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Got H2O?
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Got H2O?
Listening to NPR talking about the drought in California. Seems all the farmers are sucking the aquifer dry. Levels are way down. Not surprising - the population there is way more than any natural rainfall or snow melt can satisfy.

Michigan is looking better all the time.


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#2
RE: Got H2O?
My partner is from Detroit (and she's very proud of it), I might wind up near there after I retire.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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#3
RE: Got H2O?
Just turned on the tap to check. So...yes.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Have you ever wondered how the Middle East supplies their explosively growing cities in the middle of the desert? Well if you didn't know, the answer is desalinated water.

And if Arabs can do it why can't California?
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: Got H2O?
(July 23, 2021 at 11:33 am)Fake Messiah Wrote: Have you ever wondered how the Middle East supplies their explosively growing cities in the middle of the desert? Well if you didn't know, the answer is desalinated water.

And if Arabs can do it why can't California?

I think it’s because Californians care more about the negative environmental impacts of desalinization than Arabs do.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Got H2O?
Northern California's rainfall runs mostly to the ocean due to the relatively lower population density. Building a pipeline has been discussed for decades, but that has environmental impacts, as well. We are extremely chary of wasting water in our house. In the '90s when we had a drought (previous house), the water company doubled our bill on some portion, saying we needed to conserve. My wife explained that there 5 people living where there, and two of the children were in diapers. They increased our allotment, in some sort of anomaly in the bureaucratic structure. We still used the same amount, but at least we weren't being penalized.
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RE: Got H2O?
[video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/P0q4o58pKwA[/video]
To paraphrase Sam -

MOVE TO WHERE THE WATER IS!!!!!!!
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#8
RE: Got H2O?
I'd love to, but the USS Wife has dropped anchor here. No, that's not a size comment.
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RE: Got H2O?
(July 23, 2021 at 12:21 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/P0q4o58pKwA[/video]
To paraphrase Sam -

MOVE TO WHERE THE WATER IS!!!!!!!

That’s also known as ‘kicking the can down the road’. How long do you think Michigan’s water would last if it had to accommodate 40 million Californians?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#10
RE: Got H2O?
Please, no.  Not another wave of Californians and Yankees.  Not another top 5 best places to live.  It's a lie.
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