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  • Q Anon: (4/14/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/14/2018 5:11:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,997 replies
    qanon.pub ^ | 4/14/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Thousands of gallons of water pour into Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office

    04/09/2018 10:16:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 2, 2018 | Kelsey Gibbs
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Thousands of gallons of water went pouring into the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office Sunday. "A hundred thousand gallons of water had already spilled in the building," said Jack Damrill, communications director for the OTA. Damrill said cold temperatures caused the fire sprinkler system to burst. "It's just amazing. Water poured out of there in a short amount of time," Damrill said. The water didn't just stop on the main floor; it kept flowing through cracks and the ceiling, spilling through offices on the first floor. "We've had to relocate a couple of people to some different offices,"...
  • Are you sipping plastic particles in your bottled water?

    03/15/2018 9:33:14 AM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 3/15/2018 | Karen D'Souza
    You’ve been told to drink more water more times than you can count. Heck, more than half of Americans drink bottled water and one-third of us suck it down on a regular basis, as the Chicago Tribune noted. Chugging water has become the staple of the trying-to-be-healthy lifestyle. But you might want to rethink the plastic bottle you’ve been lugging around wherever you go. As the BBC reports, an alarming new study has shown that many bottles of water, which the $4 billion industry has marketed to us as clean and pure, may actually be chock full of microplastics. So...
  • Why are the 15 Freeway rest stops closed on the route to Las Vegas?

    03/14/2018 10:51:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 14, 2018 | Amy Bentley
    Q: On recent trips to Las Vegas traveling on Interstate 15, Riverside resident Janet Field said she noticed that the rest stops along the interstate were closed in both directions. She wondered why the rest stops are not being used, and said they appear to be in good condition. A: Water and electrical problems are to blame for the closures of rest stops on 1-15 between Riverside and Las Vegas, said Caltrans spokeswoman Terri Kasinga. The rest stops outside of Barstow and Baker are just old and need major repairs or rehabilitation work, which is why they are closed. Kasinga...
  • California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs

    03/08/2018 5:03:38 AM PST · by treetopsandroofs · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2018 | Fox News
    California’s water regulation agency approved new measures Tuesday that will allow recycled water – water that once ran through the sewers – to be added to the state’s reservoirs, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
  • Cape Town water crisis: 'My wife doesn't shower any more'

    03/07/2018 5:18:14 PM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-7-18
    Cape Town water crisis: 'My wife doesn't shower any more' People have been forced to queue for extra water to top up their rations in Cape Town The BBC's Mohammed Allie is one of millions of people trying to stave off Day Zero - the day the taps in the South African city of Cape Town will run dry. Here, he tells us what life is like when you have just 50 litres of water a day. My wife does not use the shower any more. Instead, she boils about 1.5 litres of water and mixes it with about a...
  • Q Anon: (3/5/18) Continued from Friday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/05/2018 12:05:20 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1,394 replies
    qanonmap.github.io ^ | March 5, 2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3636549/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread...
  • Q Anon: (3/7/18) Continued from Monday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/07/2018 12:11:23 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1,741 replies
    qanonmap.github.io ^ | 3/7/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3637271/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to help answer the questions, "Who is Q?" and "Why read Q drops?". Is Trump Staging a Counter-Coup? [Q explained?]> Note: The above thread has...
  • Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel

    02/22/2018 4:17:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 2*21*18 | Seth M. Siegel
    Cape Town, South Africa, July 9 “Day Zero.” That’s when water taps throughout the city are expected to go dry before Israel declared statehood in 1948, its leaders focused on water security as closely as they did military preparedness. Israel is in the fifth year of drought, today citizens can reliably count on abundant water. Cape Town another story. reservoirs began receding more than two years ago. This problem turned into a crisis because of subsidy-distorted water pricing, inefficient irrigation, and a lack of desalination facilities and a long-term plan. In 2016 officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry recognized the problem...
  • This Boat is Impossible to Capsize

    02/20/2018 10:43:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 18, 2018 204 | By Sophie Weiner
    The Thunder Child is a high speed, wave-piercing boat that's built to be uncapsizable. The boat was designed by Safehaven Marine for use by Navy, law enforcement, and other groups who sail in high-pressure situations. The boat can fit 10 crew members on board and has a sleeping cabin. It's built to absorb shocks from rough seas. But by far the most impressive thing about the Thunder Child is its ability to right itself even if it is completely capsized. The video below explains how. There are a few factors that allow this boat to sail through any conditions without...
  • Despite complaints, Interior boss pushing big reorganization

    02/14/2018 6:37:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2018 7:35 PM EST | Dan Elliott
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his proposal to move hundreds of public employees out of Washington and create a new organizational map that largely ignores state boundaries. Zinke wants to divide most of the department’s 70,000 employees and their responsibilities into 13 regions based on rivers and ecosystems, instead of the current map based mostly on state lines. The proposal would relocate many of the Interior Department’s top decision-makers from Washington to still-undisclosed cities in the West. The headquarters of some of its major bureaus also would...
  • Cape Town cuts water usage limit by nearly half as 'Day Zero' looms

    02/01/2018 6:53:13 AM PST · by libstripper · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 1, 2018 | Lauren Said-Moorhouse & G. Mezzofiore
    (CNN)Cape Town -- a city once at the forefront of Africa's green movement -- implemented new emergency water restrictions Thursday as the sprawling metropolis prepares for the day its taps run dry. (Emphasis added.) Residents are now being asked to curb the amount of municipal water they use each day to just 50 liters (a little over 13 gallons). Only a month ago, level six restrictions had placed residents on a daily allowance of 87 liters (about 23 gallons), illustrating the severity of the looming crisis. Officials estimate that if water levels continue to fall as expected, South Africa's second...
  • 'Raw' Water Is Insulting

    01/23/2018 6:38:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | January 22, 2018 | Ross Pomeroy
    In 2015, 844 million people lacked access to even a basic drinking water service. These people, almost entirely from developing areas in Africa and Asia, are forced to play roulette by drinking water potentially contaminated with bacteria and viruses that cause diseases like diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio, as well as a variety of parasitic infections. Globally, a half million people die each year from diarrhea contracted via contaminated drinking water, many of them children. Another 240 million suffer from schistosomiasis, a parasitic infestation of flatworms originating from snail feces.
  • Permanent Water Rationing Coming to California

    01/19/2018 9:08:25 AM PST · by Wuli · 53 replies
    California Policy Center ^ | January 17, 2018 | Edward Ring
    Have you experienced water faucets that spray tiny jets of water onto your hands? You know, those eight tiny jets of water, each about 1.0 millimeter in diameter, that are emitted with so much pressure that the paltry quantity of water bounces off your skin before you can get it wet enough to apply soap, and makes rinsing the soap off nearly impossible? You can find these water faucets in airports and other public places, where they constitute a minor annoyance. But wait. Thanks to California’s state legislature, they’re on their way into your home.
  • About Those “Polar Lava Tubes”

    01/17/2018 7:58:00 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    AIRSPACEMAG.COM ^ | 16 Jan, 2018 | Paul D. Spudis
    When is a discovery not a discovery? When it’s just plain wrong. or decades, the idea of useable caves on the Moon has been studied and discussed at various venues and science gatherings. Our fascination with the availability of underground planetary structures stems from the possible benefits such features may afford humans trying to live in an off-world, hostile environment. Humans are vulnerable on the Moon because it lacks the protective atmosphere and magnetosphere that we enjoy here on Earth. A thick layer of solid rock provides protection for people and equipment from galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events,...
  • What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa

    01/17/2018 12:25:10 AM PST · by lowbuck · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 17 January 2018 | Karin McQuillan
    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment." . . . snip For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.
  • Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

    01/13/2018 11:48:56 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 01/13/2018 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception. These girls bearing gifts of Thin Mints and Samoas will also come packing an agenda. They want to see Savannah's towering suspension bridge renamed in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts in the coastal Georgia city more than a century ago. The Girl Scouts saw an opening last fall when Savannah's city council formally asked state lawmakers during their 2018 session to strip the...
  • Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

    01/11/2018 1:54:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | 01/11/2018 | Staff
    Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers said Thursday. Although ice has long been known to exist on Mars, a better understanding of its depth and location could be vital to future human explorers, said the report in the US journal Science. "Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said co-author Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson. A total of eight...
  • ‘Raw Water’ Makes a Mockery of Human Suffering

    01/08/2018 1:02:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | January 8, 2017 | Jibran Khan
    Every few months, there’s a new trend that promises life-changing health benefits — a spice, or a juice, or another mundane consumable, often with an Indian or East Asian name thrown in to make it seem ancient and exotic. We see these things, laugh, and move on with our lives. We live and let live. “Raw water” is the newest such trend. Customers are paying for the privilege of drinking water that is unfiltered, untreated, and unsterilized — and apparently they want it so badly that it is often out of stock. Numerous brands have emerged to cater to this...
  • Morons are obsessed with ‘raw water’ that will probably make them sick

    01/04/2018 6:12:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 106 replies
    BGR ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Mike Wehner
    In case you haven’t noticed, Silicon Valley is obsessed with health, or at least the appearance of health. You can see evidence of it just about everywhere, including internet-connected juicers and new medical “breakthroughs,” but rarely is a new trend as obviously flawed as “raw water.” Raw water is untreated, unfiltered water pulled from Earth and bottled for consumption by people willing to pay absurd prices for it. The best part? It’s probably going to make them all sick anyway. Unlike other healthy eating trends, like consuming only raw fruits and vegetables or insisting upon antibiotic-free “clean” cuts of meat,...