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bbc.co.uk went down for a few hours. As for people who say who cares?
around 2,000,000,000 watched the service. More than any sporting event super bowl/olympics/football so I guess quite a few.

Goes to show what sheep people are. Other, actually important events in the world don't stand still and wait for the wedding to pass. Coverage of them sure does, though.
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post #182 of 205
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Not sure how much is a pence, but dang... I thought the wedding costed 40 million pounds? Roughly 64 million USD.

Either way, I'm visiting the UK again after I finish school. Last time I went, It was just chilling in one area to watch American Football over there, this time... I have a whole new agenda, love that accent
I think you'll find there's 27p in a pound, when you come over come and see me and i'll change up all your money for you


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Right, but where did the Royal's get their money?

Oh yea that's right, they stole everything of value from their people over the past thousand years. Now they live off the "acquired" assets of their heritage.

IMO, the royal family should be liquidated, all of it's assets seized and auctioned off.. the proceeds of which should go into social programs for the poor.

In a true republic, even a fake monarchy wouldn't be allowed to exist.
They get their money from the civil list.

As has already been said, we're not a republic, the Queen has to approve the Prime minister and still has the power to disolve parliment. Just like all our laws have to through the unelected House of Lords before they become ratified.

It seems Americans know very little about the UK.
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I think you'll find there's 27p in a pound, when you come over come and see me and i'll change up all your money for you




They get their money from the civil list.

As has already been said, we're not a republic, the Queen has to approve the Prime minister and still has the power to disolve parliment. Just like all our laws have to through the unelected House of Lords before they become ratified.

It seems Americans know very little about the UK.
Ask us about the USSR.

Any ways how much do you guys know about us?
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I laughed when I saw Beiber on one of the servers. Anyways, a kiss won't destroy the internet, not that I'm concerned. They can shut down major sites like Facebook and Twitter but as long as OCN is up, I'm fine.
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Ask us about the USSR.

Any ways how much do you guys know about us?
Ask us a question.

That other guy didn't even know how many pence there are in a pound, I thought everyone would know that there are 240p in a pound
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Ask us a question.

That other guy didn't even know how many pence there are in a pound, I thought everyone would know that there are 240p in a pound
Kinda hard to ask a question you can just Google your self..


How many court systems do you need to pass before you can reach the supreme court?
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Umm, I watched it in my Government class this morning. Of course it would break the internet, people go crazy to see a new member of the british royal family .
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Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
Ask us a question.

That other guy didn't even know how many pence there are in a pound, I thought everyone would know that there are 240p in a pound
Try that on me, Imma track you down lol. Us Americans kill for no reason, have you not learned anything from Rush Hour 3?
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^^^This is more important than the wedding, it's sickening that people in this country think that a wedding for rich socialites or the latest jersey shore episode is more important or more entertaining than the last shuttle launch.
Or that Christchurch new zealand is still flat a a pancake and a total wreck. Or that Japan is going to have about 30 million dead people before this year is out. Or that the 2nd largest economy on the planet is shifting to moving and dying of cancer. Or that japanese are peer pressuring everybody into staying by saying they aren't real japanese if they leave. Or that about 67 tornados just ripped through the south of america which is presently peppered with nuclear reactors as well. Or that the dollar that pays for space shuttle launches is in the final stages of becoming weimar and zimbabwe currency.
Or that government doesn't produce or do anything and are the biggest debtors on the planet and about to make everybody broke.
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Or that Christchurch new zealand is still flat a a pancake and a total wreck. Or that Japan is going to have about 30 million dead people before this year is out. Or that the 2nd largest economy on the planet is shifting to moving and dying of cancer. Or that japanese are peer pressuring everybody into staying by saying they aren't real japanese if they leave. Or that about 67 tornados just ripped through the south of america which is presently peppered with nuclear reactors as well. Or that the dollar that pays for space shuttle launches is in the final stages of becoming weimar and zimbabwe currency.
Or that government doesn't produce or do anything and are the biggest debtors on the planet and about to make everybody broke.
Except we do hear about this............ALL THE TIME. That is the problem. All we hear ALL THE TIME is BAD NEWS.

This Royal Wedding.......its a change of pace. It is something that is joyful, wonderful, interesting, exciting. It makes us forget about just the bad things happening, and lets us witness some strong traditions happening in another country. Get to experience some english royalty
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