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  • Enemy of the People: Norway is the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israel country in Europe today

    07/17/2014 1:16:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2014 | Bruce Bawer
    Alan Dershowitz has called it “the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israel country in Europe today.” Hanne Nabintu Herland, a religious scholar at the nation’s leading university, has criticized it for “refus[ing] to distance itself from Hamas as a terrorist organization.” Its government, as NR’s Jay Nordlinger has noted, was “the first outside the Islamic world to recognize Hamas.” We’re talking, as you might have guessed, about Norway. In the corridors of Norwegian power, Israel-hatred and sympathy for Islamic terrorists have long been the norm. In 2011, Norway’s ambassador to Israel distinguished between Anders Behring Breivik’s murder spree and Hamas atrocities...
  • Thousands in London, Paris, and Oslo protest Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/12/2014 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | 7/11/2014 | HAARETZ
    Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London, Paris, and Oslo on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road, and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful. Norwegian news website The Local reported that some 3,000 protestors gathered in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo...
  • Neo-Nazi Vikernes Guilty of Hate Crime in France

    07/10/2014 2:43:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Local - Norway ^ | 08 Jul 2014
    A French court hit notorious Norwegian heavy metal musician Kristian Vikernes with a fine and six-month suspended prison sentence for blog postings that allegedly glorified war crimes and promoted discrimination against Jews and Muslims. A French court Tuesday slapped a six-month suspended sentence and an €8,000 ($10,000) fine on a Norwegian heavy metal musician accused of inciting racial hatred in his blogs. Kristian Vikernes, 41, was not present in court and neither was his lawyer as the verdict was delivered. He has denied posting racist blogs and said they were written by someone else. Vikernes was arrested in July last...
  • Norway Deports Record 18 Illegal Immigrants a Day

    07/06/2014 10:46:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The National Police Immigration Service (Politiets Utlendingsenhet) has released latest figures showing in the last six months an average of 18 illegal immigrants per day were deported from Norway. This figure is up from 13 deportations for the same period last year. The main reasons for deportations are people not having valid residence visas or being involved in crime. During the first half year this year, 3,167 people were forced out of Norway, 1,237 of whom had criminal convictions, newspaper Dagbladet reports. Kristin Ottesen Kvigne, head of the police immigration service, told the newspaper: "We are at our highest number...
  • Norway Calls on ‘Occupier’ Israel to Show Restraint

    07/04/2014 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    INN ^ | 7/5/2014, 1:05 AM | Elad Benari
    Norway’s Foreign Minister on Friday warned against an escalation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), and also made sure to point a finger at Israel as “an occupying power”. “The events of the last few days clearly show how quickly the current tense situation could spiral out of control. I urge both the Israelis and the Palestinians to exercise restraint,” Foreign Minister Borge Brende said in a statement. “It is important to seize upon the initiative for a ceasefire, which now appears to be coming from the Palestinians. Israel, as the strongest party, has a particular responsibility to show...
  • CIA claims that UFOs over Norway were U-2 flights

    07/04/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    FULL TITLE: Were aliens the source of UFOs spotted above Norway in the 1950s? No, says the CIA: ‘That was us’ The CIA has claimed responsibility for various UFO sightings in the 1950s They say lights over Norway can be attributed to their U-2 aircraft The plane began flying in secret from 1955 and remains in operation today It is capable of flying up to 70,000 feet, meaning it was much higher than conventional planes in the 50s and 60s This meant that, when some pilots saw sunlight glint off the planes above them, they reported them as UFOs as...
  • 'The Scream' Appears in a Tree Stump

    07/01/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    “I felt as though a vast, endless scream passed through nature,” painter Edvard Munch famously wrote. But he didn't mean it quite as literally as this. 'Scream' tree brings angst to US Christmas (04 Dec 13) Scream loses place as priciest painting (13 Nov 13) Hundreds gather to 'scream' in Munch tribute (15 Aug 13) Munch Museum sees 40 percent surge in visitors (31 Jul 13) "I was just having a walk along the river here, and I just happened to stumble over this stump," Kjell Marius Mathisen, who works with cultural heritage for Oppland county council, told The Local....
  • Norway Fjord Invaded by Monster Jellyfish

    07/01/2014 6:16:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Norway's Beitstadfjord has been so severely invaded by monster deep sea jellyfish that, just two years since their arrival, they have driven out all of the local fish. The innermost arm of the Trondheimsfjord now holds an estimated 40,000 tonnes of the helmet jellyfish, only a few years after the fiery red peril first appeared in its waters. According to Norway's VG newspaper, Jarle Mork, a researcher at NTNU in Trondheim, caught vast quantities of the slimy animal in a single trawl. "We took up 3.5 tons of monster jellyfish in under ten minutes," he said. "There was a tremendous...
  • Norway Islamist Launches Anti-Gay Pride Site

    07/01/2014 6:01:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A Norwegian Islamic extremist has launched a Facebook campaign against the Europride festival, which is held in Oslo this week, describing homosexuality as "a nasty and cruel disease". British embassy flies the rainbow flag (25 Jun 14) Equality minister booed at Oslo Pride (23 Jun 14) Norway's Islamist referee convicted of hate speech (07 Feb 14) Ubaydullah Hussain, who was convicted of hate speech against Jews in February, launched the site on Wednesday with an attention-grabbing image of a rainbow flag in flames. "This group is created to show our opposition to "gay pride (which is really gay shame)," Hussain...
  • Cold War-style spy games return to melting Arctic

    OSLO, NORWAY — In early March, a mysterious ship the size of a large passenger ferry left a Romanian wharf, glided through the narrow Bosporus that separates Europe and Asia, and plotted a course toward Scandinavia. About a month later, at the fenced-in headquarters of Norway's military intelligence service, the country's spy chief disclosed its identity. It was a $250 million spy ship, tentatively named Marjata, that will be equipped with sensors and other technology to snoop on Russia's activities in the Arctic beginning in 2016. "There is a demand from our political leadership to describe what is going on...
  • Franken opposes Obama choice for Norway ambassador

    06/03/2014 5:29:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 6/3/14 | AP
    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he opposes President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Norway. Franken says he agrees with the Norwegian-American community's doubts over whether George Tsunis would be an effective ambassador. Franken made his comments in a letter Monday to Secretary of State John Kerry. The Minnesota Democrat, who is running for re-election, says he will vote against confirming Tsunis if it comes up for a vote in the Senate.
  • Joint Strike Missile - A Considerably Strengthened Norwegian Threshold Against War & Conflict

    05/28/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 28 May 2014
    On Friday the 23rd of May 2014 the Norwegian Government presented a bill to Parliament where it proposes to invest nearly NOK 3.7 billion (USD 622 million) in the third and final phase of development of the Joint Strike Missile. The JSM has been in development since 2004 and is one of the most advanced military development programs ever conducted in Norway. Its objective is to equip future Norwegian F-35 combat aircraft with a weapon that allows for successful engagement of highly defended sea- and land targets at very long range. Joint Strike Missile (JSM) in the internal carriage bay...
  • EU unveils plan to curb reliance on Russian gas

    05/28/2014 11:29:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 28.05.14 @ 19:48 | Benjamin Fox
    The EU has unveiled plans to reduce its reliance on Russian gas, with increased imports from Norway and energy efficiency at the top of its wish list. […] Although EU countries import 88 percent of the oil that they use, as well as 42 percent of solid fuel, the main concern of the commission and governments is gas—66 percent of Europe’s gas is imported at a cost of more than €1 billion per day. Of the 400 billion cubic metres of gas consumed in the EU each year, around 40 percent comes from Russia’s state-owned Gazprom. The majority of this...
  • Norway Security Police Arrest Jihadi Recruits

    05/27/2014 11:22:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Local ^ | 27 May 2014
    Norwegian intelligence services announced on Tuesday that they have arrested three men suspected of wanting to support or join a radical group in Syria. "There are strong reasons to believe that two of the arrested people have acted as foreign fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) said in a statement. The three men were Norwegian citizens residing in the Oslo region and have denied all accusations, PST spokeswoman Siv Alsen told AFP after the questioning. The identity of the suspects was not revealed, but one of them is of...
  • Patriotism - in Norway

    05/24/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT · by ve7pnl.BC · 6 replies
    This "rap" music video captures the enthusiasm and energy of young children performing in honor of Constitution Day in Norway - 200th anniversary was May 17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iXoOqaeRXc8 Sorry - I don't have a translation... There was a sizable celebration in the Ballard district of Seattle where many Norwegians settled long ago. Maybe there are celebrations like this in the US... for the 4th of July? I wish. What I found fascinating - on Facebook pages of my many relatives in Norway were dozens and dozens of greetings from friends, often saying "Congratulations on the Day" or "Celebrate the Day"
  • Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official

    05/15/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official The Associated Press Posted: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET Last Updated: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET A senior Norwegian diplomat says his country's former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama's chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Morten Wetland said Thursday the ambassador, Wegger Stroemmen, was approached by Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor, who accused Norway of "fawning" to the newly elected U.S. leader. Wetland, the Norwegian ambassador to the United Nations at the time,...
  • Canadian oil can make world safer

    05/15/2014 8:00:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 15, 2014 | MARK MILKE
    Given Canada’s proximity to the United States, we tend to take our peace and security for granted. This comfortable distance from most of the world’s violence has led us to underestimate how useful Canada might be in defusing threats elsewhere using energy as leverage. Canadians might have a general sense that oil in particular matters to world affairs; but given that Canada has never been a superpower, it has never been responsible for the wider world order to ensure that oil (or natural gas) flows to countries that need it. Given recent developments at home and abroad, that blissful unawareness...
  • End of oil boom threatens Norway's welfare model

    05/08/2014 10:25:10 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 8th, 2014 4:08am EDT | BALAZS KORANYI
    (Reuters) - Norway's energy boom is tailing off years ahead of expectations, exposing an economy unprepared for life after oil and threatening the long-term viability of the world's most generous welfare model. High spending within the sector has pushed up wages and other costs to unsustainable levels, not just for the oil and gas industry but for all sectors, and that is now acting as a drag on further energy investment. Norwegian firms outside oil have struggled to pick up the slack in what has been, for at least a decade, almost a single-track economy. :snip: "In Norway, job security...
  • A New Cold War? Norway Security Service Warns against Russian Spies

    05/07/2014 12:44:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    tnp.no ^ | May 7, 2014
    Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) chief Alana Bjørnland suggests that Ukraine crisis has led to increase of Russian intelligence activities in Norway against the petroleum sector and policy makers. In an interview with TV2, the chief of the PST warns against Russian spies in Norway. She also adds that it’s not only Russian intelligence which is active in Norway, there are other states that need information. But she avoids naming other countries than Russia. - I do not want to comment specifically on the country except for Russia, which is also a player in crisis in Ukraine. PST boss told...
  • Mesolithic 'rest stop' found at new Sainsbury's site

    07/23/2011 6:28:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 July 2011 | unattributed
    Archaeologists believe the remains of burned oak uncovered at the site of the first Sainsbury's in the Highlands to be evidence of an ancient "rest stop". The supermarket and a filling station are being constructed on the outskirts of Nairn, at a cost of about £20m. Headland Archaeologists investigated the site ahead of building work. They radiocarbon-dated the hearth to the Mesolithic period, which started as the last Ice Age ended about 12,000 years ago. ...the archaeologists said the fire appeared to have been made to provide heat and not cooking, because no food waste was found... "The dating of...
  • Undersea slide set off giant flow

    11/22/2007 3:56:49 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 413+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 November 2007 | Paul Rincon
    An enormous underwater landslide 60,000 years ago produced the longest flow of sand and mud yet found on Earth. The landslide off the coast of north-west Africa dumped 225 billion metric tonnes of sediment into the ocean in a matter of hours or days. The flow travelled 1,500km (932 miles) - the distance from London to Rome - before depositing its sediment. The work, by a British team of researchers has been published in the academic journal Nature. The massive surge put down the same amount of sediment that comes out of all the world's rivers combined over a period...
  • Giant Wave Hit Ancient Scotland

    09/07/2001 5:34:41 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 1,481+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-7-2001 | Helen Briggs
    Friday, 7 September, 2001, 18:28 GMT 19:28 UK Giant wave hit ancient Scotland By BBC News Online's Helen Briggs A giant wave flooded Scotland about 7,000 years ago, a scientist revealed on Friday. The tsunami left a trail of destruction along what is now the eastern coast of the country. It looks as if those people were happily sitting in their camp when this wave from the sea hit the camp Professor David Smith, Coventry University Scientists believe a landslide on the ocean floor off Storegga, south-west Norway, triggered the wave. Speaking at the British Association Festival of Science in ...
  • 'How Britain's Atlantis' and its tribes were wiped out by a TSUNAMI triggered by a landslide

    05/02/2014 9:17:08 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 May 2014 | JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    Just over 8,000 years ago a huge landslide occurred off the coast of Norway, known as the Storegga Slide. The event created a catastrophic tsunami, with waves almost half as high as the Statue of Liberty, that battered Britain and other land masses. And now the most accurate computer model ever made of the tsunami suggests that it wiped out the remaining inhabitants of a set of low-lying landmass known as Doggerland off the coast of the UK. A new model by researchers at Imperial College London has revealed the devastating effects of a tsunami caused by a landslide off...
  • Badger Gets Stuck in Car Grille and Survives

    04/30/2014 6:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Apr 2014
    A badger in Norway got hit so hard in a car collision that it became wedged into the grille. But when the driver levered it out with a stick, to his amazement the animal scampered away into the nearby woods. Reindeer herd closes Norway highway (12 Mar 14) VIDEO: Reindeer swirl as herd splits up (26 Feb 14) Reindeer get reflectors to stop car crashes (08 Jan 14) "I was very surprised that it was alive," Borgar Kristensen, 50, told The Local on Wednesday. "After four or five minutes, the animal went down the road. It was not badly injured."...
  • Norway Girl Mauled By Off-Duty Police Dog

    04/30/2014 5:43:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Apr 2014
    A policeman whose off-duty police dog mauled a seven-year-old girl in Norway last year is refusing to have the dog put down and has even brought it back home, leaving the girl and her family terrified. Seven-year.old Naomi Funkner was brutally attacked by a neighbour's police dog last September, leaving her with scars all over her body and long-term disabilities , Norway's VG newspaper reported on Sunday. However, the owner of the dog is refusing to have it put down, despite pressure from his own police force, claiming tests have shown that the dog is not a dangerous animal. "I...
  • Saudi Arabia Slams Norway on Human Rights

    04/30/2014 4:04:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Apr 2014
    Norway's human rights record came in for sharp criticism during a UN hearing on Monday, with Saudi Arabia and Russia weighing in to highlight the country's shortcomings. Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries accused Norway of doing too little to protect its Muslim minority, with Saudi Arabia calling for all criticism of religions or their prophets to be made illegal. Meanwhile, Russia accused the country of allowing extremist groups to "operate freely" and of moving too quickly to separate children from their parents. Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende was in Geneva on Monday to respond to criticisms from no fewer...
  • LNG answer to European energy woes, Hoeven says

    04/19/2014 11:23:02 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    upi.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Graeber
    OSLO, Norway, April 16 (UPI) -- The United States can help allay European energy security fears by making more liquefied natural gas available, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said from Oslo. Hoeven met with Norwegian leaders to address energy security fears in the region. He said that, while Norway has a key role to play as one of the top oil and gas suppliers in the region, it can't solve the problem alone." The only real, long-term solution is to make additional liquefied natural gas supplies available, and this means the United States has a strong role to play as a world...
  • Dutch-Turkish man’s case linked to Amanda Todd [teenage suicide]

    04/18/2014 5:02:03 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed to expose herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Insp. Paulette Freill said Thursday a suspect was arrested in the Netherlands and charged with extortion, luring and criminal harassment and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution. Police did not release the name of the 35-year-old man and declined to release specifics of the case...
  • Bizarre, elongated skulls found in Siberia

    03/12/2009 11:00:58 AM PDT · by BGHater · 65 replies · 3,209+ views
    Digitial Journal ^ | 28 Feb 2009 | Adriana Stuijt
    This one-minute video shows skulls dating from the 4th century AD, excavated near Omsk, Siberia by Russian archeologists. They show a prominent deformation which they said was created by skull clamping or binding of newborns crania. Archeologists deem these too strange to be publicly displayed in the city museum. From the front the skulls look like that of a normal human, but when turned to the side it's clear that this is not the case. The skulls are grossly elongated. Scholars at the Omsk Museum of History and Culture have no conclusive answer as to the origins of these skulls,...
  • Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    03/05/2014 8:48:03 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    CBS/ReutersMarch 5, 2014, 11:01 AM Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize OSLO -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize but the conflict in Ukraine is also likely to be on the Nobel committee's agenda. A record 278 candidates, including 47 organizations, received nominations for the 2014 prize, said the Norwegian Nobel Institute's director, Geir Lundestad. Committee members who met on Tuesday added their own proposals with a focus on recent turmoil around the globe. "Part of the purpose of the committee's first meeting is to take into account recent events, and committee...
  • Hubble Spies an Amazing Cosmic Spiral....

    09/07/2010 2:41:00 PM PDT · by TaraP · 51 replies
    Universe Today ^ | Sept 6th, 2010
    The Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys has captured a remarkable image of a spiral in space. No, not a spiral galaxy, (and not another Norway Spiral!) but the formation of an unusual pre-planetary nebula in one of the most perfect geometrical spirals ever seen. The nebula, called IRAS 23166+1655, is forming around the star LL Pegasi (also known as AFGL 3068) in the constellation of Pegasus. The image shows what appears to be a thin spiral pattern of amazing precision winding around the star, which is itself hidden behind thick dust. Mark Morris from UCLA and an international...
  • Hubble Spots Space Spiral ( for this can't be a failed missile launch. )

    09/12/2010 10:32:29 PM PDT · by American Constitutionalist · 27 replies
    Discovery News. ^ | September 7 , 2010 | Ian O'Neill
    http://news.discovery.com/space/hubble-spots-ghostly-space-spiral.html
  • Mystery as spiral blue light display hovers above Norway

    12/09/2009 4:34:20 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 17 replies · 1,173+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/09/2009 | Daily Mail UK
    A mysterious light display appearing over Norway last night has left thousands of residents in the north of the country baffled. Witnesses from Trøndelag to Finnmark compared the amazing sight to anything from a Russian rocket to a meteor or a shock wave - although no one appears to have mentioned UFOs yet. The phenomenon began when what appeared to be a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain. It stopped mid-air, then began to circulate.
  • Mysterious Spiral over Norway threads take over Free Republic

    12/09/2009 11:02:06 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    12/9/09 | vanity
    What does this portend?
  • Strange Spiral light phenomena over Norway coincides with Obama peace prize reception

    12/09/2009 9:03:51 AM PST · by Scythian · 54 replies · 2,949+ views
    Head the hills, it's all over, it has begun ....
  • Pravda hides link between Kremlin UFO pyramid & Norway light spiral

    12/19/2009 12:28:13 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 2,637+ views
    examiner ^ | December 19, | Michael Salla, Ph.D.
    On December 18, the English edition of Russia’s Pravda newspaper ran a story on a pyramid UFO sighting over the Kremlin, Moscow that day. The report cited amateur videos taken of the sighting by hundreds of cell phones. The only problem was that the pyramid UFO actually appeared on December 9, the same day of the mysterious Norway Spiral Lights, and one day before President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize speech. Was it simply a mistake or was Pravda deliberately trying to confuse the public over the Moscow sighting reported 9 days earlier by various Russian and Western media sources? More...
  • Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

    04/03/2014 1:21:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | april 03,2014 | Michael Zhang
    For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera.
  • Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film

    04/04/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.universetoday.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | by Nancy Atkinson
    It sounds like a remarkable story, almost unbelievable: Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago near Hedmark, Norway and while he didn’t realize it at the time, when he reviewed the footage taken by two cameras fixed to his helmet during the dive, he saw a rock plummet past him. He took it to experts and they realized he had captured a meteorite falling during its “dark flight” — when it has been slowed by atmospheric braking, and has cooled and is no longer luminous. Norwegian astrophysicist Pål Brekke confirmed to Universe Today that the story is true. “I...
  • Artists install Monty Python silly walk signs in Norwegian town

    03/31/2014 6:10:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Register ^ | 3/31/2014 | Jasper Hamill
    A Norwegian town has reminded denizens that a normal gait is preferable to a strange one after Swedish revolutionaries installed a pair of silly walk signs.An art group put two street signs inspired by Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks on either side of a zebra crossing.>"It's just for fun. There's no deep thought behind it," Reidar Johannes Søby from the Kreativiteket art group said. "People live in their ordinary lives and when they see this sign, maybe they can have a little smile on their face. That's all."Apparatchiks at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration were not best pleased about...
  • US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee

    03/30/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 27 Mar 2014 22:40 GMT+01:00
    George Tsunis speaking to the US senate in January - Source: Screen Grab Senior members of a professional body representing US diplomats have called on the country's Senate to reject George Tsunis, the nominee ambassador for Norway. Tsunis committed a serious of embarrassing blunders in his January pre-appointment hearing, which led one Norwegian politician to call for a public apology from Barack Obama, the US President. On March 7, fifteen former presidents of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) wrote a letter to key US Senators including former Presidential candidate John McCain, urging them to reject President Obama's nominee...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Norway Giant N.Sea Oil Project Could Face Delay Over Power Plan

    03/26/2014 10:08:35 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | March 26, 2014 | Reuters
    Development of the Johan Sverdrup oilfield in the North Sea may be delayed by a year and cost more than planned if Norway's parliament insists on having it be powered from shore, the Dagens Naeringsliv daily newspaper reported on Wednesday. The biggest North Sea field find in decades, it has reserves of up to 2.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent and is expected to start production in 2019 at an initial cost estimated at 100 billion to 120 billion crowns ($16.4 billion-$19.7 billion). Statoil has committed to power the first phase from shore, a move in line with the government's...
  • South Korea to buy 40 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

    03/24/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | By Steve Campbell
    South Korea has formally decided to purchase 40 F-35 stealth fighter jets for $6.7 billion, South Korea and Lockheed Martin officials announced Monday. The commitment by South Korea, which is boosting its air defenses amid ongoing tensions in the Pacific region, marks a "big day" for the F-35 program in Fort Worth, said Steve O'Bryan, Lockheed's vice president for F-35 business development. "This is a two-year process that Korea held, an open competition where they looked at capabilities, their defense needs, the price as well as the timing and they chose the F-35. It was another open, transparent process that...
  • 'Miss Norway 2013' is Mari Ekeløf

    03/14/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Reindeer Herd Closes Norway Highway

    03/12/2014 5:02:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    A giant herd of 2,000 reindeer has forced Norway's National Road Authority to shut off a major road between Oslo and Bergen to prevent them being killed by passing cars. The herd massed together on Hardangervidda, the mountain plateau in central Norway, and on Tuesday afternoon had moved within three kilometres of the country's Highway 7. "This is probably the first time the road has been closed for such reasons," the NPRA's local section head Lars Øyre said in a press statement. "Several times, the animals have got close to the road, and we've been on the point of pressing...
  • Is This the World's Stupidest Car Thief?

    03/12/2014 4:58:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 06 Mar 2014
    A car thief has been nabbed by police in Norway after he stole a Saab convertible, almost immediately ran out of petrol, and then called the owner from her own car phone to ask where the fuel card was. The owner, Anne Kristin Korsfur, promptly went looking for the man, finding him at the spot where he had broken down, and then kept him chatting until the police arrived. "He was a nice guy, but it was good that the police arrived so quickly and arrested him," Korsfur told Norway's Nordlys newspaper. "I'll never yell at my partner when he...
  • British soldiers banned from training ..at Norwegian base because health..rules deem it too COLD

    02/26/2014 8:55:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2014 | Sam Webb
    British soldiers are being banned by health and safety rules from training at a military base in the Arctic circle - because it's too cold. Locals at the Allied Training Centre in Porsanger in Norway said they were stunned that while Norwegian troops were out in -25C weather, the Brits were being kept in the warm because of the army rules. The base commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Trond Thomassen confirmed: 'British officers are not in a position to train with large divisions at Porsanger, where the temperature drops to 25 degrees below zero.
  • Norway in danger from Syria jihadis

    02/24/2014 8:45:19 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Times of India ^ | Feb 24, 2014, 07.12 PM IST
    OSLO: Norway's intelligence agency on Monday said that it fears an increased "terrorist threat" to its country due to dozens of Norwegian nationals fighting in the Syrian conflict. At least 40 or 50 people with links to Norway have fought, or are currently fighting, with forces opposed to the Bashar al-Assad regime and run the risk of returning as seasoned radical fighters, the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) wrote in its annual threat assessment report. "We conclude that the threat has already increased and will continue to increase throughout 2014," the head of NIS General Kjell Grandhagen said, adding that these...
  • Everything in the way Shall be removed !

    02/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM with you, my angels surround you, go behind enemy lines and take back my land ! My army is rising up to take back land now that my testimony is sure in my front line(Chosen Ones)assaults( words of declaration) removing the lies of the enemy, and all distractions now shall be dealt with in their time and season of correction or removal for My Testimony is paramount as my spirit moves across the waters of my voice for you are the many waters of my Testimony and I AM sure and true to my word that I will...
  • Mass killer threatens hunger strike, wants new PlayStation (Norway)

    02/18/2014 4:47:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/18/14
    STAVANGER, Norway — Convicted Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has threatened to go on a hunger strike unless he gets access to better video games, a sofa and a larger gym. In a letter sent to The Associated Press and other media, Breivik writes that the hunger strike would continue until his demands are met or he dies. Breivik’s lawyer Tord Jordet confirmed Tuesday that the letter was authentic and said his client was waiting for a response from prison authorities on 12 demands before deciding whether to begin a hunger strike sometime during the next eight weeks.