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End of the 2019 year

In culture on December 29, 2019 at 09:31

This morning yet again there was an attack on a workplace where they have used people to renovate a house who are not Danish citizens. A huge scaffold outside of a building was overturned. The police is investigating the crime.

I have to condemn this.

I totally understand that use of foreign workers inside Denmark undermine the Danish workers who will not be able to feed their children because the foreign workers are paid with glass beads and plastic jewelry which are good enough for them because they can use them in trade back home in the eastern part of Europe.

But that does not satisfy a crime. Of course they will not be able to set up a scaffold according to Danish standards so people who work on them might be in danger and even avoid drinking beers during work if some of the protection needed in the heights are missing. But as long as the authorities judge such a scaffold safe after being paid a little bribe, they have to accept it. It is so in other parts of the European Union and the cost of increased danger on workplace is what they call harmonization of standards across Europe.

Of course the danish workers look at the special protection danish cab drivers have. The Danish government suspended normal competition and banned modern transportation firms like Uber from the Danish market.

But what about us who work in business where the product is not something you can see at a certain place. In Danish IT-firms only marketing, Sales and sometime consultancy is present in Denmark. All the departments which is not something a firm really need to exist are moved outside Denmark where labor are cheaper. Departments like accounting, customer care, logistics and store are often moved to other countries. Once a contract has been landed the customer is no longer important. All the IT-companies look for are the press releases they make every time they sign a new customer. Making enough of the press releases can boost the firms for a short while until the owners can sell the firms to differentiated global investment organizations and walk away leaving the problems with the new owners.

2019 in general

2019 was not a good year for Denmark especially ordinary Danes who live outside the cities in the rotten banana. Here people have no free choice of business because the universities are in the cities and there are no affordable housing for students who arrive from the countryside. The students get 5500 DKK in student grants and housing often cost 6000-7000 DKK so their families have to sent money every month.

Also jobs for students are no where to be found because the firms often have an agreement with case workers at the job-centers so they can be sent people to work for their unemployment benefit. They call it job-training and it keeps the shops alive in a time where people purchase their goods of the internet but it does not provide a normal living or normal jobs in the retail businesses. As result students cannot expect to earn extra money working part time in shops.

2019 was the year where the governments decision to take side in the gang wars affecting Denmark took effect. The group “Loyal to Familia” was banned and competing gangs are now taking over. It has started new conflicts and young people continue to die in the gang wars. A little comfort is that cities like Copenhagen are not as deadly to live in like Malmoe in Sweden. Malmoe is located so far away from Stockholm that the Swedish government do not care about violence and death in a remote part of their country. We Danes do not care either. It is a foreign country and we can just not go there. Is Copenhagen safe. Look at the website at embassy of the United States in Denmark and decide for your self if you want to go here.

Regarding safety. A rising number of immigrants have decided to take the money they can get to go back home to Syria and Iraq where civil war continues instead of remaining in so-called safety in Denmark. They tried to live here and decided to live in a place where they can get easier access to weapon and defend their families instead of living in Denmark where we use the policy of victim disarmament.

2019 was also the year where we accepted the fact that the school reforms have failed. The danish children do not become better readers or excel in math just because they spend all day in school. They just get stressed a too many young adults now suffer from mental illnesses and the number of suicides among young Danes have never been higher.

We once had the best schools in the world and not even the Friday bars seem no longer to be enough to prevent people from being lonely and isolated sitting at home doing homework.

Every good thing we once had in Denmark seem to have been fallen victim due to the cost of being a member of the European Union.

And it is not special for Denmark. Look at France. People down there can look at Denmark and see that we have increased the retirement age to a point where none will reach it. Young Danes can expect to retire at the age of 80! Who will be able to live that long. Only the politicians in our parliament can retire sooner. They are the only ones who can expect to live their remaining years in peace. We will have work hard until we drop dead on the floor at our workplace. It is not a good life.

For Danes 2019 was a year of suffering beyond everything you can find anywhere in the world.

2020 does not look better unless someone can provoke a big war which would make the European Union collapse. I personally hope for a second period with Trump. I hope that the United Kingdom will show the rest of Europe how well a country can be run outside the European Union.

I hope that the cheap fence at the Danish-German border can be replaced with a real one like the one Hungary has put up. As one of the few countries in Europe they have shown the way to make their country better for their citizens.

I hope for anything different for 2020 compared to 2019. It can hardly get worse.


A really serious threat against Danish culture and the future of our industry

In business culture on December 23, 2019 at 06:11

One of the Danish universities – Copenhagen Business School – has expelled students due to a private party, the students invited other students to – outside the activities of the school.

This is a really serious threat against the Danish industry. We who have worked in firms for many years and for some of us who just happen to be responsible for hiring new employees know what we want.

What we want are responsible employees who can socialize with their co-workers and in Denmark that means enjoying alcohol as alcohol consumption is very tightly connect with meeting other people and most important start talking about other things like the daily orders and purchases.

Everybody who have worked in Denmark know that it can be a very lonely experience if you decide not to consume alcohol.

Loneliness often leads to depression and more serious mental illnesses.

In this case it was the school who asked the students to introduce the new students into the life of students in general. At other universities the students will go to Friday bars after the lessons where they will meet other students can talk about the challenges of attending universities. It is needed because today there is a huge gap between attending high school and universities. It is a totally changed way to learn where they seldom see teachers because the government have cut back on the universities over a number of years. Instead they sit home alone reading through a lot of books unless they go the Friday bars and built networks where they can get some coaching from more experienced students.

But for this to happen they will need to drink alcohol because the Friday bars are not a place where all the students sit timid looking down into the table like it was their first dance. It is not a place where they drink so they cannot walk home either. It is a place where they drink just enough so they can open up and talk which is a bit part against Danish nature where people in the small villages all over Denmark isolate themselves. People who leaves Copenhagen going to Jutland know there exist nothing like a Danish identity. People can end up being viewed as strangers if the relocate as little as just 20 kilometers.

In this case the students solved the difficult task of introducing the students to Copenhagen Business School in an artificial way but if we look like the graduates of Copenhagen Business School works once they have graduated it was conducted in a way which in no way prepared them for the future they will meet once they leave the university.

That is why the students after they were relieved of their task took the initiative to invite selected students to a private party.

But the school suddenly extended the responsibility of the student to reach outside the contract between the school and the students.

That is wrong. Their job was over. If you look at Linkedin former jobs are listed and once a job is former, no employee should be bound by rules listed by their former employee. Denmark is a small country. People often meet former employees and they drink together. Should it be outlawed?

Copenhagen Business School is wrong. They hurt students for no reasons. Worst of all, they battle the nature of the very industry, their graduates will go to once they leave Copenhagen Business School.

If the school in the future should have the wish to introduce new students to their school, no students should volunteer to be involved in such activities. It has turned out to be counterproductive against their future.

The woman who perhaps knows too much

In justice on October 24, 2019 at 18:24

Today the Danish media has focused on the trial against a 65 year old widower who was working in the department of social services from 1977 to 2018 as normal office employee.

Over a period of 25 years she allegedly embezzled 117 million DKK from the state of Denmark.

25 years ago the state of Denmark decided that poor people need to suffer, so the parliament decided that poor people on welfare should lose some of their money which would be placed on a bank account where the parties who at any given time were in government could give some of the money to projects benefiting some of the poor people who was losing the money in the first place.

Friends of the politicians could create projects benefiting poor or sick persons and in secrecy the politicians in the parliament would decide which of the projects which would get the money.

The now old woman was the person who should send the money. In order to keep the transaction as secret as possible to prevent the press from looking into possible connection between politicians and the people behind the projects which could prove possible corruption, she was the only one responsible for the transactions. None were interested in making any of the transactions public.

So along the road she took small amounts and then bigger and bigger until she geared down some years ago but she did not stop entirely and that brought her down.

She has now been jailed for almost a year before the trial and on the first day of the trial, she got heart problems. Some already allege that people in the system wants to silence her.

Regardless of her crimes as a taxpayer I am happy that her crimes led to a full stop of the secrecy involving my tax-money. Knowing what some of them have been used on during the times, I really do not care what this woman did with them as long as she got some happiness for herself and her children for them.

In the future I would prefer if people on student grants, pensions and welfare kept their money instead of letting the politicians give money to project managers behind the curtain. If a special group needs extra money, let us have the discussion in the open.

See that is a read democracy. You do not find it in Denmark, sadly.

Drama in court: Britta Nielsen taken away in an ambulance (The Copenhagen Post)

The party Venstre will select a new leadership today

In politics on September 21, 2019 at 06:11

Denmark is facing a tough future now where the political party in Denmark called Venstre will select the team who will form the new leadership.

7 times since the millennium they have formed a government. It is a party with the best traditions. They produced the finest prime minister who never got the job: Uffe Elleman (Father of the present candidate for the leadership of the party) and the best finance minister who never got the job Peter Brixtofte, who fell from power stabbed in the back by people in his hometown.

From the government Anders Fogh I to Anders Fogh VI (He was not in charge from government IV to VI, but those governments consisted of people from his team without any outstanding achievement on their own, so we just name them after him too.) Denmark took a path which took the told on the population.

Today it is hard to tell if there ever were a time where the population in Denmark lived an everyday life with as many challenges as today. Today it is hard to tell if there anywhere on this planet exist a nation where the population face a tough daily life with as much suffering and as much hardship as the Danish population.

Do not think for a second that Denmark is a welfare state where people are covered in life if something bad happens to them. Denmark has a medical board where people every day are selected to die from illnesses, other countries can cure if the medication is too expensive for the public sector to buy.

Denmarks reputation as the happiest country in the world are defended by thousand of public servants. If you children show signs of depression, parents are reported and parents are punished with fines if the depression requires treatment at group homes, because it is claimed that depression can be contagious and because children spent most time with their parents, they are often blamed to be the source of the illness found in the children.

Inspired by Nazi-Germany who created the first anti-smoking campaign so they could produce more fit soldiers, Denmark has the most toughest anti-smoking rules if you are a public servant. In private firms you have to leave the property of the firm in order to smoke in the breaks you pay yourself, but because the roads are public and a part of the property their employer owns, public servants are forbidden to smoke at all times, even when their lunch break is not part of the working day they receive payment for. In Denmark it is not a question about making fit soldiers, it is a question about making fit taxpayers who can serve until they are 80 years of age before they can retire.

In other countries they have wars. The single citizen can decide to go out in the streets and receive the bullet or the bomb with open arms and then it will be over. In Denmark they work to secure that there is no easy way out. You should suffer. People fear that. Yesterday the news told that people now in their early twenties start to save for their pension. In the old days you started your working life trying to fulfill the potential, you based on your social heritage could reach out for. If you live outside the cities, you aim at manual labor. If you live in the towns, you can aim at higher education if your parents are wealthy because the housing situation leaves no cheap rent in the cities anymore after numerous American firms like the well-known Blackstone bought up most houses for rent and painted them so they could double the rent. Knowing that you have to work until you are 80 years of age has meant that people aim a secure jobs where they do not take chances so they risk getting sick and die before they can retire.

This is the Denmark the new leadership will have define a future or an end to. Our membership of the the European Union has meant that foreign students now own Denmark 314 millions without the intend ever to pay this money back to the hardworking Danish citizens who pay those money in taxes.

As a Danish citizen myself I find it unfair that I have to sit in my coach every evening waiting for Friday and the lottery and learn if I can judge my life a failure as life has been so far, when I do not see enough suffering in the rest of the world. They do not pay the taxes, we do. Why should they be allowed to enjoy life then? Life is unfair!

Today around 13:00, we will know how Venstre have put together the team, that should lead them. Question is then if they will work to improve the living conditions for the Danish population or skip the population in order to mingle around the leadership of the corrupt European Union instead.

Only the future will tell.

Thoughts about Felicity Huffman’s conviction

In family, justice on September 14, 2019 at 07:12

Yesterday the news of Felicity Huffman’s trial reacted Denmark and it made me think about if I have parented correctly.

I have two children. One is studying at the University and another is attending a high school.

The one in University is very ill. Thanks to the social services who sent her to treatment despite the warnings of a full team of doctors who warned the social services that removing her from her home would inflict a serious mental illness upon her, she is now suffering from Schizoaffective disorder.

She is studying the English language which has no future in Europe because due to Brexit the Europe Union will go down and become a number of countries which nothing in common not even being able to communicate properly because the populations the countries speaks strange local dialects, none care to learn. Thanks to her low grades in high school due to her illness, English was the only line of studies, she could get in to.

She wanted to study Japanese which I believe is an result of her illness. Japan was bombed into learning their place and has nothing to offer but English it became and she is doing fine living alone with her cat in a remote village when she is not studying at the university.

I could have done more. I could have hired someone to read through her high school main assignment – the SRP report – so it flaws could have been corrected. She got a 4 for it, which equals B- in the United States. It disqualified her from most universities and business schools. I question myself. Who did I not buy the help? Am I a failure as a parent?

The youngest is attending a high school. I have to say that I purchased for about 3,000 dollars of help for my youngest. They go to a private tutor who comes 2 hours per week teaching him the math, he did not get in elementary school. 10 years ago the Danish parliament decided to destroy the public school system, so parents with money sent their children to private schools. Back then I did not have that kind of money, so he had a total of 13 math teachers during a period of 9 years.

I would had bought this help unless he himself had the motivation. He got a B+ at the summer tests, so he was able to turn himself around. I have bought more than 5 liters of Vodka also, so he can socialize and avoid the isolation, my oldest have to endure as she does not do well around drunk people and is basically friendless as result of that.

So as a parent I have purchased both help and alcohol for my children. After the trial, I however question myself whether I should have settled with the alcohol and advised my youngest child to lower his ambitions and choose just letting time pass working as a SOSU-helper serving the sick and elderlies and people in Denmark choose a line of work when they cannot make it in other lines of businesses.

Am I a bad parent? Did I overstep and became a curling or helicopter parent the minute I reached out for academic aid?

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