Kristine Suhr has a personal modern style, especially intelligent. She was born in 1963 on Amager,
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Kristine Suhr has a personal modern style, especially intelligent. She was born in 1963 on Amager,
Thursday, December 27, 2007
The risk of testicular cancer was significantly lower among first-generation immigrants to
The incidence of testicular cancer varies considerably worldwide, but the cause of these differences is unknown.
To assess the impact of genes and the environment on testicular cancer development, Charlotte Myrup, M.D., of Statens Serum Institut in
Overall, 4,216 cases of testicular cancers were reported among this group, 166 cases among first-generation immigrants and 13 cases among second-generation immigrants. The relative risk of testicular cancer was 63 percent lower among first-generation immigrants, but there was no statistically significant difference in risk among second-generation immigrants, compared with men of Danish ancestry.
“The difference in testicular cancer rates among men born to foreign parents inside
Source: Science Daily
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The legal system is preparing for a rush of fathers seeking joint custody of their children when revised parenting laws go into effect next week. The new parental law, which becomes valid on 1 October, is designed to give additional rights - and responsibilities - to both fathers and mothers. While current, decade-old legislation requires parents to reach an agreement before joint custody is granted, the new law establishes co-parenting as the norm - even after a divorce.
Under the new rules, joint custody can only be repealed if serious concerns for a child’s safety such as abuse come to light. The law requires that after a divorce, parents share a range of responsibilities ranging from taking children to school to ensuring the former spouse has information about school activities. Children themselves will also have more say under the legislation, as child welfare authorities will interview them on parental custody matters.
Experts are concerned, however, that the revisions could result in a flood of new law suits. Anja Cordes, chairman of the national organisation of lawyers dealing with custody cases, was a member of the committee, which drew up the law’s proposals. She stated that although the political will was in place to establish co-parenting after a failed marriage, feuding parents might lack the ability to put their differences behind them for the good of the child. ‘It will take time before parents learn to separate parenting with partnership and to stop seeking revenge through their child,’ she told Berlingske Tidende newspaper. She also predicted longer processing times for child welfare authorities in future cases, as parents who had lost custody cases in the past seek the chance to have their case retried. Anette Hummelshøj, the head of Department of Family Affairs, admitted the new law could place an additional strain on the legal system. ‘But our expectation is that when the courts have established a clear line for the legal area, a higher number of parents will be able to settle either inside or outside the courts.’
Source: The Copenhagen Post
Sunday, December 23, 2007
During a time when Danes have their thoughts focused towards family, Christmas traditions and pork-rind steaks, we have gotten an interesting European first place. EU’s statistical office, Eurobarometer, concludes in a study that Denmark have the most cosmopolitan population group in Europe.
The conclusion builds on two things. First the Danes have a very positive attitude towards young people meeting across cultural boundaries, secondly most danes believe that the youth shouldn’t be tied down by traditions. Together that makes the Danes European champions in being World Citicens.
We are Individualists
»Danes believes, that traditions are good and nice, when it is Christmas. But is is not that kind of traditions that are the basis of this study. One thing is to celebrate Christmas, something else is to do like your parents because of religion, or because there is a tradition running in the family. We are a top-individualised society,« says Rune Stubager at Aarhus University and researcher of the Value-Political attitudes of Danes.
Some will be surprised that Denmark is so highly ranked, when it comes to being open towards other cultures. Rune Stubager, explain it by the high educational level. Although he doubts that Denmark is so markedly better than other European countries, as is seen by the study.
»The actual numbers can be debated, since we don’t know how the questions was asked in Danish. However, the prevalent tendency there is no reason to doubt: The Danes are not as sceptical towards immigration as the South- and Eastern-Europeans. Danmark actually belongs in the most positive group in Europe,« he states.
Integration is not the Best
Although the study shows pluralism among the Danes, it’s a long stretch to integration, according to integration-consultant, author and debater Mohammad Rafiq. But he doesn’t blame the Danes and does understand why Danes are number one.
»Danes have the will to make an effort to make contact and build bridges to people with another ethnic background. It is not successful, but it is rather the immigrants, who are xenophobic against the Danes. They isolate themselves instead of meeting the Danes, in sports associations etc. But the Danes are willing,« he says.
According the the Eurobarometer 56% of Danes are cosmopolitans, followed by 48% of the Swedes, 47% of the Dutch. In the other end the populations of the new member countries have a position near the bottom. Compared to the EU-average only 25% are cosmopolitan, while the rest are either against intercultural meetings or believe in strong traditions.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Transparent glass shades automatically rotate on the exterior of the building allowing light in and providing an array of colors to the interior environments. By manipulating the sunlight the entire student body becomes aware of the passing of time and the changing of the seasons as the school year progresses.
Sustainability for education can certainly begin with the design of the school itself, and 3XN has successfully integrated the traditional Scandinavian aspects of functionality with clarity and beauty in form.
Source: The Cool Hunter
But over the last 30 years, the citizens of
In the Dec. 23 issue of the medical journal BMJ, researchers review six possible explanations, and conclude that the country's secret is a culture of low expectations.
"It's a David and Goliath thing," said the lead author, Kaare Christensen, a professor of epidemiology at the
"If you're a big guy, you expect to be on the top all the time and you're disappointed when things don't go well," Christensen said. "But when you're down at the bottom like us, you hang on, you don't expect much, and once in a while you win, and it's that much better."
The researchers arrived at their findings by a process of elimination and humor. Blonds may have more fun, they argue, but
They also eat fatty foods, drink a lot; genetically, are not significantly different from their gloomier Scandinavian neighbors.
But on surveys, Danes continually report lower expectations for the year to come, compared with most other nations. And "year after year, they are pleasantly surprised to find that not everything is getting more rotten in the state of
Source: International Herald Tribune
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Allegations that costs were deliberately hiked up by 25 per cent follow a police investigation triggered by a complaint by the Danish Competition Authority.
The Danish Christmas Tree Grower's Association and its director have now been charged under the country's competition law for sending out price guidelines to its members.
In 2001 and again in 2005 the association was ordered to stop sending out guidelines but it continued to do so. So, after an investigation last year, the competition office referred the case to prosecutors.
"The association guided its members on how to calculate prices of Christmas trees and recommended certain prices," said Mimoza Memedi, head of the law and cartels section of the competition office.
"This is seen as an agreement according to the competition law, which is forbidden."
Kaj Oestergaard, head of the association, told the Financial Times that he had done nothing wrong and he accused "some wholesalers of trying to shut our mouth".
The association compiles statistics every year on what money its members make from Christmas trees and helps them calculate the cost of growing trees.
"The education of our members is not illegal and nor is sending out figures," Mr Oestergaard said.
He said Christmas tree prices had risen because supply of high quality trees had failed to match growing demand. A 6ft tall tree costs about Dkr240 (£23).
Poor prices in 1998-2004 because of excessive supply discouraged growers from planting trees, while EU subsidies gave them incentives to rip out plantations.
Danish exports peaked at 14m trees in 2003-2004 and are now about 10m.
Yet, over the past two to three years demand has risen rapidly for the higher-quality Nordmann firs, which have softer and longer-lasting needles.
Mr Oestergaard estimates sales of Nordmann firs in
Almost half of Danish exports go to
This mismatch of supply and demand has pushed up prices by 10-25 per cent this year, Mr Oestergaard said, and further increases should be expected.
Source: Daily Mail
Monday, December 10, 2007
Settled in Frankfurt, where he handles computer security for a major Swiss corporation, Sorensen, 34, has no plans to return to the days of paying sky-high Danish taxes. Still, an unknowing headhunter does occasionally pass his name to Danish companies.
"When I get an e-mail from them, I either respond negatively but politely," Sorensen said. "Or I don't respond at all."
Born and trained at Denmark's expense, but working - and paying lower taxes - elsewhere in Europe, Sorensen is the stuff of nightmares for Danish companies and politicians searching for solutions to an increasingly desperate labor shortage.
People like Sorensen, and there are many, epitomize the challenges facing the small Nordic country, long viewed across Europe as an example of how to keep an economy thriving and a society equal.
Young Danes, often schooled abroad and inevitably fluent in English, are primed to quit Denmark for greener pastures. One reason is the income tax rate, which can reach 63 percent.
"Our young people are by nature international," said Poul Arne Jensen, chief executive of Dantherm, a maker of climate-control technology. "They are used to traveling and have studied abroad."
"They are no longer 'Danes' in that sense - they are global people who have possibilities around the world," he said.
Denmark is the home of "flexicurity," the catchy name given to a system that pays ample unemployment and welfare benefits but, unusually in Europe, imposes almost no restrictions on hiring and firing by employers. The mixture has served Denmark well, and its economy barreled ahead in 2006 by 3.5 percent, one of the best performances in western Europe. The country is effectively at full employment.
But success has given rise to an anxious search for talent among Danish companies, and focused attention on émigrés like Sorensen. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which is based in Paris, projects that Denmark's growth rate will fall to an annual rate of slightly more than 1 percent for the five years beginning in 2009, reflecting a dwindling supply of a vital input for any economy: labor.
The problem, employers and economists believe, has a lot to do with the 63 percent marginal tax rate paid by top earners in Denmark - a level that hits anyone making more than 360,000 Danish kroner, or about $70,000. That same tax rate underpins such effective income redistribution that Denmark is the most nearly equal society in the world, in that wealth is more evenly spread than anywhere else.
The movement toward lower taxes passed Denmark by, even as it took root in much of Europe.
Small East European countries, notably Estonia and Slovakia, started the trend by imposing low, flax taxes on income and corporate profits about five years ago. Those moves helped prod Austria, and eventually, Germany, to slash high marginal rates as well.
Danish taxes also contrast sharply with those in nearby London, often jokingly referred to among Danes as a Danish town, because so many of them live there. Lower taxes on high earners have been a centerpiece of the policy mix that has fed the rise of London as a global financial center since the 1980s.
But today young Danes can easily choose not to pay for the system's upkeep, once they have siphoned off what they need. For starters, as citizens of the European Union they are entitled to work in any of the 27 EU countries.
Sorensen, who graduated from business school in Copenhagen, found himself earning the equivalent of more than $100,000 before he was 30 - and paying 63 percent of it in taxes. His work as a computer consultant for Deloitte also took him to Brussels, where he met the Spanish woman he would eventually marry.
But the high taxes, mixed with his wife's discomfort in Denmark, meant that a job offer in Qatar three years ago was all it took to pry him away from Copenhagen. Now, he is ensconced in Frankfurt, setting up a new business on the side and planning to pay no more than 25 percent of his income to the German state.
"When you are at 63 percent tax, you don't look forward to the evaluation with the boss to get a raise," Sorensen said. "You look for more vacation or a training course in the tropics - something that you get the full benefit of."
There are many more Sorensens out there in a work force that is culled from a country of just 5.5 million people.
The Confederation of Danish Industries estimated in August that the Danish labor force had shrunk by about 19,000 people through the end of 2005, because Danes and others had moved elsewhere. Other studies suggest that about 1,000 people leave the country each year, a figure that masks an outflow of qualified Danes and an inflow of less skilled foreign workers who help, at least partially, to offset the losses.
Danish business normally keeps its distance from politics, but in parliamentary elections this year, a few companies jumped into the fray.
Lars Christensen is co-chief executive of Saxo Bank, a Copenhagen financial services firm specializing in currency trading and retail brokerage services. New employees at Saxo Bank get a copy of "Winning," the playbook of Jack Welch, the brass-knuckled former chief executive of General Electric, and "Atlas Shrugged," the libertarian manifesto by Ayn Rand, suggesting that the boss has little time for solutions that beat around the bush.
"The high tax rate is the No. 1 problem we have," Christensen said. "It's that simple."
Christensen said about 150 positions at Saxo Bank had been created outside Denmark because filling them at the home office would have been either prohibitively expensive or simply impossible. Finding people at its offices in Britain, Switzerland and Singapore, where tax rates range from 19 to 40 percent, proved easier. But it forced the bank to break up teams of people that it wanted to be concentrated in Copenhagen.
This year, Saxo Bank gave a million Danish kroner, or $197,000, to an upstart political party, New Alliance, whose centerpiece was a flat income tax of 40 percent. The party is run by a Syrian-born Danish citizen named Naser Khader who has also touted more open immigration as the solution to Denmark's troubles. The party squeaked into Parliament with enough seats to give it a role in the new center-right government of Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
Acknowledging the need to reduce the tax burden, Rasmussen's previous government approved slight reductions in taxes for lower earners, but he has avoided promises of quick fixes. In 1998, Rasmussen's party narrowly lost a national election focusing on a message of business-friendly reform, an experience that colors the current message of incremental change.
"Denmark is a country of consensus," Rasmussen said recently. "Occasionally that fact tends to lower the speed of reforms, but in exchange we are efficient in our implementation."
But young Danes may simply move faster.
Sorensen is settling into life in Frankfurt. He recently passed through Copenhagen to discuss a business proposition with a potential partner, but anything they do will be based outside Germany, he said.
His wife recently gave birth to their second daughter, and barely a word of Danish passes Sorensen's lips when he speaks with his children.
They are growing up with English, an amalgam of the British and American idioms, as their first language, and the world as their horizon.
"If I could," he said, "I'd have a European passport, not a Danish one."
Source: International Herald Tribune
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
“ Isn’t it interesting that Anders Fogh is the only war leader to get re-elected?“ And then our “hyggelige aften“… cozy evening ends almost immediately.
My husband is danish and fiercly loyal to his Queen and Country. Expression of anything but praise for his beloved country is a no no. It’s frustrating for me, coz my life is very limited her.
In spite of the fact that I’m daily contact with the danes ( I go to school with them, and work with some of them) I still can’t get anyone to hang out with me…, I mean, I can’t just pick up the phone and call someone without it being long distance.
Wonderful Copenhagen. Well that depends on what kind of foreigner you are and what you intend to do while in Copenhagen. Let me start by saying that, I have lived in London for about 4-5 years before I moved to Denmark. Not once did I feel different and unwelcomed while in London. The English aren’t as cold as the world likes to describe the, quite the contrary.
In Copenhagen on the other hand there is nothing but hostility towards foreigners, and by foreigner in Denmark they mean those from the u-lands (that’s undeveloped world to you and me). It’s mentally exhausting. Danes are afraid of new things and they say foreigner in their country is a new phenomenon, ya, we only began popping up here in the 60’s.
Some of their reservations are what we all would identify with. But surely is it a crime to wanna make a legitimate living in a world that gives better opportunities? I have many a times asked my husband whether he knows what being poor is? The answer is NO. Many danes don’t either, so they can’t relate to someone really wanting a shot at their kind of life.
We are where we are born, and just as danes didn’t have a choice of whether to be born danish or not, neither did I have the choice of where to be born or whom to be. They can sure as day believe if I had a say at it, I probably wouldn’t be writing this.
What I’m trying to say is, I have with limited opportunities the choice now of whom to be or where to live. I chose Denmark (ignorant of what I know now) simply because my husband had a more established life here than that I had in England where we met. So don’t crucify me for it.
I guess one would say why don’t I go home if all is misery. I wanna give my children (in the works) a better shot at life than the one I had. They have that chance. They will after all be just as danish as other danes ( I hope).
Source: Stranger in Copenhagen
Friday, November 23, 2007
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish court handed down jail sentences of four to 11 years on Friday to two Danish Muslims and an Iraqi Kurd for planning a bomb attack in Denmark.
The Copenhagen court acquitted a fourth man.
The men were accused of planning to bomb Copenhagen's City Hall Square or the Tivoli amusement park to protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that were published in a Danish newspaper in 2005, and the presence of Danish soldiers in Iraq.
A panel of three judges sentenced Mohammad Zaher, 34, a Dane of Palestinian origin, and Ahmad Khaldhahi, 22, an Iraqi Kurd, to 11 years' jail. Abdallah Andersen, 32, a Danish convert to Islam, was sentenced to four years while Riad Amwar Daabas, 19, a Dane of Palestinian descent, was acquitted.
"You all think I'm a bad person but you do not know me," Zaher told the court before sentencing. "I am a simple man. Honestly, I do not want to harm the Danes."
The four were among nine people arrested last year in Odense, central Denmark, for collecting bomb-making materials. Four were charged under anti-terrorism laws, while the others were released without being charged.
Prosecutors produced analyses of chemicals found at the men's homes last year as well as wire taps and manuals for bomb-making found on their computers.
Prosecutors also presented testimony from an informer who infiltrated the group and reported on their activities to Denmark's Security Intelligence Service."We are very satisfied with the verdict. They tried to commit the most severe kind of terrorism," prosecutor Charlotte Alsing Juul told reporters.
The same court sentenced a Danish Muslim to seven years' prison in February for planning an attack in Europe, but acquitted three others.
In September, police arrested eight Muslims, six of them Danes, in Copenhagen on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack and having links with al Qaeda. Two were remanded in custody, but none has yet been charged.Source: Reuters
Despite predictions of her populist Danish People's Party's demise, Kjaersgaard remains a powerful force in domestic politics after winning 14 percent of the vote in last week's election.
«The most important thing for the Danish People's Party is to maintain the Danish identity,» Kjaersgaard, 60, told The Associated Press in an interview.
«I am convinced that the Islamists want to sneak Sharia (Islamic law) through the back door, that they want to combat Western society and they want Islam to become the main religion,» she said.
Her party _ Denmark's third biggest _ has held the role of kingmaker since 2001, giving the center-right government the backing it needs for a majority in Parliament.
In return, Kjaersgaard has been able to press the government to adopt some of Europe's strictest immigration laws, which she says have been instrumental in stemming the inflow of Muslims with radical views.
There are an estimated 200,000 Muslims among Denmark's 5.4 million residents.
«The individual Muslim has never been a problem for Danish society. But their number has,» Kjaersgaard told AP in her office, decorated with Danish flags and paintings depicting Danish landscapes.
To emphasize her point, she said she shops at a grocery store owned by a Turkish Kurd who respects Danish laws and culture.
«He has a lot of great stuff _ fruits, vegetables _ and he's a good friend of mine,» Kjaersgaard said.
The flow of asylum-seekers has dropped by 84 percent since Denmark tightened its immigration laws in 2001. There is now broad agreement across party lines to maintain the system.
But critics say the Danish People's Party has polarized Danish society by bashing Islam and stereotyping immigrants as welfare cheats.
«She is a scare-mongering populist and opportunist,» said Holger K. Nielsen of the left-wing opposition Socialist People's Party. He added Kjaersgaard was a skillful politician who has tapped into undercurrents of nationalism and worries over immigration among Danes.
During last year's uproar over Danish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, Kjaersgaard and other leading party members took turns blasting Islam as incompatible with Danish traditions including free speech.
Ahead of the Nov. 13 election, one of the party's campaign posters showed an artist's hand drawing a picture of Muhammad, with the text «Freedom of speech is Danish, censorship is not.
«Sometimes I wonder what other people think about me _ 'is she a monster?»' Kjaersgaard conceded in a moment of introspection. «I need to brush these things off, otherwise I will go down.
Kjaersgaard, who lives with round-the-clock police protection, quickly added she has no regrets about anything she has said.
She rejects accusations of racism and comparisons to far-right parties across Europe such as the National Front in France.
«There is nothing racist about what I have said, I know that. I have a clean conscience,» she said. «My driving force is the love for my home country. ... I want Denmark to be a safe and good and cozy nation that has a good relationship to the rest of the world.
When asked if she thought Islam can contribute to Danish society in any way, she replied: «I don't think so at all».
Source: Associated Press
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Foreigners will be treated in the same way: is better for them not to come in
Many people will be disappointed of these elections, especially those who expected a change in their life.
Denmark is a country where nothing is happening.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
During spring in Denmark, at approximately half an hour before sunset, flocks of more than a million European starlings (sturnus vulgaris) gather from all corners to join in the incredible formations shown below. This phenomenon is called Black Sun (Sort Sol), and can be witnessed in spring (March-April) or autumn (in September) throughout the marshlands of western Denmark – Tønder, Højer. The starlings migrate from the south or Norway and spend the day in the meadows gathering food, sleeping in the reeds during the night.
The best place to view this amazing aerial dance is in the place called "Tøndermarsken", it is in the south-western part of Jytlland.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."
And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
And then you'll get rid of the Dane!
It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.
It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: --
"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it is lost!"
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
If we look to the advanced educational system in Denmark, we will relies that the system came with lots benefits, but that doesn't mean its perfect, the educational system produced new challenges for the Danish society. One of the most big challenges is separating the older people from the society, and this makes them angry and not satisfied, government and intellectuals are unable to solve these problem till now. The problem is Danish don’t have time to spend with family, that's why we can divide the Danish society into three parts from my opinion (students–workers–retired).
Kids are under students part, and they are in the nursery almost all day time until 5pm, that’s why we cannot see them in the streets or even walking with their parents, at this point I would like to mention that there is different concept of nursery in Denmark than other countries, nursery for Danish was the way to insure opportunity for mothers that they want to work and have a job out of her house.
Workers are from graduated to retired age , the retired people and older people don’t have what they expected from the society and they are separated from it, and all what they have is these old age home that created by the government, and the monthly amount of money to insure basic needs of living. The country omitted their feelings and their joining them to the society in a way or another. The Old Danish man became that insane that has to be separated from society and nobody need him.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Among many other things that the danes are experts is also “teasing”, which is a behaviour what must be learned and accepted especially by children to be considered pure danes.
The children, but not only them, must get used to that, to earn a strong character. “Teasing” can bring harassment. How far can go this behaviour, not to be psychologically abusive?
I met a 17 year old teenager, who was teased, mocked by even her friends and classmates, only because of her name, Ninna. By protesting to a such behaviour she changed her name from Ninna to Sophie. The girl didn’t resist anymore to that psychologically pressure on her.
The name is given to us by our parents. I don’t think that Ninna should be an awful name to be changed. We are not responsible for our names. Does that it mean that our parents are idiots because we change our names due to teasing? Incredible what kind of attitude can have the danes to other people.
It is very common in
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I am studying Engineering in Denmark and hoping to get a job as engineer here when I graduate later (naturally) but after living here for more than one and half year I actually change my mind about wanting to stay here.
I can't stand the Danes, as naive as it might sound. For Asian like me, I find they are very closed, living in their own world and don't want to hear what other people think just because they think they are always right and also because the others are "foreigners" and don't know anything about the subject.
I don't mean to be rude or have certain intentions of bashing the Danes but I am just being honest with my feelings that sometimes I feel that the Danes are living in their own little world and refuse others to come in. Even the so-called integration and immigration rules reflect so. Therefore I find it laughable to read how Danish government needs to "recruit" professionals such as engineers and doctors from abroad. How can they expect them to stay when the Danes treat foreigners like that?
I got countless stares in the street because I look Asian and sometimes I dress very simple because I am just going to my lab in my university. The Danes perhaps think that I am just another dumb Thai girl who got married with some old fart. Seriously, this attitude pisses me off and it completely changes my motivation to find a job here and "help" the Danish government to overcome their "Engineer" crisis.
I am looking forward to traveling to more open countries. AT least more open to foreigners than DK.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Toţi care mă cunosc spun că sunt smart, dar am fost un bou când am plecat în Danemarca. Plătesc 6000 coroane chirie pentru un pat, acces la baie, bucătarie şi net, 8% dau la guvernul danez şi mai rămân cu cca. 1000 euro din care mai şi mănânc. Ce dracul caut eu în ţara lui Hamlet când acasă câştigam tot cam atât!!! Dar ăsta e omul, se lăcomeşte şi tot nimic nu face, mai vedem ce o să iasă în 2 săptămâni că altfel mă întorc acasă la traiul care îl cunosc cel mai bine. Să auzim de bine.....
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Mrs. Ellen Nielsen lost her husband, Christian Nielsen, in April, 1941, and supported her six children as a fishmonger on the Copenhagen docks, buying fish directly from the fishermen and selling it to passers-by.
During the first week of October 1943, while she was selling fish on the docks, she was approached by two young boys. They told Mrs. Nielsen they were Jewish brothers and asked her to help them escape the Nazis and find a fisherman who would take them to safety in Sweden.
As soon as she heard the story, she offered to hide the boys in her home while she arranged for a boat which would take them to Sweden. In a short time, the boys were safely across the sound in Sweden.
Through the fishermen, the Danish underground learned of Ellen Nielsen's act, and during the following weeks, over a hundred Jewish refugees passed through her home on their way to Sweden. At one time, Mrs. Nielsen had over thirty refugees squeezed into her small house. In addition she hid several saboteurs for the underground ..
In December 1944, Ellen Nielsen was caught by the Nazis, tortured and eventually sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany as prisoner 94.315.
In the book Women in the Resistance and in the Holocaust: The Voices of Eyewitnesses, edited by Vera Laska, the author tells how Ellen Nielsen was condemned to death and placed three times on the line leading to the gas chamber.
The first time she saved herself by bribing a guard with a bar of soap which she had received in a Danish Red Cross parcel. The second time she was able to do the same with the contents of another Danish parcel. The third time she had nothing left with which to bribe the guards. Waiting on the line, stripped naked, she was resigned to death.
Suddenly she was approached by Nazi guards who informed her she had been saved by an agreement between SS Heinrich Himmler and the Swedish Count Folke Bernadotte to have all surviving Danish concentration camp prisoners shipped to Sweden for internment.
Ellen Nielsen was taken to Sweden just before the end of the war.
She returned to Denmark immediately after WW2 and died November 26, 1967 - a true heroine.
PROTECTION OF JEWS
Five countries, including Hungary, initially resisted German demands to deport their Jews. In Finland, only eight Jews were deported before a public outcry resulted in the Finnish Cabinet stopping all further deportations. In Denmark, King Christian X urged all Danes to help save their Jews. Before the deportations were carried out, Danish fishing vessels ferried 7,906 endangered Jews to the safety of neutral Sweden. Sadly around 80 of these Jews were caught sheltering in the church in the fishing village of Gilleleje and were transported to concentration camps. Some 686 of these Danish citizens were Christians married to Jews.
Gentlemand Finn is here interviewed by Capser Christensen, the most professional and respekted Journalist in Denmark. The program is called "Capser og Mandrilaftalen", and it is a debate-program with all the most important people in the Political Scene in Denmark.
Gentlemand Finn, The Danish Nazi-leader, speaks here about how the Nazis actually control most of Denmark, political and economical. How they are an invisiable force, that control everything. The Nazis have infiltrated all the higher layers of society. Nothing gets approved without their knowledge.
He speaks of how the Fourth Reich will rise from the ashes of the Third, and how the global nazis will control the world with an iron-fist - through the New World Order.
This is all true.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Rasa Broholmer este foarte veche, datând din Evul Mediu, din timpul lui Frederik II şi Christian IV. Se spune că regele danez, într-o vizită la Regele Jacob I al Angliei, s-a arătat entuziasmat de marele mastif englez, o rasă canină descendentă din molossianul roman. Astfel, s-au importat câteva exemplare la Curtea Regală Daneză la mijlocul secolului al XVI-lea, iar prin încrucişări cu rasele existente la acea vreme s-a obţinut Vechiul Câine Danez. În secolul al XIX-lea rasa era pe cale de dispariţie dar Niels Frederik Berhard Sehested de Broholm (1813-1882), maestru de vânătoare la Curtea Regală, s-a ocupat de supravieţuirea acestei rase canine. În secolul XX au fost probleme în menţinerea acestei rase din cauza sărăciei, bolilor şi problemelor de încrucişare, Broholmer-ul a fost pe cale de dispariţie – ultimul exemplar înregistrat a murit în 1956. Rasa a fost salvată de un grup de entuziaşti danezi, cu sprijinul Asociaţiei chinologice daneze (DKK), după ce au fost găsite câteva exemplare izolate în anii ’70.
Ca standard, Broholmer este un câine mare, bine făcut, cu mişcări puternice şi energice în ciuda mărimii sale. Are un cap lat masiv, pieptul este lat şi adânc, coada atârnă ca o spadă. Cântăreşte 40-60 kg, are 70 cm înălţime. Poate fi de culoare aurie sau neagră. Este un câine pentru companie sau destinat pentru pază.
Friday, August 17, 2007
The Scandinavians are for sure a race of super humans with their long legs and social programs, but the vibe here is oppressive. The cornerstone of Scandinavian culture is Jantelov, or the codes of conformity. My impression is that what it really means is don’t stand out, don’t express yourself—don’t move your hands around and get passionate about anything or you’ll be shunned as an ugly duckling foreigner.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
· Apology marks arrival of replica longboat in Dublin
Owen Bowcott, Ireland correspondent
Thursday August 16, 2007
The Danish culture minister, Brian Mikkelson, who was in Dublin to participate in celebrations marking the arrival of a replica Norse longboat, apologised for the invasion and destruction inflicted. "In Denmark we are certainly proud of this ship, but we are not proud of the damages to the people of Ireland that followed in the footsteps of the Vikings," Mr Mikkelson declared in his welcoming speech delivered on the dockside at the river Liffey. "But the warmth and friendliness with which you greet us today and the Viking ship show us that, luckily, it has all been forgiven."
The reconstructed longboat was based on a ship found at the bottom of the Roskilde Fjord, south of Copenhagen. The original vessel was believed to have been built in Dublin - then a Viking city - in 1042 and to have sunk 30 years later.
The wreck was discovered in 1962 and tests on the timbers enabled archaeologists to trace the wood to trees from Glendalough, County Wicklow.
The first Viking raiding parties arrived in Ireland in 795, targeting wealthy monasteries on outlying islands such as Rathlin, County Antrim and Inishmurray, County Sligo. By 841, Vikings were over-wintering in fortified settlements such as Dublin, Wexford and Waterford and over the next two centuries these cities were gradually absorbed into local Irish kingdoms.
The replica ship - built using tools of the era - is 30 metres long and the largest reconstructed longboat ever built.
Guile rather than brute strength was needed to ensure that the Sea Stallion completed its voyage from Roskilde to Dublin in time for the celebrations. The Vikings relied upon sail and rowing power. When the winds failed this summer, the longboat was towed for 345 miles. However, archaeologists advising the project insisted that the experiment had proved the seaworthiness of Viking vessels.
Diarmuid Murphy, 34, from Bantry, Co Cork, one of the sailors on the ship, admitted he almost gave up at the outset.
"About 18 hours into it I was just so cold and wet and I said there's no way I'll do this," he said. The crew survived on a diet of dried food and had to sleep in the exposed and cramped conditions of an open boat for six weeks - with occasional respite on a support vessel.
"There was cold, lashing rain on some days from the morning until the following morning," the ship's project manager, Prieben Rather Sorensen, said. "We did not have the time that the Vikings had as we had to be here today. That was one of the challenges." The longboat is due to make the return voyage next summer.
Monday, August 13, 2007
This story was written in 28-6-1998 by Seyed Mohammad Ali-Mearaji from Iran.
Newly, I was in prison called Vester fængsel in
I had fight two men in street. I hit them and they complained to police. I have got arrested and was in jail for wildness and threat about 45 days.
Because of this case I was three times in court. My lawyer defended me by use or abuse of psychological problems as reason of my wildness. In my third court I have got realised until result of Mental observation which should be done by one of
It was not pleasure being in jail but, it was a good opportunity to see the life behind bars from inside. Jail is a part of society which is normally hide to rest of society. I call it other side of line.
Before I write anything about jail I send my regards to all them who know me in Vester and all other prisoners in world. I start by wish freedom for all prisoners. I wish you mostly good normal and trouble free life in free world after getting free.
Vester fængsel buildings are old. There is need for what danish man call "Good kind caring hand". Vester buildings are nice as old buildings of this type. They sure have historical and cultural value. But, as a danish prison buildings they are too old. Reparation is necessary.
You should not forget that Vester fængsel from inside of view is where prisoners live and guards work. I don't forget my cells hand wash bad smell which was like a toilet. Cells need better light and new painting. In my cell slings paint was near to fall. New bed madras is necessary too.
Food was not good and enough and coffee was only one cup a week on sunday. Shopping was only possible twice a week and sometimes only once because of holidays.
Jail shop prices was high and prisoners income for work was low. There was no public phone too. Maybe it is first sign of being in closed world.
It is not easy to take money from bank, if you have some there. For me it took about a month. It take time and is hard to get visitation papers for visitors too.
Another need is need for more entertainment facility. Jail days are long. Longer than days anywhere else can be. Prison need more sport or other entertainment facilities. This kind of facilities can be used to stop prisoner narcotic abuse and as education to crime free life.
Disappointedly, hash abuse is normal in prison. Hash is as usual as cigarettes. Hash mostly used as sleeping pills to make jail days shorter. Guards try to stop open handel but, they don't want to make prisoners life harder than already is. In other words taking to hard on hash will only make its prise higher.
What who disappointed me was number of young prisoners. Near to half of prisoners were under 25. In jail you meet men, so was this young guys too. I have become friends with some of them. Disappointedly, braking the low and getting back to jail was near to become their life style. One guy told me that it is about two years which he live in jail. He is in jail about three months. He is free about one or two mouths. He do something wrong and he is back in jail for three or more months again. Maybe there is need for more serious look at these young guys life and problems. What I know is sending them back to jail wont help either them or society.
In the first week of my prison days, I was in building called Vestfløj. This building was for women and families. It was good to keep families in one building but, it could be better if they could live in a same cell.
(This point is coming up now too) In jail I talk to some female prisoners and guards. None of them complained of any sort of sexual harassment. But, in case of any sort of harassment prisoners are not in strong position. It is simple no one believe prisoners. I had to remember female prisoners situation to make there position stronger and show they are not alone.
Female prisoner are not the only female in jail. It is good that near to half of guards are female. I send my regards also to them. Every morning they woke me with smile. This smile give hope for another day getting closer to freedom.
It is good to have female guards in jail. It make jail atmosphere better and polite. I talk to some female guards. It look like they like their job. However sometimes or in my opinion more or less they are under daily sexual harassment.
No one tell you respect your jail guard because, she is a woman. Fact is that prisoner is in one side of bars and guards in another and it will always be so.
In Vester fængsel there were foreign/minority prisoners too. I am iranian and was one of them. I have got HALAL food in jail. I am thankful to danish jail respecting my religion. There were possibility for taking to church and mosque too.
In Vester there was homosexual and very young prisoners too. I have not seen sexual harassment but, still it is not a good idea to send very young guys in normal jail.
In vester jail every jail had a compact disc with radio, tape and CD player. It was possible to rent TV too. TV rent prise according to prisoners income was high but, not so much. My work in Vester was reparation of compact discs. I was proud of my job but, my salary was less than 300 dkr. a week.
I told you about my weekly salary. Let me tell you about cigarette prise in
It was possible to watch 9 TV channels in jail. One of channels was jails own channel. It send two video films every night. (GOD forgive me) I watched only porno one at however videos were to old (That time I was not religious, I hope GOD forgive me). As jock we changed the time meagre to too. for example morning was too long to 11 and was 2 hours to 11. You may call me pervert but, I am what I am. (I hope GOD forgive me. Still I love sex and women but, in more religious way. GOD created us as man and women to enjoy each other not to be kept in jail and see how another one enjoy or act like it in screen.).
Vester jail private channel and porno movies was fun but, private TV channel in jail give a lots of possibilities. Prisoners are not in jail for fun. This channel can be used to bring the crime down by education. Prisoners wont stay in jail for ever. Head problem for them is society who lead them back to jail. This channel can be used to show prisoners other possibilities and life style than crime in out side world. Not by boring programs but, by their own join and out from their own needs.
Danish are good in case of social work. It should continued even behind bars. Maybe it is social workers job to destroy the line. Line which society draw between prisoner and rest of society. Anyway, as long as there is crime and prisoner there is need for social work in both side of line.
It was all about my experience in
(I wrote this text while I was arrested in psychiatric hospital, Please read Statement 1 about my problems) Disappointedly, about 10 days ago police once more came to my house. This time they accuse me as badly/harmful mental sick. I had no way but, let them take me as mental ill to a psychiatric hospital. In first three nights they kept me in closed section of hospital. Now they moved me to open section but, I have to stay there for undecided time.
I have no complain about the hospital. If I had any complain is not the right time to tell about it too. In hospital some like to help me, but I am under the same psychological terror in hospital as any other place else which I was before.
One of doctors offered me a tablet called Zyprexa. This tablet is very expensive and good for illness called schizophrenia. I have got 5 mg Zyprexa for three days. I guess Zyprexa is good for accused illness. I have got some of Zyprexa side effects too, like becoming sleepy and hard in neck muscles.
I stopped taking Zyprexa after the third day. I stopped because in third day I have got problems to keep my temper. My behaviour were changing to be like one of patients in close section of hospital. It made me frightened specially in case of loosing temper. In other hand it is a simple fact. If is good to act like other patients, what are they doing in close section of a psychiatric hospital.
I know my enemies and their goal for psychological terror. I know how they attack and I learned how to survive. However there is no win in my survive or at least was not in last 17 years. It is my enemies dream to put me in close section as mental ill patient. My temper lose will give them what they want and work for. About 3 or 4 years ago they told they send me to psychiatric hospital for ever.
My problem is political and social, more than psychological problem. As I said before Zyprexa or any other tablet which I take wont help my enemies mental sickness and stop them torturing me.
As I said before I have no complain over hospital. It is not help for me being there but, it is for other patients. Disappointedly, Kommune hospital should close. Unsafe work and fear for future can be seen in employees, however they work as usual.
Kommune hospital is one of
I heard one of reasons for closing the hospital is its old buildings. In other hand I heard buildings has historical value and should kept as they are. In this case reparation is necessary and cost have to paid from one or another state packet, what is difference and why close the hospital.
Another reason for closing Kommune hospital can be missing need for hospital facility in area which is
Kommune hospital is in centre of city. Its placement is good for old people who live in
Society and its culture change, so do peoples needs for societies facilities. One of societies facilities is medical care. Medical care should change in both style and level according to society needs. Maybe in old days there was mostly need for new hospitals with facilities to help patients with physical problems. Maybe that time society culture was in a way that hospital care was only necessary in few days. Rest of treatment could find place at home by family help. But, now there is need for more hospital care to make patient able to survive. In today society and with today culture and today problems everyone has enough to be busy with and has no energy left for others. Old days home treatments by family or friends help do not exist as before.
Society is us. Societies problem like work, small places to live, racism and etc is our problems. Culture and peoples culture in caring about each other has changed too. There is need for more society care facilities to cover care need in society.
Yesterday rock culture had a border drown by its king Elvis Presly called "hound dog". Today culture borders are drown by "The bold and the beautiful" and "
Today, it is Okay to come together with your friends lover or even your family members lover. Today culture base on more self dependency than yesterdays rock culture. That time you could at lest count on your friends or your family members, therefor there was not need for society care facilities in the same way as today. Yesterday hospital care need was until patient get able to survive at home. Maybe today hospital care need must be until patient get able to survive in society. And in case of love get able to fight people, friends, brothers and father for his love rights.
Self dependency in high grade with our society problems like work, racism, etc make survive concurrence harder. By our societies general problems some have to lose. Today patients need for medical care is in another level and style.
In case of oldies, once someone said some old are not sick but they like to stay in hospital because of its care. I should say they need this kind of care otherwise they could take to another place which they could get what they look for in hospital.
Self dependency is mostly youth problem. Today youth have to stand on there own feet from 16 or latest 20. Hospital care for youth should organized for make youth self dependent and strong to survive in family and society. This should be done independent and without help of their family or friends.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Danish has a negative cultural rule called Jantelov. It has 10 orders. Jantelov is a group rule to punish minorities or whoever cross group leadership borders. Jantelov used mostly against foreigners and those who has more success than group leaders. Jantelov is law of most danish informal groups.
Nearly all successful danish suffer of Jantelov but, it is not all of them who admit it. As I can remember: Anja Andersen handball player, Sepp Piontek and next football coach after him, Bjarne Riis bike rider and among politicians Paul Shluder, Paul Nyrup, Uffe Eleman Jensen, and Ritt Bjerregaard. Crown Prince Fredrik and princess Alexandra are under of irritation of Jantelov too. Specially prince Fredrik marriage is under question of Jantelov. They say his girlfriend get abused but, most of them care about neither him nor his girlfriend or want her as his girlfriend or his wife.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
„Et Tivoli Eventyr“ a fost un spectacol unde cascadele de lumini, muzică şi efecte speciale (ninsoare, baloane de săpun, artificii) se înmănunchează într-o defilare a celor 46 de păpuşi gigantice, personaje din povestirile lui H. C. Andersen, mânuite de 50 de oameni. Păpuşile au până la 5 metri înălţime, de la crăiasa zăpezii până la câinele cu ochii cât ceştile de cafea. Păpuşile care cântăresc până la 14 kg prind viaţă prin mişcările corpului sau mâinilor celor care le poartă pe umeri. Spectacolul s-a încheiat cu un extraordinar foc de artificii.
„Et Tivoli Eventyr“ a fost creat de americanul Gary Paben, care a făcut şi alte spectacole în America. Păpuşile au fost create de designer-ul Lynn Holloway.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Concertul Jethro Tull, care se anunţă a fi unul dintre cele mai fascinante spectacole muzicale din acest an, este organizat în cadrul Programului Sibiu, Capitala Culturală Europeană 2007.
Evenimentul va avea loc în parteneriat cu Asociaţia Sibiu Capitală Culturală Europeană 2007, Primăria Municipiului Sibiu şi Casa de Cultură a Municipiului Sibiu.
Programul concertelor Jethro Tull în Scandinavia:
6 sept. Helskinki, Finlanda – Finlandia
7 sept. Turku, Finlanda – Caribia
8 sept. Tampere, Finlanda – Metro Arena
10 sept. Århus, Danemarca – Musikhuset
11 sept. Copenhaga, Danemarca – Amager Bio
12 sept. Copenhaga, Danemarca – Amager Bio
14 sept. Háskólabíó, Islanda – bilete
15 sept. Háskólabíó, Islanda – bilete
Despre Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull este una dintre trupele care au scris pagini importante în istoria muzicii şi una dintre puţinele trupe din generaţia lor care sunt încă active atât pe scenă cât şi în studio. Începind din anul 1968, au lansat 30 de discuri care s-au vândut în peste 60 de milioane de exemplare şi au susţinut peste 2500 de concerte (cam 100 de concerte în fiecare an) în 40 de ţări.
În cei aproape 40 de ani de activitate, componenţa grupului a suferit numeroase modificări, beneficiind de aportul a numeroşi muzicieni de calibru, care le-au stat alături în diverse perioade singurilor doi membri stabili: vocalistul şi multi-instrumentistul Ian Anderson şi chitaristul Martin Barre.
Anul 2007 îi găseşte pe Jethro Tull în studio, lucrând la un nou album şi pregătindu-se pentru numeroasele concerte care sunt deja programate, gata să îşi delecteze din nou fanii cu reprezentaţiile lor teatrale şi nonconformiste.
Ian Anderson - voce, flaut, chitară acustică, mandolină, armonică, bamboo flute
Martin Barre - chitară
John O'Hara - clape
David Goodier - bass
James Duncan - tobe
Doane Perry - tobe