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  • Obama Goes Beyond Mere Gun Control, Hints at Confiscation

    10/03/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain. In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.Obama referenced the bans thus: We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings.  Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours.  So we know...
  • Migrants break into Channel Tunnel as tension mounts in Calais

    10/03/2015 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | oct. 3, 2015 | staff
    About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port on Saturday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain. Scores of migrants forced their way into Eurotunnel's French terminal overnight, clashing with staff and police and causing a temporary suspension of rail services, Eurotunnel (GETP.PA) said.
  • 'Massive planned invasion' storms channel tunnel as 'migrants' seek to enter Britain

    10/03/2015 6:46:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/3/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The tunnel connecting Britain and France was closed to train traffic for up to 6 hours, as hundreds of ‘migrants’ engaged in a planned assault to use it to enter the UK. The Daily Express reports: Eurotunnel services between Folkestone and Calais have been suspended until at least 10am in both directions – with passengers facing delays of up to six hours. Officials believe the "large and co-ordinated" group planned the intrusion before attempting to reach Britain at around 12.30am on Saturday. A Eurotunnel sokesman said: "It's a massive invasion and intrusion by a very large and co-ordinated group of...
  • Eurotunnel services suspended as migrants storm tunnel

    10/03/2015 6:43:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/15 | Patrick Sawer
    Eurotunnel services were suspended on Saturday after more than 200 migrants broke into its French terminal in a “massive and organised” assault. Passenger and freight services through the tunnel were halted for several hours while French police struggled to contain the invasion and remove the migrants. Two police officers and four migrants suffered minor injuries during scuffles, local authorities of the Pas-de-Calais region said. Around 100 of the migrants managed to walk as far as 15 kilometres into the Channel Tunnel during the mass break-in before police intervened to stop them getting any further.
  • End of an era: The world's last flying Avro Vulcan prepares for its final flight

    10/02/2015 7:40:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/2/2015 | DARREN BOYLE
    The world's last flying Avro Vulcan is preparing for its final ever flights after the decision was made to permanently ground the Cold War veteran jet. The four-engined bomber, which saw action in the Falklands, is undertaking two final missions on October 10 and 11, flying long loops of the country from north to south. Chief pilot Martin Withers, who broke the record for the world's longest bombing mission in April 1982, is currently preparing a route for the final flights, which are being designed so as many people as possible will be able to see the jet.
  • The Invasion of Europe

    10/02/2015 5:53:03 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | Sept 28 2015 | Pat Condell
    "The European Union is in chaos as it stumbles from one crisis to another ..."
  • Here’s What Mom-Of-6 Looked Like After Muslim Convert Got Done With Her

    10/02/2015 5:18:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    With the left continuously boasting that the religion of Islam is a generally “tolerant” and “peaceful” one, it seems that members of the ideology are intent on proving them wrong. That notion becomes especially clear after seeing what a mother-of-6 looks like after a Muslim convert got done with her. The incident took place in Southampton, Hampshire of England as Carla Whitlock, 37, was outside the Turtle Bay bar and restaurant when chaos erupted. According to reports, Carla’s boyfriend Matty, who was with her at the time, noticed two men and began shouting that she had repeatedly reported the duo...
  • Putin in Paris for talks as Russia urged to stop hitting Syrian opposition

    10/02/2015 8:16:37 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies ^ | Oct 2 2015 | Shaun Walker; Kareem Shaheem
    Vladimir Putin is meeting western leaders for the first time since Russia launched airstrikes in Syria, amid a growing rift over who it is targeting.
  • OSCE says spots deadly Russian rocket system in Ukraine for first time

    10/02/2015 4:33:12 AM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies
    Reuters, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Anton Zverev
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - International monitors say they have spotted a new kind of Russian weapons system in rebel-held Ukraine this week, possible evidence of Moscow's continued interest in Ukraine even as it focuses on Syria. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is monitoring a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reported that its monitors had seen a mobile TOS-1 'Buratino' weapons system for the first time. The Buratino is equipped with thermobaric warheads which spread a flammable liquid around a target and then ignite it. It can destroy several city blocks in one strike and cause indiscriminate damage. Only...
  • New York Jets NFL team bring 350 rolls of toilet paper to London because British variety is too thin

    10/02/2015 6:37:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/2/15 | Sophie Jameson
    When NFL team the New York Jets take to the field at Wembley on Sunday, the US players should feel right at home. Nothing has been left to chance in preparing the Jets for their game against the Miami Dolphins - with the team even bringing their own toilet roll because the British variety is too thin. An astonishing 5,000 items have been brought to the UK by ship for the six NFL teams who will play in London. Among the items being brought to London, according to the New York Times, which spoke to Aaron Degerness, The Jets’ senior...
  • Teenager falsely accused of rape commits suicide

    10/01/2015 7:11:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-01-2015 | Staff
    A teenager took his own life after he was falsely accused of rape, an inquest heard. Jay Cheshire, 17, who was "mature and well-liked", was at the centre of a police investigation which ended in June this year when the alleged victim dropped the charge. But he tried to commit suicide a few weeks later and after being taken to Southampton General Hospital, died on 5 July. An inquest at Winchester Coroners Court, Hants, heard Jay struggled to cope with the false accusations and was "absolutely distraught."
  • Piers Morgan Begins Exploiting Oregon Shooting Before The Dead Are Counted

    10/01/2015 3:28:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Former CNN host Piers Morgan began exploiting the tragic shooting at an Oregon community college before authorities knew how many victims existed.
  • Angry protesters target hipster London cereal cafe

    10/01/2015 2:49:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    CBS News/ AP ^ | 01 October 2015
    An East End cafe that serves 120 varieties of breakfast cereal -- along with 30 kinds of milk -- has become a surprising flashpoint for protest in a city increasingly polarized between rich and poor. The Cereal Killer Cafe has drawn both derision and big crowds since it opened nine months ago, offering a cornucopia of flakes, pops and puffs from about 3 pounds ($4.50) a bowl. On the weekend, it attracted the ire of anti-gentrification protesters, who surrounded the business with flaming torches and scrawled "scum" on its windows as customers sheltered in the basement. "It is a bit...
  • Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party Leader, Says He’d Never Use Nuclear Weapons

    10/01/2015 8:48:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2015 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    LONDON — The desire of Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Labour Party, to scrap Britain’s nuclear arsenal is well known, but when he said on Wednesday that he would order the military not to use nuclear weapons if he were prime minister, it created a firestorm of criticism. It was another indication of the difficulties Mr. Corbyn faces as he tries to remain true to his left-wing beliefs and simultaneously earn credibility as a potential future prime minister of Britain, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. And it underscored sharp divisions within the party itself....
  • Inside Britain's £100million stealth fighter that will put the wind up Putin and ISIS

    10/01/2015 5:32:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    mail Online ^ | 29 September 2015 | LARISA BROWN
    At the touch of a red button, an RAF pilot obliterates jihadist militants in Syria with a laser-guided missile – moments after blowing up an enemy warplane that never saw him coming. This is the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, which will soon fly secret missions blitzing enemy strongholds. Britain has so far bought eight F-35b Lightning II jets which are set to fly off two UK aircraft carriers, along with American jets, by 2020. The Daily Mail was given access to the cockpit of the aircraft yesterday as a simulator created a scenario in which the warplane would...
  • British teen says he’s ‘scarred for life’ after unprotected sex with teaching aide (truncated)

    09/30/2015 3:51:34 PM PDT · by Mariner · 58 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 29th, 2015 | BY Meg Wagner
    A British school boy said he is “scarred for life” after his teaching assistant courted him over Facebook, had sex with him 50 times and then told him she was pregnant. Caroline Berriman’s teenage victim spoke out Tuesday to detail his twittered relationship with the 30-year-old Abraham Moss Community School assistant, the Manchester Evening News reported. Berriman dodged jail time when she pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child charges last week. Instead, she was sentenced to community service and ordered to pay fines. The unidentified teen, who no longer attends the community school, said he began his relationship...
  • Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, Says He’s No Longer Bound by Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 12:50:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rick Gladstone and Jodi Rudoren
    Demonstrating a new level of tension with Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority declared Wednesday that it was no longer bound by the Oslo Peace Accords and subsequent agreements that formed the basis for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his annual General Assembly speech, Mr. Abbas accused Israel of having violated these pacts, which date back two decades and outline security, economic and other arrangements in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel during and after the 1967 war. He asserted that there was no reason that the Palestinians should remain faithful to them as long...
  • Abbas: Palestinians No Longer Committed to Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/30/2015, 7:40 PM | Ari Soffer and Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the PA is no longer committed to the 1994 Oslo Accords. In his UN General Assembly address Wednesday evening, Abbas wasted no time attacking Israel from the podium in New York. He began by repeating calls for a “two-state solution,” and condemning Israeli “settlements” in Judea and Samaria, as well as the blockade of Gaza. …
  • Mother Gets Off Easy for Killing Pedophile Who Lived Next Door

    09/30/2015 11:54:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rohan Smith
    Sarah Sands was terrified and deeply disturbed when she learned that she and her five children were living next door to a sex offender. Protecting her children, she picked up a kitchen knife and walked across the Canning Town estate in East London to where 77-year-old Michael Pleasted lived. She was just trying to scare him, she said. But when he “smirked” at her, she was filled with a mother’s protective rage.
  • Mexican Restaurant Banned From Handing Out Sombreros As University Brands Them Racist

    09/30/2015 5:12:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 82 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Andy J. Wells
    A university has banned students from wearing sombreros after they deemed the Mexican hats to be ‘racist’.The student union (SU) at the University of East Anglia ordered staff at Pedro’s Tex-Mex Cantina in Norwich to stop handing out the free sombreros at a fresher’s fair in a bid to boost business.Officials at the university believe that it would be “offensive” for anyone who is not Mexican to be wearing the traditional headwear.They say the restaurant broke an advertising policy that states: “Discriminatory or stereotypical language or imagery aimed towards any group or individual based on characteristics will not be permitted...
  • Libyan soldiers who assaulted women at army base seek asylum in UK

    09/30/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Nadia Khomami
    Three Libyan soldiers who were convicted of sexual assaulting women while stationed at an army base are seeking asylum in the UK, police have said. Khaled El Azibi, Naji El Maarfi and Mohammed Abdalsalam carried out the attacks while stationed at Bassingbourn barracks last October. Cambridge police said the men had been released from prison and transferred to secure immigration units, according to the BBC. The grounds on which the men are claiming asylum have not been revealed.
  • Ya'alon Hints Russia 'Shouldn't Test' Israel in Syria

    09/29/2015 3:16:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/15 | Uzi Baruch
    "On the northern border, in Syria, there has been unrest for four years now,” said Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon Tuesday. “Despite this, we have been able to keep this threat away from the residents of the Golan Heights and the North. "We have been following a very clear policy,” he added. “In this matter, we are intolerant toward any breach of our sovereignty. There are other developments in Syria, as well, like the Russian presence and the Iranian presence. That is in northern Syria. But we made clear to the Russians that we have no intention of abandoning our ability...
  • Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery

    09/28/2015 10:31:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rowena Mason in New York
    David Cameron is facing calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery ahead of his first official visit to Jamaica on Tuesday. Downing Street said the prime minister does not believe reparations or apologies for slavery are the right approach, but the issue is set to overshadow his trade trip to the island, where he will address the Jamaican parliament. Ahead of his trip, Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caricom Reparations Commission, has led calls for Cameron to start talks on making amends for slavery and referenced the prime minister’s ancestral links to the trade...
  • 'Beyond Belief': Obama Moves to Close Last US Uranium Plant

    09/28/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Newsmax. ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | David A. Patten
    The Obama administration plans to close the last remaining American-owned uranium enrichment facility in the United States, even as it moves forward on a controversial nuclear deal with Iran that permits the Islamic Republic to conduct ongoing and significant uranium enrichment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has informed Centrus Energy it will end the American Centrifuge project in Piketon, Ohio, on Sept. 30. Notices have been issued to some 235 workers that their jobs are in jeopardy. ... This is beyond belief," Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, responded in a statement. "While this administration is greenlighting uranium enrichment in Iran...
  • Rebuilding the Asylum System (Soros demands Europe accept a million Muslims annually)

    09/28/2015 5:01:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | 09/26/15 | George Soros
    Here are the six components of a comprehensive plan. First, the EU has to accept at least a million asylum-seekers annually for the foreseeable future. And, to do that, it must share the burden fairly – a principle that a qualified majority finally established at last Wednesday’s summit. Adequate financing is critical. The EU should provide €15,000 ($16,800) per asylum-seeker for each of the first two years to help cover housing, health care, and education costs – and to make accepting refugees more appealing to member states. It can raise these funds by issuing long-term bonds using its largely untapped...
  • Muslim father strangled daughter, 19, to death in 'honour killing'

    09/28/2015 2:09:12 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 92 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Sep 28, 2015 | Allan Hall
    A Muslim man has confessed to strangling his 19-year-old daughter to death with his bare hands after learning from police she had been caught shoplifting condoms to have sex with her forbidden boyfriend.
  • Audi and Skoda say 3.3m cars have 'cheat' emissions software

    09/28/2015 1:13:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 09-28-2015 | Staff
    Audi and Skoda say they have a total of 3.3 million cars fitted with the software that allowed parent company Volkswagen to cheat US emissions tests. Some 2.1 million Audis affected worldwide include 1.42 million in western Europe, with 577,000 in Germany, and almost 13,000 in the US. Czech-based Skoda said 1.2 million of its cars were involved, but has yet to give a country or model breakdown. Separately, German prosecutors started a probe against VW's former boss. Former chief executive Martin Winterkorn will be investigated over "allegations of fraud in the sale of cars with manipulated emissions data," German...
  • Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War

    09/28/2015 1:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2015 | Paul Weston
    Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War Over the past few weeks new cases involving Muslim “grooming and pimping” gangs have appeared almost daily in the British media. In his latest essay, Paul Weston takes a hard look at what is happening, and what it portends for “community cohesion” in Britain. Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War By Paul Westonpaulweston The British police are slightly less of a disgrace than they were a couple of years ago. In the not-so-distant past there was little reporting of native British girls being drugged, groomed, raped and murdered by gangs of Muslim...
  • Putin: "We can no longer tolerate the current state of affairs in the world"

    09/28/2015 9:55:37 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 81 replies ^ | September 28, 2015, 12:52 PM | CBS News
    CBS News September 28, 2015, 12:52 PM Putin: "We can no longer tolerate the current state of affairs in the world" EW YORK - Russian President Vladimir Putin took a defiant tone in his highly-anticipated United Nations address on Monday, ahead of a planned meeting with President Barack Obama. Putin spent much of the speech delivering the Russian perspective on world affairs, which he said is nothing more than "honest and frank." Putin dismissed many Western officials' expressed fears about Russian expansionism, saying the Kremlin has been accused too often of "growing ambitions." "It's not about Russia's ambitions but recognition...
  • RAF sergeant in uniform moved by hospital to avoid "offending" other patients

    09/28/2015 9:18:32 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    telegraph UK ^ | 26 Sep 2015 | Sophie Jamieson
    A hospital has apologised after an RAF sergeant was asked to move out of sight of other patients in case his uniform caused offence. Sgt. Mark Prendeville, who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia, was at the Emergency unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kent after fire extinguisher chemicals got in to his eyes during a training exercise Aircraft engineer Prendeville was relocated twice by hospital staff who said his uniform “might upset people” because “we have all kinds of different cultures coming in”. The 38-year-old was “dumbfounded” to be told on two different occasions to stand out of...
  • Putin to UN: let us help you crush ISIS

    09/28/2015 8:13:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 19 replies ^ | September 28, 201512:00AM | MARK FRANCHETTI, DAMIEN MCELROY
    Putin to UN: let us help you crush ISIS MARK FRANCHETTI, DAMIEN MCELROY The Times September 28, 201512:00AM Vladimir Putin is to use his speech to the UN tonight — his first in a decade — to insert Russia into the Syrian conflict by offering Moscow’s firepower to break the stalemate in the West’s fight against Islamic State. The Russian push comes as Iraq announced late last night it would begin sharing “security and intelligence” information with Russia, Syria and Iran in a bid to combat the terrorist group. The countries would “help and co-operate in collecting information about the...
  • Germany Segregating Christians As Migrant Violence Escalates

    09/28/2015 8:44:55 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 09/28/2015 | by Liam Deacon
    Christian migrants in German asylum centres are living under persistent threat, with many fearing for their lives as the hardline Sunni majority within the migrant population attempts to enforce Sharia law in their new host nation. The situation is so bad that Christians claim they live like “prisoners” in Germany, and some have even returned to Middle East. “In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely according to my religion,” says Said, a Christian who fled persecution in his native...
  • Russian Media Abuzz With Anticipation of Putin's UN Speech "speech that will change the world."

    09/28/2015 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 122 replies ^ | Sep 28, 2015, 9:05 AM ET | The Associated Press
    Russian Media Abuzz With Anticipation of Putin's UN Speech By The Associated Press MOSCOW — Sep 28, 2015, 9:05 AM ET Russian media are abuzz with anticipation of President Vladimir Putin's speech at the UN. Putin is in the United States for the first time since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014 and threw its support behind separatist rebels in Ukraine. What is more, Russia's recent military buildup in Syria has raised concern in the West about Putin's future steps there. A state-owned news channel has run a countdown to the opening of the UN General Assembly on...
  • UN says world waited too long to act on refugee crisis

    09/27/2015 10:34:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 26, 2015 | Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The United Nations high commissioner for refugees said on Saturday the world waited far too long to respond to the refugee crisis sparked by the wars in Syria and elsewhere, though rich countries now appear to understand the scale of the problem. "Unfortunately only when the poor enter the halls of the rich, do the rich notice that the poor exist," U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. "Until we had this massive movement into Europe,...
  • ALERT Arabic Speaking Ukrainian Woman tells what the “migrants” are really saying 3 VIDEOs

    Watch this video. A European woman who speaks Arabic translates what the Muslim migrants were saying when they thought she didn’t understand their language. (thanks to Armaros) And this is the translated speech of the Hungarian Prime Minister addressing all the issues from NO Go Zones to terrorists, to EU incompetence and corruption - See more at:
  • Germany in a state of SIEGE: Gangs roaming, German women being told to cover up (Title shortened)

    09/28/2015 2:28:33 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Published September 27, 2015 | By Sue Reid, Daily Mail
    Yesterday, the Mail reported how social workers and women’s groups in Giessen wrote a letter to the local state parliament claiming that rape and child abuse were rife in the refugee camp. The allegations were corroborated by Atif over his curry. ‘The camp is dangerous,’ he agreed. ‘Men of different nationalities fight and women are attacked.’ Many women have felt the need to sleep in their clothes... they won’t go to the toilet at night because rapes and assaults have taken place on their way to, or from, there. The letter says the camp, far from being a peaceful haven...
  • German intelligence warns of far-right mobilizing against refugees

    09/27/2015 9:11:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Turkey's Daily Sabah ^ | September 27, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Germany's domestic intelligence chief warned Sunday of a radicalization of right-wing groups amid a record influx of refugees, as xenophobic rallies and clashes shook several towns on the weekend. "What we're seeing in connection with the refugee crisis is a mobilization on the street of right-wing extremists, but also of some left-wing extremists" who oppose them, said Hans-Georg Maassen on Deutschlandfunk public radio. He added that for the past few years his service had witnessed a "radicalization" and "a greater willingness to use violence" by all extremist groups, including the far right and the anti-fascist far left. Maassen spoke as...
  • British soldier moved from hospital waiting room over fears his uniform might offend

    09/27/2015 4:22:54 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/27/2015
    <p>A British soldier was asked to move from a hospital waiting room last week because staff feared his uniform might offend other patients.</p> <p>The family of Royal Air Force Sgt. Mark Prendeville said hospital workers told them “they didn’t want to upset people” and that the hospital has “lots of different cultures coming in,” according to the Guardian.</p>
  • Israel Strikes 2 Army Posts in Syria After Rocket Fire

    09/27/2015 3:04:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    US News ^ | September 27,2015 | TIA GOLDENBERG
    The Israeli military said Sunday it struck two Syrian army posts with artillery fire after rockets from the war-torn country landed in Israeli-controlled territory. The military said the two rockets, which landed over the last two days, were errant fire from the Syrian conflict. They caused no damage or injuries. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, said in a statement that Israel holds the Syrian military "responsible and accountable for any aggression emanating from Syria." Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said a Syrian army position in the Quneitra region of the...
  • Catalonia voters decide on push for independence from Spain

    09/27/2015 9:25:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 09/27/2015 | Harold Heckle and Joseph Wilson
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Voters in Spain's Catalonia region cast ballots Sunday to decide if pro-secession parties will get a majority in the regional parliament and a mandate to push for independence or whether they will fall short in an outcome that would probably quell secessionist fervor for years. Secessionists have long pushed for an independence referendum, but Spain's central government refused to allow it - saying such a vote would be unconstitutional. So the pro-independence parties pitched the vote for regional parliamentary seats as a de facto plebiscite. "Today is a great win for democracy in Catalonia," said Artur...
  • Catalonia votes in key regional elections

    09/27/2015 10:13:41 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/27/15 | BBC
    Catalonia is voting in regional elections that nationalist parties hope will set them on the road to independence from Spain. Two separatist parties have joined forces, and are aiming to secure a majority of seats in parliament - 68 out of 135. They say this would allow them to unilaterally declare independence within 18 months. The central government in Madrid has pledged to block such moves in court. Polls suggest a majority of Catalans favour a referendum on independence but are evenly divided over whether they want to secede.
  • Spy Chief Warns Islamist Numbers Are Growing

    09/27/2015 10:16:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    German intelligence warned Tuesday that the number of Islamic extremists in the country had increased sharply in recent months and expressed serious concern that they were recruiting among refugees. The Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany's domestic security watchdog, said the number of radical Salafists had surged to 7,900 in September from 7,500 in June, and that many were trying to lure asylum-seekers into their ranks. "We are very concerned that Islamists in Germany are trying, under the cover of humanitarian assistance, to exploit the situation of the refugees for their own ends and to proselytise and...
  • U.S. support for Syria rebels illegal, Putin says ahead of Obama meeting

    09/27/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    MSN ^ | 9-27-2015 | Jack Stubbs and Denis Dyomkin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying U.S.-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State with weapons supplied by Washington. In an interview with U.S. networks recorded ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Putin said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deserved international support as he was fighting terrorist organizations. Obama and Putin are scheduled to talk on Monday after Putin addresses the United Nations, although White House and Kremlin officials have disagreed on what the two leaders will discuss and even who initiated the meeting. "In...
  • British Hospital Moves Injured RAF SGT....Because His Uniform Might Offend ‘Different Cultures’

    09/27/2015 9:22:34 AM PDT · by robowombat · 45 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 9:00am | Sharona Schwartz
    British Hospital Moves Injured Air Force Sergeant Twice Because His Uniform Might Offend ‘Different Cultures’ Sep. 27, 2015 9:00am Sharona Schwartz A British hospital has apologized after twice moving a Royal Air Force sergeant out of the sight of other patients over the staff’s concern that his military uniform would offend other patients, British media reported this weekend. According to the serviceman’s father, hospital workers told aircraft engineer Sgt. Mark Prendeville, 38, that he was moved away from other patients in a waiting room, because they thought his uniform “might upset people,” as they “have all kinds of different cultures...
  • Putin calls US support for rebel forces in Syria 'illegal' and says it just arms ISIS

    09/27/2015 7:12:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Express UK ^ | September 27, 2015 | Rob Virtue
    ...In an interview with American media ahead of Putin's meeting with US president Obama tomorrow, the Russian leader said: "In my opinion, provision of military support to illegal structures runs counter to the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter." US-Russian relations have slumped to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis, though the two sides share concerns about the threat posed by Islamic State, while disagreeing on the approach. Putin says Damascus should be included in international efforts to fight ISIS - a demand the America rejects, and he heavily criticised US plans to train...
  • U.S. support for Syria rebels illegal, Putin says ahead of Obama meeting

    09/27/2015 8:11:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying U.S.-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State with weapons supplied by Washington. In an interview with U.S. networks recorded ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Putin said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deserved international support as he was fighting terrorist organizations. Obama and Putin are scheduled to talk on Monday after Putin addresses the United Nations, although White House and Kremlin officials have disagreed on what the two leaders will discuss and even who initiated the meeting. "In...
  • Rugby World Cup 2015: Scotland 39-16 USA

    09/27/2015 8:56:20 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    BBC Sport ^ | 27th September 2015 | Tom English
    'Scotland recovered from a 13-6 half-time deficit, securing a bonus-point win over USA to top World Cup Pool B. The Americans battered the error-prone favourites in the opening half, Titi Lamositele burrowing over the line. A dynamic bench helped spark Scotland after the interval, though, as Tim Visser, Sean Maitland and Willem Nel all crossed smartly. Matt Scott picked a sumptuous line to score a fourth try, and Duncan Weir added a late fifth from close-range. Imbued with great transatlantic fervour, the USA defence made hay from Scottish inaccuracies during a maddening first 40 minutes for Vern Cotter's side, where...
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s top team encouraged street riots

    09/27/2015 2:25:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:27PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Key members of Jeremy Corbyn’s team have actively supported “insurrection” and rioting against the police, a Telegraph investigation has found. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, Andrew Fisher, Mr. Corbyn’s new political adviser, and John Ross, a close ally and economic expert, have all condoned or justified violence. A trawl by this newspaper of archives, reports and internet postings shows how Mr. Corbyn’s inner circle has frequently supported civil unrest and even praised violent demonstrators—including in one case a hooligan jailed for hurling a fire extinguisher at police from the top of a building. …
  • France Tells Hungary: Back Migrant Quotas Or Quit EU

    09/26/2015 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 25, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    As Hungarians continue to resist EU-imposed quotas on how many migrants they should accept, French President François Hollande told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban: “States that don’t respect European values should ask if they belong within the EU,” according to The Times.
  • Germany in a state of SIEGE: Merkel was cheered when she opened the 'gates to migrants Now, w/gangs

    09/26/2015 6:30:55 AM PDT · by NCjim · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2015 | Sue Reid
    On the busy shopping street in Giessen, a German university town twinned with Winchester, migrant Atif Zahoor tucks into a chicken dish with his brother and cousin at the curry restaurant Chillie To Go. They have left good jobs back in Karachi, Pakistan, and now want to be Europeans. In late July the three slipped into Germany with their wives and children, using illegal documents. They live together in a five-bedroom house, rented for them by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, a 40-minute drive away from Giessen, which is home to the biggest migrants’ camp in the country. . . ....