A British birdwatcher uncovered a treasure trove of ancient Celtic coins earlier this year, revealing his incredible find in a Christmas interview with Treasure Hunting magazine.
“That evening I was doing a bit of bird-watching,” said the lucky man, who is in his 50’s. “After watching a dogfight between a buzzard and a pair of magpies, I stared down and spotted something lying in a bit of the deep ploughed soil which ran around the edge of the field.”
The birdwatcher knew his discovery was of great historical value almost immediately. He’s chosen to remain anonymous.
“I saw the glint of gold and realized it was a beautiful Celtic gold stater, which made me sit down in sheer shock,” said the man. “I then spotted the second coin two feet away and rushed home to get my [metal detector].”
The sleuth describes digging eighteen inches deep before finding an ancient pitcher. Upon pouring the vessel, a stream of golden coins flowed from its mouth, in a sight the finder calls “a vision which will remain with me for the rest of my life.”
The unwitting treasure hunter notified a customs official of his find, in accordance with British law governing the discovery of historical antiquities. Appraisers are estimating that the value of the hoard is in the range of one million dollars, or £845,000. The 1,300 gold coins found in the discovery may break the previous record for Celtic coins found in one hoard.
The lucky finder has opted to remain anonymous. Analysis of the treasure suggests the coins were minted around the time that the Roman Empire incorporated Britain as a province, during which many of the Celtic tribes fought against the Roman outsiders, including Julius Caesar himself.
Celtic peoples primarily inhabited the British Islands for thousands of years, from the island’s prehistory through the era in which Britain was a Roman province. Celtic influence is still primarily reflected in Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland, with the rich cultural legacy of the Celts persisting in England as well.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Warns Big Tech Monopolies are Becoming More Powerful Than Nation States
He sees this as a big problem.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of Big Tech monopolies taking power that can allow them to supersede nation states during a recent address.
Putin made the remarks while giving an speech before a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.
“Digital giants play an increasingly significant role in the life of society. There is much talk about it now, especially in connection with the events that happened in the states during the election campaign,” Putin said.
“And those are not just some economic giants now, in some fields, they de facto compete with nations. Their audience includes billions of users who spend a significant part of their lives on those ecosystems,” he added.
Putin is alarmed at the growing influence of these monolithic tech entities that threaten national sovereignty and the rule of law.
“And from those companies’ point of view, their monopoly status is optimal for technological and business processes. Maybe it is, but there is a question: How does this monopolism serve the interest of society? Where is the divide between a successful global business, high-demand services and big data consolidation, and to rudely try to rule society at their own discretion?” Putin asked.
Putin accused Big Tech entities of coming dangerously close to usurping or restricting “the natural human right to decide how to live, what to choose, which position to express freely.”
“We just saw all of these in the states, and everybody understands what I am talking about,” Putin said to conclude his Big Tech rant, perhaps alluding to the electoral heist that happened in America.
The clip can be seen here:
NEW – Russian President Putin: Big Tech monopoly giants compete with nations. They serve or restrict the natural human right to decide how to live, what to chose, which position to express freely.pic.twitter.com/gnH94XJJho
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) January 27, 2021
Big League Politics has reported on the overreaching that Big Tech has performed in recent months, going fully totalitarian to install President-imposed Joe Biden in the White House:
The communications directors at many Big Tech entities – including Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat – have been revealed as veteran Democrat Party operatives…
Much of what is posted by Starbuck holds up to journalistic scrutiny. Twitter communications director Nick Pacillo once worked as a spokesman for Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris while she was California attorney general. It has been alleged that he continues to serve her in his privileged role with Twitter, as supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) believe the platform blocked donations for their preferred presidential candidate while he was running against Harris.
Meanwhile Andy Stone – who serves as Facebook’s Policy Communications Director – has been working in various capacities to assure Democrat victory for over a decade. He was celebrated for his career of service to the Democrats when he joined their House Majority PAC in 2012.
“We are thrilled to have Andy on board,” the political action committee’s executive director, Ali Lapp, said in a statement at the time. “Andy brings many assets to House Majority PAC — his understanding of the House, experience in California — one of our most important states in 2012 — and he knows firsthand what it’s like to be fighting for progressive principles and policies every day.”
“I am excited to join House Majority PAC,” Stone said about his servitude to the Democrat Party. “I look forward to working with this talented team to hold Republicans accountable for their extreme and out of touch policies — and to help win back the House.”
Laura Nichols, who works as vice president of communications for Snapchat, appears to have the longest record of paid Democrat advocacy, going back many decades.
Axios noted in their profile of Nichols that she worked as an adviser, strategist, and spokesperson for former House Leader Dick Gephardt for eight years. Gephardt was a Democrat lawmaker for 1977 to 2005, considered to be among the standard bearers of the party for a generation, running for the Democrat presidential nomination unsuccessfully in 1988 and 2004.
Additionally, she served as the SVP of communications and strategy at the Center for American Progress (CAP). The CAP is an organization that was founded by pizza-loving Hillary confidant John Podesta and forms the intellectual backbone for the Democrat Party.
While the West likes to paint Putin as a totalitarian monster, he seems to be keyed in on Big Tech’s negative impact on the masses. He appears to be more in tune with the needs of his people than the vast majority of American politicians.
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