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rici
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posted 15 February 2006 09:52 PM      Profile for rici     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
...the United States is listening assiduously to the teeming teapot of ideas floating around...

Carolyn M. Leddy, Senior Advisor, US Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, explains the US strategy for upcoming work on international control of biological weapons, at a conference in Tokyo.

Full speech.


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rasmus
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posted 16 February 2006 05:08 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think one line of that is about all I can take.

The dense fog of the underbrush of her language is a swarm of venom arrows striking at the heart of the mirror of our aesthetic radar.


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'lance
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posted 16 February 2006 05:11 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This looks like a job for that great, if obscure, New Yorker feature "Block That Metaphor!"
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deBeauxOs
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posted 16 February 2006 05:26 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
[thread drift] That quote above reminds me of ... "Pour qui sont ces serpents qui sifflent sur vos têtes? A qui destinez-vous l'appareil qui vous suit? ... [/thread drift]
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