Rare copy of Waldseemueller’s early America map found in Germany.

Cool.

A copy of a rare 16th century map known as “the birth certificate of America” has been discovered in Germany.

The map, by the famous cartographer Martin Waldseemueller, is credited with being the first to document and name the newly-discovered land of America.

It had been thought that Waldseemueller had only made four copies, but researchers at a Munich university have now discovered a fifth version.

This new map was found in the pages of an unrelated 19th century book.

Sven Kuttner, head of old books at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University, said: “It seems to be a second edition and this is a unique map. Until now, we have no signs for a further map like this.”

German researchers are going to make the map, printed in clear black ink on yellowing paper, available online from 4 July, Independence Day in the US.

Deadbeats who don’t pay their bills…lose.

Finally, Gamal was exposed out loud and in public. The lawyer for Con Ed called the grifter Gamal what he is, a “deadbeat slumlord,and argued that Gamal “doesn’t have a prayer” of paying the $1.7 million he owes in back rent.

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The mainstream media has lionized this deadbeat thug, and will no doubt continue to do so. But he continues to show the true, ugly face of the Ground Zero Mosque project, which has suffered some serious setbacks due to the determination of the American people, but could still be built with a bit of oil money from overseas to settle up this deadbeat’s debts. Right now, however, the project is stalled, although El-Gamal and his cronies have declared victory and are holding events in the 45 Park Place building that was severely damaged in the 9/11 jihad attack.

“Con Ed wins one over mosque back rent,” by Lois Weiss for the New York Post, July 3 (thanks to Barbara):

Chalk one up for Con Edison in its battle over back rent with the mosque developer at 51 Park Place.The Post has learned that in June, State Supreme Court Judge Richard Braun upheld the $10.35 million appraisal price obtained by the utility, which it used to calculate the rent.

Con Ed argues that it is owed $1.7 million in back rent and $47,437 a month in rent for the building that sits on its land. But Sharif El-Gamal, the Park51 Mosque developer, contends Con Ed’s math is bad and that it owes $881,519 in back rent and $25,875 a month going forward.

“We were confident that the appraisal process was sound. We are pleased with the court’s ruling,” said Con Ed spokesman Allan Drury.

But not so fast. El-Gamal’s attorney, Matthew Hearle, said yesterday they plan to file a notice of appeal.

Of course!

As we say down in the sticks, shove it where the sun don’t shine.  Ground Zero mosque, my foot.

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