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  • 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 · 233 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scotland Seeks Independence Again After U.K. 'Brexit' Vote

    06/24/2016 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 78 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 · 339 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.
  • An Independent Scotland? Please, God, Let it Happen!

    06/23/2016 10:32:21 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 41 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....
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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