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  • For First Time in History, Atheism Overtakes Religious Faith in Norway

    01/16/2018 9:46:30 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 26 replies
    Salon Magazine has called Norway one of the “eight best countries to be an atheist,” along with Sweden, Denmark, Japan and the Czech Republic, suggesting that Norway’s “socially just government” has effectively taken the place of God for many Norwegians. In 2012, Norway eliminated Lutheranism as the official state church. “The Evangelical Lutheran religion will no longer be the state’s official religion,” parliament wrote in a statement, which meant that the church would receive public financing “on par with other religious and belief-based societies.” Norway’s decline in religiosity has been constant. A year ago the number of Norwegian atheists equaled...
  • Alert called off at Copenhagen U.S. Embassy after object found to be harmless

    01/10/2018 4:42:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 10 January 2018 16:53 CET+01:00
    A suspicious package found near the Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen on Wednesday proved to be harmless. Police in the city have now removed a temporary cordon in the area of the Østerbro neighborhood around the embassy premises, reports Ritzau. Earlier on Wednesday, police were dispatched after receiving a report of what was described as a “suspicious situation” near the embassy. Army bomb disposal technicians and the Fire Service were also called to the scene. After bomb disposal experts investigated the package that had given rise to the suspicion, police confirmed that it had not been found to...
  • The Missing Dane: “Killing Europe”

    10/05/2017 8:18:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 5 Oct, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Michael Hansen, a.k.a. “The Missing Dane”, came to America fifteen years ago from Denmark. He recently returned to Europe to make a documentary about the changes that have occurred since he left. The result is a 90-minute film called Killing Europe, which takes a hard look at all the cultural enrichment that has produced Modern Multicultural Europe. From the notes for the trailer: Terrorist attacks, riots, and gang rapes are striking at the very foundations of Europe. This is the story of a Danish expatriate and his quest to uncover the growing issues within the European society he left fifteen...
  • Danish populists' curfew plan for ghettos faces cross-aisle criticism

    01/06/2018 9:43:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 5 January 2018 13:45 CET+01:00
    Politicians on the left and right of Denmark’s parliament have distanced themselves from a proposal by the populist Danish People’s Party (DF) to impose a curfew on youths living in socially marginalized areas. Two prominent names in the libertarian Liberal Alliance party, a partner in the right-wing coalition government, publicly criticized a proposal by DF to introduce a curfew for young people in areas considered to be ‘ghettos’. The DF proposal is one of seven made in response to Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s New Year speech declaration that he wants to tackle social issues related to underprivileged areas. Liberal...
  • Denmark’s embassy to stay in Tel Aviv: foreign minister

    12/10/2017 10:48:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 7 December 2017 10:21 CET+01:00
    Denmark will not follow the example of the United States and move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem following US president Donald Trump’s controversial announcement on Wednesday, foreign minister Anders Samuelsen has confirmed. “Jerusalem’s status is one of the most sensitive areas in a peace agreement. The Danish government therefore believes that Jerusalem’s status should be a shared capital for two states, unless the two parts agree differently. That was our position before, and it still is,” Samuelsen said in a written statement to news agency Ritzau. “The government has therefore no plans to move the Danish...
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • I Went to Jail for Leaving my Baby Outside a Restaurant

    11/26/2017 6:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2017 | Raquel Laneri
    Twenty years after going to jail for leaving her baby in a stroller outside a New York City restaurant, Anette Sørensen is ready to set the record straight. Anette Sorensen in 1997.Don Halasy In 2012, she published a novel based on the “traumatizing” experience, “A Worm in the Apple” in her native Denmark, and she has just launched a Kickstarter fund to get it translated into English. “It’s a way of getting back what I never got,” said Sørensen, who feels she was treated unfairly by the city and the press and didn’t get to tell her side of the...
  • Aarhus man gets prison sentence for making bomb in basement [Somali citizen; Denmark]

    11/17/2017 5:54:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 16 November 2017 16:22 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by Denmark’s High Court for making and possessing a bomb. Somalian citizen Libaan Ahmed Warsame has also been sentenced with conditional deportation from Denmark. He was found guilty of making and storing a bomb in the basement of an apartment building on the Peter Fabers Vej residential street in Aarhus. The device was discovered by a resident in the building in October 2016, and the area was closed off for several areas as armed police evacuated the block and arrested Warsame. A bomb disposal unit was...
  • US withdrawal will not stop Paris Agreement: Danish PM Rasmussen

    11/14/2017 7:09:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 14 November 2017 12:14 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Denmark and other countries are determined to see through the 2015 Paris climate agreement, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said as environment ministers from 190 countries met in the German city of Bonn on Tuesday at the UN’s COP23 climate summit. Much of the discussion at the summit will revolve around US President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this year that his country — which the world’s second-largest carbon dioxide emissions — would pull out of the December 2015 agreement. But other countries are determined to see the agreement through, regardless of the message sent by the United States, according...
  • Danish wind turbine giant blown off course by cloudy outlook

    11/09/2017 6:45:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 9 November 2017 11:49 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Shares in Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, tumbled more than 17 percent Thursday after the Danish firm tweaked its annual outlook and its quarterly net profit slid. At 8:30 GMT, its shares were down 17.3 percent to 436.1 kroner (€58.60), in a market down 1.9 percent overall. Net profit fell 18 percent in the third quarter to €253 million, while sales slid 5.5 percent to €2.7 billion. The operating profit margin, which excludes exceptional items, dropped two percentage points from the same period last year to 12.9 percent. […] Vestas’ shares already tumbled 11 percent last Friday after...
  • Foreigners should not be allowed to run in Danish local elections: DF

    11/08/2017 8:47:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 8 November 2017 15:38 CET+01:00 | Michael Barrett
    Denmark’s nationalist Danish People’s Party (Dansk Folkeparti, DF) wants to change rules to prevent foreign citizens from running in municipal and regional elections. Parliament will on Thursday open discussion of a proposal by the party to introduce rules requiring non-Danish citizens to pass an extended Danish language test before being approved to run in the elections, TV2 reported on Wednesday. Opposition MPs and an international candidate in the 2017 regional elections have voiced their opposition to DF’s stance. Martin Henriksen, immigration spokesperson with DF, told TV2 that his party would prefer Danish citizens only to run in the elections. With...
  • 15 percent of Copenhagen’s eligible voters are non-Danish citizens: report

    11/03/2017 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 2 November 2017 14:24 CET+01:00 | Michael Barrett
    An analysis has revealed that as many as 15 percent of Copenhagen residents eligible to vote in Denmark’s upcoming municipal and regional elections are citizens of countries other than Denmark. The report, published by Copenhagen-based thinktank Tænketanken Europa, also shows that EU citizens alone make up eight percent of the non-Danish citizens eligible to vote in Copenhagen. Citizens of other EU countries plus Norway and Iceland, as well as other non-Danish nationals who have lived in the country for three years or more prior to the election, are all eligible to participate in the November 21st municipal and regional polls....
  • Danish immigration minister escorted from deportation center as tensions boil over

    11/03/2017 8:09:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 3 November 2017 16:57 CET+01:00 | Michael Barrett
    Denmark’s minister for Immigration and Integration, Inger Støjberg, was hastily evacuated from the Sjælsmark deportation center for rejected asylum seekers after tensions escalated during a tense visit to the facility. Støjberg was escorted from the center by security guards after an incident while she was visiting the center, reports broadcaster DR. The minister was at the Sjælsmark deportation center as part of filming for the broadcaster’s 21 Søndag current affairs program, according to the report. Red-Green Alliance MP Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen was also at the center in connection with the program. The group had visited a family accommodated at the facility...
  • Danish pension funds criticized over Tesla investments

    10/25/2017 9:27:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 25 October 2017 10:15 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Eight Danish pension funds have been criticized after investing over 140 million kroner (€19 million) in US electric car giant Tesla. The investments, details of which were published by media Ugebrevet A4, have been censured due to Tesla’s policy of banning unions along with its reputation for low wages and high incidence of workplace accidents, reports news agency Ritzau. “The way I see it, the pension funds ought to withdraw from a company that oppresses its employees and forbids unions,” job market researcher Henning Jørgensen, a professor at Aalborg University, told Ugebrevet A4. “This is a question of withdrawing as...
  • Denmark: 52-year-old woman convicted of sex with refugee children

    A 52-year-old woman in Denmark has been sentenced to three months conditional sentence after having sex with a 17-year-old boy in the asylum-Residence where she worked, NSD report.
  • For smarter shipbuilding, Canada should look to Denmark

    10/23/2017 7:26:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    MACLEAN'S ^ | October 23, 2017 | Ken Hansen
    An Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate. (Odense Maritime Technology) Ken Hansen, who retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 2009 at the rank of Commander, is an independent defence analyst and owner of Hansen Maritime Horizons. He is a member of the Science Advisory Committee for Atlantic Oceans Research Enterprise, and a contributor to the Security Affairs Committee for the Royal United Services Institute. When it was first announced in 2011, Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy immediately became the most expensive capital procurement in the history of the country. Initially estimated to cost $38.6 billion, the 25-year plan more than doubles the amount...
  • A Visit to Tivoli: There's something terribly rotten in the state of Denmark.

    10/20/2017 9:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/20/2017 | Bruce Bawer
    Smack dab in the center of Copenhagen is an amusement park called Tivoli. First opened in 1843, it's a special place. I always found Disneyland agitating, garish, and strangely disturbing – big and sprawling and fake and always insanely crowded, not just an amusement park but something more like a would-be alternate reality where you're condemned to the hell of spending eternity queued up for some two-minute diversion surrounded by shrieking, ill-mannered children. (I've so far managed to avoid visiting Disney World.) Tivoli's not like that. It's like a Japanese garden, modest and charming and meticulously put together. There's a...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • NBC’s Today Finds the Secret to Happiness: Socialism!

    10/16/2017 1:25:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 16, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday, NBC’s Today finally discovered the elusive secret to happiness – European-style socialism. While taking a bicycle tour of Copenhagen with National Geographic’s Dan Buettner, correspondent Cynthia McFadden proclaimed: “For 40 years Denmark has ranked as one of the happiest places on Earth....the Danes make life less stressed and more joyful.” How you might ask? The reporter explained: “Here, no job is less than any other....[garbage man] Alan Christensen works just five hours a day, but earns the same as a school teacher.” Buettner proclaimed: “Ambition is not celebrated. No matter what you do, you’re no better than anybody...
  • Failed asylum seekers traveling from Germany pose terror threat, claims Denmark

    10/15/2017 5:07:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal,dk ^ | 13 October 2017 11:22 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    The Danish government announced on Thursday that it was extending controls at its border with Germany. In a letter to the EU, Copenhagen cited the security risk posed by people fleeing deportation orders south of the border. “The large number of illegal migrants and rejected asylum seekers who are awaiting deportation in Germany are a real security threat,” the Danish government wrote in a letter to the EU justifying the decision to extend border controls. There is “a risk that terror groups will take advantage of their precarious situation,” the letter stated. The Danish government implemented border controls in January...