Ancient Mandarin Proverb...

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  1. IdahoSharpshooter

    IdahoSharpshooter Gold $$ Contributor

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    The best time to plant a tree was thirty years ago.
    The second best time is today...
     
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  2. Nowhere Man

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    The best place to plant a tree is on the edge of your property. You only need to rake half of the leaves.
     
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  3. Park ranger

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    I work in a state park in Md, planted 10 trees yesterday, 10 the day before that. We cut a lot of hazardous trees in the campground so it’s good to replace them. My degree is in forestry so I try to focus on natural resources as much as people Management.

    it’s good to teach these Millennials there’s more than just them today to focus on. Plus, planting trees in rocky soil builds a little character.
     
  4. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    The state park where i target shoot has the entry road right along a swamp. Lots of snakes, birds, turtle's of all types. Frogs. Ect. Ect. The dumbass s.o.b.'s who are in charge are too lazy to weedeat the foliage along the road/swamp so they just spray roundup weed killer. I have done everything, even calling my governor and state representative to no avail. They just don't care.
     
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    Ancient proverb, small community in the middle of nowhere. Most of them very poor. One man there was considered (well to do) because he had a horse. He used the horse for many things, packing supplies to and from the big city 100 miles away. Plowing fields for his garden and his neighbors. One day the man woke to see the corral gate open and the horse gone ! His neighbors came over to console him and they said, It must be a curse! The man replied, maybe a curse, maybe a blessing ! The next day the man woke to see that his horse came back to the corral and had 10 other horses with it. The neighbors came over and said, It must be a blessing ! The man replied, maybe a blessing, maybe a curse ! The man's teenage son picked a horse and started riding it, got bucked off and broke his leg badly. The neighbors came and said, this must be a curse ! The man's reply, maybe a curse, maybe a blessing ! The next day the army came to the community because of war, they rounded up all the young men to go and fight. They couldn't take his son because of the broken leg . we never really know ?
     
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  6. centerlineseal

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    And with luck, you don't have to see your neighbor's junk behind his shed!
     
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    Did someone say junk behind my shed? Couldn’t be talking about me!!
     
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  8. Park ranger

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    Im 99% sure you shoot on a state forest range, not a state park. So did you call to volunteer to string trim and or just go strait to the Governor?
     
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    I didn't think you could use a shovel with weak wrist ? We know where the rocks are. Ha, ha, we love kidding each other right ?
     
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  10. Park ranger

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    hey, I only shot F class once. Lol jk
     
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  11. Adam in WI

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    I saw the title "Ancient Mandarin Proverb" and all I could think of was jokes growing up that began with "Confucius Says..."
     
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    I thought immediately about the upside-down plane
     
  13. Adam in WI

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    My favorite begins with "It is good for girl to meet boy in park".

    That's as far as I'll recite that one in open forum :p
     
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  14. IdahoSharpshooter

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    Plant a tree today. With someone you care about...
     
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    3rd track in sand?
     
  16. SPQR70AD

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    ancient Chinese proverb...he who fights with wife all day does not get piece at night
     
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    A few from Redd Foxx
     
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    what does my signature say?
     
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    Confucius Says there is no such thing as an accident ONLY premedicated carelessness.

    A FROG says time is fun when you are having flies vs US saying time flies when you are having fun.
     
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    My favorite tree is the one that was sacrificed to make my exotic wood riflestock. Although, I'm not sure which tree produced the carbon fiber.:D
     
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