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    Barroso Barroso is offline

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    New scandal involving Spain's abdicated king Juan Carlos I

    It looks like the ex-King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, has been dodging the taxman. This is the latest in a large number of scandals affecting the Spanish royal family.
    According to the links below, he used a "friend" - Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein - domiciled in Monaco to hide property beneficially owned by himself.
    The "friend" appears to be implicated in a whole network of dodgy financial dealings, including the "Nóos Scandal" involving the ex-king's son-in-law Urdangarín and others.
    More here (in Spanish) and here (in English).
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    Just thinking you are a King is stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milipod View Post
    Just thinking you are a King is stupid.
    The concept of a king (and queen) is stupid.
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    Kings and the like are not necessarily stupid - but there does seem to be an enormous avaricious streak in all royal/aristocratic families.
    Of course most of them became "noble" via warfare, or by paying for a title.

    I think I remember seeing a definition of "noble" somewhere as being the "military" side of the state, and in monarchies that would usually be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barroso View Post
    Kings and the like are not necessarily stupid - but there does seem to be an enormous avaricious streak in all royal/aristocratic families.
    Of course most of them became "noble" via warfare, or by paying for a title.

    I think I remember seeing a definition of "noble" somewhere as being the "military" side of the state, and in monarchies that would usually be true.
    King Queen Prince Princess Baron Baroness Earl Knight Countess all load of bollix grown-ups behaving like children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milipod View Post
    King Queen Prince Princess Baron Baroness Earl Knight Countess all load of bollix grown-ups behaving like children.
    Feck off. Duke Norman has a nice ring to it. What do you think, Prince Pod?
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    They are far from being stupid. They live in absolute luxury with their every whim catered for - free everything and surrounded by people, including democratic politicians, bowing to them.

    Half of the EU countries have these hereditary idlers and no shortage of toadies, even in the nominal republics. Look no further than the servile attitude of our local media-political forelock-tuggers at the recent visit of two English royals.

    Just who are the stupid ones?
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    It is probably the only the only way for him to maintain a certain lifestyle a classic type of King problem I would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barroso View Post
    It looks like the ex-King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, has been dodging the taxman. This is the latest in a large number of scandals affecting the Spanish royal family.
    According to the links below, he used a "friend" - Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein - domiciled in Monaco to hide property beneficially owned by himself.
    The "friend" appears to be implicated in a whole network of dodgy financial dealings, including the "Nóos Scandal" involving the ex-king's son-in-law Urdangarín and others.
    More here (in Spanish) and here (in English).
    Off with his Head.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bates View Post
    Feck off. Duke Norman has a nice ring to it. What do you think, Prince Pod?
    Kiss my Royal Irish Arse.
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