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  • Why Is Finland Able to Fend Off Putin’s Information War?

    02/17/2018 1:05:03 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 1, 2017 | REID STANDISH
    With elections coming up this year in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and perhaps Italy, European intelligence services across the Continent have been sounding the alarm about Russian attempts to influence the outcome though targeted disinformation and propaganda, as they appeared to do in the U.S. presidential election. That brand of information war can range from pushing fake news stories and conspiracy theories to fanning the flames of existing problems — all serving to undermine public confidence in governments and institutions. Elsewhere in the Baltics and former Soviet Union, Russian-linked disinformation has worked to stoke panic and force...
  • 'Brit Milah ban will ensure no Jewish community is established'

    02/14/2018 10:49:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/18
    The leaders of the Jewish communities of four Nordic countries said that a bill proposing to ban nonmedical circumcision in Iceland “will guarantee” that no Jewish community is established there. The presidents of the umbrella groups of Jewish communities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland issued the unusual warning Tuesday in an open letter to all Icelandic lawmakers in reaction to the submission last month of a bill proposing to ban all nonmedical circumcision of boys younger than 18 in Iceland, a Scandinavian island nation of some 300,000 people with a few hundred Jews and Muslims. Lawmakers from four parties...
  • Safe, happy and free: does Finland have all the answers?

    02/12/2018 11:31:14 PM PST · by qaz123 · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12Feb18 | John Henley
    Western Europe’s last naturally caused famine ended 150 years ago this winter. In a poor and backward part of the Russian empire called Finland, more than a quarter of a million people – nearly 10% of the population – starved to death. Last year, on the centenary of its independence, Finland was ranked, by assorted international indices, the most stable, the safest and the best-governed country in the world. It was also the third wealthiest, the third least corrupt, the second most socially progressive and the third most socially just.
  • HuffPo Whitewashes Hillary Supporter Biography

    12/11/2007 6:23:54 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies · 54+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 11, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    A Huffington Post blog, "Hillary As An Agent of Change," authored by Derek Shearer was posted yesterday to reassure the "progressives" that Hillary Clinton is really one of their own. Despite the common view among the left that Hillary is a status quo type, Shearer lets us know that she is really quite liberal as you can see in these excerpts: ... Hillary would be a strong leader who manages change in the public interest-at home and abroad--in the manner of FDR or Harry Truman. She is, in fact, the true heir to the New Deal tradition of the Democratic Party,...
  • Cast all your burdens on Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/01/2018 7:56:38 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | The Word
    Your burdens are mine says The Lord, So cast all your worries on me and lay down your sword, For I AM Dominion over all, I decide what stands and what falls, I raise up kings and kingdoms I am above all domains, My spirit crushes all that profanes My name, So be at Peace for I AM your all , Allow My Peace to stand you tall, For I AM your plumb line , your standard and frame, Just Worship me for I AM your Fame, Nothing else matters but your relationship with Me, I AM your Tree of...
  • Finland election brings NEW threat to EU: The Brexit-backing Farage fan vying for Finexit

    01/26/2018 9:59:22 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 1/26/2018 | Will Kirby
    Her eurosceptic rhetoric sounds a lot like that of former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, even telling of her admiration for the 53-year-old’s Brexit campaign as she told supporters to “take their country back”. She said: “I look at Nigel Farage’s example. It took 17 years, but Brexit came. “I don’t plan to wait that long.” She claims the EU has turned “Finland into its province” and has railed against the country’s political elite, who she argues do not represent the working class.
  • Euro Cops Target Gay Finnish Politician For Criticizing Islam

    01/21/2018 8:43:33 AM PST · by 3161J410 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 1/21/18 | DANIEL GREENFIELD
    ‘The freedom of speech in Finland doesn’t look very good for LGBT people. In 2013 Finnish imam Abbas Bahmanpour compared homosexuality to incest and told in live TV-show, that gays should be punished to death. If that isn’t incitement, what is then? Bahmanpour has never been challenged with his thoughts in court.’ The whole Europe must wake up, when violent teachings of the Quran are coming true. We must start loving our beautiful values and say no to Islamization of Europe. This 300€ charge won’t stop me for warning Finland and Europe about Islam.
  • Terrorism knows no religion. If you don’t count Islam.

    01/10/2018 5:40:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 10 Jan, 2018 | Baron Bodissey
    The PC Police are at it again in Finland. This time they’re chasing down a politician who dared to post uncomplimentary things about Islam on the Internet. Here’s the story from Tundra Tabloids: Finland: Police investigate gay politician once again for posting about Islam Sebastian Tynkkynen (FB) is a Finnish politician who has been at the forefront in creating awareness about Islamization in Finland. He had been investigated earlier by a heavily politicized Finnish police department over his Facebook postings in August of 2016, and went to trial almost exactly a year ago today, and was eventually found guilty of...
  • Hotel themed on the TV show made entirely from ice and snow opens in Lapland

    01/10/2018 3:50:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    This is the Game of Thrones-themed hotel that has been carved entirely out of ice and snow and comes complete with dragons, direwolves and even the dreaded White Walkers. The hotel has been built in collaboration with HBO, the network behind the smash-hit series, and has opened at Lapland Hotels Snow Village in Finland. Intricate ice sculptures depicting themes and characters from the show grace the 14 bedrooms and 10 suites with one room even featuring an enormous carving of a demonic White Walker looming over the bed.
  • For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever Amen

    01/04/2018 7:12:23 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-18 | Bible
    Posthumous awareness is yours for the taking as you enter My gates of Thanksgiving and fill My courts with praise for Truly as you enter in My likeness I arise in you ! My words become yours and your words become My knowledge for you HAVE obtained The Mind of CHRIST that "IS" The Manifold Wisdom of God Himself in an eternal manner for His Glory "as" The Kingdom of ZION above all kingdoms for this is the inheritance of The Sons and Daughters of The Living GOD "YAHWEH" 8888888 EPHESIANS 3:8-11 8Though I am less than the least of...
  • Heart to heart

    12/26/2017 8:55:20 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Do you see my child I am calling you to meet me heart to heart for only as our hearts become one can we then walk together as one for I desire a convening of hearts as Emmaus and Truly your heart will burn and hunger for what I shall reveal " The Hidden Manna" that is yours to partake of freely for you have overcome much but there is more. Luke 24:13–35 On the Road to Emmaus 13 That very day ytwo of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles1 from Jerusalem, 14 and they...
  • Presidential hopeful wants Finland out of EU, says nationalists will bounce back

    12/15/2017 3:03:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 Dec 17 | Jussi Rosendahl, Tuomas Forsell
    Finland will leave the European Union and position itself as the Switzerland of the north to protect its independence if Laura Huhtasaari, the presidential candidate of the eurosceptic Finns Party has her way. Finns Party deputy chairman and presidential candidate Laura Huhtasaari poses for a picture at the Finland's Parliament in Helsinki, Finland December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Tuomas Forsell She also told Reuters in an interview she wants to tighten immigration rules. Huhtasaari -- dubbed “Finland’s Marine Le Pen” after France’s National Front leader -- is a long-shot. But she believes she has a real chance in the January election as...
  • RUSSIA-NATO COLD WAR LEADS FINLAND TO BUILD MILITARY 100 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE

    12/13/2017 8:38:38 AM PST · by NorseViking · 6 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Tom O'Connor
    The increasingly militarized conflict between Western military alliance NATO and Russia has compelled Finland to boost its own defenses and acquire new weapons, according to the commander of the country’s armed forces. Finnish Defense Chief General Jarmo Lindberg said Wednesday that the increased military activity in the region prompted Helsinki to rethink prior defense cuts and commit to expanding its forces, including procuring new weapons and equipment. Finland has been one of the few Western European countries that hasn’t sought membership in NATO, but its troubled relationship with neighboring Russia worsened after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from...
  • Is Sweden prepared for Russian invasion?

    12/09/2017 10:14:40 PM PST · by NorseViking · 26 replies
    SNN: An ability of Sweden to defend itself has become a question of heated debate on nationwide 'People and military' conference. Today we invited to our studio a colonel Eric Lillestohl from the Defence Ministry HQ. Lillestohl: Thank you. SNN: Would be Sweden able to defend itself in case of external aggression? Lillestohl: (laughter) You see, there is an widely supported opinion in expert community that Sweden has no actual risk of foreign aggression. In that sense we are absolutely ready. SNN: Ok, let's rephrase my question. Are we hypothetically capable to counter invasion? Lillestohl: (laughter) Why should we since...
  • Finland Celebrates 100 Years of Independence

    12/06/2017 6:52:14 PM PST · by Finnwolf · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 6, 2017 | Business Insider Nordic
    On Wednesday December 6, Finland celebrates one hundred years of independence. Major festivities will make note of Finland's journey since 1917 – when the Finnish parliament proclaimed independence amid the Bolshevik revolution in Russia – from a poor provincial backwater to a global leader in technology, education and design, and a "social demographic triumph"as The Guardian put it.
  • Finland: No aggravated rape sentence for 23-year-old migrant who raped 10-year-old girl

    12/03/2017 11:09:17 PM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | Novembe 30, 2017
    A 23-year-old migrant, named Juusuf Muhamed Abbud, was acquitted from aggravated rape despite having intercourse with a ten-year-old girl. The court said it was not clear that the girl was “unable to defend herself and express her lack of consent”. According to the Helsinki times: “The Turku Court of Appeal ruled last week that the defendant was guilty of aggravated child sexual abuse but not of aggravated rape and sentenced him to only three years in prison”, thus upholding a ruling issued in March by the District Court of Pirkanmaa. The defendant was acquitted of the charge of aggravated rape...
  • Finland: Muslim raping a ten-year-old girl case Ruling goes against public sense of justice

    11/25/2017 12:49:53 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 34 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/25/2017 | Aleksi Teivainen
    The Turku Court of Appeal has generated intense debate on social media by acquitting a 23-year-old man Juusuf Muhamed Abbud of the charge of aggravated rape, despite he raped a ten-year-old girl.
  • Sipilä: Islam’s growing presence a challenge for Finland, Europe

    11/25/2017 5:00:25 AM PST · by SaveMySweden · 11 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/25/2017 | helsinkitimes.fi
    Islam’s growing presence poses a challenge for both Finland and Europe, estimates Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
  • Finnish bakery Sells 'World's First Insect Bread' Made From Crickets

    11/24/2017 7:45:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/24 | Harriet Pavey
    It's said to be richer in protein than regular loavesA Finnish bakery has launched what it claims to be the world’s first insect-based bread, made from crushed crickets. Helsinki-based bakery Fazer made the bread using flour ground from dried crickets. Each loaf contains about 70 of the insects, combined with wheat flour and other seeds. At £3.55 (€3.99) a loaf, it is slightly more expensive than a regular wheat loaf which usually sells for about £2 (€2.24). Due to a limited supply of crickets, the insect-bread will initially only be sold in 11 Fazer bakery stores in Helsinki, but the...
  • Finnish TV Channel: 'Sweden Is Crap'

    11/24/2017 8:12:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Local ^ | 23 November 2016 | Lee Roden
    A Finnish TV channel was left red-faced on Tuesday after it accidentally broadcast text insulting Sweden during its live morning news bulletin. MTV3 – a Finnish TV station not related to the American network of a similar name – had a routine start to its 7.30am news show, as anchor Jouni Sipilä opened with a report about Donald Trump's plans to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But things quickly went downhill from there. As Sipilä moved on to the recent earthquake in Japan, the phrase "Ruotsi on kakka" appeared in large text on the main onscreen caption. For the...