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  • Oxford student wrongly accused of rape endured two years of hell (tr)

    05/18/2018 3:44:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5/17/18 | Martin Evans
    Oxford student wrongly accused of rape endured two years of hell because police were too busy with Jimmy Savile cases An Oxford University student spent two years on bail accused of rape because police claimed they were too busy dealing with other reports in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, a damning report has revealed. Oliver Mears, 19, was accused of raping a woman at a house party in July 2015, but was not charged until June 2017. Just days before he was due to stand trial in January this year, prosecutors announced they were dropping the case due...
  • Adm. Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA overhaul as director of central intelligence, dies at 94

    01/18/2018 6:09:39 PM PST · by Borges · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/18/2018 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Retired Navy Adm. Stansfield Turner, the iconoclastic director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the late 1970s who significantly reorganized its clandestine ranks and helped usher in a new technological age at the agency, died Jan. 18 at his home in Seattle. He was 94. His secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed the death but did not disclose the cause. An Oxford-educated Rhodes scholar, Adm. Turner was long considered to be one of the Navy’s sharpest analytical minds and brashly confident leaders. He was a four-star admiral and commander of NATO forces in Southern Europe when he was tapped in 1977 by...
  • Ancient forbidden Christian text of Jesus' 'secret teachings' to his 'brother' found

    12/05/2017 11:12:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-5-2017 | James Rogers
    Biblical scholars have discovered the first-known original Greek copy of an ancient forbidden Christian text that purportedly describes Jesus’ secret teachings to his “brother” James, an early leader of the Church. Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau, religious studies scholars at The University of Texas at Austin, located the rare text in Oxford University archives earlier this year. The experts found several fifth- or sixth-century A.D. Greek fragments of the First Apocalypse of James, one of the books from an ancient collection known as the Nag Hammadi library. Previously, the text was thought to be preserved only via translations in the...
  • Oxford strips Suu Kyi of city's freedom

    11/28/2017 2:50:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | November 28, 2017 | Aung Htet
    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children, over her "inaction" in the Rohingya crisis. "When Aung San Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of the City in 1997 it was because she reflected Oxford's values ​​of tolerance and internationalism," the city council said in a statement issued late Monday.
  • Christian Students Kept Away from Incoming Freshmen So They Would ‘Feel Welcome’

    10/11/2017 7:19:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/10/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    At Oxford, where the motto is, “The Lord is my Light.” Members of the Christian Union (CU) were banned from attending a freshman fair at the University of Oxford for fears that incoming students might face “potential harm” and feel unwelcome. According to Breitbart London, the university wanted to keep the freshers’ fair a “secular space” after concerns were raised by “student welfare representatives.” This was a strange turn of events for an institue established under Christianity. An internal e-mail explained the university’s reasoning: "We recognise the wonderful advantages in having CU representatives at the Fresher’s Fair, but are concerned...
  • Oxford child sex abuse raids: Seven men charged

    04/01/2017 7:24:51 PM PDT · by jonefab · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 April 2017 | From the section Oxford
    Police officers carried out arrests on Thursday in connection with alleged sex offences against females which occurred between 2008 and 2015. Six men were charged with the rape of a girl under 16 as well as other sexual offences, while a seventh man was charged with conspiracy to rape. Six men - all from Oxford - will appear before Oxford magistrates. They are: Shabir Dogar, 22; Shabaz Khan, 23; Shohab Dogar, 23; Yasin Hamid, 20; Usman Iddris, 22; and Joseph Suraina, 22.
  • CBS This Morning: Sources Are Telling Us A Leading SCOTUS Candidate

    01/23/2017 1:06:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, SCOTUS watch kicked off on CBS This Morning Saturday, with Jan Crawford saying that her sources are telling her that a leading candidate has emerged from President Trump’s solid list of judicial candidates to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia: Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Gorsuch is a Bush 43 appointee—and appears to be a worthy successor to Scalia (via SCOTUSblog) He was a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford, graduated from Harvard Law School, clerked for prominent conservative judges (Judge David Sentelle of the...
  • DFU Trump Dossier #1 - His Experience at Oxford

    01/10/2017 9:49:40 PM PST · by doug from upland · 56 replies
    secret contact ^ | 1-10-16 | DFU
    NOTE: #1 in a series of reports I have obtained from secret sources during several face to face meetings in a Washington, DC parking garage. Rather than giving it to Julian Assange, I have chosen to report it exclusively on FreeRepublic. All my source information will be passed on to Rick Wilson so it can be included in a Trump CIA dossier. The Russians certainly have this report and other very damaging information which they intend to use to blackmail President Trump. Much to the joy of Rosie O'Donnell, Meryl Streep, the Hamilton Elector video participants, the wenches from the...
  • Oxford Students Told to Use ‘Ze’ Instead of ‘He’ or ‘She’ (microagression against trannies)

    12/12/2016 11:49:51 AM PST · by drewh · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Dec 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Students at Oxford University have been told to use the pronoun “ze” rather than “he” or “she” to eliminate discrimination against transgender people. Guidance offered in a leaflet by the students’ union advises against using traditional pronouns, arguing that doing so suggests there are only two genders. Deliberately using the wrong pronoun for a transgendered person is an offence under the union’s code of conduct. Peter Tatchell, an LGBT rights campaigner, has welcomed the move, telling Mail Online: “It is a positive thing to not always emphasise gender divisions and barriers.” He said: “It is good to have gender-neutral pronouns...
  • Race-Baiting Oxford Rhodes Scholar: Assaults White Student; Blames ‘White Violence’

    09/23/2016 5:47:47 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-24-2016 | James Delingpole
    James Delingpole 23 Sep 2016 Ntokozo Qwabe Facebook(snip) Ntokozo Qwabe, one of the loony, #blacklivesmatter-style race-hustlers behind Oxford University’s Rhodes Must Fall campaign, is causing trouble again. This time, he invaded a law lecture at University of Cape Town with a bunch of dancing, chanting activists, whipped a smartphone from the hands of a white student who was trying to film him, and then rounded off by complaining about “white violence.” Watch the video here. Afterwards he said on his Facebook page: ‘It is NOT true that I ‘assaulted’ and ‘whipped with a stick’ a white student during our shutdown...
  • ‘Rotherham-Style’ Abuse Scandal: Police Accused of Failing to Act

    09/01/2016 11:17:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Police in Telford have been accused of ignoring child sex abuse after it emerged volunteers have been passing evidence of grooming to them for three years. Officers have been criticised for failing to make progress on sex gangs in the town, dubbed the “child sex capital of Britain”, while sitting on 150 pages of abuse allegations. One victim who was forced to have sex with a string of men told The Mirror: “The police have betrayed the children of this town for a second time. “I dread to think how many victims there have been over the years ... “It...
  • Oxford University to replace 'male, pale and stale' image with gay, female and black icons

    07/03/2016 12:44:09 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 03, 2016 | Javier Espinoza
    Oxford University is replacing portraits of famous men with gay, female and black icons to counter its 'male, pale and stale' image, it has emerged. Earlier this year David Cameron, the Prime Minister, led calls for the university to take more ethnic minority students as figures revealed Oxford had only taken 27 black undergraduate students in 2014. It followed calls from the Rhodes Must Fall movement to ‘decolonise’ the university’s curriculum.
  • Emory University Student Killed by ISIS in Dhaka Attack

    07/02/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    GP ^ | July 2,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Emory University student Abinta Kabir was killed yesterday during the ISIS restaurant siege in Dhaka. The terrorists stormed the restaurant screaming “Allahu Akbar.” ** Hostages who could cite the Koran were spared. ** ISIS barbarians posted photos of the victims online during the siege. Twenty hostages were killed during the attack. Yahoo reported: Emory University says in an email to employees that one of the Dhaka restaurant attack victims was Abinta Kabir, a student at the school’s campus in Oxford, Georgia. She was visiting family and friends in Bangladesh when she was taken hostage and killed. University president James Wagner...
  • Vox Notes Cluelessness of Oxford Students on Brexit Vote

    06/24/2016 3:27:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 24, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    The shocked reaction of Oxford University students to the Brexit vote yesterday was notable for the fact that they were so firmly esconced in their liberal bubble that even Vox took note of their extreme divorce from reality. As we shall see, it never even occurred to them that (gasp) the vote would be to leave Brexit. In fact the Oxford students clueless reactions to the vote were so laughable that the [Max Cady laugh] in the brackets will be employed where necessary to set the proper tone. To refresh your memories, Max Cady was a character in the movie Cape Fear.  So just...
  • The Head Of One Of The Best Universities Says That Affirmitive Action Means 'Lower Standards'

    05/17/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    BI ^ | 5-17-2016 | Abby Jackson
    May 17, 2016 Abby Jackson Responding to criticism about dismal diversity metrics, Chris Patten, the chancellor of the University of Oxford, disparaged the concept of racial quotas, as Quartz reported. In an interview with The Telegraph, Patten said that quotas lower standards: I am in favor of universities recognizing their responsibilities for promoting social inclusion. But I don’t think that if you want high-class universities, you should expect them to lower their standards in order to make up for some inadequacies in our secondary education system. Nobody will explain to me how you can make a system of quotas work...
  • White waitress refused tip by 'Rhodes Must Fall' activist gets $6,000 in 'sympathy' tips

    05/05/2016 5:56:01 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | by Colin Freeman
    A white South African waitress who was refused a tip by an Oxford student involved in the Rhodes Must Fall campaign has received more than $6,000 in "sympathy" tips after an online campaign on her behalf. Cape Town restaurant employee Ashleigh Shultz was allegedly told by activist Ntokozo Qwabe that he would not give her any service charge on his bill until her "fellow white people" returned South Africa's land to its black population. In an encounter that he described on Facebook, Mr Qwabe gleefully recounted that Ms Shultz had "burst into typical white tears", adding that he was "unable...
  • Bin Laden contact to become Saudi Arabia's man in London

    10/17/2002 5:55:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 17 2002 | Richard Beeston and Michael Evans
    Former spy chief named in September 11 lawsuit is likely to be welcomed by the diplomatic community SAUDI ARABIA has chosen as its next ambassador to London its controversial former spy chief, a man who courted Osama bin Laden during the Cold War. According to diplomatic sources, the Saudi authorities have selected as their new envoy Prince Turki al-Faisal, a leading member of the Saudi Royal Family and head of intelligence for nearly a quarter of a century. His appointment is expected to be confirmed within weeks and he is likely to take up his post as early as next...
  • Does ring found in field date back to Norman conquest?[UK]

    10/31/2008 10:32:14 AM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 715+ views
    The News ^ | 31 Oct 2008 | Jeff Travis
    A metal detector enthusiast believes he has found a royal crown jewel buried in a field. Peter Beasley, 67, was stunned when he pulled a heavy gold ring from the ground while out with his metal detector near Petersfield. He claims the ring is 900 years old and belonged to Robert, the eldest son of William the Conquerer, whose name is engraved on the ring. Robert, known as 'Short-legs', unsuccessfully attempted to take the English throne when he landed in Portsmouth in 1101. But Mr Beasley is now involved in a dispute over the authenticity of the ring. The British...
  • David Cameron says lack of diversity at top shames Britain

    01/31/2016 6:07:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 9:43 AM EST
    British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will make universities disclose what proportion of poor and ethnic minority applicants they admit, in an attempt to end racial and class discrimination that "should shame our country and jolt us to action." Writing in the Sunday Times newspaper, Cameron said that "if you're a young black man, you are more likely to be in a prison cell than studying at a top university." ...
  • The Past Haunts Oxford Debate Over Rhodes Statue

    01/25/2016 12:50:06 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 21, 2016 | ALAN COWELL
    LONDON — High above a main thoroughfare in the city of Oxford, in an alcove framed by twirly columns, a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, the archimperialist who shaped Britain’s empire and the destiny of its far-flung subjects in Africa, peers down inscrutably on the people below. If you weren’t looking for it, you might miss it. In recent weeks, though, the statue has provoked an acrimonious debate about whether it should be removed, as was another monument to him last year, in South Africa, where he built his fortune and power before his death in 1902. But, as the...