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Queen Elizabeth hates single-use plastic too

I’m no royalist, but I’ve been delighted to see the UK’s Crown Estate get seriously into renewable energy. As the country’s largest landowner, it has played a major role in the dramatic shift to lower carbon electricity that’s occurred in Britain over the last decade or so.

Now the Royals are getting fired up on another environmental topic—The Telegraph reports that Her Royal Highness is declaring war on single use plastics. Of course, it’s hard to imagine Queen Elizabeth herself supping from anything other than the finest champagne flutes or fancy bone china, but much like with energy, the Royal estates are a massive operation where—like most institutions—single-use plastics have been utilized pretty much unchecked in recent times.

Now, among the measures being proposed are:

—Internal caterers will only be allowed to use china, glasses or recyclable paper cups
—Takeout food wrappers must be biodegradable or compostable
—Plastic straws will be phased out in public cafes, and banned outright in staff dining rooms

These are all welcome measures indeed, coming as they do on the heels of airports, ferry companies and restaurant chains in the UK all declaring anti-plastic initiatives. As is often the case, it’s felt for the longest time that any serious action on reducing plastic pollution was like trying to swim upstream but now, all of a sudden, the tide appears to be shifting.

And having the Royal Family weigh in not just with opinions, but firm and decisive action, will have both an immediate practical impact, not to mention a powerful symbolism that will no doubt further inspire action from others.

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‘Queen of hate’ Katie Hopkins’ home could be turned into migrant shelter

Daily Mail columnist Hopkins has spouted hate about migrants through Twitter since rising to fame. 

However, after recently losing an expensive libel case, the former Apprentice contestant has to sell her home – and quick-thinking Brits are hoping to buy it.

A GoFundMe page has been started with donors finding the thought of Hopkins’ house being used for refugees nothing short of hilarious. The page is hoping to raise the £950,000 (US$1.3 million) needed to buy her five-bedroom semi-detached home in St. Leonards, Exeter.

The man who began the page, Scott Walker, said it is time to teach Hopkins a lesson.

“We all know Hopkins’s disgusting views on immigrants and refugees, so the plan my good people, is to buy Katie Hopkins’ family home and use it to either house refugees or asylum seekers,” he said.

“This would be a great victory for the people of this country, because as we all know, this vile bigot has had far too much air time and drastically needs taking down a peg or two.”

The petition has raised almost £5,000 of the target and received huge support. Others called for more drastic measures. One man said: “You’re doing it wrong. Wait until she’s bought a new house and then buy out her new neighbors. Their house will be worth less because no one wants the hate monger as a neighbor. So you save the neighbors and instead of giving her money, you get a house at a discount and really piss KH off!”

Others were not sold on the idea – especially since the particulars were not listed. It is likely a housing committee of the local council would have the final say on permission to turn a family residence into a refugee hostel or home.

One man wrote: “So what’s the plan once you’ve bought the house (and given Hopkins the best part of £1m)? Do you just hand it over to a family in need or will it become an asset of a charity striving to help resettle refugees? It’s a fun idea, but before people hand over all of that money we’ll need plenty more details about how this is going to work once KH has vanished…with all of her money.”

Others said it was just a way to fund Hopkins.

“She won’t be living there, why does it matter to her who buys the house. Especially paying her asking price! This seems a little perculier (sic),” one person wrote.

Walker said if the money is not raised it will be refunded – or go back to a charity which supports refugees – in Katie’s honor.

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Jewish Family Values– Jewish day school hosting a drag queen Shabbat ceremony

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Media Using Royal Engagement to Distract from REAL News of Queen Exploiting the Mentally Ill

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The mainstream media frenzy over the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is no surprise, as speculation has been ongoing for weeks—but the current obsession has been used to drown out serious accusations against the Royal Family that have been virtually ignored by the media.

From the moment reports claimed that Markle was dating the Prince, the rumor mill began speculating about when they would get engaged. However, when the second largest document leak in history painted the Royal Family in a much different light, attention from the mainstream media was nowhere to be found.

The Paradise Papers, a leak comprised of 13.4 million documents from two offshore service providers and the company registries of 19 tax havens, received very little media coverage—and the records implicating the Royal Family received even less.

As The Free Thought Project reported, among the world’s elite exposed in the Paradise Papers was Queen Elizabeth II. According to the leak, the Queen’s private estate has invested millions of pounds in a Cayman Islands fund that has a history of taking advantage of poor and mentally ill individuals.

The Paradise Papers also revealed that Queen Elizabeth II “has used offshore private equity funds designed to shield UK investors from having to pay US tax on their holdings.

The documents were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. According to a report on the Paradise Papers from ICIJ:

“Queen Elizabeth II has invested millions of dollars in medical and consumer loan companies, Appleby’s files show. While the Queen’s private estate, the Duchy of Lancaster, provides some details of its investments in U.K. property, such as commercial buildings scattered across southern England, it has never disclosed details of its offshore investments. 

 

‘Yes, the Duchy was aware that the Jubilee Absolute Return Fund was run offshore,’ said Chris Addock, chief finance officer of the Duchy of Lancaster. 

 

The records show that as of 2007, the queen’s private estate invested in a Cayman Islands fund that in turn invested in a private equity company that controlled BrightHouse, a U.K. rent-to-own firm criticized by consumer watchdogs and members of Parliament for selling household goods to cash-strapped Britons on payment plans with interest rates as high as 99.9 percent.”

The Queen’s investments were made in BrightHouse, Britain’s biggest rent-to-own retailer. The company was recently ordered to pay 14.8 million pounds to 249,000 customers after the watchdog Financial Conduct Authority found that it was guilty of overcharging customers and intentionally taking advantage of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.

While investments from the Queen’s estate have reportedly been ongoing for the last 12 years, a report from the Guardian claimed that the Queen appeared to have around 519 million pounds worth of investments, as of the end of March.

The mainstream media’s hypocrisy is blatant when it comes to the Royal Family, and it serves as a reminder that when there is a new engagement to gossip about, there will be 24/7 coverage. But when documents are leaked showing that the Queen of England has reportedly made millions by exploiting poor and mentally ill individuals, the mainstream media has no interest in investigating.

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