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  1. bajisima

    Iceland makes it illegal to pay women less than men

    Employers in the Nordic country now have to prove that they pay men and women in the same jobs equally. If they fail to do so, they risk being fined. Discrimination based on gender is already illegal in many countries -- but research shows the legislation is far from effective. Women are paid...
  2. Macduff

    Why Down Syndrome in Iceland has almost disappeared

    Why Down syndrome in Iceland has almost disappeared - CBS News This isn't eradicating Down's syndrome. It's eradicating people with Down's syndrome.
  3. bajisima

    Iceland's Pirate party on course for victory Saturday

    Wow, this is strange.. Iceland’s national elections take place on Saturday, and at present, a radical fringe party could be heading for the win. "One in five Icelanders favor the Pirate Party, according to an online opinion poll run by the Social Science Research Institute at the...
  4. PACE

    Iceland to come out of capital controls in mid 2016

    Iceland to come out of capital controls in 2016 - Iceland Monitor Greece could learn from this experiment: What did they do? They let the banks fail (smaller banks) They jailed bankers, MORE than the US or Great Britain did. They were supported by IMF and their Scandinavian...
  5. L

    Iceland Just Jailed Seven Bank Executives for Market Manipulation

    In one of the biggest cases of its kind, seven executives from the Kaupþing bank have been handed prison sentences for market manipulation today. According to The icelandmonitor: “By fully financing share purchases with no other surety than the shares themselves, the bank was accused of...
  6. L

    Iceland looks at ending boom and bust with radical money plan

    Iceland looks at ending boom and bust with radical money plan - Telegraph Iceland's government is considering a revolutionary monetary proposal - removing the power of commercial banks to create money and handing it to the central bank. The proposal, which would be a turnaround in the...
  7. Tedminator

    Iceland building first temple to Norse gods since Viking age

    First temple to Norse gods since Viking age being built in Iceland Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age || The Guardian 2 February 2015 Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the...
  8. bajisima

    Iceland warns volcano could erupt again

    Remember when most air travel in and out of Europe was suspended due to a volcano? Get ready it just might happen again. Iceland is raising the alert level on another volcano, as its giving indications it will blow ... Iceland Raises Alert Level for Volcano Eruption to Second-Highest - NBC News
  9. bajisima

    Iceland police kill a man for the first time in history

    Police in Iceland shot and killed an armed man for the first time in the country's history. They believe the man was mentally ill. Iceland police kill a man for the first time in the nation's history - World News
  10. nonsqtr

    the continuing saga of Iceland

    Icelanders oust government over austerity program Cyprus: Capital controls and the Icelandic experience | Credit Writedowns
  11. michaelr

    Supreme Court of Iceland convicts Two Bankers for the Collapse. Another banker yet to

    Supreme Court of Iceland convicts Two Bankers for the Collapse. Another banker yet to be put on Trial. Iceland has their shit together. This should spread like wildfire, but it wont. Here is what we do. We "fine" the scum....we as in the scum government owned by these "people".....pennies on...
  12. michaelr

    Iceland Forgives Mortgage Debt for the Population

    Iceland Forgives Mortgage Debt for the Population Hey bankers, eat those securities with one hand, and shove them up your ass with the other and see which on feels better!
  13. S

    Iceland Returns to Bond Markets, No Austerity Required

    I find it ironic that I found out this news reading the Irish Times, when Ireland is flailing because of austerity measures... Iceland makes successful return to bond markets - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 11, 2011 ICELAND RETURNED to international debt markets for the first time since its...
  14. michaelr

    Iceland exits recession

    Iceland exits recession This is why they shouldn't allow people to vote for their futures, they usually get it right and banks take a hit.
  15. michaelr

    Former Iceland PM faces trial over bank collapse

    Former Iceland PM faces trial over bank collapse Well there is hope, more countries need to follow this lead. This clown worked with Goldman Sachs and AIG to allow their currency to be pegged or invested on bad securities....sound failure, it should, it is the reason many nations ate tanking...
  16. B

    2nd Iceland volcano issues warning

    The last eruption caused massive disruption of travel in Europe, one has to wonder what kind of disruption this much larger volcanic system could cause?
  17. michaelr

    Bankers jailed, sued as Iceland seeks culprits for crisis

    Bankers jailed, sued as Iceland seeks culprits for crisis In this country, we place them in high level government and treasury positions.
  18. A

    German Bundestag to vote on Iceland's EU membership

    It sounds like Iceland's membership bid is probably going to pass in Germany, one of the major influential powerhouses of the EU. The countries that may vote against Iceland's joining might be Britain and The Netherlands because of the banking scandal; it'll be interesting to see how this works out.
  19. K

    Iceland could have gay marriage by June.

    Iceland could have gay marriage by June | News Story on 365gay.com Another nation sees the light and is ready to allow same sex marriage. Will the US be the last one in line?