14% of people globally have fallen victim to online fraud that cost them money, according to the F-Secure Digital Lifestyle Survey 2013. Out of all the countries we surveyed, it seems people in the US and Malaysia had experienced the highest levels of fraud online, with 20% in those countries reporting they have been victims. Brazil, Australia and the UK followed closely behind, with 19%, 18% and 17%.
The lowest levels were in Belgium and Finland, with only 9% in each of those countries having lost money to online fraud.
In fact, European countries in general reported lower levels of online fraud that other countries, which could also explain why Europeans express less concern about online safety and potential fraud than Brazilians, Americans, Malaysians, and others. In Europe, 68% of people are concerned about being victims of fraud when shopping online, and 61% of people when banking online. In the…
After they interviewed me I still have something to say, maybe even more important than what I said in the interview (cause during an interview you don’t always have much time to think about what to say).
This event has two big messages (at least for me):
1) PROMOTING CYCLING (and similar transportation means):
A bicycle is:
Social (you have the chance to communicate with people next to you if you cycle)
Mark of independency Makes the cycler feeling satisfacted of himself being able to move with “his legs”,
Challenging you to repair it yourself feeling even more proud of yourself,
Natural (keeps you in contact with the earth),
Panoramic: it makes you admire the view you have around,
Sincere and transparent (cause you can’t hide yourself),
Makes you look younger (study from Stanford University),
Increase your brain power (Research of Illinois University),
Sportive (Low-impact type of exercise),
Easy to park,
Making you feel traveling (you see where you are, and discover slowly places),
Making you Breathing good air (when you are between the trees),
Setting you on a higher point of view than in a car,
Flexible to stop where you want,
Making you go wherever you want,
Allowing you to listen audio-books or music during the trip = learning,
In this article it looks like that the police come to stop us or to argue. Is not true, actually I notified in advance to the police that we were about to do this protest and they were there to block the traffic and give us the right of manifesting.
Kids have no problems with nudity, adults are the ones that teach them (wrongly) that nudity is a bad thing, kids grow up with this uncomfort for their body cause adults continuously told them that they have to cover them self all the time.
Is not in my intention to offend or irritate people by being naked, I am not asking (directly) that we should all go around naked, but I ask to be listened, I would like that people realize that simple naturalistic nudity (which appears as a bad thing) is not harming anyone, while pollution, over-consuming and waste is destroying us, we can’t eat from trees cause they are polluted, we can’t drink from rivers cause they are contaminated, we can’t breath in cities (and soon also outside cities) because air is full of particulates.
We no need to be scientists to understand this, just take a deep breath in middle of the traffic jam and see how you feel.
The traveller is in some ways weak, he has no ability to joining political life of the visited country, sometimes he has to accept rules and even misbehaviors just because he is the “new” in the country.
But a big duty of the traveller is to inform, to see and report, to use his eyes as security cameras, that will trigger any time some improper happening is seen.
Want to know the “interpreted” things that I said? :
There it looks like the only reason why I sleep in the forest is because I don’t want (or can’t) pay a rent in Helsinki, which is not the reason, but of course one more benefit of sleeping in the forest.
Is not the high cost of housing that driven me to sleep in the forest, I do it cause I love the nature, and trees.
Also I didn’t say the forest is my house, I said my house is where I am.
When I said: “People do not believe me when I tell that I sleep outdoors. They provide immediate assistance and
offer to host me.” I also continued by saying that
”not always I accept their offer to host me, because I like to be between trees
and as close as possible with the earth” – text which was cutted off in the article.
Of course the fact stays that in Finland (for sure in the center of Helsinki) prices for housing are quite high and people that can’t afford a place have big problems during the winter.
I wanted to comment on the website but they quite censured me, my comment never showed up.
I aslo contacted them afterwards but I received no answer.
conclusion: never trust the mass media, get your information by yourself.
When people knows that you are a traveler, when someone knows that you are going far and they will not see you anymore (or for a long while), they become all exceptionally friendly and kind, helping and supporting you.
It’s like you are a different person if you are traveling, they believe you are good even if they don’t know you…
If you would not have been a traveler all this kindness would not happen.