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Eugenics in Denmark

In culture, family on April 30, 2013 at 16:33

TMZ reports that Catherine Zeta-Jones has entered a treatment facility so she can get some tools to handle her bipolar disorder better through daily life. A Dane wrote as a comment to the article:

I am happy that other countries speak more openly about mental disorders. In Denmark where I live it is considered rather shameful if you have a disorder and choose to bring children into this world. The Danish parliament has passed laws motivating people not to seek treatment for their illness.

In fact according to law number 498 from 2011, you will be invoiced part the cost of treatment for your children until they are 21 if they start to suffer from a condition which one of the parents or grandparents have suffered from in the past.

The result of this law which based on a Eugenics viewpoint to save money in the social area where Denmark has one of the most costly systems has been that fewer adults seek treatment for their problems. I find it awful for the relatives who have to put up with the family member acting out but also for the individual who might be forced to live a life where the full potential of the skills this individual might have cannot be outlived.

Doctors who are among the best to find the persons who need treatment and sometime medication are investigated by the authorities. Right now there is a case ongoing where a doctor had prescribed medication just as any doctor in the United States would have done, but his diagnoses are questioned and if you look at the number of people on medication in Denmark you might find the number alarming low. It is a very small percentage of the Danish population which is on medication compared with the percentage in the United States. Can Danes in general be healthier mentally or are we talking about a soft Eugenics political strategy to save money?

And law number 498 from 2011 is costly for the families involved. A sick child can mean the end of the life you can offer siblings or it can put aside all dreams of a retirement where you can buy decent food for dinner.

Can you image to tell your children that they might be forced to skip holidays, sports and other extracurricular activities just because one of their brothers or sisters have been found to suffer from an illness?

Denmark is supposed to be a welfare society and the happiest nation on the world. It is only true when you are young and healthy.


It is not a TV-show, it is child abuse

In family on April 26, 2013 at 13:53

I just saw the Dr. Phil show named Gorgeous, Gifted and Brutal. Once again a girl as it has happened before in this show ends up being forced to some kind of survival course or a boarding school. The program chosen – SUWS – has lost two boys in their care during the years they have been in operation. These two boys just died out there. It does not sound very safe for me.

What has this girl done?

Reacting out as most teenagers for once, dating someone her parents don’t like and used drugs because she lives in an odd country where teenagers are kept in school like here in Denmark with Friday bars on the high school campuses.

It is not a troubled teenager. It is a normal teenager.

A troubled teenager is one who is keeping herself apart from the peers. A person not found in the friday bar. Because such a student cannot create the social network everyone needs in high school, the universities or at work places.

In a lot of companies here in Denmark the employees also enjoy a beer or a glas of wine after work.

A quiet girl will basically be on the path for unemployment hoping that some man will pick her up and take her as a wife. The best she could hope for is a McJob career.

Secondly allowing strange men to take her away. What happened to “Never go with a stranger”? It is something I teach my kids as the very first lesson.

Gorgeous, Gifted and Brutal (Dr. Phil show)

Danish information Technology can be boosted

In politics on April 24, 2013 at 16:47

The economy has been bad for a long time and the Danish information technology business has been hit not only by the decline in the global economy but also by backstabbing trade unions trying to take over each other member by agreeing to dumping salaries.

A firm like CSC used cheap uneducated labor from India and a trade union named HK making the work area just as uninteresting as a MCjob career. Why bother spending years on higher education when the first paycheck the new graduates receive is going to be the same amount if they had dropped out of school and joined the workline at the first Burgerjoint?

It was clear that students should seek their future in other businesses because they would not be able to feed their families if they entered this line of business. And the entire CSC strike was bad for Denmark because the students saw the sign on the wall and did chose not to enter this line of business.

Our government has been trying to boost the economy which is difficult without tax cuts. In Denmark more than 50 percent of your total income is taken by the state and tax cuts would result in problem financing the large public sector.

So now they have lowered the tax on beer and soft drinks. For the information technology business that is good news. First a Friday beer is making 90 percent of the human resource work in Denmark. The students start early with the Friday bars on the high school campuses. It enables them to socialize and building networks they can use when seeking jobs later in life. The last 10 percent is the 5 minutes employee development talks which are mandatory in many firms.

But for the information technology business the lowering of tax on soft drinks is interesting. Typical workers in the business regard the access to unlimited amounts of soft drinks like Cola as 20 percent of their total salary. For many it is more important than education and courses.

The reduction of taxes on soft drinks could very well result in lower salary demands and if it is the case, the Danish information technology business would be able to expand because they can keep their costs at a more competitive level.

The tax cuts on soft drinks are financed by taking money from student grants and people on welfare. While I feel sorry for the students who would be more dependent on their social heritage (Their parents ability to finance their schooling) it was a necessary move due to the European Union which have ruled against Denmark allowing millions of students to enter Denmark and demand student grants just as if they have lived in Denmark all their lives. Now they can become moochers on Danish Schools doing nothing as most foreign students living here do and be paid for it.

For the people on welfare, they now have to move to Jutland in trailer parks or worn down houses. I feel sorry for them as well but we are living in a globalized world where Denmark is bound of international costly conventions. It is just sad but there is nothing to do about it other than pointing out that there is not enough suffering abroad to justify what ordinary Danes have to go through.

2013 is a year where the winner takes all and the losers loses everything – perhaps even their soles.


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