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Old 14.08.2016, 13:38
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Re: Train attack in Canton St Gallen

In English:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/breaking...urday/42372240

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So the guy was on fire! Even more reason to get him on the ground to smother the flames out before other people get hurt.
Quite like Scotland, where John Smeaton beat-up one of the Glasgow Airport terrorists (who also happened to be on fire), back in 2007.

When asked why he did it, he replied: "This is Glasgow. We'll just set aboot ye."

I don't know if I'd put it down to something purely cultural, but there are a fair amount of people in Scotland that are up for a fight...on a Friday night, after kicking out time

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I find it disturbing that the attacker wasn't challenged....
If there is one concrete criticism of the Swiss that I admit, it is exactly this: The tendency not to intervene if they are not directly affected.
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Old 14.08.2016, 13:52
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Quite like Scotland, where John Smeaton beat-up one of the Glasgow Airport terrorists (who also happened to be on fire), back in 2007.

When asked why he did it, he replied: "This is Glasgow. We'll just set aboot ye."

I don't know if I'd put it down to something purely cultural, but there are a fair amount of people in Scotland that at up for a fight...on a Friday night, after kicking out time
John Smeaton was proved to be a liar and actually had no direct involvement at all. He was there yes but he never laid a finger on any if them. Although his line to the camera was pretty funny.

Oh and it's not just a Friday night in Scotland!
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John Smeaton was proved to be a liar and actually had no direct involvement at all. He was there yes but he never laid a finger on any if them. Although his line to the camera was pretty funny.

Oh and it's not just a Friday night in Scotland!
Okay, I will admit, I've been on Sauchiehall Street on every night of the week and I've never failed to see someone itching for a scrap!
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Re: Train attack in Canton St Gallen

One of the victims, a 34 year old woman has died. Awful.

http://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/schwei...rben-130488771
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If there is one concrete criticism of the Swiss that I admit, it is exactly this: The tendency not to intervene if they are not directly affected.


Have you met any of our Geneva grannies????
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One of the victims, a 34 year old woman has died. Awful.

http://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/schwei...rben-130488771
Terrible. I am ashamed to admit it, but there is a part of me that hopes that the attacker is in a great deal of pain.
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Old 14.08.2016, 14:31
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Okay, I will admit, I've been on Sauchiehall Street on every night of the week and I've never failed to see someone itching for a scrap!
First mistake, I'm sure there are nicer places in Syria than Sauchiehall street.
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Old 14.08.2016, 14:48
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Terrible. I am ashamed to admit it, but there is a part of me that hopes that the attacker is in a great deal of pain.
Doubtful, as he's dead.

"Der Täter der Zug-Attacke von Salez ist tot" (from the same article).

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Doubtful, as he's dead.

"Der Täter der Zug-Attacke von Salez ist tot" (from the same article).

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Yes, they've updated the article since I posted the link.
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What's a 'typically Swiss name' for a bloke?
It depends if is meant 'clearly originating from here (german speaking CH) and not present elsewhere (except perhaps among a few rare emigrants)' or 'common in CH'. For the first, Zgraggen, Von Känel, Von Matt, Kuratli, Fleischli, Zuberbühler, perhaps Leuenberger and Hürlimann would be examples whereas the latter would include Meier, Müller, Huber, Ammann, Lehmann, Zimmermann, Schmid, etc.
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First mistake, I'm sure there are nicer places in Syria than Sauchiehall street.
If you people think Sauchiehall street is a rough street you must be sensitive little flowers
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Re: Train attack in Canton St Gallen

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/...in-attack.html


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If you people think Sauchiehall street is a rough street you must be sensitive little flowers
You're right of course, it's exactly rough but it is a shit hole!
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You're right of course, it's exactly rough but it is a shit hole!
I blame the students. Close all the shitty night clubs and it will be a much nicer place!
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On the BBC's commentary page after Mo Farah's epic third Olympic gold:

Read the comments on the BBC's post about Mo Farah's historic third gold medal. Ranging from "he should have run for Somalia" to "the British steal all the best people in the name of colonialism" to the ever delightful "I don't care how British you think you are, if you're not born here, you should go back where you came from"...

I despair.
Don't despair, Odile. Be realistic. The internet and idiots are not a great combination. Some are cynical trolls, looking for a rise from people like you. Some have mental health issues. Some are drunk. Heck, some may even be genuine racists -- don't discount that one. And one person can easily pretend to be 100 people.

Sitting there, despairing, is not just useless but is encouraging these idiots. Your 'despair' is precisely what they want to see.
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So we'll never know what reason, if any, he had for what he did.
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It depends if is meant 'clearly originating from here (german speaking CH) and not present elsewhere (except perhaps among a few rare emigrants)' or 'common in CH'. For the first, Zgraggen, Von Känel, Von Matt, Kuratli, Fleischli, Zuberbühler, perhaps Leuenberger and Hürlimann would be examples whereas the latter would include Meier, Müller, Huber, Ammann, Lehmann, Zimmermann, Schmid, etc.
Those are all surnames, and therefore apply to both blokes and girls.
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Sitting there, despairing, is not just useless but is encouraging these idiots. Your 'despair' is precisely what they want to see.
Working face to face with clients, you can probably count on one hand the number of knobheads you meet in a week.

Working with clients over the phone, it can be several a day...until they realise you can report their behaviour to their employer

Ont t'internet, there are more knobheads than there are drops of water in the Atlantic.
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