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  • Barbados to become republic, remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

    09/16/2020 10:37:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2020 | UPI
    Sept. 16 (UPI) — Barbados Governor-general Sandra Mason said Wednesday her Caribbean island nation has decided to remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and declare itself a republic. Barbados, a tourist destination in the eastern Caribbean 700 miles off the Venezuela coast, won independence from Britain in 1966 but has remained a British commonwealth realm.
  • Miss World 2019: How to watch and what to expect (Live from London 12/14 at 9AM ET)

    12/14/2019 4:06:37 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/14/19 | Scottie Andrew
    Here's what you should know ahead of Saturday's competition. Didn't a global pageant just happen? Yes. But that was Miss Universe, a competitor pageant that was founded years after Miss World by a swimsuit company (hence the swimsuit competition). Miss World is one of the four major global beauty pageants, and the oldest, the organization says, at almost 70 years old. Miss World delegates from 111 countries spend a month in London competing in events like "Sport," "Talent" and "Beauty with a Purpose" to secure their spot in the televised finale. Miss Universe lasts only a few days.
  • Over 1,000 Bahamas residents evacuated after Dorian as food, supplies are brought in

    09/08/2019 6:40:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept. 7,2019 | NBC
    Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship Grand Celebration transported more than 1,100 Bahamians to the United States, the line said in a statement. Evacuees were taken to Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, Florida, early Saturday, according to the cruise line. The ship was in the Bahamas on Thursday and Friday with nearly 300 first responders, 850 boxed lunches and a total of 225,000 pounds of supplies, including food and water, the line stated.
  • How John Adams Predicted Bernie Sanders and His Acolytes

    03/02/2019 12:30:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | William Sullivan
    And ultimately, we may only keep as much as they might allow through the government’s ever-increasing assertion of its ownership, a mandate which becomes more firmly placed with each popular declaration that all property is, somehow, communal. Again returning to Adams, he predicted this: "The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." And he even provides a description as to how it would happen, which, again, is eerily similar to...
  • NAACP rescinds its support of Puerto Rican statehood

    07/19/2018 9:05:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The NAACP on Thursday rescinded its support for Puerto Rican statehood. The civil rights group emphasized Puerto Rican "self-determination" in a statement walking back its endorsement of a bill that would make Puerto Rico the 51st state, which it voted to support on Tuesday. "Puerto Rico should be free to decide its preferred option in a fair and inclusive manner," the NAACP said, adding that it has a "long history of supporting the democratic value of self-determination." In a statement on Tuesday, the NAACP threw its weight behind the Puerto Rican Admission Act after an appeal from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló,...
  • Asians for Allan Fung for RI Governor

    10/26/2018 12:03:46 AM PDT · by Doreener · 4 replies
    There are eleven days left until the general election. On September 12, 2018, incumbent Govenor Gina Raimondo and Cranston mayor and 2014 gubernatorial nominee Allan Fung won the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor of Rhode Island respectively. It is clear Governor Raimondo is happy to have Joe Trillo, a third-party candidate, in the Rhode Island Governor General Election who admitted his goal is to take votes away from Fung. Asian Republicans' support is important to Fung for Governor campaign. A vote for anyone else is a vote for four more years of Rhode Island's current incompetence. Governor Raimondo launched...
  • Could Constitutional Monarchies be Important Aids to Democracies?

    05/29/2018 7:15:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Recently, author and speechwriter Don Watson has questioned the impetus for Australia to become a republic. In the April edition of The Monthly, he wrote: In a world filling with tyrants, Queen Elizabeth and her descendants represent a sort of anti-tyranny. He goes on to note: Our democracy works imperfectly well, and it is hard to see how any of its practical imperfections would be remedied by going republican. In effect, the governor-general, who is appointed by the elected government, acts as a de facto ceremonial head of state, while we maintain the pretence that Elizabeth is the sovereign. Like...
  • Wife of School for Blind Director inspired Teddy Roosevelt...

    02/01/2017 6:38:00 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," published FEBRUARY 1, 1862. It became Lincoln's favorite song and the Union's theme song. Her name was Julia Ward Howe, the daughter of a Wall Street banker and the wife of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, director of a school for the blind in Boston, which grew into the famous Perkins Institute. Julia and her husband entertained John Brown in their home and published the anti-slavery journal Commonwealth. In 1861, Julia traveled to Washington, D.C., and saw the city teeming...
  • Brexit boosts calls for Australia to leave the Commonwealth

    06/27/2016 7:34:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 27, 2016 | Telegraph
    Australia's republican movement says membership has surged in the wake of the Brexit vote, as Australians question the benefits of remaining part of “little Britain”. An “AusExit” campaign, including calls to remove the Union Jack from the flag and remove the British monarch as head of state, has gained momentum since Friday, when Britain voted to leave the European Union. Peter FitzSimons, the chairman of Australia’s republican movement, said Australia had belonged to the British empire but the historic ties between the nations had become less relevant because “Great Britain barely exists anymore”. “It’s one thing for the monarchists to...
  • 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...
  • Republic of Ireland back in Commonwealth? Not as mad as it sounds, says senior Tory MP Fabricant

    04/23/2014 2:14:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 23 April 2014 | Rebecca Black
    There have been fresh calls for the Republic of Ireland to rejoin the Commonwealth after the success of the recent State visit. Ireland left the Commonwealth in 1949, but recent historic moves including the visit of President Michael D. Higgins to the UK have reopened the debate. Senior Conservative MP Michael Fabricant said yesterday that the proposal “is not so mad as it might at first seem”. “If a country like the Republic of Ireland joined the Commonwealth, what greater message could be sent to countries facing political upheaval and disputes on the other side of the world than an...
  • Boris Johnson: Outrageous discrimination favors European Union workers over Commonwealth

    08/26/2013 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | Mon, August 26, 2013 | Dion Dassanayake
    London Mayor Boris Johnson has blasted European Union (EU) immigration for favoring Eurozone workers instead of those from Commonwealth nations today. The Conservative politician said Britain needs to look beyond the EU and should forge stronger ties with fast growing economies, in particular Australia. Mr. Johnson said the UK and Australia should set up a “free labor mobility zone” where he feels there are “immense opportunities”. … Mr. Johnson launched his attack on the EU after receiving a letter from Australian Sally Roycroft, who had been working in London schools. The London Mayor said the teacher had been “effectively kicked...
  • Belle Isle: Motown's Monaco-Developer envisions independent commonwealth

    01/14/2013 3:12:07 PM PST · by Theoria · 22 replies
    Crains Detroit Business ^ | 12 Jan 2013 | Tom Henderson
    Real estate developer Rodney Lockwood Jr. agrees with Detroit politicians that Belle Isle is a jewel. A tarnished jewel he likes so much that he wants to put together an investor group to buy it for $1 billion, which is more than $1 million an acre for the 982-acre park in the middle of the Detroit River. And then he wants to polish it up with $20 billion in construction projects on the island, which would lead to another $20 billion in construction projects off the island and tens of thousands of temporary construction jobs and tens of thousands of...
  • Reagan's Last-Ditch Falklands Plea Revealed

    12/28/2012 10:11:00 AM PST · by the scotsman · 72 replies
    Sky News ^ | 28th December 2012 | Alistair Bunkall
    'Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers, according to official documents made public today. Files released by the National Archives at Kew, South West London, under the 30-year rule show that as British troops closed in on final victory, the US president made a late-night phone call to Mrs Thatcher urging her not to completely humiliate the Argentines. However, his request fell on deaf ears as a defiant Prime Minister insisted that she had not sent a British task force across...
  • Digger graveyard desecrated again in Libya

    06/17/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | June 16, 2012
    Graves of British soldiers of the Royal Horse Artillery at the Commonwealth Benghazi War Cemetery Commonwealth War Cemetery in Benghazi targeted again Headstone damaged, markers removed Digger graves among 198 damaged in February THERE has been another war graves attack at a cemetery in Libya which contains the remains of Australian soldiers. Authorities say a headstone has been damaged and temporary markers removed from some graves at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Benghazi. "The nationality of the individual buried beneath the headstone that was damaged is not yet known,'' the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) said today. The Commonwealth War...
  • Defence hunting foreign troops with citizenship for service (Australia)

    12/27/2011 2:18:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | 12/27/2011 | Brendan Nicholson
    Defence hunting foreign troops with citizenship for service THE Australian Defence Force is exploiting forced cutbacks in military spending in Britain and other Western countries, embarking on an unprecedented drive to recruit laid-off soldiers, sailors and air crew. Defence, which has struggled to fill recruitment quotas in the face of increasing competition from the lucrative private sector, is seeking highly skilled specialists such as fighter pilots, special forces officers and submarine crews. And as an incentive, it is prepared to offer a fast track to Australian citizenship for so-called "lateral recruits" after just three months' service. The Australian has learned...
  • Victoria Cross for SAS Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith

    01/22/2011 8:24:53 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23rd January 2011 | Ian McPhedran
    SAS Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith is Australia’s 98th Victoria Cross holder after the bronze cross with crimson ribbon was pinned to his chest by Governor General Quentin Bryce in Perth today. During a formal investiture ceremony at the picturesque beachside headquarters of the SAS at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, Corporal Roberts-Smith became only the second Australian soldier to wear the Victoria Cross of Australia after Corporal Mark Donaldson who received the honour in 2009. Before 1991 it was an Imperial Honour that was won by 96 Australians from the Boer War to Vietnam. He is only the second Western Australian born holder...
  • Sheikh Mohammed Receives Tom Cruise

    11/03/2010 2:25:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    Shows the Hollywood star how to handle a falcon during the meeting where Sheikh Hamdan was also present His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Hollywood star Tom Cruise who is in Dubai to shoot 'Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol'. The 48-year-old Hollywood actor, whose death-defying stunts atop the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, grabbed global headlines only a day ago, also met Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai during the occasion. Sheikh Mohammed showed Cruise how to handle a...
  • Crowd in India during Commonwealth Games was abusive: Pakistan hockey captain

    10/19/2010 1:44:42 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 19 Oct., 2010 | The Times of India
    KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation and national captain Zeeshan Ashraf feel one reason for the team's poor Commonwealth Games performance was the crowd behaviour in Delhi which has become "abusive" after the Mumbai terror attacks. PHF secretary Asif Bajwa said the feedback he had got from the team was that the players were subjected to more abuse and insults then they were used to facing by Indian spectators before the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. "It is now more difficult for our players when they play in India and there is more pressure on them because of the treatment they...
  • Half of India Commonwealth Games volunteers disappear with kit

    09/30/2010 9:48:02 PM PDT · by PlanetFst · 6 replies
    NEW DELHI: The spirit of the Games doesn't seem to be prevailing. Seen to be an essential ingredient of the Games, volunteers have gone missing. An estimated 10,000 volunteers have dropped out after enrolling for the mega sports show. A part of the problem also seems to have been the terms offered to volunteers. Instead of payments, the experience of participating in the Games with a certificate at the end of the event are the main rewards. However, there is also a smart set of clothes - the kit costs Rs 12,000 - besides meals while at work. Sources said...