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Old 11-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #61
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The grounding system on most homes would work, just make sure you know what you are doing when you mess with the outlet. As you point out, water systems are more hit and miss since many homes no longer use copper pipes.
Be sure to close windows during an electrical storm. I'd be little careful walking around barefoot when he storm clouds are building too. Oh, lets not forget hookworm. Hookworm cost the US South a lot of IQ over the years, secondary to severe anemia. There was a reason your great-grandma made her kids wear shoes, even if buying them really stressed the family budget.


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Old 11-04-2013, 11:39 PM   #62
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I guess we've gone British in this thread with "earth".

"Earth it, Walter, you need to Earth it!"

People on chain gangs must have been feeling healthy and serene, what with the chains dragging on the ground, keeping them well earthed at all times

May have been overheard not that many years ago...
"A well-earthed Texas Highway cleanup crew (chain gang) is a HAPPY cleanup crew!"

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Old 11-07-2013, 07:27 AM   #63
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From that article:
[Three of the authors] are independent contractors for Earthx L. Inc., the company sponsoring earthing research, and own a small percentage of shares in the company.
Well, well. Shareholders reach conclusions favorable to the company. Who'da thunk it?
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:07 AM   #64
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The studies are straight forward and easily replicated.

FWIW pharmaceutical companies fund the research which allows their products to be used on *you*. Do you take prescription drugs? Do you feel lucky?

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