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#1 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
It wasnt the companies fault but they had to deal with tons of sick days because people felt it was a good way to protest homosexuality laws in their country? Am I the only one that thinks this was a dick move on both sides regardless of my feelings on the treatment of homosexuals?
#39 to #1 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
No, you silly **** .

What else should they do? Protest? Look at how well that's worked before.

They hit the government where it hurts- right in the taxes.
#4 to #1 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
Generally speaking with Nordic countries, businesses have to pay taxes to the Government for each transaction, and will have to pay a small fee to the Government for each Employee that reports to work each day - which helps in keeping the economy flowing in relation to the employment-rate so that nobody can hold a full monopoly of any aspect of the market.

Now, what do you reckon will happen if a large portion of the Employees of various businesses simply cease to come to work?

No money in, no money out. The economy suffers - and with it, the Government. Depression occurs. Nobody buys anything, nobody dares sell. The country simply stops dead in it's tracks.

That's the point of the protest.

Either that, or they just wanted some time off, and gayness was a good way to get it.
#5 to #4 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
ok thats even worse, and pretty much guarantees that 90% of the people were only in it for the free days... Or was they were really really short sighted, couldn't it have been accomplished by simply making a petition, or emailing their leaders?
#6 to #5 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
The situation in Sweden was different at that time. There was a huge cleft in social standards born from a transition and modernization.

There were the "ol'-fashion" folks, who wanted people with mental disorders (such as downs syndrome), disabilities, gay people and such - to be locked up in asylums and forcibly both "neutered" (with lack of a better word) and operated upon, usually in the brain (I can't remember what it's called, but basically you cut a certain stem in the brain to disallow for resistance and certain motor-functions).

And there was the "new" crowd, who were much more liberal. They wanted for old traditions to die out, and equal rights, among other things.

A petition wouldn't have went over so well, seeing as a large portion of the population didn't want a modernization, or foreign influences.

If you ask me, we haven't really gotten very far in Sweden, as our third-most popular party is a national-socialistic mob.
User avatar #9 to #6 - sodapops (04/18/2013) [-]
You are looking for the word "lobotomized".
#7 to #6 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
Oh wonderful so the choices in Sweden are socialist everyone is special morons, and Extreme right wing Eugenics nutjobs? mmmm its like dinner in England no matter what you choose itll make you sick to your stomach
#8 to #7 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
Not really, but a majority is voting for the National Socialists lead by a Sociopath who was arrested at a peaceful protest in 1993 for carrying a live handgrenade (Jimmie Åkesson), because he makes promises that he can't possibly keep, and says that he wants a "Swedish Sweden", and that your level of "Swedishness" depends on the number of crimes that you've committed since you arrived in Sweden (SR P1, Interview on 14th of December, 2012).

While not everyone is an amazing, racist cunt, it certainly is an underlying theme in Sweden due to partial segregation and traditionalism of a large part of the population.

I'd still say that there is a large amount of individuals who claim that Sweden was a much better country when it was walled off, and the most foreign thing we could get our hands on was dark chocolate.
User avatar #11 to #8 - sodapops (04/18/2013) [-]
I remember that time... It was basically soviet russia light. The only concession to the rest of western culture was donald duck on christmas eve. Still, the late 80s were made of greatness. The optimum balance between new ideas and stable welfare. People went to work because that was the way it was done, and cheating with sickdays was shameful.

In other news, winglit is trolling you.
#14 to #11 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
trolling, how so?
User avatar #18 to #14 - sodapops (04/18/2013) [-]
Ah, didn't really want to get into this discussion. But you twisted the things anon there said into "Sweden must be the worst , communist, racist country in the world". In reality it's pretty meh but OK. I'd say that our USA-ass kissing government is a big part of the problem. Racist, OK but I imagine white people surrounded by black gangstahs in new york feel the same. We import arabs and somalians as if they were a precious commodity and do nothing to integrate them into society. I don't mind either racists or foreigners but i absolutely loathe our eco nazis, I fear the SD (Jimmie Åkesson and his bunch) will get even more power because nobody in their right minds would cast their votes for S while they are affiliated with MP.
#19 to #18 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
Actually all I've done is make a couple of jokes about what hes saying, sounds like Sweden is pretty racist from what HES said, I am interested but really not bias as to your countries situation... I've in no way "trolled" him though mate, trolling would be trying to make him angry or upset but again I'm actually interested in hearing his point of view, seeing as Sweden very rarely appears in the US media.
#10 to #8 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
Wait so if I go to Sweden and start robbing and murdering people am I MORE or LESS Swedish in accordance with the socialist bollocks lord of crazy?
#12 to #10 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
He claims that you'd be less Swedish, the more crimes you'd commit while in Sweden.

(Mind you, this is a country which was founded on murdering, pillaging and raping the **** out of the majority of the world until the late 800s, and this guy claims that you can't be Swedish if you commit crimes.)
#13 to #12 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
Hmmm thats weird because in my country you're nationality is based on where you were born rather than the amount of crimes you have committed... wait whats a Swedish man born in Sweden who has committed crimes? like whats his nationality, or is he now just like of the Earth?
#15 to #13 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
Well, according to Jimmie Åkesson, that individual would be some form of Alien - lacking nationality and morals alike, unable and unwilling to conform to the standards that he sets in his own demented little mind, where black people are still slaves, and the Nazis never lost.
#16 to #15 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
Dude... your tellin me that in accordance with this guys laws if I rob a bank, i'm not of this Earth?... That... IS... AMAZING! but wait wait wait, I'm American yeah, and our socialist party seems obsessed with political correctness and equality even at the cost of personal freedoms sometimes, how is the socialist party in Sweden so radically different in ideals? or is it simply their own version of Political Correctness doesnt coincide with ours but they still uphold their own twisted version? How different are the 2 parties?
User avatar #21 to #16 - sodapops (04/18/2013) [-]
I think i'll have to answer you again. SD is a lot like ron paul in the US. Quite a bit of political pull but no real chance of being in charge. He's our version of newt gingricht, people shake their heads at the stupid **** he says but still votes for him because they are racist. As you full well understand that crime/swedishness only apply to arabs and negroes, not white immigrants. And there is not much difference between our socialist parties, ours might be a mite more to the left. Most of our politicians would benefit greatly from thinking about Frankilns quotes.
User avatar #22 to #21 - sodapops (04/18/2013) [-]
*Jimmie", not just "he"
#24 to #22 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
I actually voted for Ron Paul :/
and no I didnt know his ideas only extended to particular races, you know how rarely Sweden is mentioned in America? but what confuses me is the socialist party being so racist in your nation, I know that socialism and Political correctness aren't Synonymous but they seem to go hand in hand for the most part, I just found it weird
#25 to #24 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
Well, it seems to follow a sort of pattern that "If it isn't illegal, we can do it". While racism isn't a crime, it's frowned upon. Several things that the Swedish National Socialists have done that were found to be "Unacceptable" were then blamed on individual cell-organizations of the National Socialists.

Riots, attacks on Political figures and hate-campaigns were frequent (and still are), and they're mostly blamed on a group called "Sverigepartiet" who are just all-out racists.
#26 to #25 - winglit ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
Ah ok so theres an extremist part of the otherwise typical socialist party similair to our Conservatives and Right wing Extremists
#27 to #26 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
Yes, that's correct.
#20 to #16 - anonymous (04/18/2013) [-]
In Sweden, the National Socialists hide behind a shroud of "we don't mean any offense, but..", where they basically say what they want behind a thinly veiled attempt at making a point that would make even the most hopeless idiots shake their heads.

What I believe to be the difference between the American Socialists and the Swedish National Socialists is this; The Americans focus more on trying to make it more on creating equal ground, while still keeping each other at a distance. The Swedish National Socialists simply try to manipulate the Majority into siding with them, in order to exploit the core concept of Democracy. What's sad is that people are actually falling for it, even though it's just so blatantly obvious that the National Socialists are both cheating and manipulating statistics to make it seem as though they're right.
User avatar #23 to #20 - sodapops (04/18/2013) [-]
All of them do, mate. Swedish media has turned into a ********* , and I guess fact is less than 1/4th of what's written. ******* EU ruined us.
#3 to #1 - peggscott (04/18/2013) [-]
"dick move"
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