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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    What a bunch of nincompoops you all are. You have completely misunderstood what the CEO of Nestle was trying to say.

    To paraphrase, he believes that water should have a market value, so that we are all aware it has a price. In that, he is absolutely correct. Water is a scarce resource, and the free market is one of the best mechanisms we have for managing scarcity.

    He goes on to say that we should take specific measures for the part of the population that has no access to this water. I love how none of his detractors remembered to mention this little tidbit.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    He is still chairman of the board of directors. (Board Of Directors | Nestlé Global)

    In addition to this he is a member of the Foundation Board for the World Economic Forum (The Leadership Team | World Economic Forum - The Leadership Team), a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (Members | European Round Table of Industrialists), and has attended Bilderberg meetings (http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/pa...ants_2011.html)
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    We here do pay for water. The water supplying system is handled from the government and the fees are low.

    But the way this asshole approaches the matter it sounds clearly exploitative (i.e., rip of the population with high prices for water). High prices in water when the water system is out has occurred in Africa when companies purchased the water supply system and privatized it. They doubled the price of water so as to exploit the situation to their favor to the point that people took to the streets and protested them away.

    High prices in water bottles occurred in USA also as a matter of fact. During the heat in Texas area if I am not mistaken a water bottle was up to 5$ a friend of mine tells me. He had to relocate to more water rich areas because of that fact.
    How do you know the government fees are low? Are they low because you don't object to paying them or perhaps you've done a market scan of your area and feel that you are getting a value compared to other area communities? What is the quality of your water and against what standard is the quality based? When government has to play by a set of rules and then also gets to set the rules of what is acceptable, that is problematic to me. I'd rather have the government set the rules and then make sure that everyone plays by those set of rules.

    Think about that.

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    The infrastructure and maintenance is paid for by tax money, not by Nestle. The materials and labor to put in the infrastructure was paid for by tax money, not by Nestle. The water you use in your home is paid for by you and brought to your home by tax money, not by Nestle. The water was / is in the ground or taken from a river. Nestle did not create the water in some chem lab or factory. Nestle CEO nor any other company has a claim to the water.
    You didn't disprove what chuckberry said, you confirmed it. Chuck didn't say it belonged to Nestle, he said you have to pay for it or produce it yourself (i.e., dig for it in the case of water).
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    How do you know the government fees are low? Are they low because you don't object to paying them or perhaps you've done a market scan of your area and feel that you are getting a value compared to other area communities?
    I have never heard anyone ever anywhere in Dardania complain about high water fees in my life. They are that low.

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    What is the quality of your water and against what standard is the quality based?
    I do not have the resources. But since the USA army is here it seems that it made research on this during the early 2000s. According to that research that I only heard about the quality is better than bottle water used in USA and for their troops in Afghanistan.

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    When government has to play by a set of rules and then also gets to set the rules of what is acceptable, that is problematic to me. I'd rather have the government set the rules and then make sure that everyone plays by those set of rules.

    Think about that.
    That may be problematic to you but perhaps there is greater trust and good will in different governments rather than USA. What if the one's in charge here set the rules that are great and play by them also?
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    I have never heard anyone ever anywhere in Dardania complain about high water fees in my life. They are that low.



    I do not have the resources. But since the USA army is here it seems that it made research on this during the early 2000s. According to that research that I only heard about the quality is better than bottle water used in USA and for their troops in Afghanistan.



    That may be problematic to you but perhaps there is greater trust and good will in different governments rather than USA. What if the one's in charge here set the rules that are great and play by them also?
    Maybe, maybe not: Investigation of Drinking Water Quality in Kosovo

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Good finding Ali. They state that the quality is below EU and WHO standards in Dardania.

    But it is not so in all locations. It cannot be. I've drank tap water for the majority of my life and have never had any unwanted effects.

    Still prices are quite low.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    BTW, your name is Ali Haji Sheik which sounds of an Arabian origin while your avatar is John Candy? Between the two did you try to communicate something? I may be missing the point here.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    To paraphrase, he believes that water should have a market value, so that we are all aware it has a price.
    Most of us are aware of a price to water. Its called a utility bill.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Water is a need, not a right.
    To paraphrase someone else from earlier, "Are guns a need or a right?"
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