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Finland doesn't mess around when it comes to income inequality. Just ask Reima Kuisla, a Finnish ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 264 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 11:05 AM PDT with 227 Recommends
Just happened to see this short excerpt of a documentary of an Atlanta, Georgia pastor visiting Gehenna Scandinavia + Finland. So, putting it up here as maybe it will interest some Kossacks as well.
by Mariken
Comment Count 48 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 09:55 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Finland has one of the best education systems in the world, consistently scoring near the top on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test, given every three years to students in ...
by sneakers563
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 10:14 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Here I am referring to Representative Dave Brat (R-Virginia), whose spoken-word theme in recent House Education and Workforce Committee proceedings was the matter of how genius comes about: During ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 56 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 09:00 AM PST with 93 Recommends
A skim of titles in this 180+ sampling of links to fairly readable medical journal articles emphasizing 2014 (with some earlier and later) illustrates professional grasp and understanding of ...
by mettle fatigue
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 04:00 PM PST with 17 Recommends
There were no major marriage equality rulings this week. In Florida , AG Pam Bondi has requested that SCOTUS stay the federal marriage equality ruling pending appeal. Justice Thomas requested a ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Dec 19, 2014 at 09:11 PM PST with 13 Recommends
When I was a kid, the MSM tried to teach us to fear the Commies--and people sympathetic to them, like Pete Seeger (a local hero). The Commies were Russians, of course, and even though they'd fought ...
by douglassmyth
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
First, the US gloried in the demise of the USSR, and quasi-private funds sent "advisors" to the faltering giant to "help" it sort out its collapsing economy, and managed to remake it into an ...
by douglassmyth
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 05:43 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
By now, most people interested in education and international comparisons among countries is aware both that Finland performs very well on such comparisons while the US does not - although a large ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 05:54 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Back then it was exciting. Wondering - which country or which US State would be next? Back then it was interesting, nail biting. Watching the polls as they inched their way up (well, rocketed their ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 10:03 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Continuing the story This is part 3 in a mini-series, describing my recent vacation trip to the Baltic region. Part 1 began in Amsterdam, and can be found here . Part 2 began the cruise portion of ...
by lotac
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
by shortfinals
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:58 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
In Rhode Island, marriage equality is already the law. But the law is not yet in effect; not until August 1st. Tomorrow, Delaware's Senate is likely to pass marriage equality legislation that will ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 09:36 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Ding! The French legislature gave final approval to same-sex marriage legislation The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee approved same-sex marriage legislation, opening it up for a vote today ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:26 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
New Zealand's parliament has just passed finalized marriage equality legislation, making it the 12th nation to legalize same sex marriage. (Some headlines say it is the 13th, after Uruguay, but ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 07:02 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
The US Supreme Court isn't the be all and end all when it comes to marriage equality news. In fact, in the run up to the oral arguments that took place last week and since much has happened in the ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 09:11 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
I'm a card carrying member of a union. It's the 3rd I've been a member of now. I've provided strike support to 2 others. I am the product of Finnish Trade Unionism. The union is how my family ...
by Bendygirl
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM PST with 21 Recommends
I am an avid reader of allohistory, the realm of ‘what if'? Or, as the character of Holly (played by British actor, Norman Lovett) in the BBC TV sci-fi series ‘Red Dwarf’, said “ Well, for ...
by shortfinals
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 13 Recommends
According to the World-wide Happiness Index , Finland is #2. FINLAND has been judged to be the world’s second happiest country in the United Nations’ World Happiness Report, which was released ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 66 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 05:01 PM PDT with 69 Recommends
Lots of people are apparently holding their breath, waiting to see what happens in the United States on November 6, 2012. Annecdotal evidence suggests that American enterprise is entering into ...
by hannah
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM PDT with 6 Recommends