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  • Dr. Manny: 3 babies, 2 uteruses, 1 medical miracle

    09/16/2014 7:15:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Dr Manny
    A British woman is being hailed as a true medical miracle after giving birth to triplets from two separate wombs in her body. Hannah Kersey was diagnosed with a rare condition, called uterus didelphys, which is thought to affect just 0.1 to 0.5 percent of the population. Before becoming pregnant, she was told that it was highly unlikely she would carry children in each womb – a possibility with odds estimated at 5 million to one. Now, the chances of a woman giving birth to three children from her two wombs are even more scarce – estimated at one in...
  • The Seriously Nasty Party: With one day to go, damning evidence of the bullying intimidation…

    09/16/2014 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:59 EST, 16 September 2014 | John Stevens
    The dark side of the campaign for Scottish independence can be laid bare today. In a string of sinister incidents, separatists have used bullying and intimidation to cow their rivals. Pro-union voters have endured stone-throwing, been called traitors and faced threats that their houses will be torched. Many are now said to be too scared to show their support for fear of reprisals that might follow a defeat for the nationalists in tomorrow’s vote. …
  • Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster

    09/16/2014 6:34:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9-13-2014 | P. J. O’Rourke
    <p>This coming Thursday the Scots will vote on whether to make Scotland an independent nation. And I hope they do because it will be a disaster.</p> <p>I don’t say this as a prejudiced Irishman. Even though the thistle-arse sheep-shagger Scots swiped Ulster and sent a herd of Presbyterian proddy dogs and porridge wogs to squat on our land and won the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 by using unfair—indeed, unheard of —- organization, discipline, and tactics on an Irish battlefield. We Micks only hold a grudge about such things for 300 years or so.</p>
  • Sean Connery on Scottish Independence

    09/16/2014 9:23:34 AM PDT · by all the best · 92 replies
    New Staesman ^ | March 4, 2014 | Sean Connery
    Having been on this journey to independence for more than 50 years, it seems to me that the arguments have been kicked about like a bladder on a beach. But as the 18 September approaches and, one by one, the scare stories are burst, a new sense of opportunity and hope for the future is now in sight. Scotland has an opportunity to make a step change. More than anything else, culture defines a country. It provides international visibility and stimulates global interest more than a nation’s politics, business or economy ever can. So, with our colourful history, strong identity,...
  • In Scotland, 'Aye' Means No to England

    09/16/2014 9:11:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Should Scotland be an independent country?" reads the referendum on which Scotland will vote Thursday. Voters have two choices -- yes or no. Queen Elizabeth II went so far as to tell Scots on Sunday, "I hope people will think very carefully about the future." The queen was savvy to urge Scots to look ahead, not behind. The Scottish Parliament building opened in 2004 after the Scotland Act 1978 allowed for local control. It is a marvel of modern architecture located off Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Its open architecture and use of glass, oak and sycamore display a determination to root...
  • What Would Braveheart Do?

    09/16/2014 9:04:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable. Already the British government has conceded that, even if the Scots vote for union, Edinburgh will receive greater powers to rule itself. Cheering for the breakup of the U.K. are Catalans and Basques, Bretons and Corsicans, Tyroleans, Venetians, Flemish, all dreaming of nations of their own carved out of Spain, France, Italy and Belgium. Europe's secessionists have waxed ever stronger since the last decade of the 20th century when the Soviet Union...
  • Obama urges Scotland not to ruin America's 'special relationship'..by voting for independence

    09/16/2014 6:48:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2014 | Tom McTague
    Barack Obama tonight urged Scottish voters not to break apart ‘one of the closest allies we’ll ever have’ by voting for independence on Thursday. The dramatic intervention, just three days before Scotland goes to the polls, will infuriate Alex Salmond - with the battle for independence set to be decided by the smallest of margins. Up to half a million voters remain undecided - with concerns over the future of Scotland’s place in major international organisations like the EU, Nato and the UN still hotly debated.
  • Truth can stop Scotland sleepwalking to catastrophe

    09/16/2014 4:53:47 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 49 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 14 September 2014 | Steven George-Hilley
    One of the most successful aspects of the Yes campaign has been its ability to hide the economic, social and historical consequences of a vote for independence. The choice for the people of Scotland has been framed by Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond as an opportunity to take revenge on an out of touch Westminster elite, a narrative which for several reasons has struck of chord with a significant portion of Scottish voters. The centrepiece of the Yes campaign’s message is a three and a half minute video from Kirsty, who we are told will be born just...
  • Convicted Terrorist tells Sky News: Blame Violent Computer Games for ISIS Fighters

    09/16/2014 3:55:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 9/16/2014 | Oliver Lane
    A British man convicted and jailed for Islamic terrorism in 1999 has, in a lengthy and indulgent feature with Sky News, blamed violent computer games for “dehumanised” young Britons going abroad to fight for the Islamic state.The twelve minute report – which showed at regular intervals yesterday on Sky News – features a number of recorded interviews with British Muslims expressing their opinions on the reasons for the radicalisation of young muslims. One, a rapper, blames ‘injustice’ and cites Muslims in the UK who are so distrustful of the government and media they don’t even believe the political executions of...
  • British backpackers murdered in Thailand named

    09/15/2014 6:49:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 15,2014 | By Martin Evans, Crime Correspondent
    A manhunt is under way on a Thai holiday island after two British backpackers were hacked to death. Hannah Witheridge, 23, a university graduate from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and David Miller, 24, from Jersey, were attacked with a garden hoe after a late night party on Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. Miss Witheridge, who was travelling with three female friends, had been on the island for only three days. She met Mr Miller, who was travelling with two male companions, hours before they were murdered. Their semi-naked bodies were found on the blood soaked sand at Sairee beach,...
  • Scottish Independence Leader Appears to Equate Israel, Islamic State

    09/15/2014 7:31:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 9/15/14 | Lazar Berman
    Days before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence from Great Britain, the Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond appeared to equate Islamic State terrorism and Israel’s military campaign this summer against Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. Speaking on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the separatist leader responded to a question about the beheading at the weekend of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State, describing the murder as an act “of unspeakable barbarism” and later stressing, “The Muslim community of Scotland isn’t responsible in any shape or form for atrocities or extremism in
  • Security guard bars Jewish schoolboys from entering sports shop

    09/15/2014 3:25:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 15/9/14 | Sandy Rashty
    Leading retailer Sports Direct has apologised to customers after a security guard allegedly barred “Jews” from entering its store. The security guard was removed from the store after he told Jewish students they could not enter the branch in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, on Friday afternoon. The guard, who was sacked from the security company supplying Sports Direct with staff, reportedly told two Year 7 students wearing Yavneh College school uniform: “No Jews, no Jews”. Lawyer David Rosen, whose son was prevented from entering the retailer by the guard, complained to managers. In a Facebook post, he wrote: “Other children from the...
  • No Jews: What schoolboys were told by security guard when trying to go into Sports Direct store

    09/15/2014 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | Julian Robinson
    Sports Direct has apologised after two schoolboys were barred from a store by a security guard who allegedly told them: ‘No Jews, no Jews’. The sports retailer removed the worker from its outlet in Borehamwood in Hertfordshire after he reportedly told the Year 7 students they could not enter. Both youngsters attend Yavneh College, a Jewish secondary school in the town, and were wearing their school uniform at the time.
  • Scotland will face 'painful divorce', says David Cameron in emotional speech

    09/15/2014 2:52:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 15 September 2014 | Nicholas Watt
    "If you don't like me – I won't be here forever. If you don't like this government – it won't last forever. But if you leave the UK – that will be forever."
  • Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street... but SHE is arrested

    09/15/2014 2:14:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/2014 | By RICHARD SPILLETT
    * Victim saw man she says abused her walking the town's streets * The now 28-year-old challenged him over claims of grooming and violence * But when police arrived, she was handcuffed and arrested by officers * She was 'shoved into van' by two officers in 'thuggish' arrest, witness says * Police later realised they had been hoping to interview her over claims * She refused to speak to them after she was reportedly pushed against wall A victim of Rotherham's child sex abuse scandal confronted a man she says groomed her - but was left shocked when she was...
  • Great Escape star Angus Lennie dead: Scots actor dies in nursing home, aged 84

    09/15/2014 9:16:23 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 41 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 15th September 2014 | Daily Record
    'GREAT Escape actor Angus Lennie died last night in a nursing home in Acton, London, aged 84. Glasgow-born Lennie featured in a number of roles across film and television, including the long-running ITV soap Crossroads. But he was best known for playing Flying Officer Ives "The Mole" in the classic wartime escape drama. Alongside him in that legendary film were Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough among other big actors. It comes less than a month after Attenborough, who played Big X in the Great Escape, died aged 90. Lennie's film career also saw appearances in 633 Squadron, Tunes...
  • Nationalist demo outside BBC HQ was aimed at intimidating journalists in vote run-in

    09/15/2014 9:13:08 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 2 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 15th September 2014 | Brian Wilson
    'IN an exclusive piece for the Daily Record, former Labour cabinet minister and journalist Brian Wilson says that the protest outside the BBC Scotland's HQ in Glasgow was targeted at intimidating journalists in the final days before the independence referendum.'
  • Independence referendum: Top economists spell out 13 ways a Yes vote will hit us in the pocket

    09/15/2014 9:11:33 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 15th September 2014 | Torcuil Crichton
    THIRTEEN experts have written a joint letter to the Daily Record explaining exactly why they fear Scotland will not be richer or fairer after a vote for independence. 'A BAKER’S dozen of top economists have listed 13 reasons why the people of Scotland will be worse off if there is a Yes vote. Academics from universities across the country joined forces to spell out why they believe independence would be a “big mistake”. The 13 experts include the heads of economics at Edinburgh and Glasgow universities. They warn a Yes vote would require more austerity and harsher cuts than those...
  • A Wee Problem for the UK

    09/15/2014 8:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | John Browne
    Last weekend several polls emerged that shockingly forecast Scottish independence from Great Britain is within the realm of political possibilities. Although the September 18th vote had worried a number of people, the evenly split polling results burst upon the world like a thunderbolt, perhaps shattering the image of a steady, genial and conservative Britain. But the ramifications of Scottish independence go far beyond national pride and historical score settling. Watchers of the global economy should be aware of the potentially serious follow-on results. With some 5.3 million people, Scotland contains about 8.4 percent of the UK's population of 63 million....
  • Stiglitz vs. Krugman on Scotland

    09/15/2014 7:10:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    New Fearmongering TacticsIn the waning moments UK prime Minister David Cameron warns Scots "Leave and You Go Forever". Actually, the warning probably should be "Stay and you stay forever" because the UK will never allow such a vote again. Regardless, no country should want to be under the thumb of another.
  • UK Muslim leaders demand that Cameron call the Islamic State the “Un-Islamic State”

    09/15/2014 3:46:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 15, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Using the group’s preferred name could help it radicalise yet more Britons, the signatories wrote.” So apparently they would have us believe that David Cameron calling the Islamic State “the Islamic State” will make young Muslims in Britain think that it is an Islamic State, and that they must go wage jihad on its behalf. And that makes sense, since David Cameron is such a renowned imam, his word on Islam commands singular respect among Muslims.
  • Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame' [Dhimmitude alert]

    09/15/2014 1:46:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/14/2014
    The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran. "We are seeing more and more radicalisation in every walk of life. It is not a race, religion or political issue, it is a human issue," Mike Haines told British media. His voice breaking with emotion, Haines read out a passage from the Koran saying: "Since good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou evil with something that is better." He added: "The Muslim faith is not to blame for...
  • Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris

    09/14/2014 8:16:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 14 September 2014 Last updated at 21:59 ET
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants. French President Francois Hollande said the beheading of a British aid worker showed the world must act against IS. About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed up to a coalition to help fight IS in Iraq and Syria. Several Arab countries have offered to take part in air strikes on IS fighters in Iraq, US officials say. Mr Kerry says he is "extremely encouraged" by promises of military assistance to tackle...
  • ISIS Beheads British Aide Worker David Cawthorne – Obama Goes Golfing

    09/14/2014 7:27:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday ISIS terrorists released video of the beheading of British hostage David Cawthorne Haynes. Cawthorne was captured by ISIS in Syria in March 2013. He appeared at the end of a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff earlier this month.Obama went golfing. Fore!This comes after President Obama was attacked for golfing after ISIS beheaded US journalist James Foley.
  • Is Scotland Big Enough To Go it Alone?

    09/14/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 68 replies
    Mises ^ | 12 September 2014 | Peter St. Onge
    In a curious coincidence, 2014 Scotland and 1994 Quebec have nearly the same population: about 5–6 million. About the same as Denmark or Norway, and half-a-million more than Ireland. Even on physical area Scotland’s no slouch: about the size of Holland or Ireland, and three times the size of Jamaica. The fact that Ireland, Norway, and Jamaica are all considered sustainably-sized countries argues for the separatists here. So small is possible. But is it a good idea? The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is resoundingly “Yes!” Statistically speaking, at least. Why? Because according to numbers from the World Bank Development Indicators, among...
  • Nigel Farage Speaks at Garden Event

    09/14/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 09 September 2014
    Nigel Farage speech 19:28
  • Scotland's separatist movement influenced by Margaret Thatcher

    09/14/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    thestar.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Susan Delacourt
    EDINBURGH—If Scottish nationalists win independence from Britain in this week’s referendum, they will owe at least some thanks to an unlikely ally: the late, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The current Scottish referendum on independence, coming down to a too-close-to-call finish on Thursday, has reignited the fire under Scotland’s long-standing resistance to Conservatism in Britain, especially the Thatcher brand of the 1970s and 1980s. “I came over to independence as a result of Thatcher,” says Douglas Campbell, a 65-year-old Yes campaigner who showed up at a canvassing push near Scotland’s Parliament in Edinburgh on the last Sunday of the...
  • Dear Scotland: An open letter from your Canadian cousins

    09/14/2014 4:50:39 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 9/12/2014 | GLOBE EDITORIAL
    Dear Scotland, You probably don’t know this, but you made us. The first European to cross the continent and reach our Pacific coast was Alexander Mackenzie – a Scot. Our first prime minister and chief Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald? Scottish. So too our second PM. Our country’s national dream, a railroad from sea to sea, was realized in 1885 when Sir Donald Smith, head of the Canadian Pacific Railway, drove The Last Spike at Craigellachie – a place named after a village in his homeland. The man who did the most to create Canada’s system of universal...
  • NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

    09/14/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin. Valery Heletey told a news conference he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defense ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept. 4-5.
  • British PM Cameron: ISIS Are Not Muslims,They Are Monsters

    09/14/2014 9:16:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron reacted to ISIS beheading British hostage David Haines calling ISIS "monsters" not "Muslims" and vowing to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS with an “iron determination.”
  • Salmond Says No Scottish Independence Referendum For A Generation If It's No Vote

    09/14/2014 5:04:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 13 replies
    Huffington Post UK ^ | 14th September 2014 | Huffington Post UK
    'Alex Salmond has said the independence vote is a "once in a generation" opportunity as he pledged not to quickly bring back another referendum if Scots choose to remain in the UK. Commentators have been predicting a "neverendum" if the No campaign wins on Thursday by a narrow margin, with nationalists calling for a new independence poll within a few years. As a series of polls indicate the vote remains too close to call, Mr Salmond was asked if he could pledge not to bring back another referendum if the Yes campaign does not win on Thursday, he said: "That's...
  • Investors pull Ł17bn from UK as banks ratchet up Scottish independence pressure

    09/14/2014 2:00:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/12/14 | Peter Spence, and Alan Tovey
    nvestors have pulled money out of the UK at the fastest pace seen since the financial crisis of 2008 amid fears that Scotland will break away from the Union, triggering a broader political crisis.
  • Immigrant Vote Crucial To Scotland Independence

    09/13/2014 10:54:53 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    AP via Huffington Post ^ | 9/13/2014 | Paul Kelbie
    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Colorful displays of Yes posters outnumber those backing the Better Together campaign. Talk on the street is of opportunity and a chance to create a fairer country more welcoming to immigrants. [snip] Across Scotland, there are some 140,000 people who class themselves as Asian Scots, along with around 30,000 Africans, 7,000 from the Caribbean, 55,000 Poles and over 160,000 other non-British EU Citizens eligible to vote in the landmark referendum. These "New Scots" represent...
  • British Hostage David Haines Beheaded By Islamic State Terrorists [Obama's JV Team At Work!]

    09/13/2014 10:50:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 13, 2014 | Claire Duffin, and Tim Ross
    British Hostage David Haines Beheaded By Islamic State Terrorists Prime Minister David Cameron describes murder of British aid worker David Haines by Isil as 'an act of pure evil', as Foreign Office works urgently to verify video released by extremists The Isil murderer stands beside David Haines and issues violent threats to David Cameron By Claire Duffin, and Tim Ross 14 Sep 2014 Islamic State has released a video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines. It comes just hours after his family issued a public plea for his captors to contact them. The Foreign Office said it was...
  • Send British nukes to US if Scotland votes Yes say military chiefs

    09/13/2014 8:36:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 57 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | September 14, 2014 | Marco Giannangeli
    BRITAIN’S independent nuclear deterrent should be moved to the Unites States if Scotland gains its independence next week, senior military figures have said. Speaking to the Sunday Express they said the plan would ensure that our four Trident missile-carrying Vanguard submarines would not remain in the hands of a Non-Nato foreign country and deprive Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond of any “leverage” in post -independence negotiations. The call, which one senior US politician last night said would be “overwhelmingly supported” in Congress, comes only two days after Ministry of Defence chiefs finally green-lighted an impact assessment study on Britain’s defence...
  • Orangemen march in support of Union ... with a message rooted firmly in past

    09/13/2014 8:09:48 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    heraldscotland.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Paul Hutcheon
    IT was the biggest show of support yet for the Union in the referendum, but it left figures in Better Together red-faced and looking at their shoes. Around 15,000 loyalists from across the UK, including ­Northern Ireland, took part in the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland's anti-independence march in Edinburgh yesterday The gathering, which passed without any arrests, was distinctly off-message, with one senior Orangeman getting the biggest cheer with his "no surrender to separatism" call. The Lodge is an official No campaigner, but is also shunned by Better Together, which believes the Protestant "fraternity" group is toxic and tarred...
  • EU tells Britain to stop moaning about immigrants and start building them houses instead

    09/13/2014 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:18 EST, 12 September 2014 | Jack Doyle
    Britain should stop complaining about European migrants and build them more housing and infrastructure, a leading Brussels bureaucrat declared last night. European Commissioner László Andor said that the UK is “taking advantage” of EU migrants who provide “economic and financial benefits”. Rather than complaining about the pressure migrants put on housing and public services, he said, ministers should just spend more money to accommodate them. …
  • David Haines 'beheading': Latest updates after ISIS video claiming to show execution....

    09/13/2014 3:23:06 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 131 replies
    Mirror ^ | 13 Sep 2014
    News UK News David Haines David Haines 'beheading': Latest updates after ISIS video claiming to show execution of British hostage Sep 13, 2014 23:02 By Steve Robson A new video has been released by militants purporting to show the 44-year-old aid worker being executed The terrain in the new ISIS video appears very similar to the background where Steven Sotloff was beheaded. Based on his appearance and voice, we believe the executioner is also the same - the infamous Jihadi John. The killer, who is believed to be British and has a London accent, was first shown beheading American journalist...
  • The Simpson’s Groundskeeper Willie releases video supporting Scottish independence

    09/13/2014 1:18:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 13 Sep 2014 | Oliver Wheaton
    How could we ever have a referendum on Scottish independence without including one of the most famous Scots of all time?
  • Scotland: Glasgow City Council will fly Palestinian flag to show solidarity with people of Gaza

    08/07/2014 5:30:37 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 47 replies
    Daily Record UK ^ | Aug 06, 2014 | Joe McGuire
    Glasgow City Council will fly Palestinian flag to show solidarity with people of GazaAug 06, 2014 THE Palestinian flag will fly from the city chambers on Friday, becoming the second council to do so as the humanitarian crisis escalates. GLASGOW City Council will fly the Palestinian flag from the city chambers this Friday in an act of solidarity with the people of Gaza, it was announced today. The move, which follows a similar display by West Dunbartonshire Council, has been welcomed by prominent campaigners, who have staged weekly demonstrations in the city as Israel has stepped up it’s offensive...
  • Britain says not making contingency plans for Scottish independence

    09/08/2014 3:33:46 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sep 8, 2014 | reuters
    Cameron's spokesman said: "No. There has been no change here. The government's entire focus ... is on making the case for the UK staying together."
  • Scottish independence: 'People of Scotland are winning,' says Salmond

    09/07/2014 10:33:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7 September 2014 | bbc
    Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has dismissed as ''a panic measure" plans to give Scotland greater autonomy, if voters decide to stay in the UK.
  • In the Toilet' -- British NHS Today; U.S. Healthcare Tomorrow

    09/13/2014 11:18:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/13/2014 | Deane Waldman
    A September 6, 2014 headline in Great Britain’s Daily Mail announced, “Now NHS lets you jump the queue for routine surgery... if you'll pay What is happening in Great Britain’s vaunted in NHS (National Health Service) is of vital interest to Americans. Dr. Donald Berwick, one of the prime designers of the Affordable Care Act, proudly said in 2010 that the NHS was his model for our ACA. By seeing where the NHS is today, we can foresee where U.S. healthcare is headed tomorrow. To reduce the escalating costs of their healthcare system, the NHS has been rationing care, either...
  • [UKIP's Farage:] Scots won’t get independence from a Yes vote

    09/13/2014 11:05:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 11, 2014 | Nigel Farage
    In a week's time, Scotland will not hold a referendum... The year, carefully chosen by Mr Salmond, celebrates the one unequivocal Scottish victory in the long antagonism between the two nations, at Bannockburn in 1314... The Scots have no way of keeping a UK link while extending the powers of the Scottish Parliament... The hoodlums who sought to break up my meetings and confined me to a pub told me to go back to England... Their position is merely the extreme end of Mr Salmond's. ...if they vote "yes" next week, they will not get independence. Rather, they are voting...
  • Banks Threaten to Leave Scotland

    09/13/2014 10:30:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Tale of Two Countries Fearmongering in Scotland hits fever pitch as RBS and four other banks threaten to leave the country if Scotland votes "Yes" for independence. In Spain, Catalans staged a huge protest in favor of independence. The Spanish government hopes Scotland will vote "No" even though it seeks to halt a Catalan vote altogether. Let's take a close look at these stories starting with Scotland. RBS, 4 Other Banks Warn of Relocation to England if Scots Vote Yes
  • The rise of Scotland the terrible

    09/13/2014 5:41:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    www.thecommentator.com ^ | Tom Gallagher
    It only hit home last Monday that I was living in a transformed country. It was in Musselburgh, a neat, mainly working-class town at the mouth of the river Esk, unjustly overlooked by tourists who cram into nearby Edinburgh. I was in the crowd at a rally being addressed by Jim Murphy MP, one of the few stars on the pro-Union side. He was assailed by a local SNP councillor and abuse was hurled from passing cars. It was a mild example of the ‘systematic manipulation of hatreds’ which is how the American Henry Adams once described elections, except that...
  • 'I will only come back to Britain to raise the black flag'...

    09/13/2014 3:15:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/11/2014 | Khaleda Rahman
    Jihadist Aqsa Mahmood broke her silence yesterday to warn Western Muslims that it’s ‘us against them’ and to ‘pick a side’ in the war.On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Mahmood posted her diatribe in a third instalment of her online ‘Diary of a Muhajirah (immigrant)’ – in which she also said she would only come home to raise the black flag of IS over Britain.She suspended her Twitter account after the Scottish Daily Mail revealed her identity as a Glaswegian private schoolgirl who abandoned her university studies to flee to Syria.Yesterday, using a Tumblr blogging and social networking...
  • UK female jihadists run ISIS sex-slave brothels

    09/13/2014 2:55:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 9/12/2014
    Startling details have surfaced of British female jihadists forcing captured Iraqi women into sexual slavery at brothels run by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), British media reported Thursday.The Brothels, operated by the female “police force” called the al-Khanssaa Brigade, have been set up for the use of ISIS militants, according to the Daily Mirror. Thousands of Iraqi women have already been forced into sex slavery at the brothels , with as many as 3,000 women and girls been taken captive from the Yazidi tribe in Iraq over the course of the militants’ offensive across the...
  • UK Muslima, a doctor, happily poses with severed head: “Dream Job”

    09/13/2014 3:07:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/10/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Yet another jihadist gets the crazy idea that “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4) means “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks.” Obviously only someone who knows nothing about Islam could make a mistake like that.And she is a doctor to boot. Doesn’t Mujahidah bint Usama know that poverty causes terrorism?“Jihadi DOCTOR stands with severed head in her hand as kids look on in horror,” by Sophie Alexander, Daily Star, September 8, 2014: A BRITISH doctor and suspected jihadi holds aloft a severed head while two children look on in horror.The sickening snap is posted...
  • Scottish independence: Decapitate Britain, and we kill off the greatest political union ever

    09/08/2014 2:19:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 08 Sep 2014 | Boris Johnson
    Right: it’s time to speak for Britain. If these polls are right, then we are on the verge of an utter catastrophe for this country. In just 10 days’ time we could all be walking around like zombies – on both sides of the Scottish border. I don’t just mean that we will be in a state of shock, though that will obviously be true: most people (especially the Scots) have yet to think through the horrific financial and constitutional implications of an English-Scottish divorce. I mean that we will be zombies, walking dead, because a fundamental part of our...