Scottish wildlife reserve from the air, video


This video from Scotland says about itself:

19 September 2016

Take a bird’s-eye tour of RSPB Mersehead and immerse yourself in its unique and spectacular scenery. As you can see from our stunning footage, Mersehead is a reserve unlike any other

Racist firebombs Scottish mosque


Edinburgh Central Mosque

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Mosque arson was hate crime

Monday 19th September 2016

POLICE said yesterday they are treating an arson attack on Edinburgh Central Mosque as a hate crime.

It sustained minor fire damage to the door and a small bush in the garden after an object was thrown at the building, situated in Potterrow, at about 2.10am on Sunday.

The suspect is a white man in his early thirties, with very short hair and wearing a short-sleeved black top with a white emblem on the front with dark trousers.

Police believe he spoke to a group of women in George Square before the incident and are urging them to come forward, as well as anyone who drove past the mosque during the attack.

Chief Inspector Mark Rennie, local area commander, said: “This was a despicable and reckless act which we are treating as a hate crime.”

Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said: “Fortunately, no-one was injured as a result of this incident but the consequences could have been far worse had the fire taken hold and spread.”

Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) chairman Foysol Choudhury strongly condemned the crime as “an attack against our freedom of religion and expression.”

He said: “Edinburgh cannot tolerate any action that aims to spread hate and division within its society.

“ELREC would like to uphold Police Scotland’s request for everyone who has any information to contact them and wishes to offer support to anyone who feels more insecure after this attack.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555-111, where information can be given anonymously.

Beyoncé concert in Scotland, review


This video from Scotland says about itself:

7 July 2016

Beyoncé Dedicates “Freedom” Song & Sings Acapella at Formation Tour in Glasgow (VIDEO SNIPPETS).

The lyrics of the song are here.

By Zoe Streatfield in Scotland:

Queen Bey rules in breathtaking show of black power

Wednesday 13th July 2016

Beyonce
Hampden Park, Glasgow
5/5

FACE veiled, at the show’s opening Beyonce struts on stage accompanied by a troupe of dancers and unleashes a set of breathtakingly executed moves.

Such is her power that as she reveals her face during opener Formation, the mostly female audience scream at their first glimpse of Queen Bey.

It’s the first track to be released from her latest album, which effortlessly covers issues ranging from police shootings of black people in the US and the abandonment of the black working-class by the political elite to what it means to be a black woman.

Referencing the failure of the Bush administration to help the black community during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, over the PA black rapper and activist Messy Mya demands: “What happened at New Orleans?”

In the song Beyonce celebrates her own mixed-race heritage, challenges Eurocentric beauty standards and puts down the hate she has received over her decision not to submit to white standards of beauty when it comes to her toddler’s hair.

“I like my baby heir with baby hair and afros/I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils,” she declaims.

Later, in a direct tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, she holds a minute’s silence for the latest victims Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as the huge four-screen cube onstage is emblazoned with the names of other black people killed by the police.

As she delivers the Black Lives Matter anthem Freedom, her dancers do the iconic black power salute which caused so much controversy during her US Super Bowl performance last year.

It’s courageous of Beyonce to tackle such weighty issues and her commitment is such that she and her rapper husband Jay Z have donated $1.5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and unobtrusively bailed out activists arrested during the Ferguson and Baltimore protests.

But money and fame as the main indicator of success has been always been a theme throughout Beyonce’s career and it undermines the issues she raises when she sings about race relations while also singing about paparazzi, her Givenchy dresses and flying around in her chopper.

Hers seems to be a life so far removed from the lives she seeks to give voice to and I wonder why, after celebrating the achievements of the Black Lives Matter movement, she delivers lyrics like: “I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making” and “Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.”

I’d like to think that she’s singing about the Morning Star but she’s probably singing about money.

Donald Trump gets swastika golf balls in Scotland


Swastika golf balls prankster removed by Donald Trump's bodyguards

By Lee Moran today:

Donald Trump is not getting the warm Scottish welcome he was hoping for.

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee arrived in Scotland on Friday to officially open his new Trump Turnberry golf resort. Protesters greeted him with golf balls emblazoned with Swastikas, a symbol of Nazi Germany, at the opening of the course. …

Dozens of Twitter users branded Trump a “moron,” “weapons-grade plum” and “idiot” — including British pop star Lily Allen, TV presenter Sue Perkins and comedian Peter Serafinowicz.

From the Daily Mirror in Britain today:

Donald Trump‘s fury at Brit prankster hijacking his speech with Nazi golf balls in Scotland

12:02, 24 Jun 2016

Updated 13:49, 24 Jun 2016

By Gemma Mullin

The US presidential candidate was about to take to the podium at his Turnberry resort when the comedian Lee Nelson began giving out balls to the crowd

Donald Trump was left unimpressed when a British prankster hijacked his speech with Nazi golf balls at the re-opening of the billionaire’s golf resort.

The US presidential candidate was about to take to the podium at his Turnberry resort when comedian Lee Nelson interrupted and began giving out balls to the crowd.

Trump could be heard telling his security guards “get him out” as Nelson, real name Simon Brodkin, began speaking to the gathered members of the press.

Nelson, who appears to be wearing the Turnberry uniform, could be heard jokingly saying: “The new balls are available from the clubhouse as part of a new Trump Turnberry range.

“I forgot to hand them out before, I’m very sorry Mr Trump, and thank you, I apologise.”

As he was being dragged away, he told the crowd: “If you want you can hand them out, they are available as part of the new Trump range.”

A heap of red swastika golf balls could be seen lying on the floor in front of the billionaire after Nelson was removed. …

Earlier this year Nelson, who also uses the stage name Jason Bent, took the mickey out of the VW emissions scandal at high profile car launch.

Dressed in a VW mechanic’s jumpsuit, he jumped up on stage as the new car was unveiled and – in a German accent – said: “No one’s going to find out about this one”.

In July last year he famously ran up to Blatter during a FIFA press conference and handed him a wad of fake dollar bills.

He then threw more money into the air above the 79-year-old and said: “Sepp, this is for North Korea in 2026.”

Security, who were slow to react, eventually hauled Brodkin off stage, at which point he added: “Cheers, Sepp – it’s all there.”

Scottish people’s anti-Trump racism solidarity


Mexican flag at border of Trump's Scottish golf course

Simon Usborne in Britain commented on Twitter about this photo:

Someone has raised the Mexican flag on the border of Trump’s wildly unpopular golf course near Aberdeen: 8:39 AM – 21 June 2016

By Lee Moran:

People Are Trolling Donald Trump’s Golf Course In Scotland

A Mexican flag has been hoisted nearby, just in time for his upcoming visit.

06/21/2016 08:23 am ET

A Mexican flag is flying high close to one of Donald Trump’s golf courses in Scotland.

The tricolor was hoisted on land next to Trump International Golf Links, near Aberdeen, on Sunday — just days before the presumptive GOP nominee is due to visit.

The individuals behind the stunt, which was widely reported to be in protest of Trump’s racist comments against Mexicans, were initially a mystery.

But it has now emerged that local residents, who have been engaged in a yearslong land battle with the billionaire businessman, are responsible.

The point of the flag is to show solidarity with the Mexicans and every other group that Trump has decried, derided, insulted and tried to marginalize,” David Milne told BuzzFeed News.

“We wanted to point out that while he seems to think he can say what he likes in one place and not hear about it elsewhere, he is wrong,” he added.

Trump has described the North Sea golfing resort, which opened in 2012, as “spectacular” and as having “the greatest links course in the world.” However, not everyone has been so thrilled by it. According to the Daily Record, the billionaire overpromised on the development and jobs the project would bring to the area.

Trump touches down in Britain on Friday to officially open the Trump Turnberry resort in Ayrshire, which he bought for a reported price of about $51 million in 2014 and has since been renovating. He is then scheduled to fly to Aberdeen to visit the Links, which may or may not still be bordered by the flag.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

This video is the 2012 film You’ve Been Trumped, about Trump’s golf course in Scotland.

Donald Trump’s New Evangelical Adviser Was Sure God Had Chosen Ted Cruz To Be President: here.

Donald Trump fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, on Monday, in a shake-up that saw his closest political aide marched out of Trump Tower by armed security guards. Lewandowski’s sudden departure was widely portrayed in the American media as a sign of severe crisis in a campaign which faces declining poll numbers and the drying up of financial support: here.

Donald Rumsfeld Endorses Trump, A Man Who Once Called Him A ‘Disaster’: here.