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Jun 6, 2008

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News from Swedish Text TV and News you don’t find on BBC or CNN

I often come across News in Swedish that I want to share with a broader audience than the 9 Million Swedes out there - which mean that I have to translate them to English - this New Blog is where I do that. The News Items are often from Swedish Text TV, which means that they are VERY Short - often no more than 1000 characters most often no more than 300. If I can find a longer article dealing with that same Subject, I will add a link to that. I hope you like my new Brain Child.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2008 3:57pm
Apr 22, 2008

Who am I?

I am a big, warm, kind but ferocious Bear (not a teddy bear). An equalist. Danish, well spoken, loyal, caring, history buff, spiritual, ACDF, socially anxious, musical, artistic, dog owner, married, and Jewish.

What am I about?

My life is dedicated to Tikkun Olam - Mending The World - if need be one being at a time. I don't have time for stupidity, I have no patience with arrogance, false humility, hypocrisy or intellectual dishonesty. If I think you are either of the above, I will call you on it. I will say that the Emperor is naked, even if the whole world says he is dressed and even if it hurts the Emperor's feelings.

I am very passionate about Human Rights, Children's Rights and Equal Rights, and chances are that if you are not, I am going to be up your rear with a chainsaw.

I believe that G-d, the Creator of all there is, meant us to be His hands, eyes and voice to each other in Life. That is the task we have been charged with, and that is what we are here to do. It doesn't matter to me what path you choose to do this on, as long as that is what you are doing.

In addition to being a Bear, I am also an Ogre - like Shrek - and like all Ogres I am bound to respond forcefully to kicks in the groin, burnings of my house, beating of my kids and friends. I am also VERY grumpy in the morning. I am true to myself, not to you or to social conventions. I have been through and seen so much bull crap and horse manure in my life, that I'll bet my last dime that I recognize both when they come across my path. If you poop on my floor, I will ask you to scoop it up and put it in the trash. If you do, that's the last you will ever hear about it, if you don't, I'll come after to you till you do or one of us die, which ever comes first.

Silly Old Bear/Ogre

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Posted: Apr 22, 2008 6:30pm
Sep 27, 2007
“Shiri Negari’s face and life is our face and life. She is our daughter, our friend, our sister. Every life in the Middle East we take is another Shiri Negari. Is her life worth wasting? Is any life worth wasting? Don’t let anyone ever try to tell me her life - [...]

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Posted: Sep 27, 2007 12:28pm
Sep 23, 2007
My Friend Knate wrote the below: “What about bigotry? Is bigotry all in our minds? If symbols can’t have a collective meaning - because their meaning is consciously chosen by each individual viewer - then is bigotry only a mental aberration? Does bigotry exist only because people are “duped” into thinking we can be discriminated against? If [...]

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Posted: Sep 23, 2007 1:32pm
Sep 22, 2007
In a modern society symbols that carry the meaning "genocide, hatred, discrimination, death, extermination, torture, racism" is automatically considered an affront to society, because those symbols cannot be used in any other or meaningful way, they cannot signal anything else.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2007 5:49pm
Sep 15, 2007
I find it interesting that people/bots who chose to spam blogs and websites invariably start their spam posts with “Sorry …”. The very fact that they post their spam is a negation of the apology they offer. What possesses someone to think that if they apologize in advance their action is somehow OK? I have never understood the [...]

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Posted: Sep 15, 2007 2:23pm
Sep 10, 2007
I shudder when I think of the most embarrassing thing I could do. Just tripping in front of a group of people is humiliating. Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss Teen South Carolina, ?tripped? (so to speak) in front of the world - over and over and over again on YouTube. Humiliation with a capital ?H?. This [...]

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Sep 9, 2007
Reform Judaism accepts anyone as Jewish if they have one Jewish parent AND has been raised Jewish, with a clear connection to Judaism - now if Halacha and the Law of Return has some sense they would pick up the logic of Reform Judaism on this and implement it ASAP.

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Posted: Sep 9, 2007 6:26pm


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