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  • Tunisia attack: locals formed human shield to protect tourists

    06/30/2015 4:04:25 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28th June 2015 | Bonnie Makin
    'British survivors praise Tunisians for their bravery after a group of locals prevented more deaths at the hands of gunman Seifeddine Rezgui.'
  • British PM to Broadcaster: Don’t Call Islamic State ‘Islamic State’

    06/30/2015 12:35:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    CNS ^ | June 30, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    British PM to Broadcaster: Don’t Call Islamic State ‘Islamic State’ By Patrick Goodenough | June 30, 2015 | 4:08 AM EDT (CNSNews.com) – British Prime Minister David Cameron took issue Monday with Britain’s public broadcaster’s use of the term “Islamic State” in reference to the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). During a BBC Radio 4 interview days after an ISIS-claimed terror attack on a Tunisian beach hotel cost the lives of at least 38 people, most of them British tourists, Cameron was asked whether he regarded “Islamic State” as an existential threat. “I wish the BBC...
  • Homeless camp at bombing memorial - eating off plaque, using site as a toilet [tr]

    06/30/2015 12:23:05 PM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/30/15 | Tonkin
    Rough-sleeping Eastern Europeans have been pictured camping at a memorial to victims of the 7/7 London bombings – eating dinner off the plaque and even using the site as a makeshift toilet – on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The homeless group were branded 'deeply disrespectful' by survivors after being caught on camera cluttering the Hyde Park memorial with their sleeping bags and suitcases, seemingly oblivious to what it represents. One witness told how a mourner had gone to pay their respects early one morning only to be confronted by a 'rubbish heap' at the...
  • [English Ed. Sec'y] Nicky Morgan: intolerance of homosexuality in schools may be a sign of extremism

    06/30/2015 2:49:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 6/30/15 | Sebastian Payne
    Nicky Morgan is taking the fight against radicalisation into the classroom. On the Today programme, the Education Secretary outlined what her department is doing to support schools in tackling, what she called, this ‘very real threat’. The DfE will release new guidance for teachers today, offering ‘examples and support in how they might look for young people who are risk at radicalisation – perhaps changes of behaviour or things they might say’. But Morgan admitted there is a unclear line between what constitutes a ‘healthy debate’ and upholding ‘British values’: ‘Schools should be a safe space for young people to...
  • Damage to Muslim graves in a Nottingham cemetery in the wake of the Tunisia terror attack is…(UK)

    06/29/2015 8:23:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:30 EST, 29 June 2015 | Sam Tonkin
    The desecration of Muslim graves at a Nottingham cemetery is being treated as a hate crime in the wake of the Tunisia terror attack. Nottinghamshire Police have stepped up patrols at High Wood Cemetery in Bulwell and other sites after name plaques and decorative lights on Muslim plots were damaged overnight at the weekend. Nottingham City Council said it was treating the damage to at least ten plots as a hate crime. …
  • Quick succession of terrorist attacks has officials worried

    06/29/2015 6:26:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | June 29, 2015 | Don Melvin
    The attack Friday at a Tunisian beach resort killed at least 18 Britons, but officials said Monday the actual number was likely to be 30. That would make it by far the deadliest terrorist attack on Britons since the London transport bombings 10 years ago. Yet it was just one of three terrorist attacks on three continents that followed one another in frightening succession last week. While it is not yet known whether the attacks were linked, they have left officials in numerous countries concerned about how to keep their citizens safe. Not long after that, a bomb ripped through...
  • Leftist politics have doomed Greece to collapse

    06/29/2015 4:11:46 PM PDT · by Textide · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29-June-2015 | Allister Heath
    It is always those in the middle -- and especially what Marxist intellectuals call the petit bourgeois, the aspiring, hard-working workers and savers -- who are hurt the hardest It was Adam Smith who put it best. “There is a great deal of ruin in a nation”, he wrote in reply to an over-excited young man who thought that Great Britain was facing devastation after a setback during the US war of independence. Smith was right about the specifics as well as the general point, of course: America was thankfully soon to win its independence, and both Britain and the...
  • British PM: Name 'Islamic State' is Offensive to Muslims

    06/29/2015 4:37:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on the BBC not to use the term "Islamic State" for the extremist group in Iraq and Syria, according to the Daily Mail, arguing that the reference to Islam perpetuates a "perversion of a great religion." "I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it's not an Islamic State; what it is is an appalling, barbarous regime," Cameron said, during an interview on a BBC morning show. "It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this program will recoil every time they hear the...
  • Opinion: Europe’s war on Greek democracy

    06/29/2015 3:05:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 29,2015 | Joseph E. Stiglitz
    In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics. Of course, the economics behind the program that the “troika” (the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) foisted on Greece five years ago has been abysmal, resulting in a 25% decline in the country’s gross domestic product. I can think of no depression, ever, that has been so deliberate and had such catastrophic consequences: Greece’s rate of youth unemployment, for...
  • Supreme Court Aftermath: Millions flood NYC and San Francisco streets to celebrate gay pride

    06/29/2015 1:21:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/29/2015 | By Peter Holley
    Two days after the Supreme Court affirmed gay marriage as a fundamental right, New York City’s pride parade began, appropriately enough, with a wedding. Presiding over the same-sex ceremony, which took place in front of the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on Sunday afternoon, was New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, according to Newsday. Cuomo, who noted he was officiating his first wedding ceremony, wed Human Rights Campaign staffer David Contreras Turley, 36, and UBS financial analyst Peter Thiede, 35, while a crowd of onlookers cheered and The Beatles’ “Love Is All You Need” played, Newsday reported. The Stonewall...
  • Upto 5000 jihadists could come to Europe says Nigel Farage

    06/29/2015 1:35:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 28 June 2015 | Interview of Nigel Farage
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  • British Chemist 'Groomed' Western Woman Into Radical Islam

    06/28/2015 6:02:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Dr Faisal Mostafa, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, has all-night conversations with 23-year-old American woman persuading her to live in a 'Muslim land'A British man who has been linked with a series of terrorism-related offences played a key role in converting a young Western woman to Islam and tried to persuade her to travel abroad, it has emerged. Dr Faisal Mostafa, a chemist from Stockport, Manchester, has been exposed as an online “groomer” who sent strict Muslim texts to a 23-year-old American woman to convert her from Christianity and lure her to a “Muslim land”. The woman, identified only as Alex,...
  • Greece crisis deepens as banks close for a week after weekend that shook euro

    06/28/2015 1:38:13 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 28 June 2015 21.17 BST | Ian Traynor in Brussels and John Hooper in Athens
    Greece’s governments says banks will stay closed until after snap referendum, while stock exchange shut on Monday and cash machine withdrawals limited Greeks will on Monday morning find their savings blocked and their banks closed for a week following a fateful weekend that has shaken Europe’s single currency. The Greek government decided on Sunday night it had no option but to close the nation’s banks on Monday after the European Central Bank (ECB) raised the stakes by freezing the liquidity lifeline that has kept Greek banks afloat during a six-month run on deposits. The Athens Stock Exchange will not reopen...
  • Ballot Language of Greek Plebiscite on EU "Deal"

    06/28/2015 1:12:17 PM PDT · by catnipman · 8 replies
    Various ^ | 6/28/2015 | self
    Obtained from various sources: Greece’s referendum question will apparently read as follows: “Greek people are hereby asked to decide whether they accept a draft agreement document submitted by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, at the Eurogroup meeting held on on June 25 and which consists of two documents: ‘‘The first document is called Reforms for the Completion of the Current Program and Beyond and the second document is called Preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis. ‘‘- Those citizens who reject the institutions’ proposal vote Not Approved / NO ‘‘- Those citizens who accept the institutions’...
  • Istanbul police use teargas to break up Gay Pride parade

    06/28/2015 1:11:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    AFP ^ | June 28, 2015 | AFP
    Istanbul (AFP) - Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and fired rubber pellets to disperse thousands of participants in the city's Gay Pride march after some began chanting slogans against the president, an AFP reporter said. The scene turned violent when participants -- many brandishing rainbow flags -- denounced "the fascism" of the conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Police then began to forcefully break up the crowd, with some officers firing rubber pellets into the crowd.
  • Let Us Test Darwin, Teacher Says (British Teachers Challenge Darwinism)

    11/30/2006 7:44:59 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 72 replies · 1,497+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 11/27/2006
    Let us test Darwin, teacher says Science teaching materials deemed "not appropriate" by the government should be allowed in class, Education Secretary Alan Johnson has been urged. Chemistry teacher at Liverpool's Blue Coat School, Nick Cowan, says the packs promoting intelligent design are useful in debating Darwinist evolution. Education officials insist intelligent design is not recognised as science. It argues that evolution cannot explain everything so the Universe must have had an intelligent creator. The packs were sent out to 5,000 secondary schools by a group of academics and clerics known as Truth in Science. The Department for Education and...
  • Greek Prime Minister Tsipras Screws The Pooch

    06/28/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com, Reuters PHOTO ^ | June 28, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    <p>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his party Syriza have just screwed the pooch, and royally so. Tsipras has just done something so colossally idiotic and childish that perhaps Greece deserves its impending economic collapse for having elected someone so incredibly stupid. Greeks have suffered six years of chronic recession and endless rounds of debt negotiations, but this will all seem like a walk in the park compared to the poverty and civil chaos about the engulf their country.</p>
  • Pride has changed, say trans groups ahead of conciliatory 2015 march

    06/27/2015 8:38:35 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Guardian ^ | June 27 2015 | Jessica Elgot
    At Pride in London, gay Muslims, Catholics and Jews march together, following chorus bands and classical orchestras, along with boxers and rollergirls, bankers and politicians. But there is one group that has historically felt unwelcome. Pride has had an uneasy relationship with the trans community. In 2008, trans participants were denied access to toilets by security staff. Some trans groups that marched last year turned their backs at the Stonewall delegation in protest at the group’s then refusal to advocate for trans rights. This year, animosity is healing and trans groups say for the first time they are starting to...
  • Greece debt crisis: ECB 'to end' bank emergency lending

    06/28/2015 4:54:27 AM PDT · by GunningForTheBuddha · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/28/2015
    The European Central Bank is expected to end emergency lending to Greece's banks on Sunday, the BBC understands.Well-placed sources told BBC economics editor Robert Peston a decision to end the Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) would be made by the ECB's governing council later on Sunday.Greek banks depend on ELA.Cutting the lifeline could push Greece out of the euro. Some analysts have tweeted that the ECB is likely to cap, but not end, the ELA.
  • Dramatic moment Queen's Guard soldier turned rifle on tourist who grabbed him outside Windsor Castle

    06/26/2015 4:33:27 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th June 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    This video shows the dramatic moment a soldier from the Queen's Guard turned his rifle on a tourist who grabbed him outside Windsor Castle. Friends are heard giggling as the Asian man marches alongside the serviceman - who is thought to be from the Scots Guards regiment - and rests his hand on the soldier's shoulder. But the grin is soon wiped off the tourist's face as the soldier suddenly points his weapon directly at the man, barking: 'Get back from the Queen's Guard!'
  • Marines to add armor, artillery to Black Sea force

    06/25/2015 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    stripes.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Steven Beardsley
    NAPLES, Italy — The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy a company-size unit equipped with tanks, armored vehicles and artillery to Bulgaria, an expansion of its Black Sea footprint meant to reassure allies and add new crisis-response options. The first rotation of the Combined Arms Company will bring 150 Marines to the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, in September. Accompanying the unit will be four Abrams tanks, six Light Armored Vehicles and three howitzers, said Brig. Gen. Norm Cooling, deputy commander of Marine Forces Europe-Africa. Current plans call for three consecutive six-month rotations, Cooling said, though the presence could be...
  • Putin promises 40 new nuclear missiles in 2015

    06/17/2015 2:04:08 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 30 replies
    UPI.Com ^ | Updated June 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM | By Ed Adamczyk
    MOSCOW, June 16 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday Russia's nuclear arsenal would be would increase by 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015. Speaking at Army-2015 Expo, an international military trade show near Moscow, Putin said the new missiles could "overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defense systems," adding a new long-range early-warning radar "to monitor in the western direction" was also being prepared. It was a reference to plans by NATO to permanently place troops and heavy armaments in Poland, a Russian neighbor and former Warsaw Pact country. In reference to apparent plans to reinforce NATO's...
  • Russia has rehearsed an invasion of SCANDINAVIA .. claims US security report

    06/26/2015 12:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/26/15 | Kate Pickles
    A mock invasion of Sweden and Norway has been carried out by 33,000 Russian troops, a US security think tank has claimed. Tens of thousands of soldiers rehearsed a military takeover of Swedish and Norwegian territory near the Baltic Sea in March, security expert Edward Lucas said in a report for the US-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). The exercise also simulated the invasion of other areas including the Danish island of Bornholm, Finland's Swedish-speaking Åland islands, and northern Norway, according to the report, The Coming Storm.
  • The Queen hints at desire for Britain to remain in European Union

    06/25/2015 1:13:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 24 June 2015 | Kate Connolly
    Her speech, weaving historical events with present crises, was replete with some subtle and other not so subtle hints that she believed Britain belonged in the European Union – her most public stance yet that she wished to avoid Britain voting to leave in a referendum.
  • EU leader urges crackdown on ‘illegal migration’

    06/25/2015 9:39:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 12:31 PM EDT | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s president called Thursday for a crackdown on migrants who are only looking for jobs as opposed to those fleeing war or persecution, as migrants keep arriving on Europe’s shores in ever-greater numbers. […] “We need to contain illegal migration and this should be our priority,” EU President Donald Tusk told reporters at a summit of the bloc’s leaders in Brussels. “All those who are not legitimate asylum-seekers will have no guarantee that they will stay in Europe.” …
  • EU warns Britain that its fundamental values ‘not for sale’

    06/25/2015 11:52:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    The European Union’s president is warning Britain that he’s open to suggestions on how the bloc must change, but that “the fundamental values of the European Union are not for sale and so are non-negotiable.” […] British Prime Minister David Cameron said he’ll use the two-day event to explain to other heads of state and government that the 28-nation EU must reform or risk losing the backing of a majority of British voters. …
  • UK cops knew Muslim rape gangs were targeting schools 5 years ago, did nothing

    06/25/2015 10:28:55 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch citing Birmingham Mail ^ | June 24, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    “The predominant offender profile of Pakistani Muslim males… combined with the predominant victim profile of white females has the potential to cause significant community tensions.” In other words, don’t say anything about this, because if you do, you’ll be charged with “racism.” The British authorities, all over the country, let the Muslim rape gangs — which were operating according to the Qur’an’s permission of men to take sex slaves (4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50) — operate with impunity. Better societal death than charges of “Islamophobia.” West Midlands Police knew five years ago that Asian grooming gangs were targeting children outside schools...
  • The One Number That Shows Why Jews Really Vote Liberal

    06/25/2015 6:04:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The debate over why Jews vote the way that they do is an old one, but it’s rarely backed by much data except the estimates of the Jewish vote from the last election. There is, however, one piece of data that currently predicts the Jewish vote. It’s religious attendance. 60 percent of Jews that attend weekly religious services disapprove of Obama. Only 34 percent approve. Among those who don’t attend religious services, approval of Obama stood at 58 percent to 38 percent. There are really two Jewish votes; the religious Jewish vote and the secular Jewish vote. ... When we...
  • Muslim dad jailed for racist rants and assault over school's beard ban

    06/24/2015 7:25:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Mohammad Liaqat, 34, verbally abused white teachers and assaulted a headmaster after two pupils were excluded for refusing to shaveA Muslim who assaulted a headmaster after launching racist rants in a row over beards has been jailed. Mohammad Liaqat, 34, verbally abused white teachers after two 14-year-old Muslim pupils were banned from school for refusing to shave on religious grounds. Even though he was not directly affected by the case, Liaqat launched a ‘racist tirade’ on staff at Mount Carmel RC High School in Accrington, Lancs, where one of his children is a pupil. He was ordered to stay away...
  • British Lord Accused of Raping Boys Inside Parliament

    06/24/2015 2:25:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/24/2015 | Nico Hines
    LONDON — A current member of Britain’s House of Lords “violated, raped, and tortured” children inside the Houses of Parliament, it was claimed last night in one of the most shocking accusations yet to be heard in the country’s growing VIP sex-abuse scandal. Britain’s public prosecutor ruled earlier this year that similar cases of sexual assault should not be brought against the alleged perpetrator, Lord Janner, because he was suffering from dementia. Police recommended the Labour Lord face trial on charges of six rapes and 16 sexual assaults alleged to have taken place between 1969 and 1998, but prosecutors decided...
  • Rotherham sex-abuse nightmare grows worse: 300 suspects — at least

    06/24/2015 1:31:14 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 24, 2015 | BY ED MORRISSEY
    The sex-trafficking ring in Rotherham may well be the worst in the West ever, or so one would hope. British officials have now identified at least three hundred suspects in a crime syndicate that raped and trafficked underage British girls for years, while local police ignored signs and clues for years: At least 300 possible suspects have been identified by investigators probing the Rotherham child sex exploitation scandal. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said most of the potential suspects were Asian men, while the vast majority of victims were young British girls. The NCA launched a major investigation into the...
  • Britain to step up training of Ukrainian armed forces

    06/24/2015 1:14:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | reuters
    Britain said on Wednesday it would step up its training program for Ukraine's armed forces as they battle pro-Russian separatist fighters in the east of the country. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Britain would announce at a NATO meeting with Ukraine on Thursday plans to double spending on the training to around six million pounds ($9.4 million). "We are doubling up our training of Ukrainian forces. We've already trained around 650. By this autumn we will have trained nearly 1,000," he told reporters. "We've already been training in battlefield medicine, infantry skills, logistics, in tactical intelligence," he said.
  • Why did the polls get it wrong at the general election? Because they lied (UK)

    06/24/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-24-2015 | Dan Hodges
    ...We do know why the polls were wrong. And it has nothing to do with sampling or turnout or demographics or Shy Tories or Lazy Labourites or a last minute swing. The polls were wrong because the polling industry collectively and deliberately and cynically manipulated its own findings. In other words, the pollsters lied to us all. Let’s take a trip back in time. Several trips, in fact. On April 13 the Guardian produced the article: “General election 2015: why do phone and internet polls give different results?”. A day later the website UK Polling Report produced a piece on...
  • Rotherham child sex abuse: 300 new 'suspects' ( UK )

    06/24/2015 7:38:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | Martin Evans
    At least 300 possible suspects have been identified by investigators probing the Rotherham child sex exploitation scandal. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said most of the potential suspects were Asian men, while the vast majority of victims were young British girls. The NCA launched a major investigation into the scandal after a damning report by Professor Alex Jay last year, revealed that as many as 1,400 children had been raped, trafficked and groomed by mainly Asian gangs in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013. Following the revelations South Yorkshire police, which was criticised for its handling of abuse...
  • Mysterious Weather-Changing Machine Used For Secret Solstice

    06/24/2015 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Reykjavík Grapevine ^ | Published June 23, 2015 | Paul Fontaine
    British scientists came to Iceland with a machine that reportedly keeps the weather temporarily sunny and dry, and it was used for the Secret Solstice festival. Vísir reports that this is actually the second year the scientists have come here with the express purpose of ensuring good weather at the festival. While it is unknown how the machine works, it allegedly changes the air pressure in an area for a limited time, thereby reducing the chances that clouds will gather. Jakob Frímann Magnússon, one of the organisers of Secret Solstice, would not comment in detail about what the device is...
  • British Pilot Becomes the First to Test F-35B Ski-Jump Launch

    06/24/2015 4:55:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    SEAPOWER ^ | June 23, 2015
    LONDON — BAE Systems Test Pilot Pete “Wizzer” Wilson became the first pilot to launch the Lockheed Martin F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing variant of the Lightning II from a ski-jump, BAE Systems said in a June 23 release. The launch took place at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., on June 19 from a land-based ski jump and marks the start of an initial testing phase expected to last two weeks. The trials demonstrate the aircraft’s ability to take off safely and effectively from a ski-jump ramp similar to that which will be used on the United Kingdom’s new...
  • Why our meddling judges have never been so powerful: They use EU law to usurp timid MPs, says…

    06/23/2015 11:25:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:06 EST, 23 June 2015 | Steve Doughty
    Judges have taken advantage of European and human rights laws to take power over democratically-elected politicians, one of the heads of the judiciary has said. A rebellious generation of lawyers who grew up in the “disrespectful” 1960s and 70s has exploited the weakness of politicians to build up its own influence, Lord Neuberger argued. In a speech made public yesterday, Lord Neuberger, president of the Supreme Court, highlighted the role of unelected judges in taking political decisions when elected politicians are too scared to act. In the speech, given to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Lord Neuberger said...
  • Palmira Silva beheading: Aerial footage shows police hunting psychotic killer Nicholas Salvador

    06/23/2015 8:32:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | June 23, 2015 | Martin Evans
    Nicholas Salvador carried out the ferocious machete attack on 82-year-old Palmira Silva after beheading two cats during a 45-minute rampage through neighbouring back gardens. The 6ft, heavily built 25-year-old believed he was killing "demons" when he ran amok with a knife and broom handle, tearing down fences and kicking down neighbours' doors in Edmonton, north London, on the afternoon of September 4 last year, the Old Bailey heard.
  • A Dinosaur Name in ‘Jurassic World’ is So ‘Racist’ That the Movie Has Come Under Fire

    06/23/2015 8:25:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 6/23/15 | MADDIE BRADSHER
    “Jurassic World” was an instant box office hit when it opened in theaters two weeks ago. But now, moviegoers are noticing details that aren’t sitting well with some people. The uproar started when moviegoers began complaining about one of the dinosaur species in the movie called Pachycephalosaurus: The long name led to an abbreviation used by the characters, and thus the movie line that came into question: “The Pachys are out of containment!” British comedian Mobeen, also known as “Guzzy Bear,” took issue with this term and called for a boycott of “Jurassic World:” According to Focus News, the “Pachy”...
  • 'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior fund managers

    06/23/2015 6:46:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 June 2015 | Andrew Oxlade
    It may be time to put money under the mattress. High profile fund managers explain how to prepare for a 'systemic event' ___ Ian Spreadbury, who invests more than £4bn of investors’ money across a handful of bond funds for Fidelity, including the flagship Moneybuilder Income fund, is concerned that a “systemic event” could rock markets, possibly similar in magnitude to the financial crisis of 2008, which began in Britain with a run on Northern Rock. “Systemic risk is in the system and as an investor you have to be aware of that,” he told Telegraph Money. • Get a...
  • Calais crisis: Migrants exploit strike chaos as port and tunnel closed

    06/23/2015 4:28:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8:55PM BST 23 Jun 2015 | Tom Whitehead, David Barrett, Harriet Alexander, Henry Samuel in Calais and Steven Swinford
    Illegal migrants desperate to get in to Britain have exploited the closing of Calais and travel chaos on both sides of the Channel. Thousands of migrants who have massed at the French port used a wildcat strike by French ferry workers to try and clamber on to Britain-bound lorries that were left queuing for hours. By late afternoon, hundreds of migrants lined junction 42 of the A16 motorway, the main entrance for cars and lorries taking the Eurotunnel to the UK, approaching trucks in small groups and trying to board by all possible means. Vastly outnumbered by the migrants, riot...
  • Liberal Democrats plot to have heroin decriminalized: Party’s proposals would see nobody…(UK)

    06/22/2015 9:41:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:53 EST, 22 June 2015 | James Slack and Tamara Cohen
    Possession of all drugs, including heroin and cocaine, would be decriminalized under radical plans tabled by the Liberal Democrats today. The party’s push, led by ex-police chief Brian Paddick, will attempt to ambush a Government Bill to ban the sale of legal highs when it is debated by the Lords. Under their proposals, nobody would be arrested or prosecuted for possession of drugs—even the hardest Class A substances. Instead, police “may” ask the offender to attend a drug awareness course or treatment program. […] Kathy Gyngell, of the Centre for Policy Studies, described the latest plan to decriminalize heroin as...
  • Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth told doctor he may have sexually abused hundreds of children

    06/22/2015 6:12:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Irish Mirror Online ^ | Monday, June 22, 2015 | Lesley-Anne McKeown
    The notorious cleric made the admission in February 1994 - the year he was jailed for his crimes Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth told a doctor he may have sexually abused hundreds of children, an inquiry has heard. The notorious cleric made the admission in February 1994 - the year he was jailed for his crimes. He said: "Over the years of religious life it could be that I have sexually abused between 50 and 100 children. That number could even be doubled or perhaps even more." Northern Ireland's long-running Historical Abuse Inquiry is holding a focused module into how Smyth,...
  • Muslim campaigner: 'Zionists crept into my home and stole my shoe'

    06/22/2015 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 48 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 14th. 2015 | By Elizabeth Roberts
    Asghar Bukhari was ridiculed on social media after claiming someone took his footwear while he was asleep in order to intimidate him. A founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK urged people to share his bizarre Facebook post about a shoe that went missing while he slept. However, while the post was indeed shared, hundreds of times, Asghar Bukhari did not get the response he might have intended. Within hours, the hashtag #Mossadstolemyshoe was trending on Twitter, in a reference to the Israeli counter terrorism unit. However, Mr Bukhari claimed the fact that he was being mocked amounted...
  • Britain needs to get a better deal from Brussels or leave the European Union, major new study argues

    06/21/2015 5:29:30 PM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-21-2015 | James Kirkup
    David Cameron should lead Britain out of the EU if he is unable to secure a veto for the UK over European laws, win back control over employment rules and permanently protect the City from Eurozone regulations, a group of business leaders and economists has said. Unless the Prime Minister can achieve a fundamental change in Britain’s relationship with Brussels, the country’s households and businesses will be better off if the UK ops to leave the EU, the report concludes. The study, entitled Change, or Go, is the most detailed, fact based report produced to date on the UK's membership...
  • Iran's Parliament Bans Nuclear Inspectors from Military Sites: 'Death to America'

    06/21/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2015 | AP
    <p>With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.</p> <p>The bill, if ratified, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.</p>
  • The Pope joins the EU in a sad world of make-believe

    06/21/2015 4:44:27 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/21/2015 | Christopher Booker
    What has a Papal Encyclical calling on the world to end its use of fossil fuels and to pray to God for the success of the global “climate summit” in December got in common with the Greek euro crisis, the ominous rift between the West and Russia, and the shambles Europe is making over the desperation of African and Syrian refugees to find safety this side of the Mediterranean? They are all different aspects of the two greatest acts of political make-believe of our time, so all-pervasive that it is hard for us to grasp just how much effect they...
  • South Carolina governor says Charleston massacre gunman should 'absolutely' be put to death...

    06/21/2015 2:22:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sunday, June 21, 2015 | Associated Press
    Two days after the shooting deaths of nine people during a Bible study at a Charleston church, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the gunman 'absolutely' should be put to death. However, the state, though largely pro-death penalty, cannot secure one of the drugs needed for lethal injections and has not executed an inmate since 2011. Any potential execution order for Dylann Storm Roof, 21, would be years away. He is charged with nine counts of murder in Wednesday's killing spree at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. He appeared briefly before a judge on Friday and his next court appearance is...
  • Paratroopers try to laugh off rare mid-air collision...

    06/20/2015 4:48:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 21st June 2015 | Marc Nicol, Nigel Bunyan, Thomas Burrows & Jenny Awford
    wo Army parachutists who collided during an air show yesterday laughed off their brush with death as 'a giggle' and insisted neither of them was frightened. But last night the Ministry of Defence and British Parachuting Association launched inquiries into how two such experienced Red Devils crashed in a routine descent. The accident is the first of its kind suffered by the team for 25 years. Corporals Wayne Shorthouse, 32, and Mike French, 34, faced disaster as they attempted a stacking display at Whitehaven Air Show. It ended with Cpl Shorthouse wrapping his legs in the ropes of his colleague's...
  • ‘End Austerity Now,’ demand Britons

    06/20/2015 4:35:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 6/21/2015 | Parvathi Menon
    End austerity: it’s cheating us all; Jobs not Trident; No cuts; Defy Tory rule; Cut war not welfare; Stop fracking; a Living Wage for mothers; and, The Pope gets it, why can’t you? With the slogans emblazoned on banners, posters and flags, anti-austerity marchers shouted slogans, sang, and beat drums, as they walked through London in what is being called the biggest protest march that the city has seen. The ‘End Austerity Now’ demonstration saw participation by an estimated crowd of between 70,000 and 250,000, all coming together to protest against cuts imposed due to austerity, the threats to the...