilty. ............ Bernie Sanders wrote an essay once about how he believes that every woman privately fantasizes about being raped by three men at the same time. It seems to me that the latter two comments were much worse offenses... don't you think?

These types of slanted examples are too many to list. Trump signs an executive order to have an oil pipeline through an Indian reservation... big news! Obama signs an execute order handing over millions acres of Navajo sacred lands over to the mining companies.... even worse, but not newsworthy. The Navajos are fighting, but CNN is not covering. I don't believe in any executive orders, eminent domain laws, or infringement on reservation territory; however, this is not honest news reporting. What about all of the war mongering by Obama and Hillary Clinton? What about their actions in Libya?

I suppose one thing that could be said of Gaddafi is that he had constructed one of the greatest socialist projects in history; a massive water infrastructure bringing free water to his people from deep underneath the Sahara desert. If Obama and Hillary are who they claim to be, why did they bomb and destroy that? It goes on and on; Trump was calling for gay marriage when Obama and Hillary were against it. They're further to the right than he is I think! They were nothing but shills for the international corporations and the Wall Street war machine.

Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in 2014, which clearly stipulates that the government/military has authorization to abduct any American citizen for any or no reason, detain them for any length of time without legal representation, and without informing anyone of their status. They're also authorized with the power to torture and/or murder them.. all outside of the judicial system... and without ever being compelled to inform anyone of this. Now really... what if Trump had signed NDAA?

Trump is just a deflection; a way of consummating the fact that the protestors are no longer anti-war or anti-Globalization. A good example of this is the actor Martin Sheen--an outspoken anti-war activist until the start of 2009--who then declared that anyone who dares criticize President Obama is a "racist"... and dropped his anti-war activism during Obama's eight year warmongering reign. It's an open secret that the war profiteers paid off Hollywood to not only produce pro-war propaganda films, but to institute an unwritten gag order to the charmed circle of Hollywood against any criticism of all of these wars for profit... under penalty of what has been referred to as "economic discipline."

Digressing back to the original point. The extreme and normalized anti-white politic on university campuses, in which a heterosexual white Christian male is pronounced as the ultimate expression of evil, is deceptive. While the vast majority of these professors espouse this concept, they also espouse that supernational economic and financial entities controlled by white males should be given free reign to plunder, pollute, and control the entire globe! The leadership and/or ownership of all of these Globalist entities, cooperatives, and think tanks are not of any one particular background; however, the basic flavor is clearly of three main financial root sources: The Vatican, the British Royal Family, and the Rothschild/Goldman Sachs interests.

A few weeks ago Justin Gest, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, made the following quote about the "white working class." You know... people like us. Now think, is this really the angry anti-Trump left; or is it really a far right wing, anti-labor, anti-small business, socio-economic and anti-white ethnic bigot? I would argue that it's the later. We have no friend in either of these two parties; they're just two arms of the same Globalist monster that hates us. Every few weeks, one of these trained apes comes out with a comment such as this.

"The only way of addressing their plight is a form of political hospice care,” Gest said. “These are communities that are on the paths to death. And the question is: How can we make that as comfortable as possible?"

This isn't a joke. This is, in large part, an open ethnic and cultural discrimination--against the descendants of immigrants from Slavic countries, Greece, Italy, Rumania, Hungary, etc... whom they can openly attack without actually naming us. This comment was actually one of the tamer ones; most are more vicious. I mean, what do they expect us to do? Well for starters, they probably don't figure that we have any rights at all. One hundred years ago those of this pathology at least called us out by name.

The overwhelming majority of those in authority who hate us are either "Anglo" or Jewish; while other like-minded individuals of other races in some form of authority are usually put up to it and seldom dislike us in particular.. at least in America. All you have to do is look around; we're not truly part of the new America. The mainstream projects mostly negativity against us and our culture. How often do you see anyone in an important post with an Italian, Greek, Polish, or Hungarian name? Very few. Only in the military perhaps. Their "diversity" doesn't even include us either. These Globalists are trying to destroy our ancestral countries as well. Wake up.. this new ruling class hates us!

“Abolish the White Race – By Any Means Necessary. The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the White race. So long as the White race exists, all movements against racism are doomed to fail. Treason to Whiteness is loyalty to humanity.”

"We’ll keep bashing the dead White males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as the White race is destroyed. Not deconstructed, but destroyed.”

“The goal of abolishing the White race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed White supremacists.”We’ll keep bashing the dead White males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as the White race is destroyed. Not deconstructed, but destroyed.”

“The goal of abolishing the White race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed White supremacists.”

-- Noel Ignatiev, Harvard Professor

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"How easily any sense of humanity of civilization slips away from their face, leaving only the beast. This beast has many faces and names. Sometimes they are called Germans, Poles, Croatians, Ukrainians… While at other times they became the Church, the Red Cross, or Prime Ministers, Kings, Fuhrer. These are people of ultimate evil as the beast stays just below the surface, ready to savage.. The planet would be well rid of the European predator. Perhaps we will be fortunate to live in such interesting times (an old Chinese curse), to see the decline and disappearance of the graveyard called Europe."

-- Emmanuel Winston, Gamla News 



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 "The white race is the cancer of human history."

-- Susan Sontag, cultural icon



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"The Greek people are anarchic and difficult to tame. For this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: Perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East."

-- Henry Kissenger, Oikonomikos Tachydromos Magazine (Aug. l997), Kissinger while addressing a group of Washington, D.C. businessmen in Sept.1974



These same Globalist interests, always looking to prey on a people's weakness, created "Feminism." Feminism is not feminine, but an attempt to adopt masculine traits for women. I remember growing up, those strong Italian or Croatian women who would just look at you when you did something stupid. They usually didn't even have to say anything, and we knew what they meant. They were extremely powerful figures of class and morality. Why aren't those "traditional" women put up as an example of something to be aspired to? It's the biggest joke in the world.. those mostly Anglo and Jewish Feminists hate us and our culture.. PERIOD, END OF STORY!! It should be said that they preyed on our weaknesses... but they did it in order to destroy us. It would be interesting to see someone prey on their many weaknesses for a change.

These rabbit holes go very deep. Over 60 million Russians and Ukrainians were mass murdered between 1919 and 1940! The greatest killing spree in the history of the world. Who was responsible? It's goes on and on. 95% of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade occurred between African Chieftains, Jewish-owned shipping companies, and buyers in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of the New World. Soo.. that's supposed to somehow be our fault?

Whatever happened to the good ole days when, even if you had some sort've issue with your family, if someone attacked your family... all bets were off!? I'm tired of bowing down to these people.. they hate us! Even if you thought that changes were/are needed... would you want your sworn enemy to make those decisions for you? Lastly, to our enemies... NAME US BY NAME from now on! We need to come out've denial about some of these things. I remember growing up in San Francisco amidst old world Italians, Slavs, etc., along with people who believed that every person on the face of the earth was the product of a rape. They hated us then, and they hate us even more now. I don't give a damn about Trump.. but how about taking our own side for a change?

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Opening battle scence from 'Gladiator' - A devastating fighting force




Gladiator- Opening Scene.avi

Michael M


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I think this scene gives some glimpse of how effective the Roman army could be. There was the equivalent of howitzers and air strikes. Also, when we think of both thrusting and hacking swords, arrows, oil-fire bomb projectiles, and those big arrows that are fired from a cranked up mechanism... I mean, I'd rather just take a bullet! Lastly, the sheer bravery of all ancient warriors to engage in this type of wicked combat.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturnia Rising from the Sea - 'Documentary Italy's Mystery Mountains 2014' (Alps, Dolomites, Apennines)




Documentary Italy's Mystery Mountains 2014

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Italy's Mystery Mountains explores the fascinating geologic story of Italy, the land known for its fabulous art, fantastic food, opera, the dolce vita, and so much more. What's less known about Italy is the diversity and turbulence of the geology behind all of this abundance: the continuously erupting volcanoes, the violent earthquakes, the clash of mighty tectonic plates, and the rising of the mountains from which Michelangelo sourced his famous marbles.

Italy's Mystery Mountains ties the country's rich artistic culture to its turbulent geologic story, following two international teams of geologists determined to resolve a hotly debated issue: are the Apennines still alive and growing in the north? With the answer to this question the fascinating story of the Italian peninsula will fall into place and geologists may better understand where future earthquakes might strike this highly unstable land.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Socio-Enonomic Tsunami: The chain reaction to Silicon Valley will fan out 100 miles in every direction




Million Dollar Shack: Trapped in Silicon Valley's Housing Bubble

Michelle Joyce

Our family has been priced out! Has the Bay Area gone crazy? Real estate prices have doubled in the last few years, a tent in the backyard can rent for $900/month, foreign investors are driving up prices, evictions and rent hikes are everywhere, people are commuting longer than ever, the middle class is disappearing, empty investment homes are everywhere, and locals are leaving in record numbers. The worst part? Some people are calling it "progress".

#MillionDollarShack

http://milliondollarshack.com/


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Ruthless capitalists in sandals; new social despots, pretending to worship Gaia

The Silicon Valley elite may call themselves "Democrats," and they may even provide for a transgender-friendly workplace and think it's cute to have a copy of the Humanist Manifesto on the table. In reality, they're the enablers of perhaps the most ruthless brand of cut-throat capitalism... maybe ever. When they support constructing small housing units for the poor and lower middle class, all they're doing is investing in a handful of people who will perform the duties of the low-wage servant class. Being a "Silicon Valley Democrat" is like a veterinarian reasssuring an animal before putting it to sleep. The sort've people who suddenly quit the anti-war movement for eight years. Even oppressive colonial powers or robber barons of the past usually didn't actually purge the native population as is happening in Silicon Valley. Also, unlike group-interest takeovers of the past, these people didn't even bring the technology with them! It's more like joining a big raid.... economic jihadists!

Some of the people who left comments on this video were very critical of Ken, the very successful real estate agent, and his openness about the need to get the local population out've the way. I have a begrudging respect for Ken, who was at least honest about his position, as opposed to so many feigning ignorance. Thank you Ken. Ken is a metaphorical "savage," engaging in a type of modern evolutionary struggle. I still disagree that just because someone has one marketable skill set, that it doesn't necessarily or automatically mean that they have a high IQ. I know that, despite fifty years of work by zero-grown activists, the South Bay will morph into a new Los Angeles before our very eyes in the coming years. Real estate developers, working hand-in-glove with a swarm of incoming contractors, are just salivating over the beautiful and tranquil Santa Cruz Mountains; and by hook-or-crook, they're going to get it. They won't even need to import the wood! If you have the necessary funds to invest, starting a lumber company in Silicon Valley would probably be a good idea right now. Then you'll be ready ahead of time to strike when the iron is hot.

I still don't get it. I thought the move in modern technology had been shifting to small and pragmatic? Why do all of these IT corporations need to be in one place anyway? Especially since we can so cheaply, easily, and instantaneously communicate via any corner of the globe at any time. Wouldn't it have made more sense to, for example, simply build or build up perhaps a dozen new American cities all over the country in largely rural areas? These corporations are planning to construct massive mile long domed buildings, to hold upwards of 100,000 workers, to dot the landscape with. Of course, they will place a few modern art masterpieces with some grass and a tree outside... pretending to serve Gaia. Personally, I would rather that we save our collective arrogance for the travel and colonization of space. Perhaps colonize Alpha Centauri, where a domed city might make sense... as opposed to scaring the sacred gift of our earth's landscape with giant hideous buildings (not referring to city skylines which have their own place and scale). The Silicon Valley top brass will bring most of the many highly-paid IT workers to heel soon enough... then perhaps these newly descended workers can tell everyone more about "progress"... or maybe they will just go back home. What about our home?

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Europe under siege - Now just a way of life




What Pisses Me Off About The Ariana Grande Terrorist Attack

Stefan Monlyneux



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In 2016, an estimated 360,000 Libyans have crossed into Italy; the vast majority have continued on into northern Europe... and this has not ceased. This is only a part of the subject which had led to several years now of, for example, news report after news report of pregnant women and very young infants being raped by Muslim migrants in Germany.... and a lot of other occurrences and crime statistics which would be difficult for most to believe. There has been very little backlash to this, as one might expect if this had occurred in the United States. This is the condition because certain powerful forces have engineered it to be this way.

Islam is the traditional enemy of our people. This is entirely different than war between nations, a short-term enemy, or soft cultural conflict. When a Moroccan runs up some steps and starts pounding a two-thousand years old nude female Roman statue with a hammer... I believe that it's a culture war... and really, a race war. Our time is up.... they want the world now... and why not? They have a couple of billion people now, and are entirely untroubled by guilt or shame. When thousands of Sub-Saharan Africans are shot and thrown into pits, that's a race war! Black Africans are not, however, the prize. WE.. are the prize! They're coming for us, not anyone else.

Muslims have shown virtually no interest in migrating into Latin America or the Far East; only marginally so in Sub-Saharan Africa and India... mostly due to close proximity. They want Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia. There's much more to the means and methods of this planned takeover; but I think they're simply coming out... they want the world! The current demographics of the United States produces a few tough guys, but in reality the Muslims are tougher... in the mind. The success of Islam is all the vicarious satisfaction that they require. Many of their leaders in Europe speak very openly about taking over in numbers as well as culturally.


A Sub-Saharan migrant is led off for execution in Libya 2012
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Candoni wines - From Udine to Atlanta




Candoni Wines Harvest

antonio dore

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The Candoni De Zan family is from the province of Udine in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, or as I like to say the Tri-Veneto region including the Veneto. The Candoni headquarters in America is located in Atlanta.

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Candoni De Zan Wines

Candoni De Zan Family (YouTube)

Candoni De Zan history in wine making







Candoni Wines Harvest 2013

Candoni De Zan Family







Candoni Wines with Caterina Candoni and Women in Business Radio Michele Price

Candoni De Zan Family

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cassini-Huygens now moving though Saturn's rings




'Cosmic Speck: See Earth Through Saturn's Rings in Amazing Cassini Photo'

Sarah Lewin - space.com - April 21, 2017

 The Cassini spacecraft spotted Earth as a bright speck (and the moon as a smaller speck) between Saturn's broad rings as the craft prepares for its final dive into the ringed planet's atmosphere.

Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) from Earth the night of April 12-13 when it snapped this photo, which shows Earth — and the even tinier moon, a faint dot to its left — framed between the icy rings of Saturn. At the time the photo was taken, the southern Atlantic Ocean was facing the spacecraft's lens, NASA officials said in a statement.


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Saturn moon Enceladus


The Cassini-Huygens Mission has been a joint program between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) since 1997. Much of the craft was designed and developed by the ASI and other corporations in our Cisalpine ancestral homeland. As fascinating as Titan and other Saturn moons have proved to be, the possibility of life on the moon Enceladus has stolen the show since last year.

This is a real photograph, not a drawing or computer generated image..

NASA twitter 4-26-17:
To go where no spacecraft has gone before…tomorrow, @CassiniSaturn makes its 1st dive between Saturn and its rings: http://go.nasa.gov/2p2oAnC

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'The Cassini spacecraft’s dive in between Saturn’s rings, explained'

The spacecraft begins its “grand finale” before crashing into the gas giant later this year

Brian Resnick - vox.com - April 26, 2017

The Cassini spacecraft is going where no ship has gone before: On Wednesday, it begins a series of dives into the space between Saturn and its magnificent rings. The maneuver — a series of 22 orbits that will bring Cassini increasingly closer to Saturn’s surface before crashing into it — is called the spacecraft’s “grand finale.” And to mark this final journey, Cassini is being honored with a Google Doodle.

Over its last 13 years in orbit, Cassini has had an amazing run studying Saturn and its moons. Here’s what the spacecraft has taught us so far — and why its final mission may be its most spectacular yet.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Franco Zeffirelli's 'Jesus of Nazareth' - 40 year anniversary



Jesus Of Nazareth (Full Movie) 1977

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This was a big deal back in 1977... a time when there were five stations on the dial. It tied together the U.S., UK, and Italy in particular... something not likely to happen again given the massive planned changes in society. I was very young, but I remember everyone in the neighborhood seemed to have it on. As twilight and dimly lit windows arrived, that perfect moment in time, there was a certain unity and warmth to it.

When the first episode was broadcast in the United States, it was a major success. The New York Times reported it "swamped all competing programs on Sunday night", with overnight Nielsen ratings of 46% of the total audience in New York and 53% in Los Angeles. The miniseries as a whole received a Nielsen rating of 30.8 points, with each point representing approximately 712,000 television-owning homes, and an audience share of 50% nationwide, on both nights. The company calculated that Jesus attracted about 90 million viewers.


Jesus of Nazareth turned into a massive commercial success and one of the most widely marketed and best-known productions about Christ's life.

NBC rebroadcast the series in 1981 and four more times through 1990.


The mini-series is broadcast every Easter and Christmas in many countries...



 Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries)

Jesus of Nazareth (Italian: Gesù di Nazareth) is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It stars Robert Powell as Jesus. The miniseries features an all-star cast of famous American and European actors, including seven Academy Award winners: Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer (subsequent winner), Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, and Peter Ustinov.

Extra-biblical traditions were used in the writing of the screenplay and some characters (such as Zerah) and situations were invented for the film for brevity or dramatic purposes. Notably, Jesus of Nazareth depicts Judas Iscariot as a well-intentioned man initially, but later as a dupe of Zerah who betrays Jesus largely as a result of Zerah's false platitudes and pretexts. However, in accordance with the Gospels, the film depicts Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea as sympathetic members of the Sanhedrin. Many of the miracles of Jesus, such as the changing of water into wine at the wedding at Cana, the transfiguration, and the calming of the storm are not depicted, although Jesus healing the blind man and the crippled woman on Sabbath, the feeding of the multitude, and the raising of Lazarus from the dead are presented here.

Jesus of Nazareth premiered on the Italian channel Rai 1 on 27 March 1977 and was first aired in the United Kingdom on the ITV Network on 3 April 1977. It is generally well-praised, but was not received without controversy.


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

A sampling of San Francisco Italian restaurants and pizzerias which have been more heavily advertised of late

NORTH BEACH

North Beach Restaurant
Traditional Tuscan fare and housemade vino served in an upscale setting by old-school waiters.

Il Casaro
Pizza, Italian street food and wine served in a cozy space with a mozzarella bar and late-night hours.

Rose Pistola ('North Beach’s Rose Pistola closes after nearly 21 years')
Lively trattoria offering cuisine from the Liguria region of Italy, plus an extensive wine list.

Vicoletto Italian Restaurant
Calabrese specialties, homemade pasta & an extensive list of Italian wines in a relaxed setting.


SAN FRANCISCO

Paxti's Pizza
Enjoy the best deep dish and thin crust pizza from Patxi's.

Sociale
Northern Italian eatery serving seasonal fare in an intimate setting accessed via a side alley.

Luisa's Pizza and Pasta
Narrow trattoria with white brick walls and streetside dining serving pizza and red sauce Italian eats.

Arinell Pizza
Slices and pies are the draw at this New York-style pizzeria.

Haystack Pizza
Casual, veteran spot serving traditional Italian dishes & pizza in family-size portions.

Escape From New York Pizza
The best pizza delivery in San Francisco. 6 SF locations.

Goat Hill Pizza
3 SF locations

Trattoria da Vittorio
Calabrian-inspired pizzas & handmade pastas star at this cozy eatery with brick and stone accents.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

'Risen' (2016) - movie review




Risen Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Tom Felton Biblical Movie HD

Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films

RESURRECTION tells the epic New Testament story of the first forty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ through the eyes of an agnostic Roman Centurion charged by Pontius Pilot to investigate rumors of a risen Jewish Messiah and locate the missing deceased body of Jesus of Nazareth in order to subdue an imminent uprising in Jerusalem.



Risen (2016 film)

Risen is a 2016 American biblical drama film directed by Kevin Reynolds; it was conceived from a screenplay written by Reynolds and Paul Aiello. The film stars Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, and Cliff Curtis, and details a Roman soldier's search for Jesus' body following his Resurrection. Columbia Pictures released the film to theaters nationwide in the United States on February 19, 2016.

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The film begins with the words "Judean Desert AD 33," and a revolt by Judeans against the Roman army. A rather gutty thing to do, as they were poorly armed. In the bigger picture, the Roman provincial prefect Pontius Pilate wanted things to settle down for a coming visit from the Emperor. In a separate early scene, the Crucifixion of "Yeshua" is shown, and the central character Clavius is introduced. He was a high ranking Roman military tribune; likely a fictional character. Roman and Hebrew leadership were portrayed as conspiring together against Yeshua's potential "Messiah" status after his death, and no doubt were doing so when he was alive as far as this movie's depiction.


When guards fell asleep, and the body of Yeshua comes up missing, this coalition goes in panic mode. There is an ambiguous aura around what actually occurred to these two guards, and it remained inconclusive. At one point, Clavius prays to the Roman god Mars in order to garner favor. I don't want to give away too much, although the trailer gives away much of this anyway, but Clavius comes face to face with the "risen" Yeshua and observes supernatural happenings which dramatically transforms his thinking. Later interactions between Yeshua and Clavius are moving.


There are no overzealous attempts by the filmmakers to make Yeshua "bigger than life" or to show him as overly humble or pious, as has been portrayed in past films. In some ways, this added to the character's sincerity, gentle nature, and strength. Yeshua is played by Cliff Curtis, a New Zealander of Maori or part Maori descent... who made a perfectly believable ancient Hebrew... a more accurate Jesus, sort've more Tony Shaloub than Brad Pitt. Clavius is played well by British actor Joseph Fiennes.

Basically, the Hebrews appeared as what we would perceive as like Russian Jews; while the Romans appeared more-or-less accurately as being something of like "Alpine types." There is at least some evidence to suggest that the early Romans were more of a proto-European outfit... rising up against the more Mediterranean Etruscans. Our own Cisalpine culture led the way, in terms of the artistic portrayals of Jesus, centuries later. Needless to say, this movie is very relevant to our culture.

While this film doesn't have a particularly expensive or elaborate setting, it likely shows a more accurate Judea of 2,000 years ago. It shows the characters the way they were to have been, without overstating the point. It's an easy watch; rough without displaying too much overt violence.

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Mary Magdalene is played by Maria Botto, an Argentine actress of Cisalpine descent; and whose family is well represented in the Argentine film industry as can be seen on her link.

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Close to the end of the film, Clavius--after observing numerous supernatual events--opens up to Yeshua. He finally confesses that he partook in the crucifixion, and Yeshua puts him at ease by reminding Clavius of something he had said perhaps the day prior. He had emphatically said something like "there will be no killing today" while defusing a situation. Of course, under normal circumstances, there would be almost no way or very unlikely that Yeshua would know this since he was not present. Sure it may have been possible that someone told him, although there would be no reason to do so. Regardless, Clavius just knew that he was amid a supernatural person... as he had already observed it first hand. This scene displayed the subtle style of the film.

The movie ends with Yeshua saying a few parting words as he walked towards the rising sun, and finally disappears into it. This at least suggests a connection with Horus, Egyptian mythology, and more ancient sun cult stories... and a symbolic tie-in with "the Sun," "the light of the world," or "our risen savior" (every morning). It's possible that this was a more subtle symbol. My guess is that the filmmakers displayed a clear tie-in with Horus. There was also the fish symbolism, which was not nearly as clear or dramatic as the sun symbology.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Langobard architecture - Langobard temple in Spoleto


Lombard Romanesque architecture

The link is HERE in case this image doesn't hold. Spoleto (Umbria) was one of two southern Langobard duchies; Benevento being the other. They actually lasted longer than the larger three northern duchies thanks to the Vatican-Carolinian (Charlemagne) alliance.

.More examples of Langobard era architecture and artifacts can be viewed on the Italian Wikipedia "Longobardi" webpage, the "Duomo di Monza" webpage,, the "Architetture longobarda" webpage, and at 'The Cathedral at Monza: Centerpoint of the Langobard period'.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Umberto I of Italy and his "double"





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Umberto I of Italy and his "double"

VanitasAboveTopSecret.com - May 7, 2008

I have asked this question within a different recent thread, but since its title is more of a general kind, I thought a new thread dealing specifically with this case might be warranted.

I hope I am not breaking any rules - I would just really like to get an answer to this question - and a title naming the king might improve the chances of some Italian, perhaps, who knows of this noticing the thread.

Some of you may have heard of the story about Umberto I, the king of Italy, and his alleged "double." If you haven't, here's a short account, copied below for convenience:

“In 1900 King Umberto of Italy came face to face with a man who looked just like him. The king and his aide-de-camp Gen. Emilio Ponzio-Vaglia arrived in the town of Monza, a few miles outside Milan. The next day the king was to present the prizes at an athletic meet. The night of their arrival he and his aide went to a small restaurant for dinner. As the owner was taking their order, the king noticed that he and the patron were virtually doubles, in both face and build. He remarked on this, and as the two men talked an extraordinary series of parallels emerged which caused both of them to marvel:

* Both were born on the same day, year, same town, and had the same name.
 

* They were both married on April 22, 1868.
 

* Both wives were named Margarita,
 

* Both had a son named Vittorio.
 

* They had been decorated for bravery together on two occasions, the first time in 1866, when Umberto had been a private and the king a colonel, and the second time in 1870, when each had been promoted to sergeant and corps commander.

With this final revelation the patron returned to his duties, and the king, turning to his aide, said, ‘I intend to make that man a Cavaliere of the Crown of Italy tomorrow. Be sure he comes to the meet.'"

“The following day, true to his word, the king asked for his double only to be told that the man had died that day in a shooting accident. Shocked, the king asked his aide to find out when the funeral was to take place so that he might attend. At that very moment three shots rang out, fired by an assassin. The first of them missed the king, but the second two pierced his heart and killed him instantly.”

Frankly, I find this story more eerie than "fascinating," in the usual titillating sense of the word... Because if it's true, my first thought would be:

The two Umbertos were twin brothers. Twins being a major problem in royal lineages, for obvious reasons, one of the boys was given away immediately after birth, but was also called Umberto, either by chance (by the family who adopted him) - or even on purpose, to secure a credible "spare."

That would explain everything, even the subsequent "coincidences."
(Many studies of the lives of identical twins show that their spouses are often very similar in appearance, share the same name etc. Twins often also die on the same day - although in this case even the death could be explained in a more sinister and less coincidental light...)


But my question is: WAS it true at all?


Does anyone have a reputable source for this story?

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Artsy.net - Making all the world’s art accessible to anyone

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"The Museo Thyssen-Bournemisza is currently exhibiting "Masterworks from Budapest: From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde", which features Leonardo Da Vinci. As such, we would like to take the opportunity to now promote his work. Our hope is that the timing of this outreach will effectively support both the Museum and Da Vinci.

"Our Leonardo Da Vinci page provides visitors with Da Vinci's bio, over 15 of his works, exclusive articles, and up-to-date Da Vinci exhibition listings. The page also includes related artists and categories, allowing viewers to discover art beyond our Da Vinci page. We would love to be included as an additional resource for your visitors via a link on your page. We believe that by spreading access we can provide a new, empowering way for approaching art. If you are able to add a link to our Leonardo Da Vinci page, please let me know. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

 

Thank you,

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"Art is never finished, only abandoned"
-- Leonardo Da Vinci


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Mystery of “Flower of Life” & “Sacred Geometry”



The Mystery of “Flower of Life” & “Sacred Geometry”

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The “Flower of Life” can be found in all major religions of the world. It contains the patterns of creation as they emerged from the “Great Void”. Everything is made from the Creator’s thought.

After the creation of the Seed of Life the same vortex’s motion was continued, creating the next structure known as the Egg of Life.

This structure forms the basis for music, as the distances between the spheres is identical to the distances between the tones and the half tones in music. It is also identical to the cellular structure of the third embryonic division (The first cell divides into two cells, then to four cells then to eight). Thus this same structure as it is further developed, creates the human body and all of the energy systems including the ones used to create the Merkaba. If we continue creating more and more spheres we will end up with the structure called the Flower of Life.

The flower of life holds a secret symbol created by drawing 13 circles out of the Flower of Life. By doing this, one can discover the most important and sacred pattern in the universe. This is the source of all that exists; it’s called the Fruit of Life. It contains 13 informational systems. Each one explains another aspect of reality. Thus these systems are able to give us access to everything ranging from the human body to the galaxies. In the first system, for example, it’s possible to create any molecular structure and any living cellular structure that exists in the universe. In short every living creature.



 

The most common form of the “Flower of Life” is hexagonal pattern (where the center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter), made up of 19 complete circles and 36 partial circular arcs, enclosed by a large circle.

The “Seed of Life” is formed from seven circles being placed with sixfold symmetry, forming a pattern of circles and lenses, which acts as a basic component of the Flower of Life’s design.

The Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt contains the oldest to date example. it is carved in granite and may possibly represent the Eye of Ra a symbol of the authority of the pharaoh.

Other examples can be found in Phoenician, Assyrian, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and medieval art.

Leonardo da Vinci has studied the Flower of Life’s form and its mathematical properties. He has drawn the Flower of Life itself, as well as components therein, such as the Seed of Life. He has drawn geometric figures representing shapes such as the platonic solids, a sphere, a torus, etc., and has also used the golden ratio of phi in his artwork; all of which may be derived from the Flower of Life design.

The flower of life shape contains a secret shape known as the fruit of life that consists of 13 spheres that hold many mathematical and geometrical laws. These laws represent the whole universe. Giving the flower of life to someone is like giving them the whole universe in one jewel.


The Flower of Life can be found in all major religions of the world. In Egypt, the source of all the monotheistic religions, the “Flower of Life”, can be found in the ancient Temple of Abydos. In Israel, it can be found in ancient synagogues in the Galilee and in Mesada.

People reported physical and psychological changes after wearing this pendant – faster heart beats, prophetic dreams, breaking of illusions, seeing the reality as it is and becoming free from long time fears.

The flower of life is one of the strongest sacred geometric shapes!



~ROSSLYN CHAPEL- THE CEILING~

The Chapel is filled with the Sinclair symbol of the engrailed cross, and the building is said to be based on the ancient temple of Jerusalem. The Chapel is believed by many to be the final hiding place of a much sought after sacred relic, the Holy Grail itself, thought to be part of the Templar treasure smuggled out of France during the attack on the Templars when Phillip the Fair decided to bring down the powerful and influential order. Some of the order fled to Portugal, others, it is said, to Scotland, for the Templars had connections by marriage to the Sinclairs, and the Scots, including Robert the Bruce, were ready to welcome such a renowned group as the Knights Templar to help them in their fight against the English crown. Many believe that the Templar’s brought with them to Europe new knowledge and holy relics found under the Temple Mount itself. Indeed, it was the Templars who sparked the phenomenal new architecture revealed in the building of the gothic cathedrals of Medieval Europe, the first of these being Chartres in France.

“In a single century from 1170 no fewer than eighty cathedrals and almost five hundred abbeys were built in France alone, involving more masonry than was ever cut in ancient Egypt! These buildings were built to a startling new scale never seen before.“- Knight and Lomas. The Hiram Key. The architecture is such that the experience of sound is heightened. It may be that, like the ancient standing stones and long barrows, these ‘new’ sacred sites were similarly built and ‘tuned’ to enhance certain frequencies and energies.


Preservation of regional cultures should be a Human Right
“What if, in their excavations on the Temple Mount, they had unearthed scrolls, manuscripts, theorems or blueprints relating to Solomon’s Temple itself? What if these discoveries had included the lost architectural secrets of geometry, proportion, balance and harmony that had been known to the builders of the pyramids and other great monuments of antiquity?“– Graham Hancock.The Sign and the Seal.

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Eddie

President at WorldTruth.Tv

Eddie L. is the founder and owner of www.WorldTruth.TV. and www.Womansvibe.com. Both website are dedicated to educating and informing people with articles on powerful and concealed information from around the world. I have spent the last 36+ years researching Bible, History, Alternative Health, Secret Societies, Symbolism and many other topics that are not reported by mainstream media.


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