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Queen to Visit the One That Got Away

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Posted on May 16, 2011
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The queen of England is headed to Ireland despite a bomb threat and other security concerns. She’ll be the first British monarch to visit the republic in 100 years, the first since the Irish—most of them, anyway—cast off British rule.  —PZS

BBC:

On the eve of her historic trip a massive security operation was in place in Dublin, and a bomb threat from Irish dissidents was investigated in London.

Irish police said up to 4,000 people were involved in the ongoing security operation for the four-day trip.

It is the first such visit since independence and comes against a rise in dissident republican violence.

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By SarcastiCanuck, May 17, 2011 at 10:04 am Link to this comment
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Apparently,her majesty only had enough frequent flyer points left for a return trip to Dublin.She’ll pound a few Guinesses,have a few Irish traitors beheaded and be back in time for Dancing with the Stars.Ta-ta..

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By BrunoDiderot1, May 17, 2011 at 4:26 am Link to this comment

The Brits CONQUERED and then OCCUPIED Ireland for hundreds of years, just as
they did re: Wales and Scotland before.

and then the Brits moved on to other parts of the globe, killing and stealing as
they went.

QUITE A HERITAGE.

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By TDoff, May 17, 2011 at 3:19 am Link to this comment

For ‘christ’s’ sake! Why are we wasting so much as one pixel on this trivia, in a world where momentous events are occurring? Is the intent of this story to demonstrate that humans are irrational creatures, drawn to inconsequential nonsense, such as the current Queen of England and US ‘reality’ shows?

OK, you made your point. But we’re trying to improve, so please remove the temptation to stop and view another meaningless fender-bender.

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