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#287649 - 01/06/18 08:24 PM Re: New fad: drinking raw water [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
A couple of years ago Mom and I went to St. Augustine here in Florida and drank from the Fountain of Youth. It doesn't work as advertised.


But we still think you're 18. laugh So maybe it does work, just not in the way you'd expect. It's like the monkey paw version.

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#287650 - 01/06/18 10:17 PM Re: New fad: drinking raw water [Re: Bingley]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Arizona water is quite variable, from the effervescent high altitude water of the San Francisco Peaks to the musky, full bodied H2O of the low desert hills. My favorite source is the spring on Lion ledge, Baboquivari Peak, in southwest AZ.

It is robust and hearty, with notes of grandeur and solemnity, followed by a lingering, flirtatious aftertaste. It goes quite well with dates...
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#287651 - 01/06/18 11:46 PM Re: New fad: drinking raw water [Re: Bingley]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1861
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
Originally Posted By: Bingley
But we still think you're 18. laugh So maybe it does work, just not in the way you'd expect. It's like the monkey paw version.

If I were eighteen, I would have been a member since Age 7 and I would be younger than Melody (my youngest cousin). Eek! My baby cousin is turning twenty-one this year.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287658 - 01/07/18 08:01 AM Re: New fad: drinking raw water [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
If I were eighteen, I would have been a member since Age 7 and I would be younger than Melody (my youngest cousin). Eek!


Amazing! The Fountain of Youth does work! I am envious!

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#287663 - 01/07/18 10:13 PM Re: New fad: drinking raw water [Re: Bingley]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC

I'm from a small town in Oregon whose water was "raw" -- from springs on Mt. Hood.

Could hardly abide Portland's tap water and thought it hysterical when a company began bottling Portland's water in the 1980s.

Maybe I should move home and start bottling from the kitchen sink.



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#287664 - 01/07/18 11:27 PM Re: New fad: drinking raw water [Re: Bingley]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2154
Loc: Great Plains
Meh, an idiotic fad sprouting from extreme entitlement. After after a few raw water hipsters wind up in the hospital with Giardia the trend will cool off.
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#287666 - 01/08/18 03:33 AM Re: New fraud: drinking raw water [Re: Bingley]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 323
Hmm, all info from one article by New York articleist
about some shop that is not in the Silicon Valley
selling some refrigerated Oregon spring water
...
and it qualifies as a fad?

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#287667 - 01/08/18 03:48 AM Re: New fraud: drinking raw water [Re: Bingley]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Great Plains
There are quite a few publications following the 'story', it does seem to be a growing trend/movement. It reminds me of the old joke- I'm not saying we kill stupid people, I just say remove all the warning labels and let things sort themselves out.
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#287668 - 01/08/18 04:13 AM Re: New fraud: drinking raw water [Re: Phaedrus]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 323
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
There are quite a few publications following the 'story', it does seem to be a growing trend/movement. It reminds me of the old joke- I'm not saying we kill stupid people, I just say remove all the warning labels and let things sort themselves out.


Hmm, google news lists 157 "articles" in the past week,
all quoting the same single solo one new york times article,
that doesn't make this a growing trend/movement (bigger than a fad)


Like I said, not sure what qualifies as a fad,
there are no numbers attached to the vague definition,
but I'm pretty sure if the local local news
doesn't report on a "fad" in their own back yard ,
it can't possibly be considered a fad by anyone anywhere
...
ok maybe its a fad in that one store that sells the water
..
and then spam got re-posted 157 times

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#287669 - 01/08/18 05:17 AM Re: New fraud: drinking raw water [Re: EMPnotImplyNuclear]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2719
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: EMPnotImplyNuclear
and then spam got re-posted 157 times


Good point -- it's possible that we've all been "had."

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