Obama uses normal retreating of glaciers as proof of global warming, though far more glacier melt occurred in the 19th century. To be fair, Soini is behaving as all FM’s do in the presence of the reps of a major superpower, and as Finland’s acting FM, he has to tow the government line, but it’s grating to see him really buy into the nonsense nonetheless.
”I have been asked to check the rate of retreat in the 1940’s, compared to since. USGS give these figures: 1941-50 = 3km, 1950-2004 = 4km”
Soini met with Foreign Minister Kerry – climate conference ended with hopeful spirit of Alaska
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini thanked the US commitment to fight against climate change in the Arctic region. “Good conference the comradery was strong,” Soini assessed the meeting. Soini met with Secretary of State John Kerry and was greeted by President Barack Obama.
Now is the time to invest!
Foreign Minister Soini thanked US commitment. According to him, in the early stages of the climate meetings of about twenty years ago, investment was at a much lower level.
– But now, yes it’s time for investment, and everything reflects that major investment during the US presidency, Soini said. -Here Secretary of State Kerry has heralded in a big conference, and then President Obama came here to talk about it.
– And in that we have a great opportunity to continue, Soini estimates about Finland’s upcoming chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
BREAKING: Hillary Intentionally Originated And Distributed Highly Classified Information
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 By Sean Davis
A review of recently released e-mails shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly originated and distributed highly classified national security information. Clinton’s classified e-mail missives were not constrained to State Department staff, either. She also sent classified information to Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House operative banned by the Obama White House.
An analysis by The Federalist of e-mails released by the State Department late Monday shows that scores of e-mails sent by Clinton contained highly confidential national security information from the beginning, even if they weren’t marked by a classification authority until later.
The original date of classification of Hillary’s e-mails can be discerned by noting the declassification dates noted next to redactions in the e-mails. Under a 2009 executive order signed by President Barack Obama, classified material in most circumstances is to be automatically declassified after 10 years. In some instances, that duration may be extended up to 25 years. In certain circumstances, classification authorities may adjust the classification duration based on the nature of the underlying information.
The Israeli government’s policy on building illegally touches both Jews and Arabs alike.
B’tSelem also trots out the tired meme that removal of these illegal squatters violates international law, when in fact, the Geneva 4th convention (art.49) regarding transfer of civilians, only deals with peoples within an area ruled by a de facto recognized power (a state), not disputed territory.
UNSCR 242 crafted at the end of hostilities of the 67′ war, is in fact a chapter 6 designated resolution, which by de fault, not only recognizes the legality of Israel being in the newly acquired area, but also recognizes the area in question to be disputed.
NOTE: Those who pimp that bogus meme will fail to answer the following question:
”Name the high contracting power of that area (Judea and Samaria, also misleadingly labeled as the West Bank) prior to Israel coming into possession of it during the 67′ war. ”
B’Tselem claims IDF demolished 25 illegal Beduin structures in West Bank
The NGO says 11 families had lived in the temporary structures, such as shacks and tents, including 70 minors, who had just begun school this week.
A girl climbs on top of belongings that were in illegal structures in the Beduin Al-Khdeirat community. (photo credit:B’TSELEM)
MK Moti Yogev (Bayit Yehudi) has charged that the illegal Palestinian building is part of a deliberate attempt to create facts on the ground in Area C and to strengthen Palestinian hold on that territory.
Regavim’s director of international relations Ari Briggs said that the number of structures taken down near Adam on Monday was much less than what B’Tselem claimed, but did not have an exact figure.
What was removed was not residential, added Briggs.
Regavim is an NGO that monitors illegal Palestinian building in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem.
He added that Palestinians had just built an illegal school to service Sussiya, a village in the South Hebron Hills.
The civil administration had no response regarding the demolitions.
I was recently told by a social worker in southern Finland that these fake passports are being spotted here as well.
Trafficking surges in fake Syrian passports, Frontex chief warns
Migrants and refugees crowd the platforms at the Keleti (eastern) railway station in Budapest on Tuesday.
The chief of Frontex, the European Union’s border agency, says trafficking in fake Syrian passports has increased, notably in Turkey, creating a windfall for criminal gangs and a boon for migrants trying to get into Europe.
Frontext chief Fabrice Leggeri said Tuesday that Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war have the right to asylum in EU nations, making a Syrian passport very attractive. He told Frances Europe 1 radio the situation is also “extremely lucrative for criminal organizations.”
He said those who purchase a fake Syrian passport are Arabic speaking, making them credible, but usually have a “profile of an economic immigrant” who, under European rules, would not receive asylum. [AP]
If only real refugees were present in the picture, you could roller skate around them, and their luggage, on the platform.
Hungary shuts down rail traffic for migrants heading west, clears train station
BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU’s passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers.
Hungary’s right-wing nationalist government defended its U-turn — just days after it started permitting migrants on the trains without any coherent immigration controls at all — as necessary to send a get-tough signal. Cabinet ministers told lawmakers that the nation, struggling to cope with more than 150,000 arrivals this year, was determined to seal its borders to unwelcome travelers from the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Human rights activists criticized the action as futile and reckless, given that eastern European gangs have mobilized fleets of vehicles for illegally transporting migrants to Austria, Germany and elsewhere — but at steep prices and in often dangerous conditions. They warned that blocking public transportation would increase risks of a repeat of last week’s tragedy when the bodies of 71 people, apparently suffocated, were found in the back of an abandoned truck near Vienna, Austria.
Of course he’ll be hated, smeared and tarred for voicing an opinion that goes against the lunatic mainstream.
Czech President Calls for Army to Defend Border Against Migrants
August 31, 2015 — 2:31 PM EEST
The Czech Republic should defend its borders, using the army to expel “illegal immigrants” because the European Union isn’t curbing the influx of refugees into the bloc, President Milos Zeman said.
Zeman’s comments echoed those of other politicians calling for the EU to take action to stem the flood of people into the region from Syria and other conflict areas as they travel through Greece and the Balkan states to western Europe.
“Of course I would wish for the EU to strengthen its borders, but I don’t see any real action,” Zeman told reporters in Prague castle on Monday. “Therefore I believe the Czech Republic should take of its borders alone and expel illegal immigrants from the borders, including with the use of the army.”
The refugee crisis has escalated in central Europe this month, with Austrian police finding a Hungarian-licensed truck containing the bodies of 71 migrants last week. Scores more drowned when their boats capsized off the coast of Libya. Most refugees traveling to the EU pass through former communist countries as they head to Germany and other richer states.
Which begs the question as to why they have an embassy there in the first place.
We are making one fatal mistake after the other, and it’s all due to the Left’s erosion of our clarity of thinking, our sense of moral right and reliance on human experience.
EXCLUSIVE: UK GOVT SLAMS IRAN ON ISRAEL STANCE JUST DAYS AFTER BRITISH EMBASSY REOPENSGetty
by SARKIS ZERONIAN 1 Sep 2015
Barely a week since the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the British Embassy in Iran, a Foreign Office spokesman has slammed a senior Iranian official for his country’s anti-Israel stance.
Just a week ago, Mr Hammond said Iran’s President Rouhani indicated a “more nuanced approach” to Israel, and that aggressive statements by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should not necessarily be seen as representative of the country’s foreign policy.
Since then however a number of embarrassing responses have come directly from the Iranian regime.
According to the Iranian Tasnim News Agency, a spokesman from the Iranian Foreign Ministry rejected media reports of talks between Iran and Britain about Iran’s attitude towards the State of Israel during Hammond’s visit. She said no such talks took place, adding that “London is expected to make up for mistakes of its past policies toward Iran” through constructive interaction and mutual respect.
Reinforcing that comment, a foreign affairs adviser to Iran’s parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, was even more certain no such comments had been made. According to the Iranian Fars News Agency Hossein Sheikholeslam “blasted British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond for his interfering remarks” saying: “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”
The shops are full, the diners are packed, the roads choked with new cars and designer jeans plod the sidewalks of Gaza. Of course, all are kept in check by black beards carrying ak 47’s.
Gaza Strip’s middle class enjoys spin classes, fine dining, private beaches
The other side of Gaza
View Photos A year after the war, the small middle class here has created a niche market for rooftop dining, day spas and a beach resort.
By William Booth August 23
GAZA CITY — Alongside the Hamas training camps and bombed-out neighborhoods, there is a parallel reality where the wafer-thin Palestinian middle class here is wooed by massage therapists, spin classes and private beach resorts.
Media images beamed from the Gaza Strip rightly focus on the territory’s abundant miseries. But rising from the rubble of last summer’s devastating war with Israel are a handful of new luxury-car dealerships, boutiques selling designer jeans and, coming soon to a hip downtown restaurant, “Sushi Nights.”
The first step is not to let them in the front door.
The second step is stop calling them ”Swedish women” and refer to them for what they are, pious (koran thumping) muslim immigrants/or of immigrant background who reject the very society in which they live (and leach from).
The third step is not to try and ”turn them”, but to allow them passage to the Islamic State and never to return.
‘Sweden should target women extremists more’
The radical Islamist Al-Shabaab group in Somalia. Photo: Mohamed Sheikh Nor/TT
Published: 01 Sep 2015 07:43 GMT+02:00
Female extremism is a growing problem in Sweden and the government should do more to prevent it, argue Jessica Katz and Katarina Tracz from the Stockholm Free World Forum.
Since Islamic State (Isis or IS) proclaimed its caliphate over a year ago, the need for various types of support for community building has increased. As a result female recruitment has also escalated.
Not only warriors are in demand in the caliphate; women are lured by promises of getting a central role in the new Islamic state.
Swedish migration to Isis is the largest in the Nordic region in terms of numbers, and the second largest in Europe in relation to population size.
According to Säpo (the Swedish security police), over 300 people have travelled to Syria to fight for movements like Islamic State, with the confirmed figure for female travellers standing at 30-40 individuals.
The majority of these people come from western Sweden and Gothenburg. Just as for male Isis supporters there is a great risk that there are large hidden numbers.
Right now there is an intense debate about how the prevalence of violent Islamist extremism can be prevented and managed.
Sweden is far behind other countries in the prevention and implementation of legal sanctions, despite the high number of Swedish Isis travellers and an elevated threat of Islamist terrorism. The awareness of Swedish women’s connection with Islamic extremist movements is also non-existent or at best inadequate.
Sweden’s own foreign minister Margot Wallström attempted to put a bandaid over the latest row by suggesting that Jensen had crossed a line, but noting that the 44-year-old had simply made his plaster-related blunder as a result of inexperience.
“I’m thinking that he is new to the job as foreign minister. You have to forgive those kinds of transgressions. I am sure he will learn,” Wallström told the TT newswire at the time.
The crazy Swedes (the ones with political clout) make beige the new ‘N’ word in the recent band-aid ‘scandal’, which has led to the introduction of darker bandages for ”people of color”. The Danish FM stated during the height of the brouhaha that he’s glad he doesn’t live in Sweden. I’ve stated the very same on countless occasions.
NOTE: I deem any so called, ”person-of-color”, who complains of beige bandages, as being racist themselves. I can only imagine the international furor caused by beige people, in the darkest corners of Africa, complaining that they can’t get the right bandages of color for their skin tone.
Swedish pharmacy chain Apoteket said it would introduce a range of plasters for people with darker skin tones. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Published: 01 Sep 2015 12:07 GMT+02:00
A spat over the introduction of plasters for darker skin tones in Swedish pharmacies took an unusual turn when the Danish Foreign Minister offered his Swedish counterpart a box of band aids.
Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen made the tongue-in-cheek peace offering to his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström during a climate conference in Alaska, Denmark’s Politiken reported.
“I brought a small box of heart-coloured plasters to Margot,” Jensen was quoted as saying by the paper.
The quarrel, known as “plastergate” in the Danish press, dates back to mid-August when Jensen posted a link to an article about Swedish pharmacies introducing a range of dark-coloured plaster on Facebook alongside the comment: “I’m once again happy that I don’t live in Sweden….”
Pharmacy giant Apoteket’s decision to introduce the plasters followed criticism by Swedish blogger Paula Dahlberg who told public broadcaster Sveriges Radio in August that the company was contributing to racism by only offering shades of beige plasters on its shelves.
“The fact she said that demonstrates that there are heated discussions about immigrants and refugees right now,” Communications Director Eva Fernvall told The Local at the time, adding that the national chemist chain was committed to reducing discrimination.
The people have taken to the comment sections to vent their frustration with the feckless media and the miserable politicians that they parrot.
If they can’t vent there, than were?
NOTE: Also, there is no such thing as ”hate speech”, regardless of the statutes on the books, in Finland, and elsewhere in the less than free West, there is just speech. The moment you allow officials and the loudest voices on the street to define for the rest of society, what is ”appropriate” speech, is the day that (somewhat) free society begins a long death spiral into certain tyranny.
Finnish news sites rein in unruly comment sections
Editors point to a spike in hate speech and insults in recent weeks, particularly related to immigration and asylum-seeker issues.
Two of Finland’s largest media sites on Tuesday decided to curtail or halt public comment on their websites.
The leading newspaper Helsingin Sanomat’s Nyt supplement and the domestic broadcaster MTV both say they have shut down comment sections due to a flood of hate speech and “weak quality discussion”.
The news division of public broadcaster Yle is not changing its policy on comment, says the Director of News and Current Affairs, Atte Jääskeläinen.
“For a couple of years now, we have significantly limited free online commenting because it has not produced constructive discussion. We now only open up comment by a specific decision and comments are always read before they are published,” he explains.
Blog posts on Yle’s news sites are often open for comment. These include a column on the migrant crisis published on Monday by bestselling author and TV personality Jari Tervo entitled “700,000 Racists”. It has attracted some 600 comments. Yle moderators have deleted about 20 percent of them due to inappropriate content.
According to Jääskeläinen, online discussions with editorial participation and a journalistic aim work better.
“There were hopes that online comments would boost democracy and open discussion in society, but it has brought us disappointments. Particularly within the past year, the debate has become very sharp and aggressive, even including hate speech,” says Jääskeläinen.
MTV fences off certain topics
MTV, Finland’s largest commercial TV and radio broadcaster, is closing comment sections related to certain topics for now.
Editor-in-chief Merja Ylä-Anttila says that the refugee crisis has spurred overheated comment and hate speech on MTV’s websites. For this reason the media group will no longer open comment on stories related to asylum seekers and immigration issues.
“Black-and-white attitudes on these matters have become even harder and the language used is far from appropriate,” she told Yle on Tuesday. “For one reason or another, I think the debate has escalated in just the past few weeks. And moderating it is extremely difficult.”
Up until now, MTV has allowed comment on all stories except crime reports. Ylä-Anttila says that the suspension will remain in effect indefinitely. Meanwhile the company will consider how moderation could be improved.
Ylä-Anttila says it is a coincidence that MTV and Nyt made their decisions on the same day.
“Maybe this is in the air, because this overheating of the discussion has been noticed elsewhere as well. Trolling and the racism discussion, the uproar over [an anti-multiculturalism statement by Finns Party MP Olli] Immonen and things like this have fed into this,” observes Ylä-Anttila.
She describes the decision to can some comment sections as a wake-up call.
“I’d like people to wake up and realise that words and ways of speaking do have an impact. There’s been a lot of talk about hate speech, but there is rarely a chance to do anything about it. So we’ve now taken this method into use,” she says.
Nyt suspends temporarily
Jussi Pullinen, the news director of Helsingin Sanomat’s Nyt section, said in a column published on Tuesday afternoon that all comment sections on the site will be closed for two weeks. In the meantime the editorial staff will think about what role they may play in the future. He says the decision was based on overreactions by online commenters and the “weak quality of the discussion”.
Pullinen said that people have increasingly been posting false statements and that the comment sections had become dominated by shouting. Interviewees and journalists have also been the target of insults and threats.
He also questioned the point of moderated discussions in this day and age, pointing out that internet users can discuss and comment freely on social media.
Keuruu rejects Finland’s largest reception center establishment
Sanni Mattila HELSINGIN SANOMAT NEWSPAPER
This evening’s meeting in the Keuruu City Council has decided not to set up reception centers for Keuruu. The council votes for not in favor won by 21-14.
Keuruu’s former pioneer regiment’s barracks would have become Finland’s largest reception center, which has had preliminary plans that could accommodate about 500 people.
The unoccupied barracks building include a large kitchen, dining halls, class rooms, wash rooms, health center, offices , sports facilities, canteen, storage facilities and a cinema hall.
The Finnish Immigration Service Desk Unit Director Jorma Kuuluvainen, said the establishment’s new centers would facilitate a very precarious living conditions of accommodation for asylum seekers. “The negative decision is unfortunate. We have to think about what to do next and what alternatives we have. All the capacity we have, is needed right now, “says Kuuluvainen.
Once again Nigel Farage warning about exactly this at the fake EU ”parliament”.
ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS CAUGHT CROSSING INTO EUROPE POSING AS REFUGEESDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images
by LIAM DEACON 1 Sep 2015
Five men have been arrested as they attempted to cross the Bulgarian-Macedonian border with decapitation videos and Islamic State propaganda on their phones. The terrorist suspects had been posing as refugees.
Bulgarian authorities near the Gyueshevo border checkpoint detained the five men, aged between 20 and 24, late on Wednesday, Bulgarian broadcaster NOVA TVreported.
The men were stopped by a border guard, who they attempted to bribe with a “wad of dollars.” However, they were searched and Islamic State propaganda, specific Jihadists prayers and decapitation videos were found on their phones.
In a move that suggests how seriously authorities are taking the case, the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security (DANS) has now taken control of the investigation under the supervision of the regional prosecutor’s office in Kyustendil.
The men chose to cross in a wooded area, local media have reported, and took a car from an accomplice who had crossed legally from Macedonia with the vehicle.
Bulgaria has recently completed a 15-foot high razor wire clad fence along 50 miles of its south-eastern border with Turkey to control the mass movement of migrants from the Middle East and Asia into Europe via the so-called Balkans route.
However, the Gyueshevo border checkpoint where the men crossed sits on Bulgaria’s western border with Macedonia. It is likely the men chose to enter there to avoid the new strict border controls on the other side of the country.
Muslim woman who threatened to slit a police officer’s throat and punched another in the face during a counterterrorism raid has charges against her dropped because she was not shown a search warrant
The woman, whose name is suppressed, leaves the Parramatta Local Court on Monday after Magistrate Margaret McGlynn dropped the charges against her
The woman, 24, had charges dropped at Parramatta Local Court
Magistrate Margaret McGlynn ruled the officers had acted unlawfully
They seized her phone and body-searched her without supplying a warrant
She allegedly threatened to slit one officer’s throat and punched another
By RACHEL EDDIE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 12:44 GMT, 31 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:11 GMT, 31 August 2015
A woman who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to slit the throat of another during a counterterrorism raid has had the charges dropped after a court found the officers acted unlawfully.
In Parramatta Local Court on Monday, Magistrate Margaret McGlynn ruled that the officers, executing the raid, had acted unlawfully when searching the 24-year-old woman because they failed to supply a warrant.
The officers had seized her phone and body-searched her at her Sydney home last year, Nine News reports.
Part of the ”fool the infidel” dawa team of islamohucksters.
There is no peace with Islam. There is only subjugation by it, or complete victory over it, but there is no co-existing with it.
‘It’s a message calling for world peace’: Muslim couple claim they found the name of ALLAH embossed on the side of an egg from their local Iceland
Anisa Jussab, 36, bought a £1 pack of eggs from her local supermarket in Leicester and was about to bake a cake for her husband Farid (pictured together), 37, when she noticed bumps on one of the shells. And upon taking a closer look Mrs Jussab discovered the phrase ‘None to be worshipped except Allah’ in Arabic script – leading her to believe that it was a blessing. A comparison to the Arabic script is seen above (bottom right).
What, and ruin his street rep with the hood and Leftist network of miscreants and malcontents?
TEXAS BLACK ACTIVIST ASKS PRESIDENT TO DENOUNCE ‘RACIST’ #BLACKLIVESMATTER (VIDEO)
Photo Courtesy of Joe Evans
by LANA SHADWICK 31 Aug 2015
A video made by a black activist asking the president and other leaders to denounce the #BlackLivesMatter movement has gone viral on Facebook. He calls the movement “a racist movement,” one that is “racist to the core.” He says the movement has only caused more disunion and hate among Americans.
The former vice chairman and executive director of the Jefferson County Republican Party challenges others in his video to not respond to the shooting of the deputy by calling for stricter gun laws or for changes in mental health approaches. He asks every leader, “starting with the president,” to “denounce the Black Lives Matter movement.”
As reported by Breitbart Texas, Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth was shot execution-style at a gas station on Friday night. The officer was in uniform and was putting gas in his patrol car at a Chevron station in northwest Houston at the time. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas that the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and in the back.