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  • UK to update trans prison policy to prevent biological males from being housed in women's prisons

    01/26/2023 2:11:42 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | Jan 26, 2023 | Mia Ashton
    Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab said that the changes will "ensure a sensitive and common-sense approach to meeting the needs of women in custody." .... The UK government has announced a reform of its transgender prison policy that will mean trans-identified males who have male genitalia or have been convicted of sexual offenses will no longer be held in women’s prisons. The policy will allow for exemptions, to be assessed on a case-by-case basis, but the Ministry of Justice stresses that “only the most truly exceptional cases will be considered.” ... The announcement comes in the midst of...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Sending Ukraine our tanks could turn Europe into one big radioactive graveyard

    01/21/2023 9:34:21 PM PST · by Nextrush · 143 replies ^ | 1/21/2023 | Peter Hitchens
    This was the moment at which we began the unstoppable descent into terrible danger which so many of us will bitterly regret in times to come. I won't waste time here going over the question of who started the Ukraine war, or even why. Most people don't want to know and refuse to think about it, or look up the facts. They defame and abuse anyone who tries to tell them. So to hell with that. I'm bored with trying. The Government claims to be in favour of free debate in universities, so all the stage army of "Right-wing" thinkers...
  • Actor Julian Sands Identified as Hiker Missing in Mt. Baldy Area Since Friday

    01/18/2023 6:48:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | Eric Resendiz
    Julian Sands, a British actor who has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows since the 1980s, is one of two missing hikers currently being searched for in Southern California's mountains, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Sands has been missing since last week in the Mt. Baldy area. Family reported him missing on Friday evening. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, severe weather on the mountain has been difficult and air resources have been limited. "His wife did report him missing," said Gloria Huerta with SBCSD. "From what I understand, he left sometime that day for a hike and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/18/2023 New Zealand Prime Minister Stepping Down, Israeli High Court Kicks Out Key Cabinet Minister, Friday Meeting In Germany To Move Arms Into Ukraine

    01/18/2023 7:11:57 PM PST · by Nextrush · 66 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/18/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is stepping down next month. Ardern wanting to step away from politics ahead of the October 14th General Election... Opposition protesters in Peru continuing their demonstrations...two more protesters killed in the Puno Region today... Türkiye (Turkey) wants the US to delink any F-16 fighter sales to the bids of Finland and Sweden to join NATO... Russian victory in Ukraine is: "inevitable" That message today from Russian President Vladimir Putin to factory workers... Stocks in the US moving downwards... In the UK nurses and ambulance workers will both strike on February 6th... The...
  • Temporary Morgues are Being Built Across UK Due to Unprecedented Increase in Excess Deaths

    01/17/2023 6:57:15 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/15/2033 | Jim Hoft
    The unprecedented increase in deaths has prompted the construction of temporary morgues in various locations throughout the UK, including tourist hotspots and airports.The Gateway Pundit reported last year that the death toll in England and Wales continues to rise, even though Covid-related deaths have dropped.As a result, health experts have requested an immediate investigation into the source of the rising non-Covid excess death.Health experts are still looking for answers and have called for an urgent investigation. They believed that the pandemic response, lack of access to healthcare, and even the cost of living crisis might be to blame.In short, health...
  • Homophobic chant in English soccer deemed punishable offense

    01/15/2023 2:38:35 PM PST · by Salman · 49 replies
    AP (on their own site) ^ | January 13, 2023 | AP staff writers
    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea welcomed the English Football Association’s decision to make a homophobic chant aimed at its supporters a punishable offense, calling it a “step in the right direction” on Friday. The FA announced on Wednesday that chants of “Rent Boy,” which have been directed at Chelsea fans by rival supporters, are now considered a breach of its rules. It has written to all Premier League clubs and clubs throughout English soccer to enforce the point and attempt to stamp out discriminatory behavior. “The ‘Rent Boy’ chant is intolerable and has no place in football or anywhere else,” Chelsea...
  • Paul Johnson, Prolific Historian Prized by Conservatives, Dies at 94

    01/12/2023 2:59:08 PM PST · by Borges · 28 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/12/23 | Richard B. Woodward
    Paul Johnson, the prolific journalist, historian, biographer, speechwriter and novelist whose public conversion in 1977 from Labour Party stalwart to bulldog defender of Margaret Thatcher and conservatism made him a divisive figure in British literary circles, died on Thursday at his home in London. He was 94. His son Daniel announced the death, “after a long illness,” on Twitter. A writer of immense range and output, capable of 6,000 words a day when in harness, Mr. Johnson modeled his career after earlier English men of letters, like Thomas Babington Macaulay and G.K. Chesterton. With an affable prose style and supreme...
  • UK police want to interview man over his Twitter commentary on video of pride flags

    01/13/2023 8:23:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | January 7, 2023
    The free speech issue has gotten dire in the United Kingdom. In this latest example, a man named James Goddard is contacted by police (via postal mail) after they were alerted to one of his tweets regarding pride flags hung along Wembley Way. “These comments are targeting specifically the LGBTQ community and would be considered “grossly offensive” thus being in contravention to Section 127 of the Malicious Communication Act of 2003.” The police commission asks Goddard to set up a voluntary interview “so this matter can be further investigated.” Goddard is given 10 days to reply or else “an evidential...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/11/2023 More Biden Classified Documents Found, Air Traffic Disruption In US, Knife Attack In Paris, Canada Linked To 2014 Ukraine Coup

    01/11/2023 7:01:31 PM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/11/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    A second batch of Joe Biden classified documents found while the questions are being asked about the first batch... Five killed and others wounded in a bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan... Canada delivering armored vehicles to Haiti by military aircraft... Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi... A change in command for the Russian military operation in Ukraine... The "Spaziergang (Walk)" protests against German government COVID, economic and Russia policies continuing this evening... Hundreds protesting outside the Ontario College of Psychologists today... Another day of protests in Peru against the government of President Dina Boluarte... Air traffic...
  • ANDREW NEIL: Harry's excruciating Taliban killing claim hasn't just created a security nightmare – it's a blunder his reputation will never recover from

    01/06/2023 6:42:56 PM PST · by RandFan · 133 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 6 | Andrew Neil
    Among the many incendiary claims in Spare, Prince Harry's upcoming memoir, the boast that he killed 25 Taliban while serving as an Army helicopter pilot in Afghanistan will do him the most long-term damage by far. I doubt he will recover from it. Most of the revelations in his book amount to a further public airing of his family's dirty laundry, an endeavour to which he and wife Meghan have devoted their lives since running off in a huff to California. Jaw-dropping as some of them are, their real import serves merely to confirm what most had already concluded about...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Taliban taunts 'big mouth loser' Prince Harry after he revealed he killed 25 enemies in Afghanistan: Islamists say Duke is 'mad' and 'the "chess pieces" now rule after you fled to your grandmother's palace'

    01/06/2023 7:28:38 AM PST · by RummyChick · 90 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/6/2023 | yAKHTAR MAKOII and CHRIS JEWERS FOR MAILONLINE
    The Taliban have expressed their fury after Prince Harry revealed he killed 25 enemy 'chess pieces' during his deployment in Afghanistan, in his tell-all memoir Spare. Speaking to MailOnline, the infamously brutal militants taunted the Prince, saying they had the last laugh over the West and the 'big mouth loser' Duke of Sussex by recapturing the country in 2021. The Taliban said while their Mujaheddin 'chess pieces' are the ultimate victors of the conflict, Harry had 'fled to his grandmother's palace' and is now struggling to maintain a place in the Royal Family, in response to the claims made in...
  • Harry’s excruciating Taliban killing claim hasn’t just created a security nightmare – it’s a blunder his reputation will never recover from

    01/06/2023 4:40:57 PM PST · by Cronos · 99 replies ^ | 6 January 2023 | Andrew neill
    Among the many incendiary claims in Spare, Prince Harry's upcoming memoir, the boast that he killed 25 Taliban while serving as an Army helicopter pilot in Afghanistan will do him the most long-term damage by far. I doubt he will recover from it. Most of the revelations in his book amount to a further public airing of his family's dirty laundry, an endeavour to which he and wife Meghan have devoted their lives since running off in a huff to California. Jaw-dropping as some of them are, their real import serves merely to confirm what most had already concluded about...
  • Sorry William, No Conquering Now: EU Red Tape Prevents Construction Of A Replica Ship From 1066

    01/05/2023 2:55:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | January 2nd 2023 | Hank Campbell
    In 1066, Duke William of Normandy left France on a fleet of ships to fight his cousin and competitor for the vacant English throne, Harold Godwinson, and at the Battle of Hastings, the matter was settled. Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon claimant, was dead, and a new age for England began.(1) Had the EU existed then, he'd have never had the chance. Given current EU red tape, efforts to make a replica of La Mora, the ship Williams used to become The Conqueror, mean it may still not be ready for the 1,000 year anniversary. Unless Great Britain, having shucked off...
  • Prince Harry Claims William and Kate Middleton Told Him to Wear Nazi Costume

    01/05/2023 12:55:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 154 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 4, 2023 | Sara Nathan VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED January 4, 2023 | 10:55pm
    Prince Harry sensationally puts some of the blame for his Nazi uniform scandal on his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, in his new memoir, sources tell Page Six. The Duke of Sussex will claim the Prince and Princess of Wales “howled with laughter” when they saw him dressed up for the 2005 party. Harry was 20 years old when the Sun newspaper published a front-page photo of him dressed as a Nazi soldier with a red armband emblazoned with a big swastika. The picture was taken at a costume party with a “Native and Colonial” theme, where William...
  • 'All sides made mistakes in handling Brexit' - Varadkar [Ireland PM]

    01/03/2023 12:38:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 3 Jan 2023 15:20
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said mistakes were made on all sides in the handling of Brexit, but vowed to be “flexible and reasonable” when attempting to solve issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol. He conceded that the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol is “too strict” and said he understands unionist concerns that the treaty has made them feel less British. Mr. Varadkar, who became Taoiseach for a second time in December, has become deeply unpopular within some sections of unionism and loyalism who claim he was an instrumental figure in the creation of the contentious protocol. His name and image have...
  • Woman Arrested While Praying Silently Outside Abortion Clinic Charged with ‘Intimidation’ [UK]

    12/30/2022 6:09:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/30/22 | Charlotte Evans
    CNA Newsroom, Dec 30, 2022 / 08:04 am A woman arrested by British police faces charges of “protesting and engaging in an act that is intimidating to service users” for standing still and praying silently outside an abortion facility. Isabel Vaughan-Spruce was arrested in Birmingham, UK, on Dec. 6. Video footage of her arrest was published on social media. The video shows an officer asking Vaughan-Spruce if she was praying, to which she answers: “I might be praying in my head.” Following a further exchange with police, the 45-year-old was arrested and interrogated. Vaughan-Spruce is the director of March for...
  • Annie's Bar atrocity: Victims to be remembered 50 years on in Derry tonight

    12/22/2022 11:09:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Derry Journal ^ | 20th Dec 2022 | Brendan McDaid
    Relatives of those killed in a Loyalist massacre in Derry 50 years ago today will gather tonight to remember their loved ones. Charles Moore, Frank McCarron, Michael McGinley, Barney Kelly and Charlie McCafferty were shot dead as they enjoyed a drink in Annie's in the Top of the Hill area of Derry, just five days before Christmas in December 1972. There will be a special Remembrance Mass at 6pm this evening (Tuesday) at St Columb’s Church on Chapel Road. It was from this same church that some of the victims were laid to rest following Requiem Mass in the days...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 12/22/2022 Newsdump Christmas Week Proposed Dutch Law Allows Political Parties To Be Banned, Iran Rejects Zelensky Claim About Arms Supplies To Russia, Scotland Lowers Age For Sex Change

    12/22/2022 8:03:34 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/22/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    In Arizona the two-day trial in Republican Kari Lake's challenge to the 2020 Election has ended... Tomorrow Republican candidate for Attorney General Abe Hamadeh gets a one-day trial in Mohave County, Arizona over the extremely close election result that favored Democrat Kris Mayes by 511 votes... In the Netherlands a proposed law will give its Supreme Court authority to ban a political party if... Sam Bankman-Fried released on 250 million dollars bail... An official with Germany's foreign intelligence agency arrested. He is suspected of treason for passing secret information to Russia... In the UK a strike by staff of the...
  • Royal Astronomical Society CANCELS NASA's James Webb Space Telescope over claims its namesake discriminated against gay employees - and orders its 4,000 members to stop using the telescope's name in studies

    12/21/2022 6:21:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 December 2022 | XANTHA LEATHAM
    An interstellar row has broken out between the Royal Astronomical Society and Nasa over claims a former boss purged gay staff. The James Webb space telescope – the most powerful observatory ever built – was named in honour of the man who ran the space agency in the 1960s. But the 202-year-old society has ordered its 4,000 members to refrain from using the telescope's full title following claims that Mr Webb was a homophobe who oversaw a purge of gay employees.
  • 'Sweet and bright' Derby girl, 15, dies suddenly after collapsing at school

    12/20/2022 1:40:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Derby Telegraph ^ | 19 DEC 2022 | Adam Toms
    Her mother said: ‘I don’t feel the day or night now - I’m completely lost'The parents of a Derby girl who died suddenly after collapsing at school have paid tribute to their bright, kind and sweet daughter. Laila Dawood, 15, who suffered from allergies and asthma and lived in Normanton, sadly died after collapsing at Derby Moor Academy, Littleover, on Friday, December 9. Her father, Mohammed Dawood, 46, who owns a mobile phone repair shop in Normanton Road, said the shock has left him feeling profoundly empty. Read more: Charismatic Derby vicar who had beer named after him dies aged...