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Hannu Virtanen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Why Do We Expect So Much?
"I think that quite often Americans have elected as presidents people, who aren't really experienced politicians. So it has been the quite normal way that other high level politicians of the big parties have been able to control presidents…"
Apr 8, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Two Sentence: Why I think people trust Bernie
"I agree quite much with 'KS'  about what he wrote in his last comment about those speaking fees. And about that 'e-mail scandal'. We'll see what will happen next in the election circus."
Apr 8, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Zanelle's blog post Write What You Know
"Write What You Know. I mostly know about sex and pot. That was a really incredible way of starting to tell something. It was so well said that even I couldn't doubt in the beginning. But your art is even better than your writing. So you must…"
Apr 7, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
Apr 7, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
"You can find stories of Joe Crow in many places, the story of stealing horses from Nazis included; here is one version: Joe Medicine Crow But, no shit, in early 1945 Joseph Medicine Crow stole 50 horses from a group of fucking German officers. The…"
Apr 7, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
"It would be interesting, if you could read/understand comments of readers to that Finnish news story. I'll republish one here:  7.4. 14:26  Kansallisaarteen hautajaiset pidettiin reservaatissa. Että sellainen on Yhdysvaltojen…"
Apr 7, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
"To illustrate how much Finns are interested in American Indians. Today one of biggest headlines in the yellow papers of Finland was the news that the last known plain Indian warchief Joe Medicine Crow died:  Intiaaniheimon viimeinen…"
Apr 7, 2016
Lois Wickstrom commented on Hannu Virtanen's blog post The Books On My Shelf --- open call The Books On My Shelf --- open call
"Bookshelves are the best walls.  Glad to know you are another book-a-holic."
Apr 4, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Rosigami's blog post A Card in the Spokes
"Here are more pictures from my brother's home workshop. This is one of his earlier restorations.  One more Ariel. This is Huntmaster."
Apr 4, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
"When I was young stories about American Indians and about Indian wars in America was popular reading material among youngsters.The general attitude of that kind of literature seems to have been that Indians were brave people, who lost almost…"
Apr 4, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
"KS: present day Finns and Estonians  are known to be quite mixed people. But some kind of tribalism and even racism is still existing here in some circles. In Finland nationalism and tribalism was  heavily influenced by German romantic…"
Apr 4, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
""humans settled Russia before they arrived in Finland" It is well known that most of Finnish tribes lived in central Russia much before some of them moved to the area of present Finland. Nobody seems to know how early some of those tribes…"
Apr 3, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
"Concerning those Siberian mushrooms, KS is speaking about. You know that ancient Siberian Shamans used specific mushrooms in their rite techniques. They ate mushrooms to get into the other realms. There is quite much Russian and Finnish research…"
Apr 3, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Lois Wickstrom's blog post Siberian-Americans
"Do we actually know already, if Europeans originally came from Africa or for example from - Siberia? So that most present day European Americans would be  'Siberians', too? And then there is one more question: "Who were those…"
Apr 3, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Rosigami's blog post A Card in the Spokes
""My guy and I have a band, we perform some blues but also some originals and some covers. www.lukasrose.com" I listened some of them. Really nice. This is one the latest of my brother. I'm 'playing' there the drone. Sunrise…"
Apr 2, 2016
Hannu Virtanen commented on Rosigami's blog post A Card in the Spokes
"I visited one of my brothers today. This is one of his restoration projects. It is Douglas 2 3/4 hp built in 1914 He has already found most of the parts, which are waiting in boxes... He will have a great time to rebuild it, including the wheels…"
Apr 2, 2016

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The Books On My Shelf --- open call The Books On My Shelf --- open call

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 3:00pm 29 Comments

I've got several bookshelves and most of my books are inside my cabin, which is meant for clothes, etc.

Here are pictures of my books.

The pictures there: on the left taken by me in the home city of Gandhi; Gandhi's picture used  to advertise rubber boots. You know he walked long on swamps in…

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Protests in U.S., London, and Mexico City Demand: Shut Down the U.S. Torture Camp at Guantánamo

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 10:22am 20 Comments

The Bush regime brought 779 Muslim men to the military base. Most were captured in Afghanistan or Pakistan, many sold for $5,000 bounty to the U.S. military. Guantánamo exists explicitly to avoid the protections of legal process in the U.S. Constitution. Those held are called “unprivileged enemy belligerents,” not prisoners of war, so they can be held without benefit of the Geneva Conventions, which give rights to those captured in war.

Less than 2 percent (15) of Guantánamo…

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Write to the Guantánamo Prisoners, Don’t Let Them Be Forgotten

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 8:30am 14 Comments

Andy Worthington writes:



Every six months, I ask people to write to the prisoners in Guantánamo, to let them — and the US authorities — know that they have not been forgotten.



The letter-writing campaign was started five years ago by two Facebook friends, Shahrina J. Ahmed and Mahfuja Bint Ammu, and it has been repeated every six months. Their latest campaign coincided with the start of Ramadan, on June 12, and I’m…

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Solar Cooking in Vietnam

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 4:30am 14 Comments

This is a copy of my original post at the…

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