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(Daily Mail)   Water ends soda's two decade long reign as America's favorite drink. Wait... water? Like from out of the toilet?   ( divider line
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2013-03-13 10:26:46 AM  
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I remember when and why I got into the habit of bottled water.

I moved into a new apartment.  It was in a kinda-old building, maybe 40 or 50 years old.  The water had a funny, foul taste to it.  I would have coped with the taste, but I used it for watering my plants.

My houseplants began to die, rapidly.  Turning yellow and sickly within just a few days, with the only change being the new city water.

I stopped drinking the water, and started buying bottles and jugs of water at the store for drinking and watering houseplants.

Last Christmas I got a Pur filter for the sink.  Not perfect, but I can tell it's gone a long way to making the water drinkable.  I tried using it on the plants.  Whatever was in the water that was killing the plants was filtered out.

If you've got really good local water, good for you, but water for others may well be horrible.  Even if it's officially okay, once it leaves the water mains and goes through old pipes into old buildings, it can be pretty nasty.
2013-03-13 09:17:22 AM  
1 vote:
Ahh, the power of marketing propaganda vs stupid people.

If you buy expensive "imported" water in bottles, all you are doing is supporting the privatization of the worlds water supply. People are being arrested and jailed for tapping into aquifers that have been monopolized by the soda pop companies, even from their own land. The world bank manufactures a debt in a nation like Fiji or Argentina or Nicaragua by exploiting natural disasters or using the United Nations to put pressure on those countries to upgrade infrastructure, then demand those nations borrow money from that World Bank, and the politicians of those countries in their efforts to pay off those "debts", privatize and sell off the entire country's water supply to a soda pop company in return for lots of cash money for themselves.

Farmers who were once able to pump water for their crops from their own wells, now have to pay for that same water, and pay a LOT.

It's WATER, people. WATER.
2013-03-13 08:56:57 AM  
1 vote:
I still don't get bottled water, or filtered water so much.

When I'm thirsty I have this little knob I can turn. Water comes out and I drink it. It's so cheap sometimes I just spray it all over myself.

Apparently it's more tightly controlled than the stuff on the shelves, and it's piped right to my house.
2013-03-13 08:56:39 AM  
1 vote:
I'm doing my part to make it BEER instead.
2013-03-13 08:48:28 AM  
1 vote:
58 gallons of water + 44 gallons of soda = 102 gallons per year

So 35 ounces of water a day?! Are most people walking around severely dehydrated all the time?
2013-03-13 08:35:53 AM  
1 vote:
Jokes on us though, we still buy the shiat from Pepsi Co when in reality those 'spring' waters are prolly some guy named Buck filling them up in his bath tub.
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