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Elf lobby blocks Iceland road project
Guardian (UK) ^ | Sunday 22 December 2013 05.56 EST

Posted on 12/22/2013 6:19:05 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin

Elf advocates in Iceland joined forces with environmentalists to urge authorities to abandon a highway project that they claim will disturb elf habitat.

The project has been halted until the supreme court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental impact and the detrimental effect on elf culture of the road project.

The group has regularly mobilised hundreds of people to block bulldozers building a direct route from the tip of the Álftanes peninsula, where the president has a property, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer.

Issues about Huldufolk (Icelandic for "hidden folk") have affected planning decisions before, and the road and coastal administration has come up with a stock media response for elf inquiries, which states in part that "issues have been settled by delaying the construction project at a certain point while the elves living there have supposedly moved on".

A survey conducted by the University of Iceland in 2007 found that 62% of the 1,000 respondents thought it was at least possible that elves exist.

Ragnhildur Jonsdottir, a self-proclaimed "seer", believes she can communicate with the creatures through telepathy.

"This is a land where your house can be destroyed by something you can't see (earthquakes), where the wind can knock you off your feet, where the smell of sulphur from your taps tells you there is invisible fire not far below your feet, where the northern lights make the sky the biggest television screen in the world, and where hot springs and glaciers 'talk'," Gunnell said.

"In short, everyone is aware that the land is alive, and one can say that the stories of hidden people and the need to work carefully with them reflects an understanding that the land demands respect."

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: iceland; napl

1 posted on 12/22/2013 6:19:05 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

You’re effing kidding me.


2 posted on 12/22/2013 6:21:06 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Santa had no comment.


3 posted on 12/22/2013 6:21:50 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Our perhaps Elfing kidding me...


4 posted on 12/22/2013 6:22:52 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

They don’t realize that the elfs would probably like the traffic. Think of the fun they’d have when the figure out the programming on modern automobiles. And, then there’s all the gold they’d get when they set up roadblocks and demanded payment to use their road. These elfists have it all wrong.


5 posted on 12/22/2013 6:24:07 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Produce pics of them, or they don’t exist. Same category as Santa Claus and Moderate Democrats.


6 posted on 12/22/2013 6:28:02 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Produce pics of them, or they don’t exist.

Here is a picture of the Elven Department of Homeland Security.


7 posted on 12/22/2013 6:37:25 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“Elf advocates in Iceland joined forces with environmentalists.”

Same people.


8 posted on 12/22/2013 6:37:58 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Produce pics of them, or they don’t exist.

Produce a picture of a radio wave, or electricity.

Or God.

Much that is there is not seen.

Never say never.

9 posted on 12/22/2013 6:41:13 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Have you ever been to Iceland? It’s a truly primal but beautiful place. Beautiful women and not a pajama boy among the men. But the countryside is primal and it’s not difficult to understand why some of the less stable minds amount them would think elves are real.


10 posted on 12/22/2013 6:45:38 AM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I thought they were talking about the Earth Liberation Front. This is real elves they are talking about. This puts a whole different light on it.


11 posted on 12/22/2013 6:50:04 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Well, if I recall my lore correctly, angry elves are not to be trifled with, think pouring water on those cuddly little critters, I forget the name of the movie but they turn into monsters. So, the Icelandic Elf Lobby is really just worried about national security, lol.


12 posted on 12/22/2013 6:50:11 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DeaconBenjamin; Darksheare
Elf advocates in Iceland joined forces with environmentalists ...

Darks?

13 posted on 12/22/2013 6:53:50 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
I once got committed to a two month TDY to Iceland. Our team was there to optimize a Tropo link between Reykjavik and Hofn. Hofn was on the east end of the island on a little peninsula that had a gravel runway and a road over the glacier/tundra to Reykjavik.

The team I was on lost the toss and had to fly a Navy tail dragger (basically a newer C-47 version) to the radar detachment at Hofn (it was there to spot Russkie Bombers).

I was the lowest ranking man, and they decided to put me in a room just big enough for a bed and locker. They didn't let me move from there until I figured out I had to ask for it ( I guess they wanted to see if I'd go nuts or something). Off track here.

Anyway, the site had a club that flowed beer freely. Many of the Navy Waves at Reykjavik who wanted ‘company’ for the weekend would fly up on the plane and spend the weekend. They were treated like queens.

While I was there, they ran out of beer, and the weather didn't let the plane fly, so they tagged a special semi to make the trek overland to bring the beer. It was a long wait.

14 posted on 12/22/2013 6:54:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Tax-chick; DeaconBenjamin

Ack, elf?!
Flouncy elf, enslaved sweatshop minion of Santa type elf, or earth liberation front elf?
Not my fault unless the elf was on fire!


15 posted on 12/22/2013 6:59:20 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Gremlins.


16 posted on 12/22/2013 6:59:56 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Darksheare

Kill-you type elf, I think. Have to be tough to make it as an elf in Iceland.


17 posted on 12/22/2013 7:01:51 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: Gen.Blather

Funny commercial involving gnomes and cars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOHtTO39E3M


18 posted on 12/22/2013 7:02:30 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
If these are Elves, I want one.
19 posted on 12/22/2013 7:04:08 AM PST by EEGator
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To: RegulatorCountry

Did someone say, “angry elf”?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ_dL_IMPP4


20 posted on 12/22/2013 7:05:10 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
aye and this one talks to elves does she??


21 posted on 12/22/2013 7:07:26 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Tax-chick

Club them, kill them with music that goes “unce unce unce unce”, then turn them into pie filler.


22 posted on 12/22/2013 7:21:50 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

You’re elfing kidding me!!!


23 posted on 12/22/2013 7:24:04 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: RegulatorCountry

Has anyone heard from the Garden Gnome contingent? They’re usually very anti-elf (some old story about elves stealing gnome kin in the middle of the night), so I would wait until we hear from them.


24 posted on 12/22/2013 7:26:37 AM PST by blu
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To: EEGator
 photo wood-elf-elves-ears.jpg
25 posted on 12/22/2013 7:38:30 AM PST by digger48
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To: Rodamala
They've called up the Elf National Guard.


26 posted on 12/22/2013 7:48:18 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: digger48

I really like beautiful women.


27 posted on 12/22/2013 7:56:08 AM PST by EEGator
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Well, ‘elf and safety seems to rule over much that happens in the UK, so they must exist.


28 posted on 12/22/2013 8:07:24 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

A curious & entertaining read about wee folk & the people who believe in them...

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/ffcc/ffcc002.htm


29 posted on 12/22/2013 8:54:07 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; KGeorge
Destination Truth: Elves on Iceland
30 posted on 12/22/2013 9:07:02 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Red pointy hats=gnomes. :-)


31 posted on 12/22/2013 9:46:47 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Hawaii has elves, too -menehunies


32 posted on 12/22/2013 9:58:52 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Every culture has their crazies but their own, unique sub-cultures to contain them.


33 posted on 12/22/2013 10:52:54 AM PST by tbw2
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To: EEGator

Me too, but I’ve noticed a discouraging lack of reciprocity.


34 posted on 12/22/2013 11:45:54 AM PST by pluvmantelo (...the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Obama.)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Heh. Thanks.
(If I got to choose between elves, faeries, & leprechauns and the oddniks we have no other choice but to cope with in present day America, I’d take the wee folk.)


35 posted on 12/22/2013 1:35:13 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: EEGator

Send me the one on the left, stat. Pretty please. Seriously.


36 posted on 12/22/2013 6:19:11 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

One of my English teachers did a tour of Ireland. They stopped at one town, there was a green in the middle of town with large stones along the edges at regular distances. He asked a local what it was and was told it was a “Fairie fortress.” Its purpose was not to keep fairies out, but to hold them in and protect the town. The locals would not walk through the green. Someone asked him if he walked on the green, he said, he was agnostic about the existence of faries, but did not walk on the green. There was a reason the locals avoided it and he allowed himself to be guided by their experience.

If Christians believe in angels, or demons, I suppose they can believe that there may be other unseen creatures, good or bad, although it may be more a matter of belief than anything else.


37 posted on 12/22/2013 8:46:25 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: DeaconBenjamin

ELF; aren’t they the eco-terrorists who blow up or burn things they don’t like, like SUV dealerships?


38 posted on 12/23/2013 6:38:54 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

What difference does it make? We just call our elves, Spotted Owls or Snail Darters.


39 posted on 12/23/2013 6:48:40 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Combined PING and DANG!


40 posted on 12/25/2013 11:58:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

They have elves, we have barking moonbats . . .


41 posted on 12/26/2013 12:00:38 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Ragnhildur Jonsdottir, a self-proclaimed "seer", believes she can communicate with the creatures through telepathy.

This just in: Hakarl causes brain damage.


42 posted on 12/26/2013 12:08:01 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Meanwhile, the Unicorn Lobby is insisting the road be built ASAP.


43 posted on 12/26/2013 5:57:10 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Moltke

Does Iceland offer national elf-care?


44 posted on 12/26/2013 6:16:33 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

If Christians believe in angels, or demons, I suppose they can believe that there may be other unseen creatures, good or bad, although it may be more a matter of belief than anything else.


Perhaps what they call elves and fairies are actually demons. I’ve read that the stories told by “UFO Abductees” fit the legends of Fairy abductions.

Maybe it’s all Angels and Demons.


45 posted on 12/26/2013 6:24:05 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Perhaps I’m being elfish but I don’t like the government taking care of elves. They should learn to be Elf-Sufficient.


46 posted on 12/26/2013 6:25:09 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

It is. Aliens, fairies, whatever the contemporary culture is willing to accept, that’s the manifestation.

And, on a side note, I think I’ll be looking to Iceland for the name of the next child. Gimme something he can’t spell until he’s 18... :)


47 posted on 12/26/2013 6:27:40 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Almost fifty posts without a mention of the Evil Elf.

48 posted on 12/26/2013 2:39:52 PM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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