DNA confirms cause of 1665 London’s Great Plague – BBC News

English: An illustration of an undertaker duri...

English: An illustration of an undertaker during the Bubonic plague. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: This plague patient is displaying a s...

English: This plague patient is displaying a swollen, ruptured inguinal lymph node, or buboe. After the incubation period of 2-6 days, symptoms of the plague appear including severe malaise, headache, shaking chills, fever, and pain and swelling, or adenopathy, in the affected regional lymph nodes, also known as buboes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an amazing must read story from the BBC. It reports that DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind the Great Plague of London.

Source: DNA confirms cause of 1665 London’s Great Plague – BBC News

I must admit that I was concerned about the health risks of handling the skeletons of bubonic plague victims. But I was reassured by the last sentence of the article.


Opinion -Vladimir Putin and the madness of humanitarian imperialism – English pravda.ru – John Gelmini

Dr Alf makes interesting points and his belief in democracy is commendable.

However, the world is not run by people who are as idealistic or as passionate about people as he clearly is.

Pravda RU selectively quotes from history because Czarist Russia and its successor has hardly been a model of studied indifference in the world, having created revolutions all over Africa and Central America and the ice storms and harsh winters of the 1970s with their weather warfare capabilities. They are right about the Bilderbergers, who last year in my own county of Hertfordshire met at the Grove Hotel near Watford on the 6th, 7th , 8th and 9th of July and decided as they have done every year since 1954 what the policy on peace and war was going to be; their approach to Eurasia (Russia and China); the “Arc of Crisis ” in the Middle East; and who is going to get elected in Europe and the USA.

The 1 million residents of Hertfordshire got the policing bill for this “private meeting” and despite representation from Hertfordshire County Council, the Chief Constable of Hertfordshire and the Police Commissioner for Hertfordshire, Prime Minister, David Cameron, who attended on the Friday of that week and George Osborne the Chancellor both insisted that the policing bill of £963,000 gbp($1.6 million USD) be paid by the people of Hertfordshire.

One of the things they ( the Bilderderbergers) decided was to create more “colour revolutions” in countries surrounding Russia and what is now happening is the result of that.

The shooting down of the Malaysian airline and the present sanctions might not have happened without the earlier situation becoming inflamed.

In my view, Mrs Merkel’s wise counsel needs to prevail – she has the political skills, stamina and experience to make a lasting difference.

John Gelmini