I like Norwegians. I would like to be one, but I cannot spend $100,000.00 for the clothing to live in their country.
???? A 100 grand for clothing? Clothing in Norway is cheaper than ever, since most of it is manufactured in Sri Lanka and other Asian countries.
Grunt is provoked by participants bashing Americans, and he wanted to hear my story. Here are a few selected highlights:
Some 20 years ago I spent a month on vacation in the US. It was really amazing. Partly, I was disappointed not to find the America of my imagination (made up by films, books and comics), but mostly, I loved to explore the country. Above all, Grand Canyon and the Indians in the reservates impressed me. I also enjoyed spotting details which were exactly as in the Donald Duck comics, like fire hydrants and mailboxes.
Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, I travelled in Eastern Europe. I met an American student from Texas, a jew, and travelled with him from Berlin to Prague and Vienna. I appreciated his friendliness very much and followed him to certain Jewish memorial sites in Prague. I still remember how upset he was when I wanted to take a photo inside a Jewish restaurant where we shared the lunch (orthodox jews doesn't want to be photographed). We split in Vienna because he had enough of Eastern Europe, and I set off to Hungary and Croatia. Back in Austria, I met an American girl, also a jew, and spent a few days with her.
I visited Prague again in 2000 and visited the same jewish sites as I did 10 years before. I even attented the Shabbat ceremony in the 500 year old synagogue in Prague. It was a most amazing experience to spend nearly 3 hours with orthodox looking jews. I still remember the Rabbi's singing and massing as among the most beautiful I've ever heard.
So, I have some fascination for jews and Judaism. But, anyway, I believe the palestinian people should have their own country. It is not the palestinian people of today's fault what their fathers did wrong in 1948 or 1967. Israel did in fact occupy a part of Jordan in 1967, The West Bank, and this area was given from Jordan to the palestinians a few years back. Israel have no legal rights here.
I detest any terrorist, wheter Israeli or Palestine, i detest any who commits violent acts towards innocent civilians, I detest the powerful men who manipulate facts and feed us with propaganda. I support the innocent civilians who wants peace. Israel should withdraw fully, including the settlements, according to the UN charters, to the borders from before 1967.