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The Disaffected Lib: Meanwhile, In Our Vast, Undefended North…

The latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine is devoted to espionage, spying, and the magazine reports that today’s Ground Zero of spying is the Arctic.

For the countries that border the Arctic Ocean— Russia, the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark (through its territory of Greenland)—an accessible ocean means new opportunities. And for the states . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Meanwhile, In Our Vast, Undefended North…

Politics, Re-Spun: What’s Wrong with Canada? We’re Not Denmark-ish

And I don’t mean we need to become Denmark, but we need to have the dialogue about why they can do what they do and we choose not to.

When Canadians are surveyed, a very large majority of us support these public goods. But those desires get subsumed with corporate, neoliberal, right wing government-cut rhetoric.

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Alberta Diary: The PM’s Christmas Message reimagined: What are Canadians willing to do about our most dangerous Arctic enemy?

The so-called Santa Claus, a militant socialist leader who poses a serious threat to Canada’s national security, lights up a cheap Russian cigarette and relaxes after persuading a group of Canadian children unschooled in Austrian economics to give up the benefits of the free market for socialist dependency on government handouts. Below: the . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The PM’s Christmas Message reimagined: What are Canadians willing to do about our most dangerous Arctic enemy?

Alberta Diary: Why Denmark fears militarization of Arctic islands means Canada could soon control almost all of Hudson’s Bay, and other tall tales

If we just listened to Stephen Harper and the BBC, what a wonderful world this would be! Below: Catherine the Great, USAF Gen. Philip Breedlove.

Last Wednesday, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported in shocked tones on its online news site that “NATO’s top military commander, Gen. Philip Breedlove, has warned that Russian . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Why Denmark fears militarization of Arctic islands means Canada could soon control almost all of Hudson’s Bay, and other tall tales

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Caregivers Have the Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Recently, two articles caught my eye.  One was a Johns Hopkins study showing that surprisingly,  caregivers live longer than their non-caregiving counterparts.  The other article reported on the happiest country in the world according to the World Happiness Report – Denmark.  Why are Danes so happy?  Apparently, their society is one of equals supporting . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Caregivers Have the Secret to a Long and Happy Life

ezra winton: Ya still cool

I can’t stand most advertising but this ad for a public bus service in Denmark is hands down the bomb. Hollywood pack your bags (and get on the bus).

The Equivocator: Stop reading this and go watch Borgen.

Seriously. Click here to purchase the first 2 seasons.

Need more convincing? Here is why I enjoy”Borgen” so thoroughly:

I am a political nerd. Like most political nerds I am able to quote (and subconsciously merge with reality) all 7 seasons of “The West Wing.” For a few months one of my colleagues at . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Stop reading this and go watch Borgen.

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Redefining Dementia – Let’s All Go to Denmark

Very recently, I came across a UK award-winning initiative for people with Alzheimer’s that I thought was, well, ‘barmy’.  The social enterprise is called “Dementia Adventure” and aims to connect people living with dementia to nature and a sen… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Redefining Dementia – Let’s All Go to Denmark

Things Are Good: Copenhagen Gets Bike Superhighway

Copenhagen is known as the most bicycle friendly city on the planet and they keep getting better. Recently, the capital of Denmark has created a bicycle superhighway that is separated from car-dominated roads. The network of highways is designed to get people in the suburbs to get out of their pollution producers and commute more . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Copenhagen Gets Bike Superhighway

Slap Upside The Head: Killer Snails, Therefore No Same-Sex Marriage

A recently retired politician in Denmark seems to have discovered a new argument against equal marriage: Killer snails are hermaphroditic, therefore same-sex marriage should be illegal. Gee… I never thought of it that way before.

From Orangutan: To those who think free education means lower quality,

In Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, post-secondary education is free, and in the 2011 Global talent index of 62 countries, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden finished in second, third, and eighth positions respectively for the reputation and resources of their business schools and universities. In Denmark, in particular, not only is there no tuition charged to students, . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: To those who think free education means lower quality,

Red Tory v.3.0.3: The Pursuit of Happiness

Thom Hartmann just couldn’t resist drawing some obvious conclusions the first World Happiness Report released earlier this week showing that the world’s happiest countries are all in northern Europe with Denmark, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands taking the top four spots. Canada came in a respectable fifth and the United States a distant eleventh place.

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Things Are Good: Denmark Increases Green Energy Transition

Denmark is getting looking to have 50% of it’s energy come from wind power and are looking to further their need to import any energy at all. Not only is Denmark looking to lower the need for foreign energy they are trying to decrease the amount of energy that the country uses.

“Denmark will once . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Denmark Increases Green Energy Transition

gay persons of color: Denmark to approve gay church weddings

The Danish government on Wednesday announced that it is now preparing to allow same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings, instead of the short blessing ceremonies that the state Lutheran Church currently offers.From the Washington Post: In 1989, Denmark became the first country to allow registered gay partnerships. Since 1997, gay couples in . . . → Read More: gay persons of color: Denmark to approve gay church weddings

Art Threat: New Nordic Documentary Cinema – Identity and belonging made visible

To describe the topic of Nordic documentary cinema as unexplored would be an understatement. . . . → Read More: Art Threat: New Nordic Documentary Cinema – Identity and belonging made visible

Things Are Good: Denmark ‘Fat Tax’ Starts Saturday

Denmark is moving ahead with a tax on products that make people fat. Denmark already has the lost percentage of obese people in Europe and even they are concerned with the increasing girth of their people. This new ‘fat tax’ will hopefully keep the country’s slim people slim and inspire other countries to institute a […] . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Denmark ‘Fat Tax’ Starts Saturday

DeSmogBlog: New Danish Government Axes Bjorn Lomborg’s $1.6 Million In Funding

bjorn-lomborg.jpg Finally, a vestigial government-funded program actually worth cutting gets taken out as Denmark's new regime change is opting to excise Bjorn Lomborg's $1.6 million in f… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: New Danish Government Axes Bjorn Lomborg’s $1.6 Million In Funding

Dead Wild Roses: Socialism Works! – Blinkered Americans Can Safely Ignore this Post.

Having been pointed to a neat new site called Remapping Debate by Intransigentia, I’m please to share the treasure trove of fact laden articles with my fair readership here. Denmark is a social-democratic state, it believes in protecting its people and prioritizing the needs of a healthy society ahead of the corporate greed and unsustainable […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Socialism Works! – Blinkered Americans Can Safely Ignore this Post.

bastard.logic: I’m a goddamn princess with my high heels on.

by matttbastard Phone Joan = matttbastard’s new musical crush object. Think PJ Harvey squatting in Christania with Josh Homme, a small library of Victorian ghost stories and a milk crate of Blue Cheer vinyl. Or, in lieu of thinking, just rock the fuck out (with … Continue reading . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: I’m a goddamn princess with my high heels on.