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In Sochi, Russia, Donít Touch The Water
CBSlocal.Chicago ^ | February 4, 2014 | John Dodge

Posted on 02/04/2014 11:13:36 PM PST by Daffynition

Well in Sochi, Russia, you had better not TOUCH the water, either.

When Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair, who is covering the Winter Olympics for the newspaper, arrived at her hotel, she was informed that there was a problem with the water and it had been shut off.

Then hotel staff delivered an ominous warning: “Do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.”

Her tweet about the situation has gone viral.

My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014
Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) February 04, 2014

Water was eventually restored, but it came out of the tap in a less than appealing color. (See above.)

“On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like,” St. Clair tweeted.

“Also on the bright side: I just washed my face with Evian, like I’m a Kardashian or something.”

John Dodge, CBS Chicago


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports; Travel; Weird Stuff
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Heh.
1 posted on 02/04/2014 11:13:36 PM PST by Daffynition
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BYOW


2 posted on 02/04/2014 11:14:34 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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Another warning....don't flush


3 posted on 02/04/2014 11:16:22 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

I wonder how that looks like with the lights off...


4 posted on 02/04/2014 11:19:18 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Daffynition

Look like urine samples. Drop a penny in and see what happens. Hows Pooty-Poot gonna explain this?


5 posted on 02/04/2014 11:19:46 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Moose Burger

What lights?

Candlelight?


6 posted on 02/04/2014 11:21:44 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Do you mean, it’s already providing the lighting for the room? It’s worse than I thought...


7 posted on 02/04/2014 11:22:57 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: carriage_hill
Potato water


8 posted on 02/04/2014 11:23:41 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

</snort!>


9 posted on 02/04/2014 11:24:51 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Moose Burger
Pootie Poot has already declared himself the winner....and has the ring to prove it.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 11:25:58 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Maybe things are different there, but I once had occasion to flush a Soviet toilet. It went off like a rocket powered Martin Baker ejection seat. Something like 600 gallons of water blew through it in about 3 seconds.
It actually kinda scared me for a second. It felt like it might suck me right in.

Wish they sold those here instead of these low flow fixtures.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 12:31:48 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Daffynition

This is quite common in Russia where there are septic tanks. Personally, I prefer to take the risk and flush it, rather than just putting it in the wastebasket near by.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 1:13:13 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Daffynition


13 posted on 02/05/2014 1:26:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Daffynition

14 posted on 02/05/2014 1:29:57 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Daffynition

Looks like rusty pipes.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 1:32:27 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Daffynition

Is John-Boy actually holding excrement? Maybe it’s fossilized, that makes it worth money.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 1:33:28 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Cowboy Bob
This is quite common in Russia where there are septic tanks.

This is common everywhere there are septic tanks.

17 posted on 02/05/2014 2:57:48 AM PST by Tax-chick (Six more weeks of winter.)
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To: Daffynition

Re your post 3, that was the practice when I visited Russia in 1991 and 1993. By now you’d think that they would improved things. Guess not.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 4:06:42 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

Oops. That’s “would have.”


19 posted on 02/05/2014 4:08:49 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

On our trips out west, my wife and I have noticed increasing numbers of Russian tourists. I’ll bet the more the Russkies get outside their country and observe first world standards (more or less) in western countries, the more they’ll demand similar standards in their own country. At least I’m hoping, because I’d like to visit Russia some day.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 4:16:22 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Was in Puerto Rico a couple of times last year, and many “facilities” have signs to not flush toilet paper.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 4:19:07 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Daffynition

Well, I seem to remember that when Atlanta hosted the Olympics, visitors had to use port-a-potties. About the same thing.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 4:23:32 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Daffynition

Hey, it’s Russia comrade. Suck it up.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 5:25:23 AM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Daffynition

Proof that communism is best. /S


24 posted on 02/05/2014 5:39:15 AM PST by thebreeze756 (Live Free or Die. Death is not the worse of evils. Gen. John Stark)
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To: Daffynition
Sochi, the Mexico of Eur-Asia.
25 posted on 02/05/2014 6:34:15 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Tax-chick
This is common everywhere there are septic tanks.

Really?

My father's house went from a two seater out house, to in door plumbing and a septic tank in 1950.

The paper was always flushed and every 5-7 years a honey dipper came and cleaner the septic tank.

He was forced to go to a municipal water/sewage plan in the mid-eightys and forgo his free well water and septic tank system.

Every time he got a water/sewage bill, he bitched about the rotten gummint.

26 posted on 02/05/2014 7:01:12 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: USS Alaska

In Soviet Russia, Brown water drinks you!


27 posted on 02/05/2014 7:01:56 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: DesertRhino
Maybe things are different there, but I once had occasion to flush a Soviet toilet. It went off like a rocket powered Martin Baker ejection seat. Something like 600 gallons of water blew through it in about 3 seconds. It actually kinda scared me for a second. It felt like it might suck me right in.

"BA-WOOOOSH! Now that's a MAN'S flush."

28 posted on 02/05/2014 7:03:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tax-chick

This is quite common in all third world countries which is what Russia is. :-)


29 posted on 02/05/2014 8:09:32 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Daffynition

Hey, that looks like Roosian beer! Nasty!!


30 posted on 02/05/2014 8:29:25 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: OldPossum

31 posted on 02/05/2014 12:16:54 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: DesertRhino
Could be the middle east...


32 posted on 02/05/2014 12:17:58 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: metalurgist

33 posted on 02/05/2014 12:20:58 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: lee martell

It’s a very deep metaphor ..... potatoes = Vodka ;P


34 posted on 02/05/2014 12:22:31 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: DesertRhino
We'll have to wait for the summer 'lympics


35 posted on 02/05/2014 12:25:15 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: JoeProBono

36 posted on 02/05/2014 12:27:20 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Moose Burger
Based on what we know about the Japanese obsession with terlits......all Olympics should be in Japan


37 posted on 02/05/2014 12:31:23 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Some very simple questions (I went to public schools) - If you can’t touch the water:

- How do you take a shower / bath?
- How do you brush your teeth?
- What do they use to wash vegetables?
- What do they use to cook with?
- What’s the purpose of the water?

Curiouser in Texas.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 12:31:47 PM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: thebreeze756; JSteff

39 posted on 02/05/2014 12:33:57 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: jda

Melt snow? White snow.


40 posted on 02/05/2014 12:45:16 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition


41 posted on 02/05/2014 12:47:15 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Daffynition

I cannot believe that Putin let this happen. The hotels are not finished. I don’t know if they are new hotels or just extensively remodeled ,but they are still working on them as people are arriving. What a shame for the athletes.


42 posted on 02/05/2014 12:56:58 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

Dan Wetzel, from Yahoo Sports, posted a picture of light bulbs, with the invitation: ‘To anyone in Sochi: I am now in possession of three light bulbs. Will trade for a door handle. This offer is real.’


43 posted on 02/05/2014 1:54:30 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: JoeProBono

44 posted on 02/05/2014 1:57:09 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Re your post 31, now that looks really primitive. There is no doubt, though, that such structures exist in Russia. I never saw them because I was in cities all the time.


45 posted on 02/05/2014 2:26:19 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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