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Archive for March, 2009

Alkohol & Norway Posted by on Mar 8, 2009

In all Scandinavian countries except for Denmark, alcohol monopolies control the sale and consumption of alcohol.  Sweden was the first of these countries to institute governmental control of alcohol in 1850, followed by Norway in 1922.  Norway’s alcohol monopoly is called Vinmonopolet or Polet for short      (literally “wine monolpoly,” which can be misleading because it…

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Norway in Houston Posted by on Mar 4, 2009

I was in Houston, TX over the weekend to visit my brother.  We didn’t do any of the touristy things because it was more important to me to just hang out.  My brother works for a construction company that follows storms and then contracts roofing work out.  One of the homeowners that he built a…

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