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Forum: British Royals 12-15-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
That's a great way to shut up the opposing view,...

That's a great way to shut up the opposing view, and is that not the type of tactics that occur in non-democracies.

Is the monarchy worth keeping? I read a lot of arguments expressing the pros...
Forum: British Royals 10-30-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
Your absolute right to keep your monarchy has...

Your absolute right to keep your monarchy has never been in question, at least not by me! I find the idea that this is how it works rather primitive, but I also acknowledged that’s an unfortunate...
Forum: British Royals 10-29-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
Do you mean the holdings acquired for the most...

Do you mean the holdings acquired for the most part through exploitation (to put it mildly) of other countries? HM does not have to put it all in a pot, what's done is done. However, governments...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
Hofburg, by your own admission this has been a...

Hofburg, by your own admission this has been a fascinating topic. And as such, in a debate it is sometimes necessary to delve into the larger context, not just the specific in order to drive our...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
No offence, it's a debate so we are sharing...

No offence, it's a debate so we are sharing ideas. Not when, it is still institutionalized, only slavery and segregation ended. How long ago, in the grand scheme of things, yesterday. That's also an...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
Wait a minute… Declaring war on Britain? Your...

Wait a minute… Declaring war on Britain? Your post completely confused me. Why don’t I address the part that my little brain could process, how is that for straightforward.

Yes, the law states...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
Well, you have the most sophisticated argument...

Well, you have the most sophisticated argument yet. Let say I’m persuaded by it, you are still overlooking one element which is, in an institutionalized inequity as well “a egalitarian democracy”,...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
The idealist in me believes that we [the people]...

The idealist in me believes that we [the people] have the power to effect change. We should demand [of our leaders and ourselves] that we not only use our intellect, but also our conscience for the...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
I'm the one who used Bill Clinton in the context...

I'm the one who used Bill Clinton in the context of a head of state versus a monarch in highlighing the difference between the two systems. I don't know what you mean by "only millionaires are...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
Don't be sorry, I stand corrected. That's 8.3...

Don't be sorry, I stand corrected. That's 8.3 million out of how many of the population. I will look it up.

Oops, it looks like I don't have to.
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
A republic will still present the same set of...

A republic will still present the same set of challenges that a monarchy does, the distinction is that the monarchy is more transparent. There are very few cases of the Bill Clintons of the world,...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
Sounds like all the money is going to his head,...

Sounds like all the money is going to his head, egomeniac is an understatement. He’s even more delusional than the aforementioned individuals combined.

Congratualtions on your marriage diamondBrg!
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,217
Posted By Chimene
I think it may have more to do with the fact that...

I think it may have more to do with the fact that the UK has a well-informed constituent who pays attention to the world around them. They held Tony Blair accountable because the press does its job...
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