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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

" rum bugger ". Could explain your own tentencies then
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Hopefully, they are labelled as people, and as for those damned boxes, I've refused to tick them for over 30yrs now. some companies get their knickers in a twist over my refusal, but stuff them. My race has nothing whatsoever to do with 99% of transactions with the people that ask that question, so stuff the lot of them.

The majority of people in Europe only know that last 2 or 3 generations of their ancestry. The tv show, 'Who Do You Think You Are?' being a prime example of this.

If you delve into genealogy, the secrets and lies all come tumbling out, like my great great grandmother. She was a proper rum bugger She was a a widowed, 42yr old owner of a mineral water bottling factory when she met a 23yr old German Jewish lad who was the heir to a ginger beer factory, at a bottled pop convention in Manchester (how utterly glamourous). She married him when she was 6mths pregnant with my great grandmother. That family secret was very well buried.

When you look at the history of Moors in Spain, Italy and Greece, then consider Shakespearean references and paintings of that era, you realise that there were quite a number of non-white people in the UK. One of my black mates at college could trace his ancestry in the UK back to the 1720's, which is a hell of a lot further back than most of my lot. But no matter how the genetics is watered down over the generations, there's always the chance of, what used to be known as, 'a genetic throwback'. There were quite a few cases in S.A. of kids being adopted out because they were "too dark skinned" to fit in with the rest of their family. There's even been cases of biracial twins.

Genetics is a wonderful and fascinating thing that's full of surprises.
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" rum bugger ". Could explain your own tentencies then

1. I've never been head of the W.I. and a reknowned & respected 'old woman of the CofE High Church'.
2. I've never gone on a work trip and got pregnant by a guy young enough to be my son.

I think she beats me hands down in the rum bugger department.
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Guess you have time to catch up
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1. I've never been head of the W.I. and a reknowned & respected 'old woman of the CofE High Church'.
2. I've never gone on a work trip and got pregnant by a guy young enough to be my son.

I think she beats me hands down in the rum bugger department.
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Old 30.11.2017, 16:31
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Hopefully, they are labelled as people, and as for those damned boxes, I've refused to tick them for over 30yrs now. some companies get their knickers in a twist over my refusal, but stuff them. My race has nothing whatsoever to do with 99% of transactions with the people that ask that question, so stuff the lot of them.
Are you saying, there are companies who ask for one's race in their questionaries? Where? In GB?
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probably in Australia
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Are you saying, there are companies who ask for one's race in their questionaries? Where? In GB?
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Old 30.11.2017, 17:19
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The " royal family " are parasites.
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She is also fairly liberal, which has also upset the likes of the Mail and Express and their commentardiat. For instance the lovely Brendan O'Neill has got a bit triggered in the Spectator:



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Old 30.11.2017, 17:20
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The " royal family " are parasites.
Aren't all rich people?

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Old 30.11.2017, 17:21
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Are you saying, there are companies who ask for one's race in their questionaries? Where? In GB?
Yup. It's part of their "equal opportunity" monitoring.

I find it a bit sinister myself.
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Old 30.11.2017, 17:24
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Aren't all rich people?

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Not if the create employment for others.

The Royal family help boost Britain's foreign tourist industry. They are a huge draw.

You Americans apparently love that sort of thing and come over in your droves to marvel at our palaces, castles and pageantry.
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The " royal family " are parasites.
Nah, they're not. The Crown Estate pays a lot more into the treasury than the queen gets back. As far as I'm aware the rest of the family are independently wealthy and most of them have jobs too.

I'm no supporter of the monarchy, but it does offer value for money when compared to a presidential system - in the UK at least.

I've no idea why you lot haven't ditched the queen, though. You're like a bunch of teenagers: happy to whinge about mummy, but still want your washing done at the weekend.
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Nah, they're not. The Crown Estate pays a lot more into the treasury than the queen gets back. As far as I'm aware the rest of the family are independently wealthy and most of them have jobs too.

I'm no supporter of the monarchy, but it does offer value for money when compared to a presidential system - in the UK at least.

I've no idea why you lot haven't ditched the queen, though. You're like a bunch of teenagers: happy to whinge about mummy, but still want your washing done at the weekend.
Why would we? Then we'd end up with people like Trump, Mugabe, Edrogen, etc, in charge.
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Old 30.11.2017, 17:55
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Why would we? Then we'd end up with people like Trump, Mugabe, Edrogen, etc, in charge.
I didn't know you were Australian?
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Why would we? Then we'd end up with people like Trump, Mugabe, Edrogen, etc, in charge.
As an outsider I don't have the impression the queen is really in charge of running the country.
On the other hand it would support DB's mummy-theory: She patiently watches the children's headless trials at politics. LOL.
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I've no idea why you lot haven't ditched the queen, though. You're like a bunch of teenagers: happy to whinge about mummy, but still want your washing done at the weekend.
What? Like a Peasants Revolt?
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Old 30.11.2017, 19:03
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Why would we? Then we'd end up with people like Trump, Mugabe, Edrogen, etc, in charge.
You forgot May, Corbin, etc.

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What? Like a Peasants Revolt?
Australia is already independent. It shouldn't be too difficult to ditch a foreign monarch and become a republic. They just don't seem to want to.

There's no hope for Britain.
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I didn't know you were Australian?
Sadly deceased a few years ago- the brother of an ex colleague was the staunchiest anti Royalist - and the righful direct descendant to the Throne
(Hastings from Ashby de la Zouch) had the succession not been repeatedly tampered with.


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Sadly deceased a few years ago- the brother of an ex colleague was the staunchiest anti Royalist - and the righful direct descendant to the Throne
(Hastings from Ashby de la Zouch) had the succession not been repeatedly tampered with.
I take issue with the concept of "rightful". They should all stand aside and let the people choose their head of state.

Trump is a dick, but after four years he can be booted out of office.

Edit: I just read your post properly - brilliant stuff!
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lol agreed his sister was huge fun, very discreet about her origins and being a Peer of the Realm and taught in a comprehensive school in Leicester.

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Are you saying, there are companies who ask for one's race in their questionaries? Where? In GB?
Loads, and I believe the question is still on the Census. There's all the usual options, then one names 'Other...' where I used to write 'Not applicable', but now I write 'None of your business'. Brits tend to be good at dealing with crap like this, which is why Jedi is now on the Census list and also how Rage Against The Machine - 'Killing In The Name' became the Christmas 2009 No.1.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1589133.stm
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