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The Times (London) on new Swiss political party

Had a chuckle at the editorial in today's Times, a piece entitled "Power to the People" about "a new political party launches with the sole aim of outlawing the tyranny of PowerPoint presentations. The new Anti-PowerPoint Party says that banishing needless PowerPoint presentations could save the world 350 billion euros a year".

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"the Swiss - a people so stoic that they uncomplainingly subsist on a diet of melted cheese and Toblerone - have been provoked beyond the brink of boredom".

"Switzerland doesn't pick a fight with the world unless it is at its wits' end, because all its army has to defend itself against a riled enemy are small red penknives with built-in tweezers and a fish-scalar".
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Thread here, Times article sounds dreadful.
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Old 12.07.2011, 21:26
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What International News organisation runs that paper?
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Had a chuckle at the editorial in today's Times, a piece entitled "Power to the People" about "a new political party launches with the sole aim of outlawing the tyranny of PowerPoint presentations. The new Anti-PowerPoint Party says that banishing needless PowerPoint presentations could save the world 350 billion euros a year".

A couple of choice quotes:

"the Swiss - a people so stoic that they uncomplainingly subsist on a diet of melted cheese and Toblerone - have been provoked beyond the brink of boredom".

"Switzerland doesn't pick a fight with the world unless it is at its wits' end, because all its army has to defend itself against a riled enemy are small red penknives with built-in tweezers and a fish-scalar".
I have sufficient trust in readers of "The Times" (NOT readers of "News of the World" !) to expect them to realize the humour applied. Please post a link to the whole article --- thanks.
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Please post a link to the whole article --- thanks.
Please don't --- thanks.
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I have sufficient trust in readers of "The Times" (NOT readers of "News of the World" !) to expect them to realize the humour applied. Please post a link to the whole article --- thanks.
Its hidden behind a paywall I think....maybe some techy dude can do it
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Its hidden behind a paywall I think....maybe some techy dude can do it
Well, here some alternatives

http://www.cio.com.au/article/392397/

http://www.geekosystem.com/powerpoint-political-party/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07...erpoint_party/

http://anti-powerpoint-party.com/the-cause

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011...litical-party/

I up to now was not confronted by "powerpoint" but I detest those paywalls. And I distrust more and more additional "programs" only costing more and more money for no practical use
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