Friday, June 24, 2016

What's Not To Like?

From the Daily Mail:

Earlier this month, senior Tory Cabinet ministers published six pieces of legislation they hoped to pass to restore Britain's border controls and end the supremacy of EU law following a Brexit. 

Michael Gove, Chris Grayling and Boris Johnson set out what is effectively a manifesto for a 'government in waiting'. They pledged that the new laws would be in place by the next General Election in 2020.

Finance Bill: This would abolish the 5 per cent rate of VAT on household energy bills. Paid for by savings from the UK’s contributions to the EU budget. 

National Health Service (Funding Target) Bill: Requirement that by the next general election, the NHS receives a £100 million per week real-terms cash transfusion on top of current plans. Paid for by savings from the UK’s contributions to EU budget. 

Asylum and Immigration Control Bill: Ends the automatic right of all EU citizens to enter the UK by the next election. Criminals refused entry and a ‘non-discriminatory’ Australian points-based system, based on skills, introduced for those wishing to enter from inside and outside the EU. 

European Union Law (Emergency Provisions) Bill: This would end the European Court of Justice’s control over national security, allow ministers to remove EU citizens whose presence is not conducive to the public good – including terrorists and serious criminals – and end the growing use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to overrule UK law. 

Free Trade Bill: The UK would leave the EU’s ‘common commercial policy’. That would restore the UK Government’s power to set its own trade policy. UK would take back seat on the World Trade Organization. 

European Communities Act 1972 (Repeal) Bill: Ensures the European Communities Act 1972 – the legal basis for supremacy of EU law – is repealed. EU Treaties will cease to form part of UK law and European Court’s jurisdiction will end. UK would cease to contribute to the EU budget. EU law to be transferred into domestic law with Parliament choosing what to keep, remove or amend.

(Emphasis mine.)

I wonder how many people in the "Remain" camp realised exactly how much British sovereignty was ceded to the Union.

Okay, who wants to start the UN exodus...anyone?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hell, Yes!

Oy, can't hardly believe it.  So happy.  Go Britain Go.  Let's bring back the British eccentricity and uniqueness as shown in these videos.  Brilliant stuff.

Land of Hope and Glory (which will actually mean something now, after 40 odd years of "Common Market" crap.)

Rule Brittania (Yes!)

And my personal favourite, Jerusalem:

Can't resist one more:

I Vow To Thee My Country

Good on ya, Brits!

All Eyes Are Upon You

Today our British cousins will vote on whether they will stand as Free Men or be forever the slaves of the globalist EU puppeteers. Stand strong cousins!

Trump Mauls Hillary

This is a fantastic speech. Absolutely fantastic.  Even if you despise Trump, I hope you'll take 41 minutes to listen to this.

H/T: Rush Limbaugh

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bill Whittle: Guns, Islam and Orlando

This is graphic. NSFW or kids.

A Day in Pompeii

This is amazing. You'll want to watch it full screen.

H/T: Realm of History

The Banks of the Tollense

There is a lot of conjecture associated with this article, but I found it fascinating.

About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can’t be found in any history books—the written word didn’t become common in these parts for another 2000 years—but this was no skirmish between local clans. Thousands of warriors came together in a brutal struggle, perhaps fought on a single day, using weapons crafted from wood, flint, and bronze, a metal that was then the height of military technology. 

Struggling to find solid footing on the banks of the Tollense River, a narrow ribbon of water that flows through the marshes of northern Germany toward the Baltic Sea, the armies fought hand-to-hand, maiming and killing with war clubs, spears, swords, and knives. Bronze- and flint-tipped arrows were loosed at close range, piercing skulls and lodging deep into the bones of young men. Horses belonging to high-ranking warriors crumpled into the muck, fatally speared. Not everyone stood their ground in the melee: Some warriors broke and ran, and were struck down from behind.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Unbelievable Tale

This is one of the weirdest stories I've ever read. It has intrigue, lies, cover-ups, cold war shenanigans, academic idiocy, ties across the globe, lots of sex (of the "use the whole chicken" not just the feather variety), and a writer who gnaws at the facts like a dog with a bone. Truly weird.
 ON a humid afternoon this past November, I pulled off Interstate 75 into a stretch of Florida pine forest tangled with runaway vines. My GPS was homing in on the house of a man I thought might hold the master key to one of the strangest scholarly mysteries in recent decades: a 1,300-year-old scrap of papyrus that bore the phrase “Jesus said to them, My wife.” The fragment, written in the ancient language of Coptic, had set off shock waves when an eminent Harvard historian of early Christianity, Karen L. King, presented it in September 2012 at a conference in Rome. 
Never before had an ancient manuscript alluded to Jesus’s being married. The papyrus’s lines were incomplete, but they seemed to describe a dialogue between Jesus and the apostles over whether his “wife”—possibly Mary Magdalene—was “worthy” of discipleship. Its main point, King argued, was that “women who are wives and mothers can be Jesus’s disciples.” She thought the passage likely figured into ancient debates over whether “marriage or celibacy [was] the ideal mode of Christian life” and, ultimately, whether a person could be both sexual and holy.

It's pretty long, but I found it intriguing and baffling all at the same time. And strange. Did I mention it was strange?