Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Aerial view of 300-400 climate change protesters arrested, handcuffed, lined in rows - sitting on pavement detained outside.
This inocent girl is treated like common criminals and arrested by the danish police.
Copenhagen climate summit: 1,000 anarchists arrested
Hundreds Demanding Globalist Agenda Arrested at Copenhagen
100,000 Protest at Cop15, Police Make Mass Arrests
Climate activists condemn Copenhagen police tactics
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
The so-called Danish text, a secret draft agreement worked on by a group of individuals known as "the circle of commitment" – but understood to include the UK, US and Denmark – has only been shown to a handful of countries since it was finalised this week. [...]
The document was described (...) by one senior diplomat as "a very dangerous document for developing countries. It is a fundamental reworking of the UN balance of obligations. It is to be superimposed without discussion on the talks".
A confidential analysis of the text by developing countries also seen by the Guardian shows deep unease over details of the text. In particular, it is understood to:
- Force developing countries to agree to specific emission cuts and measures that were not part of the original UN agreement;
- Divide poor countries further by creating a new category of developing countries called "the most vulnerable";
- Weaken the UN's role in handling climate finance;
- Not allow poor countries to emit more than 1.44 tonnes of carbon per person by 2050, while allowing rich countries to emit 2.67 tonnes.
Developing countries that have seen the text are understood to be furious that it is being promoted by rich countries without their knowledge and without discussion in the negotiations.More at The Guardian
Read the "Danish text"
Friday, December 04, 2009
Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards to city hotels warning summit guests not to patronize Danish sex workers during the upcoming conference. Now, the prostitutes have struck back, offering free sex to anyone who produces one of the warnings.
Copenhagen's city council in conjunction with Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards out to 160 Copenhagen hotels urging COP15 guests and delegates to 'Be sustainable - don't buy sex'.
"Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes," the approach to hotels says.
Now, Copenhagen prostitutes are up in arms, saying that the council has no business meddling in their affairs. They have now offered free sex to anyone who can produce one of the offending postcards and their COP15 identity card, according to the Web site avisen.dk.
According to the report, the move has been organized by the Sex Workers Interest Group (SIO).
"This is sheer discrimination. Ritt Bjerregaard is abusing her position as Lord Mayor in using her power to prevent us carrying out our perfectly legal job. I don't understand how she can be allowed to contact people in this way," SIO Spokeswoman Susanne Møller tells avisen.dk.
Møller adds that it is reprehensible and unfair that Copenhagen politicians have chosen to use the UN Climate Summit as a platform for a hetz against sex workers.
"But they've done it and we have to ourselves," Møller says.
Source: Der Spiegel by Politiken, Avisen.dk (in danish)
Now it looks like December could be another bad month because the Copenhagen Post Online brings word of an exploding scandal in the Scandanavian nation involving massive fraud in the trading of the Danish CO2 Quotas Register. That's Denmark's cap-and-trade system in which companies buy and sell carbon emissions credits. [...]
Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded in other EU countries.
Denmark’s quota register, which the Energy Agency within the Climate and Energy Ministry administers, is the largest in the world in terms of personal quota registrations. It is much easier to register here than in other countries, where it can take up to three months to be approved. [...]
Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded in other EU countries.
Denmark’s quota register, which the Energy Agency within the Climate and Energy Ministry administers, is the largest in the world in terms of personal quota registrations. It is much easier to register here than in other countries, where it can take up to three months to be approved.
Read more at Washington Examiner
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Danish parliament today passed legislation which will give police sweeping powers of "pre-emptive" arrest and extend custodial sentences for acts of civil disobedience. The "deeply worrying" law comes ahead of the UN climate talks which start on 7 December and are expected to attract thousands of activists from next week. [...]
The Danish police also separately issued a statement in August (pdf) applying new rules and regulations for protests at the climate conference, warning that "gatherings that may disturb the public order must not take place". [...]
Tannie Nyboe, a spokewoman from campaigning group Climate Justice Action in Denmark, said the new law was designed to control civil disobedience during the summit. "These laws are a big restraint in people's freedom of speech and it will increase the police repression for anyone coming to Copenhagen to protest. Denmark normally boasts of how open and democratic a country we are. With this law we can't boast about this anymore.
More: The Guardian
Monday, November 23, 2009
The conservative Danish People's Party and leftist Social Liberals in Denmark are calling for increased checks on Americans wishing to travel to Denmark, including the introduction of visa requirements and pre-travel disclosures.
"We have had to admit that the Americans have not been as effective in their anti-terrorism efforts as we thought and that the threat against Denmark has grown," says Danish People's Party Justice Spokesman Peter Skaarup.
According to Visit Denmark almost 500,000 Americans visit the country each year. One of those who twice this year availed himself of easy entry into the country was a man recently arrested in Chicago on charges of conspiracy to carry out an attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
Although Danish police are currently able to require airlines to provide passenger lists, the Danish People's Party wants a more intensive cooperation with American authorities so that passport control can check whether Americans visiting Denmark have undertaken repeated travel to countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"In particular we should look at Americans with a non-Western background. But we have to ask the Justice Minister to provide a written report on precisely how this can be done," says Skaarup.
Surprisingly, the Danish People's Party has been given the support of the Social Liberal Party, whose Justice Spokeswoman Lone Dybkjær says she is also concerned at developments.
Read more at Spiegel
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
File under bad ideas: one component of a Danish anti-violence campaign features an online game that allows players to virtually beat up a woman.
Ever see A Clockwork Orange? In it, Malcolm McDowell is "cured" of his violent, predatory impulses through a program of concentrated aversion therapy that includes exposure to images of extreme violence and depravity. That same principle is apparently behind Hit the Bitch, a game from Danish NGO for Children Exposed to Violence at Home, in which players use their mouse (or their own hands, if they're webcam-equipped) to smack around a woman.
The site is currently only offered to Danish Internet users due to a high amount of traffic to the site, though the game’s makers note that “domestic violence is a global problem, so please support the fight against it in your local country.”
By all accounts, the game ends with the girl on the ground bleeding and crying. One user reported that the game calls the player an idiot for participating.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The annual index by Transparency International ranked 180 countries on a scale of zero to 10 according to 13 independent surveys, with zero being perceived as highly corrupt and 10 as having low levels of corruption.
New Zealand topped the table with a score of 9.4 after coming second last year. In second place was last year's leader, Denmark with 9.3 followed by Singapore and Sweden tying at 9.2 and Switzerland at 9.0.
Read more: Reuters
The table with all 180 countries can be seen at Transparency International
Monday, November 16, 2009
More at The Guardian
- The police can arrest you for 12 hours without a warrant if you are simply suspected of being a "security risk".
- You can be jailed for 40 days if the police feel you are actively "hindering" their work.
- There is a fine of 6,000 DKK for taking part in any public demonstration or gathering that police do not authorize.
- There is a fine for 15,000 DKK for any act of vandalism, or for penetrating a police barrier.
lømmelpakken (link in danish)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
In this first of several articles, I set out to identify the blueprint of modern day eugenics and its intimate ties to the environmental movement. In fact, the more one researches this union, forged in the blood of millions in the last century, the more one realises that the anthropogenic global warming swindle is not just tied to eugenics. It is eugenics.
In 1968 a think-tank emerged out of the back alleys of the face-lifted eugenics movement called the Club of Rome. Nurtured from its very conception as a beacon of light to which all environmentalist ships should navigate, its creators knew that the green movement they had set out to create, was designed to blame man for the supposed predicament the earth was in. As a consequence the number of people should be reduced lest the earth crumble under his crushing weight. The only thing to be done, so argued the Club, was for a global body of power to enforce depopulation goals as decided upon by the global elite.
read more at infowars.com
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Enter Lord Christopher Monckton. The former adviser to Margaret Thatcher gave an address at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, earlier this month that made quite a splash. For the first time, the public heard about the 181 pages, dated Sept. 15, that comprise the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—a rough draft of what could be signed come December.
So far there have been more than a million hits on the YouTube post of his address. It deserves millions more because Lord Monckton warns that the aim of the Copenhagen draft treaty is to set up a transnational "government" on a scale the world has never before seen.
The "scheme for the new institutional arrangement under the Convention" that starts on page 18 contains the provision for a "government." The aim is to give a new as yet unnamed U.N. body the power to directly intervene in the financial, economic, tax and environmental affairs of all the nations that sign the Copenhagen treaty.
Read more at The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Read more at U.S. Department of Justice
Chicago Sun Times
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
For my U.S.A. readers:
Lord Monckton of England, who is a man made global warming (MMGW) critic, recently made a speech (video and transcript) regarding a climate change treaty (Copenhagen Treaty) which he believes Obama will sign at the UNFCCC in December 2009. According to Lord Monckton this treaty will subjugate America to Communist rule and will transfer American wealth to third world countries.
While Monckton is a hero for promoting truth about MMGW, and claims to have been involved in the funding of a lawsuit against showing Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” movie to British school children that resulted in a mandatory disclaimer of the movie when shown, Monckton has misunderstood a few facts about the Copenhagen Treaty.Read more at infowars.com
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Read more here
Friday, October 16, 2009
During a recent interview on Danish television, the former Prime Minister of Denmark admitted that he received a message 5 to 10 minutes beforehand telling him that the south tower of the World Trade Center was going to collapse, prompting questions as to why the victims and rescue personnel inside the building didn’t get the same warning.
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen told Denmark’s largest broadcast television network, The Danish Broadcasting Corporation, that before he walked into his office to hold a security meeting on the morning of 9/11, he got advance knowledge of the south tower’s imminent collapse.
“I am told that the first tower has completely collapsed….I received a message 5-10 minutes before it physically happened saying there was impending danger the tower would collapse so I knew disaster was coming” said Rasmussen.
Rasmussen added that the imminent collapse of the building was confirmed as soon as he entered his office.
The Danish Prime Minister was not the only high-level official to receive advance knowledge that the World Trade Center was going to collapse.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
There are also many studies that suggest Wind turbines have a adverse effects on the health of human beings with symptoms ranging from nausea, headaches, and sleep deprevation.
- Higher taxes and increased subsidies;
- Won’t benefit overall economy and job creation;
- Benefits turbine owners, shareholders and employed in the sector;
- No Danish coal plants closed due to wind energy;
- There is no proven decrease in reliance on fossil fuels caused from wind energy;
- Most turbines only last 10-15 years compared to nuclear plants which have a lifespan of 40-60 years of constant energy;
- Wind industries get subsidies and eventual profits while tax payers get to pay for it while having higher electric bills.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Kurt Westergaard told roughly a dozen listeners Wednesday night that he will "always" be ready to defend an individual's right to religious freedom.
"As the Danish tradition is for satire, we say you can speak freely, you can vote, you can speak out anytime, but there's only one thing you can't do — you can't be free of being mocked or being offended," Westergaard said. "That's the conditions in Denmark and so many countries."
Westergaard spoke at a private residence in midtown Manhattan in conjunction with the Hudson New York Briefing Council. It was just his second appearance in the U.S. since the 2005 publication of his notorious cartoon, which depicted Muhammad wearing a turban resembling a lit bomb. In Islam, any depiction of Muhammad is forbidden and considered blasphemy. [...]
Asked whether his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad originated from his personal politics or as part of his job as a cartoonist, Westergaard replied: "I am fighting for a just cause. And so you have a moral alibi, which is good, and then I have only worked according to our traditions in Denmark.
"And, of course, there's been a lot of support from the man which I meet in the street, the ethnic Dane who pats my shoulder and says, 'Well done.' Then there's also been the Muslims who have threatened me and cursed me … but I think the most reactions I have received, they are very positive."
Diana West, vice president of The International Free Press Society, which organized and promoted Westergaard's visit to the U.S., said, "It was a sheet of cartoons in a very small newspaper in a very small country that kicked off this now extremely significant event."
"And as a result, Westergaard has lived the last four years under death threats and in heightened security. It was a cartoon that he drew — this is his job."
She went on to criticize the decision by the Yale University Press not to publish Westergaard's image in a book released earlier this month, saying it reeked of "cowardice" and "appeasement."
"The question becomes whether we in the West submit to Islamic law regarding free speech and free expression," she said. "This is supposed to be a free country."
Read more at Fox News
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
The island is claimed by both Canada and Denmark. The dispute over Hans Island may turn into a test case on territorial claims in the Arctic (particularly regarding the contested Northwest Passage south of the island), a region that could become more important if Arctic shrinkage opens it up to more human activity. [...]
Oil companies build artificial islands in the sea on which to position their drilling rigs. Hans Island was apparently the perfect setting to test such artificial islands' strength to withstand the force of being hit by large floes of multi-year ice.
Simultaneously, the Danish and Canadian governments were in the process of signing a cooperation agreement in relation to the marine environment in Nares Strait. The agreement was signed and put into force on August 26, 1983. (The treaty was extended even further in 1991.)
One of the items also discussed was the possibility of establishing a reciprocal arrangement for processing applications to conduct research on and around Hans Island. This was never signed; however, Canadian John Munro, at that time Minister for Northern Affairs and Development, and Danish Tom Høyem, at that time Minister for Greenland, agreed, in common interest, to avoid acts that might prejudice future negotiations.
However, unknown to the politicians, Dome Petroleum was already doing research on the island. According to Kenn Harper, the Canadian Department of External Affairs conducting these negotiations with the Danes might not even have been aware that Dome Petroleum was already doing research on the island. Kenn Harper claims that in 1984 a senior official of Energy Mines and Resources, Canada, wrote him, saying, "To my knowledge the Department of Energy, Mines & Resources did not confer with the Department of External Affairs over the use of the island by Dome Petroleum." [...]
The dispute suddenly came to popular attention through Canadian press stories during late March 2004. Within days, it spread to other newspapers worldwide. Shortly after, Internet newsgroups, weblogs and forums began to start new threads and entries on the subject. Satirical headlines like "Canada being invaded" and "Denmark massing troops on Canadian territory" were typical.
The issue came to light on March 25, 2004, when Adrian Humphreys of the Canadian National Post newspaper wrote an article entitled "Five-year plan to 'put footprints in the snow' and assert northern sovereignty". Humphreys made a brief mention of the dispute over Hans Island, and that the Danes had sent warships to the island.
While Canada wanted to assert sovereignty of its northern territories for a variety of reasons unrelated to this dispute, Hans Island soon became the focus of the debate, and was presented as the main reason for this new Canadian policy. [...]
Read more here.
Further reading: Hans Island Liberation Front
Cartoon by Cam Cardow
Friday, September 18, 2009
But the Danes have a dirty secret. For Dong Energy, while greening its image at home, is busy building coal-fired power stations elsewhere in Europe. First in Germany, and now in Scotland.
We in the rich world are used to the idea of our big companies dumping their dirty and anti-social industries on the poor countries. But now European companies are doing the same to us. Rather as if Scotland were a banana republic somewhere in the developing world, it is the recipient of Dong "outsourcing" the dirty end of its energy portfolio.
Dong, which began as a North Sea oil and gas company before buying the country's electricity utilities, trades on its green image in a country that likes to be thought of as green. Its website announces that the company is "part of the solution" to climate change, and it lovingly pictures its efforts to "move energy forward" on a sea of wind turbines.
And now in Scotland, Dong is to take a 75% stake in a new joint venture with local company Peel Energy to build a similar behemoth at Hunterston, west of Glasgow.
It would be the first new fossil-fuel burning power plant in Scotland for 30 years – a real step backwards for the country that has pioneered wind power in Britain.
Details at The Guardian
Monday, September 14, 2009
Here’s one way to promote tourism in Denmark by the Danish Government through Visit Denmark: create a video (along with an accompanying website [the website is deleted]) in which a woman called Karen claims her baby is a product of a drunken one night stand. She asks the baby’s father to come forward, as she doesn’t remember who he is.
She says: “I’m doing this because I’m trying to find August’s father. I don’t remember where you’re from, I don’t even remember your name. We ended up having sex … the next morning when I woke up, you were gone.”
However, an idea such as this can easily backfire. Many people believed the video was real, and expressed support for the single mother; they’re likely to be upset when they find out it was all a hoax.
“I think I dislike the tourist agency a little bit because I think it is a tasteless, tactless way of attracting attention.From Mashable. The video can be seen also here.
But I do find it funny that EVERY single tabloid in Denmark fell for this story because they didn’t bother to check the facts. And now that they have learned the truth they’re all portraying this in a negative light, because they got fooled and can’t handle it”
So, what we are learning from this: danish women are stupid and irresponsible - don't use condomes, you can get sex very easy in Denmark and for free, everything is a big lie in Denmark, there are plenty of drunkards, children in Denmark have no fathers, there is no morality in Denmark, danish mothers are begging for weekend fathers not husbands, Denmark sells women.
One Night in Nyhavn
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The council voted for a 2000 sqm former machine factory on Vibevej Road to be transformed into the 32m tall place of worship for the city’s Muslims.
The building’s frontal facade will be 13 m tall, while the blue dome stretching another 24m up. The mosque will also have two minarets at a height of 32 m.
The minarets will be largely symbolic as they will not be used to call people to prayer, reports TV2 News.
The building will include a prayer room, amphitheatre, conference centre, library and housing quarters for visiting imams.
The project is being organised by the Ahlul Bait Association and is expected to cost about 50 million kroner, which will be funded through private donations.
‘Copenhagen has a cathedral, a Russian church, a synagogue and of course we should also have a new mosque. I hope it will be a place that’s full of life and inviting to show that Copenhagen is a diverse city,’ said Klaus Bondam, head of the city’s technical and environmental department.
Source: Copenhagen Post
- SIAD/SIOE Demonstration Against Copenhagen Mega-Mosque; Overview and Event Report (link)
- Moske snart i København (link in danish)
- NO Grand Mosques in Danish Cities! (link)
- Danish far-right launches anti-mosque campaign (link)
- Barking up the Wrong Tree (link)
- The Hijra (link)
- Review: "Modern Day Trojan Horse: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration" (link)
Sunday, September 06, 2009
This truck, which was photographed in Copenhagen and featured in Motor Transport in late 1935, is a 2-ton Morris with six-cylinder engine.
In 1978-9 I was living and studying in Denmark. An elderly woman to whom I was close said something to me one day that puzzled me for many years after. I forget what the context of our conversation was, but she commented that I - as a young American in Denmark - should not let any Dane scold me about the way America had treated its black population, because the Danes in her view treated their immigrants at least as badly. I wasn’t sure which immigrants she meant, so I asked her. She answered that she meant those from the Middle East.
But in 1978 - even in Copenhagen, one didn’t see these Muslim immigrants. The Danish population embraced visitors, celebrated the exotic, went out of its way to protect each of its citizens. It was proud of its new brand of socialist liberalism - one in development since the conservatives had lost power in 1929 - a system where no worker had to struggle to survive, where one ultimately could count upon the state as in, perhaps, no other western nation at the time. The rest of Europe saw the Scandinavians as free-thinking, progressive and infinitely generous in their welfare policies. Denmark boasted low crime rates, devotion to the environment, a superior educational system and a history of humanitarianism.
Denmark was also most generous in its immigration policies - it offered the best welcome in Europe to the new immigrant: generous welfare payments from first arrival plus additional perks in transportation, housing and education. It was determined to set a world example for inclusiveness and multiculturalism. How could it have predicted that one day in 2005 a series of political cartoons in a newspaper would spark violence that would leave dozens dead in the streets - all because its commitment to multiculturalism would come back to bite?
By the 1990's the growing urban Muslim population was obvious - and its unwillingness to integrate into Danish society was obvious. Years of immigrants had settled into Muslim-exclusive enclaves. As the Muslim leadership became more vocal about what they considered the decadence of Denmark’s liberal way of life, the Danes - once so welcoming - began to feel slighted. Many Danes had begun to see Islam as incompatible with their long-standing values: belief in personal liberty and free speech, in equality for women, in tolerance for other ethnic groups, and a deep pride in Danish heritage and history.
Read more on EuropeNews
Thursday, September 03, 2009
The typical American receives just 45 percent of his preretirement wage through Social Security, according to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. By contrast, a worker in Denmark, which has one of the most comprehensive and generous retirement arrangements in the world, can retire with a state pension that is 91 percent of his salary.“The financial crisis hasn’t affected me,” says Jens Erik Soerensen, a 63-year-old in Hellerup, Denmark, who works as a researcher at Chempilots, a Danish company that develops polymers for use in the medical device industry.
Mr. Soerensen has calculated that when he retires, the combined disposable income that he has with his wife (Lone, also 63, who retired this year from her job in TV production) will fall by about 20 percent. The couple will also continue to benefit from universal health coverage.
“I think we can survive without changing our lifestyle, at least until 75,” he said. After that, he might have to dip into personal savings.Of course, such a system comes with tradeoffs. To help pay for generous state pensions, Danish workers have one of the highest tax burdens. The population is also aging, meaning that there will be fewer working people to pay for the pensions and care of a graying society.
More at The New York Times
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Examples of popular right-wing Christians’ and some of their comments on Islam – either raising fears of an Islamicized Europe or Islam in general:
1. Pat Robertson: Islam is not a religion, it’s a political movement (video)
2. Hal Lindsey: The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad (book)
Further references about immigration in Denmark:
1. Danes’ Growing Hostility To Mixed-Race Couples/ Immigration Laws Force Spouses To Live In Sweden (American Reinassance)
2. Denmark passes tough migrant laws (CNN)
3. Metock Case Ruling: EU Brings Down Danish Immigration Law (Brussels Journal)
4. Danish immigration law under fire after EU court ruling (EU observer)
Friday, August 28, 2009
Foreigners could be charged 3000 kroner for a mandatory Danish language test from next year
Foreigners seeking residency through family reunification may be required to cough up 3000 kroner for a new mandatory Danish language test, reports Kristeligt Dagblad newspaper. [...]
Marianne Jelved, the Social Liberal integration spokeswoman, was baffled by the cost of taking the test and said her party did not support such immigration procedures. [...]
But Danish People’s Party MP Jesper Langballe said if the test could cut down the number of immigrants coming to Denmark, then it would serve its purpose.
‘We wouldn’t be sorry if it meant the number of applicants fell,’ he said.
Spouses of Danish citizens who come to Denmark after living in another EU country will be exempt from taking the test.
More at Copenhagen Post. Interesting to read the comments.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Denmark’s cooperation with its German occupiers during World War II was “morally unjustifiable”, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Sunday, August 31, 2003.
Read more at zimbio
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The Danish World War II legacy is ostensibly a pleasant one. In most international presentations to date, the Danish chapter of World War II history has been positive. On the international level, the Danish rescue of nearly seven thousand Jews to Sweden in 1943 is probably the most important factor in this favorable assessment. Because of the policy that Denmark adopted immediately after the Nazi invasion in April 1940, Denmark also had fewer losses in lives and treasure than most occupied countries in Europe.
Vilhjálmur Örn Vilhjálmsson and Bent Blüdnikow, Rescue, Expulsion, and Collaboration: Denmark's Difficulties with its World War II Past, Jewish Political Studies Review 18:3-4 (Fall 2006) – link
Monday, August 24, 2009
Using corpses for greenery may be a step too far
But in one area, greenery might be taken to excess. Denmark’s crematorium association has revealed its profitable sideline in recycling metal parts salvaged from the dead. Burnt bodies leave knee or hip replacements that can be recycled as scrap metal, says Allan Vest, the association’s chairman. Since 2006 the country’s 31 crematoriums have earned DKr 77,762 ($15,000) from 4,810 kg of salvaged metal sold to a Dutch recycler.
When the ecclesiastical ministry changed the law to allow such recycling in 2005, it barred the reuse of such spare parts in works of art. But it did not say anything about telling relatives about the fate of a deceased.
The International Cremation Federation, a lobby group based in The Hague, advises against commercialising the products of cremation. But the Danish Council of Ethics, a group including scientists, clergy and philosophers that advises parliament, has found no ethical reason to oppose recycling heat.
From The Economist
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sweden has held a special place in the academic literature and in the popular imagination for two separate reasons: first, it has often been viewed as the archetypical example of socio-corporatism; and, second, it is even more widely known as the country with the most expansive (and expensive) welfare state in the world.
The Swedish model (which comprises corporatist decision-making institutions, solidaristic wage policies and perhaps even the ‘politics of compromise’) may well now be dead. But the ambition and the political support for a largely egalitarian polity with a very large welfare state (and the taxes to support it) live on quite healthily in Sweden today. The Swedish model as a decision-making system was an historically bounded institutional setup. It did, however, enable the construction of a kind of social welfare state that now has its own political force. In short, though the model may be dead, its legacy is alive and well.
Sweden clearly faces important and difficult political and economic challenges. As in all advanced democracies, the ageing of the population will mean that an increasing share of its workers will be recipients of social benefits instead of contributors. Potentially more troubling is the possibility that the growing ethnic heterogeneity of this nation will one day undermine the traditional ‘nordic’ Swede’s willingness to pay taxes for social programmes that may increasingly go to racial and ethnic minorities. At this point, however, we see little direct evidence of this problem erupting in Sweden to anything like the same extent seen in several other European countries. The sky is not falling in in Sweden, at least not yet.
1. Jason Coronel – Foundations, Decline and Future Prospects of the Swedish Welfare Model: From the 1950’s to the 1990’s and Beyond, DePaul University, 2002 (link)
2. Torben Iversen – The Choises for Scandinavian Social-Democracy in Comparative Perspective, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol 14, no.1, 1998 (PDF)
3. Kimberly Earles - The Gendered Effects of the Reregulation of the Swedish Welfare State, Issue #36, Vol 18, No. 2, 2004 (link)
4. Christopher S. Allen – Social Democracy and Capital Investment: A Democratic Left Option in Western Europe?, Department of International Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, 2oo4 (PDF)
5. Sven Steinmo – Bucking the Trend? The Welfare State and the Global Economy: The Swedish Case Up Close, New Political Economy, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2003, pp. 31-48 (PDF)
Cartoon Awakening: Toward a Positive Media Strategy
- by Ramzy Baroud - 2006-02-21
When Freedom of Expression Becomes a Weapon
- by Peter Matthews - 2006-02-07
The Muhammad caricatures: Freedom of suppression
- by Jan Oberg - 2006-02-07
Why ‘freedom of expression’ defence is questionable in the Muslim dispute with a Danish publication.
- by Stuart Pethick - 2006-02-02
Monday, August 17, 2009
This is an example of how people are educated in Denmark, just from early ages.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
All the great men
All the great men begins with an A:
Adam, Abraham, Archimedes, Aristophanes
Alexander, Androchles, Adolf
Woody Allen and Anders
Those, who don´t
are either exceptions
that prove the rule
Jesus is a good example
on the first
Mohammed on the second:
In the kingdom of camels
any two-legged could
claim to be a prophet
What was Karl the twelfth
other than a drunk Swede?
A new era
does not begin with an M.
it has once again been proved
that God planned it all
from the beginning.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The authors are concerned about the rising influence of the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party and hope to get the attention of the American President Elect as well as the American public and media.
A critical appraisal of the danger from our neighbours and friends abroad may prove to be a helpful necessity, similar to the criticism directed at the USA in the years when American politicians demonized their own black minority to attract white voters. Many Americans today express gratitude for the international support in those years and in line with the American ambassador to Denmark James P. Cain, hope that Denmark can avoid repeating America's past mistakes.
In the spirit of optimism, and the courage to hope for real change which has been kindled throughout the world by the historic election in the United States, we hope to bring to your personal attention, and to the awareness of the American public, the distressing state of affairs in our own highly privileged corner of the world.
We wish to express our deep concern at the incremental rise of racism and the use of racist propaganda in mainstream Danish politics over the past decade.
Ethnic and religious minorities are demonized and marginalized. Discrimination and hate-filled rhetoric reminiscent of anti-Semitic propaganda of the 1930's has become an accepted part of Danish political debate. This especially affects African ethnic minorities, Arabian ethnic minorities and Muslim religious minorities.
Read the full letter at Panhumanism and American Pictures with Video
Sunday, August 09, 2009
The “Social-Democratic” paradises, so to speak. The Third Way — not quite socialism, not quite capitalism.
We Danes, Swedes and Norwegians are proud of our societal model. We like it. It worked. We worked hard for it.
Yes — past tense. It does not work anymore. The welfare model require honesty and willingness to participate. Sadly, both attributes are declining.
Full article at Gates of Vienna
Friday, August 07, 2009
Denmark is in reality a ruthless `Monopoly Dictatorship` deceivingly disguised as a caring modern democratic welfare state. It is a place where one has no opportunity for redress of grievance, and where neither the State nor the Corporations with which it it is effectively merged, feel any sense of accountability to the people. By the use of the most subtle and sophisticated methods of mass programming, it has co-opted a whole nation of people into a `Hive` mentality with the State functioning in the role of the `Queen Bee.`
Increasingly, Denmark resembles Aldous Huxley's ` Brave New World,` in which he describes the perfect totalitarian model of government thus:
“ A really efficient totalitarian state would be the one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.“ Aldous Huxley.Much more at The Righteous Alliance
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Epidemiologist Tom Verstraeten and Dr. Richard Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado, both concluded that thimerosal was responsible for the dramatic rise in cases of autism but their findings were dismissed by the CDC.
Cases of autism in the U.S. have increased by 1,500 per cent since 1991, which is when vaccines for children doubled, and the number of immunizations is only increasing. Just one in 2,500 children were diagnosed with autism before 1991, whereas one in 166 children now have the disease.
A peer reviewed study by Dr. Mark Geier which appeared in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons showed that the IOM research was flawed because it was largely based on a Danish study by Anders Peter Hviid, which did not account for the fact that American children have a much higher mercury burden than children in Denmark.“In 1977, a Russian study found that adults exposed to ethylmercury, the form of mercury in thimerosal, suffered brain damage years later. Studies on thimerosal poisoning also describe tubular necrosis and nervous system injury, including obtundation, coma and death. As a result of these findings, Russia banned thimerosal from children’s vaccines in 1980. Denmark, Austria, Japan, Great Britain and all the Scandinavian countries have also banned the preservative,” writes Dawn Prate.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The Secular Humanism being practised in Denmark and most other western countries is in all respects akin to a religion, excepting that it refuses to publicly at least, acknowledge any higher moral authority, and is especially virulent in it's enmity towards Christianity and Islam. The purveyors of this new `gospel` will have us believe, (although those at the top know different) has, as it's governing axioms:
1] There is no God.
2] There are no absolute values.
3] The Supernatural is superstition.
4] All life begins and ends here. [...]
This latest assault on children and on what's left of the moral fabric of the Danish Kingdom is supported by the most evil of intentions. There is much more to this than the promotion of an alternative lifestyle. It’s not even about co-opting infants who would naturally and almost without exception become heterosexual adults into a deviant life choice. [...]
I have presented an hypothesis that Denmark is an experimental `Test Zone` for the New World Order, and that Danes have been subjected to a level of mass programming on a scale not seen anywhere else. And I stand by that, and that in itself would explain the almost uniform acceptance of the homosexual alternative in Denmark, as like with every other pernicious, damaging and politically correct, anti-Christian, anti-morality, anti-patriarchal family, and anti decency construct the state has come up with, it has been `hammered` into society's conciousness here for decades. But that factor still doesn't stop me from being utterly astonished by the support for what is, after all, just not natural. [...]
The very fact that the matter of the Danish church allowing homosexual marriages is so solidly supported by the Danish public and that many ordained ministers are apparently and overwhelmingly in favour of it only goes to show that there is nothing Christian about the Danish `Folkekirke.` Like most other established churches these days, it has been infiltrated at the seminary level by feminists, homosexuals, humanists, Marxists and Luciferians, all determined to break it down from the inside out, and it has now travelled so far from the narrow path of God and Jesus.
Read the full article at The Righteous Alliance and nylonmanden.dk
This is a fragment from How the Welfare State Corrupted Sweden (2006) by Per Bylund. It is a very interesting reading.
In Denmark is the same conception of welfare state. People becomes dependents from the state in all forms.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
A majority in parliament – represented by all government opposition parties and the usual government ally Danish People’s Party – reportedly supports the idea of revoking passports for those would-be travellers suspected of being returned for re-education in an effort to curb the phenomenon.
The proposal to take away passports in these instances was put forth by the Social Liberals, who believe the move is not punishment but protection for the young people.
The idea of a supposedly free government forbidding its citizens from leaving the country seems downright Orwellian. It is absolutely unacceptable. This is brain washing for young children, of a totalitarian state.
Monday, July 20, 2009
That member of Parliament said, "All refugees should work in the cleaning sector regardless to their careers," Said one of the refugees and added, "I would like to work on this sector if there's really a job there not a long practices period, but I've doubt that other professionals and intellectuals would".
This attitude reflects no respect to professionalism and intellectuality. It is against the integration law too, because it imposes the following question: How they decided to integrate those political refugees with this negative intention. Forget about who should integrate into whom! [...]
Those people I met here are two aware that they do not have and they do not mean any discrimination in their jobs prescriptions. They are desperately feeling they are ZEROS not humans. [...]
Students in Denmark demonstrated against such bad educational situations and sent critical messages to the Education Minister for his continuous changes in the educational system. Some of them told him that they couldn't say bad words, but they wanted to know why he is irritating them by those frequent changes.
Read more: here
Friday, July 17, 2009
The main results of price surveys covering around 2500 consumer goods and services across 37 European countries can be seen on PDF.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Some political refugees live in humiliation under hard conditions enforced by those new regulations, which goes the opposite direction to the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the status of refugees. [...]
No one wants to speak about why there are no good programs for well and high-educated political refugees to continue their careers.
"Er der en opposition i Danmark?" [...] "Det synes jeg ikke på grund af at der også er ikke rigtig demokrati i Danmark! Det slag af demokrati findes her er en kliché af demokrati."
And translation for non-danish speakers: "Is there opposition in Denmark?" "I don't think so, because in Denmark is not a real democracy! The kind of democracry in this country, is a cliche of democracy."
Therefore, Denmark is a communist country, a dictatorship.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
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Saturday, June 27, 2009
Entering Neckface’s universe is like entering a horror chamber. At first glance his exhibition resembles a teenage room. Nostalgia and smiles quickly appear. But at second thought the warm memories and daft grin soon feels wrong. Because the deadly noose clinging to Neckface’s scrawny beings, and the blood that gushes from the chopped off limbs are not only figments of the imagination. These are images that have followed humanity since we first set our sights on this planet. From the inquisitions and witch hunts of the medieval times over the Judas Cradle and Iron Maidens to the world wars in the twentieth century and the prison camps of the twenty-first century in which human cries are lost in a geographic void that literally exists outside laws and regulations.
Neckface was at the tender age of 20 named on of the most interesting artists on the American independent art scene. His gallows humor attracted attention on streets all over the world. His first exhibition, Witch Hunt, opened in 2004 at the seminal and influential New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Soon after followed a book on his works, entitled Satans Bride! Most recently Neckface has had solo exhibitions at dpmhi (London), Monster Children (Sydney) and contributed to the important exhibition The Bay Area Now at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Neckface first visited V1 Gallery in 2007 with the solo exhibition Rehearsal for Death.
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There are many cases of foreigners in Denmark who, after they made a child with a local, are send (without the child) in their countries where they came from. Such a case is presented by Politiken: after 18 years of marriage, a kenyan woman who is married to a dane (and together, they have a daughter), is forcibly being deported because of the current immigration laws. She has done nothing wrong, she has committed no crime.
She is being deported despite the fact her husband is a danish citizen, has paid taxes all of his life, has worked for years on behalf of the danish foreign service for providing aid work in developing nations, is gainfully employed as an engineer, and together, they are homeowners. The immigration laws include a provision that stipulates that any dane who has received unemployment compensation for a cumulative period of over one year shall be ineligible to bring a foreign born spouse into the country under the "family reunion" act. and it is not just limited to unemployment compensation, the law penalizes danes who have ever benefited from ANY state-provided assistance (thus being deemed a so-called burden on society) by in-effect denying these danes the right to ever marry someone who is from outside the EU or scandinavia and then expect to live together in Denmark.
Had this woman been from Sweden or Poland, under the current laws, they would have no problem, but she is from Kenya, and therefore she is being forced out. The law treats her terribly and also treats danes differently. The law tells danes who they should marry and who they should not marry by giving danes who marry the "right" person many significant advantages. It is unfair and it is wrong.
And of course, the law is inhumane, unreasonable and discriminatory towards the non-danish spouse. Think about that.
This law does not apply to the two LARGEST recipients of state supported welfare: Crown Prince Frederik and his younger brother Joachim, who both have both married non-EU foreigners and in each case, a special law has been put into effect that circumvents the immigration laws for the sake of their spouses, the new princesses. Nobody raises an eyebrow.
Read more at Flickr. Comments are juicy.
Friday, June 26, 2009
The racism in this country simply gets worse and worse, while the so-called 'creative class' doesn't want to be bothered with these kind of unpleasantries.
The racism has become institutionalized and a part of our everyday culture: as it continues to grow, unchallenged, the messages have become an accepted part of our discourse - the message becomes normalized and we begin to believe that there is a truth in what is being expressed.
It's a con, pure and simple, a ruse, a distraction, a way to make scapegoats out of people who live in this country.
It's not just the nazi's - it's the advertisers, the politicians, the every day people who use racist rhetoric in order to gain an advantage. It shouldn't be this way.
Monday, June 22, 2009
The bottom line: Assimilation shouldn’t really be a shameful word, but something that we can demand of immigrants.
So, a foreigner in Denmark should forget all his/er roots, native language, culture, tradition, everything..., when s/he comes to Denmark. And these, what for?
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Denmark to power electric cars by wind
The Arctic island of Greenland is assuming self-rule, in the latest step towards independence from Denmark
Norway, Denmark and Iceland propose to hunt 1,478 whales compared to Japan's 1,280 in 2009
Environmentalists Criticize Planned Link from Germany to Denmark (Fehmarnbelt Bridge)
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Denmark is not NEAR the fairytale that you people are describing. It’s basically a socialist hellhole, you get up, go to work and do the same shit day in day out. You know there’s a reason why they call the danes one of the happiest nations on earth.. Basically people have no expectations whatsoever.. Everything is already mediocre today so why should it be any different tomorrow? the prozac popping citizens of this country makes everything seem happy and all hunky dory to the outside world but did you know that over 450.000 people in this country are registered as "patients" in the system? When I say patients I mean people who either sees a psychiatrist or sees a psychiatrist and recieves goverment funded medication... this is out of a population of 5,5 million people! 1 out of every 11!! That does not even count half of the people who smoke weed and drink their their brains out every week.
As a wise man once said: “you would have to be cortically challenged to want to live in Denmark, unless you are a spineless and unproductive welfare leech”.
Yes you can make a fair lump of money on paper but have any of you people ever tried seeing 50-60% of your monthly salary cut away while some useless socialist politician tells you “Those high taxes are for the common good, you now have access to free healthcare blah blah blah”
Let me tell you free healthcare is BULL and you will basically die waiting for treatment… Hell I almost did, but luckily I got treatment at a private hospital and It was worth it! I would much rather pay a private insurance company to get in and out of the hospital alive! and you know what? I already do just as hundreds of thousands of citizens in this socialist country, Guess what Americans! Wakeup call! People who can afford it here have an expensive private health insurance just as you do! Because ending up at a hospital with a serious illness is not good when the hospital is run upon a socialist system! Many of us basically die on the waiting list and the media just coveres it up!, It's just like death row!
What more is there to rant about? Oohh, Of course.. The worlds highest income taxation! Yes that's right.. We are the highest tax paying country ever! woohoo! I'm such a happy dane... NOT! Well let my tell you the average tax payed by a dane this year is 57.5% That means that we basically work for FREE 201 days of the year.. The rest goes into our own (very small) pockets.. ohh and the general sales tax is 25%!! for you american that means that the same friggin ipod that you buy for $200 or whatever will cost you Atleast 250 in Denmark.. And that usually isn't the case! The goverment will add hundreds of different made up bull**** eco and whatnot taxes onto that product so it would probably cost over $350...! Let me give you a real life example..
A few month ago I really wanted one of those nice Apple Cinema displays right? So I looked at apples website and it cost about 9000 DKK that means in America it would cost me about $1800.. but here in Denmark it would cost me a wooping 2900!!!! is it OK to say that we are being RAPED?
OHHH!! Guess what! The general sales tax does NOT apply to vehicles, cars, motorcycles etc. Ohh no no no no there are completely different rules for this can you guess what tax percentage on a car will be? Let me burst your bubble.. 210%.. FRIGGIN 210 P E R C E N T!!
And what does that mean? Lets demonstrate that in real life.. A really nice car would cost what? About $50.000 in the United States? Wanna buy the same car while living in Denmark? Guess what? That same car will now cost you $155.000!! You could buy a friggin Ferrari for that amount back in the States! So If you ever come to Denmark. Don't wonder why there are no nice cars around and why the cars are so small, so old, polluting and rusty.. You can just merely tell yourself that it is because if it was up to the goverment we would all be riding our freakin bicycles like the happy prozac popping communists that we are.. in the pouring rain! You know there is a saying “You’ve been in Denmark too long when a Ford Escort starts to look like a nice ride.”
Oh! and by the way.. gas is 9 dollars a gallon because of the goverments "special tax" added to all gasoline and diesel. It's basically just a scheme to get people out of their cars and onto their ****ty little bikes.
You are thinking, well public transportation is great over there!... UMMM NO?? This country possibly has the WORST public transportation in the world so you have two choices. Ride the bus and get late to work and get raped by your boss... OOORR buy a car and get raped by the goverment.
What else is Rotten in Denmark that I haven't told you about?
CRIME!!!! Did you know that the state prison here has a special suite for the prisoners to rent for a weekend to stay in with their girlfriend, wife or family..? Did you know the prison has a cinema? All Inmates have their own little kitchen and nice table with a big window and everything, pretty comfortable bed also. Ohh they also have internet access isn't it great!.....NOT!!!
This place is CRIME HAVEN.. You can literally run somebody over and kill him! On purpose with your car and get off by telling the authorities that you fell asleep, you just get a short manslaughter sentence a little fine and a new drivers test! And don't get me wrong, prison here is LUXURY.. It's just like home! Some of the criminals in danish prisons actually do crime just to get locked up because it's so nice, they get free meals and get to sit in a nice cell all day long. If they are bored they can well... Get their girlfriends to come over or go to the cinema.
Guess what? This country even has Open prisons.. Yeah that's right the inmates get a curfew and they can leave.
I’m telling you, leave this glorified idea it’s a fairytale. The list of negative things is basically too long to mention here but the day one of you unfortunate fools move here and tries to buy a car please call me! I really want to hear the trembling in your voice when you find out that a small factory new eco car will cost you $70.000 and upwards, or that the real estate broker is trying to charge you $600.000 for a half decent hundred year old apartment.. (they are literally 100+ year old most places) You know there is a reason why denmark is having so much trouble holding on to a decent educated workforce.. because the youth of this country immedietly leaves after they finish up the university. They move to america, germany, italy spain etc.. Completely debt free. This is really one of the only true good benefits, a free education system that you can exploit and then move to a better country.
Please have a look at this file written buy a Dane before you consider moving here and PLEASE take the information seriously because it will come back and haunt you the day you are living on this forsaken soil.
Great article on the danish mentality.
Let me tell you, the two worst! and I mean absolutely worst things about this place is the mentality of the people, If you ever come here and buy a really nice house or a car (if you can afford it) don't tell anyone! People will dispice, hate and loath you for it! They won't tell you but you will feel the wrath of their jealousy.. If you're lucky you might have a few people who will congratulate you. There are a few things in this country that is absolutely taboo. Success and Wealth! They won't have it! They will hate you for it, If you are an american who have a few million saved up on your account and ready to retire in Denmark. Just don't! And if you do remember to tell people that you are making whatever the average salary is that year, that way you can avoid social persecution.
Anyways you can read more about this sort of social behavior if you google "law of jante" , danish society is basically built around these fictional rules.
Let me just give you a little piece of advice and I hope that you take it seriously.
If you really must insist that this place is ‘OHHhh Soo! heavenly!!’ Consider moving to southeren Sweden and drive to Denmark to work across the bridge connecting the two countries.. Just as many other danes who have seen the light are already doing, Sweden is a MUCH cleaner country, the streets are dirtless unlike Danish streets. Everything isn’t taxed to death.. I mean even toilet paper and toothpaste is taxed in Denmark for god sake!! In sweden cars are tax free so you will be able to buy a really decent car at very cheap prices.. Believe me, you will thank me when the harsh winter kicks in.. It’s no fun riding your bicycle in pouring rain and snow even though it does look OoooOoohhh so idyllic when watching propaganda videos of happy bicyclists videos of Ultra-Socialist Denmark on Youtube.
[...] DENMARK IS NOT EQUAL HAPPINESS!
Living in Sweden while driving to work in Denmark is probably the ultimate luxury for the average welfare leeching underachiever of socialist scandinavia and this is the ultimate truth that I have concluded after living here for 20 years so whether or not you choose to believe this is entirely up to you.
And no I'm not old and grumpy but young and healthy, the lose backbone of this country that will hopefully leave soon if everyting turns out as planned.
At least I will know that I saved a few fools.