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(Fox News)   Minnesota; Land of 10,000 Lakes.....3,200 of which tested positive for Cocaine   (foxnews.com) divider line 60
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2013-05-17 11:53:42 AM
Had to Google it since I don't trust anything Faux News says, but yeah, you have to slurp through a lot of DEET in order to get to the Columbian booger sugar.
 
2013-05-17 11:54:13 AM
I'm going to make a wild-ass guess and say that something is wrong with the test.
 
2013-05-17 11:54:43 AM
Man, I have to party in Minnesota more.
 
2013-05-17 11:54:51 AM
That'll teach them to legalise gay marriage.
 
2013-05-17 11:55:06 AM
3,141 of those had recently hosted Minnesota Vikings party cruises.
 
2013-05-17 11:55:09 AM
So what about the mirror lakes?
 
2013-05-17 11:55:11 AM
We need to drug test our lakes before they get any money from the EPA.
 
2013-05-17 11:57:34 AM
Well subby can't read, they tested 50 not all. They didn't give the amounts which I bet are trace amounts that could have come from anything.
 
2013-05-17 11:57:34 AM
"A veritable hodgepodge of chemicals - including cocaine, synthetic estrogen and antidepressants..."

forgot butter
 
2013-05-17 11:57:51 AM
This was the scary comment

Ferrey said he was astonished that cocaine was discovered in nearly one-third of Minnesota lakes tested, some of which had little human use.

Ground water contamination??
 
2013-05-17 11:58:38 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: We need to drug test our lakes before they get any money from the EPA.


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2013-05-17 11:58:57 AM
So we're going to see a Zazz Blammymatazz reunion at the state fair soon?

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2013-05-17 11:59:03 AM

Langdon Alger: "A veritable hodgepodge of chemicals - including cocaine, synthetic estrogen and antidepressants..."

forgot butter


1heckofaguy.com
 
2013-05-17 11:59:10 AM
GIS: big island minnetonka
 
2013-05-17 11:59:47 AM
That explains why the citizens of Lake Wobegon are above average.
 
2013-05-17 12:00:26 PM

ChipNASA: This was the scary comment

Ferrey said he was astonished that cocaine was discovered in nearly one-third of Minnesota lakes tested, some of which had little human use.

Ground water contamination??


nope.

ethicalprogress.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-17 12:00:39 PM

bluorangefyre: Had to Google it since I don't trust anything Faux News says, but yeah, you have to slurp through a lot of DEET in order to get to the Columbian booger sugar.


DEET DEET DEET!!
 
2013-05-17 12:02:50 PM
www.casavaria.com
 
2013-05-17 12:03:26 PM

ChipNASA: This was the scary comment

Ferrey said he was astonished that cocaine was discovered in nearly one-third of Minnesota lakes tested, some of which had little human use.

Ground water contamination??


Yep. We've been polluting as fast and as hard as possible, in an effort to make our sweet sweet freshwater unappealing to all those southern bastards. YOU HEAR ME, Louisiana_Sitar_Club?? YOUR MOVE.
 
2013-05-17 12:03:52 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-05-17 12:04:06 PM
Remember when the police would test money from suspects to see if it contained traces of cocaine, thus resulting in the confiscation of the money as 'drug money', even though it was just some persons life savings or 'don't trust banks' cash.

/A very large percentage of U.S. currency has all sorts of drug residue on it.
//Dollar bills have stripper residue.
 
2013-05-17 12:05:49 PM
data.whicdn.com
 
2013-05-17 12:06:00 PM
Well, there goes my EPA Grant. 'Cause I guarantee you there're trace amounts of cocaine on the $20s in my pocket. Yours, too.

Pop Quiz - name the Hollywood producer who pee'd in Minnesota's lakes.
 
2013-05-17 12:06:54 PM

vudukungfu: So what about the mirror lakes?


What lakes on the mirror side might look like:
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2013-05-17 12:06:55 PM
"A veritable hodgepodge of chemicals - including cocaine, synthetic estrogen and antidepressants..."

I didn't even know my little lake was depressed.  Poor thing.
 
2013-05-17 12:07:22 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-17 12:10:10 PM
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-05-17 12:10:26 PM

MightyPez: So we're going to see a Zazz Blammymatazz reunion at the state fair soon?


That video pretty nuch sums up the 1980s hair era.
 
2013-05-17 12:11:43 PM
www.yurock.net
 
2013-05-17 12:14:43 PM
cl.jroo.me
 
2013-05-17 12:15:33 PM
That's why the Walleye here is so white, tender and flaky.
 
2013-05-17 12:17:32 PM
Its a shame , but it was going to happen one way or another.

Everyone is so concerned about the lake but what about your body?
 
2013-05-17 12:21:43 PM
in other news.... we now know how most people 'cope' with those long, dark, cold, northern winters.
 
2013-05-17 12:27:22 PM
Are they really sure it's cocaine, or is it simply that whatever chemicals ARE present, trigger a positive result?
 
2013-05-17 12:28:36 PM
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No, no WAY this is too much cocaine!
 
2013-05-17 12:32:22 PM

Sofa King Smart: in other news.... we now know how most people 'cope' with those long, dark, cold, northern winters.


Possibly, but there's still plenty of drinking and passive-aggression too.
 
2013-05-17 12:35:38 PM
Minnesota is a horrible place!
 
2013-05-17 12:36:34 PM

neversubmit: [www.casavaria.com image 562x316]


That's actually really strange. I was just reading that exact link earlier this morning.
 
2013-05-17 12:54:31 PM

impaler: GIS: big island minnetonka


Maaaaan, I grew up in the wrong part of the state.
 
2013-05-17 01:05:03 PM

pi8you: impaler: GIS: big island minnetonka

Maaaaan, I grew up in the wrong part of the state.


It was all fun and games until someone drowned and rescuers couldn't get past the drunken boaters.
 
2013-05-17 01:07:34 PM
i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-17 01:10:28 PM
 
2013-05-17 01:12:48 PM
One experiment conducted in a Canadian lake found that two years after synthetic estrogen was added at a concentration of five parts per trillion - the equivalent of adding five drops to 15 or 20 swimming pools, Ferrey said - the fathead minnow population crashed and its trout numbers began to decrease.

Scientists reported that if not for the courage of the fearless crew, the minnow would be lost.

The minnow would be lost.
 
2013-05-17 01:15:34 PM
Have you any idea what the street value of this lake is?
 
2013-05-17 01:19:44 PM
Ok, google is getting scary.

I just got a new Android a couple days ago, and a google app on it just recommend I go to "Big Island Swim & Surf company." That's not all, it's also displaying "19 minutes" with directions from my current location.

This was after I GISed "big island" on my desktop computer.
 
2013-05-17 01:19:54 PM
What have we got now, a population of 300 million?

Too many people doing too many things and nature can't absorb their messes anymore.

Of course, that bit about the pig antibiotic that is known to cause cancer and is legal in the US caught my attention.

I used to love to wander in the forests as a kid and recently used Google Earth to study my county, hoping to find some nice, wild areas where I could occasionally go and decompress. Big Surprise; none are left. They're all developed or bought up and fenced off.

We need to get seriously into space real soon and start bleeding off excess population.
 
2013-05-17 01:37:50 PM
No wonder all the hot women are in Minnesota
 
2013-05-17 01:38:45 PM
Puget Sound has so much caffeine in it that scientists in Washington State had to abandon plans to use caffeine to trace water flow.

And in Italy, water from the River Po was used to estimate that there were over 100,000 cocaine users in the river basin (which includes Venice).

Many of the chemicals we consume through food or the drugs we take, legally or illegally, are not destroyed by our bodies and pass with our water. This is a major problem for species which can be damaged or even sex-changed by our drugs. Male salmon and other critters downstream from us humans have been feminized by our estrogen-mimic chemicals, and the viruses we shed are damaging coral reefs and other important living things.

And that doesn't even count the giant dead zones, some of them as large as the states and provinces that we use as units of area: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Wales, Prince Edward Island, etc.

Most people are clueless on how much we have modified the environment even before the Industrial Revolution, and on the consequences for living things, including us.

I am especially annoyed by those religious and poltiical types who say that humans are hubristic if they think they can affect the world. This may seem to have been true before certain countries (the climate change skeptical ones) acquired enough nuclear bombs to destroy life on Earth several times over, but it wasn't. We have been modifying the world on a global scale since we started to use fire, not just to cook our food and to keep warm, but to burn off forest and grasslands to farm or to hunt animals.

Seeing as there's lots of evidence of humans burning the environment on a large scale (for example, evidence of fires in valleys where natural fires are started by lightning on hill tops), a sensible person would know that this myth is wrong. It is a religious conviction, based on the idea that God is Great rather than a fact based on evidence or observation. A good observer would have noticed the smoke, which can be seen as vast areas of brown smog visible in satellite photos.

Humans burn more land than natural fires from lightning strikes and burning coal seams.

Humans move more earth than erosion.

Humans affect air and water quality everywhere, not just where they live.

In short, the claim that humans can't affect the global environment not only begs the question of anthropogenic climate change, our effect on the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect, and other clearly global forms of pollution but also is plain wrong.

The evidence is everywhere--Coke cans under the ice in the Arctic or Antartica, massive amounts of plastic killing fish and krill and sea birds in the most inaccessible parts of the Oceans, smoke and smog visible on continent sized satellite photos and the run-of-the-mill damage which means that there is scarcely anything like a virgin forest anywhere. Even the great Amazonian rainforest was farmed by humans centuries ago, and the soil still bears the changes they made, even though these were actually innocuous or beneficial compared to the trashing us moderns are giving the same vast area.

In short, there is nothing that humans have not touched and sullied with often disastrous consequences and anybody who says otherwise is abusing Scriptures and Pseudo-Science and Political Propaganda.

A lot of the worst criminals in this respect should be hung from the lamp posts for prostituting their minds and their voices to corporations and governments that don't care about anything beyond short term pseudo-profits, leaving all of us to pay the damages.

And that's not just me. The Science shows that they are fools and scoundrels and that their world is not sustainable, or even the real world. It is as much a false world of wishful thinking and truthiness as the Matrix or the Big Rock Candy Mountain Top Strip Mining Operations their pay masters run, as much a lie as anything the Communists or Nazis put into circulation for their own evil or ruthless purposes.
 
2013-05-17 01:39:38 PM

moops: I'm going to make a wild-ass guess and say that something is wrong with the test.


They might want to take a look at some of the people that took the samples or ran the tests, or at the equipment involved.
Clearly they're talking about trace amounts; but given the amount of water involved, it's much more likely something like cocaine came from another source.
Deet is another story - given the nature of the Minnesota mosquito, I would expect about a 10% solution.
 
2013-05-17 02:00:42 PM
"That was astonishing," Mark Ferrey, lead researcher of the new report released Monday by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, told the newspaper. "We need to look in the mirror. No matter what we use, it finds its way into the environment."
Sounds like that's part of the problem to begin with...
 
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