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Top 10 Things to Do in Iceland if the Government Bans Internet Porn

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Comedy
Edward M. Weinman

For the sex-starved residents of the wind-scarred island located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, here are 10 alternatives to Internet porn once wanking in front of your computer screen is forbidden.

Court Nullifies Election: Better Luck Next Time

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

If the Icelandic government decides to hold a second election for the Constitutional Convention, it is to be hoped that the powers-that-be go beyond simply tweaking the ballots and the voting booths.

Bjork Protests Energy Deal Armed With 47,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Singer Bjork joined fellow Icelanders in protesting the sale of a geothermal energy company this week, according to a recent Reuters report. In what s...

You Say You Want a Constitution?

Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir

The Beatles' song "Revolution" has been in my mind all day. That's because this morning I woke up as a newly elected representative to the country's new constitutional assembly.

Iceland Is Simmering

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

I believe the Icelandic people are willing to undergo hardship to help our country recover from the catastrophic collapse, as long as the hardship is spread throughout the population, and those who unjustly profited from their decisions are put in their place.

International Women's Day: 11 Women Who Are Changing The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today is International Women's Day. March 8 is set aside to commemorate the achievements of women in politics, science and social change. At HuffPost...

Europe's Biggest Financial Swindle Since World War II

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Ever since the Icelandic economy came crashing down with the country's bank cabal, our politicians have failed to grasp the enormity of these catastrophic events.

Special Prosecutor of Iceland Bank Crash: "The Idea Most People Have of Banking Has No Basis In Reality"

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

"Perhaps things weren't illegal, but when do you cross the line from a framework of standard marketing practices and into bribery?"

Iceland's First Left Majority Government: Plus Ça Change...

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Johanna and her partners have an incredibly difficult task ahead of them. However, forcing a quick referendum on EU membership should not be the cornerstone of our rebuilding effort.

Iceland Elections: The Revolution Is In (The House)

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

For a party that has no money and has existed as a political force for less than two months, the outcome of the Icelandic election is nothing less than miraculous.

Elections in Iceland: The Revolutionary Fire is Down to Dying Embers

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Unfortunately, in Iceland, as elsewhere, we're numbed by the continuous stream of bad economic news and appear in danger of forgetting what we were fighting for.

Tuesday's Late-Night Joke Round-Up: Foreign Leader Likes Bush, Lindsay Graham Goes Goth, And Winehouse Gets Robbed

Huffington Post | Patrick Waldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

David Letterman welcomed Johanna Sigurdardottir to office, the world's first lesbian Prime Minister, by calling her the "only foreign leader who likes...

Colbert: Iceland Is A "Frigid Rock" That Has "Gone Bankrupt And Gone Gay" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iceland's fame keeps growing. It was the first nation to have its government collapse due to the financial crisis. Then it became the first modern nat...

It's Official: Iceland Has World's First Openly Gay PM

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

This is a milestone and another significant step towards the goal of judging our leaders on their abilities and their character, rather than on superficial distinctions.

Icelandic Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, Would Be World's First Gay PM

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

This represents the first time that a gay leader has assumed the reins of a modern state -- and in a time of crisis.