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  • On This Day in 1797 the French Invaded Wales - and the World Should Know What Happened Next

    02/22/2018 10:25:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2018 | David Williamson
    France is loaning the UK the Bayeux Tapestry. Would they appreciate our depiction of the Battle of Fishguard?It was on this day in 1797 that French troops landed near Fishguard in the last invasion of mainland Britain. We have our equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry in Fishguard which records the drama in glorious detail. French President Emmanuel Macron last month set off public relations fireworks with his pledge to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK. It was a diplomatic masterstroke, allowing the Gallic wunderkind to appear generous and magnanimous without making any rash promises about future Brexit deals. The...
  • Justin Trudeau Is Ridiculed By Indians: We Do Not Dress Like This Sir

    02/22/2018 10:22:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 6 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 22, 2018
    Justin Trudeau has been ridiculed on social media by Indians for his 'tacky' and over the top outfit choices while on his first visit to their nation as Prime Minister. While many praised his clothing during the first two days of his trip, patience was wearing thin by the time he attended a Bollywood gala on Tuesday night, before the tide turned against him on Wednesday. Ministers, authors, journalists and ordinary Indians lined up to mock him on Wednesday, saying his wardrobe was 'fake and annoying'.
  • Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay (truncated)

    02/22/2018 10:21:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 2 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/20/18 | Scott Daugherty
    Title: Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison. With his boat dead in the water, Justin Stahmer took to his radio in 2016 to broadcast a distress signal. But he didn’t say he was drunk and out of gas in the Chesapeake Bay. He didn’t say much of anything. Just “man overboard,” according to court documents. In response, the Coast Guard sent a 45-foot rescue boat, an 87-foot cutter and a Sikorsky HH-60 helicopter into the dark of night to search for an endangered boater who never...
  • The Lone Survivor of the 'Struma' (Today in History February 24, 1942)

    02/22/2018 9:55:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Spiegel ^ | May 23, 2013 | Marc Pitzke
    In 1942, a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea torpedoed and sank the Struma, a ship filled with almost 800 Jewish refugees headed from Romania to the Holy Land. David Stoliar, the lone survivor, agreed to share his story with SPIEGEL ONLINE. David Stoliar's neat house sits atop a hill on the edge of Bend, a small city in central Oregon. A few steps lead up to the front door. Stoliar's wife, Marda, opens, followed by a happy beagle. "Come in," she says cheerfully. "Come in." Her husband is waiting in the living room, surrounded by souvenirs and family photos....
  • Switzerland’s tough stance on migrants criticized by Amnesty International

    02/22/2018 9:25:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 February 2018 10:23 CET+01:00
    Switzerland has been taken to task by the human rights group Amnesty International for its tough treatment of asylum seekers and migrants. The country was violating international legal principles by returning migrants and asylum seekers with rejected asylum claims to countries where they are in danger of persecution, Amnesty said in its annual report published on Thursday. The human rights group cited the examples “of people with failed asylum claims or undocumented migrants” being sent back to countries including Sri Lanka, Turkey and Sudan where they were at risk of “serious human rights” violations. In its report into the state...
  • Sweden warns of 'certain foreign powers' meddling in the 2018 election

    02/22/2018 9:10:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 22 February 2018 14:48 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Sweden’s intelligence service has warned “foreign powers” could try to meddle in the country’s upcoming general election, singling out Russia in light of alleged interference in the last US vote. However, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo), which is responsible for tackling espionage and terrorism, said in its annual report that Sweden’s “robust” and “decentralized” electoral system was tough to influence. “It cannot be ruled out that certain foreign powers will take advantage of the Swedish election campaign to enhance conflicts in Swedish society and attempt to weaken the democratic system,” said Säpo head Anders Thornberg in the document, which was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter Damian, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    02/22/2018 9:03:20 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double IT IS THE FEAST of the austere reformer of the 11th century, Peter Damian, the precursor of the holy Pontiff Gregory the Seventh, that we are called upon to celebrate today. To him is due a share of that glorious regeneration which was effected at that troubled period when judgment had to begin at the House of God. The life he had led under the Monastic Rule had fitted him for the great contest. So zealously did he withstand the disorders and abuses of his times that we may attribute to him, at least in great measure,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday in Lenten Ember Week (Gueranger)

    02/22/2018 9:02:17 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple THE STATION is in the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles; it is one of the grandest of the Churches of Rome, and is enriched by the Bodies of the two Apostles, St. Philip and St. James the Less. COLLECT Esto, Domine, propitius plebi tuæ: et quam tibi facis esse devotam, benigno refove miseratus auxilio. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum. Amen. Be propitious, O Lord, to thy people and mercifully strengthen those by thy aid whom thou fillest with devotion to thee. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. EPISTLE LECTIO EZECHIELIS PROPHETÆ. LESSON from EZECHIEL the PROPHET. Cap....
  • Threatening tweet against Marco Rubio

    02/22/2018 8:57:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    "What's a good amount of bail money to bring to a CNN Town Hall where Marco Rubio will be speaking? Asking for a friend."
  • Feds Hid White-Collar Outsourcing Program From the Public, Says Judge

    02/22/2018 8:52:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 22 ,2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Federal officials excluded the public when they created a program to help U.S. companies hire hundreds of thousands of foreign graduates in place of American graduates, a D.C. Appeals Court judge said February 20. Law360.com reported the comment, which came during a hearing against the Optional Practical Training outsourcing program: The judge also challenged [Justice Department lawyer Scott] Stewart … that the latest tweak represented the first time the government actually opened its considerations of the program to public comment. “The public wasn’t involved” in earlier considerations on statutory authority for the program, Judge Edwards told Stewart. Federal law requires...
  • Liberal Freakout: Congress Blindsides Obama Administration With Formal Investigation

    02/22/2018 8:49:11 PM PST · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | February 21, 2018 | Benjamin Arie
    Barack Obama’s legacy was already on thin ice after many of his signature programs were dismantled during President Trump’s first year in office, and concerns over bias emerged within the Department of Justice. Now, another blow to the 44th president’s White House tenure has come to light. While the bias concerns at the DOJ continue, another scandal regarding impartiality is gaining momentum, but this time it’s within a federal agency called the Chemical Safety Board. A House investigative subcommittee is directing the EPA to investigate one of the officials Obama appointed while in office, after anti-lobbying laws were allegedly violated...
  • Care home hires pole dancers to keep elderly residents entertained

    02/22/2018 8:43:57 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 29 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 22 Feb 2018 Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/22/care-home-hires-pole-dancers-keep-el | Joe Roberts
    A care home has hired pole dancers to keep its elderly residents entertained. Pictures from the latest performance show residents watching the dancers acrobatically spin around a metal pole in sports bras and knickers. It’s been branded ‘inappropriate’ by local councillors, who said they were ‘staggered’ by the choice of entertainment. But bosses at Fairmile Grange home in Christchurch, Dorset, defended its decision to hire the dancers, the youngest being 10-years-old. Izzy Nicholls, operations and quality director for Encore Care Homes, which runs Fairmile Grange, said: ‘At Fairmile Grange, relatives and residents requested more modern-style activities.However, Councillor Peter Hall said...
  • 'Concrete risk' of mafia meddling in Italy election, ministers warn

    02/22/2018 8:38:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 February 2018 10:51 CET+01:00
    There is a risk of mafia interference in Italy’s upcoming general election, some of the country’s top politicians warned on Wednesday. Interior Minister Marco Minniti said it was a “fact” that there was “a concrete risk of the mafia conditioning the free vote”. “To say that the mafias are a threat to democracy does not seem irrational on the eve of an electoral competition,” Minniti said in a speech at the Italian Senate. He went on to say there had been “too much silence on these issues” in the election campaign so far, and that Italy faced a “double threat”...
  • All Hell Breaks Loose - German Bishops officially open up Holy Communion to Non-Catholics

    02/22/2018 8:33:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 22, 2018 | New Catholic
    The Francis Effect meeting the German Heresiarchy leads to an explosive decision of cataclysmic consequences. Naturally, this Rome will not reject this aberration. This Vatican will welcome it. This pontificate will rejoice in it. Report and translations from CNA/EWTN:
  • Painted glass bottle expected to fetch $1M at auction

    02/22/2018 8:26:19 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | By Chris Perez
    “The image of a bright blue sky punctuated with white and grey clouds is one of the most iconic in Magritte’s œuvre, often used as part of a paradoxical landscape or superimposed onto various shapes,” Sotheby’s writes in the bottle’s description. “A cloudy sky soon became one of the artist’s most iconic motifs,” the auction house added. “Magritte used this image on two bottles; the other one, dating from 1950 and titled La Courbure de l’univers, is now in The Menil Collection, Houston.”
  • Deputy who didn’t stop Florida shooting thinks he ‘did a good job’

    02/22/2018 8:25:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | 10:57pm | David K. Li
    The sheriff’s deputy who failed to engage the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School “believed he did a good job” because he called in the location of the massacre and gave a description of the shooter, a top union official said Thursday. School resource officer Scot Peterson, who resigned in disgrace from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, was “distraught” about shooting that killed 17 people — but believed he did his duty, according to the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association. “He believed he did a good job calling in the location, setting up the perimeter and...
  • Florida Dem vows to introduce assault weapons ban in Congress next week

    02/22/2018 8:22:30 PM PST · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) on Wednesday said he intends to introduce legislation next week to ban assault weapons. Ryan Schachter, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School whose brother was killed in last week’s shooting there, asked Deutch during a CNN town hall event what he would do to ensure he will be safe at school. “We’re going to introduce legislation to make sure that assault weapons are illegal in every part of this country,” Deutch said, prompting applause from the audience. Deutch was referring to legislation from Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) that has dozens of Democratic cosponsors. He...
  • Fla. District Faces Barrage of Legal Issues in Wake of School Massacre

    02/22/2018 8:18:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    Education Week ^ | February 22, 2018 | Mark Walsh
    The mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff members at a Florida high school thrusts the Broward County school system into a hornet's nest of legal issues including the complexities of a crime scene, the privacy of student records, and the threat of liability. And it's fueling what could become a national debate over the proper response by school and mental health professionals for those deemed at risk of violence. (Read more at the link)
  • 13,000 SEALED INDICTMENTS FOR PAST THREE MONTHS...WITH EVIDENCE THIS TIME...NEW CAMP BEING BUILT...

    02/22/2018 8:17:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Feb 19, 2018 | LIGHT~BEARER
    HERE'S THE CURRENT EVIDENCE THAT THERE ARE CURRENTLY OVER 13, 600 SEALED INDICTMENTS IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURTS FROM OCT.30TH 2017 THRU JANUARY 26TH 2018...NEW FACILITY THAT HOUSES 13,000 PRISONERS BEING BUILT AT GITMO...
  • Democracy v. Republic

    02/22/2018 8:09:29 PM PST · by huckfillary · 16 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | February 22, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    I've had it with pundits, politicians, and people who should know better that continuously refer to our country as a democracy. The latest such reference was by renowned political commentator Thomas Friedman, who has never been confused with an intelligent person. But he has lots of company among the chattering classes, and even more so from among our so-called educators. At every educational level, teachers, professors, administrators, and even the elite collegiate Boards-of-Directors erroneously refer to the United States as a democracy and, in general, display an overall ignorance of American history and its Founding principles. And unfortunately, our youth...