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  • Lake Maggiore boat accident: Questions remain over spy deaths

    06/03/2023 2:59:22 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 June 2023 | Sofia Bettiza
    BBC News, Rome The story of a boat that sank on Lake Maggiore on 28 May has elements of a spy novel. Four people tragically drowned on the picturesque and popular lake south of the Swiss Alps. One was a former agent from Israel's spy agency Mossad, two were Italian intelligence officers and the fourth victim was a Russian woman.
  • Quantum Experiment Shows How Einstein Was Wrong About One Thing

    05/15/2023 11:26:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 16 May 2023 | ByDAVID NIELD
    Quantum machine - Inside the 30-meter tube. (ETH Zurich/Daniel Winkler) Albert Einstein wasn't entirely convinced about quantum mechanics, suggesting our understanding of it was incomplete. In particular, Einstein took issue with entanglement, the notion that a particle could be affected by another particle that wasn't close by. Experiments since have shown that quantum entanglement is indeed possible and that two entangled particles can be connected over a distance. Now a new experiment further confirms it, and in a way we haven't seen before. In the new experiment, scientists used a 30-meter-long tube cooled to close to absolute zero to run...
  • YIKES! UN Geneva accidentally says the quiet part out loud in gun-grabbing tweet, tries deleting but WE got it (#IncestInPeace)

    05/07/2023 9:27:23 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 24 replies ^ | 5/7/2023 | Sam Janney
    Is United Nations Geneva trying to tell us somethin’? Heh. Hey man, we all ‘typo’ when we tweet … it happens. And we’ve seen some silly gun-grabbing tweets but this one? WOOF and YIKES all in one. If you’re tweeting for say some very large even GLOBAL organization you might want to double-check what your tweet says beyond just spellcheck. Not to mention hashtags are a different beast entirely so check, check, and check again. They tweeted this in response to the Allen, TX shooting (and it was up for several hours): Why is the UN promoting #IncestInPeace? Incest?
  • Credit Suisse Investors Challenge Switzerland’s $17 Billion Bond Write-Down

    04/24/2023 7:58:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | April 21, 2023 | Alexander Saeedy
    A group of creditors have filed legal action against the country’s financial regulator, arguing it violated Swiss law when it wrote down around $17 billion of bank bonds ... Credit Suisse Group AG bondholders have launched a legal challenge in Switzerland against regulators’ decision to write down $17 billion in securities as part of UBS Group AG’s rescue of the troubled bank last month. Bondholders holding about 4.5 billion Swiss francs ($5 billion) of Credit Suisse’s canceled debt want the decision to write down their bonds revoked or amended ... The bondholders are alleging the total write-down was disproportionately punitive...
  • Meet the Socialist Priest Who Inspired the Architect Behind the Great Reset

    04/09/2023 3:46:24 AM PDT · by gattaca · 25 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | April 3, 2023 | Andrew Miller
    The World Economic Forum is trying to make the Red Bishop’s dream a reality. Who is the most dangerous person in the world? An increasing number of people say it is World Economic Forum chairman Klaus Schwab. This Swiss engineer is not a head of state, nor does he command his own army. He does not possess his own nuclear arsenal. Yet as the architect behind covid-19 lockdowns and the Great Reset, Schwab has done more to suppress individual freedom, end free markets, destroy national sovereignty, and promote global tyranny than anyone alive. Klaus Schwab’s father, Eugen Schwab, was a...
  • Meet the Left's New Soros: Swiss Billionaire Hansjörg Wyss

    04/09/2023 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2023 | John Binder
    Billionaire Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss national who lives in Wyoming, has become a “Democrat-aligned mega-donor,” according to the Associated Press (AP), thanks to his funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to left-wing groups. “Newly available tax documents show that his giving through the Berger Action Fund, which describes itself as advocating for ‘solutions to some of our world’s biggest problems,’ swelled in 2021 to $72 million, cementing Wyss’ status as a Democratic-aligned megadonor,” the AP reports. Wyss, who built his fortune creating the medical device company Synthes USA, which was sold in 2012 to Johnson & Johnson for $20 billion,...
  • Swiss government withdraws all recommendations for COVID vaccines: Doctors who administer may bear the risk of liability for any vaccination damage.

    04/08/2023 7:58:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    Dr. Robert Malone calls this "big news." This is big news! "Switzerland stops the Covid vaccinations: All vaccination recommendations have been withdrawn"" — Robert W Malone, MD (@RWMaloneMD) April 8, 2023From Report 24 in Switzerland (Google translate from German, emphases in the original):Switzerland stops the Covid vaccinations: All vaccination recommendations have been withdrawn, doctors can only administer the controversial vaccines in individual cases under certain conditions - but then bear the risk of liability for vaccination damage. When will countries like Germany and Austria follow this example?The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Federal Commission for Vaccination Issues...
  • It Wasn’t Just Credit Suisse. Switzerland Itself Needed Rescuing: Crisis threatens an economic model and national identity built on safeguarding the world’s wealth

    03/22/2023 6:18:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/22/2023 | Margot Patrick , Patricia Kowsmann , Drew Hinshaw and Joe Parkinson
    ZURICH—The chairman of Switzerland’s largest bank received an urgent call last week. On the other end were three top Swiss officials who delivered an ultimatum dressed up as a proposal. UBS Group AG UBS needed to rescue its failing rival, Credit Suisse CS Group AG. For any country, it would be a financial emergency. For Switzerland, the stakes verged on existential. Its economic model and national identity, cultivated over centuries, were built on safeguarding the world’s wealth. It wasn’t just about a bank. Switzerland itself needed rescuing. It was Thursday, barely 24 hours into an escalating banking crisis and Credit...
  • Credit Suisse Promises Overhaul in Wake of Rout as Regulators Offer Lifeline: Will the rescue package from the Swiss Central Bank be enough?

    03/15/2023 9:12:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/15/2023 | Margot Patrick , Patricia Kowsmann and Caitlin Ostroff
    Credit Suisse Group AG said it would borrow up to 50 billion Swiss francs, equivalent to $53.7 billion, from the Swiss central bank to shore up its liquidity, capping a day in which fears about the health of global banks leapfrogged to Europe from North America and the giant lender’s shares dropped as much as 24%. The bank also said it would repurchase $3 billion worth of senior debt whose value has plunged along with the perceived health of banks on both sides of the Atlantic. The Zurich firm stressed in a press release issued in the evening in New...
  • Credit Suisse Shares Plunge as Bank Storm Spreads to Europe [after 10 years of problems]

    03/15/2023 10:12:22 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    Intensification of Swiss lender’s difficulties comes days after two major bank failures in the U.S. Credit Suisse Group AG shares fell more than 25% Wednesday and hit a fresh record low, reflecting increasing concerns that troubles that hit regional U.S. banks have migrated across the Atlantic.
  • Now in WEFland Switzerland, Swiss residents are thrown out of their apartments and replaced by Ukrainian refugees. This has already started in Germany…

    02/25/2023 2:34:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Strange Sounds ^ | February 25, 2023 4:05 pm
    This is bad, real bad! I don’t want to see that in my country! Swiss citizens are now facing forced evictions to house Ukrainian refugees. Just one step further and officials in Switzerland will start requisitioning private property and possessions for Ukrainian refugees. This has already started in Germany… In the latest news, the municipality of Seegräben in Canton Zürich is throwing out a long-term tenant out of his apartment because they are unable to find apartments to accommodate asylum seekers from Ukraine. I think this is just the beginning… Fight for your rights… Swiss tenant has to leave apartment...
  • Moderna Chief Bragged to WEF Attendees About Predicting a ‘Billion Dollar’ Pandemic in 2019.

    02/15/2023 3:02:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 02/14/2023 | CATHERINE SALGADO
    Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel boasted to a CNBC host that his pharmaceuticals company had begun working on a COVID-19 vaccine before the virus even had a name. Bancel said he wanted an mRNA vaccine factory on every continent, and that his company was making a deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to bring Modern COVID-19 vaccines to China. But these weren’t Bancel’s only stunning admissions, made at the World Economic Forum’s Davos conference in 2023. The big pharma boss also bragged that he foresaw a pandemic that would be a huge money spinner for his company… at the end...
  • Puzzling Roman-Era Remains Found in Switzerland

    02/12/2023 7:34:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    binodon24live (blog I guess) ^ | May 18, 2022 | Ancient Archaeology Posted On
    ...archaeologists have discovered a peculiar Roman-era earthenware pot filled with 22 oil lamps, each containing a bronze coin, in Windisch, a municipality in the district of Brugg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland... under a street in the area as part of an archaeological investigation in order for the local authorities to proceed with the construction of an ambitious architectural project comprising apartment blocks and commercial property.Experts believe that the pot has probably been buried there for nearly 2,000 years, dating it from the time of the Roman legion camp Vindonissa, which was located near where Windisch is now....
  • Alpine melt reveals ancient life [ Schnidejoch glacier ]

    08/26/2008 5:51:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 250+ views
    BBC News ^ | Sunday, August 24, 2008 | Imogen Foulkes
    Melting alpine glaciers are revealing fascinating clues to Neolithic life in the high mountains... Everyone knows the story of Oetzi the Ice Man, found in an Austrian glacier in 1991. Oetzi was discovered at an altitude of over 3,000m. He lived in about 3,300 BC, leading to speculation that the Alps may have had more human habitation than previously suspected. Now, more dramatic findings from the 2,756m Schnidejoch glacier in Switzerland have confirmed the theory. It all started at the end of the long hot summer of 2003, when a Swiss couple, hiking across a melting Schnidejoch, came across a...
  • Weekend avalanches kill 10 in Austria and Switzerland

    02/05/2023 3:21:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    bbc ^ | 02/05/2023 | Sarah Fowler
    Tourists from New Zealand, China and Germany were among the dead at a number of different ski resorts. Austrian authorities put in place a level four avalanche alert - the second highest - following intense snowfall and wind in the area. Despite the warnings, ski resorts in western Austria have been filling up due to school holidays in Vienna. Austrian police announced five deaths on Sunday, including that of a 59-year-old man who was using a snow plough in the western region of Tyrol. They also recovered the bodies of a ski guide in Sankt Anton am Arlberg and a...
  • Switzerland Weighs Break With Centuries-Old Policy Of Neutrality

    01/31/2023 9:29:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Responsible Statecraft ^ | 01/31/2023 | Connor Echols
    A group of Swiss lawmakers has moved forward a proposal to allow countries to give Swiss-made weapons to Ukraine, in a move that would soften Switzerland’s centuries-old policy of neutrality toward foreign conflicts."The majority of the committee believes Switzerland must offer its contribution to European security, which requires more substantial aid to Ukraine," the Swiss parliamentary security committee said in a statement.The decision would represent a significant break from the policy of Swiss neutrality, though its supporters insist that the measure would not violate their law of neutrality since Bern would not be sending weapons directly.Switzerland’s neutrality has held strong...
  • WEF--Davos's seedy underbelly EXPOSED: How pointing at the ceiling in a bar is all it takes to order sex at annual summit for the super-rich

    01/20/2023 10:26:24 PM PST · by dennisw · 37 replies
    Business for the legal prostitutes is booming One escort said that girls were mainly students in their 20s paying for university Escorts can charge as much as £3,000 for a six-hour booking at a client's hotel Nearly 3,000 conference delegates have attended for the five-day jamboree Prostitution is legal in Switzerland, with sex workers expected to pay taxes The Grandhotel Belvedere sits majestically on a hill overlooking Davos. It's aptly named. The Belvedere resembles a magnificent Alpine stately home. 'Five-star plus with old-school charm' is how one recent guest described their stay here. How much does a room cost? It's...
  • Tesla turns up heat on rivals with global price cuts

    01/17/2023 8:40:26 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 13, 2023 | Hyunjoo Jin, Victoria Waldersee and Zoey Zhang
    Tesla lowered prices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, following a series of cuts last week in Asia, in what analysts saw as a clear shot at both smaller rivals that have been bleeding cash and legacy automakers aggressively ramping up electric vehicle production...The U.S. price cuts on Tesla's global top-sellers the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover SUV were between 6% and 20%, Reuters calculations showed, with the basic Model Y now costing $52,990, down from $65,990.Tesla also cut prices for its Model X luxury crossover SUV and Model S sedan in the United...
  • Prostitutes gather in Davos for annual meeting of global elite - demand for sexual services rockets during economic summit......

    01/17/2023 5:31:28 AM PST · by caww · 88 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/17/2023 | Jack Newman
    -Prostitutes report a surge in business during the annual gathering of leaders -Escorts are booked into delegates' hotels alongside business executives -Sex workers dress in business attire and rub shoulders with the global elite Escorts are booked into the same hotels as high-powered bosses and their employees during the five-day summit, which started on January 16. One sex worker named Liana said she dresses in business attire so she doesn't stand out among the executives, despite prostitution being legal in Switzerland...she regularly sees an American who visits Switzerland multiple times a year and is among the 2,700 conference attendees.
  • Rheinmetall builds new ammunition production in Germany

    01/16/2023 2:55:04 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 27 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 12/15/2022
    Switzerland's veto on the delivery of anti-aircraft ammunition to Ukraine has raised security policy issues and caused irritation in Berlin. A German armaments company reacts - and builds up new capacities. Rheinmetall is setting up an extensive new ammunition production facility in Germany with the aim of supplying the Bundeswehr independently. The systems for so-called medium-caliber ammunition should be ready in January, the armaments company confirmed on request. Previously, there had been political anger in Berlin over the Swiss veto on ammunition deliveries from Germany to Ukraine. The export of old stocks of the weapon material needed for the anti-aircraft...