Iceland Stops Work on a New Highway That Would Destroy Elf Habitats


Cliffy
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A lawsuit that halted a new highway in Iceland was filed on behalf of elves. The road construction project is now being delayed (external - login to view) until Iceland's Supreme Court rules on a case from Friends of Lava, a group concerned about destruction to elf and wildlife habitats. Their ideas may not be as bizarre as it first appears.
The proposed highway would cut through the natural lava fields south of Reykjavik, disrupting grass, birds, and... elves. Of especial concern? An elf church in the area. "This elf church is connected by light energy to other churches, other places," Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir, a self-proclaimed Icelandic elf seer, told The Atlantic. (external - login to view) "So, if one of them is destroyed, it's, uh, well, it's not a good thing."

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SLM
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Okie dokie then.
 
ShintoMale
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an example how superstitions hold back progress
 
petros
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Green has competition for ridiculous.
 
Cliffy
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Common you guys. I thought the OP would generate better one liners than that. Y'all be slippin'.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Common you guys. I thought the OP would generate better one liners than that. Y'all be slippin'.

Sorry. I think they're being elfish, that better?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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I doubt if they're real Elves. Probably just a bunch of Elvish impersonators.
 
damngrumpy
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Now in rural Newfoundland there were many and a few that also believed in the little people.
Some are careful where they walk in the forest as they do not want to destroy a ferry ring its
very bad luck and they will take revenge on you.
Long time ago you say? Not really I heard tales of the little people within the last ten years.
What is unreal to you and I is very real to others. Jumpin' Joe Jesus what if they win they
would elf an entire road project
 
lone wolf
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Well now... I'nt that smurfy?...
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Now in rural Newfoundland there were many and a few that also believed in the little people.
Some are careful where they walk in the forest as they do not want to destroy a ferry ring its
very bad luck and they will take revenge on you.
Long time ago you say? Not really I heard tales of the little people within the last ten years.
What is unreal to you and I is very real to others. Jumpin' Joe Jesus what if they win they
would elf an entire road project

They drink a lot in Newfoundland now, don't they?

Lol
 
Tecumsehsbones
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They're the ones that you see
When you wake up and scream
They're the ones that'll follow you
Down the boreen
They live in the small ring of trees on the hill
Up at the top of the field

And if ever you see them
Pretend that you're dead or they'll bite off your head
They'll rip out your liver and dance on your neck
They dance on your head and they dance on your chest
They give you the cramp and the colic for jest

Remember this place
It's damp and it's cold
The best place on Earth
But it's dark and it's old
Lay next to the wall
And cover your head
Good night and God bless
Now f*ck off to bed!
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Now in rural Newfoundland there were many and a few that also believed in the little people.
Some are careful where they walk in the forest as they do not want to destroy a ferry ring its
very bad luck and they will take revenge on you....

It's still like that in rural Ireland, some parts of Scotland & even dear olde Englandstan -people never mess with fairy circles or ancient burial mounds (barrows).
 
Spade
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The best proof for the existence of elves is in the 1866 painting by Malmstrom.


The painting is titled Älvalek. A copy of this painting hung in my parents`home for years. My parents would never have displayed anything other than that of the Realist.

Faerie rings can be found on the Canadian Prairies. Some rings are over a kilometre in diameter. Can you fathom how many faeries and elves it would require to dance out a ring that large?

Assuming average faeries are no larger in wingspan than swallowtail butterflies, estimates posit as many as 400 000.
Last edited by Spade; Jan 10th, 2014 at 11:26 PM..
 
Sal
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mystical

thanks Spade, had never seen this before
 
Spade
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I am reminded of the poem of the great American poet Lizzie M. Hadley.

The Fairy Rainbow

Two little clouds one summer's day
Went flying through the sky.
They went so fast they bumped their heads,
And both began to cry.

Old Father Sun looked down and said,
"O never mind my dears.
I'll send my little fairy folk
To dry away your tears."

One came dressed in violet,
Another in indigo.
Blue, green, yellow, orange, red;
They made a pretty row.

They dried the cloud tears all away,
And then from out the sky,
Upon a line the sunbeam made,
They hung their gowns to dry.

Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

mystical

thanks Spade, had never seen this before

Art is a reflection of life.

Note to the unbeliever.

Elves and other hidden folk are pre Christian realities.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post


Note to the unbeliever.

Elves and other hidden folk are pre Christian realities.

And in some places today, in spite of Christianity. Have you ever read about Findhorn? Native American believe in Nature Spirits too. How jaded has civilization become, when magic reaps their spurn.
 
Spade
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No, I hadn't. Interesting web site. Thanks.
 
spaminator
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Elvish Presley - Men and the Fairies Track 2 - YouTube

 
Spade
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“Fairytales don’t tell children that dragons exist; children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can be killed.” ― G.K. Chesterton
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

“Fairytales don’t tell children that dragons exist; children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can be killed.” ― G.K. Chesterton






Right; but, since they are "fairytales", they are by definition, not true. Therefore dragons cannot be killed.


I'm going to start looking under the bed again.


Thanks Chesterton. Thanks a lot.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by ShintoMaleView Post

an example how superstitions hold back progress


Yeah. Because you have proof that elves don't exist, don't you?

Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

It's still like that in rural Ireland, some parts of Scotland & even dear olde Englandstan -people never mess with fairy circles or ancient burial mounds (barrows).


That's because the Jocks and Paddies are too busy spending their giro cheques on getting drunk and glassing each other in the face.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Yeah. Because you have proof that elves don't exist, don't you?




That's because the Jocks and Paddies are too busy spending their giro cheques on getting drunk and glassing each other in the face.

Unlike the English, who prefer mass murder at football matches.
 
tay
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I sure am glad the rest of the world moved on past silly superstitions.............










A South African preacher made his congregation eat grass to ‘be closer to God’ before stamping on them.

Under the instruction of Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries dozens of followers dropped to the floor to eat the grass at his ministry in Garankuwa, north of Pretoria after being told it will ‘bring them closer to God.’

Scroll down for photos…

His controversial methods have drawn criticism from thousands of people although members of his congregation swear by his methods – he is said to have claimed that humans can eat anything to feed their bodies and survive on whatever they choose to eat.

‘Yes, we eat grass and we’re proud of it because it demonstrates that, with God’s power, we can do anything,’ Rosemary Phetha told South Africa’s Times Live.

Photos that follow show dozens of people getting sick in the toilets – an image of the bathrooms show women clutching their stomach, while the men are vomiting in the sink.


http://www.africanspotlight.com/2014/01/10/photos-dozens-get-sick-south-african-pastor-makes-congregation-eat-grass/ (external - login to view)

















 
taxslave
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Moooo
 
Spade
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The less good folk believe in elves and faeries, the more outlandish religious beliefs they will swallow whether they be in Africa or North America.
 
B00Mer
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Icelandic road sign



Come on be serious now, think of the children.. what would Santa to without his elfs??
 
Spade
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Elves, please.
 
Cliffy
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According to the Gnome Book, I live in one of a few places in BC where gnomes live. Unfortunately, since arriving in this area in '87, most of their habitat has fallen prey to human and corporate greed. Now the gnomes, elves and fairies face the same extirpation that the Sinixt face.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

According to the Gnome Book, I live in one of a few places in BC where gnomes live. Unfortunately, since arriving in this area in '87, most of their habitat has fallen prey to human and corporate greed. Now the gnomes, elves and fairies face the same extirpation that the Sinixt face.

Admit it ya scared them........
 

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