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  • Shocking video captures female owner, daughter assaulted at restaurant (Georgia)

    06/24/2017 6:28:09 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 74 replies
    KHOU ^ | 6-23-2017 | Staff
    Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating two people who officers suspect of assaulting a female restaurant owner and her teenage daughter at a Georgia restaurant Thursday afternoon. According to Baxley Police, the assault took place at a Quik Chik after customers were unhappy about an order, which escalated from a verbal altercation to the restaurant owner being knocked to the ground. As the two customers were leaving the scene one of them struck the owner's daughter, knocking her to the ground, police say. The two customers fled the scene by driving off in what police believe is...
  • Inaugural poem for Donald J. Trump revealed

    01/15/2017 5:00:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | January 16, 2017 | Diane King
    The Society of Classical Poets today published their poem for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. Donald J. Trump. The poem draws on Trump’s noble Scottish roots and is written by New Mexican native and decorated poet Joseph Charles MacKenzie. The inspiration behind the poem is to touch on the classical poetry existing throughout American history, and the inauguration poem marks important moments in US political history. Traditionally, the poem began with President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in January, 1961, the inaugural poem and has, until now been a purely Democratic Party tradition. “ The Society’s...
  • Is this philosopher inspiring Trump's cabinet picks?

    12/26/2016 5:47:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2016 | Gavin Wax
    It seems President-elect Trump admires not only Scottish golf courses, but also Scottish philosophy, as shown by the coterie of advisers and Cabinet members he's selected for his administration. In the 19th century, Scottish philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle developed a theory of historiography which he coined "The Great Man Theory." This theory postulated that the process of historical examination is akin to a series of chronological biographies of these so-called "Great Men." These great generals, artists, philosophers, theologians and entrepreneurs were the ones who truly had decisive impacts on society, rather than the other way around. Caesar, Muhammad, Shakespeare,...
  • Madagascar divers find silver believed part of pirate stash [Captain Kidd]

    05/12/2015 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 08, 2015 | By Martin Vogl
    Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) that they believe was part of the treasure of pirate Captain Kidd. The bar was presented to Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, in a ceremony Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, near the country's northeast coast. The bar was found in a bay off the island, the diving team said. The team was led by Barry Clifford, an American undersea explorer who has been searching for pirate treasure for many decades. Clifford believes there could be more treasure on the bay floor where he found the...
  • Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar

    05/07/2015 7:27:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 may 2015 | BBC
    Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd. Soldiers on Sainte Marie island have been guarding the 50kg silver bar after divers brought it to shore. Madagascar's president as well as UK and US diplomats received the suspected treasure at a ceremony on the island. Capt Kidd was executed in 1701 for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
  • Scotland's separatist movement influenced by Margaret Thatcher

    09/14/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    thestar.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Susan Delacourt
    EDINBURGH—If Scottish nationalists win independence from Britain in this week’s referendum, they will owe at least some thanks to an unlikely ally: the late, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The current Scottish referendum on independence, coming down to a too-close-to-call finish on Thursday, has reignited the fire under Scotland’s long-standing resistance to Conservatism in Britain, especially the Thatcher brand of the 1970s and 1980s. “I came over to independence as a result of Thatcher,” says Douglas Campbell, a 65-year-old Yes campaigner who showed up at a canvassing push near Scotland’s Parliament in Edinburgh on the last Sunday of the...
  • Scottish independence: Decapitate Britain, and we kill off the greatest political union ever

    09/08/2014 2:19:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 08 Sep 2014 | Boris Johnson
    Right: it’s time to speak for Britain. If these polls are right, then we are on the verge of an utter catastrophe for this country. In just 10 days’ time we could all be walking around like zombies – on both sides of the Scottish border. I don’t just mean that we will be in a state of shock, though that will obviously be true: most people (especially the Scots) have yet to think through the horrific financial and constitutional implications of an English-Scottish divorce. I mean that we will be zombies, walking dead, because a fundamental part of our...
  • McGaughey, McGoy, McCaughey, McCoy?

    03/10/2014 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 26 replies
    Little Bill | 3/10/14 | Me
    I have been doing this Ancestor stuff, because I am getting old and I have verified that my dads family were exactly what the claimed to be, Limeys. My Old Ma's family were Harps from Northern Ireland and possibly Scotland, Gaelic is not a language a civilized person would speak and tracing these Names is driving me to drink. Old Ma was black Irish on The J2c2e scale of MTDNA which means her family were Polocks, this thing has me confused.
  • Gene Study Shows Ties Long Veiled in Europe [repost]

    06/16/2010 8:44:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 616+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 10, 2001 | Nicholas Wade
    From studying the present day population of the Orkneys, a small archipelago off the northeast coast of Scotland, geneticists from University College, in London, have gained a deep insight into the earliest inhabitants of Europe. Of the medley of peoples who populated Britain, neither the Anglo-Saxons nor the Romans ever settled the distant Orkneys. The Romans called the islands' inhabitants picti, or painted people. The Celtic-speaking Picts dominated the islands until the arrival of the Vikings about A.D. 800. The islanders then spoke Norn until the 18th century when this ancient form of Norse was replaced by English, brought in...
  • Sen. Webb on the roots of the Tea Party

    07/13/2011 10:41:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/13/2011 | Steve Vogel
    People looking for an explanation for the rise of the Tea Party need to look no further than America’s Scots-Irish heritage, according to Sen. James Webb (D-Va.). The movement has its roots in the populist-style, bottoms-up democracy that emerged from Scots-Irish migration to America, he said.
  • Scots and the American Civil War

    04/13/2011 3:25:29 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 64 replies · 1+ views
    http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/Scots-and-the-American-Civil.6750042.jp IN May, 1864 a young Glaswegian by the name of Bennet Graham Burley stared at the dark, dirty water rising up through a grille and flooding over the floor of his cell and considered his alternatives, neither of which were good. He could remain in this dank, filthy cell in the Union prison on Pea Patch Island in the middle of the Delaware
  • Michelle Obama Depicted As Chubby And Greedy In Republican Cartoon [Picts]

    02/16/2011 8:52:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Hip-Hop Wired News ^ | February 15, 2011 | Sha Stimuli
    Michelle Obama Cartoon: First Lady Drawn As Fat, Binging On Burgers. Presidential First Lady, Michelle Obama has been pegged as a gluttonous, portly hypocrite in a cartoon drawing posted on Biggovernment.com One year ago, Mrs. Obama initiated her "Let's Move!" campaign to thwart childhood obesity by stressing the importance of activity and nutritious eating in young adults. The problem is she has been caught on camera more than once eating foods that contradict her movement. Couple that with the recent revealing of the fatty foods served at The White House's Super Bowl party and Conservatives are having a field day...
  • Scots government bid to overturn US haggis ban

    01/23/2011 4:57:35 AM PST · by MadMitch · 50 replies · 1+ views
    A US government delegation has been invited to Scotland in a bid to overturn its 40-year ban on haggis. Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead's invitation comes two days ahead of Burns Night, when suppers are held in honour of poet Robert Burns.
  • Scots troops finds Afghans love sounds of bagpipes

    12/02/2010 2:20:53 AM PST · by MadMitch · 44 replies · 1+ views
    http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland/Scots-troops-find-Afghans-love.6647111.jp
  • Dad and two sons prepare to take on Taliban.

    09/06/2010 7:48:27 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 7 replies
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/2010/09/06/scots-dad-makes-history-as-he-and-his-two-sons-prepare-to-take-on-taliban-86908-22541053/ A DAD and his two sons are flying out to take on the Taliban. Captain Alan Grant, 44, and lance corporals Connor, 22, and Warren, 20, are among a 1000-strong contingent of Scots troops heading to Afghanistan this month
  • Ancient language mystery deepens (Scotland)

    08/11/2010 2:35:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 75 replies
    BBC ^ | August 10, 2010 | Victoria Gill
    A linguistic mystery has arisen surrounding symbol-inscribed stones in Scotland that predate the formation of the country itself.The stones are believed to have been carved by members of an ancient people known as the Picts, who thrived in what is now Scotland from the 4th to the 9th Centuries. These symbols, researchers say, are probably "words" rather than images. But their conclusions have raised criticism from some linguists. The research team, led by Professor Rob Lee from Exeter University in the UK, examined symbols on more than 200 carved stones. They used a mathematical method to quantify patterns contained within...
  • UK leader: We are 'deeply sorry' for Bloody Sunday

    06/15/2010 1:39:06 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 104 replies · 420+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 15 June 2010 | The Times of India
    LONDON: British prime minister David Cameron apologized on behalf of his country Tuesday for the 1972 slaughter of 13 Catholic demonstrators in the Northern Ireland town of Londonderry, an outrage that became known as "Bloody Sunday." In a solemn statement to the British House of Commons, Cameron said that a mammoth, 12-year investigation into the killings left no doubt that the soldiers confronting crowds of Catholic demonstrators in Londonderry's hard-line Bogside district mowed down unarmed protesters without provocation. "What happened on Bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was wrong," Cameron said, as a crowd watching him from Londonderry...
  • Unhealthy living 'almost universal' in Scotland (97.5%)

    06/13/2010 8:05:01 AM PDT · by mainsail that · 28 replies · 858+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/13/2010 | BBC
    Unhealthy living is almost universal in Scotland, with virtually everyone in the country putting themselves at risk, according to a study. Glasgow University researchers analysed data from 6,574 people who took part in the 2003 Scottish Health Survey. They identified five factors which contributed most to disease in richer countries - smoking, drinking, poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity. The report found that 97% of Scots had at least one of the risk factors. Some 55% of the population had three or more, while 20% had four or all five risk factors. Poverty was found to increase the risks.
  • Scots Refuse to Sell Donald Trump Their Land

    05/27/2010 4:33:13 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies · 1,009+ views
    http://cbs2.com/video/?cid=71 ^ | May 27, 2010 | Staff
    Trump wants to build a billion dollar golf resort ("biggest in the world," of course) and the landowners have some choice words for him. Watch for the confederate flag in the video.
  • Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Perform at Pentagon

    09/25/2009 6:32:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 1,445+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2009 – The British army’s 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums played in the Pentagon courtyard during lunchtime today in a show of solidarity with U.S. armed forces. The British army’s 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Band performs for employees, servicemembers and families at the Pentagon, Sept. 25, 2009. The band, which consists of infantry soldiers who will soon prepare to deploy to Afghanistan, performed to express admiration for its closest allies. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The unit’s performance is “an expression of...