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  1. Water Where Art Thou?

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    I remember the lingering segregated public water fountains that startled me in the midst of southern vacations as a youth.

    Growing up and living in NYC, I've enjoyed free water from fountains in every park and most public buildings forever. That is, until when (what seemed) overnight, bottled "designer" water became a ubiquitous, de rigueur accessory; challenging the in-hand prominence of over-priced coffee and expensive cell phones.

    I've never been to Colorado. Now with it's Animas River in the news, 
    I'll never drink the water of southern Colorado.

    According to the NYT, the Environmental Protection Agency breached a store of toxic chemical-laced water, from an abandonded Colorado mine. Arsenic, lead and "other" heavy metals are spilling into the Animas River, at a rate of 500-700 gallons A MINUTE!!!

    That's a lot of crap flowing fom Colorado into New Mexico and Utah!

    The  original EPA agenda was to plug a minor leak. Or was it a boondoggle in the making? At least one person, in his letter to the editor of the Silverton Standard and Miner, predicted the massive spillage and the hundreds of millions, from tax payers' pockets, for the treatment plant necessary to clean up the impending mess.

    It's an incident like this that brings out the vulture capitalist conspiacy theorist in me. But no, until all the reports are in, I'll just plunk down $ for H20, probably from some free flowing unlicensed tap, marketed to the tune of three to five dollars a bottle; because that's the American way.

    Rhonda Hansome is an actor, director, coach and stand-up comedian. Go laugh at her HERE!

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  2. 1 comments:

    1. All the freakin' religions in this country, and we can't even respect the planet that we were allowed to inhabit at least once.

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