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  • Don't give out cancer drugs if it's just to extend life (say experts)

    09/26/2011 7:06:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Sophie Borland
    Patients with terminal cancer should not be given life-extending drugs, doctors said yesterday. The treatments give false hope and are too costly for the public purse, they warned. The group of 37 cancer experts, including British specialist Karol Sikora, claimed a 'culture of excess' had led doctors to 'overtreat, overdiagnose and overpromise'. Campaigners dismissed the report, saying it was wrong to write off cancer victims. 'I would hardly call this type of treatment futile,' said Rose Woodward, of the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer. The NHS spends well over £5billion annually on cancer treatments, up from £3billion in 2002....
  • BBC drops Anno Domini and Before Christ to avoid offending non-Christians

    09/26/2011 2:58:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 110 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 25 2011 | Claire Duffin
    The BBC has been accused of bowing to political correctness after it emerged that it was discouraging the use of the terms BC and AD for fear of offending non-Christians. The Corporation's religion website states that it opts for the "religiously neutral" Common Era and Before Common Era, rather than Anno Domini (the year of Our Lord) and Before Christ. It goes on: "As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians." But critics said the changes were meaningless because, just like AD and BC, the alternative terms...
  • Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in nuseries, expert says

    09/25/2011 12:30:03 PM PDT · by Robwin · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 25 Sep 2011 | Julie Henry
    From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children's books, witches have always dressed in black. But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism. Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades. Another staple of the classroom - white paper - has also been questioned...
  • Russia Today says: Illiterate UK youth can’t count on jobs [The Kremlin Doesn't Like the UK]

    09/25/2011 5:40:07 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 24 September, 2011 | Moscow Staff
    A recent survey in the UK has revealed an alarming number of school-leavers lack even basic skills in reading and numeracy, which once again proves that levels of literacy even in developed countries are not something to be taken for granted. {snip} Reading, writing and arithmetic are the cornerstones of a basic education. But one in five young people in the UK leave school without them, and that statistic has not improved since the 1960s. Teacher Saleem Raja at East London Skills picks up the pieces schools have dropped, teaching 16-19 year olds wholly unprepared for the job market. “It’s...
  • ... Businessman who stabbed intruder with his own knife knew wife and son were due home [UK]

    09/18/2011 4:30:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th September 2011 | Jaya Narain
    A wealthy family man was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday after allegedly stabbing a burglar to death with his own knife. Businessman Vincent Cooke, 39, was relaxing when he heard a knock at the front door of his detached home. When he answered he was confronted by two men, at least one armed with a knife, who threatened him and tried to force their way into the £350,000 house in the Cheshire stockbroker belt.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Father arrested after 'stabbing to death burglar who had broken into his home'

    09/18/2011 7:56:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th September 2011 | Damien Gayle
    Homeowner's wife and son fled the house in terror. Second suspected intruder being hunted by police. A father has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly stabbing to death an intruder during an attempted burglary at his home last night. Police were called to Midland Road in Bramhall, Stockport, at around 7.50 pm last night after reports that two men had forced their way into a house. Officers responding to the call discovered a man, thought to be in his 30s, with serious knife injuries. ... Police believe that the two men had entered the property and threatened him....
  • British to Test Geoengineering Scheme (Balloon and water hose)

    09/17/2011 7:30:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 09-14-2011 | By Phil McKenna
    In October, British researchers supported by the U.K. government will attempt to pump water a kilometer into the air using little more than a helium balloon and a rubber hose. The experiment, which will take place at a military airfield along England's east coast, is meant as a test of a proposed geoengineering technique for offsetting the warming effects of greenhouse gases. If the balloon and hose can handle the water's weight and pressure, similar pipes rising 20 kilometers could pump tons of reflective aerosols into the stratosphere. The scheme, called SPICE (stratospheric particle injection for climate engineering), is one...
  • Toddlers among thousands of children accused of bigotry after name-calling (Government Database0

    09/15/2011 12:52:20 PM PDT · by Scythian · 51 replies
    Teachers are branding thousands of children racist or homophobic following playground squabbles. More than 20,000 pupils aged 11 or younger were last year put on record for so-called hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’. One youngster was accused of being racist for calling a boy ‘broccoli head’ and another was said to be homophobic for telling a teacher ‘this work is gay’. Two primary school children were reported for homophobia after quarrelling over a rubber and calling each other ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’. Those youngsters reported for petty offences at nursery classes included four in the London borough of...
  • The Abuse Excuse

    09/12/2011 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 6 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | September 9, 2011 | norma Zager
    Abuse Excuse on Steroids with Fish and Chips By Norma Zager “Why did they kill little Bobby Franks? Not for money, not for spite, not for hate. They killed him as they might kill a spider or a fly, for the experience. They killed him because they were made that way. Because somewhere in the infinite processes that go to the making up of the boy or the man something slipped, and those unfortunate lads sit here hated, despised, outcasts, with the community shouting for their blood.” Clarence Darrow at the Leopold and Loeb trial. Well thank you Clarence Darrow....
  • Postal workers refuse to deliver Bible recordings because the CDs are ‘offensive’ (UK)

    09/10/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/9/11 | Staff
    Postal workers refused to deliver CDs of Bible readings after deciding they were ‘offensive material’. Several churches had paid for discs with recordings of St Mark’s Gospel to be produced to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. They were due to be delivered to all households on the Channel Island of Jersey, but church leaders were stunned when they were told postal workers would not handle the 45,000 CDs.
  • UK to lift lifetime blood donor ban for gay men

    09/08/2011 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1+ views
    BNO News ^ | Sept. 8, 2011
    LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- The lifetime ban on blood donations by homosexual and bisexual men will soon be lifted in England, Scotland and Wales, the British government announced on Thursday. The decision to lift the lifetime ban, which was put in place in the 1980s to prevent the risk of HIV contamination, follows a review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) of the Department of Health. The SaBTO's recommendations have been accepted by health ministers in England, Scotland and Wales and will be implemented on November 7. However, men who have had anal...
  • GP's ordered to ration cancer scans (British socialized medicine)

    09/07/2011 7:13:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | Sophie Borland
    Family doctors have been ordered to ration the number of patients they send for life-saving cancer scans to save money. They are being told to slash the number they refer to hospital for tests including ultrasounds, MRIs and CT scans commonly used to spot tumours. Last night experts warned the cost-saving measures increased the risk of patients being diagnosed too late and dying unnecessarily. Britain has one of the lowest cancer survival rates in Europe, and experts say late diagnosis is to blame. The cuts are being brought in despite Government pledges to give GPs better access to cancer tests...
  • UK Family Faces Jail Or Eviction From Farm For Living ‘Off The Grid’

    08/27/2011 6:57:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    Disinformation ^ | August 26, 2011 | Jacob Sloan
    The Mason family purchased an abandoned orchard and moved out of public housing. Their self-sustaining lifestyle has baffled local authorities however, who have ordered them to give up their property or face jail time.
  • The Law Is 'Avin A Laugh – But The Joke Is On Britain

    08/24/2011 5:47:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 24, 2011 | Allison Pearson
    The Law Is 'Avin A Laugh – But The Joke Is On Britain Europe's stand on human rights is too often a kick in the gut for the victims of crime. By Allison Pearson. 24 Aug 2011 'They drive me mad, too.” That’s what the Prime Minister told me in a more innocent time, before the riots. Back in April, I was sitting in Number 10, reading him a list of the human rights abuses that drive the public to despair. I don’t mean abuses under the Human Rights Act 1998. I mean abuses of the rights of humans whose...
  • London Refuses Kids Tickets To Gun-Related Olympic Events (anti-gun limey libtards)

    08/24/2011 5:35:23 PM PDT · by max americana · 19 replies
    business insider ^ | AUG 24, 2011 | Buck Sexton
    Schoolchildren in London are eligible for 125,000 free tickets for the 2012 Olympics next Summer, but any event that involves a firearm will be excluded from the massive giveaway. Why, you ask, would anyone choose to hide storied events and world class competitors from children’s eyes? Because City Hall and Olympic Organizers are afraid of an anti-gun backlash. That’s right — the powers that be in London won’t subject kids to such bloodsports as Skeet and Trap shooting. The London Evening Standard reported yesterday on the “Ticketshare” decision, and the window it has given into current British views on guns...
  • Mother of 13-year-old who smashed up shop blames government

    08/16/2011 4:47:17 AM PDT · by magellan · 43 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 15 Aug 2011 | Matthew Holehouse
    A 13-year-old boy has walked free from court after admitting smashing up a shop with a stolen golf club as his mother said the riots are because the government does "f*** all" for children. The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, was one of the very few defendants to walk free from court, after receiving a nine month referral order for burglary and violent disorder. She is on benefits, does not live with the boy's father and has 10 other children, the court heard. Outside court she told reporters she was "ashamed" of her son. "I didn't...
  • Ingratitude of the refugee family given £2m, six-bedroom London home so they could be near friends

    08/15/2011 6:45:13 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16th August 2011 | Sam Greenhill
    The Mail yesterday revealed how the Khaliifs have been given a £2million home in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, with taxpayers funding their £8,000-a-month rent. The family had rejected a previous six-bedroom home in Coventry - where the bill for the public would have been a more reasonable £1,000 a month - because they wanted to live ‘closer to their friends’. Leafy West Hampstead is one of the most sought-after areas in London, well beyond the reach of many well-heeled house-hunters in the capital. On top of their free accommodation, the family is also eligible for a raft of...
  • Overdosed on Socialism: Great Britain, R.I.P.

    08/14/2011 8:57:51 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 12 replies ^ | 08-15-11 | stolinsky
      Overdosed on Socialism: Great Britain, R.I.P. David C. Stolinsky Aug. 15, 2011 Want has been all but abolished. Today, fewer and fewer Britons want to work, want to marry, want to raise children, want to lead a life of any purpose or dignity.− Mark Steyn, “After America” Max Hastings is an eminent British historian. His scathing article on the recent riots in Britain makes enlightening but painful reading. Britain is further along the road to the welfare state than we are, so what is happening there is a warning to us. Our situations are not identical, but they...
  • Bath man's anger over 'gay cure' letter in newspaper

    07/21/2011 3:22:14 AM PDT · by Cronos · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 July 2011 | BBC
    A gay Bath resident has said a letter claiming that homosexuality can be "cured" is "absolutely disgraceful".Baz Harding said he was "shocked and dismayed" after the letter, titled 'It is still a sinful act', appeared in the Bath Chronicle earlier in July. It was written by Julie Trollope in response to a letter by gay church leaders claiming the Church of England was failing to embrace diversity. The newspaper said she had a right to have her views aired. Ms Trollope, who signs off the letter with Bath Christian, said she wrote it in response to an open letter to...
  • Ageing Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years'

    07/16/2011 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 12, 2011 | Tim Ross
    The average age of its members is now 61 and by 2020 a “crisis” of “natural wastage” will lead to their numbers falling “through the floor”, the Church’s national assembly was told. The Church was compared to a company “impeccably” managing itself into failure, during exchanges at the General Synod in York. The warnings follow an internal report calling for an urgent national recruitment drive to attract more members. In the past 40 years, the number of adult churchgoers has halved, while the number of children attending regular worship has declined by four fifths.