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  • Never forget the bloody horrors of the English Reformation

    11/28/2017 5:49:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 34 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 10.26.17 | Dominic Selwood
    A promotional image from BBC drama 'Gunpowder' which focuses on the persecution of English Catholics during the Reformation (Image: Robert Viglaski/BBC/Kudos) Amid celebrations of the Reformation's 500th anniversary, we should remember the mass persecutions of 16thC EnglandMartin Luther was a theologian. If you read the Ninety-Five Theses he reputedly tacked up on the door of Wittenberg’s Schlosskirche in October 1517, it is clear his interest lay in the nature of sin, repentance, absolution, penance and salvation. Whatever else his wider agenda was – or became – his initial arguments were presented as scriptural debate on the revealed path to...
  • The Guardian Is Shocked Irma Hasn’t Turned Floridians Into Climate Warriors

    09/12/2017 10:31:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 9/12/2017 | Chris White
    The Guardian canvassed one of the Florida neighborhoods Hurricane Irma rolled through to ask people about climate change, only to find citizens still don’t believe it’s that important. Journalists at The Guardian asked citizens in the Marco Islands near Naples, Fla., if Irma’s destruction has influenced their position on global warming. They found Irma hasn’t really moved people to action on climate change. “The question now is whether local residents, Floridians and by extension America writ large will ponder the lessons of Irma, consider its portent of intensifying extreme weather in the wake of climate change, and decide to do...
  • Inside the shadowy world of Chris Whatsit: How the confirmed Cambridge socialist became...(Steele)

    01/13/2017 6:25:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/13 | greenhill
    The strange and fascinating world of the British spy known as ‘Chris Whatsit’ was unravelling yesterday. Christopher Steele was once MI6’s top spy on Russian affairs and lived in the shadows until being unmasked as the alleged author of the ‘dirty dossier’ on Donald Trump. He was dubbed ‘Chris Whatsit’ by his late wife on their first date because she could not remember his name – but he revelled in being a man of mystery. Now the 52-year-old is hoping to return to anonymity after fleeing his £1.5million home in Surrey, telling his neighbour to look after his three cats....
  • Queen Elizabeth II marks her 91st birthday

    04/21/2017 5:47:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 21, 2017 | Carolyn Durand
    Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday today. She is expected to spend the milestone at Windsor Castle. Clarence House released a photo this morning of the Queen and Prince Charles in 1952 to mark the occasion. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born April 21, 1926, in Mayfair. She became presumptive heir to the throne 10 years later with the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VII. At 21, Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
  • The Who’s Roger Daltrey Supports Brexit, Badmouths Hillary Clinton

    03/29/2017 8:21:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies ^ | 3/29/17 | Robyn Collins
    And he's offended by Donald Trump's haircut. The Who‘s frontman Roger Daltrey continues to be outspoken about his support for Brexit, or more like his support for England getting out of the EU. “We are getting out, and when the dust settles I think that it’ll be seen that it’s the right thing for this country to have done, that’s for sure,”..... ....The Who‘s frontman Roger Daltrey continues to be outspoken about his support for Brexit, or more like his support for England getting out of the EU. “We are getting out, and when the dust settles I think that...
  • Poll: More Brits Support President Trump's State Visit to UK than Oppose

    02/01/2017 6:19:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    Almost half of Brits believe Donald J. Trump’s state visit to the UK should go ahead, significantly more than those who think the Queen should not welcome the U.S. president. According to a YouGov poll, 49 per cent of Brits want the planned visit to happen, compared to just 29 per cent who wish to see it cancelled. Fifteen per cent did not know. Despite being in a clear minority, opponents of Mr. Trump’s official visit have generated significant media coverage after nearly 1.7 million of them signed a petition against the trip and numerous anti-Trump protests were held across...
  • President Trump: How & Why...(This is a pretty good rant. warning strong language)

    11/10/2016 8:35:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/10/2016 | Jonathan Pie
    Pie thinks he knows who is to blame for the rise of Trump...and you're not going to like it! To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email
  • NHS chiefs warn that hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse

    09/11/2016 11:49:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/11/16 | Denis Campbell
    The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis. Years of underfunding have left the service facing such “impossible” demands that without urgent extra investment in November’s autumn statement it will have to cut staff, bring in charges or introduce “draconian rationing” of treatment – all options that will provoke public disquiet, it says. NHS 'in perpetual winter of Narnia' as waiting list reaches record 3.9m Read more In an unprecedentedly bleak assessment of the NHS’s own health, NHS Providers, which speaks for...
  • Leaflets Call For Brits To ‘Respect’ Muslims By Not Taking Their Dogs Out in Public

    08/25/2016 5:34:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 13, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Leaflets have reportedly been distributed in Manchester calling for a public ban on dogs, in order to keep the area pure for Muslims. But while some have claimed the leaflets are a hoax designed to stir up tensions, others are convinced the leaflets are being created by fundamentalist Muslims. Residents in Manchester have taken to social media to report that they have received leaflets through their letterboxes calling on them to “have respect for us and our children” by not taking dogs out in public. “This area is home to a large Muslim community,” the leaflet advises, before explaining that...
  • Brits' rush to quit EU gets backed up at the exit

    07/15/2016 7:25:33 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 17 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | July 15 | Peter Lucas
    If President Barack Obama really believes in globalization, he would propose that the United States join the European Union. There is an opening. What better way to show unity and brotherhood with our friends and allies -- as well as with a few former enemies -- in the EU, as well as in NATO, than to partner with the Europeans That way, the U.S. would fill the role vacated by the quitters in the United Kingdom who voted to bail out of the EU, despite the fact that Obama campaigned for them to remain in the organization. Some people just...
  • Drunken British tourists stumble into Syrian civil war [Humor break]

    06/08/2016 9:18:57 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Alex McCormick, a 19-year old from Essex, James Wallman, 23, from Hertfordshire, and 25-year old Lewis Ellis of Manchester, say their night of partying ended with the nightmarish realization they were being taken into custody by soldiers in one of the most dangerous places on earth. Speaking to, the trio say they have been working at bars and nightclubs in Ayia Napa in Cyprus. After an all-night bender on Sunday, the three say they were scheduled to board a ship Monday morning for a day of dolphin watching. But in their inebriated state, the young men apparently ended up...
  • Boris Johnson rages at 'ridiculous and weird' Obama(UK)

    04/24/2016 5:11:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 4/24/2016 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    Boris Johnson has launched an astonishing attack on Barack Obama's 'ridiculous and weird' arguments for Britain to stay in the EU. In an outspoken assault last night, the London Mayor mocked the US President's controversial claim that Anglo-US trade would be hit by Brexit. And he stepped up his war of words with Obama over Winston Churchill, claiming that the wartime leader and the US both stood for democracy – and that the EU didn't. Brexit cheerleader Johnson spoke out as infighting broke out among senior figures in the 'Leave' campaign after Obama's devastating intervention.
  • The gun I got for Christmas---a woman's custom-made pink anti-tank rifle(T)

    01/02/2016 9:27:04 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 12/31/2015 | Wills Robinson
    On Christmas morning, families everywhere rushed downstairs to find hoverboards, Apple Watches and Star Wars toys under the tree. But not many can say Santa left them a custom-made, pink anti-tank rifle, bedazzled in shiny jewels. Guns have been one of the most popular gifts this year - with the sale of weapons soaring in the months leading up to the holidays. So, after the leftovers are stuffed into the tuppaware and extended family members are shoved out the door, thousands of everyday Americans who were given a firearm this Christmas headed out to a firing range to test their...
  • American Decapitated by Englishman

    08/22/2014 12:04:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 20 August 2014 | Mark Steyn
    kidnapped while reporting on the Syrian uprising. His executioner - the man standing next to him in the picture at right - was speaking with a British accent. That's to say, he's one of thousands of citizens of western nations - British, American, European, Canadian and Australian - who've flocked to join the planet's coolest new gang and saw the heads off anyone who gets in their way: Christian, Yazedi, Kurd, Shia, Alawite, and, indeed, plenty of little schoolgirls in pretty pink dresses. As I said to John, more British Muslims are serving with ISIS than as soldiers of the...
  • Muslim fanatics guilty of brutal British soldier murder

    12/19/2013 6:44:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | December 19, 2013
    London (AFP) - Two Muslim extremists were on Thursday found guilty of the gruesome murder of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, hacked to death soldier Lee Rigby as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May.
  • 24,000 Brits Will Die From Cold This Winter

    10/29/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 57 replies
    Ice Age ^ | 28OCT2013 | Jenny Hope
    Elderly people unable to afford fuel bills advised to “heat only their living rooms during daytime this winter.” Research by the charity Age UK has found potentially fatal consequences from living in poorly heated housing. “Cold temperatures endanger the elderly by increasing the risk of flu, chest infections and other respiratory problems, and their severity. “Fewer than one in 10 Britons aged 65 and over are aware that strokes can be brought on by the cold in winter, with only 14 per cent recognising that the cold can impact on heart attacks. “Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director of Age UK, said...
  • Heartbreak of family of hero British soldier hacked to death by Islamic fanatics

    05/24/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2013 | Martin Robinson
    The bereft family of executed soldier Lee Rigby today described how they saw the soldier's body on television and spent 12 hours trying to contact him before they were told he was dead. The machinegunner and Drummer, 25, who recently served in Afghanistan, was run over and then hacked to death at 3pm on Wednesday by Islamist fanatics as he walked back to his south-east London barracks. His step-father Ian Rigby sobbed today as he admitted his heart had 'skipped a beat' when he realised the murder was in Woolwich and feared it 'could be my son'. 'As soon as...
  • Brits are too polite and scared of offending “vocal and aggressive Muslims”: former Obama adviser

    03/17/2013 9:13:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:55 EST, 16 March 2013 | Steve Robson
    British society is scared of offending “vocal and aggressive” Muslims, claims a former adviser to Barack Obama. Professor Lawrence Krauss made his comments after threatening to walk out of a debate hosted by an Islamic group at the University College London where organizers would not allow men and women to sit together. The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) told women to sit at the back, while men and couples were sent to the front. Three people who objected were ordered to leave. … “People are not only afraid to offend, but afraid to offend a vocal and aggressive group...
  • ‘They will haunt your thoughts forever’: Family of two British tourists gunned down in Florida

    03/28/2012 5:43:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2012
    A sneering teenager, nicknamed 'Savage', was today found guilty in the shooting deaths of two British tourists after days of damning evidence. Shawn Tyson, 17, was charged with two counts of first degree murder for killing James Cooper and James Kouzaris in April 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison.
  • Report: DHS Expels 2 Brits From America Over ‘Destroy America’ Tweet

    01/30/2012 11:27:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/30/12 | Buck Sexton
    Two British tourists were kicked out of America after joking on Twitter that they were going to “destroy America” and “dig up Marilyn Monroe,’”according to the Daily Mail. DHS Expels Two Brits From America Over Joking Tweet: Report After landing in Los Angeles International Airport with his friend Emily Bunting, authorities detained and handcuff Leigh Van Bryan, 26, who was then moved into a guarded cell for 12 hours as a result of the offending tweet. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) flagged Bryan as a potential threat after he tweeted out to friends the following message about his Hollywood...