Wake up by the police

Last night at 2:30 I heard a big noise. It was the police. I was sleeping and didn’t understand what happend. He said that the dog was outside and was crying.

The dog was inside quiet. Strange. I realise that maybe a neighbour alert the police agains me. Actually the dog was outisde but only for 15 mn between 9:30 and 10:00 pm.

I was angry to be awake by the police for such things. It was really suspicious. Here in Switzerland surveillance is done by neighbour. If you are not good with them they could alert the police for really little thing.

 

 

Stop or not nuclear power electricity on november 27 in Switzerland

ON NOVEMBER 27, SWISS VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO TURN OFF THE COUNTRY’S NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS AFTER 45 YEARS OF ACTIVITY. BUT WHAT DOES DISMANTLING A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT INVOLVE? WHAT ARE THE DIFFICULTIES? SWISSINFO.CH LOOKS AT THE EXAMPLE OF MÜHLEBERG.

BANNING CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND LIMITING TO 45 YEARS THE USE OF EXISTING ONES: THAT’S WHAT A PEOPLE’S INITIATIVE FROM THE GREEN PARTY, TO BE VOTED ON IN NOVEMBER, PROPOSES. IT HAS NOT BEEN ENDORSED BY THE CABINET OR BY PARLIAMENT.

Dismantling the Mühleberg nuclear power station will generate around 200,000 tonnes of waste. Most of the material will be decontaminated directly in situ and recycled or disposed of in appropriate landfills.

The whole operation should finish around 2034

In Switzerland, nuclear energy is used exclusively for peaceful purposes: the production of electricity and applications in the sectors of medicine, industry and research.

In 2015, the country’s five power plants produced 22.1 terawatts of electricity (33.5% of the national total). Currently, Beznau I is closed after small cracks were spotted in the containment structure.

Globally, there are 447 nuclear reactors used for commercial purposes in 31 countries (as of September 2016). Most are in the US (100), France (58), Japan (43), Russia (36) and China (34). In total, they produce 11.5% of global electricity.

PPE in switzerland is like EU kind of dictatorship

Switzerland soon have to vote to stop nuclear power soon or later. I will vote soon. Because atom electricity is very dangerous.

Recently I moved to a house where an old electric heater was already existing. That heater does not work well and I planed to changed it. After a long period of time receiving offers, I decided to change it. Gaz was the decision. But first I have to ask the gaz company. Someone came and make me an offer. Second the PPE. PPE is a kind of community between people. They decide for you and you have to pay. You pay for things you don’t need and when you need something they decide for you. The procedure is king complicated like french administration. The administrator was informed that I needed to change my heater and ask me for apointment with technical commission. But I have no idea how to do that. Finaly I decided to go forward for the project.

Workers came and start the gaz connexion. The second day they stopt working. How will have I heater in winter ?

You have so many contacts that you don’t know how to react. All contacts are against you. They don’t want you have heater but you must keep your old electric heater that does not work well and that cost too much.

Life is like a stream like a river. You get problems. For example you get 3 problems this month but you don’t know how to solve it. You can solve one problem. The next month you get 4 problems and get solution for 2 problems. At the end you make a burn out and you don’t know what to do how to do and why you do all you are doing.

Each appartment or house is like contries, PPE is European Union. They decide for you. They give you rules you have to follow. If you don’t understand every body are again you. Like Britain today. EU is kind of dictatorship. PPE is the same.

A basic income for all

In a world first, the Swiss are voting in June on whether the state should pay a monthly basic income to every citizen. Is it the answer to the changing jobs landscape or a utopian concept?

Supporters say giving everyone from the cradle to the grave an unconditional basic income to cover all essential needs would eradicate poverty and dependence on social welfare. It would allow people to choose a job they like, encourage training, creativity and volunteering. They believe it would free up more time for caring for children and elderly and infirm family members.

The idea is to have an income by which all people could live in dignity. No specific amount has been set out; it would be up to the lawmakers to figure that out. But the promoters of the initiative have mentioned a monthly income of CHF2,500 ($2,600) for adults and CHF625 for minors.

Only 2% of Swiss would stop working if the government paid them a basic income of CHF2,500 per month; a further 8% would consider quitting work depending on the circumstances. That’s according to an opinion poll carried out on behalf of the promoters of the initiative, using a sample of 1,076 people.

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Swiss men have world’s longest life expectancy 81.3 years

Males in Switzerland now have the longest life expectancy of any men in the world, say the latest global public health statistics. But Swiss women have less of an edge on the rest of the world than four years ago, falling from second to sixth place in expected lifespan.

he World Health Organization (WHO) life expectancy statistics, presented Wednesday in Geneva, place Swiss men above Icelanders, who held the top spot in the report’s last edition in 2012. Boys born in Switzerland can expect to live to the age of 81.3 years, considerably above the world average of 69.1 years.