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  • Why Queen & George Harrison’s Estate Probably Can’t Sue Over Having Their Songs Played At RNC

    07/22/2016 5:52:37 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 52 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 7/22/2016 | Chris Morran
    Regardless of your political leanings, you’ve probably heard this week that a number of prominent bands were unhappy to find out their music had been used without their permission at the Republican National Convention. However much these artists may not like having their famous tunes used for political purposes, they may not be able to do much about it. The first high-profile group to sound off about their music being used at the RNC was The Turtles. After the band’s classic 1967 tune “Happy Together” was used on the first day of the convention, Turtles co-founder Howard Kaylan expressed his...
  • Queen: We never said Trump could use our music

    07/19/2016 3:34:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 197 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2016
    Sony/ATV Music Publishing — which administers Queen’s catalog including songs such as “We Are the Champion” — said a statement Tuesday they have repeatedly asked Trump not to use the “We Are the Champions,” which he played Monday during the first day of the Republican National Convention. Last month, Queen guitarist Brian May also wrote a blog post protesting the use of the song by the Trump campaign. “Sony/ATV Music Publishing has never been asked by Mr. Trump, the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization for permission to use ‘We are the Champions’ by Queen. On behalf of the band,...
  • Queen surprises pub goers by dropping into her local in Edinburgh

    07/13/2016 4:34:37 PM PDT · by NRx · 73 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-13-2016 | Auslan Cramb
    The Queen shocked regulars at one of Edinburgh's best-known pubs by dropping in for a bite to eat after a day at the races, it has emerged. She visited The Sheep Heid Inn on Friday night after giving staff an hour’s notice of her impending visit. The small royal party is understood to have taken a window seat and to have ordered two portions of lamb rump, one sea bass fillet, a martini and a half bottle of white wine.
  • David Cameron Resigns - The Queen Names Theresa May as Prime Minister

    07/13/2016 9:51:53 AM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-13-2016
    No surprise, but for the record the deed is done. May is the 13th Prime Minister of the Queen's reign. Extensive coverage at the link
  • David Cameron's last Appearance in Parliament as PM (Prime Ministers Question Time)

    07/13/2016 8:18:31 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-13-2016 | RT-UK
    Mr. Cameron's last appearance in the House of Commons for the weekly grilling known as Prime Ministers Question Time (PMQ). Sometime this afternoon he will go the Palace to hand in his resignation to the Queen and "advise" the Queen to ask Mrs. May to form the next Government as PM.
  • Her Majesty The Eurosceptic Queen: EU Courts ‘Denigrate’ Britain By Protecting Terrorists

    06/23/2016 6:43:26 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jun 2016 | LIAM DEACON
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thinks European courts that protect Islamist hate preachers “denigrate” Britain and has demanded her dinner guests “Give me THREE good reasons” to remain inside the European Union (EU). The loaded challenge has been widely interpreted as an expression of Euroscepticism since the Royal biographer Robert Lacey made the revelation in a blog post in the Daily Beast. The EU and the European Court of Human Rights are known for their history of protecting the “rights” of extremists and blocking deportations. Last night Breitbart London revealed that Islamist hate preacher, terrorist apologist and Caliphate agitator Anjem...
  • What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud (LOL/Barf!)

    06/18/2016 6:21:53 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 157 replies
    But Frank Stelmach of Double Tap Shooting Range and Gun Shop invited me, videographer Michael Sheridan and reporter Adam Shrier to come down. Stelmach is not like many gun lovers. He admires his weaponry, yes, and has difficulty explaining why law-abiding citizens need a gun that can empty a 40-round magazine in a few seconds. But he also hates the idea that “bad people” get a hold of a gun like this and use it to kill without difficulty. “There should be expanded background checks — extending into your family, friends and associates,” he said. “And there should be a...
  • Omar Mateen used to hang at Orlando gay hotspot, some regulars recall [Got drunk at Pulse club]

    06/13/2016 7:00:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 13, 2016 | Canadian Press
    ORLANDO, Florida -- Omar Mateen was more than just a homicidal, jihadist-inspired homophobe when he shot his way through an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, according to a couple of the establishment regulars. He was also a repeat visitor. A drag-dancing married couple described seeing Mateen as many as a dozen times at the gay-friendly nightclub where he'd later embark on the single worst gun massacre in modern American history. Ty Smith and Chris Callen recalled the eventual killer being escorted drunk from the Pulse bar on multiple occasions, including one incident where he pointed a knife at a friend....
  • Bees Chase Car for Two Days to Rescue Their Queen

    05/25/2016 12:07:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 25, 2016
    This is the story of a ferocious army determined to rescue their queen from a metal fortress. Or, viewed another way, a swarm of bees who, for two days, followed their queen bee trapped inside a Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander belongs to Carol Howarth, a 68-year-old grandmother, who had no idea she’d picked up a tiny winged passenger when she visited a nature reserve. Later, when she stopped to go shopping in Haverfordwest, West Wales, the bees descended – thousands and thousands of them. Tom Moses, who works as a Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranger, was driving by when he...
  • Queen: You Can Bring Only 3 Choppers, Obama

    04/27/2016 6:07:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | April 25, 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    New rules after the president’s entourage wrecked her garden in 2011 Her majesty insisted President Obama bring no more than three choppers to her 90th birthday celebration. After his entourage of twelve helicopters ruined the grass in Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle gardens during a 2011 visit, the Obama administration’s attempts to bring an extensive security detail were no match for the Queen’s insistence. The Queen called President Obama’s entourage “over the top,” and refused to yield in her scaled back security demands. According to the Deccan Herald: The Queen called Obama’s bevy of choppers “over the top”, meaning the Secret...
  • Queen refuses to return to London to meet President Obama

    03/17/2016 7:46:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/17/16 | Ephraim Hardcastle
    The Queen refuses to come to London to meet President Barack Obama next month. Instead, accompanied by his security circus, he’ll trundle to Windsor in his bomb-proof, seven-ton limo for lunch. He’s due to stand alongside the PM and urge Britain to stay in the EU. ‘But he’d be well advised not to give a pro-EU sermon over lunch after the row about the Queen supporting Brexit,’ says my source. (Photo) Princess Anne will be at Cheltenham today to present the Gold Cup, sprinkling royal stardust on the festival’s incontinent punters. Unlike Ascot, where the Gold Cup was renamed to
  • Barack Obama to dine with Queen at Windsor Castle for her 90th birthday

    03/16/2016 8:51:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    Daily Express ^ | March 16, 2016 | Richard Palmer
    Mr Obama will go to Saudi Arabia on April 21 to participate in a summit with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - hosted by King Salman. Mr Earnest said: "The President will then travel to the United Kingdom, where he will be received by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for a private lunch.
  • I would like to see all the Candidates singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

    02/05/2016 9:36:34 AM PST · by Fhios · 26 replies
    youtube link ^ | 2/5/2016 | Total Vanity
    Wouldn t that be grand skit on SNL. Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Justin Trudeau meets Queen in London

    11/25/2015 1:56:50 PM PST · by Dartman · 18 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Nov.25/15 | Bruce Cheadle
    LONDON -- Justin Trudeau has reacquainted himself with the Queen, this time as the prime minister of Canada rather than the son of Canada's parliamentary leader. Trudeau, making his second whirlwind tour on the international summit circuit in as many weeks, is at Buckingham Palace. Trudeau is travelling with his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, and two of their three youngsters, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, are along for the trip. The Queen also met Sophie and the two youngest Trudeau children. Afterwards, Trudeau is set to deliver a speech at Canada House in Trafalgar Square, followed by a sit-down with Prime Minister David...
  • The Queen responds to frustrated American who begs Britain to take back control of the US

    10/25/2015 5:51:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 61 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 10/25/2015 | Oli Smith
    An Anglophile who decided he had heard enough from US Republican presidential candidates, wrote the desperate letter to Her Majesty herself. It read: “On behalf of the American people, I urgently implore you to take us back. “Clearly, the options we have to lead us aren’t up to par. Again, please, I beg of you, make the United States of America a colony of the United Kingdom. “For further reasons as to why this is such a necessary, albeit drastic, step, I refer to tonight’s Republican Party Primary debate. Thank you. God save The Queen.”
  • Special Branch on full alert after 45-yr-old ISIS recruiter 'seen in Birmingham with two jihadis'

    08/14/2015 12:38:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 8-14-2015 | Richard Spillet
    British woman who ran off to join ISIS in Syria is feared to have returned to the UK with two jihadis in tow. Sally Jones signed up for the extremist group in 2013 with her husband Junaid Hussain, who together have been dubbed 'Mr and Mrs Terror'. But reports suggest she may have been seen in Birmingham this week with two other people, both said to be aged around 20. Former rock musician Jones, 45, and Hussain, 21, were this week named as two ISIS recruiters seen boasting online about a planned terror attack in the UK. They told undercover...
  • It’s Live Aid’s 30th anniversary and Freddie Mercury’s Queen set is still the best thing about it

    07/13/2015 2:23:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Hanna Flint ^ | 7/13/15
    Live Aid celebrates its official 30th anniversary today, but there’s only one star from the famous Wembley show that stands out in our minds. That’s Freddie Mercury who performed the most epic of epic sets with Queen on July 13th 1985. For a solid 25 minutes Freddie had the entire Wembley stadium on their feet, as well as 1.5 billion viewers at home, and it has gone down in history as arguably his greatest ever performance. So whether you wait until your lunch break, or stick your headphones on now, you won’t regret the time you spent watching Freddie Mercury...
  • Victoria and Albert: How a royal love changed culture.

    07/02/2015 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/17/2015 | Lucinda Hawksley
    Much we take for granted today – from Christmas trees to birthday gifts – comes from the domestic traditions of the royal couple. When Queen Victoria inherited the British throne just a few weeks after her 18th birthday, there was immediate speculation about who she would marry. Few had foreseen that this little-known princess would become their monarch. But when the country found itself with a young queen after so many dissolute Hanoverian kings, it seemed that exciting new era was dawning.
  • BBC Journalist DID Wrongly Tweet Queen Elizabeth 'Has Died'

    06/03/2015 11:50:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | 6/3 | Joe Murphy
    Global rumours sparked by BBC staff member's errant tweetThe BBC apologised today for accidentally sparking Twitter rumours that the Queen had died. Rogue tweets were sent while the corporation was staging a dress rehearsal for reporting the death of the Sovereign. One stated: “Queen Elizabrth [sic] has died.” Buckingham Palace was forced to issue a statement reassuring the public that the Queen was in good health. The incident happened during one of the corporation’s regular rehearsal for broadcasting the Queen’s obituary which BBC bosses had asked staff to keep off social media. A tweet from the account of Ahmen Khawaja,...
  • Will the Queen 'take control' if election creates a stalemate? (British Election)

    05/07/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT · by NRx · 71 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05-07-2015 | Jessica Elgot
    The Times and the Mirror are citing royal sources suggesting that the Queen could end up running the nation if there is no clear winner in the UK election. But does she have the power to fire or hire a prime minister?
  • 2 Queens, NY Women Are Charged in Bomb Plot

    04/02/2015 2:07:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/02/2015 | By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Two women living in Queens have been charged with planning to build a bomb that they wanted to detonate in the United States. The women, Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, who until recently were roommates, were named in a complaint unsealed on Thursday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, and were expected to appear in court on Thursday afternoon. Ms. Velentzas and Ms. Siddiqui, who are American citizens, appeared to be interested in jihad, according to the complaint, which said that they had been communicating with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and had been viewing violent videos...
  • Queen Elizabeth needs a new chauffeur - could it be you?

    02/25/2015 12:05:38 PM PST · by nascarnation · 35 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/25/2015 | Noah Joseph
    The listing on the official website of the British Monarchy specifies that the job in question – based at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace – entails working "as part of a busy and supportive team tasked with driving members of the Royal Family, Household officials, guests and official visitors." That means being around some highly distinguished individuals, for what it's worth, but also getting access to some very rare machinery, the likes of which most people will never get close to: namely, the Bentley State Limousine, a vehicle designed and crafted in Crewe, based on the Arnage, specifically for...
  • Queen’s Brian May ‘Seriously Considering’ Run for Office

    02/07/2015 10:02:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | February 6, 2015 10:32 AM | Nick DeRiso
    Brian May isn’t just complaining about the U.K. government; he might just throw his hat in the ring. Agent Phil Symes tells the BBC that May is “seriously considering” a run—either as an independent candidate or on behalf of the Queen guitarist’s Common Decency project—in the upcoming vote for members of Parliament. The idea, Symes said, has been sparked by “frustration at a system that he sees as failing the electorate.” …
  • Speaker Boehner Under Steve King & Extremists’ Control

    01/28/2015 5:39:38 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Democratic Leader ^ | Nancy Pelosi
    Here’s how anti-immigrant Spokesman and the principal architect of GOP immigration policy Rep. Steve King feels toward the immigrant community: Compares them to “lazy dogs [and] livestock” Believes they should be electrified as a method of “discouragement” from coming into the U.S. Wants to callously “bus [DREAMers] back to Tijuana” Claims they “developed ‘cantaloupe’-sized calves as drug mules” Characterizes them as “deportable…” Considers immigration raids as the “right direction” in order to prevent a “slow-motion terrorist attack” (SNIP) That is why early this week, the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address deceitfully mentioned ‘immigration’ in Spanish...
  • Retreating of the Queen's Guard

    12/29/2014 8:37:50 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | December 29 2014 | Abul Taher and Mark Nicol
    Security chiefs have taken the dramatic step of withdrawing Royal Guards from their high-profile posts outside palaces amid mounting fears of ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks. Elite soldiers of the Queen’s Guard have pulled back from public positions at many landmarks in response to possible threats from Islamic extremists. For the first time since the height of the IRA’s terror campaign, the soldiers are also no longer allowed on sentry duty alone, and are now accompanied by armed police
  • NASA Releases Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet

    02/15/2011 5:54:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission. The images also showed the comet has a fragile and weak nucleus. The spacecraft made its closest approach to comet Tempel 1 on Monday, Feb. 14, at 8:40 p.m. PST (11:40 p.m. EST) at a distance of approximately 178 kilometers (111 miles). Stardust took 72 high-resolution images of the comet. It also accumulated 468 kilobytes of data about the dust in its coma, the cloud that is a comet's atmosphere. The craft is on its second mission of exploration called Stardust-NExT,...
  • Brian May named university chancellor

    11/19/2007 10:45:12 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies · 50+ views
    AP/Yahoo! ^ | 11/19/07
    LONDON - Brian May, rock star and astrophysicist, has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University. May will be installed as the university's figurehead leader early next year, it was announced Monday. The 60-year-old Queen guitarist said the appointment was "a great honor and a great new challenge." He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, which has a well-known astrophysics research institute. "Brian May is an intensely talented individual who achieved global success with Queen," said the university's vice chancellor, Michael Brown, in a statement. "In this age of celebrity culture, it is rare to find...
  • Astronauts push for strategies, spacecraft to prevent cosmic collision

    11/06/2005 5:53:40 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 595+ views
    Flagstaff Arizona Sun ^ | 11/06/2005 | Marcia Dunn
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Imagine last year's tsunami, last month's earthquake in Pakistan, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma all rolled into one -- and then some. If nations can't handle those calamities, what's going to happen when an asteroid collides with Earth? In 30 years, there is a 1-in-5,500 chance that a smallish asteroid will land a bull's eye on our planet. At 360 yards wide, it could take out New York City and much of the surrounding area. Fortunately, experts believe further observations of the asteroid, 99942 Apophis, will almost certainly rule out an impact in 2036. Nevertheless,...
  • Queen Guitarist Brian May Makes Excuses for London Bombing on Official Web Site

    07/12/2005 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Revenge of Sith · 24 replies · 1,236+ views
    **Fri 08 Jul 05** THE BOMBINGS IN LONDON Q: What is the definition of an idiot ? A: Someone who keeps on doing the same thing, and expects a different result. I sense there is a mood of quiet resolve among the people I speak to. We are feeling that we must not go any further down the road of escalation .... this is old stuff, but I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed .... to seek understanding rather than revenge. The Nelson Mandela way. I do not subscribe to this "War on Terrorism"...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... July 3, 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    07/03/2005 6:00:13 PM PDT · by lainie · 307 replies · 4,233+ views
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  • Comet put on list of potential Earth impactors

    06/02/2005 9:04:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies · 3,184+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1 June 2005 | David L Chandler
    On 26 May, JPL's unique orbital calculation software determined that Comet Catalina was on what could possibly be a collision course with Earth, though the odds of such an impact were small: just 1 chance in 300,000 of a strike on June 11, 2085. Based on the 980-metre size estimate, that would produce a 6-gigaton impact - equivalent to 6 billion tonnes of TNT. Astronomers expected the addition of further observations to the calculations to rule out any possibility of a collision, as happens with most newly-seen objects. But that did not quite happen. The comet's predicted pathway actually drew...
  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...
  • Don't focus too much on Ebola, warns the Queen

    11/19/2014 1:26:56 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 November 2014 | Francesca Infante
    The Queen warned last night that focusing too much attention on the Ebola outbreak could lead to an upsurge in other deadly diseases such as malaria. At an event alongside world leaders in the science of infectious diseases yesterday, she asked ‘piercing’ questions about how the disease ought to be controlled. And the monarch said she worried that Ebola, which has claimed 5,000 lives already, risked overshadowing the risk from other deadlier diseases like malaria, which kills the same number every week.
  • Dan Patrick handily wins over Van de Putte (Wise Latina Quota Queen)

    11/05/2014 3:14:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Voters handed control of the Texas Senate to its most conservative member Tuesday, punctuating the state's rightward shift by choosing Houston tea party darling Dan Patrick for the powerful post of lieutenant governor. The flamboyant radio show host, who was once considered too extreme for higher office even in deeply red Texas, scored a smaller victory than other statewide Republicans but still easily defeated fellow senator Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio in a race that never became as competitive as Democrats hoped.
  • Princess Letizia To Become Queen Of Spain

    06/02/2014 11:02:52 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 69 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Jamie Feldman
    Congratulations are in order for the new King of Spain, Felipe! CNN reported Monday that the 46-year-old prince will be taking over the throne from his father, King Juan Carlos I, who feels it's time for a younger leader. But a new reign doesn't just mean change for Spain, it also means a new queen. Felipe's wife, and arguably one of our favorite royals (besides Kate Middleton, of course), Princess Letizia will take over for Sofia, who has held the title since 1975. Even though we don't always agree with Letizia's sartorial choices, the 41-year-old has, on occasion, pleasantly satisfied...
  • KING AND QUEEN OBAMA Flaunt Regal Power and Extravagance in Americans' Faces

    02/10/2014 6:33:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/10/14 | Jim Hoft
    Guest post by Kristinn Taylor First Dogs Bo and Sunny, White House photo, February 10, 2014President Barack Obama and his wife First Lady Michelle Obama rubbed their royal attitudes in the noses of long-suffering Americans today.While King Obama was pronouncing, ”That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want”, Queen Obama sent out a photograph of the family dogs wearing jewels, seated at a table representing Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of President Francois Hollande of France. The photo was captioned, “Bone appétit!”King Obama backed up his ” …as a President, I can do whatever I...
  • Queen orders Kate Middleton to wear longer skirts

    02/04/2014 6:33:37 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 85 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | February 4, 2014
    LONDON — Fashion icon Kate Middleton won’t be having anymore wardrobe malfunctions if Queen Elizabeth has her way. According to The Mail on Sunday, the queen has ordered the Duchess of Cambridge to wear lower hemlines during a 3½-week trip to Australia this spring. The royal makeover won’t just focus on toning down Kate’s leggy style. The duchess also will wear more tiaras and statement jewelry “favored by the Queen and Queen Mother,” the Mail reported.
  • Queen Christmas Message Does Not Mention the Plight of Christians

    01/10/2014 4:37:37 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 10 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 December 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    On Christmas Day I watched the Queen's 2013 Christmas message on the BBC. It would have been nice, if she hadn't told two lies, one by action and one by omission. The former was: "For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God's love, as we strive daily to become better people." It's quite obvious that not in all faiths believers strive to become better people, unless we consider as self-improvement perfectioning suicide-bombing and beheading skills in order to impose one's faith - to be specific, Islam - to...
  • WWII codebreaker Alan Turing gets royal pardon for gay conviction

    12/24/2013 9:14:14 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 102 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/24/2013 | Reuters
    Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War Two by cracking Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code, was granted a rare royal pardon on Tuesday for a criminal conviction for homosexuality that led to his suicide. Turing's electromechanical machine, a forerunner of modern computers, unravelled the code used by German U-boats in the Atlantic. His work at Bletchley Park, Britain's wartime codebreaking centre, was credited with shortening the war. However, he was stripped of his job and chemically castrated with injections of female hormones after being convicted of gross indecency in 1952 for having sex with a man. Homosexual sex...
  • Hacking trial: Police 'told to leave Queen's nuts'

    12/12/2013 9:49:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/13 | BBC
    The Queen marked the level in bowls of nuts left around Buckingham Palace as she was "irritated" by police officers eating them, the Old Bailey has heard. According to an email sent by Clive Goodman, ex-royal editor at the News of the World, she was "upset" by it. The journalist added that a memo was sent to palace officers, telling them to "keep their sticky fingers out". The phone-hacking jury has also heard one of the defendants, Ian Edmondson, is no longer fit to stand trial. Mr Justice Saunders said that it was "not appropriate to adjourn to wait for...
  • Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition (tis time to go viral)

    12/08/2013 8:19:23 AM PST · by Kolath · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/04/2013 | UAT Digital Video
    Press "CC" in the player for the lyrics! Based on "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and STAR WARS created by George Lucas. Performed by the Star Wars cosplayers of the Arizona geek community! Produced by the Students and Faculty of the Digital Video Program at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona
  • Sacha Baron Cohen's Freddie Mercury Departure Explained

    10/04/2013 3:14:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ign.com ^ | 9/26/13
    Queen drummer Roger Taylor says they didn't want the movie to be "a joke." Earlier this summer, Sacha Baron Cohen left GK Film's untitled Freddie Mercury biopic over "creative differences." Now it has come to light exactly what those differences were. As it turns out, Baron Cohen actually dropped the Mercury project because the late singer's Queen bandmates didn't want the Borat star for the film.
  • How the Queen would have announced World War III

    08/01/2013 7:30:18 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 3 replies
    Maclean's ^ | August 1, 2013 | Emily Senger
    When Earl Silverman was found dead, hanging from the rafters of his garage after an apparent suicide, those who knew him best said he had died from indifference. For the last five years, Silverman had owned Canada’s only shelter for men, taking battered husbands and their children into his own house in Calgary so they could escape abusive wives. A soft-spoken man in his late 50s, Silverman was inspired to start his shelter after leaving his own wife, who he claimed abused him physically and emotionally during their 20-year marriage, but he was unable to find a shelter that would...
  • Gay marriage becomes legal in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gives royal approval

    07/17/2013 6:37:49 AM PDT · by informavoracious · 103 replies
    LONDON — Gay marriage becomes legal in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gives royal approval.
  • The Queen will cast protocol aside and be at (Margaret Thatcher's) funeral:

    04/09/2013 11:46:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 87 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th April 2013 | James Chapman, Jason Groves and Rebecca English
    The Queen and Prince Philip broke with tradition yesterday by agreeing to attend the funeral of Baroness Thatcher. At a top-level Government meeting to discuss plans for next Wednesday’s farewell to the Iron Lady, Palace officials said the monarch would join mourners at St Paul’s Cathedral. The Queen’s decision to cast protocol aside delighted Lady Thatcher’s friends and allies who had expressed disappointment that she was not to be honoured with a full state funeral. The Mail yesterday highlighted the groundswell of opinion that as Britain’s greatest peacetime prime minister, Lady Thatcher deserved in death the highest honour the state...
  • Polls QUEEN NAMES WILLIAM NEXT KING!

    03/31/2013 4:39:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 55 replies
    It’s official! Queen Elizabeth is keeping her promise to make Prince William the next King now that his wife Kate is pregnant – with twins. Only the new GLOBE reveals when the Queen will make the blockbuster announcement public and how the decision has devastated evil Camilla, who has plotted to get her husband, Prince Charles, the Throne.
  • Ohio mayor resigns over accusations of gay slurs

    02/09/2013 4:31:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 5:07 PM EST | Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer “queer” in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment. Jackie Welker, council president in the Village of Pomeroy, tells The Associated Press that 78-year-old Mayor Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation Saturday. …
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to address nation (abdicating?)

    01/28/2013 9:10:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 January 2013 | Last updated at 11:51 ET
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to make a televised announcement, amid speculation in local media that she will abdicate the throne. … Unconfirmed Dutch reports say she will announce her abdication in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. …
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to abdicate for son

    01/28/2013 10:24:55 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 January 2013
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced her abdication in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. The queen made the announcement in pre-recorded address broadcast on Dutch television. The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, said she had been thinking about this moment for several years.
  • An Open Letter to the Queen of England

    11/07/2012 8:52:46 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 46 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Nov. 6, 2012 | Edwin R Williams
    Your Majesty, We, the people of the former American colonies, would like to offer our most sincere apology over that little misunderstanding we had 236 years ago. Had we known that we were going to be subjects anyway, we could have saved a lot of trouble and hard feelings. We were under the mistaken belief that we would be free, sovereign citizens; we believed that our hard work would yield its own rewards without someone coming along and taking what we built in the name of “Fairness”. We thought our laws and Constitution would protect us from a foreign born...