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Old 13-08-2008, 05:25   #16
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It looks like all the rainwater drinkers have gathered here, shame there is no beer .

Thanks everyone for reminding me that I am "normal" - well at least with respect to collecting rainwater.
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Old 13-08-2008, 05:51   #17
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So does that mean that I donít have to buy that new fangled RO-Oxygenator Ionization system to make the perfect cuppa?
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Old 13-08-2008, 06:37   #18
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No, you will need the online virtual marine version of the RO-Oxygenator Ionization system for making the perfect cuppa.

And this must be your lucky day as I have just one left at a never to be repeated price. Full disclosure necessiates that I advise you that the unit I have is still operating on the beta software version but you can download a free patch.

Disclaimer: Please consult the PDS to confirm the suitability of this product for your needs or consult an independent "cuppa advisor"
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Old 13-08-2008, 08:15   #19
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WC Fields is supposed to have said, "I never drink water, fish f*** in it." Drinking rainwater avoids this pitfall.
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Old 22-08-2008, 15:47   #20
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On my last trip from BC to Tonga and back I never took water from shore . Rainwater gave me all I needed, then some. The mainsail makes a great catchement.
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Old 31-08-2008, 09:13   #21
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There's nothing wrong with rain water;.
That statement is not supportable.

There is a lot of pollution in the air. The water that precipitates out of the sky passes through those pollutants. Ever heard of "acid rain"? If you go the the Smokies national forest you can see the effects of acid rain. Visit the Shenandoah and see the effects of industrial pollution. The Park Service can show you pictures taken from view sites many years ago to compare with today. In the mid atlantic and many other regions there is also major pollution from internal combustion engines.

Most rain is caused when moisture condenses around small particulates in the air until they make a mass heavy enough to fall, whereupon they carry the particles down to ground level.

I look at how dirty my car is after after a light to moderate rain. It is much dirtier than before. A heavy, prolongued rain may leave it less dirty, but still not the condition as after washing with clean water from a hose fed by the local water system.

We can debate or discuss how much pollution is in the atmosphere, and how much comes down with the rain. But there is no plausible foundation for claiming rain water is clean.

It does not take much looking to find out about this. Here is a current news report:

Scientists fear impact of Asian pollutants on U.S.
Sun Aug 31 McClatchy Newspapers

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... estimates more than 10 billion pounds of airborne pollutants from Asia — ranging from soot to mercury to carbon dioxide to ozone — reach the U.S. annually.
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Particulates such as dust and soot, along with heavy metals, pesticides, PCBs, mercury, ozone, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide have all been found.
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Viruses, bacteria and fungi also can be transported on dust particles, though, so far, they've been found only on the dust and sand blowing off African deserts, not Asian ones.
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One study estimated a fifth of the mercury entering Oregon's Willamette River comes from overseas, with China as the mostly likely source.

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Days after a major dust storm in the Gobi Desert in Asia , visibility in the Grand Canyon was obscured. Dust from deserts in North Africa has reached Florida . U.S. air pollution can reach across the Atlantic to Europe , even as pollution from Europe can circle the globe and reach the U.S.

"Air can circulate around the world in three weeks or less. "


That report is only about pollutants from Asia that reach the US. We generate our own which add to the atmosphereic mess. As I mention at the top of my post the acid rain caused by domestic pollution has severe effects upon our eastern regions. Atmosphereic pollution respects no borders, and rainfall carries those pollutants down with it.
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Thank goodness for the Intertropical Convergence Zone
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Thank goodness for the Intertropical Convergence Zone
I'm told that it tends to turn people Tropo so's they get so sick of seeing rain and no wind that they come to imagine that water from the ground is purer than water from the air.
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