Scottish independence: Holyrood to debate referendum call – BBC News

March 21, 2017

… irresponsible” for Ms Sturgeon to trigger a campaign “while still hiding the facts on independence, such as the currency, EU membership and the price tag it would entail.” Her party’s amendment to the Scottish government motion calls on the parliament to reject the proposal for a referendum before April 2019. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, who backs a federal solution for the UK, said the country did not need a repeat of the “divisions” of 2014, and …

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Chuck Berry didn’t just cross barriers — he obliterated them

March 19, 2017

… sensibility were just as deeply rooted in the predominantly white traditions of country blues and western swing. Though it was de rigueur in Jim Crow’s waning days for white artists to “cover” African-American artists’ hits, “Maybellene” crossed so many barriers that it all but obliterated them — or, anyway, made them less imposing. How, exactly, could anybody “cover” this? It was too big to cover; big enough, even in its …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… the importance of Enlightenment. Oh, the Enlightenment, that sacred word! The idea that destroying Islam from the face of the earth was a necessary condition of our liberation was almost laughable. Gradually, I was realizing how coming from a Muslim country was equal in this land to having the potential to become a barbarian. Kaya at a cafe in Amsterdam in 2004. Politics is theater, and whilst talking about books in Britain, I had almost missed the biggest play on offer, I realized as …

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SNP conference: Scotland at ‘hugely important crossroads’ – BBC News

March 17, 2017

He accused the Conservative government of being “committed to cuts and ignoring Scotland’s voice”. And he contrasted that to what he said was “the inclusive approach of the SNP working every day to build a better country”. The conference comes less than two months before the Scottish council elections. Related Topics Conservative Party Scotland Brexit SNP (Scottish National Party) Nicola Sturgeon Theresa May Brexit More From this publisher : HERE …

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Tiny Seal Looks Like Hes Been Beached, But Hes Actually Having The Time Of His Life

March 14, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for winter to be over. All the fun of the holidays came and went, and now we’re stuck in the second half of the season with all the cold weather but none of the family-filled holidays to celebrate. While some people in different parts of the country are experiencing sunshine, we on the East Coast are having erratic temperature changes below-freezing mornings give way to hopeful high temperatures, which then turn to blizzards. And don’t …

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Experts Beg Everyone To Check Their Gardens For Tiny Eggs Before They Prune This Spring

March 14, 2017

… folks are balanced out by the many open-hearted citizens of the world who want to protect Mother Earth! Chief among these hardy souls? The good folks at theU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They protect the ecology of our country every day, and this spring is no exception. Springtime is when many animals reproduce, including fragile and delicate creatures such as hummingbirds. With that in mind, the USFWA is here to warn everyone about what to do and what not to do if they stumble on a …

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11 Midwestern Terms And Sayings That Everyone Else Will Wish Theyd Grown Up Using

March 11, 2017

… vocabulary? Did we miss any important Midwest slang? Let us know in the comments! Please SHARE with your family and friends on Facebook to see if they know any of these common terms. [H/T: The Daily Meal] 1. Bubbler Flickr / Josh To Midwesterners, “bubbler” means water fountain. Now, if you ask me, that is way, way more fun! Where did the rest of the country go wrong? 2. Holler Tail Flickr / Jessica Spengler No, “sweeper” does not …

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