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  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    03/04/2015 7:41:38 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Q Political ^ | February 27, 2015
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups.
  • In "Unprecedented Move" Nobel Peace Prize Chairman Demoted For Decision To Give Obama 2009 Award

    03/03/2015 4:45:36 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 73 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/3/15 | Tyler Durden
    Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 due to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Back then there was little indication that just a few years after his crowning achievement of "ending the war" in and returning US troops from Iraq, he would send US troops right back in Iraq for the 3rd US invasion of the country in three decades, but also send out US troops across the globe, and launch the second cold war,...
  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    02/28/2015 5:02:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 77 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 2/27/15 | ???
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups. Despite all the liberals in Norway deeming this “racist”, the logical party went ahead with it and the result almost shut down every opposing voice in the government instantly. This is one of the best stories we have eve seen come from such a liberal area of the world. Violent Crime Dropped By 30%
  • Found Islamic Coins Hidden Inside Viking Age Shield Boss

    02/28/2015 1:53:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    ThorNews ^ | Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015 | unattributed
    In August 2014 a hobby archaeologist found a Viking Age sword with metal detector in a field in Skaun, just south of Trondheim in Central Norway. Now, archaeologists have examined the finding and have some exciting news about the owner. Having examined the grave, archaeologists at the NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology in Trondheim tell NRK that it is dated to about the year 950. In addition to the sword, researchers found the remains of a shield. 'We have not managed to find out who owned the sword, but we know that he was a well traveled man",...
  • Norway: Relations with Russia will never again be the same

    02/25/2015 4:47:51 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:06 PM ET, Wed February 25, 2015 | Mick Krever, CNN
    London (CNN)—Western relations with Russia will never again be the same after the war in Ukraine, Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Sřreide told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. "We are faced with a different Russia. I want to warn against the fact that some people see this as something that is going to pass. The situation has changed. And it has changed profoundly." There is "no going back to some sort of normality or some sort of back to normal business. Because that normality does not exist."
  • EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets

    02/25/2015 6:15:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2015 8:18 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive has unveiled a vast plan to boost coordination between the EU’s 28 national energy markets to wean Europe off unstable Russian gas supplies and provide cheaper energy for consumers. European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič on Wednesday called it “undoubtedly the most ambitious energy project” since the inception of the EU over half a century ago. He believes that improving links across borders in Europe’s energy grid could save businesses and consumers up to €40 billion ($45.4 billion) a year. A more energy-independent Europe will also increase the EU’s political options in eastern Europe. […] “Our...
  • The Eternal Love of The Father

    02/24/2015 8:15:54 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible , ^ | Jedediah
    THE Eternal Love of The Father Virtue upon virtue , line upon line of My Word is truly a River of Life as you walk in My Love and not your own for as your Father in Heaven I AM with you always even onto forever but it is My desire you carry My Heart and not your own for your love can be injured But My Love for you ,in you and through you is an unstoppable Truth that sheds off the lies of the enemy and before which all condemnation Must Fall! For My Love is Sovereign and...
  • NORWAY: New right wing government is kicking out foreign criminals, most of them Muslims

    02/22/2015 2:26:08 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    Jews News ^ | 02/22/15 | Jews News
    See what happens when you kick the leftists out of government and replace them with a real conservative. Erna Solberg, leader of Norway’s Conservative Party, took office as new prime minister in October, and introduced a new cabinet that ‘represents the entire country.’ The Local (h/t Marina) Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg – nicknamed “Iron Erna” – as Norway’s new prime minister is the leader of a centre-right coalition government that includes an an anti-immigration party.
  • Norwegian Muslims Surround Oslo Synagogue in 'Peace Circle'

    02/21/2015 3:08:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/15
    Norwegian Muslims organized a peace vigil in Oslo Saturday in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after fatal shootings in Denmark targeted a synagogue and free speech seminar. As the small mainly elderly Jewish congregation filed out of the synagogue after Shabbat prayers, a group of young Muslims, many of them teenage girls wearing headscarves, formed a symbolic ring outside the building to roaring applause from a crowd of more than 1,000 people, reports AFP. "This shows that there are many more peacemakers than war-makers," 37-year-old Zeeshan Abdullah, one of the organizers told the crowd. "There is still...
  • Norway Islamic Leader: ‘Every Muslim’ Wants ‘Death Penalty for Homosexuals'

    02/04/2015 12:37:26 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Michael W. Chapman
    Fahad Qureshi, who founded Islam Net and is considered an Islamic leader in Norway, told a large group of Sunni Muslims that, contrary to media claims that it is only “radicals” and “extremists” who support barbaric punishments for those who violate sharia, regular Muslims support such things, including the “death penalty for homosexuals” and “stoning for adultery.” Fahad Qureshi, who founded Islam Net and is considered an Islamic leader in Norway, told a large group of Sunni Muslims that, contrary to media claims that it is only “radicals” and “extremists” who support barbaric punishments for those who violate sharia, regular...
  • Three Cultural Traditions, Philosophies That Can Help Combat Winter Blues

    01/31/2015 6:20:04 PM PST · by lightman · 23 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 31 January A.D. 2015 | Rachelle Gaynor
    Three Cultural Traditions, Philosophies That Can Help Combat Winter Blues Saturday, January 31, 2015 20:40 ET Rachelle Gaynor, Accuweather.com Staff Writer Winter tends to bring feelings of fatigue and, at times, depression to people around the world, making it harder to feel motivated and energetic. However, these cultural traditions offer creative ways to beat the winter blues and remain optimistic when it feels like winter is dragging on. 1. Hygge- Denmark "The essence of 'hygge' is to surround yourself in a warm, cozy atmosphere with people you care about and enjoy something you love," Tai Hřjer Klan, online manager at...
  • Norway: The People's Revolution vs. The "Religion of Peace"

    01/24/2015 4:03:47 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org ^ | January 24, 2015 | Bjorn Jansen
    In Norway's educational system, history is not a valued subject. It is included under either "Social Studies" or "Norwegian." Many Norwegians are therefore unaware how their society and democracy were formed, or of the enormous prices paid to attain them. Recent generations seem to take them for granted. Norway's education system is also permeated with an idealistic vision of equality and a belief in cultural relativism: that everyone, every culture and every religion are of the same value. Schools and even preschools are obliged to work to wipe out class differences. The majority of teachers are idealists who believe in...
  • ECB unveils €1.1 trillion stimulus plan (European Central Bank; $1.25 trillion)

    01/22/2015 2:15:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 01/22/2015 18:09 | Benjamin Fox
    The European Central Bank will plough €1.1 trillion into the eurozone economy in a last-ditch attempt to breathe life into the European economy. At its monthly governing council on Thursday (January 22), the bank’s governing council agreed to start buying up to €60 billion of government bonds from March in an unprecedented quantitative easing program. The program is open-ended, and will run until September 2016 at the earliest. Speaking at a press conference following the governing council meeting, ECB president Mario Draghi said that the bond-buying program would remain in place “until we see a sustained adjustment in the path...
  • Krekar banished to Trřndelag village (Norwegian terrorist)

    01/20/2015 11:15:45 AM PST · by marthemaria · 14 replies
    Oslo Police plan to send Mullah Krekar, the former refugee who turned into a threat to national security, to the small community of Kyrksćterřra in the county of Sřr-Trřndelag when he’s released from prison later this week. Krekar’s attorney Brynjar Meling raised immediate objections. “This is clearly something Krekar can’t accept,” Meling told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) after the controversial Muslim cleric’s fate was made public Tuesday afternoon. “Being moved so far from his family (in Oslo) is such an infringement that we will take this to court.” Norwegian authorities are using a new law to restrict Krekar’s movements pending his...
  • Do Democrats hate the U.S. Navy?

    10/16/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/12 | Starr
    A second Democratic campaign has been caught mistaking a foreign ship for a U.S. Navy vessel in images meant to brag on the candidate's devotion to the military. A month after the Democratic National Convention featured Cold War-era Soviet ships on a giant screen as a former Navy admiral representing the Obama campaign praised American veterans, the Democrat running for Senate in Connecticut featured a foreign sub in a television ad promoting his efforts to create jobs at the state's sub-maker, General Dynamics' Electric Boat of Groton. Instead of Groton-made subs, the ad for Rep. Chris Murphy featured a Norwegian...
  • Items lost in the Stone Age are found in melting glaciers

    01/17/2015 4:36:15 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    forskning.no via Science Nordic ^ | January 16, 2015 | Marianne Nordahl, tr by Glenn Ostling
    Mittens, shoes, weapons, walking sticks -- lost in the high mountains of Norway thousands of years ago -- are now emerging from melting ice. Around 7,000 years ago the Earth was enjoying a warm climate. Now glaciers and patches of perennial ice in the high mountains of Southern Norway have started to melt again, revealing ancient layers... The summer of 2014 was hectic in this respect. In Oppland County alone, Pilř and his colleagues found 400 objects, now emerged from the deepfreeze. Among these were a horse skull and hiking staffs from the Viking Age. An arrow shaft found by...
  • Muslims never guilty of 'terrorist massacres,' Turkey's Erdogan insists

    01/16/2015 2:08:29 PM PST · by wtd · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Paul Alster
    Muslims never guilty of 'terrorist massacres,' Turkey's Erdogan insistsTurkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly bizarre rhetoric continued this week when he told reporters Muslims have "never taken part in terrorist massacres" and appeared to blame the West for the recent Islamist attacks in Paris.
  • Istanbul suicide bomber was 'teen widow of Norwegian IS jihadist'

    01/16/2015 12:52:52 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 16, 2015 | Stuart Williams
    Istanbul (AFP)- A teenager from Russia's Muslim region of Dagestan, suspected of a suicide bombing in Istanbul, was said Friday to have been an Islamic State jihadist and the wqidow of an Norwegian extremist...
  • The Heavy Water War (Stopping Hitler's atomic bomb)

    01/05/2015 9:43:34 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 40 replies
    NRK ^ | January 5th. 2015 | NRK
    The story behind Hitler's plan of Germany getting the atomic bomb during WW2, and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side.
  • Norwegian Vikings Among the First to Raid British Isles

    01/03/2015 10:28:24 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | editors
    A new examination of ninth-century A.D. burial sites in the central Norwegian region of Trondelag has revealed they contain many more artifacts from Britain, such as brooches, drinking horns, and swords, than had been previously believed. "These graves are some of the earliest proof that we have of contact between Norway and the British Isles," archaeologist Aina Margrethe Heen Pettersen told Science Nordic. She argues that Vikings from Trondelag were among the first to voyage across the North Sea, and emphasizes that they were not simply bent on raiding. "Contact with the Anglo-Saxons means more than just violent pillaging. Drinking...
  • Vikings Invade Spanish Village in 'Bloody' Festival

    08/04/2014 3:49:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Aug 2014
    Fifty thousand 'Vikings' landed on the shores of a small village in northern Spain on Sunday, as part of an annual festival which commemorates a Scandinavian invasion which took place a thousand years ago. On the first Sunday of August, Catoria is flooded with ‘blood-thirsty’ men and women from all across Europe. Dressed in animal skins and armed with the finest plastic weaponry, they disembark on the rugged Galician coast with the aim of capturing the Towers of the West, just as Norway’s King Olaf did a millennia ago. The ‘blood’ spilt during the simulated battles does taste distinctly like...
  • Horror night in Swedish Muslim ghetto: gang raped, raped until bleeding with a gun, gang raped again

    12/25/2014 8:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    Fria Tider: - 10 news ^ | December 25, 2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    The risk of being raped in Sweden during one’s lifetime is one out of four (if every raped woman is only raped once), which is probably equal to the risk of being raped in countries in war, such as Iraq or Syria. When it comes to rapes, Islamized Sweden is already in a state of war. Sweden does not publish statistics on immigrant crime. If we want to have a hint about who is committing these tens of thousands of rapes and other types of sexual assaults yearly, we can turn to another Scandinavian country, Sweden’s neighbor Norway, the country...
  • Cringe-worthy Obama nominee withdraws [For Ambassador to Norway]

    12/16/2014 1:37:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I confess that I halfway looked forward to George Tsunis being confirmed as ambassador to Norway.  He could have made for a highly amusing storyline on Season 3 of Lilyhammer, the hilarious Netflix Original series that satirizes political correctness in Norway and the clash of cultures between American Mafiosi and Scandinavian self-righteous niceness.  But when Harry Reid failed to shove him through Senate confirmation in the back-door deal last weekend, the handwriting was on the wall for the spectacularly unqualified nominee.  No way would a GOP majority next year confirm such an ignorant putz. David Matosko of the U.K....
  • Oil price crash means Ł55bn of projects face axe

    12/14/2014 7:34:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 December 2014 | Andrew Critchlow
    Dozens of new oil projects in the North Sea and Europe could be shelved as falling prices force international oil companies to tear up their investment plans. Global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has said that 32 potential European oil field developments containing 4.9bn barrels of oil equivalent are waiting for approval on more than $87bn (Ł55bn) of funding. These could be at risk should oil prices fall below $60 per barrel. “Major projects and investment in the UK and across Continental and Mediterranean Europe could be at risk if prices stay below $80 per barrel, as over 70pc of the...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: A large war is looming

    12/07/2014 4:34:41 PM PST · by daisy12 · 180 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | December 6, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The world is changing and becoming even more dangerous — in a way we’ve seen before. In the decade before World War I, the near-100-year European peace that had followed the fall of Napoleon was taken for granted. Yet it abruptly imploded in 1914. Prior little wars in the Balkans had seemed to predict a much larger one on the horizon — and were ignored. The exhausted Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires were spent forces unable to control nationalist movements in their provinces. The British Empire was fading. Imperial Germany was rising. Czarist Russia was beset with revolutionary rebellion. As power...
  • Opinion: OPEC is wrong to think it can outlast U.S. on oil prices

    12/03/2014 11:40:43 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Dec 2, 2014 5:01 a.m. ET | By Tim Mullaney
    Technology is cheaper and West doesn’t use oil to fund a welfare state Give Saudi Arabia credit: Whoever sets oil-production policy for the desert kingdom has guts. Unfortunately, the sheiks have made what’s likely to become a sucker’s bet.You know this part already, but the 12-nation Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries last week declined to cut production, sending Brent crude oil futures tumbling to their cheapest point since 2009. The Saudis appear to be spoiling for a fight, trying to find out exactly how cheap oil must be to force surging U.S. shale-oil production to seize up like an...
  • "Predator X" Arctic sea monster's giant bite

    03/17/2009 10:51:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 3,664+ views
    news.bbc ^ | 17 March 2009
    A giant fossil sea monster found in the Arctic had a bite that would have been able to crush a 4x4 car, according to its discoverers. Researchers say the marine reptile, which measured an impressive 15m (50ft) long, had a bite force of about 45 tonnes (33,000lbs) per square inch. The creature's partial skull was dug up last summer in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard by a Norwegian-led team. Dubbed "Predator X", it patrolled the oceans some 147 million years ago. Its jaws may have been more powerful than those of a Tyrannosaurus rex, though estimates of the dinosaur's bite...
  • Small lessons of Scandinavia on link between socialism and inequality

    11/19/2014 12:52:29 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 1 replies
    A recent study published by Swiss Credit shows that the Scandinavian countries are the countries of Europe where most social inequality is determined. The increase in inequality is one of 15 worldwide major risks identified during the last forum of Davos. Henry Milner is researcher invited to the department of political sciences has the university of Montreal, where he is linked to the research pulpit of the canada in electoral studies. In 2004-2005, i ran the pulpit in Canadian studies to the Sorbonne. He is notably admitted for his expertise on the Scandinavian countries and runs a summer school on...
  • Norway Says Enough, Deports Record Numbers of Immigrants to Reduce Crime

    11/17/2014 4:26:07 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 31 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Norwegian paper The Local reported in September that asylum seekers and illegal immigrants (euphemistically called "persons living in Norway without papers") are over-represented in the country's crime statistics: Asylum seekers and visa-less immigrants in Norway are charged with twice as many crimes per head of population as Norwegians, but still account for a very small proportion of overall criminality, a new report has said. [Emphasis added] The authors of the report from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), in the typical, apologetic style of officialdom, felt compelled to add: "This is so little that it has minimal significance...
  • Jens Stoltenberg: the new man at Nato who must stand up to Putin and his tanks

    11/15/2014 2:06:11 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 15, 2014 | David Blair
    Outside Nato’s headquarters in Brussels, the national flags of 28 member states fly in a proud circle. Even after decades of defence cuts, these countries still account for 58 per cent of global military spending, giving Nato more firepower than any other alliance on Earth. Yet if Nato is a giant, it has often seemed a sleeping one - at least since the Cold War ended in a bloodless victory over two decades ago. With Russian troops on the march in Ukraine, however, the task of reawakening the Nato giant to face a new crisis has fallen to Jens Stoltenberg,...
  • Dramatic video of boy rescuing girl in Syrian war zone a fake [Video]

    11/14/2014 8:33:16 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | CBS Evening News
    A Norwegian director filming in Malta says he created scenes of a young boy dodging bullets to rescue a girl to start a discussion about children in conflict zones.
  • Syrian 'hero boy' video faked by Norwegian director

    11/14/2014 6:42:17 PM PST · by DarkSavant · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 November 2014 | BBC Trending
    Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the 'Syrian hero boy' who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire. Now a group of Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind it. They say it was filmed on location in Malta this summer with the intention of being presented as real. Lars Klevberg, a 34-year-old film director based in Oslo, wrote a script after watching news coverage of the conflict in Syria. He says he deliberately presented the film as reality in order to generate a discussion about children in conflict zones.
  • Israel bans Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from Gaza

    11/14/2014 7:09:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 November 2014 | Last updated at 08:45 ET
    A Norwegian doctor has been permanently banned from entering the Gaza Strip by the Israeli government. Dr. Mads Gilbert says he was stopped trying to cross into Gaza in October. He called the move “totally unacceptable”. Israel cited security reasons for imposing the ban. […] An Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, described Dr. Gilbert as a “Jekyll and Hyde” figure, hiding behind a cloak of being a humanitarian doctor. […] In July, Dr. Gilbert was one of the co-signatories in a strongly-worded letter denouncing Israeli action in Gaza, published in the medical journal, the Lancet. …
  • Northern European nations pledge military cooperation against Russia

    11/13/2014 8:50:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    dw.de ^ | November 13, 2014
    As military tensions with Russia continue to run high, northern European nations pledged to boost cooperation against Moscow. Defense ministers from 8 countries met in Oslo for talks. Norwegen Russland Kampfflugzeug Su-34 Eight northern European nations have pledged closer cooperation in an effort to counter a recent increase in Russian military activity in the region. The defense ministers from the Baltic and Nordic states, as well as Britain are holding military talks in the Norwegian capital of Oslo Thursday and Friday. They agreed to improve intelligence sharing and broaden cross-border air force training in the Nordic territories. The meeting comes...
  • Norway Group Demands Jews Out of Kristallnacht Memorial

    11/13/2014 3:38:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Anti-racism activists in Norway have refused to participate in a Holocaust commemoration because members of the Jewish community were also invited to it, according to a Norwegian blog cited by the International Business Times (IBT). According to blog “Norway, Israel and the Jews,” Norwegian organization New SOS Racisme – which claims to act against racism – demanded that the "Zionist Jews of Bergen" be banned from attending the Kristallnacht memorial event held earlier this week. They "refused to participate in the Kristallnacht commemoration since a representative from the Mosaic Congregation [a conservative Jewish Congregation ] was invited. Yes, they balked...
  • Top secret Armata tank may conquer the Arctic (Russia)

    11/11/2014 11:51:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | November 11, 2014 | Denis Kungurov
    The top secret Armata tank, which will be presented to the general public on the Victory Day anniversary parade in 2015, may be deployed in the Arctic. Yevgeny Chistyakov, representative of the Scientific Research Institute of Steel, a developer of the advanced material, said at the Interpolitech 2014 exhibition in Moscow that the new 44S-SV-SH steel armour does not lose its qualities and can be operated at Arctic temperatures. The Arctic may become a bone of contention between the major powers over energy resources located under the melting ice. Russia is already claiming its rights for a significant share of...
  • Puny Airstrikes Fail To Degrade And Destroy Islamic State

    11/03/2014 10:29:14 AM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business ^ | November 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    U.S. officials report that more than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month as a United Nations report says that the terrorist influx has reached an "unprecedented scale." According to the new U.N. report, a lot more terrorist boots are on the ground these days as an "unbelievably small" — to use Secretary of State John Kerry's phrase — air campaign, which has taken months to do what should have been done in a day, has failed to achieve the administration's proclaimed goal: to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State. More than 15,000 foreign fighters from as many...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- In Green Company: Aurora over Norway

    11/03/2014 4:17:15 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | November 03, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Raise your arms if you see an aurora. With those instructions, two nights went by with, well, clouds -- mostly. On the third night of returning to same peaks, though, the sky not only cleared up but lit up with a spectacular auroral display. Arms went high in the air, patience and experience paid off, and the amazing featured image was captured. The setting is a summit of the Austnesfjorden fjord close to the town of Svolvear on the Lofoten islands in northern Norway. The time was early March. Our Sun has been producing an abundance of picturesque aurora...
  • Cruise Ship Stuck off Norway, No Damage

    11/01/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | AP
    A Bahamas-registered cruise liner that ran aground in northern Norway a few months ago did it again on Saturday, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored. The Norwegian rescue services say passengers had been allowed to leave the "Marco Polo" cruise ship, which was carrying more than a thousand people when it ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday. Rescues services said they were hoping to pull the 176-meter (580-foot) "Marco Polo" free at high tide late Saturday. Tugboats and a coast guard vessel had tried in vain to free the vessel by pushing it...
  • Gaza shopkeeper stocks up on Danish flags to burn

    02/07/2006 11:59:03 AM PST · by Gomez · 37 replies · 724+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 Feb 2006 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - When entrepreneur Ahmed Abu Dayya first heard that Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad were being reprinted across Europe, he knew exactly what his customers in Gaza would want: flags to burn. Abu Dayya ordered 100 hard-to-find Danish and Norwegian flags for his Gaza City shop and has been doing a swift trade. "I do not take political stands. It is all business," he said in an interview. "But this time I was offended by the assault on the Prophet Mohammad." A wave of anger has swept the Muslim world over the publication of the...
  • Fatah Gunmen Take Over EU Gaza Office (Just Breaking)

    01/30/2006 5:17:42 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 45 replies · 1,148+ views
    Witnesses say masked Fatah gunmen have taken over the EU office in Gaza City. More as we get it.
  • Rebuilding Gaza for the Next Attack

    10/14/2014 6:22:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is "after. Last weekend at a conference of donor nations held in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss rebuilding Gaza, following the latest exchange of rockets between Hamas and Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry pledged an additional $212 million in U.S. aid for the project, nearly doubling the total U.S. commitment (so far). The Palestinian Authority claims rebuilding could cost $4 billion. The aid is promised before the terrorist war against Israel is over and without a promise by Hamas or the Palestinian...
  • $5.4B Pledged To Gaza Strip After Israel-Hamas War

    10/12/2014 12:19:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 12, 2014 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    $5.4B Pledged To Gaza Strip After Israel-Hamas War HAMZA HENDAWI CAIRO (AP) — A donor conference in Cairo to raise money for Gaza after this year's war between Hamas and Israel ended with pledges of $5.4 billion, half of which will be "dedicated" to the reconstruction of the coastal strip, Norway's foreign minister said Sunday. Kerry pushes for Mideast peace, Qatar pledges $1 billion for Gaza Reuters Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende offered the figure at the end of Sunday's one-day conference, far beyond the $4 billion initially sought by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He did not say what will...
  • Labour’s first Jewish leader is losing the Jewish vote (support "on the brink of collapse")

    10/31/2014 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 10 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 30 Oct 2014 | Dan Hodges
    It isn’t just Maureen Lipman. This morning the actress and comedienne has announced she will not be voting Labour at the next election. “Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse” she writes in Standpoint magazine, “just when the anti-Semitism in France, Denmark, Norway, Hungary is mounting savagely, just when our cemeteries and synagogues and shops are once again under threat. Just when the virulence against a country defending itself, against 4,000 rockets and 32 tunnels inside its borders, as it has every right to do under the Geneva Convention, had been swept aside by the real pestilence of...
  • How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? [Subsidies and 'Carbon Laundering']

    10/20/2014 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 13 replies
    Stephen J. DUBNER: As you likely know, the American automobile company Tesla makes some of the most desirable–and expensive–electric cars in the world. The company is currently valued at roughly $31 billion. Compare that to the $55 billion market cap of the Ford Motor Company.Tesla, however, last year sold fewer than 25,000 cars while Ford sells more than 6 million vehicles a year, or roughly 240 vehicles for every single Tesla. Tesla currently has just one vehicle in production, the Model S luxury sedan. In the U.S. the starting price is a bit more than $70,000.Americans buy more Model S’s...
  • Rebuilding Gaza: Donors pledge $5.4bn at Cairo summit

    10/12/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 12 October 2014 | BBC
    International donors have pledged $5.4bn (Ł3.4bn) to help rebuild Gaza at a conference in Cairo. The total, announced by the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Boerge Brende, exceeded the $4bn (Ł2.5bn) the Palestinian Authority had asked for. Qatar alone promised $1bn (Ł622m).
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Auroral Corona over Norway

    10/15/2014 5:48:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | October 14, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Higher than the highest mountain lies the realm of the aurora. Auroras rarely reach below 60 kilometers, and can range up to 1000 kilometers. Aurora light results from energetic electrons and protons striking atoms and molecules in the Earth's atmosphere. Somewhat uncommon, an auroral corona appears as a center point for a surrounding display and may occur when an aurora develops directly overhead, or when auroral rays are pointed nearly toward the observer. This picturesque but brief green and purple aurora exhibition occurred last month high above Kvalřya, Tromsř, Norway. The Sessřyfjorden fjord runs through the foreground, while numerous...
  • Kongsberg sees billions of dollars in possible missile sales

    10/13/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | ANDREA SHALAL
    Kongsberg Gruppen ASA says its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and a sister missile developed to go into the bomb bay of the F-35 fighter jet could generate billions of dollars of new revenues for the Norwegian company in coming years. Walter Qvam, president and chief executive of Kongsberg, told Reuters that Russian aggression in Ukraine was seen as a "serious new situation" in Europe, and was already starting to drive European defense spending higher. Kongsberg was seeing higher demand for its air-defense system, he said. Kongsberg, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, is trying to pump up its...
  • Donors Pledge $5.4 Billion for Gaza, Says Norway FM

    10/12/2014 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14
    International envoys pledged about $5.4 billion in aid for the Gaza Strip at a meeting in Egypt on Sunday, Norway's foreign minister said. "The participants pledged approximately $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros)," said Boerge Brende, reading out a closing statement at the Cairo conference which Norway co-hosted. Half of the pledges will go for reconstruction and the rest as unspecified aid to the Palestinians, he said. The donors "committed themselves to start disbursing their assistance as soon as possible," Brende said. The conference aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a July-August war between Israel and...
  • Norwegian woman infected with Ebola

    10/07/2014 5:01:59 AM PDT · by tomkat · 24 replies
    Norway News ^ | 06.10.2014 04:54pm, Mon. GMT | (VG)
    Doctors Without Borders confirms that one of our organization’s Norwegian field workers in Sierra Leone has tested positive and has been diagnosed with bleeding fever ebola, confirms Anne Cecilie Kalteborn in MSF’s Norway branch to Norwegian media VG. The Norwegian health worker is tonight being flown with an ambulance flight from the capital Sierra Leone. She will probably land in Norway Monday night or Tuesday night.- We are working to transport our colleague home as soon as possible, says Kaltebotn. The woman, who has been working for MSF in Sierra Leone’s second city Bo, has according to VG’s sources been...