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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2420 on: September 10, 2017, 09:41:16 AM »
Well, depending on how she self-idennifries ....


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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2422 on: September 13, 2017, 09:56:26 AM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2423 on: September 13, 2017, 10:07:30 AM »
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I have Kaspersky AV on my computer.  It is better than MacAfee and other AV I have tested.  This ruling is 100% political and not based on any factual evidence.
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« Reply #2424 on: September 13, 2017, 10:10:24 AM »
I have Kaspersky AV on my computer.  It is better than MacAfee and other AV I have tested.  This ruling is 100% political and not based on any factual evidence.

I use Kaspersky myself, and kissed MacAfee goodbye long ago.
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« Reply #2425 on: September 13, 2017, 10:12:16 AM »
This ruling is 100% political and not based on any factual evidence.
So, not what we've come to expect from the Trump administration, at all.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2426 on: September 18, 2017, 05:21:28 PM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2427 on: September 20, 2017, 12:30:06 PM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2428 on: September 21, 2017, 10:02:01 AM »
Sweden to join NATO?  Let's hope not.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2429 on: September 22, 2017, 07:20:25 AM »
The President talked just the other day to the Prime Minister of the Swudan, who is doing a terrific job for his people.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2430 on: September 24, 2017, 10:49:49 AM »
It looks like Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz took a beating in German elections at the expense of the extreme right AfD, and to  lesser extend to the liberals (FdP) and the Greens.  They are talking about forming a Jamaican coalition (CDU-FdP-Green).  At this stage it is a little hard to see how all this will unfold.  My take, is that it is good for France (Merkel will need Paris a lot more than in the past) but not good for the Italian who will be facing an even more difficult election next year.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2431 on: September 24, 2017, 08:11:24 PM »
The new right wing party is raising some relevant questions, but there are some seriously unpleasant people there:

http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/.premium-1.813852

plus one of the main people, Alice Weidel, has apparently been using illegal, untaxed immigrant labour herself:

http://www.politico.eu/article/alice-weidel-afd-germany-election-far-right-leader-accused-of-illegally-hiring-syrian-refugee-report/

It will be very important how the AfD manages until the next election, and whether they implode somewhat in internal conflicts, or will get strength at those elections.

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2432 on: September 25, 2017, 06:56:23 AM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2433 on: September 25, 2017, 07:07:48 AM »
The President talked just the other day to the Prime Minister of the Swudan, who is doing a terrific job for his people.

Just don't go to libraries in Sweden without a bodyguard: (Use "translate" on the upper right. )
http://www.friatider.se/v-ldet-kar-kraftigt-i-sveriges-bibliotek

Violence and social concern have increased significantly in Sweden's library in recent years. It shows a new survey from DIK, reports DN Culture. Sweden's social problems have moved into the libraries, the trade union believes.
Being quiet at libraries is a rule that is less respected in Sweden. On the contrary, more and more violence occurs in the country's library.
Two years ago, DIK released a surveyed survey that identified problems and social problems at the country's library. Since then it has not improved, but significantly worse. Now 73 percent of the respondent librarians say they experienced social concern at their libraries.


Seems like an alternative news site with plenty of other shocking articles, not exactly from happy campers in the socialist paradise. Interesting, the anti-cultural aspect of it.

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2434 on: September 25, 2017, 07:47:41 AM »
Just don't go to libraries in Sweden without a bodyguard: (Use "translate" on the upper right. )
http://www.friatider.se/v-ldet-kar-kraftigt-i-sveriges-bibliotek

Violence and social concern have increased significantly in Sweden's library in recent years. It shows a new survey from DIK, reports DN Culture. Sweden's social problems have moved into the libraries, the trade union believes.
Being quiet at libraries is a rule that is less respected in Sweden. On the contrary, more and more violence occurs in the country's library.
Two years ago, DIK released a surveyed survey that identified problems and social problems at the country's library. Since then it has not improved, but significantly worse. Now 73 percent of the respondent librarians say they experienced social concern at their libraries.


Seems like an alternative news site with plenty of other shocking articles, not exactly from happy campers in the socialist paradise. Interesting, the anti-cultural aspect of it.

I was in Sweden for 5 weeks this summer and used them for internet etc. They where extremely quiet and with super helpful librarians, and of course there were no guards. Some urban area libraries experience problems, no doubt, just like in the US, where the use of security guards is not unknown either.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2435 on: September 26, 2017, 06:06:59 AM »
Stereotype busted!  In definitive study, psychopaths shown to prefer rap music.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2436 on: September 26, 2017, 07:06:21 AM »
We've just had a local concert here with rap music, that unfortunately ended in fighting, because the musicians attacked the public, and the police had to be called.

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2437 on: September 26, 2017, 11:44:19 AM »
We've just had a local concert here with rap music, that unfortunately ended in fighting, because the musicians attacked the public, and the police had to be called.

rap music ... the musicians attacked the public

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« Reply #2438 on: September 26, 2017, 01:54:44 PM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2439 on: September 27, 2017, 05:44:54 AM »
No, possibly not the fluff you were thinking of?

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