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  • 'Extinct' fly spotted in Devon 150 years after last sighting

    07/31/2015 1:09:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | July 31, 2015 14:22 BST | By Sean Martin
    Raphium pectinatum fly was last seen 150 years ago in Surrey(Rob Wolton / Devon Wildlife Trust) ====================================================================================================================== A fly that was thought to have been extinct for more than 150 years has been spotted in Devon. The Raphium pectinatum fly was last officially noted 150 years back in Surrey on 19 July 1868. The green metallic-looking species was thought to have died out shortly after this but naturalist Rob Wolton, a member of the Devon Fly Group and the Dipterists Forum, said he spotted one alive and well in the Devon Wildlife Old Sludge Beds, a wetland reserve on the...
  • Calais migrant crisis: Man dies as Channel Tunnel targeted

    07/29/2015 6:23:55 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/29/2015 | Staff Writer
    A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night, French police have said. Eurotunnel, which says incursions are now a nightly occurrence, said migrants had been removed from the site but freight services were still disrupted. (snip) Lorry driver Sean Swan took 23 hours to travel from the M20 to Calais on Tuesday and said he only got through because he was carrying live fish. "I was given a police escort from Junction 8 all the way to Dover, even after making the officer aware that it was...
  • Poland then. Britain now. (defending Church teachings poses new risks in Western countries today)

    07/28/2015 2:21:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 27, 2015 | Joanna Bogle
    Thirty years ago, bringing Catholic literature into Communist Poland could get you into trouble. Strangely—scarily—defending Church teachings can pose new risks in Western countries today. People place candles in Pilsudski Square to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II April 2, 2009 in Warsaw, Poland. (CNS photo/Peter Andrews, Reuters) “You will be frightened,” Alex warned, “and you will sweat. So wrap the paper in a bit of plastic, cut from a plastic bag, before rolling it up and pinning it inside your clothes.” This was useful advice, because when we stood at Warsaw Airport with...
  • Ethical food does not matter to most Brits, survey finds

    07/25/2015 6:59:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:11PM BST 24 Jul 2015 | Camilla Turner
    Ethical food does not matter to most Britons, a survey has revealed, showing that half of people say they do not care where their food comes from. Almost half of people (48 percent) surveyed said they would not necessarily stop buying products from a company if they discovered it was acting unethically, when surveyed by consumer research company Mintel. Of the 15,000 UK shoppers who were questioned, only a quarter (24 percent) said that the range of ethical products on offer influenced which shops they visited. More than half of UK consumers say that organic food is too expensive to...
  • Clintons' charities got 50million UK foreign aid cash ("distasteful, unacceptable" say Brits)

    07/25/2015 5:26:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 24 replies
    mailonline.com ^ | 7/24/15 | By Daniel Martin and Gethin Chamberlain For Mailonline
    Tens of millions of UK govt aid money has been siphoned through Clinton charities. At least 50 million...amid allegations that foreign governments' donations bought US influence. More than 20 million went to the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in 2014, chaired by ex-President; daughter Chelsea is a board member. Since 2011, a total of 48.9 million went to CHAI ....a revelation Brits say is symptomatic that the UK's Dept for International Development (DfID) has too much money; that large amounts are simply handed to charities like the Clintons.....critics are concerned that British taxpayers end up subsidizing Clinton Foundation management costs....
  • MI5 'helped Margaret Thatcher cover-up paedophile Tory MP's activities' new documents reveal

    07/23/2015 1:45:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 22 July 2015 | Nick Sommerlad , Jack Blanchard
    The head of MI5 warned Margaret Thatchers Cabinet Secretary that an unnamed MP, understood to be a senior Tory, had a penchant for small boys, Government child abuse papers have revealed. The newly unearthed documents link Mrs Thatchers former parliamentary secretary Sir Peter Morrison, former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, former diplomat Sir Peter Hayman and ex-minister Sir William van Straubenzee to the establishment paedophilia scandal. All four men are now deceased.
  • UK is Denying Refuge to Christians Fleeing ISIL, Say Church Leaders

    07/23/2015 4:51:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Charity launches petition with backing of Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, calling on the Government to provide a safe haven for Christians fleeing jihadi tyranny in Syria Church leaders have accused David Cameron of turning his back on Christians facing genocide in Syria and Iraq by failing to offer them refuge in the UK. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, led criticism aimed at the Government for failing to provide a safe haven to Christians trying to flee the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). He will sign a petition that is being launched on...
  • Exclusive - Japan eyes British help to sink German bid for Australian submarine: sources

    07/23/2015 6:16:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | TIM KELLY, NOBUHIRO KUBO AND MATT SIEGEL
    A Japanese government team is in talks with at least two top British firms to help a Japanese consortium land one of the world's most lucrative defence contracts, sources in Tokyo said, a $50 billion (32 billion) project to build submarines for Australia. Germany's ThyssenKrupp (TKMS), a rival bidder, is wooing anxious members of Prime Minister Tony Abbotts ruling Liberal Party with the economic and political benefits of its proposal. Two Japanese government officials and a company source in Tokyo said Babcock International Group and BAE Systems had approached the consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries with...
  • RAF fighter plane numbers to reach 'all-time low' (since 1918)

    07/23/2015 4:33:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 July 2015
    The number of RAF fighter planes is set to fall to the lowest in its history, defence experts have warned. Defence analysis group IHS Jane's said the RAF could be left with 127 combat jets by the end of the decade as 87 Tornados and the first tranche of 53 Typhoon jets are due to be retired. It would leave the RAF with its fewest number of fighter planes since 1918. The Ministry of Defence said the RAF "has and will have" the aircraft it needs to meet its global commitments. The government also says it is increasing the defence...
  • Teenager falls from 100ft cliff, survives, then is bitten by snake

    07/22/2015 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 22, 2015
    A teenager has survived after falling 100ft off a cliff then being bitten by a venomous snake at the bottom. Brock Leach, 14, tumbled over a cliff edge and bounced off outcroppings and rocks during his descent - before landing on a ledge. But as he tried to clamber to safety before the tide came in Brock suddenly felt a sharp pain in the hand he'd been using to help pull himself along. He was horrified to discover he had been bitten by an adder - the only native venomous snake in the UK. The fall was witnessed by his...
  • Drag Queens Banned From Pride Event 'Because They May Offend Transgender People'

    07/21/2015 12:17:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | 20 July 2015 Updated: 20:53, 20 July 2015 | Hannah Al-Oyhman
    Drag queens have been banned from performing at a Pride event in case they offend transgender people. Organisers of Free Pride Glasgow, which bills itself as an 'anti-commercialist' alternative to the Scottish city's main Pride event, have announced the controversial ban. Despite the fact that drag queens have been closely associated with Pride celebrations for most of their history, they will not be allowed to appear at the event next month in case they cause offence. A statement from the organisers said: After much discussion, the trans and non binary caucus decided not to have drag acts perform at the...
  • BBCs gravy train1st class all the way: Feckless Corporation is pleading poverty in face of

    07/18/2015 9:36:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:31 EST, 18 July 2015 | Chris Hastings and Peter Henn
    A damning catalog of multi-million-pound waste within the BBC is exposed for the first time today by The Mail on Sunday. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws reveal a climate of feckless excess and extravaganceincluding millions spent on first class travel. The figures expose a revolving door culture in which staff are given large redundancy payments and then rehired at exorbitant rates, as well as overpayments leading to vast sums of license fee payers money being wasted. [] The news of BBC excess comes at a time when the beleaguered Corporation is facing the prospect of root and branch...
  • Queen and the Queen Mother being taught a Nazi salute

    07/18/2015 12:52:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 17 July 2015 | Ollie Gillman and Imogen Calderwood and Elaine O'flynn
    The British public has reacted with fury after footage of the Queen performing a Nazi salute as a young girl was published by The Sun. The shocking film from 1933 shows Edward VIII teaching his nieces the seven-year-old future Queen and her three-year-old sister Princess Margaret how to do the salute in the gardens at Balmoral. The publication of the 17-second film has outraged thousands across the nation who believe that the Queen cannot be held responsible for her actions as a girl playing with her family. Scores of Twitter users vented their anger this morning, saying The Sun had...
  • Leading The Charge: Twice As Many Horses As Tanks In British Army

    07/17/2015 5:14:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Forces.tv ^ | 2015-07-13
    Amid ongoing changes to the British Army under the banner of austerity, the bemusing statistic of four legged firepower outweighing the heavy metal variety persists. Recently, the Conservative Defence Minister Lord Astor admitted: The Army currently has 485 horses, serving in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the Household Division and at the Defence Animal Centre." The last time horses were used in a combat role by the British Army was World War I, when a million were sent to the frontline and only about 62,000 survived. During World War II, General Orde Wingate and...
  • The USDA Doesnt Want Us to Eat Lungs [HAGGIS BAN]

    07/16/2015 10:02:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    munchies.vice.com ^ | July 3, 2014 / 10:22 am | By Baylen Linnekin
    Earlier this week, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack met in Washington with representatives from the British government. Atop the list of issues UK environment secretary Owen Paterson was to bring up in his meeting with Vilsack is the continuing US ban on the sale of authentic Scottish haggis. Haggis, Scotlands national dish, has been unavailable in the United States since 1971, when the USDA issued a succinct rule: Livestock lungs shall not be saved for use as human food. But sheep lungs are a key ingredient in haggis. The reasoning behind the USDAs ban on lungs is generally couched in terms...
  • Sixty Britons killed after joining Isil fighters in Syria and Iraq

    07/15/2015 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 14, 2015 | Claire Newell and Edward Malnick
    MORE than 60 Britons have died while fighting for Islamic terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. The figure, confirmed by government sources, is twice that reported last year and suggests a sharp increase in the rate of British fighters killed in the service of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Experts say the new death toll means that nearly one in 10 of the estimated 700 British jihadists who have gone to Syria has been killed or has killed themselves in suicide attacks since the conflict started drawing in British foreign fighters in 2012....
  • Jeremy Clarkson completes final lap of Top Gear test track

    07/13/2015 12:56:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 7/13/15 | Steerpike
    Earlier this year Mr S reported how Jeremy Clarkson got on stage at a glitzy charity auction and told the audience that the BBC were fing bds. Happily, during the expletive-filled rant over his Top Gear suspension he also managed to raise 100,000 for the Roundhouse arts charity by offering attendees the chance to join him for his last lap around the Top Gear test track: Ill drive somebody around in whatever I can get hold of, Im sacked so its probably a Nissan Maestro. But anyway it will be my last ever lap of the Top Gear test...
  • Claim of UKs Hottest Day on Record Demolished By The Facts

    07/12/2015 6:56:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12 Jul 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Early July saw Britain basking in a brief heatwave, with air temperatures across much of south and east England hitting the mid 30s centigrade. On July 1, the Met Office announced that the UK had recorded the hottest July day on record, with temperatures hitting 36.7 centigrade at Heathrow airport. The claim was widely repeated in the mediathe BBCs headline read Hottest July day ever recorded in UK, while The Guardian opted for a live blog under the headline Heatwave live: Britain swelters on hottest July day on record. But eagle-eyed climate bloggers immediately spotted a problem with the so-called...
  • Muslim hired as British government terror watchdog is extremist who called US vicious world empire

    07/12/2015 5:33:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/12/15 | Fox News
    A British government worker who helped regulate the countrys anti-terror planning was fired after superiors learned of his Islamist sympathies, the Telegraph reported. Abdullah al Andalusi said the brutal exploits of ISIS were no different to the history of some Western armies and supported the right of youths to venture to Syria to fight. If merely going to fight overseas is condemned as terrorism, shouldnt the UK arrest British volunteers joining the Israeli Defense Force which kills civilians in Gaza in a war against the Gazan government? al Andalusi wrote in a September 2014 article for the Muslim Debate Initiative,...
  • Louder with Crowder...interview with right-wing polemicist Milo Yiannopoulos

    07/11/2015 6:45:08 PM PDT · by Vanders9 · 2 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 07/30/2015 | Stephen Crowder
    Crowder interviews Milo Yiannopoulos - very impressive!
  • Navy has no sailors for new aircraft carriers (U.K.)

    07/11/2015 8:25:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Sunday Express, UK ^ | Sun, Jul 12, 2015 | PAULA MURRAY
    An online campaign group made the stark warning amid concerns Armed Forces are facing even more cuts with another Defence Review scheduled for later this year. Save The Royal Navy believes the service will be hard pushed to man even one of the massive ships because of the depleted number of sailors. The organisation also expressed concerns the record low staffing levels will lead to dangerously small crews while uncertainty over the number of aircrafts on board the carriers and lack of escort vessels could leave them vulnerable to an attack. So far only three of the eight F35 type...
  • Cleric said to be behind Tunisian beach massacre is living on benefits in Britain

    07/06/2015 2:02:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/06/2015 | By Victoria Ward
    Hani-al-Sibai, described as a 'key influencer' of Tunisian terror group, lives in a 1 million house on a leafy street in fashionable west London _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A leader of the terrorist group suspected of being behind the Tunisian beach massacre is living in benefits in Britain. Hani al-Sibai, an al-Qaeda cleric suspected of radicalising "Jihadi John", lives in a 1 million house leafy street in fashionable west London. He is said to be one of the "key influencers" of the Islamic fanatics believed to have recruited and trained gunman Seifeddine Rezgui. Egyptian-born al-Sibai, 54, reportedly lives on 50,000 a year in...
  • Video Catches Abortion Activist Attempting to Destroy Sign a Pro-Life Advocate is Holding (UK)

    07/05/2015 3:35:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Abort67
    Abort67, the project that uses abortion victim photographs to convey the reality of abortion, is prepared to press charges against an individual captured on security cameras at a display in Brighton on the 11th June 2015. Founder of the project, Andy Stephenson, said he released the video of the attack on YouTube primarily to identify the man, but equally to highlight the need for the group to collect evidence of such attacks for use in court. The group has been criticised by the abortion industry, in particular the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), which has urged MPs to create buffer...
  • 100,000 Muslims In Uk Living In Taxpayer Subsidized Polygamy

    07/04/2015 5:32:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/04/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    We still don't know the full US total, but it's increasing every year with Muslim immigration. The methodology is simple and financially devastating. Ahmed imports Wife No. 2, passes her off as a cousin or niece, she gets pregnant, is on the books as a single mother, collects every benefit there is, meanwhile she's bringing along every family member. The men import their own wives and the cycle continues. The UK sees this trend being very high among young Muslims and estimates a large number of Muslim polygamous marriages. As many as 100,000 couples are living in such marriages,...
  • UK: Sex Groomed Children Preferable to Backlash Against Multiculturalism

    07/03/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | Friday Jul 3, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Not only do recent revelations concerning the endemic sexual grooming of British girls by Muslim men demonstrate how crippling political correctness is, but they show how political correctness complements the most abusive elements of Islamic law, or Sharia. According to a June 24 report by the Birmingham Mail, as far back as March 2010, West Midlands Police knew that Muslim grooming gangs were targeting children outside schools across the citybut failed to make the threat public.
  • Victoria and Albert: How a royal love changed culture.

    07/02/2015 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/17/2015 | Lucinda Hawksley
    Much we take for granted today from Christmas trees to birthday gifts comes from the domestic traditions of the royal couple. When Queen Victoria inherited the British throne just a few weeks after her 18th birthday, there was immediate speculation about who she would marry. Few had foreseen that this little-known princess would become their monarch. But when the country found itself with a young queen after so many dissolute Hanoverian kings, it seemed that exciting new era was dawning.
  • UK POLICE KNEW AND DID NOTHING TO PROTECT GIRLS FROM MUSLIM PREDATORS

    07/02/2015 8:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/02/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Not only do recent revelations concerning the endemic sexual grooming of British girls by Muslim men demonstrate how crippling political correctness is, but they show how political correctness complements the most abusive elements of Islamic law, or Sharia. According to a June 24 report by the Birmingham Mail, as far back as March 2010, West Midlands Police knew that Muslim grooming gangs were targeting children outside schools across the citybut failed to make the threat public. A confidential report obtained under aFreedom of Information Act indicates that...
  • UK Police Withheld Report of Muslims Raping White Schoolgirls to Prevent Racial Tensions

    07/01/2015 7:17:02 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    Sons Of Liberty ^ | 6/27/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    West Midlands Police, Britains second largest police force, withheld a report about gangs of Pakistani Muslim men kidnapping, raping, and pimping out young white girls in case it inflamed racial (What race is Islam?) tensions ahead of a General Election, it was revealed today. Police and social workers in the South Yorkshire town were accused of being too concerned about being labeled racist to speak out about the crimes involving 1,400 young white Christian children. UK Daily Mail: Yesterday, it emerged that the massive inquiry into the Rotherham sex abuse scandal could run until at least 2018 and has so...
  • THOUSANDS PROTEST PLAN TO CONVERT CATHOLIC HOSPITAL CHAPEL INTO ISLAMIC PRAYER ROOM

    06/29/2015 11:39:22 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 24 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition protesting a proposal to turn a Catholic hospital chapel into a Muslim prayer room.
  • Quick succession of terrorist attacks has officials worried

    06/29/2015 6:26:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | June 29, 2015 | Don Melvin
    The attack Friday at a Tunisian beach resort killed at least 18 Britons, but officials said Monday the actual number was likely to be 30. That would make it by far the deadliest terrorist attack on Britons since the London transport bombings 10 years ago. Yet it was just one of three terrorist attacks on three continents that followed one another in frightening succession last week. While it is not yet known whether the attacks were linked, they have left officials in numerous countries concerned about how to keep their citizens safe. Not long after that, a bomb ripped through...
  • Bailouts, Bail-ins, and the Greeks Trojan Horse

    06/29/2015 12:59:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The Greek market may be shocked and defaults of various debt instruments may emerge. While Americans are eagerly signing petitions to ban the American flag on the heels of Louis Farrakhans Nation of Islam leader call to ban the Stars and Stripes due to its links to racism or are busily banning anything attached in any way to the Confederate flag and our history, the United States and the world are in serious financial trouble driven by out-of-control debt, particularly the most visible nation of all, Greece. Healthcare for illegals, gay marriage, and other non-stop crises occupy American overwhelmed minds,...
  • UK: Belfast Pastor Faces Prison for "Grossly Offending" Islam

    06/28/2015 1:46:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 6/28/15 | Soeren Kern
    James McConnell's prosecution is one of a growing number of examples in which British authorities who routinely ignore incendiary speech by Muslim extremists are using hate speech laws to silence Christians. "My church funds medical care for 1,200 Muslim children in Kenya and Ethiopia. I've no hatred in my heart for Muslims... I believe in freedom of speech. I'm going to keep on preaching the gospel. I have nothing against Muslims, I have never hated Muslims, I have never hated anyone. But I am against what Muslims believe. They have the right to say what they believe in...
  • Dramatic moment Queen's Guard soldier turned rifle on tourist who grabbed him outside Windsor Castle

    06/26/2015 4:33:27 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th June 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    This video shows the dramatic moment a soldier from the Queen's Guard turned his rifle on a tourist who grabbed him outside Windsor Castle. Friends are heard giggling as the Asian man marches alongside the serviceman - who is thought to be from the Scots Guards regiment - and rests his hand on the soldier's shoulder. But the grin is soon wiped off the tourist's face as the soldier suddenly points his weapon directly at the man, barking: 'Get back from the Queen's Guard!'
  • British Lord Accused of Raping Boys Inside Parliament

    06/24/2015 2:25:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/24/2015 | Nico Hines
    LONDON A current member of Britains House of Lords violated, raped, and tortured children inside the Houses of Parliament, it was claimed last night in one of the most shocking accusations yet to be heard in the countrys growing VIP sex-abuse scandal. Britains public prosecutor ruled earlier this year that similar cases of sexual assault should not be brought against the alleged perpetrator, Lord Janner, because he was suffering from dementia. Police recommended the Labour Lord face trial on charges of six rapes and 16 sexual assaults alleged to have taken place between 1969 and 1998, but prosecutors decided...
  • So, Just How Good Are You At Puzzles?

    06/22/2015 12:18:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Popular Science ^ | Posted June 19, 2015 | By Chandra Clarke
    Put your jigsaw puzzle skills to the test with this archeological treasure Project: The Pictish Puzzle The Picts were a group of people that lived in Scotland during the Late Iron Age. You're probably familiar with their signature artwork: highly stylized animals, beautiful spirals, and intricate knots, all carved into stone, or worked in metal. And it's one of the most famous and beautiful Pictish stones that National Museums Scotland wants you to put back together. The Hilton of Cadboll Stone was carved between 700 and 800 AD. On one side (shown above) you can see a hunting scene. On...
  • Want to understand the appeal of Islamic state? Think like a young Muslim outsider

    06/18/2015 10:17:51 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Jun 2015 | Sadakat Kadri
    .. The three sisters missing with their children from their Bradford homes, like the 17-year-old Dewsbury boy who reportedly detonated a suicide bomb in Iraq last week, doubtless thought they were fulfilling an Islamic duty, but devoutness alone explains little. That points to a more general observation. Although the number of British Muslims who have travelled to northern Syria and Iraq is substantial (700, according to the most recent official estimate), it isnt disproportionate. They get noticed because their facility with English makes them effective propagandists terrifyingly so, in the case of the murderous Jihadi John but Muslims...
  • King John: the most evil monarch in Britain's history

    Tomorrow, you can hardly have failed to notice, marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the document famously issued by King John at Runnymede on June 15, 1215. Most people are understandably a little hazy about the charters contents (it runs to 63 clauses and over 4,000 words). But they are aware that it was a good thing a significant step in the direction of the liberties we enjoy today.
  • 'Edward Snowden has blood on his hands': MI6 is forced to pull spies out of hostile countries

    06/14/2015 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 153 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 13 June 2015 | Jay Akbar For Mailonline
    MI6 has pulled its spies out of 'hostile countries' and America's intelligence agencies are on high alert after Russia and China cracked encrypted files leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden. The top-secret documents contain information that could lead to the identification of British and American spies, according to senior officials in Downing Street, the Home Office and the security services. A senior Home Office official accused Snowden - the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor responsible for the biggest confidential information leak in US history - of having 'blood on his hands' after they gained access to over one million...
  • New blood test blamed as women choosing to abort babies with Downs syndrome and....

    06/14/2015 6:49:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 14 June 2015 | Jo Macfarlane for The Mail on Sunday
    FULL TITLE: New blood test blamed as women choosing to abort babies with Downs syndrome and other serious disabilities soars 34% in three years More women than ever are choosing to abort babies with genetic abnormalities after the introduction of new blood tests that allow the conditions to be more easily detected during pregnancy. An investigation into figures published by the Department of Health reveals the number of abortions carried out because babies were found to have Downs syndrome or other serious disabilities has increased by 34 per cent in just three years since 2011. Last year, nearly 3,100 women...
  • 30,000 to teach pupils how to use Wikipedia: Fury after council pays IT expert to show children

    06/14/2015 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:06 EST, 14 June 2015 | Martin Delgado
    A 30,000 scheme to teach schoolchildren how to use Wikipedia has been condemned as a waste of taxpayers money. An IT expert is being paid the sum by a council to visit schools and show pupils aged 13 and 14 how to critically engage with the online encyclopedia. The children will be taught how to search for entries and look for mistakes and bias in articles. The scheme is set to begin at secondary schools in Leicester later this year. Council leaders say searching for information online and evaluating its reliability is an essential skill for all citizens. But Chris...
  • Water park bans bikinis on women-only 'Muslims night' (must wear 'Islamically appropriate attire')

    06/14/2015 8:11:32 AM PDT · by dead · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/14/15
    Visitors to women-only night told to only wear 'Islamically appropriate' attire Only female lifeguards will be on duty and the park will provide a prayer room Park says 'female-only' event is not specific to any ethnic or religious group' A water park has been accused of stirring up religious tension by holding a women-only night aimed at Muslims where bikinis are banned. Visitors to WaterWorld have been told they must cover up with Islamically appropriate attire, and that the venues windows will be blacked out to protect their modesty. Female-only lifeguards will patrol the pool and the centre will...
  • New hideous huge London feminist hell dog statue

    06/11/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 125 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Our friends in London have new delight… appropriately close to where Tyburn Tree stood, near Marble Arch.From ihorror.com: There’s a new statue on public display in London that is meant to “inspire” and “delight” those who pass it on their daily commute, though we’re thinking words like “terrify,” “horrify” and “petrify” are more fitting for this particular piece of art.It’s called ‘She Guardian,’ and Russian artist Dashi Namdakov has spent the last two years sculpting the towering figure out of four massive tons of bronze. Measuring 36-feet high, the artist says the attention-grabbing piece expresses a sense of maternal protectiveness, which...
  • Patrick Stewart defends gay cake bakery (in Northern Ireland; refused gays)

    06/05/2015 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    News Corp Australia ^ | June 05, 2015 2:57PM
    Veteran actor and gay rights activist Patrick Stewart has defended a Christian bakery which was found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan. Last month, a judge ruled that Ashers Baking Company in Northern Ireland had discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with the words support gay marriage, along with a picture of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street. Gareth Lee commissioned the cake for an event to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The bakery initially accepted the order, but called Mr. Lee two days later...
  • Calls to refer to God as a woman as female bishops take up posts (CofE)

    06/01/2015 7:11:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 31, 2015 | John Bingham
    Support is growing within the Church of England to rewrite its official liturgy to refer to God as female following the selection of the first women bishops. Growing numbers of priests already insert words such as she and mother informally into traditional service texts as part of a move to make the language of worship more inclusive, it has been claimed. But calls for a full overhaul of liturgy to recognise the equal status of women have already been discussed informally at a senior level.
  • Break up the RAF and stop buying British

    06/01/2015 5:46:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Jun 2015 | Lewis Page
    Its Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) time again, in which we follow the new custom of making all defence policy shortly after an election without debate thereby humanely relieving ministers of any need to justify their actions. Things are dire in the Armed Forces. The RAF is down to embarrassingly few operational bombers and has no submarine-hunting planes at all. The Army is yet again stripping itself of soldiers. The Navy is shortly to receive aircraft carriers, but they can carry only vertical-lift jets. We used to have some of those, but we got rid of them in...
  • 16-Year-Old Boy Arrested Over Murder of Woman in Burka and Young Father Stabbed More Than 100 Times

    05/29/2015 10:35:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Mirror ^ | Friday 29 May 2015 | Amy Willis
    A 16-year-old boy has been arrested over the murder of a woman in a Burka and a young father. The unnamed teenager was apprehended on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester the same trail where Saudi student Nahid Almanea was stabbed to death last June at about 11am on Tuesday on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. Today, Essex Police said he had now been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Ms Almanea and that of James Attfield, who died after being stabbed more than 100 times in a park in the town in March last...
  • UK Police Tell Subjects Not to Harm Their Attackers, Get a Rape Alarm

    05/30/2015 6:40:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 29, 2015
    The latest dispatch from the United Kingdoms ongoing campaign to eliminate all forms of armed self-defense seems too incredible to be true. Unfortunately, after tracking down the origin of a publicly distributed statement regarding self-defense products on the countrys Ask the Police website, we can confirm that British subjects continue to live at the mercy of their potential attackers. Even to the point of baffling absurdity. The statement appears in the Frequently Asked Questions section of www.askthe.police.uk a site that is operated by the Police National Legal Database. Information provided by the PNLD and its site are used by...
  • UK Based F-15Es Flew A Secret Long-Range Mission Over Africa On Monday

    05/29/2015 6:15:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 5/27/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    A pair of RAF Lakenheath based USAF F-15E Strike Eagles that were bristling with live bombs and air-to-air missiles, along five KC-135R tankers, flew on a secretive and grueling 12 hour mission over the Southern Mediterranean on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. Multiple radio interceptors and plane spotters state that four F-15Es, callsigns ABLE 01 through 04, took off from their home base at RAF Lakenheath laden with yellow banded (live) AIM-9M sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAMS and no less than seven 500lb Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs). These aircraft were accompanied by five KC-135Rs tankers, callsign QUID 91 through 95, that...
  • Former UK Army Chief Calls for Ground Invasion Against ISIS

    05/25/2015 3:40:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Former UK Chief of Staff Lord Dannatt has called for a ground invasion against Islamic State (ISIS) on Monday, claiming that the cultural and security impact of the group calls for an international armed effort to expand beyond the current airstrike campaign. "The capture and likely destruction of the 2,000-year-old Roman colonnades at Palmyra, Syria, by Islamic State constitutes a potential cultural crime on a gigantic scale," Dannatt wrote in the Daily Mail. "These majestic ruins represent thousands of years of human civilisation and there is now surely no doubting just how great a threat IS [ISIS - ed.] poses...
  • Ethnic minority support for the Tories DOUBLED at the election

    05/25/2015 10:34:22 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th May 2015 | Tom McTague
    David Cameron more the doubled the Tories' support among ethnic minorities at the election securing more than a million ethnic votes for the first time in the party's history. In 2010, when the Tories failed to secure an overall majority, just 16 per cent of black and ethnic minority voters backed the Conservatives. But in this month's election, Tory support among Britain's ethnic minority communities more than doubled to 33 per cent, according to research published today. David Cameron - pictured visiting the Sikh's holy Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, in 2013 - more the doubled the Tories' support...