Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 19:33 UTC, submitted by ozonehole
Legal Yes, even more copyright and intellectual property stuff. We have several stories on this one today, so I figured I'd throw them all together. First and foremost, ACTA has finally been dragged out of the shadows and into the light (thanks to the EU parliament), so we can take a look at what's in there. Is it really as bad as everyone thinks it is? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
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RE: Why is a monarchy so good?
by Soulbender on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 02:17 UTC in reply to "Why is a monarchy so good?"
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What makes you think monarchs are the leaders? They're just figureheads, devoid of any real power that costs the state quite a fair amount of money in upkeep.

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qbast Member since:

Yeah, probably less than 1/1000 of money recently given to banks as 'bailout'. Oh the horror!

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Carewolf Member since:

It is closer to 1/100000 of the recent bailouts.

Monarchs are not that costly. Sure in theory all the stuff they "own" has value, but are you really going to sell the Palace if there was no Queen, or do you just have to pay for the maintainence out of a different pocket?

You end up paying the same and only get a small handfull of no income, inherited wealth celebrities out of it.

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Soulbender Member since:

I fail to see how one wrong thing justifies another.

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