Posts Tagged ‘switzerland’

48 hours ago I commented on a post at the Volokh conspiracy on incest saying this:

The fact that a respected lawyer is actually making the case tells me this is already coming down the pike.

And 48 hours later here comes the news from Europe:

The upper house of the Swiss parliament has drafted a law decriminalising sex between consenting family members which must now be considered by the government.

There have been only three cases of incest since 1984.

Switzerland, which recently held a referendum passing a draconian law that will boot out foreigners convicted of committing the smallest of crimes, insists that children within families will continue to be protected by laws governing abuse and paedophilia.

If you are surprised by this you just haven’t been paying attention.

Roman Polanski Free

Posted: July 12, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…as the swiss reject extradition:

The stunning decision could end the United States’ three-decade pursuit of Polanski, unless he travels to another country that would be willing to apprehend him and weigh sending him to Los Angeles. France, where he has spent much of his time, does not extradite its own citizens, and the public scrutiny over Switzerland’s deliberations may dissuade other nations from making such a spectacular arrest.

it will be interesting to see who in the glitterati associate with him and take NEW photos with him.

While browsing the net I had the Switzerland v Spain match on the TV in the background.

The Spanish played Soccer in an actual exciting fashion constantly on the attack they were pressing the Swiss so hard that is seemed every few min there was a shot on or near the goal.

But it seemed each one went wide or hit the crossbar or post or just went wide or was saved. I’ve never seen a team with so many chances.

The Swiss only had a few chances, but managed to score on one of them.

Even in Penalty time Spain had at least 5 chances none of them worked.

Spain is ranked 2nd in the world. The Swiss 26th.

If Soccer was actually LIKE this game on a regular basis Americans would enjoy it, but unfortunately this is more of the exception than the rule.