October 26th, 2005

Mika: Poorly Educated Logger

"HELSINKI, FINLAND – Fifty years ago, Finland was known for little more
than the wood pulp from its endless forests. A poverty-stricken land of
poorly educated loggers and farmers on the edge of the Arctic Circle,
few paid it any attention."

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3 Responses to “Mika: Poorly Educated Logger”

  1. I read the title wrong. I thought it said “Mika: Poorly Educated Blogger”

  2. Sean says:

    Chris and I are watching the White Soz World Series game and laughing at your comment out loud Keith. Well done.

  3. Mika says:

    Keith & Sean, Funny stuff!

    Interesting article. I’m glad it mentioned the speeding ticket too. That alone is a sure-fire way to keep me from moving back. Here I pay a measly couple hundred when I break the double nickels. But, I hear there is a way around the huge fine. Since it’s based on your income, and if you have a “significant pay cut” you can apply for an “economic hardship” reduction to your new pay level. Or something like that.

    I’m curious (more like anxious) to see how the EU will effect countries like Finland. Sure, it fosters business and travel but how does it affect the tax structure, immigrants/emigrants and social services? These countries no longer retain the control of who they let in like they once did.

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