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  • British LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell detained by Russian police

    06/14/2018 7:36:26 AM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    British LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell has been detained by Russian police in Moscow ahead of the opening ceremony of the World Cup. Mr Tatchell was detained for what Russian police described as an illegal protest. He had attempted to hold a solitary demonstration near the Red Square to draw attention to human rights abuses against gay men in Chechnya.A Reuters reporter saw a Russian policeman inform Mr Tatchell that it was illegal to hold such protests during the tournament. Mr Tatchell was holding a sign which said: "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people." The policeman told...
  • 'Selfie death' as British woman plummets 30 metres from picturesque sea wall

    06/13/2018 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/13/2018
    A British woman plunged to her death, along with her partner, while taking a selfie on a picturesque wall in Portugal, according to local authorities. Perth man Michael Kearns, 33, Louise Benson, 37, his British partner, fell 30 metres off a beach wall and were found by shocked locals early on Tuesday morning. Rui Pereira da Terra, the captain of the maritime authority in Cascais, said the two victims appeared to have lost their balance while taking a photograph overlooking Fishermen’s Beach. “Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie,” he...
  • What Will Happen at the Next British Coronation?

    05/31/2018 5:48:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Charles Moore
    In 1953, even the famous Left-wing sociologist, Michael Young, wrote that the coronation represented “an act of national communion… a series of ritual affirmations of the moral values necessary to a well-governed and good society”. Whenever the next one happens, those words need to hold good once again. The greatest danger in the gap period will be from those who understand that the coronation service represents something much older than democracy and much deeper than secular, international “human rights”, and resent this fact. They will assail its undiluted Christianity, its mystical notion of kingship, its putting of whole nations under...
  • The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British

    05/28/2018 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | March 8, 2017 | Erick Trickey
    Two months after Ben Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence, a surprise visitor walked into his Philadelphia shop. The young man’s curly brown hair cascaded down toward his shoulders, and his English was so broken he switched to French. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a 30-year-old Pole just off the boat from Europe via the Caribbean, introduced himself and offered to enlist as an officer in the new American nation’s army. Franklin, curious, quizzed Kosciuszko about his education: a military academy in Warsaw, studies in Paris in civil engineering, including fort building. Franklin asked him for letters of recommendation. Kosciuszko had none....
  • British woman Anna Campbell who joined all-female fighting unit killed in Syria

    03/19/2018 9:20:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 105 replies
    A British woman fighting with a Kurdish armed unit has died in Syria, her father has said. Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes, East Sussex, died on March 15 in Afrin while with the Kurdish Women's Protection Units, the YPJ. It is feared she was killed by Turkish airstrikes. Ms Campbell - who had dyed her fair hair black so she would not stand out - is the first British woman to have been killed in Syria with the Kurds and the first Briton to be killed in the battle for Afrin. Seven other Britons have died in the country while...
  • SAS soldier 'chopped off ISIS thug's head with SHOVEL and used his gun to kill more militants'

    01/08/2018 7:26:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    The Mirror ^ | Jan 7, 2018 | Chris kitching
    SAS soldier 'chopped off ISIS thug's head with SHOVEL and used his gun to kill more militants' The British sergeant was said to have run out of ammunition during a bloody battle in Afghanistan By Chris kitching Updated 20:40, 7 JAN 2018 An elite SAS soldier cut off an ISIS fighter's head with a spade after he ran out of ammunition during a bloody six-hour battle, it was claimed. After killing the jihadist, the British sergeant used the enemy's gun to kill more militants. The brutal battle is said to have occurred six weeks ago in war-torn Afghanistan. The British...
  • How Queen Victoria adopted an African slave girl whose parents were murdered [tr]

    12/09/2017 5:59:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2017 | Keiran Southern
    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert enjoyed a passionate private life that saw them share nine children. Victoria, portrayed by Jenna Coleman in the ITV drama of the same name, famously refused to obey the conservative standards of the time, even going as far as calling her many pregnancies the 'shadow side' of marriage. But what is little known is the fact the queen and her husband also had a tenth child after adopting a Nigerian princess following the brutal murder of her royal parents. Sarah Forbes Bonetta was just five when she was captured by the merciless King of Dahomey in...
  • Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother

    10/18/2017 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2017 | bbc news
    The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman's claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son's widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway." Mr Trump said Ms Wilson's account was "totally fabricated". Sgt La David Johnson was killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month. He was one four US special service soldiers who died in an ambush. Mr Trump had already been criticised for not contacting the families of...
  • Edward R. Murrow Would Be Ashamed of the People at CBS.

    10/15/2017 7:20:52 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 10/13/17 | Reasonmclucus
    Edward R. Murrow used his position as a journalist to expose the anti-communist witch hunt in the 50's. I remember seeing some of the television coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings. I was too young to fully understand what was going on, but I recognized that Murrow thought something was wrong. If he were alive today, I'm sure he would recognize that the current anti-Russian crusade makes less sense than Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist crusade in the 50's. There was a Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union in the 50's. There is no good reason for the United...
  • The 80th Anniversary of the Two State Solution

    10/02/2017 7:04:32 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 2 replies
    Mosaic Magazine ^ | October 2, 2017 | Rick Richman
    In this epochal year of Zionist anniversaries—the 120th of the First Zionist Conference in Basle, the 100th of the Balfour Declaration, the 70th of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution, the 50th of the Six-Day War—there is yet another to be marked: the 80th anniversary of the 1937 British Peel Commission Report, which first proposed a “two-state solution” for Palestine. The story of the Peel report is largely unknown today, but it is worth retelling for two reasons: First, it is a historic saga featuring six extraordinary figures, five of whom testified before the commission: on the Zionist side, David Ben-Gurion,...
  • NFL players kneeling for American anthem, rising for British anthem a betrayal to USA

    10/01/2017 7:31:34 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 50 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/29/17 | ARMANDO SALGUERO
    And if Thomas and others follow the lead of their peers on the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens last week at Wembley, after kneeling during their country’s anthem, they will stand and show respect for the British anthem. Americans showing more respect for a foreign country’s anthem than their own. The very idea feels like a betrayal to the USA.
  • Precept's New EP 'Absence' Is A Shimmering Ambient Delight

    09/12/2017 5:35:22 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 4 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | 11 Sept 2017 | Lucy Lerner
    PRECEPT is an exciting new British electronic artist who he has just released his new EP 'Absence'. With his orchestral music being featured on TV screens around the world, Precept decided to switch it up and blend electronic and alternative influences from which his 2016 debut EP 'Ghosts' was born which incorporated analog synthesizers and downtempo beats. And this year comes 'Absence' which Precept created fully himself from the composition, recording to mixing and mastering. Surging waves and floaty atmospherics with deftly layered vocals and rolling basslines wash over you. Hints of Precept's orchestral background peek through in various tracks...
  • Myths of dominance - China did not ever enjoy military or cultural supremacy in Asia

    09/03/2017 2:01:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kanwal Sibal
    Caption -- Borobudur: hardly Chinese The author is former foreign secretary of India sibalkanwal@gmail.com The West has built a lot of myths about China which others, including in India, have accepted without challenge. That China was for centuries the dominant power in Asia and is now on the way to recovering that lost status is one such myth. This historical distortion is serving to legitimize China's hegemonic ambitions, as if China has the right to recover its natural position in Asia and any resistance amounts to denying the Chinese their due. This explains why even when China is aggressive...
  • Guy Brutally Roasts PETA On Twitter, And People Are Finally Realizing The Truth

    07/22/2017 7:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Bored Panda.com ^ | 7/20/2017 | Stella
    Since 1980, PETA has made a name for itself as the number-one authority on animal welfare. UK-based YouTube vlogger Calum McSwiggan, however, wants people to consider otherwise, and recently used a scathing Twitter rant to sound off on the organisation’s true colours. After recent investigations, PETA has come under fire for a lot more than just the scantily clad women they use for marketing. In a March 2017 press release, the Center for Consumer Freedom revealed that PETA euthanized more than 1400 cats and dogs at its Norfolk, Virginia shelter in 2016. PETA defends their actions as ethically and economically...
  • The Cruise: One Yankee Lady Takes on 3,999 Brits

    07/21/2017 10:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | Doris O'Brien
    What do you get when you put one American on a British cruise ship with over 4,000 citizens of the U.K.? Answer: a lot of questions about Donald Trump. The population worldwide has gone bananas – "ba-nah-nahs," as the Brits would say – over The Donald. From the Thames to Timbuktu, it seems folks are either mad at the president of the United States or mad for him. On this "matter," very few straddle the fence. And as for the fence, itself – the one proposed along the southern border of the United States – it, too, is hardly a...
  • FLASHBACK: 2/3rds Of British Muslims Wouldn’t Tell Government About A Terror Plot

    06/03/2017 10:25:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    A new ICM poll has discovered two out of three Muslims in Britain would not give the government any information if they knew details about a terror plot. These disturbing poll results seem to indicate the government’s counter-terrorism program, named Prevent, is unlikely to provide much usable information on active threats, if it passes along any information at all, The Express reports. The results also suggest the existence of a society deep inside Britain that is fundamentally opposed to its values and will actively subvert the government to protect its own members. Further questions in the survey revealed, even more,...
  • Last Sea Vixen plane bursts into flames as it crashes on the runway (tr)

    05/28/2017 1:16:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/28/2017 | Alice Evans
    A pilot had a lucky escape after the last remaining Sea Vixen plane, known as the Foxy Lady, did an emergency landing at an airfield in Somerset yesterday. The pilot was unharmed after the aircraft, which served in the Royal Navy in the 1960s, did a 'belly-landing' on return to its base in Yeovilton. Scott Dabinett, 32, captured incredible photos of the heart-stopping incident, which saw the pilot touchdown without landing gear after flying back from the Duxford Air Show in Cambridgeshire.
  • Write a letter to terrorists! Children told to ‘respect’ jihad killers in new teaching aid

    05/28/2017 9:11:05 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 60 replies
    Geller Report ^ | May 28, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    The lessons of the Conquered. The British people are already essentially defeated; that they are more concerned about being called Islamophobic than actually doing anything to stop Islamic terrorism? And they are disarming their children, leading the sheep to slaughter. There may “always be an England?”Chaos and civil war. There may always be an England, but it will be a sharia state. Were the children at the Ariana Grande concert not sufficiently respectful enough? WRITE A LETTER TO TERRORISTS! CHILDREN TOLD TO ‘RESPECT’ KILLERS IN NEW TEACHING A NEW TEACHING AID THAT RECOMMENDS SCHOOLCHILDREN AS YOUNG AS SEVEN “WRITE A...
  • Should you be wondering what the British reaction is to Donald Trump

    05/27/2017 4:21:56 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Should you be wondering what the British reaction is to Donald Trump’s election and performance to date, rest assured that many Brexit voters see a kindred spirit in those that wish to break free from the elitist shackles. Many supporters of Brexit saw Trump’s election as a continuation of the revolution in politics that has begun sweeping the globe. In fact, many Brexiteers worried that a Clinton victory would have implications that could force to the UK to stay in the EU (Globalist do tend to stick together and as Obama stated “Britain would be at the back of the...
  • ‘Furious’ British Police Suspend Intelligence Sharing with US Following Manchester Bombing Leaks

    05/25/2017 9:12:43 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/25/2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The world’s closest intelligence sharing arrangement is in jeopardy after key details and photographs from the Manchester bombing were apparently leaked by United States’s law enforcement sources to domestic journalists, leaving Manchester Police and the British government — who are collecting and analysing the finds — “furious”. The United Kingdom has now stopped passing intelligence gathered as part of the investigation into the Manchester bombing to the United States according to claims made by the British state broadcaster BBC. While British police had discovered the identity of Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester on Monday, the...