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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,704MI6 Agent
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,286MI6 Agent

    😂😂😂

    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 1,366MI6 Agent

    😄😄😄

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent

    Answer: the bow is reversed. The string should be on the oposite side and the bow should be curving the oposite direction. It's not the ancient version of holding the gun backwards forwards because you probably can't kill anyone with this bow. Maybe it's comparable to putting the bolt and rounds pointing the wrong direction in the gun? It's stupid anyway and I hope they make a new poster.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent

    David Zaritsky is interviewing one Daniel Craig om TheBondExperienve in about eight minutes. If you're interested in that sort of thing ....

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,704MI6 Agent
    edited October 5

    Wow, that's quite a coup for him. Saw David was on This Morning recently too.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,422MI6 Agent

    Back in June, we had to make a decision re. Covid vaccination:


    1. Get the unpopular Johnson & Johnson vaccine knowing that the efficacy is only 65% but it will very much likely keep us away from the ER incase that we are getting infected. J&J was the only available vaccine for our age group back then.
    2. Wait for another 4-8 weeks to receive a MRNA vaccination and then get a booster 4 weeks later which wohld have meant that summer would be over.

    We decided for 1. *and our vaccination commission (Stiko) yesterday advised that all J&J vaccinated people should get an MRNA booster shot now.


    Happy to report that we‘ll receive our Biontec shot next Wednesday.

    *We both agreed to behave just like we would be unvaccinated to prevent infection as good as we could.One reason, why I did not attend the NTTD premiere in London last week

    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent

    Do you think a complete removal of Covid-19 restrictions in Germany is close or months into the future?

  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,422MI6 Agent

    I don‘t think so.

    Our vaccination rate is too low to open up - there are simply too many unvaccinated people around and they will get their infection in the coming months presumably.

    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent
    edited October 8

    Pity. We're lucky here in the Nordic countries.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent
    edited October 9

    Congratulations to Dimitrij Muratov and Maria Ressa with the Nobel peace prize! Free press and truth itself is under attack and they are just two of the many journalists who risk their life every day to expose power.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent
    edited October 9

    The glaciers feeding the famous Seven Sisters waterfalls by the Geiranger fjord (do yourself a favour and search with Google Images) have become 40% smaller in the last thirteen years. Glaciers are disapearing all over the world. Do you think this is pure chance or could could it be that almost all scientists working with meteorology and other related fields be right?

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent
    edited October 13

    Tonight there was a mass shooting in the town of Kongsberg near Oslo. Very rare here, but even rarer the man used bow and arrow! The archer is arrested and there are five killed and two wounded. We don't know the motives of the killer.

  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,286MI6 Agent

    It's the leading article on BBC News here in the U.K. A bow and arrow is very bizarre to say the least. It looks as though it's not being treated as terror related.

    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent

    The police can't say yet if it's terror related, but the police security service PST (domestic counter-inteligence) was contacted very early.

    I have a little bit of experience with archery and I think the ratio of deaths versus wounded indicates he's a skilled archer.

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,095MI6 Agent

    Very sad news @Number24 My condolences🙏

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent
    edited October 14

    Thanks. In an average year we get about thirty murders (seven gun related so far) so five murders in about 40 minutes is a shock.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent
    edited October 15

    The arrested man is a Danish citizen living in Kongsberg. The domestic inteligence service PST say they were aware of him. He has converted to islam and threathend to kill his father earlier. PST say it looks like terrorism, but they can't say for sure yet.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent
    edited October 15

    Childhood friends warned the police against the arrested man for four years, but so far the police haven't replied to questions about what they did with this information (if anything). The man is now turned over to the health services while the investigating continues. I guess the court will decide if the man was accountable for his actions at the time of the crime. My take on everything is that the killer was mentally ill for years and his illness and agression happened to find an outlet through radical islam. It could easily have been radical far-right ideology or conspiracy theories.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,323MI6 Agent
    edited October 18

    I'm not going to make much more of the tragedy in Kongsberg, but here is an update. The who incident looks less like terrorism and more and more like a mental health issue. It also looks like all of the murder victims weren't killed by arrows, but by some kind of knife. The killer wasn't a skilled archer, he was a novice with a beginner's bow and arrows.

    Two big questions emerge:

    -Why didn't the police do more to help the mentally disturbed man? They for warnings for about six years.

    - The three police patrols reached the Coop within minutes after he started firing arrows at people. The officers tried to stop him there, but pulled put to get better armour for themselves in spite of all the civilians in danger inside. Then it seems like the police stood waiting outside, er soting for their hemets and better armour, forgetting to cover all the doors. The attackers escaped, and the police hunted him for about thirty minutes until they managed to arrest him. It was in this time period he killed five people, en entering people's homes to kill them.

    I have a suspicion of what happend. Norwegian police are very good at social relations, de-escalating dangerous sitiations and negotiationg. You only need to look at murder rates and other crime statistics to understand this is nearly always a great success. But in these situations the police need to enter "soldier mode". Their job may require them to put themselves in extreme danger and even kill to protect civilians. It looks like the police officers didn't manage to change their mental state in time in Kongsberg, much like at Utøya ten years ago. There two police men wearing armour and armed with pistols and submachineguns hid behind boathouses on the mainland while civilians were risking their lives using their boats to save the fleeing kids in the water. The two officers thought their job was directing traffic while waiting for SWAT from Oslo.

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