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  • United States military casualties in the War in Afghanistan

    09/18/2018 2:01:26 AM PDT · by granada · 23 replies
    icasualties.org ^ | 09/17/18 | icasualties
    As of Sep 4, 2018, there have been 2416 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan.
  • Russian journalists find a phone number in the documents possibly tying him to the GRU (Abbrev.)

    09/17/2018 4:29:27 PM PDT · by BeadCounter
    Novaya Gazeta via Meduza ^ | 14 september 2018 | None Attributed
    On September 14, the open-source intelligence group Bellingcat and the investigative news website The Insider released passport data belonging to Alexander Petrov, one of the men identified by British authorities as a suspect in the March 4 nerve-agent attack in Salisbury, showing that his passport files contain various “top-secret” markings that seem to contradict his claims that he’s a mere civilian. Hours later, the newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that the leaked passport records include yet another piece of evidence linking Petrov to Russia’s intelligence services: below one marking, the phone number 195-79-66 appears. This number, the newspaper says, is linked...
  • Muslims Want British Government to Ban Franklin Graham

    09/17/2018 9:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Muslim Council of Britain is calling on the British government to ban renowned evangelist Franklin Graham because they allege his views on Islam and same-sex marriage violate the nation's hate speech laws. Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is scheduled to lead a series of religious gatherings beginning Sept. 21. "In the past the government has banned individuals whom they claim are 'not conducive to the public good.' Mr. Graham's remarks are on record and clearly demonstrate a hatred for Muslims and other minorities," the organization said in a statement. One government leader...
  • I watched Prince Harry keep his cool while under fire from the Taliban reveals American soldier

    09/16/2018 5:03:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sep 14, 2018 | Alan Butterfield
    Colonel William Connor has revealed the secrets of life on the frontline with the Prince in 2007 and 2008, when the royal served in Helmand Province as a British cavalry officer during sustained fierce fighting with anti-government forces. The South Carolina National Guardsman, an Army Ranger veteran, snapped pictures with the Prince - but also ran for cover along with him when they came under missile fire at the austere operating base they called home, and shared Christmas dinner in a mess hall just a few hundred yards from enemy lines. The American officer told DailyMailTV that the Prince met...
  • Insulting New Ads Imply Women Have to Abort Their Babies to Enjoy Lipstick and High Heels

    09/14/2018 12:15:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | September 13, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new ad from the British government is widely being condemned as sexist for implying women must choose between having a baby or wearing high heels and lipstick. The National Health Association ad was meant to promote emergency contraception (certain types of which may cause abortions), but even liberal women’s bloggers and commentators slammed the ad as “sexist.” A project of the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, the ad asks “Would you give up this?” alongside pictures of a high heeled women’s shoe and a tube of lipstick, followed by “For this?” and a picture of a baby pacifier. “In other...
  • U.K. Police Urge Citizens To Report Neighbors For ‘Offensive Or Insulting’ Speech

    09/13/2018 10:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/13/2018 | By Benjamin R. Dierker
    English police are now calling on citizens to report hate incidents. Reporting friends and neighbors to the police has terrible historical connotation, and for good reason. It is legitimate fascism. Timid citizenries are easy to control — fear that even a coworker could file a report to the police can keep people in check.The latest call for action in England is from the South Yorkshire Police on Twitter. Similar reporting requests are posted on the United Kingdom government website. Two tweets from the South Yorkshire Police over the weekend requesting citizens to report hate matters to police should grab...
  • Royal Navy Sailors Fix Uber Driver's Car (Non-drunken sailor shenanigans)

    Sign up 0 HAVE YOUR SAY SELFLESS sailors from Portsmouth have been praised by a taxi driver in Florida for fixing her car - while on a trip back to their ship. The trio from HMS Queen Elizabeth gave up their time and expertise to fix the headlight of Bonnie Ginter’s 2007 Honda Fit after she realised the car’s bulb had blown.
  • British Royal Navy Sailors Arrested In Florida For Drunkeness, Fighting

    09/09/2018 4:18:28 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 74 replies
    Royal Navy sailors tasered in bar brawl after first transatlantic voyage of new ship 'Big Lizzie' Six Royal Navy sailors tasered in bar brawl after the first transatlantic voyage of Britain’s Ł3billion aircraft carrier 'Big Lizzie'
  • The Maltese Phantom of Russiagate

    05/30/2018 12:07:33 PM PDT · by publana · 14 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 30, 2018 | Lee Smith
    In the shifting narratives of the Trump-Russia probe, a Maltese academic named Joseph Mifsud has remained a linchpin regarding claims of collusion. He is the professor who allegedly told Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had emails related to the Clinton campaign. The FBI says it opened its investigation in late July 2016 after Papadopoulos relayed that information to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, and the Australians tipped off U.S. authorities. While some news accounts describe Mifsud as an accomplice to Russian clandestine operations or a “cut-out” (intermediary), others contend he is a full-fledged Russian spy. In an official...
  • Poll: Forty Percent of British Jews Would Consider Leaving if Corbyn Became Prime Minister

    09/06/2018 4:49:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The UK Labour Party has been charged with spewing anti-Semitic sentiments in recent years. In a 2013 speech at the Palestinian Return Center in London, for instance, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the following: Where, then, lies the grievance with Corbyn? At that meeting on Sunday, Jewish Labourites were not opposing the party leader for championing the Palestinians. They were opposing him for, to take one example, his 2013 attack on a group of “Zionists” he’d encountered, where he tackled them not on their arguments but on ethnic grounds, noting that despite “having lived in this country for a very...
  • Visual guide: how the novichok suspects made their way to Salisbury

    09/05/2018 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Natufian · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/05/18 | Cath Levett
    Police have named and charged in absentia two Russian suspects in the novichok attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury. Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov flew into Gatwick on an Aeroflot flight on 2 March, two days before the Skripals were poisoned with the nerve agent.
  • Salisbury poisonings: police name two Russian suspects

    09/05/2018 9:34:22 AM PDT · by Natufian
    The Guardian ^ | 09/05/18 | Vikram Dodd
    Two Russian nationals have been named and charged over the novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, Wiltshire. British police and prosecutors made the announcement on Wednesday. Police said the two men were travelling on authentic Russian passports under the names of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov and arrived in the UK on an Aeroflot flight days before the attack. The Crown Prosecution Service said there was enough evidence to charge them.
  • Oldest person in Britain (81) to have reassignment surgery shares her joy at becoming a woman (tr)

    09/02/2018 6:01:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 2, 2018 | Carri-Ann Taylor
    A TRANSGENDER woman has spoken of her joy at becoming the oldest person in Britain to have surgery. Ruth Rose, 85, had a reassignment op four years ago after her doctor told her she could be considered for the full procedure. She has defended the Ł4,000 cost of the surgery by sitting on an NHS advisory board and volunteering for charities that support old people. Ruth told the BBC: “It is only in the past 15 years that this has become acceptable. Before that people thought it was just for freaks.” Ruth had the surgery after living as a woman...
  • A Visit to Islamic England

    08/30/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 29, 2018 | Andy Ngo
    This summer, I found myself heading back to the U.K. as it was plunging into a debate over Islamic dress. Boris Johnson, the country’s former foreign secretary and London’s ex-mayor, wrote a column opposing attempts to ban face-covering veils. Nonetheless, he added, “it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.” The responses could hardly have been more heated. I wanted to cut past the polemics and experience London’s Muslim communities for myself. My first visit was to Tower Hamlets, an East London borough that is about 38% Muslim, among the highest in the...
  • Large Scale Illegal Gun Factory Found in UK

    08/29/2018 5:00:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A small shop was being used to make illegal pistols in Sussex, England. The police are said to have discovered the shop because of testing the illegal guns inside the shop. It is possible. It is far more common for such shops to be found by use of informants or sting operations. From telegraph.co.uk: A large-scale illegal gun factory has been discovered on a Sussex industrial estate, the National Crime Agency has announced.Investigators responded to what was believed to be gunshots coming from inside what the NCA called a warehouse unit describing itself as a gearbox repair business on an...
  • Roman mega-villa bigger than the Taj Mahal is found in Oxfordshire packed with trophies including..

    08/27/2018 7:54:51 AM PDT · by bitt · 76 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/24/2018 | Phoebe Weston
    FULL TITLE: Roman mega-villa bigger than the Taj Mahal is found in Oxfordshire packed with trophies including coins and boar tusks alongside the sarcophagus of a woman The historic Roman structure is the second largest ever discovered in the UK The foundations measure 85m by 85m (278ft x 278ft) and date back to 99 AD It lies beneath a crop in a field near Broughton Castle near Banbury, Oxfordshire The land is owned by the third cousin of actor Ralph Fiennes Archaeologists discovered a sarcophagus inside the villa with the skeletal remains of an unknown woman
  • Women in England to be allowed to take abortion pill at home

    08/25/2018 9:35:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2018 7:04 AM EDT
    Women seeking to end early pregnancies in England soon will be allowed to take an abortion pill at home under a new government plan set to take effect by the end of the year. Currently, women undergoing medical abortions up to the 10th week of a pregnancy must take two pills at a clinic 24 to 48 hours apart. The new plan would allow them to take the second pill at home. Supporters said the current requirement puts women at risk of having miscarriages while they are traveling home from a clinic. …
  • Patient waited 62 hours for ambulance (UK)

    08/22/2018 6:11:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | August 22, 2018 | Matt Graveling
    A patient waited 62 hours for an ambulance, while four trusts took more than 24 hours to respond to 999 calls, new figures have shown. The longest delays in the UK were recorded by Welsh Ambulance Service, which kept four patients waiting for more than 50 hours. A spokesman said the figures were "not typical" and "represent the extreme end of the waiting time spectrum". The Patients Association said they were "extremely concerning". Between June 2017 and June 2018, ambulances from four services took 24 hours to reach patients, including some with breathing and mental health problems. -snip Caroline Hardaker's...
  • President of Ireland calls for ‘culture of peace’ on anniversary of Omagh bomb

    08/16/2018 9:35:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    ITV News ^ | 2018-08-15
    The President of Ireland has led calls for a “culture of peace” as Omagh marks the 20th anniversary of the worst single atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict. Twenty nine innocents, including a woman pregnant with twins, died when a massive car bomb ripped through the Co Tyrone town just months after the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement was supposed to have largely ended violence. A splinter dissident republican group opposed to the peace process, the Real IRA, was blamed for the carnage after inaccurate warnings meant police evacuated shoppers towards the bomb site. Twenty years later, nobody has been...
  • Abortion services to be available to women from Northern Ireland — Harris [Ireland health minster]

    08/09/2018 7:16:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    RTE News ^ | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 14:12
    The Minister for Health has said women in Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion services in the Republic when the legislation is introduced here. Speaking in Belfast this evening, Simon Harris said his concern for a woman’s right to access health services in crisis pregnancies situations does not stop at the border. He said while he respects the abortion law in northern Ireland, he hopes it is addressed in the near future. Britain’s Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland and an abortion is only allowed if a woman’s life is at risk, or if there is...