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  • Mummification Practiced in Bronze Age Britain

    10/05/2015 11:35:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | By SINDYA N. BHANOO
    Mummification was widely practiced in what is now Britain throughout the Bronze Age, a new study reports. Archaeologists used microscopic bone analysis to study 34 human remains from Britain dating to the Bronze Age, spanning from 2200 B.C. to 750 B.C., and compared them with known mummies in northern Yemen and Ireland. The pattern of erosion in 16 of the British skeletons was consistent with that of the known mummies. “Since it was widespread in Britain, there’s no reason to think that it wasn’t a common practice in Bronze Age societies across Europe,” said Tom Booth, an archaeologist at the...
  • Obama up against growing support for a no-fly zone in Syria (Fiorina: Prepare to fight Russians)

    10/05/2015 11:21:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/5/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Russia has been stepping up its involvement in the Syrian civil war - culminating in airstrikes last week that may have targeted not just ISIS, but also rebels opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, the Syrian refugee crisis continues unabated, with a massive influx of Syrians overwhelming Turkey and Europe. To address this, lawmakers and presidential candidates alike - including the president's former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, say the U.S. should respond with a no-fly zone, which is not a tactic President Obama is willing to pursue right now. -snip- And in an interview on Fox News last week,...
  • Putin should unleash Chechen troops on Isis, says region's president

    10/05/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 2 ,2015 | Shaun Walker
    The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has asked Vladimir Putin to send him to Syria, claiming that a land operation using Chechen ground troops would wipe out Islamic State terrorists. “The terrorists don’t know what a real war is, because they have only been subjected to airstrikes. They don’t have experience of real military action,” said Kadyrov in an interview with a Russian news agency. “If our request is granted, it will be a celebration for us,” he said. “But it’s the decision of the commander-in-chief to take.”
  • Syrian insurgents vow to attack Russian forces as Moscow hints at ground role

    10/05/2015 10:59:39 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 5, 2015 | Alec Luhn and Kareem Shaheen
    More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups have vowed to attack Russian forces in retaliation for Moscow’s air campaign, in a show of unity among the usually fragmented rebels against what they called the “occupiers” of Syria. The 41 Syrian rebel groups, which included powerful factions such as Ahrar al-Sham, Islam Army and the Levant Front, said Russia had joined the war in Syria after president Bashar Assad’s forces were on the verge “of a crushing defeat”. The insurgents’ warning came as the chairman of Russia’s parliamentary defense committee suggested that Russian “volunteer” units could join with forces fighting for Syria’s...
  • Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 17 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 5 October 2015 | ANDREW E. KRAMER, HELENE COOPER, CEYLAN YEGINSUOCT
    MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkey’s Syria policy, which aims for the establishment of a “safe zone” along...
  • Russians Moving Artillery, Ground Forces to Hama, Syria

    10/05/2015 10:55:06 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | October 5, 2015 | N/A
    A senior defense official has told NBC News that the Russian military has been moving artillery and ground forces towards Hama — one of the locations that the Russians targeted in the first 24 hours of their airstrikes. The U.S. official also said that after Russian aircraft breached Turkish airspace by roughly 20 miles, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov contacted the Turkish government to apologize and acknowledge that it was a mistake. "So much for fighting ISIS," the defense official said.
  • Ankara Furious As Russian Jets Violate Turkish Airspace

    10/05/2015 4:53:50 AM PDT · by Fennie · 24 replies
    UT ^ | October 5, 2015
    Turkey opposes Russia's military intervention in Syria. Turkey scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian warplanes that Ankara says violated its airspace. The Russians were allegedly making their way to Syria to carry out bombings to support Syria's Assad regime. Turkey opposes Russia's intervention in wartorn Syria and officials have warned that any further violations may be responded to more harshly.
  • Russian jet over Turkey risked being shot down: Kerry

    10/05/2015 10:22:59 AM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Valparaíso (Chile) (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that a Russian warplane's "incursion" into the air space of Washington's NATO ally Turkey risked provoking a serious escalation. "We're greatly concerned about it because it is precisely the kind of thing that had Turkey responded under its rights could have resulted in a shoot-down," he said, at a public event in Chile.
  • Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:03:24 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andrew Kramer
    MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkey’s policy in Syria, which aims for the establishment of a “safe zone”...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:59:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | AYLA JEAN YACKLEY AND HUMEYRA PAMUK
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:44:17 AM PDT · by keat · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 5, 2015 12:28pm EDT | Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being ‘Offensive’

    10/05/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andy Wells
    Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are “offensive”. New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider worker’s religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products. The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.
  • REVEALED: Daring raids by SAS heroes leave 200 evil jihadis DEAD

    10/05/2015 10:36:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 5th October 2015 | Rebecca Perring
    'SAS TROOPS armed with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed at least 200 evil Islamic State (ISIS) extremists in a series of deadly raids in the past year. Soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated the barbaric terrorists in war-torn Syria and Iraq by calling in air strikes, carrying out deadly ambushes and using long-range sniper fire. They have even organised groups of Peshmerga fighters - forces in Iraqi Kurdistan who are fighting the blood-thirsty terror group - into guerrilla units. In one of the most effective raids British special forces destroyed an entire 20-vehicle fuel convoy,...
  • UK: Black History Month remembers the Armed Forces

    10/05/2015 9:55:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 10 replies
    UK Ministry of Defence ^ | 4th October 2015 | Defence HQ Tumblr
    'During World Wars I and II, thousands of people from the West Indian, Caribbean and African communities came to the aid of the UK when we needed it most. Last Sunday, cadets paraded through Brixton to commemorate the West Indian and Caribbean heroes in World Wars I and II. Find our more about Black History Month and the Armed Forces.'
  • The absurdity of demanding reparations for slavery

    10/05/2015 7:19:01 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/5/15 | Dan Hannan
    I am descended from slaves. So are you. From slave-owners, too. Given the history of the human race, it could hardly be otherwise. Slavery was the normal form of social organization from the discovery of agriculture onwards. It may have been common among hunter-gatherers long before that, but the evidence is inconclusive. What we do know is that ownership of human beings is at least as old as civilization. The cities of Ur and Sumer, of Egypt and Persia, of the Indus Valley and Xia Dynasty China were built by forced labor. Slaves raised the Acropolis in Athens and the...
  • Germany faces logistical nightmare as refugee inflows hit record

    10/04/2015 9:47:46 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | 8/4/15 | Michelle Martin
    When Hesham fled Syria in early August with his pregnant wife and baby, he was sure all would be well once he got to Germany. Instead the hope has turned to despair after weeks of waiting to be registered at an overcrowded reception center in Berlin. The 26-year-old former chef is one of the hundreds of migrants who crowd around a small screen at the registration office every day, desperately waiting for their number to come up so they can go inside and get a certificate that is the first step in the asylum process. Some climb on top of...
  • Hospital tells woman her mother is dead but calls later to tell her she is alive

    10/04/2015 6:44:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/4/15
    A hospital told the family of a patient that she had died and allowed them to say their goodbyes only to telephone seven hours later to apologise and reassure them that their relation was still alive. Phyllis Lilley's daughter, Liz Page, 61, and her husband Gerry, 72, were too grief-stricken to notice that nurses had led them to the body of another woman to say goodbye. Ms Page told the Sun newspaper: "I know it sounds ridiculous that we didn't realise it was her body." Seven hours later however a hospital official telephoned to confess to the mix-up.
  • Bernie Sanders Supports U.S. Arming Rebels To Overthrow Syrian President Assad, Opposes No-Fly Zone

    10/04/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10/4/15 | Taylor Tyler
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports the U.S.'s continued arming and funding of so-called moderate rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but contrasted himself with front-runner Hillary Clinton by opposing the establishment of a unilateral American no-fly zone in the country. -snip- No-fly zones have also been proposed recently by Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • The smartest economist you've never heard of

    10/04/2015 2:13:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 3, 2015 | Steven Pearlstein
    When David Lipton, a promising economist, was finishing his graduate work at Harvard in the early 1980s, he faced one of those potentially life-changing choices. He had one job offer from the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the multinational institution that for 70 years has served as a lender of last resort and dispenser of orthodox economic advice to countries that get into financial trouble. There was also an offer of a teaching job from the University of Virginia. Unsure of which path to take, he turned for advice to an intellectually restless and charismatic assistant professor, a Frenchman named...
  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."
  • Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

    10/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 159 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2015 | by Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest". Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it's a mess," Trump said on NBC. "If you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there, it's a mess. It's going to be...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • BA tells ‘Captain Kirk’ Salmond exactly where he can boldly go

    10/04/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/2015 | Glen Owen
    As leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond tried to boldly go where none of his predecessors had gone before and win independence for Scotland. But the former First Minister overreached himself when he booked on to a British Airways flight as Star Trek’s James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Mr Salmond faced embarrassment when BA flatly refused to let him on the plane at Heathrow because the name on his ticket – belonging to the character played by William Shatner in the seminal science-fiction series – didn’t match that in his passport. Only a series of frantic calls...
  • Obama Goes Beyond Mere Gun Control, Hints at Confiscation

    10/03/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 144 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 · 45 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 · 56 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 · 36 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 · 40 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 · 61 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 · 62 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...