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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2010, 04:48:28 PM »
I don't have a problem with people wearing them if they want, but I do have a problem with what Jon Snow rightly calls 'poppy fascism' ... the Nazis did the same thing with yellow stars. 

There was a total gobshite from Dublin who was working in my place last year and one day he walks in with one of them on him - and before anybody asks, I considered him a gobshite before he wore it - and I was dying to ask him if he was ok showing support for the actions of the murderers of the Black and Tans, the Auxiliiaries, the B Specials and the UDR, but he would have been too thick to even know what I was talking about, he was only interested in currying favour with management

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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2010, 04:55:46 PM »
There is an irony about wearing a poppy, in support of the British troops fighting in Afghanistan.

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« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2010, 04:58:46 PM »
Making everyone that appears on British TV wear a poppy is what really sickens my hole the most. Everyone has the right to remember their war dead but its not a thing that should be forced down peoples throats like it is.

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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2010, 05:03:10 PM »
There is an irony about wearing a poppy, in support of the British troops fighting in Afghanistan.
Only to those who seem to think that the Corn Poppy and the Opium Poppy are one and the same.

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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2010, 05:07:42 PM »
I don't have a problem with people wearing them if they want, but I do have a problem with what Jon Snow rightly calls 'poppy fascism' ... the Nazis did the same thing with yellow stars. 

There was a total gobshite from Dublin who was working in my place last year and one day he walks in with one of them on him - and before anybody asks, I considered him a gobshite before he wore it - and I was dying to ask him if he was ok showing support for the actions of the murderers of the Black and Tans, the Auxiliiaries, the B Specials and the UDR, but he would have been too thick to even know what I was talking about, he was only interested in currying favour with management

That's the thing though, you didn't.
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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2010, 05:45:30 PM »
Why risk my job for an arsehole? I don't socialise with gobshites (wish I could say the same about not replying to them on internet forums) so it's not like I could have broached the subject outside the office

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« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2010, 06:14:12 PM »
This time of year Poppies go on sale. Some people buy them so as to donate money to the british security forces, while others buy them to wear as a visible badge of loyalty.
I shall be buying one on the off-chance (no matter how remote) that I might bump into "Pints of Guinness" and be able to 'rub his face in it':
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=17732.0

Though I also like to think it honours the boys/bhoys of the Royal Irish out in Helmand, too:
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Meanwhile, I see those pesky (Far) West Brits out in Canada are wearing them, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo

And so as not to be left out, the West Frogs are in on it, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcjnqM6KQsQ&feature=related
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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2010, 06:27:25 PM »
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Is everyone ok after seeing that Poppy I posted?

Who gives a flying f...? If people want to wear Poppy, so be it. I really couldn't care less. I certainly won't be on the look out for people that are wearing it, just so I can get annoyed.
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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2010, 06:45:09 PM »
while it should be left up to the individual on the telly - I dont see too much wrong with dara o'bhrian wearing one as well as peruvian Paloma also wearing one on the 'apprentice' tv show last night.
I noticed that two of the panel didn't have poppies.

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« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2010, 06:49:19 PM »
while it should be left up to the individual on the telly - I dont see too much wrong with dara o'bhrian wearing one as well as peruvian Paloma also wearing one on the 'apprentice' tv show last night.
I noticed that two of the panel didn't have poppies.

Was going to say that myself. The comedian with the beard had none nor the fashion expert woman in the middle. I was listening to DOB earlier in the year on rte radio when he got the gig and he was saying how he had a big decisiion to make regarding wearing the poppy and how he felt it a British thing and it made him uncomfortable. Obviously he has no such problem now.

Personally I have no problem with people wearing one but it seems to me their is a cult of the poppy now and a lot of pressure put on people to wear one who normally would not wear one if they had a pressure free choice.

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« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2010, 07:12:02 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2010, 07:35:25 PM »
This time of year Poppies go on sale. Some people buy them so as to donate money to the british security forces, while others buy them to wear as a visible badge of loyalty.
I shall be buying one on the off-chance (no matter how remote) that I might bump into "Pints of Guinness" and be able to 'rub his face in it':
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=17732.0

Though I also like to think it honours the boys/bhoys of the Royal Irish out in Helmand, too:
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Meanwhile, I see those pesky (Far) West Brits out in Canada are wearing them, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo

And so as not to be left out, the West Frogs are in on it, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcjnqM6KQsQ&feature=related
What's the third flag on the right hand side of the photo?
Not sure. "Lashkar Gah Celtic Supporters' Club", perhaps?  ;)
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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2010, 07:44:56 PM »
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Is everyone ok after seeing that Poppy I posted?

Who gives a flying f...? If people want to wear Poppy, so be it. I really couldn't care less. I certainly won't be on the look out for people that are wearing it, just so I can get annoyed.

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« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2010, 07:54:06 PM »
I wouldnt think any less of the one in X Factor or folk like that, they have no choice. It is different if you are a big hitter and can just tell whoever is interviewing you to f**k off but most cant.
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« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2010, 08:25:48 PM »
MArk Sidebottom hadn't one last Sat evening. Very surprised, i thought in was compulsory there. Remember Donna Trainor a few years back refused and got into a handling. She definately had one on today.
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