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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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I have too much respect for Sweden so I will never move there

In culture on September 8, 2018 at 06:18

I am a Dane. I prefer to live in Denmark where the beers are cheap and people drink together in order to simply start speaking to each other outside work.

Some Danes have moved to Sweden. It is their choice but I will never join them.

It is not like Malmoe is not a fine town despite the fact that so many people are killed over there that if you took the number of people living there and counted the murders you could compare it to Detroit.

I would never mind visiting Sweden but I believe that if you take up residence in another country, you should try to live like them. I would not teach my children Danish if I lived there because by choosing to live there I have also chosen that my children should be Swedish citizens.

It is exactly the same we as Danes expect from people who come to Denmark with their family. If they want to live in Denmark, be like Danes. Drink beers with us, let your children date and drink like the ordinary young Danes do in high schools.

Trish Regan is only partly right when she talks about why Danes are spending long times in schools. It is also the alcohol. In fact 6000 young Danes drank a lot of beer when the new school year started and everyone but one did well. He made the choice to fight and was arrested. Try to put 6000 people together in any country and see if they can do it better. It is not possible.

We as Danes has put our country together as we like. We pay a lot of taxes. Health care is not free as Trish Regan says. If you child suffers depression and needs residential treatment, the authorities will investigate past generations and if they also have been sick, they will bill you. As a parent you have an obligation to protect Denmarks position as one of the happiest countries in the world and you will be punished with fines if you do not do your duty.

Sweden are allowed to put their country together in another way. I respect them if they choose to invite everyone in and pay for their stay. I will still not join the traffic towards free meals and a life in laziness. I have good things going on for me here in Denmark.

Now they have an election in Sweden and some over there says that you will do better getting a job if you speak Swedish. I agree based on my experiences here in Denmark. Of course some can say that most of the people on the botton on the shops floor in Copenhagen are people from Sweden who came here working for minimum wages. Too some extend it is true but believe me. If they want to do better and make a career, they will go for other languages.

I am too old for a new language, so I will stay here in Denmark.

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.

Something rotten in Denmark

In business culture on May 12, 2018 at 07:46

The Atea bribe case is about to be settled in court.

The background is that Region Sealand made an agreement where they created an account where they could stack money into at Atea so they could buy things without being dependent of the strict budget rules. At public offices they can risk cuts if they do not use all the money they set aside during a fiscal year. Because then the politician would say “They did not use all their money. They need less next year.” So if they had nothing to use the money for, they asked for a fake invoice so they could get important stuff next year.

A lot of money piled up at that account which everyone knew about. Some of the money were used for study trips abroad so the public servicemen could learn about new technology. Then some of the people who used to work for Atea moved to a new firm and the trouble began. Because the new management at Atea believed that the old employers had agreed to party the account away in exchange of getting orders to the new firm. The new management did not like this special account but they decided to close it down secretly because a lot of hands had gotten their hands dirty. That was until the new firm got a large order.

Suddenly almost every firm in the IT-business in Denmark involved in the tender did sent the same complaint with the same wording. It was revealed that not only Atea but also the rest of the firms shared a people among the shareholders. So while it looks like that the Danish IT-business have free competition but in reality a small group of people control everything.

So regardless if the trial shows that someone was bribed, the question remains. Do we taxpayers pay too much for public IT-projects when a small group of people control the entire business?

Source:
Hjalp virksomheder Atea med at klage over omstridt udbud i Region Sjælland? Forsvarer udpeger Ib Kunøe som fællesnævner (Computerworld)

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.

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