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

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    Do you believe water is a basic human right? According to Nestlé CEO water is a foodstuff that should be privatized, not a human right. Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck says that with the global population rising water is not a public right, but a resource that should be managed by businessmen. Please do share your thoughts.

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    A person has a right to access sufficient water that they need to survive in good health. Beyond that, no. Are you seriously arguing that, in a world with growing population that rich people have a "right" to fill their pools and koi ponds? Don't you think they should pay for that privilege?

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

    Access to free water should not be a human right, it may be a privilege by the government in a nation but if you own the water no one else should force you to give it away or take it from you. I'm fine with companies owning water and wells and selling it, I'm also fine with governments distributing water from government owned land.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

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    Do you not get a monthly water bill? Is that not paying for it? The materials and labor to lay water pipes to every house and business was paid for by tax money, is that not paying for it?
    Ease up on the tax dollars. Tax dollars don't pay for everything, it's either an upfront cost or in your bill. YOU pay for it. Still don't know what you are arguing about.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    It is, but it would be fair that you allow others to have access to your water. This, I think, is what the CEO was alluding to...creating markets so that the fair price for water could be determined.
    So we're on the same page that no Reliant crap that happened in the UK would be allowed then?
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    It's variable based onj how much waster you use.
    I guess you didn't understand my question. How much is your bill if you use 0 water for the month? That is the fixed cost.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Do you believe water is a basic human right? According to Nestlé CEO water is a foodstuff that should be privatized, not a human right. Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck says that with the global population rising water is not a public right, but a resource that should be managed by businessmen. Please do share your thoughts.

    Read more at Nestlé CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized - Not A Human Right - American Live Wire*|*American Live Wire

    Water is already privatized. Don't believe it? Go hook up to your neighbor's hydrant and water your lawn. Or buy a herd of cattle and drive them over to your neighbor's lake to water. There is, however, in law a concept known as 'riparian rights.' Look that one up. There are some interesting cases around it.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I guess you didn't understand my question. How much is your bill if you use 0 water for the month? That is the fixed cost.
    Where I live, we have a 'community well.' Everyone pays $20/month every month. I pay for the entire year in January and then I don't have to worry with it again for the remainder of the year. If I wanted a well of my own, that would cost about $5,000.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Access to free water should not be a human right, it may be a privilege by the government in a nation but if you own the water no one else should force you to give it away or take it from you. I'm fine with companies owning water and wells and selling it, I'm also fine with governments distributing water from government owned land.
    It appears to me that that is not what this guy is talking about. He is talking about making it so that companies control ALL water so that they can profit from it. Just like the food chain is now. If something goes wrong, especially in the cities, people will die because there is no food. Water is all the more critical. If companies control it and government controls companies, they can shut the flow off and kill people off who disagree with them. Take a look at history, it's full of power hungry and greedy people suppressing, enslaving or killing people for their own gain. NOBODY OR COMPANY should have this power.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetelestai View Post
    It appears to me that that is not what this guy is talking about. He is talking about making it so that companies control ALL water so that they can profit from it. Just like the food chain is now. If something goes wrong, especially in the cities, people will die because there is no food. Water is all the more critical. If companies control it and government controls companies, they can shut the flow off and kill people off who disagree with them. Take a look at history, it's full of power hungry and greedy people suppressing, enslaving or killing people for their own gain. NOBODY OR COMPANY should have this power.
    I think you might have wanted to post this in the conspiracy theories board.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I think you might have wanted to post this in the conspiracy theories board.
    If it were a thread, yes, but it was response to someone else's comment. It is valid though. There are many examples of business' and governments getting out of control and hurting their people for financial gain and/ or power... including our own in the US at this point.

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