Alberta Politics: Leduc No. 1 and all that: Was February 13, 1947, Alberta’s unluckiest lucky day?

PHOTOS: Dignitaries stand around and have their photos taken at the Leduc No. 1 well near Devon on – if the Internet is to be believed – this day in 1947. Not sure if I believe that, seeing as the first photo below was supposed to have been taken on the same day. Below that: ...

The Disaffected Lib: A Word of Warning to NATO from Finland

Finland isn’t impressed with NATO’s anti-Moscow attitude.  President Sauli Niinisto will be taking that message to a conference in Helsinki on Thursday with David Cameron and the leaders of the Nordic and Baltic nations. Niinisto says NATO is backing into a new Cold War with Russia.  He criticized the West for a continuing failure to ...

The Disaffected Lib: NATO’s New Legion – Is Canada In?

NATO is organizing a 10,000 strong “expeditionary force” with an eye clearly on the Ukraine. The aim is to create a fully functioning, division-sized force for rapid deployment and regular, frequent exercises. Officials involved in the planning say it will have the capacity to increase significantly in size. The force will incorporate air and naval ...

Things Are Good: Helsinki Wants to Send Cars to Purgatory

The Helsinki bus station theory will change you life and now the Finnish government wants to change people’s lives by making cars pointless. In the coming decades they will make use of data and various transportations to make owning a car a pointless exercise in futility. In many urban centres car ownership is a fool’s ...

bastard.logic: Finnish Rock N Roll Represent

Bedtime rawkout in 3, 2, 1… (h/t) Filed under: music Tagged: bandcamp, Daggerplay, Finland, punk, punk n roll, rock, rock ‘n’ roll

Things Are Good: Documentary on Finland’s Education System

Finland has one of the best education systems in the world and repeatedly ranks amongst the top 3. Why? Basically Finland’s education system is diametrically opposite to how education in North America. Kids are allowed to play, homework is scarce, and teachers are treated with respect. Via Reddit.

Alberta Diary: Olympic Hockey: It’ll take Grit to overcome Sisu – are Tories patriotic enough to let it happen?

Looks like Finnish hockey to me! Can’t understand what they’re saying, but, Canadians beware, they might have Sisu. Below: A Sisu truck; Lauri Rapala, inventor of the lure of Vaaksy.  To heck with politics! Let’s talk hockey, a subject on which our physically unimposing prime minister is nevertheless supposedly an expert, which gives Alberta Diary ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Those Who Can’t Do…

Source: CBC News: Province Won’t Limit Classroom Sizes, Minister Says There certainly is no shortage of things to talk about; from SGI motorcycle rates, to unanimous approval to move forward with “Howard’s Law” on asbestos, it was hard to decide what should be the first thing to move on to. But, as you’ve no doubt ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-07-23 00:45:00

INTERNATIONAL ANARCHIST MOVEMENT:NOTES FROM THE BALTIC ANARCHIST GATHERING:   Impressions from the Baltic Anarchist Meeting 2012 Impressions from the Baltic Anarchist Meeting 2012 Almost two months have passed since the Baltic Anarchist Meeting (http://www.bam2012.org/) was organised in Tallinn of Estonia 25th-27th of May, but only now I had time to write some impressions. I haven’t come ...

From Orangutan: To those who think free education means lower quality,

In Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, post-secondary education is free, and in the 2011 Global talent index of 62 countries, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden finished in second, third, and eighth positions respectively for the reputation and resources of their business schools and universities. In Denmark, in particular, not only is there no tuition charged to students, ...

Dead Wild Roses: School in Finland – Student Centered Learning

Finland blazes a trail of successful educational policy. Filed under: Education Tagged: Academic Win, Educational Policy, Finland