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  • Sweden passes law to criminalize any criticism of immigration

    10/20/2014 9:18:43 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 55 replies
    A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be prosecuted for criticizing immigration or politician’s unwillingness to tackle the issue. The Constitutional Committee’s report has been voted for in parliament, seen in a letter from the Parliamentary Offices. Member of Parliament Andrew Norlén, member of the Constitutional Committee, has been pushing the issue and he says it will rapidly become a deterrent. ... Without freedom of speech there can be no democracy. If you are not allowed to say certain things then parties that support your ideas cannot exist and Sweden...
  • Sweden to become first major European country to recognize state of Palestine

    10/07/2014 10:06:25 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10-03-2014 | Johan Ahlander
    Sweden's new center-left government will recognize the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday. U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki called Sweden's decision "premature," citing the need to first resolve final status issues. The UN General Assembly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine in 2012 but the European Union and most EU countries, have yet to give official recognition. "The conflict between Israel can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance with international...
  • Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma

    11/24/2013 6:50:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Brian Shilhavy
    Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat nutrition advice. The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two-year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 studies published through May 31, 2013. Butter, olive oil, heavy cream, and bacon are not harmful foods. Quite the opposite. Fat is the best thing for those who want to lose weight. And there are no connections between a high fat intake and cardiovascular disease. On Monday, SBU, the...
  • Illegal Somali Islamist Rapes Dead Swedish Woman -Sweden Won’t Deport Him

    12/08/2013 10:43:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 46 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 12/8/2013 | Janna Brock
    Sweden is in full surrender to sharia, dying for its apathy and accommodation to the horrors of Islam. According to authorities, a 34-year-old Somali Islamist, who violently raped a dying Swedish woman and continued to rape her dead body, will not be deported. On September 27th, 2013 the man in question, along with another man, violated a Swedish woman in a garage in Stockholm. The woman slipped into an unconscious state during the attack, but was not dead at the beginning of the attack. She was actively dying, no doubt due to the extreme trauma she was under. However, she...
  • On Building a Potato Gun in the Garage

    01/13/2013 9:37:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 1-13-13 | Douglas Wilson
    Our office has been asked for a statement from Douglas Wilson on the news that he has been formally uninvited from delivering the prayer at President Obama's Second Inauguration. This controversy, as many know, revolves around the fact that Pastor Wilson made a joke a number of years ago in a sermon about how Brian McLaren's theology was gay enough to be made conga queen at the Fire Island Fruit Festival. When the AP asked Pastor Wilson about the joke, he had forgotten about it completely. When the tape was played, Pastor Wilson laughed all over again, and said he...
  • Why Do Swedes in America Earn Far More than Swedes in Sweden?

    09/14/2012 9:14:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/14/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    In my travels through Europe, I often wind up debating whether policy is better in the United States or Europe. I generally try to explain that this is the wrong comparison, both because Europe is not a monolithic bloc and also because most individual nations have both good policies and bad policies. But sometimes you have to use blunt comparisons, which is why this data on living standards is powerful evidence that Europe is paying a high price for excessive government. When I cite such data, proponents of statism often respond by arguing that I’m being unfair by lumping together...
  • Strand of Ancient Yarn Suggests Early European Presence in Canada

    07/21/2004 10:54:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 483+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 8, 2001 | editors
    Patricia Sutherland, a Canadian archaeologist, announced that she had found a 10 foot strand of ancient yarn in a collection of Dorset artifacts from Northern Baffin Island that were lying uncataloged here at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where she is a curator. Since the Dorset, forerunners of today's Inuit inhabitants of northern Canada, at the time dressed only in cut and stitched skins, the yarn implied contact with the Norse. Now, as she studies of Canadian collections of native artifacts, she says, "I am finding new Norse materials every couple of weeks. It suggests there was a significant...
  • Kimmirut site suggests early European contact [ Vikings ]

    09/15/2008 8:58:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Nunatsiaq News ^ | September 12, 2008 | Jane George
    Vikings - or perhaps other Europeans - may have set up housekeeping and traded with Inuit 1,000 years ago near today's community of Kimmirut. That's the picture of the past emerging from ancient artifacts found near Kimmirut, where someone collected Arctic hare fur and spun the fur into yarn and someone else carved notches into a wooden stick to record trading transactions. Dorset Inuit probably didn't make the yarn and tally sticks because yarn and wood weren't part of Inuit culture at that time, said Patricia Sutherland, an archeologist with the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Other artifacts from the area,...
  • Swedish cadets groped by female officer

    04/22/2011 7:32:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | April 21, 2011
    A female officer at the Swedish Military Academy (Militärhögskolan) has been suspended after being accused of groping five junior cadets at a spring dance. The woman alledgedly became a little too personal with her students at an after-party following the academy spring dance in late February, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported. One of the cadets described how he suddenly felt the officer's hands on the inside of his underpants while on the dance floor. Another cadet said that he found the female officer getting a bit too friendly and acting as if she was intoxicated.
  • Sweden: A myth past its expiration date

    04/13/2011 8:20:44 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 44 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 12 April | Tokarev
    ...Last year I read at Newgeography.com an article by two Scandinavian economists, Nima Sanandaji (president of the Swedish think tank Captus) and Robert Gidehag (president of the Swedish Taxpayer’s Association). They recalled how one of their colleagues tried to tease Milton Friedman: “In Scandinavia we have no poverty.” With his typical sense of humor, Friedman replied, “That’s interesting, because in America among Scandinavians, we have no poverty either.” To those who are quick to attribute income equality and the long life spans of Sweden to the dominant tax-and-spend social democratic policies of the 20th century, Sanandaji and Gidehag point out...
  • Two Swedes jailed for plotting Somalia attacks

    12/08/2010 7:36:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Local [Sweden] ^ | 12/8/10 | Staff
    Two Swedish citizens of Somali origin, members of the Islamist movement al-Shabaab, were sentenced by a Swedish court on Wednesday to four years in jail for "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia. "The prosecutor proved that the accused had taken it upon themselves and decided with the Somali islamist militia al-Shabaab to commit terrorist crimes in the form of suicide attacks," the court said.
  • Swedes, Norwegians pounce on Chinese garlic smuggler (charged w/illegal import of 28 tons into EU)

    07/07/2010 9:05:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/7/10 | Reuters
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Nordic customs officials have arrested a truck driver after he tried to illegally import 28 tons of Chinese garlic into the European Union. The driver was intercepted last month as he drove the pungent truckload from Norway, which is outside the EU and where garlic is exempt from customs' duties, into Sweden, where garlic is subject to a 9.6 percent EU-wide duty. Smuggling of cheaply produced Chinese garlic into the EU is on the rise, with around 1,200 tons brought into the 27-nation bloc via Norway since 2009, according to the European Anti-Fraud Office, known as OLAF.
  • Terror suspect Swedes still detained: Pakistan

    09/19/2009 11:11:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 925+ views
    THE LOCAL.se ^ | Published: 16 Sep 09 16:50 CET
    SNIPPET: "The Swedes being held in Pakistan include Mehdi Ghezali, who spent two years in Guantánamo Bay following his 2001 arrest in Afghanistan, as well as 28-year-old Munir Awad and 19-year-old Safia Benaouda, and their two and a half-year-old boy. Awad and Benaouda, who was pregnant at the time, were arrested in Kenya in 2007 after fleeing Somalia following the invasion of troops from Ethiopia. They were held in an Ethiopian prison for three months on suspicions of being connected with Somali jihadists fighting against Ethiopia, but no formal charges were ever brought against them." SNIPPET: "Police say they got...
  • Swedish Women Get Hooked on Snus, Letting Lips Bulge (Copenhagen babes)

    03/11/2009 2:48:52 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 5,584+ views
    Bloomberg | 3/11/09 | Tom Mulier
    Bloomberg - link and headline only due to copywrite complaint http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aXZiXY1MAoQ0&refer=exclusive
  • Malmö firefighters demand police escorts

    06/18/2008 12:30:43 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 44 replies · 466+ views
    The Local ^ | 16 Jun 08 | Claudia Rodas
    Firefighters in Malmö in southern Sweden are demanding police escorts on calls. The firefighters have had enough of threats and violence in some of the city's rougher areas. After being attacked by stones on a recent call, they are threatening not to take calls to Rosengård without a police escort. They are also demanding shatterproof windows and surveillance cameras on their vehicles. Bertil Ahlgren, a spokesman at Jägersros fire station where two of the men worked, told TT that their work situation was "completely unacceptable". The firemen were attacked twice last week during calls in the city's Rosengård suburb. In...
  • Holy cow - giant Friesian may be tallest in UK (OF COURSE there are pictures :-))

    05/12/2008 8:14:03 AM PDT · by Stoat · 53 replies · 6,793+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 12, 2008 | Richard Savill
    Holy cow - giant Friesian may be tallest in UK By Richard Savill Last Updated: 2:08PM BST 12/05/2008   Weighing 1.25 tons, and towering 6ft 6in at the shoulder, Chilli, dwarfs most horses, is the same height as a small elephant, and could provide enough steaks to feed an army. BNPS The owners of Chilli, a black and white Friesian steer, believe he may be the tallest bovine in Britain. Naomi Clarke, care manager of the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Chard, Somerset, who raised the bullock, said: “As he was growing up we began noticing that he was bigger...
  • Swedes Find Viking-Era Arab Coins

    04/04/2008 7:50:12 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,087+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-4-2008
    Swedes find Viking-era Arab coinsThe Arab coins reveal where they were minted and the date Swedish archaeologists have discovered a rare hoard of Viking-age silver Arab coins near Stockholm's Arlanda airport. About 470 coins were found on 1 April at an early Iron Age burial site. They date from the 7th to 9th Century, when Viking traders travelled widely. There has been no similar find in that part of Sweden since the 1880s. Most of the coins were minted in Baghdad and Damascus, but some came from Persia and North Africa, said archaeologist Karin Beckman-Thoor. The team from the Swedish...
  • (Some paint Scandinavia black;) The Holocaust: Sweden's complex legacy

    01/28/2007 3:42:15 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 21 replies · 906+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/26/2007 | David Stavrou
    Holocaust: Sweden's complex legacy On 27th January 1945, the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz, an event commemorated around the world on Holocaust Memorial Day. David Stavrou looks at the complex legacy of the Holocaust in Sweden, where the battle to promote tolerance still rages. Chavka Folman-Raban is a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz who arrived in Sweden a few days before the end of the Second World War. Like many other survivors, she was liberated by the Red Cross and found refuge in Sweden. "I'm not sure I can describe with absolute certainty the transition from being a prisoner in a concentration...
  • Muslims Rule Major Swedish City

    http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,529910,00.html Malmø, Sweden. The police now publicly admit what many Scandinavians have known for a long time: They no longer control the situation in the nations's third largest city. It is effectively ruled by violent gangs of Muslim immigrants. Some of the Muslims have lived in the area of Rosengård, Malmø, for twenty years, and still don't know how to read or write Swedish. Ambulance personnel are attacked by stones or weapons, and refuse to help anybody in the area without police escort. The immigrants also spit at them when they come to help. Recently, an Albanian youth was stabbed...
  • Swedish Muslims Take Anti-Prophet Priest to Court

    04/22/2005 8:26:21 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 31 replies · 1,221+ views
    Islam Online ^ | April 22, 2005 | IslamOnline.net
    STOCKHOLM, April 22, 2005 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – A top Muslim scholar said the minority would abide by the Swedish law in confronting a Christian preacher who insulted Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), urging his fellow Swedish Muslims not to take the law into their own hands or commit any violent acts to avenge the repulsive remarks of the Christian cleric. “We beg those who threatened (Runar) Sogaard, in the name of Islam, to let Swedish law judge between him and us,” Hassan Moussa, the head of Sweden’s council of imams, wrote in the Expressen newspaper, according to Reuters Friday, April...
  • Painting removed after Muslim complaints, threats

    02/05/2005 5:02:05 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 38 replies · 3,292+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 4, 2005 | AP
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden-- A painting depicting a couple making love while covered in Quranic verses was removed from a Swedish museum this week after hundreds of complaints, some threatening, from Muslims who found it offensive, officials said Thursday. The painting, "Scene d'Amour," by Louzla Darabi, was removed Monday from an exhibit about AIDS at the World Culture Museum in Goteborg in southern Sweden. More than 400,000 of Sweden's 9 million residents are Muslim, and the museum received some 700 complaints about the painting, including some that were threatening. Museum director Jette Sandahl said the painting was removed because it was detracting...
  • Thai tsunami trauma sparks rash of foreign ghost sightings

    01/13/2005 6:58:53 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 1,337+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | Staff
    PATONG, Thailand (AFP) - A second surge of tsunami terror is hitting southern Thailand, but this time it is a wave of foreign ghosts terrifying locals in what health experts described as an outpouring of delayed mass trauma. AFP Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Asian Tsunami Disaster Tales of ghost sightings in the six worst hit southern provinces have become endemic, with many locals saying they are too terrified to venture near the beach or into the ocean. Spooked volunteer body searchers on the resort areas of Phi Phi island and Khao Lak are reported to have looked for tourists heard...
  • Keeping up with the Johnsons and Andersons and Petersons ...

    01/04/2005 7:37:11 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 5 replies · 395+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 1-04-05 | star tribune/secretary of state
    Forthwith, a grab bag of facts about the 2005 Legislature. This version of Minnesota's citizen Legislature has: • Five Johnsons: Reps. Jeff, R-Plymouth; Ruth, DFL-St. Peter; Sheldon, DFL-St. Paul; Sens. Dean, DFL-Willmar; Debbie, R-Ham Lake. • Three Andersons: Reps. Irv, DFL-International Falls; Bruce, R-Buffalo Township; Sen. Ellen, DFL-St. Paul. • Three Petersons: Reps. Aaron, DFL-Madison; Neil, R-Bloomington; Sandra, DFL-New Hope. • Two Larsons: Rep. Dan, DFL-Bloomington; Sen. Cal, R-Fergus Falls. • Two Murphys: Rep. Mary, DFL-Hermantown; Sen. Steve, DFL-Red Wing. • Two Nelsons: Reps. Michael, DFL-Brooklyn Park; Peter, R-Lindstrom. • Two Olsons: Rep. Mark, R-Big Lake; Sen. Gen, R-Minnetrista. •...
  • Swedish and German deaths soaring

    12/29/2004 12:20:19 PM PST · by Pikamax · 46 replies · 1,997+ views
    SMH ^ | 12/30/04 | Connie Levett
    Swedish and German deaths soaring By Connie Levett, Herald Correspondent in Phuket December 30, 2004 Page Tools Email to a friend Printer format More than 1000 Swedes and Germans are missing, feared dead, as the death toll in Thailand continues to mount. One Swedish tour company, Fritidsresor, has 600 people it cannot account for. Another, MyTravel, has 297 Swedes missing, according to Swedish newspaper reports. Hundreds of German tourists are also missing. The devastated Khao Lak area, 90 minutes north of Phuket, had a strong representation of both nationalities. Many of the resorts were old-style bungalows on the beach that...
  • Swedes Urged To Pull Fillings From Corpses

    05/20/2004 4:04:00 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 194+ views
    IOL ^ | 5-19-2004
    Swedes urged to pull fillings from corpses May 19 2004 at 07:33PM Stockholm - Amalgam tooth fillings made with mercury should be pulled out before people are cremated to cut emissions of the highly toxic metal, a Swedish government agency report proposed on Wednesday. Mercury, also known as quicksilver, has been linked to neurological problems and is especially harmful to young children and foetuses. It would be "difficult from the ethical point of view, but it it is nevertheless desirable to be able to decrease the emission of quicksilver", the Chemical Inspectorate report said. It calculated that since three quarters...
  • FOUR TERRORISTS ARRESTED IN SWEDEN: Responsible for terror against U.S. forces in Iraq.

    04/19/2004 10:30:11 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 65 replies · 360+ views
    Aftonbladet ^ | 20 April, 2004 | Johan Taubert
    Four suspected terrorists were arrested yesterday in Stockholm and Malmoe. The Swedish Police Special International Unit raided several addresses in Sweden. The terrorists are accused of helping the Iraq resistance commit acts of terror against the US forces in Iraq. The Swedish Police Special International Unit raided three different addresses in Stockholm, and one address in Malmoe yesterday. - The four suspects are connected to terrorist activities, islamic extremism that takes place outside of Europe, says investigator, Lars Bellmann. Anti-USA According to what this newspapers knows, the raids were conducted upon intelligence shared by the U.S. government. - These are...