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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:21 AM
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WTF isgoing on with the food supply??
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larrysh Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:25 AM
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1. I own a bar out in Harris County, Texas.......
The required treatment for my water well.....is to pour CHLOROX beach
into the chlorinator at a ratio of 3 gallons bleach per 55 gallons water....Yep, that's plain old store bought Kroger Chlorox bleach....
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:32 AM
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2. You have to be fucking kidding me.
Drink one glass of that and people will spend the next week mistaking you for the public swimming pool over at the Jr. High. That is truly disgusting and I feel for ya. :(
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:13 AM
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16. bleach in water...
that's what my doctor recommended when travelling - couple drops of bleach in a glass (I forget the ratio) - doens't taste all that great but we all came back without any water bourne diseases.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:28 AM
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3. prolly better than that evil chloramine that will kill your pet fish
and NEVER comes out of water, even on distillation! We won't be happy until all the oceans and rivers are destroyed I guess
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:01 AM
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11. Incorrect
Most dechlorinators for aquariums remove chloramines as well. Check the label. :)

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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:43 AM
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6. Wow, I know about "shocking" well water but that's extremely high. Is that
amount constant or every so often? That large an amount if constant and not just a flush through now and then sounds a bit to close to toxic to me.

Is there that much bacteria, etc in the water there or are the local PTB just giving you a hard time for the heck of it? Besides a concerne about health with that much chlorine those amounts can really add up over time and hurt your bottom line. Have you looked into other more permanent water purification systems? There are some excellent ones out there that might take care of any problem in a healthier way and still shut the PTB up. (We have a rather fancy one on our well water system, it came with the house when we bought it, the previous owner was a certified day care provider and the state insisted on one.)

(FYI - for those unfamiliar with the concept of "shocking" a well here's a link to more information at New Mexico State Univ.)
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:53 AM
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10. I'm in Harris County. Next time I go drinking, I'm gonna go out to Waller
As I understand it, they take no sanitation precautions out there.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:51 AM
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4. Last one is most serious
assuming the report to be accurate. Anything capable of jumping species is a dodgy.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:32 AM
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5. Add to that the drought in the US and Europe and we are in for some
tough times ahead.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:17 AM
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7. It's my belief that them that "run the world"
know how fucked up we are... global warming, peak oil, water shortages, potential worldwide famine.

So they are engineering a number of "population reduction" policies, including new diseases, trumped up wars, and even ignoring many potential natural disasters (intentionally).

They need to kill off some 2 to 3 billion of us in the next 10 to 20 years, especially those that are undesirable (brown, poor, non-christian). But they need to do it without anyone really rising up and
saying something. So we are being "dumbed down" and the news chatter boxes are talking about "god's will" and crap like that, making us accept the death of thousands or even millions.

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:29 AM
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8. yummy rice
these MFers! :grr:

<snip>

The variety, known as LLRICE 601, is endowed with bacterial DNA that makes rice plants resistant to a weed killer made by the agricultural giant Aventis.

Johanns acknowledged that the discovery could have a significant impact on rice sales especially exports, which are worth close to $1 billion a year.

Many U.S. trading partners have strict policies forbidding importation of certain genetically engineered foods.

Those restrictions reflect a mix of science-based fears that some gene-altered foods or seeds may pose health or environmental hazards, cultural beliefs about food purity, and political wrangling over trade disparities.

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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:22 AM
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17. that's absolutely correct
Farmers in this country are being screwed from every direction. The most diabolical is being FORCED to use genetically engineered garbage from chemical companies. Yes, you get higher yields, but you can't sell it overseas in many cases and it kills prices by flooding the market. It's not worth it to resist using this crap Monsanto or Dow or whoever is shoving down our throats because you get lower yields and there is no place to go with non-chemically engineered grain.
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:50 AM
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9. What's mind-boggling to me is that the viruses sprayed on the meat
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 07:51 AM by Nay
ONLY targets Listeria, which in the course of a year (according to the article), only sickens 2500 PEOPLE. "Sickens", not "kills."

Does anyone here wish they would target illnesses and diseases that affect more people than that?

Are we allowed to wonder which Repub-laden company has gotten the contract to spray every piece of meat in the country so possibly 2500 people won't get sick?
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:31 AM
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12. You called that right.
Nothing happens unless some Repug crony is set up to take his/her cut in this country. Disgusting. :puke: :mad:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:07 AM
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13. Want clean food for your family? Join a CSA
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

info and links: http://www.chiron-communications.com/farms.html

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) offers a way for every human being to be directly involved in the care and healing of the earth, while also ensuring a supply of clean, healthy food for their families and their neighbors.

(snip)
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:49 AM
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14. Thanks for the link.
I tried to get the cost of subscription for a farm in AZ and got a message re something not supported. :-( I marked the farm as fav and will return to find someone with info during business hours.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:51 AM
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15. Republican contempt for the FDA, EPA or any regulation
After all, the free market keeps us safe right? :sarcasm:
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