Category Archives: Politics

Day of sorrow

As all our thoughts and hearts reach out to the families in Connecticut, I would like to share with you the words of a true yogi and a very wise woman, Beryl Bender Birch. She posted this through her Facebook … Continue reading

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Now there’s a thought:

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN  To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:  In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus … Continue reading

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Where’s the ball?

The European Football Championships are currently on in Kiev, Ukraine – a country not exactly known for valuing human rights. Still media has been remarkably quiet about this. No comments urging Zlatan Ibrahimovic to visit opposing political groups or human … Continue reading

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Guns galore?

More sad news from Europe’s most violent country: another shooting took place in Finland this weekend. An 18-year old man took random shots at people in Hyvinkää, a small town less than an hour’s drive from Helsinki. 2 young people … Continue reading

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Hanging on the edge of reason

Once again we’ve heard the wise words of another scientist with no apparent reality contact. In today’s Hufvudstadsbladet (the leading Swedish newspaper in Finland) Vilja Varho, special researcher in future studies at the university of Turku has been kind enough … Continue reading

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Our new president

Not the one I wanted, but apparently enough people in Finland wanted Sauli Niinistö. A safe bet perhaps, a bit boring definitely and a riddle absolutely. Will be sitting tight now to wait and see what he actually thinks about … Continue reading

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Finnish Presidential Elections 2012

First round of presidential elections is now finished. The 2 candidates on for the second round are Sauli Niinistö, candidate for the conservative Kokoomus Party, and Pekka Haavisto, who represents the Green Party. This makes for an exciting second round. … Continue reading

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