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  • Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 17 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 5 October 2015 | ANDREW E. KRAMER, HELENE COOPER, CEYLAN YEGINSUOCT
    MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkey’s Syria policy, which aims for the establishment of a “safe zone” along...
  • Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being ‘Offensive’

    10/05/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andy Wells
    Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are “offensive”. New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider worker’s religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products. The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.
  • Iraqi PM to share anti-ISIS intel with Russia

    10/04/2015 6:24:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    trtworld ^ | 10/4 | trtworld
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi says Baghdad is willing to share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria Oct 4, 2015 08:06 GMT Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced on Saturday that Iraq will share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria if cooperation is requested. “We have been fighting ISIS more than a year and we have some important security information that no other country has regarding ISIS,” Abadi stated during a press conference which took place at the presidential office in the capital. Abadi also stated that he would welcome military equipment assistance from Iran, Syria...
  • Oxford University Bans ‘No Offence’ For Being Offensive

    10/02/2015 6:05:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Oxford University has banned a free speech magazine named “No Offence” from being distributed at a freshman fair because some people might find the content offensive. “No Offence” is described as being a “new political magazine based in Oxford, devoted to controversy and free speech.” In a call for submissions, “No Offence” wrote, “We aim to broaden the spectrum of opinion at Oxford, and create a climate where people are more comfortable expressing ideas some see as offensive. Our purpose is to publicize ideas and arguments that people otherwise may never encounter.” The creators of “No Offence,” Jacob Williams and...
  • Inside Britain's Ł100million stealth fighter that will put the wind up Putin and ISIS

    10/01/2015 5:32:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    mail Online ^ | 29 September 2015 | LARISA BROWN
    At the touch of a red button, an RAF pilot obliterates jihadist militants in Syria with a laser-guided missile – moments after blowing up an enemy warplane that never saw him coming. This is the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, which will soon fly secret missions blitzing enemy strongholds. Britain has so far bought eight F-35b Lightning II jets which are set to fly off two UK aircraft carriers, along with American jets, by 2020. The Daily Mail was given access to the cockpit of the aircraft yesterday as a simulator created a scenario in which the warplane would...
  • Libyan soldiers who assaulted women at army base seek asylum in UK

    09/30/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Nadia Khomami
    Three Libyan soldiers who were convicted of sexual assaulting women while stationed at an army base are seeking asylum in the UK, police have said. Khaled El Azibi, Naji El Maarfi and Mohammed Abdalsalam carried out the attacks while stationed at Bassingbourn barracks last October. Cambridge police said the men had been released from prison and transferred to secure immigration units, according to the BBC. The grounds on which the men are claiming asylum have not been revealed.
  • Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War

    09/28/2015 1:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2015 | Paul Weston
    Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War Over the past few weeks new cases involving Muslim “grooming and pimping” gangs have appeared almost daily in the British media. In his latest essay, Paul Weston takes a hard look at what is happening, and what it portends for “community cohesion” in Britain. Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War By Paul Westonpaulweston The British police are slightly less of a disgrace than they were a couple of years ago. In the not-so-distant past there was little reporting of native British girls being drugged, groomed, raped and murdered by gangs of Muslim...
  • Karl Marx is 'back in fashion', key ally of Britain's Labour leader says

    09/28/2015 1:18:46 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | reuters
    Karl Marx is 'back in fashion', key ally of Britain's Labour leader says LONDON (Reuters) - The hard-left finance spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday that Karl Marx, co-author of "The Communist Manifesto", is back in fashion because his ideas offer a definitive way to analyse the capitalist foundations of the modern Western economy. After winning Labour's top job by a landslide earlier this month, Jeremy Corbyn appointed John McDonnell - a former trade unionist who backs renationalising banks and imposing wealth taxes - as his finance minister-in-waiting. "If you look at most of the institutions that...
  • German intelligence warns of far-right mobilizing against refugees

    09/27/2015 9:11:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Turkey's Daily Sabah ^ | September 27, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Germany's domestic intelligence chief warned Sunday of a radicalization of right-wing groups amid a record influx of refugees, as xenophobic rallies and clashes shook several towns on the weekend. "What we're seeing in connection with the refugee crisis is a mobilization on the street of right-wing extremists, but also of some left-wing extremists" who oppose them, said Hans-Georg Maassen on Deutschlandfunk public radio. He added that for the past few years his service had witnessed a "radicalization" and "a greater willingness to use violence" by all extremist groups, including the far right and the anti-fascist far left. Maassen spoke as...
  • Catalonia votes in key regional elections

    09/27/2015 10:13:41 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/27/15 | BBC
    Catalonia is voting in regional elections that nationalist parties hope will set them on the road to independence from Spain. Two separatist parties have joined forces, and are aiming to secure a majority of seats in parliament - 68 out of 135. They say this would allow them to unilaterally declare independence within 18 months. The central government in Madrid has pledged to block such moves in court. Polls suggest a majority of Catalans favour a referendum on independence but are evenly divided over whether they want to secede.
  • U.S. support for Syria rebels illegal, Putin says ahead of Obama meeting

    09/27/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    MSN ^ | 9-27-2015 | Jack Stubbs and Denis Dyomkin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying U.S.-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State with weapons supplied by Washington. In an interview with U.S. networks recorded ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Putin said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deserved international support as he was fighting terrorist organizations. Obama and Putin are scheduled to talk on Monday after Putin addresses the United Nations, although White House and Kremlin officials have disagreed on what the two leaders will discuss and even who initiated the meeting. "In...
  • Putin calls US support for rebel forces in Syria 'illegal' and says it just arms ISIS

    09/27/2015 7:12:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Express UK ^ | September 27, 2015 | Rob Virtue
    ...In an interview with American media ahead of Putin's meeting with US president Obama tomorrow, the Russian leader said: "In my opinion, provision of military support to illegal structures runs counter to the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter." US-Russian relations have slumped to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis, though the two sides share concerns about the threat posed by Islamic State, while disagreeing on the approach. Putin says Damascus should be included in international efforts to fight ISIS - a demand the America rejects, and he heavily criticised US plans to train...
  • Surge in the number of cases of terrifying hospital superbug after NHS relaxes hygiene rules (UK)

    09/27/2015 2:50:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 02:22 EST, 27 September 2015 | Stephen Adams
    The number of cases of a terrifying superbug in NHS hospitals has surged after the Government ignored warnings—and relaxed the rules on fighting infections. Hundreds more patients fell ill with deadly Clostridium difficile—known as C.diff—between April 2014 and March 2015 than in the previous year. The increase, from 13,361 to 14,165, came immediately after the system for fining hospitals with too many cases was dramatically weakened. …
  • London Mosque fire: over 70 firefighters tackle blaze

    09/27/2015 2:30:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:21PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Camilla Turner
    A large fire has has broken out at a south London mosque. There are 70 firefighters tackling the blaze at the Baitul Futuh mosque in Morden. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent investigating officers and the incident has been referred to the police. …
  • Poles furious after Russia blames them for starting WWII

    09/26/2015 1:18:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 92 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 | VANESSA GERA
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Russian ambassador to Poland has sparked outrage for putting some of the blame for World War II on Poland, creating a new spat amid deepening tensions between the Slavic nations. Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreev on Friday described the Soviet's 1939 invasion of Poland as an act of self-defense, not aggression.
  • Gun Control In England: 2 Unarmed Female Officers Gunned Down In Ambush

    09/26/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | Tim
    Another prime example of gun control at its finest is the story of these two unarmed officers being gunned down by… a thug with a gun. Wait, didn’t gun control stop it? Of course not, and here is the story submitted by a reader. These two officers responded to a robbery in progress when they were ambushed by an armed man that had a warrant out for his role in a shooting and grenade attack. The two unarmed officers responded to the call to the Hattersley Estate in Mottram.
  • Hospital told RAF sergeant to leave waiting room in case his uniform upset other patients

    09/26/2015 5:57:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 26 2015 | JOSH WHITE
    An RAF sergeant who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan was moved out of a hospital waiting room because staff feared his uniform would upset people from different cultures, it was reported. Aircraft engineer Mark Prendeville’s treatment was condemned as ‘horrifying’ by military figures and Air Force veterans – but follows a string of incidents in recent years where service personnel were snubbed because of their uniform. Sergeant Prendeville, 38, was taken to the A&E department at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, after chemicals from a fire extinguisher got in to his eyes during a training...
  • [UK] Labour’s Vegan Farming Spokesman: Treat Meat Eaters Like Smokers, Meat Like Tobacco

    09/24/2015 11:20:31 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Labour’s vegan farming spokesman believes meat should be treated like tobacco with a public health campaign to stop it being eaten. Kerry McCarthy MP was recently named the Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Jeremy Corbyn’s appointment of a vegan farming spokesman was always going to be controversial. Not only is McCarthy’s 20 year-long vegan lifestyle choice in potential conflict with a large section of Britain’s agricultural economy, she is a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports which seeks to ban countryside pursuits favoured by many farming communities.
  • Rick Santorum Vindicated!: Media, White House, Salon Go Soft On Pedophilia

    09/22/2015 4:35:06 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2015 | John Nolte
    In 2003, Senator Rick Santorum was widely criticized for making a slippery slope argument about what can happen to a society and country once we turn away from Biblical morality. A mere 12 years later the former-Senator’s prediction has come tragically true. It is only Tuesday and yet already this week Salon has published a lengthy article written by a pedophile asking for our understanding. Although he claims to have never acted on his impulses (but spent years in a chat room with those who have), the entire piece condemns society — you and I — as bigots for ostracizing...
  • My Conversation with a British Government Immigration Attorney this weekend (Vanity)

    09/21/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 28 replies
    I was on a guys weekend with some old college buddies and ran into a woman while were at the pool. She was very nice (seemed normal , 32 years old, married with a 2-year old daughter) and after a few minutes told us that she worked for the UK Government as an immigration official/attorney. She was literally oblivious to the issues of Islam and thinks more Brits should marry Asians. She doesn't like the US because we are "right wing" and "are backward and own too many guns. She said the UK is not religious, and I corrected her,...
  • DSEI: U.S. Marine F-35Bs Will Operate From British Queen Elizabeth Carriers

    09/21/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | September 17, 2015 | Jon Rosamond
    LONDON — The U.S. Marine Corps will deploy its Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II strike fighters on combat sorties from Britain’s new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, a senior U.K. Royal Navy officer has confirmed. Rear Adm. Keith Blount, who is responsible for delivering the two 65,000 ton ships, said that using Marine aircraft and pilots to bolster the U.K.’s nascent carrier strike capability would be a natural extension of coalition doctrine. “We are forever operating with allies and within coalitions. It’s the way wars are fought”, the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers) and Rear Adm....
  • Jordan’s Queen threatens Europe: Take more refugees or face more “extremism

    09/20/2015 9:02:15 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/19/2015 | Pamela Geller
    <p>Jordan’s Queen Rania has used a speech in Berlin today to call upon Europe to help more Syrian refugees – and not to ‘bolt the door for fear of the unknown’.”</p> <p>The threat – always the threat. It’s the Islamic way. Oppose the invasion or face the consequences. There it is. I submit that the consequences of the Muslim invasion of Europe are far greater than “the consequences of extremism.” What’s the difference?</p>
  • Reality star says people with Down syndrome should be ‘put down’ – sparks police investigation

    09/18/2015 8:53:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 81 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/17/15 | Pete Baklinski
    SWANSEA, Wales, September 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A former cast member of BBC3’s hit reality TV show The Call Centre is being investigated by police after she posted on Facebook earlier this week that babies born with Downs Syndrome should be executed. Ursula Presgrave, 24 years-old, posted on her Facebook page Sunday night: “Anyone born with down syndrome should be put down, it’s just cruel to let them lead a pointless life of a vegetable.” Pre-born children with Downs syndrome are highly discriminated against because of a genetic anomaly of having an extra 21st chromosome. A in utero diagnosis...
  • Actress Emily Blunt Just “Dixie Chicked” Herself With Comments On Citizenship

    09/17/2015 9:43:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | Sep 15, 2015 | Mark Clifton
    On Tuesday’s edition of “Fox and Friends” the News crew showcased actress Emily Blunts comments on her new American citizenship that have gone viral. “I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate, and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’” she recently told the Hollywood Reporter. Needless to say this has virtually every Republican in our country pissed off. “You know what Emily Blunt just did? She just Dixie Chicked herself,” host Steve Doocy said. “She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one...
  • In a Switch, UK Asks Its Arms Makers to Design for Export

    09/16/2015 5:58:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Defense One ^ | September 16, 2015 | MARCUS WEISGERBER
    LONDON — British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has a message for U.K. defense firms: If you want to boost profits, make sure you can sell your products overseas. n return, Fallon vowed that the Defence Ministry would champion U.K. companies to allies and will “lead on key, strategic export campaigns” around the world. “As a government, boosting our export successes in what is an increasingly competitive marketplace has to now be the priority,” Fallon said Tuesday at the Defence Security International Exposition, or DSEI, a massive arms show here. The defense secretary named the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet and “complex...
  • ISIS-obsessed 15-year-old girl murdered her mum with kitchen knife after watching Jihadi John...

    09/15/2015 5:35:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 9/15/15 | John Shammas
    A 15-year-old girl has been jailed after murdering her mother after becoming obsessed with ISIS and its abhorrent hostage beheading videos.Lisa Borch was just 15 when she took a kitchen knife and killed her mum in October last year.Minutes earlier she had been watching the beheadings of British hostages David Haines and Alan Henning on YouTube, carried out by twisted terrorist Jihadi John.Lisa, alongside her radical boyfriend Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla, stabbed her mum Tina Römer Holtegaard at least 20 times at their home in Kvissel, rural Denmark.A court heard how the teenager fell in love with a radical Muslim, but...
  • DSEi: Lockheed Martin pitches SC-130J conversion to UK

    09/15/2015 6:28:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | 15 SEPTEMBER, 2015 | CRAIG HOYLE
    Lockheed Martin is proposing to adapt part of the Royal Air Force’s in-service fleet of C-130J tactical transports to meet a potential UK requirement for a maritime patrol or multi-mission aircraft capability. Outlined at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London on 15 September, the company’s SC-130J proposal would take the RAF’s 10 short-fuselage C-130Js and incorporate a mission system derived from that already integrated by Lockheed onto the Royal Navy’s AgustaWestland Merlin HM2 helicopters. This would include fitting an active, electronically-scanned array radar beneath the fuselage and weapons sponsons in front of the main landing gear...
  • Hungary shuts EU border, taking migrant crisis into its own hands

    09/15/2015 9:59:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies
    Ruetes ^ | 9-15-2015 | Krisztina Than and Ivana Sekularac
    Hungary's right-wing government shut the main land route for migrants into the EU on Tuesday, taking matters into its own hands to halt Europe's influx of refugees. An emergency effort led by Germany to force European Union member states to accept mandatory quotas of refugees collapsed in discord. Berlin called for EU financial penalties against countries that refused to accommodate their share of migrants. A Czech official said such threats were empty but nonetheless "damaging". Slovakia said they would bring the "end of the EU". Under new rules that took effect from midnight, Hungary said anyone seeking asylum at its...
  • The British Labour Party Sets Itself on Fire

    09/15/2015 8:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    Last Friday, the British Labour Party introduced an “assisted dying” bill into parliament. The following day, in an attempt to demonstrate that they stood squarely behind the measure, the party’s members elected Jeremy Corbyn as their new leader. Since 1974, Labour has won only three elections — all of them under the moderate stewardship of Tony Blair. By selecting a rabble-rousing socialist to lead it into the future, the British Left has sent a clear message to the public at large. That message? That it is happy to lose in perpetuity if it can moan and emote along the way....
  • Danish teenager murdered her mother with knife after watching IS videos of beheading of hostages

    09/15/2015 8:25:39 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15 2015 | ALLAN HALL IN BERLIN and JOHN HALL FOR MAILONLINE
    Blonde Danish teenager, 15, murdered her mother with a kitchen knife after watching ISIS videos of the beheading of British hostages online -Lisa Borch became obsessed with Islam after going out with older Muslims -Spent hours on YouTube watching the savage decapitations of David Haines and Alan Henning with 29-year-old boyfriend Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla -Pair hatched a plan to brutally kill Tina Römer Holtegaard at her Kvissel home -They stabbed her at least 20 times, with Borch casually waiting for the police A blonde Danish teenager who murdered her mother after watching ISIS' sickening filmed beheadings of British hostages has...
  • Meet Jeremy Corbyn, the New Loony-Left, Anti-Semitic, Socialist Leader of Britain’s Labour Party

    09/14/2015 5:27:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2016 | John Fund
    Socialist Jeremy Corbyn’s victory to become the new leader of Britain’s Labour party doesn’t have an exact parallel in the Unites States. But just imagine if the nominee of the Democratic party was selected by a vote of party members. Say that Bernie Sanders decided to run, but he needed the backing of 35 of his fellow Democrats in Congress to be considered. He was so extreme, though, that he didn’t have their support. Then 14 Democrats — either out of pity or a desire to broaden the debate — “lent” him their names so he could get on the...
  • 'Go home!' After years of Eastern European migrants starting new lives in the UK...

    09/13/2015 3:39:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/13/15 | Tom Wyke
    'Go home!' After years of Eastern European migrants starting new lives in the UK now it's the turn of their own countries to complain about new arrivals Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets in Eastern Europe to voice their opposition to the influx of migrants into the region. 'Islam will be the death of Europe' chanted protesters at a rally in Warsaw, with the pre-dominantly Roman Catholic crowd reaching as many as 5,000 people. Hundreds of people also demonstrated in Prague and in the Slovak capital Bratislava, some holding banners reading: 'You're not welcome here so go home'.
  • Cornish beauty spot 'possible mass grave' site

    09/13/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | September, 11 2015 | unattributed
    A possible mass grave of more than 200 sailors has been discovered at a Cornish beauty spot. The National Trust will excavate the site near Lizard Point after geophysical surveys revealed a "mass burial pit". HMS Royal Anne crashed on to rocks and sank off Lizard Point in 1721 with the loss of 207 sailors. A three-year study has found it appears the washed-up bodies were buried on land at Pistil Meadow. 'Skeletal material' National Trust archaeologist Jim Parry said the geophysical survey results "seem to be showing a very large mass burial pit". He said the excavation, to be...
  • Labour Elects Far-Left Leader in British Politics Shake-Up

    09/12/2015 7:48:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/12/2015
    LONDON — A veteran anti-war campaigner known for his unapologetically socialist views has won a landslide victory to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party — an outcome that delighted supporters and dismayed others who never imagined he could be elected. The overwhelming support for far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn, 66, was one of the biggest shake-ups in British politics in decades. His win Saturday marks a sharp left turn for his party — and will significantly challenge the tone of mainstream British politics, which is now dominated by Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. "It's certainly the most high-profile position an overt socialist...
  • Trump Discusses Ukraine and Syria with European Politicians Via Video Link

    09/11/2015 9:13:51 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    Trump praised Germany’s decision to take in Syrian refugees and proposed creating a “safe zone some place in Syria” in order to stop the flow of migrants travelling to Europe. He criticised Germany and other European countries for not doing enough to support Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, however. “We will make statements and I think those statements will be honoured,” he said of a putative Trump policy towards Ukraine. “The fact is that the Ukraine is an amazing place. These are people who know what’s right and they’re not being treated right.”
  • Socialist Corbyn wins UK Labour leadership in landslide

    09/12/2015 5:31:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/12/15 | Roland Jackson
    adical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday won the crown of Britain's main opposition Labour party in a landslide victory, becoming the nation's most left-wing political leader for over 30 years. The 66-year-old socialist, whose policies have been compared to those of Greece's Syriza and Spain's Podemos, was named leader after clinching 59.5 percent of the 422,664 votes cast by Labour party members and supporters. The newly-elected leader condemned "grotesque levels of inequality" and "an unfair welfare system" in his victory speech to party members in central London. The veteran campaigner also called for Britain's Conservative government to show more "compassion"...
  • Ulster scientists in breakthrough which could end curse of hereditary blindness (N. Ireland)

    09/12/2015 2:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 09/11/2015 | Laura Abernethy
    Ulster University scientists have made a remarkable breakthrough which it is hoped could cure hereditary blindness. They have discovered a treatment that can target the gene that leads to corneal dystrophy—a condition that causes cloudy deposits on the cornea. […] Currently, those with corneal dystrophy face a lifetime of treatment and the only option for those who go blind is a corneal transplant from a donor eye, but this has risks and varying success rates. […] But the new treatment, developed by scientists at the University’s School of Biomedical Science, currently involves just one injection into the eye, which destroys...
  • Make soldiers salesmen for British weapons, says defence trade group

    09/10/2015 6:33:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Sep 2015 | Alan Tovey
    Soldiers, sailors and pilots should sell British-made weapons to help boost exports, according to the defence industry association. Having military staff who actually use the systems advising potential customers would increase the chances of securing foreign sales, according to ADS, which represents the country’s aerospace, defence and security businesses. Speaking as the Government prepares its defence review, which will set out military priorities, and France’s Rafale fighter landed a series of export deals that the Eurofighter Typhoon – in which BAE Systems is a partner – missed out on, ADS chief executive Paul Everitt said the industry needs formal support...
  • The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961)

    09/09/2015 7:13:00 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1961 | Val Guest; British Lion-Pax
    Atomic weapon tests by the US and USSR cause the tilt of the Earth to shift by 11 degrees dooming all life. Excellent low budget British Sci Fi.
  • Business as usual for the Queen as she surpasses Victoria and tributes pour for [tr]

    09/09/2015 6:16:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2015 | Stephanie Linning
    The Queen today surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch. But rather than mark the milestone with high-profile celebrations, it is business as usual for Her Majesty as she carries out official duties in Scotland. With Prince Philip by her side, the Queen was greeted by cheering crowds as she arrived in the village of Tweedbank, where she opened the new Ł294million Scottish Borders Railway. In a speech to hundreds of well-wishers, the monarch thanked supporters for their 'touching messages of great kindness' on a day she described as a 'milestone', adding it...
  • This Is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace: UK Looks to Ban More Guns Edition

    09/09/2015 5:22:04 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 13 replies ^ | 9/8/15 | Robert Farago
    “Internal police documents seen by UK Shooting News have revealed that police firearms licensing employees want to ban: .22 semi-autos; magazine-fed shotguns; all 50-cals; section 2 certificates; free 1-for-1 variations; old spec deactivated firearms; antique firearms; and appeals to courts against police decisions.“Internal police documents seen by UK Shooting News have revealed that police firearms licensing employees want to ban: .22 semi-autos; magazine-fed shotguns; all 50-cals; section 2 certificates; free 1-for-1 variations; old spec deactivated firearms; antique firearms; and appeals to courts against police decisions. UK Shooting News’ author assures readers that this is all real, and not some feverish...
  • 350 British jihadis trained in Syria are now back in the UK and threatening security, Home Office wa

    09/08/2015 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/08/15 | Matt Chorley,
    Home Office says 700 people 'of concern' have travelled to conflict zone Intelligence agencies claim around half of them are now back in Britain Ministers warn of plots targeting public events and the armed forces At least 350 British jihadis are back in the UK after fighting and plotting terror attacks in the ISIS-'braincell' of Syria, the government warned today. Spy agencies and the police are concerned about as many as 700 people from the UK who have travelled to the region since the start of the conflict, and around half have returned to Britain. Ministers today warned that there...
  • PETER HITCHENS: We won't save refugees by destroying our own country

    09/07/2015 9:59:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/06/2015 | Peter Hitchens
    Actually we can’t do what we like with this country. We inherited it from our parents and grandparents and we have a duty to hand it on to our children and grandchildren, preferably improved and certainly undamaged. It is one of the heaviest responsibilities we will ever have. We cannot just give it away to complete strangers on an impulse because it makes us feel good about ourselves. Every one of the posturing notables simpering ‘refugees welcome’ should be asked if he or she will take a refugee family into his or her home for an indefinite period, and pay...
  • UK: Aylesbury child sex ring members face jail over 'horrifying' abuse of schoolgirls

    09/07/2015 7:14:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    UK express ^ | September 7 2015 | TOM PARFITT
    MEMBERS of the Aylesbury child sex ring are facing lengthy jail sentences for taking part in the horrifying abuse of two schoolgirls. The Asian men went on trial for a range of sex offences between 2006 and 2012, including multiple rape of a child under 13 and child prostitution. An Old Bailey jury found Vikram Singh, Asif Hussain, Arshad Jani, Mohammed Imran, Akbari Khan and Taimoor Khan guilty. They will be sentenced later today by judge John Bevan QC.
  • Surrender on weekly bin collections! Ministers axe pledge to bring back weekly rubbish rounds (UK)

    09/06/2015 6:33:19 PM PDT · by dennisw · 8 replies
    Surrender on weekly bin collections! Ministers axe pledge to bring back seven-day rubbish rounds because they are 'very expensive' Despite years of promises and Ł250million investment, plan was scrapped Scheme was supposed to encourage town halls to reinstate weekly rounds But sources confirmed there would be 'no new bin initiatives' last night Critics have slammed ministers for breaking a 'clear promise' to voters Despite years of promises and a Ł250million investment, ministers have concluded their bin promise cannot be met Despite years of promises and a Ł250million investment, ministers have concluded their bin promise cannot be met A Tory pledge...
  • Obama’s ‘very usual’ welcome for Saudi Arabia’s King to White House causes a buzz

    09/06/2015 7:04:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/5/2015 | Tom Tillison
    When Saudi Arabia’s King Salman visited the White House on Friday, President Barack Obama did something that at least one news reporter characterized as “very unusual.” No, he did not bow again. After all, there’d be nothing unusual in that for Obama. But CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller took to social media to say the president appeared at the West Wing portico to personally welcome Salman: Obama’s behavior Friday was a far cry from how the Dali Lama was treated when visiting the White House in 2010, when the spiritual leader of Tibet was forced to exit through...
  • Search of freighter stopped in Greece nets 5,000 shotguns, nearly 500,000 bullets __ so far

    09/03/2015 10:44:53 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2015
    ATHENS, Greece – Greek authorities say a partial inventory of unregistered weapons found on a Libya-bound freighter includes nearly 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 5,000 "police-style" shotguns. A coast guard statement Wednesday said that so far two of the 14 containers found on the Bolivian-flagged Haddad 1 have been searched. A coast guard special unit stopped the ship early Tuesday off Crete, and took it to the island's port of Iraklio.
  • HMS Hi-tech, the warship of the future: Royal Navy's Dreadnought 2050 has space-age control room

    08/31/2015 2:47:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    mail Online ^ | 31 August 2015 | SEAN POULTER
    Sleek and stealthy, it resembles something from Star Wars. In fact, this is what British warships could look like in as little as 35 years. With RAF jets already being replaced by drones piloted by men sitting at computer screens many miles away, the Royal Navy is now investigating how technology will change the fleet. The answer, it seems, could be a generation of largely remote-controlled seafaring beasts with ‘speed of light weapons’ and a hull that can make them invisible to the naked eye. Glimpse of the future: Engineers have unveiled a series of images of the ground-breaking vessel,...
  • 38 Reasons To Take Ayrshire And Arran Off Your Bucket List

    08/25/2015 3:56:55 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | August 24th 2015 | Hilary Wardle
    'Ayrshire? Don’t you dare(shire).'
  • Naming the Demons of Ireland and Great Britain

    08/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Voice (IE) ^ | 8/25/15 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    A friend recently went through statements published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference between 2012 and 2015 to examine the language the bishops used about morality, especially in response to the initiatives of the Enda Kenny government. During this period the Irish government legalised both the killing of unborn babies through abortion and the treatment of homosexuality as equivalent with heterosexuality through so called same-sex "marriage". The statements from the Bishops’ Conference show the Irish bishops failing to name the evil of abortion and homosexual sex even though the Second Vatican Council named abortion an “unspeakable crime” (Gaudium et Spes, 50)...