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|10-09-2007 11:21 PM|
|10-09-2007 11:02 PM|
Swiss and guns
The readiness is to repel the next invasion. They believe it was what kept the Germans out.
But your statement that they have a low murder rate is incorrect. There have been a number of articles in Swiss papers recently that murders using their military weapons are increasingly and alarmingly frequent.
And, as for the highest standard of living, there are an astonishing number of people living below the poverty line in most Swiss cities. You have to look past the fancy watches and jewelry, but they have their problems with poverty too.
|10-09-2007 10:18 PM|
Hitler wanted Switzerland but his generals talk him out of it.
|10-09-2007 09:57 PM|
|sailaway21||Obviously the man was hooked up with the corporate cabal that runs the world economy or he'd still be incarcerated. (g)|
|10-09-2007 09:17 PM|
They have really good beer too - "Eikenhof beer" - try it if you ever find youself over there!
|10-09-2007 08:31 PM|
In case you are interested the Oz sailor is a slightly eccentirc but wealthy individual who owns an old freighter that he converted into his private motor yacht. It's a lovely old thing, not huge but big enough. I saw her when she was in Sydney a couple of years back.
He was charged on the basis that he had not declared the weapons. From memory he claimed he had. They where supposedly only for defence against
I don't remember if he was acquited or he did a deal but he was not jailed.
|10-09-2007 07:42 PM|
No problem Hawk.
|10-09-2007 07:35 PM|
Thanks CD - HAHA, well as a newbie, I didn't pay attention to the dates.
|10-09-2007 07:33 PM|
Interestingly, I recently read where all Swiss must serve in the military, and all military "take home their weapons" and keep them at home for the rest of their lives, as part of a "ready home guard."
The Swiss also declare themselves nuetral in the world wars, and shouldn't need guns should they?
Yet Switzerland with all the guns, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and one of the highest standards of living.
|10-09-2007 07:32 PM|
Just to alert you that this is an old post.
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