Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Too busy to blog today.going shopping

Here is an excerpt from my favourite news paper 'The Sydney Daily Telegraph.
An insult to their great sacrifice -->An insult to their great sacrifice
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Anita QuigleyWednesday, November 14, 2007 at 07:22am
THE Ode of Apathy:They shall grow very old, as we that are left don’t care;Age shall not endear them, nor the years be kind.At the going down of the sun and in the morning,We will just forget them.
This was the ode adhered to in shopping centres across the country last Sunday.Consumers too busy in their little materialistic worlds couldn’t give a minute of their time to acknowledge the men and women who sacrificed their lives, their health and their futures so that we could benefit from the freedom and democracy in which we are fortunate enough to live.Not even the loudspeaker announcing that it was time to observe Remembrance Day distracted some customers at Chatswood Chase from their buying frenzy.While many decent Australians did pause for the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that marks the time the World War I armistice became effective, most at this shopping hub did not.Even as the Ode of Remembrance was clearly read aloud, they kept on walking, talking, quaffing their lattes and selecting that “must have” new designer shirt.In a world where many think it a greater privilege to meet Nicole Kidman, Steve Waugh or Kylie Minogue than a returned veteran, I suppose I shouldn’t really be surprised.But I was. When you are in an affluent suburb - which should constitute well-educated residents - and you are reminded clearly over a loudspeaker that it is Remembrance Day yet you still ignore it and walk away, it makes you wonder what sort of citizens we are becoming.Neither age, race nor sex seemed a factor among those who decided to disregard our servicemen and servicewomen. The only common element was a desire to keep shopping, no matter what.Is one minute of one day - a lazy, sunny Sunday morning in this case - too much to ask?No member of my family past or present has served in the armed forces, yet I appreciate the importance of acknowledging those who have lost their lives. For me. And for you.Who can be that frantic in a shopping mall on a Sunday morning not to offer 60 silent seconds in return?To all those people too “busy” to stop for the past, you should also remember we have current serving soldiers for whom this is a very living thing - regardless of whether you agree with them being in such war zones as Iraq.By way of example, at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Australian and New Zealand troops held their own Remembrance ceremony last Sunday morning.There they witnessed the opening of a new building, named ANZAC.It is the first building at ISAF headquarters to be named after a non-NATO entity.In an email to friends and family, one soldier wrote: “It was an amazing feeling to be there with troops from all over the world and honour those who did not come back.“I will always remember the way the sun cut through the pines on the memorial in front of the headquarters as over a thousand troops stood in silence while all we could hear was the singing of the birds.”I wonder what he would have made of those who kept on shopping at Chatswood Chase.Then again, given his current circumstances, it might be best he doesn’t know.The disappointment in his fellow Australians is a burden he and his fellow soldiers at ISAF in Kabul need not worry themselves with. They already have more than enough on their plate.Remembrance Day is not solely for those linked to the armed services or for politicians and royals bound by duty to lay wreaths - or even newsreaders to wear poppies. Remembrance is profoundly personal. It can take just a second or, in this case, a minute. But it’s the least we can do.One day of Remembrance. One minute of silence.A lifetime of being forgotten.If you were one of those who were far too busy to observe The Ode of Remembrance last Sunday, possibly you could spare a moment for it now:They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morning,We will remember them.

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40 comments:

Vest said...

We are all in the gutter, but thankfully some of us are looking at the stars.

Jim said...

hehehe
i scored with Noushy

Anonymous said...

I also commented on your post at WUB

hehehe

ameer said...

Dear Vest,

Please pay more attention to text sizes, links etc while posting to WUB. The last post you posted to WUB had some very unreadably huge text and some links which pointed nowhere. I know that is because you copied an article from another website and pasted it to the post at WUB. I have edited the post for the time being. But in the future, please do pay more attention to these things.

WUB is an international blog, infact it is your blog, everybody's blog. Keeping your blog tidy and nice is your own responsibility.

Btw, I saw your comment on my other blog. I would recommend you to have a look at my personal blog here.
http://ameer1234567890.blogspot.com

Love & Peace,
Ameer
V. Chief for Technical Support
World United Bloggers
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Vest said...

Ameer. Doesnt seem like world peace here,on WUB so much fiddling dissention and hacking and general skulduggery.

You must take care, not that your work can be understood, but that it can by no means misunderstood.
To grasp the meaning of the world today we use a language created to express the world of yesterday. the life of the past seems to us nearer our true natures, but only for the reason, that it is nearer our language.
All man's life among men is nothing more than a battle for the ears of others; also we must beware of the Humpty dumpty syndrome. We should never take language apart without the intention and ability to put it back together again. Vest.

Vest said...

Ameer. How many 82 year old bloggers do you have in the Maldives who are still in possession of their faculties. also drive, ride a bicycle and play badminton?. Oh and have sex too.
BTW. You remind me of my first school teacher waving a large cane way back in 1932.
Have a pleasant day. Vest.

Anonymous said...

i dont believe this !
u ride a bicycle too ?

lower deck lawyer said...

When I read ameers admonishment of vest in a scholarly way, I Knew vest would drag something from the bag in response. I went to ameers blog. it seemed everyone was expounding their knowledge trying to out do one another.

Vest said...

Getting the message across is far more important than ones knowledge of software, the ability to use substitutes and side tracking grammar for cliche's, slogans and jargon. I become totally pissed off with persons who exalt themselves without expedient.

Amy swansea said...

Once you have the cap and gown all you need to do is open your mouth. whatever nonsense you talk becomes wisdom and all the rubbish good sense.

Reywob said...

Vest old mate, i was told that Allah was Gay is there any truth in this???

Vest said...

Reywob: your names sounds familiar?.
Vest is now treading carefully on this your question.
Dont know for sure, but the no smoke without fire thingy would sow the seeds of doubt that he wasn't. I am assuming you mean gay in the fem sense and not happy and gay as in days of yor. the way to find out is ask at your local mosque and if you survive that experience without an answer go to 'World United Bloggers' I am sure they will have the answer.
BTW dont give them your home address. Vest.

Anonymous said...

hey VEST
u wont live long if u talk this shit

WUB is muslim u no
u r being watched

Anonymous said...

there is a fatwa issued for u and
Reywob

Dont worry
u guys wont be killed

just your balls will be plucked and fed to the pigs

Keshi said...

Ruddy or Johnny either of em wont hv too many good changes for us. All politicians r the same :)

Keshi.

Vest said...

jim: Up to now I have posted all comment including anon comments regardless of content, it is no business of yours what I post here or what comments are permissable. so no more anon comments allowed and as far as I am concerned if WUB are that bloody minded they too can get stuffed, GET IT?.Seems like recieving any form of criticism is not acceptable to their order of passage.
In any case isn't the Reywob person Saby alias Jim simply stirring the bucket. I was sure it was you jim who is Reywob. remmber anon calls are out. any untoward comment will be deleted.

Jim said...

Please read this carefully


Rules

1- Never Insult any belief or religion or nation or people, but you can criticize in a respectable manner or Inquiry in a respectable manner .

2- You should write in English so that every one in the world can read your post as the translator in the top of this page is translating from English to any other language but if you are not very good in English , you can write in your language and any body can translate it later .

3- It will be better to write your name and your country in every post you write .

4 -You can write about any thing under these labels

Community / Criticism / WUB System / Funny / Policy / Holidays / Stories / Religions Romantic / World /Art Tv & Cinema / Inspiration /Peace /Challenge & Will / Technology / Sport / Women / English / Arabic / Spanish / Portuguese /Italian / French /German / Russian /Far Eastern

No labels else will appear in the side bar ..

5- If you want , put the WUB code in your blog

6- It's forbidden to put a porn or a seduction picture or movie

7-It`s forbidden to put an Influential bloody photo for victims of wars , you can put a photo that is not very Nauseated

8-Never change the time or the date of your post , this option given just by Chief or V-Chief .

9- For our beloved visitors , the bloggers in the WUB are the best on the web so show respect in your comments

10- any contravention post will be noticed and re-edited

11- any contravention member will be given warnings three times then removed from the WUB


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sydney silk qc said...

Beware Vest, exit now, W U B is fundamentally a religious hornets nest, I shall email documentary proof within this week. please take heed. A H W.

barrister.LS said...

I am forwarding this info extracted from my morning newspaper. We at our offices in Sydney thought you would be interested.
ISLAND'S WAR ON JIHAD TV.
MALE: State run TV in the Maldives has been ordered not to employ women who cover their heads and to stop praising Palestinian suicide bombers.
The measures are a raft of restrictions designed to stem militant Islam on the islands.
Information Minister Mohamed Nasheed said state run television had been ordered to no longer to refer to Palestine suicide bombers as "jihadis" and to cease glorifying "holy war".
President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom ordered a crackdown on radical Islam after a bombing in the capital male on September 29 wounding a British couple, eight Chinese and two Japanese tourists.

Amy swansea said...

Previous 2 Anons, or Mr little dick and big mouth. So this is the garbage being peddled by your MOB. if so burn in hell.

Jim said...

I belive WUB was founded by Dr Ahmed to correct the image of western nations about islam and muslims

Vest said...

"Really Jim!!" and people with heads on their shoulders with un-addled content have realised for donkey's years that pushing religion in peoples faces who belong to some other silly cult within the global faith industry, has the effect of antagonising and dividing people. Are you frigging blind Jim? The mob you refer to use a fear factor to peddle their aims, too many "Sieg heil" rules which eventually brings conflict. How many wars have there not been, compared to the greater number that have been; using religion as the catalyst. The C's and M's have been at each others throats ever since July 16 622 AD. the beginning of the Muslim calendar.
Note:
16-7-45, 1st A Bomb, New Mexico.
16-7-69, GMT.Apollo Moon Launch.
16-7-26, Vest born in london during great depression.

Remember: Always to engage your Brain, before putting mouth into gear.

Have a nice day. Vest.

Jim said...

Damn Atheist !

Jim said...

some Cs and Ms are fanatics
and some atheists are fanatics too


atheism is also a religion Vest

Jim said...

Note:
16-7-45, 1st A Bomb, New Mexico.
16-7-69, GMT.Apollo Moon Launch.
16-7-26, Vest born in london during great depression.


what does this imply?
that u r a bomb too?

Lower deck lawyer said...

Jim, shouldn't you say correct the image of Muslims for the benefit of Infidels, jim whoever you are I must confess I think you are a farting fruit cake. Go seek help from your friendly health professional. Mike.

Jim said...

The mob you refer to use a fear factor to peddle their aims, too many "Sieg heil" rules which eventually brings conflict.

Jews are rule bound too

The Christians had Jehad too (Crusades)

the christians burned women at the stake as witches

massacred blacks
Ku Klus Klan the burning cross

Ku Klux Klan is a christian sect

Jim said...

Lower deck lawyers shud stay in the lower deck

their upper deck is empty

Keshi said...

heyya Vesty LOL!

**it is no business of yours what I post here or what comments are permissable

I prolly hv quoted that myself a zillion times to just one person who never seem to u'stand that. Some things dun go thru some thick skulls. So dun waste ur energy Vesty.


hv an awesome day mate!

Keshi.

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Vest said...

Jim: I am not aligned to any sect or faith, nor have I been involved with any or the aforementioned atrocities you have mentioned but I do believe I am kind and giving to others when it is warranted, although I tend to be dogmatic in my stance against those who forcibly shove their beliefs down my throat.
Atheist's a religeous order? That Jim would need more explaining that you are capable of.
Me, I am just a NOCANGOIST.

Now these are the coditions for entry to this blog.
If I don't like it; your gone--history, Get It?

Jim said...

hehehehe
Keshi
she misses me

Jim said...
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Keshi said...

heyya Vesty!

**those who forcibly shove their beliefs down my throat.

Spot on! I cant stand such ppl. Sounds like teh Jihad warriors urrrrrrgggggggg!


Jim wuts there to miss abt u - ur usual abuse and manipulation tactics? I can do w.o. that crap!


Keshi.

bunting tosser 85. said...

lower deck lawyers are deemed to be other ranks below officer status and usually in the seamans mess, and blokes who know all the answers.
Hey jimmie lad that mike boy ldl is my son 61, never made it to the wardroom. but then he never descended to the bilges like yourself, stand up and do something for yourself. Bunting tosser.

Vest said...

bad language and threats a no no jim. deleted.

Vest said...

The following is an excerpt from my memoirs. The time slot being at the preparatory school prior to joining the Brit R/Navy eighteen months later.

I was about fourteen years old when I was confirmed into the Church of England and learned the catechism and Christian principles. I also learned not to ask adverse questions about the teachings of the Bible. Our holy man had a heavy hand. He told us that blind faith in the Lord would guide us through our lives, and that the lack of faith in Christianity was an unpardonable sin. When I asked Reverend “Holy” Harling if his faith would save him if he jumped off a cliff after praying for safety, he chased me round the schoolroom waving his cane. The malevolent use of the ‘unpardonable sin’ doctrine years ago by Christian churches justified their mass murdering, torturing, and burning of people at the stake. Holy Harling was the reincarnation of Dracon 659- 601 BC.
My nose had detected that the Bishop who conducted the confirmation ceremony had been at the sacramental wine. Only once did I attend Holy Communion. I just couldn’t swallow the dogma. The thought of drinking the blood of Christ and eating his body were inhuman and repulsive to me.

You may now understand my views on the faith industry were cemented in about 6.5 decades in the past.

May YOUR God be with you?.
Vest.

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