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Originally posted by EvanB
reply to post by GrandStrategy
I lol at you... Any soldier worth his salt is with me... Why??? ..Coz its the truth...
Originally posted by GrandStrategy
This is one of the reasons why Remembrance day is losing its impact for the younger generations, because people no longer just associate it with the heroes who fought in wars like WWII or WWI, it's now associated with the current lot who are fighting wars we know aren't right, helping to kill at least tens of thousands of innocents in the process. It's a shame that the heroes who laid down their lifes to defend our freedoms are having their image tarnished by association with soldiers fighting immoral wars for financial gain
The suggestion is that it was once right and that yesterday's youth were made of sterner stuff who did the right thing.
... inequality and exploitation is written on every page of history.
The government want to do more for returning servicemen and those who are struggling to find places to live.
It would also help if the government just actually built some houses.
Instead, the government are happier to throw disabled people out of their homes and hand over the keys to ex- squaddies to appease the Daily Mail, Sun and Telegraph readers.
There's something fundamentally wrong with a society that needs a prompt and a nudge in the ribs to remember the war dead.
Ha ha,i was thinking the same.The irony is after Tony Blair got us into the Iraq and Afghanistan wars the country was flooded with the poppy's you speak of.
Originally posted by cartenz
I thought you were meant to extract the sticky white sap and let it dry before you burn it? I must have been doing it wrong all those years??
Originally posted by celticniall
Where does this end?
A guy arrested for posting an image to facebook of a burning poppy.
Now no matter if people agree or disagree with the actual image, what criminal offence has been committed here?
....and where does it end?
Man held for FB image
I have no opinion of wearing poppys and think everyone should have the right to choose. Same way as we should be able to post what we like..........this is just nuts!
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by Domo1
November 11th is remembrance day in the uk for all those who lost their lives in wars. People wear a cardboard poppy to represent the poppies that grew on the fields of France and Belgium after the 1st world war. They have become somewhat sacrosanct in the British psyche, so abusing these icons is taken with a lot of offence. So someone has burnt one posted I n the net and for some reason the police are holding him.
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