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In America, atheists are still in the closet

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#48321 Apr 15, 2013
Mikko wrote:
Sweden is a democracy
Monarchy.

Ask their king.

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#48322 Apr 15, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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You are so wrong!
Vatican City = still a country.
KJV

United States

#48323 Apr 15, 2013
Mikko wrote:
Sweden is a democracy
Is that a splinter in your eye?

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#48324 Apr 15, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Is that a splinter in your eye?
Hello troll!

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#48325 Apr 15, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Monarchy.
Ask their king.
All POWER proceeds from the PEOPLE. This is the foundation of parliamentary DEMOCRACY in Sweden

/the king had to ask the state for permission to marry
KJV

United States

#48326 Apr 15, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>Hello troll!
Troll? Me?

I think not.

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#48327 Apr 15, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Troll? Me?
I think not.
you behave like a troll
KJV

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#48328 Apr 15, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>you behave like a troll
Trolls copy me. I can't help that I'm their super hero.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

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#48329 Apr 15, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Trolls copy me. I can't help that I'm their super hero.
You said it, no one else did, you just admitted to being a king troll.
Lincoln

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#48330 Apr 15, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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You said it, no one else did, you just admitted to being a king troll.
This is the most amusing thread ....
:-)

“I Am No One Else”

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Seattle

#48331 Apr 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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This is the most amusing thread ....
:-)
The only reason I'm still even subscribed to it.:P

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#48332 Apr 15, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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All POWER proceeds from the PEOPLE. This is the foundation of parliamentary DEMOCRACY in Sweden
The king being the king and the head of state would make it a foundation of being a monarchy.

PS: Vatican City is a country.

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#48333 Apr 15, 2013
Mikko wrote:
/the king had to ask the state for permission to marry
Swedes pay for the wedding.

HAHAAHAHAHAHAH!

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#48334 Apr 15, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The king being the king and the head of state would make it a foundation of being a monarchy.
The Swedish State is a democracy with a constitutiton

All POWER proceeds from the PEOPLE. This is the foundation of parliamentary DEMOCRACY in Sweden
SupaAFC

Leven, UK

#48335 Apr 16, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
is-is.
SuperFAG wrote:
Wikipedia is the -only- source where the quote shows up ad verbatim
"only"
SuperFAG wrote:
Review: Macmillan was the unanimous choice of the sitting Conservative cabinet; he was duly appointed the new PM.
"unanimous"
SuperFAG
#48063
'Nobody, despite your continual spin, denies that Britain has a monarchy. Or that it has "powers". Or that the monarch is our head of state.
SuperFAG
'Thus, Britain's system of government is not a monarchy.
Your red herrings and strawmen have been refuted plenty of times. When are you actually going to post something of substance?

You certainly do remind me of creationists.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Posted quote: four sources. Needed to refute: two.[/QUOTE

Actual argument: Barefoot used Wikipedia thus contradicted himself. Asked to name source. Refused to name source, ran with red herring.

[QUOTE who="barefoot2626"] <quoted text>Vatican City = country.

Yes or no?
SupaAFC never brought up Vatican City. Yes or no?

Owning an item makes that person the item. Yes or no?

Barefoot contradicted himself within one page and cannot admit that North Korea and China are democracies by his logic. Yes or no?

Barefoot cannot define democracy. Yes or no?

The United States is a republic. Yes or no?

You know that Barefoot is melting down again when he loses track of who said what and can only respond with the same refuted red herrings that did not remotely attack my arguments.

Conclusion: manchild cannot admit that Britain is a typical western democracy while the Queen does nothing but open supermarkets, pet corgis and visit hospitals.

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#48336 Apr 16, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
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Your red herrings and strawmen have been refuted plenty of times.
You do know know what either are though you use them in all your posts.

I don't even have to look to know there are in your post here.

I'd bet you money but then as we all saw: you have no honor and you have already britished your way out of the last bet.

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#48337 Apr 16, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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The Swedish State is a democracy with a constitutiton
Monarchies can and do have Constitutions.

What sets monarchies apart from democracies is: monarchies have a monarch.

This is the equation:
Monarchies = monarchs.

We established you are unable to admit you are wrong- as with SuperFAG- even when presented with actual fact, e.g., monarch = monarchy, and as you asserted the Vatican wasn't a country when in fact ("Fact" being the key word): it is.

Both suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder, it seems.

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#48338 Apr 16, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
SupaAFC never brought up Vatican City.
Never said you did.

It isn't all about SuperFAG.

Obviously SuperFAG suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder- unable to admit he is wrong long after proved wrong.

Is the United KING_dom a monarchy? Yes or no?

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#48339 Apr 16, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Conclusion: manchild cannot admit that Britain is a typical western democracy while the Queen does nothing but open supermarkets, pet corgis and visit hospitals.
Does the Queen OPEN the Parliament, yes or no?

Does the Queen appoint the PM, Yes or no?

Can the Queen dismiss the Parliament: yes she can.

If the Queen- and Prince Charles- hold no power, why are they consulted on various legislation?

Can they veto legislation? Why YES, they can.

(quote)
Royal influence

Here is a list of government bills that have required the consent of the Queen or the Prince of Wales. It is not exhaustive and in only one case does it show whether any changes were made. It is drawn from data gleaned from two Freedom of Information requests.

The Queen

Agriculture (miscellaneous provisions) bill 1962

Housing Act 1996

Rating (Valuation Act) 1999

Military actions against Iraq (parliamentary approval bill) 1999 – consent not signified

Pollution prevention and control bill (1999)

High hedges bills 2000/01 and 2002/03

European Union bill 2004

Civil Partnership Act 2004

Higher Education Act 2004

National Insurance Contributions and Statutory Payments Act 2004

Identity cards bill 2004-06

Work and families bill 2005-06

Commons bill 2006

Animal Welfare Act 2006

Charities Act 2006

Child maintenance and other payments bill (2006/07)

Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007

Courts, Tribunals and Enforcement Act 2007

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Fixed term parliaments bill (2010-12 session)

Prince Charles

Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970

Land Registration (Scotland Act) 1979

Pilotage bill 1987

Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997

House of Lords Act 1999

Gambling bill 2004-05

Road Safety bill 2004-05

Natural environment and rural communities bill 2005-06

London Olympics bill 2005-06

Commons bill 2006

Charities Act 2006

Housing and regeneration bill 2007-08

Energy bill 2007-08

Planning bill 2007-08

Co-operative and community benefit societies and credit unions bill 2008-09

Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction (Lords) 2008-09

Marine and Coastal Access (Lords) 2008-09

Coroners and justice bill 2008-09

Marine navigation aids bill 2009-2010

Wreck Removal Convention Act 2010-12

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#48340 Apr 16, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
... the Queen does nothing but open supermarkets, pet corgis and visit hospitals.
What a deal she is for taxpayers- only $50 million a year!

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