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Old 19.02.2012, 17:01
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

My country has bigger trees than yours, the women are better looking and the average IQ of our hedgehogs is clearly higher.

And our national anthem isn't sung badly before major sporting events by some 80s has-been.

That is about as deep an argument as I care to offer to the internet viewers.

Did I win any sympathy / empathy / apathy?
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Old 19.02.2012, 17:04
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

The only reason why USA weights more on world affairs & politics is because of its overwhelming obese population.
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Old 19.02.2012, 17:09
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The only reason why USA weights more on world affairs & politics is because of its overwhelming obese population.
Switzerland will soon loom large now that they have the ability to make black holes at CERN.
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Old 19.02.2012, 17:10
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

If anyone is interested, Switzerland can fit into Canada 242 times, so it really would not make sense to try to compare Canada and Switzerland. They are very different depending on which part of Canada you are talking about.

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Old 19.02.2012, 17:19
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If anyone is interested, Switzerland can fit into Canada 242 times, so it really would not make sense to try to compare Canada and Switzerland. They are very different depending on which part of Canada you are talking about.

Yes, those damned Canadians bash the US FAR more than the Swiss do, as I well know being the father of two Canadians, and the step-father of a further two!

Now, since mine are also Swiss and US, if they bash the US is it self-abuse?

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Old 19.02.2012, 17:23
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

Not being biased towards any country (one being superior or inferior over the other) but any kind of criticism, about the place with people having no clue about, peeves me.
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Old 19.02.2012, 17:30
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

Since we're bashing....

Don't you hate it:

When the Zürchers have the audacity to bash Kanton Schwyz?

Hypocrites, I say. They come to our lovely canton to hike, ski and see the Muotathal theater. Some choose to live in Canton Schwyz because of the schools and, of course, the taxes.

And yet they have the audacity to call us the Congo.

Unappreciative bashturds.
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Old 19.02.2012, 17:37
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Since we're bashing....

Don't you hate it:

When the Zürchers have the audacity to bash Kanton Schwyz?

Hypocrites, I say. They come to our lovely canton to hike, ski and see the Muotathal theater. Some choose to live in Canton Schwyz because of the schools and, of course, the taxes.

And yet they have the audacity to call us the Congo.

Unappreciative bashturds.
this is insulting for Congo (both country and river).
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Old 19.02.2012, 17:40
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BTW: Thank you America and Americans, for all that you are doing for us ungrateful Europeans.
Sorry, but the US has helped us how exactly? I can't think of one US export - physical, political or cultural - that I actually want, or that we (as countries) actually need.

I also thought the Swiss would be a little more disgruntled, given the US pressure/tantrum throwing on the Swiss banking law.

...or have I just missed a sarcastic comment?
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Old 19.02.2012, 17:58
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Well I don't mean to ruffle any feathers! I'm assuming that most people on here aren't Swiss, so I have a safe place to say these things. It's just frustrating being from a country I'm very proud of and feeling like I have to apologize for that! Everyone should be proud of where they came from. And I guess I don't understand this whole "hating of a country". I've never hated any country. I don't even hate Switzerland as a country! I'm more annoyed with the worldwide criticism of America. :/ No country is perfect politically.
Thank G-Obama for that
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:02
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What the USA is bigger than Switzerland???

The stuff one can learn on the Internet is amazing...
Not by much
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:03
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Sorry, but the US has helped us how exactly?
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.
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:10
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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!
Well, what do the Swiss (me included) like to say?
-If you don't like it here, go back where you are coming from
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:15
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Yes, those damned Canadians bash the US FAR more than the Swiss do, as I well know being the father of two Canadians, and the step-father of a further two!

Now, since mine are also Swiss and US, if they bash the US is it self-abuse?

Tom
My daughter in law wont stand for that ,her nationality is Georgia south of Canada
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:21
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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.
don't forget that they also ended the iraq war and probably will end the iran war soon.
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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.
From where I'm at, defeating the terr-ruh-rists in Afghanistan looks more like "go-home-tail-between-legs-while-nobody-watches".
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:33
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From where I'm at, defeating the terr-ruh-rists in Afghanistan looks more like "go-home-tail-between-legs-while-nobody-watches".
Well, that's how it worked out for the last guys to try it!

(and THAT was the major reason the cold-war ended)

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don't forget that they also ended the iraq war and probably will end the iran war soon.
I was never a supporter of going into Iraq, let alone Iran.

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From where I'm at, defeating the terr-ruh-rists in Afghanistan looks more like "go-home-tail-between-legs-while-nobody-watches".
Where you are at, terrorist attacks on trains and buildings didn't happen because of the American intervention in Afghanistan.
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From where I'm at, defeating the terr-ruh-rists in Afghanistan looks more like "go-home-tail-between-legs-while-nobody-watches".
they probably created far more terrorists in afghanistan and elsewhere than they killed.

the response to 9/11 was biggest mis-handling of the biggest anti-terrorism opportunity the world has ever seen, or likely will ever see again. it's a shame they had no terrorism experts advising them at the time.
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From where I'm at, defeating the terr-ruh-rists in Afghanistan looks more like "go-home-tail-between-legs-while-nobody-watches".
As with a lot of other things they have plenty of experience, Vietnam, Somalia, Equador.....the practice will surely serve for something
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