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  • Witch Prison Found in 15th Century Scottish Church: Medieval Chapel Was Used to Hold Suspects

    07/22/2016 11:51:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Richard Gray
    Witch prison found in 15th century Scottish church: Medieval chapel was used to hold suspects before they were killed and burnedIn the years before the Reformation, a small chapel in a church on the outskirts of Aberdeen had provided a quiet place for Catholic women to pray in peace. But within 30 years of the switch from Catholicism to the Protestant faith, St Mary's Chapel at the Kirk of St Nicholas in Aberdeen took on a far darker and sinister role. Historians have uncovered evidence that the chapel, built during the 15th century, served as a prison for suspected witches...
  • Heil to the Progressive Coming Utopia

    07/22/2016 2:19:48 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 07/22/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: ďas a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here.Ē Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (1513Ė72), and of the young, deeply spiritual Robert Murray McCheyne (1813Ė43) who declared: ďThe Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.Ē Now Scotland is a land...
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from Godís Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • Scottish youngsters squeezed out of university by SNP cap amid warnings of post-Brexit crisis

    07/07/2016 1:01:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7 July 2016 ē 5:59AM | Simon Johnson
    Scottish school leavers are being squeezed out of university by SNP government policies and the situation will get worse for middle-class children, according to an official report published amid warnings of an impending Brexit funding crisis. Audit Scotland found that a cap on places for Scottish and EU students, imposed so that free tuition is affordable to the public purse, has not kept pace with the increasing number of applications. Its report said this meant it has become ďmore difficultĒ for Scottish youngsters to win a place and warned that implementing Nicola Sturgeonís plan to ďwiden accessĒ to more youngsters...
  • [Viking ship replica] Sea Stallion arrives in Inverie, Scotland

    07/31/2007 11:54:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies · 478+ views
    Sail World ^ | Saturday, July 28, 2007 | Tinna Damgard-Sorensen
    The Sea Stallion right before arrival to the Orkney Islands Pastime and cosy atmosphere. Sea Stallion taken from the support vessel 'Cable One' by the Viking ship And the further on, 4 hours of rowing in between the Orkney - Sea Stallion.
  • [Scottish PM] Nicola Sturgeon snubbed by EU member states including Germany

    06/29/2016 1:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 June 2016 ē 10:41AM | Simon Johnson
    Nicola Sturgeon will now meet Jean-Claude Juncker during her visit to Brussels today to discuss Scotland keeping its EU status, but she suffered another major blow after receiving short shrift from Germany. [Ö] It also emerged today that a series of member state governments have indicated they will not hold direct talks with the SNP about protecting Scotlandís status in the EU. The German government told the Glasgow Herald this was an ďinternalĒ British issue and declined to comment further when asked if it would engage directly with the Scottish Government. Ö
  • Exclusive-Farage Tells Breitbart:"Obama Visit Caused Brexit Bounce",Swayed Vote In(Shortened)

    06/24/2016 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Breitbart London
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage told Breitbart that the visit by President Obama, where he threatened to send Britain to the ďback of the queueĒ if the public voted to leave the European Union (EU), backfired and caused a ďBrexit BounceĒ, swaying Britons to vote for Brexit.
  • Poll puts support for Scottish independence at 59%

    06/26/2016 3:36:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies
    scotsman.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | scotsman
    NEARLY six out of 10 Scots say theyíd vote Yes in a second independence referendum. In a clear reflection of the growing backlash north of the Border to Thursdayís Brexit result, a ScotPulse online survey of 1,600 Scottish adults on Friday (24 June) showed that 59% of Scots now back leaving the UK.
  • Scotland can have a second referendum, but it must decide on a currency first

    06/25/2016 9:20:37 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    I believe that the currency issue did more than anything to deliver the late swing to No in the last referendum. The question of the choice between the pound, euro or a currency of Scotlandís own was never clarified, and that was fatal to the cause of independence in 2014. Unless the issue is resolved before another referendum I strongly suspect that this issue might again be fatal to the cause of Scottish independence. There are only four options. They are the pound, the euro, the US dollar or Scotlandís own currency.
  • For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations

    06/26/2016 1:46:32 PM PDT · by orchestra · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 6/26/2016 | Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin
    MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) ó At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again." "I love to see people take their country back. And that's really what's happening in the United States," Trump told reporters this weekend during a visit to his golf resort in western Scotland. The anxiety that drove the...
  • Trump dines with Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall at posh Scottish golf course

    06/25/2016 2:29:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 125 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/25/2016 | David Martosko
    Donald Trump welcomed Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall for dinner at his luxurious golf course in northeast Scotland on Saturday, the final event of a two-day tour of his properties there. Murdoch, 80, arrived at around 5:15 with wife Jerry Hall, 59, a former model who was previously married to Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger. The pair rode up the road to the clubhouse in an SUV with Trump himself. The MacLeod House, a restored 15th Century mansion on the grounds of the Trump International Golf Links Scotland, was the site of the meal. After a visit to...
  • Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon says second Scottish independence vote 'highly likely

    06/24/2016 2:43:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | BBC
    Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will. She said the Scottish government would begin preparing legislation to enable another independence vote.
  • Protester Interrupts Trump in Scotland, Hands Out Swastika Golf Balls

    06/24/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/24/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump stepped up to the podium at his press conference at Trump Turnberry in Scotland on Friday, a protester jumped up ó interrupting the start of the press conference ó to hand out golf balls with swastikas on them.
  • Trump: Scotland and Brexit, an advertorial for his golf course, and then goes full statesman

    06/24/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/24/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Old habits die hard for Donald Trump, apparently. Addressing the worldís media in a press conference at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, he used the first ten minutes or so to promote his property. To say the least, we have never seen a potential president mix his business interests with the political stage. As I write, he is responding to questions from the media and saying sensible things about Brexit, emphasizing that the British people are taking back control of their destiny. It is pretty impressive. I can only conclude that Donald Trump is a statesman in progress. And...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING BRITISH REFERENDUM ON E.U. MEMBERSHIP

    06/24/2016 3:03:44 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 244 replies
    Donald J. trump ^ | 6/24/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries Ė and our two peoples Ė are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration. Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare...
  • After this vote the UK is diminished, our politics poisoned

    06/24/2016 9:19:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 24, 2016 | Gary Younge
    During the campaign the very worst impulses were given free rein and voice. Britain is not greater for this decision but smaller, weaker and more vulnerable In the end those who placed their faith in the ďexpertsĒ were always going to be disappointed. The pollsters were wrong; the currency traders were wrong; the pundits were confounded. People who did not feel they had been heard have not just spoken. Given a one-off chance to tell the world what they think of how they are governed they have screamed a piercing cry of alienation and desperation. Given the choice between the...
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized ó and energized ó those movements.
  • Scotland votes to stay in EU as UK opts out of Europe

    06/23/2016 11:28:18 PM PDT · by Cronos · 75 replies
    The Times ^ | 24 June 2016 | lindsay mcintosh
    Scotland last night gave a resounding endorsement to the EU as the UK overall voted for Brexit, raising the prospect of a demand for a second independence referendum. ..In the early hours, Alex Salmond was.. announcing that, if Scotland voted to remain but the UK overall voted to leave, Nicola Sturgeon would ďimplement the SNP manifestoĒ. The SNP document for last monthís Scottish election states that Holyrood should have the right to hold a second independence vote if there is a ďsignificant and materialĒ change in circumstances from 2014, such as Scotland being taken out of the EU against its...
  • Corbyn's Anti-Trident Speech Angers Labour MPs (British nuclear submarines)

    02/27/2016 3:22:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 27, 2016 | Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent
    Jeremy Corbyn is on collision course with Labour MPs and trade unions for defiantly speaking at an anti-Trident rally and snubbing his party's pro-EU campaign. The Labour leader will address a CND rally in London alongside the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru, the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and veteran left-wing actress Vanessa Redgrave. His decision has infuriated many Labour MPs, who claim he is campaigning against the party's policy on Trident and ignoring its policy to campaign to remain in the EU. Although Mr Corbyn will also attend Labour's Yorkshire and the Humber regional conference, where...
  • Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote 'in' on EU

    06/13/2016 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2016 12:09 PM EDT | Jill Lawless
    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an impassioned call Monday for Labour Party supporters to vote to stay in the European Union, amid nervousness in the ďremainĒ camp that it is losing momentum ahead of next weekís referendum. Brown, who governed from 2007 to 2010, said Britain should ďlead in EuropeĒ and not leave it. Polls suggest the June 23 vote on whether to leave the 28-nation bloc could go either way. The ďremainĒ side has stressed the economic uncertainty that would be triggered by quitting, while the ďleaveĒ campaign has focused on unease about the large scale of...
  • An Independent Scotland? Please, God, Let it Happen!

    06/23/2016 10:32:21 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2014 | Milo
    In polite society, the correct opinion to hold about Scottish independence is that the Union must stay together. But Iíve been wondering: might not England thrive, freed from the yoke of those whining, kilted leeches? The more you think about it, the more persuasive the argument seems to be. Iíve been invited to debate this question Ė whether or not we long-suffering Sassenachs would be better off without our sponging Caledonian neighbours Ė in early September, at a debate held by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. How might I begin? Well, there are of course the immediate political consequences....
  • Scotland Seeks Independence Again After U.K. 'Brexit' Vote

    06/24/2016 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | June 24, 2016
    Scotland's government began moves Friday to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote, saying it faced being taken out of the European Union against its will. Scots voted by 62 percent to 38 percent to remain in the EU, according to Friday's results, in contrast to the overall U.K.-wide result of 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of quitting the bloc. A majority of voters in Northern Ireland also voted to remain in the EU, suggesting the U.K. faces internal constitutional upheaval as well as a contentious divorce from Brussels.
  • Live:Donald Trump POST Brexit EVENT from TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND (Trump Turnberry, Scotland) {6-24-16}

    06/24/2016 2:24:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 535 replies
    Friday, June 24, 2016 - This event is a press conference held at the Trump Turnberry Resort.@ 10:00am in Turnberry, Scotland @ Trump Turnberry, Scotland. A Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will follow at 11:00 AM. I'm not sure on the time for this. One live thread says 1pm EDT.
  • EU referendum: Scotland backs Remain as UK votes Leave

    06/23/2016 11:35:12 PM PDT · by Cronos · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 June 2016 | BBC
    Scotland has voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62% to 38% - with all 32 council areas backing Remain. But the UK as a whole has voted to Leave - raising the prospect of Scotland being taken out of the EU against its will.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland had delivered a "strong, unequivocal vote" to remain in the EU. ..Ms Sturgeon's predecessor, Alex Salmond, said the result could lead to a second independence referendum. Ms Sturgeon said the vote had made clear "that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the...
  • Trump Scotland visit dredges up U.K. controversies (vomitus maximus ALERT)

    06/23/2016 11:24:19 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump leaves for Scotland Thursday, briefly escaping his turbulent presidential campaign to attend the official opening of a remodeled golf resort bearing his name. The foreign trip, Trump's first as the presumptive Republican nominee, will bear none of the traditional marks of the ritualistic campaign voyage abroad that White House hopefuls have embarked on in recent years. Trump is not slated to meet with any foreign leaders or visit historical sites but instead attend to his multibillion-dollar business interests. The trip -- an unconventional venture emblematic of the real estate mogul's campaign -- comes on the heels of the...
  • Shotguns, second World War pistols and crossbows among haul of 13,000 weapons [tr]

    06/22/2016 10:44:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/21/16 | Watson
    Shotguns, second World War pistols and crossbows among haul of 13,000 weapons handed in during three-week amnesty across Scotland Campaign to get airguns off the streets resulted in a massive response Thousands of rifles, pistols, crossbows and other weapons handed in From July 1 owners of air weapons can start applying for a licence More than 11,500 weapons were handed in to police following a three-week campaign to get airguns off the streets. Thousands of rifles and pistols along with crossbows and other unique weapons are among the haul, which has filled an entire police storage unit. During the three...
  • Roman Silver Hoard Discovered in Scotland

    06/18/2016 12:53:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | editors
    Researchers led by Gordon Noble of the University of Aberdeen returned to a farmerís field in northeastern Scotland where a hand pin, chain, and spiral bangle all made of silver in the fourth or fifth centuries A.D. had been found more than 170 years ago. According to a report in Live Science, on the second day of the investigation, the team, which had the assistance of metal detectorists, found three Roman silver coins, a silver strap end, a piece of a silver bracelet, and pieces of hack silver. Over a period of 18 months, they gathered a total of 100...
  • Romans' Brutal Crackdown on Celts

    07/10/2005 12:04:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies · 3,990+ views
    EDP24 ^ | 09 July 2005 | BEN KENDALL
    Norfolk acted as a hub of resistance against Roman occupation, new analysis of archaeological finds has revealed. But the empire's military might eventually eclipsed native East Anglians in a brutal crackdown described as a "lost holocaust". A sprawling Celtic 'proto-city', as significant to its Iceni occupants as modern-day London, sprawled across eight square miles of West Norfolk, almost certainly providing a regular home to Boudicca. David Thorpe, from the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (Sharp), is excavations director for the site - the exact location of which is not being disclosed. Speaking yesterday, he explained the team have discovered...
  • Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops' Secret 'Terror Weapon'

    06/13/2016 11:55:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Metcalfe
    Some 1,800 years ago, Roman troops used "whistling" sling bullets as a "terror weapon" against their barbarian foes, according to archaeologists who found the cast lead bullets at a site in Scotland. Weighing about 1 ounce (30 grams), each of the bullets had been drilled with a 0.2-inch (5 millimeters) hole that the researchers think was designed to give the soaring bullets a sharp buzzing or whistling noise in flight. The bullets were found recently at Burnswark Hill in southwestern Scotland, where a massive Roman attack against native defenders in a hilltop fort took place in the second century A.D......
  • Royal Highland Fusiliers welcomed home from Kabul

    06/11/2016 5:18:38 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 7 replies
    Edinburgh Evening News ^ | 11 June 2016 | DIANE KING
    The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS), marched through Penicuik yesterday afternoon before attending a civic reception as guests of the Lord ≠Lieutenant and the Provost of Midlothian. Proud relatives and locals turned out to wish them well as they marked their return from operational duties as part of the UKís commitment to the Nato mission in Kabul. Troops have been providing protection for the Afghan security forces undergoing training, with some soldiers having been away from home for as long as nine months. The battalion took the opportunity to thank the wider community...
  • British [Scotland] Police Introduce Official Hijab, Will Do ĎAnythingí For ĎDiversity' [ed]

    06/08/2016 9:50:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Police Scotland have said they will do ďanythingĒ to be more ďdiverseĒ and will be introducing a special hijab to encourage more female Muslims to join the force. The Scottish Police authority released a detailed report on how they are working ďto achieve a workforce that is more representative of our society,Ē and encourage ďpeople from under-represented groups to consider policing as a career.Ē
  • A nation about to fall, North Korea(jeremiah 17:13)

    06/05/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 52 replies
    bible, HolySpirit | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Trump Plans to Attend Re-Opening of Scottish Golf Course

    06/01/2016 6:37:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Donald Trump is planning to attend the ceremonial opening of his Turnberry golf complex in Scotland following an extensive revamp. The Republican presidential contender said in a statement Wednesday that he's looking forward to attending the official opening on June 24 following the 200 million-pound ($290 million) renovation. He will be coming the day after British voters decide in a referendum whether to stay or leave the 28-country European Union.
  • Man arrested after teaching girlfriendís pug to perform Nazi salute

    05/10/2016 7:48:51 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 42 replies
    RT ^ | 5/10/2016 | staff
    A Scottish man who filmed his girlfriendís dog performing a Nazi salute has been arrested by the police and could face hate crime charges. Markus Meechan, 28, from North Lanarkshire, was remanded in custody on suspicion of publishing offensive material online. Meechan uploaded a video to Youtube which allegedly shows a pug making the Nazi salute and watching videos of Hitler. He has since apologized for causing offense and claims the video was a prank to annoy his girlfriend.
  • Saudi Arabia Approves Economic Reform Program

    04/25/2016 6:40:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2016 | Margherita Stancati and Dahlia Kholaif
    RIYADHóSaudi Arabia, crimped by low crude prices, approved Monday a long-term blueprint for the kingdomís economic transformation aimed at reducing its dependence on oil. The multiyear plan, dubbed ďSaudi Vision 2030,Ē was approved by the cabinet, according to Saudi Arabiaís monarch, King Salman. The Saudi cabinet, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, said the governmentís economic council would be in charge of overseeing the visionís implementation. Saudi officials later Monday were to present a broad overview of the countryís most extensive economic shake-up in decades. The steep drop in oil prices has given new urgency to...
  • The Total Collapse of Saudi Arabia is Fast Approaching

    03/07/2016 3:40:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 87 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 3/6/2016 | Joshua Krouse
    To the casual observer, Saudi Arabia might seem like an emboldened nation that is asserting itself. Theyíve been challenging Iran, fighting rebels in Yemen, threatening to invade Syria, and if some rumors are to be believed, they are currently trying to attain nuclear missiles from Pakistan. However, these arenít the actions of a stable nation that is asserting its dominance in the region. These are the flailing death throes of a nation that is struggling to hang on. Ever since global oil prices started to plummet, Saudi Arabia just hasnít been the same. Thatís no surprise. Since prices fell, other...
  • Saudi Arabia's oil 'maestro' exits as young prince flexes his muscles

    05/08/2016 2:37:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    CNBC ^ | 07 May 2016 | Tom DiChristopher | Patti Domm
    The end of Ali al-Naimi's more than two-decade tenure as Saudi Arabia's oil minister signals a new era for crude markets, analysts said on Saturday, and appeared to be a reaffirmation of Saudi policy to let oil set its own pricing. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree that replaced al-Naimi with Khalid al-Falih, chairman of Saudi Aramco, as part of a broad reshuffling of the cabinet. The move came as the world's largest oil producer continues to grapple with the fallout from the global bear market in crude oil. Al Naimi was the most watched figure in the...
  • Saudi shake-up rolls on with big reshuffle of economic posts

    05/08/2016 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08 May 2016 | Angus McDowall and Katie Paul
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday replaced his veteran oil minister and restructured some big ministries in a major reshuffle apparently intended to support a wide-ranging economic reform programme unveiled last week. The most eye-catching move was the creation of a new Energy, Industry and Natural Resources Ministry under Khaled al-Falih, chairman of the state oil company Aramco. He replaces the 80-year-old oil minister Ali al-Naimi, in charge of energy policy at the world's biggest oil exporter since 1995. But major changes were also made to the economic leadership, with Majed al-Qusaibi named head of the new Commerce and Investment...
  • Russia honours Canadian WW2 veteran with medal, vodka

    04/25/2016 9:42:29 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | Monday, April 25, 2016 10:05:18 EDT PM | Jonathan Sher
    Russia honours veteran with medal, vodka By Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press Monday, April 25, 2016 10:05:18 EDT PM When your life is the world of ≠diplomacy and your boss is Vladimir Putin, youíre not easily surprised. But the head of the Russian delegation in Toronto was taken aback this month when a 95-year-old Londoner, to be honoured for heroism during the Second World War, not only walked himself into the reception area, but passed up coffee and tea for a vodka. ďHe was quite surprised I walked in instead of being carried,Ē Londoner Bob Kennedy said. Kennedy was...
  • Royal Regiment of Scotland celebrates tenth anniversary with pipes and drums march through Edinburgh

    04/23/2016 4:27:51 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 23 replies
    Daily Record & Sunday Mail ^ | 23 April 2016 | STEPHEN STEWART
    SCOTLANDíS super-regiment celebrated their 10th birthday in stunning style yesterday. Crowds flocked to see the Royal Regiment of Scotland march through Edinburgh with flying colours to mark their historic anniversary. Regimental mascot Cruachan IV, a Shetland pony, was cheered by onlookers as he led the parade featuring an honour guard of 100 soldiers with the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland and the pipes and drums of 2 SCOTS, The Royal Highland Fusiliers. Senior officer Major General James Cowan said: ďOur soldiers are proud to parade in Edinburgh symbolising the support we receive from the wider community across Scotland...
  • Meekness[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/20/2016 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-20-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My" meekness is your strength for it is as you are moved only by the fortitude of My love that "True Zeal" then takes over and abides in you "As a River" forging and carving the path of My very will for your life "In Me" Acts 17:28 28 For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of [a]your own poets have said, ĎFor we also are His children.í Matthew 5:5 5 ďBlessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the [a]gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited,...
  • Scottish Muslim groups fail to attend Ahmadi anti-extremism event

    04/19/2016 10:17:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Apr 2016 | Libby Brooks
    Sikh, Jewish and Christian representatives attend campaign launch following death of Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah Ahmadi Muslims in Scotland have launched an anti-extremism campaign following the death of the Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah, despite the failure of other prominent Muslims to attend the event. Representatives of the Glasgow Central Mosque and the Muslim Council of Scotland were invited to attend the launch alongside other faith groups, but the Guardian understands that both sent their apologies at the last minute. ..The Guardian has reported on how Ahmadis across the UK face shunning and discrimination by Muslims of Shia and Sunni faiths...
  • Shunned for saying they're Muslims: life for Ahmadis after Asad Shah's murder

    04/19/2016 10:14:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 Apr 2016 | Libby Brooks
    Some of Samia Sultan¬ís neighbours don¬ít greet her any more, and sometimes it¬ís hard for her to understand why. Sultan, a dentist, lives in Glasgow, in an area of the city that is ¬Ė like most Muslim populations in the UK ¬Ė majority Sunni. But Sultan isn¬ít Sunni: she is Ahmadi. And that is the source of the problem. ¬ďMy neighbours were fine, but when they came to know I was Ahmadi, their attitude changed,¬Ē Sultan explains....¬ďThey would no longer reply to my greeting As-salńĀmu ¬Ďalaykum [peace be upon you]¬Ē with Wa¬íalaykumu s-salńĀm [and upon you peace].¬Ē When Asad Shah,...
  • Osborne Warns Of £36bn Cost If UK Leaves EU

    04/18/2016 2:03:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Sky UK ^ | Monday, April 18, 2016 | unattributed
    The Chancellor says income tax could rise by 8% and billions would be cut from public services if the UK votes to leave the EU... says Treasury analysis has found that UK tax receipts would be £36bn-a-year lower after 15 years... the amount the officials calculate the exchequer would lose if Britain was forced to enter a trade deal similar to that which Canada has recently negotiated. The figure is the same as eight pence in the pound added to income tax. The 'Canadian model' is the scenario that many who want to leave say would be in Britain's best...
  • A 'monster' is found lurking in the depths of Loch Ness...but bizarre shape spotted by [tr]

    04/13/2016 5:55:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2016 | Sarah Griffiths
    Nessie has finally been found in the mysteriously dark waters of Loch Ness Ė but all is not what it seems. A robotic submarine searching the lake for signs of the phantom Scottish beast has come across a long-lost model of the monster - but has not found any signs of the mythical monster's fabled lair. The 30ft-long (9 metre) model sank during the filming of from the 1970 film, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, and has been lost for 50 years before sonar images revealed its resting place.
  • Asad Shah death: Man admits killing shopkeeper because he 'disrespected' Islam (Scotland)

    04/06/2016 3:30:49 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 6, 2016 | BBC News
    The man accused of murdering Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah has issued a statement saying he carried out the killing because he believed Mr Shah had "disrespected" Islam. Tanveer Ahmed, 32, from Bradford, is accused of killing Mr Shah outside his shop in Glasgow almost a fortnight ago. In the statement he denied the incident had anything to do with Christianity. Mr Ahmed claimed Asad Shah had "disrespected" Islam by claiming to be a prophet. The shopkeeper, an Ahmadi Muslim, who had moved from Pakistan to Glasgow almost 20 years ago, was found with serious injuries outside his shop on Minard...
  • This Man Witnessed Islamís Destruction of Great Britain and Says America Is Next

    04/05/2016 7:49:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    I have a close friend, Mark, who was born in Scotland and has lived in England since he was ten years old and he has shared with me how Muslims are steadily destroying his country.Over twenty years ago, a large number of Muslims, many from Albania, began immigrating to England. Many of them stuck together, moving into the same cities, just like they are doing here in the US.The Muslims claimed that they had no intention of changing English culture or laws. Yet, Mark told me that as their numbers grew in some of the cities, they wasted little time...
  • Anti-terror police launch probe into Glasgow Central Mosque leader's Pakistani terror link

    03/31/2016 6:26:50 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 3 replies
    The Herald Scotland ^ | March 31, 2016 | Peter Swindon
    Anti-terror police have launched an investigation after it emerged that the head of religious events at Glasgow Central Mosque, Sabir Ali, held senior positions in the UK branch of the group Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) Ė an organisation responsible for terrorist atrocities in Pakistan. In documents uncovered by the BBC, the organisation's own publication suggests that both Ali and Hafiz Abdul Hamid, a leader at Edinburgh's Polwarth Mosque, had connections with SSP after it was banned. SSP was proscribed by the UK government in 2001 and then by the government of Pakistan in 2002 for violence against the Shiía community.
  • British Leader NIGEL FARAGE ENDORSES Donald TRUMP! A President Trump would be good news for Britain

    03/27/2016 8:13:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/27/2016 | Gary Forbes
    British Leader NIGEL FARAGE ENDORSES @realDonaldTRUMP! "A President Trump would be good news for Britain!"
  • Happy Easter from the Religion of Peace. Muslims kill their own

    03/26/2016 7:19:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Steyn On Line ^ | 3/25/2016 | Mark Steyn
    In the spirit of the season, Asad Shah, a Glasgow newsagent and a "devout Muslim"*[see update at the foot of the page], decided to send out an Easter greeting on his Facebook page: GOOD FRIDAY AND VERY HAPPY EASTER, ESPECIALLY TO MY BELOVED CHRISTIAN NATION X! BISMILLAH... Let's Follow The Real Footstep Of Beloved Holy Jesus Christ (PBUH) And Get The Real Success In Both Worlds xxxx Less than four hours after this ecumenical greeting, Mr Shah was savagely murdered outside his shop by his co-religionists: The victim was found seriously injured on Minard Road, Glasgow, and was taken to...