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  • Fuel strike: Tories send out former fireman MP to douse flames of petrol panic

    03/30/2012 1:57:22 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 29 Mar 2012 | James Kirkup
    Mike Penning, the Transport minister and former fireman, turned out today to hose down the political row ignited by Francis Maude’s suggestion that motorists store petrol in jerry cans at home. .. Sales of petrol and diesel increased dramatically as motorists flocked to garages to fill up following controversial advice from the Government ahead of a possible strike by fuel tanker drivers. Petrol sales shot up by 81 per cent and diesel by 43 per cent, according to the Petrol Retailers Association, which represents around 5,500 garages across the UK. ... Moves to start peace talks aimed at averting a...
  • Tell the truth about Islam (A spirited broadside against Islamofascist enablers in the UK)

    03/20/2012 3:53:57 PM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 19, 2012 | Pat Condell
    This is a video posting; please click on the YouTube link to view.
  • Drug-resistant "white plague" lurks among rich and poor

    03/19/2012 8:24:45 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies · 1+ views
    al-Reuters ^ | 19MAR2012 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON (Reuters)- On New Year's Eve 2004, after months of losing weight and suffering fevers, night sweats and shortness of breath, student Anna Watterson was taken into hospital coughing up blood. It was strange to be diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB)- an ancient disease associated with poverty - especially since Watterson was a well-off trainee lawyer living in the affluent British capital of London. Yet it was also a relief, she says, finally to know what had been making her ill for so long. But when Watterson's infection refused to yield to the three-pronged antibiotic attack doctors prescribed to fight it,...
  • 16-year-old bride's REAL Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (guests please dress smart... electronic tags incl.)

    03/09/2012 4:13:26 PM PST · by Stoat · 62 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 9, 2012 | DEBORAH ARTHURS
    <p>The 16-year-old star of Channel 4 reality TV show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings today married the boy who 'grabbed' her in a disco last year.</p> <p>Cheyenne Pidgley of Hersham, Surrey, wed 18-year-old fellow Traveller John McFadyen in a ceremony held at St Peter's church this afternoon, with 200 family and friends in attendance.</p>
  • Poltergeist Plagues Family Home

    03/07/2012 4:37:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Sunderland Echo ^ | Wednesday 7 March 2012
    SPOOKY goings-on at a Hendon house are scaring the living daylights out of a mum and her six children. Marie Williams believes that spirits are haunting her home, trashing rooms, causing sulphurous smells, opening and closing curtains, throwing objects around and even scratching her. Paranormal experts have all recorded unexplained activity in the Victorian home, in Toward Road, but say the spirits are too strong for them to remove. Marie, 34, is now pleading for help or else she feels she will be forced to move house. In the past year, the incidents have escalated from hearing footsteps when no...
  • Will There Always Be an England?

    03/07/2012 8:13:43 AM PST · by bayouranger · 27 replies ^ | 07MAR12 | Bruce Bawer
    It’s always refreshing when mainstream-media bigwigs are actually honest about the prejudices that guide their institutions. So one could only applaud when Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC, admitted the other day something that is already obvious to anyone who watches or listens to the Beeb – namely, that the folks who run the shop are as quick to broadcast works that mock Christianity as they are to forbid the mockery of, shall we say, certain other faiths, and that the main reason is, quite simply, fear. Thompson actually gave three reasons for the BBC’s all-religions-are-not-created-equal policy. First, he said...
  • Head of state 'funded al-Qaeda and knew of 7/7 terror attacks'

    02/27/2012 8:44:34 AM PST · by bayouranger · 20 replies ^ | 25FEB12 | By Christopher Hope, and Robert Winnett
    Members of an Asian head of state's family have funded al-Qaeda and had advance knowledge of the July 7 terrorist attacks on London, according to claims made public by MPs and peers on Friday. A Parliamentary committee published a document revealing the details of one of Britain’s last remaining super-injunctions. In the submission to the 26-member committee, Mark Burby, a businessman based in the Channel Islands, claimed that he had been gagged by the “ex-spouse of an Asian head of state” in 2009. He said the “Asian head of state” — who he does not identify — was a “substantial”...
  • Hamas Supporter Speaking on London Campus

    02/27/2012 8:04:38 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24FEB12 | IPT News
    London's Queen Mary University will allow Hamas-supporter Azzam Tamimi to address the student body on Tuesday, at a Palestine Solidarity Society event called "One State or Two State Solution." The move has sparked outrage on the campus because of Tamimi's outspoken support for terrorism and the destruction of Israel. "Anybody in the world, with faith or without faith, must come together in order to eradicate this cancer from the body of humanity," Tamimi said about Israel on a 2006 YouTube video of a London "al-Quds Day" rally. "It is just a matter of time. You count my words and you...
  • Mystery virus kills thousands of lambs

    02/26/2012 11:43:52 AM PST · by null and void · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9:00PM GMT 25 Feb 2012 | Cole Moreton
    The Schmallenberg virus causes lambs to be born dead or with serious deformities such as fused limbs and twisted necks, which mean they cannot survive. 74 farms across southern and eastern England have been hit by the virus, which arrived in this country in January. A thousand farms in Europe have reported cases since the first signs of the virus were seen in the German town of Schmallenberg last summer. Infected ewes do not show any symptoms of the virus until they give birth, with horrific results. Farmers have described delivering the deformed and stillborn animals as heartbreaking. There are...
  • Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue from 1811 becomes online hit

    02/25/2012 7:40:35 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies · 1+ views
    It was first available when Britain was under threat from Napoleon but it has now been re-published for free at the Project Gutenberg online digital library. The book includes gems suchs as 'ace of spades' for a widow, 'all-a-mort' to be struck dumb, and 'angling for farthings', which means to beg out of a prison window with a cap or box. The dictionary has already become an online hit. A selection of words can be found here. Explaining the book in the preface at the time, the author writes "The merit of Captain Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has...
  • Gay marriage: David Cameron faces church backlash over 'cultural vandalism'

    02/20/2012 11:33:55 PM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Feb 2012` | John Bingham
    Mr Cameron, who has publicly pledged his support for gay marriage, is facing a growing backlash from within his own party over the proposal to redefine the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples He is now facing the prospect of an open breach with prominent religious figures – just a week after leading Conservatives voiced their support for Christianity following a series of court rulings which reinforced the secularisation of Britain. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, yesterday joined Lord Brennan, the barrister and peer, to launch the “Coalition For Marriage”, a new cross-party campaign to designed...
  • London-based oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers(saudi Aramco)

    02/20/2012 8:25:15 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies · 2+ views ^ | 18FEB12 | Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen in Miami
    A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company. Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still...
  • When George Washington Became Great

    02/20/2012 7:07:34 AM PST · by yinandyang · 23 replies · 1+ views
    City Journal ^ | Myron Magnet
    -snip- Washington had made every mistake in the book in the New York campaign. He had misread the enemy’s intentions; he had divided his forces in the face of superior numbers; he had provided no cavalry; he had hesitated almost fatally to get his army out of Manhattan once he grasped the folly of keeping it there; he had allowed Greene to persuade him against his better judgment to keep men in Fort Washington; he had allowed a wealth of precious tents, flour, ordnance, and ammunition at Forts Washington and Lee to fall into enemy hands. And now, on December...
  • Rev John Suddards: The Dangers of Fulfilling a Christian Duty

    02/17/2012 12:13:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 Feb 2012 | Peter Stanford
    SNIP The 59-year-old unmarried vicar had arrived last July at the parish of St Mary’s in the quiet medieval market town of Thornbury in south Gloucestershire. It was to be, the former barrister had said, a “retirement posting”, closer to his extended family in Dorset than his previous incumbency in Essex. But that didn’t mean he was cutting any corners in his ministry. In a sermon last October, Mr Suddards spoke of what he called “his Christian duty” to open the door of his vicarage to all vulnerable strangers and offer them shelter and support. “It’s a bit risky,” he...
  • British Islamist launches anti-Hindu Shariah4India group

    02/13/2012 7:05:06 AM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies ^ | 10FEB12 | People of Shambhala
    Anjem Choudary, a British Islamist who described himself as "in the camp" of Osama bin Laden, has founded Shariah4Hind (India). Choudary has headed several radical Islamist organizations in Britain, including Islam4UK. All of these organizations were proscribed by the UK Government in 2010. However, despite swearing allegiance to Osama bin Laden on CNN, he has been able to continue his propaganda activities with virtual impunity. Choudary's new website comes in the wake of a failed coup in Bangladesh, one of India's neighbors, by members of the radical pan-Islamic party Hizb ut Tahrir, as well as a successful coup in the...
  • London jihad plotters told to claim benefits to fund training (Jizya=Jihad)

    02/08/2012 2:38:43 PM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies ^ | 07FEB12 | Not Listed
    We already knew that Islamic polygamy is robbing the welfare system blind, and we have seen other cases of jihadists milking the system for benefits (see also: Anjem Chaudary). Here is another. An update on this story. "Terror Trial: London Plotters 'Told To Claim Benefits To Fund Jihad Training'," from the Press Association, February 7 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): An al Qaeda-inspired extremist called on British Muslims to claim benefits to raise funds for a terrorist training camp, a court has heard. Usman Khan, 20, was secretly recorded talking about plans to recruit UK radicals to attend the...
  • The sayings and sermons of Abu Qatada al-Filistini(UK)

    02/08/2012 1:41:50 PM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07FEB12 | Not Listed
    Abu Qatada is known as a dangerously radical preacher. So what has he actually been saying? ABU QATADA has been called the "most significant extremist preacher in the UK", "al-Qaeda's spiritual leader in Europe" and "a truly dangerous individual". News of his upcoming release from jail this week - albeit on stringent bail conditions – has caused outrage, with even his defence team suggesting he poses a "grave risk" to national security. Why is Abu Qatada being freed and can he ever be deported? So what does this radical Muslim cleric actually preach? Here are some of the things he...
  • Capello resigns as England manager

    02/08/2012 12:22:08 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | Feb. 8, 2012 | Reuters
    The Italian coach's resignation came after he met with FA chairman David Bernstein to discuss the ruling body's decision to remove the England captaincy from defender John Terry until he stands trial in July for racially abusing an opponent. "In a meeting for over an hour, Fabio's resignation was accepted and he will leave the post of England Manager with immediate effect," the FA said. Capello disagreed with the FA's decision to strip Terry of the captaincy and spoke out in an interview on Italian television on Sunday.
  • Lesbian parents 'betrayed' by gay father demanding to see his son

    02/08/2012 10:27:28 AM PST · by massmike · 35 replies ^ | 02/08/2012 | n/a
    A two-year-old boy with "three parents" - his lesbian mother, her partner and a gay father - is at the centre of an Appeal Court test case on the status of "alternative" families. The mother says she made a pact with the father during a restaurant meeting before the boy was conceived that she and her lover would fill the role of "primary parents" within a "nuclear family" and that he would not stand on his paternal rights. But now she and her partner say they feel "bitter and betrayed" after the father - a former close friend who attended...
  • AL-QAEDA is trying to recruit WOMEN to carry out suicide bombings in the UK, MPs warn today.

    02/07/2012 9:55:00 AM PST · by bayouranger · 15 replies ^ | 06FEB12 | GRAEME WILSON, Deputy Political Editor
    It is using extremist websites to radicalise the angels of death, says their chilling report. The Commons home affairs committee says it has heard evidence the terror group is "specifically launching and targeting women for violent acts". It is already a deadly tactic in the Middle East, where growing numbers of Palestinian women are volunteering for suicide missions against Israel. The MPs' report comes days after four Islamic extremists admitted plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange. Woolwich Crown Court heard how the gang — who also had London mayor Boris Johnson on a hit list — had been brainwashed...