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Royal Family granted new right of secrecy

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posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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People just want something to whine about, they take a subject and run with it ripping it to pieces and generating hate!

If they actually to took the time to do some real research on the issues they would fined they actually had no point posting half of it!




posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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If it was 1642 I wonder which of us would be drawn to the different camps of the Civil War.

I know which side I'd be on. I'd be on the walls of the city of Hull helping turn the King away from the city.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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I'd go with the Parliamentary side myself, better costumes and Charles I was an arse. Then again, Cromwell wasn't much better in the end, which is why we got Charles II and the Bill of Rights.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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Secrecy is nothing new with the Saxe Coburg Gothas/Windsors.


An analysis of the Queen's wealth shows that she holds assets worth £17bn in trust for the nation. But access to these treasures is restricted by hundreds of years of obfuscation over what the Queen owns as sovereign and what belongs to her as Elizabeth Windsor. Which paintings and other works of art are shown to the public is still decided solely by the Palace and the trustees of the Royal Collection.

Put simply, confusion over what the Queen owns and how much she is really worth helps the Palace to protect her wealth and prevent the public having rights of access to it.


www.independent.co.uk...

Note the word 'obfuscation', I feel it's very apt. She is also not subject to the same rules as lesser mortals.



Unlike the members of the Commons and now the Lords, the Queen does not have to annually declare her interests and as a result her subjects cannot question her or know about potential conflicts of interests. She could be investing in firms selling military hardware, performing controversial biotech research or she could just have a portfolio of blue-chip firms.

The point is that we, her subjects, don't know, and probably will never have the means to know.

............................ In fact, the Queen even has an extra mechanism to ensure that her investments remain secret - a nominee company called the Bank of England Nominees. It has been available for decades to all the world's current heads of state to allow them anonymity when buying shares. Therefore, when a company publishes a share register and the Bank of England Nominees is listed, it is not possible to gauge whether the Queen, President Bush or even Saddam Hussein is the true shareholder.


www.guardian.co.uk...

Nobody can say how much wealth the Queen has but there are various estimates from which we can safely conclude she is stinkingly rich and in no need of any handouts. To the poster who was defending the royals on behalf of the British, please don't bother on my account. I think that even as powerless figureheads the royal family are repugnant and have no place in a modern society.

To the posters who are bickering about which countries are the worst to live in, again don't bother, I doubt any country is exempt from what is to come. The people at the top of the food chain are not the royals but they are a symbol of the modern feudal rulers that remain hidden. We should not be fighting among our selves, you have fallen for the divide and conquer tactic.
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posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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To be honest I really couldn't care less, the less I know about what they’re doing the more happier I'll be..

She’s our Queen, just a figure head, she makes no decisions what so ever, let her be. If they want to give everyone a day off work and school so her grandson can get married let them, I won't complain! Neither will anyone else i know they will have a cracking lie in, cheers William!


GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

No point in arguing which country has it worse cause there all the same, we could argue untill were blue in the face the fact is every country has its flaws.

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posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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you my friend are delusional... i am in the usa, you know the people who kicked the crap out of the week brits, the king of england is who we fought against.. since when should i have to tone down my speech against the murderous parasites that enslaved my SCOTISH PICT ancestors and then had the audacity to try and control my bloodline from foreign shores.. you brits are week and pathetic ...PROVEN by the fact there is even one single heir to that monstousity still alive

i bet your lineage there in england doesn't even go back as far as mine.. do you even know who the picts were?



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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Get over yourself.

Maybe it is you who should research Scottish history. I know how much you Americans get a hard-on claiming ancestry, mainly because you lack a coherent culture of your own. The Picts suffered mainly at the hands of Gaelic and Viking invaders, but lets not digress.

As for the weak (not week..excellent spelling there) British (which includes the Scottish btw), you won the Revolutionary war solely on the fact that the French helped you out and we were far more concerned with the War we were fighting with them at the time than your little rebellion. Had you no French help and we were not at war at the time, history would be different.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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here is another one... death to the queen and her entire parasite clan... they are not even truly native to your realm.. the pict people, my ancestors were on that rock hundreds of years before that roman descended group of crooks arrived and claimed it as their knigdom...

any true brit knows their history, the crown of england came from normans idiot which came from the roman empire at one time..

F--- the queen, everything she possesses i stolen property funded and backed by the catholic church which is ROMAN!.. i bet you think the fact the catholic church is HQ'd in rome is just coincidentally the same as the HQ of the ancient so called fallen Roman empire..

you are either blinded by indoctrination or just a TOOL.. my ancestors died fighting that obomination.. i wish misery and death upon the entire royal family just as they have done for hundreds of years..

p.s. i live in a place where everyone is just waiting for SHTF, I dare the queen to send someone here and sit in front of my house reading a newspaper, they would be met with a few neighbors of mine, hardened gun toting americans not afraid to stand our ground... i guess your weak country didn't get enough in the 1770's..

do you realize we were raised laughing at how weak brits are,, couldn't beat the states then OR now.. couldn't even protect yourselves from the nazi's.. WHO HAD TO DEFEND YOUR COUNTRY IN WW2?? how about the years of being punked by the vikings, and now you are being punked by the muslims..



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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Kinda like the US government issuing warrants for everyone involved with or supportive of Wikileaks. ...even Members of Parliament of other nations.

The screws are indeed tightening.

Transparency? Accountability?



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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gaels, celts, welsh, britons, picts.. all distinct cultures btw.. oh and william wallace? wasn't he a scot? didn't he fight the crown?

and the picts were here in america and canada since the 1400's.. when was the last time UK won a war? without the USA doing most of the fighting? how did 1776 turn out??

the picts were pretty much the only group to successfully withstand onslaughts of vikings, romans and britany.. yeah i know, everyone is jealous of the scots for some reason, yet none the world over could defeat us..



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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I’m not delusional at all, and do I know who the Picts were, though I must admit that I'm not sure why you would ask me that. You’re clearly very emotional and scatter-brained as a result, it’s very entertaining but it isn’t conducive to intelligent discussion, so relax!

For all you know, I could have similar feelings towards the Royal Family, I didn’t say anything that would suggest otherwise. You can continue your teary-eyed rant if you like, I was just offering some sensible advice.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by rebeldog
the pict people, my ancestors were on that rock hundreds of years before that roman descended group of crooks arrived and claimed it as their knigdom...


Hahaha! How can you possibly know you have Pictish ancestry? The Picts were absorbed into the Gaelic kingdoms by the end of the 10th century and you would have an extremely hard time proving you had Pictish ancestors. You could just as easily have Angle or Gealic ancestors, so unless you have had a genetic test done, you cannot say this with any degree of certainty and givent he 1,000+ years that has past, any "pictish" blood is likely to be weaker than American beer.


Originally posted by rebeldog
any true brit knows their history, the crown of england came from normans idiot which came from the roman empire at one time..


Yes, any true Brit would and I do. The crown/Kingdom of England did not come from the Normans and they weren't Roman in any case.


Originally posted by rebeldog
F--- the queen, everything she possesses i stolen property funded and backed by the catholic church which is ROMAN!.. i bet you think the fact the catholic church is HQ'd in rome is just coincidentally the same as the HQ of the ancient so called fallen Roman empire..


I guess you missed the Reformation and Henry VIII? The Crown has no love for the Roman catholic Church and I don't think you're shedding light on any secrets by claiming the Catholic Church is descended from the Roman empire, this is common knowledge. The clue is in the name!


Originally posted by rebeldog
you are either blinded by indoctrination or just a TOOL.. my ancestors died fighting that obomination.. i wish misery and death upon the entire royal family just as they have done for hundreds of years..


No, your ancestors died fighting one group of Elites for the benefit of another.


Originally posted by rebeldog
p.s. i live in a place where everyone is just waiting for SHTF, I dare the queen to send someone here and sit in front of my house reading a newspaper, they would be met with a few neighbors of mine, hardened gun toting americans not afraid to stand our ground... i guess your weak country didn't get enough in the 1770's..


So, basically, you live in a place were fear and paranoia are rampant? Good for you. In any case, we gave you a good slap in the War of 1812. I know Americans are taught you won it, but the USA achieved none of it's War aims (a war they started) whereas the British Empire sacked and burnt down Washington, including the White House and stopped your planned takeover of Canada. Well done.


Originally posted by rebeldog
do you realize we were raised laughing at how weak brits are,,


How ironic that you accuse us of "indoctrination" and then say something like that. Then again, you guys don't do irony, do you?


Originally posted by rebeldog
couldn't even protect yourselves from the nazi's..


Er, we could actually. Hence why Operation Sea Lion was cancelled because we defeated the Luftwaffe in the summer of 1940, then cracked their codes and won the Battle of the Atlantic. Then the battle of El Alemain where we beat joint Italian and German forces...etc etc..Just goes to show it is you that has been indoctrinated my friend.


Originally posted by rebeldog
WHO HAD TO DEFEND YOUR COUNTRY IN WW2??


No one, but your help was appreicated. It was the Soviets who crushed the Nazi's, not the Allies.


Originally posted by rebeldog
how about the years of being punked by the vikings,


Oh please, everyone in europe was getting Viking raids and they were very hard to defend against as they could appear anytime, any place and then vanish before a response could be mustered. At any rate, we eventually defeated them at Stamford bridge in 1066 and sent 'em packing.


Originally posted by rebeldog
and now you are being punked by the muslims..


Really? How so? If going by the amount of devastation wrought by Muslim terrorists, I think you'll find you guys hold that crown.


Originally posted by rebeldog
gaels, celts, welsh, britons, picts.. all distinct cultures btw.. oh and william wallace? wasn't he a scot? didn't he fight the crown?


Don't presume to lecture me on the various groups matey, I know full well thankyou. Yes, Wallace was a Scot but don't believe everything Hollywood says about him.


Originally posted by rebeldog
and the picts were here in america and canada since the 1400's.. when was the last time UK won a war? without the USA doing most of the fighting? how did 1776 turn out??


Picts? Oh really? Is this some new achaelogical discovery? I knew the Vikings were, unless you're now claiming it was the Picts instead, that well known sea faring group that they were



Originally posted by rebeldog
the picts were pretty much the only group to successfully withstand onslaughts of vikings, romans and britany.. yeah i know, everyone is jealous of the scots for some reason, yet none the world over could defeat us..


You what? The Picts got beaten by Gaelic and Angle kings of Northumbria and were absorbed by the Gaelic tribes. And since when did Brittany invade Scotland?

Me thinks you've been fed a romantic line about some assumed heritage you have no real evidence for in an attempt to make yourself feel like you're part of something, when in reality you're so far removed it's funny.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 05:46 PM
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I like america its a nice place, the only trouble with america is people like you.

You bang on about your ancestors fighting and you blurt shiiite out about the uk being crap at doing anything on its own and so on and so forth.......
Who really gives a shiiiite!! you sound like some trailer trash red nek who i imagine to have a pony tail, unshaven, filthy, beer belly, chewing tabacco and sitting on a porch with a shot gun thinking your so fooking bad ass!
Your nations gun slinging attitude is so embarrassing to observe. I would wage a bet that you as an individual are a flake without your weapon. I hate that in a person it shows lack of character and strength.

I love america i have family there and most of the people i have met there have become friends for life, you let it down.

What has a modern day british person done wrong to you or your family? I would hazard a guess to say nothing. Its the same for me, no american citizen has ever done wrong by me ever.

To bang on about ancestors fighting an who won what war by what means is stupid, it doesn't matter!!! it's just being over patriotic and closed minded.

If you could actually see past your weak beer, shotgun and chewing tabacco, and this hate for anything none USA it might make you see that your a member of the human race just like me and everyone else.

Thats all there is to it
Grow the fooke up get a grip and forget the past.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by Rob37n
If it was 1642 I wonder which of us would be drawn to the different camps of the Civil War.

I know which side I'd be on. I'd be on the walls of the city of Hull helping turn the King away from the city.


Civil War? 1642? Oh! Wait! THAT Civil War.

War is never all that Civil. Bring on the Roundheads!



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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I was watching BBC documentary on bears in your country.
There was a big old black bear that had one eye,

It was shot in the face by an american, the man who shot in the face said proudly that the bear had been in his garden eating dandelions and it looked at him. Because it looked at him he shot it in the face!!!

Why the hell would anybody do that. Shoot first ask later, It is you who are weak without your insane rule over firearms you would be a bunch of shaking wrecks, paranoia is ripe through your country and its a great shame.

If you just took a moment to understand this it would change you for the better, but you would rather hide behind your guns thinking your a bad ass.

This post isn't aimed at all americans just a minority.

This ancestor thing is a complete joke raking up the past in this way is stupid. I lost a friend once years ago in a terrorist bombing carried out by the IRA.
I have family in ireland and shortly after the bombing i was over there vissiting, i met a few lads who told me they hate the english, i am welsh so i was in no danger at the time. I asked them why they hate the english, they told me because of the patatoe famine and what had happened to their ancestors!!!

I didn't argue with them at the time because i would have been shot but it's speaks for itself.

The modern day person has no control over what their ancestors did and in most cases doesn't share the same views as their ancestors had.

I lost a friend because of something that happened years ago involving people we never new were never going know who shared views on subjects we frankly nowadays don't give a toss about its ridiculous!!!!!!



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Indeed, alot of pain over stuff no-one today has any involvement in for a cuase very few supported. I spent a few years in Belfast as well as germany under constant threat by IRA murderers and my dad lost a close friend to a car bomb, he had only gone to the NAAFI to do his shopping and some silly bar steward placed an explosive under his car.

They would even target us kids, we needed to live behind a 40ft steel wall and be escorted to school by a platoon of soldiers when in Belfast, what had we (the children, not our ancestors) done to them?



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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you know history is passed down thru family.. i guess my great grandfather just made it all up. bunchrew is the actual local area my family came from in eastern scotland.. my name even bears such. i didn't even understand it all as a youngster but now have great pride in knowing we picts DO still live.. many of us in the appalachian mountain ranges who intermarried with the cherokee, ill bet the cherokee know as much about the picts as anyone. but since YOU never read it in YOUR books it never happened. the Clan structure of the cherokee was adopted from the picts.. there were 2 main pictish clans the (forgive my spelling) the Dalraitians(?) and the Bunch clans. but that mumbo jumbo wasn't in the crown published books so it never happened, right?

im a former marine, 6'3 240 lbs. so, yeah i would say im brave without a gun.. genetics played a huge part in early america survival of the fittest and all. which is why the avg american is taller and larger than avg brit. many things impact history. the most critical is war.. yeah who wins a war matters---- until the next war.. imagine if the irish could have been a friendly neighbor instead of subjects.. course us extinct "fake" picts never allied with the welsh and irish either?

bears maul people, i would shoot a bear if it was in my yard too. should i just let my kids play in our field knowing a hungry bear is near? did you know bears kill peple for NO reason? there are acres of ofrest behind my property and would never allow one to walk away, it might come BACK HUNGRIER THAN BEFORE. i have a dog called a cur, which was bred for hunting bear.. the black bears here in north carolina get over 600 lbs. largest black bears anywhere. bears taste good, maybe the guy missed the brain and hit the eye. what was the bear's side of the story? would you like to know a bear is lurking around your land?



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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I guess gun slinging/ gun toting is more cowardly than being invaded or attacked. oh wait, we americans have never been invaded or attacked.

we will always be proud of being unbeatable on the battlefield!!

darn genetically superior americans. damn them and their winning ways!! oh, well maybe we shoudl talk like a bunch of polite girls begging to not get beat up. sipping tea, wondering why you ha ve been walked on by a crown for centuries.. i can only name scots who had the stones to fight back, when have the brits fought back, much less won?



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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we will always be proud of being unbeatable on the battlefield!!


I don't have much idea on American history and there wars and crap but didn't you lose the war in Vietnam?

and besides seems like you have never lost a fight? I couldn’t care less in your background, how big you are or whatever id take you on any day of the week mate, how about put the gun down and be a real man, I meet people like you all the time! Tryna start a fight cause your bigger than someone or in the military, every single week in the pub you get guys like you from all over the place and id rag you around the same sweetheart.

I'm English and bloody proud of that, I am also half Scottish from my dads side and i see you backed the scots up in your posts but don’t think that everyone sees England as the devil as you do. The way you write it's as if you have been brainwashed into all this crap!

As for the bear stuff I think id shoot one if one was lurking in my back garden regardless!

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posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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This has to be THE funniest thread I've read anywhere on the net in years! (bar the last few posts)

I'm no royalist by any means, but I appreciate the work they do for the HUMOUNGOUS sum of 69p a year! But oh please Mr American, pleasepleaseplease come and save me from this horrifying servitude I'm forced to suffer! Please get Mr Obamabush to come here and save me from this horror. Maybe then we can be saved from rationing and get proper dental care!

I've also got this to...........OH NO! THE CAMERAS TURNING! PRINCE CHARLES HAS SEEN ME! HE'S GOT A RED HOT POKER! IT'S HEADING FOR MY BOTT............bzzzzzzzzzzzzz




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