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( Sep. 16th, 2011 07:30 pm)
Yay! New government! (well, once they get through with the negotiations and stuff, but the Queen has officially instructed Helle Thorning-Schmidt to form the new government, so...)

Now, let's hope they manage to be a reasonable government (although I wouldn't be so surprise if they are just as crappy as the previous one, just in other areas - still, change is good for the soul).
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( Sep. 15th, 2011 04:37 pm)
Done civic duty - check. And will be spending the evening watching animated mad scientists rather than watching every Danish tv channel count to the magic number 90...
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( Aug. 27th, 2011 05:11 pm)
Right, so, we're finally getting an election here in Denmark - and it will be only a couple of months before the deadline, that's how pathetically the current government's been clinging to the seat of power lately.

Anyway, I just really hope that red block (all its faults aside) wins this one - because for pretty much my entire adult life, all the time I've actually had a say, we've had a right wing government - one growing more and more reliant on the bitch queen and her harem and consequently more and more willing to bend over for her. And I am actually ashamed of living in a country where some of my fellow citizens would vote for those people. I really am. I hope they'll stop.

Also, seriously, how do people in the US manage with just two parties to choose between (yes, I know there's more, I also know that the way the system over there works, they're not really ...) - I mean, I can choose between a mere nine this time around, and there isn't really one that really fits my opinions, so it's going to be least awful choice as per usual - seriously, if Jacob Haugaard ran again, I might vote for him, but I think the poor guy got too traumatized the time he actually managed to get elected...
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( Jul. 9th, 2011 06:14 pm)
I have been thinking about (ie. ranting to myself) about the Danish unemployment system as of late. I'll spare you most of it.

I have come to two conclusions:

1) the entire system is based on a fundamentally flawed philosophy: that the only real reason for unployment is that people are lazy and picky - thus, the correct way (not that they'll ever admit so if asked oughtright, but try looking at what they actually do) to treat unempoyed people is to humiliate, frustrate and blackmail them until they take the job that's of course just dangling in front of them to take - such things as bottlenecks, financiel crises and so on does not exist. I blame a non-reflective approach to the whole Protestant work ethic way of thinking, really...

2) the way the system is currently designed is actually a clever way of providing the public with slave labour - the public as an employer is firing, massively, because human ressources is pretty much the only reason left to cut back on. However, the labour can - shortly after its unfortunate unemployment - be forced to go to work fulltime for the public (admittedly not at the exact same place, but does it really matter what specific hospital a nurse works at?) for unemployment benefits that's roughly equivalent to ½ or 2/3 of the pay the ought to be making, promises of real jobs dangled in front of them which of course never actually materialize, because where would the state get the money, and why should they, as there are always more unemployed people to exploit???

To sum up: I fucking hate being unemployed, and I fucking, fucking, fucking hate our current government. Can't it be november soon?
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( Jun. 14th, 2011 03:11 pm)

You know, I just can't take the current Danish government and their 2020 plan seriously. For several reasons, not least being that the current government has gone from scandal to scandal and is probably not going to win the election we're going  to be having sometime within the next six months, come hell or high water - which means that it feels like an awful lot of work is being put into something that will probably last for all of five minutes past election day, but then, maybe that's just me.

The main thing that annoys me, though, is the constant preaching that we need to "save, save, save" - I mean we probably do, but seriously? Why? For tax cuts? This isn't America, folks, only about a quarter of the population wants those - the rest have a finely honed instinct that reacts to the word tax cut with the question of "right, what are they taking away this time?", because this is a tax-funded welfare state. Less taxes equals maybe having to pay for going to see the doctor? Nurses getting fired? Schools not getting renovated for 117th year in a row? Who wants that? Seriously?

Besides, they aren't even serious about wanting to save money - if they were, why want to spend millions (and stir up a full-scale diplomatic crisis) with all this border nonsense? Because the bitch queen says so? (Which is another reason why I want the election to come sooner rather than later - I want the political party that is so far right that it's not even remotely funny anymore to have its arse kicked. A lot.) Or the fact that while everybody has to work for more and more years before getting to retire, for God's sake don't even suggest that members of parliament maybe shouldn't get to retire years before everybody else!

And now - in the holy name of "save, save, save" - they'd very much like to cut St. Bededag. Just typical. Dear government, go away. Sooner rather than later. På forhånd tak.



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