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  • Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes [i.e. higher on the “rich”]

    01/20/2019 10:21:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2019 | Pan Pylas
    <p>Wealth inequality around the world is “out of control” and doing particular harm to women, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.</p>
  • EU may need rules to stop doctors emigrating: German minister

    01/13/2019 6:12:44 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 34 replies
    Spahn, a conservative heavyweight among Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats who recently lost a contest to become the party's leader, described a knock-on effect of countries attracting doctors from neighboring countries, as is the case with Switzerland taking in German physicians. "I can understand them. Switzerland is a beautiful country. But what is clear is that there is a shortage of these professionals in Germany. And then Polish doctors work in our country, and in turn there is a shortage of them in Poland," he told Swiss tabloid Blick am Sonntag.
  • Walk with Jesus in complete Peace[charismatic caucus]

    01/06/2019 2:52:25 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do you see my children I Am moving through the storms in your life even now sweeping up all your circumstances into the forgetful sea, Therefore do not look back for I AM God and not man . Come to Me ~ Run to The Lord of the battle for I command Peace and it is My Peace I SPEAK OVER YOU EVEN NOW . . . I hold the very Matrix and Tapestry of ALL CREATION in My Hand and as I move so it surrenders its movement to me. So come and Be one with Me My children...
  • Germany mulls introducing 'mosque tax' for Muslims

    12/27/2018 8:38:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.26.2018 | es/kms (AFP, epd)
    Lawmakers from Germany’s grand coalition government said on Wednesday that they were considering introducing a “mosque tax” for German Muslims, similar to the church taxes that German Christians pay. Thorsten Frei, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) told Die Welt daily that a mosque tax was “an important step” that would allow “Islam in Germany to emancipate itself from foreign states.” In Germany, church taxes are collected from practicing Catholics and Protestants in order to fund church activities. They are collected by the state and then transferred to religious authorities. In the absence of a similar tax,...
  • PATHETIC!!! Sickening politically correct Nestle Crunch ad panders to Muslims and the SJW crowd

    12/19/2018 9:02:10 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    Nov. 30, 2018 | Nestle
    How utterly pathetic. This Muslim-pandering, virtue-signaling, cringe-inducing ad from Nestle is so blatantly over the top in its sickening political correctness and Islamophilia that it will make you heave: "Fatima" celebrates how American she is with a Nestle Crunch bar.
  • Tesla Model 3 In Europe Will Come With A CCS Charging Port [EU standard]

    12/09/2018 12:38:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | November 14th, 2018 | Steve Hanley
    On November 14, Tesla officially unveiled its Model 3 sedan in Europe and began inviting customers on the Old Continent to place their orders for the most affordable vehicle in the company's lineup of all electric cars... left-hand-drive versions of the Model 3 are expected to be available in Europe in the first half of 2019 with right-hand-drive versions coming available in the second half of next year. That's good news, but what is really exciting for many living there is that those European-spec Model 3s will come equipped with a CCS charging port, giving Model 3 drivers many more...
  • THE MYSTERY OF POPE FRANCIS: WAS THERE A VATICAN COUP?

    09/27/2015 6:17:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would have thought had stacked the ranks of the Cardinals with clergy that would perpetuate their theological and philosophical outlook. Was Benedict hounded out of office by some kind of internal Vatican scandal perhaps? Was there some ecclesiastical version of a coup?There’s no evidence that I’m aware of—until now. Three days ago the National Catholic Register ran a very curious article about...
  • A 1,000-year-old road lost to time

    12/05/2018 2:39:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    In 990AD, the Archbishop of Canterbury named Sigeric the Serious had a more practical reason to walk to Rome. Having risen into his prestigious office, he needed to visit the Vatican to be ordained and collect his official garments. At the time he made the journey, there were many different paths to Rome. But Sigeric, who’d left from Canterbury, wrote down his route home through Italy, Switzerland, France and into the UK, cataloguing the towns he stayed in on his journey. The route he took now makes up the official Via Francigena. The only part that cannot be completed on...
  • Man holds on for dear life in hang-gliding mishap

    11/28/2018 3:00:09 PM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 27, 2018 | Bopha Phorn
    An American tourist in Switzerland was forced to hang on for his life when his instructor didn't properly attach his harness just before they went hang-gliding. Chris Gursky, who lives in Florida, posted a video of the ordeal on YouTube Monday, and it has garnered more than a million views in just one day. Snip
  • Study: Giraffes Prefer to Forage with Friends

    11/27/2018 12:08:26 PM PST · by ETL · 33 replies
    While already known that giraffes display preferred choices of companion within their social group, until now it has not been clear what drives these and whether these choices are just some, or all of the time. University of Bristol researcher Zoe Muller and her colleagues from Switzerland, Kenya, Brazil and the United Kingdom aimed to explore what factors drive specific interactions in giraffes, and whether behavioral state or disturbance by humans and predators had any effect on social relationships “The dynamic nature of animal societies often hides multiple layers of complexity,” Muller said.“Our work highlights the complex and dynamic nature...
  • Austrian Chancellor Kurz: Europe’s Attitude to Migration ‘Changed’ Since 2015

    11/26/2018 3:04:56 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 22, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Conservative Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has claimed that Europeans’ attitude toward mass migration has vastly changed since 2015 with advocates for demographic replacement having gone quiet. Chancellor Kurz made the comments this week on a visit to Switzerland where he met with the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset. According to Kurz, “There are a lot of things that have changed,” and he noted the European Union’s recent drive to secure the Mediterranean border, broadcaster Radio Télévision Suisse reports. “A lot of people who said that (the migration of 2015), it is beneficial for Europe, it is necessary for...
  • Swiss reject proposal to put domestic law above international rules

    11/25/2018 10:53:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 25, 2018 2:03 AM | John Revill
    Swiss voters have clearly rejected a proposal to give the neutral country’s laws priority over international law, a move that critics claimed would have deeply damaged its global standing and hurt its economy. Some 63 percent of voters in a national referendum on Sunday voted against the “Swiss law, not foreign judges” measure, according to the second round of projections by broadcaster SRF. The measure, backed by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP), called for a provision to be added to the national constitution giving it explicit precedence over international agreements. Where there is a clash between the two, Switzerland...
  • Picture Of The Day: Mugshot Of Benito Mussolini

    11/25/2018 5:29:43 AM PST · by gaggs · 26 replies
    Mugshot of Benito Mussolini, the socialist journalist co-founder of Fascism, after being arrested for his advocacy of a violent general strike in Switzerland where he was an illegal to avoid conscription in Italy. He was deported multiple times. With strong borders Fascism wouldn't have existed. Those eyes.... they all have those dead eyes!
  • Climate change seen as cause for mudslide in Switzerland

    08/28/2017 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 28, 2017 | by The Associated Press
    Switzerland's environmental protection office says the effects of climate change are partially to blame for a mudslide through a southeastern village that left eight people missing after a massive chunk of rock broke off an Alpine mountainside. Federal Office for the Environment director Marc Chardonnens said Switzerland must do more to brace for climate change. It said climate change effects include "urban heat islands" in Swiss cities, localized water shortages, and the instability of mountain flanks.
  • AfD donor scandal: Weidel under official investigation

    11/21/2018 8:34:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.20.2018 | nm/rt (AFP, dpa)
    Alice Weidel, the parliamentary group leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is being formally investigated for violating campaign finance laws, the public prosecutor’s office in the southern city of Konstanz announced Tuesday. The AfD branch in Lake Constance is accused of receiving large sums of money from a Swiss company in the leadup to Germany’s 2017 general election. The vote saw the AfD become the largest opposition party in the Bundestag. The donations from abroad, paid in 18 tranches, reportedly amounted to more than €132,000 ($150,000). The prosecutor said the probe would target Weidel and three other...
  • World Economic Forum confirms the US is great again under Trump

    10/18/2018 8:14:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | PAUL RODERICK GREGORY
    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 World Competitiveness Report ranks the United States No. 1 in global competitiveness, up from No. 3 in the past few years and its first top ranking in a decade. A high ranking matters. As the WEF reports: “Global competitiveness is determined by the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country … And productivity leads to growth ... and improved well-being. The U.S.’s top ranking therefore suggests a lot of growth and prosperity to come." According to the Davos elite (who are no fans of Donald Trump),...
  • U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade

    10/16/2018 4:11:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | Joanna Sugden
    The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum, which said the country could still do better on social issues. America climbed one place in the rankings of 140 countries, with the top five rounded out by Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. All five countries’ scores rose from 2017, with the U.S. notching the second-biggest gain after Japan’s. The top spot hasn’t gone to the U.S. since the financial crisis stalled output and triggered a...
  • The Era of bank secrecy ends as Swiss start sharing account data to governments

    10/06/2018 7:29:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/06/2018 | Michael Shields
    ZURICH (Reuters) - The era of mystery-cloaked numbered Swiss bank accounts has officially come to a close as Switzerland, the world’s biggest center for managing offshore wealth, began automatically sharing client data with tax authorities in dozens of other countries. The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) said on Friday it had for the first time exchanged financial account data at the end of September under global standards that aim to crack down on tax cheats. Bank secrecy still exists in some areas — Swiss authorities cannot automatically see what citizens have in their domestic bank accounts, for example — but gone...
  • Switzerland Votes to Send People to Prison for Homophobia and Transphobia

    10/05/2018 6:51:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Pink News ^ | 10/2/18 | Ella Braidwood
    Switzerland has voted to make homophobic and transphobic crimes punishable with up to a three year prison sentence. The National Council voted to criminalise homophobic and transphobic acts, putting it on a par with the way the country treats racism.  The council voted 118 for and 60 against to introduce a prison sentence for homophobia and transphobia. However, the motion still needs to be passed by the Council of States before it can become law. National councillor Mathias Reynard, who put forward motion, posted on Twitter on September 25: “National Council accepts my parliamentary initiative against homophobia and transphobia!...
  • Swiss firm claims new feed will curb cow farts — and global warming

    10/03/2018 1:11:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    BIERE, Switzerland - Cows burp and fart more than they need to, according to a Swiss firm that says it has developed a feed that cuts methane emissions from livestock - helping to combat global warming into the bargain. A single cow produces the equivalent of about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, says Agolin, based in Biere, near Lausanne. Co-founder and managing director Kurt Schaller told Reuters its specialist feed can reduce that by 10 percent. "We sell our mixture for around 1 million cows per year... There are 25-28 million cows in the European Union, so it...