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Sandt Jaarittelee -

Many are asking what could North Korea possibly gain from an all-out war, a war that'd certainly lead to its own destruction. If North Korea really wants to provoke a war, it will be because of this: ( The Washington Post ) Their military equipment is at least fifty years old, nearing or way past its "best before" date. Soon it will be of little use and North Korea has absolutely no money (or anything for that matter) to obtain new equipment. And, with the Soviet Union long gone, they've got no...


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RealWorld . . . can it be? -

A few days back I wrote about the suspected Russian fighter bomber that is said to have dropped a missile in Georgia. See ' Russian or not - the fighter bomber? '. Russia reports their disappointment in how the international Group of Experts inspecting the incident seem to have taken the Georgian side. Russia suspects that Georgians have damaged parts of the missile to prevent its identifying. I must correct my statement in the previous post: the plane was not identified to have been Russian...


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A free diary -

A message from Mary Hughes Thompson, one of the activists on board the first boat into Gaza,. Vik was on that boat, and we are all devastated with this news. Greta Throughout the day we prayed this would have the best kind of endings.  The kidnappers had given a deadline several hours away.  So this latest terrible news has devastated all of us who knew Vik.  He and I were on the FREE GAZA when it sailed to Gaza in August 2008.  He stayed behind in Gaza, and two months later he was...


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A free diary -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos brutally attacked Freedom Flotilla 1, killing eight Turkish and one American passenger on board the Mavi Marmara, most having been killed at close range, execution style.. They injured more than 50 other passengers, both on the Mavi Marmara and on the other four boats sailing to the embattled territory of Gaza to bring the attention of the world to Israel’s illegal blockade of 1.6 million Palestinians. Not only were our passengers...


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Finn again wakes -

No, this post is not about Iraq, or any other political issue I have normally written about. This is about... wait for it... TV! Hooray! In recent days I have been so fortunate as to be exposed to some quality TV: I´ve spent hours on end watching old Monty Python stuff, and I´ve also enjoyed watching numerous episodes of the 1967 British classic, The Prisoner . I must say nothing that has been produced in recent years comes even close to the brilliance of these two classics. To prove my...


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Matkailua Kaakkois-Aasiassa -

Yes. Quite much have happened since I last time wrote here. A lot of diving and climbing to the Mount Kinabalu. Let's start with the diving :) So in Semporna I went to Uncle Chang's diveshop and they had exactly what I wanted. A few fun dives at Pulau Sipadan. First I took 2 fundives and an accomodation in the close island - Pulau Mabul. On Tuesday 18th of April I then left towards Sipadan. There was 6 divers and 4 snorklers in the same speedboat. We had all our equipments ready and finally...


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Matkailua Kaakkois-Aasiassa -

Hello People! A lot has happened again since I wrote here last time. Here's a short post from me. The most exciting part in the end of this chapter. First I went to Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, to see the formula 1 racing. It was a nice experience but maybe something I don't wanna experience again. Whole day was pretty much just waiting. Waiting for the taxi, airplane, busses, beginning of the race and so on. It was really hot day and the formulas were loud as he*l. But they went really fast! :) Few...


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Sax on the Web -

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim This photograph is in the Public domain On December 6th Finland celebrates her 92nd Independence Day. This week seventy years ago Soviet Russia attacked Finland without declaring a war. This widely condemned aggression became known as the Finnish Winter War . Mannerheim's role was paramount for tiny Finland in getting her independence in 1917 and maintaining it during the WWII when fighting against a giant but brutal super nation. Marshal Mannerheim served also as...


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On Winning -

Meant to write something about SKI on Troughput blog allready some time ago, but forgot about it. Now it popped up again from my Google Alerts. Just a generic comment on Bob Nardelli at helm of Chrysler, but in the post there are two books that I hadn't heard of before. Any of you read either of these and could give some comments? The Logical Thinking Process: A Systems Approach to Complex Problem Solving by H. William Dettmer A major rewrite of Dettmer's classic Goldratt's Theory of...


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Just for fun -

I don't like Sundays.. can't really relax or concentrate on anything, you just keep thinking about the new week that's about to begin. I guess it dates back to the elementary and high school times when I just plain hated school. And let's not even talk about the Sundays during the military service. Now it's a bit different. I most definitely don't hate school, I don't love every subject, not even most of them at the moment and the early wake-ups suck but I guess they'll be worth it in the end...


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Through a looking glass -

UPI reports that "Israel is embarking upon a more aggressive approach to the war on terror that will include staging targeted killings in the United States and other friendly countries" . The Israeli government routinely assassinates people with methods ranging from poison injection to the ear to missile strikes from US-supplied military helicopters. More interesting than the extension of this policy from the Occupied Territories, Jordan, Belgium and so on to the US, is the reaction of the...


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Through a looking glass -

Newsweek reports that the US government is debating the "Salvador option" in Iraq: creating death squads in the style of El Salvador and other US client states in Latin America. This would be a logical development. The occupation is failing ever more rapidly, and at this point it seems unlikely that conventional military force can defeat the Iraqi resistance. The great foreign policy successes of the US have not been in colonial war as in Vietnam, but in neo-colonial state terror as in Latin...


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Through a looking glass -

Holocaust memorial day. The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated 60 years ago today. In Finland, the day is held to remember not only the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, but all victims of ethnic persecution, past and present. The simple popular picture of the reasons for the Holocaust has two essential elements: an insane leadership that whipped up antisemitism to gain power, and fanatically loyal followers who were indoctrinated into totalitarian mentality, ready to obey any and all...


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Af-riikka -

"The Bhutanese love archery. They also love drinking. They tend to combine their two passions, and this is worrying." Before coming to Bhutan, I read a pile of books trying to grasp this country, most of them written by Westerners. Out of these travel/autobiography accounts Eric Weiner's " The Geography of Bliss - One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World", described by the author as "a philosophical humorous travel memoir" was one of my favourites. His quote above is not that far...


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sph -

Looking back couple years there has been "one big change" happening in our life each year. Change of country, moving places, change of job, getting married, birth of children etc. This year it will be significant change in my employment. I am leaving Nokia this month, after six years, and I'm heading to a researcher position in Finnish Defence Forces! One can say that this will be a big change in company ways of working, scope and the whole technology context. On the other hand, I am looking...


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Obiter dictum -

Embedded in every man is a latent power, such that has the dynamic ability to bring about and cause any kind of desired change in any situation. It is a recognizable fact that every form of human association, organization or unit, with a definite purpose (whether good or evil, noble or immoral) has a ‘soul’. And such, is given life by the innate conviction and beliefs of the individual members of such group. Revolutionary changes in every society have always been as a result of such...


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Dili Days Decrease -

I haven't been updating my blog properly for a while, so I haven't reported that it was not only Dili in turmoil, but we had some terrifying incidents here in Helsinki too. These things happened around 1st of May celebrations, which are a really big thing here, but I missed them this year because of an irritating deadline for a conference paper, set very untoughtfully to 1st of May (no cultural sensitivity there!). Robin has been covering both Dili and Helsinki incidents in his blog, so look...


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Shanghai päiväkirja -

Aaamu paljasti uljaan merimaiseman. Mutta kauaa ei sitä ollut aikaa ihailla kun piti jo tsekata itsemme ulos ja alkaa metsästyskierros uudelleen. Käväisi jo mielessä että millainenkohan hotellitilanne Itä-Timorilla tai muualla saarella olisi. Urheasti kuitenkin jatkoimme listan läpikäymistä. Kaunis aamu kääntyi sateeksi kun kävimme ensimmäisessä hotellissa, joka osoittautui olevan täynnä. Listan toista kohdetta ei enää ollut ja kuski vei meidät ihmettelemään suljettuja...


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Apertoire -

I have been interested in airplanes all my life so no wonder I have taken good amount of photos of them. Yesterday I visited RAF Leuchars air show and I have been going through my photos and videos of it. There are couple tips I learnt from others and by experiment. Stationary planes are pretty easy and interesting subjects. Plenty of details and shapes to photograph but in case of museums the lack light is sometimes a problem. Many museums do not allow tripods so fast lenses with stabilizers...


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Dionysian Spring -

This here video clip ('courtesy' of The Atlantic Magazine ), taken from space several hundred kilometers from Earth, obviously, of a flight passing the world's tallest building brings the missing Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370 (a Boeing 777-2H6ER on its way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members) in mind in a flash. It seems we, the humanity, can see what is going on in our airspace with amazing accuracy. Note that in the video, the satellite's...


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talsi -

(Subject: Travel stories III: Edinburgh continued (some light reading for you for the rainy days...)) X)It always rains. I read in the papers that this June was the rainiest here for decades - but I can't really say I was surprised; I seem to bring the rain with me. The October I lived here was also the wettest in Scotland for more than 30 years... On the other hand, during the twelve months I lived here, I also experienced the hottest day in the UK ever since the records began. Anyway, it...


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Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

Tammisunnuntai 1918. MRP Matila Röhr Production Oy / Riku Isohella. En söndag i januari 1918.     FI 2017. PC: MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy. P: Marko Röhr. Line P: Hanna Järvinen. D: Ilkka Vanne. SC: Antti Tuuri. Cin: Teemu Liakka. Taustatuottaja: Pekka Kärnä. ED: Altti Sjögren. AD: Päivi Kettunen. S: Pekka Karjalainen. Cost: Teija Rissanen.     C: Jukka Peltola (Ahto Sippola), Sauli Kangas (Eljas Erkko). Narrators: Elsa Saisio, Mikko Virtanen.     Festival premiere: 17 Nov...


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Suomen Antifasistinen Komitea (SAFKA) -

The core fallacy of the Western narrative on Ukraine is to see the "Glorious Ukrainian Revolution," including the insurgency in Western Ukraine, the Maidan Massacre and the US coup as totally separate from the "Russian aggression." In reality all this, plus the Odessa massacre and the partisan war that has now started in the West, even the draft evasion and the protests against mobilization are part of one and the same thing: the UKRAINIAN CIVIL WAR! Not a day was past since February 18th, when...


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Kirsikankukkia -

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Juha Molari -

On the first day of January, Mr. Eric Tallant sent a twitter message to me: Eric (@OSINT_Hunter) 3:42 ap. On01.01, 2019 : I will make you a deal. If you sincerely wish to make amends, renounce your former ties to Russian state sponsored media, and tell your side of the story, I will see that it is published in various sources in the West. Eric Tallant promised wonderful amends for my career, if I will " renounce " my " former ties to Russian state sponsored media ", and " tell " my " side of...


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ajatusvirtaa -

I am a Scandinavian and we, unlike the Americans, do not read John Stuart Mill as part of our general education. At least that is the image I have, as an outsider, of American education, but do correct me if I'm wrong. " On Liberty " is in any case a famous and central work of American political thinking, and since I thus had never read the work, the other day I thought that now would be a time as good as any to finally take a look into it. I must confess that I haven't come far on it yet, but...


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Mervi's Book reviews -

The third book in the alternate history action/adventure/thriller Roma Nova series. Publication year: 2014 Format: ebooks Publisher: SilverWood Books Page count: 297 Set eight years after the end of the second book, Carina Mitela is now a major in the Roma Nova’s elite military force, the Praetorian Guard Special Forces (PGSF). She’s also the head […]


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Daily Loaf -

The Venetian Alternative. The current centre-left government of Finland has brought into national focus an ugly beast that has already raised its head globally. The apparent unwillingness to accept change of the noughties is in stark contrast to the breakneck pace of technological development and social change of the 1990's, and indeed the latter half of the 20th century - although I'll have to go by the words of wiser authors on anything preceding the 90's. Are we returning to the same...


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Jussi Niinistö -

Vierailin 6.-8.6.2018 Alankomaissa ja Belgiassa. Kolmipäiväinen kokouskimara alkoi Haagissa Pohjoisen ryhmän (Northern Group) kokouksella, jota seurasivat Euroopan puolustusvirasto EDA:n järjestämä Military Mobility -seminaari Brysselissä, Saksan johtama kehysvaltiokokous, NATO-EU –työistunto ja NATO:n Resolute Support -operaatiota käsittelevä kokous.


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Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

Women of All Nations. Victor McLaglen as Flagg and Greta Nissen as Elsa. Women of All Nations. A Comedy Drama with the characters of Quirt and Flagg originally created by Laurence Stallings & Maxwell Anderson.     Sempre rivali.     Director: Raoul Walsh. Year: 1931. Country: USA.     Sog.: basato sui personaggi di Maxwell Anderson, Laurence Stallings. Scen.: Barry Conners. F.: Lucien Andriot. M.: Jack Dennis. Scgf.: David Hall. Mus.: Carli Elinor. Int.: Victor McLaglen (capitano Jim...


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