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  1. 10 Apr '13 17:13 / 1 edit
    http://america-whereareyou.com/2013/04/safe-from-sequester-704198-for-gardening-at-nato-ambassadors-home/

    Why not simply sell the property and move the Ambassador into the Embassy?

    The answer: Politicians are the New Class. They live the life of aristrocrats paid for by public funds. Nice.
  2. 10 Apr '13 18:30
    Originally posted by Eladar
    http://america-whereareyou.com/2013/04/safe-from-sequester-704198-for-gardening-at-nato-ambassadors-home/

    Why not simply sell the property and move the Ambassador into the Embassy?

    The answer: Politicians are the New Class. They live the life of aristrocrats paid for by public funds. Nice.
    You think that's bad do you???


    It's going to cost £8 million pounds sterling
    to bury Maggie Thatcher.

    Not an awful lot of digging involved there.
  3. 10 Apr '13 19:59 / 1 edit
    This was gardening for just one Ambassador. I wouldn't want to know how much the US wastes every year on this kind of stuff. This doesn't even take into account expenses like alcohol.

    But yes, we bury our political leaders with all the trappings of royalty of old. Why is it that people don't see it?
  4. 10 Apr '13 20:22
    Originally posted by Eladar
    This was gardening for just one Ambassador. I wouldn't want to know how much the US wastes every year on this kind of stuff. This doesn't even take into account expenses like alcohol.

    But yes, we bury our political leaders with all the trappings of royalty of old. Why is it that people don't see it?
    I'd love a gig like that.

    Hello, I am the Ambassador of the Rumpy Pumpy islands.

    Champagne? Splendid. All on the expense account is it?

    Excellent. Bring in another crate. Where are the dancing girls?

    We have to meet them. It is my mission to promote cultural ties.
  5. 10 Apr '13 20:43 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I'd love a gig like that.

    Hello, I am the Ambassador of the Rumpy Pumpy islands.

    Champagne? Splendid. All on the expense account is it?

    Excellent. Bring in another crate. Where are the dancing girls?

    We have to meet them. It is my mission to promote cultural ties.
    To get that job in the US all you need to do is be a big financial backer of the person who wins the Presidency. If you are going to live the life of luxury on the public dime, you either need to be elected to high office or help someone get elected to high office.

    If you aren't rich, find rich people who will put you in office. Just be sure you do what they want so that you can stay there. Nice system we have here isn't it.
  6. 10 Apr '13 21:36
    Originally posted by Eladar
    To get that job in the US all you need to do is be a big financial backer of the person who wins the Presidency. If you are going to live the life of luxury on the public dime, you either need to be elected to high office or help someone get elected to high office.

    If you aren't rich, find rich people who will put you in office. Just be sure you do what they want so that you can stay there. Nice system we have here isn't it.
    That system is replicated all over the world.
    The only difference is where you are it's a
    bigger pool.

    Over here same type of big fish but smaller pond.
  7. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    10 Apr '13 21:39
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You think that's bad do you???


    It's going to cost £8 million pounds sterling
    to bury Maggie Thatcher.

    Not an awful lot of digging involved there.
    Thatcher in a rose garden:

    Russell Brand's surprisingly moving and eloquent meditation on the passing of Lady T:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/09/russell-brand-margaret-thatcher
  8. 12 Apr '13 01:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You think that's bad do you???


    It's going to cost £8 million pounds sterling
    to bury Maggie Thatcher.

    Not an awful lot of digging involved there.
    Hmmm.

    Garden........dead body........they could solve this whole ordeal rather cheaply and, at the same time, make the garden the most fertile the world has ever known!!