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July 30th, 2018, 7:25 am

"Brainless tourists." ??

actually looks like they took down the bear before the bear picked their brain.

RIP Polar Bear
 
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July 30th, 2018, 11:34 am

Only a brainless a-hole tours around territories of wild and dangerous animals, in the company of an armed ranger. A brain is an organ which help one imagine what can happen and the likely impact of their actions. I doubt these kind of tourists are much of a feast for a brain amateur.
 
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August 11th, 2018, 5:19 am

Collector wrote:
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I though that advertisement just was to keep the britons out?

Norway to give free heroin to drug addicts
 
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Re: norway

August 11th, 2018, 8:45 am

ppauper wrote:
Collector wrote:
ppauper wrote:

I though that advertisement just was to keep the britons out?

Norway to give free heroin to drug addicts

Oslo now (at least when I last visited) reminds me of Amsterdam in the early 80s before the city introduced medical heroin therapy. It does improve addicts' life IMO.  The addicts tend to congregate near the Central Station. Unfortunately, methadon is used as a surrogate which in a sense is even worse. 
Cocaine is the drug of choice in the leafy suburbs. You tend not to see many homeless cocaine users.
 
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August 13th, 2018, 2:19 pm

This Country Is Trying To Make Eating Whale Meat 'Trendy'

https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/wha ... ndy-norway

Each year, Norwegian hunters kill hundreds of minke whales with harpoons, allowing them to die slow, painful deaths. The reason for hunting them is to sell the whales’ meat, yet very few people in Norway choose to eat whale meat anymore. But instead of killing fewer whales, the Norwegian government is doing something controversial — it’s trying to make eating whale meat “trendy.”
 
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August 13th, 2018, 2:26 pm

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This Country Is Trying To Make Eating Whale Meat 'Trendy'

https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/wha ... ndy-norway

Each year, Norwegian hunters kill hundreds of minke whales with harpoons, allowing them to die slow, painful deaths. The reason for hunting them is to sell the whales’ meat, yet very few people in Norway choose to eat whale meat anymore. But instead of killing fewer whales, the Norwegian government is doing something controversial — it’s trying to make eating whale meat “trendy.”

The government blocked Norwegian production off sports cars (Troll) in favor of fish. Without Troll sports cars, how can we be trendy? Most of us are obedient citizens, following government policy (in the last communist state?) !


"For several years now, Norway has been attempting to re-brand whale meat away from something associated with the older generation, and more commonly associated with coastal fishing communities, to something which has an increased appeal to younger people and can be sold in trendy restaurants in towns and cities,” McLellan told The Dodo. “The Norwegian government has directed public funds into research and promotional initiatives aiming to increase the market for whale products.”
 
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August 13th, 2018, 2:32 pm

Even the Icelanders have stopped whale fishing AFAIK.
 
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August 13th, 2018, 2:40 pm

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Even the Icelanders have stopped whale fishing AFAIK.

Norway and Japan only left? ahh and Denmark still do !

"Whaling in the Faroe Islands takes the form of beaching and slaughtering long-finned pilot whales, a type of dolphin drive hunting. It has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on these North Atlantic islands, and thus can be considered aboriginal whaling. It is mentioned in the Sheep Letter, a Faroese law from 1298, a supplement to the Norwegian Gulating law"  

Norway gave away both Greenland and Faroe to Denmark (big Big mistake)

Who kill most whales these days? Whale hunters or Plastic spreading M**rons? (including future consequences of their pollution) ?
 
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August 13th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Anyways, whale meat is probably a health risk because of the crap in the sea. It's the equivalent of cheap  beef from South America with antibiotics against foot and mouth disease. 

 It has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on these North Atlantic islands
Lots of things were practiced by the Vikings in the olde days..
 
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August 13th, 2018, 3:15 pm

"long-finned pilot whale neocortex has approximately 37.2 × 10^9 neurons, which is almost twice as many as humans"

Could they actually be smarter than humans, but not got so far technological due to lack of hands/fingers? Or too smart to develop polluting technology?

researchers claim not so, based on neuron density argument, but is it more than a hypothesis ?
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Re: norway

August 13th, 2018, 3:28 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
Even the Icelanders have stopped whale fishing AFAIK.

2018 "Iceland sets target of 191 kills as country resumes whaling"
"Authorities grant whalers a quota to hunt the endangered fin whale this summer after a two-year pause"
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/iceland-sets-target-of-191-kills-as-country-resumes-whaling

"The firm also has plans to collaborate with researchers from the University of Iceland to develop medicinal products made of whale blubber and bones, aimed at combating iron deficiency."

"The latest records from the Icelandic institute suggest there are about 40,000 in the north Atlantic ocean, up from 25,000 in 2006."
 
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Re: norway

August 13th, 2018, 4:28 pm

Collector wrote:
"long-finned pilot whale neocortex has approximately 37.2 × 10^9 neurons, which is almost twice as many as humans"

Could they actually be smarter than humans, but not got so far technological due to lack of hands/fingers? Or too smart to develop polluting technology?

researchers claim not so, based on neuron density argument, but is it more than a hypothesis ?

From HHGTG:
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
 
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August 31st, 2018, 6:00 pm

man felt 100 meters down form The Troll Wall in the Troll Peaks area

hopefully he survived! 

"The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, about 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) from its base to the summit of its highest point"
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