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smokinpristiformis
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Posted 06/20/05 - 12:25 PM:
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Dihydrogen Monoxide, or Hydric Acid as it's commonly known, is one of the most common and most dangerous toxins on Earth, yet it is still legal. Not only have the right wing governments in the world legalised it, but the left wing have as well. While they are looking at profits thousands of people die from it each year.

The official Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division website is http://www.dhmo.org

Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the unstable radical Hydroxide, the components of which are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.
For more detailed information, including precautions, disposal procedures and storage requirements, refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (http://www.dhmo.org/msdsdhmo.html) for Dihydrogen Monoxide.

For an FAQ go here http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide
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Posted 06/20/05 - 3:55 PM:

What does it taste like? No - don't tell me!

Cheers, echeeky

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Posted 06/20/05 - 11:08 PM:

no disrespect intended - i honestly don't fully understand what this chemical is all about, or how it could be considered more dangerous than, say, used motor oil, or caffeine even?

the dhmo.org website has some pretty vague items listed as uses for DHMO, which don't really prompt me to feel one way or another about it. for example, the website says that DHMO is used in cult rituals, in abortion clinics, by scientologists, by software engineers etc. but does not explain how it is actually used. i don't feel i can comfortably make a judgement about it, which is why i voted no on whether it should be banned.

anything that can be conceived as a tool can become something dangerous in the wrong hands. the important question is whether the benefits outweigh the risks.

i'm curious to know - how does it create profit?

and - if i may ask, willem - what spurs you personally to support banning it?

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Posted 06/21/05 - 2:12 AM:

dear lib

i'm glad you can see through this farce without the chemical knowledge that would usually make people laugh at this

this is a classic example of how truth can be twisted around


dihydrogen monoxide
chemically written as H2O

aka water

it's a joke, really, but i thought you may like it as 'food for thought'

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Posted 06/21/05 - 4:36 AM:

Doh!!

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Posted 06/21/05 - 9:27 AM:

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Posted 06/21/05 - 11:07 AM:

don't worry... you guys are not by far the only ones who fell for this one smiling face
(a buddy of mine sais 70% of his class did)

the point for posting this was rather showing how easy it is to twist something around to serve some random purpose
how easy it is to demonise things

but libs saw right through it so i guess it now stands as proven that she's got a healthy, critical mind smiling face
(not that we needed proof)

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Posted 06/27/05 - 2:27 AM:

Dihydrogen Monoxide, or Hydric Acid as it's commonly known, is one of the most common and most dangerous toxins on Earth, yet it is still legal. Not only have the right wing governments in the world legalised it, but the left wing have as well. While they are looking at profits thousands of people die from it each year.


thousands may die (drowning) but not from alleged toxicity. this is a critical flaw in the assertion. other than that, i'm sold. where do i get it and how much do i need to hold the world to ransom?

"the unstable radical Hydroxide"... i love that bit.
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