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    Switzerland has a requirement for all able-bodied men ages 20-30 (34 for officers) to be in the militia, since the country has no standing army.  When their service is ended, they may keep their rifles, but it must have the automatic fire function disabled at the factory.  Since 2007, the militia members may not have ammunition in their homes.

    You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

    by PSzymeczek on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 01:52:36 PM PST

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