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Small Plant Give Hope

Maybe we all ought to stop and appreciate what we take for granted. Thank God for green.

Kool-aid plant? Hey that’s a new one to me.

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NEAR KARMAH, Iraq (August 19, 2007) – Without question,
the desert can be a barren, unforgiving place.
longing for “green” among Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines
personnel has been pacified with the chance growth of a tiny green plant.

A lone plant was noticed by Marines growing within the compound of Combat Outpost Chicago, Aug. 14.  The plant represents a vast range of what Marines miss most while being deployed in support of operation Iraqi Freedom.
The plant was noticed by Marines Aug. 14, following a
mortar attack on the base. In the confusing aftermath and struggle to get
protective gear on, a voice was heard the chaos: “Hey, is that a plant?”
“Whoa, there’s a plant growing over there!”
A small green stalk with two little leaves on top, the
plant has yet to be identified
Perhaps a sunflower or tobacco plant, as the ground of some living areas are
littered with. Maybe even a kool-aid plant, because it sprouted directly
beneath a box of powdered drink mix. More likely, however, it is a
watermelon vine, planted by a Marine discarding the seed while enjoying the
fruit (which locals here sell at marketplaces).
“That thing just gives me hope!” exclaimed one Marine.
I just miss green.”
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August 21, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When Insults Had Class

For your reading pleasure.
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There really was a time when insults had class.
“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”
Clarence Darrow
“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time in reading it.”

Moses Hadas
“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.”
Abraham Lincoln
“He had delusions of adequacy.”
Walter Kerr
“He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.”
James Reston (about Richard Nixon)
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August 3, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tolerance isn’t what it’s cracked up to be

Nice little article. Tolerance is a one-way street with some.

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August 3, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment