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Renfeh Hguh
Posted on: 24.Aug.2016, 06:13 PM





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The median income in Sweden is about 32,000 kr. The poverty line is defined as earning less than 50% of the median income, according to a few places I looked.

As mentioned by others, Sweden "expects" both partners to be working, so the median family income should be 64,000kr and thus the poverty line 32,000 kr.

Unless the OP's wife can get a job quickly, then the family will be barely living above the poverty line.

Maybe coming to Sweden as a single, the salary range mentioned might be acceptable, but not as a family.
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Renfeh Hguh
Posted on: 18.Aug.2016, 09:18 PM





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QUOTE (Emerentia @ 18.Aug.2016, 08:53 PM) *
No, I'm not a foreigner.

In what way to you think it's being nice to your face to say to someone "I would rather wash laundry than go to your party.", A person who says that doesn't care if you find them rude or not, and don't care about appearing nice and polite. A person who wanted to appear nice and polite would go to your party, not cancel, and say that they had fun and that it was a lovely party, whether they thought so or not.

Swedes will be nice... Swedes will be positive... and if that means accepting an invite even though they know they will not attend, they will say yes, being nice and positive. Last minute cancellation are easy for Swedes as it can be done by a text at the last moment and "confrontation" is avoided usually

As a Swede, you are probably just oblivious to it as it is your normal etiquette.

I have a Swedish friend who gets pissed off with that sort of behaviour from other Swedes. He probably reacts differently because he is more international than the average Svensson
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Renfeh Hguh
Posted on: 18.Aug.2016, 03:38 PM





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QUOTE (Hisingen @ 18.Aug.2016, 12:13 PM) *
As usual, you know absolutely nothing, and I will not attempt to enlighten you. You are so thick that you can see nothing but your own ego in a mirror. Thank heavens that you no longer foul up the air in Sweden. You back-to-front hugh hefner. It is a pity they didn't supply you with a couple of happy pills, you misery.

Ummm I know a hell of a lot more about the state of the Swedish health system than you. You have already stated that your main contact with the Swedish healthcare system is the annual checkup.

My girlfriend is a registered nurse and has worked in quite a few Swedish hospitals. She has seen first hand the incompetence. She also worked several years on London and had nothing bad to say. I personally have had to deal with several incompetent house doctors.
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Renfeh Hguh
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QUOTE (Hisingen @ 17.Aug.2016, 10:50 PM) *
Funny, but you care enough to keep plaguing us with your derogatory comments at all times of the day.
Why can't you stay away and leave us in peace?? Perhaps you love us so much that you can't?

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There are a lot of foreigners who are clearly oblivious to the reality of Sweden and just believe the propaganda. I'm giving them a chance to question their perception of reality.

I just found the The Economist Intelligence Unit "Livability" ranking of Stockholm for 2015. Note the healthcare column... "Mighty" Sweden scores 87.5 whilst 18 of the 23 cities above it score the perfect 100. In the top 40 Stockholm and Madrid score the lowest health ranking.

If you want a reality check on you beloved Sweden's healthcare system, which I know you are clueless about, perhaps you will go to The Economist Intelligence Unit's web page and find out why Sweden ranks so poorly.
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Renfeh Hguh
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QUOTE (Emerentia @ 18.Aug.2016, 01:45 AM) *
You didn't? To me it really looks like you mentioned "racist" twice in that post about decline an invite to a party:


In what way does a person appear "nice and positive", in your eyes, by making a late cancellation to a party and rather do their laundry? That doesn't appear nice or positive to no one, Swede or foreigner.

I was highlighting the way Swedes are too faced... They will be nice to your face regardless of what they really are thinking. I guess you are still one of these clueless foreigners who just don't get how Swedes work.
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Renfeh Hguh
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QUOTE (Savage @ 15.Aug.2016, 06:07 PM) *
I am not sure I think that comment was fair.

Just earlier today, I commented on another thread on this forum which OECD reports showed that Sweden was ranked #5 in the world for dispersing Antidepressants with 79 doses a day for every 1,000 inhabitants.

While I agree that Sweden may have some extremely high taxes to cover the cost of healthcare, and that the healthcare also requires additional payment topups from its patients. It is hardly frugal when it comes to dishing out these little happy pills.

Ok...

This survey puts Sweden 3rd... http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publicatio...n/mirror-mirror

Seems great doesn't it...

Just look at the categories it wins or places high and then look at the categories that it fails in dragging down it's score.

What's the point of all of the good scores when the quality is so piss poor...

Sweden's health care is great if you have square pegs and square holes problems as even your house doctor can figure it out. If you have something that's not the normal thing they treat, then you are screwed. They give up... They have know knowledge, ability or desire top dig deeper even if it is to refer you to someone else.

I don't really know if private is any good, I hope the good doctors that stay in Sweden work for private clinics and hospitals, but I don't know (or care now that I have left)
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QUOTE (Savage @ 15.Aug.2016, 03:36 PM) *
What are you fed up with exactly?

I'm guessing the 3rd rate health system and medical professionals in Sweden. Sweden has one of the worst health systems in the EU.
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Renfeh Hguh
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I went to SEB to open an account because I wanted to see if they were any good. I wanted to transfer some money from my other Swedish bank and just wanted their internet and a debit card.

Could I get it, fuck no. All they'd give me was an electron card... UNLESS I moved everything over to them and paid my money into the SEB account.

I just walked out in disgust...

Had they given me what I wanted, maybe I would have eventually moved everything over if they were any good.
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Renfeh Hguh
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If you are planning on Stockholm and you have no apartment rental arranged, neither of you have jobs, neither of you are Swedish and you don't speak Swedish... i.e. all you have is the money and a visa.

Then to put it simply, don't come. The money will be gone quick enough, certainly before you have affordable accomodation and a job. You might get lucky, but it's not worth the risk.
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Renfeh Hguh
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QUOTE (Emerentia @ 11.Aug.2016, 06:55 PM) *
That has nothing to do with racism. Late cancellations, where the person who has been invited and accepted finds something better to do, or feels like they prefer to stay at home rather than go to a party, is something happens to Swedes arranging parties as well. Any one who has ever arranged a party has experienced that, I think.
It's bad manners, but it's not racism.

I never said that example was about racism, it's just an example of how Swedes try to be nice and positive rather than honest to you. I've known Swedes who have gotten pissed off with other Swedes for that sort of bad manners.
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QUOTE (littleviking @ 11.Aug.2016, 01:39 PM) *
i have had more racism from foreigners in Sweden than Swedes. So far in 5 years no Swede was even rude to me. The getting of a job is harder as an immigrant but its not roses for a expat or local either.

The point I keep trying to make is that Swedes are racist in a more secretive way than most other nations. Swedes always want to appear to be nice and positive, whether they have racist feelings towards someone, if they are not interesting in going on a date with you, want to decline an invite to a party or come over and help you.

So you are unlikely to find a Swede being rude to you, it's not their way.

You'll instead be baffled as to why the Swede you invited to your party repeatedly says yes to you but then on the Saturday evening they call you to say that they forgot that they had booked the tv?ttstuga and they cannot afford to miss it.
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Renfeh Hguh
Posted on: 10.Aug.2016, 08:21 PM





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QUOTE (Hisingen @ 10.Aug.2016, 06:15 PM) *
But then, Sweden cannot be all that bad since so many seem to want to become new Swedes anyway. Out of the frying pan - - - - - -
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Swedes are great at pulling the wool over everybody's eyes. In the same way they hide behind "niceness" to hide their racism, they project an image that is great but hides the truth.

I have to hand it to Swedes, they do it well and have the whole world suckered

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160801-l...table-countries

BTW given the stated purpose of this site, I'm surprised that Thelocal has missed this report.
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QUOTE (bitteredlake @ 10.Aug.2016, 10:23 AM) *
very simple: buy private health insurance?

"privat sjukv?rdsf?rs?kring"

It won't cover you for an existing condition...

But private health insurance is a 100% must unless you are happy to spend months and months waiting for an illness to be diagnosed and tests taken.
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Renfeh Hguh
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QUOTE (Svedallas @ 9.Aug.2016, 06:10 PM) *
My "Nigger" comment was in support of the immigrants and against the Swedes who take the same attitude to the immigrants as the white people on the plantation.

I rest my case again. Clearly cannot argue with such stupidity.

Are you dyslexic?

Let's do a test... read this...

"I think it is disgusting that some people still refer to African American's as niggers"

So what did you see?

"Disgusting African American niggers"????

It seems like you see one word and want to read offence...
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QUOTE (Svedallas @ 9.Aug.2016, 05:47 PM) *
I will take it upon myself to educate you. African migrants (not immigrants) have been in Sweden since the 17th Century. So your opinion is well - just your opinion.

As you state the "N" people - are the same people that have had the most significant impact and contribution to the Swedish culture, politics, economy etc. Rather than bashing them for having nursing jobs, do you realize that they are the ones that do these are the same jobs that Swedes do not want?
They are doing a job - caring for the elderly, yet you want to call them names. Such a shame and sheer embarrasement that you do so.

As far as I see, they are paying taxes, and not reaping benefits of the social system.

Do take a note of the link an educate yourself - especially of how many Swedes of African origin have contributed.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_immigrants_to_Sweden

I rest my case.

OMG OMG OMG... So fucking Stupid!!!!!!!!

My whole fucking point is that the lesser world country people doing the under nurse jobs are being used by the lazy fucking Swedish under nurses to do the work they should be doing. The immigrant under nurses are being underpaid for what they do compared to the Swedes (in a sensible country, the harder workers would be financially rewarded) and underpaid compared others because they are not Swedish. The Swedish under nurses officially are at the same level as the immigrants, but because they are Swedish and mates with the head doctor.

My "Nigger" comment was in support of the immigrants and against the Swedes who take the same attitude to the immigrants as the white people on the plantation.

Clearly you just read the word "Nigger" and totally missed the point.
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QUOTE (Svedallas @ 9.Aug.2016, 05:17 PM) *
Your constant name-calling proves your level of education on the matter of racism. Only certain people go to the extent of using that term especially when it is a hot topic in more recent news.

Stick to the fundamental question asked at the start the thread. Avoid name-calling. This is a forum for adults and not people who want to use it as a platform to express their person opinion of a race.

I apologise, I did use the N to express my opinion about a race, the Swedish race and Swede's attitude to and treatment of immigrants from 3rd world... no lesser world countries than might Sweden!!!
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QUOTE (Svedallas @ 9.Aug.2016, 04:49 PM) *
Highlight? You're one of the first to use the N word on this forum.

And they way you state it. Clearly racist.

OMG are you really that stupid?... I guess so!!!
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QUOTE (Bsmith @ 9.Aug.2016, 02:33 PM) *
Name one country that isn't racist or at least has racists abiding in it. We are all humans and humans can be a nasty lot.

ummmmm I can't

Most countries don't try to project an image of moral superiority through their immigration policies and do everything they can to appear nice and friendly when face to face with people of undesirable "races" but stab them in the back or exclude them in away the person doesn't realise.

When it comes to racism, many Swedes are like a Stureplan blonde.
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Renfeh Hguh
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QUOTE (andy_fin @ 9.Aug.2016, 12:46 PM) *
Faced with your problems i would integrate facebook authentication for the forums and remove the option of the antiquated username password combo.
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login

There goes your anonymous "immigrant posters"

Any good reason why this would not be a good idea besides development costs?

I see the forum as one of your most valuable assets. It's a fantastic archive of questions and answers that you couldn't hope to replicate through blog / news posts.
Yes it has it's downsides but honestly i see it as TL's USP.

Unless the sites target audience are teens and the clueless early twenties, then TL will lose a lot of traffic to the forum. I'm sure I'm not alone in this, I will NEVER join any site where I must use Facebook as the login. I'd rather use Google's login because I don't have a presence there.

Do you want that Mark Fuckerberg to know what you do outside of FB as well?
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Renfeh Hguh
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QUOTE (Svedallas @ 9.Aug.2016, 02:10 PM) *
To use such terms on this forum. You Renfeh Hguh - sound like a complete racist.
Never on this forum have such vile words been used. You are obviously in the 1800s.

No dipshit, I'm using the word to highlight the Swedes attitude to immigrants.
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Hahaha

Those 23 days are going to feel like an eternity. Sucker tongue.gif
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QUOTE (Savage @ 9.Aug.2016, 06:31 AM) *
I hope you have good reason and real proof of what you have printed.

As exposure to personal information, including personal identification numbers in such a manner could have very strong consequences.

I really hope for your sake, and those of the readers that this isn't just just some snippet from Flashback or some other far right web site or blog.

Yep, it's from flashback (never understood that site)

I suppose it would not take too much effort for a news organisation to confirm that the names, convictions and sentences are accurate.

Regardless, posting the personal numbers is not a good thing even if they are scum
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QUOTE (Savage @ 9.Aug.2016, 06:48 AM) *
It is worth noting that the far right, anti immigration party (Sweden democrats) has seen a huge surge in popularity in Sweden in recent years. You can google that, as the results are endless.

The out of control immigration has forced Swedes to start supporting them. The traditional Swedish parties have stuck their heads up their own arses and steadfastly refused to change their "let everyone in, so we can be smug on the world stage" attitude. Until there is some genuine attempt by these parties to cut down immigration to a manageable level as a long run policy (rather than a knee jerk panic) then SD will continue to grow.

SD's rise means that on a world stage, the cat is out of the bag, and the world can see that Swedes are not as accepting of immigrants as the propaganda tries to suggest.

Bring in a sensible level of immigration and SD will die away and Swedes can go back to being closet racists. They'll eventually learn to live with the idea that on this matter they are not superior to the rest of the world.
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