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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Am i not enough? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

    Well - we have Mærsk, Carlsberg, Lego, Vestas and Novo Nordic...
    Lego is Danish? My entire childhood has been shattered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackmoves View Post
    Come over here and try our coffee Rich! It will change your mind ;P

    Found this guy's channel a few weeks back, English guy who moved to Northen Sweden, he's brilliant(esp when he orders "nigger balls") rofl
    [video=youtube;NLCKZ-K-GvE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLCKZ-K-GvE[video]

    ps. I don't think this forum is the best way to judge your average Swede
    Snus is disgusting and you should feel bad.

    As i said before. 2 norwegians in my class. And one of them is like 182 - blonde hair, long legs, and uses snus. Its just sooooo... not feminine and very Norwegian/Swedish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanar View Post
    Lego is Danish? My entire childhood has been shattered.
    Lego stands for LEg GOdt (Play well)

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    Sorta off topic, but I never thought I'd live to see the day where someone compared what our Nordic friends have done for their countries, with what Thatcher did for the UK... and in the same article at that.

    'The Nords have it relatively good, with stable economies and happy citizens' is what I read from the OP's quote. You won't find a Brit alive who'll say what Thatcher did was good for the UK. The vanguard they speak of may have been of new ideas, but they weren't good ideas and people knew it. She got to power by going after Women voters by showing how much money they could save on every day things, but obviously didn't mention her plans to kill off Mining and Steelwork. In the end, it gutted the north of England for well over a decade and destroyed 2 entire industries in the process.

    I guess, with it being the same party in power now as back then, it's a case of "Fool me once - shame on you, fool me twice - shame on me" if you consider the economic problems the UK is facing right now. Triple dip recession - Because some people want ketchup, mustard, AND mayo on their fries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I have done that. In a zoo. And with a polar bear no less. A meter from the cage - only bars between me and them. And dear lord, they are huge...
    Go to Alaska and you can sometimes see Polar Bears fighting grizzlies if you're extremely lucky.
    If you really want to freak people the fuck out you have to pepper your schemes with mind-boggling inefficiency.

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    Nordic countries are just so much better in just about anything! *wishiwasthere*

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOak View Post
    Go to Alaska and you can sometimes see Polar Bears fighting grizzlies if you're extremely lucky.
    I would rather go to Canada. So in case i get mauled - free healthcare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I would rather go to Canada. So in case i get mauled - free healthcare.
    Don't forget about the wolves and beavers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOak View Post
    All nordics put together still have less people than my state >.>

    Prepare to be conquered
    Greenland has 59,749
    Sweden got 9,540,065
    Denmark got 5,580,413
    Foroe Islands got 49,483
    Norway got 5,033,675
    Finland got 5,421,827
    Åland got 320,060

    We got some people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Snus is disgusting and you should feel bad.

    As i said before. 2 norwegians in my class. And one of them is like 182 - blonde hair, long legs, and uses snus. Its just sooooo... not feminine and very Norwegian/Swedish
    Snus is disgusting and I'm happy I've not met anyone who uses it. Very unbecoming habit, more so than smoking


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Eh, most of us are used enough to deer and foxes. Mooses throw us a bit off as well as wolves though. I personally hate nature and all arachnids larger than a button needs to die in a fire.
    What about tiny spiders?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I would rather go to Canada. So in case i get mauled - free healthcare.
    Good luck finding a place to get treated in Canada where you can find both polar bears and grizzlies. Inuit healthcare isn't too good. Literally nobody lives up there lol. In reality they would air lift your broken body to Alaska. Look at a population heat map. It's striking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everything Nice View Post
    Snus is disgusting and I'm happy I've not met anyone who uses it. Very unbecoming habit, more so than smoking
    Only rednecks use snus

    Are Norwegians the Scandinavian rednecks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    You quote Sweden a lot, but from what I have seen on these forums the modern Swedes are as Anti-Viking as you can get. The complete opposite really. Apart from that, good post.
    I beg to differ, there are many true "nords" out there still. Easygoing and friendly people that likes to drink beer (real beer, not the American stuff that's closer to water than a fish) with friends and that accept the views and opinions of other. But won't stand for everything. When enough is enough we can still become harder than our mountains and colder than our weather.

    Then there's people still believing in everything politicians says, being as anti-swede as possible thinking even our national day is an abomination. The "weak" kind of people.

    We are a tolerant people, we dislike going to war and we like to help others. We also like metal, snuff and things that goes brutally fast.

    You don't needs to be from any Nordic country to be considered a "nord" it's just the way you behave.

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    Meh. Finlands economy wont last with the way it's going. Nokia is going down to shitters aswell as the ship construction, farming is on the edge of being unproductive... not to mention paper production outsourcing plants.(Even with a 30% profit marginal). We are starting to lose the income needed to uphold our social programs. With a housing market burst in Helsinki coming to the equation, we will be fucked. Oh and now we have Euro and are a net payer for the EU and PIGS. That article is just fluff that scratches the surface when it comes to my country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOak View Post
    Are Norwegians the Scandinavian rednecks?
    Anyone beyond the major cities (Oslo, Copenhagen, etc) is often considered a 'redneck', in my experience of Sweden/Norway at least. Generally however i've found them to be much better people than the city folks. My girlfriend comes from around Molde which is about as Scandinavian redneck as it gets. If you think English accents are bad, you don't want to know about Scandinavian accents. My girlfriend's ex spent about 200 hours or so in the Norwegian language classes only to find that the accents in somewhere, say, 10 miles away, were impossible to understand. One of the main reasons behind the creation of Nynorsk (which most Norwegians in my experience beyond Oslo consider pointless) was due to the extreme dialect differences. Take the Norwegian for 'which';

    Oslo; Hvilken (pronounced pretty much how it's spelled)
    Molde area; Hvilken (pronounced 'Karshin')

    Generally though people in Oslo/Kristiansand and the like tend to be obnoxious, rude or arrogant; not explicitly but in terms of attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlon View Post
    Meh. Finlands economy wont last with the way it's going. Nokia is going down to shitters aswell as the ship construction, farming is on the edge of being unproductive... not to mention paper production outsourcing plants.(Even with a 30% profit marginal). We are starting to lose the income needed to uphold our social programs. With a housing market burst in Helsinki coming to the equation, we will be fucked. Oh and now we have Euro and are a net payer for the EU and PIGS. That article is just fluff that scratches the surface when it comes to my country.
    I have it on good authority that this guy knows how to fix the Finnish economy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Question, are guns completely banned in the Scandinavian countries, or are they just heavily controlled?
    There are around 800.000 registrated gun owners in Sweden. Around 2,5 million legally owned guns as far as I know, you can get a license for almost anything, but it takes time and there are things you need to do before you apply for a license, what that is depends on what type of rifle or gun you want to acquire, a semi automatic rifle(like the AR 15) requires you to be an active member of a rifle assocation(shooting club) for 6 months, they will test and trial you and eventually give you the documents you need to give to the police before being granted a license. It's a similiar process for all types of guns, but it's different depending on the type and purpose of the gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOak View Post
    Only rednecks use snus

    Are Norwegians the Scandinavian rednecks?
    No, that's Denmark. That's beyond our borders. You must never go there, Simba.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post

    Very much. But they look damned cool!
    I cant remember who told me but some say that those helmets may have been used for ritual purposes. I mean - they have helmets and drank mead from horns. Who is to say they didnt just attach them to the helmets after a particularly drunken night.
    Vikings never used horned helmets, the horns was introduced by the german opera in the 17hundreds ish.

    There are just a few helmet findings from the viking age, mostly due to the cost of iron was very high even though norway at least was a giant in iron exports, we just didn't afford to spend the iron on ourselfs, so we used mostly leather caps.
    the helmets found look like iron caps with a nose protector so that the helmets front gets formed as a cross.

    Edit: The idea of horned helmets came from a painting or drawing of the norse halfgod Loke, who was wearing a horned helmet.
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    Too many immigrants? fuck yes they are all over and im SICK of them, leeching money from this land! Enough of them already. We are like a nation full of red cross help man, ffs. Im not a racist, but I see many new immigrants showing up all the time and its not pleasing. We have enough of them already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hb View Post
    Too many immigrants? fuck yes they are all over and im SICK of them, leeching money from this land! Enough of them already. We are like a nation full of red cross help man, ffs. Im not a racist, but I see many new immigrants showing up all the time and its not pleasing. We have enough of them already.
    You can't be the cool and rich guy, without other people wanting a part of your cake.

    (Or in our case, some people want their cake actually back )

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