Wednesday, December 13, 2017

school strike against inhumane and possibly illegal asylum politic

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click the pic to go to video

Young people in Sweden in ‘gymnasia schools’ (16-19 year olds) held a protest action yesterday against the present policies in regard to the treatment of under 18 asylum seekers, most of which came here in 2015.  Some face deportation to the ‘safe’ country of Afghanistan in contravention of Sweden’s long standing promises not to practice refoulement.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

boing…boing…boing…down by the billabong

I am advised by legal counsel that the law in Sweden says that an asylum seeker should be asked if they wish to have a court case held in secret as there may be embarrassing issues they may not wish to have in the public domain. It appears that ensomkommande barn all have their cases in secret and are not even asked! Now, Mr- Lövfen, can you help me understand why that is so? Because if you can't, I can help you understand what is happening in these 'kangaroo courts' to which you so frequently refer.

courts accountable.abe our-freedoms lost

FYI–Migrationsverket

an information service to assist a government department that seems confused about a security situation

This from Nikita Mendkovich, political analyst at the Russian International Affairs Council

(and I guess Russia, since CNN claim it is arming the Taliban, know something about this)

click the pic to know more:

ISIS-AFGH

Thursday, December 07, 2017

intellectual scrabble

ECJ scrabble

energy shortage?

largest movement of energy

just so

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In the very difficult task of dealing with the asylum seekers problem…and I do recognise it is very difficult…. we should not sacrifice principle for expediency.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Cultural Mirror

There are many aspects to the immigration problem here. Most of those aspects are reflected in opinions that are, to say the least, ill informed or lack objectivity.

Just one example of this is the oft repeated mantra of the costs of sheltering and supporting asylum seekers. This, of course, is something of a myth as all that has actually happened is that taxpayers' money is being spent within Sweden and most (probably over 80%) is recycled into the Swedish economy via Kommunes, increased employment, services and accommodation companies. In previously economically depressed areas this has been a substantial benefit. In effect asylum seekers have diverted money that could probably have been spent abroad (as for example the billions spent in Afghanistan that gets lost in a corrupt system) into the home economy. The OECD,IMF,Bloombergs all support and show that the GDP of Sweden since 2014 has benefited greatly from this re-orientating of taxpayers' funding.

As Sweden heads towards it’s next election, the governing party can reap the benefits of this GDP growth, a growth at one point even twice that of Germany.

However, the greatest and most profound of all the changes usually quoted are the ‘cultural changes’, the desire to keep a culture that is the hallmark of a country, albeit that the internet age has dramatically changed most cultures. Here, the asylum seekers have created little substantial change, slightly different habits, misunderstood religious views, have all played a part in influencing slightly the cultural landscape.Indeed, it may be observed that over the decades most refugees and asylum seekers have adjusted to the higher standards of freedom and better standards of life and celebrate the treasure of such a system living peaceful, hard working and decent lives.

By far the greatest and most disturbing of the changes that have occurred have come from within the culture. Here I refer to the subjugation of judicial and bureaucratic standards in order to meet political objectives. Asylum seekers can carry no blame for the inadequacies, inaccuracies and downright deceptions that have been revealed under the strain of trying to cope with a difficult problem

We do not defend our culture by surrendering our standards of decency, fair play and judicial integrity in the face of a problem. We do not defend our culture by demeaning those institutions which have been the foundations of this democracy.

The asylum seeker problem has clearly shown that our culture was not as most thought it to be.

When we look in a mirror we cannot blame the mirror for what we see

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Open letter to Jenny Sonesson–Göteborgs Posten

You write: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S) visited Svenljunga, where he was attended by # vistårinteut, advocating an amnesty for unaccompanied young people. On the question of how he looked at the organization's requirements, the head of government was clear: "I do not share that view. Now we have another regulatory framework in place. You can apply for asylum in Sweden, but if you get a no, then it's no. If we do not have that scheme, then we have no more orderly migration policy anymore " (AB 10/11).

(I presume he is here referring to post November 2015 regulations)

You then write: “Those who follow the rules are expelled, those who refuse and enlisted by loud activists are rewarded”.

So, if following the rules is your main criteria, then what of the following:

1. Where Migrationsverket have not followed the rules, shall you expel those persons guilty of it?

2. Where a ‘court’ (so called) has not followed the normal rules of juris prudence, shall you expel the judge and the officers of that court.

3. To where will you expel the people of Sweden (for the government is the people) when they have not followed the rules they helped create since 1951, and many many times since then have confirmed?

4. Shall you also expel the Migration and Taxation authorities who have denied personummer registration to EU citizens for as long as 10 years – in clear breach of the rules within the EU?


Before the pot calls the kettle black, it should look in a mirror!

(NB. I am not here defending those who seek to cheat the system in any way, however, there are many clear cut cases where the child was under 18 upon arrival in this country and was entitled, according to the promises given by this society, to protection and asylum leading to residency. Politically favourable ‘assessment’ of risk areas in the world,that are not confirmed by reality,are not excusable in this scenario).

forget standards

how to lose respect…

ScD - MP S window dressing



actually, it is neither party who have won out. Both have agreed to another ‘window dressing operation’ that is effectively meaningless to most indisputably under-18’s who came here prior to November 2015, believing the promises of the Swedish government and people. This proposal is essentially the July 2017 law V.2, except that the 2017 law did not seem to apply to Afghans because ‘’Afghanistan has safe areas’ so the Migration Agency held.

Great that better border controls are now in place and other European countries will be accepting a fair share quota system for these asylum seekers in the future. Fantastic that Sweden has spent billions in Afghanistan since 2001 to try and build a viable nation there (with very little result).  Great that the Swedish taxpayer has invested in these young people (though most of that investment actually went back into Swedish pockets) *, not so great that deportations, arrests and ‘imprisonments in holding centres’ will still continue. Yes, deportations to the violently sick land of Afghanistan that the Migration Agency still considers to be a safe place!

And this proposed new law  will not come into effect until the summer of 2018. This is effectively a continued ‘prison sentence’ for those who have had any semblance of freedom taken away whilst in Sweden and risk arrest and deportation. But hey, this might be good training for when they get back to Afghanistan, for it’s pretty similar there thanks to the Taliban, huh?


* We were approached a number of times in 2016 to use our studio building to house asylum seekers. The amount offered was in excess of SeK. 1600,- per day per person. So just guess how much Kommunes, private businesses, have been receiving.

deer–vestre silen

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

feed us please in the cold weather

bird feed cold

click the pic for the short video

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

a little warming goes a long way

compassion's candle

Cold Sweden?

An interesting development in the scenario concerning under 18 asylum seekers, where the minority parties, Environment Party, Centre Party, Left Party that form the alliance allowing the Social Democrat party to rule – have pushed the government into a crisis. Essentially, the crisis deals with the situation, emphasized by the European Council, of the delays and inconsistencies in dealing with asylum applications where these have extended beyond 15 months.

The proposed solution yesterday is a new law to take effect in summer 2018 if it passes through the Parliament.

The interesting question is why the delay tactic when a law was introduced in June/July 2017 that adequately meets the requirements if properly applied?

This 2017 law, however, did not seem to apply to under age Afghan asylum seekers because, despite all the continuing international evidence to the contrary, Sweden’s Migration ministry maintained that there were safe areas in Afghanistan. So safe that the Taliban now control more of the country than they have since 2001, so safe that the International Red Cross report no place is safe in Afghanistan, so safe that the USA has tripled it’s bombing so far in 2017 compared with 2014 (which is when most of the Afghan asylum seeker surge began).


Little wonder that Nietzsche said as follows:


nietzsche-cold state

Sunday, November 26, 2017

accountability standards are better at home

The Swedish taxpayer has spent billions in the last decade, ‘investing’ in Afghanistan. As you will see below, it’s not always going where it should go. Spending here in Sweden on Asylum seekers, where 70-80% of the money is paid to Swedish Kommunes, employees, backup services, is probably a better ‘investment’

wasted money on schools AFGHanistan

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

complacency kills

erosion of standards - Copy

a slippery slope

lovfen-opinions don't matter

the definition of ‘safe’ seems very flexible

Why is it that all the independent evidence shows that Afghanistan is not a safe place to be…and yet there are some who try to tell us it is?

triple bombs afgh

Friday, November 17, 2017

People first?

The Swedish Prime Minister (Social Democrat Party) says ‘we should put people in the first room’ to the EU leaders at the Gothenburg Conference currently taking place

lovefen satta peeps


there’s a video to watch about this ‘spend at home’ scenario – a brilliant plan from the Social Democrats, turning a tragedy into a triumph (well, that’s the theory)

You can watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/243205559

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A nation that keeps it’s promises…is truly a respected nation

It appears that majority public opinion is now starting to get the message across: Sweden has promised repeatedly since 1951...and will keep it's promises. This is the Sweden the world respects.


Vaxjo Odforande

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

am I my brother’s keeper?

In the continuing debate about Sweden and Afghan asylum seekers, we need to know the full truth about our non-compliance with International Law…and what we condemn people to.

People who came in search of a life worth living and believed we had freedom, democracy and last, but most important, JUSTICE


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clcik the picture to go to the full article

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/10/afghanistan-victims-of-a-horrific-month-of-violence-must-get-justice/

Monday, October 30, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Swedish air

Over 60% of the land mass of Sweden is forested…..that’s a lot of trees…and a lot of oxygen

tree air

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stockholm a very safe city

Now that’s interesting considering all the hype about increased crime, huh?

https://www.thelocal.se/20171013/stockholm-worlds-eighth-safest-city-study-cyber

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

UN speech on Migrants

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click the picture to hear this short speech from the General Secretary of the United Nations

Monday, October 02, 2017

re-post reminder

fate of humankind


Any objective viewing of post WW2 Europe confirms this truth. Any viewing of the core standards of millenials today confirms this truth.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Gothenburg–planning for the future

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click the first pic to go to Traffikverkets video (with english subtitles)

But not everyone is in favour


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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

our local town..a.. popular tourist area

just click the pic to see the video


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Beautiful memories Master Class

Dalsland is an incredibly beautiful area. In our little kommune (population under 10,000) with an area of 1059 square kilometres (408 sq.miles)

we have 399 lakes bigger than 1 hectare.

There are many from other countries who have holiday homes here and it is an area that attracts many tourists every year.

So in my small country area we have Norwegians, Germans,Dutch,English, and on special occasions we celebrate together.

Here, celebrating the 70th birthdays of 2 treasured Dutch friends:

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Did you know….pc games?

Did you know that the export of computer games from Sweden (99% of which are exported) means that

such exports are now worth almost as much as the export of iron ore from Sweden? 


Talk about culture change, huh?

iron ore-pc games

an amazing place to visit..

Vasa record


via thelocal.se

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