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Old 28.07.2011, 20:52
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Re: How is the crime rate in the Switzerland compare to England?

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Dirndls are great, many tourist shops in Interlaken now advertise with a 2for1 dirndl/cuckoo clock special offer.
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Old 28.07.2011, 20:56
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I think that still doesn't tip the balance. All the Swiss cantons joined the confederacy voluntarily and all their languages became official languages. Cherokeese is not an official language in the US and neither were the majority of land grabs of Native American land ever properly compensated. Most European countries abolished slavery decades before you did and did so without having to fight a civil war over it. Sorry, your shirt is nowhere as clean as you'd like to believe.
Yes, but the US has moved on. Switzerland is still resting on the laurels on of the founding of Helvetica since 1353. I wash my clothes to Swiss standard- remember Jean Ziegler says the Swiss wash whiter. The Swiss had slaves - indentured servants and adoptees.....
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Old 28.07.2011, 20:57
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Dirndls are great, many tourist shops in Interlaken now advertise with a 2for1 dirndl/cuckoo clock special offer.
I'll have to stock up when I return- I need embroidered linens, I used to embroider my own,
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Old 28.07.2011, 20:58
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Yes, but the US has moved on.
as in starting illegal wars, waterboarding and extraodinary rendition?
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Old 28.07.2011, 21:08
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as in starting illegal wars, waterboarding and extraodinary rendition?
You are right- nasty stuff and what is my hero Obama doing about it???? As an American I am certainly not proud of these illegal acts. I do my best to demonstrate against them, they are things that make me question my allegiance but most of the world supports them- UN etc.
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Old 28.07.2011, 21:13
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You are right- nasty stuff and what is my hero Obama doing about it???? As an American I am certainly not proud of these illegal acts. I do my best to demonstrate against them, they are things that make me question my allegiance but most of the world supports them- UN etc.
But whether you like it or not, it is reality.

And you still maintain that despite that the US has a cleaner vest than Switzerland?

And please please try to reply without posting some Youtube video or copy-pasting something off Wikipedia.
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Old 28.07.2011, 21:44
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But whether you like it or not, it is reality.

And you still maintain that despite that the US has a cleaner vest than Switzerland?

And please please try to reply without posting some Youtube video or copy-pasting something off Wikipedia.
Whats wrong with youtube or Wikipedia?

I said that I would become a US citizen if Obama got in. He did , so I became a US citizen. Obama was supposed to have closed Guantanomo. The waterboarding has stopped, Both Europe and the US are guilty of interference in the Middle-East.
However, yes I still support the US, because I am happy here. I don't suffer from racism- I did in CH and the UK, when I go back I still see it, even in my own family.
Also in the US I have an opportunity to get involved politically, I found that almost impossible in Switzerland. Here I don't have to belong to any group, but I can support groups. I feel that I have a voice- I didn't in Switzerland. Swiss people can be very judgmental and mistrustful, they have to know your education, your money situation, your religion, your family, your position, you immigration status, sometimes they even have to vote to accept you. Here it is "I am....." the response was "Hi.... nice to meet you, what would you like to do? Do you have any ideas you would like to share" What a relief not to have so much red tape and an introduction speech with all my credentials carried around in my head, starting with I am Swiss. I find it to be a more open and tolerant society.

Of course there is always this- c'mon you know I could not not put a youtube in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLAldSpMJSo

But in Switzerland it felt like this on a daily basis!
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Old 29.07.2011, 00:12
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I feel that I have a voice- I didn't in Switzerland. Swiss people can be very judgmental and mistrustful, they have to know your education, your money situation, your religion, your family, your position, you immigration status, sometimes they even have to vote to accept you.
One minute you tell us they treat you like royalty as soon as you flash your Swiss passport, the next they are being mistrustful and judgemental.

Come on, pick a stance and stick to it.

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I'm not being patronising about waving the Swiss passport- ti's true. Swiss name, Swiss blood, Swiss passport- now tell me I am imagining the fact that I am treated differently, between when people think I am an ignorant foreigner and when they realize I am Swiss.

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Old 29.07.2011, 00:43
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One minute you tell us they treat you like royalty as soon as you flash your Swiss passport, the next they are being mistrustful and judgemental.

Come on, pick a stance and stick to it.
I didn't say like royalty. I said differently, perhaps more equally, which is why I reiterate for the third time, my Swiss nationality is the first thing I state; I still have to qualify it though- Swiss name Swiss blood, which Kanton etc. Both statements I made earler are the same- I let them know that I am Swiss.
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Delaware is tiny in comparison, but it will make do when they can't get Switzerland.
Oh dearie, dearie me - you really don't get it, do you?
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Old 29.07.2011, 00:48
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Obama was supposed to have closed Guantanomo.
But he didn't, did he?

More political lies!

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Old 29.07.2011, 00:58
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But he didn't, did he?

More political lies!

Tom
No, which is a extremely disappointing to me, but I still support him because of his other achievements.
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Old 29.07.2011, 01:00
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I still support him because of his other achievements.
Such as?

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No, which is a extremely disappointing to me, but I still support him because of his other achievements.
Such as?
Well, he's got a very nice Peace Prize, apparently
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Old 29.07.2011, 01:28
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Oh dearie, dearie me - you really don't get it, do you?
Get what?that given the choice of a tax dodge and place to hid ill-gotten gains, most choose Switzerland over Delaware?
Switzerland trued to get it on the OECD's blacklist but they didn't succeed, perhaps they didn't like the competition? Delaware doe not tax companies but does collect a franchise tax, it also gets money because its law allows Delaware to claim abandoned property. The murdochs made a mistake by going to Delaware and not Switzerland, if they have broken US law, Delaware will not be able to protect them.
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oh dearie, dearie me - you really don't get it, do you?
get what?

q. e. d.
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Well, he's got a very nice Peace Prize, apparently
Yes they gave him the Peace Prize hoping that it would make him feel beholden to achieving World Peace some people seem to think that he is the Messiah-but he is a man beholden to DC politics game playing, lobbyists and dirty politics.

This is the first time in recent history that the main aim of the Republican party so to get rid of Obama at any cost, even it it means ruining the country. He has received more death threats than any other president. Still he will run and be reelected. He has pulled the US back from the brink of a major depression caused by Bush. I hope that invokes the 14th over the debt ceiling.
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q. e. d.
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Is that all you can come up with- you are so slipping in my estimation- your facts are wrong Delaware is not on the OECD blacklist, Switzerland and Lichtenstein lost out.
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Is that all you can come up with- you are so slipping in my estimation
I'd suggest you work on your estimation, in that case...
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Old 29.07.2011, 01:45
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This is the first time in recent history that the main aim of the Republican party so to get rid of Obama at any cost.
and in older history?

I always wondered why they never tried to get rid of earlier on. It would have taken some of the pressure off Bill Clinton when they were trying to impeach him.
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