By rusrs - 30/03/2012 02:16 - United Kingdom
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I can't drink tap water or it'll make me throw up. I don't honestly care what's in the water as long as it tastes good. We're all going to die one day and there's a study somewhere saying every little thing will kill us so there's no point in avoiding everything out there. I have tried to filter my own water and it still tastes bad so I'll just keep going through a 24 pack a week. At least I recycle the bottles.
Speaking of which, I read once that some bottled water companies get their water from the city water supply, and just put it in pretty little bottles. Add to that the toxins in plastic, and there really isn't any reason to buy it unless you're going somewhere that you can't/shouldn't drink the water
...unless you can't stand the taste of the water out of the tap. For whatever reason, some bottled water brands taste way better than what comes out of the faucet. So it's either drink the bottled water or don't drink any water at all for some people, and since you kind of need to drink water to survive, that leaves you with the bottles.
Well they do put Fluoride in the water which is a neural toxin (IE kills brain cells). Why do you think toothpaste says if swallowed contact poison control?
Ugh. Doesn't it drive you nuts that we rely on specialists such as doctors, scientists, the FDA, who know what is harmful or not, to make the right descisions about what goes in our food, water and medicine. And they can completely screw us over and we don't know any better until it's too late! Take gluten, MSG and other stuff for example, it's in all our food and they're now saying it's bad and people are getting sick from it. You couldn't find bread like our ancestors had, or that they had even just 80 years ago, if you tried! We put our trust in them because of their expertise! So frusterating!
And yet 80 years ago the average life expectancy was higher. Oh wait it wasn't. While I admit scientists make mistakes you cannot be perfect every time. Lots of things don't show up in tests rather it takes a period of studying over a very long time. People want results now in the new idea of modernization and immediate gratification. It's this line of thinking that pisses me off in my line of work. Just because something can be harmful in a significant amount doesn't mean it is harmful in small doses. In fact, they can have benefits. Do you know what benefits fluoride has? Look it up.
50 - yes fluoride has some great benefits, but it is not intended to be ingested. 37 - Texas has deemed it toxic levels and have seen stopped the practice of adding fluoride to their drinking water. They are the only state to do this. You'll have to judge for yourself from here.
KaySL, I think I may have discovered that lately you've become a pain in the ass, the only times I've seen you comment is to correct someone, or like. Yes people do make mistakes. No one is perfect and keep in mind, it is late and if the only thing you have to gripe about is grammatical errors you need to get out more. Just a friendly observation.
Actually, it means I have a pretty good life and have little else to complain about. I can spare ten seconds to attack a tin-foil hat wearing bandwagon-riding conspiracy theorist who's bleating on about the fluoride and the Illuminati when clearly she's either suffering a stroke, or would have a hard time understanding anything more than a goddamned "trololol", let alone any serious research on the matter. Welcome to FML. If you're here to whine about grammar Nazis or such things, you had best lubricate your anus before it's too late, you moronic twat.
49, you are right, there are so many things in our food that should never be considered safe for human consumption. If you are concerned about the what is in the food/drinks you consume you have to educate yourselves. Almost every "scientific government test" is run by corporate America . Follow the money, you will be surprised how quickly our "best interests" are sold out.
Everyone saying fluoride in water kills brain cells or is toxic is just fear mongering. An Australian study was just released that collected data over the course of more than 40 years and they found that at the concentration that fluoride is added to water, there are no adverse effects. It does however decrease the cavity and tooth decay rate by 40%. Claims that fluoride is dangerous in water and just as baseless and stupid as the claim that vaccines cause autism. There is no evidence to support that it is a harmful practice in any way
It's not the government, it's the Illuminati a.k.a walmart, shhh we must be quite or they'll send their gnome soldiers to silence us permanently. *hides under tin foil hat and crawls back into cave*.
Only thing I know of in our tap water is Fluoride. There may be more, who knows? Our Government denies everything and keeps it all a secret now a days.
I'm confused as to how someone could actually NOT believe in at least one conspiracy. Look at Bohemian Grove or Bildeburg, those were dismissed but then exposed as true year later. And there are some sickeningly obvious lies being spread by the government about the 2012 elections, and even a few months ago we had them lying about Occupy protesters' motives to the public. Sorry to tell you, the government isn't always right.
#91, you cite "reasons for believing in some conspiracy theories", by listing a conspiracy theory??? You might as well say "You should believe in some conspiracy theories! I mean cmon, look at the "Moon landing!". Bildeburg and Bohemian Grove are harmless, unless you're a conspiracy nut.
Idk about your government but my government loves me. That's why they increase gas prices yay!!
I see no problem with having a fifth child, as long as she can support it.
There are problems with having too many kids. There's a reason why 2-3 kids is average. I'm not saying don't have kids just not too much. Since her mom is going for a 5th kid I'm also guessing the mother is not in her 30s-40s. You really shouldn't have kids when you are older than 40 because of the defects... It's the mom's choice to have kids, but it's the kid's life that could be damaged.
I have 4 kids myself, my oldest is 14 (definitely old enough to write an FML) and I'm not 40, no where close in fact. Also having more kids is helping because of the tax system. Many people are not having 2-3 kids they are having 0-1 kids. Provided the mother and father teach their kids to be upstanding citizens and not a drain on the welfare system, having more kids is actually beneficial to the economy.