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#31 D-Money

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

It's amazing how quickly this happened after the naked pictures of her came out.

Happy coincidence, or masterful spin control?
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Best wishes to them.



What I really wish is that they could bring the child into the world in peace. Not being hounded and harassed constantly.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

I care. Those that don't - why bother posting?

I'll tell you why.
Some people thrive on being negative - they enjoy reading about other people's misfortune and enjoy putting them down.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

Prince William's wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant.

The media is going way overboard with the news. CTV national news on Monday, use it as the lead story, eating up 5 minutes of coverage. At the same time, war rages in Syria, tensions tighten in the Middle East with the Palestinean/Israel conflict, bombs going off in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In North America, unemployment remains high, The Fiscal Cliff looms in the US.

Yet, the pregnancy of Kate, fills the headlines. Hundreds of millions of women give birth every year. So why is there such huge interest in this event? Are we expecting the 2nd coming of Christ?





You will note that the root of news is new.
So, the announcement of a star-child is new news.
Whereas all of your other examples are "continuing stories"

on a side note, I asked about 20 people,"how are you" yesterday and all but 2 responded with "wonderful" or "excellent" or some like exuberant exclaimation. I started to notice after about the 10th one. Anyway I was bouyed by their enthusiasm and did not feel the need to remind them how terrible the world can be.

Also, if it was the second coming of Christ, I think it would have taken up more than the first 5 minutes of your news cast.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

It's amazing how quickly this happened after the naked pictures of her came out.

Happy coincidence, or masterful spin control?


The naked pictures created a happy ending that by happy coincidence resulted in a masterful spin control.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Some people thrive on being negative - they enjoy reading about other people's misfortune and enjoy putting them down.


I don't think that's the case for everyone. Honestly, I didn't know that she was pregnant until I saw this thread. I'm not effected by it and really don't care. Doesn't mean I'm negative, just that it's not important to me.My wife and I didn't watch the wedding, and not because we have anyone against the Royal Family, just that we rarely like weddings to begin with, unless it is someone that we know personally and love. I don't know William and Kate and their offspring won't change my future in the slightest.Again, not negative, it just has no effect on my life.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

I don't think that's the case for everyone. Honestly, I didn't know that she was pregnant until I saw this thread. I'm not effected by it and really don't care. Doesn't mean I'm negative, just that it's not important to me.My wife and I didn't watch the wedding, and not because we have anyone against the Royal Family, just that we rarely like weddings to begin with, unless it is someone that we know personally and love. I don't know William and Kate and their offspring won't change my future in the slightest.Again, not negative, it just has no effect on my life.


I did say "some" not everyone. :)
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

I did say "some" not everyone.   :)


So you did. Well don't I look foolish.
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Can you imagine drowning AT a KK Rev concert?

  


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

"Because we're Britons, we will never be slaves. But we aren't real Britons, because we are also Canadians. This isn't quite as good,"
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

prince will care when he find out its not his!!!!!
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

Who watches the news anyways?!?

I get all my news from CDC ;)
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

No
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

Prince William's wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant.

The media is going way overboard with the news. CTV national news on Monday, use it as the lead story, eating up 5 minutes of coverage. At the same time, war rages in Syria, tensions tighten in the Middle East with the Palestinean/Israel conflict, bombs going off in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In North America, unemployment remains high, The Fiscal Cliff looms in the US.

Yet, the pregnancy of Kate, fills the headlines. Hundreds of millions of women give birth every year. So why is there such huge interest in this event? Are we expecting the 2nd coming of Christ?


Thank-You! I thought I was the only one who found the coverage ridiculous.... like I dont give a #@! that the multi-billionaire Saxe-Coburg-Gotha family is having a child.

That doesn't mean I have ill-will towards them, I wish there child the best of health, but for f sakes there is other more important stuff happening on this planet.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

I care. Those that don't - why bother posting?

I'll tell you why.
Some people thrive on being negative - they enjoy reading about other people's misfortune and enjoy putting them down.


The thread title asked people if they care.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

Not one iota. What the royal freeloaders do in jolly old England is nothing but ear candy for the masses that don't have a life.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

I care...because now Kate will soon be classified as a MILF :)
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Isn't "royalty" just a fancypants version of "inbred"?

One gets a palace, the other a trailer park.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

I "care" on a basic human level that two parents plan on welcoming a new life. Pretty much a "that's nice/good for them" sentiment. Same as any other lucky couple.

That they're royal doesn't matter one iota to me either way. I don't know them in any way shape or form, as such it doesn't really "matter" to me. Beyond this thread it doesn't really even show on my radar.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Don't give a crap, and we don't need a monarch.

Do away with the royals already.


(insert Wetcoaster's essay on "why abolishing the monarchy is impossible in Canada" here)

Edited by Common sense, 05 December 2012 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

prince will care when he find out its not his!!!!!

lol

I care...because now Kate will soon be classified as a MILF :)

lol


Congrats to the happy couple! I hope he plays hockey in 18 years while being the prince...

Edited by Markus Alexander Cody, 05 December 2012 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

Nope
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

It gives me something else new to gossip with my Mom about so it's all good with me.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:12 AM

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No, but seriously, I don't give two ****s about them.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:38 AM

I don't care in the slightest. The coverage it gets is indeed way over the top. I just open my browser and see articles on what their baby might look like, what it might be named, what it won't be named. I mean, come on..
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:51 AM

(insert Wetcoaster's essay on "why abolishing the monarchy is impossible in Canada" here)


It certainly looks dim since the conservatives re-added the "royal" tag to the armed forces
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:03 AM

I care.

It's history unfolding before our eyes, how can it be wrong to appreciate that fact? Do I find the coverage by media over the top? Hell yes, I do. The speculation crap is well....just that, crap.

Do we need to know how many times Kate threw up today? Repeated coverage on what Hyperemesis gravidarum is while we're eating dinner in front of the TV? Where this baby may have been conceived? Speculation on how many days the IV drip may be in place? No, it's ridiculous. But it is what it is........this too shall fade away and media will be on to something else. Perhaps one of the Queen's corgis will require a hip replacement and we'll be subjected to film at 11 on what sort of metal will be used in the joint replacement.

This is good news for a change, history in the making...... and whether we like it or not, a new baby in the Royal family is news.

Edited by Bertuzzi Babe, 06 December 2012 - 01:06 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:12 AM

nvm

Edited by Bertuzzi Babe, 06 December 2012 - 01:16 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:39 AM

Regardless of how much I or anyone else cares, there is waaay too much coverage of this on the news.
It's like 15 minutes of baby watch every hour.
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