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#221 Yama

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 0730 AM

Few years ago here was a highly publicized case where number of calls were made to child protection services about a small girl who was demonstrating various signs of abuse and mental distress. Calls were made by school, girl's mother (who had divorced from father and had mental issues of her own) and concerned neighbours. Girl's stepmother said that the girl was 'sometimes troublesome' in home but everything was fine, after all she was a doctor and well trained in pedagogic methods herself. Girl was placed to family support center for some time but eventually given back to father and her lady friend, despite the girl herself not wanting to return to her home.
Then the girl - aged 8- died. It turned out that her stepmother and father had wrapped her so tightly in bedsheets and duct tape that she had slowly suffocated to death. The woman claimed that wrapping 'was standard way to calm restless kids' and had not previously hurt the girl. Investigation revealed that she was not a doctor, and had lied about nearly every detail of her background. Autopsy revealed dozens of signs of long-term physical abuse.
Girl's horrible fate resulted to an enormous shitstorm towards Child Protection Services, who were blamed for abandoning the girl despite multiple signs that the girl was extremely unwell with her father and stepmother. Two of the officials got judicial punishments from dereliction of duty. One of the officials in the case was so mortified about it that she suffered personal collapse of her own and had to leave job.

So as you can see, it is very thankless job. Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

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#222 Rick

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 0741 AM

​Few years ago here was a highly publicized case where number of calls were made to child protection services about a small girl who was demonstrating various signs of abuse and mental distress. Calls were made by school, girl's mother (who had divorced from father and had mental issues of her own) and concerned neighbours. Girl's stepmother said that the girl was 'sometimes troublesome' in home but everything was fine, after all she was a doctor and well trained in pedagogic methods herself. Girl was placed to family support center for some time but eventually given back to father and her lady friend, despite the girl herself not wanting to return to her home.
Then the girl - aged 8- died. It turned out that her stepmother and father had wrapped her so tightly in bedsheets and duct tape that she had slowly suffocated to death. The woman claimed that wrapping 'was standard way to calm restless kids' and had not previously hurt the girl. Investigation revealed that she was not a doctor, and had lied about nearly every detail of her background. Autopsy revealed dozens of signs of long-term physical abuse.
Girl's horrible fate resulted to an enormous shitstorm towards Child Protection Services, who were blamed for abandoning the girl despite multiple signs that the girl was extremely unwell with her father and stepmother. Two of the officials got judicial punishments from dereliction of duty. One of the officials in the case was so mortified about it that she suffered personal collapse of her own and had to leave job.

So as you can see, it is very thankless job. Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

"So as you can see, it is very thankless job. Damned if you do and damned if you don't."  I agree  with you 100%.


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#223 wendist

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 1048 AM

Bigfoot has been spotted in the Stockholm archipelago again! Or maybe it was a submarine, we are not sure. :huh:

The Navy is quite sure it was not a sub, which probably is the strongest indication that it actually was a sub. Either way I hope it´s Bigfoot because these things are just getting silly by now.

 

https://sverigesradi...artikel=7075732


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#224 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 1203 PM

Probably just the Loch Ness monster. Nothing to worry about here. :)


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#225 Adam Peter

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 1254 PM

Some heavyweight Nordic race thing. I have never imagined something like this exists until stumbling into it last Friday.

 

 

The fact is that White Nationalism has turned into a kind of Multiculturalism for White People.


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Posted 27 October 2018 - 1307 PM

I probably am on a watchlist now just for following that link, but I need to remember those Nazi depictions of inferior elements outbreeding the higher-value population for the next time somebody yaks about the coming of Eurabia. :D

 

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 1513 PM

That's probably what happens when you never get laid.


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Posted 27 October 2018 - 1622 PM

Edward Tuft could have used the second one as a perfect example of lying with an infographic. Probably better that he stuck with the oil barrels and dollar bills, to be honest. (The lie factor is that the 2-d scaling results in the effect being scaled with the square, not linearly.)


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Posted 28 October 2018 - 0102 AM

inapproprate Nazi nonsense

 

it is not about (alleged)  inferiority

 

it is about replacement


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 0700 AM

Experience nothing - Visit Padasjoki

 


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 0710 AM

I knew it was Finnish from the start. As a matter of fact i read it with Ismo's voice in my head :P


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#232 Chris Werb

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 0749 AM

I knew it was Finnish from the start. As a matter of fact i read it with Ismo's voice in my head :P

 

Was I the only one expecting the video to end something like this... :)

 


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#233 Panzermann

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 1619 PM

https://www.thelocal...ts-fire-station
 

 

A Swedish town accidentally sold its fire station and is now trying to get it back

 

The municipality of Storuman in northern Sweden has accidentally sold off its fire station to a private real estate broker and is now trying to sue the buyer to get it back.

It's important to do the paperwork. That is a lesson that the municipality of Storuman learned the hard way after accidentally selling off its fire station.

The municipality is now hoping to get the fire station back by suing the buyer for four million kronor (€390,000) or making them hand the facility back, saying it needs it more than the buyer and that the buyer should have realized that the municipality's use of it meant it was obvious it was never up for sale.

"We realized early on that a mistake had been made. In the beginning we thought we'd come to an agreement [with the new owner], but in hindsight it appears as though we haven't. This is why we've filed a lawsuit," Tomas Mörtsell, mayor of Storuman, was quoted as telling Lokaltidningen.

The municipality insists that the fire station was never intended to be part of the deal "and that's why we're now forced to handle this judicially".

The deal dates back to 2014, when Storuman sold a number of buildings to private real estate group JLO Fastigheter AB in Umeå for 4.2 million kronor (€408,000). The fire station had been added to the same real estate unit in Sweden's property register only two years earlier, causing the municipality to miss its' inclusion.

Afterwards, the new owner offered Storuman to buy the fire station back for 10 million kronor (€973,000), more than double the price it had paid for the property and the buildings on the land.

The buyer slammed the municipality's handling of the matter.

"We've paid for the facility and have all the necessary documents. To come to us afterwards and say that the deal was a mistake is weird," said Lennart Olofsson, owner of CloudBerry Estates of which JLO Fastigheter is part.

"The most natural thing would have been for them to buy the premises back, but the municipality hasn't done so. Instead it chooses to pursue it in this way, and sue me and the company for a bunch of money."

 

 

 

 

ROFL :lol:


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 2119 PM

They are screwed... people in Umeå are nasty.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 1905 PM

https://www.cbsnews....tomb-in-sweden/

In a nearly 5,000-year-old tomb in Sweden, researchers have discovered the oldest-known strain of the notorious bacterium Yersinia pestis — the microbe responsible for humanity's perhaps most-feared contagion: the plague.

 

The finding suggests that the germ may have devastated settlements across Europe at the end of the Stone Age in what may have been the first major pandemic of human history. It could also rewrite some of what we know of ancient European history.

 

The finding came about as the researchers were analyzing publicly available databases of ancient DNA for cases in which infections might have claimed prehistoric victims. They focused on the previously excavated site of Frälsegården in Sweden. Previous analysis of a limestone tomb at the site found that an estimated 78 people were buried there, and they all had died within a 200-year period. The fact that many people died in a relatively short time in one place suggested they might have perished together in an epidemic, lead study author Nicolás Rascovan, a biologist at Aix-Marseille University in Marseille, France, told Live Science. The limestone tomb was dated to the Neolithic, or New Stone Age, the period when farming began.

 

The researchers discovered the previously unknown strain of plague in the remains of a woman at the Frälsegården site. Carbon dating suggested she died about 4,900 years ago during a period known as the Neolithic Decline, when Neolithic cultures throughout Europe mysteriously dwindled. 

 

Based on her hip bones and other skeletal features, they estimated the woman was about 20 years old when she died. The plague strain found with her had a genetic mutation that can trigger pneumonic plague — the deadliest form of historic and modern plague — suggesting the woman likely died of the disease. (The most common form of plague is bubonic plague, which occurs when plague bacteria spread to the lymph nodes and cause inflammation, according to the World Health Organization. The inflamed lymph nodes are called "buboes." If the bacteria spread to the lungs, they can trigger the deadlier pneumonic plague.)

 

By comparing the newfound strain with known plague DNA, the scientists determined that the ancient sample was the closest known relative of the plague bacterium's most recent ancestor. The study researchers theorized that the ancient sample diverged from other plague strains about 5,700 years ago.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 1957 PM

The inflamed lymph nodes are called "buboes."

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So that's where that word is from. 


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#237 Panzermann

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 1624 PM

How are minttu tabletit advertised in Finland?

 

 

Spoiler

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 1854 PM

This evening, I realized that Risto Ranta is a legitimate name in Finland.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 1834 PM


Cue the Nelson ha-ha laugh;

https://pjmedia.com/...the-chardonnay/

 

The numbers are scandalous. Between 2007 and 2016, the Norwegian government transferred no less than 640 million kroner in taxpayer money to the Clinton Foundation. Given the average exchange rate during that period, that sum would’ve been roughly equivalent to $100 million. This means that each and every Norwegian citizen, without being asked, put about twenty dollars into the pockets of that crooked enterprise.

The official reason for these massive payouts was that the Norwegian government wanted to help mothers and children in Africa. In 2016, Norway’s purported newspaper of record, Aftenposten, ran an article in which Stephen Gillers, an expert on legal ethics at NYU, said that the real motive was to buy influence for Norway in the corridors of American power.

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#240 Yama

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 1946 PM

Norwegian government has so much money that it might be actually better return for taxpayer to dump some of it on daft targets like that, rather than pay for construction of yet another money bin.


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