What have the Norwegians ever done for us?

Unless you’ve spent the past couple of weeks in a cave, you would have no doubt heard about the case of Emil Bodnariu and his family. Bodnariu is a Romanian who married a Norwegian and moved to the land of the fjords. They have five children. Last year, the Norwegian social services took the children into foster care after the two eldest reportedly told a teacher at their school that they had been physically disciplined by their father. Beating children in any way is highly illegal in Norway.

That, more or less, is about all anyone knows for certain. Anything else is hearsay. It might well be proven that the claims against Bodnariu are false, and that the Norwegian authorities have overreacted. It would certainly not be the first time. We simply have to wait and see, and reserve judgement until we are in possession of all the facts. As is right and proper in such a sensitive case, both the Bodnariu family and the Norwegian authorities have chosen to remain silent until the due process has seen its course. All we can do is hope that the case ends with an outcome that is in the best interest of the children. Ideally, that is a return to their mother and father. Whatever the outcome, we do not think that the entire nation of Norway should be blamed for what has happened, not least as Norwegian families have also been the victims of their own country’s over-zealous child welfare authorities.

That, of course, has not stopped some of the usual suspects from doing just that, and blaming Norway as a whole. One – we shan’t bother to name him – yesterday discovered that Norway had been actively funding – via EEA & Norway Grants – a number of NGO projects in Romania. You can imagine the outrage: Nazi Norway! (That’s a direct quote). For the record, EEA Grants are jointly financed by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein; Norway Grants are funded solely by Norway.

EEA & Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA but not EU members) to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. EEA & Norway Grants is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, tolerance, security, environmental sustainability and a decent standard of living for all. The utter bastards.

You can see the full list of projects financed by Norway, as well as the amount spent on each, here. From 2009-2014 EEA Grants spent €190.75 million trying to make Romania a better place to live. Norway Grants spent an additional €115.2 million during the same period. Proof – as if anymore were needed – of just how much Norway hates Romania.

There are so many Romanians who have benefitted from these programmes that it is difficult to even know where to begin listing them. From simple student exchanges to grants for Romanian students to study in Norway, from public health programmes aimed at eradicating tuberculosis (TB) in Romania (which has Europe’s highest rate of TB) to the prevention of human trafficking money has been spent in key areas with one aim: making Romania a slightly better place for Romanians. Norway spent €4 million on trying to reduce domestic violence, and helping the victims. Another €9 million is to be spent on improving pre-school childcare so that young mothers can join (or rejoin) the workforce, and become self-reliant. Another €15.6 million has been allocated to helping Romania conserve its cultural heritage.

One of the most visible programmes funded by EEA & Norway Grants has been at Tulcea, in the Danube Delta, where a total of 48 inmates from the local prison spent six months last year building five traditional Danube Delta houses, learning niche skills and techniques which it is intended will serve them well on release, as well as changing local attitudes towards the rehabilitation of prisoners in general. It’s certainly a better way for convicts to spend their time than writing bullshit books.

The full, impressive list of ways in which Norway is helping Romania is here.

Let us be clear (again): we refuse to make any comment on the Bodnariu case until we have any evidence of wrong doing one way or another. We would expect others to do the same. We will end though by asking a question of all those who are currently screaming blue murder at the entire nation of Norway:

Have you done as much for Romania as Norway has?

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35 thoughts on “What have the Norwegians ever done for us?

  1. Good article and IF any truth is in the harming of children, then it’s to be thankful Norway is taking a dim view on this – a country or whole swathe of the Western world can’t be “blamed” for having laws to protect children.

    It says a lot about the people attacking Norway, without knowing the outcome of this case. Regardless they should be praising the stringent measures in place over there, and await the outcome of the action. Not a pleasant experience no doubt, and whether guilt or not – It’s not an excuse for Romania to attack Norway, for Norway simply having a dim view on child abuse. (Not that Romania doesn’t have a dim view by the way!)

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  2. Depends on what he did…nothing wrong with a slap here and there, but if he was beating them (i.e. anything that would leave a bruise or lasting pain), then that crosses a line.

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  3. The fact that BucLif, as a parent, didn’t seem bothered not even by the slightest touch of a thought of what might be for two little children, two very little children and a baby to be taken away by force from their parents and then separated one from another, is abhorrent.
    Against this background, making silly PR for the oh so generous and superior Norway is simply disgusting.

    And now, for the sake of fair reciprocity, please imagine this:

    “The case – which we are not going to go into at any great length – of
    Bucharest Life and his family. BucLif is a Briton who married a
    Romanian and moved to the Draculaland. They have one son.
    Last year, the Romanian social services took their son into foster
    care after he has told a teacher at their school that he was kissed by his father. BucLif has admitted to kiss his son “on the forhead”. Pedophily in any way is highly
    illegal in Romania.

    That, more or less, is about all anyone knows for certain. Anything
    else is hearsay. It might well be proven that the claims against
    Mr Turp are false, and that the Romanian authorities have overreacted.
    It might be that the claims are true. We simply have to wait and see,
    and reserve judgement until we are in possession of all the facts. As is
    right and proper in such a sensitive case, both the Turp family and
    the Romanian authorities have chosen to remain silent until the due
    process has seen its course. All we can do is hope that the case ends
    with an outcome that is in the best interest of the child. Ideally,
    that is a return to his (non-pedophile) father. Whatever the
    outcome, we fail to see why the entire nation of Romania – or indeed the
    entire Eastern Europe – should be blamed for what has happened.”

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      1. He may have gone cucu crazy batshit with his example, but he does raise one interesting point; what kind of damage is done to the kids by removing them from their parents and sending them somewhere else?

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    1. YES, ABSOLUTELY DAMNING, SHOCKING AND UTTERLY BESTIAL INHUMAN!!!

      EXPOSE TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY THE INFAMOUS BARNEVERNET DRACONIC AND RUTHLESS PRACTICES OF CONFISCATING CHILDREN FROM VULNERABLE AND UNSUSPECTING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES. Look at youtube and see more videos posted, like the one below:

      http://www.praguepost.com/viewpoint/51458-norwegian-politician-criticizes-barnevernet

      Read closely at the above youtube video. A high level Norway ex-official criticizing Norway for spreading lies and deception to the public and its EU embassies, and misrepresenting its heinous State-sponsored facts about its draconic practices of Barnevernet–tantamount to secretive Gestapo practices.

      Read closely the final five paragraphs, where the Norway jurist clearly exposes the inner sanctum of a retrograde and totalitarian CPS agency–sporting the power of a lose cannon–running amok! And employing arbitrary and official oppressive practices of the “kangaroo court” and the “star chamber courts” in England–practices discarded to the dustbin of history, long ago!

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  4. Parmalat: Nobody needs muslims, they’re worth less than dogs.

    People from any nation have no obligations towards opportunistic muslims who come to Europe to steal what locals built in generations.

    Only if the people agree through a referendum to accept muslims in their countries – only then muslims can be granted rights.

    Otherwise they have no rights in European countries.

    Helen Chappell: Ignore him. He’s a Romanian troll.owned by Donald Trump.

    Steven Sekowski Kaczorowski: But your an immigrant …

    Parmalat: But I’m Christian…

    Tony Lorenzo: I wonder what Christ thinks you are?

    Parmalat: a Crusader

    Samuel Swenson: Of course US and other Western Countries fomenting War and fear and extremism in Middle East resulting in Syrian Chaos and Refugees has nothing to do with creating severely damaged persons that are desperate and can become violent, so now you all blame the real victims! And now you all blame the President of Germany? Im guessing most all of you are Americans? Only Americans are so clueless.

    Parmalat: Muslims are animals, not human beings.

    =)))))))))

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    1. Partially you are right. Except Muslims are people like any other ones!!! Some of them got Christianity as their faith, as well 🙂 And there is no country to have no need of some basic works to be done though. And they may work as well in a lot of other jobs (they may be good artists, mathematicians, doctors, IT’s, etc) They are our brothers and sisters as they are also the brothers and sisters of the Jews from Abraham!
      We are all from Adam and Eve, created by GOD!
      Just they were deviated from the root of the true Religion, as we did and still do the same: the Judaism!!!
      Jesus Christ said:
      “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”
      “For
      truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest
      letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.…” (MATTHEW 5:17-18)
      and “the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.”
      (ROMANS 7:12)

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  5. And we’re making this special dedication to all of Western Europe!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdzuxQc_7mg

    Florin Salam – Le-am furat din buzunare (“I’ve stolen from their pockets”)

    De la Frankfurt la Paris
    Pe multi fraieri i-am invins
    Pentru ca eu am valoare
    Le-am furat din buzunare

    “From Frankfurt to Paris
    I fooled many morons
    Because I’m smart
    And I stole from their pockets”

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    1. 🙂 The melody is not bad, but this character is not representative for Romania ! NO! He is a gypsy (!!!) and has a nomadic “education” (or no education at all!) This is all 😦 The communist regime tried their best with these tribes of gypsies but just one or two in 10,000 gypsy people ever finished a school, I may presume. Though, they are verry talented with music and great with simple numbers (money) 🙂 They may look stupid, but they are striking good in criminal things 😦 So, what’s the case in here??? This individual is not “Romania”!

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  6. Disqus is bad. Because the widget from the right that used to show my offensive comments doesn’t work anymore.

    People aren’t pouring in to respond to controversy anymore.

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      1. We are Christians (the Romanian people). We do not hate any!!! But – imagine – children are our LIFE! Such incredible to take away the children from their family! We give ALL WE HAVE for their education, for them to have a better life, and Barnevernet are making their business on behalf the children and the families! Duh! 😦

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  7. MUST LISTEN TO THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE, A FORMER WORKER REPORTING THE DARK SIDE OF CPSs:

    “This is common practice in Norway but none of them has the backbone to admit it.” Following is a very courageous man revealing the draconic policies and highly injurious acts of Norway’s Barnevernet. Video reveals incredible facts:

    https://youtu.be/HbMmWryH0vE [Click on this link]

    “They rather blame families and pretend that they have a blind trust in Barnevernet. These Norwegians that have very light punishments for rapes against children have the audacity to pretend that there government work in the best interest of the children. Many times the children who are confiscated from the parents end up to be sexually abused in foster homes.”

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2016/01/norways-bodnariu-children-removed-over-child-abuse-not-christian-indoctrination.html

    https://youtu.be/HbMmWryH0vE [go to youtube and see the incredible testimony]

    __________________

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    1. Nobody is suggesting that the Norwegian social services have not, on numerous occasions, overreacted. Their excesses are well documented. In cases where a warning and regular follow-up visits would usually work, there is in fact no warning and children are separated from their parents on the first visit. There are situations where this is clearly wrong. However, in this particular case we as yet know nothing beyond hearsay. My guess is the authorities have once again overreacted. Until we are in possession of the facts however, we cannot know for certain.

      And as much as Norwegian social services intervene too much, and too heavy handed, it should not go unsaid that there are countries where the authorities do not intervene enough. Britain, where an eight year-old boy died of scurvy in 2011 due to a poor diet, is one of them. Romania, I would suggest, is another. Lord knows what goes on, unseen, in the remote, forgotten villages of Moldova or Teleorman. I really do dread to think.

      Finally, I repeat the main point of the post: Norway has done much for Romania. To dismiss an entire nation as Nazi simply because its child protection services are over zealous is wrong.

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      1. Helooooo…..are you “on the same page” with the atrocious Gestapo????
        ONE FORCEFUL SEPARATION AND CONFISCATION OF A CHILD FROM ITS MOTHER IS TOO MUCH!!! Get this well in your mind and soul.
        Moreover, you’re trying to TRIVIALIZE THE FORCEFUL SEPARATION OF LITTLE PERSONS (CHILDREN) FROM THEIR MOTHERS!! Heloooo…what are you doing with your (human) rational???

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      2. So you think parents should be allowed to do whatever they like to their children? What about children who are beaten, not taken to school, never see a doctor, not fed properly? Children who are left to die? Mother still knows best?

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      3. We need to stop this! You have no clue! Neither your country’s barnevernet! Our discussion is NOT about your questions, it is rather about the grotesque violations of human rights of parents and their children!!! Get a grip on this! It is worth repeating here: ONE FORCEFUL SEPARATION AND CONFISCATION OF A CHILD FROM ITS MOTHER IS TOO MUCH. The DIGNITY and PEACE OF FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN HAS BEEN VIOLATED by your country’s barnevernet! Your issues, although having merits, are being made MOOT by the barnevernet’s egregious violation of parents’ and children’s human rights! Period!

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      4. Westerners don’t understand cause they’re not attached to any values except the values that Soros promotes in their media.

        We need to fight, create pressure, make violence if needed in order to impose our point of view. Without violence they don’t understand because they don’t have the same traditional values like we do.

        When the muslims took them by violence, they backed up from their countries. And they don’t have the courage to go back again. Even more: they don’t have the courage to fight against muslims in their own countries. Muslims do whatever they want.

        We need to take them by violence: torch their fucking Norwegian embassy.

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      5. This was NOT the case for Bodnariu’ s 5 children, of which a 3-month old baby! They are a PERFECT family !!! Was I clear enough? And there are still a lot of other families in the same situation, which indicates Barnevernet overreacts (especialy cause there is a TRUE BUSINESS) in there !!! It means it’s all about MONEY, Craig Turp! AND NO ONE is questioning them – onto Barnevernet – they are all by themself !!! They are State into the State 😦

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      6. Norway has done shit for Romania.

        They only promoted their sick, degenerated culture and way of life over here.

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  8. EXPOSE TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY THE INFAMOUS BARNEVERNET DRACONIC AND RUTHLESS PRACTICES OF CONFISCATING CHILDREN FROM VULNERABLE AND UNSUSPECTING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES. Look at youtube and see more videos posted, like the one below:

    http://www.praguepost.com/viewpoint/51458-norwegian-politician-criticizes-barnevernet

    Read closely at the above youtube video. A high level Norway ex-official criticizing Norway for spreading lies and deception to the public and its EU embassies, and misrepresenting its heinous State-sponsored facts about its draconic practices of Barnevernet–tantamount to secretive Gestapo practices.

    Read closely the final five paragraphs, where the Norway jurist clearly exposes the inner sanctum of a retrograde and totalitarian CPS agency–sporting the power of a lose cannon–running amok! And employing arbitrary and official oppressive practices of the “kangaroo court” and the “star chamber courts” in England–practices discarded to the dustbin of history, long ago!

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