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  • Finnish lady describes the Muslim violence, they brag of attacks. (video)

    03/21/2017 12:18:01 AM PDT · by BestPresidentEver · 13 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ebqZ-z2ts8 There are countless videos like this on youtube but I felt this one deserves more attention.
  • Operation ‘Platinfuchs’ Was an Early Nazi Defeat on the Eastern Front

    03/09/2017 7:46:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 9, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    The Soviet navy during World War II is perhaps best remembered for its vigorous role in the doomed defense of the ports of Odessa and Sevastopol in the Crimean Sea. However, in the Arctic north, the Soviet warships would have a major impact in the opening months of the war with Nazi Germany. A ragtag fleet of destroyers and patrol boats, backed up by two stout-hearted rifle divisions, brought Hitler’s elite mountain troops skidding to a halt, preserving a vital supply line to Britain and the United States.
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Finland just launched a radical experiment in giving people free money - How 5 People Will Use

    03/07/2017 9:37:43 AM PST · by blam · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-7-2017 | Chris Weller
    Mire Ibrahim waves the Finnish flag during a demonstration against racism where an estimated 15,000 people attended in Helsinki, Finland July 28, 2015. Reuters/Vesa Moilanen For the next two years, 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will share a special bond: Thanks to a new federal program, they'll each receive a free $600 per month, no questions asked. Even if people get a job, the money will keep coming in. The program, put on by the country's social security agency, Kela, is testing out a modified version of basic income. Under basic income, every citizen gets a regular allowance regardless...
  • 20mm Anti-Tank Gun vs 16 Steel Sheets

    03/06/2017 5:03:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/6/2017 | FullMag
    Watch as Full Mag Youtuber fires a Finnish Lahti L-39 anti-tank gun at 16 1/4 inch steel plates spaced out between 4 inches. Using armor piercing Tungsten rounds to see how many steel it can punch through. The weapon utilizes skis and a special bipod to stabilize the recoil. The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20 mm anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. It had excellent accuracy, penetration and range, but its size made transportation difficult. It was nicknamed “Norsupyssy” ("Elephant Gun"), and as tanks developed armour too thick for the Lahti to penetrate its uses switched to...
  • Putin Not So Bad, NATO Lame, Greatest Threats To Europe Are Terrorism And Migration

    02/19/2017 10:18:29 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 18, 2017
    The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö made it clear to CNBC last week that while Russia's actions involving Crimea must come to a peaceful resolution, the most important issues facing Europe right now are terrorism and migration. Despite Finland pledging $55 Million Euros to NATO, Niinistö also made it clear that European nations need to ultimately be responsible for their own security.
  • USAF deploys WC-135 sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels detected in Europe

    02/20/2017 11:11:19 AM PST · by nycinfotech · 26 replies
    Aviationist Blog ^ | 2/19/2017 | Dave Cenciotti
    Since January 2017, low levels of radioactive Iodine-131 contamination have been detected over various European countries. Highest levels have been detected in Poland. The radioactive particles were first detected in Finland. Source is anyone's guess, but the initial area of detection and area of highest concentration point to Russia. I disagree with the blog's conclusion that this is likely to be a nuclear test since I-131 has a short half-life of 8 days. More likely, there's an ongoing issue with a Russian nuclear reactor. (Doesn't have to be a power station - could be a sub or other naval reactor.)
  • Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark

    02/19/2017 12:26:08 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Barents Observer ^ | 2/19/17 | Thomas Nilsen
    A trace of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin was in January detected over large areas in Europe. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is a proof of a rather recent release. Where the radioactivity is coming from is still a mystery. The air filter station at Svanhovd was the first to measure small amounts of the radioactive Ionide-131 in the second week of January. The station is located a few hundred metres from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the north. Soon, the same Iodine-131 isotope was measured in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland....
  • Sako M92S based on the AK

    02/09/2017 7:26:22 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/9/2017 | J Hines
    Larry Vickers gets a chance to take this ultra-rare Sako M92S Rifle down range, which was based on the Soviet AK and Valmet Rifles. The semi-automatic only Sako M92S rifle fires the 7.62x39mm cartridge. This model has a folding stock, a grenade launcher adapter and gas cut off switch. With many other add-ons, this rifle with a milled receiver is quite the shooter. The magazine release is very slick. According to Larry, the shooting feels soft and thinking that the Fin’s did not overload the gas like the AK-47, most AK’s are overloaded with gas. This sweet-shooting Finnish rifle is...
  • Finland Has A Message For The Islamic Migrants

    01/23/2017 7:10:06 AM PST · by Finnwolf · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 6, 2016 | SNOW FLAKE
    Hear a Finnish woman addressing the Islamic immigration problem.
  • Pope: Luther’s intention was to renew the Church, not divide her

    01/19/2017 5:23:10 PM PST · by piusv · 19 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 1/19/2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday said that “the intention of Martin Luther five hundred years ago was to renew the Church, not divide her”. Speaking to members of an Ecumenical Delegation from Finland who are in the Vatican to take part in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Pope recalled his visit to Sweden last October and said that the “gathering there gave us the courage and strength, in our Lord Jesus Christ, to look ahead to the ecumenical journey that we are called to walk together.” The Pope ended his speech with off-the-cuff remarks thanking the...
  • Finnair flight 666 to HEL on Friday 13

    01/13/2017 2:45:19 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    RT ^ | 1/13/17 | RT
    Finland's national airline is not superstitious. Finnair flight AY666 took off from Copenhagen and flew to Helsinki on Friday the 13th. What's more, the baggage code for Helsinki airport is HEL. Finnair has been making this flight for many years, but it gets particularly attractive whenever it happens on Friday the 13th. The last flight under similar circumstances was on May 13, 2016. It landed successfully three minutes late without any problems. “It has been quite a joke among the pilots. I'm not a superstitious man. It's only a coincidence for me,” pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto said previously. “If there's some...
  • Sephora Ikalaba is Miss Helsinki 2017 (Hubba-hubba!)

    01/08/2017 8:22:54 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 87 replies
    Ilta Sanomat ^ | 1-7-2017 | Tunnous Salane
    Hallitseva Miss Helsinki Hannaleena Laaksamo kehotti finaalivalinnan jälkeen uutta Miss Helsinkiä olemaan oma itsensä loppuun asti. Hänen mukaansa ei tarvitse olla pinnallinen ollakseen missi. Missivuoden kohokohdaksi hän nostaa kaikessa yksinkertaisuudessaan kruunun saamisen Jessica Ruokolan siitä luovuttua. – Se oli niin suuri yllätys, Laaksamo kertoi Ilta-Sanomille. Neljänneksi sijoittui Melina Häyrinen ja viidenneksi Salla Nyholm. Lehdistön ihannetytöksi valittu Vivianna Eksymä, joka kuitenkin oli vasta finaalin kuudes.
  • Finland launches a guaranteed basic income program for the unemployed

    01/03/2017 1:56:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Ah, socialism. Is there ever a time you fail to amuse us?In Finland we are seeing the launch of an idea which has been popular among liberals for quite some time but hasn’t really caught on anywhere. The government there has launched a pilot program where a select group of unemployed people will be given an assured basic income starting this month with no strings attached, no requirement to work (or do anything else for that matter) and no end to the program even if they go back to work. What could possibly go wrong? (Associated Press) Finland has...
  • Finland is giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income

    01/03/2017 8:19:22 AM PST · by Signalman · 40 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 1/3/2017 | Ivana Kottasova
    Finland has started a radical experiment: It's giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income, with funds that keep flowing whether participants work or not. The program, which kicks off this month, is one of the first efforts to test a "universal basic income." Participants will receive €560 ($587) a month -- money that is guaranteed regardless of income, wealth or employment status. The idea is that a universal income offers workers greater security, especially as technological advances reduce the need for human labor. It will also allow unemployed people to pick up odd jobs without losing their benefits. The initial program...
  • Finland to pay unemployed basic income of $587 per month

    01/02/2017 10:56:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2017 1:49 PM EST | Jari Tanner
    Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to €560 ($587), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment. Olli Kangas from the Finnish government agency KELA, which is responsible for the country’s social benefits, said Monday that the two-year trial with the 2,000 randomly-picked citizens who receive unemployment benefits kicked off Jan. 1. Those chosen will receive €560 every month, with no reporting requirements on how they spend it. The amount will be deducted from any benefits they already...
  • Europe: Illegal to Criticize Islam [Migration policy-It's off-limits & criminally prosecutable]

    12/28/2016 10:20:18 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 73 replies
    Gatestone Institute.org ^ | December 12, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    Go to the source for examples of persecution within European countries. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9525/europe-illegal-criticize-islam Here's a summary: First, understand that prosecuting and sanctioning people who criticize Islam has become more common in Europe. This explains the seemingly pitiful willingness of the Europeans to silently watch their countries fill with muslim refugee-settlers. They are now prosecuted for free speech. The "cutting out the tongue" or "imprisonment" policies for criticism of islam was once restricted to only sharia law -Muslim countries where it is 100% forbidden. Now the European courts are submitting to islam and taking cues from sharia law. European governments are deliberately...
  • Europe: Illegal to Criticize Islam

    12/12/2016 9:45:54 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 12, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    - While Geert Wilders was being prosecuted in the Netherlands for talking about "fewer Moroccans" during an election campaign, a state-funded watchdog group says that threatening homosexuals with burning, decapitation and slaughter is just fine, so long as it is Muslims who are making those threats, as the Quran tells them that such behavior is mandated. - "I am still of the view that declaring statistical facts or even sharing an opinion is not a crime if someone doesn't like it." - Finns Party politician, Terhi Kiemunki, fined 450 euros for writing of a "culture and law based on a...
  • Gunman in Finland Kills Local Politician, 2 Others With Rifle Outside Restaurant

    12/04/2016 9:59:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | December 4, 20169:53 AM ET | Brakkton Booker
    A gunman in southeastern Finland shot dead three women, including a local politician, outside a restaurant around midnight local time using a rifle, according to police on Sunday. The shooting took place in Imatra, about a three hours drive east of Helsinki, Finland's capitol. Police detained a 23-year-old man who did not resist arrest. According to The Guardian the man had a criminal record, though neither his name nor any details of his criminal history were provided. The Guardian also named one of the victims as Tiina Wilen-Jappinen, the chairwoman of Imatra's council. The other victims were journalists according to...
  • Hot Damn, This Finnish Anti-Tank Rifle Was Gigantic: The L-39 weighed 109 pounds

    11/15/2016 5:55:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 15, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    The mammoth Lahti L-39 anti-tank rifle, designed by Aimo Lahti — Finland’s greatest gun-designer — served Finland well during the 1940s. The 20-millimeter, semi-automatic anti-tank rifle’s barrel alone was 51.2 inches long, and the overall weapon weighed a staggering 109 pounds. Through the 1930s, the Finnish military had debated the optimum caliber of weapon for use against armor. Officials suggested 12.7 millimeter, 13.2 millimeter and 20 millimeter — and planned to use the same caliber round in both anti-armor and anti-aircraft roles.
  • Silly Ski-Armor Got Lots of Soviet Soldiers Killed

    10/27/2016 6:20:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 27, 2016 | David Axe
    It’s no secret that the Soviet army was badly prepared to fight Finnish forces in late 1939 and early 1940, during the brief, bloody and — for the Soviets — catastrophic Russo-Finnish Winter War. One particularly ill-conceived weapon underscores just how unready the Soviets were. The armored sled. In essence, a pair of overburdened skis supporting an entirely-too-heavy metal shield that Soviet commanders hoped would help protect hapless infantry in the absence of tank and artillery support. The sled failed. Worse, it actually got a lot of young Soviet troopers needlessly killed.
  • The Father's Plumb Line "Jesus Christ in us"[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2016 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My Plumb Line is a constant in your life it will never leave you or forsake you but can you even see it or is it masked by Your own desires or distorted by those around you that are blind to my True Will for My Word is Eternal and so it is with The Plumb Line of My Heart for it is when you align your life with My Heart by becoming servant of The Living God that your Heart on earth Becomes aligned with My Heart Your Heavenly Father so as you surrender all to Me My Son...
  • YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/12/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    You are not exempt my children from the harvest just because your priorities collide with My kingdom Rules and regulations(that is The Harvest first) for it is all about Salvation of the lost now for my time has come and soon I shall be with you for a sweeping up of all My sheep. So for those too busy as Martha and have not chosen the best as Mary, Truly your reward shall be diminished from those that have forsaken all to tend my sheep in the pasture of light I have supplied(that is My spirit upon the earth) for...
  • How One Scientist Decoded the Mysterious Sounds of the Northern Lights

    10/13/2016 5:13:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 12, 2016 06:48am ET | Tom Metcalfe
    For more than 15 years, a lone scientist in southern Finland has spent countless winter nights among the snowy fields and frozen lakes around his village, in pursuit of one of the most ephemeral mysteries of the heavens: the faint, almost phantasmagorical sounds heard during intense displays of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. The epic study by acoustician Unto K. Laine includes the first audio recordings of the muffled crackling or popping sometimes heard overhead during spectacular aurora displays. ... Laine has shown the sounds are real, and he thinks he has found what causes them: sparks of electricity...
  • Will beaver groping end Trump's campaign?

    10/11/2016 7:17:41 PM PDT · by Finnwolf · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 9, 2016 | The Swan of Tuonela
    So here we are again: the mainstream media predicts "it'll be the end of Trump's campaign" again. Here's my prediction on it.
  • Migrants raise hell in Finland (media cover-up fails)

    09/21/2016 5:47:38 PM PDT · by beejaa · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/28/16 | The Swan of Tuonela
    The town of Forssa didn't want asylum seekers in, but they were placed there anyway. Now things are getting heated up as the locals get fed up with the aggressive, noisy and gropey foreigners.
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Finnish Official SLAMS Islam: ‘One day Europe will rise against you…’ (video)

    When it comes to politicians and Muslims, we’ve seen a lot of politically correct rump-kissing. Especially when those politicians hail from Europe (see Angela Merkel: ‘Germany is Ravaged by Terrorism… But We Want More Refugees!). That’s why this speech is refreshing, and rather entertaining. This Finnish MP has no qualms about telling it like it is. The result? Pure awesome. "Especially you migrants, and Muslims, I know you. I lived in your country for 10 years, and have seen how cruel, arrogant, and stupid you are. You don’t respect your women. You force them to be your slaves. You are...
  • 4yrs in jail, damages: Finnish man sentenced after defending against home invasion

    07/22/2016 7:46:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    rt.com ^ | 7/20/2016 | unknown
    The homeowner has been convicted of “excessive self-defense and attempted manslaughter,” Helsinki news reports. He will serve an unconditional sentence for four years and two months, which he has to spend in prison. The man also has to pay damages to his attackers, with the fine totaling €21,000 (US$23,000). The newspaper does not provide information on the severity of injuries sustained by the home-invaders, however, it is known that they survived the event.
  • Is Hyperloop coming to Europe? Super-fast transport system...from Helsinki to Stockholm...

    07/06/2016 8:11:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Hyperloop One has released a proposal that will allow passengers to commute 310 miles (500km) between Helsinki in Finland and Stockholm in Sweden in just 28 minutes. Currently it takes around an hour to fly from Stockholm to Helsinki, or a 16 hour ferry journey. The company was among the first to demonstrate its technology for the transport system, dreamed up by Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk, in a trial in the Navada desert in May. It hopes to build pods that can travel through vacuum tubes at speeds of up to 700mph. In a feasibility study drawn...
  • Finnish was the second language of Sweden for centuries. Now Arabic is overtaking it.

    04/07/2016 12:57:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/07/2016 | Adam Taylor
    Officially, Sweden doesn't keep a record of the languages its inhabitants speak. That fact was infuriating to Mikael Parkvall, a linguist at Stockholm University, so he decided to find out for himself. What is the most popular non-Swedish language in Sweden? After poring over various statistics and studies, Parkvall came to a conclusion: Arabic was very likely to now be the second most popular language in the Scandinavian country. Parkvall's study focused on native languages rather than second languages, which he says are a better judge of what languages are actually spoken in a country (while English is widely spoken...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Putin’s Russia is a poor, drunk soccer hooligan

    06/22/2016 9:54:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 123 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06-22-2016 | Scott Gilmore
    Russia is not the country you think it is. Its economy is smaller than South Korea’s. Its people are poorer than Kazakhstan’s. It trails Finland in technology. And it has a smaller military budget than Saudi Arabia... ...Russia hosted the Olympics, punched Georgia in the nose, took back the Crimea, invaded Ukraine, flew bombers through NATO airspace, built military bases in the Arctic, and generally flexed and posed like an oiled, aged, but still buff, body builder. And we’ve been paying increasingly rapt attention, not noticing the geriatric walker hidden just off stage. A closer look is almost shocking. According...
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland To Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/29/2016 5:25:06 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 29, 2016 With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job. The plan, as The Daily Mail reports,...
  • How Feminism Destroyed Europe | Iben Thranholm and Stefan Molyneux

    05/31/2016 3:29:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    YouTube/PeaceFreedomProsperity.com ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    The massive feminization of culture has had a major impact on European politics and the decisions which have lead to the European Migrant Crisis. Iben Thranholm joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the deficiency of masculinity in European culture, how feminism has programmed women to see men as the enemy and the future of western civilization. "As the refugee crisis erupted and overwhelmed Europe, its political leaders - spearheaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel - acted like timid mother hens, not as strong men responsible for guarding their country from an invasion." - Iben Thranholm Iben Thranholm is one of Denmark’s...
  • Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation

    05/30/2016 10:50:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Andrew Higgins
    HELSINKI, Finland — Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators. The response was overwhelming, though not in the direction that the journalist, Jessikka Aro, had hoped. As she expected, she received some feedback from people who had clashed with aggressively pro-Russian voices online. But she was taken aback, and shaken, by a vicious retaliatory campaign of harassment and insults against her and her work by...
  • The Truth in The Matter Reigns Supreme[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/26/2016 10:32:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Circumstantial evidence is when The enemy would have you believe in a lie instead of The Truth in the matter(substance) for truly as you are obedient to follow My Son "THE WORD" it is then My Spirit maintains your walk on the Highway of Holiness free from guile and the lies that distract you from My SON for I am not a man that should sway you from The Truth of My ~ Eternal Kingdom ~ and Glory forever, as you "ARE" My Children. Numbers 23:19 19 God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie,...
  • Nokia sheds over a thousand jobs in Finland

    05/24/2016 7:22:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Street Wise Journal ^ | 22 May 2016
    Nokia, once the undisputed king of the mobile phone industry, is to cut one thousand and thirty-two jobs in Finland, in a cost cutting exercise after its acquisition of Alcatel Lucent – the telecommunications network equipment maker, according to a statement issued on Friday. Finland’s largest company has in fact shed thousands of jobs in the European country over the past few years, as it’s once mighty phone business was overtaken and outshone by companies who capitalised on consumer demand for smartphones, leaving Nokia scrambling to catch up. Nokia started the cost-cutting program in April and is aiming to save...
  • Sweden and Finland upgrade NATO relations

    05/20/2016 11:31:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    euobserver.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Lisbeth Kirk
    Sweden and Finland have taken part in their first-ever Nato foreign ministers’ meeting. The Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallstroem, and Finnish foreign minister, Timo Soini, were in Brussels on Friday (20 May) at the same table as their 28 Nato counterparts for a three-hour long meeting on developing closer Nato-EU ties. Their participation was hailed as a sign that the two non-aligned countries are moving closer to Nato and US security structures. "This illustrates both, the importance of Nato and EU cooperation and the vital role of Sweden and Finland on issues of common concern, such as hybrid threats and...
  • Obama's Praise of Finland's Heavy Metal Goes Viral

    05/16/2016 3:54:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 5/16 | Umut Uras
    Social media reacts after US president says Nordic country's good governance might be linked to its heavy metal culture.US President Barack Obama's commendation of the popularity of heavy metal music genre in Finland has gone viral on social media. Obama's remarks came on Friday as he hosted the leaders of European Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden - at a summit in the Washington DC. Finland has 53 heavy metal bands per 100,000 people, followed by Sweden with 37, while Norway has 27, according to a research by a Reddit user, who took the listing of...
  • Islamists Infiltrate The Swedish Government

    05/16/2016 12:25:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/16/16 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Ingrid Carlqvist via The Gatestone Institute, The library in Arvika surprised patrons by offering Arabic language courses. Many Swedes wondered if offering courses in Swedish to the Arabic-speaking immigrants would not be more productive. The library, however, does not offer any such service. The Immigration Service released a new report on April 8, entitled "Are You Married?", which showed how its own case officers allow child marriages. Swedish authorities have approved hundreds of polygamous marriages among immigrants, law professor Göran Lind revealed on April 4. An asylum seeker was arrested April 23 for kicking his wife in the...
  • Obama: Put Nordic Countries ‘In Charge for a While’ Because ‘They Could Clean Things Up’

    05/16/2016 9:45:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 84 replies
    mrctv ^ | 05/16/2016 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama said that Nordic countries would make the world “more secure and more prosperous” if "we" would just let them run things. Welcoming the leaders of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland to the White House on Friday, Obama said that, if “we” let Nordic countries control the world, that “they could clean things up”: “So I really do believe that the world would be more secure and more prosperous if we just had more partners like our Nordic countries. There have been times where I’ve said, why don’t we just put all these small countries in charge for...
  • Four teens charged over alleged rape on Baltic cruise ( Sweden )

    05/14/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Sweden - the local ^ | 12 May 2016
    Four men are facing trial this month accused of raping a woman on a student ferry trip between Stockholm and Finland, one in a series of alleged incidents on the so-called Baltic booze cruises. ... On Thursday four 19-year-old men were charged. According to the prosecutor no one else is believed to have been involved in the alleged aggravated rape. ... All Sweden-Finland ferry crossings give adult passengers the opportunity to purchase duty free alcohol, offering a huge discount for Nordic travellers used to some of the highest food and drink taxes in Europe. The incident is among several rapes...
  • Obama hosts summit of Nordic leaders at White House

    05/13/2016 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 9:58 AM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    … Obama welcomed the leaders of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark to the White House on Friday morning. At a simple indoor ceremony, Obama says the countries are a “model of cooperation” and “punch above their weight” particularly on humanitarian and environmental efforts. …
  • Europe to campaign for arch-terrorist's Nobel Peace Prize

    05/11/2016 12:28:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    The wife of arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti has revealed that European MPs and political parties support her husband's candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize, and will soon come out and publicly express their position of support for him. Fadwa Barghouti, the wife of the senior terrorist from Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party who is serving five life sentences in Israel, welcomed her husband's Nobel Prize candidacy in an interview with the Turkish Anadolu news agency. She praised the Arab League support for his candidacy, which was submitted in early March by Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina, who won...
  • EU Finance Ministers Debate New-Look Euro: Weigh Mixed-Bad Economic Outlook

    05/13/2005 8:27:42 AM PDT · by demlosers · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Friday May 13, 2005 | Robert Wielaard
    EU Finance Ministers Debate New-Look Euro Coins; Weigh Mixed-Bad Economic Outlook LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- EU finance ministers, opening a two-day meeting Friday, sought to make sense of a mixed bag of economic data from the euro zone, with Germany posting its strongest growth in four years but Italy sliding into recession. "This is a very serious problem," Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean Claude Juncker said upon arriving at the meeting he was leading. EU Finance Commissioner Joaquin Solbes said "growth in Germany was good news [1% 1Q GDP], but Italy is bad news." And Gerrit Zalm, the Dutch finance minister whose...
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    03/18/2016 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2016 10:16 AM EDT
    … The White House says the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will meet with Obama at the White House on May 13. The summit will include talks on environmental initiatives, nuclear security and countering violent extremism. …
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    03/16/2016 1:30:27 PM PDT · by cll · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/16/2016 | Philip Pullella
    Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world's happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle inequality and protect the environment. The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. The top 10 this year were Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. Denmark was in third place last year, behind Switzerland and Iceland. The bottom 10 were Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin,...
  • To those that Overcome yet not to the Lazy[Charismatic Caucus]

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    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-1-16 | bible
    My WORD to you is meant to be used and adhered to as the mighty men of David that willingly supported their king by leading in the battle no matter the numbers for they walked in My wisdom and their obedience came from actively pursuing the command of their king that walked in My understanding without fear. So it must be with you my children do not be like the sloth and bury the talents I have so graciously bestowed upon you for as you do it shall be multiplied onto you yet in this same manner I shall send...