Norwegian exceptionalism

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby ocelot » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:50 am

Those are some pretty neat-looking wind-sculpted forms you've got there. Almost never get anything like that here...

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:52 am

As you guys probably know, us Norskies are keen on sports, particularly of the winter variety. We do not only watch it on TV, we love the outdoors. Sports equipment is big business here and in our little town we have at least 5 fully stocked stores.
This is the TV ad for one, make sure you watch it all the way to the end. :mrgreen:
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:04 pm

2014 Winter Olympics medals per million people

1. Norway 5.20 medals per million people
2. Slovenia 4.00 medals per million people
=3. Latvia 2.00 medals per million people
=3. Austria 2.00 medals per million people
4. Sweden 1.58 medals per million people
5. Netherlands 1.43 medals per million people
6. Switzerland 1.38 medals per million people
7. Finland 0.93 medals per million people
8. Czech Republic 0.76 medals per million people
9. Canada 0.72 medals per million people
10. Belarus 0.63 medals per million people
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Not_Karl » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:53 pm

Marit Bjørgen (born 21 March 1980) is a Norwegian cross-country skier and six times Olympic champion from Midtre Gauldal, Norway. Bjørgen is the most successful female winter Olympian of all time.
Ole Einar Bjørndalen (born 27 January 1974) is a Norwegian professional biathlete, often referred to by the nickname "The King of Biathlon". He is the most medaled Olympian in the history of the Winter Games, with 13 medals.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:26 pm

Interesting statistics, thanks for sharing.
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2014 Winter Olympics medals per million people

1. Norway 5.20 medals per million people
2. Slovenia 4.00 medals per million people
=3. Latvia 2.00 medals per million people
=3. Austria 2.00 medals per million people
4. Sweden 1.58 medals per million people
5. Netherlands 1.43 medals per million people
6. Switzerland 1.38 medals per million people
7. Finland 0.93 medals per million people
8. Czech Republic 0.76 medals per million people
9. Canada 0.72 medals per million people
10. Belarus 0.63 medals per million people

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby OldSowBreath » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:09 pm

US - 9.333 medals per million people that signed up for obamacare.

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:11 pm

US - 9.333 medals per million people that signed up for obamacare.
Norway has "free" healt care, maybe why we are so healthy.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby reubee » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:25 pm

http://www.news.com.au/world/norwegian- ... 6884045928

Maybe I should try a different bait
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:19 pm

http://www.news.com.au/world/norwegian- ... 6884045928

Maybe I should try a different bait
It must be one hell of a battery in that dildo if it managed to swim from the location on the map to where the fish was caught.
Frilund, 64, has spent his spare time fishing in the waters around his home town of Eidsbygda, western Norway
I mean, Eidsbygda is not even on that map.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby el » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:34 am

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:09 am

That is so true, did that a couple of months ago when we had soft fluffy snow. Beer, Akevitt, Sauna with beer and Akevitt, more Akevitt and then head first into the snow. Cooled down and semi-sober in one go.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby el » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:30 am

That is so true, did that a couple of months ago when we had soft fluffy snow. Beer, Akevitt, Sauna with beer and Akevitt, more Akevitt and then head first into the snow. Cooled down and semi-sober in one go.
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I trust you were wearing more than just your underpants.... eh... nothing at all? :shock:

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:31 pm

I trust you are right.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby monchavo » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:48 pm

Sauna with beer and akkevit doesn't sound fun :(
Has anyone ever tried to smoke a cigar in a steamroom?

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby DeskFlyer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:41 am

I think it would be safe to assume that's been attempted.
Unless that's not a euphemism....
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby el » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:50 pm

Sauna with beer and akkevit doesn't sound fun :(
Has anyone ever tried to smoke a cigar in a steamroom?
Hey, you're talking about Norway. They certainly will be able to have all three plus sex in one go....

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:02 pm

Sauna with beer and akkevit doesn't sound fun :(
Has anyone ever tried to smoke a cigar in a steamroom?
Hey, you're talking about Norway. They certainly will be able to have all three plus sex in one go....
I'm not the bragging type.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby el » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:58 am

Sauna with beer and akkevit doesn't sound fun :(
Has anyone ever tried to smoke a cigar in a steamroom?
Hey, you're talking about Norway. They certainly will be able to have all three plus sex in one go....
I'm not the bragging type.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Fri May 23, 2014 9:15 pm

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Fri May 23, 2014 10:54 pm

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How the hell did you find that one? On the other hand, US iron is big here so I'm not surprised. Used to be part of that meself in the olden days, Lots of fun, beer and babes, still hooked up to one whose first drive with a fresh driver license was a '60 Pontiac Bonneville 2 door coupe.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Sat May 24, 2014 12:14 am

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Sat May 24, 2014 7:28 am

Yup, two tone, white and blue.......................if memory serves.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:18 pm

Norway expects Islamist terrorism attempt within 'a few days'
By Josh Levs, CNN
updated 8:05 AM EDT, Thu July 24, 2014

(CNN) -- Norway says it thinks Islamist terror could strike the country within a few days but does not know what the plot is, the country announced Thursday.

The Police Security Service "recently received information that individuals affiliated with an extreme Islamist group in Syria may have the intention of carrying out a terrorist action in Norway," the service said in a statement.

A preliminary investigation strengthened the credibility of the information, the statement said. "We also have information indicating that a terrorist action against Norway is planned to be carried out shortly -- probably in a few days.

"We have no information about who is behind such an attack, how it will be carried out, the target or in what way such an attack will be carried out. ... As the information is not specific and not very concrete but at the same time credible, it is difficult to give advice to the citizens of this country on how to act in this situation."

Security has been increased at airports, train stations, ports and major intersections, according to The Nordic Page, a Norwegian English-language news site.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/24/world/eur ... ?hpt=hp_t2
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:41 pm

Norway expects Islamist terrorism attempt within 'a few days'
By Josh Levs, CNN
updated 8:05 AM EDT, Thu July 24, 2014

(CNN) -- Norway says it thinks Islamist terror could strike the country within a few days but does not know what the plot is, the country announced Thursday.

The Police Security Service "recently received information that individuals affiliated with an extreme Islamist group in Syria may have the intention of carrying out a terrorist action in Norway," the service said in a statement.

A preliminary investigation strengthened the credibility of the information, the statement said. "We also have information indicating that a terrorist action against Norway is planned to be carried out shortly -- probably in a few days.

"We have no information about who is behind such an attack, how it will be carried out, the target or in what way such an attack will be carried out. ... As the information is not specific and not very concrete but at the same time credible, it is difficult to give advice to the citizens of this country on how to act in this situation."

Security has been increased at airports, train stations, ports and major intersections, according to The Nordic Page, a Norwegian English-language news site.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/24/world/eur ... ?hpt=hp_t2

Sorry, can't be bothered. Best summer ever here, sunny, dry and around 30 degrees C for more than two weeks now. And the preceding months have been pretty good as well. Three grand-kids off to Mallorca on Saturday, one of to Kenya a bit later, even flying domestic.. Probably more dangerous.
Haven't even read more than a couple of headlines. How to act? Who cares?
Off to the cabin tomorrow, will keep eyes peeled for moose and wasps. Those are tangible and scary.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Princess Leia » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:20 am

If you get bored with the moose and wasps I'd be more than happy to send you the bear and skunk that have been terrorizing, erm, i mean frequenting my neighborhood. Send me address ASAP.
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