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You clearly don't understand English very well. You might want to work on that if you want to debate this subject some more.
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I am very much aware of this fact. Imagine! – LOL
häsch au no nöd en Swiss Forum Switzerland gfundä? übrigens, häsch de sarkasmus voll verpasst. schade.

it seems you're always looking for arguments on the internet, which baffles me. whatever you're angry about, it can't possibly be anyone on the EF and it damn sure can't be all of us US-dogmatized 'Muricans - there's less of us in the entirety of Switzerland then fit in a high school basketball gym on a Friday night back in the States. in other words, you just about have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than you do running into a real, honest-to-God 'Murican in Switzerland, particularly in the circles in which I suspect you travel.

lighten up a little, Francis.

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Re: Expat life, culture clash and cognitive biases

The comments on this thread are so random and have actually nothing to do with OP original post that I am starting to like this thread. It's like a free for all or a place for whatever. So, any good movies out there worth watching? Care to recommend a couple?
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The comments on this thread are so random and have actually nothing to do with OP original post that I am starting to like this thread. It's like a free for all or a place for whatever. So, any good movies out there worth watching? Care to recommend a couple?
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Ooooh!! And when Brits say they are going to Europe !


Best we stick to chemtrails!

THEN, and when they get a phone-call from overseas (Paris, Zürich etc) , you nicely ask them why they do not go to their colonies on the East Coast of America (Rhode Island, Belize, the Carolinas, etc) ?
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Old 10.04.2015, 05:29
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Hmm, somebody's been reading too much Kipling.

Certainly I disagree strongly with the notion that expats (or even "most of us") are some sort of different, superior breed. My life took a different turn than many of my hometown friends' lives did, but life is what it is, and I don't feel I've coped any better or worse than other people would have done in my shoes.
You have a bit of a professor X point of view there... Me? I am more of a magneto type of guy. We are clearly superior, basically the next step of evolution. Why not admit it and use our powers...?

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You can NOT avoid the chemtrails! They are everywhere!
Not everywhere. Switzerland was part of the German sector as the Swiss don't have sufficient aircrafts to organize the chemtrails themselves. The German government has stopped the program for the moment due to cost and effectiveness reasons: http://www.der-postillon.com/2015/03...regierung.html

They say it's much more efficient to deliver the hallucinogens for example through "vaccinations".
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and it damn sure can't be all of us US-dogmatized 'Muricans - there's less of us in the entirety of Switzerland then fit in a high school basketball gym on a Friday night back in the States.
Yes, but if one is not careful....you can divide and multiply yourselves !

Seriously, since when was that a relevant demographic fact on EF.


Thought the discussion would revolve around expat (vs. immigrant) thing....so:


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Old 13.04.2015, 11:25
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Re: Expat life, culture clash and cognitive biases

The word Expat sounds like regurgitation, something spat out, or even puked.



Its not a glamorous nor pretty label to keep.
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Old 13.04.2015, 11:35
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The word Expat sounds like regurgitation, something spat out, or even puked.



Its not a glamorous nor pretty label to keep.
Isn't that a question of how you spell it?

Try Aix Pâte and claim it's French.

Or Ergspaat and claim it's a Dutch dialect
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Old 13.04.2015, 12:24
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Its not a glamorous nor pretty label to keep.
Says...who?
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