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I have just made a few changes today, 14 6 2017   23-45 I feel this is such a serious situation 

And I know there are many 'young people' living with no fixed address,they cannot vote..'

I would counsel those young people, who do have an address to vote.' do the right thing

by giving your young peers the chance for a better life..'  

I have a view 'maybe its wrong.? That some older guys have come on 'strong' These 'figureheads' of project fear, represented the young we were told so clear 1 Richard Branson 'vintage' 65..' Has almost half a decade on younger guys Or girls; yet over to the 'youth' let's let them decide..' 2 Tony Blair at age 59, would you chill with him.? the morgue of war aside.' I guess he counts you would indeed, You young are his peers, Or was he on speed.? Alister Campbell, no doubt he's known; at the skate arena or free runners zone A truthful statement, I've forgotton his age ( over 25? ) lets put that on a page The facts are out there.' As far out as it seems' the stuff of nightmares was Woven into dreams, not dreams of them owning their own U K home That's for young British homeless with no vote of their own.' for them no KlostersOr Aspen snows, they can 'chill'on pavement blood and mind going slow' These must be the young 'old remain represent?' no credit rateing no chance even to rent, parents can't help they were repossesed, & for servicing loans.' Gov.com UK sold them to debt; that was pre millenium 'go generate' wealth Then a few years on their wage was seen by gov.com as too high; obscene Adverts were placed in eastern block news, come to Britain cut the wage Smash it down & the job prospects for UK youth; to me that's how it seems.' So to the young, one of which I'm ( not ) I salute you & your right to vote Now the guys named above I consider bad jokes, they insult my intelligence And maybe that of the youth.? So here's to a true British method known As facing the truth, lets smooth out the 'wrinkles' let the bettter choice be The best for the country; may the young, those 'who can' make the choice To vote their counterparts free..'

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Date: 8/22/2017 9:35:00 AM
Like Harry I have also lived in New Zealand and Australia for 46 years. And this poem, and the sentiments expressed below, make me convinced of my conviction to stay here.
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Date: 8/20/2017 5:37:00 PM
that was so awesome that your grandmother knew one of the boatsmen that rescued the guys at Dunkirk!
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Date: 7/12/2017 7:15:00 AM
OH, Joe, your poem your statement right up my alley, i was there in management the day the new wave (1980) was introduced, like a dark curtain lowered on to society, the young the target, through education, George Orwell would turn in his grave, but not without a smile of satisfaction, he knew the path and the leash that the populous were to be lead,,thank god for New Zealand and Australia where i resided for 46 years of my life..
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Date: 6/24/2017 4:44:00 PM
Hi Joe, It is not just in England, or U.S. I'm Persian that lives in United States since late 70s. How many Presidents I saw in both countries. One Fundamentalist insisting on on certain aspects of religion Islam, and one Capitalist deals with money and power. I think all over the world we have to look at the truth and smooth out the wrinkles..... Life is too short and this planet is so unique.... I'm with you...
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Date: 6/26/2017 4:13:00 PM
Thanks for the comment Pashang I consider it strange that over a few decades U K people were encouraged to have less children to be able to have more choices in lifestyle I think was the aim? then when there are not enough indigenous 'young people' and those that are here are to fat because we still remember some 'idea' from the 60' that one day we would have machines to do the drudge work for us we would all be in a utopian new world, the thing is the human body needs work/use to tone it, that's why many young people are unfit and going to doctors, but then there is turbo charged people displacement from say eastern Europe that will cut down their workforce 'causeing that part of the world' inflation that will in turn be exported to the west of Europe.' How well was all that 'thunk out'
Date: 6/23/2017 8:12:00 PM
Joe, the politics there must be as horrible as here. I hear stories of how my English friends live and I am so surprised that some live with their MUMS or hardly make an income. I think the world is really screwy. Maybe it's not so bad to be old! I pity the young having inherited the mess of our leaders. This poem makes us think!
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Date: 6/23/2017 8:12:00 PM
by the way, though I enjoy bright colors, I am not basically a red type of person. I am more a lavender/light blue type!!
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