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  • Nazis Would Be Proud of Sunday Times Racist, Anti-Semitic Israel Cartoon

    01/28/2013 3:33:37 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 29 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Nazis Would Be Proud of Sunday Times Racist, Anti-Semitic Israel Cartoon(photo) The Sunday Times runs Nazi style cartoons attacking Jews. By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- January 28, 2013 … One has to ask The Sunday Times in London just one question. Which Arab state paid you to bash Israel? To take a punch at the Jews? Why would any newspaper in any free democracy take a racist shot at Israel, at every Jew around the world? As over 60,000 civilians are murdered in Syria, as Iran declares its intention to build nuclear weapons for use against the Infidels...
  • Pervert MP Cyril Smith was pals with satanic child sex monster

    01/30/2013 10:17:44 AM PST · by Renfield · 16 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 1-19-2013 | Patrick Hill
    Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO, the Sunday People has discovered. Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to ­anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith. And shockingly he has revealed his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised the horrendous ordeal. Horgan made a deal with the man who went on to be knighted after years as a ­respected Member of Parliament...
  • 16-Year-Old Screamed as He Was Hacked to Death With Swords in Central London

    01/29/2013 9:44:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Jan 2013 | Hayley Dixon
    A mother was forced to stand at a police cordon and watch as her 16-year-old son bled to death after he was stabbed to death with "swords" in a busy central London street.The boy, who has not been named, was heard screaming for his life as he was attacked in Lupus street, Pimlico, shortly before 7pm yesterday, eyewitnesses have claimed. He was rushed to hospital where he died from his wounds, becoming the first teenager to be killed in London this year. Scotland Yard have launched a murder inquiry and said that they are keeping an “open mind” on the...
  • British troops will go to Mali – confirmed

    Hundreds of British troops will be deployed to Mali and West Africa, Number 10 has now confirmed. According to reports, approximately 350 personnel will be deployed. 200 British soldiers are expected to train soldiers in African countries outside of Mali, whilst 40 advisers are to be sent into the country to train troops. The UK would be "contributing to both Malian training and training forces that are involved in providing a regionally-led approach", a Number 10 spokesman was quoted as saying by the BBC. 70 Royal Air Force personnel are also to be used for the operation of Sentinel surveillance...
  • 'Our parents pay tax so we're entitled to benefits'Couple living off Ł17k handouts

    01/29/2013 12:29:36 PM PST · by Cronos · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Daily Mail
    <p>The pair receive Ł1,473 per month in benefits or Ł17,680 per year.</p> <p>This works out at Ł340 per week, which includes Ł140 housing benefit, Ł60 child tax credit, Ł20 child benefit and Ł110 Jobseekers Allowance.</p> <p>Weekly outgoings include Ł60 on food, Ł22.50 on TV, Ł3.50 on their TV licence plus utility bills, which the pair say they receive no help with.</p>
  • Mali: Britain prepared to send 'sizeable amount' of troops to support French

    01/29/2013 6:34:50 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 30 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 28 January 2013 | Nicholas Watt and Luke Harding in Sévaré
    David Cameron says UK will support French mission to drive Islamists out but insists forces will not engage in combat Britain is prepared to take the risk of sending a "sizeable amount" of troops to Mali and neighbouring West African countries as David Cameron offers strong support to France in its operation to drive Islamist militants from its former colony. As news emerged that insurgents retreating from Timbuktu had set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless historic manuscripts, Downing Street said the prime minister told François Hollande on Sunday night Britain was "keen" to provide further military assistance...
  • HS2: “Rushed” plans will drive high speed rail link through heart of rural England, say Tory MPs

    01/28/2013 2:16:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:09PM GMT 28 Jan 2013 | Peter Dominiczak
    The Department for Transport has unveiled its plans for the northern section of the controversial HS2 railway, but has faced anger from Tories representing constituencies along the route who say it will destroy large swathes of the countryside and “blight” lives. The 225-mph trains will link London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds by 2033. It emerged that plans to connect the Ł32-billion ($50 billion) train line directly to Heathrow have been put on hold until the Davies Commission on airport capacity has reported. …
  • David Cameron’s wife Samantha is the “driving force” behind gay marriage (per cabinet minister)

    01/28/2013 1:34:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:30AM GMT 26 Jan 2013 | Tim Walker
    Mandrake reported on Friday that David Cameron’s mother, Mary, had been asked why the Prime Minister was pressing ahead with plans to change the law in favor of same-sex marriage when it was alienating so many of the Conservative Party’s natural supporters. “I know, but David just won’t be told,” the retired Justice of the Peace replied. The answer may be close to hand: a cabinet minister points to Samantha Cameron’s influence on her husband. “Samantha is the driving force behind the policy,” claims the minister. The baronet’s daughter, who is a creative consultant at Smythson, the Mayfair luxury goods...
  • UK Headed for Triple Dip Recession? Impact on EU Exit Vote

    01/28/2013 8:04:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    There is much talk of a triple dip recession in the UK. It depends on how you define it. If you call a recession two consecutive quarters of decline in GDP, with any quarter of positive growth ending the recession, then answer is yes. Here is a chart from the Telegraph article UK heads for triple dip as GDP contracts 0.3pc to consider. Double Dip? The blue rectangles are mine. I see two recessions not three. With 9 quarters in between recessions, one might ask "Is this even a double-dip setup?" I suggest yes, but there is no clear agreed-upon...
  • Abu Qatada will cost UK taxpayers $10m this year

    01/27/2013 5:41:27 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 6 replies
    The Sun ^ | RICHARD MORIARTY & LUKE HEIGHTON
    UK TAXPAYERS are set to cough up Ł6MILLION this year to pay the bills of hate cleric Abu Qatada. The Islamic fanatic racked up legal costs of Ł5,000 A DAY last month after being allowed to stay in Britain. It will cost an astonishing Ł5MILLION this year to foot the security bill for the 52-year-old who has been closely monitored since his release from jail last November. The Ł100,000-a-week operation includes a team of SIXTY officers from Scotland Yard, MI5 and a private security firm. Keeping him in jail for years cost the taxpayer Ł850,000 while the security bill since...
  • Gay Marriage: Catholic Church Tells Priests 'Time To Act Is Now' [Time To Push Back: Too Late?]

    01/27/2013 12:55:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 27, 2013 | John Bingham
    Gay Marriage: Catholic Church Tells Priests 'Time To Act Is Now' The Roman Catholic Church has launched a final push against the Government’s plans for gay marriage with just 10 days before MPs vote on the issue. By John Bingham 27 Jan 2013 The Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Rev Peter Smith, spoke of a desire to “mobilise” opposition in the Church. He urged them to capitalize on the decision by all three main party leaders to allow free votes on the matter and increase pressure on their local MPs to halt such a “fundamental change in the law”. A...
  • Horsemeat found in burgers made for British supermarkets was imported from Poland

    01/27/2013 12:30:14 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 27, 2013 | Liz Hull
    Horsemeat found in beef burgers manufactured for British supermarkets was imported from Poland, it emerged last night. Tests have revealed that ‘raw material’ supplied to an Irish processing plant, which made burgers for Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Iceland, contained as much as 20 per cent horse DNA, the Irish Government said. Around 10million beef burgers have been withdrawn from sale by supermarkets, and other smaller retailers in the UK, since the scandal, which centred around the Silvercrest factory, in County Monaghan, broke earlier this month. Customers and food standards experts were left reeling after tests by the Foods Safety Authority...
  • Lib Dem MP apologizes over attack on “the Jews”

    01/27/2013 12:59:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:04PM GMT 26 Jan 2013
    A Liberal Democrat MP facing disciplinary action after accusing “the Jews” of atrocities against Palestinians has issued a public apology for causing “unintended offense”. David Ward’s comments—posted on his website ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day—were condemned by party chiefs and sparked a furious backlash. … In a new post on Saturday afternoon he said he “never for a moment intended to criticize or offend the Jewish people as a whole, either as a race or as a people of faith, and apologize sincerely for the unintended offense which my words caused.” …
  • Registrar forged birth certificates for African gang in Ł4m benefits fraud

    01/26/2013 10:04:07 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Christian Gysin
    Maybe he can get a job in the Administration? - A crooked registrar faces a lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty of issuing false birth certificates to a gang of African fraudsters who stole at least Ł4million from taxpayers over 20 years. Azu Akpom provided fake certificates to the ringleader of the gang who went on to create false identities for up to 100 children to milk the benefits system. Croydon Crown Court heard how the Nigerian-born father of three was ultimately trapped by a text message which, despite his denial, showed he knew the gang’s chief conspirator, Ugandan-born...
  • British Muslim abuser who 'didn't know' that sex with a girl of 13 was illegal spared jail

    01/26/2013 5:54:24 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Paul Bentley
    A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law. Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’ Earlier Nottingham...
  • British MP: Jews Didn't Learn the Lesson from the Holocaust

    01/26/2013 1:08:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    A Liberal Democrat MP in Britain faces expulsion from the party for saying Jews had not learned from the murder of six million in the Holocaust in their treatment of Palestinian Authority Arabs, the Daily Mail reports. David Ward, MP for Bradford East, wrote on his own website that he was “saddened” that Jews “could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians…on a daily basis.” “Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution...
  • British MP: Jews Didn't Learn the Lesson from the Holocaust

    01/25/2013 3:06:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 1/25/13 | Elad Benari, Canada
    A Liberal Democrat MP in Britain faces expulsion from the party for saying Jews had not learned from the murder of six million in the Holocaust in their treatment of Palestinian Authority Arabs, the Daily Mail reports. David Ward, MP for Bradford East, wrote on his own website that he was “saddened” that Jews “could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians…on a daily basis.” “Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution...
  • Muslim abuser who 'didn't know' that sex with a girl of 13 was illegal is spared jail

    01/26/2013 8:52:21 AM PST · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Januari 25 2013
    A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law. Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’
  • British soldiers jailed for 50 years after smuggling drugs and guns into the UK

    01/26/2013 8:31:27 AM PST · by klpt · 8 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Steve Robson
    A gang of elite British Army soldiers who smuggled drugs and guns into the UK have been jailed for a combined total of almost 50 years today. Trooper Lemar Loveless, 26, masterminded the operation to bring a cache of guns, ammunition and Ł70,000 worth of cocaine through the Channel Tunnel loaded into the back of BMWs. He had discharged himself from the Queen's Royal Hussars, the most senior light cavalry regiment of the British Army, just days before his arrest.
  • Gun Show Cancelled After Ban on Assault Weapons

    01/25/2013 10:57:19 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Matthew Auerbach
    Organizers of a Pennsylvania outdoors gun show have cancelled the event after a backlash over a ban on assault rifles. The nine-day Eastern Sports and Outdoor show was scheduled to begin in Harrisburg on Feb. 2. In a notice posted on its web site, Reed Exhibitions said an "emotionally charged atmosphere" had been created that would make it impossible to hold an event "designed to provide family enjoyment." The company’s reasons for a ban were laid out in a statement issued by Chet Burchett, Reed Exhibitions' regional president. "Our original decision not to include certain products in the Eastern Sports...
  • U.K. Referendum Call Rattles Europe's Gilded Cage

    01/25/2013 11:32:44 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Editorial
    European Union: U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron startled Europe by calling for a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the EU. It was a bid to sweeten Britain's EU terms, but may open a genie bottle. Promising that if he is re-elected in 2015, a referendum on Britain's membership with the EU will follow, Cameron's gambit is in part a bid to pull the fast-growing United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) back into the conservative fold. But it's also seen as leverage against Brussels to lighten Britain's membership terms so that Cameron can get elected on a better economy for...
  • UK heading for triple-dip recession as GDP shrinks 0.3% in fourth quarter

    01/25/2013 11:13:19 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 25 January 2013 | Phillip Inman
    Britain could be on course for its third recession in four years after the economy shrank 0.3% in the last three months of 2012. The figures were worse than expected and could put pressure on the government to consider a "plan B" that would stimulate demand. A fall in manufacturing output dragged down the economy, countering a small rise in construction between October and December, according to the Office for National Statistics. The economy achieved zero growth for the year as a whole.
  • Judge Dredd: Is comic superhero gay?

    01/25/2013 10:06:34 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mirror ^ | 1/25/13 | By Ben Rankin
    The writers of the legendary lawman Judge Dredd have caused a stir among fans by suggesting he might be gay. The latest edition of the comic 2000 AD is titled Closet and deals with the issue of a teenager coming out. The first page has been released on the internet and apparently shows Dredd - a judge/policeman from the future - kissing the youth in a gay club. Reaction to the teaser, which was released online last month, has been mixed, with some fans so hostile to the idea they have threatened to burn the comic.
  • A Cultural Misunderstanding: The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/24/2013 5:32:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    fieldandstream.com ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NA
    For a number of years, I visited the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The show, which is held in a hideous rambling building originally intended to handle livestock, is a genuine monster. For a solid week, people in the tens of thousands come from near and far to grope sporting goods, book hunting and fishing trips, attend demonstrations, and generally see what is what. ESS, as it will hereinafter be referred to, is put on by Reed Exhibitions. Reed is the world’s largest organizer of trade shows and the like; the firm handles 500 events in 39...
  • The offal truth about American haggis

    01/24/2013 4:44:45 PM PST · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 24th January 2013 | Jon Kelly
    'Traditional Scottish haggis is banned in the United States. With Burns Night looming, how do fans satisfy their taste for oatmeal and offal? For aficionados, it is the "great chieftain o' the pudding-race". To sceptics, however, it is a gruesome mush of sheep's innards - and for decades American authorities have agreed. Authentic Scottish haggis has been banned in the United States since 1971, when the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) first took a dim view of one of its key ingredients - sheep's lung. While millions of people around the world will enjoy, or endure, a Burns Night helping...
  • Lloyds and RBS need billions more capital, Bank of England says

    01/24/2013 1:35:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 Januaray 2012 | Philip Aldrick
    Britain's bailed-out banks need billions of pounds more capital to shore up their balance sheets and support the economy, senior Bank of England officials have warned. UK regulators have given Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group until March to begin dealing with a black hole that Brooks Newmark, a Tory member of the Treasury Select Committee, suggested could be as large as Ł30bn. Bank officials refused to quantify the capital shortfall in evidence to the TSC yesterday, but they confirmed it was substantial. Michael Cohrs, a member of the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee, said it was “a big...
  • Cameron prods Europe’s sore spot

    01/24/2013 12:36:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    PressEurop ^ | 24 January 2013 | (Les Echos, Die Welt, Gazeta Wyborcza & 4 others)
    The British Prime Minister’s speech on January 23 on the future of relations between his country and the EU has made the front pages of most European newspapers. The idea of a UK exit provokes reactions ranging from outrage to—more frequently—understanding. There are also many newspapers that, like much of the British press, recognize that Cameron has raised legitimate questions that deserve answers at both the national and European levels. …
  • NRA boycott kills outdoors show that banned assault weapons

    01/24/2013 10:19:45 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Modified: January 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    A massive boycott sparked by the NRA and other gun-rights groups outraged that the nation's largest outdoors show banned the exhibition of assault weapons has caused the show's organizers to abruptly cancel the week-long event in Harrisburg, Pa. The successful boycott was the biggest demonstration of support by the outdoors industry yet against gun control efforts being pushed in Washington and in several states. "Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles (also called ARs) at the event....
  • Ausflag unveils new Aussie flag to be used at sporting events

    01/24/2013 4:16:33 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 33 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 24th January 2013 | Patrick Lion
    <p>A HIGH-powered alliance of top Australians has unveiled a new national sporting flag and plans to use it to gatecrash major sporting events.</p> <p>Ausflag will push for sporting bodies and fans to embrace the green, gold, blue and white flag - still featuring the Southern Cross - and even want it to be raised as the official flag in Olympic Games medal ceremonies.</p>
  • UK: Why are vandalism rates falling?

    01/23/2013 7:09:09 PM PST · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | Brian Wheeler
    'Vandalism in the UK is falling at a quicker rate than almost any other type of crime, according to official figures. What are the possible reasons behind this?'
  • More skeletons in BBC closet: 83-year-old broadcaster charged with rape

    01/23/2013 4:41:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | IANS
    London - Veteran TV and radio broadcaster Stuart Hall has been charged with rape and 14 counts of indecent assault. The 83-year-old BBC presenter is accused of raping a 22-year-old woman in 1976. He is also charged with 14 offences of indecent assault against 10 girls aged nine to 16 between 1967 and 1986, The Sun reported. The charges are related to new alleged victims but not linked to his previous court appearance on sex abuse charges, which he has denied. Hall was arrested on Tuesday morning after attending a police station by appointment. He was bailed to face Preston...
  • Farage on PM's EU pledge: 'We've heard it all before'

    01/23/2013 1:26:19 PM PST · by UKrepublican · 8 replies
    After the Prime Minister's announcement that the UK will have an in/out referendum on Europe if the Conservatives win the next general election, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "There is absolutely no reason to carry this on past the general election, and perhaps the biggest issue which will emerge over time is the issue of trust".
  • Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show doomed

    01/23/2013 8:28:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 23 January, 2013 | GSL
    Did you have plans for attending the grand-daddy of sports and outdoor shows, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show held in Harrisburg, PA in February? You might want to reconsider. The show’s promoters have banned all references to America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15 and those like it. This is the announcement from their website (you can Google it, but we’re not putting any links, hot or not, to the ESOS website): As a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms that serve the traditional needs of the sport. Clearly, we strongly support the 2nd Amendment....
  • Muslim Patrol: thugs abuse man in second 'vigilante' video

    01/23/2013 6:00:56 AM PST · by BBell · 8 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 22 Jan 2013
    A second inflammatory video featuring Islamic vigilantes emerged today, which appeared to show members of the group hurling homophobic abuse at a man and telling him to leave their "Muslim area". The footage, from a group calling themselves Muslim Patrol, shows the gang abusing the unnamed man who was walking by himself in Whitechapel, East London. Today Scotland Yard said they were investigating the video, which was posted on YouTube. Muslim leaders also condemned the thugs' behaviour. It comes after the gang uploaded another video called "The Truth About Saturday Night", in which white women were called "naked animals with...
  • Bye-Bye London-The future disappears for Jews in England

    01/23/2013 5:39:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 23, 2013 | Caroline Glick
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Bye-Bye LondonPosted By Caroline Glick On January 23, 2013 @ 12:33 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 21 Comments In an interview with Haaretz in November 2010, British novelist Martin Amis said the following about discussions of Israel in his motherland: I live in a mildly anti-Semitic country, and Europe is mildly anti-Semitic, and they hold Israel to a higher moral standard than its neighbors. If you bring up Israel in a public meeting in England, the whole atmosphere changes. The standard left-wing person never feels more comfortable than when attacking Israel. Because they are...
  • Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists

    01/22/2013 11:55:07 PM PST · by rmlew · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 22, 2013 | Bruno Waterfield,
    Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists A European Union report has urged tight press regulation and demanded that Brussels officials are given control of national media supervisors with new powers to enforce fines or the sacking of journalists. The “high level” recommendations that will be used to draft future EU legislation also attack David Cameron for failing to automatically implement proposals by the Lord Justice Leveson inquiry for a state regulation of British press. A "high level" EU panel, that includes Latvia’s former president and a former German justice minister, was ordered by Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president, last...
  • Taliban retaliate after Prince Harry compares fighting to a video game

    01/22/2013 8:46:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 22 January 2013 | Jon Boone
    Prince Harry's remarks that his job as a co-pilot in an Apache attack helicopter required him to "take a life to save a life" may have disconcerted some squeamish westerners. But it was Captain Wales's somewhat blasé attitude to fighting the hardline rebels that has most riled the Taliban. An indignant Taliban spokesman said the young prince was a coward who ran away from fighting the mujahideen, or "holy warriors", as the militants like to call themselves. "I don't believe that he participated in the fighting," said Zabiullah Mujahid. "Maybe he has seen the mujahideen in a movie, but that's...
  • Is Harry an old-fashioned warrior prince?

    01/22/2013 8:44:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 22 January 2013 | Tristram Hunt
    Compare and contrast one Prince Harry with another. This week, our own Captain Wales, in the PlayStation language of modern warfare, spoke of the ugly, deadly reality of service in Afghanistan. "Take a life to save a life, that's what we revolve around. If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game." As a soldier, what mattered most was the safety of his mates. "I'm not here on a free pass … Our job out here is to make sure the guys are safe on the ground and if that...
  • NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 6:50:21 PM PST · by Politicalmom · 7 replies
    Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA...
  • NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show

    01/22/2013 6:51:22 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    NRA ^ | January 22, 2013 | NRA
    Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA...
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 6:30:51 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Ammoland
    MISSOULA, Mont. --(Ammoland.com)- Due to recent decisions instituted by Reed Exhibitions regarding the disallowing of legal modern sporting rifles, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will withdraw as an exhibitor and conductor of the elk calling contest from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania. RMEF believes the actions taken by Reed, a British company, are detrimental to the Second Amendment and our right as Americans to bear arms. RMEF reached this decision after careful deliberations and taking into account the stance of our members, volunteers, industry partners and fellow hunters. We urge Reed Exhibitions to reconsider its policies to...
  • PA:Celebrities join boycott of outdoor show

    01/22/2013 9:38:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    lancasteronline.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | P.J. REILLY
    Exhibitors have been dropping out in what they say is a show of support for the Second Amendment. Now the celebrities are following. Several television personalities and expert hunters who were supposed to be on hand at the upcoming Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show to speak to attendees and sign autographs announced over the weekend they will join the growing boycott of the show slated for Feb. 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, hosts of the television show "The Crush With Lee & Tiffany," lead the list of celebrities boycotting the show as...
  • Piers Pressure: Believe it or not, Morgan is a great spokesman for gun control (He's serious)

    01/21/2013 1:21:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2013 | Peter Beinart
    Public relations–wise, the gun-control movement could hardly have a worse champion than CNN’s Piers Morgan. He’s haughty, he’s self-righteous, and, worst of all, he’s foreign. For the Second Amendment freaks who see Barack Obama as suspiciously un-American, his government as potentially tyrannical, and themselves as heirs to the gun toters who shot their way to liberty at Lexington and Concord, what better foil than a modern-day gun confiscator who actually is English. For years, American conservatives have been calling American liberals wannabe Europeans. Now, with America witnessing its nastiest culture-war skirmish since Bill Clinton’s impeachment, the man helping to lead...
  • 'Understanding' doesn't work. Killing does

    01/21/2013 5:28:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Hugo Rifkind
    We've given up on changing the world. The pragmatic (and brutal) approach to beating terrorism is the only way Is being an international terrorist like being a Page 3 model? By which I mean, when Mokhtar Belmohktar, 40, from Algeria, is pictured in our newspapers, his one eye staring flintily into the camera, clutching his gun like these people always do, is this really what it is all about? Maybe he'll buy lots of copies, clip them out, post them to friends and keep one stuck to the fridge for ever. Or maybe not. Maybe it's all about Allah;...
  • ISPs could be sued for letting customers read defamatory comments, says Leveson lawyer

    01/21/2013 4:10:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Ben Webster, Media Editor
    Internet service providers could be sued for allowing their customers to read defamatory comments online, under a new law proposed by the lead counsel to the Leveson inquiry. Robert Jay, QC, who led the questioning of key witnesses including David Cameron and Rupert Murdoch, has suggested a solution for regulating the internet after Lord Justice Leveson largely ducked the issue in his 2,000-page report. Acknowledging that he was “entering a hornets’ nest that Lord Justice Leveson wisely avoided”, Mr Jay said that increasingly imaginative solutions were needed to make dissemination of defamatory content online subject to civil law.
  • UKIP Nigel Farage - A comprehensive interview with French media

    01/21/2013 3:59:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    YouTube/UKIP media ^ | 13 January 2013 | Nigel Farage
    video 33:29 UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage answers various political questions posed by French journalist.
  • North Africa threat as great as ever, says fomer police chief

    01/21/2013 3:57:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Sean O’Neill, Crime Editor
    Britain must remain alert to a resurgence of the North African terrorist threat at home, a fomer head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard has said. Peter Clarke, who led the Metropolitan Police Counter-terrorism Command when exiled Algerian extremists posed the greatest terrorism threat, said the factors motivating their jihad had not changed over the past decade. Mr Clarke said that the security agencies had to guard against a brand of extremism that led to a series of terrorist conspiracies, including a plot to make poisons and the murder of a police officer in Manchester.
  • Living On Welfare in the U.K.

    01/21/2013 1:09:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    powerline ^ | January 21, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Welfare has become a major political issue in the United Kingdom. During the 13 years when Labour was in power, it seems not to have occurred to most Britons that Labour’s open-door immigration policy, combined with the U.K.’s liberal welfare benefits, were likely to lead to abuse. Now, people are starting to notice. The Sun, a tabloid published in London, is the U.K.’s largest-selling newspaper. It focuses mainly on soccer and celebrities, but its news coverage, to the extent it exists, can be entertaining. This story sounds like something out of The Onion, but it evidently is legitimate. The Sun...
  • Prince Harry on Afghan mission: 'Take a life to save a life'

    01/21/2013 12:41:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon January 21, 2013 | Max Foster and Peter Wilkinson
    Prince Harry's life on duty in Afghanistan (CNN) -- Britain's Prince Harry has acknowledged that he killed Taliban insurgents on his latest tour of duty in Afghanistan as a crew member of an Apache attack helicopter. Harry has been serving for four months as a co-pilot gunner (CPG) in southern Helmand province -- considered a Taliban heartland -- and flew on scores of missions with the trigger to rockets, missiles and a 30mm cannon at his fingertips. No one is saying how many insurgents Harry might have killed but toward the end of his deployment, the 28-year-old, known to his...
  • At Least 100 Killed in New Syria Massacre

    01/17/2013 10:01:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Elad Benari
    More than 100 civilians have been killed in a new “massacre” in Syria, a watchdog said Thursday, according to AFP. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths came on Tuesday, when the army swept through farmlands north of Homs city, where it said around 1,000 people had sought refuge from fighting in the central Syria metropolis. “The Syrian regime carried out a new massacre on Tuesday claiming 106 victims, including women and children,” the Britain-based watchdog, which relies on a network of activists and medics on the ground, told AFP. Witnesses said several members of the same family...