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(Mother Jones)   We can now make snow from poop, but should we?   (motherjones.com) divider line 22
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2013-01-24 12:30:43 AM
♫Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow♫
 
2013-01-24 12:31:21 AM
OKAY, SNOW IS COMING OUT.
 
2013-01-24 12:32:22 AM
Not when Flagstaff is a one-day drive from Taos. Hell, the drive to Park City is just a little bit longer in the other direction. Or split the difference and drive just as long to Crested Butte. Durango is only five hours away. And if none of those appeal to you, you can fly to Denver in four hours and have your pick of Summit County mountains.

YOU LIVE IN FARKING ARIZONA. YOU CANNOT SKI THERE.
 
2013-01-24 01:04:00 AM
Poop thread!
 
2013-01-24 02:02:30 AM
I was in Tasmania and saw a sculpture that, I'm not shiatting you, mechanically digests food and turns it into poop; there's a daily "feeding" at the museum where it's kept. Yes, some things should never be done. And some things cannot be unsmelled...

/it's called "Cloaca" and was built by Wim Delvoye especially for the museum
//because they promised to "feed" it
 
2013-01-24 02:50:37 AM
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2013-01-24 03:26:37 AM

FishyFred: you can fly to Denver in four hours and have your pick of Summit County mountains.


Breckenridge is awful this year. You might as well ski on poop.
 
2013-01-24 04:18:10 AM
This kind of thing reminds me of fracking. It's the addict scraping the last bits of crack off the pipe to smoke again. It's the housewife squeezing the last drop of water from a dish towel.

For god's sakes, people. They are trying to make SNOW out of SEWAGE. This is when you should be asking yourself if your should be trying to ski in THE farkING DESERT.

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2013-01-24 04:24:44 AM
FTFA: "Actually, almost everyone drinks reclaimed water," Snyder says. "People get their water from sources that have a lot of waste in them."

Unless it's been locked in an Antarctic ice core for the last 50,000 years, there's a very good chance that whatever water you're drinking has been pissed or shiat out by at least one animal at some point since humanity came on the scene. It's the water cycle...
 
2013-01-24 07:01:40 AM
Meh, I've heard about ski resorts using raw sewage in their snow makers for years now.
 
2013-01-24 07:16:41 AM
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Always RTFM before you attempt to make snow.
 
2013-01-24 07:27:33 AM
Did anyone notice this, or was this on purpose?
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2013-01-24 07:38:27 AM
I drive past several NoNJ ski resorts weekly (old Action Park area). judging by how the bulk of skiers & snow-boarders insist on dressing coupled with their smug sense of self-worth while using Mommy's credit card in the local Get & Go, i'm all for pissing on skiers. A larger group of entitled dooshbags I've never seen. Pee on them, poop on them. Hell, vomit on them if you possibly can. and if the arsewipes on the tiny Jersey hills are in any way indicative of skiers in big snow areas like Vermont and CO, i'm surprised their locals have not combined hunting season with ski season.
 
2013-01-24 08:02:25 AM

FishyFred: Or split the difference and drive just as long to Crested Butte.


More like Crusty Butte, AMIRITE
 
2013-01-24 08:21:54 AM

Ishkur: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 359x296]


Came for this reference.

Poop...poop finds a way.

/Would also have accepted 'Jeff Goldblum is watching you make snow.'
 
2013-01-24 08:53:11 AM
"Ski Mt. E-Coli. You'll have lots of memorable runs."
 
2013-01-24 09:15:45 AM
You'll be up shiat creek without a ski pole before this is over.
 
2013-01-24 10:39:51 AM

FishyFred: Not when Flagstaff is a one-day drive from Taos. Hell, the drive to Park City is just a little bit longer in the other direction. Or split the difference and drive just as long to Crested Butte. Durango is only five hours away. And if none of those appeal to you, you can fly to Denver in four hours and have your pick of Summit County mountains.

YOU LIVE IN FARKING ARIZONA. YOU CANNOT SKI THERE.


Actually, you can in Flagstaff, as well as the White Mountains. Northern Arizona is a cold, high altitude, snowy climate. Flagstaff gets very similar winter patrters to SLC, now that you bring up Utah, and has actually been getting better winters than Salt Lake in the last few years anyway. They had a storm the winter before last that dropped close to 4 feet overnight on the town, which is far lower elevation than the ski resort.

Snowbowl has been around forever, they just shouldn't be making snow, that's the difference here. Over to the East, they have Sunrise, and while that one has been making snow, they don't have to pump it UP the farking mountain to do it. Besides, TFA is a little misleading. 9,000 is the bottom of Snowbowl. The top of the San Francisco peaks is about 13,000 feet, plenty high enough for snow. The real problem is the fact that there is already water on the peaks, but they want to send it down the hill and bottle it, then pump water back up the mountain. That's where things actually get stupid.

Yeah, let's get skiers to drive for a day, drive down to Phoenix and then fly to Denver, burning fuel all the way so that you can make your point. It sure as hell won't pump any more pollutants into the air, now will it? And Park City isn't "slightly longer" than a "days' drive", it's actually much shorter. 30 minutes outside of SLC on good weather days, and 9-12 hours from SLC to Flag, depending on the number of stops along the way. Maybe you should do some research first before you start posting "facts" about Arizona, distances, driving times, etc...
 
2013-01-24 01:42:43 PM

Hawnkee: Meh, I've heard about ski resorts using raw sewage in their snow makers for years now.


Also, mother nature's been doing it in Mexico City for years.
 
2013-01-24 03:11:42 PM
it is always fun to go to Flagstaff in the winter to see the idiots who believe that all Arizona is like Phoenix.  Shorts and flip flops in the snow.
 
2013-01-24 03:26:58 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: They are trying to make SNOW out of SEWAGE.


Actually, it is treated and not raw. For the most part you could tweak the processes just a little bit and pump it right back into the potable water system and it would meet the drinking water standards.

Typically, it is cleaner that what comes out of most rivers.
 
2013-01-24 06:25:42 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: Ishkur: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 359x296]

Came for this reference.

Poop...poop finds a way.

/Would also have accepted 'Jeff Goldblum is watching you make snow.'


I came twice
 
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