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  • Scottish Nightclubs Bypass Vaccine Passport Mandate by Placing Chairs on Dance Floor

    11/08/2021 11:54:32 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Summit News ^ | 8 November, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Scheme continues to be a shambolic mess.. Scottish nightclubs are bypassing the country’s shambolic vaccine passport system by placing chairs on the dance floor and announcing that customers’ vaccine status won’t be checked. Yes, really. “Lulu, a major nightclub in Edinburgh, has begun marketing itself to unvaccinated Scots by advertising the fact that door staff will not be carrying out checks on whether customers have been jabbed,” reports the Telegraph. By placing seats on the dance floor, the venue is asserting that it no longer qualifies as a nightclub and should be under the same rules as pubs, which aren’t...
  • Biden motorcade reportedly flashed by 'large naked Scottish man'

    11/02/2021 10:02:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/02/2021 | JUDY KURTZ
    Biden motorcade reportedly flashed by 'large naked Scottish man' © Associated Press/Evan Vucci, Pool President Biden's motorcade wasn't the only spectacle on his trip to Glasgow — a "large naked Scottish man" was reportedly spotted snapping photos of the brouhaha. The X-rated sighting came Tuesday as Biden headed to the United Nations COP26 international climate conference. NPR's White House correspondent, Scott Detrow, revealed the bare details of the eye-popping, au naturel display in a tweet.
  • MacDonald Trump

    08/31/2019 4:58:48 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    Aug 31 , 2919 | vanity
    Someone needs to create an artwork depicting Donald Trump in full Highland Scottish tartan regalia. As a leader of our Trumpian Clan . If you search Trump MacDonald all you see is derogatory depictions , and nothing of a fine Highlander nature. Who has the skills ? It's time . Please choose Ancient MacDonald tartan. As a Clansman , I hereby authorize .
  • US Ambassador: Donald Trump rubs some people the wrong way because he is so Scottish

    04/27/2018 7:52:09 AM PDT · by ethom · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:09 EDT, 27 April 2018 | By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
    US ambassador said Donald Trump's abrasive style came from Scottish heritage Woody Johnson said Trump 'speaks in very clear and unusual way' for a politician The US president is due to come to Britain for talks with Theresa May on July 13 Critics have vowed a 'carnival of protests' on the streets when he visits the UK Donald Trump rubs people up the wrong way because he is so Scottish, the US ambassador suggested today. Woody Johnson said the US president's 'tough and argumentative' streak came from his heritage in Scotland. The claim came as Mr Johnson shrugged off the...
  • “Scottish Independence” is Not a Noble Cause, It’s Anti-English Racism

    03/20/2017 6:33:47 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    To suggest that a sovereign nation should be free to determine its own future was the rallying cry of the Brexiteers, the thought (and fact) of a country’s destiny being decided by outsiders who have no care nor affinity for it was enough to tip the balance and win the EU referendum for the Leave camp. But the calls for independence from Scotland are not this, and as much as the media and the SNP (Scots National Party) would like to conflate the two, the parallels just don’t exist. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, does not want a free, independent...
  • The Rise and Rise of Irish Whiskey

    11/21/2016 7:31:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016 | Michael Cheang
    Who invented whisky, the Scots or the Irish, is a debate as old as time, but one thing is for sure, the old Bushmills distillery in Northern Ireland is the world’s oldest official whiskey distillery, going back to 1603. The word whiskey itself is derived from the Gaelic word uisce (or uisge in Scotland), meaning “water”. Simply put, Irish whiskey is whiskey that is distilled and aged in Ireland, regardless of whether it’s the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. It is distilled from a yeast-fermented mash of cereal grains (ranging from malted barley, corn, wheat, rye and so on),...
  • British [Scotland] Police Introduce Official Hijab, Will Do ‘Anything’ For ‘Diversity' [ed]

    06/08/2016 9:50:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Police Scotland have said they will do “anything” to be more “diverse” and will be introducing a special hijab to encourage more female Muslims to join the force. The Scottish Police authority released a detailed report on how they are working “to achieve a workforce that is more representative of our society,” and encourage “people from under-represented groups to consider policing as a career.”
  • Secret US flight flew over Scottish airspace 'to capture Snowden’

    02/02/2016 5:15:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The National ^ | 2/3/2016 | MICHAEL GRAY
    THE UK GOVERNMENT is facing demands to reveal the details of a secret flight through Scottish airspace which was at the centre of a plot to capture whistleblower Edward Snowden. The plane, which passed above the Outer Hebrides, the Highlands and Aberdeenshire, was dispatched from the American east coast on June 24 2013, the day after Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow. The craft was used in controversial US ‘rendition’ missions. Reports by Scottish journalist Duncan Campbell claim the flight, travelling well above the standard aviation height at 45,000 feet and without a filed flight plan, was part of a...
  • Scottish Parliament Forced to Consider Legalizing Incest

    01/31/2016 12:27:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 1-26-16 | Dan Joseph
    And you thought politics in the United States were crazy! We've got nothing on the Scots. Due to a "legislative quirk," the Scottish parliament was forced to debate legalizing incestual relationships between consenting adults. The mandatory debate was held today due to a petition submitted by Australian Richard Morris. The Scottish parliament must consider all petitions which propose a law change.
  • Trump surpasses Cruz in 538's Iowa odds

    01/28/2016 9:08:37 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 68 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 01/28/2016 | Nate Silver
    According to our latest polls-plus forecast, Donald Trump has a 48% chance of winning the Iowa caucuses.
  • Fowler wins after thrilling finish [Golf Ping]

    07/12/2015 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 10 replies
    Scottish Open Website ^ | July 12, 2015 | Scottish Open writers
    Fowler wins after thrilling finish America’s Rickie Fowler birdied the last to snatch victory and deny compatriot Matt Kuchar in a thrilling finish to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.The World Number Nine produced his second brilliant finish of the season at Gullane, having fallen two shots off the lead when he bogeyed the 14th hole of the final round.Fowler responded with birdies at the 15th, 16th and 18th to finish 12 under par and snatch victory from Ryder Cup team-mate Kuchar.That brought back memories of the 26 year old's victory in the Players Championship at Sawgrass in May, when...
  • Wave of Scottish nationalist support sweeps aside Labour

    05/08/2015 4:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    <p>Labour Party grandee Jack Straw, leaving Parliament after 36 years that included several Cabinet stints, called the party's showing in Scotland "an unbelievably bad situation in Scotland which frankly nobody anticipated."</p> <p>Throughout the campaign, Scottish voters told pollsters and journalists they were tired of being taken for granted by Labour, and many had not been impressed when Miliband joined forces with Cameron to urge Scottish voters to reject independence in last September's referendum. Scots whose families had for decades voted Labour turned away in droves.</p>
  • Man Found Dead in Downtown Miami Was Scottish Soldier

    03/30/2015 4:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/31 | Cherine Akbari and Brian Hamacher
    Police are investigating after a man was found dead near a busy Miami intersection early Sunday morning. Oscar Aguilera first found the man's body on a sidewalk at Biscayne Boulevard and 81st Street around 7 a.m. "I saw him not moving and puddle of blood," Aguilera said. "I went and checked and saw when his eyes were wide open." The victim was later identified as 22-year-old Shaun Cole, a Scottish soldier who was in town with friends for the Ultra Music Festival. Cole served in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1SCOTS) and had served in Afghanistan and...
  • Rush Limbaugh: James Bond can't be black like Idris Elba!

    12/24/2014 5:00:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Daniel Gates
    **SNIP** After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though… James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming… and James Bond is… white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.” “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond...
  • Salmond threatens unilateral declaration of independence

    09/22/2014 12:43:04 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 19 replies
    Alex Salmond has raised the prospect of Scotland unilaterally declaring independence without another referendum as he abandoned his promise to accept the result and claimed that No voters were “tricked”. Despite it being illegal, the First Minister argued the Scottish Parliament could say Scotland was leaving the United Kingdom at the point at which it had been devolved so many powers it was effectively independent. The First Minister appeared to blame elderly Scots, who were most hostile to leaving the UK, for holding back younger generations and argued that independence is inevitable after they die off
  • Calls for Ending Unfairness to the English

    09/19/2014 1:01:55 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Before the referendum on Scottish independence and in order to keep the United Kingdom from disintegrating, the leaders of the three main British parties - David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband - made generous promises in return for the Scottish people to vote No to breaking away from the Union. They promised more powers and money for Scotland. Some say that these promises have come dangerously close to Maximum devolution (Devo Max for short), which means that, except in defence and foreign affairs, the Scottish Parliament gets power over everything. A source of concern is that these promises...
  • Scottish independence: First referendum results declared

    09/18/2014 6:04:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 264 replies ^ | 9/18/14 | ?
    The first results are coming in for the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
  • Scottish Independence Leader Appears to Equate Israel, Islamic State

    09/15/2014 7:31:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 9/15/14 | Lazar Berman
    Days before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence from Great Britain, the Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond appeared to equate Islamic State terrorism and Israel’s military campaign this summer against Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. Speaking on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the separatist leader responded to a question about the beheading at the weekend of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State, describing the murder as an act “of unspeakable barbarism” and later stressing, “The Muslim community of Scotland isn’t responsible in any shape or form for atrocities or extremism in
  • 700th anniversary: Bannockburn marked by simplest of ceremonies

    06/25/2014 4:03:56 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 24th June 2014 | Brian Ferguson
    'A SIMPLE wreath-laying ceremony was staged to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn yesterday as the Scottish Government declared the event had helped inspire the nation’s “psyche”. A handful of visitors watched a ceremony at the spot Robert the Bruce is said to have planted his standard the night before he led his troops into battle. However, more than 15,000 people are expected to flock to the site, on the outskirts of Stirling, this weekend for a series of dramatic re-enactments and a “celebration” of Scottish culture and history. Ten children with roots from different parts of...
  • Teachers cannot opt out of teaching gay ‘marriage’ in school sex-ed classes: Scottish NHS

    05/15/2014 7:52:15 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | 05/15/2014 | HILARY WHITE
    While Scottish government draft guidelines currently allow teachers with moral objections to opt-out of certain aspects of the country’s new sex-ed curriculum, several National Health Service boards have objected to the opt-out clause. They are also objecting to provisions allowing parents to opt their children out of the classes. “It is extremely concerning that teaching staff would be provided an opportunity to refuse to participate in this particular aspect of the curriculum,” said the board, one of the largest in the country. Another NHS board warned against allowing parents too much influence over children, saying that the decision about whether...