The euro started at about $1.17, in 1999. It's now about $1.35. The highest value was close to $1.60, just before the 2008 crash.
that high of $1.60 was due to Khadaffi trading his oil in euros.....
Since the BBC makes its money from the license fee, not from advertising, it has no concept of "return" for a particular program. And, while viewer figures are not totally ignored, it is regarded as having some mandate to put on programs for minority groups not well catered for by commercial TV - such as, for example, amateur astronomers.
The BBC also makes ASSLOADS of money from commercial ventures and selling their programming and licensing overseas. They actually do have a mandate under their public service obligation to produce certain types of programming.
well maybe he could have an omnitool to replace the screwdriver
"What the fuck is this omnishambles? a defensive line? IT'S A CLUSTERFUCK OF GARGANTUAN PROPORTIONS!.. now sort it out before i stretch out your fuckign scrotum and use it as a trampoline you dog wanking fuck stick!"
i know it won't happen* but it's a lovely thought!
*he said as much in an interview
we all have our niggles and that's one of them
now as for your main point if there was mass civil unrest, what do you think the armed forces would be called in to do? (hint : it's not join in with the civil unrest)
You also should consider that if the military really did hate the Prime Minister, the oath does make for a very good excuse to not listen to him, if forced to make a choice. Even if they usually could care less about it.
you never mentioned any survey, not at all.
you haev never had any military experience have you? Colchester Military Corrective Training Centre were the words that sprang to mind with regards to your statement.
And BTW it's "Couldn't care less".. which indicates that you don't care less. if you COULD care less then that says you do actually give a shit.
A lot of people in the UK actually like the monarchy, including lots of people in the army who technically swear allegiance to *her*.
the armed services don't get a choice, it's not a matter of fact that they "like" the queen, it's a matter of fact that the oath says that they swear "allegiance to her majesty the queen, her heirs and successors and the officers set above me"
i know as i once took that oath as a member of The Parachute Regiment and to be quite frank none of us gave two flying fucks about the queen or her heirs and successors.
If you had actually read the links you'll see she and the plug lugged Charles have actually used the veto on several occasions.
I would disagree. It's nice to think that royaly has some for of power in the country, but in reality they do not (at least, not in the UK). The Queen's speech will have been written for her by Parliament, so in instances like this, her opinions are not really her own. Many Brits will agree (though not all), that having a monarchy does a great deal of good for our nation and the commenwelth, strengthening reltationships, and providing a massive tourist industry. Worth every penny in my books.
you having a laugh?? this is the 21st century! why the hell should an accident of birth dictate your station in life or the influence you have over affairs of state???
As it happens the queen and prince Charles DO have a fair bit of say and have actually VERY much influenced things and can VETO bills and acts of parliament and have done so on various occasions
and to be quite frank FUCK THAT.
they also cost the tax payer a fortune but the main point being... why the fuck should some unelected bunch have the right to veto democratically proposed and approved acts and bills just because of an accident of birth.???
value for money my aching ass , it's an affront to democracy and this idiocy has no place in the 21st century... not at all
the only secrets in Freemasonry are the "means of recognition", which are.. handshakes, passwords, certain stances and certain signs along with certain parts of the ritual.. and that's it.
ALL UGLE blue lodges have the same regalia and all Grand lodge of Scotland Blue lodges... have their own design and there is absolutely NOTHING secret about that. In Scotland we find it hilarious as it's all the same and thus once you have visited one English lodge you have pretty much seem them ALL as it's all the same
It's patently obvious you think you are an expert but let me tell you, you are far from it..... all i can smell is conspiracy theory craptastica. EVERY Grand lodge , such as Scotland and England is a separate and distinct authority. there is no world governing body, to be quite frank i could NEVER see any Grand lodge giving up it's "Sovereignty" as it were to any other body.
Much like in america, each state has it's own Grand Lodge and i guarantee you that there would be no Grand lodge there that would cede it's authority to another states lodge or come under another lodge.... there are exception and oddities such as those lodges set up there under the auspices of the Grand lodge of Scotland or the UGLE. those however i would say with certainty are a minuscule exception.
But hey... you MUST know better than me, i've only been a mason for 22 years and been to lodges all over Scotland,England, Colorado,NJ,NY,Malta,Portugal,Germany and Sweden and I patently know nothing eh?
You make me laugh a lot to be quite frank... there is a vast difference between what you think you know and what actually IS.
P.S. you might want to work on what reality actually is,and facts and truth. Oh and paranoia . Also note for someone with dyslexia i do quite well thanks very much
Scottish Lodges have a humorously and healthy laugh at English lodges as ALL the regalia is the same everywhere as is the ritual. whereas in Scotland each lodge has it's own regalia design and version of the ritual. In Scotland the 4th(Mark) Degree is done in the blue Lodge, in England it's a separate appendant lodge organisation. In Scotland there is no Oath to The Queen/King.. in England there most certainly is.
Then we get to the varius orders and such other than the blue lodge such as the royal arch and so on.. In Scotland the degrees are worked differently and fully. Not so much in England when they do Scottish Rite rituals(as opposed to York Rite) whereby the English are, in many cases, conferred degrees instead of actually going through the ritual... this due to the "jacobite flavour" of them.. this was not to Hanoverian tastes way back when and thus it was changed there.
It always makes me laugh my balls off when some tin foil hat merchant comes up with more nonsense about Freemasonry and this is one such occasion..... You see in Scotland we didn't have the big bad problems that the Grand Lodge of England had with the police in Freemasonry and the allegation and actual corruption for which London flying squad became very famous in the 70's and 80's.
Thus in answer to your silliness... there NEVER will be a single UK police force, not EVER and this is mostly due to the guarantees set up in the acxt of the union which guarantees the continuation of the Scottish legal system and with that Scottish police only within Scotland, albeit recently for the likes of the G8 of a few years ago, reinforcements were drafted in from England for that. Those guys who came up left a bad taste and earned a terrible reputation due to the way they treated people and spoke to people which is what actually kicked off the trouble(it was specifically the Manchester police verbally and in a couple of cases physically being abusive to locals and attempting to "kettle" people. In Scotland there is a very and i mean VERY different approach to policing even when i comes to protests etc. As was made abundantly clear when i was helping to blockade Faslane naval base, the home of the UK trident missiles), the police were calm, polite, humorous and it all went off in gentile fashion. I got arrested along with 44 others and we were all treated very respectfully by the police, unlike how that generally goes in England as i know from experience.
Also with the referendum on Scottish independence next year and there only needing to be a 5% swing in the vote to attain an Yes vote then this further reinforces the no chance factor of a UK police force.
to sum up.. you talk pants and know bugger all about Freemasonry and the major...MAJOR differences between the Scottish and English Fraternities..... yeah.. plural.. are they are different organisations.
I'm guessing the mobile phone companies. Porn is already banned on mobile internet, so they have the infrastructure to do it. At the moment if I am on O2, porn is illegal (unless I prove I'm over 18 and opt in to receiving it) over the 2.1GHz 3G network, but if I go 0.3GHz up the dial to their public wifi network, which my phone will do any time it is at a train station, pub, McDonalds etc that has O2 wifi, then I can get all the porn I want.
3 mobile don't filter it at all. never even had to ask to have any filters lifted.
Free hot-spots done as charity or out of public spirit, which could potentially be harmed by such expenses. Very rare. I've only ever come across one of them.
and you came across it coz you were watching porn!
I'm sure if the UK Police get their snoopers charter, any politician who disagrees with them, will find their porn surfing history handed to Mr Murdochs papers and I'm damn sure every single one of them has visited a porn site of their own free will.
No such thing as "The UK Police" you have the various regional police in England and Wales, you have the recently unified Scottish police service now known as Police Scotland and you have the PSNI(Police Service Northern Ireland. England and Wales are under a single legal system, Scotland and NI have separate and distinct legal systems.
There has never and will never be a unified "UK" Police service