Norway in a nutshell

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Foto: Espen Braata, VG

Since May 1st this year emergency cars in Norway need a taxi permit. The taxi-organizations demanded this because “hey – they are driving people around and charge them”. Isn’t it incredible? This is Norway in a nutshell – we laugh at other countries’ bureaucracy but we’re not better. The doctors visiting people have complained and want to stay clear of this rule, the application will be either accepted or denied this week.

If its not accepted I am worried how Norway will turn out to live in the next years.. Will the fire department and police need a taxi permit as well in the future?

I also read that every 5th student in 9th grade here in Bergen cannot read! And that is ethnic Norwegians, I wonder how the total is. Isn’t Norway great!?


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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

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