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To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, one would be stone-hearted not to laugh at a feathered parody of a bird being battered to bits by burly bipolar building site employees.
There can be no greater proof of this than in the stone-hearted, indifference of this week's welfare reforms.
However, the shameful incident not merely reflected that today's civilised society (not restricted to Bahrain but the world over) still has stone-hearted people.
The skeptic, the green warriors, and the stone-hearted can all gain something from its content, namely the concern for an intelligent, data-supported approach to combating environmental issues.
Based on a true story, the film tracks the life of stone-hearted hitman Richard Kuklinski, convicted in 1986 of murdering 100 men for various New York crime cartels.
This stone-hearted nation showed tyranny, carried out massacre of men, women, innocent children and elderly people in every nook and corner.
On their refusal, the stone-hearted accused killed both the girls and abandoned their bodies in a deserted place," the grief-stricken man said.
The tiny railway station at Astapovo provides a suitably cold setting for the characters' final moments together, when Sofya's frustrations with Sasha boil over - "You are a stone-hearted bitch.
With his relationships in tatters and his humanity all but erased, Stephen is faced with the realization that his future may not be that of a power-player but, as Tom puts it, "a stone-hearted hack.
But even the most stone-hearted senators grudgingly gave Terri's family one last gasp at life for their daughter and sister.
These well-heeled elected officials rarely miss an opportunity to hike their own pay, but they're stone-hearted cheapskates when it comes to their constituents at the bottom end of the economic ladder - people who work for the federal minimum wage.
The catalogue of adversity is boundless, but the day I took on the daunting Grand National fences of Aintree should strike a similarly sympathetic chord with even the most stone-hearted racegoers, or bookmakers as they're commonly known.