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Old 07.09.2012, 16:25
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Re: Swiss Magazine Attacks Irish in Slanderous Article

Maybe I should open a new thread in an internet forum every time Switzerland is attacked in the media.

Would be a full time job.
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The journalist is from the same area as Baron Munchausen...
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The journalist is from the same area as Baron Munchausen...
Welcome to the forum. Why not head over to the intros section and say hello.
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Welcome to the forum. Why not head over to the intros section and say hello.
Ach, Mirfield, there's not enough to say - I was mooching around here wondering what the town of Fribourg was like; if things had gone differently I might have grown up there, who knows - and saw this post about the outrageous insults to Irish people. Ooof, that piece about the teeth hurts!

Have to agree with the journalist about the value given to alcohol versus primary education. It would actually be an interesting and useful scale to use for societal values: what does your particular society spend on its favourite recreation (drinking, skiiing, killing each other, home cinema and other electronics) compared to what it spends on education.
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The journalist is from the same area as Baron Munchausen...

NO it is NOT. Baron Münchhausen was NOT aggressive and not attacking a particular area or country
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Old 05.05.2013, 20:29
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Ach, Mirfield, there's not enough to say - I was mooching around here wondering what the town of Fribourg was like; if things had gone differently I might have grown up there, who knows - and saw this post about the outrageous insults to Irish people. Ooof, that piece about the teeth hurts!

Have to agree with the journalist about the value given to alcohol versus primary education. It would actually be an interesting and useful scale to use for societal values: what does your particular society spend on its favourite recreation (drinking, skiiing, killing each other, home cinema and other electronics) compared to what it spends on education.
IF you read the "Weltwoche", the German language journal of the Blocherites, you would write about Freiburg im Uechtland but your writing reveals that you apparently do not know what you are writing about
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IF you read the "Weltwoche", the German language journal of the Blocherites, you would write about Freiburg im Uechtland but your writing reveals that you apparently do not know what you are writing about
Well, yeah. That's probably why he was trying to find out what Freiburg was like.

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Well, I now know that I've come among pretty nasty people, so I'll take my leave.
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Well, I now know that I've come among pretty nasty people, so I'll take my leave.
Stay a while. Have a cup o' tea. G'wan.
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Old 05.05.2013, 21:12
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Well, I now know that I've come among pretty nasty people, so I'll take my leave.

Switzerland never had to build a wall up to prevent people from leaving. So if you want to get out of the English Forum nobody will stop you. But nobody wil stop you from re-entering after a cup of tea or a glass of wine

And to be nasty may be a requirement at times

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Well, I now know that I've come among pretty nasty people with great looking teeth, so I'll take my leave.

Fixed that quote for you.
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Wolli, you made me laugh..Don't capitalize, come on, you know it hurts the eyes. Less wine, more helpfulness to newcomers, s'il te plaît.

It's true that internet talk is fishy, one never knows what's people being funny, direct, when they get up on the wrong side of the bed, and when just being rude or bored. Polluting with smilies don´t cut it, either.

The area around Fribourgh is stunning. Young people I know complain about the place being boonies, but I love the old lost farm feel to it.
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Old 06.05.2013, 18:37
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Ach, Mirfield, there's not enough to say - I was mooching around here wondering what the town of Fribourg was like; if things had gone differently I might have grown up there, who knows - and saw this post about the outrageous insults to Irish people. Ooof, that piece about the teeth hurts!

Have to agree with the journalist about the value given to alcohol versus primary education. It would actually be an interesting and useful scale to use for societal values: what does your particular society spend on its favourite recreation (drinking, skiiing, killing each other, home cinema and other electronics) compared to what it spends on education.
And to answer your question about Fribourg/Freiburg, the city is a beautiful city with lots of medieval buildings, nicely located and its being BIlingual is interesting.

And in regard to education against alcohol, what Mrs Joel wrote about Ireland could be said about many countries, as in many countries, more is spent on alcohol and food than on education.

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Wolli, you made me laugh..Don't capitalize, come on, you know it hurts the eyes. Less wine, more helpfulness to newcomers, s'il te plaît.

It's true that internet talk is fishy, one never knows what's people being funny, direct, when they get up on the wrong side of the bed, and when just being rude or bored. Polluting with smilies don´t cut it, either.

The area around Fribourgh is stunning. Young people I know complain about the place being boonies, but I love the old lost farm feel to it.
Actually, both Freiburg-im-Breisgau and Freiburg-im-Uechtland are beautiful cities and offer some quite good shopping. Weltwoche ? I was a subscriber to Weltwoche for many years, but that was before it was taken over by the Blocherites. Who then turned it into a SVP-Postille .

Strange is that the author of the article about Ireland is a German journalist who lives in Ireland. Rather strange

And here something interesting about the worthy Baron

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_M%C3%BCnchhausen

While the Irish may have their negative spots as everybody, I like the Irish a lot, and Dublin is one of my favourite cities. But Editor-in-Chief of Weltwoche, Mr Köppel quite cleary loves to have aggressive, spiteful and venomous articles in his paper .

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Re: Swiss Magazine Attacks Irish in Slanderous Article

Irish do not have any negatives...They are almost like the Bohemians. Fun and music, feisty talk.
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My dear M; Mistress Blocher, Weltwoche is NOT THE Swiss. Please Mistress BLocher, look closely at what you are writing about, thanks

Many thaniks, my dear Mistress Blocher
Am I the only one who does not get the mistress part?
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Am I the only one who does not get the mistress part?

No longer remember, sorry

what I however CAN say is that Weltwoche is not a paper comparable with Tages Anzeiger or NZZ, but relatively small. Mr Köppel tries to make it dominant among SVP-people and other right-wingers
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Irish do not have any negatives...They are almost like the Bohemians. Fun and music, feisty talk.
... and Africans all have a natural sense of rhythm?
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If anyone is racist here, it is the Swiss.
If anyone is racist here, it is the Weltwoche.
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... and Africans all have a natural sense of rhythm?
I am so jealous.
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... and Africans all have a natural sense of rhythm?
Except the white ones. Racist
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