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Originally posted by JamesMc82
Originally posted by Lannister
reply to post by Flavian
Thank you for your insight. I'm really just curious if people still support the idea of royalty ruling over them when these people really have done nothing but win the "I've been born into the right family" lottery. If it's all just horse and pony show then fine, but I'm sure that woman, or at the very least her family, dream of the day when they rule in the open once more.
That is the thing: They do not rule over us in the United Kindgom in any way shape or form. They are not our masters, they are not our superiors, they are not ubermench. They have absolutely no direct power over their subjects. We don't look at the Royal Family and bow down on our knees in the $h1t muttering 'We're not worthy your majesty,'
I can appreciate people from countries that do not have a monarchy believe it is an outdated institution, but it is part of the fabric of our culture and numerous others besides.
Maybe all the people on the other side of the fence to me would like to start an extremist xenophobia thread, get it all out of your systems as to how everybody is so massively inferior to you.
It's disappointing some of the vitriol on this tread, it really is.
Thanks to our American allies for the respect you show your most loyal comrades in the modern age, really thankyou.edit on 19-6-2012 by JamesMc82 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ludwigvonmises003
reply to post by InfoKartel
Hell,the queen has tanks,nukes,cruise missiles and other heavy weapons to murder the british people with.The british people have stringent gun laws too which makes it difficult to have basic guns for defense.The fight is one sided in favour of the queen. If the queen could murder an estimated 1.8 billion in India then she will have no qualms in murdering her own citizens.Indians were second hand citizens of the British empire then,today the scot,northern irish are second hand citizens.edit on 19-6-2012 by ludwigvonmises003 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by boymonkey74
We are not worshipping her like a god, we are just showing her the respect she deserves after 60 years of service to us.
Anyone who serves their country and people for 60 years deserves my admiration and respect.
A referendum? polls show there is no point because we would vote for her time and time again it would just be a waste of time.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the wealthiest crone in the world, who gives new meaning to the phrase, ``stinking rich.'' Her total wealth is divided into two parts. One is a Venetian-style fondo (trust), that is, it is inalienable and must be passed on to her heir, free from inheritance tax. The second part of her wealth consists of her private collection of castles, jewelry, and art, and a portfolio of blue chip stocks and bonds and real estate investments around the world. Her investment portfolio is estimated to be worth £3 billion.
A second, most important secret is that the Queen is the world's ultimate ``insider trader.'' She not only gets tips from British financiers, but also has access to all the state secrets, through the ``boxes.'' Thus, if the Queen learns from among all public and private British Empire intelligence and economic warfare entities reporting to her, for example, that Nigeria is about to be destabilized, she can immediately call her broker. Under the secrecy laws of the British Empire, it would be unthinkable for anyone to consider pressing charges of insider trading and conflict of interest against the sovereign: In fact, only a handful of trusted advisers would ever know.
Her Majesty's Portfolio
It is forbidden for Parliament to discuss the fact that the Queen has kept her private wealth a secret. But, in 1977, it was discovered through a Parliamentary question, that the Bank of England had established a special nominee company, the Bank of England Nominees Ltd. (BOEN), to hide investments of the Queen's portfolio, as well as those of others whom she recommends, such as King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, the Sultan of Brunei, King Bhumibhol Adulayadej of Thailand, and the Kuwaiti Investment Office. But, BOEN is only one of the means apparently employed by the Queen's royal insider trader to hide her wealth.
Philip Beresford, author of The Book of the British Rich, written in conjunction with the Sunday Times of London, has said that the Queen tends to invest in ``blue chip'' stocks, including Rio Tinto Zinc, General Electric Company of Great Britain, Imperial Chemical Industries, Royal Dutch Shell, and British Petroleum. Among the firms through which she has invested are Barings, S.G. Warburg's subsidiary Rowe & Pitman, and Cazanove. The Queen's holding in Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) was first discovered through a leak from a source at the Bank of England to Andrew Morton, who wrote the authorized biography of Diana, Princess of Wales.
According to Charles Higham, co-author of Elizabeth and Philip, the Queen is a major stockholder in RTZ, which, with her old friends at Anglo-American, controls 12% of the world's precious, strategic, and base metals and minerals....
then, in May 1976, power companies brought charges against the U.S. Westinghouse Electric Corp., claiming that it failed to supply uranium according to contract, Westinghouse responded with the allegation that RTZ and other corporations had formed a cartel that was forcing up world prices, preventing Westinghouse from meeting its contracts.