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People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

In culture on July 22, 2017 at 18:04

I was reading a story about Paula Poundstone who seems to made a kind of career in comedy. But the story I read was not funny. It was bizarre.

The story was about her sending one of her foster children into a wilderness program following by a stay in a punitive boarding school. Not because the child used drugs. Not because the child drank alcohol (which for odd reasons seem to be a problem in the United States).

No. The child was punished for intensive use of computer and internet!!

What??

In Denmark where I live you find almost no book in public schools and high schools. All homework has to be done by computer! Then the department of education by one touch can see the state of the school system in seconds. From year one in school the students have to participate in national tests one time per year as soon as they have learned the letters and numbers to their username and password.

The national tests prevent alternative curriculums and often they help shut down schools where the average test results are too poor.

When you reach 15 years of age you have to apply for NemID (Easy ID). Once you have this access you can see whatever treatment you got at any medical place, so no doctor shopping in Denmark. NemID is your only access point to the public sector. You get your own mail-box where fines, letters and receipts are sent to.

If you get robbed, do not go down to the policestation. They cannot take your report. You have to file it by computer.

What has this approach helped? Well. If you look at E-games participants, Denmark are in the lead. Both in games where you are on your own but also in games where people have to work together.

Look at results in the industry. The no longer existing Token Ring technoligy was often developed in Denmark, many of Borlands products, Skype og Microsoft Business Solution systems were partly developed with help from top-programmers in Denmark.

In Denmark using time on computers for up to 6 hours per day can become your chance breaking negative social heritage.

I wonder if Paula Poundstone knows what century she lives in. To make matters worse she decided to punish her child without the authorities intervening and we are talking about a foster-mom who already had used poor judgment one time. According to a court-ruling she endangered her children by driving under influence. Expensive lawyers made her get off with a slap on her hand.

But she is doing it again. Wilderness therapy is not safe. Wilderness therapy has claimed the lives of teenagers for many years. Since 1980 when it became fashion it has worked basically in the same manner. Teenagers are still woken in the middle of the night being put in handcuffs by private security firms specializing in kidnapping of transport of teenagers as they choose to name it.

So why did the department of social services not stop this? Why did they not remove the smaller siblings to safety? This is clearly a foster-mom out of control.

I am shocked.

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When do you become responsible when hearing about others suicide attempts

In justice on July 2, 2017 at 17:31

Having worked in various jobs for decades I have lost several co-workers to suicide. Some of them I saw coming. I knew about their misarable lives in advance. However they never confined to me when they did it because I am not the kind of person who you can go to and expect good advices from. As a taxpaying citizens having lost access to early retirement I have no surplus at all regarding the problems other people have.

I find it unfair that this Conrad Roy dude used Michelle Carter as a kind of free shrink. She was not trained to hear that. He might have had big issues as result of his stay in a treatment program which if had been inpatient can be a rather unpleasant experience in the United States – especially if the person put in the treatment program is a minor and cannot check himself out when things become rough. Issues like this require years of professional counseling to overcome. Having volunteered with human rights organizations I know that people who have been in treatment programs run by WWASP or Aspen Education Group still suffer from their stay in the programs decades later.

I cannot understand the ruling from the court. None wants to befriend a person depressed if they know that they can become legally responsible for suicides. This ruling will result in requirements like depressed need to carry a bell so they can warn up people they pass in the streets so the bystanders can remove themselves avoiding being held responsible when the person commits suicide later.

It was a really strange ruling from the court.

Why can Romanian and other countries in EU not keep beggars from Denmark?

In culture on June 25, 2017 at 18:35

In Denmark a large number of people from several countries in the eastern part of Europe sits on the streets in Denmark where they beg money from people passing by if they do not use the time doing crime instead.

Why do the governments in these countries not do something to keep their citizens home?

They are giving all the people from these countries a bad reputation. Danes and tourist in Denmark do now connect every citizen from these countries with beggars.

There are even some Danes who are working to protest this by listing firms who have invested in the eastern part of Europe putting pressure on the firms to relocate jobs back to Denmark.

When Denmark allow some Danes to go abroad and the Danes present Denmark in a poor manner, Denmark do something to stop it.

Some years ago a large number of students went to Prague to do what little there is to do down there. The students came in number of 10,000 where they started to binge-drink as they do in Denmark. The behavior which is normal in Denmark shocked the local citizens and people in Denmark decided to stop this so the reputation of Denmark in general would not suffer.

So the travel agencies were fined huge fines because they showed smiling young Danes on their websites. A smile from a Dane is only expected when they drink. Otherwise Danes are all business. Secondly Danes made the “Remain home” campaigns. As result there are no longer a massive number of Danes traveling to Prague. The reputation of Denmark was saved.

So we are asking ourselves. Are the governments in Poland, the Czech republic, Hungary and Romania not caring about their reputation? Why are they not harassing the families of the beggars sending a signal to keep them at home?

The Danes will introduce harsher punishment and the shelters will be secured with systems which allows people in if they have Danish passports only hoping that the coming winter will either force some of the beggars home or kill them off.

It will fix part of the problem but the Danish population are looking at the governments in these countries asking themselves. Do you care about your reputation and your people at all?

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