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From: "Ruth Odegard" <>
Subject: Re: Whoa, NO Political ect.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 18:59:15 -0500
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Karla, I take ownership to my reply to Egil. I should not have expressed my
religious belief, but that is a part of me. I meant no offense when I said
Fear not, just believe. That has helped me, but I will try to not say
anything like this again. I am concerned about all people involved in this
tragic situation. I would be at the front of the parade when it comes to
speaking for the Norwegians. They are a great
group of people and I am proud of my heritage. I agree that religion and
politics are hot topics.Ruth Odegard in Minnesota
----- Original Message -----
From: chantilly <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 6:20 PM
Subject: Whoa, NO Political ect.
> >whoa doggies....could someone please inform me off list? I have not
> Please, this is a list for Norwegian topics. The welcome letter
> we can not express our political feelings here, because they are so
> diverse and so HOT a topic, evoking alot of emotion.
> I had not thought about what would be considered political to our
> Norwegian friends, here so I'm very amiss. I see that there are
> issues involved with this submarine situation, that also are heavy
> in the political arena.
> We must know about these tragedies, and we are affected by
> them deeply. In the US we do not receive the coverage that Norwegians
> do. Some of my news is 2 days old. Yes, the submarine is a
> very welcome subject here on Norwaylist. We must walk a fine line
> between receiving the news, and not offering up Religious
> or Politcal views while we do so. During the Train disaster, and
> the Ferry disaster, we all were very involved with this and deeply
> concerned. This situation also upsets those who care about
> Norway, human life, our waters and the air we breath. I hope we can
> continue to show our support to Norway, and express our concern,
> without using religious and Political subjects to do so. Do these
> in private, they will still work just as well.
> Please respect your fellow listers. Know that we love Norway,
> and the Norwegian people. Acknowledge that we need to know, but
> we are two cultures viewing things from different angles. Be kind.
> Thank you,
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