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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Generally, I don't care. The man is a combat veteran with two tours of Afghanistan behind him. Do you have contempt for that, too?
    No...obviously.

    But I do not respect someone JUST because they have two tours in Afghanistan.

    I can respect that part of them, but I judge people on a WHOLE lot more then just their combat record.

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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    he has put more back through his charity work than he has taken in my opinion. Can't help what family you are born into but its how you use your position which defines you as a man, Prince Harry has fought for his country and raised millions for charity so he's a winner in my book.
    He could certainly state his dislike for taking taxpayers money - which (to my knowledge) he never has.

    Where is your proof that he has personally, by himself (as you stated), raised millions for charity.

    And even if he has, his stinking rich family takes about $60 million a year (to my knowledge) of British taxpayers money just to be figureheads.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10507329

    If they took that money and gave it to charity - that would do FAR more for British charities then anything they can raise.

    And you know as well as I do that Royal men have virtually NO CHOICE - they have to serve in the military (or Prince Phillip would probably shame them to death)...so it's not like he volunteered (though the two tours part is a nice touch - assuming it was his idea).


    I am not saying the guy is a scumbag or anything. He could indeed be a nice chap and an honorable fellow who is just naive to how the monarchy is a dinosaur.

    But I need proof before I start calling him - or anyone - a 'class act'.
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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    He has done 2 tours of Afghan so im sure he knows all about the sacrifices made better than any of his handlers and probably better than most posters on this site.
    I have a lot of respect for him. I have to say that I didn't really support him being in action, though. that's a security nightmare that puts others at risk. definitely a brave move, but an ill advised one.

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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    he has put more back through his charity work than he has taken in my opinion. Can't help what family you are born into but its how you use your position which defines you as a man, Prince Harry has fought for his country and raised millions for charity so he's a winner in my book.
    Harry has never fought for his country. He's just fighting for wimpy UK pols who are happy to be the US gummint's lapdogs.

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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    No...obviously.

    But I do not respect someone JUST because they have two tours in Afghanistan.

    I can respect that part of them, but I judge people on a WHOLE lot more then just their combat record.
    Yes. Apparently you judge people based on who their parents are.
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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Harry has never fought for his country. He's just fighting for wimpy UK pols who are happy to be the US gummint's lapdogs.
    Thanks for sharing that wisdom. Truly inspiring.
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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    He could certainly state his dislike for taking taxpayers money - which (to my knowledge) he never has.

    Where is your proof that he has personally, by himself (as you stated), raised millions for charity.

    And even if he has, his stinking rich family takes about $60 million a year (to my knowledge) of British taxpayers money just to be figureheads.

    BBC News - Taxpayer paying less to keep Royal Family

    If they took that money and gave it to charity - that would do FAR more for British charities then anything they can raise.

    And you know as well as I do that Royal men have virtually NO CHOICE - they have to serve in the military (or Prince Phillip would probably shame them to death)...so it's not like he volunteered (though the two tours part is a nice touch - assuming it was his idea).


    I am not saying the guy is a scumbag or anything. He could indeed be a nice chap and an honorable fellow who is just naive to how the monarchy is a dinosaur.

    But I need proof before I start calling him - or anyone - a 'class act'.
    Yet apparently the people of the United Kingdom disagree with you. Go figure.
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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Harry has never fought for his country. He's just fighting for wimpy UK pols who are happy to be the US gummint's lapdogs.
    a hall of shame stupid post contender

    what causes this level of bitterness?



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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    You may be right.

    This act may have been classy - but that alone does not make him overall a 'class act'.

    In my book, no royal is a 'class act'.

    Taking money from the ever-poorer masses - even though your family is already STINKING rich - just to be a bunch of figureheads.


    And ole Harr has never to my knowledge EVER in any way stated his objection to this confiscation of the British masses, hard earned money to line the pockets of his billionaire relatives.

    Until he does, he is no 'class act' to me...though that does not mean he is incapable of making honorable gestures (as this may have been).


    But...this is a thread about honoring war dead...so I will drop it...assuming you will.
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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I have a lot of respect for him. I have to say that I didn't really support him being in action, though. that's a security nightmare that puts others at risk. definitely a brave move, but an ill advised one.
    (grin!) You mean you wouldn't stand too close beside him?
    It's a thing with the royal family- the next king needs to be a proven warrior.

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