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(Yahoo)   The world fears being plunged into anarchy and chaos as the Prince of Lichtenstein threatens to step down. Yeah, so, apparently Lichtenstein has a prince, who knew?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 136
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2012-04-28 12:03:09 PM
"Some day you'll be prince of all that you can see...except for the stuff past that fence down there."
 
2012-04-28 12:13:22 PM
Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.
 
2012-04-28 12:16:22 PM
I dunno. There could be something to that headline. After all, Lichtenstein is up there with Switzerland in terms of bank secrecy.
 
2012-04-28 12:44:08 PM
Good, maybe they can become a real country instead of some guy's private country club.
 
2012-04-28 12:51:26 PM

shivashakti: Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.


Actually, his family became rulers of Lichtenstein by buying the country outright, from the Holy Roman Empire.
 
2012-04-28 01:05:20 PM

give me doughnuts: shivashakti: Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.

Actually, his family became rulers of Lichtenstein by buying the country outright, from the Holy Roman Empire.


Same thing.
 
2012-04-28 01:06:25 PM
Baron Bomburst is available.
 
2012-04-28 01:07:24 PM
So should I start stockpiling food and guns?
 
2012-04-28 01:09:12 PM
Speechless:
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2012-04-28 01:11:09 PM

shivashakti: Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.


Because popularity of the fickle mob is better?
 
2012-04-28 01:13:19 PM
I'm taking my crown and sceptre, and going home!
 
2012-04-28 01:13:27 PM
Good for him for putting the issue in the correct light. Either he's a real monarch or a private person. They have to choose. None of this farcical cosplay circus act they do in England.
 
2012-04-28 01:13:41 PM
There will be a monarchy vacuum and it is then that I shall assume the throne. The era of my reign is upon us.

also, his name is "of and to?" oh you silly foreigners
 
2012-04-28 01:14:04 PM

give me doughnuts: shivashakti: Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.

Actually, his family became rulers of Lichtenstein by buying the country outright, from the Holy Roman Empire.


I'm MORE okay with monarchy given that historical context.

"Who said you get to be king?"
"Grandpa bought this damn land. He and dad are dead, so I'm king."
 
2012-04-28 01:14:08 PM
Storm his hut, arrest him, write a new constitution and toss his parasitic ass out. Let him get a job.
 
2012-04-28 01:15:14 PM

dugrik: None of this farcical cosplay circus act they do in England.


I still believe that they're only around just to give the tabloids something to write about.

Sort of a subsidy to the newspaper industry if you will...
 
2012-04-28 01:18:53 PM

UsikFark: Speechless:
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Dammit, you beat me to it.
 
2012-04-28 01:20:33 PM

UsikFark: Speechless:
i48.tinypic.com


That's what I came for. Keep up the good work.
 
2012-04-28 01:20:54 PM
Yeah, so, apparently Lichtenstein has a prince, who knew?

Everyone that understands there life outside of the good old US of A.
 
2012-04-28 01:21:56 PM
I have some experience in property management. Where do I apply for the position?
 
2012-04-28 01:22:02 PM
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Reportedly inconsolable.
 
2012-04-28 01:22:13 PM
I knew Liechtenstein had a prince because it is a principality. Monaco is the same thing, though it's constitution was modified in 1962 giving the prince only limited powers (he sits on a council with 18 other elected members).

Lichtenstein really is Western Europe's last dictatorship.
 
2012-04-28 01:23:44 PM

dugrik: Good for him for putting the issue in the correct light. Either he's a real monarch or a private person. They have to choose. None of this farcical cosplay circus act they do in England.


Actually, I believe that the British Monarchy retains the Royal Veto, at least in theory.
In principle, it's a useful check and balance against the nuttier actions of the Government.
 
2012-04-28 01:25:54 PM

shivashakti: Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.


And it's a constitutional monarchy....in 2012. The veto should not be overridden. If the people of Metzengerstein, or wherever, don't want the princely veto, then alter or abolish the constitution. Same with the institution of monarchy; you seem to advocate revolution, which TFA indicates is the LAST thing the people of this nation want. The trouble is, like people here, there, and everywhere, they want to have their cake and eat it, too. They want the comfort of their storybook monarchy and their nice fat little economy, which are tied together in their minds....and they may well be right. You want something gone, abolish it legally, anything else just sets the stage for an open breach of the social contract, and when that happens, you might as well just take all the empty bottles down to the gas station and fill 'em up, barricade the streets, and party down. And everybody loses.
 
2012-04-28 01:25:55 PM

shivashakti: Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.


Because democratically elected leaders *never* do anything that isnt in the people's best interest....

I'd rather have a benevolent monarch than an elected war criminal.
 
2012-04-28 01:28:55 PM
The only thing worse than a figurehead monarch with limited power is a president with unlimited power.
 
2012-04-28 01:32:17 PM
The movement first gained steam last year, when Alois, a 43-year-old father of four, threatened to veto a referendum legalising abortion if citizens passed it.


There are no poor peeps living in Liechtenstein, other than the Spanish and Portuguese maids and chauffeurs. Lots of rich dawgs up in that shizzle, fo' real!
 
2012-04-28 01:32:19 PM

shivashakti: Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.


In a 2003 referendum the people voted to redo the constitution. They retained they princely veto, and extended him more power.

Hell, women only got the vote in 1984
 
2012-04-28 01:33:48 PM
Didn't the same thing happen to Count Alucrad?
 
2012-04-28 01:35:47 PM

dennysgod: Yeah, so, apparently Lichtenstein has a prince, who knew?

Everyone that understands there life outside of the good old US of A.


Exactly.

Or anyone with the slightest bit of education .Is this really some kind of little known fact? Is subby an idiot or just overusing another juvenile Fark meme? Hard to tell. Makes me think of times at work, when Jeopardy is on and the guy next to me answers with "Who would know something like that?"

Stupid and proud.

Subby, I realize these headlines are supposed to be silly and funny. But can't you find a way of doing so without being so willfully ignorant?
 
2012-04-28 01:36:01 PM

jaylectricity: give me doughnuts: shivashakti: Good. Remove all vestiges of monarchy. It's ridiculous that this person should have an overriding veto over things the people want simply because he was born into a certain family.

This is 2012.

Actually, his family became rulers of Lichtenstein by buying the country outright, from the Holy Roman Empire.

Same thing.


so you don't believe in private property?
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2012-04-28 01:41:40 PM
The peasants are revolting.
 
2012-04-28 01:42:47 PM
Copper Spork: The only thing worse than a figurehead monarch with limited power is a president with unlimited power.

t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-28 01:43:21 PM
mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-04-28 01:45:14 PM

ultraholland: Copper Spork: The only thing worse than a figurehead monarch with limited power is a president with unlimited power.

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That's a great picture of the Republicans.
 
2012-04-28 01:45:34 PM

UsikFark: Speechless:


RIP Heath.
 
2012-04-28 01:49:26 PM

grokca: The peasants are revolting.


You said it, they stink on ice.

PULL
 
2012-04-28 01:50:21 PM
A truly benevolent kingdom is probably the best government we could hope for. The selfishness and the intelligence bell-curve ensures Democracy's failure.
 
2012-04-28 01:50:46 PM

Sid_6.7: "Some day you'll be prince of all that you can see..."


The curtains?.
 
2012-04-28 01:51:11 PM
"Yeah, so, apparently Lichtenstein has a prince, who knew?"

Everyone with an IQ over 100?
 
2012-04-28 01:51:20 PM
400-odd years since Cromwell.
200-odd years since the Two Georges.
This.

I wonder what political revolutions will be like in 200 more years.
 
2012-04-28 01:51:37 PM
Is he friends with Bobby Newport, too?
 
2012-04-28 01:52:06 PM
Well, yeah. A Lich Prince. He will eventually become a Lich King.
 
2012-04-28 01:52:42 PM

dugrik: Good for him for putting the issue in the correct light. Either he's a real monarch or a private person. They have to choose. None of this farcical cosplay circus act they do in England.


About that...
 
2012-04-28 01:53:13 PM
If you could buy 62 square miles of land and declare your land a separate country and yourself king, wouldn't you do it? And wouldn't you be pissed if the uppity people who lived on your land started telling you what you could and couldn't do in your country?
 
2012-04-28 01:53:15 PM
They oughta do it like pirates...

2 votes for the ship (voted by the captain , with help from his cadre)
2 votes for the captain
1 vote each for everybody else.

/Yarrrr
//avast
///
 
2012-04-28 01:54:28 PM
I've been there. They don't even stamp your passport but you CAN (for a few $$, of course) get an official-looking stamp in it. It's a pretty place but, honestly, it's all banking and high finance that runs the place.

The castle on the hill is a nice piece of architecture and there is an amazing amount art and sculpture in the parks, etc.

But as for a visit, or caring about a Prince or his veto, I'm just meh.
 
2012-04-28 01:57:28 PM

Tillmaster: dugrik: Good for him for putting the issue in the correct light. Either he's a real monarch or a private person. They have to choose. None of this farcical cosplay circus act they do in England.

Actually, I believe that the British Monarchy retains the Royal Veto, at least in theory.
In principle, it's a useful check and balance against the nuttier actions of the Government.


Doesn't seem to be working.
 
2012-04-28 01:58:08 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I'm MORE okay with monarchy given that historical context.

"Who said you get to be king?"
"Grandpa bought this damn land. He and dad are dead, so I'm king."


Moreso with this?: Alois' father Hans-Adam II, who transferred sovereignty to his eldest son in 2004 but officially remains head of state...
 
2012-04-28 01:58:26 PM
Why be a prince? When you could have a king??

Am I missing something here?

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