HOS in a good position


#141

[QUOTE=Fraqrat;184389]It’s about time you started seeing things our way.

spise en pikk[/QUOTE]

I thought that is what I was doing in that post???
Congratulation with your first Google translate lesson into the Norwegian language. Apparently you will need it, since they will take over the GOM market soon with their low bids and cheap labour.


#142

[QUOTE=ombugge;184377]It must be so you can understand those non-English speaking low-educated Norwegians that operate those inferior designed and equipped boats, cheaply built by slave labour in Eastern Europe and fitted out by cheap imported labourers in Ulsteinvik.

You can wonder why those greedy, money grabbing Oilco bosses would entrust their multi-billion $$$ GOM project to such boats and people, when they could get state-of-the-art American built and equipped boats, manned by top qualified American Mariners by paying a bit more. Don’t they know that quality and safety cost?

Ooops, now I managed to insult everybody, incl. the Norwegians working in the GOM.

PS> I’m TRYING to be sarcastic, OK?[/QUOTE]

Shouldn’t the Norwegians have to speak English to work in the GoM. Seems like a safety issue if they can’t.

I have been involved in many Billion Dollar Projects, somebody must trust me.


#143

[QUOTE=AHTS Master;184394]Shouldn’t the Norwegians have to speak English to work in the GoM. Seems like a safety issue if they can’t.[/QUOTE]
I’ll bet more percentage of the Norwegian population could speak english than the population of USA :slight_smile:


#144

[QUOTE=AHTS Master;184394]Shouldn’t the Norwegians have to speak English to work in the GoM. Seems like a safety issue if they can’t.[/QUOTE]
Is this what is called American sarcasm? OR?


#145

Sad but true statement :frowning:


#146

There’s forms of English on VHF in Fourchon even I can’t figure out.


#147

If you speak 5 languages you are Scandinavian, if you speak 3 languages you are European and if you speak 1 language your American.


#148

Don’t the Norwegians own all of our Seven-Eleven stores ?


#149

[QUOTE=AHTS Master;184425]Don’t the Norwegians own all of our Seven-Eleven stores ?[/QUOTE]
FYI:

7-Eleven Inc. is headquartered in the American city of Dallas, Texas. Its parent company, Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd., is located in Tokyo, Japan.[1] Seven-Eleven Japan is held by the Seven & I Holdings Co. holding company.[2]

7-11 in Norway:

7-Eleven Norway is part of the Reitan Group, which is one of Scandinavia’s leading companies in the retail and service trade. 7-Eleven has been established in Norway since 13 September 1986, when the first store was born in Chair Maker street in Grunerlokka in Oslo. Today, 7-Eleven 80 stores in the cityscape. Most of the shops located at airports with extremes Drammen, Fredrikstad and Lillehammer. The rest are distributed in cities across the country such as Bergen, Stavanger / Sandnes, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Alesund, Tromso, Bodo and Tønsberg. In 2008 entered the 7-Eleven a partnership with Shell in Scandinavia with the result that 88 former YX stations Norway was converted to Shell / 7-Eleven. Two world leading brands in fuel and convenience store / shop, now under one roof, offering customers the most modern concept and the best offer along the way.


#150

[QUOTE=ombugge;184432]FYI:

7-11 in Norway:[/QUOTE]

Wow…I kinda posted that as a joke but thanks for the history lesson.


#151

[QUOTE=salt’n steel;184417]There’s forms of English on VHF in Fourchon even I can’t figure out.[/QUOTE]

It’s called Creole French I believe?? I hear there are some people in them thare swamps that is partial to it. Can’t recall what they are named though.

      • Updated - - -

Oilman of the Year Award 2016 has been given to the CEO of Island Offshore: http://petro.no/spe-oilman-of-the-year-tildeles-island-offshore/39182

Sorry, the first bit requires translation.


#152

[QUOTE=ombugge;185160]It’s called Creole French I believe?? I hear there are some people in them thare swamps that is partial to it. Can’t recall what they are named though.[/QUOTE]

Cajuns, which is a contraction of the word Acadians. Acadians were french settlers in the maritime provinces in northeastern Canada. When the Brits took over the area, the Acadians refused to do their bidding so they were loaded onto floating hulks and shoved out to sea. They eventually regrouped in Louisiana where they built the French Quarter to attract college students on spring break so they could ply them with booze and empty their wallets.


#153

So this is where the action is now.


#154

I believe 27% of the population of the backward United States holds a four year degree.
I also believe that having this much of the population educated and in debt is not ideal.
Many people in the United States who work in trades are self educated by reading.
We have a sizable portion of the population that is not interested in education or self improvement
and that could be the fault or our well meaning government policies gone awry. Maybe other parts
of the world do not have this problem. I need clarification on what undereducated means to this
discussion. Does it mean not having free universities and coffee houses? Does it mean people
outside the United States have opinions based on TV exported to the world which is unflattering to
hard working Americans who rarely have time to watch it? I would like more clarification on the link
between the presumed education gap and the “military industrial complex”. I realize that opinions vary
on the role America has played in the world but it some ways having too many degreed people is unnecessary.


#155

[QUOTE=tengineer1;184326]Patience. Remember the USA is an island whose citizens have little exposure to the rest of the world and by choice insulate themselves from facts by getting their information from TV echo chambers, political websites etc. They also have a sense of entitlement which when threatened makes them want to blow stuff up which is much easier than educating oneself and helps defense contractors tremendously. That their industries do not wish to compete on the world stage with their own citizens is a fact. The funny thing is they have convinced the gullible under educated US citizens they must live like serfs for the good of “markets” and "competition. Slowly they will come to realize that it is not other countries, other citizens, other religions or other political parties holding them back but their own greedy multinational corporations, [including media] banks and the lackey’s that administer their policies, the politicians, that are reducing them to serfdom. No one ever leaves Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan or any other large multinational to run for political office for good reason. They already control the country. Be patient.[/QUOTE]

I believe 27% of the population of the backward United States holds a four year degree.
I also believe that having this much of the population educated and in debt is not ideal.
Many people in the United States who work in trades are self educated by reading.
We have a sizable portion of the population that is not interested in education or self improvement
and that could be the fault or our well meaning government policies gone awry. Maybe other parts
of the world do not have this problem. I need clarification on what undereducated means to this
discussion. Does it mean not having free universities and coffee houses? Does it mean people
outside the United States have opinions based on TV exported to the world which is unflattering to
hard working Americans who rarely have time to watch it? I would like more clarification on the link
between the presumed education gap and the “military industrial complex”. I realize that opinions vary
on the role America has played in the world but it some ways having too many degreed people is unnecessary.


#156

#157

[QUOTE=Fraqrat;185171]https://youtu.be/ZwxAAQYbfzI[/QUOTE]

Cat doing nails? :slight_smile:


#158

[QUOTE=Lee Shore;185163]Cajuns, which is a contraction of the word Acadians. Acadians were french settlers in the maritime provinces in northeastern Canada. When the Brits took over the area, the Acadians refused to do their bidding so they were loaded onto floating hulks and shoved out to sea. They eventually regrouped in Louisiana where they built the French Quarter to attract college students on spring break so they could ply them with booze and empty their wallets.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for reminding me of the polite name. I was looking for a more commonly used term though.


#159

[QUOTE=ombugge;185176]Thanks for reminding me of the polite name. I was looking for a more commonly used term though.[/QUOTE]

You mean, cough cough, ahem… Coonass?


#160

[QUOTE=Lee Shore;185181]You mean, cough cough, ahem… Coonass?[/QUOTE]

Weeell, ahem, yes, that was the word I was looking for.