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New Meteorite Discovered

Ost 65 is the black fossil meteorite at the center of this image, embedded in slate ...
Ost 65 is the black fossil meteorite at the center of this image, embedded in slate in a Swedish quarry (Credit: Qing-zhu Yin, UC Davis)

About 470 million years ago, two asteroids smashed into each other in outer space and shattered into multitudinous pieces. Many of those pieces rained down on Earth over the course of a million years as meteorites, and have become well-known by scientists. But the other space rock involved in the cosmic head-on collision has never been known – until now, thanks to the discovery of a meteorite that’s never been seen before on our planet. read more

Journalist Finds Out What Happens in Sweden

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Even after weeks, liberals are still trying to prove to the nation that Trump was not only wrong about Sweden, but he is, as are we, all wet regarding terrorism and the problems with Islam.

There was and is nothing happening in Sweden. And there certainly aren’t any of those so-called “No-Go” Zones in the country, or frankly any country. No-Go zones are a myth fabricated by Islamaphobes like you and me.

On January 20, 2017, Emil Karlsson posted an article on the site, “Debunking Denialism.” How quaint.

His article states that, “Debunking Denialism has taken on several such cases of pseudoscientific bigotry, such as falsely comparing ethnic minorities to poisonous M&Ms, conspiracy theories about alleged white genocide, how anti-immigration activists abuse Swedish rape statistics or data on reported shootings in the Swedish city of Malmö. Now it is time to take on the widespread myth that Sweden supposedly has 55 no-go zones where criminals rule society and police are afraid or incapable of entering.”

And you know what? He’s right. If one were to define a No-Go zone incorrectly, as liberals do, there technically are none of these zones anywhere. And of course this is the slick trick of the left. Use a definition which defies reality and then advance that definition to debunk said reality. read more

Trump Isn’t Wrong On Muslim Immigration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Another week, another Trumpism. It seems not a week goes by where Trump isn’t blowing up the headlines – and the heads of the left and the establishment right. And on occasion we conservatives feel the need to defend him, or at least his statements.

Of course everyone is speaking of the Trump statement (mostly negatively), now heard round the world that he is calling for “A complete and total shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going…”

One of his supporters, standing in a rather long line at a Trump event in South Carolina was asked by a CNN reporter whether she had a problem with the plan. The supporter said: “That’s a very prudent idea and I think that he’s done due diligence when he makes that statement.” She added that, “We have to protect American citizens and the vetting process lacks integrity.” The reporter then says, although not to the Trump supporter, that, “That’s not true. In fact the vetting process, run through multiple agencies, is vigorous.”

Well, Ms. CNN reporter – that may be true, but whether the “vetting” process is vigorous or not is immaterial. If Muslims coming into the country have no “paper trail,” one could “vet” them until the cows come home and still no nothing about them or their intentions. I do though have a problem with the supporters thought that Trump did his due diligence. No he didn’t. He just blurted it out. At least it appeared that way. But this too is immaterial. It takes no due diligence to know a good portion of these Muslims, certainly the refugees, cannot be vetted and therefore should be denied entry. read more

Sleeping with the Fishes

Perfect for tourists who have seen enough beaches or city landscapes, this floating hotel offers a room with a different kind of view: Ten feet beneath the surface of a Swedish lake.

The Utter Inn offers guests a night to remember, with windows in every wall of the bedroom looking out into the water, teeming with fish.

The ‘floatel’ is the brainchild of artist Mikael Genburg, known for his unique hotel experiences including one in a tree in a city centre park, and ‘Ooops’, the sunken villa which opened this summer not far from Utter Inn by Lake Malaren, Vasteras.

 
Idyllic: The floating hotel is located in the middle of a Swedish lake east of Stockholm

Idyllic: The floating hotel is located in the middle of a Swedish lake east of Stockholm
 
Above surface: On top of the sundeck is a hut which is designed to resemble a traditional Swedish cottage and guests step inside to climb down to their bedroom

Above surface: On top of the sundeck is a hut which is designed to resemble a traditional Swedish cottage and guests step inside to climb down to their bedroom

Utter Inn has an above-surface kitchen inside a little hut made to look like a traditional Swedish cottage.

At bedtime guests climb down the hatch to their sleeping quarters which has an all-round view of life under the surface. 

Mr Genburg, who opened Utter Inn in 2000, said the idea came to him out of the blue and he was curious to see if it could work.

He said: ‘I don’t think there is an experience quite like sleeping underwater and many people have come to find out if they like it.

 Life in a goldfish bowl: Guests can look out into the lake from the bedroom

Life in a goldfish bowl: Guests can look out into the lake from the bedroom
 
Interior: Despite being made of tough steel and glass the homely room has two single beds and is decorated with a traditional handknitted Swedish rug and a wooden floor

Interior: Despite the tough steel and glass exterior, the bedroom room has a homely feel with a hand-knitted Swedish rug on the wooden floor

‘It’s like a reverse aquarium – the fish like looking in at the guests and are fascinated by them.

‘It’s as if you’re sat on your own island when you’re on board – it’s just an amazing experience.’

After being taken out to the floating hut by Utter Inn staff, visitors can relax on the deck or use the hotel’s inflatable dinghy to explore one of the uninhabited islands in Lake Malaren before a night underwater.

The artist admitted that he had his doubts about the project when it first opened.

‘I was quite worried as it was an unproven concept, but now I love it!

‘Because there is a window on every side, you feel totally submerged in the lake.’

 Explore: In case the little hut gets too claustrophobic, guests can get in the inflatable dingy and take a trip around the lake

Explore: In case the little hut gets too claustrophobic, guests can get in the inflatable dingy and take a trip around the lake
 
Small, but perfectly formed: Cross section shows the floating platform and living quarters above the water line, with a ladder going down into the bedroom, with two single beds

Small, but perfectly formed: Cross section shows the floating platform and living quarters above the water line, with a ladder going down into the bedroom, with two single beds
 
The Utter Inn is located in southern Sweden, just east of the capital Stockholm

The Utter Inn is located in southern Sweden, just east of the capital Stockholm

Mikael said: ‘A lot of people who have visited have said they slept extremely well because of the rocking motion on board.

‘People with busy lives and high-pressured jobs tend to visit, I think for the natural peace there is in the very relaxing surroundings.

‘You can hear the lapping of the water outside of the windows as well which I think is a very therapeutic sound.

‘I always want to be by water – it’s so soothing, romantic and calm – all at the same time.’

Goodnight: A nearby town brightens up the already light Swedish summer night as the guests at Utter Inn nip off to sleep with the fishes

Goodnight: A nearby town brightens up the already light Swedish summer night as the guests at Utter Inn nip off to sleep with the fishes

Attribution: Mail Online

I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The great Norwegian butter shortage! Yes, it’s true. Norway has a shortage of butter.

Stores in Norway are seeing long lines of people waiting to buy butter; a sight that Europe hasn’t seen since the fall of Communism.

The shortfall is estimated at between 500 to 1000 tons. That’s a lot of Butter.

Prices of a pack of butter, weighing around a half a kilo (500 grams), a little more than a pound, are being driven out of sight. Some online sellers are asking up to 350 Euros (about $465.00) for 1 pack.

Sheeesh! Can you say Weimar Republic revisited?

But why the shortage?

Some have blamed it on the unusually wet summer that drove yields down. Some others have said it is the new Norway. It’s citizens are opting for lower carb, higher fat diets, which has increased demand recently. They both sound like reasonable explanations on the surface, but we’re not about the surface.

Let’s take a closer look.

Norway is a socialist country. You know, like we aspire to be.

Currently, in America, there are too many butter producers to name. In Norway, there is effectively, ONE. That wouldn’t pose a problem, would it?

Tine Company is the producer of over 90% of all butter in Norway. The Norwegian government granted that monopoly to it. Remember, monopolies are bad unless the government says they’re not.

Evidently, Tine has done a pretty fair job of butter production until now. Maybe it’s that wet summer thing. Nope, that’s not it. Right next door is Sweden. They have butter out the wazoo and their summer was wetter than Norway’s.

Well, if Sweden has all that butter, perhaps Norway could just import it until they catch up? Unfortunately, tariffs are so high, that it makes imports virtually impossible. BUY NORWEGIAN! Look for the Norwegian label. Everybody sing!

This is how socialism works. First, the government takes control of production. Next, they pick a winner, say Tine. Then they tax the heck out of any foreign company trying to import to them. All the government has to do after that, is dictate how much the producer can make & what price it is to be sold.

Then they all just sit back & watch the experiment fail, as it always does.

With any luck, the people eventually figure out the great experiment isn’t working & they demand change. Well, they’re going to get it. Unfortunately it will only be temporary.

The government has decided to take drastic measures and has cut import tariffs by more than 80 percent until the end of March. It has also lifted milk quotas for domestic farmers that were in place to avoid overproduction in the market. Overproduction does not appear to be their problem. After that, everything goes back to the way it was, where centralized planners cannot react to fluctuations in the marketplace. By the way, Importers are not allowed to sell their products for less than the government dictates.

So that’s a lesson in socialism. Sounds great, eh?