If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mother Nature Network)   San Francisco is about to ban the buying of bottled water on public property. Urinating on public property still cool   (mnn.com) divider line 137
    More: Interesting, San Francisco, plastic shopping bags, Dasani, American Beverage Association, board of supervisors, public property, town limits, Happy Meals  
•       •       •

3136 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Mar 2014 at 10:17 AM (41 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



137 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-03-06 10:20:06 AM  
guyism.com
 
2014-03-06 10:22:01 AM  
One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.
 
2014-03-06 10:22:40 AM  
Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.
 
2014-03-06 10:25:25 AM  
Coffee and soda vendors heard cackling madly in the shadows.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-06 10:26:48 AM  

dangelder: Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.


Really, really confused by any bellyaching like this.  They are making a rule on land that they own.  The same group of biatchers would scream for days if "you gubmit tell me how to rum my buzzzzness", just like they do when we try to make bullshiat gay bans illegal.
 
2014-03-06 10:26:54 AM  
As a resident of a state affected by idiots poisoning our water supply, I fully expect that SanFran's experiment would carve out an exception for distributing these little environment killers in case of disaster or crisis.  It's not like an earthquake could disrupt the delivery of water through their city or anything...
 
2014-03-06 10:26:56 AM  
Luckily, you can still buy bottled water on private property.

Like everywhere you buy it now.
 
2014-03-06 10:28:55 AM  

Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.


It's quite the marketing ploy, isn't it?

I still can remember seeing pitchers of water served to tables.  Then came this myth that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day that got pushed, but nobody could really cite any research.

That's when a lot of idiots stopped pointing and laughing at Evian drinkers and noting that Evian spelled backwards in "naive".

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later (although not down to the minute).

I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.
 
2014-03-06 10:29:44 AM  

Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.


dangelder: Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.


But if someone takes their water and adds some carbonation, coloring and HFCS before selling it, you're cool with it.
 
2014-03-06 10:30:22 AM  
Concord MA has banned the sale of single servings of water in plastic bottles on both private and public land.
 
2014-03-06 10:31:18 AM  
Is this the kind of thing that would even have much impact in San Francisco?  In cities like NYC where there are street vendors everywhere, I could see an effect.
 
2014-03-06 10:33:05 AM  
How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?
 
2014-03-06 10:33:17 AM  
Well heck.
I haven't bought a bottle of water yet.  I found pipes it flows from.
 
2014-03-06 10:33:18 AM  
Banning the selling of water on public property I can maybe defend. Banning the buying of it seems explicitly unconstitutional under Buckley v. Valeo, as reinforced by Citizens United v. FEC. Purchases are speech.

But hey, it's not fascism when we do it.
 
2014-03-06 10:33:57 AM  
I believe the most important question here is: Can they pee in bottles and sale that?
 
2014-03-06 10:33:57 AM  

zimbomba63: How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?


Water in a plastic bag?
 
2014-03-06 10:35:19 AM  
But highly sugared and artificially sweetened drinks are still okay, right?  What if they realize that those things also wind up in the litter stream, and are also bad for you?  What next?  Ban liquids?
 
2014-03-06 10:36:11 AM  

gfid

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later


Salt also has an expiration date on the pack.
 
2014-03-06 10:36:13 AM  

gfid: Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.

It's quite the marketing ploy, isn't it?

I still can remember seeing pitchers of water served to tables.  Then came this myth that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day that got pushed, but nobody could really cite any research.

That's when a lot of idiots stopped pointing and laughing at Evian drinkers and noting that Evian spelled backwards in "naive".

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later (although not down to the minute).

I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.


You know that nasty plasticy taste the water gets from leaving the bottle out in the sun too long?  My guess is that.
 
2014-03-06 10:37:56 AM  

gfid: Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.

It's quite the marketing ploy, isn't it?

I still can remember seeing pitchers of water served to tables.  Then came this myth that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day that got pushed, but nobody could really cite any research.

That's when a lot of idiots stopped pointing and laughing at Evian drinkers and noting that Evian spelled backwards in "naive".

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later (although not down to the minute).

I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.


The poison in the plastic bottle has percolated or "osmosed??" into the water. This policy should be national, IMHO.
 
2014-03-06 10:37:59 AM  
What about other beverages in plastic bottles: sports drinks, juice, milk etc.  that's ok?  So it's water - not the bottle that SF is against? Seems like unfair trade practices.
 
2014-03-06 10:37:59 AM  

dentalhilljack: As a resident of a state affected by idiots poisoning our water supply, I fully expect that SanFran's experiment would carve out an exception for distributing these little environment killers in case of disaster or crisis.  It's not like an earthquake could disrupt the delivery of water through their city or anything...


You can still buy liter and two-liter bottles, which is more in line with what you'd have in an earthquake kit.
 
2014-03-06 10:38:09 AM  

Molavian: Luckily, you can still buy bottled water on private property.

Like everywhere you buy it now.


It eliminates sales of bottled water, under 21 oz., on sidewalks, parks, museums, concerts (eventually)... basically all the places people look for a quick cool bottled water fix on a steamy summer's day.  So now I'll have to fight through the homeless guy to get into the Walgreen's to get my Dasani.
 
2014-03-06 10:38:30 AM  
The day will come when they ask, "Where's the water?"
www.conservation.ca.gov
/personally, i wouldn't piss on it
 
2014-03-06 10:38:48 AM  

cowgirl toffee: I believe the most important question here is: Can they pee in bottles and sale that?


Of course, how else would the Miller Beer company make any money?
 
2014-03-06 10:39:25 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: zimbomba63: How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?

Water in a plastic bag?


www.washingtoncitypaper.com
 
2014-03-06 10:39:49 AM  

Savage Bacon: Coffee and soda vendors heard cackling madly in the shadows.


Exactly. People think big business hates the ecowarrior but they play them like a fiddle
 
2014-03-06 10:40:12 AM  

sdd2000: cowgirl toffee: I believe the most important question here is: Can they pee in bottles and sale that?

Of course, how else would the Miller Beer company make any money?


PBR for the win!
 
2014-03-06 10:40:45 AM  

cowgirl toffee: I believe the most important question here is: Can they pee in bottles and sale that?


You mean Pirelli's Miracle Elixir?
 
2014-03-06 10:40:47 AM  
great - now kids who brought water to school with their lunches will be drinking coke or gatoraid.  excellent.
 
2014-03-06 10:41:36 AM  
Thought those Hippies all carried Bota Bags.

I have two for skiing.
One for red and one for white.
In case I have the fish.
 
2014-03-06 10:41:53 AM  
From fad to ban. The life cycle of a hip artifact.

Of course, there is much to be said on both sides and I am about to say it.

Pros
One, bottled water is unnecessary because tap water is just as good almost everywhere. It is a convenience, however, to be able to carry water with you easily. I pay $8 a month  for water cooler water, but the cooler heats it, so it seems worth while as I can make good tea, coffee, etc., without having a coffee machine or electric kettle. That's a sensible use of a bottle.

Two, now that everybody can get cheap reusable bottles, you can carry tap water around and not use a lot of bottles.

Three, it is probably healthier to drink water than sugar water, so you're paying for what isn't in the bottle as much as for what is.

Cons
Water is a commodity. The rich and farmers get it cheaper than dirt. The poor have to pay through the nose like in one of those SF movies where the bad guys have a monopoly on air or water or time instead of money.

Same difference.

Just as it is sometimes worth while to buy a soda from a machine at $2.00 rather than to go looking for a place that is selling them for $0.75  retail or $0.33 in bulk, it is sometimes worthwhile to buy bottled water.

Bottled water is something you should have in stock in case of emergencies, like all that tinned food nobody wants to eat but has any way. I have enough smoked oysters to throw a big party and even a tin of Spam. For the Y2K threat, I bought a can of condensed milk. There is nothing more useless than a can of condensed milk. It doesn't even look or taste like milk. It looks and tastes like condensed library paste with too much sugar in it.

I therefore have several gallons of bottled water. Because it doesn't last forever, I sometimes replace it and drink the water. It costs but it could be the difference between life and life in a high school gym.

I swear I will never step into a high school gym again unless it is to vote the feckers out or listen to Mozart played on a $2 million Stradivarius violen.

I'm sure that I could go on and on and on. But I won't bother. Nobody reads this far the farkle snoobberry twit-whistlers.
 
2014-03-06 10:42:43 AM  

gfid: Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.

It's quite the marketing ploy, isn't it?

I still can remember seeing pitchers of water served to tables.  Then came this myth that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day that got pushed, but nobody could really cite any research.

That's when a lot of idiots stopped pointing and laughing at Evian drinkers and noting that Evian spelled backwards in "naive".

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later (although not down to the minute).

I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.


By then the water while drinkable, wouldn't be advisable to drink due to the leeching of chemicals from the plastics
 
2014-03-06 10:43:32 AM  
Why not just impose a 10 cent deposit on containers like many other states do?

I'd settle for my city having a decent recycling program, I'm tired of piling the stuff up in my spare bedroom and driving half way across town to drop it off every few weeks.
 
2014-03-06 10:44:11 AM  
I was under the impression that there were no laws in San Francisco, at least in the Mission District, in regards to public behavior. I came to this conclusion during a three day business trip when I saw a different person shiat on the sidewalk each day that I was there.
While visiting, I also experienced the absolutely worst smell I've ever encountered which, surprisingly, wasn't any of the shiatters. It was an odious stench on the wind that had the effect of taking a nasty, greasy city pigeon and fastening it directly below one's nose with duct tape that had been marinated in beef tallow. Again, this was in the Mission District. I'm sure that the rest of SF is much nicer.
 
2014-03-06 10:44:37 AM  

OnlyM3: gfid

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later

Salt also has an expiration date on the pack.


Expiration dates are for shelf stockers. Don't worry. Most products will be good long after the expiry date. Let your nose or taste buds guide you. When in doubt, throw it out.

Water does become contaminated with bacteria over time. They can squeeze through pores and the gaps around the rim of tightly closed bottles. The plastic may be leaching poisons.

Salt won't spoil, ever, but it will cake and become nasty. It may collect dust (from the cardboard box, if nothing else) or absorb nasty odors and flavors.

So that's the reason for that.
 
2014-03-06 10:44:38 AM  
You go Frisco, turn that city into the utopia you want it to be!

...then wonder sadly why it's going bankrupt and everyone moves out in a few years
 
2014-03-06 10:44:45 AM  

Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.


There is a time and palace for them, just like there is a time and a place for single serve portions of juice or soda vs. gallon or two-liter jugs.  If I'm stuck in a government building waiting for something and I get thirsty, I just want one 12oz serving from the vending machine.  And don't talk tome about water fountains, where I live at least, the municipal water is disgusting.  (We filter it at home.)

What sticks in my craw is the wildly excessive use of those little landfill bombs.  My mother buys them by the case and uses them instead of drinking from the tap.   Again, the local water is crap so I can see filtering, and I could even understand buying the big two gallon refrigerator jugs of water, but she buys pallets of the little 12oz things for no discernible reason.  Half her trash it seems is little plastic water bottles.  THAT is the problem, not some guy stuck in the jury room at the courthouse who just wants a drink.
 
2014-03-06 10:46:22 AM  

Persnickety: cowgirl toffee: I believe the most important question here is: Can they pee in bottles and sale that?

You mean Pirelli's Miracle Elixir?


Sold in the finest truck stops and public lands in San Francisco.
 
2014-03-06 10:49:20 AM  
So, Brawndo is still OK?
 
2014-03-06 10:49:33 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-06 10:50:01 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Well heck.
I haven't bought a bottle of water yet.  I found pipes it flows from.




I too have found this. It is strange others haven't.


/I also like water in cans.
//I call it beer.
 
2014-03-06 10:50:50 AM  

Molavian: Luckily, you can still buy bottled water on private property.

Like everywhere you buy it now.


Exactly.  Who does this affect?  Street vendors?

I'm not a big fan of bottled water, but this law is kinda ridiculous.
 
2014-03-06 10:51:22 AM  

MBooda: The day will come when they ask, "Where's the water?"
[www.conservation.ca.gov image 793x635]
/personally, i wouldn't piss on it


I don't think that vending machines and street vendors would be a reliable source in such a situation.
 
2014-03-06 10:52:21 AM  

zimbomba63: How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?


All set.

www.anheuser-busch.com
 
2014-03-06 10:52:42 AM  

snocone: So, Brawndo is still OK?


You should try watering your plants with it, plants crave what is within that bottle
 
2014-03-06 10:53:40 AM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: dentalhilljack: As a resident of a state affected by idiots poisoning our water supply, I fully expect that SanFran's experiment would carve out an exception for distributing these little environment killers in case of disaster or crisis.  It's not like an earthquake could disrupt the delivery of water through their city or anything...

You can still buy liter and two-liter bottles, which is more in line with what you'd have in an earthquake kit.


I would conservatively estimate that at least 70% of the donated water we collectively received from both public and private entities in January was cases of 24-36 count bottled water, plus most stores stocked mostly bottled water.  There were tanker trucks and the aforementioned gallon & liter jugs available too, but the vast majority was single serve bottles...so much so that the Boy and Girl Scouts across the region set up recycling drives to collect it all.  I figure other disaster responses are similar.  Strawman supposition - would San Francisco seriously turn down FEMA or private aid in a calamity because the water wasn't packaged properly?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-06 10:54:23 AM  

snocone: So, Brawndo is still OK?


Yeah.  It's got electrolytes.
 
2014-03-06 10:54:36 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: MBooda: The day will come when they ask, "Where's the water?"
[www.conservation.ca.gov image 793x635]
/personally, i wouldn't piss on it

I don't think that vending machines and street vendors would be a reliable source in such a situation.


An unreliable source is still better than no source at all.
 
2014-03-06 10:55:30 AM  
I've also heard that the San Francisco City Council will vote on putting a measure in the next ballot that will impose a $0.02 per ounce tax on soda sales.

/Live in SF
//Still bitter over them charging $0.10 per bag at all stores
 
2014-03-06 10:57:52 AM  
FTA: "The city's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to initiate a phase-out of the sale and distribution of throwaway plastic water bottles 21 oz or smaller..."

22 oz bottles appear in 3, 2, 1...
 
2014-03-06 10:58:04 AM  
media.offbeathome.com

This is how the LSD used to be distributed.
 
2014-03-06 10:58:29 AM  

gfid: I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.


Interestingly, there are some types of plastic (such as that used by Fiji, if memory seves) that are not entirely waterproof, so tiny amounts of water can evaporate through the plastic bottle.  Given enough time -- a few years -- the bottle will appear to "collapse" as it miraculously empties itself with the cap still in place.  It does take a while though, and hot conditions (e.g., being left in a car for years) can accelerate it.
 
2014-03-06 10:58:46 AM  
For years, governments did everything they could to get people to drink more water.  Then when people started drinking water, they taxed it out the wazoo, or worse -- made it illegal, like in this story.

For years, governments did everything they could to get people to smoke less.  Now they're legalizing smoking marijuana in order to get that sweet, sweet tax money they're so addicted to.

What a crazy world we live in today.
 
2014-03-06 10:58:55 AM  

d23: dangelder: Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.

Really, really confused by any bellyaching like this.  They are making a rule on land that they own.  The same group of biatchers would scream for days if "you gubmit tell me how to rum my buzzzzness", just like they do when we try to make bullshiat gay bans illegal.


Bullshiat gay bans illegal? So you're in favor banning gaydom?
 
2014-03-06 10:59:00 AM  

Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.


Actually, it's an outstanding idea.  It's a dumb idea to purchase it, though.

"Nobody ever  went broke underestimating the taste, (or the intelligence), of the American public." - H. L. Mencken

(Parenthetical mine.)  [sic]
 
2014-03-06 10:59:51 AM  
I read that as "ban bullying of bottled water" which I did not know was a problem.

"Stop drinking yourself! Stop drinking yourself! Stop drinking yourself!"
 
2014-03-06 11:00:14 AM  
If you want to sell water just sell a pebble or a bottle cap or something that comes with a free water.
 
2014-03-06 11:00:28 AM  
Don't laugh at dehydrated water. It's a real thing.

I saw some when I visited Loring Air Force Base, Aroostook County, Maine, on their open house day, many years ago, where they used to keep the big long range B-52 bombers because they were closer to the USSR and Europe there than any other place in the US.

Dehydrated water is a nasty foul product that you will drink if you have to (sort of like condensed milk). It contains some water, of course, but it is dehydrated because it is basically a sort of gel that can hold a lot more water. It gets this water by sucking it out of the air. I think it might also help to kill parasites and bacteria in water you gather while living off the land.

Even in a fairly dry environment, dehydrated water can rehydrate itself to a considerably larger volume than it has when packed in a can. So it forms part of the survival rations of US and other military personnel.

It is sort of like those tiny gel novelty toys that you soak in water and which grow to many, many times their dehydrated volume. You have probably seen those and like Bart Simpson you may imagine your gel T. rex growing to full size and swallowing your sister.
 
2014-03-06 11:02:16 AM  
dentalhilljack:
 Strawman supposition - would San Francisco seriously turn down FEMA or private aid in a calamity because the water wasn't packaged properly?

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they did.
 
2014-03-06 11:02:18 AM  
But the GOVERNMENT says it is so, and they do always know better than us peons. As long as its not businesses making free market based choices most people here should be fine with this
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-06 11:02:54 AM  

Fano: d23: dangelder: Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.

Really, really confused by any bellyaching like this.  They are making a rule on land that they own.  The same group of biatchers would scream for days if "you gubmit tell me how to rum my buzzzzness", just like they do when we try to make bullshiat gay bans illegal.

Bullshiat gay bans illegal? So you're in favor banning gaydom?


Banning things based on hatred is problematic.  Banning things based on a legitimate concern is fine.
 
2014-03-06 11:03:23 AM  
San Francisco, the ban-happy City by the Bay where a rather eclectic assortment of things...

...Segways (hallelujah!)


Yeah, I don't understand cheering the banning of Segways. I haven't heard of roving Segway gangs running down seniors on the sidewalks.
 
2014-03-06 11:03:43 AM  
Also, from TFA:

We all know with climate change, and the importance of combatting [sic] climate change, San Francisco has been leading the way to fight for our environment. That's why I ask you to support this ordinance to reduce and discourage single-use, single-serving plastic water bottles in San Francisco.

This is a complete non sequitur.  When plastic is used in a bottle, that plastic is generally not biodegradable -- so it cannot enter the atmosphere as CO2 unless someone burns the bottle.  If that crude oil is not used to make plastic, it will most likely be sent to a refinery and used as fuel.  In that case it will definitely end up in the atmosphere as CO2.  Non bio-degradable plastics are a form of carbon sequestration, pretty much by definition, so they are actually beneficial -- at least purely in terms of climate change.
 
2014-03-06 11:05:20 AM  

reaperducer: For years, governments did everything they could to get people to drink more water.  Then when people started drinking water, they taxed it out the wazoo, or worse -- made it illegal, like in this story.

For years, governments did everything they could to get people to smoke less.  Now they're legalizing smoking marijuana in order to get that sweet, sweet tax money they're so addicted to.

What a crazy world we live in today.



Whatever you're doing is wrong; you should be doing something else.  Repent.
 
2014-03-06 11:05:25 AM  
They should ban heat stroke while they are at it.
 
2014-03-06 11:07:01 AM  
Here on the left coast I caught one of the local talk radio morons spewing about this... whining that somehow people would dry up and blow away without the ability to buy bottled water. I swear they must par these people to be idiots, and this guy was earning every penny that day. What did people do for water in the 200,000 years that homo sapiens has been around before someone got the bright idea to package one of the most abundant substances on earth in energy-intensive, non-biodegradable containers that will be around longer than the species that created them will?
I have a stainless steel bottle at my desk I've been using for the past three years, and have never bought bottled water - ever. How difficult is it to carry your own farking water?
 
2014-03-06 11:07:08 AM  

This text is now purple: Banning the selling of water on public property I can maybe defend. Banning the buying of it seems explicitly unconstitutional under Buckley v. Valeo, as reinforced by Citizens United v. FEC. Purchases are speech.

But hey, it's not fascism when we do it.


That's a solid point
 
2014-03-06 11:08:38 AM  
Yeah, maybe if municipalities would concentrate on making the shiat that comes out of their taps actually drinkable, I could support this concept. But Jesus, even when the shiat is SAFE to drink, the odds are that it takes like ass, and you can't haul around 5 gallons in your car all day from your Britta filter in anticipation of how thirsty you MIGHT get during the day.

Stupid ban is a stupid ban.
 
2014-03-06 11:11:33 AM  

rewind2846: What did people do for water in the 200,000 years that homo sapiens has been around before someone got the bright idea to package one of the most abundant substances on earth in energy-intensive, non-biodegradable containers that will be around longer than the species that created them will?



Well, for most of those 200,000 years they didn't pack themselves into dense urban centers with 750,000 people in a 7x7 mile peninsula.  If you're living in a hunter-gather band of a few dozen individuals near a pristine savannah river, water isn't really a problem.  ...and if it is, oh well, your number is up at age 27.  Mean human lifetime would have been a lot shorter 200,000 years ago.
 
2014-03-06 11:13:20 AM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, maybe if municipalities would concentrate on making the shiat that comes out of their taps actually drinkable, I could support this concept. But Jesus, even when the shiat is SAFE to drink, the odds are that it takes like ass, and you can't haul around 5 gallons in your car all day from your Britta filter in anticipation of how thirsty you MIGHT get during the day.

Stupid ban is a stupid ban.



In fairness, SF does have pretty decent tap water.  The problem is, of course, that you can't really buy a portable tap if something comes up in the middle of the day & you're thirsty.
 
2014-03-06 11:14:29 AM  
 
2014-03-06 11:15:36 AM  

MBooda: HotWingConspiracy: MBooda: The day will come when they ask, "Where's the water?"
[www.conservation.ca.gov image 793x635]
/personally, i wouldn't piss on it

I don't think that vending machines and street vendors would be a reliable source in such a situation.

An unreliable source is still better than no source at all.


It's not just unreliable, it would be non existent within an hour. Also I'm really confident that water is indeed available elsewhere in the city.

Plus, you know, we have gigantic helicopters and stockpiled water. This isn't the Philippines.
 
2014-03-06 11:15:45 AM  

slashmonkey: They should ban heat stroke while they are at it.


And lima beans...nasty little buggers.
 
2014-03-06 11:15:49 AM  
Et tu, Cantor?


jdwaggoner.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-06 11:16:30 AM  

dangelder: Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.


Government performing  vital services like trash collection is good until that helps support something we don't like, when suddenly our "subsidizing it" becomes an excuse to ban that thing. When you take that attitude, there's essentially nothing that we don't "subsidize" and therefore make subject to control by the State.
 
2014-03-06 11:16:46 AM  

jshine: Mikey1969: Yeah, maybe if municipalities would concentrate on making the shiat that comes out of their taps actually drinkable, I could support this concept. But Jesus, even when the shiat is SAFE to drink, the odds are that it takes like ass, and you can't haul around 5 gallons in your car all day from your Britta filter in anticipation of how thirsty you MIGHT get during the day.

Stupid ban is a stupid ban.


In fairness, SF does have pretty decent tap water.  The problem is, of course, that you can't really buy a portable tap if something comes up in the middle of the day & you're thirsty.


People seem to be able to find bathrooms.  How hard can it be to find water?
 
2014-03-06 11:16:57 AM  
Wrong thread, goddammitsomuch
 
2014-03-06 11:17:44 AM  
Color the bottles green and we have a win win.
 
2014-03-06 11:18:51 AM  
I thought San Fran recycled.
 
2014-03-06 11:19:42 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: jshine: Mikey1969: Yeah, maybe if municipalities would concentrate on making the shiat that comes out of their taps actually drinkable, I could support this concept. But Jesus, even when the shiat is SAFE to drink, the odds are that it takes like ass, and you can't haul around 5 gallons in your car all day from your Britta filter in anticipation of how thirsty you MIGHT get during the day.

Stupid ban is a stupid ban.


In fairness, SF does have pretty decent tap water.  The problem is, of course, that you can't really buy a portable tap if something comes up in the middle of the day & you're thirsty.

People seem to be able to find bathrooms.  How hard can it be to find water?



Do you *really* want to get into a discussion about finding public bathrooms in San Francisco?

/ I'll just leave this here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/broken-bart-escalators-poop_ n _1706716.html
 
2014-03-06 11:20:28 AM  
Brought to you by:

www.sfbos.org
David Chiu grew up in Boston and received his undergraduate degree, law degree, and master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.

a civil rights attorney at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. In the mid-1990s, David served as Democratic Counsel to the U.S. Senate Constitution Subcommittee


All the problems a City of that size has, All that education, All that experience, and he comes up with

"No bottle water for you, I says so."


fireden.net
 
2014-03-06 11:22:03 AM  

slashmonkey: They should ban heat stroke while they are at it.


Is that a problem in San Francisco?
 
2014-03-06 11:24:53 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: zimbomba63: How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?

Water in a plastic bag?


Nope, Mason jars.
 
2014-03-06 11:27:13 AM  
Only bottle 21 ounces or less.... just start selling 1L bottles.

i.imgur.com
Failing that... just sell some dehydrated dihydrogen monoxide.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-06 11:27:22 AM  

jshine: Mikey1969: Yeah, maybe if municipalities would concentrate on making the shiat that comes out of their taps actually drinkable, I could support this concept. But Jesus, even when the shiat is SAFE to drink, the odds are that it takes like ass, and you can't haul around 5 gallons in your car all day from your Britta filter in anticipation of how thirsty you MIGHT get during the day.

Stupid ban is a stupid ban.


In fairness, SF does have pretty decent tap water.  The problem is, of course, that you can't really buy a portable tap if something comes up in the middle of the day & you're thirsty.


Good thing someone does... Here in SLC, it varies based on where in the valley you live. The east side of the valley is good, but the closer you get to the more, the worse it gets, and it's not necessarily from pollution from the mine as much as it's from the metals and minerals that naturally occur in the soil where things like copper like to hang out in large quantities. In Phx, no matter where you went, it tasted like ass. When you can smell the water from 5 feet away, you know there's an issue.

Yeah, you can carry a refillable water bottle, but I wonder if they're going to mandate that everyone has to let you fill that water bottle any time you need to also?
 
2014-03-06 11:27:33 AM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, maybe if municipalities would concentrate on making the shiat that comes out of their taps actually drinkable, I could support this concept. But Jesus, even when the shiat is SAFE to drink, the odds are that it takes like ass, and you can't haul around 5 gallons in your car all day from your Britta filter in anticipation of how thirsty you MIGHT get during the day.

Stupid ban is a stupid ban.


You drink 5 gallons of water per day?

I actually do keep water in my car for emergencies, but not 5 gallons.

And water most places - almost everywhere - in the US not only is safe, it tastes just fine.
 
2014-03-06 11:27:39 AM  

Persnickety: gfid: Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.

It's quite the marketing ploy, isn't it?

I still can remember seeing pitchers of water served to tables.  Then came this myth that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day that got pushed, but nobody could really cite any research.

That's when a lot of idiots stopped pointing and laughing at Evian drinkers and noting that Evian spelled backwards in "naive".

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later (although not down to the minute).

I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.

You know that nasty plasticy taste the water gets from leaving the bottle out in the sun too long?  My guess is that.


Ahh, that good old military canteen taste.
 
2014-03-06 11:28:14 AM  

jjorsett: dangelder: Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.

Government performing  vital services like trash collection is good until that helps support something we don't like, when suddenly our "subsidizing it" becomes an excuse to ban that thing. When you take that attitude, there's essentially nothing that we don't "subsidize" and therefore make subject to control by the State.


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2014-03-06 11:28:43 AM  
When I was a kid, we all used these:

www.filtersfast.com

Why does everyone need their own personal water?
 
2014-03-06 11:30:05 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: When I was a kid, we all used these:

[www.filtersfast.com image 590x442]

Why does everyone need their own personal water?


I just realized I sound like Lewis Black.

images.starpulse.com
 
2014-03-06 11:30:45 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Brought to you by:

[www.sfbos.org image 184x242]
David Chiu grew up in Boston and received his undergraduate degree, law degree, and master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.

a civil rights attorney at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. In the mid-1990s, David served as Democratic Counsel to the U.S. Senate Constitution Subcommittee

All the problems a City of that size has, All that education, All that experience, and he comes up with

"No bottle water for you, I says so."


[fireden.net image 224x216]


You've established that he's smarter than you, maybe you can learn something from him.
 
2014-03-06 11:34:47 AM  

gfid: Mikey1969: Yeah, maybe if municipalities would concentrate on making the shiat that comes out of their taps actually drinkable, I could support this concept. But Jesus, even when the shiat is SAFE to drink, the odds are that it takes like ass, and you can't haul around 5 gallons in your car all day from your Britta filter in anticipation of how thirsty you MIGHT get during the day.

Stupid ban is a stupid ban.

You drink 5 gallons of water per day?

I actually do keep water in my car for emergencies, but not 5 gallons.

And water most places - almost everywhere - in the US not only is safe, it tastes just fine.


Yeah, I have yet to find a major metropolitan area where the water tasted decent consistently. Maybe on one side of town, or the other, but municipal water tastes like shiat with the regularity that experts appear on Fark.
 
2014-03-06 11:35:52 AM  
Liberal city adds more regulations.

THE SHOCK!
 
2014-03-06 11:41:32 AM  

brantgoose: ... There is nothing more useless than a can of condensed milk. It doesn't even look or taste like milk. It looks and tastes like condensed library paste with too much sugar in it.


If you're buying sweetened condensed milk for emergency purposes, that's silly, because it's a product used to make delicious treats like fudge and caramel sauce. It also has a very limited self life, with respect to long term storage. I always find some in my cupboard that's nearing experiation and have to whip up a batch of fudge.

Evaporated milk is may be what you're looking for, or even powdered milk.
 
2014-03-06 11:43:15 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: When I was a kid, we all used these:

[www.filtersfast.com image 590x442]

Why does everyone need their own personal water?


They probably aren't all that available anymore.
 
2014-03-06 11:45:03 AM  
In the midst of an obesity epidemic, let's ban water. Good idea. People won't buy sodas instead.
 
2014-03-06 11:45:34 AM  

Betep: I thought San Fran recycled.


Recycling is not good, it is simply less bad.
 
2014-03-06 11:46:41 AM  
Well, that's it, then.  Earth saved.  Whew, that was close.
 
2014-03-06 11:49:07 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: zimbomba63: How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?

Water in a plastic bag?


Plastic Bags are already illegal in San Francisco
 
2014-03-06 11:49:43 AM  

gfid: Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.

It's quite the marketing ploy, isn't it?

I still can remember seeing pitchers of water served to tables.  Then came this myth that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day that got pushed, but nobody could really cite any research.

That's when a lot of idiots stopped pointing and laughing at Evian drinkers and noting that Evian spelled backwards in "naive".

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later (although not down to the minute).

I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.


Absolutely nothing. Water expiration dates are caused by states like NJ who wrote wide expiration date laws on consumables. Manufacturers don't care about stamping a use by date for one or two states, so they do it for all sales. The plastic is not going to leech chemicals into the water in one year, even if you are storing it in a hot place. Simply put, you'll expire before bottled water does.
 
2014-03-06 11:50:43 AM  

Gentoolive: Liberal city adds more regulations.

THE SHOCK!


When conservatives add regulations they do it under the guise of more wholesome sounding euphemisms like "supporting traditional family values" or such.
 
2014-03-06 11:53:03 AM  
Heh, if you wanna drink Florida municipal water, more power to ya. Me? I'll continue buying Zephyrhills bottles by the case.
 
2014-03-06 11:53:28 AM  

Devo: Inflatable Rhetoric: zimbomba63: How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?

Water in a plastic bag?

Plastic Bags are already illegal in San Francisco


Yea, that would make it IL IL Legal. --> not illegal.
 
2014-03-06 11:55:33 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: When I was a kid, we all used these:

[www.filtersfast.com image 590x442]

Why does everyone need their own personal water?


Some people might not want their water at 90 degrees with a rust aftertaste? Fortunately, ice cold Brawndo will always be available at the refreshments stand.
 
2014-03-06 11:56:55 AM  

dobro: gfid: Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles.  What a dumb dumb dumb idea.

It's quite the marketing ploy, isn't it?

I still can remember seeing pitchers of water served to tables.  Then came this myth that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day that got pushed, but nobody could really cite any research.

That's when a lot of idiots stopped pointing and laughing at Evian drinkers and noting that Evian spelled backwards in "naive".

I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later (although not down to the minute).

I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.

The poison in the plastic bottle has percolated or "osmosed??" into the water. This policy should be national, IMHO.


lol wut
 
2014-03-06 11:58:16 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: The Irresponsible Captain: When I was a kid, we all used these:

[www.filtersfast.com image 590x442]

Why does everyone need their own personal water?

I just realized I sound like Lewis Black.



Or George Carlin, for that matter.

"When did we all become so THIRSTY in America?"
 
2014-03-06 11:58:55 AM  

Maxc7001: I was under the impression that there were no laws in San Francisco, at least in the Mission District, in regards to public behavior. I came to this conclusion during a three day business trip when I saw a different person shiat on the sidewalk each day that I was there.
While visiting, I also experienced the absolutely worst smell I've ever encountered which, surprisingly, wasn't any of the shiatters. It was an odious stench on the wind that had the effect of taking a nasty, greasy city pigeon and fastening it directly below one's nose with duct tape that had been marinated in beef tallow. Again, this was in the Mission District. I'm sure that the rest of SF is much nicer.


That's because the Mission is built directly over what used to be a creek. In times of drought (now-ish), the whole place smells like a mummified sewer. I think it's kind of marvelous that it's the hip neighborhood lately, what with the permeating reek. I guess the smell of patchouli immunizes the wearer, I dunno.
 
2014-03-06 11:59:01 AM  
Last month, several girlfriends and I went to SF for the weekend and stayed at the Hilton in Union Square. In 48 hours, we experienced the following:

~A grown man with his pants around his ankles, crapping against the hotel while squatting about 20 yards from the valet service

~A toothless hobo gumming bread that she had pulled directly from the garbage can

~A drunk dude puking out of the rear window of a taxi cab while the driver screamed at him to get the hell out of his cab

~A group of the angriest black men I've ever seen, yelling at any white woman passing by to get on her effing knees and worship them. When I shook my head in disbelief, they began coming after me, screaming at me and calling me every awful epithet imaginable. I ended up hiding in the Gap while SFPD was called out.

So it's nice to see that the SF City Council has the time and energy to ban, you know, water.
 
2014-03-06 12:00:07 PM  

slashmonkey: They should ban heat stroke while they are at it.


1.  Slow down.
2.  Loosen your grip.
3.  Add more lube.

Problem solved.
 
2014-03-06 12:06:57 PM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: Maxc7001: I was under the impression that there were no laws in San Francisco, at least in the Mission District, in regards to public behavior. I came to this conclusion during a three day business trip when I saw a different person shiat on the sidewalk each day that I was there.
While visiting, I also experienced the absolutely worst smell I've ever encountered which, surprisingly, wasn't any of the shiatters. It was an odious stench on the wind that had the effect of taking a nasty, greasy city pigeon and fastening it directly below one's nose with duct tape that had been marinated in beef tallow. Again, this was in the Mission District. I'm sure that the rest of SF is much nicer.

That's because the Mission is built directly over what used to be a creek. In times of drought (now-ish), the whole place smells like a mummified sewer. I think it's kind of marvelous that it's the hip neighborhood lately, what with the permeating reek. I guess the smell of patchouli immunizes the wearer, I dunno.



A friend of mine once said that SF only looks beautiful in photos because smellovision hasn't been invented yet.  Seems accurate.
 
2014-03-06 12:07:58 PM  

jshine: rewind2846: What did people do for water in the 200,000 years that homo sapiens has been around before someone got the bright idea to package one of the most abundant substances on earth in energy-intensive, non-biodegradable containers that will be around longer than the species that created them will?


Well, for most of those 200,000 years they didn't pack themselves into dense urban centers with 750,000 people in a 7x7 mile peninsula.  If you're living in a hunter-gather band of a few dozen individuals near a pristine savannah river, water isn't really a problem.  ...and if it is, oh well, your number is up at age 27.  Mean human lifetime would have been a lot shorter 200,000 years ago.


And what does that have to do with being able to carry a reusable plastic or metal bottle with you and refilling it with safe, potable tap water, available in any building in those dense urban centers with 750k people in a 7 square mile peninsula? If you do that there's a good chance you'll make it past 27 years of age.

And for these spoiled #firstworldproblems whiners that constantly gripe "wahh this water doesn't taste like Dom Perignon!", realize that many (over 700 million) of the people on the planet would kill you to drink the water you eschew in favor of your bottled hubris.
 
2014-03-06 12:10:05 PM  
GOOD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch

Estimates of size range from 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) to more than 15,000,000 square kilometres (5,800,000 sq mi) (0.41% to 8.1% of the size of the Pacific Ocean), or, in some media reports, up to "twice the size of the continental United States"

gliving.com
 
2014-03-06 12:10:34 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: When I was a kid, we all used these:



Why does everyone need their own personal water?


Because those farking things never worked.
 
2014-03-06 12:11:12 PM  
Meh. It isn't as if I wasn't already avoiding the city.

That said, the times I have been most thirsty there I have not been on public land, unless the sidewalk counts.
 
2014-03-06 12:13:29 PM  

TrixieDelite: Last month, several girlfriends and I went to SF for the weekend and stayed at the Hilton in Union Square. In 48 hours, we experienced the following:

~A grown man with his pants around his ankles, crapping against the hotel while squatting about 20 yards from the valet service

~A toothless hobo gumming bread that she had pulled directly from the garbage can

~A drunk dude puking out of the rear window of a taxi cab while the driver screamed at him to get the hell out of his cab

~A group of the angriest black men I've ever seen, yelling at any white woman passing by to get on her effing knees and worship them. When I shook my head in disbelief, they began coming after me, screaming at me and calling me every awful epithet imaginable. I ended up hiding in the Gap while SFPD was called out.

So it's nice to see that the SF City Council has the time and energy to ban, you know, water.



As you see, bottled water really is the most pressing issue on the agenda.

/ those other things you mentioned would be hard to solve; banning things is easy
// As a politician, banning things is especially easy then the ban is targeted at a long-term and difficult-to-measure problem.  If you try to solve (say) homelessness, people can see clearly whether or not you succeeded.  The homeless in SF are very obvious, as you point out.  If your solution fails, you'll get called out on it.  If, on the other hand, you try to help in the fight against climate change, nobody will ever be able to say conclusively that you succeeded or failed, but everyone will feel good.
/// Only pick battles you can win.  Or, failing that, at least pick battles that you can't loose.
 
2014-03-06 12:15:32 PM  

rewind2846: jshine: rewind2846: What did people do for water in the 200,000 years that homo sapiens has been around before someone got the bright idea to package one of the most abundant substances on earth in energy-intensive, non-biodegradable containers that will be around longer than the species that created them will?


Well, for most of those 200,000 years they didn't pack themselves into dense urban centers with 750,000 people in a 7x7 mile peninsula.  If you're living in a hunter-gather band of a few dozen individuals near a pristine savannah river, water isn't really a problem.  ...and if it is, oh well, your number is up at age 27.  Mean human lifetime would have been a lot shorter 200,000 years ago.

And what does that have to do with being able to carry a reusable plastic or metal bottle with you and refilling it with safe, potable tap water, available in any building in those dense urban centers with 750k people in a 7 square mile peninsula? If you do that there's a good chance you'll make it past 27 years of age.

And for these spoiled #firstworldproblems whiners that constantly gripe "wahh this water doesn't taste like Dom Perignon!", realize that many (over 700 million) of the people on the planet would kill you to drink the water you eschew in favor of your bottled hubris.



You asked about ancient humans 200,000 years ago.  Ancient humans wouldn't have had canteens.
 
2014-03-06 12:20:05 PM  

jshine: You asked about ancient humans 200,000 years ago. Ancient humans wouldn't have had canteens.


Ancient humans made botas out of animal skins and jars from fired clay which served the same purpose. That way they didn't always have to be near rivers or streams. We seem to have forgotten what our ancestors discovered.
 
2014-03-06 12:28:07 PM  

dobro: The poison in the plastic bottle has percolated or "osmosed??" into the water. This policy should be national, IMHO.



http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/plasticbottles.asp
 
msP
2014-03-06 12:33:14 PM  
For years, governments did everything they could to get people to smoke less.  Now they're legalizing smoking marijuana in order to get that sweet, sweet tax money they're so addicted to.

What a crazy world we live in today.


Well, marijuana doesn't have to be smoked, and they're not legalizing SMOKING marijuana- they're legalizing possession of the plant. I know two kinds of people who use marijuana- college students who smoke it in blunts and spend days coughing up black lung pieces because of it (okay, that's an exaggeration, because I only know one person who coughed up black lung bits and that's because he was addicted to it) and actual adults who use it in edible form or through vaporizers.

There's plenty of safe, non-cancer forming (as far as we know now) ways to ingest marijuana. Tobacco on the other hand, not the case. Even if you chew tobacco, you can still get cancers in your mouth. Now nicotine, on the other hand, seems to be relatively safe if you smoke it through e-cigs (again as far as we know).

I guess what I'm saying is you can't say it's crazy that governments are legalizing marijuana after they told people not to smoke for years because it's not the same thing.
 
2014-03-06 12:34:19 PM  
As someone that was in SF a week ago for the 3rd time in my life, I'm getting a kick out of these replies. I wanted to go hiking at the national lakeshore (granted, outside of SF) and we couldn't fill our water bottles because the visitor center and near by businesses had lost electricity, and the drinking fountain required electricity to operate. We couldn't even buy bottled water from the shops because they weren't open.

Most of the time, I don't like to buy bottled water because I'm too cheap.
 
2014-03-06 12:35:24 PM  
Douchebag rule number 4:  Always have a bottle of water in your hand, cupholder, or messenger bag.  All three places grants the status             of uber-douche.
 
2014-03-06 12:51:55 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Zeb Hesselgresser: Brought to you by:

[www.sfbos.org image 184x242]
David Chiu grew up in Boston and received his undergraduate degree, law degree, and master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.

a civil rights attorney at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. In the mid-1990s, David served as Democratic Counsel to the U.S. Senate Constitution Subcommittee

All the problems a City of that size has, All that education, All that experience, and he comes up with

"No bottle water for you, I says so."


[fireden.net image 224x216]

You've established that he's smarter than you, maybe you can learn something from him.


Clearly.
 
2014-03-06 12:54:01 PM  

TrixieDelite: Last month, several girlfriends and I went to SF for the weekend and stayed at the Hilton in Union Square. In 48 hours, we experienced the following:

~A grown man with his pants around his ankles, crapping against the hotel while squatting about 20 yards from the valet service

~A toothless hobo gumming bread that she had pulled directly from the garbage can

~A drunk dude puking out of the rear window of a taxi cab while the driver screamed at him to get the hell out of his cab

~A group of the angriest black men I've ever seen, yelling at any white woman passing by to get on her effing knees and worship them. When I shook my head in disbelief, they began coming after me, screaming at me and calling me every awful epithet imaginable. I ended up hiding in the Gap while SFPD was called out.

So it's nice to see that the SF City Council has the time and energy to ban, you know, water.


So you had a good time?  Going again soon?
 
2014-03-06 12:58:24 PM  

d23: dangelder: Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.

Really, really confused by any bellyaching like this.  They are making a rule on land that they own.  The same group of biatchers would scream for days if "you gubmit tell me how to rum my buzzzzness", just like they do when we try to make bullshiat gay bans illegal.


THEY being the govt right?
just want to be clear on why i think you are wrong
 
2014-03-06 01:30:17 PM  
Now availabe! New Dasani "Very Slightly Flavored Drink"

One customer was heard commenting "Tastes just like delicious water!"
 
2014-03-06 02:03:31 PM  

Mateorocks: [media.offbeathome.com image 339x500]

This is how the LSD used to be distributed.


I know where a few of those caches are sitting locally. Water, the carb pellets, the bland crackers, and the portable shiatters. I'm ready for when the Ruskies get frisky.
 
2014-03-06 02:04:46 PM  

Savage Bacon: Coffee and soda vendors heard cackling madly in the shadows.


No kidding. Brilliant idea savers of the planet!
 
2014-03-06 02:04:48 PM  
What are they going to do with all the water-cooler waste?
 
2014-03-06 02:46:58 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Mr.Hawk: Inflatable Rhetoric: Well heck.
I haven't bought a bottle of water yet.  I found pipes it flows from.

I too have found this. It is strange others haven't.


/I also like water in cans.
//I call it beer.

if you two can't taste the difference between heavily chlorinated municipal sludge (called water by the city), and a quality water like Zephyrhills spring water then I feel sorry for you two because your taste buds have died and I don't believe there is a cure for that (yet).


It really depends on your city. NYC tap water is great, it's all spring fed mountain reservoirs from the Adirondacks. Compare that to western Oklahoma where the water tastes like bricks.
 
2014-03-06 02:49:32 PM  

Devo: Inflatable Rhetoric: zimbomba63: How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?

Water in a plastic bag?

Plastic Bags are already illegal in San Francisco


So Joan Rivers is restricted from entering the city?
 
2014-03-06 04:04:54 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: This isn't the Philippines.


Is this the Philippines?  This isn't the Philippines.

www.founditemclothing.com
 
2014-03-06 04:08:16 PM  

Devo: Inflatable Rhetoric: zimbomba63: How about canned water?  Is that still cool, man?

Water in a plastic bag?

Plastic Bags are already illegal in San Francisco


In the Big Apple, people dress in them. Directing traffic. Some kind of fashion.
 
2014-03-06 05:40:54 PM  
So, did anyone in the thread bother to read the article? From the comments it is looking like no.
 
2014-03-06 05:41:32 PM  

dentalhilljack: As a resident of a state affected by idiots poisoning our water supply, I fully expect that SanFran's experiment would carve out an exception for distributing these little environment killers in case of disaster or crisis.  It's not like an earthquake could disrupt the delivery of water through their city or anything...


Rule #1 of local government: Never acknowledge that there are forces beyond your control.
 
2014-03-06 05:48:36 PM  
"You can't sell water on public property!"
"What about 'health water' that contains 'vitamins', for twice the... wait water is banned? THREE TIMES the price."
"That's okay."
 
2014-03-07 04:13:08 PM  
12 oz beer, legal.

12 oz soda, legal.

12 oz bottle of water?  Get a rope...
 
Displayed 137 of 137 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report