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    Open carry, Frankencorn and Rabbits in Australia

    There are about ten pages written in between the lines of this post.

    I am on several organic growing sites and am a State Certified Master Gardner.
    I have to wonder if we should include Frankencorn inter plantings to improve our crop of legacy corn?

    In Australia, rabbits are a serious mammalian pest and invasive species. They were introduced in the 18th century with the First Fleet, and became widespread after an outbreak caused by an 1859 release. Rabbits cause millions of dollars of damage to crops.

    I was on facebook this morning and noticed a page dedicated to Open Carry in Virginia, discussing the changes to Virginia Law that made it easier to get a permit. I have hundreds of pictures of the author of that post, none open carrying.

    Like most Virginians, my time is limited, my money is limited and my resources are limited.
    With recent events in mind and the potential of a massive shift in some pro gun organizations, it's time to decide if I want Monsanto pollinating my corn or if I want invasive pests released in my back yard.

    Yep...this is a strange post! But it probably won't last long.
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    Please allow me to help it along.

    The epithet "Frankencorn" begs the question, modus ponens, of just what is corn that is Frankencorn, considering that without genetic manipulation it would be Teosinte only?

    Traditional genetic manipulation occurred very very slowly, at Mother Nature's hand, then a bit faster by Fr. Gregor Mendel, and faster using modern hybridization methods and now, very fast, shotgunning DNA into a nucleus on nanoparticle shot.

    The Frankencorn epithet allows neo-Luddites to demonize what they would eschew on their way to starvation, what they would hate on their way to pauperacy.

    ETA: I have just finished my first read of Ecology and Environmental Management of Lyme Disease, edited by Howard S. Ginsberg (Rutgers, 1993). We are anticipating a significant increase in Ixodes scapularis and Lyme Disease this year, with four reportable cases already this year. My first training, in 1967, was in medical entomology. I am educated (a vulgarly misused word here) as an auto-didact polymath.
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    Thank you Doug...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Thank you Doug.
    It was his pleasure, I am sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Heckler Koch View Post
    It was his pleasure, I am sure.
    On another note, Al Gore claimed to invent the internet, did you assist or did you just provide an instruction sheet... and how does Kirby Birch fit in?

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    Proof that if you build it, they will come....even in an Australian cornfield.

    Pamunkey soil is found in neither Australia nor Wisconsin. Perhaps that is the difference. Too it is uneffected by OCing.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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