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Collecting rainwater now illegal?

Collecting rainwater now illegal?
(NaturalNews) Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else. As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from "diverting" water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use. "Utah's the second driest state in the nation. Related:  Eco Lifestyle

Kammok tarp collects rainwater for drinking Hammok manufacturer Kammok is working to bring an innovative new tarp to market. Not only does the tarp provide shelter from the rain, it funnels that rain into a gutter system and bottles it, providing a hassle-free way of procuring clean drinking water. View all Unlike other sources of water common in the wild, rainwater is inherently clean and a good option for refilling a water bottle, especially if you don't have a water purification system on hand. However, collecting water with narrow-mouthed bottles or hydration bladders can be difficult and ineffective. The Glider seeks to make rainwater collection easier with a dual-function design. The amount of water that the Glider system will collect obviously depends upon how much rain is falling. Another interesting feature of the Glider is that it's made from a new Cordura-based "Amphibiskin" fabric that includes both waterproofing and heat reflective coating. Source: Kickstarter, Kammock Share

Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Roundup Herbicide Contaminating Water Supply Anthony GucciardiActivist Post New research has confirmed what myself and other health-conscious individuals have been saying about Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup — the carcinogenic chemical it contains known as glyphosate has been found to be contaminating the groundwater in areas where it is being applied. What does this mean? The explosive study that confirmed the contamination effect of Monsanto’s Roundup was published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last month, in which researchers discovered that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain were actually above the limit of quantification. This means that glyphosate was actually not breaking down rapidly, despite Monsanto’s claims that the chemical would do so. It is also important to note that due to its resistance to biodegradability, glyphosate may be lurking in nature for a very long time. Glyphosate is carcinogenic, genotoxicity, neurotoxicty, hepatoxicity, and nephrotoxicity. Explore More:

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords | Politics and Law The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed. If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused. "I've certainly seen them ask for passwords," said one Internet industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We push back." A second person who has worked at a large Silicon Valley company confirmed that it received legal requests from the federal government for stored passwords. "This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?"

Build a Rainwater Collection System Ten years ago, I acquired two 55-gallon plastic drums to store an emergency supply of water for the impending Y2K disaster occurring at the stroke of midnight 2000. Of course, I became suspicious when the plane I was flying on did not fall out of the sky on 9/9/99 and my trusty Honda still ran like a charm well past January 1, 2000. Being the positive person that I am, I was grateful to acquire several storage containers of personal hygiene items, first aid supplies and all kinds of camping paraphenia that I still use. So what if Y2K was the biggest con ever-perpetuated on mankind? As an avid vegetable and flower gardener, I’ve been hearing about the importance of using a system of collecting rainwater runoff from roofs. Containers can be easily found on Craigslist by searching for “rain barrels” or a local feed store for a going rate of $10 to $15. I decided to work with the container that had no top, which made it easier to assemble parts from the inside out. Like this: Like Loading...

An Invisible Barn, Made With Low-Tech Trickery | Design NYC architecture firm stpmj came up with the idea to cover a barn in mylar. Can you see it? stpmj The designers created the Invisible Barn concept for the Architecture League's Folly Competition, which asks designers to come up with a building that's just for show. image: stpmj The designers created the Invisible Barn concept for the Architecture League's Folly Competition, which asks designers to come up with a building that's just for show. image: stpmj In the conceptual project, stpmj covered wood studs in mylar to create the mirrored effect. Though it's not actually a reality (yet), the idea is to blend the barn into its surroundings. By reflecting the woods around the barn, the focus is shifted from the built structure to nature. Cut-outs in the wood create floating windows, which is a totally trippy effect. If you’re looking to hide a barn in plain sight, here’s a fool-proof way to go about: cover it in mylar. Cut outs would allow the viewer to look at their surroundings.

Dew Collection for Survival Water Besides air, water is of primary importance if you hope to stay alive longer than a few days in a survival situation. And if you’re stuck in a place where your source of water becomes polluted and you have no filter available there is still a way to get distilled, potable water — and that is through dew. Collecting dew is a rather simple process, however there are a few guidelines that need to be followed if you plan on using this method: Guidelines for Collecting Dew Do not collect dew in these circumstances: On or near poisonous plantsOn plants or objects that are chemically treated or sprayedIn areas where obvious animal defecation has taken placeNear roadsides How to Collect Dew Dew collection requires only three steps: Step 1: Find an area with a good amount of dew The best time to gather dew is in the early morning before the sun has touched your collection area. Step 2: Wipe up the dew with an absorbent material Step 3: Wring out the dew Dew Collections Yields and Filtering

Nestle's Wet Dream: They Mark Up Water 53 MILLION Percent | The directors of Nestle must be breathing a sigh of relief as the world targets Monsanto with a barrage of negative publicity, global protests, and grassroots campaigns. While we’re all distracted by Monsanto’s GMO corruption of the food supply, Nestle is taking steps to profit off of the natural world with patents on breast milk and medicinal plants, and the privatization of water,and giving the seed company a run for the title of The Most Evil Corporation in the World. Between corporate demons like Nestle and Monsanto, the very right to life itself is becoming a commodity with a price tag as access to food and water become a privilege only available to those who have the means to pay for it. The potential death toll would be astonishing. Is that the point? Monsanto and Nestle are firmly on the same team - Nestle donated over $1 million to the campaign against GMO labeling in California and their CEO has claimed that in 15 years of consumption, no one was every harmed by eating GMOs.

How Protecting Your Privacy Could Make You the Bad Guy | Wired Opinion photo: Arm / Flickr There’s a funny catch-22 when it comes to privacy best practices. The very techniques that experts recommend to protect your privacy from government and commercial tracking could be at odds with the antiquated, vague Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). A number of researchers (including me) recently joined an amicus brief (filed by Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society in the “Weev” case), arguing how security and privacy researchers are put at risk by this law. However, I’d also like to make the case here that the CFAA is bad privacy policy for consumers, too. The crux of a CFAA violation hinges on whether or not an action allows a user to gain “access without authorization” or “exceed authorized access” to a computer. The Conveniences and Perils of Cookies By the latest count, users encounter 351 different third-party trackers when visiting popular sites like the Huffington Post, according to a recent study. Beware Agent User And VPNs Too

Rainwater Collection Systems Earth Star Primal Habitat Creating A Simple And Inexpensive Rain Water Collection System | The Farm - Old World Garden Farms Our barn’s metal roof is our supply of water for the entire farm Visitors to the farm are usually surprised to learn that we water the entire garden and landscape with reclaimed rain water. Our system, which collects and stores rainwater from our barn’s metal roof, provides 100% of our annual watering needs. We spent the past week hooking our tanks back up from winter storage – and within 24 hours - we had just over 150 gallons stored from a single rain. It gives us access to free water, and with our two plastic tote tanks, can collect as much as 550 gallons from a single downpour. How it works: Through a simple in-line diverter – the rainwater is carried to our main capture tank The system collects rain water from a simple adapter made to fit our existing barn’s gutter. The front downspout (not used currently), runs down and out to the field for normal drainage. This is from one single rain last week – about 125 gallons Here is a look at the system’s components and cost: Happy Gardening!!

New Invention Makes Ocean Water Drinkable Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism July 2, 2013 Chemists with the University of Texas and the University of Marburg have devised a method of using a small electrical field that will remove the salt from seawater. Incredibly this technique requires little more than a store-bought battery. Called electrochemically mediated seawater desalination (EMSD) this technique has improved upon the current water desalination method. Richard Cooks, chemistry professor at the University of Austin said : “The availability of water for drinking and crop irrigation is one of the most basic requirements for maintaining and improving human health.” Cooks continued: “Seawater desalination is one way to address this need, but most current methods for desalinating water rely on expensive and easily contaminated membranes. Kyle Krust, lead author of the study said: “We’ve made comparable performance improvements while developing other applications based on the formation of an ion depletion zone.

Cop Assaults Woman in FRONT OF JUDGE, Then Arrests Her How to Build a Rainwater Collection System: 9 steps Steps Method 1 of 4: Getting Rain Barrel Supplies 1Obtain one or more water storage barrels. You can buy a water storage barrel online, but it's cheaper to get a used one from a company that uses large barrels to store food and other merchandise (just be sure to clean it thoroughly with soapy water). A rain barrel can also be made from a large plastic trash can. Get a barrel that will hold 30 to 55 gallons of water. 2Get additional supplies to turn the barrels into a water collection system. Method 2 of 4: Building a Rain Barrel Platform 1Level an area right next to your downspout. 3Stack concrete blocks on top of the pea gravel. Method 3 of 4: Adding the Spigot and Overflow Valve 1Drill a spigot hole in the side of your barrel. 4Make an overflow valve. Method 4 of 4: Assembling the Collection System 1Connect the downspout elbow to the downspout. 4Connect the additional barrels. Tips Ad Warnings Sources and Citations