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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.

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

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?

South Africa was cheated today

In justice, politics on November 8, 2018 at 17:47

So this Britta Nielsen who is set to be fall guy for an poor IT-system in the department of social services in Denmark was granted extradition from South Africa to Denmark, so she can go back and be convicted for not being in the upper part of the sociale hierarchy. South Africa was fooled to help Denmark cover this case up. Normally people who commit white collar crimes in Denmark escape punishment if their social states is high enough.

Bank managers who ran their business into bankruptcy escapes punishment while ordinary people in the number of thousands have lost their job.

The IT-company Atea was a criminal organization according to the courts but they are still able to partipate in tenders about delivery of IT-equipment to the public offices in Denmark and the secret money men who owns not only Atea but a number of IT-firms managed to remain hidden in the dark outside the spotlight of the authorities.

Both the banks Nordea and Danske Bank laundered money from Russia and aided people to hide their money in Panama instead of paying taxes. They are free to operate by sacrificing some low-level employees and when the bank managers in the top quit to take responsability they get a huge salary for their stage performance.

Who did Britta cover for? That is the question. They money she stole was the politicians play-money. If you have a social project of some kind and you befriend the politicians in power, you can get granted some of the money. Where the money is supposed to end up is not public information. Why a certain project was favored over another is not public information. A small group of politicians hand out millions of DKK and the public get no insight in why and how they decide.

She wanted to get home to get protection. There are people in Denmark who knew and did not care because the money was dirty and result of what you will call corruption in other countries.

Most Danes do not care if she gets convicted. She worked as a public servant on a lower level. There was no judge position in a local court waiting for her – a position public servicemen are rewarded with when they have done good (and know some politicians).

What the Danes want is the system to change. When whatever project gets money paid by the ordinary citizens, the public should know why? It should be public matter whether one project gets the money over another. It should be about who we as tax-payers like most – not who knows a certain politician best.

Will this case change anything – not in a million years.

Source:
Main suspect in Danish fraud case to leave South Africa

Denmark isolates Europe

In justice on September 29, 2018 at 04:48

The Danish police has blocked the access to both the bridge over the Great Belt and the Oresund Bridge to Sweden. Later they demanded that the ferries to both Germany and Sweden should stop their activities. An alleged crime the police will not inform the public about seems to be the reason.

Later the police raided an apartment on Vesterbro in Copenhagen. It seems that the neighborhood is not as transformed as the investors of new apartment buildings in the Carlberg area wants us to believe that it has been. It used to be for ordinary people and for tourists coming to see and buy women for social activities. There have been cases where ordinary people and businesses have been forced out, so rich people could move in.

A farm on the island of Fyen was also raided.

Maybe it is a real crime the police investigate, maybe it is the start of political reforms where the influence the ordinary citizens have on politics will be reduced. We do not know and do no longer care now where the Danish parliament has outsourced a large number of decisions they should make to the European Union.

For whatever reason Europe is now isolated.

Perhaps it is a necessary step. For the ordinary Dane it does not pose a problem. A growing number of Danes choose not to leave their hometown for education and career making the choice of working with the few available options you find outside the 5 Danish cities out in the wasteland called “The Rotten Banana“. We are seeing a reduced number of commuters, The few tourists who were bothered by the police just have to live with the actions of the police.

Also construction of the Danish border fence will continue despite protests from the European Union with the illness as excuse. Perhaps all these activities will bring an end to the massive numbers of shooting incidents which have forced several schools in Copenhagen not to have activities like meetings in the evening. The public life in parts of Copenhagen is now reduced like Sarajevo in the 1990’s. None want to be on the streets risking being a victim for a random shooting. Many Danes wanted a wall instead of the fence but Danevirke is now located down in Germany so we had to start over and it was costly, so a fence it became.

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Something rotten in Denmark – Yes. The police interferes in local businesses causing disruption

In justice on August 16, 2018 at 17:05

For many years busses in Denmark has to go through mandatory audit every year, sometime more often depending of their tasks. Standard procedure is that the busdriver takes the bus for a short drive where he employs the brakes so many times that the brakes are warmed up. Then he drives to a privat owned technical inspection center which does the audit. In Denmark the state was forced to give the inspection of vehicles to private operators due to a rule from the European Union.

The problem with this procedure is that the police now stops busses on the street with cold brakes. It means that the police determine that the busses are illegal while many of them have just passed an inspection.

Today I read in the news that the police has checked 45 busses who is used as replacement for comuter trains operating between Copenhagen and the town of Frederikssund. The busses have been operating since May and they should in fact stop working next week when the trains can run again after the tracks were repaired. 20 of the busses were banned from further driving.

It sounds to me like the message is politically. If it was a question about security, they would have checked the busses back in May when they started to drive on the busy roads.

This summer the police have stopped a number of busses at sports events and music events. Every time a high number of busses were banned. In my mind it is a system error and the police is only interested in showing the public how important they are supposed to be.

If you stop the ordinary busses doing public transport on every road for checks, you could put Denmark to a full stop.

It is technically impossible to manage two things:

  1. Making sure that the temperature is manageable. Busses are either too hot or too cold inside depending of the time of the year. In the old days the drivers manage to cope by sipping small amounts of alcohol but now no person make a living of being a bus driver. What Trish Regan never understood is that 50 percent of the reason while Denmark have a smaller percentage of people being unemployed is that people are forced to work. It is called flex-jobs and work-environment testing where people work for their unemployment benefit or to a lower salary compared with their co-worker without earning the right to vacation. Bus drivers are leftovers from other businesses being moved by case workers to work as bus-drivers.
  2. Breaks on busses only work when they are warmed up, just as sport cars like in Formula One perform better when their tires have the right temperature.
  3. I hope that the justice department will intervene and stop the police from doing these public stunts. They are not improving traffic safety by doing these small spotchecks. If they really wanted to check busses they could stop all busses near the central station of Copenhagen and Aarhus and put the public transport to a full stop.

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