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they are snobby, no doubt about it.  They were snobby to me very often.

but my dear, dear friend in Zurich is Indonesian and she gets it almost every day.  

the Swiss sponge off the hidden assets of other countries and think they are well off because of who they are and how hard they work.  In Americanese, they say "He was born on third base and thought he had hit a triple".

by stevesim on Sat Aug 10th, 2013 at 04:36:24 PM EST
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Have you got enough tar on that brush?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Aug 10th, 2013 at 04:40:29 PM EST
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maybe you should investigate the Swiss economic model.  
by stevesim on Sat Aug 10th, 2013 at 04:49:17 PM EST
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the Swiss sponge off the hidden assets of other countries and think they are well off because of who they are and how hard they work.

Those spongers are the Swiss 1%. Those who are considerably less well off by who still identify with that 1% are little different than most US Tea Party members who identify with and are tools of the interests of the Koch brothers.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Aug 11th, 2013 at 12:09:15 PM EST
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Agreed.  Alas, assholes know no national boundaries.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Aug 11th, 2013 at 05:38:39 PM EST
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