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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    I am shocked... right wingers pissing on the graves of soldiers... congrats, you have sunk to a new low.

    Instead of making fun of this initiative, you should be backing it.
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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I am shocked... right wingers pissing on the graves of soldiers... congrats, you have sunk to a new low.

    Instead of making fun of this initiative, you should be backing it.
    Do us a favor and go away.
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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    It seems foolish to me.

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I am shocked... right wingers pissing on the graves of soldiers... congrats, you have sunk to a new low.

    Instead of making fun of this initiative, you should be backing it.
    How did you get to this response?

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    How did you get to this response?
    The OP poster starts out by making fun of the idea, and then the later responds go on the bandwagon. Disgusting.

    Like it or not, the UK takes its armed forces very seriously and every year there is a Day of Remembrance (11/11 at 11) in honour of all those men and women who have served, serve, and have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This single is just one of many different things going on in the month leading up to it. One major one is the selling and wearing of a poppy. You can not see a British tv show or news show without pretty much everyone (even the yank commentators) wear a poppy.

    The organisation that released this single is also one of the largest charities in the UK and is the largest targeting military service members..

    The Royal British Legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Making fun of the single is making fun of them and their work and the sir is a despicable act in my book. I dont go around making fun of US military charities and their work do I now? Do I make fun the yellow ribbon that the yanks use? no of course not.
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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It seems foolish to me.
    So it is foolish to honour the men and women who gave their lives to defending the nation... I see...
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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    I will be interested to see what happens with this. In 1952 John Cage composed what is probably considered his most well-known piece, which is known simply as "4'33". It basically consists of a pianist going to his piano, sitting down, and not hitting the keys for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Interestingly enough, whenever other experimental music projects later on had attempted to insert any sort of lengthy silence into their music, they were actually sued by the John Cage estate for copyright infringement. I know it's absurd, but I'm really curious if that will happen in this case as well.

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So it is foolish to honour the men and women who gave their lives to defending the nation... I see...
    We both know that nobody is saying that.

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    We both know that nobody is saying that.
    Do we? Then why make fun of the idea and the single? Why disrespect the work the charity is doing? Regardless of what a charity does it is never "silly" or "foolish". Buying a piece of paper shaped as a poppy or some yellow ribbon is just as foolish then...do you believe that? I dont...it is a symbol of support for a good cause and that should never be ridiculed or downplayed.
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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Gotta agree with Pete, here. It's in very poor taste to make light of this.
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