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Study: (didn't look it up)
Article body: Between 10 and 14 samples came back negative for fecal coliforms and total coliforms (typical test)
Article Title: No harmful bacteria
You: Not a problem
That quality decay is typical - and as usual, we could explain away the study-body-title decay with stupid money-grabbing non-researching quasi-trained semi-professional sheeple-attention-grabbing "journalists".
This doesn't explain the leap of faith to "No problem", though. Nowhere ever is stated that "The Government" said "That corpse wasn't a problem". That's simply crappy reporting, exaggeration, attention grabbing on from you. I am a bit disappointed, I held you to a higher standard.
Furthermore, the article states:
It's likely there was sufficient chlorine in the tank to destroy any bacteria that might have otherwise been present. and Another series of tests will be conducted before health officials will approve the hotel's water supply for drinking, he said.
You must be one of those big government liberals I'm always hearing about on Fox News.
I guarantee you when the zombie apocalypse comes the government will tell us to 'stay home' and put 'plastic over the windows' and 'everything is under control' right up until the point you and your friends are alone in a warehouse fending off hoards of zombies with a shotgun and a chainsaw.
At that point you'll turn to the busty dark haired beauty in the tattered tanktop who is at your side and say, "OMG, MehGerbil was right!", and she'll say, "Kiss me you hansome devil", and you'll lean in for the kiss but she'll bite your neck because she's a zombie now - and I'll be like RFLOL.
If a child poops in the local swimming pool the entire pool has to be emptied of occupants but if you put a freakin' corpse in a hotel water supply for two weeks there isn't a problem - according to the tests.
Well I'm not really all that big on govvamint either but I might agree with them somewhat here.
If you were a floater in a water tank, I'd be happier to drink the water than if you dropped a floater in it.
According to the government teh small amounts of chlorine in the drinking water killed off all the bad bacteria whereas the eye-redding levels of chlorine in the local swimming pool doesn't quite cut it.
Entire corpse rotting in a tank of drinking water for two weeks: No problemo.
Toddler poops his diaper on the other end of the pool: Run for your life.
When the Columbia was still in orbit, NASA on the ground had a pretty good idea that the reentry would end in catastrophe. They chose to keep them in the dark. They didn't want a small crew on a small ship to panic. If that calmness was worth keeping them in the dark, do you think the government would do everything they could to keep the public from panicking (unless it fits their agenda).
<layer>If a child poops in the local swimming pool the entire pool has to be emptied of occupants but if you put a freakin' corpse in a hotel water supply for two weeks there isn't a problem - according to the tests.
That is an over simplification of both of those situations.
You must understand that this new crap has been developed to occupy managers with no software developement background. There is a new class rising, the MBA class, they have invented SCRUM just to mix with developers and take advantage of them.