— Stan (@StanM3) January 27, 2018
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— Stan (@StanM3) January 19, 2018
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— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 17, 2018
Switzerland has moved a step closer to breaking free of the European Union (EU) after the government allowed proponents of a campaign to curb immigration to start canvassing public support for a referendum.
The country is not a member of the EU but currently has open borders with the bloc as a price for access to the Single Market. However, the populist Swiss Freedom Party (SVP) have been pushing for a referendum on the matter.
The SVP is now free to start collecting signatures for its “for a moderate immigration” initiative, and if they gain more than 100,000 signatures, a referendum will be held, 20 Minutes reports.
H/t reader kevin a.
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The eastern part of Switzerland will be (relatively) safe during WW3.
SWITZERLAND has dealt the European Union a major blow as the outgoing president called for a referendum over the country’s relationship with the bloc.
In the most ironic story of the day, the company that makes the paper that Swiss banknotes are printed on was just bailed out by the money-printing, stock-purchasing, plunge-protecting, savior-of-global equities…Swiss National Bank.
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Second Swiss ski area reports almost 12 feet in 7 days.
Huge snowfalls in the Alps have continued through the past 10 days and Eastern Switzerland seems to be at the heart of the perfect snow storm.
The Eastern Swiss ski area, Toggenburg, reports that 270cm (nine feet) of snow has fallen in the past 72 hours.
The asylum-seeking imam expressed the sentiments during Friday prayers at An’Nur mosque in the town of Winterthur in October 2016, 20 Minutes reported. “In his homily of Oct. 21, 2016, in the An‘Nur Mosque, he is accused among other things of calling for expelling Muslims who do not pray in the community, and even burning them and killing them in their homes if they still refuse,” prosecutors said in a statement in August.
The 25-year-old claimed that he did not speak Arabic well and had delivered a prepared sermon without understanding what he was saying. However, the court ruled otherwise, finding him guilty of three counts of public incitement to crime and violence, multiple depictions of violence, and working without a permit.
…and rightfully so.
— SRF News (@srfnews) November 13, 2017
The German-language Swiss Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) broadcasting company published an interview on 13 November. In it, Lukas Golder of the social research institute gfs.bern is asked about Swiss identity. The conclusion is that there is practically no ‘European’ feeling in Switzerland.
Fritz Reimann, for SRF News: “Are the Swiss becoming more and more patriotic?”
Somewhere in the mountains near Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne lies a hidden underground vault containing a vast fortune.
It’s no ordinary vault, according to Quartz. Built inside a decommissioned Swiss military bunker dug into a granite mountain, it’s precise location is a closely guarded secret, and access is limited by myriad security precautions.
But instead of gold bars, the bunker contains hard drives on which customers’ bitcoins are being kept in what’s call “cold storage” – i.e. the owners’ private keys are protected by an air-gapped hard drive. The vault is one of many operated by Xapo, an early bitcoin company known for its cold storage wallet products and a debit card that pays for transactions in digital currencies.
The company won’t disclose how much bitcoin is stored in the vault, but one employee who spoke with Quartz said he sometimes takes customers with millions of dollars in bitcoin on tours of the vaults where their fortune is stored. Xapo was founded by Argentinian entrepreneur and current CEO Wences Casares, whom Quartz describes as “patient zero” of bitcoin among Silicon Valley’s elite. Cesares reportedly gave Bill Gates and Reed Hoffman their first bitcoins.
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They don’t want you to know how bad the situation in Europe really is.
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