La Boheme: Adriana Martino sings “Quando men vo”, Scala, 1965
A superior performance by Adriana Martino in the 1965 movie production of Puccini’s opera La Boheme, directed by renowned Italian film maker Franco Zefirelli, under the musical direction of Herbert Von Karajan, principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years and generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century [Wikipedia].
VIDEO Interview set in the Italian Alps
Mountain Climbing Extreme Mountaineer Reinhold Messner
“Messner” (Full Movie)
Reinhold Messner, the world’s greatest mountain climber, looks back over his career with surprising candor and self-revelation. It is the career of a man who began climbing with his father in the exquisite Italian Dolomites, but whose restless quest for self-knowledge through extreme adventures made him the most accomplished climber of modern times. MESSNER includes rare film of his astonishing climbs of the world’s highest mountains – without using bottled oxygen and often alone.
On April 12, 2018, I tried to post two comments at The Duran using the word “Zionist”. Both comments were held for moderation. I reposted them using the spelling “Zyahneest”. The comments were published. Apparently The Duran uses automated software to censor free discussion of Zionism. On April 22 I was again moderated, and my well-meaning comment, on a completely different topic, was deleted. I must be on a blacklist. So who owns The Duran?
— Karl Pomeroy, Chief Editor, Quemado Institute
Quemado Institute editor Karl Pomeroy received a legal threat today in response to a comment he posted on the Russia Insider website about the rise of the R********d banking family. The comment did not mention race, but was of historical content. The threatener accused Karl of “spreading Nazi propaganda,” then repeated the full text of the German Criminal Code Section 130, which outlaws inciting “hatred against a national, racial, religious group or a group defined by their ethnic origins,” which Karl’s comment did not do. A similar law, it was claimed, is now in force in 11 other European countries and carries a penalty of up to five years. The wording of the law is so vague, it could be applied to any criticism of those in power. If a political analyst can accidentally “violate” this totalitarian decree, there is no freedom of speech or press in Europe.