Monday, June 06, 2005

Uselessness

Here's a rather useless rule of thumb: the Swiss do not join any organization until they are sure that being involved in that organization will not force them to violate their neutrality. In other words, an organization has to be pretty much useless before the Swiss will join. The Swiss didn't even join the U.N. until March of 2002. Thus I present for your viewing pleasure the demise of the E.U.: Switzerland has joined the Passport Free zone.

2 Comments:

Blogger Noumenon said...

That's too bad; the easiest way to get your 90-day automatic visa renewed was to take a few days' trip to Switzerland and come back. Now you'll have to go to Morocco or Russia or something.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Hamlette said...

I vote Morocco. It holds a great mystique for me, due to two movies I love: Casablanca and the remake of Sabrina ("It was Moroccan, on the floor, with lots of cinnamon.")

6:43 AM  

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