Only commenting on this one because it came up in a conversation. This story is bogus on so many levels, yet people are fished in. The most ridiculous part of course is the undercover press conference.
The tearful father of a 9-year-old Minneapolis boy who sneaked aboard a flight to Las Vegas last week said Wednesday that his son has a history of behavioral problems, but that he feels powerless to rein him in.
The Roman empire is alive and well, with its centers in DC, City of London, Rome and Jerusalem. While we’re told we elect leaders in our “democratic” countries, hear what they want to do in Kenya. They’re more explicit in their language, since they probably figure there won’t be as much “grassroots” resistance.
I’m sure there is a good scientific reason behind the similarities of the two.
Fasces (/?fæsi?z/, a plurale tantum, from the Latin word fascis, meaning “bundle”) is a bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe with its blade emerging. The fasces had its origin in the Etruscan civilization, and was passed on to ancient Rome, where it symbolized a magistrate’s power and jurisdiction. The image has survived as a representation of magisterial power. A secondary meaning of the bundling of sticks may have been “strength through unity”. Fasces frequently occurs as a charge in heraldry, and should not be confused with the related term, fess, which in French heraldry is called a fasce.