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Town BANS selling bottled water... Welcome to Amerika, land of the free!

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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I have to agree with the OP. What are we going to do now?

Is this part of population control? Next thing you know the streets will be lined with dead, dried up corpses.

I mean, just like the OP, when I drink water it's because I HAVE TO! Sometime I don't drink for days. I only buy water when I'm minutes from death. I'd have to say 98.999% of the time, I'm heading toward the white light just after I finish paying and begin unscrewing the cap on my $1.99 bottle 16 bottle of filtered & branded tap water. Hell, I just about gave up the ghost earlier today. Paramedics came and everything cause they thought I was dead, but my body had just shut down while the water was being absorbed into my organs.




posted on May, 5 2010 @ 12:45 AM
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Haven't you ever heard of a Brita Pitcher? There are numerous filters that can be purchased to remove toxins from tap water.

We cannot sustain producing and using this many plastic water bottles for very long, its not good for the planet.

Also, testing has shown that there are toxins in a lot of the big name bottled waters. It has also been shown that if you leave a plastic water bottle sit the chemicals can seep into the water from the plastic itself and cause damage to people's health.


One Brita® pitcher filter can effectively replace as many as 300 standard 16.9-ounce bottles. One Brita® faucet filter can effectively replace as many as 750 standard 16.9-ounce bottles.


Brita Filter

Not being able to purchase bottled water does not mean being forced to only drink tap water. Ignorance denied.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 12:53 AM
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I lost 1/4 of a can of diet coke that sprayed out of my mouth when I read your post



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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This only enforces what many have already said, well done.



On a related subject Check out the film Blue Gold. It covers this subject and the shocking truth regarding the worlds water supply.
Brilliant but scary. Get ready for the water wars.




posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:32 AM
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We use bottled water exclusively & I don't think I've seen either a gallon jug or an individual bottle that WASN'T recyclable maybe ever.Think of alll the stuff in your fridge in a plastic container. (then think of gasoline prices "due to shortages" & that petroleum is used to make plastics. Most cities recycle glass containers anyway)
It sounds to me like it is more about people rejecting the fluoride in their water. Anyway, something stinks (as the Tidycat would say)

Aside: to whoever posted "small amounts" of fluoride. Take care. This is one of those "commodities" where there is large profit to be made from a waste product. The first time my city voted fluoride down, it later came out that one of the city councilmen was an owner of some kind of fluoride distributorship (they rammed it through a couple of years later anyway). Just another way to funnel tax dollars to people who are "connected".



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:22 AM
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in stead of wasting resources on bottled water (cost 3 liters to produce 1 liter) maybe you in the u.s should start cleaning the water you have,

i mean its pretty obvius that your infrastructure (clean water , roads, boarders) is falling apart because you divert the money thats payed by tax to war instead of on the people.

and no it has nothing to do with communism or socialism , heck for all i care you all could be national socialists but something be you politicly active or not is that you need clean water.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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Nah, it's not the money spent on war that's causing our infrastructure to suffer. It's the $900 toilet seats and $45 hammers. Or were the prices the other way around.. I forget. Either way there's a lot of waste going on in our government's spending habits. For what it's worth though, our defense spending is 24% of the current budget, health care is 22%, and pensions are 21%.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:41 AM
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I will laugh my ass off when some accident happens to the water supply, and the tap is no longer drinkable, like happened to 2 million in Boston.. Nobody can even buy bottled water for their emergency supply. It's OK, everybody will have FEMA to rely on when another Katrina hits.Text


Well, start cracking up, my friend because that just happened to us in California . . . A portion of the water supply in my city was being tested for some project when they found E. Coli...

So...everyone rushed out and cleaned the grocery stores out of their bottled water. We would have been screwed if we had a law like this one in our town.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:43 AM
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I agree with the OP. The idea is ignorant and misguided. There will be billions of plastic bottles sold for soda and juices and milk and alcohol and cleaning products and shampoo and everything that comes in plastic. If we are really upset about it then we should make a giant garbage processing facility where people are employed to pick the plastic and aluminum off a conveyor belt. Recycling doesn't work at the point of use. Do you know how much glass, aluminum and plastic is thrown away in restaurants, bars and office buildings? Tons. There is nothing wrong with picking through garbage. People did and still do shovel manure every day. People change diapers. People sit next to that gassy guy at the baseball game. BUILD GIANT GARBAGE PROCESSING FACILITIES!. Giant villages need giant processes.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 03:25 AM
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drinking bottle water when you have it coming from the tap, is downright stupid. probably the ban is to stop a wave of empty plastic bottles.
if you like it free but under tons of garbage...


Originally posted by FalselyFlagged
www.thebostonchannel.com...



CONCORD, Mass. --
The town of Concord has banned the sale of bottled drinking water in town beginning in 2011.

"We only have one planet and I just don't want to see it spoiled," said Jean Hill, who introduced the measure at Concord's Town Meeting.

Hill said that New York, Illinois and Virginia, as well as more than 100 cities, have taken action to cut spending on bottled water.

The measured passed by Concord would allow the sale of refillable containers of water, which could still be sold and delivered in town. Only plastic bottles that companies cannot reuse would be banned.


What the hell is wrong with these people???? I thought that we were supposed to value freedom in the United States... Now, the ends justify the means, so we need to ban SELLING WATER!! That's what they are saying.

I will laugh my ass off when some accident happens to the water supply, and the tap is no longer drinkable, like happened to 2 million in Boston.. Nobody can even buy bottled water for their emergency supply. It's OK, everybody will have FEMA to rely on when another Katrina hits.


This is completely absurd. Now if you want to walk around town you will be forced to walk around with a colostomy bag (water bottle) on your hip or risk contracting herpes on your mouth by using a water fountain with low pressure.. That's if you can even FIND one.


Are they going to have drinking fountains installed at every street corner? NO. I hope somebody sues them for forcing them to digest poisoned fluoridated water, as now their is no other alternative.

LOL their justification for this is even more absurd!!! Because it "uses too much oil"... Um... HELLLO??!! Oil is not a highly limited quantity, they produce millions of barrels a day! The point of buying oil, is so that you can use it to make whatever product you want, including bottled water.

What's the next step? What will they ban next, because it "uses too much oil"? Condoms? Plastic bags? Fertilizer? Cars?

Why do Americans HATE being free? Why do they hate freedom? I just don't understand what the hell is wrong with people anymore.


[edit on 4-5-2010 by FalselyFlagged]



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 03:27 AM
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that's private service in the land of the free!
nothing like that in our socialist europe: clean water at low cost!


Originally posted by NightGypsy
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I will laugh my ass off when some accident happens to the water supply, and the tap is no longer drinkable, like happened to 2 million in Boston.. Nobody can even buy bottled water for their emergency supply. It's OK, everybody will have FEMA to rely on when another Katrina hits.Text


Well, start cracking up, my friend because that just happened to us in California . . . A portion of the water supply in my city was being tested for some project when they found E. Coli...

So...everyone rushed out and cleaned the grocery stores out of their bottled water. We would have been screwed if we had a law like this one in our town.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 04:01 AM
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Originally posted by Dwellewd
Mwahahahaa, if you were sitting next to me, you'd smell crap because I just soiled my self from laughing so hard because, you know, bottled water is tap water, mwahahahahahahaha

There, I did it again. O, yeah, and while we're talking about it. Pepsi and Coke are selling sugar water, mwhahahahha....ouch.


Sounds like you need a Colostomy Bag - I just hope it's environmentally friendly.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 04:18 AM
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Got no problem with it as long as it isn't the federal government doing the mandating on this one. This town can come up and stop this if they want to. As for bottled water, it is very bad on the environment and this problem is growing.

For everyone that drinks bottled water because it is better for you. A top manufacturer Evian is really naive spelled backwards. Think about that.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by hawaiinguy12
For the people who think that this is good thing, I hope you enjoy your tap water filled with toxins and chemicals and when you get cancer in 20 years dont come back on here and tell me that I was right because I already told you to avoid the tap


Where do you think they get that bottled water? Most of it is just someone's tap water. If you're worried about toxins in the tap water, buy a filter. It would be a hell of a lot cheaper in the long run and accomplish the same purpose. And what of the environmental impact of people tossing millions of plastic water bottles every single day?

Maybe its a different story if your water comes out of the tap looking like sewage, but for the vast majority of us, the tap water is just fine.




[edit on 5-5-2010 by vor78]



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by NightGypsy
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I will laugh my ass off when some accident happens to the water supply, and the tap is no longer drinkable, like happened to 2 million in Boston.. Nobody can even buy bottled water for their emergency supply. It's OK, everybody will have FEMA to rely on when another Katrina hits.Text


Well, start cracking up, my friend because that just happened to us in California . . . A portion of the water supply in my city was being tested for some project when they found E. Coli...

So...everyone rushed out and cleaned the grocery stores out of their bottled water. We would have been screwed if we had a law like this one in our town.
Screwed because you cannot boil out ecoli? (in the scenerio you present.)



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:56 AM
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Originally posted by Cabaret Voltaire
I agree with the OP. The idea is ignorant and misguided. There will be billions of plastic bottles sold for soda and juices and milk and alcohol


Exactly the amount who buy bottled water is still small.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:10 AM
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clear plastic water bottles - hum. it seems I read something about a chemical in the plastic that got released into the water once the plastic was exposed to sunlight for a period of time, the water became somewhat toxic. I would like to see exactly what the researchers found.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:37 AM
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How else are you Americans going to get your daily dose of flouride if you are not drinking tap water?



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:41 AM
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What bothers me about this is that OIL consumption is not the thing to be concerned about, it's the pollution of non-biodegadeable plastics, but more importantly disruption of local ecosystems.

When you *move* water from one location to another and do not return it, you break nature's cycle which will soon cause water shortage in a region where it was once a plentiful resource.

People need to wake up to the fact, WE cannot survive without water!! Our planet is 70% covered in water, one third of that is fresh water, but only a smaller portion is clean/safe for drinking (because of industry). If we don't REALLY start paying attention to that and change things there's very soon going to be a WAR on WATER!



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:49 AM
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Actually I support this. plastic water bottles are simply wrong in so many ways.



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