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Re: The Queen
« Reply #105 on: September 14, 2022, 09:35:00 pm »
Right, they are all retards. What a miserable life you must lead, so angry all the time.

Yes, itís me the guy with a family and a job and hobbies who doesnít have 8 hours to spare to stand in line to look at a box with a dead stranger in it thatís living a miserable life. Nailed it big guy.

Itís really telling that you and the other people acting offended here canít even attempt to articulate the phenomenon/spectacle weíve been witnessing here, itís like asking a fish to explain water only itís ideology.
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #106 on: September 14, 2022, 09:38:19 pm »
You nailed it.  Heís a very bitter, angry, petulant person, that not only canít stand differing opinions/interests, but literally doesnít think people should have them.  Iíve never really come across anyone quite like him in real life or online.  Thatís why I like to hang around here.  Itís almost like getting to observe a strange creature in their natural habitat.  You poke and prod it, give it a pellet once in a while, shock it if it acts badly, and observe how it handles different stimuli.

This is so funny because Iím basically the only person here who gives you any of the attention you clearly desperately need. If it wasnít for me satisfying your strange humiliation fetish, you would have probably gotten arrested for jerking off in a Olive Garden bathroom by now.
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« Reply #107 on: September 14, 2022, 10:31:32 pm »
Yes, itís me the guy with a family and a job and hobbies who doesnít have 8 hours to spare to stand in line to look at a box with a dead stranger in it thatís living a miserable life. Nailed it big guy.

Itís really telling that you and the other people acting offended here canít even attempt to articulate the phenomenon/spectacle weíve been witnessing here, itís like asking a fish to explain water only itís ideology.

I really don't give a fat fig if you like the Monarchy or not, I'm just amazed at how bitter and twisted you are and so outraged that millions of people are paying their respects to this woman and her 70 years of service to her country.
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2022, 10:52:35 pm »
Yes, itís me the guy with a family and a job and hobbies who doesnít have 8 hours to spare to stand in line to look at a box with a dead stranger in it thatís living a miserable life.

You do have 14 hours a day to argue with shady though.
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #109 on: September 15, 2022, 12:23:56 am »
I really don't give a fat fig if you like the Monarchy or not, I'm just amazed at how bitter and twisted you are and so outraged that millions of people are paying their respects to this woman and her 70 years of service to her country.
Service? Name one thing she accomplished besides ďexisting.Ē

And yeah you clearly give a fig, itís obvious you find the idea of mocking this nonsense offensive.
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #110 on: September 15, 2022, 12:25:03 am »
You do have 14 hours a day to argue with shady though.

It takes a total of 20 minutes a day to call that retard a retard.
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #111 on: September 15, 2022, 12:31:27 am »
I really don't give a fat fig if you like the Monarchy or not, I'm just amazed at how bitter and twisted you are and so outraged that millions of people are paying their respects to this woman and her 70 years of service to her country.

I donít get the anger either. She has been queen since Churchill. Something like 90% of Canadians were born during her reign and have never known another monarch.

Sheís like a grandmother to many, a constant. She kept her promise and was swearing in PMís until 2 days before she died.

Ambivalence, ok but anger that others respect her seems strange.

Thereís been nothing of the sort in our generation.
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #112 on: September 15, 2022, 12:37:42 am »
Iím team shady and nipples on this thread. Next thing you know Iíll be voting Poilievre.
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #113 on: September 15, 2022, 07:17:03 pm »
Line to view Queen now 8km long. Westminster to Tower Bridge is not a short walk. I've done it. The route goes by Lambeth Bridge which is upstream of Westminster making it even longer.

How long will it be on the weekend?
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #114 on: September 15, 2022, 07:36:25 pm »
Line to view Queen now 8km long. Westminster to Tower Bridge is not a short walk. I've done it. The route goes by Lambeth Bridge which is upstream of Westminster making it even longer.

How long will it be on the weekend?
Maybe they can extend the time to see her, if possible.  Or do 24/7 if theyíre not already doing that.

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Re: The Queen
« Reply #115 on: September 15, 2022, 09:18:23 pm »
I donít get the anger either. She has been queen since Churchill. Something like 90% of Canadians were born during her reign and have never known another monarch.

Sheís like a grandmother to many, a constant. She kept her promise and was swearing in PMís until 2 days before she died.

Ambivalence, ok but anger that others respect her seems strange.

Thereís been nothing of the sort in our generation.

How many would have her work ethic in their nineties? I know i won't, if i ever get there.
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« Reply #116 on: September 20, 2022, 11:58:37 am »
More than 250,000 mourners saw the Queen lying in state - per initial estimate provided by UK government Culture Secretary, Michelle Donelan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjmF59xhoG4
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« Reply #117 on: October 01, 2022, 03:21:49 am »
Service? Name one thing she accomplished besides ďexisting.Ē
I guess it depends on how  you define 'accomplished'.

Granted, she has never ended world hunger, or cured the world of some horrible disease. But, she did provide a certain function to the UK (and to the lesser extent Canadian) government that may not have been earth shattering or spectacular, but had some usefulness nonetheless.

There is a certain value in having a non-political head-of-state, even if it is just for ceremonial purposes. For example, when she grants knighthoods (or when the Canadian gov general grants the order of Canada), it is not "the conservative/labor/liberal/etc. prime minister granting the award", but someone who is not tainted by "which party do you belong to".  (And if you don't see the value in that, just look south of the border, when President Stubby McBonespurs attended a ceremony to honor Native American WW2 vets, and proceeded to make various racial slurs and political insults.)

And while her reign wasn't 100% perfect, it was much "cleaner" (i.e. fewer scandals) than any political leader would have had in the same time period. You would hope that a king or queen would act dignified (while at the same time living life under constant scrutiny) and she managed to do that.

And lets look at a few of the other things she has done:

- She (as well as many other royals) served in the military. (In the case of Queen Liz she was a mechanic and driver, I think involving ambulance services)

- As previous royals had done (and as King Chuckles is doing) she has turned over most revenue from various royal properties (which are technically the property of the royal family) to the government (in  exchange for a yearly stipend). This is a voluntary practice, but the net result is that the government benefits from millions of dollars per year. If she wanted to be greedy, she could have just said "screw you, I'm keeping all the profits", but she didn't.

- It is estimated that her involvement in various charities has contributed to them raising over 1 billion pounds over the years.

See: https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2012/jun/11/queen-charitable-support
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Re: The Queen
« Reply #118 on: October 01, 2022, 03:25:51 am »
I was reading a while ago that Canada has the crown more entrenched in our constitution than in the UK itself. They just need to pass it through parliament but our confederacy is in serious jeopardy trying to come to a unanimous agreement otherwise.

If they decide to abolish that puts us in a precarious situation.
Well, technically the U.K. doesn't even have a constitution. (Well, not a written one anyways...) Their constitution is basically the results of a bunch of laws and precidents that have occurred in the past. So there is no real constitution to amend.

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Re: The Queen
« Reply #119 on: October 29, 2022, 12:30:18 pm »
I was going to post this earlier, but some **** around here got in the way.

Sorry to hear about your Queen. It seems the monarchy's magic, such as it was, died with her.

If the UK abolished the monarchy unilaterally, would it abolish it for all 15 remaining Commonwealth realms? Or would all 15 have to concur? A few years back they amended the succession rules, and all the realms had to concur via their own legislation and/or constitutional amendments.

That would be rather odd, for the Monarchy to be HQ'd in London where it's been disestablished, but still exists for the other 14. Unless they plan to sell all their properties in the UK and move to Ottawa, for example.
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