cardshark
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February 24th, 2011 at 2:24:04 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I have acquired one of a radical, newfangled invention called a "plastic drinking bottle." It holds clean, drinking water just as well as the overpriced, factory-bottled water bottles do. If you can't find one, then I'm told the overpriced factory-bottled water bottles can be used after you've drank all the overpriced filtered tap water, and can hold home-filtered tap water just as well :P



I know that was meant as a snide remark, but actually, you shouldn't reuse plastic water bottles. Health info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuse_of_water_bottles
WizardofEngland
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February 24th, 2011 at 2:34:41 PM permalink
Quote: cardshark

I know that was meant as a snide remark, but actually, you shouldn't reuse plastic water bottles. Health info here:

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



lol touche ;-) thats why i dont re-use plastic bottles.
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February 24th, 2011 at 2:56:14 PM permalink
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Quote: DJTeddyBear

in NJ it's illegal to pump your own gas. Unless I'm mistaken, there's only one other state like that, but I don't know which.



I believe it is Oregon. I read about it in this book a personal favourite of mine.



Oregon is correct, and regular unleaded is around $3.35/gal +/- $0.15 in the Portland metro right now.
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February 24th, 2011 at 3:26:09 PM permalink
Quote: WizardofEngland

lol touche ;-) thats why i dont re-use plastic bottles.



We have a 'water island' in the grocery store where we can refill a gallon plastic jug once we buy it. I refill the same jugs all the time and there is no warnings not to. I also spent my whole childhood riding a bike without a helmet and owned cars in the 60's and 70's that had no seat belts. I'm lucky to be alive.
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Nareed
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February 24th, 2011 at 3:34:58 PM permalink
Quote: cardshark

I know that was meant as a snide remark, but actually, you shouldn't reuse plastic water bottles. Health info here:

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



I haven't read it. That said, most warnings not to re-use plastic are way overblown. Sure, you won't re-use a cheap bottle of overpriced water forever, but it's ok a couple of time.

So long as you remember to wash it with di-hydrogen monoxide (it's a pernicious health hazzard used to srub floors, and it's been found in every single cancerous cell ever studied!)
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February 24th, 2011 at 3:36:56 PM permalink
The water jug is probably reusable. The crappy plastic they use in disposal water bottles can harbour all sorts of germs and crap.

I just use a good old sports water bottle. Does the job fine, and no need to pay $2 for water... big fat con game is bottled water, and also a waste of resources... shipping tonnes of water across the world to places with adequate water supplies. Or "filtering" Peckham tap water to make Dansani...
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February 24th, 2011 at 3:43:30 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Milk is way more expensive than gas, too, but no one I know consumes that much milk.

Milk is cheaper than gas here and has been for about a year.

I use a reusable metal bottle for water that I purchased for $10. It seems to resist getting too 'funky' with smells and such. It's not perfect but is suitable.
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Nareed
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February 24th, 2011 at 4:01:32 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Milk is cheaper than gas here and has been for about a year.



I buy milk wholesale due to my job. The price we get from the manufacturer for regular, whole, ultrapasteurized milk is maybe 10-15% higher than gas. The retail price is higher.

I've heard in the US this kind of milk isn't very popular, though, and pasteurized milk might be cheaper. It's been years since I've dealt with any. I find it much more convenient to store unopened cartons for up to 6 months in any cupbaord.
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Nareed
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February 24th, 2011 at 4:05:55 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

The water jug is probably reusable. The crappy plastic they use in disposal water bottles can harbour all sorts of germs and crap.



Anything can, indeed everything does, harbor all sorts of germs and crap (spores, mold, fungi, etc). The air is full of such things, and they settle on any surface theyc ome inc ontact with. In water they can grow and multiply. That's why you don't leave water containers open, and why you wash them. but if you wash the cheap bottle of overpriced water, you should be ok.

After washing them several times, the plastic may degrade and release various chemicals. That's why it's not recommended you re-use them much. But four or five times is safe enough.

Or you can drink diet Coke or Pepsi max. Better yet, coffee :P
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February 24th, 2011 at 4:37:09 PM permalink
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A better bet is shale. Apparently, the United States has over 60 percent of the world's reserves in Shale which eclipses the total worldwide reserves of conventional oil.



Besides the Obama Administration discouraging and even prohibiting development of shale oil I often wonder when it will come to pass. Back in the late 1980s they said oil needed to be at about $80/bbl for shale to work out. Inflation might raise that but tech breakthrus should lower it. But we have a POTUS who thinks gas comes from the gas station.....

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