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Started by Caliga, September 08, 2022, 12:33:03 PM

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viper37

Quote from: Barrister on September 08, 2022, 12:57:57 PMYou know what - with Ukraine making advances in the war, and with Her Majesty passing away, I think today is the day to take down the Ukrainian flag and put up the Canadian one again (at half mast of course).
Keep the Ukrainian flag up, they need the spirit more than the Royals.
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Quote from: viper37 on September 08, 2022, 01:55:31 PM
Quote from: Barrister on September 08, 2022, 12:57:57 PMYou know what - with Ukraine making advances in the war, and with Her Majesty passing away, I think today is the day to take down the Ukrainian flag and put up the Canadian one again (at half mast of course).
Keep the Ukrainian flag up, they need the spirit more than the Royals.

But that's just it - I don't think they do right now.  They're kicking Russian ass right now.
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Syt

The passing of an age, it feels like. :(
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PRC

Quote from: Syt on September 08, 2022, 02:12:27 PMThe passing of an age, it feels like. :(

It does indeed.  For most of us in commonwealth countries she would be the first political figure to enter our awareness given her how ubiquitous she is on our money.  Not many of us carry cash around any more, but "who is the lady on our coins?" is still something I remember explaining to my own kids, and being fascinated by as a kid myself.

Josquius

It'll be curious to see her steadily face away as Charles money steadily replaces Elizabeth money.
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Sheilbh

Quote from: Syt on September 08, 2022, 02:12:27 PMThe passing of an age, it feels like. :(
Yeah there's an age in her father's funeral not being televised and her death being announced by Tweet.
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Syt

Quote from: Sheilbh on September 08, 2022, 02:27:05 PM
Quote from: Syt on September 08, 2022, 02:12:27 PMThe passing of an age, it feels like. :(
Yeah there's an age in her father's funeral not being televised and her death being announced by Tweet.

Her own coronation was one of the first huge live TV events IIRC?
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Sheilbh

Quote from: Syt on September 08, 2022, 02:31:59 PMHer own coronation was one of the first huge live TV events IIRC?
Yeah. I think so - certainly in the UK I think it was when a lot of families got their first TV specially to watch.

QuoteIt'll be curious to see her steadily face away as Charles money steadily replaces Elizabeth money.
I hadn't even thought of the money - but yeah that, the stamps, the post boxes (very slowly) etc.
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The Brain

Quote from: Sheilbh on September 08, 2022, 02:36:14 PMI hadn't even thought of the money

Of course not. You grew up in a castle. I doubt you've ever carried money in your life.
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Legbiter

She lived a good life. God save the King.
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crazy canuck

It is going to cost a mint to change our money over
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Barrister

Fun twitter thread about a Canadian citizenship ceremony held today over Zoom.

Seemed like a lengthy delay about who the new citizens are to swear allegiance to, but they go ahead pledging allegiance to King Charles III, King of Canada.  The Queen is dead, God Save the King.

https://twitter.com/robroc/status/1567933492859736073
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Sheilbh

Quote from: The Brain on September 08, 2022, 02:43:39 PMOf course not. You grew up in a castle. I doubt you've ever carried money in your life.
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QuoteIt is going to cost a mint to change our money over
Just do it gradually as you issue and withdraw notes, no? I think older generations would have currency with the Queen and George VI on their money - until decimalisation at least.

Incidentally on Charles - I think him and William are going to lean heavily into environmental issues. There was already a hint of that at the jubilee but I also think they'll use it as a bridge to younger generations - and it's something Charles has banged on about for fifty years. It is political but basically there's not really any climate change denial in the UK so it's probably safely political for them to regularly say we need to generally do stuff for the environment.
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mongers

Lots of small changes to take place, not the least of which is the retirement of the Machin silhouette from all UK and many commonwealth stamps.

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Josephus

Quote from: Barrister on September 08, 2022, 01:08:05 PM
Quote from: Josephus on September 08, 2022, 01:07:08 PMA Tweet by The Toronto Star, today, is so true:

The Queen, who died Thursday at age 96, was the last royal to wholly personify the traits of duty, discretion and personal dignity.

That's a really backhanded compliment at her family.  Poor taste.

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