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June 28, 2016

Wee Ginger Dug

Does anyone have any idea yet of what’s going to happen to the country over the coming weeks, even the coming days? Because the British government and the official opposition sure as hell don’t. They’re more concerned about their own parties and their own careers than they are about Britain’s impending flouncing off from the EU, Scotland becoming independent, the Northern Irish peace process being sacrificed on the altar of Tory selfishness, or an economy that’s as threatened with extinction as the rhinoceros. It’s easier for them that way. When you’re facing with a catastrophe of unthinkable proportions, it’s a lot easier to argue about the colour of the wallpaper in the Cabinet meeting room than to try and wrap your wee heid around the enormity of the flustercluck that you’re responsible for.

Vote Leave wiped out the hopes of a generation, wiped out the United Kingdom as a union…

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Crimea – The Way Home (excerpt)

June 23, 2016

Against the Grain


The Ukrainian armed coup was organized from Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in an interview for a new documentary aired Sunday. The Americans tried to hide behind the Europeans, but Moscow saw through the trick, he added.

“The trick of the situation was that outwardly the [Ukrainian] opposition was supported mostly by the Europeans. But we knew for sure that the real masterminds were our American friends,”Putin said in a documentary, ‘Crimea – The Way Home,’ aired by Rossiya 1 news channel.

“They helped training the nationalists, their armed groups, in Western Ukraine, in Poland and to some extent in Lithuania,” he added. “They facilitated the armed coup.”

The West spared no effort to prevent Crimea’s reunification with Russia, “by any means, in any format and under any scheme,” he noted.

He also accused the beneficiaries of the coup of planning an assassination of then-President Viktor Yanukovich. Russia was…

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Why our state housing stock is being sold off while thousands of Kiwis are homeless

June 20, 2016

Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

The Prime Minister John Key announced earlier this year that he intended to sell off  1000 to 2000 of NZ’s state houses. Large numbers of these homes were built by the first Labour government in 1935 and as of 2013 the stock numbered 69,000. That era had marked the birth of our welfare state and the tenants of the first house that was finished and let in 1937, paid just one third of their income in rent. Fifty years later we had the Labour government promising to remain involved in NZ’s housing market, then with the event of  Rogernomics and Roger Douglas’s neo liberal economic policies (the new economic ‘experiment’ that benefited those at the top of the capitalist pyramid and launched the ever increasing gap between rich and poor) rents were raised to market rates. Tenants could then apply for a government subsidy called an accommodation benefit,  effectively subsidizing…

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Friday Artsy Tweeter: Domina Victoria Rage

June 14, 2016

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You think you’ve seen it all when it comes to Sex? You have no idea. This lady puts even Hugh Hefner to shame. Domina Victoria Rage, a professional Dominatrix and BDSM Blogger shows her visitors a different side to sex; one that is adventurous, caters to fantasies, and taking control over your sexuality. Ms. Rage, who runs her company in Seattle, has been stirring up huge buzz and the Artsy Fartsy Show wanted an inside scoop on her profession, artwork, where it all started, and a look into the world of Dominatrix.

Each week, we look at our Twitter followers to see which one is stirring up the most interests, who is working on something creative, unique, and different, and someone who just essentially stands out. Domina Victoria Rage is the FIRST Twitter follower in our blog interviewing series. Take a look at our conversation with Ms.Dominatrix herself:

What do…

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Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name

June 3, 2016

To Inform is to Influence

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine, in a break with tradition that is certain to rile Moscow, is ditching the Soviet name for World War Two and aims to adopt the poppy, a mainly British wartime symbol, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

The moves, signaled by Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Wednesday, marked an attempt by Kiev to distance itself from Moscow’s Soviet-style celebrations, planned for May 9, as the conflict with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine drags on.

In another break with the Soviet past, Kiev will align its calendar with that of its European allies by adding for the first time May 8 – known in the West as Victory in Europe Day – as a national holiday.

A decree signed by President Petro Poroshenko fixed May 8 as a day for reconciliation…

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Alleged Ancestry of William Brinton of Staffordshire

May 22, 2016

Integrated Genealogy - Ongoing Research

A few searches on Google return several theories on the ancestry of William Brinton. Without heavy digging, though, it is hard to determine who is correct. I suppose, at a certain point in genealogy research, it’s all a bunch of guesses anyway. The genealogy presented on the Brinton Family: The Brinton & Bagley Families site traces William’s ancestry back much further than this page.

At this moment, I’m going with the following source (and I’m using the spellings therein):

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 37 – Publication Fund of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1913

Generation I

John Brinton b. circa 1490-1500; d. about 1560

Generation II

Thomas Brinton, buried at Sedgeley (Sedgley) Church before 20 October 1612

Generation III

Thomas Brinton baptized at Sedgeley May 31, 1562[1]; buried May 14, 1650[2]
m. September 25, 1605 to Ellin Mason, daughter of Thomas Mason and Elizabeth…

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Democratic Convention Hosted by Republican Donors, Anti-Obamacare Lobbyists

May 12, 2016

The membership of the convention’s “Host Committee” makes a mockery of the Democratic Party’s 2012 pledge to “curb the influence of lobbyists and special interests.”

Source: Democratic Convention Hosted by Republican Donors, Anti-Obamacare Lobbyists

Cameron Tells Queen About Fantastically Corrupt Countries. Forgets To Mention New Zealand! | Aotearoa: A Wider Perspective

May 12, 2016

Here is a little video where Cameron tells the queen about how fantastically corrupt Nigeria and Afghanistan are. He forgot to mention the City of London and New Zealand among others. Did I mention…

Source: Cameron Tells Queen About Fantastically Corrupt Countries. Forgets To Mention New Zealand! | Aotearoa: A Wider Perspective

Fast Food CEO Threatens To Fire Everyone If A Democrat Wins The Presidency

May 11, 2016

Source: Fast Food CEO Threatens To Fire Everyone If A Democrat Wins The Presidency

Voting Trump could mean USA out of UN & NATO and who knows, perhaps no more wars for israel

May 9, 2016

Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

VOTE for Forrest Trump, give the world a break, USA out of UN and NATO

Trump considering removing the USA from the UN

 

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Dump the UN, dump NATO, pull all troops back home to protect the homeland, fortress America! Let the other countries come begging to us on our terms if they want assistance.

The Economist

Donald Trump says he’d consider withdrawing America from the UN

Mr Trump would be even less indulgent towards America’s multilateral obligations. Asked whether, on the basis of his coruscating criticisms of the United Nations, which he called fat, sloppy and inactive, he would consider withdrawing America from that organisation, he says: “You always have to be prepared to walk or you can never get anything done. And that means walking from countries, in terms of defence, it means walking.”

No one could be more appalled by Mr Trump’s success than the…

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