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Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck: “Access to water should not be a public right.”

Do you believe water is a basic human right? According to Nestlé CEO water is a foodstuff that should be privatized, not a human right. Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck says that with the global population rising water is not a public right, but a resource that should be managed by businessmen. Please do share your thoughts.

by Anonymousreply 8704/21/2013

Don't tell me, he's a BIG Ayn Rand fan.

by Anonymousreply 104/18/2013

oops forgot to sign

by Anonymousreply 304/18/2013

And let's not forget oxygen. Shouldn't be a public right either. Working on the patent now...

by Anonymousreply 404/18/2013

Well, I won't be having a Crunch Bar any time soon.

by Anonymousreply 504/18/2013

Water isn't a public right. You have to pay for it just like food.

by Anonymousreply 604/18/2013

The authors of "Urinetown" were quite prophetic.

by Anonymousreply 704/18/2013

In some jurisdictions out west, you are prevented from keeping the rain that falls on your home and property. You must allow it to flow off your property to join other runoff.

In other words, you can't keep the water that flows off your roof to water your vegetables or lawn.

Ain't that some shit?!

by Anonymousreply 804/18/2013

Ah, spoken like a true child of privilege. Disregard the fact that human beings die without water. Asshole.

by Anonymousreply 904/18/2013

I can't wait to be dead.

by Anonymousreply 1004/18/2013

Out west where?

We do have water restrictions. But I've never heard about not keeping rain water.

Of course, where I live it it wouldn't matter. The rainfall is negligible.

by Anonymousreply 1104/18/2013

Fucking Nestle.

I had a professor some 20 years ago who told me that Nestle was trying to take over the world. I scoffed at her.

Now I know she was prophetic.

by Anonymousreply 1204/18/2013

For r11:

Wikipedia -- "Colorado law

In the State of Colorado, USA, the installation of rainwater collection barrels is subject to the Constitution of the State of Colorado, state statutes and case law.[14] This is a consequence of the system of water rights in the state; the movement and holding of rainwater is inextricably linked with ownership of water rights and is enshrined in the constitution of the State of Colorado. The use of water in Colorado and other western states is governed by what is known as the prior appropriation doctrine. This system of water allocation controls who uses how much water, the types of uses allowed, and when those waters can be used. This is often referred to as the priority system or "first in time, first in right." Since all water arriving in Colorado has been allocated to "senior water right holders" since the 1850s, rainwater prevented from running downstream may not be available to its rightful owner. In 2009, legislation in Colorado was enacted that permits capture of rain water for residential use subject to strong limitations and conditions.[15] To be permitted, a residence may not be connected to a domestic water supply system serving more than 3 single-family dwellings. The permit must be purchased from the State Engineer's office and is subject to water usage restrictions.[16] "

by Anonymousreply 1304/18/2013

Someone needs to remind this asshole there's a reason why the Romanovs were herded into that basement room.

by Anonymousreply 1404/18/2013

Don't forget-- these are the same people who deliberately try to block breastfeeding programs in developing countries so they can sell their formula.

by Anonymousreply 1504/18/2013

Fuck this dude.

by Anonymousreply 1604/18/2013

Well that sucks for you, R13.

Who would rat you out if you were collecting rain water in a fucking barrel??

by Anonymousreply 1704/18/2013

Welcome to Bartertown. Bust a deal, face the Wheel.

by Anonymousreply 1804/18/2013

I hope he dies - soon

by Anonymousreply 1904/18/2013

of thirst.

by Anonymousreply 2004/18/2013

My company has installed biometric thumb scanners on the water fountains. We are payroll deducted 25 cents each time we use them.

by Anonymousreply 2104/18/2013

Somebody drop him off in Death Valley without any money and water and see how long it will take for him to change his tune. Asshole.

by Anonymousreply 2204/18/2013

They are going after water rights in Oregon's columbia river gorge and on Mt. Hood. I plan on getting involved in the activist group that opposes this.

by Anonymousreply 2304/19/2013

W&W for r21. Sadly this is probably a vision of the future.

by Anonymousreply 2404/19/2013

please do, R23, this is ridiculous!

by Anonymousreply 2504/19/2013

We need to start bringing out the guillotines.

by Anonymousreply 2604/19/2013

Jeb Bush believes this also.

by Anonymousreply 2704/19/2013

From now on I boycott nestle. What an ass. And I don't even agree with occupy wall street and I find this gut a total douche.

by Anonymousreply 2804/19/2013

Does anyone else keep reading his name as Peter Bareback when scrolling through the threadlist?

by Anonymousreply 2904/19/2013

So will it go something like, "vote Republican or you don't get any water?"

by Anonymousreply 3004/19/2013

He should get tangled up in a plastic debris field and drown while scuba diving.

by Anonymousreply 3104/19/2013

Disgusting. No more strawberry quik for me.

by Anonymousreply 3204/19/2013

can 19 and 20 combined be voted for W&W?

by Anonymousreply 3304/19/2013

No double dipping r33.

by Anonymousreply 3404/19/2013

No, R30, it's "Vote Republican [italic]so[/italic] you don't get any water."

by Anonymousreply 3504/19/2013

Those fuckers. They haven't payed a dime in taxes here in Denmark for the last 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 3604/19/2013

Waterboard this Brabeck Nestle fucker and then send him a bill for the water.

by Anonymousreply 3704/19/2013

r29, that's what I was going to say... This douche is heretofore known as Peter Bareback.

by Anonymousreply 3804/19/2013

Once we control the water supply we can really step up our baby killing.

by Anonymousreply 3904/19/2013

Take this man to the yard and shoot him now.

by Anonymousreply 4004/19/2013

[quote]I had a professor some 20 years ago who told me that Nestle was trying to take over the world. I scoffed at her.

I believe it was in the 70s that Nestle owned (maybe still does) a company that made infant formula. They went into poor countries in Africa and gave mothers of newborns free infant formula, along with a sales pitch that the formula was healthier for their babies. When the mothers' milk dried up, so did the free infant formula. Babies died. Nestle didn't care.

It had to become an international scandal before Nestle finally stopped the practice.

I haven't knowingly bought a Nestle product since.

by Anonymousreply 4104/19/2013

I want a list of all their products to boycott them. I know their chocolate sucks, what else do they make?

by Anonymousreply 4204/19/2013

His view is actually something quite different from "Access to water should not be a public right", which he never said.

Apparently, what he did say is "I am the first one to say water is a human right." What he tries to make the point about is the way in which water is wasted (he believes the average human requires 30 litres a day, which is not unreasonable).

It would be nice if people actually made the slightest of efforts to investigate an issue before pontificating on it.

by Anonymousreply 4304/19/2013

Corporations are the concentration of evil - no question.....but I can't disagree with his statement. People have been damaging and depleting their local water supplies, no differently that the fish in the sea or the soil. These abuses have bad results.

So what we are really talking about, at this point, is if the National governments are going to control and distribute the increasingly rare water supply or will the Corporations do it.

Access still has to be controlled by somebody.

Food is required to stay alive too. As is heat, housing and medical care. Why not give these away to any country who asks too?

by Anonymousreply 4404/19/2013

My thoughts are that this CEO should be shot!!!! These rich cunts think they own the planet and humanity just lives in it, for their benefit.

by Anonymousreply 4504/19/2013

Here you go, R42.

by Anonymousreply 4604/19/2013

what is his exact reasoning why it "shouldn't" be a right?

by Anonymousreply 4704/19/2013

Thanks R46, not much for my to boycott save an occasional can of Evaporated milk.

by Anonymousreply 4804/19/2013

The CEO will be a given a Golden Parachute for the purpose of damage control by Nestlé.

by Anonymousreply 4904/19/2013

All Nestle products are inferior and taste like chemical laced shit anyway so boycotting them won't hurt much.

by Anonymousreply 5004/19/2013

Good point, R50, but that also covers at least 75 percent of the food market.

by Anonymousreply 5104/19/2013

R48, did you check all of the products? You have to click on the different categories on the left to see all of their brands.

by Anonymousreply 5204/19/2013

No more San Pellegrino or Haagen-Dazs.

by Anonymousreply 5304/19/2013

R52 yes I did.

It is rare than any of my food comes from a bottle box, can or jar, other than died pasta and rice.

by Anonymousreply 5404/19/2013

Nestles record on treatment of its gay employees is quite bad. They used to be on the communities shit list until 2010.

by Anonymousreply 5504/19/2013

For fuck's sake, this guy never said “Access to water should not be a public right”, he said water is a right. He opened up the important issue of water scarcity, which it is essential is dicussed. Or do you think we should just leave the faucets running all day long?

by Anonymousreply 5604/19/2013

May he drown in his privilege.

by Anonymousreply 5704/19/2013

"People have been damaging and depleting their local water supplies"

It's called USING water.

Big business loves water - they can pollute it to their hearts content.

When was the last time a water pollution crisis was caused by someone using the toilet?

by Anonymousreply 5804/19/2013

(6) I understand what Younare saying, but what you are really paying for isn't the water, the water is free, you are paying for the filtration and the delivery via the city pipelines. All that costs money so we have water bills.

by Anonymousreply 5904/19/2013

You'll pry my Lean Cuisine out of my cold, dead hands.

by Anonymousreply 6004/19/2013

[quote]Does anyone else keep reading his name as Peter Bareback when scrolling through the threadlist?

Yes! It would be a great name for a porn star!

by Anonymousreply 6104/19/2013

He speaks the truth.

When the worlds fresh water starts to run out, and that day is fast approaching, you naysayers will be amazed at how popular his opinion becomes.

by Anonymousreply 6204/21/2013

What is interesting to me is hydrogen is one of the most plentiful elements in the universe and we have oxygen in abundance in our world. Water is 2 atoms of hydrogen bonded with 1 atom of oxygen, yet fresh water is scarce. Hard to figure.

by Anonymousreply 6304/21/2013

States along the Mississippi River going to be sitting on a gold mine!

By the time the river gets to New Orleans, it'll look like the lower end of the Colorado -- a trickle.

Flood times will be boom times!

We can send our water in ocean-going barges to the Middle East and repatriate the trillions of dollars we've left over there the past 50 years.

Water money trumps oil money any day of the week.

Ha, ha, ha!

by Anonymousreply 6404/21/2013

The actual wave of the future at link. Until Nestle has them outlawed, of course.

BTW chocolate lovers, in the US, Kit-Kat and Rolo are Hershey, not Nestle, products.

by Anonymousreply 6504/21/2013

OMG! I actually felt like I was going to puke reading that. How do people become so evil? Is it just greed gone wild or is there truly some evil force that has turned so many so evil. These days, even "Liberals" who care about social issues have no compassion for the poor. What has happened to this world?

I've posted this before. My late, very wise grandfather said in 1980, "If Reagan wins an evil will be unleashed on this world that we will never recover from.

Soon the rich will find a way to see to it that having air to breathe is not a human right.

by Anonymousreply 6604/21/2013

The same thing happens when food supplies run out. The remaining quantities are rounded up, policed and controlled. Why do people think it will be any different when the water runs out.

Time to leave your Disneyland world view and deal with reality.

by Anonymousreply 6704/21/2013

Your grandfather was, unfortunately correct, r66. Reagan was the beginning of all of this awful mess we are in now and most politicians are nothing more than corporate yes men now.

by Anonymousreply 6804/21/2013

International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015

The primary goal of the 'Water for Life' Decade is to promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. Focus is on furthering cooperation at all levels, so that the water-related goals of the Millennium Declaration, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit for Sustainable Development, and Agenda 21 can be achieved.

The challenge of the Decade is to focus attention on action-oriented activities and policies that ensure the long-term sustainable management of water resources, in terms of both quantity and quality, and include measures to improve sanitation. Achieving the goals of the 'Water for Life' Decade requires sustained commitment, cooperation and investment on the part of all stakeholders from 2005 to 2015 and far beyond.

by Anonymousreply 6904/21/2013

Maude Barlow has written several OP-ED pieces about Why Our Water Is At Risk

by Anonymousreply 7004/21/2013

If you want running water in your home, you have to pay for it. If you want bottled water, you have to pay for it. If you want someone to purify your water, you have to pay for it.

How are we not already set up the way he wants?

Who is currently getting free water?

by Anonymousreply 7104/21/2013

R71 what about drinking fountains? Fire Hydrants? Sinks in public washrooms?

by Anonymousreply 7204/21/2013

This typical CEO is a caricature of the evil cartoon criminal that Underdog had to save the world from.

by Anonymousreply 7304/21/2013

Who is currently getting food for free? Both are required to live.

by Anonymousreply 7404/21/2013

^Missing the point entirely.

by Anonymousreply 7504/21/2013

[quote] Who is currently getting food for free?

Food bank use is at an all-time high

Walk into any Costco you can actually have a five course meal, from all the free samples!

by Anonymousreply 7604/21/2013

[quote]I've posted this before. My late, very wise grandfather said in 1980, "If Reagan wins an evil will be unleashed on this world that we will never recover from.

Wow, your Grandfather was a very wise man!

by Anonymousreply 7704/21/2013

Off a sociopath, save the world.

by Anonymousreply 7904/21/2013

Somehow I doubt this CEO is living within his 30 litre/day allocation ...

by Anonymousreply 8004/21/2013

Here is a good water documentary called Flow

by Anonymousreply 8104/21/2013

Nestles owns bottled water brands.Just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 8204/21/2013

Nestle also owns at least one laundry detergent brand. Read the labels on who owns anything you purchase and where it was made.

by Anonymousreply 8304/21/2013

R71, we have free water, as do many families. We have a well. We are not on city water.

by Anonymousreply 8404/21/2013

Here is another great documentary called Tapped. It addresses the issue of bottled water. The film analyzes the dangers of plastic bottle pollution as well as how big companies such as Nestle have privatized water and left communities without sufficient resources

by Anonymousreply 8504/21/2013

Who cares about water? I want my creme brulee, and I want it NOW! I don't care if they don't have any water. Let them drink Coke...or Pepsi.

by Anonymousreply 8604/21/2013

The people/nations who have the water live, the ones that don't, die.

The same thing happens with food and medicine today, so why do people think it would be any different with water?

by Anonymousreply 8704/21/2013
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