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Immigrants Welcome But Not Foreign Food!

The Norwegian economy now depends on the immigration of foreign labor from east European nations in order to harvest its crops, but Norwegian farmers are very hostile to allowing in food grown in other nations. Latest figures indicate about 70% of Norwegian farmers now rely on east European workers to handle their harvest. According to Pal Haugsbo, leader of the Norwegian Farmerss Union, commented: “That sounds like a high figure to me, but it’s no secret that we need workers from the expanded EU area.” He apparently sees no contradiction in reaching out to European sources for needed labor, but violently opposing the importation of crops from other EU nations.

At the heart of the need for foreign workers is a desire on the part of Norwegian farmers to reduce food costs so they can be competitive on the world market. “it’s access to cheap labor which allows Norwegian farms to scape by in the face of high costs, in order to compete with cheap imports, it;s obviously an advantage to employ labor that doesn’t demand high wages,” noted Mr. Haugsbo.

Norway, like most post industrial societies depends on importation of cheap labor because the existing educated work force does not wish to engage in hard physical work. We are in a new era in which societies need foreign immigrants while political leaders rant on about immigrants.

Immigration To Norway Soars To New Levels

The number of people seeking asylum, or immigration to Norway has reached new heights and its immigration agency(UDI) is barely being able to cope with these demands. Norway is suffering from a severe labor shortage and needs immigrants which has compelled the UDI to process applications in order to meet work demands. There currently are 100,000 foreigners legally allowed to work in Norway which is up nearly 30% from last year. As many as 60 new asylum seekers are arriving in Norway every day and UDI director, Ida Borresen says by the end of this year the asylum total will reach nearly 15,000. She says asylum is being granted to at least 40% of applicants.

Norway is confronting the reality of lower sized families and the need for immigrants n societies entering 21st century post industrial situations. The United States needs its “illegal immigrants” because post industrial societies do not wish to deal with various types of work. At least Norway is openly and honestly dealing with reality.

Gay Marriage Law Sweeps Gaily Along In Norway

A new poll by the Norwegian newspaper, Vart Land, discovered an overwhelming majority of Norwegians support the proposed law that would allow gay marriage to become legal in their nation. Of those surveyed, 58% expressed support for the new Marriage Act and 31% were opposed. The remainder either were uncertain or had no opinion. Gay activist leader, Jon Reidar Oyan, said: “We in the LLH(Norwegian National Association of Lesbian and Gay Liberation) are very happy such a large majority of the population wish to put an end to the discrimination of homosexuals and our children.”

Strongest support for the measure came from left wing voters while, not surprisingly, the greatest opposition stemmed from more conservative ones. The new act will most probably take effect some time later this year.

Gay Marriage Rights In Norway

Norway already has a “partnership law” that allows homosexuals to form legal domestic partnerships. It now appears gays and leslbians will be allowed in Norway to marry since a majority in parliament is expected to pass such legislation. Anniken Huitfeldt, minister in charge of children and family issues, termed the proposed law “an historic step towards equality.” As she points out, the new law can only strengthen the institution of marriage.

It always amazes me how opponents of gay marriage claim it weakens the institution of marriage. If more people get married, isn’t that what pro-marriage people desire?