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  • Islamic Council Norway hires woman in niqab as communications officer

    03/28/2017 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 28 March 2017 17:01 CEST+02:00
    Norwegian Muslim umbrella organization Islamic Council Norway has been criticized for hiring a woman who wears the full face-covering niqab as a communications officer. Minister for Culture Linda Hofsted Helleland called the move “extremely ill-advised” and members of other parties have also voiced their concern about the appointment. The appointment of 32-year-old Leyla Hasic as an administrative consultant by Islamic Council Norway (Islamsk Råd Norge, IRN) comes soon after the Ministry of Culture (Kulturdepartementet) granted almost half a million kroner ($58 million) to help the organization with initiatives aimed at improving dialogue between Muslim communities and the rest of society,...
  • Norway grants asylum to Turkish soldiers

    03/22/2017 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 March 2017 | none stated
    Four Turkish soldiers and a military attaché who had applied for asylum in Norway following the 15 July coup attempt have been granted residence and working permits. Kjell M. Brygfjeld, lawyer of the five Turkish nationals, confirmed the decision which has stirred controversy between the NATO allies to Norwegian daily Klassekampen.Turkey had asked Norway for the extradition of the four soldiers and the military attaché, suspected of having participated in the failed coup. The decision to grant the suspects and their families, all living at secret addresses, asylum in Norway may thus further add to the already tense relationship between Turkey and Europe.Turkish...
  • THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

    03/21/2017 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Andrew Benjamin
    Consider Denmark and Norway The inexplicable happiness of the Norwegians and Danes as propagandized by the liberal-left media created a model for humanity and for America’s Democrats. It is a socialist utopia with no needy people and a government largesse subsuming the entire gamut of free-lunch ideology. Scandanavian societies are outwardly more humane than Eastern Block Soviet nations under Stalinist rule. The oppression of the Scandanavians at first glance is benign. But…it is oppression nevertheless, and benign only to those who prefer to have bureaucrats make the decisions for their lives and futures. They have absolutely no idea what makes...
  • Troubled waters: Norway keeps watch on Russia's Arctic manoeuvres

    03/15/2017 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Patrick Wintour
    If there is one place in Europe that could be most justifiably troubled by Donald Trump’s mysterious relationship with Moscow, it is the windswept coastal town of Bodø lying just inside the Arctic Circle in Norway. A few minutes’ drive north of Bodø, remote and deep in a vast cave chiselled out of a mountain of quartz and slate, lies Norway’s joint military headquarters, sometimes described as Nato’s northern gate. The headquarters, halfway between Oslo and Kirkenes, the town closest to Norway’s 122-mile (196km) land border with Russia, is the nerve centre of the country’s efforts to protect itself from...
  • Norway wants to scrap controversial air passenger tax

    03/10/2017 3:17:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 10 March 2017 15:25 CET+01:00
    At its national conference, Norway’s governing Høyre party announced that it plans to scrap a mandatory airline tax connected to last year's closure of Oslo Rygge Airport. The party wants to replace the flat fee with a new type of tax that would have a “clear environmental effect,” reports newspaper Dagbladet. The proposal, which came from the Østfold division of the party, was made at the end of a debate on transport. […] RSL closed down operations on November 1st 2016 following Ryanair’s decision to cease using the airport after the introduction of the tax. Around 1,000 people are estimated...
  • Immigration Minister Slammed for Wearing Crucifix in ‘Vile Attack’

    03/06/2017 8:26:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/6/2017 | Virginia Hale
    Norway’s immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug has slammed the “agenda”-driven “liberal media” after being accused of wearing a crucifix necklace merely as a “prop” to promote “xenophobic” views. Listhaug said the left wing media “doesn’t care about facts” as long as right wingers are the target after writer and former newspaper editor Sven Egil Omdal claimed the Progress Party politician had never worn the crucifix before being appointed immigration and integration minister. In a message posted to Facebook, alongside a picture of Ms Listhaug wearing the crucifix while speaking at the Oslo Symposium, the left wing journalist wrote: “She looks like...
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Norway parliament turns down third gender 'hen'

    02/28/2017 7:48:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 28 February 2017 20:13 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norway’s parliament has rejected a proposal to bring in a third gender category with the gender-neutral personal pronoun “hen”. The proposal was part of a new action plan for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), people put forward by Norway’s Labour Party. But the reform was rejected by the Conservative Party, the Progress Party, the Christian Democrats and the Center Party — which together represent a majority of seats in the Norwegian parliament, the Dagen newspaper reported on Tuesday. Jan Elisabeth Lindvik, leader of the Association for Transgender People, said it was only a matter of time before a...
  • NBC Touts Norway as Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

    02/23/2017 4:27:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 23, 2017 | 12:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    A hypocritical NBCNews.com article argues that America is a “flawed democracy” that can be fixed by copying the “World’s Best Democracy” — Norway. In “Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why,” NBC pretends to provide an objective look at why the Economist Intelligence Unit — based in London, where the country’s parliament actually considered banning America’s president — downgraded the U.S. to a “flawed democracy” and rated Norway the best. The article doesn’t mention one reason the U.S. is a flawed democracy: it isn’t one; it’s actually a Republic. […] Feigning fairness, the article points...
  • Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants

    02/22/2017 5:45:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 20 February 2017 22:08 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Christian organizations in Norway plan to join a campaign to employ undocumented migrants, despite the threat of fines and imprisonment. Tor Berger Jørgensen, the former bishop of Sør-Hålogaland in northern Norway, launched the campaign last week, arguing that breaking the law in this way was not about saving money, but about providing a livelihood to people “in a hopeless situation”. The 71-year-old priest sent letters out to Christian organizations across Norway, asking them to give jobs to those who could neither return to their home countries nor get residency in Norway. He told the newspaper he was “optimistic” that his...
  • The River of Life flows from Grace not works[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-17-17 | Jedediah
    My River flows for you my children and not by any works of your hands but it is by my Grace , if nothing else was done by you " Behold I AM complete in my sacrifice for all " ,therefore die to self and just allow Me to be your first fruit in and through all for I AM your very breath and spirit ! Now just abide in Me " The Vine" and allow Me to love on you where you are right now by just releasing your yoke of works to Me for I AM your Glory...
  • Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark

    02/19/2017 12:26:08 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Barents Observer ^ | 2/19/17 | Thomas Nilsen
    A trace of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin was in January detected over large areas in Europe. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is a proof of a rather recent release. Where the radioactivity is coming from is still a mystery. The air filter station at Svanhovd was the first to measure small amounts of the radioactive Ionide-131 in the second week of January. The station is located a few hundred metres from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the north. Soon, the same Iodine-131 isotope was measured in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland....
  • The Water, The Spirit and The Blood !

    02/17/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Holy Spirit,Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-17-17 | Bible , jedediah
    Your soreness is a sign of spirit loss , so come drinking my Spirit "For I AM refreshing", and renewal "IS" yours for the taking when you learn to just receive ! So Take on Me through receiving deep within My Blood as your water and My bread as your food for as you truly fast the Earth I shall "restore' all that has been lost and stolen from you for I and The Father work "As One" . "So just agree with Me and all shall be restored to you " as I ( (( Rise Up )) )...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • On Earth as it is in Heaven[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/03/2017 9:02:42 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,The joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-3-17 | Holy Spirit
    My orchestra is about to perform its final symphony for as My kingdom has arrived in you now it is time to place My presence upon you My Bride as I did upon Adam and Eve in the garden for truly now you are more than just a garden for you bear the fruit of My Spirit as My Tree of Life for others and so now through you they shall drink in My Living Waters as the woman at the well. Prepare yourself for now My Presence upon you shall be Heaven on Earth . Matthew 6:10 10 Thy...
  • BY MY SPIRIT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2017 12:36:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-17 | Holy Spirit
    My corpuscles are the youth of your future endeavors in me therefore as you receive communion by My Spirit and declare it in tongues truly I shall overcome the arsenals and attempts of the enemy to thwart My Will in you for you do not work for flesh and blood or a church Made out of Stone nor a shepherd born into sin but it is My Righteousness that saves you in an eternal manner not mankind or a shepherd’s staff and your True charity is to merely do My Will for in these footprints of obedience is where we...
  • History is made: First same-sex church wedding performed in Norway

    02/01/2017 4:39:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 1 February 2017 10:35 CET+01:00 | The Local/NTB/AFP
    In the very second that the clock struck midnight and the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church’s new liturgy allowing gay couples to marry in church weddings came into force, Kjell Frølich Benjaminsen and Erik Skjelnæs tied the knot in Eidskog Church. A church synod voted on Monday to approve the new liturgy, or service, allowing same-sex couples to get married in the church. At the stroke of midnight, Benjaminsen and Skjelnæs stood before the altar and made their vows in front of pastor Bettina Eckbo, who led the historic ceremony. “It was great fun and really cozy to be a part...
  • EU can’t prevent Britain from entering trade talks with Norway, others

    01/28/2017 6:38:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 26 January 2017 09:35 CET+01:00 | The Local/NTB/AFP
    As Norway seeks clarity over its future trade relations with Britain once it leaves the EU, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Wednesday that Britain is free to discuss trade deals with other countries but remains bound by EU trade policy as long as it is an official member. Norway is not a member of the EU but it has close ties to the bloc through the framework of the European Economic Area (EEA). The Nordic nation is often looked to as a model for how Britain’s future ties to the EU could look. […] “What could prevent countries...
  • Norwegian newspaper apologizes for calling Trump’s son-in-law ‘the Jew’

    01/27/2017 11:06:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 27 January 2017 12:18 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has apologized for a formulation used when describing Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. On January 12th, Aftenposten wrote in an article about Kushner that “the Jew Kushner reportedly pushed for David M. Friedman as the new ambassador to Israel”. The Norwegian Jewish society Det Mosaiske Trossamfund (DMT) took offense to the wording and asked the newspaper to issue an apology. “It is anti-Semitic when Aftenposten journalists believe that Kushner’s Jewish identity explains why he allegedly pushed to get Friedman as ambassador. This is a coarse generalization based on the myth that Jews...
  • Norway wealth fund removes US arms giant from blacklist [Raytheon]

    01/25/2017 9:08:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 25 January 2017 12:39 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, has removed US arms giant Raytheon from its blacklist after it stopped manufacturing cluster weapons, Norway’s central bank announced on Wednesday. The fund, worth around 7.42 trillion kroner (€830 billion, $892 billion) and which is subject to strict ethical guidelines, excluded Raytheon from its portfolio in 2005 because of its role in the production of these weapons. International campaigners have long sought a ban on cluster weapons because of the serious danger they pose to civilian populations. …
  • Trump’s Inauguration: A Typical Norwegian Response To A Historical Event (Pro-Trump WOW!)

    01/24/2017 12:49:32 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jan 24, 2017 2:43 AM | Submitted by NIck Kamran of Letters From Norway
    Trump’s Inauguration: A Typical Norwegian Response To A Historical Event by Tyler Durden Jan 24, 2017 2:43 AM 0 SHARES Submitted by NIck Kamran of Letters From NorwayOn Friday, January 20th, 2017, I went straight from work to the Hard Rock Café in Oslo to witness a most historic event: President Trump’s inauguration and I spoke with NRK afterward.America is Both an Immovable Object and Unstoppable Force: Watching the events leading up to the speech, I saw a grandfather enjoying the family circus with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Most notable was Barron’s admiration for his father. I got the...
  • Norwegian bank tests 'Islamic loan' concept

    01/20/2017 4:59:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Norwegian bank Storebrand is offering new ‘halal loans’ based on Islamic principles. The bank recently created a website promoting ‘ethical loans’ for home financing without interest.    The bank writes that it is testing the idea of interest-free loans in part to appeal to Muslim home buyers who may not want to accept a traditional loan because of their faith. Islam prohibits charging interest or fees on financial loans.    “We wanted to find out if there could be another way to enter a housing market with rising prices. The product could appeal to young people, new graduates or people...
  • Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia

    01/18/2017 12:19:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 January 2017
    Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia. Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Russia, but the deployment coincides with the U.S. sending several thousand troops to Poland to beef up its Eastern European allies worried about Moscow's assertiveness. Marines from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina landed a little after 10 am CET (0900 GMT) at a snow-covered Vaernes airport near Trondheim,...
  • Oslo to temporarily ban diesel vehicles

    01/16/2017 10:36:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 16 January 2017 10:13 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Beginning on Tuesday, diesel vehicles will be banned from driving on Oslo streets because of acute levels of dangerous air pollution. On both Monday and Tuesday, weather forecasts call for cold weather and very little wind, conditions likely to cause high levels of exhaust pollution over large areas of the city. Therefore the City of Oslo will for the first time ever implement a ban on diesel vehicles on municipal roads. On Tuesday, the ban will be in effect from 6am to 10pm. It will remain in effect during those same hours for as long as air pollution levels are...
  • Norway Is Killing FM Radio Tomorrow

    01/10/2017 6:49:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 1/10 | George Dvorsky
    On Wednesday, Norway will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its national FM radio network in favor of digital radio. Norwegians have had years to prepare, but the move is still catching many off guard. FM radio and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) has existed side-by-side since 1995, but officials with Norway’s Ministry of Culture have decided that the time has finally come to retire the older transmission medium. The FM apocalypse starts tomorrow morning in Nordland, the country’s north. Beginning at 11:11 am local time, the FM network will be taken down in a gradual...
  • Police suspect Norway asylum center fire was arson

    01/07/2017 5:13:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 6 January 2017 13:37 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Police suspect that a fire at an asylum center in Gibostad in Troms county in the early morning hours of Thursday was arson. The fire broke out in a wing of the building that is not part of the asylum center itself, but 28 unaccompanied minor asylum seekers and two of the center’s employees had to be evacuated. No one was injured in the fire. Police said in a statement on Friday that investigators suspect the fire was deliberately set. …
  • Word for the Bride by Bev Palmer(Charismatic Caucus)

    01/03/2017 4:01:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bev Palmer | bible
    Lord says, Run this race that has been set before you! Go for the Gold!! "My Beloved " I have already declared you spotless and blameless, crowned you with "Sapphires and Rubies." The Spirit and the Bride say come. I have paassed onn the baton
  • Bjorn Nyland Praises The Hyundai Ioniq Electric

    01/02/2017 3:47:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Clean Technica ^ | December 31, 2016 | Steve Hanley
    Bjorn Nyland has just posted a glowing review of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric. Bjorn is a video blogger who has made an international reputation by creating videos about road trips he has taken in his Tesla Model S and Model X. In fact, creating content for this YouTube channel has become nearly a full time job for him. Earlier this year, he won a Tesla Model X in a Tesla referral contest by generating more Model S referrals than anyone else in the European area. Nyland is committed to the electric car lifestyle and is now branching out to cover...
  • Norwegians are about to lose their FM radio and they’re not happy about it [DAB forced switch]

    12/30/2016 3:56:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 21 December 2016 10:28 CET+01:00 | The Local/NTB/AFP
    In just a matter of weeks, Norway will tune out FM radio for good and become the world’s first country to switch over to digital-only transmissions. Norway's government has decided that the nation’s FM airwaves will fall silent from January 11, 2017, starting in Nordland and gradually moving south. After nearly a century of the analog system, which revolutionized music listening with high-fidelity stereo sound compared to mono AM transmissions, the changeover to Digital Audio Broadcasting’s advanced version (DAB+) will render the country’s almost eight million radio sets obsolete. Although it has been in the works for years, most Norwegians...
  • Christians In Europe: Norway Divorces Protestant Church As Muslims Blamed For 'Parallel Societies'

    12/29/2016 6:05:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12/28/16 | Cristina Silva
    Norway is asking for a divorce from its biggest, most important church. The Church of Norway and the Norwegian government will formally become separated on Jan. 1 after nearly 500 years. Norway seeks to formalize a separation of church and state ordered by parliament eight years ago. Under the new law, Norway's 1,250 priests and bishops will no longer serve as government officials appointed by the king. That means the Church of Norway will become an independent business, and it's a big deal in a nation that has been grappling with an influx of Muslims and how to ensure other...
  • F-35-Friendly Norwegian Strike Missile Tested Over Utah

    12/22/2016 7:36:41 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    A new air-to-ground missile developed by Norway successfully completed a flight test over Utah. The missile is designed to be carried internally by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, preserving its stealthy profile for high-risk missions. The Joint Strike Missile (JSM) is a new long range anti-ship and anti-surface missile. Derived from Norwegian defense contractor Kongsberg's Naval Strike Missile, JSM is capable of being carried in the internal weapons bays of the F-35 fighter. This helps preserve the F-35's carefully designed stealth characteristics for dangerous missions against advanced enemy air defenses. It can also fit on the external launch rails of...
  • Norway's Statoil exits oil sands projects in Canada

    12/15/2016 9:53:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 December 2016 11:17 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norwegian oil giant Statoil said Thursday it was exiting its oil sands projects in Canada, booking a loss, in a move hailed by environmental activists. The group said it had reached an agreement to sell its 100-percent stake in the Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) oil sands projects in the province of Alberta, to the Athabasca Oil Corporation of Canada for CAD$832 million (5.4 billion kroner, $626 million, €597 million). Following the divestment, Statoil will not operate any oil sands projects, a business area the deepwater oil specialist had moved into to great dismay of analysts. Statoil will take a loss...
  • How Norway Is Building One of the World's Most Lethal Missiles (And It Could End Up on the F-35)

    12/11/2016 5:54:43 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 10, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    The modern age of the missile at sea was arguably kicked off in October 1967, when the Israeli destroyer Eilat, sailing fourteen miles off the coast of Port Said, was ambushed by a pair of Osa-class guided missile boats. The missile boats launched four missiles, three of which hit the ex–Royal Navy destroyer, sinking her and killing forty-seven sailors. The sinking of the Eilat was an earthquake in the world of naval warfare, and set off an arms race in the field of antiship missiles. Within ten years all major navies had their own ship-killing missiles, a rivalry that continued...
  • 150 TERABYTES! NORWAY BUSTS LARGEST DARK WEB, CHILD PORN NETWORKS IN HISTORY-US, UK MEDIA IGNORE STO

    12/11/2016 12:23:36 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 89 replies
    THE NEW NATIONALIST ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2016 | TORCHY BLANE
    Link sets the context: It is to the actual story that's been, for some reason, deleted from Washington Post, New York Times, and ABC. They ran the story originally, then have since deleted it. On the day of the arrests (Nov. 20), Norway also announced it would no longer fund the Clinton Foundation. Related? ***Archive of the Deleted Stories Below*** Washington Post archive link isn't working so here's a pic https://i.sli.mg/fc5o2m.png ABCNews http://web.archive.org/web/20161120230530/http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/norwegian-police-arrest-20-men-pedophile-network-probe-43670565 NYTimes http://archive.is/uq4oF
  • Do not fear the future[CharismaticCaucus]

    12/09/2016 6:35:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do not fear the future my children for I am your Redeemer(past brought forward) to condemn darkness so that you may walk in the light therefore I am the alpha and omega of your life's existence for you abide in me alone. Romans 8:1-2 Escape from Bondage 8 Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from...
  • Government spending figure worrying sign for Norway’s economy

    12/08/2016 7:26:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 8 December 2016 14:22 CET+01:00
    For the first time in 20 years, Norway’s government spending exceeds 50 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). According to the latest figures from Statistics Norway, government expenditures on public administration cost 1.550 billion kroner between October 2015 and September 2016. Not only is it the first time in two decades that expenditures have accounted for more than half of Norway’s GDP, the spending figures also mark an increase of 4.9 percent from the previous year. …
  • Stolen Dachau Gate Found in Norway

    12/07/2016 11:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Hindu ^ | DECEMBER 06, 2016
    An iron gate with the infamous slogan “Arbeit macht frei [Work will set you free]” stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, the police said Friday. The gate was recovered outside Bergen in southwestern Norway this week following an anonymous tip-off, Bergen police spokeswoman Margrethe Myrmehl Gudbrandsen told AFP. “It was found in the open air,” she said. “You can tell that it's been outside but it's in good condition.”
  • Two dead after stabbing at Norway primary school

    12/06/2016 1:13:09 AM PST · by MCF · 14 replies
    The Local no ^ | 5 Dec. 2016 | Unknown
    Norwegian police on Monday night were searching for the person or persons who killed a boy and a woman at a primary school earlier in the day in Kristiansand.
  • Catholicism and Islam Growing Fast in Norway, Liberal State Church Declines

    11/26/2016 12:58:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | Breitbart London
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway’s official statistics agency says the country’s Roman Catholic and Muslim communities have added tens of thousands of members in recent years while the state Lutheran Church is declining. Statistics Norway said Friday the number of Catholics has jumped 42 percent since 2012, to 145,000 this year.
  • Membership in Catholic, Muslim communities surges in Norway

    11/25/2016 6:44:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 4:45 AM EST
    Norway’s official statistics agency says the country’s Roman Catholic and Muslim communities have added tens of thousands of members in recent years while the state Lutheran Church is declining. Statistics Norway said Friday the number of Catholics has jumped 42 percent since 2012, to 145,000 this year. Membership in Islamic groups rose by 32 percent to 148,000 in the same period. Those figures were not broken down by denomination. …
  • Norway’s PM still waiting to hear from Trump

    11/24/2016 10:26:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 24 November 2016 09:17 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    US President-elect Donald Trump has now spoken with both the Danish and the Swedish prime ministers but Norwegian PM Erna Solberg is still waiting for a phone call from the incoming leader of the free world. […] Denmark’s prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, was the first Scandinavian leader to speak with Trump after his surprise victory earlier this month. Rasmussen said that the two men had “a friendly and constructive chat” of about ten minutes on November 16th. Swedish PM Stefan Löfven touched base with the incoming US president on Wednesday for a “brief” telephone conversation. …
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • Norwegian Police Arrest 20 Men in Pedophile Network Probe

    11/20/2016 8:44:53 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    AP via NY Times ^ | 11/20/2016 | staff
    Norwegian police say they investigating a pedophile network suspected to involve at least 51 people, which includes the abuse of infants and at least one case of a suspect acknowledging abusing his own children. ---SNIP-- Floystad told reporters Sunday that many of the suspects are highly educated, and include lawyers and politicians. He said he could not reveal more details pending the conclusion of the investigation, known as "Dark Room," which began in 2015.
  • By pure coincidence, Norway is reducing its contributions to the Clinton Foundation next year by 87%

    11/19/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 46 replies
    In 2014 the whole increased to 129 million, and last year gave Norway record $174 million. This year cut the support with over four-fifths. Next year it is only allocated 23 million dollars, a decline of 87 percent since the scant top year. "Norway has signed several deals in which the goal was to help reduce maternal and child mortality in the countries with high dødelighetsbyrde to ensure progress on the Millennium development goals. Most of the agreements expired in 2015, in parallel with the work on the Millennium development goals was ended. This is the reason why the payments...
  • Trondheim approves boycott of Israeli settlement goods [Norway]

    11/18/2016 3:59:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 18 November 2016 09:44 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    The Trondheim City Council on Thursday approved a plan to boycott all Israeli goods and services that are produced in settlements in the the occupied Palestinian areas, Addresseavisen reported. […] The city council is also asking residents of Norway’s third largest city to personally boycott settlement goods and services. In 2014, Labour presented a proposal to parliament calling for a nationwide boycott of Israeli goods produced in the occupied territories. The proposal was supported by left-wing parties, but rejected by government parties the Conservatives and the Progress Party as well as the Christian Democrats. …
  • This is how many Norwegians think Trump would be 'terrible' president [YouGov]

    11/06/2016 9:53:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 4 November 2016 12:53 CET+01:00 | (NTB/The Local)
    Roughly four out of five Norwegians think Donald Trump would be a bad or terrible president, according to a new YouGov poll. While the Republican candidate often refers to himself and his policies as “fantastic”, “excellent” and “the best”, there are few in Norway who buy the claims. Only two percent of Norwegian respondents in a new YouGov poll said that Trump would be “a great president” if elected and only an additional four percent think he would be “good”. A full 59 percent think he would be “terrible” while an additional 18 percent said he would do a “poor”...
  • Norwegian Debate Trump V Clinton (video)

    11/04/2016 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt
    NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Company) ^ | 11/04/2016 | VladTepesBlog
    Norwegian Debate Trump V Clinton
  • Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United (TR)

    11/03/2016 11:30:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor. The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deploying in Poland. This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones. Two companies of...
  • Russia threatens to NUKE Norway in response to allowing US Marines to deploy in the country

    10/31/2016 1:48:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/16 | Chris Summers
     Last week Norway agreed to allow 330 US Marines to be based at Værnes Russia is furious and Frants Klintsevich said Norway was now fair game Klintsevich's views are thought to be in line with those of President Putin's Norway has been warned by a senior Russian politician that it could now be a nuclear target after it allowed for the deployment of 330 US Marines.  Frants Klintsevich, a deputy chairman of Russia's defence and security committee, said the deployment of US Marines at Værnes was part of a US build-up and made Norway fair game in the event of a nuclear confrontation.Mr Klintsevich...
  • The developing world wants natural gas and electricity, Hillary Clinton sends cookstoves

    03/28/2016 5:48:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/16 | Marita Noon
    While at best, Clinton’s clean cookstove campaign seems slimy, and may be illegal, one might cast a blind eye if the program achieved its aggrandizing goals. Hillary Clinton’s “trustworthiness” problem is fed by a long history of “varying credibility,” as a recent Politico story delineated, including cattle-futures trading, law firm billing records, muddled sniper fire recollections and e-mail use. While providing pertinent points, the Politico list is just a sampling. One missing item on the “mistrust” litany is a project she reportedly cooked up as Secretary of State, but that was shaped by her family foundation. State Department staff sent...