Monday, June 4, 2012

Italian Fear for Rascists!

In the Swedish newspaper SvD (Swe link) they write about the Italian fotball player Mario Balotelli who is the big question if he will play in European Championship in Fotball. If he is subjected to racism, he leaves the plan immediately and goes home. He don't tolerate racism. Now coach Cesare Prandelli is supporting Balotelli to stay in the European Championship, by saying he will leave the bench andwalk out on the pitch if it happens. The team is also supporting Balotelli because he is a good player and very very important. The Italian team talked in a press conference last Thursday and said that they will help him with problems and if they sing racist songs. The group who Italy is playing in is C where SpainCroatia, and Ireland also plays. Italy will be staying in a hotel in Krakow (Poland).

According to the Telegraph he said it after hearing warnings from Sol Campbell in a BBC program about violence in football. Ukraine and Poland reacted strongly and disliked what he said.

My opinion is clear here.

I believe that Poland will do a good job in protecting everybody against rascists. I've been there and seen how helpful they are and trust them. One thing they can't protect against is that after hearing Balotelli saying like that surely some people will sing rascistic songs if they are on the edge to loose playing with Italy!
To understand this you only have to look at Sweden. That is a safe country, but anyway there are rascists there that say studipd things. For example did the party secretary in Sverigedemokraterna, Björn Söder, say "Sweden?" (Swe link) on his facebook page when Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 (Read more on this post). Sweden had a singer those parents were born in Morocco, and the party have a lot of people from the old Neo-nazist party among their voters. If Sweden has dirty among their "top" politicians, then it is no wonder if it happens to be some in Poland too. That is no excuse, we all have to proceed fighting for the equal rights for everybody.

Ukraine, on the other hand, I doubt will be able to protect the players and audiance against rascists. Why? Because if they can't protect their own ex-premier minister and democratic fighter, Tymoshenko, against the dictator and a seven years long time in prison, why should they want to protect foreigners?Also by listening to people in Romania makeing me doubt. When I was going to travell by car from the north of Romania to Poland I was told it was unsafe to drive past Ukraine, although I would save 400 kilometers. I was told stories about cars being stoped by the police and robbed and other things. Well, I doubt in Ukraine, but we will see. Time will tell.

Lets hope that the players dare to fight un-democratic powers in the world by telling that Ukraine is a dictatorship and that they should releaseTymoshenko, just like Loreen dared in Azerbaijan!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Loreen and freedom of speach

Lorren won over silicon valleys!
Loreen won also in daring to speak in a dictature!
Loreen won over racism!
Lorren won over the male oppression ofwomen!

Eurovision Song Contest

Her song has been heard all over. It specific sound touched a whole continent. She won with more than 100 points, close to the ESC record. Just to listen to it makes a lot of people shiver. When she sang it in a slow tempo at Hötorget in Stockholm to celebrate the victory she touched all the thousands of people who traveled there just to see her.
She won a fair victory!

Silicon valleys

A lot of the women at the contest where dressed to show their bodies, here Greece. They looked nice, indeed, but how many of them had made their breasts bigger to look prettier? I don't know, but a few I guess (I do not think Eleftheria has done it, she is just an example of dressing and showing the body). How many had done plastic surgery to look better? It did not help, because Sweden had Loreen. She did not flash her breast, and she were not ashamed that they are not so very big- they are natural. Her face was natural too, everything exept her hair seems to be natural, but I might be wrong.
Loreen won for the sake of the natural woman!

Loreen and dictatures

Loreen was the only participant who dared to question the dictature in the country by visiting democracy-organisations. When she was questioned about it, some tried to say she was doing it against the rules the Swedish leader Christer Björkman said she was doing it on her spare time.
She won the democratic fight that no one else dared to fight (except a Norwegian comedian who were abused by the airport guards when leaving the county, but he was not participating)

Loreen and racism

When winning for Sweden she also won for all the people that have moved to this country to live here as Swedish citizens. She won as the voice of all the people in Sweden, except for the extreme right nazi-friendly groups like Sverigedemokraterna those party secretary, Björn Söder wrote “Sweden?” on his facebook page when she won. 
She also won by hugging a dark colored man, Ausben Jordan, in the dance. That dance shows that the color of the skin doesn't matter.
Loreen won over anti-democratic racists.

Loreen and oppression of women

By visiting womens organisations in Azerbaijan she lifted up the oppression of women in the country and in Islam. She also talked about her cousin who was forced to marry (Swe link) a 25 years older man when she was 13 years old in Morocco. A terrible action by a society who do not care about the women but only the man. Here are some statistics.
She really showed the last victory in the dance at ESC by in the end force the man to the ground. I really liked that metamorphose.
Loreen won a victory for the oppressed women. Let us all help those women to a better life. Let us all help the poor girls who are in that terrible situation. Let us do everything to stop men act like they did towards the cousin of Loreen or the sisters Nadia and Zana in the autobiography Sold: Story ofmodern-day slavery.

Loreen won for everyone who cares about a better world!   

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

To Be Or Not To Be a Teacher

Yesterday I heard from an old friend that he too had left the work as a teacher. It came as a chock. How can a well educated and popular teacher like him quit before the semester is over to start working in the local grocery store, with meat?

What I know the school he worked on is quite calm compared to a lot of schools in towns. When asked he answered: “Now I will not have to work when I am free from the job, and if I work some evenings and weekends I will anyway have the same salary as before...” (great salaries for teachers in Sweden!)

What is happening in Sweden? I know my story (and you too soon), but all these good teachers leaving the school like the rats jumping from the sinking ship. I will just mention two more before my story: One music teacher became a church musician (nice change) while one who became retired started to work as a sub in her old school, saying “now I only have to do the fun part-have lessons- all the other things, the so called paperwork that took all the time from the real work is gone. This is the real work for a teacher”. I can't agree more with her!

Now my story:

I also felt that I spent more and more time doing work that was administrative and not teaching. I used to tell my friends that when I started working as a teacher I had time to sit and plan my lessons and help as a sub when somebody was sick (up to 4 lessons/week). I also got extra paid for that.

After 15 years I still had to be a sub when someone was ill, but due to new rules that the union had approved all over Sweden we were not paid for this, but forced to do it. The planing had to be done during the “home working time”! Now I also had to do other things like much more paper works to “protect the school from being accused to not follow the rules” and “check if the students had any diagnosis” and... these where the reason why my friend quit and now works at ICA superstore.

I worked anyway until one day I was threatened during a student trip in the forest were we where supposed to sleep that I should “live as this was my last day”. The trip was canceled during the evening and I made a report to the police. I was told that they can do nothing because the girl was under 15 years old (she was 14). The head master did what he could, but according to the law in Sweden the girl did not have to move to another school unless she said yes to the place he wanted to give to her (her parents said “No!”).
So I had to work in a classroom were it was a student who knew I could do nothing when she were messing and disturbing the other students.
Some weeks later she really were messing during a math test. She was playing games, with the sound on, on her cellphone! She was told by me to put it away, and I got the answer “soon”. When I came back I said “according to the law I am allowed to take your cellphone if you are disturbing others with it, so pleas put it away.”. “No”, she said. “Then I will take it now”, I replied and put my hand on the cell. What happened then was like in a dream.
She hold tightly in her cell and leaned fast forward and bit my hand. I was in shock and just looked at my hand and said loud:”You bit me”, then I walked out from the room. I do not remember what happened with the test.
Once again I called the police and the headmaster and my colleges gave me all their support. I signed of and was home psychically down. It is called “sick leave”. I did not have any strength left to work in that kind of situation. The doctor said it was no good to return. (The girl stayed in the class and the police did nothing again., and the headmaster could nothing do, more than try to insert extra resources in the class-but he lost me. He did what he could for me!)

What to do? Stay home and be “sick” approved by a doctor, although you don't feel sick or do as my former colleges above?

I did nothing of that. Instead I started to study again to become an engineer. I have great study buddies and gets a great education, but the cost is high: I need to take new student loans (the way it works in Sweden) and it costs the society too to. It is a crazy situation, but now I enjoy my life.

Will I ever come back to school as a teacher?

Good question. I love teaching, I really do!!! and I am a great teacher (according to my other students, not that girl). The problem is that even the law is against the teachers in Sweden.
Under 15, nothing happens
over 15... according to a court decision recently students are allowed to hit the teacher “a little bit”, because the teacher profession should be looked upon as the police profession according to Aftonbladet (Swe link). “!on kcuF” (invert it). They never gave me a course in self defense. I am a teacher, and as long as the students have the right to beat the teachers I will not come back.

If Sweden are supposed to be one of the best countries in the world in education the government and the opposition have to do something drastic, else there will be no teachers any more.

Poor all the wonderful children!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Priests, Women and Dogs

In todays paper Aftonbladet it is written about a priest who treated his six dogs terrible. He was fined and the dogs got a better house. The preast also lost his job as a priest because he has got a too bad reputation after this, says a church layer in the congregation in Stockholm. This could be a nice end of a terrible story. I think that the church acted correct.

Why am I then upset?
For me some dogs life is not as important as humans. I thought that the Swedish church had the same opinion. After a very fast search on google you'll easy find sex abuses in the Catholic church (I've written about it before here), but some priests in the churches in Sweden also makes that kind of things. It is the punishment that I get upset for:
Sveriges Radio wrote 2003 about a priest who beat a boy. He was fined 5 000 Skr, but were allowed to proceed to work as a priest (well, after being a teacher I might understand that you can be outrageuos in some situations, so maybe that was correct by the church)
What is more upseting is what Aftonbladet wrote in February 2012 about a priest that has been sexually abusing several teenagers during long time (known since 2009), but he has got a "time to think about it while he still is allowed to work as a priest". (for example he forced a girl to have oral sex with him in the room for Anglican devotion!) This is a scandal!

I understand Angelica Karlsson who wrote in Aftonbladet 2009 that it is dangerous that persons accused for sexual crimes are investigated in the churches own "courts". That makes it more likely that sex-criminals are still working with our children. When it is like that you will not feel safe to send your child alone there. The article is about a priest who doesn't deny that he had a sexual relation with a student, but the church did not send case to the police.

I care for the animals, but when the church seems to care more for the dogs and their priest than for their "lambs" then it is outrageuos!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Oh my Science (God?)

You won't belive it. A socialist that is arguing aganist humanism, atheism and critical thinking. What I have learned about the dialectica and Karl Marx religion is just an invention to supress people.

The socialist paper Aftonbladet (Swe link) has on its debate-page an aricle written by Katrine Kielos. She seems to think that the organisation Humanisterna shall fight with the economical system instead of figthing homeopathy, religious oppression and discrimination because "the money-system has costed much more than the religion"...

If we look at the suffering and what happened in the Americas and still going on, just as an example, I see worse things with the religions than the economical system. But that is of no importance here. The Humanisterna  is an organisation with one goal and that is working towards their things and nothing else. If you want to work with that, well enter a political party...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Trubble among muslims in Sweden!

There is an update in the end.
Yesterday a Swedish program was broadcasted in the Swedish television about what the Imams are saying when they do not know the society are listening. It was Uppdrag Granskning (Swe link) who wanted to examine that by sending out two women in niqab, and with a hidden camera, to ask what they shall do because their husbands have taken a new wife, are beating them and forcing them to have sex. All three things are illegal in Sweden (and both of the women are true believers in Islam).
One, I repeat only One Imam told them to go to the police because you shall never beat your wife.
The rest were not so very good... (some of them said a little bit good things too)

The main mosque in Sweden, the one in the center of Stockholm, where one of the worse! "Even if your husband is beating you and has go another wife you got to have sex with him, and you shall not go to the police because then it is problems . They will put him in jail!" That means that he knew it is illegal to beat but he says she must accept it. I wonder if He, the Imam, a holy person (?) would accept to be beaten and forced to have sex. Don´t think so.. (But he is a man, or?)

In six of the ten mosques the Imams tells the woman they must have sex with their husband, according to the quran. The only times they may say "No!" is when they are ill or have got the period.

Where are the womens rights?
A friend of me said in Facebook "throw the bastards (Imams) out from the country, they have no right to treat the women in that way. I said "No". If we throw them out from Sweden we will just move the problem to another country and their women. (when he said to the moon I accepted, because as far as I know no women are living there)

According to Helena Benaouda (Swe link), the leader of  "Sveriges muslimska råd" (The Swedish muslim council) they know there "have been" a problem with some volunteer imams, but that is because some mosques do not have so much money. Hey, Helena what planet are you from? (I know you are born Swedish and this is your country) All these mosques gets money from the state or their countys (written in the link), and most of them gets money from ex Saudi Arabia. They have well educated Imams (the mosque in Stockholm has it most certenly). And you try to say they are not educated? And tries to make it sound like the government in Sweden do not give you enough money? Wake up! (try to say something to help the muslims instead, because right now people only thinks about who is your daugthers husband, Munir Awad, and thinks it is because of that you have strange opinions...)

Some muslims in Sweden says the program was not good to show because it only makes the islamophobia worse, and helps the racists. Hmm, who helps the racists here? Isn´t it the Imams living in a time that should only be remembered in One thousand ond one night's? As long as people calling themselves muslims and treat their women in this way that religion will have problems in Europe. When they live as a lot of my muslim friends it is no problem.

Finally: When I saw the look in the 12 years old girl in a suburb to Stockholm walking with her hijab looking at her former classmate, my 12 years old daugther, I felt bad. You could see in her eyes she did not have the hijab because of something between her and Allah. It was her parents forcing her to have it probably because they did not the men to look at her as a sexual object. They have not understood the words in the quran, then... (according to the Imam in the muslim school I worked at four years ago.)
The day after the program there was a debate about it in the same chanal.
According to aftonbladet (Swe link) three muslim women had a hard time during the debate. They did not get enought of time to speak, and they where interupted by the men who were rising their voices (very usual to do when you have no core in what you say... try to shut the mouth of the opponent). It ended with the three brave women leaving the studio. They told aftonbladet that "Islam is not a women suppresing religion" and "the men are bad representants for islam".
I agree with the women, but unfortunately their wholy book says a little too much about women... the men wants to read those parts to be able to be kings in their house, but it should be read as those parts in the Bible are read (in Sweden anyway, not in the christian right och catholic church): "It is history and should be so too"

According to DN (Swe link) it is usual that the women do not get any support from the imams. "Many imams gets a work (in a mosque) as family councils, and then they get power in a social work they are not educated in. Then they might answer according to their religiuos moral", a scientist working with islam says.
And I say "a so called religious moral is nothing worth when it hurts and kills people", I know that it is written in sura 4 verse 34 and 38 that the man must take care of the woman economically, and that he has the right to in the last instance beat her if she is not behaving, but that is just a book written by a man to other men to try to suppress the women (but he did it better for the women by the standards of that time). Now it is time to see that we are equal in everything-same intelligence (but in my eyes it seems that a lot of men called imams are less..), same kinds of feelings and same rights according to the only law that is just- the law of the country and not a silly religios law.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wikipedia lecture

Today I made my first lecture about Wikipedia and Wikimedia for app. 40 high school students from Borlänge.
Great audiance, great questions and fun to inform about this subject.

I wrote about this to another page in Swedish, and therefor I will publish that on this page too, also in Swedish. Hope my English speaking audience understand why.

Den tionde maj gjorde jag mitt första offentliga framträdande som Wikimedia-ambassadör.
Helixgymnasiets IT-program i Borlänge hade frågat om någon med kunskap om Wikipedia skulle kunna ställa upp och berätta om Wikipedia.

Jag tyckte det lät intressant att få göra det och anmälde mig frivilligt. Enda problemet som jag såg det var att hitta lokaler att vara i. Efter att ha frågat på en högskola som har IT-inriktade utbildningar och fått ett nekande svar kontaktade jag en annan IT-inriktad skola som utan omsvep sa ja till att upplåta lokal och teknik till mig. Detta resulterade i att Gymnasiet först var på information i Kista under förmiddagen och sedan åkte till Globen och DiStra skola Syd  för att höra mig.

Det var en tapper skara på ca 40 elever från årskurs två som kom och lyssnade intresserat och ställde bra frågor. De fick en ordentlig genomgång av hela Wikimedias verksamhet med utgångspunkt från en liten uppsats jag skrev inför detta tillfället, som skall ligga som grund för fler tillfällen.

Jag höll på i cirka en timmes tid att prata engagerat om neutralitet, netikett, glädje i att vara med och skriva, fotografering, klotter och att lita på vads om står skrivet. Nu får vi se om det blir en ökning av Wikipedianer i Borlänge.

Tack Helixgymnasiet för en trevlig publik.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Douglas Adams Correct?

The year of 1979 Douglas Adams wrote the first part of his trilogy in five parts(!), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In the chapter six a man prooves that God does not exist by using logic. He does it like this (link to the source with more fun quotas):

"The argument goes something like this: 'I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.'
"'But,' says Man, 'the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED.'
"'Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.

If he had lived now he would have said: "What did I tell you!" If you read the Chicago Tribunes article Thinking can undermine religious faith, study finds it really seems as he is correct: People that are thinking more logical and not with their guts (?) are more eager to be sceptical and then a lot of the belives disappear in a cloud of logic. Logic, isn't it?

The original article, Analytic Thinking Promotes Religiuos Disbelief was published in the Science Magasin.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


The Swedish paper DN wrote 18 of Aprill about "many wrong facts in articles about companies on Wikipedia". What a pity they, the paper, did not do their research correct. Swedish Wikimedia answered on their blogg (in Swedish) about all the wrong things the reporter Clas Svahn wrote. Of course no corrections or excuses...

One other group at once liked that article and wrote themselves on their blogg (Swedish link) how Wikipedia and the admins are deleting things written by experts. That group was the homeopathy-likers.

As an admin on Swedish Wikipedia I answered that they are welcome to write in the articles. If the do not use sources that use scientific methods to prove it will of course be deleted. Wikipedia is a place you shall not write lies on. The blogg seems to refuse to let my comment be visible, therefor I write it here.

What both the homeopaths and the companies must know is that Wikipedia is not a place for advertising and writing untrue things. We are not censoring facts that you dislike, but are true. If you try to erase it we put it back (and you think we do not listen to you and then we can see that in DN!!!).

Welcome everyone to write, but do not forget good sources!

(Update: And please anyone who is an expert on homeopathy, can you try to win the one milion dollar price James Randi talks about in this link? And prove he is wrong about homeopathy, after 12 minutes? I doubt you'll succeed, but if so I am sure you'll get an own article on Wikipedia)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sweden censoring on internet!

I am trying to make the Swedish government to change their censoring laws on aerial photographies. This is one of my assignments for Wikimedia Sverige.

It is an interesting law. The Swedish army must approve all photos taken from the air before they are allowed to be spread on the internet, but the law is only valid for Swedish citizens and if you didn't know about it you'll not get fined (Link to law in Swedish)! If a non-Swedish citizen put the photo on internet the law can do nothing. As you probably understands the law was made before the internet revolution, and now it is time to change it to fit the society of today.
How toothless the law is you might see by searching on the Swedish map and compare with the non-Swedish Google maps. To avoid breaking the law I use a link to a Swedish paper, IDG, scroll down to the picture. Here you see the same spot on the map. It is the FRA-headquarter in Stockholm, the difference is clear. Someone is censoring the internet! If the strange powers are not capable to see the difference here and find the secret place, then they are not allowed to be called powers.

I think it is time for Sweden to step into the 21th century, and change it to not let others make fun of us. According to this paper from 2009 the army itself think it is a silly law and wants to get rid of it-but as long as it is there they have to follow it.

Update: I did not my research correct. The article above is from 2009, and after that they have "cut of" the imaginary forest on the Swedish maps. Now you can see it on this place (FRA in Stockholm), but how about other places in the country...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Google censoring Google street view

In the paper edition of DN I read about a man who had seen a well equipped cherubs on a house in Stockholm when he was out walking one day. He wanted to show it for his wife and opened Google streetview by editing : Norrbackagatan 22, 113 41 Stockholm, Stockholms län on the wall you can only see two gray blurred circles. He was astonished and looked at the same place (Norrbackagatan 22, 113 41 Stockholm) with There he could show his wife the picture. Another blogger read the paper too. He checked an address were there are swastikas on the door, from the 1910th, before the Nazis. That swastikas were not blurred.
How does Google think? Some art with a little to long penis on the wall, from the beginning of the 20th century are censored, but not a swastika from the same age? Which is the most disgusting, an attribute for love and making children or an sign that stands for 10th of millions of dead and tortured?

In my opinion none should be censored, but my guess is that the owners of Google have an own agenda. I hope I am wrong here and that is is just a mistake that seems to make them look pro-Nazis. Is it the Christian right in the US that stands for their puritanism or the Catholic church, who are well known for having helped Nazis to escape to South America and therefor are guilty for a lot of the torture that these people did in the name of the dictatorships? Can someone give me and the readers a clue of how they think?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity in Mora part 2

After this blogg a woman critizised me a lot, while I tried to use science as a weapon. I thought that the politicians in Mora did wrong by then when they wanted to close down a lot of the electromagnetic ariels preventing people to use cellphones and look at TV, but today they descided to not close it according to Aftonbladet and Expressen. According to science there are no such thing as Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (read about the science), physically, but there are mentally. I feel pity for him and I hope there will be a treatment for him exept his silverbag over his head as seen on the Expressen-link.
According to DN one of the inhabitants in the village are very happy, because it would be a safety risk for everyone if they closed down the possibility to call 112. According to Tore Fahlström, board member of the Swedish Electromagnetic hypersensitivity-organisation in this debate there do exist evidence. He links to this blogger, and there you can read by yourself to see what you think about it. Press the English flagg.

What about my opinion: Do more research, and do not jump into conclusions and bad decisions.
It feels nice to see that CUF (the political party Centerpartiet's youth organistaion) do not agree with what happened in Mora, and writes on Newsmill that in the politics you are not allowed to make the decisions from that it "feels good", but you have to use evidence based science. There are still hope for the future!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Obama- Pro abortion!

"Our rights as individuals", sounds nice. That is USA, or?

Barack Obama once again stood on the barricades fighting for the right to own your own body, the 23 of january 2012, by celebration the 39th anniversary of the Wade vs Roe-case. On the other side stands the largest lobbying group you can imagine: The religious fanatics in the Christian Right (CR).

The ongoing abortion-war is about that Obama wants to have abortions easier to do, with Obamacare. The health insurance shall help the woman. 
The CR thinks it is unjust towards the unborn baby and talks about religious freedom.

Well, lets see what religious freedom is, in my eyes:
*You have the right to believe in what so ever god/s, or not believe at all.
*Your believe and actions of your belief shall not hurt or miscredit others.
*You have the right to change religion without anyone argue you are doing wrong.
*You are not allowed to force your religion on others.

So, you in the CR:
If your daughter believes it is right to make an abortion you shall not stop her. (even if the Catholic church says something others, with humanae vitae).

When you, CR says that "most of the people in the US are against abortions you are wrong, according to The New York Times. Only 20 % wants to make it illegal, while 77% wants it to be free!
This is just the way the CR wants to keep the patriarchy.

What is most terrible here is that the CR in Texas thinks it is ok to force the woman to do an ultra sound before they do the abortion. On this link you can see the clip when Joy Behar and Barbara Walters says it is heartbreaking to force them. I do totaly agree with her, but the most blogs are acting aganist it...

Shame on the religion that still tries to enslave people.
(Most of the links in this post are from anti abortion pages "pro life". Somehow it is easier to find those than the others... Looks like the CR are rich and tries to use its money to get more slaves.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ACTA- a reality!

In Swedish “akta” means beware. That is really what we have to do right now in these times of “over the state” negotiations done by huge multinational companies together with negotiators from EC and the US under strict confidentiality.

If you need more neutral information about it read here (link to Wikipedia), before you proceed. I you remember it Wikipedia did have a black out the 18th of January to show what might happen if ACTA and SOPA becomes a reality, but that should not affect the article because there everything have to be neutral written. On Wikipedia one user has made a list of everything he could find about ACTA in both Swedish and English, both neutral and NPOV. That list for even more information is here.

The purpose of the ACTA seems to be good-to stop copies of programs and music that is not bought, so called pirate copies. Why is this ACTA then such a bad thing?.

1 You might loose your internet connection without a court decision, if a company thinks you have illegal stuff on your computer. Then it is up to you to prove they are wrong.

2 This might happen with internet companies too, if they have servers. They might be stopped even if it is not they who uploaded it to the server. Just look what happened to Megaupload. They had some illegal programs (according to FBI). The owner was put in jail and the servers where closed. Now the companies who started this wants to erase everything on the servers without people being able to get their own private things back (that might be private movies and photos from vacations), this even if the domstol isn't ready yet. Why do they want to erase evidence? Maybe there were not as much illegal stuff as they thought? No matter what- They are stealing from the up-loaders!

3 The costums will be able to control all computers and USB-sticks while you travel abroad. This means they might use it for industrial espionage (something that the US would like to do, I'm sure), but it will also be a humiliation for us ordinary people.

4 If you own equipment that might be used for piracy copying the police will be obligated to confiscate it. WHAT? Every computer now a days have R/W DVD-players (DVD-plyers able to copy files). If that part becomes true I don't know what will happen!!!

The list could be even longer, but I stop there to get on with the real story about ACTA.
Sweden has signed ACTA, that we are willing to use it when it is ready. That was done in Japan by our ambassador, Lars Vargö, educated in Japanese and orient history, but nothing about computers. As DN writes (Swedish link) some of the Swedish politicians, like Christian Engström, sitting in the EU did not know anything about the signing! They who are meant to take decision! That is pretty scary.

Those who have written the ACTA are companies, not states!

On Saturday 4th of February at 12:00 there will be a demonstration aganist ACTA at Sergels torg in Stockholm. When I looked at the event in facebook there were  9 400 person saying they will come, and rising. Hopefully this will show the parliament of Sweden what the people thinks about it.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Muezzin in Sweden? No thanks!

Before I start: Muezzin is the person calling for the muslim prayer five times a day in muslim countries.

Some years ago I lived in an apartment in a small town in the south of Sweden. I had small children not always sleeping all nights. One morning, it was a red day in the calendar, I heard loud drums outside. I woke up to the drums in one ear and a terrified child screaming in the other. The clock was 7.30 and it was the first of may. The annual workers demonstration!
I hated it. They may demonstrate, but they do not have to disturb everybody else in the outskirt of the town while walking to the square.

What does this have to do with Muslims?

A lot! They are here in Sweden. That's okay, often they are refugees from what could have been their death in their home countries. I have no problem with helping them. Of course they shall be able to pray and hear an imam even in Sweden, just like the Christians have their masses. What I do not agree with the Muslims in Fittja, south of Stockholm is their effort to have a muezzin screaming (link is in Swedish to the original paper of the agenda for the meeting 26/1-12) to gather the prayers. But it is not the first time they have asked for this, according to the lokal TV-chanel ABC they tried 2009 too.
The example above is a good one for me. If you have a believe it should be your private thing, and you shall not disturb others with it. When you have loud speakers screaming “Time to pray!” you are obviously disturbing others, who are not believeing like them. Imam Abboud Sleiman in Karlskrona (Swedish link) seems to be of the same opinion. He said, 2009, when some people living next to the mosque in Karlskrona worried: ”The minaret is just a symbol, according to our religion you are not supposed to disturb others”.
guess one or two muslims will react and say “but the churches are disturbing with their clocks”. That's right, we have churches in Sweden, and have had so for more than 1 000 years. It is a long tradition, and the bells have been ringing since then. Indeed they too might disturb, even if the Christian paper Dagen says the opposite. That’s why some changes have been made in the law about ringing during night (another boring Swedish link for my englsih speaking readers. it is a court descision). Anyway, it is a huge difference here. This has never been a muslim country (hand hopefully it will never be it. Mixed ok, but no muslim laws here, and no muslim “female rights” either, or lack of rights).

The muslims may come back and ask for this the day that we will not read in the paper that 15 schoolgirls died in a fire, and 50 badly damaged, because they where not islamic dressed when they tried to run out from a burning school in Mecka, like I wrote about it in my post "Muslim men, cover your eyes!". The day we will read "New church opened in Mecka, now the church bells will ring on Sundays and the muezzins will call for salat  for muslims", then you may come back!
Something tells me that this will not happen. Just remember this Swedish article from DN, that I wrote about here in english.

If you want to live a pure muslim life with islamic rules and all muslim traditions, feel fre to move to a muslim country. If you instead want to live in a country where you may have freedom to pray, with nobody forcing you, and nobody wanting to cut the hands of your childrens hand when they have stolen a piece of candy in the shop, according to hudud and the quran 5:38, then stay with us and build something good. Just remember that our laws are made for the people, not for the religions. If it is “good” for the religion or the family, but hurts a person then it is forbidden. If a person not muslim makes a painting of your prophet, he has done nothing wrong because he/she is not a muslim. There are tons of pictures of Jesus. It is freedom of criticize politics and religion that makes you be able to live in Sweden. Use that freedom in the right way so that nobody tries to change it to less freedom. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

advertisment and religion

On my blogg you will se some adds. Feel free to press them, thats why they exist. If you have read my previous posts you'll notice I have written a lot about religion. I happened to see one add about one religion I haven't written about. That might make you think I support that religion. I do not. Any religion that needs to use this kind of adds to try to catch new victims should be treated for what it is.

Take care out thee and do not let you be fooled by some nice words from a sect while you are in a bad mood. Yuo might end up like all those others that have had great problems trying to leave the sects afterwords.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

VOF, scientific knights!

This post is updated in the end with a translation of an answer on another blogg.
The Swedish organisation VOF is, just like Simon Singh and Richard Dawkins, standing on the barricades fighting for true science and against pseudoscience.

VOF have two prices (Swedish link) the give to a person or organisation that have done something for or against science.
The price for best science educator 2011 was Hjärnkontoret, a scientific TV-program for children! (A good one, I've seen it)
The price for largest scientific confuser was given to the politicians in Mora (where the famous Vasaloppet ends). They got this well deserved price after ordering the cell-phone antenna in Mora to be adjusted so that a house where a person who says he has electromagnetic hypersensitivity lives. Large areas of the town might be in cell-phone shadow efter that. The politicians used, according to VOF "unscientific methods" to understand the problem. According to nyheter24 they used google!!! Wonder if they googled to my link above, to Wikipedia. There you might read on "scientific evidence" that there are big doubts that it even exists, and wikipedia gives good links to the reports that show why they write like that!

Well some people actually believe in this. I happen to be a member of VOF on facebook. There a woman is trying to show the sceptics that they are wrong by giving links to the scientific pages listed on wikipedia as now done correct. She also writes on her blogg (Swedish link) that because the scientist do not use propper scientific methods you should not use the science for political decisions. Wonder if she thinks like that with all political decisions, or only those who are not going her way!

I am happy we have science, and what they are saying in this question is that they can not see any clear proof, it looks like it is a mental thing...but we need to investigate it more. Good, because we need to know the truth before we make a decision so that we do not something we have to regret. (IF there were strong indications that it could be true and not mental then it would be correct to use the "environmental laws caution rule" (Miljöbalk 1998:808, 2 kap, 3§)

The knights of science are needed all over the world to lift us up from ignorance and the will to fool money from people by pseudoscience. It is easy to do that with those who lack education.
(This woman doesn't seem to do that, and she is not trying to earn money here-She really believes in this!)

(for part 2 of this read here)
When I was searching on Google a week later on the name of my blogg I got a hit on her blogg "Mobilstrålningen en påtvingad hälsorisk".
When I read it it was like reading some kind of strange story(exept for the copy and pasted answer she put here). For my english speaking readers: Sorry for answering in Swedish on this thread. The main events in the comments were: She disagree with me, and then she showed some statistics about how high levels of cancer there are among med in different ages in Sweden now. (she had very high numbers) She had read the statistics wrong, and thought that the percentage of men in a group in a certain age was the percentage of cancer. I told her in a humble way that, and after that the discussion ended.
Now to her answer on her blogg:
There she writes that I hide under a pseudoname (this is my real name, and when I posted this on facebook for her to read I used my own private facebook with all informations), pseudoface (do not know what she means here, I had a picture of my own face by then, not this relic from a church in Parinacota, Northen Chile) and that I write pseudoscience.
Then she says that because all journalists listen to VoF:s pseudoscience the great papers in Sweden have lost readers (she mentions the papers with good reputation) because "they are impregnated by a false reallity and lies". Then she says: "Det finns något hjärntvättat och avtrubbat  över de mest aktiva inom VoF och dess styrelse." "There are a look of brain washed and less intelligent over the most active and the board in VoF" (My guess is that she means that I am one of them, but I am not a member.)
Then it was just some more, but this tells very much what kind of person she is when she finds someone who do not agree with her.

My reply: I feel pity for a person who acts like this, so I let her be. Hopefully she'll find pece in her heart sometime, and not keep this anger within, because that is not good.

We have an expression in Sweden: "Empty barrels sounds more than full ones"...

Update2: For viewers coming from Solvieg Silverins page- When she wrote about me and wrote "pseudoface" I had a picture of myselfs here, and I was open with who I am. After that crazy talking, and in my view threatening I descided to change my picture to the relique from Parinacota... to protect my children from eventual crazy people.

Why Things Break

This is an essay I wrote during my english class. The subject was "Why things break". My aproach was a little bit different, but I had fun writing it. Enjoy:

Whether you believe in the laws of physics or a creating God, everything started in order - either in the gardens of Eden or in the tiny tiny nothing before the Big Bang. Ever since things are doing their best to reach a state of disorder. The more disorder there is in the universe the less entropy and the more satisfied all the small atoms are, just following the laws of physics.

How does this disorder thing affect us humans? To be able to create all the wonders the human race have done since the dawn of time we have been forced to create a bigger disorder elsewhere, for instance by using fire to make glass we throw away energy, in the form of heat, out in the space. We then make order in the disorder, but the laws of physics are not turned off by our efforts. Even if the atoms in for example glass are stuck together by small forces they have Freddy Mercury’s voice in Queen programmed into their imaginary brains: “I want to break free”. They therefore try to follow the political history during the twentieth century: “It is nice to be here together in an 'all are equal' communistic way”, feels good for them in the beginning, until... they can feel the breeze of freedom from touching their neighbors all the time when they pass the edge of the table and starts to fall towards the floor. “I want my liberal rights to be free from everyone and and follow my own path, as long as I do not have a negative impact on others!” becomes their new motto for a short period of history. The liberal thoughts suddenly makes them think in egoistic ways, and the dream of independence starts to shout out loud in the break of the glass: “I want anarchy, no-one and nothing shall affect me and my way!”, and then, suddenly, there will be silence for a while in the anarchistic atoms when they notice they are all alone and have nothing left more than the dead space around. Then the atomistic fun is over, for the time being, and the political history of the humans turns into economics.

When the atoms are on that level of breaking apart, on what level are then the humans?
The human race think they ARE the order of the universe, looking like Gods - according to their holy books - and trying to force every little atom to follow their will, but that is just an illusion. Even on this level of order in the universe the law of disorder are working slowly but effective to separate and make the amount of disorder higher and higher all the time.

When you look upon a family you might see that two adults have come together as two primary sub-units in one. Later it might be even more sub-units, secondary, working together as one. Everything looks good on the surface, but deep inside the sub-units there are forces that are working to make more disorder – to separate them from each other - to make the family-thing break.

There are two ways a family might break:
The first way of breaking is when the children, the secondary sub-units, are old enough to try to start an own family-unit. Then the family breaks apart in a happy break up party, celebrating that more disorder have been reached in the universe.

Sometimes it is the primary family-sub-units that are not fitting together any longer resulting in a breaking apart that will not, in most cases, end with the happy kind of “disorder in the universe”-party. This will instead result in even more disorder than the first way. Other sub-units in other families will be affected in different ways making the original break-up to be new problems for them, because they might side with different parts in the conflict- This suits the physical law of disorder perfectly, speeding up the universe physical aim: to break apart more and get colder, that means higher entropy.

To be able to construct things physically or mentally you always have to learn science to get a better understanding why things break. When you have learned this you will be able to construct better things that will not break as easy as before, working against the laws of physics but favoring your creativity as a technician and the order around you.  

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sex and politics

Again the republican election makes scandals. This time it is about Newt Gingrich. I know nothing about his political ambitions, so I will not touch that here.
What I know something about is sex and Gingrich.
According to CNN his ex wife said yesterday in an interview that he wanted to have an open relationship. That will be the issue for today.

I am divorced. I have a new wonderful love. Nothing strange with that in Sweden, but if I lived in a place where the Christian right or the Catholics were strong they would say I am a sinner.

Gingrich is where the Christian right is very strong now. Being divorced is not good for them looking in the Bible.

The other problem by being divorced is that you have an ex-something. Even if you divorce in a nice manners sooner or later jealousity that your former loved one has a new lover will make you say and do things not worthy an adult. I know it, I am divorced, and now Gingrich notices it too. His ex wife did not like that he found a new beloved one while she still loved him. Now she has the chance to get her revenge.

Lets look at the open relationship now.
Isn't that a private thing if they discussed that? A lot of couples have open relationships, and that is not my or any one else's business. She didn't like the idea and he accepted by divorcing her and choosed his new wife. Fine, lets get over it. It is a big difference between “open relationship” and “bomb Iran, start a war” like  Rick Santorum  wants to do. I feel pity for Newt maybe loosing for this reason (love) while his opponent Santorum wins because of war

Lets look at sex now.
How a person have sex, with one or two persons at the same time or with a man or woman, that is their private stuff (as long as it is not child abuse or rape). Noone else are allowed to interfear in that. To loose an election because you had sex with your wife to be is sick. Lets hope that the US understands that (they won't he will loose).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why not study!

As a teacher I had a lot of reasons why you should study, but now I am not working as a teacher and have to rearrange my thinking. Therefor I will give you some reasons why not study, but I am a little bit ironic.

1. The Besserwisser reason
When you know a lot everyone will ask you for help, because they know a lot. For the same reason they will sometimes be crossed because they think you are bragging when you happen to correct your friends when they are wrong. You'll loose your friends and feel miserable.

2. The know a lot reason
When you know a lot you will often hear things that are incorrect. You might want to correct it, but because of knowing reason 1 you are quiet. Not being able to talk makes you frustrated, being frustrated makes you irritated. Being irritated often makes you a miserable person.

3. The well educated work reason
Being well educated and knowing a lot gives you works where they demand that you use your brain. That is not wrong, but you'll have a hard time not to think about the intelligence demanding issues even after work is over. Having a work not demanding any brain activity, like a disher or cleaning-lady (-man), you'll quit work the moment you leave it for the day. You'll have the rest of the day of. So, do you want to work every hour awake, but only getting paid for the time on the work, or do you want to have own time?

4. The religious reason
The more you know, the less is left for a divine creature to take care of. Earlier in the human history it was up to the God(s) if you survived or not, while it is up to the doctors now. A person knowing a lot knows this and a lot of other things that makes a divine creature harder and harder to believe in. This makes it hard, because you then have to think with your conscience, while a religious person will give all problems and sins the the God(s). That is easier and gives a good pay check in the life after. Instead you'll have to take care of your mistakes and faults, and that might make you feel miserable.

5. The dictatorship reason
It is a fact that in all dictatorships the regimes are afraid for the student, the persons that knows a lot and therefor understands it is wrong and have ways to solve it. Just look at Chile and how the DINA attacked the students, and still is doing it. If you want to live do not learn a lot, but be a pacharon, they will survive.

6. The democratic reason
Living in a democracy you'll have to elect the leaders. Knowing a lot you'll see nobody are fit for being the president (just look at the republican election in the US right now, the yesterday blogg entry in the end). You have to choose to skip the election and get an idiot as a president (The US was afraid for their enemies so they tried to hide behind the Bushes. This was not the burning bush of Moses, but the Bushes who made the world burn). Then you might try to candidate for the president post. That is not good, because you know too much and therefor you'll be honest and tell the people the truth. They do not want the truth (learning), but stories (fairy tales from Hollywood). That's why Al Gore lost against the small Bush-He said the truth about the environment. You'll just feel miserable and loose all hope for mankind, hoping “womankind” will heal the world.

7. The environmental reason
When you know a lot you'll understand what happens to the world whit great storms and dead forests, and know what to do to save the world. By trying that, and notice that nobody else cares (they do not understand) you'll get frustrated and trying harder. In other peoples eyes you'll look like one of the strange persons you shall avoid, and you'll loose all your ignorant friends being alone in your little healthy world. Loneliness makes you depressed and miserable.

8. The health reason
Knowing everything about food, and how dangerous it is to eat it will make you very careful cooking and eating. You do not want to eat things that might cause cancer or other strange things with your body-even vegetables might do it from the insecticides. This will stop you from the social life by not being able to eat at a restaurant or when visiting your friends. You'll be a prisoner in the health-prison loosing your friends that feel bad when you don't like their food. Loosing friends will make you feel miserable.

The child reason
You'll probably get children. Knowing a lot will force you to help your children with their homework. Helping them with that will make it hard for you to have your own time in front of the internet reading things like this. That will make you start thinking why you ever got children (you know how to protect you because you know a lot). Thinking like that about your children will make you feel miserable.

10. The miserable reason
By knowing all the paragraphs above you'll feel miserable. Who wants to be miserable? Stop study and get a life...

The reason all the paragraphs above is crap:
Study hard and be master over your own life. Do not let anyone boss with you without any reason. The more you know the better you'll manage in all situations. Only you may change your life for the better. And about religion:You alone choose to believe or not, but make sure (by learning a lot) that you are not jumping into any sects fooling you...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christianity, Good or Evil?

For me it doesn't matter which religion, they can not be good or evil. A religion is a belief persons have to explain things that is hard to understand and feel easier that they have someone protecting them (in different ways depending on religion).

Why good or evil then? Well, after reading one of the largest Swedish newspapers today (Dagens nyheter, DN, links futher down) I saw two articles about Christians. That will be the theme today.

The first article which was terrible and no funny reading, but it made me think about all those brave people who does everything for others. They are the good. An example is a dear ex college who moved to Kongo-Kinshasa to help build up the school system after the war. She is good hearted.
Bartolomé de las Casas did also his best to protect and help the native americans 1512-66. He wrote books and made so that the king changed laws to make it better for them than when the conquistadores were killing with no mercy for gold.

The no mercy killing was what that article was about: "Break the silence about the killing of Christians" (Swedish link). Asia Bibi is a Pakistanian Christian woman, mother of five, who was in an argue about water. According to some muslim women she said something about Muhammed and therefor she sits in prison now waiting for her hanging. It is a capital punishment for blasphemy there. According to this article in DN she is just one example among 105 000 Christians killed every year. Reason: They are Chritistians! I use to write what I do not like with the pope and why (see previous posts about Character Indebilis), but writing about Mrs Bibi I have to mention that pope Benedictus XVI tries to help her!

The DN-article proceeds that the problem is that when talking about Christianity everyone thinks about the west, Europe and USA, and what they have done duting the history: Crusades, inquisition, colonialism and slavery. True, but not true... The average Christian is a colored woman from Nigeria (DN-article), and there are a lot of Christians in Africa, South America (also suffering a lott from Europe/USA even nowadays) and Asia. They need to be seen, especially Africa and Middle east. 100 years ago 20 % of the people living in the Middle east (Arabic countries and the birth place of Christianity), now it is only 5% Horrible numbers telling us about suffering, killing and forced escape to strange places.

The other article is about those Christians that the Middle east thinks about when talking about Christians: The Christian right in the US! This DN-article is about a family who can not vote on Mitt Romney because he is a mormon (that means according to them: Not Christian, according to other religions: a branch of Christians). They want to vote on the republican Rick Santorum, Catholic.

What wants Santorum?
First of all he Do not want women to be able to do abortions. (what about a girl raped by his father and pregnant? Is she allowed? Nope, read a previous article)
Second: He will fight for the moral and the family. (Sounds ok, but if you read about the family-issues in the Christian right that means the woman will have to step back and leave a lot of her rights. That is not good. They are equal to me!)
Third: He wants to teach Creationism in school (what I wrote about yesterday). If you believe in the evolution you are on the left, left means communist, you are dangerous.
Forth, and most dangerous: His way to approach Iran is like he wants to start a war. Saying, according to ABC "On occasion, scientists working on the nuclear program in Iran turn up dead. I think that’s a wonderful thing, candidly" and "We will degrade those facilities through airstrikes, and make it very public that we are doing that" is not a good way of negotiate, but on his own page he writes"Refuse to negotiate on any level with the terrorist state of Iran" (Childish. The next president of the US?)

In the book "Kristendomens historia" I read about what Martin Luther thought according to the church and the state. I want you readers to be able to also see it, therefor I use this blogg to explain it. It tells the same thing. If you are a Lutheran, protestant, you shall think about the two Kingdoms that God created. The church and the state. They are separated and should not be mixed. That means that a Christian may not require that the state is governed by a fellow Christian. The leader shall not follow the Gospel, but the law.

Why have the US stopped thinking about that?

Learn this:

Please everyone stop telling how a Christian is. Look at my examples and you may see all kind of people, from helpers and suffering women to Christians that says it is wonderful that a person is killed. Judge everyone after what he/she does and says, not according to religion.

SOPA, Christian right and Censoring

Censoring is a popular activity among groups having their own beliefs, but are troubled by what the science reveals. I wrote about it in the Hypathia article, and among other countries the country of freedom, USA, did their best to prevent the film to be shown.

They, USA, have their Christian right (opposite of left). They are very concerned about the evolution theory and tries by all means to stop it and other scientific proved issues. Here are three of their atempts.

Creationistic science books

In the US there are approved to educate the children at home, or put them in religious schools. There are not much controll of the home education and the religious schools are not controlled as hard as in Sweden (I have worked in a muslim school in Sweden...I did teach about the real evolution and about the sexuallity. No problems). There are even school books written in pure creationistic views, harming the children by not letting them see what others believe. Thank God (?) there exists people like the one who writes the blogg 11 points to make others be aware of what is happening. It is dangerous, and 45 seconds into this video you'll see the result.

Intelligent design equal to the evolution

In 2005 the Kansas state board of education tried to discredit the evolution by introducing the ID:s teaching method. One student at the Oregon state University, Bobby Henderson, wrote an open letter to the board saying he wanted to have equal time for his religion too. Noone had ever heard of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti monster, and the board did not answer. Bobby published the letter on the net, and it became a success! The board lost the case. Thanks Bobby!


SOPA is, according to what they write, something to protect copywrite materials. As it works it also helps the christian right to be able to use the SOPA-law to try to stop web pages with materials they do not like. Wikipedia for instans will probably be one of the first pages to be closed. Even other pages that are not having any illegal materials on it will maybe be forced to closed just because they links to a page with illegal materials, according to Lennart Guldbrandsson (Swedish link) on the Swedish Wikimedia. As a result of this, and to try to succeed as good as Bobby and 11 points did, the english Wikipedia will have a total blackout 18th of January to show what will come if we let the US censor the internet. Here are the English wikimedia explanation.
What is a little bit confusing is why the US where talking about "Freedom of speech" during the Arabian spring", while themselves tries to stop those rights.

Lets hope our army of scientists and people searching for the truth will be able to stop this and make the world enter a new era. I think of Richard Dawkins (evolution), Simon Singh (fighting against the chiropractics) and VOF (Swedish sceptics) and many more.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Once again chilean police have done it... On this film you see how a woman holding a baby is hit by the police in the south of Chile. (The same clip on youtube is cencored, you must log in because it is violent!) According to this Swedish link, from the Swedish radio, it is all about that the Mapuche, a tribe in the south, wants to keep their land. The government wants the land and the forest to build an airport and to sell it to companies. Threfor the government has mentioned that it is the Mapuche who has put the forest on fire. That is outrageuos, and a crime to their belief.

What is not written on that link is that the government uses the terrorist laws the dictator Pinochet made against the people on the left. That means that if a Mapuche complains he/she might be put in prisson without any trail for years- it is a terrorist!!!

Hope more and more non-mapuche reacts and lets their government know. For the cause of justice!