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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    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.
    I don't think anyone is disrespecting the work that the charity is doing. I think they are realizing that it's kind of silly to release a 2 minute single of nothing but silence. And it kind of is, unless you are doing it for some sort of avant garde purposes, which I don't think is the case here. You can't equate pointing out that foolishness to not caring about honoring our men and women overseas. You have to realize how absurd that is. You are doing no different than people who used to equate criticism of Bush with hating American values.

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You can always count on zimmer to make a pointless partisan hack statement.

    Since the proceeds of the single go to charity, this speaks to the kindness of many folks.
    Hey CC,
    I see you have your gonch in a wad... and you lack a sense of humor (and good humor has a tinge of reality).

    Been a tough week?

    And did I criticize the money going to charity? Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    Did I criticize how they did it? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    I'll stand by my OP... it is a fitting theme song for the Dems... both as a money for nothing trade, and as a couple minutes of silence for the Dems-Obama getting crushed.

    Remember... Obama said this wouldn't happen on his watch... because the Dems had him this time. FLMAO.

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Gotta agree with Pete, here. It's in very poor taste to make light of this.
    I don't think they are making light of the fact that the single is for charity. I think they are making light of the fact that a 2 minute song of nothing but silence will probably reach the top of the charts. Why can't we have a sense of humor about some things? I think people really need to lighten up here. In fact, wasn't there a Tom Petty song about a band that played no music? Personally, there are a number of valid reasons to find it amusing. It has nothing to do with disrespecting a charity, though.

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Hey CC,
    I see you have your gonch in a wad... and you lack a sense of humor (and good humor has a tinge of reality).

    Been a tough week?

    And did I criticize the money going to charity? Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    Did I criticize how they did it? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    I'll stand by my OP... it is a fitting theme song for the Dems... both as a money for nothing trade, and as a couple minutes of silence for the Dems-Obama getting crushed.

    Remember... Obama said this wouldn't happen on his watch... because the Dems had him this time. FLMAO.

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    Who are you trying to convince with this nonsense? Seriously, all I see here are regurgitated partisan talking points. Could you possibly actually participate in the conversation rather than parroting these absurdities?

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I don't think they are making light of the fact that the single is for charity. I think they are making light of the fact that a 2 minute song of nothing but silence will probably reach the top of the charts. Why can't we have a sense of humor about some things? I think people really need to lighten up here. In fact, wasn't there a Tom Petty song about a band that played no music? Personally, there are a number of valid reasons to find it amusing. It has nothing to do with disrespecting a charity, though.
    To be honest, I don't think most here even realized what selling these two minutes of silence was actually for or they may not have been so quick to make light of it. And I do see the humor in the idea that this "single" just might make it to the top pf charts. I hope it does. It would make me smile. Just like it would if something like this was done to remember 9/11 and the NYFD.
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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Do us a favor and go away.
    The only way you could possibly have an issue with Pete's stance in this thread is if the truth hurts.

    You can't even claim he's a European commenting "needlessly" in a thread about something going on in the states.

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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I don't think anyone is disrespecting the work that the charity is doing. I think they are realizing that it's kind of silly to release a 2 minute single of nothing but silence.
    And buying a paper poppy, yellow ribbon, an American flag, random thing charity gives out.... or.... getting a tax deduction!... is that not just as silly then?

    When will you understand that it is not about the 2 min silence single.. it is about giving to the British Legion... this is just another way about doing so.

    And making fun of this is the same as making fun of the people who every day go out asking for donations...and of course all those people who have defended the UK since WW1 and before.

    So next time you see a former military person asking for a donation to a military charity... are you gonna laugh at him and say SILLY MAN?

    And it kind of is, unless you are doing it for some sort of avant garde purposes, which I don't think is the case here.
    ......................................... are you ****ing serious?

    You can't equate pointing out that foolishness to not caring about honoring our men and women overseas.
    It aint your men and women, but those of the British Armed forces. Also as I stated, under your assumption ANY thing a charity does is silly... give a few dollars and get a sticker.. SILLY.. give a few dollars and get a paper poppy as a symbol of support.. SILLY....

    Thank you for pissing on the charities of the British Armed forces and those that have protected the UK.

    You have to realize how absurd that is. You are doing no different than people who used to equate criticism of Bush with hating American values.
    No what is absurd is your and others attitude to this very old fine British charity, that honours the many hundreds of thousands of British men and women who have lost their lives defending their nation and the millions who have served the UK.

    I guess it is open season on pissing on US vets now with that attitude. ... naw I wont steep that low, since I respect them far too much to do that.
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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Just like it would if something like this was done to remember 9/11 and the NYFD.
    Naw that would be SILLY after all.. honouring the first responders of 9/11... SILLY...

    Honouring WW1 vets, WW2 vets.. HHAHAH SILLY!





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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Silence . . . music's FIRST alternative.
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    Re: Two minutes' silence released as a charity single

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And buying a paper poppy, yellow ribbon, an American flag, random thing charity gives out.... or.... getting a tax deduction!... is that not just as silly then?
    Apparently you aren't understanding what I'm saying. My personal views aside, a yellow ribbon and a paper poppy are actually things that you can hold in your hand. This is a 2 minute song with nothing but silence on it. The fact that it will probably rise on the charts is kind of funny to me. Just because it is amusing doesn't mean that I have any disrespect for any sort of charity. That's an absurd notion. I'm simply amused by the absurdity of it. That's it.

    When will you understand that it is not about the 2 min silence single.. it is about giving to the British Legion... this is just another way about doing so.
    It may not be about that for you, but that's what I'm discussing. You can read what you want into my comments, but my intention was never to disrespect the charity. I don't care what they do to get money. Even if they wanted to dance around in chicken costumes, more power to them.

    And making fun of this is the same as making fun of the people who every day go out asking for donations...and of course all those people who have defended the UK since WW1 and before.
    No it isn't. Making fun of the concept of a 2 minute song of nothing but silence is about just that. You are using your partisan blinders to make your arguments.

    So next time you see a former military person asking for a donation to a military charity... are you gonna laugh at him and say SILLY MAN?

    ......................................... are you ****ing serious?
    Yeah, because that's the same.




    It aint your men and women, but those of the British Armed forces. Also as I stated, under your assumption ANY thing a charity does is silly... give a few dollars and get a sticker.. SILLY.. give a few dollars and get a paper poppy as a symbol of support.. SILLY....
    I honestly didn't even read the article. I really could care less what the charity is about because that's not the element that I was discussing. My initial interest in the story was that it involved a 2 minute chart topping single of nothing but silence. My first post in the thread was regarding John Cage.

    Thank you for pissing on the charities of the British Armed forces and those that have protected the UK.
    Seriously, when has overreaction, partisan hackery and jumping to absurd conclusions ever helped your arguments?

    No what is absurd is your and others attitude to this very old fine British charity, that honours the many hundreds of thousands of British men and women who have lost their lives defending their nation and the millions who have served the UK.

    I guess it is open season on pissing on US vets now with that attitude. ... naw I wont steep that low, since I respect them far too much to do that.
    Good lord, get over yourself and try to lighten up.

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