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Old 22.07.2013, 12:49
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Old 22.07.2013, 12:54
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

I think the majority of the British public do care. As CMac pointed out, the Jubilee celebrations were evidence of that.
People need and want some good news in these hard times, and this is good news.
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Old 22.07.2013, 12:55
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I think the majority of the British public do care. As CMac pointed out, the Jubilee celebrations were evidence of that.
People need and want some good news in these hard times, and this is good news.
A million people out of 65million is a minority. But it looks like A LOT of people on TV sure.
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I know. Those idiots who call babies cute should be strung up too. Why admire a baby who is cute? What did they do to deserve cuteness or good genes?

Send them to the coal mines I say! See how cute they are covered in dirt and grime.

You ever seen a freshly born baby? It aint cute.

People arent making a fuss because the baby is cute. Were that so, we'd be inundated with this sort of fuss every few seconds. But thanks for commenting without actually reading the thread.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

A few comments:

- I've read a few "just ignore it if you don't like it" comments. Well there's a hell of a hoo-har going on, it's a legitimate point to say "not everyone's impressed, I'm not". Indeed, I wish more would because if only the celebratory types made comments the impression would be that everyone were supporters.

- Feeling sorry for Kate? Well that's up to you but I can think of many more people more worthy of pity. If your point is that when you think about her (and it's in the media, unless we watch Al Jazera we'll all be hearing about it) then you feel sorry for her, then frankly she knew what she was getting into. Yes millions of people are paying attention but she has a family, a support system, good doctors and, again, knew she'd have a lot of attention, I personally don't understand the pity.

- The 'royal' family generate income for the UK ... the UK has enough history and enough characters who would fill their place. As far as I'm concerned, that really isn't good enough reason to maintain a so-called 'aristocracy' (rule by the best). I know I'm probably in a minority, but unless people speak up (rather than being told 'if you don't like it ignore it') I can't be sure about that. Certainly, things aren't going to change - it's too central to the structure of society in the UK. More's the pity.
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Send it to me instead. I promise i will fawn over the royal sprog too, if you do.

Edit: Just the money, not the hat.
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I think the majority of the British public do care. As CMac pointed out, the Jubilee celebrations were evidence of that.
People need and want some good news in these hard times, and this is good news.

If it hadnt been a public holiday (an extra one to boot), would that many people have taken the day off work to go and join in the celebrations?
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You ever seen a freshly born baby? It aint cute.

People arent making a fuss because the baby is cute. Were that so, we'd be inundated with this sort of fuss every few seconds. But thanks for commenting without actually reading the thread.
Oh so why are we admiring the baby?
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Old 22.07.2013, 13:03
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maybe that shouldnt be such a bad thing?
Try communism, that may be more your thing. Oh wait, you live in Switzerland, where you likely earn great money vs 95% of the worlds population, and your kids will be born into what is by world standards an extremely privileged life. Send them off to Africa to get a taste off poverty when they're born.

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On a serious note, im not against rich people being rich. Im against admiration when none is deserved.
If you don't admire the royals then fine, just leave it at that, but the rest of your argument against people showing interest in the royals were essentially logically threadbare.
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Oh so why are we admiring the baby?

Beats me.
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Old 22.07.2013, 13:09
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Try communism, that may be more your thing. Oh wait, you live in Switzerland, where you likely earn great money vs 95% of the worlds population, and your kids will be born into what is by world standards an extremely privileged life. Send them off to Africa to get a taste off poverty when they're born.
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Only valid if you will be lining the streets in a demented form of cultural fetishism indulging in a ludicrous spectacle of unearned prestige and privilege.
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Try communism, that may be more your thing. Oh wait, you live in Switzerland, where you likely earn great money vs 95% of the worlds population, and your kids will be born into what is by world standards an extremely privileged life. Send them off to Africa to get a taste off poverty when they're born.



If you don't admire the royals then fine, just leave it at that, but the rest of your argument against people showing interest in the royals were essentially logically threadbare.
-When i was younger i was lucky enough to live (for an admittedly short time) with a family who had very little. They still opened their home to me and treated me like a son. Having lived with them, i learned the value of money, and yes, this is a lesson i will impart to my kids. It doesnt mean i am a communist loony, it means i appreciate what i have. I will make sure my kids respect what they have too, and that they respect the value of whatever i leave them. Its my parental responsibility. If my kids think that money is nothing more then a means to an end, to be used as and when one wishes, then i have failed as a parent.

-I have no argument against those people (apart from the fact they could be doing something more useful with their time). I simply dont understand why they waste their time and effort admiring a family who arent very admirable.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

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A million people out of 65million is a minority. But it looks like A LOT of people on TV sure.
And ww TV viewers?

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You still have not answered my question with regards to charity and humanity, how much do you do compared to Prince William?
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Britain doesn't have Hollywood but it has something of a better class: the royal family. It is fine with me.
Seriously now, they are a lovely couple, I bet the baby will be very cute, unless she will resemble with Prince Charles... (I like him though, I really do)
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Old 22.07.2013, 13:20
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And ww TV viewers?

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You still have not answered my question with regards to charity and humanity, how much do you do compared to Prince William?

As much as i can afford, without falling into financial straits myself. And with regards to how much of my family money i donate? well none. Because there isnt any family money.
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-When i was younger i was lucky enough to live (for an admittedly short time) with a family who had very little. They still opened their home to me and treated me like a son. Having lived with them, i learned the value of money, and yes, this is a lesson i will impart to my kids. It doesnt mean i am a communist loony, it means i appreciate what i have. I will make sure my kids respect what they have too, and that they respect the value of whatever i leave them. Its my parental responsibility. If my kids think that money is nothing more then a means to an end, to be used as and when one wishes, then i have failed as a parent.
Dubious personal anecdote aside, are you saying that these are the callous views that William and Kate have regarding money and wealth? or ws that just a general rant against how you perceive rich people to be?

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-I have no argument against those people (apart from the fact they could be doing something more useful with their time). I simply dont understand why they waste their time and effort admiring a family who arent very admirable.
...in your opinion. Which in real terms doesn't count for much.

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As much as i can afford, without falling into financial straits myself.

Somehow I highly, highly doubt that statement, given the rest of your posts.
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Britain doesn't have Hollywood but it has something of a better class: the royal family.
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... the UK has enough history .
...which is in no way connected to royalties, I presume?

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... and enough characters who would fill their place..
Yes, and as we all know the media and the public, they will be, more likely, like this:



Good luck.
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Old 22.07.2013, 13:35
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Dubious personal anecdote aside, are you saying that these are the callous views that William and Kate have regarding money and wealth? or ws that just a general rant against how you perceive rich people to be?

...in your opinion. Which in real terms doesn't count for much.

Somehow I highly, highly doubt that statement, given the rest of your post.
-Neither. Your point was about me being communist. It was a retort to that. Has nothing to do with the royals. But thanks for trying to tie up two unrelated arguments.

-Opinions, in the grand scheme of things dont. Mine, yours and everybody elses, ultimately, count for nothing.

-Is an online forum not a place to express opinions and encourage debate? Shucks.

-So...in your mind, valuing money excludes you from giving to charity? Cant say im too surprised. The way i see it, 300 spent feeding a family in desperate need is better then spending 300 on a shiny new ipad, when my old one is perfectly fine. Thats what i'd want to impart to my kids. On this, though, i think we will have to agree to disagree.
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-I have no argument against those people (apart from the fact they could be doing something more useful with their time). I simply dont understand why they waste their time and effort admiring a family who arent very admirable.
And yet it seems like you've spent your morning doing not much but commenting on this thread...don't you have something more important to spend your time on than this?
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