Nestlé CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized – Not A Human Right

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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 11:17 PM
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and then the government will tax the sunset...




posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 05:49 PM
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Here in the UK, Margaret Thatcher privatised our water supply back in the 80's along with a whole host of other government run services, we've been paying for water ever since.
My bills are around £400 a year for a two bedroomed bungalow. Makes me sick paying for something that is a basic human right. And we now have the tory's back in power... after they've finished destroying our NHS, our welfare state system and making cuts to services like school buses etc they'll probably start charging us for the air that we breath! Very very sad...



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by catgtr33
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Here in the UK, Margaret Thatcher privatised our water supply back in the 80's along with a whole host of other government run services, we've been paying for water ever since.

So water was free before Thatcher. I never knew that.


My bills are around £400 a year for a two bedroomed bungalow.

So for the price of a pint and a half of lager a week, you have limitless quantities of safe water, and safe disposal of all waste water. Seems like good (and probably excellent) value to me.


Makes me sick paying for something that is a basic human right.

How do you feel about having to pay for the food on your plate or the roof over your head?


after they've finished destroying our NHS, our welfare state system

Well they're not doing a very good job of that, then, are they?



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 11:51 AM
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Water is already partly privatized, every time you purchase bottled water, you buy it from a private company, not saying that all water should be privatized and considered food though. Water is an essential part of life and should alway be considered a right to have it.



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by lacrimoniousfinale
Originally posted by catgtr33
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Here in the UK, Margaret Thatcher privatised our water supply back in the 80's along with a whole host of other government run services, we've been paying for water ever since.
So water was free before Thatcher. I never knew that.


Yes it was run by the government as a free service.


My bills are around £400 a year for a two bedroomed bungalow.
So for the price of a pint and a half of lager a week, you have limitless quantities of safe water, and safe disposal of all waste water. Seems like good (and probably excellent) value to me.


Actually it works out more than a pint and a half of larger a week (up north anyway), I don't drink because of the medication I have to take that would completely destroy my liver, but I still know the cost from buying drinks for family members on a Sunday lunch out. It costs a set amount a week for council tenants, but those on a water meter pay roughly 2-4 times that amount depending on the size of the family, even if those family's are on low incomes. As I am on a water meter I do not get a limitless supply of water, I have to be extremely mindful of the amount I use, including using water butts to use the hose etc. We even get charged an extra £30-40 a quarter for rainfall that falls on our property (anything for an extra few billion profit per year).


Makes me sick paying for something that is a basic human right.
How do you feel about having to pay for the food on your plate or the roof over your head?


To be honest, paying for a roof over your head and food on the table is not the problem. The problem is greedy corporations that charge far too much for water, gas and electricity, they are the main problem to poor and working class households, that have very little left for food etc once they have paid the energy and water bills especially when they keep rising the costs more than triple the percentage of the national minimum wage rises. For someone that is disabled with a disabled child and an ill husband who cares for us can barely get by, then THAT becomes my problem!


after they've finished destroying our NHS, our welfare state system
Well they're not doing a very good job of that, then, are they?


Yes they are not doing a very good job and if your working class and cannot afford private health care you can be left waiting up to 3 months to see a doctor at a practice that has been taken over by a private corporation such as Virgin (yes they have actually been buying up medical practices along with a couple of others and are not doing a very good job as seen on dispatches) Cameron promised not to touch the NHS yet he has, selling off and privatising parts of it he can get away with. Our welfare state has been turned up side down since the Tory's got in again and ATOS (a private company that handles the ESA claims) have been linked and therefore responsible for approximately 43 deaths a month of ill and disabled people they have refused ESA to, due to the medical questions being set up to contradict and deny access (which has been proven by staff coming forward out of guilt). The media portray benefit fraud as this huge problem, yet the statistics are only 1% of claims in the UK are actually fraudulent, this is why people in wheelchairs have been attacked recently which is completely down the the media spin doctors exaggerating benefit fraud way out of it's 1% proportion and deliberately targeting disabled people as the problem, mainly because the majority of disabled people cannot defend themselves. What they don't tell you is that so many billion per year in benefits are paid to overseas claimant's. How I see it is if you leave the UK you should forfeit your right to claim, yet they still pay people in European countries. Where is the sense and reason in that?

So if you still have a problem with what I had to say then that is your prerogative, but I stand by what I say from years of experience, working (with an upper band working class wage) and in the last few years having no choice to claim disability as I am too ill to work which is verified by specialists. I see our country being ripped apart every time the Tory's get in power, their goal always seems to be protecting the aristocracy and what they can cut or sell off to line their pockets further.
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posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 03:59 PM
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If this is true about Nestle, then I say....lets all drink a bottle of their water and then send them a jar of the urine created afterwards, in protest. It is water, afterall. I remember when I was a nurse, we had to ask patients every morning if they passed "water" during the night so as we could chart their intake and output.


I couldn't keep up with all the posts and didn't read all of them so if this has already been suggested, my bad.



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 09:15 PM
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Maybe im crazy, but if you pay a utility to deliver your water isnt that the same as paying a company to deliver bottle water to the stores? I mean your essentially paying for both right?

Same thing, different MO. Your still paying for someone to clean said water and deliver it to a location.....bottled or not.


Understand?



posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by aivlas
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What are the costs of delivering oxygen to a population?


Oxygen is too dangerous on its own... Air, on the other hand is not difficult to handle. We could deliver it, scrubbed and clean, very cheaply through pipelines in the same way that we deliver water. It could also be compressed for providing air in our transport systems (in trains there could be 'aired' carriages, for those who could afford the premium). The toxins removed from the air would simply be released back into the atmosphere for poor people to breathe.

Of course there would also be a need for some kind of portable personal air supply .



posted on May, 6 2013 @ 01:50 PM
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I don't know why I seem to have the last word on so many issues... Is it because Americans (as is believed in Britain) don't understand irony?



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Meh, started working again and forgot to check my messages.

That's fair enough, people already pay for oxygen in bars I just think that a system like we have for water is a laughable idea right now with out some major changes.



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 12:06 PM
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Air is not a right it is a privilege. Just look at the mess China has done to itself. Oxygen in a bottle coming to a 7 Eleven near you.



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 04:23 AM
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You can't hold a job or a position of power when you are insane. I feel for this mans condition, one can only hope that he can live a full life.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by seeker1963
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All the more reason for everyone to protest and NEVER purchase another product produced by Nestle Corporation!

As a matter of fact, they are now on my list of products that I will refuse to purchase!


EDIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As a matter of fact, I just did a google of Nestle owned water companies, and here is what I got! Go down the page, and you will see all of the water brands that Nestle sells by country along with other Nestle products!

Nestle owned products
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Thank you for that post! Boycott these individual products with your dollars. I looked on the list, and there just happen to be products that I bought in the past that I would rather not have purchased. I noticed if you read the fine print on the labels, that it clearly states that they are a Nestle product (in almost all cases).





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