Earthquake! Did Saint’s Blood That Failed to Liquefy Portend Disaster for Italy?

A massive earthquake has struck Italy, setting off an avalanche that has buried a ski hotel and left many dead.

More on that story, but first, we must note that on December 20, 2016, a story appeared about the blood of an Italian saint predicting disaster.

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The blood of St. Januarius, Patron of Naples and former bishop and martyr of the city, failed to liquefy, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune. “We must not think of disasters and calamities. We are men of faith and we must pray,” said the Abbot of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro.

NAPLES, Italy – Prayer was the response to a rare failure of a saint’s blood to liquefy in Naples, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune.

“We must not think of disasters and calamities. We are men of faith and we must pray,” said Monsignor Vincenzo De Gregorio, the Abbot of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, ANSA reports.

The blood belongs to St. Januarius, Patron of Naples and former bishop and martyr of the city.

Known in Italian as San Gennaro, his bones and a reliquary of his blood are preserved in Naples’ cathedral. He is believed to have been martyred during the infamous persecution of Christians during the rule of the Roman emperor Diocletian, who retired in 305.

The reputed miracle is locally known and accepted, though has not been the subject of official Church recognition.

The liquefaction is believed to happen at least three times a year: the Saturday before the first Sunday of May, September 19, which is the saint’s feast day, and December 16, the anniversary of the 1631 eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano.

During the miracle, the dried, red-colored mass confined to one side of the reliquary becomes blood that covers the entire glass. In local lore, the failure of the blood to liquefy signals war, famine, disease or other disaster.

The blood did indeed liquefy on September 19, 2016.

Historically, the vial has sometimes changed upon the visit of a pope.

On March 21, 2015, Pope Francis met with priests, religious and seminarians at the cathedral and gave a blessing with the relic.

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples then received the vial back from the pope and noted that the blood was still solid on one side of the vial.

The cardinal remarked: “It seems that St. Januarius loves the Pope, because the blood is already half liquefied.”

Pope Francis quipped in response: “you can see that the saint only loves us a little. We have to convert more.”

The last time blood liquefied in the presence of a pope was in 1848 when Pius IX visited. The phenomenon didn’t happen when St. John Paul II visited the city in October 1979, or when Benedict XVI visited in October 2007.
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The biggest immediate fallout from the Italian quake has been to focus worldwide attention on the ski hotel pictured at the top of this post.

The Local Italy

Summary:

– An avalanche hit a hotel in Abruzzo in the early hours of Thursday morning

– Several deaths are feared, according to Italian media reports citing rescue services

Fire service: No sign of survivors, 13:14: Confirming what La Repubblica daily reported a few minutes ago, Italy’s fire service has said its rescue dog units are at the scene, but that there has been no sign of life from any of the missing people. Firefighters arrived by helicopter earlier this morning, but the roads have only just been cleared of snow allowing further units to join them.

Rescue dog units and firefighters have also arrived by road, at the moment no signs from the missing people.

Guests were ready to leave when avalanche hit, 13:05: The hotel guests were reportedly waiting in the entrance hall to leave, but had been unable to due to a delay in the snowplough which was supposed to clear the roads.

“They had packed their bags, all the guests wanted to go,” Quintino Marcello, who ran the hotel’s restaurant, told La Repubblica. “They had been told that the snowplough would arrive at 3pm, but it was then pushed back to 7pm.”

Rescue efforts are underway, with spades, dogs and video equipment all being used, and the underground sauna is being searched.

The violence of the avalanche – which moved the entire hotel by ten metres – is making things difficult. Journalists on the scene say that trees, mattresses and other items from the hotel are all mixed in with the snow.

25 still unaccounted for, 12:12: 25 people, including several children, remain unaccounted for as rescue work continues.

Breaking: Trump Destroys Outgoing CIA Chief with Two Tweets Tonight

Uh-oh. President-elect Donald Trump is living dangerously again.

The two Tweets above, published a half hour ago as I’m writing, signal that Trump intends to “drain the swamp” over at the CIA.

This is the same CIA that very likely had President John Kennedy assassinated, with the full cooperation of Lyndon Johnson.

The mainstream press hasn’t put anything out on this yet. I wonder how they’ll spin it. No matter. We win again. Trump promised us we would get tired of winning. I’m not tired yet.

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Buzzfeed Publishes Staff Note Re Golden Showers Story: Anticipating Trump Lawsuit?

Haha. Libturds have been made to look like fools up and down the line. This evening is almost as good as election night.

Sourced from Reddit’s the Donald subreddit.

Breaking: 4 Chan Trolls Planted Fake Trump Golden Showers Story to Utterly Destroy Trump Haters in Media and CIA (#fakenews)

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UPDATE: MICROCHIP HAS BEEN BANNED FROM TWITTER AGAIN, SO A LOT OF THE CONTENT OF HIS TWEETS HAS BEEN LOST. DAMN TWITTER.

All the intense warfare taking place tonight between liberal sh*ts and the alt-right community of Trump supporters is being fought on Twitter and 4 Chan.

The mainstream press is hours behind, as liberals fell for a prank perpetrated on one Rick Wilson, a libtardass who hates Donald Trump.

The evidence is in the Tweet below:

Get it? 4 Chan trolls made up a ridiculous story about Trump in October I believe, fed it to Trump hater Rick Wilson who ran with it, and who then turned it over to the CIA, which included it as evidence that Trump was controlled by the Russians.

Microchip weighed in before his next suspension from Twitter celebrating how the CIA and several Trump haters have been made to look like fools:

As folks with common sense are noting, if the CIA can be successfully trolled by 4 chan “Nazi” types, then the CIA needs to be totally dismantled and rebuilt from scratch.

Link to relevant 4 chan thread

You can’t stump the Trump.

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These latest Tweets from Trump show that he hasn’t been informed yet that the cat is out of the bag. He’s still playing defense. After he learns the real story, he should follow Microchip’s advice and sue the hell out of buzzfeed.

FBI Refuses to Say if It’s Investigating Trump’s Golden Showers Blackmail by Russia

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UPDATE: THE WHOLE TRUMP “GOLDEN SHOWERS” SMEAR JOB HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE A HOAX. CHECK OUT MY OTHER TWO GOLDEN SHOWERS POSTS.

Sputnik News

FBI director James Comey raised the specter of a new political scandal in Washington DC after refusing to answer a question from Oregon Senator Ron Wyden on whether the President-elect is under investigation over reports of his ‘Russian ties.’

During a Senate hearing on alleged ‘Russian hacking’ of the recent US election, the Oregon Democrat brought up media reports claiming that the incoming Trump administration has extensive ties with Moscow, and directly addressed the FBI director. “My question for you, Mr. Comey, is, has the FBI investigated these reported relationships, and if so, what are the FBI’s findings?” Wyden said sternly at the beginning of the exchange. “I would never comment on investigations, whether we have one or not, in an open forum. So I can’t really answer it one way or another,” Comey responded shortly. Wyden seemed unfazed that Comey dodged the question and quickly moved on to the next line of inquiry. “Will you provide an unclassified response to these questions and release it to the American people prior to January 20?” the senator said. “I’m sorry, will I?” a shaken Director Comey said, requesting clarification of the question. Upon elaboration of the question, Comey provided no color of the situation. “The answer will be the same as I just gave you, I can’t talk about it.” With the same persistence and determination displayed during the 2013 hearing, Wyden pressed on. “I think the American people have a right to know this,” he said at a noticeably elevated volume. “If there is delay in declassifying this information and releasing it to the American people and it doesn’t happen by January 20, I’m not sure it’s going to happen.”

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BREAKING: Trump Allegedly Blackmailed by Russian Intelligence Over Golden Showers with Prostitutes (#goldenshowers)

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UPDATED WITH TRUMP’S RESPONSE.

#goldenshowers is the #1 trending topic on Twitter in the last hour.

The Internet is exploding with outrage against President-elect Donald Trump’s alleged involvement with Russian prostitutes and “pissing shows.” The Russians allegedly have a video of Trump and the golden showers girls that they have been using to blackmail him.

As I’m writing, hundreds of new anti-Trump Tweets are appearing every minute at #goldenshowers.

Tentatively, I’m calling this story out as #fakenews. But it’s a developing story that is exploding worldwide. Let’s see what happens.

The Gothanist

This evening it was reported that both President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump were recently told that Russian intelligence officials allegedly have information that could be used to compromise or blackmail Trump.

According to CNN, Obama and Trump were shown “classified documents… [that] included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.”

The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Mr. Trump.

Buzzfeed then published a dossier, compiled by a person who is allegedly a former British intelligence official, that makes “explosive — but unverified — allegations”: “The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians.”

For example, there’s an allegation that Trump paid prostitutes to perform a ‘golden shower show’ in front of him on a bed the Obamas slept on at the Ritz Carlton in Moscow.

Buzzfeed noted that “the documents have circulated for months, and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them.” Expect to see some tweets from Trump in 3, 2, 1…

Buzzfeed has published the entire 35 page document alleging that Trump is a sexual pervert controlled by the Kremlin.

Airport Shooter Esteban Santiago’s Photo Shows Him Making the ISIS One Finger Sign

MUSLIM ONE FINGER SIGN AND MUSLIM NECK SCARF. MUSLIM?

IB Times reported in 2015 the meaning of the Muslim one-fingered gang sign.

SUICIDE BOMBER TALHA ASMAL.

In the last photo taken before he blew himself up in a dusty battlefield in northern Iraq, 17-year-old Briton Talha Asmal sat in the front seat of a car with a single finger on his right hand pointing skywards.

The salute has become common in Islamic State (Isis) propaganda, both from the battlefield and in the final minutes before a shaheed – or martyr – embarks on a suicide bombing. But what does now ubiquitous hand signal mean?

The single raised index finger has so far escaped analysis, likely due to the fact that those making the gesture have often had a severed head in their other hand, but refers to the first half of the shahada, the affirmation of Muslim faith that his recited before every prayer.

It is the passage that so defines the Muslim faith: “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his Prophet.”

“The one” was actually a recognised gesture by Muslims long before IS and signified the tawhid, the belief in the oneness of God. It would traditionally be used during prayer or sermons.

“The shahada is the definitive Muslim doctrine. It is like the trinity for Christians. But it has been taken over by the Islamic State,” said Veryan Khan, editorial director at TRAC Terrorism, which monitors IS propaganda.

The salute was used early on in the days of IS and even by leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his first speech at Friday prayers after the takeover of Mosul.

It also has a solid jihadi pedigree, said Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group.

“The gesture has been used by jihadis for years, including high profile ones like Osama bin Laden. Within the jihadi context, the raised index finger takes on political meaning as well, widely rejecting any form of government not under Shariah law,” she said.

Since then, it is not only used by fighters and supporters of IS but by those celebrating weddings in IS-held areas.

Like the Nazi salute or the raised fist, the gesture has become an integral part of IS propaganda, particularly among the young. Videos from IS-held areas frequently show small children saluting with a single finger in unison while shouting IS propaganda.

“It so much reminds of the sieg heil [Nazi salute] when you see the little kids do it simultaneously,” said Khan.

A unity of gestures and symbols has become increasingly important to IS, with its black and white flag used by IS-affiliates across the Middle East, a factor that helps the terrorist group distinguish itself from the dozens of competing jihadi factions across the region.

It also helps bolster the central idea of the caliphate, that it is a unified Islamic state that stretches not just across swathes of Iraq and Syria but the wider world.

The scarf he’s wearing on his neck is called a keffiyeh, a Muslim piece of apparel. Here’s a photo of an American soldier wearing one, taken from Wikipedia..

The evidence is mounting that Santiago had the usual Muslim religious motivation for his deadly deed on Friday. There are also reports he watched Jihadi videos as early as 2007.

The photo below showing Santiago being arrested appears to show a small cap on his head. Did he wear a Jewish yarmulke to disguise himself or to make some kind of statement about Jews? Developing …