Daily Archive: 10 February 2017

Feb 10

Beached whales were Orkney bonanza

Volunteers attend to some of the hundreds of stranded pilot whales still alive. (REUTERS/Anthony Phelps

We are all mortified, not to say mystified, by the stranded pilot whales in New Zealand.  But in Orkney some four thousand years ago, the people would have regarded such a beaching not as a tragedy but as a bounty from the sea. No-one knows how whales manage to get themselves beached in the shallows. …

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Feb 10

BBC’s Fake News over Refugee Ban

As a Federal Appeals Court rules against President Trump’s Refugee Ban, it has emerged that the BBC ran a fake news story on the issue. The UK state broadcaster denied that Muslims were favoured over Christians.  This was a complete reversal of the truth. The debate could impact on the UK’s own refugee policy.  The Home …

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