In fact as far as I'm aware the UK is the only european nation that outright bans guns for civilians.This is why people ban guns. Gun supporters don't know what guns are.Shotguns I'll give you (provided you're allowed 12 and larger gauges... because I mean... come on...) but not .22s.
“…the whole trouble lies here. In words, words. Each one of us has within him a whole world of things, each man of us his own special world. And how can we ever come to an understanding if I put in the words I utter the sense and value of things as I see them; while you who listen to me must inevitably translate them according to the conception of things each one of you has within himself. We think we understand each other, but we never really do.”
XKCD is always relevant. Always.
Switzerland's involvement was confined to purchasing gold from the German government. I'm not sure there was even any awareness where that gold came from apart from plunder in foreign central banks.
SWEDEN decided to allow Germany to use their land and railways to transport troops and materiel from Norway to Finland. They exported huge quantities of raw material to Germany.
They provided assistance to the Allies too.
Is playing both sides considered "neutral" nowadays?
IDK when you're only providing assistance in so far as it keeps your people intact I can see the argument that you're being neutral to the best of your ability.
Denial of facts so typical of the far right. You can hate liberals as much as you want but FACTS are FACTS.
check those clinton years and you will see SURPLUS written on the last few of them You will if you also looked hard find that Obama is the most fiscal conservative president in the history of the country ( not a good thing since we could use more stimulus for sure to get out of the rut we are in from the GOP)
And folks that thought Romney doing the same things again would some how create a different outcome really until you change the law of gravity things will fall down when you drop them from a tower. And that is what would happen with Romney as well.
Can you honestly look at Wikipedia, the CBO or the Treasury documents and tell me that gross federal debt dropped during the Clinton presidency?
By definition, a balanced budget does not increase debt. Have a look for yourself from the Treasury's own site.
At no point during the Clinton Presidency did the total debt of the United States go down. Clinton padded revenues with intragovernmental borrowings and returned the leftovers to the American people and called it a "surplus".
What about these facts are you not grasping?
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Clinton inherited the dot-com boom. Bush inherited the bust.
I'm not saying Bush was a good president or that Clinton was a bad one, but let's be honest about these things.
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He insinuated Switzerland was built on stolen Jewish gold, though... come on.
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Hundreds of millions of CHF worth of gold was from central banks. Only about 581,000 CHF had been determined to be from Holocaust victims.
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