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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/4/2012 4:14:02 AM   
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Being elected does not guarantee character or respect. I'm embarrassed to say that the political corruption in suburban Cuyahoga County, OH, where we live has filled the jails from Commissioner on down. Funny thing is the ringleader always looked like a crook. He also has the same last name as me, which often requires some explanation

I am confident your Queen has not lined her pockets like the common criminals we call politicians in the U.S. these days. They have forgotten the key to our past blessings - "In God We Trust."

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/4/2012 5:44:00 PM   
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I'm really happy for you guys over on the other side of the pond. Not everyone can claim at one time that their country once ruled one quarter of the Earth's landmass and population and on top of that have it turned into a world wide commonwealth.


Brits are awesome.

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/4/2012 8:14:45 PM   
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I have slight sunburn. Damned sun behind the clouds all day.
5 hours at the street party.
Her Maj went down very well.

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/4/2012 8:25:31 PM   
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However the vast majority of British people do not want Prince Charles on the throne. He married Diana while having an affair with Camilla which he continued making her life a misery.


I've seen pictures of Camilla... certainly that was punishment enough for one prince?


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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/4/2012 10:40:25 PM   
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However the vast majority of British people do not want Prince Charles on the throne. He married Diana while having an affair with Camilla which he continued making her life a misery.


I've seen pictures of Camilla... certainly that was punishment enough for one prince?



Certainly puts his judgement into question

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/4/2012 11:14:22 PM   
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That is a bull's eye in so many ways at so many levels.
She look like she bin chewed by dawgs. And she was already married.
There were a number of young women who wanted the job....or so I seem to remember.
I guess being a prince is harder than it looks. Anyway I likes Kate.
cheers

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/4/2012 11:18:02 PM   
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Yeah - second thoughts maybe you are right...

Scrap the monarchy and lets get some elected dudes in here now. After all, elected dudes would never divorce, or pick someone for love and not looks. Everyone elected into office shows great judgement at all times.....

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 12:30:59 AM   
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I liked Charlies tribute at the end of the Buck House concert:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18324080

Cheryl looks good too.



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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 12:56:51 AM   
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I remember the silver Jubilee and street parties everywhere. Nothing go on really in Liverpool let alone in single streets. This is not indicative of anti monarchy but of the decline of community.



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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 1:37:30 AM   
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You definitely could have done a lot worse than The Queen! Cheers!

Her majesty's a pretty nice girl, but she doesn't have a lot to say.....

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 8:38:24 AM   
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I liked Charlies tribute at the end of the Buck House concert:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18324080

Cheryl looks good too.



Warspite1

Yes - nice one. But what was Elton John waffling on about?? 65-years? Longest reigning monarch? Elton - get a grip!!!


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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 9:47:44 AM   
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I liked Charlies tribute at the end of the Buck House concert:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18324080

Cheryl looks good too.



Warspite1

Yes - nice one. But what was Elton John waffling on about?? 65-years? Longest reigning monarch? Elton - get a grip!!!


Perhaps he ment alive?

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 9:50:00 AM   
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I liked Charlies tribute at the end of the Buck House concert:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18324080

Cheryl looks good too.



Warspite1

Yes - nice one. But what was Elton John waffling on about?? 65-years? Longest reigning monarch? Elton - get a grip!!!


Perhaps he ment alive?
Warspite1

No the point is, she has not been on the throne 65 years (60 years surprisingly!! ) and she is not the longest serving Queen - that was Queen Victoria (64 years I think).

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 9:54:23 AM   
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I didn't even notice the part about 65 years instead of 60.

I need to re-read everey sentence so I do not miss the obvious.



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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 10:02:08 AM   
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Well I just got my bottom handed to me by both the Spanish and the Britons in Rome Total War - so I'm off to spend the last morning of my Jubilee holiday digging up weeds in the front garden

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 10:10:31 AM   
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Well I just got my bottom handed to me by both the Spanish and the Britons in Rome Total War - so I'm off to spend the last morning of my Jubilee holiday digging up weeds in the front garden

You played the Gaul? If so it helps need to be aggressive from the start. Now I want to begin Rome Total War again.


Digging up weeds is fun, and relaxing, if the weather is good. That is until the back begins to ache then it is more like torture.



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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 10:22:32 AM   
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Well I just got my bottom handed to me by both the Spanish and the Britons in Rome Total War - so I'm off to spend the last morning of my Jubilee holiday digging up weeds in the front garden

You played the Gaul? If so it helps need to be aggressive from the start. Now I want to begin Rome Total War again.


Digging up weeds is fun, and relaxing, if the weather is good. That is until the back begins to ache then it is more like torture.


Warspite1

No - the Julii - I got attacked from two sides by both in the same turn - rubbish....

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 10:25:34 AM   
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Well I just got my bottom handed to me by both the Spanish and the Britons in Rome Total War - so I'm off to spend the last morning of my Jubilee holiday digging up weeds in the front garden

You played the Gaul? If so it helps need to be aggressive from the start. Now I want to begin Rome Total War again.


Digging up weeds is fun, and relaxing, if the weather is good. That is until the back begins to ache then it is more like torture.


Warspite1

No - the Julii - I got attacked from two sides by both in the same turn - rubbish....

That can hurt but your base is untouched so just reorganize your forces and send out two punitive forces and teach those barbarians a lesson.

Edit: Sigh. Now I must install this game again.

< Message edited by Orm -- 6/5/2012 10:27:11 AM >


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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 11:13:04 AM   
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Well I just got my bottom handed to me by both the Spanish and the Britons in Rome Total War - so I'm off to spend the last morning of my Jubilee holiday digging up weeds in the front garden

You played the Gaul? If so it helps need to be aggressive from the start. Now I want to begin Rome Total War again.


Digging up weeds is fun, and relaxing, if the weather is good. That is until the back begins to ache then it is more like torture.


Warspite1

No - the Julii - I got attacked from two sides by both in the same turn - rubbish....

That can hurt but your base is untouched so just reorganize your forces and send out two punitive forces and teach those barbarians a lesson.

Edit: Sigh. Now I must install this game again.
Warspite1

Its such a ****er though - you lose a load of your experienced units + the balistas that take forever to get to the front - that was such newbish play on my part

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 2:18:17 PM   
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What a coincidence. I'm in a Rome Total War campaign as the Juili as we speak. I just got ambushed by Gauls in a forest. I won but lost about 3/4 of my army.

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 2:46:23 PM   
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Death to all monarchs. Words like "king" and "queen" are repulsive. American fascination with the royal idiots is especially disturbing. Two centuries ago, we would have slit their throats, now we can't get enough of them on the TV!

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 2:52:05 PM   
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You don't have to like the monarchy - that of course is your right.

However, it would have been nice - polite even - if you could have kept your views either to yourself - or started your own thread. This thread is, after all, in honour of the life of Queen Elizabeth II.



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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 4:34:03 PM   
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Death to all monarchs. Words like "king" and "queen" are repulsive. American fascination with the royal idiots is especially disturbing. Two centuries ago, we would have slit their throats, now we can't get enough of them on the TV!


Irrespective of your views, this is not an appropriate comment, either for this thread nor for the forums in general. Consider your words more carefully.

Cheers

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 4:39:19 PM   
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You ouldn't talk that way about the Bush family would you?

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 4:51:51 PM   
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Tyrants!

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 8:18:31 PM   
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Although I wish Britain was a Republic I don't wish any harm to any member of the Royal family, I just wish that they would give the people back their lands and revenues and return to Germany from where they came. Perhaps we could redeploy the guy who puts toothpaste on Prince Charles toothbrush, yep I'm not kidding......

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 8:31:53 PM   
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Although I wish Britain was a Republic I don't wish any harm to any member of the Royal family, I just wish that they would give the people back their lands and revenues and return to Germany from where they came. Perhaps we could redeploy the guy who puts toothpaste on Prince Charles toothbrush, yep I'm not kidding......
Warspite1

Punk Reaper I respect you views even though I don't agree with your thoughts on the monarchy. However, your comment about going back from where they came? You had a go at Wodin over his Clegg comment - and here you are with this kind of nonsense.

1. BTW, the monarchy costs every person 0.62p per annum - although fair enough, if on principle you do not want unelected rulers then the actual modest cost is of no consequence. However,
2. The Hanoverians came to this country in the 1700's - they were invited in. From the time of the third George (I think it was) subsequent Hanovarians were born here and spoke English. Queen Victoria married a German in the 1800's is that a crime? Where do they "go back to"? You sound like a BNP supporter with rubbish like that....

Edit: Bad spelling and tidy up.

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 8:46:41 PM   
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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 9:08:38 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Although I wish Britain was a Republic I don't wish any harm to any member of the Royal family, I just wish that they would give the people back their lands and revenues and return to Germany from where they came. Perhaps we could redeploy the guy who puts toothpaste on Prince Charles toothbrush, yep I'm not kidding......
Warspite1

Punk Reaper I respect you views even though I don't agree with your thoughts on the monarchy. However, your comment about going back from where they came? You had a go at Wodin over his Clegg comment - and here you are with this kind of nonsense.

1. BTW, the monarchy costs ever person 0.62p per annum - but fair enough, if on principle you do not want unelected rulers then the actual cost is of no consequence. However,
2. The Hanoverians came to this country in the 1700's. By the time of the third George (I think it was) subsequent Hanovarians were born here and spoke English. Queen Victoria married a German in the 1800's is that a crime? Where do they "go back to"? You sound like a BNP supporter with rubbish like that....


I apologise for the German comment, out of order and I take your rebuke on the chin. I just think its sad that the need for a good knees up (nearly said a National party but that really did sound BNP like) makes people forget the anger with the Royal family over numerous issues. A good monach like the queen disguises the fact that a hereditary head of state runs the risk of having a corrupt idiot on the throne and no mechanism to remove him.
Prince Andrew has had all sorts of criticism over lining his own pockets using government contacts and although now unlikely at one time he was much closer to being on the throne....

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RE: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Weekend - 6/5/2012 9:15:58 PM   
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quote:

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Although I wish Britain was a Republic I don't wish any harm to any member of the Royal family, I just wish that they would give the people back their lands and revenues and return to Germany from where they came. Perhaps we could redeploy the guy who puts toothpaste on Prince Charles toothbrush, yep I'm not kidding......
Warspite1

Punk Reaper I respect you views even though I don't agree with your thoughts on the monarchy. However, your comment about going back from where they came? You had a go at Wodin over his Clegg comment - and here you are with this kind of nonsense.

1. BTW, the monarchy costs ever person 0.62p per annum - but fair enough, if on principle you do not want unelected rulers then the actual cost is of no consequence. However,
2. The Hanoverians came to this country in the 1700's. By the time of the third George (I think it was) subsequent Hanovarians were born here and spoke English. Queen Victoria married a German in the 1800's is that a crime? Where do they "go back to"? You sound like a BNP supporter with rubbish like that....


I apologise for the German comment, out of order and I take your rebuke on the chin. I just think its sad that the need for a good knees up (nearly said a National party but that really did sound BNP like) makes people forget the anger with the Royal family over numerous issues. A good monach like the queen disguises the fact that a hereditary head of state runs the risk of having a corrupt idiot on the throne and no mechanism to remove him.
Prince Andrew has had all sorts of criticism over lining his own pockets using government contacts and although now unlikely at one time he was much closer to being on the throne....

Warspite1

I accept your point about the fear of no mechanism to remove a corrupt monarch. In practice though I think in this day and age it would be simpler than you imagine.

Albeit for different reasons, we have "previous" for getting rid of monarchs we "didn't like" Charles I (a bit extreme I know, but then Oliver and son didn't fare too well did they?), James II (he was too catholic in his sympathies!) and after Anne left this mortal coil sans issue, they had to call in George I from Hanover as the 50+ close relatives to Queen Anne were all too catholic!!

In the modern, 24-hour media hungry age, I think there would be much less sympathy for someone feathering his own nest and not putting in the hours.

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