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  • King of Bahrain Declares State of Emergency

    03/15/2011 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    MANAMA, Bahrain —Hours after the king of Bahrain declared a three-month state of emergency, doctors at a central hospital on Tuesday said two protesters had been killed and some 200 wounded and injured in clashes with riot police in the suburban village of Sitra. One man, Ahmed Farhan, 24, had dozens of shotgun pellet wounds on his back and a gaping head injury, while a second man had tire marks from having been run over by security forces, the doctors said. Grisly video from the hospital, including of Mr. Farhan, appeared online shortly after. “The signs are that this is...
  • Prince Harry to learn how to fight in Apache helicopter

    03/13/2011 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    The royal is off to a secret US experimental combat weapons base where he will learn how to hunt the Taliban in his attack helicopter. The 26-year-old has been selected for special training at the American Army's Yuma proving ground in Arizona, where he will be taught how to use the gunship's awesome firepower.
  • Why the Saudi Royals are Scared

    03/08/2011 1:17:52 PM PST · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    DailyBeast/YahooNews ^ | 3/8/11 | Bruce Riedel
    The House of Saud watches nervously as friends fall and the United States changes its alliances. Bruce Riedel on how money could help them—and why King Abdullah should not be underestimated. The view from the enormous marble palaces in Riyadh and Jidda is becoming grim. For the House of Saud, the winter of Arab discontent has been unsettling so far as friends fall in waves. It may get a lot worse from the royal family’s perspective. But the Saudi royals are proven survivors who have been around and in power for centuries. They know how to survive and have the...
  • Snub Sparks Diplomatic Crisis

    12/19/2010 9:20:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Revelation that the guest list for Prince William’s wedding next year won’t include the Obamas has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Sources inside the US State Department confirm that President Obama is considering severing diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, a nation once held to be our closest ally. “This is a royal snub if you ask me,” said the President’s visibly angry Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. “After all this country has done for the Brits—bailing them out in two World Wars, boosting the careers of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, adopting their language as our own—to be stabbed in the...
  • Royal snub for the Obamas: No wedding invite from Prince William and Kate Middleton

    12/17/2010 2:43:30 PM PST · by kingattax · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 17, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    Oh, the humiliation. Once not so long ago one of the world's top celebrities in his own right, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle did not make the cut for invitations to the royal wedding in London next spring. On April 29 in Westminster Abbey with all the grace and pageantry sure to capture international imaginations, commoner Kate Middleton will marry Prince William, son of Princess Diana. And don't forget the horsedrawn carriage perhaps. But the current residents of the White House will not be there, according to the Daily Mail.
  • Snub for Obamas as Royal sources reveal they will not be invited to Prince William's wedding

    12/17/2010 7:10:41 PM PST · by RummyChick · 80 replies · 1+ views
    daily mail ^ | 12.17 | Fay Schlesinger
    # American President left off the guest list as it is not a 'state occasion' # Royal couple eager to ask ordinary citizens to attend rather than VIPs # Heads of State who may attend include Nicolas Sarkozy and wife Carla Brun Read more:
  • Obamas not invited to UK royal wedding: report

    12/17/2010 11:12:19 AM PST · by FromLori · 62 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/2010
    US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will not be invited to the London wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Britain's the Daily Mail reported Friday. Since Prince William is "neither the sovereign or the heir to the throne," according to a spokesman from St. James' Palace, his April 29 wedding is not classified as a "state occasion" and escapes the more formal trappings of such events -- including the high profile guest list. The royal couple reportedly wants to fill the 2,000 seats of Westminster Abbey with charity workers and citizens deserving of special recognition as opposed...
  • Prince William rescues stricken man at sea

    10/05/2010 3:41:23 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 47 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct 5 2010
    Prince William carried out his first rescue mission in his new job as a search and rescue helicopter pilot, lifting an ill man from an off-shore gas rig, a royal spokesman said Tuesday. The 28-year-old, who is second in line to the throne, was scrambled into action on Saturday, co-piloting a Royal Air Force (RAF) Sea King helicopter to a gas platform in the Irish Sea. It was his first rescue job since graduating two weeks ago.
  • Talk about a gorgeous royal couple at their wedding (Prince Nikolaos- Greece)

    08/25/2010 4:46:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 36 replies
    Prince Nikolaos, son of Greece's deposed King Constantine, and his bride Tatiana Blatnik leave Agios Nikolaos church after their wedding ceremony on the island of Spetses August 25, 2010
  • Media Matters Palace Guard Defense of Michelle Obama Backfires - Big Time

    08/07/2010 2:29:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 225 replies · 1+ views
    Saturday, August 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America has been loyally defending First Lady Michelle Obama's luxurious Spanish vacation this week even as other liberals concede the Obama administration made a politically insensitive call in signing off on the trip.Today, Media Matters attacked Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit/Pajamas Media for his critique of Michelle Obama's trip. The headline of the attack piece: Michelle Obama derangement syndrome: Instapundit posts pic of First Lady as Marie AntoinetteNot only does the headline reinforce the growing meme that Michelle Obama is acting like a rich pig, but upon opening the article one is confronted with...
  • Prince Charles and His Green Islamo-Fascist Paupers

    07/15/2010 1:59:22 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 23 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 7/15/10 | RMM I.F.
    On June 9th, Prince Charles delivered a stunning speech to the Center for Islamic Studies at Oxford wherein he called for a western pantheistic religious synthesis with Islam to help save the world from the impending environmental catastrophe looming on the apocalyptic horizon. Shockingly, Prince Charles strongly believes that Islam can play a critical role in bringing back ancient religious traditions that will promote a much needed check on western man’s unbridled enthusiasm for capitalism, power and money where science has been inappropriately exploited by commerce since the Industrial Revolution. Prince Charles presumes that such a course of action will...
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Monaco's Prince Albert FINALLY to settle down as he proposes to girlfriend Charlene

    06/23/2010 9:05:14 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:28 PM on 23rd June 2010 | Unknown
    If she takes up swimming again, she won't be able to wear her engagement ring in the pool - she'd surely sink. Prince Albert of Monaco has proposed to South African former swimmer Charlene Wittstock - giving her a ring that more than makes up for his reputation as an eternal playboy. The royal palace said in a statement that the engagement was announced today between the 52-year-old prince and 32-year-old Wittstock.
  • Is Prince Charles a Convert to Islam?

    06/10/2010 8:12:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies · 1,186+ views
    Daniel Pipes ^ | updated Jun 10, 2010 | Daniel Pipes
    In a 1997 Middle East Quarterly article titled "Prince Charles of Arabia," Ronni L. Gordon and David M. Stillman looked at evidence that Britain's Prince Charles might be a secret convert to Islam. They shifted through his public statements (defending Islamic law, praising the status of Muslim women, seeing in Islam a solution for Britain's ailments) and actions (setting up a panel of twelve "wise men" to advise him on Islamic religion and culture), then concluded that, "should Charles persist in his admiration of Islam and defamation of his own culture," his accession to the throne will indeed usher in...
  • Queen's birthday gaffe leaves Hillary Clinton red faced

    06/04/2010 6:52:24 PM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 171 replies · 5,002+ views ^ | 6/4/2010 | Andrew Hough
    Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has been left red faced after mistakenly sending a birthday message to the Queen a week early. An official statement from the US foreign policy chief paid tribute to the "Queen’s life and legacy,” despite the fact that the Monarch does not celebrate her official birthday until next weekend. The diplomatic faux pas, sent on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people on Friday, also celebrated the "special relationship" between the British and US governments.
  • An unwanted immigrant: This demented duchess

    05/28/2010 2:57:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 850+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2010 | Andrea Peyser
    Bloody cheek. It's not every day a com moner is graced with the personage of a card-carry ing, blue-blooded, bone headed duchess. But Sarah Ferguson irritably dragged her hips into the Javits Center yesterday at the crack of 8:30, and proceeded to whine, kvetch and play the victim in a British accent as impenetrable as Scotland Yard. And, judging from the crowd she attracted, which coated the convention center like a lover's saliva on Fergie's well-traveled toes, the world's greediest, tackiest and brokest royal is quickly accomplishing a feat that has eluded her back home in England, where the weary...
  • Shamed Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson puts on a brave face

    05/26/2010 9:55:45 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies · 990+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:06 PM on 25th May 2010 | Rebecca English, Julie Moult and Sara Nathan
    Sarah Ferguson put on a brave face as she ran errands in New York today, ahead of her return to the UK to account to her ex-husband for her latest gaffe. She is expected to meet with Prince Andrew this week to explain how she was caught up in a sting by an undercover reporter, offering access to the prince for £500,000. After the news broke at the weekend she took a pre-arranged flight to Los Angeles to collect an award for her charity work.
  • Sarah Ferguson caught demanding $750K for access to ex Prince Andrew

    05/24/2010 3:46:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 483+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 24, 2010 | CATHY BURKE
    Flame-haired royal flake Sarah Ferguson, bragging that she and Prince Andrew are the "happiest divorced couple in the world," got stung on videotape shamelessly shilling access to her ex for more than $750,000. Andrew, the 50-year-old Duke of York, is Britain's special representative for international trade and investment. "Five hundred thousand pounds when you can, to me . . . open doors," Fergie says in videotape of a meeting at a ritzy London apartment, according to the British tabloid News of the World. "Then you open up all the channels, whatever you need, whatever you want . . . We...
  • Jordanian King to US Jews: Support PA State, 2002 Saudi Plan

    05/11/2010 3:29:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 338+ views
    inn ^ | 5/11.10 | Hana Levi Julian
    Jordan's King Abdullah II turned to Jewish leaders from the United States this week in hopes of convincing them to help pressure Israel to accept the 2002 Saudi Peace Plan as a means of getting talks with the Palestinian Authority back on track. The king and his wife, Queen Rania, who was born in a region today controlled by the Palestinian Authority, met Tuesday with the heads of the American Jewish Congress at the Royal Court in Amman to urge them to support an independent PA state. Abdullah told AJCongress President Richard S. Gordon and co-executive directors Matthew Horn and...
  • Swedish Princess Madeleine Breaks Off Engagement

    04/24/2010 1:33:07 PM PDT · by twister881 · 31 replies · 5,232+ views ^ | April 24, 2010 | AP
    "STOCKHOLM -- Princess Madeleine of Sweden has broken off her engagement with attorney Jonas Bergstrom, the Royal Court announced Saturday. "The reasons for the break up were not disclosed, but Norwegian magazine Se og Hoer published an interview this week with a woman named Tora Uppstroem Berg who claimed she had spent a night with the princess' fiance at a popular Swedish skiing resort last year."