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  • Woman killed in London attack was an American, police say

    08/04/2016 7:11:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/4/2016 | unknown
    An American woman was killed and five other people injured in a stabbing attack in London’s Russell Square by a Norwegian man of Somali origin who was arrested after the incident, authorities said. "So far we have found no evidence of radicalization or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism," Rowley said. He said the woman who died was a 60-year-old American, and the five injured people are British, American, Israeli and Australian. None had life-threatening injuries. Two remain in a hospital, while three others have been discharged.
  • Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers in Empire's first [tr]

    08/02/2016 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2016 | Matt Hunter
    A rare and extraordinary photo album documenting a British army regiment in the the Boer War has been discovered after more than 100 years. The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. The annotated images show a large parade of men before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to South Africa in 1899.
  • Brexit bottom line: EU worked for the elite, but not for the British people

    06/27/2016 7:35:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | Herman Cain
    Which is why the elite don't see what the problem is To listen to the howling and wailing from the political and media elites, you’d think the British people were forcing their government to close all the hospitals and burn all the schools down. The reaction to Britain’s exit from the European Union has been that over-the-top hysterical. The British Empire survived for many centuries before anyone ever conceived of the EU – which was only established in 1993 – and I think it can probably do just fine once again not being a member of it. But you’d never...
  • 'Britain-Israel relations will not significantly change'

    06/25/2016 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    srael and Britain’s relations will not change once Britain leaves the European Union (EU), British ambassador to Israel David Quarrey said on Friday. Speaking to Channel 2 News after UK residents voted to leave the EU in a referendum and Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, Quarrey said, “The relationship between Britain and Israel will not change significantly.” "...lies...more lies...self delusion..." .....
  • Obama stands by warning on British trade deal after EU vote: White House

    06/24/2016 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24th, 2016 | by Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama stands by his comment that Britain would move to the back of the queue when it comes to trade deals with the United States if it left the European Union, the White House said on Friday. "Obviously, the president stands by what he said and I don't have an update of our position," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters at a briefing. Obama urged Britain to remain in the EU when he visited London in April and warned that a trade agreement between the two countries would not happen anytime soon if Britain left the bloc.
  • British Sniper Takes Out Two ISIS Bombers With One Shot, Saving Hundreds Of Lives

    06/20/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A British Special Air Service (SAS) sniper took out two Islamic State bombers with a single shot, saving hundreds of lives in the process. The SAS sniper took his shot from just over half a mile away, killing the terrorist driver in a split second. But the story doesn’t end there. The bullet passed through the driver’s head and also hit his accomplice in the neck — an incredible feat, given these two targets were moving.
  • London’s Muslim Mayor Bans Sexy Women In Advertisements

    06/13/2016 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, announced Monday that “body shaming” advertisements will no longer be allowed in London’s public transport. “As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies. It is high time it came to an end,” Khan said. The mayor added, “Nobody should feel pressurised, while they travel on the Tube or bus, into unrealistic expectations surrounding their bodies and I want to send a clear message to the advertising industry about this.” Khan was not clear...
  • BBC Warns Football Fans Dressing as Crusaders ‘Offensive’ to Muslims

    06/04/2016 5:15:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/2016 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    The BBC has warned English football fans not to dress as crusaders when attending the Euro 2016 tournament this summer as they might cause offence to Muslims. The advice comes via their ‘iWonder’ website, aimed at a younger audience, which asks such pressing questions as “Was Shakespeare a feminist?” and “How green is my commute?” Posing the question: “Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?” the answer appears to be a resounding “yes”. “Crusaders were the perpetrators of violent attacks across Europe and the Middle East on Muslims, Jews and pagans,” the website intones, suggesting...
  • 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...