Tag Archives: Norway

Cruise Ship Staffer Shoots And Kills Polar Bear

CNBC reports: A polar bear that injured a cruise ship guard on an Arctic archipelago was shot dead by another of the ship’s workers, Norwegian authorities said. The incident Saturday sparked criticism that tourists intruded in the wilderness and then killed one of the reasons they were there. The attack occurred when tourists from the MS Bremen cruise ship landed …

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NORWAY: Nobel Committee Notifies Police After Donald Trump Receives “Falsified” Peace Prize Nomination

The BBC reports: A nomination made for US President Donald Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize was potentially fraudulent, according to the awarding committee. The Norwegian committee has filed a report with police over its concerns. Mr Trump was reportedly nominated for his “ideology of peace by force” by an anonymous American. The director of the Nobel Institute said …

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VERY STABLE GENIUS: Trump Lauded Delivery Of US Fighter Planes That Only Exist In “Call Of Duty” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s announcement of U.S-made F-52s fighter aircraft delivered to Norway may have rattled its neighbor Russia, the source of rising tension among NATO allies. Was it a secret advanced jet capable of beating its Russian counterparts? A ruse to fool intelligence analysts? Neither, it turns out. The “F-52” is a fictional jet only available to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser With Norwegian PM

Patch.com reports: President Trump will hold a joint press conference with Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg at about 3:20 p.m. Eastern on Thursday. Reporters will likely take the opportunity to ask the president about the ongoing negotiations to avoid a government shutdown and pass a bipartisan deal on immigration. On Tuesday night, the courts blocked Trump’s repeal of the Obama-era …

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Munich Terrorist Linked To Neo-Nazi Mass Murderer

The BBC reports: The gunman who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings and had an obvious link to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik [photo], German police say. Police who searched the 18-year-old’s room say they found written material on attacks. The gunman, who later killed himself, had a 9mm Glock pistol and 300 bullets. Police …

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Five More Eurovision Song Contest Entries Selected: Finland, Norway, Moldova, Slovenia, Hungary [VIDEOS]

Last night was what some Eurovision fans call “Super Saturday” in which five more nations chose their entry for this year’s contest in Stockholm. Below are the winning performances from Finland, Norway, Moldova, Slovenia, and Hungary. I quite like Finland and Slovenia this year. The final video below is a ranking from one of Eurovision’s many rabid fanboys. As you …

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NORWAY: Government Pressured To Ban Tobacco Sales

The Norwegian Medical Association is pressuring the government to ban all tobacco sales to anyone born after 2000. The Independent reports: Marit Hermansen, the president of the NMA, told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that access to cigarettes was not a basic human right. “We have long had the policy of phasing out smoking by 2035. This is a measure to achieve …

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Holy Koran Experiment

Pranksters slipped a Bible into the dust jacket for a Koran and then read God’s gory and murderous commands to people on the street. Then they pulled back the cover to reveal the true source of the passages. The clip has gotten over 1.2 million views since Friday. Watch below.

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“Texas” Is Slang For “Crazy” In Norway

An amusing story from the Austin Statesman: Y’all already all know that Texas is known for its slang. The state is home to a slew of Southern colloquialisms as well as totally unique sayings you won’t hear anywhere else. But did you know that the word “Texas” is in itself a slang word? According to Texas Monthly, Norwegians have long …

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Tooji – Father

Via Olso Pride: Tooji is a Norwegian artist. As a one year old boy, he came to Norway together with his mother, who fled from the authoritarian regime in Iran. Tooji became known in Norway when he won the national Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 and represented Norway in the international final of ESC in Azerbaijan with the song “Stay”. …

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An American Pastor In Scandinavia

Via Addicting Info: Pastor Marty McLain, who describes his religious belief as deriving from a literal interpretation of the Bible, was given the opportunity to see how secular Scandinavia is by a documentary series called The Norden. The concept is simple: find narrow-minded Americans and throw them into countries like Norway, Sweden and Denmark and watch them have panic attacks. …

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NORWAY: Seattle Bear Competes In Reality Show About Norwegian-Americans

JMG reader Mark writes to tell us that his husband Guy is competing on the fifth season of Alt For Norge, a reality show in which Norwegian-Americans are brought to Norway for their first time. Contestants compete in various tasks around the country and meet their long-lost relatives. According to Wikipedia, the show is marketed in the USA as The …

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Eurovision 2014: Norway’s Entry

Last night Norway selected tattooed bear Carl Espen as this year’s Eurovision entry. Espen’s song, which was written by his openly lesbian cousin Josephin Winther, is thus far is the only ballad in the competition. Unlike many other Eurovision acts, which often are local or international pop stars, Espen is an unknown glass salesman. “I’m feeling a lot right now, …

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Scandinavian Airport Love

Clip description: Our new commercial “Airport Love” was created for the sports and outdoor market in Norway, Sweden and Finland. The film’s message is that sport is for everyone, no matter what team you play for. The film premiered at the same time as the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Of many talented athletes in the film, …

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Annie – Russian Kiss

Pop star Annie, who I once described here as Norway’s answer to Kylie Minogue, has released a new single in support of Russia’s LGBT people. Via Pitchfork: The Sochi Olympics kick off today. Norwegian singer Annie and Norwegian visual artist Bjarne Melgaard have shared “Russian Kiss”, their protest song and short film aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime and …

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Ylvis – Massachusetts

From the Norwegian jokesters that brought us the viral smash What Does The Fox Say? comes a oddly sweet jab at the Bay State that’s also full of gay ribbing. The chorus could easily be used in a tourism commercial. You’ll like this. RELATED: What Does The Fox Say?, which has had 150 million YouTube views, landed in the top …

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Updated Global Marriage Map

After last week’s first gay wedding in France, the Agency France-Presse posted the above map.

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Annie – Tube Stops And Lonely Hearts

Great track, lousy video from the “Norwegian Kylie.’

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Updated Gay Marriage Map

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Marriage Equality Nations

(Via JMG reader Thomas)

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