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Happy Commonwealth Day!

Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:32 pm



'Tis that happy time of year again when all our brothers and sisters around the world reach out across the commonwealth and pat each others on the back for being part of this briliantly useful institution that does so much to enrich our daily lives.

Hooray for the Commonwealth of Nations! That glorious voluntary organisation of nations that (some, kinda) possibly had some kind of connection to the British Empire before it crashed and burned in slow motion over the course of the 20th century.

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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:44 pm

Wow, you have absolutely no opinion on the Commonwealth at all it would seem.

Happy Commonwealth Day.
 
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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:51 pm

Quoting QANTASforever (Thread starter):
some kind of connection to the British Empire before it crashed and burned in slow motion

How is your wife, BOE773 today? Is she still banned from A.Net?

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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:01 pm

I didn't know that i shared my birthday with Commonwealth Day. Happy Commonwealth Day to all.  Smile
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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:55 pm

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 2):
How is your wife, BOE773 today? Is she still banned from A.Net?

Enlighten me. Who is this person?

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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:13 pm

I'm going to echo QFF's statement. The commonwealth is outdated, powerless, pointless and in fact totally useless. Ditch it now, it's a waste of time and resources to its members.

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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:17 pm

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
I'm going to echo QFF's statement. The commonwealth is outdated, powerless, pointless and in fact totally useless. Ditch it now, it's a waste of time and resources to its members.

Ditch it, along with the monarchy as head of state.
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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:23 pm

Never knew such a day Existed  Smile
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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:14 am

Quoting MattRB (Reply 6):
Ditch it, along with the monarchy as head of state.

where do i sign?
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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:56 am

Citizens for a Canadian Republic http://www.canadian-republic.ca
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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:15 am

Quoting MattRB (Reply 9):
Citizens for a Canadian Republic

Thanks.

I see there are links for Australia, New Zealand and the UK Republican movements.
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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:12 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 10):
I see there are links for Australia, New Zealand and the UK Republican movements.

Yes, there is a residual agreement that facilitates cooperation and the sharing of resources across the various republican movements around the Commonwealth Realms. A good thing if you ask me.

That said, we mustn't confuse the Monarchy with the Commonwealth - they are two different entities. The Queen's position as the head of the commonwealth is a title granted to her as an individual. It will not automatically pass to Prince Charles when the Queen dies.

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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:03 am

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 4):
Who is this person?

BOE773 is the guy who spammed the hell out of Civ-Av and Tech/Ops with his constant bashing of everything British (mostly BA and Rolls-Royce).
 
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RE: Happy Commonwealth Day!

Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:55 pm

Why am I at work? How come this day isn't a public holiday?

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