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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-08 04:01 PM
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3. More proof that we've become too stupid to live.
Allowing any person or privately controlled company to "own" an essential, limited, resource like water is just begging to be abused. Unlike food, which is produced (and requires water), and is therefore not (reasonably) finite and can be produced by virtually anybody, fresh water is demonstrably finite, universally essential, and scarce, so it should be one of the most obvious of the "commons" (see Thom Hartmann) shared by each member of our societies.

Letting a parasite like Pickens control this supply is idiocy in itself.

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  -"T. Boone Pickens thinks water is the new oiland he's betting $100 million that he's right " rainbow4321  Aug-17-08 03:44 PM   #0 
  - classic Pickens M.O. n/t  MBS   Aug-17-08 03:48 PM   #1 
  - WATER IS NOT A COMMODITY  derby378   Aug-17-08 04:00 PM   #2 
  - Henceforth, water is NOT oil. And we ought not let that terminology become acceptable...n/t  Dover   Aug-18-08 02:30 AM   #19 
     - It really makes me fume  avaistheone1   Aug-18-08 09:51 PM   #29 
  - More proof that we've become too stupid to live.  greyhound1966   Aug-17-08 04:01 PM   #3 
  - Tank Girl, call your office, W&P is Back!  MikeNearMcChord   Aug-17-08 04:06 PM   #4 
  - tank girl? you mean this tank girl?  madrchsod   Aug-17-08 04:55 PM   #10 
  - RevMoon owns all the land above world's largest aquifer in Paraguay. Bush's buddies are now snowing  blm   Aug-17-08 04:12 PM   #5 
  - Only thing is, I don't think civilians in Cochabamba were allowed to own guns...  derby378   Aug-17-08 04:29 PM   #7 
     - They're not 'trying' to do it....they're DOING it.  Dover   Aug-18-08 02:37 AM   #20 
        - Agreed, there's nothing but tough talk followed by...  Naturyl   Aug-19-08 04:07 AM   #43 
  - Its a great article  MiniMe   Aug-17-08 04:26 PM   #6 
  - Pickens "can use eminent domain to sue landowners for condemnation of their property"  rainbow4321   Aug-17-08 04:45 PM   #8 
  - Instead of Pickin' only on Pickens, why not ask the candidates and congress critters  Dover   Aug-17-08 04:53 PM   #9 
  - Start a thread and scare the crap out of this forum - unfortunately, that's what it will take, as  blm   Aug-18-08 09:41 AM   #23 
  - Water has been politicized since the Depression  XOKCowboy   Aug-18-08 09:50 PM   #28 
  - water IS the new oil and it should NOT BE PRIVATIZED. Letting a jackass like Pickins...  Triana   Aug-17-08 05:01 PM   #11 
  - Stop repeating their 'talking point' or slogan. Water is NOT oil.  Dover   Aug-19-08 06:41 AM   #44 
  - Guaranteed to happen if McCain becomes president.  gatorboy   Aug-17-08 05:21 PM   #12 
  - How do you know where Obama stands on this? He's been buttered up too.  Dover   Aug-18-08 02:20 AM   #17 
     - Good question.  gatorboy   Aug-18-08 09:17 AM   #22 
     - Listen to the Thom Hartmann radio show.  avaistheone1   Aug-18-08 10:17 PM   #34 
        - Is he running for office?,,,n/t  Dover   Aug-19-08 03:35 AM   #41 
  - Counties and Cities sell water for profit, why shouldn't individuals?  bushmeat   Aug-17-08 08:19 PM   #13 
  - So true. What we need are state and national policies that prevent that abuse.  Dover   Aug-18-08 02:47 AM   #21 
  - The Oglalla Aquifer  blogslut   Aug-17-08 09:33 PM   #14 
  - I think what we might begin to see in this country is a state 'nationalizing of resources' movement.  Dover   Aug-18-08 02:24 AM   #18 
  - We need this info seen, blogslut. Put up a thread on this.  blm   Aug-18-08 09:43 AM   #24 
  - This video explains it quite nicely  blogslut   Aug-18-08 09:17 PM   #26 
     - You have got to press this into the minds of more Dems. Even many DUers think Pickens' is a savior  blm   Aug-19-08 07:44 AM   #47 
        - Give me time  blogslut   Aug-19-08 08:09 AM   #48 
  - It's also a finite resource..  XOKCowboy   Aug-18-08 09:56 PM   #30 
  - It's no accident either, that the Bush family bought land atop the largest fresh water...  bridgit   Aug-17-08 11:33 PM   #15 
  - excellent post.....  blm   Aug-19-08 07:28 AM   #45 
  - None of this is a problem that five million people armed with machetes  cliffordu   Aug-18-08 02:05 AM   #16 
  - fair enough...  bridgit   Aug-18-08 08:49 PM   #25 
  - What are these geniuses going to do when every aquifer in the south west  gbrooks   Aug-18-08 09:40 PM   #27 
  - Evaporation is a bitch  XOKCowboy   Aug-18-08 09:58 PM   #31 
     - And no known means that I know of for restoring salinated soils once they're been contaminated.  gbrooks   Aug-18-08 10:14 PM   #33 
        - Very true..  XOKCowboy   Aug-18-08 10:22 PM   #36 
           - You rocky mountain and central plains folks also have to be on  gbrooks   Aug-18-08 10:30 PM   #38 
              - Here is an excellent article about it..  XOKCowboy   Aug-18-08 10:44 PM   #39 
                 - Meanwhile up here in the Fraser Valley we have converted farmland  gbrooks   Aug-18-08 11:01 PM   #40 
  - This man is a CRIMINAL - selling for profit that which belongs to us all  Paint It Black   Aug-18-08 10:00 PM   #32 
  - I've heard that said before, and heard that private entities  notmyprez   Aug-18-08 10:19 PM   #35 
  - He has been trying to buy/steal  BareNakedLiberal   Aug-18-08 10:22 PM   #37 
  - Insane... just insane.  Naturyl   Aug-19-08 04:02 AM   #42 
  - And this explains his "terrific" new energy plan.  kcass1954   Aug-19-08 07:35 AM   #46 
     - Beware the GREEN PAINTED TROJAN HORSE. The green paint is extremely thin.  blm   Aug-19-08 05:44 PM   #49 

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