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  • Swiss Police Threaten to Stop Enforcing COVID-19 Rules

    08/11/2021 11:03:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Summit News ^ | 10 August, 2021 | Paul Watson
    Group warns in letter that lockdown laws violate fundamental rights.. Police in Switzerland have threatened to stop enforcing COVID-19 rules over fears that the measures are disproportionately undermining the fundamental rights of citizens. A group representing police officers in the Alpine country wrote a letter to the Swiss Federation of Police Officers (FSFP) warning of potential insubordination within the force over the enforcement of draconian laws. “If the measures were to conflict with the general opinion of the population, disproportionately limiting their fundamental rights, many police officers would no longer be willing to apply them,” the group wrote in the...
  • Swiss Reject Climate Change With Zoomers And Millennials Leading The Way

    06/21/2021 6:21:41 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 6-21-2021 | Mish Shedlock
    Eurointelligence reports Swiss Reject Climate ChangeA climate change referendum in Switzerland just went down in flames led by 18-34 year old voters. After Switzerland dropped its negotiations with the EU, the country has now rejected a climate-protection law in a referendum. Concretely, they rejected all three parts of the law in separate votes: on CO2, on pesticides, and on drinking water. We agree with the Swiss journalist Mathieu von Rohr that this failure is not merely important in its own right, but symptomatic for the difficulties facing Green politics in general. It is one thing for people to pretend they...
  • Why Doesn’t Soros and Clinton Connected Colorado Secretary of State Griswold Want a Forensic Audit In Her State? Because There’s Likely Lots of Fraud

    06/18/2021 1:25:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 18, 2021 | Joe Hoft
    Colorado’s Secretary of State is connected to Soros and Hillary Clinton money so it’s no surprise she doesn’t want a legitimate audit performed in her state. Yesterday, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold released a statement that claimed she would not allow outside auditors to come into Colorado and perform an election audit of the 2020 results in Colorado. Maybe Griswold doesn’t want an audit in Colorado because then the citizens there would wake up and see their state’s election process is totally corrupt. One very quick statistic tells us this. In the 2020 Election, there were half a million...
  • Liberal Group Funded by Swiss Billionaire Spends Big to Attack ‘Billionaires Buying Our Elections’ [ Hansjörg Wyss and Eric Holder ]

    06/10/2021 6:45:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 10, 2021 | Matthew Foldi
    A liberal redistricting group funded largely through secretive donations by a Swiss billionaire is hitting the airwaves with a well-funded ad campaign attacking the "billionaires buying our elections." The new ad from the National Redistricting Action Fund, a partisan lobbying group helmed by former attorney general Eric Holder, goes after the power billionaires wield through anonymous "dark money" contributions. Unmentioned is the at least $3 million funneled anonymously to the National Redistricting Action Fund in recent years by Hansjörg Wyss, a foreign billionaire who has quietly emerged as a liberal megadonor in the United States. Wyss's dark money contributions made...
  • Liberal Swiss Billionaire Hansjörg Wyss Becomes Influential ‘Dark Money’ Force for Left

    05/04/2021 9:05:22 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/4/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    It turns out that the left has no problem taking “dark money” when it benefits their own political ends. The New York Times published an explosive report naming liberal Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss as “one of the most important donors to left-leaning advocacy groups and an increasingly influential force among Democrats.” New tax filings showed that two of Wyss’s organizations “donated $208 million from 2016 through early last year to three other nonprofit funds that doled out money to a wide array of groups that backed progressive causes and helped Democrats in their efforts to win the White House and...
  • Swiss Air Lines has cut ties with chocolate manufacturer Läderach following left-wing protests of the owner’s membership in a pro-life, pro-family Christian group.

    02/01/2020 7:12:11 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Feb 2020 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Despite Swiss Air’s ten-year affiliation with Läderach, the airline dropped the chocolatier after protests and extensive vandalism by left-wing activists, homosexuals, and young socialists, according to a report by LifeSite News. Jürg Läderach, who owns the high-end chocolate company, is also the president of “Christianity for Today” (CFT), a Swiss evangelical organization Last fall, activists attacked a Läderach store in Basel, Switzerland, using Butyric acid, forcing the store to close for two days. This assault was just one instance of vandalism against the chocolatier, which reportedly took place at seven different stores. According to the Swiss news magazine Beobachter, negative...
  • Vatican investments linked to global money laundering investigations

    12/10/2019 7:06:09 AM PST · by ptsal · 14 replies
    CNA - Catholic News Agency ^ | 07-Dec-2019 | Ed Condon
    A fund in which the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has invested tens of millions of euros has links to two Swiss banks investigated or implicated in bribery and money laundering scandals involving more than one billion dollars. The fund is under investigation by Vatican authorities. The fund, Centurion Global Fund, made headlines this week that it used the Vatican assets under its management to invest in Hollywood films, real estate, and utilities, including investments in movies like “Men in Black International” and the Elton John biopic “Rocketman.” Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra reported that the Centurion Global Fund has raised...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Swiss Diocese Weighs in Favorably Towards Same-Sex Unions

    09/11/2019 3:20:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 11, 2019 | William Mahoney
    [Catholic Caucus] Swiss Diocese Weighs in Favorably Towards Same-Sex Unions Basel diocese open to blessing such unions BASEL, Switzerland (ChurchMilitant.com) - The diocese of Basel, Switzerland, has expressed approval for political efforts to legalize so-called same-sex marriages in the country for the good of children being raised by homosexual partners. Hansruedi Huber Hansruedi Huber, the director of communications for the diocese of Basel, recently expressed the diocese's welcome of proposed regulations that would legalize so-called same-sex marriage and distinguished between Church blessings and Church weddings: "We welcome the proposed regulations that give homosexual partnerships a stable and reliable legal coverage. It is...
  • Swiss Group That’s Supposed To Oversee Privacy For Libra Says It Hasn’t Heard From Facebook At All

    07/18/2019 7:36:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/18/19 | Elizabeth Schulze
    David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s digital currency project, says during a hearing in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday that authorities in Switzerland will oversee data and privacy protections for its new cryptocurrency, Libra.But a spokesperson for the Swiss agency, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, says it has not yet been contacted by Facebook.Several senators who questioned Marcus on Tuesday express concern over Facebook’s reputation with data privacy.  Facebook said on Tuesday that Switzerland’s data protection agency will oversee data and privacy protections for its new cryptocurrency, Libra.But Facebook hasn’t reached out to the Swiss regulator, a spokesman for the agency...
  • Switzerland gun control: Voters back EU regulations (May 19)

    05/19/2019 10:46:37 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/19/2019 | BBC
    Switzerland gun control: Voters back EU regulations Voters in Switzerland have backed a tightening of gun laws to conform with European Union regulations.Almost 64% of voters in Sunday's referendum supported tougher restrictions on semi-automatic and automatic weapons, final results show.The EU had urged the country to tighten its laws in line with rules adopted by the bloc following the 2015 Paris terror attacks.The rules called for: A ban on weapons capable of rapidly firing multiple roundsAutomatic and semi-automatic weapons to either be banned or heavily restrictedEach owner of such a weapon, and the weapon itself, to be known to police...
  • 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.
  • Who Is Funding Barack Obama?

    07/28/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 408+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | July 28, 2008 | Paul Hollrah
    Who Is Funding Barack Obama? by Paul Hollrah In a July 10 installment of “The World According to Barack,” we discussed Obama’s phenomenal fundraising juggernaut. Obama boasts of having built a contributor base of 1.5 million people, each contributing $5, $10, $20...or, as Obama assures us, “whatever they could afford.” Please do the math with me. The Obama campaign has disclosed that one-fourth, or $66.25 million of the $265 million reported as of May 31, 2008 (he has raised an additional $70 million during the month of June), came from those contributing $2,000, or more...which means that the remainder, or...
  • Pope's Swiss Guards will ditch heavy metal helmets for a plastic version made by a 3D printer

    05/06/2018 5:08:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2018 | Cheyene Roudntree
    The world's oldest standing army is getting some new headgear. The Pope's Swiss Guards plan to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC ones made with a 3D printer, giving the army cooler and more comfortable headgear when standing guard for hours at a time. The new helmets are half the cost of the old, heavy ones, but still cost £740. The Swiss Guards unveiled the helmet prototype before their annual swearing-in ceremony on Sunday.
  • Swiss to Debate Restrictive Gun Laws in 2018

    04/17/2018 12:40:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Switzerland has long been one of the safest and well governed countries in the world. Switzerland had historically few firearms restrictions and high rates of gun ownership. Until 1996, the firearms laws in Switzerland were entirely an affair of the local cantons. Gun laws in Switzerland were generally less restrictive than in the United States. Most firearms were not registered. It was easy to purchase handguns and automatic rifles. Cannon required an approximate $5 registration which could be obtained at the local police office. Cannon breech blocks were required to be stored separately from the cannon. Before 1998, pistols...
  • Nine held in anti-terror raids across France as 'attack is thwarted'

    11/07/2017 10:07:21 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Nine suspects were arrested in a series of anti-terror operations carried out around France on Tuesday, with French media reporting a planned attack on the city of Nice had been thwarted. The raids took place in the greater Paris region of Île-de-France and the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d'Azur region of the south east. According to reports some nine individuals aged between 18 and 60-years-old were arrested in the raids carried out by France's specialist counter-terrorist police. The arrests were reportedly made in the Val-de-Marne department to the south west of Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis to the capital's north, the city of Aix-en Provence, north of...
  • Bodies of couple missing since 1942 likely found in glacier

    07/18/2017 12:07:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/18/2017
    he daughter of a couple who disappeared in the Swiss Alps more than 70 years ago has said the discovery of two bodies emerging from a melting glacier has brought her a "deep sense of calm" after so long without an answer. Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, now 79, told the Le Matin newspaper of Lausanne, Switzerland, that she and her siblings "spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day." Udry-Dumoulin is the youngest of seven children born to Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin. The couple went to milk their...
  • Swiss Could Buy up to 70 New Combat Jets: Task Force

    05/31/2017 5:49:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 30, 2017
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland could eventually be in the market for as many as 70 new fighter jets or as few as 20 under scenarios laid out on Tuesday by a defense ministry task force examining how to replace the neutral country's aging air force fleet. The most expensive and powerful option would be to buy 55-70 aircraft and ground-based air defense weapons for an estimated 15 billion to 18 billion Swiss francs ($15.3-$18.4 billion), according to the report. It did not say which aircraft the government should consider. The least expensive option would be procuring 20 jets and accompanying...
  • Left-wing Dutch vegan who moved to Switzerland is denied a Swiss passport because she is too [tr]

    01/10/2017 9:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A left-wing Dutch vegan who campaigned against cowbells in the Swiss village where she lives has had a request for a Swiss passport thrown out after annoying the locals. Nancy Holten, who was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the age of eight, is a fluent speaker of Swiss German and has children who are Swiss nationals.