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In Germany, Bavaria, a woman did slip off a mountain wearing high heels!
Did she only realize her mistake once on the top or high heels were not allowed exclusively downhill?
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Old 11.02.2016, 20:33
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

When they asked her she never replied....
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Old 12.02.2016, 09:44
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High heels not allowed in the mountains.

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Old 12.02.2016, 22:23
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Sarah Ferguson; Duchess of York applies to be a Swiss resident,
Migros will never be the same

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I don't want to stay at a ski resort on Friday night because the following Saturday morning is one out of four chances per year to dispose of our cardbord collection in the basement. I thought I was being crazy when my Swiss friend told me that she would come home from a vacation a day early for these cardbord collection days. TIS
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I don't want to stay at a ski resort on Friday night because the following Saturday morning is one out of four chances per year to dispose of our cardbord collection in the basement. I thought I was being crazy when my Swiss friend told me that she would come home from a vacation a day early for these cardbord collection days. TIS
Crazy indeed.
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Old 14.02.2016, 14:03
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

I missed our Papiersammlung one time and had to live with two extra carton boxes full of papers until another one. This has taught me to always remember the dates in advance. No skiing holidays on that weekend

http://www.ehrendingen.ch/verwaltung/entsorgung/
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

This morning, when we had a Valentine's smoothie, I realized that the measuring jar's description for sugar, which was purchased in Migros, is only in German (Zucker), French (Sucre), English (Sugar) and Dutch (Suiker) but not in Italian. Given it's Switzerland, how will a native Italian speaker who doesn't know any other languages know it is Zucchero. TIS!
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Took the train home from Zurich to Zug today. Instead of checking tickets, the inspectors were handing out free cakes for the inconvenience caused due to track maintenance. TIS
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Took the train home from Zurich to Zug today. Instead of checking tickets, the inspectors were handing out free cakes for the inconvenience caused due to track maintenance. TIS
They have money for cakes but don't give a flying f*** when it's 44 degress C inside the trains and refuse to install a proper AC: TIS
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They have money for cakes but don't give a flying f*** when it's 44 degress C inside the trains and refuse to install a proper AC: TIS
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This morning, when we had a Valentine's smoothie, I realized that the measuring jar's description for sugar, which was purchased in Migros, is only in German (Zucker), French (Sucre), English (Sugar) and Dutch (Suiker) but not in Italian. Given it's Switzerland, how will a native Italian speaker who doesn't know any other languages know it is Zucchero. TIS!
Something seems to be wrong with the jug.
Sugar has the same density as water. Look at the scale up and including to 800 ml / 800 g it is correct. But the 1100g line is not where it should be. (May just be a perspective thing)
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Old 15.02.2016, 19:20
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Something seems to be wrong with the jug.
Sugar has the same density as water. Look at the scale up and including to 800 ml / 800 g it is correct. But the 1100g line is not where it should be. (May just be a perspective thing)
Nonlinearity issue? That would explain my over sweetened and over floured meals!

Roundness of the jar distorted by iPhone 6+ camera's perspective, TIS!

Or misleading description on the jar. In which case, TIS as well!
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Time to visit the town hall.

Our first annual train ticket in 2011 cost 750. Now it's 500 and taking the receipt to our local Mairie meant another 150 refund. Less than half what it cost 5 years ago.

Last week, our daughters grandparents came for half-term. On the off-chance, my wife asked at the town hall who offered to pay for annual train passes for both our girls and will pay for grandparents if we give more notice in future.

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Because they have a budget to encourage people to use public transport.
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Got a letter yesterday from some local admin bod...
they want to come and inspect ... my bunker, because TIS!

and apparently said bunker is big enough for 12 people
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Got a letter yesterday from some local admin bod...
they want to come and inspect ... my bunker, because TIS!

and apparently said bunker is big enough for 12 people
Hope for you that you have all the mandatory equipment (fans, filters, beds...) and that the bunker is not used as storage, otherwise, we're going to see a new post in the "Switzerlanded" topic, complaining about the fine...

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Hope for you that you have all the mandatory equipment (fans, filters, beds...) and that the bunker is not used as storage, otherwise, we're going to see a new post in the "Switzerlanded" topic, complaining about the fine...

I've heard many times that all those nuclear war precautions were no longer required -- although I've also been told that I can't debunkerize my "Luftschutzkeller". I'd love to rip the door and window covers off and reclaim the space in the hallway in front of the cellar... once I work out how to dispose of the roughly one tonne of concrete.

I understand that new builds are no longer required to include fortified bunkers.

Does anyone have any definitive answers on the need to keep these things viable?
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If I was required to see out a nuclear winter in my bunker I'd be more concerned about getting cirrhoris of the liver from the bunker "supplies" than gaining superpowers from a bit of radiation.
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They have money for cakes but don't give a flying f*** when it's 44 degress C inside the trains and refuse to install a proper AC: TIS

the ticket inspectors are not in harge with the Installation of AC Equipment. The AC of ALL SBB/ZVV Trains will be replaced by about 2027 so what ?
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I've heard many times that all those nuclear war precautions were no longer required -- although I've also been told that I can't debunkerize my "Luftschutzkeller". I'd love to rip the door and window covers off and reclaim the space in the hallway in front of the cellar... once I work out how to dispose of the roughly one tonne of concrete.

I understand that new builds are no longer required to include fortified bunkers.

Does anyone have any definitive answers on the need to keep these things viable?
(In french, and made by Geneva Canton, it's a start of official information)
https://www.ge.ch/securitecivile/pdf...abri_prive.pdf

It's true that there has been many changes lately but I think the following is true (no time to find the text of law):
1) It's not mandatory to have bunker in new builds, although there is a small fee to pay if not having it.

2) There's a regular check made by canton, something around every 5 years to verify quickly: rubber seals state, cracks on the wall...And that no one put plaster above walls, anything which could prevent inspection of good bunker state.

3) There are a few changes which are allowed like putting tiles on the floor...

The rest is stuff I heard from colleagues, maybe not true:
-You need to have beds, filters and some spare stuff for the bunker
-You're not allowed to store too many things inside
-You can get a fine if your bunker is not passing the check
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