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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/27/2016 | Gary Forbes
    British Leader NIGEL FARAGE ENDORSES @realDonaldTRUMP! "A President Trump would be good news for Britain!"
  • Muslim shopkeeper stabbed to death hours after message wishing beloved Christian nation happy Easter

    03/25/2016 11:18:00 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 58 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 25th March 2016 | Richard Spillett
    ēThe 'peace-loving' victim was popular in his neighbourhood of Glasgow ēHours before his death, he posted message advertising inter-faith meeting ēPolice confirmed all those currently involved in investigation were Muslim 'A man has been arrested after a popular Muslim shopkeeper was stabbed to death by another Muslim in a religiously motivated attack just hours after he had posted a message wishing 'a very happy Easter to my beloved Christian nation'. Asad Shah, 40, was set upon with a knife and had his head stamped on in a shocking attack outside his Glasgow newsagents shop just after 9pm last night. A...
  • A dash of cold water for global warming forecast

    04/20/2003 5:10:33 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 22 replies · 560+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | April 21, 2003 | GEORGE KEREVAN
    FOREST fires rage out of control despite water-bombing by helicopters. A sweltering heatwave grips the outback. Is this Australia? No, itís Scotland enjoying its driest spring on record. The war might have come and gone, and we might be having an election next week, but all Scotland can talk about is the odd weather. Welcome to global warming.Or is it? I remain doggedly unconvinced. Certainly, the past decade has seen shorter winters in Scotland. But that only proves the climate is highly variable. Certainly, we are seeing a global bounce in temperature since the mini cold spasm that gripped the...
  • Scot leader: UK vote to quit EU would fuel independence push

    03/13/2016 9:25:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 13, 2016 12:18 PM EDT
    Scotlandís leader says she doesnít want to use a possible British vote to leave the European Union as leverage to achieve independence. But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon concedes that Scotsí secessionist spirits would be inflamed if English voters forced them out of the EU. Sturgeon spoke Sunday on the second day of her Scottish National Partyís spring conference, which is focused on strengthening nationalist control of Scotlandís Parliament in a May 5 election. [Ö] Sundayís published poll data suggested that Scottish voters appear much more enthusiastic than their English neighbors about staying inside the 28-nation bloc, with 50 percent planning...
  • A9 Unearths Killiecrankie Battle Relics

    03/06/2016 5:28:37 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Transport Scotland ^ | March 3rd, 2016 | An agency of the Scottish Government
    A metal detecting survey on the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie -- part of the Scottish Government's work to dual the A9 -- has unearthed dozens of items linked to the famous 1689 skirmish. The artefacts include a copper alloy pendant, a harness boss, two buckles, part of the support for a sword belt, horse shoes, buttons, and musket munitions... The battle of Killiecrankie took place on the 27 July 1689 between a Jacobite army under the command of John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount of Dundee 'Bonnie Dundee' -- and a Government army commanded by General Hugh Mackay....
  • Obama Opposes New Pro-Israel Measures, Will Not Follow Provisions to Help Jewish State

    02/25/2016 10:51:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/16 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama has announced in a rare statement that he will not follow newly passed measures aimed at boosting the Israeli economy and strengthening ties between the United States and the Jewish state, according to a statement issued by the president. Obama stated that while he would sign the new trade resolution, portions of which focus on combatting economic boycotts of Israel, he would not enforce certain pro-Israel provisions that order the United States to stop partnering with countries that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which aims to isolate Israel. The president’s rejection of these...
  • David Cameron boasts of 'brilliant' UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia (EU arms embargo)

    02/25/2016 10:08:20 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    the guardian, U.K. ^ | 25 February 2016 | Rowena Mason
    David Cameron has boasted of his efforts to help sell ‚Äúbrilliant things‚ÄĚ such as Eurofighter Typhoons to Saudi Arabia on the day the European parliament voted for an arms embargo on the country over its bombardment of Yemen. The prime minister talked of the UK government‚Äôs role in selling equipment made by defence company BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia, Oman and other countries as he visited the firm‚Äôs factory in Preston. At almost the same time, the European parliament voted in favour of an EU-wide ban on arms being sold to Saudi Arabia in protest at its heavy aerial bombing...
  • Iran offers financial reward for families of potential Palestinian 'intifada martyrs'

    02/25/2016 6:09:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 24, 2016 | By MAAYAN GROISMAN
    According to Iranian ambassador to Beirut, every family of a martyr will receive $7,000, while a family whose home was demolished by the IDF will receive $30,000. Speaking at a press conference in Beirut on Wednesday, Iranian ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali, said: "Continuing Iran's support for the oppressed Palestinian people, Iran announces the provision of financial aid to families of Palestinian martyrs who were killed in the "Jerusalem intifada." Fathali called on the Arab Muslim nation to unite around the central Palestinian issue and said that "the martyrs' blood will release the entire Palestine, from the river to the...
  • Transgender pageant winner loses her title

    02/22/2016 10:01:04 AM PST · by massmike · 27 replies
    heraldscotland.com ^ | 02/22/2016 | n/a
    THE Scottish winner of a national transgender beauty pageant has had her title stripped from her as she is ‚Äúnot transgender enough‚ÄĚ. Jai Dara Latto, from Walkerburn, Peeblesshire, was named Miss Transgender UK in a ceremony in London last September. But Rachael Bailey, who runs the pageant, has now removed Jai‚Äôs title and is set to crown another beauty queen, Daisy Bell, the winner after seeing video footage she claims proves Ms Latto is not living as a woman full-time. The video, which was taken as part of a documentary about the pageant to be screened online by BBC3 next...
  • Nigel Farage And George Galloway's Grassroots Out Alliance Mercilessly Mocked Online

    02/20/2016 2:02:27 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    huffingtonpost.co.uk ^ | Feb 20, 2016 | George Bowden
    The revelation that Nigel Farage and George Galloway are to work together on the European Union referendum has been mercilessly mocked, with the unlikely pact described as an "unholy alliance". The Ukip and Respect party leaders appeared together at a rally for the Grassroots Out campaign on Friday, launching the campaign to persuade voters to end Britain's membership of the EU. Yet instead of being welcomed, Galloway's appearance prompted a mass walkout at the event, and the party leaders' partnership is now the subject of intense scrutiny - and mockery.
  • Eight ISIS, Taliban recruits joined Galloway convoy to Gaza

    02/10/2016 11:35:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2016, 5:05 PM | Ari Soffer
    A brutal ISIS torturer wasn't the only jihadist terrorist who traveled with former British MP George Galloway to Gaza, it has been revealed. According to a recent report, Alexander Kotey left the UK on Galloway's "Viva Palestina" convoy to Gaza in 2009, and from there eventually made his way to Syria to join the Islamic State terror group. [...] As many as eight Muslim extremists who would later be convicted of or involved in terrorist activities joined the convoy, according to The Times. Among them were Amin Addala and Reza Afsharzadegan, both known associates of Emwazi from west London; and...
  • Why Does George Washington Have Two Birthdays?

    02/01/2016 10:37:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    The FindingDulcinea Blog ^ | February 11, 2010 | Denis Cummings
    This Monday is the federal holiday Washington's Birthday, better known as Presidents Day, celebrated on the third Monday of February. If you want to know the actual birth date of George Washington, you will find two dates: Feb. 22, 1732, and Feb. 11, 1731. Both dates are correct. What accounts for the discrepancy? When Washington was born, Britain and its colonies were using the Julian calendar. Developed in first century B.C. under Julius Caesar, it had three too many leap days per 400-year period. The Catholic Church corrected the error in the 16th century by introducing a modified calendar (the...
  • George Galloway bans Israel supporters from election events

    01/24/2016 6:12:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2016, 1:46 PM | Ari Soffer
    Controversial anti-Israel politician and London Mayoral candidate George Galloway has been accused of "fascism," after refusing a man entry to his events because he is pro-Israel. Jewish activist Ben Gross of the Israel Advocacy Movement had attempted to enter a public talk by Galloway last week, but was rejected and physically blocked from entering. If Gross was under any doubt as to why he was turned away, Galloway himself quickly made it clear to his audience that it was his pro-Israel sympathies which made him a persona non grata. ...
  • The mysterious layers of Gilmerton Cove

    01/21/2016 3:02:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Philip Coppens website ^ | prior to 2016 | Philip Coppens
    Gilmerton Cove is a mysterious cave system in suburban Edinburgh. For a long time assumed to have been the work of an 18th century blacksmith, it is now emerging that he could not have possibly created the entire system himself. The question that everyone asks, therefore, is who then created the enigmatic structure? ...The Cove is a series of caves, connected by a 40 feet main passageway, with two entrances, and located no more than ten feet underground. ...There are clear signs that the various rooms were once separated from each other by wooden doors. Elsewhere, there is a well...
  • Sell everything! 2016 will be a 'cataclysmic year,' warns RBS

    01/12/2016 7:38:42 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    That harrowing advice is from The Royal Bank of Scotland, which has warned of a "cataclysmic year" ahead for markets and advised clients to head for the exit. Do not wait. Do not pass go. "Sell everything except high quality bonds," warned Andrew Roberts in a note this week.
  • Syrian refugees being foisted on a remote Scottish island

    12/20/2015 4:25:40 PM PST · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Dec 18, 2015 | Sue Reid
    15 families have arrived on the tiny island of Bute, off the West of Scotland Scottish minister Humza Yousaf said their arrival was a 'proud day', adding: 'I would like to extend the warmest of welcomes on behalf of the people of Scotland, and wish them all the best as they start their new lives here.' For her part, Home Secretary Theresa May tried to reassure locals by saying all arrivals would be screened to ensure they did not pose a security threat, amid fears that some would-be terrorists who have travelled to Britain posing as refugees. Indeed, in September,...
  • Tiny Shetland island declares independence

    06/21/2008 3:54:28 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 34 replies · 565+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Saturday, June 21, 2008 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON (Reuters) - The owner of a tiny island in off Scotland declared its independence from the United Kingdom on Saturday, saying he wanted the territory, population one, to be a crown dependency like the Channel Islands. In a declaration on his Web site, Stuart Hill, who owns the 2.5 acre island of Forvik in the Shetland Islands in the North Sea, said he no longer recognised the authority of the government or the European Union, and cited a centuries-old royal marriage dowry deal as the basis for his claim. "Forvik owes no allegiance to any United Kingdom government, central...
  • Mystery 'Mound' To Be Saved From The Sea (Shetlands)

    01/26/2008 10:07:01 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 72+ views
    The Shetland news ^ | 1-26-2008 | Gavin Morgan
    Mystery Ďmoundí to be saved from the sea Gavin Morgan 26 January, 2008 ARCHAEOLOGISTS plan to save a fine example of a Bronze Age burnt mound from disappearing into the sea in a unique £70,000 removal operation on Shetland this coming summer. Historic Scotland has given permission for the site at Cruister, on Bressay, to be shifted to the islandsí heritage centre. The unprecedented project will see the prehistoric version of a water heater, a third of which has already been eroded by the sea, dismantled and rebuilt in fully functional order. Barbara Anderson, of Bressay Heritage Centre, said it...
  • Shetland's past comes to life amid the ruins

    04/17/2006 10:29:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 311+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Tuesday, 18th April 2006 | Caroline Wickham-Jones
    The people of Jarlshof threw garbage into dumps from before 2500 BC but, although their waste was unwanted, their refuse has been anything but rubbish for archaeologists investigating their lives. We know that the Stone Age settlers lived in small circular stone houses, that they tilled crops, kept cattle and sheep, and harvested the sea for fish and whales, seals and shellfish. They also made tools - some finely decorated - from stone, pottery and bone... In the 19th century the site was visited by Sir Walter Scott who christened the ruined hall "Jarlshof", and the name has stuck since....
  • Shifting Sand Dunes Reveal Large Bronze Age Settlement [Orkney]

    12/12/2015 9:12:37 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | Steven McKenzie
    The remains of 14 houses and stone tools, including knives, have been described as "one of the biggest complexes of Bronze Age settlement in the Scottish isles". The finds on the beach could be more than 4,000 years old. Archaeologists believe the houses were buried by sand dunes in the second millennium BC -- but have recently been exposed by the actions of weather and the sea. Prof Jane Downes and Christopher Gee, of the University of the Highlands and Islands, Prof Colin Richards, of the University of Manchester and Dr Vicki Cummings, of University of Central Lancashire, made the...
  • Ancient British tree undergoing 'sex-change'

    11/02/2015 11:36:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 2, 2015 | Staff
    A British tree thought to be up to 5,000 years old has started to change sex, a "rare and unusual" phenomenon not fully understood by scientists, a botanist said Monday. The Fortingall Yew, in Perthshire, central Scotland has for hundreds of years been recorded as male, but has recently begun sprouting berries, suggesting that at least part of the tree is changing gender. "It's a rare occurence ... rare and unusual and not fully understood," said Max Coleman of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, who spotted the berries. "It's thought that there's a shift in the balance of hormone-like compounds that...
  • I wanna be like you! Chimpanzees develop a 'Scottish accent' after moving to Edinburgh Zoo

    11/03/2015 11:00:04 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2015 | Colin Fernandez
    If you live in a foreign country, it helps to learn the local lingo. And this holds just as true for apes as it does for humans, scientists claim. Chimpanzees that had lived for years in a Dutch safari park adopted a 'Scottish accent' after they moved to a new home in an Edinburgh Zoo alongside nine local chimps, the researchers argue. The Dutch apes would make high pitched grunts when they saw apples. The local Edinburgh chimps, by contrast, made a distinctive, lower-pitched grunt. It's evidence, the scientists from the universities of York, Zurich and St Andrews said, that...
  • Black Watch Well rededication ceremony

    11/01/2015 4:28:40 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 18 replies
    The Royal Gazette ^ | 23 October 2015
    Soldiers from the Black Watch revisited the well dug by their forebears in 1849 ‚ÄĒ thought to be the first time the famous regiment has returned to the spot since. The pipes and drums of the legendary Scottish regiment, now the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, performed yesterday as the relandscaped Black Watch Well off North Shore Road, Pembroke, was officially opened by Governor George Fergusson and Public Works Minister Craig Cannonier. Mr Fergusson, whose late father Brigadier Charles Fergusson was commanding officer of the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch, said: "Their predecessors dug this well...
  • Hazelnut shells found at Skye Mesolithic site

    10/25/2015 12:19:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | October 22, 2015 | Steven McKenzie
    The remains of hazelnuts eaten by some of Skye's earliest inhabitants were found at a dig on the island, archaeologists have revealed. Hazelnuts were a favourite snack of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, according to archaeologists at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The shells found at an excavation above Staffin Bay could be 8,000-years-old. UHI carried out the dig along with Staffin Community Trust, school children and volunteers. Dan Lee, lifelong learning and outreach archaeologist at UHI, said: "We have found lots of fragments of charred hazelnut shells in the lower soil samples. "They are the ideal thing to date...
  • Two Libyans identified as Lockerbie bombing suspects, Scotland, U.S. say

    10/15/2015 10:47:01 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2015
    Two Libyans have been identified as suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, nearly 27 years ago, Scottish and U.S. officials say. They have asked for Libya's help to interview them.
  • Rare painting of the Saginaw River

    10/13/2015 2:38:31 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 49 replies
    www.askart.com | Staff
    Robert Clunie was born June 29, 1895 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He began painting outdoors in his native Scotland at the age of 13 and was accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy. However, he cancelled his enrollment choosing instead to go to America. In 1911, he and his older brother William boarded the S.S. California for New York. Upon their arrival to the United States, they joined relatives in Saginaw, Michigan. In January 1918, wanting to escape the dark cold Michigan winters, Clunie boarded a train to Pasadena, California. It was on this return train trip back to Saginaw that he...
  • British nurse who contracted Ebola hospitalized again

    10/09/2015 5:15:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2015 8:14 AM EDT
    Londonís Royal Free Hospital says a nurse who recovered from Ebola last year has been hospitalized again and is being treated for an unusual late complication. Her condition is described as serious. A military aircraft flew Pauline Cafferkey from her home in Scotland to London early Friday. The hospital said she was being treated in its isolation unit. Ö
  • Pigs Unearth Hunter-Gatherer Civilization

    10/08/2015 2:15:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Discovery News ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Viegas
    Pigs foraging along a Scottish coastline have unwittingly uprooted the earliest evidence for a remote population of hunter-gatherers. The uprooted items, stone tools that have been dated to around 12,000 years ago, are described in the latest issue of British Archaeology. The tools were discovered on the east coast of the Isle of Islay, Scotland, and include sharp points -- likely used for hunting big game -- scrapers and more. Archaeologists Steven Mithen and Karen Wicks of the University of Reading explained to Discovery News that a gamekeeper had previously released the pigs at a local port on Islay to...
  • ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER BRONZE AGE ĎSAUNA HOUSEí IN ORKNEY

    10/06/2015 11:05:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Historic Scotland ^ | 29 September 2015 | unattributed (Alan Bannon, Media & PR Officer)
    Archaeologists in Orkney have uncovered the remains of over 30 buildings dating from around 4000 BC to 1000 BC, together with field systems, middens and cemeteries. The find includes a very rare Bronze Age building which experts believed could have been a sauna or steam house, which may have been built for ritual purposes. EASE Archaeology recently made the exciting discovery on the periphery of the prehistoric Links of Noltland, on the island of Westray in Orkney, next to where the famous ĎWestray Wifeí was found in 2009, which is believed to be the earliest depiction of a human face...
  • BA tells ĎCaptain Kirkí Salmond exactly where he can boldly go

    10/04/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/2015 | Glen Owen
    As leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond tried to boldly go where none of his predecessors had gone before and win independence for Scotland. But the former First Minister overreached himself when he booked on to a British Airways flight as Star Trekís James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Mr Salmond faced embarrassment when BA flatly refused to let him on the plane at Heathrow because the name on his ticket Ė belonging to the character played by William Shatner in the seminal science-fiction series Ė didnít match that in his passport. Only a series of frantic calls...
  • Could Cramond hold the secret of Scotland during Dark Ages?

    10/02/2015 11:26:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    City of Edinburgh ^ | Thursday, 1st October 2015 | unattributed
    The mass burial in Cramond, believed to be the oldest occupied village in Scotland, was uncovered in 1975 during an excavation of a Roman Bathhouse found at the site of a car park. Forty years later, a team led by the City of Edinburgh Council has embraced modern science to examine the remains of nine individuals found in the grave with fascinating results. The evidence has disproved an early theory that the bodies were victims of the bubonic plague, instead dating the individuals back another 800 years to the 6th Century AD. Thanks to state-of-the-art computer programming, researchers were able...
  • Ancient palace found in dig on hill[UK]

    08/02/2008 7:28:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 231+ views
    The Press and Journal ^ | 02 Aug 2008 | Alistair Beaton
    Archaeologists uncover Aberdeenshireís hidden history on slopes of Bennachie Archaeologists have uncovered ancient traces, from tiny bead ornaments to massive walls, of a forgotten princeís palace on the slopes of Bennachie in Aberdeenshire. Only yards from a busy car park used by walkers visiting the landmark hill, a 15-strong team rediscovered remains of Maiden Castle just below the surface of a wooded hillside mound. A stoneís throw from the Rowantree car park, near Pitcaple, and also close to one of the most important Pictish carved monuments in the country, the two-week dig confirmed the importance of the 2,000-year-old fort area....
  • ANN COULTER'S LIBERAL HECKLER AT CORNELL SPILLED THE STORY OF WHITE SLAVERY IN AMERICA

    05/03/2002 9:27:38 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 52 replies · 1,104+ views
    freerepublic ^ | 5/2/2001 | Flaming Vanity
    Ann Coulter's heckler (here, here, here, and here) may have been a kook, but he was right about one thing: many whites came to this country as slaves. With copious help from sources, I will recount a famous episode of Scots enslavement by the British. On September 3, 1650, the British, under Oliver Cromwell, defeated the Scots, under David Leslie, at the Battle of Dunbar. (See 1892 Gardiner's Atlas - Battle of Dunbar September 3rd 1650 for a nice picture of the British and Scots positions.) The British took some 10,000 Scots prisoners, several of whom were, on September 6,...
  • 17th Century Scottish Soldiers Identified from Mass Graves [Battle of Dunbar]

    09/04/2015 11:37:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Durham University/Scottish Soldiers Project
    In November 2013, during construction of a new café for the University's Palace Green Library, on the City's UNESCO World Heritage Site, human remains were uncovered by Durham University archaeologists who were present throughout the building work. The jumbled skeletons of at least 17 and up to 28 individuals were subsequently excavated from two burial pits (a 29th individual was not exhumed). Since then the researchers have been carrying out a wide range of tests to establish their identities. Experts initially considered that most of the evidence was consistent with the bodies being those of the Scottish soldiers but could...
  • Mesolithic site on Skye to be investigated

    09/04/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 September 2015 | unattributed
    Excavations of a Mesolithic site on Skye could give new insights into the lives of some of the island's earliest residents. Archaeologists believe the location above Staffin Bay has the remains of a house that could be 8,000 years old. Mesolithic flints have previously been found in an area of eroded grazing land near the site. Archaeologists will work with Staffin Community Trust and volunteers in making small excavations. The University of the Highlands and Islands' Archaeology Institute will lead the investigation. Archaeologist Dan Lee said the dig at the site of "important prehistoric occupation" had "huge potential". Staffin Community...
  • SNP Politician ĎHorrifiedí to Find Her Details Published in Ashley Madison Adultery Leak

    08/19/2015 6:01:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Metro ^ | 19 Aug 2015 | Amy Willis
    A married politician was horrified to find her details were on a list of email addresses leaked after the hacking of infidelity website Ashley Madison. \ Michelle Thomson, the SNP MP for Edinburgh West, said her identity had been Ďharvestedí as part of a smear campaign against her. The mother-of-two said: ĎAlong with potentially millions of others, an out-of-use email address seems to have been harvested by hackersí. Today hackers, working under the name Impact Team, published the names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card details and sexual fantasies of the social networking siteís 37 million members. Around 2.1 million of...
  • World's 7 most dangerous and remote islands

    01/30/2013 5:41:50 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | January 30, 2013 -- Updated 1755 GMT (0155 HKT) | Mike Sowden
    CNN) -- Idiotic TV shows and all the latest apps bumming you out on the 21st century? Ready for some "me time" on the world's remotest islands? Forget golden sands and swaying palms -- the reality of solitude is different as these terrifyingly distant landfalls demonstrate. ... Bear Island 400 miles off Europe's north coast Bjornoya, better known as Bear Island, is the southernmost island in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, 400 miles north of mainland Europe -- but only on paper, given that it's almost 150 miles south of the Norwegian island chain with which it's lumped. It's been...
  • You've Been Trumped

    08/16/2015 8:53:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    In the vein of a true David versus Goliath story, the new documentary "You've Been Trumped" takes a fresh look at just what constitutes progress in the modern world. In an era where the conspicuously wealthy have been anointed the new aristocracy, what happens when ordinary citizens dare to take a stand against the profit machine? That's just what Anthony Baxter's entertaining film examines. In a case that became an international news story, local Scottish residents put everything on the line to try to prevent Donald Trump from destroying their countryside with a luxury golfing resort. And if ever a...
  • Scotland is but one of many dichotomies to 'global warming' hype

    08/15/2015 7:19:33 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 14 replies
    self | 08/15/2015 | self
    I came across this pictorial at DailyMail, spuriously-referencing a trend there in Scotland, and found the other articles for clarity. Scotland's winter snow STILL hasn't melted: Incredible network of tunnels and caves clings to mountains after the cold summer Among the picture captions:A range of factors has seen a growing number of snow patches remaining since 2007, but this summer there are more than have been seen for 20 years June on track to be coldest [Scottish] summer for 40 years The comments at the 2nd source are interesting.Scottish farmers suffering worst [coldest/wettest] summer in four decades I browsed and...
  • Cinema of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales --- (Blood in her Eyes) idiom

    08/10/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 29 replies
    lib.berkeley.edu ^ | not know | ukfilm
    Picadilly (UK, 1929) Direced by E.A. Dupont. Cast: Anna Mae Wong, Jameson Thomas, Gilda Gray, Charles Laughton, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones. "Just before making his talkie directorial debut with Atlantic, director E.A. DuPont dashed off the silent "backstage" drama Piccadilly. By the time the film was released in 1929, talking pictures had taken a firm hold of the British film industry, obliging DuPont to reshoot much of the picture with dialogue... Feeling threatened by Shosho, Mabel heads to her rival's apartment with blood in her eye. A shot rings out, Shosho falls dead, and Mabel is accused of murder...
  • Donald Trump uses Scottish golf course visit to slate Obama and Hillary Clinton

    07/30/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2015 | Severin Carrell
    His pitch is simple: he says he will be Americaís greatest selling point. ďI think I would just get along very well with Vladimir Putin. I just think so. People say, ĎWhat do you mean?í I just think we would ... Obama and him, he hates Obama. Obama hates him. We have unbelievably bad relationships. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she was the worst secretary of state in the history of our country. The world blew apart during her reign, now she wants to be president.Ē His global strategy is also simple: ďIíd make our military much stronger and...
  • Evidence of human life on Cairngorms around 8,000 BC

    07/13/2015 5:52:03 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | July 9, 2015 | Staff
    Excavations in the Cairngorms have revealed evidence of a human settlement as long ago as 8,000 BC which is 3,000 years earlier than previously thought. Archaeologists have been examining a scattering of stone tools around a fire setting at Glen Geldie on the Mar Lodge Estate, Aberdeenshire.