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allezfred
07-04-2011, 11:08 AM
I hope those protesters are proud of the black eye they gave their Province this afternoon. It doesn't matter that it was a small group. They were still there, they could still be heard and w/the amount of media from all over the World covering this Visit, they *will* report on it.


People have a right to protest things they don't disagree with. That's a good thing, in my opinion. Thousands have died across the Middle East and North Africa in the past few months for the same rights.

victorskid
07-04-2011, 11:23 AM
Apparently William & Kate have taken the protesters in stride, commenting that it's part of this country's complexity and rich fabric! Unfortunately it looks like some of their time in PEI today will be rained on.

Apparently on Canada Day they stole away for some "alone time" in the afternoon at the Prime Minister's retreat on Harrington Lake in the Gatineau Park across the river. I wondered why they had put them in the SUV with the darkened windows when they left Parliament Hill. I guess there must have been a change of clothing in it for them too!

AragornElessar
07-04-2011, 02:41 PM
People have a right to protest things they don't disagree with. That's a good thing, in my opinion. Thousands have died across the Middle East and North Africa in the past few months for the same rights.

And you know, I don't have a problem w/that when there's a legitmate reason to protest. Big difference between the people of the Middle East and North Africa protesting and fighting for their Freedoms and these people screaming for rights they already have. Such as living in a free and democratic Country.

Funny thing that. I thought that's what Canada already was.

I also don't equal protesting w/throwing eggs at a car. That happened in Montreal.

allezfred
07-04-2011, 02:55 PM
And you know, I don't have a problem w/that when there's a legitmate reason to protest. Big difference between the people of the Middle East and North Africa protesting and fighting for their Freedoms and these people screaming for rights they already have. Such as living in a free and democratic Country.

Funny thing that. I thought that's what Canada already was.

Living in a free and democratic country such as Canada means that you do have the right to protest about whatever you want without somebody deciding if you have a legitimate reason or not.

I know it may be hard for you to understand that some people are opposed to monarchies and having to pay for them, but surely if they believe so then they have a right to protest that?


I also don't equal protesting w/throwing eggs at a car.

Neither do I. It's a waste of food and potentially dangerous. Doesn't mean I don't believe that people have a right to peaceful protest.

Norlite
07-04-2011, 03:01 PM
Neither do I. It's a waste of food and potentially dangerous. Doesn't mean I don't believe that people have a right to peaceful protest.


Don't worry about the waste of eggs fred, no one threw them at William and Catherine in Montreal.

And I thank God I live in a country where we are free to gather demonstrate both for and against what we believe in.

allezfred
07-04-2011, 03:17 PM
Don't worry about the waste of eggs fred, no one threw them at William and Catherine in Montreal.

Well, thank heavens for that. :drama: :lol:


And I thank God I live in a country where we are free to gather demonstrate both for and against what we believe in.

:)

Fergus
07-04-2011, 03:19 PM
^ Watch out for flying poutine!!! :yikes:

When William takes his jacket off, you really see what a lanky, lean body (http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dS1cDr3Hg9Xm?q=duchess+of+cambridge) he has.

Lucky skinny bitch. :mad: :lol:

ETA: LOVE Catherine's face in that pic! :rofl: :lol:

AragornElessar
07-04-2011, 03:33 PM
Yes, they did. It may not have been made widely public, but there were a couple of protesters who did throw eggs. There's at least two videos of it over at YouTube.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Received Egg Attack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXXxTbvsLfA)

As for people not liking the Monarchy, I do understand that and yes, they have the right to protest that. However, to scream they have no rights and no freedom in this Country is BS and frankly if they'd actually stopped to use what little brains they have, they'd realize being able to protest meant they DO have freedom and rights.

And on that note...On to PEI!!

Loved the Premier's speech where he told William the key to a long and happy Marriage is that "The Kates are always right!!". His wife is also a Kate, so... :)

Apparently the Premier and his wife will also be taking part in the Dragon Boat races. W/the Premier in William's boat and the two Kates in the other.

This could get ugly. ;)

AragornElessar
07-04-2011, 04:54 PM
Nice landing William!!

This is *very* cool for me to watch, as my Cousin's a Sea King pilot and it gives me a look at what some of her training is like.

Fergus
07-04-2011, 05:15 PM
Here's the CBC Live Blog (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/06/28/royal-visit-2011-blog.html). :)

AragornElessar
07-04-2011, 05:40 PM
Ah HA!! You knew at some point in PEI they'd be meeting Anne. :D

The commentator on CPAC said on the landing of the Sea King back on solid ground he was betting the organizers were heaving a huge sigh of relief that had gone off w/out a hitch. I'd say that's a huge understatement.

Okay now...BRING ON THE DRAGON BOATS!!!!

AragornElessar
07-04-2011, 07:35 PM
Consolation Hug After Will's Boat left Kate's in the spray (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/04/article-2011104-0CDD935F00000578-890_470x664.jpg)

:D His team really did beat hers pretty badly. :D

And...National Post ~ Prince Edward Island Visit (http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/07/04/photos-prince-william-and-kate-in-prince-edward-island/)

The first picture...Someone forgot to tell Kate about putting little weights in her skirt hem....

edited to add...This is my favourite picture of Canada Day...

Enjoying the fireworks (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6ABwbvOFeEA/Tg_4_8-qf4I/AAAAAAAAAKc/4JmAYUrSrt8/s1600/will+and+kate+fireworks.jpg)

And...

The Express ~ KATE: MY FEARS FOR WILLS (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/256498/Kate-My-fears-for-Wills)

Getty Images ~ Awwww!! Did Kate make this young lady's day or what!?! (http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/118170987/Getty-Images-Entertainment?Language=en-US)

Lest We Forget ~ A Tribute for Kate's Grandfather (http://yfrog.com/h86h0ynj)

Rex
07-04-2011, 10:53 PM
Okay, Princess Stephanie is not looking so hot (http://i52.tinypic.com/s63e2o.jpg).

Bailey_
07-04-2011, 11:22 PM
Looks like a really fun day in PEI. I'm so glad to see that they were able to do some fun stuff and have such a wonderful day (despite the rain). Somehow, they seem that much nicer and more delightful to me because they lost a little of the pomp and circumstance and just shared a great day in PEI.

Skittl1321
07-05-2011, 12:14 AM
The first picture...Someone forgot to tell Kate about putting little weights in her skirt hem....



It looks like she is wearing shorts (fits too tight to the leg to be a slip skirt) under her dress, so she's clearly prepared for the situation.