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#6328 Jul 24, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
<quoted text>Good plan that they sent her away.
I think so too.

“<3”

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Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#6329 Jul 24, 2013
And British dental care sucks, truly.

:D

“100% Princess”

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Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#6330 Jul 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
BTW, ITA agree with you about the British Royalty.
If I were a British taxpayer, I would find it offensive that a small group of folks who do almost nothing productive with their lives gets to live in opulence on taxpayers dime.
Heck, give me a bunch of castles, servants, airplanes, etc. on taxpayers dime and nothing to do with my life and I too would bear the immense burden of finding a couple days a year to go fly to Africa, stay in a 5 star resort, with my servants, and take day trips for photo ops with starving African children.
I would also forgo a few days vacation a year so that I could bear the immense burden of filming PSA's encouraging folks who actually work for a living to do more to help any number of causes that I find noble, as I just sit on my butt and do nothing to earn a living to help such causes myself.
I also don't draw comparisons to compare a useless figure head to Kennedy, who was elected the President of the United States and received compensation accordingly. The Kennedy family also didn't make their money or support their lifestyle on the backs of taxpayers (it was made during prohibition, according to my understanding), like the British Royalty does.
Then it's a good thing you aren't British. I suppose that everyone thinks their particular way of life is the best--otherwise WHY would you live that way. So if the people of the British Isles and the other members of the commonwealth want to party in the streets because a baby was born--more friggin' power to them. It's THEIR country.

If we want to party in the streets because a certain member of a political party won--sobeit--it's OUR country.

I cast no stones, because it's their system, Rock on. So a hearty Good show, pip pip, cheerios and froot loops to them.

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#6331 Jul 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I think so too.
I remember going to Canada for Christmas when I was 17, and how hard I cried at leaving my boyfriend for two whole weeks. They thought I was going to die of a broken heart.

“<3”

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Black Rock City, NV

#6332 Jul 24, 2013
Really

Los Angeles, CA

#6333 Jul 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
BTW, ITA agree with you about the British Royalty.
If I were a British taxpayer, I would find it offensive that a small group of folks who do almost nothing productive with their lives gets to live in opulence on taxpayers dime.
Heck, give me a bunch of castles, servants, airplanes, etc. on taxpayers dime and nothing to do with my life and I too would bear the immense burden of finding a couple days a year to go fly to Africa, stay in a 5 star resort, with my servants, and take day trips for photo ops with starving African children.
I would also forgo a few days vacation a year so that I could bear the immense burden of filming PSA's encouraging folks who actually work for a living to do more to help any number of causes that I find noble, as I just sit on my butt and do nothing to earn a living to help such causes myself.
I also don't draw comparisons to compare a useless figure head to Kennedy, who was elected the President of the United States and received compensation accordingly. The Kennedy family also didn't make their money or support their lifestyle on the backs of taxpayers (it was made during prohibition, according to my understanding), like the British Royalty does.
You're offended because you are a stupid tea bag dk that doesn't know what you are talking about.
You should stick to impressing the fat old ladies with your bullshit stories of your James Bond life.

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#6334 Jul 24, 2013
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>Then it's a good thing you aren't British. I suppose that everyone thinks their particular way of life is the best--otherwise WHY would you live that way. So if the people of the British Isles and the other members of the commonwealth want to party in the streets because a baby was born--more friggin' power to them. It's THEIR country.
If we want to party in the streets because a certain member of a political party won--sobeit--it's OUR country.
I cast no stones, because it's their system, Rock on. So a hearty Good show, pip pip, cheerios and froot loops to them.
Whoa!!!! I'm not casting any stones. I also never said it wasnít their right to make their own choices, and I donít judge them adversely for it either. I also donít resent the British Monarchy for the lifestyle they live. If I were one of them, I would shamefully live the same way. Thatís the system they have, after all.

I simply said if I were a British taxpayer, I would not be one to support it (there are some over there who call for it to be abolished). The thought of some coal miner (or pretty much anyone who contributes to society via labor) busting his hump in a mine and paying taxes in part so Prince Charles can live in opulence and go skiing in the alps would not sit well with me.

The only argument Iíve ever heard in support of the monarchy is tradition. Continuation of a very costly tradition that provides little to no tangible benefit doesnít cut it for me, on a purely logical level. Youíd have to give me more than that. There are costs involved and that money could be spent in more productive ways and ways that help British society, overall and not just a very small group of privileged folks.

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#6335 Jul 24, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
<quoted text>I remember going to Canada for Christmas when I was 17, and how hard I cried at leaving my boyfriend for two whole weeks. They thought I was going to die of a broken heart.
Bambi and I were apart for my first year of college.

It is hard to be apart from someone you love, but it makes the reunion that much better ... that lusting sensation you get when you finally are reunited and together is one of the best things life has to offer, IMO ... the feeling of wanting to wanna rip each others clothes off the second you lay eyes on each other is passion at its finest.

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#6337 Jul 24, 2013
See that's sweet! We weren't doing that though. You married her and I broke up with mine because I realized it wasn't going to last. He went on to be very successful.
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bambi and I were apart for my first year of college.
It is hard to be apart from someone you love, but it makes the reunion that much better ... that lusting sensation you get when you finally are reunited and together is one of the best things life has to offer, IMO ... the feeling of wanting to wanna rip each others clothes off the second you lay eyes on each other is passion at its finest.
Really

Los Angeles, CA

#6338 Jul 24, 2013
Stored wrote:
<quoted text>In the I Don't Give A Sh!t file.
How can any one person type so much about themselves?
Tiny fellas have to expend a lot of energy propping up their little egos.

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#6342 Jul 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>Whoa!!!! I'm not casting any stones. I also never said it wasn’t their right to make their own choices, and I don’t judge them adversely for it either. I also don’t resent the British Monarchy for the lifestyle they live. If I were one of them, I would shamefully live the same way. That’s the system they have, after all.

I simply said if I were a British taxpayer, I would not be one to support it (there are some over there who call for it to be abolished). The thought of some coal miner (or pretty much anyone who contributes to society via labor) busting his hump in a mine and paying taxes in part so Prince Charles can live in opulence and go skiing in the alps would not sit well with me.

The only argument I’ve ever heard in support of the monarchy is tradition. Continuation of a very costly tradition that provides little to no tangible benefit doesn’t cut it for me, on a purely logical level. You’d have to give me more than that. There are costs involved and that money could be spent in more productive ways and ways that help British society, overall and not just a very small group of privileged folks.
Unshamefully live the same way, I meant.

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#6343 Jul 24, 2013
Really wrote:
<quoted text>
You should stick to impressing the fat old ladies with your bullshit stories of your James Bond life.
ROFLMAO!!! This guy thinks my life stories are on par with James Bond. I had no idea I was such an exciting guy!!!

“100% Princess”

Level 8

Since: Jan 07

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#6344 Jul 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Whoa!!!! I'm not casting any stones. I also never said it wasnít their right to make their own choices, and I donít judge them adversely for it either. I also donít resent the British Monarchy for the lifestyle they live. If I were one of them, I would shamefully live the same way. Thatís the system they have, after all.
I simply said if I were a British taxpayer, I would not be one to support it (there are some over there who call for it to be abolished). The thought of some coal miner (or pretty much anyone who contributes to society via labor) busting his hump in a mine and paying taxes in part so Prince Charles can live in opulence and go skiing in the alps would not sit well with me.
The only argument Iíve ever heard in support of the monarchy is tradition. Continuation of a very costly tradition that provides little to no tangible benefit doesnít cut it for me, on a purely logical level. Youíd have to give me more than that. There are costs involved and that money could be spent in more productive ways and ways that help British society, overall and not just a very small group of privileged folks.
Like I said, then it's a good thing you aren't...LOL. I just find it amusing that people who have a cursory idea of a certain lifestyle, experience, or whatever (and not you, but anyone) seem like they're the ones that "I could NEVER live like that" "That's just wrong" or whatever.....

As you say, there are some who call for the abolition of the monarchy--and if they're British, then I have no problem with it.

I'm not sure that the British monarchy doesn't put money back into the public coffers. Look at the people they employ for housekeepers, wait staff, gardeners, groundskeepers, secretaries, and whatnot (ya gotta love whatnot) But that being said, this is much to serious a subject for Ricky's fun little thread.

So, I'm going to go see what Princess Sue has whipped up in the kitchen and get a refill of my sweet tea....

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#6346 Jul 24, 2013
Sublimes Number One Biggest Fan wrote:
<quoted text>In the I Don't Give A Sh!t file.
LMFAO ... The irony of this coming from some guy who invests so much of his life thinking about me, reading my every post, and responding to them only to be ignored 95% of the time, is quite profound.

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#6349 Jul 24, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
<quoted text>See that's sweet! We weren't doing that though. You married her and I broke up with mine because I realized it wasn't going to last. He went on to be very successful.
It's hard to know if it will last at that age, but I imagine you know what I am talking about.

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#6352 Jul 24, 2013
Really wrote:
<quoted text>
It costs the taxpayers about $1.50 (in us currency )per year.
But being you're a stupid tea bag dk I'm sure that's a lot of money for you.
The billions in tourism the royals bring in offset that by tenfold.
Newsflash, almost no one goes to Britain because of the royal family ... they may go to see the landmarks associated with the monarchy, but they would go see them regardless, just like folks go visit castles in Germany. It's not like the London Tower and Buckingham Castle and many of the other landmarks associated with the monarchy, both past and present, would be torn down if they got rid of the Monarchy and it's not like folks who say, eh, I'm no longer interested in seeing these landmarks if they got rid of the Royal Family.

Also, that $1.50 per taxpayer, adds up to a crap load of $$ and could be spent on things that improve the life of the British as a whole and not just the Royal Family, just so that mostly women (and you) who are enthralled with the Royal Family can vicariously live out your princess fantasies.

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#6357 Jul 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFLMAO!!! This guy thinks my life stories are on par with James Bond. I had no idea I was such an exciting guy!!!
LOL

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#6358 Jul 24, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's hard to know if it will last at that age, but I imagine you know what I am talking about.
Yes. You were a little older so maybe that was the difference.

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#6364 Jul 24, 2013
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>Like I said, then it's a good thing you aren't...LOL. I just find it amusing that people who have a cursory idea of a certain lifestyle, experience, or whatever (and not you, but anyone) seem like they're the ones that "I could NEVER live like that" "That's just wrong" or whatever.....
As you say, there are some who call for the abolition of the monarchy--and if they're British, then I have no problem with it.
My surname is English and my paternal lineage goes back to England and eventually Normandy-France, my paternal lineage first appearing in England shortly after the conquest by William the Conqueror; however, I never said i could not live there or would not want to live there because of the monarchy. I simply said if I were a British taxpayer (and I am not), I would not support it. I never called for abolishing it, either. It doesn't really affect me. I really don't care, one way or the other, and even if I were British wouldn't care very much one way or the other. It's not terribly important matter in the scheme of things.

It's also not like there aren't many things I don't like here in the states. Does that mean I should not wish to live here? When it comes to things of a political nature, no one always gets there way. It's a part of life, and even if I were British, I could probably think of many more things that are more important than whether the British Monarchy exists or not.
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure that the British monarchy doesn't put money back into the public coffers. Look at the people they employ for housekeepers, wait staff, gardeners, groundskeepers, secretaries, and whatnot (ya gotta love whatnot)
Trickle down economics, really?
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>But that being said, this is much to serious a subject for Ricky's fun little thread.
So, I'm going to go see what Princess Sue has whipped up in the kitchen and get a refill of my sweet tea....
REally, this is a serious subject? I could hardly care one way or the other, and I would feel the same even if I lived in Britain.

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#6367 Jul 24, 2013
Really wrote:
Perhaps I should compare you to Pepe LePew.
Would that make you feel good too?
No, by all means, please stick with James Bond. Your backhanded insults are amusing.

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