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Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 08 2010

Bradley Manning

Bradley was a different sort—He did not play a contact sport;He did not bow his head and pray,As schoolmates did, to start the day;He did not, though they found him oddRecite the pledge with “under god”;Or do his homework, if he thoughtIt asked him stuff it hadn’t ought(As when his teachers vainly tookTheir lessons from …

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Aug 07 2010

Boy, Were They Steamed!

Turn the heat up even hotterHot enough to boil waterSitting in a sauna, a competitive event?Which of them will last the longest?Who will show their will the strongest?(Injury or death, of course, was not the main intent!)The Russian and his Finnish rival,Thoughts on winning, not survival,Both collapsed, the doctors said, a vivid shade of red—The …

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