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Thread: Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day

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    Default Re: Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day

    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    You should be very proud of your dads war efforts Zab
    Oh I am, believe me, and what he did afterwards! I just wish I knew more about them!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Some mindless crettin was arrested in Eccles (not far from me) for throwing a firework during the towns memorial service.....staggering
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    Somone carried on driving beeping their horn whilst the two minute silence happened here

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Default Re: Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day

    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Some mindless crettin was arrested in Eccles (not far from me) for throwing a firework during the towns memorial service.....staggering
    BBC News reported on it - absolutely shocking.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    Somebody had a conversation here at work...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    A sports commentator/former coach here made a comment in his filler segment along the lines of "you people who come over here should be wearing poppies" aimed at immigrants. They gave him a chance to apologize/rephrase, but he refused and is now terminated after over thirty years at it. Personally I'd quit watching his cartoonish act years ago changing the channel or doing something else when his little theme music started up. I expect he may've seen a couple of visible minorities of some sort sans poppies and his slanted mind went into overdrive to attack an entire group... but as the media and people keep going on about it here I've had time to think a few things of my own! If they are in fact new to the country they probably don't know about our poppy pin tradition (I'm sure there may've been many more visiting U.S. people also not wearing poppies), or, how's this for applying logic... some places poppies would be associated with the drug trade... something they may've been escaping!

    Anyway, your usual tempest in a tiny teapot with people for and people against... lots of reactionary noises. If I have to choose I will be on the side of people choosing what they wear, not being shamed or forced to wear a symbol or salute flags and all of that. "If ye break faith" and all... isn't freedom from tyrants what so many paid and pay the highest price for? Even tin pot tough-guy cartoons who are paid only for their wisdom about a game.
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