Jacques Delors creation has become a joke

In culture on September 25, 2016 at 20:18

OK. He is not President of the European Union anymore but he is remembered as the person who never saw Brexit coming. The Sun – a newspaper most Danes regards a one of the most serious and in deep newspapers in the United Kingdom – published on November 1, 1990 its famous “Frog Off” front-page.

As we Danes see it the European Union is only good for the people in suit and ties who want to avoid paying taxes in Denmark. Apples case where they were able to hide illegal in Denmark is only the top of Iceberg. In Denmark we saw Microsoft move their invoicing of the Microsoft Business Solutions programs from Denmark to Ireland overnight. We can only guess how little they were able to pay in taxes in Ireland.

The European Unions are only good for criminals and as more expensive they choose to dress, as easier it is for them to escape taxation and justice. That is the monster this person did more than most people to create – a place where we ordinary people are forced to work longer and longer before we can retire. A place where our children have to give up their dreams and ambitions because they can no longer get student grants but have to live of a college fund their parents never knew they had to create when they paid more than half of their income in taxes to finance their children’s education.

I will always remember this man as a stain in modern European history: A person, who damaged my plans for my retirement. A person, who damaged the future of my children.


Dr. Phil does it again

In culture on September 18, 2016 at 07:43

We have a girl who acts out because none seems to deal with the issue that a child can not always cope the fact that the parents are not around all their life.

The mother suffered from cancer. She of course needed a lot a time for her recovery. But what about the girl? Now the girls acts out. Sending her away to some kind of punishing ranch in Utah is not the answer. A foster family as sad as it is a better solution.

The mothers approach the conflicts all wrong. I would never provoke my children to a fight. I am getting older and weak. They are getting stronger. I am not teaching them that it is a question about who is stronger when it comes to run a home. I am teaching them that the one who comes home with the money is the person who runs the home. They can have a lot of saying the minute they bring home money.

I am also teaching them that we need harmony in order to communicate. As a Dane I stop talking when I have to deal with something seriously. I can talk. I can fun when harmony is reached. Otherwise there is only silence. It is too easy in this world to provide negative feedback. So if there are issue it is better to give no feedback at all.

It should be the mother who should go to the ranch. I am sad that she was hit with cancer but even when the odd are rough against you, you have to put your children first. You need to think that there is a real risk that you can lose the battle against cancer. She should have sought foster parents during her illness so the daughter could get the love and attention she is looking for back then.

Now where the daughter is 13 the decision also has to be done slowly in agreement with the girl. That means giving the girl time to say goodbye to her old friends and establish plans for her to remain connected to her old social network back home because the stay at the ranch only last 120 days if she use as much time as Jemma Lucy – one of Turn-about Ranch most well-known successes. Jemma Lucy stayed at the ranch twice when she was a teen providing her with the skills to cope in various reality shows.

While this girl could go on just as Jemma Lucy to star in show like Buckwild or Jersey Shores I have to question the approach Dr. Phil chooses in this case because the problem is the way the boundaries are set up at home. The social services in the home town of the mother and the girls should intervene and provide local solutions for this family which could enable the girl to have an education.

Many teenagers who have gone to Utah faces difficulties with the accreditation of their school papers once they return. Grades are not recognized.

Then there are the lawsuits made against Turn-about Ranch. Are the therapists all accredited? Are violence used?

Last but not least: Used of transporters. I have learned my children from the very start not to go with strangers. Here the girl is sent with strangers across state lines. It is against everything I believe in as a parent.


Lolland shows a Danish version of Buckwild

In culture on August 20, 2016 at 05:16

Of course the mayor of Nakskov is not happy about the Danish documentary “På røven i Nakskov” which shows ordinary citizens in Nakskov which is located in the southern part of Denmark on the island of Lolland. It was a healthy part of Denmark until they closed the shipyard in Nakskov. It led to a downward spiral which today has led to that the authorities buy up houses in order to tear them down. They convert ordinary roads to dirt roads.

In 50 years the area would properly be converted into a national part and the population being forceful moved to the Copenhagen area where they with their almost none existing education can compeed about the unskilled labor with immigrants or people on welfare benefits who the firms in Denmark can hire on a labor house method called job-training where they don’t get paid but have to work for their welfare benefits. It gives the Danish firms an edge compared with foreign firms. It is disguised as “Job-training” so the European Union doesn’t discover how the Danish government provide the firms with cheap labor.

For a new child born in Nakskov the future will be 9 years of schooling followed by manual labor until retirement unless the child will cut the ties to his or her family and move away to get education. The question is: For which money? The Danish government will not continue aiding children from poor families to a long education, so they are planning to convert the Danish student grant system to a system where you borrow money instead from the state. So if your parents are not wealthy, you might be able to get an education but the result would be a life-long debt where the interests will rob you of all the benefits of the education.

The problem with schooling started in the 1950’s where the government planned a university in Næstved in the southern part of Sealand. But the staff they were going to hire, couldn’t locate the city because it was too far from Copenhagen. We are talking of more than 50 kilometers. So the university was placed in Roskilde. So now Copenhagen has 3 universities. Copenhagen University, Roskilde University and a department of Aalborg University.

It put a pressure of cheap housing and the problem is getting even worse because the local authorities in Copenhagen want to attract the rich people who is leaving London as result of Brexit. New one room student apartments in the Carlsberg city cost 3,000,000 DKK which is out of reach for even rich Danes. The Carlsberg city will be an island of rich foreigners like Nordhavn and to some extend Ørestad due to the insane parking price where you have to pay 12,000 DKK per year to earn the right to park just one car.

Of course the TV-documentary puts down the reputation of citizens in Nakskov who is just trying to survive. We are not talking about people partying insane. We are talking of showing how people try to survive fishing some fish getting fines just because it demands a lot of paper work. People working illegal without paying taxes fixing cars, people going to school because they are ordered, people suffering from various illnesses, people heating their old houses burning alcohol on in pots because their heating is turned off by greedy houseowners.

That is the way of life outside the major Danish cities. I found a link to a photo collection showing the housing standard in the areas even our government calls “The Rotten Banana”. If you didn’t know how the real Denmark look, you are welcome.

The Rotten Banana (Pinterest)

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