“I'll risk the vilification here and say, hey, try it. Whale is pretty tasty. In fact, it's a lot like that other large mammal we eat plenty of. Reading the article carefully (key word here, folks) shows us that there is an abundance of whales in Norwegian waters and the quota has a negligent effect on them. When I explain to non-hunters why I hunt, I like to use the following argument: harvesting an animal in the wild, be it a deer, bison, whale or whatever you prefer to have on the table (I include foraging for mushrooms in here as well) the animal has led a natural life, and is generally unaware until the very last minute that its life is over. Modern methods of hunting (and whaling) are as humane as possible, and there isn't a hunter around (excluding Sarah Palin) who does not treat this as a solemn responsibility. Compare to the horror shows we have seen here on HP of US slaughterhouse violations and farm abuses, diseased and down cows being dragged by the underpaid an dehumanized workers to terrifying deaths in filthy and inhumane conditions. You don't want to eat whale? Fine, don't eat it. Let those who do enjoy their traditions as long as there are those to uphold them.”
Inkosi on May 31, 2013 at 12:19:00
“Whales know when they are being hunted and killed - case of the whale ship Essex. It is not humane, it is not even sport with all the hi tech equipment. The environment is contaminated. That fresh fish - natural life - sorry, the oceans are contaminated with mercury and other poisons.”
Nov 15, 2012 at 04:25:19
“The $5000 is a fine for not providing health care. If he provides a health plan, he avoids the fine. Reducing employee hours and effectively forcing htem into multiple part time jobs i a repub dream. As blue collar labor becomes more dependent on having two or three jobs to feed the family, labor is less easily organised and therefore easier to exploit.
if only they had extended medicare to all, and come up with a national health plan like here in Norway....Oh wait. I forgot. We're the wealthiest nation on the planet and we're SOCIALIST! How'd that happen?”
“I can top that....I shot a reindeer one fall and made a nice stew with some of the chuck. I hid a cherry tomato in the casserole, and proclaimed, 'See, it WAS Rudolph!' when a lucky someone got the 'nose' in their dish.
“Well,you have yourselves to thank. Years of wasteful car culture and an idea that gas is (and should be) a cheap commodity that will last forever, an unwillingness to reduce emissions and the usual kowtowing to the big three. I drive a Skoda Superb Greenline. A 1.6 turbo diesel with particulate filter and catalytic converter. It is larger than a VW Passat and we average 64 mpg. Why does this car get such great mileage and have space for a family of five plus a Labrador? BECAUSE IT HAS TO!!!! Fuel prices are astronomical here in Europe, because we realise that we must reduce our dependancy on oil, reduce emissions and reduce the impact on the environment. The worst part? I'm paying $8.50 a gallon and GM, Ford and Chrysler can still get away with building Mustangs and SUVs that get 20 mpg. They can build these cars, they just don't want to. 34 mpg by 2016...get real. Think of the economic benefit of developing new technologies, instead of using the same basic designs from 30 years ago?”
“Is anyone else struck by the fact that all of these questionnaires were printed on a Ditto machine (in 1991)? The irony of interviewing and documenting Steve Jobs on paper forms copied on 1920s technology.”
Jan 18, 2012 at 10:40:59
“The entertainment industry would be great,too. I hear they do really good song and dance numbers. Where do idiots like this come from? A lack of work ethic is not confined to African Americans, and Icertainly don't see a link to skin color. But hey, what do I know. as for Newt's abso-fing-lutely brilliant idea (where o where is the sarcasm key) that 30 black kids could do the job of one janitor, let's take a look here: Said janitor, a highly skilled, highly educated employee of the school system probably makes, oh say, $35,000 a year. Max. So, like $17.50 and hour. Split that between 30 kids and you can open a sneaker factory in China. That will really teach them character and work ethic. Obviously, all these inner city kids would be lining up to clean toilets, rather than sell drugs, since character is SO much more appealing to a 15 year old than a car.”
“Hey,I've never tasted this.It must be gross. Let me stick my tongue out like a two year old and say yechhh.
Grow up, develop some taste buds and explore the variety and diversity of flavors the world has to offer. On the other hand, somebody has to like the food at Olive Garden and its ilk. Better you than me. Bone marrow is wonderful, rich and satisfying.”
“Well, thanks for that info. When you get sick and need medication, you won't be able to add the coverage that was previously unnecessary. Then, when you have to choose between medication and food, or housing, society will either have to shell out for the meds, you will live in a shelter or be dining on Alpo. Once you need insurance, you will find out I'm right.”
“Wow. I guess nobody actually proofreads before they post articles. Brennivin is not beer. it literally means 'burnt wine', ie distilled. It is strong, strong stuff. Japanese eel in China, or chinese eel in Japan? Might be worth running spell check, too. Just an idea.”
Nerf Hoeffelmeyer on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:04:05
“Brenevin is a schnapps made with caraway seeds and tastes as bad as hakarl. I have a bottle that I have been trying to drink for ten years. I like to pour guests a shot and then watch their reaction.”
Arturo Gucci Guevara on Jan 6, 2012 at 14:45:00
“Yes, indeed. And Day of the Dead bread in Mexico is in November as stated in the heading, but the paragraph reads September. Very careless.”
tector on Jan 6, 2012 at 14:20:22
“brennevin might be beer in iceland but in norway, where refugee is, it is a lethal vodka looking liquid. you can mix it with anything like orange juice.when i lived in oslo many moons ago a friend and i split a bottle at the holmenkollen ski jumping tourney and it was a long stagger back down the hill to town.