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Old 02.12.2015, 15:06
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Illegal To Insult Head of a Foreign State

While checking something else, I stumbled across the fact that it's illegal in Switzerland to publicly insult the head of a foreign state. Which I thought was interesting.

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Any person who publicly insults a foreign state in the person of its head of state, the members of its government, its diplomatic representatives, its official delegates to a diplomatic conference taking place in Switzerland, or one of its official representatives to an international organisation or department thereof based or sitting in Switzerland is liable to a custodial sentence not exceeding three years or to a monetary penalty.
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Old 02.12.2015, 15:13
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OMG. Some of us are going to jail.

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Old 02.12.2015, 15:16
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So all we need to do is stay factual?

Illegal: Cameron is an idiot.

Legal: Cameron screws dead pigs.
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Old 02.12.2015, 16:29
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So all we need to do is stay factual?

Illegal: Cameron is an idiot.

Legal: Cameron screws dead pigs.



I didn't know that
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Old 02.12.2015, 16:34
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I didn't know that
Under what rock are you living?



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Old 02.12.2015, 16:41
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So all we need to do is stay factual?

Illegal: Cameron is an idiot.

Legal: Cameron screws dead pigs.
To be fair. Technically he did not screw he just had his trumpet blown.

It is a bit like when Bill Clinton said " I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
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Old 02.12.2015, 16:43
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To be fair. Technically he did not screw he just had his trumpet blown.

It is a bit like when Bill Clinton said " I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
Good thing they didn't ask about sexual relationships.
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Old 02.12.2015, 16:45
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While checking something else, I stumbled across the fact that it's illegal in Switzerland to publicly insult the head of a foreign state. Which I thought was interesting.



https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a296
Seeing the UNO has offices in Geneva, and I have no doubt that debates can get heated at times, I wonder whether the diplomatic immunity of delegates would cancel this out?
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Old 02.12.2015, 16:49
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To be fair. Technically he did not screw he just had his trumpet blown.

It is a bit like when Bill Clinton said " I did not have sexual relations with that woman"

And I'm not so sure what he did in his more youthful days has much relevance as an adult politician. (Unless he still does it).

I mean being a member of the Hitler Youth didn't stop Kohl becoming German chancellor, did it Treverus?
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Old 02.12.2015, 16:54
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And I'm not so sure what he did in his more youthful days has much relevance as an adult politician. (Unless he still does it).

I mean being a member of the Hitler Youth didn't stop Kohl becoming German chancellor, did it Treverus?
You just offended him.

The special forces will be coming around to arrest you in 15 minutes.
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Old 02.12.2015, 16:58
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You just offended him.

The special forces will be coming around to arrest you in 15 minutes.
I thought the Brown Shirts were disbanded?
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Old 02.12.2015, 17:01
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I thought the Brown Shirts were disbanded?
They're a comin back

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Old 02.12.2015, 17:01
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You just offended him.

The special forces will be coming around to arrest you in 15 minutes.
I know you Swiss folks are always living in the past, but breaking news: Kohl isn't a head of state anymore.

Maybe I went to the wrong universities, but sticking your dick into dead pigs wasn't quite common where I went. And I do indeed wonder if this story has an effect on how serious and how respected he is today when he meets say Arab leaders...
(The Hitler-youth on the other hand was an organization most German boys of that age in one form or another were a part of. Pretty poor attempt on a Godwin even for Toms standards, so not worth to discuss...)
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Old 02.12.2015, 17:03
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Maybe I went to the wrong universities, but sticking your dick into dead pigs wasn't quite common where I went. And I do indeed wonder if this story has an effect on how serious and how respected he is today when he meets say Arab leaders...
In other words, yopu went to a boring university and never went to any crazy parties?

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(The Hitler-youth on the other hand was an organization most German boys of that age in one form or another were a part of. Pretty poor attempt on a Godwin even for Toms standards, so not worth to discuss...)
Flogging a dead pig.

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I know you Swiss folks are always living in the past, but breaking news: Kohl isn't a head of state anymore.

Maybe I went to the wrong universities, but sticking your dick into dead pigs wasn't quite common where I went.
I think it's probably partly down to the huge amounts of alcohol consumed by British young people compared with other countries.


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And I do indeed wonder if this story has an effect on how serious and how respected he is today when he meets say Arab leaders...
Yes, it is important to have respect from Arab leaders. They really deserve that.
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So all we need to do is stay factual?

Illegal: Cameron is an idiot.

Legal: Cameron screws dead pigs.
What about your avatar?
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Old 02.12.2015, 18:41
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I didn't know that
That's because there's absolutely nothing to substantiate the accusation - to the extent that even Private Eye aren't making jokes about it. It was in an unofficial biography of Cameron by Lord Ascroft who attributed the story to a un-named MP who was with Cameron at Oxford - and even Ashcroft doesn't take the story seriously.

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That's because there's absolutely nothing to substantiate the accusation - to the extent that even Private Eye aren't making jokes about it. It was in an unofficial biography of Cameron by Lord Ascroft, and even in that it was clear that it was an anecdote of dubious origin.

Absolutely nothing like the scale of Clinton/Lewinsky.
Exactly. It was Ashcroft's revenge to publish his fable when he discovered that donations to the Conservative party wouldn't buy him a seat in the House of Lords.
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That's because there's absolutely nothing to substantiate the accusation - to the extent that even Private Eye aren't making jokes about it. It was in an unofficial biography of Cameron by Lord Ascroft, and even in that it was clear that it was an anecdote of dubious origin.

Absolutely nothing like the scale of Clinton/Lewinsky. NOTALLTHERE - Unquote

Lewinsky wasn't a pig !!
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What about your avatar?
Is it insulting? I guess Putin has a great sense of humor... That's what the KGB was famous for, no?
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