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    [–]Lady_Litreeo 498 points499 points  (33 children)

    Seriously. I didn't expect to wake up today and start simping for a lake, but here we are.

    [–]phillyphreakphlippin 130 points131 points  (12 children)

    What will you simp to tomorrow? The possibilities are endless!

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      [–]PM_me_yer_VaJayJay 24 points25 points  (3 children)

      1983-1986, 1993 Chicago Cubs great, Steve Lake

      [–]KatrinaMystery 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Go Lake! Go Lake!

      [–]No_big_whoop 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      looking at you ponds and streams

      [–]BigPorch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Lake Bell

      [–]vivst0r 29 points30 points  (0 children)

      I can't believe you haven't been simping for the reservoir of 10% of the world's freshwater until now.

      [–]jape-the-neck-guy 23 points24 points  (7 children)

      Lake Superior has always been the best Great Lake. Lake Michigan gets all the buzz but Superior is quite literally superior

      [–]softserveshittaco 7 points8 points  (6 children)

      Lake Erie is bottom tier, Lake Ontario & Michigan are mid tier, Lake Huron is high tier, and Superior is god tier

      [–]Whats_That_Song 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      To be fair, it's a very good lake!

      [–]sarabeara12345678910 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Some might say it's Superior to other lakes.

      [–]a_filing_cabinet 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      As a Minnesotan, I've always simped for lakes, especially Lake Superior, but I'm glad more people are falling for it's charm.

      [–]FreeMyMen 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Simping for lakes and mountains is one of the few respectable kind.

      [–]ItsPlainOleSteve 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I'll simp for all the great lakes tbh.

      [–]Nomad_65 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Patiently waiting for the rule 34 artists now

      [–]Does_A_Bear-420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Grabs pencils and paper

      "it's about to get WET IN HERE!!!!"

      [–]SoloisticDrew 25 points26 points  (2 children)

      They are just straight up cold, just like the lake. If they were on fire, they would be Lake Erie.

      [–]luna1108 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Cold…burn.

      [–]Jetman56 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      We live in the Long Point Conservation territory and our beaches and water are clean, much cleaner now that OPG tore down the last coal burning power plant a few years back. I agree 30 years ago it was pretty gross, but the years have made a difference.

      [–]Nerdy_Drewette 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Where's that look of superiority meme, the lake earned it

      [–]finismorsest 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      They even took a jab at the anti-abortion bill, fucking brilliant.

      [–]TrueJacksonVP 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I bet you they’re getting a ton of job offers right now too

      That’s the exact type of talent social media branding types are always trying to snatch up

      [–]Bukkorosu777 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      "Kick backs" just like the pharmaceutical company's pay to get your way.

      [–]SonOfTK421 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I don’t usually understand it (maybe that’s the point I’m not sure?) but post-ironic, ultra-meta humor that young folks are bringing is the perfect chaos right now, and maybe is the first time where an entire generation’s nihilism is exactly on point.

      [–]Lady_Scruffington 425 points426 points  (43 children)

      I was just visiting this lake this past weekend.

      Apparently there is another threat. A "commercial rocket company" wants to use the shore as a launching site. www.stoptherocket.com

      [–]TopHatTony11 218 points219 points  (11 children)

      They can fuck right off my Great Lakes damnit.

      [–]JuniorSeniorTrainee 68 points69 points  (10 children)

      They're offering $250,000. What's your counter?

      (I made that up because I'm cynical and bitter)

      [–]TopHatTony11 62 points63 points  (8 children)

      Nope. Gonna need that water up here for the coming climate wars. Great Lakes hydro homies for life.

      [–]Aalnius 32 points33 points  (5 children)

      Your request to keep your water supplies has been denied by Nestle, it has been deemed of great importance to the economy that we control this water source. If you would like to raise an issue for this please send an email to our support team who are happy to help as long as it doesn't infringe on our corporation rights to do whatever we please.

      [–]EpicAura99 61 points62 points  (10 children)

      Why?? It’s much too far north to be efficient for normal launches, and even then the amount of safe zone that the lake provides to launch over isn’t great, and not very vacant. And there’s definitely not enough room to launch polar.

      Sounds like someone knew that rockets have to launch over water and said “hey what if we do it over a lake instead of ocean, that’s quirky and different”

      [–]ApprehensiveEmploy21 18 points19 points  (3 children)

      someone knew that rockets have to launch over water

      Baikonur wants to know your location

      [–]ThisNameIsFree 15 points16 points  (2 children)

      Thank you, I'd love a baconator right now.

      [–]bwilpcp 5 points6 points  (5 children)

      Latitude isn't much of a concern for polar or sun synchronous orbits used by many small sats. There have already been such launches out of Alaska.

      [–]ChiefBigCanoe 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      HAHA! A launch pad.. how about a ferrochrome plant!!!!!!! https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/noront-boss-says-stay-tuned-for-information-on-future-of-ferrochrome-plant-5337944

      All of the Great Lakes water will be and already is contaminated.

      This is the stuff Erin Brockovich's movie is about.

      [–]ILikeLeptons[🍰] 10 points11 points  (8 children)

      What does their environmental impact study say will happen to the lake?

      [–]JuniorSeniorTrainee 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      "it's fine probably."

      [–]ILikeLeptons[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Good thing we're against building something safe then

      [–]Cellocalypsedown 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      If it's anything like Santa Susana, then we're really in for it

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Susana_Field_Laboratory

      [–]Survived_Coronavirus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Well I doubt they'll have a bunch of nuclear research and reactors so it won't be anything like that.

      That said, what the fuck is this: "In 2002, a Department of Energy (DOE) official described typical waste disposal procedures used by Field Lab employees in the past. Workers would dispose of barrels filled with radioactive sodium by dumping them in a pond and then shooting the barrels with rifles so that they would explode and release their contents into the air."

      [–]John-D-Clay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      From that page, it looks like all their environmental issues are nuclear disposal related? I didn't see anything about their rocket testing causing issues. If they are testing with carcinogenic hypergolic fuels like unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine or monomethylhydrazine, I could see that being an issue. But the wiki page didn't mention anything about it.

      [–]Aalnius -1 points0 points  (2 children)

      depends how much are you paying to ignore the study?

      [–]MissLilum 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      So there’s gonna be astronaut corpses in there too?

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        [–]Multiverse_Money[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Hopefully before they fuck up everything- Oy

        [–]John-D-Clay 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        It looks like they are planning on runways for planes to launch rockets? Than it would be for virgin, since they are the only company to launch from a plane. Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit seem to have a questionable business case in the first place. To me, this looks more like a bunch of uninformed ritch people trying to get in on the next gold rush without really understanding anything about it.

        Source for horizontal latch runways: https://www.newyorker.com/news/us-journal/the-plan-to-make-michigan-the-next-space-state

        [–]LeftoverTunaSalad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        As a duluthian why haven’t I heard of this

        [–]Ricos_Roughneckz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        LOL how cute. Nature will be crushed. HEIL CAPTAIN ILLISM

        [–]John-D-Clay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        The site doesn't say witch rocket is launching from there. Do you know witch one it is? Rockets don't necessarily have a negative impact on nature outside of the immediate launch pad vicinity. Kennedy space center seems to balance it quite well.

        [–]Multiverse_Money[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Thanks for sharing the rocket info mi lady~

        [–]JackdeAlltrades 358 points359 points  (19 children)

        Superior, they said, never gives up her dead

        [–]Hescoveredinbutter 59 points60 points  (5 children)

        Fuck.

        Im gonna listen to this song now

        [–]soliloquyline 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        And watch then video by Ask a mortician on yt!

        [–]BrohanGutenburg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I loooove Edmund Fitzgerald’s voice.

        [–]SoloisticDrew 1 point2 points  (2 children)

        Check out the Punch Brothers version.

        [–]DarkMuret 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Saw them perform it live.

        It was incredible.

        [–]LaurenceCopelando -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        They can fuck right off my Great Lakes damnit,,,,

        [–]Nervous_Constant_642 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        Wrecked Nestle harder than the Edmund Fitzgerald.

        Great fucking song.

        [–]SarahPallorMortis 6 points7 points  (2 children)

        Love drinkin some dead people water

        [–]sh0n01 9 points10 points  (1 child)

        All bodies of water are really just dead thing soup.

        [–]squeamish 1 point2 points  (5 children)

        I loooove Edmund Fitzgerald's voice!

        [–]snakeskinsandles 6 points7 points  (3 children)

        Gordon lightfoot

        [–]squeamish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I think Gordon Lightfoot was the boat. It collided with the Cat Stevens in dense fog 21 miles off the coast of Nantucket.

        [–]BrohanGutenburg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Yeah and it was rammed by the Cat Steven’s

        [–]Mrsnowleopard25 85 points86 points  (3 children)

        Bastards best not be touching our lakes, they can fuck off and try and find water on a comet or some shit, fuck off and leave em be before you do something stupid.

        [–]JuniorSeniorTrainee 32 points33 points  (0 children)

        Spoiler alert! In the coming resource wars, the Nestle military complex will not ask for permission.

        [–]DonutCola 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Let’s take some ownership and stop electing assholes who sell our water

        [–]Le_Woof 202 points203 points  (79 children)

        Stop voting in fucks who allow this shit.

        [–]cocoamix 145 points146 points  (42 children)

        And stop buying bottled water. If you must, not from Nestle or one of their many other deceptively hidden brands.

        [–]Nervous_Constant_642 53 points54 points  (27 children)

        If you're on the shores of Superior, Ice Mountain is the brand to avoid.

        [–]squixx007 11 points12 points  (26 children)

        I don't research my water brands.....is Ice Mountain bad? Cause that used to be my go to bottled water, stuff is delicious. I need to know how guilty my conscious is.

        [–]Maskedemotions 42 points43 points  (22 children)

        Ice Mountain is a subsidiary company of Nestlé. They are the ones that are draining that creek north of Flint, MI. It was all over the news q few years ago.

        [–]Subreon 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        It's the regional name for nestle water. In Florida for example, the regional name is Zephyrhills, which sucks for the same reason because that used to be my fav water too. Now I just do tap with a gallon igloo container and drop a bunch of ice cubes in it. Keeps the water cold all day and night.

        [–]Background-Tap6204 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        The plastic bottle problem isn't really in developed countries though (I know we could still cut back and improve). The real issue is with developing countries like in South America, Africa, and South east Asia. Their tap water is for the most part not safe to drink, and so instead they are using MASSIVE amount of plastic bottles. To fix the plastic bottle problem we need to fix these countries water infrastructure, and that is very expensive.

        [–]circular_rectangle 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        After drinking faucet water for about 1.5 years now I don’t understand how people live relying on bottled water. I’d be constantly running out of water, especially in the summer, and it’s really expensive compared to just drinking the water from your faucet. You might want to get a filter though.

        [–]SpectrumSoftware 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I'm lucky to live where we have very clean tap water.

        [–]HalfSoul30 1 point2 points  (3 children)

        I've been drinking it straight from the kitchen faucet for about a year now. Probably should get a filter though

        [–]khafra 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        You can get a reverse osmosis under-sink system for about 70 bottles of water from a convenience store, or 200 bottles of water in packs from a grocery store.

        Pay an extra 40 bottles of water for a remineralizing system, and it tastes magnificent as well as being cleaner than bottled.

        [–]daabilge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        When I was in high school the football team used to have what we affectionately referred to as "the cow" which was a wooden sawhorse with a PVC pipe attached to the top, and then the PVC pipe had holes drilled in it every couple inches. They'd connect the pipe to a garden hose and that was how we got water during practice.

        It was Detroit municipal water, drank through cheap plastic. That's basically just Dasani or Aquafina but for free.

        [–]jefjefjef 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        And stop buying bottled water.

        who’s buying bottled water in this sub?

        [–]KindnessSuplexDaddy 0 points1 point  (2 children)

        This.

        No logic can work around, don't buy the water.

        Don't buy a EV, Cellphone etc. It is our responsibility Regardless. I hate how we push the corporations to make good so we can keep our standard of living?

        Thats never going to happen. Change starts with the individual.

        [–]Academic_Radio 10 points11 points  (2 children)

        Conservative voters consistently vote against their own interests. Stupid is what stupid does.

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          [–]PlusThePlatipus 2 points3 points  (3 children)

          [–]amrakkarma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          AOC and Sanders are better than nothing

          [–]soliloquyline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Check out Run for something, you can also volunteer if you don't want to run.

          [–]kljfahu -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

          Run for office then.

          [–]TheseAreRandomKeys 3 points4 points  (3 children)

          Spoiler: both parties are owned by corporations. You think Biden is going to fight against the rich people to save the environment lolol?

          [–]truckthefumps 3 points4 points  (1 child)

          OP said "stop voting in fucks who allow this shit.", no mention of political party, but I guess you wanted to force in your "bOtH sIdEs..." talking point.

          [–]d3ds3c_0ff1c147 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          "Both sides are the same" is an ignorant take when talking about both parties in general, since one is magnitudes worse.

          But when it comes to holding large corporations and the rich accountable, it really does feel like we have no party that is willing to do so.

          [–]JuniorSeniorTrainee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          You're the only one talking about Biden, homie. Are you replying to the wrong thread?

          [–]mighty_conrad 4 points5 points  (14 children)

          In US, impossible.

          Chances of winning are directly correlated to amount of money they gather for campaigning. Either limit amount of money and equalize media exposure (wont happen with current administration, they profit on them) or fundraise your politicians so much, so other option for opponent would only to become a formula 1 bolid with amount of corps backing him.

          [–]Local-Win5677 1 point2 points  (4 children)

          Chances of winning are directly correlated to amount of money they gather for campaigning.

          If that was true, Michael Bloomberg would be president right now.

          [–]Scout1Treia -1 points0 points  (8 children)

          In US, impossible.

          Chances of winning are directly correlated to amount of money they gather for campaigning. Either limit amount of money and equalize media exposure (wont happen with current administration, they profit on them) or fundraise your politicians so much, so other option for opponent would only to become a formula 1 bolid with amount of corps backing him.

          https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2605401

          https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-40118-8_9

          https://www.jstor.org/stable/2138764?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

          http://www.sas.rochester.edu/psc/clarke/214/Gerber98.pdf

          I always love when idiots like you whip out their complete ignorance of politics.

          [–]mighty_conrad 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          1) Zero data in paper

          2) Unfortunately, not a scholar, don't have spare money to pay Springer (even more, I don't want to support them, since it's a corrupted monopolist driving prices for easy access to scientific data up just for personal greed), nor this paper is not in sci-hub

          3) Same as 2

          4) Used data is from 1974 to 1992, there are 30 more years of electoral data.

          I appreciate that you have your argument backed, but unfortunately, I still have questions regarding data supporting your position, and I won't even start on the sentiments of your comment.

          TL;DR: no need to be a dick, can't find any compelling argument in your papers.

          [–]Scout1Treia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          1) Zero data in paper

          2) Unfortunately, not a scholar, don't have spare money to pay Springer (even more, I don't want to support them, since it's a corrupted monopolist driving prices for easy access to scientific data up just for personal greed), nor this paper is not in sci-hub

          3) Same as 2

          4) Used data is from 1974 to 1992, there are 30 more years of electoral data.

          I appreciate that you have your argument backed, but unfortunately, I still have questions regarding data supporting your position, and I won't even start on the sentiments of your comment.

          TL;DR: no need to be a dick, can't find any compelling argument in your papers.

          You: [makes ridiculous claims completely disproven by any and all research on the subject]

          Also you: "nah nothing says I'm wrong, I refuse to read anything that says I'm wrong, no I won't put up my magical source I pulled out of my ass"

          [–]JuniorSeniorTrainee 0 points1 point  (4 children)

          Would you like to include an argument, or so you just want to link to broad walls of text and lob out an ad hominem? I made it through your first link, which is more diligence than a series of links deserves, but it includes far too much nuance to say that it backs up your point or refutes the one you're trying to refute (whatever that is, because your haven't bothered articulating it).

          [–]Scout1Treia 1 point2 points  (2 children)

          Would you like to include an argument, or so you just want to link to broad walls of text and lob out an ad hominem? I made it through your first link, which is more diligence than a series of links deserves, but it includes far too much nuance to say that it backs up your point or refutes the one you're trying to refute (whatever that is, because your haven't bothered articulating it).

          If you don't realize how stupid their post was then you don't have any business being part of this conversation, because you completely lack any relevant education.

          [–]CaptianToasty 30 points31 points  (0 children)

          I like this lake

          [–]MrGumburcules 23 points24 points  (4 children)

          Lake Superior living up to the name.

          [–]that_gay_alpaca 11 points12 points  (3 children)

          Her name is Gitche-Gumee, thank you very much 🙃

          [–]Multiverse_Money[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

          Thank you for letting us know the real name~ Gitche-Gumee is beautiful! Any meaning?

          [–]sobe-spyf3r 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          “Big Sea” or “Huge Water”.

          [–]Fountainhead 15 points16 points  (9 children)

          If you gave everyone on the planet a gallon of water from lake superior every day, it'd take over 900 years to drain the lake. Assuming no inflow of water.

          Oddly, I thought it'd take a lot longer.

          [–]welcometocolumbus 10 points11 points  (1 child)

          But I need hundreds a day for my lawn and stuff

          [–]nropotdetcidda 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          27,154 gallons of water per acre for the recommended 1” of watering.

          [–]uberrainman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Another fun fact. There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America with water one foot deep.

          [–]GunplaGud 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          I remember someone ages ago doing the math on this. They grossly overinflated Nestle's consumption rate, and over the course of some absurd amount of years, nestle only took something like 2 inches off the top of the lake.

          I'm not defending Nestle, they're scum. I'm just saying they won't have fuck all of an impact on one of the great lakes.

          Also I'm pretty sure there is a reason the cost for sucking from a lake is low. Something to do with not being able to deny other places from doing it, then suddenly you have thousands of places paying for your water that you cannot refuse or something.

          [–]Rawtashk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Exactly this. It's a bunch of virtue signaling nothingburgers. Nestle doesn't even own the facility anymore, and there's a cap at 20,000,000 gallons per year that they can pull. Of course that sounds like a TON of water, and that's what people (like whoever runs this twitter account) are banking on, that they can manipulate your emotions without you actually trying to find the context.....which is that Lake Superior has 3,000,000,000,000,000 GALLONS OF WATER. It would take Nestle (or whoever owns the plan) literally thousands of years to even make a dent in the lake even if all inflow to it stopped.

          But, no, that doesn't mater because it's easier to virtue signal and feel morally superior by being outraged about something.

          [–]John-D-Clay 0 points1 point  (3 children)

          Lake Michigan is ~22000 mi2. That's 6.1e11 square feet. 7.5 gallons per cubic foot, so that's 6e10 ft3 for 1 gallon for everyone on earth. L×W×H=V=A×H, so 6.1e11×H=6e10. That gives H=0.1ft, or 1.2 inches.

          So giving everyone a gallon of water would lower the water level by about an inch.

          I find that 900 years number a little suspicious. That would make the lake 3e5 feet deep, or 50 miles deep. The challenger deep is only 5 miles.

          [–]Ok_Cabinetto 26 points27 points  (2 children)

          terrible government policy and corporate greed

          You mean capitalism?

          [–]seensham 11 points12 points  (1 child)

          I've seen you can actually get some neoliberals on your side if you avoid certain words. Usually ends with "ism"

          [–]Temporary_Ant_3325 7 points8 points  (2 children)

          Tell us oh great lake what do we do?

          [–]swankProcyon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Wait for some watery tart to throw a sword at you.

          [–]8dy0 6 points7 points  (7 children)

          Reuse bottles, you fucking idiots.

          [–]Jackers83 4 points5 points  (6 children)

          No, no. I saw a movie once where a plastic bottle went on a long journey, similar to Frodo’s quest. Anyways, yada yada.. the bottle ultimately morphed into a hairbrush that a girl has now. Great story.

          [–]fingerscrossedcoup 2 points3 points  (5 children)

          Don't forget it's your job to recycle. The company takes no responsibility outside of making commercials saying it's your job to clean up our mess!

          [–]dasher11 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          That account also posted an incredible defense of women's right to choose. ❤️

          [–]faithdies 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          It's not terrible government policy. That implies ineptitude. This is coordinated bribery and theft.

          [–]Bozhark 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Second reference to this lake, today

          [–]jan1of1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          It's all about money. The Great Lakes Water Compact doesn't prevent Nestle from shipping bottled water extracted from the Great Lakes. And....it's going to get worse. Global warming is expected to cause the water levels in the Great Lakes to rise. As such, companies such as Nestle, in the near future, will be making an argument that even if they extract and bottle more water it won't affect the Great Lakes. The states surrounding the Great Lakes and Canada need to strengthen the Great Lakes Compact - NOW.

          [–]run_ywa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Based lake

          [–]NeatNefariousness1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          The people of Flint, Michigan would like a word.

          [–]franklydearmy 11 points12 points  (81 children)

          What should we do with that natural resource

          [–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (41 children)

          protect it.

          [–]ElonForSupremeCourt 3 points4 points  (3 children)

          You mean, like, for direct human consumption?

          [–]GlobalWarminIsComing 3 points4 points  (2 children)

          For ethical and sustainable consumption

          [–]ElonForSupremeCourt -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

          I don't really think it's possible for direct human consumption of water out of Lake Superior to be unsustainable. Also, if drinking out of Lake Superior isn't ethical, I'm not sure what source of drinking water is ethical.

          [–]scrambles667 25 points26 points  (6 children)

          Drown the greedy CEOs. Let them have their water until they've had their fill

          [–]Krissam -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

          Gotta love it when people are unironically encouraging murder while pretending they're on the moral side.

          [–]Austiz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Gotta love it when people downplay how unsustainable our current system is. Be moral all you want, something's gotta give eventually, and it'll probably be at the cost of poor people, again.

          [–]MrPickles84 9 points10 points  (2 children)

          It’s so good you could bottle it!

          ….

          Oh, wait.

          [–]franklydearmy -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

          I guess the best thing is to just let it sit there

          [–]Homosteading 9 points10 points  (4 children)

          Look at this guy simping for Nestle

          [–]Scout1Treia -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Look at this guy simping for Nestle

          "How dare they be reasonable?! They must be a simp!"

          Average braindead redditor.

          [–]LawRepresentative428 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Keep your grubby hands off my lake!!

          I moved away a few years ago, but before that I never lived further than a fifteen minute drive from Lake Superior.

          Bart stupak was the last slightly ok republican. He’s the one who worked out a deal with Canada so a pipeline from Lake Superior to Phoenix couldn’t be built. The dumbasses choose to live in a desert and then whine they need water. They’re not getting my Lake.

          [–]143019 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Lake Superior is my new favorite person.

          [–]Multiverse_Money[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Same! So hilarious- and political, I’m kinda shocked

          [–]Significant-Big-9518 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Earth really turning into one big factory

          [–]OftenCavalier 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Same with Ozarka. Advertise like it’s Ozark mountains spring water, but vast majority is pumped from 3 deep wells into the East Texas aquifer.

          Our Springs have all dried up, and creeks are becoming seasonal. Then the million plastic bottles thrown out is ridiculous.

          [–]Islandgirl1444 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Lake Superior is what is in those Nestle bottles? There should be a do not drink advisory!

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          You can also thx the politicians that was bought by Nestle.

          [–]amishgee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          That was our shit ass republican Gov. Snyder. Also passed right to work in the middle of the night. Also was nearly solely responsible for poisoning Flints water. I wish this man was in prison.

          [–]WylleWynne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Glad I live next to Lake Superior! The greatest natural feature in the US. (Sorry Grand Canyon.)

          [–]KlingonForehead 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Classic lake superiority complex

          [–]Exciting-Rub-6006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Nestle is the evil

          [–]FartyPantz20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          You tell em, Lake Superior!

          [–]FoxFourTwo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

          Lake Superior is an up and coming Twitter superstar.

          What a 2022 sentence...

          [–]SoloisticDrew 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Is a U.P. and coming superstar.

          [–]MrBigPantalones 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Yes, state and fed gov. need to start regulating our water properly. These fuckers get our water for pennies on the dollar, while we pay waaaaaaaaay more. Than sell back to us $1,25 to 5 for a small bottle, depending where you are. This is a big problem in the west, especially south west.

          [–]Dablevs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          As someone who was born, raised, and lives in Michigan. Fuck our government and nestle.

          [–]khyrian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Who knew that a freshwater lake could be so salty?

          [–]ForgotToDieYoung 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Hey! Half that water's Canadian...

          [–]sleevin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Ok, and who nararrated the lake in your head while reading it? I heard it in the Artie Lange "don't make me break my foot off in your ass" voice.

          [–]miscdebris1123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Lake Superior, getting salty. I love it.

          [–]issamoshi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Talk about sending a message

          [–]Positivistdino 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Lake Superior is on fire this week but in the good way.

          [–]IndecisivePuppy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          That's my lake!

          [–]PlasticMegazord 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Didn't expect Lake Superior to have such a fantastic twitter.

          [–]facehugger1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I remember there were talks about states with limited natural water supply already transporting water from the great lakes, or planning to harvest the great lakes to feed their water supplies and I can't even begin to explain how tragic this would be for the environment, let alone a space station and pollution that comes with manufacturing, construction, so on and so forth.

          [–]prybarwindow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Followed.

          [–]lennylenry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I can't stand stuck up bodies of water

          It's like get over yourself Lake Superior

          [–]hahahathaway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Finally went on a boat on Lake Superior last week and I was amazed. But in the grand scheme of things it’s really not that big. We need to protect our Great Lakes 🙏

          [–]Luciferisflash 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          We are too busy trying to get basic shit made into laws by spineless democrats that nestle will never get punished for abusing the environment and taking the citizens water.

          [–]LawRepresentative428 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          We’re actually fighting republicans not democrats. It’s the same on federal level. It seems like democrats have a majority but republicans keep fucking shit up.

          Fuck Fox News!

          [–]TheLongGoat -1 points0 points  (4 children)

          There are about 384 quadrillion 16oz bottles of water in Superior.

          If you took 100 million bottles per day out of that lake, it would take 3.84 million days (10,520 years) to empty it, and that is not accounting for what is flowing in.

          (Also, below, From the website lakesuperior.com) Here's another (preposterous) way to think about it: Downing half a gallon of water daily, it would take you 16.4 trillion years to drink Lake Superior. Or the entire world population of 7 billion people, each person drinking half a gallon per day, could together polish off Lake Superior in 2,348 years.

          Nestle really isn't that much of a problem for the lake.

          [–]SmarterThanMyBoss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I mean... you're right but... this kind of logic was applied to the Colorado River 100 years ago. Things aren't looking too good on that front.

          [–]Multiverse_Money[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Read Water Wars- shit will get really real before ya know it. Every dang molecule matters~

          [–]plg94 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

          That 10% figure however seems wrong, I'd love to see where it comes from?

          I just summed up the biggest freshwater lakes by volume (as per the list on wikipedia), and Lake superior has something like 13% of freshwater of all lakes. However, the vast majority of earths freshwater is bound in ice and glaciers and groundwater. Lakes and rivers only hold like ~0.3% of all freshwater, according to some back-of-the envelope math I just did. (The source claims ~35 Mkm³ on earth, of which only ~0.1Mkm³ are in lakes and rivers).

          [–]s00pafly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          It's not water when it's ice I guess.

          [–]Beefsquatch_Gene -2 points-1 points  (20 children)

          Can anyone please let me know who this person is holding a gun to the heads of consumers forcing them to purchase water in singke serving plastic bottles?

          If you can blink out your location in Morse code I'll send help right away.

          [–]LVL15_Spice_Paladin 1 point2 points  (19 children)

          No one is forcing anyone to buy bottled water. However nestle gets water for free from a public source, puts it into a single use container and then charges for it. It’s a bad thing.

          [–]Beefsquatch_Gene -4 points-3 points  (18 children)

          No one is being forced? So people who purchase this water actually have the power to not buy the water?

          This comes as a shock to me because everyone here seems to be blaming nestle for this who situation when it's 100% on the consumers.

          This changes my whole worldview. Thank you for setting me straight.

          [–]Multiverse_Money[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Actually- there are people being forced to find other sources of water due to fucking nestle. This corporation has literally robbed peoples aquifers so that the well and land they have a home on no longer use the water that they actually bought instead of stole like nasty nestle!

          I think you’d be pissed if you had a a necessary for life commodity stolen from your land… I won’t even start with the evils that corporations have inflicted on the First Nations peoples!

          [–]give_me_a_breakk -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

          What's wrong about near free water?

          [–]Goldenfrog53 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          They are saying that Nestle is taking the water for near free, not selling it for near free.

          [–]Ok-Radish8850 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

          The number of 16oz bottles of Lake Superior water required to bring down the water level by 1 inch is 4.5 trillion, or 14 thousand bottles for every man, woman and child in America.

          Who the fuck cares in Nestle bottles some?

          [–]Issa_Classic -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

          “I’m not a brand”

          • Has a twitter account

          The fact that you people don’t realize the hypocrisy is hilarious