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Think about this MORONIC idea. Inspecting the GUARDS? Why? Why? WHY???? WHO CARES????? Stare at men dressed in red and fur. WOWIEEEE

Posted - June 5

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  • 3420
    I've always been curious what sort of training they go through, to train them not to react to stupid tourists.

      June 5, 2019 1:34 PM MDT
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  • 40289
    The whole entire tomfoolery is nonsensical and expensive and showoffy and totally debauched.  

    Nauseates me to see humans play-acting at nothing.  Just apeing some tradition that stands for very little in the face of progress or future.  I could see if this was a big museum.  But these statues are walking around and getting paid.  I'm not talking about just the "army". I am talking about the idiots who are standing around making a total day out of inspecting them.  What are they looking for?  Bugers in the nostrils?  Smells?  Bad Breath?  Dandruff?  I mean this is CRAZY.
      June 5, 2019 1:41 PM MDT
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  • 268
    Your first sentence sums it up well and no further comment from here is necessary.
      June 5, 2019 2:34 PM MDT
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  • 10844
    How true......it's all nonsensical really....the ones walking around the soldiers look real Dills   (English for Dick Heads)    :) 
    Please forgive them,they know not what they do....:( 
      June 5, 2019 5:38 PM MDT
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  • 2472

    Pomp and pageantry are part of every national tradition.
    It has been considered a normal part of diplomacy in Europe for hundreds of years for visiting heads of state to inspect the host's household guard. I imagine Trump, in all his conservatism, feels right royally flattered.
    In Asia, it's not the household guard but the entire armed services on parade.

    I confess I don't like them either, but enough people do enjoy them that they'll be around till climate extinction kills us all - 12-20 years max.
      June 5, 2019 8:34 PM MDT
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  • 4043
    I want to be the first stupid tourist in history to get one of those guards to react. I'll do things like look at their hat then say - a 1970's porn star called she wants her bush back. Cheers!
      June 5, 2019 5:16 PM MDT
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  • 10844
    The Busby or Bearskin hat as its called ,the hair on it never stops growing,somehow it meeps growing  of the fat....  They take them periodically for a short back and sides haircut.....:)  
    Not sure if that's really true....
    What a terrible thing to kill a bear ,just to make a stupid looking hat...
      June 5, 2019 5:45 PM MDT
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  • 2472
    Don't worry. It isn't real fur.
    Except for zoos, bears became extinct in Europe hundreds of years ago.
      June 5, 2019 8:37 PM MDT
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  • 10844
    I think you will find that they are all made of real fur actually....You don't think the army would care about Wild animals where protocol has to be enforced...
      June 6, 2019 2:55 AM MDT
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  • 5833
    CS Lewis would heartily disagree with you (as do I) on your position about this---

    Without such public affirmation of certain principles and values, we unfortunately wind up thinking that simple-minded "practical" mercenaries like Trump would make great leaders. 

    Men Without Chests” is the curious title of the first chapter of C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man. In the book, Lewis explains that the “The Chest” is one of the “indispensable liaison officers between cerebral man and visceral man. It may even be said that it is by this middle element that man is man: for by his intellect he is mere spirit and by his appetite mere animal.” Without “Chests” we are unable to have confidence that we can grasp objective reality and objective truth.

    The result of such chest-less education, as Lewis warns, is a dystopian future. “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise,” says Lewis. “We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

    Edit: added underlining This post was edited by tom jackson at June 5, 2019 2:30 PM MDT
      June 5, 2019 2:24 PM MDT
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  • 11535
    It is an interesting thing to see and those questions come to mind.  
      June 5, 2019 8:31 PM MDT
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