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Forum Post: Privatizing/Profitizing Water.

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 5, 2013, 10:38 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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You gotta love it when a Swiss corporation the size of Nestles tells you, you have no right to water.

But they are not alone.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023406830

You should be asking yourself, who will end up with the largest clean water distribution system in the World?

Do you even know where it is?

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[-] 5 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Citigroup is aggressively raising funds for its war chest to participate in the coming tidal wave of infrastructure privatization: in 2007 it established a new unit called Citi Infrastructure Investors through its Citi Alternative Investments unit. According to Reuters, Citigroup “assembled some of the biggest names in the infrastructure business at the same time it is building a $3 billion fund, including $500 million of its own capital. The fund, according to a person familiar with the situation, will have only a handful of outside investors and will be focused on assets in developed markets” (May 16, 2007). Citigroup initially sought only U.S.$3 billion for its first infrastructure fund but was seeking U.S.$5 billion in April 2008 (Bloomberg, April 7, 2008).

We should have kept them separated.

It's just the Bush's practicing, "conscience laundering".

How about that distribution system though?

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Seriously CREEPY CEO

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4835) 1 year ago

Hey DKA, These Sick Creeps will find a way to Patent water (they are thinking about it), then prosecute for possession without license.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Did you see that vid??? OMG the guy seemed to have some sort of god complex - ick.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4835) 1 year ago

Can't lode video, but have been watching this stuff for awhile. These freaks, think they own the water in the atmosphere.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Unbelievably insane assholes - and - they are on the loose - worse they are given positions of power and influence.

[-] 4 points by Nevada1 (4835) 1 year ago

Nothing smart about these guys (genetic garbage), but with them inheriting the world, they do have some momentum.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

(genetic garbage)

How perfectly apt as well as descriptive.

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (4835) 1 year ago

Don't hesitate to use it-----Give Them Hell. You can also do combinations, for example, slimy genetic garbage.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Toxic genetic garbage ....................

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4835) 1 year ago

That's The Spirit!

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

They should not be allowed to have children - their own or adopted.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4835) 1 year ago

Agree. From a medical/scientific point of view, they should carry a BioHazard label.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 months ago

Ahh yes. Another HUGELY polluter river. Thanks to the deregulated energy "industry".

Remember the words of the Nestle's CEO?

How clean water isn't a human right?

Please note the paid for pallet in the last photo.

http://www.occupy.com/article/besides-west-virginia-oil-and-gas-drilling-links-water-pollution-3-states

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ah, how cool is that? Jeb Bush deep into disaster rescue crap. How convenient? I read, not too long ago, that the new push is that the conservation of water can only be through the purchase and sale of it. It isn't true but the world bank and the IMF believe it. I say new push but its the same old push.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

The New Jersey Pine Barrens sit atop the largely untapped Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer. More states should emulate what New Jersey did to protect the quality of its fresh water supply for future generations

"The Pinelands National Reserve (PNR) was created by Congress under the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978. The PNR is the first National Reserve in the nation. The PNR encompasses approximately 1.1 million acres covering portions of seven counties and all or parts of 56 municipalities.

This internationally important ecological region is 1.1 million acres in size and occupies 22% of New Jerseys land area. It is the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston and is underlain by acquifers containing 17 trillion gallons of some of the purest water in the land."....my emphasis added

http://www.state.nj.us/pinelands/reserve/

However New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie R ;-) has rightfully come under attack for NJ's worsening current water supply, and, "New Jersey's Water Supply Master Plan"...has not been up-dated since 1995," while it is required to be every five years

http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/PressReleases/0283.asp

On a similar note, New York City has one of the best drinking water supplies of any major city in the country. Many people credit that fact with why NYC pizza is some of the best. The construction of the reservoirs in up-state and the limiting of development in the surrounding areas took place long before the EPA was around. Having this wonderful water supply and putting it at risk is one of the main reasons that there is so much opposition to fracking in New York State.

~Odin~

On a side note, the NJ pine barrens were always an excellent place to party when I was a kid..;-)

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Except that that water system is actually in Detroit, which is now laboring under the PURE tyranny of the party whose name should never be mentioned, under the penalty of being called a democrat.

(See thread title)

[-] -2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

No shooz, it is not that their name should never be mentioned

But to ignore the Democrats complicity in why we are at this shitty point in our history

And to suggest that things will get better this time, or that we can have systemic change if we vote for Democrats......well as I pointed out in another comment is ludicrous

But if you believe that, you should follow your heart and expend your energies with them, the Democrats, rather than trying to co-opt this defiant movement which has been your agenda for as long as I can remember

~Odin~

Edit; Republicans suck, as do Democrats.....OK....shooz?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

There is a water isle at every convenience store and supermarket. Privatization of water has been ramping up for years. Now they have fracking to make it necessary.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

It's not like they don't know global warming is real. They created it, and they know it.

They just want to profit from it.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Their greed will kill us all if left unchecked.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

http://www.waterpolitics.com/

It's like you've always said.

Partisan for the people.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Partisan for the people.

YEP

What people?

ALL PEOPLE - the actual living and breathing - PEOPLE.


BTW - TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

http://www.waterpolitics.com/

The next & ultimate Priceless COMMODITY?

Water is life - save it from privatization - from contamination loss

[-] -1 points by UniteAndWin (-5) 1 year ago

You helped out

[-] 1 points by shooz (20778) 9 minutes ago

I'm a UAW member

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Meaning what, exactly, and how does your allegation fit in with water privatization?

[-] -2 points by UniteAndWin (-5) 1 year ago

You talk about people creating and profiting from global warming. Sounds like you are one as well. How many years did you make them? Didn't you know the effect they had on the environment or did you just not care? Gimme that $$$$$!!!!

http://cleantechnica.com/2010/08/09/cars-cause-global-warming-more-than-planes-study-finds/

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Yours is a specious argument.

As I've said before, the UAW has NOTHING to do with vehicle design.

[-] -2 points by UniteAndWin (-5) 1 year ago

Whatever helps you sleep at night.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Have you heard of a global corporation called Veolia?

There's a good chance you haven't. And there's a reason for that.

Water privatizing giant Veolia has a long track record of using secrecy and backroom deals to take over public water systems in communities around the world. And once Veolia takes over a community's water supply, it's notorious for pushing up rates, laying off workers and abusing labor rights as well as violating public health standards.

As its influence continues to grow, we're taking a stand: Veolia must end its profit-driven political interference and respect the public's right to control our water.

Corporate Accountability International stands with thousands of activists around the world who are challenging Veolia in their communities. Add your name right now.

From Venezuela to Puerto Rico to right here in the United States in cities like St. Louis, Veolia has repeatedly used high-powered lobbying and deceptive public relations campaigns to interfere with democratic decision-making and to secure contracts that allow it to profit off our most essential shared resource.

As if Veolia's corporate and political interference in our democracy isn't bad enough, its track record is even worse.

Not only is Veolia trying to take over our public water supplies to turn a profit, it's also failing miserably to serve the public once it has.

If you're as outraged as I am at Veolia's continuing abuses, please join me and tell Veolia: Public water belongs in public hands. Stop undermining our right to control our water.

http://act.stopcorporateabuse.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14467

This is just the first step. We'll continue to ratchet up pressure on Veolia in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for taking action.

Onward,

Erin Diaz Campaign Director, Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Corporate Accountability International

Corporate Accountability International is working toward a world where decisions affecting people and the environment are based on public interest, not maximizing corporate profits. Learn more about Corporate Accountability International's campaigns here.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Signed, of course.....:)

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Without a Doubt. {:-])

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22339) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

BTW - TWEET