The Politics of the Water Bottle Industry

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Postby goathead » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:57 am

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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:34 am

Foxfur wrote:
BBadger wrote:It's the same kind of thing they do with canned goods. Those plastics can contain the BPAs you're trying to avoid, though you'd still need to heat those containers up a bit to cause any problems.

I cook soup in the can over the fire when or offroading.
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Good info Bbadger.

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I agree Fox Fur, I do the same type of thing.

My thought its, a little bit of most things, once in a while, wont kill ya (biological weapons, Bullets*, and infectious bacteria/viruses excluded)
Edited to add bullets to the excluded list
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Postby FR33L0VE » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:56 am

I'm about ready to give up on this thread, all I wanted to do was start a discussion about this issue, and the politics involved. The regulation on this entire industry is a joke, that was the point.

Instead all I get is a bunch of people telling me I'm an idiot and that I should stop hugging trees ( pretty much )

Sorry for thinking this board was full of open minded people ready for discussion about things.
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Postby Bob » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:16 am

FR33L0VE wrote:Sorry for thinking this board was full of open minded people ready for discussion about things.


Try this board.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:23 am

Notice that the Eplaya is subject to MOB RULE and WE (together with AntiM) will decide which direction this thread will take.

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Postby goathead » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:27 am

oh look BLINKY LIGHTS....

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Postby Bob » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:45 am

Blinky lites cause seizures.
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Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:56 am

Bob wrote:Blinky lites cause seizures.

Quick workout for folks on the go.
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:02 am

Bob wrote:Blinky lites cause seizures.

What about Strobing?

Or Flashing?
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Postby goathead » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:55 am

maybe we should ask mdmf007 if flashing is approved.

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Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:17 am

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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:35 pm

goathead wrote:maybe we should ask mdmf007 if flashing is approved.

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LMAO!
It took a second to load. I wasn't really worried about it tell it loaded! A nice little mid day surprise!
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Postby moonrise » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:55 pm

unjonharley wrote:The water supplie line in most US citys are up to 100 years old..

Even if you live in a new part of town.. The water runs through the old town first..

Some of the water mians in Portland Or. are still the wooden ones from way back when.. You may as well be drinking out of the creek.

Plastic tube is nnow the new water lines to your new home.. Or a plastic liner is installed in your old iron water line..

If the water comes out of the woods like so many citys crow about.. Think about the moose that tooka pis in it.. Then the city worker that pissed in it..

What the hell do you think fish do in the water,,

Now shut the F up and drink your plastic F'en water..


unjohn, I never laughed so hard in my life!! "you might as well be drinking from a creek' hahahaaa...sorry to hear, point well taken.

Thanks for the info BBadger, pete 1 it is for me and my square 1 gallon bottles for drinking.

GH, nice flash!

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Postby Bob » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:30 pm

Wonder if diluted bear whiz is a homeopathic cure for hippie hair...
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Postby goathead » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:30 pm

only if filtered through a polyester disco suit.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:30 pm

illy dilly wrote:
goathead wrote:maybe we should ask mdmf007 if flashing is approved.

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LMAO!
It took a second to load. I wasn't really worried about it tell it loaded! A nice little mid day surprise!


The cell phone in her left hand looks wierd.
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Postby goathead » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:41 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
goathead wrote:maybe we should ask mdmf007 if flashing is approved.

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LMAO!
It took a second to load. I wasn't really worried about it tell it loaded! A nice little mid day surprise!


The cell phone in her left hand looks wierd.


bear piss filter?
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Postby unjonharley » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:45 pm

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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:52 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
goathead wrote:maybe we should ask mdmf007 if flashing is approved.

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LMAO!
It took a second to load. I wasn't really worried about it tell it loaded! A nice little mid day surprise!


The cell phone in her left hand looks wierd.

How did you even notice it? I watched the loop 20 or 30 maybe even 40 times before I noticed it!
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:54 pm

I wonder what she thinks about water in plastic bottles?

I wonder if there are BPA's in the 'cell phone' in her hand?
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Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:59 pm

illy dilly wrote:My thought its, a little bit of most things, once in a while, wont kill ya (biological weapons, Bullets*, and infectious bacteria/viruses excluded)
Edited to add bullets to the excluded list


Yeah, I figure it's like radiation (and I'm not being sarcastic), where you can be exposed to it for short periods and your body can clean it up. Anyway, something like 95% of people have detectable--but not necessarily harmful--amounts of BPAs in their system.

A can of soup over a camp fire (boiling over and catching on fire, and being left on a rock overnight only to cause a mouse to drown in it, in my case) once in a while won't be a problem.

FR33L0VE wrote:I'm about ready to give up on this thread, all I wanted to do was start a discussion about this issue, and the politics involved. The regulation on this entire industry is a joke, that was the point.

Instead all I get is a bunch of people telling me I'm an idiot and that I should stop hugging trees ( pretty much )

Sorry for thinking this board was full of open minded people ready for discussion about things.


Well your post was going okay at first until you started listing your hippie-esque solutions of completely abandoning all plastic bottles in lieu of metal and wood bottles.

For me, I could not care less about regulation in the water bottle industry because the concept of paying extra just to bottle essentially tap water (or from what you're saying, worse-than-tap-water) seems absolutely ridiculous to me. I even use the old joke of telling people that Evian water is just "Naive" backwards and for good reason.

On a related note, I remember one stuck-up newscaster on Channel 4 who proudly stated "oh I only drink bottled water" and was given a taste test between tap water and her bottled water--and ultimately chose the tap water as tasting better. Owned bitch!
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Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:59 pm

illy dilly wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
goathead wrote:maybe we should ask mdmf007 if flashing is approved.

Image

LMAO!
It took a second to load. I wasn't really worried about it tell it loaded! A nice little mid day surprise!


The cell phone in her left hand looks wierd.

How did you even notice it? I watched the loop 20 or 30 maybe even 40 times before I noticed it!


How could you miss a big pink binky?
She really seems to enjoy her work.
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Postby Isotopia » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:52 pm

I hate it when the fucking hippies start barreling in the door and the first thing they start doing is preaching about how the rest of us should behave or dictate what choices we should make.

Fuck the OP.
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Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:23 pm

The .gif girl's tank top came from Macy's. :shock:

I have that in like . . . 3 colors. I never thought of using it as an underbust display case.
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Postby AntiM » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:12 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Notice that the Eplaya is subject to MOB RULE and WE (together with AntiM) will decide which direction this thread will take.

It's training for you um... to prepare for the whims of um... the desert winds!


UD is correct, I don't moderate for thread drift, except in rare cases in purely informational threads. Political threads, you get what is posted. If the eplayans are being asshats, well, you get to decide your interaction, from ignore to flame.

Eplaya is not the playa, don't be disheartened because some people can't let a topic go by without showing off how clever they are here.
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Postby Bob » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:40 am

In the context of this topic area being intended for the Politics & Philosophy of Burning Man, I commend the OP for waxing pendantic on 'festival culture'.
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:28 am

Savannah wrote:The .gif girl's tank top came from Macy's. :shock:

I have that in like . . . 3 colors. I never thought of using it as an underbust display case.

LOL!
No time like the present! :wink:
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:44 pm

Having had a variety of aquariums over the decades, I've used the same PLASTIC 5-gallon jugs for years. The fish survive, so I figure going to the nearest vending machine which refills these bottles for $1 each with R/O filtered water should be good enough for drinking in BRC.

We have the cooler-type tap for these bottles and anyone is welcome to fill the VESSEL OF THEIR CHOICE. Now I prefer to use a container which weighs nearly nothing when empty because water is the MOST GRAVITATIONALLY BLESSED substance we bring to the playa.

Metal gets dents which decrease the volume of the vessel. Wood is especially heavy after soaking enough water to remain leak proof. At least with a translucent PLASTIC vessel I can determine if there is unwanted mold, mildew or algae growing inside.

I actually lived THREE YEARS on creek water. Other than my enormous dick, I cannot determine any other side effects.
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:06 pm

Trishntek wrote:Having had a variety of aquariums over the decades, I've used the same PLASTIC 5-gallon jugs for years. The fish survive, so I figure going to the nearest vending machine which refills these bottles for $1 each with R/O filtered water should be good enough for drinking in BRC.


RO water is pretty good water!
There is one of those drinking water refill places that my father in law takes his big 5 gallons to. I didn't know all they use is R/O water, until he had me run his empty jugs over their one day, so he could pick them up on his way home.
I used to work next to a fish store, and they sold R/O water too. But the fish store R/O water was 2/3 the price of the drinking R/O water from a place 3 miles away.
I don't have any idea what R/O water is. But form what I do understand we have really hard water in Denver, and something about the Reverse Osmosis process is supposed to be one of the best way to treat hard water.
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Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:19 pm

Just priced a 5 gal water jug..

I've had a hand pump for one around for a couple years..

Looks like an easy way to handel camp water..

So for me 15 gal. for the week.. 5 in the water jug, 5 in the Igloo cooler and 5 inthe hot water bag. Might throw in a 2 1/2 gal suitcase for just in case..
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