Here in Norway we’ve had some fantastic summer-weeks now, with temperatures well over 30 degrees. With our long summer nights and long fjords, we tend to jump into our boats and stay there from morning to midnight.
Sadly lives are lost every year due to high speeds and low knowledge in using high powered boats and navigating our beautiful but treacherous waters.
In Norway it’s mandatory to have life vests for every passenger on-board even the smallest boat, but not to actually wear it.
That is good, it’s not always very practical to move about in the boat with a life vest on, but keeping it under your seat will not save you if you get thrown to sea at high speed, or get run over by some drunk idiot in a high powered boat he cannot control.
So do like Cecilia Brækhus and many other great Norwegian athletes, wear your life vest with pride!
Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, Who has been treating hundreds of victims wounded in Israel’s ongoing assault, including young children. Dr. Gilbert says hospitals are operating without electricity, water and proper medical supplies, but adds: “As a medical doctor, my appeal is don’t send bandages, don’t send syringes, don’t send medical teams. The most important medical thing you can do now is to force Israel to stop the bombing and lift the siege of Gaza.” Gilbert recently recently submitted a report to the United Nations on the state of the Gaza health sector in 2014. “Where is the decency in the U.S. government allowing Israel this impunity to punish the whole civilian population in Gaza?”
so far, close to 170 Palestinians have been killed, among them 36 children and 24 women. And among the 1,232 injured, there are 346 children and 256 women. So, 50 percent of the injured are women and children. Now, this tells you that these attacks are not targeting the militarists in Palestine, in Gaza. These attacks are targeting the whole population in order to intimidate them and to force them to give up their resistance. I’ve been to Gaza through the last 17 years, and every time it is the same story. Israelis are accusing the Palestinians of attacking them; they have to defend themselves, they claim. Actually, the truth is the exact opposite. Israel is the attacker, the occupant. Internationally, they are responsible, according to the law, for the security and the well-being of the occupied population, whereas in fact Israel is doing their utmost to kill them and to make their life as miserable as possible through these seven years of siege.
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