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Down With Ingenuity (Free verse) by Dovina
working against the common good as much as for us, it’s the worst of human traits. Inventing vaccines one day, nerve gas the next, ingenuity works against us for nothing but its own blind satisfaction. To leave it uncurbed and unsocialized is the worst of human oversight. Everyone asks for freedom— the businessman free trade, the woman free love, the writer free press. But none should be as ambitious as they can, none should be as ingenious. Bounds should be set on bringing unguided change on the unready. My name is Dovina. I’m running for president!

Up the ladder: Jade Milieu
Down the ladder: lost memories

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Arithmetic Mean: 8.0
Weighted score: 7.193176
Overall Rank: 27
Posted: August 30, 2004 6:33 PM PDT; Last modified: August 30, 2004 6:33 PM PDT
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[10] Dan garcia-Black @ 66.159.232.178 | 30-Aug-04/10:38 PM | Reply
You get my vote.
[n/a] Dovina @ 24.52.157.176 > Dan garcia-Black | 31-Aug-04/10:15 AM | Reply
Thank you, Sir. May you live long and thrive, and enjoy a lucrative position on the Board for Controlled Ingenuity.
[9] INTRANSIT @ 205.188.116.68 | 31-Aug-04/6:51 AM | Reply
" for nothing but its own blind satisfaction"

bingo.

who approved this message?
[n/a] Dovina @ 24.52.157.176 > INTRANSIT | 31-Aug-04/10:11 AM | Reply
I, Dovina, have personally approved this message.
[10] Prince of Void @ 217.218.131.143 | 31-Aug-04/12:15 PM | Reply
wonderful in all aspects of it
[n/a] Dovina @ 24.52.157.176 > Prince of Void | 31-Aug-04/12:30 PM | Reply
And you shall become Prince of Voided Bushes.
[n/a] TAMARAG67 @ 64.12.116.70 | 31-Aug-04/6:46 PM | Reply
My dear Dovina- let me jump upon the "soapbox" with you. Woman after my own heart-
[n/a] Dovina @ 24.52.157.176 > TAMARAG67 | 31-Aug-04/7:47 PM | Reply
By all means, hop on the soapbox. By the way, please vote. 10 means you want me for President, 9 and below mean you're for those bums, Bush or Kerry.
[9] wilco @ 4.227.44.57 > Dovina | 2-Sep-04/8:03 PM | Reply
Now Dovina, the Poemeranker will not be held hostile. We're going to have to conduct a crusade.
[n/a] Dovina @ 24.52.157.176 > wilco | 3-Sep-04/9:43 AM | Reply
Do you mean hostage? Poemranker has always been hostile.
[9] wilco @ 4.227.44.57 | 2-Sep-04/8:02 PM | Reply
So true.
[10] sliver @ 63.190.80.10 | 4-Sep-04/11:31 AM | Reply
Can I be on your cabinet? I haven't tried politics yet.
[n/a] Dovina @ 24.52.157.176 > sliver | 4-Sep-04/11:42 AM | Reply
Your support is all that's needed to gain you a lucrative post, perhaps on the Atomic Energy Commission.
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