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julianer Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:04 AM
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39. I read somewhere that the first
condition the world bank puts on loans is the privatisation of water sytems.

Here's a report on the process in Africa:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3148837.stm
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  -I had a very interesting conversation with my stepmom about Bush MrScorpio  Jul-28-05 02:29 AM   #0 
  - This is interesting  enigmatic   Jul-28-05 02:33 AM   #1 
  - I mean morose  MrScorpio   Jul-28-05 02:36 AM   #2 
     - This is good stuff  enigmatic   Jul-28-05 02:39 AM   #3 
        - That would be a good reason why Pappy sent his proxies  MrScorpio   Jul-28-05 02:44 AM   #6 
        - I always felt W was seriously jealous of his dad  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 02:46 AM   #7 
           - A drunken Dubya threatened to kick Pappy's ass once  MrScorpio   Jul-28-05 02:48 AM   #9 
           - yeah I read that in a few places  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 02:55 AM   #11 
              - I would never in a million years want to be a member of that family  MrScorpio   Jul-28-05 02:59 AM   #16 
                 - haha  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 03:04 AM   #19 
           - actually he was a coward and a loser pilot  NJCher   Jul-28-05 08:30 AM   #34 
           - Poppy is a much more clever criminal  CantGetFooledAgain   Jul-28-05 12:50 PM   #56 
  - See what happens when you let the inmates take over the asylum?  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-28-05 02:40 AM   #4 
  - I agree on all points  Lone_Star_Dem   Jul-28-05 02:44 AM   #5 
  - Greg Palast talks about that in "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy".  GOPisEvil   Jul-28-05 07:11 AM   #31 
  - Yep. Brilliant book  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-28-05 09:45 AM   #43 
  - FORTRESS CANADA!  IntravenousDemilo   Jul-28-05 06:18 PM   #64 
  - I've been saying freshwater is the next thing to go  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 02:48 AM   #8 
  - An interesting incident that she told me about  MrScorpio   Jul-28-05 02:53 AM   #10 
  - you have got to be effing kidding me!  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 02:57 AM   #14 
  - Actually, its not far fetched. The Romans used to harvest icebergs...  Robeson   Jul-28-05 03:14 AM   #24 
     - yeah what I meant was wild was the sending troops thing  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 03:18 AM   #26 
        - Understand....  Robeson   Jul-28-05 03:22 AM   #27 
  - Good God  enigmatic   Jul-28-05 02:59 AM   #15 
  - that and your reply have me about half freaked out  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 03:01 AM   #17 
     - The thing is that they have known this for years  MrScorpio   Jul-28-05 03:04 AM   #20 
     - I agree w/ this  enigmatic   Jul-28-05 03:08 AM   #22 
     - She's an internationally recognized authority on the subject  MrScorpio   Jul-28-05 03:10 AM   #23 
     - thanks for the article  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 03:15 AM   #25 
     - It scares me, too  enigmatic   Jul-28-05 03:06 AM   #21 
  - Don't the Saudi's have those huge desalinization plants...  FourStarDemocrat   Jul-28-05 09:00 AM   #37 
  - Bingo is it very expensive  MrScorpio   Jul-28-05 07:55 PM   #67 
  - it's not a scheme, Saudi Arabia does it quite often  WMliberal   Jul-28-05 10:07 PM   #69 
  - Yep  enigmatic   Jul-28-05 02:56 AM   #12 
  - We've gotten "official looking" letters  DUgosh   Jul-28-05 02:56 AM   #13 
  - my dad used to drill wells  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 03:02 AM   #18 
  - Book recommendation  MountainLaurel   Jul-28-05 09:54 AM   #46 
     - Reading this thread...I thought the same thing = Clive Cussler novel  tyedyeto   Jul-29-05 02:30 AM   #71 
  - A withdrawal in 06  necso   Jul-28-05 04:06 AM   #28 
  - I have been saying this for years on the water.  izzie   Jul-28-05 05:05 AM   #29 
  - Again, "Three Days of the Condor" is prescient.  Hissyspit   Jul-28-05 07:14 AM   #32 
     - Got it here...  mcscajun   Jul-28-05 05:54 PM   #62 
        - Thanks! If Higgins does not mention water then there is another movie  Hissyspit   Jul-29-05 02:40 AM   #73 
  - kick  Wetzelbill   Jul-28-05 06:41 AM   #30 
  - Water - This is a BIG issue  dmr   Jul-28-05 08:14 AM   #33 
  - As a Michigander, I'm scared for our lakes.  knitter4democracy   Jul-28-05 08:51 AM   #35 
  - With the amount of pollutants who would want it?  Jara sang   Jul-28-05 09:01 AM   #38 
  - Sadly, that's true.  knitter4democracy   Jul-28-05 10:39 AM   #50 
  - Great Lakes are the new Middle East? Yipes! nt  SmokingJacket   Jul-28-05 09:11 AM   #40 
  - Water Resources Development Act of 1986  dmr   Jul-28-05 12:20 PM   #54 
     - Yes!!!!  knitter4democracy   Jul-28-05 06:14 PM   #63 
  - Thanks for the info, dmr.  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-28-05 08:59 AM   #36 
  - I read somewhere that the first  julianer   Jul-28-05 09:04 AM   #39 
  - Thanks for the link  dmr   Jul-28-05 12:29 PM   #55 
     - It's an international organisation  julianer   Jul-29-05 03:11 AM   #76 
  - ENRON's next business was WATER. Look up Azurix.  elehhhhna   Jul-28-05 12:02 PM   #53 
  - Also keep your eye on Bechtel. n/t  rucky   Jul-28-05 07:35 PM   #65 
     - & probably Fluor.  elehhhhna   Jul-28-05 08:49 PM   #68 
  - World Bank = Wolfowitz these days.  tyedyeto   Jul-29-05 02:33 AM   #72 
  - This is frightening. The fresh water ownership thing is chilling.  blondeatlast   Jul-28-05 09:29 AM   #41 
  - american armed forces should have never cowed...  bridgit   Jul-28-05 09:42 AM   #42 
  - KICK!  TheGoldenRule   Jul-28-05 09:49 AM   #44 
  - My last semester of college  Tyrone Slothrop   Jul-28-05 09:50 AM   #45 
  - My father has been buying up water company stocks  Patiod   Jul-28-05 09:55 AM   #47 
  - good luck with that 'direction thing'...  bridgit   Jul-28-05 09:59 AM   #48 
  - Black Elk predicted a horrible, horrible 'thirst'  IndyOp   Jul-28-05 10:35 AM   #49 
  - STEP parents Rock!  GalleryGod   Jul-28-05 10:42 AM   #51 
  - shit  sakabatou   Jul-28-05 10:53 AM   #52 
  - It's starting here already. (Private owners buying up muni H2O systems)  greyhound1966   Jul-28-05 12:52 PM   #57 
  - Wow, MrScorpio..Please make sure your step-mom stays well....  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-28-05 01:15 PM   #58 
  - Very interesting Mr.Scorpio  Democracy White   Jul-28-05 01:24 PM   #59 
  - We have privatized most of our Commons -  CrispyQGirl   Jul-28-05 02:47 PM   #60 
  - "Rumsfeld is anticipating pulling the troops out of Iraq in '06"...  donheld   Jul-28-05 03:12 PM   #61 
  - Don't tell Novak about your Stepmom...  rucky   Jul-28-05 07:37 PM   #66 
  - Wana hear something TOTALLY FREAKY about water?  Beam Me Up   Jul-29-05 01:52 AM   #70 
  - Water privatization is already well underway  RummyTheDummy   Jul-29-05 02:50 AM   #74 
  - What a sleezebag  dmr   Jul-29-05 04:56 AM   #77 
  - They've suspected a fight over freshwater supplies  xmas74   Jul-29-05 03:03 AM   #75 
 

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