Those crazy Swiss

It’s a good thing they didn’t wander into France… they would have accidentally conquered it!

Sorta like when the British “invaded” a Spanish beach a few years ago: … index.html

So can Liechtenstein sue for war reparations now?

The cheese that roared…

I was drinking with a Dane a few weeks back and he was very proud to inform me about Denmark declaring war on Canada over a small island off the tip of Greenland.  He was extremely proud…

Did anybody else know about this?

Lock and load baby, we’re gonna kick some Danish butt!!!

here’s a refresher course on what has set these two world powers on the cusp of war. … hub=Canada

Molson or Carlsberg, which side are you on boys, which side are you on!

Did you pull his shirt over his head and kick his butt?

If we’re talking Danish beer I prefer Tuborg or Faxe.  Molson is a great beer too.

I’ve been known to enjoy a Tuborg from time to time, as well.

I say we storm Denmark and seize their women! Oh wait,  already got a red-head and she says no. On second thought, the rest of you guys are welcome to storm Denmark and have your way with their women. But you better uninvade and leave Sunday night, or you’ll have to deal with them. (I think the danish guys want us to so they can have a guys night for once)

Well perhaps this explains why the Danes are so anxious to grab hans Island, they need a place to move all their societal misfits to… … 60,00.html

… or maybe we can just wait until they self destruct …

European anarchists flocking to join rioters in Danish capital (Denmark-Clashes)

The Canadian Press
Mar 3, 2007 17:16

By Jan M. Olsen

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Anarchists from across northern Europe flocked to join protesters in the Danish capital Saturday after two nights of riots sparked by the eviction of squatters from an abandoned building that had been a centre for young leftists and punk rockers.

More than 500 people, including scores of foreigners, have been arrested since the riots started Thursday. Authorities said more than 200 were arrested early Saturday following overnight clashes in which demonstrators pelted police with cobblestones and set fire to cars.

A school was also vandalized and several buildings damaged by fire overnight Saturday. One protester was reported wounded in the violence, while 25 were injured the night before in what police have called Denmark’s worst riots in a decade.

Police said activists from Sweden, Norway and Germany had joined hundreds of Danish youth in the protests. Sympathy protests were held in Germany, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Critics said the demonstrations are misguided because they target a Scandinavian welfare state that ranks among the world’s most egalitarian countries.

"The spoiled kids in the Youth House woke up to reality in Danish society where you have a job and pay rent,’’ Anders Fredrik Mihle of the governing Liberal party’s youth wing said, referring to the building where the squatters had been evicted.

Like its neighbours, Denmark has a generous welfare system. Education is free and health services are heavily subsidized. However, leftists have criticized the conservative government for eroding the system with proposed changes including raising the retirement age and trimming student grants.

The protesters see their fight to keep the "Youth House,’’ a four-storey building used by young squatters since the 1980s, as symbolic of a wider struggle against a capitalist establishment.

"This is a display of anger and rage after more than seven years of struggle to keep what is ours,’’ said Jan, a 22-year-old activist who has been coming to the building for the last 10 years.

He declined to give his last name, saying that is the norm among people frequenting the building.

The riots were sparked when an anti-terror squad evicted the squatters from the red brick building with graffiti-covered walls Thursday. Built in 1897, it was a community theatre for the labour movement and a culture and conference centre; The founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, was among its visitors. In recent years, it has hosted concerts with performers like Australian Nick Cave and Icelandic singer Bjork.

As news of the riots spread, sympathizers across Europe rallied support for the protesters. The Danes warned like-minded foreigners Saturday the borders were tightening after two nights of clashes had turned the normally quiet streets of Copenhagen into a battle zone.

"Solidarity among people has no borders, just like the Spanish civil war or the youth rebellion in the late 1960s,’’ said Rene Karpantschof, a sociology lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and former squatter.

"People recognize themselves in such causes.’’

The eviction had been planned since last year, when courts ordered the squatters to hand the building over to a Christian congregation that bought it six years ago. The squatters said the city had no right to sell the building and demanded another building for free as a replacement.

Police spokesman Flemming Steen Munch said officers searched more than 10 homes in Copenhagen in an effort to track down activists. Meanwhile, vandals covered Copenhagen’s famed Little Mermaid statue with pink paint but Munch could not say whether the vandalism was linked to the riots.

Copenhagen residents had mixed feelings about the demonstrations.

"The idea of an alternative society is good,’’ said Berit Larsen, 57, as she watched a peaceful demonstration against the eviction Saturday afternoon.

"We need to have room for everyone but the violence we have seen is not what I consider an alternative way for society.’’