God Bless the Brits … Runners in Sunday’s London Marathon Show Support For the City of Boston, the Victims of the Bombing at the Boston Marathon
A special shout out to our friend across The Pond. God bless the Brits and their much appreciated remembrance and support honoring of the city of Boston, the victims of the Boston bombing and the Boston Marathon. The London Marathon took place Sunday without incident, thank God. As reported at the NY Times, 6 days and 3,300 miles from the bombings in Boston, the London Marathon was held Sunday, but it was obvious there was a connection between the two events as the people of London paid respect to those affected and the victims in the Boston marathon bombings. It is a blessing how sports can bring people and countries together. If the terrorists ever thought they would alter our lives and make us live in fear, they could never have been more wrong. You have only made us stronger.
A special shout out back to the Brits for the kindness and support you showed the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings
At the start of the race, the runner at the London Marathon paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon attack by observing a 30-second moment if silence before the elite men’s race and mass start. As one individual tweeted, over 37,000 runners and all of the spectators bowed their heads in collective absolute silence (see video here) as they paid respect to the victims and Boston. Simply breathtaking and respectful. The London Marathon officials also pledged to donate £2 for every finisher to The One Fund Boston, a charity set up to help victims of the Boston marathon bombings. By race end this will probably amount to about £70,000 – over $100,000, that will be raised.
London Marathon Pays respect to the Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings
Geoff Wightman, the event commentator, announced over loudspeakers before the half-minute silence:
“Marathon-running is a global sport. It unites runners and supporters on every continent in pursuit of a common challenge and in the spirit of friendship and fellowship.
“This week the world marathon family was shocked and saddened by the events at the Boston Marathon. In a few moments a whistle will sound and we will join together in silence to remember our friends and colleagues for whom a day of joy turned into a day of sadness.
“Let us now show our respect and support for the victims of the tragedy in Boston.”
Our favorite for obvious reasons … fellow UK Monkeys telling terrorist exactly what they can do
More from Buzz Feed, many of the runners in the London Marathon dedicated their race to the victims of the Boston bombing attack and showed that they were “British Strong” in coming out for the London Marathon and do our bit and show a bit of solidarity and also show that we’re not going to cower with fear to terrorism.
A number of athletes dedicated their races to those affected by the Boston attack. American wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden was in her hotel room after winning the women’s race when the two bombs went off on the finish line.
“I’ll be carrying them in my heart as I am running through the course in London,” she said. “It’s important as an elite runner with a disability to be a role model for those who are newly injured and it’s important for me to be an advocate for those. I’ve lived with many challenges in my life, every single day and so I know something of what it’s like.”
Another competitor was former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss, who said he wanted to represent the people of Boston and prove that “terrorism doesn’t work”. He told the BBC:
“It’s a horrendous tragedy and I think this is an opportunity for all of us that are involved in the London Marathon to come out and do our bit and show a bit of solidarity and also show that we’re not going to cower with fear.”
Sad and breaking news from across The Pond … Margaret Thatcher has passed away following a stoke. The iconic, longest serving and most influential British Prime Minister of post WWII history has passed.
Baroness Thatcher has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell has announced.
Lord Bell said: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.
From the UK Telegraph: She will go down in history not only as Britain’s first female prime minister, but as the woman who transformed Britain’s economy in addition to being a formidable rival on the international stage.
THE IRON LADY: 1925-2013
Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady,” the former UK Prime Minister and the first and only British female Prime Minister, has passed away at the age of 87. Margaret Thatcher served as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party in England. The United States knew no better friend and ally than the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The Iron Lady along with US President Ronald Reagan helped end Soviet communism and helped bring down the “Iron Curtain”. She certainly put the “Great” back into Great Britain after years of floundering socialism.
Thatcher won the nation’s top job only six years after declaring in a television interview, “I don’t think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.”
During her time at the helm of the British government, she emphasized moral absolutism, nationalism, and the rights of the individual versus that of the state — famously declaring, “There is no such thing as society” in 1987.
Nicknamed the “Iron Lady” by the Soviet press after a 1976 speech declaring that “the Russians are bent on world dominance,” Thatcher later enjoyed a close working relationship with U.S. President Reagan, with whom she shared similar conservative views.
Read the many tributes and condolences to the death of former British Prime Minister go to the UK Guardian. Current British PM David Cameron tweets a tribute to the “Iron Lady”.
BBC: Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies, aged 87, tributes pour in for Margaret Thatcher.
Lady Thatcher’s government privatized several state-owned industries. She was also in power when the UK went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands in 1982.
In a statement on the Downing Street Twitter feed, Mr Cameron said: “It was with great sadness that l learned of Lady Thatcher’s death. We’ve lost a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton.”
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen was sad to hear the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher. Her Majesty will be sending a private message of sympathy to the family.”
London Mayor Boris Johnson tweeted: “Very sad to hear of death of Baroness Thatcher. Her memory will live long after the world has forgotten the grey suits of today’s politics.”
Take a good listen America, Great Britain, Barack Obama, Democrats and gutless Republicans. Listen to the brilliant words of Margaret Thatcher on government taxing the people … “No Nation ever grew more prosperous by taxing its citizens beyond their capacity to pay”.
Thatcher: There is no such thing as public money
Margaret Thatcher Eulogizes her friend Ronald Reagan … President Reagan Now welcoming PM Thatcher into Heaven
AMERICA, TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO THE LIBERALS OF THE UK AND THE QUESTIONS THEY CONFRONTED THATCHER WITH … LIBS SOUND LIKE OBAMA
Margaret Thatcher owns the liberals and proves that Capitalism is better than socialism. Wake up America, England and Europe … her words still work today.
Sadly, the miserable LEFT is just too quick to come out with the hideous comments following Thatcher’s death. Check out Jammie Wearing Fool for the soulless Left’s comments. These fools do not even comprehend the good this woman did and how their lives were made better. Legal Insurrection has it correct, we lost a giant of freedom and human dignity. Check them out for even more amazing videos and the words of Margaret Thatcher.
US Beach Volleyballers Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Defeat the Italians and Bring them to Tears … Ruthless Americans?
Some one forgot to tell the female Italian Olympic beach volley ball team that there is no crying in beach volleyball …
Two time Olympic gold medal champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States advanced to the semi-finals on the 2012 London Summer Olympic games after defeating the Italian two sets to none. However, the pursuit of a three-peat for Walsh and Trainer was not the story of the match, it was the fact that they brought one of their competitors to tears. Actually, that was not even the story, it was the anti-American reporting of the story calling Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh ruthless Americans. Hey Reuters, with all due respect, go pound beach sand. Ruthless? This is not socialism folks, its sports. You never give a lesser opponent life and the feeling like they can beat you. Guess what happens when you do, you lose!
Italy’s Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti had beaten May-Treanor and Walsh this year and were considered the strongest European team at the Olympics. But the ruthless Americans gave them such a pounding that Menegatti was in tears on court.
“I didn’t know that, but that’s what you want,” said May-Treanor when a reporter told her what had happened.
“Well, it’s not what you want to do, but that’s (because of) us being aggressive, she was probably like ‘I don’t know what to do’, and that’s how you get teams in trouble,” said May-Treanor.
Shameful, just shameful that the media were refer to Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh as ruthless Americans. Hey Reuters, they are not ruthless Americans, the are the greatest female beach volleyball team in history an competitors.
The Americans won two sets to none (21-13, 21-13) in 33 minutes. That caused you to cry, seriously? It’s a good thing you did not play tennis and playing Serena Williams who dismantled Maria Sharapova in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. You can really thank your lucky stars that you were not a part of the Nigerian basketball team that lost to the USA, 156 – 73.
Hey Italy, this is not elementary school whiffle ball. It’s time to put your big girl pants on and play. What exactly were you expecting from the two time Olympic gold medal champions and greatest female beach volleyball team in history, a free pass? The team of Walsh and Treanor have been trying to get back to the form that saw them win gold in the last two Olympics. Tonight’s performance was their best of the London Games and as close to perfect as they have played in a long time.
May-Treanor and Walsh are friendly and charming in conversation, but on court they have no mercy. After Sunday’s match they gave some insight into the steely mindset that has made them the most successful pair in their sport’s history.
“I don’t want to let our opponents breathe. I don’t want to give them an edge. I don’t want them to feel comfortable for one second out there,” said Walsh.
UPDATE I: Oh yea Reuters, Misty May-Treanor is such a ruthless American that after the Americans destroyed the Italians, Treanor went over to Marta Menegatti, the Italian player who had broken into tears during the match, and gave her words of encouragement. Because that is the sign of a ruthless American.
“I definitely knew she was emotional,” Walsh Jennings said. “I could feel it and I could see it. But to me that’s not a sign of weakness. She wants it that bad and she puts her whole heart into it… She had really high expectations, and that’s why she’s so good. She just had a bad game.”
Reuters, there is a big difference between ruthless and winning.
17 Year Old British Teen Screams “Allahu Akbar” As He Tries to Steal Olympic From Torch Bearer Anna Skora … Arrested
Because Islam is a religion of Peace …
A 17 year old teen shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is Great’ as he attempted to grab the torch from the 23 year old torch bearer Anna Skora in Great Britain. The teen managed to break through the line of police officers escorting the torch as he lunged out of the crowd to grab the torch. He was soon surrounded and then arrested. It is one thing for an over-exuberant individual to ignorantly bum-rush the torch bearer for some foolish claim of glory, quick another for one getting so easily through security and shouting, “Allahu Akbar.”
A 17-year-old shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is Great’ – as he unsuccessfully tried to grab the Olympic torch during a stretch of the flame’s route through Maidstone towards Redhill.
Broadcast live on the BBC, the youth lunged from the crowd to try to take the torch from the hands of its bearer Anna Skora, but was swiftly bundled away by officers.
In one video posted to YouTube he can be seen waiting behind a car and as Ms Skora gets closer he lunges towards the torch.
WOW, check out the VIDEO posted at The Jawa Report. Jawa asks, did the BBC deliberately edit the above video link? You can plainly hear the teen who jumped out of the crowd shout, “Allahu Akbar”. However, not on the one above.
You know I hate to say this and I really hope that I am wrong, but there has been far too many issues going on with security and issues of terrorism going on in England, terrorist arrests leading up to the Summer Olympics, but it would not shock me if we see a terror incident during the games.
Just a couple weeks before the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and another terrorist arrest …
An al-Qaeda terrorist, believed to be a suicide bomber, has been detained after caught crossing through the Olympic Park and breaching security five times in one day in London. The man, who is of Somali origin and known only as CF is also suspected of fighting for the Al Qaeda group al-Shabaab.
This coming on the foot-heals of six people arrested, including White Muslim convert Richard Dart arrested last week. Previously, two Muslim converts were arrested in East London yesterday on suspicion of plotting an attack against the London Olympic canoeing venue.
The alleged al-Qaeda militant was caught crossing through the Olympic Park five times, breaking a ban imposed by the Home Secretary, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.
The 24 year-old has previously tried to get to Afghanistan, allegedly for terrorist training, and is suspected of fighting for the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, which has been responsible for thousands of deaths, including those of Western aid workers. He is accused of trying to recruit other Britons to its cause.
A Home Office lawyer warned after his discovery in the Olympic area that the man – known as CF – wanted to “re-engage in terrorism-related activities, either in the UK or Somalia” and is “determined to continue to adhere to his Islamist extremist agenda”.
His detention is the most serious security alert yet to hit the Olympic Park.
One really has to wonder what al-Qaeda has in store for the Summer Olympics in London? Is this all just a ruse to make people nervous, was this individual performing reconnaissance mission for a potential terror attack? Will we have a peaceful games where the only stories will be what the athletes do on the track, in the pool and the gym or could this become a “bloody mess”?
British Police Identify Body Found on Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Family Estate in Sandringham as Missing Latvian Student Alisa Dmitrijeva
The mystery is finally over of the body discovered on New Year’s Day by a dog walker on the British Royal Family’s estate in Sandringham. Detectives have determined that the remains found are that of missing 17 year old Latvian student Alisa Dmitrijeva who went missing from her home in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in August 2011, approximately 25 miles from where her body was found. Dmitrijeva was last seen in Friars Street, King’s Lynn, on 31 August and was reported missing by a family member a week later. The body was identified using palm records and DNA testing.
Norfolk police say the remains are those of Alisa Dmitrijeva, a 17-year-old Latvian student who went missing from her home in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in August.
The teenager’s family, who moved to the UK three years ago, said in a statement that they were devastated by the news and asked to be allowed to grieve in private.
Police said the body, found in woodland at Anmer, near Sandringham, west Norfolk, had been identified using palm records and DNA testing.
Dmitrijeva was last seen in Friars Street, King’s Lynn, on 31 August. She was reported missing by a family member a week later.
British police have not yet said what caused her death, but said detectives are “investigating the murder.”
Police are investigating activities that occurred around the site between the end of August and the end of September, Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry said in a statement.
“We would like to identify people who may have worked in that area or were involved in organizing or running any specific events that may have taken place,” he said.
Do Not Ever Forget … Radical Muslims Chant “US Is a Terrorist State” and Burn US Flag at 9-11 Rally in London
As we always say, ‘DON’T EVER FORGET” …
Radical Muslims at a 9-11 rally in London, England chant the “US is a terrorist state” and then burned an American flag out side of the US Embassy. Actually they had a lot more to say that all should listen to. Nice, because Islam is a religion of peace.
A number of radical Islamic groups including Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) gathered outside the embassy on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
The group of around 100 men shouted “USA terrorists”, brandished anti-American placards and chanted through a loudhailer.
One said: “You will always face suffering, you will always face humiliation, unless you withdraw your troops from Muslim lands.”
Another declared that America had been “defeated in Iraq and defeated in Afghanistan”.
Many more pics at HERE and Doug Ross opines, where is the coverage of these hateful events by the liberal MSM? Good questions. The Blogprof reminds us of who was celebrating 10 years ago when the Twin Towers fell. Why that would be the Palestinians, the same folks that Obama is siding with over Israel. As we always say, DON’T EVER FORGET!
The bloom is off the Obama Rose across the Pond as well. So what does Europe really think of US President Barack Obama? One need look no further than the Brits code name for Obama … can you say “Smart Alec”. Other names that were considered were, “The know it all”, “Smarty Pants” and “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire”.
From the Daily Mail:
More than one person has wanted to call Barack Obama a ‘smart alec’, and now British police will get the chance to do so without getting reprimanded.
That’s because Scotland Yard has tapped the codename ‘Chalaque’ to refer to the U.S. president for security reasons during his upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom May 24-26.
Indarjit Singh, a Punjabi speaker in the UK who is director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, told the Sunday Times the word ‘is sometimes used when we want to denigrate someone who we think is too clever for their own good‘.
The word is sometimes used to denigrate someone? No folks, the word always is used in that manner. There is nothing positive for anyone to be called a “smart alec”. My how the Mighty Obama has fallen. The One has gone from “International man of mystery, to smart alec. Not sure why they did not just refer to him as “The Lying King”.