Will Water Make You Aggressive

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  1. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Me and my DW lived in a small town of 350 people.The water was nasty.

    One thing we noticed was most the people that lived there was slow in learning and very aggressive.

    The only thing we could find in common with everyone was the water.Is it possible for water to make people behave this way?

    big rockpile
     
  2. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    I think it's more related to in-breeding.
     

  3. momlaffsalot

    momlaffsalot Well-Known Member

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    That was my first thought
     
  4. 2horses

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  5. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Might be! Everyone was related in one way or another.

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  6. sunnygrl

    sunnygrl Well-Known Member

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    alot of welfare and other assistance in the smaller towns, here in the midwest... my county is the highest welfare and assistance in the state of kansas, and alot of the county is the way you discribe...
     
  7. Chas in Me

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    Do the family trees look like telephone poles?
     
  8. mama2littleman

    mama2littleman El Paso

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    The only way water makes me aggressive is if you get in the way of the bathroom.

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  9. KCM

    KCM Well-Known Member

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    Maybe its the air?
     
  10. farminghandyman

    farminghandyman Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it was in the water it was the pollutants in the water and not the water it self, and not knowing what impurities in the water were, it is impossible to say, but I am sure there are chemicals that would do what you described. and even in low doses but continually given it could affect people behavior or mood depending what it may have been.
     
  11. Ramblin Wreck

    Ramblin Wreck Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Amen.
     
  12. momofmany

    momofmany Dayenu farms

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    I dunno. I do know that if a lot of women get pregnant at once they say it must be something in the water.....

    Maybe they are all mean from either being pregnant , or having to live with a pregnant woman???

    In any case, maybe you don't wanna drink the water....
     
  13. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Rocky, Did it seem like they wanted to give you a going away party, and you weren't doing your part??
     
  14. Country Doc

    Country Doc Well-Known Member

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    I vote not the water.
     
  15. jen74145

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    You know, I've wondered about that sort of thing... all those drugs and chemicals in our water can;t be helping, that's certain.
    Of course, could have just been inbreeding, combined with poor parenting...
     
  16. Silvercreek Farmer

    Silvercreek Farmer Living the dream. Supporter

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    Besides all the other things mentioned, lead, mercury, cadmium, nitrates, pesticides, all of them can do terrible things to people, have you had YOUR water tested? There is a little town in the mountains of TN where there are tons of disabled children born, turns out just about everyone is on meth or crack, very sad...
     
  17. nodak3

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    On the up side, some spring water has lithium, which is given to bi polar people as a mood stabilizer.
     
  18. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    I finally did.I named the price I wanted for my house,they paid it.I got the house gave to me so I came out way ahead.

    Thing is the whole county wanted me gone :shrug: :rolleyes:

    big rockpile
     
  19. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Interesting question. Chances are they were not on a muncipal water supply, but rather individual wells. There might be something in the water, for example lead - which I believe is still mined in parts of MO - in the water. Lead might account for learning disabilities. On the aggressiveness, likely more of a cultural thing.

    Another aspect might be diet, particularly for young children.

    Added: I believe there is growing evidence even moderate drinking and smoking by a pregnant woman will also affect the fetus developement and the child's growth, both mentally and physically.