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  • Toxic Twitter - A Toxic Place for Women

    03/22/2018 2:22:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Amnesty Int'l ^ | Press Release
    ...As the world becomes increasingly connected online, our reliance on social media platforms such as Twitter has also become increasingly important. But the online world, and social media platforms like Twitter are not immune to many of the human rights abuses that women face offline. Over the last 16 months, Amnesty International has conducted qualitative and quantitative research about women’s experiences on social media platforms including the scale, nature and impact of violence and abuse directed towards women on Twitter, with a particular focus on the United Kingdom (UK) and the [USA]. {snip} [AI] consulted with multiple organizations and individuals,...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Was I right to dump fish into the Thames? LBC-21st March 2018

    03/21/2018 5:01:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/21/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :58) I got a call from "Fishing for Leave" would I come down and lend a hand? And we managed to time it all once I boarded the vessel and we were opposite the Houses of Parliament. I timed it all live on LBC's "Nick Ferrari Show" this morning. (Nick Ferrari at 1:13) Lets go back to the river and I don't think I've ever said this before, well I've said we'd go with LBC's political editor Theo Asherwood where he's preparing to dump fish, Theo.... (Theo Asherwood at 1:23) Nigel Farage has just got on...
  • Anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele to be deposed in libel lawsuit

    03/21/2018 11:28:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    A London court on Wednesday ordered Christopher Steele, author of the anti-Trump dossier, to submit to questions from American attorneys suing him for libel on behalf of a Russian entrepreneur. A senior master in the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench, rejected Mr. Steele’s argument that British law prohibited an ex-spy such as himself from testifying. “On Mr. Steele’s behalf it was said that the examination would be prohibited by English law which is untrue,” said the 39-page order obtained by the Washington Times. SEE ALSO: Read the ruling requiring anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele to be deposed in libel...
  • The scientist who developed “Novichok”: “Doses ranged from 20 grams to several kilos”

    03/21/2018 9:55:50 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 10 replies
    The Bell ^ | March 03, 2018 | Svetlana Reiter, Natalia Gevorkyan
    The Bell was able to find and speak with Vladimir Uglev, one of the scientists who was involved in developing the nerve agent referred to as “Novichok”. According to British authorities, a nerve agent from the “Novichok” series was used to poison former Rusian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Vladimir Uglev, formerly a scientist with Volsk branch of GOSNIIOKHT (“State Scientific-Research Institute for Organic Chemistry and Technology”), which developed and tested production of new lethal substances since 1972, spoke for the first time about his work as early as the 1990s. He left the institute in 1994...
  • Boris Johnson likens Putin's 2018 World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics

    03/21/2018 9:17:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    AXIOS ^ | 3/21/2018 | Dave Lawler
    At a parliamentary committee meeting Wednesday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed with a member of Parliament who said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would use the 2018 World Cup in Russia "like Hitler used the 1936 Olympics" to "gloss over the brutal regime for which he is responsible." Yes, I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right. I think it’s an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of Putin glorying in this sporting event. — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
  • UK anti-obesity drive at risk from new US trade deal, doctors warn (THEY CALLED US FAT)

    03/20/2018 10:40:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | Denis Campbell
    Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could lead to even higher rates of obesity through the import of American foods high in fat and sugar, children’s doctors have warned. US “hostility” towards measures aimed at promoting healthier eating habits, such as traffic light labelling, is also a major threat to the government’s anti-obesity drive, it has been claimed. {snip} Recent research by the Harvard University school of public health pinpointed free trade deals involving the US as a key factor in a process of “nutrition transition” – from a traditional native diet to a much more western one...
  • Terrifying Weapons in Wales – Kitchen Knife Described as “Makeshift Bayonet”

    03/20/2018 1:16:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    As with many leftist writers in Europe and the United States, the author appears to glory in their ignorance of weapons and weapon technology. The short spear improvised from a kitchen knife, above, is not a “makeshift bayonet”. A bayonet is a blade that is to be attached to a firearm for use in hand to hand fighting. There is no firearm associated with the blade in the picture above.  From Police raided a home and found two loaded crossbows and a makeshift bayonet.Officers entered a house in Sandfields , Port Talbot on Saturday afternoon, following a complaint...
  • London [Muslim] Couple Murder French Nanny and Burn Her Body

    03/20/2018 1:09:31 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 55 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 3/20/18 | Ross McGuinness
    A French nanny was beaten, killed and thrown on a bonfire after her employers accused her of being “in league” with a former popstar boyfriend, a court heard. “Big hearted” Sophie Lionnet, 21, was starved, mistreated and violently assaulted after she went to live with mother-of-two Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni, the Old Bailey heard. The pair, who are also French, allegedly confronted Miss Lionnet with “outlandish” allegations and kept her a prisoner in their home in Wimbledon, south west London.
  • Man who trained girlfriend's pet pug to give Nazi salutes convicted of hate crime (UK)

    03/20/2018 10:36:46 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 55 replies
    Full title: Man who trained girlfriend's pet pug to give Nazi salutes on 'Sieg Heil' command is convicted of posting offensive message online A man who taught his girlfriend's "cute, wee" pet pug to do Nazi salutes has been found guilty of a race hate crime. Mark Meechan, 29, who filmed the dog, named Buddha, responding to statements such as "Sieg Heil" and "gas the Jews", will be sentenced later today. Derek O'Carroll found him guilty of communicating a video which was "grossly offensive" because it was anti-Semitic and aggravated by religious prejudice. Meechan, of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, claimed the...
  • Facebook stock drops after reports of FTC probe and UK summons of Zuckerberg in data scandal

    03/20/2018 7:44:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-20-2018 | Sara Salinas
    The probes follow a weekend of turmoil for Facebook after reports that Cambridge Analytica gained access to the data of more than 50 million users. Shares of Facebook are down 3.5 percent down after falling as much as 8 percent on Monday. UK officials are also investigating the alleged mishandling of data. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether the use of personal data from 50 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica violated a consent decree the tech company signed with the agency in 2011, Bloomberg reported Monday. The probe follows a weekend of turmoil for the social media...
  • YouTuber ‘Count Dankula’ Found Guilty in ‘Sh**posting’ Case by British Court

    03/20/2018 6:57:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-20-2018 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Scottish YouTube personality Count Dankula — real name Mark Meechan — was found guilty at Glasgow Sherrif Court Tuesday of a hate crime, and potentially faces two months in prison after recording a video of his girlfriend’s dog doing Nazi salutes. Reporting from inside the courtroom, journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson said Meechan had been found guilty of being “Grossly Offensive” under the Communications Act of 2003 and will be sentenced this afternoon. The case is over a 2016 YouTube video made by Meechan and published on his comedy Count Dankula page of his girlfriend’s dog Buddha raising its...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Is this the Brexit we voted for? LBC-19th March 2018

    03/20/2018 3:52:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/19/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at 2:41) .....The Prime Minister has agreed that Northern Ireland will have full regulatory alignment as a backstop so if they can't reach an agreement on the Irish border and how they gonna monitor it or police it we will have full regulatory alignment which means effectively Northern Ireland would stay part of the single market-customs union. Something Theresa May told the House of Commons no British Prime Minister could ever accept, but in principle we've accepted that's there as the backstop. And anybody that arrives at the end of Article 50 right through till the end of...
  • Surrender to Brussels Agreed: Britain Obeys all EU Laws [no control of Fisheries/Borders til 2020]

    03/20/2018 2:43:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oliver JJ Lane
    Full Title: Surrender to Brussels Agreed: Britain Obeys all EU Laws, no Control of Fisheries, Open Borders to 2020 The United Kingdom will agree to follow all European Union rules after Brexit and keep the nation’s borders open for the duration of the transition period to 2022, with further bad news for fisheries and communities in Northern Ireland as a new agreement was reached in Brussels Monday. The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier made the announcement in a joint press conference with Britain’s David Davis in Brussels, where the pair presented what was introduced as a “legal text...
  • British woman Anna Campbell who joined all-female fighting unit killed in Syria

    03/19/2018 9:20:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 105 replies
    A British woman fighting with a Kurdish armed unit has died in Syria, her father has said. Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes, East Sussex, died on March 15 in Afrin while with the Kurdish Women's Protection Units, the YPJ. It is feared she was killed by Turkish airstrikes. Ms Campbell - who had dyed her fair hair black so she would not stand out - is the first British woman to have been killed in Syria with the Kurds and the first Briton to be killed in the battle for Afrin. Seven other Britons have died in the country while...
  • The Upside-Down Morals of Today's Britain

    03/19/2018 11:18:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies ^ | 3/16/2018 | Bruce Bawer
    In early 1999, when I first became aware of the Islamization of Europe, I didn't think that nineteen years later I'd be worried more about the future of the UK than about that of any other nation in Europe. Consider this. Martin Sellner is a leader of a group called Generation Identity, which is opposed to the ongoing Islamization of Europe; Brittany Pettibone, his American girlfriend, is a well-known online commentator on this topic. Both are law-abiding believers in liberty. On March 9 they flew to Britain. He intended to give a speech about freedom of expression at the legendary...
  • Thousands Gather in London Speakers Corner Hear Tommy Robinson Deliver Banned RightWing Speech

    03/19/2018 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 15 replies
    Brietbart ^ | March 18, 2018 | Raheem Kassam
    LONDON, United Kingdom — Thousands of free speech enthusiasts, alongside a handful of hard-left and Islamist opposition, gathered at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park this afternoon to hear a speech written by Generation Identity’s Martin Sellner, delivered by former EDL leader Tommy Robinson. Sellner was banned from entry by the UK government earlier this month, for daring to lead a right-wing organisation which sheds light on Islamic extremism and mass migration on the continent of Europe. Robinson — formerly of the Rebel Media — delivered the speech to thousands who gathered in the snow at the historic Speaker’s Corner,...
  • Stem cell transplant 'game changer' for MS patients

    03/19/2018 8:28:16 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | March 18, 2018 | Fergus Walsh
    Doctors say a stem cell transplant could be a "game changer" for many patients with multiple sclerosis. Results from an international trial show that it was able to stop the disease and improve symptoms. It involves wiping out a patient's immune system using cancer drugs and then rebooting it with a stem cell transplant. Just over 100 patients took part in the trial, in hospitals in Chicago, Sheffield, Uppsala in Sweden and Sao Paulo in Brazil. They all had relapsing remitting MS - where attacks or relapses are followed by periods of remission. The patients received either haematopoietic stem cell...
  • Surrender to Brussels Agreed: Britain Obeys All EU Laws, No Control, Open Borders to 2020

    03/19/2018 7:02:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The United Kingdom will agree to follow all European Union rules after Brexit and keep the nation’s borders open for the duration of the transition period to 2022, with further bad news for fisheries and communities in Northern Ireland as a new agreement was reached in Brussels Monday. The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier made the announcement in a joint press conference with Britain’s David Davis in Brussels where they presented a “legal text which constitutes a decisive step” towards a final agreement, revealing the enormous extent to which Theresa May’s government has sold out the Brexit-voting British...
  • US 'will fail if it tries to split Europe': Germany

    03/18/2018 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 102 replies ^ | 18 March 2018 17:11 CET+01:00 | AFP
    US President Donald Trump “will not succeed” in dividing European nations against one another over trade, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier warned on Sunday ahead of a visit to Washington. In the European Union “we are a customs union and act collectively. It cannot be in the interest of the US government to divide Europe, nor will it succeed,” Altmaier told German business daily Handelsblatt. […] “Companies and consumers on both sides would foot the bill if the US and Europe tumble into a trade war,” Altmaier said. Meanwhile, countries like China that stand accused of flooding global markets with...
  • SAS sniper’s ‘one in a million’ shot slays ISIS chief from ONE MILE away

    03/18/2018 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Timocrat · 72 replies
    Daily Express - UK ^ | 03/23/2018 | Simon Osborne
    The elite sniper shot dead the terrorist chief with what senior defence sources said was a shot achieved at a range of more than 1,500m with a window of opportunity of just 15 seconds.Military insiders said the sniper was using a US-made McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle, which fires a huge .50 calibre round......The source said: “The bullet struck the ISIS commander in the back of the head and basically took off his face. He died instantly.”