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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    05 Nov '18 08:51
    "The only honest guy to enter Parliament" is what my dad had to say about him.

    But what about Guy Fawkes Day?

    For centuries there was a Law requiring British subjects to
    celebrate his capture. I enjoyed Guy Fawkes Night as a kid.
    A few cheap fireworks in the garden, sparklers and Jumping
    Jacks that were eventually banned.

    Halfheartedly celebrated here in NZ but you can't have a
    firework party when it doesn't get dark until 9pm! A few
    bangs going off now ... it's 10pm. I'm going to bed.
  2. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    @wolfgang59

    AWWWWWW
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    Here in Wales we’ve had fireworks going off since Friday. The local rugby club had
    their display on Friday evening, some idiot set some off somewhere the same
    evening around midnight, a few went off Saturday and the scouts hall had theirs on
    Sunday. Tonight there will be more fireworks going off. I can’t stand the stupid things!
  4. Subscriberbadradgeronline
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    05 Nov '18 12:04
    @drewnogalthey frightened my dog so bad she got out and went missing for 4 days, thankfully we found her 15 miles away the police had picked her up and put her in kennels when we collected her she cried and we cried from then on she never left our sided.
  5. Dumnonia
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    05 Nov '18 12:36
    @wolfgang59 said
    "The only honest guy to enter Parliament" is what my dad had to say about him.

    But what about Guy Fawkes Day?

    For centuries there was a Law requiring British subjects to
    celebrate his capture. I enjoyed Guy Fawkes Night as a kid.
    A few cheap fireworks in the garden, sparklers and Jumping
    Jacks that were eventually banned.

    Halfheartedly celebrated here in NZ ...[text shortened]... rty when it doesn't get dark until 9pm! A few
    bangs going off now ... it's 10pm. I'm going to bed.
    Fawkes was a devote Catholic who hated the protestant King James; he was involved in a plot to assassinate him apparently. He was certainly a man of great courage who led the riskiest elements of gunpowder plot. He also fought for the Spanish Catholics in the 80 day war.

    He was resilient under torture but eventually cracked. He was allegedly betrayed by other catholic members of his posse who became fearful of the wrath of God for killing other Catholics sitting in parliament. In the final analysis he was a traitor to the English crown and was executed for it.

    I love fireworks, the smell, the lights the sounds.
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    05 Nov '18 13:35
    @divegeester
    Sounds like a great man... should be a day to commemorate the loss of one of Englands finest not celebrate his death. He was English?
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    05 Nov '18 13:47
    @drewnogal said
    Here in Wales we’ve had fireworks going off since Friday. The local rugby club had
    their display on Friday evening, some idiot set some off somewhere the same
    evening around midnight, a few went off Saturday and the scouts hall had theirs on
    Sunday. Tonight there will be more fireworks going off. I can’t stand the stupid things!
    north texas...

    is it monday???
    fireworks, beer, and guns...
    is it tuesday???
    guns, fireworks, and beer...
    is it wednesday???
    beer, more beer, guns...
    is it thursday???
  8. Dumnonia
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    05 Nov '18 15:38
    @trev33 said
    @divegeester
    Sounds like a great man... should be a day to commemorate the loss of one of Englands finest not celebrate his death. He was English?
    He was a Yorkshireman, born into a protestant linage and who converted to Catholicism before moving to Spain to fight the Dutch.

    Greatness is something thrust upon men; I imagine the only thing he had thrust upon him was a red-hot poker into his anus, which was one of the preferred torture techniques of the time.
  9. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    05 Nov '18 22:13
    @trev33 said

    Sounds like a great man... should be a day to commemorate the loss of one of Englands finest not celebrate his death. He was English?
    Yes he was English though later in life he took the name Guido.
    His aim was to kill the king rather than any MPs.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Yes he was English though later in life he took the name Guido.
    His aim was to kill the king rather than any MPs.
    Although that would undoubtedly have followed had his plot to sell the country to Rome and Madrid succeeded.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Yes he was English though later in life he took the name Guido.
    His aim was to kill the king rather than any MPs.
    But what a bonus they would have been.
  12. Standard memberpawnpaw
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    06 Nov '18 13:37
    Luckily we had a nice rain and wind storm yesterday, cancelling
    all such bollocks. 🙂
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    @badradger said
    @drewnogalthey frightened my dog so bad she got out and went missing for 4 days, thankfully we found her 15 miles away the police had picked her up and put her in kennels when we collected her she cried and we cried from then on she never left our sided.
    Poor thing and how lucky that you found her. I was surprised to see someone taking their dog for a walk last Monday night. Of all the times to do that?
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @drewnogal said
    Poor thing and how lucky that you found her. I was surprised to see someone taking their dog for a walk last Monday night. Of all the times to do that?
    Years ago I took my dog to a public display. He was fine.
    In fact more than fine ... interested. He was about 3 or 4 yeras
    old. As he got older he began to dislike the noise until he
    was "normal"!
  15. Dumnonia
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    07 Nov '18 02:21
    @trev33 said
    But what a bonus they would have been.
    Which ones (MPs) would have been the bonus, in your opinion?
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