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  • Left Party wants men to pee sitting down (Sweden)

    06/16/2012 10:01:28 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 89 replies
    The Local, Sweden's News in English ^ | 6/11/2012 | The Local (Sweden English)
    Men who work for the Sörmland County Council in central Sweden should sit down rather than stand up when urinating in office toilets, according to a motion put forward by the local Left Party chapter. The Left Party in Sörmland is taking a stand to ensure men take a seat when emptying their bladders in the county council's own toilets. According to the party, there are two very important reasons for the proposal encouraging men to sit instead of stand when they urinate. One reason has to do with hygiene and a desire to ensure that no one who uses...
  • Stop stand-up urination for men, Swedish politicians urge

    06/15/2012 7:23:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    CBC News ^ | June 14, 2012 | Lauren O'Neil
    A Swedish political party is taking a stand against upright urination. At a county council meeting Monday, the Left Party, or Vänsterpartiet, tabled a motion that would require office washrooms to be genderless with a sit-down-only requirement, reported the news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå.
  • MEPs agree on proposals towards (EU) 'fiscal union'

    06/13/2012 3:51:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2012.06.13 @ 18:09 | Honor Mahony
    The European Parliament on Wednesday (13 June) approved draft laws that would strongly increase Brussels' power over eurozone countries' budgets. But they tempered the previously austere proposals with measures for growth, debt redemption and democratic scrutiny. "This is the core of a fiscal union," said Austrian MEP and socialist leader Hannes Swoboda. "This is the first time that there is a structural solution [to the eurozone crisis] on the table," said Liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt. His Green counterpart Daniel Cohn-Bendit called it a "milestone" for the strength of agreement among MEPs. The pair of laws—also known as the two-pack—is among...
  • Swedish party wants sit-down urination

    06/12/2012 7:47:32 AM PDT · by massmike · 98 replies ^ | 06/12/2012 | n/a
    Left Party members of a Swedish county council said they want to encourage men using the council's toilets to sit during urination. The Left Party in Sormland said it wants the Sormland County Council to pass a motion requiring toilets reserved for stand-up urination to be labeled, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday. The party said sit-down urination is more hygienic and reduces the risk of bathroom users having to negotiate their way around puddles en route to the toilet. The supporters of the motion said sitting during urination also has medical benefits, including reducing the risk of prostate problems...
  • Sweden: The Sensible (and Slowly Shrinking) Welfare State

    06/11/2012 6:30:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 11, 2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    Sweden must be a schizophrenic country. Something strange is happening, after all, if a statist like Jeffrey Sachs and a rabid libertarian like yours truly both cited it as a role model in our remarks last month at the United Nations. So who’s right? Well, it depends what you care about. Jeffrey and other folks on the left are correct in that Sweden has a big government financed by high tax rates. According to OECD data, only France and Denmark have a bigger burden of government spending. And the OECD also shows that Sweden’s top income tax rate of 56.6...
  • Implementing Religious Law Will Make Egypt the Mightiest Country in World, Richer Than Sweden

    06/07/2012 5:16:20 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 6-7-12 | Sheikh Muhammad Sallah
    Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Sallah: Implementing Religious Law Will Make Egypt the Mightiest Country in World, Richer Than Sweden Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Egyptian cleric Sheikh Muhammad Sallah, which aired on Al-Hekma TV on May 4, 2012: Muhammad Sallah: "[In the West] they want to clone the civil strife that has afflicted Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Afghanistan. Yet the Islamic world has not collapsed. They have realized that the collapse of the Islamic world must begin in Egypt. Be sure not to allow any room for civil strife to afflict this country. If civil strife afflicts...
  • Should Jews Leave Europe Before its too Late ?

    01/22/2009 6:38:51 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 781+ views
    The Spectator/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/22/01 | Yidwithlid
    England's Scotland Yard estimates that security costs for anti-Israel protests last week exceeded $1.4 million. In one protest alone, more than 12,000 angry Palestinian sympathizers in London smashed windows, destroyed a car, and set Israeli flags ablaze. Across Europe, police took to the streets to prevent full-scale riots. In Paris, 30,000 protesters denounced Israel and pelted police with stones. Norwegian police used tear gas to disperse several hundred rock throwers in Oslo. Swedish police arrested forty-seven demonstrators at an anti-Israel rally Norrmalmstorg. These demonstrations are not surprising. The Gaza war is the latest excuse for Islamist violence on Europe's streets....
  • Déjà Jew

    01/19/2012 5:11:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 1/19/12 | AARON D. RUBINGER
    Is European anti-Semitism different today or is there a feeling that we've been here before? The term déjà vu brings to mind the English expression, been there, done that. The odd sensation of reliving something for the second time unnerves us precisely because it’s so convincingly familiar. Over the course of 2 months, I visited Jewish communities in the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium and the UK and interviewed dozens of Jewish leaders as well as “laymen” – both Jews and non-Jews. While attempting to determine the seriousness of contemporary European Anti-Semitism, I experienced what I would term “déjà...
  • Sweden: 6 out of 10 imams give illegal advice. "Deeply regrettable that they live up to all the

    05/18/2012 5:05:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/18/12 | Robert
    wedish State TV (SVT) has made its own Undercover Mosque as part of the investigative series call Uppdrag. Translated from Swedish by Nicolai Sennels, Sydsvenskan, May 16: "Women advised not to report to the police": With hidden cameras and secret telephone recording equipment, two women went to the country's ten largest mosques to ask for advice regarding polygamy, abuse and sex without consent. Tonight's Uppdrag, broadcast on SVT, documents that the advice of the mosque's representatives are often contradictory to Swedish law. ... Six out of ten mosques advised the woman not to report the beatings to the police. At...
  • (D@mn Dirty Apes!) Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors

    05/17/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | 17 May 2012 | Charles Choi,
    Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors - (Santino just 1 second before the throw.) A chimp that creates hiding places for rocks he throws at zoo visitors reveals for the first time that humanity's closest living relatives can plan to deceive, researchers say. These findings could shed light on the evolution of higher mental functions such as planning, investigators added. The chimpanzee known as Santino is the dominant male of his group at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden. Intriguingly, past research showed the ape calmly gathered stones from his enclosure's moat and pieces of concrete he pulled off an...
  • Israel Not Invited to NATO's Chicago Summit

    05/12/2012 9:54:38 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5-11-12 | Slobodan Lekic
    Israel will not be invited to NATO's May 20-21 summit in Chicago, the alliance's top official said Friday. But he denied that alliance member Turkey had blocked Israel's participation. Instead, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the reason is because Israel does not participate in NATO's main military missions. News reports have claimed that Turkey blocked Israel's participation because of the raid in 2010 by Israeli troops on ships heading to Gaza in which eight Turks and a Turkish-American died. NATO has a system of partnerships with dozens of nations across the globe such as the Mediterranean Dialogue, a NATO...
  • City slammed for 'special treatment' of Muslim kids

    05/12/2012 8:47:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | May 12, 2012
    A Swedish school district has sparked outrage for striking a deal with local Muslim groups ensuring Muslim students can skip out on overnight class trips and Muslim girls don't have to be naked when showering at school.
  • Sweden's Reputation As A Welfare State Is In Trouble

    05/11/2012 5:19:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 11, 2012 | Editor
    Economics: The president has been accused of seeking to turn the U.S. into an Americanized Western European welfare state. If he insists on imitating one particular model, we suggest he follow the Swedish paradigm. Sweden has a reputation as the prototypical cradle-to-grave socialist European nation, and the political left has long yearned for America to be more like the Scandinavian nation. But it's looking through a smudged window. With little notice, Sweden has changed. The turnaround has been driven in no small part by the election of Fredrik Reinfeldt as prime minister in 2006. He took office in October of...
  • H&M apologizes for super-tan bikini model ad

    05/10/2012 8:13:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | May 10, 2012
    Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M on Thursday apologized over a swimwear campaign featuring a deeply tanned model that sparked outrage among cancer groups.
  • PICTURES: Swiss pilots fly next-generation Gripen

    05/09/2012 7:47:59 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Flight International ^ | 05/09/2012 | Craig Hoyle
    PICTURES: Swiss pilots fly next-generation Gripen Switzerland has advanced its planned purchase of the Gripen E/F fighter, with two pilots from the nation's air force and Armasuisse procurement agency having flown Saab's development aircraft in Sweden. Four test flights totalling a combined 3h 36min were conducted between 2 and 4 May from the Swedish manufacturer's Linköping site, with Switzerland also having sent flight test engineers to the location. © Armasuisse "We performed flight performance tests using an air policing scenario," says Armasuisse chief test pilot Bernhard Berset. "We simulated a quick reaction alert and a maximum performance intercept to high...
  • Anti-Keynesian Supply Side Tax and Spending Cuts in Sweden, and the Finance Minister Behind It

    05/09/2012 4:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Carpe Diem ^ | 05/09/2012 | Mark J. Perry
    From the U.K. Spectator's report on the amazing success of supply-side economics in Sweden, and finance minister Anders Borg, the man behind it: "When Europe’s finance ministers meet for a group photo, it’s easy to spot the rebel — Anders Borg (pictured above) has a ponytail and earring. What actually marks him out, though, is how he responded to the crash. While most countries in Europe borrowed massively, Borg did not. Since becoming Sweden’s finance minister, his mission has been to pare back government. His ‘stimulus’ was a permanent tax cut. To critics, this was fiscal lunacy. Borg, on...
  • Swedish Stonehenge? Ancient stone structure spurs debate

    04/19/2012 1:53:22 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Crystal Gammon
    Ancient Scandinavians dragged 59 boulders to a seaside cliff near what is now the Swedish fishing village of Kaseberga. They carefully arranged the massive stones — each weighing up to 4,000 pounds (1,800 kilograms) — in the outline of a 220-foot-long (67-meter) ship overlooking the Baltic Sea. Archaeologists generally agree this megalithic structure, known as Ales Stenar ("Ale's Stones"), was assembled about 1,000 years ago, near the end of the Iron Age, as a burial monument. But a team of researchers now argues it's really 2,500 years old, dating from the Scandinavian Bronze Age, and was built as an astronomical...
  • U.S. Sends Anti-Israel Advisor to Anti-Semitic Sweden

    04/17/2012 4:55:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 17, 2012 at 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    U.S. President Barack Obama's controversial anti-Semitism advisor, Hannah Rosenthal, will be visiting Sweden on April 24 to meet with Ilmar Reepalu, the famously anti-Israel mayor of the city of Malmö. According to the American embassy in Stockholm, Rosenthal has been following the rise of anti-Semitism in Malmö for some time and wants to make sure that there are no politicians in the area that encourage discrimination, racism or hatred for Jews. … Like other European countries, Sweden has experienced a significant uptick in anti-Semitic hate-crimes in recent years. Jews in Sweden are frequently subject to harassment and some have been...
  • Shock Video: Swedish Politician Eating From Screaming..trunc (Graphic Depcition Warning)

    04/17/2012 1:35:04 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-17-12 | Unknown
    "A macabre scene with racist undertones took place on Saturday when Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth attended a tax funded party for the powerful Stockholm cultural elite. The self proclamed "anti-racist" Liljeroth, who is currently in the process of removing press subsidy for the only nationalist newspaper in Sweden, declared the party officially started by slicing a piece of a cake depicting a stereotypical African woman."
  • Ikea to enter home electronics market

    04/17/2012 4:11:19 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 32 replies ^ | 04/17/2012 | Rebecca Martin
    <p>I wish IKEA good luck. I don't know much about the market for home electronics in America, but If they manage to compete over here in Europe with the German chain of Media Markt, I'll readily admit Mr. Kamprad (founder and owner of IKEA) to be the greatest business genius on Earth.</p>