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Forum: British Royals 01-12-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
Thanks for responding. Well in answer to...

Thanks for responding.

Well in answer to your question, I do have to agree with Little Star.

I do think people are more apathetic today, just not in the UK and just not about royalty. A lot...
Forum: British Royals 01-11-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
You could have fooled me then. Are you...

You could have fooled me then.

Are you seriously saying that all Brits love the monarchy but they just don't show it? :biggrin:

I don't know if I buy that.
Forum: British Royals 01-11-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
That is correct; all caps usually denotes...

That is correct; all caps usually denotes shouting; however, its important to note that other forms of text manipulation can also have less than favorable interpretations. For example, the use of a...
Forum: British Royals 12-11-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
My initial thought on reading this was that...

My initial thought on reading this was that unless you're the Queen who has been trained from birth not to divulge her political views, everyone develops and shares their political views especially...
Forum: British Royals 12-11-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
Not all Americans who are critical of the U.S....

Not all Americans who are critical of the U.S. find living here so unpalatable and even if some do want to leave here, they can't just up and move to a new country with stricter immigration laws...
Forum: British Royals 12-09-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
I think there are two things discussed here:...

I think there are two things discussed here: performing ceremonial functions which is admittedly not too hard and the other is acting as the human symbol of a nation's identity; that is a tougher one...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
In actuality I was only sarcastic in the first...

In actuality I was only sarcastic in the first sentence and even that was rather mild sarcasm. Sorry to offend you with that but the rest of what I wrote was dead serious. These are my points.

...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
Not anyone. If you are under 35 and/or were not...

Not anyone. If you are under 35 and/or were not born in the United States you cannot become president. So the United States has some restrictions also. The people around Arnold Schwarzenegger are...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
I didn't know we were bending the truth with...

I didn't know we were bending the truth with sophisticated arguments hofburg, you flatter us. Actually there is a way for someone not born into a Royal Family to get the top job - marry into it.
...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
That is quite true Elspeth. With money there is...

That is quite true Elspeth. With money there is no level playing field. For every middle class person who looks at the rich and famous for being spoiled and undeserving of what they have will turn...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
Thanks Benjamin. I look forward to reading your...

Thanks Benjamin. I look forward to reading your research paper. :smile:
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
Well the press in the US and in Great Britain are...

Well the press in the US and in Great Britain are pretty much owned by an Australian Rupert Murdoch, who has set as his life's goal the tearing down of the inherited class system. Obviously it...
Forum: British Royals 10-26-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
The post you refer to is mine and you would...

The post you refer to is mine and you would perhaps be interested to read a book about George Washington called For King and Country. It detailed his career as a loyal British soldier during the...
Forum: British Royals 10-26-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
Well your knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman...

Well your knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history is more recent and probably a lot more accurate than mine, Marengo.:flowers:

I think the Greeks had a pretty good system in a crisis. They...
Forum: British Royals 10-26-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
But meritocracy is not as widespread even in the...

But meritocracy is not as widespread even in the US as you imagine. Right now we may say that Kings and Queens are irrelevant but government in general is making itself irrelevant and the real...
Forum: British Royals 10-26-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
Perhaps because Rome was at first a democracy...

Perhaps because Rome was at first a democracy that changed to a dictatorship?

When it comes to re-inventing a national identity no one could beat the old Chinese emperor who ordered burned all...
Forum: British Royals 10-26-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
We have history but we don't have a living tie to...

We have history but we don't have a living tie to history because our nation was built on the ability to re-invent ourselves. History gets in the way of being able to recreate your identity over and...
Forum: British Royals 10-26-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
So why doesn't the monarchy make sense now?

So why doesn't the monarchy make sense now?
Forum: British Royals 10-25-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
With a President you wouldn't have history.

With a President you wouldn't have history.
Forum: British Royals 10-25-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
I think both Britain and the US have always...

I think both Britain and the US have always wanted to do their own thing and not be bothered by anybody else. It works as long as you're not a world power but when a country starts to have prevailing...
Forum: British Royals 10-21-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
What is paid via the Civil List is only a small...

What is paid via the Civil List is only a small portion of the Queen's income. The monies from the Duchy of Cornwall is certainly not paid for via British taxpayers nor is the Duchy of Lancaster the...
Forum: British Royals 10-21-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,213
Posted By ysbel
Given the number of times that you have informed...

Given the number of times that you have informed the members here that the royal family is unimportant and 'window dressing' as you call them, I rather think that you are NOT sorry for stating your...
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