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October 18th, 2019, 9:43 am

https://www.thelocal.no/20191014/oslo-wants-you-to-save-water-by-peeing-in-the-shower

“We could, for example, pee in the shower,” Hult said to NRK. (official responsible for water in the capital Oslo in interview with main Norwegian government sponsored news channel)

"“(It sounds like a strange suggestion) but it's a fine idea. We can also brush our teeth in the shower. It’s also good for the environment, because municipalities use a lot of electricity cleaning water,” he said."
 
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October 18th, 2019, 10:13 am

I've heard that Norwegians pee outdoors, in the woods.
 
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October 18th, 2019, 10:32 am

off course that is why I am so shocked, he recommend in the shower, it uses much more electricity than in the woods! If just all did it in the woods then we could consider fly once every third year without Flygskam! These people following government recommendations are bringing us to the tipping point!

Sweden brought us Flygskam!

Norway brought Golden showers to the people, no longer only for the elite !
 
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October 18th, 2019, 11:49 am

I hope it was sarcasm.

Ahmad ibn Fadlan about Vikings: "They are the filthiest of all Allah’s creatures: they do not purify themselves after excreting or urinating or wash themselves when in a state of ritual impurity after coitus and do not even wash their hands after food." (https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-hi ... gs/1388613)
 
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October 18th, 2019, 12:05 pm

"do not even wash their hands after food."

correct, the standard here is  to wash hands before the food, after the food we wash the knives! (in Oslo possibly in the shower?, what would i know, a simple country boy)
 
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October 18th, 2019, 1:58 pm

He called the people of the far north "Russians", including the Vikings.
 
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October 18th, 2019, 3:18 pm

"depicted them as handsome people but filthy and barbaric." (m ?)

"Good looking, filthy and crazy" (w ?)

think then how good we look after the annual bath ;-) soon Christmas, time to buy soap!

filthy goes hand in hand with low carbon foot print, you clean basXXX !
 
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October 18th, 2019, 4:22 pm

He called the people of the far north "Russians", including the Vikings.
Rus people! Not Russians! (Russija/Russia is a much younger, Moscovite country). Rus arrived to the south from Scandinavia invited by the local tribes who plunged into wars and needed a independent ruler. Rus were supposedly a Varangian tribe, who were previously exiled to the north for enforcing tributes from the very southerners who invited them back. The whole story is hard to reconstruct and all interpretations don't hold completely (my great-great-great grandfather, who was an ethnographer, linguist and an amateur ethnographer analysed it from different perspectives).
They were coming all the way down to the Black Sea. People were intrigued by them.
 
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October 18th, 2019, 4:49 pm

My bad. I read it in arabic. Rus and Russians are written the same. It was also about Russiya...
 
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October 18th, 2019, 7:14 pm

"depicted them as handsome people but filthy and barbaric." (m ?)

"Good looking, filthy and crazy" (w ?)

think then how good we look after the annual bath ;-) soon Christmas, time to buy soap!

filthy goes hand in hand with low carbon foot print, you clean basXXX !
I recommend Sweney's sweet lemony wax  soap. Smells real nice. I'll send you a bar for Christmas.

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October 18th, 2019, 7:24 pm

My bad. I read it in arabic. Rus and Russians are written the same. It was also about Russiya...
Russ ska ja
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October 18th, 2019, 8:01 pm

"depicted them as handsome people but filthy and barbaric." (m ?)

"Good looking, filthy and crazy" (w ?)

think then how good we look after the annual bath ;-) soon Christmas, time to buy soap!

filthy goes hand in hand with low carbon foot print, you clean basXXX !
I recommend Sweney's sweet lemony wax  soap. Smells real nice. I'll send you a bar for Christmas.

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I'd recommend saving water as per the government instructions and getting one of these (bear/Viking scratcher), or even better a crazy Viking chica to scrab the dirt of your back with her nails.
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October 18th, 2019, 8:55 pm

It's the only book I know where they sell soap. 
It's Ulysses, which I read when I was 16 ..found it to be very easy to  read. People overthink.
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October 18th, 2019, 9:28 pm

Let us not turn this into a Soap Opera, this is serious stuff!

and yes very happy to see Cuch to focus on soap bars rather than liquid soap. No need for the container!!

"Should You Swap to Soap Bars to Reduce Your Environmental Impact?"
 
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October 18th, 2019, 10:11 pm

It's the only book I know where they sell soap. 
It's Ulysses, which I read when I was 16 ..found it to be very easy to  read. People overthink.
In Bolesław Prus "The Doll" a lot of action revolves around a soap show of an old Jew.
"Bolesław Prus wrote The Doll with such close attention to the physical detail of Warsaw that it was possible, in the Interbellum, to precisely locate the very buildings where, fictively, Wokulski had lived and his store had been located on Krakowskie Przedmieście.[1] Prus thus did for Warsaw's sense of place in The Doll in 1889 what James Joyce was famously to do for his own capital city, Dublin, in the novel Ulysses a third of a century later, in 1922. " (from Wikipedia)

A full spectrum of sexism and a crude linguistic style of a local journalist made Prus one of the most celebrated Polish writers (some even compared him to Joyce).
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