Tag: Sweden

Aug 27

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home — Part 14

In Brief — The author gives readers a glimpse of the hard-working personnel who care for all of the oldsters in his department. [Written in June 2017.] Hard-Working, With Uncaring Management — The new management of this warehouse apparently believes the personnel are endowed with super powers: They don’t get tired from the long, mind-numbing …

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Jul 09

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home — Part 13

In Brief— A look at one of the departments and the old folks who live in this area of the warehouse. [Written in February 2017.] ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Old Folks “R” Us— Like everybody, we’re all different…except we’re older. We may be getting grayer and more wrinkled in a comfortable warehouse instead of grousing and giving sage …

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Apr 23

Global Climate Change is REAL

In Brief— A presentation of facts verifying that humanity and other species are endangered by man-made climate change. [Written in December 2016-January 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Neither Science Nor a Deity Will Save Humanity— Whoosh. Splat! Representative Ignoramus throws a snowball in congress exclaiming that because it’s snowing like crazy in Washington D.C. climate change is a …

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Feb 26

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 11

In Brief— The author’s experiences after the private elder care company took over management from the kommun. Privatization European-style. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– “I’m Mad As Hell…”— Though there is now another vacancy, one empty room in our warehouse has now been filled. One of our number got off the train at her destination. The new occupant—I’ll call …

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Aug 07

Cannon Fodder: Draftee or Volunteer

In Brief—A discussion of the author’s experiences and views on whether a mandatory draft of men and women is preferable over an all-volunteer military. Frying Pan or Fire— I sat there in my suit and tie talking to a young man who had just received his draft notice. I might as well have been speaking …

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