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  • Free money won out over freedom in Scottish Independence vote
    Free money won out over freedom in Scottish Independence vote
    On Sept. 18, Scotland opened the polls to see if their citizens wanted independence after 307 years of being under British sovereignty. And going into the day of the referendum vote, the polls showed a virtual toss up between the Yes's ...
  • Scottish independence could cause serious blows to British economy and banks
    Scottish independence could cause serious blows to British economy and banks
    On Sept. 18, the nation of Scotland is voting for its independence from Great Britain 307 years after it was consolidated into the British empire after a financial crisis during the 18th century. And while the media blitzes for and against...
  • Britain fully preparing for the Yuan to be the next global reserve currency
    Britain fully preparing for the Yuan to be the next global reserve currency
    Since the United States currently controls the de facto global reserve currency for now because of its agreements with the Middle East to have oil sales done only in dollars, it is very interesting to see a Western bank suddenly rush to become the...
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    Britishisms for dummies: Part 2
    Cor blimey! It would seem that the Brits have a never ending supply of strange, eccentric, downright weird sayings and phrases that have left foreign peers scratching their heads in bemused confusion! The lingo can be quite useful at times,...
  • Sam Taylor-Johnson's home raided: "Fifty Shades of Grey" director had M16 assault rifle in her window and neighbor calls police!
    Sam Taylor-Johnson raided for machine gun: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director's gun
    “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Johnson’s home was raided by police after a neighbor spotted an assault rifle aimed out the window of her home. Sam and her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson were not at home when the house was...
  • Pilot's artificial arm falls off during landing, making for a bumpy ending to a flight.
    Pilot artificial arm detaches during landing: Plane comes down hard with bounce
    When a pilot’s artificial arm detached while he was attempting to land the plane, the passengers and crew on the Flybe flight from Birmingham were in for a bumpy landing. The plane came down on the runway with a bounce and then it...
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    British 'Jihottie' faces charges; hid terrorist cash in skivvies
    The cash was discovered "further hidden inside her body."As reported by The Rakyat Post (of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on July 9, 2014, and by both The Arab Times (Kuwait edition) andThe Evening Standard (of London, United Kingdom) on July...
  • Union Jack
    Britishisms for dummies!
    As a Brit living in the USA, it can be quite a challenge when trying to purvey meanings of phrases and words to Americans, often with hilarious misunderstandings. British regional sayings can also have us fellow Brits scratching our heads in...
  • Duxford Air Museum
    Flying through history in Cambridgeshire
    By David Stewart WhiteIn World War II this corner of England was a beehive of military aviation. Dozens of airfields dotted the generally flat countryside near Cambridge, home to British, American and other Allied fliers. Only echoes remain. The...
  • Plymouth Hoe
    A visit to Plymouth – Britain’s Ocean City
    PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND – It’s quite a distance from London to Plymouth, but a visit to “Britain’s Ocean City” is well worth the journey. Located as it is, between the waters of the English Channel and the mysterious lands...
  • London taxi strike looms
    London taxi strike looms
    By David Stewart WhiteDrivers of London's iconic black taxis plan to stage a disruptive strike on June 11. The dispute pits traditional cabbies against less-regulated operators using Uberand similar ride hailing computer apps. The protest is...
  • British Islamists' Selfie
    British allegedly most violent and brutal Islamists in Syria
    British Islamistsare the largest group of foreign fighters in Syria helping al-Qaida and other terrorist groups to battle the Syrian military and helping to overthrow thebrutal and oppressive regime of President Bashir al-Assad. They arealso...
  • Quintessential London
    Spring in London
    LONDON, ENGLAND – It’s always nice to spend time in London, even if, as was the case on this occasion, the weather is traditionally British (that is, awful). To be fair, the weather was only awful on one of the two full days I spent in...
  • The Morton Hotel
    The Morton Hotel – an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of London
    As you step through the front door of the Morton Hotel and the buzz of the street fades, a feeling of tranquility greets you. So does a waiting elevator, which will take you down to the elegant library, hub of the hotel, and location of the...
  • Britain's Dragonflies - A field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Britain and Ireland by Dave Smallshire & Andy Swash
    A delight for British Dragonfly enthusiasts
    So,does that mean it's a delight for British people who love Dragonflies, or for those of us who are fans of British Dragonflies?OK, you're way ahead of me.It's both.And more.It's a delight for anyone interested in these flying...