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Old Nov 7th 2012, 7:23 am
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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.
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
[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
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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.
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Old Nov 7th 2012, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
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?
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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
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
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.
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Old Nov 7th 2012, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
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.
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Old Nov 10th 2012, 10:21 pm
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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.


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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.
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I have my Poppy (Bought from Champions hidden behind the bar) And shall be attending the Embassy today for a service.......
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Old Nov 11th 2012, 7:39 am
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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
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This is quite old I think, although gets re-circulated every year.

Shameful I think

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

Shameful I think

http://www.socialistunity.com/wp-con.../11/x2np50.jpg
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Meanwhile at the other side of town....

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