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Oh, To Be An Atom

The following is a poem written by a 6th grade student in 1962. I found it yesterday in a stack of papers left behind in a garage by a teacher, who died decades ago.

Oh, to be an atom Having so much power. Why, when a single neutron hits me Boom! How the people cower!

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The Silly Diplomatic History Of The Early 1970s

A sampling of silly diplomacy from the early 1970s. [...]

Does Antagonizing Others Keep You Safe?

The Soviets became weaker, and weaker, because they accepted Reagan’s idea, and presumed that the United States would attack unless the Soviet Union appeared to be strong. Saddam Hussein made the same mistake, creating a show of dangerous military power in the thought that such a display would protect him from attack. [...]

Obama White House Thinks You're The USSR

These are military satellites, and now they’re being used against American civilians. That’s as good a sign as I could imagine that Yes We Can was never intended to apply to anyone but the powerful. [...]

What Grave Threat Is Obama Talking About?

We can be free. We don’t need to be afraid. Nobody is going to kill you if the integrity of the Bill of Rights is restored. Barack Obama, in his new allegiance of fear with George W. Bush, doesn’t want you to believe that, but history is clear in this regard. [...]