Originally posted by jedski26+Feb 14th, 2004 - 3:08 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jedski26 @ Feb 14th, 2004 - 3:08 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
@Jan 30th, 2004 - 8:21 am
Yes we Bruneians sadly do have high standard of living* :blush: . and Prince Jefri, well he is famuly no matter what, and he is the favourite brother.
Sean you think The Sultan spends alot thats nothing compared to His wife Raja Isteri
It's 'his' money she's spending. And he is the one spending on things like palaces, cars, etc. So much money and opportunity squandered, AFAIC.
sean if i wer u i would be worried if its my money that they thing that you should do sean is enjoy reading and not commenting with issues that doesnt concern you! my advice to you is that you mind your own business!are spending! You know what it seems that you are on watch with royal spending, is it because you envy them? the bestthing that you should do sean is enjoy reading and not commenting with issues that doesnt concern you! my advice to you is that you mind your own business! [/b][/quote]
Um, excuse me, but you have no right whatsover to tell me or anyone one else as to what they can or should comment on. This is a discussion forum (look up the meaning), where people are free to discuss what they want about royals and royalty related subjects. What are you going to do, send the Jordanian Intelligence Services after everyone whose comments you don't like? This isn't Jordan, where freedom of speech is limited. In any case, no one is forcing you to read anything (and I didn't start this thread).
And no, to answer your rather silly question, I'm not envious of demagogues and dictators. Nor am I envious of those who have the misfortune of living under them. Furthermore, since you thought it appropriate to dispense 'advice' to me, I feel compelled to return to favour. Thus, my advice to you is to learn to respect divergent perspectives and to learn how to responded to arguments with substantive arguments and analysis (rather than basically telling people to shut-up because you don't like what they have to say). It's the only way you will be able to influence peoples' thinking and opinions. Also, work on treating other members with more respect, and perhaps work on your writing skills so that you make more sense in future and don't come across in the manner in which you did.
Finally, in response to your last sentence, be advised that the global poltical affairs and economic development and finance issues are actually my business (literally). Moreover, in today's 'globalized' world, "issues" and events that take place in different areas of the world are no longer confined to national and regional boundaries. Things like poverty, terrorism (which often feeds on the former), environmental degredation, weapons proliferation, struggles for national deterination, trade, unequal distribution of resources, etc. etc. have consequences that affect all of us. Thus, as far as I'm concerned, it is everyones responsibility to speak up when they feel necesssary in order hold world leaders to account. It's obvious from your posts you're from a politcal culture which teaches to simply accept the status quo and not to ask critical and broader questions.