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(AZ Family)   Faced with a looming water shortage, Arizona leaders are looking at building a water desalinization plant. Which would be great if Arizona was anywhere near salt water   (azfamily.com) divider line 142
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2014-02-24 08:41:53 AM  
Maybe we could tow them out to sea.
 
2014-02-24 08:41:56 AM  
*gratuitous Bill Hicks reference*
 
2014-02-24 08:43:46 AM  
And yet, libs love Nevada, because Harry.....

Live in the desert, build big cities, whine about water shortages. Smart.
 
2014-02-24 08:45:47 AM  
And yet, there no doubt are a bunch of local HOAs that insist people have lawns and keep them watered...
 
2014-02-24 08:46:06 AM  
Pump it from the Salton Sea?
Pump up the undrinkable water beneath salt flats?
Pipeline from San Diego?
Plant in San Diego, then pump the fresh water to Arizona?
 
2014-02-24 08:48:13 AM  
California will fall into the sea soon. At least, that's the Weather Man prophecy.
 
2014-02-24 08:48:35 AM  
Wow, they'd have enough salt to last forever.
 
2014-02-24 08:49:03 AM  
FTA: State water officials are warning that Arizona must start looking into other drinking water sources or face a crisis as soon as 25 years from now.


Welp, they're farked. There isn't a politician alive who cares about "25 years from now."
 
2014-02-24 08:49:39 AM  
www.google.com

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.
 
2014-02-24 08:51:42 AM  
I got some ocean front property in Arizona. From my front porch you can see the sea...
 
2014-02-24 08:52:03 AM  
Ummm why will it take decades to design a desalinization plant? That is off the shelf tech. Their problem is not being near a source of salt water.....
 
2014-02-24 08:53:34 AM  

generallyso: FTA: State water officials are warning that Arizona must start looking into other drinking water sources or face a crisis as soon as 25 years from now.


Welp, they're farked. There isn't a politician alive who cares about "25 years from now."


Unless they're talking about Social Security.
 
2014-02-24 08:54:26 AM  
We reserve the right to refuse to serve water to Arizona.
Signed,
Civilized world.
 
2014-02-24 08:54:35 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Pump it from the Salton Sea?
Pump up the undrinkable water beneath salt flats?
Pipeline from San Diego?
Plant in San Diego, then pump the fresh water to Arizona?


If it ever shows up in San Diego, we're keeping it.
 
2014-02-24 08:54:40 AM  

qorkfiend: generallyso: FTA: State water officials are warning that Arizona must start looking into other drinking water sources or face a crisis as soon as 25 years from now.


Welp, they're farked. There isn't a politician alive who cares about "25 years from now."

Unless they're talking about Social Security.


Which must be cut immediately.
To save it.
 
2014-02-24 08:55:12 AM  

Obama's Left Nut: Ummm why will it take decades to design a desalinization plant? That is off the shelf tech. Their problem is not being near a source of salt water.....


The US has a long-running disease called 'NIMBY' which makes construction of infrastructure take far longer than it should.
 
2014-02-24 08:55:52 AM  
Using the same logic as the SS cutters, if the people of Arizona simply use less water, there will be more in the future.
Or perhaps no more water for people over, say, 80 years old.
 
2014-02-24 08:56:12 AM  
Processing the sweat of poor immigrants passing through?
 
2014-02-24 08:57:49 AM  

generallyso: FTA: State water officials are warning that Arizona must start looking into other drinking water sources or face a crisis as soon as 25 years from now.


Welp, they're farked. There isn't a politician alive who cares about "25 years from now."


Add in that most of the states voting population will also be dead 25 years from now.
 
2014-02-24 08:59:21 AM  
Put it in Arizona Bay
 
2014-02-24 09:00:04 AM  
They shouldn't have a problem if they can just figure out a way to shoot the salt out of the sea water.
 
2014-02-24 09:00:05 AM  

Thunderpipes: And yet, libs love Nevada, because Harry.....

Live in the desert, build big cities, whine about water shortages. Smart.



And CONS who have nothing to contribute, point fingers and launch random attacks.
 
2014-02-24 09:00:14 AM  
Don't they have some mountains in Arizona? Is there snow / ice at the top of those mountains, or are those really dry also?
 
2014-02-24 09:04:21 AM  

Thunderpipes: And yet, libs love Nevada, because Harry.....

Live in the desert, build big cities, whine about water shortages. Smart.


t1.gstatic.com
 
2014-02-24 09:04:33 AM  

Vertdang: [www.google.com image 256x217]

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.


exactly!  steal it from Mexico!
 
2014-02-24 09:06:20 AM  

generallyso: Welp, they're farked. There isn't a politician alive who cares about "25 years from now."


www.renewableenergymagazine.com
 
2014-02-24 09:06:23 AM  

Vertdang: [www.google.com image 256x217]

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.


That's the first thing that occurred to me, too.  We're a lot closer to ocean than most people realize.  Also, if you read TFA, another option is the treatment of brackish ground water, and we're definitely on top of a bunch of that.

Seriously, this doesn't begin to crack the top 100 stupid things happening here.  In fact, this is remarkably forward thinking for a state that sold (and leases back) it's govenment buildings and can't find a way to fund it's own parks systems or repair it's crumbling infrastructure.  This is the least stupid thing I've read about my state in a very long time.
 
2014-02-24 09:06:30 AM  

Arkanaut: Don't they have some mountains in Arizona? Is there snow / ice at the top of those mountains, or are those really dry also?


The snow they get feeds either the Gila or Colorado river. Even so they're using more than they get. So the only solution is ground water which is saline.
 
2014-02-24 09:11:11 AM  

whatsupchuck: Vertdang: [www.google.com image 256x217]

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.

That's the first thing that occurred to me, too.  We're a lot closer to ocean than most people realize.  Also, if you read TFA, another option is the treatment of brackish ground water, and we're definitely on top of a bunch of that.

Seriously, this doesn't begin to crack the top 100 stupid things happening here.  In fact, this is remarkably forward thinking for a state that sold (and leases back) it's govenment buildings and can't find a way to fund it's own parks systems or repair it's crumbling infrastructure.  This is the least stupid thing I've read about my state in a very long time.


How the fark did that make sense to anybody?
 
2014-02-24 09:11:39 AM  

had98c: Wow, they'd have enough salt to last forever.


How silly can you get?
 
2014-02-24 09:12:08 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: *gratuitous Bill Hicks reference*


Came here for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-02-24 09:14:07 AM  
Or you could, you know, STOP LIVING IN THE FARKING DESERT, you ignorant dopes.

Then again, it's Arizona. Maybe the stupid will dry up when the water's gone.
 
2014-02-24 09:15:47 AM  
Telling people to stop water lawns and building golf courses in the desert shockingly absent.
 
2014-02-24 09:17:22 AM  

jaemcsd: Thunderpipes: And yet, libs love Nevada, because Harry.....

Live in the desert, build big cities, whine about water shortages. Smart.


And CONS who have nothing to contribute, point fingers and launch random attacks.


You confuse me with your President.
 
2014-02-24 09:17:30 AM  
Simple. Let every mexican who wants to work in the US bring in a bucket of fresh water as his/her ticket. I are a problem solver.
 
2014-02-24 09:18:37 AM  

MFAWG: whatsupchuck: Vertdang: [www.google.com image 256x217]

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.

That's the first thing that occurred to me, too.  We're a lot closer to ocean than most people realize.  Also, if you read TFA, another option is the treatment of brackish ground water, and we're definitely on top of a bunch of that.

Seriously, this doesn't begin to crack the top 100 stupid things happening here.  In fact, this is remarkably forward thinking for a state that sold (and leases back) it's govenment buildings and can't find a way to fund it's own parks systems or repair it's crumbling infrastructure.  This is the least stupid thing I've read about my state in a very long time.

How the fark did that make sense to anybody?


It's not uncommon for a business to build a building, sell it, then rent the space back.

/ TMYK
 
2014-02-24 09:18:40 AM  

MFAWG: whatsupchuck: Seriously, this doesn't begin to crack the top 100 stupid things happening here.  In fact, this is remarkably forward thinking for a state that sold (and leases back) it's govenment buildings and can't find a way to fund it's own parks systems or repair it's crumbling infrastructure.  This is the least stupid thing I've read about my state in a very long time.

How the fark did that make sense to anybody?


cdn.aag.com
 
2014-02-24 09:20:37 AM  
Urine is salty.
 
2014-02-24 09:22:16 AM  

Born_Again_Bavarian: MFAWG: whatsupchuck: Vertdang: [www.google.com image 256x217]

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.

That's the first thing that occurred to me, too.  We're a lot closer to ocean than most people realize.  Also, if you read TFA, another option is the treatment of brackish ground water, and we're definitely on top of a bunch of that.

Seriously, this doesn't begin to crack the top 100 stupid things happening here.  In fact, this is remarkably forward thinking for a state that sold (and leases back) it's govenment buildings and can't find a way to fund it's own parks systems or repair it's crumbling infrastructure.  This is the least stupid thing I've read about my state in a very long time.

How the fark did that make sense to anybody?

It's not uncommon for a business to build a building, sell it, then rent the space back.

/ TMYK


But a Gubment is not a business.
 
2014-02-24 09:22:30 AM  
That's a wicked googly... it's gonna take a lot of water pumps to get us out of this mess.
www.will-wright.com
 
2014-02-24 09:24:10 AM  

MFAWG: whatsupchuck: Vertdang: [www.google.com image 256x217]

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.

That's the first thing that occurred to me, too.  We're a lot closer to ocean than most people realize.  Also, if you read TFA, another option is the treatment of brackish ground water, and we're definitely on top of a bunch of that.

Seriously, this doesn't begin to crack the top 100 stupid things happening here.  In fact, this is remarkably forward thinking for a state that sold (and leases back) it's govenment buildings and can't find a way to fund it's own parks systems or repair it's crumbling infrastructure.  This is the least stupid thing I've read about my state in a very long time.

How the fark did that make sense to anybody?


Fiscal Conservatives
 
2014-02-24 09:24:34 AM  
Just encourage the Lake Havasu crowd to pee in the lake. That'd solve the water problem And the recycled beer problem.

billetmarine.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-02-24 09:24:36 AM  

hogans: Urine is salty.


Ever hear of toilet to tap?

They could just build a depoopification plant and they wouldn't need a 100mi pipeline.
 
2014-02-24 09:28:01 AM  
Really surprised environuts are not more bent out of shape about the whole desert cities thing. SoCal is one big desert, Arizona, Nevada, etc, large parts of them are just wasteland. And we keep pumping more and more water there. I am anti-environment at the core, the Earth is here for me to plunder and pillage. But even I can see living in a desert is dumb.
 
2014-02-24 09:29:05 AM  
Judging by the laws and hatred coming out of Arizona, I wouldn't mind if they all dehydrate and turn to dust.

/"I hate Arizona Nazis"
 
2014-02-24 09:30:18 AM  
1. Desalinate the groundwater

2. Sell the generated salt as "Prehistoric Gourmet Salt"

3. Profit!
 
2014-02-24 09:30:25 AM  

MFAWG: Born_Again_Bavarian: MFAWG: whatsupchuck: Vertdang: [www.google.com image 256x217]

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.

That's the first thing that occurred to me, too.  We're a lot closer to ocean than most people realize.  Also, if you read TFA, another option is the treatment of brackish ground water, and we're definitely on top of a bunch of that.

Seriously, this doesn't begin to crack the top 100 stupid things happening here.  In fact, this is remarkably forward thinking for a state that sold (and leases back) it's govenment buildings and can't find a way to fund it's own parks systems or repair it's crumbling infrastructure.  This is the least stupid thing I've read about my state in a very long time.

How the fark did that make sense to anybody?

It's not uncommon for a business to build a building, sell it, then rent the space back.

/ TMYK

But a Gubment is not a business.


True.  But the principal that makes this activity worthwhile is the same.

1.  Build a building for X amount of dollars
2.  Sell the building for X amount of dollars plus 15%
3.  Profit!
4.  Lease the space back at a preferable rate. Let the landlord deal with maintenance, upgrades, etc
5.  When the leased space no longer suits your needs.......leave

I know nothing of AZ's deal here so I couldn't tell you if they thought this whole thing out or they just made a dumb decision in the name of SMALLER GOVERNMENT!!!!1!!  But this kind of transaction is pretty common.  If you are in the business of selling socks, model trains, managing a part of government (Or whatever) you don't always also want to be in the property business as well and having a bunch of capital tied up in property.
 
2014-02-24 09:31:11 AM  

qorkfiend: generallyso: FTA: State water officials are warning that Arizona must start looking into other drinking water sources or face a crisis as soon as 25 years from now.


Welp, they're farked. There isn't a politician alive who cares about "25 years from now."

Unless they're talking about Social Security.


Or the Post Office pension fund.
 
2014-02-24 09:31:44 AM  
Chortle! Hey where's the Global warming this winter?!? Faux News
 
2014-02-24 09:32:09 AM  

MFAWG: whatsupchuck: Vertdang: [www.google.com image 256x217]

Only 100miles from Baja to San Luis, Arizona. Plop that sucker down right there, and pipe in water.

That's the first thing that occurred to me, too.  We're a lot closer to ocean than most people realize.  Also, if you read TFA, another option is the treatment of brackish ground water, and we're definitely on top of a bunch of that.

Seriously, this doesn't begin to crack the top 100 stupid things happening here.  In fact, this is remarkably forward thinking for a state that sold (and leases back) it's govenment buildings and can't find a way to fund it's own parks systems or repair it's crumbling infrastructure.  This is the least stupid thing I've read about my state in a very long time.

How the fark did that make sense to anybody?


It makes some fiscal sense, actually, but it also depends on how much you sold it for, leased it for, and the expected life of the building.  As Fark Renters will tell you, not owning is a benefit because you pay a flat fee and don't worry about maintenance, taxes, etc.  it's likely shortsighted, but I bet they save money for a number of years
 
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