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  •  Most righteous rant FB. As several others have (2+ / 0-)
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    foresterbob, PHScott

    mentioned, it's everywhere. Missouri has it's share of fools who think the woods are ideal dumping grounds too. I come across piles of crap all too often. It's a mindset that started generations ago when there were no public landfills and people would cart their trash off and toss it in a low spot to get it out of sight and mind I guess. I know of several very old and long abandoned private dump sites in the woods within walking distance of my home. They were created by people long gone and the forest has grown over them and wiped out most traces already but if you scrape around a bit you'll find old broken bottles, lantern globes, crocks and such.  And then that same mentality just gets handed down from one generation to the next. But although it still happens all to often today, it does seem to be getting better, though slowly. Education is the key.

    Just give me some truth. John Lennon

    by burnt out on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:47:39 AM PST

    •  I got my bottle pile from the 60s right down (2+ / 0-)
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      foresterbob, burnt out

      the hill. I decided to leave them. Some turned into terrariums ala Missys Brother.  

      Next door neighbor threw everything in a pile out back and then got drunk one night and torched it. At least the wind was from the south and the toxic smoke going away from me. I have video of the fool dancing around the fire and laughing. He's gone now and a lady down the street bought the lot and cleaned it up.

      Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

      by PHScott on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:04:32 AM PST

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