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surprising to see switzerland ranking so far from north korea given that they have such good relations also I am sure in switzerland it is illegal to record video or report around government or police activities reason for which government building even if just a simple traffic office is not available on google street view.

I guess the two small secretive nations like to play good cop bad cop )

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Actual ranking for 2017 is out if you interested:

https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de...ne_Grenzen.pdf


1. Norway

7. Switzerland

22. Canada

40. GB

43. USA


180. Nord Korea

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Old 11.05.2017, 11:53
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government building even if just a simple traffic office is not available on google street view.
Total nonsense:

https://www.google.ch/maps/place/Cam...42!4d9.0052405

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Old 11.05.2017, 12:26
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They already know in May for all of 2017?
Its based on 2016, the report are created 2017
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these reports and rank lists are always interesting to look at but should be viewed with skepticism and always consider who wrote it and for what interest. kind of like the WEF ranking switzerland no 1 economy every year...
This information can be found here: https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/rangliste/2017/ including names and phone numbers if needed ;-)

Its in german, but if you are really interested, this should not be a problem
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Having a police helicopter circle over your street for 1 hour in the dark with lights and sensors is news. But I don't expect "you" to understand that.
Um, no? I live only about 45 minutes from your place and I personally could not care less... so it's not really that important to anyone outside the Spreitenbach area.

The police not telling everything all the time just because you are curious has nothing to do with press freedom. There are tons of good reasons for that. If they are for example searching for a minor will they be very careful what they are communicating... or if there is somebody on the run is it a decision of the police if it's more important to warn the public or to keep it low in order to not alert the person they are hunting.

And yes, privacy counts a bit in Switzerland - I for one think it's a great thing not to have UK style tabloids that illegally hack into the phones of dead people to get their story.
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Some countries have Freedom of Information laws that ensure people can request any information about government actions and politicians must disclose all their details including personal finances.

Does Switzerland allow people to request info about government actions and politicians? Or is this privacy data protection?

Teach me I am not Swiss I don't know. And relax not all posts are anti Swiss it's simply free expression and freedom of speech.
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Teach me I am not Swiss I don't know. And relax not all posts are anti Swiss it's simply free expression and freedom of speech.
I am not Swiss either, but I can make an educated guess... I know that police is a cantonal matter, so I'd bet that there are different rules in different cantons and as a rule of thumb would the left leaning western Swiss cantons publish anything including the underwear sizes of all Kantonsräte while in central Switzerland every emails gets a standardized reply with "none of your business, mate!". Your area is just on the border between ZH and AG, so I don't even know what police websites you could check.

Kantonspolizei Zürich has it's news here: Latest about your area is that they arrested a ring of criminals counterfeiting money last week...

http://www.kapo.zh.ch/internet/siche...e/aktuell.html
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Its my party and I cry if i want to !!!

Please note that its my discussion thread therefore I have to read all your crap and groan you if needed, however you dont have to stop and keep coming back to it to troll it because that's trolling.

additionally not every post that is made by a foreigner and that is in contradiction to your opinion is bad or anti Swiss, in contrary its good to have a diversity of ideas and views. Therefore please post informative replies or just click to the next topic of interest. It only makes you look bad if you stop on peoples discussion topics to type some long negative hate-filled reply. Love you all!




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Excuse me, Edzoon

I thought you were trolling for another purpose. I certainly don't want to add any disrespectful comments to your sanctimonious postings.
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Thank you. I hope it was a complement.

p.s. I did have to disctionary.com that beautiful word!

but somehow I feel like donald trump getting complemented by a democrat...


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I thought you were trolling for another purpose. I certainly don't want to add any disrespectful comments to your sanctimonious postings.
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Please note that its my discussion thread therefore I have to read all your crap and groan you if needed
It's not, and you really don't.

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additionally not every post that is made by a foreigner and that is in contradiction to your opinion is bad or anti Swiss
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surprising to see switzerland ranking so far from north korea given that they have such good relations also I am sure in switzerland it is illegal to record video or report around government or police activities reason for which government building even if just a simple traffic office is not available on google street view.

I guess the two small secretive nations like to play good cop bad cop )


I think I have to thank you for this post. Reading that someone puts my country that close to North Korea triggered me enough that i finally signed up after years of ghosting this forum. Meanwhile i Kind of lost interest in discussing with you, but hey thanks for the kick

To Topic. I feel like there just no public interest in the Police commenting everything they do. As others already said, you are free to read the press Releases.
And btw, i think no police officer in the world will comment on an ongoing Investigation.

PS: Is it just my Computer or why do random capital letters apear at the start of some words?
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Its my party and I cry if i want to !!!

Please note that its my discussion thread therefore I have to read all your crap and groan you if needed, however you dont have to stop and keep coming back to it to troll it because that's trolling.


Your thread? You own this? And accuse us all of trolling?

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PS: Is it just my Computer or why do random capital letters apear at the start of some words?
Nope, mine does that as well, very irritating
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Nope, mine does that as well, very irritating
That's probably your browser's spellcheck using German capitalisation, happens on my machine when I use Edge (Internet Explorer). In my case I guess the browser falls back on assumptions based on geodata (IP for example) because there's no account data to rely on. But that's just a guess.
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That's probably your browser's spellcheck using German capitalisation, happens on my machine when I use Edge (Internet Explorer). In my case I guess the browser falls back on assumptions based on geodata (IP for example) because there's no account data to rely on. But that's just a guess.
Like when you look for tech support for Microsoft or Apple on google. You think you're going to get the info in English, click on the link then BAM! "Ah, you're in Switzerland! We're going to make you read it all in German with no way of changing the language, and we don't care if you want to read the text in the original language, or - for that matter - in one of the other languages of Switzerland because we are thick, arrogant bastards and everybody in Switzerland obviously wants everything in German all the time regardless of context or location."

Bastards. I'm not bitter.

Bastards.
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Hi,

there is no really a problem with Google or Microsoft. With Microsoft just go to the bottom of the page click on Schweiz Deutsch and choose the land /language you want to use for Microsoft.com For google it is equally simply. Browse to http://www.google.com/ncr and after that when ever you choose www.google.com you will go to the US version of Google.

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Like when you look for tech support for Microsoft or Apple on google. You think you're going to get the info in English, click on the link then BAM! "Ah, you're in Switzerland! We're going to make you read it all in German with no way of changing the language, and we don't care if you want to read the text in the original language, or - for that matter - in one of the other languages of Switzerland because we are thick, arrogant bastards and everybody in Switzerland obviously wants everything in German all the time regardless of context or location."

Bastards. I'm not bitter.
Google does anything to help integrating you folks here ..... and we use any dirty trick.
Although I did none of the things BaselLife suggested, the results I get are always in the language I search in.

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Privacy for average people is a joke in Switzerland. I will touch upon that sometime in the topic I started, but you may already have noticed that as soon as you moved in you started getting junk mail from all over Switzerland.
How come ? Ah the city sold all your personal details to any Swiss company
willing to pay. Same for any stalker who wants your info, he only needs your license plate # . The privacy thing was invented to justify banking secrecy, it existed for people who wanted to hide things in Switzerland so banks could
develop into the behemoths we know now. No privacy for regular folks. In fact, the Swiss govt for a long time spied on them, and still does.
Build a new tin/aluminium hat? You need it apparently
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