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By The Red Arrow
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For sure, Mr A. It's a subject close to my heart (as I know it is to yours), for reasons those of you who've known me for a while will understand.

The sunset shots I put up in the 'walks' thread often feature a long shed in the distance. It's the largest covered stoneworks in Europe, where British and Commonwealth war grave headstones - new and replacement - are cut and carved. I keep meaning to pop in for a chat.

Interesting background info.
https://www.albionstone.com/news/albion ... commission
 
By The Red Arrow
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Strange times. Still reeling from agreeing with Dan Hodges on another matter, I now find myself in broad agreement with...with...

Historian David Starkey, 74, says Remembrance Sunday has become a 'crazy religious ritual' that imposes 'poppy fascism' on Britons

Starkey said Britain is now under 'poppy fascism' and Remembrance is 'crazy'
Historian, 74, said Britons are required to prove they are remembering dead
Also slammed MPs as most of them 'aren't good enough' and 'don't deserve pay'


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... itual.html
 
By Cyclist
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They're not just over here...

Don Cherry: Commentator faces backlash over poppy comments


The 85-year-old singled out immigrants for not wearing poppies.
Canadian ice hockey commentator Don Cherry has caused controversy for complaining that he rarely sees people he believes to be new immigrants wearing Remembrance Day poppies.

Speaking on the Hockey Night in Canada show, the 85-year-old singled out Toronto immigrants for not wearing poppies.

"At least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy," he said.

Many have called Mr Cherry's comments offensive and factually incorrect.

What did he say?
"You people... you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that," Mr Cherry said.

"These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price."...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50367727
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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Restaurant is slammed for 'cashing in' on Armistice Day after it brought out a 'Lest We Forget' burger that comes with a poppy pinned to the bun
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... e-Day.html


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Bush fae Grimsby, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
It is not cashing in! It is showing respect! Come on DM, try harder
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By Snowflake
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The Thin White Duke bar....according to their website blurb it's a nod to David Bowie.

It was during that period he was performing a few stiff right arm salutes, if I recall.
 
By cycloon
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Restaurant is slammed for 'cashing in' on Armistice Day after it brought out a 'Lest We Forget' burger that comes with a poppy pinned to the bun
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... e-Day.html


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What does it take for people to look beyond 'Oh they stuck a poppy on something, it's respectful'?

If someone stuck it on some shit, they'd get it. But stick it on a burger and it's 'respect'. Riiiiight.




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Bush fae Grimsby, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
It is not cashing in! It is showing respect! Come on DM, try harder
+108 -4
 
By spoonman
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davidjay wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:39 am
As Steve from Glasgow intimated in the comments, Poppy Day has become a competition to see who can be the most respectful.
A competition of whom can "virtue signal" the most among those whom accuse everyone else they don't like of "virtue signalling" in their faces.
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