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    09/19/2008 6:10:41 PM PDT · by MaryAnne · 6 replies · 210+ views
    OBAMA'S MONEY CZAR OWNS HOTEL HOSTING AHMADINEJAD Penny Pritzker, national finance chair of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, is the owner of the Hyatt, the hotel hosting the genocidal Hitler wannabee, Ahmadinejad. This is the latest in an assault on Israel and Jewish Americans. Obama and co. strong armed and bullied the craven organizers of the Anti-Ahmadinejad rally to disinvite Pro-Israel supporter Sarah Palin. Clearly Obama's chief fundraiser could refuse to host the Ahmadinejad at her hotel. Instead, she has rolled out the red carpet. It was bad enough that Obama would not send someone to represent him at the anti-Ahmadinejad...
  • Breivik describes hunting down panicked teens

    04/20/2012 11:21:33 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 30 replies
    In testimony too graphic for any parent to hear, Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik shocked an Oslo courtroom as he calmly described hunting down teenagers on an island summer camp. As his words rolled out, survivors and victims' relatives of the July 22 massacre hugged and sobbed, trying to comfort each other. That testimony was also broadcast to 17 other courtrooms in Norway where others affected by the attacks were gathered, but was not carried live on Norwegian television. The 33-year-old Norwegian left out no detail from his rampage, explaining how he shot panicked youths at point-blank range. 69,...
  • Norway killer wanted to behead former premier, kill all 569 people on island

    04/20/2012 2:05:43 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 16 replies
    There were 569 people on the island the day that Anders Behrig Breivik opened fire — and he told a court on Thursday he would have liked to kill them all — including beheading former premier Gro Harlem Brundtland. He also said he wanted to post a video of Bruntland’s execution on the Internet. Breivik murdered 77 people last July, in the Utoya island shooting spree and an Oslo bombing. In addition to beheading the former premier, Breivik planned three — not one — car bombs and a death toll of several hundred people. In the bomb attack in Oslo,...
  • Breivik to US Pen Pal: How Can We Work Together?

    04/19/2012 11:34:30 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 5 replies
    A Massachusetts "pen pal" of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has stepped forward to publicly declare his esteem for the gunman and his battle against "cultural Marxism and the Islamization of Norway." Kevin Forts, 23, made the front page of Norway newspaper VG, which printed excerpts from letters believed to be written by Breivik to the young Worcester man, saying: "I have received letters from supporters in 20 countries, but you appear to be someone who can write well. Yes, I am absolutely interested in discussing ideological issues with you, and am thinking about how we can work together." Forts...
  • Norwegian Spree Killer Anders Behring Breivik Obsessed with Warcraft Videogame

    04/16/2012 8:41:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 April, 2012 | Robert Farago
    Anders Behring Breivik’s on trial for the murder of 77 people last July: killing eight people with a bomb planted in Oslo’s government district and shooting 69 people (mostly children) at the Labor Party’s youth camp on Utoya island outside the capital. The Norwegian spree killer’s claiming he launched his shooting and bombing attacks in self-defense—a plea designed to afford Breivik an opportunity to air his anti-Islamic views. As the AP reports, Breivik wasted no time taking advantage of the live worldwide coverage of his prosecution . . . Dressed in a dark suit and sporting a thin beard along...
  • Norway mass killer deemed sane in new finding.

    04/10/2012 10:31:02 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 April 12 | Staff
    Anders Behring Breivik was sane when he killed 77 people in attacks he saw as punishing pro-immigration "traitors" in Norway, a psychiatric team said on Tuesday, contradicting a prior report that found him psychotic. The new report could give judges grounds to sentence Breivik to prison instead of a psychiatric facility. Breivik himself has insisted he is mentally stable and demanded that his attacks - the most violent in Norway since World War Two - be judged as political militancy and not the work of a deranged mind. Breivik, 33, has admitted detonating a bomb that killed eight people at...
  • Experts: Norway mass murder suspect sane

    04/10/2012 6:28:49 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 9 replies
    Anders Behring Breivik was charged last month with committing acts of terror and voluntary homicide. He is accused of killing eight people in a bomb attack in Oslo, then going to Utoya Island outside the city and systematically gunning down 69 more people, many of them teens and young adults. Breivik has pleaded not guilty, though he has admitted carrying out the attacks, according to the judge handling his case previously. In November, prosecutors said psychiatrists had determined Breivik was paranoid and schizophrenic at the time of the attacks and during 13 interviews experts conducted with him afterward. The Tuesday...

    04/02/2012 8:34:51 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 19 replies
    Geir Lippestad will definitely cause some controversy with the approach he plans to take in the upcoming trial of Anders Breivik, Norway’s infamous extreme-right terrorist. For starters, Lippestad, Breivik’s defense attorney, intends to place Mullah Krekar -- an Islamist extremist from Kurdish Iraq who has been living in Norway since 1991-- on the witness stand. In an interview with Le Monde, Lippestad outlined his strategy for this exceptional trial, which is scheduled to begin April 16, less than eight months after the double attack on July 22, 2011, in which 77 people died. The majority of the victims were attending...
  • Norway Murderer Wanted to Assassinate Obama

    04/01/2012 8:55:39 PM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | April 2, 2012 | Elad Benin
      Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bloody massacre in Norway, considered assassinating President Barack Obama.   Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bloody massacre in Norway last year, considered an attempt at the life of U.S. President Barack Obama, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday, citing Norwegian media. According to the reports, Breivik planned to kill Obama as he visited Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. The local Dagbladetnewspaper reported that Breivik wanted to kill Obama in protest of the prize, which he said is traditionally awarded to people of...
  • Judge sentences Mullah Krekar to five years in prison for making threats

    03/27/2012 8:09:05 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 1 replies ^ | 26 March 2012 | Staff
    Norway has been unable to deport radical Islamic cleric Mullah Krekar but found a way on Monday to keep him in confinement at least for a few years. A city judge in Oslo sentenced Krekar on Monday to five years in jail for making threats against a former government minister and several identified Muslims who he felt have abandoned their faith. It was here, at a meeting with members of the Foreign Press Association in Oslo, that Mullah Krekar made death threats against former cabinet minister Erna Solberg. PHOTO: Nina Berglund/Views and News The sentence was exactly what prosecutors had...
  • Mullah Krekar gets five years for death threats

    03/26/2012 3:20:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 11+ views
    THE - Norway's News In Englisn ^ | Published: 26 Mar 2012 03:11 GMT+1
Updated: 26 Mar 2012 03:18 GMT+1 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The 55-year-old mullah, whose real name is Najmeddine Faraj Ahmad and who has lived in Norway since 1991, founded the Ansar al-Islam group. He was found guilty of threatening the life of Erna Solberg, an ex-minister who signed his expulsion order in 2003 because he was considered a threat to national security. "Norway will pay a heavy price for my death," he said during a meeting with international media in June 2010. "If for example Erna Solberg deports me and I die as a result, she will suffer the same fate," he said in Arabic. "I don't know who...
  • ‘Peace, They Say’ (What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize?)

    03/25/2012 11:31:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 23, 2012 | Andrew Roberts
    PEACE, THEY SAY: A HISTORY OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, THE MOST FAMOUS AND CONTROVERSIAL PRIZE IN THE WORLD Jay Nordlinger What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize, which once was easily the world’s most prestigious award? Consider that in 1953, Albert Schweitzer and Gen. George C. Marshall were honored on the same day (with Winston Churchill winning the prize for literature, incidentally). Then fast-forward four decades to the 1990s when it was won by Yasser Arafat and Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the Guatemalan who supported murderous Communist guerrillas and has been accused of fabricating parts of her...
  • Amazing Danish TV Clip Ridicules Obama’s Robotic, ‘Copycat’ Statements

    03/24/2012 9:38:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 24, 2012 | Mike Opelka
    World leaders are frequently stopping by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to meet with the President and First Lady. Less than ten days ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron popped over for some meetings, a press conference filled with jovial banter, and a celeb-packed State Dinner. On March 5th, Obama told Benjamin Netanyahu, “We‘ll always have Israel’s back.” However, when it comes to some of our other allies around the world, the President (or his speech writers) seem to have a problem coming up with an original compliment. Witness this report from Thomas Buch-Anderson, a Danish TV host who collected some of...
  • Norway Reaffirms Its Purchase of the F-35 But Looks to Spread Out Cost of Aircraft

    03/24/2012 7:47:48 PM PDT · by U-238 · 1+ views
    Ottowa Citizen ^ | 3/23/2012 | Defense Watch
    This is from NorwayÂ’s Ministry of Defence, followed with a statement from Lockheed Martin: On Friday the 23rd of March, 2012, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence released the new White Paper for the Norwegian Defence Sector. The paper builds on the significant improvements made over the course of the previous years while ensuring that the Norwegian Armed Forces remain capable of meeting both current and future operational requirements. The plan covers the four-year period from 2013-1016. During the course of this plan, NorwayÂ’s defence budget, already among the highest in Europe pr. capita, projects a real-term increase of 7%. This...
  • 'Maybe the copy key got stuck on the presidential speechwriter's keyboard.'

    03/24/2012 11:19:24 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 24 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3/24/2012 | Rick Moran
    This one is worth a chortle or two. It reminds us how lucky we are to have such a smart president - at least that's what we're told, eh? Weekly Standard: Thomas Buch-Andersen, host of the Danish TV show Detektor, mocked President Obama's political rhetoric in a recent episode. "Obama used a metaphor from boxing to explain Denmark's role in the world," says Buch-Andersen, introducing the segment. He then roles the tape. "That's fairly typical of the way that Danes have punched above their weight in international affairs," President Obama says at a press availability in the Oval Office with...
  • China, Marx, USA or Scandinavia?

    03/24/2012 6:40:20 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 19 replies · 1+ views
    03/24/2012 | WesternCulture
    Everyone knows the US today is the single most powerful nation on Earth and corners of Europe like Switzerland, Scandinavia and Luxemburg are the richest (yes, Qatar is pretty rich too). But what part, if any, will lead the World in say 200 years from now? Marxists claim the US is heading for a fall. Perhaps it is, but don't expect North Korea or Cuba to take its place. Hundreds of times, I've been telling members of this forum what is right about Scandinavia. We dare to stand up for freedom of speech, we dare to fight Islamofascism, we dare...
  • Lockheed welcomes Norway backing of F-35 fighter

    03/23/2012 7:22:44 PM PDT · by U-238
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 3/23/2012 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    Lockheed Martin Corp on Friday welcomed news that Norway planned to increase its order for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets by four planes, and was considering pulling forward the delivery of two initial training jets by one year to 2015. Lockheed said the move showed the Norwegian government's "trust and confidence" in the F-35 program, and pledged to work closely with the Norwegian government to accommodate and implement its revamped plans. Lockheed is developing three variants of the radar-evading new fighter for the U.S. military and the eight partner countries that are helping fund its development: Britain, Norway, Canada, Denmark,...
  • Arctic Test of the PUMA Armored Infantry Combat Vehicle In Lakselv, Norway

    03/20/2012 9:27:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Arctic Test of the PUMA Armored Infantry Combat Vehicle In Lakselv, Norway (Source: BWB German Defence Procurement Agency; issued March 19, 2012) For the purpose of evidencing the mission capability of the PUMA armored infantry combat vehicle in harsh winter conditions, the arctic test of the vehicle takes place in one of Europe’s coldest regions. After having started road transport in Kassel, Germany, the production vehicles of the PUMA armored infantry combat vehicle have arrived in the Allied Training Center in Porsangmoen, Norway, three weeks later. Over a period of approximately three months the extreme tests will be conducted far...
  • Luftwaffe wreck sites in Norway

    03/18/2012 5:30:10 AM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies ^ | 18 March 2012 | Kjell Sørensen
    Saw this listed on another forum, http://www.militaryphotos.netA gent has taken the time to gather info regarding downed aircraft.Interesting stuff.Luftwaffe wreck sites in Norway
  • Apparent wreckage of Norwegian plane found in Sweden

    03/16/2012 6:46:04 PM PDT · by U-238 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/16/2012 | Walter Gibbs and Anna Ringstrom
    A rescue team found the likely debris of a missing Norwegian military transport aircraft in the Arctic near the top of Sweden's highest mountain on Friday, Swedish officials said. There was no immediate sign of any survivors among the five Norwegian officers who had been aboard. The Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport craft lost contact with air traffic controllers at 1353 GMT on Thursday in high winds and snow as it took part in a 15-nation military exercise organised by Norway. After a frustrating air and ground search by Swedish, Danish and Norwegian rescue teams, an aircraft crew spotted apparent...
  • Norway launches search for missing C-130J

    03/16/2012 12:31:28 AM PDT · by U-238
    Flight Global ^ | 3/16/2012 | Stephen Trimble
    Norway has launched a search and rescue mission for a Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules transport with five crew members aboard that went missing about 15:50 local time on 15 March. A Westland Sea King helicopter from Bodo air base and a Lockheed P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft from Andoya air base are searching the C-130's last known position, according to the Rescue Coordination Centre of North Norway. Danish military helicopters have also been assigned to the activity, the Norwegian armed forces says in a statement. The C-130J was last reported on radar slightly west of Kiruna in northern Sweden at...
  • Muslim Gangs Terrorize Denmark

    03/14/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 36 replies ^ | 14MAR12 | Soeren Kern
    More than 140 Muslim gang members were arrested in Denmark after they tried to raid a courthouse where two fellow Muslims are being tried for attempted murder. The Muslims -- all members of criminal street gangs that have taken over large parts of Danish towns and cities -- were wearing masks and bullet-proof vests and throwing rocks and bottles as they tried to force their way into the district courthouse in Glostrup, a heavily Islamized suburb of Copenhagen, on March 6. Police used batons and pepper spray to fend off the gang members, who were armed with an arsenal of...
  • Sweden sparks row over who owns 'Nordic Model'

    03/14/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies ^ | 03/14/2012 | AFP/The Local
    The successful trademark registration of “Nordic Model” by Sweden’s Social Democrats has prompted a sharp reaction from the rest of the Nordic region's political establishment. The move has led other political bodies to protest the Social Democrats' move, which has put the question of who created the Nordic Model into ever sharper focus. "We may have understood if they had (trademarked) the 'Swedish Model', but when it comes to the 'Nordic Model' we have no choice but to protest," Jens-Erik Enestam, who heads the Nordic Council representing opposition parties from across the region, said in a statement Tuesday. Sweden's opposition...
  • Pampering the Oslo Killer

    03/11/2012 10:40:38 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 5 replies
    On March 5, public prosecutors finally served a formal indictment against Anders Behring Breivik, who on July 22 of last year parked a car containing a 950-kilogram homemade bomb with a seven-minute fuse outside the main government office building in Oslo – which, when it exploded, ended up rocking much of the downtown area and killing eight people – then drove out of town, took a ferry to the island of Utøya, where the annual Labor Party youth camp was underway, and, dressed in an outfit that was intended to resemble a police uniform, used a rifle and a pistol...
  • Norway F-35 decision about 4 to 5 weeks away

    03/08/2012 10:51:12 PM PST · by U-238 · 8 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 3/8/2012 | Flight Global
    Norway's defence secretary Roger Ingebrigtsen and an entourage of military officials visited the F-35 test force at Edwards AFB, California, during the last week of February. The visit to the desert base comes at a time when Norway is trying to finalise how many aircraft it will ultimately buy. "Right now we're in the process where the Norwegian government is about to make a recommendation to their parliament as far as how many F-35s we want to buy and where we should base these aircraft," says Major Eystein Kvarving, a spokesman for the Norwegian Defence Ministry on 29 February in...
  • Nobel Foundation rejects Peace Prize criticism

    03/08/2012 7:11:54 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 23 replies ^ | 03/08/2012 | AFP/The Local
    The Nobel Foundation, which administrates the prestigious prizes in line with the will of Alfred Nobel, on Thursday rejected criticism of recent choices for the Peace Prize. "Despite that many lively discussions have been held on whether the chosen Peace Prize laureates fulfilled the prescribed provisions, the Foundation does not consider that the prize decisions made by the Norwegian Nobel Committee have entailed any such deviation," it said in a statement. Swedish authorities had asked the foundation to look into claims from Fredrik Heffermehl, a lawyer and author of the book "The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted," that...
  • Norway upbeat on F-35; Florida test flight set

    03/05/2012 7:11:04 PM PST · by U-238 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/4/2012 | Reuters
    Norway's No. 2 defense official said he was more upbeat about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program than in a long time after visiting a test site in California last week and meeting with the eight other partners on the program. Defense State Secretary Roger Ingebrigsten said on Monday that Norway was finalizing its plans to buy "approximately 50 fighters," but did not expect any significant cost increases to its order. Lockheed Martin Corp is developing three variants of the radar-evading, supersonic fighter jet for the United States and eight partner countries - Canada, Britain, Australia, Turkey, Denmark, Norway, Italy...
  • Russia Complains About Norwegian Defenses

    03/02/2012 10:37:08 PM PST · by U-238 · 24 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 3/2/2012 | Strategy Page
    Russia has threatened Norway with unspecified retaliation if Norway goes along with American suggestions that five Norwegian Nansen class frigates, equipped with the Aegis radar system, are upgraded to use the Aegis BMD (Ballistic Missile Defense) system. Norway has gotten this kind of abuse from Russia in the past, which was the main reason Norway joined NATO (as one of the founding members, in 1949). Norway does not like giving in to these threats, especially since they recently concluded 40 years of negotiations to settle a maritime border dispute with Russia. This enables both countries to proceed with oil and...
  • Scandinavian Ancestry -- Tracing Roots to Azerbaijan

    12/15/2001 2:43:28 PM PST · by spycatcher · 56 replies · 3,406+ views
    Azerbaijan International ^ | Summer 2000 | Thor Heyerdahl
        Summer 2000 (8.2) Scandinavian Ancestry Tracing Roots to Azerbaijan by Thor Heyerdahl Above: Thor Heyerdahl with Peruvian children who still construct traditional boats made of reeds, the principle material that enabled early migrations on trans-oceanic voyages. Courtesy: Thor Heyerdahl. Archeologist and historian Thor Heyerdahl, 85, has visited Azerbaijan on several occasions during the past two decades. Each time, he garners more evidence to prove his tantalizing theory - that Scandinavian ancestry can be traced to the region now known as Azerbaijan. Heyerdahl first began forming this hypothesis after visiting Gobustan, an ancient cave dwelling found 30 miles ...
  • F-35 cost squabble in Norway

    02/28/2012 7:21:03 PM PST · by U-238 · 18 replies
    The Foreigner ^ | 2/28/212 | Lyndsey Smith
    Tri-partite Coalition Party the Socialist Left (SV) has called for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter price not to exceed the defence budget of 40 billion kroner. Labour (Ap) wishes to allocate extra money, whilst the Centre Party (Sp) will not comment. Bård Vegar Solhjell, SV’s parliamentary leader, believes that an aging population, climate and education are more important. He told Aftenposten, “Few would argue that military threats are among our most important challenges. We cannot live with the fact that the armed forces and national insurance being the only major initiatives forward, without caring about education and the climate.” Decisions...
  • 'Too many Bulgarians in Bulgaria'

    02/23/2012 2:27:50 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 36 replies
    Aftenposten via ^ | 22 February 2012 | Nina Berglund
    A Norwegian family who traveled on a package tour to Bulgaria filed a formal complaint and demanded a refund, because most of the other guests at the hotel where they were staying were Bulgarians. The Hotel Sveti Toma in Bulgaria, shown here on one of many booking sites. The Norwegian family traveled to Bulgaria, but wanted to vacation with other Norwegians, not Bulgarians. PHOTO: The family conceded in its complaint that the Hotel Sveti Toma itself and its vacation facilities were fine, reported newspaper Aftenposten on Wednesday. They had wanted, however, to spend their holiday with other Scandinavians, and...
  • Operation Unthinkable (Churchills Plan for War with the Soviet Union)

    11/16/2001 1:23:50 PM PST · by tonycavanagh · 49 replies · 6,732+ views
    Within days of the defeat of Germany in World War II, Winston Churchill ordered his war cabinet to draw up contingency plans for an offensive against Stalin that would lead to ``the elimination of Russia'', according to top secret British documents. The resulting battle plan included the use of up to 100,000 German troops to back up half a million British and American soldiers attacking through northern Germany. It assumed that Stalin would invade Turkey, Greece, Norway and the oilfields of Iraq and Iran in retaliation and launch extensive sabotage operations in France and the Low Countries. A 29-page report, ...
  • India and Norway in diplomatic spat over children taken into care

    02/09/2012 10:51:10 AM PST · by JimWayne · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 24 Jan 2012 | Dean Nelson
    India and Norway are embroiled in a diplomatic row after Norwegian social workers took two young Indian children into care because they slept with their parents and their mother fed them with her fingers – both widespread and normal in India.
  • Vikings were successful at invading, alright, but did they also bring.. wisdom?

    02/08/2012 9:13:50 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 39 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02/09/2012 | WesternCulture
    Our offspring and culture is the most successful feature of the History of Mankind. Ancient Rome and Greece have nothing on Scandinavia of today, nor what we did some centuries after Rome came down. No, I'm not a Racist - and I furthermore am more than a true friend of Italy and Greece. But I do not believe there's a point in denying the fact that Viking Culture has played a major role in shaping the World of today. Have a look at it. Britain, North America, Scandinavia, Germany, etc. in one way or another, all were formed by the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Trees, Stars, Aurora!

    02/08/2012 9:26:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | February 09, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you ever seen an aurora? Auroras are occurring again with increasing frequency. With the Sun being unusually dormant over the past four years, the amount of Sun-induced auroras has been unusually low. More recently, however, our Sun has become increasingly active and exhibiting a greater abundance of sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections. Solar activity like this typically expels charged particles into the Solar System, some of which may trigger Earthly auroras. Two weeks ago, beyond trees and before stars, a solar storm precipitated the above timelapse displays of picturesque auroras above Ravnastua, Skoganvarre and Lakselv, Norway. Curtains...
  • Norway court convicts two in bomb plot

    01/30/2012 5:33:54 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian of Chinese Muslim origin with alleged links to al Qaeda was convicted Monday of plotting to blow up a Danish newspaper that had printed cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Mikael Davud, who was accused of leading a bomb plot, had admitted he intended some day to attack Chinese interests like the Chinese embassy in Oslo but he was charged only with plotting to bomb the Danish newspaper.
  • Kimmirut site suggests early European contact [ Vikings ]

    09/15/2008 8:58:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Nunatsiaq News ^ | September 12, 2008 | Jane George
    Vikings - or perhaps other Europeans - may have set up housekeeping and traded with Inuit 1,000 years ago near today's community of Kimmirut. That's the picture of the past emerging from ancient artifacts found near Kimmirut, where someone collected Arctic hare fur and spun the fur into yarn and someone else carved notches into a wooden stick to record trading transactions. Dorset Inuit probably didn't make the yarn and tally sticks because yarn and wood weren't part of Inuit culture at that time, said Patricia Sutherland, an archeologist with the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Other artifacts from the area,...
  • DNA Tests Debunk Blond Inuit Legend

    10/31/2003 8:11:18 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 404+ views
    CBC News ^ | 10-28-2003 | CBC News staff
    DNA tests debunk blond Inuit legend Last Updated Tue, 28 Oct 2003 11:36:10 CAMBRIDGE BAY, NUNAVUT - Two Icelandic scientists have shot holes in the theory of the missing Norse tribes of the Arctic. Agnar Helgason and Gisli Palsson say their DNA tests have failed to find any evidence that Europeans mingled genetically with Inuit half a millennium ago. Agnar Helgason The scientists made the statement after a visit to Cambridge Bay last week. Rumours of blue-eyed, blond-haired Inuit have circulated through the Arctic since the turn of the century. They were thought to possibly descend from a group of...
  • DNA Study To Settle Ancient Mystery About Mingling Of Inuit, Vikings

    09/02/2003 11:38:57 AM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 13,787+ views
    Cnews Canada ^ | 9-2-2003 | Bob Weber
    DNA study to settle ancient mystery about mingling of Inuit, Vikings By BOB WEBER (CP) - A centuries-old Arctic mystery may be weeks away from resolution as an Icelandic anthropologist prepares to release his findings on the so-called "Blond Eskimos" of the Canadian North. "It's an old story," says Gisli Palsson of the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. "We want to try to throw new light on the history of the Inuit." Stories about Inuit with distinct European features - blue eyes, fair hair, beards - living in the central Arctic have their roots in ancient tales of Norse settlements...
  • Inukpasuit, Inuit and Viking contact in ancient times

    02/18/2009 6:45:35 AM PST · by BGHater · 16 replies · 814+ views
    The Arctic Sounder ^ | 12 Feb 2009 | Ronald Brower
    There are many stories of ‘Qavlunaat,’ white-skinned strangers who were encountered in Inuit-occupied lands in times of old. Stories of contact between these foreign people and Inuit were passed down the generations and used mostly to scare children to behave “or the Qavlunaat will get them.” This sparked my curiosity to explore both sides of the encounters from written records and Inuit oral legends to see if some of these events can be correlated. One must recall that these legends were passed down orally in the Inupiaq language. Inuit myths and legends of contact with other people were passed from...
  • Strand of Ancient Yarn Suggests Early European Presence in Canada

    07/21/2004 10:54:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 483+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 8, 2001 | editors
    Patricia Sutherland, a Canadian archaeologist, announced that she had found a 10 foot strand of ancient yarn in a collection of Dorset artifacts from Northern Baffin Island that were lying uncataloged here at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where she is a curator. Since the Dorset, forerunners of today's Inuit inhabitants of northern Canada, at the time dressed only in cut and stitched skins, the yarn implied contact with the Norse. Now, as she studies of Canadian collections of native artifacts, she says, "I am finding new Norse materials every couple of weeks. It suggests there was a significant...
  • Norwegian Air orders 122 Boeing 737s, 100 Airbus A320s

    01/25/2012 5:25:49 PM PST · by Dagnabitt · 15 replies
    The Everett Washington Herald ^ | January 25, 2012 | Michele Dunlop
    Norwegian Air has signed deals valued at $21.5 billion for 222 Boeing Co. and Airbus single-aisle aircraft, the carrier said Wednesday. The carrier ordered 100 of Boeing's new 737 MAX jets and 22 of Boeing's existing 737 aircraft. Its Boeing's largest order ever from a European airline, Boeing said. The Boeing order is valued at $11.4 billion at list prices, though airlines negotiate discounts, especially on large orders like this one.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- January Aurora Over Norway

    01/24/2012 6:45:23 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | January 24, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's that in the sky? An aurora. A large coronal mass ejection occurred on our Sun five days ago, throwing a cloud of fast moving electrons, protons, and ions toward the Earth. Although most of this cloud passed above the Earth, some of it impacted our Earth's magnetosphere and resulted in spectacular auroras being seen at high northern latitudes. Pictured above is a particularly photogenic auroral corona captured last night above Grotfjord, Norway. To some, this shimmering green glow of recombining atmospheric oxygen might appear as a large eagle, but feel free to share what it looks like to...
  • Amazing time-lapse video: Aurora Borealis at Tromvik Norway (12 hours ago)

    01/22/2012 9:27:58 PM PST · by bd476 · 26 replies
    Vimeo Video ^ | January 22, 2012 | Helge Mortensen
    This is astonishing beauty. One has to believe in God when seeing such splendor! Here's another time-lapse video of the aurora borealis from tonight in Norway: Aurora Time lapse from Kattfjorden (Norway) Here is the photographer who got these beautiful shots: Helge Mortensen Tromsø, Norway I mostly shoot the aurora borealis/Northern lights in the winter season. In the summer I really enjoy the midnight sun and the incredible light you get. I take all kind of pictures but my sweet spot is landscapes that includes the ocean. I do bracketed shots if it benefits the image. But I...
  • 'Anti-Islamic' band nominated for Norway's top music prize [libs. upset]

    01/15/2012 6:35:22 PM PST · by Milagros · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 13, 2012
    Black metal band notorious for lyrics attacking Muslims nominated for Norwegian answer to the Grammys Controversial nomination … Norwegian band Taake have lyrics attacking Muslims A notoriously "anti-Islamic" band has been nominated for Norway's top metal prize. Taake are one of six nominees for a prestigious Spellemann award, despite a song that declares: "To hell with Muhammad and the Muhammadans!" "Norway will soon awaken!" read the lyrics to Orkan (Hurricane), on Taake's album Noregs Vaapen. The Spellemanns are Norway's equivalent of the Brits or the Grammys, and Noregs Vaapen is nominated for best metal album. Elsewhere on Orkan, singer Ørjan...
  • Big oil and gas finds in northern Europe

    01/12/2012 12:40:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published 10 January 2012 | Updated 11 January 2012 | ( with Reuters)
    Norway’s Statoil has made a second big oil discovery in the Barents Sea in less than a year and predicted more discoveries to come in the region. The new oil find, called Havis, may hold between 200 million and 300 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). The new find combined with the previous and nearby discovery, Skrugard, could provide between 400 million and 600 million BOE, Statoil said yesterday (9 January). "This is extremely positive," said John Olaisen, an analyst at the Carnegie investment banking firm in Oslo. "This is an important strategic asset in a new oil region, so...
  • Fiery Muslim leader to leave Norway

    01/05/2012 5:12:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | Published: Jan. 5, 2012 at 6:25 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "OSLO, Norway, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Muslim extremist leader facing terrorism charges from his Norwegian hosts said this week he's planning on leaving for his native Kurdistan. Najmaddin Faraj, who goes by the name Mullah Krekar, in the 1990s was one of the co-founders of the Kurdish extremist group Ansar al-Islam, which Western officials say has links to al-Qaida." SNIPPET: "Krekar is due in Oslo District Court next month to face terrorism charges, the news agency said. Should he instead return to Kurdistan, he won't be facing any charges from the PUK, a party lawyer told Rudaw."
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Full Sky Aurora Over Norway

    01/02/2012 9:40:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    NASA ^ | January 03, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Higher than the highest building, higher than the highest mountain, higher than the highest airplane, lies the realm of the aurora. Auroras rarely reach below 60 kilometers, and can range up to 1000 kilometers. Aurora light results from energetic electrons and protons striking molecules in the Earth's atmosphere. Frequently, when viewed from space, a complete aurora will appear as a circle around one of the Earth's magnetic poles. The above wide angle image, horizontally compressed, captured an unexpected auroral display that stretched across the sky one month ago over eastern Norway.
  • Snubbed millionaire's brutal attack on girlfriend ( Ahmed AL Ajati )

    01/03/2012 12:38:00 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Dubai Media ^ | January 03, 2012
    A Norwegian girl was brutally attacked by her boyfriend as she refused to marry him. Twenty four year old Sulvy Leopreez Sakkur was severely beaten by her Egyptian millionaire boyfriend. The lady confirmed the news in an interview with Al Wafd newspaper. She identified her boyfriend as Ahmed AL Ajati, the son of Egyptian millionaire Yahiya Al Ajati. She said, “The reason behind this was because I refused to marry him and asked him to end our relationship". Sulvy said she feared to speak up about her ordeal for fear of being punished more by the businessman and his son.
  • Swedish professor links Israel to Norway massacre

    12/15/2011 8:34:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 12/15/11 | Staff
    A Swedish professor suggested Israel was behind the bloody terror attacks committed by Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik this past July, stirring up controversy in the country. Research professor Ola Tunander of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) published an article in the Norwegian academic journal Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift in which he called to further examine Brevik's motives. According to Tunander, it is possible that some country was behind the terror attacks, hinting that Israel might be that country.