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    The utterly eccentric Sabine Baring-Gould certainly never wrote it so sloppily.

    Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war.

    "As to", you'll note. Important distinction.

    The "Christian soldiers" of the hymn were the Sunday School children of his parish and eccentric doesn't even begin to convey the chap but there were, very properly for a Christian processional, no actual soldiers. It was the tail end of the Crimean farrago and soldiers were definitely not the mode du jour. Some had even shot themselves rather than return home in such disgrace.

    Nobody would remember the hymn these days were it not for Arthur Sullivan's rollicking tune.
    Important distinction indeed, those words were used to justify genocidal killings not long after it was written, so easily misunderstood.

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    Once again , look for my signalled light hearted banter -- as if I did not know the accepted wording !!
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    The persons who perhaps most need to be aware of the finer points are our favourite nutters , the likes John Bolton, John Kerry and Mrs Clinton .

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    The persons who perhaps most need to be aware of the finer points are our favourite nutters , the likes John Bolton, John Kerry and Mrs Clinton .
    They're yesterday's men and it's no fun at all,
    Getting sacked and put out to graze,
    Yesterday's men won't be happy until
    Politically they are today's.
    It may not sound like much but the lyric was so controversial in 1971 that no recording was ever released of the song.
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    Not lyrics I recognise but the sentiment expresses what we so often see .

    Not worried about HRC because I am confident she is suffering from a brain tumour

    brought on by that plane crash on the Iran border in 2012 . And regardless she is

    rotting herself from her rancid inside . Both she and Bill will pass on very soon .

    Bolton seems pygmy like in this company .

    But it is the Kerrys of this world that are the most dangerous .
    A Skull and Bones member tasked with ensuring that practises are passed to successive generations .
    And what exactly was he doing on November 8th, 2016 when the Presidential election took place ? It was so critical that he was in Antarctica .

    Explain that .

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    And what exactly was he doing on November 8th, 2016 when the Presidential election took place ? It was so critical that he was in Antarctica .

    Explain that .
    It'll be those Fourth Reich submarine pens I expect.
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    Take spot's advice, Raffy. Upgrade. Do you know how? We're a friendly bunch, and willing to help.
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    Re: The nation's favourite hymns

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    They're yesterday's men and it's no fun at all,
    Getting sacked and put out to graze,
    Yesterday's men won't be happy until
    Politically they are today's.
    It may not sound like much but the lyric was so controversial in 1971 that no recording was ever released of the song.
    Oh my - I found the program of which it forms the theme tune... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKLvQdGzigc

    Very apposite, given next week's dissolution.

    And the House of Cards theme at the start of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLxayARmz90

    It's almost worth having a crisis, really.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Re: The nation's favourite hymns

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    It'll be those Fourth Reich submarine pens I expect.
    Yes I expect they wrote a great deal to pass the time .

    And I am sure that Oberfuhrer Kerry checked all the homework .

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    Re: The nation's favourite hymns

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    Yes I expect they wrote a great deal to pass the time .

    And I am sure that Oberfuhrer Kerry checked all the homework .
    Different pens, Shirley.

    And last I looked he was warranted Oberbefehlshaber.
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    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Different pens, Shirley.

    And last I looked he was warranted Oberbefehlshaber.

    Notice how fast Skull and Bones Satanist Kerry moved a million miles from Biden senior and Junkie Junior once the evidence blazed .

    And what was Kerry doing in Antarctica when his country went to the polls this time three years ago ? A most amazing and unexplained matter --- ever .
    And now outsiders like Baxter ( sanity? ) report that both Russian elite troops and-- a few days ago --- US troops fled northern Syria to avoid a a rampaging attack by extra- terrestrials .Our old time pals the Anunnaki , it is suggested .

    Things are far more complex and top secret than old farts on this Forum can and will ever imagine .
    Perhaps not as loony as Baxter reports .
    But who did create the Van Allen belts ? And why ?

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