We don't want the NSA tracking us, because we get nothing in return. It tries to sell us on "terrorism prevention," but most people don't experience that benefit in a visceral way. But this is not to say Americans won't give up privacy for anything.
On the contrary, Americans are very, very cheap dates. For just a modicum of convenience, entertainment and comfort, I'm happy to give you a list of everyone I call and everywhere I go. That's more than I'm sure the NSA has on me. And despite your privacy concerns, most of you are exactly the same way.
The bank safe swimming pool containing 8 Million real Swiss coins is currently located in Basel, Switzerland. This is the original bank safe from the former "Schweizer Volksbank" and known to be one of the finest Swiss piece of craftwork in the early 20th Century. It is in very good shape and still usable as a bank deposit safe. It will be removed from it's original location and be replaced anywhere in the world. You'll freely decide what happens with it.
The coins in this safe already have a celebrity status: They were dumped out publicly at the national square in Berne, Switzerland on 4th October 2013. With no security and no boundaries. This event had a strong international impact from Las Vegas via Moscow and Dubai to China. Triggering international and national debates for example in The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Russia Today.
This is not just an investment in a historical, exclusive and certainly unique object but also an investment in a global cultural impulse.
Original Swiss Bank Deposit Safe
- Year of contruction: 1912
- Swiss handmade craftsman piece of work
- Total of 1619 deposit boxes
- All keys available
- Dimensions: total length: 22.3m; height: 2.2m; width: 0.54m
- Containing 5 Elements
- Current room dimensions: 9.38 x 4.87
- Boxes and lockers are a handmade fabrication of steel and brass
- Plinth elements of marble
- Additional middle corpus is already in the Swiss National Museum in Zurich
- 8 Million pieces of Swiss 5 cent coins ("Rappen")
- 15 tons of "liquid" money
- Dimension of the money: 6m3
- Alloy: Copper 92% / Aluminium 6% / Nickel 2%
- Caliber: 17,15 mm, Weight: 1,80 g, Thickness: 1,25 mm
This is actually exactly what my guest room looks like. Except that I don't have a marble plinth. Gotta get one of those. Bitches love plinths.
A South Korean plastic surgeon faces a fine after building "bone towers'' in his Gangnam district clinic filled with jawbone shards from hundreds of patients, a local official said Thursday.
The clinic specialises in jaw procedures, which are very popular in South Korea, especially among women aspiring to a thinner facial look with a V-shaped chin.
The local official said it also contravened regulations requiring the disposal and incineration of body parts removed in medical procedures.
"We visited the clinic after some people filed complaints and plan to slap a fine of three million won ($3171),'' said the official, who declined to be identified.
"Plus it does look unseemly,'' said the official, who added that the clinic had now removed the twin structures.