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  • CERN Makes Bold Push to Build $23-Billion Super Collider

    06/21/2020 7:59:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 97 replies
    Scientific American ^ | June 19, 2020 | By Davide Castelvecchi, Elizabeth Gibney, Nature magazine
    Europe’s preeminent particle-physics organization will need global help to fund the project, which is expected to cost at least €21 billion and would be a follow-up to the lab’s famed Large Hadron Collider. The new machine would collide electrons with their antimatter partners, positrons, by the middle of the century. The design—to be built in an underground tunnel near CERN’s location in Geneva, Switzerland—will enable physicists to study the properties of the Higgs boson and, later, to host an even more powerful machine that will collide protons well into the second half of the century. The approval is not yet...
  • Swiss authorities search for the person who left $191,000 of gold bars on a train

    06/17/2020 5:09:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-15-20 | Stephanie Halasz and Amy Woodyatt
    Swiss police are looking for a forgetful individual who left something rather important on a train -- a package full of gold bars, worth more than $190,000. The parcel containing the gold bars was found in the carriage of a Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) train traveling from the northeastern Swiss town of St Gallen to Lucerne, a city in the center of the country, in October last year, authorities said. Despite "extensive investigations," the owner of the high-value package had not been tracked down, officials said in a statement published in the local government Lucerne Canton gazette.
  • Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White

    06/04/2020 8:41:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 04 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Iran has released U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, who had been detained for nearly two years, his family confirmed Thursday. “I am blessed to announce that the nightmare is over, and my son is safely in American custody and on his way home,” White’s mother, Joanne White, said in a statement shared by a family spokesman on Twitter. Joanne White thanked the State Department, Swiss diplomats and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) in her statement. U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook flew to Zurich with a doctor to meet...
  • Brewing beer may be an older craft than we realized in some places

    05/21/2020 7:06:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | May 7, 2020 | Maria Temming
    Microscopic signatures of malting could help reveal which prehistoric people had a taste for beer. Ancient beer is difficult to trace, because many of beer’s chemical ingredients, like alcohol, don’t preserve well (SN: 9/28/04). But a new analysis of modern and ancient malted grain indicates that malting’s effects on grain cell structure can last millennia. This microscopic evidence could help fill in the archaeological record of beer consumption, providing insight into the social, ritual and dietary roles this drink played in prehistoric cultures, researchers report online May 7 in PLOS ONE. Malting, the first step in brewing beer, erodes cell...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 5/17/2020

    05/17/2020 8:49:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/17/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "We won't be staying in our cars and you don't have to wear a mask. There may be a lot of people giving hugs and lots of hand shaking going on. Doing our part to strengthen the herd immunity against Covid-19" Libertarian activist Ammon Bundy announcing a worship service..... Meanwhile the federal Bureau of Land Management is investigating after a complaint from hikers about Ryan Bundy building irrigation infrastructure on land traditionally used by rancher Cliven Bundy but claimed as federal land now designated as the Gold Butte National Monument..... Also in the linked story the US Ninth Circuit Court...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 The Mask Is Not Freedom. Militarized Vaccine, Protests Today

    05/16/2020 8:12:53 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/16/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "Wear your mouth cover, Its a sign of your surrender" Gavin Seim For Liberty Facebook Post 5/12/2020 "Under instructions to enforce social distancing, maintain proper hygiene and have children grade four and up wear face masks, it was up to municipalities to decide when each school in its jurisdiction was full prepared to open, Netanyahu said" In Israel children are allowed to go back to school at all grade levels starting Sunday the details of restrictions remind us that masks prevent complete breathing and cut off air from people of all ages. Small children will not be required to wear...
  • Councillors, advocates criticize Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

    05/05/2020 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 4 October 2019 16:01 CEST+02:00
    Councillors from the city of Basel, as well as representatives from the National Council, have spoken out against the Federal Council for its refusal to put in place laws that would restrict “gay conversion therapy”. Despite gay conversion therapy being heavily criticized by advocacy groups and outlawed in some parts of the world, the LGBTIQ Pink Cross Switzerland organization says that it is “common” in Switzerland. The Federal Council has however stated that it opposes a ban, arguing that the current laws are sufficient to protect people from all types of alternate therapies. Lucas Ott, a representative in the City...
  • Switzerland Allows Grandparents to Hug Their Grandkids After Study Finds Young Children Do Not Transmit Coronvavirus

    04/28/2020 11:46:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/28/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Switzerland removed restrictions for grandparents this week in hugging their young grandchildren after studies found that young grandchildren do not transmit the disease and are at less risk for serious health issues due to the coronavirus. A new study from Australia found that children are unlikely to transmit Covid-19 between each other or to adults.Via Dr. Andrew Bostom. Data (& sanity)-inspired covid19 social policy from Switzerland: Swiss grandparents told they “can now hug their (young, <10 y/o) grandkids… many grandparents “live to see their grandkids, it’s important for their mental well-being” https://t.co/BWJaQ6G22R pic.twitter.com/dMze6O6aAV— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) April 28, 2020 The...
  • Kim Jong-nam Says N.Korean Regime Won't Last Long(and other revelations)

    01/16/2012 11:27:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/17/12
     Kim Jong-nam Says N.Korean Regime Won't Last Long Kim Jong-nam Former North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il's eldest son Jong-nam has said the isolated regime will eventually fail with or without reforms. The comment appears in e-mail conversations exchanged over seven years between Kim Jong-nam and a Japanese journalist and obtained by the Monthly Chosun. The nearly 100 e-mails were sent from 2004 until December last year to Yoji Komi, an editor at the Tokyo Shimbun daily. The two also spoke in person in January and May last year. ◆ Oppostion to Dynastic Succession Kim Jong-nam, who was passed over...
  • Switzerland Consults Actual Science and Decides to Reopen Its Schools

    04/23/2020 6:01:50 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 11 replies
    redstate ^ | April 23, 2020 | streiff
    As we, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, respond to the Wuhan pandemic by hunkering down, whimpering at the thought of society reopening and search in vain for a new set of brown trousers to wear with our fashionable face mask, an interesting experiment is underway in Europe. In Sweden, which has done basically nothing at all in response to the virus, the death rate per one million of population remains significantly lower than American states that have instituted the most draconian regulations. https://twitter.com/RencapMan/status/1252897000812613632/photo/1 That’s right, you can actually have your economy and a...
  • NATO warns allies to block China buying spree

    04/20/2020 1:46:23 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies
    www.dw.com ^ | Date 17.04.2020 | Author Teri Schultz
    Will the financial fallout from COVID-19 make European infrastructure vulnerable to the Chinese government's checkbook? Some experts warn that Europe is already in precarious straits. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
  • Matterhorn in Swiss Alps Lit Up With American Flag, Messages of Hope During Coronavirus Crisis

    04/18/2020 1:51:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 18, 2020 | David Williams
    Switzerland's famed Matterhorn mountain was illuminated with an American flag for a few hours as a symbol of solidarity during the coronavirus pandemic. "Our thoughts are with all American people at this unprecedented time. We look forward to meeting again at the foot of the Matterhorn, we are all in this together," the tourism organization Zermatt Matterhorn wrote on its Facebook page. Light artist Gerry Hofstetter projected the flag onto the 14,692-foot-tall peak in the Swiss Alps as part of a nightly series designed to show the town of Zermatt's support for everyone suffering and those fighting the pandemic.
  • UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus

    04/03/2020 3:09:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    France24 ^ | April 3, 2020
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body since the outbreak began. The resolution, approved by consensus, also stresses "the need for full respect for human rights" and that "there is no place for any form of discrimination, racism and xenophobia in the response to the pandemic." The UN resolution emphasises the central role of the body in the global health and economic crisis. It was submitted by Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore,...
  • Soul business[charismatic caucus]

    03/19/2020 6:11:48 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    I AM Infinity , I was with your ancestors allowing you to Be. Realize your existence, your every breath, Heart beat and Soul I hold in my very Hand that is My Spirit. I created you, I know you. I AM your existence and The Truth that watches over you. Your Yes to this saving grace of who I AM FOR YOU IS YOUR GIFT OF SALVATION. Your awakening comes as you receive I AM your Source Your Love Your Savior Your Provider Life and this world can not save your soul and this is who you are ! You...
  • Why homophobia will now be illegal in Switzerland

    02/11/2020 10:48:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 10 February 2020 11:46 CET+01:00
    The law that protects citizens from racial, ethnic and religious persecution will now also include discrimination based on sexual orientation. More than 63 percent of voters accepted on Sunday the proposal to broaden Switzerland’s current anti-racism legislation to encompass sexual orientation. However, the proposed law for more affordable housing was defeated, with 57.1 percent votes cast against it. With the acceptance of the anti-homophobia legislation, Switzerland will join a handful of other European nations where public incitement to hatred, discrimination, and violence on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal. […] But not everyone was pleased with the referendum’s result....
  • Coca-Cola Wants Switzerland To Vote To Criminalize 'Homophobia'

    02/07/2020 7:05:01 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 67 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4th 2020 | Jamie Wareham
    Switzerland goes to the polls on February 9 in a national referendum that could criminalize homophobia–and Coca-Cola has made the bold move of supporting calls to make the anti-gay hate speech illegal. If the country approves the move, it will criminalize homophobia to the same extent as other forms of discrimination based on race, gender and religion. The Coca-Cola Company in Switzerland has publicly shared support for the initiative. Early indications are that the referendum has the majority support of Swiss voters, says The Local. But the campaign hasn’t been without controversy. The youth wing of the Swiss Peoples Party...
  • Prince Charles flew 16,000 miles in just 11 days...before proudly posing with Greta Thunberg in Davos

    01/27/2020 11:11:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/2020 | Kate Mansey
    [full article title: Prince Charles flew 16,000 miles in just 11 days using three private jets and one helicopter before proudly posing with Greta Thunberg in Davos] Prince Charles was last night facing embarrassment after taking a series of private jet flights while lecturing world leaders about climate change. On a trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, the Prince met activist Greta Thunberg and used an electric Jaguar car to travel to the Swiss resort. But the MoS can reveal that in the 11 days before his high-profile appearance, Charles took three flights on private jets...
  • The Davos Crowd Embraces Big Global Government. ‘Stakeholder capitalism’ empowers unaccountable elites at the expense of free-market nationalism.

    01/27/2020 5:00:21 AM PST · by karpov · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2020 | Richard J. Shinder
    These are difficult days for the elites caricatured as “Davos men.” But one might not know it reading the strident remarks coming out of the World Economic Forum last week. Perhaps the globe-trotters in Switzerland ought to ponder what has run amok with today’s version of “globalism,” and there are lessons from history that may help them. Salesforce chairman and co-CEO Marc Benioff said on Tuesday that “capitalism as we have known it is dead, and this obsession that we have with maximizing profits for shareholders alone has led to incredible inequality and a planetary emergency.” This is in keeping...
  • George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America

    01/25/2020 9:37:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    George Soros is 89 years old, but by gosh, before he dies, he’s going to see to the internal destruction of America. At least that’s how it seems. How else can we listen to his words in Davos, Switzerland, track his funding of American political races and pay attention to what he says about President Donald Trump, capitalism, and the leftist causes he backs and the leftist Open Society Foundations he runs, and come to any other conclusion? In the last few years, Soros has taken to trying to take over local law enforcement agencies by pumping massive amounts of...
  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference | Davos, Switzerland

    01/25/2020 3:37:39 PM PST · by ransomnote
    whitehouse.gov ^ | January 22, 2020 | President Trump
    Davos Congress CentreDavos, Switzerland12:33 P.M. CETTHE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Please come on up, Roberto and Larry.  Robert, Steve, come on up.Good afternoon.  We’ve had a tremendous two days here.  We’ll be heading back right after this conference, and I’ve just concluded some additional meetings.  We’ve had a lot of them.  I think Davos has treated us really beautifully.  It’s been a tremendous success.  Everyone is talking about America’s unprecedented economic success.  It’s really the talk of the town, so to speak.Since my election, America has gained over 7 million new jobs.  The unemployment rate is now the...