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lehti tarjous blogi -

Tilaa National Geographic lehti ja saat “Planet Earth” DVD boksin kaupan päälle! National Geographic lehti on nyt tarjouksessa uusille tilaajille. Kun tilaat nyt National Geographic lehden saat mukana BBC:n Planet Earth viiden DVD:n paketin kaupan päälle. Saat lehden ja Planet Earth DVD paketin hintaan 4,90 euroa. Pelkän DVD-boksin hinta on jopa 42 euroa, joten alennus […]


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Roadside Burger Blog -

This was my second burger with a journalist from Helsingin Sanomat. He's making a story about hamburgers and I was interviewed for the article while tasting several burgers. Harrin nakki (Harri's Hotdog) is a typical Finnish grill kiosk. A little booth standing in the corner of local park in the middle of Helsinki. Back in the days the architecture varied from trailers to wooden booths but the city of Helsinki standardized the outlook of these kiosks a few years back. This particular kiosk has...


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Minnin näpertelyt -

International Cricket Captain 2011 doesn't break any new ground, but a wealth of real-life statistics married to a solid management sim makes it worth the investment for any budding cricket captains. The Good Good statistical realism   Well-balanced difficulty. The Bad For diehards only   Flat graphical presentation. UK REVIEW--Few genres cater so directly to a specific crowd as the management sim. Incredibly dense minutiae are a sim's lifeblood, and International Cricket Captain 2011 serves...


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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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Dili Days Decrease -

Since I am no longer in Dili, I was going to end writing this blog and start a new one with a more accurate tile. However, the title words have got a whole new meaning now, so I continue with that for time being. Although I have made a couple of posts about recent violence in Dili, I didn’t comment the events frequently or extensively. It is very difficult to believe what I clearly see. Despite the reports, I remained confident that the situation would normalise soon until last Thursday when...


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MENOLIPPU MINNE VAIN -

Lontoota ei voi parhaalla tahdollakaan kutsua edulliseksi matkakohteeksi, mutta yksi siellä on penninvenyttäjän näkökulmasta taivaallista: maailman parhaat ilmaiset museot! British Museum Great Russel Street Metro: Tottenham Court Road/Russel Square/Holborn Station Kaikkea muumioista sfinkseihin ja pääsiäissaarten patsaisiin. Mahtava lukusali. Science Museum Exhibition Road Metro: South Kensington Kiehtova tiedemuseo kaikenikäisille lapsille Natural History Museum Cromwell Road Metro...


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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 -

As part of NASPIR , I've signed a letter defending free speech in the case of Ward Churchill, a professor at the University of Colorado. Churchill wrote what he called "a stream-of-consciousness interpretive reaction to the September 11 counterattack" in the immediate aftermath of said event. The rediscovery of this sloppy polemic has led to raging denunciation, with death threats, the governor of Colorado calling for Churchill's resignation and so on. The issue of most interest to corporate...


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Istori -

Another Russian revealing dirty secrets believed to be in danger is Anna Bukovskaya. I have met several activists of "The Other Russia", the political opposition, and they have all said they phone calls are being listened to, and they are being followed. But I have not realised also kids can act as agents. Nashi Activist Tells of Snooping for Kremlin 06 February 2009 By Natalya Krainova / Staff Writer Undercover pro-Kremlin agents have worked in opposition groups across Russia to provide the...


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Through a looking glass -

"Any Arab who doesn't leave here voluntarily should be killed," she says in reply to a question with a pleasant smile, without batting an eyelash. The quote is from a member of the Kahane youth , an Israeli extremist movement, interviewed in Haaretz. Not all members are as strong in their views. Some want to give the Palestinians a chance: "[I]f we don't deal with the Arabs now, they will liquidate us and take over our country democratically. They will change our flag and our national anthem."...


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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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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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Shanghai päiväkirja -

Noin tuli matkat purettua. Shanghaissa keli on pysynyt lämpimänä, mutta muuttunut varsin sateiseksi. Pahus. Onneksi kuitenkin harvoin sataa useampaa päivää putkeen, ja kelit ovat varsin mielyttäviä melkeinpä ympäri vuoden. Ja se kaiken muun ohella tekee Shanghaista varsin mukavan paikan vierailla. Ja vieraita onkin näiden vuosien aikana ollut jonkin verran käymässä. Yleensä kiinnostuksen kohteet ovat enmmän tai vähemmän samoja, ja vieraiden kysymykset toistavat itseään...


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A free diary -

Tell them to let our people go To all: By now you’ve no doubt heard the news about Hillary’s people defining the about to take off Gaza flotilla as a “provacative act”! Could Obama be getting a bit nervous that he might have to take a stand? He may be nervous but not as much as the Israeli government that is throwing everything in the book at them to prevent them from even leaving the shores. Below is a partial dialogue from the State Dept. press conference where Matt Lee of the AP was...


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Signorina -

Ensimmäisenä Suomessa -- ei vaan toisena -- parisenkymmentä minuuttia myöhässä perusteellisen kääntämisprosessin vuoksi Signorinan blogi tiedottaa, että tänään, maanantaina 30.10.2006, Gallaudetin yliopiston johtokunta on päättänyt irtisanoa Dr. Jane K. Fernandesin sopimuksen. (Kuva: Washington Post. Christopher Corrigan, yksi telttakaupungin johtohahmoista riemuitsee kuultuaan johtokunnan päätöksestä.) (Kuva: Washington Post. Opiskelijat, vanhemmat ja alumnit juhlivat.)...


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Links Golf Society -

The nature of Ireland never ceases to amaze. Its every county has its own character and its unique way to charm visitors. After experiencing the huge dunes of Carne Links, in County Mayo, you drive two hours south and face something totally different. Connemara is so raw and rugged - yet equally beautiful in its own way. There are stones everywhere. The story behind Connemara is a great example how a golf course can change a whole community. During the 60's, small villages on the west coast of...


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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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Daily Loaf -

The president that should've been. I am talking, of course, about Al Gore. Loving, caring, and utterly boring, the man who won the popular vote in the latest American presidential election has kept a low profile in the ever-cooling atmosphere of post-9/11 America. Just last week though, when he finally opened his mouth in a public address for the first time in a year or so, the message that boomed out was clear and grave. The former vice-president spoke at an event organised by MoveOn.org , an...


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Kampusvaimo -

Kävimme taas Panun kanssa hakemassa auton vuokraamosta, tällä kertaa se on sitä varten, että pääsen täältä ensin Pennsylvaniaan tapaamaan Ritaa ja sieltä sitten jatketaan JFK:lle ensi viikolla. No, mutta niistä autovuokraamoista. Käytämme yleensä National Car Rentalia täällä Ithacassa. Kuten jo nimikin kertoo, yleensä vuokra-auto on joku kansallinen ylpeys eli Chevrolet, Chrysler tai Pontiac (ei sentään Lincoln , harmi kyllä). Meillä on usein ollut Chryslerin PT Cruiser...


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Af-riikka -

In my mind, there can be no cooler country than one issuing postal stamps which are vinyl records that can actually be played! The stamps were issued already in 1973, but 40 years later I am  myself going to Bhutan for one year contract as a UN volunteer. Yay! (Photo: http://creativeroots.org/2009/08/1973-record-stamps-of-bhutan/) Listen to the Bhutan record stamp short sound clips, a) brief description of Bhutan: http://mp3archives.wfmu.org/archive/FL/bhut1.mp3 and b) Bhutanese music...


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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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Af-riikka -

"In Bhutan, chilli is not a spice. It is a vegetable." These were some of the wise words I was told during the flash introduction to culture, security and practical issues in Bhutan by the UN security officer during my first week. Since then, I have been asked the question "how are you coping with the food here?" in a worried tone, as not everyone is as fond of chillies in every single dish as the Bhutanese are. Selection of Bhutanese dishes at the Folk Heritage Museum restaurant. Chilli sauce...


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Af-riikka -

Christmas, the most commercial religious holiday of all is approaching. One might think that the materialistic, carnevalistic celebration of religious holidays would not have reached Bhutan yet – wrong. The two tsechu s, religious festivals I have testified in Thimphu, the capital and in Bumthang, Central Bhutan have had a vast selection of attractions outside the official programme of sacred dances ( cham ): gambling, drinking, dancing girls...you know, the usual things you would associate...


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Af-riikka -

Bhutanese people often ask how do I like Bhutan, adding that "it must be very different from your country".  Actually, in many ways, it isn't.  Just to name a few common things between Finland and Bhutan:  Forest coverage in Finland: 78 %, in Bhutan: 72 % People are modest and don't like bragging about themselves Showing emotions is not common, and talking about them is even less common And finally, alcohol consumption is high (highest in South Asia), and the people who drink, drink a lot...


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Af-riikka -

After more than 24 hours of traveling, three different planes, 4 hours of waiting at the transfer lounge of New Delhi airport and one stop-over in Kathmandu, I finally arrived at the Paro airport in Bhutan four days ago. View from the plane landing Paro airport One of the three planes of the Drukair flight company King and Queen wish welcome to Bhutan All the five kings of the Kingdom of Bhutan are watching people queueing for their visa First working days have largely consisted of filling out...


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Istori -

Lavrenti Beriya (1899–1953). Originally Georgian. At the highest times of his glory Stalin's right hand, head of the KGB. After getting rid of his predecessor Yezhov (killing him in Lubyanka, the KGB prison in Moscow), Beriya was responsible for the deportations from the Baltic states, among other things. Politkovskaya's assassination is still badly investigated and therefore, of course, the murderer unpunished. But, like almost everybody who have been following this, I am very sure the...


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Istori -

Arrests. Threats. Raided offices and confiscated computers. A closed court case with activities surrounding it strongly implying there is no way the accused will be treated fairly. The police and the authorities not respecting the rule of law. And all this has to do with Chechnya again, though surprisingly not in Russia but in the European Union. The following is written for the European Court by the Lithuanian Human Rights workers. Best of luck to you and your case! As for the kids in the...


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Light Scrape -

Swamp 1 Swamp 2 Swamp 3 The photographs were taken at Sipoonkorpi National Park on August 14th. (Posting title is from the poem Clown by Chelsey Minnis.) Posted by Juha Haataja at http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/


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Light Scrape -

Lake 1 Lake 2 The photographs were taken on August 14th at Sipoonkorpi National Park. Today I walked for almost three hours at Niihama in Tampere, walking through the nature protection area and enjoying the lakeside views. It was raining, and few people were outside. On the lake I saw and heard two women in canoes. They discussed the beauty of all the shades of gray in the landscape. (Posting title is from the poem Language is her caravan by Caleb Klaces.) Posted by Juha Haataja at...


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