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  1. Divorce Chicken

    Divorce Chicken I've got angst in my pants

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    :cIn California, Millions of ‘Shade Balls’ Combat a Nagging Drought

    Facing a long-term water crisis, officials concerned with preserving a reservoir in Los Angeles hatched a plan: They would combat four years of drought with 96 million plastic balls.
    On Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles arrived at the 175-acre Los Angeles Reservoir to release the final installment of the project: 20,000 small black orbs that would float atop the water.
    The scene resembled something found at a playground — “You turned the reservoir into the world’s largest ball pit? #bestmayorever,” wrote one supporter on the mayor’s Facebook page — but the initiative has serious implications for the city’s water supply.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/u...hade-balls-combat-a-nagging-drought.html?_r=1
     
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    So now the heat and sun will cause chemicals to emit off the balls and into the drinking water? Makes sense....................
     
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  3. Jayla

    Jayla It's not my circus, not my monkeys Gold

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    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo

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    "Gary, I read something in the paper. Book this guy Black Shady Balls. Let's see what he's up to."
     
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  7. Jayla

    Jayla It's not my circus, not my monkeys Gold

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  8. Jayla

    Jayla It's not my circus, not my monkeys Gold

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    I have to keep doing this. Ball pits are germ farms, but SO much fun.


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    wrong thread