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Old 05-31-2007, 07:21 PM   #11
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bucky, when they did away with DDT, thousands of people in less developed countries got malaria again. You want more plants than people?
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:32 PM   #12
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i didn't think that they were mutually exclusive.

is it really so hard to pull weeds?
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:38 PM   #13
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I think what we really need to worry about is cockroaches. I just heard recently that they can hold their breath for 40 minutes.

I say bring back the napalm.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:50 PM   #14
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rofl, 'bug.

i love the smell of napalm in the morning...

a quick cockroach story. on my first day of work for the associated press in nyc as a naive 20 year old, i was introduced to my boss in our "office", which happened to be in the lowest level of the paramount building on 50th st. and 8th ave. (coincidentally, the same corner where i met you and your family ). it was a level below the juxtaposed subway tracks for the #1 train.
no sooner were the handshakes over when my new boss said "turn your head to the side" as he picked a cockroach off my neck. i guess i was fresh meat!

ever since then, they have been my sworn enemy. the cockraoches; not my bosses.

while i worked down there, i used to keep a squirt gun full of denatured alcohol (aka anti-ronjohn fluid) for the sole purpose of dousing then torching the little buggers. what was scary was the larger ones, almost the size of your palm, would survive the blue-ish inferno and drag their scorched exo-skeletons off to their hiding places using their remaining appendages.

the skin on my neck still crawls when i see one.

ok, back to destroying the environment out of sheer laziness...
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:16 PM   #15
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OMG folks.....those weeds have a very shallow root system. Jusst pull the ^%$# things.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:20 PM   #16
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thanks jeekinz.

they grow, umm, like weeds around us. (brain fart) and they're especially easy to pull as they grow tall and straight.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:42 PM   #17
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Bucky, go to sleep......it's late.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:09 AM   #18
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I just got one of these www.planetnatural.com/site/dandelion-terminator then you put a sprinkle of salt in the hole also you really want to get the extender saves your back.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:09 PM   #19
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ok, after some sleep and some thought, i figured hand pulling weeds on a large area might not be feasible, so if you still want to stay green, get a propane torch and just burn then till the dead weeds.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:49 PM   #20
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Whew....glad the heat of the fire has tamed down....LOL!

Yes the area I have is quite large and I dug and dug last year trying to tackle these damx things and repeated it numerous times through the spring/summer but it didn't do any good these things came back in full force this year and with me starting the new job I didn't get a chance to get out there and tackle it early on so now their quite large.

Well I've had my fill with them and I refuse to dig and dig again.....sorry Bucky....but I'm cutting them down and those lil buggers are about to be rounded up. I promise I won't use it again though .
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