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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/20/2019

    10/20/2019 10:00:56 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Is an attempt underway to destabilize Lebanon? For the fourth day in a row protesters in the streets..... "We are at war against a powerful enemy, who is willing to use violence without any limits" The words of Chile's President Sebastian Pinera late tonight speaking tonight from army headquarters..... British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the votes to pass his "deal" on Brexit.... Tens of thousands marching in Hong Kong Sunday defying a ban on protests..... The protest continuing today in Spain's Catalonia region.... Election news Sunday. Bolivia's longtime left-wing president Evo Morales forced into...
  • FLIGHT-SHAMING CATCHING ON IN EUROPE

    10/13/2019 6:37:22 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    Powerline ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | John Hinderaker
    There are a number of things that climate activists don’t want the rest of us to do, like eating meat and flying on airplanes. They seem to have decided that discouraging flying is a better bet than compulsory vegetarianism, so several European countries are moving in that direction. In Sweden, the government “is considering making it mandatory for travel companies to declare the climate impact of their long-haul trips.” The companies should inform customers of the climate impact of long-haul trips when advertising or selling tickets, the government said on Friday.
  • Switzerland boosts train services to France as 'flight-shaming' gains momentum

    10/12/2019 5:00:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 10 October 2019 10:36 CEST+02:00
    As the anti-flying movement known as “flight shaming” is gaining momentum across Europe, Switzerland is adding new train services to some of its international routes. The TGV company Lyria, which is owned jointly by the Swiss Federal Railways and France’s SNCF, is adding trains to its high-speed link between major Swiss cities and Paris. Beginning on December 15th, 30% more connections will be offered to the French capital from Geneva, Zürich, Lausanne and Basel. That means an increase from the currently available 13,500 seats daily to 18,000 by the end of 2020. The goal of the expanded service is to...
  • Abortion supporters attack police, firefighters at Swiss March for Life

    09/25/2019 10:55:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | SEPT. 25, 2019 | Anna Reynolds
    Pro-abortion activists — 175 of them — were detained at the Swiss March for Life for attacking police on Saturday, injuring at least two officers and some firefighters. The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation reports that the incident occurred during the pro-life March for Life on September 21. The March for Life had received approval from authorities and began with a gathering at Turbinenplatz in Zurich, Switzerland. Within an hour, a peaceful pro-life procession with more than 1,000 participants formed. According to the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, the counterdemonstration by abortion activists was not authorized and began with a gathering of a few...
  • Hundreds mourn 'dead' glacier at funeral in Switzerland

    09/24/2019 7:55:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/24/2019 | By Arnaud Siad and Amy Woodyatt
    Hundreds of people held a funeral and paid respects to a Swiss glacier that is disappearing as temperatures climb. Pizol glacier in the Glarus Alps, eastern Switzerland, stands at an altitude of about 2,700 meters, and has lost 80-90% of its volume since 2006, leaving behind 26,000 square meters of ice -- less than four football fields -- said Matthias Huss, a glacier specialist at ETH Zurich university. The glacier, which has been monitored since 1893, will be the first to be taken off the Swiss glacier surveillance network, according to Huss. Around 250 people gathered Sunday to hike up...
  • Switzerland’s supreme court rules parents have no right to homeschool their kids

    09/22/2019 3:06:32 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 27 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 9/21/19 | Martin M.Barillas
    GENEVA, Switzerland, September 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Switzerland’s top court ruled that parents do not have a right to homeschool their children. On Monday, the Swiss Federal Court ruled against a mother from the city of Basel who in 2017 had applied for permission to school her 8-year-old son at home. School authorities rejected the application and a cantonal court threw out the mother’s appeal. When she brought her case to the Federal Court, the mother held that the appeal court’s decision was tantamount to a ban on private instruction at home, thus violating a constitutional right to privacy and...
  • US takes 'richest nation on earth' crown from Switzerland

    09/21/2019 8:32:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 19 September 2019 09:20 CEST+02:00
    People in the US are now the world’s wealthiest citizens, just ahead of the Swiss, a new global report shows. The average net financial assets of people living in the US total €184,411 (around 202,900 Swiss francs) per capita against €173,838 for Switzerland, according to the latest Global Wealth Report published by German insurer Allianz. The rise of the US to the top of the rankings is thanks in no small part to the strength of the US dollar, the report states. While the US took top spot in the report, Switzerland continues to boast the highest gross financial assets...
  • The overcomer[charismatic Caucus]

    09/18/2019 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Overcomer I've pushed through the wings and stepped onto the Throne, I AM now with The LORD never alone, Vanquished the flesh across the Threshing Floor, Now Heaven is open as never before, The Eyes of Understanding now cover me, For now it is through His eyes I see, The wings represent the rest I now know, For now as Enoch it is with The LORD that I go . . .
  • In Macron’s ‘Open Borders’ France, more than 90,000 Muslims have lodged asylum claims in 2019

    09/16/2019 5:12:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
    In Emmanuelle Macron’s ‘Open Borders’ France, more than 90,000 illegal alien Muslim invaders have lodged asylum claims so far this year, tying with Germany SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM New statistics have revealed that France is now tied with Germany for new asylum applications this year, with over 90,000 mainly Muslim illegal migrant wannabes attempting to claim asylum in France. A document from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) claims that France has seen a total of 91,372 asylum applications so far in 2019, just 767 less than Germany over the same period, French newspaper Le Bien Publique reports. France...
  • In Switzerland, gun ownership is high but mass shootings are low. Why?

    08/11/2019 12:08:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 71 replies
    Big Think ^ | 2019 | Matt Davis
    Swiss gun ownership remains fairly high for Europe — there are about 27.5 guns for every 100 people in Switzerland — Pro-gun advocates in the U.S. often point to Switzerland to prove that high gun ownership doesn't necessarily mean high gun deaths. Where Switzerland does shine - is in its low number of mass shootings. It hasn't had one since 2001, when a man raided the local government body in Zug, killing 14 people before himself. This said, there are a few factors that may play into their lower rates of mass shootings. First, Switzerland has mandatory military service for...
  • The Agape Love of God[charismatic caucus]

    08/10/2019 2:07:07 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    You are about to go through a Door you have not been, This Door is a welcome friend, In times gone by you knocked and then waited, What is on the other side you have anticipated, But Now for you all will be laid bare, My Agape Love waits for you there, A deeper Love than you have ever known or shared, My Fullness of Love for all is there, No judgement goals or rules, Just My Loving Kindness a beautiful Jewel, So now you are about to KNOW, I AM YOUR GOAL, No precepts or limitations, But My True...
  • Questions Persist About Vatican Finances, Real Estate

    07/28/2019 7:05:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 7/22/19 | Edward Pentin
    Many of the issues identified as problematic are still in play, according to informed sources who spoke with the Register. VATICAN CITY — By October 2016, two years into his term as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, Cardinal George Pell had become aware of a Vatican dicastery handling large amounts of unregistered cash in offshore accounts. But nearly three years later the questions raised by Cardinal Pell about the management of Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA), the dicastery which handles the Vatican’s real estate and financial assets, have seemingly gone unanswered. Pell had...
  • Reformation Wall in Geneva Vandalised

    07/18/2019 6:34:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The monument depicting Calvin, Farel, Bèze and Knox appeared covered in paint with the rainbow colours. The city files a complaint.Toursits walking through the Parc des Bastions in Geneva (Switzerland) discovered on July 15 that the Reformation Wall had been vandalised. The monument is one of the main touristic attractions of the city in which Jean Calvin, one of the key French Protestant Reformers, developed his work after 1536. The wall, inaugurated in 1909, also honours the influence of Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox. The paint was thrown on the monument forming a rainbow, a symbol of...
  • 14-year-old Syrian Muslim migrant student punches teacher in the face, breaking her jaw

    07/15/2019 7:29:23 AM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 14, 2019
    SWITZERLAND: 14-year-old Syrian Muslim migrant student punches teacher in the face, breaking her jaw JULY 14, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM The reason the student did this is allegedly because the teacher wanted to know if he was carrying a knife. He had been caught carrying a knife with him in the Hellmatt School recess yard, which resulted in his having to empty his pockets every time he entered the classroom. From Aargauer Zeitung: The teacher did not touch the student, but told him to show her the contents of his pockets. That was when the Muslim teen attacked her, and, according...
  • Jesus Christ our Sustainer[charismatic Caucus]

    07/13/2019 1:35:44 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    My promises to you are "Yes and Amen" I AM your Sustainer and not man. Come to Me in your time of need for I AM A Loving God visiting My Blessings upon the righteous that call upon My name. I AM Lord God, King your Yahweh and Messiah. All there is to fill your cup is to Believe and Declare for such was the Faith of The Centurion and I have placed this Faith in YOU ! My Shalom(PEACE) IS yours AS YOU Speak Peace to each storm in your life. . . Guard your Heart with Loving Kindness...
  • Indy Driver Max Papis tells Ocasio & Ilhan, "if you don't like it here pack your bags" (vanity)

    07/11/2019 8:42:43 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/11/2019 | Max Papis
    I’m an immigrant my Dad was when he worked in Switzerland , if USA citizen like @AOC @IlhanMN dont like what they got here instead of try changing it why they don’t pack their bags and go where extreme socialism is welcome and experience it ????
  • Switzerland Caves to EU, Imposes Slate of New Gun Laws

    05/24/2019 7:08:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    gunsamerica.com ^ | 5/22/2019 | Jordan Michaels
    Switzerland has voted to impose a slate of new gun laws that align the country more closely with the European Union, state media reported on Sunday. The measures would, among other things, require special waivers to own semi-automatic weapons with detachable “high-capacity magazines,” and impose a serial number tracking system for key parts of some guns. Gun owners would have to register any such weapons not already registered within three years, and keep a registry of their gun collections. However, as Mike from “Bloke on the Range,” a popular Youtuber based in Switzerland, told GunsAmerica via email, the implementation of...
  • Sad Day: Swiss Voters Give In To EU's Pressure To Tighten Gun Laws

    05/21/2019 10:19:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/21/2019 | Beth Baumann
    According to USA Today, the new gun control regulations include: • Regular firearms training. • Special permits to own semi-automatic firearms. • Serial number tracking system for key parts of guns. • Register all firearms within three years. • Keep a log of every firearm in their collection Compared to the rest of Europe, Switzerland is a lot more gun friendly. After serving in the military, veterans are allowed to keep their firearms and a large number of Swiss take part in the shooting sports.
  • Swiss Activists Invoke William Tell In Their Defiance Of Potential Gun Rules

    05/20/2019 6:53:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 18 May, 2019 | Tom Knighton
    Switzerland is one of the most gun-friendly nations in Europe. It has one of the highest rates of gun ownership per capita on the continent, and those numbers are probably skewed low because many households contain guns technically owned by the military as veterans keep their service weapons at home for rapid call-up purposes. (I haven’t been able to find a definitive answer as to whether those weapons are counted or not.) Switzerland also isn’t part of the European Union. However, the country does enjoy a good relationship with the EU. That relationship is threatened right now because the EU...
  • Gun lobby misses its target as Swiss voters approve tougher gun control (Only 43.9% voter turnout)

    05/20/2019 2:44:33 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 10 replies
    Swiss Info ^ | May 19, 2019 | IRS Geiser
    Voters have endorsed a controversial reform of Swiss gun law to bring it into line with European Union rules. Final results show the reform winning 63.7% of the ballot on Sunday. The result was much closer in some rural regions, though voters in canton Ticino were the only ones to reject the legal amendment. Ownership of semi-automatic weapons will now require regular training on the use of firearms and a serial numbering of major parts of some guns to help track them.