Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Suicide Watch
(Planetary Division):
What Have They Done ...

We'reThe entire fucking planet (What do I care about you, people?) is running out of water:
Never has this reporter been so happy he won't live past 2040 or so, esp. since Coca/Nestlé want whatever's left, per the Pope:
The privatization of drinking water
“Even as the quality of available water is constantly diminishing, in some places there is a growing tendency, despite its scarcity, to privatize this resource, turning it into a commodity subject to the laws of the market. Yet access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights. Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a life consistent with their inalienable dignity. This debt can be paid partly by an increase in funding to provide clean water and sanitary services among the poor. But water continues to be wasted, not only in the developed world but also in developing countries which possess it in abundance. This shows that the problem of water is partly an educational and cultural issue, since there is little awareness of the seriousness of such behaviour within a context of great inequality.”
Should you outlive me, your choice will be this, or pay more than the market will bear for DaSani® or whatever NestléWatersNorthAmerica® sells in your sector.
By Tony Gutierrez, AP
Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across
a cracked lake bed in San Angelo, Texas.

1 comment:

mikey said...

The idea of 'wasting water' is every bit as misguided as the idea of a nation that has its own currency being 'unable to afford' a given expenditure. Water is a molecule composed of oxygen and hydrogen. If you poison it, you can distill it again. The natural cycle of evaporation returns the same poisoned water to pristine condition. Water doesn't disappear.

You have to, as a society, be willing to spend the money to preserve, protect and clean the water supply. Like carbon pollution, it's a simple problem made complex by greed. Spend the money, devote the community resources to the problem, and we know how to deal with it. When political ideologies prevent simple solutions, the society deserves to die...