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  • Conservative Wins Finland Election, Runoff Needed

    01/22/2012 10:02:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 22, 2012
    The conservative favorite easily won the first round of Finland's presidential election Sunday, setting up a runoff against an environmentalist leader who is the first openly gay candidate to run for head of state in the Nordic country. Sauli Niinisto, a former finance minister, won 37 percent of the vote, well ahead of the other candidates but short of the majority needed to avoid a second round, official preliminary results showed.
  • How to deal with the likes of Stalin/Putin - brief lesson from WWII

    01/03/2012 5:41:30 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 25 replies
    01/03/2012 | WesternCulture
    <p>In Russia, many unaware people dream of a new era of expansion.</p> <p>It won't happen.</p> <p>Stalin is gone. Capitalism is not.</p> <p>Russia is far more inferior by technological and overall societal standards than most Russians are willing to realize.</p> <p>The Soviet Union of the late 1930's and early 1940's were ridiculed in combat by "tiny" Finland.</p>
  • Eurozone woes drive Finnish presidential campaign

    01/02/2012 1:43:51 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 1/1/2012
    Finland's presidential candidates are locking horns over the eurozone crisis as the January 22 election looks set to reflect a surge in euroscepticism in one of Europe's top-rated economies. "The dividing lines between the candidates follow the EU issue pretty closely," Helsinki University political science professor Tuomo Martikainen told AFP. The eurozone slowdown brought on by the debt crisis is expected to hit Finland's export-reliant economy hard, with growth expected to slow to just 0.4 percent in 2012 and with Finns nervous about the future although unemployment is for the moment still comparatively low at 7.3 percent. Finland's future in...
  • Finland says ship can sail again, without missiles (and 160 tons of explosives & its captain)

    12/26/2011 1:38:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/26/11 | AP
    HELSINKI (AP) — A British-registered ship that was held in a Finnish port after authorities discovered 69 surface-to-air missiles and 160 tons of explosives onboard has permission to travel again, but without those materials or its captain, a port official said Monday. The M/S Thor Liberty was headed to China and had docked in the southern Finnish port of Kotka to pick up anchor chains when police last week discovered and seized the missiles and explosive piric acid on board. The Patriot missiles were an official shipment from Germany to South Korea, while Finnish authorities said the explosives were a...
  • Patriot Missles Found by Finland on a Cargo Ship Bound for China...

    12/26/2011 9:53:14 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 15 replies
    YouTube possibly from BBC ^ | 12-24-11 | Unknown
    Anyone see this? A friend forwarded it to me. Good grief. No where to be found. Heck, let's just send the Chinese our drone instead of all the suspense. Hillary? Obama? MSM? Where the **ll are these people/commies????
  • Finnish police find weapons on DK ship [Patriot missiles and 160 tonnes of explosives]

    12/23/2011 12:06:10 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 22 replies ^ | 12/22/2011
    Finnish police and customs authorities in the port of Kotka have discovered a large cargo of weapons and explosives on board a Danish-owned vessel arriving from Germany and bound for South kroea and China. The Isle of Man-registered, Danish-owned Thor Liberty, which was packing 69 patriot missiles and 160 tonnes of explosives According to reports from Kotka, which is close to the Russian border, officers found 69 Patriot missiles and 160 tonnes of explosives on the Isle of Man-registered, Thor Liberty which is owned by Thorco Shipping, headquartered in Svendborg, Denmark. The Swedish news agency TT reports Thorco’s CEO Thomas...
  • Adam Lambert Arrested, Jailed in Finland

    12/23/2011 6:38:18 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12.22.11 | Scott Roxborough , Shirley Halperin
    The authorities were called when the "American Idol" runner-up and his reality star boyfriend Sauli Koskinen got into a fight outside a Helsinki gay bar. The two were released on Thursday afternoon. American Idol star Adam Lambert spent several hours in a Finnish jail Thursday after being arrested outside a Helsinki gay bar following a brawl with his Finnish boyfriend, local reality star Sauli Koskinen.
  • Germany Says It Sent Patriot Missiles Stopped In Finland

    12/22/2011 11:53:31 AM PST · by bkopto · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | Arild Moen
    A German defense ministry spokesman on Thursday confirmed that a shipment of missiles discovered in Finland were sent from Germany and were enroute to South Korea. "These missiles are from German military stockpiles and were sold entirely legally with all requisite legal and customs documentation," the spokesman said. The Patriot missiles were bound for South Korea, and the sale was part of a previous standing agreement, he added. Earlier Thursday, Finland's National Bureau of Investigation said they had detained two people suspected of illegal transit shipping of weaponry after customs officials found what they described as 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles...
  • Germans Using Danes to Ship US Missiles to China On British Vessel Crewed By Ukrainians Caught By Fi

    12/22/2011 11:16:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/22/2011 | John Hayward
    Germans Using Danes to Ship US Missiles to China On British Vessel Crewed By Ukrainians Caught By FinnsIt's quite unusual.A cargo ship called the MS Thor Liberty, owned by a shipping company based in Denmark, was docked at the Finnish port of Kotka when alert dock workers noticed some funny-looking containers marked “fireworks.”  This naturally made the hackles rise on the Finns, because the Thor Liberty was bound for China, and everybody knows the Chinese invented fireworks.  Why would they be importing them?Finnish authorities opened up those fireworks crates, and found them to contain 69 American-made Patriot anti-missile missiles, which...
  • Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    12/21/2011 3:22:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/21/11 | BBC
    The Finnish authorities have impounded an Isle of Man-flagged ship bound for China with undeclared missiles and explosives, officials say. Police are questioning the crew of the MS Thor Liberty after what were described as 69 Patriot anti-missile missiles were found aboard. Interior Minister Paivi Rasanen said the missiles were marked "fireworks". The MS Thor Liberty had docked in the Finnish port of Kotka after leaving Germany last week. Dock workers became suspicious after finding explosives poorly stored on open pallets, and the missiles were then found in containers marked "fireworks". The managing director of the ship's owner, Thorco Shipping,...
  • Missile shipment confirmed aboard detained vessel [Finland seizes 69 Patriot missiles]

    12/21/2011 8:15:38 AM PST · by dan_s · 26 replies · 1+ views
    YLE ^ | 12/21/2011 | YLE
    A British cargo vessel detained at Kotka harbour has been found to be carrying a shipment of American-made Patriot missiles. According to information received by YLE, the missile shipment originated in Germany and is destined for South Korea. Onboard the ship are 69 of the missiles with their explosive warheads and propelling charges. The National Bureau of Investigation confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the missiles are on-board the ship. Officials stopped the M/S Thor Liberty last week as its cargo of explosives had been stored incorrectly. The ship is carrying 160 tonnes of the explosive nitroguanidine. The material is in 25...
  • The EU and Turkey: steering a safer path through the storms

    12/16/2011 12:04:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    EUobserver ^ | December 1, 2011 | Eleven EU foreign ministers
    ...Turkey has grown in influence and authority as a regional power in the Western Balkans, Central and South Asia and the Horn of Africa. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has been a key interlocutor, not least on Afghanistan where he made a huge personal contribution to last month's conference in Istanbul. With Turkey as host, for the first time, Afghanistan's neighbours have agreed to implement political and security measures to underpin the cause of reconciliation... Turkish economic growth has been exponential. Turkey is the 16th largest economy in the world and will assume the Presidency of the G20 in 2015....
  • You "ARE" MY House of Prayer

    12/03/2011 6:30:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-3-11 | Jedediah
    Situations may be precarious at times but truly this is merely a lack of prayer as preparation for you are my houses of preparation of my will. So know my will by the preparation of your hearts before me for I AM The LIGHT of your path and way in Me ! John 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 8:12 New International Version (NIV) Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk...
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • Le Pen Calls on France to Quit Euro

    11/24/2011 9:26:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 24, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Inquiring minds note that French presidential candidate Le Pen calls for France to quit euro Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, has made abandoning the euro one of the pillars of her presidential election campaign, launching a powerful attack on the ailing single currency as she seeks to bolster her already strong showing in the opinion polls. Presenting her “presidential project”, Ms Le Pen said Europe should give up the euro, which had “asphyxiated our economies, killed our industries and choked our jobs” for years, as well as causing France to accumulate “Himalayan” debts. In any...
  • Norwegians and Finns Fight Over Who Owns Aurora Borealis

    11/24/2011 5:37:52 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/22/11 | staff
    The aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, normally inspires awe in those who are lucky enough to see it. But in Norway and Finland, the spectacular celestial phenomenon -- which is caused by charged particles entering the Earth's atmosphere -- is currently provoking mainly envy and resentment. A recent attempt by the Finnish Tourist Board to use the aurora in a marketing campaign has sparked concerns among Norwegians, who like to think that the northern lights are associated first and foremost with their country, that the Finns may be looking to muscle in on their territory. The tension...
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • LISTEN TO "MY" SPIRIT ROAR FOR YOU \o/\o/\o/ ! ! !

    11/18/2011 5:40:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-18-11 | Jedediah
    LISTEN TO "MY" SPIRIT ROAR FOR YOU \o/\o/\o/ ! ! ! Listen to "MY" spirit roar for you my children to do and to walk in MY fullness and not your own for it is in MY righteousness you are saved and walk even now . So go in MY all for you and Listen to the whisper of "MY" spirit for soon it shall become a roar as it did for Daniel in the lions den and I shall quench all the firery darts of the enemy for you as well , for you are MY CHOSEN called and...
  • Goldman: euro could split apart

    11/05/2011 8:47:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/5/2011 | Kamal Ahmed
    The chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management has said that the need for a German-led fiscal integration in the eurozone would make it increasingly unattractive for all the countries who joined to stay in the single currency. Jim O’Neill, whose division manages more than $800bn (Ł500bn) of assets, said that countries as diverse as Portugal, Ireland, Finland and Greece could pull out of the single currency rather than have to operate under a single eurozone treasury. Yesterday, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said the market turmoil could last for a decade and there was still “a chunk of work” to...
  • U.S. To Sell Finland Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles For Its F-18s

    11/01/2011 8:04:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    U.S. To Sell Finland Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles For Its F-18s From the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA): Washington - WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2011 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 28 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Finland for 70 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $255 million. The Government of Finland has requested a sale of 70 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM), 2 test vehicles, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S....