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Originally posted by MRuss
Love how our little rag tag band of American soldiers defeated the most powerful military in the world.
Such a great little story! Don't you think?
Originally posted by wiser3
reply to post by Physic
My comment regarding the Opium Wars was in response to this: "Sure,There is evidence of the Queen financial hands in drugs. Have you forgotten the opium war against China?" which was a comment made by Ludwig in which he seems to want to implicate the Queen in the Opium Wars which took place before she was even born!
I don't see the connect between his assertion that the Queen having a financial hand in drugs, which I don't quite believe, and the Opium Wars!
It appears that he would like to blame her for every evil ever committed by any member of any Royal Family.
Am I to blame if my Fathers Great Grandfather committed some form of crime? I hope not because if I were to blame we would ALL BE GUILTY of crimes we know nothing about!
In India as well, official Crown policy centered on protection for the opium market. According to one recently published account, when Gandhi began agitating against opium in 1921
. . . his followers were arrested on charges of "undermining the revenue." So little concerned were the British about the views of the League of Nations that after a commission under Lord Inchcape had investigated India's finances in 1923, ... because of the need to safeguard "this most important source of revenue."
. . . while the British Government was professing to be taking measures to reduce consumption of opium and hemp drugs, its agents in India were in fact busy pushing sales in order to increase the colony's revenues. (18)
Porter's proposal was brought before the League of Nations Opium Committee — where it was publicly fought by the British representative. The British delegate drafted an amendment to Porter's plan which called for increased quotas to account for "legitimate opium consumption" beyond the medical usage. This referred to the massive addict population in British colonies and spheres of influence (predominantly in Asia) where no regulations restricted opium use.
Lord Inchcape — who chaired the India Commission which endorsed continued opium production in British India — was a direct descendant of the Lord Inchcape who during the previous century founded the Peninsular & Orient Steamship Line and subsequently helped found HongShang as the clearinghouse bank for opium trade. Through to the present, a Lord Inchcape sits on the boards of P & 0 and the HongShang.
In 1923, the British-run opium black market represented such a seriously perceived international problem that Representative Stephen Porter, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced and passed a bill through Congress calling for country-by-country production and import quotas to be set on opium that would reduce consumption to approximately 10 percent of then-current levels. The 10 percent figure represented generally accepted levels of necessary medical consumption.
The enraged U.S. and Chinese delegations led a walkout of the plenipotentiary session; the British rubberstamped the creation of a Central Narcotics Board designated with authority to gather information and nothing more; and the journalists stationed in Geneva henceforth referred to what remained of the Committee as the "Smugglers Reunion." (19)
A chest of opium in 1820 sold for $2,075 on arrival at the port of Canton. While this figure tended to drop marginally as the volume of traffic increased after 1830, any calculation of cash valuation of the opium trade into China establishes a figure that very nearly parallels "the present $100-200 billion (when appropriate calculations are made to account for differences in purchasing power of the dollar in ratio to total volume of world production) in annual "black" revenues.
The assassination bureau
Narcotics traffic was the business of organized crime during the 19th century no less than in the 20th, and Britain's Opium War cabinet spun out a web of criminal connections that crisscrossed the globe. Prime Minister Palmerston conducted, the opium business behind a screen of respectability, in full public view.
What remained hidden — until the report of the Military Commission that heard evidence on the Lincoln Assassination — was the importance of Palmerston's secret life, as Patriarch of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
In the interim, the Our Crowd-British crime syndicate turned to casino gambling and associated enterprises as the immediate area for expansion. The Lansky syndicate took the opportunity of Nevada's 1933 passage of specific regulations legalizing casino operations to turn that no-man's-land into a desert resort to house all the West Coast criminal operations that had previously been run on pleasure boats 12 miles off the coast of Hollywood. Lansky also moved into the Caribbean, preparing the way for the British offshore complex of unregulated banking.
Originally posted by babybunnies
Originally posted by HumanCondition
At the end of the day he is right, and that is all that really matters.
The queen is a slag and she does not care about the people, she is obviously happy for them to live like dogs.
The monarchy is responsible for horrible crimes against humanity and they really should be in jail.
Ignorance is bliss and of course ignorant Englishmen will continue to support them. But it is understandable as facing reality would be quite shocking for most.
It's very easy for you to browbeat others from behind the anonymity of the internet.
I'd love you to back up your claim of crimes against humanity for the current monarch, in person, and identify yourself so that there is some recourse.
I'm far from a supporter of The Royals (although when you compare them to an American CEO, I think UK gets very good value for money for The Queen), but this sort of nonsense needs to be nipped in the bud.
Originally posted by badconduct
reply to post by mainidh
How dare Alex Jones preach capitalism than practice that theory himself
Where is his money supposed to come from, if he doesn't earn it? He's not asking for donations, he's selling a product.
Originally posted by Advancedboy
This world was built upon merit. And it is, the people, who exchange the values created, that makes them worth each other .One must sweat, and create something of measurable value, to be a value in eyes of others. To put it Python way, just because a wet hooker from a pond threw a scimitar at you, doesn`t make her an excalibur keeper. Brittons having accumulated the biggest external debt per capita in the world, show no evidence of being able to create measurable value, nor to reflect it upon each other, much less a withered princess sitting in her loneliness and playing away her miserable life by admiring useless diamonds on her crown and playing wortless rituals upon the oblivious.edit on 08.15.09 by Advancedboy because: (no reason given)