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Ambrose Bierce

RADIUM, n. A mineral that gives off heat and stimulates the organ that a scientist is a fool with.

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Radium could be very dangerous in criminal hands.

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The Strange Scorpion

A strange scorpion
Was glowing in the store room
Like a radium

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Marie Curie

We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity.

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Alfred North Whitehead

Through and through the world is infested with quantity. To talk sense is to talk quantities. It is no use saying the nation is large - how large? It is no use saying that radium is scarce - how scarce? You can not evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves.

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In, inside!

In, inside!
And the war came and took you away my love.
Medium, stadium, podium, radium! !
The moment of inspiration,
But, she's gone.

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Paul Eluard

The Immediate Life

What’s become of you why this white hair and pink
Why this forehead these eyes rent apart heart-rending
The great misunderstanding of the marriage of radium
Solitude chases me with its rancour.

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Yankees Take Shine Off Big Apple

Steinbrenner kids take over club for sick dad
Cut a deal with NYC for brand new stadium
Buy land cheap; ask public funds, smart lads
Beware Kucinich getting hotter than radium


“No public money for stadiums”
ROTMS

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Albert Einstein

The relativity principle in connection with the basic Maxwellian equations demands that the mass should be a direct measure of the energy contained in a body; light transfers mass. With radium there should be a noticeable diminution of mass.

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Marie the Laureate

o' the laureate cried,
'oohh lala here is polonium
oohh lala here is radium'
she surmised, we can do more
than grow a geranium
the atomos is not indivisible
can we define impermissible
not allowed, not permissible
the sole winner of the prize
let's try this on for size-
marie curie- who found herself
isolating radioactive isotopes
looking through microscopes
a great top notch physicist
where is my lyricist
first woman to earn a nobel prize
in not just one but two sciences
would love to take you to dinner
the nobel prize chemistry winner
in the year nineteen eleven

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Think About

Think about an early morning

Sun rays struggle to penetrate snow
And the roads take bath by rain
The baby's nose changed pink
Glows and that's the winter you think

Think about late evening

Whistle of wind
Warmth of burnt logs
Smell of cooked chicken using rod
Hot tea pot hanging

Think about today - All gone

Human brain toast by sun
Plants specimen increase
Ozone balloon burst
Money killing many

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Teenage Howl

‘Do you think that I’m Captain Marvel,
Do you think that I’ve got the power?
I’m a teenage howl with a hooded cowl
As the whey of the world turns sour.
I’m a puppet, churned in a frenzy
By the battlescars of men,
If I take my place at the end of the race
I’ll be left at the start again.’

‘Do you think that the great decisions
Are left to the likes of me?
With a zap-pow-zok, the atomic clock
Would banish their pedigree.
But a mere ‘Shazam’ from a young Batman
Won’t challenge the surly throne,
Don’t make no wave from your fortress cave
If you want to be left alone.’

‘They’ll poison your drinking water,
Bombard you with radium ‘B’,

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There Was a Saviour

There was a saviour
Rarer than radium,
Commoner than water, crueller than truth;
Children kept from the sun
Assembled at his tongue
To hear the golden note turn in a groove,
Prisoners of wishes locked their eyes
In the jails and studies of his keyless smiles.

The voice of children says
From a lost wilderness
There was calm to be done in his safe unrest,
When hindering man hurt
Man, animal, or bird
We hid our fears in that murdering breath,
Silence, silence to do, when earth grew loud,
In lairs and asylums of the tremendous shout.

There was glory to hear
In the churches of his tears,

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Braggadocio

I am everything
Man, I am everything
I reign more than clouds
I am above every king

I’m a gentleman and a truant
From the streets to the scholars
All tongues, I speak them fluent
It’s better to ask whom I haven’t influenced
A challenge to most, to me is a nuisance

I’ve got more heart than surgeons
Working on Valentine’s
My heroism is a burden
My courage the paradigm

Loose fitting, I’m never slackin’
I’ve got more guts than Patton
On Friday with Jason Voorhees
I’m sharper than Krueger’s knives

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When The Walls Came Tumbling Down

On the first day of the first month in some distant year
The whole sky froze golden
Some said it was the aftermath of the radium bomb
While others told of a final retribution
A terrible revenge of the gods

But we understood the grand finale
Fulfillment of a prophecy told many years before
So all that was left was...

All the women were captured and chained
And national suicide was proclaimed
And New America fell to the ground
And all the children lay crippled and lame
But all the nations came together
In fear of the thought of the end
No more would we fight in the streets
No courage had we to defend

When the walls came tumbling down

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What the Frack?

high pressure enemas
millions of gallons
crude solution fracking-fluid
25 to 75 percent resurfaces waste-water deluge

clastic fractures giving rise to
subterranean chemical carcinogens
fissile shale releases methane into
underground drinking water supply

Pavillion, Wyoming 2010,

EPA investigation finds 39
rural ground water wells
fresh drinking water contaminated

benzene and methane
fracking fluid additive
2-butoexythanol phosphate

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Radiation Spewing Into The Sea

Unbelievable is Rachael Harvey
reporting for the BBC World News
who thinks radiation spewing
into the sea off the island of Honshū
from the number two nuclear reactor
at crippled Fukushima is good news.

Reminiscent of when Zeinab Badawi
reporting live on earthquake tsunami
devastation said present death toll is
five might rise but dark horror wave
witnessed foretold desolation death
mind not wanted faced acknowledged.

Quicker safer to find contain leakages
reducing contamination exposure
to nuclear hazards for at risk environs
would be to use a Geiger Counter
do you think with Geiger-Mueller
(G-M) Tube or Probe to fast measure

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The Ballad Of The Northern Lights

One of the Down and Out--that's me. Stare at me well, ay, stare!
Stare and shrink--say! you wouldn't think that I was a millionaire.
Look at my face, it's crimped and gouged--one of them death-mask things;
Don't seem the sort of man, do I, as might be the pal of kings?
Slouching along in smelly rags, a bleary-eyed, no-good bum;
A knight of the hollow needle, pard, spewed from the sodden slum.
Look me all over from head to foot; how much would you think I was worth?
A dollar? a dime? a nickel? Why, I'm the wealthest man on earth.

No, don't you think that I'm off my base. You'll sing a different tune
If only you'll let me spin my yarn. Come over to this saloon;
Wet my throat--it's as dry as chalk, and seeing as how it's you,
I'll tell the tale of a Northern trail, and so help me God, it's true.
I'll tell of the howling wilderness and the haggard Arctic heights,
Of a reckless vow that I made, and how I staked the Northern Lights.

Remember the year of the Big Stampede and the trail of Ninety-eight,
When the eyes of the world were turned to the North, and the hearts of men elate;
Hearts of the old dare-devil breed thrilled at the wondrous strike,
And to every man who could hold a pan came the message, "Up and hike".

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