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  • How to Pretend to Understand the Brexit Deal

    10/18/2019 12:28:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Barrons (Dow Jones) ^ | October 18, 2019 | Jack Hough
    Much of the discussion has seemed like an egg-centered debate: soft or hard, but it won't be over easy. A soft Brexit means staying closely aligned with the EU on trade, and is favored by Britons who oppose leaving. Hard means a clean break, and that could cost an estimated 9% of GDP cumulatively, along with 450,000 jobs. Pro tip: If a Brexit discussion gets too detailed, scare the other party off by insisting that a hard exit would "force the BOE back to the ZLB with more QE." Just in case your bluff is called, that's Bank of England,...
  • Scotland to be first UK country to impose smacking ban (spanking ban)

    10/03/2019 6:52:39 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 21 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | October 3, 2019 | The Sunday Post
    ‘Reasonable’ physical chastisement is currently allowed to discipline children, which means smacks to the body will generally avoid prosecution, but blows to the head or with an implement are strictly prohibited. But the Scottish Government has now backed moves to give children the same protection from assault as adults. A vote later today is expected to overwhelmingly pass a bill that will completely outlaw smacking, meaning parents and carers could potentially face prosecution for any use of physical punishment upon children. The bill was initially proposed by the Scottish Green Party, and has won cross-party support, with all but the...
  • Scottish Church Says Catholics Schools Don't Cause Violence

    09/24/2019 5:41:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A former police chief suggested the schools should be closed for causing sectarianismA spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said Wednesday the suggestion that Catholic schools in the country are a cause for bigotry is “staggeringly intolerant.” “Scotland’s peculiar obsession with religious intolerance has been in the spotlight again recently following the offensive and ill-informed comments of a former police chief, who claimed that the existence of denominational schools are at the root of the problem and suggested that sectarianism and bigotry can best be tackled by closing Catholic schools,” Peter Kearney, director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office,...
  • Pictish skeleton found at 1,400-year-old Highland cemetery

    09/24/2019 2:14:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | Sept 24, 2019
    Archaeologists have excavated the partly-preserved remains of a Pictish skeleton at a 1,400-year-old cemetery in the Highlands. The skeleton was found on the last day of a two-week dig at Tarradale near Muir of Ord on the Black Isle. Due to the acidity of the soil, no remains of human bodies had been found until the "surprise discovery". Archaeologists say the cemetery is one of Scotland's largest recorded Pictish burial grounds.
  • Grateful Dead songwriter, Robert Hunter, dead at 78

    09/24/2019 1:14:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    UPI ^ | 24 Sept 2019 | By Fred Topel
    Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter died Monday night, Rolling Stone first reported. He was 78. The family of Hunter provided a statement to the New York Times, The Wrap and Rolling Stone. "He died peacefully at home in his bed, surrounded by love," the statement read. "His wife Maureen was by his side holding his hand. For his fans that have loved and supported him all these years, take comfort in knowing that his words are all around us, and in that way he is never truly gone." "Uncle John's Band," "China Cat Sunflower," "Scarlet Begonias,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists

    09/06/2019 12:38:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | September 5, 2019 | unattributed
    The creatures behind repeated sightings of the fabled Loch Ness Monster may be giant eels, according to scientists. Researchers from New Zealand have tried to catalogue all living species in the loch by extracting DNA from water samples. Following analysis, the scientists have ruled out the presence of large animals said to be behind reports of a monster. No evidence of a prehistoric marine reptile called a plesiosaur or a large fish such as a sturgeon were found. Catfish and suggestions that a wandering Greenland shark were behind the sightings were also discounted. The aim of the research was not...
  • Mystery prehistoric sea creature which looks like a crocodile and dolphin washes up on lake

    02/16/2016 7:53:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 14:27, 16 Feb 2016 | By Ruth Halkon
    Speculation: The mystery sea creature with razor sharp teeth has been confusing people ============================================================================================================= The image has divided social media with some claiming it is a large hairtail, a long, slender fish found in tropical seas, while others suggest it has been photoshopped With the body of a legless crocodile and the head of a dolphin, this strange sea creature looks more like something out of medieval myth than a real animal. It was photographed after washing ashore on the banks of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales in Australia. Ethan Tipper snapped an image of the creature before posting...
  • IS THIS NESSIE?

    07/30/2018 7:06:41 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 48 replies
    https://www.thesun.co ^ | 15th September 2016 | BRITTANY VONOW
    The moment that three monster-like humps rise out of the waters of Loch Ness has been captured on film by amateur photographer Ian Bremner - adding fuel to the fire that the monster really does exist.
  • Loch Ness Monster DNA Study Makes "Surprising" Discovery

    06/02/2019 4:49:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | June 2, 2019 | Paul Seaburn
    If you're one of those Loch Ness monster fans or debunkers who has been waiting for over a year while a team of DNA researchers from New Zealand analyzed water samples taken from across the loch in an effort to identify all of the creatures in it and - by process of elimination - find or disprove the alleged cryptid ... your wait is over! Or is it? "We've tested each one of the main monster hypotheses and three of them we can probably say aren't right and one of them might be." ... "What we'll have achieved is what...
  • Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

    05/23/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | 05/23/2018 | (Reporting by Ana de Liz; editing by Stephen Addison
    LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. The use of eDNA sampling is already well established as a tool for monitoring marine life like whales and sharks. Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine. “This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large...
  • English Couple Spot Loch Ness Phenomenon

    10/31/2006 5:23:30 PM PST · by pcottraux · 14 replies · 421+ views
    cryptomundo ^ | October 26 | Lawrence Ford
    English Couple Spot Loch Ness Phenomenon The Highland News out of Inverness is reporting that an English couple twice spotted something in Loch Ness during a visit to the area. Here’s the report in full followed by my comments. By, the way, this is the same publication that brought the August sighting of an unknown object off Dores to the attention of the world and led me to investigate. Nessie at the double By Laurence Ford Published: 26 October, 2006 A YOUNG English couple holidaying in the Highlands encountered Nessie not once, but TWICE, during their stay. But although they...
  • Trump firm pledges to fund new school as part of luxury housing deal [Scotland]

    09/02/2019 4:28:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 2, 2019 | Severin Carrell, Scotland editor
    The Trump Organization has promised to fund a new school and a health centre in order to win permission for a luxury housing estate near Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf resort. The local council’s head of infrastructure, Stephen Archer, recommended councillors approve plans from Trump Golf Scotland to build 550 luxury homes and holiday villas in the first phase of a new development. Archer said the Trump Organization had agreed to part-fund a new health clinic in the town of Ellon, about eight miles (13km) away, plus a primary school and a new waste and recycling centre in nearby Balmedie. It...
  • The Roman Ninth Legion's mysterious loss

    08/26/2019 7:32:27 AM PDT · by robowombat · 35 replies
    History Net ^ | 16 March 2011 | Dr Miles Russel
    The Roman Ninth Legion's mysterious loss 16 March 2011 The disappearance of Rome's Ninth Legion has long baffled historians, but could a brutal ambush have been the event that forged the England-Scotland border, asks archaeologist Dr Miles Russell, of Bournemouth University. One of the most enduring legends of Roman Britain concerns the disappearance of the Ninth Legion. The theory that 5,000 of Rome's finest soldiers were lost in the swirling mists of Caledonia, as they marched north to put down a rebellion, forms the basis of a new film, The Eagle, but how much of it is true? It is...
  • The missing library of Iona

    03/01/2006 10:34:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 410+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Thu 2 Mar 2006 | Diane MacLean
    St Columba landed there in 563 AD with 13 followers and established a monastery. This isolated island, off the south-western tip of Mull, was soon to become the intellectual powerhouse of the medieval world... Pre-Columba the island was sometimes referred to as Innis nam Druidneach, the Isle of Druids. Old stories record St Columba and his followers fighting off the local Druid elders when they landed to take possession of the island... some histories have King Fergus II joining forces with Alaric the Goth to fight the Roman Empire during its decline and fall. This version of history reports that...
  • Druids

    08/16/2019 3:33:16 PM PDT · by Radix · 34 replies
    Livescience.com ^ | August 16, 2019 | Laura Geggel
    A toothless skull was all that researchers had of one of Scotland's oldest known Druids, but now they have something more: a wax re-creation of her face, showcasing her gnarled wrinkles and seeming intense determination. The Druid woman, nicknamed Hilda, lived during the Iron Age. An anatomical analysis suggests that Hilda made it into her 60s, an impressive feat because most women from that region and time lived only until their early 30s, said Karen Fleming, a forensic art and facial identification master's student at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
  • 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,...
  • Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge

    06/16/2019 6:51:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | June 13, 2019 | unattributed
    Crannogs were fortified settlements constructed on artificial islands in lochs. It was thought they were first built in the Iron Age, a period that began around 800 BC. But four Western Isles sites have been radiocarbon dated to about 3640-3360 BC in the Neolithic period - before the erection of Stonehenge's stone circle... Another famous Neolithic site is Skara Brae, a village in Orkney inhabited between 3200 BC and 2200 BC... They said it was possible other Scottish crannogs, and similar sites in Ireland, were also Neolithic. Previously it was thought crannogs were built and re-used over a period of...
  • Pytheas: Ancient Greek Explorer of Britain, the Arctic Circle & Northern Europe

    06/11/2019 10:22:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    History Disclosure ^ | February 11, 2016 | History Disclosure Team
    Pytheas was a contemporary of Aristotle and Alexander the Great. He reached the Arctic Circle in his search for new sources of tin (essential for the making of bronze) and amber (usually sourced from the German coast) around 330 to 325 BC... As Pytheas continued his journey north along Britain's west coast he came across Ireland and rounded the tip of Scotland. At that point in his journey, he learned of an island situated further north at a distance of six days sailing which he refers to as "Thule" (most probably Iceland). Geminus of Rhodes (1st century BC) quoting directly...