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Swiss: Yep, We'll Join The UN  
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Looks like the Swiss have decided to join the UN after a referendum revealed 55% in favour.

(BBC News reports)....

Just thought I'd let you know...I know you all love to keep abreast of the latest developments in current affairs!

Regards

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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

So now everyone but the Vatican is in the UN. Nobody left to join, really.
Tom


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3103 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1028 times:
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Ah yes, another extremely belated sign of progress in Switzerland. Well, what can you expect of a western European country that only gave women the right to vote in the 1970s?

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

The absurd anti-UN propagandists, largely from the extreme religeous right in the US, plus assorted Neo-Nazis elsewhere, have to explain how the Swiss could actually choose whether or not to join.
Surely if the UN is some vast 'one-world' Communist, Zionist plot to enslave white christian people, the Swiss would have been 'assimilated' years ago?
The Swiss certainly have a unique system, there was a motion to completly disband the Swiss Armed Forces, that one was not successful!
But Swiss prosperity and stability speak for themselves, their system is working for them, but is allowing accomodation of the more integrated world we live in.
Anyone on here with knowlegde of how the Swiss system of frequent referendums evolved, and it's history?


User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 997 times:

GDB i dont know how it evolved but its true that the public iniated the referendum.

If you get 100'000 signatures from swiss citizens you can bring them to Bern and then they will hold a referendum on it. It was the same way with todays election. Also a referndum over here is binding and not just a suggestion for parlament.

Tom


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 984 times:

They can take our place....  Insane

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Sorry Zach, but you're anti-UN stance is not what America needs. This isolationism crap that the right in this country drives down our throats is just that-crap.

I agree the UN is far from perfect,and oftentimes has anti-American sentiment, but it is the only place where the US and other nations can air their concerns, and, despite its imperfections, is still something the US should never abandon.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 978 times:

The Swiss have voted to begin the first step to the lose of their freedom and their nation. The next World War (and there will be one) will be the people who want freedom fighting against the totalitarian globalists led by the U.N.




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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 969 times:

In reply to your post B757300:

You're full of it!  Big grin

You've seen too many black helicoptors around your house, I think!


User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Way to go again B757

if the rest of you want to sell your freedom for "global unity" go ahead. Just don't take the rest of us with you.

It is time to get America out of the UN.


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 965 times:

Gee, Apathoid, we've been a part of the UN since it's inception, and I don't see the UN marching through our streets; policing every corner, and stuff like that.

I think you guys are hysterically paranoid about the UN. I don't love the place, believe me, but you guys make it out to be the boogy-man way to much. I think too many people need a boogy-man, now that the Soviet Union has folded.


User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 964 times:

Read a little about the Nation River Heritage Act and the UN Man and the Biosphere project. It's a land grab. It's not about police on the corner and all of that. You are the one being hysterical. I just believe the UN is a threat to our national sovreignty and being a patriot, that is a problem for me. My opinion... take it or leave it, but I don't consider it hysterical.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 961 times:

LOL-how am I being hysterical, Apathoid, for saying you're over-reacting? And I'll leave what you have to say. I'm a patriot as well, and I just think you guys are so fanatical about the UN that it clouds your judgement. And if the UN is taking over our soverignty, why isn't a Republican President doing anything about it? Why? Because they're NOT taking over our soverignty. It's only a paranoid fantasy in your mind. That's my opinon, take it or leave it.  Smile

User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 952 times:

I am not for the US removing itself from the UN, but I also strongly believe the UN is a bloated, anti-semetic, anti-Israel grieving hall for third world nations with nothing to debate about other than their bitterness and jealousy over their well off neighbors.

but hey thats life!


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Ha! All the paranoid types came out to play!
But think on this you guys, your posts said exactly the same stuff that a certain Timothy McVeigh and his neo-nazi cohorts spouted.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Swiss inside here?


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 909 times:

I'm Swiss - in fact, I live just down the road from the U.N headquarters in Geneva.

I voted for adhesion to the UN, but that does not mean I like everything the U.N. does. They are an empire of bureaucrats. Most UN appointments (like ambassador to the UN) are prized because it is a nice high-profile job, with lots of nice perks (house in Geneva, no taxes, servants, cars with diplomatic plates) and very few responsibilities.

The specialized parts of the UN, like the World Health Organization, spend around 97% of their total budget in Geneva, supporting their own bureaucracy, perks, junkets, and fancy office buildings.

But that does not mean that with some serious reforms, the UN cannot become one of the greatest sources of benefit to the human race.

We can dream, can't we?

Charles


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 901 times:

We can. nothing is perfect. at least there is an Idea. It's just a question what you make with this Idea.

I'm always a little big scared when I hear other nationalities talking about Switzerland and the Swiss. They think everyone is backwarded over here, we have cows in our garden and the capital is Stockholm.

In the same time there are quite a lot of people who think they have the right to handle the worldwide politics. No doubt about which nationality I'm talking...

Sure not of all, but to many. Hope Switzerland can change something in the UN, I have been surprised with that decission, I voted YES too. It was for sure that the Romandie (Swiss French Part) would vote yes, but that Cantons like Zurich and Lucerne would vote yes, I just liked it and I hope that this will also gain some good relation between the different parts of Switzerland



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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2727 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 899 times:

Stockholm ? Isn't that the capital of Swaziland ...


" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 894 times:

at least there is one who understands me, do you?


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 892 times:

LOL! When I was a kid in the U.S., I got that ALL the time!  Big grin

Charles


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2727 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 887 times:

Yes Swissgabe I empathise fully with you. Try being from New Zealand if you think you have identity problems.

Sample conversation

American, " Where are you from ? "
Me, " New Zealand ! "
American, " Really ? What part of England is that ? "
Me, " Ummmm .... "
American, " I went to Ireland once ! "

BTW
Why is your homepage tokyo.ch (ch is Switzerland I know but why Tokyo ?)



" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Didn't know the New Zealand thing. Stockholm - Bern, ok, not that fare. But New Zealand and England, ok, anyway...

Yea, .ch means Swiss, we also have it on the car (not on the plate, just as country identification). CH means something like Convederatico Helvetica (Swiss Confideration). Why tokyo? I just like it (maybe you see it on my page) and gabriel.ch has already been taken  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Have also 747.ch and malaysia.ch and will get others soon... Feel free to visit  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Mata ne



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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 869 times:

I was sort of hoping it would not pass, but oh well. I suppose it is not that bad.

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 842 times:

why? waht was the reason?


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