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(BBC-US)   And so it begins. Subby would like to remind you that the CEO of Nestlé is on record for claiming that access to water is not a human right   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2018-01-12 04:27:57 PM  
This. This is why exploration of space should not be left to private enterprise.
(Don't let The Expanse become a documentary)
 
2018-01-12 04:45:05 PM  
That guy is the reason I boycott any Nestle owned products.   I miss the occasional bowl of Cherrios.   There was already good reasons for boycotting them, but the "water is not a human right" was the final farking straw.   Full disclosure, I still use the recipe for Nestles Toll House Cookies, but with other chips.  :P

http://www.babymilkaction.org/nestle-​b​oycott-list
 
2018-01-12 07:05:48 PM  
their chocolate sucks
 
2018-01-12 07:06:52 PM  
NESTLE is evil.
 
2018-01-12 07:09:30 PM  
Nonsense... he wants to provide clean safe drinking water to South Africa and anyone else who needs it.

/for $9 a gallon
 
2018-01-12 07:10:11 PM  
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2018-01-12 07:10:50 PM  
I prefer bottled water from Nabisco.
 
2018-01-12 07:14:00 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: That guy is the reason I boycott any Nestle owned products.   I miss the occasional bowl of Cherrios.   There was already good reasons for boycotting them, but the "water is not a human right" was the final farking straw.   Full disclosure, I still use the recipe for Nestles Toll House Cookies, but with other chips.  :P

http://www.babymilkaction.org/nestle-b​oycott-list


My wife uses chopped up candy bars in those cookies.  All the chocolate Halloween candy.
Otherwise it's Calabel or some specialty brand... not recalling now.
 
2018-01-12 07:14:22 PM  
Nestle would be well advised to remember that people, if they don't have the water they need to survive, will simply take it from them, by force if necessary.

See how that reflects on their stock price.

As soon as survival is on the line, the little game the multinationals play changes drastically. That lesson needs to be retaught from time to time.
 
2018-01-12 07:14:32 PM  

vonzales: I prefer bottled water from Nabisco.


I'm a sparkling Ovaltine man myself.
 
2018-01-12 07:17:42 PM  
So Nebraska is going with

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While Cape Town is all about

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Monsanto is working hard to bring us 

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And we're pretty much destined for 

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2018-01-12 07:18:30 PM  
I think that in Canada he'd find his ass in court if he tried that. It would be depriving people of the necessities of life or what ever the exact legal phrase is.
 
2018-01-12 07:19:39 PM  

Tryfan: Nestle would be well advised to remember that people, if they don't have the water they need to survive, will simply take it from them, by force if necessary.

See how that reflects on their stock price.

As soon as survival is on the line, the little game the multinationals play changes drastically. That lesson needs to be retaught from time to time.


Yes, as evidenced by Africa, the masses have totally taken control of food and water supply and have kicked out any multinational companies who compete with survival. No warlords and private militias over there.

It's a nice sentiment, but in our dystopian future, with protection coming from the government, the revolution will not be televised.
 
2018-01-12 07:19:57 PM  
And right in the middle of the article is an ad for Vodak.
 
2018-01-12 07:20:02 PM  
That was like a who's who of shiathole countries.
 
2018-01-12 07:20:10 PM  
Nestlé is French?

Never mind with help from the Romans, they seem to have solved water rights issues.
 
2018-01-12 07:27:17 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: That guy is the reason I boycott any Nestle owned products.   I miss the occasional bowl of Cherrios.   There was already good reasons for boycotting them, but the "water is not a human right" was the final farking straw.   Full disclosure, I still use the recipe for Nestles Toll House Cookies, but with other chips.  :P

http://www.babymilkaction.org/nestle-b​oycott-list


When I was a kid, the first two memories I have of the world beyond my little house... I have lots of memories before that of cats and running around naked and playing with blocks, but these were my first two memories of 'the world', were listening to the radio in my mom's bedroom.  It was up on a shelf, which may, in retrospect, not have been nearly as high up as I remember, to Jimmy Carter's election returns when he beat Ford, so I would have been just a few days after my 5th birthday, and that we couldn't buy Nestle Quick anymore because they were marketing baby formula unethically.

They have been a sleazy company for many years now.  :(

I still try to avoid their products, but a lot of time it's not listed in big letters.
 
2018-01-12 07:27:37 PM  
Even here in liberal Portland area they are able to buy off our politicians to drain our river and aquifers

So fark nestle and double fark the  local officials here that are ok to line their own pockets and sell off our water
Fark nestle and double dog fark Cascade Locks city administrator Gordon zimmerman
 
2018-01-12 07:31:33 PM  
Water credits. All of the dystopian stuff is coming true and I can't upgrade to cyborg. I call bullshirt.
 
2018-01-12 07:32:07 PM  
Well, the next ten years are going to be really interesting.

Anyone know how to design a working stillsuit?
 
2018-01-12 07:32:40 PM  
There are Evil Agribusinesses, and then there is Nestlé. Seriously.
 
2018-01-12 07:33:13 PM  
If the CEO of Nestle believes access to a commonly held, essential natural resource is not a human right, and acts on that belief, he and the company should be declared hostis humani generis.
 
2018-01-12 07:34:11 PM  
Ctrl-f Nestle. 0/0. Bad subby. Not saying Nestle should get a pass on the issue, but water credits and water ATMs are way creepier.
 
2018-01-12 07:34:21 PM  
So what? Corporations are people.

People...not so much.
 
2018-01-12 07:36:32 PM  

ababyatemydingo: This. This is why exploration of space should not be left to private enterprise.
(Don't let The Expanse become a documentary)


We've already let it happen with 1984. :(
 
2018-01-12 07:38:25 PM  
 
2018-01-12 07:39:22 PM  
increasing consumption by a growing population.

I'll agree with that. I live in Florida and when our population more than doubled thanks to development companies, we started having sink holes, water shortages, increased water pollution and the shutting down of artesian wells. In my own city, several deep wells for the town had to be shut down because they were around a heavy industry and 'some how' started showing traces of a couple of dangerous chemicals from the plant.

Even during the worst drought, the many private community's always manage to have green lawns and even my neighbor runs his water during late night to keep his lawn green. He just turns down the timer on his sprinkler system.

I live around the Indian River Lagoon and the oil from the thousands of boats engines cruising the waters gives it a rainbow sheen and a couple of thousand septic tanks seeping through the shore soil mean we have to close the waters to shell fishing several times a year, plus the area gets flooded with agricultural runoff.

We also have so many swimming pools in town that I lost count. They're as common as barnicals on a sea turtles butt,

As for Hershey's, I'm so darn tired of the taste of that stuff that I welcome any imported chocolate I can get. Mr Hershey, who started the place, was real good with his competition, often helping them out and being socially conscious, after he died, things changed drastically. The company did a lot of nasty things along the year, including monopolize the chocolate rations in WW2 that got to the US soldiers.

Never heard of any bars by any other company showing up there, in the Korean and Vietnam wars, did you?
 
2018-01-12 07:40:40 PM  
"Following controversy on social media about these remarks, he stated that he does believe that water for basic hygiene and drinking is indeed a human right. He went on to say that his remarks were intended to address overconsumption by some while others suffered from lack of water and further that his remarks were taken out of context by the documentary."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_B​r​abeck-Letmathe#Views_on_water_charges

People really have a hate boner for Nestle.
 
2018-01-12 07:42:23 PM  

baron von doodle: Ctrl-f Nestle. 0/0. Bad subby. Not saying Nestle should get a pass on the issue, but water credits and water ATMs are way creepier.


Subby was referring to a statement the Nestlé CEO made in 2013. Type nestle ceo into Google and behold the suggestions.
 
2018-01-12 07:42:48 PM  
If you live in a rural area,  you have to have a well for water..  in cities, it is piped into your house.   Either way, you still have to pay for it.  Water is not a 'right', it is a necessity for life.  It is your responsibility to get it.
 
2018-01-12 07:46:13 PM  

OlderGuy: If you live in a rural area,  you have to have a well for water..  in cities, it is piped into your house.   Either way, you still have to pay for it.  Water is not a 'right', it is a necessity for life.  It is your responsibility to get it.

totally agree with this.
 
2018-01-12 07:46:41 PM  
Only one solution, then.

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2018-01-12 07:48:51 PM  

HoratioGates: Dewey Fidalgo: That guy is the reason I boycott any Nestle owned products.   I miss the occasional bowl of Cherrios.   There was already good reasons for boycotting them, but the "water is not a human right" was the final farking straw.   Full disclosure, I still use the recipe for Nestles Toll House Cookies, but with other chips.  :P

http://www.babymilkaction.org/nestle-b​oycott-list

When I was a kid, the first two memories I have of the world beyond my little house... I have lots of memories before that of cats and running around naked and playing with blocks, but these were my first two memories of 'the world', were listening to the radio in my mom's bedroom.  It was up on a shelf, which may, in retrospect, not have been nearly as high up as I remember, to Jimmy Carter's election returns when he beat Ford, so I would have been just a few days after my 5th birthday, and that we couldn't buy Nestle Quick anymore because they were marketing baby formula unethically.

They have been a sleazy company for many years now.  :(

I still try to avoid their products, but a lot of time it's not listed in big letters.


Use the buycott app.  Set your prefs in it, and scan product bar codes.  It'll tell you the full chain of shell companies behind that box of whatever, and if it's in you boycott list.
 
2018-01-12 07:49:11 PM  
Step 1) destroy all oil refineries
Step 2) destroy all major transmission lines for power
Step 3) destroy major water treeatment facilities or contaminate majority of the worlds fresh water supple with a super potent toxin
Step 4) corner popcorn market and watch the world burn.

It farking deserves it.
 
2018-01-12 07:50:07 PM  
Suck it.

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2018-01-12 07:54:25 PM  

doofusgumby: HoratioGates: Dewey Fidalgo: That guy is the reason I boycott any Nestle owned products.   I miss the occasional bowl of Cherrios.   There was already good reasons for boycotting them, but the "water is not a human right" was the final farking straw.   Full disclosure, I still use the recipe for Nestles Toll House Cookies, but with other chips.  :P

http://www.babymilkaction.org/nestle-b​oycott-list

When I was a kid, the first two memories I have of the world beyond my little house... I have lots of memories before that of cats and running around naked and playing with blocks, but these were my first two memories of 'the world', were listening to the radio in my mom's bedroom.  It was up on a shelf, which may, in retrospect, not have been nearly as high up as I remember, to Jimmy Carter's election returns when he beat Ford, so I would have been just a few days after my 5th birthday, and that we couldn't buy Nestle Quick anymore because they were marketing baby formula unethically.

They have been a sleazy company for many years now.  :(

I still try to avoid their products, but a lot of time it's not listed in big letters.

Use the buycott app.  Set your prefs in it, and scan product bar codes.  It'll tell you the full chain of shell companies behind that box of whatever, and if it's in you boycott list.


Unless you are living in the woods and growing / making everything you need to survive yourself, anything you buy is supporting something or someone shiatty
 
2018-01-12 07:56:22 PM  
Well, it's a situation that will sort itself out in a week or so.
 
2018-01-12 07:57:38 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Tryfan: Nestle would be well advised to remember that people, if they don't have the water they need to survive, will simply take it from them, by force if necessary.

See how that reflects on their stock price.

As soon as survival is on the line, the little game the multinationals play changes drastically. That lesson needs to be retaught from time to time.

Yes, as evidenced by Africa, the masses have totally taken control of food and water supply and have kicked out any multinational companies who compete with survival. No warlords and private militias over there.

It's a nice sentiment, but in our dystopian future, with protection coming from the government, the revolution will not be televised.


Nobody is holding the water hostage and charging for it though.   They just have to walk to get it.
 
2018-01-12 07:58:08 PM  
When the definition of "meritocracy" changes from "competition to be rich and/or famous instead of just average" to "competition for the right to live"... well, there's a reason why the Roman Republic no longer exists. Dig up the disarticulated corpse of Cicero and ask him about it...
 
2018-01-12 07:59:36 PM  
The Nile river changed course because the Egyptians caused global warming.
 
2018-01-12 08:00:14 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Well, the next ten years are going to be really interesting.

Anyone know how to design a working stillsuit?


Maud dib  has been around here.  Haven't seen him in a while though.
 
2018-01-12 08:01:39 PM  
Obviously the only answer is to build more oil pipelines over our major aquifers.
 
2018-01-12 08:01:50 PM  
US-based WaterSeer, for example, is developing a device capable of collecting water from the air.
An internal fan draws air into an underground collection chamber where the vapour condenses, making use of the earth's cooler temperatures. Solar or electricity grid-powered coolers also help the condensation process.


Liet-Kynes approves.
 
2018-01-12 08:14:21 PM  

doofusgumby: Use the buycott app.  Set your prefs in it, and scan product bar codes.  It'll tell you the full chain of shell companies behind that box of whatever, and if it's in you boycott list.


I don't have a smart phone.

ElwoodCuse: Unless you are living in the woods and growing / making everything you need to survive yourself, anything you buy is supporting something or someone shiatty


True, but you can pick less shiatty options, and by boycotting you can encourage companies to make better choices.  It's not pass/fail.
 
2018-01-12 08:22:00 PM  
Cape City?
 
2018-01-12 08:24:21 PM  
Water is a human right, right?

So if an endangered fish needs a certain depth of water to spawn, but someone downstream needs water, that fish has to be driven extinct, right?
 
2018-01-12 08:31:15 PM  
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2018-01-12 08:41:49 PM  

ababyatemydingo: This. This is why exploration of space should not be left to private enterprise.
(Don't let The Expanse become a documentary)


Incorrect. More parties brings more possibilities. Government budgets change and flux all the time.
 
2018-01-12 08:43:12 PM  

gaslight: I think that in Canada he'd find his ass in court if he tried that. It would be depriving people of the necessities of life or what ever the exact legal phrase is.


You still have to pay for services rendered. The world doesn't operate on free.
 
2018-01-12 08:43:59 PM  
I'm still trying to get over the whole having dirt floors and straw doors....but an internet connected water meter.
 
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