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PaulaFarrell Donating Member (840 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 10:28 AM
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43. Misleading headline...again
Says driest in 130 years, not driest ever recorded. The headline implies that 130 years it was this dry, rather than that it is the driest summer since recording began 130 years ago, and thus that that while not normal, it's not unheard of. This kind of headline comforts the deniers, and it seems to happen all the time.

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  -LA residents told to cut showers as drought deepens (driest in 130 yrs) UpInArms  Jun-07-07 06:24 AM   #0 
  - interesting... extreme dought on both coasts  ixion   Jun-07-07 06:29 AM   #1 
  - Extreme populations tax the resources  ohio2007   Jun-07-07 06:59 AM   #8 
  - While that may be true it really doesn't address the drought unless  Bandit   Jun-07-07 11:09 AM   #48 
  - Peak population has been reached and the  ohio2007   Jun-07-07 04:23 PM   #93 
  - The L.A. Basin is a desert with a carrying capacity of 650,000 thousand people  candice   Jun-08-07 01:32 AM   #105 
  - Bingo-Overpopulation is the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. nt  TheGoldenRule   Jun-09-07 08:58 AM   #134 
  - In SC, we're in a drought. Don't know if it's an extreme drought, though. nt  raccoon   Jun-07-07 09:45 AM   #36 
  - What is an extreme drought?  BarstowDeath   Jun-07-07 11:52 AM   #50 
  - Here ya go...  progressoid   Jun-07-07 01:11 PM   #59 
     - thanks  BarstowDeath   Jun-07-07 04:07 PM   #89 
  - Here in Fargo it's it's so wet we have flooding.  Odin2005   Jun-07-07 03:24 PM   #81 
  - New England is doing well. nt  VTMechEngr   Jun-08-07 11:00 AM   #109 
  - Trash in toilets?  BeyondGeography   Jun-07-07 06:32 AM   #2 
  - that`s were we throw our trash here in illinois  madrchsod   Jun-07-07 07:00 AM   #9 
  - In Chicago the park water fountains used to run continuously.  bigmonkey   Jun-07-07 02:45 PM   #79 
  - Somewhere (here or elsewhere on the web)  Delphinus   Jun-07-07 03:44 PM   #82 
  - Plumbers in Illinois must be pretty wealthy, LOL  silverojo   Jun-07-07 03:58 PM   #84 
     - LOL! n/t  Megahurtz   Jun-07-07 04:06 PM   #88 
     - LOL  Screwfly   Jun-08-07 08:03 PM   #131 
  - Talking trash...  Joanie Baloney   Jun-07-07 12:55 PM   #54 
  - Yep. Toss the dental floss in and flush. Toss a kleenex in and flush.  kestrel91316   Jun-08-07 01:53 PM   #122 
     - how do you wipe with dental floss?!!!  TankLV   Jun-09-07 09:09 AM   #138 
        - People use their toilets for TRASH disposal because they are too  kestrel91316   Jun-09-07 10:53 AM   #141 
        - Dental Floss is a versatile thing. They even use it to make  Buns_of_Fire   Jun-10-07 08:55 AM   #144 
  - Time to take Navy showers  tinymontgomery   Jun-07-07 06:33 AM   #3 
  - I wouldn't mind this, actually.  Delphinus   Jun-07-07 03:45 PM   #83 
  - Go to a place like Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.  silverojo   Jun-07-07 04:00 PM   #85 
  - Yep, that's what I'm doing...  devilgrrl   Jun-07-07 04:04 PM   #86 
  - fill one tub with wash water and another with rinse water...  grasswire   Jun-08-07 11:00 AM   #110 
     - My sink is real small and doesn't have a drain that plugs...  devilgrrl   Jun-08-07 12:10 PM   #115 
        - You can buy a plain rubber cover that fits in your drain to plug the sink.  yardwork   Jun-08-07 01:32 PM   #118 
           - I use Dr. Bronners soap too :-)  devilgrrl   Jun-08-07 01:47 PM   #120 
              - That'll work!  yardwork   Jun-08-07 02:01 PM   #126 
  - Many Europeans bathe this way  catgirl   Jun-08-07 11:57 AM   #114 
  - Never stopped taking "submarine" showers  Ezlivin   Jun-08-07 01:54 PM   #123 
     - I learned to do it that last time Honolulu had a drought in the 80's  TankLV   Jun-09-07 08:52 AM   #133 
  - Unless water is rationed to each household. this will not be enforceable  rodeodance   Jun-07-07 06:45 AM   #4 
  - No, it won't, but they could raise rates in an emergency!  BikeWriter   Jun-07-07 06:52 AM   #5 
  - when everyone moved there  madrchsod   Jun-07-07 06:57 AM   #6 
  - And when everyone moved to New Orleans  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 08:15 AM   #14 
  - Need your morning coffee?  arikara   Jun-07-07 11:27 AM   #49 
  - Thank you. They still are building MORE AND MORE. If they would  kestrel91316   Jun-08-07 01:57 PM   #124 
  - When people move to the arid West from the lush areas of the  hedgehog   Jun-07-07 12:37 PM   #53 
  - Another expert on living in California...let's see where you're from.  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 12:57 PM   #56 
     - Not exactly !  hedgehog   Jun-07-07 01:34 PM   #63 
     - And there you are hoggin' all the rain, hedgehog  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 01:48 PM   #67 
        - I guess the question is, how many transplanted Westerners live in a state of denial?  hedgehog   Jun-07-07 02:22 PM   #77 
     - Well, I've lived in California and Arizona  silverojo   Jun-07-07 04:05 PM   #87 
  - I lived in the LA area from 1954 to 1978...  KansDem   Jun-07-07 02:48 PM   #80 
     - You were getting water from the Owens Valley in the 50s.  candice   Jun-08-07 01:33 AM   #106 
     - Well, sometimes it does this:  kestrel91316   Jun-08-07 02:01 PM   #125 
  - That is why  ChazII   Jun-07-07 01:56 PM   #69 
  - (or shower with a friend!)  BikeWriter   Jun-07-07 06:57 AM   #7 
  - That Could Use More Water  iamjoy   Jun-07-07 07:19 AM   #10 
  - "Conserve ... shower with a friend"  SomeGuyInEagan   Jun-07-07 09:40 AM   #33 
  - Can't we desalinate the ocean?  JNelson6563   Jun-07-07 07:20 AM   #11 
  - Must be.  edwardlindy   Jun-07-07 08:06 AM   #12 
  - Desalinization is one of those things that looks like a good idea  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 08:22 AM   #16 
  - *ALERT" - In a daring maneuver to thwart Mother Nature  InkAddict   Jun-07-07 09:08 AM   #28 
  - We've got a desal plant here in Santa Barbara  XemaSab   Jun-07-07 08:08 PM   #99 
  - I think the Israelis are working on this  ikojo   Jun-10-07 09:04 AM   #146 
  - I have a better idea - shower with a neighbor  TOJ   Jun-07-07 08:12 AM   #13 
  - Can you spare a square? nt  Javaman   Jun-07-07 08:17 AM   #15 
  - In Colorado there's a saying:  Robb   Jun-07-07 08:22 AM   #17 
  - They have sprinklers going day and night throughout CA...  rfranklin   Jun-07-07 08:22 AM   #18 
  - Shit fire Dilbert, I don't even have shut-off valves on my sprinklers!!  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 08:41 AM   #22 
  - Oh man -- don't even get me started!!  driver8   Jun-07-07 08:46 AM   #25 
  - It's the pristine-clean cars that bug me  bunkerbuster1   Jun-07-07 09:43 AM   #35 
  - it isn't just CA  bleedingheart   Jun-07-07 10:26 AM   #42 
  - It's never neccesary to water like that.  Xithras   Jun-07-07 12:37 PM   #52 
  - Ahh someone with a sense of reality!!  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 01:08 PM   #58 
  - Great post.  driver8   Jun-07-07 02:13 PM   #74 
  - Indeed, you don't have to water lawn much in SoCal  silverojo   Jun-07-07 04:09 PM   #90 
     - LA is often HOTTER THAN PALM SPRINGS. I should know.  kestrel91316   Jun-08-07 02:05 PM   #127 
  - you need to be planting veggies in that sun  xxqqqzme   Jun-07-07 01:44 PM   #65 
     - I tried the bucket in the shower idea  silverojo   Jun-07-07 04:12 PM   #91 
  - Give "desert landscaping" a try...  ordinaryaveragegirl   Jun-09-07 09:03 AM   #136 
  - This is what happens when you put large metropolitan areas in what is essentially a desert  MadHound   Jun-07-07 08:25 AM   #19 
  - invalid reasoning. try again nt  msongs   Jun-07-07 08:27 AM   #20 
  - OK, I conceed that I was a little over the top calling the area a desert, however  MadHound   Jun-07-07 08:45 AM   #24 
  - So the Ogalala aquifer is draining into the San Fernando Valley?  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 09:06 AM   #26 
  - You are so deluded about the Southwest  silverojo   Jun-07-07 04:20 PM   #92 
  - I'm not absolutely certain about this, but I believe most golf courses  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 06:00 PM   #95 
  - Thanks for the defense of us desert rats.  Coventina   Jun-08-07 09:15 AM   #108 
  - Come to Los Angeles. Most of the millions of homes here have GRASS LAWNS  kestrel91316   Jun-08-07 02:10 PM   #129 
  - We DO live in a desert here in SoCal. Most years we get almost no  kestrel91316   Jun-08-07 02:07 PM   #128 
  - What's invalid about it? Are you saying that you don't understand  acmavm   Jun-07-07 09:18 AM   #29 
     - No. You have to understand that we in the west live with water shortage  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 09:28 AM   #31 
     - You are probably going to be the one with the problem.  barb162   Jun-07-07 10:00 AM   #38 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-07-07 10:47 AM   #45 
     - You have got to be kidding me!  depakid   Jun-07-07 01:50 PM   #68 
        - Another expert on Southern California who doesn't live here.  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 02:03 PM   #72 
           - I have news  depakid   Jun-07-07 02:19 PM   #76 
     - There are water wars, but  huskerlaw   Jun-07-07 12:56 PM   #55 
  - It's a totally different water system in the midwest  XemaSab   Jun-07-07 08:14 PM   #100 
  - I had no idea there were so many California-bashers here on DU  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 08:31 AM   #21 
  - Yawn. Stretch. Waste water.  Joanie Baloney   Jun-07-07 09:06 AM   #27 
  - I'm not bashing California. I just don't get why people try to make it look like Connecticut...  NorthernSpy   Jun-07-07 10:18 AM   #40 
  - LOL. They want to look like Connecticut....  VTMechEngr   Jun-08-07 11:24 AM   #111 
  - LOL-- Californian here and I agree with the bashers....  mike_c   Jun-07-07 10:41 AM   #44 
  - Hey Mike  XemaSab   Jun-07-07 08:18 PM   #101 
  - Because as I drive around El Dorado Hills...  Throd   Jun-07-07 12:31 PM   #51 
     - Yell yeah, but white flight suburbs tend to have high concentrations of the spoiled and stupid.  LeftyMom   Jun-07-07 09:21 PM   #103 
  - If it's yellow, let it mellow  RedEarth   Jun-07-07 08:42 AM   #23 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-07-07 09:23 AM   #30 
  - California is stealing water from the entire country?  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 09:32 AM   #32 
     - LA has been stealing water for decades  AZDemDist6   Jun-07-07 09:42 AM   #34 
     - Every urban area in California steals water from another part of the state  XemaSab   Jun-07-07 08:33 PM   #102 
     - Huh?  Le Taz Hot   Jun-07-07 10:13 AM   #39 
     - Did you intend to reply to the other poster?  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 10:53 AM   #46 
        - No, dahlink,  Le Taz Hot   Jun-07-07 10:59 AM   #47 
     - Ever seen the film Chinatown? nt  TheGoldenRule   Jun-09-07 09:27 AM   #140 
  - group showers are much more effective  DrDan   Jun-07-07 09:48 AM   #37 
  - everyone: get a copy of "Cadillac Desert" and read it  kineneb   Jun-07-07 10:23 AM   #41 
  - Great book...Marc Reisner (RIP) was a visionary  BeyondGeography   Jun-07-07 01:12 PM   #60 
  - Misleading headline...again  PaulaFarrell   Jun-07-07 10:28 AM   #43 
  - I skipped a shower this am and..  BadGimp   Jun-07-07 01:06 PM   #57 
  - Delete.  roamer65   Jun-07-07 01:13 PM   #61 
  - Message to the West: Don't even consider Great Lakes water diversion.  roamer65   Jun-07-07 01:15 PM   #62 
  - Bog it down in the courts, nothing!  hedgehog   Jun-07-07 01:37 PM   #64 
  - All Great Lakes Canadian provinces and American GL states are in "the same boat".  roamer65   Jun-07-07 01:58 PM   #70 
  - totally agree - Buffalo born, live in Vegas now...  TankLV   Jun-09-07 09:03 AM   #135 
  - Delete.  roamer65   Jun-07-07 02:03 PM   #71 
  - Don't worry, we're looking more at Alaska :)  Xithras   Jun-07-07 07:05 PM   #98 
  - It's bad here in southern middle Tennessee- no rain in months.  Wcross   Jun-07-07 01:45 PM   #66 
  - Your rain has slid north.  roamer65   Jun-07-07 02:05 PM   #73 
  - They need to move on a number of cogeneration desalination projects.  BrightKnight   Jun-07-07 02:18 PM   #75 
  - How about reverse osmosis on the sewer outlets?  hedgehog   Jun-07-07 02:29 PM   #78 
     - Well we were going to try something similar in San Diego, buuut  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 05:55 PM   #94 
        - That's too bad. I think eventually all sewer plants will have to engage  hedgehog   Jun-07-07 06:09 PM   #96 
           - I hope to see thermal polymerization plants  MindPilot   Jun-07-07 06:35 PM   #97 
  - Too many illegal aliens  one more state   Jun-08-07 12:06 AM   #104 
  - How would they know...the government has no idea who is here, and  candice   Jun-08-07 01:35 AM   #107 
     - Over here, fake IDs are sold by a city councilman's father  barb162   Jun-08-07 01:10 PM   #116 
  - time to close the Oregon border to migration  grasswire   Jun-08-07 11:26 AM   #112 
  - I'm surprised there aren't more people in your state.  barb162   Jun-08-07 01:12 PM   #117 
     - shhhh.....  grasswire   Jun-08-07 07:14 PM   #130 
  - Time to redistribute population according to rainfall?  ozone_man   Jun-08-07 11:42 AM   #113 
  - hey - let me whistle past the graveyard in the dark a while longer please!  TankLV   Jun-09-07 09:05 AM   #137 
  - Sheesh, guess we might be the next "boom" area LOL...  ordinaryaveragegirl   Jun-09-07 11:46 AM   #142 
     - It's probably best to stay as the bread basket.  ozone_man   Jun-09-07 01:31 PM   #143 
  - I just took a very WET walk around downtown LA this morning  Cronus Protagonist   Jun-08-07 01:45 PM   #119 
  - I have been doing my part since Sep 1 2006. I have not watered  kestrel91316   Jun-08-07 01:51 PM   #121 
  - Save water - shower together!!!  TankLV   Jun-09-07 08:51 AM   #132 
  - Two ideas Brown Lawns and Front Loading Washing Machines.  TheGoldenRule   Jun-09-07 09:12 AM   #139 
  - But what will Paris do if she cannot  ikojo   Jun-10-07 08:58 AM   #145 
 

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