San Francisco Mayor Bans Bottled Water

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  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    Is city water better than bottled water? San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom thinks so.
    Newsom has issued an executive order banning city departments from buying bottled water, even for water coolers. The ban goes into effect July 1, and will extend to water coolers by December 1.
    The move was billed as a way to help stem global warming and save taxpayer money.






    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/6/24/203654.shtml?s=tn

    So now bottled water causes the mythical global warming. Good Grief.
     
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    He just doesn't think the city should be providing employees with bottled water. They have fountains from my understanding and employees can bring in their own. Or did I miss something?
     
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    I'm fine with the cost-cutting. But the "global warming" argument is stupid.

    Besides...Seems to me that if you drink chilled water, you cool down.

    SF has a million or so residents.

    A million residents that are 2 degrees cooler--that's 2 million degrees!

    You may not like my math, but it sure does sound good!:applause:
     
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    Oh, I agree the global warming argument is stupid, but if he wants to do it for cost cutting, then I'm ok with that.

    I'm ok with your math too. Just don't try it on one of my tests ;)
     
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    Come, now...it doesn't matter if my answer is "right" as long as I make a "good try".....right? :saint: :praying: :laugh:
     
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    (Us teachers are heartless you know!)
     
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    Ouch! My self esteem hurts!
     
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    What the mayor has done is ban the buying of bottled water with city funds.

    Coming out of the taps of SF's City Hall is eau de Hetch Hetchy. The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is located in a valley just north of Yosemite. It gets filled by snow melt.

    IOW, most folks would pay good money for a bottle of what The City gets out of a tap.

    For once, a story coming out of San Francisco isn't as stupid as it looks.
     
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    Squire,

    keeping in mind this is newsmax, there is this line:

    Ya'll have made it clear that this was a cost-cutting measure. Good for them! Especially if the quality of the water is that good.

    So why the "global warming" line?
    Was newsmax getting a dig in on USA's 1st or 2nd (to Seattle) most liberal city?
    Or was that also given as a reason by the powers that be?

    Bully for them for saving money. The "global warming" idea was silly, though.
     
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    rbell, since you've raised the question more than once (and since I squelched your self-esteem), I googled "San Francisco bans bottled water" I looked at USA Today, CNN, and AP (oh and TreeHugger). There are tons more.

    The results I got were all short.
    All said that it was a cost saving measure.
    Some mentioned global warming. (a non-issue IMHO)
    Some mentioned landfills. (This one is an issue)

    I think the cost saving alone is enough of a reason. I don't know why they had to throw in the other stuff except it is PC. Since it showed up more than once, we can be fairly sure a spokesperson for SF actually said it.
     
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    What is this mayor going to do if the water supply in SF becomes contaminated and the water has to be boiled before it is drinkable? how terrible will the bottled wter be then?
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    Please see my first post. San Francisco does not get its water from a source like the Mississippi, Missouri, Lake Michigan, et al.
    It would take an act of terrorism to contaminate the water supply.
    However, the mayor's point is on a day to day basis there's no reason for The City to buy bottled water for its offices.
    As for global warming, SF does use a shotgun when announcing stuff.
     

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