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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 04:20:09 PM  

SirEattonHogg: ApeShaft Smartest
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2012-04-28 01:51:11 PM


"Yeah, so, apparently Lichtenstein has a prince, who knew?"

Everyone with an IQ over 100?

Let's see, I've worked outside the US for many years, have been to Europe a few times and follow international or foreign news fairly regularly. Yet, the fact that I didn't know that tiny little Lichtenstein has a prince or a monarchy has a bearing on my intelligence level, how so?


Some shiat is lost in translation?

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liechtenstein

In Sweden Liechtenstiein is a monarchy.
 
2012-04-28 04:34:23 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: 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


Yet they are still pretty much the wealthiest nation on the planet per capita. Hmm...
 
2012-04-28 04:34:27 PM  
I passed through Liechtensteim once; beautiful country.

Really loved it.
 
2012-04-28 04:44:40 PM  
photo.goodreads.com

Christiana approves

/actually just finished listening to it on audio CD with my girl recently
//For a romance novel, it is surprisingly well written
///Planning Stephen King next
 
2012-04-28 04:52:13 PM  
www.infowarsshop.com
 
2012-04-28 05:10:27 PM  
But is he blond, pissed and will see you in the lists?

I got nothing.
 
2012-04-28 05:14:53 PM  

LiquidSky: The Queen not only retains the royal veto in Britain, she has the power of veto in certain Commonwealth countries including Canada and Australia. She's just never used it. But we also have Governor-Generals as local representatives of the Queen, and they ALSO have veto powers (though the Queen could theoretically veto their veto).

I don't think any GG has veto'd a specific bill in modern times, but they do occassionally use reserve powers to act against the elected parliament. For example, the GG in Oz dissolved parliament in 1975 when the Senate delayed approving a supply bill (basically what you'd call a "budget crisis" in the US, like your government shutdown of 95/96). Instead of a prolonged stand-off where public servants don't get paid, the GG just goes "if you can't play nicely, you can all go home ... everyone's up for re-election!" and we have to vote for all the seats again.

That part of it works very well. Aussie pollies don't grandstand over supply bills these days.



Something similer happend after our last general election. Some one (wink wink) was putting presure on the party leaders to either form some sort of coalition that could govern the country or have another election. Within two weeks a working government had been formed.
 
2012-04-28 06:14:23 PM  
So how much would it cost to get a commission in the Royal Lichtenstein Navy?
 
2012-04-28 06:31:59 PM  

ROBO-Jesus: 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.


Belarus would like to have a word with you about "last European dictatorship". Alexander Lukashenko asks you to have a seat over there....
 
2012-04-28 06:41:55 PM  

Oldiron_79: So how much would it cost to get a commission in the Royal Lichtenstein Navy?


I think that depends upon whether or not you own a plane.
 
2012-04-28 07:03:50 PM  

Ned Stark: 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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How did you get that out of my post? This person only owns Lichtenstein because he was born into a certain family.
 
2012-04-28 08:33:53 PM  
He should quit immediately and if he won't, the Jacobins knew what to do with a monarch who won't go quietly.
 
2012-04-28 08:34:21 PM  

UCFRoadWarrior: ROBO-Jesus: 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.

Belarus would like to have a word with you about "last European dictatorship". Alexander Lukashenko asks you to have a seat over there....


Belarus is not in western Europe.
 
2012-04-28 08:45:34 PM  
Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical sales receipt...
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-28 09:04:10 PM  
You know who I feel bad for in all this? The poorest man in Liechtenstein. He only makes $102,000 a year! Won't someone think of the plight of the 1%?
 
2012-04-28 09:29:46 PM  
verbaltoxin: You know who I feel bad for in all this? The poorest man in Liechtenstein. He only makes $102,000 a year! Won't someone think of the plight of the 1%?

Let them eat cake
 
2012-04-28 09:33:34 PM  
A segment of the Lichtensteinians want to be able to void some gestatians to the chagrin of the principalian, but because the local double-widian doesn't want to lose the stipendiium, nothing will change.

Word.
 
2012-04-28 10:40:50 PM  

SirEattonHogg: ApeShaft Smartest
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2012-04-28 01:51:11 PM


"Yeah, so, apparently Lichtenstein has a prince, who knew?"

Everyone with an IQ over 100?

Let's see, I've worked outside the US for many years, have been to Europe a few times and follow international or foreign news fairly regularly. Yet, the fact that I didn't know that tiny little Lichtenstein has a prince or a monarchy has a bearing on my intelligence level, how so?


Ok, so you're just ignorant, not outright stupid. Happy now?
 
2012-04-28 10:43:06 PM  

Trance750: Summercat: I... honestly don't get the hate for Monarchies - especially when they are Constitutional Monarchies with a popularly elected parliament. Could someone please explain this to me?

I dunno, really, It could be some people simply view them as an economic drain.


Some people view the lower classes as an economic drain... that is, if we're deciding which segments of society are unpersons.
 
2012-04-28 10:46:51 PM  

Honest Bender: The tiny principality of Liechtenstein has been rattled by a war of words between activists who want to revoke the royal veto and the hereditary prince, who has threatened to quit if they do.

people: "We want to fire you."
Prince: "If you fire me, I'll quit!"

Where's the conflict here?


If he quits, he'll pack up his country and leave. Then where will the people live?
 
2012-04-28 10:55:13 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.


I agree. Let the man do his job or let him be a private citizen. Just don't whine to him when you lose all vestiges of national sovereignty if you force him to choose the latter.
 
2012-04-28 11:29:17 PM  

Hypothetical Imperative: But is he blond, pissed and will see you in the lists?

I got nothing.


No, but he is cute, he's funny and makes them tons of money!


James F. Campbell: UsikFark: Speechless:
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HAHA...!


Bite me lance...
 
2012-04-29 12:19:32 AM  

david_gaithersburg: 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.

.
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God damn, would you neanderthals stop with wanting to impose your narrow views on everyone and go crawl back under your rocks. What concern is it of yours how people you never met on the other side of the planet choose to live? According to TFA those people are living pretty damn well.


A human cares about their fellow humans. What do you do?
 
2012-04-29 02:14:38 AM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7076355/76525344#c76525344" target="_blank">hasty ambush</a>:</b> <i>Liechtenstein is the world's largest producer of false teeth


[www.jeremyclarkson.co.uk image 300x300]</i>

Also remember when visiting Lichtenstein to visit er... Well... This:

<img src="http://www.kunstmuseum.li/bilder/2309.jpg">
 
2012-04-29 03:02:04 AM  

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

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you nearly cost me a new keyboard. lol
 
2012-04-29 03:13:05 AM  
Hey you have to have someone to manage those large, roving groups that consume everything in their path, leaving behind a cold trail of destruction through ruthlessness and greed. Or, as we call them in the states, companies registered offshore for the tax benefits..
 
2012-04-29 09:35:19 AM  

roddack: 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?


How many benevolent tyrants have there been?
 
2012-04-29 09:40:31 AM  
Hail Freedonia!
 
2012-04-29 10:22:05 AM  

coco ebert: I dunno. There could be something to that headline. After all, Lichtenstein is up there with Switzerland in terms of bank secrecy.


Now if the Prince threatened to open up the banking records for the various corporations to public scrutiny, subby might have a strong point...
 
2012-04-29 10:55:13 AM  
One of our favorite family stories is how my dad blew through the border checkpoint between Switzerland and Lichtenstein doing about 80 mph while on a family trip. He thought it was a gas station, as it did look like one. The guards were pretty nice about it and I suspect it was not the first time it happened. As it so happened, that evening turned out to be the 500th anniversary of something there (1970, what would that have been?) and we enjoyed ourselves feasting on the food and drink at the beer tents that were set up.
 
2012-04-29 11:34:44 AM  

qualtrough: that evening turned out to be the 500th anniversary of something there (1970, what would that have been?)


Well played.

/I needed googles
 
2012-04-29 12:19:41 PM  

bidness: SirEattonHogg: ApeShaft Smartest
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2012-04-28 01:51:11 PM


"Yeah, so, apparently Lichtenstein has a prince, who knew?"

Everyone with an IQ over 100?

Let's see, I've worked outside the US for many years, have been to Europe a few times and follow international or foreign news fairly regularly. Yet, the fact that I didn't know that tiny little Lichtenstein has a prince or a monarchy has a bearing on my intelligence level, how so?

Ok, so you're just ignorant, not outright stupid. Happy now?


Everyone is ignorant about SOMETHING. He just happens to be ignorant about a trivial principality in Europe. Try your hand at the systems of government in tiny african states.
 
2012-04-29 02:45:10 PM  

Fano: He just happens to be ignorant about a trivial principality in Europe.


"Trivial" comes from the Latin, referring to the meeting of three roads. As such, the term looks to exaggerate the country's importance. Using "by-the-way" might be closer. =)
 
2012-04-29 04:31:12 PM  

abb3w: Fano: He just happens to be ignorant about a trivial principality in Europe.

"Trivial" comes from the Latin, referring to the meeting of three roads. As such, the term looks to exaggerate the country's importance. Using "by-the-way" might be closer. =)


Good point, and as usual, more accurate than me. I just didn't want someone given the fark dunce cap for making a flip remark about a european backwater. Lord help some poster besmirching say, the financial system of Bhutan.
 
2012-04-29 04:58:45 PM  
I thought they used a king. www.soundonsight.org
 
2012-04-29 11:37:05 PM  
I wish Anarchy was portrayed the right way.
 
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