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Tyrone Slothrop: I thought urine was supposed to be sterile or something.
Iblis824: Really Fark?
crab66: I'm more or less a Democrat. I vote for the Democratic party.But this is the ugly side of liberalism that is just as farking stupid as the extreme right.
AngryDragon: Finally a Slate article that has a valid point
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Several quickly did the math and figured that a typical urination of about 1/8 gallon in a reservoir of 38 million gallons amounts to a concentration of 3 parts per billion.Maybe the Portland water authority consists of homeopaths.
drjekel_mrhyde: Says a woman who probably drinks bottled water all the time. Would you eat/drink human semen? Some people have no problem eating fish semen from fancy restaurants.
Delta1212: Animals probably pee in it all the time, but if it's human pee, that's disgusting.The person in charge specifically said that people have an expectation that their water supply isn't intentionally contaminated and that they are going to meet that expectation. That leads me to believe that he knows exactly how silly it is but is going to do it anyway to avoid all the complaints from people who don't want to drink "pee water."
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rev. dave: What a waste of water.I hope that they are not that stupid./Always drink upstream from the herd
Mad Scientist: "Evacuation comp.......compl.........evacuation complete."
Wendy's Chili: crab66: I'm more or less a Democrat. I vote for the Democratic party.But this is the ugly side of liberalism that is just as farking stupid as the extreme right.Wait, which part of this is "the ugly side of liberalism"? Peeing in the reservoir, draining the reservoir, or doing math?
ActionJoe: It's great that the article points out how stupid this whole thing was. Animals probably piss more in that each day than a human ever will. But the story had to throw in that stupid idea that if you are stuck somewhere that you can drink your piss to survive because it is 95% water. Yeah, well, that other 5% will probably degrade you faster than not drinking it at all.
NorthernMT: Author is a skilled troll. Presented a very strong argument that the water supply was perfectly safe, and then ruined his credibility by bring a completely irrelevant element into his summary.
Metastatic Capricorn: usernameguy:Urine is only sterile while it's inside your bladder.Urine is sterile to you unless you have a urinary tract infection. It doesn't magically become a threat as it leaves your body.
bikerbob59: rev. dave: What a waste of water.I hope that they are not that stupid./Always drink upstream from the herdHow far do you have to go upstream to make sure there aren't other herds?
SpectroBoy: I guess most people don't know that animals piss and poop in the reservoir every freaking day. Never mind what FISH do in it.
lewismarktwo: SpectroBoy: I guess most people don't know that animals piss and poop in the reservoir every freaking day. Never mind what FISH do in it.Most people think running their dishwasher sterilizes their dishes. Or that they are 'clean' after taking a shower.
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