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  • Egypt demands return of Rosetta Stone- threatens to pursue its claim "aggressively"

    07/20/2003 5:58:03 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 27 replies · 505+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 21, 2003 | staff writer
    Egypt demands return of ancient Rosetta StoneJuly 21 2003Egypt is demanding that the 2000-year-old Rosetta Stone be returned to Cairo and has threatened to pursue its claim "aggressively" if the British Museum does not agree to give it back. The stone, which became the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics, was found by Napoleon's army in 1799 in the Nile delta, but has been in Britain for 200 years. "If the British want to be remembered, if they want to restore their reputation, they should volunteer to return the Rosetta Stone because it is the icon of our Egyptian identity," said...
  • Blind luck helps archer make one-in-a-million Robin Hood shot[Blind Archer]

    03/29/2008 4:12:30 PM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,452+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 27 Mar 2008 | Telegraph
    An archer has achieved a one-in-a-million feat of marksmanship after splitting one arrow with another. What makes the shot even more remarkable is that Tilly Trotter is blind. The 74-year-old grandmother pulled off the shot, known among archers as a "Robin Hood", at a practice session of the Wellington Bowmen in Somerset. Mrs Trotter, who has been an archer for two years at the invitation of granddaughter Charlotte, said: "The second arrow made such a noise going into the back of previous arrow I thought I had hit the ceiling or done some expensive damage. "Then I heard people jumping...
  • Ted Cruz: The facts suggest President Obama has just used the FAA to launch an ECONOMIC BOYCOTT

    07/23/2014 1:12:00 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 49 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 23 July 2014 | Right Scoop Staff
    FULL TITLE: Ted Cruz: The facts suggest President Obama has just used the FAA to launch an ECONOMIC BOYCOTT on Israel…//// Sen. Ted Cruz ripped the president today for using a federal agency, the FAA, to launch an economic boycott on Israel in order to force them to comply with his demands. He pointed out that this economic boycott aids Hamas while simultaneously hurting Israel. What Cruz is calling for is the Obama administration to answer the following questions: Was this decision a political decision driven by the White House? If the FAA’s decision was based on airline safety, why...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Putin Posied to Retaliate Against Obama by Trashing Iran Deal

    07/18/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/18/2014 | Josh Rogin
    Now that the U.S.-Russia relationship has broken down, Moscow could throw a wrench into the teetering nuclear negotiations with Iran. The escalating tensions between Washington and Moscow, brought to fever by the MH17 airliner disaster, are finally to the point where they threaten to spoil the number one item on President Obama’s foreign policy agenda: the nuclear talks with Iran. The man doing the threatening is Russian President Vladimir Putin. Earlier this week, Putin promised to retaliate against the United States for new sanctions targeting his friends and business associates, as well as large Russian defense, energy, and financial firms....
  • Cameron Warns Putin Over Crash

    07/19/2014 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 19, 2014 | Press Association
    David Cameron has raised the prospect of further sanctions against Russia as the West's relations with Vladimir Putin grew increasingly strained following the apparent shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine by pro-Moscow separatists. In a sign of a hardening attitude, David Cameron said Europe and the West must "fundamentally change our approach" unless the Russian president alters course. The comments came after a day which saw the Government adopt a tougher approach to Moscow, with Russia's ambassador summoned to the Foreign Office and Philip Hammond claiming Mr Putin was not doing enough to use his influence over the rebels...
  • David Davis MP: It’s time to end the appeasement of Putin

    07/19/2014 2:36:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    conservativehome.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | David Davis
    It always takes a tragedy for the world to wake up to grave threats. The catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11 2001 was one such incident. America initiated a period of oversees military adventurism to combat the threat of militant Islamism that reshaped the world. The callous and despicable destruction of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace could be another pivotal moment in history. For too long Russia has stoked conflict around the world for its own short-term political gains. Now its actions have directly led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people, 80...
  • Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte warns Vladimir Putin of 'last chance' to help recover bodies

    07/19/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | July 19, 2014
    Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says Russia's president has "one last chance" to show he is serious about helping rescuers recover the bodies of the victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The attack on the plane has claimed the lives of 28 Australians and eight permanent Australian residents, who were among the 298 passengers and crew on board. Mr Rutte's comments come amid reports pro-Russian rebels have taken 38 bodies from the site. Minutes after what he described as a "very intense" conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Mr Rutte said: "He has one last chance to show he...
  • Today in London my best friend's wife was assaulted by Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators

    07/16/2014 2:13:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    http://edgar1981.blogspot.co.uk ^ | july 16, 2014 | edgar davidson
    The UK's anti-Israel frenzy knows no bounds. My best friend's wife "Charlotte" (a 5 feet tall 57-year old lady who wants this story publicised but wishes to remain anonymous) was surrounded and assaulted by several Muslim anti-Israel fanatics in the middle of Oxford Street in broad daylight. She was shopping there when the demonstrators came marching down the road shouting "Free Free Palestine and Zionists murderers". The photos she took here are from just before the assault (next bit is an update to the original posting). Charlotte (who is a proud Jew) said: "As they passed by with their disgusting chants I...
  • Thousands in London, Paris, and Oslo protest Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/12/2014 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | 7/11/2014 | HAARETZ
    Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London, Paris, and Oslo on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road, and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful. Norwegian news website The Local reported that some 3,000 protestors gathered in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo...
  • Benefits Britain Star With Hitler and Ku Klux Klan Tattoos Insists: 'I'm Not Racist'

    07/12/2014 1:58:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jul 11, 2014 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    Gordon Higinbotham, who appeared on Channel 5's Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole, says he is afraid to leave his houseIt can be hard to have sympathy for someone with 15 neo-Nazi tattoos on their body. So consider Gordon Higinbotham's plight after he appeared on Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole on Channel 5. He says he is now afraid to leave his house because of death threats and has issued a public apology to the people of Hull. Higinbotham takes exception at people calling him racist because of his Hitler and Ku Klux Klan tattoos, which he was inspired...
  • Christians should marry Muslims to tackle Islamophobia, says peer

    07/12/2014 2:01:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Express ^ | July 8, 2014 | Owen Bennett, Political Reporter
    CHRISTIANS should be encouraged to marry Muslims as a way of tackling Islamophobia, a senior peer claimed today. Lord Scott, a former Supreme Court Judge, cited his own family - in which two of his four children married Muslims - as an example of how interfaith families can thrive. The peer, who sits as a crossbencher in the Lords, made the comments during a debate on how to improve relations between the Muslim community and other faith groups in the UK. He said: “Of my two sons one has become a Muslim and of my two daughters one of those...
  • US Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag

    07/11/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | July 11, 2014 | William Michael
    Can I pose a serious question? At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itself? Last time I checked, the official flag of the country was the Stars and Stripes, not the same rainbow that is found on the doors of gay bars downtown. A friend sent me this picture of the U.S. Embassy in London...
  • Kerry Admits: Iran Negotiations Not Working

    07/10/2014 5:24:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2014 | Majid Rafizadeh
    Kerry Admits: Iran Negotiations Not WorkingPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On July 10, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments In less than two week, the interim nuclear deal will expire, most likely without a final deal being struck between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the G5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany).The Islamic Republic has been given years to come clean and halt its ideological and regional hegemonic ambitions of obtaining nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, the Obama administration believes that we need to give the Islamic Republic another chance, trusting the...
  • BBC Warns—Gaza Photos Aren’t Really from Gaza

    07/08/2014 3:53:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2014, 1:19 PM | Gil Ronen
    Many of the graphic images being shared on social media are really from Syria or Iraq, finds the broadcaster. […] “A #BBCtrending investigation has found that many of these images are not from the latest conflict and not even from Gaza. Some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.” …
  • Hospitals at Increasing Risk of Overheating Due to Climate Change (Yeah, Right)

    07/09/2014 2:02:17 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 34 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 9, 2014 06:00 GMT | Emily Gosden
    Nine out of ten hospital wards may be at risk of overheating, increasing the dangers for vulnerable patients who are left sweltering in temperatures of more than 26C (78.8F), government advisers have warned. Poor ventilation, thin walls, low ceilings and big windows that can barely be opened are contributing to temperatures far exceeding acceptable levels during hot weather, according to the Committee on Climate Change. One fifth of domestic properties could also already be overheating, with flats especially vulnerable, it finds. The number of people dying prematurely from overheating could triple to 7,000 per year by the 2050s as global...
  • Israeli military air strikes kill seven Hamas militants

    07/06/2014 5:05:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 7-6-2014 | NIDAL AL-MUGHRABI
    Israeli air strikes killed seven Hamas gunmen early Monday, the Islamist group’s armed wing said, making it their highest single death toll since a 2012 cross-border war with the Jewish state. Israeli military authorities confirmed the strikes, saying they “responded to rocket attacks against southern Israel,” targeting 9 “terror” sites and concealed rocket launchers. Hamas said the strikes were launched at a gathering point for its members in Gaza’s southern-most town of Rafah, at the Egyptian border. The attacks followed a surge in rocket strikes at Israel from Gaza, where Hamas is the dominant force. The Israeli military said these...
  • The Mitrokhin archive: Cambridge Five spy ring members 'hopeless drunks'

    07/06/2014 6:02:01 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | None listed
    Members of the Cambridge Five spy ring were regarded by their Soviet handlers as hopeless drunks incapable of keeping secrets, newly-released files suggest. Documents from the Mitrokhin Archive have been opened to the public for the first time after being kept at a secret location for more than 20 years. But 19 out of 33 box files containing typewritten versions of his notes, all in Russian, can be viewed by visitors to the archive centre.
  • Bulgaria hosts NATO manoeuvres in Black Sea

    07/05/2014 6:13:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 4, 2014
    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria launched naval manoeuvres in the Black Sea on Friday with six other NATO countries including the United States, in the latest demonstration of the alliance's resolve to support its eastern European members in light of the Ukraine crisis. Bulgaria's defence ministry said the 10-day war games, dubbed BREEZE 2014, were designed to boost NATO solidarity and regional readiness, though it added they had been scheduled before Russia annexed Ukraine's Black Sea region of Crimea in March. Vessels from Bulgaria and its Black Sea neighbours Romania and Turkey and also from Greece, Italy, Britain and the United...
  • Hate Cleric Abu is a Muslim ‘HITLER' (Christians Must Shave heads)

    06/29/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    A BARMY hate preacher has a “Hitler-like” vision of a British Islamic state where Christians have to shave their heads and ride donkeys.Bearded Abu Waleed, 35, who is linked to “brainwashing” three Brits fighting in Iraq and Syria, ranted that only Muslims should be allowed to walk along the the country’s pavements. People of other faiths would have to walk in the middle of the road, dodging traffic, wearing odd shoes and with red belts round their necks. Waleed added that Christians would be allowed to keep their churches but he said they would not be permitted to ring the...
  • Barack Obama Mistaken for England's Chris Smalling on Set of World Cup Mugs

    06/28/2014 2:16:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The result is hilarious – an image of the most recognisable face on the planet stuck on the side of a mug in amongst the rest of the Three Lions Brazil 2014 squad. The mistake has made it impossible to sell the 2,000 mugs featuring the faces of the England team, who are already out of the competition. As a result, the mugs have now been handed to a wholesale company to try and get rid of them, the UK’sIndependent newspaper reports. Karl Baxter MD for Wholesale Clearance told the Independent: "The Dorset company in question was given the seemingly...
  • The Middle East That France and Britain Drew Is Finally Unravelling

    06/28/2014 7:33:29 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 10 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 26, 2014 | John Judis
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) publishes a weekly webzine, The Islamic State Report. The latest issue is headlined “Smashing the Borders of the Tawaghit.” (“Tawaghit” are non-Muslim creations.) ISIS, citing the Sykes-Picot Treaty of 1916 between the British and French, boasts that it is destroying the “partitioning of Muslim lands by crusader powers.” That may seem like a quixotic task for a relatively small band of irregulars, but in trying to redraw the map of Iraq and Syria, ISIS has hit upon a weak link in the chain holding the nations of the Middle East together. It...
  • ANZAC’s lasting Middle East impact

    04/26/2014 7:00:20 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/25/2014 | Dave Sharma
    Ninety-nine years ago today, April 25, in the very early hours before dawn, some 1200 kilometers from Jerusalem, members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – or ANZACs – landed on the western shore of the Gallipoli Peninsula, in modern-day Turkey, at a place we now call Anzac Cove. At roughly the same time, British forces landed at the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula, at Cape Helles, whilst French forces went ashore at Kum Kale, on the Turkish mainland just opposite Cape Helles. Indian and Canadian troops later joined the campaign. This multinational invasion force was to...
  • Defying Russia, Ukraine Signs E.U. Trade Pact

    06/28/2014 8:56:07 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | June 27, 2014 | ANDREW HIGGINS and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Dealing a defiant blow to the Kremlin, President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine signed a long-delayed trade pact with Europe on Friday that Moscow had bitterly opposed. He then declared he would like his country to one day become a full member of the European Union. In so doing, Ukraine’s new leader, a billionaire confectionary magnate, has in effect raised a risky bet on the West that has cost his country hundreds of lives and the loss of the Crimean peninsula to Russia and has set off a low-level civil war in its eastern border region. By signing the trade...
  • Archaeologists dig in for better rates of pay (Them too ??)

    06/24/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT · by llevrok · 21 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | 6/24/2014 | Noel Baker
    Archaeologists have formed a trade union grouping amid concerns that some highly qualified people are working for pay rates not much above the minimum wage — or in some cases, for free. Contract archaeologists, who mostly work in the private sector, have joined trade union Unite in an attempt to convince archaeological consultancies to sign up to a standardised pay agreement that would protect wage levels. The move comes after what the chairman of the new branch, Matt Seaver, described as “an apocalypse” in the sector. The union grouping comprises approximately 60 contract archaeologists — around half the total number...
  • With ISIS surging in Iraq, Europe fears rise in ‘jihadi-tourists’

    06/27/2014 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 27, 2014 | By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Foreign Staff
    BERLIN -- After being injured fighting the Syrian government, 31-year-old Mohannad reached his home in Frankfurt, Germany, with a simple plan: rest, recuperate, then rejoin the fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. As related in German newspaper accounts, which by law couldn’t identify him by his full name, Mohannad even transferred the equivalent of $6,800 to a Syrian bank for use by the terror organization. With that as evidence that he was supporting a terrorist organization, German authorities seized his passport and prevented him from returning to Turkey _ the jumping-off point for radicals seeking to join...
  • Pro-Assad Syrian Hackers Take-Over Reuters Website, Post Anti-British-Press Message

    06/22/2014 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Was just this morning checking the story on the South Korean soldier who went bezerk and shot five of his fellow troops yesterday, and upon arriving at the specific Reuters article page, was promptly diverted to the screen above.  The URL they sent me to was 'http://sea.sy/indexs/', and is obviously aimed at Nmr 10 Downing as well as the UK press in-general. No small task, hacking reuters, tho- rather impressive, and quite coincidentally comes the day after I was reading a piece about the original news report hacker, Chicago's version of Max Headroom. But the thing is, the crime...
  • 8 Signs That ISIS Will Strike in the U.S. Soon (Several Videos)

    06/21/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 21 2014 | Robert Spencer
    (If you go to the site, you might want to mute the sound on the first VIDEO, it is accompanied by Islamic song.) The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) doesn’t have designs on just Iraq and Syria. It has published maps in which its envisioned Islamic state encompasses not just those two countries, but also Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, parts of Turkey, and (of course) Israel. But it doesn’t stop there, either. Clearly ISIS plans to mount jihad terror attacks in the United States – and there are numerous indications that such an attack could come sooner rather...
  • Jihadists fake death to sneak back to UK

    06/22/2014 8:18:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk ^ | june 22, 2014 | Dipesh Gadher, Richard Kerbajand Robin Henry 
    BRITONS fighting for the brutal Islamist group terrorising the Middle East have faked their deaths on the battlefield in an attempt to return to the UK undetected, according to security sources. In one case, the martyrdom of a fighter in Syria was announced by his colleagues on social media, only for police to arrest the “dead” individual at Dover. The use of such tactics emerged just days after David Cameron warned that jihadists with the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or Isis, are planning attacks on British soil.
  • Iron Age road link to Iceni tribe

    08/15/2011 10:45:25 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 15 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/15/11 | Louise Ord
    A suspected Iron Age road, made of timber and preserved in peat for 2,000 years, has been uncovered by archaeologists in East Anglia. The site, excavated in June, may have been part of a route across the River Waveney and surrounding wetland at Geldeston in Norfolk, say experts. Causeways were first found in the area in 2006, during flood defence work at the nearby Suffolk village of Beccles. It is thought the road is pre-Roman, built by the local Iceni tribe. In AD60, the Iceni ambushed one Roman legion and sacked Roman settlements at London and Colchester before being defeated.
  • Archaeologists discover Britain's longest road to be 10,000 year[s] old

    06/14/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014 | Paul Jeeves
    Britain's longest road, built almost a century ago, may actually have been used for 10,000 years. Archaeologists were stunned to discover evidence of a Mesolithic settlement alongside the A1, which stretches 410 miles from London to Edinburgh. The site, near Catterick in North Yorkshire, is believed to have been used by people travelling north and south as an overnight shelter, similar to today’s motorway service stations. Items discovered at the settlement include flint tools that date back to between 6000 and 8000 BC. Archaeologist Steve Sherlock said: “This was a place that people knew of – a place they could...
  • While we turn a blind eye to Islamists, our children suffer (England finally waking up?)

    06/07/2014 2:01:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2014 | Charles Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher
    Politicians are so busy squabbling over extremism that they are failing to tackle it. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Home Office website published a letter from the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. In it, Mrs May asked some rude questions about why his department had not acted earlier to investigate accusations of Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham. This was heat-of-the-night stuff. One government department is not supposed to publish its attacks on another. The error was tacitly acknowledged: on Thursday afternoon, the letter was taken down from the website. As has been reported,...
  • The relief of Newark (Ukip falls flat in UK election)

    06/06/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    The Economist ^ | 6/6/14 | Bagehot
    IN THE end, there was no big upset. Despite a surge of support for their nemesis, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), the Conservatives won the Newark by-election on June 5th with ease. This was in a sense historic—the prosperous south Nottinghamshire constituency has now given the Tories their first by-election victory while in office since 1989. But it will have done little, for all that, to quell Tory nerves set jangling by UKIP’s rise. The Tory candidate in Newark, Robert Jenrick, won with a robust majority of 7,000 votes, despite the hostile circumstances in which the election was held. It...
  • The Democratic Deficit: Europeans Vote, Merkel Decides

    06/02/2014 12:55:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 02, 2014 – 05:44 PM | (Spiegel staff)
    Before the European Parliament election last month, voters were told the poll would also determine the next Commission president. In a silent putsch against the electorate, Angela Merkel is now impeding the process. She fears a loss of power and Britain’s EU exit. […] … Merkel had hardly begun her speech last Friday before she got right to the point. With her hands set on the podium in front of her in the Regensburg University auditorium, she said: “I am engaging in all discussions in the spirit that Jean-Claude Juncker should become president of the European Commission.” German news agency...
  • Cyprus’ first gay pride parade a hit

    06/01/2014 5:55:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2014
    NICOSIA, Cyprus – Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade on Saturday, exceeding the expectations of organizers who said the event’s popularity shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative attitudes.
  • UKIP vote in European elections no flash in pan according to new poll

    05/31/2014 9:42:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 30 May 2014 | James Kirkup
    The vast majority of the four million people who voted for the UK Independence Party in the European elections will make the same choice at the general election, a new poll predicts today. The poll by ComRes suggests that 86 percent of people who voted for Nigel Farage’s party will do so again next year. More than 4.3  million people voted for UKIP in the European elections, giving the party its first national victory. The Conservatives came third, suggesting many of their previous supporters had defected to UKIP. Several Cabinet ministers have publicly said that many UKIP voters are merely...
  • Cameron warns Britain could quit EU if Juncker gets top job

    05/31/2014 11:03:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Business ^ | 31 May 2014, 20:26 CET | (AFP)
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that his country could leave the European Union if Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker became the next European Commission president, Der Spiegel reported. […] Cameron reportedly told (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel that picking Juncker for the job would “destabilize his government to such a point that it would bring forward a referendum on whether to exit the EU”—a move which is likely to result in a popular consensus to leave the bloc. […] Cameron is deeply wary of Juncker, an EU federalist, particularly after his party suffered a humiliating loss to euroskeptic UKIP...
  • 1939 letter found, plea to FDR to save Jewish kids

    05/18/2014 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/18/14 | Staff
    Last month, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon told the remarkable story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a stockbroker in London who saved 669 Czech children-- most of them Jewish--from the Nazis during WWII. England took in almost all of the 669 children. Winton, now 104 years old, told 60 Minutes he had made a desperate plea for help to the United States back in 1939. He said he had written a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, describing the plight of the Czech children and asking that America grant refuge to a number of them. "But the Americans wouldn´t take any,
  • Anti-EU Parties Soar in "Political Earthquake" Elections

    05/26/2014 7:01:03 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    In elections to the European "Parliament," political parties opposed to the ongoing EU takeover made massive gains. Anti-EU Parties Soar in "Political Earthquake" Elections The New American 26 May 2014 With European Union bosses working overtime to finish crushing what remains of national sovereignty and self-government in Europe, the public across much of the bloc appears to have had enough. In elections to the European “Parliament” — not a true legislative body in the traditionally understood sense of the word, but the only elected outfit in Brussels nonetheless — political parties opposed to the ongoing EU takeover made massive...
  • European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls

    05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Sky News ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff
    UKIP have topped the European polls in the UK, with the Labour Party vying with the Conservatives for second place. Sources from the other main parties have conceded Nigel Farage's party will win, with the leader hailing an "earthquake" in British politics. It will be the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour has topped a nationwide poll for the first time in 108 years.
  • British elections dismay establishment leftists: Voters turning conservative all over Europe

    05/24/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    All over Europe, voters are turning in a conservative direction, and against the autocratic European Union and its big government enablers. New York Times reporters Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle write a dripping-with-disdain account of local election results in the UK, which will be followed tomorrow by results for the European Parliament. To them, conservatgives are “right wingers” or “far-right” and those who object to EU takeover of sovereignty are “anti-Europe.” Voters in Britain sent a forceful message of discontent to established political parties on Friday, as returns from local elections showed an even stronger following than expected for the...
  • Prince Charles is right: Similarites between Putin and Hitler are uncanny

    05/23/2014 8:18:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Trent Franks
    Writing in "Mein Kampf," Hitler referred to the German surrender at the end of World War I and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles as the "greatest villainy of the century," calling those responsible "miserable and degenerate criminals" who "were ready to sacrifice the whole nation, and, if necessary, to let Germany be destroyed; and in my eyes this made them ripe for hanging." He asked, "how could this deed be justified to future generations?" Putin employed similar terminology in discussing the fall of the Soviet Union: "Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a...
  • Consider the Source. Lots of Unsold Cars Are Normal.

    05/19/2014 7:13:34 PM PDT · by jjotto · 3 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | May 18, 2014 | Ronnie Schreiber
    There’s a post at the Zero Hedge finance site that’s getting some attention. It’s really a repost from this site, and it includes a number of aerial and satellite photos of thousands of new automobiles that the author says are sitting on storage lots, unsold. The author claims that automobile manufacturers are continuing to churn out thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of cars that will likely never ever sell. He warns that those cars that do sell will suffer mechanical issues from having sat for so long. He claims that those cars that don’t sell are recycled and that it’s...
  • Three Reasons Obama might bomb Syria

    05/19/2014 4:58:42 AM PDT · by mgist · 28 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5/19/2014 | Tom Rogan
    American, British and French Intelligence services are convinced that Assad continues to use chemical weapons against his people. As I’ve previously noted, for the Obama Administration, this is a triple disaster: strategic (the Russian-brokered WMD deal has been rendered a tragic farce), political (domestic perceptions of Obama’s leadership have suffered), and humanitarian (Syrians continue to choke to death). Still, for three reasons, I believe Obama might soon enforce his ‘‘red line’’ with US military force. 1) Obama doesn’t need Congress to approve military action. Nor would America have to act alone. Since September 2013, when Obama withdrew his Syria authorisation...
  • Operation Chastise: The Dambusters raid

    05/18/2014 12:59:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    RCAF ^ | 16 May 2014 | Dave O'Malley
    In the years since the night of May 16-17, 1943 – the night of Operation Chastise – the events that transpired on that moonlit spring night have been made into feature films, documentaries, novels, non-fiction books, magazine articles, dramatic paintings, computer games, marches and comic books. It was a stunning attack deep inside Germany on targets long thought to be unassailable. On that dark night, lit only by the moon, 133 very young men of 617 Squadron took off in 19 specially-modified Avro Lancaster bombers, formed up and flew extremely low over the English Channel across the Dutch coast. Having...
  • Allah’s Enemies Should Be Maimed, Killed– Ogwuche, Nyanya Bomb Mastermind

    05/17/2014 12:02:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Punch ^ | 5/17/2014
    …How he became radicalised in British varsity Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, the alleged mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blast is said to have been radicalised while studying at university in South Wales, a report published in Daily Mail Friday revealed. Ogwuche who dubbed himself ‘The Lion of God’ threatened to cut the hands and feet of non-believers while he was living in Britain. The 29-year-old who was said to have escaped to Sudan was declared wanted by security authorities early in the week. But the terror kingpin was arrested by the Interpol in the Islamic country on suspicion of carrying out...
  • What the Tea Party can learn from UKIP

    05/14/2014 3:21:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | Laura Ingraham
    Look out, European Elites: the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) led by Nigel Farage, whose main focus is to force Britain out of the European Union, is riding high ahead of the May 22 EU Parliamentary vote. Watch one of the most powerful political videos I have seen in ages, which was launched last month by UKIP. The UKIP has been rallying support on many of the same issues that Tea Party and other traditional Reagan conservatives are concerned about in the U.S.—a declining middle class, stagnating wages, unrestricted immigration, an expanding dependency class, and affronts to national sovereignty.
  • International military surf contest at Pendleton

    05/14/2014 3:45:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | May 13, 2014 | Linda McIntosh
    CAMP PENDLETON — A surf contest pitting top area surfers from several branches of the armed forces against surfers from the British Army is set for May 24 at Camp Pendleton. This is the fourth year Red Bull is holding the Rivals Surf Competition on base, but the first year that the contest has international participants. The U.S. team’s 12 active-duty military surfers were picked based on performance at last month’stryouts at the base’s Del Mar Beach. Teams compete at the Del Mar Jetty in a modified version of the National Surf League’s game format. The one-day contest is similar...
  • Despite pressure, France won't cancel warship deal with Russia

    05/12/2014 11:17:45 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/12/2014 | John Irish and Elizabeth Pineau
    PARIS/BAKU (Reuters) - France will press ahead with a 1.2 billion-euro ($1.66 billion) contract to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia because cancelling the deal would do more damage to Paris than to Moscow, French diplomatic sources said on Monday. France's move illustrates the limitations of European Union sanctions meant to punish Russia for its annexation of Crimea and dissuade Moscow from intervening in east Ukraine. The United States has been pressing France, Germany and Britain to take a tougher line against Russia. For France, this would mean at least delaying the Mistral contract. For Britain, closing its mansions and...