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Re: norway

July 19th, 2021, 10:35 am

I'll write and cat record a song about women baking brød. In your mage!
 
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Re: norway

July 19th, 2021, 1:21 pm

This is written from a male perspective, but could perhaps provide some inspiration?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.musixm ... -bolle/amp
 
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Re: norway

July 22nd, 2021, 10:40 am

Norway’s beach handball team fined for not wearing bikini bottoms

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other- ... -1.4626695

The International Handball Federation requires women to wear bikini bottoms “with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg.” The sides of the bikini bottoms must be no more than 4 inches. Men, on the other hand, can wear shorts as long as 4 inches above their knees as long as they are “not too baggy.”

Have they gone all puritanical?
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Re: norway

July 22nd, 2021, 11:40 am

Norway’s beach handball team fined for not wearing bikini bottoms

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other- ... -1.4626695

The International Handball Federation requires women to wear bikini bottoms “with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg.” The sides of the bikini bottoms must be no more than 4 inches. Men, on the other hand, can wear shorts as long as 4 inches above their knees as long as they are “not too baggy.”

Have they gone all puritanical?

I had never heard of the concept of beach handball before this story broke, let alone imagined that there would be such a thing as a national team. They just got millions worth of free publicity around the world.
 
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July 22nd, 2021, 11:47 am

Norway’s beach handball team fined for not wearing bikini bottoms

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other- ... -1.4626695

The International Handball Federation requires women to wear bikini bottoms “with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg.” The sides of the bikini bottoms must be no more than 4 inches. Men, on the other hand, can wear shorts as long as 4 inches above their knees as long as they are “not too baggy.”

Have they gone all puritanical?

I had never heard of the concept of beach handball before this story broke, let alone imagined that there would be such a thing as a national team. They just got millions worth of free publicity around the world.
What???

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V2iTSVuqs0

Not to be confused with volleyball.
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Re: norway

July 22nd, 2021, 12:15 pm

I’m quite familiar with volleyball, both the classic and beach varieties, and am happy to watch that. I’ll admit to not finding classic team handball particularly interesting either (I’d rank it somewhere between curling and bicycle races - save the odd crash).
 
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Re: norway

July 24th, 2021, 3:51 pm

Ever been to Drevdagen (close to Norway)?
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July 25th, 2021, 1:05 am

Ever been to Drevdagen (close to Norway)?
Not to my knowledge, although I did once compete in a ski race in Idre, so that would have been pretty close.
 
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Re: norway

July 25th, 2021, 12:11 pm

Junior was there the last few days.
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Re: norway

July 26th, 2021, 6:22 am

Much better at the fjord in the summer! I've been swimming with kjæresten and swans (white, but quite unexpected) all yesterday <3
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Re: norway

July 26th, 2021, 9:25 am

Ever been to Drevdagen (close to Norway)?
Not to my knowledge, although I did once compete in a ski race in Idre, so that would have been pretty close.
The guys climbed to the top of Østerhogna On the border, literally.
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Re: norway

December 4th, 2021, 4:11 pm

"Electricity prices threaten the government"

https://www.aftenbladet.no/meninger/leder/i/MLmoRm/stroemprisene-truer-regjeringen

totally failed green policy, exporting our surplus of electricity to britons and germany in a ice cold country where many only have one choice of heating source: electricity. two new lines that have high capacity, enough to export the whole extra reserves we normally have...prices gone up dramatically.

these politicians wanting to save the world are willing to freeze people out of their houses to do so. But yes they have given themselves free electricity.

Tomato farmers must throw plants and in danger og going bankrupt so that britons can cook tea on clean Norwegian water-fall energy.

https://www.nettavisen.no/okonomi/en-av-fire-kroner-tomatbonde-havard-44-tjener-gar-til-strom-og-gass-jeg-er-ekstremt-bekymret/s/12-95-3424213488

Is that horned helmet guy available for hire? bearish do u have his phone number, or are you coming home with your own helmet to support the poor and the middle class ?

 
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December 4th, 2021, 4:55 pm

"The electricity bill became 3 million more expensive"

throwing thousands of plants (but britons got a fraction more CO2 free energy in their mix), the green shift

https://www.nrk.no/osloogviken/stromregninga-til-gartner-ble-3-millioner-dyrere-_-ma-kaste-flere-tusen-julestjerner-1.15753525

students cannot afford to shower in Norway so that britons can cook tea with a slightly more CO2 free mix. I am naturally not blaming the nice britons, but the totally corrupt politicians here.
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Re: norway

December 5th, 2021, 12:08 am

The trade union movement is taking to the streets at high electricity prices

https://www.dagsavisen.no/nyheter/innenriks/2021/12/02/fagbevegelsen-tar-til-gatene-mot-hoye-strompriser/

100% Real socialism: 100% free electricity for top politicians, sky high price for the man in the street. But the Norwegian politicians saved the world, did they not?
 
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Re: norway

December 5th, 2021, 1:49 am

Lots of interesting questions here. The government who just took over after eight (?) years of conservative/populist rule (the blue-blue alliance) is probably the last in line of having caused this problem. The market price for electricity to end users increasing by some 400% is clearly a problem. Having said end users being charged the market spot price by the hour is arguably a bigger problem. It basically means putting the responsibility of making hard risk management decisions onto those who are the least qualified and equipped to handle them. Kind of like making home buyers take out floating rate mortgages with no cap, which is another Scandi tradition. Because, like, it’s hard for banks to manage interest rate exposure. It’s arguably insane to expect to be able to compete in the business of growing tomatoes and cucumbers in Norway in winter. It is, as a geographic reminder, cold and dark there, and those veggies need warmth and light. Well, unless you can buy electricity at an 80% discount to market prices. Then it’s not unlike running a business importing bauxite from South America, refining it into aluminum, and exporting that to faraway markets. All you need is cheap/free hydro power and a local tolerance for environmental damage. Which, in all fairness, is probably not that much of an issue with the greenhouse business. Should Norway close its borders to export of electricity? I don’t know, but I’m guessing that it would not sit well with its commitments to the EU. Which might call for a, wait, no-exit?