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Topic # 227488 9-Jan-2018 11:42
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http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455235/raw-water-movement-mocks-human-suffering

"Every few months, there’s a new trend that promises life-changing health benefits...

'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 fast-growing niche. A fool and his money are soon parted, and in free countries we should accept that. But this particular fad makes me recoil with disgust.

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To put this absurdity in perspective, consider that in the world’s 'Middle Income Countries,' per capita income ranges from just under $3 to $34 a day, and that 'raw water' bottles in the US cost $36.99 each. [NZD $52]

Or, put another way, in order to ingest 'raw water,' the cause of 20 percent of child deaths worldwide, rich Americans have taken to spending more than most people in the world earn in a week.

In doing so, not only are they rejecting millennia of widely understood science, but they are putting their lives and the lives of those around them at risk, in order to indulge in a patronizing play-act of poverty that puts even so-called slum tourism to shame."


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  Reply # 1932660 9-Jan-2018 11:49
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send all these people willing to pay for tap water to ChCh. 

 

ChCh is generally untreated water given the aquifers on the Canterbury plains....

 

Yum. (it really is nice water to drink). 

 

Come try it.... actually for you I will let you drink a glass for $1...if you like it.... you can take a 5lt bucket home for $5

 

 


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  Reply # 1932662 9-Jan-2018 11:53
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Goosey:

 

ChCh is generally untreated water given the aquifers on the Canterbury plains....

 

Yum. (it really is nice water to drink). 

 

 

 

 

It is for now, wait another 10-15 years for the dairy farming to have ruined it all. 


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  Reply # 1932663 9-Jan-2018 11:55
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When people get sick from drinking this water, will they try and sue for not ensuring that the water they are selling is safe to drink.

But on a more serious note, there is a group of people who don't understand even basic science. The ones who think that vaccines are a cause of autism and a scam, who think that homeopathy actually works, and who believe claims that modern water treatment processes alter the molecular structure of water.

The worst part though is these people will be giving this water to their kids. The kids can't make their own safety judgments.





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  Reply # 1932664 9-Jan-2018 11:57
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BTR:

 

Goosey:

 

ChCh is generally untreated water given the aquifers on the Canterbury plains....

 

Yum. (it really is nice water to drink). 

 

 

 

 

It is for now, wait another 10-15 years for the dairy farming to have ruined it all. 

 

 

Wait for 5 years before the city folk ruin it with their effluent...

 

Stop the dairy farmer bashing already.


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  Reply # 1932671 9-Jan-2018 12:00
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I've got a couple of tanks full of 'Raw' Water at home. I'd happily offer these fools a discount on their $40 bottles. 50% off for bulk purchases, can be paid via Western Union, buyer must arrange freight.


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  Reply # 1932703 9-Jan-2018 12:12
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BTR:

 

Goosey:

 

ChCh is generally untreated water given the aquifers on the Canterbury plains....

 

Yum. (it really is nice water to drink). 

 

 

 

 

It is for now, wait another 10-15 years for the dairy farming to have ruined it all. 

 

 

 

 

thats what they said 10-15 years ago.... 


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  Reply # 1932741 9-Jan-2018 12:36
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We've been drinking "raw" water out of our water tanks for 35 years with no problems.


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  Reply # 1932751 9-Jan-2018 12:46
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Do you have filters and UV sterilisation?

 

 


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Do you have filters and UV sterilisation?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nope, never have.


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  Reply # 1932756 9-Jan-2018 12:49
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clevedon:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Do you have filters and UV sterilisation?

 

 

Nope, never have.

 

 

Neither did we when I was a kid. Wasn't even a thing back then.

 

Nowdays people are worried about bird poo giardia...

 

 

 

 


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kryptonjohn:

 

clevedon:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Do you have filters and UV sterilisation?

 

 

Nope, never have.

 

 

Neither did we when I was a kid. Wasn't even a thing back then.

 

Nowdays people are worried about bird poo giardia...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have had the water a bit smelly once or twice in all that time, fished a dead bird out but never got crook. 


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  Reply # 1932769 9-Jan-2018 13:06
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  The worst part though is these people will be giving this water to their kids. The kids can't make their own safety judgments.

 

 

Herd Immunity protects the anti-vaccer's. Raw water drinkers - not so much.


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  Reply # 1932771 9-Jan-2018 13:08
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Hmmm, not sure that herd immunity was that great in the days that polio and smallpox existed (in the wild). 


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If you've had Giardia, you'd be worried about it.

 

I had it once and I lost 3 kilos in 2 days and it took me a week to recover.

 

 


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NZSpides:

 

If you've had Giardia, you'd be worried about it.

 

I had it once and I lost 3 kilos in 2 days and it took me a week to recover.

 

 

Should market it as a miracle weight loss product.


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