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viking-1Finland: Man Thrown in Prison For Using “Excessive Self-Defense” Against Home Invaders

A homeowner in Finland has been sentenced to four years in jail and a hefty fine after fighting off three intruders who attempted to rob his house. The thieves, meanwhile, got lesser prison terms and are to be paid damages by their victim.

In April, a 35-year-old man from Hyvinkää, a town just 50km north of the Finnish capital, Helsinki, heard a knock on the front door of his suburban house and rushed to open it. As soon as he unlocked it, three strangers rushed in and launched at him, toting baseball bats and a gun. The man retreated to the kitchen, where he found a knife and with it was able to overpower the intruders, two men and one woman.

Rather than get a medal and a parade held in his honor, he’s getting a jail sentence.

Anti-RNC-Protester-640x480Anti-RNC Protesters Lash Out After No One Joins Their Protests

The grassroots Left rebrands itself approximately 1 year prior to each presidential election and this year they are united under the banner of “Black Lives Matter,” though they called themselves “Occupy” prior to the 2012 presidential election. The constant need to change their identity and the failure to get people in Cleveland to join their efforts have apparently left them angry and unable to control their emotions.

ambulance‘Don’t scratch your thigh in front of my wife’, muslim told husband before stabbing his wife and three daughters

“The husband, and father, of the victims, confirms he crossed the suspect while he was leaving the premises after the attack. The suspect allegedly then told him: ‘You shouldn’t have done that in front of my wife’, then scratching the inside of his thigh over his shorts,” said the prosecutor.

“The husband doesn’t remember doing such a gesture,” he said, adding that it was “hard to comprehend that such a gesture could have sparked such a serious attack from a person in full mental health or devoid of any ideological intent”.

A closeup of a female graduate in her cap and gown in front of a money background. Great conceptual image for scholarships college loans or projected career earnings.

In-state tuition for illegal immigrants is ‘not enough,’ NJ lawmakers say

“They are shut down from state and federal aid, they are also restricted from private loans, as many students and their undocumented parents do not have established credit due to their illegal status,” said Erika J. Nava, coauthor of the study.

Some New Jersey lawmakers agree with this assessment.

In January, several members of the NJ legislature introduced a bill that would allow illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria to apply for state financial aid. The bill would require the student to have attended high school in the state for three or more years and have applied for legal status in the United States, though it has yet to move out of committee.

muslim refugees5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

Recent killings in Paris as well as the arrival of hundreds of thousands of mostly Muslim refugees in Europe have drawn renewed attention to the continent’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including France, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration. But just how large is Europe’s Muslim population, and how fast is it growing?

Twitter-logo2[1]Twitter execs refuse to say if they believe in free speech

Does Twitter believe in free speech? That’s the question Matthew Boyle tried to get Twitter executives at the Republican National Convention to answer, but, he said, they refused — even after being asked the question repeatedly for some eight minutes.

“After Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos—who was banned for life by Twitter—confronted the executives, I followed the two around and asked them repeatedly to answer the question: yes or no, does the company believe in freedom of speech?” he wrote.

Here’s his video of the confrontation, and it speaks volumes…

the_end1Environmentalists Voyage to Show Arctic Ice is Shrinking, Get Blocked by Ice

A group of climate clowns were planning on sailing around the entire Arctic Ocean through the Northeast and Northwest Passages (to prove there isn’t any ice in the Arctic) but are stuck in Murmansk because the Northeast Passage is completely blocked with ice.

It is July 20, and they haven’t made it to the Arctic yet.

classroom_1Germany Calls for Compulsory Islam Education at Schools

Thus far, six out of Germany’s 16 states have adopted the compulsory Islam classes. While the idea behind controlling the type of Islamic education Muslim youth receive seems logical, it does naught to address the fact that these children are often still brought up in homes, communities, and local mosques that contradict the school’s teachings. Perhaps a better idea is for Westerners to emphasize less Islam education and more Western values of freedom, human rights, personal dignity and respect for others.

It’s a crazy concept, we know.

elizabeth warrenShould the Postal Service Handle Your Loans as Well as Your Mail? Elizabeth Warren Thinks So

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is inching closer to eliminating private payday lending with restrictive new rules and, some advocates hope, paving the way for the U.S. Postal Service to take over these banking services.

The agency’s liberal supporters, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., long have wanted to replace the payday lending industry with a government-run alternative. Now, they are pushing to include language in the Democratic Party platform to add banking to the line of services provided by the U.S. Postal Service.

Turkey-Coup-Islamists-HPTurkey: Islamists Attack Churches in Coup Frenzy

On February 5, 2006, Father Andrea Santoro, a 61-year-old Roman Catholic priest, was murdered in the Santa Maria Church in Trabzon. He was shot from behind while kneeling in prayer in the church. Witnesses heard the murderer, age 16, shouting “Allahu Akbar” while killing the priest.

On April 18, 2007, three Christian employees of a publishing house for bibles in Malatya were attacked. After being heavily tortured, their hands and feet were tied and their throats were cut by five Muslim assailants.

Churches and their tiny congregations all across Turkey are continuously exposed to attacks and discrimination including hate crimes, verbal assaults and lack of legal rights to establish places of worship, train religious leaders and share their faith.


  • Re: Anti-RNC Protesters. If the protestor in the vid were my daughter I’d wash out her mouth with soap. Don’t care if she’s probably 25 years old — if I was her dad I’d put her in a headlock, march her to the sink and wash out her mouth with soap. Don’t care if I got charged with assault.

    We have an entire generation of millennials who were never spanked when they were children, unfortunately they’re going to have to be spanked as adults.

  • kkruger71

    I’m not a fan of payday loan companies, I’m still not sure how they get away with the fees/interest they charge. Frankly, even though I’m against government meddling in private business, I could get on board if they want to do something about “temp” agencies. I put a large part of the blame of the loss of careers in manufacturing on the system that gives them room to operate. I’m sure they see that as a much harder fix, getting rid of payday loan companies is a simpler, flashier way to appeal to their base.

  • I like this.

  • Jim Horne

    Re: Finland: Man Thrown in Prison For Using “Excessive Self-Defense” Against Home Invaders

    The same thing would happen here in Canada? It’s guaranteed that if you defend yourself in your own home, using even a modicum of force, you will be charged by the local police. If you choose to defend yourself using a firearm you will face multiple criminal charges. What makes it even worse is that even if you are lucky enough to win in court, you will be saddled with the legal costs of defending yourself.

    It’s high time that Canadian judges admonish law enforcement for bring what are spurilous charges against people for dending themselves in their own home.

  • ontario john

    Forget all that unimportant news. The big tragedy is that little Justin didn’t get a selfie with provincial leaders in Whitehorse. Yes, Canada’s favorite prime minister asked if he could fly up for a quick selfie. The leaders agreed, but only if he sat down for some discussions. How dare they!! So he refused of course. But he did get a selfie with some athlete later on.

  • lolwut?

    The annoying thing about this Twitter and Facebook thing is people keep
    going on about the First Amendment saying Twitter and Facebook are breaking the law. They aren’t.

    The First Amendment applies to Congress, not a private company like Twitter.

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
    prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
    speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
    assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”

    The first step fighting this is stop using that silly argument,

    • mauser 98

      press is generally private owned companies
      Lincoln jailed a bunch of press editors

      • lolwut?

        I know, but this isn’t the government making laws or forcing Twitter and Facebook to do what they are doing. Countries like Germany is a different matter altogether.

        That’s what the First Amendment was created for, to prevent the government from doing what they are doing.

        The only rules Twitter is breaking is their own by not applying them
        evenly. ISIS ok… Milo, not ok.

        It’s like people who have their licenses suspended and crying foul
        when they get caught driving arguing they have a right to drive. no you do not.

        If you going to win, you have to stop using nonsense arguments.

        • mauser 98

          yes murky … blending of Government and corporate interests is Mussolini’s definition of fascism

          FB , Twitter , Google now proven to be in cahoots with EU , US , China leaders

          • Linda1000

            A good chunk of Twitter is owned by Saudi billionaire Sheikh Al Waleed bin Talal, as is Citibank and Fox News Corp. Sharia financing, no free speech allowed. 🙂

        • The question is whether social media is private property or a public arena. Right now traditional law says they are private enterprise and do not have to guarantee free speech.

        • Norman_In_New_York

          That is why I have been saying that the remedy for the offenses of Facebook and Twitter is competition. Applying the anti-trust laws to these near monopolies does not violate the First Amendment, since the objective is more speech, not restricted speech.

  • Linda1000

    Re: Muslim population in Europe
    The only available data on European populations is from 2010 and it’s now halfway through 2016? A little out of date but maybe EU census surveys are done every ten years. More likely EU governments don’t really want to know the true figures.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If illegal aliens are charged as in state residents in NJ then every single person from out of state applying to all state colleges need to band together in a class action suit to get their own tuition reduced to in state levels as well. In many states the difference in price is 3x as much as in state students are charged.

    • tom_billesley

      EU dictats mean that citizens of non-UK nations in the EU can benefit from free tuition afforded to students resident in Scotland, but not those resident in England, Wales and northern Ireland. Even before Brexit, this caused an upsurge in requests for Irish passports from those with an Irish parent or grandparent.

  • tom_billesley