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    I had to take Meika to the vet today and they gave me this beautiful purple poppy, I felt awful but I never even knew about them, I always thought there were just the red ones. I thought I would share with everyone here. For our four-legged heros

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    I'm gob smacked. I didnt know either ....and i'm big on things like this. Next year i'm buying a few of them.

    I could have kicked myself today. Working all alone i didnt notice the time. 20 minutes late....but late is better than never, i stopped and had a minutes silence by myself. We owe them everything.

    RIP to every soldier , human or animal that fought for this nation and all our allies that have kept us free.


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    I had no idea thank you for sharing that knowledge. What great thing it is.

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    hmm

    many coloured poppies. As if dogs bleed purple. Weird.

    I wonder if there will be as many colours poppies as ribbons in a few years time... it is a classic marketing thing. Ie you have to buy more than one poppy now...

    I forgot at 11 - but I shared a poppy on facebook. Sigh.

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    Yes marketing, but I would say that animals have generally been less recognised for their part in wars, so having a different colour poppy is not such a bad thing as it specifically remembers them. Probably purple as close to red as they could get. If it raises a bit more money and goes to the welfare of people and their families and animals who serve our country then that is a good thing.

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    We will never forget ..............
    Pets are forever

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    I don't understand your gripe about "far left green voting twits" - perhaps because I am one of them.

    The green party are probably the only one that understand what a bad and often futile thing that war is. We don't have to look very far to see current examples of how sending soldiers in helps nobody and can make things a lot worse.

    Nothing like seeing your brother or cousin blown to bits by "the good guys" to make you join the other side...

    We need to remember not just the heroic stuff but also the smelly grotty disgusting waste and grief and damage. A bit like how the actual battle site at Gallipoli is left by young Australians who think their mum will come and clean up after them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    MMJ

    I don't understand your gripe about "far left green voting twits" - perhaps because I am one of them.

    The green party are probably the only one that understand what a bad and often futile thing that war is. We don't have to look very far to see current examples of how sending soldiers in helps nobody and can make things a lot worse.

    Nothing like seeing your brother or cousin blown to bits by "the good guys" to make you join the other side...

    We need to remember not just the heroic stuff but also the smelly grotty disgusting waste and grief and damage. A bit like how the actual battle site at Gallipoli is left by young Australians who think their mum will come and clean up after them.
    I think that anyone who actually fought in the world wars would agree how terrible it all was. However many thousands of young men in particular had no choice once the great world wars were in motion to go and fight for our way of life. My father was one of them, 18 in 1942 and fighting on the arctic conveys and the jungle waterways of Burma. My mother was a young girl in the Battle of Britain and saw the family next door killed in the air raid when a bomb flattened their house. So many young pilots were killed in those battles. There were resistance who risked their lifes helping to find safe passage for these men and the nurses who treated terible injuries and of course the service animals, dogs and horses.

    To me remembrance day is about remembering these people (and animals) doing what they had to do and fighting for the way of life we have today.

    The other part of it is is actually as humans growing from these terrible events and trying to use our so called superior intelligence to negotiate a way forward to avoid these events.

    However there are still extreme elements who are proably not representative of the general population but are insistant on enforcing their brutal ways, I think about Nigerian school girls that were kidnapped. I have an Iranian friend who is Bahai and had to escape as a teenage boy, running for his life across the mountains and the stories of brutality from extremists he told me were unbelievable.

    The world is a very complex place and although to most people it would be much better to be able to negotiate peacefully, there continue to remain brutal elements that want to enforce their way of thinking on everyone. That is a very difficult situation to work through. Do you as a country get involved, do you sit back and allow it all to unfold. I dont know what the answer is.

    I think the majority of people probably just want to live a peaceful life growing their families and having access to education and clean water and food. You would think that would be reletively simple for the world population to achieve

    However having lived in a country where there was mix of tribal hatred combined with a mix of colonialism and religious influences it was very very complicated.

    I have no problems with the Greens as you need voices to raise issues that challenge the big parties, but I do think at times from all sides of politics a lot of common sense flies out the window.

    As to grubby lazy generation y or Z or whatever they are now leaving their rubbish well that is a parenting issue surely.
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    I can't understand how the greens can support sitting back and doing nothing while we watch thousands of people being lined up and killed by these blood thirsty sub-humans.
    I think if the Syrian Government wasn't such a mess - ISIS wouldn't stand much of a chance and it doesn't help that world media give them lots of free publicity.

    There are so many absolutely mind blowingly atrocious regimes and warlords around the world - why do we pick on a bit of the middle east?

    If I thought we could send in nice Aussie soldiers to fix it - I'd support it but we're not the right people to be going there uninvited and unsupported. We need to strangle support and stop trade with countries or governments that are supporting it and make it harder for the arms dealers to send stuff in there... There's better ways.

    I do think we should have a defence force - we need to remember what they are for.

    And if twice a year we think about what we're doing with our soldiers - I think that's a good thing. Just because we might disagree with what our current Government might be doing - doesn't mean we hate Australia.

    And like dog owners - green party voters - are not all alike. Some are more extreme than others, and some are just plain nutty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I think if the Syrian Government wasn't such a mess - ISIS wouldn't stand much of a chance and it doesn't help that world media give them lots of free publicity.

    There are so many absolutely mind blowingly atrocious regimes and warlords around the world - why do we pick on a bit of the middle east?

    If I thought we could send in nice Aussie soldiers to fix it - I'd support it but we're not the right people to be going there uninvited and unsupported. We need to strangle support and stop trade with countries or governments that are supporting it and make it harder for the arms dealers to send stuff in there... There's better ways.

    I do think we should have a defence force - we need to remember what they are for.

    And if twice a year we think about what we're doing with our soldiers - I think that's a good thing. Just because we might disagree with what our current Government might be doing - doesn't mean we hate Australia.

    And like dog owners - green party voters - are not all alike. Some are more extreme than others, and some are just plain nutty.
    It is a difficult one, even stopping trade usually hurts the ordinary people most. The corrupt governments seemed to have already squirreled away mllions for themselves.

    I thought we waited for invitations and official paperwork from the governments before we sent millitary in. I guess the warlords and atrocious regimes around the world are not seen as a direct threat wheras ISIS is. I dont think it is about just randomly picking on a piece of the middle east.

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