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Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:04 PM

Nestle is buying water from a drought-stricken area in California: And it's legal.

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/14/nestle_is_bottling_water_straight_from_the_heart_of_californias_drought/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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Reply Nestle is buying water from a drought-stricken area in California: And it's legal. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 OP
Lionel Mandrake Jul 2014 #1
CrispyQ Jul 2014 #2
redqueen Jul 2014 #3
lonestarnot Jul 2014 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #23
canoeist52 Jul 2014 #5
La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2014 #6
progressoid Jul 2014 #7
reddread Jul 2014 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #10
reddread Jul 2014 #11
xchrom Jul 2014 #9
woo me with science Jul 2014 #12
geardaddy Jul 2014 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #14
geardaddy Jul 2014 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #18
elleng Jul 2014 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #17
elleng Jul 2014 #20
Enthusiast Jul 2014 #19
City Lights Jul 2014 #21
OnlinePoker Jul 2014 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #24
miyazaki Jul 2014 #25
randys1 Jul 2014 #26

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:17 PM

1. K&R nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:36 PM

2. Stop drinking bottled water people!

The plastic bottles are a nightmare for our environment. Get a filter system & put your water in a glass or metal container instead of an unhealthy plastic one & fuck Nestle.


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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:37 PM

3. K&R!!!!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:41 PM

4. And stop eating anythng Nestle!

 

Fuck em!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 06:11 PM

23. Bottled water is one of the biggest cons of all time.

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:43 PM

5. "The man sells us back our water like we're fish on line. Gonna turn our blood into his wine"

"Well Well Well" by Danny O'Keefe

The man who stole the water will swim forevermore
But he'll never reach the land on that golden shore
That faint white light will haunt his heart
Till he's only a memory lost in the dark

Dig a hole in the ground all the way down to hell
Till there ain't no more water in the well, well, well
When you're down on your knees with nothing left to sell
Try diggin a little deeper in the well, well, well

The water used to run so clear and so fresh
Now Lord it's poisoned they no longer sell fish
The man sells us back our water like we're fish on line
Gonna turn our blood into his wine

Dig a hole in the ground all the way down to hell
Till there ain't no more water in the well, well, well
When you're down on your knees with nothing left to sell
Try diggin a little deeper in the well well well

Take care of your body like you care for your soul
Don't you dig yourself into a hole
Until you've paid the price you don't know the worth
The air and water, the fire and earth

Dig a hole in the ground all the way down to hell
Till there ain't no more water in the well, well, well
When you're down on your knees with nothing left to sell
Try diggin a little deeper in the well well well

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:47 PM

6. nestle is the worst. well not the absolute worst perhaps but pretty high up there

 

little fuckers

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 04:21 PM

7. Exporting bottled water from a drought stricken area.

Wow. America. Brilliant.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 04:28 PM

8. tastes better

 

the slavery flavor adds something nice to it.

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Response to reddread (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 04:55 PM

10. Oh suuuuuure it does!

I know you're kidding...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:00 PM

11. Things just go better with slavery

 

how did we ever let such a good thing go?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 04:34 PM

9. du rec.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:04 PM

12. Paid extra this week for cocoa not made by Nestle.

My personal little protest.

These vipers need to be defanged. Most importantly, we need to get their corrupt purchased politicians, masquerading as the people's representatives, out of our governments.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:19 PM

13. I've been boycotting Nestle

since their shit with the powder milk formula in Africa.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:24 PM

14. Good for you!

I've been doing that too.

I first heard about that issue from La Leche League, the breastfeeding group. They really opened my eyes to how evil Nestle really is.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:26 PM

16. Thanks Peggy!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:27 PM

18. Hey, my pleasure, my dear geardaddy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:24 PM

15. 'Because the plant is located on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ reservation,

it’s exempt from oversight by local water agencies and is able to keep confidential information — such as the amount of groundwater it’s pumping and water levels in its wells — that other plants would be required to disclose. As a result, critics contend, it’s impossible to know just how much of the limited resource the plant is extracting to send elsewhere. it’s exempt from oversight by local water agencies and is able to keep confidential information — such as the amount of groundwater it’s pumping and water levels in its wells — that other plants would be required to disclose. As a result, critics contend, it’s impossible to know just how much of the limited resource the plant is extracting to send elsewhere.'

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Response to elleng (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:26 PM

17. That is just what the article says, and boy that situation is just wrong.

And you know Nestle chose them just for that reason: that they would be exempt from such disclosures.

Damn it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:32 PM

20. Yes, thought people would want to know,

and Nestle certainly choose them for that reason. Shocking it's not monitored. More:

'Here’s more from the Desert Sun:

“They’re entitled to use the groundwater basin, too. Everyone is. But it’s just a shame that this water is not being used locally. It’s being exported,” said David Luker, general manager of the Desert Water Agency. He said DWA’s position has been that the Morongo tribe should have to report its water use just like other entities.

“I don’t believe there’s any way to force them to fork over groundwater pumping information unless there’s discovery in a lawsuit,” Luker said. But he said the level of concern about the bottling plant in the area doesn’t seem to have grown to a degree that leads to such action.'

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:31 PM

19. Boycott Nestle!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 05:38 PM

21. Nestlé sucks. nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 06:08 PM

22. There is a book on this topic

It's called "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" by Peter H. Gleick. Chapter 1 is available for reading online and deals with Nestle and the Mononga band and their water. Well worth a read.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=3r2B3C9xQ3AC&pg=PA65&lpg=PA65&dq=Nestle+deal+with+morongo+band&source=bl&ots=539SPasqB3&sig=rC86eOlRQ4QMiefmzkpFwooqsZ8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kKLFU8u2LI3Z0QX33YCwAg&ved=0CBkQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Nestle%20deal%20with%20morongo%20band&f=false

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 07:17 PM

24. Thank you so much for the link. The book looks great. n/t


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 07:30 PM

25. I've been up this canyon where they sucked the spring dry

I live nearby and enjoyed hikes to this very spot and always admired the surface water, which
all the animals strongly depend on. Along with the ongoing drought, the water has dwindled, making it that more precious. Stick an eight inch pipe to suck it dry and there's nothing left at ground zero. These springs are lifelines to the creatures who dwell there and have been leaving the mountains starved out of their minds.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 07:34 PM

26. Looking forward to a repub controlled Senate so we can all say goodbye to water period

unless we have the money to pay dearly for it

Well, water, electricity, internet, cell service, fuel, property, food, clothes, etc...they dont need us anymore, it is a global market now !!!

straight into the toilet we go

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