Norwegian publisher recycles Trump speeches as poetry


Norwegians demonstrating against Donald Trump in Oslo in January 2017. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

From The Local in Norway:

Norwegians upcycle Trump speeches into poetry collection

12 May 2017

A Norwegian publisher who has released a collection of Donald Trump’s speeches repurposed as poetry says that the new book shows a different side to the US President.

“I know words… I have the best words,” Donald Trump once said in his superlative way.

Now those words by the new US president have been pulled together as a “collection of poetry” in Norway.

Who knew? Trump the poet?

“What Trump says is closer to poetry and fiction than to reality,” said the Norwegian man who created the collection, Chris Felt.

We’re appalled that his rhetoric which seems to have little thought or preparation behind it could have won an electoral campaign,” Felt told the newspaper Aftenposten.

The book’s tongue-in-cheek title is “Make poetry great again” — a play on Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America great again“.

The content is composed strictly from speeches, interviews and other statements that the 70-year-old has given over the years.

Among the choice bits turned to poems in the book are words about his daughter that Trump said around 10 years ago.

“I have said

if Ivanka

were not my daughter,

perhaps

I would be dating her”

Felt said the words may be “terribly macho, pitiful and confusing but when the quotations have space around them I see other facets of him”.

Reading Trump‘s words as poetry Felt said he felt in them “more despair, more insecurity and perhaps an inferiority complex“.

According to the publisher Kaggen, the first print run was 2,000 copies — one of which has been sent to Trump. Now the question is whether his penchant for superlatives will make it a “bestseller”.

Former Norwegian prime minister stopped by new US entry controls: here.

Norwegian right-wing politician wants all carnivorous animals killed


This video says about itself:

Wolf hunting in Norway

28 December 2016

A real issue in Norway. The hunters are aiming towards killing too many wolves. Happily the hunt was cancelled in time.

Translated from Dagbladet daily in Norway:

Conservative politician believes all predators should be shot dead: They provide no added value

Member of Parliament Laila Davidsen (Høyre [translated: ‘right-wing’, the Norwegian Conservative party]) believes wolf extermination is only one of several things her own government has not delivered on in anti-predator policy. Now she demands action.

12 February 2017 12:24

Talking only about economic ‘added value’: this would be a death blow to ecotourism in Norway.

Norwegian wolves’ lives saved


This BBC video from Canada says about itself:

22 June 2016

Gordon Buchanan tries to get up close to the wolves‘ den using a special camera to see how many young cubs there are. Taken from Snow Wolf Family And Me.

Fortunately, not all hunting news is as bad as the news about Donald Trump’s sons.

Translated from Vroege Vogels TV in the Netherlands:

Norway stops shooting of two-thirds of the wolf population

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Also thanks to international pressure, the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, has reversed the decision to kill two-thirds of the wolf population in the country. The four packs north of the Norwegian capital Oslo are saved.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is greatly relieved. According to Nina Jensen, CEO of WWF Norway, it is a great victory for Norwegian nature: “We have in recent weeks along with other organizations collected more than 60,000 signatures against the massacre of 47 wolves. There are only 70 wolves and the wild wolf population is already declining much, including by illegal hunting. The plan to cull nearly as much as seventy percent of the wolves in the country led rightly internationally to much criticism. We are pleased and grateful that the decision was reversed!”

Independent legal review

In October of this year the [government’s] Norwegian Centre for Nature decided to issue hunting permits to protect farmers and cattle. WWF Norway had asked for an independent judicial review of this decision. Jensen: “The statement by the Norwegian Minister is now obvious: it is not permissible to hunt wolves which do not harm sheep and other livestock. And that is the greatest victory!”

Now, one should hope that there will no exceptions to these new rules for the royal family of Sweden … or for the royal family of Spain … or for the royal family of Britain … or for the royal family of the Netherlands … or for the royal family of Belgium …or for princes from Qatar … or for Donald Trump’s sons.

Breivik’s party politician in Norwegian paedophile network


This video from Northern Ireland says about itself:

Chris Moore, ‘Securing justice for clerical child abuse victims’

18 December 2012

Chris Moore is an award-winning investigative journalist based in Belfast, who has written and reported extensively on clerical and institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland. He was the reporter on the UTV current affairs programme Counterpoint which produced the ground-breaking programme Suffer Little Children in 1994, exposing the Brendan Smyth child sex abuse story. His books include Betrayal of Trust, Fr. Brendan Smyth Affair and the Catholic Church (1995) and The Kincora Scandal: Political Cover-up and Intrigue in Northern Ireland (1996). Chris has continued to cover these and related stories ever since, including the struggle by campaigners for inquiries into abuse in Northern Ireland, on which he has reported critically for The Detail website.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Norway shocked by paedophile network

Today, 20:46

In the Norwegian child abuse case that came to light yesterday, a senior police officer has been suspended. His 23-year-old son is said to have played an important role in the big paedophile network that has been discovered. The boy was arrested and will remains for four weeks in custody. The first two weeks he will be in complete isolation.

The father stands accused that he has visited web sites with pornographic texts about children. The man is said to have admitted that he did read “erotica”, but that they did not contain prohibited content, according to him. He said he did not know of the involvement of his son in the big paedophile network.

Drugs and doping

The network is said to also include two Norwegian politicians. According to the Norwegian channel NRK, one of them was an employee of the government party FrP and he later had a key role in local politics. During a search also drugs and doping were found at his place. He admits this possession, according to his lawyer, but he denies that he has anything to do with the paedophile network.

The Norwegian coalition government consists of two parties: the conservative party and the FrP (‘Progress Party’) of this person, from eastern Norway, suspected in the ‘Dark Room’ paedophile network case. The FrP is a far right xenophobic party, comparable to Vlaams Belang in Belgium and Golden Dawn in Greece. Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik used to be a FrP member. Also other Norwegian violent xenophobes used to be active in the FrP. One FrP politician expressed sympathy with a Swedish racist who murdered people at a school with many immigrant pupils.

Dutch Christian Democrat politician suspect of abusing minor girl: here.