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Jun 05 2007

Pervert Attempts to Kidnap 10yr old Swedish Schoolgirl

Flasher Tries To Take Girl Into Car

On Wednesday May 3oth, in Götene Sweden, a community Northeast of Gothenburg a girl was waiting to go to school. She was in sight of her parents and a man approached the 10 year old girl and exposed himself to the child. He then tried to force her into his vehicle. The girl was able to break free and the man fled in his vehicle. The police know what the man looks like and know what the vehicle looks like but again for reasons we do not understand the Swedish Police have not released a description of the man to the community so they can watch for this dangerous individual that threatens the safety of the children in the community. The polis have only stated that the man was driving a dark-colored Saab.

Försök till människorov


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En flicka i tioårsåldern uppger att hon har blivit utsatt för en blottare. Mannen försökte också tvinga henne i sin bil.

I onsdags morse (den 30 maj) stod en flicka i tioårsåldern och väntade på skolskjuts vid länsväg 2727 i trakten av Forshem, Götene kommun.Hon har uppgett att en man som färdades i en personbil, en mörk Saab sedan av äldre modell, stannade och blottade sig för henne. Han försökte sedan tvinga in henne i bilen men lyckades inte. Flickan sprang från platsen till bostaden där förälder tillkallade polis.

Spaningar efter mannen och bilen har hittills inte gett något resultat. Gärningen är rubricerad som försök till människorov och utredningen handläggs av Länskriminalen Skövde. Polisen är intresserad av alla iakttagelser som har gjorts i området omkring 08-tiden i onsdags morse. Numret till polisens tipstelefon är 020-540540.

Anders Larsson
LKP Skövde

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Escape In Sweden – Sex Slave Runs To Polis While Captor Sleeps

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Swedish Sex slave raped and beaten for over a week in Växjö

The polis have a 25 year old man in custody for the charges of abduction, rape, and assault. A woman in Småland, southern province of Sweden, visited a 25 year old man at his house of her own choice but was not allowed to leave the house when she wanted to do so. Instead the woman reported to police that she was raped & beaten for over a week. She escaped from the man when she had found an opportunity while he slept.

The polis have the man in custody while they investigate. The man has stated that the woman was with him voluntarily and that he is not guilty of any crime. The polis will weigh the merits of the womans charges and see if the man will in fact be arrested.

Here in Sweden you are held by the polis during an initial investigation and if they are found to be sufficient you are then arrested. Currently the man is in custody by the polis in Växjo which is a city in Småland which is a province in southern Sweden with a population of more then 700,000 and broken into three counties, Jönköping County, Kalmar County and Kronoberg County .

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Jun 04 2007

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Radio Sweden 2007-06-04Senseless, Shameful, a Scandal. Just some of the headlines after a highly controversial end to Sweden`s Euro Football Qualifier against Denmark. We examine calls for Sweden to review its development assistance programme. And we`re at a controversial production portraying the life and crucifixtion of Jesus Christ.



BREAKPOINT with Chuck Colson – 2007-06-04



The War on ‘Defective’ Children: Genetic SelectionIn the 1998 film Gattaca, the hero says that he will never know what possessed his mother to put her faith in God instead of a geneticist.


Daily Commentary  

Daily Commentary – 2007-06-04


Harry Jackson: Hijacking the Civil Rights Movement

Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” As an African-American I can totally relate to this quote.



The Cato Institute




Scholars Charged with Espionage

featuring Justin Logan



WeatherBrains – 2007-06-04

Weather Brains Bios

WeatherBrains 71: “Look Down”

June 4th, 2007

WeatherBrains Episode 71 is now online (June 4, 2007) The netcast for people who love weather.

In this week’s episode:

V. WeatherBrains Extra: Low Down Radar … Newer doesn’t necessarily meanCASA bigger and more powerful. In fact, the next generation of weather radar–currently being field tested in Oklahoma, with more tests planned for Texas and Puerto Rico–is actually smaller and less powerful than present day systems. But what it lacks in power and size may be more than made up for by what it lets us see. David Black talks with “Professor Chandra” of Colorado State University about CASA;

2007 Hurricane season off and running: Are coastal residents ready for a major storm this year? We weigh in with some observations;

Politics and weather: J.B. Elliott confesses to being a weather troublemaker during his tenure at the National Weather Service … and the global warming comment that got NASA Administrator Michael Griffin in hot water;

WeatherBrains 101: What in the world is a wet bulb temperature? Join us as Professor Peters explains;

This Week In Weather History: Legend had it that residents in Topeka, Kansas were safe from tornadoes. But in 1966, they learned a hard lesson. And during this week in 1953, New England residents were stunned by a weather event they thought they’d never have to worry about. Join Bill Murray as we look into these and other historical weather highlights


Dennis Prager  

Dennis Prager – 2007-06-04





What the New York Times Deems Important Prager H1: The New York Times barely reported on the thwarted terror attack on JFK airport, relegating the story to page 30 in Sunday’s paper. Its page one story was an anguished report on how we treat teenage terrorists at Gitmo. All you need to know about the Times’ editorial position can be found in this juxtaposition… An Al Qaeda groups claim they killed 3 GI’s they captured last month… Dennis begins his analysis of the Democratic candidates debate last night.


More on the Democratic Debate Prager H2: Hillary Clinton strongly separated herself from John Edwards’ notion that the War on Terror is not real, but just a bumper sticker slogan. On Iraq, however, she fell back in with the crowd – it’s a civil war, pull our troops out now, more diplomacy.


The Democratic Debate, Part 3Prager H3: The candidates move on to issues of immigration and health care. Making English the official language of the USA is a tough question for them. Health care is easy. Just make it “free” for everyone but “the rich.”



Hugh Hewitt – 2007-06-04


Hugh Hewitt’s Blog



John McIntyre

Hewitt: Hour 1 – Guest host Dean Barnett updates on the latest with the immigration bill and recaps the Democrat debate with Real Clear Politics’ John McIntyre.


Bill Kristol

Hewitt: Hour 2 – Guest host Dean Barnett continues to discuss the immigration bill and the presidential race with the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol.


Michelle Malkin

Hewitt: Hour 3 – Guest host Dean Barnett concludes his day discussing immigration and presidential politics, and blog news with Hot Air’s Michelle Malkin.



Mike Gallagher – 2007-06-04



Mike Gallagher 6-3-07

Mike discusses the Immigration Bill currently in the Senate.


Mike Gallagher 6-3-07 PT2

Mike talks about the Democrats’ approach to the War on Terror.


Mike Medved  

Michael Medved – 2007-06-04





Democrats debate

Medved H2: Medved talks about what went down at the Democratic debate.


Democrats debate With Michael Medved

Medved H2: Medved talks about what went down at the Democratic debate.



JaySekulow – 2007-06-04


Jay Sekulow Live


More $$ For Planned Parenthood?

A troubling development on Capitol Hill where legislation is moving forward that would result in more taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood. Jay has the latest on this disturbing issue and what you can do to help.



John Hinderaker – 2007-06-04

Northern Alliance Radio Network

The Headliners, Hr 1: Giuliani, Thompson, and Romney

Ed and Mitch discuss Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney.


The Headliners, Hr 2: Peggy Noonan’s Immigration Article and MN Legislature

Mitch and Ed talk about Peggy Noonan’s Wall Street Journal latest article on immigration issue. Minnesota legislature’s war on hospitality.


Powerline Radio, Hr 1: Immigration Splitting Conservative Ranks

Chad and John discuss how the debate on immigration splitting conservative ranks. Cindy Sheehan is getting Lifetime Loon Achievement Award.


Powerline Radio, Hr 2: Miss Universe Pageant Raise Immigration Issue

Chad and John discuss Miss Universe Pageant; Miss USA is getting booed in Mexico City. Calls on immigration debate. This week in Gate Keeping.


The Final Word, Hr 1: MN Legislature’s Veto of Tax Bill

King and Michael discuss the end of the legislative session and the veto of the tax bill with Brian McClung, spokesman for Governor Tim Pawlenty.


The Final Word, Hr 2: Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives

Michael wins his bet on no special session with King, and they discuss a George Will column on the differences between liberals and conservatives.



David Strom – 2007-06-04

The TaxPayers League


Hr 1: Interview with author of “Who Killed Health Care”David and Margaret interview Regina Hertzlinger, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School and Author of “Who Killed Health Care”; America’s two trillion dollar healthcare problem.



Hr 2: Asst. Minority Leader, State Rep. Emmer on Legislative Session David and Margaret review Phil Krinkie’s Capitol Report. Assistant Minority Leader State Representative Tom Emmer talks about the end of the legislative session.




Brit Hume‘s Political Grapevine


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Jun 01 2007

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

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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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Today’s Swedish Name Days are Petronella & Pernilla – Grattis pÃ¥ namnsdagen, Happy Name Day from us to you!


Last Day for Swedish Firearms Amnesty!

Swedish Woman Sentenced For Forcing Daughter to have Female Circumcision

Swedish Nanny Murder Follow Up

Swedish Cancer Rate Higher Due to Chernobyl Fallout

Swedish Woman Face Down In Mud In Pig Sty


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BREAKPOINT with Chuck Colson – 2007-05-31



A Step Forward in Sudan: Christian Efforts Bear Fruit

At last, the U.S. government has taken strong and decisive steps toward ending the massacre of Muslims in the Darfur region of Sudan. Economic sanctions announced Tuesday by President Bush will cut off the flow of cash to Sudanese government officials and rebel leaders who are persecuting the Sudanese people and hampering humanitarian efforts to aid the victims.


Daily Commentary  

Daily Commentary – 2007-05-31


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.



The Cato Institute




Has Abundance Made Us Impulsive?

featuring Tom G. Palmer


Charlie Slaughter

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

Insane News From the Rim, Gay Bears and more!




OK it’s time to save your lives so at least pay some attention unless you are already an expert and know everything. If you do know everything, email your list to me and include a bit on the meaning of life. James Underberg “Z” “The Battle” Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com “Cool Rock” Peter John Ross “Drone” Jasmine Ash “The Ride” Hardmoon “Magorish”




Jerry Newberry – 2007-05-31

Waiting on Podcast.



Waiting on Podcast.

Dennis Prager  

Dennis Prager – 2007-05-31




The JFK Assassination

Prager H1: Dennis talks to Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor of Charles Manson and author of Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The book is a million and half word debunking of the all the assassination conspiracy theories.



Why Do People Want to Believe in Conspiracies?

Prager H2: Because they want to blame the people they hate – the US government, the CIA, Big Business, Big Oil, the Carlyle Group, Jews, whomever – for their failures. Also, it’s hard for many people to believe that great evil can be done by a nothing like Oswald… Dennis resumes his interview with Vincent Bugliosi at the bottom of the hour.



Not One Shred of Evidence

Prager H3: On this special show, Dennis continues his interview with Vincent Bugliosi. The former prosecutor takes apart various JFK conspiracy theories piece by piece.



Hugh Hewitt – 2007-05-31

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Mark Steyn, Jeffrey Goldberg

Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh talks to Mark Steyn about Fred Thompson getting into the presidential race and the immigration bill, and then talks with New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Goldberg about his current piece on dissention in the Republican Party.



Jason Riley, Rich Lowry, James Lileks

Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh continues the discussion on the pros and cons of the Senate immigration bill with the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley, National Review’s Rich Lowry, and humorist and columnist James Lileks.



CallsHewitt: Hour 3 – Hugh takes calls on the immigration bill and the upcoming Fred Thompson presidential run.


Bill Bennett – 2007-05-31


A World Without Public Schools

Bill Bennett explores America’s Public School System – – the good, the bad, and the ugly, with David Gelernter, National Fellow – AEI; Professor, Yale University.



Mike Gallagher – 2007-05-31



Annie Jacobsen

This journalist relates her chilling airborne encounter with terrorists on dry run.



Seatbelt Apology

Mike thinks its ridiculous that Matt Lauer issued a press release apologizing for not wearing a seatbelt during an interview with Mitt Romney in the back seat of a car.



Drew Curtis of Fark.com

Mike talks to one of the masters of irreverent online news, FARK.com creator Drew Curtis.



VP Cheney’s New Grandchild

A photo on the White House website shows the Cheney’s with their newest grandchild. However, it was the reference to his daughter Mary and her “partner” Heather as the child’s parents that has raised some hackles.




Brit Hume‘s Political Grapevine


Special Report



Neil’s Common Sense – 2007-05-31

Neil Cavuto




John Gibson’s My Word


War On Christmas




Bill O’Reilly’s latest Talking Points Memo – 2007-05-31


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Swedish Cancer Rate Higher Due to Chernobyl Fallout

Increase in cancer in Sweden can be traced to Chernobyl

The incidence of cancer in northern Sweden increased following the accident at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl in 1986. This was the finding of a much-debated study from Linköping University in Sweden from 2004.


Was the increase in cancer caused by the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl or could it be explained by other circumstances? New research from Linköping University provides scientific support for the Chernobyl connection.

“This issue is important because the indicated increased risk may come to influence the prevailing exposure limits for the population. Enhanced knowledge of the risks entailed by radioactive radiation is key to work for radiation safety and makes it possible to prevent diseases,” says Martin Tondel, a physician and researcher in environmental medicine who will soon be defending his doctoral dissertation Malignancies in Sweden after the Chernobyl Accident in 1986.

In two studies using different methods, Martin Tondel has shown a small but statistically significant increase in the incidence of cancer in northern Sweden, where the fallout of radioactive cesium 137 was at its most intense.



A monument to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster at Moscow's Mitino cemetery, where some of the firefighters who battled the flames and later died of radiation exposure are buried.


A monument to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster at Moscow’s Mitino cemetery, where some of the firefighters who battled the flames and later died of radiation exposure are buried.

The nuclear meltdown provoked a radioactive cloud which floated over Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova, but also the European part of Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Lithuania, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France (including Corsica [14]) and the United Kingdom (UK) [15] [16]. The initial evidence that a major exhaust of radioactive material was affecting other countries came not from Soviet sources, but from Sweden, where on April 27 workers at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant (approximately 1100 km from the Chernobyl site) were found to have radioactive particles on their clothes.[17] It was Sweden’s search for the source of radioactivity, after they had determined there was no leak at the Swedish plant, which led to the first hint of a serious nuclear problem in the western Soviet Union. The rise of radiation levels had at time already been measured in Finland but it had not been published.

Contamination from the Chernobyl accident was not evenly spread across the surrounding countryside, but scattered irregularly depending on weather conditions. Reports from Soviet and Western scientists indicate that Belarus received about 60% of the contamination that fell on the former Soviet Union. However, the TORCH 2006 report stated that half of the volatile particles had landed outside Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. A large area in Russia south of Bryansk was also contaminated, as were parts of northwestern Ukraine. In Western Europe, measures were taken including seemingly arbitrary regulations pertaining to the legality of importation of certain foods but not others. In France some officials stated that the Chernobyl accident had no adverse effects – this was ridiculed as pretending that the radioactive cloud had stopped at the German and Italian borders.


The monument from Chisinau, Moldova dedicated to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster and the people who participated in the rescue mission.


The monument from Chisinau, Moldova dedicated to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster and the people who participated in the rescue mission.

In the immediate aftermath of the accident, two hundred and thirty-seven people suffered from acute radiation sickness, of whom thirty-one died within the first three months.[18][19] Most of these were fire and rescue workers trying to bring the accident under control, who were not fully aware of how dangerous the radiation exposure (from the smoke) was (for a discussion of the more important isotopes in fallout see fission products). 135,000 people were evacuated from the area, including 50,000 from Pripyat.

[edit] Rivers, lakes and reservoirs

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant lies next to the river Pripyat which feeds into the Dnieper river-reservoir system, one of the largest surface water systems in Europe. The radioactive contamination of aquatic systems therefore became a major issue in the immediate aftermath of the accident.[20] In the most affected areas of Ukraine, levels of radioactivity (particularly radioiodine: I-131, radiocaesium: Cs-137 and radiostrontium: Sr-90) in drinking water caused concern during the weeks and months after the accident. After this initial period, however, radioactivity in rivers and reservoirs was generally below guideline limits for safe drinking water.[20]

Bio-accumulation of radioactivity in fish[21] resulted in concentrations (both in western Europe and in the former Soviet Union) that in many cases were significantly above guideline maximum levels for consumption.[20] Guideline maximum levels for radiocaesium in fish vary from country to country but are approximately 1000 Bq/kg or 1 kBq/kg in the European Union.[22] In the Kiev Reservoir in Ukraine, activity concentrations in fish were several thousand Bq/kg during the years after the accident.[21] In small “closed” lakes in Belarus and the Bryansk region of Russia, activity concentrations in a number of fish species varied from 0.1 to 60 kBq/kg during the period 199092.[23] The contamination of fish caused concern in the short term (months) for parts of the UK and Germany and in the long term (years-decades) in the Chernobyl affected areas of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia as well as in parts of Scandinavia.[20]

[edit] Groundwaters

Groundwaters were not badly affected by the Chernobyl accident since radionuclides with short half-lives decayed away a long time before they could affect groundwater supplies, and longer-lived radionuclides such as radiocaesium and radiostrontium were adsorbed to surface soils before they could transfer to groundwaters.[24] Significant transfers of radionuclides to groundwaters have occurred from waste disposal sites in the 30 km exclusion zone around Chernobyl. Although there is a potential for off-site (i.e. out of the 30-km exclusion zone) transfer of radionuclides from these disposal sites, the IAEA Chernobyl Report[24] argues that this is not significant in comparison to current levels of washout of surface-deposited radioactivity.

[edit] Fauna and vegetation

After the disaster, four square kilometres of pine forest in the immediate vicinity of the reactor turned ginger brown and died, earning the name of the “Red Forest“, according to the BBC.[25] Some animals in the worst-hit areas also died or stopped reproducing. Most domestic animals were evacuated from the exclusion zone, but horses left on an island in the Pripyat River 6 km from the power plant died when their thyroid glands were destroyed by radiation doses of 150-200 Sv.[26] Some cattle on the same island died and those that survived were stunted because of thyroid damage. The next generation appeared to be normal.[26]

In the years since the disaster, the exclusion zone abandoned by humans has become a haven for wildlife, with nature reserves declared (Belarus) or proposed (Ukraine) for the area. Many species of wild animals and birds, which were never seen in the area prior to the disaster, are now plentiful, due to the absence of humans in the area.[25]

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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)

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Last Day for Swedish Firearms Amnesty

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Today, Thursday May 31st, is the last day of the Swedish Weapons Amnesty. During the three months that the amnesty has been going on, the police in the Västra Götalands region has gotten around 2000 weapons that have been handed in anonymously.

The weapon amnesty began in March. The thought behind the amnesty is that the number of illegal weapons in the country will decrease. Without the risk of being charged with illegal possession of firearms it has been possible to just go to the police and hand in weapons.

-With the help of the weapon amnesty we can gather up illegal weapons. A lot o these weapons have for example been stolen from homes where the person has passed away, says Ingemar Nilsson, police commissioner in Västra Götaland.

Sweden does have a large amount of weapons, many active hunters and a great deal of weapons passed down through generations. In the Västra Götalands region there are 86 000 holders of weapon licenses and 217 600 registered weapons. Every year 2200 weapons are being reported stolen or misplaced throughout the country.

The first time that Sweden had a weapon amnesty was in 1993 and then the police in the Västra Götaland collected2121 weapons and parts of weapons and 2 tons of ammunitions.

This year it has been a bit slower. The police estimate a lesser amount of weapons, but more ammunition.

Exactly how many weapons have been handed in is still unclear. On June 10th they will have completed the count. After that the results are to be reported to the government.

Among the weapons handed in to the police in Västra Götaland there is everything from historical weapons to modern automatic weapons. All weapons that have been handed in that no one makes a claim for (some of them have been stolen and will be given back to the rightful owner if possible) end up at the governments criminal technicians laboratory where they will be destroyed.

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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.

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