reply to post by broahes
I downloaded this video a while ago, and it has haunted me ever since. It is called, "A World Without Water".
It may explain to you why 1 out of 6 unfortunate souls on our planet do not have access to clean water.
The one Peruvian man and his ancestors have lived on their land for thousands of years and yet a French Corporation own the water rights next door to
IMO, air, water, the sun and wind are natural resources that should belong to all of us to share equally and should not be privatized. That in and of
itself is a conspiracy - 41:40 in World Without Water (Ronald Reagan & Margaret Thacther/World Banks connection).
All our natural resources are being privatized and that is going to affect all of us eventually, giving large corporatons and the elite rich that will
own them a real strangle hold over the common man. Today it is water, tomorrow, clean air and sunlight.
Think you are safe and immune to what this film shows, think again - I predict there will come a time in the not too distant future that clean water
will cost as much as petro.
I use to let the water trickle while I brushed my teeth.
If this 1:16 film does not scare and move you, possibly you do not have a soul.
I am 58 and I remember our planet being cleaner, a lot cleaner just 30 years ago.
I also remember there never, until recently, being talk of water shortages - but there are whispers and rumors that within less than half a century,
many of us may know what it is like to value a simple glass of clean water more than a bottle of champagne or 14 oz steak.
There may come a time, when only the very wealthy can afford clean water.
Why? To process a cow, pig, bottle of soda pop, all take a lot of water to process.
To process one liter of Coca Cola they must use 3 liters of water. That is absolutely illogical.
Humans can live with very little or no animal protein, raising cows and sheep (I grew up on a cow/sheep/chicken farm) and cattle, particularly take
enormous amounts of water to maintain (four/five times that of what one human could consume).
We waste so much of our water on unnecessary things.
Now, with cutting down millions of acres of trees each year coupled with the various oil spills we are messing with our weather big time.
This in turn may cause more deserts to expand due to less rainfall. In addition, more people are being born = less fresh water.
In India a farmer that has family going back 1000 years on a plot of land is only allowed 4-5 hours of water a couple times a week while the Coca Cola
Plant next door is allowed unlimited access to that country's water. In other words, this Indian farmer's government has sold him out in favor of a
There is a major injust imbalance in the way our fresh water is being used.
Many people, particularly in America, don't see this crisis coming. Everyone again is hiding their head in the sand. This problem is not going
away, it's approaching and fast.
I remember when you could turn on the tap and get a drink of water without using the Brita Filter System. The water tasted really nice and to see
someone, anyone drinking bottled water was very rare. Now, it's common place to see everyone drinking bottled water and most tap water tastes
We as a species are pooping in the very bed we sleep in and that is not being foresightful.
Most people simply don't care, they don't think this issue will ever affect them.
I can see what is in this film coming to America as well within my grandchilds lifetime.
We have already seen how our government bailed out the banks here in America, we're going to allow the globally elite bankers to own our water today,
and our air and sunlight tomorrow.
[edit on 30-5-2010 by ofhumandescent]