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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/01/12 07:33:55AM
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Swimming Pools


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Angel, WVa is probably my favorite state in the US. TheMonongahelariver is so beautiful. Did you ever raft the upper Yough? Go to Dolly Sods? or Seneca Rocks? Allmajesticplaces. I spent 2 weeks camping and working with environmentalists out there. We took water measurements, built trails, fixed Mountain Lion refuge cages, and learned about coal mining and it's effects. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Yeah, I've heard of places using ash mixed with salt. I couldn't see how ash would work. Cider is pretty much another form of graphite. And if you ever worked with it and gotten it on your hands, you'd notice that graphite is alubricant.

The problem with salt is that itdissociatesinto Sodium and Chlorine gas in water. Chlorine gas is toxic. In the presence of water, the 2 elements will not combine. So as long as there's water in the soil, you've got a toxic gas in there too. The gas will get absorbed by any living things, and will in essence kill it. What little water there is, has more salt in it that the cells of living things around it. The water from the cells is pulled out and the plant withers and dies.

Road ice is not NaCl, but it works on the same pinciple. It's still a salt, and still breaks apart in the same way

Angel Frye said:

The salt runoff is a concern of mine, too, since we lived in the Allegheny mountains in WV, for several years. The amount of salt used in Morgantown in one winter.. sheesh. We actually ran out and the city was begging for supplies from several states away and no respite until the weather broke naturally. It was bad. But right in the valley there is the Monongahela River. Those poor fish.

The next winter, because we didn't know how bad it'd be the mix was mostly cinders with a little bit of salt. The number of black ice related wrecks rose significantly. Dangerous stuff. Lesson learned: cinders don't work any where near as well as salt.

Salt kills a lot of the nutrients in soil, doesn't it? I wonder how long it would take to naturally de-salinize(?) regions which had lands where too much salt had been used.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/01/12 01:05:12AM
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Swimming Pools


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Don't quote me on that one, yet. It's just my hypothesis. I'd have to do more research into it. I'm still trying to figure out the effects of using salt to melt the ice the past 2 winters. In Philadelphia, we had few but HUGE snow falls in 2010 and 11. And there must have been enormous amounts of salt used to melt it. And it melted really fast. That salt had to go somewhere. The info is just not out there. I guess no one is asking the same questions.

But I'm sure the research has been about there about pools.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/01/12 12:56:51AM
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Swimming Pools


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I could find out about the salt water pools, but if I were to guess... Water that get poured out of pools, go into storm drains. Storm drains do not get sent to water treatment plants. They tend to just get emptied into rivers and streams. If you pour chlorine into a stream it isn't great, but the little amount of chlorine concentration to water won't do nearly as much damage to the fresh water ecosystem as would pouring hundreds of thousands of gallons or even millions of gallons of salt water into a fresh water ecosystem.


updated by @baba-fats: 07/13/15 02:28:53AM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/01/12 12:51:51AM
2,730 posts

Swimming Pools


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Mama, neither do I, but for different reasons. I don't like being weightless. Makes me nauseous. I don't like flying, or amusement park rides, for the same reason. If I go near a pool, I just dunk my feet in or walk up to my waist. No swimming.

I don't really even like the ocean for the same reason. I go in for my girlfriends sake, but I load up on ginger first to try to combat the sick feeling. I do like the sand, though. I like playing games in it and building things

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/01/12 12:48:32AM
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That's a shame that he hates them. I think, if he plays with the beads, he doesn't really hate them anymore. Just doesn't think they fit the ideal of beauty. But as long as he's ok with you having them, that's all that matters. He's thinking about yourhappiness.

The only maintenance I do to mine is using that locking gel from dreadlockshampoo.com. I'm getting married in June. So I was thinking that if I could do anything for the new babies growing in on top of my head, I'd do it. Mainly for the pictures. I just want them to be a little more tamed. Just enough to get them out of the way and not stick up like devil horns.

Once the wedding is over, I'll give up on the gel.

As for washing. If you rinse really well before using shampoo, I'd think you could use a normal soap like Dr. B's or dreadlockshampoo. If you're using dreadlockshampoo stuff, I'd worry a little about the liquid stuff because one of the ingredients is beer. The chemical makeup of beer might react with the chlorine. The bars don't have beer in them, so I'd think they'd be safe to use. Just rinse for a little while before you add the soap. And if you normally use sea salt in your wash, skip it for the next wash or 2

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/01/12 12:18:13AM
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Same, I can't believe I didn't know about this place for as long as I've know Eagle. I guess I must have still had short hair when I first met him. I was planning on growing locks, but they hadn't started looking like anything yet.

And yeah, that is basic HS chem. I'm in my higher level college chem class now, but It still helps. I can look at the formulas and read more into them than they teach you in HS. Every little bit helps.

I started my locks, as well, to get away from using harsh chemicals, and to make life easier. I'm pretty lazy. I like to be able to just get up in the morning and go. No more looking in the mirror and worrying about how I look. I look the same everyday. And after 5 years I still haven't gotten tired of it. Well, not the same for 5 years. They have grown and matured, but you know what I mean. Plus there are so many ways to decorate your locks, and tie them up

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/01/12 12:06:34AM
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It's funny, but in a way, your questions are helping me exercise my mind for my chem test on the 9th

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/01/12 12:01:19AM
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Eyes Opened (my twist and rip timeline, with some mistakes in the middle)


Saved Dreads Success Stories

I can see in a few of the later pics that they are looser at the tips. But if at 2 months they are taking 6 hours to dry, at 1 year, you'll be like me taking 24 hours. Careful with that. PM me if at any point you want some pointers on how to help cutting down on that time. The long they take to dry, the better chance of mold growing.

I'm willing to take the time to dry them, because I have really fat roots. Most people have between 25-45 locks. I have 12- 14. The size alone makes them take longer. Your's will be fat too. The combination ofgirth and blunted tips will make it harder than you might want. But I'm always here to help you out. Some people like what they like. I just want to make it more pleasant for them

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/31/12 11:53:13PM
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I love Chemistry. Something about it. I feel at ease when I look at a periodic table. Kind of like people who count things or wash their hands a dozen time, or lock and unlock their doors

BS and vinegar make Carbonic acid. It's the stuff that makes soda fizzy. It breaks down really easily into CO2 and water. Cold temps help it stay stable, but soda goes flat fast out of the fridge because it's warm. That fizzing is the CO2 bubbling off.

What is left over is the salt form of nail polish remover. Add more vinegar and, again, you get a basic solution sitting on your head for long periods of time, especially if you are sitting there listening to it sizzle.

Not to mention that it's got to smellhorrendous. I can't stand the smell of acetate in a lab setting, let alone on my head in a small bathroom.

What video was that?

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/31/12 11:19:35PM
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Does palm rolling make dreads skinnier?


Dread Maintenance

From experience it does thin them out a little bit, but more so because it pulls out hair from the root and breaks hairs into pieces. It does more damage that is worth

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