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  • Vikings probably hunted Iceland's walruses to extinction for ivory

    09/24/2019 12:52:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 16 September 2019 | Colin Barras
    Iceland was once home to a unique subspecies of walrus, but the animals had vanished by the mid-14th century, just 500 years after the arrival of Norse settlers... Researchers have known for years that walruses once lived on Iceland, but opinion has been divided on whether they vanished before or after humans arrived. To settle the debate, Morten Tange Olsen and Xénia Keighley at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark carbon dated the remains of 34 walruses found in western Iceland. Three of the walruses died after the year 874 – the date permanent settlers are thought to have reached...
  • ADL Urges Iceland Drop Bill Banning Male Circumcision

    09/13/2019 7:25:59 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 144 replies
    ADL ^ | New York, NY, March 23, 2018 | ADL
    Why is ADL bullying Iceland? Those are NOT good optics.
  • Pence greeted by rainbow flags upon arrival in Iceland

    09/06/2019 2:57:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9th September 2019 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Vice President Pence was greeted by a series of rainbow flags this week as he arrived in Reykjavik to meet with President Guđni Jóhannesson of Iceland. Pence met with Jóhannesson on Wednesday at Hofdi House, across the street from the IT company Advania, which had lined its entrance with several rainbow flags, according to The Guardian. And a nearby office housing the headquarters for the Efling trade union swapped out the flags typically flying outside to display rainbow ones. “We just felt the need to celebrate diversity today and wanted to show that by flying the flags,” Ćgir Már Ţórisson,...
  • Donald Trump: UK is losing the 'anchor round its ankle'

    08/27/2019 12:29:59 AM PDT · by Cronos · 32 replies
    bbc ^ | 26 August 2019 | bbc
    ...Mr Johnson said the US must open up its markets if a post-Brexit trade deal is to be agreed. "I don't think we sell a single joint of British lamb in the UnitedStates, we don't sell any beef," ....Johnson told Trump: "Talking of the anchor, Donald, what we want is for our ships to take freight, say, from New York to Boston, which for the moment they're not able to do." Johnson said agreeing any trade deals with the US within ayear "would be tight". "My own experience of the way Americans work, the size and complexity of the deal...
  • Iceland Holds Funeral to Mourn Melting Glacier, Kills 100% of Its Babies With Down Syndrome

    08/20/2019 6:08:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | AUG 20, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    The priorities of Iceland’s political leaders are all messed up. The small European nation recently drew international scrutiny for its nearly 100-percent abortion rate for unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. The deadly discriminatory practice drew massive outrage from across the world, but Iceland lawmakers did not react by passing protections for unborn babies. Quite the opposite, earlier this year, they voted to expand abortions. Then, on Sunday, Prime Minister Katrin Jokobsdottier joined other political leaders, scientists and environmental activists to hold a “funeral” for a melting glacier, The Connect News reports. The Okjökull, or Ok, glacier in Borgarfjörđur, Iceland,...
  • Pope mourns melted Iceland glacier… the nation which aborts almost 100% of babies with Down syndrome

    08/20/2019 6:57:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Pope Francis mourns melted Iceland glacier… the nation which aborts almost 100% of babies with Down syndrome ICELAND, August 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Iceland, which aborts nearly 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, has held a funeral for a glacier. The glacier, known as Okjökull or “Ok,” covered 6.2 square miles in 1890. However, by 2012, it had shrunk to less than 0.3 miles, and in 2014 Icelandic scientists decided it was no longer moving. An Icelandic geologist, Oddur Sigurđsson, told Agence France-Presse that “...We made the decision that this was no longer a living glacier, it was...
  • Iceland unveils memorial plaque for lost glacier

    08/18/2019 6:49:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 18,2019 | Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Iceland unveiled a plaque to its Okjokull ice sheet on Sunday,the first of the country’s hundreds of glaciers to melt away due to climate change.
  • You have not missed the banquet[charismaticcaucus]

    07/29/2019 2:19:29 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    You are my betrothed you have not missed the wedding feast but on the contrary you are prepreparing everything needed for that very moment and day. You are always where I need you to be not where others perceive.I AM with you even now so how can you miss all that I have for us for we are one. Be at peace with the body and pray pray pray for in this manner your wick is trimmed and in worship your oil shall be full. Matthew 25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who...
  • The Reports of Iceland's Glacial Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    08/01/2019 6:14:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2019 | Anthony Watts
    The media is abuzz over the first icy “casualty” of climate change: a small glacier in Iceland named Okjökull, also known as “OK.” The claim, made in a press release from Rice University, is OK became the first glacier in Iceland to lose its glacial status because of global warming. According to the press release, “This will be the first monument to a glacier lost to climate change anywhere in the world.” Of course, the fearmongers do not say why the glacier has stopped growing. Instead, they simply invoke the new universal boogeyman of “climate change” as the reason....
  • Jesus Christ our Sustainer[charismatic Caucus]

    07/13/2019 1:35:44 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    My promises to you are "Yes and Amen" I AM your Sustainer and not man. Come to Me in your time of need for I AM A Loving God visiting My Blessings upon the righteous that call upon My name. I AM Lord God, King your Yahweh and Messiah. All there is to fill your cup is to Believe and Declare for such was the Faith of The Centurion and I have placed this Faith in YOU ! My Shalom(PEACE) IS yours AS YOU Speak Peace to each storm in your life. . . Guard your Heart with Loving Kindness...
  • A word for The Seers and Prophets[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/16/2019 12:18:30 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Bible,the Joshua Chronicles
    Your Harbinger of Freedom is about to arrive, No more work or reason to strive, I have erased your Crossroads for you have met ME there, And Now for the first time in your Life FREEDOM is in The Air, Lifting you into My Perfect WILL, For you Carry My Voice and Write with My Quill, A Fragrant Blossom Truly are you, The Rainwater of morning , Hermons Dew, For you are My Sonshine as I paint your Day, For those I send you to, bringing exactly what I say ! There is no difference from your Voicebox or My...
  • Pytheas: Ancient Greek Explorer of Britain, the Arctic Circle & Northern Europe

    06/11/2019 10:22:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    History Disclosure ^ | February 11, 2016 | History Disclosure Team
    Pytheas was a contemporary of Aristotle and Alexander the Great. He reached the Arctic Circle in his search for new sources of tin (essential for the making of bronze) and amber (usually sourced from the German coast) around 330 to 325 BC... As Pytheas continued his journey north along Britain's west coast he came across Ireland and rounded the tip of Scotland. At that point in his journey, he learned of an island situated further north at a distance of six days sailing which he refers to as "Thule" (most probably Iceland). Geminus of Rhodes (1st century BC) quoting directly...
  • Inland Icelanders Burned Whale Bones for Warmth

    04/07/2019 12:32:57 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Hakai Magazine ^ | March 27, 2019 | K. N. Smith
    Archaeologists have found evidence that people on an inland Icelandic farm burned chunks of whale bone as fuel during a 17th- and 18th-century cold snap... Gröf Farm in southern Iceland -- is more than 30 kilometers from the coast. Whale bones are much more porous than those of land mammals, and the open spaces collect oily deposits of fat, which may help whales to maintain buoyancy. That fat also makes the bones easy to burn... Coastal peoples in high Arctic latitudes, where wood is scarce, have traditionally burned oil-laden whale bones for heat and cooking. Archaeologists have also found burned...
  • Why we moved our servers to Iceland (outstanding!)

    03/30/2019 4:18:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    simple analytics ^ | Adriaan van Rossum | 30mar19
    This is an amazing post of how an American company needed to move their operations outside of the USA in order to prove fourth amendment protections to their American clients. Read, learn and cry at what is left of our once great republic. Why we moved our servers to Iceland 30 Mar 2019 - Adriaan van Rossum - Help improve this post As the founder of Simple Analytics, I have always been mindful for the need of trust and transparency for our customers. We would like to be held accountable for our customers needs, so they can sleep in peace....
  • WOW Air goes bust, stranding passengers in U.S. and Europe

    03/28/2019 4:11:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    A.P. ^ | March 28, 2019
    Reykjavik, Iceland -- Icelandic budget airline WOW Air ceased operations on Thursday, stranding passengers across two continents. In a statement on its website the airline, which had earlier suspended all its flights, told passengers there would be no further flights and advised them to check flights with other airlines for ways to reach their destinations. WOW grounded at least six planes in North America that were set to leave late Wednesday from Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Detroit, New York and Baltimore.
  • Volcano in Iceland Is One of the Largest Sources of Volcanic CO2

    02/25/2019 10:37:27 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 54 replies
    Earth & Space Science News ^ | November 8, 2018 | Terri Cook
    The emission rate of carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the less obvious—but nevertheless significant—measures of volcanic activity. Volcanic CO2 emissions are also important for understanding the preindustrial climate balance. To date, estimates of global volcanic CO2 emissions have been extrapolated primarily from measurements collected at a small number of active sources. Ice-covered volcanic centers are prevalent, but they are often difficult to access, and their vents are difficult to discern, so they are rarely included in these calculations. High-precision airborne measurements, in combination with atmospheric modeling, suggest that the Katla subglacial caldera may be one of the planet’s biggest...
  • It is Time[charismatic caucus]

    02/09/2019 11:28:00 PM PST · by Jedediah
    It is time for us to flow as one through each day so now as you ponder , as you sleep and when you are not sure just know I AM here to fill your mind and voice with The Father's Will and this is The Manifold Wisdom My Spirit brings and causes to bear fruit through your hand in mine. So let us become one with The Father and begin to walk in The Garden of your Life All together As One . John 4:34 Then Jesus explained: "My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent...
  • The most disturbing thing about Viking raids isn't what you think

    01/30/2019 2:30:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Grunche ^ | January 30, 2019
    Throughout history, there have been groups who have struck fear into the hearts of those who heard their name… and those who saw them coming. The Vikings were one of those peoples, renowned in their own time for their brutality and the devastation their longboats brought.They first landed on British shores in 789, and according to the BBC, the people of Wessex first extended the hand of cautious peace. They sent a reeve — a local magistrate — to meet them, and he was immediately killed. That pretty much set the tone for the decades of Viking incursions that would...
  • US troops drink capital city’s entire beer supply in one weekend

    10/31/2018 6:36:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Fox News via NY Post ^ | 10/31/2018 | Fox News
    Thousands of US soldiers depleted all of the beer in Iceland’s capital over the weekend. More than 6,000 soldiers were in Reykjavik for four days participating in the Trident Juncture 18 — a NATO-led military exercise. After their drills, the troops reportedly visited the city’s downtown bars, where they finished off the entire beer supply. According to Icelandic magazine Visir, the brewery Ölgerđ Egils Skallagrímssonar had to send emergency cases of beer to the bars.
  • 'No thanks!' to EU and NATO, Iceland PM says

    10/29/2018 10:01:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 10/29/2018 12:32 | Martin Breum
    Eurozone failures mean Iceland should stay out of the EU, its prime minister told EU Observer. She would also quit NATO if she had her say. “I don’t think we should enter the EU right now. I don’t think there is any reason to apply,” Katrin Jakobsdottir said in an interview with this website, as Iceland’s new government prepared to celebrate its first anniversary in power. “Personally, I’m critical towards the economic policies of the EU — the creation of the eurozone without any real centralized policies on taxes or fiscal policies,” she said. “The European Central Bank has become...