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Finland wants wolf hunt (Norway)
Aftenposten ^ | April 13, 2005 | tr. Jonathan Tisdall

Posted on 04/13/2005 5:55:30 PM PDT by franksolich

Finland wants wolf hunt

Finland has appealed to the European Union for permission to kill wolves that cause problems for their human population.

A Finnish delegation lead by EU parliamentarian Henrix Lax asked the EU's environment commissioner Stavros Dimas for the right to shoot wolves and presented a petition signed by 21,000 Finns, newspaper Dagsavisen reports.

The EU Commission ruled in January that Finland would stand trial for their wolf hunt.

Lax said that it was incomprehensible that Finland's EU membership meant that citizens had to live in fear of wolves," Finnish Broadcasting YLE reported.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bison; finland; lynx; norway; reindeer; wolf; wolves
More problems on the European "Union" front.

In case no one has noticed, the enviro-whackos spend a lot of time and energy and noise about the Scandinavian countries.

1 posted on 04/13/2005 5:55:31 PM PDT by franksolich
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To: franksolich

The EU sucketh much.


2 posted on 04/13/2005 5:56:52 PM PDT by visualops (Cardinal Ratzinger: Putting the smackdown on heresy since 1981.)
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To: franksolich


Whatever happened to Sovereignty? I guess it's dead.


3 posted on 04/13/2005 5:58:03 PM PDT by LauraleeBraswell ( We must stand behind TOM DELAY!)
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To: 68 grunt; beckysueb; Born Conservative; Charles Henrickson; cinives; Constantine XIII; dennisw; ...
Ping for the Norway ping list.

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It looks like Finland has the Norway problem, that of inciting the environmental extremists.

I am not sure myself how large of a "problem" wolves are, but authentic Norwegians actually in Norway who post on Free Republic tell me that they are a problem, with killing sheep.

4 posted on 04/13/2005 5:58:46 PM PDT by franksolich (everything's copacetic here)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

It's temporarily "out," but national sovereignty in Europe will come back.

It's all happened before.

Finland as a member of the European Union, has to abide by environmental laws made by the old men in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin--far away, of course, from any wolves.

Norway, not a member of the European Union, has to put up with Greenpeace and all those other extremist organizations every time Norway seeks to reduce some sort of pestilence.

Despite the "leftist" tendencies of Norwegians and Finns, one suspects "politically-correct" environmentalists are not popular in either country.


5 posted on 04/13/2005 6:02:53 PM PDT by franksolich (everything's copacetic here)
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To: franksolich

Opportunity Knocking:
Gather up all the Scandinavian wolves, put em on a big airplane and ship em to Wisconsin.
Seems like the people in the "Land of Cheese and Beer" have a bad cat problem:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1383208/posts

Do wolves eat cats???


6 posted on 04/13/2005 6:05:39 PM PDT by 76834
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To: 76834

One imagines wolves would eat cats, if they had a cat to eat.

I say that owning cats out here on the prairies of Nebraska (all neutralized, all shots current); Abbie, Snow, Junior, Apricot, Floyd, Gordon, Harold, George, and Ellie--and woe to any wolf that ever licked its chops at any of them.

You know, there's all sorts of odd animals in all sorts of odd places--Norway with bison, for one. Now there are mountain lions in.....Iowa.


7 posted on 04/13/2005 6:09:14 PM PDT by franksolich (everything's copacetic here)
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To: franksolich

They need to use the m-39 Mosin Nagant rifle to kill those wolves. It is a fantastic Finnish modification of the Russian Mosin Nagant and a great shooter!


8 posted on 04/13/2005 6:10:33 PM PDT by democrats_nightmare
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To: democrats_nightmare

But remember, Finland being a member of the European Union (which Norway is not), the Finns have to get permission from the old men in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, to use those firearms, no matter how excellent those firearms are.


9 posted on 04/13/2005 6:11:55 PM PDT by franksolich (everything's copacetic here)
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To: franksolich
Best bet for the Finns is to have a "wolf catch", then take the critters down to Brussels and turn them loose at Noon when the good burghers who work at the EU headquarters are out there wandering about the sidewalks chowing down on those big sausage sandwiches.

Suitibly primed with a few days hunger, those wolves ought to provide a real laugh riot.

Someone remember to bring a camera.

10 posted on 04/13/2005 6:13:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: franksolich

I live in a fairly rural area and while I can understand the feelings of animal lovers, am one myself, people need to understand the real world.
We have all sorts of varmits, coons, possums, rattlesnakes, coyotes, a few lynx and feral cats.
A few we can tolerate but sometimes we have to "thin the herd"


11 posted on 04/13/2005 6:14:36 PM PDT by 76834
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To: muawiyah

You know sir, that just might be a reasonable solution.

The deal is, in most "advanced" societies, the people furthest removed from a problem (judges from crime, for example, or politicians from poverty) are usually those put in charge of solving that problem.

The old guys in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin don't care if the Finns are getting overwhelmed by wolves, because the old guys in Old Europe don't have a problem with wolves.


12 posted on 04/13/2005 6:15:55 PM PDT by franksolich (everything's copacetic here)
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To: franksolich
The once proud and independent Finns are now the serfs of the European Union bureaucrats.
13 posted on 04/13/2005 6:20:21 PM PDT by FierceKulak
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To: 76834

Of course we all, including Norwegians and Finns, all love animals, even the ones who are nuisances.

I really doubt the Norwegians and Finns wish to eradicate from the face of the earth, all their wolves, every last one of them.

As you mentioned, one has to "thin the herd" once in a while.

What freaks me is that here in Nebraska, even though our population (human) has doubled since 1890, there are six times--I repeat that, SIX times--the number of deer that there were, back in the frontier days.


14 posted on 04/13/2005 6:20:33 PM PDT by franksolich (everything's copacetic here)
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To: franksolich

It's the high lysine corn they grow these days. It's all deer need to eat to survive.


15 posted on 04/13/2005 6:26:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: franksolich
The chickens come home to roost, sort of. Or the wolves come home to hunt. Anyway, we are in for a steady diet of stories about centralized pEU bureaucrats doing that what bureaucrats do best: turning a deaf ear and a blind eye to the plight of the governed. How much abuse at the hands of these parasites will the pEU citizens stand? When will the revolt come? I guess it would be wrong to call it a "civil war" because none of them are organized or armed with more than hunting rifles.

Could the pEU get Spanish soldiers to attack Norwegian rebels? German soldiers to reign in Portugese separatists? I get the feeling that the pEU is going to crash, hard.

16 posted on 04/13/2005 6:27:10 PM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: FierceKulak
The once proud and independent Finns are now the serfs of the European Union bureaucrats.

Serfs that need to take a lesson from American frontiersmen: Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up.

17 posted on 04/13/2005 6:29:36 PM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: lafroste

This is only gut instinct, not based upon any rational speculation, but I suspect when the young lads from eastern Europe get assimilated with the old men in the European Union, there's going to be some debauched decadent ancients slipping on some banana-peels.

In fact, I will go out on a limb and predict with some confidence that it will be the Bulgarians (who have done such things in the past) who will do it, upsetting the apple-cart.

And then Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, since they can't call the shots any more, will decide, nah, let's everybody go back to being separate countries again.....


18 posted on 04/13/2005 6:32:36 PM PDT by franksolich (everything's copacetic here)
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To: 76834
Coyotes eat cat.
19 posted on 04/13/2005 6:34:52 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Liberalism is an Autoimmune Disease)
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To: TFMcGuire

LOL
Coyotes eat ANYTHING, cept your busted pix.


20 posted on 04/13/2005 6:36:59 PM PDT by 76834
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To: franksolich

Thanks for the Norway Ping, franksolich. Talkin' wolves here, huh?


21 posted on 04/13/2005 6:37:18 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Miss Behave

Yeah, this wolf is waiting for all the pulchtritudinous ladies from the Norway ping list to show up.

Just kidding, madam.


22 posted on 04/13/2005 6:38:27 PM PDT by franksolich (everything's copacetic here)
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To: lafroste
Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up.

Oh, I think they already do that. I think this is more of a request for a large organized hunt. I'll have to check it out.

Here's how "PC" my family is. LOL! Some of my relatives in Finland are mink farmers. They've been battling the "wolves" of the PETA types for years.

23 posted on 04/13/2005 6:38:36 PM PDT by unbalanced but fair
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To: muawiyah

OMG. I can envision it now. I know the very area in Brussels, and the thought of your suggestion brings such a funny and surprising (to them,) visual. "Big sausage sandwiches." LOL.


24 posted on 04/13/2005 6:41:48 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: 76834

;-)


25 posted on 04/13/2005 6:42:35 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: franksolich

Sovereignty is a terrible thing to waste.


26 posted on 04/13/2005 6:44:18 PM PDT by Major_Risktaker
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To: 76834
I'll try again: Coyotes eat cats: Plus about anything else except busted pix :)
27 posted on 04/13/2005 6:45:22 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Liberalism is an Autoimmune Disease)
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To: Major_Risktaker

I agree, sir, and one has to commend the Norwegians for staying out of the European Union, steadfastly maintaining their own natural sovereignty--even though it has cost them.

Because Norway got right on board with us in the war against terror, and because Norway remains outside of the European Union, the old men of Old Europe have extracted vengeance in all sorts of ways, usually political isolation, absurdly high tariffs on Norwegian goods, and somesuch.


28 posted on 04/13/2005 6:47:38 PM PDT by franksolich (join the Norway ping list to meet the most beautiful women on Free Republic)
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To: TFMcGuire

LOL
Looks like they eat Tripods too......


29 posted on 04/13/2005 6:48:50 PM PDT by 76834
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To: franksolich
"Yeah, this wolf is waiting for all the pulchtritudinous ladies from the Norway ping list to show up."

Woah. I'll TAKE it. ;-)

But jeez, franksolich, your vocab is like trying to speed read Ann Coulter. I have to keep stopping to look up every other word. :-)

And me likey that. ;-)

30 posted on 04/13/2005 6:51:24 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: franksolich

Let the rest of EU attack Finland. They stalemated the Russkies in 1939.


31 posted on 04/13/2005 6:53:54 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Miss Behave

It's an "inside joke" on the Norway ping list, just like about the (real) bison in Norway.

About one-third of the Norway ping list consists of authentic Norwegians actually in Norway, for whom English is a second, third, or fourth language, and once in a while it is great fun to throw an obscure English word their way.

(To those authentic Norwegians, NO, these are not words you really need to know, to know English; you can get by perfectly fine without them.)

"Pulchtritudinous" = exquisitely beautiful


32 posted on 04/13/2005 6:56:02 PM PDT by franksolich (join the Norway ping list to meet the most beautiful women on Free Republic)
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To: franksolich

AWESOME spec. And I'll be right behind you out on that limb, franksolich. I get the SAME feeling in taking note of the dynamics on the ground there.


33 posted on 04/13/2005 6:56:10 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: muawiyah

Have the damn hunt them ask for permission.


34 posted on 04/13/2005 7:28:01 PM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: franksolich

I wonder how long it will take the Finns to figure out that they are no longer a country, but only a mere province of the EU? The fact that they have to ask the EU for permission to hunt wolves on their own territory is insane. They have abandoned their sovereignty.


35 posted on 04/13/2005 8:13:59 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos
"I wonder how long it will take the Finns to figure out that they are no longer a country, but only a mere province of the EU?"

Mount Athos, you mean to tell us that Finland is even a province?

Just kidding of course...I think. :-)

36 posted on 04/13/2005 8:30:52 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: franksolich; All
It's not "woah" is it? It's "whoa," huh? But you guys are just too kind to not correct me. And I do it ALL the time. I'm having trouble with everything lately. GOSH. :-)

I need me some remedial, Viking learnin'. :-)

Please do NOT send those wolves after me (I don't even have one of those "big sausage sandwiches.")

37 posted on 04/13/2005 8:42:37 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: franksolich
Hi frank! My friend in Finland said that the wolves they get are mostly imports from Russia (border crossing). I couldn't believe that the entire country actually has to stand trial for wolf hunting (which she confirmed for me). That is ludicrous!! The EU is one messed up place.
38 posted on 04/15/2005 1:21:21 PM PDT by lutz
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