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Post by Lussi05 » July 23rd, 2011, 5:05 pm

It is a very strange and unreal situation we have here in Norway now, with the bombing in Oslo, and the terrible killing of 84 young people who was on the Labour Partys annual summer camp on Utøya in Tyrifjorden. Utøya is in the same county as I live in, located on the other side of the fjord from where I live ( Tyrifjorden). Yesterday we heard the helicopters who was flying over the area all afternoon and evening. Words can not describe our feelings right now, and our thoughts goes to all those who have lost their loved and precious ones in this terrible tragedy..
Thank you all for the good thoughts you are sending to those who is affected..

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Post by macdoum » July 23rd, 2011, 6:06 pm

Lussio my thoughts are with you and all the Norwegian people now.
It is such a useless tragedy and some people are so brutal and go out killing innocent people. No reason on earth can condone such an act. :cry:
May you all hold hands to survive this sorry time.
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Post by Lussi05 » July 25th, 2011, 11:17 am

Thank you very much for your compassion with the norwegian people Macdoum.
This is a link to a norwegian newspaper, VG, where we all can HOLD HANDS to show our aversion against violence, and in compassion with those who is affected..join in...
http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/oslobomben/lenke.php

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Post by Felis silvestris » July 26th, 2011, 8:21 am

Thanks for the link, Lussi, I just joined the chain! :wave:
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Post by alice44 » July 26th, 2011, 8:46 am

I tried but I am not sure it took me :slap:
It did I found me :rolleyes:

It is fun to read all the names and ages -- gives a little connection.

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Post by Fleur » July 26th, 2011, 9:04 am

Thanks for the link Lussi05

I've added

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Post by Kitty KCMO » July 26th, 2011, 9:41 am

Thank you for the link to hold hands, Lussi. I clicked & added myself, but I don't know if it took me. i will check later. I have followed the news & must say how I admire your country's population for their reported dignity & compassion to each other in such a trying & terrible time.
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Post by macdoum » July 26th, 2011, 11:35 pm

Here you can write a message of condolence to the people of Norway

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeacti ... m=20024609

We know this site...I have voted there, to save the migrating birds in Malta,I think .Matbe it was for The Black Bears ? :puzzled:
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Post by alice44 » July 29th, 2011, 8:25 am

macdoum wrote:Here you can write a message of condolence to the people of Norway

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeacti ... m=20024609

We know this site...I have voted there, to save the migrating birds in Malta,I think .Matbe it was for The Black Bears ? :puzzled:
I signed that too (I am a member so I see their stuff regular like) I still cannot wrap my head around that hate and that he was influenced by American haters and even used their nonsensical writings within his diatribe. Hate lingers -- we need to spread compassion and concern to combat the actions of just a few.

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Post by macdoum » August 20th, 2011, 1:54 am

Estonia was in our newspaper yesteday;
Viking ship discovered in Saaremaa My translation follows;

Archeologists have found a boat dating to the year 750. They are convinced they have found one of th earliest sailing ships (with sails) used in the Baltic
Found recently on the island of Saaremaa,the boat of 17 metres served as a tomb to 35 warriors.
Some google news too.
http://shaan.typepad.com/shaanou/2011/0 ... remaa.html
Here too.
http://www.medievalarchives.com/tag/saaremaa

:rolleyes: Is that where the sealcam should be ?... :cry: ..... :banghead:... :help:
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Post by alice44 » August 20th, 2011, 5:00 am

I have yet to read the longer posts -- but it sounds like they found one earlier and now a second -- that is kind of impressive.

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Post by Felis silvestris » August 20th, 2011, 12:45 pm

macdoum wrote:
:rolleyes: Is that where the sealcam should be ?... :cry: ..... :banghead:... :help:
I think not directly on Saaremaa, this is a rather big island, with roads and places where people live. It would be strange if nobody can go there like it was written about the seal cam island. With the help of the lighthouse which was visible in the evening I tried to find the smaller island off Saaremaa where the cam is. I think, I found it :whistling:
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Post by macdoum » August 20th, 2011, 5:35 pm

Felis silvestris wrote: I think not directly on Saaremaa, this is a rather big island, with roads and places where people live. It would be strange if nobody can go there like it was written about the seal cam island. With the help of the lighthouse which was visible in the evening I tried to find the smaller island off Saaremaa where the cam is. I think, I found it :whistling:
Shhhhhh...not a word to anyone. :innocent:
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Post by Felis silvestris » August 20th, 2011, 9:04 pm

macdoum wrote:
Shhhhhh...not a word to anyone. :innocent:
Image
If I would wanted to let everyone know I would have posted a map with exact directions ... :mrgreen:
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Post by macdoum » August 22nd, 2011, 12:02 am

Felis silvestris wrote: Image
If I would wanted to let everyone know I would have posted a map with exact directions ... :mrgreen:
DID YOU SEE A WILD BOAR THERE.. ? Did you use Google map ?
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Post by Jo UK » August 23rd, 2011, 3:48 pm

We have a new webcam!

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It is not a streaming video, as we have become used to, but a time lapse camera which will produce an updated video each day.
This will be something llike watching coral grow.

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Post by Jo UK » August 23rd, 2011, 10:00 pm

There has been a 5.9 earthquake in Virginia, USA.
Our own Bociany is there, somewhere.

Bociany, please check in soon to let us know if all is well with you/

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Post by NancyM » August 23rd, 2011, 10:13 pm

Hi Jo! Thank you for checking up on me! :wave:

I am very far north of the epicenter of that earthquake - I did not feel a thing! I do have family and friends in that area, though.

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Post by Jo UK » August 23rd, 2011, 10:14 pm

Thanks for checking in, bociany.
I have friends in Toronto who felt it.

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Post by Lussi05 » September 11th, 2011, 12:54 pm

It is ten years since 9/11...the terrible day when the world stopped, and we could not belive what we witnessed.
In memory..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Hayn1tNpE

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