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  • FUTURE LIVING 3D printed homes built in less than 24 hours will ‘be mainstream by 2025’ in UK

    05/21/2018 8:25:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 21, 2018 | Sean Keach, Digital Technology and Science Editor
    EXPERTS say 3D-printed houses will be "mainstream by 2025", and could put an end to Britain's housing crisis. A new report details how Brits are less than a decade away from enjoying lower house prices thanks to a robot revolution in the construction of homes. 3D printing, or "additive manufacturing", is a process of layering up a material to build complicated structures. It works just like regular home printers – but instead of ink, a 3D printer will use materials like plastic or metal. Using giant 3D printers, it's been proven possible to quickly and cheaply build homes. Sadly the...
  • Russian Defector Gave Novichok Sample To Germany In 90s: Report

    05/20/2018 4:11:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    Germany's intelligence service BND had in the 1990s obtained from a Russian informer a sample of the poison used against ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, German media reported Thursday, drawing a link to Moscow as the origin of the toxin. Britain has accused Russia of carrying out the nerve agent attack against Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March, but Moscow has denied the claims and argued that the country never had any programmes to develop the chemical weapon, known as Novichok. But German newspapers Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Die Zeit as well as regional public broadcasters NDR and WDR said their...
  • Trump and Melania reveal their wedding gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    05/17/2018 10:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be donating to a charity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice in honor of their wedding. "President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,' Lindsay Walters, a spokeswoman for the White House, told the Daily Mail ahead of the nuptials on Saturday. The organizations chosen by the British prince and his American fiancee include the Children's HIV Association, Crisis, the Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty's Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage, and...
  • Plan to give guns to rural police officers (UK)

    05/16/2018 4:45:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    Frontline police officers will carry handguns for the first time to cope with the terrorist threat in rural areas, under plans being considered by chief constables. Officers responding to emergencies in remote locations where firearm units cannot be quickly deployed would be routinely armed. Simon Chesterman, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said that the proposal was being considered in areas of England and Wales where it was prohibitively expensive to have fully trained specialist units on standby. It will be seen as controversial because Britain has a tradition of unarmed policing and less than 10 per cent of officers...
  • UK Government Accept Wearing of Crucifix in Workplace as Lawful

    05/16/2018 6:10:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/18 | KV Turley
    The new law follows a case of religious discrimination at British Airways that began 12 years ago.On May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the British government made a surprise announcement. U.K. Equalities Minister Victoria Atkins has set her sights on companies who ban their staff from wearing religious items, such as crucifixes. The new guidance, due to be published by the Government Equalities Office later this month, will clearly set out what businesses can and cannot tell their staff to wear. New rules will state that: “Employers should be flexible and not set dress codes which prohibit...
  • The 'Election Collusion' Was between Our Intelligence Community and Britain

    05/13/2018 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    As I will explain, the widespread notion that Russia and Trump colluded to beat Hillary has long been demonstrable bunk. What seems more clear each day is that there was collusion between certain members of the U.S. and British intelligence communities to spy on the Trump campaign. This may explain, in large part, the reluctance of the Department of Justice to reveal what it knows publicly. After all -- with rare exceptions -- the two countries’ intelligence services have long had important information gathering and sharing agreements, and exposure of this may harm the traditional reciprocal relationship. Whether the British...
  • UK Proposes Six Year Prison Sentences for Online Posts Against Religion, Transgender

    05/10/2018 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2018 | Liam Deacon
    People promoting “hostility” towards a religion or the transgendered online could get much harsher sentences, of up to six years in jail, especial if they have a large online audience according to new proposals. The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has drafted changes to public order offences, including anyone perceived as targeting online a “protected characteristics” including “race; sex; disability; age; sexual orientation; religion or belief; pregnancy and maternity; and gender reassignment.” The most severe punishments will be handed to those “in a position of trust, authority or influence and abuses their position to stir up hatred,” such as...
  • Senior North Korean espionage official 'may have fled to Britain after defecting'

    05/04/2018 2:45:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3 MAY 2018 | Julian Ryall
    Senior North Korean espionage official 'may have fled to Britain after defecting' By Julian Ryall, tokyo 3 MAY 2018 • 4:51AM North Korea has launched an international manhunt for one of its most senior counter-espionage officers, who disappeared in late February and is believed to have defected, possibly to Britain, according to a media report in South Korea. The official has been identified as a Mr Kang, a colonel in his 50s with the Ministry of State Security and responsible for monitoring dissident and espionage efforts in Russia, China and south-east Asia. He disappeared from the Zhongpu International Hotel in...
  • Drag Queens Plan Massive Anti-Donald Trump Protest During His UK Visit

    05/03/2018 12:02:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post's Queer Voices ^ | May 2, 2018 | Lee Moran
    They’re marching against the “appalling way the Trump administration has regarded the rights and welfare of LGBTQI communities of the U.S.” Drag performers across the United Kingdom are preparing to mobilize against President Donald Trump when he visits this summer. A Facebook event calling on “drag kings, queens, queers and our allies” to march against Trump’s upcoming U.K. visit, tentatively scheduled for July 13, has already garnered almost 1,000 confirmed guests and 7,000 “interested” in attending. “Due to the appalling way the Trump administration has regarded the rights and welfare of LGBTQI communities of the US, the idea of a...
  • Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies (ALFIE IS DEAD)

    04/27/2018 11:44:27 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 140 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/28/2018 | BBC
    Alfie Evans, the 23-month old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 2:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said.....
  • Newt Gingrich: Alfie Evans is condemned to die at 23 months because of Britain's scary secular state

    04/27/2018 7:21:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    The British government’s decision to allow two critically ill babies to die in two years is a natural reflection of the culture of death and the steady increase in totalitarian tendencies among Western governments. Last year, the British government ordered life support removed from Charlie Gard, ending his life when he was just 11 months old. Now, Alfie Evans – just 23 months old – has received what amounts to the same death sentence. On Monday, he was removed from life support by court order – against the wishes of his parents. Then something remarkable happened. The child confounded his...
  • British schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers 'cannot tell the time'

    04/26/2018 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 113 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2018 | Camilla Turner
    Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said. Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock. Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices. “The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” he told The Telegraph.
  • Breaking: UK Judge Denies Parents Request To Take Son To Italy For Medical Treatment

    04/24/2018 12:55:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the Charlie Gard case? Parents of the young child had to watch the National Health Service in the United Kingdom allow him to die after refusing to allow the child to leave the country for experimental treatment. The diagnosis was too dire and the case considered too terminal for parental wishes to be considered.A ghastly rerun is taking place, this time with Alfie Evans, only this time the diagnosis is unclear — and he’s surviving on his own after a court ordered him removed from a ventilator: Mr Justice Hayden also appeared to rule out his family’s wishes...
  • What will royal baby be named? Prince William, Kate keep world guessing

    04/24/2018 9:56:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 84 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 24, 2018 | Rachel Elbaum
    LONDON — What's in a name? Everything, when you're a royal baby. The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child on Monday has left the world wondering what the new prince will be called. If recent history is anything to go by, Kensington Palace may opt to release the new baby’s name on Wednesday. Prince William and the former Kate Middleton made such announcements two days after the births of his siblings, George and Charlotte.
  • Rivers of Blood and the Tides of History

    04/21/2018 2:38:26 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | April 20, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Half-a-century ago today, Enoch Powell gave the speech that ended his political ambitions within the British Conservative Party, but ensured that he would be a more consequential figure than any of the hack timeservers who prospered in the Tory cabinets of Edward Heath. It's known to history as "the 'Rivers of Blood' speech", which is a slight misrendering of a characteristically Powellite classical allusion - even then, in the pre-soundbite era, a risky business for a politician seeking to curry favor with the media. To mark the anniversary, BBC Radio, controversially, aired a re-enactment of the speech, read by Ian...
  • Britain fights back: Moment knifeman is thrown in air after being tackled by pedestrians

    04/18/2018 6:15:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies ^ | 4/17/18 | JOE GAMP
    A KNIFE-WIELDING attacker was tackled by brave members of the public, who apprehended him when he attempted to speed off from the scene of a fight in Cardiff on a getaway bicycle.Dramatic footage shows the desperate criminal attempting to escape after a fight broke outside a hotel in the Welsh capital. But a brave member of the public tackled him off of his bike as he attempted to flee police during a chase through the city centre. The video footage, captured on Saturday (15 April) by a bystander, shows suspect Muaz Tarafdar, 20, being smashed into the ground as he...
  • British warship arrives at Yokosuka to enforce N. Korea sanctions, support free trade

    04/17/2018 6:58:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 11, 2018 | TYLER HLAVAC
    British warship arrives at Yokosuka to enforce N. Korea sanctions, support free trade By TYLER HLAVAC | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 11, 2018 YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – A British Royal Navy warship arrived in Yokosuka this week to help enforce sanctions against North Korea and support free navigation in the region. The frigate HMS Sutherland – the first of three warships England plans to deploy to northeast Asia – pulled into port Wednesday. The vessels will “safeguard free trade, partake in joint training and exercises, and support UN sanctions against [North Korea],” said a statement from the nation’s...
  • Why Britain played second fiddle to France in Syria strikes... (no cruise missile ships)

    04/16/2018 8:48:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Britain's 'depressing' array of ageing ships and fighter jets unable to fire cruise missiles meant that France took the lead in striking Syria, it was revealed today. The UK fired eight Storm Shadow missiles out of 105 used to punish Bashar al-Assad for his chemical attack in Douma last Saturday - fewer than the French and the Americans. The Royal Navy's Type 45 Destroyer HMS Duncan played second fiddle to the French ship The Languedoc who fired missiles at Syrian targets while the British type-23 frigate was moved away. The £1billion ship has a space on the deck where a...
  • Machete Attack Every 90 Minutes in ‘Gun-Free’ Britain

    04/15/2018 7:55:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 4/15/2018 | Liam Deacon
    Recorded machete attacks in the UK have shot up by nearly five times in just three years, with the majority in the capital, London. The huge number of crimes committed with the deadly, sword-like weapons means there is an average of 15 a day in the UK, or one every 90 minutes. Figures uncovered using freedom of information requests by the Daily Mail show that police dealt with 928 crimes involving machetes in the last two months of 2017. London saw the bulk, with 425 of the attacks. There were 99 in Greater Manchester, 77 in the West Midlands, and...
  • Russia's top diplomat: Chemical attack in Syria's Douma staged by foreign special services

    04/13/2018 5:15:34 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 81 replies
    Russian News Agency TASS ^ | 4/13/2018 | Tass
    Russia has indisputable data that the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma was staged by special services of a foreign country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. "The mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has set off to Syria not so quickly and without abundant enthusiasm but under our and Syrian pressure. It is due to arrive in Damascus in the morning of April 14th," the Russian foreign minister said. "We expect the mission to go without any delay to Douma where Russian specialists who examined this place have not found...