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January 6th, 2018, 3:57 pm

It's not as if they need the money.
 
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Re: norway

January 6th, 2018, 4:06 pm

sadly, it looks like Norway banned the hunting of polar bears in 1973, under the Multilateral Conservation of Polar Bears Agreement done at Oslo November 15, 1973 except for scientific research
 
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January 6th, 2018, 4:52 pm

ppauper wrote:
sadly, it looks like Norway banned the hunting of polar bears in 1973, under the Multilateral Conservation of Polar Bears Agreement done at Oslo November 15, 1973 except for scientific research

Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
Genesis 1:26
 
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Re: norway

January 6th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:
sadly, it looks like Norway banned the hunting of polar bears in 1973, under the Multilateral Conservation of Polar Bears Agreement done at Oslo November 15, 1973 except for scientific research

Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
Genesis 1:26
Interesting!

So bats, flying insects, and underground creatures are not under mankind's rule.

Moreover, the image is imperfect unless mankind is also omniscient, omnipotent, and immortal. (Or does this god look like a corpse for 99.999999% of it's existence?)
 
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January 12th, 2018, 11:21 pm

Amusingly, in singling Norway out as a preferred source of migrants, Trump seems ignorant of the great truth that underpins all migration – you head where the security and opportunities lie.

On the WHO rankings of the world’s best healthcare systems, Norway ranks 12 – the US ranks 37. As of 2016, Norway is first on the UN’s Human Development Index – the US is at number ten. If Trump believes that Norwegians are going to want to take a hit to their standard of living, he’s more delusional than we thought.
 
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January 13th, 2018, 2:49 am

Bloomberg had a story today about the actual numbers, I think for 2016: about 500 Norwegian immigrants to the US vs about 800 American immigrants to Norway. 
 
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January 13th, 2018, 6:51 am

The population of Norway is tiny. I think I know most of them.
 
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Re: norway

January 31st, 2018, 6:31 am

Norway Ski Team’s Sweater Gets Tangled in a Neo-Nazi Uproar

the sweater features a symbol (the Tyr rune, Tyr being the god of war) which (according to the article) some norwegian neonazis favor.
 
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January 31st, 2018, 8:16 am

ppauper wrote:
Norway Ski Team’s Sweater Gets Tangled in a Neo-Nazi Uproar

the sweater features a symbol (the Tyr rune, Tyr being the god of war) which (according to the article) some norwegian neonazis favor.

It's all downhill from here (for the heroes of Telemark).

They like their gods, so they do. + paraphenalia..

 
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January 31st, 2018, 11:51 am

Meh. It was discussed in Norwegian newspapers in October and generally found to be slightly unfortunate but fairly inconsequential. The symbol in question is a letter from an old alphabet, and one of many Nordic visuals (mis)appropriated by the Germans under Hitler. The fact that some street thugs like it shouldn’t make it toxic.
 
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January 31st, 2018, 2:50 pm

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The fact that some street thugs like it shouldn’t make it toxic.

and yet when people make the same point about symbols of the old confederacy, you're out there throwing epithets around the way a monkey  throws feces
 
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January 31st, 2018, 3:32 pm

Buddha has a swastika on his chest and the Manx flag has too (not on chest), kind of. I once saw a 1900 book about Isle of Man In Peel and it had a swastika on the cover.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/isle_ ... 134566.stm

You see a dramatic increase in the number of gods north of latitude 55.
 
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February 25th, 2018, 1:04 pm

Inebriated Norwegian skier stopped by police due to poor technique

https://www.thelocal.no/20180131/inebri ... -technique
 
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February 25th, 2018, 3:12 pm

Didn’t we already discuss this? The story somehow received a lot of international attention, perhaps because of the good natured police tweet?
 
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February 25th, 2018, 3:18 pm

bearish wrote:
Didn’t we already discuss this? The story somehow received a lot of international attention, perhaps because of the good natured police tweet?

we discussed a different drunk Norwegian a day or two ago. I thought it got attention because of the absurdity, just as someone popped for DWI on a horse or ride-on lawnmower attracts attention
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