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inVictus| vs. FG – Goose Islands – Axis
Recorded on 17-08-14. Viitapuri agrees with me, Finland should be Danish!

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Sea Shepherd activists being arrested for obstructing a whale hunt in the Faroe Islands. Photo: Sea Shepherd.

An Australian filmmaker arrested in a Faroe Islands protest has described as horrendous apilot whale hunt she was trying to prevent.

Krystal Keynes, 28, was driving a Sea Shepherd speedboat, donated to the campaign by US actor Charlie Sheen, when she was chased down by the Danish navy.

Ms Keynes, from Exmouth in Western Australia, said she was brought ashore under arrest and marched past whales killed in the local community’s “grind”, or whale hunt.

“We were led past a pile of dead whales, and the people who did it were walking around with their children, laughing and joking,” Ms Keynes told Fairfax Media.

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“It was one of the most horrendous things I’ve ever seen in my whole life. It’s as ifthe Faroese live in a bubble where this is all right.”

The WA woman was among activists attempting to end the controversial tradition in the North Atlantic islands.

The hunt involves men in small boats herding passing pilot whales onshore at outlying islands of the Danish dependency. The whale meat is eaten.

The activists claim to have driven three pods of pilot whales away from the islands successfully until last Saturday when a large pod was surrounded.

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Australian arrested in Sea Shepherd whale hunt protest

On Saturday, fourteen members of the animal rights activist group Sea Shepard were arrested on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic, after attempting to stop the slaughter of 33 pilot whales.

Locally, the culling of the whales is known as a grind, and Operation GrindStop was initiated to save more than 1,000 pilot whales, which are among the largest members of the dolphin family. In a practice which Sea Shepherd refers to as being a brutal and archaic mass slaughter, Faroe Islands fishermen herd the cetaceans into a bay using flotillas, and then hack them to death with hooks and knives. Many locals defend the hunt as being their cultural right.

Lamya Essemlali, president of Sea Shepherd France, commented, the 14 have been under arrest since Saturday, and three of our boats have also been seized. The Faroe Islands are under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Danish Armed Forces Arctic Command stepped in to commandeer the boats.

Here is a graphic clip of a Faroe Islands grind in 2013:

The B.S. Sheen was one of the boats seized on Saturday, which is sponsored by Charlie Sheen. The actor said in a statement, The Faroese whalers brutally slaughtered an entire pod of 33 pilot whales today several generations taken from the sea and Denmark is complicit in the killing.

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has also been involved in Operation GrindStop, and commented, This is not for survival. There are very few things that happen like this that are so brutal. We have to put this behind us and move on, and let the whales swim freely. And I think its much more important for us in the future to save our oceans and the biodiversity of our oceans that the whales are very important to.

According to Sea Shepherd, 267 pilot whales were killed in a single grind in 2013 near the Faroese town of Fuglafjorour.

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Photographer: Karen Lagcao Grano/CCEDK Crypto Coins Exchange Denmark ApS via Bloomberg

Denmark is about to get a new Bitcoin exchange, promising future clients a crime-free platform on which to trade the virtual currency.

The CCEDK Crypto Coins Exchange Denmark ApS, which is due to open this month, is offering its trading platform to people across the globe, Chief Executive Officer Ronny Boesing said in an interview. The exchange will initially provide customers with the possibility to trade Bitcoin and Litecoin against each other, as well as in exchange for Danish and Norwegian kroner, British pounds, dollars and euros.

Safety has emerged as a key theme in determining Bitcoins fate as a viable payment form. The software was at the center of a money laundering scandal in January, when Bitcoin Foundation Vice Chairman Charlie Shrem was charged by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for allegedly attempting to sell the crypto-currency to narcotics traffickers. He denied the charges in April. The trial starts in September. Bitcoin then suffered a further setback in February when Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy in Japan after it couldnt account for 850,000 units of the virtual currency.

Our strongest selling point will be that clients will know where we are, that the jurisdiction is Danish and that theres complete transparency, Boesing said. We link to our lawyer on our website in case anyone feels they need one.

The European Banking Authority in December cautioned against using Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, noting that no specific regulatory protections exist that would cover you for losses if a platform that exchanges or holds your virtual currencies fails or goes out of business.

Boesing said his exchange will operate as if it were overseen by a financial watchdog, because there could be a decision to regulate this kind of business in the future. We are also ready for that.

Denmarks Financial Supervisory Authority said in December it was looking into the need for regulation. Michael Landberg, the watchdogs chief legal adviser, said then the most likely outcome would be an amendment to existing financial legislation so that we have regulation covering it. Danish regulators will seek to follow the mainstream, he said, adding it just needs to be regulated.

Bitcoin has already encountered some hurdles in Scandinavia. A number of the regions biggest banks have distanced themselves from the payment form and rejected requests from clients seeking to set up accounts amid concern the software could be used to aid crime.

SEB AB (SEBA), the Nordic regions largest currency trader, cited large uncertainties surrounding Bitcoins status, in a January interview. The bank said then it wont offer transactions, accounts or currency exchange services in Bitcoin for that reason. Nordea Bank AB (NDA), Scandinavias biggest lender, said the same month it wont offer any services related to trading Bitcoin and is advising clients of the risks associated with the payment form.

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'MultiKulti fail silenced, press sold out to enemy of free speech'
Lars Hedegaard, President of the Danish Free Press Society, is currently standing trial in Denmark on charges connected with criticizing Islam. He faces two …

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Voteman – (English subs) Scary and Bizarre Subliminal Illuminati EU Election Propaganda 2014
This is a video made by the Danish government (or the secret powers behind it). Elaboration: It was published on May 12th 2014, and was taken down less than 24 hours later. They are theathening…

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NATO air strength triples in Baltic states
With new deployments of fighter jets, NATO has tripled its air policing mission assets guarding the skies over the Baltic region. In the video: Danish fighter jets land in Estonia, while…

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Animal Rights vs. Religious Freedom: Muslim Jewish leaders slam Danish anti-ritual slaughter law
An influential delegation of Muslim and Jewish leaders has accused a Danish minister of placing animal rights before religion. It follows a decision adopted …

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Ezra Levant at Canadian HRC 2008 with Danish subtitles
This critically important moment in the fight for the preservation of free speech in Western democracies took place in a Canadian 'star-chamber' like court i…

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Let's Play: EUIV CoP, Norway, Episode 17: Freedom
Free at last from our Danish oppressors, we can focus on what really matters; the expansion of our empire. We shall conquer natives and keep our colonies doc…

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The weather looks as changeable as atoddler’s tantrums. Thank god we’re not in a helicopter, Ithink to myself as the plane banks on its final approach and a cluster of snow-covered island-mountains erupting from the sea loomthrough the storm clouds.

This Nordic Hawaii is the Faroe Islands. Forget Copenhagen, or even Reykjavik, I’d heard this cluster of 18rocky islands in the middle of the north Atlantic, inhabited by 50,000 descendants of Norse renegades, is the new frontier in the new Nordic food movement. A place where a tiny band of determined pioneers, led by one visionary chef, is developing aradical, contemporary cuisine from the most meager culinary heritage.

An hour or so after landing, it seems I spoke too soon about the helicopter: it is the only way to reach the island of Stra Dmun, home to a couple of hundred sheep and the Petersen family’s farm, my first destination in a three-day tour of the islands’ nascent food scene. First challenge is to reach the helicopter which is idling on what is, essentially, an ice rink. With my arms occupied by luggage and a woolly hat, I am at the mercy of both natural and man-made gales. For every step forward I slide two back. In the end, afellow passenger comes to my rescue and drags me backwards on my heels like a shop dummy.

I assume he is a birdwatcher, like so many visitors to the Faroes, but the duffle-coated samaritan turns out to be John Gynther from the experimental cheese division (really) of a Danish dairy products company, on his way to check on the progress of some cheeses.

The humidity here is perfect for maturing cheeses, but nobody has tried it before, he tells me. If it’s successful, I hope some of the best restaurants in the world will give it to their guests. It’ll be the true taste of the north Atlantic, expressed in a cheese.

Arriving safely at the Petersen’s farm, I hear a little about their lives. Their forefathers have farmed sheep here for over 200years. That little black tar cottage over there is the children’s schoolhouse; a teacher arrives every Monday and stays in the attic. And those chocolate dots inching across the sheer hillside are their sheep, whose coats have evolved a yeti-like shagginess over the centuries.

Jgva Jn Petersen shows us into the hjallur, a wooden shed with vented walls where the sheep carcasses are hung by their feet to dry in the wind, flayed like some macabre art installation. This is the Faroe’s famous rst mutton, he explains, semi-dried and fermented in the sea air. Dangling alongside is Gynther’s cheese, which we taste in Jgva’s low-ceilinged kitchen as his kids bring to the table their treasured toys and, at one point, a pet rabbit. The cheese is good, resembling a bitter manchego. The rst is chewy like thick-cut pata negra ham, with a strong flavor only just the right side of sheepy for me.

That evening, in the islands’ capital, Trshavn, we eat in what appears to be a Hobbit dwelling but is actually a cosy, turf-roofed cottage housing a restaurant, arstova (dinner from about 55). We dip our heads to enter and are confronted with another dried sheep carcass flayed on a fancy, turned-wood stand. They’re not squeamish, the Faroese as evidenced by the annual summer pilot whale slaughter, the grindadrp, which apparently has something of a family festival air (though obviously not for the whales, which are slaughtered despite being so riddled with mercurythat since 2008 the island’s medical officers have recommended they are no longer considered fit for human consumption).

We are presented with a dr schnapps. This is my new favorite Faroese tradition: when arriving at a party or, sometimes, a restaurant, guests are presented with a glass of schnapps, refilled communion wine-style for new arrivals. We sit alongside a man called Mortan, who is one of life’s enthusiasts. He insists we try some rst mutton paired with amontillado sherry, and there is an unexpected repartee between the wine’s oaky notes and the rich mutton. The geographical connection is not all that tenuous either, Mortan points out, given that for centuries the Faroese exported salt cod to Spain.

The talk turns to the islands’ long-mooted independence from Denmark and the oil that many believe lurks offshore and could lift the Faroes’ economy which as far as I can make out is kept afloat by the SarahLund sweaters, made here by Gudrun and Gudrun, a company founded and run by two Faroese women, and sold in a shop on the waterfront. As the schnapps bottles are drained, the tables are cleared for traditional dancing … national dress optional.

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Coordinates: 6200N 0647W / 62.000N 6.783W / 62.000; -6.783

Location of the Faroe Islands in Northern Europe.

The Faroe Islands (//; Faroese: Froyar pronounced[fja]; Danish: Frerne Danish pronunciation:[fn]) are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, at about 320 kilometres (200mi) north-north-west of mainland Scotland. The total area is approximately 1,400km2 (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.

The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defence, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands also have representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation.

The islands were associated with and taxed by Norway, then the Union of Kalmar, and then Denmark-Norway until 1814, when Norway was united with Sweden. Scandinavia was in political turmoil following the Sixth Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars, when the Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland in 1814. The Danish trade monopoly ended in 1856.

Archaeological evidence has been found of settlers lived on the Faroe Islands in two successive periods prior to the arrival of the Norse, the first between 400 and 600 AD and the second between 600 and 800 AD.[5] Scientists from Aberdeen University have also found early cereal pollen from domesticated plants, which further suggests people may have lived on the islands before the Vikings arrived.[6] Archaeologist Mike Church noted that Dicuil (see below) mentioned what may have been the Faroes. He also suggested that the people living there might have been from Ireland, Scotland or Scandinavia, with possibly groups from all three areas settling there.[7]

There is a Latin account of a voyage made by Saint Brendan, an Irish monastic saint who lived around 484578, there is a description of “insulae” (islands) resembling the Faroe Islands. This association, however, is far from conclusive in its description.[8]

More pertinent is the account by Dicuil, an Irish monk of the early 9th century. In his geographical work De menura orbis terrae he wrote that he had been reliably informed of “heremitae ex nostra Scotia” (“hermits from our land of Ireland”) who had lived on the northerly islands of Britain for almost a hundred years until the arrival of Norse pirates.[9]

It is known that Norsemen settled the islands c. 800, bringing the Old Norse language that evolved into the modern Faroese language. According to Icelandic Sagas such as Freyjar Saga one of the best known men in the island was Trndur Gtu, a descendant of Scandinavian chiefs who settled in Dublin, Ireland. Trndur led the battle against Sigmund Brestursson, the Norwegian monarchy and the Norwegian church.

These settlers are not thought to have come directly from Scandinavia, but rather from Norse communities surrounding the Irish Sea, Northern Isles and Western Isles of Scotland, including the Shetland and Orkney islands, and Norse-Gaels. A traditional name for the islands in the Irish language, Na Scigir, means the Skeggjar and possibly refers to the Eyja-Skeggjar (Island-Beards), a nickname given to the island dwellers.

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According to a report in the Copenhagen Post, Faroese women of marriageable or child-bearing age have been fleeing their rocky and rugged homeland to study and work in places like Oslo or London in such numbers (most never to return) that the men face a bleak future with no women and no children.Of a total population of just below 50,000, men outnumber women by some 2,000 on the islands.

To relieve their loneliness and solitude (and to begin to close the gender gap) some Faroe men have brought about 200 Thai and Filipino women to their homes making them the largest foreign immigrant group.It is a question of survival, Hermann Oskarsson, a former chief economic adviser in the Faroe Islands, told the Politiken newspaper of Denmark. The young women that should be here to give birth to children are gone.Oskarsson warned that the islands population could drop to 37,000 by 2023.”Can Faroese society survive?” he asks, adding: “There just aren’t the young women to raise children.”

The Post noted that in the tiny village of Klaksvk (population under 5,000) in the extreme northern edge of the Faroes, 15 Asian women have found a home.We must recognize that there is a problem, and welcome these strangers with dignity, a Faroese man named Bjarni Ziska Dahl told DR Nyheder, a Danish news network, We need these people.” Dahl has been married to a Filipino woman named Che for the past three years. He commented that Asian women have the right temperament for the hard, simple life of these North Atlantic islands and that they will do the kind of work and tasks that modern Faroese women shun.”She also comes from a large island community, and we look at many things the same way, Dahl added.His spouse Che chimed in: “The close family ties are the same in the Philippines, and life is not too complicated – just like back home.”Indeed, Dahls brother Heini and several of their male neighbors have also taken Asian wives from 9,000 miles away.

One Faroese woman who fled explained why she left the isolated islands for Denmark.I moved because I had been abused and couldnt talk about it at home, she told the Post. I loved being in Denmark because I was anonymous and did not have to say hello to everyone I met on the street [In the Faroes] there is still an old-boy network of men that feel like they are in charge, but women are slowly getting into the game.But she added that she misses her homeland.Nothing moves me like the Faroese nature, she said. We live one day at a time and are not slaves to the calendar.

The Faroe Islands are a self-governing entity within the realm of the kingdom of Denmark (Copenhagen still runs its military defense, police and foreign affairs).The Faroese whose language is closer to Icelandic and Norwegian than to Danish depend economically on fishing, which accounts for about 95 percent of exports and nearly one-half of GDP, according to the CIA/World Factbook. The discovery of oil in the region may soon provide another source of income and reduce dependence on Denmark.

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Go North, Young Woman! Men Of Remote Faroe Islands 'Importing' Asian Brides To Address Falling Birth Rate Crisis

The remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic have seen a dip in population, as well as a stark imbalance between male and female populations, so some Faroese men have been importing wives from Thailand and the Philippines.

The Faroe Islands are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The total area of the remote land is approximately 540 square miles.

The islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948, and have taken control over most domestic matters over the years. Still, like with most protectorates, Denmark handles military defense, policing, justice, currency and foreign affairs.

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As of now, the total population of the Faroes is roughly 48,500, and there are 2000 less females than males. A falling birth rate is threatening the archipelagos future, and many young Faroese women leave the islands to go to school in cities like Oslo, Copenhagen and London and about half never return. if the present situation doesnt change, Hermann Oskarsson, the former chief economic adviser of the Faroes, projects that by 2023, the population could fall to 37,000

So, some Faroese men have been importing women from the Philippines and Thailand to become their wives. These groups make up the largest foreign population on the islands, at roughly 200. This number has doubled since 2006, and while the wife importation theory makes for a good story, no one can be exactly sure why theres been an increase in the Asian population.

Bjarni Ziska Dahl, a teacher and shepherd, married his wife, Cherelle, a Filipina woman, in 2010. Cherelle calls Bjarn a good man. Yeah. Hes just simple. Bjarnis brother Heini, and some of their friends also married Filipinas. Interestingly, Cherelle and Bjarni said that Filipinos and Faroese have common cultural values with their close family ties and living everyday life simply, despite their respective homelands being so far apart.

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Radical Danish Imam rethinks opposition to Mohammed cartoons and backs freedom of expression
Seven and a half years after the worldwide Danish cartoons crisis, Ahmed Akkari, a former Imam, now says the drawings were justified as free expression.

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“Collision! Free Speech and Religion” with Jacob Mchangama (Trailer)
COLLISION! is our new documentary investigating the folly of curbing free speech. Meet Jacob Mchangama, a Danish human rights lawyer arguing for protection o…

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The loss of life was tragic but in almost all other respects the Falklands war was a comedy of unintended consequences from which those who started it lost the most. Talk to Falkland Islanders old enough to remember the period just before the war and you’ll learn that the government of Margaret Thatcher was perceived not as a heroic force for freedom but as treacherous and deceitful.

A plan was under way, spearheaded by the Foreign Office, to go behind the Falklanders’ back and cut a deal whereby Britain would share sovereignty with Argentina for a period of time, prior to relinquishing authority over the islands altogether.

The lunacy of the generals who invaded the Falklands in April 1982 was that, from the point of view of Argentina’s historic quest to ‘recover’ the ‘Malvinas’, their action could not have been more counter-productive. Had they waited, they’d have had the islands on a plate. But they were losing their grip on power and they resorted to the desperate, populist act of dispatching their army to the windswept archipelago.

What happened was that Thatcher dispatched her own troops to get the islands back; the generals, covered in ignominy, were overthrown; all possibility of Argentina claiming sovereignty over the islands any time soon went up in smoke; and Britain was saddled with holding on to them, at considerable cost to the Treasury, until the long distant day when the Falklanders themselves, now fully in charge of their destiny, immune to Foreign Office scheming, deem fit to say goodbye.

And all for what? There’s a line from Hamlet when the prince asks a soldier what the mission is of a Norwegian army passing through Danish territory. It turns out they are set for Poland, the soldier replies, explaining, “We go to gain a little patch of ground/ That hath in it no profit but the name”. Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentine writer who admired Shakespeare, had his own spin on the theme, applied to the Falklands war. Asked what his opinion was of the conflict on the South Atlantic, he said: “It is a fight between two bald men over a comb”.

An inverted version of the same idea might have been more appropriate. Two combs fighting over a bald man. Bald is the word to describe the landscape of the Falklands, and pretty much everything else there. There are no trees on the 760-island archipelago save for a few scattered, stumpy ones in the capital Port Stanley, where 2,200 people or 85 per cent of the total island’s population lives, and on the British military base an hour away by road, where some valiant horticulturalist planted a dozen, all of them condemned to bend desperately sideways in the direction of the prevailing winds, like a row of umbrellas blown inside out.

Stanley is a long, thin rectangle of squat little Lego constructions by the sea with a couple of gift shops on the shoreline where they sell stuffed penguins made in the UK and, at the town’s business hub, one general store where clothes are scarce and stubbornly unfashionable, where the range of chocolates and cigarettes is what you might expect to find at a medium-sized London Tube station, where fresh fruit and vegetables practically all imported are few and far between.

On the narrow streets there are no advertising billboards and no traffic lights, because there is no traffic to speak of. The only vehicles are four-by-fours, all amply served by the capital’s one petrol station. An unmarked road of mostly gravel links Stanley to the Falklands’ second city, Goose Green, a loose arrangement of 18 partially inhabited houses and half a dozen barns so bare, windswept and seemingly barren of human activity that the image comes to mind of a struggling pioneers’ outpost in Idaho, circa 1842, after a visit by the Apaches.

But Stanley and Goose Green are New York and Las Vegas compared to what they were before the Falklands war, the worst thing that happened to a thousand dead British and Argentine soldiers, but bonanza time, after it was all over, for the islanders. In all other respects, the mad futility of that war on the South Atlantic, 500 kilometres from Argentina’s southernmost coast and 12,000 from Britain’s, exceeds anything Borges’ dry, despairing imagination was able to come up with. Beyond questions of symbolism, myth and national pride, it is impossible to fathom what use these islands were for a vast country like Argentina, empty of people in much of its geography and unfairly rich in natural resources.

Today there is some money to be made from fishing rights and possibly but far from certainly from the discovery offshore of oil and gas, but back then the only thing the economy offered was wool and lamb’s meat. What is more, just before Argentine troops invaded and fleetingly ‘recovered’ sovereignty over the Malvinas in April 1982, the British government was negotiating to hand them over to Buenos Aires. Not surprisingly, Britain saw little point in keeping hold of a far-flung territory that barely a handful of its citizens had heard of (and therefore of negligible political value), where the land was unprofitably rocky semi-tundra and where penguins outnumbered people by a ratio of 250 to one.

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Windswept, remote…who would want to live in the Falkland Islands?



KZ4 rescuing people on Danish islands 1946-47
Scandinavian Aircraft Industri. KZ4 Part of crowdfunding campaign initiated to finance a documentary about the danish KZ aircraft. The campaign will start Ja…

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Conservative political commentator Michael Graham will moderate a panel discussion on free speech and Islamic sharia law on Wednesday, March 20, at Ahavath Torah Congregation.

The panelists will be Lars Hedegaard, Robert Spencer and Tiffany Gabbay

Hedegaard is president of the Danish Free Press Society, an historian and a journalist. He is also the survivor of a recent assassination attempt.

Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and the author of 12 books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) His latest book is Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islams Obscure Origins

Gabbay is a writer and communications specialist who worked as a journalist in Washington and served as deputy director of a Republican womens advocacy group.

Graham is a talk radio host and the author of four books, including Thats No Angry Mob, Thats My Mom!

The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the temple, 1179 Central St. Admission is $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended at http://www.eventbrite.com/event or 447-020-6508.

No recording devices or photos will be allowed.

The event is part of the temples Irwin M. and H. Ethel Hausman Memorial Free Speech Speakers Series.

For more information, call 781-344-8733, e-mail office@atorah.org or visit http://www.atorah.org.

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FRAMINGHAM, MA–(Marketwire – Mar 12, 2013) – Libratone Inc., the fast growing and award-winning Danish-based designer wireless speaker company, today announced key milestones in its expansion into the North American market, with the appointment of a new U.S.-based leadership team, the opening of offices in Boston and the San Francisco Bay-area and key new retail and distribution partners including Apple Stores, Design within Reach and the Audi of America Loyalty Program.

The news, which follows on the heels of several 2013 product updates including the release of iOS and Android apps for easy set-up and management of Libratone’s award-winning wireless speakers, is further evidence of Libratone’s strong market growth. North America is a key factor in that growth as Libratone builds on its rising global success through an experienced and passionate executive team and exciting new retail sales channels.

“North America represents the potential for rapid growth for our brand, which has been recognized by leading consumer electronics and design organizations as both an anchor for the home audio system and a white-hot element of home dcor,” said Tommy Andersen, CEO of Libratone. “With updated pricing, exceptional product updates and a new high-performance organizational structure in place, we are confident that this is only the first chapter in what will be a long success story for Libratone around the world.”

North American Team Leadership Leading the charge in this region is Gregg Stein, who has been named vice president of sales and marketing for North America. In this role, Stein will provide overall business management strategy and leadership, drawing on nearly two decades of experience in the consumer electronics and audio industries.

Prior to joining Libratone, Stein drew on his accomplishments in the music technology and consumer electronics industries to provide strategic counsel and hands-on leadership as vice president for mass marketing at The MUSIC Group. Before that, Stein was managing director at ION Audio, where he played a key role in reshaping that brand in the consumer market space.

Stein also held roles as director of marketing at Numark International; director of marketing communications at Line 6; and product marketing and marketing communications manager at the Avedis Zildjian Company. A former director of membership acquisition at the American Marketing Association, Boston Chapter, Stein also served as an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University. He holds degrees from Berklee College of Music and Harvard University.

“Libratone stands before a vast market opportunity, and I am thrilled to be part of the team that will help the brand dominate in this region,” noted Stein. “With the technical discipline to create amazing sounds, a deep commitment to deliver quality products and the unwavering passion for gorgeous design, Libratone is poised to do great things in this part of the world — and everywhere else.”

Libratone also promoted former operations manager Martin Jorgensen to the position of director of North American operations. An experienced executive, Jorgensen brings more than ten years of experience to his new role, where he will be tasked with overseeing the day-to-day management of Libratone’s operational infrastructure in this region. Having been a part of Libratone’s operations team since 2012, Jorgensen brings not only subject matter expertise but also a deep understanding of the corporate culture that defines the Libratone brand.

Prior to Libratone, Jorgensen held various senior management and business operations positions within the Danish Government. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen.

New Partnerships and Expanded Distribution NetworkJoining the expanding lineup of Libratone retail partners is the Audi of America Loyalty Program, which reaches 10,000 of Audi’s most loyal and affluent customers.

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