Who Owns Water? More Valuable than Oil.

Blue Gold:

http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/. This is an excellent documentary about capitalism and the rare resource of water. If you can see it (or read the book), do. Interesting discussion of world hydrology and who owns the water we drink.

On 12/26/10 the bigger-than-life ex governor Jesse Ventura had a segment on what is happening to America’s water.  Among other items he shows how Nestlé has bought up water rights in Michigan and ships water around the world.  Jesse’s show characterizes this as theft.  I think that Nestlé, like BP has a large strategic legal staff on retainer and I’m fairly certain that that there is little that is illegal.  On the other hand this well-managed corporation operates with an emphasis on profit and long-term predatory consequences in human or environmental terms are not a part of the equation.  Therefore, I’m suggesting it as “BUY” in Machimon’s portfolio.

 

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I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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