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The people I want to read this entry, cannot do it

In politics on June 11, 2017 at 05:13

The people in France face a tough question when they will vote at the election this week.

Should they support Macron for not?

Because while the sound of reforms might sound fine, the decision to actually go through with them will leave 40 percent of the population behind. Those left behind are those who only speaks french. Those who do not have the highest education. Those whos mission in life have been to serve in their jobs faithfully knowing that the thanks they got were security in their jobs.

The experience Danish workers who suffer under the Danish flexibility system knows this too well. In Denmark there is actually no difference between a temporary contract and a permanent work contract. You can always be fired and the employer doesn’t need a very good reason for it. The Danish worker get very little compensation:

  • The first 3 months, the employee gets 1 months notion/salary
  • Until 3 years of employment, the employee gets 3 months notion/salary
  • Until 6 years of employment, the employee gets 4 months notion/salary
  • Until 9 years of employment, the employee gets 5 months notion/salary
  • Until 12 years of employment, the employee gets 6 months notion/salary, 1 months bonus
  • Until 15 years of employment, the employee gets 6 months notion/salary, 2 months bonus
  • Until 18 years of employment, the employee gets 6 months notion/salary, 3 months bonus

When an employee is hired the employee has to work faithfully until the last day of employeement unless otherwise ordered by the employer to avoid suspension where the worker is sent home losing all payment. When it happen the trade unions who is more interested in dinners and internal holidays often are able to provide very little compensation.

The bonus also include the problem that you have to pay tax of it and because Denmark has a tax system where you pay extra for higher income, most people cannot enjoy their bonus very much.

This is the system French people can face if they vote for Macron. Their positions in the firms they work in, are no longer secure. If they complain about coffee or tea, it is called cooperation problems and it an accepted reason for firing people.

That is why most Danes switch jobs every 3 year. There are no loyalty bonus. It is everyone for themselves.

Secondly most people don’t know that every 3 person on the Danish job market in reality is working under slave-like working conditions where they do not earn the right to unemployment benefits. Caseworkers are befriended by employers and given various services by employers. In exchange the caseworkers see to that unemployed people are ordered to work for their unemployment benefits or social security at those friendly employers.

They don’t earn right to vacation. They don’t earn right to additional unemployment benefits. It is called job-training or job-testing. In reality it is a system which allows employers to get access to a cheap workforce. People who used to earn a normal salary, are now replaced with people being “trained” or “tested”.

Is that fair? That you shall lose your job, just because your employer do not want to pay full salary filling your job-position?

Of course not, but it is the Danish system.

There are even cases where workers have been fired and suddenly they find themselves being “tested” or “trained” at their old work to a very much lower salary.

Do not follow in the path of us Danes!!

That is the message I will send to the French people.

The only problem: I do not speak French!!

As a citizen in a democracy you really only have one job to do

In politics on November 13, 2016 at 08:48

It is a simple task.

It requires less than an hour of your life. Often years pass between this task.

You have to vote !!!

In many countries people risk their lives doing that. If they vote for the wrong person, they are taken quietly out back and shot in the head.

But in many other countries people can vote without risking other than being stuck in traffic.

They remain home anyway!

Why!

There are no good excuse. Even when you dislike everyone you can choose between, then it is better to meet up and vote blank so you can tell everyone that the politicians they put on the list sucks in the eye of the people!

That is also an important message.

By staying home the message is: “I dont care about the world, my fellow citizens, my children, my job, in general anything”.

Maybe we should make a new T-shirt.

Non voters T-shirt

I read all kind of odd stuff from the United States. Protesters, parents putting children on the streets, assaults in high schools on people who supported the candidate who won. But none seems to be angry at the people who didn’t care about who won at all.

That is the people who is to blame. Those who didn’t do the single most important task a citizen in a democracy is supposed to do.

Will it be a special day today?

In politics on November 7, 2016 at 08:39

Maybe. There is of course the election.

Not that I care much about it. I am tried of these politicians who lives a life far from us ordinary people who struggle every single day to feed our kids and then feed ourselves. It has been harder day per day – getting worse year per year. I miss the old days where we Danes met over a couple of beers down at the local bar. The old days where people biked home from work. A Denmark where you didn’t have to learn who lived next door to you even after you had shared street for 30 years. Just a quiet nod over the fence when you both left for work.

It was more safe back then.

There was a time where life in Denmark was simple. People didn’t expect that much. Just to go to school for 7 years (9 years today) and then start working resting asure that they could get early retirement once their body started to wear down due to the hard work. Back in the day where you even could get a beer to your lunch at work.

Of course that is destroyed now. Our country is being run by people who let the European Union run all over them. Down there the politicians seem to know even smaller about how people in Europe in general live.

If the ordinary tax-paying citizen in the United States feel how we Danes feel, they will select Trump. Or they will select Clinton showing that they really doesn’t care anymore. That they feel that politics are no more for ordinary citizens. That politics should be something for the elite because it really doesn’t matter anymore who run the country.

In Denmark we didn’t feel the difference from primeminister Løkke to Thorning and back to Løkke once more. It has only gone from bad to worse for ordinary Danes. An entire generation will face no education at all because they plan to transfer student grants to student loans. An education will demand a college fund in Denmark. Only the babies who are born this year will have the time to collect the money an education require. For teenagers it is too late. They will have to aim lower or focus on labor which demands no education at all and use all their spare time to look at the groups responsible for their demise instead.

It is no good future but it is the future young Danes face.

The question is. How do young Americans think about their future. Will they vote today or will they just let the elite run the country?

Will it be a special day today?

I don’t know.

There are no such thing as “Danes for Trump”

In politics on June 10, 2016 at 09:49

I have too much respect for the ordinary American citizen to tell them who to vote on. So you will not get me to tell you to vote for either Clinton or Trump.

I fail to understand why people are so angry that there are violence at election meetings. We are living in a democracy. We don’t have to like what others are saying but we should let them talk and then if we disagree speak out against them. Verbal debate, verbal battle if you like.

BUT NEVER, EVER USE OF FORCE!!

That was what Denmark did during our proudest hour when we launched the cartoon war. We exercised our freedom of speech and damaged the morale among the terrorists who were behind 9/11. All the faceless supporters who backed those 20 criminals who committed the terrible act.

I don’t believe the present suggestions that we should ban certain false priests from talking their case even when they suggest ridiculous things like introducing Sharia Laws in Denmark and advocating stoning. I believe in arrests and severe punishment of everyone who acts based on the statements these false priests make.

Freedom of speech is everything. Freedom of speech for Trump. Freedom of speech for Clinton even when she is talking about Denmark being a lovely thing.

Clinton and Sanders don’t know Denmark

I am not claiming that Hillary Clinton are lying but she is very uninformed about how ordinary Danes live and struggle.

I am very certain that you don’t find people in many countries where ordinary people are tested and challenged on daily needs like we ordinary Danes are.

We pay more than 50 percent in taxes – still:

  • Our retirement is raised. Many among us will have to work until we are almost 70.
  • Early retirement is basically gone
  • Disability is almost impossible to get. Even if you only can work one hour, tons of official are willing to place a bed at your workplace so you can work for basically nothing. Because permanent status as disable requires a process of some 15 years, you may have to work for unemployment benefit and temporary welfare for a full decade without earning right to vacation.
  • Each month I pay a sum to a vacation account. However it requires a full year of work before you can earn paid vacation. And the rules are complicated. You can lose your own saved money if you are unlucky. Happens for thousand of Danes every year.
  • Our policians have just introduced legislation to reduce the percentage of young Danes passing high school. The politicians will guide youth forward manual labor instead.
  • If I want to travel 35 kilometers I will have to use 6.5 dollars on gas for my car. If I take the train it would cost twice as much over in Copenhagen.
  • Dentists are luxury and considered like having done cosmetic operations. Poor Danes have poor teeth as result. Wealthy Danes have good teeth. If you want to know if a Dane is loaded, look at the teeth
  • If your children suffer from physical illnesses they can be treated for free at hospitals. If your children are suffering from mental illnesses you as a parent would have to pay a huge amount of money every month. Denmark is the happiest nation on the Earth. Non happy people are punished so they remain happy on the outside benefitting the Danish brand.
  • Public schools are crap. 8 different teachers in 5 years are normal. 70 percent of all teachers living their positions during the summer holiday for something better is normal.

So excuse me if I laugh when I hear Clinton and Sanders talking about Denmark.

No faith in the Danish system

We ordinary Danes have already lost faith in the system. That doesn’t make us want to fight and shoot people. We are still living in a democracy. At every election we are many who go in and leave a blank vote. A vote because no person have stepped forward with a plan which is not a variation of the very establish elite in Denmark.

There is a difference between the ordinary Dane and the ordinary US Citizens.

The Danish parliament consist of people who really only want the pay-check but not the responsibility. They want to outsource vital part of your court system, police system, national defense and even our currency to the European Union.

Please vote for me so I can forward all my tasks to the European Union

Would you vote for parliament in Nebraska and leave all the politics in Washington to non-elected members? That is the reality we Danes face. We don’t vote for which person whould run the European Union. They are appointed by politicians who don’t want to do a pennys worth of work for their pay-check.

I lost my faith in our system when we lost our early retirement we were planning from the day we turned 30 and had finished our career as many Danes do. For many other Danes it happened the day they were innocent injured at work or in traffic and had to rely on a welfare system which really not existed once they needed it. For many other Danes it happened when their jobs moved to the eastern part of Europe. Yes in Europe we have included what you can negonize as a country like Mexico in our Union, so jobs can easily go to a country where they live of theft and a bowl of rice.

As an American citizen you can vote for Trump or Clinton. I don’t care who you vote for. But I believe that you should exercise your right to vote while asking yourself:

  • Do you believe in your system?
  • Do you believe that either of them will do a difference?
  • Should you leave a blank vote just to tell that a better candidate is needed?

Democracy is not for free

In politics on February 2, 2016 at 17:41

When I saw the first state in the United States Iowa vote this night, I admired the people who took the time to leave their home and spend 3-4 hours of their lives to go to a place where they can vote.

3-4 hours don’t sound of much but think of it:

  • 3-4 hours of your life to secure that your job remain yours instead of going to an illegal immigrant aided over the border by someone hired by your employer, so he can cut costs
  • 3-4 hours of your life to vote for a president who would let you keep your guns so you can own something of value unlike us Danes who have to duck our heads due to the open borders to the eastern part of Europe increasing the risk of house invasions.
  • 3-4 hours of your life so you can keep Obama-care or lose it if you are loaded or have very good health
  • 3-4 hours of your life so your home state will only receive immigrants screened by homeland security
  • 3-4 hours of your life so a person will come into office who understands ordinary people and will make decisions be taken near you instead of a far away capital. We people in Jutland have nothing in common with the politicians in Copenhagen. I guess as an ordinary person in Oregon you have nothing in common with the people from the system governing in Washington DC

I am not an U.S. Citizen, so why I am following this election? Because our economy in Denmark still to some extend depend on the US economy. Europe has not been able to deal with the crisis properly due to France interfering in the international economy by orchestrating the arrest of the former boss of International Monetary Fund because he was a potential rival to the present president of France. The interest on the loan we have to take to buy our houses very much depend on what is going on in the United States.

What I do know is that I have participated in every single election possible since became an adult. Sometimes I went there to enter a black vote because there were no person among the politicians who deserved my vote. Sometime I made a protest vote allowing a person none could work together with become elected. As an ordinary Dane and a Danish system I prefer people doing nothing in the political system because then they don’t make mistakes.

I know that ordinary citizens in the United States must be worried also. Can you expell the illegal immigrants and then how will you be able to buy groceries farmed by illegal immigrants or pizzas made by illegal immigrants. Will employed citizens be able to take over these jobs without a pizza ending up setting you back 200 dollars?

It is not a question whether Hillary Clinton will be re-elected as president or Bernie Sanders will take the chair. It is not a question whether people prefer a tired man made by the system or Donald Trump putting the United States back to the days of Non-interventionism because his person would offend the European politicians who believe that they matter more for their country and the world than they do.

It is a question for each citizen who has not been victim of a parking ticket resulting in a felony conviction after giving the parking attendant the rightfully spanking and loss of the right to give their vote attending the elections.

So I hope that everyone who is busy telling people that they would vote that they do take the 3-4 hours to do it.

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