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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Neo-Finlandisering

It was already a bit before I read in today’s Hbl (Sö 27.01) that “EU-länder ställer Maduro inför ultimatum” that I read on Facebook that Timo Soini had publicly taken the side of the USA in the conflict (to which … Continue reading

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Alternative Energy

After recently some 8300 people were reminding the Finnish government that it would be high time to do somethng about the climate, the next question might be WHAT to do. Greta Thunberg, the Swedish guest speaker at the demonstration, is … Continue reading

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Donald Djingis Trump

Among the many emails which I get every day there are always a number which come from US organizations which support Trump and his Republicans, and I have (so far) not unsubscribed these because I wish to get now and … Continue reading

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Wasteful Policies

In Hbl of Sö 30.09.18 there was a long article about the plans to build a railway line to the Arctic Ocean. The idea is that ships which come via Nordostpassagen from the east should get occasion to put part … Continue reading

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Fighting like Confucius

It is of course a question whether and how Confucius was in the habit of fighting (if he ever did), but Bertolt Brecht was (obviously) so impressed by Confucius’ intelligence that he wrote a number of small pieces in which … Continue reading

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