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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I guess I would like a list of what everyone considers to be a basic human right. If I dig a well on my property then it is my water. If I grow a tomato then it is mine. How many objectors to what this guy said actually pay a water bill?
    Those examples are the products of your labor and rightfully yours. The natural world (ie a lake or river) is not the product of anyone's labor.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    I didn't here/see him ever say that water should be privatized at all. Highly despicable for this garbage news cite to take someone out of context through a translation. Also, who the hell doesn't already pay a water bill? christ, I've lived in over 20 places and most of them had a water bill every 3 months or every month.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Those examples are the products of your labor and rightfully yours. The natural world (ie a lake or river) is not the product of anyone's labor.
    Isn't your assertion contrary to the idea that the water at the bottom of a well is part of the natural world? Aquifers are underground rivers.

    Are you saying that someone with water rights on a property cannot own it? Not sure where you are coming from.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I guess I would like a list of what everyone considers to be a basic human right. If I dig a well on my property then it is my water. If I grow a tomato then it is mine. How many objectors to what this guy said actually pay a water bill?
    WRONG. That aquifer which you tapped, a public domain, can be pumped dry from any location. IMHO, your rights to that public resource are no greater than your recharge percentage of that public resource.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    there is no right to water, or any material good or services in america, however water is necessary for life, and the protection of life thru sanitary means.

    we all have to have water, and its the duty of our state and local governments to see it is clean and available to the public via our tax dollars.

    privatization of public water is ridiculous, and any members of a government who promotes the idea, should be removed from office.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    WRONG. That aquifer which you tapped, a public domain, can be pumped dry from any location. IMHO, your rights to that public resource are no greater than your recharge percentage of that public resource.
    do you have a right to rain water, you catch in a rain barrel?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    I didn't here/see him ever say that water should be privatized at all. Highly despicable for this garbage news cite to take someone out of context through a translation. Also, who the hell doesn't already pay a water bill? christ, I've lived in over 20 places and most of them had a water bill every 3 months or every month.
    Someone with a well pays no water bill, except for any power used to pump it out.

    I pay for city water (from County Line Special Utility District) yet have my own septic/drainfield so I pay for no public sewer fees (typically double what the water costs).

    Water is a precious resource in the southwest.

    Growth of large private water companies brings higher water rates | www.statesman.com
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    do you have a right to rain water, you catch in a rain barrel?
    Yep. Basically, here in Texas, you have the rights to a "reasonable share" of the water under your lot, based on the recharge area that you own.

    http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot...er_sources.pdf
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. Basically, here in Texas, you have the rights to a "reasonable share" of the water under your lot, based on the recharge area that you own.

    http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot...er_sources.pdf
    we are getting to the point now where states want to say you have no property when it comes to rain water......meaning its not yours.

    property rights more and more are going the way of the dinosaur, in favor of public ownership.......dangerous

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

    The government better keep their rainwater off my property!
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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