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2019-02-21 07:00:42 PM  
Of course, because fark you there's profit to be had.

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2019-02-21 07:11:21 PM  
It isn't about right or wrong, it's about IF OBAMA DID IT, ERASE ALL RECORD OF IT!
 
2019-02-21 07:17:00 PM  
Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....
 
2019-02-21 07:57:48 PM  
Trump'$ EPA knew a pe$ticide was dangerou$ and $till rever$ed a ban on it

FTFY
 
2019-02-21 08:07:32 PM  

HedlessChickn: Trump'$ EPA knew a pe$ticide was dangerou$ and $till rever$ed a ban on it

FTFY


You're reading too much into it. They might genuinely have done it out of just pure evil
 
2019-02-21 08:59:13 PM  
I hope he and his entire foundation lo$es everything in civil suits.
 
2019-02-22 12:24:05 AM  
Of course.

The GOP isn't here to help you. It's here to help itself.

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2019-02-22 12:24:07 AM  
I swear, this administration wants two scandals for every chick Wilt Chamberlain banged.

That has got to be it, right?
 
2019-02-22 12:24:27 AM  
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2019-02-22 12:24:45 AM  

basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....


Have you tried terro? Every spring I bring out my little bottle of liquid ant poison when they arrive and after a few days I have no more ants in my house for the rest of the year. Granted your millage may vary I get "odorous house ants" which are highly attracted to sugar. Your's may require a protein heavy bait rather then a sugar based one.
 
2019-02-22 12:27:28 AM  
The administration is merely trying to reverse the effects of Obama making frogs gay. Duh!
 
2019-02-22 12:27:59 AM  

basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....


Try borax. It sticks to them they way it of by eating it they crawl back into their hole and die continuing the cycle.
 
2019-02-22 12:28:10 AM  

Gubbo: HedlessChickn: Trump'$ EPA knew a pe$ticide was dangerou$ and $till rever$ed a ban on it

FTFY

You're reading too much into it. They might genuinely have done it out of just pure evil


Well, they are villains right out of Captain Planet.
 
2019-02-22 12:32:36 AM  

basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....


Mix borax in a bit of sugar where they congregate. They'll take it back to their little ant huts and die horribly.
 
2019-02-22 12:32:40 AM  
subby, try to think of all the beautiful jobs not killed by those regulations
 
2019-02-22 12:39:11 AM  
"They lobbied that chlorpyrifos provided a cheap and reliable tool for farmers and that its impact on "non-target organisms" was not a major concern to them, fark everyone else though."
 
2019-02-22 12:43:38 AM  
And when their kids start dying from cancer the Red Hats will suddenly have a problem with insurance companies.
 
2019-02-22 12:47:43 AM  

Gubbo: HedlessChickn: Trump'$ EPA knew a pe$ticide was dangerou$ and $till rever$ed a ban on it

FTFY

You're reading too much into it. They might genuinely have done it out of just pure evil


It was Pruitt.  Evil, sure - but more likely, just incompetence...and greed.
 
2019-02-22 12:48:57 AM  
The Kakistocracy somehow appointed the worst possible person? Nay nay nay!
 
2019-02-22 12:53:58 AM  

Flappyhead: And when their kids start dying from cancer the Red Hats will suddenly have a problem with insurance companies.


Only if A) they care about their children, and B) they don't have the ultra-rich "harvest organs from living poor children" insurance package.
 
2019-02-22 12:55:31 AM  

syrynxx: The Kakistocracy somehow appointed the worst possible person? Nay nay nay!


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2019-02-22 01:01:22 AM  
In 2016, with over 30 years of data, the Obama administration ordered a ban on chlorpyrifos
 
2019-02-22 01:02:01 AM  

etoof: syrynxx: The Kakistocracy somehow appointed the worst possible person? Nay nay nay!

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I miss that man.

/has a sad now
 
2019-02-22 01:03:39 AM  

The Lurker at Your Threshold: Of course.

The GOP isn't here to help you. It's here to help itself.

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Reminds me of this Daumier cartoon...
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2019-02-22 01:05:13 AM  

derpes_simplex: The Lurker at Your Threshold: Of course.

The GOP isn't here to help you. It's here to help itself.

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Reminds me of this Daumier cartoon...
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Care to translate?
 
2019-02-22 01:05:58 AM  
I'm sure that Dow's $1 million donation to Trump ("one of the largest") had nothing to do with the ban reversal.
 
2019-02-22 01:19:44 AM  

minorshan: derpes_simplex: The Lurker at Your Threshold: Of course.

The GOP isn't here to help you. It's here to help itself.

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Reminds me of this Daumier cartoon...
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Care to translate?


Sure, but basically the images say all that needs saying.

Paris qui mange literally means "Paris who eats" but it is probably better translated as "how Paris eats"

Le dejuner du patron is "the dinner of the boss"

Le sixieme clerc prenant sa pitance means "The sixth clerk takes his fpittance" as he eats cheese from a paper wrapper.
 
2019-02-22 01:20:56 AM  
pittance not 'fpittance'.  Thorry, I have a lithp.
 
2019-02-22 01:21:51 AM  

Flappyhead: And when their kids start dying from cancer the Red Hats will suddenly have a problem with insurance companies.


They will blame the EPA for not saving them, and vote for a republican who promises to shut the EPA down as punishment.
 
2019-02-22 01:28:54 AM  

derpes_simplex: pittance not 'fpittance'.  Thorry, I have a lithp.


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2019-02-22 01:31:20 AM  

biohazard918: basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....

Have you tried terro? Every spring I bring out my little bottle of liquid ant poison when they arrive and after a few days I have no more ants in my house for the rest of the year. Granted your millage may vary I get "odorous house ants" which are highly attracted to sugar. Your's may require a protein heavy bait rather then a sugar based one.


I use those little stakes that you drop by their colony. Has worked very well.
 
2019-02-22 01:38:10 AM  

basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....


Not sure if joking, but we once had an ant problem and Borax was the solution. Haven't had a problem since.
 
2019-02-22 01:38:31 AM  

powhound: basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....

Not sure if joking, but we once had an ant problem and Borax was the solution. Haven't had a problem since.


Very nice!
 
2019-02-22 01:39:18 AM  

browniepoints999: basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....

Try borax. It sticks to them they way it of by eating it they crawl back into their hole and die continuing the cycle.


already covered I see.
 
2019-02-22 01:44:21 AM  

basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....


Borax solution will kill them. It's cheap and easy to prepare. It doesn't kill quickly. They eat it and take it back to the nest to share it with everyone and it melts them from the inside out. Pretty gruesome way to go but I hate ants in my house. =P

What you need:
glass mason jar
cotton balls or paper towel
small plastic container with a lid(an empty, clean butter tub works well)
Borax(powdered, I found it at Walmart)

1 Cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Borax


Cut a small hole into the side of the plastic container 3/4 of the way up.
Mix the solution in a glass mason jar.
Place paper towel into the plastic container and pour some of the borax solution on it so it's good and damp.
Close it up and place it near the ants. Repeat as necessary.

If you spill any of the solution be sure to clean it up before it dries. It can ruin surfaces. The plastic container should keep it contained and keep curious pets from eating it. Secure the lid with rubberbands or something if your pets are especially curious. It may take repeated applications before the ants are completely gone but it will keep them under control. Generally takes a day or so for them to find the sweetened borax but once they do they focus on it. And then they just kind of die off and disappear for awhile. They might come back! It took me repeated attempts but I finally managed to exterminate them.
 
2019-02-22 01:48:13 AM  
We also once had a roach problem also. That stemmed from an elderly woman across the street, who had mental problems and was trying to care for her mentally handicapped adult daughter. It was a messy situation. Someone came and bombed the house and we had the little farks everywhere. Had to hire a pro for that one. Few years later the health department came in hazmat suites to that house. Removed her and the daughter from the house, and the house was fully renovated. I was chatting with one of the contractors and he showed me a picture he took of a dead and rotting cat under the bed she was sleeping in.

Not sure why I'm sharing this other than having the feeling the executive branch is basically a decrepit old man with a dead and rotting cat under the desk.
 
2019-02-22 01:53:05 AM  

MechaPyx: basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....

Borax solution will kill them. It's cheap and easy to prepare. It doesn't kill quickly. They eat it and take it back to the nest to share it with everyone and it melts them from the inside out. Pretty gruesome way to go but I hate ants in my house. =P

What you need:
glass mason jar
cotton balls or paper towel
small plastic container with a lid(an empty, clean butter tub works well)
Borax(powdered, I found it at Walmart)

1 Cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Borax


Cut a small hole into the side of the plastic container 3/4 of the way up.
Mix the solution in a glass mason jar.
Place paper towel into the plastic container and pour some of the borax solution on it so it's good and damp.
Close it up and place it near the ants. Repeat as necessary.

If you spill any of the solution be sure to clean it up before it dries. It can ruin surfaces. The plastic container should keep it contained and keep curious pets from eating it. Secure the lid with rubberbands or something if your pets are especially curious. It may take repeated applications before the ants are completely gone but it will keep them under control. Generally takes a day or so for them to find the sweetened borax but once they do they focus on it. And then they just kind of die off and disappear for awhile. They might come back! It took me repeated attempts but I finally managed to exterminate them.


Basically that but I just used like a peanut butter jar lid with the borax mixture in it. Didn't worry about the excess steps you included. But it all works. You could just sit there and watch them march off to kill all their little friends. Sad but necessary.
 
2019-02-22 01:58:58 AM  
Simultaneously, the head of the Office of Children's Health Protection whose office published a report on the adverse effects of chlorpyrifos was put on leave, the chief of EPA's research office was replaced with a Koch industry engineer, and plans to eliminate the Office of the Science Advisor were announced - an apparent "scorched earth" approach to silence internal efforts to conduct and report sound science.

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2019-02-22 02:29:35 AM  
Hm. If a chemical company decides to stop using a chemical where children are (or may go) nearly twenty years before the government institutes any kind of ban, I think it might actually need to be banned.
 
2019-02-22 03:19:11 AM  
Insufficient data to support negative claims, despite the increasing bills for little tommy's visit to the treatment center and Becky's in-home nursing all positively attributed to the pesticide. Maybe we should force the EPA head
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, the manufacturer's board members and lobbyists AND every single member of their families to bathe in the stuff daily as part of the allowance to keep using it.
 
2019-02-22 03:43:58 AM  
So if you get poisoned by it now can you sue?
 
2019-02-22 05:58:06 AM  
EPA knows this pesticide is dangerous, so why did it reverse the ban?

Is the answer, "Muh corporate profits!"?
 
2019-02-22 05:59:22 AM  
So you are surprised  that the guy that loves asbestos also loves dangerous chemicals. I still remember years ago when I worked in radio we had the RW talk station on in the background and I think Liddy was going on about how DDT was the greatest and how banning it was the worst thing ever.
 
2019-02-22 07:15:31 AM  

biohazard918: basemetal: Will it kill those farking little ants that I've been battling all year?


/because.....

Have you tried terro? Every spring I bring out my little bottle of liquid ant poison when they arrive and after a few days I have no more ants in my house for the rest of the year. Granted your millage may vary I get "odorous house ants" which are highly attracted to sugar. Your's may require a protein heavy bait rather then a sugar based one.


I've tried every farking thing listed in here including Teminex.  The insects will rule this earth after we destroy it.
 
2019-02-22 07:37:23 AM  

Gubbo: HedlessChickn: Trump'$ EPA knew a pe$ticide was dangerou$ and $till rever$ed a ban on it

FTFY

You're reading too much into it. They might genuinely have done it out of just pure evil


No. If it was just a Trump order that may be the case, but Pruitt took a lot of steps to get this done. It is about profits.
 
2019-02-22 08:29:12 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It isn't about right or wrong, it's about IF OBAMA DID IT, ERASE ALL RECORD OF IT!


No, it was more than that.  It was a calculated, evil decision to poison children for profit.  Modern agriculture is all about pragmatism and political expediency.  Chemicals allow bigger farms, bigger equipment, fewer farmers.  It is has literally adopted a scorched earth policy of wiping out everything above and below the ground except the crop.  Soil is reduced to a dead medium that holds the plants in place to receive their chemical diet before it washes away to pollute the nearest waterway, because the dirt can't retain moisture.  They cant be bothered with leaving a few trees or strips of native plants to host predators.  They can't maximize profits if they have to rest a field with a cover crop to rebuild the soil and reduce weed pressure.
 
2019-02-22 08:32:33 AM  
. . .it's going to take quite a while for the next Administration to fix all the internal damage Trump and his cronies are doing to our government.

. . .like repairing the EPA.
 
2019-02-22 09:23:26 AM  

Silverstaff: . . .it's going to take quite a while for the next Administration to fix all the internal damage Trump and his cronies are doing to our government.


It won't be fixed. It will be the new normal, and then the GOP will wreck it again.

Nothing fixes this country. Nothing. The only question is will it die in a way that lets us build a better one, or are we stuck in, at best, a corporate autocracy.
 
2019-02-22 09:45:53 AM  

powhound: We also once had a roach problem also. That stemmed from an elderly woman across the street, who had mental problems and was trying to care for her mentally handicapped adult daughter. It was a messy situation. Someone came and bombed the house and we had the little farks everywhere. Had to hire a pro for that one. Few years later the health department came in hazmat suites to that house. Removed her and the daughter from the house, and the house was fully renovated. I was chatting with one of the contractors and he showed me a picture he took of a dead and rotting cat under the bed she was sleeping in.

Not sure why I'm sharing this other than having the feeling the executive branch is basically a decrepit old man with a dead and rotting cat under the desk.


Hey, now, he's saving that cat for lunch.  Why do you libs hate recycling?
 
2019-02-22 10:00:40 AM  

Halfabee64: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It isn't about right or wrong, it's about IF OBAMA DID IT, ERASE ALL RECORD OF IT!

No, it was more than that.  It was a calculated, evil decision to poison children for profit.  Modern agriculture is all about pragmatism and political expediency.  Chemicals allow bigger farms, bigger equipment, fewer farmers.  It is has literally adopted a scorched earth policy of wiping out everything above and below the ground except the crop.  Soil is reduced to a dead medium that holds the plants in place to receive their chemical diet before it washes away to pollute the nearest waterway, because the dirt can't retain moisture.  They cant be bothered with leaving a few trees or strips of native plants to host predators.  They can't maximize profits if they have to rest a field with a cover crop to rebuild the soil and reduce weed pressure.


No.

https://www.factcheck.org/2017/04/the​-​facts-on-chlorpyrifos/
 
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