Tap Water: Solution to Dirty Hands, High Drug Prices and Political Correctness

Tap Water: Solution to Dirty Hands, High Drug Prices and Political Correctness

Summary: Back in high school chemistry I was taught that water is the "universal solvent." Now it seems to be the universal solution.

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Back in high school chemistry I was taught that water is the "universal solvent." Now it seems to be the universal solution. Tap water is now the easiest way to political correctness. Long ago I blogged here about the pending demise of bottled water and its plastic containers. Another drop in the bucket as Seattle joins those who ban bottled water from city functions. Course they all have to drink Starbuck's up there, right?

Seattle claims it has great tap water. No word on what drugs you may be able to get just by drinking a glass or two with every meal. Down in Silicon Valley they're finding birth control substances and other fine drugs in their resevoirs. Perhaps this is an answer to why teenage pregnancy is not such a problem anymore. Just drink the water and you'll be fine. At my age I'm interested in the anti-inflammatory drugs I might be getting ad hoc.

The anti-bottled water campaign is not solely American. Camden Town, sort of the Greenwich Village of London, is about to ban bottled water. They would follow Islington, which is the Upper East Side parallel in London. A major tabloid there has done a whole anti-BW campaign. And those Londoners still read their dailies because they all ride public transit.

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  • just get a decent water filter!

    I use water bottles because they're convenient... but I refill them a lot of times before they go into the recycling.
    james.faction
    • re-use plastic bottles

      I hope you're checking on the bottom of those reused plastic bottles to see kkind they are...lots of information on the possiblenegative health effects of some kinds of plastic bottles...you don;t want to be using #3, 6 or 7...number 6 and 7 are favorites for things like baby bottles and reused sports bottles...baby bottles, we start our kids out young on those cancer-cauysing chems...gotta love the plastic industry
      atowhee
  • RE: Tap Water: Solution to Dirty Hands, High Drug Prices and Political Correctness

    what's this?
    mmgroup@...
  • Of course I couldn't care less about political correctness.

    "Tap water is now the easiest way to political correctness."

    Remind me to avoid it, then. Political correctness is based upon the mistaken belief that you can actually avoid offending people (and that "offending" somebody is some sort of crime).
    CobraA1