Skip to comments.The War On Bottled Water
Posted on 07/26/2007 1:17:56 PM PDT by vadum
"Don't drink the water" is a warning doctors and public health officials typically give travelers going overseas. But lately some environmentalists and city officials have been saying the same thing. Only this time they're trying to prevent American consumers from drinking bottled water.
Their reasoning? The energy used to package and transport imported bottled water contributes to global warming. If environmentalist groups have their way, grocery shelves will no longer carry popular products like Fiji from the South Pacific island and Evian from France.
Companies like Fiji and Evian emphasize the cleanliness and purity of their water. Fiji says its water comes from a source "far from pollution" and is "designed to prevent any possibility of human contact." Evian's spring water comes from the French Alps. You would think this water ought to be an environmentalist's dream.
Instead, their bottles provoke nightmares. Allen Hershkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council says, "It's ironic that on some of the labels of the bottles, you see snow-capped mountains and glaciers when in fact the production of the bottle is contributing to global warming, which is melting those snowcaps and those glaciers."
Complaints like that have led San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to issue an executive order banning city departments from purchasing bottled water, even for water coolers.
And Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson ordered his city's Fire Department to replace the usual chests of bottled water and sports drinks used to quench firefighters' thirst. Every firefighter will now be given a refillable 10-ounce container instead. And, get this, two city personnel will be assigned to fill them as they fight fires. I thought only high-schoolers got the job of water boy.......
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Idiots like Rocky Anderson put the alleged concept of “global warming” above the safety and health of firefighters. I knew Anderson was wrong on many fronts, but this is a new low. And it figures that Newsom would join this bandwagon as well.
I read that this generation of kids is having less benifit from fluroide in the water because...they aren't drinking tap water! The people who complain that gas is too expensive at $3,00 a gallon are willing to pay 24$ a gallon for imported water...but have finally decided to stop being snobs not because it's stupid, but because it's "for the children!"
Bottled water is bad, so switch to sports drinks.
But oh no, sports drinks contain sugars and will make people fat. Switch to sugar-free.
But oh no, sugar-free drinks have cancer risks. Switch to bottled water.
But oh no, bottled water is bad, so switch to sports drinks.
Rinse and repeat as necessary since liberalism is a mental disorder.
That's smaller than a standard soda can.
And this is for guys (in non-gender-specific sense, of course) who, at times, can be sweating well beyond "profusely".
Liberals will contiue to dictate how to live to the unwashed masses as they take over the world drip by drip.
People actually believe this. Bottling water melts snowcaps. The whole thing has gone from annoying to entertaining.
For YEARS I’ve heard the argument from these same people how bottled water was oh so much purer and safer and how it came from Europe now they have changed their tune by now saying bottled water is untest and top it off by spinning global warming into.
What color is the sky in their world?
Bottled water is bad for young children. I just came back from my dentist who told me there is no fluoridation in bottled water and without it kids get more cavities.
Minor point, maybe, but not if you have young children.
Not a drop of truth to it either. Oh well water over the dam, might as well just go with the flow.
Finally, after all these years of getting mine out of a hole in the back yard, I’m politically correct.
Only liberals drink bottled water.
My daughter’s fiance is a dentist.
He once commented to me that there are two types of people he can always spot. Vegetarians and bottled water people. Both get far more cavities and have substantially more dental problems than meat eaters who drink municipal tap water. The vegetarians are mostly calcium deficient and the bottled water people do not benefit from fluorides added to tap water by the various water treatment plants.
Don't most brands of toothpaste have floride? Not picking a fight as I am just curious that a dentist would use this reasoning. FRegards.
Well they are partially right. Water Vapor is the biggest greenhouse gas in existence, it contributes about 90% of all heat reflection in the atmosphere, 80% of it in the 30 feet closest to the surface.... C02, which wackos want you to believe is a major player contributes infantecimilly small amounts (hundreths of a percent) to light/heat reflection, and has ZERO impact on temperatures.
But they can’t stop industry and capitalism by claiming evaporation is the problem... so, your SUV gets blamed.
Shiite man. By the same logic, the energy used to produce and transport ethanol for addition to gasoline contributes to global warming. But I don't hear the watermelons screaming about that.
Besides, I'm still waiting for the proof that supports their claims that global warming is homogenic.
Actually, you’re behind the times. They are selling special fluoridated toddler bottled water now for a price premium over regular bottled water. They even have smaller brightly colored bottles with toddler-friendly caps.
You know it just figures -
when it was only a select few (elites in their own minds) drinking bottled water, it was OK,
but now that the masses are doing it, the frickin’ elitist leftists try to use government force to stop it.
MAybe they should start selling it in bags. In angleus city in the Philipines you could stop at a market and buy a coke in a bag.
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