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  • EU alarmed by anti-LGBTIQ riot in Georgia [Caucasus]

    07/07/2021 6:48:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 6 Jul 2021 07:13 | Andrew Rettman
    Most EU countries, including Hungary, have voiced solidarity with LGBTIQ protesters in Georgia after a violent mob halted their Pride march on Monday (4 July). “We condemn today’s violent attacks on the civic activists, community members, and journalists, as well as the failure of the government leaders and religious officials to condemn this violence,” the EU states’ embassies in Tbilisi said in a joint statement. “Participation in peaceful gatherings is a human right guaranteed by Georgia’s constitution. Violence is simply unacceptable and cannot be excused,” they also said. And they called on those who incited or carried out hate-crimes to...
  • Finland's Arctic Lapland area swelters in record heatwave

    07/06/2021 8:50:43 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/6/21 | AP
    HELSINKI -- Finland’s northernmost Arctic Lapland region has recorded its hottest temperature for more than a century at 33.6 degrees Celsius (92.5 Fahrenheit), during a heatwave that's been afflicting the entire Nordic country for weeks.
  • Jesus sings over us

    07/05/2021 11:16:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    My children know that I Am singing over you mercy, grace and favor to, Look to the hills from where your help comes, For truly I Am your atmosphere and Zion, Seek me out while I may be found, Simple Thanksgiving and Praise is the sound, That turns my face of mercy, grace and favor towards you, As I hear your worship I will abide with you, Come taste the fruit from My Eternal Tree, Living and bearing for you from me, I alone Am your sustainer and breath of Life, Come to My well of sacrifice, Here I Am...
  • A Finnish Brewery Is Using Goose Poop to Make a Stout Beer The poop is collected at local parks.

    06/16/2021 12:12:29 PM PDT · by mylife · 45 replies
    The craft beer industry is known to get creative, fearlessly going where other industries are afraid to. Usually, that means new ways of brewing or tasty and unique flavors. It can also mean things get a little weird, whether it's infusing beer with a cereal flavor, creating a fried chicken-inspired brew, or developing a stout made with goose poop. Admittedly, the former two sound way more enticing than the latter. That didn't stop Ant Brew, a Finnish microbrewery, from going there anyway. The company's Wasted Potential Imperial Stout was inspired by the city of Lahti, where the brewery is based....
  • Famous soccer player collapses (dead?) on field.

    06/12/2021 9:56:46 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 274 replies
    ESPN | 6//12/2021 | Lodi90
    I'm just watching the Denmark-Finland European championship game and Denmark's star collapsed on the field. They've been doing CPR for 10 minutes on the field doesn't look good.
  • Free Speech and Former Finnish Gov. Official Räsänen Faces Investigations After Voicing Opinion Publicly

    05/25/2021 5:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | May 25, 2021 | Elisa Koren
    Ever post a Bible verse on social media? Under the law in Finland, this could land you in jail. A Finnish provision holds that if a person is found to have expressed an “opinion” or “another message” deemed to have “threatened, defamed, or insulted” they could face imprisonment for up to two years—potentially serious jail time for nothing more than a perceived insult. Lest this sound unfathomably dystopian, this law has been employed by Finland’s Prosecutor General to bring three criminal charges against long-time Finnish Member of Parliament, and former Minister of the Interior, Dr. Päivi Räsänen. Her alleged crime:...
  • Larry Thorne: The Nazi SS Officer Who Became A U.S. Green Beret

    05/20/2021 7:16:32 AM PDT · by euram · 11 replies
    All That's Interesting ^ | June 7 2019 | All That's Interesting
    How Larry Thorne went from Nazi to U.S. Army hero while building one of the most famed legacies in the history of modern warfare.
  • Scientist find a loophole in Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

    05/16/2021 9:35:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    Live Science ^ | 05/15/2021 | Ben Turner
    At its simplest, entanglement describes the idea that two particles can have an intrinsic connection that persists no matter how far apart they are. The particles are ethereally coupled: measure something about one particle, such as its position, and you’ll also glean information about the position of its entangled partner; make a change to one particle and your actions will teleport a corresponding change to the other, all at speeds faster than the speed of light. The scientists in the first experiment... placed tiny drums, each around 10 micrometers long, on a crystal chip, before supercooling them to near absolute...
  • Finnish Bishop Elect charged over historic Christian teachings on human sexuality

    05/09/2021 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 25 replies
    International Lutheran Council ^ | April 30, 2021 | Matthew Block
    FINLAND – Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola, Diocesan Dean and Bishop Elect of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF) has been charged by Finland’s Prosecutor General with incitement against a group of people. The charges stem from a 2004 booklet published by Luther Foundation Finland (the legal entity behind the ELMDF) which articulates historic Christian teaching on human sexuality. “As a Christian, I do not want to and cannot discriminate against or despise anyone created by God,” Dean Pohjola said in reaction to being charged. “Every human being, created by God and redeemed by Christ, is equally precious.” At...
  • The Grim Secret of Nordic Happiness

    05/04/2021 8:09:29 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    Slate ^ | 28 Apr 2021 | Jukko Savolainen
    Is hygge still a thing? The Danish concept of comfortable conviviality and all things cozy is supposed to capture the essence of Danish culture and has been marketed as the secret for happy living. A few years back, there was a surge of hygge-related books, articles, and household products. Journalists from around the world were touring Denmark to document various aspects of this unique lifestyle. The enthusiasm around Denmark was stimulated by the nation’s reputation of being the happiest country in the world. However, last time I checked, the designer store across the street here in Ann Arbor, Michigan, had...
  • NH Residents Turn Their Backs on Board As They Railroad Audit Process — Scream & Chant 'RESIGN!'

    05/04/2021 8:44:36 AM PDT · by TrumpianRepublican · 18 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 5/4 | Martin Walsh
    Hundreds of local citizens turned out to the Windham, New Hampshire, meeting at city hall with elected officials -- and they did not hold back. The Windham Board of Selectmen met at the Town Hall for its weekly meeting but when hundreds of people arrived, they caused the members to call for a recess and move the meeting to the Windham High School Auditorium. The scheduled meeting contained an item about auditing the November 2020 vote on the agenda that has gained national attention. The crowd grew more and more frustrated after the board was not addressing their concerns. Dozens...
  • Computer Programmer Named To Windham (NH) 2020 Election Audit

    05/04/2021 2:57:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Patch ^ | 5/03/21 | Tony Schinella
    CONCORD, NH - A computer programmer who has raised red flags for a number of years about the hackability of some electronic voting machines, including the optical scanning machines used in New Hampshire, has been named as the state's representative for the Windham 2020 election audit. Harri Hursti, the co-founder of ROMmon and a computer scientist from Finland, has been chosen by Secretary of State Bill Gardner and New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella. Formella and Gardner informed Windham Town Counsel Bernard Campbell as well as Mark Lindeman, the acting-co-director of Verified Voting, who was chosen by the Windham Board...
  • Christian politician formally charged over views on marriage and sexuality

    05/03/2021 8:22:08 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | April 30, 2021 | Staff
    Finland's Prosecutor General has formally charged a Christian MP after she expressed a traditional view on marriage and sexuality.Päivi Räsänen, the country's former Minister of the Interior, is accused of "hate speech" over her comments in a 2004 pamphlet, a 2018 TV show and a recent tweet. Three charges have been brought against Räsänen, each carrying a two-year prison sentence. The 61-year-old was first questioned by police in 2019 after she criticised the Finnish Lutheran Church - of which she is a member - over its official support for an LGBT Pride event. Following the decision by the Prosecutor General...
  • Now scientists spot ANOTHER Covid variant: Finland detects strain that 'shares mutations with South African version' that makes vaccines slightly less effective

    02/24/2021 9:31:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Finnish scientists claim to have found another coronavirus variant which shares some of the same mutations as other troublesome strains. Only one case of the virus — temporarily named Fin-796H — has been spotted so far but experts have admitted they are unsure how widespread it is. Finland said was unlikely the variant emerged there, given the country's low infection rate. The Scandinavian nation has recorded just 51,000 cases and 700 deaths since the pandemic took off. Finnish researchers who made the discovery said the variant shared some mutations seen in the Kent and South African strains but in a...
  • Scandinavian Heavy Metal Sumo Knitting and the Death of Non-Comformity

    01/31/2021 10:32:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 30 Jan 2021 | Dr Bastiat
    In the late ’80s I was living with a Swedish girl who lived in Hedenaset – just across the border from Finland, way up north above the Baltic Sea. Yes, winters were cold. And dark. But summers were nice. And she was gorgeous. So there you go. We would go to discos over in Finland and it was quite the scene. This was in the era of the ’80s outrageous androgynous colorful metallic fashion, and Euro-synth-punk music. In northern, rural Finland. It was, well, it was quite the scene. I’d be sitting in a corner booth, watching colorful flashing lights...
  • You are Blessed[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/02/2021 6:04:56 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your prognosis is good for your obedience is in tact leaving no opening for the enemy to get in. You are a pillar of light and fire destroying darkness leaving no stone unturned and your voice is my whip against the enemy causing them to run while suffering great pain and agony now advance as you take back My land from the enemy of my children's hearts for you carry My Sword of Truth
  • Finland Admits to Repatriating Islamic State Members from Prison Camp

    12/22/2020 4:34:39 PM PST · by xomething · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/22/2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    <p>Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has admitted that the country has repatriated Islamic State members from a prison camp in Syria with the assistance of Germany.</p><p>Finland facilitated the return of two Islamic State women and six children from the al-Hol prison camp in Northern Syria where Kurdish forces have kept members of the terrorist organisation in custody.</p>
  • Russian hackers breached Microsoft as part of their campaign that infiltrated the US nuclear weapon stockpile network, the Los Alamos lab and the Energy Department, officials reveal

    12/17/2020 4:23:18 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 17, 2020 | Katelyn Caralle, Keith Grififth
    Microsoft was breached in the massive suspected Russian campaign that has hit multiple U.S. government agencies, including those responsible for maintaining America's nuclear weapons stockpile, according to people familiar with the matter. The sprawling attack, which targeted critical government infrastructure using a Trojan horse hidden in network management software from SolarWinds Corp, also compromised broad swathes of the private sector, likely including most of the Fortune 500, it emerged on Thursday. Officials say the attack went undetected for nearly nine months, allowing the hackers free range in the affected agencies and companies, and that the true scale of the stolen...
  • Researchers discovered the second 'key' used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter into human cells

    10/25/2020 9:00:42 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 47 replies
    University of Helsinki ^ | 2020 October 20 | Ludovico Cantuti-Castelvetri et al
    To efficiently infect human cells, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is able to use a receptor called Neuropilin-1, which is very abundant in many human tissues including the respiratory tract, blood vessels and neurons. The breakthrough discovery was made by a German-Finnish team of researchers led by neuroscientists Mika Simons, Technical University of Munich, Germany and virologist Giuseppe Balistreri, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Why is the new coronavirus so infectious? "That SARS-CoV-2 uses the receptor ACE2 to infect our cells was known, but viruses often use multiple factors to maximize their infectious potential"...
  • 1854: Aslak Hetta and Mons Somby, Sami rebels

    10/14/2020 6:01:40 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 1 replies ^ | October 14, 2014 | Headsman
    On this date in 1854, two Sami men were beheaded for Norway’s Kautokeino Rebellion. The indigenous Sami people — often known as Lapps, although this nomenclature is not preferred by the Sami themselves — had by this point become territorially assimilated to the states of the Scandinavian peninsula across which their ancestral homeland had once spanned. The material benefits of this association for the Sami were much less apparent. In Norway — our focus for this post — Sami shared little of the economic growth in the 19th century save for a startling proliferation of alcoholism. In the 1840s a...