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Originally posted by sensfan
You guys just want our beer don't ya!!!! ;-)
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
But look, Sensfan, I deal in logic and fact (which pisses the heck out of most liberals), and the fact is, the majority of our beer is a total waste of good water.
Considering this, can you blame us? We are suffering from a beer crisis, and drastic measures are necessary.
There is nothing wrong with going to war for oil, and there is also nothing wrong with going to war for good beer.
Originally posted by AlexofSkye
Otts, thanks for the link. I wasn't aware of the series.
hehe this is the funniest thing I ahd read yet today. Why invade? We can just take it
Originally posted by Otts
Kidfinger - you betcha, I'm lethal! Sometimes I even have THREE beers in a row!
now all you need to support your claim is some statistics saying that the rest of the world is going to need more fresh water soon then we can get a discussion going
After signing the 1979 peace treaty with Israel, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said his nation will never go to war again, except to protect its water resources.
King Hussein of Jordan identified water as the only reason that might lead him to war with the Jewish state.
Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali warned bluntly that the next war in the area will be over water.
Middle Eastern nations have resorted to force over issues less serious than water.
Since the Madrid conference in 1991, Palestine-Israel negotiations and the now frozen negotiations with Syria have always stumbled over the issue of sharing water.
With the Israeli army in control prohibiting Palestinians from pumping water, and settlers using much more advanced pumping equipment, Palestinians complain of "daily theft" of as much as 80% of their underground water.
Ariel Sharon went on record saying that the Six Day War started because Syrian engineers were working on diverting part of the water flow away from Israel.
"People generally regard 5 June 1967 as the day the Six-day war began,'' he said.
"That is the official date. But, in reality, it started two-and-a-half years earlier, on the day Israel decided to act against the diversion of the
The present is dire: the future looks so grim it must be entirely unmanageable.
Cut it how you will, the picture that emerges from today's data and tomorrow's forecasts is so complex and appalling it can leave you feeling powerless.
The world cannot increase its supply of fresh water: all it can do is change the way it uses it.
Its population is going to go on increasing for some time before there is any prospect it will stabilise.
…Climate change will also have an effect on water - just what effect, though, nobody can really say.
Some regions will become drier, some wetter. Deserts may well spread and rivers shrink, but floods will also become more frequent.
Most of the world's water is already inaccessible, or comes in the form of storms and hurricanes to the wrong places at the wrong times.