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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by GuyBarry » 12 Nov 2016, 08:49

A Challenge wrote: 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!
Wikipedia says: "From 1919 until 1945, Armistice Day observance was always on 11 November itself. It was then moved to Remembrance Sunday, but since the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1995, it has become usual to hold ceremonies on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday."
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 12 Nov 2016, 10:12

GuyBarry wrote:
A Challenge wrote: 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!
Wikipedia says: "From 1919 until 1945, Armistice Day observance was always on 11 November itself. It was then moved to Remembrance Sunday, but since the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1995, it has become usual to hold ceremonies on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday."
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by GuyBarry » 13 Nov 2016, 11:03

I'm glad to say that today's silence at the Cenotaph was rather more respectfully observed than the one on Friday.
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by tubeguru » 14 Nov 2016, 11:19

palkanetoijala31 wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:
A Challenge wrote: 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!
Wikipedia says: "From 1919 until 1945, Armistice Day observance was always on 11 November itself. It was then moved to Remembrance Sunday, but since the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1995, it has become usual to hold ceremonies on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday."
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by tractakid » 14 Nov 2016, 13:45

I have very mixed feelings about the whole thing. I think I would be more in favour if the whole thing was more overtly anti-war.
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by A Challenge » 15 Nov 2016, 06:25

Remembrance Day is anti war, but I am strongly for Wikipedia, as it is useful for things like homework and mostly the boxes at the top of a google search results.
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 15 Nov 2016, 08:28

A Challenge wrote:Remembrance Day is anti war, but I am strongly for Wikipedia, as it is useful for things like homework and mostly the boxes at the top of a google search results.
how can u be strongly for an organisation that has no accountability of the inept editors doesn't apologise or admit mistakes when they are wrong it's almost like they are government.

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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by tubeguru » 15 Nov 2016, 11:40

palkanetoijala31 wrote:
A Challenge wrote:Remembrance Day is anti war, but I am strongly for Wikipedia, as it is useful for things like homework and mostly the boxes at the top of a google search results.
how can u be strongly for an organisation that has no accountability of the inept editors doesn't apologise or admit mistakes when they are wrong it's almost like they are government.
I suspect your comment about Wikipedia is coloured by past things that have appeared on there ...
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 15 Nov 2016, 12:30

tubeguru wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:
A Challenge wrote:Remembrance Day is anti war, but I am strongly for Wikipedia, as it is useful for things like homework and mostly the boxes at the top of a google search results.
how can u be strongly for an organisation that has no accountability of the inept editors doesn't apologise or admit mistakes when they are wrong it's almost like they are government.
I suspect your comment about Wikipedia is coloured by past things that have appeared on there ...
and the fact that the page is locked as they will not admit the truth and apologise for their three illegal alterations. I played by their rules which are unnaccountable by the way as no central administration. by their own rules they are quoting a Guinness world record which I specifically changed so they cannot quote my name from it using that reference their rules which they seem to be allowed to break I will constantly bash Wikipedia until the day I die. illegal mentally unstable editors which can't take criticism or truth.

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Re: Two Minutes Silence

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palkanetoijala31 wrote:
tubeguru wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:
A Challenge wrote:Remembrance Day is anti war, but I am strongly for Wikipedia, as it is useful for things like homework and mostly the boxes at the top of a google search results.
how can u be strongly for an organisation that has no accountability of the inept editors doesn't apologise or admit mistakes when they are wrong it's almost like they are government.
I suspect your comment about Wikipedia is coloured by past things that have appeared on there ...
and the fact that the page is locked as they will not admit the truth and apologise for their three illegal alterations. I played by their rules which are unnaccountable by the way as no central administration. by their own rules they are quoting a Guinness world record which I specifically changed so they cannot quote my name from it using that reference their rules which they seem to be allowed to break I will constantly bash Wikipedia until the day I die. illegal mentally unstable editors which can't take criticism or truth.
Thought so.
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by GuyBarry » 15 Nov 2016, 13:50

Any chance of getting this back to the original topic?
A Challenge wrote:Remembrance Day is anti war
I wouldn't say so. Its stated purpose is "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts". It's mainly attended by serving and former military personnel.
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by A Challenge » 15 Nov 2016, 16:33

GuyBarry wrote:Any chance of getting this back to the original topic?
A Challenge wrote:Remembrance Day is anti war
I wouldn't say so. Its stated purpose is "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts". It's mainly attended by serving and former military personnel.
It definitely isn't pro-war though, and that is the distinction I was trying to make.
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

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A Challenge wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:Any chance of getting this back to the original topic?
A Challenge wrote:Remembrance Day is anti war
I wouldn't say so. Its stated purpose is "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts". It's mainly attended by serving and former military personnel.
It definitely isn't pro-war though, and that is the distinction I was trying to make.
The way that right-wing frothers go on about it, and poppies, you'd think otherwise ...
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by Tube Geek » 17 Nov 2016, 07:16

Can I make a suggestion?

Close the topic
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Re: Two Minutes Silence

Post by tubeguru » 17 Nov 2016, 11:03

Tube Geek wrote:Can I make a suggestion?

Close the topic
Why?
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