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(News Channel 8)   Southern Maryland scheduled to run out of water by 2030   (news8.net) divider line 107
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2007-09-23 07:08:09 PM
I wouldn't drink the tap water from a reverse osmosis plant if I were you.
 
2007-09-23 07:11:44 PM
Slideaway

So I hear...
 
2007-09-23 07:17:21 PM
spickus: gimmedaloot: spickus: gimmedaloot: plutonium238: Well thank GOD GE is working on desalination plants for all those third world folks!
/Global warming is not real.

Yes, it's a shame those plants only work in third world countries...

Yeah like California, Florida, Alabama, Texas.......

RO plants in the US, it's more common than you think.

Hope you're not telling me that shiat

I was posting for plutonium238's benefit and others.

/I operate a 12.5 MGD water plant in Alabama, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


nice
 
2007-09-23 07:18:27 PM
LadyRepublica: Yay! My first real greenlight. Shame it couldn't be something a little more cheery.

/other greenlights were fark party threads.
//thirsty...


welcome to the crack that is green light.
 
2007-09-23 07:19:28 PM
I live in Southern Maryland, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

Seriously.. seeing SMIB in a Fark thread has definitely made my day. and Death By Misadventure, this would definitely be true, at least until the Naval Air base expanded and brought in civilization. The SMIB population is getting smaller and smaller due to expansion.

/BTW, definitely missing the St. Mary's County Fair right now... definitely alot of fun, especially since everyone is there. Stuck in NC =\
 
2007-09-23 07:21:24 PM
I live in Southern Maryland and I'm getting a kick out of these replies....

/don't hold it against me
//I'm originally from Maine
///now lives in Dunkirk, MD... for now
 
2007-09-23 07:23:12 PM
Death by Misadventure: TSE - apparently you have never been there.

I've lived in St. Mary's County for 18 out of 20 years of my life and I would say that it's more like 25% of people there are racist... the influx of people from PAX kinda breeds out the morons. Give it about another decade and the percentage will drop to about 5%. Southern Maryland isn't as bad as some other places I have lived (*cough* Augusta GA *cough*).

MooseUpNorth: Did it stop raining in Southern Maryland or something?

No the southern part of Maryland has been in a perpetual drought for about the last 10 years. Also over usage and improper planning has caused problems with their aquifers, particularly because La Plata is a city, and one that they keep trying to expand... ever since the tornado ripped through, they have continuously tried to add more housing developments, and strip malls.

/I don't know who said what about the schools being racist unless you are specifically pointing out Chopticon High School which just happens to be zoned for the most ultra conservative Christian retards in the whole county... That school is home to morons...
 
2007-09-23 07:24:30 PM
noobcake: I live in Southern Maryland, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

Which county?
 
2007-09-23 07:25:48 PM
I HATE LIVING HERE
 
TSE
2007-09-23 07:26:39 PM
I didn't say anything about Maryland. The dumb prize was awarded for excellence in illiteracy.
 
2007-09-23 07:27:32 PM
FTA

They're also considering building a desalinization plant to turn water from the Potomac River into drinking water.


I don't know who the hell they are kidding they would have to a decontamination crew before they would just 'desalinize' the water... how many oil spills have there been in the bay in the last decade? 3-4?
 
2007-09-23 07:40:16 PM
TSE I didn't say anything about Maryland. The dumb prize was awarded for excellence in illiteracy.

From TFA: LA PLATA, Md.


FAIL
 
2007-09-23 07:42:10 PM
TSE: I didn't say anything about Maryland. The dumb prize was awarded for excellence in illiteracy.

who are you talking to?
 
2007-09-23 07:46:18 PM
I'm really not surprised. St. Mary's county is just growing with no long term plan. New houses sprung up everywhere. They keep moving jobs from other bases to here. They chop down forests and put up a 5th tire store in a 1 block radius. Yes we have 5 tire stores within .25 miles of each other down here!

Over in Calvert they've realized the growth needs to stop and have done something about it. Everyone here is just greedily selling off land and up until a few months ago got way too much for it.

But the housing bubble just popped down here and people are screwed. They finally realized that refinancing their house to buy new cars and a boat was farking stupid and I know a naval officer that works a a video store to pay bills.

We're out of here by 2010.
 
2007-09-23 07:49:37 PM
I live in St. Mary's County and we ran out of water last year. We had to get a deeper well.
 
2007-09-23 07:50:02 PM
I'm from La Plata, so I'm really getting a kick outta these replies.

//no, really
 
2007-09-23 07:52:12 PM
Gwendolyn: I'm really not surprised. St. Mary's county is just growing with no long term plan. New houses sprung up everywhere. They keep moving jobs from other bases to here. They chop down forests and put up a 5th tire store in a 1 block radius. Yes we have 5 tire stores within .25 miles of each other down here!

Over in Calvert they've realized the growth needs to stop and have done something about it. Everyone here is just greedily selling off land and up until a few months ago got way too much for it.

But the housing bubble just popped down here and people are screwed. They finally realized that refinancing their house to buy new cars and a boat was farking stupid and I know a naval officer that works a a video store to pay bills.

We're out of here by 2010.



FAIL

FTA : La Plata... which is in Calvert County.
 
2007-09-23 08:10:09 PM
Everybody Panic!?
 
2007-09-23 08:11:30 PM
Oh, wait, this is scheduled to happen. No worries then, sorry.
 
2007-09-23 08:12:41 PM
Daddakamabb: FAIL

FTA : La Plata... which is in Calvert County


Double FAIL

La Plata is in Charles County.
 
2007-09-23 08:16:12 PM
I grew up* in southern Anne Arundel County, just a couple miles from the Anne Arundel/Calvert border. I didn't notice a lot of racism, but then again, I interacted with the local populace as infrequently as possible. Because, well, Southern Maryland pretty much sucks.

*I'm only 23, so this was pretty recent.
 
TSE
2007-09-23 08:18:47 PM
Trust This Girl: TSE I didn't say anything about Maryland. The dumb prize was awarded for excellence in illiteracy.

From TFA: LA PLATA, Md.


FAIL


Yes you do. I never mentioned anything about Maryland or the article that this thread is based on. I was commenting on someone else's comment.
 
2007-09-23 08:19:43 PM
Axana: Daddakamabb: FAIL

FTA : La Plata... which is in Calvert County

Double FAIL

La Plata is in Charles County.


Doh' your right... sorry. When I'm tired I get the C-named counties mixed up... apparently...
 
TSE
2007-09-23 08:23:03 PM
Daddakamabb: who are you talking to?

Those who suggested my initial comment was about Maryland.
 
2007-09-23 08:26:08 PM
TSE: Daddakamabb: who are you talking to?

Those who suggested my initial comment was about Maryland.


Yeah I picked up on that after you responded.
 
2007-09-23 08:26:49 PM
Daddakamabb: TSE: Daddakamabb: who are you talking to?

Those who suggested my initial comment was about Maryland.

Yeah I picked up on that after you responded.


To that person...

/geeze this is not my night
//going to bed
 
2007-09-23 08:34:12 PM
simpsonfan: What will happen if rationing is needed? everybody will probably have to cut back by a certain percentage. Mr Smith washes his car a lot, hoses his driveway, he is a water waster. Mr Jones is careful, he never wastes water, has low flow showerhead, etc. Rationing comes, Mr Smith just has to start being sensible about his water use, and he can meet the cutback. Mr Jones is so careful, he has no waste, nothing he can cut back on, he is screwed. No good deed goes unpunished. And when everybody is careful with water, the greedy developers pay off a few crooked politicians, new projects get approved, using more water.

I don't think rationing works like that. Usually, you're told how much you can use, and that's what you can use.
 
2007-09-23 08:55:03 PM
TypoFlyspray
Prince Georges County in southern Maryland is the only majority black county in the nation (or was as of two or three years ago).

Not the ONLY one. Just the RICHEST one.

/home sweet home
//I was a 14-20% minority from 3rd grade through high school graduation
///white male
 
2007-09-23 09:02:25 PM
La Plata? Calvert? What? the article says Charles County (which is where La Plata is of course).

Soooo yeah. I'm not sure who is failing what.

Regardless, Gwendolyn is right, southern maryland (not just st. mary's) is under rapid thoughtless expansion. I grew up there (from Maine as well) and have watched it change over the past 20 years, and not for the better at all (except the demolition of the "flat tops" by the main gate of Pax River).

Now, as far as racism, there are a lot of rednecks. A lot of rednecks are racists. But as has been pointed out, the redneck ratio is declining.

/lived south of lexington park, makes me a redneck expert, I went to Ridge Elem.
//Great Mills (class of 99)
 
2007-09-23 09:06:42 PM
ever think about keeping your prolific breeding down??
breed like rats,live like rats!
 
2007-09-23 09:08:09 PM
oh. forgot another thing...

PG County isn't southern maryland...and anne arundel...meh, not really southern maryland either
 
2007-09-23 09:19:54 PM
Foulu: I like to rub my Boobies

If this was caught by the filter, then its much more funny.
 
2007-09-23 09:23:01 PM
Suck it PG County. Baltimore County represent!
 
2007-09-23 09:28:59 PM
Apparently my grammar is quite humorous as well.
 
2007-09-23 09:37:36 PM
www.stmarystoday.com

this says it all people!

the best local rag EVER!
 
2007-09-23 09:47:39 PM
zalasur: Noticeably F.A.T.: Foulu: I like to rub my Boobies

Pics or it didn't happen

Um, the dude's name is Daniel (I checked his profile). No pics please, for the love of all that is holy and pure.


THIS
 
2007-09-23 10:04:36 PM
scheduled?

why not "expected" "anticipated" "predicted" or some other verb?
 
2007-09-23 10:14:41 PM
boot20: ...The area is bound by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and the Potomac River on the west, centered primarily on the cities of Waldorf, St. Charles and La Plata.

Hmmm...now where oh where could we find water...I give up.
 
2007-09-23 10:19:33 PM
nobodyUwannaknow
Sorry. My edyookashun in English is lacking. I blame the Thomas Stone High School (since we're name dropping here). Plus, any other word wouldn't have warranted a reply from you, and I wouldn't have read your user profile. Therefore, we all won as a result of my word choice.
 
2007-09-23 10:22:28 PM
Remember folks, HOAs demanding people to keep their lawns greens is the sole reason why water will run out in southern Maryland, because none of you ignorant tards ever use water...ever.

I'd love to live in a delusional state where all the world's environmental problems are caused by HOAs, SUV-driving Republicans, meat-eaters and those assholes who eat non-organic foods. Must make blaming everyone else so easy.
 
2007-09-23 10:26:53 PM
Axana: Daddakamabb: FAIL

FTA : La Plata... which is in Calvert County

Double FAIL

La Plata is in Charles County.


Triple FAIL La Plata is in California
/jk
 
2007-09-23 10:28:10 PM
YoungSweedishBlonde

True, but you have to agree that penalizing people for not keeping their lawn green when there is an obvious water shortage is ridiculous.

BTW, everyone, the water shortage is not news to us (in So. Md.). They've been telling us this for yeeears.
 
2007-09-23 10:35:17 PM
Foulu: I like to rub my Boobies

Posting that you like to rub your boobies... that'll get ya a profile view...
 
2007-09-23 10:36:01 PM
stolibro: Foulu: I like to rub my Boobies

Posting that you like to rub your boobies... that'll get ya a profile view...


AAAHHHH.. where's the MMORPG-Bleach?
 
TSE
2007-09-23 10:49:37 PM
sten: Now, as far as racism, there are a lot of rednecks. A lot of rednecks are racists.

You win second place, dumb prize for 2007.
 
2007-09-23 11:30:58 PM
How many cities and villages have been abandoned in our history? (That we have uncovered). We're not supposed to stay in one place too long. You use up the resources in an area, you leave.

Or you know, use up a little bit of the resources in an area, then you move to another one. So that the environment is sustainable, and renewable.

This is more difficult now because of our population size, but people always expect things to stay the same, when all we can do is expect for them not to, and try to adapt to it.

/rant over
 
2007-09-23 11:56:15 PM
So to all those SoMarylanders out there... you all know who is to blame for all of this right? Cheney Enterprises! Those guys have been developing the poop out of Waldorf, La Plata and the surrounding areas for years.

Also, just to be fair... its not just the white rednecks that are racist in Southern Maryland. The urban sprawl out of DC has driven a large population of black and hispanic families into Charles County and their attitudes are no better than the SMIBs when it comes to race relations. The whole area is going down the tubes and everyone is to blame. I really hope my parents move out of the area soon.
 
2007-09-23 11:56:22 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2007-09-24 03:06:05 AM
i22.photobucket.com

Looks like northeast corner of maryland is to blame. Though thats just from 1990, since I already had that data sitting around. Most of the aquifers either flow south or east, so that would be the groundwater problem.
 
2007-09-24 03:48:08 AM
haha SMIBS
 
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