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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations: Was it worth it?

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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i got no day off and even if i did id not spend it glued to some Sh*t on tv.


however it was a good flag waving exercise rallying the citizens under one event helping us all forget the fact there is a war already brewing in the middle east and the world is in financial turmoil ....."for Queen and Country people sign on the dotted line folks..we'll even give you a gun!!..and show you the world....
.wave your flag"
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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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Feel good sugar for the masses. Throw baubles at the sheeple to keep them happy and
in line.
Sad really. How you people worship these inbred royals simply because of who gave them birth.
How many hungry could you have fed with the money they wasted?

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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Whilst I agree with your sentiments to a large degree, it seems that not everyone was happy, and a fair sized number of complaints were made to the institution known as the BBC.....

yougov.co.uk...

The reasons for the complaints are a bit shallow though.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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has a american it's just odd to celebrate any thing for the queen...



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 09:51 AM
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My belief as an American is that no one should induce in me the desire to bow or pay homage to a person living or dead unless that decision is mine alone.

I won't attempt to explain why I hold that view toward Uppercrust English royalty. I shouldn't need to....



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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Indeed. Your post reminded me that the "jubilee" was a Jewish word that originally meant a forgiveness of debt.
This current usage would seem to be the precise opposite.
"Celebrate More Debt so the Royals can live in Luxury! Woohoo! "



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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many americans don't understand the concept of royalty. I certainly don't. I get what they represent and I understand the history and their importance in said history but, now, they seem to be more of a burden on the people than anything else - I'm assuming the cost for their palaces, their security, their concerts etc come from the people and not from their own wealth.

Given that, I find it strange that the people are so supportive and so enthralled with the royals. I think it's wonderful, the patriotism found in the UK (and most other nations) and the love of the royals compounds that.


I actually watched a bit of the concert, primarily because my daughter recorded it so she could see a certain ATS member perform for the queen.

It was pretty cool.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals

Indeed. Your post reminded me that the "jubilee" was a Jewish word that originally meant a forgiveness of debt.
This current usage would seem to be the precise opposite.
"Celebrate More Debt so the Royals can live in Luxury! Woohoo! "



um, that's a joobilee


jubilee late 14c., in the O.T. sense, from O.Fr. jubileu "jubille; anniversary; rejoicing," from L.L. jubilaeus "the jubilee year," originally an adjective, "of the jubilee," altered (by association with L. jubilare "to shout with joy") from Gk. iabelaios, from iobelos, from Heb. yobhel "jubilee," formerly "a trumpet, ram's horn," lit. "ram." The original notion was of a year of emancipation of slaves and restoration of lands, to be celebrated every 50th year (Levit. xxv:9); it was proclaimed by the sounding of a ram's horn on the Day of Atonement. The Catholic Church sense of "a period for remission of sin penalties in exchange for pilgrimages, alms, etc." was begun in 1300 by Boniface VIII. The general sense of "season of rejoicing" is first recorded mid-15c., though through early 20c. the word kept its specific association with 50th anniversaries. As a type of African-American folk song, it is attested from 1872.


www.etymonline.com...



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by adam76
has a american it's just odd to celebrate any thing for the queen...


I enjoyed it, wish we had a Queen.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Well Alexer, I mean Crak - so that was you with the bullhorn shouting "Bloodthirsty Reptilians! Your New World Order will be defeated and freedom will prevail, you hear me!"
Bravo old man, bravo

Very clever disguise masquerading as CFO for ATS, very clever indeed.


Ah Jewbilly, I stand corrected.
I'm learnin' so menny stuffs heer.
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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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NO, it was not worth it. To pay tribute to a dysfunctional and inbred "ruling class" just shows how stupid we as a society have become, especially during a time of "austerity" engineered by the same corrupt inbreds that want the tribute. It's ridiculous, a waste of money, a waste towards developing any kind of rational culture and the whole lot of them are a waste of air and space. "Let them eat cake" pops into my head and if history repeats itself, we know how that ended, badly. People are getting seriously pissed off with the blatant and flagrant corruption in society, the meat puppet politicians and their handlers, the monarchy in any country and of course the international banksters. One day, the big lie, this retarded ponzi scheme will fail, nothing last forever.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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There is only one Queen


Take that to your football match and sing it.


I hadn't noticed before that John Deacon had a NO SMOKING section of stage to himself.
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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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But I don't watch football.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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I personally don't care about about the whole royal celebrity thing,but I don't care about any celebrity thing

I am struck by the contrast between what I've seen of the ridiculous over the top military security for the Olympics,and then oh hey it's the Diamond Jubilee!!!! come worship us forget about all those eye scanners, SAMs on the roof tops, fighter jets ,umanned drones, traffic checkpoints,random searches, etc. .... you know ?

it's like ,we'll tell you what the terrorists are interested in, hint, Diamond Jubilee,, terrorist approved



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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For every 25k$ spent on that wasteful, loathsome, scumbag of a family... society could have built a Geodesic Biodome to feed 15 people all year round for the next 25 years.

well worth it......if your a megalomaniac douche



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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A good point, agreed with and shared by many, well made.
No need for a 2nd.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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Sorry, my participation was a few moments in front of the TV to view what was covered by NBC news. This did not affect the US in any way other than a few moments of news coverage.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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Get a dog. Name her Queenie.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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If other people want to celebrate thats up to them. I only saw a few bits on the news.

I did have a laugh at all the excited people waving their flags. Even in these tough times there are still plenty of sheeple.

I must admit I do get fed up hearing what a tough life it is for the queen and how hard she has to work. I would love to be worked this hard. Not to mention ...

Eat the best food, drink the best drink.
Have all my houses and gardens taken care of by an extensive staff.
Have a nanny to raise my children and send them to the best prep/boarding/finishing schools/university.
Have someone drive me about in expensive cars,
Have my own train, plane, boat - plus someone to drive them too.
Have someone read/reply to all my mail.

They describe the royals as being modern and in touch with the people. I find that quite laughable and almost offensive.

When did the queen last worry about paying her council tax or wonder if she can earn enough to fill her car with petrol. When did she have to go shopping or clean her house? Is she worried about having enough money to pay her mortgage this month or facing being in arrears and losing her house? Would she have to worry about being on the dole next week because her employer couldnt afford to keep her on? What about forgoing that family holiday to pay bills or buy food or buy school uniforms? Having to work past retirement because her pension was not enough to get by? Freezing to death in the winter because she feared turning on her heating?

These are the issues facing most of the people in her country. I am sure that every one of us would swap our hardships for hers.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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not in my opinion, it seemed like a glamourization of the pasts traditions which should be left in the past.

like a re-birth of the monarchy in a way.. way too much pro-royal monarchist propaganda that week...




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