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  • Venezuela really, really wants its $550 million of gold back (@ the Bank of England)

    12/08/2018 12:34:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Newstimes ^ | 12/07/18 | Will Martin
    Senior officials for the Venezuelan government have reportedly travelled to London for crunch talks with the Bank of England as they seek to repatriate more than $500 million of gold back to Caracas. **SNIP** Venezuela has in recent years been a major seller of gold, and this year alone it has sold about 26 tons, worth close to $900 million, to Turkey. In the past four years, Venezuela's gold reserves have decreased to about 175 tons from about 400 tons, Reuters reported, citing statistics from the country's central bank. Venezuela has been selling its sizeable gold reserves, built up under...
  • The Role of the Royal Family

    11/22/2018 5:19:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Members of the Royal Family support The Queen in her many State and national duties, as well as carrying out important work in the areas of public and charitable service, and helping to strengthen national unity and stability. Every year the Royal Family as a whole carries out over 2,000 official engagements throughout the UK and worldwide. 2,000: the number of official engagements carried out by the Royal Family each year in the UK and overseas. 70,000: the number of people entertained each year to dinners, lunches, receptions and garden parties at the Royal residences. 100,000: the number of letters...
  • Amazon Workers In The UK Are Planning to Protest on Black Friday. Here's Why.

    11/22/2018 4:19:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Amazon employees at five the United Kingdom's largest warehouses are planning to stage rallies and protests on Black Friday to bring attention to their "inhumane conditions," Buzzfeed News reported. The protests are being staged by GMB Union who help negotiate on behalf of Amazon employees, although they aren't officially recognized. Other unions throughout Europe are coordinating similar protests in collaboration with GMB. Workers in Spain, Italy, Poland and Germany are planning to walk off the job on Friday when the internet giant is scheduled to have Black Friday deals. The main distribution centers who are protesting are in Rugeley, Milton...
  • Is this Britain's biggest ever rat? Exterminator says he has broken record by catching monster [tr]

    11/19/2018 6:32:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rory Tingle
    A pest controller has snared a monster 21-inch long rat he believes is the biggest ever caught in Britain. Terry Walker, 53, was working with his trusty dog Max when they trapped the enormous creature as it was shuffling from beneath some rubbish behind a row of shops in Bournemouth on Friday. The catch means Mr Walker has regained the record he lost last year to rival exterminator Daren George.
  • All quiet on the Western Front garden! WWI expert turns his yard into trench system(trunc)

    11/19/2018 5:47:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-11-18 | STEPHANIE LINNING
    Andrew Robertshaw, 58, built the 60ft trench with 30 volunteers in a field behind his former home in Surrey Spent a month shifting 200 tons of earth to build dugout, which features officers' mess and soldiers' quarters Hopes to teach people more about the horrific living conditions endured by British troops during the Great War The historian said that films and TV shows often offer a simplistic and inaccurate view of life on the front line Hosts open days and educational visits to the trench, which was designed based on war time diary descriptions
  • The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain

    11/18/2018 11:01:36 AM PST · by cowpoke · 34 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 11/7/2018 | Mark Sussman
    In 1841, Andrews hatched a plan to make his political and moral beliefs a lived reality: He would convince Great Britain to buy up all the land in Texas on the condition that they free Texas’s slaves. The idea was not as outlandish as it might sound. In 1833, Great Britain had done something similar in abolishing slavery on its plantations in the West Indies. There, slaveholders were paid a total of $20 million sterling in recompense for their lost property, though they retained the land. And Texas had already reached across the Atlantic for economic aid. The South Carolina...
  • High School Bans Expensive Winter Coats to Stop 'Poverty-Shaming'

    11/18/2018 6:25:32 AM PST · by bgill · 115 replies
    USNEWS ^ | Nov. 16, 2018 | Alexa Lardieri
    A HIGH SCHOOL IN England has banned students from wearing expensive winter coats in an attempt to stop the shaming of those less fortunate or struggling financially. Woodchurch High School in Birkenhead, located in northwestern England, sent a letter to parents earlier this month announcing that the restriction would be enforced after Christmas. Rebekah Phillips, the head teacher at the school for students 11 to 16 years old, told CNN that she was "mindful that some young people put pressure on their parents to purchase expensive items of clothing," but that these jackets "cause a lot of inequality" between the...
  • Steve Bannon Smuggled Into Oxford Union As Angry Liberals Protests Outside

    11/17/2018 11:04:57 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-17 21:00 | Pippa Crerar
    Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon was smuggled into the Oxford Union talk by British police to avoid angry liberal protesters.
  • Surgical robot BOTCHES surgery, kills man on operating table while doctors sipped lattes

    11/16/2018 6:14:05 AM PST · by deandg99 · 94 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/16/2018 | Ethan Huff
    In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table. According to reports, this first-time-use robot not only physically assaulted a living medic while attempting to conduct its programmed surgery, but also implanted stitches into the patient’s heart in a manner that physicians present during the fiasco described as not being in “an organised fashion.” A situation that can only...
  • The queen once found a slug in her salad and sent the chef a brutal note

    11/16/2018 7:27:40 AM PST · by ETL · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Stacey Leasca | Travel + Leisure
    If there’s one thing you probably want to avoid as a member of the Royal household staff it’s getting on Queen Elizabeth’s bad side. Especially, if you’re her personal chef. In the new book, "Dinner at Buckingham Palace," written by former royal servant Charles Oliver, he reveals that the queen was royally peeved when she bit into her dinner salad only to find a slug in her greens. (Honestly, can you blame her for being mad?)According to Oliver, the queen and Prince Philip regularly eat their meals with notepads so they can send their suggestions back to the kitchen. This time,...
  • Red Britain Looms

    11/16/2018 5:34:58 AM PST · by Salman · 30 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 15, 2018 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Thanks to the current imbroglio over Brexit, Britain could soon be Venezuela without the oil or the warm weather. The stunning incompetence of the last two Tory prime ministers, David Cameron and Theresa May, might result in a Labour government, one led by Jeremy Corbyn, a man who has long admired Hugo Chavez for having reminded him—though not the people of Venezuela—what governments can do for the poor and the achievement of social justice. Corbyn’s second in command, John McDonnell, would, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, be in charge of the economy. Only five years ago, he said that the...
  • Birmingham [UK]: 400-strong vigilante mob forms to tackle crime "No trust in police"

    11/14/2018 7:46:55 PM PST · by NotaLowTBoomer · 44 replies
    Vigilante group of almost 400 people join forces to tackle crime in their area after spate of violent attacks left them with 'no trust in the police' 'We Stand Determined' is attempting to stop a wave of crime in Birmingham The group originally asked for more police officers but failed to get them Men and women are patrolling the streets after violent robberies and attacks
  • Discovery of velvet bag may solve gory mystery of Walter Raleigh’s missing head

    11/03/2018 7:33:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 72 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 28, revised October 31, 2018 | David Batty
    A red silk velvet bag found in the attic of West Horsley Place, former home of Raleigh’s son, could have been used by Raleigh’s widow to carry around his embalmed head, according to the stately home and a historical costume expert. Accounts of the beheading at the palace of Westminster, London, on 29 October 1618 record that the head was placed in a red bag, and that it and his body, wrapped in his nightgown, were taken away in a mourning coach by his widow. ...One biographer claimed his widow, Elizabeth, formerly Bess Throckmorton, a lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I, had...
  • Liberals Cry Louder for Single-Payer While England’s Single-Payer Nightmare Worsens

    10/30/2018 4:34:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    The 2018 midterms could be remembered as a turning point for America’s health care system.Until recently, only the far left of the Democratic Party openly called for the United States to completely abandon capitalism in our health care system in favor of socialized medicine. Few remember that when the Democrats last had control of the House of Representatives, in 2010, most Democrats chose to reject pushing for a single-payer health care model, despite the fact they had control of both houses of Congress and the White House. Even then-President Barack Obama, a longtime supporter of enacting a single-payer scheme, told...
  • BBC: Migrant caravan: 'May God soften Trump's heart'

    Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants are stuck at the Mexico-Guatemala border hoping to make it to the US. President Trump has warned them that he will shut down the southern US border so they cannot enter. This is the second large-scale caravan of Central American migrants this year. Video by Angélica M Casas and Peter Murtaugh in Guatemala
  • Wimbledon: Final set tie-breaks to be introduced in 2019

    10/19/2018 7:07:59 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 4 replies
    BBC Sport ^ | October 19, 2018
    Tie-breaks will be played at 12-12 in the final set at Wimbledon from next year, the All England Lawn Tennis Club has announced. It comes after the final set of Kevin Anderson's semi-final with John Isner this year lasted almost three hours. Afterwards South African Anderson, who eventually won the set 26-24, called for a rethink of the format. The AELTC said "the time had come" to introduce a tie-break method at "a reasonable point" in a deciding set. The winner will be the first player or team to reach seven points with an advantage of two or more points....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Edward the Confessor, King of England (Gueranger)

    10/12/2018 9:01:48 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble THIS GLORIOUS SAINT was like a beautiful lily, crowning the ancient branch of the kings of Wessex. The times had progressed since that sixth century, when the pagan Cerdic and other pirate chiefs from the North Sea scattered with ruins the island of saints. Having accomplished their mission of wrath, the Anglo-Saxons became instruments of grace to the land they had conquered. Evangelized by Rome, even as the Britons they had just chastized, they remembered, better than the latter, whence their salvation had come; a spring-tide blossoming of sanctity showed the pleasure God took once more in...
  • Male rapist who identifies as ‘female’ gets life sentence after assaults in women’s prison

    10/12/2018 7:01:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    WEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom, October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A biologically male rapist who “identifies” as a woman has received a life sentence for sexually assaulting four female inmates at an all-female facility, as well as for his previous offenses. Stephen Wood, a 52-year-old man and convicted sex offender and pedophile who now goes by the name "Karen White,” was incarcerated at the all-female New Hall Prison. He had previously pled guilty for raping one woman in 2003 and another in 2016, and was awaiting sentencing for stabbing a neighbor last year. Soon after arriving at the facility, he allegedly...
  • British Army Investigating Soldiers Who Posed for Photo with Tommy Robinson

    10/10/2018 8:11:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | OLIVER JJ LANE
    A group of soldiers are under investigation by the British Army after posing for a photograph with citizen journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson, with the force vowing to punish those involved. Britain’s officer class received a stark and distinct reminder that the majority of the nation’s fighting strength is drawn from white, working-class communities Tuesday when a group of two dozen uniformed soldiers bumped into Tommy Robinson at a motorway service station (rest area). The young soldiers were travelling from the Catterick Garrison, the British Army’s largest base, and had stopped at a motorway services, with some of the...
  • Muslims Want British Government to Ban Franklin Graham

    09/17/2018 9:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Muslim Council of Britain is calling on the British government to ban renowned evangelist Franklin Graham because they allege his views on Islam and same-sex marriage violate the nation's hate speech laws. Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is scheduled to lead a series of religious gatherings beginning Sept. 21. "In the past the government has banned individuals whom they claim are 'not conducive to the public good.' Mr. Graham's remarks are on record and clearly demonstrate a hatred for Muslims and other minorities," the organization said in a statement. One government leader...