Thought for the day…” Success depends on your backbone, not your wishbone.”
” The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
The Swiss have a wonderful system of democracy whereby if 100 000 people sign a petition, then a national referendum can be held on any subject. There have been 9 during 2014, ranging from more funding for the railways to limits on immigration. More will be held today, including one on gold reserves by the national bank and another on immigration. But it is the story in the international news at the moment that is catching the attention…..that a group in Switzerland is trying to get enough signatures to hold a petition to ban the eating of dogs and cats. Hard to believe that in Switzerland that dogs and cats are eaten in some areas, especially the Rhine Valley. The cats and dogs are eaten as a form of ‘mostbröckli‘. Dogs are more commonly eaten in Korea, Vietnam and China, but it is surprising to learn of the practice in Switzerland.
Florianapolis, Brazil was the host recently for the ‘Battle of the Paddle’ stand up paddleboard competition. A couple of photos capturing the action during the final…….
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