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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Sickbag » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:02 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/a ... iad-norway

Two players die at world chess event in Norway



Only in Norway.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:29 pm

Sickbag wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/aug/15/deaths-world-chess-olympiad-norway

Two players die at world chess event in Norway



Only in Norway.


Chess is a tough contact sport, or they tried the Akevitt.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Sickbag » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:23 am

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:02 pm

It seems that Per is at least a theoretical (and maybe a genuine) Kroner millionaire.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28882312
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:40 pm

Rabbi O'Genius wrote:It seems that Per is at least a theoretical (and maybe a genuine) Kroner millionaire.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28882312
Akevitt all round?

Yup, akevitt all around this weekend with friends at the cabin while we bask in the fact that:
The (Our) fund, worth about $800bn (£483bn), owns 1% of the entire world's stocks.

Maybe I should sell them some stocks in my company?
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:36 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29123468......

The Netherlands eh?
We used to send them to Australia....... ;)
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:29 am

Rabbi O'Genius wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29123468......

The Netherlands eh?
We used to send them to Australia....... ;)


Cheaper to ship them to the Netherlands.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:49 am

Aaaaaaand the decision is........................................................................................................................not OSLO, but the people of Norway!
We pulled the plug on our bid for the 2016 Winter Olympics. :mrgreen:
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IOC seems to think it was because of costs, but it was not the decisive factor, their requirements for free drinks, special lanes for their members, VIP this and VIP that, free this and free that totally pissed us off. The IOC rider was your average crazy rock star rider multiplied by a thousand. Although "secret" it was made public by a Norwegian newspaper, and that........was that.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/sports/oslo-withdraws-bid-for-2022-olympics-citing-high-cost-of-games.html?_r=0

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:10 pm

Interesting, although not surprising. We top the list yet again, while good old USoA is heading for the gutters. :shock:
http://www.prosperity.com/#!/
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:35 pm

Prosperity is overrated.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Not_Karl » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:03 pm

We're 46th, yay! :D :(

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby reubee » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:51 am

3rd but all we care about is beating Australia, exhibit A

A chance meeting between Prime Minister John Key and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at Darwin has sparked a "race to Beijing" between the two leaders' planes.

Key's airforce transport was refuelling at Darwin yesterday en route to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, which starts in China today, when Abbott's plane landed alongside it.

Dressed in a short sleeved shirt and jeans Abbott strolled across the Tarmac and joined Key in the terminal for a short impromptu meeting.

Then after posing for photos the two toured each other's planes to compare notes.

The conclusion from the New Zealand side was that Abbott's 737, which took off first after a handshake between the leaders on the tarmac, was smaller, slower and less comfortable than Key's airforce 757.

That launched the inevitable informal Anzac test and banter between the flight decks that ended in the Kiwis hauling in Abbott's 15 minute head start about three quarters of the way along the eight hour flight to Beijing.

But not before some tactical flying by the Australians who stationed themselves 4000 feet higher on the same flight path and blocked the Kiwis from gaining height, making them burn more fuel and preventing them overtaking sooner.

The bolt to Beijing was eventually won by the NZ plane by about 20 minutes.

The serious business of Key's at Apec starts today.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/63055794/Key-and-Abbot-race-planes-to-Beijing-Apec-talks
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:13 am

Verbal wrote:Prosperity is overrated.


Happiness is all, but money helps. Good to see you.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:21 am

Oi, Russkie, this be a Norskie thread.
Go swim in the Volga, drive a Lada, fly a Ilyushin or something else exciting.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:34 pm

Norway has produced quite possibly the greatest footballer in the history of the sport. At the young age of 16, he has signed with Real Madrid.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/22/football/real-madrid-martin-odegaard-transfer/index.html

"Norway is hit by a serious, serious Odegaard-fever," Norwegian News Agency's Espen Hartvig told CNN.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:38 am

Verbal wrote:Norway has produced quite possibly the greatest footballer in the history of the sport. At the young age of 16, he has signed with Real Madrid.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/22/football/real-madrid-martin-odegaard-transfer/index.html

"Norway is hit by a serious, serious Odegaard-fever," Norwegian News Agency's Espen Hartvig told CNN.


Good on him, but this has forced me to boycott all Viking media for the time being.
I can take no more of this football crap. :evil:
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby flyboy2548m » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:14 am

If he tries hard enough, maybe he'll become the white Freddy Adu.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:21 am

flyboy2548m wrote:If he tries hard enough, maybe he'll become the white Freddy Adu.


Had to Google Freddy, but no, our "man" will never become black.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby monchavo » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:25 am

Per,

Please may I have your commentary on this

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... s-know-how

Thanks!

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:50 pm

monchavo wrote:Per,

Please may I have your commentary on this

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... s-know-how

Thanks!


I can eat skrei, or cod three, four times a week. The fish itself, the head, cod roe, liver or best of all the tongue. I've had fish served all over Europe, the Americas including the Caribbean, Asia, Australia and Africa, but nothing beats fresh cod prepared with as little fuss as possible.
My SiL caught a 7.5 kg cod last Friday. I'm envious!
Just visited Iceland and we had the best prepared cod ever at two different locations. the Torfan Restaurant and at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik.
When I prepare cod I use a digital thermometer to monitor the internal temperature, to me 60 degrees C is just right.
I've also been fishing at Lofoten, although not during the skrei-season. Highly recommended.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby monchavo » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:15 am

Per, thanks. very interesting. I am very excited by the thought of consuming this fish. There is so much excitement of this nature in Norway!

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:15 pm

monchavo wrote:There is so much excrement of this nature in Norway!

I fixed your typo.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:55 am

Verbal wrote:
monchavo wrote:There is so much excrement of this nature in Norway!

I fixed your typo.


Yeah I know, we are flooded with it. German and Swedish sport fishers, American, Japanese and Chinese Midnight Sun, Whale and Aurora Borealis watchers, but what can we do? We're nice guys and prepared to share our splendor, at a price. Our price, in NOK, if you please.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:03 pm

Norway is at the forefront of technology. They are banning analog FM broadcasts in favor of digital signals.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/04/20/401026037/norway-becoming-first-country-to-eliminate-fm-radio
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