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  • Barnier sets Johnson a midnight deadline for Brexit concessions

    10/15/2019 11:43:47 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 15 Oct 2019 | Daniel Boffey
    Michel Barnier has set Boris Johnson a midnight deadline to concede to EU demands and agree to a customs border in the Irish Sea or be left with nothing to take to the Commons.
  • Boris Johnson 'on brink of Brexit deal' after border concessions

    10/15/2019 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 October 2019 | Daniel Boffay
    Boris Johnson appears to be on the brink of reaching a Brexit deal after making major concessions to EU demands over the Irish border. A draft text of the agreement could now be published on Wednesday if Downing Street gives the final green light, according to senior EU and British sources. It is understood that the negotiating teams have agreed in principle that there will be a customs border down the Irish Sea. A similar arrangement was rejected by Theresa May as a deal that no British prime minister could accept. Johnson will still have to win over parliament –...
  • Why learning about religion helps fight against indoctrination(hurl alert)

    10/12/2019 2:25:16 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    Press Reader ^ | 12 th August 2019 | Sarah Carey
    IT’S a first holy communion year for us. In preparation, I’ve rooted out the ‘Children’s Bible’ I was given around this age. It’s a heavy hardback with colourful and vivid illustrations. I know some people work themselves up about religious indoctrination, but the ‘Bible’ is in the air we breathe and the ground on which we walk. To know nothing of Eden and Exodus is ignorance. For example, there’s an online translator many people use called Babelfish. The name comes from the science fiction book ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams. In the book, the babel fish...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/11/2019 Newsdump Friday

    10/11/2019 10:30:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper announcing the deployment of 1,800 additional US troops to Saudi Arabia.... The move comes hours after explosions were reported on an Iranian oil tanker..... Iran hailing the notion of mediation in its relations with Saudi Arabia..... Intense fighting in northeastern Syria as the Turkish military continues its attack to take Kurdish controlled territory..... Citing a Kurdish source and one at the Pentagon "Newsweek" reported today that some US Special Forces got caught in the Turkish shelling..... In Syria Friday one Russian soldier and two Syrian soldiers wounded when an improvised explosive device exploded..... The Russian...
  • Northern Ireland’s High Court Rules Abortion a Human Right

    10/08/2019 4:54:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/4/19 | William Mahoney
    Baby Ella's termination, the catalyst for the rulingBELFAST, Northern Ireland (ChurchMilitant.com) - Northern Ireland's High Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the region's current law that prohibits abortion in most cases is a human rights violation. In 2013, Sarah Ewart sought to abort her child, Ella, after doctors told her the child would not survive outside the womb. Ewart went to London to terminate her child after she was denied an abortion in Northern Ireland, since Northern Irish law only permits abortion for the life of the mother or to prevent permanent physical or mental damage. Ewart joined her abortion...
  • DCU student Mehwish Saqib given five days to voluntarily leave the country before deportation order

    10/07/2019 10:32:14 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 15 replies
    Last Friday DCU student Mehwish Saqib was issued with a voluntary deportation order giving her five days to leave the country with her husband and three young children. She told The College View: “About three months ago we updated our leave to remain application and we put all the references from the university and the schools that the children go to and all the stuff we need for our application, “Last Friday they sent us a letter that we have to voluntarily leave the country in five days otherwise they would send us deportation orders to remove us from the...
  • 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...
  • Tesla ‘Dog Mode’ saves lives, but confuses alert humans

    09/25/2019 1:28:22 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 35 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 25, 2019 | David Clark Scott
    “That’s my car!” shouted Ross Hunt as he sprinted toward a policeman standing near his Tesla Model S. Mr. Hunt had left his toy poodle, Loki, in the car on a hot day. A small crowd had gathered. But he wasn’t worried about his dog: He thought they were about to smash the car window, reported the Independent. Endangering the health of a pet by locking it in the car on a hot, or cold, day in the U.S. is illegal in at least 28 states. Even so, last year, 58 pets died in cars, reports People for the Ethical...
  • '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...
  • Brexit: DUP politician indicates massive U-turn on the ‘backstop’ agreement

    09/11/2019 10:27:39 PM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The canary ^ | 12 September 2019 | Peadar O Cearnaigh
    The DUP’s Jim Wells has revealed a possible shift in his party’s position on a “Northern Ireland-only backstop” agreement. Should it become official DUP policy, Wells’s revelation would mean the DUP has effectively accepted the backstop agreement. This is something it said it would never do. His revelation came in a pre-recording of Stephen Nolan’s Top Table that goes out on BBC1 this evening, and in response to a statement from the host that “we would be living to EU rules, Jim”. Shocking This is particularly shocking as the DUP has consistently opposed the backstop and “’special status’ for Northern...
  • 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...
  • 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
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
    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...
  • 'The guns are back out again': Northern Ireland fears a Brexit border will escalate violence

    09/08/2019 6:32:08 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 8, 2019 | Adam Payne
    NORTHERN IRELAND & LONDON — "I'm starting to hear things that I haven't heard in a long time," Eileen Weir told Business Insider. "There was a republican funeral here yesterday and they shot over the coffin. I know that's a matter of honour for that fallen comrade, but at the same time, the IRA said all of there guns were out of use, so where did they get that gun?" Weir runs a cross-community women's centre in Shankill, west Belfast. Shankill was a focus of violence during The Troubles. Irish republican and unionist paramilitaries carried out lethal bomb attacks and...
  • 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.
  • US Vice President Mike Pence has touched down in Ireland

    09/02/2019 7:59:24 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 15 replies
    The Journal ^ | 2nd September 2019 | Pat Flynn and Daragh Brophy
    US VICE PRESIDENT Mike Pence has touched down in Ireland this afternoon. Air Force Two, the plane which carries the vice president and the second lady landed in Shannon Airport at around 4.30pm this afternoon. Pence will meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tomorrow as well as President Michael D Higgins during his visit. The meeting with Varadkar for lunch and talks will take place in Farmleigh House with Varadkar saying today that his parents and partner Matt Barrett will also be present. Pence is arriving in Shannon early this evening and will stay overnight in Trump Doonbeg – the Co...
  • 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
    uk.reuters.com ^ | 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.