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Thousands demonstrate in Stockholm for a free Iran

AFP/The Local · 26 Jul 2009, 10:25

Published: 26 Jul 2009 10:25 GMT+02:00

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More than 4,000 people gathered in the Swedish capital Stockholm, police said, waving flags resembling those used in Iran before the shah was ousted in the 1979 Islamic revolution.

"We are demanding respect for human rights in Iran and the release of political prisoners," said one of the protest organisers, Mehrdad Darvishpour.

After protesting in the city centre, the crowd moved to the Iranian embassy.

Another smaller protest with dozens of people was held in Malmö in the south of the country.

In neighbouring Denmark, nearly a thousand protesters gathered before the country's parliament, organisers said.

Demonstrations were organised in about 100 cities worldwide on Saturday to denounce human rights violations in Iran.

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Ahmadinejad's re-election has been hotly disputed by his main challenger, Mir Hossein Mousavi, who says his victory was a result of massive vote rigging.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians poured into Tehran streets to protest their "stolen votes" after the election and security forces launched a crackdown in which at least 20 people died and more than 1,000 were arrested.

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11:20 July 26, 2009 by byke
I really don't understand these type of demonstrations.

Yes, "wheres-my-dinna-dad" technically won again (I don't think we will ever know how bent the elections were) . But like any country, if you don't like the rules you either change them from within the country of move out.

I cant see why Swedish tax payers would want to waste its taxes on patrolling these rallies that quite frankly have no political advantage for Sweden.

If the truth be know, Sweden wants more immigration to help expand the nation as it needs a larger workforce. Iran has a good amount of well educated citizens which are considered "good value for money" in terms of Swedish immigration.

Regardless of anyones views (pro or neg) regarding "wheres-my-dinna-dad". You cant deny that there are many people who do actually support him in his HOME country.

14:07 July 26, 2009 by here for the summer
Iran is not a democracy even if the votes were counted correctly. It's a theocracy and a police state where no matter what the vote the theocracy controls the country. The surprise is why they even bother holding shame elections and the cheating at them. Sweden and the west need to support freedom of expression ( like these protests ) and peoples struggle for democracy in Iran and elsewhere. Disagree with both posters neither mass deportation nor increased immigration is a good policy.
14:39 July 26, 2009 by Iraniboy

Unlike you and me, the vats majority of those protestors are already Swedish citizens who have paid their taxes for decades. So don't worry they're just using their paid taxes ;). Btw it doesn't mean that I agree with them or the way they organise the protest.


There are about 50'000 Iranians living in Sweden that most of them are already Swedish citizen. This is your narrow minded mind that think anyone who doesn't look blonde is not Swedish.
14:50 July 26, 2009 by Pacey
I AGREE! Ship these people back to where they came from. They just try to renege their religion and become Swedish to Live here! Thye are the same!

Anyways if these people really want change then they should go back to Iran and do something about it. Iranians are you with me. Without you Sweden will be such a peaceful country!!
16:14 July 26, 2009 by ooh456
I pay my fair share of Swedish taxes and I say... Anyone who protests a fascist regime who rigs elections is pretty good person in my book.
16:46 July 26, 2009 by mame
I have been living in Sweden for a few years and

have never heard such statements from any of my swedish friends

as the ones mentioned by Pacey and mobings

no wonder. a fast search on the history of the comments posted

by these people (eg. google for site:thelocal.se Pacey ) shows

how aggressive and rude they are. Furthere, it shows both

of them being immigrants themseleves, by how they look to learn

swedish language or looking for summer jobs, etc.

So people, if you are really willing for a better sweden

free of immigrants, first thing is that you collect your suitcases and

head back to where you came from. let the Swedes worry about their

17:04 July 26, 2009 by Iraniboy
Unfortunately this is an online forum and it's not clear where pacey,mobings,byke are living but what is clear is that they NOT SWEDISH but apparently they belong to ultra-fascist groups. Another guy called "europa" is an Indian who has been in Sweden for some month before. He always decide on behalf of Swedes that what they should do/do not to immigrants!!
17:56 July 26, 2009 by Inletwatcher
I think its good in the way that these folks are ALLOWED to demonstrate and gather and try to make a difference by being loud and getting the attention of those who are hiding with their heads down in the sand. Iraniboy took the words out of my mouth on stating that many, many if not all of those demonstrating are active in the community and pay into Swedish taxes.

If the graduates have the right to puke and throw bottles and cans all over this town, then by goodness other peoples of Sweden should have theirs. I wonder what the yearly clean up cost is of the grads... verses these kind of demonstrations that some are griping for having police supervise. Maybe with the public eye more on the problems, more will help them find solutions?

18:35 July 26, 2009 by byke
@ Iraniboy

Thankyou for your false statement questioning my citizen status and referring to me as a member of a fascist group.

I still stand by my original statement.

I do not see the benefit of wasting Swedish TAX payers money on the demands of a MINORITY. Besides these protesters are not even being an active part of IRAN, since they are not residing there.

If any MINORITY wishes to make a protest about foreign politics unrelated to the country they are in, then they should finance this cause themselves rather than draining the state of precious TAX money for ideologies that most swedish tax payers couldn't give a monkeys about.
19:11 July 26, 2009 by Iraniboy

Truth hurts?. So what is you nationality?

You just repeated yourself. Why don't you get it? I'm not a Swedish citizen so I didn't waste Swedes' TAX MONEY in this demonstraions BUT these protesters are more than 90% Swedish citizens. If you're a Swedish citizen, they have the same right about the texes as you have. If you're not a Swedish citizen, you have no right to say anything about how Swedes' tax should be expended!!

I don't say that what they're doing is right or wrong. I say they have right to protest because they are Swedish and they their taxes. I'm not Swedish so I can't say if I agree or disagree. But all of my Swedish friends are truely welcoming and sincere to me as an Iranian who comes from backward thir-world. I've never seen anything like you,Pacey,mobings,..in Sweden so far. Where can I find people like you?
20:09 July 26, 2009 by byke
@ Iraniboy

"Truth hurts?" - Not at all, if you had any clue about the truth you wouldn't be accusing everyone that disagrees with you with such hatred filled malice.

I am a fully fledged Swedish citizen.

The reason why I repeated myself was because you didnt listen and used hatred filled propaganda.

"90% were Swedish citizens" - Prove it !

Yes any swedish citizen or long term residents (even EU citizens) that pays or contributes to the Swedish tax authority has the right to services. But that doesn't mean that they have the right to drain public TAX for issues unrelated outside of Sweden.

Any demonstrations that utilizes swedish TAX payers money for issues not DIRECTLY effecting Swedish TAX payers is a FARSE. I could use the same BS and accuse you of being a hatred filled religious nut job for your slanderous and UNEDUCATED remarks.

20:36 July 26, 2009 by Iraniboy
Congratulations for your citizenship.You're a Swedish citizen. Fine, but you can't tell other Swedes what to do or not to do. You know there are 9 millions other Swedes including 50000 with dual Iranian citizenship. The only non-Swedish Iranians currently living in Sweden, are Master students or summer guests.

It was you who spreaded your hatred against Swedish Iranians who were excercising their rights in protesting in the streets. I agree with you that their method is wrong and troublesome but not from your perspective. You deniy their rights as a Swedish citizen.

Draining tax money? Are you kidding me? Some police patrols cam't drain Swedish tax moneh!!!

For your info, I as a person full of hatred extremism filled with propaganda, have been asked several times by my different Swedish friends that I must stay in Sweden after my education is finished. See, not all Swedes are as close minded as you are. Tbh, you're the first Swede I see without Swedish lagom spirit.
20:41 July 26, 2009 by jacks
While I agree with your comment pointing to waste of tax payers money, I suggest that citing Iran as a well educated work force is far less than reality. If you would look at nationality figures of international workforce immigrated this year, reality would be obvious to you.

Sweden does not require to open borders with Iran in order to gain access to its manpower.
20:51 July 26, 2009 by Iraniboy

Every year many Iranian well-educated work force immigrate to Canada or Australia. What are you on about?

Sweden has never been a destination for a work force before this year. It was quite impossible for a non-European to immigrate to Sweden as a work force.

So you also want to discuss that these Swedish-Iranian protesters are wasting their paid taxes. Fine, Thanks they will consider it!

Did anyone suggested to open the border? Btw, Canada and Australia opened their borders to QUALIFIED int'l work forces and they won. Sweden is unfrtunately home to un-educated asylum seekers. No wonder why foreigners do not have so much contrinutions to Swedish society. In fact they actualy can't do.
21:03 July 26, 2009 by byke
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Irrelevant drivel STFU.

3 - 0

Wrong again , come on prove the 90% BS you claimed ... we are waiting

4 - 0

More BS propaganda irrelevant BS

5 - 0

More irrelevant BS

6 - 0

I want to end this by saying the following.

The Swedish state made sure that extra security was put on for this rally.

What do you think it says about Sweden's view on these protesters?

21:34 July 26, 2009 by bocale1
Honestly, it is quite difficult to understand why to discuss that much about something that happens in any democratic country: democratic demonstrations that involve a little number of people (that can be minorities in many sense, not only specific ethnic groups) and mainly aimed to attract attention of public opinion about (international) issues that tend to be forgotten a little too soon. If those issues have direct impact on the daily life of Swedes is not relevant, assuming that, in a democratic country, the freedom of demonstrate opinions is not subjected to judgement of relevance for national interests (as, instead, normally happens in fascist regimes!). About money spent to guarantee safety of those demonstrations, my feeling is that much more money is spent for example to guarantee safety in football matches that are not more important than demonstrating about Iran... should we ban also those ones then?
22:32 July 26, 2009 by Iraniboy

Now who's writing drivel?

Maybe. That's why I don't think this demons is effective as many Swedes won't get the purpose of this just by seeing people marching without having more info. So I don't agree with it. But I again can understand that they CAN do this demons according to their Swedish citizenship rights.

Why 90%? because the Swedish laws prior to Jan 2009 forbade work permit for non EU citizens so they are either a Master student like me (at most 200 or something) or Swedish citizens or some guests of these Swedish citizens). Then go to Swedish statistics websites to see how many Iranians live in Sweden. That figure -200 students and maybe 200 guests are number of Swedish citizen. Shall I draw a picture?
03:31 July 27, 2009 by Omidn
People with a sheared of decency think twice to judge and oppose this movement which is the voice of freedom for not only Iranian but also for humanity. I am strongly against this current Iranian regime from A to Z however I do my part to express my sympathy with all Iranian who suffered so much during 30yrs of humiliation and torture so you BYKE don't worry about Swedish Tax payers, think about yourself.
03:33 July 27, 2009 by futureishere
After talking to many of my Iranian classmates, I have still not understood what are the expectations of these protesters in practical sense! The answers I got are "we want our vote back", "we want to free iran" etc. What exactly does that mean? If they want recount of the votes, do they really think that the government that rigged vote counting once won't do it again? And do they really believe that Ahmedinijad will step down from his post because of these protests? And when I asked them about their expectations from Mousawi, my fellow Iranians told me that they have no great expectations from Mousawi himself. And none of the people I talked to were confident that Ahmedinijad actually lost the election, but just that he swelled up his winning margin to showcase his popularity. From all this, the only logical conclusion I can make is that these protests are a means of venting out the anger that has build up over the years under an oppressive regime but lack any clear direction. But I guess the protests are still worth it just to make sure that the Iranian government won't take its middle class for granted during future policy making!

-- Rants from an engineering student who just happens to have lots of Persian friends!
10:09 July 27, 2009 by byke
No one is opposing the right to a movement.

What we are objecting to is the this so called "movement" is incurring high costs and expecting the majority of TAX payers of a nation to cover these costs, who have either no interest in this subject or may no agree to your opinion.

By making threats to justify your opposition to a regime that I have absolutely no interest in, makes you no better than that you accuse.

The fact is, Iran is a VERY divided nation

It is one thing to bring an issue to light.

It is another thing to expect a foreign nation to pay for a political rally that is non related to the majority of its tax payers, and marred with threats and violence.
12:16 July 27, 2009 by Playmaker
i dont get it iran wants a free iran and a democracy right. i think thats what they want at least in sweden. then WHY THE HELL DO THEY GET VIOLENT WHEN THERE IS A CARTOON OF mOHAMMED. THIS IS ALSO PART OF FREEDOM. i not saying all but i bet many of them were part of the violent demostartions after the cartoon and the jews went to war in lebanon. you can not have it both ways. freedom or no freedom. freedom means we can make fun of mohammed all we want with out death threats and are embassy being burned to the ground. love it or leave it
12:49 July 27, 2009 by Jack Lemon

Please accept my and anyone else's sympathy for the burden of being charged by such high rate of taxes here that has apparently made you think anything happens in this country is supposed to be financed by Swedish tax payers money. (continued below)
13:02 July 27, 2009 by jacklemon
Just for your information, the mentioned demonstration has been organized by amnesty international, that's a world wide non-governmental non-profit human rights organization (such as human rights watch) along side with Iranians abroad who are against the so called "rigged election results" to condemn the violation used to crack down the peaceful post election opposition rallies inside Iran, specially focusing on demand to free those who have been arrested during the rallies and are in jail. Plus, this demonstration took place all over the world, as well as Sweden, and therefore you don't need to bother getting too much excited by your illusional perceptions about Swedish tax money to be used either to arrange this demonstration or to support Iranians inside because obviously that's not the case at all
13:04 July 27, 2009 by Jack Lemon
However, if you're that concerned about how Swedish tax payer's money is consumed you better think twice. To help you to recall, you might wanna think about the time of getting just a simple illness such as flu and then evaluate how your paid tax is gonna support you in that sense.

Besides, that would be a good idea if you consider the fact that flu season is fast approaching and everyone here is anxiously looking forward to see how decision makers are gonna use the so-called tax money to immunize the nation against swine flu.

I just got a clue, since they gotta pay unemployment checks of those who have lost their jobs due to financial crises along with paying for vaccinations costs, they are most likely gonna accept more international students and even foreign workforces to have access to more non-Swedish tax payers who are gonna pay for Swedes' immunizations costs by paying 25% Moms or 30% of income tax and not even getting an ordinary flu shot in return!
13:06 July 27, 2009 by jacklemon

you're somehow right, but it may clarify if I say that no one is so naive to think that ahmadinejad is gonna step down, at least any time soon.

In fact, what has made people furious is that they have been looking forward to this election since even 2 years ago to say a big "NO" to the guy and his absurd Mentality towards governing the country and get rid of him. but once the results were announced he and those who arranged this fraud behind the scene, thought they could fool people showing their hand made upside down imaginary results which looked to the voters like they're told "we tell you what folks! as a matter of fact you don't know whom you've voted for yourselves but we actually know what your real intention was to turnout massively to the polling stations and that was because of your high rate of satisfaction of us. So here you go, you have voted for us while you didn't even know!!!"
13:08 July 27, 2009 by Jack Lemon
(Continued from above)

This shameful ignoring behavior of the government beside A.N's performance during the last 4 years and of course other unsatisfactory issues that have always back of people's heads, led to a grow in people's demands from getting back their votes up to the extend of making the country free.
13:26 July 27, 2009 by Pacey
@ Iraniboy and Mame: whoever you people are!!

I am a US citizen born and brought up in NYC. I have lived Queens most of my life and that too with immigrants. I can say from my experience I have never seen a more 'duplicitious' nation as the Iranians. They come to the US,Europe and renounce their religion and become 'reverts' just to live here and when they are deported their lawyers go to courts and ask the judges that the life of their clients wont be safe there. WHat a piece of Bull!!

@ Irani: U say I am an immigrant I am a student and I dont want to live in Sweden. Oppurtunities beckon for me in the US. I want to learn the language since I want to enhance my cultural experience and about the job I would like to work legally unlike you guys who most of the time work in 'black jobs' and dont pay taxes and cheat the system.
13:30 July 27, 2009 by Pacey
The first thing their leaders when they deliver a sermon is say : Death to US,Death to Israel!! They trash our flags and what not?

The socalled Hezbollah,Hamas kill our journalists, soldiers etc. After the 79 revolution they killed so many Americans in our Embassy. I am sorry to say this but we should have finished these Ayatollah's off!!

Iran is not a divided country my friends. Their ethnic composition is predominatly persian more than 80% I think. The Iranians just try to spread instability in the rest of the world look at the Middle East as a shining example and do they dont use their territory dont have the balls to do that! They are experts at running 'proxy wars'. Cowards!!
15:06 July 27, 2009 by crocadoodledoo
i dont think anyone is to gain anything by protesting with loudspeakers sitting here in sweden. It is a waste of time and swedish resources..and a disturbance for people visiting sergeltorg. I agree with pacey here ..infact i would like to add that most of the people i have seen migrating from the middleeast, live a life of religion and patriotism-as per-convenience.
15:31 July 27, 2009 by Aussie_Downunder
16:07 July 27, 2009 by futureishere
None of the Americans were killed in the embassy during Iran hostage crisis. Get your facts right before posting rude comments about another country.
16:28 July 27, 2009 by Kaethar
So I'm the only Swedish who doesn't give a that people are protesting? Protests are fine as long as they aren't violent...
22:42 July 27, 2009 by CTIDinÅrsta
Open protest is one of the cornerstones of democracy. Democracy is worth spending tax revenues on.

Freedom of speech is not the right to say whatever you want but the right to criticize the government / powers that be without fear of persecution. Sweden allows open public demonstrations on all issues - a sign of a true democracy.

It is the police, not politicians, who decide if a protest is acceptable - making a decision based on safety and the degree of disturbance to other people at the given time and place. The cost of a demonstration such as the one described is probably similar to a (non-derby) game in the allsvenskan, i.e. not that much. Are we going to ban football because of the cost of policing?

By allowing such protests Sweden illuminates the huge difference between the free democracies and regimes such as Iran, where protest is crushed and demonstrations are strictly controlled. The fight to preserve and secure democracy cannot be restricted by national boundaries. The effects of the protests around the world on the people who are in Iran struggling to attain a democratic government cannot be overlooked.
06:50 July 28, 2009 by I Love it when ...
after reading all of your comments ..... blogging should be considered a sport

hehehe :)
17:37 July 28, 2009 by nic_tester
The organised protests against the regime in Iran were mostly by iranian expats who were total morons, malicious extremists or simply political idiots. Harsh words? Indeed. But these demonstrators more often than not (vehemently) opposed iranians voting in the election in iran and afterwards still try to cash in on the opposition to the dictatorial regime that came out of the elections. Also, they tend to reject and oppose what constructive (and realistic) opposition there is in Iran, living instead on pipedreams or dreams of violence.

Furthermore, a fair share of them are iranian communists whose organisations actually took part of the revolution in iran against the sha. Their main grievience is that the clerics purged them before they could purge the clerics. Others still are sha supporters. What most of them have in common is that they oppose mousavi as much as the regime and generally seem to wish for the iranian regime to come crashing down in revolution, chaos, mayehem, death and rivers of blood. Why they want this is not clear, either they just dont understand politics or they are powerhungry extremists who believe their various organisations might claw some power in the desolation such a calamity would leave.

When coming upon iranian expats protesting the iranian regime, find out if they support mousavi (tactically or ideologically, it is not important, support is). If they do, they are serious people, if they dont they are simply fools or evil extremists.
11:03 July 29, 2009 by Pacey
@futureishere: I was alluding to people killed to get those 'people' rescued which may or may not be in the embassy!! Atleast have a big IQ to understand that!!

You lock up unarmed people for 444 days or so and try negotiations( read Blackmail)!! What if the entire world does that to your 'illegal dual nationals here in Europe and America' and send you guys back on a one way ticket to Iran!!

Hope you will enjoy that!! Then make peace with your Ayatollah's which would just lend credence to my argument about your 'duplicitous' character!!

Where have the Iraniboy etc gone? Shipped to Iran?
14:30 July 29, 2009 by futureishere
You said and I quote, ¨they killed so many Americans in our Embassy". Now, given the context of the discussion, anyone who is reading would assume that you are saying that Iranians killed Americans in the embassy. While the truth is (and you know it by now) that any Americans that were killed, were killed in a chopper accident during the failed rescue operation, in which Iranians had nothing to do. I may not have a "big IQ" (whatever that means), but at least I can write what I mean even though English is my second language.

And you seem to have wrongly assumed that I am from Iran, just because I told you to get your facts right. But I guess its an honest mistake from a "big IQ" person like you.
17:56 August 6, 2009 by BalochCommunity
Mass executions of balochs in Balochestan by the Islamic regime of Iran

The islamic regime of Iran has executed 13 political prisoners of the balochi ethnic minority. The executions took place on Tuesday 14th July 2009 in a prison in the city of Zahedan the capital town of Iran occupied part of Balochestan. As usual they were accused of being members of the PRMI (People's Resistance Movement of Iran) known as Jondallah, a Baluch armed opposition group which campaigning against what they see as Persian and Shia Muslim oppression of their Baluch nation.


18:40 August 6, 2009 by BillyB
Thousands of people protested around the world...Billions didnt
02:34 August 15, 2009 by LolaAmerica
Byke for now you are considered as an Iranian pro-regime, so please get a life and shove this so-called tax payer's money excuse up your ass.

Perhaps you can shove your whining up Ahmadinejad's ass.
08:41 August 15, 2009 by byke

thankyou for your comments.

Since you now are falsely trying to tar me with being considered pro Ahmadinejad,

then please let me congratulate you on your planing and execution to overthrow the current regime through violence and protests. You results are obviously to be congratulated based on your success rate LOL

Yours faithfully

Laughing in the rectal shadows of people who deserve to be on the Jeremy Kyle show.
14:22 August 15, 2009 by kaze
So Iran is still in fashion huh?

Anyone remember Tibet or Darfur or any of those other places that were in vogue not too long ago?
15:05 August 15, 2009 by davidmc
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat; Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. Iran's citizens need liberty. That is probably not a popular opinion (too Client Eastwood sounding). I wish there was some way to weigh in on how many different countries are in this forum. I hope it is okay to jump in from time-to-time.
16:20 August 15, 2009 by byke
On my last post I used the Quote function for LolaAmerican (aka Nutjob) and I see my post has been modified and the quote to hers has been moved again ?

Come on TL,

Run a fair game here.

Being biased is no way to run a news agency.

Nor is modifying a posters post without expressed authorization.

I am now going to officially right that letter to the swedish authorities regarding data protection / defamation.
05:45 August 18, 2009 by LolaAmerica
Uhh..umm everywhere around the world , in every single country, it's population is made of hyphenated-Peoples… for instance hyphenated-swedish, hyphenated-americans, hyphenated-iranians, hyphenated-germans…hope you catch my drift here! Plus very near future, everyone will be beige, the race of white/black people will be vanished. (Not stating it's a bad thing)

(At least we Americans have an African president! )

You are ONE heartless individual, that's probably one of your charming features! Its ok, people aren't at anger state in mind with you, bcoz you don't steal anyones money; you just sit down and talk trash. Perhaps you've reached your maximum intellectual and mental capacity. And the theft part well, higher powers are in control, while brainwashing someone like you and I, where for now reason what so ever sit and argue.
07:36 August 18, 2009 by byke
@ LolaAmerica

I am amazed you class yourself as "American", considering your English & comprehension is so terrible.

In regards to your name calling, again is this the best you can come up with to justify your hatred?

If you had any true idea of the meaning and value of democracy, you wouldn't try to enforce your beliefs based on the minority vote of a country you are not residing in. As by doing this, it only contradicts the values of democracy.

I am guessing this poster (LolaAmerica) is a net "troll".
09:41 August 18, 2009 by LolaAmerica
byke I am an American, I was born in united states, however I never said I am American all the way, bcoz I am not Native-American. (And you get to attack me by insulting my poor English!) That's fine I can see which type of person you are!

On my first post I only insulted you, and the second I noted that you and I only talk trash, that's all we can do and nothing else! I don't hate anyone believe me I don't, unless you tell me it's ahmadinejad, or Hitler or, any other dictatorship leaders out there.

As I mentioned I don't hate you, bcoz this is what we people end up doing, you and I both get in fight and insult one another, we can even get into physical fight, however what is the point of that? It's always going to be you and me and others like us who will get blamed and thrown under the bus.

Also, let's put aside the sarcasm-talk, and elaborate on how you see a democratic country or so?
09:55 August 18, 2009 by byke

You appear to be at a severe disadvantage here.

If you understood English properly you would understand that at no point did I "Attack you".

And your justification for your views is skewed at best.

You are obviously out of your depth, and your input only helps clarify this.

So with that in mind I am not going to entertain your posts any more, as it would be cruel given your condition.

05:14 August 19, 2009 by LolaAmerica
Oh I didn't realize I was being evaluated on my English, oh my you did enlighten me!

-And I guess you really didn't read all my post, or perhaps didn't have your glasses at the time with you, either that or didn't read properly.

-It's ok, I forgive you, I guess all I can say it was nice talking to ya!

Ciao byke
07:28 August 19, 2009 by futureishere
@byke and LolaAmerica:

Hey, love birds! Have you exchanged numbers yet?
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"Hej readers, It has, as always, been a bizarre, serious and hilarious week in Sweden. You…" READ »

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Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Angry elk chases Swede up a lamp post
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Why you should 'grab a chair' on Stockholm's tech scene
The Local Voices
'Alienation in Sweden feels better: I find myself a stranger among scores of aliens'
People-watching: October 20th
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A layover at Qatar airport brought this Swedish-Kenyan couple together - now they're heading for marriage
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Stockholm: creating solutions to global challenges
Swede punches clown that scared his grandmother
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Swedish for programmers: 'It changed my life'
Fans throw flares and enter pitch in Swedish football riot
Could Swedish blood test solve 'Making a Murderer'?
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Top 7 tips to help you learn Swedish
Property of the week: Linnéstaden, Gothenburg
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‘Extremism can't be defeated on the battlefield alone’
Swedish school to build gender neutral changing room
People-watching: October 14th-16th
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Stockholm: creating solutions to global challenges
Man in Sweden assaulted by clowns with broken bottle
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Why you should 'grab a chair' on Stockholm's tech scene
Nobel Prize 2016: Literature
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Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Watch the man who discovered Bob Dylan react to his Nobel Prize win
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One expat's strategy for making friends in Stockholm
Record numbers emigrating from Sweden
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Nordic fashion in focus at Stockholm University
People-watching: October 12th
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'Swedish startups should embrace newcomers' talents - there's nothing to fear'
How far right are the Sweden Democrats?
Property of the week: Triangeln, Malmö
Sweden unveils Europe's first elk hut
People-watching: October 7th-9th
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Syria's White Helmets: The Nobel Peace Prize would have meant a lot, but pulling a child from rubble is the greatest reward
Missing rune stone turns up in Sweden
Nobel Prize 2016: Chemistry
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