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Old 12-26-2011, 10:09 PM   #981
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allegience?

with all due respect, zhi, i pledge my allegience every week (cub scouts) to our own country. no one else's.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #982
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planning on a early bed time. celebrating two Christmases has worn me out. been reading most of the day.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:41 AM   #983
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Why do Yankees so often refer to the Queen of England as "The Queen" and the English monarchy as "the monarchy"? Are you guys that tied to England? There are other queens and other monarchies.
If I have offended our Canadian neighbors, I send my heartfellt apologies. That was not my intention. I do hold Queen Elizabeth II in the highest regard.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:45 AM   #984
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If I have offended our Canadian neighbors, I send my heartfellt apologies. That was not my intention. I do hold Queen Elizabeth II in the highest regard.
I doubt it's Canadians who are offended. After all she is their queen. I'm mildly offended because I'm half Danish and half Swedish and each of those countries has a queen. Denmark's queen is the monarch. Sweden has a king and his wife is the queen. Norway has a monarchy as well.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:24 AM   #985
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Yes, but England is known for their queen. She and her family on our our news all the time.
You guys are known for your meatballs. Which IMO is a much better thing
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:00 PM   #986
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I doubt it's Canadians who are offended. After all she is their queen. I'm mildly offended because I'm half Danish and half Swedish and each of those countries has a queen. Denmark's queen is the monarch. Sweden has a king and his wife is the queen. Norway has a monarchy as well.
I knew about them. One of those royal families walks around without any security. I don't remember which one. But that says a lot about them. The Netherlands also has a Queen.

When I lived in Tacoma, there is a college called Pacific Lutheran University. I lived just seconds from there. It is owned by both Denmark and Sweden. Each year they alternate and their Queen attends the graduation ceremony and passes out the diplomas. The University has mostly international students. Most of them were in training to take their parents place when the time came. If they weren't doing well in their studies, they got called back home. Heads of state, companies, etc. I made extra money typing up their papers. That was before computers came into play. Most of them had an excellent command of the English language. For those that didn't I would correct it as I typed.

And it seemed like they ALL rode bikes year round. I asked one why, with all the money their families had, they did't have a car. Simple answer. They were chauferred at home and never learned to drive.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #987
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Wow, relaxing while pouring a concrete pad...

You have more energy than I do. My relaxing has to do with a soft, cofortable chair and a warm cat on my lap.

Come relax at my house, will ya? I have this sidewalk I need poured.
If I didn't own a concrete mixer it would definitely not have been a relaxing day.
In fact, floating and edging concrete is kind of relaxing, I would say...
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:16 PM   #988
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I relate The Queen with England.
Bicycles and pot with The Netherlands.
Kimchee with Koreans.
Soccer with Brazil.
Vodka with Russia.

I think simple.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:25 PM   #989
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What am I doing?

Trying to recover, ive been chasing little miss Isis who decided go exploring this morning. Cattle country style.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:38 PM   #990
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Trying to recover, ive been chasing little miss Isis who decided go exploring this morning. Cattle country style.
I take it that Miss Isis is a pet? Oh and welcome to DC!!
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