Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Swiss politics/news  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 25.06.2009, 10:44
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vaud
Posts: 2,466
Groaned at 175 Times in 122 Posts
Thanked 4,947 Times in 1,902 Posts
Mikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

http://www.mahalo.com/infowars-com

"The website Infowars.com was founded in 1999 as an extension of the radio show starring Alex Jones. Jones began his alternative media career in Austin, Texas in 1995. After several years of producing a local public access cable show, Jones was picked up for a radio spot with GCN and syndication began. The website features current news articles with a twist. Almost all information on the site is presented from a standpoint of criticism, touting that the New World Order is behind almost any significant government or political news event. "
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 25.06.2009, 10:46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Thalwil, ZH
Posts: 274
Groaned at 47 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 70 Times in 40 Posts
expat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthy
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” - Roosevelt

http://joshkaufman.net/quotes/politics/
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 25.06.2009, 10:51
CHexo's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Zürich
Posts: 178
Groaned at 27 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 178 Times in 79 Posts
CHexo has earned some respectCHexo has earned some respect
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Let's discuss marsians now. This seems to be the perfect thread for it.

Sandiegan should join us as well.

Your theories ...?

Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 25.06.2009, 10:52
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Thalwil, ZH
Posts: 274
Groaned at 47 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 70 Times in 40 Posts
expat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthy
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

here's more! what's next? do you really think the biometric passports are for our safety? or the safety of the new world order? United Nations? A cover front to create a one world government, with "peacekeeping" forces, in order to maintain totalitarian control.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...onal-data.html
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 25.06.2009, 10:52
Treverus's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Work in ZH, live in SZ
Posts: 11,996
Groaned at 334 Times in 273 Posts
Thanked 22,923 Times in 8,295 Posts
Treverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

I once again missed the deadline to unsubscribe a thread that used to make sense....
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 25.06.2009, 10:55
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Thalwil, ZH
Posts: 274
Groaned at 47 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 70 Times in 40 Posts
expat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthyexpat_in_zug is considered unworthy
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

ok here is the proof
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 25.06.2009, 14:58
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Quote:
View Post
here's more! what's next? do you really think the biometric passports are for our safety? or the safety of the new world order? United Nations? A cover front to create a one world government, with "peacekeeping" forces, in order to maintain totalitarian control.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...onal-data.html
I know, it's a real bummer. I got pulled over a couple of weeks ago at the Italian border.
Fortunately, I managed to pass myself off as a Japanese working for the North Koreans,
off to destabilise the US.

Left me $130billion-odd out of pocket, tho' :-(
.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 25.06.2009, 15:58
Aeneas's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Winterthur, ZH
Posts: 1,073
Groaned at 41 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 1,172 Times in 575 Posts
Aeneas has a reputation beyond reputeAeneas has a reputation beyond reputeAeneas has a reputation beyond reputeAeneas has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Quote:
View Post
ok here is the proof
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 25.06.2009, 22:44
twostarhotel's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: costa mesa, ca
Posts: 60
Groaned at 8 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
twostarhotel is considered unworthytwostarhotel is considered unworthytwostarhotel is considered unworthy
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Quote:
View Post
Let's discuss marsians now. This seems to be the perfect thread for it.

Sandiegan should join us as well.

Your theories ...?

i know this is off topic but starting a new thread is alot of work im lazy
i dont know if youve heard of a guy named billy meier he lives in switzerland any way he has pictures of US satalites orbiting mars and other planets and he took them in the 70s, kinda crazy i know
but very interesting
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 25.06.2009, 22:50
twostarhotel's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: costa mesa, ca
Posts: 60
Groaned at 8 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
twostarhotel is considered unworthytwostarhotel is considered unworthytwostarhotel is considered unworthy
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

if you guys want a few good web sites with alternative news, and links to documentaries
www.prisonplanet.tv linked to infowars get alex jones' podcast of his radio show
www.sprword.com
http://thedutchperspective.blogspot.com/
www.radioilluminati.com
a few that i like if you really want to learn about conspiracies you have to look into esoteric beliefs
ill post some stuff later
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 10.07.2009, 22:44
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ticino & London
Posts: 2,013
Groaned at 171 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 1,139 Times in 628 Posts
Cashboy has a reputation beyond reputeCashboy has a reputation beyond reputeCashboy has a reputation beyond reputeCashboy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

I don't think the politicians are actually intelligent enough for them to run a conspiracy as well as the fact that they look at short term paower and gain for themselves personally.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10.07.2009, 23:15
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 18,978
Groaned at 332 Times in 257 Posts
Thanked 11,716 Times in 6,858 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

The problem of many African countries is that A) many of their leaders are heavily corrupt and that B) many or even most of these countries do not offer conditions and stability to make investments really interesting and that C) telecommunications structures including quite normal phone-lines are so bad, that it is easier to do African business out of London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, Geneva or Athens.
-
British leaders complaining are however masters of black humour, as much of the money both from the Third World and from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland goes to banks in the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Most folks in the world do not realized that these two countries, whenever under the crown, are not governed by government and parliament in Westminster.
-
Another aspect is that the Canton of Zurich loses billions of Francs per year through rich people in Zurich establishing companies in places like Zug and Vaduz, who sell "services" to Zurich companies at exaggerated prices, so that the profits of Zurich companies get minimised and the profits of such "consulting companies" and "services companies" in the tax heaven maximised.
-
Such things are balanced out by companies like FIAT-Finanza and the Agnelli family finance-trust having their financial HQs in Lugano and Zurich. That GM Europe and Kraft Jacobs Suchard Europe happen to be in Glattbrugg north of Zurich helps them, helps Glattbrugg, helps the Canton of Zurich, and helps me as I now live in Glattbrugg ..........
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 11.07.2009, 00:03
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ticino & London
Posts: 2,013
Groaned at 171 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 1,139 Times in 628 Posts
Cashboy has a reputation beyond reputeCashboy has a reputation beyond reputeCashboy has a reputation beyond reputeCashboy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

I do recall that a Swiss bank manager a few years back told me that they loved these corrupt Black African leaders stashing their dodgy money in the Swiss banks. The Swiss banks would just hope that these leaders would be assasinated in a coo and the money would then never be claimed.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 11.07.2009, 01:15
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 18,978
Groaned at 332 Times in 257 Posts
Thanked 11,716 Times in 6,858 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Quote:
View Post
I do recall that a Swiss bank manager a few years back told me that they loved these corrupt Black African leaders stashing their dodgy money in the Swiss banks. The Swiss banks would just hope that these leaders would be assasinated in a coo and the money would then never be claimed.
-
Right he was, businesswise. But never forget that quite many Swiss would love to have Swiss bank managers being assassinated ! ..........
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 20.08.2009, 18:23
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Sticks
Posts: 25
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
SafePassage has no particular reputation at present
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Quote:
View Post
-
Right he was, businesswise. But never forget that quite many Swiss would love to have Swiss bank managers being assassinated ! ..........
Why would these "many Swiss" want that to happen?
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 23.02.2020, 07:04
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Basel
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
mateluna has slipped a little
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

I agree that many here deny the obvious reality because of emotional reasons, ppl always defend the place they live in I guess.


Shifting the responsibility to the origin of the money is a sorry attempt at this. We know where the money comes from, but we take it anyway. The example of HSBC in Geneva a few years ago, laundering money from Mexican cartels. The only person punished was the whistleblower.


Switzerland practices the policy of shitting inside the toilet at home, but on the living room's carpet at the neighbor's home: many Swiss companies sell products to other countries, that are illegal in Switzerland because they are deemed unsafe. Examples: Syngenta sells Gramoxone (paraquat) to many third world countries. It is a herbicide responsible for dozens of childhood deaths due to intoxication. It does not have an antidote, and the lethal dose is less than 5 ml.



The same Syngenta is one of the leading sellers of GMO seeds, yet these are illegal in Switzerland.



Nestlé is another leading Swiss multinational. They are one of the main polluters, responsible for a large % of the plastic water bottles sold worldwide. They also make the useless Nespresso disposable coffee pods, a symbol of laziness, ppl can't make a cup of coffee anymore. These pods can not be recycled in many parts of the world, including in Switzerland!


Years ago there was a scandal because of Swiss chocolate manufacturing companies purchasing cocoa in West Africa, which had used child labor.



Switzerland sells itself as clean and green, but has the world's leading cement company Holcin.



Of course, many large financial players are located in Switzerland, which is a tax heaven. A major one.



As far as corruption, it is obviously a country that lives on corruption. The whole economy is based on corrupt economic practices. FIFA is a good example. They sold the 2022 world cup to Qatar in front of everyone's eyes and no one complained. The IOC is no better.


And it is the host of the infamous World Trade Organization, responsible for ruining the lives of millions around the world with the enforcement of neoliberal economic policies.



Switzerland is also an arms manufacturer/dealer. It has been in the top 5 per capita arms dealers in the world.



Jewel trading? The largest jewel and watch trade show in the world? Who are we kidding?



So let's stop pretending and deal with reality. This irresponsible attitude of looking the other way, or shifting the blame onto others, will not do us any good in the long run.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank mateluna for this useful post:
  #37  
Old 23.02.2020, 09:11
Sonnenbrand's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Small Farm
Posts: 196
Groaned at 11 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 182 Times in 90 Posts
Sonnenbrand has earned the respect of manySonnenbrand has earned the respect of manySonnenbrand has earned the respect of many
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

One can say many similar things about the United States. I have enjoyed living in both countries though. I think one can finds faults with every country in the world.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Sonnenbrand for this useful post:
  #38  
Old 23.02.2020, 09:46
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 5,283
Groaned at 146 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 9,182 Times in 3,480 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Quote:
View Post
i will not paste it, as it's too long

http://www.modernghana.com/newsp/222...rican-and.html

i'm not saying i agree with it or not, just wanted to show how some people might think about switzerland
Gettin a "404" the article is down.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 23.02.2020, 10:02
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Neuchâtel
Posts: 13,054
Groaned at 227 Times in 192 Posts
Thanked 21,542 Times in 8,831 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Quote:
View Post
Gettin a "404" the article is down.
Not really surprising since it was posted in 2009.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #40  
Old 23.02.2020, 10:51
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 5,283
Groaned at 146 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 9,182 Times in 3,480 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Switzerland a 'parasite' ?

Quote:
View Post
Not really surprising since it was posted in 2009.
Ooopsie, fell into a EF timewarp did I?
Just give me a decade to catch up again.

Last edited by slammer; 23.02.2020 at 11:09.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trading US Stocks while in Switzerland ==> Owe Switzerland Taxes? Shlarin Finance/banking/taxation 30 04.03.2020 08:01


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0