In America, atheists are still in the closet

Apr 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Spiked

So do many other interest and identity groups. Complaint is our political lingua franca: it's what Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Wall Street titans, religious and irreligious people share.

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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Official Name: Kingdom of Sweden
Government Type: Constitutional monarchy.
Head of State--King Carl XVI Gustaf
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

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Nov 22, 2012
 
ChristineM wrote:
Letís face it, the same model was used for the development of the US 2707. In the UK 700 companies and 25000 people and were employed on Concorde development project in the UK alone.
BILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS, Skanque.

HAHAHAAHAHAHAH!

"The development costs of Concorde were around £1.134 billion, which was funded by the UK and French governments. The cost to build the 16 production Concordes was £654 million of which £278 million was recovered through sales returns (this included spares, technical support, etc.). This debt was also funded by the 2 governments. "

Skanque:
Costs:£1.134 billion plus £654 million.
Minus:£278 million...

Hmmmmm.

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Nov 22, 2012
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Official Name: Kingdom of Sweden
Government Type: Constitutional monarchy.
Head of State--King Carl XVI Gustaf
yup
nope
yup

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Just want you to know ... it's really tough watching someone's mind go like this. You are the one suggested "constitutional monarchy" as the more descriptive term for UK's government.
You will see I put QUOTES around the term as it is used by others, not by me.

But quotes or not: it is a monarchy- and a "constitutional" monarchy (that is to say, those monarchies that have a written constitution but that are monarchies) are still-- pay attention- MONARCHIES.

I understand: you NotBots are in the position of acknowledging (yet again) the facts support me, and not you.
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Nov 22, 2012
 
Some people define democracy as securing less votes than your opposition but winning in a dubious court of law.(USA 2000)
Mikko wrote:
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Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

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Yep.

Explain what "Kingdom of Sweden" means.

Over here in the English-speaking world, it means that you are officially a kingdom meaning your head of state is a monarch.
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Nov 22, 2012
 
So Sweden is a democracy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representative_d...
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Official Name: Kingdom of Sweden
Government Type: Constitutional monarchy.
Head of State--King Carl XVI Gustaf

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Nov 22, 2012
 
"Sweden's Head of State is the nations supreme representative but has no political powers."

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853/a/21785

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Yep.
Explain what "Kingdom of Sweden" means.
Over here in the English-speaking world, it means that you are officially a kingdom meaning your head of state is a monarch.
you love to be wrong all the time about sweden!

"Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments."

official state website http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853

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Concord was not subsidised when it was in commercial operation.
Of course it was.

BA bought the jets from the government for less than what they cost.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH!

The plan was for (up to, depending on which dreamer you care to quote) 1,500 airliners of which 20 were built of which 16 were actually used of which NINE were eventually sold at a loss.

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!

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ChristineM wrote:
The Boeing 2707 was a total loss for US tax payers, go suck a lemon
Total loss?

Compared to the loss of billions lost by UK & French taxpayers?

Feasibility studies are just that: investments to see if larger projects are viable. Some are; some are not.

The US Congress wisely withdrew from the project and we can look to the concorde as proof that they made the right decision.

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Mikko wrote:
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you love to be wrong all the time about sweden!
"Sweden is a parliamentary democracy,
Constitutional monarchy.

How many sites do I need to post?

Tell us again: what is the OFFICIAL NAME of Sweden.
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Nov 22, 2012
 
Wrong.
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Of course it was.
BA bought the jets from the government for less than what they cost.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH!
The plan was for (up to, depending on which dreamer you care to quote) 1,500 airliners of which 20 were built of which 16 were actually used of which NINE were eventually sold at a loss.
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!

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Mikko wrote:
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you love to be wrong all the time about sweden!
"Sweden is a parliamentary democracy,
The government of North Korea insists it is a democracy as well.

What is the name of Sweden, again?

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Nov 22, 2012
 
Mikko wrote:
"Sweden's Head of State is the nations supreme representative but has no political powers."
Head of state...

Has certain meaning in the English language... maybe you lost it in translation.

What is the official name of Sweden again?

To be sure: the MONARCH in Sweden has less power than the MONARCH in the UK but the thing about the word MONARCH when used in the context of government is: if you have a MONARCH as your Head of State then you are in a MONARCHY.

Would you like for me to post the definition of the word "MONARCHY" yet again? to find a definition with fewer words?

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Nov 22, 2012
 
RHill wrote:
You are the first (perhaps in Human History) to bring "democratic monarchy" into a discussion.
How said you are unable to be able to maintain your concentration through entire sentences, it seems you are forever befuddled by conjunctions and unable to understand the context...

Ooops. Sorry... it seems I used a conjunction...

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Nov 22, 2012
 
ChristineM wrote:
British Airways said in the mid 80s that they would have bought
I'd buy a Dodge pick up truck if the US government paid for 90 percent of it...

Well... maybe 95 percent of it...

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Say what? Maybe airfares are tax deductible in the US but they have NEVER been tax deductible in the UK
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

More of you defining what "is-is".

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Total loss?
Compared to the loss of billions lost by UK & French taxpayers?
Feasibility studies are just that: investments to see if larger projects are viable. Some are; some are not.
The US Congress wisely withdrew from the project and we can look to the concorde as proof that they made the right decision.
Interestingly enough there were orders for 122 of them when the project was cancelled.

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ChristineM wrote:
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Concord was not subsidised when it was in commercial operation.
Development cost over 1.1 Billion, money well spent
Say what? Maybe airfares are tax deductible in the US but they have NEVER been tax deductible in the UK
"Maybe airfares are tax deductible in the US but they have NEVER been tax deductible in the UK"

If you're an employee or a director you might be able to get tax relief for business expenses you've paid for. These include the cost of professional fees or subscriptions, business travel and subsistence, tools and specialist clothing.

What counts as a 'tax-deductible' expense?

You can only get tax relief for business expenses you've paid for and if they were for the cost of:

* travelling you had to do in doing your job

other expenses you had to pay in doing your job - and which related only to doing your job

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/incometax/tax-allow-ee...

Seems you have overlooked a tax deduction .
Should have kept your receipts for flying on Concorde.

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