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Old 03.01.2015, 13:07
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Amb. Suzi lays an egg! [Ambassador criticises ski lifts in CH]

Not content with destroying the Swiss financial center and turning Americans in Switzerland into second-class citizens, Amb. Suzi has lashed out at skiing and winter sports in Switzerland on her Facebook page. Scrapping any sense of diplomacy, she called Swiss ski lift conditions inefficient and chaotic.

The Blick, trying to protect an important sector of the Swiss economy from Suzi's bitching and moaning, went on the offensive in a prominent article, and asked why she was trying to collect complaints about Switzerland.

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"Swiss Tourism Director, Jürg Schmid said: "I have responded to the Ambassador and advised her to form a comprehensive view of the organization of Swiss ski areas at the end of the season." Because: "In contrast to the USA, where lift tickets cost up to 50% more, skiing is not an elite sport in Switzerland. Everyone skis here." The conditions in Switzerland and the USA are not comparable, said former downhill world champion and Swiss Ski President Urs Lehmann (45). "At the battle of Morgarten we were indeed successful with our lack of discipline".

http://www.blick.ch/news/politik/us-...id3381940.html
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Old 03.01.2015, 13:52
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Not content with destroying the Swiss financial center and turning Americans in Switzerland into second-class citizens, Amb. Suzi has lashed out at skiing and winter sports in Switzerland on her Facebook page. Scrapping any sense of diplomacy, she called Swiss ski lift conditions inefficient and chaotic.

The Blick, trying to protect an important sector of the Swiss economy from Suzi's bitching and moaning, went on the offensive in a prominent article, and asked why she was trying to collect complaints about Switzerland.

Blick:
"Swiss Tourism Director, Jürg Schmid said: "I have responded to the Ambassador and advised her to form a comprehensive view of the organization of Swiss ski areas at the end of the season." Because: "In contrast to the USA, where lift tickets cost up to 50% more, skiing is not an elite sport in Switzerland. Everyone skis here." The conditions in Switzerland and the USA are not comparable, said former downhill world champion and Swiss Ski President Urs Lehmann (45). "At the battle of Morgarten we were indeed successful with our lack of discipline".

http://www.blick.ch/news/politik/us-...id3381940.html

Now, to relax a bit, nobody destroyed the Swiss financial sector, as less than 5% depended on the bank-secret. In Switzerland, everybody is within an hour from skiing areas, while average people in the USA are at least 10 hours away, which causes a different perspective. .
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Old 03.01.2015, 14:13
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Now, to relax a bit, nobody destroyed the Swiss financial sector, as less than 5% depended on the bank-secret. . . .
Not everyone would see it like that, particularly those who have at least some passing acquaintance with the industry:
http://www.bilanz.ch/management/wirt...ert-usa-und-eu
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Old 03.01.2015, 14:16
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Amb.Suzi deserves to be member of EF and a great contributor in the Complaints corner.
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Old 03.01.2015, 14:26
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Not everyone would see it like that, particularly those who have at least some passing acquaintance with the industry:
http://www.bilanz.ch/management/wirt...ert-usa-und-eu


I refer to a chap I know, who worked for SBV for some 20 years, and who I trust, in spite of detesting his polictical SVP positions --- Ermotti might have his blood pressure checked
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Old 03.01.2015, 14:29
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Not everyone would see it like that, particularly those who have at least some passing acquaintance with the industry:
http://www.bilanz.ch/management/wirt...ert-usa-und-eu
That link is almost 2 years old, so did all those forecast bad things happen?

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Amb.Suzi deserves to be member of EF and a great contributor in the Complaints corner.
What makes you think that she isn't?
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Old 03.01.2015, 16:33
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What makes you think that she isn't?
I'm waiting for the next press release where she will wonder how people can live here with less than 120kCHF.....
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Old 03.01.2015, 18:11
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In Switzerland, everybody is within an hour from skiing areas, while average people in the USA are at least 10 hours away, which causes a different perspective. .
Nonsense, in the US I was closer than here.

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Old 03.01.2015, 18:30
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Nonsense, in the US I was closer than here.

Tom

Er, Tom.... He said "average". So ymmv from average. ;-)

Although I don't believe that 10 hours is a reasonable estimate. The most densely populated areas of the U.S. are likely closer to skiing areas (north east, west coast).
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Nonsense, in the US I was closer than here.

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But here you are closer to the seaside than in most locations in the USA
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Re: Amb. Suzi lays an egg!

Amb. Suzi must be wondering whether the sun will rise tomorrow. After suffering a crippling body-blow from Saturday's Blick article, The Local Switzerland tag-teamed and threw Amb. Suzi to the mat today with an explosive article on her shooting off her mouth on Facebook: "US diplomat sparks flap over Swiss ski 'chaos'"

http://www.thelocal.ch/20150105/us-a...wiss-ski-chaos

Will Amb. Suzi be repatriating to the US soon?
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Ooooo, Blick and The Local. I'm sure she's terrified.
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Reported in the lolcal? Kiss of death if I ever saw it.
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Old 05.01.2015, 19:58
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But here you are closer to the seaside than in most locations in the USA
I also lived within 1km of the sea for many years in the US, while being less than one hour from skiing.

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Re: Amb. Suzi lays an egg!

Are they not all the same on peak periods, even in America I have experienced a scrum down.
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Old 05.01.2015, 22:27
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I also lived within 1km of the sea for many years in the US, while being less than one hour from skiing.

Tom

Nice. My relatives live in places like Shreveport, Marshall, Tyler, Dallas, FtWorth, Austin which all are more than 700 kms away from both the seaside and the next skiing place. Most of them have never seen snow in reality. The son of a cousin, apparently under my (bad ? ) influence took a Job in Aberdeen and when there was the first snow, made, from outside the pub, a phone call to his Mum , Suppose that Aaron is closer to the USA average than a chap of Swiss nationality living in Lugano


and now to your 1 km . California ? hardly. Remains RHODE ISLAND & CONNECTICUT
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I also lived within 1km of the sea for many years in the US, while being less than one hour from skiing.

Tom
Of course you did Tom, and I imagine you also had a doorway to Narnia in your upstairs closet. Or basically, the standard st2lemans equation of:

Whatever Previous Person Posts + 1 x 100 = IMBETTERLOL.

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Of course you did Tom, and I imagine you also had a doorway to Narnia in your upstairs closet. Or basically, the standard st2lemans equation of:

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Snip from the lolcal article:

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With her stellar qualifications, no surprise she doesn't know what behavior is appropriate for her position.
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