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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    A business providing water is no different than a government doing it--they both are making money off you.
    Except business will charge as much as the market will bear. Government will only charge what it can and still get re-elected. That could be a big difference. In our area, when business get in the middle, water and sewer rates tripled.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetelestai View Post
    Except business will charge as much as the market will bear. Government will only charge what it can and still get re-elected. That could be a big difference. In our area, when business get in the middle, water and sewer rates tripled.
    Well my local government has informed us they will be raising the water rates significantly because consumption is supposedly down and costs are up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Well my local government has informed us they will be raising the water rates significantly because consumption is supposedly down and costs are up.
    So then, I would vote those people out. When we start realizing that we, the voter, have some power, things will change. Personally, I believe that water should just be provided, by well, if possible. But it is so essential to life, no politician or businessman should have that power.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    So government controls the resource, sets the rules and decides profit. Sounds just like government run except there is a needles middlemen profiting.
    If you think that government does a good job, that I can see how you would think that. I don't like people setting the rules and then following the same rules they set. I don't trust government that much.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetelestai View Post
    Like I said, NO nobody should ever be denied what should rightly belong to the public! No man should be able to put another's life in peril for money. That is why I have a way to purify my own water. No man is ever going to my family it has to die...Including people like you who want to strong arm people into submission to government and industry.

    IS THAT CLEAR ENOUGH FOR YA?
    Your philosophy is clear, your implementation is not. Most people in this country are subject to some kind of regulation of water whether it is in the West and Southwest where government gets to decide whether you can collect rainwater on your own property all in the name of the common good. That area of the country has a long history of water management challenges which is also why there are so many dams in that part of the country.

    Whether it is government or industry, if you don't pay your water bill, your water is going to be shut off. I didn't invent it, that's the environment as it is today. And since government through zoning can control how much water is taken from your well or your community decides that you use to much from the common well, then you will conform to the community because they have the strength of law behind them.

    Have a nice day.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Your philosophy is clear, your implementation is not. Most people in this country are subject to some kind of regulation of water whether it is in the West and Southwest where government gets to decide whether you can collect rainwater on your own property all in the name of the common good. That area of the country has a long history of water management challenges which is also why there are so many dams in that part of the country.

    Whether it is government or industry, if you don't pay your water bill, your water is going to be shut off. I didn't invent it, that's the environment as it is today. And since government through zoning can control how much water is taken from your well or your community decides that you use to much from the common well, then you will conform to the community because they have the strength of law behind them.

    Have a nice day.
    I don't know where you live, but there are no such government controls/ limits on my water usage. I am also allowed to drill my own well to supplement my usage. So your statement is totally incorrect as it applies to me. I understand municipal water where it is necessary due to dry conditions in the SW or cities. But I would never advocate private business to hold the water rights. Their only allegiance is to their shareholders. They would rather see a person die of thirst than lose a nickel of profit.

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    Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetelestai View Post
    I don't know where you live, but there are no such government controls/ limits on my water usage. I am also allowed to drill my own well to supplement my usage. So your statement is totally incorrect as it applies to me. I understand municipal water where it is necessary due to dry conditions in the SW or cities. But I would never advocate private business to hold the water rights. Their only allegiance is to their shareholders. They would rather see a person die of thirst than lose a nickel of profit.
    Then of course you should hold true to your values and stop giving your money to any corporation. Get off the grid and build that wall around your commune.

    Of course you have reams of paper documenting all the people who have died of thirst due to government or private companies who have shut off people's water.

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