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Forum: British Royals 01-13-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 391
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Posted By diamondBrg
Elspeth I can go along with everything you...

Elspeth

I can go along with everything you have said, as long as there is a real choice there.

I agree, one cannot expect to receive the extraordinary privileges, benefits, perks for nothing. ...
Forum: British Royals 01-13-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
Elspeth First as regards the American flag,...

Elspeth

First as regards the American flag, you are correct, but I must plead ignorance because I have never felt that way. It is a piece of cloth, nothing more and it represents a political...
Forum: British Royals 01-13-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
See BF, here is the rub to that. Take...

See BF, here is the rub to that.

Take Beatrice and Eugenie, their mother is independently wealthy in her own right and you cannot dictate what she does with her money. If she chooses her...
Forum: British Royals 01-13-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
OK, how does that translate into requiring any...

OK, how does that translate into requiring any behaviors or behavioral changes from the RF?

If the UK did everything you have just stated, how do you compel Prince Andrew and his daughters for...
Forum: British Royals 01-13-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
:flowers::flowers::flowers: I have always...

:flowers::flowers::flowers:

I have always loved a practical woman.

Tell me this then, because it occurs to me that people of your social class are in a unique position to have some real,...
Forum: British Royals 01-13-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
Skydragon said; "Any hope of changing things...

Skydragon said;

"Any hope of changing things within the royals is by the elected government explaining to HM that the country is demanding that Andrew and Edward (as an example) either pull their...
Forum: British Royals 01-13-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
OK, I am open to that, how do you that and...

OK, I am open to that, how do you that and achieve real, practical, measurable results? How do you in a practical way require, dictate or enforce such change?
Forum: British Royals 01-13-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
Skydragon Are you saying that British young...

Skydragon

Are you saying that British young people, TODAY, die for Queen Elizabeth and NOT the nation of and people of the UK? Really?

I believe another poster pointed out that the Queen could...
Forum: British Royals 01-12-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
George Bush is all but despised in the US, by the...

George Bush is all but despised in the US, by the nation as a whole. Republicans have and continue to distance themselves from him in this election year, yes. BUT, the American people TWICE saw...
Forum: British Royals 01-11-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
What I am saying is that for all the complaining,...

What I am saying is that for all the complaining, bellyaching and whining about what the Royal Family OWES the British public, what they are FAILING to do, etc, YES, the British public LOVE the...
Forum: British Royals 01-10-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
When Are The GREAT British People Gonna Get Honest?

I LOVE the British people, my ancestry is from there for the most part. I LOVE the British Monarchy and everything it entails, for the most part.

I am NOT being cute, clever or condescending...
Forum: British Royals 11-02-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
Beatrixfan I think you are under the...

Beatrixfan

I think you are under the impression that if the UK became a Republic that there would be significant change and as a practical matter I don't agree. I fully realize that appearances...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
It most assuredly is "life time benefits" no...

It most assuredly is "life time benefits" no doubt about that at all and ALL AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE. Not to mention that former President's and their spouses can make MILLIONS in paid speeches, their...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
For the sake of accuracy, ALL former US...

For the sake of accuracy, ALL former US Presidents et 1) Their FULL Presidential salary for life, currently $186,600.00 annually, FULL Federal medical benefits, Life time and around the clock Secret...
Forum: British Royals 10-28-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
IF the monarchy was abolished and the head of...

IF the monarchy was abolished and the head of state of the UK directly elected, what are the practical results? The public would have ONE more office to vote for on election day. As far as public...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
Let's not forget as well that in the UK, a person...

Let's not forget as well that in the UK, a person is GUARANTEED access to quality medical care and drugs I believe? There is no such guarantee here in the US and where I live, I have seen coffee...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
You are mistaken, that was not me who made that...

You are mistaken, that was not me who made that statement, but I do agree with it. You are the one who cited the number of millionaires, I expanded on that and put it into overall perspective.
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Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
I understand Beatrixfan, I was absolutely...

I understand Beatrixfan, I was absolutely CONVINCED when I graduated from college and I do mean the day that I did, that within 48 hours I would be receiving multiple phone calls and letters in the...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
I don't want to inhibit anyone from dreaming and...

I don't want to inhibit anyone from dreaming and working to achieve their dreams, that is one of the things that makes life very worthwhile.

I know for me, I became a much happier person, I felt...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
Lets see here, taking your figure of 8.3 million...

Lets see here, taking your figure of 8.3 million MILLIONAIRES out of a population of over 300 MILLION + people, hmmmm, that is about 2.77% of the population, so you would have to be in the top half...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
I think I get what you are unhappy about now. ...

I think I get what you are unhappy about now.

Tell me, do you really think that you will ever truly be the equal of people who are wealthy? Do you really think that you have the same shot at...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
I did some checking, please view the following...

I did some checking, please view the following link, is it correct?

BBC - h2g2 - The British Parliamentary System (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A591383)

If it is, the House of Lords are not...
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
Thank You very much, now if we could just get...

Thank You very much, now if we could just get this REDNECK State of Texas and US Federal Government to RECOGNIZE the marriage......
Forum: British Royals 10-27-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
Well I am a gay male as well, 51 years old,...

Well I am a gay male as well, 51 years old, MARRIED to another man (we went to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and got married in 2005.) I think some have assumed that I am female, I am not....
Forum: British Royals 10-26-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 35,228
Posted By diamondBrg
And you think those that currently are in power,...

And you think those that currently are in power, that currently have priviledge and position, that currently are economically and socially benefiting from the status quo are just going to smile and...
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