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Old 12-29-2014, 12:42 PM   #856
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It is clear that Monsanto has caused the increase in federal and state government
regulations to create, fund, and subsequent child-find activities of the IDEA program,
as confirmed by the 2001 slowdown in Roundup application being diverted
into the creation of the "No Child Left Behind program",
and then direct correlation seen in 2004.

Monsanto is a extremely well funded, lawyered up, business and politically savvy, corporation.
In my opinion they are the ultimate evil James Bond scale bad guys.
I find these truths to be self evident.

Back in my youth, mid-50's, a Monsanto engineer/executive type bought my grandfathers house next door. OK, next door was a third of a mile, but they were neighbors, his kids went to my school, yada, yada, yada.

I would listen to him tell the adults about the future Monsanto was planning, and wanted to play a big roll in shaping. To a ten year old kid, it sounded Buck Rogers here we come. And being immersed in agriculture, I knew the food production predictions were incredible, but in the 50's scientists could do... or undo... anything.

Oh, and do you know why we don't have flying fuckin' cars? Because Monsanto wasn't interested.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:05 PM   #857
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None have more than 50% of their highways and byways named "street".
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:42 AM   #858
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No Boulevard in Philly! The Boulevard is the main road through half of town.

And then there's dumb Street Road. Worst name ever
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:01 AM   #859
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It's not "The Boulevard" it's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Boulevard. And it comprises what percent of Philly thoroughfares?
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:09 AM   #860
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OK, YOU go through town and ask people where "Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Boulevard" is, and I will go through town and ask people where "The Boulevard" is, and we'll see who gets more answers.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:28 AM   #861
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What? I'm a MAN, I don't ask for directions.... mumble, grumble, where's my snit..

But the point is, one road isn't going to show up on a percentage graph.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:34 PM   #862
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And then there (is the) dumb Street Road. Worst name ever
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:09 PM   #863
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And then there's dumb Street Road. Worst name ever
They should name an avenue in its honor.
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:38 PM   #864
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Street road isn't in Philly.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:16 PM   #865
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It stands to reason that hilly cities would have more terraces.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:35 PM   #866
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:54 AM   #867
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None have more than 50% of their highways and byways named "street".
In Seattle, avenues run north-south and streets run east-west. Have any of you noticed a similar distinct pattern in your city?
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:13 PM   #868
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Streets in Arlington VA are in alphabetical order going east to west going a-z with one syllable words and then starting over again a-z with 2 syllable words, and beginning with 3 syllable words but running out before they reach the county line. N-S they are numbered. There are a handful of old diagonal and meandering streets that are either "Roads" or "Boulevards."
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:47 PM   #869
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Not really in the same vein, but...

We have South St., and North St., both of which run east-west.

And we have East St., and West St., both of which run north-south.

I don't think we have a blvd.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:49 PM   #870
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Boston had street builders follow wandering cows.
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