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Bird-chasing guards rip palace painting with bamboo sticks
www.thelocal.se ^ | 08/06/2009 | Charlotte West

Posted on 08/06/2009 2:07:03 PM PDT by WesternCulture

Bamboo-wielding guards at the royal palace in Stockholm have damaged a portrait of the first Bernadotte king while in hot pursuit of a renegade jackdaw, TV4 reports.

The jackdaw snuck into the royal cabinet meeting room via an open chimney. Royal guards, who were armed with bamboo sticks, chased the bird into the room as it flew directly at the painting.

In their attempts to apprehend the flying fugitive, the guards ripped a hole in Fredric Westin's 1838 portrait of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, who reigned as King Karl XIV of Sweden February 5, 1818 until his death on March 8, 1844.

The fate of the jackdaw remains unknown, but TV4 reported that the Royal Court now plans to put a net over the chimneys to prevent similar incidents in the future.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: art; bernadotte; bernadottes; jackdaw; karlxiv; stockholm; sweden

1 posted on 08/06/2009 2:07:04 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Similar misfortunes could happen anywhere:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9xR2MI2KQo


2 posted on 08/06/2009 2:08:28 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Royal Guards should use those sticks on Islamic invasion population taking over Malmo.


3 posted on 08/06/2009 2:09:43 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: WesternCulture

OTOH is a link in the middle of the article about the new birthday suit Swedish calendar some here might find of interest.


4 posted on 08/06/2009 2:13:05 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: WesternCulture

5 posted on 08/06/2009 2:13:42 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: WesternCulture
"How was work today, dear?"

"Well, I...uh...ruined a two-century old piece of art chasing a bird with a stick. How about you?"

6 posted on 08/06/2009 2:13:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: WesternCulture

“What about pointed sticks?”


7 posted on 08/06/2009 2:13:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WesternCulture

Jean-Baptiste!? Doesn’t sound very Swedish to me.
Did Napoleon conquer Sweden when I wasn’t looking?


8 posted on 08/06/2009 2:16:58 PM PDT by rahbert ("when they feel the heat they'll see the light")
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To: WesternCulture
Jackdaw....anything like a Jackalope?


9 posted on 08/06/2009 2:20:12 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Ladysmith

Thanks. That “jackdaw” has some pretty sharp looking talons. Weird grey eyes too. A perfect extra for a scary movie or a Rammstein music video.


10 posted on 08/06/2009 2:20:49 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: WesternCulture
oops....

20 lashes with a wet loofah!

FMCDH(BITS)

11 posted on 08/06/2009 2:21:33 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Frantzie
“Royal Guards should use those sticks on Islamic invasion population taking over Malmo.”

- Thanks for the advice, but I'd prefer to use lachrymatory agents and rubber bullets in response to the “religious manifestations” of certain immigrants in the southernmost part of my country.

Or even better; never allow them in.

Sweden is under no obligation, whatsoever, to act as the social security office of the world just because we are one of the few well developed industrialized nations with a balanced national budget.

Sweden is governed by PC morons (even though the Government of today constitutes a major improvement compared to the horrors of the 1970s and 1980s) but is in no way unique as far as ignorance goes.

Show me a Western nation of today where the majority of the inhabitants fully realizes the threat of Islam.

12 posted on 08/06/2009 2:27:30 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

So, government employees in Sweden are stupid and clumsy too! Guess it’s not an issue limited to US.


13 posted on 08/06/2009 2:28:36 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: WesternCulture

>>Show me a Western nation of today

Serbia, or is that not considered “Western”.


14 posted on 08/06/2009 2:29:31 PM PDT by swarthyguy (MEAT, the new tobacco. Your right to eat meat ends where my planetary ecosystem begins.)
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To: rahbert

“Jean-Baptiste!? Doesn’t sound very Swedish to me.
Did Napoleon conquer Sweden when I wasn’t looking?”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_XIV_John_of_Sweden


15 posted on 08/06/2009 2:29:40 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: bgill
Hopefully, those interested are women...
16 posted on 08/06/2009 2:31:42 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Impeach the sumbeech)
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To: WesternCulture

I agree. At least the Swedes do not elect them to run the country. I think instead of sticks used in Malmo a Bofors AK-5 is a better choice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ak_5


17 posted on 08/06/2009 2:34:08 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: WesternCulture

That headline is quite ambiguous.


18 posted on 08/06/2009 2:36:10 PM PDT by bvw
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To: reagan_fanatic

;)


19 posted on 08/06/2009 2:36:32 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: WesternCulture

And this matters, why?


20 posted on 08/06/2009 2:37:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (ACORN - Losers paid to protest ...The White House has an enemies list. Are you on it?)
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To: WesternCulture
Silly Brits probably aren't even allowed to have Red Riders.
21 posted on 08/06/2009 2:38:50 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: WesternCulture

Fools. If they had simply left the doors open and a trail of food out the door, the bird would have left on it’s own.

Or they could have had Bubba Clinton come and escort it our of the building.


22 posted on 08/06/2009 2:43:44 PM PDT by garyhope ( It's world war IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islamofascism.)
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To: swarthyguy

Serbia is a part of the Western world all right, but sometimes I wonder if not most of Serbia has surrendered to PC ideology. Serbia is a good example of a nation that resists Islam. But you can fight evil in a fruitful way and in an intelligent way. Serbia has always been hostile to all aspects of Austrian culture, among them, to Austrian skills of diplomacy. Patriotic Serbs must stop dreaming of big brother Russia to pave the way for them in the domain of Balkan affairs. Russia will never have that kind of power. Russia is only using Serbia as a disposable piece in a giant game of chess. I’m not hostile to Serbia. I might not believe in killing innocent Muslim children and raping their mothers, but on the other hand, I can’t see why Serbia should hand over parts of their territory to Albanians just because the UN says so. In this sense, Serbia has many allies. Regardless of Milošević, Kosovo belongs to Serbia.


23 posted on 08/06/2009 2:46:58 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: GOPJ

“And this matters, why?”

- Don’t you have things like precious art where you live?


24 posted on 08/06/2009 2:48:28 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

I bet Billy Mays would have had a product to fix that good as new.


25 posted on 08/06/2009 2:53:00 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: bvw
“That headline is quite ambiguous.”

- My English isn't especially good, but at least, I can see why the staff of www.thelocal.com don't work for The Times.

26 posted on 08/06/2009 2:53:35 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Something about chasing birds makes palace guards dislike paintings of bamboo sticks.

Or maybe the palace is named “Chasing-Birds” and the guards died while painting bamboo sticks.

I just can’t figure it out.


27 posted on 08/06/2009 3:05:03 PM PDT by bvw
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To: WesternCulture

Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.

(Eat your heart out, quick brown fox!)


28 posted on 08/06/2009 3:10:25 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Typical "Rightwing Extremist")
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To: WesternCulture

We have shotguns in this country.


29 posted on 08/06/2009 3:20:19 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: WesternCulture

Perhaps a net would have been more effective...


30 posted on 08/06/2009 3:25:51 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: dfwgator

At least they weren’t armed with bananas!


31 posted on 08/06/2009 3:33:58 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: WesternCulture

>.I can’t see why Serbia should hand over parts of their territory to Albanians just because the UN says so. I

More than the UN, it was the bombing campaign carried out by the USA that accomplished that.


32 posted on 08/07/2009 12:15:11 PM PDT by swarthyguy (MEAT, the new tobacco. Your right to eat meat ends where my planetary ecosystem begins.)
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