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>> No. 20439 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 7:19 am
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Remembrance Day will now honour civilians and victims of terror after the Royal British Legion announces the red poppy isn't just for fallen soldiers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7577667/Remembrance-Day-honour-civilians-victims-terror-new-meaning-red-poppy.html

Watch out, lads. Big Poppy is getting bigger. The Cookie Monster wasn't enough for them.
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>> No. 20445 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 8:27 pm
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Does that include the victims of state backed Unionist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland too then?
>> No. 20446 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 8:42 pm
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Some of the eariler posts seem to have been deleted from this thread. Why is this?
>> No. 20448 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 8:46 pm
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>>20446
The tentacles of Big Poppy have a long reach.
>> No. 20449 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 9:09 pm
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>>20446
I deleted my own screencap of a bunch of DM comments because I considered it to be a weak and lazy addition to the thread. The iron fist of mod-kind played no role, nor did Big Poppy.
>> No. 20450 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 9:15 pm
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>>20449
How do you blink a dash and how do you blink a dot? Is a dash just a long blink?
>> No. 20451 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 9:18 pm
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>>20450

Yes, and he nods his head slightly for a dash.
>> No. 20460 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 11:14 am
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>>20449

I'm always impressed someone picked up on what he was doing. I know morse code to an extent, but I'm not sure I'd have recognised that's what he was doing unless told. I suppose US intelligence bods would be much more likely to think about the possibility. Or maybe it's a thing they'd be trained to do, though the story told never makes it out like that.
>> No. 20486 Anonymous
20th October 2019
Sunday 4:10 am
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>>20460

There's a huge difference between knowing Morse code and knowing it fluently. I'd expect any military-trained radio operator of that era to pick up on it immediately. For reference, this is what an exchange between two skilled Morse users sounds like:


>> No. 20519 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 6:54 pm
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Everyone on Look North is wearing a poppy. It's not even pissing Halloween yet.
>> No. 20532 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 6:58 pm
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>>20519
Didn't even notice, I'm always too busy trying to judge how much weight lovely Carol has gained or lost this week
>> No. 20534 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 7:25 am
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Nothing days remembrance like paying £50 for a hockey shirt to commemorate D-Day.

https://www.hullpirates.co.uk/news/unveiling-of-our-75th-d-day-anniversary-commemorative-shirt/
>> No. 20537 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 10:05 am
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>>20534
We, comparatively speaking, hardly even lost anyone on D-Day. It was Omaha Beach where things went to hell in a hand basket.
>> No. 20544 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 12:10 pm
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>>20537

Omaha beach, comparatively speaking, hardly lost anyone in the second world war. It was the siege of Stalingrad where things went to hell in a hand basket.
>> No. 20545 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 12:14 pm
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>>20544
Yeah, and if there were a load of T34s on the hockey shirt I might have mentioned it.
>> No. 20550 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 3:26 pm
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>>20534

Honestly I'd rather have been at the Normandy landings than go back to Hull. Closest I've been to death, other than Doncaster.
>> No. 20551 Anonymous
31st October 2019
Thursday 4:32 pm
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>>20550
It's never dull in Hull.
>> No. 20557 Anonymous
2nd November 2019
Saturday 9:34 pm
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>>20544

One of my great-granddads was on the German side (my nan was German). He was shot to shreds in a trench in northern France in September of 1944 by British aircraft attacking his post. His wife got a condolence letter from his regiment leader describing the events in eerie detail.

We fought a good cause, but that doesn't mean there was no human suffering on the enemy side. My great-granddad was a young lad of 27, with a wife and three kids at home, and I'm sure there were a million other things he'd rather have been doing than being cannon fodder for the Fuhrer in the latter days of WWII. If I remember my nan's stories correctly, he had made plans to escape deployment to the Western front and go into hiding, and he was on home leave just before he got sent to France, but he was too afraid the Gestapo would find out and arrest him or harm his family. The Gestapo didn't take kindly to that kind of thing, and they'd either execute you or send you to a concentration camp. So I guess in a world like that, bizarrely, you were almost better off sitting in a trench in northern France with your hands over your head, hoping against the odds that you would come back in one piece, than going into hiding and living in constant fear of being found out and shot in the head by secret police.
>> No. 20590 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 12:33 pm
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People have been getting very mad about the rainbow poppy and the gays not being able to last one day without making it all about them.
>> No. 20591 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 12:42 pm
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>>20590
>People have been getting very mad
Huh?
>> No. 20592 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 12:57 pm
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>>20591
By people I mean idiots on social media.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/woman-divides-people-angry-rant-20814560
>> No. 20593 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 1:38 pm
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>>20449
I really wish you hadn't deleted your messages.
Censorship first happens in the heart - that's why it hurts so much.

When you consider the amount of world war veterans left alive (i assume it's few), it seems reasonable to extend the symbol further to relevant parties - else the tradition be lost to time. The only alternative i can imagine is to create more war heros.

My Nan would recount fear of the bombs coming down every time i'd forgetfully scare her with a loud noise, and a lady i used to know would tell me how her brother said "that's me, i won't be coming back" whenever 'We'll Meet Again' came over the radio, but that's about all my connection to the world wars. Maybe that's why i don't think too much of this poppy rebranding.

Now, after a good 3 weeks or so, how has your thought developed?
>> No. 20594 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 2:43 pm
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>>20592
I don't undestand what "getting very mad" means, you stupid yank cunt.
>> No. 20595 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 3:15 pm
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>>20594
It's like being mad, but very mad.
>> No. 20596 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 6:05 pm
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>>20594
Means they're getting well bovvered.
>> No. 20597 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 7:43 pm
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>>20590

> and the gays not being able to last one day without making it all about them.

They took part in the war effort same as everybody.
>> No. 20604 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 7:01 pm
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That's enough social media for today.
>> No. 20606 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 7:29 pm
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>>20604
Oh, God, we're doomed, aren't we?
>> No. 20607 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 7:34 pm
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>>20604

It's strange how the g appears to be lower case and the rest not. and the gap is rather large. Why is it such low resolution?
Surely that's not real, or someone pinned it to him while patting him down before a public appearance?
>> No. 20608 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 7:43 pm
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>>20607
Pretty sure the entire badge was photoshopped on to an old image of him. Here's the real one he had on, on the 4th.
https://youtu.be/yPfUv9r5v_8?t=538
>> No. 20609 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 7:47 pm
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... and here's the one they photoshopped on to him. The light reflecting on it is identical.
>> No. 20610 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 7:51 pm
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>> No. 20611 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 8:25 pm
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>>20610

John Major has held up better than Tony Blair.
>> No. 20612 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 8:30 pm
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>>20606
>> No. 20613 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 8:52 pm
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>>20611
I think it's because John Major always looked old, similar to how people say Maggie Smith has aged well over the past ~30 years because she looked far older than being in her fifties when she was in Sister Act.
>> No. 20615 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 9:28 pm
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>>20613

True enough; I think he also went completely grey relatively early, so he has basically looked like a 50- or 60-year-old for half of his life.
>> No. 20616 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 9:31 pm
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>>20608
>>20609

Why would people do such a thing? Knowingly lie about another person?
>> No. 20628 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 1:51 am
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>>20616
It's not a lie if that's the reality you've chosen.
>> No. 20632 Anonymous
8th November 2019
Friday 4:26 pm
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"Where's your bloody poppy, pal?"
>> No. 20633 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 4:14 pm
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MAN WITH GIANT POPPY.
>> No. 20634 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 4:15 pm
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KICK OFF SPOT AT LEICESTER'S GROUND SHAPED LIKE A POPPY.
>> No. 20635 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 4:16 pm
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POPPY TRAFFIC ISLAND.
>> No. 20636 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 4:19 pm
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POPPY MASCOT.

https://twitter.com/MascotSilence/status/1193140302946586624
>> No. 20637 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 6:08 pm
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>>20634
Reminds me more of goatse.
>> No. 20638 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 6:09 pm
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FOR YEAR ROUND REMEMBRANCING
>> No. 20641 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 10:20 am
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STARE AT THIS AT 11 O CLOCK AND SAY NOTHING FOR 11 MINUTES OR YOU'RE BASICALLY A TRAITOR
>> No. 20642 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 11:12 am
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>>20641
Oh shit, I forgot about Poppy day.

Soz, lads.
>> No. 20643 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 12:08 pm
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>>20642
Don't worry, you're allowed to do it tomorrow instead.
>> No. 20644 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 5:11 pm
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A man who disrupted a Remembrance Sunday event with fireworks had to be rushed away from angry veterans by police.

The fireworks exploded in the sky as hundreds of people stood in silence at 11:00 GMT and listened to the Last Post at the cenotaph in Eccles, Salford.

A man had set them off from a window ledge in a disused pub across the road. Angry veterans began shouting, "Get him out!" and trying to break down the pub door before officers took the man away.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-50367340

I don't think anything this year will top last year's paedo-vigilantes.
>> No. 20645 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 5:15 pm
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I've heard/seen so many complaints about poppy burners this year yet I don't think anyone new has actually done it this time around.

People get really angry at the argument that burning something as a symbolic or political gesture is exactly the sort of thing that you're only really allowed to do because of the freedom are lads fought for.
>> No. 20646 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 5:52 pm
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>>20645
There's a video doing the rounds of an Irish woman burning a poppy in London. Probably a Labour voter.

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