Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

May 16th, 2018 - 3:08 pm § in Misc.

Happy Norway Day!

The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17 in the year 1814. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom in an attempt to avoid being ceded to Sweden after Denmark–Norway’s devastating defeat in the Napoleonic Wars. The celebration of this day began spontan[...]

November 14th, 2017 - 1:35 am § in Donald Trump

A Norwegian Response to Trumped Nationalism

nATO, EUKnut Robert Knutsen Europeans DO provide for their own damned defense AND they’ve come to the aid of the US when attacked. Literally. Under the NATO agrreements for mutual defense so far only invoked in support of the US.  The US wants power and influence on a global scale and the abi[...]

July 13th, 2017 - 12:29 am § in Foreign Affairs

Norwegians raise cash to restore penis-shaped rock destroyed by vandals

SAVE THE TROLLPIKKEN The people of Norway donated around 227,000 kroner ($27,000) via a crowdfundingwebsite to reattach the rocky appendage to the cliff face after vandals dismembered it late last month.  [...]

April 9th, 2017 - 11:23 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Oslo Bomb Threat

‘Bomb-like device’ defused in downtown Oslo Police in the Norway have set off a controlled explosion of a “bomb-like device” found in a busy area in Oslo’s business district and also arrested a suspect. No damage has reportedly been caused by the device, which was found[...]

June 25th, 2016 - 8:47 am § in Misc.

Knute: What the Norwegians Think About Brexit

Knut Robert Knutsen It’s a split. There are some of the classic “No to EU” crowd that are ecstatic. Both on the right and the left. On the far right it’s because they hate the EU. Not the cheap goods and labour or being able to retire to sunny Spain- many North Europeans reti[...]

July 28th, 2014 - 9:46 am § in Misc.

Eid al Fitr North of the Artic Circle

Der Spiegle: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun   During Ramadan, Muslims fast until the sun goes down. But what if you live in a place where there is no sunset? The believers in Tromsø, Norway spent years searching for a solution to that conundrum. Now that they have found one, new problems [...]

February 6th, 2014 - 2:11 am § in Misc.

ZIVA’s Home: Norway’s Awesomeness

  The Huffington Post | 25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It’s home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people. Norway’s not cheap. But [...]

July 25th, 2011 - 6:50 am § in Misc.

Norway suspect member of Swedish Nazi web forum

I truly love Sweden.  This is painful. Two views of Sweden The suspect in the twin attacks that killed at least 92 people in Norway was a member of a Swedish neo-Nazi Internet forum, a group monitoring far-right activity said Saturday. “He created a profile in 2009, with a pseudonym that can [...]