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Jan 14, 2020 - 6:42:40 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

I know there is WAY more important things going on in the world but this is the big stir here!

https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/premier-prime-minister-giddy-about-prospect-of-prince-harry-and-meghan-living-in-b-c-1.24051987

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:50:28 PM
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Owen

Canada

4661 posts since 6/5/2011

I'm not particularly "giddy" about the prospect of Canada paying for security (?).  I wasn't paying close attention, but I think I heard an estimate of up to $100,000 per day.

Edit: on second thought.... 100,000 X 180 [i.e. 6 months] = $18,000,000.   So I take that back... what's 18 million between friends?  wink

Edited by - Owen on 01/14/2020 18:54:40

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:51:42 PM
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1056 posts since 4/22/2018

I’m quite giddy about them moving to Canada too.

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:56:34 PM
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9204 posts since 2/22/2007

People going ga-ga over celebrity in general and the Royals in particular is something that I find baffling and sad. The very concept of royalty should not have survived into the 21st century.

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:08:45 PM
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Mooooo

USA

7328 posts since 8/20/2016

They could live next door to me and I would be no more excited than I am by my current neighbors. Unless maybe they played bass and guitar.

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:10:30 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

I was fishing for you guys Jonty! Ha! Ha! My doctor from London was pretty happy today!

I bought the paper to read the hype. 

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:25:15 PM
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donc

Canada

6116 posts since 2/9/2010

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

People going ga-ga over celebrity in general and the Royals in particular is something that I find baffling and sad. The very concept of royalty should not have survived into the 21st century.


Today its simply a plaything  among countries that have a history of a hereditary monarchy. In the U.S. they have a president . The wives and children of every president are usually given lots of news coverage because that's what the people want. In the U.S. they don't call it a royal family but its all the same old game. 

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:30:16 PM
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1056 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

I was fishing for you guys Jonty! Ha! Ha! My doctor from London was pretty happy today!

I bought the paper to read the hype. 


We could send you more Bob, there’s plenty of them!

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:38:07 PM
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donc

Canada

6116 posts since 2/9/2010

I don't want them in my neighbourhood. Our local government uses every possible excuse to raise my property taxes. Living next door to royal blood will likely not help my cause.

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:11:29 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

We'd hardly notice a few more millionaire's here! 

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:17:32 PM
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9204 posts since 2/22/2007

Oh Don, we have the Kardashians, we are so very classy.

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:20:19 PM
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14494 posts since 12/2/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

I’m quite giddy about them moving to Canada too.


That'll be one new keyboard, bub.

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:25:50 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

45731 posts since 10/5/2013

Could be they’ll buy a sod hut in Medicine Hat , put in a good supply of pemmican and bannock, and take up fiddle and banjo and join our jams.

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:29:41 PM
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donc

Canada

6116 posts since 2/9/2010

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

Oh Don, we have the Kardashians, we are so very classy.


You also have Justin Bieber. He was originally our's but we don't mind. 

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:31:48 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

One clip was Who's going to pay for it. Who's going to pay for it. Who's going to pay for it!

All the news drums it up to seem like we should care about it! 

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:33:29 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

We have a few castles here for young people starting out on their own. 

Jan 14, 2020 - 9:09:18 PM
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donc

Canada

6116 posts since 2/9/2010

quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

One clip was Who's going to pay for it. Who's going to pay for it. Who's going to pay for it!

All the news drums it up to seem like we should care about it! 


Did you know that his daddy the prince of Wales owns a whole town in Wales ? The reigning Prince of Wales has been collecting the rent there for several generations.   If Harry arrives at the welfare office I hope someone says something. 

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:33:47 PM

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Did you know that his daddy the prince of Wales owns a whole town in Wales ?


I didn't know this. The reason I didn't know is because it's not true. He did have a new town built on his Duchy of Cornwall land in England.

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:12:42 PM

376 posts since 5/29/2006

Is he the one who wants to destroy all the priceless centuries-old amazing ivory carvings in British museums, because he thinks that will Save The Elephants?

 

Oh, and by the way: wow, so hereditary royalty people can be just as moronic as elected ones, huh?   Gee freaking whillikers.

Edited by - howbah on 01/14/2020 23:20:32

Jan 15, 2020 - 1:47:55 AM
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m06

England

8147 posts since 10/5/2006

We’re all human regardless the situation we’re born into.

I’m not a royalist but I can empathise with anyone’s feelings including those whose political position I happen not to support. It seems to me that given his mother’s tragic experience of life in the royal spotlight, and it’s effect on him and his brother, his choice to prioritise his wife, child and well-being is entirely understandable and very wise.

It would be a fool that did nothing when circumstances repeat. And he certainly doesn’t strike me as a fool.

As to security, it’s neither of their fault or control that they are high-profile potential targets. The cost of protection should be borne by what caused them to be targets: us, or more precisely the British establishment.

Heredity works both ways; it imbues status, privilege and power by birth but it also dictates duty without choice. In my view neither is defensible in a modern egalitarian society based on equal rights for all. Hereditary privilege is an anachronism that stands against the core values we uphold.

Edited by - m06 on 01/15/2020 02:03:52

Jan 15, 2020 - 3:07:39 AM
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2338 posts since 4/29/2012

It's big new here too - If you measure in column inches and broadcast minutes. I've yet to meet an actual human being who could give a s***.

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:44:25 AM
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USA

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quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

I was fishing for you guys Jonty! Ha! Ha! My doctor from London was pretty happy today!

I bought the paper to read the hype. 


We could send you more Bob, there’s plenty of them!


Just make sure you keep sending them to north north America.  We have enough problems down here without importing more.  

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:31:16 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

I don't have a problem with them. I can't imagine the province footing the bill. Most news is looking to provoke a reaction. 

Everyone was all up in arms when Harry married a Canadian actress of mixed blood. Now they're hurt that she wants out! 

I doubt there's anywhere in Canada that there's a higher concentration of Brits & Australians than here in Victoria.

If you listen to any call in radio show every second caller is a Brit or Aussie explaining a better way to run this country.LOL! News stations & radio ads use folks with accents to draw more interest.

I'm happy for the Royal watchers. I don't think the couple be swarmed by crazy fans like a leading actor in a superhero movie in the States!

What they did to Harry's Mom never set right with me.

Jonty We are having a big shortage of G.P.s here.

Edited by - bubbalouie on 01/15/2020 06:34:10

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:38:39 AM

Owen

Canada

4661 posts since 6/5/2011

 
Originally posted by bubbalouie

<snip> .... a Brit or Aussie explaining a better way to run this country.  <snip>

Once they're Canadian citizens.....

And, even IF they're not, generally speaking, do their ideas/suggestions/explanations have merit?   

 

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:47:33 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

Not any more or less than any other callers! They must have been disappointed with their own country to move here I figure. Sometimes the same problems follow you wherever you go. 

Edited by - bubbalouie on 01/15/2020 06:48:05

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:57:37 AM
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53257 posts since 12/14/2005

Umpty years ago, Irene & I were at the grocery store, and there near the checkout was a magazine rack.
And the lovely Princess Di was on the cover of 3 of more of the mags.
It was July 5th, and I remarked
"Seems like only yesterday, we were commemorating the fact that a lot of good people fought and died, to give us the right to Not Give A Crap about the British monarchy."

I understand that people IN the publishing business must publish what will sell, but other than that, why bother noticing these two at all?

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