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  • Obama-Netanyahu Rift Impedes U.S. Offer of Record Aid Deal for Israel

    04/29/2016 7:20:18 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/28/16 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama has proposed granting Israel the largest package of military aid ever provided by the United States to another nation, but he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain deeply at odds over a figure for the assistance despite months of negotiations. American officials have balked as their Israeli counterparts insisted on more generous terms for a new 10-year military aid package that could top $40 billion. The divide, which could have broad national security implications for both the United States and Israel, is exacerbated by the pent-up animosity between Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu, which has been stoked by...
  • Pedophiles: The next protected minority group

    04/28/2016 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 28, 2016 | Erik Rush
    With regard to its designs for our nation, debasement has been the name of the game for the political left for a long time. While volumes could be written on the moral debasement alone catalyzed by the left, America’s standing in the world, our economy, our educational system, our worldview and collective self-image, among many other things, have been targets for incremental debasement by the left. When liberals began targeting the sexual attitudes of our population through mass media and junk science such as Alfred Kinsey’s perverted sex studies, suddenly the worst thing one could be was a prude, and...
  • Labour head's charity funds Palestinian terror incitement (UK)

    04/28/2016 11:17:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    Interpal - outlawed group heavily backed by Jeremy Corbyn - exposed funding Gaza festival in which 7-year-old girl 'stabs Jews.' An horrific children's play in which a seven-year-old Palestinian girl "stabbed Jews" took place at a recent event partly funded by Interpal, a UK charity supported by Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn and MPs of his party, reports the UK Daily Mail on Thursday. Footage of the play, in which the girl pretends to stab two boys dressed as IDF soldiers who "shoot" her before a boy in a mask "shoots" them back with a toy semi-automatic weapon, was aired...
  • How Elton John has Changed Marriage

    04/27/2016 3:51:38 PM PDT · by fwdude · 56 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Michael Cook
    Unless you live under a rock in a very shady part of the forest or in England or Wales, you have no doubt heard of the peculiar domestic arrangements of the world’s most famous gay marriage. The British musician Elton John and his husband David Furnish, who married last December after several years in a civil partnership, have been in tabloid headlines around the world after revelations that Mr Furnish has been involved in trysts with other men. Except, however, in England and Wales, where publication of anything about the sordid affair has been gagged.
  • UK: Muslim MP Calling for Israel to be ‘Relocated’ to U.S.

    04/27/2016 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    slamic Jew-hatred - it's in the Quran. Is this surprising? No. And it's proof of the nefarious convergence of leftism and antisemitism. Labour is left. Interesting note: it was a blogger who discovered the hate-filled post. Bloggers are doing the work the media won't. "Labour MP forced to resign after calling for Israel to be 'relocated' to the US," By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter, The Express, April 26, 2016: A LABOUR MP has been forced to resign her role as an aide to shadow chancellor John McDonnell after supporting calls for Israel to be 'relocated' to the United States. Labour...
  • THE NEXT PRESIDENT ????!!!!

    04/26/2016 11:07:30 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-26=16 | bible
    Many foresee a shadow though they look dimly through the veil, But what I AM doing and whom I have chosen I am yet to unveil, For few have truly ventured to enter in, They look for their own satisfaction and invite sin, I AM The One to lift up and remove and set down! I alone wear The Crown! A true upset is coming but to me is no surprise, So few come and enter in so I can open their eyes, For what comes next is a step of Prophecy, The next president is not chosen by men...
  • British Columnist Makes Fun of Obama's 'Absurd' Town Hall in London

    04/26/2016 11:56:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 26, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Conservative columnist and provocateur Richard Littlejohn poked fun at President Obama Monday after he hosted a town hall in London that was a bit heavy on the "diversity" and political correctness for his taste. The audience for the event, which was held on Saturday, was reportedly chosen by the American Embassy and "appeared heavily weighted to appease the ‘diversity’ brigade," according to Littlejohn. "Take another look at the audience at Barack Obama’s ‘town hall’ meeting in London," Littlejohn invited Daily Mail readers. "Is this a portrait of Britain you recognise?" I know we are ordered to celebrate ‘diversity’ at all...
  • Middle Eastern student, 20, admits she slashed herself across the face in Manhattan

    04/01/2016 5:50:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/1/2016
    A 20-year-old woman who claimed she was slashed and called a 'f***ing terrorist' by an attacker in Lower Manhattan has owned up to carrying it out herself. The student, of Middle Eastern descent, was walking at 4.10pm on Thursday when she said a man appeared outside Trinity Church, near Wall Street. She alleged he was armed with a blade and wounded her on the left side of the face. The attacker was then said to have fled as locals heard a commotion. Emergency services were called after the woman contacted her father describing her injury and ordeal.
  • anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP suggested Israel should be moved to US [tr]

    04/26/2016 9:10:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/25/16 | Sculthorpe
    Labour in fresh anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP quits as aide to John McDonnell after sharing toxic Facebook post which suggested Israel should be moved to US Naz Shah today apologised for 'offence caused' by her Facebook post The Bradford West MP shared the claim and added supportive comments The post was made in 2014 before Ms Shah became an MP in the Commons Labour has been rocked by a series of anti-Semitism rows in recent weeks Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly urged to speak out clearly against abuse Labour MP Naz Shah today apologised and quit as an aide to John McDonnell...
  • As Men Return From Syria, Europe Weighs Security vs. Civil Liberties

    04/26/2016 8:41:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2016 | Adam Nossiter
    PARIS — Ten young Muslim men, bored by a mundane life in France and haunted by a “feeling of uselessness,” as one put it, were seduced by a leading Islamic State recruiter in Europe in 2013. Within months, they were in Syria under the watchful eyes of hooded, Kalashnikov-wielding militants, doing push-ups, fiddling with weapons and imbibing the ideology. But the harsh regimen, most have since told investigators, was not to their liking, and it was not long before they hastened back to their families in the Strasbourg area, where they were almost immediately picked up by the French authorities....
  • It’s not Europe but America that is necessary for a Free World

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/16 | Judi McLeod
    There is no longer any doubt that not only America but the Free World would be safer without UN/EU shill Barack Obama President Barack Obama’s got it wrong. It’s not a strong and united Europe that is “a necessity for the world” but a strong and united America. ‘Because without America, there is no Free World’ is a truth not just proudly carried on the Canada Free Press masthead, but an irrefutable truth in saving the West. Making it to the shores of America to raise children in an atmosphere of freedom and liberty was the dream of millions long...
  • The Death of Free Speech: The West Veils Itself

    04/26/2016 7:29:42 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 3 replies
    counter jihad report ^ | 04/26/2016 | Gatestone Institute, by Giulio Meotti
    ◾The West has capitulated on freedom of expression. Nobody in the West launched the motto “Je Suis Avijit Roy,” the name of the first of the several bloggers butchered, flogged or jailed last year for criticizing Islam. ◾Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, sided with the Turks. She condemned the German comedian’s poem, called it a “deliberate insult,” then approved the filing of criminal charges against him for insulting the Turkish president. ◾The West is veiling its freedom of speech in the confrontation with the Islamic world: this is the story of Salman Rushdie, of the Danish cartoons, of Theo van Gogh,...
  • Migrants Leave Blood, Faeces, Semen Smeared on Asylum Home Walls (Germany)

    04/26/2016 7:25:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | by Chris Tomlinson
    Asylum seekers have left an asylum home and have smeared blood, vomit and faeces all over the walls according to police. In preparation for the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, riot police in the German town of Hameln needed somewhere for the officers to stay overnight. The police were offered a barracks that previously held migrants but were shocked to discover that the past residents had smeared faeces, vomit and blood all over the walls of the former asylum home reports Junge Freiheit. North Rhine-Westphalia police refused the accommodation due to the unsanitary conditions the barracks had been left...
  • Terror ties of BDS backers revealed

    04/26/2016 3:44:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    While the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has done little to hide its malicious anti-Israel hatred, the movement hitherto has succeeded in maintaining the appearance of legitimacy, presenting itself as the peaceful alternative to terrorism. Despite rhetoric which pro-Israel activists have noted signals a rejection of Jewish statehood per se and draws upon the kind of terrorist propaganda disseminated by Hamas and the PLO, no clear link tying BDS to supporters of terror organizations could be found. Last week, however, a former terrorism finance analyst for the US Treasury Department offered testimony to congress suggesting connections between the BDS movement...
  • How many more Lies are we Really Willing to Accept from our Politicians?

    04/26/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 30 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 26, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo The lies from this administration are well-known and numerous. Among only some of the most infamous: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. ISIS is a non-threat, the “JV team.” The economy is in great shape after years of sustained recovery, and unemployment is at a de minimis 5%. Daily life over the past seven and a half years and the six o’clock news will relieve you of these fictions. The Barack Hussein Obama administration’s deceit is deployed deliberately to assuage our deepest fears concerning the state of our country and...
  • Hey, Michelle, the Queen's a Muslim, too! RICHARD LITTLEJOHN argues the Obamas are desperate to prov

    04/25/2016 11:54:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2016 | Richard Littlejohn
    Take another look at the audience at Barack Obama’s ‘town hall’ meeting in London. Is this a portrait of Britain you recognise? I know we are ordered to celebrate ‘diversity’ at all times, but was it really a genuine representation of our population as a whole? OK, so London is now one of the most multicultural cities on earth, to the extent where some parts of town can feel like a foreign country. But even so. And before the usual, brain-dead suspects start bouncing up and down, screaming ‘raaay-cist!’, let me make it abundantly clear that I am not criticising...
  • Russia honours Canadian WW2 veteran with medal, vodka

    04/25/2016 9:42:29 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | Monday, April 25, 2016 10:05:18 EDT PM | Jonathan Sher
    Russia honours veteran with medal, vodka By Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press Monday, April 25, 2016 10:05:18 EDT PM When your life is the world of ­diplomacy and your boss is Vladimir Putin, you’re not easily surprised. But the head of the Russian delegation in Toronto was taken aback this month when a 95-year-old Londoner, to be honoured for heroism during the Second World War, not only walked himself into the reception area, but passed up coffee and tea for a vodka. “He was quite surprised I walked in instead of being carried,” Londoner Bob Kennedy said. Kennedy was...
  • Hospitals braced for first all-out doctors' strike (UK)

    04/25/2016 4:02:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    Bbc ^ | April 25, 2016 | Nick Triggle
    Hospitals in England are braced for the first all-out doctors' strike in the NHS's history on Tuesday. Junior doctors will walk out of both routine and emergency care from 08:00 to 17:00 BST in the contract row. It is the first time services such as A&E, maternity and intensive care have been hit in the long-running dispute. NHS bosses believe plans are in place to ensure care will be safe, but say the situation will be monitored closely during the stoppage. A second strike is due to take place on Wednesday, between the same hours. -snip NHS England said "military...
  • Obama Has Harsh Words For Black Lives Matter Activists WHILE FROLICKING IN LONDON

    04/25/2016 5:17:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Eric Owens
    President Barack Obama urged Black Lives Matter activists to work with the leaders of institutions instead of “keeping on yelling at them” at a youth town hall event. Obama made the remarks on Saturday — in London, England, well over 3,000 miles from the nearest American Black Lives Matter protester, according to the Daily Mail. “You can’t just keep on yelling at them and you can’t refuse to meet because that might compromise the purity of your position,” Obama urged his young British audience. “The value of social movements and activism is to get you at the table, get you...
  • Queen: Obama’s ‘Over The Top’ Copters Wrecked My Garden

    04/25/2016 10:05:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 92 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4-24-16 | Andre Walker
    WINDSOR, United Kingdom - The Queen banned Obama from landing a dozen helicopters at Windsor Castle because last time he visited six of them ruined the lawn. The 90-year-old monarch is said to have told aides the helicopters were 'over the top' and they would be limited to three. US Secret Service claimed it needed all twelve so agents could be in close proximity to the President when he came to the castle on Friday. The service also demanded to post guards inside the private dinner with the Queen and Obama, presumably to prevent the pensioner attacking the President. Commenting...
  • It's Oliver Cromwell's birthday - here's his speech throwing out the corrupt Parliament

    04/25/2016 5:53:08 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 22 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/25/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my...
  • Obama says post-Brexit UK-U.S. trade deal could take a decade

    04/24/2016 5:23:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24th, 2016 | By William James
    Britain could have to wait a decade for a free trade deal with the United States if it votes to leave the European Union, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday in his final salvo of a disputed foray into British domestic politics. Obama has spent the last three days in London urging Britons to stay in the EU as the British public prepares to vote on whether to remain a member of the bloc on June 23. He played on the two countries' close historic ties to warn that from a U.S. perspective, leaving the EU would be a...
  • Why should we take advice from a president who has surrendered the world to chaos?

    04/24/2016 11:19:13 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 Apr, 2016 | JANET DALEY
    I wonder who in Downing Street briefed Barack Obama’s team on the wording of his friendly warning to the British. Somebody obviously pointed out that the population of this country retained a quaint obsession with the Second World War, and would therefore treat any reference to the glorious dead as irreproachable. So the President invoked the European graves of those American servicemen who died to protect – well, what exactly? I thought it was the democratic values and reverence for national independence that Britain shared with the US. Did Mr Obama have any sense at all that what he was...
  • [Satire] Obama Inadvertently Boosts Brexit Movement

    04/24/2016 10:31:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    President Obama's pledge "to never set foot in the UK again if that country's voters decide to leave the European Union" appears to have bolstered the movement pushing for that objective. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said "this threat from the odious Mr. Obama is a shot-in-the-arm to our efforts to extricate our country from the bureaucratic tyranny that the EU has become. It's like a 'buy one, get one free' offer. Not only will the people of the United Kingdom get to disentangle ourselves from the EU's continental fops, we will also, apparently, see the last of America's premier...
  • Erdogan Slams Egypt's Sisi as 'Illegitimate Tyrant' [Israel and Hamas]

    07/18/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 29 replies
    Aritz Sheva Israel National News ^ | Saturday, July 19, 2014 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an “illegitimate tyrant” and said Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a truce with Israel. "Is Sisi a party (to a ceasefire)? Sisi is a tyrant himself," Erdogan was quoted by the AFP news agency as having told reporters. "He is not different from the others," he said, adding that it was Egypt's current rulers who were blocking humanitarian aid channels to Gaza. Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri responded and said Erdogan's comments were "unacceptable". "They have no link with the events in...
  • Calls grow to scrap law on insulting foreign leaders [Germany]

    04/13/2016 9:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Apr 2016 12:41 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The center-left Social Democratic Party said on Tuesday that Germany should scrap a law against insulting foreign leaders — which has been used by the Turkish President to target a German comedian. “The honor of a head of state is just as important as the honor of a normal citizen,” SPD leader in the Bundestag (German parliament) Thomas Oppermann said in Berlin. SPD MPs are ready to repeal the paragraph banning insults against foreign leaders, Oppermann went on, calling it an “antiquated rule” that should not be updated but simply abolished. Changing the law would also allow the federal government...
  • German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan

    04/06/2016 10:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Apr 2016 12:17 GMT+02:00
    Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state. Jan Böhmermann knew what he was doing when he read out a self-penned poem insulting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan live on his late night show on Thursday evening. He introduced the piece by speaking directly to the Turkish president. “What I’m about to read is not allowed. If it were to be read in public — that would be forbidden in Germany,” Böhmermann said, before proceeding to perform his “smear...
  • Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president

    04/15/2016 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 15 at 9:30 AM | Rick Noack
    Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president By Rick Noack April 15 at 9:30 AM German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cleared the way for the prosecution of German comedian Jan Böhmermann, whose poem mocking Turkey's president has become the centerpiece of a clash between Germany's free-speech traditions and the government's efforts to safeguard its important relations with Turkey. In a news conference Friday, Merkel emphasized that it will now be up to German courts to decide whether Böhmermann is guilty of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But critics — including members of her own government —...
  • German Comic In Turkish President Erdogan's Satire Row Suspends TV Show

    04/17/2016 7:24:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    | Agence France-Presse ^ | April 17, 2016
    A German comedian whose satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed a bitter row about freedom of speech has decided to suspend his own TV show, he announced on his Facebook page on Saturday. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against the popular comic Jan Boehmermann who could be convicted under the rarely-enforced section 103 of the criminal code -- insulting organs or representatives of foreign states. Merkel's decision has appalled rights bodies such as Human Rights Watch which on Saturday called on the German authorities to defend freedom of speech "even...
  • Germany bows to 'emerging Adolf Hitler of the Middle East'

    04/24/2016 6:33:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 4/23/2016 | Joel Richardson
    Erdogan Germany has a well-known period in its history where it gave in to a dictator. Things didn’t work out so well for a lot of people. Now there’s another dictator exerting his influence, apparently. This time, the dictator is from Turkey. New York Times bestselling author and Christian evangelist Joel Richardson blasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for approving a criminal probe against German comedian Jan Böhmermann. The satirist’s supposed crime is reading a satirical poem about Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Richardson, who highlights the plight of Middle Eastern Christians in his new documentary “Global Jesus Revolution,” said...
  • PETER HITCHENS: America isn't our special friend. It ruined our Navy, Empire and future

    04/24/2016 6:22:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 146 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    Now will we grasp that the United States is not our friend, but a foreign country whose interests are often different from ours? President Obama's blatant intervention in our internal affairs is not a sudden breach of a soppy 'special relationship'. The USA's only real special relationship is with Saudi Arabia, a 70-year old hard pact of oil, money and power, welded together with such cynicism it out to make up gasp. Barack Obama's open desire for us to stay inside the EU is by no means the first or worst example of White House meddling here in these islands....
  • Boris Johnson rages at 'ridiculous and weird' Obama(UK)

    04/24/2016 5:11:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/24/2016 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    Boris Johnson has launched an astonishing attack on Barack Obama's 'ridiculous and weird' arguments for Britain to stay in the EU. In an outspoken assault last night, the London Mayor mocked the US President's controversial claim that Anglo-US trade would be hit by Brexit. And he stepped up his war of words with Obama over Winston Churchill, claiming that the wartime leader and the US both stood for democracy – and that the EU didn't. Brexit cheerleader Johnson spoke out as infighting broke out among senior figures in the 'Leave' campaign after Obama's devastating intervention.
  • A Scholar Recants on His 'Shakespeare' Discovery

    06/25/2002 11:53:32 AM PDT · by a-whole-nother-box-of-pandoras · 18 replies · 398+ views
    NY Times | June 20, 2002 | William S. Niederkorn
    June 20, 2002 A Scholar Recants on His 'Shakespeare' Discovery By WILLIAM S. NIEDERKORN n 1995 Donald Foster, a professor of English at Vassar College, made a startling case for Shakespeare's being the author of an obscure 578-line poem called "A Funeral Elegy." After a front-page article about his methods of computer analysis in The New York Times — and after his reputation was further burnished by unmasking Joe Klein as the author of "Primary Colors" — the poem was added to three major editions of Shakespeare's works. Now, in a stunning development that has set the world of Shakespeare...
  • Portrait of Shakespeare Unveiled

    04/22/2009 8:44:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 930+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 22, 2009
    Portrait of Shakespeare unveiled The portrait of Shakespeare has attracted attention A portrait of William Shakespeare thought to be the only picture made of him during his lifetime has been unveiled in Warwickshire. The painting is on show at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, to celebrate the playwright's birthday on 23 April. The trust said it was convinced the artwork, thought to date back to 1610, was an authentic portrait. But some critics have gone on record to say the picture is not of Shakespeare. The painting, known as the Cobbe portrait, was inherited by art restorer Alec Cobbe and...
  • Shakespeare painting is 'only surviving portrait from his lifetime'

    03/08/2009 7:04:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,556+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 9, 2009 | Matt Sandy
    A 400 year old painting thought to be the only surviving portrait of William Shakespeare from his lifetime is to be unveiled. The picture, painted in 1610, six years before the playwright's death, has been owned by the Cobbe family since the early 18th century. But for three centuries they were unsure if the subject was Britain’s greatest writer. At one point it was thought to be Sir Walter Raleigh.
  • Shakespeare caper doesn't end well (FAMED PORTRAIT OF PLAYWRIGHT IS A FRAUD; 200 YEARS TOO YOUNG)

    04/24/2005 1:23:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 713+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Fri, Apr. 22, 2005
    FAMED PORTRAIT OF PLAYWRIGHT IS A FRAUD: ARTWORK IS 200 YEARS TOO YOUNG FOR BARDLONDON (AP) - One of the best-known portraits of William Shakespeare is a fraud, painted 200 years after the playwright's death, experts at Britain's National Portrait Gallery said Thursday. Many art authorities had long suspected that the work, known as the Flower portrait, was painted much more recently than the 1609 date on the image. The work shows Shakespeare gazing out at an angle and wearing a wide white collar. It has been widely reproduced and often is printed on the covers of his plays. Tarnya...
  • Odd Portrait Has Many Guessing Shakespeare Was Gay

    04/23/2002 10:14:28 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 16 replies · 2,582+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/23/02 | Mike Collett-White
    By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A 400-year-old painting previously believed to be that of a woman has been found to portray the male patron and friend of William Shakespeare, its owner said on Tuesday. The picture of the Earl of Southampton, featuring a figure with long, black curly hair, pursed red lips, an earring and a slender right hand, has prompted speculation in British media that Shakespeare was gay. "He is wearing perfectly fashionable male attire of the day, but the earring and the hair are effeminate and unusual for the 1590s," the painting's owner Alec Cobbe told Reuters....
  • Odd Portrait Has Many Guessing Shakespeare Was Gay

    04/23/2002 7:23:36 AM PDT · by Dallas · 34 replies · 259+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) - A 400-year-old painting previously believed to be that of a woman has been found to portray the male patron and friend of William Shakespeare, its owner said on Tuesday. The picture of the Earl of Southampton, featuring a figure with long, black curly hair, pursed red lips, an earring and a slender right hand, has prompted speculation in British media that Shakespeare was gay. "He is wearing perfectly fashionable male attire of the day, but the earring and the hair are effeminate and unusual for the 1590s," the painting's owner Alec Cobbe told Reuters. He said that...
  • SHAKES-QUEER? New Evidence Emerges to Prove William Shakespeare may be Gay

    04/21/2002 4:57:32 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 105 replies · 2,152+ views
    Ananova Breaking News Wire and the London Daily Sun ^ | Monday, April 22, 2002 00:14 GMT | What Tomorrow's Newspapers Say Staff
    Ananova Breaking Wire-What the Papers Say-The London Daily SunSHAKESQUEERMe thinks new evidence has emerged that doth suggest William Shakespeare might have been gay.I RULETony Blair delivered an astonishing slapdown to Gordon Brown yesterday by stressing that Britain had elected him to run the country not the chancellorStory Filed: 00:14 Monday, April 22, 2002 Greenwich Mean Time
  • Obama Boasts In Britain: I Saved The World Economy As President

    04/23/2016 7:42:59 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 75 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Apr 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama boasted of his legacy during a town hall in Britain, asserting that he single- handedly saved the world during his presidency. “Saving the world economy from a Great Depression — that was pretty good,” Obama bragged when asked by a student in London what he wanted his legacy to be. He recalled that when he visited London in 2009, the world economy was in a “freefall” because of irresponsible behavior of financial institutions around the world. “For us to be able to mobilize the world’s community, to take rapid action, to stabilize the financial markets, and then...
  • Video: Muslim migrants in London scream, “This is our country now, get out!”

    04/21/2016 7:37:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/21/16 | Robert Spencer
    This is the Britain that David Cameron and Theresa May wanted. Now they have it.
  • Republicans to call for monarchy referendum when Queen dies

    04/20/2016 7:19:25 AM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04-20-2016 | Matthew Weaver
    Britain’s republican movement has revealed it plans to mount a campaign for a referendum on the future of the monarchy when the Queen dies. Republic has been nervous of appearing callous over the Queen’s mortality, because it sees the popularity of the Queen as crucial to public support for the institution. But on the eve of the Queen’s 90th birthday, Republic’s chief executive, Graham Smith, suggested that, when it happens, the Queen’s death will mark a turning point in public attitudes. “The Queen’s birthday reminds us that support for the monarchy is bound up with support for the Queen,” he...
  • Obama's amazing THREAT to Britain: UK would be at the 'back of the queue' after Brexit

    04/23/2016 3:23:36 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 60 replies
    Express ^ | Sat, Apr 23, 2016 | Alison Little
    The US President warned the UK would be “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal with America if it quit Brussels. But his threat provoked outrage and scorn from pro-Brexit campaigners, who dismissed it as yet another scaremongering ploy from the pro-EU lobby. Mr Obama, who will no longer be in office when decisions on a trade deal are made, delivered a lecture to the British people on why he thinks it is in the UK’s, America’s and the world’s best interests for Britain to vote to stay in the EU on June 23. He weighed into...
  • Obama says he loves Churchill in British row over 'part-Kenyan' remark

    04/22/2016 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 4/22/16 | reuters
    US President Barack Obama told Britons on Friday he loved Winston Churchill, rebuffing suggestions that he had disrespected the wartime leader because of a grudge against Britain linked to his Kenyan ancestry. Obama was visiting London to press Britons to vote to stay in the European Union, and the Churchill issue arose after London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is campaigning for an "Out" vote, brought it up in an article criticizing Obama. "I love Winston Churchill, I love the guy," Obama said when asked at a news conference about Johnson's article.
  • Blast From the Past: Obama and the Mau Mau [Explains Baraq's Brexit antics]

    04/22/2016 1:04:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
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  • Obama under fire as he threatens to send Britain 'to the back of the queue' if it votes to leave

    04/22/2016 12:57:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/16
    President Barack Obama told Britain today that it would have to 'go to the back of the queue' if it leaves the European Union, then tries to negotiate its own trade deal with the United States. A US-UK trade agreement is not going to happen 'any time soon,' Obama said during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. ‘Not because we don’t have a special relationship but because given the heavy lift on any trade agreement, us having access to a big market with a lot of countries rather than trying to do piecemeal trade agreements, which...
  • 'Monstrous interference': UK pols furious at Obama's plan to intervene in EU debate

    04/22/2016 7:24:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Apr 2016
    President Obama looks set to wade into the contentious debate in the United Kingdom over whether or not the nation should remain a member of the European Union – and some Brits are angry at the president’s intrusion into a delicate UK issue ahead of a major vote. Obama will arrive in London late Thursday for a three-day trip. On Friday he will meet Prime Minister David Cameron -- who is reportedly keen to get Obama’s backing ahead of the June 23 referendum, in which Britons will choose to remain or leave the European Union. Cameron is in a difficult...
  • Obama Slammed as 'Perverse' by London Mayor over 'Brexit'

    04/22/2016 8:04:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | April 22, 2016 | Alastair Jamieson and Alex Johnson
    LONDON — President Barack Obama faced a furious backlash on his visit to the U.K. Friday, accused of hypocrisy by lawmakers — including the mayor of London — after intervening in Britain's national referendum on the European Union. The president was accused of an "incoherent" and "perverse" intervention in the country's acrimonious debate after urging British voters to remain in the political bloc. Mayor Boris Johnson, who is also the leader of the anti-EU campaign, also speculated that "part-Kenyan" Obama was expressing an "ancestral dislike of the British empire." Britons will vote in a June 23 referendum on whether to...
  • 'Monstrous interference': UK pols furious at Obama's plan to intervene in EU debate

    04/22/2016 8:49:47 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2016 | Adam Shaw, Greg Palkot, and The AP
    President Obama looks set to wade into the contentious debate in the United Kingdom over whether or not the nation should remain a member of the European Union – and some Brits are angry at the president’s intrusion into a delicate UK issue ahead of a major vote.
  • Can Europe really reform, or is Brexit the gateway to a better future?

    04/20/2016 5:23:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/20/16 | PETER FOSTER
    t has already become clear that the campaign to keep Britain in Europe is fundamentally a negative one. As George Osborne’s Brexit dossier confirmed this week, the focus is all about the costs of leaving, not the potential benefits of staying.There are several reasons for this, but chief among them is that uncertainty over Britain’s place in Europe after June 23 cuts both ways.If we leave, no one knows what "out" looks like - choose from a smorgasbord of Norwegian, Swiss-Canadian and WTO trade arrangements - but if the UK stays, it is equally uncertain how Britain will fare long term as the...