No 'Sir:' UK government denied Apple's Steve Jobs knighthood in 2009

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  • Reply 61 of 129
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    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    Interesting observation. This fits in with what we know about Gordon Brown in that it would mean he denied what would then be believed to be a dying man this honour, simply out of pique and general selfishness.



    To those Americans knocking the British Empire, a little respect would be nice. The British Empire ruled one third of the entire planet at it's height and there has never been nor is there likely to be a bigger empire ever. It's also as several have noted one of the few Empires that's fading away peacefully and quietly. They deserve a bit of respect.



    One day people will be talking about the USA in the self-same way and if you're around to see it it will be just as upsetting to you when people start dumping on how evil it was etc. Getting a knighthood is no different from those giant gold medals the President hands out once in a while.



    Think: Ireland, India/Pakistan and a dozen African states.
  • Reply 62 of 129
    panupanu Posts: 135member
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    Originally Posted by stuffe View Post


    Name a country that hasn't had a civil war.



    Canada. There was a war between Britain and France, which Britain won before Canada was formed. After that, Canada had no revolutionary war, no war of 1812, no civil war, no demonstrations against an unpopular war, or even an unpopular war to demonstrate against. It has produced no conscientious objectors who had to leave the country, no refugees, no civil rights riots, or even the need for them. Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, up there with New Zealand and Norway. I sing, "O Canada, I wish you were my home..."
  • Reply 63 of 129
    paulmjohnsonpaulmjohnson Posts: 1,380member
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    Originally Posted by Panu View Post


    Canada. There was a war between Britain and France, which Britain won before Canada was formed. After that, Canada had no revolutionary war, no war of 1812, no civil war, no demonstrations against an unpopular war, or even an unpopular war to demonstrate against. It has produced no conscientious objectors who had to leave the country, no refugees, no civil rights riots, or even the need for them. Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, up there with New Zealand and Norway. I sing, "O Canada, I wish you were my home..."



    It's strange, the Canadians are some of the most peaceful and nice people in the world, yet put them in ice-skates and give them a stick and they start kicking the crap out of each other!



    Maybe if everyone played hockey, we could put an end to war!
  • Reply 64 of 129
    richlrichl Posts: 2,213member
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    Originally Posted by pmz View Post


    Nothing the British have ever done deserves envy.



    Great troll post. 9/10.



    Made all the better because you posted it from country founded by British citizens, used a language originating in Britain to deliver it and sent it over internet standard invented by a Brit.
  • Reply 65 of 129
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
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    Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post


    I thought that only English citizens or anyone that was in English territories was allowed to be knighted.



    Never heard of a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court?
  • Reply 66 of 129
    paulmjohnsonpaulmjohnson Posts: 1,380member
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    Originally Posted by RichL View Post


    Great troll post. 9/10.



    Made all the better because you posted it from country founded by British citizens, used a language originating in Britain to deliver it and sent it over internet standard invented by a Brit.



    Made me think of this:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1tJJO_pVvQ
  • Reply 67 of 129
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,854member
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    Originally Posted by pembroke View Post


    Meh, a Knighthood ain't what it used to be.



    1. No Round-table invites

    2. No complimentary sword

    3. Little deference from the mass unwashed

    4. No apportionment of huge tracts o' land

    5. Some Civil servants can get them for simply staying in their job long enough.

    ...



    6. No droit de seigneur or primae noctis
  • Reply 68 of 129
    anonmacanonmac Posts: 5member
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    Originally Posted by stuffe View Post


    Name a country that hasn't had a Civil war. The point is that our system of Government is a direct result of the ruling Monarchy deliberately giving away their powers to form a democratic parliamentary system that the world copied. My history isn't exactly A-grade, but in essence that's what happened.





    OK, how about Kuwait?
  • Reply 69 of 129
    adonissmuadonissmu Posts: 1,776member
    Maybe Steve Jobs doesn't give a flying ..... about the politics of the British if it's not harming his business. Why does he even need to get involved in that?
  • Reply 70 of 129
    stuffestuffe Posts: 394member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Panu View Post


    Canada. There was a war between Britain and France, which Britain won before Canada was formed. After that, Canada had no revolutionary war, no war of 1812, no civil war, no demonstrations against an unpopular war, or even an unpopular war to demonstrate against. It has produced no conscientious objectors who had to leave the country, no refugees, no civil rights riots, or even the need for them. Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, up there with New Zealand and Norway. I sing, "O Canada, I wish you were my home..."



    That'll teach me, but I already amended my comments, countries smaller than Heathrow Airport and younger than the house that I live need not apply
  • Reply 71 of 129
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
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    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    6. No droit de seigneur or primae noctis



    That's been moved over to Rock Stars and Soccer Players now, the Knights were not using it enough.
  • Reply 72 of 129
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,854member
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    That's been moved over to Rock Stars and Soccer Players now, the Knights were not using it enough.



    I'm pretty sure Charlie Sheen was claiming it on the radio the other day.
  • Reply 73 of 129
    shaun, ukshaun, uk Posts: 1,050member
    No system is perfect. Some of the royal family are tits. So what, George W Bush was a tit and you guys elected him.
  • Reply 74 of 129
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member
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    Originally Posted by DarenDino View Post


    If Jobs was an illegal immigrant, he would have got his knighthood, benefits,a house, a car and job for life at the taxpayers expense.



    haha too true.
  • Reply 75 of 129
    stourquestourque Posts: 364member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PaulMJohnson View Post


    It's strange, the Canadians are some of the most peaceful and nice people in the world, yet put them in ice-skates and give them a stick and they start kicking the crap out of each other!



    Maybe if everyone played hockey, we could put an end to war!



    When you watch a violent sport such as hockey, a lot of tension is released. Compare that to soccer, which is probably the most boring game ever invented. Because there is nothing worthwhile to watch on the field the drunken hooligans start to fight with each other.
  • Reply 76 of 129
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member
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    Originally Posted by schmrtzzz View Post


    Right wing fundamentalist and Apple-lover? I know you don?t need to think to use a Mac, but you still need a brain.







    So you accuse someone of being a "Right wing fundamentalist" because he said the truth? If I were to stoop to your level I would say you are a nazi loving socialist.
  • Reply 77 of 129
    stourquestourque Posts: 364member
    One thing we can be thankful to the British for is our manners. That and our ability to understand the concept of lining up. Travel the world and it's filled with obnoxious pigs.
  • Reply 78 of 129
    robin huberrobin huber Posts: 3,934member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DarenDino View Post


    If Jobs was an illegal immigrant, he would have got his knighthood, benefits,a house, a car and job for life at the taxpayers expense.



    Please, spare us the neo-"welfare cadillac" Tea Party rants.
  • Reply 79 of 129
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    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    One thing we can be thankful to the British for is our manners. That and our ability to understand the concept of lining up. Travel the world and it's filled with obnoxious pigs.



    I won't have that said, do you hear?...they're confined to Alabama...
  • Reply 80 of 129
    stuffestuffe Posts: 394member
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    Originally Posted by AnonMac View Post


    OK, how about Kuwait?



    not even 50 years old, give it time...
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