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Jun 29 2007

Sweden: Lowered sentences for boys who raped 13-year old

Lowered sentences in rape case

The three boys who were sentenced by the district court to ten months in juvenile detention for raping a 13-year old girl got their sentences lowered to six months by the court of appeal.

The girl was threatened and forced to have oral sex with all three boys. Since the girl is under 15, which is the age of consent in Sweden, it is ruled as rape of a child. According to the girl the boys also urinated on her.

Both courts believe in the girl’s story, and the district court wanted the longer sentence since all three boys had been in on the rape, and because of their ruthless behavior (urinating on her).

However, the court of appeal does not feel that it has been proved that they did urinate on the girl, and they didn’t use any violence that lead to physical injuries either. These factors, plus the fact that the boys were at almost the same age as the girl is what makes the court of appeal feel that the crime committed isn’t as severe as the district court found it to be.

The damage payment to the poor girl is also lowered, from 180 000 Swedish Crowns to 120 000.


Sänkt straff för våldtäkt


Hovrätten sänker straffet för tre pojkar som i tingsrätten dömdes för grov våldtäkt mot en 13-årig flicka. Hon tvingades genom hot och våld till oralsex med de tre. Enligt flickan ska de dessutom ha urinerat på henne.

Eftersom hon är under 15 år rör det sig om våldtäkt mot barn. Båda instanserna tror på flickan. Tingsrätten fann brottet grovt eftersom hon utsatts av tre samt att de agerat hänsynslöst när de urinerat på henne.

Hovrätten tycker dock inte att det är bevisat att pojkarna urinerat på flickan. Något våld som lett till fysiska skador har heller inte använts. Dessa faktorer samt att gärningsmännen var i flickans ålder gör att hovrätten inte bedömer brottet som grovt, skriver Metro.

Straffen sänks från tio månaders sluten ungdomsvård till sex. Skadeståndet sänks från 180 000 till 120 000 kronor.




Jun 25 2007

Midsummer in Sweden – drunkenness, fights, rape, accidents and death…

Midsummer’s Eve was according to the police “no worse than an ordinary Saturday” – at least here in the Gothenburg area. The heavy rain is most likely the reason why there was very little trouble to be found. A handful of people were taken into custody due to assault, but other than that it has been a very peaceful Midsummer.

Along the west coast about 50 people were taken into custody for drunkenness, a few drunken minors were taken care of as well and one person was arrested for drunk driving. Still, this is what would be expected on an average weekend, according to the police.

Out in Frölunda, one man was arrested suspected of assault at a camping. According to the police, there were two men in their 30’s that had been assaulting a bunch of teenagers at the camping. One teenager was taken to the hospital.

After the heavy rain tapered off around 9 pm at night, trouble hit the streets again…

At a camping south of Halmstad (south of Sweden) there were fifteen people who fought with knives and brass knuckles.

At least ten cars were stopped due to drunk driving at another camping west of Halmstad.

In Lysekil up the west coast the police had confiscated a large amount of beer from minors, and poured it out on the site.

On Gotland, two young men had fallen off the same cliff, south of Visby, but they had no connection to each other. One of the men was only injured, the other one died from the fall. The injured man was rescued, the rescue operation took an hour. How the rescue crew could miss spotting the other man is unknown – he was found dead on Saturday only 40 meters away from where the injured man had been. However, the rescue took place in the middle of the night, and it is unknown when the other man fell down the cliff.

One man died after a motorboat crashed into a sail boat in the Stockholm archipelago.

Another man drowned in a harbor outside Söderhamn.

In Östergötland, one man was reported missing after a boat ride on the lake Glan. He was found dead on Saturday.

In Örebro, one man was arrested after a rape in an apartment.

A teenage girl was raped at a camping at Borgholm on Öland.

In Norrköping, a man had been seriously injured after being stabbed with a knife in his head, chest and abdomen. He was rushed to surgery.

There has also been a number of traffic accidents…

In Halmstad a car was driving on a bicycle/walkway (!), and the car crashed, leaving one man dead and another injured.

In Falun a 16-year old girl died, and two men were injured. The three of them (!) were on a four wheel motorcycle, and collided with a tractor.

In Vällingby a car slammed into three light posts, then crashed into a big rock, flipped over and caught fire. The three men in the car managed to get out alive, but two of them were injured. Apparently the car was going “a bit too fast” at the time of the accident.

In Jämtland there were three car accidents involving drunk drivers, none of them were serious, the people involved weren’t injured, but they will be charged with drunk driving.

“No worse than an ordinary Saturday”…

Jun 06 2007

Hand Grenade Thrown at Swedish Home

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — entry @ 02:28AM

On Sunday in Sweden, a Gothenburg man in the community of Näset found that a hand grenade had been thrown into his yard. The man said that after finding it he considered throwing it into the lake. The police said that the hand grenade from the former Yugoslavia, was a M52 P3 live hand grenade but had not detonated.

The families nanny had found the grenade in the bushes originally and the man moved the hand grenade from the bushes and called the police.

The owner claims he has no idea or reason why anyone would throw the hand grenade into his yard. He states there is no reason for anyone to want to intimidate him or his family.

The police however in Gothenburg do not believe in coincidences and are investigating the matter. The Hand Grenade was taken to Sisjöns skjutbana (Sisjön’s Shooting Range) where it was destroyed safely.

Hand Grenades in Gothenburg? How could this be? Someone should make a law to ban them!!!

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Inside Sweden 2007-06-01

It`s a facet of life in Sweden that many Swedes won`t ever experience. Inside Sweden meets a journalist who wanted to change all that – and spent a year in a one of this country`s refugee reception centres – and wrote a book about her experiences. One senior citizen dropped off a sawn-off shotgun and one couple were relieved to get rid of a weapon they`d been hiding for decades. Sounds more like the wild west than Scandinavia – but it`s just one story from the three-month weapons amnesty that ended yesterday. Also, a disturbing report this week uncovers violence against disabled women – and it`s often carried out by their caregivers.



BREAKPOINT with Chuck Colson – 2007-06-01


Soldiers of Misfortune: Children as Weapons

For 377 days, Gracia Burnham, an American missionary, was held captive by Abu Sayyaf, a Filipino group associated with Al Qaeda. During that time, she experienced horrors we can’t even imagine. She also gained an insight to one of the world’s most pressing issues.


Daily Commentary

Daily Commentary – 2007-06-01

David Davenport: Mitt Romney and Mormonism

Suddenly it’s everywhere–in newspaper headlines and on television documentaries. Mormonism is under a microscope as Mitt Romney runs for president of the United States. It’s 1960 again, when John Kennedy ran for president as a Catholic.


Medved: Lessons From Gaza

The contrast between Palestinian territories in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank provides powerful lessons for the USA.



The Cato Institute


A Discussion on The Age of Abundance: Part I

featuring David Brooks


Has Abundance Made Us Impulsive?

featuring Tom G. Palmer



WeatherBrains – 2007-05-28

Weather Brains Bios

WeatherBrains 70: “Next Generation”

May 28th, 2007

WeatherBrains Episode 70 is now online (May 28, 2007) The netcast for people who love weather.

In this week’s episode:

NOAA Satellite LaunchWeatherBrains Extra: GOES-R … What will the next generation of weather satellites carry aloft, and what will it mean for weather forecasting? David Black gets a preview of GOES-R, planned for launch in December, 2014, from Tim Schmit, a NOAA satellite meteorologist assigned to the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center;

NOAA LogoWhat’s In A Name: Last week we heard questions about funding and naming going on within NOAA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administation. We’ll hear more from Bill Proenza, Director of the National Hurricane Center and Anson Franklin, Director of the NOAA Office of Communications;

WeatherBrains 101: Join us as Professor Peters looks into Evaporative Cooling;

A different sort of Weather Trouble Maker: James Spann shares details of the hostile encounter he had with a heckler while speaking about manmade global warming;

This Week In Weather History: What started as two days of heavy rains during this week in 1889 led to one of the greatest American disasters ever … and Bill Murray looks at what happened in 1879, when politics set tornado forecasting back more than half a decade;

“Funny, you don’t look like a weather man…” J. B. Elliott recalls a young visitor’s vision of what forecasters are supposed to look like…

Join James Spann, J. B. Elliott, Brian Peters, Bill Murray and David Black…..

Websites featured in this episode:

Proposed NWS website changes

We would love to hear from you! To leave a recorded message, call 1-888-247-8627. Some calls may be used in future episodes. Also, feel free to post comments to the site and send us an email at question@weatherbrains.com.


Charlie Slaughter

Jihad, Danger, World Predictions, and What You Can Do!

Insane News From the Rim, Gay Bears and more!


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Jerry Newberry – 2007-06-01

Hr 1: Cindy Sheehan and an Identity Theft Scam

Randy and Jerry open the show and discuss Cindy Sheehan and a new identity theft scam aimed at the families of American Servicemen and women.


Hr 2: Talk with Col. Ed Mason about Military’s Combatting Identity Theft

Randy and Jerry Welcome Col. Ed Mason to discuss the Military’s effort to combat a nerfarious and despicable new identity theft scam.


Hr 3: A Demand for a Fair Settlement for a Newly Married Soldier

Randy and Jerry call up a facility in Overland Park, Kansas, and demand that a fair settlement is given to a newly married soldier getting ready to be deployed to Iraq.


Hr 4: Discussion with Former Reagan Aide, K.T. McFarland

The National Defense welcomes former Reagan aide K.T. McFarland to discuss the issues facing today’s military.



Weekend Journal – 2007-06-01

David Aikman: Silencing the Critics

We’ve gotten used to the insults and rants from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whose best friend is Fidel Castro and who hates everything that America stands for.




Sandra O’Connell & Harry Butowsky

Sandra O’Connell and Harry Butowsky discuss the wartime experiences of Ralph “Lee” Minker and the book, An American Family in World War II, based on the letters written to and from his family. Originally aired 05/31/07.



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Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager – 2007-06-01



Kidnapped BBC Correspondent Speaks

Prager H1: BBC Correspondent Alan Johnston has been a hostage in Gaza since March 12. A video of him blaming the US, Israel and the UK for all the world’s problems has just been released… Norway sends money to Hamas – for civilian purposes. Oh, please. This is supporting terrorism, plain and simple… The world isn’t that morally complex. The problem is people just don’t want to face evil. It’s a lot easier and safer to attack GW. You can do that all day and not get hurt.


The Happiness Hour: Fight Your Moods

Prager H2: It’s so easy to give in to your moods, but to be happy you have fight them. You have to control your moods; you can’t let them control you.


Open Lines

Prager H3: Per usual, callers set the agenda. Issues raised include: what does Dennis listen to on his iPod; does Dennis ever get booed at speeches; how does Dennis feel about chewing tobacco; does Dennis support the Cuban trade embargo; what happened to masculine stoicism; isn’t a consumption tax unfair to retirees because they’ve already paid their taxes; how does Dennis feel about Internet gambling.


Highlights of the week 06/01/07

A compilation of clips from this past week.



Hugh Hewitt – 2007-06-01

Hugh Hewitt’s Blog


Joe Klein

Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh spends the hour in a contentious interview with Time Magazine political correspondent Joe Klein about Joe’s column this week bashing Mitt Romney.


Fred Barnes, Morton Kondracke, David Allen White

Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh talks politics of the week with the Fox News Channel Beltway Boys, takes calls reacting to the Joe Klein interview last hour, and discusses his monthly Shakespeare segment with Professor David Allen White.


Emmett of the Unblinking Eye, Tarzana Joe

Hewitt: Hour 3 – Emmett’s list? The top ten pregnancy movies in honor of the opening this weekend of Knocked Up. Later in the hour, Tarzana Joe concludes the week with an ode to babyhood.



Bill Bennett – 2007-06-01

Immigration Debate – Stephen Moore vs. Mark Krikorian

Bill Bennett moderates a vigorous debate on Immigration Policy between Stephen Moore, Editorial Board Member, Wall Street Journal, and Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies, and NRO Contributor.



Mike Gallagher – 2007-06-01


Chris Wallace

Mike has fun on his weekly segment with FOX News’ Chris Wallace.


TB Andrew

Mike thinks the circumstances surrounding tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker don’t add up.


Mike Medved

Michael Medved – 2007-06-01



“Mr. President, this doesn’t make any sense”

Medved H1: Medved is sickened by President Bush’s drive for solving the AIDS crisis abroad with taxpayer-dollars.



JaySekulow – 2007-06-01


Jay Sekulow Live

Taking Your Questions

On the broadcast today, phone lines are open for your comments and questions. Also, an update on our efforts to protect patriotic expression.



John Hinderaker – 2007-06-01

Northern Alliance Radio Network

Final Word, Hr 1: Discussion with Rep. Laura Brod (R- New Prague)

King and Michael visit with Rep. Laura Brod (R-New Prague) on conservative victories in the legislative session and poor behavior of the DFL at the end of the session. They also discuss the DUI arrest of MN Senate President James Metzen.


Final Word, Hr 2: Rep. Kurt Zellers and MN Republican Party Chair, Ron Carey.

Michael and King discuss the end of the legislative session with Rep. Kurt Zellers of Maple Grove and state Republican party chair Ron Carey.



David Strom – 2007-05-29

The TaxPayers League

Hr 1: Interview with Governor Pawlenty

David and Margaret interview Governor Pawlenty about legislative session and state’s economy. Philip Krinkie President of the Tax Payer’s League gives Capitol Report on legislative session and Larry Pougemiller’s actions.


Hr 2: Interview with Star Tribune Columnist, Rachel Paulose

David and Margaret interview Star Tribune columnist Kathy Kersten about her article “The Real Rachel Paulose: What They Didn’t Tell You” describing qualifications of United States attorney for Minnesota.



Young America’s Foundation – 2007-06-01

The Reagan Ranch Center

Tammy Bruce: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life

Best-Selling author and radio talk show host Tammy Bruce explains how Ronald Reagan helped change her worldview. From her own personal experience, she also provides insight into how the liberals and conservatives view the world differently.


Jonathan Schanzer: Know Thy Enemy—Radical Islam and the War on “Terror”

Jonathan Schanzer, the Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center briefs campus activist on the challenges America faces in the Middle East and how the United States can defeat those leading the radical Islamist movement. This speech was part of Young America’s Foundation’s Club 100 Reagan Ranch Retreat which brings together the top conservative student activists in the country.


Zell Miller: America’s Enemies—Foreign and Domestic

Harold Simmons Lecturer, Senator Zell Miller, spoke to more than 1,700 students at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky on defending America from foreign and domestic threats to our freedom. As the inaugural Harold Simmons Lecturer, Senator Miller is touring college campuses across the country through Young America’s Foundation.


Michelle Malkin: The Enemies of Free Speech

Michelle Malkin discusses how radical Jihadists and campus liberals attempt to squash freedom of speech to more than 400 students at Loyola Marymount University. This event occurred as part of Young America’s Foundation’s campus lecture program.



Brit Hume‘s Political Grapevine


Special Report



Neil’s Common Sense – 2007-06-01

Neil Cavuto



John Gibson’s My Word


War On Christmas




Bill O’Reilly’s latest Talking Points Memo – 2007-06-01


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Dementia Causes Swedish Queen To Be Flown To Gothenburg

Sweden’s Queen Silvia came to Gothenburg on Friday, to visit a conference held at Stora Teatern (the old theater house in Gothenburg) on dementia.

She held a short speech in front of 550 people, all working with the elderly, and Her majesty the Queen had only good things to say about the so called “breakthrough method”, the new way of working with dementia patients that is now being used in Sweden.

In her speech she also made a reference to Carl von Linné and this years 300th anniversary of his birth. She told the people gathered at the conference that Linné had published a scientific article on forgetfulness in 1745.

-Linné’s article is a classic description of memory loss. Thirty years later he himself, due to a stroke, suffered from memory loss., Queen Silvia said.

Queen Silvia has been deeply interested and personally involved in the care and lives of people with dementia, this after her own mother was affected by the illness.

While at the conference, Queen Silvia also looked at the exhibition and listened to presentations made by 20 teams that have been participating in a project called “Better dementia care in the West”.


The Queen has a large number of Royal Engagements

The Silvia Home
The Silvia Home for dementia patients, located in Drottningholm, is a result of The Queen’s initiative and personal commitment. The Silvia Home Foundation, which The Queen chairs and with which she works actively, promotes scientific research and offers education, specialised training and care in the field of dementia.

World Childhood Foundation
In the spring of 1999 The Queen took the initiative of founding the World Childhood Foundation (WCF). The mission of the Foundation is to work towards better living conditions for children all over the world. The Foundation supports a large number of projects in 15 countries.Today, the WCF has offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the US.

The Queen is an Honorary Member of the International Mentor Foundation. The focus of this organisation is the prevention of drug abuse.

Research Funds
Queen Silvia works actively on behalf of the disabled. She chairs the Royal Wedding Fund, which supports research in sports and athletics for disabled young people.

She also chairs the Queen Silvia Jubilee Fund for research on children and disability.

Disabled young people
The Queen has been very involved in the publishing of a book entitled “Go for It”. The book, published on The Queen’s initiative, aims to encourage sports and other leisure activities for disabled young people. The book is available in Swedish, English, German and Spanish.

Hearing Impaired
The Queen has studied sign language in order to be able to communicate more effectively with the hearing impaired. In 1990 she was awarded the “Deutsche Kulturpreis” for her efforts on behalf of the disabled.

Queen Silvia holds honorary positions in a large number of organisations and societies, such as the Swedish Amateur Athletic Association, the Children’s Cancer Foundation of Sweden and Save the Children Sweden.

Here in Gothenburg we also know that she cares very much about the sick children – “Drottning Silvias Barnsjukhus” (Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital) at Östra Sjukhuset is just one proof of this…

– A Clown at the Children’s Hospital –

Laughter is the BEST medicine!!! 


10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s:

Some change in memory is normal as we grow older, but the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are more than simple lapses in memory. People with Alzheimer’s experience difficulties communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning — problems severe enough to have an impact on an individual’s work, social activities and family life.

1. Memory loss. Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more often and is unable to recall the information later.
What’s normal? Forgetting names or appointments occasionally.

2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks. People with dementia often find it hard to plan or complete everyday tasks. Individuals may lose track of the steps involved in preparing a meal, placing a telephone call or playing a game.
What’s normal? Occasionally forgetting why you came into a room or what you planned to say.

3. Problems with language. People with Alzheimer’s disease often forget simple words or substitute unusual words, making their speech or writing hard to understand. They may be unable to find the toothbrush, for example, and instead ask for “that thing for my mouth.”
What’s normal? Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.

4. Disorientation to time and place. People with Alzheimer’s disease can become lost in their own neighborhood, forget where they are and how they got there, and not know how to get back home.
What’s normal? Forgetting the day of the week or where you were going.

5. Poor or decreased judgment. Those with Alzheimer’s may dress inappropriately, wearing several layers on a warm day or little clothing in the cold. They may show poor judgment, like giving away large sums of money to telemarketers.
What’s normal? Making a questionable or debatable decision from time to time.

6. Problems with abstract thinking. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may have unusual difficulty performing complex mental tasks, like forgetting what numbers are for and how they should be used.
What’s normal? Finding it challenging to balance a checkbook.

7. Misplacing things. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places: an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.
What’s normal? Misplacing keys or a wallet temporarily.

8. Changes in mood or behavior. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may show rapid mood swings – from calm to tears to anger – for no apparent reason.
What’s normal? Occasionally feeling sad or moody.

9. Changes in personality. The personalities of people with dementia can change dramatically. They may become extremely confused, suspicious, fearful or dependent on a family member.
What’s normal? People’s personalities do change somewhat with age.

10. Loss of initiative. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may become very passive, sitting in front of the TV for hours, sleeping more than usual or not wanting to do usual activities.
What’s normal?
Sometimes feeling weary of work or social obligations.


There’s no clear-cut line between normal changes and warning signs. It’s always a good idea to check with a doctor if a person’s level of function seems to be changing. The Alzheimer’s Association believes that it is critical for people diagnosed with dementia and their families to receive information, care and support as early as possible.

The difference between Alzheimer’s and normal age-related memory changes

Someone with Alzheimer’s disease symptoms

Someone with normal age-related memory changes

Forgets entire experiences Forgets part of an experience
Rarely remembers later Often remembers later
Is gradually unable to follow written/spoken directions Is usually able to follow written/spoken directions
Is gradually unable to use notes as reminders Is usually able to use notes as reminders
Is gradually unable to care for self Is usually able to care for self


Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. But drug and non-drug treatments may help with both cognitive and behavioral symptoms.

Researchers are looking for new treatments to alter the course of the disease and improve the quality of life for people with dementia.

May 31 2007

Northern Europes Rescue Boats Rushed To Gothenburg Sweden

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — MonkeyPrincess @ 19:34PM

This weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden: Rescue boats from the Northern European Countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Britain are gathering together in Gothenburg harbor. A lot of us do not think about the rescue boats until there is a ferry accident or a Cruise liner disaster. If you are around Gothenburg Saturday June 2nd between 10am and 6pm you may want to visit the more then 70 different boats from various countries and take a tour and see for yourself the different features and talk to the rescue crews.

Sounds like good family fun!

RäddningsbÃ¥tarna har “öppet hus” pÃ¥ lördag

Alla de 70-talet sjöräddningsbÃ¥tar frÃ¥n nordeuropeiska länder som nu samlats pÃ¥ Eriksberg i Göteborg kommer under lördagen att “öppet hus” för nyfikna som vill gÃ¥ ombord.


– Besättningarna har lovat att visa bÃ¥tarna mellan klockan 10 och 18 pÃ¥ lördagen, säger Ann Jansson, informatör pÃ¥ Svenska Sjöräddningssällskapet som i helgen firar sitt hundraÃ¥rsjubileum i Göteborg.

Längs kajerna och pirarna på Eriksberg ligger nu svenska, danska, norska, finländska, tyska, holländska och brittiska räddningsbåtar.

– I kväll (fredag) har vi vÃ¥r jubileumsmiddag med 500 gäster i Eriksbergshallen, berättar Ann Jansson.
Måndag till fredag håller sedan den internationella sjöräddningsorganisationen sin kongress på Hotell 11 strax intill.




The Finnish Lifeboat Society’s project of defining the lifeboat classes for its future fleet is nearly complete. The large, slow boats will be replaced by faster, smaller units.

The Society has decided on a fleet of boats from five rescue boat classes (PV I – PV V) and a rescue cruiser. The requirements for all lifeboat classes are a minimum speed of 30 knots, a capacity to operate independently and suitability to the Finnish climate conditions. The boats are meant specifically to be used by volunteer crews.

The availability of vessels may not be restricted to one supplier. The new lifeboat classes will be ratified by the Finnish Lifeboat Societys´s Council.

Six-metre PV I

The smallest boat, of the PV I class, is a 6.5-metre RIB (rigid inflatable boat), powered by one 115-horsepower diesel jet or an outboard motor. The maximum speed of the boat is 35 knots and it can be operated as an independent unit or as a support boat for a larger vessel. The PV I class boats take a crew of two.

This class will gradually replace the current Avon 4.0 and 5.4 RIBs and some of the current Atlantic 21 boats. The PV I class will be the largest class in the fleet of the Finnish Lifeboat Society.


The Finnish Lifeboat Society is the umbrella organization for voluntary maritime rescue associations in Finland.

We provide search and rescue services to people in distress at sea and on inland waters.

- 2,000 sea rescue volunteers
- over 140 rescue vessels
- over 13,000 members

- we conduct more than 1000 search and rescue missions annually

- we assist about 2400 people in waters under our watch every year

Finnish Lifeboat Society updates its fleetThe Finnish Lifeboat Society’s project of defining the lifeboat classes for its future fleet is nearly complete. The large, slow boats will be replaced by faster, smaller units.

Larger open boat PV II

PV II boats are approximately 7.5-metre RIBs. They can be operated as the sole vessel of a rescue station. PV II boats are equipped with a 115-hp twin diesel jet drive or outboard motors. The first boat of this class acquired by the Society, the Boomerang C-740, has a 115-hp four-stroke twin outboard motor. The boat reaches nearly 35 knots and is operated by a crew of three.

Boats in both of the smallest classes are fully equipped, from tools to a plotter and helmet intercoms.

Decked PV III

Although open rescue boats are functional and efficient rescue units, the core of the Society’s fleet is formed by decked rescue vessels. The smallest decked boats, PV III class, are approximately 10 metres long and equipped with a 250-hp twin diesel jet drive.

The boat is decked but has no sleeping facilities. PV III boats take a crew of three to four. The boat type can be used as an independent rescue unit for inland waterways or sheltered sea areas.

Sturdier PV IV

The larger size of the decked boats of PV IV class means better seaworthiness. The boats of this class will be used for sea areas and the most heavily trafficked inland stations.

PV IV boats are 12 metres long and powered by two diesel jet drives, with a total of 800 hp. The maximum speed of the boats is 35 knots and they take a crew of four. PV IV boats are intended to be used in medical emergencies, towage and search operations, transportation of stretcher patients, as well as crew and material deliveries under highly demanding conditions.

Offshore class PV V

The PV V class boats are the largest of the PV classes and are approximately 14 metres long. The planning-hull vessels are powered by two 700-hp diesel jet drives and their maximum speed is 30 knots. The PV V boats take a crew of five.

The PV V boats operate throughout the Baltic under all weather conditions. The boats have the best possible facilities and equipment for demanding rescue operations. Particular attention has been paid to the cabin design. The navigation system is based on four 19-inch TFT displays, and the boats have electronic joystick steering.

Boat acquisitions present a challenge

The Finnish Lifeboat Society will be decommissioning some twenty of vessels as outdated in the next few years. The acquisitions of their replacements are planned at the moment, based on the newly defined classes. The new system makes the acquisition and placement of new vessels easier and more efficient.

In 2005, the Society acquired ten new rescue boats representing PV I, PV II and PV III classes. The Society’s goal is to have acquired the first PV IV and PV V vessels by 2007.


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Swedish Woman Sentenced For Forcing Daughter to have Female Circumcision

The Swedish Supreme Court has now made the final ruling in the case with the 43-year old woman from Mölndal who is charged with, during the summer of 2001, having had her daughter undergo female circumcision during a visit to Somalia.

The sentence is set to three years in prison.

The woman also has to pay 450 000 Swedish Crowns (300 000 for the pain and suffering due to the circumcision and

150 000 for “violating the peace”) to her now 17-year old daughter.

The 43-year old woman herself has denied committing any crime and says that she hasn’t even been abroad at all since she came to Sweden in 1995.

The daughter nowadays live with her father in Gothenburg.

(Sweden introduced the first law of the Western world against female circumcision in 1982)

Swenglish Rantings Radio – 070531


Swedish Nanny Murder Follow Up

Killer Charged with murder may have committed more crimes

The 24-year old who is accused of having murdered the Croatian au-pair Jelena Ivanisevic out in LÃ¥ngedrag during the Easter holiday is now suspected of having committed several other crimes.

Two women recently reported that he had attempted to rape them, events that are said to have taken place in March earlier this year.

The reason why the 24-year old is now being connected to other criminal activities mostly has to do with his very characteristic appearance. He is extremely short and of Indian decent. When this description began circulating in the media, two women out in Västra Frölunda reacted.

About a month prior to the murder they claim to have been attacked by a man of just Indian decent and they could also in other ways describe a man matching the 24-year old’s appearance.

The 24-year old is now accused of three major crimes. One is a rape of a former girlfriend, back in January 2006. He was arrested at the time of the incident, but later released due to lack of evidence.

This investigation has been brought up again as the recent events has been shedding some light on what happened.

Then there is the double attempt of rape against two women at the end of march this year.

Third, but definitely not least – the murder of the 20-year old Jelena Ivanisevic in April this year.

According to the psychiatric evaluation, the 24-year old has absolutely no mental problems of any kind.

Friends of the 24-year old have testified that one of his major interests is girls, and he is considered as very fixated on sex. He also worked extra as a bartender at a porn club in the center of Gothenburg.

There are indications that might point to Jelena Ivanisevic having been sexually abused in connection with the murder, but the prosecutor and police have so far refused to reveal any details.

The prosecutor is going to hand in the charges against the 24-yearold, but as the case keeps getting bigger and bigger he has asked for a little more time.

Swenglish Rantings Radio – 070531


May 30 2007

Swedish Motor Cycle Gang Connected in Stolen Property Fencing Ring

Seven men, several of them with connections to Bandidos, one of the criminal motor cycle gangs here in Sweden, were taken into police custody on Wednesday, accused of involvment in several major robberies that had taken place during the spring in Borås, Mölnlycke, Mölndal and Gothenburg (these locations are pretty close together, they all could be considered part of the “Gothenburg region”).

Three men have already been in police custody for a while, accused of having fenced stolen cellphones.

It was at 3 am on the morning of May 15th that the police raided an apartment on Rimfrostgatan out on Hisingen. The 38-year old tennant was arrested together with three other men. In the apartment, the police found a large number of stolen cellphones.
The 38-year old used to run a store on Hisingen but then found himself in personal bankruptcy with large debts. He told the police during questioning that he had been contacted by “a buddy”, a 21-year old man, who just happens to be the brother of one of the men convicted for the robbery at Landvetter airport last year. The 21-year old said that HE had a friend who wanted to sell cellphones. They then went to a house to pick up the cellphones.

The 38-year old explained that “the tax people take all the money I make so I try to make a little business on the side…” He also said that “everybody” knows that he is in trouble and that he “wants to work or buy and sell”.

The 38-year old, the 21-year old friend and the man who handed over the cellphones to them were arrested, and a fourth man was taken into custody but the evidence against him weren’t strong enough to hold him.

The investigation continued, and on Monday morning the police hit another ten locations, among them the Bandidos clubhouse on Marieholmsgatan in Gothenburg. Nine people were taken into custody, and on Tuesday seven of them were put in jail.

Among the seven there is a 30-year old Bandidos-member, who begun his criminal career in the so called “BMW-gang” several years ago. This gang were known for this particular type of break ins and robberies (“smash-and-grab”) that the people in custody are now accused of.

The 30-year old Bandidos-member was also a suspect in the Landvetter airport robbery but was never prosecuted.

Another one of the men in custody is a 22-year old member of the Bandido’s supporter club, known as the “X-team”.

The initial trial hearings began on Wednesday morning.

Swenglish Rantings Radio – 070530


May 23 2007

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Radio Sweden 2007-05-23

We`re in the University Town of Uppsala for the culmination of the Carl Linnaeus celebrations. We“ll also be announcing the winners of our Linnaeus competition. The Prime Minister is not amused…..Frederick Reinfelt`s Pirates of the Caribean premiere proves to be a damp squib as he`s squirted with water fired from a fake microphone. And we`re upside down as we go batty over new research into a protected species.



BREAKPOINT with Chuck Colson – 2007-05-23


A Lesson Learned: When Ego Trumps Accountability

Chuck Colson
Last week, one of the most brilliant scholars I’ve known and a dedicated public servant, Paul Wolfowitz, resigned from the presidency of the World Bank, ending a scandal that had riveted Washington.


Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager – 2007-05-23





Guest Host Mark Taylor

Prager H1: Mark discusses such things as Iran’s desire to destroy Israel, troop withdrawal in Iraq and the immigration bill.



Guest Host Mark Taylor

Prager H2: Mark discusses the book “The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Conn Iggulden.



Guest Host Mark Taylor

Prager H3: Mark talks to Lila Rose, student and editor of The Advocate newspaper and David French (Director of the Alliance Defense Fund’s Center for Academic Freedom).



Hugh Hewitt – 2007-05-23


Hugh Hewitt’s Blog



James Inhofe, Michael Chertoff, Michael Totten

Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh discusses the nuts and bolts of the Senate immigration bill with Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, and updates on the events in Lebanon with blogger Michael Totten.



Jon Kyl

Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh spends much of the hour with Arizona Senator Jon Kyl about the concerns many conservatives have with the Senate immigration bill, and the prospects for amending it.



Erwin Chemerinsky, John Eastman

Hewitt: Hour 3 – Hugh spends extended segments with the Smart Guys to discuss potential Constitutional problems that could arise as a result of implementing the new Senate immigration bill.



Bill Bennett – 2007-05-23


Mike Huckabee, Canidate for President, Fomer Governor of Arkansas

Bennett discusses current events, politics, and Huckabee’s race for the 2008 presidency.



Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary

Bennett pulls back the curtain on current immigration reform bill, with Tony Snow.



Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow – The Heritage Foundation

Bennett digs into the hard facts behind the latest push for immigration reform, with Robert Rector.


Mike Medved

Michael Medved – 2007-05-23




Tuesday May 22, 2007

Liberals Misuse Language With Michael Medved

Medved H1: Medved wants to know why all of the language of public debate tilts to the left.



JaySekulow – 2007-05-23


Jay Sekulow Live


Lobbying Reform Affecting Churches and Non-Profits

The latest today on efforts in the House to reinstate language into a bill that would target churches and non-profit organizations making it more difficult for them to speak out about the issues that matter most.



Young America’s Foundation – 2007-05-23

The Reagan Ranch Center


Jonathan Schanzer: Know Thy Enemy—Radical Islam and the War on “Terror”

Jonathan Schanzer, the Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center briefs campus activist on the challenges America faces in the Middle East and how the United States can defeat those leading the radical Islamist movement. This speech was part of Young America’s Foundation’s Club 100 Reagan Ranch Retreat which brings together the top conservative student activists in the country.




Brit Hume‘s Political Grapevine


Special Report



Neil’s Common Sense – 2007-05-23

Neil Cavuto



The Cato Institute

I am doing some feed catch up here, these go from today back to May 14th.


Michael Moore’s Newest Nonsense

featuring Michael D. Tanner



Feds in the Classroom

featuring Neal McCluskey



The Age of Abundance

featuring Brink Lindsey



Gonzales Under Fire

featuring Timothy Lynch



Power Surge: The Constitutional Record of George W. Bush (PDF)

by by Gene Healy and Timothy Lynch



Immigration Reform, at Last?

featuring Daniel T. Griswold



Reviewing the Republican Debate

featuring David Boaz



The Corporate Welfare State

featuring Stephen A. Slivinski



Gambling with Our Reputation

featuring Sallie James



Who Snatched the GOP?

featuring Victor Gold


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