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  • Isdal Woman: The mystery death haunting Norway for 46 years

    05/20/2017 3:12:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 May 2017 | Helier Cheung
    It's a mystery that has intrigued Norway for nearly 50 years. In November 1970, the badly burnt body of a woman was found in a remote spot in Norway's Isdalen valley. Someone had cut the labels off her clothes, and scraped distinctive marks off her belongings - as if to stop her from being identified. And as police started investigating her death, they uncovered a trail of coded messages, disguises, and fake identities - but never cracked the case. Forty-six years later, Norwegian police and NRK journalists have decided to reopen the investigation. This is the story of the Isdal...
  • The Doomsday Vault That's Supposed To Store Every Known Crop On The Planet Is In Danger

    05/19/2017 5:03:03 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-19-2017 | Kevin Loria
    If everything goes wrong — if because of disaster, climate change, or nuclear war, life as we know it comes to an end, with parts of the earth rendered inhospitable with widespread environmental devastation — the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a resource that could come to our rescue. Hidden about 400 feet inside a mountain on a remote island between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the vault stores valuable seeds from crops all over the world. It's supposed to be protected and stay at a safe temperature to store all those seeds. But extreme temperatures in the Arctic...
  • Norway seizes weapons, remands Islamist for four weeks

    05/19/2017 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 19 May 2017 12:17 CEST+02:00
    Norwegian Islamist Arfan Bhatti has been remanded in custody for four weeks, suspected of involvement with a cache of weapons found in Oslo last week. Bhatti has appealed the decision of the authorities to hold him in custody, reports broadcaster NRK. Oslo District Court believes that there are several grounds on which to suspect that Bhatti may attempt to destroy evidence should he be released, according to the report. […] The Islamist, who has Pakistani parents, was born and brought up in Oslo, where he joined the Young Guns gang in the early 1990s. He later became radicalized, and was...
  • Norway's biggest trade union angers Israel with boycott

    05/12/2017 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 12 May 2017 17:19 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Norway’s biggest trade union voted Friday in favor of a boycott against Israel, a decision immediately condemned by Israeli diplomats who judged it “immoral”. The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) went against a recommendation from its leadership and voted 197 to 117 in favor of an international economic, cultural and academic boycott against Israel because of the current impasse over the Palestine issue. LO, which also called for Norway to recognize a Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders, was criticized by the government. ”Norwegian government strongly opposes Norw Labor Union’s decision: #boycott of #Israel. We need more cooperation...
  • Norway's Slow TV: Fascinating viewers for hours or days at a time

    05/08/2017 10:14:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | May 7, 2017, 9:45 AM | Staff
    One axiom rarely observed on television nowadays is to "take it slow." And if you think that can't make for gripping TV, Seth Doane wants to tell you there's an entire country that would pointedly disagree: It's television's version of taking a deep breath … a very long, very slow, deep breath. It's called "Slow TV," and it's a surprising smash-hit in Norway. It began with the broadcast of a train journey from the coastal city of Bergen to the capital, Oslo. The formula was simple: put a few cameras on a train and watch the scenery go by --...
  • World's First Female Special Forces Unit

    04/17/2017 11:39:34 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 41 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 4-17-17 | Carolina Reid
    ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland. Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the snow-covered hillside, they call for support from the rest of their unit. This firefight is just a drill, but the soldiers taking part are battling to break down one of the final barriers to women serving in the armed forces. They are training to become part of...
  • Inside the World’s First All-Female Special Forces Unit: Norway’s Jegertroppen

    04/17/2017 10:27:32 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 17 2017 | CARLO ANGERER
    ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland. Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the snowcovered hillside, they call for support from the rest of their unit. This firefight is just a drill, but the soldiers taking part are battling to break down one of the final barriers to women serving in the armed forces. They are training to become part of...
  • "Moderate" Islamic Cleric: “Muslims have the Right to Kill anyone who does Not Respect Islam”

    04/01/2017 10:08:14 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 72 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-01-2017 | Tim Brown
    I confess that I appreciate when Islamists are honest about what they believe and why they believe it, especially when it comes to the murderous nature of what they have been taught about jihad and following in the footsteps of their founder, Muhammad.  That's why the following video interview with Mullah Krekar that aired on Norwegian television, is so eye-opening for those who want to continually bury their heads in the sand concerning Islam.  Not only does Krekar say it's ok to kill non-Muslims, but adds, “Muslims have the right to Kill anyone who does not respect Islam.” Take a look...
  • Swedish and Norwegian newspapers ditch April Fools' due to fake news

    03/31/2017 1:24:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 31 March 2017 16:14 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    Swedish and Norwegian newspapers announced on Friday that they would refrain from the tradition of publishing April Fools’ Day jokes this year over fears that it might spread “fake news”. Magnus Karlsson, editor-in-chief at Swedish daily Smålandsposten said on its website that he doesn’t want the newspaper’s brand “to be spread with a potentially viral and erroneous story”. “We work with real news. Even on April 1st,” he said. […] In neighboring Norway, the largest media organizations such as public broadcaster NRK, and newspapers Aftenposten, VG and Dagbladet have also abandoned this old tradition. NRK said local newspapers would follow...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • Norwegian Muslims plan replacement Islamic council

    03/30/2017 9:33:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 30 March 2017 16:28 CEST+02:00
    30,000 Norwegian Muslims could change membership to a new umbrella organization set up to replace the controversy-hit Islamsk Råd Norge (Islamic Council Norway, IRN). The purpose of the breakaway organization would be near-identical to that of IRN. “I see no other option than to set up a new organization,” Basim Ghozlan, trustee at the Rabita Mosque in Oslo, told Klassekampen. IRN’s employment of niqab-wearing Leyla Hasic as an administrative consultant has sparked extensive debate on the council’s role in promoting dialogue between Muslim communities and the rest of Norwegian society. Both the Bosnian and Albanian mosques in the capital have...
  • Islamic Council Norway hires woman in niqab as communications officer

    03/28/2017 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 28 March 2017 17:01 CEST+02:00
    Norwegian Muslim umbrella organization Islamic Council Norway has been criticized for hiring a woman who wears the full face-covering niqab as a communications officer. Minister for Culture Linda Hofsted Helleland called the move “extremely ill-advised” and members of other parties have also voiced their concern about the appointment. The appointment of 32-year-old Leyla Hasic as an administrative consultant by Islamic Council Norway (Islamsk Råd Norge, IRN) comes soon after the Ministry of Culture (Kulturdepartementet) granted almost half a million kroner ($58 million) to help the organization with initiatives aimed at improving dialogue between Muslim communities and the rest of society,...
  • Norway grants asylum to Turkish soldiers

    03/22/2017 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 March 2017 | none stated
    Four Turkish soldiers and a military attaché who had applied for asylum in Norway following the 15 July coup attempt have been granted residence and working permits. Kjell M. Brygfjeld, lawyer of the five Turkish nationals, confirmed the decision which has stirred controversy between the NATO allies to Norwegian daily Klassekampen.Turkey had asked Norway for the extradition of the four soldiers and the military attaché, suspected of having participated in the failed coup. The decision to grant the suspects and their families, all living at secret addresses, asylum in Norway may thus further add to the already tense relationship between Turkey and Europe.Turkish...

    03/21/2017 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Andrew Benjamin
    Consider Denmark and Norway The inexplicable happiness of the Norwegians and Danes as propagandized by the liberal-left media created a model for humanity and for America’s Democrats. It is a socialist utopia with no needy people and a government largesse subsuming the entire gamut of free-lunch ideology. Scandanavian societies are outwardly more humane than Eastern Block Soviet nations under Stalinist rule. The oppression of the Scandanavians at first glance is benign. But…it is oppression nevertheless, and benign only to those who prefer to have bureaucrats make the decisions for their lives and futures. They have absolutely no idea what makes...
  • Troubled waters: Norway keeps watch on Russia's Arctic manoeuvres

    03/15/2017 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Patrick Wintour
    If there is one place in Europe that could be most justifiably troubled by Donald Trump’s mysterious relationship with Moscow, it is the windswept coastal town of Bodø lying just inside the Arctic Circle in Norway. A few minutes’ drive north of Bodø, remote and deep in a vast cave chiselled out of a mountain of quartz and slate, lies Norway’s joint military headquarters, sometimes described as Nato’s northern gate. The headquarters, halfway between Oslo and Kirkenes, the town closest to Norway’s 122-mile (196km) land border with Russia, is the nerve centre of the country’s efforts to protect itself from...
  • Norway wants to scrap controversial air passenger tax

    03/10/2017 3:17:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 10 March 2017 15:25 CET+01:00
    At its national conference, Norway’s governing Høyre party announced that it plans to scrap a mandatory airline tax connected to last year's closure of Oslo Rygge Airport. The party wants to replace the flat fee with a new type of tax that would have a “clear environmental effect,” reports newspaper Dagbladet. The proposal, which came from the Østfold division of the party, was made at the end of a debate on transport. […] RSL closed down operations on November 1st 2016 following Ryanair’s decision to cease using the airport after the introduction of the tax. Around 1,000 people are estimated...
  • Immigration Minister Slammed for Wearing Crucifix in ‘Vile Attack’

    03/06/2017 8:26:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/6/2017 | Virginia Hale
    Norway’s immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug has slammed the “agenda”-driven “liberal media” after being accused of wearing a crucifix necklace merely as a “prop” to promote “xenophobic” views. Listhaug said the left wing media “doesn’t care about facts” as long as right wingers are the target after writer and former newspaper editor Sven Egil Omdal claimed the Progress Party politician had never worn the crucifix before being appointed immigration and integration minister. In a message posted to Facebook, alongside a picture of Ms Listhaug wearing the crucifix while speaking at the Oslo Symposium, the left wing journalist wrote: “She looks like...
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Norway parliament turns down third gender 'hen'

    02/28/2017 7:48:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 28 February 2017 20:13 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norway’s parliament has rejected a proposal to bring in a third gender category with the gender-neutral personal pronoun “hen”. The proposal was part of a new action plan for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), people put forward by Norway’s Labour Party. But the reform was rejected by the Conservative Party, the Progress Party, the Christian Democrats and the Center Party — which together represent a majority of seats in the Norwegian parliament, the Dagen newspaper reported on Tuesday. Jan Elisabeth Lindvik, leader of the Association for Transgender People, said it was only a matter of time before a...
  • NBC Touts Norway as Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

    02/23/2017 4:27:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 23, 2017 | 12:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    A hypocritical article argues that America is a “flawed democracy” that can be fixed by copying the “World’s Best Democracy” — Norway. In “Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why,” NBC pretends to provide an objective look at why the Economist Intelligence Unit — based in London, where the country’s parliament actually considered banning America’s president — downgraded the U.S. to a “flawed democracy” and rated Norway the best. The article doesn’t mention one reason the U.S. is a flawed democracy: it isn’t one; it’s actually a Republic. […] Feigning fairness, the article points...