America
America
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Bad
beautiful
beautiful
Children
Children
Dating
Dating
Food
Food
God
God
Love
Love
Money
Money
oh my god
oh my god
Smashing
Smashing
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tumblr
Ugly
Ugly
Weed
Weed
yeah
yeah
Wine
Wine
Work
Work
Pets
Pets
Coffee
Coffee
Death
Death
Europe
Europe
Flower
Flower
Good
Good
Neighbors
Neighbors
Potassium
Potassium
Power
Power
Time
Time
Water
Water
World
World
Fat
Fat
Old
Old
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Proud
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Helps
Medicine
Medicine
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Never
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Phenomenon
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Thought
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Back
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Bees
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got
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weeds
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latex
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dig
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cat
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human
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working
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tea
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iron
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dandelion
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class
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liver
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poison
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who
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color
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gone
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rubber
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beta
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can
grow
grow
grub
grub
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one
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jelly
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beloved
vitamins
vitamins
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sin
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easy
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fruit
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grass
calcium
calcium
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radius
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making a
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soil
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taproot
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adult
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means
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earl
native americans
native americans
health
health
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fast
day
day
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believe
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why
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mile
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expose
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manganese
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the world
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huge
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remember
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make
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tomatoes
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thing
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yard
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ideal
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ethylene
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person
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lie
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botany
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sign
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what
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americans
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notes
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made
for
for
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cottage
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wealth
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rant
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rich
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soft drinks
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diuretic
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fed
release
release
crop
crop
enter
enter
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in america
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used
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redundant
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shake
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homes
environment
environment
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stole
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this
get
get
excited
excited
really
really
please
please
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so excited
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moving
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great
thinking
thinking
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like
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screaming
country
country
my god
my god
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making
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poor
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treat
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boast
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went
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useless
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secrete
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classism
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owned
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i can
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continues
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goddamn
vastly
vastly
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shake that
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stupid
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pretty
same
same
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herbs
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their
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terrible
leisure
leisure
experiment
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support
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 welcome
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 i cant
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 no
care
 care
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 days
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 years
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 in the world
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 dont
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 all day
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 all in one
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 wildflowers
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 exploitation
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money-and-power
wealth-and-power
wealth-and-power
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decades
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Lawn Care
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Great Work
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No Pen
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feelings
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salutations
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taavot remember being little and thinking dandelions r a pretty color or s every adult in an 80 mile radius wouldn't let you say that without screaming ITS A WEED also like dandelions are edible easy to grow and are rich in vitamins a c k beta-carotene calcium iron manganese and potassium dandelions can be made into wine tea soft drinks and a coffee substitute they are used in herbal remedies to treat liver and digestive problems and as a diuretic they're good for bees! · · they make good companion plants for various herbs and tomatoes their long taproot helps bring up nutrients in the soil and they release ethylene gas which ripens fruit dandelions secrete latex which means they can be used to make natural rubber make great flower c Why ARE they good flower? Who decided they were bad?- You ca n also make beautiful jelly from the They're considered weeds because they were a poor person resource and not having them Let's back up In Europe dating back to the 1500's and even earlier you could only have immaculate manicured lawns if you had just pots of money and were able to own land So rich nobility had swaths of land and they demonstrated their wealth and power by hiring people to physically cut the grass and keep their gardens and dig weeds out of the turf by hand It was a demonstration of money and power It said I can afford to have eight people employed full time just to dig things that aren't grass out of my grass I can afford to have all of this land doing nothing It's not People don't farm it on it I can afford to just grow grass and have someone tend to that wholly useless crop Fast forward a few hundred years Europeans come to America Many of them are from the poorer c owned land before and now all of a sudden they can because they stole it from the Native Americans but that's a whole other rant never Now at first you see little cottage gardens like the lower classes in Europe always had around their homes places where they grew food and herbs and kept chickens or other livestock Dandelions were welcome here they were eaten and brewed into wine and used for medicine just as they'd been for centuries But then people start making a little money and we have the whole phenomenon of people who can demonstrate that they are Moving Up In The World by buying all of their food and medicine just like the old landed gentry back in the Old Country So they do What goes in the place of those cottage gardens? Why the same thing that went in the place of productive land back in the Earl of Chatsworth's front lawn a lawn So Dandelions were a symbol They were a throwback to the old days They were a sign that you were somehow less prosperous than your neighbors or lazier A Mortal Sin in America But many Americans work and can't afford to hire a gardener just to grub dandelions out of the yard with a trowel all day Enter the lawn care industry which began to g array of poisons and fertilizers aimed at making your lawn a sterile moonscape where only grass grew with minimum effort from the homeowner This continues to this day and is a multibillion dollar industry that has huge negative impacts on the environment and human health but we can't seem to shake that old ideal of a manicured lawn We pour water on deserts and poison on native wildflowers to attain it We expose our children to poisons We poison pollinators and pets The days where we well kept lawn as a symbol of aristocratic leisure are gone but we've been successfully fed a lie that some dandelions and chickweed are Bad by the lawn care industry in their ads for decades They obviously want to keep it going because they're making fat $$S$$$$ off uS THATS why dandelions are viewed as weeds Also yeah dandelions are really good for bees and beloved by native bees and honeybees alike So please leave them blooming!! You can support bees and do your bit to smash capitalistic exploitation of the working class and the environment all in one go! Lawns are terrible things a redundant status symbol 'I don't need to grow food on my land is no longer a proud boast boring verging on ugly and vastly consuming of water and labour Let the dandelions grow I can't believe dandelions suffered classism Oh my god IM SO SHOOK I ALWAYS LOVED DANDELIONS AND GOT SO EXCITED TO LET THEM GET SO TALL AND LOVE THEM TO DEATH TIME TO MAKE MY YARDA GODDAMN BOTANY EXPERIMENT 242338 notes I named my cat Dandelion and people thought it was stupid Meme

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