Western media is quite silent about this. News of this type are of maximum importance in the Baltic countries.
The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.Oslo became the latest city to drop its bid for the 2022 Winter Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing for the project on Wednesday amid concerns the games were too costly -- a decision the IOC said was based on "half-truths and factual inaccuracies."Oslo's exit leaves Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the only two contenders.Oslo is the fourth city to pull out of a race that has been thrown into turmoil in the wake of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, where the overall price tag was put at $51 billion, scaring off politicians and taxpayers and leaving the International Olympic Committee with a major image crisis.
Aside from the lack of public support (ask Brazil about the World Cup and Olympic projects), the IOC laid out a list of ridiculous demands as part of what would've been Oslo's bid.First, the IOC wanted to meet the king prior to the opening ceremony. Next it wanted never-ending drinks payable to the royal family or the Norwegian Olympic Committee.Okay, well yeah, I guess. VG mined the 7,000+ pages of requirements from the IOC, and most pertained to security. The following do not.Car and drivers for all IOC members.Diverted and prioritized Olympic trafficDedicated Olympic traffic lanes, not to be used by regular people"IOC members will be received with a smile on arrival at hotel"Hotel bars must be open "extra late" and can only serve Coca-Cola productsAll conference rooms must be kept at exactly 68 degrees"All furniture should be OL-shaped and have Olympic Appearance"Finally, the IOC "proposes the closure of schools, and the local people are encouraged to take vacations."Thus far Stockholm, Sweden, Krakow, Poland, and Lviv, Ukraine, have all pulled their bids. The only bidders left are Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing, China. If all else fails, there's always Sochi, Russia.
What language is that in the video at vimeo?
Edit: The Swedish military gave a press conference too. The funniest sentence in the statement is this: "Det vi med säkerhet kunnat utesluta är en konventionell u-båt." It translates as "What we can exclude with certainty is a conventional submarine ship." So, it certainly wasn't a conventional submarine ship.
There is a convertible car/sub.
Eventually that division was superseded by introducing the härad or Herred, which was the term in the rest of Scandinavia. This word was either derived from Proto-Norse *harja-raiðō (warband) or Proto-Germanic *harja-raiða (war equipment, cf. Wapentake). Similar to skipreide, a part of the coast where the inhabitants were responsible for equipping and manning a war ship.
Btw, third piece of news is Russian submarines spotted from passenger ferries between Finland, Estonia, and Swedenhttp://www.delfi.ee/news/paevauudised/eesti/ainult-delfis-video-tallinki-laevareisija-jaadvustas-laevast-moodunud-allveelaeva.d?id=69635869
A foreign (=Russian) submarine is said to have stranded somewhere in Stockholm archipelago and sent out an SOS signal.Uppgifter: Skadad rysk ubåt utlöste försvarslarmet
Once again, a short anatomy about how disinformation works in our "trusted" media.
Disinformation nr.1: QuoteBtw, third piece of news is Russian submarines spotted from passenger ferries between Finland, Estonia, and Swedenhttp://www.delfi.ee/news/paevauudised/eesti/ainult-delfis-video-tallinki-laevareisija-jaadvustas-laevast-moodunud-allveelaeva.d?id=69635869Whatever have been spotted by whomever, there was never an evidence that it was of Russian origin.
Disinformation nr.2:QuoteA foreign (=Russian) submarine is said to have stranded somewhere in Stockholm archipelago and sent out an SOS signal.Uppgifter: Skadad rysk ubåt utlöste försvarslarmetSweden's signal intelligence agency, knows nothing about the alleged SOS signal.
Are you anatomising me rather than "our" media?
Sweden's agencies *admit* nothing about the signal. There's a difference...
Quote from: ersi on 2014-10-28, 12:21:19Are you anatomising me rather than "our" media?I'm rather anatomising "our" media.As for speaking about you, it doesn't came as a surprise that you were in hurry to bring the misguiding headlines while you didn't bother to mention about the "fixed/updated newsbit".
As for the alleged Russian SOS signal: http://www.dn.se/nyheter/sverige/forsvaret-inget-ryskt-nodsamtal-bakom-ubatsjakt/
"undisclosed sources" by the media you say?Worthless allegations which can't be verified and aren't worth the paper they are written on.With other words a simply method to spread disinformations/lies with minimal risk to get caught. It's an often used method by "our" media lately.
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