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Re: Curious about a concept in the BIP
« Reply #330 on: May 24, 2011, 05:36:53 pm »
So...you've never been to Sweden.  :lulz:

Instead of giving everything except that answer, you could have just said that.
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Re: Curious about a concept in the BIP
« Reply #331 on: May 24, 2011, 05:43:34 pm »
So...you've never been to Sweden.  :lulz:

Instead of giving everything except that answer, you could have just said that.

I thought that the first line said that she had been to both Sweden and Finland several times in her life? It was a little awkwardly phrased, but I think that is what it means.
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Re: Curious about a concept in the BIP
« Reply #332 on: May 24, 2011, 05:54:26 pm »
I'm so Scandinavian, I Finnish before I start. 
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Re: Curious about a concept in the BIP
« Reply #333 on: May 24, 2011, 05:55:05 pm »
I'm so Scandinavian, I Finnish before I start. 

My condolences to your spouse.   :wink:
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Re: Curious about a concept in the BIP
« Reply #334 on: May 24, 2011, 05:56:26 pm »
I'm so Scandinavian, I Finnish before I start. 

My condolences to your spouse.   :wink:

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Re: Curious about a concept in the BIP
« Reply #335 on: May 24, 2011, 05:59:27 pm »
Damn, should've gone with the Norwegian wood joke instead!
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Re: Curious about a concept in the BIP
« Reply #336 on: May 24, 2011, 06:02:40 pm »
I'm so Scandinavian, I Finnish before I start. 

My condolences to your spouse.   :wink:

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Re: Curious about a concept in the BIP
« Reply #337 on: May 24, 2011, 11:24:35 pm »
I read the book YEARS ago.  I think I was still in college and simply remembered that it was an interesting book that involved science and shamanism and that I enjoyed reading it at the time.  Now I'm going to have to find time to reread it, research the concepts and see exactly how far out there the author actually is!  That amount of time might take awhile to find...

As to who in Northern Europe still follows shamanism, some of the Lapps in Sweden still follow their old beliefs and practices.

Are you a Lapp? Are you from Sweden directly?

My mother immigrated from Finland.  She is a Swedish Finn from generations of Swedish Finns who can trace their ancestry back to Sweden.  I am 50% Swedish.


No, you're not. I'm betting you've never even BEEN to Sweden. Having Swedish ancestors doesn't make YOU Swedish, jerklips.

I have been there and Finland several times during my life thus far and as soon as the boys are old enough they are going to be going there too, to meet relatives and see the country their Mormor grew up in.  She's pushing for the trip soon, but the little Bear is still way to uncomfortable in new situations to deal with it.  I was brought up with many of the practices, foods, and customs of that area.  I even know some Swedish, believe it or not.  Not much, nothing like my cousin who immigrated to Sweden and speaks several different languages, but still more than none.  I'm trying to get my mom to teach the boys enough to be fluent.  I never said I was Swedish.  I said I was 50% Swedish, which is very true.  I am also 25% Polish and 25% German, with a little French from somewhere at some point.  I'm also 100% American.  *shrugs*  Go melting pot.

That's over 200%. While the fact that you are pagan means that you are probably morbidly obese, you're still only 100% of a person. A person that is not Swedish, regardless of whether or not some of your ancestors were Swedish.
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