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(KTLA Los Angeles)   U.S. warns California that stillsuit discipline will be required at all outdoor events. Please check your moisture seals, and remember that your water belongs to the tribe   (ktla.com) divider line
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4517 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 30 Nov 2022 at 3:05 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-30 3:03:42 PM  
No, your water belongs to Nestle, who reminds you access to clean drinking water is not a human right - you need to pay (Nestle) for it.

After all, stealing and bottling your water isn't free.
 
2022-11-30 3:06:08 PM  
Well, that went straight to the thigh pads, now, didn't it.
 
2022-11-30 3:07:09 PM  
Burn down the almonds already.
 
2022-11-30 3:07:19 PM  
Is it a drought if it's permanent?
 
2022-11-30 3:08:35 PM  
Wild fires, water shortages, rolling blackouts.  3rd world country.
 
2022-11-30 3:08:37 PM  

foo monkey: Is it a drought if it's permanent?


Eventually the average drops to the point you aren't in drought, just in the desert.
 
2022-11-30 3:08:49 PM  
It's almost as if we should not include bathtubs in hotels anymore too
 
2022-11-30 3:10:52 PM  
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2022-11-30 3:11:01 PM  
They'll be so many surprised people when the 25% mandatory reduction in water use kicks in. They'll be like deer in headlights. Then they'll go out and water the concrete in protest. Because the drought is fake.
 
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2022-11-30 3:11:35 PM  

Private_Citizen: No, your water belongs to Nestle, who reminds you access to clean drinking water is not a human right - you need to pay (Nestle) for it.


Oh no! Nestle is stealing... *checks notes*... a trivial amount of water for drinking.

Things that use water: farms, lawns, industry, cleaning, bathing.  Things that don't use much: drinking.

I mean, yeah it's theft. But on a scale of "you are evil" to "you are affecting statewide water supplies" it's more of the former and less of the latter.
 
2022-11-30 3:12:26 PM  
There's plenty of water for everyone, but it's a bit salty so you might want to use a purifying system.   Do it yourself.   Or you can, you know, buy clean water from a local or multi-national source.   Or dig a well and pump some out.   Or take you chances with the local stream or pond.   Or collect rain water.   Or live somewhere where rain and freshwater are abundant.

Lots of options for humans who seem to require water to survive.
 
2022-11-30 3:13:17 PM  

TypoFlyspray: Well, that went straight to the thigh pads, now, didn't it.


Usul is pinching off a big one!

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2022-11-30 3:16:15 PM  

jvl: Private_Citizen: No, your water belongs to Nestle, who reminds you access to clean drinking water is not a human right - you need to pay (Nestle) for it.

Oh no! Nestle is stealing... *checks notes*... a trivial amount of water for drinking.

Things that use water: farms, lawns, industry, cleaning, bathing.  Things that don't use much: drinking.

I mean, yeah it's theft. But on a scale of "you are evil" to "you are affecting statewide water supplies" it's more of the former and less of the latter.


Nestle bottles over a billion gallons of California water every year. A person needs slightly less than a gallon a day. So that's enough drinking water to last 2.8 million people a year.
No they aren't the biggest water consumer in California, but they sure as hell aren't using a "trivial amount".
 
2022-11-30 3:20:15 PM  

maxandgrinch: It's almost as if we should not include bathtubs in hotels anymore too


Indoor water use has priority over agricultural water use; and indoor water use is such a small proportion of all water use that we'd have to be down 90% over many years before people start having to think about baths.
 
2022-11-30 3:24:07 PM  

Private_Citizen: Nestle bottles over a billion gallons of California water every year. A person needs slightly less than a gallon a day. So that's enough drinking water to last 2.8 million people a year.
No they aren't the biggest water consumer in California, but they sure as hell aren't using a "trivial amount".


Counterpoint: A billion gallons is 0.005% of a typical year's year's stream flows in California, not even counting the Colorado River.

Secondary point: If '10% of drinking water = 1/20000th of available water' doesn't illustrate just how much water is used for agricultural irrigation, I don't know what will.
 
2022-11-30 3:24:16 PM  

baronbloodbath: TypoFlyspray: Well, that went straight to the thigh pads, now, didn't it.

Usul is pinching off a big one!

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Or, he's getting a 'blowie' and he's into the 'vinegar strokes' portion.
 
2022-11-30 3:26:36 PM  

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2022-11-30 3:33:07 PM  

farkitallletitend: They'll be so many surprised people when the 25% mandatory reduction in water use kicks in. They'll be like deer in headlights. Then they'll go out and water the concrete in protest. Because the drought is fake.


There can't possibly be a drought!  There's water coming out of my hose!
 
2022-11-30 3:42:39 PM  
"What's in the box?"

"Memes!"
 
2022-11-30 3:50:02 PM  
The answer is fewer cows.

/seriously
 
2022-11-30 3:54:45 PM  
UltraFark:  Rain is forecast for California this weekend.
 
2022-11-30 3:55:39 PM  

Farker Soze: "What's in the box?"

"Memes!"


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2022-11-30 4:00:45 PM  
.. but you're still losing 80% of it through the nostrils.
 
2022-11-30 4:03:24 PM  

whatshisname: The answer is fewer cows.

/seriously


Fatties use the same amount of water as everyone else.
 
2022-11-30 4:07:06 PM  
There was a plan to pump the output from the treatment plants back up to the reservoirs instead of dumping it into the rivers/ocean. But that sounded too ickie. People forget that all the water taken from rivers includes all the outputs from treatment plants upriver.
 
2022-11-30 4:08:54 PM  

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Is the reason they didn't have him stick his dick in the box because he was the first man to do it and they didn't think of having him do that?
 
2022-11-30 4:09:03 PM  
Hmm, almost like encouraging huge cities and industrialized agriculture in a semi desert environment was a bad idea.


/but Nestle!
 
2022-11-30 4:17:23 PM  

bughunter: UltraFark:  Rain is forecast for California this weekend.


Gonna need at least 10 years of way over average amount of rains to recover.
 
2022-11-30 4:26:16 PM  
Not content with fruit, vegetables, and wine, California turned to growing almonds, olives, and producing dairy products

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They're so desperate for water that they are using oil drilling wastewater to irrigate their crops.  But don't worry, they won't let any of that aluminum, barium, cadmium, chromium, radioactive cobalt, coliform bacteria, lithium, nitrates, petroleum hydrocarbons, phenols, salts, scale inhibitor, selenium, radioactive strontium, surfactants, and volatile acids from nasty natural gas fracking waste anywhere near your food.  Only aluminum, barium, cadmium, chromium, radioactive cobalt, coliform bacteria, lithium, nitrates, petroleum hydrocarbons, phenols, salts, scale inhibitor, selenium, radioactive strontium, surfactants, and volatile acids from water separated from oil during extraction.
 
2022-11-30 4:26:50 PM  
Desert
 
2022-11-30 4:27:44 PM  
We are already starting to see it

But at some point people in the west are just going to be out of water.

And there response will be " why didn't anyone stop this from happening," followed by "what are you (rest of the nation) going to do to fix this."
 
2022-11-30 4:27:59 PM  

Halfabee64: Not content with fruit, vegetables, and wine, California turned to growing almonds, olives, and producing dairy products

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They're so desperate for water that they are using oil drilling wastewater to irrigate their crops.  But don't worry, they won't let any of that aluminum, barium, cadmium, chromium, radioactive cobalt, coliform bacteria, lithium, nitrates, petroleum hydrocarbons, phenols, salts, scale inhibitor, selenium, radioactive strontium, surfactants, and volatile acids from nasty natural gas fracking waste anywhere near your food.  Only aluminum, barium, cadmium, chromium, radioactive cobalt, coliform bacteria, lithium, nitrates, petroleum hydrocarbons, phenols, salts, scale inhibitor, selenium, radioactive strontium, surfactants, and volatile acids from water separated from oil during extraction.


Sounds like those crops will be very mineral rich.
 
2022-11-30 4:28:07 PM  
We should use those super scooper airplanes they use to drop water on fires to fly to the great lakes and scoop up all that water and bring it here to California. 24/7 flights, seven days a week, until the state has the normal amount of water it needs. This will have the added benefit of creating jobs. It's win/win.
 
2022-11-30 4:33:03 PM  
My idea I just now thought of. Water pipelines from Canada. Most of the USA, west of the Mississippi river will need extra water.

BTW Even the great lakes are at record lows.

Al Gore warned about this back when he ran for president. No one listened.
 
2022-11-30 4:39:47 PM  
How soon before someone starts to manufacture the Landmaster?

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2022-11-30 4:44:11 PM  
If we cannot have green-skinner Orion women then a blue-eyed Fremen lady will do. :-D

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2022-11-30 4:52:27 PM  
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Some people are in for a surprise
 
2022-11-30 4:59:50 PM  

Private_Citizen: jvl: Private_Citizen: No, your water belongs to Nestle, who reminds you access to clean drinking water is not a human right - you need to pay (Nestle) for it.

Oh no! Nestle is stealing... *checks notes*... a trivial amount of water for drinking.

Things that use water: farms, lawns, industry, cleaning, bathing.  Things that don't use much: drinking.

I mean, yeah it's theft. But on a scale of "you are evil" to "you are affecting statewide water supplies" it's more of the former and less of the latter.

Nestle bottles over a billion gallons of California water every year. A person needs slightly less than a gallon a day. So that's enough drinking water to last 2.8 million people a year.
No they aren't the biggest water consumer in California, but they sure as hell aren't using a "trivial amount".


It's a trivial amount if you're trying to make an argument about them preventing access to clean drinking water, since as others have pointed out, it's a literal drop in the bucket compared to all other available water that in principle could be used for that purpose.
 
2022-11-30 5:06:43 PM  

Birnone: We should use those super scooper airplanes they use to drop water on fires to fly to the great lakes and scoop up all that water and bring it here to California. 24/7 flights, seven days a week, until the state has the normal amount of water it needs. This will have the added benefit of creating jobs. It's win/win.


And that's how you transition handgun violence to anti-aircraft violence in Chicago.
 
2022-11-30 5:11:40 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Birnone: We should use those super scooper airplanes they use to drop water on fires to fly to the great lakes and scoop up all that water and bring it here to California. 24/7 flights, seven days a week, until the state has the normal amount of water it needs. This will have the added benefit of creating jobs. It's win/win.

And that's how you transition handgun violence to anti-aircraft violence in Chicago.


Still, it takes *teamwork* to move and reload those big guns. #OutreachWins
 
2022-11-30 5:24:19 PM  
As someone I just read the other day mentioned, none of the things about California that you read mention that more than half of it is a FREAKIN' DESERT!
 
2022-11-30 5:31:53 PM  
Don't forget to walk without rhythm.
 
2022-11-30 5:56:49 PM  

Private_Citizen: No, your water belongs to Nestle, who reminds you access to clean drinking water is not a human right - you need to pay (Nestle) for it.

After all, stealing and bottling your water isn't free.


Subsidiary of the Harkonnen Corporation.

Remember, they put the plugs back in your heart ❤
 
2022-11-30 5:58:24 PM  

Arkanaut: Don't forget to walk without rhythm.


That's what the Simi Valley is for.
 
2022-11-30 5:59:31 PM  
Shame, but meaningful action to repair the damage would mean cutting into industrial profits, and we can't have THAT.
 
2022-11-30 6:00:32 PM  

Birnone: We should use those super scooper airplanes they use to drop water on fires to fly to the great lakes and scoop up all that water and bring it here to California. 24/7 flights, seven days a week, until the state has the normal amount of water it needs. This will have the added benefit of creating jobs. It's win/win.


That's the dumbest thing I've ever read. All you need is a 1500 mile long hose and a good pump
 
2022-11-30 6:16:45 PM  
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2022-11-30 6:18:08 PM  
The hotel bathtub may go the way of the Dodo bird and the buggy whip. You hate to see it happen. Subby is steam bath all the way 1649 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2022 at 2:50 PM (3 hours ago)
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2022-11-30 6:18:10 PM  

Private_Citizen: No, your water belongs to Nestle, who reminds you access to clean drinking water is not a human right - you need to pay (Nestle) for it.

After all, stealing and bottling your water isn't free.


They should squeeze the water out of all their almonds that they are ramming in the asses of all the smug. Oh and they should bottle all their righteous farts so they can sniff them while driving their enviro mobiles.

Effffkkk California! Impossible lifestyle is we todd it. Fix your skid row and get back with the sane.
 
2022-11-30 6:18:56 PM  

wildcardjack: Burn down the almonds already.


Big Cattle thanks you for your assistance.


/per calorie grown, beef requires 3x as much water versus almonds
 
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