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  • Barack Obama Enjoys ‘Tête-à-Tête Across the Barbed Wire’ With Family During Stonehenge Visit

    09/08/2014 2:34:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 7 Sep 2014 | Matt Payton
    Stonehenge is one of the most recognisable sites in the world, while Barack Obama is one of the world’s most recognisable people. And for one Wiltshire family, to see the leader of a world superpower at this World Heritage site was an opportunity not to be missed. Janice Raffle, talking to the BBC, said ‘we had a brief tête-à-tête across the barbed wire’. The mother of three boys explained ‘there was a bit of banter about boys being the best’ on account of the American president joking that she was ‘outnumbered.’ This surprising encounter was captured by the president’s photographer...
  • Pagans celebrate winter solstice on the wrong day

    12/25/2009 4:14:30 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 32 replies · 1,678+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Dec 23 2009 | Martin Evans
    Pagan worshippers, who braved freezing dawn temperatures to celebrate the winter solstice at Stonehenge, were dismayed to discover they had turned up on the wrong day . . . Pagan leader Arthur Pendragon said: "It is the most important day of the year for us . . ."
  • Hide The Decline (hide the decline)

    11/24/2009 4:59:32 PM PST · by Leisler · 4 replies · 552+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | November 24, 2009 | Minnesotans For Globa Warming
    A parody of "Draggin the Line" by Tommy James and the Shondells about Climategate. Thanks also to JibJab.com for their great animations, I covered up their logo so people didn't think they made this or condone this message.
  • Druids Committed Human Sacrifice, Cannibalism?

    03/20/2009 4:10:41 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies · 1,711+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | March 20, 2009 | James Owen
    Recent evidence that Druids possibly committed cannibalism and ritual human sacrifice—perhaps on a massive scale—add weight to ancient Roman accounts of Druidic savagery, archaeologists say.After a first century B.C. visit to Britain, the Romans came back with horrific stories about these high-ranking priests of the Celts, who had spread throughout much of Europe over a roughly 2,000-year period.
  • Church of England divests from US bulldozer biz

    02/10/2009 6:16:23 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 24 replies · 969+ views
    Al Arabiya ^ | 2-10-09 | Marwa Awad
    The Church of England announced Monday it had withdrawn its investments in a controversial company over the weekend following a threat by a group of vicars to publish a letter denouncing the Church's investment, but denied there were any political or ethical consideration in what it called an economically informed decision. The Church of England said Monday that it withdrew £2.2 million ($3.3 million) from Caterpillar Inc. in late December 2008 because of economic considerations. Israel used bulldozers bought from the U.S.-based manufacturer of construction and mining equipment to demolish Palestinian homes. " The Church of England withdrew shares it...
  • Militant Druids fight museum over a 4,000-year-old skeleton called Charlie[UK]

    01/18/2009 2:32:39 PM PST · by BGHater · 28 replies · 816+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 Jan 2009 | Alun Rees and Jonathan Petre
    A group of militant Druids has forced an expensive official inquiry after demanding that a museum releases a 4,000-year-old skeleton called 'Charlie' so they can rebury it. They claim the bones of a young girl and seven other sets of prehistoric remains excavated near the ancient stone circle in Avebury, Wiltshire, are their 'tribal ancestors'. If their claim is rejected, they have threatened to take a test case to the High Court under the Human Rights Act. The row has triggered two years of meetings and reports by state-funded English Heritage and the charity The National Trust, which have been...
  • Former Episcopal Priest Explores Christianity and Druidry in New Novel

    12/19/2007 4:27:14 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 15 replies · 183+ views
    Blogger News ^ | December 17th, 2007 | suzanne evans
    Former Episcopal Priest Explores Christianity and Druidry in New Novel http://www.bloggernews.net/112455 December 17th, 2007 by suzanne evans On March 22nd 2005, The Rev Walter William Melnyk was forced out of the priesthood of the US Episcopal Church after facing charges of “holding private opinions inconsistent with the teachings of the Church.” This allegation, effectively a heresy charge, ended his 23 year-strong vocation as a priest, even though his only transgression was to look into Celtic Christianity and its connection with pre-Christian Druidry. Now, Walter William Melnyk has delved further into those links in a new novel written with Druid priestess...
  • The Don Imuses of Environmentalism

    04/14/2007 5:45:10 AM PDT · by Leisler · 28 replies · 957+ views
    Open Market ^ | 4/12/2007 | John Berlau
    Here are some outrageous and racist comments by environmentalists. These are compiled and documented in my book Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health. John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club: Muir said American Indians are “mostly ugly, and some of them altogether hideous.” They “seemed to have no right place in the landscape,” he continued. Muir is still honored without qualification on the Sierra Club web site, which proclaims, “John Muir is as relevant today as he was over 100 years ago.” Paul Ehrlich, influential “overpopulation” guru and professor of population studies at Stanford University: In his best-selling book,...
  • Houses Found Buried Beneath Stonehenge Site

    01/30/2007 12:55:42 PM PST · by RDTF · 32 replies · 1,411+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2007 | Marc Kaufman
    New excavations near the mysterious circle at Stonehenge in South England have uncovered dozens of homes where hundreds of people lived -- at roughly the same time 4,600 years ago that the giant stone slabs were being erected. The finding strongly suggests that the monument and the settlement nearby were a center for ceremonial activities, with Stonehenge likely a burial site while other nearby circular earthen "henges" were areas for feasts and festivals. The houses found buried beneath the grounds of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site are the first of their kind from that late Stone Age period in Britain,...
  • Stonehenge Was A Site For Sore Eyes In 2300BC

    11/26/2006 10:51:42 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 1,231+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-27-2006 | Nic Fleming
    Stonehenge was a site for sore eyes in 2300BC By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 2:48am GMT 27/11/2006 Stonehenge was the Lourdes of its day, to which diseased and injured ancient Britons flocked seeking cures for their ailments, according to a new theory. For most of the 20th century archaeologists have debated what motivated primitive humans to go to the immense effort of transporting giant stones 240 miles from south Wales to erect Britain's most significant prehistoric monument. Druids gather at Stonehenge for sunrise on the summer solstice. A new book suggests the gathering should take place in December...
  • 1ST ANNUAL SYNCHRONIZED GLOBAL ORGASM FOR PEACE

    11/18/2006 1:29:21 PM PST · by CATravelAgent · 97 replies · 3,513+ views
    Great Western Pacific Coastal Post ^ | Nov. 1, 2006 | www.GlobalOrgasm.org
    WHO? All Men and Women, you and everyone you know. WHERE? Everywhere in the world, but especially in countries with weapons of mass destruction. WHEN? Winter Solstice Day - Friday, December 22nd, at the time of your choosing, in the place of your choosing and with as much privacy as you choose. WHY? To effect positive change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible surge of human energy ( a Synchronized Global Orgasm. There are two more US fleets heading for the Persian Gulf with anti-submarine equipment that can only be for use against...
  • Patrick: The Good, the Bad, and the Misinformed

    03/17/2006 7:29:51 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 663+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 17, 2006 | Mary Biever
    Today, some would call Patrick intolerant or bigoted. He was. He would have flunked a class on How to Win Friends and Influence People. Imagine how he would have reacted to diversity training. If he were ministering today, he might refer to Christians as “the Good,” the Druid gods as “the Bad,” and those who believed in the pagan gods as “the Misinformed.” The Druids didn’t like his message. They arrested him several times, but he was always freed to preach another day. During his 30 years as a missionary to the Irish, Patrick spoke out against what he...
  • The missing library of Iona

    03/01/2006 10:34:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 410+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Thu 2 Mar 2006 | Diane MacLean
    St Columba landed there in 563 AD with 13 followers and established a monastery. This isolated island, off the south-western tip of Mull, was soon to become the intellectual powerhouse of the medieval world... Pre-Columba the island was sometimes referred to as Innis nam Druidneach, the Isle of Druids. Old stories record St Columba and his followers fighting off the local Druid elders when they landed to take possession of the island... some histories have King Fergus II joining forces with Alaric the Goth to fight the Roman Empire during its decline and fall. This version of history reports that...
  • Druids hold N.Wales' first gay wedding

    12/23/2005 9:05:18 AM PST · by dukeman · 18 replies · 540+ views
    NorthWales.co.uk ^ | 12/22/05 | Roland Hughes
    Two druid priests yesterday became the first North Wales same-sex couple to tie the knot in a so-called gay wedding. Seven couples across the region took part in the historic ceremonies. And one wedding guest said if the controversial partnerships were introduced earlier, an inheritance tax legal battle after his partner of 48 years died, could have been avoided. The first North Wales ceremony was held in T£ Dewi Sant, Wrexham, between Philip Main, 49, and David Girvan, 52. The keen druids both dressed in white robes for the 10am ceremony - which fell on the winter solstice, also a...
  • Some Europeans Aren't Fans of Halloween

    10/26/2005 11:33:18 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 65 replies · 1,449+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | October 26, 2005 | William J. Kole
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- It's almost Halloween - and all those ghosts, goblins, tricks and treats are giving Hans Kohler the creeps. So the mayor of Rankweil, a town near the border with Switzerland, has launched a one-man campaign disparaging Halloween as a "bad American habit" and urging families to skip it this year. "It's an American custom that's got nothing to do with our culture," Kohler wrote in letters sent out to households. By midweek, the mayors of eight neighboring villages had thrown their support behind the boycott. So had local police, annoyed with the annual Oct. 31 uptick...
  • Church's Anti-Halloween Flier Upsets Family

    10/20/2005 11:09:48 AM PDT · by Millee · 441 replies · 6,683+ views
    IBS ^ | October 20, 2005 | Staff
    An Ellettsville family whose home is decorated for Halloween contacted police after someone placed on its porch a flier that suggests Halloween praises the devil. Dalene Gully told Indianapolis television station WRTV that she took offense to the flier, which was placed outside her home by the House of Prayer Church of Bloomington. "I started reading it, and I was very, very upset by it. I found it very accusatory and very threatening," Gully said. The church's pastor, Larry Mitchell, said the people who left the flier would have preferred to talk with Gully, but she wasn't there. Mitchell said...
  • Reserve Officer Cleared In 'Druid'-Related Traffic Stop

    08/25/2005 7:00:59 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 54 replies · 1,212+ views
    TheCarolinaChannel ^ | August 24, 2005
    GREER, S.C. -- An internal investigation has cleared a reserve officer with the Greer Police Department of any wrongdoing in connection with a traffic stop that sparked a religious controversy. Tony Stewart has been a volunteer officer with the department for 14 years. In June, Stewart cited motorist Tony Gainey for driving with a suspended license, not having proper license plates or proof of insurance. Gainey and his wife, D.J., said they're convinced Stewart pulled them over because of the bumper stickers on their car. One of the stickers read, "It's a druid thing." The Gaineys said they believe in...
  • Cop 'tries to convert' pagans during arrest (Druids think their civil rights were violated)

    06/26/2005 5:25:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 133 replies · 1,717+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/26/05 | WorldNetDaily
    A traffic stop in Greer, S.C., this month is turning into a holy war of sorts, as a practicing Druid couple claim they were targeted by a Christian police officer who tried to convert them away from their pagan belief. Debra and Tony Gainey say they were pulled over because they had a bumper sticker reading "It's A Druid Thing." Tony Gainey was driving at the time of the stop June 10 and was taken into custody on charges of driving with a suspended license, operating a vehicle with an improper tag and failure to have proof of insurance....
  • Stonehenge Druids 'Mark Wrong Solstice'

    06/21/2005 2:52:07 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 1,488+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-21-2005 | Charles Clover
    Stonehenge druids 'mark wrong solstice' By Charles Clover, Environment Editor (Filed: 21/06/2005) Modern-day druids, hippies and revellers who turn up at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice may not be marking an ancient festival as they believe. The latest archaeological findings add weight to growing evidence that our ancestors visited Stonehenge to celebrate the winter solstice. Analysis of pigs's teeth found at Durrington Walls, a ceremonial site of wooden post circles near Stonehenge on the River Avon, has shown that most pigs were less than a year old when slaughtered. Dr Umburto Albarella, an animal bone expert at the University...
  • "By the Dawn's Early Light"

    02/25/2005 3:34:55 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,266+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 26 February 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    No, this isn’t about the Star-Spangled Banner, neither the flag nor the anthem. It’s about dawn itself. The promise of a new beginning. Civilization began, thousands of years before recorded history, when men discovered how to cultivate crops. That meant communities and social organization. It also meant the beginnings of astronomy, studying the movement of the sun. Early evidence of this includes the “solar observatories” built by the Incas in South America, by the Anasazi in North America, and most famously, by Druids and others at Stonehenge in Britain. All these identified the solar equinoxes, especially in the spring. Coupled...
  • Farenheit 815 (Parody of ECUSA, apologies to Ray Bradbury)

    11/17/2004 4:27:21 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 4 replies · 212+ views
    Balaam's Ass (Classical Anglican weblog) ^ | November 17, 2004 | Bottom
    Fahrenheit 815 “Have you ever tasted the rain before?” Clarisse interrupted, as she stopped abruptly at the street corner. The clouds above had darkened threateningly, and the first few drops of rain had begun to stain the sidewalk. “Sometimes I like to tip my head back, open my mouth and let it fill with the glorious rain!” Rev. Montag laughed quietly. “You are a strange girl.” “You know, it tastes like wine…” By now Rev. Montag had become accustomed to Clarisse’s tangents, as strange and wonderful as they were. “You were asking about priests…” “Yes, of course, I’m sorry,” Clarisse...
  • Episcopal bishop won't suspend priests involved in Druid rites

    11/15/2004 6:50:59 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 25 replies · 1,098+ views
    phillyburbs ^ | November 10, 2004 | N/A
    DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. - Two Episcopal priests who led Druidic activity will not be suspended, said a bishop, who blamed the local scandal on conservative groups out to destabilize the Episcopal Church USA. The Rev. William Melnyk and his wife, the Rev. Glyn Ruppe-Melnyk, had participated only in "exploratory thinking" with Druid circles as students of pre-Christian Celtic spirituality, said Bishop Charles E. Bennison, leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. But his discussions with the couple, he said, convinced him that they had not led any Druid groups or joined nature-worshiping Druid rites. "They made a small error of judgment...
  • Beyond the Episcopal Church's Pagan Eucharist (Christianity Today Blasts ECUSA Again)

    10/27/2004 4:40:19 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | October 27, 2004 | Ted Olsen
    Beyond the Episcopal Church's Pagan Eucharist Compiled by Ted Olsen | posted 10/27/2004 Guess what's no longer linked on the Episcopal Church USA's page for Women's Worship Resources? Both items highlighted in yesterday's Weblog: "A Women's Eucharist: A Celebration of the Divine Feminine" and the "Liturgy for Divorce." You can actually still read both, but they're now orphan pages, apparently unlinked from within the Episcopal Church website. (Though Weblog should add that they're now linked from just about every conservative Anglican weblog in the country.) One of those liturgies remaining is a "Station of the Cross," which includes these lines...
  • Churning storm sparks concern over dike leaks (startled crabs & fish stress over families & homes)

    09/05/2003 12:32:03 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 43 replies · 368+ views
    The Fort Myers News Press via SOUNDOFF ^ | 09-05-03 | PAMELA SMITH HAYFORD
    The Herbert Hoover Dike, which is holding back high water in Lake Okeechobee, sprung a leak. This wasn’t the gusher type that normally comes to mind, but rather more seepage than normal, says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Last week’s seepage and one in June were considered minor and have been fixed. But with a tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico and already heavy inflow to the lake, Okeechobee’s water will keep rising — increasing the chances of more leaks, damage to the lake’s health and greater releases of water to the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie...
  • Druids cut death toll with divine intervention (Austrian tax dollars at work)

    08/11/2003 3:07:34 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 10 replies · 163+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 08/10/2003 | Michael Leidig
    Druids have been brought in to reduce the number of accidents on Austria's worst stretches of autobahn.The Druids have put up huge roadside monoliths to restore the natural flow of "earth energy". After the massive pillars of white quartz were put up beside a notorious stretch of road during a secret two-year trial, the number of fatal accidents fell from an average of six a year to zero.Gerald Knobloch, who describes himself as an archdruid, used a divining rod to inspect the 300-yard stretch of the A9 in Styria and restore "earth energy lines". "I located dangerous elements that had...
  • Stonehenge "King" was from central Europe

    02/10/2003 9:48:39 PM PST · by spetznaz · 19 replies · 458+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Mon, Feb 10, 2003
    LONDON (Reuters) - The construction of one of the country's most famous ancient landmarks, the towering megaliths at Stonehenge in southern England, might have been supervised by the Swiss, or maybe even the Germans. Archaeologists studying the remains of a wealthy archer found in a 4,000-year-old grave exhumed near Stonehenge last year said on Monday he was originally from the Alps region, probably modern-day Switzerland, Austria or Germany. "He would have been a very important person in the Stonehenge area and it is fascinating to think that someone from abroad -- probably modern-day Switzerland -- could have played an important...
  • Europe's first school for witches and wizards opens in Austria

    09/11/2002 8:22:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 477+ views
    ANANOVA NEWS ^ | September 11, 2002
    Europe's first school for witches and wizards opens in AustriaEurope's first school for witches and wizards has opened in Austria.Students can take a six-semester course, including learning to make potions and cast spells, ending in a "sorcerers' diploma."The school is located in the mountains of Klagenfurt in southern Austria."Wizardry is very close to nature and is in no way a form of religion," said school director Andreas Starchel, who also calls himself Dakaneth."The school's aim is to pass on witches' and wizards' ancestral knowledge, which is gradually being forgotten," says the school's website.The school caters for three classes of students....
  • THE COMPLEX HEIR TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

    08/05/2002 9:53:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 123+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 4, 2002
    h3>THE COMPLEX HEIR TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY Pro-life, Anti-War, Pro-Homosexual -- Rowan Williams Isn't Easy to Pigeonhole LONDON, AUG. 3, 2002 (Zenit.org).- What can one make of a one-time Oxford professor who admits to being a fan of "The Simpsons"? And a pro-lifer who favors women as bishops? The Anglican Communion will find out when its new leader takes over this autumn. Last week's announcement that Rowan Williams will be the 104th archbishop of Canterbury caught few Church-of-England observers by surprise. News leaks had preceded the appointment. Yet there was still much to write about him when the appointment...