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Council wins back £12million lost in Icelandic bank crash

Council wins back £12million lost in Icelandic bank crash

West Sussex County Council has recovered the “lion’s share” of money lost in the Icelandic bank collapse.

Today’s Full Council meeting in Chichester was told that the authority will recoup between £12.6million and the total £12.9million that had been deposited with Heritable Bank and lost when its parent company Landsbanki collapsed in October, 2013.

An initial payment was made in August, 2013,…

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A runic calendar has 13 months, each divided into 28 days, 4 weeks exactly. Then there is New Year’s Day, which is outside of any month and stands by itself.

Each month is considered the “house” of a particular god, and that god’s attributes are imbued in the month. The god of the month’s birthday is celebrated every Friday the 13th. (Friday the 13th is considered a day of love and a very good day to get married)

Today (Feb 9th) is the 17th of Søkvabekkr. 22nd of Søkvabekkr (Feb 14th) is All Heart’s Day, the festival of love.

The months go:

Valaskjálfr - home of god Váli

Himinbjörg - home of god Heimdallr

Landviði - home of god Viðarr

Søkvabekkr - home of goddess Sága

þruðheimr - home of god þorr

Breiðablik - home of god Baldr

Noatun - home of god (originally goddess) Njörðr

Glitnir - home of god Tyr (alias Forseti)

Folkvangr - home of goddess Freyja

Alfheimr - home of god Freyr

Glaðsheimr - home of god Oðinn

þrymheimr - home of goddess (originally god) Skaði

Ydalir - home of god Ullr (alias Höðr

And then of course the new year (which is not on jan 1st, as jan 1st falls on the 7th of Landviði and is a separate holiday) This seperate, special day was a very high holiday and was referred to as Miðgarðr, the garden in between worlds (or years!). New years day had no patron deity.

Runic Calendars also calculated the Metonic cycle. What this means is that every 19 years, the lunar year and solar year line up exactly. We are currently in year 3 of 19 of the metonic cycle.

Source: Sorcery and Religion by Varg Vikernes, wikipedia,,  and various scans of Ole Worm’s scholarship

glitnir-gebo asked:

6, 17, 59. 72, 89

6: do you like the beach? 

noooooo I hate the beach! I went recently and it was okay but I only went in the shallows and it was only for like 20mins haha I really don’t like sun, surf or sand, and that’s kinda the whole beach sooo…

17: how long have you known your 1st phone contact?

As in first on the list or the first number I put in the phone? The first contact in my phone alphabetically is my makeup school hahah

59: green or purple grapes?

eh I don’t really like grapes but if I HAVE to eat one, I’d go purple

72: what is your ringtone?

one of the ones that comes with the iPhone cuz it’s hard to make it anything but that haha it’s called ‘Night Owl’

89: what is something you wish you had more of?

oh god there’s a lot of things haha but atm it would be more time with my friends cuz I’ve been doing school and work all the time and haven’t really seen anyone in a while

Thanks so much, lovely ^_^

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How did Iceland clean up its banks?

The 2008 global financial crisis hit Iceland hard. The currency crashed, unemployment soared and the stock market was more or less wiped out.

But unlike other Western economies, the Icelandic government let its three major banks - Kaupthing, Glitnir and Landsbankinn - fail and went after reckless bankers. Many senior executives have been jailed and the country’s ex-prime minister Geir Haarde was also put on trial, becoming the first world leader to face criminal prosecution arising from the turmoil.

Iceland’s Financial Crisis and Recovery: Would the same reforms work in Greece?

April 22nd, 2015. 

Prior to the Icelandic Debt Crisis of 2008, Iceland had been the center of a large credit boom. Following the collapse of its three main banks, Iceland began taking steps to a grueling recovery after the banks defaulted on $85 billion in debt, a size excessively disproportional to Iceland’s economy.[1] In the immediate aftermath of this event, the stock market plunged and unemployment rose to an unprecedented high, well above Iceland’s traditionally low unemployment. However, in the past couple of years, Iceland has significantly improved its economic situation and has recovered considerably well despite the financial crisis it suffered. Iceland’s quick response to the debt crisis was a reflection of its stable politics and its effective enforcement of public law.[2]

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