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  • Finland's air force quietly ditches infamous SWASTIKA symbol from its command insignia

    07/02/2020 4:52:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2020 | Harry Howard
    Finland's air force has quietly dropped the infamous swastika from its command insignia after critics called for it to be changed because of its links with Nazi Germany. The air force had used the symbol ever since it was founded in 1918 and long before it was co-opted by mass murderer Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party. But in a change first noticed by University of Helsinki academic Teivo Teivainen and reported by the BBC, the air force command has stopped using the unit emblem.
  • Sensors detect rise in nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

    06/26/2020 8:40:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Radiation sensors in Stockholm have detected higher-than-usual but still harmless levels of isotopes produced by nuclear fission, probably from somewhere on or near the Baltic Sea, a body running a worldwide network of the sensors said on Friday. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) oversees a network of hundreds of monitoring stations that use seismic, hydroacoustic and other technology to check for a nuclear weapon test anywhere in the world. That technology can, however, be put to other uses as well. One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale radioactive particles that can be carried long distances...
  • Radioactivity is blowing in the air (from western Russia?)

    06/28/2020 6:48:21 AM PDT · by texas booster · 24 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | June 26 2020 | Thomas Nilsen
    Invisible for humans, but detectable for radiation-filters. A cloud with tiny levels of radioactivity, believed to originate from western Russia, has been detected over Scandinavia and European Arctic. First, in week 23 (June 2-8), iodine-131 was measured at the two air filter stations Svanhovd and Viksjøfjell near Kirkenes in short distance from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The same days, on June 7 and 8, the CTBTO-station at Svalbard measured tiny levels of the same isotope. CTBTO is the global network of radiological and seismic monitoring under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Norway’s nuclear watchdog, the DSA, underlines that...
  • Denmark, Finland say they saw no increase in coronavirus after schools re-opened

    05/30/2020 7:39:53 AM PDT · by Conserv · 5 replies
    The Nordic countries of Denmark and Finland are reporting no increase in the spread of coronavirus since opening their respective schools, further suggesting that children are less likely to be sickened by COVID-19 and spread the virus. Denmark began sending its children back to school on April 15, just over a month after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen issued an extensive nationwide lockdown. They were kept spaced apart in classrooms and on playgrounds, while sanitation measures such as hand-washing stations and deep-cleaning procedures were put into place. Similar measures were put into place in Finland to keep children from congregating in...
  • Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

    05/20/2020 2:57:32 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 69 replies
    AP ^ | today (hey it says that) - 5/20/2020 | By ZEINA KARAM
    BEIRUT (AP) — In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itself, passed from hand to hand across neighborhoods, cities and societies just like the coronavirus, is a source of suspicion rather than reassurance. No longer a thing to be shoved mindlessly into a pocket, tucked into a worn wallet or thrown casually on a kitchen counter, money’s status has changed during the virus era — perhaps irrevocably. The pandemic has also reawakened debate about the continued viability...
  • Swedish, Finnish Authorities Note ‘Heavy Over-Representation’ Of Somalis Among COVID-19 Cases

    04/16/2020 6:56:20 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    Blazing Cat Fur ^ | April 16, 2020 | Blazing Cat Fur
    During its recent press conference, the agency said that this particularly applied to Somalis, but also immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Finland, Turkey, Iran, the former Yugoslavia, and Eritrea.
  • Portugal's Costa criticises Netherlands over commitment to EU

    04/10/2020 1:58:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 10, 2020 | by Catarina Demony
    LISBON - Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Friday that the Netherlands’ attempt to block economic support to fight the coronavirus raised questions about the future of the European Union. “If under these conditions it’s not possible for Europe to ensure a common response to this challenge, this is a sign of great concern for those who believe in Europe,” Costa said in an interview with local news agency Lusa. Costa questioned whether “there is anyone who wants to be left out” of the EU or the 19-member euro zone. “Naturally, I’m referring to the Netherlands,” he said. “There...
  • Pasvik, the River that tells the High North (between Finland, Norway and Russia)

    04/10/2020 1:10:14 PM PDT · by texas booster · 31 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | April 09, 2020 | Olivier Truc
    ...So it is no coincidence that when the opportunity arose, we chose the Pasvik River, the river that forms the border between Norway, Russia and Finland. For one simple reason: the Pasvik River alone tells the story not only of the High North, but also of the continent. Nothing less. We followed it from Lake Inari in Finland, where it originates, to Kirkenes, where it flows into the Barents Sea. From the depths of Lapland, where it tells History, to the Arctic Ocean, where it meets future. The Pasvik border can be summed up like this, stories of reindeer and...
  • How is Sweden doing with no lock down

    04/05/2020 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Worldometers ^ | April 5,2020 | Hojzyk
    Sweden has twice the population Last updated: April 05, 2020, 19:26 GMT Sweden Coronavirus Cases: 6,830 Deaths: 401 Recovered: 205 Last updated: April 05, 2020, 19:32 GMT Denmark Coronavirus Cases: 4,369 Deaths: 179 Recovered: 1,327 Finland Coronavirus Cases: 1,927 Deaths: 28 Recovered: 300 Looks like Finland may be like Montana. wide open space
  • Fight against Coronavirus in Finland hampered by lack of leadership

    04/04/2020 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 28 replies
    Helsinki Times ^ | March 2020 | Staff
    It was only a couple of weeks ago when the Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin, accompanied by Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru, and Minister of Finance Katri Kulmuni marched into a press conference and announced that there is no epidemic in Finland and not much needed to be done. At the time, there were only two confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country. Last Thursday, the same ministers walked in again in the same order to announce that now the epidemic in Finland can not be stopped,...
  • "Stop! Dont Touch Me ! This Is My No-No Square!

    03/05/2020 12:17:13 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 46 replies
    Reclaim The Net and Youtube ^ | 3/5/20 | Cindy Harper
    A TikTok video designed to raise awareness of sexual abuse in Finland has gone viral and received a lot of attention – but not necessarily for the reasons that they may have anticipated. A video from the account @sannanopsa, representing the Finnish city of Oulu, was created to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and empowering people to be aware of rape. The video, in which five representatives do a brief dance to the lyrics, “Stop, don't touch me there. This is my no-no square,” has been ridiculed online for being a weak attempt to deal with a serious issue....
  • If You Drive An Expensive Car You’re Probably A Jerk, Scientists Say

    02/26/2020 2:40:19 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/26/2020 | Rob Picheta
    (CNN) — The science is looking pretty unanimous on this one: Drivers of expensive cars are the worst. A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road — with the likelihood they’ll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra $1,000 that their vehicle is worth. Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas speculated that the expensive car owners “felt a sense of superiority over other road users” and were less able to empathize with lowly sidewalk-dwellers. They came to this conclusion after asking volunteers to...
  • Class ring lost in Maine turns up nearly 50 years later in Finland

    02/17/2020 11:33:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 14, 2020 / 1:58 PM | Ben Hooper
    Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Maine woman who lost her then-boyfriend's class ring in 1973 was reunited with the precious item after it was found buried in a park in Finland. Debra McKenna, 63, said her then-boyfriend, Shawn, gave her the Morse High School ring before he headed to college in 1973 and she accidentally left it in a bathroom at the Porteous, Mitchell & Braun Co. department store in Portland only a few months later. McKenna and Shawn married in 1977 and remained together until he died in 2017 after a long fight with cancer. The woman said the...
  • The Deadliest Marksman’s Cold, Brave Stand

    01/14/2020 4:34:22 PM PST · by Daffynition · 26 replies ^ | 1.9.20 | Michael Stahl
    The war was nearly over on March 6, 1940. The enemy, propagandized as an unstoppable fighting machine, was indeed overwhelming the army of the country they’d invaded. Six days later, the aggressors would finally force an armistice, and soon grab control of much of the land they’d coveted. It had taken longer than the two weeks they’d anticipated, but conditions were harsh, the defenders far more resolute than expected. For more than three months, battlefields roared with motoring tanks, gunfire and artillery explosions, obliterating the natural beauty of the countryside. Through it all, one warrior emerged as perhaps the finest...
  • REPORT: Pro-Migrant Woman Brutally Murdered by Migrant Boyfriend

    01/24/2020 5:39:16 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 55 replies
    A young Finnish women who had made pro-globalist posts on social media was found dead at her apartment as blood flowed under her door, leading to police to open an investigation into a suspected murder case. Sanni Ovaska, a young woman from Hameenlinna, a city which lies between Helsinki and Tampere, Southern Finland, was allegedly murdered by her migrant boyfriend, according to local reports. Her boyfriend, who has been named as Hasan Alqina, also reportedly died during the incident. Ovaska had reportedly made anti-white posts on her social media accounts as well as championing a variety of progressive causes. The...
  • Finland’s new 34 year old prime minister wants her country on a four-day workweek

    01/06/2020 2:27:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Quartz via Yahoo News ^ | 01/06/2020 | Michelle Cheng
    Finland has been at the forefront of flexible work schedules for years, starting with a 1996 law that gives most employees the right to adjust their hours up to three hours earlier or later than what their employer typically requires. The country’s newly installed political leader, Sanna Marin, just upped the ante, though, proposing to put the entire country on a four-day workweek consisting of six-hour workdays. Marin, the world’s youngest sitting prime minister and the leader of a five-party center-left coalition, said the policy would allow people to spend more time with their families and that this could be...
  • Finland to introduce four-day working week and SIX HOUR days under plans drawn up by 34-year-old prime minister Sanna Marin

    01/05/2020 7:26:02 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 57 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 5 January 2020 | By AMELIA WYNNE FOR MAILONLINE
    Finland's new Prime Minister has called for the introduction of a flexible working schedule in the country that would involve a four-day-week and six-hour working day. Sanna Marin, 34, - who is the second youngest head of government in the world - said it would allow workers to spend more time with their families. The mother-of-one
  • Palestinian clans reject treaty ending discrimination against women

    12/22/2019 6:57:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/22/2019 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Several Palestinian clans have rejected The Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a move widely seen as a revolt against the PA. Critics of the treaty claim that it goes against Arab and Islamic norms and teachings. “This treaty is unacceptable to Arabs and Muslims,” remarked Palestinian activist Abu Ghassan Shaheen. “It goes against our religion and traditions.” On Saturday, leaders of large Palestinian clans in Hebron called on the PA to withdraw from the treaty. They also called for banning feminist groups from entering Palestinian schools. The clan leaders expressed opposition to the PA’s...
  • Finland: Leftist government chartering flights to bring Islamic State jihadis back to the country

    12/16/2019 5:56:57 PM PST · by robowombat · 16 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | DEC 16, 2019 2:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Finland: Leftist government chartering flights to bring Islamic State jihadis back to the country DEC 16, 2019 2:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER What could possibly go wrong, other than the total collapse of Finland as a free society? But who cares about such things in any Western country these days? “Leaked Document Shows Finland Preparing to Fly Back Islamic State Extremists,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, December 14, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Leaked documents from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs show that the government has planned to fly Islamic State extremists and their children back to Finland....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 12/8/2019 The Pensacola Attack Update

    12/08/2019 8:46:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/08/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Pensacola attack that killed three US sailors and wounded eight others including two members of law enforcement is still not being called an "act of terrorism" by either President Trump or Defense Secretary Mark Esper. US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien also not flat out saying there was a terrorist attack but telling CBS..... The attack was called an "act of terrorism" by local Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz.... Information is leaking out of the investigation of the attack now firmly in the hand of the FBI. The FBI is saying it is operating: "with the presumption that this was...