Archive for April 28th, 2009
The entire exhibition area of the Viking Ship Museum will invite the public inside (and outside) to tell the story of the reconstruction of the Viking Ship Museum, the world’s longest sailing Viking longship.
An archaeologist says a rock used to mark a parking lot at a church in Sweden is actually a 1,000-year-old runestone.
Stockholm County Museum runic expert Lars Andersson said a rock used to help mark the lot’s boundaries is thought to date back to the Viking Age in Sweden, The Local said Friday.
Jacqui Smith put a brake yesterday on Labour’s obsessive drive to build vast Big Brother databases.
The Home Secretary axed plans to store data on all our communications, including phone calls and emails, on a government-run computer system.
She said she accepted the public did not want such sensitive data kept on a single database or under the control of the state.
She still intends to monitor the public’s every internet click and phone call, however, except that the data will be stored by the service providers.
Judges could be forced to bow to Sharia law in some divorce cases heard in Britain.
An EU plan calls for family courts across Europe to hear cases using the laws of whichever country the couple involved have close links to.
That could mean a court in England handling a case within the French legal framework, or even applying the laws of Saudi Arabia to a husband and wife living in Britain.
You may remember that we recently posted a video of a man defending his constitutional rights against border patrol officers who appeared to think that they could make up the law as they went.
Well the same man has been stopped again, only this time he had his car smashed up, was tazed, assaulted and left covered in blood and needing stitches.
You may be tempted to think that this was a revenge attack for him daring to show his previous encounter to the world. I would have to agree.