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Dear Putin: Collective responsibility exists outside sports

In politics on June 18, 2016 at 05:42

I noticed that Mr. Putin wasn’t happy about Russian atlets being denied right to compete in Rio. They have trained for years and now they are not allowed to participate in the Olympic Games because many of their countrymen and women have cheated in the past.

Is it fair?

I find it too much, but I also have to correct Mr. Putin. He asked if someone would punish the entire family if a family member committed a crime.

In Denmark people can be evicted from their apartment in a family member – even a child commits a crime in the local neighborhood. So if a son or daughter shoplifts, fight or rob people locally, the entire family is evicted from their apartment.

Once again people demostrate that they lack knowledge about what makes Denmark a very gruesome place to be if you are poor or hit by social circumstances. This eviction law has never hit someone with money enough to take this matter to courts. It only hits people with low income or people with foreign ethnic origins which based on many immigrants experiences can be labeled as social circumstances.

I hope that the individual russian atlet who is clean will find their way to compete in Rio. Otherwise I would not watch the games. I also find personal responsibility higher than collective responsibility. It is not my job to stop fellow Danes from speeding on the streets. It is my responsibility to obey the laws in my car.

Mr. Putin has a good point despite the fact that he doesn’t know Denmark very well.

Marius Youbi should leave Denmark now

In justice on December 22, 2015 at 21:34

Marius Youbi has broken the law.

In Denmark we have a law preventing exchange students from working more than 15 hours per week. This law was made because a lot of people came from the third world claiming to be students using student visas and they never made it to school but started working full time for the money they have paid the officials in their home country who bribed their way to these student visas.

As result hardworking Danish tax-payers lost their jobs.

Marius Youbi worked beyond the limit. He broke the law and his student visa was cancelled once the authorities found out. Because they were nice they didn’t handcuff him at once and took him to a plane. They allowed him to pass his exams which he did with straight A’s.

Now people want to keep him in Denmark because he is good and he made an extra effort to excel in school.


Should we provide people with discount regarding prison and fines if they are good in school or at work? Where would the respect for the law go?

I often drive to work. Many years back the prime minister Anders Fogh Andersen asked us to make an extra effort. I did! I drove 70 miles per hour where the limit was 50 so I could get around to our customers faster resulting in extra jobs at my firm. But I was fined the full amount!

So I didn’t get any discount and the question is: Is it fair?

I find it fair that we are somehow equal when it comes to paying for the crimes we commit. It isn’t so in Denmark where rich people can remain nameless after a conviction if they appeal and change name in the process thanks to good and therefore well-paid defense lawyers. It isn’t so when the police approach you. Do you wear a business suit you are treated with respect. If you are convicted of white collar crimes handcuffs are seldom used.

But once in while I must insist that the laws of my country are upheld. Just to make a point.

Of course he worked hard. Denmark has closed the university people from the third world attended. It might be called racism but Knightbridge University was closed due to some kind of technicality and the students had to spend a lot more time in Denmark and they were forced to work because it is very expensive to live here.

I understand why he worked but he must obey the law.

There are other countries which could give him a title faster. In India cheating is so widespread that maybe every second ingenieer have obtained their title using money instead of hard work. Of course now where it known worldwide that their exams are no good it might not be the effort worth to study abroad at all.

But he did choose Denmark and here we have laws. It was his choices which brought him in this situation. Now he has to suffer the consequences.

Petition to get the children in Prague

In culture on February 13, 2014 at 08:18

I checked up on a comment to a previous entry I made about the 10,000 students who were about to celebrate their holiday in Prague. For some years Prague has marketed itself as a place with cheap alcohol, night clubs and parties for minors. Now the authorities in Prague suddenly decided to hit the streets hard arresting everyone who have been drinking.

The feedbacks in Danish newspapers are that the students feel trapped. Every Dane uses alcohol when they start talking to strangers. At my work place over the time we had many foreign employees who normally work in our offices abroad to visit us when they need to receive training in new products. Many of them I never learned the names of. Others I became close to. Those who accepted a drink after work Fridays we learned to know. Those who didn’t were nameless coworkers we often have difficulties to tell apart.

While I feel that the best solution would be to collect the vulnerable youths I also feel that it is not a task for the Danish taxpayers. Normally I like many Danes see offers from abroad with some skepticism. “Can it be that good?” I feel that the youth and especially their parents have let their guards down. I understand that the youths don’t know the world. They have not lived the lives we have. They have no life experience. They have not been cheated and abandoned by their own government when they cut early retirement which we all have been looking forward to since we were 35 years of age.

They did not experience the cold war and how we lost it when we now 20 years after can see cheap labor entering our country ready to work without any kind of safety precaution and for almost no money. They have not experiencing who it is to have lost a job because a person with intelligence like trained monkey would be ready work with acids without mask or gloves in a foreign country.

No the youths don’t know that. It is here the parents should have put their foot down. They should have told them that countries and cultures abroad are not for anyone below 25 years of age.

I feel that the parents should talk together and start their cars. I have used Google Maps and they can travel from Horsens where I live to Prague in just short of 9 hours. If two drivers take shift they can get 3-4 teenagers home per car under 24 hours and still have time for a sausage for breakfast somewhere in Germany.

Do it! Collect your children! Cut your losses for now but sue the travel agencies so we can create some headlines so the youth will remain in Denmark for the years to come. It would be a blessing for both Denmark and the Czech Republic.

Evacuate the children from Prague (

25 years since the worst school bus disaster in the United States

In culture on May 14, 2013 at 23:48

May 14, 1988 a truck collided with an old school bus which had been purchased from a church organization.

27 people died – a lot of the children. Of course the collision was to blame but also the lack of emergency exits caught a lot of persons in the burning bus. The driver of the truck had too much to drink and it led not only the United States but also countries like Denmark rethink their drinking laws.

I would like to say that safety has been the main concern in the Danish strategy against drunk driving, but the present limit of only 0.5 is simply too low compared with the international recognized limit of 0.8. The Danish laws was changed to the building of a single bridge constructed to ease the import of cheap labor from the southern part of Sweden where they genetically are unable to handle even the slightest amount of alcohol in their system. Their level is only 0.2

Today we know that it is important to introduce the youth to alcohol before they can drive so they can learn the effects of alcohol on their body before they take the wheel of some vehicle which has the potential to kill people. As long as teenagers only walk or use a bicycle they can only damage their own health and alcohol is so important as a socializing tool in the high schools where Friday bars brings the students together that this rite of passage is mandatory.

That is the main reason for the Danish 16.5 limit on alcohol. Alcohol with a percentage below 16.5 minors can buy on their own.

I hope that we never will see a disaster like the one in Kentucky. Of course we have people who never learn and the police can take the car they drive in and sell it on auctions if they catch a person with numerous offences regardless of who is the owner if they owner has allowed the convicted offender to drive the car.

It is import when the society deals with an offender that the focus is on preventing the person from driving. The punishment should not include mandatory rehab, but rather the offer to enter rehab, because rehab doesn’t work if the offender lacks the motivation for a change.

We have very few cases of DUI in Denmark. I hope that we can continue our strategy when it is so efficient.

Carrollton, Kentucky bus collision

When parenting is outsourced to the society

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 at 14:43

I just took a look on a message board I was kicked out from.

It seems that a 17 year old was drinking and she was picked up by the cops. For unspeakable reasons alcohol consumption by teenagers seem to be a crime there. Don’t they have real problems with thefts, violence and murders? I find it rather foolish to make laws preventing people from certain age group to consume things.

Here in Denmark there is no lower age limit for alcohol or tobacco consumption. There are laws preventing people from buying tobacco or alcohol with a higher percentage than the safe 16.5. Teenagers aged above 16 years of age can buy all the alcohol they can drink as long as the alcohol percentage remains below the safe limit.

16.5 will enable them to drink most beers and wine, but whiskey etc. is for adults only.

In fact most of our high schools here in Denmark have a Friday bar where the students gather after school hours to socialize and built networks they will need once they enter the business life. Denmark consists of many small communities where people know each other from their school years. They hire people from close circles based on social heritage. In many businesses people have worked together in two or more jobs when they are close to retirement. Networking starts in high school and it remains important for the rest of people’s lives.

Well, I read the message board and find it rather foolish to involve police and other authorities on their own children even if it is illegal. I begin to understand why they cannot get their economy up and running. Alcohol consumption is a parenting issue and it starts with showing the decent sober behavior you want your children to present to the world. You cannot drink alcohol every single day and believe that your children won’t follow you down the same path.

Your children are not at work. As I stated above the children will start to drink in high schools. You can pay to delay that process by sending your children to boarding school. They have some strict ones where the children can find a teacher they can be close with as long as you remember to tell them that they can risk a criminal record if they blackmail the teacher they sleep with. It happened the other day on an Efterskole (Danish name for continuation schools) in Jutland. You can also choose a religious day-school but I find it rather unpleasant that 10 year old children should learn how to conduct a good blow-job as it happened at a Catholic school in Fredericia. Some of the locals were offended when they learned of the curriculum but frankly it is hardly a secret that docent of lawsuit has been started in different countries involving Catholic schools and ministries. I have to say that the parents in Fredercia should consider themselves warned before they enrolled their children in this school.

According to my mind it doesn’t help trying to keep your children away from the general society. Forget residential treatment centers and boarding schools! The alcohol will wait for them when they graduate and they will start their career without the important network they need to find jobs.

I hope that the population will come to their senses and lower the drinking age. They must realize that it is expensive and basically waste of time to make laws about the rite of passage to adulthood.

Now I have to collect the children. They have been out partying and I want to have them home before we enter the new year.

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