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At http://www.savefile.com/files/1071115 you can download my master thesis regarding Private Military Companies  and how they can be held accountable. The thesis is entitled 'Jurisdictional issues of subcontracting war'.
mbl.is Öryggisverđir Blackwater aftur á götum Bagdad
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Ring mig bara om Bergman dör

A legend has left us - what expression am I now to use to point out that I really do not want to be disturbed in my free time? Frown
mbl.is Ingmar Bergman látinn
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Reivew from New York Times already out

New York Times, July 19, 2007

An Epic Showdown as Harry Potter Is Initiated Into Adulthood

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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

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So, here it is at last: The final confrontation between Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, the “symbol of hope” for both the Wizard and Muggle worlds, and Lord Voldemort, He Who Must Not Be Named, the nefarious leader of the Death Eaters and would-be ruler of all. Good versus Evil. Love versus Hate. The Seeker versus the Dark Lord.

J. K. Rowling’s monumental, spellbinding epic, 10 years in the making, is deeply rooted in traditional literature and Hollywood sagas — from the Greek myths to Dickens and Tolkien to “Star Wars.” And true to its roots, it ends not with modernist, “Soprano”-esque equivocation, but with good old-fashioned closure: a big-screen, heart-racing, bone-chilling confrontation and an epilogue that clearly lays out people’s fates. Getting to the finish line is not seamless — the last part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and final book in the series, has some lumpy passages of exposition and a couple of clunky detours — but the overall conclusion and its determination of the main characters’ story lines possess a convincing inevitability that make some of the prepublication speculation seem curiously blinkered in retrospect.

With each installment, the “Potter” series has grown increasingly dark, and this volume — a copy of which was purchased at a New York City store yesterday, though the book is embargoed for release until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday — is no exception. While Ms. Rowling’s astonishingly limber voice still moves effortlessly between Ron’s adolescent sarcasm and Harry’s growing solemnity, from youthful exuberance to more philosophical gravity, “Deathly Hallows” is, for the most part, a somber book that marks Harry’s final initiation into the complexities and sadnesses of adulthood.

From his first days at Hogwarts, the young, green-eyed boy bore the burden of his destiny as a leader, coping with the expectations and duties of his role, and in this volume he is clearly more Henry V than Prince Hal, more King Arthur than young Wart: high-spirited war games of Quidditch have given way to real war, and Harry often wishes he were not the de facto leader of the Resistance movement, shouldering terrifying responsibilities, but an ordinary teenage boy — free to romance Ginny Weasley and hang out with his friends.

Harry has already lost his parents, his godfather Sirius and his teacher Professor Dumbledore (all mentors he might have once received instruction from) and in this volume, the losses mount with unnerving speed: at least a half-dozen characters we have come to know die in these pages, and many others are wounded or tortured. Voldemort and his followers have infiltrated Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic, creating havoc and terror in the Wizard and Muggle worlds alike, and the members of various populations — including elves, goblins and centaurs — are choosing sides.

No wonder then that Harry often seems overwhelmed with disillusionment and doubt in the final installment of this seven-volume bildungsroman. He continues to struggle to control his temper, and as he and Ron and Hermione search for the missing Horcruxes (secret magical objects in which Voldemort has stashed parts of his soul, objects that Harry must destroy if he hopes to kill the evil lord), he literally enters a dark wood, in which he must do battle not only with the Death Eaters, but also with the temptations of hubris and despair.

Harry’s weird psychic connection with Voldemort (symbolized by the lightning-bolt forehead scar he bears as a result of the Dark Lord’s attack on him as a baby) seems to have grown stronger too, giving him clues to Voldemort’s actions and whereabouts, even as it lures him ever closer to the dark side. One of the plot’s significant turning points concerns Harry’s decision on whether to continue looking for the Horcruxes — the mission assigned to him by the late Dumbledore — or to pursue the Hallows, three magical objects said to make their possessor the master of Death.

Harry’s journey will propel him forward to a final showdown with his arch enemy, and also send him backward into the past, to the house in Godric’s Hollow where his parents died, to learn about his family history and the equally mysterious history of Dumbledore’s family. At the same time, he will be forced to ponder the equation between fraternity and independence, free will and fate, and to come to terms with his own frailties and those of others. Indeed, ambiguities proliferate throughout “The Deathly Hallows”: we are made to see that kindly Dumbledore, sinister Severus Snape and perhaps even the awful Muggle cousin Dudley Dursley may be more complicated than they initially seem, that all of them, like Harry, have hidden aspects to their personalities, and that choice — more than talent or predisposition — matters most of all.

It is Ms. Rowling’s achievement in this series that she manages to make Harry both a familiar adolescent — coping with the banal frustrations of school and dating — and an epic hero, kin to everyone from the young King Arthur to Spider-Man and Luke Skywalker. This same magpie talent has enabled her to create a narrative that effortlessly mixes up allusions to Homer, Milton, Shakespeare and Kafka, with silly kid jokes about vomit-flavored candies, a narrative that fuses a plethora of genres (from the boarding-school novel to the detective story to the epic quest) into a story that could be Exhibit A in a Joseph Campbell survey of mythic archetypes.

In doing so, J. K. Rowling has created a world as fully detailed as L. Frank Baum’s Oz or J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, a world so minutely imagined in terms of its history and rituals and rules that it qualifies as an alternate universe, which may be one reason the “Potter” books have spawned such a passionate following and such fervent exegesis. With this volume, the reader realizes that small incidents and asides in earlier installments (hidden among a huge number of red herrings) create a breadcrumb trail of clues to the plot, that Ms. Rowling has fitted together the jigsaw-puzzle pieces of this long undertaking with Dickensian ingenuity and ardor. Objects and spells from earlier books — like the invisibility cloak, Polyjuice Potion, Dumbledore’s Pensieve and Sirius’s flying motorcycle — play important roles in this volume, and characters encountered before, like the house-elf Dobby and Mr. Ollivander the wandmaker, resurface, too.

The world of Harry Potter is a place where the mundane and the marvelous, the ordinary and the surreal coexist. It’s a place where cars can fly and owls can deliver the mail, a place where paintings talk and a mirror reflects people’s innermost desires. It’s also a place utterly recognizable to readers, a place where death and the catastrophes of daily life are inevitable, and people’s lives are defined by love and loss and hope — the same way they are in our own mortal world.


mbl.is Biđrađir fyrir utan bókabúđir
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Gekk ţessa götu á hverjum degi... a.m.k. tvisvar.

Ţegar viđ frúin vorum í New York síđasta haust voru gönguleiđirnar nokkurn veginn eftir 42 strćti frá Grand Central yfir til Sameinuđu ţjóđanna. Ég fór reyndar svo ađ taka nr. 1 alla leiđ upp sem liggur eftir Lexington ţannig ađ ţessi frétt sendir ónotatilfinningu í gegnum mann.

Er í raun magnađ hversu borgin er gömul og ţreytt á margan hátt ţrátt fyrir glansandi yfirborđ. Sannleikur sem hćgt er ađ yfirfćra á margt.


mbl.is Sprenging í gufuleiđslu olli skelfingu í New York
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Dumbledore vs. Voldemort

 = fighting scene that will make history! The HP movies just get better and better and this movie is no exception - see it!

dumbledorevoldemort

 

 

 

 

 


mbl.is Harry Potter vinsćlastur í kvikmyndahúsum vestanhafs
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Af hverju er fólk hrćtt viđ ađ láta mynda sig?

Ef ţú ert saklaus ţá hjálpar ţér ţetta einungis til ađ sanna mál ţitt.

Ef hlutirnir eru á mynd ţá er erfitt ađ neita ţeim...

 Ćtti ađ gera meira af ţessu heima, setja eftirlitsmyndavélar á allan miđbćinn og láta lögreglumenn sem eru ađ skaka leikinn niđri í bć vera međ myndavélar međ sér...

Ţeir sem treysta ekki stóra bróđur ćttu ađ vera hrifnir af ţessu ţví ţetta setur lögreglunni ţéttari ramma, af hverju er ekki til mynd af ţessu, hvađ er lögregluţjóninn ađ gera ţarna og svo framvegis...


mbl.is Binda myndavélar á höfuđ lögreglumanna
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252 cases of HIV reported during the first half of 2007 in Sweden

153 are men and 99 are women. 86 persons were infected in Sweden. In total 7700 cases of HIV  have been reported in Sweden. 4000 live in Sweden, while the rest have either passed away or left the country. (www.dn.se)

Increased cases of HIV seems to be a trend in our countries. When people are checked for STDs in Sweden, health care professionals have not encouraged HIV tests because the risk of infection has been so small - maybe the time has come to rethink this as HIV is now clearly also established in our countries.   

 


mbl.is Ellefu greindust međ HIV-smit á síđasta ári
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Hvađa skilabođ erum viđ ađ gefa sem ţjóđfélag?

Mađur hlýtur ađ spyrja sig hvađa skilabođ eru send út í ţjóđfélagiđ og ţá ofbeldismönnum sérstaklega ţegar menn sparka í liggjandi mann og fá enga refsingu fyrir.

Og hvađ gerir rúmlega mánađar skilorđ? Ég má ekki gera neitt af mér, annars fer ég í fangelsi í mánuđ?

 Ţetta er bara djók og er gegnum gangandi í réttarkerfinu okkar, of lágar refsingar fyrir ofbeldi á međan fjársvik er refsađ fyrir.

Ég verđ eiginlega bara pirrađur...


mbl.is Skilorđsbundiđ fangelsi fyrir líkamsárás á Ţjóđhátíđ
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Link to Case (full text)

CASE OF SARA LIND EGGERTSDÓTTIR v. ICELAND (Application no. 31930/04)

http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=7&portal=hbkm&action=html&highlight=Iceland&sessionid=1194260&skin=hudoc-en

 


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Finally!

This should be done with more products! Looked at shoes the other day - the price tag incl the prices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The shoes cost 400 SEK, 400 DKK and 400 NOK but 9500 ISK! How can one pair of shoes cost 3500 ISK more just because they are sold in Iceland - under no circumstances can it cost 3500 to move on pair of shoes to Iceland.

Let's make more cheap products available so that the Icelandic stores understand how overpriced their products are!

Det är "som slĺ ett brunstigt sjölejon med ett fuktigt salladsblad" för att citera Mark Levengood


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