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spartans53 Nov 7th 2012 7:23 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 
I've gone all 21st Centuary and got a pin badge and wristband i bought in UK in September. Hoping someone in Saudi asked me what they are. They were more interested in the small growth under my nose for Moevember and that is spelt right. Growing it for an Iraqi mate who has cancer, he is called Moe to most of his mates. Took me over 15 mins to explain why we would do something like that for charity.

weasel decentral Nov 7th 2012 9:00 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 10368671)
[EDIT: No, I wasn't serious about Ireland rejoining the UK - we don't want you, thanks]

If that's not tongue in cheek, its one of the most unintentionally hilarious posts I have read on here for a while.

Bravo sir

weasel decentral Nov 7th 2012 9:07 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 10368668)
And why would you want to be part of an artificially cobbled together alliance with someone who, had you not allied yourself with them, would have waged war on you?? That makes no sense at all.

You have essentially described the relationship between scotland and england there, pre united kingdom and in fact the whole philosophy of the united states.

Scamp Nov 7th 2012 9:12 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by weasel decentral (Post 10370270)
You have essentially described the relationship between scotland and england there, pre united kingdom and in fact the whole philosophy of the united states.

The world was quite different back in 1707, no?

weasel decentral Nov 7th 2012 9:15 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10370277)
The world was quite different back in 1707, no?

True I struggled to get signal for my iphone back in those days. however I doubt in the realm of politics and philosophy that motivations are in anyway changed

Scamp Nov 7th 2012 9:28 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by weasel decentral (Post 10370280)
True I struggled to get signal for my iphone back in those days. however I doubt in the realm of politics and philosophy that motivations are in anyway changed

Who knows.

The Dean Nov 7th 2012 10:25 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by weasel decentral (Post 10370256)
If that's not tongue in cheek, its one of the most unintentionally hilarious posts I have read on here for a while.

Bravo sir

Take it in the same context as the EUSSR post.............. you decide.

hnd Nov 10th 2012 10:21 pm

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 
Well, we managed to buy our poppies here in Muscat yesterday and will be observing the two minute silence at 1500hrs local time.

Unfortunately I've only just found out about the Remembrance Day Service at the PDO Cemetary tomorrow and have no idea where it is (Google maps notwithstanding). In fact, until we bought our poppies we had no idea that there was a Christian Cemetery in Muscat:

http://andyinoman.com/2010/01/07/pdo-cemetery/

Thankfully both my grandfathers made it safely though WWII as did Mrhnd's father through the Coventry blitz although he never spoke a single word about his experience dealing with "displaced persons" in Poland after WWII.


They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

The Dean Nov 11th 2012 2:45 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by hnd (Post 10376243)
Well, we managed to buy our poppies here in Muscat yesterday and will be observing the two minute silence at 1500hrs local time.

Unfortunately I've only just found out about the Remembrance Day Service at the PDO Cemetary tomorrow and have no idea where it is (Google maps notwithstanding). In fact, until we bought our poppies we had no idea that there was a Christian Cemetery in Muscat:

http://andyinoman.com/2010/01/07/pdo-cemetery/

Thankfully both my grandfathers made it safely though WWII as did Mrhnd's father through the Coventry blitz although he never spoke a single word about his experience dealing with "displaced persons" in Poland after WWII.


They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Beautiful.............. that always moves me.

britexpat76 Nov 11th 2012 7:37 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 
I have my Poppy (Bought from Champions hidden behind the bar) And shall be attending the Embassy today for a service.......

commander Nov 11th 2012 7:39 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 
i need to add..i dont buy poppies but i am a fully paid up member of the British Legion and contribute.

Cheapest pints in town after all;)

Scamp Nov 11th 2012 8:10 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 
This is quite old I think, although gets re-circulated every year.

Shameful I think

http://www.socialistunity.com/wp-con.../11/x2np50.jpg

mikewot Nov 11th 2012 8:28 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by commander (Post 10376597)
i need to add..i dont buy poppies but i am a fully paid up member of the British Legion and contribute.

RAF Association for me, was chairman of the Prestwick Branch club for a while.

commander Nov 11th 2012 8:32 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10376622)
This is quite old I think, although gets re-circulated every year.

Shameful I think

http://www.socialistunity.com/wp-con.../11/x2np50.jpg

no comment.

commander Nov 11th 2012 8:36 am

Re: Where can I buy a poppy?
 
Meanwhile at the other side of town....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj5Is...eature=related


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