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  • Harassed, intimidated, fired, prosecuted, ...4“crime” of criticizing Islamization of UK

    08/02/2012 4:54:46 PM PDT · by wtd · 1 replies
    Gates Of Vienna blog ^ | 8/2/2012 | Baron Bodissey
    The Irony of “Unison” Chris Knowles has been a good friend for almost six years, since we first encountered each other online after the formation of the 910 Group. Up until today, Chris had been an employee of the Leeds City Council for about seventeen years. Last fall, during the hysteria following the Breivik massacre, The Sunday Times assigned a reporter to investigate Chris and other people associated with the International Civil Liberties Alliance. After the ST published an article “outing” Chris, he was suspended from his job at the LCC. After seven months, the process of dismissal has finally...
  • Saudi Arabian (female) athlete allowed to compete in judo wearing headscarf

    08/01/2012 2:54:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 1, 2012
    Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani One of Saudi Arabia's two female Olympic team members will be allowed to compete in the judo while wearing a headscarf after a compromise was reached, the International Olympic Committee said today. Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani will compete after Saudi Arabia's Olympic Committee reached an agreement with the International Judo Federation following talks yesterday. It comes after Marius Vizer, the Austrian president of the sport's world governing body, said last week that Shahrkhani would not be allowed to wear a headscarf to compete for safety reasons. But Mark Adams, communications director of the International...
  • UK: A THIRD of young women admit regrets about the way they lost their virginity (ruined love lives)

    08/01/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 17:32 EST, 11 July 2012 | Helen Carroll
    ...feeling the pressure to conform, Kristen gave in to her 16-year-old boyfriend Carl’s continual pestering for sex when her parents were out at work one day. She... anticipated a romantic encounter. But the harsh reality was that losing her virginity so early turned out to be one of the worst experiences of Kristen’s life. It has also had lasting repercussions, since she is convinced that having sex at such a young age made her far more promiscuous in later years than she otherwise might have been. ‘We had sex on the bathroom floor because it was the only room with...
  • Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS U.S. Olympic medal winners will owe up to $9,000 to the IRS

    08/01/2012 10:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ATR ^ | 08/01/2012 | Hugh Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While 529 hardworking athletes proudly represent the United States in the 2012 Olympics, any medals and money they earn wearing red, white and blue will be taxed by the IRS. According to research done by the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, U.S. Olympic athletes are liable to pay income tax on medals earned and prizes received at the London games. American medalists face a top income tax rate of 35 percent. Under U.S. tax law, they must add the value of their Olympic medals and prizes to their taxable income. It is therefore easy to calculate...
  • Britain’s NHS: No Fun and Games (Why on earth was the NHS celebrated in the London Olympics?)

    07/30/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2012 | John Fund
    The International Olympic Committee decided not to include in the opening ceremony a moment of silence to honor the eleven Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 games in Munich. That move drew the ire of NBC’s Bob Costas. During Friday’s ceremony, he commented that, although a private moment of silence was held before a mere 100 people this week at the Athlete’s Village, “for many, tonight, with the world watching, is the true time and place to remember those who were lost and how and why they died.” Instead, the Olympic ceremony featured a weird, politically correct...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-27-12 (DUmmies rip Romney: Mr. Bain Goes to the London Olympics)

    07/27/2012 7:02:21 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 27, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The London Olympics have now begun. And for the judges scoring in DUmmieland, the biggest loser so far has been Mitt Romney. The DUmp is replete with thread after thread ridiculing the Ugly Rethuglican for his series of gaffes insulting and offending the Brits. And they think this is the biggest deal since the War of 1812. What the DUmmies don't realize is that a) these supposed "gaffes" are way overblown, just a case of mittpicking, much ado about nothing, b) almost no one in America knows or cares what he said, and c) most normal Americans don't care...
  • Cameron renews ‘gay marriage’ pledge as party spirals down the drain

    07/27/2012 4:26:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7/26/2012 | Hilary White
    LONDON, July 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UK’s Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister is “killing” his own party, and therefore the coalition government, through his “obsession” with gay “marriage” according to political columnist Andrew Pierce of the Daily Mail. Despite the plummeting fortunes of the Conservative Party, and the increasing disaffection of its base, David Cameron announced at a Downing Street reception for homosexualist lobbyists on Tuesday that he remains “absolutely determined” to see the country’s definition of marriage abolished by 2015. “The promise I can make you is that this coalition government is committed to both changing the...
  • Gay marriage to be introduced in Scotland

    07/25/2012 3:40:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/25/2012
    Scotland is set to become the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage after the SNP government announced plans to make the change. Scottish ministers confirmed they would bring forward a bill on the issue. Political leaders, equality groups and others support gay marriage, but it is strongly opposed by the Catholic Church and Church of Scotland. The announcement was made in the wake of a government consultation which produced a massive response. Same-sex couples in Scotland currently have the option to enter into civil partnerships and the Holyrood government has insisted no part of the religious community...
  • Romney Advisor To London Telegraph: Obama Doesn’t “Fully Appreciate” Our “Anglo Saxon Heritage”

    07/24/2012 11:16:41 PM PDT · by GLH3IL · 27 replies
    Liberaland ^ | July 24, 2012 | Alan Combs
    Ahead of Mitt Romney’s trip to Britain, Jon Swaine of The Telegraph says a Romney advisor told the paper, “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” Another Romney advisor said, “Obama is a Left-winger. He doesn’t value the Nato alliance as much, he’s very comfortable with American decline and the traditional alliances don’t mean as much to him. He wouldn’t like singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.”
  • Woman Admits Aborting Baby
 Just a Week Before Due Date

    07/23/2012 7:58:08 PM PDT · by Tau Food · 21 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | July 24, 2012 | Staff
    A WOMAN has admitted ending her pregnancy only a week before the unborn child’s due date after she bought medication on the internet to carry out the abortion. Sarah Catt appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday and admitted a charge of procuring her own miscarriage. The 35-year-old bought medication over the internet that would induce the labour, although North Yorkshire Police officers admitted they remain baffled as to her motives. No evidence of the baby has ever been found, according to 
officers involved in the investigation. Catt told police she had terminated the pregnancy legally, despite medical records in March...
  • Just sporty fun with guns? New Wickford range aims to win over critics(UK)

    07/16/2012 6:44:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    thisistotalessex.co.uk ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    With five ranges of varying sizes, obstacles and targets, the Brock Hill Road centre offers people the chance to use airsoft guns in a competitive environment. But the aim is not just to fire plastic ball bearings at targets, there is also an educational aspect. "Ever since guns were banned there has been a misunderstanding behind them all," said Mr Slater. "I love airsoft, and with this you can turn it into a proper sport." Airsoft guns are replica firearms that use compressed gas to fire plastic pellets. They are non-lethal and make limited sound. Mr Slater, from Benfleet, is...
  • Doctors 'Should Accept Pay Cut Or Be Sacked' [UK]

    07/15/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Sky News ^ | 15 July 2012
    Thousands of doctors and nurses may be sacked unless they agree to drastic changes to their pay and conditions as hospitals strive to make billions of pounds worth of savings, it has been claimed. NHS bosses have suggested terminating all staff contracts and reoffering them on different terms, according to a leaked document obtained by The Sunday Times. New terms could include pay cuts of up to 5%, an end to overtime for nights, weekends and bank holidays, and reduced holiday leave, the newspaper said.
  • U.K. boosts up-armed Typhoon for Mideast

    07/10/2012 6:24:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    U.K. boosts up-armed Typhoon for Mideast DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 9 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a major sales push for the Eurofighter Typhoon armed with new weapons systems, with the Persian Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Oman as key targets. The Typhoon is built by the German and Spanish arms of European aerospace giant EADS, BAE Systems, Britain's leading defense contractor, and Italy's Finmeccanica. Cameron's decision to throw London's weight behind the Typhoon underlines the growing importance of export sales for major defense companies amid severe cutbacks in military spending by...
  • Saudi Princess Seeks Asylum in UK

    07/07/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 13 replies
    She was Saudi Arabia’s “Barbie” princess; the pampered granddaughter of the Kingdom’s founder and daughter of one of his most powerful and favoured sons. Princess Sara bint Talal bin Abdulaziz, however, is claiming political asylum in the UK over fears for her safety back home. The claim, the first ever made by such a senior member of the ruling family’s inner circle, will embarrass the Saudi dynasty and threatens a diplomatic row. Princess Sara, 38, accuses senior Saudi officials of plotting to kidnap her and smuggle her back to Riyadh, having subjected her to a “well orchestrated and malicious campaign...
  • 'Jesus is REAL superstar ...it doesn’t matter how he looked'

    07/07/2012 7:14:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UK Sun ^ | July 7, 2012 | Dr JOHN SENTAMU, Archbishop of York
    NEW ITV1 talent show Superstar is pitting 100 singers from around the country in a battle to win the lead role in a new stage version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
  • Seven Men Arrested Under Terror Act

    07/06/2012 3:33:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SKY News ^ | 11:16am UK, Friday 06 July 2012 | n/a
    "Seven Men Arrested Under Terror Act The arrests followed a routine stop of a vehicle by police on the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire on June 30." SNIPPET: ""Firearms, offensive weapons and other material were later found hidden inside, prompting police to take action to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and others suspected of being involved," he said. Police said three men aged 23, 26 and 27 from Sparkhill, Birmingham, were arrested on Tuesday morning. Three more suspects, a 22-year-old from Alum Rock, Birmingham, a 24-year-old from the Moseley area of the city, and a 22-year-old from Smethwick, West...
  • British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany

    07/06/2012 2:26:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 6:08PM BST 14 Jun 2012 | By Bruno Waterfield, Berlin
    "British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany A major German security operation targeted "dangerous" Islamist extremists in dawn raids by 850 police officers on 70 mosques, schools and homes across Germany." SNIPPET: "Hans-Peter Friedrich, Germany's interior minister, banned one Salafist network, Millatu Ibrahim, for "working against our constitutional order and against understanding between peoples". He also announced an investigation into two other networks, Dawa FFM and "The True Religion", with a view to a seeking additional bans."" SNIPPET: "Secret intelligence gathered by police and anti-terrorism officers across Europe gave "cause for concern" in Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Austria,...
  • White Muslim One of Six Arrested Over ‘Terror Plot'

    07/05/2012 10:26:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 Jul 2012 | Tom Whitehead, Martin Evans and Sam Marsden
    White Muslim convert Richard Dart and a former police community support officer were among six people arrested for allegedly plotting a terror attack in Britain.Richard Dart, who was radicalised by the cleric Anjem Choudary, was held following police raids in east and west London. A former PCSO and two of his brothers, who were living just over a mile from the Olympic site in Stratford, were also among those detained during the police and MI5 operation to prevent a suspected terror assault. One of the brothers was Tasered by officers. Counter-terrorism police had first searched their home last November. The...
  • WikiLeaks cables: Mervyn King plotted banks bailout by four cash-rich nations

    12/16/2010 2:14:56 PM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/13/2010 | Jill Treanor
    The Bank of England governor, Mervyn King, was so concerned about the health of the world's banks in March 2008 that he plotted a secret bailout of the system using funds from cash-rich nations, according to a US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks. Six months before the world financial crisis reached its peak, forcing taxpayers to rescue collapsing financial institutions, King told US officials in London that the UK, US, Switzerland and Japan could jointly enable a multibillion-pound cash injection into global banks, overriding the "dysfunctional" G7 nations. The leak may allow King to claim that he – rather than...
  • The Joy of Government-Run Healthcare: The UK’s Gilded Bureaucrats and Dying Patients

    07/05/2012 5:25:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    International Liberty ^ | 07/05/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    The Joy of Government-Run Healthcare: The UK’s Gilded Bureaucrats and Dying Patients July 3, 2012 by Dan Mitchell I’m not sure whether this is a post about America’s dismal future if Obamacare is allowed to take root or whether this is a post about bureaucrats ripping off taxpayers.But I do know that it shows that the insiders take care of themselves quite nicely when the government seizes more control of a nation’s healthcare sector.Here’s a report from the UK-based Telegraph about how bureaucrats at a Scottish branch of the National Health Service are bilking taxpayers. National Procurement, a branch of the...
  • Armed police swoop in on bus where man was seen 'pouring liquid into smoking bag' [UK]

    07/05/2012 3:40:29 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 12 replies
    Counter-terrorism police swooped on a coach today after a man was reportedly seen pouring liquid into a bag which was smoking.
  • (UK Deputy PM) Nick Clegg: I feel 'lobotomized' by Government

    07/05/2012 1:09:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:48AM BST 04 Jul 2012 | Hannah Furness
    The Deputy Prime Minister said he felt he was “sort of gradually lobotomized” by the work of government, and the “sheer neurosis and weight of everyday activity”. Speaking at a reception at liberal think tank Center Forum, he argued it was time to “think big” by coming up with new policies. Admitting getting into Government meant “you stop thinking a bit; you stop looking into the middle horizon,” Clegg said he had discovered the pitfalls of the role “like so many generations of politicians before me”. He said: “One of the things that happens when you go into government is...
  • The Joy of Government-Run Healthcare: The UK’s Gilded Bureaucrats and Dying Patients

    07/04/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m not sure whether this is a post about America’s dismal future if Obamacare is allowed to take root or whether this is a post about bureaucrats ripping off taxpayers. But I do know that it shows that the insiders take care of themselves quite nicely when the government seizes more control of a nation’s healthcare sector.Here’s a report from the UK-based Telegraph about how bureaucrats at a Scottish branch of the National Health Service are bilking taxpayers. National Procurement, a branch of the NHS National Services Division, arranged for staff who are deemed to be “regular users” of cars...
  • Nigel Farage [on Fox w commentary by Bill Still]

    06/29/2012 7:28:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 27 June 2012 | Bill Still, Nigel Farage
    Nigel Farage (MEP-UK) interviewed on Fox ... with commentary by Bill Still I could not find the Fox interview on its own.
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • CITY FOCUS: British space firms looking set to boldly grow..

    06/25/2012 4:53:49 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies
    This is Money ^ | 06/25/12 | William Cook
    Back in 1962, a NASA rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral carrying the first satellite designed and built by British scientists. The launch made Britain the third nation ever to put a satellite into space. Over the following years, four home-grown Black Arrow rockets would take British payloads into orbit.
  • Moslem Mother is turned away from parents’ evening because she refused to remove full-face veil

    06/25/2012 7:36:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 June 2012 | Jaya Narain
    Maroon Rafique missed an important talk concerning her son's university education because she would not remove the niqab A mother was turned away from a parents’ evening because she was wearing a full-face veil.Maroon Rafique, 40, was told that for the security and safety of children and teachers at the college there was a ban on any type of face coverings.She was warned that unless she removed her full-face covering, known as the niqab, she would not be allowed into the college to attend.In the end, a stunned Mrs Rafique was forced to call her husband, who took her place...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • With Hollande set to tax and spend, Cameron invites wealthy French to settle in London

    06/19/2012 5:17:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012 | James Chapman and Peter Allen
    A Socialist victory in France’s parliamentary elections means the country will now try to tax and spend its way out of trouble, putting it on collision course with Germany. But as France prepared to ramp the top rate of tax up to 75 per cent to pay for increased public spending, David Cameron made an extraordinary promise to welcome wealthy firms and individuals who want to move to the UK. He said: ‘I think it’s wrong to have a completely uncompetitive top rate of tax. If the French go ahead with a 75 per cent top rate of tax we...
  • Ł1billion deal paves the way for Trident nuclear deterrent replacement

    06/16/2012 3:36:07 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 16 2012 | Robert Watts and Patrick Hennessy
    Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, will reveal the scheme to build a new nuclear deterrent in a move which will cause tensions with the Liberal Democrats. He will announce a deal ordering nuclear reactors for a new class of submarines to replace the current Vanguard fleet, which carries Britain’s Trident nuclear arsenal. The decision is the most public statement yet that the Government is committed to a full-scale replacement of Trident - something opposed by the Lib Dems, who want a cheaper way of maintaining nuclear weapons. Mr Hammond will say that a Rolls-Royce plant at Raynesway, in Derby, will...
  • Bank Of England Panic's, Funnels Ł140 Billion To Bankrupt Banks Ahead Of Eurogeddon

    06/16/2012 6:33:39 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    TMO ^ | 6-15-2012 | Nadeem Walayat
    Bank Of England Panic's, Funnels Ł140 Billion To Bankrupt Banks Ahead Of Eurogeddon Interest-Rates / Global Debt Crisis 2012 Jun 15, 2012 - 09:36 AM By: Nadeem Walayat Banking stocks soared today on news that the George Osbourne and Mervyn King policy for the Bank of England to give cheap money to the banks to enable them to provide credit to the wider economy. Off course the reason offered is just smoke and mirrors propaganda, the real reason why the Bank of England is yet again stuffing every orifice of the UK Banks with tax payer cash (where ultimate liability...
  • India 'likes' Israel the most after US and UK: Embassy

    06/15/2012 6:09:58 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 8 replies
    Israel today said it's official India Facebook page has the most 'Likes' after that of the US and the United Kindgom. The ISRAEL in INDIA Facebook page, launched by the Israelian Embassy in August, 2010, has received almost 20,000 'likes', a figure surpassed only by the pages of the US and the UK. Two decades after India and Israel established full diplomatic relations, ties between the two nations are extending far beyond traditional diplomacy, the Embassy said in a statement. Less than two years after the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi launched its activity on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other...
  • Where do milk, eggs and bacon come from? One in three youths don't know

    06/14/2012 2:25:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 77 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 6-14-12 | Telegraph reporters
    More than a third of 16 to 23-year-olds (36%) do not know bacon comes from pigs and four in 10 (40%) failed to link milk with an image of a dairy cow, with 7% linking it to wheat, the poll of 2,000 people for charity Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) found. Some 41% correctly linked butter to a dairy cow, with 8% linking it to beef cattle, while 67% were able to link eggs to an image of a hen but 11% thought they came from wheat or maize.
  • Nigel Farage slams 'incompetent' Mariano Rajoy and warns the 'Euro Titanic' has hit the iceberg

    06/13/2012 1:01:07 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 14 replies
    Speaking in Strasbourg today at the European Parliament, UKIP leader Nigel Farage outlined why the bailout of Spanish banks will seriously aggravate the euro crisis. He rubbished the 'success' of the Spanish bailout, and accused Jose Manuel Barroso of a series of failed predictions for the economy. Dispelling myths that Europe 'had turned a corner', Farage warned of a 'looming, impending disaster'. Speaking of a 'total and utter failure' he said that the crisis had reached such severity 'you just couldn't make it up':
  • Winston Churchill's Choice Words for Obama's "Gay Pride Month"

    06/13/2012 12:19:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    American Vision ^ | June 13, 2012 | Nathaniel Darnell
    This month the U.S. federal government has officially endorsed America’s fourth “Gay Pride Month” in the last dozen years. President Bill Clinton originally declared June “Gay Pride Month” in June of 2000, and President Barack Obama has continued that tradition ever since June 2009.[1] These declarations foreshadowed his announcement shortly before Mother’s Day last month which made him the first President in the history of the United States to executively communicate moral and political support for changing the historical, common law, statutory and biblical definition of marriage to sanction the ability of two men or two women to marry. But...
  • The Falkland Islands Are Going To Have A Referendum Over Their Union With The UK

    06/12/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/12/2012 | Adam Taylor
    The Falkland Islands, the South American islands subject to a bitter territorial dispute between the United Kingdom and Argentina, are to have a referendum over their links to the UK. Here's a full statement from David Cameron, via The Guardian: "I have always said that it is up to the Falkland Islanders themselves to choose whether they want to be British and that the world should listen to their views. Thirty years ago they made clear that they wanted to stay British. That's why British forces bravely liberated the island from Argentine invaders. Now the Argentine Government wants to put...
  • Plans to Allow Gay Marriages 'Could Force Church to Split From State' for First Time in 500 Years

    06/11/2012 7:18:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/11/12 | Steve Doughty
    A law to allow same-sex weddings will destroy the institution of marriage for future generations, leaders of the Church of England warned yesterday. They claim it will lead to a constitutional crisis, arguing that human rights legislation will force churches to treat gay couples asking for a wedding in the same way they treat heterosexual couples. The Church of England’s warning comes in response to the Government’s consultation on legalising same-sex marriage, which will close this week. The proposed reforms, formally launched in March, have been described by Church officials as ‘half-baked’, ‘very shallow’, ‘superficial’ and ‘completely irrational’. They claim...
  • Cutting missile system leaves warships at risk

    06/10/2012 6:17:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 09 Jun 2012 | Thomas Harding
    Cutting missile system leaves warships at risk The Royal Navy’s warships will be vulnerable to enemy attack after a key project that allows ships to fire each other’s weapons was dropped. The revolutionary Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), which has taken 12 years to plan and already cost Ł45 million, would have allowed ships tracking a low-flying jet or missile to pass the data to the targeted vessel, allowing it to launch defensive missiles, or for them to be launched by remote control. The decision was criticised by a Navy commander who said it could mean placing the new billion-pound aircraft...
  • Islamic Genocide - mass casualties by political Islam 1915-2012

    06/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    ISLAMIC GENOCIDESome of highlighted mass casualties by (political) Islam in course of the last century, from 1915 and on (updated June, 2012) Casualties: 2,700,000 Chritians - (1915-1923) by Ottoman-Empire Muslim Turkey. 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.[1] Nature: 1.) Ethnic cleansing.[2] 2.) Islamic Jihad.[3] Casualties: close to 27,000. In Israel between 1920-2012, at the hands of Arab/Muslims. 24,526 Israelis/Jews killed, 35,356 injured, and 1,967 Arab "Palestinians" killed by other Arab "Palestinians."[4] Nature: roots and motivation: the genocide campaign[5][6][7][8] began (mainly) in the early 1920s by the supreme Islam leader, the pan-Arab Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, motivated by both:...
  • Caption Two Queens and a Cliff Between Them!

    06/05/2012 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 20 replies
    PIttsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 06/05/2012 | Dave Thompson
  • Britain’s Already Dead, It Just Hasn’t Been Buried Yet

    06/05/2012 9:01:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/05/2012 | Kyle Smith
    Don’t be fooled by the pomp and dazzle of the Queen’s royal Diamond Jubilee flotilla easing past the tourists, celebrity-spotters, and pickpockets on the Thames. Britain is a country rotting from the inside, the first nation on earth that elected to destroy its culture with political correctness.Asks British columnist Rod Liddle, “Who are the people who have made Britain what it is today, the ones who ensured that we became a limp-wristed and decrepit, post-imperial satrapy of incompetence, sanctimony, self-obsession and self-loathing?”Who indeed? (By limp-wristed, Liddle means lacking in conviction, not gay). The short answer is the new aristocracy,...
  • The Queen of Duty. In an era of irresponsibility, Elizabeth II always does what is expected of her

    06/05/2012 5:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2012 | Rich Lowry
    It rained on the grand flotilla on the Thames marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. How appropriate. It meant that at the center of all the pageantry of the 1,000-boat extravaganza, an 86-year-old woman stood in the elements and waved to her subjects for hours, without betraying a hint of discomfort or complaint. Queen Elizabeth is a miracle of dutifulness. In an era of irresponsibility, she always does what is expected of her. In an age of self-expression, she has subsumed herself in her institution. In a time of informality and ill manners, she observes all the rules,...
  • Far right politician Paul Rimmer arrested after row over Rainbow flag

    06/02/2012 4:00:29 PM PDT · by risen_feenix · 19 replies
    Liverpool Echo (UK) ^ | 5/25/2012 | David Bartlett
    A FAR right politician was held in cells for almost six hours for objecting to a pro-gay rights flag flying above a police station. English Democrat Paul Rimmer, who recently failed in his bid to become mayor of Liverpool, was arrested on Saturday after an argument in Admiral Street Police station, Toxteth. Mr Rimmer demanded to know why the Rainbow Flag was flying above the station.
  • Unstoppable rise of American English: Study shows young Britons copying US writing style

    05/29/2012 5:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/29/2012 | By LAURA CLARK
    The future of written English will owe more to Hollywood films than Dickens or Shakespeare, if the findings of a study into children’s writing are anything to go by. The analysis of 74,000 short stories found that their written work was littered with Americanisms, exclamation marks and references to celebrities. Researchers who looked at the entries to a national competition found they were increasingly using American words such as garbage, trash can, sidewalk, candy, sneakers, soda, cranky and flashlight. The stories, written by pupils aged seven to 13, show how fairy cakes are referred to as cupcakes and a dinner...
  • Richard Dawkins the arch-atheist backs Michael Gove's free Bible plan (UK)

    05/27/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 23 replies
    Guardian, UK ^ | May 19, 2012 | Robin McKie
    Author of The God Delusion says providing free Bibles to state schools is justified by its impact on the English language It sounds like one of the most unlikely alliances of recent years. Richard Dawkins, arch-atheist and scourge of the praying classes, has announced support for education secretary Michael Gove's plan to send free King James Bibles to every state school. The proposal aims to help pupils learn about the Bible's impact "on our history, language, literature and democracy" and will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the authorised version's publication, Gove said earlier this year. Church leaders have approved, but...
  • Swedish man set up al-Qaeda camp, US prosecutor says

    04/21/2009 10:55:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,575+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 04.22.09, 07:09 / Israel News | n/a
    Oussama Abdullah Kassir, 43, who was extradited from the Czech Republic on terrorism charges in 2007, faces multiple charges including supporting al-Qaeda by attempting to set up the camp in rural Oregon from 1999 to early 2000 and later setting up websites on explosives and poisons.
  • Woman of war: First female skipper of a warship in Navy's 500-year history takes charge

    05/24/2012 4:35:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | May 22, 2012 | Chris Hughes
    A woman yesterday took command of a frontline warship for the first time in the Navy’s 500-year history. Commander Sarah West, 40, is now in sole control of HMS Portland, a Type 23 frigate and its mostly male crew of 185.
  • Christine Lagarde tells Britain to step up recovery plan - IMF calls for drastic actions

    05/22/2012 10:56:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/22/2012 | Philip Aldrick
    The Bank of England should cut interest rates, print more money and ease the regulatory pressure on banks as part of a radical set of measures to return Britain to recovery, the International Monetary Fund has urged. In an unusually alarmist annual assessment of the UK, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said that "growth is too slow and unemployment too high, and policies to bolster demand before low growth becomes entrenched are needed" Warning that weak growth was putting the country at risk of permanently high unemployment, the Bretton Woods institution called for swift and co-ordinated action between the Bank...
  • Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died after battle with cancer

    05/20/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 209 replies
    BBC ^ | May 21st, 2012 | Staff
    Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died following a lengthy battle with cancer, his family have said.
  • Jailed for Possessing Al Qaeda Magazine [Inspire]

    05/15/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    EAST LONDON LINES.co.uk ^ | May 11, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19,  of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.” The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road. Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had also painted burqas on scantily clad women featured on advertising posters in the local area. As...