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  • Diet of the Ancient Mariner

    03/20/2018 3:15:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Hakai Magazine ^ | March 14th, 2018 | Jeremy Hsu
    In 1619, a hurricane sank the English merchant ship Warwick in Bermuda's Castle Harbor. The struggling settlers of Jamestown, Virginia, were desperately awaiting the shipload of fresh supplies, and keenly felt the loss. Almost 400 years later, artifacts from the wreck are helping archaeologist Grace Tsai uncover if unrefrigerated food and drink remained edible and nutritious during long sea voyages. Since 2012, Tsai, a doctoral candidate in nautical archaeology at Texas A&M University, has been studying archaeological records of provisions from three different shipwrecks from the 16th and 17th centuries and analyzing shipboard diets based on modern nutritional guidelines. Now,...
  • Someone Give Bermuda A Gold Medal For Wearing Bermuda Shorts To The Opening Ceremony

    02/09/2018 7:22:53 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    For the 3rd straight Winter Games, cross-country skier Tucker Murphy is Bermuda's only athlete. No matter the season, Bermuda athletes usually wear their trademark shorts during Opening Ceremonies.
  • Bermuda Revokes Same-Sex-Marriage Rights, In A World First

    02/08/2018 10:53:18 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | Feb. 8,2013 | Camila Domonoske
    Less than a year after legalizing same-sex marriage, Bermuda is reversing course, implementing a law that says same-sex couples can enter domestic partnerships but not marry. The British territory is believed to be the first jurisdiction in the world to reverse course on same-sex marriage after permitting it
  • Bermuda Becomes First Country to Repeal Gay Marriage

    02/08/2018 5:52:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 8, 2018 | Alexander Slavsky
    After Bermuda's House of Assembly and Senate voted to reverse so-called same-sex marriage in December, the governor signed it into the law on Wednesday, making Bermuda the first country in the world to roll back gay marriage. Bermuda's governor, John Rankin, signed the measure into law after last year's Bermuda Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. Walton Brown, minister of home affairs, said the legislation reflects the resistance to same-sex marriage from the socially conservative island, while complying with European court rulings that recognize and protect same-sex partners in the territory.  "The act is intended to strike a fair balance between two...
  • Bermuda first country to repeal gay marriage

    02/08/2018 12:31:47 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th February 2018 | BBC News
    On Wednesday the British overseas territory became the first country in the world to pass, and then revoke, the law, replacing gay marriage with domestic partnerships. The decision also means cruise ships registered in Bermuda are likely to be banned from hosting same-sex weddings. Theresa May said the UK's dealings with Bermuda should be based on "respect". But critics say the law reversal will make the UK an international "laughing stock". The Atlantic island, which is home to 60,000 people, legalised marriage between homosexual couples in May 2017, following a Supreme Court ruling. But the new Domestic Partnership Act, approved...
  • Bermuda becomes world's first country to repeal same-sex marriage legislation

    02/08/2018 3:50:22 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    The [UK] Telegraph ^ | 02/08/2018 | Reuters News Agency
    Bermuda's governor has approved a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry in the British overseas territory, despite a Supreme Court ruling authorising same-sex marriage last year. The decision by Governor John Rankin in the wealthy Atlantic island of 60,000 people represents a rare reversal of a trend among Western countries of legalizing same-sex marriage.
  • Bermuda Is Going to Re-Ban Same-Sex Marriage Ashitha

    12/13/2017 10:47:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 11 Dec 2017 | Ashitha Nagesh
    While most of the world moves forward, Bermuda just took a big step back. The country’s MPs have voted to re-ban same-sex marriage, just six months after it was legalised. Under the proposed new bill, same-sex couples won’t be able to marry, but will instead enter into a ‘domestic partnership’. Speaking in favour of the bill, backbencher Lawrence Scott told the Bermuda Assembly: ‘As it stands now, they [LGBT couples] can have the name “marriage” but without the benefits. ‘But after this bill passes, they have the benefits and just not the name marriage. The benfits are what they really...
  • George Soros' offshore finances revealed in Panama Papers

    11/04/2016 3:06:48 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 11 replies
    Aol.news ^ | 5-17-16 | Unstated
    George Soros is a resident of New York state and a wealthy political donor. But the Panama Papers show his money resides elsewhere. Soros Holdings Limited was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. Soros Capital in Bermuda. And Soros Finance Inc. was set up in Panama. It's there that the law firm Mossack Fonseca helped the rich and powerful avoid taxes and hide their wealth. http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/17/george-soros-panama-papers-hillary-clinton/21379016/
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 5:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal "outsourcer in chief" for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad -- to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs. In the case of the cobalt mining that is necessary for the production of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, thousands of...
  • Hanson: Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 10:08:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer in chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad — to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs. In the case of the cobalt mining that is necessary for the production of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, thousands of...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • SPLC labels law firm representing Kim Davis a ‘hate group’

    10/08/2015 5:58:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, October 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has labeled Liberty Counsel, the law firm representing and supporting Christian Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who famously went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a "hate group." Pointing to evidence that Liberty Counsel supports Christian beliefs on homosexuality, SPLC placed the group on a list of "hate groups" alongside other organizations such the Ku Klux Klan, the ultra-violent New Black Panther Party, and neo-Nazi white supremacist groups. On a page explaining the "hate" designation, the SPLC include quotes by Liberty Counsel founder...
  • Apple Will Analyze iPhone of Teen Missing at Sea (Video at source)

    05/01/2016 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 29, 2016, 5:18 PM ET | By EMILY SHAPIRO
    Apple will analyze the recovered iPhone that may hold the key to what happened last summer when two Florida teens disappeared on a boating trip, according to an agreement reached by the teens' parents in court today. The recovered iPhone belonged to 14-year-old Austin Stephanos, who went missing while on a boat trip with Perry Cohen, also 14, in July. The Coast Guard led an eight-day search in the Atlantic, covering 50,000 nautical miles. The boys' bodies were never found. But Austin's iPhone was on board when the boys' boat was recovered last month about 100 miles off the coast...
  • Climate Change a Threat to Credit Rating

    01/04/2016 12:29:22 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    Royal Gazette (Bermuda) ^ | January 4, 2015 13:00 GMT | Scott Neil
    Climate change could put Bermuda at risk of greater economic damage and dent its sovereign credit rating more than many countries and islands. That is the finding of a speculative report by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. Using direct damage data from Swiss Re, the agency estimated the possible adverse effect of climate change on 38 countries. It based its measurements on the expectation of a once-in-250-year natural catastrophe event striking, and the impact being exacerbated a further 20 per cent to represent the magnified additional damage expected to be inflicted due to climate change. Projected out 35 years to...
  • Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study

    10/07/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 October 2015
    The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, by two left-leaning non-profit groups, found that nearly three-quarters of the firms on the Fortune 500 list of biggest American companies by gross revenue operate tax haven subsidiaries in countries like Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The conglomerate General Electric has booked $119 billion offshore in 18 tax havens, software firm Microsoft is holding $108.3 billion...
  • Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study

    10/06/2015 9:18:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 6, 2015 6:37pm EDT
    The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, by two left-leaning non-profit groups, found that nearly three-quarters of the firms on the Fortune 500 list of biggest American companies by gross revenue operate tax haven subsidiaries in countries like Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund used the companies' own financial filings with...
  • Cruise ship originating out of Boston runs aground in Bermuda (Norwegian Dawn)

    05/19/2015 3:17:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    WCVB ^ | 5-19-2015 | WCVB
    A cruise ship that originated in Boston has run aground in Bermuda, according to the United States Coast Guard. Coast Guard officials said the Norwegian Dawn ran aground after leaving Bermuda on Tuesday evening. There are 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members on board. Coast Guard officials said the situation is being assessed and the ship was stable.
  • Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company

    01/27/2015 7:59:35 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons. A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president...
  • Paris wants to remove Bermuda and Jersey from tax haven list

    01/06/2014 9:47:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06 January 2014 | Aline Robert
    France has decided to remove Jersey and Bermuda from its tax haven blacklist as they have been cooperative in sharing fiscal information. EurActiv France reports. According to a letter from the French finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, and the budget minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, to the rapporteur of the finance committee of the French parliament, Christian Eckert, the two island states gave positive responses to the requests for fiscal cooperation that France had demanded after they were added to the blacklist last August. The blacklist consists of non EU member countries that do not have an administrative assistance convention with France, which...
  • Bloomberg a no-show at derailment tragedy

    12/01/2013 1:53:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/1/13 | Beth DeFalco and David K. Li
    Where’s Bloomy? While Gov. Cuomo, NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly and FDNY commissioner Sal Cassano rushed to the deadly Metro-North crash in the Bronx, lame duck Mayor Bloomberg was nowhere to be found. It took five hours for Bloomberg’s office to tweet: “Thoughts and prayers with those impacted by today’s train derailment. If you are looking for a loved one who was onboard, call 311.” It’s not known where Bloomberg was on Sunday morning, and City Hall staffers declined to reveal their boss’ whereabouts.