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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

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    Not so. Though they have been around since the 60s the waterless toilets, at the time propane based, were never advertised to gain common acceptance. Now, they run on propane/natural gas or electric. Cost is about 28 cents a "flush" and the new varieties are fully self contained. Just empty the sterile ash once a week. Once again, no water usage, no sewerage needed.

    I'd have to wonder just what burning (bleep!) inside the house must smell like.

    I have seen waterless urinals in the national parks and some rest stops. They seem to work fine.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Please spare me the faux-macho "you're an alarmist" claim.
    No one is going to go thirsty anytime soon, but this is a serious issue already affecting food prices nationwide.
    Summer, oft the driest season is approaching in many places, it could get worse. It could go on for years more in some of these areas too.
    This also is a big issue in the arid states viability.
    Texas is booming with plenty of oil but little water.

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    The ironic part is that there is a gigantic aquifer about the size of the Great Lakes underneath these states, that every geologist knows about, yet it's never been tapped (at least to my knowledge it hasn't).

    I don't know exactly how deep it is underground but if they dig deep enough they will find plenty of water.

    Truth is - there is plenty of water if you know how to find it.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    The ironic part is that there is a gigantic aquifer about the size of the Great Lakes underneath these states, that every geologist knows about, yet it's never been tapped (at least to my knowledge it hasn't).

    I don't know exactly how deep it is underground but if they dig deep enough they will find plenty of water.

    Truth is - there is plenty of water if you know how to find it.
    The Great Plains states have the Ogallala Aquifer which Is tapped and slowly going down. I believe that's what you're referring to.
    But it's very shallow in the places that need it most.
    It's use those states (TX/NM) would be very limited.
    It takes Millenia to replenish as well
    It's Non-existent in California, Nevada, Arizona.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogallala_Aquifer


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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    The Great Plains states have the Ogllala Aquifer which Is tapped and slowly going down.
    But it's very shallow in the places that need it most.
    It's use those states would be very limited.
    It's Non-existent in California, Nevada, Arizona.

    Ogallala Aquifer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The fact California borders the ocean is even more ironic, of course they would have to remove the salt but that would take energy and that is the last thing those nuts want to use. They value not allegedly polluting over having water.

    If you ask me - I think some of these politicians LOVE having these "crisis'" because they can be exploited for their own agenda.

    The best part is they could actually take ocean water, boil it, create steam hence water and create energy at the same time.

    What a bunch of dummies.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Immense Freshwater Reserves Discovered Beneath Ocean Floor | TIME.com

    “The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we’ve extracted from the Earth’s sub-surface in the past century since 1900,”
    TRANSLATION: "Attention Exxon, Shell, BP et al. There is a gigantic system of freshwater aquifers under the ocean floor and you should probably frack the Hell out of them so that they will be unusable. Don't worry about us, we can drink oil"
    If I didn't respond to your diatribe, it's possible you may have
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    I don't have time for either, and you're probably on my IGNORE list.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Immense Freshwater Reserves Discovered Beneath Ocean Floor | TIME.com

    TRANSLATION: "Attention Exxon, Shell, BP et al. There is a gigantic system of freshwater aquifers under the ocean floor and you should probably frack the Hell out of them so that they will be unusable. Don't worry about us, we can drink oil"
    If you want to pay $50 (EDIT: maybe much less, $20) a barrel for water/wholesale, that's an option.
    At least they wouldn't have to worry about spills though!

    I wasn't even aware of that resource tho. Thanks.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Immense Freshwater Reserves Discovered Beneath Ocean Floor | TIME.com



    TRANSLATION: "Attention Exxon, Shell, BP et al. There is a gigantic system of freshwater aquifers under the ocean floor and you should probably frack the Hell out of them so that they will be unusable. Don't worry about us, we can drink oil"
    Get off the "big business" hate...

    You know what the largest and wealthiest business in the world is? the US government - yet folks like you find our government swell.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Get off the "big business" hate...

    You know what the largest and wealthiest business in the world is? the US government - yet folks like you find our government swell.
    It has nothing to do with hatred of big business, and everything to do with the track record of oil and gas exploration companies WRT to WATER so far.
    The trouble with facts is that they remain true whether you believe them or not.
    If I didn't respond to your diatribe, it's possible you may have
    engaged in revisionism or broad sweeping generalizations.
    I don't have time for either, and you're probably on my IGNORE list.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    By the way...Mister Galt, please do the rest of the world a huge favor and make good on your threats.
    The fact that anyone subscribes to the belief that they are irreplaceable is laughable.
    Do you people honestly believe there wouldn't be a massive inrush of talent and creativity to fill the vacuum created
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    Find an impoverished nation to invade and create that libertarian paradise gulch you keep talking about, please.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    It has nothing to do with hatred of big business, and everything to do with the track record of oil and gas exploration companies WRT to WATER so far.
    The trouble with facts is that they remain true whether you believe them or not.
    Facts?

    The only fact is that some hate people with money and big business for whatever reason - usually it's envy rather than judge a business or an individual on a rational level.

    For example I don't see progressives bashing the millionaire Al Gore or Soros, yet they have no problem bashing anyone and any business in which they don't know their political affiliation, so politics as well plays a role in how some judge businesses and those with money.

    Quite frankly I'm getting sick of it....

    As far as fracking - I really don't give a ****, because if a progressive was fracking NO progressive would give a ****.

    Now, if you want food, clothing, water, computers, TV, internet and all the luxuries you're accustom to - you need ENERGY, and for some strange reason progressives don't comprehend that idea. Apparently "liberals" er progressives believe all this **** grows on trees. There is not ONE viable and efficient source of energy that progressives support.

    So until we can find a viable alternative or "green" source of energy we're going to need oil, coal and nuclear energy to keep civilization going.

    Now, I don't really give a **** if progressives like it or not because I like my internet and my electronics more than I like them.

    Also, who gives a **** about oil anyways? do you actually believe oil is the life blood of the earth or something? in reality all oil is - is decomposed organic material, and theoretically it's a renewable resource. Also, we have only tapped 10% of the oil.

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