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The father of Granddad on the mother side worked on the railways building between New York and Chicago in the 1870ies , became a US citizen in the mid 70ies, and after his return in 1880 arranged that learning English was mandatory for his son, my granddad, my mother and me
Speaking of railroads, this thread has long been sufficiently derailed.

And BTW, it shows.

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Speaking of railroads, this thread has long been sufficiently derailed.

And BTW, it shows.

it shows ?? what do you mean ?
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Re: SVP to immigrants: Donít mess with the Swiss flag

that'd go perfectly with the changing of the swiss anthem!...
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Re: SVP to immigrants: Donít mess with the Swiss flag

Most countries would be unhappy with a flag changeÖ
as for a new anthem, I personally find that sad, I like the current one
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Re: SVP to immigrants: Donít mess with the Swiss flag

Of all the things about living in Switzerland, I find the flag to be a big plus.
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Old 07.12.2014, 09:45
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Speaking of railroads, this thread has long been sufficiently derailed.

And BTW, it shows.
What? We've moved on to railroads now
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Most countries would be unhappy with a flag change…
as for a new anthem, I personally find that sad, I like the current one

While I DETEST the current one which was forced onto Switzerland by foreign powers and still love the old one we had into the 1960ies


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFFH3uNMlkM


here in Italian with a nice Video


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While I DETEST the current one which was forced onto Switzerland by foreign powers and still love the old one we had into the 1960ies
Ok, taste always is a matter of taste, but I assume you know that there was a very good reason for the change, even without any pressure from outside. It was really awkward when, at certain international events, the British and the former Swiss national anthems were played immediately after each other.
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While I DETEST the current one which was forced onto Switzerland by foreign powers and still love the old one we had into the 1960ies
then how about changing it to this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZkjeJKBI0M

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What? We've moved on to railroads now


Also the rail loks have FLAGS and names on them, like these ones


https://www.flickr.com/photos/408267...57606901930909




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Of all the things about living in Switzerland, I find the flag to be a big plus.
Good one.
I'll be using it.
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then how about changing it to this one?


Here an Anthem I find most beautiful


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp5MPypQPZM


and the country behind the Anthem
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJYP3FYq_9A
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YP5e8P_oPg
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and its splendid Capital
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyu7I2zamQw
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTWzAk68-9E
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfK_IHkQ_C4


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Good one.
I'll be using it.

HERE

http://www.swisseshop.ch/haushalt/ba...eizerkreuz.php


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Of all the things about living in Switzerland, I find the flag to be a big plus.
Good one.
I'll be using it.
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While I DETEST the current one which was forced onto Switzerland by foreign powers and still love the old one we had into the 1960ies


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFFH3uNMlkM


here in Italian with a nice Video


plus
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRrwHtlk46Q
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Ok, taste always is a matter of taste, but I assume you know that there was a very good reason for the change, even without any pressure from outside. It was really awkward when, at certain international events, the British and the former Swiss national anthems were played immediately after each other.
How about Liechtenstein's National Anthem?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6kJBhsjdUw


Or the de facto National Anthem of the USA, before The Star-Spangled Banner caught on?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN2I6vdzgts


Or Norway's Royal Anthem, The King's Song (not their National Anthem)?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lIEWEdbwcY


Or the National Anthem of the Russian Empire, 200 years ago?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0lzId-Z5wk


Or ... you see where I'm going with this?
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Re: SVP to immigrants: Donít mess with the Swiss flag

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How about Liechtenstein's National Anthem?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6kJBhsjdUw


Or the de facto National Anthem of the USA, before The Star-Spangled Banner caught on?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN2I6vdzgts


Or Norway's Royal Anthem, The King's Song (not their National Anthem)?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lIEWEdbwcY


Or the National Anthem of the Russian Empire, 200 years ago?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0lzId-Z5wk


Or ... you see where I'm going with this?

Sure, the same melody in all cases, also in fact in case of Deutschland Łber alles, Łber alles in dieser Welt . Many of the Anthems of the Arab World are copies of the UAE Anthem, some of the Lebanese one. I do not see any Problem with this. Switzerland however gave it up in favour of a lousy ridiculous thing.


THIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mONHKGhgwRg
would have been better, of course with a new FEDERAL text
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Re: SVP to immigrants: Donít mess with the Swiss flag

it is really true... but Switzerland do a good job to motivate to adapt and push to change the situation for those people that uses social system. Other countries like Brazil try to do some similar thing but the effect is the oppositive. There they create ten year ago one benefit for the people that have children and do not work jut to take out those people from the poverty line to put Brazil on better worldwide racking. So now they have an bigger problem: have a lot of dependent from that system and the govern did not push to improve those people and consequently do not need those 'social rescue' anymore.
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That the descendants of whomever wrote that melody wish it wasn't in the public domain?
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Re: SVP to immigrants: Donít mess with the Swiss flag

I would propose to change the "plus" inside the Swiss flag to a "minus"....but I'm afraid it would only get a "negative" reaction

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