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  • Mysterious inscribed cubes discovered in river

    05/15/2020 8:37:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    The cubes were tiny - small enough to hold between the finger and thumb - and weighed 125g each. The symbols on them appeared to be some form of Sanskrit. Curious to know more, Read posted photographs of his discovery up on social media. "There were all sorts of stories flying around at first, the cubes really captured people's imaginations," he said. "What I learned is that they are Indian in origin and they show incantations for prayers which take effect when they are thrown in running water." Exactly how old the cubes are, however, continues to remain a mystery.
  • Why Chinese Students Studying In America Need To Learn Shakespeare

    05/15/2020 7:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Nathan Stone
    It’s absurd to claim Cotton was saying Shakespeare was American simply because he said Chinese students should learn about the playwright 'from America.' Shakespeare understood ordered liberty. To repurpose words from “Macbeth,” social media and politics are “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” For proof, look no further than the response to Sen. Tom Cotton’s claim that Chinese students who study in American universities should not be taught quantum computing.Instead, Cotton said, “If Chinese students want to come here and study Shakespeare and the Federalist Papers, that’s what they need to learn from America.” He called it a scandal that American...
  • Winston Churchill's Affair

    05/14/2020 5:48:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American ^ | May 14, 2020 | Michael Curtis
    At this moment of having commemorated the 75th anniversary of the official end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, and when countries are engaging in the fight against the pandemic COVID-19, the world remembers the struggle against the earlier terrifying enemy, Nazi Germany, and the rhetoric and actions of Western political leaders in fighting that enemy. Brilliant oratory and eloquence reached their height in the speech made by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons on June 4, 1940, after the "victory of Dunkirk," when 338,000 British troops were rescued from France, that informed...
  • Harry Dunn suspect Anne Sacoolas wanted internationally after Interpol Red Notice issued

    05/11/2020 6:19:55 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    The alleged killer of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn is wanted internationally after an Interpol Red Notice was issued for her arrest, a family spokesperson has said. The 19-year-old died when his motorbike crashed with a car outside a US military base in Northamptonshire in August last year. Anne Sacoolas, the alleged driver of the car and the wife of a US intelligence official based at RAF Croughton, claimed diplomatic immunity following the crash and was able to return to her home country, sparking an international controversy. Sacoolas, 42, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving in December but an...
  • Drone Finds Long Lost Hidden Fort of Scottish Hero William Wallace

    05/09/2020 2:43:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    The Vintage News ^ | May 9, 2020 | Steven Palace
    Is this the stronghold of freedom fighter William Wallace? Its pretty overgrown now, but a combination of drone flight and 3D tech appears to have found Wallaces House in southern Scotland. From this fort, the legendary thorn in Englands side planned an attack on nearby Lochmaben Castle in Dumfries and Galloway. The Scotsman reports how Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) in association with Skyscape Survey launched an aerial exploration of the site. Drone footage was taken over a massive earthen rampart and the promontory where the waters of the Black Linn (River) and the Tor Linn meet. From...
  • Police Find Uninsured Van Driving Wrong Way on A30

    05/07/2020 8:39:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 7 MAY 2020 | Howard Lloyd
    The driver 'surprisingly' was not under the influence of drink or drugsAn uninsured driver discovered heading the wrong way up the A30 has been reported by police. Officers made the discovery on the main road near Okehampton earlier today. Police said the driver was 'surprisingly' not under the influence of drink or drugs. They had their van - a white Vauxhall - confiscated and they were reported for a number of offences. "Vehicle driving wrong way on A30 towards Okehampton," tweeted the Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police's Roads Policing Teams' account. "Found it reversing up a slip road...
  • Vegan thug, 22, brutally attacks his girlfriend, 23, with a vinegar bottle because she 'smelled of BACON' after working in father's caf

    05/05/2020 7:25:34 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/3/2020 | By William Cole
    Bethany Smith, 23, started dating Christopher Ellam after falling out with friends In 2015 Ellam decided to become vegan and forced Bethany to follow his diet Ripped up her clothes and hit her with a vinegar bottle after accusing her of 'smelling of bacon' when she came home from work Ellam pled guilty to assault by beating, criminal damage and sending indecent or grossly offensive messages at Kirklees Magistrates Court Given community order of 10-day rehabilitation course and 200 hours of unpaid work
  • UK coronavirus death toll could be 15% higher than previously shown: new data

    04/14/2020 5:23:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 14, 2020 | by Andy Bruce
    <p>LONDON - Britains death toll from the coronavirus could run some 15% higher than official figures have indicated so far, according to broader data published on Tuesday that include deaths in the community such as in nursing homes.</p> <p>The Office for National Statistics said 6,235 people in England and Wales had died by April 3 with mentions of COVID-19 on their death certificates.</p>

    03/28/2020 4:36:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 28,202 | BY JOHN HINDERAKER
    In Great Britain, extraordinary measures are being taken to ensure compliance with a nationwide shutdown order. From Breitbart: Humberside Police in northern England has built a website for citizens to inform on their neighbours for violating the governments rules on daily exercise and social distancing. You can only go for one walk a day. If you go out twice, you can be reported to the police. Peoples worst instincts are coming to the fore. This is what amazed me: the Derbyshire police have sent drones out, to catch citizens going for unauthorized walks. When the current madness is behind us,...
  • High consequence infectious diseases (HCID): Public Health England, Status of COVID-19

    03/26/2020 10:01:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 7 replies
    Government, United Kingdom ^ | 21 Mar 20 | Gov.UK
    Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England. Last updated 21 March 2020 see all updates From: Public Health England Status of COVID-19 Status of COVID-19 As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK. The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now...
  • Coronavirus Bill: The greatest loss of liberty in our history (this is in the UK)

    03/25/2020 4:11:20 PM PDT · by gattaca · 7 replies
    Spiked ^ | March 25, 2020 | Silkie Carlo
    Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, on the alarming authoritarianism of the governments new powers. The Coronavirus Bill, having sailed through the House of Commons, is expected to become law today. The Bill gives the government and the authorities unprecedented new powers, unheard of in a democracy during peacetime. Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, has warned that these powers are unreasonably draconian, and could be here to stay long after the threat of the virus has dissipated. spiked caught up with Carlo to find out more. spiked: Whats wrong with the Coronavirus Bill? Silkie Carlo: This is...
  • 'Go home rats!' Furious locals in rural towns and villages erect signs and scrawl messages on beaches telling second home owners to leave

    03/24/2020 1:17:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Published: 06:33 EDT, 24 March 2020 | Updated: 11:51 EDT, 24 March 2020 | By Danyal Hussain
    Angry locals in towns and villages all over the UK have put up signs demanding that second home owners leave and return to their city properties amid the coronavirus outbreak. Londoners and people living in big cities all over the UK are flocking to the seaside and their second homes to escape the virus, drawing the ire of locals. Now, furious locals in St Ives, Cornwall have scrawled messages on the beach demanding second home owners leave. An even more furious sign has appeared in Bala, north Wales, which says 'Go home rats'. It come as the government urged people...
  • Mysterious Drake's Island Off Devon to Get First Visitors in 30 Years

    03/13/2020 8:28:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Fri 13 Mar 2020 | Steven Morris
    Three boatloads of people will be allowed to explore tunnels and crumbling fortificationsEvery nook and cranny teems with history. The tales of war, adventure, death and crime are myriad but for 30 years the people of Plymouth have only been able to gaze across at Drakes Island but not set foot there. But on Sunday three boatloads of visitors will make the short hop from the Devon city to explore the crumbling fortifications, the bramble-covered barrack buildings and its mysterious tunnels. The island in Plymouth Sound has been off-limits since 1989 when an adventure centre on the island...
  • London Mayor claims no risk of catching coronavirus on public transport

    03/06/2020 9:04:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 4, 2020 | 11:19am | Lee Brown
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan was challenged on live TV as he claimed there is no risk of catching the deadly coronavirus from joining the millions who ride the citys packed trains and buses. Its very important that we dont spread panic or alarm based on misinformation, Khan said on Good Morning Britain Tuesday when asked about the assumed obvious risk factor of public transport. There is no risk in using the Tube or buses or other forms of public transport, he said, noting there are 5 million journeys each day on the underground system along with 6 million on buses....
  • Petition to get the British government to release information on Muslim rape gangs

    03/05/2020 5:59:41 PM PST · by tbw2 · 5 replies
    Release the Home Office's Grooming Gang Review in full The Government is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the public interest. We, the British public, demand the release of the official research on grooming gangs undertaken by the Government in full.
  • Details Released of Black Market Pistol Shop Found in Britain

    02/28/2020 4:54:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 20 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In August of 2018, the British Authorities raided a small shop operation in Sussex, England. The small shop was producing clandestine pistols for the UK black market. About a year later, two men associated with the operation were sent to prison. A third man had died while in custody. From the news coverage, considerable more details about the shop and arms produced were released. There is a video on Youtube that reveals much. The pistols produced were simplified copies of the Browning 1922 design. Semi-automatic pistols are not difficult to make but are harder to make work well than sub-machine...
  • Rabbis Defy Education Authorities, Wont Teach LGBT Lifestyles in UK Jewish Schools

    02/19/2020 6:25:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/17/20 | Paul Smeaton
    February 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) Jewish leaders in the U.K. have stated that they will oppose educational authorities and not allow their schools to teach about homosexual and other lifestyles that are prohibited by the Torah. Chinuch U.K., an organization that represents Britains main strictly Orthodox Jewish communities, has issued a defiant challenge to the government by insisting their schools cannot discuss LGBT-related issues with pupils, according to The Jewish Chronicle. The statement was reportedly prompted by recent visits to Jewish schools by government inspectors, who made it clear that primary schools have to teach children about LGBT equality. In...
  • UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers

    02/19/2020 2:13:22 PM PST · by RightGeek · 120 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 2/18/2020 | Lisa O'Carroll, Peter Walker and Libby Brooks
    Britain is to close its borders to unskilled workers and those who cant speak English as part of a fundamental overhaul of immigration laws that will end the era of cheap EU labour in factories, warehouses, hotels and restaurants. Unveiling its Australian-style points system on Wednesday, the government will say it is grasping a unique opportunity to take full control of British borders for the first time in decades and eliminate the distortion caused by EU freedom of movement. .... A 10-page briefing document outlining the new immigration policy states: UK borders will be closed to non-skilled workers ...
  • Late term abortion for UK children with downs syndrome doubles in past 10 years

    02/14/2020 12:22:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    SPUC ^ | Feb. 14, 2020 | SPUC
    The number of late term abortions carried out past 24 week’s gestation on UK children with Down’s syndrome have doubled in the past 10 years, recent figures have revealed. Michael Robinson, SPUC Director of Communications said: “It is barbaric that a child who may have a disability in the UK can be aborted right up to birth. This practice has no place in a civilised society.” The recent figures, obtained in response to a parliamentary question by Lord Alton, have revealed that in 2018, the number of UK children aborted past 24 weeks gestation following a possible Down’s syndrome diagnosis...
  • Woman Told Man 'You're a Rapist' in Front of Wife at Worcester Cafe

    02/06/2020 11:14:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Worcester ^ | 2/4/2020 | James Connell
    A WOMAN confronted the man she accused of raping her when she spotted him with his wife in a Worcester cafe, a court heard. The woman, who cannot be identified, gave evidence from the witness box at Worcester Crown Court yesterday, telling the jury that Richard Hirschfield raped her on a fire escape in the city 22 years ago. Declining the use of a screen, the complainant said she was 16 and a vulnerable and troubled girl when she was raped outside the former Midland Shire Farmers building in The Butts in July 1998. But the 43-year-old defendant of Dilmore...