Author Archives: Ernst

Our Borgare’s Love for NATO

The reader may remember that recently the UN Assembly voted with a clear majority to make the possession and/or use of nuclear weapons illegal. In order to become binding, this vote has now to be ratified by the national parliaments … Continue reading

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Mankind’s Worst Enemy ?

Most readers will remember that very recently President Niinistö was meeting Donald Trump and that Trump was, during the press conference after the meeting, talking as if it were already decided and agreed that Finland would buy an updated version … Continue reading

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From where that new Högerextremism?

In Hbl of Sö 13.08. Ann-Cathrin Jungar quoted people pointing to the possibility that the present wave of högerextremism might be a late consequence of the student (and other) revolt of 1968. Before I concentrate on the topic of the … Continue reading

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”Privatspanare”

Readers of Hbl will remember that not very long time ago Paul Lillrank was writing a column in which he quoted a piece of statistics which was VERY fitting as an instrument to blackpaint immigrants from non-European countries. Meanwhile there … Continue reading

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9/11 News ?

On Friday 14.07. I found on Facebook the following piece of information: One Malcolm Howard, formerly in the service of the CIA, now retired, 79 years old and on his deathbed (a picture showed a man in an obvious hospital … Continue reading

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Our Warlike Media

Readers of Hbl may have noticed that there was on ti 27.06. a report about efforts to organize a ”fredsläger” on Åland for the same time when there would be a military exercise (with US participation) in the Östersjö. According … Continue reading

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True words about living habits

In Hbl of 12.06. Fredrik Sonck published a VERY important ledarkrönika titled ”Klimatdebatten måste vara obekväm”. In it he pointed to a recent avhandling which was showing a ”robust samband” between economical growth and an increase in climate-harming exhaust gases … Continue reading

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TTIP-and-CETA-free-zones

That there is wide-spread political dissatisfaction with Brussel’s plans to make the CETA agreement with Canada binding for the EU is nothing very new. New (for Finland) may be the idea that local and/or regional governments can, in protest, declare … Continue reading

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Tigerns Tystnad

On 7.05. Kristin was encouraging me to publish my idea how to get (largely) rid of the world’s nuclear weapons with the words ”Men vågar vi inte tro att temat intresserar alla Tigrar?”. Having some experience with such actions, I … Continue reading

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Nuclear weapons – how to get rid of them

Nuclear disarmament is a problem which every now and then comes up in the political discussion – e.g. there was just a few days ago a piece about it in Hbl, signed by the foreign ministers of both Finland and … Continue reading

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