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Message in a Plastic Bottle! No Water Unless You Have Money?


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Bernard
- 602 days ago - marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com
How did we go from establishing our civilizations around rivers, deifying water and understanding it as the sacred element of life that it is to the current condition that we exist as? Water as a Human Right? NEVER!!!



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Dave C. (227)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:10 pm
greed kills.....clean, safe water should be for everyone......
 

Lynn C. (94)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:28 pm
ty
 

Pogle S. (88)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:32 pm
I count myself fortunate to live in England, swamped as it is in water!
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:18 pm
Thank you for this post Bernard.
Agreed - Water is a Human Right!!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:52 pm
Thanks.
 

Anette S. (23)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:30 pm
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:49 pm
"Human beings cannot survive without water yet over 1 Billion people lack access to potable drinking water which is the first cause of death due to people having to drink from polluted rivers and lakes where all forms of waste and bacteria exist." ------------ How DESPICABLE! Those of us fortunate enough to just unthinkingly turn on the knob and have clean drinking water...are so VERY fortunate. What if it was an impossibility to even have the basics???
 

EDWARD G. MRKVICKA (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:19 pm
read and noted on 4-28-13 it's a shame that humans need to fight for the right for clean water everyone that i know in any shape or form rely and need water as does our wildlife seems that greed has taken over and thats not right nor fair water has been a human right generation after generation we all need to fight greed tooth and nail and show these greedy corporations that we will not stand for this.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:38 pm
It sucks, but there's a good reason why access to potable water is not considered a human right:

Natural bodies of water are not normally potable. It takes labour and materials to keep people from getting sick by drinking water, and we don't really have a right to demand that others do labour and consume materials which they own on our behalf without compensation. Either they get paid, they don't work, or we're talking about slavery. If we don't have the money to pay, then we get to chose between slavery and a right to water. I wish potable water were something to which people would have access in the absence of others' active intervention. Then it could possibly be considered a human right. Still, I am glad to see what progress is being made and wish more could be done to provide people with a steady clean water-supply.
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:45 am
Waste no more plastic bottles or water
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:32 am
Yep and then there's fracking that has taken 100 billion gallons of water out of the resource pool. Fresh water only accounts for 3% at best of the total amount of planetary resources; the remainder being saline. 20% of the fresh water is found in the Great Lakes which companies like Nestle find no problem in bottling and selling it for a profit to customers like the PRC which never returned the water or was made to even though Nestle was fined. Water is the next commodity and wars will be fought over it as we continue to overpopulate and use the earth's resources like a plague.
 

Nancy M. (202)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:49 am
Great article, Thanks.
 

Patricia H. (454)
Monday April 29, 2013, 9:33 am
great post,thanks for sharing
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday April 29, 2013, 12:11 pm
Thank you.
 

Sunette Spies (11)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:16 am
Noted
 
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