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    picador picador is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyO'Brien View Post
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    I hope you are wearing yours, Tommy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northsideman View Post
    It also honours the Black and Tan Bastards who burned my Grandparent's house, you also missed that!
    I didn't. Sort of.
    I linked to a tasteless deed of the British army that arguably is far worse than house-burning.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    RED poppies are worn because when the trenches were dug during both wars their seeds, which were buried in the soil, were brought to the surface.

    They could then germinate following the wars as they were exposed to light.

    Now many former citizens of this country fought very noble causes and gave their lives fighting to protect our way of life from political extremism in Europe during the first half of the last century.

    There is nothing cringeworthy about anyone wearing a poppy.
    I will assume you did not read the OP except maybe the title, since this is covered in the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    I hope you are wearing yours, Tommy.
    He has to...Remember, He is a wanabee hack.
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    i saw gideon osborne wearing one on sky news at lunchtime today. it really became him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northsideman View Post
    It also honours the Black and Tan Bastards who burned my Grandparent's house, you also missed that!
    They murdered my great grand parents in Cork too ( fact by the way , Merrypole lane off Blarney Street) , but how long do you want me hate for ? a lot of Men also gave a lot to protect Europe from the Nazis , a good enough venture if you ask me. You can pick holes all over the place but you have to move on , live and let live !
    I do however disagree with the subtle forcing of people to wear one , if don't agree don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeamusNapoleon View Post
    I didn't. Sort of.
    I linked to a tasteless deed of the British army that arguably is far worse than house-burning.
    Oh they didn't just burn the house, they first helped my grandmother carry out all the valuables and then smashed them up in front of her and then got round to burning the house, scum or what?
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    I have ancestors killed at the Somme and Civil War here. Would have no problem wearing the poppy but japers am afraid of a lunatic coming up behind me and killing me stone dead
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    Quote Originally Posted by milestogo View Post
    He has to...Remember, He is a wanabee hack.
    Where are Malbekh and Astral Peaks these days..................?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    RED poppies are worn because when the trenches were dug during both wars their seeds, which were buried in the soil, were brought to the surface.

    They could then germinate following the wars as they were exposed to light.

    Now many former citizens of this country fought very noble causes and gave their lives fighting to protect our way of life from political extremism in Europe during the first half of the last century.

    There is nothing cringeworthy about anyone wearing a poppy.
    Throwing words in the mouth there old chap. I am refering to the systematic wearing of poppies by every TV presenter in the UK. Not what they represent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Throwing words in the mouth there old chap. I am refering to the systematic wearing of poppies by every TV presenter in the UK. Not what they represent.
    Don't Irish tv presenters wear shamrock on Paddys day?
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