Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.
Shame they were a bit late to throw him under that train!
__________________ ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
All human ills he can subdue,
Or with a bauble or medal
Can win mans heart for you;
And many a blessing know to stew
To make a megloamaniac bright;
Give honour to the dainty Corse,
The Pixie is a little shite.
He-he, just guess what are the two countries with the highest % of inmates per capita right now. Hint: no, it's not North Korea and Iran.
USA has one of the highest % of successful middle class people in the world and also one of the highest % of incarcerated people. This is the unfortunate reality of America--a country of contrasts. Having people from all over the world living here under the same roof has pros and cons. The same is true for Russia--once large numbers of Muslims and other central Asians arrived in Russia in search of work, the number of terrorists attacks and other crime increased dramatically.
__________________ "Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a ugly brawl."