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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

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9/11/2001 But failed miserably
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Old 18.05.2014, 16:44
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

Looks like the result will be No - it is pretty close now but the forecasts are all converging on 52% No.
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

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9/11/2001 But failed miserably
What happened on the 9th of November 2001?
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Old 18.05.2014, 17:32
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

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Looks like the result will be No - it is pretty close now but the forecasts are all converging on 52% No.
The cantons that are voting No, mainly in the West, are voting more decisively than those voting Yes

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_ne...l?cid=38477584
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

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9/11/2001 But failed miserably
USA didn't fight defensively on that day either (see here, here and here).

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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27459178

Rejected by 53%.
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

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What happened on the 9th of November 2001?
Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator died.
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Old 18.05.2014, 18:50
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

It seems that the wording of the vote may have been too specific by including the number and type of jets. If it had just been 'Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?' the result may have been very different. Perhaps that was a deliberate plan by those who come up with the wording.
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I'm not sure many surface to air missiles have an "escort the baddie out of our airspace" setting.
But the French do this for us; outside office hours anyway
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Old 18.05.2014, 19:17
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

Meanwhile in Argovia, only Swiss/German will be spoken in kindergarden.

http://www.teletext.ch/RSILA1/119-00.html

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Old 18.05.2014, 19:20
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

Never mind, I'm sure we can find a few Cessnas that we bolt a couple of machine guns onto, and I'm sure most cantons will donate their left over rockets from from the New Years celebrations that can be strapped on as well.
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

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USA didn't fight defensively on that day either (see here, here and here).
wonder why…
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Meanwhile in Argovia, only Swiss/German will be spoken in kindergarden.

http://www.teletext.ch/RSILA1/119-00.html

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as it should, but nothing really changed
I am curious how the german and austrian personnel will tackle this
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

I thought the vote wasn't to stop the purchase of the jets, but merely to decide which budget the cost was supposed to come out of. Weren't they planning to raid the transport budget or something?
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It was two days before the start of carnevale.

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I thought the vote wasn't to stop the purchase of the jets, but merely to decide which budget the cost was supposed to come out of. Weren't they planning to raid the transport budget or something?
Well, technically it is transport
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

Ermmmm that was in September bro
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But should have
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Re: Does Switzerland need new fighter jets?

My feeling about this no vote is that democracy doesn't always mean doing the right thing, but accepting that people's ignorance is the cost of keeping democracy alive anyway.

This is not a good result for our Armed Forces. The VBS never used all the positive facts to sell the replacement jet to the public, they never mentioned all the surplus Tigers that we sold to the US Navy or the multi year lease agreement with Austria that created real savings. Their bad and now their legacy to start the next evaluation process in ten years or so when the Hornets start falling apart even more than they already are due to spares shortages.
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