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  • Islamic Terror in the UK

    08/15/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Larry Provost
    While fires burned at the World Trade Center, Islamists saw fit to murder Ross Parker in the UK. Ross would have been 30 this month. On September 21, 2001, firefighters still battled flames at the World Trade Center. The spray of water was putting out some of the fires but the waters could have been a metaphor for tears; as also being extinguished were the hopes of rescuing any more survivors from the Islamic attack...Also part of this sad day, Islamists in the United Kingdom decided to kill Ross Parker. Ross Parker was a small but determined young man....
  • Britain: If hostilities break out in Gaza again, we’re cutting Israel off

    08/12/2014 8:27:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Last week, British police reported a disturbing and significant rise in anti-Semitic attacks on local Jews since the start of the latest conflict in Gaza. “Figures seen by the BBC show recorded hate crimes against Jewish people living in London have doubled compared with the same period last year, while police in Manchester said they had seen an increase in anti-Semitic crime over the last month,” the BBC reported. In totally unrelated news, the British government revealed on Tuesday that they are suffering from a terminal case of moral equivalency and are prepared to cut off military aid to Israel...
  • Three Hundred Years Later, Americans Owe a Debt to King George I

    08/12/2014 5:36:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Three hundred years ago, on Aug. 1, 1714, by the Julian calendar (Aug. 12 by the Gregorian calendar we use now), Queen Anne died. She was just 49 years old, but was weakened by obesity, gout and the effects of 17 pregnancies, from which only one child lived beyond infancy -- William, Duke of Gloucester, who died of smallpox at age 11 in 1700. That posed a constitutional crisis in an era when monarchs actively led governments and religion was inextricably intertwined with government. Who would succeed the Protestant Anne as king of England, Scotland and Ireland? Just 25 years...
  • London nun tears down ISIL flag from building

    08/09/2014 4:17:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-9-14 | Kellan Howell
    A nun in east London climbed to the top of a local building and ripped down a flag similar to the one flown by Jihadist militants in Syria and Iraq. IB Times reported Friday that the flag was being flown alongside Palestinian flags and slogans in support of Gaza. Community members issued complaints over the flag with local council members, claiming that it was causing tension within the community. When council members went to take the flag down, they were surprised to find, someone had beat them to it. “The council can confirm that following reports this morning of a...
  • Nun Removes 'Jihadi' Flag From Gates of Tower Hamlets Housing Estate

    08/08/2014 6:17:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 08 August 2014 | Robin De Peyer
    A nun has taken down a black flag similar to those flown by jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria after it was spotted flying at the gates of an east London housing estate. The controversial flag sparked outrage after it was pictured flying above the Will Crooks estate in Tower Hamlets, alongside a number of Palestinian flags and slogans in support of Gaza. But when council officers went to the site, in Poplar High Street, they were told the flag had been removed by Sister Christine Frost, a Roman Catholic nun who runs a charity supporting vulnerable residents in the...
  • Entrepreneur builds private toll road after landslip (Kelston, England)

    08/04/2014 1:31:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:45PM BST 03 Aug 2014 | Elliot Pinkham
    An entrepreneur has gambled his home on building a toll road after becoming frustrated at council delays in clearing a commuter route blocked by a landslip. Mike Watts is charging motorists Ł2 per journey to use his bypass made from rolled chippings and avoid the closed section of the A431 between Bath and Bristol. A landslip in February forced the closure of Kelston Road and, while Bath and North East Somerset Council said it has begun repairs costing Ł1.5 million, the road is not due to reopen until Christmas. Mr. Watts, aged 62 years, said his road, which runs through...
  • Why Did NHS Give Josie Cunningham Boob Job But Not Reece Hawley His Cancer Drugs? (ACA Preview)

    07/31/2014 2:22:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7/30
    Alison Phillips says the Health Service MUST put life before cosmetic surgery after 21-year-old Reece was told he’ll have to fund his own cancer treatmentLast year the NHS spent Ł52.5million on boob jobs. This month 21-year-old Reece Hawley was told he’ll have to fund his own cancer treatment which could let him live another two years. Don’t think we need any more figures or facts, or justifications or explanations. Those two facts say everything we need to know about the muddle-headed madness that is destroying our National Health Service. We know, because we read about it daily, that the health...
  • WWI, the Not So Great War

    07/31/2014 6:51:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, formal declarations of war occurred 100 years ago on July 28 (Austria declares war on Serbia) and Aug. 1 (Germany declares war on Russia, and Russia on Germany). Aug. 1, 1914 will be commemorated Sunday at a charity event to benefit current British war veterans at Highclere Castle, the site of the...
  • Heather Has Three Parents – Strange and Awful Plans are Under Way in England’s In Vitro...

    07/28/2014 2:16:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/28/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There’s an old saying in Latin: Omni trinum perfectum (all things are perfect in threes). It is a saying that emerges from the Trinitarian Theology but is meant somewhat playfully.  The other day, however, something was announced that definitely is not perfect in threes. A frightening piece in the BBC News describes three where there should be two, or, two’s company but three’s an unnatural crowd. Here are some excerpts from the original article along with my comments in plain red text. The full article is available here: Three’s a Crowd! A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. In...
  • Duran Duran Sue Own Fan Club

    07/26/2014 4:35:25 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 48 replies
    Rollin Stone ^ | 7/23/14 | Kory Grow
    Duran Duran are suing their own fan club for breach of contract, claiming that it did not pay the band its promised revenue. In 2010, the group signed a contract with Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc., based in a town about 30 minutes outside of Chicago, that guaranteed the band 75 percent of all profits, according to Chicago Sun-Times, while the company kept the rest. Although part of the suit alleges that the company failed to keep precise fan-club records, collect membership fees and keep accurate accounting, Simon Le Bon & Co. claim that the company owes them approximately $40,000 in...
  • Scottish independence : Don’t leave us this way

    07/15/2014 12:01:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    The Economist ^ | 15 July 2014 | Economist
    Opinion polls suggest the Scots will decide against leaving, but it is the nationalists who have fire in their bellies, and Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), is a strong finisher. The campaign has been a bad-tempered one, marked by growing Scottish anger at English complacency and indifference while English resentment of Scottish whingeing and freeloading has risen On economics, the nationalists say that Scots will be Ł1,000 a year better-off per head if they go it alone. That number, however, is based on implausible assumptions about the oil price, Scotland’s debt burden, demography and productivity....
  • US Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag

    07/11/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | July 11, 2014 | William Michael
    Can I pose a serious question? At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itself? Last time I checked, the official flag of the country was the Stars and Stripes, not the same rainbow that is found on the doors of gay bars downtown. A friend sent me this picture of the U.S. Embassy in London...
  • Why the Fourth of July Is a Presbyterian Holiday

    07/05/2014 8:05:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Reformation 21 ^ | 7-4-14 | Rick Phillips
    While Americans today are roasting hot dogs and setting off fireworks, few will be thinking deeply about the significance of the event we remember, the issuing of The Declaration of Independence by our courageous Founding Fathers. Christians should realize, however, that the ideas enshrined in the founding of our nation and in the Declaration are biblical ideas that are just as important today. Reformed Christians, especially, should see in the language of our Founders the ideas of covenant theology that are essential for us to recover and defend today. With this in mind, let me offer three reasons why the...
  • Rural U.K. school arranges urban field trip to meet people who are not white

    06/10/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | June 10, 2014 | National Post Staff
    Pupils from Payhembury Primary, a Church of England elementary school in a small village in Devon, south-west England, are to be taken on a trip to London so they can meet people who are not white. Inspectors from the education regulatory body Ofsted decided not to upgrade the school from “good” to “outstanding” because it was not sufficiently “multicultural.” In response the headmistress of the school, which consists of 68 white pupils, has organized a two-day trip to a school in London where three-quarters of the pupils are from ethnic minorities. Parents will be asked to pay Ł35 ($64) to...
  • 19 of 20 Pizzas Contain FAKE CHEESE Shocking Undercover Inspection Finds

    06/30/2014 3:14:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/30 | Jonathon Symcox
    The food sampling operation across 20 fast food outlets in Lancashire also found ham on 10 out of 15 pizzas contained turkey DNAA trading standards department has revealed EVERY takeaway they investigated in a recent inspection has been selling customers pizzas containing “fake cheese”. Officers visited 20 outlets in Lancashire for the food sampling operation and performed tests on ingredients used in hundreds of pizzas sold to customers. Each premises failed on descriptions of the ham, cheese, or both. The report revealed 19 out of 20 samples were found to contain “analogue cheese” - an artificial cheesy substance that is...
  • Heart-broken grandmother refuses to think of five-year-old ‘transgender’ grandson as a girl

    11/04/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Christine Dhanagom
    ESSEX, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jill Recknell is mourning the loss of her grandson, despite the fact that he is alive and well. It’s just that, according to five-year-old Zach Avery and his parents, he’s not her grandson anymore. He’s her granddaughter. Zach’s family, who live in England, says that he was a normal boy up until last year, when he became obsessed with the cartoon character Dora the Explorer and started dressing in girl’s clothing. Zach before becoming a "girl." “He just turned round to me one day and said, ‘Mummy, I’m a girl,’” Theresa Avery, Zach’s mother,...
  • The Pope’s Jest

    06/22/2014 3:30:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | June 20, 2014 | RICHARD BECKER
    Humour can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle. ~ G.K. Chesterton On the 9th of December, 1886, Pope Leo XIII goofed. Or maybe not.It was an auspicious month for the Catholic Church in Britain. The Holy Father had already approved the beatification of 54 English martyrs (including Thomas More and Bishop John Fisher) on December 4th, and then five days later he introduced the cause of an additional 261 martyrs, declaring them all Venerable. Prominent among the latter was Fr. William Harcourt, the underground Jesuit superior of London who, along with four...
  • Thieving postman allowed to stay in Britain under right to family life

    06/22/2014 6:23:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:30AM BST 22 Jun 2014 | Patrick Sawer, Tom Whitehead and David Barrett
    A postman who stole dozens of letters and parcels as part of a Ł500,000 credit-card fraud cannot be deported to the Ivory Coast because he has children in Britain. Despite committing what both a judge and the Home Office described as “a serious breach of trust”, Harnault Hospice Kassi convinced an immigration tribunal that his removal would breach his right to family life. The ruling is the latest in a growing number of cases of foreign-born criminals using human rights laws to prevent their removal from Britain. It means Kassi, 39, cannot be returned to his home country, even though...
  • Judge: I may have been wrong to condemn Christian B&B owners

    A judge who condemned a Christian couple for turning away gay guests from their hotel yesterday said her decision may have been wrong. Supreme Court deputy president Baroness Hale called for a rethink on religious and gay rights six months after she rejected the B&B owners’ arguments in a key test case. Lady Hale said in a speech that the law has done too little to protect the beliefs of Christians. And she cast doubts over her own judgment in the landmark case in which a gay couple sued Christian hoteliers Peter and Hazelmary Bull.
  • Many Fans of Mexico at World Cup Come From US

    06/18/2014 11:34:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 123 replies
    Assciated Press ^ | June 19, 2014 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    The number of fans cheering Mexico at the World Cup has taken observers in Brazil by surprise. But talk to those waving the green-white-and-red, and it becomes clear that when the tournament ends, many will return home not to Mexico, but to the United States.
  • Latest UK abortion figures suggest that abortion is being used as contraception

    06/18/2014 6:54:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | Tim Stanley
    The UK abortion statistics for 2013 are out and they make for uncomfortable reading. It’s true that abortion rate is down, but the number of abortions is up – by 2.1 per cent since 2003. Other details: - The proportion of abortions taking place in the independent sector, financed by the NHS, is up. - The vast majority of abortions were taken under Ground C of the Abortion Act 1967, of which 99.84 per cent were due to a risk to the mother’s mental health. Such a risk is, of course, notoriously hard to define and allegedly flexible in meaning....
  • Abortion Targets Blacks in England: Blacks Are 3.3% of Population But Have 9% of Abortions

    06/16/2014 8:52:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/13/14 | Carole Novielli
    According to The Telegraph, Black or black British people only make up 3.3 per cent of the population but accounted for 9 per cent of abortions.The information is from a report is from the 2013 Summary information from the abortion notification forms returned to the Chief Medical Officers of England and Wales published in June of this year (2014).Of women who had an abortion and whose ethnicity was recorded in 2013, 76% were reported as White, 9% as Asian or Asian British and 9% as Black or Black British. This is a slight drop from earlier years: REPEAT ABORTIONS HIGH...
  • 'Black Flag Of Jihad Will Fly Over London': Alarm Over UK-Born Iraq Fighters' Threat

    06/16/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Strategy · 23 replies
    RT ^ | June 16, 2014
    Terror alerts, 9/11-style bombings and murders of British citizens will soon come to London's streets, according to chilling threats from UK citizens fighting alongside Islam's most violent terrorist group operating in Syria and Iraq. The threat comes from British nationals fighting for the Sunni militant group calling themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) in Syria. According to the Sunday Times, they promise that after they're done there, Britain is next. The message comes from three such fighters, all youngsters in their teens and twenties. According to the Times, these aren't regular disenchanted youths at all: one...
  • Maine Governor Aligns State Policy With Federal Ban on Aid to Illegal Aliens

    The Administration of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) will implement plans to eliminate state support for illegal aliens who apply for or receive General Assistance benefits. Although the plan is consistent with a federal ban on aid to illegal aliens, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills (D) said the move may be unconstitutional. Since December, LePage has sought to prohibit state aid from flowing to illegal aliens to bring General Assistance standards in line with qualifications for federal aid such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and food stamps.
  • 'Culture Of Fear' Exists At Several Muslim-Majority Schools, British Regulator Says

    06/09/2014 9:31:26 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-9-2014 | Fox News
    Published June 09, 2014 FoxNews.com April 16, 2014: Government inspectors say there is a "culture of fear and intimidation" at several British schools, including Park View School in Birmingham, investigated over allegations of a plot to run them along strict Islamic lines.Ap Inspectors in Britain investigating allegations of a plot to run several schools according to strict Islamic rules said Monday that there is evidence of an “organized campaign” to target certain schools and a “culture of fear and intimidation” exists on multiple campuses. The Office for Standards in Education, or OFSTED, said five of 21 schools it inspected in...
  • While we turn a blind eye to Islamists, our children suffer (England finally waking up?)

    06/07/2014 2:01:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2014 | Charles Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher
    Politicians are so busy squabbling over extremism that they are failing to tackle it. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Home Office website published a letter from the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. In it, Mrs May asked some rude questions about why his department had not acted earlier to investigate accusations of Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham. This was heat-of-the-night stuff. One government department is not supposed to publish its attacks on another. The error was tacitly acknowledged: on Thursday afternoon, the letter was taken down from the website. As has been reported,...
  • Police use draconian 'riot law' to break up pro-life vigil outside abortion clinic

    06/06/2014 10:04:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mail online ^ | Arthur Martin and Simon Caldwell
    Pro-life campaigners have been threatened with arrest under a draconian ‘riot law’ for holding prayer vigils outside an abortion clinic. Police used legislation which is commonly used to disperse rioters and football hooligans to force three campaigners to move away from the clinic on two separate occasions over the past six weeks. Officers issued the group, who try to persuade women to keep their unborn babies, with Section 14 Public Order Act notices. The strongly worded notice, which was used on both occasions, read: ‘I believe the intention of the organisers is the intimidation of others with a view to...
  • 2 jailed after neighbor was ‘eaten alive’ by pet dog

    06/06/2014 4:29:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | June 5, 2014
    Two women have been jailed for a year after their neighbor was “literally eaten alive” by their hungry dog. Hayley Sulley, 30, and Della Woods, 29, of Norris Green in Liverpool were at a barbecue when their presa canario crossbreed, Charlie, made his way into the backyard of the women’s retired neighbour, Clifford Clarke, 79. The dog had not been fed for 45 hours and was eating plastic bowls, cigarette butts and drinking dirty water. Clarke, who had celebrated his birthday just the day before, was cooking lamb and had left his kitchen door open. Clarke was attacked so badly,...
  • Thatcher's Close Friend , 71, Kidnapped, Pistol-Whipped and Robbed of Ł1M Jewellery by Hooded Gang

    06/03/2014 10:43:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Margaret Thatcher's close friend Lady Powell, 71, kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed of Ł1m in jewellery and watches by hooded gang outside her Rome villa as she searched for missing dachshundSocialite Carla Powell – confidante to a Who’s Who of celebrities and world politicians – told last night how she was robbed at gunpoint in a terrifying raid at her secluded farmhouse. The 71-year-old, who counts Tony Blair and David Cameron as friends, was thrown to the floor, pistol-whipped and kicked by a masked gang who ransacked her home in hills outside Rome. They escaped with thousands of pounds of jewellery,...
  • British consulates open doors to same sex marriages in Russia

    06/03/2014 5:58:52 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/3/2014 | Matthew Holehouse and Steven Swinford
    Same sex marriages can take place in the British consulates of more than 20 countries where the ceremonies are not legal including Russia, Azerbaijan, Serbia and Hungary. The Foreign Office has opened the doors of its missions to British nationals and their partners who wish to wed but are unable to under foreign laws. Chris Bryant, the former Foreign office minister and openly gay Labour MP, said he hoped the move would be "celebrated" in countries like Russia where homosexuals face prejudice and persecution. In June last year Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, signed into law a bill punishing people...
  • Classic Car Chase From 1968 Movie Bullitt, recreated

    05/26/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Express & Star ^ | May 19, 2014
    The epic car chase from the classic 1968 film Bullitt is still hailed as one of the most dramatic, exciting and influential in movie history.Now – as a special homage to the Oscar-winning original, which starred Hollywood legend Steve McQueen driving a Ford Mustang GT fastback – a modern day recreation is all set to be a YouTube sensation. The awe-inspiring, high-speed pursuit featured in the original action thriller was filmed on the hilly streets of San Francisco. Today’s tribute, however, was shot in Britain at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit where the iconic Mustang will be celebrating its 50th...
  • Farage hails UKIP triumph as Labour and the Tories are humiliated

    05/25/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Nigel Farage tonight claimed victory in the European elections, becoming the first 'insurgent party' to top a national vote. With results still being declared, Mr Farage broke cover to predict he will humiliate the Westminster parties, pushing Labour and the Tories into second and third. Support for Ukip has surged by more than 12 per cent, outstripping a more modest boost in votes for Labour, while the Lib Dems faced near-wipeout, with some calling for Nick Clegg to resign. Mr Farage said: 'Ukip is going to win this election and yes that will be an earthquake because never before in...
  • A Gem of Historical Fiction, Book Review: "Treason"

    05/24/2014 8:36:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CE.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Michael Morow
    A Gem of Historical Fiction by Michael Morow on January 17, 2014 ·  Treason dramatizes the hunt and persecution of English Catholics in the reign of Elizabeth I, the fa­mous “ virgin queen” enshrined and celebrated at the center of the culture of English- speaking peo­ples. Set in 1581, the year that St. Edward Campion was martyred, events in rural Devonshire are seen through an ensemble of characters both Catholic and Protestant.The main action occurs in six days, the epilogue three months later. In a mere 184 deftly written pages, the novel is complete, whole, and resonant. The reader is...
  • Tom Neil-Veteran Battle of Britain Pilot's Speech - RAF Museum

    05/17/2014 4:31:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jul 22, 2013 | RAF Museum
    Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC & Bar, AFC and AE recounts his days as a RAF pilot during WWII and his experiences during the Battle of Britain For the first time, the RAF Museum brings you this video in one complete, uninterrupted, video.
  • The gloves come off in England

    05/09/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Renfield · 53 replies
    The Occidental Observer ^ | 4-30-2014 | Francis Carr Begbie
    The arrest of Paul Weston, an anti-immigration campaigner in England, for repeating Winston Churchill’s unflattering observations about Islam in a public speech has been reported around the world with headlines from the US to Russia to Japan. Weston, who leads a small party called LibertyGB, was bundled into a police van outside the Guildhall in the town of Winchester, after being arrested for suspected racial harassment. It is a shocking event because to many people overseas, Britain is still a country where there is freedom of speech. But the Weston arrest is only the latest in a series of incidents...
  • ‘It’s Easier Being Christian in Abu Dhabi Than in UK’

    05/09/2014 2:08:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 9, 2014 | Sami Zaatari
    Pastor says Emirati religious tolerance should be emulated all over worldAbu Dhabi: ‘In many ways it’s easier being a Christian here than it is back in the United Kingdom,” says Reverend Andrew Thompson (MBE), the senior pastor at Abu Dhabi’s St Andrew’s Church. The UAE has always prided itself on its tolerance, with religious freedom enshrined in the constitution. Article 32 states that the “freedom to exercise religious worship is guaranteed in accordance with established customs and provided it does not conflict with public policy or violate public morals.” The large Christian expatriate community in Abu Dhabi bears this out,...
  • As Capital Flees, England Is Texas, and the U.S. Is California

    05/09/2014 6:47:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    RCM ^ | 05/08/2014 | Tom Giovanetti
    When Toyota announced that it was moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas, some were surprised, but everyone understood why. Because of its high taxes and regulations, California ranks among the worst states in the nation in which to do business, and a move from California would have an immediate positive impact on Toyota USA's bottom line. And Toyota is only the latest.There are certainly costs involved in moving a business, including disruptions to the lives of its employees. But the migration of businesses from antagonistic states like California and New York to business-friendly states like Texas suggests that,...
  • Report: British Islamic Charity Accused of Funding Boko Haram Terrorists

    11/30/2012 11:46:46 AM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    gateway ^ | November 30, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Nigerian based Boko Haram Islamist group is responsible for over 900 deaths. Members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the 2011 Christmas day bomb blasts in Madalla, Niger State and Jos, the plateau state capital, that left 28 people dead... Now there is a report that a British Islamic charity is funding Boko Haram... The UK authorities are looking into an alleged possible link between a British charity organization and the Nigerian Boko Haram extremist Islamist group. The UK Charity Commission (CC) has confirmed, for the first time, that it is talking to different departments, regarding...
  • Archaeologists Begin Dig on Buried Stone Circle TEN Times Bigger than Stonehenge

    07/01/2010 5:37:28 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 51 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 6/30/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Archaeologists have begun a major dig to unearth the hidden mysteries of a buried ancient stone circle site that is ten times bigger than Stonehenge. The enormous 4,000 year old Marden Henge, in Wiltshire, is Britain's largest prehistoric structure stretching for 10.5 hectares, the equivalent of 10 football pitches. English Heritage is carrying out a six-week dig hoping to reveal the secrets behind the giant henge which has baffled historians for centuries.
  • Stop the Train - There’s a Scorpion in My Bag!

    05/02/2014 1:01:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 02 May 2014
    A dangerous scorpion shocked passengers as it nipped into a Tube station and tried to pinch a ride on a man’s bag.The man screamed when he saw it clinging to his bag at Victoria Underground station in central London. London Underground staff were quickly on hand after hearing the commotion, British Transport Police (BTP) said. They managed to capture the scorpion and placed it in a plastic lunchbox, which they pierced with air holes, while they called the police. Specialist wildlife crime officers from BTP went to the station to remove the creature, which had been put on a shelf...
  • Divers Take to the Water to Hand-Feed Moray Eels

    04/30/2014 3:55:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Chester Chronicle ^ | Apr 30, 2014
    One of the leopard moray eels at the Blue Planet Aquarium Intrepid divers have taken to the water to hand-feed a shoal of moray eels at Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks. The aquarium is looking after a group of eight leopard moray eels, each measuring close to a metre in length. At the moment, the eels are in a special holding tank which adjoins the giant Caribbean Reef display and divers are training the tropical eels to feed from their hands. Blue Planet Aquarium’s dive officer Matt Martin said: “We need the morays to get used to the experience of...
  • UNREAL: Quoting Churchill About Islam Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston Arrested

    04/27/2014 11:57:18 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4-27-14 | Clash Daily
    oday Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, has been arrested in Winchester. At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted this excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent...
  • ‘Muslim morality squads’ accused of confiscating students’ Easter eggs in U.K.

    04/21/2014 10:00:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    National Post ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | National Post Wire Services
    Children who took Easter eggs to class allegedly had them confiscated by “Muslim morality squads” patrolling a school in Birmingham, England, according to press reports. The school is at the centre of an investigation into claims Islamic hardliners are attempting to infiltrate and run secular state schools in the city. The mother of one of the students — who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals — told the Daily Express that groups of older students were taking the eggs from younger children and teachers were ignoring their actions. “My daughter tried to bring in an Easter...
  • Ancient puppy paw prints found on Roman tiles

    04/21/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 18, 2014 | Megan Gannon
    The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England... The artifacts, which could be nearly 2,000 years old, were found in the Blackfriars area of Leicester... Wardell Armstrong Archaeology was brought in to dig at a site where a construction company plans to build student housing. At least one of the tiles is tainted with dog paw prints, and one is marked with the hoof prints of a sheep or a goat that trampled on the clay before it was dry... The tiles...
  • Moyes is OUT! Glazers finally lose patience with Fergie's failed replacement and now United boss..

    04/21/2014 7:45:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2014 | Ian Ladyman
    David Moyes will be sacked by Manchester United in the coming weeks and could even go before the end of the day. United’s owners the Glazer family have finally lost patience with Moyes after a dismal season that has seen the reigning Barclays Premier League champions slump to seventh in the table. The final straw was Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Everton, their 11th in the Barclays Premier League this season, and a result that left the title holders down 13 points off the Champions League places.
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses (photo gallery with descriptions)

    04/08/2014 11:48:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Facebook - Walthamstow (unofficial) Tourist Board ^ | March 21, 2012 to present | Warpdog
    Celebrities desperate to get the Walthamstow look
  • Parents could be jailed for starving their children of love

    04/01/2014 4:10:05 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/1/14 | By News.com.au
    Parents could be jailed for starving their children of love By News.com.au Parents who deny their children love or affection could be jailed under new child neglect laws in Britain. Changes to the laws will make “emotional cruelty” a crime for the first time, alongside physical or sexual abuse, the London Telegraph reports. Parents found guilty under the “Cinderella Law”, which will be introduced in the Queen’s Speech in early June, could face up to ten years in prison.
  • Witches Cleared in Re-Trial 400 Years Late

    03/29/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    It took more than 400 years, but the infamous Lancashire Witches have finally got justice. The city of Lancaster, where 12 were convicted and 10 of them hanged in 1612, corrected one of history’s most celebrated miscarriages of justice with a re-trial in a busy shopping centre. Panels of jurors invited to sit in judgement on the case through the day returned a not guilty verdict. The “witches” of Pendle, including rival matriarchs Demdike and Chattox, were fitted up. A bit late, maybe. But at least the poor souls who were rounded up around Pendle Hill and subjected to a...
  • The Cruel Sea (1953)

    03/28/2014 9:50:24 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 65 replies
    1953 | Ealing Studios
    Opening in the autumn of 1939 just as the Battle of the Atlantic begins, Lieutenant-Commander George Ericson, a British Merchant Navy and Royal Naval Reserve officer, is recalled to the Royal Navy and given command of HMS Compass Rose, a newly built Flower class corvette intended for convoy escort duties. His sub-lieutenants, Lockhart and Ferraby, are both newly commissioned and without experience at sea. The new first lieutenant, James Bennett (Stanley Baker), is an abusive martinet. Despite these initial disadvantages, the ship's company gains hard experience and becomes an effective fighting unit. At first their worst enemy is the weather...