mahnmut: (Quaero togam pacem.)
I'm seriously starting to doubt if the UK would really do the Brexit thingy after all. They've started to have some big second thoughts pretty soon after the sobering phase after the vote.

Of course, that'd provide ample material for further shits'n'giggles at their expense.
mahnmut: (Quaero togam pacem.)
An opinion )
mahnmut: (An understanding has been reached.)
Britain pulls out spies as Russia, China crack Snowden files - report

Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in "hostile countries" after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Sunday Times reported.

Security service MI6, which operates overseas and is tasked with defending British interests, has removed agents from certain countries, the newspaper said, citing unnamed officials at the office of British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Home Office (interior ministry) and security services.
mahnmut: (Awuleth'umshini wami!)
Richard III’s DNA Shows Tudors May Have No Claim to the Throne

New research of Richard III’s body found under a parking lot calls into question England's most salacious royal dynasty.

Big deal. As if debauchery being part of Medieval aristocracy life was something new. And that dynasty is already gone, anyway. Tell me something new about the House of Windsor (apart from baby stories, that is).
mahnmut: (Super cool story bro!)
What are you dooiiiing! You weren't supposed to exhibit critical thinking!

Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God

Justin Welby tells BBC radio interviewer there are moments when he doubts – but he is certain about the existence of Jesus.

The archbishop of Canterbury has admitted to having doubts about the existence of God and disclosed that, on a recent morning jog with his dog, he questioned why the Almighty had failed to intervene to prevent an injustice.

...I hope the dog gave a proper answer, tho'.
mahnmut: (Wall-E loves yee!)
Secular triumph as government bans creationism from free schools and academies

Creationism cannot be taught as a valid scientific theory in any free school or academy, the [British] government has said.

The move, which came in a little noticed document last week, marks a significant victory for secular campaigners, who have long fought to ensure the freedom granted to free schools and academies does not allow religious ideas to be taught in science classes.

Et tu, UK?

Feb. 28th, 2014 01:34 pm
mahnmut: (We're doooomed.)
Yahoo webcam images intercepted and stored

A spokeswoman for Yahoo said the actions of the surveillance agencies represented "a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy".
mahnmut: (The Swallows have won!)
So, seems like this time the UK won't be the US's trusted puppy to trot around Amurka's leg and pee with glee whenever a bomb explodes somewhere above Damascus, bringing Freedomdom&Democracycy(TM) to that ancient Al-Qaeda-controlled land.

May the experts in mini-world-wars and grassroots-revolutions start the bomb-shitting spree on their own, then I'm sure they'll make a few heroic movies about what great liberators they were. Perhaps one would present a plausible rendition of the special op that took Assad out and tossed him to the bottom of the sea. After all, there are some Oscars waiting to be distributed for next year.
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