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(Mother Nature Network)   Americans would never have to deal with the current bedbug epidemic if we would only legalize DDT   (mnn.com) divider line 11
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2012-06-04 02:36:07 AM  
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violentsalvation: And how will we deal with the bald eagle epidemic?


I don't know, but I do know that it ends with a lot of dead gorillas come winter.
2012-06-04 10:35:04 AM  
2 votes:

doglover: I'm pretty sure mustard gas would kill bed bugs too. Letting people use it is a bad idea, though.


It's like a derivative of actual mustard. It's a food product, essentially.
2012-06-04 02:17:34 AM  
2 votes:
And how will we deal with the bald eagle epidemic?
2012-06-04 10:43:30 AM  
1 votes:
What a great talking point. We should absolutely lift the ban on any chemical that has some positive use. I wonder if there is some other substance we've outlawed that has shown some ability to do something positive... to alleviate suffering if you will.....

I'd be willing to bet the same people who are wanting to lift the ban on DDT because it's a cheap pesticide it helps with bedbugs are also completely against legalization of marijuana, despite its known medical benefits to cancer patients. It's almost as if they aren't being logically consistent with their arguments.
2012-06-04 10:38:12 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: I'm pretty sure mustard gas would kill bed bugs too. Letting people use it is a bad idea, though.


Agent Orange would keep me from having to mow the lawn every week.
2012-06-04 10:37:13 AM  
1 votes:
A mosquito was heard to complain
That a chemist had poisoned his brain
The cause of his sorrow
Was paradichloro
Diphenyltrichloroethane.

/Relevant and the nerdiest limerick I know.
2012-06-04 10:11:10 AM  
1 votes:
Just took a deer tick off my leg the other day.
Permethrin is my friend.

/Raid House and Garden, ftw.
//Insects that try to suck my blood lose all Geneva Convention protections.
2012-06-04 02:55:12 AM  
1 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: violentsalvation: And how will we deal with the bald eagle epidemic?

I don't know, but I do know that it ends with a lot of dead gorillas come winter.


I would like to meet some gorillas someday, I bet they would shake my hand. Unlike those damn chimps who would rip my hand and face off.
2012-06-04 02:52:26 AM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: It was legal in the U.S. until the ban in 1972. I suggest you look up "Silent Spring" and learn what DDT did to bird eggs, including those of the bald eagle. Use of DDT came close to making our national bird extinct.


Of course, it had an unintended consequence: bird strikes on airplanes are on the rise because of the rebound of birds

/The moar you know
2012-06-04 01:56:47 AM  
1 votes:
I'm pretty sure mustard gas would kill bed bugs too. Letting people use it is a bad idea, though.
2012-06-04 01:12:22 AM  
1 votes:
It was legal in the U.S. until the ban in 1972. I suggest you look up "Silent Spring" and learn what DDT did to bird eggs, including those of the bald eagle. Use of DDT came close to making our national bird extinct.
 
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