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Hey Brother, I'm new on the forum, read your post and thought I'd put my 2 cents worth in. Trivial thought; about 5 Switzerlands will fit in Idaho (probably get 10 in Texas) This country so crowded ya can't swing a dead cat without hitting someone and yet the population isn't as large as Los Angles county. I've eaten at better Taco Bells than 90% of the restaurants I eaten at here...shiky shiky. My wife was born and raised right here in Der Schweiz and she cries while listening to Dwight Yokum and looking at our old pictures of the States. She also agrees with me about the food.

I'm gonna hit the sack now but I'd like to talk to ya some more...so perhaps we will...No matter what happens in this world, we Americans will always be Americans. I've been a lot of places and there is no country on this planet like the USA...God bless America
Any chance you going back soon ?

As for the restaurants, plenty of good ones, just need to know where to go but you're probably better off at "Taco Bells" or the such like as quite obviouly your palette is not particlarly refined.

If you don't like it here, leave, you can get some good one way deals at present time, really very cheap, price of a few Taco Bells, whatever they maybe.
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Old 20.02.2012, 00:13
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Ok I've just got to say: Why is it the Swiss believe their country is in ANY way comparable to the United States? Americans aren't the only ones who are geographically clueless. When your ENTIRE country can fit into one of our FIFTY ONE states (not even one of our biggest states, mind you), I don't think you can compare our economies, cultures, or the way we are running things. (I'm American, in case you can't tell).

I mean really: Your population? around 7 million. Our population: hundreds of millions. Does your country have any illegal immigration problems, "problem" minorities, etc. Does it deal with things on the ginormous, global scale that we do? No. You are a tiny country that is landlocked by countries that have their own functioning governments and things going for it. You are not called upon urgently by other countries for help, nor are your decisions to act or not act on global affairs discussed in great detail with both criticism (mainly) and praise. Say what you will about the United States, we have our fair share of problems, but we certainly contribute a lot more to the world than Switzerland. I like Switzerland, I just hate when they forget the sheer size of the US compared to their tiny country. Now if they want to compare Switzerland to say, Florida, I guess that would make more sense.

We also have great, amazing selection in restaurants due to our diversity, have damn good shows and movies, and unlike the Swiss, know how to have a good time! Sorry guys, I only like Switzerland. I don't love it. It seems to be very uptight and boring, with it's beauty the only thing going for it. If it were a woman, it would be a gorgeous ice-cold blonde with no emotions.

Rant over

Oops and before any one corrects me, the US has fifty states. I just get confused sometimes when Washington DC somehow gets counted in the number!
hello. i didnt call for "your" help. could you (USArmy) please leave Germany? the Russians already did. ah, and take your nuclear weapons with you. thank you.
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Old 20.02.2012, 00:32
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Defeating the Nazis ? Ending the 2nd world war? Ending the cold war ? Ending the Kosovo war ? Defeating the terrorists in Afghanistan ?

What crisis in the last, say 112 years, have Europeans been able to solve by themselves withouth American help ? And without American sons and daughters dying in foreign countries ?

And they're still taking the bullshit from us without complaining.
ending the cold war? hahaha! is that what they tell your in US TV and US history books at school? and by the way: its been the russians, english plus americans that ended the world war II. and a small share from France. Afghanistan is stil going on. and guess why you had trouble with osama and his mudjaheads? interference! letting people down after they were used by US for its interests (helping to defend vs. the russian invasion, that was an action part of the cold war-> that the US ended? -> roflcopter) terror just moved countries, no improvement. mh, 112 years of help for europe from the united states of altruistics. what help does the US give without political or economical interest? ZERO. not even in Kosovo. i got told it got just bombed to camouflage a delicate sexual intercourse of billy clinton. not inflate your ego-> smaller problems-> more love.
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Old 20.02.2012, 06:13
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<snip>No matter what happens in this world, we Americans will always be Americans. I've been a lot of places and there is no country on this planet like the USA...God bless America
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Old 20.02.2012, 06:30
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Since this thread is already way off-topic, can I ask what COB stands for?
Close of Business.
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Old 20.02.2012, 06:35
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

I never heard the Swiss bashing Canada. We are in America, right?
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Old 20.02.2012, 06:39
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I think the danger we have is that we're forcing US values and laws onto the rest of the world.

From the invasion of iRaq based on groundless claims of WMDs to telling the world Hollywood is in charge by trying to strong-arm ACTA onto "friendly" nations, I feel some mark has been overstepped.

After all, we would not accept that now would we?

This sort of thing tarnishes the great things we've done that many have forgotten.....
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Old 20.02.2012, 06:45
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Since this thread is already way off-topic, can I ask what COB stands for?
Oh, it's not that way off topic as I'm sure the US will, in the end, get blamed for two years of pissing around in Europe, no matter what happens. I'm sure we can bring it full circle.

COB=close of business, e.g. after the close of the NYSE on the 23rd and past the point where there could be a run until Monday morning. It's similar as to what happens with the ratings agencies when they announce downgrades of banks and countries just as the weekend arrives.
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Old 20.02.2012, 07:00
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Oh, it's not that way off topic as I'm sure the US will, in the end, get blamed for two years of pissing around in Europe, no matter what happens. I'm sure we can bring it full circle.

COB=close of business, e.g. after the close of the NYSE on the 23rd and past the point where there could be a run until Monday morning. It's similar as to what happens with the ratings agencies when they announce downgrades of banks and countries just as the weekend arrives.
OK, let me ask again: what will happen on March 23?
I knew COB as in Close of Business, but I thought you were referring to some event that is knows as COB.
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Old 20.02.2012, 07:03
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Most Americans (even many of the expat ones) know NOTHING about the outside world, they seem to not care one bit.
Absolutely NOT true. I've met people in small desert towns that could tell me the number of cantons and the name of the small river going trough my home town. From my experience, regular people in the states know a lot more about Europe than Europeans about the states.

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Old 20.02.2012, 07:09
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OK, let me ask again: what will happen on March 23?
I knew COB as in Close of Business, but I thought you were referring to some event that is knows as COB.
Well, if you read the article in the Telegraph (and other places for a week or two now - some much more specific), there is a Greek bond payment coming due on 20 March which, if they don't pay with the help of their Euro bailout pals, Greece will go into default. Germany, Finland and the Netherlands are pushing to delay this bailout decision until the Greek elections in April which doesn't make much sense given that the elections are more likely to remove most of the current politicians and replace them with ones less agreeable to the austerity measures that will crush them back to the stone age. What does make sense is that they delay it a few days until the markets close on Friday evening, and then push Greece out of the eurozone. What happens after that, who knows.
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Old 20.02.2012, 07:25
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Priceless...
The flip side of the self-loathing expat side of the coin.
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Old 20.02.2012, 07:47
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God bless America
Which one?

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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

Idaho? Oh, the memories, especially of the Moscow run. Idaho was always generous with its booze as compared to its neighbors.

How's the Idaho economy doing?
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No matter what happens in this world, we Americans will always be Americans. I've been a lot of places and there is no country on this planet like the USA...God bless America


God bless de Nunaided Snates ov Namericaa.

There is also no country on this planet like:

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Ascension
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas

[…]

Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City State (Holy See)
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zaire (see Congo, Democratic People's Republic)
Zambia
Zimbabwe

That’s the beauty of uniqueness quantification

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Old 20.02.2012, 08:15
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Absolutely NOT true. I've met people in small desert towns that could tell me the number of cantons and the name of the small river going trough my home town. From my experience, regular people in the states know a lot more about Europe than Europeans about the states.
Switzerland is not quite Europe, though, is it?
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Old 20.02.2012, 08:18
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Switzerland is not quite Europe, though, is it?
Um. Could you explain what you mean by that?

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No matter what happens in this world, we Americans will always be Americans. I've been a lot of places and there is no country on this planet like the USA...God bless America
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‘Lewton’ said,

As for the restaurants, plenty of good ones, just need to know where to go but you're probably better off at "Taco Bells" or the such like as quite obviouly your palette is not particlarly refined.

If you don't like it here, leave, you can get some good one way deals at present time, really very cheap, price of a few Taco Bells, whatever they maybe.


Hey ‘Lewton,’ You want to be belligerent with me I’d be happy to accommodate you, ie…make me. As far as my pallet is concerned, Taco Bell is probably one of the worst places on the planet to eat…which was my point.
More to the subject, ‘American Bashing;’ After Vietnam I was so naïve as to believe that I’d never see another war, at least in my lifetime, and then came King George and his pack of criminals. Beforehand I would have never dreamed of stepping foot on the European continent. What I’ve seen take place in the United States over the past two decades is to me unimaginable. I have seen the implementation of the largest police state that history has ever to remember. I really cannot say if this was due to the gullibility of the American people or just an all out fraud or both perpetuated upon them. A state of fascism that has never been experienced has come to envelope this entire planet. I am certain that the United States government in and of itself is not entirely responsible for the state of affairs that are degenerating humankind and this planet, but only the mechanism put in place by a most sinister oligarchy that most people have a hard time admitting even exists.

We the people of the United States of America are responsible for bringing about the most diverse, artistic, creative, innovative and freedom loving cultures/ civilizations known to the human race for the past 2000 years. Our way of life, our style and manner of dress, our music, etc…have been and is exploited and mimicked the world over. Fractional reserve banking and a pack of diabolic parasites have exploited this as a means to their own survival. These creatures obviously are not restricted to any sort of borders. So, what does any of this have to do with ‘American bashing’ or Europe verses US? Food for thought…How do 18 year old, first generation Swiss- sons of refugee asylum seekers with no job or formal education afford 70,000 frank automobiles? Possibly ‘human trafficking.’
How can one go about fixing prices on a worthless paper derivatives market? I’m still waiting for a UBS representative to return my calls. Where can one hide all the trillions involved in…Wars and arms, drugs, slavery, human trafficking, hedge betting on such things as weather/climate (and blame it on ‘Global Warming) manipulation that cause apocalyptic storms and drought that devastate agriculture, leave entire communities homeless, etc… Three guesses and the first two don’t count. What country has it’s hands in every sort of capitalistic venture under the sun and yet fixes prices in within it’s own territory,(see Swiss Frank fixed at 1.20 against the Euro, etc..)? Three guesses…

For the sake of brevity I will only write a bit more for now. When I left America and came here I naively believed that I would find an enlightened society, but what I found was a long way from any sort there of. There are a good many decent folk here, down to earth, fun loving, caring, polite and thoughtful, unfortunately, it seems that the people and their numbers are and have been diminishing. Arrogance, smugness, total lack of any sort public etiquette, hatefulness and selfishness seem to have become the norm.
In short, there is a lot we as a people, be we Swiss, American or whatever can do and change to make a better world. Solidarity with the people of Greece would be a start. Becoming aware of what’s being done to the atmosphere/ climate /envireoment.. see ‘chemtrails’, HAARP, desecration of lands by private and corporate interest.
All for now ‘Lewton’…peace, love, happiness…johnny
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Old 20.02.2012, 08:36
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

Idaho... alcohol, potatoes, mountains, rivers, bears, desolate silver mines and lots of rednecks. I believe even Sarah Palin got a degree at the University of Idaho.

I kind of like johneye. He's everything America stands for.
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We the people of the United States of America are responsible for bringing about the most diverse, artistic, creative, innovative and freedom loving cultures/ civilizations known to the human race for the past 2000 years.

How would the world survive without Jersey Shore ??


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