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Old 28.08.2015, 01:04
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why don't they write I am "African" or "Asian" ?
Well for a start not all of Asian and African nations are 'third world', nor are all third world countries on those two continents.

What they are doing is giving the information that's relevant without any supposition of racial bias in whatever they're talking about.
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Methinks a change of subject is required.
My rant is about my lovely pink welly boots which haven't even lasted a season bought from Landi. I have worn them a lot but even so. Shame about the crap quality.
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Old 28.08.2015, 10:47
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Well for a start not all of Asian and African nations are 'third world', nor are all third world countries on those two continents.

What they are doing is giving the information that's relevant without any supposition of racial bias in whatever they're talking about.

Depends on what you understand under THIRD WORLD. The THIRD WORLD MOVEMENT was started by TSHU EN LAI, AHMED SUKARO, PANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, GAMAL ABDEL NASSER, AHMED BEN BELLA and MARSHAL JOSIP BROZ TITO. What they all opposed was CENTO and other blocks who were alligned to either the FIRST WORLD (NATO etc) or the SECOND WORLD (Warsaw Pact).
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

My micro-rant of the week:

The Kantonsstrasse between Pfäffikon and Schindellegi/Feusisberg is closed due to construction, the detour is the long way around and traffic is a mess.

If driving that way, bring a novel. You should be able to finish 'War and Peace' on your way home today.

If closure extends beyond Monday (as has been hinted) this just might develop into a bit more than micro-rant.
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Old 28.08.2015, 11:21
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

HERE a geographical link
https://www.google.ch/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...13&rlfi=hd:;si:
for whomever is not acquainted with Fêusisberg
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HERE a geographical link
https://www.google.ch/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...13&rlfi=hd:;si:
for whomever is not acquainted with Fêusisberg
Here is the detour:
http://feusisberg.ch/Portals/0/32370...20.08.2015.pdf

And write-up from the Gemeinde.
http://feusisberg.ch/Portals/0/D_201...20.08.2015.pdf

Travel direction Einsiedeln and Chur over the weekend could be affected.
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Old 28.08.2015, 22:23
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Methinks a change of subject is required.
My rant is about my lovely pink welly boots which haven't even lasted a season bought from Landi. I have worn them a lot but even so. Shame about the crap quality.
Having been a Landi customer (First Class) since more than 20 years, you must have realised that these particular wellies are not for general use, but to display your Swiss solidarity by placing them strategically within your treppenhaus - if not, I believe there is a Treppenhaus display help-line somewhere - will get back to you.
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Old 28.08.2015, 22:55
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Having been a Landi customer (First Class) since more than 20 years, you must have realised that these particular wellies are not for general use, but to display your Swiss solidarity by placing them strategically within your treppenhaus - if not, I believe there is a Treppenhaus display help-line somewhere - will get back to you.
Apologies - but couldn't find the helpline no. until now, as I have just risked life and limb running from the 4th to the ground floor without being spotted to take a photo during the time that all good neighbours are returning from TGIF celebrations i.e. 21:55).

But, is the attached what you mean (I have always thought to report these status symbols to the Gemeinde as a "fake" - the potential perpetrators are not even Swiss ).
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Old 29.08.2015, 18:39
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

I keep my Swiss flag & Migros budget wellies in the hallway for public viewing. The rancid sweaty ones I wear every day are inside the front door. Obviously a person must keep up their standards.
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Old 29.08.2015, 18:58
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Well for a start not all of Asian and African nations are 'third world', nor are all third world countries on those two continents.
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Depends on what you understand under THIRD WORLD. The THIRD WORLD MOVEMENT was started by TSHU EN LAI, AHMED SUKARO, PANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, GAMAL ABDEL NASSER, AHMED BEN BELLA and MARSHAL JOSIP BROZ TITO. What they all opposed was CENTO and other blocks who were alligned to either the FIRST WORLD (NATO etc) or the SECOND WORLD (Warsaw Pact).
Yes. I know. So just like I said, not just African and Asian, especially by that definition.
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Old 30.08.2015, 10:59
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I keep my Swiss flag & Migros budget wellies in the hallway for public viewing. The rancid sweaty ones I wear every day are inside the front door. Obviously a person must keep up their standards.
Completely agree, but - just for clarification - you wear a Swiss flag and wellies everyday? Hey dude .
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Old 31.08.2015, 12:46
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The rancid sweaty ones I wear every day are inside the front door. Obviously a person must keep up their standards.
For me it's the inverse, can't have my stinky shoes inside.
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Old 31.08.2015, 15:31
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And cans and bottles thrown in fields also get mashed up in hay or straw or other crops- and cause terrible injuries and even death too
It does seem as if there might be a farm hand picking up the dog poo bags as these have disappeared.

But here is an illustration of Odile's observation. The photo was taken a couple of weeks ago...
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Bindweed.

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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Marroni Spätzli.

Why?
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Marroni Spätzli.

Why?
Details please...
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

winter fashion: black, dark grey, black, dark blue, black, dark brown, and beige
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Old 06.10.2015, 18:01
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winter fashion: black, dark grey, black, dark blue, black, dark brown, and beige
It's the same horror every year - you can't even find that large a selection of navy. BORING

Just wait, in a couple of weeks the Christmas decorations will be up in stores...
Lebkuchen is already being sold: Can't stand the stuff, if the Swiss came up with some decent ginger cookies (which I don't have to run to IKEA for) I'd be much more inclined to do my Christmas cookie collecting in the store rather than baking up a storm. So this year, baking it is!

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Details please...
A new 'Herbstzeit' product at the grocery store.

Searched for a photo, but none found. Perhaps that's a good thing - you can imagine what grey-brown Spätzli looks like.

Not going on my shopping list...
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A new 'Herbstzeit' product at the grocery store.

Searched for a photo, but none found. Perhaps that's a good thing - you can imagine what grey-brown Spätzli looks like.

Not going on my shopping list...
Probably like me and Vermicelles...
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