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BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina

john f weldon 28 Jan 11 - 08:33 AM
saulgoldie 28 Jan 11 - 08:42 AM
john f weldon 28 Jan 11 - 08:44 AM
Rapparee 28 Jan 11 - 09:34 AM
Ed T 28 Jan 11 - 10:24 AM
saulgoldie 28 Jan 11 - 11:39 AM
Ed T 28 Jan 11 - 12:29 PM
saulgoldie 28 Jan 11 - 01:04 PM
Rapparee 28 Jan 11 - 02:32 PM
Dorothy Parshall 28 Jan 11 - 03:20 PM
gnu 28 Jan 11 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,999 28 Jan 11 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,999 28 Jan 11 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,Eliza 29 Jan 11 - 08:30 AM
Ed T 29 Jan 11 - 09:13 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 29 Jan 11 - 10:14 AM
john f weldon 29 Jan 11 - 12:48 PM
Dorothy Parshall 29 Jan 11 - 02:06 PM
Dorothy Parshall 29 Jan 11 - 02:07 PM
Ed T 29 Jan 11 - 04:39 PM
Richard Bridge 29 Jan 11 - 07:04 PM
Dorothy Parshall 29 Jan 11 - 09:21 PM
Jeri 29 Jan 11 - 09:44 PM
DMcG 30 Jan 11 - 04:47 AM

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Subject: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: john f weldon
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 08:33 AM

Please note that in Montreal, Pepsi's Aquafina is available in unlimited quantities, absolutely free. It doesn't come in a bottle though, you have to turn on a tap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: saulgoldie
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 08:42 AM

Hear, hear!


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: john f weldon
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 08:44 AM

To get unlimited free Desani (the Coca Cola version) you must travel slightly outside Montreal to access a tap. Still in Quebec, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 09:34 AM

I can get them by turning on a tap here -- without leaving the house.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 10:24 AM

This is simplistic, as it omits the fact that the "Aquafina" brand is municipal source water put through filtering and the "reverse osmosis" process to separate the crud in the piping.

You can do that yourself, of course. But, it is more complex and more expensive than just turning on a municipal water tap.

Pop, fruit juices (most are diluted with water), and even beer, have a similar ingredient, filtered and reverse osmosis treated municipal water.

This differs from a "spring water source", of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: saulgoldie
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 11:39 AM

One of the advantages of bottled water is that you get FREE fodder for overloaded landfills and roadside "leavings."

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 12:29 PM

According to the government agency responsible, in the area where I live 85% of bottles with a deposit (plastic, glass and aluminum) water,soda pop , juice and beer, are recycled and made into other products.

If it does not happen where you live, it is time to ask some questions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: saulgoldie
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 01:04 PM

These bottles do not have deposits on them, and many (most?) people just toss them in with regular trash. Furthermore, the deposits on some containers in neighboring states are only a nickel. How many people will even bend over to pick up a free nickel on the street, much less go through the trouble of taking them back to the vendor?

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 02:32 PM

I'll pick up a penny. In fact, I wouldn't trust a banker or investment broker who wouldn't with my money. And we have recycled our plastics for more than 30 years -- without a deposit. I don't think I've gotten a deposit back since I was in grade school.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 03:20 PM

Hence, I use a distiller for my water. No bottles for the landfill and the water is pure. Yes, I take cal/mag and eat lots of veggies. Clearly, I am not lacking in health. I prefer no minerals to the probability of all manner of pollution, including prescription drugs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: gnu
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 03:35 PM

I have a 4litre container of bottled water in my fridge. I refill it with tap water as required.

Deposits... Bud makes a can of beer which contains "two beer". Our government liquor stores charge twice the container deposit. Only some idiot government employee could dream up that kinda crap. Maybe they have a contest to see who can be the asshole of the month?


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 03:36 PM

The preservatives in tap water are the only friggin` thing keeping me alive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 03:38 PM

The asshole of the month was once again won by Stephen Harper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 08:30 AM

Any kind of bottle or container, whether glass, plastic or aluminium, pollutes the environment to manufacture it, fill it and transport it to the shops. A tap sits there behaving itself and you turn it on to get water. I've visited our local water-treatment plant, and it all seems very reassuring to me. I feel one can get too paranoid about what's in our food/water. You can't go through life chewing your fingernails about these things. As long as it's all reasonably okay, eat drink and be merry! (Life is short, relax!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Ed T
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 09:13 AM

""These bottles do not have deposits on them""

Not so in amny locations.


""Many (most?) people just toss them in with regular trash. Furthermore, the deposits on some containers in neighboring states are only a nickel. How many people will even bend over to pick up a free nickel on the street, much less go through the trouble of taking them back to the vendor?""

In many locations plastic drink, and other plastic containers are recycled. This is important as most plastics are non-degradable,and they take a long time to break down. To make one fleece garment, it takes 25 recycled bottles.

Plastic drink containers, and other houisehold plastics have been around for awhile, and likely will be for some time. Recycling and reuse can, and does, reduce the impact.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 10:14 AM

There are lots of affordable water filtration options on the market nowadays. They provide easy solutions for homeowners with a modicum of plumbing skills. I've installed two, a simple in-line canister type ($40) and an electrically powered whole-house model ($300), both in the last month. It's easy to filter your water if you own your own house and are able to do a bit of simple plumbing work. Probably not so easy if you rent. Landlords tend to take a dim view of tenants cutting into piping systems or installing equipment whose maintenance becomes their problem after the tenant moves out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: john f weldon
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 12:48 PM

BTW - here's the Onion's take on this...

dasani on mars


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 02:06 PM

My health consultant had a state of the art water purification system. The water still caused her health problems. That is why she switched to distilled water - $130 for simple solution to problem.

Eliza: I do not spend my life worrying about it, although some people may see it differently. I have been environmentally poisoned and suffer from MCS. I am careful about air, food and water because I want maximum health. Even the nurse at the mainstream cancer clinic knows that the rise in breast cancer is directly attributable to the environment. It is also a known that most autoimmune diseases are linked to environmental causes, as well as most cancers (tar sands, eg), obesity, diabetes and heart problems.

As for recycling - we seem to have to choose the least of the evils. The recycling depot on Whidbey Island exhorted people not to use small bottles but then most people on Whidbey care about the environment a great deal more than most other places I have lived.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 02:07 PM

And it does annoy me that people are encouraged to spend big bucks on "purification systems" when a simple distiller will do the job .


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Ed T
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 04:39 PM

Consider this. Hard to believe:)

Hard to believe :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 07:04 PM

Distilled water is often not all that clever for you.

Bottled water is a fraud as much as snake oil.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 09:21 PM

Why not, Richard? And all that crud in the water is?


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: Jeri
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 09:44 PM

I have iron flavored slime and snakes. Other than that, it's just water. I do drink a lot of club soda, though, because the iron doesn't taste great.

Distilled water doesn't have minerals (in trace amounts and more) that you need. I presume you can get the minerals through other sources than water.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unlimited Free Aquafina
From: DMcG
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 04:47 AM


(Ed T:)This is simplistic, as it omits the fact that the "Aquafina" brand is municipal source water put through filtering and the "reverse osmosis" process to separate the crud in the piping.

(richard:) Distilled water is often not all that clever for you.

(Dorothy Parshall:) Why not, Richard? And all that crud in the water is?


The idea that bottled water is better is also too simplistic. For example see here. I've given one of the relevant quotations below.

"In some cases, it appears bottled water is no less polluted than tap water and, at 1,900 times the cost, consumers should expect better," said Jane Houlihan, an environmental engineer who co-authored the study.


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