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Two Minutes Silence

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 11:19

What were you doing at 11:00 today, and if you didn't respect the silence, why didn't you?
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Nov 2016, 12:42

A Challenge wrote:What were you doing at 11:00 today, and if you didn't respect the silence, why didn't you?
I did 59 seconds
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by A Challenge » 11 Nov 2016, 12:52

Tube Geek wrote:
A Challenge wrote:What were you doing at 11:00 today, and if you didn't respect the silence, why didn't you?
I did 59 seconds
Why did you do less than one minute, and why not two minutes?
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 13:15

A Challenge wrote:What were you doing at 11:00 today, and if you didn't respect the silence, why didn't you?
I was listening to the two minutes' silence broadcast live from Trafalgar Square. (Although at times it felt more like two minutes' coughing.)
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Nov 2016, 14:50

A Challenge wrote:
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A Challenge wrote:What were you doing at 11:00 today, and if you didn't respect the silence, why didn't you?
I did 59 seconds
Why did you do less than one minute, and why not two minutes?
a) it was only meant to be 1
b) I timed it and the bells that went were slightly out
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by Steeevooo » 11 Nov 2016, 14:54

(a) The norm is for two minutes silence

(b) The bells don't preclude you from personally observing a minute (or two minutes) silence.

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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by tubeguru » 11 Nov 2016, 15:16

Also, no one is under any obligation to observe any length of silence.
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Post by Steeevooo » 11 Nov 2016, 15:43

tubeguru wrote:Also, no one is under any obligation to observe any length of silence.
Don't go saying that Neil - the moral police will be hunting you down!! ;)

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Re: Two Minutes Silence

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Steeevooo wrote:
tubeguru wrote:Also, no one is under any obligation to observe any length of silence.
Don't go saying that Neil - the moral police will be hunting you down!! ;)
I've already asked AC why he seems to think people owe him an explanation for not observing silences today in another thread.
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Nov 2016, 16:08

Steeevooo wrote:(a) The norm is for two minutes silence

(b) The bells don't preclude you from personally observing a minute (or two minutes) silence.
But if you don't want to, but the school forces you to, you kind of choose to do the shortest possible
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by GuyBarry » 11 Nov 2016, 17:29

When I was a child, we only had the two minutes' silence on Remembrance Sunday - the nearest Sunday to November 11th. Now we have it both on the 11th itself and on the Sunday. Why has it become four minutes' silence?
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Nov 2016, 19:54

GuyBarry wrote:When I was a child, we only had the two minutes' silence on Remembrance Sunday - the nearest Sunday to November 11th. Now we have it both on the 11th itself and on the Sunday. Why has it become four minutes' silence?
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by A Challenge » 12 Nov 2016, 06:26

Tube Geek wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:When I was a child, we only had the two minutes' silence on Remembrance Sunday - the nearest Sunday to November 11th. Now we have it both on the 11th itself and on the Sunday. Why has it become four minutes' silence?
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I was going to ask why, and then I remembered the speeding tram incident last week, to think that I have been around there (on the New Addington branch) very recently...

It was supposed to be two minutes at 11:00 on the 11th November, but then as it is a working day, it moves to Sunday (it will probably next year anyway when it is Saturday), then you can just wait for two years for when it is a Sunday!
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 12 Nov 2016, 07:01

I think at the end of the day a few minutes silence per year to remember those who gave lives so we have the freedom today is the point. perhaps in future Josh being record holder of trams can lead a fund raising event in honour of 7 lives lost.

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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by Tube Geek » 12 Nov 2016, 08:17

palkanetoijala31 wrote:I think at the end of the day a few minutes silence per year to remember those who gave lives so we have the freedom today is the point. perhaps in future Josh being record holder of trams can lead a fund raising event in honour of 7 lives lost.
Or someone could organise Tram Relief.....
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