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

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    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 Tetelestai View Post
    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.
    Fine, should there be any control over water in any way, shape or form?

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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.
    If I used no water then my water bill would be zero. However I would still be charged for trash pickup and sewage.

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    Fine, should there be any control over water in any way, shape or form?
    The water is already controlled by the state and city. We don't need Nestle trying to control it.
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    Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    If I used no water then my water bill would be zero. However I would still be charged for trash pickup and sewage.



    The water is already controlled by the state and city. We don't need Nestle trying to control it.
    You have a very rare arrangement with your water company. Most have at least some fixed cost.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    A person has a right to life, not the materials that sustain life. One must make, find, earn or buy those things that sustain life.
    That's absolute nonsense. A right on paper is meaningless without the means to actually exercise it.

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Fine, should there be any control over water in any way, shape or form?
    Yes, by public entities for the public benefit, to ensure that everyone has clean water.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    That's absolute nonsense. A right on paper is meaningless without the means to actually exercise it.



    Yes, by public entities for the public benefit, to ensure that everyone has clean water.
    So you trust public entities to be judge, jury, prosecutor and defender to look out for your interests? I would prefer private entities with public oversight.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So you trust public entities to be judge, jury, prosecutor and defender to look out for your interests? I would prefer private entities with public oversight.
    What's the difference if the public is ultimately in charge?
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    What's the difference if the public is ultimately in charge?
    Because I have less confidence in government doing the right things than in overseeing others to ensure they are doing the right things. It's a lot cheaper for the taxpayer to oversee people who understand water and electricity than having every municipality having an expert on staff for each of those utilities.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So you trust public entities to be judge, jury, prosecutor and defender to look out for your interests? I would prefer private entities with public oversight.
    I pay less than a cent a gallon for water from the city. Nesly charges over $10 a gallon for water. I vote government does it better.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    A person has a right to life, not the materials that sustain life. One must make, find, earn or buy those things that sustain life.

    What right have you to demand that someone pump out and pipe water to you? Who pays for that infrastructure? Who pays for its maintenance? You think you have a right to other people's materials and labor?

    To anyone with a problem with what the Nestle CEO said: where's your water well?
    The huge problem is Nesle is pumping out way more water for profit from major aquifers at a rate that is unsustainable. These natural aquifers that everyone's well draws from don't just refill overnight or decades - no water, no life!

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