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Watch the magnificent Vulcan Bomber’s last pass at Southport Airshow in 2015.
The Rolls Royce Bristol Olympus 202 engines howl into full power and she roars into a near vertical climb and does a full upside roll at the top….and amazing display – partly because she is over the sea and can push the envelope!
Named after the blacksmith of the Greek gods, the Vulcan was surely one of Britain’s most iconic aircraft…..
To fight school shootings, Utah allows teachers to carry a gun at school – and many are choosing to arm themselves and are taking combat shooting courses as preparation.
Ryan Ferree, 33, is a keen shooter. If he could, he would shoot until the 160-decibel sound of a gunshot didn’t faze him. He would shoot so often that he wouldn’t freeze up if he had to aim at somebody he knew.
Ferree wasn’t always interested in guns. He got his concealed-carry permit in March, after becoming a teacher. Three months later, in June, he’s taking a local combat shooting course offered to teachers in St George, Utah.
Utah is one of 14 US states where teachers can carry a gun at school. Following the shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida, Rowdy’s Range started offering the class – which normally costs almost $800 – free of charge to teachers.
One of the course instructors, Brett Pruitt, 38, believes that teachers have the right to be armed if they choose: “We give our children to educators for four to six hours a day and trust them with their safety. My personal opinion is we should give them the means to [keep those children safe].”
School principals aren’t allowed to ask teachers whether they carry a weapon on premises, so there’s no official figure on how many do, but gun rights groups guess it’s around 1%. In March, classes were often fully booked, but when I visit, five people turn up in total across two separate 12-person classes.
Regardless, range owner Rowdy Reeve, 41, sees it as his responsibility to provide the course: “If teachers are going to take a weapon into school, they should be trained to use one,” he says.
Ferree decided he wanted to carry after his first lockdown drill. The drills are designed to prepare teachers and students for an active shooter situation; the students hide in blind spots in their classrooms while someone pretends to force entry. A former military man, Ferree didn’t like having to hide in the corner: “It makes me sick to think that if someone came in and tried to harm my kids, I’d be nothing more than a meat shield.”
He is one of the many teachers emboldened by President Trump’s proposition that highly trained teachers might be able to stop shootings in their schools. For Ferree, it’s all a matter of practice: “I didn’t know how to teach math before I tried it,” he says.
“Many a true word is spoken in jest,” goes the old English saying. And that is most definitely true in this oft-forgotten but all-to-true satire on pompous, head-in-the-sand liberals.
Erik the Viking was a 1989 British comedy written and directed by Terry Jones.
This wonderful clip hilariously sums up the lunacy of the liberals in the political and media elite as they continue to deny the obvious – that the entire West is sinking fast in a sea of demographic disaster and Islamist fanaticism.
The question is, how many people can now see the lifeboat?
The vote in Ireland to repeal the 8th Amendment left pro-life people, and specifically members of the Catholic Church around the world, stunned.
Ireland had long been a pro-life nation that valued its women and unborn children, but the referendum result paved the way for legislation to legalize abortion when it removed its Eighth Amendment protections for babies before birth
Joining the rest of Europe, long suffering from demographic collapse, Ireland will soon begin the process of liquidating the future heirs of the Irish nation.
But even the Catholic church hierarchy is cracking down on dissident Priests that dare to speak out against the referendum result and the abortion enablers.
Father James E. Larkin is a priest in the archdiocese of Dublin, headed by Abp. Diarmuid Martin. Formerly of the parish of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Clonskeagh.
After the referendum, he asked the congregation to consider going to confession if they had voted ‘Yes’, but Larkin was unexpectedly reassigned last week to a chaplaincy with the Sisters of Loreto in Rathfarnham.
He is to have no public Masses and to have no contact with his old parish or parishioners.”
Sources say the backlash against Fr. Larkin’s pro-life advocacy is what led to the change in assignment. Fr. Larkin spoke against the results of Ireland’s abortion referendum, in which Irish voters in May voted to legalize abortion, rejecting the constitutional right to life of the unborn in Ireland’s Eighth Amendment.
Fr. Larkin warned that voting in favor of legalized child killing is a grave sin and that repentance and confession are needed for anyone who voted for abortion.
The Church, long the bedrock of Irish society, is turning its back on its faithful followers, and conforming to the liberal ideology that now has Ireland in its death grip. Its priests, the few that hold true to the old truths, are punished for upholding Church doctrine on one of the most contentious issues in the Western world: the right to life of the Unborn.
On the 18th July, 1920 a new monument was unveiled: Britain’s 750,000 war dead were commemorated with the unveiling of a new national monument in Whitehall, London – The Cenotaph.
The Cenotaph takes its name from the Greek words kenos and taphos meaning empty tomb.
Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the permanent structure was built from Portland stone by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, replacing Lutyens’ earlier wood-and-plaster cenotaph in the same location.
Our Glorious Dead – Gone, but Never Forgot. May they forever Rest in Peace.
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
As so often, the great English Catholic author, ideologue and poet G.K. Chesterton summed up vital wisdom in one simple sentence.
Think about it – for War is almost upon us!
With Donald Trump now under attack by every single media prostitute and military-industrial complex puppet-politician, part of the President’s fight back was this remarkable cable interview with Tucker Carlson.
Here it is, together with Tucker’s brilliant summary of the situation.
The corrupt elite are absolutely furious at Trump for defying their insanely dangerous (but extremely profitable) Russophobia. Their hatred is so rabid now that trump has literally put his life on the line by making a stand for peace with Vladimir Putin – the man who saved the Christians of the Middle East by blocking Obama’s Islamist regime change plot in Syria.
Watch these videos! Pass them on! And pray for America’s democratically elected President in his truly heroic defiance of some of the most evil forces on the Planet!
“I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, than to risk peace in pursuit of politics”. With one brilliant & brave sentence in Helsinki, Donald Trump has staked a very real claim to the title ‘world statesman’.
It is hard to think of a braver, or wiser, position or statement by any US President since John F Kennedy decided to defy the criminal elite running the (private) Federal Reserve by printing greenbacks to boost America’s money supply without borrowing ‘money’ created out of thin air from the banksters.
Now we will see every single journalist, media hack and politician on his back! Every single one who is a shill for the warmongering global elite and the corrupt military-industrial complex will crawl out of the woodwork to attack the President.
But the desire for world peace, and an understanding that to elect ‘Killary’ would be to vote for World War 3, was a key reason for Donald Trump’s election. Today, he signalled his intent to defy the political and media elites of the entire Western world in order to keep his promise to the American people.
THIS is the Donald Trump for whom they voted. THIS is the Donald Trump we campaigned to get elected. Congratulations, and God protect you, Mr President!