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Brit group opposes right to arm bears
    #2593794 - 04/23/04 05:29 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

The British group Suffolk 4 Peace is crying ?insensitivity? over a campaign to give teddy bears to Iraqi children?because the bears are made from old uniforms: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/suffolk/3650175.stm



Volunteers at the US RAF Lakenheath base in Suffolk have been producing the soft toys from old and torn uniforms which were found in an attic.

But campaigners Suffolk 4 Peace have said the scheme is insensitive and could traumatise the Iraqi children.

A US Air Force spokesman said they were only trying to do the right thing. Lieutenant Jason McCree told BBC Radio Suffolk it was an act of charity. ?We feel that we are doing the right thing because we?re trying to give to people who may not have the opportunity to have amenities other people have,? he said.

Annie Wimbush, of Suffolk 4 Peace, said the material being used was inappropriate.

?The camouflage material, the uniform material that?s being used could in fact trigger trauma symptoms in a child as well as relieve them,? she said.




Worrying about teddy bears made from old uniforms? I would understand the problem if the plushies were made from -- oh, I dunno... the blood-stained clothing of people executed by Saddam, for example. That might trigger a few trauma symptoms.

Anyone else find it ironic that the LLL come out against recycling on Earth day? Is the left making their OWN version of PC-correct teddy bears to distribute to the Iraqi children? Didn't think so.


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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: Phred]
    #2593819 - 04/23/04 05:39 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

I thought it said bear arms  :lol:

I will never understand these people's thinking though. If they're not willing to make their own stuffed animals for the Iraqis, then they shouldn't criticize the efforts of others.


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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: Ravus]
    #2593843 - 04/23/04 05:59 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

then they shouldn't criticize the efforts of others.




It's all they (and several here) have got.


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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: Phred]
    #2593866 - 04/23/04 06:47 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz. Wake me up when there something worth talkin about!


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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: GazzBut]
    #2593867 - 04/23/04 06:50 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

having clicked on the link(as its a slow day at work!!) I see the bears are actually camoflage bears, they dont look as friendly as my teddy bear i had when i was a wee nipper. Anne may well have a point, its not inconceivable that there are quite a few Iraqi children who have got negative associations with these kinds of patterns so to be given a toy made out of the stuff might not be their ideal present. Right back to sleep for me ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: Phred]
    #2594720 - 04/23/04 02:14 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

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pinksharkmark said:Is the left making their OWN version of PC-correct teddy bears to distribute to the Iraqi children? Didn't think so.

pinky




Some of 'them' (the homogeneous group you refer to as the LLL) are already over there, trying their best to entertain and keep children happy.







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And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: Edame]
    #2594936 - 04/23/04 03:17 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

trying their best to entertain and keep children happy.

The NERVE of these commies!  :laugh:

We should stick to blowing their arms off with high explosives.


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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: Phred]
    #2595023 - 04/23/04 03:35 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

It doesn't sound appropriate to me either, or at least I can see where the detractors are coming from.

They might be useful for burning in effigy though.


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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2595448 - 04/23/04 05:31 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

If you click on the link and look at a sample of the actual bears, you will see that the camo pattern looks nothing at all like the desert pattern uniforms the troops in Iraq are wearing. It is a pattern used only by the RAF.

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Re: Brit group opposes right to arm bears [Re: Phred]
    #2595498 - 04/23/04 05:46 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

I still think it is a valid concern.

If they had tried to discredit the RAF as a bunch of insensitive clods, that would have been going overboard.

The article did refer to it as a "scheme" though, which seems like a somewhat slanted word.


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