Was 25 years before he dared to swim in the Oslo Fjord

Friday, July 20, 2018

The fear is due to one and only one movie, “Jaws”, which is candidate number two in the list of the darkest horror films of all time.

It’s a warm summer night. You throw yourself in the fresh waters and swim out of the shore. Suddenly something bites you hard in your leg and draws you under water. You’re crying out of pain and shock. Helplessly, you are thrown around like a cat-lingering cloak in the mouth of a rottweiler. You’re giggling feverishly for air. The water around you is filled with blood. It will not leave you. You swim to a bow and cling onto it. But to no use. You are pulled back with even greater power. Ribs are broken, the legs wear off close. You know this is the end. And you are dragged underwater for the last time.

This is how “Jaws” starts. The brutal monster is introduced. The fear is set. The panic is on standby. Let the fun begin.

Shark fear in the summer

He was close to 25 years before he dared to swim in the Oslo fjord. And this fear is caused by one and only a movie, namely “Jaws”. Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece from 1975. A pop-cultural phenomenon and reference point in the horror and thriller changer.

A very aggressive and hungry shark terrorizes the waters around a small and drowsy American beach town. The authorities, motivated by the money the tourists leave, decide first to dodge it all down. Then they claim to have killed the guilty shark. Before they realize that it’s just a solution; a good old-fashioned shark hunt.

The local sheriff, together with a marine biologist and a drunk shark hunter, takes up the fight against this huge beast. For this shark is not a small one.

The shark does not get good of this. It appears to be vengeful, enchanted and human. It makes Moby Dick appear as a mild and forgivable little pet.

What you see is not the scary thing

Animals are often used in movies to scare our lives. It may be extra scary as these animals actually exist. Unlike a vampire or zombie. And we can probably assume that there are minorities of zoologists who have written these movie scripts.

The animals are stigmatized and demonized one by one. But no other animal as much as the shark. And never with more conviction than in “Jaws”.

The film is based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel with the same name. He later stated that if he had actually had any knowledge of the shark he would never have written such a book. Well, a little late to come with, after giving the reputation of the shark a near irreparable scratch in the paint.

The film became a giga success, and the first movie to earn over $ 100 million at American cinemas. It is interesting to note that we do not actually see the shark until after about 80 minutes. And here is also some of the recipe for the film’s success. Keeping the predator hidden pours our imagination and increases the excitement. That’s hidden, which really scares. And one thing is for sure; It does not get much more exciting and scary than this.

Classical movie music

The film music is a chapter for itself. You almost get chills on your back just by humming that dun … That’s dun … That’s dun …

We rise from the cold, deep and dark waters, and shine the little human body where it swims alone with the sky alone as a background. We are slowly approaching. That’s thin … Dah thin … That’s thin … The little legs move keenly in the water. We move faster. We are almost ahead. That’s dun … That’s thin … That’s thin … Snap!

And the film, or more precisely composer John Williams, also received Oscar for best song. Highly deserved.

Funny that Spielberg obviously reacted with laughter the first time he heard the title track. He thought it was a joke and asked Williams what song he had actually taken for the film. Another proof that you should often rely on professionals.

– You will need a bigger boat

Many have argued that the movie was not about a shark, but it’s a metaphor for something else, be it infidelity, masculinity, Watergate or Marxism. Spielberg has, however, been asked about this and then answered; «No. It’s a movie about a shark ». Fair enough.

The film has an exceptional nerve and intensity. Great photo, creative camera shooting and smart clips give the movie both visual enjoyment and tremendous excitement.

Spielberg is a masterful storyteller and atmosphere. He has full control over his universe and gives us, thanks to a rocky manuscript, a series of extremely strong and near iconic scenes and replicas. Performed by characters we actually care about.

The opening scene alone, the poor girl who takes an innocent night bath, unaware of what awaits in the depths, gives more unhappiness and fear than most modern horror films manage to evolve throughout their playing time.

And the monologue of Robert Shaw, who plays shark hunter Quint, about the wreck of the warship Indianapolis, who had just delivered the Hiroshima bomb, and how nearly everyone was attacked and killed by hungry sharks. So wonderfully presented that it gives us goose bumps.

Wait for the bathing season to end

Even over 40 years later, it still scares the waters of the audience. We are stupid by admiration of how terrifyingly effective this film was (and still is), while being a bit pissed on it deprived us of so many good bathing years.

The original got three followers, and has inspired an armada of films like casher into our fear of what moves around the big dark sea. But none of these reaches “Jaws” to the ankles.

A classic and undisputed masterpiece. But wait to see it until the bathing season is over. That’s dun … That’s thin … that’s thin …

My comment on this is:

I was frightened for several years, could not bathe for three years. I was 16 years old, in fifth row in the big screen cinema. The shark was huge and frightening. Had nightmares for several years about the shark that ate me.

Plus articles in the papers you have to pay for increases in scope

Wednesday, July 18, 2016

I see that the plus articles are on the increase. You must subscribe to this monthly. It’s not all including me who can not afford to pay all the newspaper’s plus subscription. It costs too much a year.

News and articles about historical events must be free. Newspapers have no right to give this back payment wall. The big newspapers VG, Dagbladet and now Nettavisen after the acquisition, all paywall who choose articles where there is a public interest.

I think it’s illegal to remove such content from the public.

Gay love is a sin

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The church must make a settlement with gay hatred in Christian communities
Faith can move mountains, but who moves the faith?

If the church believes serious about being a church for all, it must make a settlement against the gay hatred that characterizes many Christian communities. It does not help her hands and lean back on her own marriage decision.

Fortunately, the Church has come up with better thoughts than preaching death and eternal spoilage over people who love some of the same sex. Unfortunately, there are plenty of dark powers that behind closed prayer doors condemn gay practice, paralyzed marriage and believe that the family is reserved for heterosexual couples. In order to fight this, we have to take the debate on Christianity’s own premises. The church must make a settlement with the homophathy in many Christian communities.

We have all read from them: Good adults, Christian, white men, happy to live in a charming little village along the coast in southwestern Norway or in northern Norway. They share in common that they are strongly engaged in or lead a reactionary Christian environment. In the newspaper slots and the church magazines they call out the wrath of God and a good dose of oldest condemnation of people who will “destroy the foundation of society: the family.”

In the comments fields are the pitiful provocators, but in their environments they are the king on the hill. Both places push the Bible and the word of God in front of them.

Their starting point is always the same: We can read in your book of Moses and Paul’s words about all possible suffering and misery that will hit those who dare to defy the Bible’s prohibition of homosexual intercourse. By virtue of the Bible, they spread their message, but they rarely encounter theological contamination. It’s no use so all world celebrities, politicians, commentators and bloggers had taken a total distance from the statements. Doomsday preachers and celebrities speak neither in the same language nor to the same audience.

I’ve seen the consequences. Young and old who are driven to the edge of the dungeon to grasp Christianity and “one true faith.” Women and men who live a life of eternal denial or a double life next to spouse and children. For some of them the pressure is too big. Some end their relationship with the church, while others end life. Where are the moral philosophers of the Christian Movement then? Where are those who speak of charity, mercy and mercy? Where are the critical voices that ask “We went too far”?

For too many years, the church has despised and denied the overthrows of gay and sexual minorities as a global Christian world order has been committed for centuries. Things are on the way, but the majority of the world’s churches have not seen the light. Not everyone here on earth.

Why does not the church and the Christian people make a final settlement with this kind of theological thinking? Where are the church’s employees, bishops and priests? Where are the Christian editors in our country and the day, or are the birds of prey? All we hear is the deafening silence.

On a case-by-case basis, discrimination against gay and sexual minorities remains unprecedented. The examples are many: In the Salvation Army, gays are excluded from participating in church work and faith. Normally, employees risk losing their jobs because of their partner, while the MorFarBarn organization is leading the attack on gay parents and homosexual marriage together with 36 other organizations and churches.

Faith can move mountains, but who moves the faith? The Bible and the understanding of it have always been interpreted into the time we live in. Also in the church there are voices that make a blow for a more human view of skeptic love. It’s all reason to shout. Yet they are so little and apparently they have to fight the fight in their own rows.

With its silence, the church and the Christian people communicate an attitude to attitudes and theological thinking that has a hateful and, at best, discriminatory character. One can quickly get the impression that Kristen Norway believes that God’s love and mercy are just as great that it fits into the bedroom to discriminate against you and the partner you have chosen. If that is not the case, they should make a settlement with the homohate on Christianity’s own premises.


My comment about it is:

Everyone must understand that homosexuality is a sin in the Bible. It is not for discussion sometime. The Norwegian Church has become political and no longer follows the Bible. I’ve signed off a long time ago. Many free churches in Norway follow the Bible better and have taken a stand on this question. I feel that time has come to choose side, and I choose the Bible in this. Homosexuality is a sin and will always be. But everyone has forgotten that God hates sin but loves the sinner. Therefore, we are equal to God. But practicing gay is to fall off that priviledge.

Åse Andersen (88) will attend her first homo parade

Saturday 30 June 2018

Åse Andersen has never participated in the homoparad. It will end on Saturday. Then she sets up to support skepticism.

Paul’s nursing home in Oslo is decorated for a party. The pride flag is hoisted and banners to Saturday’s Pride parade are spread out over the floor of the common room.

Åse Andersen is 88 years old and for the first time holds his own pride-flag in his hand.

She moved to Oslo from Hurum 60 years ago. Currently she is a resident of the nursing home. Alf Einar Strømsnes (61) is her gay practitioner.

Tomorrow she will attend the Oslo Pride parade for the first time. It will be with Strømsnes by its side.

“I asked if she would join,” says Alf Einar Strømsnes, assistant at the nursing home.

“I said yes right away, Åse Andersen breaks in.

– Must accept love

What she’s wearing is not the duo yet thought.

“At least, it will not be leather. I’m honored to look nice, says the nurse.

– Why do you choose to attend now when you have been 88 years old?

“For love, it’s strange. And I want to say to parents that they must accept love, says Åse.

She has known people who were gay, but lived in heterosexual relationships. Until 1972 gay practice was punishable in Norway.

– When I was younger, the word was used as a word of words. Then I wondered what it was. I did not know that time, “said the 88-year-old.

When she understood what it was, she felt it was wrong that gays were punishable.
The older experience

Paul’s nursing home, together with Romsås nursing home, attended the Pride parade for the first time last year. At that time, only employees attended, this year 88-year-old also joined.

– We want to show that with all of us are welcome. That we cry about diversity, says Anette Borg Smestad, Head of the Attitude at Attendo Paul’s Nursing Home.

The staff tells about older gays who have never come out of the closet. That they must meet with respect for their experiences.

– Gays are being harassed today, but the older generation has had a lot worse. We need to be aware of how we approach these, what kind of language we use, “says Tina Skjønhals, team leader at Romsås Nursing Home.
– It will be fun

Åse Andersen is excited on Saturday, but says she is ready for the most part.

– I’m pretty tough. I like to experience something that I have not experienced before. I am prepared for the impressions tomorrow, she says.

Everything Einar Strømsnes tells about the meeting with older gays in his work as auxiliary assistant.

“It was an 85-year-old who told her about her life as a lesbian about how she kept it hidden. But I have also met elderly who have disliked gays, but we ended up being very good friends.

Åse believes she may inspire other elderly people to participate in the homoparad.

“We are all different. It would have been boring if everyone was alike. That would not have been good, “concludes Åse Andersen.

My comment on this is:

Homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible. It has always been so that God loves the sinner but hates sin. All people are not worth much in this world, but in God’s eyes we are alike. But active sinners will not experience eternal life. Those who live in and are active in homosexuality are excluded from Heaven. It’s too bad that many embrace gay people today.

Norwegians will be 6 million by 2040

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Norway’s population will pass 6 million by 2040, according to the latest population forecasts from Statistics Norway.

Statistics Norway (SSB) presented Tuesday its updated population projection for the rest of the century.

The agency makes more forecasts based on various assumptions. The estimate for when we pass 6 million inhabitants is taken from the SSB referred to as the main option. Twenty years later, ie in 2060, we will be around 6.5 million people in Norway, according to the same forecast.

If the population grows in line with the highest estimate for Statistics Norway, Norway’s population can be more than 7.5 million in about 40 years.

My comment on this is:

Our new inhabitants feed many more children. Ethnic Norwegian may be in minority in 2080? We are on the way to expelling Norwegian Christian traditions and history, so that we become more attractive to Muslims. I’m glad I’m so old that I do not experience this. In the district I live in, there are already a majority of immigrants. There are several districts in Oslo that have it.

The devil’s Islam is getting more widespread and the Norwegian authorities are doing everything to make it happen faster. Islam will take over in the world because nobody does anything about it.

Indian guru into Norwegian anti-doping work

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has stopped wars. Now he wants to help Antidoping Norway.

There is an aura of spirituality over the Nobel Suite at the Grand Hotel when Nettavisen meets the Indian guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, or Sri Sri, whom he is usually called.

He is in Norway to speak during the anti-doping conference at the Grand Hotel.

Sri Sri is the founder and leader of the Humanitarian Organization, the Art of Living Foundation, which has millions of followers in more than 150 countries – including Norway. He is one of India’s most powerful people.

A global spiritual leader and teacher, but also a peacekeeper. He was central in creating peace between Colombia and the FARC guerrillas, and among other things learned the FARC soldiers meditation.

– Outstanding ability

In Norway he is speaking for the World Forum for Ethics in Business. It was through this forum he met former chairman Inge Andersen of Norway’s sports federation, which arranges the conference.

“I have known him for two years and it has been a great learning process. He has an outstanding ability to see the global image while being at the retail level. I have never met a person who communicates such complicated messages so easily and he hits all community groups. He talks as easily with stunt leaders like the man and the woman in the grindstones, says Andersen.

– Perhaps the biggest in our time

Andersen also points out that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has a unique position in the world, which means he can contribute a lot in anti-doping work.

– Sri Sri has a strong position in countries facing corruption problems in both South America, Eastern Europe and Asia. He talks with all world leaders. As a peacekeeper and humanitarian leader, he is perhaps the greatest in our time, he says.

My comment on this is:

We have become so de-Christianized that we now have false prophets whom we worship. It’s the devil’s work this. The more we turn away from Jesus, the more the devil likes it. The false spirituality is luminous just like the devil, after all, he was the light bearer of God before he was thrown out of heaven. When a basic pillar is taken away in society, it will automatically enter a new substitute.

We have Islam and New Age as false prophets. Yoga and other alternative beliefs are also fake. It is only through Jesus that you come to heaven, through the forgiveness of sin and the fortification of Jesus as Savior. Everything else is a sin!

Fears poorer care several places in Norway

Thursday 21 June 2018

There are increasing numbers of older people in small municipalities inland and northern Norway. Now the Directorate of Health is fearing that in the future it will be worse than the old ones living in the cities.

The reason is that the youth is moving from the village and that there will be fewer left to take care of those who need help. This is reflected in a new report, Care 2020, prepared by the Directorate of Health and Housing Bank for the Ministry of Health and Care.

It shows that while people over 67 make up just under 20 percent of the population in the smallest municipalities inland and in the north, the proportion of the largest cities is down to 12 percent.

“We are worried that we get both increasing geographical and social health differences. It is the municipalities inland and partly northern Norway that have special challenges, says the head of the Norwegian Directorate of Health, Bjørn Guldvog, to VG.

It is getting older when the young people pack the suitcase. Projections from Statistics Norway show that the proportion of people over 65 in Hedmark, for example, increases from 21 per cent today to 27.3 per cent in 2040. The corresponding figure for Oslo is 12.3 and 16.7.

– Must be long-term

“The municipalities must think carefully about the way they plan on a long-term basis. They must think new and wise and get better interaction between municipalities and assess the need to merge. It is also important that they are able to build enough care homes and institutions and apply new welfare technology, “says health director.

He thinks, among other things, on distance tracking, using GPS that can track elderly people with dementia if they go away, electronic medication support, falls sensors or remote sensing of heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Another problem is that even the municipalities with the biggest challenges are, to a lesser extent than others, seeking subsidy schemes that promote new technological solutions.

“This means that the challenges can be greatest where they are least prepared to meet them,” says Guldvog.

Larger differences

He points out that many older people living in these relocation communities, where it is also harder to recruit health professionals, have lower income and education than the rest of the country.

“We already see that there is a pressure on healthcare towards greater social inequalities. Those with high education and advice can easily obtain the information and knowledge they need to have good health and ask for different types of help or pay for private services, says Guldvog.

My comment on this is:

We are in 2018 and we are the richest nation in the world, measured by the number of inhabitants. We have not put enough money for the elderly and the future generations of the elderly will get it bad in the world’s richest nation. I’m afraid I’m getting old in this country because I’m on low disability insurance. Norway is getting poorer on social benefits and has downgraded the welfare state. The government we have now is a horror example of it. Poor in Norway, and many of them will get worse over the years. We must say that this is not in rich Norway, we poor just have to crumble at Dr Richard’s table.

Oslo police union about gang threat: – The police runs from pillar to post

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Oslo Police Association says the police in Oslo are hunted for a mission and do not have time to work sufficiently preventively with gang crime at Holmlia.

For over ten years, a Holmlia boy boy has grown to become Oslo’s biggest gang of threats – without the police having managed to stop them. Gjengen Young Bloods is behind killings and kidnappings – and spreads fear of Holmlia in Oslo.

The Oslo Police Association says they have received feedback from their members working in the area that they are “chased on assignments”, that they do not prioritize it preventive – and only come when something goes wrong.

“Our members want to be ahead of something happening, but the resource situation means that those who work out of work run from chance to chance when something has already happened,” says Kristin Aga, head of Oslo Police Association.

Aga believes the preventive loses and has lost in the struggle for police time and resources in Oslo. The police chief says he agrees that the police must be more present – but at the same time accuses the Oslo Police Union for black painting.

Believes the gangs are standing as victory men

An intelligence report from the police in 2016, which VG has gained access to, says that the police occasionally experience it as demanding to be on Holmlia. That “among some people is uncomfortable to be at Holmlia as they encounter a lot of aggression and resistance, and that there are examples where the police have been throwned stones at.”

The Oslo Police Association says they have received feedback that the police in the face of such aggression have had to retreat due to lack of resources, so the aggressive youth have become standing victories.

“The feedback we receive about what makes it not nice for the police to go to Holmlia is that there have often been a lot of youths gathered, for example, having shown their finger or throwing stones. And then there have been too few devices out there to control it. You have to retreat, “says Aga.

She thinks it had been a great deal of prevention in bringing all the young people in, talking to them and calling parents or child welfare.

– Then they had seen that it had a consequence. If you can have enough resources to act and possibly bring them in, there is very much prevention in it. For now they are often left as victory men, Aga says.

“Our members say it’s not the way they want it, but they have no choice. Because you need a lot of cars out there to handle 20 youngsters that do something bad, says Aga.

The police chief responds: – On the day the criminals decide, we have lost

To the stories that the police have had to retreat, Oslo police chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold says:

“I totally agree with the Oslo Police Association, the day the criminals decide we have lost. But there we are not today, we will not either, “said police chief Sjøvold.

He admits that the efforts on the preventive must be stepped up, but saying this is something they’re already doing. Among other things, through new employees.

“I fully agree with the Oslo Police Association that we must be more present, even when nothing has happened. That we “only come when something happens” I think, however, is an unnecessary black paint, “said the police officer.

“Very good preventive work is done in Oslo PD, also in the East. We have officers who are out of the youth every single day and make a difference, we also have minority contacts and school visits, to name a few. The preventative efforts my employees do, I do not think we should undermine in national media, because it is formidable, says Sjøvold.

 

My comment on this is:

 

The police are under pressure from gangs and do not have the resources to fight gang crime. I think the police must get a lot more resources than they get today. I do not feel safe at night in Oslo city center. I avoid being out in the evening. We will not have have it like this in 2018. We have lost the fight I think.

Fabian Stang leaves the politics

Monday 4 June

Fabian Stang (62) is leaving politics. “I have decided that I will not run for a mayor position in Oslo,” he says.

Fabian Stang was the mayor of Oslo from 2007 to 2015.

After the election fall in the fall of 2015, he has doubted and “shut up and closed both the door and opened it again” so that he can become Right Party mayor in the capital also at the municipal elections next autumn.

– Will give priority to the family. Now the decision is taken.

“I have decided to give priority to family and not politics in the future, and I have therefore reported to the head of Oslo Right Party, Heidi Nordby Lunde, that I am not considered as the party’s mayor candidate for municipal elections next year,” Stang told VG.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about this a lot. Everything has its time, and now I will go on with my life. Should I do a good job as a mayor, I would have to spend so much time that it would be incompatible with family life, including now that we have taken responsibility as foster parents for a little cute girl. Then that must be more important, says Stang.

– Now begins a new era in life. I wish the Oslo Right Party all the best and expect them to find a very good mayor candidate who can help us replace City Council leader Raymond Johansen and his city council. I’ll do my “thing”, says Stang.

– Fabian has been a folk-loving politician because he loves people.

My comment on this is:

Yes, Fabian Stang was very popular and uncontroversial. He was a bit of in conflicts, I mean. He could have done more. Now I do not vote for the Right, but I have quite a big respect for Stang. He has a good legacy though.

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