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Old 05.05.2016, 12:05
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

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The far right and the far left join forces in a referendum (e.g. http://stop-au-dpi.ch/ ). TIS.
Despite their political differences I always saw more similarities between the far right and left than differences; I mean approach, methods, style.

Interesting the SVP always claim they want to reduce immigration to save "Social" costs but they do not want to support reducing social costs by reducing the number of births of "challenged" children.
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Old 07.05.2016, 07:59
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Travelling from Zurich towards the South by train, my reserved seat is in waggon/car 6 (what are they called in English? Too early to brain...), arriving on platform 5 at 7.28 in Bern and continues with a reserved seat in car 6, departing platform 6 at 7.34. Both seats are facing the way I asked for and by the window. Whoever plans this stuff is a complete genius.

Also, the train is crammed full. This is Switzerland.
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Travelling from Zurich towards the South by train, my reserved seat is in waggon/car 6 (what are they called in English? Too early to brain...), arriving on platform 5 at 7.28 in Bern and continues with a reserved seat in car 6, departing platform 6 at 7.34. Both seats are facing the way I asked for and by the window. Whoever plans this stuff is a complete genius.

Also, the train is crammed full. This is Switzerland.
Yep, cars, if you speak AmE, or carriages if BrE.

Having just battled for a day with the Italian train "system" in Cinque Terre — every train massively late and massively overcrowded, no management whatsoever of passenger movements so that station platforms remain choked for 15 minutes after each train as people push and shove to exit the platform as others struggle to get onto it (despite no train arriving for the next 30 minutes) — I can definitely appreciate your appreciation.
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Old 07.05.2016, 09:09
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

A Swiss organised track day is a few steps above your average UK one. Yesterday's metal included (and not limited to):
- Lamborghini Huracan Supertrofeo
- 911 GT3 Racecar
- A dozen or so 911 GT3RS (997 and 991)
- GT2RS
- 3 Exiges - one S, one Cup
- Civic TCR Racecar
- Seat Leon TCR
- 3 Seat Leon Supercoppa race cars
- Ferrari 458
- Numerous old race 911s
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Old 07.05.2016, 10:06
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Where did you go DK?
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Old 07.05.2016, 14:45
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Where did you go DK?
Dijon!
Excellent trackday location - the track is superb (old school design with plenty of technical challenges and a long main straight to really get some speed up); the local village has a Michelin 1* restaurant and there are plenty more in Dijon; you have the Cote d'Or on the doorstop.

Well worth the trip
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Old 22.05.2016, 16:37
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

What is Swiss?

Magdalena Martullo-Blocher (SVP) is leading a challenge to delay the new law about Swiss products currently due on 1st Jan 2017.
Basically the law is about having a higher Swiss content in products before they can be labelled "Swiss". New requirement is 80% for food and 60% for other products; this will damage businesses like the egg industry where they import eggs, put them in those little boxes and label them Swiss.

Seems to be somehow contrary to their usual family attitude to foreigners

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Old 22.05.2016, 16:54
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In the car park in town on Friday evening I saw one of the employees spreading Fuller's Earth on oil spots in the parking spaces then going back and sweeping it up to remove the oil stains. TIS.
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Old 22.05.2016, 17:03
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Little Rufus got hold of my glasses around Saturday lunchtime - subsequently one of the arm was left at a very unfortunate angle indeed.


So I steamed my way (in my spare pair) to the local optician, expecting it to either be shut or contain no one able or willing to help.


Happily, I was proved wrong. After mangling my way through an explanation that must have been a lot clearer than I feared, I got my specs fixed and despite being quoted a very reasonable charge, found that she then waived it. Free repairs. In CH.


Yay!
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Old 01.06.2016, 18:23
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Very precise waiting time (from 20Min.ch)
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

It is pouring with rain and has been for several hours yet as I drove past the shopping centre this morning the gardeners were watering the flower beds. TIS.


They are selling giant flag things to put over the bonnet/hood of cars in preparation for the upcoming Euro football tournament. There is a tiny sticker on the front of the packaging stating ' Not legal on public roads in Switzerland'. TIS.

( obviously the same logic was applied as for the hover boards )
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Old 02.06.2016, 12:05
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Very precise waiting time (from 20Min.ch)
100 minutes ... does the waiting room perhaps close at 6pm?
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Old 02.06.2016, 21:40
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Zurich airport, front to back:

Aeroplane of the German Bundeskanzler, Angela Merkel

Aeroplane of the French President, François Hollande

"Ed Force One" of the hard rock band Iron Maiden

Interesting perspective!!
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Zurich airport, front to back:

Aeroplane of the German Bundeskanzler, Angela Merkel

Aeroplane of the French President, François Hollande

"Ed Force One" of the hard rock band Iron Maiden

Interesting perspective!!
wow that's amazing!

Will be listening from the balcony as they're playing just down the street from my flat tomorrow night...
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

The life of a modern nomad

(Gypsy) Caravan passing through - not with your old time buggies, but driving spacious modern mobile homes, some pulled by good-looking cars - by which I mean the cars have no dents or rust (French and German plates). The camp is very tidy and quiet. No campfires for cooking though, but no worries, they have their propane tanks with them. I haven't figured out where they get the water from for their laundry, as the field doesn't have sprinklers.
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I remember with fondness the days when the majority of EF members used to decry the views of the SVP/UDC/LEGA ...

sadly so many seem to have joined them
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The life of a modern nomad

(Gypsy) Caravan passing through - not with your old time buggies, but driving spacious modern mobile homes, some pulled by good-looking cars - by which I mean the cars have no dents or rust (French and German plates). The camp is very tidy and quiet. No campfires for cooking though, but no worries, they have their propane tanks with them. I haven't figured out where they get the water from for their laundry, as the field doesn't have sprinklers.
The ones parked in a field near us recently had washing machines outsides their caravans which were actually working when I drove past.
No idea where the water or electricity came from, the field had been full of cows a couple of weeks earlier.
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The ones parked in a field near us recently had washing machines outsides their caravans which were actually working when I drove past.
No idea where the water or electricity came from, the field had been full of cows a couple of weeks earlier.
Wow! I'm impressed!!!! Mobile washing machines?
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Cross the speed limit 1km/h over - pay 30 chf. TIS
Park your car 5mm too close to the neighbor's lot - receive written complain. TIS
Try to use a bench 2m from the border of your garden - be shouted at by an outraged neighbor. TIS

Take a bus to the station - have 2 minutes for change. No problem. TIS
Train is 5 minutes late - be apologized by the train service in 4 languages. TIS
Have a skiing slope right under your nose. TIS

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Cross the speed limit 1km/h over - pay 30 chf. TIS
Now we all know that isn't true.. how many kms did they already remove.
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