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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Mexico's newest export to US: water   (southtownstar.suntimes.com) divider line 41
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2011-10-16 12:43:00 AM
At first I was worried about ole' Montezuma's Revenge, but then I realized they were talking about desalinization. Nobody really heads south of the border for vacations anymore, I don't see how massive desalinization operations could hurt the region any more than an eyesore.
 
2011-10-16 12:49:07 AM
We need to build an electrified fence to keep that damn dirty Mexican water from stealing our jerbs! Or something.
 
2011-10-16 01:14:17 AM
img717.imageshack.us

I just thought of a great way to market the water.
 
2011-10-16 02:58:38 AM
Mexican water? Better bring out the Pepto Bismol and amoxicillin.

/Mexican versions of soft drinks, on the other hand, are so much better...
 
2011-10-16 02:59:00 AM
This water sounds like a good thing; it could cut your lawn, wash your windows and pick your fruit. Unfortunately it won't pay taxes and might rape your children. For and against are the options so it's easy to dismiss.
 
2011-10-16 03:00:38 AM
Increases in Imodium production can't be far behind.
 
2011-10-16 03:03:14 AM

ceebeecates4: Nobody really heads south of the border for vacations anymore


That's what is the saddest thing of all. And it's our fault, with our Prohibition "temperance" attitude on drugs. Didn't we learn eighty years ago that Prohibition just creates violence?

/Paging Ken Burns...
 
2011-10-16 03:06:32 AM

Godscrack: [img717.imageshack.us image 277x426]

I just thought of a great way to market the water.


I did Nazi that coming.
 
2011-10-16 03:07:49 AM

fusillade762: We need to build an electrified fence to keep that damn dirty Mexican water from stealing our jerbs! Or something.


You know if we electrified the fence, all that would happen is they'd hook extension cords to it, steal a bunch of pole pig transformers and step it down to 120v so they can have free electricity.
 
2011-10-16 03:08:58 AM
We already HAVE Corona.
 
2011-10-16 03:11:48 AM
Mexico water. hmmmmm. How about saying you want canadian water and need a pipeline to the U.S.. But instead of water in that line, you put oil from Alberta in it. It's a win win.

/But there is supposedly a ban on water shipped from canada, over a certain amount, but the sheeple will never notice until that line becomes contaminated with oil.
 
2011-10-16 03:19:23 AM
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It's not real Mexican water if you don't see this in the bottom. Or floating dead at the top.
 
2011-10-16 04:02:49 AM
I LOVE DIARRHEA!!!
 
2011-10-16 04:14:20 AM
I've had some good times in CJ and Mat... mostly in the 80's. Even then, I didn't drink the water unless it had greater than a 4.7% ABV, or was squeezed out of a cactus at some point.
 
2011-10-16 04:26:56 AM
G,bye LA. G bye San fran

That is all.
 
2011-10-16 04:53:38 AM
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I'll buy it as long as it has this logo. That way I'll know it's legit
 
2011-10-16 05:24:50 AM
Yay! Casual racism thread!
 
2011-10-16 05:29:44 AM
pound sand California. No water for joo.
 
2011-10-16 06:13:26 AM
Anybody figured out the cost of desalinisation? It makes no sense to build the plant in mexico.
 
2011-10-16 06:17:31 AM

GungFu: [earthfirst.com image 520x359]

It's not real Mexican water if you don't see this in the bottom. Or floating dead at the top.


Why are axolotls so damn cute?
 
2011-10-16 06:46:53 AM
Heh. Water wars are returning to a country nearest you in the 21st Century, submitter.

Gonna be fun.
 
2011-10-16 06:51:12 AM
mudkip?

images.wikia.com

/hot
 
2011-10-16 06:59:58 AM
I'm sorry, but I just cannot drink anything that has Mexican water in it. Not even Mexican coke.
 
2011-10-16 07:22:38 AM
Are they still working on that plan to pipe water in to Vegas from the Mississippi river too?
 
2011-10-16 07:24:22 AM

nstutsman: Are they still working on that plan to pipe water in to Vegas from the Mississippi river too?


Yes, but due to budget constrictions, they'll be hand carrying it in buckets.
 
2011-10-16 08:46:46 AM

Worst.Fark handle. ever.: I'm sorry, but I just cannot drink anything that has Mexican water in it. Not even Mexican coke.


It keeps you runnin'
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It keeps you runnin'
 
2011-10-16 09:01:59 AM
Godscrack: [img717.imageshack.us image 277x426]

I just thought of a great way to market the water.


I did Nazi that Godwin coming. Most troll scores only go up to ten, but yours goes all the way to 11.
 
2011-10-16 09:06:32 AM

GungFu: [earthfirst.com image 520x359]

It's not real Mexican water if you don't see this in the bottom. Or floating dead at the top.


People Axolotl questions when that happens.
 
2011-10-16 09:08:40 AM
Presumably they want to put the desalination plants just over the border, to avoid all those pesky environmental regulations.
Just another example of outsourcing.
 
2011-10-16 09:25:38 AM
They'll add the fracking chemicals at the border so it has that sweet American™ taste.
 
2011-10-16 09:28:04 AM

seitzer: We already HAVE Corona.


Aaand we're done!
 
2011-10-16 10:06:04 AM

BitwiseShift: They'll add the fracking chemicals at the border so it has that sweet American™ taste.


well done
 
2011-10-16 10:16:44 AM
If California is so short of water why don't they turn off "Joe Geever, California policy coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation, an environmentalist group that has fought the Carlsbad plant for years in court". It's amazing that a person can make enough money working for an environmentalist group trying to make the environment unlivable that they don't care what water costs. Or that there are enough people living in California giving money to the groups that don't want them to live in California to make those groups profitable.
 
2011-10-16 10:41:47 AM
Why don't they just use all the water melting off the glaciers and such (Greenland, etc). This way people get fresh water and our ocean don't get screwed up as much.
 
2011-10-16 10:44:39 AM

Worst.Fark handle. ever.: I'm sorry, but I just cannot drink anything that has Mexican water in it. Not even Mexican coke.


I don't get the fascination with Mexican Coke - it's farking sugar water with a bit of caramel flavor and a lot of sugar ad a little bit of caffeine. It's not even enough caffeine to do anything for me but the American Coke has about the same amount as far as I can tell.


It's much more expensive than American Coke too and probably hasn't even been transported as far - or maybe it has. If I want caffeine I drink coffee from people who get paid dirt for their troubles. If I want sugar - well, I don't really want sugar much so I don't know.
 
2011-10-16 11:44:15 AM

Happy Hours: I don't get the fascination with Mexican Coke - it's farking sugar water with a bit of caramel flavor and a lot of sugar ad a little bit of caffeine. It's not even enough caffeine to do anything for me but the American Coke has about the same amount as far as I can tell.


HFCS tastes like dirt... or, it has an "earthy, gritty" flavor that just doesn't appeal to me at all. After having gone without for a while, you can decidedly tell the difference between the old school, full cane sugar coke, and the HFCS coke.

For people who don't want more than a single soda in a day, it's a great alternative that has less overall impact on health... minimizing the harm for the maximum pleasure gained.

/My $.02
 
2011-10-16 12:04:45 PM
As someone who's been to the Salton Sea, I'm excited to see what wonders Mexican water can do for us.
 
2011-10-16 02:34:06 PM
No es bueno, hombre.
 
2011-10-16 08:18:41 PM
Nothing new there. Mexico has been exporting fruits & vegetables (mostly water) for years now.
 
2011-10-17 12:08:24 AM
"All the Bolivia scenes were filmed in Mexico, where almost the entire cast and crew, and the director, came down with Montezuma's Revenge (severe diarrhea caused by drinking Mexico's notoriously polluted water). Only Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Katharine Ross were spared, because they refused to drink the water catered on the set and stuck to drinking soda and alcohol for the duration of the shoot."

I think I'll pass...
 
2011-10-17 03:56:07 AM

belhade: "All the Bolivia scenes were filmed in Mexico, where almost the entire cast and crew, and the director, came down with Montezuma's Revenge (severe diarrhea caused by drinking Mexico's notoriously polluted water). Only Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Katharine Ross were spared, because they refused to drink the water catered on the set and stuck to drinking soda and alcohol for the duration of the shoot."

I think I'll pass...


Make sure the water (AND water-based drinks, including tea and coffee) you have in Mexico came from a bottle, and if you have a moderately healthy immune system, and you will be fine. But use tap water, and Montezuma will take it as an invitation.

warning for all who will have the desalinized water in their taps: install whole-house water filters, and clean them out a LOT. Or replace all of your plumbing way more often than necessary and learn how to use muriatic acid as a cleaning agent, your choice.
 
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