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That was this week’s news 14 May 2010. Amongst the headlines, thin lines, and Party lines. On Monday, the Progress Party (FrP) welcomed the Conservative’s (H) resolution to do away with fathers’ legal right to paternity leave. Perhaps the next step will be removing his reproductive rights too, which would certainly cut down on state costs. Tuesday’s The Foreigner full marks go to Sigbjørn Johnsen. Labour’s (Ap) Minister of Finance uttered his “for the observant reader” catchphrase several times during the press presentation of the government’s revised national budget. But no credit was given to those who can count.

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That was this week’s news 14 May 2010

Published on Saturday, 15th May, 2010 at 08:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 15th May 2010 at 08:56.

Amongst the headlines, thin lines, and Party lines.

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On Monday, the Progress Party (FrP) welcomed the Conservative’s (H) resolution to do away with fathers’ legal right to paternity leave. Perhaps the next step will be removing his reproductive rights too, which would certainly cut down on state costs.

Tuesday’s The Foreigner full marks go to Sigbjørn Johnsen. Labour’s (Ap) Minister of Finance uttered his “for the observant reader” catchphrase several times during the press presentation of the government’s revised national budget. But no credit was given to those who can count.

Still on Tuesday (to make up for Thursday, which was a Sunday in the Norwegian calendar, confusingly enough), Adresseavisen revealed about 50,000 Norwegians are driving round with faulty eyesight, despite wearing contact lenses or glasses. “I didn’t see it coming” could be another good excuse to put on the accident report form.

Wednesday was the 125th birthday of when Norway’s other language, Nynorsk, was officially put on an equal footing with Bokmål. In the 1950s, adults burned books written in Nynorsk on the streets of Oslo in protest. Sylfest Lomheim, director of Språkrådet – the state’s professional body regarding the Norwegian language – told NRK people thought too many words ended in “a”. More bad news for H and FrP, as papa does too.

And Yesterday, Aftenposten revealed many Norwegian businesses have burnt their financial fingers for a total of 40 billion kroner in the past 15 years on buying foreign companies. The only company to have made money is Telenor. Talk is obviously not so cheap.



Published on Saturday, 15th May, 2010 at 08:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 15th May 2010 at 08:56.

This post has the following tags: sigbjoern, johnsen, labour, ap, progress, frp, conservative, h, party, sylfest, lomheim, spraakraadet, headlines, satire.





  
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