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This is also Denmark

In culture on March 30, 2019 at 06:35

In Denmark we have a large part of out country where no development takes place. It is parts of Denmark where you construct highways to you can pass it faster.

The areas are among Danes called “The Rotten Banana”.

Here is a link to a website showing the typical housing standard in the rotten banana.

Pinterest collection “The Rotten Banana”

The Rotten Banana is also the place where officials are deported to if they screw up their job working for the public sector. Recently the Danish government banished 4,000 employees to the Rotten Banana. 70 to 90 percent of the employees quit their job instead of accepting the punishment.

One of the national televison channels made a documentary about the people living in the Rotten Banana.

You can find some clips on Youtube.

This is also Denmark. Remember this if you have plans to visit us, live here or work here.

Foreign students own Denmark 94 million dollars in student loans

In politics on March 25, 2019 at 17:35

Denmark is now actively going after students from other countries who have borrowed money in Denmark while they were studying here. The total amount is now 623 million DKK which is roughly 94 million dollars.

For a number of years, this amount has increased. Before 2013 the amount was less than 100 million DKK but the open borders inside the European Union as well as students who posed as refugees were able to take out student loans based on some rules set by the European Union.

The damages caused by this outstanding amount have caused the government ordering the universities to cut down on their activities so they are not so attractive for students outside Denmark. Many young Danes saw their dreams crushed. The number of young Danes who sought the universities this summer dropped because not only were the activities lower. Also the general student grant has been lowered for some year and the payback rules have been thoughened which could result in bankruptcy and social demise, if jobs were not at hand when the students graduated.

An entire generation of Danes has been punished because foreigners took the money without paying them back. No place on earth now offer a worse future for young people trying to find a line of business they can pursue.

As told above, the government will try to get the money back but it is costly enterprise as other countries are not obligated to help Denmark.

There is a hope but it is reather bleak.

Sources: (Some in Danish)

You do not have to go for your full potential

In family on March 17, 2019 at 08:02

Recently there has been a scandal where a number of parents have been charged with over-coaching and bribing of school officials even using private firms specializing in bending the educational system over its boundaries.

There have always been educational consultants and their work has always been controversial. A lot of them gets kickbacks from wilderness program, residential treatment programs and prison-like boarding schools. The educational consultants the parents involved in this scandal used, took another approach. They faked papers, so the children looked like super-athletes. They got forehand notice of tests, so they could target the coaching, so the children passed exams easily.

The worst part is that the children properly could have lived good lives. Being a youtuber and influencer has little to do with which school you attend while you are building your business. The local university or even a daytime job at a burger-joint enjoying a McJob career going nowhere does not matter, if it is what makes you happy.
I say to my children “I do not care what you want to do in your adult life if you do not become a drug dealer or parking attendant.”

Still I find myself paying DKK 20,000 to a super-expert in a math. Program called Maple and in couching my child into the area of geometry and trigonometry. Am I then not preaching double standard?

No. Because it was not my decision to enter the school. It was the choice of my child. It was the recommendation from the teachers in the elementary school that my child could excel even he had 12 to 14 math. Teachers during his first 9 years of schooling because the Danish parliament decided to destroy the free public schooling in Denmark and motivate rich parents to pay for private school. In just one year, 70 percent of the teachers quit because being a teacher could no longer support a normal life. The teachers simply retired if they had the option or moved to other lines of business. My child suffered as result of the governments decision. There are areas where the teaching simply did not stick.

But once again. My child decided to attend the school – not me. My child was ready to do the work it took. But the skills lacked and while I make it certain that quitting school will not be a disappointment to me, I also bought a few hours of private teaching just to see if it would work having private lessons once per week. It did! We are back on the right track. It might not be the best high school exam, my child will earn, but it is a goal achieved and even if my child after passing high school will not attend further schooling and start a McJob career flipping burgers until retirement, I will not be disappointed.

I have another child looking into which university to attend. Whether my child will go down that path or not, is not for me to decide. I will accept whatever decision. I am a Dane born in the 1960’s. I have learned that hard work doesn’t necessary pay.

  • The government will cut early retirement regardless of how hard you work.
  • The government will punish you by removing your civil rights if you choose to work abroad so you never can return to Denmark.
  • The government will destroy your children’s schooling despite how much taxes your hard work brings to their table.
  • The government will force you to pay for the cure of your children’s if it a mental (and in Denmark shameful) illness despite how hard you work paying 50 percent or more of your income in taxes.

So, my children shall not see hard work as a thing, they should be proud of. They shall work hard if they like it, not because they should expect some kind of bonus or thanks for it.

In the end it is what they want, not what I want.

That is why I see parents as plain out stupid if they force their children into wilderness programs, special boarding schools, treatment centers etc. just because they as parents feel that their children do not aim to fulfill their full potential.

That is why I see parents as plain out stupid if they bribe people to let their children attend universities when all the child wants is to party at a local school instead.

None will put up a monument once you are gone for pushing your children to do more that they want. All you achieve instead is to push them away from you.

Remember that. You only get one chance as a parent to do it right.


Domino’s Pizza bankruptcy – expected

In Uncategorized on March 2, 2019 at 13:39

Many years ago I tasted my first pizza from Domino’s. It was back when a small Danish firm located on Borups Alle in Copenhagen built up the brand in Denmark. The logo was black and yellow but the pizza’s were wonderful.

Then the US headquarter wanted to align logo’s and their so-called quality. The logo became blue, red and white, but the pizza’s did not become better. In fact a Danish television station investigated the declining quality and found that the employees were instructed to back-date the food ingredients used in the Pizza’s so they could cut costs.

Needless to say that the Danish population in general was disgusted with what they saw. One after another departments shout down and now all the employees who struggled to keep the remaining departments alive has been cheated for a full months salary while the owners are on a plane back to the country they came from.

So everybody lost. No longer the customers could get the old old pizza’s and the employees now faces disaster not being able to pay the bills and put their children into school.

Thanks – top management of Domino’s Pizza – thanks a lot.

Source: Stor pizzakæde er gået konkurs (Ekstra-Bladet)

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