Thursday, December 30, 2010
crisis. These lessons have positive and negative implications for the U.S. On the good side, the Danes have stepped up engagement in promotion of democracy and reform abroad, especially in the Middle East. They now recognize the need to improve integration and outreach to the country's immigrant communities. Since the cartoon crisis, they have extended troop mandates in Iraq and Afghanistan. On the negative side, though, this popular center-right government has hardened its views on the absolute primacy of free speech. The prime minister appeared willing to let Jyllands-Posten dictate the timing of the next Islam vs. West confrontation without question or open discussion within the government. While this particularly vulnerable moment of the cartoon anniversary may pass without violence, our discussions this past week remind us that the Danish front in what they see as a clash of civilizations could reopen at any time.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The latest street violence was sparked in August 2008 when a young Turkish man was killed, supposedly by a member of the Hells Angels group.
Since then, the conflict has left dozens dead or wounded - some innocent bystanders.
Not everyone agrees that the violence is part of a turf war over organised crime. Some see race and the so-called 'integration problem' as the chief cause.
Khaled Ramadan, an academic, artist and journalist, says that second and third generation immigrants are feeling frustrated by the Danish establishment.
There are concerns that the long-simmering feud will fuel existing anti-immigrant sentiment in a country where limiting immigration has become a cornerstone of government policy.
Immigrants account for about eight per cent of Denmark's 5.5 million people. Of these, there are an estimated 270,000 Muslims.
Many arrived in the 1970s from Turkey, Pakistan and Morocco to work in Denmark. In the 1980s and 1990s the majority of Muslim arrivals were refugees and asylum seekers from Lebanon, Bosnia, Iraq and Somalia.
Following the 9/11 attacks and the Madrid and London bombings, many immigrants feel that Islamophobia and racism is on the rise across Europe.
Denmark seems to have taken a turn to the right. Neo-Nazi groups have emerged with new slogans, such as "Denmark for Danes" and "close the borders", and many immigrants say they no longer feel welcome in Denmark.
More at Al Jazeera with video (23:29 minutes)
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Patients in the U.K. and Denmark are less likely to be diagnosed in the early stages of disease, when treatment is more effective, based on the one-year survival rates in the study, said Mike Richards, national cancer director at the U.K. Department of Health. Between 2005 and 2007, about 30 percent of Britons were alive within one year of being diagnosed with lung tumors, compared with 35 percent in Denmark, 39 percent in Norway, 42 percent in Canada, 43 percent in Australia and 44 percent in Sweden, the study found.
While the U.K. and Denmark saw survival rates improve the most, they ranked behind Australia, where 91 percent of patients were alive five years after diagnosis, compared with 86 percent in the U.K. and 87 percent in Denmark, the researchers said.
More at Bloomberg
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The court said they were entitled to between 5,000 (£569) and 9,000 kroner (£1,025) for "illegal deprivations of liberty" and "inhumane" treatment.
A lawyer for the Copenhagen Police Department said it would appeal.
Some 1,900 people were detained during the large-scale demonstrations, 250 of whom then sued for wrongful arrest.
Many were among the 905 people taken into custody on 12 December, after a group of black-clad protesters threw stones at police officers and public buildings during a march attended by up to 100,000 people.
They had their hands tied behind their backs and were forced to sit on a road for hours in cold weather, with virtually no access to drinking water or toilet facilities, before being transported to a temporary jail.
At the time, the police said that after a so-called "black bloc" had put on masks - an illegal action at a demonstration in Denmark - they had decided to "seal off" a group of protesters from the march.
"The court found that the conditions of the deprivation of liberty were degrading and therefore violated the European Convention on Human Rights," it said, adding that they would receive 9,000 kroner.
Source: BBC with video
References: COP15 Demonstration, Denmark approves new police powers
Monday, December 13, 2010
2. Pia Kjærsgaard compared with Sarah Palin (link)
3. Can Topless Women Keep Muslim Extremists Out of Denmark? (link)
4. Danish MP Jesper Langballe pleads guilty of hate speech after being denied the right to prove his case (link)
5. Denmark doesn't believe in God (link)
6. So You Need a Job – Denmark a Socialist Country (link)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Denmark: TAT-14 undersea cable landing, Blaabjerg,
Bavarian Nordic (BN), Hejreskovvej, Kvistgard,
Smallpox Vaccine Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bagsvaerd,
Numerous formulations of insulin Novo Nordisk Insulin Manufacturer: Global insulin supplies
Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, DTaP (including D and T components) pediatric version
Sweden: Recip AB Sweden: Thyrosafe (potassium iodine)
Norway: Cobalt Nickel Mine
2. 10COPENHAGEN69, SBU) Denmark: Government Weathers Cop-15 Aftermath (link)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Officials in the five countries expressed their unhappiness at surveillance tactics that were conducted without the knowledge of the individual nations' governments.
In other instances, it has stated it has 'nothing to hide'. But Danish security services have stated they will begin an investigation into the matter if evidence of illegal surveillance is uncovered.
When the Norwegian case became public knowledge, Denmark also raised its concerns about the surveillance of its citizens.
Danish newspaper Politiken claimed that all American embassies have surveillance teams to address threats to the U.S. security.
Former head of the Danish security service PET Jorgen Bonniksen said that he had never heard of such groups: 'If this is true, then we have to deal with illegal intelligence operations in Denmark.
'On Danish territory such operations can be conducted by PET, and PET only.'
The current head of PET, Jakob Scharf, said that if illegal activity is determined, 'of course, we will take action.'
More at Daily Mail
Continued at henrymakow.com with interesting comments
Friday, November 05, 2010
Some countries had little choice but to accept an influx of people with different and conflicting values and mores. When its African colonies gained independence, and when Algeria broke away after a bitter war, France became home to millions of displaced Arabs.
During the 1970s, no country was as welcoming as Denmark to newcomers. Danes had no obligation to encourage outsiders -but it did. Perhaps Denmark was influenced by its gallant record of standing up to the Nazi occupation in the Second World War -- not with guns and bombs, but by its response to the order that all Jews be rounded up and sent to a concentration camp.
In defiance, an enterprising and heroic underground network spirited 7,200 Jews out of Denmark, mostly on fishing vessels, to safety in Sweden, a national action that spoke volumes.
Subsequently, Denmark's socialist government has tried to look after every citizen. Regarding immigrants, it sought to avoid mistakes of other countries, and ensure that newcomers could integrate and blend with Danes and feel comfortable.
Denmark's crime rate was one of the lowest in Europe; its education system was excellent and available to all; its humanitarianism beyond repute. Denmark's history of pillaging Vikings succumbed to generous welfare to immigrants, plus housing and other amenities that it hoped would set an example for the world in multicultural inclusiveness.
To a great degree it worked. But not with Muslims, who chose not to integrate, but to live in self-chosen ghettos where Danish liberalism and tolerance were seen as decadent and offensive.
Muslims want Sharia law in Denmark. Forced marriages exist (promising newborn daughters to male cousins in the home country); Muslims who convert to Christianity are threatened with death; women are forced to cover their faces, fearing male vengeance.
Anti-Israel marches turn into anti-Jewish protests.
Like other European countries opposition is growing against multiculturalism -- now seen as a failure.
Read more at St. Thomas Times-Journal
In Denmark, observers Jacob Mchangama and Christopher Arzrouni warn against the excessive use and misuse of human rights. Originally envisioned as a core of rights ensuring political and individual liberty, today human rights are increasingly used for the opposite purpose: To claim other people’s resources, property etc.
The Danish writer Carsten Ringsmose was a speaker at a conference at the University of Odense on the immigration-related topic of “Recognition and integration.” He outlined the projected population growth for the Islamic world, and stated that if recent prognoses are correct, the Islamic world will witness a population growth more than the equivalent of all EU member countries combined within just a few decades. One of the other speakers suggested that this population boom could be solved through migration to the West, which would mean that Denmark, with a present population of 5.4 million inhabitants, would have to accept perhaps 9.5 million predominantly Muslim immigrants within the coming two generations. The man who suggested this, accompanied by segments of the audience, laughed when Mr. Ringsmose suggested that this simply wasn’t doable.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Friday, September 24, 2010
"Doctors did not count on curing them completely, but wanted to pacify them, perhaps to better their condition," Jesper Vaczy Kragh (link in danish) told the Christian daily Kristeligt Dagblad (link in danish).
"What happened with people with mental handicaps is worse than what happened with psychiatric patients," he said, referring to many operations performed on children as young as six years of age, even though their brains were not yet completely developed.
Official figures show that between 1947 and 1983, when conducting lobotomies was outlawed in Denmark, around 4,500 Danes had the operation.
"Those were highly educated people (doctors) who were taking advantage of defenseless people without being sure of having the slightest positive result," she told Kristelig Dagbladet.
Health Minister Bertel Haarder said he thought it was good to shine the spotlight on the cases.
"The explanation is that, for a long time, mentally handicapped people were not regarded as equal. Their lives were considered to be without value," he said.
More at Discovery News
The Raw Story
Udviklingshæmmede børn fik det hvide snit (link in danish)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Her attention has turned to the killing of pilot whales in the Danish-held Faroe Islands - she is outraged over the annual cull of the marine creatures which sees them driven to shore and killed with knives.
She has now written to Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, urging the royal to step in and end the slaughter.
Bardot writes, "This macabre spectacle is a shame for Denmark and the Faroe Islands. This is not a hunt but a mass slaughter. (It's an) outmoded tradition that has no acceptable justification in today's world."
The Bardot foundation and Sea Shepherd pointed the finger at Denmark.
Did you ever see a real red sea?
Help Stop the Faroe Island Dolphin Drive
Dug up during the replacement of old sewer pipes, the finder at first believed that it was some horse bone, as the house formerly belonged to a horse butcher, and the garden is full of remains. It was not until refilling the trench that he noticed its humanoid shape. Later excavations at the site have not uncovered further remains with connection to the creature, only identifiable animal bones, stone axes and other Neolithic tools which are common to the area. The fact that the skull was found among Neolithic remains does however, not reveal its age. Carbon 14 dating at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen has shown that the creature lived between 1200 and 1280 AD. Furthermore, the skull was found above the old pipes, whose age suggests that it wasn’t buried until after 1900. Also the absence of other skeleton parts of the creature, together with the skull’s state of preservation, has led the scientists to suspect that it has not been buried for long, probably only a couple of decades.
The Sealand Skull is about one and a half times larger than a male Homo sapiens cranium. Especially the eye sockets contribute to its size. Its smooth surface reveals that the creature was adapted to cold climate, and its relative eye size that it was either a night creature, lived underground or on a planet orbiting a remote or dim star, probably an orange or red dwarf.
Read more at Unexplained Mysteries
Ray Alex Website
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Geese in France are subjected to extreme cruelty of this "delicacy" is produced.
Foie Gras is a delicacy for the Danish Royal Family and the higher Society.
The Queen who is Patron for Animal Protection. On her birthday was serving “foie gras terrine with lentils and artichokes” for 250 guests.
At the annual New Year's sheds at the Queen for MPs and Pings in business is serving Foie Gras.
Furthermore the Prince Consort who is President of WWF Denmark has written a book on his favorite dishes including Foie Gras.
Several restaurants serving Foie Gras and many supermarkets, department stores and merchants selling Foie Gras.
Two well-known chefs on Danish television have promoted for Foie Gras.
2. Stop the use of experimental animals in Denmark
The number of animals in Denmark used in experiments has since 2000 remained constant at around 350.000 a year.
The number of animals are not, despite goals from both industry and public research to reduce as much as possible and efforts to find alternatives, such as computer simulations.
There are nevertheless been an increase in research activity, which means that on average used fewer animals per study. Thus, there are currently conducted several studies on the same experimental than previous years.
The statement shows that about. 220,000 of the animals have been used in medical research. It is 48-69 percent was spent for research in nervous and mental managements of which 95 to 100 percent have been rodents.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
(...) Denmark's giant state-owned power company, Dong Energy, announced that it would abandon future onshore wind farms in the country. "Every time we were building onshore, the public reacts in a negative way and we had a lot of criticism from neighbours," said a spokesman for the company. "Now we are putting all our efforts into offshore windfarms."
(...) But it is in Denmark, the great windfarm pioneer, where some of the most interesting changes are taking shape. In 1980, the Danish government was Europe's first to bring in large-scale subsidies - on which, just as in Britain, the wind industry depends.
The results have been dramatic. According to the Danish Wind Energy Association, there are more than four thousand onshore turbines – two-thirds more than Britain - in a country a fifth the size. Nowhere else has more turbines per head, and Denmark is also a global centre of wind turbine manufacturing – with Vestas, the world's leading turbine firm, based in the country.
Unfortunately, Danish electricity bills have been almost as dramatically affected as the Danish landscape. Thanks in part to the windfarm subsidies, Danes pay some of Europe's highest energy tariffs – on average, more than twice those in Britain. Under public pressure, Denmark's ruling Left Party is curbing the handouts to the wind industry.
"Since 2005 alone, 5.1 billion kroner [£621 million] has been paid to the wind turbine owners. That cost has been borne by businesses and private consumers," says the party's environment spokesman, Lars Christian Lilleholt. "It seems to have become a political fashion to say that there should be more support for wind. But we have to look at other renewables. We cannot go on with wind power only."
The subsidy cuts are almost certainly the main reason behind Dong's move out of onshore wind. But public anger is real enough, too. Until recently, there was relatively little opposition to the windmills. But now a threshold appears to have been crossed. Earlier this year, a new national anti-wind body, Neighbours of Large Wind Turbines, was created. More than 40 civic groups have become members.
"People are fed up with having their property devalued and sleep ruined by noise from large wind turbines," says the association's president, Boye Jensen Odsherred. "We receive constant calls from civic groups that want to join."
In one typical battle, in the central city of Svendborg, the local council set height and number limits on turbines under heavy pressure from locals. "The violent protests and the uncertainty about low-frequency noise means that right now we will not expose our citizens to large windmills," said the deputy mayor, Lars Erik Hornemann.
There has also been growing scrutiny of the wind industry's macro claims. Though wind may indeed generate an amount of electricity equal to about a fifth of Danes' needs, most of that electricity cannot actually be used in Denmark.
Article in full at The Telegraph
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nick Crane examines how the Danish made big business out of selling bacon to Britain. Following defeats in the Napoleonic wars and the loss of lucrative farming land the Danes put poor soil to work rearing pork, but why did the British gobble it up?
Alice Roberts sets sail in a full-scale replica of a Viking longship to see how they gave the Norsemen the edge over the English in battle. Alice also discovers how over 8,000 Danish Jews managed to escape the Nazi concentration camps in a flotilla of fishing boats that braved hostile waters to reach the safety of neutral Sweden.
Miranda Krestovnikoff meets some unflappable red deer, who make themselves at home on a windswept shoreline, despite the fact that they share the sand dunes with tanks from the Danish army.
On Heligoland Mark Horton reveals how in 1947 Britain's Royal Navy blew this tiny island apart in the largest non-nuclear explosion the world had ever seen. It's all the more remarkable because Heligoland is an island that used to be British.
Dick Strawbridge gets access to the construction of one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, learning how wind turbine towers are built 10 miles out to sea using technology that may soon transform the British coastline, as offshore wind farms become an increasingly familiar sight.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
While Bob Dylan’s paintings and songs can be said to complement each other on certain points, his visual art should nevertheless be regarded as a fully rounded universe in its own right. If you search the paintings for visual assistance for your interpretations of Dylan’s songs and music, you would seek in vain. Rather, the works seem to spring from a deeply felt need on the artist’s part to express himself in solely visual terms. Or, as Dylan himself emphasised in his dialogue with the Gallery while working on his new paintings: ”If I could have expressed the same in a song, I would have written a song instead”.
Bob Dylan’s visual art is infused with the same constant urge for renewal and innovation that characterises his music. He seems to find no satisfaction in settling on a specific mode of expression once he has followed it through to its logical conclusion; rather, he is constantly experimenting, trying out new artistic devices, approaches, and modes of expression. When the National Gallery of Denmark approached him in the autumn of 2008 he regarded the watercolours and drawings executed by him so far as a closed chapter. The upcoming exhibition at the Gallery thus became the concrete catalyst behind an artistic change of direction and a period of intense work for Bob Dylan. In a new departure, he began working with acrylics and larger formats, and his visual idiom has also taken a new turn. The final result is The Brazil Series, which comprises around 50 paintings.
”I've been to the National Gallery of Denmark and it definitely is an impressive art museum. It was more than a little surprising when I was asked to create works specifically for this museum. It was an honor to be asked and a thrilling challenge. I chose Brazil as a subject, because I have been there many times and I like the atmosphere,” Bob Dylan states.
More at Art Daily
But the government unveiled an unpleasant surprise in June, when it halved the country’s whopping four-year unemployment benefits period to help mend its finances after the financial crisis.
The reason: Danish studies show that the longer a person goes without a job, the harder it is to find work. Many people get a job within the first three months of entering the system, but many more wait until just before benefits expire to take anything available.
In addition to halving the unemployment benefits period, the government is pinning high hopes on job activation programs, one of the three pillars in Denmark’s famed “flexicurity” model. Employers have carte blanche to hire and fire, and in turn, the jobless are guaranteed benefits if they attend retraining and job placement programs tailored to prepare them for work where labor is scarce.
More at The New York Times
Reference: Denmark Starts to Trim Its Admired Safety Net
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Pilot whales are classified as "strictly protected" under EU rules.The Faroes are a protectorate of Denmark and Sea Shepherd says the Danes are failing in their obligations by allowing the slaughter to continue.
Locals kill whales for food. A Fisheries Office spokesman said: "We use the most efficient and humane means of killing."
But Campaign Whale director Andy Ottaway said: "This appalling slaughter must end. It's an unfolding tragedy."
Source and photo: The Sun
Reference: Rottin' in Denmark
Traffic wardens in Denmark’s capital have refused to tell parking offenders what rules they broke.
Following numerous complaints from motorists the Danish Broadcasting Corporation requested and received a 110 page document spelling out how traffic wardens should behave and how and when they should issue tickets.
But key sections of the guidance, including the pages concerning the rules setting out the circumstances for issuing tickets, had been blanked out by the Copenhagen parking authority.
Traffic wardens claimed that if drivers became aware of the information they would lose respect for traffic law and probably try to work around the rules.
The parking authority also insisted that it wanted to prevent wardens getting into long or semantic arguments with motorists about the small print of regulation.
Finally, the authorities declared that parking rules were “exempt” from freedom of information laws because “it is necessary for the protection of significant considerations regarding the implementation of public control”.
The “secret” rules are thought to relate to information on recommended observation times for wardens, advice on how to make the judgement for issuing a ticket and the required positions of parked vehicles.
The authorities have ignored a ruling from Hans Gammeltoft Hansen, Denmark’s parliamentary ombudsman, who said the rules “did not justify secrecy”.
Source: The Telegraph
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Miss Espersen has missed multiple high-level summits since March, including three meetings with Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, and the Kabul Conference on the future of Afghanistan.
She has missed 13 key meetings in recent years and was this week called the “world’s worst” foreign minister by a German newspaper.
Luck appears to have deserted the 44-year-old mother of two. She missed the Kabul summit because her plane was diverted to Kazakhstan after a rocket attack closed Kabul airport. Uzbekistan then closed its airspace to her flight. She claimed she would speak to the Uzbek ambassador to Copenhagen but that role does not exist.
She once failed to attend a meeting of Arctic countries because she was on an Easter break in Majorca. She has previously defended missing meetings by saying it was typical practice in many cases to send another foreign representative in her place.
Source: The Telegraph
Reference: here (in danish with video)
The Crown Prosecutor’s office will pay a Romanian woman 480,000 kroner in compensation after she spent nearly two years in custody for drug charges that were eventually dropped, according to public broadcaster DR.
In January 2008 the 23-year-old woman was arrested at Copenhagen Airport and charged with smuggling 10 kilograms of heroin. She was found guilty of the charges by a city court, but that verdict was overturned when it was found the judge’s previous position as an airport customs official created a conflict of interest.
A Turkish man was eventually convicted for the crime and the Romanian woman was set free in March.
The Crown Prosecutor accepted the compensation figure of 480,000 kroner which was recommended by the Public Prosecutor’s office based on the woman’s initial demand of 1.3 million kroner.
Source: Copenhagen Post
Social Democrat leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt was speaking after the Danish tabloid newspaper BT had accused her husband of evading Danish taxes.
Mr Kinnock is the son of Lord Kinnock, the former UK Labour Party leader.
He works and pays tax in Switzerland on a reported income of £110,000.
Mrs Thorning-Schmidt admitted making a mistake over the amount of time her husband had spent in Denmark.
They have their family home in the Danish capital Copenhagen, even though Mr Kinnock works in Switzerland.
Mrs Thorning-Schmidt, who has campaigned for higher taxes for high earners, insists that her husband has resided in Denmark for only 33 weekends per year.
Therefore, she argues, he does not have to pay taxes in Denmark.
But when the couple applied for permission for Mr Kinnock to buy half of their shared home, Mrs Thorning-Schmidt wrote to the authorities that her husband spent "every weekend of the year from Friday through to Monday" in Denmark.
As a non-resident and UK citizen Mr Kinnock would not normally be allowed to buy a property in Denmark.
More at BBC
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
The controversial plan has been put forward by Karsten Lauritzen, the immigration spokesman for Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen's Venstre liberal party, which rules in a coalition with the conservatives.
"Denmark's high minimum wage acts as a barrier which prevents immigrants from getting jobs. If we want to get them out of the ghettos we will have to pay them less," Mr Lauritzen told the Berlingske Tidene newspaper,
Mr Lauritzen has proposed paying immigrant workers around 50 Danish Krone (€6.50) an hour for the first six months, compared to the country's average minimum wage of 100 Krone per hour, arguing that a two-tier wage system would help them into jobs that might then lead to regular employment.
The proposal has been vehemently opposed by Denmark's leftwing parties, but is also causing a ruckus within his own party.
Immigration Minister Birthe Hornbech, a fellow Venstre member, has clashed publicly with Mr Lauritzen, even though he is her department's spokesman. "The idea is disagreeable because it stigmatises immigrants," she said.
Source: The Independent with comments.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark. Of course, danishes are masters at projects on computer designs about utopic zero energy environments, but from theory to practice is a long way.
Monday, July 19, 2010
But in recent weeks, in light of the credit crunch and a growing public debt problem, Denmark’s generous public spending has come under scrutiny. Specifically, the state-funded pension program — which costs 96 billion kroner, or $16 billion, annually, an estimated 5.5% of gross domestic product — has fueled a discussion about the paradox of Denmark’s high earners receiving many of the same social benefits as the very neediest citizens.
The comments come as Denmark, long heralded as a model for economic and social stability, scrambles to reduce a public expenditure that last year surpassed 59 percent of G.D.P., clocking in at over 1 trillion kroner, while working to decrease a public-sector debt equal to 42% of G.D.P.
Mr. Bendtsen has suggested that anyone receiving more than 500,000 kroner annually from a private pension should be excluded from the state-funded program. The Danish Insurance Association, an industry group, calculates that there are only 4,000 people who fall into this category, or 1 percent of the 400,000 Danes who have private pensions.
Mr. Bendtsen’s trial balloon has attracted responses from several quarters of Danish society, and the comments have a similar thrust: Something must be done, but not at the expense of the social model.
Denmark has the highest overall tax burden of all O.E.C.D. member countries, with taxes to G.D.P. reaching 48.2% in 2009. Furthermore, numbers from the O.E.C.D. show that Denmark has one of the highest marginal tax rates for high earners — 67% — when consumer taxes are included.
Read more at The New York Times
Friday, July 16, 2010
National racism report under fire
Hindus ask Denmark to stop Roma deportations
Homosexuality Caused by Environmental Factors
Income inequality, individual income, and mortality in Danish adults
Epidemiology of Asthma in Denmark (PDF)
Denmark wants to prevent Israel to be Fur free! Denmark involved in Israeli fur conflict
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Karsten Lauritzen, integration spokesman for the ruling right-liberal party Venstre, has proposed that immigrants be paid far less than Danes. His idea is that migrants should work for around 50 krone an hour (around €6.50 or $8.40) instead of the current minimum hourly wage of around 100 krone. There is no official legal minimum wage in Denmark, but pay is regulated by a series of wage agreements negotiated by labor unions.
Lauritzen is selling his idea as in the interests of the immigrants: he says that the high wages are preventing "immigrants and new Danes" from getting jobs. If you want to get migrants out of their ghettos and into the labor market then new ideas are required, Lauritzen argues. The politician told the Berlingske Tidende newspaper that he envisages a situation where an immigrant would get just half the minimum wage for the first six months. After all, he argued, some immigrants now take unpaid work to gain a foothold in the labor market. He assured the paper that he had his party's backing on the issue.
Migrants working for a pittance -- the suggestion may seem absurd, but it's shared by many in Danish politics, and it is not as easily dismissed as, say, a recent suggestion in Germany that immigrants .
Complete at Der Spiegel
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Like any country, he said there were some people in Denmark who he thought were silly. “They have a way of thinking that everything that’s not Danish is bad, or people of other cultures and ethnic background are there to steal our money, our jobs, our women,” he said with a laugh. “It’s childish and foolish,” he said
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
The Danish People’s Party (DF) has strengthened its immigration stance by securing an agreement to pay ‘anti-social’ foreigners 100,000 kroner to leave Denmark.
As part of the on-going budget negotiations, the government’s traditional ally DF said it secured the agreement late last night.
Refugees and those who come to Denmark under family reunification schemes currently get 28,256 in repatriation support if they leave, of which 11,000 is a bonus. The bonus is usually paid out a year after the recipient returns home and their right to Danish residency expires.
The new deal would see 100,000 kroner given as a bonus if a foreigner returns home and gives up their residency rights in Denmark.
Neither the government nor DF has yet elaborated on what constitutes an ‘anti-social’ foreigner, but have said that it would be aimed at those who ‘can’t or won’t integrate’.
According to DF party leader Pia Kjærsgaard, the move will save the state a significant sum in local costs which are administered by local and regional councils.
But opposition parties are shocked by the news saying it sends a clear signal to foreigners that Denmark wants to see them leave the country.
Read the juicy comments at The Copenhagen Post
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
8. Copenhagen, Denmark
Rank in 2009: 7
Food: Lunch at a restaurant: $36
Can of beer from grocer: $2.10
One kg of rice: $4.85
One dozen eggs: $6.99
Entertainment: Movie ticket: $15
Appliances: Washing machine: $1,196
A 2009 "survey" of 73 international cities by UBS found that employees in Copenhagen have the highest income. Places with higher salaries often have higher prices, but residents here enjoy good living standards overall. Some examples of the cost of living: Renting a DVD costs about $8 per night, a pair of women's jeans is more than $150, and a one-way ticket on public transport costs about $3.70.
Source: Yahoo finance
2. Who is poor in Denmark? It is a very interesting blog of a mexican lawyer in Denmark.
3. Has Denmark broken EU rules?
Is Denmark ready to break EU rules and go against EU position?
Fin whales vs Denmark
Danes and Faroese struggle over whaling and individual whale
4. Mitsubishi signs MOU to bring i-MiEV to Denmark
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Yet again, real-world experience says far more about energy truths than any ivory tower speculation. Importantly, this is an energy truth that is actually great news for carbon emissions reduction and our pursuit of a sustainable society. It’s now urgent that this message to be understood by the classic environmental movement.
Read more at Bravenewclimate
The conference “Gods & Politics” was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, june 18-20, 2010, at the Royal Danish Library also known as “The Black Diamond”. This prime venue was the perfect frame around this fascinating and stimulating event.
As the name implies, one focus of the conference will be on religion and politics – what challenges do we as non-believers face today, and do we have a strong enough voice in the debate? But the conference is much broader than that, and we have a fantastic line-up of speakers from all around the world and covering many different fields. You can look forward to presentations by some of the most influential psychologists, skeptics, philosophers and scientist in the world – including Richard Dawkins (personal page), James Randi (US), and PZ Myers (US).
I recommend The Selfish Gene (PDF), The God Delusion and The Blind Watchmaker by the most famous Richard Dawkins.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
- The Danes invented rape! The Danish word for rapist is "viking". After raping all men, women and goats in Denmark they moved on to raping in Iceland, Greenland, France and England. All Danish rapists broke God's law by never marrying the girls they raped! Deuteronomy 22:28-29 "... she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her ..."
- Denmark is the driving force behind the global climate hoax. To seduce as many people into lying about the climate as possible the Danes provided free whores to the visitors of the climate summit in Copenhagen! God punished all these liars by causing the coldest winter ever right after the climate summit. Luke 18:27 "And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
- The Danish Prime Minister is Rasmussen who was also the worst cheater ever at the Tour de France! Proverbs 6:16-19 "... the LORD hate: ... a lying tongue ... A false witness that speaketh lies ..."
- Satan's son, the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, makes Harry Potter appear like a Christian boyscout in comparison. There is not a single evil in the Holy Bible that is not glorified by the stories of Hans Christian Andersen! Satan's native language is actually Danish! John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil..."
- Denmark invented Lego to corrupt as many children as possible into sinful behavior! Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death ..."
- The Danes created Pippi Longstocking (or Pippi Långstrump as the Danes call her) as a way to turn innocent girls into uppity whores! Billions of innocent children have been doomed to Hell by the books and TV shows made around this worst femnazi ever. 1 Timothy 2:11-12 "... nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence."
- Not Surprisingly, Danish TV has shows like Rape with Brutality (children’s program), The Market for liver (buying organs for transplant), Come Hither (priests raping choirboys) and Update on Masochism for Children. Job 31:12 "... a fire that consumeth to destruction ..."
- Danish gay couples are allowed to adopt and rape innocent children! Romans 1:26-27 "... burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly ..."
Sunday, June 06, 2010
The decision has rightly been criticized as a setback for internet freedom in Denmark. [...] The decision may lead to the blocking of websites that mainly includes content that does not infringe copyright and thus restrict the free flow of information. Moreover, by forcing ISP’s to police the Internet without due process the decision marks a dangerous precedent that is likely to include other “illegal” or “offensive” material in the future.
[...] In 2008 Wikileaks leaked all the sites blocked by the filter which seemed to show that several sites were either inactive or contained material that had nothing to do with child pornography.
Earlier in 2010 the Danish parliament (Folketinget) passed a law, which will allow the tax authorities to notify ISPs of web sites operated by “unauthorized” providers of online-gambling. ISPs will then be requested to block access to such sites. Should the relevant ISPs refuse or fail to do so they will be subject to criminal liability. No courts or tribunals will review the decisions of the tax-authorities nor will the owners of the relevant websites be heard prior to a decision. It is an open question whether this law violates the Danish constitution’s prohibition against censorship and/or the European Convention on Human Rights’ protection of freedom of expression and access to information.
Read more at Global Voices
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
You can find out:
- What is the difference between a man and a person...
- Why all countries are in debt and actually bankrupt....
- Who benefits from it and what it has to do with you....
- How it went to the world's peoples had confiscated all their material value (gold).
- How and why your tax money in reality is used to pay for fictitious loans... etc. etc.
- In other words how it came about that we were... modern slave?
Friday, May 28, 2010
• Carbon trading abuses suspected last summer
• Connie Hedegaard failed to act promptly, allege critics
Confidential documents show that Connie Hedegaard, the European commissioner for climate action, had been informed about fraudsters targeting the Danish carbon registry to enable them to trade in credits last summer, as the UK and the Netherlands were clamping down on the fraud by scrapping VAT on carbon trading.
Denmark is now at the centre of a Europol investigation into carbon fraud worth €5bn (Ł4.3bn). An estimated 116 arrests have been made so far, around 30 of them in the UK.
Previously, Hedegaard had denied knowing about the suspected fraud until a Danish newspaper reported it in December. "I was never informed about this until last autumn when Ekstra Bladet looked into the fraud".
But the confidential climate ministry report entitled VAT Fraud in the European CO2 Quota Register Including the Danish, appears to have been signed with Hedegaard's initials, indicating she was made aware of the problem in August last year.
"The tax department this spring became aware of fraud in the EU with VAT in connection with trade of CO2 quotas and credits. In particular Denmark seems to be the target of VAT fraud," it said.
An appendix attached to the report also dated in August from the Danish tax authorities said that suspicious trades had been identified, most of them linked to the UK. "For now we have two cases with an estimated loss in total of 3.8m Danish kroner [Ł440,000]. The trades are primarily performed by UK operators with Danish VAT numbers."
"There is still no clear image of how the fraud is organised, but there has been the common feature that the companies involved in the first suspicious transactions were companies from other EU countries that merely held accounts in the Danish quota registry."
Read more at The Guardian
Shame on Denmark. This country is stealing in huge style, anything is available (even children).
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Danish environment minister Troels Lund Poulsen decided, on behalf of the government, on 30th September 2009, that the clearing of 15 km2 of forest in the north west of Denmark will take place. A test centre for the development of offshore windmills is planned to take up 30 km2 of land in the Thy region, near Řsterild. This deforestation will create an increase of 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emission, the equivalent of the CO2 emission of 100,000 people per year.
The government will force the local population out of their homes. The reasoning behind this is said to be for the benefit of the Danish windmill industry, which will in turn create more Danish jobs. The regulations to finalise the evictions goes against Denmark’s constitution and is therefore clearly illegal.
In current plans, the area is categorised as a recreational area, where the set up of windmills is prohibited.
The region is one of Denmark’s most beautiful areas. With its rugged landscapes and grand views, as well as many rare species of animals, birds and plants, the area is representative of authentic Danish nature. There are very few areas of Denmark left, where one can experience darkness at night and complete silence.
The windmills, which are 250 meters tall, are planned to be along a 6 km linear south/north stretch. This will prevent birds in the international Ramsar-area, Vejlerne, which is situated to the east of the test centre, from flying west to the EU-habitat area Vullum Sř and to Thy National Park just south of Hanstholm.
The Danish government has not consulted properly about the plans. The Danish citizens had little time to put forward comments of the project. The hearing has only been 11 days long, with 9 of those being a national holiday.
Read more for details at Watts Up With That?
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, May 06, 2010
The Copenhagen Post reports that the proposal, from Civil Centre Party founder Simon Emil Ammitzbøll, grants partners registered in civil unions the right to adopt unrelated children both domestically and internationally.
Currently, gays and lesbians can adopt individually in the country and couples can adopt their partner's existing children. The bill will grant same-sex couples the right to adopt jointly, in line with straight married couples.
Other Nordic countries such as Iceland, Norway and Sweden already allow same-sex couples to adopt jointly.
According to figures from 2007, 103 out of 712 step-child adoptions were from couples in civil partnerships.
Most adoptions involving unrelated children tend to take place abroad, making it difficult for Danish same-sex couples to do so, as many countries will not allow homosexual adoption.
Even that, everybody knows that homosexual adoption is an abuse over the children, it is outrageous and unacceptable (link1 (PDF), link2, link3, link4, link5).
Sunday, May 02, 2010
The hackers decided to gain access to the fast food site and post an educational video about their religion on the page.
They also left instructions to the Danish government to introduce a new law to punish people who publicly insult religion.
The hackers implied in their demands that if the law is not introduced, the hacking of Danish websites will continue.
The hackers left a slightly cryptic message on the site, which read: 'If your Gov. don't make rules for Punishing anyone Insult Religions in the name of (Freedom of Speech ! ) or ( Freedom to Insult ) :)
Read more: Daily Mail
This is not so big besides what have done Romanian National Security. They hacked Daily Telegraph (GB), Le Monde (FR), RAI television, La Stampa (IT), telling them they should respect Romania and gypsies are not romanians, morons!, they didn't make the romanian history.
Undoubtly their next target would be Denmark.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Being drunk is a virtue according to danish standards.
Danish people likes to give advices to the world, but first they should acknowledge their missbehaviour. Of course, they don't want to talk about their downsides.
Monday, April 26, 2010
More at The Washington Post
Reference: The Huffington Post
The danish culture is strange to me. Theyre very patriotic and proud, but i feel they have very little to base the pride on. Bacon and Lego? Danes are, as most scandinavians, very introvert, keep to themself, don't open much up to you, and it takes a lot to get into their inner circle, if you ever do. They're very individualistic, family is not something to be too concerned about. This is shown in two ways. One, most danes do not get kids before theyre in their mid 30's, and the majority never marries (majority over the last decade at least). Two, parents tend to get forgotten and only called on holidays, and visited on xmas. The close family bond i know from Poland is non existant.
Parents let kids have a lot of freedom. At confirmation, kids are 14, and get shitloads of money as presents. Also, it is assumed that after now, they are almost adults, and not many parents would frown upon their kid having sex and drinking and staying out late from this age on. As long as they did it in a responsible way.
Danish society is very closed. They don't like foreigners and foreign things, they dont do well with change. The common mentality is that the danish system works great, and the danes have made it great, so others shouldnt come here and exploit it or strain it. But the fact is, the system wasn't working in the 70's , when they invited a bunch of immigrants over because the danes wouldnt do the "crummy jobs".. same when Poles became available for work in 2003 upon joining the EU. I actually worked in a administrative position at an employment firm, and the poles that would get jobs from the day they arrived in Denmark was shocking to me. Danes just didn't want to pay 200+ DKK an hour for some danish handyman with a beer in his hand to do the same work a pole will do for 4 times cheaper.. and make it look nicer, for recommencations for later.
Danes often see themself as too important. I love when some international team is doing soemthing and they jump on the fact that one is a dane, or that the spaceship designed for mars has danish components. Caroline Wozniacki and Wilson Kipketer are both successful danish athletes born in another country. If they didnt do their sport, they would just be "another foreigner". I don't look danish nor have a danish name, and feel this weekly, despite being succesful and fluent in danish. When the foreigners on Nørrebro yell" alle danskere er fucking racister", they're not far from the truth. I bet you Fru Jensen in Jylland is a bit "mørkeræd"... hence the success of DF.
[People are] not as much racist, as discriminatory. Example : Ahmed from Palestine came to Denmark in 1981. His family at home. He worked 18 hours daily for the first 5 years so he could earn enough for them all, wife and 2 kids, to come to Denmark and join him. Then, once they do, he buys a kiosk or a grocery store, and takes care of that place of business. Usually, the kiosks and grocery shops are open 24/7, when danish shops close at 5pm. My point is, he has , because of his responsibilities, never become fluent in danish. He speaks with an accent. Old lady walks in the store, and although he answers her back in danish, she replies "what? speak danish, i cant understand you! You're in denmark now." or similar things. To compare, a 20 year old swedish chick comes to Copenhagen 2 years ago. She goes straight to H&M where she gets a job, and when you go to ask her something, she answers you back in swedish. And this is not a problem, because shes "one of us" (aka, nordic, blonde, etc). Eventhough she doesnt even speak the language, as Ahmed above does, she is still more accepted than Ahmed or anyone not looking like a dane. Such is the sad truth.
Of course, there are many many tolerant people here. But I live in the smack middle of Copenhagen. Go outside the city, and you'll get your racists too.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
According to the convention agreed upon by the five Nordic countries, citizens from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland are permitted to reside anywhere within the union without impediment. However, ten Scandinavian citizens were recently deported from Denmark after being declared unable to support themselves.
Stockholm News reports that a Copenhagen-based Norwegian university student terminated her studies in order to receive state aid after becoming pregnant. The woman then had her Norwegian student support allowance withdrawn and was sent back to Norway after being refused social welfare in Denmark.
More at IceNews
Shame on Denmark
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tivoli will scan guests' faces (in danish)
Next they will set up a camera in your bathroom to see how you wipe your ass.
Danish Facebook Page Celebrates Islamic Murder of Jews
Danish Atheists target schools
Soft drinks linked to lower male fertility (Coca-Cola, Rynkeby and many others sucks).
Saturday, April 03, 2010
I think she might be mentally disabled.
Pouring shampoo into a fish tank to prove shampoo's toxic? Come on!! She's just insane in her head, like more than 50% of danezi.
I think danish television is idiot. Of course not, they are not idiots, they want only to make money and convince stupid danish people to watch their brainwashing programms.
Lisbeth Kølster, a television presenter on the Danish public channel DR1, was last May found guilty by a district court in Glostrup, west of Copenhagen, of violating animal protection laws.
She had poured a "very diluted" amount of shampoo into a fish tank on a 2004 episode of the consumer affairs show she fronted to demonstrate the level of toxic material in a brand of anti-dandruff shampoo.
After three days, all but one of the fish were dead.
The lower court judge had ruled that Miss Kølster "deliberately committed an act of cruelty to animals" and violated animal protection laws, but decided not to hand down any sentence since an unreasonable amount of time, "four-and-a-half years," had passed between the date the complaint was filed and the trial.
She was acquitted by a Copenhagen appeals court.
Read in full at The Telegraph
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The two activists appeared in court on March 18.
Verco was arrested while riding her bike on December the 13 ahead of a national day of action she was helping organise the following day.
She said: “A plainclothed police women jumped out at me and ... took me to an unmarked police van.
“I asked them, ‘Are you randomly picking me up?’ and they said ‘No, we hunted you’.”
Verco was then held in in isolation — in an underground carpark — for about 16 hours before being taken to Copenhagen’s Vester prison where she was held for a further 23 days.
Verco said she was charged the day after being taken to prison, but bail was refused.
“I wonder what the hell they’re going to argue because I can’t see what evidence they’ve got for these charges”, Verco said.
“Under the new anti-terror laws they can do this, but it seems to me that applying terror laws to activists is steadily eroding the base of our democracy.”
More at Green Left
"Preliminary results indicate that it is possible to postpone for another 2 to 4 years with the F-16", the Defense Ministry announced the country.
"With this background, the Government considers it reasonable to postpone the procurement of new fighter aircraft," added the statement. The issue will be reviewed at the latest by 2014.
The defense minister, Gita Lilelount Beck said it was "common sense" to consider the issue of the new aircraft market in a few years.
Source: skai.gr & Reuters
Friday, March 19, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
The report centers on chemicals like PVC, flame retardants, phthalates, dioxins, PCBs and bisphenol-A, all of which mimic the action of estrogen in the body. The researchers concluded that due to the prevalence of these chemicals, children could easily be exposed to high enough levels to place them at "critical risk" of harm.
The chemicals have been blamed for falling sperm counts among men worldwide, and their full effects remain unknown. A study by researchers at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands, found that male children who had been exposed to PCBs and dioxins while in the womb were more likely to dress up in female clothes and play with dolls than boys who had not been. Other research has documented a connection between prenatal phthalate exposure and "feminization" of male genitals, including smaller penises.
Evidence is increasingly emerging that estrogen mimics might also be responsible for a puzzling phenomenon: fewer boys are being born than ever before. Typically, 106 male children are born for every 100 females in most populations. In recent years, however, this distribution has been shifting in favor of females, with endocrine disruptors a likely culprit.
Source: Liberty News Radio
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
In a poll of 1,010 people carried out by Ramboell/Analyse from 11 to 14 January and published in Jyllands-Posten on 19 January, 84.2 per cent said they approved of the national media’s decision not to reprint the cartoons after the latest murder attempt on Westergaard on 1 January. Only 11.7 per cent thought the cartoons should have been reprinted and 4.1 per cent were undecided. Most of those polled (57.3 per cent) nonetheless continued to support Jyllands-Posten’s original decision to publish them in September 2005 on the grounds of the right to free expression, while 32.8 per cent disapproved and 9.9 per cent had no opinion. [...]
Is following the interview with Flemming Rose Jyllands Posten’s arts and culture editor.
Read in full at Reporters without Borders for Press Freedom
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Zenia Stampe is angry at the way Ove Dahl has referred Romanian criminals. Homicide chief's opinions have fallen in the light of the extremely violent crime Monday evening on the 42-year-old Norwegian stewardess Vera Vildmyren at Radisson SAS Hotel on Amager.
The radical vice booklets mainly by the following statements by Ove Dahl in Politiken Saturday edition:
"The open borders, whereby we are overrun by Eastern Europeans. It is a huge problem. They are committing bank robberies, home robberies, serious theft, begging, shoplifting - everything."
And again: "The Romanians are unscrupulous. They kill for a couple of hundred dollars. It is a completely different culture."
According Zenia Stampe makes Ove Dahl with these statements is guilty of a violation of Penal Code section 266 b, ie. 'publicly or with intent to disseminate to a wider circle makes a statement or other communication by which a group of people are threatened, insulted or degraded on account of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation'.
Zenia Stampe elaborates: "Ove Dahl helps to legitimize racially motivated attacks, so-called hate crimes. On the way he is likely to create crime rather than preventing it. The police are there to prevent crime and provide reassurance. But with such statements, he creates insecurity - among both resident easternworkers and Danes. It is not served."
The radical politician adds' Romanians share our newspapers out and repairing the holes in our roads. It simply is not decent that they be accused of being thieves and murderers. All Danes are not murderers, just because we have Peter Lundin.