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Denmark compared with other countries on receiving refugees

In politics on January 30, 2016 at 09:05

Look at this table. We have become stricter but we still have to learn from other countries. I become humble when I look at these figures and realize that we as citizens have been both naive and too secure when it comes to enclose ourselves from the surrounding world in order to bring peace and order to our country.


  • Everyone can apply for asylum
  • Free roof over your head (might be a tent)
  • Free food
  • Free education
  • Free treatment in hospitals
  • About 320 dollars per month
  • Confiscations of values worth more than 1,450 dollars
  • Denmark uses 0.85 percent of their Gross domestic product for aid to the third world
United States

  • Background check of everyone conducted by the Homeland security of everyone who wants to apply for asylum
  • Might take in 10,000 people from Syria
  • 31 states has stated that they would not receive anyone
  • 1,000 dollars to last 3 months. After that they are on their own
  • United States uses 0.19 percent of their Gross domestic product for aid to the third world

  • Education for your own money
  • Treatment for your own money
  • Housed on special campuses
  • Can apply for a grant to get our apartment
  • Gets between 146 dollars and 363 dollars per month
  • Confiscations of values worth more than 863 dollars
  • Germany uses 0.41 percent of their Gross domestic product for aid to the third world
United Kingdom

  • Not automatically eligible for social benefits like naturalized citizens
  • Single parent may get 87 dollars per month
  • Right to housing
  • United Kingdom uses 0.71 percent of their Gross domestic product for aid to the third world

  • Canada
  • Zero dollars per month
  • Have to find housing on your own. No grants to get it.
  • May get grants to cover part of the housing costs
  • Education for your own money
  • Refugees and their family are selected based on education. Higher education, higher chance to become refugee in Canada
  • Canada uses 0.24 percent of their Gross domestic product for aid to the third world

  • Zero dollars per month
  • Refugees are selected based on their nationality
  • 2,71 dollars per day to buy food and personal products
  • Free basic education, however no special language teachers
  • Italy uses 0.16 percent of their Gross domestic product for aid to the third world

Focus on forced adoptions in Denmark

In politics on January 14, 2016 at 06:40

Yesterday the Danish television focused on forced adoptions in Denmark. The budgets of the social services are under pressure and a number of sad cases in the foster care system have made it expensive to monitor foster families. To save money the social services has been granted easier access to requesting forced adoption of children under their supervision. Adoption families only require a onetime approval and no supervision after the child has been placed. It is an easy way to save money.

One of the former mothers in the program had endured a brain damage during a routine operation due to a mistake done by the medical staff. It led to the loss of her child. She had willingly given up her child for it to be placed in the foster care system because she wanted the best for her daughter but now the system took her child forever. For 8 years she had known her daughter. Now she will have to wait 10 years and hope that the child will seek her birth mother.

I am torn between being a parent and a tax-payer in this case. As a parent I would never imagine that a traffic accident or any other operation which left me alive should result in the loss of my children because a case worker would want to save money.

As a tax-payer I understand that our system is under pressure. Of course we have the migration crisis where the central government in Copenhagen ordered the social services and schools to take care of the immigrants and refugees without giving them money. As result a massive number of tent cities will be built all over Denmark so the migrants can live there. But all research show that even the best group home or foster family can do little about the destiny a child faces based on the social heritage of the child. Very often the child lives in the foster family or group home until they are adults. If they are lucky they return to their birth family and start to live the life they lived before placement and their future children will be known in the system. If they are unlucky they will have to live on their own. Forced adoption could mean the difference.

So it is basically money against feelings.

It is a tough question.

Seeing the grief not only the mother and father of the adopted child endured but all their extended family also who lost a relative almost as it was killed in an accident brought a tear into my eye.

Denmark has become a cruel place to live as result of us opening Denmark to the world as result of our membership of the European Union. Our status as a welfare country is at stake. Of course in the future many Danish parents who cannot produce children on their own will gain access to a number of the children of migrants when they are given permanent residential status and the traumas of their parents prove too hard to treat. But it will still be traumatic experience for the parents who lose their children.

Strange Danish habbits – volume I

In culture on January 13, 2016 at 18:32

Denmark can be rather odd and our customs just as strange.

I will try to outline some of them so people visiting us don’t make mistakes and risk police involvement.

The first issue is girls:

  • Rule number one is that you should not take notice of their clothing. I is not clothing or lack of it which should make you decide to touch them. Only about 100 women in Denmark wears burka, so if they are not wearing one it is not equal permission to touch.
  • Girls aged below 15 are no-go! Because they often wear makeup – ask for a drivers license. Even when they are naked because their parents lack the ability to provide them with the proper clothes as you will notice at Danish beaches they are no-go!
  • Girls aged between 15 and 18 are protected by a Romeo and Juliet law. If you are in the same age group you can ask them out for a coffee (and no touching on the first date). If you are older they are no-go even when you are able to talk them into something given your life-experience. Sugger-dads are not looked at very well if the girls are so young.
  • When they are aged above 18 you cannot touch them on the streets unless you know them in person.

Keep to these simple rules above and you will not get in trouble.

Danish newspapers are flooded with articles about women being touch and spanked in public streets due to the migration crisis where a lot of new people enter Denmark not knowning our small strange culture. I hope this article helps explaining the guests how our houserules are. Read the rest of this entry »

First day with border control – no problems

In politics on January 5, 2016 at 20:08

Of course some people had to use 3 hours extra going from-and-to work but we are living in a time with extraordinary challenges. We all have to pay a price for the migration crisis. My children will find difficulties establishing their own home when all the flats are given to refugees and migrants. They just have to remain living at my place until they are 30 something.

So I don’t find the complaints from the workers who cross the border between Denmark and Sweden seriously. They also have to provide with something when we and not least the next generation will face a difficult times.

We are all looking at England. Will they leave the European Union or will they step up and open their borders to migrants and refugees from the entire world? If they leave, the European Union will be a thing of the past.

Back to the Danish – Swedish relationship and all the daily commuters. If they find it too difficult to cross the borders the solution is simple: Find a new job which doesn’t include crossing the border! It is that simple. Start searching now!

There are plenty of Danes who is ready to take the vacant positions.

For the next 6 months people will learn to adjust to a hopefully permanent situation. We just have to wait and see if the wars in the Middle East will end before that.

Historical day in Denmark today

In politics on January 4, 2016 at 05:00

Today crossing the border between Denmark and Sweden requires ID-check. The reason is that Sweden no longer will take their part of the responsaiblity of the international refugee crisis.

Refugees and migrants now can choose between a tent in Denmark or a tent in a refugee camp near their homeland. Of course our tents have been tested in Greenland and even when it is colder in Denmark the heat inside the tents are hotter. Also our tents is located far away form the conflict zones. Finally there are 5 millions Danes in Denmark but we have 20 millions domestic pigs providing us with our primary food chain.

They just have to decide if they want to sleep in a tent in Denmark or a tent near their old home country for the next decade if the war is not over sooner. We still have rooms in our tents.

I just saw in the television that the computers they use to scan ID’s is ordinary cell phones and it is not easy to do correct. It would properly take 30 minutes to pass the border. If you cross the border every day you have to live a new kind of life or change jobs so you don’t do this anymore.

Also it is a new chance for poor fishermen. During the second world war they transported jews to Sweden. Now people will pay them in cash to get this kind of transport again. I have to say that it is illegal and I hope that they don’t get tempted.

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