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By Bones McCoy
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SoulBoy wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:29 am
London Waterloo station recruits hawk after complaints of pigeons stealing food

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-11-08/lon ... ling-food/

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Talons of remembrance.

And when did any pigeons start paying for their food?
 
By Watchman
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Out for a run today, noticed on the road parallel to mine a large poppy on a lamppost; now bearing in mind it was on just one lamppost, it's an archetypal suburban estate, a bus goes by once an hour weekdays only and it's a loop road so goes in and out!......I have to ask mself...why?
 
By Killer Whale
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SoulBoy wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:29 am
London Waterloo station recruits hawk after complaints of pigeons stealing food

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-11-08/lon ... ling-food/
Shocking disrespect for our boys, er, birds, er whatever.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-incr ... -world-war
 
By bluebellnutter
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Watchman wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:35 pm
Out for a run today, noticed on the road parallel to mine a large poppy on a lamppost; now bearing in mind it was on just one lamppost, it's an archetypal suburban estate, a bus goes by once an hour weekdays only and it's a loop road so goes in and out!......I have to ask mself...why?
Because otherwise that street would belong to ISIS
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Interesting factoid #1 - the Defence of the Realm Act (1914) made it a criminal offence with hefty penalties to kill a pigeon, just in case it was carrying an important message...

#2 - that hawk has been there for years.
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By Kreuzberger
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When I were a lad, many years ago, we used to do exchanges in L'Oise, not 30km from Compiène where many of our forebears' suffering was finally put to rest. We used to go there on Mobylettes. To buy fags and flirt.

I did that four years on the trot. We knew about Le Grand Meaulnes - wimpy whiney boy shit on a par with Damien Rice - but we were never taken to these places. Only now, I wonder why. We were sixteen-year-old punks and really need that.
By visage
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Im seeing lots of comment in the liberal twatosphere about how the real message of today should be about how war only benefits the rich - international bankers (yes, we know who they really mean), arms merchants etc.

But while theres an argument that WW1 was fought by the poor on behalf of the rich, does that really apply to other conflicts?

The cynic in me suggests that its a fig leaf to cover Jezzas 'all war is bad, no exceptions' STW idiocy. By making war something fundamentally wrong, that is always fought for nefarious reasons, rather than just because someone needs to be stopped, you give succour to what is, IMO, a fairly dangerous position...
By mr angry manchester
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I think World War 2 was the exception. That was a fight against a cruel and evil regime and also for national survival. It also was a catalyst for social change with the Beveridge Report.
 
By Watchman
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It just seems to me that "modern day wars" - e.g. Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq just simply leave a power vacuum. In that the end result is the rise of so many internal factions that one outcome for all is unobtainable
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