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Old 28.05.2011, 07:43
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Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

This film is bound to stir up some debate. I don't believe that she was murdered but I suppose I should keep an open mind. I think that showing the pictures of her dying is repugnant, so I won't watch the film.





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Old 28.05.2011, 08:07
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Everyone knows that the Royals have German roots, but why is it so difficult to speak about it? Never heard anything about it in the media.

Personally I believe once a door is shut behind you one is not supposed to re open it constantly, but still fact is fact.

I loved Di, her nature, her style, her generous mind - just everything. She was beautiful from inside to outside !
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Old 28.05.2011, 09:13
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Everyone knows that the Royals have German roots, but why is it so difficult to speak about it? Never heard anything about it in the media.

Personally I believe once a door is shut behind you one is not supposed to re open it constantly, but still fact is fact.

I loved Di, her nature, her style, her generous mind - just everything. She was beautiful from inside to outside !

What is your point...or are you just a racist against Germans?
I have Irish roots, if people kept banging on about that I would find it very strange.

Also Diana was far from beautiful inside or out.

Has enough money not already been wasted on a pointless investigation, why make a documentary.
She got into a car with a driver who was drunk, unsurprisingly he crashed, she died.
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Old 28.05.2011, 10:09
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

Irrelevant what roots one has (I also have several outside of Europe), if a person is of public interest and is involved in controversial political movements, I would assume a public discussion about it.

With private and personal "roots", not tax money is involved, whereas with public persons or Royals it is.

Same with the gold discussion in Switzerland, this was done rather late in history and only because the US had a serious power play, but it in the end it was done.

I always stay corrected with my views on Di, but guess I'm not alone with it. She still has many well wishers and supporters or fans.
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Old 28.05.2011, 10:28
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Is this a world record for Godwin's Law?
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Old 28.05.2011, 10:56
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

No, it's about the first video of OP
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Old 28.05.2011, 11:20
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The film is about a bitter Egyptian father whom was twice refused British citizenship even though he owned the Harrods shop and a national newspaper. He expected money to buy him recognition and the higher society closed ranks against him.

Dianne was a lovely princess until she used the British press for revenge against the Buckingham palace dictatorship.

The film should be a box office winner! It has everything including poor taste, but not my approval nor patrionage.
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

more of this? I personally have never understood why any democracy in the 20th or 21st century has kings and queens, which seem to stand directly against a meritocracy, but you know...to each his own...i guess there is utility in praising folks because their ancestors were warlords and they themselves live off the coattails for EVERY AND EVER AND EVER... I guess I have a bit of a Republican bias, but it really makes no rational sense...(but I'm open to an argument).

I don't think I will watch this, but who knows, I will read the reviews first. I kind of like conspiracy theories.

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Is this a world record for Godwin's Law?
So that implies that any mention of German or Germany implies Nazism?
That is not a fair statement.
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Everyone knows that the Royals have German roots, but why is it so difficult to speak about it? Never heard anything about it in the media.

Personally I believe once a door is shut behind you one is not supposed to re open it constantly, but still fact is fact.

I loved Di, her nature, her style, her generous mind - just everything. She was beautiful from inside to outside !
I think you mean ties to the Nazi Party in Germany. Prince Phillip has admitted this already in an interview.
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Old 28.05.2011, 17:01
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

I've got to admit that made me laugh, now I am wracked with guilt. I am not in favour of supporting the royal family, I say take the estimated 50 million pounds ( or whatever the current figure is) we give the royal family, charge visitors to view the palaces and castles and put the money towards finding a cure for cancer, building affordable housing, stimulating job growth etc.

However, I do have sympathy for the Princes. It was traumatic enough to lose their mother at such a young age, now they have to have the gory details and accusations hound them- it's a wonder they are not in psychiatric care. Imagine it happened to your children. Would any children really want images off their mother in her dying moments in a car crash used for sensationalism?

The film is expected to do well in the US because Americans are presumed to be fascinated by conspiracy theories.

We all know that Prince Phillip is a racist pillock, you can see it in the Queen's face constantly at public engagements.
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

I cant agree more. Very well said.

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more of this? I personally have never understood why any democracy in the 20th or 21st century has kings and queens, which seem to stand directly against a meritocracy, but you know...to each his own...i guess there is utility in praising folks because their ancestors were warlords and they themselves live off the coattails for EVERY AND EVER AND EVER... I guess I have a bit of a Republican bias, but it really makes no rational sense...(but I'm open to an argument).

I don't think I will watch this, but who knows, I will read the reviews first. I kind of like conspiracy theories.
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more of this? I personally have never understood why any democracy in the 20th or 21st century has kings and queens, which seem to stand directly against a meritocracy, but you know...to each his own...i guess there is utility in praising folks because their ancestors were warlords and they themselves live off the coattails for EVERY AND EVER AND EVER... I guess I have a bit of a Republican bias, but it really makes no rational sense...(but I'm open to an argument).

I don't think I will watch this, but who knows, I will read the reviews first. I kind of like conspiracy theories.
We only keep the royals as Americans are so fascinated by them that they actually make a profit for UK Ltd...
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I cant agree more. Very well said.

I also agree Oligarchies are my favourite garchies.
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That's exactly what I thought!
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We only keep the royals as Americans are so fascinated by them that they actually make a profit for UK Ltd...
Almost true, unfortunately, but most Americans are ignorant of history so some of "us" see it as some "live-soap opera" or "Live Action Disney Movie".

A English friend of mine living in the U.S. (Manchester) once told me he did not like the Royal family but they were a necessary evil, because if they did not exist, the UK would fall apart. Then I said to him..."Switzerland, Belgium, Russia (as we know it), and Canada has not...hell neither has America." Then he started going on about the Scots and the Welsh (yeah he had to add in a crack about the Scousers) making everything bad. lol
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more of this? I personally have never understood why any democracy in the 20th or 21st century has kings and queens, which seem to stand directly against a meritocracy, but you know...to each his own...i guess there is utility in praising folks because their ancestors were warlords and they themselves live off the coattails for EVERY AND EVER AND EVER... I guess I have a bit of a Republican bias, but it really makes no rational sense...(but I'm open to an argument).

I don't think I will watch this, but who knows, I will read the reviews first. I kind of like conspiracy theories.
The British monarchy has no executive power, and so offers no threat to democracy. If we were designing a modern nation state from scratch now, it wouldn't include a monarchy (nor a BBC, probably), but it's been around for a thousand years, and isn't easy to get rid of -- eveni if we wanted to. It's part of the heritage of the nation, and a tremendous tourist attraction.

In any case, all democracies are flawed, and this certainly includes the US, where influence is bought and sold without there seeming to be any sense of popular outrage.
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Old 30.05.2011, 09:11
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In any case, all democracies are flawed, and this certainly includes the US, where influence is bought and sold without there seeming to be any sense of popular outrage.
This is why you have a non-elected power in Government.
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