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(NBC Bay Area)   California Water Board: Oh, quit yer whining and either take the Ice Bucket Challenge or take the chicken-out option if you feel you're wasting water in a drought   (nbcbayarea.com ) divider line
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2014-08-23 08:07:03 AM  
A gallon or two isn't the problem, it's the farmers selling millions to the fracking industry.
 
2014-08-23 09:10:42 AM  
California Water Board

It's torture but it's laid back?
 
2014-08-23 09:38:21 AM  
"I just think it seems hokey and far too gimmicky and a hot trend and part of the whole 'me' culture of 'Oh, look at me. Pay attention to me,'" said Cameron Mitchell of New York. "The charity part seems like an afterthought."

Translation:  'I was into Ice Bucket back when it was still Water Bucket...you know...before it was cool.'

F*ck Cameron Mitchell of New York.  F*ck him.
 
2014-08-23 09:39:39 AM  

Mugato: California Water Board

It's torture but it's laid back?


Not quite. It involves cauliflower.
 
2014-08-23 09:42:30 AM  

Sugarbombs: Mugato: California Water Board

It's torture but it's laid back?

Not quite. It involves cauliflower.


And quite a bit of avocado.
 
2014-08-23 09:49:09 AM  
Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water goes in aquifer. Water goes up pipe. Water goes in bucket.
 
2014-08-23 10:02:14 AM  

badhatharry: Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water goes in aquifer. Water goes up pipe. Water goes in bucket.


You're close, but here's a closer version. Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water evaporates, is blown somewhere else and never sees the aquifer again until there's a lot more rain than the west (and particularly California) has seen in a while.

When we pour aquifer water on the ground, we're pretty much kissing it goodbye. Aquifers get recharged by serious rainfall, not what we put on our lawns and crops.
 
2014-08-23 10:02:34 AM  

EvilEgg: A gallon or two isn't the problem, it's the farmers selling millions to the fracking industry.


rabble rabble rabble
 
2014-08-23 10:03:17 AM  

elkboy: Sugarbombs: Mugato: California Water Board

It's torture but it's laid back?

Not quite. It involves cauliflower.

And quite a bit of avocado.


With a sprinkling of fairy dust
 
2014-08-23 10:03:55 AM  
Shouldn't people be donating money to ALS research not so into getting out of it?
 
2014-08-23 10:05:35 AM  

badhatharry: Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water goes in aquifer. Water goes up pipe. Water goes in bucket.


Cage goes in the water, you go into the water, shark's in the water. Our shark.
 
2014-08-23 10:13:30 AM  

badhatharry: Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water goes in aquifer. Water goes up pipe. Water goes in bucket.


Evaporation doesn't happen in the world of badhatharry.
 
2014-08-23 10:15:04 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: badhatharry: Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water goes in aquifer. Water goes up pipe. Water goes in bucket.

You're close, but here's a closer version. Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water evaporates, is blown somewhere else and never sees the aquifer again until there's a lot more rain than the west (and particularly California) has seen in a while.

When we pour aquifer water on the ground, we're pretty much kissing it goodbye. Aquifers get recharged by serious rainfall, not what we put on our lawns and crops.


So the amount that is "wasted" is the amount that gets evaporated from a bucket of water and goes somewhere else. Plus the energy to pump it and additional purification. It's a drop in the bucket. Avoiding the ice bucket challenge is pissing in the wind. They need some rain.
 
2014-08-23 10:19:43 AM  
Could I have a day without hearing the words "ice bucket challenge" please?
 
2014-08-23 10:22:40 AM  

FarkerSnow: Could I have a day without hearing the words "ice bucket challenge" please?


I agree. Does pouring ice water on yourself mean you care more, or that you want people to think you care more?
 
2014-08-23 10:29:37 AM  

FarkerSnow: Could I have a day without hearing the words "ice bucket challenge" please?


Okay, how about the words "Patrick Stewart continues to be awesome?"
/Fark thread
 
2014-08-23 10:41:28 AM  

badhatharry: I May Be Crazy But...: badhatharry: Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water goes in aquifer. Water goes up pipe. Water goes in bucket.

You're close, but here's a closer version. Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water evaporates, is blown somewhere else and never sees the aquifer again until there's a lot more rain than the west (and particularly California) has seen in a while.

When we pour aquifer water on the ground, we're pretty much kissing it goodbye. Aquifers get recharged by serious rainfall, not what we put on our lawns and crops.

So the amount that is "wasted" is the amount that gets evaporated from a bucket of water and goes somewhere else. Plus the energy to pump it and additional purification. It's a drop in the bucket. Avoiding the ice bucket challenge is pissing in the wind. They need some rain.


http://www.theonion.com/articles/how-bad-for-the-environment-can-thr ow ing-away-one,2892/
 
2014-08-23 10:41:31 AM  

badhatharry: Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water goes in aquifer. Water goes up pipe. Water goes in bucket.


Woman inherits the earth.
 
2014-08-23 11:13:41 AM  

roughridersfan: FarkerSnow: Could I have a day without hearing the words "ice bucket challenge" please?

I agree. Does pouring ice water on yourself mean you care more, or that you want people to think you care more?


It's for fun.  FFS, do we as a society have a wooden plank so far up our ass that we can't have just a little fun, and make people smile if only for 30 seconds?
 
2014-08-23 11:49:11 AM  

LessO2: roughridersfan: FarkerSnow: Could I have a day without hearing the words "ice bucket challenge" please?

I agree. Does pouring ice water on yourself mean you care more, or that you want people to think you care more?

It's for fun.  FFS, do we as a society have a wooden plank so far up our ass that we can't have just a little fun, and make people smile if only for 30 seconds?


THIS.
It sounds more like, "No one has challenged me so I'll just sit here and be mad."
 
2014-08-23 12:08:01 PM  
Just returning it to the environment.
 
2014-08-23 12:23:34 PM  

TheOther: "I just think it seems hokey and far too gimmicky and a hot trend and part of the whole 'me' culture of 'Oh, look at me. Pay attention to me,'" said Cameron Mitchell of New York. "The charity part seems like an afterthought."

Translation:  'I was into Ice Bucket back when it was still Water Bucket...you know...before it was cool.'

F*ck Cameron Mitchell of New York.  F*ck him.


He sounds pretty spot-on actually.  I've noticed, more often than not, the people who I see doing it on FB are the ones who update their page 16 times a day, where they had lunch, what their cats are doing, random song lyrics, etc.    ME ME ME
 
2014-08-23 12:53:39 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: TheOther: "I just think it seems hokey and far too gimmicky and a hot trend and part of the whole 'me' culture of 'Oh, look at me. Pay attention to me,'" said Cameron Mitchell of New York. "The charity part seems like an afterthought."

Translation:  'I was into Ice Bucket back when it was still Water Bucket...you know...before it was cool.'

F*ck Cameron Mitchell of New York.  F*ck him.

He sounds pretty spot-on actually.  I've noticed, more often than not, the people who I see doing it on FB are the ones who update their page 16 times a day, where they had lunch, what their cats are doing, random song lyrics, etc.    ME ME ME


Cameron Mitchell strikes me as an AW, but put that aside.

I agree with your view of the ME ME ME participant, but the Ice Bucket Challenge has made being an attention whore useful, even altruistically beneficial, to a larger community.  Raising money for ALS research for a cure is the point, not curing selfie-posters of duck-face.  Nothing can help those people.
 
2014-08-23 02:02:26 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: badhatharry: Water goes in bucket. Water goes in ground. Water goes in aquifer. Water goes up pipe. Water goes in bucket.

Woman inherits the earth.


[This comment has been removed due to hurting people's feelings]
 
2014-08-23 05:04:54 PM  
The Ice Bucket Challenge isn't necessarily annoying by its self.  As a ALS demonstration tool, it's an interesting idea (although the point of the whole thing has long since been lost).  The problem is that it has worked so well as a fundraising tool.  I fear we will soon be overrun with charities falling all over themselves to come up with "crazy" things for people to do.  And we'll have an even bigger army of would-be viral video stars / idiots competing to see who can be the most outrageous and clog up the social media feeds.

The whole thing just seems ridiculous.  Donate or don't donate.  At what point did we become a society made up of people who craved so much attention on themselves??

/No, I haven't been challenged.
//Have already warned friends not to bother.
 
2014-08-23 07:12:18 PM  
At least it isn't another breast cancer awareness scam.

That being said, a few buckets of water is nothing compared to what vineyards use. During the summer each vine needs one gallon per day in the warmer areas like Paso Robles. Multiply that by the millions of vines and you start to realize why wells are running dry. It's not from ice buckets that could be offset by not flushing a toilet once.
 
2014-08-23 08:03:40 PM  
Keep wasting that water you farkers.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/photos/striking-photos-californias-dwindlin g- water-supplies-25060135/
I can't wait till you have none left and start a war over it.
 
2014-08-23 09:12:17 PM  

corn-bread: The Ice Bucket Challenge isn't necessarily annoying by its self.  As a ALS demonstration tool, it's an interesting idea (although the point of the whole thing has long since been lost).  The problem is that it has worked so well as a fundraising tool.  I fear we will soon be overrun with charities falling all over themselves to come up with "crazy" things for people to do.  And we'll have an even bigger army of would-be viral video stars / idiots competing to see who can be the most outrageous and clog up the social media feeds.

The whole thing just seems ridiculous.  Donate or don't donate.  At what point did we become a society made up of people who craved so much attention on themselves??

/No, I haven't been challenged.



Gee, I can't imagine why you haven't been picked.

Lighten up.
 
2014-08-23 10:20:44 PM  
Putting your money where everybody else's big mouths are is now "chickening out?"

You have an interesting view of the world there, Derpmitter.
 
2014-08-23 10:22:34 PM  

Polish Hussar: FarkerSnow: Could I have a day without hearing the words "ice bucket challenge" please?

Okay, how about the words "Patrick Stewart continues to be awesome?"
/Fark thread


This is the video that should have ended all this bullshiat. Everything else is happy days after Fonzi jumped the shark.

Just donate already.
 
2014-08-24 12:00:04 AM  

LessO2: corn-bread: The Ice Bucket Challenge isn't necessarily annoying by its self.  As a ALS demonstration tool, it's an interesting idea (although the point of the whole thing has long since been lost).  The problem is that it has worked so well as a fundraising tool.  I fear we will soon be overrun with charities falling all over themselves to come up with "crazy" things for people to do.  And we'll have an even bigger army of would-be viral video stars / idiots competing to see who can be the most outrageous and clog up the social media feeds.

The whole thing just seems ridiculous.  Donate or don't donate.  At what point did we become a society made up of people who craved so much attention on themselves??

/No, I haven't been challenged.


Gee, I can't imagine why you haven't been picked.

Lighten up.



Or maybe they're respecting my wishes (and the last slashie you left out of the quote).

Some of us look at what constitutes the culture today and shudder at what we've become.  Others dump buckets of ice water on themselves and post it to youtube.
 
2014-08-24 01:19:57 PM  

corn-bread: The Ice Bucket Challenge isn't necessarily annoying by its self.  As a ALS demonstration tool, it's an interesting idea (although the point of the whole thing has long since been lost).  The problem is that it has worked so well as a fundraising tool.  I fear we will soon be overrun with charities falling all over themselves to come up with "crazy" things for people to do.  And we'll have an even bigger army of would-be viral video stars / idiots competing to see who can be the most outrageous and clog up the social media feeds.

The whole thing just seems ridiculous.  Donate or don't donate.  At what point did we become a society made up of people who craved so much attention on themselves??

/No, I haven't been challenged.
//Have already warned friends not to bother.


I lol'ed.  You sound sad :(
 
2014-08-24 01:23:37 PM  

elkboy: Sugarbombs: Mugato: California Water Board

It's torture but it's laid back?

Not quite. It involves cauliflower.

And quite a bit of avocado.


Wait, I thought it was a sushi dish...
 
2014-08-24 01:27:18 PM  

LessO2: roughridersfan: FarkerSnow: Could I have a day without hearing the words "ice bucket challenge" please?

I agree. Does pouring ice water on yourself mean you care more, or that you want people to think you care more?

It's for fun.  FFS, do we as a society have a wooden plank so far up our ass that we can't have just a little fun, and make people smile if only for 30 seconds?


No, no, planking was last year.
 
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