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  • ‘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 · 32 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 · 50 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...
  • School teachers strike in England and Wales

    03/26/2014 5:02:56 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Wednesday 26 March 2014 07.40 | Richard Adams
    Here's a morning summary of what we know about the National Union of Teachers strike so far today: • Pupils across England and Wales will miss a day of school as teachers joined rallies, marches and picket lines to protest against changes to their pay, pensions and working conditions • Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and parts of London are among the cities with high proportion of schools closed, while the Wirral, County Durham and Wales have also seen widespread closures Yorkshire: 644 schools affected in west, south and north of the county Cambridgeshire - 74 closures or partial closures (21 closed,...
  • Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit

    03/18/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Political Correctness Watch ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jimmy Perry
    Full Title - It ain't half daft for the BBC to ban my show for being racist: Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit" Here’s a funny thing, though it might not make you laugh. Dad’s Army, the show I created and co-wrote with David Croft, is repeated every Saturday and gets audiences of 2.2 million. But my favourite sitcom of all, the one that recaptures the most extraordinary era of my life, will never be screened again. It Ain’t Half Hot Mum has been deemed by the BBC too politically...
  • British woman marries her dog, confesses: ‘I’m totally her b---h’

    03/12/2014 2:05:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 63 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3-11-14 | Joel Landau
    A British woman says she has finally found the true meaning of marriage now that she has divorced her husband and married her dog. Amanda Rodgers and her dog/wife Sheba appeared on British television's ITV's "This Morning" Tuesday to discuss why she decided to wed her pet in a ceremony attended by 200 people in Croatia last week, reports the Mirror. "She was two weeks old and she was new to the world — but I fell in love with her," Rodgers, 47, told the show's hosts. "I knew that we were meant to be." RELATED: BRAZILIAN MAN PLANS TO...
  • The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues

    03/10/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 111 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-9-2014 | Phil Robinson
    The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues by Phil Robinson Published: 9 March 2014 (GMT+10) CMI have frequently published articles regarding the unbalanced way in which creationism is dealt with at Government level, and in some instances banned in the UK education system.1,2,3,4 Only a few weeks ago, we ran with an article, appealing to End bad science and discrimination in education policies. The attacks are relentless and display a level of aggressive intolerance that is hard to stomach, coming as they do from the self-proclaimed ‘voices of reason’. Four recent news stories from the UK demonstrate the...
  • Manchester police seize stun gun disguised as iPhone (UK)

    03/09/2014 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 March 2014 | Last updated at 08:41 ET
    A stun gun disguised as a mobile phone has been seized from a 14-year-old boy in Manchester. Police said the weapon, which looks like a black iPhone and emits a strong electric shock, was found when the boy was searched. An officer suffered a shock as he examined it, but was not seriously hurt. A knife was also seized during the search, prompted after reports four teenagers were racially abusing a bus driver in Portland Street. …
  • 'We can't prove sex with children does them harm' says Labour-linked NCCL

    03/04/2014 7:16:32 PM PST · by massmike · 52 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 03/04/2014 | James Murray & James Fielding
    EVIDENCE has emerged that the views of the Paedophile Information Exchange influenced policy-making at the National Council for Civil Liberties when it was run by former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt. PIE members were lobbying NCCL officials for the age of consent to be reduced and campaigning for “paedophile love”. Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group. Today we publish extracts from an NCCL report written for the Criminal Law Revision Committee in 1976 when Mrs Hewitt was general secretary....
  • Man Tried to Rob Bookies with Cucumber Hidden in Sock ... Sentenced to 3 Years (U.K.)

    03/02/2014 9:04:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 2, 2014 | Lee Moran
    Man sentenced to 3 years for holding up bookies with cucumber hidden in sock Gary Rough claims he was 'only joking' when he tried to rob the Ladbrokes in Glasgow, England, with a cucumber hidden inside a sock, which he tried to play off as a sawed-off shotgun. Rough was given 40 months jail time for the incident. A British robber has been jailed for holding up bookies with a cucumber. Gary Rough, 28, stuffed the lengthy vegetable into a black sock to try and make it look like a sawed-off shotgun. He then demanded cash from terrified staff at...
  • Predator contacted girl, 14, ..... got her pregnant and bullied her into abortion

    02/27/2014 10:47:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    The Herald. ^ | Plymouth Herald
    FULL TITLE: Predator contacted girl, 14, hours after jail release - got her pregnant and bullied her into abortion A sexual predator from Plymouth who contacted a 14-year-old just hours after being freed from prison has been jailed after he made her pregnant and bullied her into having an abortion. Stephen Lobb seduced the victim despite having been jailed for making another under age girl pregnant. He contacted her on the day after he was let out. When the girl from Plymouth became pregnant he told her to ‘get rid of it’ and then left her for another girl who...
  • Prominent Labour Pols Accused of Pedophilia Advocacy

    02/25/2014 10:08:58 AM PST · by massmike · 10 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 02/25/2014 | Dave Blount
    Not many will be surprised when, having finished normalizing homosexuality to their satisfaction, the degenerate liberal ruling class turns to pedophilia. But the deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party Harriet Harman and her MP husband are a bit ahead of their time: Harman, her MP husband Jack Dromey and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt have been under mounting pressure to explain the connections to the Paedophile Information Exchange while holding key roles in the National Council for Civil Liberties. The pressure group granted ‘affiliate’ status to PIE, a notorious group of predatory paedophiles. The case against her is strong: The...
  • Millions Of Patients 'Unable To See GPs' (Great Britain...Obamacare's future?)

    02/23/2014 9:29:36 AM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2014 | Thomas Moore
    More than 34 million patients will fail to get an appointment with their GP this year, according to figures seen by Sky News. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) used official NHS statistics to estimate the number of patients who will be unable to see a GP or practice nurse because surgeries are too busy.
  • Ancient graves hint at cultural shift to Anglo-Saxon Britain

    02/17/2014 1:08:17 PM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 2-14-2014 | Alex Peel
    Human remains dug up from an ancient grave in Oxfordshire add to a growing body of evidence that Britain's fifth-century transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon was cultural rather than bloody. The traditional historical narrative is one of brutal conquest, with invaders from the North wiping out and replacing the pre-existing population. But a new study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, hints at a more peaceful process. Dr Andrew Millard, from Durham University, is one of the study's authors. 'The main controversy over the years has centred on how many Anglo-Saxons came across the North Sea,' he says. 'Was...
  • 'Time has come' to ban smoking in cars carrying children, Cameron says but he'll miss vote

    02/10/2014 11:49:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2014 | Matt Chorley
    David Cameron is backing a ban on smoking in cars carrying children, but will miss today's crunch vote. The Prime Minister is to visit flooded communities across the South West as MPs vote on plans to make it a criminal offence to light up in a car in England, punishable by a £60 fine or points on a motorist’s licence. Three years ago the Prime Minister said he was 'not sure whether it is possible to legislate in that area' and called for a 'change in attitudes'. But today the PM's official spokesman said Mr Cameron now supports a ban....
  • Dartmoor tomb treasure hoard uncovered by archaeologists

    02/09/2014 6:43:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Staff
    Archaeologists from around the UK have been examining a hoard of treasures unearthed in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor. Prehistoric jewellery, animal pelts and beads made of amber were among the finds about two years ago in the burial chamber. The chamber, known as a cist, was found on Whitehorse Hill, near Chagford.
  • Agency for flooding that puts greater water parsnips and voles before local people (UK)

    02/08/2014 11:04:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:58 EST, 8 February 2014 | David Rose
    The Environment Agency put water voles, greater water parsnips, silver diving beetles and large marsh grasshoppers ahead of people in the flood-ravaged Somerset Levels, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. A 250-page agency document issued in 2008 shows that years of neglecting vital dredging which used to let water drain away much faster is part of a deliberate policy to increase flooding in the areas now worst affected.The policy was revealed as agency director of operations David Jordan angered residents yesterday by calling the flood defenses a “success story”. He said: “We need to recognize that 1.3 million other properties...
  • Rare Iguanas Stuffed in Socks Seized at Heathrow Airport

    02/08/2014 10:56:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Smugglers stuffed 13 ‘incredibly rare’ iguanas into socks and tried to take them through Heathrow Airport. The endangered lizards were found by customs officers in a suitcase at Terminal Five when they stopped two Romanian women who arrived from the Bahamas. They were trying to take the San Salvador rock iguanas, which are native to the Bahamas and under threat of extinction, on to Dusseldorf in Germany. Each was wrapped in a sock and 12 survived the journey, while one died. Rare iguanas stuffed in socks seized at Heathrow Airport The iguanas were smuggled inside one suitcase (Picture: PA) Grant...
  • Thomas S. Monson Court Summons

    02/04/2014 5:35:58 PM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 68 replies
    Mormonthink ^ | 2-4-14 | None listed
    Thomas Monson issued court summons to answer allegations of fraud - 2/4/14 The Prophet of the LDS Church, Thomas S. Monson has been ordered to attend court and face allegations of fraud. A court in London, England has issued Thomas Spencer Monson with 2 summons (see below) containing allegations of seven offences in contravention of Section 1 Fraud Act 2006. Mr. Monson is required to attend the court, Westminster Magistrates’ Court, on 14th March 2014. The court will then almost certainly refer the case to Southwark Crown Court for further proceedings. Failure of Mr. Monson to attend the Court on...
  • 1014 AD impact event causes Atlantic tsunami and end of Aztec’s Fourth Sun?

    01/11/2012 12:29:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    2012Quest ^ | January 12th, 2011 | Gary C. Daniels
    The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that in England 1014 AD, on the eve of St. Michael’s day (September 28, 1014) “came the great sea-flood, which spread wide over this land, and ran so far up as it never did before, overwhelming many towns, and an innumerable multitude of people.” This is clearly a reference to a tsunami similar to the one that struck Indonesia in December 2004 which killed over 250,000 people. What could have caused this tsunami? Could a meteor or comet impact in the Atlantic Ocean have been the cause? Researcher Dallas Abbott of the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory...
  • Multitudes are coming into the Voice of Courage !

    02/01/2014 12:11:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    Multitudes are coming into the voice of courage now for they shall be used to scurge(exhaust) the false lions and destroy the wolves of plight and now more than ever before your courage shall bring you breakthrough just as JOB for his was a test of courage to remove all fear and doubt for I AM in you and I surround you in an eternal manner to bring you to fruition and as The Vine I watch and My Father prunes so all our fruit bears forth . So realize that this season of harvest is not just for others...
  • If Scotland Votes for Independence, It’s Going to Need an Army

    01/22/2014 9:59:25 AM PST · by DesScorp · 53 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 1-22-2014 | Peter Vine
    This year voters in Scotland will decide whether to remain within the United Kingdom. Scottish sovereignty rides on two things: any eventual negotiations between London and Edinburgh and the gradually evolving position of the Scottish National Party, the primary backer of the independence bid. And if it happens, the resulting military reform is going to be a mess. If the vote is yay, the most optimistic date for negotiations is March 2016, but it isn’t out of the question that sticking points could push this back. Defense could be one of those points. In its white paper on a newly...
  • Queen hands over the reigns to Prince Charles - historic step closer to a new king

    01/19/2014 10:33:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | January 20, 2014 | Andy Lines
    It is being dubbed the “gentle succession” – as the Queen gradually begins to relinquish some of her traditional duties as monarch. As she approaches her 88th birthday in April after almost 62 years on the throne, she has agreed to hand over part of her workload in a historic “job-share” arrangement with Prince Charles. In a royal first, he will be taking on more head of state-style responsibilities as the Palace starts to make tentative plans for his eventual succession. Courtiers yesterday described the softly-softly move as “wise” – and “just plain common sense”. The first sign of the...
  • The life of an Anglo-Saxon princess

    07/17/2010 2:40:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 17 June 2010 | Michael Wood
    The unearthing of Eadgyth, the Anglo-Saxon princess, was an emotional moment for historian Michael Wood. She was the Diana of the dark ages – charismatic, with the common touch ___ For anyone interested in the kings and queens of England it was a touching moment last year to see the heavy tomb cover lifted in Magdeburg Cathedral. The inscription said the occupant was Eadgyth, queen of the Germans, the Anglo-Saxon granddaughter of Alfred the Great, sister of Athelstan the first king of a united England. But was it really her? Now the results of the scientific examination are through: isotopes...
  • Unmarked Grave Dug up in Hunt for England's King Alfred the Great

    03/30/2013 5:24:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed March 27, 2013 | Laura Smith-Spark
    Archaeologists dug up an unmarked grave in a quiet English churchyard in search of remains of King Alfred the Great, a ninth century monarch credited with fending off the Vikings. The exhumation was apparently triggered by fears that interest over the recent discovery of the skeleton of Richard III could lead grave robbers to dig the area for his bones. Alfred the Great is known to generations of schoolchildren through a popular legend that tells of his scolding by a peasant woman for letting her cakes burn while he watched over them. He was at the time preoccupied with the...
  • Identifying Eadgyth

    12/02/2010 6:09:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 1+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | November 26, 2010 | University of Bristol
    Eadgyth was the granddaughter of Alfred the Great and the half-sister of Athelstan, the first acknowledged King of England. She was sent to marry Otto, King of Saxony, in AD 929, and bore him at least two children, before her death, at around the age of 36, in AD 946. Buried in the monastery of St Maurice in Magdeburg, historical records state that her bones were moved on at least three occasions before being interred in an elaborate tomb in Magdeburg Cathedral in 1510. It was long assumed that this tomb was empty, so, when German archaeologists opened it in...
  • Archaeologists might have found bone of England's King Alfred the Great

    01/18/2014 11:00:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2014 | Michael Holden (editing by Stephen Addison)
    Tests have shown that a pelvic bone found in a museum box is likely to have been either that of Alfred - the only English king to have the moniker "Great" - or his son King Edward the Elder. The bone was found among remains dug up at a medieval abbey in Winchester, southwest England, the capital of Alfred's kingdom. The remains were initially discovered in an excavation some 15 years ago but were not tested at the time, and were stored in a box at Winchester Museum until archaeologists came upon them after a failed bid to find Alfred...
  • One million-year-old settlement uncovered in Britain

    01/16/2014 8:11:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | January 13, 2014 | April Holloway
    Archaeologists believe they have found the birthplace of British civilisation, and it is underneath a £15-a-night caravan park in Norfolk, England. Discoveries at the site include one million-year-old artefacts and fossilised animal remains, which are the oldest ever found in the UK. Scientists now believe that it was the first, or one of the first settlement sites of early humans in Britain. Although researchers are yet to uncover any human remains from our predecessors, it is believed the site currently lying beneath Manor Caravan Park in Happisburgh, Norfolk, was a settlement created by early human relatives, such as Homo erectus....
  • Now Boris and No 10 join forces to defend Gove over Blackadder... (WW I)

    01/10/2014 6:02:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2014 | Max Hastings
    David Cameron and Boris Johnson rode to Michael Gove’s defence over his call to banish the ‘left-wing myths’ of the First World War depicted on shows like Blackadder. Downing Street said the Education Secretary was right to blame German militarism for the outbreak of the war, while the London Mayor joined him in condemning the Left. But Mr Gove found himself exposed to a counter attack as Nick Clegg and a Cambridge academic he has condemned, embarked on a new round of hostilities.
  • Social workers take children from families who overfeed them

    01/02/2014 9:36:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Express ^ | December 29, 2013 | Matthew Davis
    One child had a BMI measurement of 35, which for a six-foot man would mean weighing 19st. Britain's obesity epidemic, which sees NHS hospitals dealing with 1,000 cases every day, is a reversal of the traditional problem when children were undernourished. Increasingly social workers find youngsters being fed a high-fat, sugary diet, which can be just as bad for their health. The phenomenon is known as "killing with kindness" because the child craves the unhealthy food and a loving parent feels unable to say no. Professionals say they have to make complex decisions in care proceedings and a family's gross...
  • You Be the Judge: When Should Government Be Allowed to Take Your Children?

    12/31/2013 11:57:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    As part of my “You Be the Judge” series, I periodically share stories that presumably create moral quandaries for libertarians and other advocates of limited government and individual liberty. It’s not easy being libertarian! Though I’ve been lax in this regard since my last iteration in the series was about drug legalization back in April. Time to atone for this oversight. Today’s thorny topic deals with the reasons that government must provide before taking children from their parents. We had an example of this type of quandary earlier in the year, which actually resulted in parents fleeing to Cuba. Our...
  • M&S tells Muslim staff they CAN refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork

    12/22/2013 4:00:45 PM PST · by gooblah · 62 replies
    Dailymail ^ | December 2013 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Marks & Spencer has told Muslim staff they can refuse to serve shoppers buying alcohol or pork, it has been revealed. The chain has granted checkout workers in more than 700 stores permission to politely decline to serve customers for religious reasons. Instead, shoppers are being asked to wait to pay for certain items at a different till.
  • 'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies at 84

    12/18/2013 6:40:44 AM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    utsandiego.com ^ | 12/18/2013 | JILL LAWLESS
    Ronnie Biggs was a petty criminal who set out to transform his life with the daring heist of a mail train packed with money. The plan worked in ways he could never have imagined. Biggs was part of a gang of at least 12 men that robbed the Glasgow-to-London Royal Mail Train in the early hours of Aug. 8, 1963, switching its signals and tricking the driver into stopping in the darkness. The robbery netted 125 sacks of banknotes worth 2.6 million pounds — $7.3 million at the time, or more than $50 million today — and became known as...
  • Oxford invites Michael Savage to debate Snowden affair (Doc S. is banned from England)

    12/13/2013 6:19:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 12-13-13 | unattributed
    The famed Oxford Union in England has invited talk-radio host Michael Savage to participate in a debate on whether or not fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden should be called a hero. There’s only one hitch, as Savage pointed out in his reply to the invitation from the Oxford Union’s Charles Vaughn. The popular, nationally syndicated San Francisco-based talk host was banned in 2009 from entering the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government along with Muslim extremists and leaders of racist groups for “seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred.” The government, however,...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Becket"(1964)

    12/08/2013 12:41:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Peter Glenville
  • Child taken from womb by social services

    12/01/2013 11:46:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    telegraph ^ | November 30, 2013 | Colin Freeman
    A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers. Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb. The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown. The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she...
  • The World of English Freedoms

    11/17/2013 7:22:22 AM PST · by grimalkin · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 15, 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    Asked, early in his presidency, whether he believed in American exceptionalism, Barack Obama gave a telling reply. "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." The first part of that answer is fascinating (we'll come back to the Greeks in a bit). Most Brits do indeed believe in British exceptionalism. But here's the thing: They define it in almost exactly the same way that Americans do. British exceptionalism, like its American cousin, has traditionally been held to reside in a series of values and institutions: personal...
  • World War II vet told he’s too old for memorial parade

    11/17/2013 6:12:53 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 16 Nov 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    The Express reports that 89-year-old Albert “Dusty” Miller has served as the grand marshal for nearly 40 years in the Royal British Legion’s annual Remembrance Day parade. The reason? Officials say Miller is “too old to be insured.” “They came up to me and said, 'I've got a bit of bad news for you,’” Miller told the paper. "At first I thought somebody had died and it was going to be another funeral. Then they told me HQ insisted I had to stand down as parade marshal.” ,,,
  • Watch: Wedding Footage Captures Cameraman’s Hateful, Anti-Semitic Rant

    10/11/2013 6:13:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 | CAROL KURUVILLA
    When London videographer Anthony Aurelius sent newlyweds Stan and Claudia Gocman unedited footage from their wedding, he didn’t realize that the video was littered with his anti-Semitic remarks. The Jewish couple haven’t accepted his sniveling, handwritten apology.A wedding videographer revealed just how vile he could be when a Jewish couple caught him making anti-Semitic remarks on their wedding video. The racist camerman, Anthony Aurelius, didn’t realize he’d kept the tape rolling while chatting with his assistant during a central London wedding shoot last year. “Mental, Israeli dancing, isn’t it? There’s a real feeling of like, they’re better than everybody else....
  • British Woman Who Had Five Abortions Before 35: “Timing Wasn’t Right” for a Baby

    10/07/2013 9:54:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | Dave Andrusko
    Stories like this one from the British publication, The Mirror, are guaranteed to drive our benighted opposition crazy. Not that they’d judge the decision of businesswoman Trudy Perry (right) to abort five babies. It’s only does she have to splash it all over the tabloids? You can read Angela Carless’s story here. You will be horrified and be able to comment probably better than I could. So this will be brief. In a nutshell all these abortions came about (as part of the headline suggests) “because timing wasn’t right.” Relationships came and went; babies came and went. Perry could never...
  • Tesco Sorry Over 'Gay Best Friend' Doll (Great Britain)

    09/28/2013 10:29:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | September 27, 2013
    Tesco Sorry Over 'Gay Best Friend' Doll  The retailer's website said the inflatable doll would "tell you if your bum looks big" and was a suitable gift for young children.     Tesco has withdrawn an inflatable figure labelled "gay best friend" and apologised for selling it. It comes a day after the retailer was forced to remove a Halloween costume called "Psycho Ward" from its shelves after it sparked widespread criticism. On its website Tesco said "The Inflatable g*y Best Friend" was suitable for children aged three to four and was an "amusing gift". "If SEX in the City and Will...
  • The English Lose Their Capital City

    09/13/2013 4:20:14 AM PDT · by ABrit · 40 replies
    Politics as Applied Biology ^ | Sepember 13th, 2013 | Blogger
    The English Lose Their Capital City I wrote the following to my English Member of Parliament. On Sunday evening I walked along the South Bank of the Thames, almost opposite the House of Commons. The area was populated almost entirely by non ethnically English people. Perhaps you and your fellow Members of Parliament would care to take the time to see for yourself that example of an area of London that has been occupied by foreign people? According to the 2011 Census the English population of London is now a minority 40%. I thought it had been British policy to...
  • England's busiest motorway (M25 London orbital) has been closed in security alert

    09/06/2013 2:12:03 PM PDT · by Mr Radical · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6th Spetember 2013
    Drivers have been stuck in huge queues after the M25 Dartford Crossing between Kent and Essex was closed in both directions because of a security alert. Police ordered the closure when a pedestrian was arrested after being spotted behaving unusually, at about 16:00 BST. The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge was shut at 17:00 BST, with both tunnels shut 20 minutes later. Kent Police said officers found a suspicious item, forcing the closures. There were reportedly nine-mile tailbacks in both Kent, on the anti-clockwise M25, and in Essex, on the clockwise stretch. Ten-mile tailbacks on the A102 Blackwall Tunnel northbound in...
  • Doctors Tell Mom to Abort “Brain Dead” Baby, Mom Sues After Delivering Healthy Child

    09/06/2013 5:21:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A mother in England is filing suit against a hospital where doctors told her she should have an abortion of her supposedly “brain dead” unborn baby. Sarah Hagan is now suing City Hospitals Sunderland after giving birth to a healthy child. Hagan says that, after a 24-week ultrasound scan of her unborn baby, doctors told her that her son Aaron was “brain dead,” had just one eye and no chance of survival. The mother of two says physicians adviser her to take an abortion drug, even though the mifepristone abortion pill is only authorized to be used to destroy the...
  • [C of E] Vicar 'refuses to baptise' baby of lesbian couple who both want to be registered mother

    09/03/2013 9:53:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-4-2013
    Aimi Leggett, 25, and civil partner Victoria, 22, had planned to have one-year-old son Alfie christened at St Mary's Church, Gosport, Hants, in two weeks. However, when both women asked to be listed as the mother in a meeting with Reverend George Gebauer he said the church baptism register would not allow it. He suggested one be registered as the mother while the other be put down as the Godmother instead. He said he had to be sure the child had not been “pinched” as it was “impossible” that Alfie was a child of both the women. Aimi and Victoria...