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  • For Those With Plenty Of Time On Their Hand

    06/13/2024 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Racketeer · 18 replies
    X ^ | Unknown | Uknown "Save this map to your phone quickly before it is banned from the internet Soon everything will make sense"
  • Swiss writer who called journalist ‘fat lesbian’ sentenced to 60 days in prison

    06/01/2024 3:44:33 AM PDT · by billorites · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2024 | FoxNews
    A court in Switzerland sentenced a writer and commentator to 60 days in jail for calling a journalist a “fat lesbian,” and the decision is being lauded by LGBTQ+ groups. On Monday, French-Swiss polemicist Alain Bonnet, who goes by Alain Soral, was sentenced by the Lausanne court for the crimes of defamation, discrimination and incitement to hatred after he criticized Catherine Macherel, a journalist for Swiss newspapers Tribune de Geneve and 24 Heures, in a Facebook video two years ago. “This court decision is an important moment for justice and rights of LGBTQI people in Switzerland,” said Murial Waeger, co-director...
  • Klaus Schwab to step down as executive chairman of World Economic Forum

    05/21/2024 9:32:03 AM PDT · by xoxox · 29 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Tue May 21, 2024 - 12:17 pm EDT | Andreas Wailzer
    Klaus Schwab will reportedly step down as the executive chairman of the globalist World Economic Forum (WEF). According to Semafor, which cites an internal email to WEF staff, Schwab intends to step down from his current position as head of the powerful globalist organization before its next annual meeting in 2025 and transition to a role as non-executive chairman. While Schwab has not announced his successor, Semafor names Norwegian politician and current president of the WEF, Børge Brende, as a likely candidate. Schwab, who turned 86 in March, has been synonymous with the World Economic Forum, acting as chairman since...
  • Smelting Steel Without Fossil Fuels: Solar Power Shatters the 1,000°C Barrier for Industrial Heating

    05/17/2024 1:22:17 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 98 replies ^ | MAY 17, 2024 | CELL PRESS
    Swiss researchers have developed a solar energy method using synthetic quartz to achieve temperatures above 1,000°C for industrial processes, potentially replacing fossil fuels in the production of materials like steel and cement. Instead of burning fossil fuels to reach the temperatures needed to smelt steel and cook cement, scientists in Switzerland want to use heat from the sun. The proof-of-concept study uses synthetic quartz to trap solar energy at temperatures over 1,000°C (1,832°F), demonstrating the method’s potential role in providing clean energy for carbon-intensive industries. A paper on the research was published on May 15 in the journal Device. The...
  • Mystery in the Alps: A Chinese Family, a Swiss Inn and the World’s Most Expensive Weapon

    05/16/2024 5:51:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 16, 2024 | Drew Hinshaw
    Switzerland agreed to buy F-35 jet fighters to park on a remote runway. Then the U.S. zeroed in on the Wangs, who owned the rustic hotel next door. UNTERBACH, — The Hotel Rössli, a century-old lodge in this Alpine valley village, enjoys a spectacular view . ... But it is the view from the back that caught the attention of American intelligence agencies. About 100 yards from the rear of the rustic, wood-paneled inn .. cuts the runway where the Swiss military had agreed to base several F-35s, the world’s most advanced jet fighter. The airstrip, only partly fenced, is...
  • Europe Lauds Obama Shutdown of Secret CIA Prisons

    01/22/2009 7:48:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 654+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 22, 2009
    Europe lauds Obama shutdown of secret CIA prisons By SHAWN POGATCHNIK and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press Writers – DUBLIN, Ireland – U.S. President Barack Obama's decision Thursday to shut secret CIA-run prisons abroad brought renewed calls for their locations to be disclosed as well a fresh denial from Poland, one of two eastern European countries most closely linked to the practice. Across Europe, governments uneasy that CIA flights had been carrying terrorism suspects through their airports and air space for years said they were relieved to be heading into a new rendition-free era. Dick Marty, the Swiss lawmaker who spearheaded...
  • International court rules Switzerland violated human rights in landmark climate case brought by 2,000 women

    04/10/2024 9:10:56 AM PDT · by Twotone · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | April 9, 2024 | Laura Paddison
    An international court in France on Tuesday ruled Switzerland’s failure to adequately tackle the climate crisis was in violation of human rights, in a landmark climate judgment that could have a ripple effect across the globe. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France delivered its ruling in a case brought by more than 2,000 Swiss women, the majority of whom are in their 70s, against Switzerland’s government. They argued that climate change-fueled heat waves undermined their health and quality of life, and put them at risk of dying. The court ruled that the Swiss government had violated...
  • Swiss climate policy shortcomings violated human rights, top court rules

    04/09/2024 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 9, 2024 | By Gloria Dickie, Kate Abnett and Christian Levaux
    STRASBOURG, France, April 9 (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change. The European Court of Human Rights's (ECtHR) decision on the case brought by more than 2,000 elderly Swiss women set a precedent that will resonate across Europe and beyond for how courts deal with a growing trend of climate litigation. The Swiss women, known as KlimaSeniorinnen, argued their government's climate inaction put them at risk of dying during heatwaves. In her ruling, Court President Siofra...
  • European court rules human rights violated by climate inaction

    04/09/2024 10:32:22 AM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | April 9 | BBC
    A group of older Swiss women have won the first ever climate case victory in the European Court of Human Rights. The women, mostly in their 70s, said that their age and gender made them particularly vulnerable to the effects of heatwaves linked to climate change. The court said Switzerland's efforts to meet its emission reduction targets had been woefully inadequate. It is the first time the powerful court has ruled on global warming. Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg joined activists celebrating at the court in Strasbourg on Tuesday. "We still can't really believe it. We keep asking our lawyers, 'is...
  • Somali refugee allegedly strangles pregnant Swedish girlfriend in honor killing

    04/05/2024 3:37:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies ^ | April 4, 2024 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Somalian refugee has been charged with murder for allegedly killing his seven-months-pregnant Swedish girlfriend rather than face the shame of introducing her to his strict Muslim family. Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim, 22, is charged in the alleged honor killing of 20-year-old Saga Forsgren Elneborg inside her home in Örebro, a city two hours from the capital, Stockholm, in April 2023, UK news outlet LBC reported, citing Swedish media. He killed his girlfriend “by suffocating and strangling her by means of pressure on her neck with an impact on the trachea and the blood supply to the head,” prosecutor Elizabeth Anderson...
  • Zurich’s Oldest Private Bank Admits To Helping U.S. Taxpayers Hide Offshore Accounts From IRS

    03/15/2021 1:23:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | March 11, 2021 | Department of Justice
    Rahn+Bodmer Enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Criminal Misconduct; Agrees to Pay $22 MillionAudrey Strauss, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Stuart M. Goldberg, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Tax Division, and James C. Lee, Chief of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), announced the filing of a criminal Information against RAHN+BODMER CO. (“R+B”), a financial institution located in Zurich, Switzerland. The Information charges R+B with one count of conspiring to help U.S. accountholders evade their U.S. tax obligations, file false federal tax returns, and otherwise defraud the Internal Revenue Service...
  • ‘Death to All Jews’ — Orthodox Jewish Man Stabbed by ‘Allahu Akbar’ Knifeman in Zurich

    03/03/2024 9:08:34 AM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3 2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    An Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed multiple times in Zurich on Saturday evening by a knifeman who reportedly shouted out “death to all Jews” and “Allahu Akbar” during the attack. A 50-year-old man of Orthodox Jewish faith was left with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed multiple times in Switzerland’s largest city at the Brandschenkestrasse/Selnaustrasse junction in Zurich District 2. According to the German-language Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a 15-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene of the attack. Police are currently investigating the potential motive for the attack, including the possibility that it was inspired by antisemitism.
  • Niklaus Wirth, Visionary Software Architect, Dies at 89

    02/23/2024 5:32:37 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2024 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    Pascal, the programming language he created in the early days of personal computing, offered a simpler alternative to other languages in use at the time.Dr. Wirth died of heart failure on Jan. 1, 2024 at his home in Zurich, his daughter Tina Wirth said. He was 89. He wasn’t nearly as well known as programmers such as Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple with Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates, who founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. But to legions of computer scientists Dr. Wirth was one of the most influential and inspiring scientists of the early computer age. The Association for Computing...
  • Swiss Billionaire’s Nonprofit Sent $35 Million To Dark Money Group Propping Up Dems

    02/20/2024 3:24:47 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 19, 2024 | Robert Schmad
    The Berger Action Fund, one arm of liberal Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss’ philanthropic empire, gave tens of millions to one of America’s most prolific Democrat-aligned dark money groups. The Berger Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, gave $35 million to the liberal dark money group Sixteen Thirty Fund in 2022, tax documents show. Sixteen Thirty Fund in 2022 poured tens of millions into Democrat-aligned PACs, groups supporting left-wing ballot measures and voter mobilization operations designed to increase turnout among Democrat-friendly demographics, according to tax forms. Wyss, a Swiss billionaire who made his fortune selling medical devices, had not disclosed publicly...
  • Foreign Billionaire-Backed Climate Org Pressuring Broadcasters To Censor Ads Critical Of Biden’s EV Mandate

    02/17/2024 7:01:32 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2024 | Nick Pope
    A green nonprofit that is indirectly funded by a foreign billionaire is pressuring broadcasters to drop advertisements that criticize the Biden administration’s massive electric vehicle (EV) agenda. Climate Power wrote to numerous broadcasters this week demanding that they stop airing American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM)-funded advertisements in swing state markets that rail against President Joe Biden’s plans to impose widespread EV adoption in the coming years. The charitable organization affiliated with Hansjorg Wyss, a Swiss health care mogul and billionaire philanthropist, donates millions of dollars to the Fund for a Better Future, which was the fiscal sponsor for Climate...
  • Swiss antisemitism shock at Davos shop sign saying no skis for Jews

    02/13/2024 11:27:12 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13 February 2024 | Imogen Foulkes
    Swiss police have opened an investigation into a ski hire shop's announcement it would no longer rent skis and sledges to Jewish customers. The shop, in the famous resort of Davos, has now reversed its decision. It has taken down the signs, translated into Hebrew, which informed customers of the ban. But many have argued the case is a clear violation of Switzerland's laws against discrimination and incitement to racial or religious hatred. The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities has launched its own legal action, condemning the signs as clearly discriminatory. Posters in the sports shop window informed customers that,...
  • Iranian Asylum Seeker Who Took Hostages on Train Shot Dead: Not Terror, Say Police (Switzerland)

    02/09/2024 10:01:37 AM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-9-24 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    An Iranian asylum seeker was shot dead by police as he charged at an officer while wielding an axe, the culmination of a four-hour hostage-taking aboard a Swiss regional train service. Nearly 100 members of the emergency services responded to a hostage-taking aboard a local train service stopped Essert-sous-Champvent train station after passengers managed to contact police to alert them of the situation. A “screaming” 32-year-old Iranian asylum seeker armed with an axe and a knife had tied up at least some of the 14 passengers and the driver of the Sainte-Croix to Yverdon train, leading to a four-hour hostage...
  • Some whiz kids figured out how to read charred scrolls from Pompeii and we have the text from the first scroll

    02/07/2024 8:24:15 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 5, 2024 | Stacy Liberatore
    The famous Herculaneum scroll, charred papyrus found buried by the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79AD, has been deciphered by artificial intelligence.The feat was achieved by students in the Vesuvius challenge, which used algorithms to scan the artifact that would otherwise had been destroyed if unraveled by human hands.The winning team read more than 2,000 'never-before-seen' texts that discussed sources of pleasure, such as music, the taste of capers and the color purple.The three students, from Egypt, Switzerland and the US, share a $700,000 grand prize for uncovering hundreds of words across more than 15 columns of text, corresponding to around...
  • Archaeologists discover complete armored 14th-century gauntlet in Switzerland

    01/25/2024 7:49:33 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | January 18, 2024 | Oguz Buyukyildirim
    Excavations in Kyburg in the canton of Zürich, northeastern Switzerland have discovered a 14th-century fully preserved gauntlet of armor in exceptional condition.Only five 14th-century gauntlets have been discovered in Switzerland thus far, according to the Zurich cantonal infrastructure department on Tuesday. However, their state of preservation is nowhere near that of the glove discovered in Kyburg. All the iron parts of this one have been found, and some of the fingers are even completely free of corrosion and look as good as new.The metal parts of the glove were originally riveted to a leather glove. The 25 pieces were also...
  • Heritage Foundation head defends Trump, scolds 'elites' at World Economic Forum: 'You're part of the problem'

    01/19/2024 6:01:57 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 25 replies
    The president of the Heritage Foundation confronted hosts at the World Economic Forum Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, challenging claims that the WEF is protecting democracy and calling so-called elites "part of the problem." (snip) The moderator, British international affairs expert Sir Robin Niblett, at one point asked Roberts about former President Trump's promise of "retribution" if he regains office, and that the World Economic Forum's purported defenses of liberal democracy could be "swept under the rug" by the mogul. (snip) "I'll be candid here, because I think I've been invited here to be candid: The kind of person who will...