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    checking yalls local beach water quality

    well over the last year ive noticed days in my area,which were more nasty then ive ever seen my whole life. so ended up looking on this website and found out that the local beach is going to **** 33% increase of ecoli... the information is here, you know your local governments wont let it out for the areas that have high tourism i was always under the impression that our water was top notch and is for the most part i would say.

    http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandblasters View Post
    well over the last year ive noticed days in my area,which were more nasty then ive ever seen my whole life. so ended up looking on this website and found out that the local beach is going to **** 33% increase of ecoli... the information is here, you know your local governments wont let it out for the areas that have high tourism i was always under the impression that our water was top notch and is for the most part i would say.

    http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/
    America's waters (oceans) are not ok.
    They're the furthest fuggin thing from ok (to paraphrase a Tarantino line).

    They're a damn nightmare of eColi, staph, MRSA & freak show plagues that your local MD ain't gonna have a clue as to how to treat.

    What's worse is that the beach cities keep this stuff hush-hush. Their goal is to keep the turistas flocking in, spending money, generating retail sales taxes for the local guv to keep the local people employed over those long no-turista winters.

    50% of California's beaches are closed due to toxic pollution after any rainfall. And this is a first-world country...?
    Hawaii has a long track record of being unable to process its own human waste. So, what do they do? Flush it straight into the ocean, unprocessed, untreated. People take home staph infections along with the aloha spirit.

    Here's the hook: these tourism-based local economies know full well that all these visitors who have been sickened by dipping in their waters are never going to put 2 & 2 together and link up, join forces, demand that the money be spent on making sure the toxicity stops.

    Nope. Those local municipalities are going to spend that money on inflated govt salaries & grotesque govt pensions, instead of doing what's right.

    Ain't no conspiracy theory. It's reality, borne out by the increasing numbers of people faling ill after swimming in ocean water off American coastlines.

    Follow the money...

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    It's interesting to note that a few threads are about the beach restoration projects in Sandbridge Virginia and that the most recent water quality sample is from 2012..... before the restoration project.

    Hate to flag the hippie flag; but get with your local surfrider chapter and see about water testing your own local breaks. To much bad crap in the Oceans that does not go reported until someone gets sick. I would hate to imagine what happened in the Gulf coast by un-biased reports on the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post

    Nope. Those local municipalities are going to spend that money on inflated govt salaries & grotesque govt pensions, instead of doing what's right.
    Follow the money...
    And let's not forget the mayor and city council turning over taxpayers' money to developers (who financed their elections & reelections) to fund highly questionable, private projects that benefit no one but themselves. All this when the city does not have enough money to adequately pay its school teachers. In VB, shaking down tourists for their revenue and paying off developers comes first.

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    While I agree that it is sad how many beaches have ecoli and staph issues, I don't really like that site from the OP. It has a star ranking system based entirely on their own standards, and has little to do with actual issues. My local beach hasn't had any samples come back higher than the national standard in 3 years, yet it is only a 3 star beach by their system. If the water has been relatively clean every time it is sampled, that matters to me more than anything else. I thought this site actually gave data from the tests performed, because that is what I would really like to see.

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    Sometimes I feel like you guys are a bunch of soccer moms. You hate drugs, love talking politics, and are terrified of everything.

    I mean, surfrider is already in place, they already get my $45 (or whatever) a year. What else do ya want from me? Surfing makes me happy. If I get eaten by a shark, fine, chalk it up to the food chain. If I grow another head out there, fine, chalk it up to Darwin. Two heads are better than one. Try not to loose too much sleep over it.

    Peace and chicken grease.

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    I once made the mistake of surfing next to Rudee inlet after a squall. Never again

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    While I agree that it is sad how many beaches have ecoli and staph issues, I don't really like that site from the OP. It has a star ranking system based entirely on their own standards, and has little to do with actual issues. My local beach hasn't had any samples come back higher than the national standard in 3 years, yet it is only a 3 star beach by their system. If the water has been relatively clean every time it is sampled, that matters to me more than anything else. I thought this site actually gave data from the tests performed, because that is what I would really like to see.
    Don't be upset your beach is ranked so low. It must be a conspiracy. They are lying about the tests. Somehow I knew you would question findings when they point out your beach is a crap hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    America's waters (oceans) are not ok.
    They're the furthest fuggin thing from ok (to paraphrase a Tarantino line).

    They're a damn nightmare of eColi, staph, MRSA & freak show plagues that your local MD ain't gonna have a clue as to how to treat.

    What's worse is that the beach cities keep this stuff hush-hush. Their goal is to keep the turistas flocking in, spending money, generating retail sales taxes for the local guv to keep the local people employed over those long no-turista winters.

    50% of California's beaches are closed due to toxic pollution after any rainfall. And this is a first-world country...?
    Hawaii has a long track record of being unable to process its own human waste. So, what do they do? Flush it straight into the ocean, unprocessed, untreated. People take home staph infections along with the aloha spirit.

    Here's the hook: these tourism-based local economies know full well that all these visitors who have been sickened by dipping in their waters are never going to put 2 & 2 together and link up, join forces, demand that the money be spent on making sure the toxicity stops.

    Nope. Those local municipalities are going to spend that money on inflated govt salaries & grotesque govt pensions, instead of doing what's right.

    Ain't no conspiracy theory. It's reality, borne out by the increasing numbers of people faling ill after swimming in ocean water off American coastlines.

    Follow the money...
    Are you talking with Archy now? Sounds like all conspiracy. I thought brewman would question many of your points here and ask for facts and links to websites supporting these opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrels4liam View Post
    Don't be upset your beach is ranked so low. It must be a conspiracy. They are lying about the tests. Somehow I knew you would question findings when they point out your beach is a crap hole.
    Nice ignorant reply. Did you even read what I wrote? Did you even visit the site? Water quality reports are not a conspiracy. When beaches that fail 20% of the tests rank the same as beaches that never fail, I would say the ranking system is flawed. I would like to see actual data, not just the rankings.