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« Reply #2025 on: November 12, 2017, 12:20:15 PM »
Commemoration at war memorial in Omagh disrupted by a suspect device planted on Drumragh Avenue had to be held at Omagh Academy as town centre closed off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41960294

Obviously planted by the RUC/PNSI...
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« Reply #2026 on: November 12, 2017, 12:25:00 PM »
Commemoration at war memorial in Omagh disrupted by a suspect device planted on Drumragh Avenue had to be held at Omagh Academy as town centre closed off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41960294

Obviously planted by the RUC/PNSI...

Ah, someone has seen the light ;)

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« Reply #2027 on: November 12, 2017, 01:25:44 PM »
Surprised at both neil Lennon and Richards dunne wearing them tonight on ITV.
I can't imagine Lennon was bullied into wearing one so if it was his choice then that's his prerogative.

You see this is the madness of his mindset! He truly believes that Lennon has let the side down by wearing a poppy! Has Neil not been reading the GAA board?? Probably thinks Lennon as you say was bullied by the poppy police to wear it!
Thanks for the insight into my mindset.
For the record, if they chose to wear the poppy, that's their choice, I have no problem with it. I am just surprised that they did.
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« Reply #2028 on: November 12, 2017, 03:32:37 PM »
Surprised at both neil Lennon and Richards dunne wearing them tonight on ITV.
I can't imagine Lennon was bullied into wearing one so if it was his choice then that's his prerogative.

You see this is the madness of his mindset! He truly believes that Lennon has let the side down by wearing a poppy! Has Neil not been reading the GAA board?? Probably thinks Lennon as you say was bullied by the poppy police to wear it!
Thanks for the insight into my mindset.
For the record, if they chose to wear the poppy, that's their choice, I have no problem with it. I am just surprised that they did.

Its lennons choice to make, I would not take the gift of one but I have no problem if he wears one, I just find it strange he chooses to.
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« Reply #2029 on: November 12, 2017, 04:14:28 PM »
Strange cause he’s his own man and not a sheep?
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« Reply #2030 on: November 12, 2017, 04:41:24 PM »
I’m not reading 136 pages.  “Poppy” by The Beautiful South says it all.

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« Reply #2031 on: November 12, 2017, 05:51:42 PM »
I’m not reading 136 pages.  “Poppy” by The Beautiful South says it all.


Had to do a bit of research to figure that one out. I guess my 40 years as an exile has a price.
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« Reply #2033 on: November 12, 2017, 10:06:07 PM »
Saw a poppy worn south of the border today for the 1st time, in Mid Monaghan...

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« Reply #2034 on: November 12, 2017, 10:23:58 PM »
The Aviva was full of them on Saturday evening.

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« Reply #2035 on: November 12, 2017, 11:33:10 PM »
Saw a poppy worn south of the border today for the 1st time, in Mid Monaghan...

Was Peter Robinson in Clontibert again?

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« Reply #2036 on: November 12, 2017, 11:59:34 PM »
Like, really, what was the reasoning behind that?

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« Reply #2037 on: November 13, 2017, 08:11:47 AM »
Saw a poppy worn south of the border today for the 1st time, in Mid Monaghan...
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« Reply #2038 on: November 13, 2017, 09:10:54 AM »
The whole poppy thing is strange.  In the North in 2017 it's a much more divisive issue than it ever was in my youth in the 70s and 80s.  Back then it was simple, some Prods wore them for a few days in Nov, most Taigs didn't.  I don't remember many phone ins or Nolan shows dedicated to the issue.  What has changed? 

I noticed on the news last night they showed film of the Queen's first Remembrance Sunday in 1952.  As far as I could tell neither she nor Prince Philip were wearing poppies (though it was in B/W and she may have had one of those tiny metal ones on)

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« Reply #2039 on: November 13, 2017, 10:02:20 AM »
What has changed is that it is now practically enforced.