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Old 03-22-2013, 03:25 PM
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:39 PM
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It's shocking that we the public are not informed of what Kate and other royals do when the cameras are not around.
Questions should be asked in Parliament !!
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:44 PM
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It's shocking that we the public are not informed of what Kate and other royals do when the cameras are not around.
What is shocking is the assumption that because the press are not present, the BRF are doing nothing. The world is media fixated as if it is the mouthpiece of everything that happens. Stuff happens that is never reported and that is usually the good, positive, or happy stuff.
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Good to see her out with the Scouts at this event. I think she would have tried the climbing if she wasn't pregnant. The snack reminds me of those days of camp out cooking!

Wonder if Kate's "ten essentials" includes a SAR "Good for one free rescue" helicopter pass. Always a good idea to for a Scout to "Be Prepared."
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:59 PM
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I love that Kate is involved with the scouts - they always seem to be such fun outings, and adds a bit of variety to her activities.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:02 PM
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What is shocking is the assumption that because the press are not present, the BRF are doing nothing. The world is media fixated as if it is the mouthpiece of everything that happens. Stuff happens that is never reported and that is usually the good, positive, or happy stuff.
I totally agree. Lots happens that we don't see and likely will never know about. I'm cool with that, too bad others aren't.
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The problem seems to be, that is, if you can't see it, it didn't happen. Very much a childs way of thinking. Most people get over that when they learn to think and reason.
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I love how involved Kate is, and that she is not afraid to be involved. Just gets stuck in with the kids, helping out, and having fun! What a gal!
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:28 PM
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The problem seems to be, that is, if you can't see it, it didn't happen. Very much a childs way of thinking. Most people get over that when they learn to think and reason.
Exactly. It's like on every article about Prince William on the Daily Mail you'll see commenters saying "doesn't he ever do any searching and rescuing?". Of course he does, but when he's on base the paps get nowhere near him, so we don't see pictures of him doing his job. The only time we see photos of him is when he's doing public engagements or enjoying his time off the job. That gives the false impression that he does nothing else.

I think the royals should radically change the Court Circular and include every single item of their day to day lives (obviously apart from the personal stuff). Every meeting with advisors, security, government officials, charity workers, time spent dealing with correspondence etc. etc. Just stick it all in there. They get no reward for keeping all the other things they do out of the CC.
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This is what we hoped for! MT EastandSouthkay: Thanks @UKScouting & Duchess for publicity: 3 new volunteers contacted me this afternoon

Full Video Report:
Duchess of Cambridge visits Cumbria:
http://www.itv.com/news/border/story...ss-in-cumbria/

Nice interviews with the kids. I'm sure William would've loved to be there too.

Pictures:
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/03/t...t-to-lake.html

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Catherine Hugging One of the Scouts:
http://worldofwindsor.tumblr.com/image/46017378827
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RAW VIDEO: Kate Shows Off Outdoor Cooking Skills With Scouts - YouTube
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She looks so much happier and more comfortable at these events where the press is at more of a distance and where she's not dressed up and at the center of attention quite so much.
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I love how involved Kate is, and that she is not afraid to be involved. Just gets stuck in with the kids, helping out, and having fun! What a gal!
You and me both. She's not afraid to jump in head first, so to speak, and get her hands dirty. I noticed that when the kids see adults doing the activity on the agenda, they're more likely to participate, and Catherine's definitely in there, front and center, doing everything that the kids and other volunteers are supposed to be doing. Love it.

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She looks so much happier and more comfortable at these events where the press is at more of a distance and where she's not dressed up and at the center of attention quite so much.
That is a very good observation, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this. I'd venture it says quite a lot about how Catherine feels about being the center of attention and focus.
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Wonder if Kate's "ten essentials" includes a SAR "Good for one free rescue" helicopter pass. Always a good idea to for a Scout to "Be Prepared."
I wonder...... too funny!Good one!
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I love that Kate is involved with the scouts - they always seem to be such fun outings, and adds a bit of variety to her activities.

The pictures are cute, but I can't shake my negative feelings about scouting (ever since a policeman friend told me that the Org. is a magnet for pedophiles).
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The pictures are cute, but I can't shake my negative feelings about scouting (ever since a policeman friend told me that the Org. is a magnet for pedophiles).
As are schools, athletic teams, the internet, the Dairy Queen...
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In the UK everyone, including volunteers, is vetted before they can get involved. All taxi drivers, school bus drivers, cleaners, teachers, you name it, has to go through these checks.
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The pictures are cute, but I can't shake my negative feelings about scouting (ever since a policeman friend told me that the Org. is a magnet for pedophiles).
During my Virtus training (Catholic Church sponsored child abuse prevention course) we learned about pedophile "grooming" techniques from the abusers themselves. Any organization that is oriented to children and relies upon volunteers is very attractive to pedophiles.
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In the UK everyone, including volunteers, is vetted before they can get involved. All taxi drivers, school bus drivers, cleaners, teachers, you name it, has to go through these checks.
It's very similar in the U.S. I've been fingerprinted and checked at least 3 times as I am a teacher and volunteer. AYSO (youth soccer), Boy/Girl Scouts and other organizations require it as well.
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That is all good and well done, but it#s so easy to put anybody who likes children and wants to help them under a kind of general suspicion.
Plus the way things are seen changes all the time - while we accept young girls dressed in very short skirts we cannot watch the once cult movie "Bilitis" without feeling that it caters to pedophilia.

There are many, many people in the Catholic scout movement and in the RC church who would never ever do something to hurt children. But there are those in every aspect of live who enjoy powergames and those using children are the easiest to come by - much satisfaction from not yet sophisticated or even suspecting children.

So what my friends, relatives and of course my family did was to take our children serious from a very early age and to tell them what to look out for, which situations to avoid (grown-ups eg normally don't ask children which way to drive but would do so in case of a planned abduction, so we advised them never to react and not to approach a car to answer questions). We told them that it is alright and necessary to say "no" to a situation they don't feel comfortable in. A cousin even explained what SSC means - not in a sexual way but you can judge any situation and your plan to become active in it considering the questions: Is it Safe? Is it Sane? And is it Consensual? Last point is important: never accept things you don't want to do (okay, you have to do your homework, be home on time and help with the household...!), have the courage to say NO! and try to omit all situations which you can't control (they are not safe) and don't do things that might turn out nasty (that would be not sane..)

Because IMHO the only way to really protect children from pedophiles and other ill-meaning folk is to make them into strong personalities who know they have a choice. Our children were raised not to be victims.
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