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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.