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  • Rowan Atkinson's speech at Reform Section 5 Parliamentary reception [free speech]

    04/24/2018 8:21:11 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 7 replies
    reformsection5 (YouTube channel) ^ | Oct 18, 2012 | Rowan Atkinson
    Complete with quotes from old "Not the Nine'O'Clock News" scripts, comedian Rowan Atkinson explains why he supports Reform Section 5. (Full speech.)
  • Editorial: Standing up for free speech

    04/24/2018 2:52:32 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 2 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-24-2018 | Herald Staff
    In recent days the hordes of social media activists and agitators have been busier than ever intimidating, excoriating and stomping out diversity of thought wherever it appears. This weekend, the Guardian newspaper published an interview with country music star Shania Twain. She discussed her career, troubled childhood, marriage and other typical areas of conversation and then ventured into politics and, of course, Donald Trump. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just...
  • Trump's revenge: US crude oil floods European markets in blow to OPEC and Russia

    04/24/2018 7:42:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    UK Express Finance News ^ | 4-24-18 | Darius McQuaid
    THE United States is flooding the European markets with record amounts crude oil as US producers seize on Russia and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to cut output resulting in soaring oil prices. US crude oil is seen as the cheaper option as the OPEC and Russia pact begins to bite after agreeing jointly to oil output jointly by 1.8million barrels per day (bpd) help rebalance the market and to help elevate the benchmark Brent prices. Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging US output, are making it harder to...
  • Brexit-bashing peers vote to bind UK judges to EU court decisions FOREVER

    04/23/2018 11:27:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | April 23, 2018 | Harry Cole
    Theresa May hit by another bruising defeat by the unelected members of Parliament's upper chamber - this time on 'fundamental rights'
  • Corbyn's Labour Party is ashamed to say 'England' for fear of appealing to racists, a party report…

    04/23/2018 9:49:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:17 EDT, 23 April 2018 | Kate Ferguson
    Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is ashamed to say “England” for fear of appealing to racists, a damning party report says. The English Labour Network — set up by Labour moderate MPs — ordered a study to look at how to champion patriotism. But the group, which was founded last year, found that Labour is too scared to mention England, or celebrate St. George’s Day — which is today. The report warns: “Labour’s biggest single problem is we often don’t mention England even when talking about England.” It adds: “Some activists are uncertain about celebrating St. George’s Day or reflecting English...
  • Desert Rat’s photo album charting unit’s journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

    04/23/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Postman Pat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 April 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.
  • Trump hosts French president for 1st state visit

    04/22/2018 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    wtnh.com ^ | Apr 22, 2018 | ABC News
    Their relationship began with a show of machismo –- an extended, white-knuckle handshake on their first meeting last year in Belgium. Emmanuel Macron had reportedly studied Donald Trump’s style of domineering power-grabbing handshakes, apparently prepared to avoid being outdone by his counterpart. Instead, it was President Trump who at one point in the 5-second-long handshake attempted to withdraw his hand from Macron's firm grasp. The maneuver marked the start of what has become a close partnership between the two leaders, who recently joined forces along with the United Kingdom to strike Syria earlier this month. "It's no secret that President...
  • British woman found guilty for posting 'racist' Snap Dogg lyrics on Instagram (UK thought crime)

    04/22/2018 7:17:18 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 20 replies
    A British teenager was punished by a court after she posted allegedly racist lyrics from rapper Snap Dogg that said "kill a snitch n---a, rob a rich n---a." Chelsea Russell, a 19-year-old from Liverpool, argued that the words from the song "I'm Trippin" were not offensive, and that she had posted them in memory of a 13-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash last summer. But the lyrics on Russell's Instagram biography, which any other user can see, were reported to police last year and transferred to a unit for hate crimes over the alleged racism, according to...
  • EU and Mexico agree new free trade pact

    04/21/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 21, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop
    The European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on Saturday on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States under President Donald Trump. Since its plans for a trade alliance with the United States were frozen after Trump’s election victory, the EU has focused instead on trying to champion open markets and seal accords with other like-minded countries. The agreement in principle with Mexico follows a deal struck last year with Japan and comes ahead of talks next week with the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and...
  • An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal

    04/21/2018 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Apr. 21. 2018 | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour, Delphine O
    For more than a decade, we – Europeans, Americans, and the international community – have feared the imminent threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. To counter this threat and make the Middle East a safer place, the international community came together, using the might of diplomatic negotiations and the force of sanctions, agreed by most of the major economic powers. After 13 years of joint diplomatic effort, we reached a major breakthrough and signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement between Iran, France, the UK, Germany, the US, China, and Russia, regarding Tehran‘s nuclear programme. With that, we...
  • RUSSIA'S WARNING: Putin tells students living in UK – 'Come home IMMEDIATELY'

    04/21/2018 9:09:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Fri, Apr 20, 2018 | Will Stewart
    The threat of security problems and “provocations” in the wake of the Skripals' poisoning means they should flee now and move to the “wild east” of Russia. A campaign aimed at bringing home young people studying in the UK and other Western countries has been launched by an official group representing former Soviet states. They are told that there are excellent opportunities in the far east of Siberia instead of London - but the plan has been mocked on social media. In recent years some of Russia’s brightest students, as well as high-flying financial and technological graduates, have gravitated to...
  • Last Ditch Efforts by Iran Lobby to Save Nuclear Deal Wasted

    04/21/2018 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | James Lee
    The Iran lobby is digging deep in an effort to drum up support from anyone and anywhere to preserve the Iran nuclear deal including circulating a letter from members of the French, British and German parliaments addressed to the U.S. Congress.The letter is rife with the same common misperceptions that the Iran lobby has worked hard to foist on an unsuspecting world. None have done as much spadework in engineering this plethora of fake news than the National Iranian American Council.Among the common misperceptions in the letter are:“The only reason we were able to achieve this breakthrough is that we stood...
  • Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khan’s London ‘Like South Africa’, Predicts ‘Summer of Carnage'

    04/21/2018 7:02:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Virginia Hale
    London’s crime wave will develop into “carnage” come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning ultra-violence in the capital is “the new normal”. Dr Martin Griffiths, a consultant surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said soaring knife and gun crime has resulted in London “looking more like South Africa, or inner-city U.S.” with regards to the rate of attacks. “If it was hot weather right now, it would be carnage. When it gets a few degrees warmer, it’s going to be taxing. It’s going to be difficult,” he told The Times.
  • Romania to Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Netanyahu Promises Six More to Follow

    04/20/2018 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/20/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    After meeting last week with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely last week, a Romanian politician has announced their nation will be moving their embassy to Jerusalem. This will make Romania the fourth nation to do so and the first European Union country to break ranks and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, a Social Democrat, proposed the move to his government last Wednesday, April 11, and the process moved forward quickly. In an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday, Israeli Independence Day, Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Chamber of Deputies...
  • ...HMS St Albans escorts Russian frigate Yaroslav Mudry as it passes close to British coast

    04/20/2018 8:11:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | 20th April 2018, 7:51 pm | David Willetts, Defence Editor, and Brittany Vonow
    A RUSSIAN warship was tracked by the Royal Navy as it passed close to the UK coastline today. Russian frigate Yaroslav Mudry was closely watched by HMS St Albans as it made its way through the English Channel and Dover Strait as tensions between the UK and Russia continue to simmer.
  • Progressives’ Heads Explode as Morrissey Praises Brexit, Attacks Halal Meat

    04/20/2018 5:26:33 PM PDT · by ethom · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Apr 2018 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    For maybe the first time in their deluded, cosseted, snowflake bubble lives, progressive music fans are finally getting a taste of something that conservative music fans have to put up with all the time: the misery of discovering that your pop icon hero just doesn’t share your politics. Enter Morrissey – singer-songwriter, formerly of arguably the Eighties’ greatest indie rock band The Smiths – who has just killed the dreams and hopes of an entire progressive generation by saying lots of politically incorrect things in interviews and on his website. . They include: Denouncing halal meat as “evil”: “halal slaughter...
  • Hillary Clinton's future may hang on mining family’s humble past

    04/21/2008 11:24:36 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies · 44+ views
    Times On Line UK ^ | April 21, 2008 | Ben Macintyre
    "This is me in Scranton,” says the voice of Hillary Clinton over grainy black and white footage of a beaming little girl in a white 1950s dress. “This is where my father was raised and my grandfather worked in the lace mill.” The camera cuts to a shot of a clapboard house, the rustic cottage in the Pennsylvania hills near Scranton where the Rodham family spent every summer. “There was no heat or indoor shower, just the joy of family,” says Mrs Clinton’s voiceover, as the music rises to a crescendo. “I was raised on the American dream . ....
  • Central Berlin evacuated for World War II bomb removal

    04/20/2018 7:48:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | April 20, 2018 | Ben Knight
    Authorities in Berlin on Friday successfully defused a 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) British World War II aerial bomb that was found during construction work on Wednesday. Evacuations of all buildings within 800 meters of the bomb site started from 9 a.m. to allow the defusal to take place. Berlin's main train station fell within the evacuation area, potentially causing disruption for thousands of passengers. There was something of a holiday atmosphere around the station on Friday morning, as the last few passengers moving out of the station were easily outnumbered by the reporters and TV crews there to interview them, and, unusually,...
  • Why a populace should always be armed

    04/19/2018 6:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | Bill Federer
    The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain. In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord. George Mason of Virginia stated: “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” James Madison wrote (“Letters & Writings of...
  • Competition between males improves resilience against climate change

    04/19/2018 6:16:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Science Daily ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jon Parrett PhD
    Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. Moths exposed to increasing temperatures were found to produce more eggs and have better offspring survival when the population had more males competing for mating opportunities (three males for every female). The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that sexual selection can provide a buffer against climate change and increase adaptation rates within a changing environment. This could improve understanding of how changing environments might affect...