Nature vs Snobs

September 6, 2011

Well… it seems a small community, that recorded CC&R’s with the county of San Diego calling for the exclusion of blacks, asians, latinos & jews when the project was originally developed, don’t want the Buena Vista Lagoon to continue its journey back to being what it is… er.. was… a salt water lagoon.

Why? They think the mud will smell bad.

Smell bad? Worse than when the lagoon gets millions of gallons of sewage leaked into it every few years? Really?

A natural, salt-water lagoon doesn’t smell bad… it smells natural. Your car smells bad.

Now the state is going to drop the restoration of the lagoon rather than deal with these elitist snobs.

I say we spend some time getting to know the folks down there. Perhaps hanging around and sharing our opinions with them. Hell, on any given day I smell much worse than a lagoon. Honest.

Here’s the article.

… and if you’re interested.. here’s the community’s web site.

… and here’s a map on how to get there.

Have a good day!

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Desalinization Plant

August 4, 2008

I’ve been too busy to write anything lately.. but I had to get this thought out there before I forgot it..

There is talk here of building a Desalinization Plant to give us water to drink… there are some issues with it.. environmental.. and the high cost… but.. my problem is more basic.

The county has turned down a few proposals to re-claim water, clean it.. and re-use it.. but the opponents call that “toilet to tap” .. which isn’t true.. but does it’s damage..

My problem?? well.. Those same people that don’t want the reclamation projects are for desalinization.

Why doesn’t that make sense??  Well that not-clean-enough-for-me water is sent to the ocean.. where the desalinization plant will suck it up and take the salt out.. and clean out any impurities..

So.. it just adds one extra step to putting the water into the tap.. if we just cleaned the damn water in the first place we’d have plenty… because no matter how much we talk about not having enough water.. people will still run their water for 5 minutes while they brush their teeth…