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Water For Profit & Power 30 Nov 2014 11:23 #1

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Stealing Water For Profit & Power By Creating Shortage - Deborah Tavares

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Water For Profit & Power 30 Nov 2014 11:41 #2

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Havent watched the vid yet but i agree with the title and the description on youtube
Corporations are Stealing Public Surface Water when the abundance of Earths internal natural Primary Water could supply the places they claim there is a water shortage.

False Manufactured Shortage is what we are talking about when they say we are short of water. There is no shortage of water.

Primary Water is made by the natural processes of the Earth and is available most places on Earth deep in some place and shallow in others. There is no shortage. The only shortage is the supply of imagination and information.

Its easiest for corporate water utilities such as KBR, Thames, Veolia and others to sell surface water as urban supply. So it makes perfect sense that they want to control it.. and also make people think its scarce, which means they can justify charging more.

I remember in Australia that the news began to show people catching water in buckets and bins whenever there was a burst main... it was propaganda and likely staged, at least in the beginning (i assume regular folk might have parroted the behaviour though)

This was posted here on TZ not so long ago...

Wasted investment caused by climate change alarmists: Australia has mothballed $10bn of desal plants
I remember the good old days, when 90+ year olds in nursing homes lived forever. Darn this pesky virus.

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1.1365 = 1,283,305,580,313,352
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Water For Profit & Power 12 Jan 2015 04:35 #3

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The oil wars are to crush economies.
The drive to kil off heritage seeds and privatize water are wars on the masses,and part of Agenda 21.
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Water For Profit & Power 12 Jan 2015 04:37 #4

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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Water Privatization

www.citizen.org/documents/top10-reasonstoopposewaterprivatization.pdf
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The Privatization of Water: Nestlé Denies that Water is a Fundamental Human Right

The current Chairman and former CEO of Nestlé, the largest producer of food products in the world, believes that the answer to global water issues is privatization. This statement is on record from the wonderful company that has peddled junk food in the Amazon, has invested money to thwart the labeling of GMO-filled products, has a disturbing health and ethics record for its infant formula, and has deployed a cyber army to monitor Internet criticism and shape discussions in social media.

This is apparently the company we should trust to manage our water, despite the record of large bottling companies like Nestlé having a track record of creating shortages:
Large multinational beverage companies are usually given water-well privileges (and even tax breaks) over citizens because they create jobs, which is apparently more important to the local governments than water rights to other taxpaying citizens. These companies such as Coca Cola and Nestlé (which bottles suburban Michigan well-water and calls it Poland Spring) suck up millions of gallons of water, leaving the public to suffer with any shortages. (source)

But Chairman, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, believes that “access to water is not a public right.” Nor is it a human right.

www.globalresearch.ca/the-privatisation-of-water-nestle-denies-that-water-is-a-fundamental-human-right/5332238
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Water For Profit & Power 20 Jan 2015 08:47 #6

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The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water
A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace.

Familiar mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, Barclays Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water. Wealthy tycoons such as T. Boone Pickens, former President George H.W. Bush and his family, Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, Philippines’ Manuel V. Pangilinan and other Filipino billionaires, and others are also buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, and shares in water engineering and technology companies all over the world.

The second disturbing trend is that while the new water barons are buying up water all over the world, governments are moving fast to limit citizens’ ability to become water self-sufficient (as evidenced by the well-publicized Gary Harrington’s case in Oregon, in which the state criminalized the collection of rainwater in three ponds located on his private land, by convicting him on nine counts and sentencing him for 30 days in jail). Let’s put this criminalization in perspective:

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens owned more water rights than any other individuals in America, with rights over enough of the Ogallala Aquifer to drain approximately 200,000 acre-feet (or 65 billion gallons of water) a year. But ordinary citizen Gary Harrington cannot collect rainwater runoff on 170 acres of his private land.
www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/5383274
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Water For Profit & Power 25 Jan 2015 03:06 #7

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zax wrote:
Stealing Water For Profit & Power By Creating Shortage - Deborah Tavares





I have so much respect for this lady , she has connected the dots to the right conclusion for some time now , she knows it's totally a de-population agenda .
The Jim Trafficant 'story' isn't re-told enough in 'truth' circles and the relevance of what he said. 'America was dissolved a long time back '.
Yes, lifes' necessity , water , in longer a human right !
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Water For Profit & Power 28 Jan 2015 09:02 #8

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Water For Profit & Power 01 Feb 2015 07:27 #9

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Water For Profit & Power 04 Feb 2015 07:51 #10

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Profiting from Your Thirst as Global Elite Rush to Control Water Worldwide
A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” --- the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires --- are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace. Familiar mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, Barclays Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water. Wealthy tycoons such as T. Boone Pickens, former President George H.W. Bush and his family, Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, Philippines’ Manuel V. Pangilinan and other Filipino billionaires, and others are also buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, and shares in water engineering and technology companies all over the world.

www.marketoracle.co.uk/article38167.html
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Water For Profit & Power 08 Feb 2015 07:53 #11

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War on Water Starting Again

By Bob Wendelgass, President & CEO - Follow Bob on Twitter (@BWendelgass) The hearing on EPA’s rule to restore Clean Water Act protection to small streams is just the opening salvo in a renewed War on Water. Clean Water Action will be in the thick of the fight…and we’ll need your help to win! I say ‘renewed War on Water’ because this isn’t the first time polluters have attacked the Clean Water Act. Way back in 1972 when the Act was first passed, they convinced President Nixon to veto the bill. Fortunately Congress overrode the veto. Then in 1995, polluters and their allies in Congress tried a frontal attack on the Clean Water Act, pushing a rewrite that would have left the law toothless. This Dirty Water Act was passed by the House before dying in the Senate. But the bad bill became a major issue in the next election, costing some members of Congress who supported it their seats. That lesson stopped our opponents in Congress for a few years, but they’re back on the attack. Right now, they’re starting by attacking EPA’s proposal to restore protection to small streams, but they won’t stop there. If they win, we can expect future attacks on the science and rules that underpin the entire Clean Water Act. The House and Senate hearing on February 4 is just the start, followed by attempts to pass bills to block the rule already introduced in the House and Senate. Riders will no doubt be inserted into budget bills that would block EPA’s rule from being finalized. Other bills to cut EPA’s authority will be next, supplemented by cuts in EPA’s budget designed to starve it of the resources it needs. This isn’t a fight over science. There are no scientists who question whether small streams are connected to bigger ones. This is a political fight. This is about polluters seeing an opportunity to save money by rolling back Clean Water Act requirements. That’s great for them, but bad for the rest of us–who’ll have to pay more to take pollution out of our drinking water, who won’t be able to eat the fish in our lakes and rivers, who’ll see our property values drop as our waterways get dirtier. This is a political fight and the only way to win is to show our Members of Congress that siding with polluters instead of voters is a bad idea. We’ll need everyone’s help to deliver that message, over and over again, starting this week. - See more at: blog.cleanwateraction.org/2015/02/02/war-on-water-starting-again/#sthash.SYZDear5.dpuf
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Water For Profit & Power 17 Feb 2015 07:58 #12

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Havent watched the vid yet but i agree with the title and the description on youtube
Corporations are Stealing Public Surface Water when the abundance of Earths internal natural Primary Water could supply the places they claim there is a water shortage.

False Manufactured Shortage is what we are talking about when they say we are short of water. There is no shortage of water.

Primary Water is made by the natural processes of the Earth and is available most places on Earth deep in some place and shallow in others. There is no shortage. The only shortage is the supply of imagination and information.

Its easiest for corporate water utilities such as KBR, Thames, Veolia and others to sell surface water as urban supply. So it makes perfect sense that they want to control it.. and also make people think its scarce, which means they can justify charging more.

I remember in Australia that the news began to show people catching water in buckets and bins whenever there was a burst main... it was propaganda and likely staged, at least in the beginning (i assume regular folk might have parroted the behaviour though)

This was posted here on TZ not so long ago...

Wasted investment caused by climate change alarmists: Australia has mothballed $10bn of desal plants
There's some states in the USA now that have laws against collecting rainwater,purifying and storing it.
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Water For Profit & Power 26 Feb 2015 08:54 #13

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Our Water Is Being Stolen From Us!
The Rich Are Buying Up The Rights For Our Water, To $ell It Back To Us
Money Buys (Bribes) Legislation

Thanks to many state legislators whose campaigns he helped finance, Pickens has been bestowed with a tremendous power generally reserved for state and local governments, the power of "eminent domain." He did this by creating a Fresh Water Supply District—a government entity that is allowed that kind of power.

Pickens accomplished this feat after legislators passed a bill that made it all the easier to create a water district. Previously, a district's five elected supervisors needed to be registered voters living within the boundaries of the district. Now, they only had to own land in the district; they could live and vote wherever. The bill was allegedly a "coincidental" bill put forth by two legislators from Houston. If you can believe the Pickens camp, they say that Mesa had nothing to do with influencing the bills passing. That seems improbable to many, considering the stakes.

What Pickens did do was to create an eight-acre town and a local government, one where two of his employees are the only eligible voters. Once he had organized that, he held an election in which both of his employee voters cast their exclusive votes to make their tiny municipality into a powerful Fresh-Water Supply District. As a direct result of this scheming, Pickens is now able to issue tax-free bonds on his own, giving him the lucrative benefit of borrowing at a tremendous discount.

The only problem now for Picket was that he was far away from any municipalities that might have a potential need to buy water. So Picket has proposed a massive pipeline that would be built in a 250-foot-wide corridor, all the way to Dallas. To get the pipeline, Pickett needed the Texas legislature to give him a joint energy and water transmission lines right-of-way.

After spending $1.2-billion to help elect Texas legislators in 2006, Pickens was able to get the law changed. He did so with the invaluable help from former state Senator J.E. Buster Brown, now one of the most influential and powerful lobbyists in Texas. Brown accomplished this through an amendment to a major piece of state water legislation. The amendment, added after the bill had already been reviewed in the Texas House, allowed a water-supply district to transmit alternative energy and transport water in a single corridor, or right-of-way.

Brown represents Pickens' company, Mesa Water. He says, "My job is primarily defensive. I'm watching to make sure there is no legislation passed that creates obstacles to Pickens doing what he wants to do. I'm supposed to make sure nothing bad happens."

An Unfair Power

For Pickens, he can now use the power of eminent domain to force landholders to sell to him, or else he now has the legal right to simply take their land from them if they refuse his offer, all allegedly “for the common good” of Texans.

Pickens weaseled for this exclusive power of eminent domain because he needs it to force his plan upon Texas landowners, all so that he can build his huge pipeline to Dallas. Many Texans find this to be about as underhanded as you can get to steal someone's land. In Texas, "them's fightin' words," but then again, who can possibly stand up to the billionaire bully Pickens? Through his newfound power of eminent domain, Pickens has seized land across 11 counties so far.

According to an article in Business Week, Pickens owns more water than any other person in the country through his water rights in the Ogallala aquifer.
www.newsfocus.org/water_grab.htm
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Water For Profit & Power 11 Mar 2015 06:27 #15

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Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country
www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/22/harvard-water-idUSL1N0V02Z320150122
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Water For Profit & Power 15 Mar 2015 15:04 #16

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This is a very serious and extremely important subject, thanks for starting the thread, zax.
Water Wars will be ahead if we don't get rid of the misanthropic "elite" before long, for as
easily as they can deprive us of food, energy and health care, they can do this with water as well.
Big companies bought the rights from villages and cities here already. Good on those who live
close to a well or rivulet when the s hits the f.

I just came across this article because I was searching for news on the “Great Man-Made River”:


Could Canada Help the U.S. Solve the American Water Crisis?

Mar 13, 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — While President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline with great fanfare, Canadian politicians and agencies have for decades more quietly blocked water pipeline and diversion schemes. Pressure on Canada could grow as the U.S. enters an election year with recent droughts in giant electoral powerhouses like Texas and California, and across the jobs-generating Sun Belt and bread basket Plains States.

“Water desalination and reuse are probably more realistic -- politically -- for the U.S. than relying on water exports from Canada,” said Timothy Heinmiller, associate professor of public policy and environmental politics at Canada’s Brock University. “Water exports have been a political non-starter in Canada and even the most right-wing, business-friendly governments have not taken up the water export cause. On the few occasions when water exports have been contemplated, or permitted by governments, public outcry has forced them to backtrack.”

Read more: www.mainstreet.com/article/could-canada-help-the-us-solve-the-american-water-crisis

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Water For Profit & Power 13 Apr 2015 05:19 #17

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Water For Profit & Power 25 Apr 2015 02:24 #18

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Nestle pumping water out of state forest using an expired permit
posted by Han Gregory April 14, 2015

Nestle pumping water out of state forest using an expired permit
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Drought Drops Lake Mead Water Level To 40 Year Lows

Federal officials say they are investigating reports that food company Nestle has been piping water through a national forest in California and then bottling it for retail purposes using a permit that expired nearly 30 years ago.

The United States Forest Service confirmed on Friday that the federal agency is looking into claims laid forth last month in an investigation published by the Desert Sun newspaper of Palm Springs, California.

According to the paper’s reporting, Nestle’s permit to transport water across San Bernardino National Forest expired in 1988.

“It hasn’t been reviewed since, and the Forest Service hasn’t examined the ecological effects of drawing tens of millions of gallons each year from the springs,” Ian James wrote in the paper last month.

Nevertheless, Nestle Waters North America has continued to tap into local wells in Strawberry Canyon, according to the paper, in order to acquire the main ingredient bottled for the product sold on supermarket shelves as “Arrowhead 100 percent Mountain Spring Water.”

The Desert Sun’s reporting about the potential impropriety led to an outcry that has prompted federal officials to try and get to the bottom as to why the company has continued to operate for 28 years sans permit, and in the midst of a historic state-wide drought.

READ MORE: Nestle continues to sell bottled water sourced from California despite record drou

Read more: www.exposingtruth.com/nestle-pumping-water-out-of-state-forest-using-an-expired-permit/#ixzz3YHQQJBTE

www.exposingtruth.com/nestle-pumping-water-out-of-state-forest-using-an-expired-permit/
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