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DerBaum
DerBaum
think so!
8 years ago.
skind24
skind24
I'm not amused!
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to skind24
Sad is what comes to mind :)
8 years ago.
Johannes
Johannes
To place a terrorist law on Iceland is - well - overreacting and not just a little. Are Icelanders overreacting? I don't like to think so - when a PM of one of the most influential countries in the world decides to bully a small country into submission by placing it on a list with Al Quaida and other terrorist groups and enacting according to terrorist law we of course react very strongly - especially when this action of the PM directly leads to the downfall of an entire bank (Kaupthing) and belittles Icelanders as a nation in front of the entire world. This was - by the way - a grave mistake by the PM as by striking Icelanders in the way he did he is giving himself the biggest blow.
A great and a worthy cause, Gunnsteinn - carry on! We are a proud nation and we won't give in!
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Johannes
Wise man has spoken :)
8 years ago. Edited 8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson
Gunnsteinn Jonsson
It was not my intention to get people to argue to much about this, but I have to agree with everything Jóhannes said.

It was a big mistake by the British PM to use the terrorist law against us, unless it was his intention to get us bankrupt. Most Icelanders knows that no one looks at us as terrorists, but why then use the terrorist law against us.

It does not matter much for Iceland now though BBC says that the bank was removed from the terrorist list. Absolute Shower pointed out that he re-red the BBC news before he mentioned we were taken off the terrorist list. Everyone know that when you print a lie about someone it is nearly impossible to correct that no matter how often you try, because the damage is already done. Not everyone re-red the news. Politicians of all people should know that.

Our reputation is ruined and it will probably take many years to get some of it back. I am working for a good and strong Icelandic company that has been in business in Africa for many years. In that time we have been known for paying our bills so we've had no problem getting credit when needed. Now on the other hand our company is in big trouble getting oil and spare parts because no one trusts us anymore. This is what all Icelandic companies are facing all over the world now, no matter how strong they are financially.

I once saw a television program about the Cod War that took place in Iceland in 1973. What I remember the most about this program was an interview with one of the British captains that were taken many times inside the Icelandic 50 miles. He said he hated Icelanders for what they were doing, but he had to mention that the people were honest and the coastguard never lied about anything concerning their arrest, even if that meant they had to let them go for some technical mistake. 35 years later I am working here in Africa where the military behave like pirates. Bribes and lies means something else to these men than it does to us.

Icelanders are proud and hard working people that have worked hard to get our little Island to where it is today, so I am sure our prime minister or any other congressman in Iceland would never have walked away from taking responsibility for what we owed other countries. Terrorist law or not, the damage is done so now we have to look ahead and smile :-)
8 years ago. Edited 8 years ago.
Pixie has replied to AbsoluteShower
Of course you don't lose us Nigel! ... at least not me :o)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to AbsoluteShower
The worst part about communicating on the internet like this is the human factor because it is impossible to see the mood people are in and it is so easy to misinterpreter what they are saying. One of the reason why I use my smiling companion so often is because I want people to know I am in a good mood, even when I am talking about something serious as this :) People might be upset about what the UK PM said but I am sure no one blames the British as I am sure not many blame the Icelanders :) We are all on the same boat now :) I have seen many of your comments here on Ipernity and though I can't say I know you, you seam to be a very nice person. I saw your new buddy Icon :) Thanks for your support :) I will delete my blog in few days because I don't see any reason to keep this going for too long :) I am sure you are gaining friends in Iceland, not loosing them :) Have a nice day :)
8 years ago. Edited 8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Roberto Ballerini -…
Thanks Roberto for your support and understanding. It is highly appreciated :)
8 years ago.
Pixie
Pixie
Aldeilis viðbrögð, kominn stuðningur út um allt Ipernity ;o)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Pixie
Úff já segi ég nú bara. Ég ætlað bara að benda fólki á þessa ágætu síðu svo það gæti stutt okkur ef því þætti ástæða til. Vonandi særi ég engann með þessu :)
8 years ago.
Chris82
Chris82
Well, I really just know very friendly and kind people from Iceland, it's really one of the last countries I'd think of as a terrorist source, the UK is a lot more on top there ;-)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Chris82
Thanks for your kind words Chris :) I am sure people don't think of us as terrorists, no more than we think of the British as terrorists. I am sure the main purpose of setting up an internet site like the one I pointed at was to send politicians a clear message that what they did is considered wrong by most people :) Thanks for your support :)
8 years ago. Edited 8 years ago.
Jonathan
Jonathan
signed, as a UK expat in scandinavia.....as with all problems like this, people must always separate blaming governments or the actions of a few (business and finance chiefs) from the citizens of country who may or may not have voted or gone along with the wishes of the minorities that rule us.

as individuals though, in all of the Western world, people have to ask themselves did they get greedy and try to get more than they could afford via credit, did we fall prey to consumerism? that is our own responsibility, and we must take our own responsibility seriously.

As for Iceland, the UK's anti-terrorist legislation is always being used for non-terrorist means and that is why people like myself are so cynical of government aims. When things go wrong we should work together closer, not retreat and act singularly.

next time though, we must all ask of ourselves and of those who govern us, where is this leading, is this right?
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Jonathan
Thanks Jonathan for your great input :) I totally agree with you.

I also agree that we became to greedy. There were only a few clever (brave, greedy) businessmen in Iceland that got away with buying everything, without paying anything. It looked like these men were buying up the world, so most of us felt proud because of what these men were capable of doing. We kept on cheering them on like cheerleaders, though everyone around us told us that this bubble would blow up in our face one day. No one could have foretold what happened next, but there are many good advisers that can now say that they warned us. We will hopefully learn from this mistake so it wont happen again :)
8 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplayer)
Aref Nammari (goplay…
You have my support.
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Aref Nammari (goplay…
Thanks Aref :) I know I speak for all Icelanders when I say we appreciate your support :)
8 years ago.
Purple T
Purple T
So our government screw it up again. Sorry that we have such stupid people in charge, but they use anti-terrorist laws to prevent so many things over here now that i guess they got a bit carried away.

I,ve never been to Iceland, but friends who have been say they felt very welcome, and i don't remember any of them thinking they were about to shot or blown up by terrorists. You have a good reputation, and some fine photographers from what i see on here, so i hope this has no lasting effect.
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Purple T
Politicians makes mistakes like other people but it should be less likely that they do because you would think they have so many advisor's. I guess people from Britain will get tiered of listening to people from Iceland complaining like they are the only victims here, but rest assure that we know exactly how much this effect people from Britain too.

I saw a comment somewhere where one person told us to stop complaining and give the British their fish and money back :) I guess that person was not born when our nations fought the Cod War, so it is obvious that some arguments last for generations :)

Our politicians will probably argue about this for a long time, and it is their job to do that, but I am sure the people of Britain and Iceland will get over it soon :) Thanks for taking the time to comment :)
8 years ago.
Дон Андре
Дон Андре
I suggest we rename the island "Guantanamo"! The EU is about to prepare the biggest press release ever: More than 300.000 terrorists captured! ^^
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Дон Андре
LOL I guess I should not laugh because you might be right :)
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur
Ragnheidur
Er að fara að sofa þannig að ég les í gegnum þetta á morgun en VÁ hvað fyrstu 3 kommenin slá mann!!! Á þetta að vera grín eða er fólk svona blint?
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Ragnheidur
Þetta var þörf og góð síða sem þessir náungar settu upp. Það hafa nú þegar 60.000 manns skráð sig :)
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur has replied to Gunnsteinn Jonsson
já ég var reyndar að tala um þessi 3 fyrstu komment hérna að ofan, er ekki viss um að ég skilji þau rétt eða....?
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Ragnheidur
Ég er ekki viss með fyrsta kommentið. Ég lít svo á að tungumálið sé eitthvað að trufla þau og að þau standi með okkur LOL :)
8 years ago.
Sherry ~ Rebujito
Sherry ~ Rebujito
found this through Roberto
wow I had NO effin idea
SIGNED!!!
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Sherry ~ Rebujito
Thanks for your support :)
8 years ago.
Paprikaplains
Paprikaplains
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Paprikaplains
I am not sure what ACK means but thanks for stopping by :)
8 years ago.
LaPingvino has replied to Gunnsteinn Jonsson
ACK = Acknowledgement
8 years ago.
Johannes
Johannes
Glæsilegur árangur Gunnsteinn :)
8 years ago.