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Why is the Swiss passport "the gold card of citizenships"?

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21. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

Quoting Sam I Am

Personally, I think Switzerland is a beautiful country and I'd love to visit again. But I think Norway holds the 'gold card of citizenships'

fair, Im a visit Scandanavia soon...dont get sour. but the Swedes in our town are the greatest damn folk, aside from the handful Canadians ofcourse.

22. Posted by walkabout (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

Quoting Sam I Am

Personally, I think Switzerland is a beautiful country and I'd love to visit again. But I think Norway holds the 'gold card of citizenships'

i think it would be wise for someone not to start a new topic on that one......

23. Posted by walkabout (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

haha no offence to Norway (am sure it is beautiful!), it`s just that am not too sure if anyone remembers that this was the original question...

;)

24. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting walkabout

haha no offence to Norway (am sure it is beautiful!), it`s just that am not too sure if anyone remembers that this was the original question...

;)

Now why wouldn't they??? haha

25. Posted by mee (Full Member 138 posts) 10y

WHO IS INNOCENT?

I have many swiss friends, and hey, they talk about it.

Do you think Bush has a swiss bank accout?

26. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

Dear Moscowmetr, What's a paragraph? I'm sorry your face hurts, Try a stronger sun block sun screen up there in those beautiful mountains. Well, looks like sugarplum saved a lot of time for me. There you have it. I thought you were fairly smart then you tell me to go read some papers (Swiss Banking Law). Come on, cause it's on a piece of paper that means that that's reality? The USA has a lot of papers also as it tortures so called prisoners and keeps them in jail for years without legal rep. As it listens to the citizens phone conversations and says it's for our safety. As it invades countries that never attacked us. Papers..... They're good for a few things (if you get what I mean. Now I see I might have to explain that little joke to you. Before, i assumed you would GET IT) but to be SO naive to think what's written is what's followed? How can I converse with a person with that kind of thinking? You know what, you win - Switzerland is perfect, you are obviously a genius, and you are also so lucky. Please stay there and enjoy life.

Sugarplum, Does Bush have a Swiss bank acct? Who knows. The Swiss would take the money - no problem with that, but the Family might wanna use a place recommended by someone from the House of Saud or something. Maybe they just roll up hundreds and stuff them into Barbara Bush, like a little piggy bank. It's a VERY mysterious family - They move in Mysterious Ways...Zoom

27. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

You are making wild claims of horror and corruption about Switzerland that is simply not true. You suggest that the only reason that it is a wealthy country is due to harbouring "blood money". I dont know if Im smart or not, but I can smell a lie like a fart in a car. You are spewing nothing but disinformation.

Sam was the only person to realize this, and he even claims not to be an expert on the subject. This guy is smart, read what he wrote.

35% of the private and institutional wealth of the world is held in swiss banks (thats alot of money). Because it is not currupt,--snip-Because they do abide by the rules stipulated on the paper. Becaused it is a stable country and its currency has but almost no inflation.

If I had alot of money I would want to put it somewhere with a guarantee. You you have no idea of how finance works or people who have alot of money generally are concerned about loosing it.

Your conspiracy theory is bunk. Im sure some bad people have a swiss bank account and money made in illegitamate ways is in Swiss.

However, the system was not set up for blood thirsty swiss vampires in Zurich to take advantage of the weak and help the strong. It was set up during a very unstable time in Europe, where foreign banks would spy on each other and War loomed heavily on everyones head. read: HISTORY

What you said is not why Swizerland is so wealthy. Your jokes are lame enough that any idiot could understand them...dont worry.

[ Edit: lets try and avoid insulting or rude language please! ]

28. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

I have been reading this interesting debate ever since it flared up and there are some interesting perspectives on this issue. I am not in a position to comment on the merits of the swiss banking system, nor am I able to pass judgement on the supposed corruption that, as Zoom would have it, is at the heart of Switzerland. What I will say is this: Zoom, this is not an attack on you but you seem very forceful with your argument. What I find strange is that you say you're not the average American and don't believe what you read, yet you wrote:

Quoting Zoom

from Hitler to Al Qaeda

I find it odd that you are so critical of people believing what they read, yet you pander to what CNN have told you. Also, for a 39 year old I would have thought your spelling would have been somewhat better - that IS an attack on you, but something which I feel justified as poor spelling annoys me.

29. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

My God, can't you 2 macho men let it go. Were did you get CNN from Windmill ? If anything , I get a lot more of my news from BBC World - MUCH better than CNN. My spelling annoys you? That's cause I'm a retard and can't spell-lol. Here let me fix it - color becomes colour, behavior becomes behaviour, shall I carry on? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - I MUST prove how smart I am, really, truely !!! (silly boys with their massive amounts of free time and insecurites) Didn't you bother reading what sugarplum had to say? She confirmed EXACTLY what I was talking about (and I doubt she works for CNN-lol). You guys keep connecting America and American companies to me when I have nothing to do with any of it. CNN is crap for example IMO (but have you ever heard of satelitte dishes? Have you ever heard of French cable - what I get in my apt in Paris? Check into it - you have a computer obviously, do a search - I would start with Google and Yahoo- just a little FYI tip - lol)

NEW PARAGRPH (LOOK MOSCOWMETER LOOK !!!!!) I wasn't going to mention this but yes, I DID have a Swiss friend who first enlightened me about all of this. She was a girl who lived in/near Basel that I had met on a flight from Switzerland to NYC.a few years earlier She had an Iranian BF that she was going to marry but the Government would not let him stay in the country for some reason. After he was deported she was so angry that she started telling me all kinds of things about her Government. Her family was very big in banking including her brother who was one giant - IMHO - idiot. Not to change the subject but he would brag about how he would go to Rio on business and wear his gold Rolex everywhere - day and night ("because no one's going to tell me where and when I can or can't wear my watch" - a real Brainiac that would have probably hit it off really well with both of you - you guys could have compared watches - how so very interesting) Having been to Rio and other parts of Brazil (oh, Brasil, sorry Windmill - That IS the true spelling) I knew how foolish and dangerous his attitude was because ANY SMART TRAVELER that goes to Brasil knows to leave the expensive jewelry at home (he had been chased by groups of street kids more than once - like I said, a REAL Brainiac) but he had to prove how Macho he was (sound familiar?) Maybe he thought the whole world was one big Geneva (opps, Geneve) growing up in that usual Swiss protection bubble. So my information comes from a rock solid source.(then people like sugarplum come on to state the obvious which only makes my case stronger)

You 2 remind me off the Bush supporters in this country. Anyone who watches him give a speech , or better yet a press conference, knows the man can't talk and he can't think straight. It's OBVIOUS, you don't need to be a Doctor. Amazingly, the Bush lovers will not admit their man is an idiot that can't speak properly or think clearly. The DENIAL (and I'm not talkin' 'bout a river in Egypt here - bahahaha - get it boys?) IS so DEEP that they don't see it - just like you 2. Oh, BTW, Moscowmter, I grew up with friends who lived in Beverly Hills - learned some things from their wealthy fathers. First rule of money - pay attention now - Those who have a lot don't talk about it. (take note here) You talk about it an AWFUL lot - even on your profile....trying to use that to cover up some kind of insecurity? Maybe? hmmm... now that is much more interesting to me than the Swiss Banking System.

Your thought process interests me so a few more questions. If the Swiss Franc is so completely safe and stable why are the Dollar, the Euro, and the Yen the 3 currencies around the world that everyone looks to for stability (and before the Euro it was the German Mark, not the Swiss Franc). Also, if the Swiss system is SO clean, moral, and corruption free why didn't other European countries model themselves on the Swiss system so they to could be as well off? I know, tough questions but in between smelling farts in your car maybe you can come up with the answers - lol . Look, I gotta go. And my jokes are crafted in a way to be lame enough that any idiot could understand them - and I see that any idiot did. Mission Accomplished (As the banner read behind Bush on the Battleship over 2 years ago when he declared the War to be over) Why do I feel that both of you are big Bush fans ?.....such a strange intuition. Oh well, must run of now - can't wait to read more brilliance from my new pen pals in the next 24 hour cycle. Cheerio for now Lads...... Your retarded and moronic friend (alas, yes it's true -lol), Zoom PS Happy April Fools Day Boys !!!

30. Posted by walkabout (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

Quoting Zoom

My God, can't you 2 macho men let it go. Were did you get CNN from Windmill ? If anything , I get a lot more of my news from BBC World - MUCH better than CNN. My spelling annoys you? That's cause I'm a retard and can't spell-lol. Here let me fix it - color becomes colour, behavior becomes behaviour, shall I carry on? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - I MUST prove how smart I am, really, truely !!! (silly boys with their massive amounts of free time and insecurites) ..... Cheerio for now Lads...... Your retarded and moronic friend (alas, yes it's true -lol), Zoom PS Happy April Fools Day Boys !!!

oh my, i think Zoom has finally cracked it (though at least he is not referring to himself in 3rd person again..) over the passport question. -snip-

[ Edit: Lets avoid the insults please! ]