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  • The Real Redcoats: How the British fought the American Revolution—bravely

    04/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alan Pell Crawford
    A few paces west of the public beach in Yorktown, Virginia, is a little cave looking out toward the water. We all know Yorktown from history class. This is where, in October 1781, the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans under General George Washington and the French under the Comte de Rochambeau. It’s not much of a cave, really, but tourists by the thousands stop to peep into it, as they have for more than two centuries. It is known to this day as “Cornwallis’s Cave,” and for most of our history visitors have been told...
  • It's Oliver Cromwell's birthday - here's his speech throwing out the corrupt Parliament

    04/25/2016 5:53:08 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 22 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/25/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my...
  • Americans Flooding Britain to Back Revolution - UK to Adopt US Constitution?

    04/24/2016 4:50:22 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ ^ | 4/24/16 | Lord Eddie01 Mockton Fragment Daily Crumpette (smaller than a crumb)
    There will come an ultimate day against Islam. At which point you must chose sides and settle your mind. Stand with the original Crusaders - England? I say Hell Yes!! Freeper2103
  • Boris Johnson suggests 'part-Kenyan' Obama may have an 'ancestral dislike' of Britain

    04/22/2016 7:24:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/2016 | MATT DATHAN, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • Half of British Muslims want gay sex banned, says poll

    04/11/2016 7:32:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/11/2016 | David Barrett
    Half of British Muslims want gay sex to be made illegal, according to a new poll. The survey for Channel 4 found there was a “chasm” between views among the British Muslim community and mainstream opinion in this country. It found 52 per cent of Muslims said homosexuality should not be legal in Britain. Of more than 1,000 British Muslims polled by ICM, 39 per cent agreed “wives should always obey their husbands”, and 31 per cent said it was acceptable for a man to have more than one wife. The survey also found 23 per cent said they supported...
  • Today in History: Washington Launches Final Assault to End Siege of Boston – March 2, 1776

    03/02/2016 7:43:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    In the early days of the Revolutionary War, the British held a tight grip on the city of Boston. On April 19, 1775, colonial forces attempted to confront the British in Lexington and Concord. Although the British prevailed, this was the beginning of the siege of Boston.General Artemas Ward was given control over the various groups of militia by Brigadier General William Heath on April 20. Ward found it difficult to fully control the different militias but managed to position them in a siege line that ran from Roxbury to Chelsea which blocked in Boston and Charlestown.Ward’s forces were bolstered...
  • British Comedy

    02/25/2016 5:15:42 PM PST · by chasio649 · 274 replies
    me | 2/25/16 | Me
    I have watched many older British comedies..."Are You Being Served", "Good Neighbors", "Red Dwarf" and "Vicar of Dibley"...But is there something great i am missing? Let's talk about it....
  • Geller: The Nation That Gave The World The Magna Carta Is Dead

    01/19/2016 4:02:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    The British Parliament on Monday debated whether or not to ban Donald Trump from the country for the crime of saying that in light of jihad terrorist attacks, there should be a temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration into the U.S.
  • It's Not Just About the Horse (Member), It's About the Gold Mine (Brit International Incident)

    01/13/2016 12:24:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Eurasianet.org ^ | January 5, 2016
    Kyrgyz were variously enraged and bemused after a British expat working at a foreign-owned gold mine jokingly compared a beloved local equine delicacy to a "horses (member)" (sic). But the Facebook jest by Michael McFeat -- a welding superintendent at the Kumtor Gold Company in Kyrgyzstan -- could scarcely have come at a worse time for his Canadian bosses, whose relations with Bishkek are at an all-time low. The mine's owners have recently been locked in a fierce battle with the Kyrgyz government over fresh mining permits and a redivision of profits from an enterprise that generates around 10 percent...
  • BOMB Disposed of by British Army in Popular Shopping Mall

    12/17/2015 2:34:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 12/17/15 | Pamela Geller
    Another test. Another form of terror — “Preston shopping centre bomb alert: Police say device was planted deliberately to endanger life,” British Army News, December 17, 2015 (thanks to Armaros): Preston’s Fishergate Shopping Centre remains closed as bomb disposal experts examine device Police have confirmed a device that went off at a shopping centre in Preston was planted deliberately and was intended to endanger life. Army bomb disposal experts are on the scene after the “suspicious device” went off in bin. It caused no real damage and no injuries.
  • Sharia Court Told Woman To Divorce Husband, Have Sex With Another Man And Wait...

    12/14/2015 5:47:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12/14/15 | Nick Hallett
    A judge in a British Sharia court told a married couple the wife must divorce the husband, have sex with a different man and wait three menstrual cycles before marrying the husband again in order to validate the marriage, it has been claimed.In her report on the growing number of Sharia courts in the UK, Dutch academic Machteld Zee, says judges are enforcing harsh rules on women who want to divorce abusive and neglectful husbands, and accuses them of allowing fundamentalists to enforce their ideology.Breitbart London wrote about her initial findings earlier this month, but now new detail has come...
  • The Spencer Davis Group - Second Album (1966) [Full Album]

    10/28/2015 2:48:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1966 | The Spencer Davis Group
    The Second Album is an album by the British band The Spencer Davis Group, released in 1966. Many of the songs were a slightly experimental blend of beat, folk, jazz and blues, but included Jackie Edwards' "Keep on Running", which gave the group their first U.K. number 1 single, and the R&B standard "Georgia on My Mind". The album spent eighteen weeks on the U.K. album chart, peaking at number 3.
  • The Yardbirds - Roger the Engineer - Full Album

    10/26/2015 2:03:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 15, 1966 | Producer Paul Samwell-Smith, Simon Napier-Bell
    Roger the Engineer is an album by English blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in 1966. It was produced by bassist Paul Samwell-Smith and Simon Napier-Bell. It was the only Yardbirds album with all original material. Release date: July 15, 1966 Artist: The Yardbirds Label: Demon Records Songs Side A 1 Lost Woman 3:16 2 Over, Under, Sideways, Down 2:24 3 The Nazz Are Blue 3:04 4 I Can't Make Your Way 2:26 5 Rack My Mind 3:15 6 Farewell 1:29 7. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago 2:05 Side B 8. Psycho Daisies 3:21 9 Hot House of Omagararshid 2:39...
  • Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing | NOT LIVE !!! | CD version !!! | Original w/ lyrics in description

    10/25/2015 3:42:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 1978 (Original); January 1979 (Reissue) | Writer(s)Mark Knopfler; Producer(s)Dire Straits (Demo) Muff Winwood
    Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing | NOT LIVE !!! | CD version !!! | Original w/ lyrics in description LYRICS: You get a shiver in the dark It's raining in the park but meantime South of the river you stop and you hold everything A band is blowing Dixie double four time You feel alright when you hear that music ring [....]
  • Study: Ultra-Orthodox will make up half UK's Jews by 2031

    10/18/2015 5:47:32 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/16/2015 | JTA
    Haredi Orthodox Jews will soon account for half of the British Jewish population, according to a study of the kingdom’s Jewis
  • British diplomat summoned by Russia over 'missile' reports

    10/12/2015 3:10:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/12/15
    Russia summoned Britain's defence attache in Moscow to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorised to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East, the Foreign Office says. Newspapers said RAF Tornados in Iraq had been fitted with heat-seeking missiles designed for aerial combat. But the Ministry of Defence said there was "absolutely no truth" in this. The Foreign Office said concern about Russian military action in Syria had been reiterated by the attache. Prime Minister David Cameron has previously said Russian military intervention in Syria is helping only to support "the butcher", President Bashar al-Assad. He has also...
  • Actress Emily Blunt Just “Dixie Chicked” Herself With Comments On Citizenship

    09/17/2015 9:43:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | Sep 15, 2015 | Mark Clifton
    On Tuesday’s edition of “Fox and Friends” the News crew showcased actress Emily Blunts comments on her new American citizenship that have gone viral. “I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate, and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’” she recently told the Hollywood Reporter. Needless to say this has virtually every Republican in our country pissed off. “You know what Emily Blunt just did? She just Dixie Chicked herself,” host Steve Doocy said. “She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one...
  • British and American Flags Remain Toxic in Post Nuclear Deal Iran

    09/03/2015 10:10:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/15 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Students members of Iran’s Basij Resistance Force – a volunteer militia operating under the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps – took part in flag burning activities outside the former US embassy in Tehran yesterday. Despite what is being billed as a ‘thawing’ of relations between Israel and the West following the recent nuclear deal, the students set fire to American, British and Israeli flags. About 30 student Basij members trampled and burned the flags at an unveiling ceremony of a plaque on the former embassy’s fence, according to Agence France-Presse. The plaque depicts 100 derogative expressions such as “Great Satan” used...
  • Donald Trump and American Exceptionalism

    08/14/2015 12:28:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Larry Provost
    Part of the Trump Phenomenon is his willingness to speak to something that politicians won’t; that America is the successor to the British Empire. The British Empire was a force for good. The monarch reigned and did not rule. The people ruled, especially as time went on. The Empire got better when it embraced the fact that it had power and that such power could be used for good as a matter of national policy such as in ending the Atlantic slave trade, eliminating social barriers in its colonies and dominions, providing a common language and promoting equality while allowing...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/11/2015 7:43:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    UK Express ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Nick Gutteridge
    Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. By Nick Gutteridge PUBLISHED: 02:29, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking...
  • British charge Muslim man in plot against U.S. military, trying to join ISIS

    07/21/2015 6:33:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    ·FoxNews.com ^ | July 21, 2015
    British Authorities charged two Muslim relatives on Tuesday with terror-related offenses, including plotting an attack against U.S. military personnel in the U.K. The news comes less than a week since the deadly terror attack that killed five service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Tiger Woods Can't Muster Old Magic in First-Round 76 at British Open

    07/16/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    SI ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jeff Ritter
    Not long ago you could bank on the Old Course bringing out the best in Tiger Woods. This was something else entirely. On Thursday at the 144th British Open, Woods added a new chapter to his Season of Misery, a grisly four-over 76 that left him 11 shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson with the afternoon tee times still on the course. It was a shocking result at a revered track he once dominated while winning St. Andrews Opens in 2000 and 2005.
  • Victoria and Albert: How a royal love changed culture.

    07/02/2015 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/17/2015 | Lucinda Hawksley
    Much we take for granted today – from Christmas trees to birthday gifts – comes from the domestic traditions of the royal couple. When Queen Victoria inherited the British throne just a few weeks after her 18th birthday, there was immediate speculation about who she would marry. Few had foreseen that this little-known princess would become their monarch. But when the country found itself with a young queen after so many dissolute Hanoverian kings, it seemed that exciting new era was dawning.
  • Glastonbury comes to Greece: festival-like atmosphere at huge anti-bailout protest

    06/30/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Colin Freeman
    Rally in downtown Athens has live music, speeches - and "solidarity from the people of Carlisle"...Just like an outdoor summer festival, there were huge crowds, live bands, and the occasional whiff of marijuana...Instead, with the music, food stalls and smattering of ageing hippies, the only thing that made it different from last weekend's Glastonbury festival was that the weather was better... However, as with Glastonbury, not everyone paid close attention to the headline acts. Some focused on the side-shows, such as stalls set up by Greece's myriad other radical groups, who think even Syriza represents a sell-out. The Greek Socialist...
  • This Man Owns the Largest Collection of Nazi Artifacts

    06/28/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2015 | Alex Preston
    When he was 5 years old, Kevin Wheatcroft received an unusual birthday present from his parents: a bullet-pocked SS stormtrooper’s helmet, lightning bolts on the ear-flaps. He had requested it especially. The next year, at a car auction in Monte Carlo, he asked his multimillionaire father for a Mercedes: the G4 that Hitler rode into the Sudetenland in 1938. Tom Wheatcroft refused to buy it and his son cried all the way home. When Wheatcroft was 15, he spent birthday money from his grandmother on three WWII Jeeps recovered from the Shetlands, which he restored himself and sold for a...
  • The whitewashing of England’s Catholic history

    06/16/2015 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Ed West
    Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how the Catholic Church’s role has been written out, in particular the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. But the same could also be said about much of English history from 600AD to 1600; from the very first law code written in English, which begins with a clause protecting Church property, to the intellectual flourishing of the 13th century, led by churchmen such as Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar who foresaw air travel. However, the whitewashing of English Catholic history is mainly seen in three areas: political liberty, economic...
  • WAPO: American Police Could Help Themselves By Shooting Less, Talking More

    06/12/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On June 11 The Washington Post intimated that police in America might not face the tensions they currently face if they shot less and talked more. The Post reached this verdict via a comparison between the tactics of “lightly armed” British police and those of heavily armed Americans.
  • British Election: Repercussions for America

    05/14/2015 11:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | John Browne
    The British General Election, on May 7th, was an epic in two respects. First, in spite of polls forecasting a hung parliament, David Cameron's Conservative Party was given unexpectedly large support, winning 331 seats, or 51 % for an overall majority of four, and showing once again the failure of left wing parties to make traction in Europe. Second, Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Nationalists Party (SNP) swept the Labour Party aside in Scotland to achieve an unexpected landslide and rekindle Scottish pressure for independence and, with it, a threat to the continued cohesion of the United Kingdom. Likely there will be...
  • Messina trounces Axelrod in British elections

    05/08/2015 9:31:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Updated 5/8/15 12:15 PM EDT | By Nick Gass and Kevin Robillard
    At 9:21 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday in America, former top Obama aide David Axelrod conceded the UK election. “Congratulations to my friend @Messina2012 on his role in the resounding Conservative victory in Britain,” Axelrod wrote on Twitter. The surprisingly decisive victory for Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tories also delivered a big win to Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, who advised the Conservative Party and triumphed over his fellow Obama aide, Axelrod, who advised the Labour Party.
  • Genetic study reveals 30% of white British DNA has German ancestry

    03/19/2015 8:18:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 18, 2015 | Hannah Devlin
    The Romans, Vikings and Normans may have ruled or invaded the British for hundreds of years, but they left barely a trace on our DNA, the first detailed study of the genetics of British people has revealed. The analysis shows that the Anglo-Saxons were the only conquering force, around 400-500 AD, to substantially alter the country’s genetic makeup, with most white British people now owing almost 30% of their DNA to the ancestors of modern-day Germans.
  • UK ministers issue spaceport shortlist

    03/03/2015 4:36:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 March 2015 Last updated at 06:35 ET | Jonathan Amos, Science Correspondent
    The UK government has issued a shortlist of aerodromes that could host a UK The UK government has issued a shortlist of aerodromes that could host a UK spaceport. The list reduces the number of runways first suggested as candidates when last year's consultation got under way. Still in are Campbeltown, Glasgow Prestwick, and Stornoway in Scotland; Newquay in England and Llanbedr in Wales. RAF Leuchars is confirmed as a potential temporary facility. Ministers are keen to see the spaceport established by 2018. . The list reduces the number of runways first suggested as candidates when last year's consultation got...
  • UK stuns Europe by sending troops to Ukraine

    02/24/2015 6:09:23 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Feb. 25, 2015, 12:49 a.m. | Kyiv Post+, Maxim Tucker
    The United Kingdom stunned officials across Europe with a unilateral announcement that it would send 75 troops to Ukraine within the month to train the country's embattled forces in four skill sets – infantry, intelligence, logistics and medical. “Over the course of the next month we are going to be deploying British service personnel to provide advice and a range of training, from tactical intelligence to logistics to medical care, which is something else they have asked for," UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on “We will also be developing an infantry training programme with Ukraine to improve the durability...
  • Boris Johnson 'intends to renounce US citizenship'

    02/15/2015 1:07:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 February 2015 Last updated at 03:26 ET | BBC
    Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his American citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain". He told the Sunday Times that his citizenship was "an accident of birth that has left me with this thing. I've got to find a way of sorting it out". The Mayor of London, who was born in New York, has in the past been forced to pay US tax because of his American citizenship. He has just completed a six-day tour of cities in the US. Mr Johnson said he would approach US ambassador Matthew Barzun to explore what steps he had to...
  • The Rigging Triangle Exposed: The JPMorgan-British Petroleum-Bank Of England Cartel Full Frontal

    12/31/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/31/14 | tyler durden
    The name Dick Usher is familiar to regular readers: he was the head of spot foreign exchange for JPMorgan, and the bank's alleged chief FX market manipulator, who was promptly fired after it was revealed that JPM was the bank coordinating the biggest FX rigging scheme in history, as initially revealed in "Another JPMorganite Busted For "Bandits' Club" Market Manipulation." Subsequent revelations - which would have been impossible without the tremendous reporting of Bloomberg's Liam Vaughan - showed that JPM was not alone: as recent legal actions confirmed, virtually every single bank was also a keen FX rigging participant. However,...
  • British reporter goes undercover at abortion clinic, exposes biased “counseling”

    11/30/2014 8:37:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | May 23, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From a British reporter who went undercover at an abortion clinic: “My first call was to Marie Stopes, a nationwide network of sexual health clinics that provide private and NHS abortions. They claim to allow women “access to comprehensive, impartial, and nonjudgmental information” and all counselors are members of B ACP. On the phone, the operator repeatedly tried to book me in for a medical assessment, the first step to getting an abortion – despite me stressing that I hadn’t yet made up my mind. I felt bulldozed into starting the termination process and had to insist on having counseling....
  • British say Boston is full of “fake Irish people”

    11/25/2014 10:05:42 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    IrishCentral.com ^ | November 21,2014 | IrishCentral Staff Writers
    The British think Boston is full of “fake Irish people,” according to British staff of Buzzfeed. The website asked its employees in the UK for their stereotypes of every state in the U.S. and created a map of the results.
  • The FRiday Night Move - Sleuth (1972)

    11/14/2014 4:04:16 PM PST · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Mystery lovers will, well, love tonight's film. A vain and eccentric mystery novel writer (Lawrence Olivier) invites his wife's lover (Michael Caine) to participate in a game that will resolve the situation to both of their satisfaction. All is not what it seems, however, in this twist-filled tale that will keep you guessing right up to the last scene. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Barefoot Contessa, etc.) In English, with Greek subtitles.
  • British Parliament Votes to Recognize Palestine

    10/13/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | 10/14/2014, 12:29 AM | Elad Benari
    The British parliament on Monday night officially voted in favor of recognizing the “state of Palestine”. The non-binding resolution was passed by 274 in favor to 12 votes against, to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel” as part of a “contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”, according to AFP. The motion, while non-binding, is heavy with symbolism but is unlikely to change government policy, the report noted. […] British Prime Minister David Cameron said prior to the vote that he would not take part in it. …
  • British 'Ebola victim' in Macedonia did NOT have the disease

    10/11/2014 9:41:37 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 October 2014 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    A British man suspected of being the first UK citizen to die of Ebola did not have the deadly virus, officials have confirmed today. Colin Jaffray, 58, from Royston, Cambridgeshire, was struck down with a fever, vomiting and internal bleeding during a business trip to Macedonia - and died in hospital on Thursday evening. Officials in Skopje say that although the cause of death was not known, it is thought that a drinking binge may have played a part in his death.
  • Riddle of 'Ebola' fatality outside of Africa: British man dies in Macedonia,

    10/09/2014 12:50:40 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sam Webb
    British man dies of suspected Ebola in Macedonia - first UK victim of virus that has killed thousands The unnamed man is the first UK victim of Ebola, if disease is confirmed The epidemic has killed 3,800 and infected at least 8,000 so far Macedonian authorities confirmed the dead man's nationality this evening Health officials have also quarantined his friend, who has symptoms The friend said the two travelled to Skopje directly from Britain This raises the terrifying prospect that they contracted it in the UK Paramedics and staff at Skopje hotel where men stayed also in quarantine A British...
  • The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    TheBlaze TV The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State Sep. 18, 2014 8:45pm Erica Ritz Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of...
  • The 1814 burning of Washington, D.C.

    08/31/2014 12:25:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8-31-14
    Moving from the Capitol, British Navy Rear Admiral George Cockburn, Army Major General Robert Ross, and 150 redcoats marched to the White House. Rocca asked Allman what the Britons' impression of the White House would have been as they walked in the door: "I think that it was a pretty good-sized house, but not a palatial one. No Buckingham Palace. No Versailles. That it was, you know, reasonably well decorated." The biggest surprise? A dinner set for 40. So the British feasted in the White House dining room before burning the mansion down. Here, too, the walls survived. But little...
  • British Embassy holds a party to commemorate anniversary of the burning of the White House

    08/25/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2014 | Tom Mctague, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor
    British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House. The British Embassy in Washington held a ‘White House barbeque’ yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the President’s iconic address. The Embassy even sent a message on Twitter from its official account with a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and surrounded by sparkler fireworks.
  • London Mayor's Stunning Proposal: "Terrorist Until Proven Innocent"

    08/25/2014 11:14:35 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-25-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/25/2014 With all of England on edge because the ISIS executioner of James Foley, known as "Jihadi John" sported a British accent, and who may or may not have been identified as Abdel-Majed Bary, although UK government sources have not yet officially revealed his identity, one person has decided it is time to not waste yet another crisis. The person: London mayor Boris Johnson who as the Guardian reports, has called for the presumption of innocence to be reversed in cases where Britons travel to Iraq or Syria and said he wants the jihadist who beheaded an American...
  • Ebola patients flee armed attack on Liberian isolation ward

    08/17/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Sam Webb for MailOnline
    Armed men attacked an Ebola isolation ward in the Liberian capital Monrovia overnight, prompting 29 patients to flee the facility, witnesses said Sunday. 'They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled,' said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams. Meanwhile, a Nigerian man was today at the centre of an Ebola health scare on the Spanish Costas, which contains an estimated British population of more than 82,000.
  • British police raid pub in search for 'Holy Grail'

    08/07/2014 11:25:42 PM PDT · by goeken · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/7/2014 | William James
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail - a cup from which, according to the Bible, Jesus is said to have drunk at his final meal before crucifixion.
  • Soldiers Secretly Being Fed Halal Meat

    06/15/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Jun 2014 | Claire Carter
    The Ministry of Defence admits it does not label food as halal or kosher in its UK or overseas bases, with only soldiers who request these meals told what they are eatingSoldiers are unwittingly being fed halal meat in military bases , the Ministry of Defence has admitted. The MoD has confirmed that only troops who request specific meals are told the source of the meat they are eating. Food served in MoD canteens in both UK and permanent bases abroad is not routinely labelled to indicate it has been slaughtered using religious methods to ensure it is halal or...
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • Are we all racist now?

    05/29/2014 3:10:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 29, 2014 | Allison Pearson
    With impeccable timing, the children chose Mother’s Day lunch to tell their grandmother she was racist. And what vile abuse had my poor mother bandied about? She had asked her grandson if his choir sang Negro spirituals.
  • Farage hails UKIP triumph as Labour and the Tories are humiliated

    05/25/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Nigel Farage tonight claimed victory in the European elections, becoming the first 'insurgent party' to top a national vote. With results still being declared, Mr Farage broke cover to predict he will humiliate the Westminster parties, pushing Labour and the Tories into second and third. Support for Ukip has surged by more than 12 per cent, outstripping a more modest boost in votes for Labour, while the Lib Dems faced near-wipeout, with some calling for Nick Clegg to resign. Mr Farage said: 'Ukip is going to win this election and yes that will be an earthquake because never before in...