Close to losing my job

For some time it has been harder to get drivers for our trucks and the competition was so tough that we were talking about closing down.

We get our drivers from Romania and now fewer want to drive a truck all day because they can travel to Denmark and live of our bottle system combined a bit a begging, pick-pocketing and ordinary theft. It is actually better paid compared to driving our trucks.

To make matter worse one of our competitors hired people from Asia through a paper company in Poland. The drivers were living in a primitive compound just south of the Danish border.

It is not that we would not do the same if we were able to, but we do not understand the language and we do not know anyone who could set up the contacts in Asia.

So we were too expensive and we were losing customers and orders.

The compound was raided the other day: Police raid squalid trucker camp near German border (The Copenhagen Post)

We were save but the double-standard of morale which exist for people outside the transport business. They do not care how things are transported. They only care about whether the goods are in the supermarkets or not. They tend to close their eyes for the conditions in the transport business.

We have a paper company in Germany for tax-reasons but our drivers are from countries within the European Union. Many are drunks but they can drive and they can drive fast.

So now where our competitor using Asian people are closed down, we have a hope for a continious stay inside our belowed transport firm.

Unemployment is no fun but the future looks a bit brighter now.

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What is the real motive for this school shooting

My town Aarhus was the center of the only school shooting in Denmark. A disgrunted eternaty student faced pressure as Denmark was putting pace on the progress of students so they either graduated or dropped out.

Today young people are put under pressure as never before by the state forcing them to finish their studies faster then ever in the entire history of Denmark. The result has been a boom in the number of young Danes suffering from depression and other mental issues. Also the drug use is on the raise after the Universities and other schools tried to lower the consumption of alcohol among the students.

In my mind it is sadly only a question of time before we see the next school shooting in Denmark.

As for the United States, it is a different matter. I am so happy that I way back turned my fathers offer down about studying a year in the United States. If I had taken him up on his offer, I might not have been alive today. I turned him down due to the alcohol consumption laws in the United States. Here I was allowed to drink alcohol legally, which was not the case over there. I saw no benefit in a year of social isolation, which is what happen in Denmark when you as teenager do not drink alcohol. Many who does not drink alcohol ends up becoming crazy and extreme. Some have traveled down to Syria and joined fighting for ISIS, just because they did not want to socialize and drink beers like we do.

Anyhow now I read that the latest school shooter in Florida was adopted. Maybe he was a victim of human trafficing. In Denmark we have stopped adopting children from Africa because it was a dirty business with poor parents being paid off and lied to.

I also saw that the brother of the shooter was put in some kind of teenager asylum where they will electroshock him and put him in straitjacket just because he happened to be brother to a criminal. How the woman who took over when the adoptive mother died can cash the estate in. Maybe there is a motive there. This woman might have pushed both young men too far into crime for one and into lobotomy over time for the other.

Let me be clear. There is no excuse for this terrible crime. People always have a choice. In Denmark I suggest students facing a tough time and the pressure of studying to drop out. Drop your career and become nursing assistant (SOSU) instead. Party and enjoy life. Look at how the state treated our parents generation. Higher pension age and no early retirement. Do not work hard falling into the same trap.

How can the schools be more secure?

Hire guards! Teachers should not carry guns. They should teach students. In Denmark victims are not armed. Anyone can shoot us down and sometime it happens when innocent people are caught in the crossfire in the gang wars. It comes with the territory if you choose to live in Denmark, but it does not happen to a lot of people and then if it should happen you are spared from living a full life paying more then 50 percent of your income in taxes and you are spared a stay in a public retirement home where they force you to use a diaper twice for number one to save money.

It is sad for the families who have lost someone they cared for. I hope that they analyze the reasons for this tragedy and remove some of the causes and there are more than gun-control to take care of in this case.

The dream crusher: Casa by the Sea (Nothern Mexico)

In the more or less lawless part of Mexico not so far from where Mogens Amdi Petersen is hiding the Danish authorities in his own city, there once existed a boarding school named “Casa by the Sea”. When you read the Internet you easily recognize it as a kind of dream-crusher for teenagers while it existed.

Even considering the low standard of policing and supervision in Mexico back in 2004 it became too much for the authorities and they closed the school down.

School is too much a word to address this place. Most would say that it basically was a prison used by parents who got some children and found other interests in life so they needed a place where they could dump their children until they became 18 and could be escorted to the nearest homeless shelter.

Yes. It was a strange kind of parenting but it was what happened.

Now when I was reading more about the incident at Randolph High School I wrote about in my last blog entry, I stumbled over a blog where the place is suspected to be haunted. I do not know about ghosts. A lot of the former students have apparently committed suicide because they could not handle the post-traumatic stress condition they got as result of their stay at this school but too my knowledge none actually died there. Can a ghost exist at another place than the one where it died? If Yes, the place is certainly haunted. You can read more here:

Haunted places

It is even placed over a list of 1000 places you do not want to be as a teenager.

4. Casa by the Sea in Mexico

I understand why when I read the page a young woman has made about the school:

Casa by the Sea

I cannot see that it could have done good for anybody. It is so anti-humane as it could have been. It is really something I would have expected to see in Iran or Somalia. Imagine having all your life ahead of you where the teenage years are the one where you can party and enjoy life before you realize that the government has cut early retirement leaving you with no lifegoal in life and the government also have cut students grants because people come into your country from the outside to be fed so there are no money left for the education system. Then you parents need time for a cruise so they lock you up and then they come back from the cruise they decide that they like peace in their home more than the money to lock you up.

Basically you life is then wasted because those good years with party and classmates will never come back.

Yes. Casa by the Sea was definately a dream crusher.

Are Denmark on the right side fighting ISIS in Syria?

I normally support the fight against ISIS, but a recent event in the United States has made me wonder whether we should pull the Danish forces from the fight. When even the allies we support empose a anti-humane lifestyle upon their own citizens, I cannot see why we should interfere in matters in other countries.

Take the event which happened at Randolph High School in New Jersey. An empty beer can was found near a place where students who watched a football game were sitting. As result 80 students were ordered to be tested within 2 hours or face suspension. You can read more about that in this article from Vice:

A School Made 80 Students Take an Alcohol Test Over One Empty Beer Can

This is not a way to treat fellow citizens. I know that they do not have the same constitutional right to enjoy alcohol as young Danes have. In Denmark every teenager over 16 can buy all the alcohol they want as long as it is below the safe percentage which the industry have researched to 14.5 percent. Parents are allowed to offer whatever they like to their own children and there is no age limit. Some parents even use alcohol to cure coughing at toddlers.

What they did at Randolph High School resembles something you see in countries like Iran.

It increases the risk of students dropping out as a recent research report concluded.

Sober students more likely to drop out

But it does not stop there. The gang war in Denmark where we presently enjoy a negociated ceasefire are mostly done by youth who do not drink alcohol. Young people who felt isolated from their peers and became attracted to the lifestyle inside the gangs instead. If only they had been together with their classmates at the friday bars on Danish school campuses. Then they would properly excelled in school and they would properly not have ended up in gangs.

Once the ceasefire stops Copenhagen and the larger cities might once again be deserted. Even tourists are warned against wandering round becoming innocent targets.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gang Activity in Copenhagen

Over the last decades we have been growing violence. A larger number of young people who feel themselves placed outside the normal society where people in general meet and drink som beers called “hygge” in Danish. Even the yearly music event “Grøn koncert” has shifted their income from sale of alcohol to entry fees.

Where do this negative influcence come from?

Because they do not advertice and broadcast television programs from Iran and Somalia in Denmark but American shows it is clear that the double-standard from the United States has branded and damaged the normal Danish culture. Gone are the days where people at work even were able to drink a beer during lunch. Many years ago the Danish trade unions took down Henry Fords ideas of not allowing alcohol at Ford plants in Denmark. The trade unions protected our culture and they won. Now it seems that we Danes are prepared to let all our history go.

This must stop. A big step would be if Denmark removed itself from various international operations keeping the doors open to re-enter when the other countries we are supposed to work with will make their laws more humane.

High Schoolers drinking alcohol is not a problem. Every year 8-10,000 Danish students meet at Dyrehaven where they party and consume tons of alcohol. None has died. Alcohol is safer than its reputation. That is something they should have learned at Randolph High School.

Typical sensationalistic journalism

Once again the police made a press-release about checks of heavy trucks where they found technical faults on 25 percent of the trucks, so the truck owner were called to be checked again as the laws mandate every vehicle owner in Denmark to do periodically. None of our trucks were checked.

It is not news I call serious. It is empty news and I want to explain why.

During the summer there was a soccer event where tons of busses were checked. Half of them had errors, which resulted in re-check. Several of them had just passed the checks. Why can they not pass check in the streets when the police check them and then pass checks when the mandatory checks are conducted? Are the test-centers bribed? No, the explanation is simple.

Street conditions are different than the test conditions !!!

I do not know about ordinary cars, but before a Lorry or a bus are driven to checks, the driver makes some special test-breaks so the breaks are warmed up to test-conditions. Then the vehicle passes the check without problems. I think everybody knows that. It is generally accepted that it is how it has to be if we wants a transport industry in Denmark.

The fact is that transport in Europe is unfair against Danish firms. In Denmark you have to take a number of extra courses before you can drive a truck. You have to be trained if you transport certain goods which can be dangerous. Ask yourself if the level of education is the same in the Eastern Part of Europe. They are also memberstates in the European Union.

Working for a “foreign” firm – at least on paper, I know the standards across Europe and it is basically a miracle that there are any Danish firms left.

It is not a question about lifting the countries in the Eastern Part of Europe to our level. It is not possible and Mogens Camre – former and now deceased member of the European Parliament – explained why. It is a question about meeting them in the middle just as we did with education, pension-age and social security in Denmark where we basically have abolished aid for people in need during the last decades.

As result the Danish police needs to lower the standards of their checks realizing the trucks are constructed and maintained so they meet the mandatory test-conditions and not the road-conditions.

It is the only path available unless the police uses these press-releases to lobby for more funds which I suspect them to do. Regardless of that the press should be more critical of the police and not just copy their press-releases to articles.

A summer went by and I didn’t see it

Maybe it is because of the weather. But the fact is that the date says August and I feel like it should soon come. I have not been able to feel this holiday feeling you normally achieve when you rest from work over 3 weeks.

At work we were busy. I have been approached by a journalist who wants to know more about the transport business. But I smelt entrapment. The fact is that most Danes tend to close their eyes when it comes to realize how the goods they buy in shops or on the Internet gets delivered. The transport business is the only business where a firm can write off responsability when it comes to let a sub-contractor hire untrained people from the Eastern part of Europe and not pay them Danish salary.

If a Danish firm hire a firm to clean and this firm hires another firm which employs illegal workers or just do not pay their taxes, the firm who is in the top can be held responsible.

But not in the transport business so people are speaking with double standards when they ask the police and every other bullying authority to watch and punish our business. They could change the laws so our customers could be punished if we did something wrong and the business would change in a minute but the people in Denmark would start to suffer when the costs of transports would explode. Our business would properly be sold to some firm abroad and I would lose my job but then if it is that what people want, I just had to find another line of work.

I am not going to talk to anyone about our business. I work to preserve the few Danish jobs which are left in the Danish administration and we make money for our country. It is a risky business and people should appreciate what we are doing.

Over the summer I got a lot of mails. I do not know how I ended on some of the mailing list but I got some about a kind of American youth prison called Diamond Ranch Academy which is sold as a so-called therapeutic boarding school. A boarding school where they censor mails so you cannot mail and text friends and family is kind of crazy. Then to add to the top that two boys died and still they were allowed to continue is even more crazy.

Lately a family sued them because a therapist has made improper advances on their daugther. Somehow I feel that the girl should sue the parents because they decided single handed to lock the daughter up at a place where the girl was not able to call the police on the phone and alert them when it happened. Still, considerating the history of this so-called Diamond Ranch Academy, it should close down. No place where children are sent to, should be allowed to run unless each child can get unannounced visits from an external professional so dirty secrets cannot be kept within such a facility. No facility should be allowed to place their child at such a facility unless the social services or the courts approve in each single case.

Over the summer I ordered secure glass for the front window in my apartment. There was a shooting a street from my place. It was a part of the gang war. It is so bad right now that a number of embassies like the Italian and the one from United States started to warn tourists. It is not the first gang war and it will not be the last. The police use all their time protecting our borders against the threat of immigration from Africa when they are not targeting the transport business. It is very, very real threat with the immigration, I understand that. But it is not fun having to look over your shoulder to make sure that there are no gang-like dudes nearby you people would shoot at so you are hit and killed instead. Now I am safe in my apartment. Shopping and driving to work is however not fun.

I stream a lot of television and pay way too much to watch TV but that is what I use my free time on. I just got a new television which has 4K solution and I was watching the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother just because it has been raining too much for me to go outside. It was really a waste of time but getting wet is also a waste of time so I preferred the less evil. On this show they had this Jemma Lucy brat. I googled her and she actually looke beutiful in her teens. But what did her parents do? They sent her to a television show called Brat Camp where she was kind of tortured at a place called Turn-about Ranch. It was a really bad place. So bad that an 18 year old boy killed one of the guards last year.

This girl had a strong will back then and wanted to be a singer. After the ranch she waited it off until she was 18 and then she has used the time on various TV-shows while altering herself with tatoos and operations until she look nothing like the beutiful girl back then. Now she makes money on being known for nothing. So I am asking: Why did the parents not just continue to pay her what she wanted back then. Maybe she would have followed her original goal.

I had my own youth rebellion and my father was smart enough to let me live my life living with my cousin instead of dragging me off to the United States where I would have no friends partying and drinking with because it unlike was illegal to drink alcohol over there at the age I had back then. I have a job. I pay my bills. I did all that because I was allowed to act out like every other teenager. I understand that parenting can be hard, but it is really not that hard.

Well. It was a long rant about the summer I do not feel that I experienced. However the calender is not lying, so somehow it must have slipped by me. I hope I will be able to update my blog more frequently in the future.

The bizarre case regarding Conrad Roy III

15 months in prison for texting when a young man had burden this girl for months with all his mental problems seems to send the message that you really should avoid people suffering depression like symptoms.

If you don’t block them totally you can face criminal responsability. It is really the lesson learned from his suicide.

We cannot be doctors. We can not contact authorities all the times when people complain about life not worth living. If I did that, the hospitals here in Denmark would be full to the breaking point.

Because life in Denmark is as hard as it can get. No place on the entire world you find suffering like we have in Denmark. No early retirement for my age group, an insane high age of retirement, conscription in a time where all armies in the rest of the world are manned by professionals, cuts in student grants and every other grant my parents have financed by paying taxes all their lives.

So of course people I meet in the streets complain and many of express wishes about not wanting to live anymore. That is no reason for me to inform any authorities. In fact if I remain silent more people might not become part of the burden of the elderlies as the politicians talk about. I do not consider myself being suicidal but looking at sitting in a Danish retirement home where many are forced to use their diapers two times for number one (saving money for the state) is not something I look forward to.

So perhaps one day I will grill my last steak inhouse on a Charcoal grill. Future will tell.

I find that the verdict against Ms. Carter is wrong.

The judge created new legislation. This should have been a job for the state parliament, so she would have known to cut her electronic communication with Conrad the very first time he called her expressing a depressed mind.

I know it sounds cold but I am Dane. I pay taxes and fell cheated every single day so I have absolutely no surplus for people like Conray who phoned other people speaking about his worries.

Appeal the verdict and get it overturned. It would be fair.