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Summer day 43 – why I stay in Denmark during my holiday

In culture on July 16, 2018 at 07:24

It has not rained for 43 days. My garden is dying and I have not used my outdoor grill even one time this year. There is also a ban against it.

Still I remain in Denmark for good reasons.

A number of places are so worn down so they simply will stop tourism.

In Italy some cities have issued a ban on sitting down and eat your lunch. When I visited Paris a while ago, at all time I carried a water bottle and bought bread to eat on the move. To ban eating food and drink water in the streets is the same as saying that you will not have visitors at all.

I understand that they will force the tourists to eat at their over-prized restaurants who charge too much for everything. A meal at the cheapest place in Venice will set you down 1,000 euros so who would actually eat at restaurants in this city?

None. Policing against sitting down and eat your own food is basically a ban on all visitors. I can only urge people to stay away.

That is the reason tourism in Europe is dying out. I stay at home and recommend people to do this also. Hopefully staying in your own country will cause the European Union to break. Jean-Claude Juncker a person who had done a lot of damage to Europe during a life wandering around in a drunken stage should retire, so each nation can brick themselves up and live in peace

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Stop for celebrating success in Denmark?

In culture on July 1, 2018 at 10:31

Typical van with student. This particular truck has not been implicated in any of the incidents mentioned in this article.

So far 7 students have been injured, one critically. Reports from various part of the country also speaks of poor navigating resulting in some of the students by accident coming too close to neighborhoods where people are not born to success in life resulting in assaults and egging.

The Red-Green Alliance in Denmark represented in our parliament speaks of a ban of the old tradition where students travel in trucks going from one family after another celebrating their success. The rules have been tightened over the years. Many years ago they were driven by horses but live animals combined with unlimited amounts of alcohol as the tradition demand made it too dangerous. A number of safety precautions have also been introduced but as the politicians stated maybe it is time to abandon the tradition as whole.

The number of ghettos will be reduced but the present course planned by the parliament is aiming at expelling the poor underprivileged people from the cities which will increase the risk of attacks when the trucks is going from city to city. Thanks to the rather complicated structure of Danish high schools, students no longer select the nearest high school but as result of their long-term goal they have to attend a school which provide the topics they need.

The student who was critical hurt fell from the truck while they were driving. The other 6 students were caught in heavy traffic where all the drivers have to drive aggressively to be competitive and when the truck had to break hard because a car changed line in front of it, the students were trown around in the back putting 6 of them in hospital.

And then of course there are the attacks because the truck made shortcuts through areas controlled by youth gangs instead of the police from the central government in Copenhagen.

Personally I find it sad if this tradition came to and end. While I graduated high school, I never got to ride such a truck because I was forced to work that day (economy was hard back then). That does not mean that I will rob others of celebrating their success. I hope that they find a solution so the students can continue to celebrate in the future.

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Going to lose my pension

In culture on May 31, 2018 at 14:21

I have saved a lot of money in pension funds. Now where GDPR is there, I get all such strange letters asking me if I still want to be registered. Then they write up and down about a lot of strange things. I do not understand this legal stuff, so whenever I see a letter mentioning the European Union I must assume that it is something that supports the corrupt politicians down in the European Union and let the mails be unanswered.

As I understand it the pension funds then have no other choice but to delete me and confiscate the money for themselves. I have to suffer the loss because I am not a lawyer but in my mind and daily life I get to speaking angry about the European Union and that is a small comfort.

Looking back at old TV-concepts which changed the media

In culture on April 7, 2018 at 06:40

My son came to me and told me that they had found a poster in downtown Horsens about something called “Big Brother”. Then I had to explain to him when Jildo won the first danish version of Big Brother back in 2001. Yes, years has past but the nickname Jildo the winner had will never be forgotten. It was in fact a combination of her real name and a tool for women who finds more fun in this tool than a partner which is OK for me.

Also the first season was marked when 3 participants walked out. A talented singer who since became a washed-up wannebe singer you very seldom hear anywhere but his partipation allowed him to stay in the dreamworld of being a singer because everyone still wants to see the man who walked out. There was also wannebe therapist who today is mostly known to have been a girlfriend to a member of one of the bikergangs who shoots at each other making the streets of Denmark a dangerous place to be.

Back then it was a big game changer in reality Television. Today it will not be broadcasted as the viewers have moved on.

Now they are thinking of making a Danish version of “Ex on the Beach”. I do not know if it will be a success. We do not have a Turn-about Ranch in Denmark anymore where the teenagers can be tortured to become extreme like Jemma Lucy. Solhaven was closed down by the authorities and I doubt that some of the former victims are able to be on television.

I do find that the world of reality television is boring. Real documentaries showing how ordinary people really live like “På Røven i Nakskov” and Buckwild are far more interesting. While I intend to live the rest of my life here around Horsens, it is not bad to observe how people live in other places. I will never visit Lolland or West Virginia but these documentaries have given me an insight in other cultures. That is far more interesting compared to observe an artificial setup.

Will the government be able to slaughter the boarding schools golden goose?

In culture on April 1, 2018 at 07:29

A lot of teenagers are using the 10th form at a boarding school. Boarding schools called “Efterskole” has been used as a kind of timeout by many teenagers who had not decided which path in life they want to take.

But the Danish Industry does not like it. It delays their path toward a productive adult life.

Now the Danish government wants to move the 10th form to schools where the teenager can learn craftmanship. Too many attend the high schools targeted towards universities and university colleges when it is known that a lot of them would not be attend to finish them because universities have been shown to function only for children of families who have academic degrees in the previous generations.

Children from working class families function better working with craftmanship all research shows. The social heritage does matter. People will always be affected by it and it does not work trying to alter this. People are not born equal in Denmark and while you can set up a system with student grants, student grants are not all. 40 years of work in the field trying to make the social heritage matter less, has not worked.

Immigrants and children from working class families needs to learn to settle with things in life they can achieve.

So the public schools housing the 10’th form will move to schools with craftmanship but what about the boarding schools? Should they be allowed to operate as counter productive against the goal of the Danish Industry?

Something needs to be done because otherwise people will say that you can buy a timeout for your child if you have the money and you have to take the path life have put in place for you if you do not have the money.

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