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Sweden: bastion of the progressive

that truly lives up to its name

Gjeebes
post 22.Aug.2017, 06:08 PM
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""Spontaneous dancing" is still illegal in Sweden"

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-a...w-a7905531.html

Ah Sweden, a real breath of fresh air...
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Bsmith
post 26.Aug.2017, 11:54 AM
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Joined: 25.Jun.2009

Video, please.

Unless you're a guy.
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Johnsonsummer
post 26.Aug.2017, 02:14 PM
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Location: United States
Joined: 22.Aug.2017

Watch "Footloose" with Kevin Bacon...anyway, I've been here a month and it's not as free as I expected. USA, as bad as the news can seem, is much more free...in many ways. I love Sweden and the people have been very kind. I think if I were an asylum seeker and/or refugee I would try hard to get myself to America...Donald Trump will hopefully be impeached soon. You can dance anywhere in America too...no permit needed!!
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Bsmith
post 26.Aug.2017, 02:52 PM
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Once the rose colored glasses come off, you can get a clearer picture and judge Sweden for what it is. Having lived in both countries, I can say that some things are better (and worse) in each country.

As far as Trump is concerned, I'm not sure if he will be impeached but one can hope that he grows tired of the pressure and steps down. I think Pence could do an adequate job. But, please, no more refugees or asylum seekers whom are bent on terrorism. We are only now just seeing the beginnings of the problems that these jihadists are causing in Europe.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 26.Aug.2017, 03:51 PM
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What this place needs is a "smokin hot" clubber with a lot of intellectual moves...

Don't break my heart and confess to being a guy...please!!!
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Svedallas
post 26.Aug.2017, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE (antes @ 26.Aug.2017, 03:55 PM) *
I've been living here for almost 5 years now and I don't know what do you mean by "free". I did notice that people here are, let's generalize, usually ve ... (show full quote)


You should visit Finland.

Finland has nothing on Sweden. If you want to know about socially awkward.
You should also know that Scandinavian countries are the most introverted in the world.
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Svedallas
post 26.Aug.2017, 05:39 PM
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QUOTE (Gjeebes @ 22.Aug.2017, 07:08 PM) *
""Spontaneous dancing" is still illegal in Sweden". http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-a...w-a7905531.html. Ah Sweden, a real breath of fresh air...


This is not really a serious law.

You can spontaneously dance anywhere. TL was trying to just get clicks. And it worked.
The fact that independent picked it up. Guess they keep doing their job.

You don't see bartenders making emergency calls to the police "We have a man dancing at our bar, it is an emergency".

Swedish police have far more important things to do.
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Mistress_Of_Doom
post 26.Aug.2017, 10:16 PM
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I agree. I was an introvert before I moved to Sweden and everyone just seems normal to me. Spontaneous dancing is stupid and should be illegal.
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Svedallas
post 27.Aug.2017, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (Mistress_Of_Doom @ 26.Aug.2017, 11:16 PM) *
I agree. I was an introvert before I moved to Sweden and everyone just seems normal to me. Spontaneous dancing is stupid and should be illegal.


Scandinavia is not for the extroverted. Then they think everyone is strange.

Let it keep it as a law. At least then, one can rebelliously slide a foot here and there. Risky! laugh.gif
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 27.Aug.2017, 05:52 PM
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Dancing in any form is the work of the Devil...Idle hands are the cause of spontaneous foot movements...

So there!!! blink.gif
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TLSucks
post 27.Aug.2017, 07:54 PM
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Joined: 12.Dec.2013

Although "dancing permit" for bars/clubs is a stupid thing it is not exclusive to Sweden.
The UK and the US have similar laws:
https://www.gov.uk/premises-licence
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Cabaret_Law
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Svedallas
post 27.Aug.2017, 08:01 PM
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QUOTE (TLSucks @ 27.Aug.2017, 08:54 PM) *
Although "dancing permit" for bars/clubs is a stupid thing it is not exclusive to Sweden.The UK and the US have similar laws:https://www.gov.uk/premises-licencehttps ... (show full quote)


Guess this was another case of "Fake News" then.
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Tenacious185
post 28.Aug.2017, 07:04 AM
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Introverted American expat and terrible dancer here. I moved to Sweden counting on the fact that it was an introverted country and I could live here undisturbed, socially retarded, and completey avoidant and nobody would notice or care.

I was sold a bill of goods!

Random people talk to me all the time. Even worse than in the U.S. What gives? Maybe my foreign-ness makes them curious.

At any rate, I'm sure if I started spontaneously dancing, my moves would be so bad that everyone would run screaming, and clear some space as they'd think I was having a violent seizure. Or dry heaving. Might have to try that. laugh.gif
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Tenacious185
post 28.Aug.2017, 07:50 AM
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QUOTE (antes @ 28.Aug.2017, 08:34 AM) *
Awww! wub.gif


It's a little something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xi4O1yi6b0

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Tenacious185
post 28.Aug.2017, 08:45 AM
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The awkward part is certainly correct. tongue.gif
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