Rain water unsafe to drink. Anywhere.

eclecticsynergy

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Fear is a primal, unthinking emotion, never a good thing to base your decisions on - except when you're being chased by a sabretooth cat. Reason is the only worthwhile basis for making wise decisions.

Not that that's a popular opinion in this age of knee-jerk conditioned responses.

Prudent caution is not fearfulness, nor cowardice, and it's not an unreasonable attitude.

Especially at a critical time when science is telling us that action (or inaction) is likely to affect all of humanity - and the whole planet - for the entire foreseeable future.
 

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This is true of the for-profit media, but it doesn't mean the genuine crises in climate and contamination aren't real. And not all media outlets are profit-driven. There is still fact-checked and relatively impartial information to be had from actual journalists.

But in recent decades many have become addicted to the gratification of having their preconceptions fed and their outrage stoked. Objective information fails to satisfy.

"When you want to help people, you tell them the truth; when you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear." - Dr. Thomas Sowell


Far too many have been led to consider all science suspect, often for two main reasons that can't be discussed here.

Science - even though it can be manipulated - is at its heart a search for proven fact, and nearly all scientists are in fact pursuing the truth.

It's when we decide we want a truth that's divorced from fact that we get into real trouble.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

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A study several years ago was seeking a control group uncontaminated by PFOA/PFAS.
They sampled populations in many of the most remote areas of the world.
100% of the blood samples showed contamination. Everyone, everywhere.
There is literally nobody on the planet who doesn't already have this stuff in their blood.

These chemicals don't break down - they'll be around for decades, perhaps centuries, and they'll be far more concentrated in our great-grandchildren than they are in us.

And now the stuff is in the rainwater. Everywhere.
How many more samples do we need before deciding maybe it's time to do something?
I accidentally touched quote while reading your post on my phone, nothing to add really but I have been following this process since DDT was sprayed over my house in Maine, “to control malaria”.

Adults answers were a pack of rationalizations and justifications then as they still are today.

Corporate rape of their own childrens future for short term profit to buy multiple homes and luxury cars.
What is luxury compared to not poisoning your grandchildren?
How are they different from the junkies and crackheads who steal your TV?

The trajectory is SO EASY TO SEE.
The amount of confirmation bias required to NOT see this is Orwell epic.

Funny how news is now the scapegoat many use to maintain their corporate brand loyalty denial.
 

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Yep, when faced with facts you don't want to hear, blame the messenger.
That way you can continue to deny the truth and believe only what you choose to.

Everyone has a right to opinions of their own.
But not to facts of their own.
 




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