Refuting Ombugge's left wing rhetoric


#61

How could I have missed replying to this

The bored part may be close, but what kind of cheap sh*t dump of a Pub have you been visiting?? $10 for “a pint” in a decent Pub would be hard to find these days and Ringnes is the beer of Oslo, not all of Norway. Here we drink Hansa from Bergen, or Dahl’s from Trondheim.
Sometime Mack from Tromso, which is a MUST with seagull eggs in the spring: http://mylittlenorway.com/2009/05/seagull-eggs-and-beer/
It is also good with whale beef or seal flippers at any time.

Of course there is no such thing as “Pint” in Norway. It is either 0.4 or 0.6 ltr. which is either a bit less or a bit more of than a Pint. Even the “1/2-liter” that used to be the standard measure before, appears to have gone by the wayside in Pubs. That was close to a US Pint (0.47 ltr) while 0.6 ltr is closer to a UK Pint (0.57 ltr)

The cost of a 0.4 ltr. glas of beer will set you back abt. NOK 75 - 80, or more, while 0.6 ltr. cost around NOK 90-100 in most establishments.

In the new Micro Brewery that just opened near the Cruise Centre here in Aalesund:

0.4 ltr. of their cheapest Pilsner or Ale cost NOK 79, while their Stout or Porter comes at NOK 139 for the same size, It is shock treatment for the Cruise guests, many of whom set foot in Norway for the first time here.
But then again, nobody comes to Norway for the Sun, Sand and Cheap Booze. They may go to Florida for that?

BTW; The Brew Master at Molo Pub and Micro Brewery is an American from Florida,


#62

That is such a warm and romantic looking little pub.


#63

Looks more like a factory to me. But I assume you were being sarcastic, which is something I can appreciate,.

PS> This was a storage area for Customs originally.


#64

A real good pint here is about $7.50. Had a $10 pint last night and thought of Norway. It was called “the cloud”, an IPA from Stillwater Brewing and it was delicious.


#65

…storage of smugglers?

The business plan is ‘Great Revenues by Great Desolation’.
Six pints in six minutes and the client is happy… and at the loveliest place worldwide…


#66

I learned a long long time ago about the hazards of drinking with Norwegians in America. Don’t even think about trying to keep up with them.

It would be safer in Norway, at those prices I couldn’t afford to keep up with them.


#67

From the Police log for Aalesund and Sunnmore last night: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2017/08/18/Dette-har-skjedd-i-natt-15171414.ece?cx_front_click=baseline_test&cx_front_click_place=9&cx_front_click_articles=2
Beer and Booze may be expensive but w​​​​e like it like this!!! No murders, robberies or terrorist attacks.


#68

Yes, that older couple in the second picture look like they’re having the time of their life!


#69

They better be, spending that much on a pint of beer!!


#70

Have a look around Norway and see what you can enjoy for free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEIPkcCHwe0
Of course you have to get here first.
Plus; don’t drink too much beer and booze, unless you won in the lottery.


#71

More Norwegian propaganda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMGTsVOLm7Q
No text to tell what and where on either of these two videos.
Sorry, I can not help much, I have seen far too little of Norway myself.

Here is another, with text in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW-WokExNKM


#72

We got visitors:


#73

Reviving this thread to get back to the misconception about immigration and immigrant, both in USA and in Europe.
I listened to a discussion on CNN a few days ago where it was stated as a fact the USA had more foreign born resident than any other developed country. (Of course without any attempt at proving it)

Out of curiosity I fact checked that statement, since I knew that it was not correct.
Singapore has over 40% foreign born Citizen and Permanent Residents, but then the speaker may not know of, or regard Singapore as a developed country.

Here is an OECD statistics that totally refute that statement:


Singapore and other small states with large foreign born populations are not OECD members, but even Norway (surprise, surprise) has more foreign born than USA, contrary to the belief it is “lilly white”.


#74

Two questions:

  1. are you speaking in absolute numbers, or foreign-born relative to percentage of population?
  2. does your analysis include illegal alien residents?

#75
  1. Of course it is % relative to population.
  2. I have not made any analysis, only quoted OECD statistics.

I know it is nice to look at total number sometimes, other times it looks better when shown as “per capita”.

The oft quoted; “USA is the richest country in the world” is actually “the largest single economy in the world”. Which is true, unless you count EU as a single economy, in which case that is the largest by far. Both are likely to be overtaken by China within a few years, though.

If you look at “GDP per capita”, many of the smaller countries become “the richest”, with China still in the “developing economies”. USA is #20

Here is the latest World Fact Book comparison of GDP (PPP) by CIA:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2004rank.html


#76

Though I love the USA I must admit the country is number one in some dubious categories.
Highest incarceration rate
Obese People
Divorce rate
Rate of illegal drug use
Car thefts
Reported rapes
Murders
Total crime
Most police [ figure that one out]
Highest healthcare cost
Highest prescription drug use
Highest student debt
Largest creator of porn
Highest military spending [more than the next 7 countries combined]
More foreign military bases than any other country
Debt

But after awhile all this seems normal if you live on the island of USA :slight_smile:


#77

Those are the symptoms of a society in a downward spiral and what is most alarming is that there are no corrective measures on the horizon.

We are nearing the end of the cycle. Wash, rinse, repeat.


#78

I like the photo analogy but I would substitute “people” for men. There are some tough women and kids in the USA. When people realize someone set their home on fire and all they have left are matches they use them. Scary stuff from history. History does not repeat itself but it does rhyme.


#79

This quote and the underlying principle behind it fall squarely into category 3 of the above info-graphic


#80

Typo on my part or early Alzheimer disease or maybe just dyslexia. Been edited now. :slight_smile: