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· Age Of Certainty

· Age Of Certainty

· Blöd Ties

· The Best Of Boggart Blog (vol 1)

· Dimensions of Mystery

· A Two Faced Poet

· Millennium Dawn (anthology)

· A Stroke of Luck


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· The Vegetarian Shoemaker Of Barking

· Garry Trotter and the Portal of Pleasure #7

· Garry Trotter and the Portal of Pleasure #3 (Adult Humour)

· The King of the Ribble Delta Blues Singers (humour)

· A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 19

· A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 18

· A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 17


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· The Science Fraud: Many Scientific Research Papers Are Pure Gobbledegook

· Maybe You Should Think About Getting a Tinfoil Hat After all

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· High Brasil: Fairy Tale Or Atlantis

· Captive Minds And Intellectual Cowardice

· Is The Universe Helping Us Think

· Deliberately Wrecking Our Environment

· Why War Is Inevitable

· Helping The Mind Cope With Stress


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· The Hands Of Old People

· Time Travellers

· The Pompous Toad

· Bye Bye Blackbird (parody)

· Sleepless Nights Of A Little boy

· Fitness Fanatics Blues

· The Goddess - Anima Mundi

· Spider

· Different Clothes

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  Hearts And Minds
by Ian R Thorpe
Sunday, July 08, 2012
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A fashionable meme in the politically correct world of left wing politcs holds that caring and sharing can save civilisation or as it is often put: Let's all join hands and sing Kumbaya.
That looks fine in theory util you think about what might happen when somebody thinks their neigbour has a bigger slice of the cake ...


In the battle for hearts and minds
subtlety often unwinds
and intellect is found to be hollow.

In popular cultural debate
the timid will seal thair fate
if they are seen to dither and wallow
in pomposity and act like poltroons
or pusillanimous loons.
Indecisiveness is hard to swallow

When decisive action is called for
be it is sport or business or war
to have faith in reason is callow.

So forget the rhetorical frolics,
when you're gripping them by the bollocks
their hearts and their minds will follow

 

 


GOP goes Alinksy on Obama


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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/9/2012
you make a really good point here!

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