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  •  And add some perspective... (3+ / 0-)

    For example:

    Americans spend 11 billion dollars a year on bottled water.

    Drinking tap water in America won't kill you.

    Not having health coverage will....

    15 to 6. Pulled ahead as soon as the gate opened and never looked back....

    by BobTrips on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 11:23:33 AM PDT

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    •  It will in Lehigh County PA (1+ / 0-)
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      fhcec

      You can taste the metal in the water.

      But would anyone drink recycled toilet water?  I won't would you? ha.

      •  Taste metal? (3+ / 0-)
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        tmo, LuvSet, Dixie Liberal

        You sure you aren't tasting chlorine?

        Try letting a glass of water sit on the counter for a half hour or so.  Any chlorine should evaporate.

        Or you might have water that is high in iron.  Won't hurt you and you can easily filter it out if you wish.

        As for drinking recycled toilet water, you do it all the time.

        You do realize that the water you drink every day has passed through the guts of humans and other animals for millions of years before getting to your tap, don't you?

        No one makes "brand new water" for your plastic  bottle.

         

        15 to 6. Pulled ahead as soon as the gate opened and never looked back....

        by BobTrips on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 12:02:44 PM PDT

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        •  I drink spring water and cook with it. (0+ / 0-)
          •  Spring water? (2+ / 0-)
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            tmo, MsGrin

            You can bet that there's worm poop in it.

            Not to mention the unmentionable things that were done in it by microrganisms on the way to your glass....

            ;o)

            15 to 6. Pulled ahead as soon as the gate opened and never looked back....

            by BobTrips on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 01:14:22 PM PDT

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            •  Awww your just trying to ruin my day. je. (0+ / 0-)
              •  Naw... (2+ / 0-)
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                ybruti, MsGrin

                Just trying to drag you (kicking and screaming, apparently) toward reality....

                BTW, my water comes from a well.  Not that deep a well, considering I'm on top of a steep ridge.  When the water comes up it smells strongly of sulfur dioxide and that indicates that the water comes recently from decaying organic matter.  

                "Decaying organic matter" is another way of saying lots of microbe poop.

                I pump up to water tanks higher on the ridge when the sun is strong (I'm off the grid) and then gravity flow back to house and gardens.

                Once the water has been in the tank for 20-30 minutes the sulfur dioxide has gassed off and I can ignore all the little critters who used the water before I got to.

                What doesn't kill you (sometimes) makes you stronger....

                15 to 6. Pulled ahead as soon as the gate opened and never looked back....

                by BobTrips on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 03:10:16 PM PDT

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    •  9 billion a year... (3+ / 0-)
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      tmo, LuvSet, doctoraaron

      That's what California physicians waste each year on lost time doing paperwork.

      45 minutes a day.  Time to heal a couple of uninsured people, right there.

      I've watched my MD and PA spend time reviewing lists trying to figure out how to bill for one of my office visits.  Different carriers, different codes, different rules, ....

      10% right here...

      15 to 6. Pulled ahead as soon as the gate opened and never looked back....

      by BobTrips on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 01:26:17 PM PDT

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