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  •  The Imperial War Museum (the original building) (1+ / 0-)
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    ..is on the other side of the Thames, and well away from Kensington Palace. I am sorry that he was subjected to the 'Death Tour'; even today, I work with an American lady in her 40s who is a 'Princess Di' fanatic, and I mean FANATIC!

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:42:02 PM PST

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    •  I'm worse at London geography (1+ / 0-)
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      than James May.  However, my son did organize a group excursion to the Torture Museum somewhere near the Tower of London.

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:49:36 PM PST

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    •  How depressing. (1+ / 0-)
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      I was once complaining about the Princess Di adulation and a friend told me that while he admired what she tried to do (land mines/aids, etc), she never made him feel ashamed of what he could accomplish.  OTOH, Mother Teresa DID make him ashamed of his puny life.

      That seemed a fair comparison.

      "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

      by Most Awesome Nana on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:04:15 AM PST

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      •  I took an extreme position... (0+ / 0-)

        ....I was the ONLY person in my immediate circle (and possibly wider) to actually disagree with the massive adulation/public wailing and rending of garments over Princess Diana.

        I was instantly ostracised - but felt much better for it.

        I KNOW real 'heroes'; I know people who care to a life-threatening extent. I met them flying at tree-top height, through a war zone, delivering grain in the middle of a terrible famine in Ethiopia, in 1983.

        'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

        by shortfinals on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:36:19 PM PST

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        •  I'm not much into hero worship. Everyone has (1+ / 0-)
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          clay feet.  

          I do admire brave people doing extraordinary things but it falls far short of worship.  And I find the outpouring of public grief appalling.  

          "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

          by Most Awesome Nana on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 09:26:57 PM PST

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