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Royal Engagement Photo: William & Catherine [P

Hits: 30841 | Rating: (2.3) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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Aseliel
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 37 Posts
Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:40:43 AM
Give praise to your soon to be KING! The masters are very pleased as well as the Queen. Huzar!

lastapplepie
Male, 13-17, Europe
 49 Posts
Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:38:23 AM
to me it looks like she has a herpe in her mouth

8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:40:36 PM
She's good looking. (Y)
Dammit William you're lucky. Great quality picture too. Oh @ Keyrow, I think they should stay.

keyrow
Female, 18-29, S. America
 17 Posts
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:56:12 AM
I found it quite odd when visited England, back in 2005, that people kept asking me if I thought they should "get rid" of the royal family and the parliamentary monarchy system. It was awkward to me because of the impressive number of people that defend the creation of monarchies in republic countries in order to save a huge part of the taxes money. Here in Brazil, to give an example of these efforts, there are two families claiming to be the royal one and, because of that, are able to receive some landing duties that should actually be paid to the Republic (and that's completely legal here, despite our rejection to the monarchism back in the late '80s).

inaria
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1521 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:15:23 PM
Harry's so much hotter.

HOBOMOE
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 515 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:54:50 PM
@ angilion
It's not that i doubt you, I'm just curious about your source. It's hard to find reliable data

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:01:38 PM
Ahhh is that how Prince Charles got all those medals...

and I thought he just got mumzey to give them to him.



You could try learning something about an issue before talking about it. It's not like it's a state secret - most of them are to indicate that he's the ceremonial head of various things.

You do realise that it's only certain medals that are awarded for valour, right?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:51:41 PM
Isn't her name Kate?


Which is a shortened form of 'Katherine', which is usually spelt with a 'C' in English. So, Catherine.

Queen Kate doesn't fit as well as Queen Catherine.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:46:48 PM
I don't like the royal family and they cost us money, we should get rid of them.


You're wrong. Simple as that. We make a huge profit off the royal family.

If you think the country should piss that money away because you don't like the royal family, fine. That is an honest position. Your current position is either dishonesty or ignorance and lack of thought.

I do however, like Buckingham Palace, it just looks so awesome


And it looks a lot more awesome to tourists because the queen lives there. So that's yet more profit from the royal family, on top of the £>200M a year we make from the almost 100% tax imposed on them (crown estate).

Getting rid of the royal family would cost the UK at least £500M a year in lost revenue from the crown estate and tourism, and that's a very low estimate. Do you dislike them *that* much?

That's ignoring the politicial and diplomatic usefulness of the monar

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:35:52 PM
As for their donations that make them so fantastic where did they get that money to begin with?


They inherited it.

Their ancestors took gained the land that created the wealth by conquering it.

If you're arguing that the descendents of people who took land by conquest should not be allowed to own that land, I suggest you pay some attention to your own country's history.

If you're arguing that the state should own all land, property, etc, then I suggest you pay some attention to how badly communism works in the real world.

Also...who pays the costs of the state buildings in the USA and the wages of the staff for them? The President pays for them out of his own pocket? No? Guess you're paying for them with your taxes.

miarty
Female, 18-29, Europe
 32 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:55:54 PM
I like the ring.
Don't really care either way about the monarchy though.

dreadqueen00
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 333 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:23:58 PM
I think the monarchy is part of Britain's culture and should be preserved...though, not being from there I can't speak for them. Also, the princess-to-be is just lovely! I hope they are both very happy. :)

liklepip
Female, 18-29, Europe
 136 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:39:43 PM
ohh please.. get rid of the monarchy... lets just throw culture in the bin.
oh yes and that wedding such a bad thing getting a bank holiday, Mondays are a bit poo personally and i think a day off college sounds fine too me.
oh yes and that 36pence tax; i meen it hurts so much when the royals hand out about 200million a year. poo me i feel robbed.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13471 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:22:44 PM
Ahhh is that how Prince Charles got all those medals...

and I thought he just got mumzey to give them to him.

greggpethers
Male, 18-29, Europe
 272 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:23:53 PM
we dont keep them around to do nothing. they serve a subtle balancing role, filling in the gaps that appear within the elected executive.

we could remove them, but then we would have to replace them. this would cost us huge resources, cause political turmoil, and destroy an institution that generates huge amounts of money through tourism. making england a republic? codifying the constitution? selling all the royal land and estates to the highest bidder? reworking the entire legal system so we have something to derive legal power from?

i fail to see how this makes things easier.

if it aint broke, dont fix it.

deathbringer
Male, 18-29, Western US
 399 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:57:51 AM
Props to Greg's reasonable rebuttal.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13471 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:55:45 AM
@greggpethers

When did I say they magically appeared? Yes I realize it was a form of government created in medieval really even before then but they did something then. Now its obsolete but you keep them around for tradition I guess and give them your money to do jack squat.

SoberGuy
Male, 18-29, S. America
 347 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:41:34 AM
so.. IAB WANTS us to start a flame war? i... i feel used...

Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3900 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:06:35 AM
Let me know when the sex tape gets leaked.

Waikika
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:29:43 AM
Isn't her name Kate?

greggpethers
Male, 18-29, Europe
 272 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:22:22 AM
McGovern1981

i didnt say you were all "fat undereducated people who sterotype peoples intellegnce levels based on nationality"... that's your own complex mate.

i live in NYC and i love this country, and city.

but when you start to talk about the royal family, like it rose up out of the ground one day, and we all just started obeying it, it makes you sound dumb. and that isnt because you ARE dumb, its because you dont understand that before america, the land of the free, democracy, guns, industrialism and all the things that make this country great, there was serfdom, agrarian economies and no real concept of the rule of law.

and england, probably more so than any other country has a system based on the common law, and on precedents. that's why we dont have codified constitution!

i'm not trying to offend you, i'm just stating that your opinion is formed on a weak and shortsighted understanding of the history of the english governmen

70challenger
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 171 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:20:27 AM
Her smile looks a tad forced. It doesn't reach her eyes either, I think this is a great example of pretending to be happy.

APJ311
Male, 13-17, Europe
 755 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:08:52 AM
I don't like the royal family and they cost us money, we should get rid of them. I do however, like Buckingham Palace, it just looks so awesome (I like the room in that picture too). :D

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:30:51 AM
But maybe *because* we're so close, sometimes we scrap like an elder and younger brother... Just spitballing here.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13471 Posts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:24:35 AM
*that

it happened over CENTURIES (again, not the forte of the average american)


Ya cause we're all fat undereducated people who sterotype peoples intellegnce levels based on nationality.

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