(untitled). ALS Chalange is great but i love the irony. Milli lil, or PEOPLE ARE. yeah, lemme instead ship that water over to you.
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User avatar #3 - skypatrol (08/20/2014) [-]
yeah, lemme instead ship that water over to you.
#8 - anon (08/20/2014) [-]
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User avatar #41 to #8 - metacobalion (08/20/2014) [-]
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#28 to #8 - anon (08/20/2014) [-]
youer
#15 to #8 - anon (08/20/2014) [-]
he's an african kid, english probably isn't his first language
#35 - franklyimaperson (08/20/2014) [-]
"So what you're telling me is that you poor a few hundred gallons of water into a whole in the ground, then you mix it with Chlorine, thus making it completely unusable for human consumption, for the sole purpose of swimming in it?'

Yeah, anyone who bitches to me about the ALS challenge but uses a pool can blow me
#37 to #35 - hackenschlock (08/20/2014) [-]
Have you ever heard of the water cycle? they used to teach us about it in schools...
#39 to #37 - hackenschlock (08/20/2014) [-]
indeed, people could allocate their resources to a more useful purpose.
User avatar #38 to #37 - franklyimaperson (08/20/2014) [-]
Dumping a bucket of water over your head is much less wasteful than filling an entire pool, yes I know the pool will evaporate, but in the here and now the water in that pool is completely unfit for human consumption, and waiting for it to naturally evaporate away would take too long to deal with the problem of drought and thirst through out the world, at least the people with the bucket could do it over a garden or near a lake or on their lawns, just making it not wasteful, as opposed to Pools which are

But sure, blame me for not understanding science, or something, whatever
#44 to #38 - ohemgeezus (08/20/2014) [-]
Uses of a pool:exercise, fun, amusement, relaxation, coll yourself off

Uses for dumping ice water on your head:Cool yourself off
User avatar #45 to #44 - franklyimaperson (08/20/2014) [-]
And to help raise around 15 million dollars to fight ALS

But sure, that's the only reason one would do such a thing

Better than these idiots setting themselves on fire
#46 to #45 - ohemgeezus (08/20/2014) [-]
True but I'm just saying there's a lot more uses to a pool than a bucket of water
User avatar #48 to #46 - franklyimaperson (08/20/2014) [-]
And I'm just saying that complaining about the ice bucket thing as a waste of resources is hypocritical if you are probably wasting plenty of resources anyway, like taking to long of a shower, using an inefficient toilet, having a pool

I mean if you don't, good for you, it's nice to do that, but bitching about this is just dumb
User avatar #88 to #35 - blacksmithgu (08/20/2014) [-]
It's more like several thousand gallons. The pool in that picture is probably at least 10,000 gallons.
#34 - steppenwolfvg (08/20/2014) [-]
My telling you?
User avatar #69 to #34 - icametocomment (08/20/2014) [-]
inb4 meesa heard yousa was talking ****
User avatar #1 - codyxvasco (08/20/2014) [-]
I think it started off with having to donate 10$ along with it or 100% if you don't do the bucket.
#2 to #1 - greenag (08/20/2014) [-]
yeah that makes more sense lol
User avatar #82 - carthos (08/20/2014) [-]
If people really cared about the charity behind it they wouldn't need the challenge to donate but do it spontaneously. It's just another way of self-justification.
User avatar #84 to #82 - xXferaligatrXx (08/20/2014) [-]
the challenge raises awareness i didn't even know asl was a thing until this challenge
User avatar #85 to #84 - carthos (08/20/2014) [-]
Yeah I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but if people would really care, they'd be aware already from the earthquakes and tsunamis happening in the east, it's not like all the suffering in the world is kept secret. I just think it's sad such a challenge is needed.
User avatar #86 to #85 - xXferaligatrXx (08/20/2014) [-]
i think of it as marketing people will throw money at the most entertaining thing and currently internet challenges reign supreme so tie a challenge to a charity and boom you get millions for said charity honestly i think other charities should come up with internet challenges or some other way to spread the word and make it entertaining because i don't think people will donate for any other reason anymore
#71 - newdevyx (08/20/2014) [-]
**newdevyx rolled image** Except Charlie Sheen.
**newdevyx rolled image** Except Charlie Sheen.
User avatar #47 - Awesomecarrot (08/20/2014) [-]
To be fair the money raised for charity from all this far outweighs the cost and value of the water.
User avatar #5 - popkornking (08/20/2014) [-]
WOW it's almost like water isn't a ******* commodity over here MIND BLOWN
User avatar #6 - codeboy (08/20/2014) [-]
It's about awareness, not about donating directly, the more people that are aware, the more that are likely to donate. Over $15 million has been donated to Lou Gehrig's Disease charities because of this challenge which is better than nothing. It is a genius tactic, how often do you hear about people simply asking for charitable donations directly? Quite often i'd say. When you make someone aware of the charity through a medium such as a challenge, it makes the person taking the challenge (or associates) think it was their own idea to donate, thus there is a far higher chance that they actually do so.
User avatar #13 to #6 - potrsr (08/20/2014) [-]
Did not heared for ALS or ASL (?) before this. I stil have no idea what it is I just know people pure water on them self for it. Similar to chugh 1l of beer or you pay for a crate just that it's more beneficial.
User avatar #76 to #13 - codeboy (08/20/2014) [-]
You are right, there are alot of people doing it wrong, that doesn't change the fact that donations increased over 1000% since the challenge started. A.L.S stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and it affects the nerve cells in the brain responsible for voluntary muscle movement.
User avatar #87 - yodasoda (08/20/2014) [-]
Finally, a harmless fad, that actually donates to charity, and people are complaining about it because they're wasting 5 litres of water.

Why does the internet hate everything ***** damn
#80 - anon (08/20/2014) [-]
Africa is such a ******* ******** it's pathetic... we need to stop wasting so much time and money over there. It's hopeless. Either kill off all the people or let them die off. Either way we need to repopulate the area and hit the reset button over there. The land is fine, the people are the problem.
#7 - anon (08/20/2014) [-]
Why is it so hard for people who post stuff to get, there/they're/their, your/you're and source/sauce right?
#11 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
An irrelevant amount, compared to how much is wasted when you eat animal products.

It takes 16 kilograms of grain and 10 000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of beef.

Forget shorter showers, Go vegan.
#32 to #11 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
That is the most incorrect statment about livestock i have ever heard.



DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH WATER 10 000 LITRES IS?

I dont know where the heck you get your sources, but its wrong.
#52 to #32 - rishnock (08/20/2014) [-]
Allow me to be of assistance:

wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_water_do_cattle_drink_per_day
(They drink 10% of their body weight a day)
Google says: "Today the average cow in the U.S. weighs 1350 pounds."
1350 lbs = 612 Kg, water is 1 Kg/L in density meaning 61.2 Liters a day.

www.factory-farming.com/beef_production.html

according to this, 16 months old when they slaughter them. thats:

16 x 30 x 61.2 = 30,000 Liters of water per cow. 30,000 / 612 yields about 50 liters per Kg of beef, assuming you use every part of the cow, which Americans don't. Hope this helps.
User avatar #75 to #52 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
Its not a measurement of just their drinking water. its how much is used in total, including irrigation
#90 to #75 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
You really aren't to bright, Irrigation is water sprayed onto fields in order to help crops grow. If you stop spaying plants with water, you will get less yield. Less yield means less food, less food means more people starve, more animals have to get slaughtered because there isn't enough food to keep them alive, as well as a decline in profit and therefore the economy.   
   
However luckily for us nature isn't retarded, and has a natural system in place for taking excess water from soil, filtering it though layers and layers of dirt,clay,charcoal, what ever happens to be in the ground where the field is, and having to be recycled into underground rivers/lakes known as aquifers.    
   
Irrigation is actually one of the least wasteful ways you can use water BECAUSE WHAT EVER ISN'T USED BY THE PLANTS JUST GETS PUT BACK INTO THE WATER SOURCE   
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquifer   
   
Like for the love of god man, go ahead be vegan and hate farmers, hunters, and people who eat meat. But for the love of 			****		 make sure you know what the hell you are talking about before you start complaining about it and judging people for it
You really aren't to bright, Irrigation is water sprayed onto fields in order to help crops grow. If you stop spaying plants with water, you will get less yield. Less yield means less food, less food means more people starve, more animals have to get slaughtered because there isn't enough food to keep them alive, as well as a decline in profit and therefore the economy.

However luckily for us nature isn't retarded, and has a natural system in place for taking excess water from soil, filtering it though layers and layers of dirt,clay,charcoal, what ever happens to be in the ground where the field is, and having to be recycled into underground rivers/lakes known as aquifers.

Irrigation is actually one of the least wasteful ways you can use water BECAUSE WHAT EVER ISN'T USED BY THE PLANTS JUST GETS PUT BACK INTO THE WATER SOURCE
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquifer

Like for the love of god man, go ahead be vegan and hate farmers, hunters, and people who eat meat. But for the love of **** make sure you know what the hell you are talking about before you start complaining about it and judging people for it

#68 to #52 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
plus i messed up my maths, i took 730 days (24 months) when i should have had 14-16 months
that would be where the difference came from likely
#54 to #52 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
dude, 1300 lbs is what they get slaughtered at, you cant say they use that much water at that weight, because they are dead.

The only cattle that wouldn't be slaughter at that weight would be breeding bulls and dairy cows
#57 to #54 - rishnock (08/20/2014) [-]
Oh right. We gotta take the integral of (Weight)dt over 16 months of life because they grow over their lifespan. We don't necessarily have an accurate function of the cattle's weight, but we can assume that the real answer is less than what was calculated with assumed static weight. Either way, the conclusion is that the person you replied to had inaccurate data.
#58 to #57 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
I tried to give the original commenter alot of advantages so there would be no "but what if" in his rebuttal, I didn't mention this in the calculation but yes you are right, a younger calf will drink significantly less water than a full grown one, like I used in my calculations
User avatar #74 to #11 - dammriver (08/20/2014) [-]
Honestly, if you want to get down to it, the real reason that we are "running out of water" is due to overpopulation. We have over seven billion people on this earth, and that number is steadily growing. Factoring in the birth to death ratio, our population grows by approximately 200,000 people per day.
User avatar #14 to #11 - thegreenrecon (08/20/2014) [-]
but beef curry and fried chicken taste far to good for me to give an actual ****
User avatar #16 to #14 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
The flavour comes from plants.

Your body hates it when it has meat rotting in its colon.
User avatar #17 to #16 - thegreenrecon (08/20/2014) [-]
don't tell me what my body hates, your not me, and I'm not you.

now if you want to try to prove the above incorrect I will make a bag of popcorn and await the ignorant vomit that will eventually spew forth from your lips.
#18 to #17 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
Meat has no fibre and is high in fat.
It clogs your bloodstream and causes inflammation.

It makes you feel like **** , you may not notice that because you permanently feel like **** and rely on coffee for energy.

#59 to #18 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
(fat is actually healthy for people so long as you dont have an absurd amount of it.
User avatar #60 to #59 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
1.6 grams of omega 3 a day.

From plant based foods.

Animal products are not healthy, neither is oil, in any amount.
User avatar #72 to #60 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
You are welcome.

It was a response to a comment.

I cannot imagine how unhealthy you are if you are going out of your way to suggest that fat is healthy.

User avatar #63 to #59 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
The fat you eat is the fat you wear.

Paleo is popular because it tells people good things about their bad habits.

Fat people like being told they can eat bacon and eggs.

Even though the paleo diet causes heart disease and cancer, leaves people relying on coffee for energy because it is so low in carbs.
#64 to #63 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
first of all, mentioning coffee is irrelevant to our convo. So go talk to thegreenrecon about that and secondly, the fat i eat should be the fat I wear. that is literally the point. if you took any human being and removed all the fat from his body, he would die. no matter how you did the procedure. Humans need fat to live. End of story
User avatar #65 to #64 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
You are clearly insecure about your diet and lifestyle.

Check out Durianrider and Freelee the Banana Girl on youtube.
#66 to #65 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
You are really rude, the throw around accusations and insults simply because you don't have any more material to support you claims

Check out every other website in existence that deals with this matter.
User avatar #67 to #66 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
here is the clinical study that determined the standard for daily EFA requirements

www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/live/g2032/build/g2032.pdf

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zVxA6yipv4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=es4PFR5GZTY

#70 to #67 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
Yet how is this relevant to you claiming that Cows use over 100 times more water than they actually do?

You cant claim " cows use lots of water, my proff is that fat is unhealthy"
User avatar #19 to #18 - thegreenrecon (08/20/2014) [-]
I dont drink coffee, never really cared for it, I'd rather a bottle of water or a glass of orange juice, and so that you are aware I eat a very balanced diet of grains, vegetables, dairy and of course meats as a chef part of my training was learning how to properly portion your intake.

and while were headed down this train of thought of health how many supplements do you take? and which ones exactly? Im curious as to how natural your diet actually is.
User avatar #20 to #19 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
Dairy and meat are not part of a healthy diet.
They cause serious disease.
Lower the quality of your life.

Portion control is for anorexics and depressed people.

I eat unlimited amounts on a high-carb vegan diet.

Check out Durianrider and Freelee the Banana Girl on youtube.

User avatar #21 to #20 - thegreenrecon (08/20/2014) [-]
which diseases particularly, supporting articles as well if you wouldn't mind and do be sure they are credited and not among the likes of vaccination causes autism and drinking milk deteriorates bone density, pseudo-science ******** isn't welcome here.

and about that question of what supplements you take, you seemed to blatantly ignore that for whatever reason.
User avatar #25 to #22 - thegreenrecon (08/20/2014) [-]
your second link is a misrepresentation of the official article right off the bat. learn to relate to the original content first before listening to secondary linking, the original article states that consumption should be limited to 1-2 servings a day instead of the pervious 3-4 servings they once recommended , which is in fact what we learned in nutrition in college as first year chefs. Now care to comment on the risk of developing osteoporosis in children deprived of dairy in the western world where our bodies are adapted to utilize calcium provided by milk products in our child hood and young adult years?
your link to alkaline diets provided by *going vegan* will help cure cancer are unsubstantiated and the result is based on lab studies that suggest cancer cells thrive in an acidic (low pH) environment but not in alkaline environments, you are right about one thing yes cancer falters in a high pH environment but these are tests done in isolated lab settings, where as the human body is impossible to alter in a way that would allow for a less cancer friendly environment at least at this stage in human existence*I wont pretend like I know the future of human biology*.

Honestly after reading just those two articles I can safely assume your an undereducated simpleton who is very much on the same level as the morons who scream vaccinations cause autism just because someone told you so and you were far to lazy to actually research the bases for the information given to you *it took me maybe 20 minutes or so to debunk these two articles, and if I felt like it Im sure I could find similar holes or falsehood in the other links but I cant be assed to waste my time any more.
User avatar #26 to #25 - thegreenrecon (08/20/2014) [-]
oh and your still dodging the supplement question
User avatar #27 to #25 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
You have not debunked anything.

Milk causes osteoporosis. It leeches calcium-phosphate out of bones.
The countries with the highest rate of grass fed dairy consumption, have the highest rates of osteoporosis

I provided you with over 1200 peer reviewed science journals.
You are claiming to have debunked them because you interpreted an article.

.clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00187538

Read The China Study.

I cant actually fathom how ridiculous you are being right now.
I just gave you my time and consideration and provided you links to clinical science and an important speech.

You just opened a couple links looking to point out non-existent flaws so that you can keep eating corpses and secretions.

Whatever.






User avatar #29 to #27 - thegreenrecon (08/20/2014) [-]
you provided me with 5 or 6 links 2 of which right of the bat were bull **** what else was I supposed to look at exactly because what you showed me only leads me to think you dont understand how to even begin to research your own health whatever god you worship forbid you ever be asked to make an educated choice for someone else oh by the by osteoporosis is the result of calcium deficiency and hell there are even fingers pointing at smoking as a heavy handed cause of the disease as well as the issue of lack of activity in old age. not to mention literally every MODERN to date text books from every country in the world include milk products as a healthy additive to a persons diet, are you going to tell me every one in this field of study came together and said look we have to make sure everyone thinks milk is okay or I cant sleep at night.
User avatar #30 to #29 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
You are insecure.

User avatar #31 to #30 - thegreenrecon (08/20/2014) [-]
and you latch onto pseudo-science like a crack addict to his drug dealer
User avatar #23 to #21 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
All links have links to the cited sources.

All clinical science.

Also check out pcrm.org
User avatar #33 to #11 - escapedfromkitchen (08/20/2014) [-]
Don't worry mate, I agree with you.
It's just FJ goes ******* when you say something about veganism, even when you're right. It's just how it is, they love to fit in and are very afraid of new things. It's so easy to do what everyone does, right FJ?
User avatar #36 to #33 - broswagonist (08/20/2014) [-]
When your job is to post vegan propaganda in every barely related post, FJ eventually starts thumbing down on sight. He has a point here, even though he's still trying to shove pointless propaganda down our throats everywhere else.
#49 to #33 - headhunternl (08/20/2014) [-]
found the vegan
User avatar #79 to #49 - escapedfromkitchen (08/20/2014) [-]
good job, you found out I'm vegan because I agreed on vegan releated post, that was really hard
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#73 to #11 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
Also no to mention that graph is from California which if you know anything about demographics is hot, and contains alot of vineyards, Grapes and Dairy products are the primary agricultural exports of California, (dairy cows sold for meat btw), and Grapes tend to need being sprayed with water alot more than cows
User avatar #24 to #11 - ihatem (08/20/2014) [-]
This is a less retarded post, good job kiddo. Still retarded considering water cycle **** and the real worry is energy cost dealing with used water and transports which is a much more noble political cause than your pussymeal agenda but you're closer here.
#53 to #11 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
Lets think about this scientifically, owning a farm myself (and a quick Google search will help you find some more definitive sources) I can tell you that a decently sized beef cow will weigh in on average of 1500 lbs or 680 kg, but i'm going to give you the advantage for this situation and say that I can't get a cow to weigh in at more than 1400 lbs or 636 kg   
Now a cow's full body mass is about 60% beef, and edible ,sell-able meats, but once again I will drop it down to 50% in order to help attempt to prove your point.   
   
50% of 635 kg is 317 kg of pure meat   
   
10 000 litres of water per kg equals out to: 3 170 000    
   
or 3 million one hundred and seventy thousand litres of water per animal.   
    
The average cow will drink 10 000 L of water in 270 days. Which by the way, if you are selling the animal for Veal as opposed to beef, would be slaughtered at about that time weighing in at about 500-700 pounds per animal    
   
A beef cow is usually heavy enough to slaughter after 14 months, 2 years or 730 days.   
   
730 days is 2.7 x 270  or 27 000 litres of water In its entire life.   
   
27 000 litres of water divided by 317 lbs of meat is 85 litres of water per kg of meat.    
(which of course would be assuming that the cow did not sweat or urinate any of that water back out in the entire two years it was alive.   
   
(which is a over exaggeration of  117000%)   
Dont get me started on the grain.   
   
TL;DR 			****		 you, you are insanely wrong. Here are my sources if you don't believe me   
   
www.factory-farming.com/beef_production.html   
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/07-023.htm#2
Lets think about this scientifically, owning a farm myself (and a quick Google search will help you find some more definitive sources) I can tell you that a decently sized beef cow will weigh in on average of 1500 lbs or 680 kg, but i'm going to give you the advantage for this situation and say that I can't get a cow to weigh in at more than 1400 lbs or 636 kg
Now a cow's full body mass is about 60% beef, and edible ,sell-able meats, but once again I will drop it down to 50% in order to help attempt to prove your point.

50% of 635 kg is 317 kg of pure meat

10 000 litres of water per kg equals out to: 3 170 000

or 3 million one hundred and seventy thousand litres of water per animal.

The average cow will drink 10 000 L of water in 270 days. Which by the way, if you are selling the animal for Veal as opposed to beef, would be slaughtered at about that time weighing in at about 500-700 pounds per animal

A beef cow is usually heavy enough to slaughter after 14 months, 2 years or 730 days.

730 days is 2.7 x 270 or 27 000 litres of water In its entire life.

27 000 litres of water divided by 317 lbs of meat is 85 litres of water per kg of meat.
(which of course would be assuming that the cow did not sweat or urinate any of that water back out in the entire two years it was alive.

(which is a over exaggeration of 117000%)
Dont get me started on the grain.

TL;DR **** you, you are insanely wrong. Here are my sources if you don't believe me

www.factory-farming.com/beef_production.html
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/07-023.htm#2
User avatar #55 to #53 - glycogen (08/20/2014) [-]
talking about sentient beings as if they are objects.

That is carnism.

Absolutely disgusting.

Also your maths is off.

#62 to #55 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
"also your math is off"

Yes, you are right. I made it off in your favour, so you wouldn't go " dur yur maths is rong"

Actuall im talking about sentient beings as figments of an example. The cow I mentioned in the calculations doesn't even exist, but is a manifestation of the statistics and averages of all the other cattle in Canada.
#56 to #53 - tristmilt (08/20/2014) [-]
holy **** , i accidentally put 14 months as two years. which means my calculation of you huge exaggeration was greatly under estimated. Im not going to fix it because it would only further prove how wrong your post is
User avatar #89 - pulluspardus (08/20/2014) [-]
But they're not using drinking water? the video I saw they just picked water off an frosted river ?
User avatar #83 - neutrality (08/20/2014) [-]
So you're telling me it rains pretty much everywhere well enough to sustain a population?

But god hates Africa so we don't get rain?
#77 - shacmaster (08/20/2014) [-]
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User avatar #43 - awesomesaucy (08/20/2014) [-]
If we could have take all the extra fresh clean water that is so abundant in North America and sent it to desperate African countries, dont you think we would have ******* done it by this point in time? Or ten years ago. Or 20. Why arent you bitching about all the unused ice water's brought to tables at restaurants and never drank? ******* people. Always complaining about people not making positive change, then complaining when they do.
#42 - Jameshaich (08/20/2014) [-]
Oh, guess I should take 5 second showers and only drink water when i'm on the brink of death.

You use water to clean your car? WHAT A WASTE

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