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  • 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...
  • Archaeologists Discover Tomb of Maya Queen Lady K’abel in Guatemala

    10/06/2012 5:08:35 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 4 Oct 2012 | Enrico de Lazaro
    During excavations of the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka’ in northwestern Petén, Guatemala, an international team of archaeologists has discovered the tomb of Lady K’abel, one of the great queens of Classic Maya civilization.El Perú-Waka’, located approximately 75 km west of the famous city of Tikal, is an ancient Maya city in northwestern Petén, Guatemala. It was part of Classic Maya civilization (200-900 AD) in the southern lowlands and consists of nearly a square kilometer of plazas, palaces, temple pyramids and residences surrounded by many square kilometers of dispersed residences and temples. A small, carved alabaster jar found in...
  • Miss Greater Springfield Crowned

    09/30/2012 3:30:35 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 14 replies
    The Connection ^ | 9/30/2012 | Montie Martin
    "Gilbert plans to use her title as Miss Greater Springfield 2013 to promote a platform of educating women with disordered eating habits. According to Gilbert, nearly 75 percent of young women have a negative perception of food, a trend she hopes to change."
  • Queen Elizabeth's hand washer dies

    09/24/2012 9:46:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 83 replies
    M&C.com ^ | Sep 24, 2012
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth's hand washer has died. Peter Houison Craufurd - who held the title Washer of the Sovereign's Hands - performed the role when the 86-year-old monarch was in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, but he passed away last week aged 82, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reports. Speaking in an interview prior to his death, he said: 'We used to have to write to Buckingham Palace to offer to wash the monarch's hands every time they were in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • The return of Obama's 'body man' (Is Obama gay?)

    08/29/2012 7:41:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 62 replies
    WND ^ | August 28, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi,
    Reggie Love resurfaces on eve of Republican convention The former personal aide to Barack Obama known as the president’s “body man,” Reggie Love, resurfaced on the eve of the Republican National Convention to support his old boss. Hired as Obama’s “deputy political director,” the Duke University basketball and football star was the constant companion of the president for two years before resigning last November. The White House explained Love had decided to pursue further studies at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, but the Internet, at the time, was abuzz with speculation that Love was dismissed...
  • The name's Majesty, Her Majesty: Queen 'drops in' to Olympic Stadium..

    07/28/2012 6:13:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Julu 28, 2012 | Katherine Faulkner and Louise Eccles
    It was the night when the Queen appeared in her first movie acting role – and proved herself an instant comedy hit. Her Majesty was seen in a film alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig before apparently ‘parachuting’ into the stadium for the opening ceremony. The recorded sequence opened at Buckingham Palace, where a tuxedo-wearing Craig as 007 was presented to the Queen by her personal footman as she was writing a letter and training her corgis Monty, Willow and Holly to roll over.
  • The name's Majesty, Her Majesty: Queen 'drops in' to Olympic Stadium..

    07/28/2012 6:12:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Julu 28, 2012 | Katherine Faulkner and Louise Eccles
    It was the night when the Queen appeared in her first movie acting role – and proved herself an instant comedy hit. Her Majesty was seen in a film alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig before apparently ‘parachuting’ into the stadium for the opening ceremony. The recorded sequence opened at Buckingham Palace, where a tuxedo-wearing Craig as 007 was presented to the Queen by her personal footman as she was writing a letter and training her corgis Monty, Willow and Holly to roll over.
  • The Queen joins James Bond for the most amazing opening ceremony ever

    07/27/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 33 replies
    The sun ^ | 7/27/12 | Derek Brown
    HER Majesty the Queen joined James Bond to take part in the most spectacular Olympic opening ever staged. In an incredible opening by director Danny Boyle Secret Agent 007 was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. He whisks her off in a helicopter before they both appeared to parachute into the London stadium. At the exact moment they reached the ground, Her Majesty appeared in the stadium to a standing ovation. It was a masterclass in storytelling by Oscar-winning director Boyle who trumped the event in Beijing four years ago with his history lesson of Britain.
  • Queen and Martin McGuinness share handshake on road to peace

    06/28/2012 2:06:56 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 8 replies
    The Queen, once a prime target for the IRA, shook hands not once but twice with Martin McGuinness, a former commander of the terrorist group, in a gesture that meant every bit as much as the sovereign’s historic visit to Ireland last year. Barely a decade ago, the idea of the monarch, the ultimate symbol of British rule in Ulster, even being in the same room as Mr McGuinness, arguably the most recognisable former member of the IRA, would have been unthinkable. Yet at a charity event in Belfast, Mr McGuinness appeared genuinely pleased to meet the Queen, even using...
  • Queen to Unveil WWII Monument in London: Germans Grudgingly Accept Bomber Memorial

    06/25/2012 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 118 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 06/25/2012 | David Crossland in Berlin
    The planned unveiling in London of a memorial to the 55,573 Royal Air Force Bomber Command airmen killed in World War II has sparked muted criticism in Germany, where many regard the Allied air raids that destroyed entire cities and killed over 500,000 civilians as unjustified and criminal. Helma Orosz, the mayor of Dresden, which was devastated in an Allied attack in February 1945, criticized the plans for the monument when they first became public in 2010, and spoke to London Mayor Boris Johnson about it. "The planned memorial triggered astonishment in Dresden and was judged critically by us in...
  • Britain’s Already Dead, It Just Hasn’t Been Buried Yet

    06/05/2012 9:01:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/05/2012 | Kyle Smith
    Don’t be fooled by the pomp and dazzle of the Queen’s royal Diamond Jubilee flotilla easing past the tourists, celebrity-spotters, and pickpockets on the Thames. Britain is a country rotting from the inside, the first nation on earth that elected to destroy its culture with political correctness.Asks British columnist Rod Liddle, “Who are the people who have made Britain what it is today, the ones who ensured that we became a limp-wristed and decrepit, post-imperial satrapy of incompetence, sanctimony, self-obsession and self-loathing?”Who indeed? (By limp-wristed, Liddle means lacking in conviction, not gay). The short answer is the new aristocracy,...
  • The Queen of Duty. In an era of irresponsibility, Elizabeth II always does what is expected of her

    06/05/2012 5:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2012 | Rich Lowry
    It rained on the grand flotilla on the Thames marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. How appropriate. It meant that at the center of all the pageantry of the 1,000-boat extravaganza, an 86-year-old woman stood in the elements and waved to her subjects for hours, without betraying a hint of discomfort or complaint. Queen Elizabeth is a miracle of dutifulness. In an era of irresponsibility, she always does what is expected of her. In an age of self-expression, she has subsumed herself in her institution. In a time of informality and ill manners, she observes all the rules,...
  • The Obamas Are the Red Queens!

    06/04/2012 8:25:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-4-2012 | MOTUS
    Wow! Talk about pomp and circumstance! Did you see the adoring crowds at the Queen’s jubilee on the Telly over the weekend? In London, I mean. Where Queen Elizabeth II, despite threatening skies, continued the celebration of her 60th year as head of the British monarchy. I don’t really understand what all the fuss is about. For heaven’s sake, what does Britain have that we don’t? A royal family? Do we not rock the royal red as well as any royal whatshername?
  • Cheerleader and homecoming queen with Down's Syndrome inspires classmates

    05/16/2012 8:08:43 PM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies
    It can be a difficult time for many teens. But high school for Barbara Behlmann has been exhilarating. The 19-year-old has inspired her classmates at Hazelwood West High in St Louis - not because she was crowned homecoming queen or is a star cheerleader - but because she has Down's Syndrome. One of her teachers, Jodi Schutzenhofer, explained to STLToday.com: 'Unknowingly, Barbara has taught us all that nothing is impossible if you are willing to work for what you want.' As the website reports, Barbara was four-years-old when child welfare workers placed her in the foster home of Gary and...
  • Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer:

    05/12/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-12-12 | Elizabeth Sanderson
    Full Title: Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer: Californian cowboy who became a close adviser to the Queen tells of her remarkable affinity with animals In his Stetson and red neckerchief he could be mistaken for just another American tourist on the streets of Windsor hoping for a glimpse of the Queen. But unlike the other sightseers, Monty Roberts is here at Her Majesty’s personal invitation, having served as a trusted adviser on her beloved horses and corgis for the past 23 years. Monty first arrived at Windsor Castle in 1989, after the Queen heard about the Californian’s ability to tame...
  • First lady’s office will not comment ‘as of right now’ on $2K SOTU dress

    01/25/2012 11:23:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 1+ views
    First lady’s office will not comment ‘as of right now’ on $2K SOTU dress By Caroline May - The Daily Caller 1:27 PM 01/25/2012 ADVERTISEMENT While the president spoke about the economic frustrations of average Americans in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, his wife, Michelle Obama appeared at the event in a sapphire blue dress from designer Barbara Tfank’s 2012 Resort collection, estimated to cost over $2k. The first lady’s press office, however is mum on dress, telling The Daily Caller that they will not offer comment “as of right now.” Tfanks, a West Coast designer, recently...