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ah, what is the point.. time to forget..
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ah, what is the point.. time to forget..
Thats the full point. we wear a poppy LEST WE FORGET.

I didnt know we could get them here and I have asked one of my family to bring me one when they visit this weekend.

I will be wearing this with pride to REMEMBER those people who lost their lives during war, and also for the soldiers still risking their lives for us.
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Old 03.11.2010, 10:57
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Poppy Fascism anyone?
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Old 03.11.2010, 11:10
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Re: Wearing a Poppy

The discussion is like the red ribbon for aids in Seinfeld.

As a Canadian, I do believe we are ready to move on from the great altar of the great wars. So much part of our maturing as a nation and part of our psyche for a long time, but we are a different country now.

Also, in terms of practical actions, we have long forgotten. In terms of our current soldiers, as a Canadian (and Brit), I don't think our soldiers are fighting in a cause worthy of accolades.

What the soldiers did in the great wars really cannot be compared to what goes on today (as a Canadian speaking). When the last veterans pass on, I think we can make it less of spectacle. But THEY did make great sacrifice.
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Old 03.11.2010, 11:16
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The discussion is like the red ribbon for aids in Seinfeld.

As a Canadian, I do believe we are ready to move on from the great altar of the great wars. So much part of our maturing as a nation and part of our psyche for a long time, but we are a different country now.

Also, in terms of practical actions, we have long forgotten. In terms of our current soldiers, as a Canadian (and Brit), I don't think our soldiers are fighting in a cause worthy of accolades.

What the soldiers did in the great wars really cannot be compared to what goes on today (as a Canadian speaking). When the last veterans pass on, I think we can make it less of spectacle. But THEY did make great sacrifice.

kinda missing the point. it not just about remembering the sacrifices the solders made during the great wars, its also to remind everyone just how futile wars are. Millions of young lives lost, and for what?? (more relating to ww1 then ww2)
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kinda missing the point. it not just about remembering the sacrifices the solders made during the great wars, its also to remind everyone just how futile wars are. Millions of young lives lost, and for what?? (more relating to ww1 then ww2)
As I said, we have long forgotten this point. And the annual paegentry does not concentrate on this at all. It is more towards soldiers, freedoms, sacrifice.

So I am not missing the point.
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Old 03.11.2010, 11:20
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As I said, we have long forgotten this point. And the annual paegentry does not concentrate on this at all. It is more towards soldiers, freedoms, sacrifice.

So I am not missing the point.

in the uk at least, it does.
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Old 03.11.2010, 11:27
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Old 03.11.2010, 11:31
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in the uk at least, it does.
Fair enough, which is why i prefaced most of my opinion with 'as a Canadian'.

My high-school lost 1/2 of its student body to WWI. A waste indeed.
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I need to find a place near Nyon to buy one now!
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Old 03.11.2010, 11:36
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I need to find a place near Nyon to buy one now!

you could try the American Market.. not sure if they stock them tho.
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Any branch or a Specific one?
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The English language bookshop on Rennweg.

I doubt any of the other Orell Fuesslis would sell poppies.

(Even there, I had to explain "you know, one of those paper flowers" to the woman at the information desk...)
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you could try the American Market.. not sure if they stock them tho.


just as FYI... I was in the AmericanMarket in Geneva at lunchtime... no sign of poppies there.

but there is always Jim's if you don't mind a little drive ( st. Genis , france )
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looks like you can order from the legion direct..

http://www.poppyshop.org.uk/ (the sites a bit flakey though)
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Old 04.11.2010, 11:23
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A quick heads up to the Bern EFers, they have poppies in the English bookshop section in Stauffacher (2nd floor, right by the till).
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ah, what is the point.. time to forget..
Time to forget eh?

Well next time you're boarding an aircraft, sitting enjoying a drink on holiday, attending a huge concert or indeed any form of huge gathering of people. Just remember , there are some vile people out there doing their best to blow you up. That's why some people's Son's and Daughter's, Fathers, Sister's and Brother's are in hellish countries , fighting to protect us all.
I'm sure that there are many there who don't agree with their governments decision to send them there and would rather be home with their families just like you and me- but they have no choice.

I am going to bring as many poppies as possible back with me next week and regardless of weird looks in the street, I will wear it with pride.
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Thats the full point. we wear a poppy LEST WE FORGET.

I didnt know we could get them here and I have asked one of my family to bring me one when they visit this weekend.

I will be wearing this with pride to REMEMBER those people who lost their lives during war, and also for the soldiers still risking their lives for us.
I'm sorry but what really is the point? Will it prevent war? No, will it promote peace? No, you're better spending your few pence on a donation to the starving kids of Africa that is a much more needy cause (that is as long as military dictatorships aren't diverting the money into gun running, which has been a bit of a murky area for the last 20 years).

And why only remember the Somme? You don't wear a little severed hand to remind you of the genocide in Rwanda, or a miniature South African Bauer child being brutally murdered by a British soldier, or a canister of cyclon B to remind you of the holocaust.

What one should really remember is the countless thousands of British and ally troops who were mercilessly slaughtered by firing squads by our OWN troops for NOT running head long into German meat grinding machine-guns and razor wire.

But of course, THEY were cowards...
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