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Florida DJs May Face Felony for April Fools' Water Joke Worse Than Rubio's
The Atlantic Wire.com ^ | 2APR2013 | Alexander Abad-Santos

Posted on 04/04/2013 7:49:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

Florida country radio morning-show hosts Val St. John and Scott Fish are currently serving indefinite suspensions and possibly worse over a successful April Fools' Day prank. They told their listeners that "dihydrogen monoxide" was coming out of the taps throughout the Fort Myers area. Dihydrogen monoxide is water.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: april; dihydrogenmonoxide; fools; water
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1 posted on 04/04/2013 7:49:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Serving suspensions....Ridiculous....

Their prank was absolutely harmless....and only proves "people ignorance".

2 posted on 04/04/2013 7:52:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Did you know that dihydrogen monoxide causes about 3,500 deaths per year, 20% of whom are children 14 and younger?


3 posted on 04/04/2013 7:54:05 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The two most common things in the universe: hydrogen gas and stupidity.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 7:54:23 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Major headline disconnect.

Last sentence of the article: officials with the local health department tell The Atlantic Wire that felony charges are not expected.

5 posted on 04/04/2013 7:54:45 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Jail time for the Truth Tellers!! More garlands and accolades for the lying thieving politicians!! There is something screwed up about this country.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 7:55:09 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Seriously, felony charges. There is something in the water in Fort Meyers, but I don't think it is just water. Might be some stupid pills.
7 posted on 04/04/2013 7:55:45 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: mvpel

Exposure to dihydrogen monoxide is 100% fatal—eventually.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 7:55:49 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: DManA

And what does Rubio have to do with it?


9 posted on 04/04/2013 7:56:43 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: mvpel

Growing vegetables are treated with this chemical during sprouting and growth (a practice which Congress refuses to regulate!) and, even when said produce is washed, retains easily-detectable traces of this chemical.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 7:58:53 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Madness.

In order to have a sense of humor, a certain level of intelligence is necessary.
Obviously, the country’s intelligence level is plunging rapidly.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 8:00:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

It must refer to his reaching for a water bottle during his rebuttal to the SUA.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 8:04:07 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

If only we could harness that overabundance of stupidity........oh, the Dumbocrat Party already did........


13 posted on 04/04/2013 8:04:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Good thing they didn't tell them their epidermis is showing they may have gotten 10 years. "Idiocracy" is here.
14 posted on 04/04/2013 8:06:49 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: DManA

That information was in an update to the original story and wasn’t posted until yesterday. The headline wasn’t changed to reflect it.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 8:09:57 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I'm so glad that the DJs did this. The radio station is run by idiots.

BTW, here is the video by Penn & Teller in which they get idiot environmentalists to sign petitions to ban water (dihydrogen monoxide).

16 posted on 04/04/2013 8:19:07 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: mvpel
Did you know that dihydrogen monoxide causes about 3,500 deaths per year, 20% of whom are children 14 and younger?

Ban it! Government studies! EPA regulations! Get some PhDs on this right this minute! This is terrible! This is awful! This is really really scarrrrrrry!

17 posted on 04/04/2013 8:21:31 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Well, I guess they must protect the stupid.
No better way than to jail someone for uttering a word or a phrase that the illiterate do not know.
Kinda like the storm over the use of the word “Niggardly”.
Since STUPID really is terminal, they must be protected at any cost. After all their votes are sometimes needed.
18 posted on 04/04/2013 8:21:46 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Standing Wolf
This is really really scarrrrrrry!


19 posted on 04/04/2013 8:22:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mvpel

The U.S. military, and especially the Navy, conduct a large number of weapons tests involving DHMO.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 8:26:41 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: kevkrom
The U.S. military, and especially the Navy, conduct a large number of weapons tests involving DHMO.

The Chinese have been torturing people with it for centuries.

21 posted on 04/04/2013 8:27:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Oxidane and hydroxylic acid are also very scary.
22 posted on 04/04/2013 8:28:41 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Dihydrogen monoxide is 1,000 times more dangerous than rifles. We need stricter control of dihydrogen monoxide!


23 posted on 04/04/2013 8:29:11 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Where's Orson Welles when we need him?

He'd be charged with involuntary manslaughter for his "War of the Worlds" radio show back in 1938. Just think how this would explode today with the internet and social media.

24 posted on 04/04/2013 8:32:04 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Sacajaweau

The difference between intelligence and stupidity is that intelligence has limits.


25 posted on 04/04/2013 8:40:09 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: CSM

The Army Corps of Engineers has been working to harness dihydrogen monoxide for weapons production for a century.


26 posted on 04/04/2013 8:40:40 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Beauty fades, dumb is forever!”

- Judge Judy


27 posted on 04/04/2013 8:43:27 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: ShadowAce

Everyone that has ever had a drink of water has eventually died.


28 posted on 04/04/2013 8:45:49 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
From the article:Oh well, back to discussing important stuff.
29 posted on 04/04/2013 8:47:40 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’ve been told that direct inhalation of dihydrogen monoxide for more than 15 minutes is fatal!


30 posted on 04/04/2013 8:53:05 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: WhiskeyX

What I am most concerned about is the massive amounts of dihydrogen monoxide that our country is using in power generation. What if it gets consumed by our children. I think it’s about time we found a clean source of energy.


31 posted on 04/04/2013 8:54:12 AM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Give me a break. Stupidity has no bounds.

The stupid folks are all pissy they got hoodwinked.


32 posted on 04/04/2013 8:54:50 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Jack Hydrazine

They would have been fired if they had said “niggardly”....and maybe HUNG.


33 posted on 04/04/2013 8:57:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: WhiskeyX

I think I just ingested some DHMO, someone help me......


34 posted on 04/04/2013 9:15:48 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Ann Archy

The chink in their armor has been discovered!


35 posted on 04/04/2013 9:17:35 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM
I think I just ingested some DHMO, someone help me......

If INHALED it can be fatal.
In its gaseous state, it can cause severe burns.
In its solid state, it creates dangerous accident hazards.

36 posted on 04/04/2013 9:23:18 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: mvpel

DHMO is an important industrial solvent, and is found in much greater than trace amounts in many foods and beverages, especially sugary carbonated drinks. DHMO is also used to fight fires and has agricultural applications.


37 posted on 04/04/2013 9:36:46 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: dfwgator

Once you start using it, you’ll die without it.


38 posted on 04/04/2013 9:39:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: kevkrom

Large quantities of DHMO can be detected in autopsies performed all over the world, every day.


39 posted on 04/04/2013 9:41:53 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Sacajaweau

I thought it was pretty funny as April Fool’s jokes go. Regulators take themselves way too seriously these days.


40 posted on 04/04/2013 10:06:33 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The only way I ingest it is to mix it with whiskey. Then is seems fine.


41 posted on 04/04/2013 10:32:13 AM PDT by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
DHMO is an important industrial solvent...

You beat me to it. DHMO is not water, folks.

42 posted on 04/04/2013 10:43:02 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: I want the USA back

Common sense ain’t so common anymore.


43 posted on 04/04/2013 10:44:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: azcap

44 posted on 04/04/2013 10:46:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CSM
The chink in their armor has been discovered!

Better keep DHMO out of the chinks (in the armor), it's been known to cause rust.

45 posted on 04/04/2013 11:00:38 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Reader comment: “Man. Floridas on a role. They’ll let Casey Anthony go, but they’ll charge 2 radio host with a felling. Hahaha.”

hahaha indeed


46 posted on 04/04/2013 11:09:54 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Petr Beckman in one of his books on nuclear power pointed out that the U.S. produces far more lethal doses of chlorine every year than plutonium. The environmentalists took him to heart. They wanted to effectively outlaw the production of chlorine in the U.S.

This idiotic notion actually got some traction among brain-dead Markey Democrats during the latter years of the feckless Clinton administration. Had such a ban passed, the economic consequences would have truly been catastrophic.


47 posted on 04/04/2013 11:12:43 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Ben Chad

Great point!!!


48 posted on 04/04/2013 11:16:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The joke here is that the Court would actually be dumb enough to press charges!
No one in Florida has Google to see what terrible fluid is running out the tap! Words of Forrest Gump!!!!!!!!!!!!!


49 posted on 04/04/2013 11:19:05 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Inhalation of DHMO causes about 10 deaths per day in the U.S. About two of these are children under 14.

And yet, the government does nothing about it.

50 posted on 04/04/2013 11:38:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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