The Water Barons
by Judi McLeod, Canada Free Press, May 26, 2003
The Bluebeards of the 21st century, now in control of our water, are the pirates of the present day. Coming soon to an urban centre near you, they are the Water Barons.
The necessity of armed guards keeping the thirsting masses away from the water tap is part of the not too distant future, according to some sources. Isnít it odd that the same sources voicing alarm about the imminent scarcity of H20 just happen to be the same ones who own it?
UN special advisor, Canadian Maurice Strong, is on the public record predicting that water will have to be rationed by armed guards as soon as 2031. Exactly how Strong, who is a businessman and not a scientist, can make such a prediction is an unknown factor. Strong claims that he didnít know there was a massive aquifer under the 100,000-acre Baca ranch he and his wife Hannah once owned*. The ranch, sold by Strong to flamboyant businessman Gary Boyce, and now owned by the Nature Conservancy, includes 14,154-foot Kit Carson Peak in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and extends a dozen miles south to Great Sand Dunes National Monument. The Baca is part of the upper San Luis Valley, which in turn sits above an immense amount of sediment extending two to six miles deep and holding -- at least 2 billion acre-feet of water. Thatís 50 times the combined capacity of Lake Powell and Lake Mead, according to High Country News writer Ed Quillen.
Strong is not alone in the exploitation of the precious liquid by which the entire human species survives. Experts, who predict that the water crisis will hit much sooner, say that by the year 2025 the world will be suffering the dramatic effects of--hydrological poverty. They share the Maurice Strong view that there will be great disputes, and even wars, over water.
"Failure to act could damage the planet irreversibly, unleashing a spiral of increased hunger, deprivation, disease, and squalor," states Nexus Magazine. Thereís even a name for the timeline for the water crisis. Itís called "zero hour." Sound like something out of a science fiction novel?
Consider what Nexus has to say about the status quo of H20.
"Already, 26 countries have more people than their water supplies can adequately support. Tensions are mounting over scarce water supplies in the Middle East, and could ignite during this decade. Competition for water is intensifying between city dwellers and farmers around Beijing, New Delhi, Phoenix, and other water-short areas."
In 1996, the World Water Council, a private think-tank, was formed. The founding members were Egyptís Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources, the Canadian International Development Agency, and the French transnational water corporation Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux. At a 1998 meeting held in Washington, D.C., the World Water Council appointed a group of commissioners to turn the United Nations-controlled World Water Vision into reality. The membership of the World Water Commission reads like a whoís who of the ruling elite, and included in its high profile commissions is--Maurice Strong.
Environmental groups have tied up much of the land in the Western United States. Indeed it was in 2000 that the Nature Conservancy, which the Washington Post says is now "the worldís richest environmental group, amassing $3 billion in assets by pledging to save precious places" that acquired the 100,000 Baca Ranch as the final step toward creating the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
The Nature Conservancy, which uses the soothing voice of actor Paul Newman in its advertisements, is gaining notoriety for its practice of buying private land and then selling it to the federal government at substantial mark up. "These environmental groups tie up land owners in court who wish to develop their land, costing untold court costs and attorney fees, wearing the land owner down until he/she is willing to sell at a sacrificed price to get out from under the pressure," says Betty Freauf of NewsWithViews.com. "Now that they have much of the land in Western United States tied up, Iíve noticed they are beginning to focus on water quality."
Would you trust these water barons with your water supply?
Harvesting Libya's hidden water with Holland's help. Tripoli Post, Sep 3, 2011
ORWELLIAN PROPAGANDA WAR ON LIBYA
ORWELL TODAY VIDEO LIBYA WATER
READER VIDEO ORWELL TODAY INTERVIEW
IT HURTS FEELING LIBYA'S PAIN
Libya running out of water (UN agency trucking in bottled water from Tunisia), UPI, Aug 30, 2011
UN war on Libya now water-shortage humanitarian disaster (no fuel/power to pump Man-Made-River wells/reservoirs), UNICEF, Aug 27, 2011
BIG BROTHER WAR FOR LIBYA WATER
JACKIE JURA RADIO INTERVIEW
GREAT GADDAFI MAN-MADE RIVER
Water next Big Business commodity (privatization of Canada's water). FinancialPost, Feb 25, 2008
Bottled water is tap water ($-billions corporate swindle). CNN, Jul 29, 2007
Pepsi-Cola announced Friday that the labels of its Aquafina brand bottled water will be changed to make it clear the product is tap water. Americans spent about $2.17 billion on Aquafina last year, according to Beverage Digest, an independent company that tracks the global beverage industry. The U.S. bottled water business in 2006 totaled roughly $15 billion, it said. Coca-Cola does not have plans to change the labeling on its Dasani brand bottled water, a company spokesman told CNN, despite the fact the water also comes from a public water supply. Dasani's U.S. sales totaled approximately $1.89 billion in 2006, according to Beverage Digest calculations. Nestle also has announced it will be changing the bottles of its All Nestle Pure Life Purified Drinking Water to "identify the source of the water, whether it's from a municipal supply or ground-water well source."
Privatization means WORLDWIDE WATER WOE (paying for every drop)
Soft-drink chemicals from can (Bisphenol A seeps into liquid causing cancer & other diseases). MontrealGazette, Dec 18, 2006. Go to POP CAN CHEMICALS CAUSE CANCER
Canada dumping earth's cleanest water (enough for 250,000 people a day to be contaminated by garbage landfill). GlobeMail, Dec 17, 2006. Go to GARBAGING WORLD'S PURIST WATER
India withdraws Coca-Cola/Pepsi ban (USA threatened investment fallout). Bussiness Standard, Dec 17, 2006. Go to SAVE WATER, BOYCOTT COKE
CANADA SELLING AFGHANS' WATER
DEAD IN THE WATER (documentary on water privatization; gov't selling people down river). CBC, Apr 4, 2004. Go to 9.Keeping Masses Down
WHO IS MAURICE STRONG? (link expired: http://iresist.com/cbg/strong.html)
*CRESTONE COLORADO (where Strong cashed in on water). Listen in RealAudio to CBC radio program, Mar 2001
It's in the middle of the middle of nowhere, a thriving spiritual centre perched alongside an insulated mountain valley in central Colorado - the lifework of Canadian Hanne Strong and her Manitou Foundation. Seekers from far and wide come to Crestone to seek enlightenment from lamas, gurus, priests and shamans. Tapestry host Don Hill visited this unusual place with a history of 'lights in the sky,' the continent's largest sand dune, and a huge underground reservoir of water - the focus of spirited political debate in the parched American southwest.
UK's depleted rivers at water level crisis (new Water Act allows people & companies to sell their unused share). Independent, Nov 30, 2003. Go to 9.Keeping Masses Down & WEATHER CONTROL & KYOTO'S WATER WIZARDS
China's 3-Valley-Gorge dam (will cause environmental catastrophe & water will be poison). Independent, May 31, 2003
Iraq's water system destroyed (& Iraqis not allowed to fix). Guradian, May 31, 2003. Go to KYOTO'S WATER WIZARDS
GM crops mean world hunger (4 multi-nationals control food; Monsanto-Syngenta-Bayer-Dupont). Independent, May 28, 2003. Go to ANTI-NATURE IS ANTI-GOD
Water being privatized world-wide (gov'ts selling the river). National Post, Jan 9, 2003. WATER/WEATHER/FOOD/AIR CONTROL
WHO IS MAURICE STRONG? (billionaire water baron... link no longer connects: http://iresist.com/cbg/strong.html)
ENVIRONMENTALISM IS ANIMALISM
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