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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:20 AM
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1. Yes, there are water fountains.
just about everywhere.
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  -are there still water fountains in public places? free water to drink? Syrinx  Mar-27-11 06:18 AM   #0 
  - Yes, there are water fountains.  cali   Mar-27-11 06:20 AM   #1 
  - One can usually find them near the restrooms.  GoCubsGo   Mar-27-11 07:07 AM   #19 
  - i've noticed a lot less of them at work, airports and stores  bettyellen   Mar-27-11 08:45 AM   #46 
     - They seem to be harder to find in places that sell expensive drinks, amusement parks  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-27-11 03:08 PM   #67 
  - Water fountains are everywhere -  lynne   Mar-27-11 06:28 AM   #2 
  - Deer Park is much cleaner than my local tap water. Leave bottled water ALONE. nt  Modern_Matthew   Mar-27-11 06:31 AM   #3 
  - odds are  inademv   Mar-27-11 06:32 AM   #4 
  - Some companies ultrafilter it  quaker bill   Mar-27-11 06:42 AM   #8 
  - You are most likley wrong about that. Deer Park is not held to the same standards as your local  FSogol   Mar-27-11 06:37 AM   #6 
  - Not mine.  WinkyDink   Mar-27-11 07:05 AM   #15 
     - Nor, mine.  GoCubsGo   Mar-27-11 07:13 AM   #23 
  - Exactly right. When I buy bottled water in public, I buy it for the convenience.  bluestate10   Mar-27-11 06:57 AM   #11 
  - Come to AZ and have a sip of tap water  blueamy66   Mar-27-11 08:31 AM   #45 
     - I have nothing against bottled water, I buy it myself -  lynne   Mar-27-11 08:57 AM   #49 
        - I shop the sales.  blueamy66   Mar-27-11 01:43 PM   #58 
  - Manditory in all model building codes  AngryAmish   Mar-27-11 06:35 AM   #5 
  - I must say, I think this op is representative of something very common on DU  cali   Mar-27-11 06:41 AM   #7 
  - Care to elaborate?  bluestate10   Mar-27-11 07:00 AM   #13 
     - thanks. yeah, I think it demonstrates  cali   Mar-27-11 07:06 AM   #16 
        - Or simply not Googling, or investigating in person.  WinkyDink   Mar-27-11 07:07 AM   #17 
           - I know it sounds surreal, dystopic.  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 07:13 AM   #24 
              - yes, it's true, but the example you employed is  cali   Mar-27-11 07:19 AM   #27 
                 - well excuse me for a poor example  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 07:23 AM   #30 
                    - aargh. I am not the smartest person in the room. I never claim that  cali   Mar-27-11 07:33 AM   #32 
                       - +1  onenote   Mar-27-11 07:44 AM   #36 
                          - yeah, it happens a lot.  cali   Mar-27-11 07:48 AM   #38 
                          - I wasn't even making an "argument"  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 08:01 AM   #41 
                             - oh for fuck's sake. YOU are the one arguing for the sake of arguing  cali   Mar-27-11 08:04 AM   #42 
  - Companies forever seek profit  TomClash   Mar-27-11 06:44 AM   #9 
  - Bottled water in public places is a pretty weak flame target.  bluestate10   Mar-27-11 07:04 AM   #14 
     - It's a $60 billion industry  TomClash   Mar-27-11 12:30 PM   #53 
        - Driven by people that choose to buy bottled water.  bluestate10   Mar-27-11 03:16 PM   #70 
           - You are right  TomClash   Mar-27-11 04:10 PM   #74 
  - When the IMF and World Bank "help" a country that is in trouble, ...  Jim__   Mar-27-11 06:51 AM   #10 
  - One way to stop illness and eliminate parasites.  bluestate10   Mar-27-11 07:09 AM   #21 
     - It's not done on an as needed basis. It's a standard requirement.  Jim__   Mar-27-11 08:11 AM   #44 
        - Then the policy is wrong and must change. nt  bluestate10   Mar-27-11 03:17 PM   #71 
  - You may want to consider picking a different cause. nt  bluestate10   Mar-27-11 06:58 AM   #12 
  - what do you mean?  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 07:07 AM   #18 
     - It does not seem to be an issue worth fighting to me, IMO.  bluestate10   Mar-27-11 07:13 AM   #25 
  - Report back after you DO check the malls, your court-house, and your library.  WinkyDink   Mar-27-11 07:08 AM   #20 
  - it's not bizarre at all. They want to take your water.  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 07:11 AM   #22 
  - they may want to take our water but you made a claim that simply  cali   Mar-27-11 07:22 AM   #29 
     - what claim is that?  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 07:29 AM   #31 
        - I'm going to help you make your argument  cali   Mar-27-11 07:35 AM   #33 
           - no I did not  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 07:44 AM   #35 
              - Sure you did. Right here:  cali   Mar-27-11 07:46 AM   #37 
                 - you say seem to agree with me on facts and issues  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 07:57 AM   #39 
                    - aargh again. you seem to be entirely missing the point: Your op  cali   Mar-27-11 07:59 AM   #40 
  - Are you not aware that the Republican party (and the Dems too) want to privatize everything?  Syrinx   Mar-27-11 07:21 AM   #28 
  - I know there are some in airports.  geckosfeet   Mar-27-11 07:17 AM   #26 
  - ha, I went looking for 45 minutes for one last year - ended up cupping water from the sink  bettyellen   Mar-27-11 08:50 AM   #47 
     - Some airports. Near the restrooms. Just saw some a few weeks ago,,,  geckosfeet   Mar-27-11 11:40 AM   #52 
     - i can't remember where this stopover was, but no one working there knew where one was! kept telling  bettyellen   Mar-27-11 12:34 PM   #55 
     - Travel tip - carry a small refillable bottle with you  Retrograde   Mar-27-11 02:49 PM   #62 
        - I do, I had just drank it all and was thirsty because of allergy meds  bettyellen   Mar-27-11 03:05 PM   #65 
  - Yes, even at Walmart  Obamanaut   Mar-27-11 07:43 AM   #34 
  - The fountains are still there, their upkeep is pretty shitty though.  JVS   Mar-27-11 08:09 AM   #43 
  - Detroit had a public water supply law that lasted 100 years, and now lapsed.  Festivito   Mar-27-11 08:50 AM   #48 
  - Yes, there are. They are mandated in most building codes  MineralMan   Mar-27-11 09:07 AM   #50 
  - Drinking fountains are also standard in public parks.  MineralMan   Mar-27-11 09:12 AM   #51 
  - Dial it down a notch. Fountains are all over.  Codeine   Mar-27-11 12:33 PM   #54 
  - "But why, oh why, are giant corporations allowed to brand something so basic to human survival as  bobbolink   Mar-27-11 12:36 PM   #56 
  - In the US pretty common...what about poorer countries?  Snoutport   Mar-27-11 12:40 PM   #57 
  - Some say that the US military should not be used as 'World Police', in part  Obamanaut   Mar-27-11 02:29 PM   #59 
  - that's not the problem  cali   Mar-27-11 03:09 PM   #68 
  - Again...  blueamy66   Mar-27-11 02:34 PM   #60 
  - It won't kill you  Retrograde   Mar-27-11 02:54 PM   #63 
     - HA!  blueamy66   Mar-27-11 03:02 PM   #64 
  - Water? Like, from the toilet?  Quantess   Mar-27-11 02:37 PM   #61 
  - heck yeah! Outside almost every restroom in public places and malls  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-27-11 03:06 PM   #66 
  - you mean bubblers?  hfojvt   Mar-27-11 03:13 PM   #69 
  - I see water fountains all the time.  tammywammy   Mar-27-11 03:18 PM   #72 
  - Probably not as many as there once were.  SoCalDem   Mar-27-11 03:44 PM   #73 
  - As far as I know, all public buildings have water fountains.  Rex   Mar-27-11 04:12 PM   #75 

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