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  • The Maltese Phantom of Russiagate

    05/30/2018 12:07:33 PM PDT · by publana · 14 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 30, 2018 | Lee Smith
    In the shifting narratives of the Trump-Russia probe, a Maltese academic named Joseph Mifsud has remained a linchpin regarding claims of collusion. He is the professor who allegedly told Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had emails related to the Clinton campaign. The FBI says it opened its investigation in late July 2016 after Papadopoulos relayed that information to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, and the Australians tipped off U.S. authorities. While some news accounts describe Mifsud as an accomplice to Russian clandestine operations or a “cut-out” (intermediary), others contend he is a full-fledged Russian spy. In an official...
  • Mountain Dew Mistakenly Tells All of Scotland to Masturbate for 'Epic Thrills'

    08/30/2018 1:31:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    Vice ^ | August 29, 2018 | Jelisa Castrodale
    Not terribly long ago, The Scotsman newspaper printed a helpful list of 15 words that have alternate meanings in Scotland. It pointed out that pudding has nothing to do with a Jell-O mix but is often a sausage made from pigs’ blood, that messages means grocery shopping, and that if you mince something, you’ve pretty much effed it up. Unfortunately, the paper failed to include chug on the list, which is why Mountain Dew UK is being dragged across Scottish Twitter for inadvertently telling everyone that they’re chronic masturbators.
  • Humans were visiting Staffa in the Bronze Age, scientists find

    08/17/2018 12:22:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    iNews UK ^ | Thursday, August 9th, 2018 | Chris Green
    he first clear evidence of Bronze Age human activity on Staffa, the dramatic rocky island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides, has been discovered by archaeologists. A single shard of decorated prehistoric pottery was discovered in a small pit on the island in 2016, prompting a more detailed excavation which concluded last week. The team of archaeologists found a burnt grain of hulled barley at the same site, which according to radiocarbon dating originated somewhere between 1880 and 1700 BC. The scientists said the grain -- alongside more fragments of the same type of pottery -- demonstrated that people were "visiting and...
  • Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals

    08/15/2018 12:07:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Phy dot org ^ | August 1, 2018 | Isabelle Dubach, University of New South Wales
    UNSW scientists have shown -- for the first time -- that a series of high-profile burial sites in the Pacific, Mediterranean and northern Scotland were likely related to catastrophic tsunamis... Honorary Professor James Goff from the PANGEA Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, who co-authored the paper, says the research provides new insights into past human-environment interactions and a new perspective on past catastrophic events... The researchers looked at coastal mass burial sites in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as well as in Orkney and Shetland. The mass graves cover a long timeframe of human history -- they are from about...
  • IS THIS NESSIE?

    07/30/2018 7:06:41 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 48 replies
    https://www.thesun.co ^ | 15th September 2016 | BRITTANY VONOW
    The moment that three monster-like humps rise out of the waters of Loch Ness has been captured on film by amateur photographer Ian Bremner - adding fuel to the fire that the monster really does exist.
  • Documents: Trump golf course damaged protected sand dunes

    07/29/2018 8:06:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 07/29/18 | Staff
    <p>Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority” of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland.</p> <p>Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management and monitoring of sites of special scientific interest, has found that construction of the golf course has “led to direct loss of” as much as 68 hectares (168 acres) of mobile sand dunes protected under Scottish law. The destruction occurred despite a personal commitment by Trump to minimize the damage when Scottish authorities granted permission for the project.</p>
  • Francesco Molinari becomes first Italian to win British Open in 158 years

    07/22/2018 2:36:35 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 69 replies
    wwos.nine.com.au ^ | 7/22/18 | Darren Walton
    (snip) --- Francesco Molinari has held off a cast of golfing giants including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and defending champion Jordan Spieth to become the first Italian winner of the British Open in 158 years. Playing alongside the resurgent Woods in the final round, Molinari carded a nerveless two-under-par 69 to win the Claret Jug by two shots from McIlroy (70), English hope Justin Rose (69) and Americans Xander Schauffele (74) and Kevin Kisner (74). With a brilliant birdie at the last, 35-year-old Molinari's eight-under 72-hole total of 276 eclipsed Padraig Harrington's Carnoustie tournament record score from 2007 by a...
  • 30 harshest protest signs that greeted Trump in London, Scotland (Dumber than you imagined)

    07/15/2018 5:58:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Tanda Gmiter
    President Donald Trump's first official visit to the U.K. was marked by thousands of people demonstrating in the streets, first in London as Trump met with Queen Elizabeth and then in Scotland where he went to play a little golf. Handmade signs at the massive protest in central London last Friday took aim at Trump's immigration policies and his past comments about women, among plenty of other topics. Not everyone in the crowds came out to hate on Trump. Some were seen sporting his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" on hats, according to the Associated Press. But the majority...
  • Pride comes before a fool as Nicola Sturgeon ignores Donald Trump’s visit to lead equality parade

    07/15/2018 1:32:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | July 15, 2018 | Judith Duffy, Hannah Rodger, and Russell Blackstock
    NICOLA STURGEON was one of thousands of Scots on the march yesterday as Donald Trump played golf at Turnberry. The First Minister led the Pride parade in Glasgow in support of LGBT equality while protests against the president’s visit to Scotland took place in Edinburgh and at his two golf resorts. Ms Sturgeon had been named honorary grand marshal for Pride and led 8,000 people through the city centre to a festival at Kelvingrove Park in the West End. After the march she said she had accepted the invitation from Pride before Mr Trump’s visit to Scotland this weekend was...
  • Paragliding Trump protester arrested

    07/15/2018 11:15:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jason Hoffman and Livvy Doherty
    Police in Scotland have arrested the paragliding protester who was able to get surprisingly close to President Donald Trump on Friday night as the President visited his Turnberry golf resort. In a statement, Police Scotland said a 55-year-old man has been charged and will appear in Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday. After the President arrived at his Turnberry resort, the paraglider, a Greenpeace activist, flew by the President with a banner that read, "TRUMP, WELL BELOW PAR #RESIST," and then managed to escape. Greenpeace tweeted an image of the incident with the caption, "We've just delivered a message to @RealDonaldTrump...
  • Paraglider charged in Trump resort flight; Finns demonstrate

    07/15/2018 8:03:35 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 43 replies
    CBS ^ | 07/15/2018 | AP
    ONDON (AP) - A man has been charged in connection with a Greenpeace protest that breached a no-fly security zone and flew a banner close to the golf resort where President Donald Trump was staying, Scottish police said Sunday. The paraglider carried a banner reading "Trump: Well Below Par" Friday night over Trump's Turnberry resort in western Scotland to protest his environmental policies. After the glider appeared, Trump was seen cutting across the grass, quickly heading to the entrance of the resort. Police in Scotland said 55-year-old man was arrested and charged. They did not give further details. The man...
  • Major Breach As UK Security Allowed Protesting Paraglider To Fly Within Yards Of Trump In Scotland

    07/14/2018 4:45:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    GP ^ | 07/14/18 | Kristinn Taylor
    This was an appalling security breach that could have resulted in dozens killed and wounded–including President Trump. Friday night soon after Trump arrived at his Trump Turnberry golf club in Scotland, a Greenpeace protester flying a motored paraglider with a large anti-Trump banner hanging below flew within yards overhead of Trump who was outside receiving guests, forcing him to race inside with his Secret Service detail. Inexplicably, first U.K. security on the perimeter and then U.S. security on top and around the building allowed the paraglider to fly unmolested over Trump, members of his national security team, senior administration officials...
  • Major Breach as UK Security Allowed Protesting Paraglider to Fly Within Yards of Trump...

    07/14/2018 2:34:30 PM PDT · by McGruff · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 14, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor (our own Kristinn)
    This was an appalling security breach that could have resulted in dozens killed and wounded–including President Trump. Friday night soon after Trump arrived at his Trump Turnberry golf club in Scotland, a Greenpeace protester flying a motored paraglider with a large anti-Trump banner hanging below flew within yards overhead of Trump who was outside receiving guests, forcing him to race inside with his Secret Service detail. Inexplicably, first U.K. security on the perimeter and then U.S. security on top and around the building allowed the paraglider to fly unmolested over Trump, members of his national security team, senior administration officials...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, July 12, 2018 [prayer]

    07/12/2018 5:57:50 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 28 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation, and our President's diplomatic tour in the United Kingdom.
  • Nicola Sturgeon: UK Government has descended into 'utter chaos'

    07/09/2018 2:31:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    heraldscotland.com ^ | July 9, 2018 | Tom Gordon
    THE resignation of David Davis as Brexit Secretary has confirmed the UK government’s descent into “utter chaos”, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister said Theresa May’s administration was now simply a “shambles”. Ms Sturgeon tweeted her verdict as SNP MPs were being asked to attend a Downing Street briefing on the Prime Minister’s Chequers deal by her of chief of staff Gavin Barwell. Mr Barwell has offered a briefing on Mrs May’s Brexit proposals to all opposition MPs, in a sign Number 10 knows it cannot rely on the support of Tory MPs alone to make them work. Leading...
  • Curtain Lifts on Edinburgh Armistice Anniversaru Concert

    07/09/2018 11:04:28 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 5 replies
    Edinburgh Evening News ^ | 07 July 2018 | Diane King
    Of the 700,000 Scots who enlisted to fight in the First World War, more than 100,000 were never to return home. Now a Concert of Remembrance will be held in the Capital to mark the centenary of the end of the devastating war that claimed so many Scottish sons. Bands of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland and Royal Air Force Central Scotland Pipes and Drums will feature in a stirring night of music reflecting on the four years and three months of conflict that took such a toll. Lord Provost Frank Ross was joined by...
  • [UK] Government releases details of President Trump's UK [& Scotland] visit

    07/08/2018 2:38:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Westmonster ^ | July 6, 2016 | Westmonster
    The government has announced the details of President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. He will land in Britain on Thursday, July 12th, and then attend a function at Blenheim Palace – Trump has family ties to Scotland and the Royal Regiment of Scotland is due to perform at the event. Then he’ll make the trip to Chequers to have talks with Theresa May and then he’s off to meet Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle. President Trump is then set to travel up to Scotland on Friday and stay until Sunday.
  • Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence

    07/01/2018 3:45:12 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    A chart of basic biographical data for every signer of the Declaration of Independence. I am actually familiar with just 14 of the 56 names, which is kind of depressing and embarrassing. Almost one half were lawyers. Only one was unmarried. Eleven had at least 10 children. Fourteen lived to be at least 80 years old. Eight were foreign born - from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland (Gueranger)

    06/10/2018 3:57:00 AM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble ONE WEEK HAS ELAPSED since the day on which we beheld Clotilde arise, and from yonder land of France won over to Christ by her, make known to the whole world, what is the special role of woman beside the cradle of a nation. Until Christianity came, man altogether lowered in his own person and in the social order, by the consequences of sin, was wholly ignorant of the grandeur of the divine intention, in this respect; philosophy and history never dreamed it possible that maternity could be raised to such heights. But since the Holy Ghost...
  • Meghan Merkle Is Descended From Robert The Bruce

    06/04/2018 7:55:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 79 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04/01/2018 | Tim Stickings
    Meghan Markle is descended from Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, it has emerged. The royal bride-to-be can trace her family back to the Scottish king who won independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. The link between royal families seven centuries apart is revealed in Andrew Morton's new book Hollywood Princess, according to The Sun. Mr Morton said: 'It is ­possible to trace a direct line through 25 generations to Robert I of Scotland, perhaps the most colourful of all Scottish kings.