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April 8th, 2017 - 7:33 am § in Misc.

Islamic Terror In Stockholm

Swedish Police confirm suspect is an Uzbek national A man who was arrested on Friday is thought to be the driver of the truck that crashed into the Åhléns department store, killing four people. He is held by the police suspected of terrorist crime by murder.[...]

March 3rd, 2017 - 2:54 am § in America, Donald Trump, UW

What the rest of the free world sees that Trump refuses to acknowledge

  Sweden brings back military conscription amid Baltic tensions – BBC News The military will call up 4,000 extra men and women from 1 January BBC.CO.UK|BY BBC NEWS[...]

February 21st, 2017 - 8:30 am § in Misc.

While Trump Obsesses About Sweden, ……

Swedes should take sex breaks at work.  Unclear if this would replace fika? Not only are they known for the office fika breaks and generous parental leave, now Swedes in a town in northern Sweden could be offered the chance to have sex during work hours – without losing any pay. Swedes should tak[...]

September 25th, 2016 - 12:44 pm § in Misc.

Of Socialism While Pregnant

Being pregnant in Sweden can be pretty great. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT Ten reasons why it’s awesome being knocked up in Sweden US writer Lisa Ferland shares her top reasons why she thinks Sweden is wonderful for expecting mums.[...]

March 26th, 2016 - 12:18 pm § in Misc.

Swearing in Swedish

Kristy Beers Fägersten has written a book about ‘Swearing in the Nordic Countries.’ The chapter on Sweden says that Swedes swear in English. “There seems to be an awareness that there are restrictions in English-language contexts which don’t apply to Swedish speakers when they s[...]

January 12th, 2016 - 9:16 am § in Misc.

NORDIC ANTISEMITISM

“In January 2009, a pro-Israel demonstration in Malmö was attacked by Arabs who were shouting ‘f-ing Jews.’ The police could not protect the pro-Israel demonstrators from the eggs and the bottles being thrown at them. The event had to be temporarily stopped when the Arabs began to[...]

August 7th, 2015 - 4:19 am § in Misc.

Swedish man’s thong use prompts police probe

  Published: 22 Jul 11   The Local On Thursday visitors to a beach on lake Falkträsket, in northern Sweden, witnessed uniformed police turn up and make their way through the sea of towels to question a man in his thirties about his choice of swimwear.The man, who was practising yoga in the s[...]

October 16th, 2014 - 12:58 am § in Schools & Colleges

Sweden Extends Secondary Education by Two Years

New government to make school compulsory to 18 While Washington’s legislature debates meeting minimal standards of K-12 education Sweden’s new  government, led by Stefan Löfven’s Social Democrats and the Green Party (Miljöpartiet)’  has announced a two-year extension to S[...]

April 10th, 2014 - 3:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Religion

Anti Semitism in Sweden

The graffiti on the Vasa Real school’s facade in central Stockholm. Photo: Private Jewish kids face Nazi graffiti at Swedish school A central Stockholm high school with special classes for Jewish pupils was covered in Nazi graffiti on Monday morning, leaving a parent in tears and fearing the r[...]