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johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Election night, Norway. And get this...

Worth noting is that Venstre (left) is a liberal party positioned to the right of Senterpartiet (center party). This is why the left and right is governing together.

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 26, 2017

You might have seen this the last time you went, but in many places you can find shelters and a fireplace which you can use for free, although you might have to share it with strangers if others show up.

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 26, 2017

Around Skåne, you could look up Mölle/Kullaberg on the west coast, Simrishamn/Kivik/Stenshuvud on the east coast, or Söderåsen somewhere in between. I'd check out lake Åsnen south of Växjö, but I haven't really spent much time there myself. If you're going up the east coast, you could make a small detour and see Öland. Or, driving up the east coast of lake Vättern from Jönköping to Motala and you will see lots of nice places. Closer to Stockholm, I'm actually not so sure where to go, except out into the archipelago. I can ask someone who's more familiar with the area.

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 26, 2017

Let me know if you need any suggestions for places to go/see in Sweden!

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are your weekend plans?

That Busker Festival sounds like a lot of fun!

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are your weekend plans?

Is it the BBC version? Let me know if it's any good!

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are your weekend plans?

Pretty much powering through the last design project before summer break, watching Monaco Grand Prix and ignoring the amazing weather outside. One more week to go!

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 10, 2017

Just in shock, I haven't been this short-haired since I was in fourth grade. My hair dryer catching fire a couple of months ago might have influenced the decision to go short, washing it is certainly a lot quicker now!

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 10, 2017

Last week was really warm so I went and got my hair cut for the first time in almost three years.


johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Donald Trump looking at things

Aww, I was expecting something like this.

I live in Malmö, where 43 % of people have foreign backgrounds (born abroad or with foreign-born parents). In my neighborhood, that number is 86 %. Sweden is heavily segregated, and not enough has been done to deal with it. Immigrants with degrees has had trouble in the past to make use of it, either because of overbearing bureacracy or lack of connections.

Look at 2) and replace city with country.

Fortunately, a lot of people and organizations seems to be waking up and trying to do the right thing. My trade union has started up language cafés to allow people to network, and some large construction companies just published a Swedish-Arabic dictionary for industry terms.

My parents were the children of poor farm-hands, and thanks to free education and government loans, they both got degrees and careers as professionals. If we steer clear of prejudice, I don't see why class journeys like that shouldn't be possible in the future.

I presume you are not Swedish, since you seem to be under the impression that we don't discuss immigration. Trust me, we do.

All. The. Time.

We even have a party in our parliament who's main goal is restricting immigration. If we had an election today, they would become the second biggest party.

I listen to "Ring P1" almost every day, which is a call-in show airing on the national public service radio channel. Immigration is on the agenda every single day. I watch weekly debate shows on public service television, and immigration is a frequent topic. Same thing in the regular debates between the different party leaders.

So please, fuck off with this meme about how immigration is a taboo topic in Sweden.

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