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  • Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century

    06/17/2018 4:13:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | June 14, 2018 | Uppsala University
    Museum collections in Sweden contain thousands of Iron Age board-game pieces. New studies of the raw material composing them show that most were made of whalebone from the mid-6th century CE. They were produced in large volumes and standardised forms. The researchers therefore believe that a regular supply of whalebone was needed. Since the producers would hardly have found the carcasses of beached whales a reliable source, the gaming pieces are interpreted as evidence for whaling. Apart from an osteological survey, species origin has been determined for a small number of game pieces, using ZooMS (short for Zooarchaeology by Mass...
  • U.S. blocked Canada’s abortion agenda at G7 negotiations

    06/15/2018 9:38:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/15/2018 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    In the lead-up to this year’s G7 summit in Quebec, Canadian officials were explicit: women and children were going to be central, and an essential component of their health and empowerment is abortion. But when the final declarations were released, all language about “reproductive rights” was removed, and, according to Devex, “the U.S. delegation…was responsible for the softer official language.” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following the famous example of Sweden, has characterized his government and its foreign policy as “feminist.” He employs quotas to ensure that half his cabinet members are women and imposes regulations on his party to...
  • Face It, Nordic Countries Aren't Socialist

    06/09/2018 2:37:04 PM PDT · by Mafe · 39 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | June 8, 2018 | Daniel Lacalle
    One of the most common fallacies of the new populists is to say that their model is the “Nordic” one and that those countries are successful examples of how “socialism works”. When I mentioned it to the Finnish Finance Minister Petteri Orpo at a recent ECR dinner, he could not believe it. Expropriations, massive tax increases, appropriation of savings and subordinating the growth model to political control is what populists defend. The same as Venezuela, which all of them praised — from Bernie Sanders to Owen Jones or Corbyn and Chomsky — until it collapsed. Then they moved on to...
  • Half pupils flunk school in crime-hit Swedish districts [i.e. half of students]

    06/03/2018 8:51:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 3 June 2018 10:34 CEST+02:00
    More than half the pupils in many of Sweden’s ‘specially vulnerable’ regions leave elementary school with no qualification, a study carried out by Sweden’s TT newswire has found. “We’re starting to approach rock-bottom when it comes to school inequalities,” Anders Trumberg, a schhols researcher at Örebro University, told the newswire. “Very often, pupils have social problems which spill over into school, making it hard for teachers to focus on teaching and pedagogy.” Sweden’s police have classed 23 districts in the country as ‘specially vulnerable’, meaning a heavy criminal presence makes police work difficult and residents cannot rely on the criminal...
  • Microchips are getting under the skin of thousands in Sweden

    05/31/2018 10:33:15 AM PDT · by caww · 43 replies
    euronews. ^ | 5/31/2018 | Pascale Davies
    Thousands of people in Sweden are inserting tiny microchips under their skin — making their lives much easier as they no longer have to carry IDs, gym passes, and keycards to get into work....But it's not without data risks. About 3,000 Swedes have inserted the tiny chips into their bodies over the past three years, the electronic tags are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted in the back of the hand 'via a syringe'. Libberton warns that by having a microchip implanted in your hand, you also give your data away. "The real issue is...
  • A PRECIOUS TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/28/2018 12:40:00 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    A precious tool in my hand is the one I am able to wield to build and construct My Temple in each and every child I have given life to. So be the trowel of My hand laying the mortar of Unity my children for I AM building My Temple in others as I have built My temple in you . . . 1 Peter 2:1-10 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in...
  • Tourists complain as Sweden becomes more cash-free

    05/27/2018 3:14:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 27 May 2018 10:21 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    As Sweden moves ever closer to a cashless economy, tourists are starting to complain, according to state promotion agency Visit Sweden.Ewa Lagerqvist, the agency’s chief executive, told Sweden’s TT newswire that Germans, who frequently use cash at home, expect to be able to do so in Sweden as well. “The Germans want to avoid the charges which banks take out on card payments, but they also cite deep-rooted privacy concerns when they consider why they want to be able to use cash,” she said. “For the Brits, it’s more purely the bank charges which annoy them.” Tourists also complain that...
  • Support for anti-immigration Sweden Democrats grows ahead of Swedish election

    05/23/2018 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 23 May 2018 14:46 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    The Sweden Democrats, a far-right and anti-immigration party, have gained momentum and are close behind the nation’s two other largest parties ahead of the September 9th general election, according to a survey on Wednesday. Published by the daily Dagens Nyheter (DN), the Ipsos poll confirmed the Sweden Democrats’ soaring popularity in recent months and the decline in support for the leading Social Democrats, which has lost one-fourth of its voters since the 2014 election. With 20 percent in support, according to Ipsos, the far-right group is gaining on the conservative Moderates (22 percent) and is now only four points behind...
  • Sweden:Senior Citizen Faces 2yr Jail Time For Factually Accurate Statement About Somali...

    05/23/2018 2:07:34 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Motto: In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength-George Orwell A sixty year old Swedish man was accused of hate-speech, an Orwellian term that feels like home in Sweden (and other progressive EU countries by the way) nowadays, after he made a factually accurate statement about Somali immigrants having low IQ. Even if his statement was technically correct and undebatable, it is evident you can’t tell the truth in Sweden anymore, and now this thought-criminal is facing up to 2 years in jail after a female...
  • British MEP: “I’m Convinced We Are Seeing The Great Replacement”

    05/21/2018 6:55:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Shy Society ^ | 5/20/18
    Independent MEP Janice Atkinson has become the latest high-profile public figure to speak out about “The Great Replacement” which argues that native Brits and Europeans are being systematically replaced through mass, uncontrolled immigration.Writing in the Voice of Europe following an exclusive by Shy Society over an English Heritage training programme excluding white people, the South East England MEP says that when she first read about the theory she thought it was an “over reaction”. But the former UKIP politician has recently changed her mind and is now “absolutely convinced” that The Great Replacement is a concerted effort by globalist elites...
  • Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

    05/21/2018 4:21:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Mon 21 May 2018 08.36 EDT | Jon Henley
    Om krisen eller kriget kommer (If crisis or war comes) explains how people can secure basic needs such as food, water and heat, what warning signals mean, where to find bomb shelters and how to contribute to Sweden’s “total defence”. The 20-page pamphlet, illustrated with pictures of sirens, warplanes and families fleeing their homes, also prepares the population for dangers such as cyber and terror attacks and climate change?… “Although Sweden is safer than many other countries...If you are prepared, you are contributing to improving the ability of the country to cope with a major strain.” Similar leaflets were first...
  • Mosque in southern Sweden target of arson attack

    05/20/2018 7:23:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 20 May 2018 16:39 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    The Islamic Cultural Center of Hässleholm was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night. Police are treating the fire as an arson attack, according to P4 Malmö. According to officials, a person entered the Islamic Cultural Center’s prayer room to purposely set the fire. The fire had the potential to spread to connected apartments, Magnus Carlsson of the Hässleholm Rescue Service said. …
  • New Poll Shows Populist Sweden Democrats Tied for First Ahead of Election

    05/18/2018 4:20:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A poll has shown a surge in support for the anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats which are now tied with the ruling Social Democrat party ahead of this year’s national election. The poll, conducted by polling firm YouGov and released this week, puts the populist anti-mass migration party at 23 per cent, tied with the Social Democrats for first place, Metro reports. The surge in support comes after a leaders’ debate in which the Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Åkesson dominated on the subjects of law and order as well as mass migration, winning the debate overall. Sören Holmberg, professor of political...
  • Sweden in Free Fall

    05/16/2018 1:34:21 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 60 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Judith Bergman
    If it is considered 'objectionable' in the West to talk about the factual consequences of migration, in Sweden it is now viewed as a crime. The kind of 'integration' that the mosque in Växjö is reportedly spreading to the local Muslim inhabitants is that Muslims are urged not to participate in the Christmas celebration of "kuffars" [a derogatory term for 'disbelievers'], and Jews are, of course, mentioned as the enemies of Allah. The mosque's school uses Saudi Arabian school curricula, and encourages women not to dress in 'Western clothes'. "Silence has become an established norm in certain groups of...
  • Study: Young Men in Sweden Twice As Likely To Be Killed in Shootings Compared to Rest of Europe

    05/13/2018 1:53:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A new study has claimed young men in Sweden are twice as likely as their European counterparts to be victims of a deadly shooting as gang violence across the country has continued to grow. The study, which was published in the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research this week, compared Sweden to twelve other European countries, finding young men aged 15 to 29 were ten times more likely to be fatally shot than young men in Germany and six times more likely to be shot than young men in Britain, Dagens Nyheter reports. Over the past ten years, the...
  • Sweden: Criminals Used Grenades 43 Times in 2017

    05/06/2018 6:24:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 6 May 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The Swedish National Forensic Centre has revealed hand grenades were used in connection with 43 crimes and the rate of grenade use has risen 140 per cent since 2014. ... The centre, which was previously known as the State Forensic Laboratory (SKL), investigated 211 reports of explosives in 2017, compared to 88 in 2011. ... The NFC evidence backs up a claim from Bosnian prosecutor Goran Glamocanin that Sweden had become the number one market in Europe for illegal weapons, including grenades and fully automatic rifles. ... Breitbart London has reported on Sweden’s hand grenade problem for several years but...
  • Twitterthread: Swedish ELINT Gulfstream shows up in the eastern Med

    05/01/2018 5:59:47 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    Far from home: Swedish Air Force Gulfstream S102B (102003) departed from Larnaca, #Cyprus, making surveillance mission over eastern Mediterranean Sea off #Syria, #Lebanon, #Israel and #Egypt coast @BalticWatch After “watching” Kaliningrad for months this Swedish ELINT aircraft has deployed to Cyprus to join ISR efforts off Syria. With all the assets in the area (RC-135, RQ-4, IAF G550s etc) I wonder if the SwAF plane is there because it has sensors/capabilities others lack
  • German minister: EU should not risk trade war with US over tariffs dispute

    04/30/2018 9:51:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.29.2018 | amp/cmk (dpa, Reuters)
    German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Sunday warned the European Union against sparking a trade war with the US in the dispute over US tariffs on steel and aluminum. “I’m of the opinion that neither the US nor the Europeans should risk a trade war,” said Altmaier during a talk show on German public broadcaster ARD. He warned that the trans-Atlantic relationship was at stake. […] Altmaier, who is a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU), said the EU should try to solve the tariff dispute, along with other trade disagreements, in a comprehensive US-EU deal. Earlier, the...
  • Study: German schools need more Islamic religion classes

    04/30/2018 9:32:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.30.2018 | Ben Knight
    Not enough German high school students receive Islam religion lessons, according to a new study by the media info service Mediendienst Integration.Around 54,000 students at 800 schools across the country currently receive Islam religion lessons, a significant increase on the 42,000 who attended such lessons two years ago, according to official statistics from Germany’s 16 state education ministries. But this is still much less than the 580,000 students who would potentially be interested in such lessons, a number that came out of a 2008 report entitled “Muslim Life in Germany” carried out by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees...
  • German President Steinmeier discusses anti-Semitism with Shiite Muslim leaders

    04/30/2018 7:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.30.2018 | cmb/cmk (KNA, dpa, Reuters)
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked Shiite Muslims representatives on Monday how they were handling growing anti-Semitism in Germany. In a meeting with leaders from the Islamic Association of Shiite Congregations in Germany (IGS) at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Steinmeier expressed his concerns over rising hostility toward Jews from all aspects of society, including Muslims. “Anti-Semitism in Germany isn’t primarily a Muslim problem, but it is also seen more strongly among Muslims,” the president said, according to those present at the meeting. His statement was part of a broader conversation focused on concerns over rising anti-Semitism in Germany and to...