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Old 12-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #209901
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Well, I can say unequivocally that none of my friends, colleagues or family give a crap about the royal family. You'll be hard pressed to find many Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish fanatics either.

As for them not "doing anything", they do more for charity than 99.9% of the 'celebrities' being obsessed over by the masses.

And the nurse was apparently an immigrant who wasn't even fully aware of who the royals are or what they do, there's no evidence whatsoever that she has killed herself because of pressure from fanatical royal supporters.
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Well celebrities do donate millions of dollars to charities, both in America and Europe. Regardless it’s still a fraction of what any of them possess.

As for the nurse, even if she was an immigrant I have a hard time believing that she didn’t know who the royal family was before emigrating there. I have an even harder time believing that the incident had nothing to do with her suicide. Not saying people were pressuring her to kill herself, but she certainly must have been taking some flak either in the media or in her professional or personal life.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #209903
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So the hospital employee who released the information about Kate Middleton to two Australian DJs pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles was found dead of an apparent suicide today. All I have to say is this; say what you will about Americans and their celebrity obsessed culture, but the Brits are fanatical, fanatical about the royals. And who are they? At least ‘celebrities’ even in the loosest sense have done something, whether it be starring in big budget films, writing music or making a sex tape, but the royals are nothing but icons. Just people born in the right place at the right time and they have instant celebrity. How have we as a society not progressed past this, especially in these economic times when people are demonizing the upper class and high society? Who cares about their fashion? Who CARES about their baby? They haven’t done ANYTHING! And now a woman killed herself because of this fanaticism. You think this would have happened if she was tricked into giving information about anyone else to the wrong people?
The DJs are getting WAY too much flack for this. No one in a million years would ever think prank calling someone for a pretty harmless joke would lead to that person committing suicide. That's a ridiculously disproportionate response.
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They're an easy scapegoat.
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Well celebrities do donate millions of dollars to charities, both in America and Europe. Regardless it’s still a fraction of what any of them possess.

As for the nurse, even if she was an immigrant I have a hard time believing that she didn’t know who the royal family was before emigrating there. I have an even harder time believing that the incident had nothing to do with her suicide. Not saying people were pressuring her to kill herself, but she certainly must have been taking some flak either in the media or in her professional or personal life.
Of course it has something to do with it, nobody is doubting that. Anything more though is pure speculation.

You're saying Brits are fanatical and that this alleged fanaticism is the reason for her death, somehow, but I very much doubt any flak she received was any more severe than it would've been if she had made the same mistake with another high-profile celebrity on either side of the Atlantic.

Her suicide is more a reflection on her clearly fragile mental state than anything else.
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Of course it has something to do with it, nobody is doubting that. Anything more though is pure speculation.

You're saying Brits are fanatical and that this alleged fanaticism is the reason for her death, somehow, but I very much doubt any flak she received was any more severe than it would've been if she had made the same mistake with another high-profile celebrity on either side of the Atlantic.

Her suicide is more a reflection on her clearly fragile mental state than anything else.
Exactly. People who are already unbalanced can become suicidal for any number of reasons. Remember that girl who killed herself because her Tomagachi 'died'?
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The DJs are getting WAY too much flack for this. No one in a million years would ever think prank calling someone for a pretty harmless joke would lead to that person committing suicide. That's a ridiculously disproportionate response.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not blaming the DJs at all, like you said how were they supposed to know?

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Of course it has something to do with it, nobody is doubting that. Anything more though is pure speculation.

You're saying Brits are fanatical and that this alleged fanaticism is the reason for her death, somehow, but I very much doubt any flak she received was any more severe than it would've been if she had made the same mistake with another high-profile celebrity on either side of the Atlantic.

Her suicide is more a reflection on her clearly fragile mental state than anything else.
I think we may just have a gentlemen’s disagreement in this case. I don’t know what the nurse’s personal situation was like, but I would imagine that the reaction would have been much different had she blown the cover on a movie star rather than Kate Middleton. Even when I was in London I just noticed this aura that surrounds the royal family, people over there do hold them to much higher esteem than say George Clooney. If it had been some other celebrity would she have still killed herself? I dunno, who’s to say? I would say it’s very very possible though that it would have turned out differently.
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Perhaps she was silenced by MI5
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #209909
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She was, cased closed, move on. Unless we all want to be silenced too?

Think it was James Bond, or is he too noble for that kind of wetwork?



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What I find most annoying is that Sonic commercials constantly air on television. It's like they LOVE to tease you. Bastards.
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Yeah - Sonics Sucks for advertizing in this area I wanna taste their food!

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I have more Sonics here than I can shake a stick at. I could literally say that there is nearly one on every corner. I guess being an Oklahoma company helps.
At my old apartment, they built a Sonic three blocks away. This was more convenient than before, when I had to drive five blocks. Yes, that's right. Sonic built a new location only TWO BLOCKS from one that was already there! Dueling franchises, I suppose.

I could really go for a burger and shake right now, but I'm on a diet and I've already used up my monthly cheat!
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Oh man. There have been two conversations intersecting with each other in this thread. One about "Sonic's," the other about "hedgehogs."
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Haha. That didn't even occur to me. Awesome.
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Those things are so freakin' cute! It's why I had to post them.
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My cat's butt pooped tears of sadness this morning all over my carpet. I've chased him down multiple times with a wipe of sorts, but he wasn't having it..... so I had to throw him in the shower and wipe his sad, poopy butt with my bare hands and shampoo.

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Thank goodness Nikki hasn't had that problem yet

Hedgies are really cute - wish I could have a ferret though
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Com'on Army. Break that streak!
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So... I don't read the material and just make guesses and I manage to pass the tests, I open my book for the first time in the semester and get a 50%. I guess it's whiskey and guessing for my last test of the semester. Pfffft, Human Relations is a stupid class anyway.
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One of my teacher's are in a music band with my mother. She showed me a Facebook post of his that said "Students are a real pain in the ass near the end of the semester."

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One of my teacher's are in a music band with my mother. She showed me a Facebook post of his that said "Students are a real pain in the ass near the end of the semester."

Nice.
I've been a pain in the ass for the entire semester.... just thought that was worth pointing out.
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Oh, it was!
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Oh, it was!
For someone who has had the mindset of "I'm here to work, not make friends" and "leave your feelings at the door and get the job done" it's been pretty stupid taking a class in Human Relations. I've gotten some bad grades for answering questions with real world answers vs what the book describes.

Suffice to say I've been a giant "tee-double yew-eh-tee" towards my teacher the entire semester
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For someone who has had the mindset of "I'm here to work, not make friends" and "leave your feelings at the door and get the job done" it's been pretty stupid taking a class in Human Relations.


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