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This is a question I don't understand the attraction

Smaug says: Ricky Gervais. Lesbian pr0n. Going into a crowded bar, purely because it's crowded. All these things seem to be popular with everybody else, but I just can't work out why. What leaves you cold just as much as it turns everyone else on?

(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 14:54)
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I don't think
that 'commerce, investment, education, banking' is affected one tiny bit by the Monarchy. Maybe diplomacy alright. You're probably right in that not much would be really 'better' without them and they are, in effect, harmless BUT in keeping with the QOTW it pisses me right off and sometimes makes me genuinely furious if i think about it for too long.They're bastards in my eyes. And their manic, ultra-royalist followers are bigger bastards with their Diana plates and Queen Liz tea-towels.
(, Tue 20 Oct 2009, 16:06, 1 reply)
You're wrong about commerce and tourism especially and the money it brings in
Which is fuckloads, primarily from commonwealth partners who would otherwise buy their machinery/chemicals/weaponry from the US or China. The Royals give them a link (and often possibly legitimacy).

To be honest I feel more sorry for them than anything. Born to HAVE to do anything is a fairly limiting existence and one that takes some guts.

Really, would you live a life pre-ordained for a few million quid (that isn't even yours)?

For me I would ban it, not because of the silver spoon aspect but because it's the human equivalent of a zoo.
(, Wed 21 Oct 2009, 9:35, closed)

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