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On the pitfalls and the blind spots of being civilized (a collection of news)
This story is a collection of news that caught my eye. The common theme is the consequences of trusting confident “expert advice” over one’s peasant gut.
The first one caught my eye because I wrote it. :) It’s an expanded version of the tonsil story I wrote earlier, published the other day by Dr. Mercola.
I also looked further into the whole topic of the toilet-to-glass pipeline. Conclusion: I was doing fine before I learned what I learned in the past few days about the sanitation in New York and elsewhere, about water treatment facilities, sewage systems, industry trends, and so on. I now miss my innocence. Only recently, was I able to look at my kitchen faucet without thinking about the processes and the pipes. I hope that I will be able to do it again one day…. :-)
A proper longer article is on the way but here are a few tidbits:
In the UK, a new class action lawsuit was just filed against the water companies that allegedly had been releasing undeclared raw sewage into lakes, rivers, coastal waters, and other waterways (context: traditional water treatment facilities allegedly don’t count on sewage in the water they treat—and this is how the “trendsetters” are trying to sell us the benefits of knowingly drinking the water made from poop).
In San Francisco, starting in 2015, it is mandatory for all new development over 100,000 square feet to install on-site water recycling, and there is no guarantee that “blackwater” (sewage) won’t end up in one’s drinking glass because the toilet-to-drinking-glass pipeline (literally and figuratively) is all the rage nowadays.
In the so called “red” states, there is less talk about OMG-climate-change-we-are-going-to-die but the policies are more or less the same (money talks).
Texas sounds relatively reasonable (industrial reuse makes sense, and irrigation use of recycled water depends on what they use and how, could be reasonable or horrendous depending on what they actually do—but there is no guarantee that the policy won’t evolve to transferring waste-generated water to the drinking glass).
Florida speaks for itself.
And finally, the connection between human waste and edible bugs.
Here is a United Nations document from 2013 that touts the edible insects horn and mentions, among other things, that it would be pretty cool if people started eating insects who, in turn, eat human waste. (What kind of waste? Who knows.)
I think you get the drill.
The social engineers are very exited to mold us like clay and move us around like pawns on a chess board.
They don’t believe in dignity or free will.
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