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Old 29.11.2011, 10:33
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But it's irrelevant, they already have their man.
However, if they were looking for some suspects who were of a specific race, or spoke with specific accents, that would be a different matter to help in identifying or excluding certain individuals.
Ah, and that's the problem. What defines relevancy?

But back to being cosy or not:

Three large cowbells used by the locals to ring in the Christmas season were stolen in a nearby town yesterday. Three young men were taking part of the tradition of "trychlen" and decided to stop in for a drink at a local Kaffee Stube hut. They set their bells down outside, next to 12 other bells, because there was no room for these large items inside. Upon leaving, they realized that someone had stolen the three bells.

The theft has been reported to the police and reported in my local newspaper. The owners are calling upon the thief's conscience to come clear and bring these heirlooms back to the original owner.

Not even the bells are safe anymore.
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Old 29.11.2011, 10:40
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Ah, and that's the problem. What defines relevancy? The theft has been reported to the police and reported in my local newspaper. The owners are calling upon the thief's conscience to come clear and bring these heirlooms back to the original owner.

Not even the bells are safe anymore.
The thieves were reported by an elderly woman as leaving the scene "running away like the clappers..."

And just to make this non-political; neither their ethnic origin, sexual orientation nor their hairstyles were reported to ensure that a fair hanging takes place.
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Old 29.11.2011, 10:51
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The thieves were reported by an elderly woman as leaving the scene "running away like the clappers..."

And just to make this non-political; neither their ethnic origin, sexual orientation nor their hairstyles were reported to ensure that a fair hanging takes place.
Probably because the person couldn't see it...
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The thieves were reported by an elderly woman as leaving the scene "running away like the clappers..."

And just to make this non-political; neither their ethnic origin, sexual orientation nor their hairstyles were reported to ensure that a fair hanging takes place.
The victims were described as "Burschen" who have publicly threatened to scour Ricardo and Ebay for any hint of the thief selling these stolen bells. Their value has been estimated at Sfr 1,800.
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Re: For the ones, who think it is nice and cosy here...

I still think Switzerland is one of the safest countries to live in. I used to live in Africa so I have a total different perspective on crime. Bad things happen everywhere but I think its a real positive to know that the odds are really low here.
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I still think Switzerland is one of the safest countries to live in. I used to live in Africa so I have a total different perspective on crime. Bad things happen everywhere but I think its a real positive to know that the odds are really low here.
Accusations of "continentism" may result. This clearly is not the same as "incontinenceism" which is discrimination against people who unwittingly leave their mark when they never intended to.
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Old 29.11.2011, 11:30
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More food for thought...72 year old man started shooting around.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zue...um-sich-188300
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I still think Switzerland is one of the safest countries to live in. I used to live in Africa so I have a total different perspective on crime. Bad things happen everywhere but I think its a real positive to know that the odds are really low here.
It's true - you get a few robberies or someone going potty with a gun here and you get the internet equivalent of curtain-twitchers tooting that everyone is in danger.

I don't think many people here are under the illusion that Switzerland is "crime free" but for some people, the isolated incidents that get sensationalised by Blick is the start of a downward spiral into anarchy.
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Old 29.11.2011, 12:03
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More food for thought...72 year old man started shooting around.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zue...um-sich-188300
Notable because it wasn't at MacDonalds or Starbucks.
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I guess we should collect around ChF 2500.-- for two tickets to Kingston.
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...I guess the media are starting to report crimes.

Shots fired at McDonalds.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/sch...in-biel-188185

Man gets 14 years for shooting somebody in the face.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zue...-gitter-188264


Man found dead after firing shots at the police.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/frank-j-42-188219
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Old 29.11.2011, 14:22
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Ah, and that's the problem. What defines relevancy?
As far as this particular case is concerned, his nationality is as relevant as the colour of his hair, or the type of shoes he is wearing i.e not in the slightest.
However, ALL these things would be relevant in the other scenario I described above.
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Old 29.11.2011, 14:35
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As far as this particular case is concerned, his nationality is as relevant as the colour of his hair, or the type of shoes he is wearing i.e not in the slightest.
However, ALL these things would be relevant in the other scenario I described above.
Perhaps it is relevant as he has remained silent about his accomplice, and everyone knows Serbians ONLY hang out with Serbians...
More likely that it is just a Swiss reporter "not being racist, simply reporting the news", because Swiss people aren't racist, remember?!
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More food for thought...72 year old man started shooting around.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zue...um-sich-188300
Serb or Croat? and it is relevant .I am 72 old man but Swiss /Canadian ,bald und well hung
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Serb or Croat? and it is relevant .I am 72 old man but Swiss /Canadian ,bald und well hung
Man, you Canadians add a lot of information! Time to start reading Canadian newspapers.

PS: I find being bald isn't really relevant.
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Old 29.11.2011, 15:19
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Man, you Canadians add a lot of information! Time to start reading Canadian newspapers.

PS: I find being bald isn't really relevant.
But being well hung is?
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But being well hung is?
just by the way.. it's a trait shared by all Canadians.


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it's part of reporting the FACTS. One should not cover up the truth to make it sound politically correct.
Agreed.

Facts surrounding criminal investigations should be kept quiet, not splooged all over the news papers.

Journalists do more harm than good when it comes to covering crimes. I'd rather see them sticking to the police reports than trying to scoop each other.
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it's part of reporting the FACTS. One should not cover up the truth to make it sound politically correct.
Riiiiiight. You mean, just as the papers always state the nationality of every alleged perpetrator, including the Swiss ones, for example?
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Re: For the ones, who think it is nice and cosy here...

There's never been anything really "safe and quiet" about Bienne/Biel (in Canton Bern). It's been a hotbed of drug dealing since even before the large Kosovar population arrived, with all the fun that that entails. But they rarely used to use guns, that's something that is changing.

Oh and one of my best friends is Serb, a bit obstinate on irrelevant things but charming just like her family is.
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