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  • Scientist Behind Sweden's Coronavirus Strategy Says Country Better Prepared For Possible Second Wave Due To Not Having A Lockdown

    04/24/2020 12:07:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/24/2020 | Soo Kim
    The novel coronavirus in Sweden has spread to over 17,500 people and killed more than 2,100, as of Friday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. While cases continue to grow, the country has taken the surprising route of not imposing a nationwide lockdown. Despite international derision over the decision, the scientist behind Sweden's coronavirus strategy claims the controversial move has been effective as the increased number of people exposed to the virus will hopefully help prevent a second wave of infections. The decision to not issue a lockdown "worked in some aspects because our health system has...
  • Laura Ingraham’s bro attacking her after she compared Greta Thunberg to Children of the Corn[tr]

    09/24/2019 10:14:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 24, 2019 | Hannah Natanson
    When it comes to his sister, Curtis Ingraham doesn’t exactly hold back. Over the past year or so, Ingraham has won a reputation — and a significant Twitter following — for attacks on his high-profile sister, Fox News host Laura Ingraham. At different times and on a wide variety of platforms, he has called his sibling “a monster,” “a Nazi sympathizer” and a “racist.” But after the controversial pundit compared Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists to Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn” on Monday night, Curtis Ingraham took things to the next level. “Clearly my sister’s paycheck is...
  • Swedish King Expresses Concern over Shootings and Bombings

    09/04/2019 9:25:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/4/2019 | chris tomlinson
    Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf has expressed public concern over the number of shootings and explosions across the country that are often linked to gang crime. The Swedish monarch spoke out about the recent trend saying during a meeting with senior Swedish police officials alongside his daughter, Crown Princess Victoria, saying: “The anxiety that these actions cause to the public is shared by me and my family.” His Royal Highness added in comments reported by Die Welt that he and the Swedish royal household supported the police and other branches of law enforcement while sympathising with the families of victims...
  • 'There's a tendency in Israel to demonize Sweden'

    03/28/2018 1:03:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/3/18 | Elad Benari
    Sweden’s ambassador to Israel on Tuesday claimed there was a tendency in Israel to “demonize” his country and in particular foreign minister Margot Wallstrom. In an interview with i24news, the ambassador, Magnus Hellgren, also insisted he doesn’t see the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic. .....
  • ‘It is time to bring out our inner Vikings’ – Swedes start protesting against mass migration

    12/07/2018 7:59:58 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 3 December 2018 | Emma R.
    Around 1000 people participated in the 3-hour-long event outside the Swedish Parliament on Sunday. Several speakers participated, including Sweden’s most active and well-known journalist and freedom fighter Katerina Janouch, Reader in Business Administration Jan Tullberg, and lecturer and writer Lennart Matikainen.Janouch stated that Sweden has gone from being a model country to a country that doesn’t care about its own citizens. “The billions flow and no one is held accountable. Sweden is run by a bunch of imposters who abuse their power and don’t care about our well-being.”“Criticism of mass migration may be silenced by the agreement. We must stand...
  • Sweden to stop calling transgender people 'mentally ill'

    01/28/2017 6:57:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 28 January 2017 11:17 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Transgender people will no longer be classified as “mentally ill” in Sweden, the country’s main national health authority has announced, in a decision widely criticized as overdue. Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare, or Socialstyrelsen, announced late on Friday that it would no longer automatically apply the diagnosis “gender dysphoria” to transgender patients. “…more than anything, this change has an important symbolic value,’ Kristina Bränd Persson, the organization’s head, said in a press release. “This is a completely reasonable change. Many divisions and categories are obsolete. For us, the decision is uncontroversial. We tend to follow the changes the...
  • Why Vessey Turned Two Swedes Into Hittites

    08/26/2016 6:58:21 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    wsj ^ | 25 Aug 2016 | Howard M. Fish Lt. Gen. (Ret.)
    Vessey, being from Minnesota, was accustomed to telling Swedish jokes. Just as Irish jokes start with Pat and Mike, Swedish jokes start with Ole and Sven. When he became chairman, Vessey was advised that it wasn’t politically correct to tell ethnic jokes. So, as he would tell the story, he stopped telling Swedish jokes and told Hittite jokes instead. The Hittites were a group of people who arose in the Middle East about 500 B.C. and then disappeared, so it was safe to tell those jokes. Vessey would start his story saying, “Let me tell you about these two Hittites,...
  • Four Swedish Cops on Vacation in New York Answer the Call of Duty to Stop a Brutal Assault ....

    04/23/2015 3:54:58 PM PDT · by Cecily · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Zinnie
    Four burly Swedish cops put their New York City vacation on hold to answer the call of duty on a Manhattan subway train last night. The friends were on their way to see Les Misérables on Broadway, DNA Info reports, and rushed in to stop a brutal assault on a crowded rush-hour 6 train. 'We came here for vacation. We’ve been here one day. We’re no heroes, just tourists,' Makrus Åsberg, a 25-year-old officer with the police Uppsala, Sweden, told the New York Post. Mr Asberg, along with Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell and Eric Jansberger, subdued an enraged homeless man...
  • Did the Scandinavians beat Columbus to America twice?

    10/22/2003 6:39:07 AM PDT · by mhking · 58 replies · 366+ views
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Archeologists have already established that Viking explorers beat Christopher Columbus to America by about 500 years, but experts in Sweden now hope to determine whether another group of Scandinavians landed in the New World in 1362, 130 years before Columbus. A 90-kilo (200-pound) rune stone, a block of stone featuring symbolic engravings common during the Viking era, has been sent from the United States to Sweden's Museum of National Antiquities to establish whether it really dates from 1362, as its markings claim, or is just a hoax. If confirmed as an authentic relic, the so-called Kensington stone...
  • Sweden passes law to criminalize any criticism of immigration

    10/20/2014 9:18:43 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 55 replies
    A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be prosecuted for criticizing immigration or politician’s unwillingness to tackle the issue. The Constitutional Committee’s report has been voted for in parliament, seen in a letter from the Parliamentary Offices. Member of Parliament Andrew Norlén, member of the Constitutional Committee, has been pushing the issue and he says it will rapidly become a deterrent. ... Without freedom of speech there can be no democracy. If you are not allowed to say certain things then parties that support your ideas cannot exist and Sweden...
  • Sweden to become first major European country to recognize state of Palestine

    10/07/2014 10:06:25 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10-03-2014 | Johan Ahlander
    Sweden's new center-left government will recognize the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday. U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki called Sweden's decision "premature," citing the need to first resolve final status issues. The UN General Assembly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine in 2012 but the European Union and most EU countries, have yet to give official recognition. "The conflict between Israel can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance with international...
  • Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma

    11/24/2013 6:50:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Brian Shilhavy
    Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat nutrition advice. The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two-year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 studies published through May 31, 2013. Butter, olive oil, heavy cream, and bacon are not harmful foods. Quite the opposite. Fat is the best thing for those who want to lose weight. And there are no connections between a high fat intake and cardiovascular disease. On Monday, SBU, the...
  • Illegal Somali Islamist Rapes Dead Swedish Woman -Sweden Won’t Deport Him

    12/08/2013 10:43:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 46 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 12/8/2013 | Janna Brock
    Sweden is in full surrender to sharia, dying for its apathy and accommodation to the horrors of Islam. According to authorities, a 34-year-old Somali Islamist, who violently raped a dying Swedish woman and continued to rape her dead body, will not be deported. On September 27th, 2013 the man in question, along with another man, violated a Swedish woman in a garage in Stockholm. The woman slipped into an unconscious state during the attack, but was not dead at the beginning of the attack. She was actively dying, no doubt due to the extreme trauma she was under. However, she...
  • On Building a Potato Gun in the Garage

    01/13/2013 9:37:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 1-13-13 | Douglas Wilson
    Our office has been asked for a statement from Douglas Wilson on the news that he has been formally uninvited from delivering the prayer at President Obama's Second Inauguration. This controversy, as many know, revolves around the fact that Pastor Wilson made a joke a number of years ago in a sermon about how Brian McLaren's theology was gay enough to be made conga queen at the Fire Island Fruit Festival. When the AP asked Pastor Wilson about the joke, he had forgotten about it completely. When the tape was played, Pastor Wilson laughed all over again, and said he...
  • Why Do Swedes in America Earn Far More than Swedes in Sweden?

    09/14/2012 9:14:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/14/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    In my travels through Europe, I often wind up debating whether policy is better in the United States or Europe. I generally try to explain that this is the wrong comparison, both because Europe is not a monolithic bloc and also because most individual nations have both good policies and bad policies. But sometimes you have to use blunt comparisons, which is why this data on living standards is powerful evidence that Europe is paying a high price for excessive government. When I cite such data, proponents of statism often respond by arguing that I’m being unfair by lumping together...
  • Strand of Ancient Yarn Suggests Early European Presence in Canada

    07/21/2004 10:54:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 483+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 8, 2001 | editors
    Patricia Sutherland, a Canadian archaeologist, announced that she had found a 10 foot strand of ancient yarn in a collection of Dorset artifacts from Northern Baffin Island that were lying uncataloged here at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where she is a curator. Since the Dorset, forerunners of today's Inuit inhabitants of northern Canada, at the time dressed only in cut and stitched skins, the yarn implied contact with the Norse. Now, as she studies of Canadian collections of native artifacts, she says, "I am finding new Norse materials every couple of weeks. It suggests there was a significant...
  • Kimmirut site suggests early European contact [ Vikings ]

    09/15/2008 8:58:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Nunatsiaq News ^ | September 12, 2008 | Jane George
    Vikings - or perhaps other Europeans - may have set up housekeeping and traded with Inuit 1,000 years ago near today's community of Kimmirut. That's the picture of the past emerging from ancient artifacts found near Kimmirut, where someone collected Arctic hare fur and spun the fur into yarn and someone else carved notches into a wooden stick to record trading transactions. Dorset Inuit probably didn't make the yarn and tally sticks because yarn and wood weren't part of Inuit culture at that time, said Patricia Sutherland, an archeologist with the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Other artifacts from the area,...
  • Swedish cadets groped by female officer

    04/22/2011 7:32:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | April 21, 2011
    A female officer at the Swedish Military Academy (Militärhögskolan) has been suspended after being accused of groping five junior cadets at a spring dance. The woman alledgedly became a little too personal with her students at an after-party following the academy spring dance in late February, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported. One of the cadets described how he suddenly felt the officer's hands on the inside of his underpants while on the dance floor. Another cadet said that he found the female officer getting a bit too friendly and acting as if she was intoxicated.
  • Sweden: A myth past its expiration date

    04/13/2011 8:20:44 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 44 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 12 April | Tokarev
    ...Last year I read at Newgeography.com an article by two Scandinavian economists, Nima Sanandaji (president of the Swedish think tank Captus) and Robert Gidehag (president of the Swedish Taxpayer’s Association). They recalled how one of their colleagues tried to tease Milton Friedman: “In Scandinavia we have no poverty.” With his typical sense of humor, Friedman replied, “That’s interesting, because in America among Scandinavians, we have no poverty either.” To those who are quick to attribute income equality and the long life spans of Sweden to the dominant tax-and-spend social democratic policies of the 20th century, Sanandaji and Gidehag point out...
  • Two Swedes jailed for plotting Somalia attacks

    12/08/2010 7:36:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Local [Sweden] ^ | 12/8/10 | Staff
    Two Swedish citizens of Somali origin, members of the Islamist movement al-Shabaab, were sentenced by a Swedish court on Wednesday to four years in jail for "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia. "The prosecutor proved that the accused had taken it upon themselves and decided with the Somali islamist militia al-Shabaab to commit terrorist crimes in the form of suicide attacks," the court said.