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  • An Icelandic Epic Predicted a Fiery End for Pagan Gods, and Then This Volcano Erupted

    04/15/2018 8:46:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Livescience ^ | March 20, 2018 | Laura Geggel
    A series of Earth-shattering volcanic eruptions in Iceland during the Middle Ages may have spurred the people living there to turn away from their pagan gods and convert to Christianity, a new study finds. The discovery came about thanks to precise dating of the volcanic eruptions, which spewed lava about two generations before the Icelandic people changed religions. But why would volcanic eruptions turn people toward monotheism? The answer has to do with the "Voluspa," a prominent medieval poem that predicted a fiery eruption would help lead to the downfall of the pagan gods, the researchers said. Historians have long...
  • Remember that ash cloud? It didn't exist, says new evidence

    04/26/2010 7:30:19 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 70 replies · 2,115+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | SEAN POULTER
    Britain's airspace was closed under false pretences, with satellite images revealing there was no doomsday volcanic ash cloud over the entire country. Skies fell quiet for six days, leaving as many as 500,000 Britons stranded overseas and costing airlines hundreds of millions of pounds. Estimates put the number of Britons still stuck abroad at 35,000. However, new evidence shows there was no all-encompassing cloud and, where dust was present, it was often so thin that it posed no risk. The satellite images demonstrate that the skies were largely clear, which will not surprise the millions who enjoyed the fine, hot...
  • President Of Iceland Says Icelanders Should Stop Joking About Global Warming

    03/12/2018 7:59:42 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    grapevine.is ^ | March 12, 2018 | Alice Demurtas
    During the World Ocean Summit held in Mexico last weekend, President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said it’s time for Icelanders to stop joking about global warming. Instead, he said, Icelanders need to start taking into account the serious consequences we’ll face in the future if we don’t act fast, Vísir reports. The event, which was organised by The Economist, was intended as a chance for political leaders, heads of international organisations, companies and specialists to discuss the future of our oceans. “Global change is affecting all our countries, but the impact it has on the Nordic countries is particularly...
  • Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisions

    02/25/2018 11:20:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2018 12:46 PM EST | Egill Bjarnason
    Icelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so. Some religious leaders in Iceland and across Europe have called the bill an attack on religious freedom. It is seen as a particular threat by Jews and Muslims who traditionally embrace the practice. Under the proposed law, the circumcision of boys — removing the foreskin of the penis, usually when the child is a newborn — would be viewed as equal to female genital mutilation and punishable by up to six years in prison. […]...
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Iceland Is Trying to Ban Male Circumcision

    02/24/2018 7:31:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2018 | John Ellis
    As a Reformed Baptist and an American, I don't have a personal stake in this particular battle over religious liberty. However, since progressives in this country look up to Iceland, the small island country's push to ban male circumcision may have negative ramifications for overall religious freedom in this country, not to mention around the globe. According to Religion News Service, "The legislation being debated by Iceland’s Parliament would impose a six-year jail term on anyone who 'removes part or all of (a child’s) sexual organs' for nonmedical reasons." In other words, Iceland wants to throw people in prison for...
  • 'Brit Milah ban will ensure no Jewish community is established'

    02/14/2018 10:49:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/18
    The leaders of the Jewish communities of four Nordic countries said that a bill proposing to ban nonmedical circumcision in Iceland “will guarantee” that no Jewish community is established there. The presidents of the umbrella groups of Jewish communities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland issued the unusual warning Tuesday in an open letter to all Icelandic lawmakers in reaction to the submission last month of a bill proposing to ban all nonmedical circumcision of boys younger than 18 in Iceland, a Scandinavian island nation of some 300,000 people with a few hundred Jews and Muslims. Lawmakers from four parties...
  • Cast all your burdens on Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/01/2018 7:56:38 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | The Word
    Your burdens are mine says The Lord, So cast all your worries on me and lay down your sword, For I AM Dominion over all, I decide what stands and what falls, I raise up kings and kingdoms I am above all domains, My spirit crushes all that profanes My name, So be at Peace for I AM your all , Allow My Peace to stand you tall, For I AM your plumb line , your standard and frame, Just Worship me for I AM your Fame, Nothing else matters but your relationship with Me, I AM your Tree of...
  • My occupations for you are endless

    01/22/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    My occupations for you are endless so don't box yourself in, just allow my spirit to lead you into each pasture of revelation knowledge with out fear of reprisal or resistance for as I AM in and through you nothing can ever harm your life in Me . Allow me to flow freely as you saturate yourself in My word daily so that you understand completely just what it is I plan to accomplish through you . There is no need to confide in the Ephod for I AM your complete armor and eyes for now as you trust me...
  • Iceland Just Made It Illegal To Pay Men More Than Women

    01/04/2018 7:43:31 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    A European country has become the first in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women. In Iceland, firms that employ more than 25 people must now obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, under new rules that kicked in on 1 January. Those who fail to show equality will face penalty fines, according to broadcaster Al Jazeera. The law was announced on March 8 on International Women's Day 2017 as part of the Nordic country's drive to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022. It comes after the UK reported a 16.9% pay gap between...
  • Iceland just made it illegal to pay men more than women

    01/04/2018 7:29:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Mirror ^ | 01/04/2018
    A European country has become the first in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women. In Iceland, firms that employ more than 25 people must now obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, under new rules that kicked in on 1 January. Those who fail to show equality will face penalty fines, according to broadcaster Al Jazeera. The law was announced on March 8 on International Women's Day 2017 as part of the Nordic country's drive to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022. It comes after the UK reported a 16.9% pay gap between...
  • Stunning drone footage captures the natural beauty of Iceland in all its glory

    11/30/2017 3:26:50 PM PST · by mairdie · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 November 2017 | Sadie Whitelocks
    From deep gorges to the elusive northern lights, new drone footage shows the mesmerising beauty of Iceland. A team of filmmakers trekked across the volcano-ridden country to capture a range of unique landscapes from the air, earlier this year. Now, in a five-minute long video titled The North Awakens, viewers are taken on a breathtaking flight, soaring above icy glaciers and rugged cliffsides.
  • Using Optical Illusions to Force Drivers to Pay Attention to the Road

    11/05/2017 7:28:46 AM PST · by Elderberry · 26 replies
    adafruit ^ | November 5, 2017
    A fishing town in Ísafjörður, Iceland is experimenting with a way to get drivers to pay attention to the road. What they’ve come up with is this optical illusion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=szJbz-z7iJw Artist Jenny McCracken did something similar in New Zealand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=Zgdw0XelgnE
  • 15 percent of Copenhagen’s eligible voters are non-Danish citizens: report

    11/03/2017 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 2 November 2017 14:24 CET+01:00 | Michael Barrett
    An analysis has revealed that as many as 15 percent of Copenhagen residents eligible to vote in Denmark’s upcoming municipal and regional elections are citizens of countries other than Denmark. The report, published by Copenhagen-based thinktank Tænketanken Europa, also shows that EU citizens alone make up eight percent of the non-Danish citizens eligible to vote in Copenhagen. Citizens of other EU countries plus Norway and Iceland, as well as other non-Danish nationals who have lived in the country for three years or more prior to the election, are all eligible to participate in the November 21st municipal and regional polls....
  • Iceland’s Biggest Volcano Is ‘Ready To Erupt’ As Europe Faces A Disaster

    11/01/2017 4:09:32 AM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-1-2017 | Mac Slavo
    Iceland’s biggest volcano has been rocked by the strongest earthquake since it last erupted in 2014. With swarms of earthquakes occurring in the French Alps too, Europe is facing what could be one of the largest natural disasters in history. Last week, the 6,591-foot tall Bardarbunga, a “powerful and versatile” volcano, was rattled by the four largest earthquakes since it last erupted in 2014. The earthquakes, measuring in magnitudes of 3.9, 3.2, 4.7, and 4.7 on the Richter scale, struck the caldera region over several days last weekend. Another magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit the 200km long and 25km wide...
  • General Elections in Iceland bring a complicated political landscape

    10/29/2017 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 6 replies
    Iceland Monitor ^ | 10/29/17 | NA
    Government parties loose seats and newcomers carry the day
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • Pastor Fights Nation Trying to Abort Every Baby With Down Syndrome: “Most Godless Country in Europe”

    08/31/2017 6:35:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/30/17 | Micaiah Bilger
    While Americans watched in shock as a CBS News report detailed the near-100 percent abortion rate for unborn babies with Down syndrome in Iceland, people in Iceland were celebrating at an annual diversity festival. Gunnar Ingi Gunnarsson, the pastor of a small Baptist church in Reykjavík, pointed out the sad irony of this in a column for Christianity Today. The only Baptist pastor in Iceland, Gunnarsson said abortions have skyrocketed in the country, and very few people – including clergy – speak out against them. He is one of the few who goes against the pervasive atheistic, anti-life beliefs in...
  • CBS pretty proud of Iceland for 'eliminating' Down Syndrome by killing everyone who has it

    08/16/2017 12:59:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    herman cain ^ | August 15, 2017 | Dan Calabrese
    You want to denounce Nazis? Here you go, America. Don't tell me again about the moral imperative to denounce Nazis if you're going to let this slide. As Rob mentioned to me when we were discussing who would write this up, the essence of Hitler's eugenics program was to filter out children who didn't have the traits deemed optimal for the Aryan race. Horrifying? Obviously. You'd have a fit if they started aborting babies for having brown skin, or - if there was some way you could tell - for being gay. And you should have that fit. But you...
  • Casually Worded CBS Article Depicts Ugly Truth: Iceland Eliminates People with Down Syndrome

    08/16/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/16/2017 | by ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    CBS News reported earlier this week that Iceland is leading the world in “eradicating Down syndrome births.” One might be forgiven for assuming that Iceland has developed an innovative treatment for the chromosomal disorder. It turns out Iceland’s solution is much simpler, and much more sinister: using prenatal testing and abortion to systematically exterminate children with Down syndrome. This isn’t progress; it’s eugenics. Prenatal testing is optional in Iceland, but the government mandates that doctors notify women of that option. About 85 percent of expectant mothers undergo the test, and close to 100 percent of those women choose to...