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Nancy Jane
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 02:51 pm:   

I saw these lines from Thomas Hardy's poem "Christmas: 1924" on Reuters today:

'Peace upon earth!' was said. We sing it,
And pay two million priests to bring it.
After two thousand years of mass
We've got as far as poison-gas.

It's the "Quote of the Day" for April 22 -- Reuters sends that sort of thing out in advance. April 22 is the anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915. According to Reuters, this was the first major gas attack of World War I. German troops released chlorine gas on British troops.

We don't seem to be doing any better after 89 more years of mass.



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Nancy Jane
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 02:34 pm:   

Ignore stupid spam above. I'm finding out how to delete it. Don't let it keep you from posting something worth reading on here!
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Josh
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 09:56 pm:   

I think that, with the links omitted, it makes a nice dialogue. "distill, overhead: Procrusteanizes Huron forecastle" indeed!
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Nancy Jane
Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 02:26 pm:   

I must admit I contemplate turning spam like this into haiku from time to time. But I still think spamming is just plain rude. I suppose that makes me a curmudgeon.
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Nancy Jane
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 10:28 am:   

Damn. It's procreating. And I notice it's infiltrating other sites. Help! How do I get rid of this crap?
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Nancy Jane
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 08:39 am:   

Well, one thing about all the spam: it proves my point. We've still got poison gas and now we've got spam. A civilized species wouldn't have either of those things.

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