What in the world is Barack Obama thinking? At a time when the United States is facing the greatest water crisis that it has ever known, Obama is allowing water from the Great Lakes to be drained, bottled and shipped to China and other countries around the globe.
Right now, the Great Lakes hold approximately 21 percent of the total supply of fresh water in the entire world. Considering the fact that global water supplies are becoming extremely tight, that is an invaluable resource. One recent UN report projected that two-thirds of the people in the world will be dealing with “water stress” and 1.8 billion people will be facing “absolute water scarcity” by the year 2025. So why are we allowing foreign corporations such as Nestle to make millions upon millions of dollars pumping water out of the Great Lakes and selling it overseas? Considering the massive worldwide water crisis that we know is coming in the years ahead, shouldn’t we be doing everything that we can to protect this precious natural resource?
“Plunging water levels are beyond anyone’s control,” says another expert, James Weakley. But in one of our most popular posts, last year we warned, “Lake Michigan water is being shipped by boat loads over to China! By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 to $1.8 million per day profit.”
I'm going to say that this story is either bs or at the very least oversensationalized. For instance, the articles seem to be laying this at the feet of Obama, even though (according to the articles) it is Nestle doing this by taking advantage of a legal loophole so therefore, not the government.edit on 17-12-2013 by Krazysh0t because: (no reason given)
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So is just about every other way corporations make money these days. Are we going to lay offshore tax havens, low wages, the derivatives market, and other things all at Obama's feet too?
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You are changing the subject. I said that you cannot lay this at Obama's feet not whether or not I would exploit loopholes given the opportunity.
You didn't bring it up, the article did. That is what I was addressing.edit on 17-12-2013 by Krazysh0t because: (no reason given)
the total volume (measured at the low water datum) is 5,439 cubic miles (22,671 km)
Let's see. Obama is causing this, you say. The problem is that the shipping is happening under the 2006 Great Lakes Compact. And the President in 2006 was....... (drumroll please)...? So the whole premise of your post is a lie. A slanderous lie. And Nestle, the company doing the bottling, is a Swiss concern, not Chinese.