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  • Hard News: Unreasonable people vote,

    Unfortunately this is not a movie.
    And the FX well, when you get to my age your've seen 'em all before.

    Yes, I know, we are educated, and like to think we are all unique and different (and we are in a lot of ways) and I'd hate to "rain on anyone's parade" (enough qualification for you).
    The sameness or false dichotomy is becoming oppressive.
    Not that I really care, I probably have a lot less years on this planet than you, I've tried but change just doesnt come quickly, not with this many people on a rock. And our leaders full of flowery language and not much else. Our future "leaders" are trained via pseudo warfare or ball games. Or with the SAS now it seems.
    We need to fight for a future, not just squabble over who gets what and who's getting in our way, and if you miss out. Well its probably 'cause your useless and no good anyway.

    And we insist on raising buffoons with motormouths onto a pedestal.
    In my blacker moods ...well that enough for now.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unreasonable people vote,

    The wobbly middle, not a good place to sit.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unreasonable people vote,

    Quite an inspirational fellow, on many levels.

    .

    Just not so much of late. And probably best viewed, as such, from a distance.

    I'd love to have his energy.

    Odd word to use.
    A lump of coal will probably have as much "energy".

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unreasonable people vote,

    As the olive entrepreneur sez

    To win at anything in public life, I think, you always have to be able to work the middle.

    Yes Paul, we know. Your whole career is testament to that.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Summer's record has come early,

    this email by Duncan Woods sent to Brian Edwards

    Wish there were more like him.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: My People,

    Yeah but first we got to realize....as solomon sez

    And then what may be of use....

    I have one big quibble with this but I'll let it ride for the mo'

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Revival,

    I got dissonance on that as well,

    Different times...
    I thought would have loved it growing up as I did awash in all those WW2 comics and Lion and Tiger weekly comic mags.
    The reality was much more monotonous, nothing rugged and individualistic about it.
    And the weapon recoil..... no one ever said anything about that.
    Shooting from the hip while bounding across trenches....yeah right!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: My People,

    Well spoken Jackie. I just stay away from discussions about children as I dont have any and never will now. I just hope those in the field are competent.
    But I came across this and thought some might find it interesting. The author sticks to drawing parallels between Blakes London and modern day US. Tho' I think some of what he says applies to NZ and every western country with a Christian history as well.
    A quote:
    "Blake suggests that if you want to understand the moral state of a country, you had better check first and see how it deals with its children. Does it treat them with loving kindness, or does it exploit them? Does it look down upon them from the perspective of the greedy and frightened Selfhood, or regard them with the generosity of the enlightened Soul? "

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Revival,

    A crap waste of money the whole of it-

    It was on me for sure.
    I fired one magazine (I cant remember how many rounds in a magazine)at the rifle range and had a sore shoulder for a week.
    I never made it to cadet status.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Revival,

    I'm humbled Chris. Ta

    1950s/60s& early 1970s with school cadets.
    Which is when all* male children dressed up in army uniforms(where the hell did they get those?)

    All we got were the side caps, which we gave back after we'd drilled around the school quad for 45mins. We did do weapons training at Hobsonville.

    A 303 has a hell of a kick with a live round in it.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1409 posts Report Reply

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