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Old February 12th, 2014 #101
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Here are the results for each municipality:

http://info.rts.ch/cartes/info.php?carte=185

We can clearly see the difference between french- and german-speaking municipalities in Valais (south of Switzerland).
Also, it appears that most municipalities in Freiburg (also a bilingual state) have approved the referendum (both french- and german-speaking ones) but they could not match the cities.
Same thing in Jura, where there are mostly farmers and where the SVP got only 10% of the votes in the last state elections.
Last thing, the french-speaking part of the Bern state (Jura bernois) approved the referendum (50.9%).

For more statistics you can check: http://www.atlas.bfs.admin.ch/?de
(First link for referendums and elections)
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Old February 14th, 2014 #102
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Swiss federal administration admits state-owned radio lied about Syrian army using chemical weapons against Syrian population. In Switzerland, every household that has a TV/radio must pay 460 CHF per year, money used to finance state propaganda.

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Chemical weapons in Syria: Radio RTS deceived the public

Bern, 14.02.2014 - The Radio RTS deceived the public in April 2013 during a morning show with the statement that chemical weapons had been used by the Syrian regime, while there was insufficient evidence: this decision was taken by the Independent Complaints Authority for Radio and Television (ICA) on Friday, as part of a public deliberation. She admitted the complaint 5 against 4.

In the show the "morning newspaper" Radio RTS First of April 18, 2013, the presenter announced three times that the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons in the context of the armed conflict in that country. At this point, however, there was insufficient evidence of what he said. These remarks were followed by an interview with Jean-Pierre Filiu, French historian, Syria.

The ICA debated intensely, if these words were errors on minor elements or whether it was important information that could influence public opinion. She came to the conclusion very tight, that the public could not form their own opinion on the central question about the use of chemical weapons in Syria, but he had been deceived. For this reason, the principle of fair presentation of the events had been violated. During the discussion, it was stressed that journalists must be accurate, even when it is justified to criticize a regime.

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Swiss government stops complaining about the YES to restrict immigration and says it has started working on a plan. Wait, didn't they say it would be the end of Switzerland it the text was approved? After their failure to implement the previous success of the SVP (deportation of non-Swiss criminals) it looks like they're starting to think about the next federal elections in Oct. 2015.

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Bern, 12.02.2014 - The Federal Council took a number of initial decisions on Wednesday with regard to implementing the new constitutional provisions on immigration. The Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) will work with the Departments of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) to draw up an implementation plan by the end of June. A draft law will be presented by the end of the year. At the same time the Federal Council will hold exploratory talks with the European Union (EU) with a view to conducting negotiations on the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) and to clarify the situation with regard to other bilateral negotiations already under way.

Three days after the popular vote by the people and the cantons in favour of changing Switzerland's system of immigration, the Federal Council has conducted an appraisal of the situation and defined the next steps in terms of how to proceed. Over the coming weeks and months the Federal Council will continue to work intensively on implementing the new immigration system, successively clarifying open questions and striving to achieve the best possible solutions in terms of domestic and foreign policy.

The new constitutional text requires the Federal Council to introduce a new admissions system for all foreign nationals within three years. This means renegotiating the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) and adapting it to Switzerland's new immigration system. The AFMP remains in place until such time as a revised version enters into force or notice of termination is given.

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Old February 16th, 2014 #103
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Imagine if Canada or the U.S. actually let their citizens decide public issues by referenda? The Swiss have insisted that, if a small group of people petition, a public policy question can be put on the ballot and the people can decide, not politicians who are easier to bribe, corrupt or pressure through fear of the minority dominated media. Their system really is democratic; it is about real people power.

In Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's budget this past week, unemployment is forecast to be 7% this year, falling to 6.8% next year? Yet, the immigration addicts of all parties are thrilled to welcome 265,000 immigrants? 85% of them from the Third World, to help keep unemployment high and wages low. It would be a real exercize in democracy to let Canadians vote in a referendum on this question: "Should Canada impose a moratorium (halt) on all immigration until unemployment falls to 2% (full employment)?" Would the political class hellbent on the replacement of the European founding/settler people of Canada dare throw open the decision of this issue to the Canadian people, the people most effected by the plans for their own replacement?

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http://ericmargolis.com/2014/02/welc...s-switzerland/
Democracy can be so inconvenient. Take Switzerland, the closest thing the world has to a perfect democracy.

Switzerland’s eight million citizens vote by referendum on all major issues. The Swiss cantons have made key decisions this way for over eight hundred years.

Last week, Swiss voters decided by a razor-thin 50.3% to begin limiting immigration from the European Union within three years, perhaps much sooner. The vote in non-EU member Switzerland sent shock waves across Europe and brought a storm of abuse down on the Swiss.

In recent years, the Swiss have signed a number of agreements with the EU harmonizing Swiss law with Europe that allowed unfettered Swiss commercial access to the European Union. Now, 56% of Swiss exports go to the EU.

The Swiss grudgingly agreed to adhere to the EU’s basic tenet of free movement of citizens across the EU’s member states.

As a one-time Swiss resident, I found it surprising that Switzerland let commercial concerns outweigh the nation’s intense devotion to independence and, often, isolation. During the Renaissance, the Swiss battled ferociously against the Holy Roman Empire (Austria) and Burgundy to secure their independence. But, then again, we just saw Swiss banks betray their clients by revealing their secret accounts to the US government.

Since then, armed neutrality guaranteed Swiss independence. Threatened in 1939-40 by invasion from Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, the Swiss mobilized 700,000 citizens soldiers, honeycombed the high Alps with hidden fortifications, and were ordered to leave their families behind and fight to the death from the mountains. The Germans and Italians wisely decided to leave the Swiss alone.

Faced by possible Soviet invasion during the Cold War, the Swiss further expanded their top secret fortress system, much of which I was allowed to see a decade ago.

After years of debate, the Swiss reluctantly decided to amalgamate with the European Union while remaining apart politically and monetarily. But as a result of joining the Schengen Agreement that did away with many internal European borders, Switzerland further opened its doors to non-Swiss.

The result, unsurprisingly, was a flood of workers and executives, primarily from France, Italy and Portugal.

Switzerland has always had a labor shortage, particularly so for menial work and services. During the 1960’s, the Swiss maintained a rigid quota system for foreign workers that often denied them the right to bring their families.

Today, 23-25% of Swiss residents are non-Swiss. They have filled many vacant jobs and the upper ranks of finance and technology, but they are also straining housing, schools, transport and public services. A quarter of the population foreign-born is simply too much for this small, already crowded nation.

Worse, a flood of Bulgarians and Romanians now threatens to descend on Switzerland. For hundreds of thousands of East European gypsies (Roma), rich Switzerland offers generous welfare and myriad opportunities for criminals. France, plagued by street crime and robberies by Roma, offered a frightening example to the ultra law-abiding Swiss.

So Swiss voters, led by the xenophobic, right-wing People’s Party with roots in German-speaking rural Switzerland, opted to limit immigration to those truly needed by the Swiss economy. Details have yet to be revealed.

But the rest of the EU is crying bloody murder, accusing the unloved Swiss of some sinister neo-fascist plot to undermine the Union. Behind all the uproar is the fear in Brussels that the Swiss clampdown will embolden increasingly influential rightwing, anti-EU parties in Britain, France, Holland, Austria, Greece, and Spain who have brewed a weird ideology combining hatred of Islam with hatred of the European Union and calls for secession. Holland’s neo-facists are of particular concern (the largest numbers of non-German Waffen SS volunteers came from Holland and Belgium).

So far, only the Swiss have had the courage to stand up and say “no more uncontrolled immigration.” There is nothing sinister about this: the US and Canada do the same. Swiss voters were right. There’s no more room in their Alpine paradise. More immigration threatens Switzerland’s democracy and admirable traditions. Still, it’s likely some sort of compromise on this issue will be worked out.

Europe made a huge mistake opening its doors to the street people of Eastern Europe. Many Europeans envy the Swiss.
 
Old February 17th, 2014 #104
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Switzerland has refused to sign a proposed deal granting Croatians free access to the Swiss employment market.

Both countries had agreed the deal last summer after Croatia joined the European Union.

Switzerland said the accord could not be signed "in its current form", after a recent referendum invalidated the Swiss-EU pact on freedom of movement.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26214138
 
Old February 17th, 2014 #105
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Switzerland Draws a Line on Immigration
February 17, 2014 by Bruce Bawer (queer)

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-Switzerland is a small, prosperous country which during World War II managed not to become part of the Nazi empire and during the postwar era has succeeded in staying out of the EU. Nonetheless, like other European countries whose citizens have voted to stay out of the EU, Switzerland – in exchange for participation in free trade with EU members – has signed treaties that subject its citizens to EU regulations. Among those treaties is a seven-year-old agreement that grants most EU citizens the right to live and work in Switzerland.

In a referendum on February 14, however, the Swiss electorate voted by a slim majority for a proposal by the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) that will invalidate that treaty. The Washington Post‘s Anthony Faiola, in his report on the vote, provided a fine example of the way in which the left-wing media routinely reduce real-life concerns to obnoxious caricatures, all the while acting as if the people they’re condescendingly mocking are the ones purveying the caricatures: the Swiss vote, he wrote, was the result of the mischievous efforts of “right-wing populists” who worry that their “idyllic Swiss lifestyle” is “being trampled by hordes of foreign newcomers.” Faiola went on to compare Swiss voters to “the paramilitaries of the Golden Dawn” in Greece and the “anti-immigrant, anti-Roma and anti-Semitic” members of the radical-right Jobbik Party in Hungary. The New York Times took a similar approach: “Far-right parties with anti-immigrant platforms in France, the Netherlands and Norway have gained strength in recent years,” wrote Melissa Eddy and Stephen Castle (the Norway reference obviously being to the center-right Progress Party, which is closer to the American political center than any other party in Norway).

Never mind the reality: Switzerland – where about a quarter of the legal residents were born abroad and 37 percent of residents are foreign-born or have two foreign-born parents – is one of the two countries in the world with the highest percentage of immigrants. (The other is Austria.) The SVP – the same party that sponsored the 2009 law banning minarets – said during the run-up to the plebiscite that the 80,000 EU citizens who are now moving to Switzerland every year (a number equal to 1% of the country’s population) amounts to approximately “ten times the initial predictions back in 2007,” reported the Telegraph.

It doesn’t take much imagination to recognize what a massive burden this flood of immigrants represents – and what a social and culural transformation it entails. As the Telegraph itself seems to acknowledge, the schools, hospitals, public-transport system, and housing market in Switzerland have been “struggling to cope” with the influx. This sort of rapid, dramatic metamorphosis is enough to pose a risk to any country’s social, cultural, and economic stability. Add to this the fact that citizens of Romania and Bulgaria (including innumerable gypsies who, frankly, aren’t looking for honest work but for pockets to pick, houses to plunder, and public property to trash) are now free to settle anywhere they want in the EU – or in countries, like Switzerland and Norway, which have open-border arrangements with the EU. Under such circumstances, the action by Swiss voters isn’t just eminently understandable; it is, quite simply, the responsible thing to do.

Yet such facts on the ground, however compelling, matter little in Brussels. What matters there is the open-borders ideology – and the consolidation and expansion of EU power. The Swiss vote, warned the Telegraph, was “likely to cause anger” among Eurocrats. Faiola noted that the vote had “brought threats of retaliation Monday from leaders across the continent.” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sniffed that “Switzerland must realise that cherry picking with the EU is not a long-term strategy.” Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn vowed that the Swiss would face “consequences”: “You can’t have privileged access to the European internal market and on the other hand, dilute free circulation.” You would’ve thought that EU-Swiss relations have benefited only the Swiss all these years – that they’re the ungrateful beneficiaries of EU largesse. On the contrary, Switzerland contributes some $600 million a year to the EU budget and dutifully subjects itself to countless EU controls and directives, even though its voters long ago told the EU to take a hike.

But that’s not enough for the EU masters. They can’t stand that a rich country like Switzerland (Norway, too) isn’t fully within its grasp. And for Bern to withdraw itself from the EU’s clutches in the matter of immigration is more than the power-hungry men and women in Brussels can stand. “The message is clear today: free movement of people is a sacred right for the EU,” said European Commission spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde-Hansen.

Yes, “sacred.” How interesting to learn that this, of all things, is what’s “a sacred right for the EU.” We know, after all, that freedom of expression doesn’t make the cut: in 2006, the European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy (i.e. Flunky in Charge of EU-Arab Relations) told journalists that self-censorship for the sake of “mutual respect and understanding” between cultures was “a vital part of the fight against racism and xenophobia” and that freedom of expression doesn’t mean “the freedom to insult or offend”; in 2007, the EU made “incitement of racism, xenophobia, or hatred against a racial, ethnic, or religious group” punishable by up to three years behind bars; the EU’s 2007 Lisbon Treaty provides for automatic arrest and extradition of persons accused of racism and xenophobia.”

So, no, freedom of speech isn’t “sacred” in the EU. What’s “sacred” is the right of busloads of gypsies to cross into Switzerland and start gathering up goodies. What person in his right mind wants to belong to a congregation for which this is what’s holy? Good for Switzerland’s voters. More power to them.

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http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/bru...n-immigration/
 
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As a one-time Swiss resident, I found it surprising that Switzerland let commercial concerns outweigh the nation’s intense devotion to independence and, often, isolation.
He must have not watched or understood what was on the "Swiss" television stations, even years ago Swiss TV was full of a nasty and bland combination of socialism, liberalism, and leftist christard inspired multicult sentiments. The mass of Swiss sold out to "commercial concerns" a long time ago.
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Old February 17th, 2014 #107
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http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/bru...ent-1248999733

posted a couple comments under my real name...just occurred to me why am i not doing that at gawker ring? somehow i got onto their burner accounts. before they had everything integrated. i'll switch that, and those who doubt will see how many more of my comments appear and the reaction they get. using your real name does give you credibility...if you're credible to start with.
 
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Homophobia should be pursued as racism

By 14 votes against 10, the Committee on Legal Affairs of the National [lower house] wishes to extend the anti-criminal standard discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Homophobia should be combated in Switzerland as well as racism. This is certainly the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the National.

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If this is ever approved by the Parliament I wonder what the SVP will do, will they let it pass or start a referendum?



Look at these fuckers...
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At TOO we have often said that the revolution will begin in Europe. Several new developments. First, the Swiss voted ”‘against mass immigration,’ following a successful campaign by the populist right-wing Swiss People’s Party, which blamed an influx of foreigners for higher crime, rising rents and congested streets” and that “Swiss culture is being eroded.” Swiss Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann blamed it on “a break in trust between business, citizens and the political elite.”

As in all Western countries, elites have advocated globalism and open borders with no input from the great mass of citizens. In the case of Switzerland, immigration is running nearly 1% of the population per year, an extraordinarily high rate. If the U.S. would mean around 3 million immigrants per year, around 3 times the current (outrageously high) rate.

The EU is not pleased because this vote conflicts its policy that there be no borders within Europe (and high immigration from outside Europe). But it was cheered by Marine LePen, Geert Wilders and other European nationalists. Polls indicate that the May elections for the European Parliament could bring in around 150 nationalist MEP’s. “Those gains will pressure local policymakers to take a tougher stance on the nationalists’ favorite issues. The U.K. and Germany, for example, are already talking about limiting welfare benefits for migrants.”

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http://www.lematin.ch/suisse/johann-...story/13868794

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Johann Schneider-Ammann [finance minister] defends decision not to include the SVP within the working group set up for the implementation of the initiative on mass immigration.


So the SVP wins the referendum against all odds, everybody then say the SVP must face their responsibilities but... they're not included in the workgroup to implement the bill...
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Old May 21st, 2014 #111
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Swiss court: Nazi salute 'not always punishable'

GENEVA — A Nazi salute isn't illegal racial discrimination provided it's intended as a personal statement, Switzerland's top court ruled Wednesday.

The Federal Tribunal's ruling, entitled "Hitler salute in public not always punishable," said the gesture is a crime only if someone is using it to try to spread racist ideology to others, not simply declaring one's own conviction.

The ruling by the Lausanne-based court overturned a lower court's conviction last year of a man who was charged with racial discrimination after he took part in an August 2010 demonstration with 150 participants.

The demonstration was held a week after the Swiss National Day on the famous Ruetli Meadow above Lake Lucerne where, according to legend, the modern Swiss Confederation was born in 1291.

The court said the man substituted the Swiss oath with a 20-second Nazi salute, an extension of the right arm in the air with a straightened hand that's usually accompanied by the utterance "Heil Hitler!"

But it said the gesture is only punishable if it's being used to spread, advertise or propagate racist ideology with the intention of influencing "third parties."

The gesture is a criminal offense in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

An anti-racism law in 1995 forbids the public display and dissemination of racist symbols, but only in cases when they are used to promote racist ideologies.

For more than a decade the Swiss have grappled with right-wing extremists disrupting Swiss National Day celebrations on the Ruetli, where they have openly displayed Nazi symbols.

The Swiss were shocked by a mass march on August 1, 2000 when a neo-Nazi mob booed and humiliated then-Finance Minister Kaspar Villiger during his speech on the Ruetli and, according to the anti-racism commission, then-Swiss President Adolf Ogi "had to apply for special protection during a national celebration, which was paid for privately."


Swiss court: Nazi salute 'not always punishable' - Houston Chronicle
 
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GENEVA — A Nazi salute isn't illegal racial discrimination provided it's intended as a personal statement, Switzerland's top court ruled Wednesday.

The Federal Tribunal's ruling, entitled "Hitler salute in public not always punishable," said the gesture is a crime only if someone is using it to try to spread racist ideology to others, not simply declaring one's own conviction.

The ruling by the Lausanne-based court overturned a lower court's conviction last year of a man who was charged with racial discrimination after he took part in an August 2010 demonstration with 150 participants.

The demonstration was held a week after the Swiss National Day on the famous Ruetli Meadow above Lake Lucerne where, according to legend, the modern Swiss Confederation was born in 1291.

The court said the man substituted the Swiss oath with a 20-second Nazi salute, an extension of the right arm in the air with a straightened hand that's usually accompanied by the utterance "Heil Hitler!"

But it said the gesture is only punishable if it's being used to spread, advertise or propagate racist ideology with the intention of influencing "third parties."

The gesture is a criminal offense in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

An anti-racism law in 1995 forbids the public display and dissemination of racist symbols, but only in cases when they are used to promote racist ideologies.

For more than a decade the Swiss have grappled with right-wing extremists disrupting Swiss National Day celebrations on the Ruetli, where they have openly displayed Nazi symbols.

The Swiss were shocked by a mass march on August 1, 2000 when a neo-Nazi mob booed and humiliated then-Finance Minister Kaspar Villiger during his speech on the Ruetli and, according to the anti-racism commission, then-Swiss President Adolf Ogi "had to apply for special protection during a national celebration, which was paid for privately."


Swiss court: Nazi salute 'not always punishable' - Houston Chronicle
Sometimes leftwingers make a Nazi salute as a gesture of protest or insult against anybody to the right of them.
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GEVENA, June 20 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s Zakat House has donated USD 140,000 to the Islamic cultural center in Switzerland to fund building a center for raising awareness about Islam. Kuwaiti Ambassador to Switzerland Bader Al-Tunaib presented the donation to head of the Islamic Cultural center in Switzerland Dr. Mohammad Karmous.

The Kuwaiti diplomat told KUNA, Friday, that the donation comes in line with Kuwait’s philanthropic support to Muslims, not only in Switzerland but also in many parts of the world. An estimated 450,000 Muslims, mostly Turks, Bosniaks and Albanians, are living in Switzerland. They are well integrated with the Swiss society.
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10% of Vevey are muslims.

Vevey authorities have decided to support the interests of the loan by the Islamic Foundation to renovate the mosque because Islam prohibits usury.
The municipal council of Vevey (VD) agreed Thursday evening a grant for the renovation of the mosque. Following a lively debate, politicians agreed by 43 votes against 35 to provide such assistance to the Islamic Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut Foundation.

Specifically, Vevey will take over the loan interest necessary to renovate the building, which was purchased from a Swiss bank, because of the prohibition of usury in Islam. This represents a maximum amount of CHF 300,000 over 17 years.

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This decision has boosted the UDC. "I think I do not have to assume the ethical concerns of Muslims," ​​lamented Fabienne Despot, municipal councilor in Vevey. The municipality has it put forward the integration of the 1900 muslims of the city.

The mosque, which welcomes worshipers five times a day, is in poor condition with cracks, water leaks and a faulty heating.
http://www.rts.ch/info/regions/vaud/...a-mosquee.html
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EU Rejects Swiss Request for Freedom of Movement Talks: Source

(BRUSSELS) — The EU on Thursday formally rejected Switzerland’s request to renegotiate their freedom of movement accord so as to take into account a Swiss vote earlier this year to limit immigration, EU sources said.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the 28 member state ambassadors to the EU, the sources said.

Switzerland is not an EU member but has extensive ties with the bloc covered by a whole series of agreements, one of which allows EU citizens free access to the country to work.

However, a narrow Swiss referendum victory in February in favour of immigration curbs put the whole relationship at risk as Brussels insisted it could not accept any compromise on its core principle that European citizens have the right of free movement.

http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/switzerland.x6g
 
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Decisions of the Federal Department of Defense Tuesday AIR14 - the airshow which will celebrate the centenary of the Air Force at Payerne in late August - will not host Russian aircraft.
The Department of Defense (VBS) no longer wishes the presence of Russian pilots and aircraft AIR14, the demonstration to mark the centenary of the Air Force at Payerne (VD).

AIR14, which in addition to the 100 years of the Swiss Air Force, will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Patrol and the quarter century of the PC-7 Team, will be held at Payerne (VD) weekends of August 30-31 and 6-7 September.

Situation in Ukraine questioned
The flight of the "Russian Knights" and fighter planes like Su-27 were to take part in the festivities. Such participation, given the current situation and the crisis in Ukraine, was deemed "inappropriate" by the Department of Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer [member of the SVP].

"The contacts on the military are of particular quality, it is recommended to exercise restraint," the VBS in a statement Tuesday. The decision was taken in consultation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

SWITZERLAND HAS NOT YIELD TO THE PRESSURE
When asked by the RTS, President of the Confederation Didier Burkhalter fully supports the decision of the Department of Defense.

Switzerland has absolutely not yield to international pressure, said Tuesday the federal advisor on the show Forum.

Indeed they did not yield to international pressure, they just born traitors...
Note that Oskar Freysinger (state executive) also member of SVP has vigorously denounced the stupidity of this decision.

http://www.lesobservateurs.ch/2014/0...on-freysinger/

"we are NATO's lackey, just like the EU is USA's lackey"
He did not go further ...
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Another federal referendum has been launched in June to restrict the creation of money to the Swiss National Bank only. I guess this would prohibit fractional reserve banking...

http://www.initiative-monnaie-pleine.ch/english/
Preparations for the spring launch are well under way, including the draft proposed amendments to the Swiss Constitution. In a nut shell, the proposal extends the Swiss Federation’s existing exclusive right to create coins and notes, to also include deposits. With the full power of new money creation exclusively in the hands of the Swiss National Bank, the commercial banks would no longer have the power to create money through lending. The Swiss National Bank’s primary role becomes the management of the money supply relative to the productive economy, while the decision concerning how new money is introduced debt free into the economy would reside with the government. As is evident from the foregoing, the MoMo monetary reform initiative is essentially based on the monetary reform advocated by PositiveMoney.

Text of the amendment:
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They have until December 3rd, 2015 to get the 100'000 signatures.
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And on Novembre 30, 2014 the Swiss will vote on the following text:

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Art. 99a (new) Gold reserves of the Swiss National Bank
1 The gold of the Swiss National Bank reserves are inalienable.
2 They must be stored in Switzerland.
3 The Swiss National Bank must hold a significant portion of its assets in gold. The proportion of gold should not be less than 20%.
Between 2000 and 2005 the SNB sold 1300 tons of gold at an average price of 15'604 CHF/kg (now it's at 37'835). After that 1290 tons remained. The SNB again decided to sell 250 tons until 2009. The first 145 tons were sold at almost 27'000 CHF/kg.

An estimated 70% of "Swiss" gold is stored in Switzerland.
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What's the point of Switzerland keeping gold when the Swiss are becoming a minority who will benefit least from a reserve which is likely to get cashed out by a future generation of non-Swiss?
 
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http://www.pi-news.net/2014/09/schwe...e/#more-425773

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zue...id3126847.html

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...Sozial-Irrsinn!Familie kostet 60'000 Franken im Monat

Eine Flüchtlingsfamilie im Kanton Zürich wird bis zu 25 Tage im Monat je sechs Stunden lang betreut. Die horrenden Kosten treiben die Gemeinde in den Ruin...
Translation: Social insanity! Family costs 60,000Swiss Francs per month

An "Asylum-Seeker" family in canton Zürich is personally cared for, up to 25 days per month. The horrendous cost is bankrupting the community...

 
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