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  • Allan James Saywell (10/26/2005 2:30:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies Stage

    the poet who has the need to mark my poems with a one is back in town and i say to you thank you you must really care about my work to go to that much trouble

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  • Allan James Saywell (10/26/2005 2:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    got out of bed to have a early breakfast only 5.15 in the morning in tweed heads the rest of the family are sound asleep children seem to need sleep
    might have a bowl of fluoride for breakfast this morning

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  • Allan James Saywell (10/26/2005 1:57:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    the only thing i remember from my schooldays is the boy stood on the burning
    deck, tarzan swings tarzan falls, tarzan breaks his-- no i'v forgotten

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  • Michael Shepherd (10/26/2005 11:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    I'm so cynical that any report that says 'There is no evidence that...' (harms, doesn't harm, etc) I assume means either they haven't devised a sound test, or they're selling something...

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/26/2005 8:46:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Michael it is the wisdom of age, nothing can beat it. Just watch as it further increases in the next 18 years and stay away from the fluoride. I will eat my hat and Sherrie's pink brassiere if I can b ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/26/2005 8:43:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Yes NAIVE is right. There is no evidence is often supported by 'findings' from epidemiology (statistics) , which is mostly useless and cannot be used for proof of anything but often is. Probably, th ... more

    • Poetry Hound (10/26/2005 2:15:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      It's standard language from careful scientists and researchers in all fields, Michael. 'There is no evidence that.. ' means exactly what it sounds like, that there's always a possibility that evidence ... more

  • Poetry Hound (10/26/2005 10:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    Okay, skip this if you’re sick of all this fluoride talk. To save space on the main page, I am posting info on scientific findings as a response to this message.

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    • Poetry Hound (10/27/2005 5:23:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      I don't understand why you feel the need to make sweeping judgments about anyone who disagrees with you. This has absolutely nothing to do with trusting authorities. I don’t automatically trust the go ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/26/2005 7:53:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      In order to stop cluttering up the site with fluoride info, let me suggest you send me your e-mail address and I will send you one study from Harvard University, a doctoral dissertation that will come ... more


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  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (10/26/2005 7:35:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    i am somewhat surprised nobody here has heard of Garland Jeffreys. he's a black recording artist who sounds a bit like Mick Jagger (or ol' Mick sounds like him) . i put him on par with Leo. Cohen in the sense that Garland has been recording for decades but is relatively unknown. his lyrical style does little to rival Cohen's however.

    Garland Jeffreys music range is broad. he's done rock, pop, blues, reggae, and jazz.

    i brought him up because i started listening to him again. and i'm even remixing a song he did in 1991 'Hail Hail Rock & Roll' from his race-conscious album 'Don't Call Me Buckwheat'. i thought it apropos since this year mark the 50th anniversary of Rock&Roll itself.

    anyway, Garland is pretty good but virtually unknown. worth checking out on iTunes or RealRhapsody if you have them.

    Jake

  • Marcy Jarvis (10/26/2005 6:01:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Why do poets put sometimes capitalize every line in their poem? I know why I did it when I first started writing poems on a computer, because the program was automatically doing that to each new line and it was frustrating to go back and correct them. Sometimes you'd do it and then it would all go back to capitals the next time you opened it. Now I look at those poems though, and I don't like it. And I look at other people's work, and especially those who write short lines, and I feel like it distracts me. I feel like I should be looking for a word in the capitals or something, like the A.E. Poe 'Poem of the Day' today.

    And this brings up something else, how has writing on a computer changed your writing - if you're old enough to remember writing on a typewriter, like I am...

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  • Michael Shepherd (10/26/2005 5:23:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies Stage

    ...in the hope of bringing this discussion to an end: so, is fluoride toothpaste - which my dentist is all for - OK, while fluoridation of water isexcessive or unnecessary or harmful?

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    • Michael Shepherd (10/26/2005 7:15:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      My local water company doesn't fluoridate, I've checked. Only 2% of Europe now does. As a classicist, I may revert to the Roman toothpaste, based on human urine, its ammonia content brightens the teet ... more


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  • Allan James Saywell (10/25/2005 9:52:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    i'm going to write a book and call it my disappearing words, i could have sworn i wrote something a while ago and posted it on the forum

  • Mary Nagy (10/25/2005 7:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies Stage

    At the risk of not liking the responses (Yes, I admit this may happen) :) I am going to ask for 'advice'. I am attempting to write without rhyme. It's not easy for me because truly that's how it comes out....I guess I'm trying to expand my poetry. The title is 'Walking Away From Your Life'. I'm not sure what the 'expected' rules are and I kinda hate to follow rules (exactly) so I'm just wondering if this works or not. Feel free to be honest. :) Thanks, Mary

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    • Mary Nagy (10/25/2005 11:02:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Thanks to all of you for the advice...is this site great or what? How lucky are we to be able to get help from other writers like this.....(and so quickly!) I appreciated all of your points and I l ... more

    • Michael Shepherd (10/25/2005 8:38:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      I've now read the poem, Mary, and congratulations... after a day or two, you might look back on it from a little distance, and consider whether as a reader of a 'stranger's' poem, it might be more pow ... more

    • Max Reif (10/25/2005 7:41:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      You are very brave! Yeah, there really aren't any rules. It's however you can best deliver the impact. All the figures of speech (which are the same as in rhymed verse) simply go to enhancing the c ... more


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