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posted on 16/5/22

Most visited building on Earth is (ironically) the Forbidden City, a palace that housed the former emperor of the Ming dynasty and later the Qing emperors.

The second most visited building on Earth is the Palace of Versailles, which used to house the French royal family until things got choppy.

There we go, cast-iron proof that the royal family should either step down or we start sharpening big bits of steel.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 16/5/22

Forbidden city is a dump. All the decent stuff was ransacked. Just empty scheity buildings.

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 47 seconds ago
Forbidden city is a dump. All the decent stuff was ransacked. Just empty scheity buildings.
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So you're saying we should ransack Buckingham Palace? I'm down.

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Luke Combs - FJB (U3979)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 14 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
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George Washington was a Brit. Just FYI. Would have sounded just like us
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He also didn't win the war, the Americans like to forget the battle hardened legions of French and Spanish troops that fought the English..

posted on 16/5/22

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 9 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
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Just Trump.
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Trump didn’t bow to the queen

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Luke Combs - FJB (U3979)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 14 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
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George Washington was a Brit. Just FYI. Would have sounded just like us
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Yeah technically we were all Brits. If only King George didn’t act like a jackass, things could have been a lot different.

All he had to do was give us representation in Parliament!

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Insert random username (U10647)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Luke Combs - FJB (U3979)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 14 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
George Washington was a Brit. Just FYI. Would have sounded just like us
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He also didn't win the war, the Americans like to forget the battle hardened legions of French and Spanish troops that fought the English..
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Doesn’t matter. George Washington still led the continental army and still accepted Cornwallis’s surrender at Yorktown.

Your statement still makes it sound like sour grapes. Just saying.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Drunken Hobo (U7360)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 47 seconds ago
Forbidden city is a dump. All the decent stuff was ransacked. Just empty scheity buildings.
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So you're saying we should ransack Buckingham Palace? I'm down.
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Fack that - don't want any of their scheity gear. Maybe drop some post-curry pebbledash and not flush.

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Luke Combs - FJB (U3979)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 14 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
George Washington was a Brit. Just FYI. Would have sounded just like us
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah technically we were all Brits. If only King George didn’t act like a jackass, things could have been a lot different.

All he had to do was give us representation in Parliament!
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You got mad and threw some tea in a harbour. Bravo.

If we hadn't been at war with the French......

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 42 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
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Please point out the post that said they are the primary reason for tourism, you’ve conflated the arguments in your mind to that.

Reign over us is symbolic, they don’t and haven’t for a very long time. But we have something the Americans don’t - History. USA is a new country compared to Europe, we have pubs older than your country. These Royal lines go back to a time when America was just a big swamp waiting to be discovered

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 40 minutes ago
comment by Striketeam7 - the smartest person you know - Arsenal shat it on 16/01/22 (U18109)
posted 39 minutes ago
comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Striketeam7 - the smartest person you know - Arsenal shat it on 16/01/22 (U18109)
posted 46 seconds ago

The Royal family via tourism to their land and castles account for about £19billion a year to the UK.
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Absolute bollix
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Here you go sunbeam, have a read

https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/how-much-money-royal-family-20757359.amp
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No, it really is bollix. You have taken one article that 'estimates' a number using unstated and highly questionable assumptions and little facts - absolutely no clarity how they arrive at it.

Pre-covid the UK was getting just below 40m tourists entering the country every year. By your estimate each and every one of them is spending about £500 on the royal family - EVERY single one? Nah, not having that.

Oh, you mean they only come to the UK because of her maj? Bollix - most come to see the place, business, short trips, friends.

Your numbers simply do not stack up. Did not pass the sanity clause. My sources say 2016 £22.6bn was spent by those visitors but you claim somehow £19bn was spent on the royals? Nah, nah, nah.
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Yes well you will forgive me if I do t fully trust your sources random person off the internet.

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Luke Combs - FJB (U3979)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Luke Combs - FJB (U3979)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 14 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
George Washington was a Brit. Just FYI. Would have sounded just like us
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah technically we were all Brits. If only King George didn’t act like a jackass, things could have been a lot different.

All he had to do was give us representation in Parliament!
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You got mad and threw some tea in a harbour. Bravo.

If we hadn't been at war with the French......
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Yeah, but tea though

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 9 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Just Trump.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Trump didn’t bow to the queen
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No he didn't. You did to him.

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Luke Combs - FJB (U3979)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Luke Combs - FJB (U3979)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 14 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
George Washington was a Brit. Just FYI. Would have sounded just like us
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah technically we were all Brits. If only King George didn’t act like a jackass, things could have been a lot different.

All he had to do was give us representation in Parliament!
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You got mad and threw some tea in a harbour. Bravo.

If we hadn't been at war with the French......
----------------------------------------------------------------------


Damn right. It was nasty!

posted on 16/5/22

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 9 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Just Trump.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Trump didn’t bow to the queen
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No he didn't. You did to him.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I voted for him. That’s not the same as bowing



You actually have to bow to the queen and she’s not even elected!

posted on 16/5/22

comment by der kloppites Hi, wie geht es dir * (U13373)
posted 4 hours, 21 minutes ago
comment by Edbo (U17933)
posted 4 minutes ago
It shouldn't be punished but booing the anthem is weird.
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The establishment don’t go down to good in Liverpool, tbf it’s London thing
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I thought it was American

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 31 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 9 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Just Trump.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Trump didn’t bow to the queen
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No he didn't. You did to him.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I voted for him. That’s not the same as bowing



You actually have to bow to the queen and she’s not even elected!
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Who had to bow to the queen?

posted on 16/5/22

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 16 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 31 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 9 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Just Trump.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Trump didn’t bow to the queen
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No he didn't. You did to him.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I voted for him. That’s not the same as bowing



You actually have to bow to the queen and she’s not even elected!
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Who had to bow to the queen?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You do. If you meet the Queen, you must bow to her!

Or you get your head chopped off.

Americans are the exception because two wars fixed that issue!

Merica!

posted on 16/5/22

comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 5 seconds ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 16 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 31 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 9 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Just Trump.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Trump didn’t bow to the queen
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No he didn't. You did to him.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I voted for him. That’s not the same as bowing



You actually have to bow to the queen and she’s not even elected!
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Who had to bow to the queen?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You do. If you meet the Queen, you must bow to her!

Or you get your head chopped off.

Americans are the exception because two wars fixed that issue!

Merica!
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Well that simply isn't true. Like anyone can make you bow to someone in 2022.

posted on 16/5/22

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 5 seconds ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 16 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 31 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Poolmyfinger (U12438)
posted 9 minutes ago
The lyrics of your national anthem literally say “long to reign over us”.You are singing a song that makes you all look like little subjects. That’s why it should be booed.

Furthermore, sure the monarchy brings in some revenue, but saying that the monarchy is the primary reason of tourism is utter nonsense.

Take the royals away and people are STILL going to visit the UK.

Thank f*ck for George Washington. I’d never bow to any monarch.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Just Trump.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Trump didn’t bow to the queen
----------------------------------------------------------------------

No he didn't. You did to him.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I voted for him. That’s not the same as bowing



You actually have to bow to the queen and she’s not even elected!
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Who had to bow to the queen?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You do. If you meet the Queen, you must bow to her!

Or you get your head chopped off.

Americans are the exception because two wars fixed that issue!

Merica!
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Well that simply isn't true. Like anyone can make you bow to someone in 2022.
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Relax. It’s just a narrative I adopted just to be facetious.

The only serious thing on this thread is that I still think the monarchy is a waste of £££. But as an American, it’s not really my place to push the issue.

However, with Harry and MeAgain living on this side of the pond, I’m in the belief that if any American treats them as royalty, they should lose their citizenship pronto.

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