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So what do you make of this then?

“For 130 years they have been part of Christmas, filling the air in towns across the land with music and carols. But one thing is missing from the repertoire of Salvation Army bands this year – the percussion of rattling tins. Members have been forbidden to shake their charity tins – even if it’s done in time to the music – in case it harasses or intimidates people. One said she had been told it might also offend other religions.”

Shake away, say I!

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6 thoughts on “SHAKE, RATTLE WON’T ROLL!

  1. Well the lads and lassies of the Salvation Army are outside doing their thing as I walk out of Grand Central Station every day. They seem to be doing their good work without obstacle.

  2. They’re down here on Wall Street too. Ringing their bells so that you hear it more than a block a way. As it should be.

    This shows that guys like O’Reilly actually DO have a point when they speak of "War on Christmas" etc.

    This is like the frog in gradually warming water–who never notices the slow warming until he is cooked.

    The culture is being taken away slowly, bit by bit, so that some do not notice.

    But they should not criticize those who do notice such things.

  3. They’re down here on Wall Street too.

    Are you certain that’s not the former CEOs?

    I would ask for ID.

  4. While I can understand a lot of people’s love for the Salvation Army, I have to say there is nothing worse than walking down a street and being stopped and asked for money by 15 different charities and 4 Big Issue vendors.

  5. Here, I’ve never seen the Salvation Army street volunteers ask. They just ring their bells and the only thing they say is a cheerful "thank you " if you happen to drop anything in the kettle.

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