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  • Global warming exaggerated, former PM John Howard says

    11/05/2013 1:19:11 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies ^ | 6th November 2013
    <p>FORMER PM John Howard thinks there'll never be a worldwide climate change agreement and admits he only backed emissions trading before the 2007 election because he faced a "perfect storm" on the issue.</p> <p>"I've always been agnostic about it (climate change)," Mr Howard told reporters in London before his address.</p>
  • NHS could be facing its 'worst winter yet'

    11/05/2013 1:46:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/5/2013
    Soaring demand, a shortage of doctors and "toxic" overcrowding on hospital warns could make this the "worst winter yet" for NHS accident and emergency departments, a senior consultant has warned. Bernadette Garrihy, a member of the board of the College of Emergency Medicine, said doctors were concerned about their ability to provide "a safe and quality service" this winter and advised patients to only attend casualty departments "as a last resort." She said Government measures to ease the pressure on A&E amounted to "a drop in the ocean" and called for all parts of the NHS and social services to...
  • Terror suspect changed into burka to evade police

    11/04/2013 8:39:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | November 4, 2013 | Dion Dassanayake
    Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed was caught on CCTV arriving at the An-Noor Masjid and Community Centre in Acton, west London, at 10:00am on Friday wearing causual clothing. He was last seen inside the building at 3:15pm, before changing into a burka and making his escape. The 27-year-old, who is wanted for breaching his terrorism prevention and investigation measures notice, has not been seen since.
  • Dog Finds Newborn Abandoned in Park

    11/04/2013 8:01:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    Vet Street via Yahoo News ^ | 11/4/13 | Dog Finds Newborn Abandoned in Park
    A retiree was walking his German Shepherd, Jade, in a park in Birmingham, England, on Thursday afternoon when she suddenly ran toward the bushes, laid down next to a bag that had been left behind, and refused to move. When owner Roger Wilday got closer, he realized that the bag was a carrier - with a baby inside. Wilday ran to a friend's house nearby to call the police.
  • Iran's charm offensive wanes, Khamenei calls Israel 'illegitimate, bastard regime'

    11/03/2013 5:26:19 PM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/03/2013 21:46 | Herb Keinon
    Amidror says Israel must remove Iran's existential threat by diplomacy if possible, but if not, then by "other means." Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei put a wrinkle in his country’s “charm offensive” on Sunday, saying Israel was an “illegitimate and bastard regime.” His comments, posted on his Twitter account, came just a few days before a second round of talks in Geneva between his nuclear negotiators and the P5+1, made up of the US, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain. Even before Khamenei’s tweet, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting, said, Iran...
  • Man Wrongly Accused of being Pedophile Burned Alive

    11/03/2013 4:51:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    A man wrongly accused of being a pedophile was beaten unconscious, set on fire, and killed by two neighborhood "vigilantes." Investigators say the brutal violence in the Bristol, England neighborhood appears to be the result of a vicious rumor mill and a misguided police investigation. According to the Daily Mail, 44-year-old Bijan Ebrahimi was arrested in July after being accused of taking "inappropriate" images of neighborhood children. But after an investigation, police determined that Ebrahimi was actually taking pictures of kids he suspected of vandalizing his prized garden. Despite being released by police with no charges, the Daily Mail reports...
  • How an ex-SAS man and a former Irish Ranger .... rescue dozens of Kenyan mall hostages

    11/03/2013 12:24:26 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 3rd November 2013
    Witnesses have described how an ex-SAS man and a former Irish Ranger helped to organise the rescue mission which saved dozens of hostages during the Nairobi shopping mall attack. In total at least 67 people died when al-Shabaab gunman carried out the siege at Westgate in Nairobi on September 21. Children as young as five were shot up to five times by the terrorists. But it has emerged that two security consultants took control of the rescue mission before authorities turned up which helped to save dozens of lives, according to The Observer. Witness reports, photographs and video footage gives...
  • Wear a poppy don't burn it: Muslim leaders urge followers to show respect for Remembrance Sunday

    11/03/2013 11:29:15 AM PST · by the scotsman · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd November 2013 | Leon Watson
    'Mosques will take the unprecedented step of urging British Muslims to 'wear the poppy, rather than burn it' this week in a bid to counter claims of being unpatriotic. Poppy stalls will be set up at around the country leading up to Remembrance Sunday in a move backed by government ministers and the Royal British Legion. It follows high-profile protests in the past by Muslim extremists, including those linked to the hate preacher Anjem Choudary, and the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in south-east London.'
  • UK soldiers 'admit New York fight with policeman'

    11/02/2013 10:23:44 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 10 replies
    Four British Army soldiers have admitted being involved in a fight with an off-duty New York policeman, the Associated Press (AP) is reporting.
  • BBC radio presenter Paul Gambaccini arrested in sex abuse inquiry

    11/02/2013 2:54:09 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | Nov 2 2013 | abc
    Veteran BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini has been arrested as part of a wider British inquiry set up to examine sexual abuse stemming from claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile. The US-born radio and TV presenter, 64, confirmed his arrest in a statement but denied the allegations. He was released on bail following his arrest on Tuesday, which the BBC had previously refused to confirm. The BBC said the DJ would not be presenting his weekly radio show for "coming weeks".
  • Nigel Farage: We must defend Christian heritage

    11/01/2013 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 01 Nov 2013 | Cristina Odone
    An Audience With … Nigel Farage features a stage with only a table, a chair, and a bottle of wine as props. Farage thinks it will give him a chance to “explain who I am” and, crucially, to “reach a new audience”. … “We need a much more muscular defense of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Yes, we’re open to different cultures, but we have to defend our values. That’s the message I want to hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury and from our politicians. Anything less is appeasement of the worst kind.” Yet he speaks not as a defender of the...
  • The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let´s remind them of the millions who died

    11/01/2013 4:37:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/1/13 | Tim Stanley
    I can´t quite believe that I´ve just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall--when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. [Snip] Sixty-five million were murdered in China--starved, hounded to suicide, shot as class traitors. Twenty million in the USSR, 2 million in North Korea, 1.7 million in Africa. The nightmare of Cambodia (2 million dead) is especially vivid.
  • Thorium backed as a 'future fuel'

    11/01/2013 1:47:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 107 replies
    BBC News ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | Roger Harrabin
    Nuclear scientists are being urged by the former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix to develop thorium as a new fuel. Mr Blix says that the radioactive element may prove much safer in reactors than uranium. His enthusiasm is shared by some in the British nuclear establishment. Scientists at the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) have been encouraged by the government to help research on an Indian thorium-based reactor, and on a test programme in Norway. China is going for a revolutionary approach, devising a next-generation reactor which its supporters say will enable thorium to be used much more safely than...
  • Sugary drinks tax (20%!) 'effective public health measure'

    11/01/2013 10:49:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | BBC
    A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers writing in the British Medical Journal. Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake. The impact would be greatest in the under-30s, the Oxford and Reading university study suggests. But some groups say a tax is misguided and simplistic, and would not have an impact on older age groups who might benefit most from losing weight.
  • Russia: Hidden chips 'launch spam attacks from irons' (from China)

    11/01/2013 6:45:32 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 35 replies
    bbc ^ | 28 October 2013 | BBC Monitoring
    State-owned channel Rossiya 24 even showed footage of a technician opening up an iron included in a batch of Chinese imports to find a "spy chip" with what he called "a little microphone". Its correspondent said the hidden devices were mostly being used to spread viruses, by connecting to any computer within a 200m (656ft) radius which were using unprotected Wi-Fi networks. Other products found to have rogue components reportedly included mobile phones and car dashboard cameras.
  • So loyal, so brave: The dog who flew against the Luftwaffe

    11/01/2013 4:24:33 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st November 2013 | Damien Lewis
    Antis the German shepherd was discovered as a puppy in No Man's Land RAF gunner Robert Bozdech adopted him as a member of 311 Squadron Dog saved lives and could hear Luftwaffe planes before they arrived Eventually he stowed away aboard Robert's aircraft, risking death and injury He was awarded the Dickin medal for 'outstanding devotion to duty'

    10/31/2013 4:10:43 PM PDT · by onyx · 102 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 8:32am | Oct. 31, 2013 8:32am
    <p>The heir to the British throne is blaming the Syrian civil war that’s claimed more than 100,000 lives on global warming.</p> <p>In remarks to the World Islamic Economic Forum meeting in London this week, Prince Charles described the bloody Syria conflict as a “terrifyingly graphic” example of the negative effects of climate change.</p>
  • UK’s ‘Dhimmi’ Cameron embraces Sharia Compliant Finance

    10/31/2013 1:36:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 30, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    In an act of dhimmitude that would make Sir Winston Churchill roll over in his grave, the increasingly submissive Prime Minister of Great Britain – David Cameron – has decided to embrace Sharia Compliant Finance (SCF). Like a python’s victim, Cameron has just caused his country to exhale a bit more of its breath, after which, the grip tightens. ... Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the UK will become the first non-Muslim country to issue an Islamic bond. At the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in London, he also announced plans for a new Islamic index on the...

    10/30/2013 6:20:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2013 | Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) -- Britain's highest court has ruled in favor of a hospital that withheld treatment from a terminally ill man despite the family's opposition.
  • 24,000 Brits Will Die From Cold This Winter

    10/29/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 57 replies
    Ice Age ^ | 28OCT2013 | Jenny Hope
    Elderly people unable to afford fuel bills advised to “heat only their living rooms during daytime this winter.” Research by the charity Age UK has found potentially fatal consequences from living in poorly heated housing. “Cold temperatures endanger the elderly by increasing the risk of flu, chest infections and other respiratory problems, and their severity. “Fewer than one in 10 Britons aged 65 and over are aware that strokes can be brought on by the cold in winter, with only 14 per cent recognising that the cold can impact on heart attacks. “Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director of Age UK, said...