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Speak Education loses every credibility

In business culture on September 19, 2017 at 20:24

I have mentioned a case where a Danish exchange student was sent home because he watched porn while he was in Utah as exchange student.

They lost very clearly when the lawsuit was handled by the High Court of Eastern Denmark.

Because they had a confidential agreement in their contract they were able to limit their loss in court but the ruling is very clear: Watching porn as a Danish teenager is a so integrated part of growing up that the contract needs to point out that it is not allowed while the teenager is out of the country. If you are a host parent and wish that this type of activity should not happen in your house, I recommend that you approach your organization and tell them that you do not want to house a teenager from Denmark.

The teenagers who are thinking of wasting a year academically should be informed very clearly what they miss out on. The Danish department of education does not recognize foreign high schools. The academic standard in Denmark is way higher compared with the host countries. Exchange students start a year behind the teenagers they went to school with before they left for their stay abroad.

Speak Education or Language Education Danmark, Go Speak, Aspect High School, Speak High School as they sometime operate as should have realized that they robbed this young teenager of normal behaviors he was acustomed to when they published him for watching porn.

I do not know what kind of business they pretend to run but working with young vulnerable teenagers are certainly not a job they are qualified to be in.

I hope that they realize that they are in the wrong business and shot down.

To raise a troubled teen and when to say stop

In culture on February 19, 2016 at 17:31

What is a troubled teen?

Some counselors find that there is in fact no troubled teen but it is the reaction to their actions that label them troubled teens.

In the United States, the media covers the closure of Midwest Academy that were founded by people hanging out with the now-dissolved WWASP organization. Members of the WWASP organization used a kind of seminar concept which not only was pressured down over the so-called students – in reality prisoners – but also their parents who were coming at odds with the society’s condemnation of their children’s action.

It is here I return to definition of a troubled teen. When are a child troubled?

I found that it very much built on the double standard of the culture.

You can still find a video of a 17-year-old girl on the Internet who was stoned to death because she fell in love with the wrong boy. That tragedy took place in Iraq. In the 1990’s the 3-strike laws came into effect in the United States. Because politicians knew what sold to the voters they did not use a lot of time setting up minimum standards for what should count as a strike. Back then even ordinary things as experimenting with drugs because alcohol was hard to get opposed what is the case in most civilized countries could led to a strike.

So of course, parents started to look at places where they could house their teenagers until adulthood and many prison-like nanny-institutions like the WWASP-controlled facilities appeared. Here the children could be kept safe from temptations and in order to make it more eatable it was called therapeutic.

To keep up the illusion they took some crazy hippie like marathon seminars and told both parents and the teenagers that they by passing this system of seminars could evolve and develop themselves into better persons. What a joke! In Denmark, we have researched and tested how to break the social heritage for more than 30 years. It has been very costly for our country. It has led to nothing. Children born by parents with higher academically background are more likely to pass high school and start to study at the universities than children born by parents who comes from either the working class or are immigrants.

This one treatment fits all methods messed up more families than they helped. Many families found themselves in deep debt, which they never might overcome.

Then of course, there are the families who believed so much in the seminars that they basically abandoned their own children once they turned 18 and the children – now adults – could not be held legally in the school against their will. They were issued a bus ticket to the nearest shelter. A life in crime or suicide claimed many lives and the people behind the program could claim that the outcome was a result of the children not choosing to complete the program.

Here is the key question. When people are commenting the Midwest Academy there are former students out there who claims that those who complain hardest were the one who gave up on the program. But the question is: Is it wrong to give up something you haven’t chosen?

They were enrolled against their will. They were sent to a kind of prison without being evaluated by the local school district or the local juvenile court. The place had a number of strange rules. There were rules you don’t even find in the most secure juvenile facilities. They were forced to wear a prison uniform – nicer design than a jumpsuit – but still a uniform, which is not found outside the United States even in secure juvenile facilities. Here in Denmark we don’t have a single juvenile facility where the children are forced to wear uniform and some of them are convicted murderers. In many case even when they were able to complete the program they were forced to be on a kind of probation due to having them sign a home contract stating that they were allowed to do and not to do.

What if that is really not a life they want to live? When I was a kid there was no Internet? Now our entire life is focused on looking good on social profiles. Is it fair to judge children when they just want to hang out. I am happy to say that the high school my children attend have a Friday bar where the students can hang out after school drinking beer and wine. Looking at my life it might the last change they have to socialize before they are pulled into making a career, building a home and do all the things which leave you read to sleep once you have finished dinner.

Todays challenge is that children have to socialize. Otherwise they risk being lured to acts of terrorism over the Internet or suddenly they are gone having travelled to Syria. If they hang out after school drinking beers, dancing and otherwise enjoying themselves they are safe.

That’s why I don’t understand the concept behind Midwest Academy. If the parents are afraid of having their children drinking beers they should address how the children can socialize instead. They will soon discover that it is almost 100 percent impossible.

And then there are the education part. To go to school in a foreign district where the credits the children earn might not be recognized once they return is as bad as not going to school at all. Education is not that important. In Denmark the government have cut 2 percent on all schools this year. Of course some of it was for increased police-force due to the immigration crisis. Both the government also considered loss of education to be a little sacrifice compared to increased crime due to immigration and open borders for the population from the eastern part of Europe. Research have shown that the lifetime income is not that different if you compared people who only lived from jobs involving untrained labor with people who took a long education. Especially if the parents were not well off the burden of student loans would make it non-profitable to take an education.

I am not surprised that Midwest Academy is closed but I am surprised that it took so long for the parents to see that was a scam.

The world is a strange place.


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.

Judge Jeffrey Gillen approved court ordered molestation

In culture on June 10, 2015 at 04:52

In the case about whether a boy should be molested Judge Jeffrey Gillen took the side of the father who due to religious insanity wanted to molest his son by having him undergo circumcision. A procedure which cannot be reversed and will have effect on the life of this boy for the rest of his life.

I have nothing against what people want to do to their body once they are adults. If they want a tatoo, be circumcised, have nails put through their hands once a year, whip themselves etc. due to their religious belief in my mind they are free to pursue this.

But to force a child through religous procedures due to your own belief is so sick as it can be. I let it up to my children to decide if they wanted to be confirmed in church. I even let it up them to decide if they want to consume alcohol during this ceremony, which is against the normal tradition in Denmark.

I find it awful that the court allowed this to pass. The judge should have made the boy a ward of the state or ordered the parents to postpone the circumcision until they boy would come of legal age where he could decide for himself.

We are living in a sick world.

Mother sobs as she is ‘bullied’ into signing court agreement allowing her four-year-old son’s circumcision after spending week in jail for kidnapping him in bid to stop surgery (The Daily mail)

Historical Youtube videos – terrible

In culture on November 15, 2014 at 18:24

These photos of corporal punishment cannot be excused. It is child abuse. Why they were prevented from closing the school I don’t understand why the adults who executed the corporal punishment were not confined, charged and sentenced. You cannot inflict such wounds on children and claim that it is only discipline. It is child abuse.

It looks like Burma but it was the United States. In a land with a history of slaves these photos look like punished slaves. Also the entire mention of “Nigger Run” as I have observed among those unfortunate soules who went there makes it sound like an abusive environment.

My stomach turned on me as I saw the punished teenagers and the wounds they got from the corporal punishment.

Did the employees then leave the business when the school closed down 10 years ago? No they just got hired by other places. Why are they not tracked and treated like the child molesters they were? They need to be kept at distance from minors.

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