Ann Arbor Railroad

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A few months ago a grain car, with its hopper door insufficiently closed, spread a layer of barley along the tracks through Ann Arbor [see previous item from First & Liberty]. With the recent rains and warm temperatures the barley has begun to sprout. But don’t get any bountiful harvest ideas. In a few months the Ann Arbor Railroad will come along, as it does every year, and spray herbicide (a.k.a. Agent Orange) on everything green along its tracks.

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  1. March 19, 2012 at 11:20 am | permalink

    I don’t think Agent Orange will be used by the railroad, as I believe its use has been banned by the EPA. See this report.

  2. By patrick
    March 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm | permalink

    Tom, Tom, Tom…. You know as well as I do that all synthetic chemicals are the same and that all naturally occurring substances are harmless.

  3. By John Floyd
    March 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm | permalink

    Like arsenic, right?