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Old 03-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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It has been a humiliating couple of years for Nepal's King Gyanendra. First, the erstwhile living god was stripped of absolute power. Then his subjects took his face off the national currency, renationalised his palaces and decided to abolish the monarchy.

Now he has been ordered to pay an electricity bill of $880,000 (£442,000) for the vast Narayanhiti Royal Palace in Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital, and several other royal residences around the country.

King must pay his £442,000 electricity bill - Times Online
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:38 AM
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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things are tough in Nepal,...it must be a wakeup call for the poor lad!
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:23 AM
Location: Assisi, Italy
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At least he didn't get caught up in the sub prime mess.

I was in Tibet just a few months before the shooting of the Royal Family and this guy's rise to the throne. Katmandu, Nepal... Lhasa,Tibet... Feudal system... not good despite their positive PR and Richard Gere.
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