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Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by
accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.

Dihydrogen monoxide:

* is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of acid
rain
* contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
* may cause severe burns.
* contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
* accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
* may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of
automobile brakes.
* has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

Contamination Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions!

Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage in the midwest, and recently California.

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

* as an industrial solvent and coolant.
* in nuclear power plants.
* in the production of Styrofoam.
* as a fire retardant.
* in many forms of cruel animal research.
* in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains
contaminated by this chemical.
* as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!

The Horror Must Be Stopped!

The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distributionnetwork. Many store large quantities for later use.

It's Not Too Late!

Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this dangerous chemical. What you don't know can hurt you and others throughout the world.
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This text appears in many places (just type first line of text into Google) and some interpretation or opinion may be useful with your post. Some even consider it spam...
http://www.dhmo.org/spam/

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Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by
accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.

Dihydrogen monoxide:

* is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of acid
rain
* contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
* may cause severe burns.
* contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
* accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
* may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of
automobile brakes.
* has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

Contamination Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions!

Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage in the midwest, and recently California.

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

* as an industrial solvent and coolant.
* in nuclear power plants.
* in the production of Styrofoam.
* as a fire retardant.
* in many forms of cruel animal research.
* in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains
contaminated by this chemical.
* as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!

The Horror Must Be Stopped!

The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distributionnetwork. Many store large quantities for later use.

It's Not Too Late!

Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this dangerous chemical. What you don't know can hurt you and others throughout the world.
Oh dear, someone tried to post this to the PM petitions in England

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/dihymonoxide/
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Re: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

Ho ho. Let's laugh at the ignorance of other people and their inferior knowledge of chemistry. Nerd.

Of course, you know water doesn't conform to the definition of pollution...
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I'm going to have to get a 'whoop whoop' noise put on this thing.
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Ho ho. Let's laugh at the ignorance of other people and their inferior knowledge of chemistry. Nerd.

Of course, you know water doesn't conform to the definition of pollution...
Should I then laugh at your lack of knowledge of the English language?
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I think some people must have missed what the tag was at the top before they hit "reply"
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To whom are you referring , the OP or other ? Put it out there by all means, but at least make your target clear...

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Re: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

I'm really worried. I think I may have ingested some of this stuff at lunch time. Is there anything I can do? Does anyone know of an antidote? Someone told me that drinking a lot of alcohol would help get the DHMO out of my system, but how do I know that the alcohol itself isn't contaminated?

Please help!

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Blame Canada!
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Old 17.09.2007, 14:23
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Re: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

Ummm. . . . the whole thing has nothing to do with people and their inferior knowledge of chemistry. It really has more to do with the gullibility of people and how often things like this have been propagated due to the prevelance of people many times believing what they hear/read on the internet.

Like all the stupid email forwards out there, when in all actuality if someone would have taken about 5 seconds they could have found out the bullsh*t they are sending out to their friends is just that, bullsh*t.

And, I've always considered myself more of a geek than a nerd. Nerd, to me, has always implied some sort of inherent social ineptness coupled with being smart. Whereas I, on the other hand, am incredibly socially savey.



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Of course, you know water doesn't conform to the definition of pollution...
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I just think it is incredibly cruel posting this on a Monday morning. My IQ is generally operating at about 25% in the morning. Then slowly and painfully drags itself up to 50% later in the afternoon.
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Re: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

OK. I've read this so many times after being sent from people who think it is hilarious just because they 'get it'. Big deal. I studied Chemistry too, amongst other things, but I don't find it funny to laugh at other people's expense just because I know something they don't.

However, I do like the idea of lampooning public figures who jump on 'noble' causes for personal gain though, e.g. the petition.

So, peace and love...

What's wrong with my English, Richard?
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So, peace and love...

What's wrong with my English, Richard?
Just two things.
Nerd is a generally accepted term for someone who is technically/scientifically very competent but socially inept which of course would contradict your statement about their lack of knowledge of chemistry... And pollution is a word that means to make something impure so in fact water can and often is a pollutant when trying to produce pure chemicals such as ethanol

Anyway I agree with your peace and love and all that...
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Re: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

he he, that's kinda-funny.

well written enough to sound like the usual spin put on stuff that is actually harmful. i always found the best way to avoid problems with DMHO was add quinine, bubbles and gin....... and a twist of lime, just to kill any nasty bugs

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Re: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

The worst greenhouse gas is methane, so we should also open a petition that would ban people from farting. Or, permit only a certain amount of farts per day (precisely, allow people to "liberate" only a certain volume of gas).

People who fart a lot, would have to pay more taxes.

Police would be given a right to inspect people's farting habits and they would be equipped with devices called "sniffers" that would measure a persons output.

Thus we would get not only policemen with radars sitting behind bushes, but also policemen sniffing in parks and public places.

Actually, this post got very weird at this point, so I'll stop.
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he he, that's kinda-funny.

well written enough to sound like the usual spin put on stuff that is actually harmful. i always found the best way to avoid problems with DMHO was add quinine, bubbles and gin....... and a twist of lime, just to kill any nasty bugs

Yes, but that in itself is quite harmful in large quantities - the sufferer starts to have problems with balance, talks rubbish and develops an exaggerated affection for everyone in the vicinity.
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