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  • Christian prison chaplain prevails, reinstated over Muslim coworker’s complaints

    10/18/2018 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9-18-2018 | LifeSiteNews staff
    September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Christian volunteer chaplain who was controversially barred from HMP Brixton after unsubstantiated complaints has won his battle to return to the prison. Pastor Paul Song volunteered at the prison for nearly 20 years but last year was told by the senior Muslim chaplain: "If you do turn up here without my prior permission, your keys will be confiscated, and you will be walked to the gate". A prison official later told Pastor Song that the decision to remove him as a volunteer chaplain was "permanent and with immediate effect", following accusations from the Muslim...
  • U.S. envoy Haley: Palestine is not any state at all

    10/17/2018 7:24:46 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 17, 2018 | Tovah Lazaroff
    “The Palestinians are not a UN Member State or any state at all. The United States will continually point that out in our remarks at UN events led by the Palestinians,” Haley said. The United States does not recognize Palestine as a state, its envoys said on Tuesday as they opposed United Nations General Assembly move to enhance the stature of the Palestinian Authority. “The Palestinians are not a UN Member State or any state at all. The United States will continually point that out in our remarks at UN events led by the Palestinians,” US Ambassador to the United...
  • 'Anti-racism' rally in Berlin calls for destruction of Israel

    10/17/2018 4:12:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 16, 2018 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Demonstrators at the march hoisted symbols in support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. BERLIN – A march estimated by police to have included 100,000 demonstrators took place in Germany’s capital on Saturday to protest right-wing extremism. Speakers urged the obliteration of the Jewish state and support for the BDS campaign against Israel. The Jerusalem Post reviewed a video showing two speakers who called for the “liberation of all of Palestine 48” and “We must take a stand and boycott Israel. BDS.” The slogan to “liberate all of Palestine” refers to the founding of the Jewish state...
  • 'Everything that was struck was destroyed'

    10/17/2018 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/18
    Major General Herzi Halevi, the Commanding Officer of the IDF Southern Command, slammed the Hamas terrorist organization following the rocket attack on Be'er Sheva early Wednesday morning. "Hamas pretends to govern in Gaza, and tells the Gazan population that it seeks to improve their lives. However, in reality, Hamas specializes in riots at the border fence and in using explosive devices, incendiary and explosive balloons, and, as we saw last night, rockets," Gen. Halevi said in a statement. "Hamas worsens the lives of ordinary Gazans and last night took actions which forced us to strike a range of weapon production...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Tower Collusion Conspiracy Implodes During Interview with Key Witness

    10/17/2018 1:17:39 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/18 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK — The already collapsed Trump Tower collusion conspiracy continued to further implode during an exclusive interview with Rob Goldstone, the English publicist who sent Donald Trump Jr. the infamous email claiming Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton that led to the June 9, 2016 meeting. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/15/exclusive-trump-tower-collusion-conspiracy-implodes-during-interview-with-key-witness/
  • The tyranny of the transgender minority has got to be stopped

    10/16/2018 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 16th October 2018 | ALLISON PEARSON
    ITV’s new Sunday-night drama, Butterfly, is as moving as it is distressing. Eleven-year-old Max (Callum Booth-Ford) likes feather boas and pink crop-tops. Max thinks he wants to be a girl, but his builder father is appalled. He slaps the boy, screams in his face, insists to Vicky, Max’s well-meaning mother (Anna Friel), that “it’s about us fixing him”. The parents separate under the strain. At school, Max is bullied for being a “freak”. His granny is an off-the-peg bigot. The characters who question Max’s choice to become Maxine, and to go to school wearing a skirt, are pantomime villains. The...
  • A Message to the Bigots in Scotland

    10/16/2018 1:31:47 PM PDT · by lasereye · 21 replies
    The Stream ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Michael Brown
    A new billboard campaign in Scotland is calling out “homophobes” and “transphobes,” focusing in particular on religious “bigots.” In reality, it is the billboard campaign that is fear-based and bigoted. One billboard reads: “Dear bigots, division seems to be what you believe in. We don’t want your religious hate on our buses, on our streets and in our communities. We don’t want you spreading your intolerance. Or making people’s lives a misery because of their religious dress. You may not have faith in respect and love, but we do. That’s why if we see or hear your hate, we’re reporting...
  • Sweden to expel 6-year-old orphan to Ukraine while granting amnesty to 9,000 Afghans

    10/16/2018 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 16 replies
    www.voiceofeurope.com ^ | 10/16/18 | Emma R.
    The humanitarian superpower Sweden has once again shown that it has no problem giving one vulnerable person preference over another when deciding whom to expel and who should be allowed to stay for humanitarian purposes. When Denis was only 5 years old, his mother was found dead in an apartment in Södertälje. As his Ukrainian father has renounced custody, he is now an orphan. Now the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that he will be expelled to Ukraine all by himself. There, he will probably end up in an orphanage since he has no family there who can take care...
  • UK weather forecast: Britain braces for ‘SEVERE snow’ - FREAK SOLAR STORM warning

    10/16/2018 12:53:02 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    UK Express ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Nathan Rao
    Freak changes in the composition of space around the sun are about to drive a chain of meteorological events locking the UK into a savage early Arctic freeze, it has been claimed. The so-called solar corona has become dotted with holes on its Earth-facing side threatening serious knock-on effects to the flow of the jet stream and the weather this winter. Temperatures are expected to nosedive towards the end of October bringing ‘substantial snowfall’ across Scotland, northern and central England. It could herald the start of a four-month Polar assault with snow and sub-zero temperatures threatening to grip the nation...
  • How ITV's Butterfly hopes to be a 'game-changer' for trans people(major hurl alert)

    10/15/2018 2:17:02 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 October 2018 | Rebecca Thomas
    ITV has set itself a challenge with its latest drama Butterfly.It tells the story of a transgender child and a family struggling to know how best to deal with the transition. It stars Anna Friel as Vicky, mother to 11-year-old Max (Callum Booth-Ford), who wants to become Maxine. Emmett J Scanlan, of Hollyoaks fame, plays father Stephen. Alison Steadman takes the role of Vicky's mum and Millie Gibson is Max's sister Lily. The family has been torn apart. Despite the couple's love, Stephen has left, unable to cope with Vicky allowing Max to be a girl at home. Meanwhile outside,...
  • British pilot makes history to become the first to perform 'rolling landing'... (F-35B)

    10/15/2018 7:10:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | October 15, 2018 | LEIGH MCMANUS
    A British test pilot has made history by performing a ‘rolling landing’ with an F-35 stealth fighter onto the deck of an aircraft carrier Peter 'Wizzer Wilson', a BAE Systems test pilot, put the £120m aircraft down on HMS Queen Elizabeth without using its vertical landing system or a ‘tailhook’. Despite blustery conditions, he performed a more conventional short landing in a world first. The new landing technique means that the cutting-edge jet will now not have to jettison fuel or expensive weapons into the sea before it touches down on the aircraft carrier after a mission. The Royal Navy...
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are Expecting a Baby

    10/15/2018 1:25:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 54 replies
    Kensington Palace ^ | 15 Oct 2018
    Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.
  • Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan 

    10/13/2018 2:02:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 11, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be subject to the new proposed calorie limits, in a desperate bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis. Under the draft proposals, a standard pizza for one should contain no more than 928 calories - far less than many sold by takeaways, restaurants and shops.  And the recommendations suggest that a savoury pie should contain no more than 695 calories. Public Health England (PHE) said “drastic” measures were needed to combat Britain’s...
  • BBC issues 'ally' badges to heterosexual staff who promote LGBT issues in a bid [tr]

    10/13/2018 6:01:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 12, 2018 | Susie Coen
    The BBC is encouraging staff to become ‘straight allies’ of colleagues who are gay, lesbian or have other gender identities. The move is an attempt to tackle what it calls a ‘heteronormative culture’, in which being straight is considered the norm. To shift the balance, staff who are heterosexual but ‘actively promote’ LGBT issues will wear pin badges or use email signatures to signify that they are ‘allies’ of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender colleagues.
  • Deranged liberal critics give Trump a boost

    10/13/2018 1:01:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    London Times ^ | 10/11/2018 | Gerard Baker
    The Kavanaugh controversy has united Republicans as never before behind a president once viewed with deep suspicion. Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad, we are told by the ancients. Donald Trump is no one’s idea of a god but his ability to reduce his opponents to wailing, gibbering husks, like demented characters in a Greek tragedy, seems increasingly Olympian in its reach. Last weekend, as Brett Kavanaugh, the president’s Supreme Court nominee, was finally being confirmed in the Senate, the Furies were unleashed and the Republicans’ foes took flight from the asylum... The past few weeks have...
  • Hillary Berates Brits for Backing Brexit

    10/12/2018 9:13:01 AM PDT · by Timocrat · 38 replies
    Daily Express - UK ^ | 10/12/2018 | Ciaran McGrath
    Brexit is 'one of history's greatest self-inflicted wounds' Hillary Clinton pokes nose in.DEFEATED 2016 US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has claimed Brexit “may well go down as one of the greatest and most unnecessary self-inflicted wounds in modern history” during a visit to Belfast.
  • #RoyalWedding: Princess Eugenie chose Great Gatsby passage for second reading

    10/12/2018 3:55:27 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 40 replies
    People ^ | Oct 11 2018 | Erin Hill
    In addition to serving as her sister’s maid of honor on her wedding day, Princess Beatrice will also give a special reading during Princess Eugenie‘s royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday After Jack’s cousin, Charles Brooksbank, finishes his reading — taken from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians — Beatrice will stand before the gathered wedding guests at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle to read a passage from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. “He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you...
  • With 100 Sharia courts and 423 new mosques London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries

    10/11/2018 8:55:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 11 October 2018
    Mosques are popping up all over Britain, especially in its capital city of London. Sharia courts are in full function in London, handing out actual decisions to London’s ever growing Muslim population. “London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together,” Islamic preacher Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi told local media Churches still outnumber mosques in Britain, but there are many mosques that are becoming overcrowded. Five years ago the Daily Mail published photos of churches and mosques in London. The difference was astonishing. The St Mary’s Church had only 12 people attending mass. While nearby at the Brune Street...
  • Britain May Require Companies to Report Race Pay Gap

    10/11/2018 12:21:52 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2018 | Amie Tsang
    Companies in Britain would have to report pay disparities among ethnic groups in their work force under a rule being considered by Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. The idea is a response to a study published last year that showed significant pay disparities between ethnic minorities and their white counterparts in Britain. It comes after the government began requiring large companies to report pay disparities between men and women. “Too often ethnic minority employees feel they’re hitting a brick wall when it comes to career progression,” Mrs. May said in a statement. The Race Disparity Audit, a survey of 24,000...
  • ...Massive support for Tommy Robinson and the lads in ‘Army Gate’

    10/11/2018 11:33:06 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 2 replies
    voiceofeurope.com ^ | 10/11/18 | Voice of Europe
    When Tommy Robinson goes anywhere, he is met with people who thank him, ask for selfies, genuinely love and appreciate all he is doing to fight for our women and children in this country. The mainstream media and the army making statements regarding Tommy Robinson as though it is fact, when in truth, it is fiction. So when he was at the motorway services off the M1 and by chance there were four coaches of young army squaddies there who greeted him, he had his photo taken with them. A simple selfie with some young lads. Young lads, aged 17,...