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   Nestle CEO declares water "food that should be privatized, and not a human right"

19 Apr 2013 04:05 AM   |   15725 clicks   |   American Live Wire
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KimNorth     
OMG!!!! I knew this was coming and I knew when I seen this guy in the stock market had all these water sources under his belt and he was buying up more that he was up to trying to make water the next oil.

Take our guns, take our water rights and now they are telling us our children don't belong to the parents they belong to the Government...WTF IS GOING ON????!!!!


//Going to bed, night.

18 Apr 2013 08:54 PM
AdolfOliverPanties     
This pain makes a claim on rain that's insane.

18 Apr 2013 08:58 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
This inhuman sh*tstain and his ilk will be the cause of civilizations' ultimate collapse

/If they're allowed to have their way, Soylent Green will become a reality

18 Apr 2013 09:05 PM
ktybear     
Comments: Django "fark you you greedy piece of shiat " 82 upvotes

/brilliant

18 Apr 2013 09:09 PM
Nabb1    [TotalFark]  
Oh, that's going to happen. He may as well have started arguing about putting the tooth fairy in charge.

18 Apr 2013 09:11 PM
cman    [TotalFark]  
Even I lack the words to make a pathetic excuse for you

18 Apr 2013 09:13 PM
santadog    [TotalFark]  
2007 the reports started about Nestle draining water supplies.  This is not shocking news.

http://www.alternet.org/story/52526/ rural_communities_exploited_by_n es tle_for_your_bottled_water

18 Apr 2013 09:21 PM
santadog    [TotalFark]  
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18 Apr 2013 09:24 PM
This About That    [TotalFark]  
Well, the 1% are already happy to watch you starve. Watching you die of thirst is just a small step further. Does it surprise anyone that the 1% think this way? It surprises me only a little that this scumbag will say it publicly.

18 Apr 2013 09:25 PM
Aarontology     
These people are going to eventually overstep so far, the "socialism" they scream about now is going to seem like laissez faire.

18 Apr 2013 09:27 PM
xxmedium     
First thought: Someone has taken something out of context

<Started watching video>

Second thought: Someone has mistranslated

<Continues watching>

Third thought: This is a satirical piece or just straight up fraudulent

'Cause if isn't, I really don't know where to go from here.

18 Apr 2013 09:28 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

xxmedium: First thought: Someone has taken something out of context

<Started watching video>

Second thought: Someone has mistranslated

<Continues watching>

Third thought: This is a satirical piece or just straight up fraudulent

'Cause if isn't, I really don't know where to go from here.


Polish off La Lune. It's time for us to get a head in life.

18 Apr 2013 09:41 PM
Nadie_AZ    [TotalFark]  
I seem to recall Coca Cola having a similar stance.

18 Apr 2013 09:45 PM
Frederick    [TotalFark]  
His contemporaries are going to be pissed he said these things before the plebes were sufficiently conditioned to accept it.

You cant just throw the frogs into the boiling pot.

18 Apr 2013 09:52 PM
panfried     
I wonder what effect the already countless billions of gallons of bottled fresh water has on the overall  global climate.  Not a tree hugger, but it's hard to believe that removing this resource from the  environment whose very existence depends, is a bad idea.

18 Apr 2013 10:13 PM
KimNorth     

panfried: I wonder what effect the already countless billions of gallons of bottled fresh water has on the overall  global climate.  Not a tree hugger, but it's hard to believe that removing this resource from the  environment whose very existence depends, is a bad idea.


What? The effect is I live....because I drink it as needed to live....???

18 Apr 2013 10:20 PM
panfried     

KimNorth: panfried: I wonder what effect the already countless billions of gallons of bottled fresh water has on the overall  global climate.  Not a tree hugger, but it's hard to believe that removing this resource from the  environment whose very existence depends, is a bad idea.

What? The effect is I live....because I drink it as needed to live....???


Not consumption,  I'm talking about putting so much water into sealed containers where it is temporarily no longer a part of the environment.

18 Apr 2013 10:39 PM
puffy999     
Yeah, you just try that, sir. Try to privatize water. You, and your family, and your family's family will all be hung from bridges.

Oil is a drop in the bucket compared to water. Man has fought for oil in the recent past, but man has always fought for water.

18 Apr 2013 10:53 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
So you're going to try to privatize something that covers 2/3 of the earth in some way shape or form?

Yeah good luck with that.

18 Apr 2013 10:55 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
On a positive note, he did say that cutting people's work hours is wrong.

18 Apr 2013 11:38 PM
Precious Roy's Horse Dividers    [TotalFark]  
As an employee of a major water company, I am not getting a kick out of TFA

19 Apr 2013 12:30 AM
This About That    [TotalFark]  

xxmedium: I really don't know where to go from here.


Eventually, we all become slaves by another name.

19 Apr 2013 12:31 AM
12349876     

SilentStrider: So you're going to try to privatize something that covers 2/3 of the earth in some way shape or form?

Yeah good luck with that.


I encourage you to prove this point by only drinking sea water for the next month.

/potable water is much, much rarer
//and right now it's incredibly energy intensive to purify dirty/salty water

19 Apr 2013 12:41 AM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  
Why does this sound vaguely familiar?

Ah. Right. That illustrious venture.

Had forgotten which branch of Enron Jeb was in.

19 Apr 2013 12:48 AM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

12349876: SilentStrider: So you're going to try to privatize something that covers 2/3 of the earth in some way shape or form?

Yeah good luck with that.

I encourage you to prove this point by only drinking sea water for the next month.

/potable water is much, much rarer
//and right now it's incredibly energy intensive to purify dirty/salty water


If only there were some large source of energy you could tap daily for free.

19 Apr 2013 12:49 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

puffy999: Yeah, you just try that, sir. Try to privatize water. You, and your family, and your family's family will all be hung from bridges.

Oil is a drop in the bucket compared to water. Man has fought for oil in the recent past, but man has always fought for water.


THIS IS NOT A NEW DEVELOPMENT.

Actually, if you read that Vanity Fair article from six years ago, it outlines this man's thinking to a "T".  Water isn't a commodity, but clean water is.  They argue that without an economic incentive to provide it, no one will.   Unfortunately, that argument is borne out in some parts of the world.  If your government isn't providing clean water, then you can come in and make a killing by providing it for a price.

Naturally, once you turn over your water supply to a company, the slippery slope literally begins.  They don't have to provide you with clean water, frequently don't, and you're left paying a fortune for what you already had:  dirty farking water.

19 Apr 2013 12:52 AM
panfried     

doglover: 12349876: SilentStrider: So you're going to try to privatize something that covers 2/3 of the earth in some way shape or form?

Yeah good luck with that.

I encourage you to prove this point by only drinking sea water for the next month.

/potable water is much, much rarer
//and right now it's incredibly energy intensive to purify dirty/salty water

If only there were some large source of energy you could tap daily for free.


SHHHhh. Don't say that too loud, they'll find a way to privatize sun light. Mayby try to sell and tax it by calling it SOLAR ENERGY.. Oh shiat...

19 Apr 2013 12:53 AM
12349876     

doglover: 12349876: SilentStrider: So you're going to try to privatize something that covers 2/3 of the earth in some way shape or form?

Yeah good luck with that.

I encourage you to prove this point by only drinking sea water for the next month.

/potable water is much, much rarer
//and right now it's incredibly energy intensive to purify dirty/salty water

If only there were some large source of energy you could tap daily for free.


There's a reason why I said RIGHT NOW.  Right now means right now means right now, a technological breakthrough might be just around the corner, BUT,  our solar/wind infrastructure is nowhere near where it needs to be to clean up enough water to grow enough crops to sustain our current world population.

19 Apr 2013 01:05 AM
BarkingUnicorn     
CEO of world's biggest food company thinks of everything in terms of food.  Big surprise.

He did not call for ownership of all potable water by businesses.  He pointed out that water "for the normal population" IS treated as a foodstuff, bought and sold.  How many of you dug your own wells and hauled water out of them with your own hands, paying no one for help or tools? Homeowners know that water isn't free.  Apartment dwellers who think water is free don't understand rent. He also said that options need to be worked out "for people who cannot access water" through the normal markets, and that there are many ways to do so.

The video segment about water starts at 2:00 and is only about 1:45 long.  Watch it instead of reading a couple of bullshiat sentences written by a sketchy blogger.

19 Apr 2013 01:08 AM
BarkingUnicorn     

MisterTweak: Why does this sound vaguely familiar?

Ah. Right. That illustrious venture.

Had forgotten which branch of Enron Jeb was in.


" the people own water. That's why water utilities charge customers for disposing of waste water instead of for the water itself. "

Really? Florida will give me all the fresh water I want for free and charge only to empty my toilet?  Everywhere else I've lived, there were separate charges for fresh water and sewer service.

19 Apr 2013 01:16 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

BarkingUnicorn: How many of you dug your own wells and hauled water out of them with your own hands, paying no one for help or tools?


I didn't dig it, but I sure as shiat paid a fortune for a 275 foot well to replace our old cistern system.

I'll admit, once we were all done I got a little wasteful with it.  I felt like I'd earned it.  That wore off, though.

19 Apr 2013 01:16 AM
calbert    [TotalFark]  
this is an old video. old. old.

Brabek stepped down as CEO in 2008.

19 Apr 2013 01:18 AM
calbert    [TotalFark]  
and for those who are really concerned about this, and not just internet outrage because this has been on Reddit for the last week,

this video is from a 2005 documentary, We Feed the World by Erwin Wagenhofer.

his views on water have been widely known for at least a decade (and have been greenlit here before) and he actually has the same views about air quality.

19 Apr 2013 01:31 AM
Revek     
Yup another douche out of contact with reality.  This comes from them thinking that perception is reality.  They really start to believe how they perceive things is how things are.  they don't question their perceptions and thus end up sounding like complete idiots.

19 Apr 2013 02:15 AM
Philbb    [TotalFark]  

Revek: Yup another douche out of contact with reality.  This comes from them thinking that perception is reality.  They really start to believe how they perceive things is how things are.  they don't question their perceptions and thus end up sounding like complete idiots.


That explains him also being a job creationist.

19 Apr 2013 02:21 AM
BarkingUnicorn     

Lsherm: BarkingUnicorn: How many of you dug your own wells and hauled water out of them with your own hands, paying no one for help or tools?

I didn't dig it, but I sure as shiat paid a fortune for a 275 foot well to replace our old cistern system.

I'll admit, once we were all done I got a little wasteful with it.  I felt like I'd earned it.  That wore off, though.


Do you let anybody have as much water as they want, or do you keep it privatized?

19 Apr 2013 03:17 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

BarkingUnicorn: Lsherm: BarkingUnicorn: How many of you dug your own wells and hauled water out of them with your own hands, paying no one for help or tools?

I didn't dig it, but I sure as shiat paid a fortune for a 275 foot well to replace our old cistern system.

I'll admit, once we were all done I got a little wasteful with it.  I felt like I'd earned it.  That wore off, though.

Do you let anybody have as much water as they want, or do you keep it privatized?


I'm on 45 acres, so I'm not in a position to sell it, nor is the well pump big enough to provide enough to sell.

But I get your point - my water is privatized.  If the world ends tomorrow and I'm running the generator to pull water out of the ground, I'm not letting anyone have it.  It's MINE!  I can use it to barter for more gas for the generator.

19 Apr 2013 03:25 AM
Trocadero     

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Now that was an awesome movie.
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Of course kids wouldn't get the reference.

19 Apr 2013 04:10 AM
Bad_ad85     
Yeah, I got the impression he's a member of 'put value on stuff so it isn't considered worthless' school of thought.

19 Apr 2013 04:11 AM
Peki     
Old news.

Hasn't Goldman-Sachs been throwing that advert around for a while now that says, "Are you ready for water to become a global commodity?"

/seriously, if you didn't see this one coming, you haven't been paying attention

19 Apr 2013 04:13 AM
J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski    [TotalFark]  
What office/position does he hold where he gets to make decisions about this? None? Okay, let's keep it that way and move on.

19 Apr 2013 04:15 AM
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich     
I've traveled to a couple countries like Thailand and Indonesia where you just don't drink the water. Nestle has a pretty sizable share of the market going. You can pick up a bottle of water at any convenience store for a quarter or so, and they make smaller plastic cups with foil lids that are often bought for tourist places to give out or sell.

If Thailand was able to improve their water quality to the point where people could drink tap water without an expensive filtration system, it would be a huge loss for them.

19 Apr 2013 04:15 AM
untaken_name     

Revek: Yup another douche out of contact with reality.  This comes from them thinking that perception is reality.  They really start to believe how they perceive things is how things are.  they don't question their perceptions and thus end up sounding like complete idiots.


Out of touch with reality? Like someone who thinks that clean water is magically provided for free by turning on a tap? Like that, you mean?

19 Apr 2013 04:16 AM
GreenSun     
Air should be privatized, too! Let's see how he feels after he gets sued for "stealing air" just because someone got the legal rights to make money out of it first.

19 Apr 2013 04:17 AM
J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski    [TotalFark]  

untaken_name: Revek: Yup another douche out of contact with reality.  This comes from them thinking that perception is reality.  They really start to believe how they perceive things is how things are.  they don't question their perceptions and thus end up sounding like complete idiots.

Out of touch with reality? Like someone who thinks that clean water is magically provided for free by turning on a tap? Like that, you mean?


What utopia do you live in? I personally pay my heavily socialized (thank god) water system for water.

19 Apr 2013 04:18 AM
BarkingUnicorn     
That translucent globe below is all the fresh water on Earth; 2.5% of all water.  About 70% of fresh water is tied up in glaciers and snowcover.

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19 Apr 2013 04:19 AM
fisker    [TotalFark]  
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19 Apr 2013 04:20 AM
Archie Goodwin     
Dear Nestle CEO,

Go bury your head in a bucket of shiat.

Sincerely,

The People.

19 Apr 2013 04:20 AM
my herniated disc    [TotalFark]  
Nestle has done a lot of good in the world, especially in the third world. I have complete faith in their ability to fairly manage the planet's water for the benefit of humankind.

19 Apr 2013 04:20 AM
untaken_name     

pedobearapproved: What utopia do you live in? I personally pay my heavily socialized (thank god) water system for water.


Paying for water...hmm...sounds pretty much like what he's advocating. You must be evil.

19 Apr 2013 04:21 AM
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