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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 07:10:50 PM  
8 votes:
I prefer bottled water from Nabisco.
2018-01-12 07:20:02 PM  
7 votes:
That was like a who's who of shiathole countries.
2018-01-12 07:14:32 PM  
5 votes:

vonzales: I prefer bottled water from Nabisco.


I'm a sparkling Ovaltine man myself.
2018-01-12 07:32:07 PM  
4 votes:
Well, the next ten years are going to be really interesting.

Anyone know how to design a working stillsuit?
2018-01-12 07:31:33 PM  
4 votes:
Water credits. All of the dystopian stuff is coming true and I can't upgrade to cyborg. I call bullshirt.
2018-01-12 07:19:57 PM  
4 votes:
And right in the middle of the article is an ad for Vodak.
2018-01-12 07:10:11 PM  
4 votes:
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2018-01-12 07:46:41 PM  
3 votes:
Only one solution, then.

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2018-01-12 07:09:30 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:00:14 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:50:07 PM  
2 votes:
Suck it.

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2018-01-12 07:38:25 PM  
2 votes:
2018-01-12 09:57:43 PM  
1 vote:

Birnone: The company says water can be produced with "less than a 100 watts" of electricity - the power requirement of an old-fashioned light bulb.

Rig generators to stationary bicycles. Then people who are too poor to pay for water can earn water credits by riding the bike, the more miles you log, the more water you get. You can even charge people to use the bikes as part of their workout, so that they get exercise and training for their biking activities and water is produced at a profit and that water can then be sold for a further profit. You create jobs for bike repairers and generator manufacturing. It's win/win for everyone.


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2018-01-12 09:52:07 PM  
1 vote:

Birnone: The company says water can be produced with "less than a 100 watts" of electricity - the power requirement of an old-fashioned light bulb.

Rig generators to stationary bicycles. Then people who are too poor to pay for water can earn water credits by riding the bike, the more miles you log, the more water you get. You can even charge people to use the bikes as part of their workout, so that they get exercise and training for their biking activities and water is produced at a profit and that water can then be sold for a further profit. You create jobs for bike repairers and generator manufacturing. It's win/win for everyone.


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2018-01-12 09:51:50 PM  
1 vote:
Raise your hand if you think the article we are discussing is about Nestlé.
2018-01-12 09:45:34 PM  
1 vote:
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2018-01-12 09:15:37 PM  
1 vote:

HumanSVD:
You still have to pay for services rendered. The world doesn't operate on free.


How many animals you see use money? The world is free. We artificially restricted it and put a farking toll on everything.
2018-01-12 08:22:00 PM  
1 vote:
Cape City?
2018-01-12 08:14:21 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:01:50 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:39:22 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:34:21 PM  
1 vote:
So what? Corporations are people.

People...not so much.
2018-01-12 07:14:22 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:45:05 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:27:57 PM  
1 vote:
This. This is why exploration of space should not be left to private enterprise.
(Don't let The Expanse become a documentary)
 
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