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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:57 pm

'I'm being deported because I didn't take vacation, but Sweden is my home'
The 44-year-old first arrived in Sweden in 2013, and is currently working as a cook at a restaurant in Vänersborg, a town north of Gothenburg on the shores of Lake Vänern. His wife, who moved to Sweden a year after him, is a part-owner of the same restaurant and the couple have bought an apartment nearby. Their two children, aged nine and 13, attend the local school and have settled in to life in Sweden.

"I always thought Sweden was a nice country. I came here because I wanted to work, and it's my home now," said Bista.

But in October 2017, more than a year after the family moved to Vänersborg, Bista's application to renew his work permit was rejected by the Swedish Migration Agency. In the decision, seen by The Local, the agency ordered Bista to leave Sweden for Nepal within just four weeks.

The reason was that he had not taken sufficient annual leave during his employment in Stockholm,
:shock:
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but the Nepali citizen says he was not aware of this regulation.
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The cook argues that he contributes a lot to Swedish society, both by working and paying tax and by integrating into the community in his new town. In his current job in Vänersborg, Bista says he has followed Swedish regulations on vacation allowance.
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Bista has appealed the decision at an administrative court, but his appeal was rejected. He is now working with a lawyer in the hope that the Migration Court of Appeal – which has the final say in such cases – will take up his case.
Strange country...they will import people (middle eastern folks) with little or no skills, for "compassionate reasons."
These are mostly practitioners of the "religion of peace" and typically do not assimilate.
They will most likely (eventually) out-bread the "native population" and then, most likely, take over....

But this fellow who holds down a job, and pays his taxes, him and his family get the boot!
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by sparks » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:43 pm

Resistance to vacation is futile! We will combine your technological and biological distinctiveness with our own. Your stereos are all belong to DocX. You will service Grammy's Mom.
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Giz » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:04 pm

Obviously, they found the immigrant who is taking jobs and are sending him home. Now the labor market can go back to normal. Society is saved!

I wonder what the American version of this mandatory 'slacker' assimilation would look like? "Have you put on 20 pounds yet? Off you go! "

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:53 am

Swedish efficiency seems overrated:
Stockholm City and Odenplan commuter train stations shut for 'safety reasons'

UPDATED: Stockholm's two newest commuter train stations – City and Odenplan – are completely closed until further notice for safety reasons, authorities announced in a shock decision on Friday morning.

The Swedish capital's public transport operator SL said it had made the call after it was discovered on Thursday that the escalators at the two stations were faulty.

"The control showed that several escalators were in such bad shape that SL can't guarantee that it's safe to travel with them," it said, adding that according to its safety regulations the two stations, which are both deep underground, have to be shut down if there are not any working escalators.

"Without working escalators at the station, it's not possible to evacuate them safely. Therefore, the stations are forced shut down for traffic until we can run the escalators," added SL on its website.

Thursday's checks were carried out after an incident on Monday, when several people were injured when one escalator without warning stopped and started running in the wrong direction at Stockholm City.
https://www.thelocal.se/20180713/stockh ... ty-reasons

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:59 am

Very interesting.

Chicago Transit Authority escalators break down all the time, but I never heard of closing a station because of it.

Are the Swedish trains really deeply buried?
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:18 pm



I believe it is fair to say, Sweden is the "canary in the coal mine" for this program of "vibrant diversity."
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:46 pm

↑ Re. OAN(N):
Wikipedia wrote:In 2018, OANN hired far-right conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec as a political correspondent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_America_News_Network

So I'd be prudent with that source…

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:43 pm

Witness wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:46 pm
↑ Re. OAN(N):
Wikipedia wrote:In 2018, OANN hired far-right conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec as a political correspondent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_America_News_Network

So I'd be prudent with that source…
So Jack Posobiec is a right-wing what ever. Okay, at least he was quick.
If you like long and sourced (and did I say long) there is always Stefan Molyneux!



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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:38 pm

Two hours of Molyneux?

Sorry I'm not that much of a masochist.
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:24 am

↑ Ditto! :mrgreen:

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:23 am

When has Molyneux ever been short?
Anyway, there is an election coming up in Sweden, and wouldn't you know it...
Surge in Rape Cases Puts Focus on Crime Ahead of Swedish Election
Crime has become one of the hot-button issues ahead of Sweden’s election in September.

And the final data from 2017 show that security in Sweden has been going the wrong way in recent years. The country has seen a continued rise in reported rapes, which increased 10 percent last year and are up 35 percent over the past 10 years. The number of reported rape cases was 73 per 100,000 citizens in 2017, up 24 percent in the past decade.
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:39 am

Not Sweden, but related:
Amsterdam 'lawless jungle' at night, ombudsman warns

Tourist hotspot Amsterdam turns into a "lawless jungle" after dark with the police powerless to intervene against crime and violence, the city's ombudsman warned in an interview Saturday.

"The city centre becomes an urban jungle at night," Amsterdam's official ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told Dutch daily Trouw, warning of illegal car and bike races zooming through the streets, open drugs sales and general mayhem.

"Criminal money flourishes, there is no authority and the police can no longer handle the situation," he warned.

Some 18 million tourists flock to Amsterdam every year -- more than the entire population of the Netherlands.

Over the past year, the city has sought to take major steps to push back against unruly visitors instituting stiff fines and penalties for breaking public disturbance laws.

But enticed by cheap travel, groups mostly of young men -- mainly from elsewhere in the Netherlands or Britain -- frequently roam the inner city's canal-lined streets at weekends, on pub crawls or to celebrate stag parties drawn by easy access to drugs and the notorious Red Light district.
https://www.afp.com/en/news/206/amsterd ... oc-17z7o61

Notice it's tourists, not immigrants/refugees.

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Giz » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:17 am

Witness wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:39 am
Not Sweden, but related:
Amsterdam 'lawless jungle' at night, ombudsman warns

Tourist hotspot Amsterdam turns into a "lawless jungle" after dark with the police powerless to intervene against crime and violence, the city's ombudsman warned in an interview Saturday.

"The city centre becomes an urban jungle at night," Amsterdam's official ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told Dutch daily Trouw, warning of illegal car and bike races zooming through the streets, open drugs sales and general mayhem.

"Criminal money flourishes, there is no authority and the police can no longer handle the situation," he warned.

Some 18 million tourists flock to Amsterdam every year -- more than the entire population of the Netherlands.

Over the past year, the city has sought to take major steps to push back against unruly visitors instituting stiff fines and penalties for breaking public disturbance laws.

But enticed by cheap travel, groups mostly of young men -- mainly from elsewhere in the Netherlands or Britain -- frequently roam the inner city's canal-lined streets at weekends, on pub crawls or to celebrate stag parties drawn by easy access to drugs and the notorious Red Light district.
https://www.afp.com/en/news/206/amsterd ... oc-17z7o61

Notice it's tourists, not immigrants/refugees.
I wonder if it is really all due to tourists, or if they are a “pc” group to blame.... just going up the article:
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“Scooters race through the pedestrian areas. There is a lot of shouting. Drugs are being bought. There is stealing. People pee and even poop on the streets," he said."
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Do tourists bring scooters with them? And Brit tourists do a lot of anti social stuff but I’m not sure that stealing and pooping on the street is what comes to mind...

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:03 am

Meanwhile, back in the Socialist paradise of Europe: Malmo residents go on night patrol after series of gang rapes




And finally, a few words from a ranting European...



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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:33 am

Giz wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:17 am
I wonder if it is really all due to tourists, or if they are a “pc” group to blame....
I skimmed the Dutch press (I don't speak Dutch/Flemish, but it's similar enough to German and English to read a paper with a bit of help from a dictionary here or there) starting with the original article by the ombudsman (posing here in the red light district), who is a kind of buffer between citizens & authorities:

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https://www.trouw.nl/samenleving/ombuds ... ~a939a839/

In the same daily there is another article by Amsterdam's mayor who says roughly the same things (albeit in a less colorful way): the situation gets difficult and we need more cops "on the ground".

The rest of the press, from what I saw, has echoed the ombudsman's narrative without critical comment, so it has ruffled no Dutch feathers. I extract pictures illustrating some of these articles:

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("Big mouth, disparaging comment and aggression: welcome to the 'lawless jungle' of Amsterdam by night")

Doesn't seem very scary, but I'd watch my wallet. And there is always the unbeatable combination assholes + alcohol in such crowds.


As for your question, the only groups singled out (apart from tourists and taxi & scooter drivers) by the ombudsman were "160,000 condemned criminals" of unspecified origin who are somehow hiding in the city and "800 Albanians" e-trafficking high-end gear. (Sic.)


So me putting this in the Sweden/immigrants/refugees thread wasn't the best of ideas. I should have opened a "temporary immigrants"/tourists thread: with cheap transportation the invasive hordes are blowing up.
The last I heard the remaining Venetians are really fed up with the flood and the municipality has resorted to limiting the access to some places.

But who goes to Venice in Summer? Or to Amsterdam? Really… :P

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Giz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:16 am

Witness wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:33 am

Doesn't seem very scary, but I'd watch my valet.
Shifty blighter is he?

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:08 am

Giz wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:17 am
Do tourists bring scooters with them? And Brit tourists do a lot of anti social stuff but I’m not sure that stealing and pooping on the street is what comes to mind...
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by shuize » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:47 am

Sometimes the jokes just sort of write themselves:

Swedish Crown Jewels Stolen

Priceless Swedish crown jewels were stolen from the Strängnäs Cathedral in Sweden, the Swedish Police Authority said Tuesday.

http://www.time.com/5354646/sweden-crow ... motorboat/

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:40 am

Giz wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:16 am
Witness wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:33 am

Doesn't seem very scary, but I'd watch my valet.
Shifty blighter is he?
Made me laugh! After wading through all that terrible Dutch spelling I apparently got a bit confused. (English is not one of my mother tongues.)
Thanks for correcting me – with style. :)

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:43 am

Crime stats show increase in violence against women in Sweden after refugee influx
STOCKHOLM (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Women in Sweden love their country.
But recently, their picturesque cityscape has seen an increase in violence, specifically against young girls and women.

According to the Swedish Crime Survey, compared to 2015, attempted rape against girls 15 - 17 was up 46 percent in 2016.
Rape of teens in that same date and age range is up 19 percent.

Attempted rape of girls under 15 increased 16 percent; rape of young girls in that same age increased by 26 percent.

Rapes against adult women [only] increased by 7 percent.

Around that same time, in 2015, more than 160-thousand people applied for asylum in Sweden from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Looks like the "Asians" in Sweden like the young stuff too, go figure.
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