News Appetizers: The Rhymes Make It Better

From Murdoch to strikes, to sea ice and crime, the news is much better in rhyme.

Murdoch’s Company Still Has a License

Murdoch is not quite legit
For hacking they would not acquit
The license they’ll get
Although scandal beset
Britain says BskyB’s fit
NYTimes

Abuse In Tribes To Be Addressed

The Sioux have abuse you can’t see
It occurs in the tribe quietly
The tribe did not catch
The crimes they did hatch
It’s a sign that the tribes need to see
NYTimes

Hey! Everyone’s Poor!

The census has data that’s for
Knowing what you can’t ignore
The money is gone
The wealth has withdrawn
It’s now more likely you’re poor
NPR

Arctic Ice Levels Really Low

The water’s not something we’ll drink
Global warming is what people think
The arctic’s now warm
The earth will transform
The sea ice continues to shrink
Al Jazeera

India Protests Chain Retailers

The neighborhood shops people like
To chains they say go take a hike
It’s Wal-Mart they fear
In capitalism’s frontier
Shopkeepers in India strike
Al Jazeera

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[E] Sally Lawton

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