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  • MP apologises for calling BBC racist over Papal update ‘black or white’ smoke tweet

    03/13/2013 10:27:53 PM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies
    The Drum, various ^ | March 13, 2013
    Labour MP David Lammy has apologised after accusing the BBC of being racist following its tweet which said "LIVE VIDEO: Chimney of Sistine Chapel as conclave votes for #Pope - will smoke be black or white?" Lammy replied saying: "This tweet from the BBC is crass and unnecessary. Do we really need silly innuendo about the race of the next Pope?" However, after receiving several messages alerting him to the fact that black smoke appears from a Vatican chimney when no decision has been made, and white smoke alerts the public to the election of a new Pope, the politician...
  • British MP: Jews Didn't Learn the Lesson from the Holocaust

    01/26/2013 1:08:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    A Liberal Democrat MP in Britain faces expulsion from the party for saying Jews had not learned from the murder of six million in the Holocaust in their treatment of Palestinian Authority Arabs, the Daily Mail reports. David Ward, MP for Bradford East, wrote on his own website that he was “saddened” that Jews “could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians…on a daily basis.” “Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution...
  • MP: Norwegian Blondes Dye Hair to Avoid Harrassments from Immigrants

    02/14/2012 6:11:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/12 | blogspotKitmanTV
    MP Christian Tybring-Gjedde - Thanks again to cecilie http://www.chinadroll.com/ Transcript below Dear National Congress, The Labour Party has turned Oslo into an ethnically divided city. In the Grorud Valley the indigenous population is moving out and non-Western immigrants are moving in. Norwegians feel ostracised in their own neighbourhoods children don't feel at ease in kindergartens, schools and leisure activities. No politicians should decide where people should live, but the reason behind thousands of people deciding to move away Is not something we politicians can just ignore. In the Grorud Valley blonde girls are harrassed into dying their hair dark. Children...
  • U.S. Army soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage

    11/01/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011
    A U.S. Army specialist has been arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on suspicion of espionage, an Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Specialist William Colton Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman, was taken into custody on October 28, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll told Reuters. Coppernoll said Millay, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was arrested following a joint espionage investigation conducted by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence special agents.
  • Islamic extremist whose internet posts inspired by woman who stabbed MP Timms jailed for 12 yrs.(UK)

    07/29/2011 4:20:06 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 8 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 29th July 2011
    Full Title: Islamic extremist whose internet posts were inspired by woman who stabbed MP Stephen Timms is jailed for 12 Years An IT graduate who posted messages on an Islamic extremist website calling on Muslims to attack British MPs who voted in favour of the war in Iraq was today jailed for 12 years. Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, 24, put the posts on US-based RevolutionMuslim.com a day after a Muslim woman had been jailed for trying to murder a senior Labour MP. He listed named pro-war politicians on the website and urged other would-be fanatics to 'raise the knife of jihad'...
  • 512th MPs return from Iraq; Army working to upgrade policing skills

    02/16/2011 2:23:05 PM PST · by darrellmaurina
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 2/16/2011 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 16, 2011) — Friends and family members from the 512th Military Police Company spent a year waiting for their soldiers to return from Iraq, but Tuesday night, they had to wait an hour less than expected when the buses bringing the troops arrived about an hour early at Fort Leonard Wood. Based in the Kirkuk and Diyala areas of Iraq, the company consisting of about 170 military police was responsible for training Iraqi personnel in 30 district headquarters, two regional training centers, and a police training academy as part of the American military pullout from...
  • Woman stabbed MP 'in revenge for Iraq war vote'

    11/01/2010 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Hatter6 · 9 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 01 Nov 2010 | The Daily Telegraph
    Mr Timms told the Old Bailey he thought Roshonara Choudhry, 21, was coming to shake hands, and she smiled before lunging at him on May 14 this year. Mr Timms, Labour MP for East Ham, was sent ''reeling and staggering'' before retreating into the men's toilets at the community centre in Beckton, east London. His assistant Andrew Bazeley prised the kitchen knife away from her and she was placed in a ''bear hug'' by a security guard before police arrived. Another knife was found in her bag. Choudhry told detectives she was trying to kill Mr Timms for ''punishment'' and...
  • 'Smiling' woman 'stabbed MP twice in stomach after confronting him about Iraq war'

    11/01/2010 1:03:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/1/10 | Rebecca Camber
    A Muslim woman tried to kill a Labour MP by stabbing him in the stomach 'in revenge' for him voting for the Iraq War, a court heard today. Roshonara Choudhry, 21, is accused of knifing Stephen Timms twice in a shock attack during a constituency surgery meeting after she greeted the MP with a smile and offered him the hand of friendship. A second later the fanatic allegedly lunged forward, repeatedly plunging a three inch kitchen knife into his stomach, sending the MP 'reeling and staggering' backwards, before staff jumped in to wrestle the blade from her grasp.
  • Italy to become next European country to ban burka

    10/07/2010 3:07:57 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:41 PM on 7th October 2010 | By Nick Pisa
    Italy is set to become the next European country to ban the burka after a government report ruled in favour of the proposed legislation. MPs from the anti-immigration Northern League party, a member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling right wing coalition, have presented the proposal in a bill.
  • Military Police Begin New Law, Order Mission in Basra

    07/15/2009 5:18:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 373+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Darryl L. Montgomery, USA
    CONTENGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, July 15, 2009 – A new law and order force is now on duty here to provide a safe and secure environment for servicemembers. Army Sgt. David Karlson, military policeman with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division’s 34th Military Police Company, approaches a vehicle to address a violation during a training exercise on Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, July 11, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darryl L. Montgomery   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Military police of the 34th Military Police Company began patrolling the base here July 11 due to the combined...
  • MP Expense Scandal Brings Tea Party Atmosphere to UK

    05/25/2009 6:29:29 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Pajams TV ^ | May 19, 2009 | Carol Gould
    This has never happened before: I had nearly completed a piece for Pajamas Media and then realized it was totally out of date within forty-eight hours. I had been trying to posit that British society is not conducive to the tea party movement that has been sweeping America. First, this is a small nation without recent experience of throwing off a colonial power. Some would argue that the brave defeat of Hitler by the British nation led by Winston Churchill was the ultimate spurning of a conqueror; the American “tea party” campaign is a peacetime social movement and obviously harks...
  • Following the Pork Trail of British Politicos

    05/25/2009 6:24:08 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 283+ views
    PajamasTV ^ | May 23, 2009 | Andrew Ian Dodge
    Those interested in how we are governed have been pretty engaged recently with President Obama’s budget and the pork that is flowing out of Washington, D.C. British taxpayers’ attention is equally engaged with the misuse of their money at the hands of their own government officials. Blogs such as Guido and The Devil’s Kitchen have repeatedly delved into these machinations. Guido has even provided a handy chart of the worst offenders. The Devil’s Kitchen lists a guide to what you receive when you become an MP. A damning piece in the Telegraph on the whole subject of MPs’ expenses has...
  • British MP Has Secret Meeting with Haniyeh in Gaza

    03/11/2009 5:42:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/09 | Avraham Zuroff
    (IsraelNN.com) British MP George Galloway met on Wednesday with Ismail Haniyeh, chief of the Hamas-led PA of Gaza, the Associated Press reports. The location of the meeting was undisclosed. In addition, Haniyeh’s office claims that the meeting actually took place on Tuesday. Haniyeh has tried to conceal his movement ever since the IDF began Operation ‘Cast Lead’ against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
  • Sarah Palin gives MP the brush-off

    03/10/2009 6:53:36 AM PDT · by redk · 60 replies · 3,408+ views
    Sarah Palin, the Alaskan governor and one-time Republican vice-presidential candidate (pictured), has delivered a humiliating snub to Tory MP Edward Leigh. Like a number of other misguided souls, the former Tory minister appears to have developed something of a crush on Palin, or the ‘pitbull in lipstick’ as she dubbed herself. Such was his ardour that he took the extraordinary step of asking her to have dinner with him and some chums at the House of Commons.
  • Military Police Company Shifts Efforts From Rustamiyah

    02/26/2009 3:56:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 353+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Howard Alperin, USA
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq – Not every Soldier gets an opportunity to close down a military forward operating base. Soldiers from the 340th Army Reserve Unit, Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, recently did just that by leaving Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah to relocate to Camp Liberty thanks to a security agreement that hands over the FOB to Iraqis in March. The MPs are expected to stay the remainder of their deployment at Camp Liberty before returning stateside in the spring of 2009, while continuing their daily missions of overseeing checkpoints and police transition team training with...
  • How Democracies Perish British Edition (A conservative MP arrested criticizes the government)

    12/02/2008 7:05:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 684+ views
    http://pajamasmedia.com/ ^ | 12/2/08 | Roger Kimball
    The horrific story of the latest adventure conducted by the religion of peace in Bombay riveted the public’s attention to such an extent that one of the most egregious violations of political freedom in a Western democracy has, at least on this side of the Atlantic, gone almost without comment. I mean the sudden arrest in London last week of of Damian Green, a conservative MP and Shadow Minister for Immigration, who was seized by anti-terrorist personnel from the Metropolitan police, held for questioning for 9 hours, and whose private papers and computer files in his home and office in...
  • Hanging out with a buddy: Military Police use rappelling with their dogs to build trust

    10/18/2008 9:10:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,133+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Knuppel and Dag were inquisitive. They tilted their heads and looked up as soldiers of the 18th Military Police Detachment rappelled down a 40-foot-tall tower on Fort Huachuca on Friday. Sniffing the air, their eyes tracked the downward movement of the MPs as their ears were alert to noise from the soldiers. They would occasionally wag their tails in anticipation of doing something, why else would they be on a lead with their handlers standing by them. But it wasn’t going to be their normal exercise of searching for explosives, Knuppel’s specialty, or drugs, Dag’s specialty, or...
  • MP Soldiers Build Rapport With Iraqi Citizens

    06/05/2008 5:27:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 67+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Grant T. Okubo, USA
    Sgt. Joseph Quirarte, a non-commissioned officer from Pacifica, Calif., takes a moment to hold an Iraqi child while on patrol in a neighborhood near the forward operating base, May 31. Quirarte serves with Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Photo by Spc. Grant Okubo. FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY — Patriot Brigade Soldiers of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, exuded a genuine, vested interest for the community as they patrolled neighborhoods surrounding Forward Operating Base Loyalty, May 31. Soldiers assigned to Military Police Platoon, Headquarters...
  • Metropolitan Laurus deceased

    03/16/2008 3:00:26 PM PDT · by kawaii · 12 replies · 754+ views
    interfax ^ | March 16 | intefax
    Metropolitan Laurus deceased http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=dujour&div=163 New York, March 16, Interfax – First hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Metropolitan Laurus of Eastern America and New York Diocese deceased on Sunday at the age of 80, the ROCOR website has reported. Metropolitan Laurus passed away on the Feast of Orthodoxy. He was born Vassily Mikhailovich Skurla on January 1, 1928, in the village of Ladomirova, present day Slovakia. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1950, and became a hieromonk in 1954. Fr. Laurus graduated from the Holy Trinity Theological Seminary in 1954 and was appointed its inspector in...
  • The extraordinary £22,000 shopping list of luxury goods every MP can buy at YOUR expense

    03/14/2008 6:04:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 416+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/14/08 | DANIEL MARTIN
    Revealed: The extraordinary £22,000 shopping list of luxury goods every MP can buy at YOUR expense Last updated at 07:50am on 14th March 2008 John Lewis: The store is the benchmark against which MPs can claim expenses An extraordinary portrait of how MPs are kitting out their homes with luxury goods at the taxpayer's expense has been revealed. They are allowed to claim a total of £22,000 for a range of items ranging from a £200 food processor and a £750 high-definition TV to £10,000 for a new kitchen and £6,000 for a bathroom. The secret list of 38 items...
  • Female MPs Train Female IPs on Search Techniques

    02/19/2008 3:20:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 48+ views
    Yassmin Khudair, a policewoman in Diyala Iraqi Police force, searches Spc. Stephanie Beachley of the 202nd Military Police Company during female search training Feb. 16 at the Iraqi police headquarters in Baqubah. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Bassett, 4/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs. < BAQUBAH — Terrorist networks in Iraq have demonstrated their willingness to use women to conduct attacks against Coalition and Iraqi security forces, as well as innocent Iraqi citizens. In Diyala province alone, there have been four female suicide bomb attacks since late November. To help combat this threat, military policewomen with the...
  • Inquiry Launched Into 'Bugging" Muslim MP

    02/03/2008 9:56:30 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 161+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2008 | Robert Winnett
    Inquiry launched into 'bugging' of Muslim MP By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 1:52am GMT 04/02/2008 Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, has launched a formal inquiry into claims a senior Labour Muslim MP had been bugged during private meetings with a constituent. David Davis' bugging warning letter in full Leader: Reasoning to listen with Sadiq Khan MP Scotland Yard is alleged to have eavesdropped on meetings between Sadiq Khan, a Government whip, and a terrorist suspect currently being held in prison. The police and security services have been barred from bugging MPs for more than 40 years. Watch:...
  • Kenya Peace Talks Called Off As Second MP Shot

    01/31/2008 6:45:55 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 153+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-1-2008 | David Blair
    Kenya peace talks called off as second MP shot By David Blair, Diplomatic Editor Last Updated: 1:55am GMT 01/02/2008 Talks designed to end the political crisis in Kenya were called off yesterday after police shot dead an opposition MP. Telegraph TV: Crisis hits Kenya's vital flower market David Kimutai Too, who died in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret, was the second MP from the opposition Orange Democratic Movement to have been murdered this week. Mugabe Were, another backbencher, was killed on Tuesday in Nairobi. His death provoked more unrest, with police tear-gassing mourners outside his home. Mr Too's murder...
  • Vitamin D Deficiency Study Raises New Questions About Disease And Supplements

    01/26/2008 10:56:49 PM PST · by blam · 78 replies · 1,902+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-27-2008 | Autoimmunity Research Foundation
    Vitamin D Deficiency Study Raises New Questions About Disease And Supplements ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2008) — Low blood levels of vitamin D have long been associated with disease, and the assumption has been that vitamin D supplements may protect against disease. However, this new research demonstrates that ingested vitamin D is immunosuppressive and that low blood levels of vitamin D may be actually a result of the disease process. Supplementation may make the disease worse. In a new report Trevor Marshall, Ph.D., professor at Australia’s Murdoch University School of Biological Medicine and Biotechnology, explains how increased vitamin D intake affects...
  • Rochester-based soldiers return home

    11/14/2007 3:42:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 196+ views
    Post-Bulletin ^ | 11/14/2007 | Post-Bulletin
    Flags, applause, hugs and tears greeted 27 soldiers from the Rochester-based 79th Military Police Co. of the Army Reserve as they rolled into the city this morning for a homecoming celebration. Flags and motorcycles from the Minnesota Patriot Guard as well as nearly 200 family and friends were waiting for the soldiers as they returned to their unit's home after 14 months on active duty, mostly in Iraq. Fire trucks were parked on U.S. 52 overpasses as another greeting, and firefighters at the Army Reserve Center pulled out the ladder on their truck to hang the American flag from it....
  • Two N.Y.-based Alaskans killed in Iraq

    11/12/2007 10:37:25 AM PST · by RDTF · 6 replies · 173+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Nov 7, 2007 | not specified
    Two soldiers from Alaska were among four killed in Iraq on Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee, the U.S. Department of Defense said today. Staff Sgt. Carletta S. Davis, 34, of Anchorage and Sgt. Derek T. Stenroos, 24, of North Pole were serving with a unit from Fort Drum, N.Y., post spokesmen said in a written statement. They died during combat operations in Tal Al-Dahab, Iraq. Davis was assigned to the 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). Stenroos was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat...
  • Vatican's honest position furthers dialogue - Metropolitan Kirill

    07/13/2007 5:05:08 AM PDT · by kawaii · 2 replies · 413+ views
    interfax ^ | 11 July 2007, 10:00 | interfax
    11 July 2007, 10:00 Vatican's honest position furthers dialogue - Metropolitan Kirill Moscow, July 11, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has called "honest" the position of the Vatican published in a document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stating that the Catholic Church is the only Church approved by Christ. "It is an honest statement. It is much better than the so-called 'church diplomacy'." It shows how close or, on the contrary, how divided we are," Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, who heads the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, told journalists in Moscow....
  • Anti-Syrian MP mourned in Lebanon

    06/14/2007 7:35:46 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 1 replies · 189+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 14 June 2007, 14:23 GMT 15:23 UK | BBC News
    The funeral has taken place in Lebanon of an anti-Syrian MP killed in a bomb attack in Beirut. A day of national mourning was declared after Walid Eido and nine other people were killed on Wednesday in the city's mainly Muslim Manara district. Thousands of supporters of the Western-backed government lined the streets for the funeral procession. Shops, banks and schools were closed. He is the sixth leading anti-Syrian figure to be killed since 2005. Syria has condemned the killing and denied any involvement. The foreign ministry said the allegations that it was responsible were part of a campaign of...
  • Act of Canonical Communion signed in Moscow

    05/17/2007 8:34:10 AM PDT · by kawaii · 29 replies · 628+ views
    interfax ^ | 17 May 2007, 10:33 | interfax
    17 May 2007, 10:33 Act of Canonical Communion signed in Moscow (updated) Moscow, May 17, Interfax - The Act of Canonical Communion between the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia and abroad was signed at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral on Thursday morning. The historic document was signed by Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia and by First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Metropolitan Laurus. The ceremony is being attended by President Vladimir Putin, several thousands Orthodox believers, including believers who have arrived from abroad, and about 500 journalists. The Christ the Savior Cathedral is...
  • MP puts his 'big foot' in it [so rare 'Big foot' risks extinction and should be protected]

    05/04/2007 10:07:18 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 250+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 05-04-2007 | staff writer
    BIGFOOT, the legendary hairy man-beast said to roam the wildernesses of North America, is so rare it risks extinction and should be protected, according to a slightly confused Canadian MP. "The debate over their existence is moot in the circumstance of their tenuous hold on merely existing," reads a petition presented by Mike Lake to Parliament. "Therefore, the petitioners request the House of Commons to establish . . . legislation to affect immediate protection of Bigfoot."
  • Bombing Backfires By Uniting Iraq's MPs

    04/14/2007 6:34:04 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 796+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-14-2007 | Robert Watson - Aqeel Hussein
    Bombing backfires by uniting Iraq's MPs By Robert Watson and Aqeel Hussein in Baghdad, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 11:54pm BST 14/04/2007 The bombing of Iraq's parliament by suspected al-Qaeda militants appears to have backfired by uniting Sunni and Shia politicians against a common enemy. The Iraqi parliament holds a special session one day after the blast An alliance of Sunni insurgent groups that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack, in which an MP died and more than 20 other people were injured. Shia parliamentarians had previously voiced disquiet at the security threat posed by their Sunni colleagues,...
  • Diocese of Korsun suspends its participation in Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of France

    03/27/2007 7:27:19 AM PDT · by kawaii · 2 replies · 357+ views
    interfax ^ | 27 March 2007, 16:20 | interfax
    27 March 2007, 16:20 Moscow Patriarchate's diocese of Korsun suspends its participation in Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of France Paris, February 27, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church's diocese of Korsun has sustained its participation in the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of France (AOBF) because of 'crisis developments' in its work. The AOBF is an advisory body of bishops belonging to various Orthodox jurisdictions existing in France. It is led by a representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The clergy and laity of the French deanery of the Korsun diocesan at their meeting chaired by the ruling bishop, Innokenty (Vasilyev)...
  • Man takes woman hostage at MP's office

    03/25/2007 10:18:20 PM PDT · by jdm · 2 replies · 284+ views
    AAP via The Australian ^ | March 26, 2007
    A MAN armed with a rifle has fired a shot and taken a woman hostage in the Cairns electorate office of a Queensland state Labor MP, authorities say. Police are negotiating with the man, who entered the office of Cook MP Jason O'Brien about noon. The man, who is known to police, fired a shot but it is understood no one was hurt. Mr O'Brien was not in the office. A witness told Southern Cross radio that several city blocks had been cordoned off by police about 2.30pm (AEST) and city workers were being evacuated from their offices. "In talking...
  • Tories Sack MP Who Attacked 'Idle' Black Troops

    03/08/2007 3:06:42 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 456+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-8-2007 | Sally Peck
    Tories sack MP who attacked 'idle' black troops By Sally Peck Last Updated: 7:45pm GMT 08/03/2007 A Conservative front-bencher who accused "idle and useless" ethnic minorities in the Army of using allegations of racism as a cover for their poor performance has been forced to stand down. Patrick Mercer Patrick Mercer, the shadow homeland security minister and a former colonel, claimed that being subjected to slurs like "black bastard" and other racial abuse is common, and to be expected, in the Armed Forces. "I came across a lot of ethnic minority soldiers who were idle and useless, but who used...
  • Japanese MP Says Japan Could Become Chinese Province

    02/27/2007 10:57:38 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 778+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-27-2007 | Justin McCurry - Jonathan Watts
    Japanese MP says Japan could become Chinese province · 'Hegemony' warning raises tension with Beijing · Comment follows US concern over China Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Jonathan Watts in Beijing Tuesday February 27, 2007 Guardian Unlimited (UK) Happier times: The Chinese foreign minister, Li Zhaoxing (r), is welcomed by his Japanese counterpart, Taro Aso, at talks in Tokyo last month. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AP A senior official in Japan's ruling party has warned that his country could become "just another Chinese province" within the next 20 years if Beijing's military development continues at its current rapid rate. In a speech...
  • ROCOR criticizes the EP for ‘perpetual interference’ in the Russian Orthodox Church’s affaires

    02/18/2007 4:18:05 PM PST · by kawaii · 60 replies · 486+ views
    interfax ^ | 16 February 2007, 16:42 | interfax
    16 February 2007, 16:42 ROCOR criticizes the Constantinople Patriarchate for ‘perpetual interference’ in the Russian Orthodox Church’s affaires Paris, February 16, Interfax - The problems in relationships between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Patriarchate of Constantinople arise because of the latter, Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) said. He said he meant Constantinople’s ‘perpetual interference in Russian affaires.’ ‘Their interference has become large-scale since 1917, the year of the Bolshevik revolution, when they started meddling with the Russian matters, and it goes on in Estonia and Ukraine,’ the archbishop told the participants of the...
  • Virgin Mary said to appear to an American; bless opposition to unity [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    02/08/2007 7:01:33 AM PST · by kawaii · 41 replies · 733+ views
    interfax ^ | 2/8/07 | interfax
    08 February 2007, 11:26 Virgin Mary said to appear to an American lover of foul language and bless opposition to ROCOR’s unity with the Church in Russia New York, February 8, Interfax - The anonymous creator of the ROCORNEWS website has stated that the Virgin Mary with a host of saints appeared to him during his night walk with his dog in the Central Park in New York. ‘The vision’ is now given all kinds of interpretation by irreconcilable opponents of unity between the Russian Church Abroad and the Moscow Patriarchate, who see in this statement a sign of heavenly...
  • Russian Orthodox Church to be fully reunified May 17

    12/26/2006 9:13:01 AM PST · by kawaii · 43 replies · 606+ views
    Interfax Religion ^ | 26 December 2006 | Interfax Religion
    26 December 2006 Russian Orthodox Church to be fully reunified May 17 Moscow, December 26, Interfax - The unity of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) will be fully restored on May 17, 2007, on Ascension Day, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, the Moscow Patriarchate's chief spokesman, told journalists following a Synod session. Patriarch Alexy II and ROCOR Primate Metropolitan Laurus will sign the Act of Canonical Communion on this day, he said. The signing ceremony is to take place at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow before a Divine Liturgy...
  • Military Police Battalion Prepares to Return to Fort Drum

    12/11/2006 5:32:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 379+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Michael J. Taylor
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2006 — Soldiers of the 10th Sustainment Brigade’s 91st Military Police Battalion handed over responsibility to the 385th MP Battalion from Fort Stewart, Ga., during a transfer of authority here Dec. 6, as they prepare to head back home to Fort Drum. "To the troopers of Task Force Vigilant, let there be no doubt in your mind that you have made a difference in the country of Afghanistan and to the people of Afghanistan." Army Col. Larry D. Wyche Joint Logistics Command commander During the 91st MP Battalion’s year-long tour, the 500-plus soldier task force...
  • 'Emotional rollercoaster' hits war hero (Kentucky National Guard Bronze Star recipient)

    12/02/2006 11:44:51 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 11 replies · 1,461+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday December 3rd, 2006 | Sharon Cohen
    Spc. Ashley Pullen wasn't thinking about the dozens of Iraqi insurgents who had just ambushed the convoy. Or their piles of guns and grenades or the bullets ripping through the air around her. Her bloody comrade lay on the road south of Baghdad, and she had to help the gravely wounded soldier — fast. So she hustled as quickly as her short legs would carry her, ignoring the heat, the ferocious battle and her heavy gear. She ran 100, 200, 300 feet — the length of a football field. It was March 20, 2005, the day Pullen, a member of...
  • MP is against Constantinople’s attempts to intervene in other Orthodox Churches’ affairs

    11/22/2006 7:31:01 AM PST · by kawaii · 28 replies · 395+ views
    interfax ^ | 22 November 2006, 14:54 | interfax
    22 November 2006, 14:54 Moscow Patriarchate is against Constantinople’s attempts to intervene in other Orthodox Churches’ affairs Moscow, November 22, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church denies that the Patriarchate of Constantinople can intervene in internal affairs of other Churches and urges to prevent division in the Orthodox world. ‘We deny the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s capacity to intervene in the jurisdiction of other Churches. This idea separates us from Rome at present,’ said the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad at the opening of the annual Radonezh festival of Orthodox...
  • ROCOR leading clergyman urges his fellow servants not to become outcasts in the Orthodox world

    11/03/2006 6:54:26 AM PST · by kawaii · 4 replies · 231+ views
    interfax ^ | 11/3/06 | interfax
    3 November 2006, 14:58 ROCOR leading clergyman urges his fellow servants not to become outcasts in the Orthodox world New York, November 3, Interfax - The signing of the ‘Act of Canonical Communion’ would ensure the future of the self-governing Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and place it on ‘a solid canonical foundation.’ Such is the view of Very Rev. Alexander Lebedev, secretary of the ROCOR Commission on the talks with the Moscow Patriarchate. In an article published on the ROCOR website he noted that the earlier grounds for the ROCOR independent existence cannot be justified at present, when...
  • Muslim MP Tells Veiled Class Assistant To Give Up Fight (UK)

    10/20/2006 6:36:10 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 417+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-21-2006 | Paul Stokes
    Muslim MP tells veiled class assistant to give up fight By Paul Stokes Last Updated: 1:45am BST 21/10/2006 The row over the Muslim teaching assistant who was suspended for failing to remove her veil during lessons deepened yesterday as a Muslim MP urged her to give up the fight. Mrs Azmi has been suspended on full pay since February Shahid Malik, the MP for Dewsbury, called on Aishah Azmi, 24, to drop the argument. He said: "I would appeal to Mrs Azmi just to let this thing go. There is no real support for it." He added that the tribunal...
  • Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Denounces Moscow's "3rd Rome" Theory

    10/08/2006 7:06:19 AM PDT · by kawaii · 68 replies · 2,171+ views
    ORTHODOXOS TYPOS ^ | 15-09-2004 10:15 | ORTHODOXOS TYPOS
    "ORTHODOXOS TYPOS": Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Denounces Moscow's "3rd Rome" Theory According to the Athens newspaper To Vima of 8 July 2004, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew responded to the "3rd Rome" theory of the Patriarch of Moscow (which had been brought up for discussion during the 8th International Assemblage of the Russian Orthodox Church) by calling it "...foolish, hubristic, and blasphemous," because "...it resounds with the spirit of caesarpapism and vaticanism; something totally unacceptable to the Orthodox Church." To Vima went on to report that the Ecumenical Patriarch replied specifically to the positions and arguments posited by the attending Church hierarchy and...
  • AN MP in Baghdad Part II

    09/20/2006 2:46:48 PM PDT · by concretebob · 10 replies · 391+ views
    Us Calvary OnPoint ^ | 20 September 2006 | Anonymous MP
    I was fortunate. I had both a pack of cigarettes AND a tasty beverage on my person to enjoy during the upcoming hour and a half stuck in the bunker as various high ranking folks combed the FOB to see if anybody had been hapless enough to get vaporized. Oh, and to make sure there were no unexploded surprises sputtering away in the middle of darkened roadways to disturb any late night treks to the loo. Actually, we were only in the 'sandbag sauna' for about 20 minutes--a new record in speedy Bomb Damage Assessment. So we were sitting in...
  • An MP in Baghdad (Part 1 of 3) by Anonymous MP

    09/19/2006 9:06:28 AM PDT · by concretebob · 11 replies · 583+ views
    US Calvary OnPoint ^ | 18 September 2006 | Anonymous MP
    What would you do differently if you knew that you were going to die today? Really knew it? In the 'normal' world, we may wonder about death every so often, usually after watching a disturbing movie, or maybe after we see an obituary of someone we once knew in the paper. But, unless you are grappling with a serious illness, or wondering what that semi is doing crossing into your rain-soaked lane at 4 a.m., or have decided that skydiving this weekend might be a great way to "bond" with your new girlfriend, it probably doesn't seem like a real...
  • ON Point Exclusive: An MP in Baghdad (Part 1 of 3) by Anonymous MP

    09/19/2006 8:35:48 AM PDT · by concretebob · 3 replies · 282+ views
    US Calvary OnPoint ^ | 19 September 2006 | Anonymous MP
    What would you do differently if you knew that you were going to die today? Really knew it? In the 'normal' world, we may wonder about death every so often, usually after watching a disturbing movie, or maybe after we see an obituary of someone we once knew in the paper. But, unless you are grappling with a serious illness, or wondering what that semi is doing crossing into your rain-soaked lane at 4 a.m., or have decided that skydiving this weekend might be a great way to "bond" with your new girlfriend, it probably doesn't seem like a real...
  • Birkenhead MP calls for end to mass immigration(UK)

    08/02/2006 7:59:47 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 6 replies · 392+ views
    Daily Post ^ | Jul 31 2006 | Alan Weston
    BIRKENHEAD MP Frank Field has called for a halt to mass immigration to the United Kingdom. He described the current movement of people to the country as a "revolution" and likened it to "Stalin's forced migration of Ukraine." The former minister called on the Government to establish a quota system for migrant workers and to impose a ban on movement from the new EU member states until all European partners agreed to open up their labour markets. This is not the first time Mr Field has raised the immigration issue. Last month he warned that mainstream parties were "living on...
  • Bush: U.S. to Send More Military Police to Baghdad

    07/25/2006 4:32:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 328+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 25, 2006 – Additional U.S. military police will deploy to Baghdad to serve alongside Iraqi law enforcement officers, President Bush said here today following a White House meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The move is part of a new strategy to stem stepped up insurgent violence plaguing the city. "This plan will involve embedding more U.S. military police with Iraqi police units to make them more effective," Bush said in a news briefing. The reinforcements will be sent to Baghdad in coming weeks from other parts of Iraq, Bush said. "Our military commanders tell me that...
  • (Dutch ) MP Told She Is 'Not Citizen'

    05/16/2006 7:14:31 PM PDT · by blam · 156 replies · 2,608+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-17-2006 | Joan Clements
    MP told she is 'not a citizen' By Joan Clements in The Hague (Filed: 17/05/2006) The Dutch MP who lied to gain asylum fought back tears yesterday as she confirmed she was resigning her seat after being told her citizenship may be withdrawn. Somalian-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali also said she was leaving for America. She said her job was now "impossible" after a "shocking" letter from Rita Verdonk, the immigration minister, saying Miss Hirsi Ali could no longer consider herself Dutch because of the lies she told the immigration authorities in 1992.