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  • Is Sweden On The Verge Of Rejecting Socialism?

    08/17/2018 8:12:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/17/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    John covered an interesting story out of Sweden the other night which really struck me as a bit odd. It’s a tale of arson and vandalism, “hooligans” and riots. These are all things which I don’t generally associate with the country of Sweden for some reason, but it turns out that such acts of unrest are actually rather common there, particularly right before the beginning of the new school year. Yet these car fires (which numbered in the hundreds) hit multiple cities simultaneously, so it looked far too coordinated to write off as mere coincidence.A bit more digging reveals...
  • Im Not a Racist, But...: Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

    08/16/2018 12:18:28 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 35 replies
    BloombergQuint ^ | August 14, 2018 | Amanda Billner
    <p>Viking rock music and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their countrys biggest political upheaval in a century.</p> <p>The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. Hes gentrified a party that traces its roots back to the countrys neo-Nazi, white supremacist fringe. Some polls now show the group may become the biggest in Swedens parliament after general elections on Sept. 9. Such an outcome would end 100 years of Social Democratic dominance.</p>
  • Criminal Gangs Believed Responsible For Arson Attacks In Sweden (Still not giving the full story)

    08/15/2018 2:23:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2018 | John Sexton
    Monday evening coordinated attacks small groups of young men dressed in black torched between 80 and 100 cars. The fact that the attacks took place in several cities at roughly the same time led police to believe the arsonists had organized themselves on the internet. So far authorities aren’t saying who is responsible but Sweden’s Prime Minister is promising to “go in hard” against whoever it is. From the Guardian: “I am really furious, what the hell are they up to?” Stefan Löfven on Tuesday morning. “Society will always act hard against this and we must continue to do...
  • 'What the hell are you up to?' Arson attacks draw Swedish PM's ire

    08/14/2018 7:20:32 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | 8/14/18 | David Crouch
    Swedens prime minister has promised to go in hard against masked men who set alight up to 80 cars in Gothenburg and other towns on Swedens west coast, in what police say appeared to be coordinated attacks. I am really furious, what the hell are they up to? Stefan Lfven on Tuesday morning. Society will always act hard against this and we must continue to do so We will do what needs to be done to take care of it and go in hard against this crime. Sweden goes to the polls on 9 September with violent crime high...
  • Arsonists Dressed In Black Torch Dozens Of Cars In Sweden

    08/14/2018 7:49:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | John Sexton
    Theres not a lot of solid information yet, at least not in English, but there are several video clips showing groups of people dressed in all black setting fire to dozens of parked cars in Gothenburg, Sweden. In this clip you can see the people sneaking around the parking lot setting fires: Around 60 vehicles had been vandalised in total, Swedish television reported, with stones also thrown at police by masked men. Three caravans and a truck have also apparently been targeted. Heres a Swedish site which reports there were attacks at multiple sites which police believe may have been...
  • Masked youth gangs coordinated firebombing of hundreds of cars across Sweden via social media

    08/14/2018 8:48:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/14/2018 | Sara Malm
    * Youth gangs set cars on fire in a series of attacks across Sweden overnight * Around 100 cars were set alight in Gothenburg and surrounding cities * Another 13 on fire in Stockholm and Uppsala, and cars burned in Malmo * Prime Minister Stefan Lfven asked 'what the f*** are you doing?' this morning * Police believe attacks were coordinated on social media by the youth gangs ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ More than 100 cars have been set alight in across Sweden overnight, as gangs of masked youths went rampaging in a series of arson attacks believed to have been coordinated on...
  • Youths set dozens of cars alight in Sweden

    08/13/2018 7:52:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    News.com.au ^ | AUGUST 14, 2018 11:25AM | Deutsche Presse Agentur
    Youths have set alight dozens of cars in two Swedish cities and attacked police, local media are reporting. In Gothenburg 88 vehicles were destroyed or badly damaged, police said on Monday, while around 70 kilometres further north in Trollhattan similar scenes played out and youths threw stones at police. Police could not say whether the attacks were coordinated.
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/13/2018 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/13/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Tomorrow is Primary Election Day in Minnesota with President Trump endorsing 8th District Republican Congressional candidate Pete Staube in a tweet today. Meanwhile, Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison is denying an allegation of domestic abuse. The son of his ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan posted the charge on Facebook Saturday night. Ellison is running in the Democrat primary for Attorney General in Minnesota. The prosecution has rested its case against Paul Manafort... Controversial FBI Agent Peter Strzok was fired Friday. He worked for Special Counsel Robert Mueller;s probe until anti-Donald Trump texts.... Dozens of cars have been set on fire and police attacked...
  • Dozens of cars are destroyed as gangs of masked youths go on fire-bomb rampages in cities..

    08/13/2018 6:23:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18:24 EDT 13 Aug 2018, updated 20:51 EDT 13 Aug 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Police said they were dealing with fires in Gothenburg, Malmo and Helsingborg Around 60 vehicles were reportedly vandalised with stones thrown at police Emergency services were tackling the fires with no reports yet of any injuries Dozens of cars were set alight and stones thrown at police as gangs of masked youths went rampaging across Sweden on Monday evening.
  • Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

    08/13/2018 12:47:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Staff
    It's barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home -- he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritises rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one of 60 inmates preparing to reintegrate into society at a minimum security "open prison" functioning as a farm in the town of Mariestad, about 300 kilometres (185 miles) southwest of Stockholm. Imprisoned since April for illegally possessing a gun, Alfred, a grandfather in his 50s who is due to be released in November, can't hide...
  • Man with Down's Syndrome shot dead by Swedish police.(Stockholm Sweden)

    08/06/2018 9:28:36 AM PDT · by MCF · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3 Aug. 2018 | Telegraph Reporters
    Eric Torell, 20, who was autistic and was described by his family as being severely disabled, was fatally shot by police who erroneously believed he was carrying a real weapon in the early hours of Thursday morning in downtown Stockholm.
  • Caught between Jihadists and Neo-Nazis, Swedish Jews fear for their Future

    08/01/2018 3:49:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 2018 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    When Carinne Sjoberg dissolved the Jewish Community of Umea in northern Sweden, she knew it would send shock waves far beyond the small congregation that she had spent decades building. Neo-Nazis from the Nordic Resistance Movement, beginning in 2016, pasted stickers with fascist imagery on Umeas Jewish community center, making the place look like after Kristallnacht, Sjoberg said. The closure followed surveillance activity on the center by the neo-Nazis, who published details about individual visitors. I didnt take it lightly, Sjoberg, a 56-year-old Jewish mother of two, told JTA about the decision to close. I hate giving neo-Nazis this victory....
  • Swedish Crown Jewels Stolen By Thieves Who Got Away on a Motorboat

    08/01/2018 10:59:14 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    MSN/ Time ^ | July 31, 2018
    Priceless Swedish crown jewels were stolen from the Strngns Cathedral in Sweden, the Swedish Police Authority said Tuesday. The thieves took two crowns and royal orb from the cathedral, which is located west of Stockholm, and took off in a motor boat that was moored just below the church. Police immediately pursued the suspects by boat and helicopters.
  • Girl Hailed as 'Hero' for Stopping Afghan Migrant Deportation... Now the TRUTH is Exposed

    07/31/2018 8:12:43 PM PDT · by montag813 · 35 replies
    24News ^ | 07-31-2018 | Chuck Rudolph
    by Chuck Rudolph| 24NewsA Swedish student was hailed as a hero and captured worldwide social media attention after she stopped the deportation of an Afghan migrant by refusing to sit down on a plane. But despite a week of mainstream media not even asking why the man was being deported, it has finally emerged that the Afghan Muslim migrant had been convicted of a "violent assault" on a Swedish citizen, among other crimes, and had been rejected for asylum in the nation. The young woman live streamed the whole incident and it was viewed nearly 5 million times on Facebook...
  • Viking Skeletons DNA Test Proves Historians Wrong

    09/08/2017 11:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    The remains of a powerful viking — long thought to be a man — was in fact a real-life Xena Warrior Princess, a study released Friday reveals. The lady war boss was buried in the mid-10th century along with deadly weapons and two horses, leading archaeologists and historians to assume she was a man, according to the findings, published in in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Wrong. “It’s actually a woman, somewhere over the age of 30 and fairly tall, too, measuring around [5’6″] tall ,” archaeologist Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson of Uppsala University, who conducted the study, told The Local.
  • The first female Viking warrior: DNA study reveals high-ranking military leader buried [tr]

    09/08/2017 12:21:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2017 | Cheyenne McDonald
    Viking era tales of fearsome female warriors fighting side-by-side with men have long aroused suspicions that women may, too, have dominated the battlefield. But, with little evidence to prove their presence, the idea has remained controversial, and many have dismissed it as folklore. Now, for the first time, scientists have confirmed the existence of a female Viking warrior, using DNA retrieved from a 10th century skeleton buried in the Swedish Viking town, Birka.
  • Extreme Mass Migration Drives 'Historic' Population Growth in Swedish Region....

    07/28/2018 10:19:59 AM PDT · by caww · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The strain on social services due to the increased number of new arrivals from overseas has led to some politicians proposing to raise the age of retirement from 65, in order to pay for the increased costs. Previously released statistics have shown a massive gap between the unemployment rate of native Swedes and those from a migration background. Migrants have an unemployment rate of 21.8 percent, compared to a mere 3.9 percent for native Swedes. It has also led to other deeper societal issues such as a rise in gang crime in heavily migrant-populated areas. According to a study last...
  • Kamala Harris' Rent Relief Act is one of the craziest proposals to hit Congress.

    07/27/2018 9:33:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 07/27/2018 | Steven Greenhut
    Not long ago, I quoted Swedish economist Assar Lindbecks conclusion about the results of rent control. He wrote that in many cases, it appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city except for bombing. Lindbeck, however, seems to have missed an even better way to wreak havoc on major cities. It would be rent control combined with massive subsidies for renters. Rent control dramatically limits the supply of new housing units by discouraging people from building new apartments and punishing landlords for offering them for rent by limiting the price they can charge. But...
  • Sweden struggles over child marriage

    07/25/2018 10:14:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Pollutico Europe ^ | 7/24/18, 10:45 AM CET | Nathalie Rothschild
    A row over how to deal with child marriage among immigrants has inflamed political debate ahead of a general election in Sweden, where migration continues to divide public opinion and the far right is riding high in the polls. A tug-of-war between the ruling Social Democrat-Green Party coalition and the opposition over the governments role in managing or eradicating the practice which predominantly affects young girls, and in some cases boys, from immigrant backgrounds is emblematic of a broader struggle to find a balance between efforts to integrate a large number of new immigrants and preserve a Swedish...
  • A Swedish student stopped an Afghan mans deportation by refusing to sit down on a plane

    07/25/2018 6:47:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25 2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    Around the world from Chicago to Munich to Roskilde, Denmark airports have become centers of political protest over deportations. Activists have blocked airport entrances, demonstrated outside terminal fences and even stormed a runway in attempts to stop flights carrying deportees.