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Show Of Hands December 25th, 2012 12:00am

Do you turn the water off while brushing your teeth?

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tdaddy diversity
12/31/12 11:40 am

No. I like to rinse my mouth when I get done brushing and it takes that long just for the water to get cold.

AggieEE Texas
12/29/12 11:21 pm

Results aren't surprising. Doubt people in Louisiana brush their teeth in the first place.

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nFavOfSecess Texas
12/29/12 2:44 pm


I completely see relevance to this water conservation question and all my submissions.

;-)~

nFavOfSecess Texas
12/29/12 2:41 pm

Pickens blatantly verbalizes plans to drill, pump, and drain the entire resource to sell for personal profit. Even paid off legislators to allow his land deemed a "water district" which inturn allows him the right to use "immanent domain" on land owners should he c a need.
Privatization of air next?

nFavOfSecess Texas
12/29/12 2:37 pm

An 80's Texas oil tycoon, T. Boone Pickens purchased thousands of acres in our northern panhandle because it sits atop a 1/3 of the USA's largest natural water aquifer.

nFavOfSecess Texas
12/29/12 2:37 pm

Oh, and the Bush family recently purchased hundreds of thousands of acres in Paraguay... because it sits directly atop the worlds LARGEST natural water aquifer.


nFavOfSecess Texas
12/29/12 2:09 pm

FYI-
Several multinational corps have been draining our natural water sources, bottling it and selling it back to us at a 400% mark-up & there is NO act enabled or agency in place designed to regulate the environmental & health standards practices used by bottled water mfg co.'s. Tap is much safer.

nFavOfSecess Texas
12/29/12 2:00 pm

Out of habit... thanks to gramma screaming, "Turn off my damn water!" as I stood there half asleep letting it run down the drain every morning.

It's a really hot commodity now, though. Bottled, it sells for more than the price of oil and is actually considered as "blue gold".

meepx22
12/29/12 11:09 am

I don't use water until after I brush. I don't see the point in wetting your tooth brush beforehand.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/28/12 5:46 am

No need to be harsh on each other. Those that have plenty don't see the need for it. Those that have seen drought know the value of water. When I was a kid the dams ran dry. We actually stopped everything and called a national day of prayer. It actually switch from drought to rain after that.


12/28/12 1:36 am

Hey, you finally posted my question! I'm so excited!

jrw010
12/28/12 12:15 am

That's your "opinion." Of course I don't "need" too, I'm so glad you "agree" with that. I don't really "care" about how you "feel" or what you think is "stupid." "!"

cbcrowe Oregon
12/27/12 9:24 pm

I have a spring so my water is free and goes to the same place either way, but I only use water to rinse at the end.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
12/27/12 7:34 pm

By the way, I'm against leaving the water running, if my previous comment made it sound otherwise ;)

JennaF sunflower state of mind
12/27/12 7:33 pm

[shudders at the thought of a dry toothbrush]

JennaF sunflower state of mind
12/27/12 7:32 pm

It's not about global warming, it's about not being wasteful with the water that we may or may not realize is a huge blessing from God.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
12/27/12 7:29 pm

I thought i was the only one who noticed. They seem to be the outliers on every poll.

ElizabethB
12/27/12 5:59 pm

The f' is up with mississippi lately?

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gurl213
12/27/12 3:48 pm

Age filter is interesting. Do younger people care more about the environment?

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/27/12 1:45 pm

and besides, why would you run your water bill way up if you don't have to?

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/27/12 1:44 pm

paying for it or not, there is still a limited supply of it in the world. it may seem like a lot, but no new water is being produced. what's here is what we have.

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Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
12/27/12 1:14 pm

You don't "need" to turn it off. You just "should" turn it off because it is "stupid" and "lazy" and "wasteful" to leave it running.

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njalstorm
12/27/12 7:03 am

I love these arguments. If i am paying for it, there is no waste?????

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/27/12 5:36 am

It's probably all those natural deposits from the meteor impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. One day some bright spark might find something worth mining. I would get a system if I had to drink that every day. Washing machines probably get zapped too with corrosion and mineral deposits. Thx.

ddrgrievous Idaho
12/26/12 11:32 pm

It takes that long to warm up. I wash my face afterwards otherwise I don't

hmh461 tn
12/26/12 11:05 pm

Yea the water here is gross. Pretty much everyone here that owns a house has a water treatment unit. Damn things are expensive but worth every dollar.

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jrw010
12/26/12 9:56 pm

Is there any good reason to turn it off? Is there any benefit I see from that? Like, do you just like to hear silence? I can't think of any good reason to turn it off while brushing.

Do you all see how ridiculous your reasons are yet?

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jrw010
12/26/12 9:53 pm

@craw why do I "need" to turn it off?

jae27 City of Angels
12/26/12 9:14 pm

Only till hot water comes out. Teeth are sensitive and cold water hurts especially early morning hours

EarlyBird Portland
12/26/12 6:13 pm

I've already posted it 3-4 times.

hvp828 Carolina girl
12/26/12 5:08 pm

I started turning the water off after I went on a mission trip & we were without water for 2 days. Made me realize how important it is to not be wasteful.

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icpshootyz
12/26/12 4:46 pm

Sure water is constantly recycled. Doesn't mean it's coming back to your area very easily, say if you live in Arizona or LA. still doesn't make sense to run it down the drain for no reason.

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icpshootyz
12/26/12 4:44 pm

But what's your reasoning for leaving it on exactly?

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magnum
12/26/12 11:39 am

@doopy I understand the technicality of not wasting water without splitting the molecule but, it's about all the work needed to reclaim the waste water. The extra energy needed to transport it, to clean it etc etc. it's a viscous cycle, waste needlessly and it's costs a lot of time, energy, etc.

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magnum
12/26/12 11:36 am

@thelowend. Glad you're such a mature adult.

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cowboy SCOTUS 2020
12/26/12 10:28 am

Yep. As a kid we had a well and couldn't waste water.

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susanr Colorado
12/26/12 9:01 am

That's kind of funny, Doopy. Still, *I* don't ever want to call people any kind of derogatory name (or even just the wrong name) either on purpose or accidentally.

susanr Colorado
12/26/12 8:59 am

My water bill for the last month was $13.30. But that's just one person, and I don't do laundry in my apartment. Also doesn't include water for landscaping. I do my dishes by hand, though.

susanr Colorado
12/26/12 8:54 am

I'd add "rinse mouth, rinse brush" to that, but maybe that's just me.

EarlyBird Portland
12/26/12 8:48 am

Our water is free as we have a well.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/26/12 8:46 am

Don't worry. I chose this screen name with full knowledge of what I'd end up getting called, by accident and on purpose.

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Lund2100 California
12/26/12 8:30 am

Yes, hot water takes a while to reach the sinks, so I do this as well. Once the water turns hot and if I'm still brushing, then I turn it all the way off.

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EarlyBird Portland
12/26/12 6:59 am

Remember the poll: do you pee in the shower? The majority admitted they do. Those people are conserving water by not flushing a toilet.

There are a zillion ways we can conserve. Turning water off while brushing isn't the way I choose.

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Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
12/26/12 6:46 am

Rep- I'm sad for you that you don't have the intelligence to resist all the Republican brainwashing.

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Liberty Lets Use Logic
12/26/12 6:08 am

You make no sense. Also, since you're confused, I am in no way affiliated with the GOP.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/26/12 5:55 am

Does brushing your teeth in the fountain count? The water keeps running without turning it off. Just don't spit into the fountain.

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bkcrt California
12/26/12 5:31 am

You can turn a sink on and off? I just leave it on all day. :P

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gonzoboy Arizona
12/26/12 5:20 am

I do leave the water on. I leave it on a low stream, so that by the time I finish brushing, water will be hot. When I'm done brushing/rinsing, I like to rinse the brush in hot water.

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treegardner San Diego
12/26/12 1:51 am

Jeez people still do this?!

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aph514
12/26/12 1:51 am

See, I don't understand how you can quote scientific research and undermine it at the same time. I guess that's the GOP way, ignore everything you disagree with.

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