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The king is dead

In culture on February 14, 2018 at 06:26

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark has died at the age of 83.

He did a lot for both our country and France, which in the minds of ordinary Danes was elevated from just a province in Europe to a country with a special culture and fine cuisine thanks to his effort in teaching us the mindset from down there.

But his life also was a showcase in how difficult it is to be accepted in the minds of ordinary Danes. This should be a warning to all immigrants. If he with all the resources the royal house has and the intelligent mind with knowledge of literature, music and art, speaking at least 5 languages not can be integrated and accepted as just another Dane, who can?

He was able to speak to all Danes. Yes. His Danish was not as good as native citizens near Copenhagen speak but then a lot of Danes do not understand each other due to differences in the language (dialects) across the country. In some places “I” in danish is just a one-letter word where it consist of 3 letters near Copenhagen.

People laughed behind his back at many occasions which is kind of sad. The fact is that art, music and languages are for the elite in Denmark. Denmark is a country where the population walks in two paces. 60 percent of the people only read the Jante-law. That is their knowledge of literature. If people do not understand this, they will get in trouble and trouble he got when he aimed for a finer title. There is not fully equality in the Danish royal house. We did not have that many ruling Queens in our history, would critics state. And we are slow to make changes.

This has a reason. You do not find any people on the earth who struggle during daily life. Cuts in early retirement, loss of jobs due to the global economy, loss of policing due to the need of border control, cuts in the education sector so next generation of Danes will see fewer graduate high school means no surplus for changes.

He did his utmost. I do not think no person could have done a better job. He was an extraordinary person. He will missed so much.


Peace in our time

In culture on February 11, 2018 at 09:04

After the high commands of the major youth gangs Brothas and Loyal to the Familia announced the ceasefire in Copenhagen life is a slowly returning to the streets of Copenhagen.

Also the politicians are working on more long term solutions. A removal of part of the Danish rent protect laws has allowed owners of building built after 1994 to set the level of rents to what the market allows instead of the rent being based on costs. This change in legislation will push the massive exodus of poor people and just people working ordinary job out of the cities into a higher gear.

As the youth gangs mostly get their recruits from the part of the citizens in the cities who have the lowest income, this would reduce the size of the youth gangs over time and once they are exiled to the parts of Denmark called The Rotten Banana they will not be part of gangs as the public transport is almost not existing outside the cities and ownership of cars in Denmark are among the most expensive in the entire world due to the strict audit system of cars in private ownership. Every second year the car has to be brought back to working legal condition which is very pricy and makes it impossible for many citizens to own a car.

Right now citizens among the big schools like Copenhagen Business School, Niels Brock and Copenhagen University has seen a rising number of tags – graffiti showing ownership of a territory of a youth gang. That is the most visible sign that the ceasefire in the gang wars are working. The very public case of Jakob Engel-Schmidt shows that not only do the students need performance drugs to do their jobs and studies. Also the employees need help dealing with a stressful daily life. That is the reason that the areas around the schools have been the battle ground of the gang war.

The exodus of the poor people from cities like Copenhagen will take care of this. Young people from the ghettos often have no choice in the line of work. They can work for the youth gangs which can lead them into conflict with the laws. It is so in the United States as shown in this video. It is so in Denmark too.

1,005 Danes charged in a large sexting scandal

In culture on January 21, 2018 at 09:36

1,005 young Danes have been charged in a sexting scandal. For more than 2 years Facebook had an illegal video stored where teenagers aged around 15 had sex. Everyone who accessed it or shared it are now charged based on logs obtained by FBI and sent to the Danish police.

I want to make it very clear. No person deserve to have their private sex life put on display on the Internet unless it is something they want make a career out of it and they certainly have to wait until they are 18 before they start even the video was made on purpose.

The punishment in Denmark is a suspended sentence of 20 days per share or if you have accessed it only once. You will also be registered at the police and no sport club or job where you will have access to juveniles below 18 will be open for you.

The sentence will be on your record for a number of years based on your age and you will face difficulties if you want to travel to countries outside the European Union.

It would not be a problem if it was not the children of wealthy people who are among the charged persons. So now the association of public defenders are talking about reducing the registration. Why? Only because the parents are loaded?

I understand that some of the problem is the Danish custom of giving a personal “dance card” (photo where you are naked) to the person you love. In the old day it was a photo on paper. It was easy to know how many photos you had handed out. It was meant as a sign of devotion to the person you love. However in a time where the photos are taken using a cell phone, it has become difficult to control how many photos which is out there. Most young people are gentlemen who delete all the photos once the relationship is over, but once in a while you meet a person with lapse of morale. What can happen then?

It is a very big problem. Our culture is our culture. We cannot remove part of it and still call us Danes. In Denmark we drink alcohol, we party and “hygge” is every thing and anything. We cannot remove the custom of young people sending photos of themselves to the person they love. We can teach people more about how important it is to delete the photos once the relationship is over. And still there could be problems with accounts being hacked and phones being stolen.

Of course we can also ask firms like Facebook to monitor their network more carefully. I think that the fact that the video was on Facebook for 2 years should tell them that they could do better.

I hope that this case will be the last one where an illegal video has been online for long so users of Facebook could believe that it was legal video or something from a movie like “Pretty Baby” from 1978. Photos could come from the book “Liderlige Lotita” from 1980 published by Lone Backe / Borgen. This book you for unknown reason can borrow from public libraries in Denmark. If such photos hit Facebook or other social media it would illegal due to copyrights but would be illegal to see it on a computer when the book can be borrowed without consequence from a public library?

So Facebook can do it better. No questions about that. Other firms can also do it better. One victim of such an illegal share found her brest on Soundcloud. They should pay her because they used her photos without investigating where they got their photos from.

I hope that the Danish police see this case to the end. While it properly will not have a lasting effect I find that the punishment is severe considering that the ruling from a case from Laesoe where a male employee had sex with a 15 year old girl he was ordered to keep isolated by the group home he worked for. That act did cost him 60 days in jail suspended.

So a punishment equal to a third of real intercourse with an minor is a tough sentence. It is also fair even when you as an offender has rich parents. In Denmark we do not believe in Affluenza. Period!

Over a thousand Danish youths charged for sharing sex video (The Copenhagen Post)

Are there shithole countries?

In culture on January 14, 2018 at 08:55

Donald Trump allegedly used the term “shithole countries”. Do such countries exist? If you ask the ordinary Danes, they will name a number of shithole countries.

In Denmark we have seen our share of people coming from other countries with the intention of committing crime or simply begging instead of taking a decent job.

But it is not the countries or even the larger part of the populations in these countries which enable labeling them as shithole countries. It is simply a their authorities who chooses not to engage in the simplest solution solving this situation: Keep criminals at home!

Home-invasions, begging the streets, burglary and shopliftings might be something they avoid in their home-countries by sending them to the Nordic countries but when citizens do it in Denmark, they make ordinary Danes believe that entire countries inside the European Union like Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland are shithole countries when they are not.

I have been in Germany, I have been in Austria. Knowing that most of the countries mentioned above were part of either Germany or the Austria-Hungary countries before WWI, they cannot be all bad. I have googled the countries and found places I certainly will like to go, regardless of whether movies like “Hostel” are close to reality.

But why do the local authorities not intervene and do some police work preventing the local population travelling to Denmark where they very fast become involved in crime?

In Denmark we did something similar when the presence of our citizens became too much for another country. 5 years ago some ruthless businessmen lured 10,000 young Danes to the Czech Republic. What was normal behavior here, was criminal behavior in Prague. The businessmen – hotel owners and owners of travel agencies knew that but they weighed money over the welfare of both the young Danes but also the local population.

In Denmark we wanted to stop this. That is why the campaign “Remain Home 2016” was launched. Knowing that the legislation in Prague and the Czech Republic is not advanced and developed so that young people can enjoy themselves in a Danish way, the target with the campaign was clear: The young Danes should not in a million years go down there, where nothing could be offered to them that they could take home and use in their later lives. The campaign was a success and today we do no longer see a large number of Danes in Prague. It is better for the young Danes. It is better for the local people down there.

Why do the countries in the Eastern Part of Europe no do the same for their citizens so they do not come to Denmark? I know that Poland now actively tries to get their citizens back which I like most Danes are thankful for. It it not that they committed a lot of crimes but their craftmanship is not the same as you see among Danes. The train commutors had to wait 6 months while Danish worker re-did the work done by Polish workers on a train bridge. They also had this finders-fee system so they could worker cheaper for Danish employers. They got normal salary in Denmark so they could fool the trade unions and the Danish tax-system but then paid some of the money back to the guy who saw to that they got to Denmark. Some of this money were paid back to the Danish employer so he took active steps selecting Polish worker over Danish workers. It was not good. But now where the Polish embassy in Denmark tries to stop the so-called brain-drain keeping their workers at home, this type of scam will decrease in Denmark.

I hope that Denmark will put pressure on escpecially Romania to keep their citizens at home. I do not know what they should do. All I know is that Danish prisons are filled with people of foreign origins. 30 percent in 2017 despite Denmark having increased the number of agreements with countries so people can serve their prison sentence in their home country.

The conclusion is that within Europe there are not shithole countries, but there are certainly shithole police and authorities who close their eyes to the crimes committed against the Danish people. Maybe the same can be said about the countries Trump mentioned. Do they do their best preventing their citizens from going abroad with the aim of committing crimes?

Dr. Phil fooled

In culture on January 10, 2018 at 18:16

While we are waiting for an update to “Gorgeous, Gifted and Brutal”, Danielle Bregoli is starting to cash in thanks to her stage performance as a troubled teenager.

Years back the mother of Danielle Bregoli had cancer and got a massive debt due to medical bills. She got cured – cared for by her alleged troubled teenager in the process.

Then suddenly she was on Dr. Phil and the nice doctor got tricked into offering her a place at Turn-about Ranch, which is one of the rehab and boarding schools which use Dr. Phil in their marketing plan. It fools a lot of viewers into believing that these places are professional, but in reality they help none. They are not better. They are not selected for the show because they represent anything professional. They pay for appearing on the show.

A stay at Turn-about ranch is not nice but thanks to various testimonial blogs, everybody can now read how it is to be there and train themselves to “confess” something the so-called counselors want to hear.

Here are some testimonies

If you want to move out of the stone circle, then have a story ready for the counselors if you do not have the strength to kill one of them off as one teenager succeeded in doing. I recommend reading these testimonies and prepare a story if you see leflets around your house and your parents have the money because I am against violence.

Being dragged from your bed by professional goons making money when they are not in a gang-war is shocking and many needs lifelong therapy to overcome this ordeal. Not knowning when to be released likewise. But if you are at odds with your parents, train yourself in advance how to “play the game”. It is a game. It is not treatment.

Danielle Bregoli has this actress talent. I do not care about her music because modern music is not something I understand. I prefer music for “Phantom of the Opera” if you ask me. Her ability to perform secured her a safe ride through Turn-about Ranch. A little resisting just to make it look like they changed you. Then throw in some false confessions like drinking alcohol which for some obscure reason is illegal placing United States among societies like Iran. Put some tears into it so it looks real. Then you are out of the stone circle.

Then keep your head down. Attend the services in the local church even if you do not share their beliefs. They might be heathens compared to the preaching in your local church but it looks nice in their eyes. Play the game for your parents too. When you are back home give it 14 days before you turn back into your old ways, so they can see that it was waste of good money.

Of course Danielle Bregoli did not have to wait. She was never a troubled teenager and now she has paid off her mothers mortgage. She and her mother is laughing while the rest of the world is starting to realise that the Dr. Phil show is a reality show only. It has never been about the participants welfare. It was and continue to be a show which is marketing various books, devices and treatment programs.

Here is the lastest news about Danielle Bregoli:

IT’S A RAP Cash Me Outside girl Danielle Bregoli, 14, pays off mum’s MORTGAGE for Christmas after racking up a fortune from rap and social media career (The Sun)

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