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  • A farmer invented 'calf earmuffs' to keep newborn calves warm and the photos are adorable

    09/30/2019 2:29:36 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 55 replies
    Insider/Lifestyle ^ | July, 2019 | Steph Auteri
    If you've been sweating your way through the past few muggy weeks, it may seem impossible for you to remember a time when it was actually cold enough outside to warrant hats and scarves. But on June 24, a dairy farmer in Ireland tweeted out a pic of one of his calves sporting baby pink earmuffs, and the internet went wild. "So it turns out ear muffs for calves to stop them getting frostbite are a real thing," wrote Twitter user @ThisFarmingMan_. The post has since been liked 171,000 times and garnered more than 30,000 responses. But this isn't the...
  • 'HE TRIED TO PUNCH ME' Sinead O’Connor accuses Prince of trying to beat her up when he was on...

    09/16/2019 10:52:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 72 replies
    the sun ^ | 9/16/2019 | Amanda Devlin
    SINEAD O'Connor has accused Prince of trying to beat her up in a drug-fuelled attack at his Los Angeles home. The Irish singer claimed he chased her with a pillow "filled with something hard" to whack her with during a bizarre late-night bust-up. Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, Sinead said the pair clashed after her worldwide success with his song Nothing Compares 2U. When quizzed about their relationship on the show, she said: "We did meet once but we didn't get on very well, we tried to beat each other up. "Well, it was more he tried to beat...
  • Remain Media Quiet as Court Rules No Deal Brexit Does Not Breach Irish Peace Deal

    09/14/2019 10:59:06 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    The High Court of Northern Ireland has ruled that a no-deal Brexit would not breach the Good Friday Agreement, which supports the peace process in the British province. Northern Ireland, known colloquially as Ulster, was for decades wracked with violence perpetrated by terrorists claiming to be fighting on behalf of the minority of the population which supports leaving the United Kingdom and uniting with the Republic of Ireland, and to a lesser extent by loyalist paramilitaries. This conflict, known as The Troubles, was significantly wound down by the Good Friday Agreement, or Belfast Agreement, signed in the 1990s... Campaigners seeking...
  • The British House of Commons Just Blew Up Over Brexit

    09/10/2019 8:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/10/2019
    Outgoing House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is not leaving Parliament without yelling "order!" just a few more times. Several of those directives came on Monday as the speaker tried to preside over the latest Brexit tête-à-tête between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Tensions are getting extremely high now that the UK is about two months out from the latest official date when it will finally separate from the European Union. Parliament is still without a deal, having rejected former Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with Brussels an historic three times. Meaning, a no-deal Brexit...
  • Bridge connecting Ireland and Britain that could change lives mooted [2013]

    08/02/2014 11:17:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | August 15,2013 | Staff Writers
    The longest sea bridge in the world at 20.2 miles long is the Donghai bridge that links Shanghai to Yangshan in China. A bridge from either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland would have to be even longer than that. In 2007, a 21-mile rail bridge was proposed between Galloway, Scotland, to Belfast, Northern Ireland. The idea would have trains running from Dublin, through Belfast, over the sea to Scotland, and then down railways into London... "Four main routes have been proposed. Two run from Scotland to Northern Ireland - Campbeltown to County Antrim, or Stranraer to Belfast. Two...
  • Trump: No knowledge about Air Force plane landing in Scotland

    09/09/2019 7:53:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/9/19
    United States President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, Monday, "I know nothing about an Air Force plane landing at an airport (which I do not own and have nothing to do with) near Turnberry Resort (which I do own) in Scotland, and filling up with fuel, with the crew staying overnight at Turnberry (they have good taste!). NOTHING TO DO WITH ME." He was responding to reports about where Vice President Mike Pence stayed during a recent trip to the United Kingdom. Trump followed up, "I had nothing to do with the decision of our great Vice President Mike Pence...
  • Sinead O’Connor, who converted to Islam last year, is selling all her used non-Islamic clothing

    09/08/2019 5:43:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 99 replies
    IRISH SINGER, Sinead O’Connor, who converted to Islam last year, is selling all her used non-Islamic clothing now that she prefers to dress like a Muslim slavegirl SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM Sinead O’Connor, 52, has announced she is selling all her clothes from before she converted to Islam to raise money for a women’s refuge. Hey Sinead, you have a lot of money from your singing career, why not just make a donation instead of selling your smelly old clothes? And here is Sinead, er I mean Shuhada, singing the Islamic Call to Prayer: The Journal During her performance...
  • Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten attacks Mike Pence's lunch with openly gay Irish leader,[tr]

    09/03/2019 10:16:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2019 | Emily Goodin
    Chasten Buttigieg attacked Mike Pence's lunch with an openly-gay Irish leader, saying just because the two shared meal doesn't mean the vice president is 'any less homophobic.' Buttigieg, the husband of Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, criticized a tweet on Monday from deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere, who wrote anyone who thinks Pence is 'anti-gay' should look at his lunch with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner.
  • Queen approves PM request to suspend parliament - cutting time to block no-deal Brexit

    08/28/2019 7:34:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 35 replies
    Sky news ^ | 28 Aug 2019 | Greg Heffer
    The Queen has approved Boris Johnson's request to suspend parliament from the middle of next month, which will restrict MPs' ability to block a no-deal Brexit. In a move prompting a furious political row, parliament will be prorogued in the week beginning 9 September until 14 October. This is the date on which a new Queen's Speech - detailing the legislative agenda of Mr Johnson's administration - will be held. ...The action will see parliament lose a number of sitting days prior to the UK's scheduled departure from the EU on 31 October. Asked if he was denying opposition MPs...
  • UK Government to ask Queen to suspend Parliament

    08/28/2019 2:08:43 AM PDT · by RandFan · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/28/2019 | BBC
    The Queen will be asked by the government to suspend Parliament just days after MPs return to work in September - and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says it will make way for Boris Johnson's new administration to hold a Queen's Speech - laying out the government's plans - on 14 October. But it means MPs are unlikely to have time to pass any laws that could stop the prime minister taking the UK out of the EU without a deal on 31 October. Tory backbencher and Remain campaigner Dominic Grieve called...
  • Brexit no threat to Northern Ireland, claims Nigel Farage {2016}

    08/24/2019 6:24:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Irish times ^ | 2 Mar 2016 | Amanda Ferguson
    ..The people of Northern Ireland have nothing to fear from Britain leaving the European Union, UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage has said. The MEP was in Belfast yesterday to encourage support for the campaign to leave the EU after the June 23rd referendum. ... On Irish Border arrangements in event of Brexit, Mr Farage said he saw no reason why soft Border arrangements with the North could not continue.
  • UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit - Times, citing official documents

    08/18/2019 4:42:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies ^ | August 18, 2019 | Kate Holton, William James
    Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show. The Times said the forecasts compiled by the Cabinet Office set out the most likely aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit rather than the worst case scenarios. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said it did not comment on leaked documents.
  • Irish Prime Minister Threatens Boris With UK Break Up in No Deal Brexit

    07/28/2019 7:52:49 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2019 | Breitbart London
    London (AFP) – A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would “come to question the Union” with Great Britain, Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has said. His comments came after new British prime minister Boris Johnson said the current Brexit deal was unacceptable and set preparations for leaving the EU without an agreement as a “top priority” for his right-wing government. Tension around the withdrawal deal centres on the so-called Irish backstop — a mechanism designed to keep Northern Ireland in the bloc’s Single Market and prevent a customs border between it...
  • Undercover video proves Google interfered in Irish abortion referendum

    07/09/2019 7:30:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 5, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    DUBLIN, July 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Google admitted to interference in Ireland’s 2018 abortion referendum but claimed that it was merely to “help voters.” In revelations made by pro-transparency website Project Veritas, YouTube “blacklisted” a large number of videos on its platform in advance of the referendum while also interfering with search results. YouTube is wholly owned by Google. When voters searched for specific terms on YouTube, the results of their searches were manually altered by Google, thus assuring that the videos selected by Google reach the top of the search results. Among the searches affected by interference from Google...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Brags: We Didn't Allow Pro-Life Groups to Advertise Before Ireland's Abortion Vote

    07/09/2019 7:00:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JULY 9, 2019 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    During this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that Facebook is increasingly trying to work with governments to determine what political speech it does and does not allow. Oh sorry, I mean: what kind of political ads it is willing to approve. In the particular example Zuckerberg cited, in 2018, American pro-life groups wanted to run advertisements for Facebook users in Ireland. This is because the Irish were about to vote in a referendum on whether abortion should be legalized. When Facebook saw the ad requests, the company contacted the Irish government asking whether this should or...
  • Doctor and His Colleagues Won’t Abort Babies: “We Will Not be Bullied Into Performing Abortions”

    07/08/2019 8:13:18 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 9 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8 July 2019 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Dr. Trevor Hayes, an obstetrician at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny, spoke at the All-Ireland Rally for Life where about 10,000 pro-lifers peacefully marched in support of life, Kilkenny Now reports. “Abortion is not life-saving. It’s life-ending. It’s not health care, and no amount of spin can make it health care,” Hayes told the crowd. “He is obsessing with abortion,” Hayes said. “It’s a procedure that helps no one and takes the life of a child. Instead he is trying to bully good men and women to get involved in abortion against their conscience.”
  • Irish soldier converts to Islam, joins ISIS, now pleads to return

    07/06/2019 8:43:32 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 6, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Irish soldier converts to Islam, joins ISIS, now pleads to return despite calling for caliphate and praising jihadis JUL 6, 2019 4:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER “I never killed anyone,” Lisa Smith insists. Well, great: an unverifiable claim. But it doesn’t matter anyway. Hitler never killed anyone either, if we’re talking about actually holding the gun and pulling the trigger. But he was responsible for the murders of millions of people. Lisa Smith didn’t call for anyone specifically to be killed, as far as we know, but she joined an entity that has repeatedly called for the murders of non-Muslims...
  • Anti-Israel Lawyer Jailed For Racist Rant On Air India Flight, Found Dead

    07/04/2019 12:54:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Israel and Stuff ^ | Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA,
    The 50 yr-old rabid anti-Israel Irish lawyer/activist who was jailed for 6 months after a drunken, racist incident onboard an Air India flight to London has been found dead on an English beach. A disgraced anti-Israel activist from Britain who was jailed for staging a rowdy and racist scene aboard an airplane was found dead in what police are treating as a suicide. The lifeless body of Simone Burns, 50, also known as Simone O’Broin, was found last month on a beach, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Sussex Police confirmed her death “is not being treated as suspicious” and next of kin have been...
  • Tartessian, Europe's newest and oldest Celtic language

    06/24/2019 3:21:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    History Ireland ^ | Mar/Apr 2009 | (it appears to be) John T. Koch
    One of the enduring consequences of the era of Phoenician influence -- which had by around 800 BC progressed from trading outposts to full-blown colonies in southern Spain -- was the adoption of alphabetic writing by the native population, first in the south-west. The number of known Tartessian inscriptions on stone is now about 90 and steadily rising with new discoveries. Concentrated densely in southern Portugal (the Algarve and Lower Alentejo), there is a wider scatter of fifteen over south-west Spain. The best exhibition of the inscriptions is on view in the new and innovative Museu da Escrita do Sudoeste,...
  • Brexit: What is the Irish border backstop?

    06/19/2019 7:57:08 AM PDT · by Hostage · 65 replies
    BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor ^ | June 11, 2019 | John Campbell
    A key part of the Brexit negotiations has been the border that separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The border is a matter of great political, security and diplomatic sensitivity in Ireland. Therefore the UK and EU agreed that whatever happens as a result of Brexit there should be no new physical checks or infrastructure at the frontier. This is where the controversial "backstop" comes in. Go on then, what is the backstop? The backstop is a position of last resort, to maintain a seamless border on the island of Ireland in the event that the UK leaves...