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Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh {Happy ST Andrews Day} :)

http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/st-andrews-day


{Googles St andrews day}

"With over 50 million people around the globe claiming Scottish descent, {Also open to non-Scots descent} not to mention current Scottish nationals currently living and working abroad, it's little wonder that St. Andrew's Day celebrations extend beyond Scotland's borders.

This year, there are some fantastic events taking place all around the world celebrating Scottish heritage and traditions. Here are just a few of them:"

Events in the US

30 November - 1 December 2012

A celebration of St. Andrew as part of the 42nd annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend - Alexandria, VA


30 November 2012

St. Andrew's Dinner, The Scottish Club of Tulsa - Oklahoma City, OK


30 November 2012

St. Andrew's Day Tea, The Memphis Scottish Society - Memphis, TN


30 November 2012

AGM & St. Andrew's Day Celebration, New York Caledonian Club - New York


30 November 2012

St. Andrew's Day Gathering, St. Andrew's Society of Maine - Falmouth, ME


30 November 2012

St. Andrew's Day Dinner, St. Andrew's Society of Los Angeles - North Hollywood, CA


30 November 2012

Texas Day of Scots, Scottish Society of San Antonio - San Antonia, TX


30 November 2012

St. Andrew's Day Celebration, St. Andrew's Society of Boston - Troy, MI


1 December 2012

St. Andrew's Ball & Dinner, The Thistle & Ghillies Scottish Country Dancers - Boise, ID


1 December 2012

St. Andrew's Day Dinner, Caledonian Society of Alabama - Pelham, Alabama


1 December 2012

Feast of the Haggis, St Andrew’s Society of Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay


1 December 2012

St. Andrew's Banquet and Ball, St. Andrew's Society of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA


2 December 2012

St. Andrew's Luncheon, Scottish Heritage Society – Rochester

More details found here:
http://www.scotland.org/features/st-andrews-day-events-around-the-world/
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:51 AM (44 replies)

Former Labour Minister Lord Gilbert made the plea to drop neutron bombs on Pakistan and Afghans

It might have seemed likely that when former Labour Minister Lord Gilbert, made the plea to drop neutron bombs on the Pakistan and Afghanistan border, he had been caught by a hidden camera or microphone. However, the remarks were made during a debate in the House of Lords last Thursday (22nd November 2012).

"Your Lordships may say that this is impractical, but nobody lives up in the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan except for a few goats and a handful of people herding them.

If you told them that some ERRB warheads were going to be dropped there and that it would be a very unpleasant place to go, they would not go there. You would greatly reduce your problem of protecting those borders from infiltration from one side or another.

These things are not talked about, but they should be, because there are great possibilities for deterrence in using the weapons that we already have in that respect."

The news has been largely ignored by the main stream media in the UK but it has been making headlines around the world.

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Not surprised. Quick search of the BBC found nothing.
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:24 AM (18 replies)

Never give up



Couldn't figure out how to embed the video. Plz view it in the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=392728530802963

Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:47 PM (7 replies)

Catalonia seeks secession from Spain



Apart from the piece childishly referring to independence as separatism. Due to the negative fact that the opposite word for independence is dependence. Nor that its Spanish nationalism Vs the other. Personally I believe its the right of ALL people to deter their own future.
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:59 AM (0 replies)

I believe congratulations is in order

Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:02 AM (0 replies)

Twenty current BBC staff facing internal allegations of sexual misconduct following Jimmy Savile

revelations.


Twenty current BBC staff are facing internal allegations of sexual misconduct following the Jimmy Savile revelations, the corporation said today.

The BBC, Savile’s estate and five other institutions including Stoke Mandeville hospital have also been informed that they face legal action from 43 victims seeking damages for alleged sexual abuse.

The claimants include a woman who was eight years when she claimed that she was molested by Savile when she was recovering from surgery at Stoke Mandeville.

Slater and Gordon, which is acting for 36 people who were aged from eight to 23 when they were abused, has sent letters before action to the BBC, Leeds General Infirmary, Stoke Mandeville and Broadmoor hospitals, and the executors of Savile’s estate....

Read on
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/twenty-current-bbc-staff-facing-internal-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct-following-jimmy-savile-revelations-8282829.html
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:07 AM (0 replies)

The Kayapo are being driven from their homes for the Belo Monte Dam.



Wonder if anyone cares?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilma_Rousseff#Controversy

*upon posting this I wanted to get the date of this* I can't see the date that this picture was taken but

I believe the fight is still on going.

http://amazonwatch.org/news/2012/1018-no-dam-could-take-that-from-us

Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:51 AM (7 replies)

Jimmy Savile: New victims say ‘organised’ paedophile ring operated at BBC

//New victims of Jimmy Savile have gone to the police with complaints about a “very organised” paedophile ring operating at the BBC, it emerged today.

The allegations relate to the DJ and several of his associates working at the corporation about 40 years ago.

The victims say they were abused by the entertainer as well as other BBC staff who were not famous TV faces.//

//The fresh details on the alleged BBC paedophile ring came as it was revealed nine serving employees are under investigation for “serious allegations” of “sexual harassment, assault or inappropriate conduct” as the fallout from the Savile scandal continues.

The individuals are either staff members or contributors accused of sexual misconduct from as early as the Seventies up until recently. Some are being investigated by police. Others have been reported to BBC management. The BBC refused to say if any of the employees have been suspended.

Meanwhile, Newsnight editor Peter Rippon — who shelved a film detailing Savile’s abuse — faced fresh criticism after an email emerged claiming he played down the story because “it was 40 years ago” and the girls were not “too young”.

In the email sent last December, Newsnight reporter Liz MacKean wrote: “Having commissioned the story, Peter Rippon keeps saying he’s lukewarm about it and is trying to kill it by making impossible editorial demands.” She reportedly claimed: “When we rebut his points, he resorts to saying, well, it was 40 years ago ... the girls were teenagers, not too young ... they weren’t the worst kind of sexual offences etc.”//

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/jimmy-savile-new-victims-say-organised-paedophile-ring-operated-at-bbc-8224562.html

Hope that they catch them all. Also hope the BBC isn't allowed to only have a internal investigation in to these matters.
Posted by MichaelMcGuire | Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:15 PM (12 replies)
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