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  • Banned in the British Library: You can check out Hamas’s websites, but not the Middle East Forum’s

    04/08/2014 6:59:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/08/2014 | Daniel Pipes
    A number of prominent counter-jihadis, such as Geert Wilders, have the distinction of being banned from entry into the United Kingdom — and, now, Her Majesty’s Government, in its wisdom, appears to have banned on some public computers two websites connected to me. It’s not quite the same, admittedly, and I am working to get this ban removed, but I also wear it as a perverse badge of honor given that government’s shameful record vis-ŕ-vis Islamism. Say you’re in the British Library, the national depository library and a government institution, roughly equivalent to the Library of Congress in the...
  • A British Tea Party?

    04/01/2014 3:08:41 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 2 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 31 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on American Thinker. By Enza Ferreri If you had had the dubious privilege of watching the BBC’s political debate programme Question Time on March 6, you would have been afforded a glimpse of what immigration and multiculturalism have become in Britain, their consequences for its native residents and the Establishment’s response to both the crisis and the protests about it. It followed the usual Question Time format, in which members of the public from an always-changing part of the country ask a panel of politicians and other “experts”, such as media people and assorted celebrities, questions of...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury signals end of C of E's resistance to gay marriage [UK]

    03/28/2014 10:39:52 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/27/2014 | Andrew Brown
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled that the Church of England will mount no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers. Gay marriage will be legalised from Saturday with dozens of ceremonies planned around the country for one minute past midnight. This passing of the legislation caused deep rifts within the church. "I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that it's the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being." Justin Welby told the Guardian. His comments mark a shift in tone, if not...
  • The Dead Continent (Vanity Commentary on Europe)

    03/24/2014 1:15:20 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 6 replies
    Conservative Beacon USA ^ | 3/24/2014 | Me
    Today, it has been reported that British state-run hospitals, under the direction of the National Health Service, incinerated dead children lost in abortions and miscarriages in order to heat hospitals. The babies were discarded like so much clinical waste, to be burned. Ladies and gentlemen, this is satanic. This is lower than the practices of most Third World countries. They kill children with abandon in Sudan, where government-funded militiamen use guns and slashing weapons to slaughter non-Arabs in the Darfur region. Yet even in Sudan, they do not incinerate the children as fuel. You see, even radical Muslim fanatics...
  • Britons rate Russia more positively than EU, poll shows

    03/24/2014 7:30:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    London (AFP) - Britons see Russia in a more positive light than the European Union, despite recent tensions with Moscow over Ukraine, according to a poll published on Saturday. Voters in Britain are also equally divided about whether to remain in the 28-member bloc, a subject on which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a referendum in 2017. The results of the online poll of 20,000 people between 7 and 20 January organised by Conservative party peer Lord Michael Aschcroft were published in Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid The Sun on Sunday. The league table of 27 "liked" countries and institutions...
  • Head teachers...bullied, smeared and driven from their jobs for resisting Islamic extremists

    03/20/2014 5:40:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 March 2014 | Sue Reid and Lucy Osborne
    Erica Connor's eyes widen as she reads the four-page letter purportedly outlining a plot by Muslim fundamentalists to take over state education. ... Erica has added her own concerns about the Islamisation of state schools in Britain to those of dozens of teachers, classroom assistants and school staff to whom we have talked following widespread reports of the letter in the media. The document — entitled Operation Trojan Horse — originates in Birmingham and was leaked anonymously to a Sunday newspaper. It purports to outline a strategy of identifying schools in Muslim neighbourhoods, ridding them of non-Muslim heads and parachuting...
  • Call made for slavery reparations from abroad

    03/06/2014 7:29:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The British Virgin Islands Beacon ^ | March 6, 2014 | Bailey Penn
    It is time for the calls for reparations to the descendants of those who were enslaved by colonial powers via the trans-Atlantic slave trade to bear fruit. The European countries and the United States need to compensate for the injustices suffered by slaves and their families. African-Americans and African-Caribbean intellectuals have been agitating for reparations for many years, but the question as to how the compensation would be calculated and in what form is yet to be answered. Since 1999, the African World Reparations and Repatriation Truth Commission called for the West to pay trillions of dollars to Africa. In...
  • Lee Rigby Killers sentenced: One gets 'whole life' other possibility of parole in 45 years.

    02/26/2014 9:53:26 AM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26/02/014 | DAILY MAIL
    Life will NOT mean life: One of Lee Rigby's murderers given prospect of freedom by judge as both are dragged from dock shouting 'Allahu akbar' while fighting guards Rigby's step-father, mother and sisters wear t-shirts asking for 'justice' Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale found guilty in December Adebolajo, 29, gets whole-life jail term and Adebowale, 22, gets 45 years Adebowale could be freed and back on streets by the time he's aged 67 Both restrained during violence in court as Rigby family cowered in horror They ran down Drummer Rigby at 40mph and butchered him in street Rebecca Rigby says...
  • Piers Morgan Admits His Gun Control Rants Contributed to CNN Show's Demise

    02/24/2014 6:53:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 23, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)With CNN president Jeffrey Zucker planning to "pull the plug" on Piers Morgan Live, " Morgan admits his anti-gun rants divided and alienated viewers. According to The New York Times, Zucker has been watching Morgan's show hit new ratings lows and is ready to go a different way with the 9 p.m. slot. Morgan spoke to the coming end by admitting he's "been taking a bath in the ratings." He added: "Look, I'm a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who...
  • A record of controversy: Piers Morgan’s career at CNN

    02/24/2014 3:44:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 24, 2014 | Henry Foy in London
    CNN has axed Piers Morgan from his prime time interview slot after years of terrible ratings and lacklustre reviews, punctuated by flashes of controversy as the spiky former newspaper editor sparred with celebrities and clashed with US culture. Mr Morgan, the British former editor of the Daily Mirror, styled himself as an outspoken and aggressive critic of US gun legislation, engaged in public spats with potential celebrity guests and was an ubiquitous presence on Twitter, sniping at enemies and stirring up debate. Here are some of his more controversial moments: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) â—Ź It is hard to imagine just what Mr...
  • Argentina Prepares to Go to War Against Britain or Argentines

    02/23/2014 9:56:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | February 23, 2014 | Jerry Nelson
    Argentina is preparing for a war either against Britain or Argentines. No one is sure as the country acquires military hardware that includes, jet fighters, anti-aircraft guns and specialized radar. The news came late Saturday night, just a few months before oil drilling begins in the Falkland Islands area. Besieged by runaway inflation, corruption and inefficiency in government as well as being impotent to stop rampant crime, Argentina’s failing President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, seems to be taking a page from history’s playbook. In January she created a new cabinet position, Secretary for the Malvinas, Argentina’s name for the Falklands....
  • Millions Of Patients 'Unable To See GPs' (Great Britain...Obamacare's future?)

    02/23/2014 9:29:36 AM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2014 | Thomas Moore
    More than 34 million patients will fail to get an appointment with their GP this year, according to figures seen by Sky News. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) used official NHS statistics to estimate the number of patients who will be unable to see a GP or practice nurse because surgeries are too busy.
  • Ancient graves hint at cultural shift to Anglo-Saxon Britain

    02/17/2014 1:08:17 PM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies ^ | 2-14-2014 | Alex Peel
    Human remains dug up from an ancient grave in Oxfordshire add to a growing body of evidence that Britain's fifth-century transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon was cultural rather than bloody. The traditional historical narrative is one of brutal conquest, with invaders from the North wiping out and replacing the pre-existing population. But a new study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, hints at a more peaceful process. Dr Andrew Millard, from Durham University, is one of the study's authors. 'The main controversy over the years has centred on how many Anglo-Saxons came across the North Sea,' he says. 'Was...
  • Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors....

    02/15/2014 8:59:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    mail online ^ | Damien Gayle
    FULL TITLE: Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors in illegal mercy killings, claims retired GP British doctors have secretly killed terminally sick children by giving them 'huge' overdoses of painkillers, it was claimed yesterday. Hours after Belgium became the first country in the world to allow the euthanasia of children, a retired GP suggested it was already happening, informally, in Britain. Dr Michael Irwin told an LBC Radio debate: 'It has happened in this country, very quietly. I know of one or two children over the last few years.'
  • Heading Toward the EU Exit? Promising news from both Britain and the Netherlands.

    02/12/2014 8:53:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/12/2014 | Bruce Bawer
    On the European Union front, things are getting more and more promising. For years now, a majority of Brits have favored their country’s withdrawal from the EU, compelling Prime Minister David Cameron to promise a renegotation of the terms of UK membership and a referendum on the question of withdrawal after next year’s general election. In recent days, the Telegraph has noted that the rise in voter support for the UK Independence Party – which favors a quick EU exit – may well become “the political story of 2014”; meanwhile Le Monde described the UKIP as having “the wind in...
  • Meet The Man Who Created The 3D Printed Gun (Scared of those icky guns alert)

    02/10/2014 11:11:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 10, 2014 | Carole Cadwalladr, The Guardian
    Having lunch with the 14th Most Dangerous Person in the World is less scary than you might think. Unless you happen to have a morbid fear of hipster beards, Cody Wilson, a good-looking 26-year-old who blends with the crowd in the east London cafe where I meet him, doesn't immediately strike fear into the heart. He chats away with the waitress, discussing the possibilities before ordering east London's hippest sandwich – the pulled pork burger – and has an easygoing, amiable manner. He is, frankly, about as threatening as a barista. A barista who has happened on a spectacular method...
  • Dartmoor tomb treasure hoard uncovered by archaeologists

    02/09/2014 6:43:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Staff
    Archaeologists from around the UK have been examining a hoard of treasures unearthed in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor. Prehistoric jewellery, animal pelts and beads made of amber were among the finds about two years ago in the burial chamber. The chamber, known as a cist, was found on Whitehorse Hill, near Chagford.
  • Romans' Brutal Crackdown on Celts

    07/10/2005 12:04:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies · 3,990+ views
    EDP24 ^ | 09 July 2005 | BEN KENDALL
    Norfolk acted as a hub of resistance against Roman occupation, new analysis of archaeological finds has revealed. But the empire's military might eventually eclipsed native East Anglians in a brutal crackdown described as a "lost holocaust". A sprawling Celtic 'proto-city', as significant to its Iceni occupants as modern-day London, sprawled across eight square miles of West Norfolk, almost certainly providing a regular home to Boudicca. David Thorpe, from the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (Sharp), is excavations director for the site - the exact location of which is not being disclosed. Speaking yesterday, he explained the team have discovered...
  • Ancient Britons: Iron Age riches in Cornwall

    03/04/2011 4:01:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | Thursday, February 24, 2011 | unattributed
    The South West has more ancient monuments than anywhere else in the country providing a rich history of how people used to live... BBC Spotlight's David George, helped by archaeologists, and enthusiasts, has been looking at bronze age sites in Cornwall... The film above covers The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor the highest part of Cornwall, Traboe Barrow -- a bronze age burial site on Goonhilly downs, and Rough Tor aerial photographs which clearly show a village of bronze age roundhouses... One of the most visible parts of Iron Age Britain can be seen at Castle-an-Dinas near the new A30 road......
  • Iron age chariot found on A1 motorway site

    12/04/2003 2:55:09 AM PST · by Pedantic_Lady · 25 replies · 230+ views
    Yorkshire Evening Press ^ | 04-December-2003 | Pedantic_Lady
    AN IRON AGE burial site, complete with a chariot, has been discovered during excavations for the route of the new A1 motorway. The burial site, which was described as "rare and nationally significant", is in a field alongside a stretch of the A1, near South Milford, which is being transformed into a six-lane motorway. It is thought to date back to between 370 and 520 BC. Archaeologists say it is especially important because the chariot appears to have been placed in the burial pit intact. Most other British examples were dismantled prior to burial. The chariot remains include two wheels,...
  • Ten-Year Clean For Iron Age Boat

    02/09/2007 10:54:17 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1,097+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-9-2007
    Ten-year clean for iron age boat The log boat has been dried after a decade soaked in sugar A 2,000-year-old log boat discovered buried in mud is to be put on display after a 10-year restoration project. The Iron Age vessel was found in 1964 during dredging work in Poole Harbour and members of York Archaeological Trust restored the water-logged timber. The log boat, which is thought to have been used for continental trade, is estimated to have weighed 14 tonnes. A glass case has been designed to house the ancient timber, which is due to be displayed in Poole...
  • Anglo-Saxon remains found during Rushton excavation work

    02/08/2014 1:18:31 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 January 2014 | unattributed
    The remains of four Anglo-Saxon adults have been found in shallow graves during excavation work at a river in Northamptonshire. The graves, 12in (30cm) below ground level, were found during the work to create a new backwater at the River Ise at Rushton near Kettering. A 6th Century bowl was also found in the graves... "The 6th Century date... suggests we're looking at settlers - people who have come here to establish a small farmstead on very good agricultural land," he said. "They would have been subsisting at a small agricultural level." Mr Brown said there were no plans for...
  • New excavations take place at Ilkley's Roman fort

    02/08/2014 12:26:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Bradford Telegraph and Argus ^ | Wednesday 22nd January 2014 | unattributed
    An archaeological dig aims to uncover new information about Ilkley’s ancient Roman fort and the lives of the soldiers who once lived there. Archaeologists are digging trial trenches on Castle Hill - close to the Manor House Museum and All Saints Parish Church. The site was opened up for members of the public to visit today and find out more about the explorations unde way. The investigation has been instructed by property developer, Burley Developments, in consultation with English Heritage and West Yorkshire Archaeological Advisory Service. Burley Developments is hoping to develop the plot, which is on the site of...
  • Experts Reveal 'Ancient Massacre' (UK - 3590BC)

    03/12/2007 11:15:11 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 1,199+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-12-2007
    Experts reveal 'ancient massacre' The Neolithic bones were discovered at Wayland's Smithy Bones found at a prehistoric burial site indicate they belonged to victims of an ancient massacre, say scientists. Remains of 14 people were discovered at Wayland's Smithy, near Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, in the 1960s. Latest techniques date the bones at between 3590 BC and 3560 BC, and have led experts to believe the people may have died in a Neolithic Age massacre. English Heritage carried out the work with the help of Cardiff University and the University of Central Lancashire. Flint arrowhead Michael Wysocki of the University...
  • Divers Suprised By Iron Age Port (UK)

    09/17/2002 9:22:11 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 479+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-17-2002 | Marv Kennedy
    Divers surprised by iron age port Maev Kennedy, arts and heritage correspondent Tuesday September 17, 2002 The Guardian Archaeologists diving deep beneath the ferries and yachts criss-crossing Poole harbour have found startling evidence of the oldest working harbour in Britain, built centuries before the Roman invasion. Timber pilings excavated from a deep layer of silt on the sea bed have been radio-carbon dated at 250BC, the oldest substantial port structures by several centuries anywhere on the British coast. They suggest an iron age trading complex, with massive stone and timber jetties reaching out into the deep water channel, providing berths...
  • Earliest Evidence of Dairy Farming Found

    01/28/2003 3:08:12 PM PST · by Junior · 17 replies · 291+ views
    AP - Science ^ | 2003-01-27
    WASHINGTON - Dairy farming became widespread in Britain as early as the new stone age — around 4,000 B.C. — a team of researchers at England's University of Bristol reports.Mark Copley, an archaeological chemist, said evidence of milk fats was found on broken pieces of pottery at several ancient sites in southern England.Using new methods of analysis, scientists have learned to differentiate between ancient residue from milk fat and other fats and oils in recent years, Copley and his team report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.Their findings provide evidence of "the earliest farming communities in Britain, though...
  • Tools Unlock Secrets Of Early Man

    12/14/2005 2:26:31 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,120+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-14-2005 | Mark Kinver
    Tools unlock secrets of early man By Mark Kinver Science reporter, BBC News website Researchers are confident the tools are 700,000 years old New research shows that early humans were living in Britain around 700,000 years ago, much earlier than scientists had previously thought. Using new dating techniques, scientists found that flint tools unearthed in Pakefield, Suffolk, were 200,000 years older than the previous oldest find. Humans were known to have lived in southern Europe 780,000 years ago but it was unclear when they moved north. The findings have been published in the scientific journal Nature. A team of scientists...
  • Oldest rock art in Britain: 12,800 years

    04/24/2005 1:40:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,018+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22/04/2005 | Roger Highfield, Science Editor
    Hard evidence that the engravings of women and extinct creatures at Creswell Crags are more than 12,800 years old is published today, making them Britain's oldest rock art. Creswell Crags, on the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border, is riddled with caves which contain preserved evidence of human activity during the last Ice Age. Recently, engravings were found on the walls and ceiling depicting animals such as the European Bison, now extinct in Britain, female dancers or birds - depending on the view of the archaeologist - and intimate female body parts. Dating rock art is difficult, especially if there are no charcoal-based black...
  • Lost World Warning From (Under) North Sea

    04/23/2007 2:29:02 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 2,077+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-23-2007 | Sean Coughlan
    Lost world warning from North Sea By Sean Coughlan BBC News education How a homestead might have looked in the flooded area Archaeologists are uncovering a huge prehistoric "lost country" hidden below the North Sea. This lost landscape, where hunter gatherer communities once lived, was swallowed by rising water levels at the end of the last ice age. University of Birmingham researchers are heralding "stunning" findings as they map the "best-preserved prehistoric landscape in Europe". This large plain had disappeared below the water more than 8,000 years ago. Scientists at the University of Birmingham have been using oil exploration technology...
  • (English) Channel's Key Role In Pre-History

    09/16/2006 4:31:38 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 701+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-16-2006 | Paul Ricon
    Channel's key role in pre-history By Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News, Gibraltar The remains we find today tell a story of Britain's ancient past A study of prehistoric animals has revealed the crucial role of the English Channel in shaping the course of Britain's natural history. The Channel acted as a filter, letting some animals in from mainland Europe, but not others. Even at times of low sea level, when Britain was not an island, the Channel posed a major barrier to colonisation. This was because a massive river system flowed along its bed, UK researchers told a palaeo-conference...

    12/21/2007 7:39:54 AM PST · by finnsheep · 36 replies · 238+ views | winter 07 issue | Judith MacKenzie McCuin
    Gutefar - The Bronze Age Sheep of Gotland This article claims sheep of the British Isles descended from sheep from Gotland, an Island in the Baltic "...arriving in Britain between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago, doubtless traveling along with the same Viking raiders that brought sheep originally to Gotland." She also claims Vikings are the ANCESTORS of the Visigoths. Only problems is that the Visigoths preceded the Vikings by about 400 years. The Visigoths sacked Rome in 451 AD and the first recorded Viking raid on the British Isles happened around 800 AD with the raid on the monastery at...
  • Prehistoric Britons' Taste For Milk

    01/27/2003 4:06:39 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 245+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-27-2003
    Monday, 27 January, 2003, 22:36 GMTPrehistoric Britons' taste for milk The oldest direct evidence for the existence of dairy farming has been discovered in the UK. It is based on a chemical analysis of milk fat deposits left on pottery fragments found to be 6,500 years old. It is clear that by the time farming reached Britain, milk was already an important commodity Although the practice of milking animals for food was undoubtedly developed elsewhere and then introduced into Britain, this is the earliest time for which researchers have been able to show definitively that it was going on. According...
  • Government Health Care: A British doctor is bullied for protecting patients.

    02/06/2014 7:07:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2014 | Alec Torres
    Great Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is threatening to shut down the practice of a general practitioner because he isn’t readily volunteering his patients’ private medical records to a new government data collection program. Dr. Gordon Gancz decided to opt all of his patients out of the “caredata” medical-information scheme due to privacy concerns and worries about the security of his patients’ personal information. With the new data-collection system, the government hopes to create an accurate appraisal of the quality of health and social care across England, targeting areas that are underperforming. The NHS promises to delink any identifying information...
  • New surveillance system for Royal Navy aircraft carriers

    02/04/2014 12:09:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Ministry of Defence, UK ^ | 3 February 2014
    Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers will get helicopter-borne early warning systems 18 months earlier than planned, saving Ł22 million. Following renegotiation of the aircraft carrier contract to deliver savings to the taxpayer, the Defence Secretary has accelerated the Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control programme to ensure it is operational by 2019. Using high-power radar to provide long-range air, maritime and land tracking capabilities, Crowsnest will be an integral part of future carrier operations. It will be fitted to the Royal Navy’s fleet of upgraded Merlin Mk2 helicopters, including those to be embarked on the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. The decision...
  • ‘My thoughts were misread,’ says Halla Diyab [anti-refugees from Syria]

    02/03/2014 11:37:19 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Al-Aarabia ^ | Al-Arabia News | Eman El-Shenawi
    A British-Syrian TV pundit is threatening to sue social media users who slander her or threaten her life after her recent controversial views regarding not allowing Syrian refugees to come to Britain were aired on a BBC program. Halla Diyab, a writer and producer based in London, told BBC One’s This Week news program that Syrian refugees would be better off seeking asylum in neighboring Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt - rather than coming to England where they will face a cultural barrier such as not being able to speak English. Syrian refugees shouldn’t be...
  • Not Enough Hate Crimes? Make Them Up

    01/30/2014 8:44:47 AM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 January 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see a video of Senator Ted Cruz on the abuse of power from Obama by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. What's going on in the - we believed free - world? If you look around you, you see more and more people forbidden to enter a country, put in jail or out of business just for expressing their opinion. I agree that nobody should publicly insult individuals or groups with no good reason, but there's a fine line between exposing a wrong-doing and offending the wrong-doer. In Britain, the new counterjihad party Liberty GB's Radio...
  • 'Ghost Ship' Lyubov Orlova - Abandoned Cruise Ship Filled w/ Cannibal Rats Headed for British Shore

    01/23/2014 7:11:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 66 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 23, 2014, | Stephen Rex Brown
    Abandoned cruise ship filled with cannibal rats headed for British shore The Lyubov Orlova has been detected off the coast of Scotland. Its only passengers are demented, disease-ridden rats feeding off each other. An abandoned cruise liner teeming with inbred cannibal rats is adrift in the Atlantic Ocean and possibly about to run aground on Britain’s coastline, according to a new report. The Lyubov Orlova has been drifting east from Canadian waters since last year. Newly detected beacons off the dilapidated vessel’s rescue boats indicate it is was recently off the west coast of Scotland, raising concerns it could run...
  • Britain: ‘Pedophile Network at the Heart of Government’

    01/20/2014 6:42:45 AM PST · by Renfield · 47 replies
    Alternews (UK) ^ | 1-16-2014
    A former female MP was involved in a paedophile network at the heart of government, police have been told. She is alleged to have forced a boy in care to perform a “vile” sex act at one of a series of drug-fuelled parties in Westminster in the Eighties where boys and girls as young as 13 were allegedly abused. Last night her alleged victim told the Sunday Express: “I want justice.” Andrew Ash, now 45, said he has given Scotland Yard the name of the former MP. We cannot name her for legal reasons. Mr Ash claims he was frequently...
  • Queen hands over the reigns to Prince Charles - historic step closer to a new king

    01/19/2014 10:33:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | January 20, 2014 | Andy Lines
    It is being dubbed the “gentle succession” – as the Queen gradually begins to relinquish some of her traditional duties as monarch. As she approaches her 88th birthday in April after almost 62 years on the throne, she has agreed to hand over part of her workload in a historic “job-share” arrangement with Prince Charles. In a royal first, he will be taking on more head of state-style responsibilities as the Palace starts to make tentative plans for his eventual succession. Courtiers yesterday described the softly-softly move as “wise” – and “just plain common sense”. The first sign of the...
  • Welfare spending: how Britain outstrips Europe

    01/19/2014 2:30:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Joel Gunter and Dan Palmer
    Welfare spending in Britain has increased faster than almost any other country in Europe since 2000, new figures show. The cost of unemployment benefits, housing support and pensions as share of the economy has increased by more than a quarter over the past thirteen years – growing at a faster rate than in most of the developed world. Spending has gone up from 18.6 per cent of GDP to 23.7 per cent of GDP – an increase of 27 per cent, according to figures from the OECD, the club of most developed nations. By contrast, the average increase in welfare...
  • Military cuts mean 'no US partnership', Robert Gates warns Britain

    01/19/2014 2:30:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | 16 January 2014 | bbc
    UK armed forces cuts will limit the country's ability to be a major player on the world stage, ex-US defence secretary Robert Gates has warned. The UK plans to cut 30,000 armed forces personnel by 2020, leaving 147,000. ...On the UK's military cuts, Mr Gates told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "With the fairly substantial reductions in defence spending in Great Britain, what we're finding is that it won't have full spectrum capabilities and the ability to be a full partner as they have been in the past." The spectrum refers to the ability of a country's military to fight...
  • Britain's oldest chapel to be excavated [St Piran's Oratory in Cornwall]

    01/18/2014 11:38:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 17, 2014 | reporter
    Archaeologists are set to excavate the buried remains of a sixth century chapel - which could be Britain's oldest place of Christian worship. St Piran's Oratory near Perranporth, Cornwall, has been encased in a concrete bunker for decades to protect it from the elements. But experts have finally been granted permission to remove the casing so they can begin excavating and preserving the medieval site. Engulfed by sand in the Middle Ages, the remains of the oratory were first discovered in the late 18th Century. There were two major digs in 1835 and 1843 that uncovered a number of skeletons...
  • One million-year-old settlement uncovered in Britain

    01/16/2014 8:11:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | January 13, 2014 | April Holloway
    Archaeologists believe they have found the birthplace of British civilisation, and it is underneath a Ł15-a-night caravan park in Norfolk, England. Discoveries at the site include one million-year-old artefacts and fossilised animal remains, which are the oldest ever found in the UK. Scientists now believe that it was the first, or one of the first settlement sites of early humans in Britain. Although researchers are yet to uncover any human remains from our predecessors, it is believed the site currently lying beneath Manor Caravan Park in Happisburgh, Norfolk, was a settlement created by early human relatives, such as Homo erectus....
  • Living and Breathing: The British Constitution

    01/18/2014 7:09:51 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    Does being unwritten make the British Constitution a living and breathing document?Most conservatives resist the notion that the Constitution is a living and breathing document. But perhaps the notion is worth a second look if you just ask the following question: Which constitution? Once you decide to start comparing constitutions you might be surprised at your findings. There are living Constitutions out there, they just don't apply to the United States of America. This article is built around three goals. First, to highlight a small piece of the history of Progressivism and how it relates to what’s written. Second, to...
  • Stand up for true English!

    01/14/2014 9:28:06 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 14 replies
    01-14-2014 | WesternCulture
    What was so great about Chaucer? Some people seem to think he more or less invented the English language. Well, did he? By no means. Discussing authors, should anyone ever compare Chaucer to the likes of Hamlet, Petrarch or Dante? Never. Geoffrey's major source of influence, Giovanni Boccaccio, was a pretty good writer of short stories, but on the other hand, Western literature really could've done without him. In style as well as content, Chaucer was an unaccomplished Boccaccio impersonator. There are plenty of good reasons to admire Britain, but contrary to what is regarded as an axiomatic truth in...
  • UK to Keep New Medicines from the Elderly?

    01/11/2014 2:37:12 PM PST · by kathsua · 23 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    The UK may soon tighten its health care rationing to prevent new medicines from getting to the elderly. From the Telegraph story: “New drugs would only be licensed for the NHS [National Health Service] if they help those judged to be a benefit to wider society under proposals from the health watchdog. Pharmaceutical firms on Thursday night warned that the move could lead to new medicines being denied to the elderly. “A senior professor also said that the plans could threaten the well-being of older people and were ‘deeply suspect’, while charities questioned the ethics of the policy. The National...
  • [UK Govt. Minister] Maude criticises 'old style' US IT (Obamacare specifically)

    01/09/2014 5:56:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    MSN UK ^ | January 9, 2014
    <p>A government minister has risked irritating the US administration by criticising its "old style" approach to IT.</p> <p>Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude suggested US president Barack Obama should have learned from Britain when putting together the troubled Obamacare health insurance website.</p>
  • Holyfield sparks anger with 'homophobic' comments on Celebrity Big Brother

    01/06/2014 6:26:40 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/05/2014 | Martin Domin
    Evander Holyfield sparked a Twitter storm on Sunday night when he classed homosexuality as a disability and claimed it could be 'fixed'. The former four-time heavyweight champion of the world made the comments during his stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house. He was later warned for his outburst, to which he replied he was merely stating his opinion. Holyfield was being quizzed by The Apprentice runner-up Luisa Zissman about whether any boxers had come out as gay. 'While Big Brother understands these are the views you hold, they aren’t the views that are held by a large section of...
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2013

    01/04/2014 8:36:22 AM PST · by grimalkin · 25 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 30, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    In May, new census data published by the British government showed that Islam is set to become the dominant religion in Britain within the next generation. On being informed that the girl did not want to get married, Mohammed Shahid Akhtar, Imam of Birmingham's Central Jamia Masjid Ghamkol Sharif Mosque, said, "She's 14. By Sharia, grace of Allah, she's legal to get married." The Muslim population of Britain topped 3.3 million by the end of 2013 to become around 5.2% of the overall population of 63 million, according to figures extrapolated from a recent study on the growth of the...
  • PROFESSOR: Here's Why Britain's Military Could Beat China

    01/03/2014 10:25:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2014 | Gus Lubin
    China's armed forces makes a lot of headlines these days, with 2.3 million active military personnel and the world's second largest defense budget. Some people, like the bloggers at Global Firepower, take this to mean that China has the world's third most powerful military, behind the U.S. and Russia and followed by India and Britain. But this thankfully abstract debate is far from settled, and one top authority says that China's military is still inferior to little Britain with its 224,500 active military personnel.Professor Malcolm Chalmers, director of UK Defence Policy Studies at the renowned Royal United Services Institute, says Britain would...