posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 10:21 AM
Originally posted by karmajayne
Just another reason for big corporates to make more money off us and fill their pockets with more cash to fund their ridiculous lifestyles. Makes me
sick how can a person say this?.
The videos in the link is not in English, but it has subtitles, he talks about GMO foods and the privatization of water to the general public.
I didn't watch the video, but I *do* have a perspective here that you may not be aware of -- I'm somewhat active in local and national environmental
Three days ago, we had a "Town Hall" meeting on water rights here in Texas. What I learned is that water falling ON land falls under the legal
jurisdiction of the government of that area (to prevent what happened in the past, where someone dams up the creek and takes the water and leaves
towns below the dam hurting (or hostage to their water pricing)). Water UNDER the land belongs to the person who owns the land.
So there's a two-tier legal system (which makes water rights very complex here in America.) The guy can SAY whatever in the heck he likes, but he's
going to run head-on into a bunch of laws that will contradict his cute little play.
What the municipalities are beginning to look into is the idea that a certain amount of water each year should be free to EVERYONE (in other words, a
basic right.) But use beyond the basics (you're overwatering your lawn, for instance) gets charged at a hefty price.
This isn't in place -- it's one of many strategies that they are considering. They're asking for public feedback and I doubt anything will be put
in place within the next three years.