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Italian lack of punctuality

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www.beyondtoscano.com/entertainment/italian-punctuality-reliably-unreliable-217/  writes this in the post “Italian punctuality: reliably unreliable”:

“Italian punctuality can at times feel like an oxymoron, even though to many Italians, unpunctuality is a constant annoyance.

In saying ‘sometime around’ many Italians are secretly implying a time you’re expected to arrive (9pm) while giving themselves a 15 window of time to arrive. with the Italian tendency to delay or push back deadlines, it could be later still. This habit seems more prevalent the further south in Italy you go, … “

www.italymagazine.com/forums/general-chat-about-italy/11522-italians-and-punctuality.html  is harder in its critics,  writing 

“Those of you who, like me, know a number of Italians, have probably realised that most have little or NO concept of time and punctuality,

The Italymagazine editor  continues with:

“But this seems to be an endemic part of the Italian make up. They never keep to time in their personal lives.”

I have done business with Italians since 1995. I agree with italymagazine especcially here in Sicily. I have always thought the Sicilians are slower less willing to stress because of the heat. I may be wrong.

I myself tend instead to come to meetings  before time to avoid the stress and prevent unexpected events that may delay me. I love walking slowly the last meters to destination especially with the Sicilian Summer heat. And I do not want others to loose their precious time. As John in the video I share below

“Time is the  most important human resource”. We dont live 400 years like Abraham.  Don’t we?

If i visit my doctor I am prepared for a waiting session as I know that a patients illness before me may require more time than expected by the doctor. I have experience of very long  waiting times in Swedish hospitals. So, when I visit a doctor I plan for a longer wait with a newspaper or spending the time planning the rest of my day or week or ejoying a talk with other patients.

I am trying to find a solution for unexpected waiting time. Shall I become a time robber coming late too? But as .beyondtoscano.com writes, Italians expect others to be punctual.

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Punctual people.

I like to listen to this Youtubeas he is making a little bit fun about himself.

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Time robbers

I dont find any site telling about lack of punctuality and time stealing. But I find a lot of sites telling about time robbers. The best slide i found was this:

But as you can see this table just list factors that steal time from you. But time robbers may be stealing your time because these factors steal time from them.

I presume that two factors are the main contributors of Italian lack of punctuality:

  1. poor planning
  2. Phone calls and Inability to say “no”
  3. Taking on to much and ineffective or lacking of delegation

1. I have noted that very few Italian may use a calendar, paperback nor digital. I have not met anyone using this technique.
2, When I had a meeting, if someone else called, I have never heard “Sorry I have a meeting now. can I call you back when I am ready?”

only once in my Italian experience, I  heard “Sorry for being late”

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How to stop being late

Maybe this video gives you a few hints

For me the most valuable tips are:

  1. Build margin in the calendar
  2. Cut off things
  3. Change your attitude having “no” as your defaults answer
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  5. Plan to be early and plan something enjoyable to do while you wait.
  6. Make deadlines non-negotiable
  7. Know you personality type.
    Psychologist Dr. Linda Sapadin identified four chronically late personality types:

    1. perfectionists should be optimalist instead
    2. dreamers are often overoptimistic with time.
    3. crisis makers should practice adrenalin sports instead.
    4. Defiers  who hates being told what to do  should instead  rebel against social norms that are actually harmful
  8. Sourcve;: www.realmenrealstyle.com/be-more-punctual/

Academic quarter

Perhaps the solution is the Swedish “akademisk kvart” (“Academic quarter” German “Akademisches Viertel”, Italian: “Quarto d’ora accademico”

I have found a Italian site about “Quarto d’ora accademico” in italianosemplicemente.com/2016/11/07/il-quarto-dora-accademico che tra l’altro dice degli italiani “non siamo in generale rigidi nel rispetto delle regole, almeno nelle regole dell’orario e della puntualità. Questa mancanza di capacità di stare alle regole, di stare nel “recinto” delle regole, se da una parte è una mancanza di rispetto verso chi invece le regole le rispetta, dall’altra ci dà probabilmente la capacità di stare al di fuori della logica comune, e questo porta l’italiano ad una maggiore creatività, una maggiore inventiva, una maggiore capacità di inventare e di lavorare con la fantasia. Questa ovviamente può essere una delle possibili interpretazioni, una delle tante.”

I reallt wonder if this time culture helps the Italians to become more creative “porta l’italiano ad una maggiore creatività“. Creativity depends on your time of relax. The Italian siesta and relax is I think a better space for creativity.

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How to deal with the Italian lack of Punctuality

the academic quarter was not permitted in compulsory school in Sweden. But this academic culture is maybe a solution. Shall I plan with coming sometime within 15 minutes? I don’t have a answer yet, how to deal with this issue.  I see however  no reason to come before as this would make me still more irritated if the others come late.

or like John says in his youtube above “I try to be less early”

I like the idea www.realmenrealstyle.com/be-more-punctual/ sugggests:

Plan to be early and plan something enjoyable to do while you wait.”

so If someone comes late I can go and take a cup of granita?

Virgina Raggi’s fight against polluter.

Rome Mayors Virgina Raggi published a post in her facebook profile with a video of a polluter. This is what he wrote translated to English

What you see in this video is not a simple “zozzone”, but something more. We could call it a “super zozzone”

“This man, an employee of a construction company, was pinched by the agents of the Environment Unit and Local Police Decoration while he was throwing three bags of waste materials into a dumpster for domestic use. Three large 30-pound bags containing linoleum, aggregates, packaging and plastic.

For this reason, after being invited to recover the waste that had just been thrown away, the man was sanctioned, together with the managers of the company, for a total of 3,100 euros. A figure that we hope will serve to make it clear that road bins cannot be used in this way.

Those who make themselves responsible for this type of gestures, I must point out, commit an environmental crime and, in this sense, they respond to it before the law. I thank the women and men of the Local Police for their contribution, always attentive and punctual, and I invite all of you to report these “super zozzoni” to the police.”

3100 Euro is in fact nothing compared to the damage these criminals and companies are causing Society.

Virgina Raggi is a Mayor, the Mayor of Lipari should learn from to fight against the polluter on this island.

Btw, why doesn’t the clergymens talk about the polution on this island?  The clergymen never critisized nazism during the war. Now the Church is silent about the immature behaviour of some citizens polluting the Creation

with one exception. I wrote about it in a post on www.kireus.com/wordpress/lipari/2019/02/26/bene-al-creato/

The evolution of cooperation in South Italy.

there looks to be some kind of concurrence between the Aeolian Islands and the litle harbour of Milazzo in Sicily, where most boats and airfoils start their transfers to the islands.

 I experienced a few times that boats for some unknown reason did not depart to the islands. It happened to me that I had to stay overnight on Christmas Eve in Milazzo instead of being home on my island. the weather wasnt to bad for the last boat to make the transfer. People explained that the personel decided to stay at home as it was Christmas.  The hotel where I stayed overnight was happy to have a few rooms rented out. 

A troup of photographer and photmodels planned to come to Vulcano to make a  photo session a few days ago. They had to renounce as the same boat company canceled the departure.

Did the boat staff made a favor to the Milanese hotels? On the long run, I would say absolutely not.

I wrote an article about the evolution and importance of cooperation some time ago. You can find it at http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/02/04/cooperation/

Nobody earns in the long term with destructive actions and unfair competition.

If the islands miss visits, Milazzo restaurants, shops and bars in Milazzo loose money. And in the long run they will not even have beds sold with bad weather. I would think that if I am in Catania, I would go to Syracuse where I have friends, instead of taking the risc to stay overnight in Milazzo. For the Milazzo people it should not be difficult to understand this.

The Milazzo hotels have their own tourist share when the adverse sea helps them.  But is that enough? It is good they take care of the tourists and island inhabitants. But why be happy with that? With inteligence and local area cooperation Milazzo  can do a lot. Look at the photo above of CApe Milazzo. I  also imagine a lot of nice trecking possibilities in the mountains between Etna and Milazzo if they prevent the woods from getting burned during the summer season. Sicliy is indeed wonderful and can attract a lot of Tourism. Look at Palermo in October when the hotels were all booked.  People from northern Europe like me do their best to flee from the winter darkness to get some sun. Sicily and the Aeolian islands can offer that. I have the last ten years spent my Christman and New Years Eve in Siclity and  Lipari enjoying a lot of trecking and even New years Eve Swim in the Tirrenean sea that has Swedish summer water temperature.

But they should  not forget that the Milazzo inhabitants can do a lot to develop their local tourism too with the beautiful beaches they have, with the Milazzo Castle and promontory and its bronze age settlements.

Booking just informed “Prices in Milazzo dropped again.”

Hotel owners in Milazzo and on the Aolian islands should met and share knowledges and ideas how to develop the MIlazzo – Barcellona area.If someone has made errors and is not a Christian hypocrit, ask for forgivness and reopen the doors for a constructive  dialog.

Milazzo needs the Aeolian Islands.

The Aeolian islands needs Milazzo.

 

I like the initiative and work of https://www.travelnostop.com/sicilia 

 

 

Leaving Sweden

I m leaving Sweden next Wednesday. Tht has been a dream all my life that is soon to become true.  The dream to go to Lipari to live there the rest of my life as my mother did.
Looking out the window from my kitchen here in Älghult I have double feelings, some kind of melancoly. I liked the plan to be here in Sweden and visit my son and daughter when it is to  hot in Italy.  But I can not afford that with the money I get as retired.

In the same time, being here in SwedenMay to September, I can not enjoy the summer season with all the fruits, the olives the garden offers this time and I orked with during the winter and spring.. And the trees often need water during those hot summer months.

My mother (signe.kinberg.net) came to live on Lipari about 1977 when she was 50+. She was a courage woman to come to live on a island. But she did it together with her fiancé.  Now I do the same.  She died on the island 98.  It would be terrific if she would Migration reappear there.  

If I do met her again, I want her to be happy with the way I took care of her gift, the house and the garden. My mother  has become a important reason I want to be back on Lipari.

I had periods of melancoly and being nervous these last Swedish days.  It is a period of 46 Swedish Years that have come to an end.

My last days were spent getting my two luggages packed and greetings all good friends in the village. I were invited to a few nice dinners at my lovely Syrian friends from Aleppo. I went to Mass yestereday with my friend Feras.

Migration diary

Day 1, Monday 24  September

Älghult – Copenhagen

I waked up 5.50 am this morning. At 6.30 Annelie a friend and neighbour of mine came with her car to bring me to the buss station.

I got on a earlier buss, at 6.30 and in Växjö I tried to take a earlier train too. But that did not work out. I hade to pay the ticket again as it was a different train company (Öresundståg and not SJ).

30 Euro more but it was worth it as I knew that I would come to Copenhagen in good time before the train to Hamburg.

I am fed up with Swedish  railway safaris.

http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/safari-with-sj/ 

Copenhagen  – Federicia

Federicia – Hamburg

Wow, this goes fast. Three hours to Hamburg. In the seventies I worked on STENA Line from Göteborg to Hamburg, a whole night trip every Friday, dancing the evening in a club. Happy days without worries.

Day 2  Tuesday September 25

Today I go to Graz. It is a long trip about 1100 km with stops in Würzburg and  Vienna. I will pass by Nürnberg were my mother worked as a ballerina and survived the American bombings in the Opera  cellars provably drinking wine to alleviate the anxiety and fear of death.

I slept well at Prize hotel in Hamburg  tonight but had a  breakfast in a noicy breakfast saloon.  Disco music out of some 20 loudspeakers is good for dancing but not for a peaceful breakfast.. But they lowered the volume fortunenately after a while so I could eat.

I checked out and took a bus to the central station  without any problems. I alked with a man from Singapore. I where on the central station one hour before departure and could relax in the sun at the platform. I felt well even if preoccupied about the long trip, how I would stand it.

Hamburg-Würzburg ~550 km.

The first part went fast.  I eat up  four  bananas. I am trying the famous Japanese banana diet.  I had problem placing my luggages. No place for for bigger luggages on German ICE.

 

I took a ICE (Intercity Express) train to  Würzburg 1 class ruhebereich (silence wagon) 12:01.

I hope there will be no delays as I have only a few minutes in Würzburg and 30 minutes in Vienna.

Würzburg-Vienna. 500 km

The train stopped in Nürnberg. My mother dansed here in the Opera (OpernHaus) as a solo ballerina during the war.

mage source:  www.nuernbergmusik.de

I wrote about it in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/signe/dancer/ 

This is the OpernHaus as seen from the Central Station.

My mother maybe lived in a house like this one:She never like New Years Eve fireworks as she said “They remind me about the bombs. Maybe he lived in a house like the one above.

 

Vienna- Graz.200 km

15 minutes late to  Vienna. But luckily the train to Graz coming from Prag was also late.  So I finally came to Graz 11.4 5 exhausted. 

It has been a trip with a lot of thinking and discoveries. I learned some more about my mother during this migration tour

2 weeks in Graz Sep 25 – Oct 9

I stayed at my brothers home for two week to get several luggages to be sent wirh Mailboxes to Baercellona Posso di Gotto  where I will get these on a boat to Lipari and my home.

I had the opportunity to met several of my borthers neighboors who are kind and loving people.

I also had two days in my brothers and wifes summer home in Velt an Vörtersee, the Austrian Portonfino. I enjoyed a ni ce bath in the sea that had a nice clean water about 18 Celsius.

With a friend of my brother I went to the San Fransican church Sunday Mass. That was a opportunity of peace and mind restoring.

In between these experiences I scanned two album with photos from my father in my brothers mother.  I hope to find time to shwo some of these in my fathers site http://ragnar.kinberg.net 

Migrattion day 15 October 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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UNHCR Effective altruism and collaboration

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I have previously written about the art of being “kind”

As  Stefan said: “Doing a good thing gives the same pleasure as a drug. You can stop taking drug and start making good things and get the same good feeling.”

This reminds me about what Martin Seligman said:  “meaning comes from belonging to and serving something beyond yourself and from developing the best within you.”  I wrote about  this in :  meaning-of-life/#conclusions )

Kindness, purpose are related to  cooperation

Cooperation can be done at local level in your work, your neighborhood. But that can also be practiced cooperation on a global level by e.g. contributing to organizations that you know use your money effectively.

Beth Barnes ) says in the Ted I share below: “And all the evidence suggests that giving money to charity makes you happier than spending it on yourself.” 

 

Our brains changes when you train altruism. It shows without ambiguity that there is a structural and functional change in the brain when you train the altruistic love.

 (source:   www.youtube.com  )

 

I were for long time contributing to Medecins sans frontieres, Greenpeace and UNHCR. I felt well doing this. It was not much money I gave but a Swedish wisdom says

“Många bäckar små blir till en stor å”

Translated to English that reads:

Many small streams become a big river

a sentence that is used in www.sustainable-communities.eu in a completely  different context.

I  listened in youtube  to a American millionaires story. he did not feel happy being a millionaire. He choosed to become a altruist donating money.

I don’t remember his name.  After this Yotube, I got information about a  two  nice Ted videos: 

  1. in the first video we listen to Mathieu Ricard, a French Buddhist who  describes a buddhistic view
    • about the society we live in today, 
    • about the reason why we should become more altruistic
    •  about altruism in nature,
    • about the human altruistic nature,
    • and  how we can train altruism at school with meditation.
  2. 2. My second Ted is about”effective altruism”. where Beth Barnes describes and share
    • her view about altruism 
    • how to become more effective in our altruism.
    • and what effective altruism can lead to.

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Altruism

Here is Mathieu Ricards Ted:

There are two types of altruism.

  1. One  is about helping someone in you proximity, at work, in your neighborhood or in your village/town
  2. the other is about sharing your wealth, donating money. 

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Effective altruism – sharing wealth.

here is Beth Barnes about effective altruism  donating money:

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2.Effective altruism – helping your next

On a personal level you also have to think about effective altruism. You must avoid empathic distress, balancing altruism and the care of yourself.
 
I myself became a burn out and most probably because of empathic distress I got several strokes. I had to leave my job as a teacher a job I loved. 
 

“The balancing act of being altruistic and not falling into empathic distress requires concentration, awareness, and attention to our intentions and motivations around these acts. We must continue to question the benefit or harm we may be causing ourselves and the person we are serving.

It may be hard to imagine how a good intention, and seemingly “selfless” act can become unhealthy or even toxic. Which is why it’s vital for us to be mindfully altruistic—the art of being aware of ourselves and others while serving them.” ( Source:  www.elephantjournal.com  )

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Conclusions

I will continue to donate 30€ monthly to UNHCR, while being open for other alternatives like the ones Beth Barnes suggests. Donating money doesnt normally harm if you do it wisely together with you family and relatives.  At least not when it is not more than12 USD a month like with UNHCR. I get news from  UNHCR now and then like the info about this video with Italian text. I befcame a supporter at the airport of Catania.

l will  however be careful not harming myself while helping my next. This raises a ethical dilemma something i wrote about in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/kindness/#ethics

Like with the man who saved a boy on the railway in Mathieu Ricards Ted.

Will I risc my life to save anothers? For a child i would maybe do that, without thinking about the consequences. But in other cases maybe not. I have suffered enough after helping at school. with my mutliple strokes and the resulting mental fatigue.

.I am right now trying to help  a good friend who suffer. But I am careful with the time I am spending. I call him when I feel reloaded.

I have thought it would be nice to become a UNHCR volunteer somewhere in the world but I have difficulties now with heat, stress and  surprises. I  do my best donating some of my retirement money.

 

 

 

 

 

Lunar eclipse_20180727 in Älghult

There were unfortunenately clouds outside my kitchen window in Älghult, Småland, Sweden It took a while until I discovered the eclipsed moon appearing from behind a tall tree.  I succeeded to set up my Canon 50D with tele, Hähnel Giga Giga T Pro remote control. At that time  it was 11:30pm and the eclipse was not total anymore.

 and got this image with the moon left side still in the Earth penumbra:

As I could not get both Mars and the Moon in one view with my tele, I decided to make a photo with  Gimp where I added the moon taken with tele to the photo above. The photo below  that I got, gives an idea how I saw the Moon and Mars from my windows.

 

Know more at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/sweden/stockholm


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In Sweden you have to wait months to know if you have cancer

I am reading Stefan Einhorns book “The art of being kind” published 2005. I am writing about this book in a separate page under [learning] – [psychology] – [kindness]”

In page 74 I read this:

“It is absurd that you have to wait for months to know if you have a tumor.”

I wrote about the Swedish healthcare  in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/06/18/swedish-health-care/

What Stefan wrote about in 2009 is maybe still a reality 2018. I think I know why.

health analysis costs money.

In my experience and understanding it is because Sweden wants to shop up nice figures. Sweden saves money, avoiding among others  to do more analysis to know what exactly is going on in your body.

This happened to me 2009 when I had a pneumonia and they did not made a X-ray to check. They presumed I had renal calculi, a less costy diagnos and sent me home with recommendation to not drink water, despite my blood levels gave clear signs of a ongoing  infection. 

The same   happens to me today summer 2018. I got at Alstermo, Uppvidinge county,  healthcare center, twice times, strange liver blood values, Values  that could  depend on a newborn tumor. But they choose to presume I have  liver cirrosis and want a third blood test to preclude alcohol damages. Maybe because I am not a normal cardriving  and shortcut  60+ man, clothing like a old man and  not respecting the Jante law ( Click here to know more about the Jante law ) then you are not normal.) I be an alchololic. Lets proove that.

See my blood levels below. Levels marked with a star are high.

The same doctor at Alstermo health care didnt want to make a KPA blood test. The doctor said she can not make it without checking  with the finger first, despite I have had prostata cancer in my family. The doctor in another town said I may have a prostatitis. They made a KPA test but never sent me the results.

My blood levels could depend on a Liver cancer. But my health status does not support that hypothesis. But something still very small is maybe growing in my liver?  Why not check before it is to late?

Swedish health care helps you maybe  if you have obvious signs of acute sickness, like you are getting blue or are loosing a lot of  blood or you have a cardiac arrest. But not always in such cases neither.  A ambulance was never sent a year ago to a very sick person. They said “Take a cab to the urgency” That person died. I am personally afraid of getting sick here in Sweden, after all my experiences. I wont tell here how I could get 5-6 strokes, the last one september 2014.

Swedish health care remind me about a  cynic money focused society controlled by AI robots, a society that reasons like this:

“1. if you have a liver cancer you will die anyway very soon, so no sense to spend money in expensive exams.
1. a liver operation is very expensive  and we must avoid such a cost
3. Sweden has no use of a retired man that just costs money. Better get rid of him the natural way.”

No wonder “that many health care professionals suffer from stress-related disorders. Stress due to ethical dilemmas is usually referred to as moral distress”  according toSofia Kalvemark . a,*, Anna T. Hoglund , Mats G. Hansson , PeterWesterholm , Bengt Arnetza  (Source: http://www.jipts.com/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/Livingwith.pdf  )

A question – the name of a film.

I saw many years ago a scaring black and white film about a cynical Society where elders were simply killed in a  cinema for 60+. The cinema floor flipped over having all guests falling down in a basement.  If someone knows the name of this film, please share below. Sweden 2018 reminds me  about this film.


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The Gotland youth gives Gotland a new image

At a Midsummer party I got to know about the brown Gotlandish Second World war Hitler support. I am glad that the Young Gotlanders demonstrates against he Swedish neonazis being on the island to make noice at the politcal meeting in Almedalen that start this week.

(read more in https://www.thelocal.se/20170421/neo-nazis-to-attend-iconic-swedish-political-festival-almedalen)

A article in http://www.helagotland.se/start/nazister-i-den-gotlandska-militaren-5532840.aspx

written by Anders R Johansson Mickael Lundgren tells about this dark past and confirm what my drunken friend told me.

Swedish English

Ovanligt många på Gotland

…Nazisterna på Gotland var tvärtom ovanligt många och flera fanns även på de olika förbanden (alla utom det sent startade Lv2). …

Unusually many on Gotland

… On the other hand, the Nazis on Gotland were unusually many, and several were also found on the varius military troops (all but Lv2 that became active late) …

Pepparkakor med hakkors

Bildresultat för pepparkakor

Andra mer bemärkta var ett antal präster (exempelvis Kihlén i Rute, en i När, som bland annat skildrats av Göte Nilsson, och regementspastor Beijer i Visby), flera handlare, ett par posttjänstemän, ett par lärare, en bilmek, en fd frälsningsarmésoldat och SSU-are samt ett par kvarnägare. Flera som kan dokumenteras för stöd blev kyrkvärdar och på sina håll bakade tanterna pepparkakor med hakkors på. 
Utom detta kan även nämnas hur Cementas platschef Arendt de Jounge hösten 1933 använde högerns lokala partistämma till att beklaga sig över att man här i Sverige inte kunde använda samma bryska metoder mot uppnosig arbetarrörelse som samma år hade tillgripits i Tyskland.

 Christmas cakes with swastica drawn upon.

Bildresultat för pepparkakor

Another more notable was a number of priests (eg Kihlén i Rute, one in När, as portrayed by Göte Nilsson, and Beijer Regimentist in Visby), several traders, a couple of post officials, a couple of teachers, a carmek, a former Salvation Army soldier and SSUs (ssu party) and a couple of moorers. Several that can be documented for nazisupport became church hosts and in their backs, the women baked gingerbread cookies with Swasticas. Besides this, mention is also made of how Cementa’s site manager Arendt de Jounge, in the autumn of 1933, used the right party’s local party meeting to regret that here in Sweden we could not use the same brutal methods against insane workers’ movement that had been used in Germany in the same year.

Gotlandsbolagets chef gav rabatt åt nazister

CG Ekman var med i Riksföreningen Sverige-Tyskland samt gav rabatt till de “trekvartsbruna” SNU, då de hade läger vid Toftabaden. Vidare fanns en kommunalordförande i Dalhem, och att en nazist senare blev folkpartistisk fullmäktigeledamot i Slite.

Gotland Company Head gave discounts to nazists

CG Ekman was a member of the Swedish Association Swedish-Germany and gave a discount to the “three-quarter” SNU, when they camped at Toftabaden. There was also a municipal chairman in Dalhem, and a Nazi member later became a parliamentary parliamentary member of Slite.

 

 “livlina” från Baltikum

Men viktigare är nog att den “livlina” som efter kriget organiserades från Baltikum och västerut bland annat hade stöd av skollärare Nilsson i Hangvar och PH Lovén på Hästnäs. 
Om detta har undertecknade skrivit flera gånger förut (var för sig och gemensamt). 

“lifeline” from the Baltics


But more importantly, the “lifeline”, organized after the war from the Baltic and West, was supported by school teacher Nilsson in Hangvar and PH Lovén at Hästnäs. If this has the signature written several times before (separately and in common). 

 

Source: http://www.helagotland.se/start/nazister-i-den-gotlandska-militaren-5532840.aspx 

Parts translated to English by me.

The lifeline history is maybe a explanation for the Russians sending a tortedo from a submarine to sink the  the Swedish Hansa killing 80+ people. Another rumor on Gotland.

I am working on a article about Hansa. 

 

Swedish healthcare – The Swedish illusion.

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introduction

When you read the info in sweden.se

“a system that ensures everyone equal access to health care services. ”

it sounds like Sweden is  Heaven.

I have compeletely different experiences. The reality is not like Sweden.se paint it.

Italy:

I had deep cough two years ago in Italy. They made a X ray immediately and could after 2 hours exclude pneumonia.

Sweden:

I got pneumonia 8 years ago here in Sweden. I waited from 8 pm until 3 am the next day in a corridor. A doctor came and said “Let say you have renal calculi” He sent me home with the recommendation to not drink.

The evening after, again feeling horrible at the hospital waiting another 9 hour. A doctor from Iran came at 2 am and talking with me, he understood I did not have kidney problems. He immediately sent me to make a X-ray where they discovered I had the lungs full of water.

90 years old waiting eleven hours in the acute corridor -she died there.

Translated from: www.svt.se

The Inspectorate for Health and Care (Ivo) criticizes Skåne University Hospital (SUS) in Lund after a 90-year-old man died when he sought care at the emergency room after a fall in 2016.

The healthcare staff believed that the man also suffered from pneumonia and decision was taken to move to the care department. But there was no place, and instead he remained in the corridor of the acute for eleven hours.

He had neither food nor drink nor any other care. He was moved to the central hospital in Kristianstad, where he died the day after the cardiac arrest.

A year ago someone called 112.  They said @Talek a cab to the hospital.” A sicki human being  died because of that.

 

 

e have elections here in Sweden and one of the parties goes out sying that the public health care  Responsibility  must not be devolved to the county councils and municipal governments.

But that would probably not change much.

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Swedish cancer health care

The Swedish health care “a system that ensures everyone equal access to health care services. ” They doesn say, “while keeping the budget plan”

“Months to know if you have cancer”

The Swedish oncologist Stefan Einhorn wrote in his book  “The art of being kind” 10 years ago that it is not caring  that people have to wait months to know if they have cancer.  I wonder if that is different today. I am waiting more than a month to make a MRT for the doctors to be able to exclude cancer.  A month is a long time when you have a growing cancer especcially in the well mourished liver.

A cancer cell can in  a month develope and spread huge amounts of daughter cells  ( metastasis ) that makes it almost impossible fror you to fight for your life.

Today at the news, the issue was raised in the news /Rapport 19.30). I took this screen shot:

 

With blood cancer you get help within 6 days in 73% of the cases.

Only 50% with brain cancer got help in time, that is within 50 days. 
cancer in but for severe prostata cancer only 3.9% got good help but within 60 days. 

But this statistics talks only about those who have got the cancer diagnos.  Nothing is said how long time it took for these patients to get the diagnos.

I wonder how are the possibility to save a human with brain cancer 50 days after they discovered it?

How many of these patients got rid of their cancer?

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Getting older and dying in Sweden

I am scared about getting older in Sweden.  If you are unable to leave the bed they let you lay there until you get bedsores.  We took our mother in law, back home and after a few weeks she was able to walk again. 

In Sweden you can die and rotten slowly in your apartment before they discover you. When my mother was sick in Italy they installed a microphone and loudspeaker in her house so they could talk with her and ask how she was doing. If she didnt answer they immediately came to visit her.

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Conclusion

 

More people will die or suffer in Sweden for the hospitals to keep their budget and the government to show up nice $ figures.

Difference between private and public care

A dentist,  friend of mine eplained this:

When you look for help at a private hospital the hospital welcomes you with open arms as they get money from the State for every human they take care of.

That is not the case for the  public health care .The public care has to stick to their yearly budget. All patients have to share a piece of the yearly cake.  So If you look for help at the public health care, the doctor has to leave other patients. To not spend money and time they find easy solutions.

Public healthcare budget thinking

A  public healthcare  doctor may because of lack of shared time and resources, tend to think :

“We can not spend 300 Euro  for a MRT  if there is nothing serious”

or  being stressed, to get rid of you, they may take the risc saying:  “There is probably nothing serious with you.  Go home.” or “take a rest and talk with you psycologist” 

so he can leave you and take care of the other patience.

This happened to me.

Swedish healthcare doesnt think:

“We cannot risc to loose another human life”

Budget is sacred, not human life.

This reminds me about my military service in a rescuing platoon. The officer instructed us “If you are in a war zone, If someone looks horrible think that he/she will probably die anyway. Lave him and take care of others.”

A Swedish public healthcare doctor could  think in a similar way:

“Spending money on a dying man
is vasted money”

It is of course not morally unacceptable to thin like that  but this is the way the Swedish health care is programmed.

Do not think Sweden is a paradise to get old in. Think before you leave your country for Sweden.

I am in Sweden now as I can not stand the heat in Italy.

But I will emigrate to Italy as soon as possible and do my best to survive the heat there. 

Does the Swedish health care has the cynic policy I started this post with?

“Spending money on a dying man is vasted money”