Colonists who supported the British cause in the American Revolution were Loyalists, often called Tories, or, occasionally, Royalists or King's Men, or the King's Loyal Americans. Those Loyalists who moved to Canada after the war began to call themselves United Empire Loyalists. George Washington's winning side, in the war, called themselves "Patriots", a term of ridicule in Britain, and in this article Americans on the revolutionary side are called Patriots. For a detailed analysis of the psychology and social origins of the Loyalists, see Loyalist (American Revolution).
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So, um, I know this is a bit of a provocation, but if our habit is to close questions that ask about not yet released works, then shouldn't scifi.stackexchange.com/q/111072/4918 "Rey's familial ties in “The Force Awakens”" get closed since the answers say the gods' word is that they don't want to answer that yet?
@b_jonas A lot of people think the British monarch is just a figurehead, but it's rubbish. IIRC she has the power to veto any Act of Parliament, or any Prime Minister, and she's one of the wealthiest people in the country in her own right.
People have been making jokes about Orbán and the crown since at least 1998, but the truth is, he doesn't need to become a king, because it's being president that gives him power, and trying to make him a king would just make everyone oppose him.
@Valorum Nah, things labelled "Her Majesty's" doesn't show anything about his power. We've had institutions called "Császári és Királyi" even when there was no king. Later they got changed to "Népköztársasági", then "Köztársasági", and these days they're calling everything "Nemzeti" or "Széchenyi". That doesn't mean that the dead Széchenyi actually has any sort of power. If anything, that just shows his name is abused as a figurehead.
@Edlothiad - Why would the public want to overthrow her? More than 70% of the population think the Monarchy is good for the country and over 80% of the population said that they'd vote for her as Head of State if there was an election.
She's more popular than any politician in the country
I have a photo from 2013 Budapest of a manhole cover that still says "Magy. Kir. Távbeszélő Hálózat" by the way. ("Kir." stands for "Királyi", meaning royal.) Obviously it's the metal combined with concrete type. Pure metal manhole covers don't survive that long without getting stolen.
Commonwealth is a designation used by four of the 50 states of the United States in their full official state names: the Commonwealth of Kentucky, (Kentucky was originally part of the land grant of the Colony of Virginia), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each was, prior to 1776, a British colony, or parts thereof, and share a strong influence of English common law in some of their laws and institutions.
The term "Commonwealth" does not describe or provide for any specific political status or legal relationship when used by a state....
There have been two shootings within a mile of my last house this year, and two shootings within ten miles of my current house this year. Part of the reason I moved. In the 6 months before I left, there were something like 7 murders within a half mile of my house.
from the "lead researcher" here on the effectiveness of buy-backs “They have intangible value that we have really been underestimating,” he says. “They never will reduce rates of violent crime, but that may have been the wrong parameter to look at.”
@Skooba Of course! That's why if they want to use it against people, they usually deploy the military far from their own home. I think people figured that out in ancient Rome already, and have been using it consistently since.
@b_jonas - Well, you start out by imagining that a small, well-armed militia will help to protect you against the British. Then you enshrine those rights in a constitution, then you extend those rights to young men who want to buy guns so they can commit crimes.
You use the military at home for stuff when you need lots of urgent uneducated work and you don't want to pay for it, like at natural catastrophes like the flood gates predictably breaking each big flood after you weren't willing to pay a cent to repair them in the last two decades; but there's no conflict against other people.
@Valorum I'm not saying she isn't popular. That's not at all what I said. I'm saying if she started vetoing acts of Parliament or Prime Ministers (that the people voted it) she's going to start losing popularity
@Valorum And as for "in-home shootings", well duh, you do shootings with guns. And if you don't have guns, like here in Europe, then people do in-home violence without guns, with their bare hands. It's easy to make up statistics like that.
I believe the statistic is something like "you're 1000 times more likely to kill a family member with a legally purchased handgun than an intruder". Don't quote me on the actual number but it's very large
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius OIB (/pɪsˈtɔːriəs/; Afrikaans pronunciation: [pisˈtɔrjus]; born 22 November 1986) is a South African sprint runner and convicted murderer. Both of Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. He was the tenth athlete to compete at both the Paralympic Games and Olympic Games, competing in sprint events for below-knee amputees in Paralympic events, and in non-disabled sprint events.
After becoming a Paralympic champion, Pistorius attempted to enter non-disabled international competition, over persistent objections of the IAAF and charges that...
@Valorum How much do the guns discourage intruders before they're shot, or even before they even try to break in? If many homeowners have guns, then will the intruders (a) just go to other cities, (b) break in when people aren't at home, or (c) don't care and break in all the same, just perhaps get a little training against how to use those guns the homeowners have, as last resort?
Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski (/kəˈzɪnski/; born May 22, 1942), also known as the "Unabomber", is an American anarchist and domestic terrorist. A mathematical prodigy, he abandoned a promising academic career in 1969, then between 1978 and 1995 killed three people, and injured 23 others, in a nationwide bombing campaign targeting people involved with modern technology. In conjunction with this campaign he issued a wide-ranging social critique opposing industrialization and modern technology, and advancing a nature-centered form of anarchism.
Kaczynski was born and raised in Evergreen Park, Illinois...
Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was an American domestic terrorist convicted and executed for the detonation of an Ammonium Nitrate and Nitromethane fertilizer truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City bombing, the attack killed 168 people and injured over 600. According to the United States Government, it was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11 attacks, and remains the most significant act of domestic terrorism in United States history...
@Valorum "stereo"? are we still in the 2000s? I thought they're trying to rob me for my smartphone (I don't even have one), or still my petty cash, and the teens do it mostly on the street, not as intruders in city houses. I could be wrong though. Luckily I've never been robbed. I live in a somewhat dangerous city, but I'm probably not the target.
What I would like to know is how much the guns matter for individual crime like robbery or rape that happens on the street. Will there be more people mugging me for the very small value in my wallet in the inner city if those people have easier access to guns? Or does it not matter, because they can rob me perfectly with a kitchen knife and three people helping them?
@b_jonas - Again, I'm not convinced that someone who wants to mug someone necessarily deserves to be killed. It's a deterrent, but there's also a pretty good chance they'll take the gun off you and kill you with it. Introduce a gun into the equation and you stand a pretty good chance of turning a mugging into a murder
@Valorum It's not them getting killed. It's me getting killed by muggers who are getting carried away. That's what I'd be more afraid of than now if there were more guns. Why would I carry a gun? I'd be afraid of it to death, I'd never do that. That's the policemen's and soldier's job.
What does help is that (a) again, I'm not their target group, they're way more likely to attack young people, especially children, or the elderly, who they think are less likely to be able to protect themselves, and
(b) I usually don't carry too much valuables, the most valuable thing they can steal off me are the IDs and the home keys and glasses, which can still cause problems if they steal it, but the muggers usually prefer cash and credit cards and mobile phones, which have higher value for them.
As the title suggests, I'm obsessed with movies or anime that follow the main character as he fights to survive in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world, undertakes military training and ends up being special/overpowered. Or even something along the lines of a group survival experiment or life-threaten...
In other movie news: Despicable Me 3 film is coming 2017-06, and I hope it will be as awesome as the Minions film, as opposed to good but disappointing like the Despicable Me 2 film; Lego Batman is out but was barely shown in original dubbing, so I'll have to wait for a home media release till I can watch it; Logan is out and has mixed love-it-or-hate-it reviews, so I'll probably pass, what with so many other superhero films produced these days;
MLP:FiM TV show episodes continue with the start of season 7 (the season that will ruin MLP forever) at Easter (in three weeks), the feature film will be out in 2017-10, and three Equestria Girls short TV films (called "specials", 30 minutes long each) will be released at some unknown time.
@Edlothiad Oh, you say that backwards too. A TV show that managed to keep consistently good quality for over a hundred episodes, without falling into the trap where they produce boring run-on-the-mill episodes, from another film about mutants.
It's not "decades", that's true, but most TV shows don't get there.