05 March 2014 @ 18:18
so the swedish military is mobilizing…
"i don’t understand, we’re so nice and give lots of money, but why are we giving money to countries we have zero connection to when we could give it to countries in europe closer to us that we have historical ties to"…. "we’re a small country, we don’t even have that much money to give, we have problems here too"…
so i wonder if america is going to just break international law already. i mean, it would be interesting if they started doing it in the very beginning and not even in the middle/end of the conflict.
Publicerad i dag 17:30 (5th March 2014)
Amerikanska marinen ska av turkiska myndigheter ha fått klartecken att segla genom Bosporen med ett krigsfartyg, in i Svarta havet, uppger bland annat turkiska tidningen Hürriyet Daily News. Passagen väntas ske inom de närmaste två dagarna.
(The American marines have gotten permission by Turkish authorities to sail through the Bosporus with a warship, into the Black Sea, reports among other things a Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News. The passage is planned to happen within the next two days.)
Avståndet mellan Bosporen och ukrainska Krimhalvön är knappt 50 mil, och med amerikanska flottenheter inne i Svarta havet torde det spända läget mellan Ukraina och Ryssland öka.
(The distance between the Bosporus and Ukranian Crimea peninsula is barely 50 miles, and with American fleet-units inside the Black Sea it will probably stress things and the situation between Ukraine and Russia will worsen.)
Hürriyet Daily News har inte lyckats få fram vilket amerikanskt fartyg det skulle handla om. Andra medier uppger att det är hangarfartyget USS ”George HW Bush” som har Svarta havet som destination. Detta tillbakavisas av anonyma källor för tidningen, då en internationell konvention inte tillåter ett så tungt fartyg att passera det smala sundet.
(Hürriyet Daily News hasn’t had the luck to find out which American ship this is dealing with. Other medias report that it’s the aircraft carrier USS “George HW Bush” which has the Black Sea as its destination. This was denounced by anonymous sources to the newspaper, as an international convention doesn’t allow a ship so heavy to pass through the small waterway.)
03 March 2014 @ 19:12
i didn’t sleep at all last night (literally) and this scam stuff is going on, i don’t even want to click on the thread to see anyone’s reply… or check what PM i got…. (by now i think it probably wasn’t a scam but just a very unfortunate missing package event coupled with the guy being retarded about sending packages + dealing with customers. about never getting my promised refund, i don’t know what to say. it is possible i got it and don’t remember. i don’t have any proof of that just as i don’t have proof of my original payment though.)
i always end up feeling like this whenever there’s a conflict. i just want to ignore it…
hopefully after i sleep i’ll feel more okay about it. i probably shouldn’t have even made the post/message to begin with. it’s not like anything good will come of it now and even if it does it’ll come with this bad feeling….
03 March 2014 @ 15:01
what the hell?
people are repeatedly leaning on their car horns outside my house (or something with a similar sound)
is something going on?
edit: told my wife about it. “it’s the first monday of the month.” “…..and?” “it’s the flight alarm test. so if you ever hear that and it’s NOT the first monday of the month, it means WARNING BOMBS WAR.”
Varning utomhus kan ske i princip i alla orter med mer än 1000 invånare samt inom särskilda områden runt kärnkraftverken. Det finns cirka 4500 ljudsändare.
Signalen i utomhuslarmet består av sju sekunder långa ljudstötar med fjorton sekunders paus emellan. De långa signaler som hörs den första helgfria måndagen i mars, juni, september och december, är bara ett test av systemet.
Utomhusvarningssystemet kan också användas för att ge beredskapslarm och flyglarm om landet skulle råka i krig.
krig…. kärnkraftsolyckor…. tv och radio men inget bombskyddsrum… är det inte bara en “blackout-siren”?
det är ett larm de testar var 3e måndag (tror att det är så ofta i alla fall) och det ska användas om det händer någonting - tex krig, kärnkraftsolycka etc. Då ska man gå in och stänga alla fönster+lyssna radio/kolla tv:n osv :)
i just heard something like that too, in kantorsgatan
WHY HAVEN’T WE MET UP??? i’m all alone goddammit. except for my wife’s relatives. i mean, i talk to some people online but i don’t have anyone to meet face-to-face…
i have a cold right now but soon i’ll be better! ;_;
03 March 2014 @ 10:34
Way back in 2011 (this is relevant to 2014, i just have a long intro) I commissioned someone to make a custom Nintendo DS case and to get a used DS and game-thing along with it. Basically they started making it (photo proof), after a while (6 months or more I think) decided they were taking too long and would give up and mail it to me as-is. They would refund 50 out of my pre-paid 170 USD due to giving up, too.
I never got any messages saying they had sent it… until months after they supposedly sent it (“oh, but i sent it months ago (and never told you despite you sending me lots of messages about it)”). it most likely was sent here to sweden under my mother-in-law’s name, and if not, it was sent to iceland where i was still living for a few months (certainly enough time for the package to arrive anyway) AND i also paid for mail forwarding to last for 3 months after my move-out date, that is, mail forwarding from iceland to the very same address in sweden that the package might have been sent to. a package from the US to iceland or sweden always arrives within two weeks (unless customs finds something illegal in it, in which case in around two weeks i get a letter asking me what i want them to do with the package).
so basically, no package, no tracking number, no precise date of when it was sent, and no refund. no photo of the package or any other kind of proof a package was even made ready to ship (but that’s normal - i mean most people besides my wife don’t take photos of them before sending). i had advised him to put some super cheap stuff in like a candy bar to help fool customs about it not seeming like a “gift” (otherwise i’d have to pay tax), he never commented on if he actually did that or not.
03 March 2014 @ 05:38
"it’s pretty strange to think at this point, if you go to bed you might wake up to find there’s a war in europe…" says my wife
yeah… when i posted about it on tumblr some people said “oh but don’t be dumb, america and russia won’t attack each other” sort of stuff… i dunno about that man. look at how many years passed between WWI and WWII…
frankly i’m more scared of america than i am of russia - america has a ton of war technology and they really LIKE to use it…
(of course there’s north korea to worry about too but frankly…)
02 March 2014 @ 05:19
jag skrev en liten saga på svenska
det var en drabble, typ 3 paragrafer
min fru skrattade åt mig…… och skrattade och skrattade mera.
";_; okej sluta läsa nu, din dumme! det är jättesvårt att skriva på svenska ;_;;;;!! "
"det är inte historien men… du använder jättekonstiga ord…”
okej, jag känner igen en massa av ord på svenska men har ingen aning om vilken/vilka är konstiga….. jag kan inte läsa typ nånting från mumindalen och vet “det här ordet bara finns i finlandssvenska” eller “det här är bara gammaldags”….. jag är lite bättre på slang mot normalt språk.
OM jag tänker mig att läsa nånting på svenska så är det vanligt typ 1900-tals Sherlock Holmes på 1900-tals svenska eller en bok som har översätts till svenska…
it would be one thing if i could just jump into uni taking courses taught in swedish as i am now, but the thought of having to pass a test first is really… dampening… and the though to having to study swedish is dampening… well i am confident i could pass the listening/reading sections but it’s teh writing/speaking ones i feel i will fail at… because i don’ tlike writing ors peaking since i know i’m so bad!!!
therefore it’s escapism time!! i’m running away by studying japanese instead. at least i am watching nature documentaries in swedish and stuff and i re-realized today that swedish news articles are hilarious (glowing reindeer, 38-year-old man who strips and jumps into a freezing pond to save a duck…) and i also like a lot of swedish tv that even swedes don’t like since the tv is so different in america
but that’s not going ot help me with output….. … … ..
02 March 2014 @ 01:07
nu är det mars
i have to sign up for the TISUS this month and i’ll take it in the first week of May i think
was thinking of going to an aniridia meetup in stockholm but the tisus will conflict with the date and i am poor, so too bad
i’ve had a sore throat for four days now…. mum and dad are also ill but worse than me (with coughing and stuff). if you gargle salt water it almost entirely goes away for a couple hours, plus i’ve been drinking tea with honey and eating food with ginger and lemon juice, all the nice antibacterial etc. foods
it was my birthday… nothing really happened. no news. my life is boring. anyone living in uppsala want to meet up!? i have no friends here…. i had one but he moved away… if you like anime that’s a big bonus…
i’m going to apply for uni and maybe chef school right after i get the tisus results. i’ll also start applying for jobs.
mum said that she just wants us to make the most of living here for free, that now is the time to self-study and get a degree and so on. “if you do start making money, i’d rather you put it in the bank and not move out and don’t spend it, since i know your future life is going to be tougher than most people so you’ll really need it”. it’s the most sensible idea but if i have to stay in this house forever i’ll go crazy if nothing changes… it’s really hard when you aren’t even allowed to clean or organize stuff and no one else does it either…
life at home is getting a bit better, essentially whenever the sisters neglect to call and talk for three hours a night etc. the overall mood in the house is a lot better. mum has also found Facebook gambling to play (for free) instead of constantly watching tv, so i get a lot of peace now too and don’t feel like i’m on the verge of a constant headache…
sent in the CV again to that place, no response, now i messaged them on Facebook again, no response yet. i’d really rather work there than anywhere else.. i guess i shouldn’t complain, my swedish is supposed to be at C1 level and so theoretically i should be able to work anywhere just fine, but since i’ve never had a job much less a job that requires me to speak swedish all day…