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

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    People already pay for the water they use. I get a water bill every month.
    If you're like most people, it's a set amount. What he's calling for is people paying for water by how much of it they use.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    If you're like most people, it's a set amount. What he's calling for is people paying for water by how much of it they use.
    Not sure where you get "most people". Except for when I lived in apartments, and water was included in the rent, I've always had a water meter and got charged according to volume of use.

    I do know of a handful of cities that do not have meters and charge a flat rate, but they are the exception. And since I work in civil engineering, pretty much every project I have ever designed included a location for a water meter.
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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

    The government doesn't believe that water is a human right.

    Buy a piece of property in south central Texas, try to drill your own water well, tapping into the Edwards Aquifer, without all the necessary permits, licenses, fees and well engineering and see what happens. You'll find out, right quick, that water isn't a right.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    People who want free water should walk to the river with a bucket or buy a shovel and start digging. Otherwise, just hope it is included in your rent if you are that poor.
    Though if you live in a big city, that river water isn't really drinkable untreated. In part, because of people like this guy who have a "right" to pollute it.

    I understand that we need these factories and that pollution is just part of the deal. Fine, as long as the water is treated properly before I drink it. I wonder how many people defending this guy are firm believers in the "right to life." Since water is necessary to live, wouldn't that be part of the right to life? Or do you only have a right to live until you pop out of a vagina?


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Though if you live in a big city, that river water isn't really drinkable untreated. In part, because of people like this guy who have a "right" to pollute it.

    I understand that we need these factories and that pollution is just part of the deal. Fine, as long as the water is treated properly before I drink it. I wonder how many people defending this guy are firm believers in the "right to life." Since water is necessary to live, wouldn't that be part of the right to life? Or do you only have a right to live until you pop out of a vagina?

    I think Nestle sells a lot of water under a lot of brands and the guy has a different worldview.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    What's next? Air?
    Ever watch that movie total recall.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    and you would be wrong. Read their website. They are a multi state company. They acquire other water companies. I doubt very seriously they bought and paid to have the pipes layed themselves. They use pipes already paid for by the tax payers.

    https://www.aquaamerica.com/about-aqua/overview.aspx
    I was afraid you didn't have a point, but you just won't come out and express it.

    Aqua has laid their own pipes and they have purchased the pipes laid by others, including those laid by government entities. What difference does it make? They own the pipes and have always been subject to government oversight. The taxpayers have been compensated for their laying of the pipes when the pipes and the rest of the infrastructure was sold.

    Please, if you have a point to make, please make it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You have a right to life, but do not have a right to anything that helps to sustain that life.
    With abortion and death penalties - that life right may not be issued to you or it may be taken away.
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    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Ever watch that movie total recall.
    There were a number of movies that capitalized on air. In another one they were stealing Air chambers from the rich. Because oxygen was out and a specific kind of pollution was introduced to the air so as to contaminate it (i.e., make air scarce and thus able of selling as a product) leeches flourished. Food was also scarce and people and leeches started eating one another. This image of a guy holding a big sausage like leech above his mouth while he slowly put it on his mouth while is slimy leechy fluids were pouring around his mouth, and he crunches the first bite, was so disgusting, that I recall it even today... Why... Some... 25 or so years after as a matter of fact!
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    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    [LEFT][COLOR=#000000]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.
    The rise in overall population is reason NOT to privatize water. Water is a part of the land which, like the classical economists, I believe is a common right.
    "Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
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