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  • Britain stops Russian ship carrying attack helicopters for Syria

    06/18/2012 4:06:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/18/12 | By Richard Spencer, Adrian Blomfield and David Millward
    A Russian ship believed to be carrying helicopters and missiles for Syria has been effectively stopped in its tracks off the coast of Scotland after its insurance was cancelled at the behest of the British government. The British marine insurer Standard Club said it had withdrawn cover from all the ships owned by Femco, a Russian cargo line, including the MV Alaed. "We were made aware of the allegations that the Alaed was carrying munitions destined for Syria," the company said in a statement. "We have already informed the ship owner that their insurance cover ceased automatically in view of...
  • Teachers helped schoolgirl, 15, have an abortion without her parents' knowledge (Great Britain)

    06/16/2012 8:56:43 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2012 | Sarah Harris
    Teachers helped a 15-year-old pupil to have an abortion that her parents knew nothing about. Her mother and father finally learned about the termination when she told them after it had happened. In line with her wishes: Teachers gave a 15-year-old schoolgirl (not pictured) time off to have an abortion without telling her parents she was undergoing the procedure (file image) Last night family campaigners said the case showed how parents are increasingly being sidelined by the law. It is understood that the girl went to a hospital where it was confirmed she was pregnant. In line with her wishes,...
  • Bank Of England Announces Big New Liquidity Plan

    06/15/2012 11:45:08 AM PDT · by Errant · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 14, 2012, 4:12 PM | Simone Foxman
    The Bank of England announced this afternoon that it would attempt to flood banks with cheap cash in order to stave off tensions in the interbank credit markets, according to Dow Jones. This report followed rumors of coordinated central bank action to bolster liquidity across the world, however the BOE's plan appears to be much more U.K.-centric.
  • 500,000+ signatures opposing gay ‘marriage’ presented to UK prime minister, Home Office

    06/14/2012 12:39:38 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 14. 2012 | John Jalsevac
    A petition by the UK’s Coalition for Marriage opposing the government’s proposal to re-write the definition of marriage, which has been signed by well over half-a-million petitioners, was delivered in a gift-wrapped box to the Home Office and to Downing Street this week. The petition, one of the largest in the history of Parliament, was presented by recently married couple Rhys and Esther Curnow, both 23. The couple were joined by Conservative Party MPs Fiona Bruce and David Burrowes, Labour MP Jim Dobbin, and campaigners from the Coalition for Marriage, Colin Hart and Dr. Sharon James. Dr Sharon James, a...
  • The Falkland Islands Are Going To Have A Referendum Over Their Union With The UK

    06/12/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/12/2012 | Adam Taylor
    The Falkland Islands, the South American islands subject to a bitter territorial dispute between the United Kingdom and Argentina, are to have a referendum over their links to the UK. Here's a full statement from David Cameron, via The Guardian: "I have always said that it is up to the Falkland Islanders themselves to choose whether they want to be British and that the world should listen to their views. Thirty years ago they made clear that they wanted to stay British. That's why British forces bravely liberated the island from Argentine invaders. Now the Argentine Government wants to put...
  • Expert warns of UFO activity during London Olympics

    06/09/2012 11:54:32 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 41 replies
    Press TV ^ | Jun 9, 2012 | staff
    “With the summer of mass events we are all on high alert for terrorism. But we must also cast our eyes further afield and be prepared for even the most seemingly unfathomable,” said Nick Pope, who has worked with the Ministry of Defense for more than two decades. “It has been a widely held belief in Ministry of Defense circles that "aliens" have been able to detect us for decades via TV and radio broadcasts,” he said. Pope said aliens would come in a spirit of warmth, friendship and shared learning, but the government was also prepared for the worst...
  • Britain’s Already Dead, It Just Hasn’t Been Buried Yet

    06/05/2012 9:01:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/05/2012 | Kyle Smith
    Don’t be fooled by the pomp and dazzle of the Queen’s royal Diamond Jubilee flotilla easing past the tourists, celebrity-spotters, and pickpockets on the Thames. Britain is a country rotting from the inside, the first nation on earth that elected to destroy its culture with political correctness.Asks British columnist Rod Liddle, “Who are the people who have made Britain what it is today, the ones who ensured that we became a limp-wristed and decrepit, post-imperial satrapy of incompetence, sanctimony, self-obsession and self-loathing?”Who indeed? (By limp-wristed, Liddle means lacking in conviction, not gay). The short answer is the new aristocracy,...
  • Unstoppable rise of American English: Study shows young Britons copying US writing style

    05/29/2012 5:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/29/2012 | By LAURA CLARK
    The future of written English will owe more to Hollywood films than Dickens or Shakespeare, if the findings of a study into children’s writing are anything to go by. The analysis of 74,000 short stories found that their written work was littered with Americanisms, exclamation marks and references to celebrities. Researchers who looked at the entries to a national competition found they were increasingly using American words such as garbage, trash can, sidewalk, candy, sneakers, soda, cranky and flashlight. The stories, written by pupils aged seven to 13, show how fairy cakes are referred to as cupcakes and a dinner...

    05/13/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT · by Errant · 7 replies
    Cute and amazing video of Ashleigh and Pudsey contestants in Britains Got Talent TV Show.
  • Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer:

    05/12/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-12-12 | Elizabeth Sanderson
    Full Title: Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer: Californian cowboy who became a close adviser to the Queen tells of her remarkable affinity with animals In his Stetson and red neckerchief he could be mistaken for just another American tourist on the streets of Windsor hoping for a glimpse of the Queen. But unlike the other sightseers, Monty Roberts is here at Her Majesty’s personal invitation, having served as a trusted adviser on her beloved horses and corgis for the past 23 years. Monty first arrived at Windsor Castle in 1989, after the Queen heard about the Californian’s ability to tame...
  • Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant

    05/08/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    U.S. and Yemeni officials say the supposed would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaida airliner plot was actually an informant working for the CIA. The revelation, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, shows how the CIA was able to get its hands on a sophisticated underwear bomb well before an attack was set in motion. Officials say the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb. He then turned the device over to authorities. Officials say the informant is safely out of Yemen. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity...
  • Woman mauled by cheetahs in South African game park ( Tame : LOL )

    05/04/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    A woman tourist from Britain in a South African game park was mauled by two cheetahs in a horrific attack. Violet D'Mello was petting the "tame" cats in the petting area of Kragga Kamma Game Park with other tourists when they began attacking an eight-year-old girl. The woman watched in horror as they clawed and bit her leg ... Suddenly, the cheetahs left the girl and began eyeing the little girl's seven-year-old brother who was trying to flee. Just as D'Mello tried to intervene, the two animals turned their attention to her.
  • Ancient Map Gives Clue to Fate of 'Lost Colony' (Britain's Roanoke Island in the Late 16th Century)

    05/05/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04 May 2012 | The Telegraph
    A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalising clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from Britain's Roanoke Island in the late 16th century. Experts from the First Colony Foundation and the British Museum in London discussed their findings Thursday at a scholarly meeting on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their focus: the "Virginia Pars" map of Virginia and North Carolina created by explorer John White in the 1580s and owned by the British Museum since 1866. "We believe that this evidence provides conclusive proof that...
  • Kidnapped British doctor (working for the Red Cross) found beheaded in Pakistan

    04/29/2012 6:45:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been found dumped by the roadside in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta. Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was kidnapped by suspected militants on 5 January on his way home from work. [Snip] Quetta is the capital of south-western Baluchistan, Pakistan's biggest but poorest province, where Baluch separatist militants are fighting a protracted insurgency for more autonomy and control over the area's natural resources. Pro-Taliban militants are also active in the province, which shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran. Dale had worked...
  • Lampreys from Great Lakes Destined for Queen's Pie (Britain's Queen Elizabeth II)

    04/28/2012 3:38:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | April 27, 2012 | AP
    Lampreys from Great Lakes destined for queen's pie DETROIT — A few unwanted, invasive sea lampreys from the Great Lakes have been shipped to England for use in a traditional pie for Queen Elizabeth II. The Detroit Free Press reports ( the City of Gloucester, which has given the pie as a gift to the monarch since the Middle Ages, requested the eel-like creatures from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission because they're a protected species in England. The pie is for June's Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of the queen's ascent to the throne. Commission spokesman Marc Gaden shipped 2...
  • Obama snubs Britain with Falklands neutrality

    04/27/2012 10:41:49 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 6 replies
    LOWELL SUN ^ | 04/27/2012 | Peter Lucas
    While President Barack Obama's latest gaffe at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena was largely overlooked by the national media, fixated as it is on the Secret Service hooker scandal, it was not lost elsewhere -- especially in the United Kingdom and in Argentina. The gaffe, if that is what it was -- and not a premeditated slap at the British -- came during the joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos after the conference. A Colombian television reporter asked Obama why it was that neither the issues of Cuba nor the "Malvinas" were taken up at...
  • Britain Has No Austerity. Blame its Current Recession on Last Year's Tax Hikes

    04/26/2012 6:30:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2012 | Yossi Gestetner
    Robert Reich has written an article headlined "Britain's Austerity Recession." In it he laments his own created fact that the reason for Britain slipping into a recession recently is due to their austerity; better known as Budget Cuts.But his claim is a blatant lie. Here are the numbers:The 2008 U.K. national (excluding local) Budget was Ł426 billion. It rose to Ł496 billion in 2010, and the new and current 2012 budget is Ł527 billion. This is a total increase of 24% within four years.Increasing your budget six percent in each of four years back-to-back is only austerity when placed against Obama...

    04/19/2012 2:11:15 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 50 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | April 19, 2012 | UNK
    Watch this, and weep for Britain.I really believe that similar events around the world are part of a bigger plan, and that it is intended to peak in one great global surge.
  • Exclusive: Briton killed after threat to expose Chinese leader's wife

    04/17/2012 4:12:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader's wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said. It was the first time a specific motive has been revealed for Neil Heywood's murder last November, a death which ended Chinese leader Bo Xilai's hopes of emerging as a top central figure and threw off balance the Communist Party's looming leadership succession.
  • George Washington Named Britain's Greatest Ever Foe

    04/16/2012 1:54:03 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Apr 2012 | Jasper Copping
    The American was voted the winner in a contest run by the National Army Museum to identify the country's most outstanding military opponent.He was one of a shortlist of five leaders who topped a public poll and on Saturday was selected as the ultimate winner by an audience of around 70 guests at a special event at the museum, in Chelsea, west London.In second place was Michael Collins, the Irish leader, ahead of Napoleon Bonaparte, Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. At the event, each contender had their case made by a historian giving a 40 minute presentation.The audience, who...