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October – my last on a bike for now

In politics on October 31, 2012 at 05:52

Commuting to work using a bike

It is not Lance Armstrongs fault that I will go from using my bicycle to work to using my car. It is not the weather either. It is the fault of our parliament.

They have introduced strict rule for the lights we have to put on our bikes. And in fact I have no problem with increased demands for my visability if they hadn’t made an error.

They have managed to outlaw all the pedals I have on my bikes. Both the Look system and both the Shimano systems are outlawed in Denmark when it is dark. Why, because the danish law demand that the pedal has a small area with reflective tape. On the Shimano systems there no room at all for such an area. Maybe i could construct something on my own on the Look pedals but I guess that if I meet a strict cop it would not hold up in court.

I have been talking with a lot of fellow cyclists. They all agree that the time of cycling in the early and late hours of the day are over. So commuting using a bike is no longer possible in Denmark.

I am sad. I really loved my time on my bike. As every other cyclist in Denmark I could work out all my anger and in fact it is one of the few areas of Danish traffic where the speed limits are not enforced. Second it is allowed to push and point fingers at the other people while you ride. Short to say: You are allowed to be really brutal and mean as long as you remember that you can get hurt too if you meet some who are stronger.

We are moving forward the winter and I guess that this winter will be very hard. The parliament has suspended the welfare system. A ruling in court allowed the authorities to cut back on aid to the elderly based on the economy only. The verdict has been appealled but while we wait for the appeal court, we have to take extra care of our parents. We have to do the cleaning the employees did before. We have to shop for them etc.

They have also cut on the length of unemployment benefits you can pay for when you are working. Before the new law you could get aid for 4 years before you had to sell your house and give up your children to the foster care system. Now where the crisis has hit us hard due to the laziness of the people in countries like Greece and Spain, they have cut it to 2 years.

For roughly 13.000 Danes their lives are over. I don’t know how many tragedies we will see in 2013 but the concept of killing your children off and commit suicide to avoid the shame of living on the streets and in tents like the illegal immigrants from the eastern part of Europe are not unknown. There have been a number of cases the last decade while the politicians have been busy putting money aside for themselves while they have been cutting in every area we can be thinking of.

I fear for November. It is difficult to wonder where the parliament will commit their evilness the next time.

I dropped a lot of things today

In culture on October 22, 2012 at 17:45

I have decided to clean up my life today and the reason is the judgment in the Lance Armstrong case.

In my world I believe in a justice system where you have to prove the guilt of people. I believe that people who have been tested positive for doping were the guilty one. Now I have learned that the guilty people are those who combine few friends and success. He hasn’t been caught in a single test in his career and yet he is taken down by a couple of backstabbers.

So today I decided that I would give up any participation in organized sports. I also pulled my children from various sport clubs. So now we will exercise for fun and as a family. I will not pay a single cent to a sports club nor would I give permission for a school or a club to force them doing any sport activities against their will.

I am done supporting this so-called doping fight. Not because I use any of it, but I believe so strongly in justice that the world of sport is lost for me.

Second I cancelled support for cancer-research. If he somewhat used doping it must have been something he discovered while he was fighting his cancer. There are doctors out there who have must have aided him if we do believe that he cheated. So cancer research doesn’t get any money either.

Third but not least I will not buy products at any of the sponsors who have dropped him. Especially Trek has used time and money to destroy people critical of Armstrong only to drop him when they boost their sales by doing so. The former sponsors are double backstabbers compared with his former tream-mates. I am done with Nike, Anheuser-Busch, 24 Hour Fitness, Trek Bicycle og Honey Stinger,

I have saved a lot of money which I used to pay for the kids sports and various cancer research organizations.

I feel relieved and happy.

It is all for the show only

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2012 at 08:46

I have learned of the Dishgate affair.

Apparently the contender to the vice-president job over in the States washed clean dishes for the purpose of a photo scene making it looking like he did volunteer work.

Danish politics is a joke. We all know that. The new leader of the political party SF is already backing down from the true socialists views now when she has the job.

But foreign politics is funnier. Thanks Paul Ryan for making my day start with a good laugh.

Shameless Soup Kitchen Photo Op (Link to TMZ about the Dishgate affair)

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