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"Global leader" of WHAT? Who? When? Where? Why?

YLE (funded in part or in whole by Finnland government) quotes the PM:

"I want to show that there are ordinary people with ordinary lives in these jobs. I have a family life, I have a work life and I have free time to spend with my friends. Pretty much the same as many people my age"
Ambien is for old, ordinary folks appointed to make old, ordinary national security decisions which eventually kill ordinary people of all ages, sex, gender, race, creed, and color.


by Cat on Sat Aug 20th, 2022 at 07:42:10 PM EST
euractiv quotes the PM:
"If there were to be a crisis situation, I would know about it before midnight on a Saturday evening," she told reporters, adding that the Finnish armed forces were well equipped to anticipate any military crisis that might affect the country."
alrighty then
by Cat on Sat Aug 20th, 2022 at 07:45:04 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 20th, 2022 at 08:26:35 PM EST
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Finnish PM can't catch a break. (this hot tweet take for a screen grab memorial before the FIFTH WAVE "flour" translators swarm twitter)

@Kimmo_Kautio (machine translation)
Sabina Särkä and Sanna Marin's harness video came out today from Seiska.

This kind of image was found a while ago on Sabina Särkä's TikTok dated 10.7.

It seems that the government's graphic wall has reached a more valuable use...

by Cat on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 08:56:56 PM EST
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YLE | Marin apologises for "inappropriate" photo taken by friends at official residence, 23 Aug rapid response
She further added that the image was snapped during a private event at the residence, emphasising that there has been no threat to Finnish national security as a result of her social activities.

She told reporters that "security arrangements were in place at all times" and the names of all guests were provided to the security detail which monitors the Kesäranta property.

< wipes tears >
by Cat on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 01:42:48 PM EST
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... she invited some friends over to Kesäranta after the festival to "sauna, swim and spend time together."

Contrary to most Nordic countries, in Finland nudity in sauna is less common. Who would have known. A gesture of love between two young women ... Finland should be banned from NATO ‼️ 🤣

True, photo's and video's at a private party should not be uploaded to TikTok and shared.

Google's Scans of Private Photos Led to False Accusations of Child Abuse | EFF |

Privacy is something from the past.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 02:06:11 PM EST
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get with the program, Oui
by Cat on Thu Aug 25th, 2022 at 05:11:37 PM EST
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vOLdeMoRT: Italian PM candidate [Giorgia Meloni] attacked over rape video
after posting a video online of a Ukrainian woman being raped by a fellow migrant, from Africa.

According to local authorities, the 55-year-old victim was attacked in the city of Piacenza on Sunday by an asylum seeker from Guinea. The incident was recorded by someone from his apartment overlooking the scene. The suspect was arrested by the police and remains in custody.

Meloni, whose Brothers of Italy party is leading the polls ahead of September's national election, posted the disturbing video on Twitter. The social media platform has since removed the footage, saying it violated its rules.
The post, however, sparked public outcry and waves of criticism aimed at Meloni, including from her political rivals. "It is indecent to use images of a rape. Even more indecent to do so for electoral purposes," Enrico Letta, the head of the Italian Democratic party, wrote.

Igiaba Scego, an Italian writer of Somali origin, slammed Meloni for exploiting the rape victim for her own goals. "Offered up as clickbait voyeurism instead of being protected. This electoral campaign is horrendous," she said.

by Cat on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 09:12:06 PM EST
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