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  • Cameron outlines immigration curbs 'to put Britain first'

    07/29/2014 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 29, 2014
    The UK is to halve to three months the time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits. David Cameron said the "magnetic pull" of UK benefits had to be addressed so people came for the right reasons and the rules "put Britain first". The prime minister also warned people in the UK illegally: "We will find you, we will send you home." Labour said the PM's rhetoric masked a record of "failure" on immigration and "firm action" was needed. Ministers have been reluctant to say how many people are likely to be affected by benefit curbs, although BBC...
  • David Cameron announces immigration crackdown

    07/28/2014 4:19:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7/28/14 | Peter Dominiczak,
    Benefits for EU migrants will be cut off after three months, says PM, as he promises Coalition changes will 'put Britain first'. David Cameron is to announce tough action on immigration that will halve the amount of time foreigners can claim benefits in the UK. The Coalition will introduce laws to ensure that European Union migrants can only claim out-of-work benefits for three months, Mr Cameron says in an article for The Telegraph. The Prime Minister also pledges to stop more than 500,000 British jobs being advertised across the EU and announces tough new curbs on colleges offering visas to...
  • Vladimir Putin is a thug and liar, says top British envoy

    07/28/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ben Farmer
    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, is a “thug” and a “liar”, one of Britain’s most senior ambassadors has said, as the EU prepares today to approve tough new sanctions against Moscow. Sir Peter Westmacott said the West’s increasingly firm response to Russia was beginning to have an impact on the Kremlin. The British ambassador to the United States said Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine was starting to look like “the wrong call”. He spoke as the Ministry of Defence announced that a battle group of 1,350 troops and armoured vehicles, including Challenger tanks, would join Nato exercises in Poland. The Government said...
  • British tanks join Poland exercises to reassure allies against Putin

    07/28/2014 12:33:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ben Farmer
    Britain will send an armoured battle group of tanks and 1,350 troops to Poland for Nato war games designed to sure up the alliance’s eastern members against fears of Russian aggression. The deployment will see British troops backed by Challenger tanks and Warrior armoured fighting vehicles join other Nato forces for a two-month exercise in eastern Europe. The manoeuvres come as the Kremlin is accused of continuing to stoke the conflict in Ukraine by shelling across the border and increasing the flow of weapons and supplies to Moscow-backed separatists. The Ministry of Defence in London said the UK would send...
  • Murdoch's Sky News Uses Self Confessed Anti-Semite as Talking Head on Anti-Semitism

    07/28/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | Raheem Kassam
    Britain's Sky News channel, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox company, has used the self confessed 'prejudiced' Mira Bar-Hillel as a talking head and authority on the subject of anti-Semitism. Bar-Hillel, who is known for her irrational loathing of the State of Israel, was featured on Sky News as a panellist discussing the rise of anti-Semitism in the UK. The author and commentator has form on the subject, and once wrote (emphasis added): "The Jews of today scare me and I find it almost impossible to talk to most of them, including relatives. Any criticism of the...
  • Sampson radar - UK pursues at-sea missile defence capabilities

    07/28/2014 7:15:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    naval-technology.com ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Benjamin Fuchs
    The BAE Systems Sampson multi-function radar fitted to the Royal Navy’s fleet of Type 45 destroyers forms part of the Sea Viper naval air defence system, but it could also play a role in ballistic missile defence. Amid warnings of a growing threat of ballistic missile attacks against British targets, a recent series of tests were conducted to determine whether it fits the bill. Is there nothing the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyers can't do? The six Daring-class vessels patrol the world's oceans, taking part in missions as diverse as counter-piracy, tackling drug smuggling, hunting submarines and, vitally, defending the...
  • The pro-Putin Brit fanatic plotting a Russian takeover of Europe - from flat in Doncaster

    07/27/2014 1:50:18 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 175 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | July 27, 2014 | Simon Wright, Colin Cortbus
    Thomas Scott-Chambers, 28, is head of dangerous new pro-Russia group Za Rossiu, meaning For Russia, which backs President Vladimir Putin’s incursions on Ukraine. .... The Sunday Mirror filmed the ranting Russian-speaking leader defending the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 this month, at the cost of 298 lives, which has been blamed on pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. But Scott-Chambers, wearing a black and orange ribbon on his suit lapel in support of the rebels, blamed the Ukraine military for the strike. He said: “Malaysia Airlines should have known better to send a plane over a war zone. Who in...
  • ‘We Are All Hamas!': Thousands Attend London's Gaza Protest Glorifying Terrorism

    07/27/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/26/2014 | Andre Walker
    It was billed as the biggest protest in London since the Stop the War Coalition marched against the invasion of Iraq. In the end the predictions of one million protesters proved to be fantasy, and some campaigners openly expressed their love for Gaza-based terrorist outfit Hamas.The crowd assembled at an empty Israeli Embassy, as the diplomats do not work on Saturdays, and marched towards an empty Parliament, which is currently on recess. This was the perfect analogy for the hollowness of London's Gaza (or pro-Hamas) protest this weekend.Many of the protesters managed to walk past the heavily guarded Israeli Embassy...
  • Putin facing multi-million pound legal action over alleged role in MH17 crash

    07/27/2014 7:41:57 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 53 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 27 Jul 14 | Robert Mendick, Ben Farmer and Tim Ross
    Vladimir Putin is facing a multi-million-pound legal action for his alleged role in the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. British lawyers are preparing a class action against the Russian president through the American courts. Senior Russian military commanders and politicians close to Mr Putin are also likely to become embroiled in the legal claim. The case would further damage relations between Mr Putin and the West, but politicians would be powerless to prevent it. Last week, lawyers from McCue & Partners, the London law firm, flew to Ukraine for...
  • Study: Biomass Worse for Environment than Fossil Fuels

    07/26/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 25, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Power stations that burn biomass are worse for the environment than those that burn coal, new analysis suggests. According to David MacKay, the government’s chief scientific advisor on energy, burning wood imported from North America in British power stations produces more greenhouse gases than burning coal.As previously reported on Breitbart London, American scientists wrote a letter to the British government in May to protest the policy of subsidising power firms to import wooden pellets from the U.S. They said that this was anything but carbon neutral as the forests from which the pellets are taken act as a “carbon sink”, taking carbon dioxide...
  • Blind luck helps archer make one-in-a-million Robin Hood shot[Blind Archer]

    03/29/2008 4:12:30 PM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,452+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 27 Mar 2008 | Telegraph
    An archer has achieved a one-in-a-million feat of marksmanship after splitting one arrow with another. What makes the shot even more remarkable is that Tilly Trotter is blind. The 74-year-old grandmother pulled off the shot, known among archers as a "Robin Hood", at a practice session of the Wellington Bowmen in Somerset. Mrs Trotter, who has been an archer for two years at the invitation of granddaughter Charlotte, said: "The second arrow made such a noise going into the back of previous arrow I thought I had hit the ceiling or done some expensive damage. "Then I heard people jumping...
  • Bundesbank chief urges Britain not to quit European Union

    07/26/2014 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:30pm EDT | Marc Jones
    The head of the Bundesbank appealed to Britain on Wednesday to stay in the European Union, saying membership of the bloc had given the country an economic lift and posed little threat to London. In a speech to business people and bankers in central London, Jens Weidmann broke the central bank’s traditional silence on political questions, saying the European Union would benefit if Britain “continues to make its voice heard”. “The EU is stronger today because of Britain’s contribution to it,” Weidmann said, adding that the country’s trade with EU neighbors had been boosted by more than half because of...
  • Lord Pearson: 'Government Should Stop Claiming Islam is Religion of Peace'

    07/25/2014 7:16:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    AsianImage ^ | Wednesday 23rd July 2014
    The Government should stop claiming Islam is a religion of peace in the light of the Trojan horse allegations, a former leader of Ukip has said. Lord Pearson of Rannoch said the problems could only be cured from "within Islam". An investigation led by former anti-terror chief Peter Clarke today reported there had been a deliberate effort to introduce an "intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos" into a number of Birmingham schools. The damning report, commissioned by former Education Secretary Michael Gove in April, was highly critical of Birmingham City Council, accusing the authority of failing to support under-pressure headteachers dealing...
  • Sorry Billy, If You Like 'Thomas The Tank Engine', You're a RACIST! (Liberal insanity)

    07/23/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-23-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIt's all about race.Everything, that is. Just when you think it's ok for your child to enjoy an innocent, wholesome cartoon that has been thrilling little tikes for seven decades, you find out that it's -- what else? -- RACIST! That is, according to the ridiculous screed of Tracy van Slyke, of The Guardian, which is so stupid it just must be a joke. Right? Wrong! She's serious. Check out what she said about the evil Thomas the Tank Engine: For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to...
  • Ted Cruz: The facts suggest President Obama has just used the FAA to launch an ECONOMIC BOYCOTT

    07/23/2014 1:12:00 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 49 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 23 July 2014 | Right Scoop Staff
    FULL TITLE: Ted Cruz: The facts suggest President Obama has just used the FAA to launch an ECONOMIC BOYCOTT on Israel…//// Sen. Ted Cruz ripped the president today for using a federal agency, the FAA, to launch an economic boycott on Israel in order to force them to comply with his demands. He pointed out that this economic boycott aids Hamas while simultaneously hurting Israel. What Cruz is calling for is the Obama administration to answer the following questions: Was this decision a political decision driven by the White House? If the FAA’s decision was based on airline safety, why...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • HMS Illustrious is greeted by thousands of well-wishers as she docks for final time

    07/22/2014 12:04:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail, UK ^ | 22 July 2014 | MARK DUELL
    'Lusty' has returned home after 32 years of service with decommissioning ceremony to be held later this year Will be replaced by HMS Ocean which has received £65m refit until next generation of aircraft carriers are built Illustrious was rushed into service for the Falklands War, and has served in Bosnia, Sierra Leone and Lebanon Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones praises her 'long and proud history' and says she has 'protected nation's interests' 685ft-long vessel Illustrious could be turned into floating museum in tribute to decommissioned class of warship Greeted by waving bikini-clad women standing in the water, it was...
  • MBDA SPEAR 3 missile would bring true anti-ship capabilities to RAF and FAA F-35s

    07/22/2014 11:54:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 22 July 2014
    MBDA was showcasing its SPEAR 3 missile at the Farnborough International Air Show 2014. SPEAR is MBDA’s response to a component of the UK’s Selective Precision Effects At Range air launched requirement. The weapon will maximize the potential of the UK’s future combat air capability, matching the weapon to the aircraft: “a 5th generation weapon for a 5th generation fast jet”. MBDA Artist impressions showing: Left: the SPEAR missile can be "quad packed" per each F-35 weapon bay (8x missiles total). Right: SPEAR could well become the missile of choice for anti-surface missions to be conducted in the near future...
  • Hardline Muslims Tried to Impose Islam in British City's Schools: Government Report

    07/22/2014 9:01:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    LONDON — A British government inquiry has found that hardline Muslims tried to impose an "intolerant and aggressive" Islamic agenda on some schools in the city of Birmingham, including separation of boys and girls in lessons and banning Christmas celebrations. Some of the majority-Moslem schools invited speakers with known extremist views to assemblies and promoted organizations that would be categorized as 'extremist' under government classifications, according to the report by Peter Clarke, former head of London Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command. Hardline Muslims also tried to force schools to install governors and teachers who would support a conservative Islamic religious...
  • Britain Announces Inquiry Into Killing of Ex-K.G.B. Officer[Litvinenko]

    07/22/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 July 2014 | ALAN COWELL
    Almost eight years after Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former K.G.B. officer turned whistle-blower, was poisoned in London with a radioactive isotope, the British authorities announced on Tuesday that a public inquiry would be held into his death, permitting investigators to explore whether Russian leaders ordered the killing. At a time when President Vladimir V. Putin faces mounting Western opprobrium for his support of pro-Russia separatists accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine, the announcement from Theresa May, the British home secretary, could be seen by Moscow as a further rebuke. “It is more than seven years...
  • Trojan Horse Report Finds 'Determined Effort' To Implement Radical Islam In School ( UK )

    07/22/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Andre Walker
    A report into the so-called Trojan Horse plot to takeover schools in Birmingham has found a "determined effort" to implement radical Islam. The comments came from the newly appointed Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who made a statement on the subject in the House of Commons today. The review was ordered by the Morgan's predecessor Michael Gove, following reports that as many as twenty-five Birmingham schools had been the subject of takeovers. In each case, the governing bodies were infiltrated by radicals who then set about pushing out moderate teachers and implementing radical Islam. Today's report makes clear that the allegations...
  • Israel Asks London: What Would You do if You Were Under Attack?

    07/21/2014 4:26:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 21 Jul 2014
    Israel’s armed forces have distributed an image of London’s Houses of Parliament under missile attack, posing the question: ‘What would you do?’The military’s bid to justify its actions comes on the day five patients were killed in their beds as Israeli bombs hit a hospital in Gaza. The strike on the Al Aqsa Hospital, in the town of Deir el-Balah, was the fourth attack by Israeli forces on a medical facility this month. The Israel army did not comment on the incident but has previously accused militants of firing rockets from locations close to schools and hospitals. There were renewed...
  • Muslim Traffic Warden Refuses to Issue Ticket Because it Is Ramadan

    07/21/2014 3:27:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A Muslim traffic warden said he didn’t think ‘it was morally correct’ to issue a ticket during the month of Ramadan. Iftikhar Alam Imtiazah Butt (not his real name) said his bosses had told him it was okay not to issue any tickets between sunrise and sunset. “I don’t think my religion will allow me to issue tickets to people which might cause them undue stress during the month of Ramadan. "It can be a real pain getting a ticket if you are only a couple of seconds late back to your car. “I spoke to my boss about it...
  • Israel Tweets Fake Photo of Rockets Over London to Answer Critics

    07/21/2014 12:35:35 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 21, 2014
    0 inShare. . An image on Twitter of rockets sailing toward London's Houses of Parliament is the Israeli military's official response to criticism of its ongoing offensive in Gaza. Captioned "What Would You Do?" the fake photo appeared Monday on the official Twitter account of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The Palestinian militant group Hamas has fired more than 1,000 missiles from Gaza into Israel since hostilities between the two sides escalated into exchanges of rockets and airstrikes beginning July 9. The greater civilian death toll on the Palestinian side of the conflict has prompted criticism of Israel's military offensive,...
  • Putin Posied to Retaliate Against Obama by Trashing Iran Deal

    07/18/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/18/2014 | Josh Rogin
    Now that the U.S.-Russia relationship has broken down, Moscow could throw a wrench into the teetering nuclear negotiations with Iran. The escalating tensions between Washington and Moscow, brought to fever by the MH17 airliner disaster, are finally to the point where they threaten to spoil the number one item on President Obama’s foreign policy agenda: the nuclear talks with Iran. The man doing the threatening is Russian President Vladimir Putin. Earlier this week, Putin promised to retaliate against the United States for new sanctions targeting his friends and business associates, as well as large Russian defense, energy, and financial firms....
  • As Ukraine burns Clegg downs cocktails and tequila, bakes cakes and discusses his favourite vinegars

    07/20/2014 6:50:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 20, 2014 | TOM MCTAGUE
    Nick Clegg was slammed today after taking a break from the global crisis threatening to tip the world into a new Cold War - to spend three hours talking about cooking on daytime TV. The Deputy Prime Minister joined celebrity guests on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch this morning - helping hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer cook an avocado cake. The Liberal Democrat leader, wearing a black shirt tucked into blue jeans, downed chilli clams, tequila and cocktails - and revealed his favourite vinegar was balsamic. Mr Clegg's appearance....came as David Cameron held crisis talks with world leaders over the...
  • Sebastian Gorka: Christian Holocaust Underway in Iraq, USA and World Look On

    07/20/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Robert Wilde
    When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000. In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching. This is the sad news that Breitbart’s National Security Editor and one of the world’s leading experts on asymmetric warfare, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, brought to Breitbart News Saturday,...
  • Walgreens to lay off 345 in Flagstaff

    07/19/2014 9:16:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | ‎7‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎ | Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa
    One of the top 10 employers in Flagstaff, Walgreens, announced Friday that it was closing its distribution center by April and laying off all 345 employees. ... Walgreens recently announced it was seeking to relocate its corporate headquarters overseas to lower its income tax bill. One estimate put first-year tax savings for the country’s largest drugstore chain at more than $700 million. The Wall Street Journal reported July 15 that Walgreens is considering buying the rest of Alliance Boots, a drugstore chain that operates in the United Kingdom but is headquartered in Switzerland. If Walgreens does purchase the rest of...
  • Violent Protests Against Israel in London, Paris, Chile, Belgium

    07/19/2014 8:49:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 7/19/2014, 10:22 PM | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel’s offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence. Organizers of the London rally claimed that “tens of thousands” of people joined the march from Prime Minister David Cameron’s office to the Israeli embassy, many of them chanting “Israel is a terror state”. Police refused to give an estimate for the number present but several roads through the centre of the capital were closed during the three-mile (4.8-kilometer) march, which passed off peacefully. …
  • HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH TAKES TO THE WATER AS NEW CARRIER IS MOVED FOR FIRST TIME

    Britain’s biggest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth took to the water for the first time today as she was moved out of dry dock. Rosyth, UK – With just two metres to spare at either side of the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, a flotilla of tugs inched the ship from the dock where she was constructed at Rosyth, near Edinburgh, to a neighbouring jetty where she’ll be completed over the next two years. After a two-day operation to flood the cavernous dry dock, tugs began the delicate task of moving the leviathan in her entirety for the first time at dawn...
  • David Davis MP: It’s time to end the appeasement of Putin

    07/19/2014 2:36:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    conservativehome.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | David Davis
    It always takes a tragedy for the world to wake up to grave threats. The catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11 2001 was one such incident. America initiated a period of oversees military adventurism to combat the threat of militant Islamism that reshaped the world. The callous and despicable destruction of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace could be another pivotal moment in history. For too long Russia has stoked conflict around the world for its own short-term political gains. Now its actions have directly led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people, 80...
  • Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte warns Vladimir Putin of 'last chance' to help recover bodies

    07/19/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | July 19, 2014
    Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says Russia's president has "one last chance" to show he is serious about helping rescuers recover the bodies of the victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The attack on the plane has claimed the lives of 28 Australians and eight permanent Australian residents, who were among the 298 passengers and crew on board. Mr Rutte's comments come amid reports pro-Russian rebels have taken 38 bodies from the site. Minutes after what he described as a "very intense" conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Mr Rutte said: "He has one last chance to show he...
  • Tomintoul Prepares For Highland Games

    07/19/2014 1:34:33 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 7 replies
    The Northern Scot ^ | 19 July 2014
    ONE of Scotland’s oldest Highland games will get underway today. Organisers are expecting crowds to flock to the public park for Tomintoul Highland Games, which is now in its 173rd year. Competition begins at 11am, with the massed pipes and drums marching into the park from the village square at midday, led by games chieftain James Fraser. The bands will play throughout the afternoon, with drum majors competing to throw their maces over a banner in time to the music. Heavy events are a particular attraction for foreign visitors, with athletes taking part in hammer and stone throwing as well...
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo heading for Dundee’s City Square

    07/19/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 4 replies
    The Evening Telegraph ^ | 19 July 2014 7.00am
    The stirring sounds and colourful spectacle of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will come to Dundee for the first time next month. The free event in the city centre will showcase more than 600 performers coming from as far afield as Canada, Australia and Singapore. The line-up for the Taste of the Tattoo show will include the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra, Highland dancers, military bands, an Indian cultural troupe and the inimitable Massed Pipes and Drums.
  • The Stories of Britons Included in Death Toll of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

    07/18/2014 11:28:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 18 Jul 2014
    Among the 298 passengers and crew who were killed on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, ten were travelling on British passports. The six named so far include two students, two devout football fans and one a former BBC journalist and press officer for the World Health Organisation. The death toll also includes 154 people from the Netherlands, 45 from Malaysia (including all 15 crewmembers) and 27 Australians. Families in Indonesia, Germany and Belgium also lost loved one, while 41 of the victims have not yet been unverified. These are the stories of the Britons confirmed to have lost their lives....
  • Christians lie and wives must have sex or go to hell, Trojan Horse pupils told

    07/18/2014 9:15:14 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Steven Swinford
    Children were taught that all Christians are liars and attempts were made to introduce Sharia law in classrooms as part of an alleged 'Trojan Horse' takeover plot of Birmingham schools, an inquiry has found. The inquiry commissioned by Birmingham City Council found evidence of religious extremism in 13 schools as school governors and teachers tried to promote and enforce radical Islamic values. The report found that the extremism went unchecked because the council "disastrously" prioritised community cohesion over "doing what is right". It concluded that there was a "determined effort" by "manipulative" governors to introduce "unacceptable" practices, "undermine" head teachers...
  • Putin and the West's insipid statesman

    07/18/2014 7:16:04 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19 July 2014 | Daily Mail
    This is a conflict of polar opposites. On one side of the terrifying crisis blowing up on the borders of Russia and Ukraine stands Vladimir Putin, the ruthless former KGB officer, focused with deadly intent on rebuilding the Soviet empire. On the other are the frivolous, dithering politicians of the West, high-fiving each other at summits and conveying their condolences, after a monstrous atrocity, on the teenagers’ medium of Twitter. As Flight MH17 is shot down over our continent, almost certainly with weaponry supplied by the Kremlin, where are the statesmen of stature to lead us through these deeply worrying...
  • Wind Turbine Fires 10 Times More Common than Previously Thought

    07/18/2014 9:50:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 120 wind turbines catch fire each year – ten times the number reported by the industry – according to new research. The figures show that fires are the second biggest cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure. ... because the turbines are so far off the ground, it is almost impossible to put the fires out, leading to the whole structure potentially being destroyed. Dr Guillermo Rein of Imperial College said: “Fires are a problem for the industry, impacting on energy production, economic output and emitting toxic fumes. “This could cast a shadow over the industry’s green...
  • Muslim Terrorizes British Church Congregation

    07/18/2014 1:49:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/17/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim outreach, my friends.Imagine the press coverage if a Christian did this in a mosque. “’Terror’ torment at Alfreton church,” Chad, July 17, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace)Tormented residents have told how a nuisance neighbour who walked into a church “dressed like a terrorist” and plagued a neighbour with references to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby made their lives a misery.Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Mohammed Dar, 52, of Ley Gardens, Alfreton, walked into the New Life Church, in Alfreton, on Remembrance Sunday masked in a headscarf and bandana enscribed with the words God is Great in...
  • Canadian on downed Malaysian airliner [Also Australian, British, German, Belgian and others.]

    07/17/2014 7:28:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 38 replies
    Reuters, Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Anton Zverev
    One U.S. official said Washington strongly suspected the missile that downed the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow...The Netherlands declared a day of national mourning for its 154 dead. Twenty-eight passengers were Malaysian, 27 Australian, 11 Indonesian, six British, four German, four Belgian, three Filipino and one Canadian. All 15 crew were Malaysian. Nationalities of the others aboard were unclear.
  • Before Alice Cooper and the Cramps, there was Screaming Lord Sutch

    07/17/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    Dangerous Minds ^ | July 16, 2014 | Paul Gallagher
    It seemed that Screaming Lord Sutch ran in every election and by-election in the UK from the early 1980s until his untimely death in 1999. There he would be on every election night, standing on the podium with his leopard spot jacket, top hat and rainbow rosette. Sutch was the perennial candidate of the Official Monster Raving Looney Party, which he founded in 1983. In fact, he had been standing for parliament on a regular basis under different guises since 1963, when sickened by the hypocrisy and corruption of British politics as exposed through the Profumo scandal, he started the...
  • London Celebrates The Monty Python Reunion By Putting A 50-Foot Dead Parrot In Potters Field Park

    07/17/2014 6:01:06 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    Co.Create ^ | July 15th 2014 | Dan Solomon
    Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue. Lovely plumage. The Monty Python reunion in London began on July 1, and after a 10-day break, picks up again tonight at the O2 Arena for the final five nights that will see Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin on the same stage together, doing silly things one more time.
  • Scotland Could Be Banned From Europe For 5 Years If It Votes For Independence

    07/16/2014 3:55:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jim Edwards
    If Scotland votes for independence in its referendum on Sept. 18, it may not be allowed to join the European Union for five years. New European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker said last night that the EU needs to take a break from admitting new countries. “Under my presidency of the commission, ongoing negotiations will continue … but no further enlargement will take place over the next five years," Juncker said, according to the BBC. He later clarified his remarks. Juncker wasn't talking about Scotland specifically but about countries generally, he said. Even so, it's hard to see Scotland retaining automatic...
  • Royal Air Force Upgrades Tornado in Shadow of F-35

    07/16/2014 3:02:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | July 16th, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    FARNBOROUGH, England – The British Royal Air Force plans to finish technological upgrades of as many as 59 Tornado aircraft by 2016 as part of a modernization plan to keep the plane relevant as the F-35 and Typhoon come on line, officials said at the Farnborough International Airshow. The upgrades included outfitting the planes with precision weapons, improved information exchange and secure communication technology, said Dave Waddington, Tornado Force Commander, RAF. Although at least eight upgraded Tornado aircraft have recently served in Afghanistan, the RAF plans to fully phase out the plane by 2019 as more Eurofighter Typhoons and F-35s...
  • Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

    07/16/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 83 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday 16 July 2014 | Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman
    *The largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals* To discover whether cannabis really does cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals, we carried out the largest ever study of the effects of THC (∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the drug’s principal psychoactive ingredient). We recruited 121 volunteers, all of whom had taken cannabis at least once before, and all of whom reported having experienced paranoid thoughts in the previous month (which is typical of half the population). None had been diagnosed with a mental illness. The volunteers were randomly chosen to...
  • Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It.

    07/15/2014 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2014 | Sebastian Payne
    Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It. By Sebastian Payne July 14 Ed Miliband is desperate to meet Barack Obama. The BBC is reporting that Miliband, the leader of the opposition party in the United Kingdom, is lobbying heavily for a meeting with the president before next year’s general election. Obama is on a two day state visit to Britain. Why, you might ask, given that the pair met in Buckingham Palace three years ago? The Labor Party thinks that, to boost Miliband's chances of winning next year’s general election, they...
  • Scottish independence : Don’t leave us this way

    07/15/2014 12:01:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    The Economist ^ | 15 July 2014 | Economist
    Opinion polls suggest the Scots will decide against leaving, but it is the nationalists who have fire in their bellies, and Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), is a strong finisher. The campaign has been a bad-tempered one, marked by growing Scottish anger at English complacency and indifference while English resentment of Scottish whingeing and freeloading has risen On economics, the nationalists say that Scots will be £1,000 a year better-off per head if they go it alone. That number, however, is based on implausible assumptions about the oil price, Scotland’s debt burden, demography and productivity....
  • Professors For Pedophilia: Witness this disturbing and growing phenomenon hitting Europe

    07/15/2014 7:18:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/15/2014 | Stephen Brown
    As Christian religious belief declines in Europe, the continent’s pagan heart comes more and more to the fore, and England, is only the latest European country to witness this growing phenomenon. A major pedophilia scandal is currently rocking British society, in which as many as 20 prominent politicians, judges and other members of the British establishment are suspected of having abused children in the 1980s and 1990s as part of a pedophile ring. The victims were among society’s most vulnerable, being mostly boys from state children’s homes. And such abuse, it is suspected, may have been going on for decades....
  • The U.K. Political Pedophile Ring Scandal is Just The Tip of the Iceberg

    07/15/2014 4:48:58 AM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies
    SCG News ^ | 7-8-2014
    It wasn't that long ago that those who claimed that there was a massive pedophile ring involving officials in the highest levels of government were written off as conspiracy theorists and kooks. That is no longer the case, at least in the U.K. It turns out that this so called conspiracy theory was true, and is finally being officially investigated. The coverup isn't going well at this point. The British government is even coming under heat for the convenient disappearance of key files regarding the allegations. At least forty British MPs are implicated, but this is really just the tip...