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#4 - I never understood why some people despise random members of t…  [+] (32 replies) 02/15/2015 on wouldn't it be funny if.. +16
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#26 - jiichei (02/16/2015) [-]
I dunno. I have only heard that the younger royals are jerks. don't know don't care not my country (yet? fuck, I might be moving to england.)
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#110 - sursum (02/16/2015) [-]
Both the princes are actually quite cool people. Harry, the younger, is a bit nuts like he parties and stuff but he was very aggressive about serving in Afghanistan despite the risks etc so you can't help but respect the guy.
#7 - anon (02/15/2015) [-]
Because if they weren't around, taxes would be slightly lower.
#10 - anon (02/15/2015) [-]
watch this, you fucking pleb The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained
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#8 - pizzapastasaurous (02/15/2015) [-]
Thats actually not true. The Monarchy funds the parliament; reduce taxes by about £1 per person.
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#9 - revansfirst (02/15/2015) [-]
Where does all of the money come from?
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#11 - pizzapastasaurous (02/15/2015) [-]
The rent from all the Crown properties. Which is the majority of Great Britain.

Also the literal billions from tourism.
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#12 - revansfirst (02/15/2015) [-]
well damn. so thats how they stay revelent in these times
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#13 - pizzapastasaurous (02/15/2015) [-]
The Monarch is the Head of State, and protector of the realm.

Contrary to believe England is not a democracy, its a constitutional monarchy. I don't know from where you hail but the Royal family is the core principle behind the Kingdom of Great Britain. Without them the state would cease to exist. Its like a country not having a constitution or a civil government.
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#28 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
I thought it was to the point that she was just a figure head
#71 - montykarl (02/16/2015) [-]
That is a very common misconception. You see, the monarchy possesses an incredible amount of power, but chooses not to use most of their powers (so as not to come into conflict with parliament) and instead just live the good life. If they wished to use them, The monarchy of the United Kingdom has the following powers (among others):

They can suspend or call parliament into session
sign all statutes into law (or refuse to do so, voiding the law)
appoint and remove all ministers (including the prime minister), the queen generally appoints the person who'd have the most support in the House of Commons
Can declare war as they choose
The Monarchy is literally above the law, and so cannot be prosecuted or made the target of civil actions
The Monarch can issue royal pardons, thus exonerating any convicted person they choose
The Monarch is the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, and all soldiers swear their oaths not to the UK, but to Her Majesty.
Probably her most commonly used power is that of granting honours, she can give anyone peerages (lordships) or knighthoods.

So yeah, while she is not a dictator like Putin or others, and has many of the traditional monarch powers restricted by judges or parliament, she is still the most powerful person in the UK and of course is wealthy beyond imagining (her total wealth-holdings) dwarfs Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. The Windsor's just are not corrupt and choose not to use their power, which is one of the reasons they are so beloved.
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#73 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
Holy crap that gave me a ton of respect for the queen
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#117 - questionableferret (02/16/2015) [-]
Respect the Queen, sure, and the young Princes, but the generation between them have gotten up to some really awful shit that we're not allowed to know about but we totally do, child Sex-abuse being one of them.

Lizzie is a damn fine gal but her kids, her cousins and their kids and some of their grandkids, have really pushed the extent of how people in the humungous commonwealth are willing to care for them.

By enlarge we're still fine with having the Royal Family. They're part of the identity and history of the commonwealth and have turned from vicious conquerers into regal figureheads that bring people joy. There is always still that looming axe above our necks though of the powers still vested in the crown (note, that phrase comes from the idea that the British Monarchy are given the divine right to rule by God, and that right is invested not in the King, but in the crown, which isn't the actual crown, but a general bulk of power that is considered to be in the hands of whoever is the monarch at the time) but so long as those powers aren't abused there's no reason to get rid of them.

In the US there's flags and founding fathers, in the Commonwealth there's the Monarchy. This has the added bonus of our national icons not being dead or inanimate objects.
#78 - montykarl (02/16/2015) [-]
Oh yeah, I have nothing but respect for the Royal Family (I'm an American but got my graduate degree in England and lived here for 8 years). To be fair though, a lot of her reigning her powers in is also done in self-interest. Obviously, if she became a despot, her family would be overthrown like they have been in the past. Still, it takes a lot of self-control to let your ministers handle everything and take a back seat.

1 more thing, since you're curious, there are important governmental powers the monarch does NOT have anymore.
-They cannot raise their own personal army (bad things have happened when they were allowed to do that)
-They cannot raise taxes
-While they can void the law by not signing it (but haven't done so since Queen Anne), they cannot create new laws because British Common Law is determined by judges.
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#82 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
What has happened with their own personal armies
#89 - montykarl (02/16/2015) [-]
Well, there were the three English Civil Wars, where parliament (headed by Oliver Cromwell) fought a very bloody war against King Charles I's own army and then it expanded to engulf all of the UK and Ireland. In those three, England lost 4% of its entire population, Scotland lost 6-8%, and Ireland was hit brutally, losing 616,000 of it's 1.5 million people (41%). In 1688, William of Orange also led a bloody civil war (The Glorious Revolution) against King James II. But yeah, That's why the Irish have always despised Cromwell and why Parliament and the judges removed that particular power from the Royal Family.
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#91 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
pore Ireland
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#130 - pizzapastasaurous (02/16/2015) [-]
Hence the phrase "luck of the Irish" heh. But in fairness; in pre-medieval Britain the Irish were nothing but cunts.

They actually staged mass-immigration invasions of Pictland and Wales. And for 100s of years after they raided the English Kingdoms, Wales and Pictland.

Most people view the Irish as oppressed and undeserving of their punishment. But by God they certainly gave the English cause to attack them.
#93 - montykarl (02/16/2015) [-]
Yeah, Ireland's always gotten fucked over throughout time. Must be why they love their drink.
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#65 - akirasatou (02/16/2015) [-]
Here in Australia we still sign contracts and stuff under the Queen's name.

When you buy a house the contract do have a term in there that kinda specifies that you are borrowing a piece of land from the royal family indefinitely and can be taken back if the monarch wishes.
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#68 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
so she could like take your house if she wanted it?
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#70 - akirasatou (02/16/2015) [-]
According to all Australian contracts, not the house as we built the house, but the land, if she wishes it would belong to her.
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#74 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
Its good she is not evil and corrupt then
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#75 - akirasatou (02/16/2015) [-]
They wouldn't want to be corrupt. We would declare independence.
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#76 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
But you are your own country
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#77 - akirasatou (02/16/2015) [-]
We are an independent country.
But we still have a link to UK, which is that our Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II and our laws are based on British constitution and all our laws specifies absolute power to the Queen.

We could have a referendum to have that changed if it gets bad. But Australians like the royal family.
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#80 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
its strange to me cuz im American ge
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#83 - akirasatou (02/16/2015) [-]
The Queen is still the head of state of your neighbour; Canada
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#84 - revansfirst (02/16/2015) [-]
She has so much reach. jesus
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#88 - akirasatou (02/16/2015) [-]
As of current days, only Australia, New Zealand, Canada and a handful of islands are part of the commonwealth realm but it's still enormous
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#5 - pizzapastasaurous (02/15/2015) [-]
*serve
#112 - Thats pretty cute bro. Have you ever had to threaten…  [+] (3 replies) 02/15/2015 on Bummer +1
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#114 - malliance (02/15/2015) [-]
Yeah plenty of times but, we're not allowed to shoot if we give sufficient warnings and they still don't remove themselves from the area we're allowed to forcefully remove them, failing that we can hold them down and have the officers around arrest them.
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#129 - zomitlu (02/15/2015) [-]
So the guns are actually loaded?

I thought they were empty and you only had the bayonets
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#130 - malliance (02/15/2015) [-]
Depends what the threat level is ;P
#167 - BELIEVE IT 02/14/2015 on OH MY GOD +1
#280 - Please don't go on a tirade about your personal feelings. I ev…  [+] (2 replies) 02/13/2015 on Westboro Baptist Feminism 0
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#283 - angelusprimus (02/13/2015) [-]
Yeah, I went on a tirade. Why? Because if anyone is assuming more moral authority and "godly protection" its christians.

For example a right to chose for others that their marriage is not what god wants (even though there are plenty of christian churches that will marry gays, but I know, they are not really christian, since they are different from you), christians like you used SAME arguments against gay marriage to protest interracial marriage not so long ago. You claim all morality comes from God and we all must act in what you consider moral ways. People like you keep trying very hard to regulate and legislate what they consider moral. Well fuck that.

And I'd find your links you pulled in "20 seconds" lot more credible if they have not come from sites that are so far right christian they might a well be WBC Times.

And yes, some people will push for more than what others consider normal. There are christian groups in Texas petitioning government to make it illegal to be muslim in texas. They are small fringe groups that don't really matter, and don't represent the majority.
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#284 - pizzapastasaurous (02/13/2015) [-]
Notice how in my opening statement I said " force Christians to marry you" not " force us Christians to marry you". Because I am not a Christian. I love how you're attempting to demonize me because I might be Christian. That says a lot about you.

And here you go:
www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#newwindow=1&safe=off&q=gay+couple+sues+church

Choose any God-damn link you want. There are hundreds of them.
#17 - I was also a Jehovah's witness. Dunno about your region, but i…  [+] (1 reply) 02/12/2015 on Job 13:5 0
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#18 - vanhoutte (02/13/2015) [-]
Thats exactly the same for me. Being disfellowshiped for loving someone who wasn't a jehovahs witness is fucked.
#76 - You're right about the definition of "marriage" I wa…  [+] (6 replies) 02/12/2015 on Westboro Baptist Feminism +3
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#197 - angelusprimus (02/13/2015) [-]
First... right wing christian websites credible sources do not make. Not to mention that they are so WRONG on so many issues in this article its hilarious.

Second, I can sue government to pass a law that makes everyone dress like a pink panther, but that doesn't mean that lawsuit has a snowflake's chance in hell. In UK it goes against the established precedent that government does not interfere in church affairs, in USA it goes under constitution.

And second, fuck your definition of "traditional marriage". Western marriage STARTED as civil and NOT church matter. Catholic church copied its marriage from Roman Law, and roman marriage was a civil matter except for patricians where blessings of Juno would be asked. But it was still a matter of civil law.

Ancient egyptians, Babylonians and Chinese had marriage. So please stop selling marriage as something that is matter of christian tradition, because its a such a bold faced lie it sickens me.

Marriage has been, for thousands of years before Christianity, a civil contract. For fucks sake, in Babylon it was even dealt with as a TRADE matter.
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#280 - pizzapastasaurous (02/13/2015) [-]
Please don't go on a tirade about your personal feelings. I even conceded a point which you deemed to not be "politically correct" enough for you.

And you said "Its a stupid thing constantly repeated and gays never demanded that, ever. We have a fucking freedom of religion laws that cover that. "

Yet I gave you some proof that gays do advocate to force Christians to hold weddings. Those two links were only quick ones I pulled up in 20 seconds. There were thousands of pages referencing similar or the same precedent; homosexuals, just like everyone else, like to push an agenda.

Being a special snowflake does not give you any more moral authority and "Godly protection" than anyone else.
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#283 - angelusprimus (02/13/2015) [-]
Yeah, I went on a tirade. Why? Because if anyone is assuming more moral authority and "godly protection" its christians.

For example a right to chose for others that their marriage is not what god wants (even though there are plenty of christian churches that will marry gays, but I know, they are not really christian, since they are different from you), christians like you used SAME arguments against gay marriage to protest interracial marriage not so long ago. You claim all morality comes from God and we all must act in what you consider moral ways. People like you keep trying very hard to regulate and legislate what they consider moral. Well fuck that.

And I'd find your links you pulled in "20 seconds" lot more credible if they have not come from sites that are so far right christian they might a well be WBC Times.

And yes, some people will push for more than what others consider normal. There are christian groups in Texas petitioning government to make it illegal to be muslim in texas. They are small fringe groups that don't really matter, and don't represent the majority.
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#284 - pizzapastasaurous (02/13/2015) [-]
Notice how in my opening statement I said " force Christians to marry you" not " force us Christians to marry you". Because I am not a Christian. I love how you're attempting to demonize me because I might be Christian. That says a lot about you.

And here you go:
www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#newwindow=1&safe=off&q=gay+couple+sues+church

Choose any God-damn link you want. There are hundreds of them.
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#113 - dopeydoo (02/12/2015) [-]
BUT you do realize that, thanks to the church's strong standpoint, in most states it's illegal for gays to get married, regardless of whether it's through the church or not. True, denying gays a religious marriage would bring some backlash to the church regardless, but it wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that their stance affects legal precedence as well as religious.
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#281 - pizzapastasaurous (02/13/2015) [-]
Yes you're correct. That is why I only have an issue about forcing "unfavorable marriages" on religious communities.