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Message Rafe Pilgrim
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        Yes .... but america is gone
Ever to be brought back ?
        but only with intelligence
        enough to see the truth
        and then
        the choice to admit the truth
        and then to cease
        incessant blathering
        and then
        the decision
        for the difficult action
        and then to muster
        the requisite courage
      then finally
      to act
      but for now
      and until then
      if ever
from  Sea  to  Shining  Sea
        america is gone
........................Rafe Pilgrim, 2007
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Rafe Pilgrim, after "a life largely wasted on hard honest work," found himself a jungle of turkey oak, scrub pine and giant palmettos up a dirt road running east of Crystal River, Florida, which neither school busses nor the U.S. Postal Service dare (more...)
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