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  • 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...
  • Obama to meet with Nordic leaders in May

    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.
  • Denmark world's happiest country, Burundi least: new report shows

    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]

    03/01/2016 11:00:06 AM PST · by Jedediah
    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...
  • Iraqi 'refugees' who left Finland because they didn't like the weather kiss the ground as they…

    02/19/2016 8:40:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:54 EST, 19 February 2016 | Corey Charlton
    Iraqi refugees who left Finland voluntarily due to chilly weather conditions have been pictured kissing the ground in joyous scenes upon their return to Baghdad. Thousands of the migrants who left Finland arrived back in the Iraqi capital today and were pictured greeting loved ones and celebrating their return home. They had originally fled to Finland only to become disappointed with life in the frosty Scandinavian country. [...] Although Germany and Sweden have taken in many of the migrants, Finland too saw its number of asylum seekers increase nearly tenfold in 2015 to 32,500 from 3,600 in 2014. Almost two...
  • Gov't quietly approves EU-funded illegal Arab construction (Jerusalem)

    02/18/2016 9:09:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 2/17/2016, 10:39 PM | David Rosenberg
    Reining in illegal Arab construction is simply "not a top priority" for the government, according to a statement the state conveyed to the Supreme Court. The state was responding to demands that it carry out demolition orders issued against an illegally built Arab school just outside of Jerusalem. The school's construction was funded by the European Union. The Supreme Court subsequently dismissed the case on Wednesday, rejecting claims by Regavim, an NGO which monitors illegal construction in the Arab sector, that the state is intentionally avoiding enforcement of building laws. ...
  • George Gaynes, a versatile character actor, dies at 98.

    02/16/2016 8:53:23 PM PST · by Borges · 9 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/2016 | Robert D McFadden
  • The Good Humor Rapist

    02/17/2016 5:51:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 2/11/2016 | David Cole
    One of the biggest viral stories on social media last week was a laughably idiotic Finnish "how to" video that ostensibly demonstrates the proper way for women to defend themselves against rapists. The video, produced by state-run broadcaster Yle, reveals the top three police-certified methods that women should use against an attacker: "No," "Push," and "Handbag." In the video, a young blond woman, trudging her way down a snowy street, is accosted by a white ne'er-do-well (needless to say, the Finnish media would never dare portray the attacker as a nonwhite immigrant or "refugee"). Upon being grabbed by the unwelcome...
  • Video: World’s First ‘Oblique’ Icebreaker Breaks Ice Sideways

    02/10/2016 5:46:11 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | gcaptain
    Built by Arctech Helsinki for the Russian Ministry of Transport, the Icebreaking Multipurpose Emergency and Rescue Vessel Baltika is a first-of-its-kind icebreaker built with an asymmetrical hull allowing for not only ahead and astern icebreaking, but also “oblique” icebreaking for a greater angle of attack.
  • TV-media in Finland teaches citizens how to protect women from being raped - NOT A JOKE!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ4EQFcFQQo
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • TV-media in Finland teaches citizens how to protect women from being raped

    02/01/2016 8:17:07 PM PST · by bigtoona · 29 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/1/2016 | dany tagart
    Instructional vid on how women can defend themselves against rape from a white guy.
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland Referendum to Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/30/2016 10:12:20 AM PST · by ak267 · 33 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    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.
  • Finland follows Sweden's lead and announces it will expel 20,000 of the 32,000 migrants

    Finland has joined Sweden in announcing plans to repatriate tens of thousands of migrants whose asylum requests will likely be rejected. The two Nordic countries are both struggling to cope with with an unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants fleeing war and misery in the Middle East and elsewhere, and they receive among the highest number of arrivals per capita in the EU. The Finnish government said it expect to deport around 20,000 of the 32,000 asylum-seekers it received in 2015. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3422350/Finland-follows-Sweden-s-lead-announces-expel-20-000-32-000-migrants-arrived-2015.html#ixzz3yhIewRsS Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Female Clerk whips Somali Migrant Shoplifters

    01/25/2016 4:06:45 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Kenn.com 2015 YouTube via Barenaked Islam via Freedom Outpost ^ | Published on You Tube December 3, 2015 1/22/2016 | Barenaked Islam viaTim Brown
    This video isn't about just dealing with Muslim migrants who may think that they deserve whatever is yours. It's also about dealing with thieves in general. However, unlike many of the videos we are accustomed to seeing here in America, this video hails from Finland, where a young female store clerk tackled at least one Somali Muslim migrant and took down another. Both men were attempting to steal from here store. BarenakedIslam reports: According to an interview with the shopkeeper, she has started jiujitsu afterward the first incident to better defend herself. The shopkeeper says that "this happens every...
  • The wreck files: Have scientists found a crashed flying saucer on the seabed?

    08/02/2011 3:18:51 PM PDT · by dila813 · 78 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 7:38 AM on 2nd August 2011 | Daniel Bates
    A mysterious circle on a grainy scan, this is what scientists are claiming is finally evidence that Earth has been visited by aliens. Researchers have claimed the fuzzy outline is a flying saucer that ended up 300ft down on the ocean floor between Sweden and Finland. They were stunned when sonar scans taken while searching for a century-old wreck showed up the shape against the dirt.
  • European Gun Sales Soar On Refugee Fears As "Racist Vikings" Prowl Finland's Streets

    01/14/2016 10:44:03 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-14-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 14,2016 Last weekend, some 1,700 Germans turned out for a PEGIDA rally in Cologne to protest the wave of sexual assaults that unfolded in the city on New Year’s Eve in the town center. PEGIDA nearly faded into obscurity early last year when then-leader Lutz Bachmann posted a picture of himself dressed as Hitler on Facebook with the caption “He’s Back”, but thanks to the 1.1 million Mid-East asylum seekers that poured across Germany’s borders in 2015, the anti-immigrant group has seen something of a resurgence over the past six or so months. While the group claims to...
  • Anti-immigrant 'Soldiers of Odin' raise concern in Finland

    01/13/2016 2:20:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 13, 2016 | Jussi Rosendahl and Toumas Forsell
    Wearing black jackets adorned with a symbol of a Viking and the Finnish flag, the "Soldiers of Odin" have surfaced as self-proclaimed patriots patrolling the streets to protect native Finns from immigrants, worrying the government and police. On the northern fringes of Europe, Finland has little history of welcoming large numbers of refugees, unlike neighbouring Sweden. But as with other European countries, it is now struggling with a huge increase in asylum seekers and the authorities are wary of any anti-immigrant vigilantism. A group of young men founded Soldiers of Odin, named after a Norse god, late last year in...
  • Migrant rape fears spread across Europe (Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

    01/09/2016 5:10:36 AM PST · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Januari 08 2016 | Mail Online
    Migrant rape fears spread across Europe: Women told not to go out at night alone after assaults carried out in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland amid warnings gangs are co-ordinating attacks Sweden has issued warnings to women to be wary of potential attacks 15 young women have reported being groped by men in Kalmar, Sweden Austrian police have come under fire after claims attacks were covered-up Finnish police say they have information that the attacks are co-ordinated Vienna's police chief advises women not to go out on the streets alone Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers relieved of his duties...
  • Finnish police: There was unprecedented sexual harassment by asylum seekers in Helsinki

    01/08/2016 9:00:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2016 | AllahPundit
    Tell me if this sounds familiar. Then tell me why Finnish police waited a week to mention it.As in Cologne, this apparently wasn’t a case of drunken revelry leading to boorishness and assault. It was planned. Helsinki deputy police chief Ilkka Koskimaki told AFP: “There hasn’t been this kind of harassment on previous New Year’s Eves or other occasions for that matter… This is a completely new phenomenon in Helsinki.”Security guards hired to patrol the city on New Year’s Eve told police there had been “widespread sexual harassment” at a central square where around 20,000 people had gathered for...
  • Finnish govt condemns 'extremist' anti-migrant street patrols

    01/07/2016 6:33:31 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 40 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | January 7, 2016 | Unattributed
    Helsinki (AFP) - Volunteer street patrols linked to neo-Nazi groups have emerged in several Finnish towns in recent months claiming to protect locals from what they call "Islamic intruders", a trend the Finnish government condemned on Thursday. "There are extremist features to carrying out street patrols. It does not increase security," Finnish Interior Minister Petteri Orpo said in an interview with national broadcaster YLE. "Volunteers have no right to use force," he added. Unarmed groups of men, most identifying themselves as "Soldiers of Odin" in reference to an ancient Germanic and Scandinavian god, have been seen patrolling in at least...
  • FINNISH POLICE HAD INTEL OF COLOGNE RAPE-JIHAD INTENDED FOR HELSINKI NEW YEARS EVE,……

    01/07/2016 2:32:41 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    TundraTabloids ^ | 1/7/2016 | KGS
    FINNISH POLICE HAD INTEL OF COLOGNE RAPE-JIHAD INTENDED FOR HELSINKI NEW YEARS EVE, STOPPED MUSLIM ASYLUM ATTACKERS IN TIME……This is an update to a previous storySo this was not just a random happening, it was organized in tandem with muslim operatives in Germany, and not only did German officials know about it in time (UPDATE: Finnish journalist contacts the TT and says not sure Germans warned the Finns), they passed information to Finnish officials who were able to act in time and prevent rapes, molestations and general robbery and thuggery by muslim settler males. Cologne events were intended for...
  • The Rape Epidemic by ‘Refugees’ in Finland Has Reached the Point Where Fins have Given Up…

    01/06/2016 5:09:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    conservative post ^ | 1/5/16 | am
    Is rampant rape the price Finnish women must pay for giving asylum to Muslim migrants? Finland, now, has become “one of the least safe countries in Europe for women,” according to Finland’s leading newspaper, “all because of the Muslim influx.” crimes committed by asylum seekers have increased dramatically. Swedish-language asked a criminologist who says having an immigrant background doesn’t explain criminality and that the issue is more complicated than that.
  • World Junior Championship semifinal round preview

    01/04/2016 3:24:03 AM PST · by airborne · 11 replies
    NHL websire ^ | Mike G. Morreale 1/3/16
    The impact that several 2016 NHL Draft-eligible prospects have had for their respective countries at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland this year has been remarkable. "It's like being a kid in a candy store," Chicago Blackhawks senior director of amateur scouting Mark Kelley told NHL.com. "Not only has the competition been top notch, but if you look at the teams and the roles that some of these players are having on those teams at the age they are, it's incredible. "These aren't players who are on the team to gain experience; they're players who are on the team...
  • Finland blocks refugees from cycling across Russian border into Lapland

    12/28/2015 8:01:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    Despite the geographical distance and inhospitable winter weather, Finland has emerged as an unlikely destination for refugees and migrants in recent months. More than 30,000 refugees seeking asylum have traveled to the country this year, a dramatic increase from the typical 3,000 or so. As the year draws to a close, this sharp surge in arrivals has prompted an unusual move from Finnish authorities: a restriction on bicycle border crossings in Lapland. According to the Finnish public broadcaster YLE, guards at Finland's eastern border with Russia began refusing entry to those on bicycles this weekend. "Riding bikes in winter conditions...
  • Finns, Americans and the Income Guarantee

    12/20/2015 6:37:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Some folks think the world owes them a living. Must we appease them? Should government hand every man, woman and child a check each month to make sure we're all taken care of? Finland is looking at this basic idea, which Finns dub an "unconditional basic income" (UBI). One proposal suggests providing every Finn 800-Euros a month without regard to income, or lack thereof. Polling shows the basic idea is quite popular, with 69 percent of Finns endorsing a slightly more generous proposal. It sounds like Democrat George McGovern's "guaranteed annual income," which was mocked and ridiculed during the 1972...
  • VERY bad: Look where ISIS death squad terrorists just showed up

    Well, we just learned ISIS has the capability to print fake Syrian passports. Ain’t that a daisy! So what I’m about to share with you needs no further explanation. You can come to whatever conclusion you like, but unless you’re “stuck on stupid,” there’s only one deduction. I wonder if someone were to ask White House spokesperson Josh “Not so” Earnest about this, how he’ll spin it. As reported by News Observer Online, “Two members of an ISIS death squad which murdered at least 1,700 people have been arrested posing as refugees in Finland—and that country’s security services have identified...
  • Angry mobs hit the streets in backlash against migration as teenager is 'raped by refugee' (FINLAND)

    12/13/2015 2:46:42 PM PST · by traumer · 80 replies
    TENSIONS are running high between locals and migrants in a north European country after an asylum seeker was arrested over the rape of a 14-year-old girl. Outraged mobs, some wearing terrifying Ku Klux Klan outfits, filled the streets of a small town in Finland where the shocking allegations have been made. The angry scenes have been replicated across the country. The government has responded to growing concerns by saying it wants to tighten its immigration policy, including requiring asylum seekers to work for free and to learn about the country's culture and society.
  • Finland detains Iraqi twins over IS massacre in Tikrit

    12/11/2015 2:11:03 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/10/2015 | BBC
    Police in Finland have detained Iraqi twin brothers suspected of featuring in a video of a massacre carried out by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. Investigators said the 23-year-olds are suspected of killing 11 people in the Iraqi city of Tikrit in June 2014. They arrived in Finland in September, police said, and were arrested in the south-western town of Forssa. Chief Inspector Jari Raty said that in the video the two suspects 'were not masked'...... Mr. Raty would not say whether or not the men had arrived in Finland to seek asylum.....
  • Finland's Finest: The Seven Symphonies Of Jean Sibelius

    12/08/2015 7:14:14 AM PST · by Borges · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/8/2015 | Tom Huizenga
    Jean Sibelius, born 150 years ago on Dec. 8, 1865, was the first Finnish composer to reach an international audience, but his popularity began at home. In the late 1890s, Finland was a part of the Russian empire and its people were striving for independence. Sibelius, who would struggle with alcoholism and loneliness, found a way to express their frustrations and hopes through patriotic pieces like Finlandia — and less obviously in his seven symphonies. Sibelius' stature outside Finland swayed severely during the composer's long life (he died in 1957 at age 91). In 1940, critic and composer Virgil Thomson,...
  • Finland’s residents may be given a monthly income of $868 – for doing nothing

    12/07/2015 12:19:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-7-15
    Finland's citizens could soon receive tax-free payouts of roughly $868 a month - just for living in the country. Proposals being drawn up by the Finnish Social Insurance Institution call for a national basic income that would replace other benefit payments, regardless if the recipient is working or not, The Telegraph reports. It's not clear how Finland would shore up enough cash to make the payouts each year, according to Bloomberg. Still, government officials say they're trying to encourage more people to return to work. More than 10 percent of Finland's workforce is unemployed, with figures soaring to 22.7 percent...
  • Finland is considering giving every citizen $1000 a month

    12/06/2015 12:35:23 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 93 replies
    Authorities in Finland are considering giving every citizen a tax-free payout of €800 (£576) each month. Under proposals being draw up by the Finnish Social Insurance Institution (Kela), this national basic income would replace all other benefit payments, and would be paid to all adults regardless of whether or not they receive any other income. Unemployment in Finland is currently at record levels, and the basic income is intended to encourage more people back to work. At present, many unemployed people would be worse off if they took on low-paid temporary jobs due to loss of welfare payments.
  • (Finland) Police: 10 known rape suspects are asylum seekers

    11/27/2015 4:58:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The police has received information this year, of a dozen rape stories in which a suspect was an asylum seeker,  the Police Board told STT.The National Police Board changed their system at the beginning of this month, so that information about the suspect’s background as an asylum seeker is connected to the criminal complaint. Crime linked to asylum seekers, is scheduled to be opened in more detail in the next interim report, which is published towards the end of january.This week has revealed two distinct suspicions of rape, where the victims were 14-year-old girl. The other suspect is a asylum seeker. According to...
  • BELIEVE and declare your Breakthrough into SUBSTANCE[charismatic caucus]

    11/18/2015 2:39:05 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,the joshua chronicles ^ | 11-18-15 | Jedediah,
    Your substantiality will always be found in me for I will part the waters for you in all you come against! So never let something appear as impossible but "speak grace to your mountains" proudly for as My Blood was shed for you it is I that Rend the Heavens to aid you with My healing Balm of Grace. (( ( Declare ) )) My Children everything "into substance and Being" for I AM your Sword as you speak your needs into LIFE! Step up from faith into the "KNOWING" you CAN Trust , Lean on and Rest in the...
  • Israel suspends meetings with EU over 'settlement' labeling

    11/11/2015 4:35:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday likened the European Union's decision to label Jewish goods from Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights to the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses. Israel in retaliation also called off a number of scheduled EU meetings. "The labeling of products of the Jewish state by the European Union brings back dark memories, Europe should be ashamed of itself," Netanyahu said as he wrapped up a visit to Washington. "It took an immoral decision...this will not advance peace, it will certainly not advance truth and justice. It's wrong," he said in an English-language video...
  • MK: Israel to blame for EU labeling rules

    11/11/2015 11:27:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/15 | Yaakov Levi
    As Israeli politicians and organizations continue to rail against the European Union for its decision to label products made in Judea and Samaria, MK Stav Shaffir said that Israel - and especially the current government - had no one to blame but itself for the situation. “The 'right wing' government in this country long ago sold the settlements down the river for a long list of benefits from the European Union,” Shaffir wrote on her Facebook page Thursday. “Israel has signed many agreements that exclude Judea and Samaria as entities within Israel.” Shaffir was referring to scientific, economic, and academic...
  • I WILL BE The Father's WILL [ charismatic Caucus]

    11/06/2015 6:52:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Your purpose is driven by My Spirit who does the Father's Will through out the Earth but are you being found here My children ? Fasting the Earth and forsaking all for Me as I did for you, for My home was where My Father was glorified and My house was where ever I spent time spent with Him. You see without this relationship all that is left is works of the flesh where there is no fruit . Even David "knew" when to move and what to do only after his time with Me for I AM your breastplate...
  • Finland and Sweden Inch Closer to NATO

    10/21/2015 6:34:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 20, 2015 | Kevin Knodell
    For months, Scandinavian countries have accused Russian military planes and ships of slipping into their waters without permission. Its made many Nordic governments wary of the Kremlins intentions in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Russias assertive behavior is driving Sweden and Finland two countries that have never been part of NATO closer to the alliance. At present, Norway, Denmark and Iceland make up NATOs Nordic members. According to Anna Wieslander at the Atlantic Council: Denmark has played a key role, with some support from the United Kingdom, putting Baltic Sea security and the perspective of relevant...
  • Finland Busts Key Refugee Myth: They Are Mostly Male and Not From Syria

    10/06/2015 9:33:26 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 24 replies
    sputniknews ^ | 06.10.2015
    Finland Busts Key Refugee Myth: They Are Mostly Male and Not From Syria The vast majority of refugees arriving in Finland are in fact male adults and not women or children, according to the countrys Ministry of the Interior. The head of Finland's Immigration Services asylum unit, Esko Repo, and communications chief Hanna Kautto told the Finnish news outlet Yle that out of the 19,632 refugees that have arrived in Finland this year, over 15 thousand are adult males. The number of female migrants totals 2,816 and there are also about 2,000 children travelling with adults as well as roughly...
  • 'Finland's no good': Disappointed migrants turn back

    09/25/2015 7:16:55 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 Sep 15 | Anne Kauranen
    <p>Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don't want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe's northern frontier because it's too cold and boring.</p>
  • Refugees flee from Finland back to Sweden Finland is dark, cold and racist!

    09/20/2015 9:48:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    MVLehti ^ | 9-20-2015 | lukukertaa
    Sweden has shown its helpful side to the refugees travelling to the North through numerous peaceful countries during their quest to find the best welfare. Sweden has fed them, protected them and transported them free of charge with trains and buses to the Finnish border, much like Croatia is doing before pushing the refugees to Hungary, and now some refugees want to go back to the protective bosom of Sweden. A group of Afghan men appeared at the border station yesterday stating their wish to be transported back to Swedens Stockholm. They got as far as Oulu, a city in...
  • Finland To Raise Tax On High Earners To Cover Refugee Costs

    09/11/2015 5:13:28 PM PDT · by Black Agnes · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Sept. 2015 | Reuters
    HELSINKI (Reuters) Finlands government on Thursday proposed increasing capital gains tax and income tax on high earners to help pay for a 10-fold increase in refugees expected to arrive this year, its finance minister said.
  • Kullervo: Tolkien's fascination with Finland

    08/27/2015 4:43:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    On Thursday JRR Tolkien's early story The Story of Kullervo will be published for the first time. The dark tale reveals that Tolkien's Middle Earth was inspired not only by England and Wales but also by Finland. "Hapless Kullervo," Tolkien called him. Kullervo, an orphan boy raised into slavery, a tragic hero who commits incest in the dark forests of Karelia and hurls himself on his own blade.
  • Finnish threat leaves Greek talks on knife edge

    07/11/2015 1:59:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    .irishtimes.com ^ | Derek Scally, Fiach Kelly
    Euro group talks in Brussels have run into difficulty after signals that eurosceptic populists in Finlands ruling coalition will bring down the two-month-old government if Helsinki backs a third aid package for Greece. Irish sources have said it was increasingly difficult to reach common ground as talks progressed in Brussels. Finnish opposition would prevent the euro group, meeting in Brussels, reaching a unanimous decision to open negotiations for a third Greek programe. ... The Finns party joined a three-way centre-right coalition in May but its leader Timi Soini, now foreign minister, has maintained that bailouts in general, and particularly bailouts...
  • Alice Cooper Banned from Tampere Arena on Religious Grounds

    09/02/2009 8:27:45 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 99 replies · 2,373+ views
    YLE UUtiset ^ | August 17, 2009
    Veteran American singer Alice Cooper's concert scheduled for Tampere in December has been shifted to Espoo because of concerns over his shock-rock image. Tampere Arena, which was to have hosted the December 11 show, cancelled it because a perceived conflict with the venue's "Christian-based policies". "The [Lutheran-based charismatic revivalist] group Nokia Mission and others use Tampere Arena for their events, so the venue's management did not want Alice Cooper appearing in the same hall. The contract which we received from Tampere Arena specifies that no artists may perform there who 'incite evil and the power of darkness'," promoter Kalle Keskinen...
  • Greek Prime Minister Tsipras Screws The Pooch

    06/28/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com, Reuters PHOTO ^ | June 28, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    <p>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his party Syriza have just screwed the pooch, and royally so. Tsipras has just done something so colossally idiotic and childish that perhaps Greece deserves its impending economic collapse for having elected someone so incredibly stupid. Greeks have suffered six years of chronic recession and endless rounds of debt negotiations, but this will all seem like a walk in the park compared to the poverty and civil chaos about the engulf their country.</p>
  • Russia has rehearsed an invasion of SCANDINAVIA .. claims US security report

    06/26/2015 12:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/26/15 | Kate Pickles
    A mock invasion of Sweden and Norway has been carried out by 33,000 Russian troops, a US security think tank has claimed. Tens of thousands of soldiers rehearsed a military takeover of Swedish and Norwegian territory near the Baltic Sea in March, security expert Edward Lucas said in a report for the US-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). The exercise also simulated the invasion of other areas including the Danish island of Bornholm, Finland's Swedish-speaking land islands, and northern Norway, according to the report, The Coming Storm.
  • End Austerity Now, demand Britons

    06/20/2015 4:35:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 6/21/2015 | Parvathi Menon
    End austerity: its cheating us all; Jobs not Trident; No cuts; Defy Tory rule; Cut war not welfare; Stop fracking; a Living Wage for mothers; and, The Pope gets it, why cant you? With the slogans emblazoned on banners, posters and flags, anti-austerity marchers shouted slogans, sang, and beat drums, as they walked through London in what is being called the biggest protest march that the city has seen. The End Austerity Now demonstration saw participation by an estimated crowd of between 70,000 and 250,000, all coming together to protest against cuts imposed due to austerity, the threats to the...
  • Finland: Horse manure plan to heat homes

    06/17/2015 6:33:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | June 15, 2015
    Finland's government wants the country to turn away from fossil fuels and look towards horse manure to heat its homes instead, it's reported. The new coalition's manifesto sets out plans for the large-scale use of horse dung as a renewable source of energy, the national broadcaster Yle reports. One energy company is already trying out a biofuel made by mixing horse manure with a wood-based litter, which is then burned to create power. The Fortum group says the annual waste created by three horses would be enough to heat a family home for a year. And with about 77,000 horses...
  • Turkey warns of terror wave if EU membership is rejected

    12/14/2004 10:10:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies · 1,301+ views
    EU Observer ^ | Dec 13 2004 | Lisbeth Kirk
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned European Union leaders that violence from Islamic extremists could escalate if the EU rejects Turkey as a member... Turkey signed the association agreement for EU membership in 1963 and it is expected that a two-day EU summit this week will finally decide to begin formal membership talks, probably in the second half of next year... Taking Turkeys 69 million, mainly Muslim, population into the Union is widely disputed... In Germany, leader of the Christian Social Union Edmund Stoiber told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that his party in government would do what it...