Author Archives: Ernst

About Yttrandefriheten

In HBL of Fre 26.07. there was an insändare in which Nicolas von Kraemer gave his impression that the freedom to express one’s opinions freely is in our society more and more constricted by demands to be “korrekt och finkänslig”, … Continue reading

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Progressive Politics and the Church

The last issue of Ny Tid had as its main topic “Vänstern & Kyrkan”, and indeed it included quite a number of contributions to this topic. But I find that what I am going to write does not fit as … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding in Gullranda

On 18.06.19 HBL had on p.6 a report about the ongoing conference in Gullranda, where this year Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Bundespräsident of Germany, is a guest of honour. As an important incident, HBL reported this: “Inför en samlad publik ställde … Continue reading

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Neurotics attacking

In HBL of 8.06.2019 there was a long article titled “Utländska krafter lobbar mot abort i Europa”. The article points to a rather secretive but well-financed and widely-connected organization which is trying not only to make abortions illegal in Europe … Continue reading

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The Sitzarsch Problem

The term “Sitzarsch” is a German word and it refers to some people’s talent to sit for unlimited amounts of time in some, e.g., negotiations. And the idea to write about this came to my mind when seeing a few … Continue reading

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Wasting Money II

It is not such a long time since I wrote a first piece titled “Wasting Money”, in which I was mainly dealing with rail traffic projects, also shortly mentioning the project of a railway tunnel to Tallinn. And just about … Continue reading

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Ancient Persian Wisdom

In Hbl of ti 19.03., p.18, Tapani Ritamäki had an IMPULS column with impressions from a recent visit to England, and the detail I intend to write about is already identical with the column’s headline:”Vi ska ut! Omedelbart ut! Skit … Continue reading

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Wasting Money

Recently there were in HBL various articles about a number of infrastructure projects – well, to be more exact it was always about projects for railway lines: one line to Kirkenes on the shore of the Polar Ocean, one via … Continue reading

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Ways of Thinking

In Hbl of last Sunday (3.02.19) the very appreciable Anna-Lena Laurén had a piece titled “Människovärdet i det forna Sovjet och Finland”, where she was refreshing her suspicion (on occasion of the events in that meanwhile ill-reputed Esperi Care-vårdhem) that … Continue reading

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How to switch from Oil to Electricity

Recently, during these days when the Finnish parties are preparing for the upcoming election campaign, both Vänsterförbundet and De Gröne were announcing very ambitious aims concerning the protection of the climate. Very good! Only, when the question arises how to … Continue reading

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