Monday, February 19, 2007

Powder-scare at Jyllands-Posten (Now deemed harmless)

Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten received a letter with a suspicious powder today.

My translation:

Monday Jylands-Posten received a letter containing a powder. The letter is now being investigated by the police, Tage Clausen from the paper informed today.

All letters are opened by special staff in the mail room before further distribution. This has been standard procedure since Jyllands-Posten recived two letters containg powder in February 2006.

Danish Emergency Management Agency have worked since Monday morning investigating the letter and isolating the three post handlers who where in contact with the substance.

(Photo: Thomas Fredberg)

Most likely this a prank, but it's not a very funny joke. I'll post more when I know more.

Update: 16:30: A sample of the powder has been sent to Stockholm, Sweden, and the result is expected tomorrow, Tuesday. The three postal workers are in good spirits and are kept under medical observation.

Update: Tuesday 17.30: The powder has been deemed harmless by Swedish experts. "No biological hazard" was the verdict from the lab in Stockholm today, Tuesday.

So, it was a prank. However if the police gets the ones responsible, they will not get off with a slap on the wrist. So far, no news on who might be responsible. Must have been some very long hours for the mail handlers before the good news got back to them.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

We Had Fun Once

I realize it's a bit early to celebrate the 100' anniversary of Hergé, but this drawing is something that should be remembered:

From a time more innocent than these days. From a time before Political Correctness destroyed our civilization. A time when we where allowed to laugh at other cultures and not only of our own.
I'm old enough to remember those days, and I truly miss them.

I grew up reading Tintin, but had honestly forgotten this frame. Thanks to Danish blogger Monokultur for reminding me.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

A Non-Dhimmi Danish Dairy

Via Danish blogger Veritas Universalis from
The co-operative dairy "Bornholms Andelsmejeri" have stopped its export of dairy-products to the Middle East.

"It's all about being able to look at your self in the mirror each morning. I will not be judged on what some Danish paper writes, but on my products and my services. We have no intention to take up trade and have turned those who have approached us down", says Peter Olesen [head of the dairy]

Before last years Mohammad-Crisis 8-9 percent of the dairy's turnaround of a total of 240 million Danish Kroner [42 mill. USD] was exported to the Middle East. Peter Olesen however, doesn't believe the loss is that great as Bornholms Andelsmejeri has increased it's sales in other parts of the worl

Here's a change from dhimmied Arla. Nice to see a dairy-boss with more than skimmed milk in his, er, fridge.

So if your local store happens to stock St. Clement cheese, you really should buy some. Not only is it politically incorrect, it tastes great as well.