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Gooseville, WI

Not much happening today...so consider this an open thread.

Just in case you missed it...

Forgive me, Meteor Blades, I couldn't pass this one up!

Backyard Science

TUE APR 02, 2013 AT 10:01 AM CDT

This is a placeholder

byMeteor Blades for Backyard Science

 18 Comments / 7 New

Not letting nobody steal my spot



Tip Jar (20+ / 0-)
Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

by Meteor Blades on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:01:08 AM CDT

Okay, I had to rec this . . . (8+ / 0-)
out of sheer contrariness.

"DO NOT PUBLISH?" 'S'okay, MB; ain't nobody stole your spot.  :-D

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

by Aji on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:03:31 AM CDT

We're all placeholders (12+ / 0-)
on this bus.

Becoming the change we want to see in the world.

What's the point of letting neoliberals into the tent when neoliberalism is burning down the campground?

by Words In Action on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:03:59 AM CDT

Same with this comment. (10+ / 0-)
Republicans represent both sides: the insanely rich and vice versa.

by Crashing Vor on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:05:46 AM CDT

* [new]  Ditto. (2+ / 0-)
You can't make this stuff up.

by David54 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:12:22 AM CDT

OK, even though clueless, I'm all in... nt (7+ / 0-)
Dance lightly upon the Earth, Sing her songs with wild abandon, Smile upon all forms of Life ...and be well.

by LinSea on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:06:27 AM CDT

exactly. (6+ / 0-)

We are not broke, we are being robbed.
by Glen The Plumber on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:07:01 AM CDT

Excellent diary, MB. Tipped and rec'd. nt (9+ / 0-)
“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

by 420 forever on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:08:24 AM CDT

????? (5+ / 0-)
Oh what the heck... tipped and rec'ed.... if nothing else but to see MB's name on the list  : )

I'm not your momma, your daddy, your uncle or your caddy.... carry your own wit!

by Texknight on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:09:36 AM CDT

Nice place holder, (4+ / 0-)
but I have to say, I was expecting a bit more from you.

Just give me some truth. John Lennon

by burnt out on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:10:11 AM CDT

I'd never steal your spot, MB (6+ / 0-)
I am a fine upstanding citizen filled with fine upstanding citizenship, also, too.

Economics is a social science. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

by blue aardvark on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:10:18 AM CDT

If this is a science experiment in how many (6+ / 0-)
recs and / or comments Meteor Blades can get per syllable, I think it's working.

Economics is a social science. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

by blue aardvark on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:11:41 AM CDT

* [new]  okay but (2+ / 0-)
explain the "backyard" part?

If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution. ~ Emma Goldman

by Lady Libertine on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:14:07 AM CDT

* [new]  One of your most succinct, showing (5+ / 0-)
a fight for the right to your spot, while using an economy of words.  

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by TomP on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:12:25 AM CDT

* [new]  Ah, the ol' "April Fools' joke on April 2nd" bit. (4+ / 0-)
Works every time!

How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

by BenderRodriguez on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:14:20 AM CDT

* [new]  I'm waiting to see how long it takes for this to (3+ / 0-)
make the rec list.

Just give me some truth. John Lennon

by burnt out on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:14:36 AM CDT

* [new] OMG! The Daily Bucket is EMPTY! (1+ / 0-)

I love nature, science and my dogs.

by Polly Syllabic on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:16:01 AM CDT

* [new] I see what you did there (3+ / 0-)
I don't really, just been waiting for a chance to write that.

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. A. A. Milne

by hulibow on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:16:41 AM CDT


What's happening in your neighborhood? New birds migrating through? What's blooming? Got laughs?


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