WHO OWNS RAINWATER

Who owns Colorado’s rainwater…?…Los Angeles Times… By Nicholas Riccardi …March 18, 2009 …Reporting from Denver…excerpted… Environmentalists and others like to gather it in containers for use in drier times. But state law says it belongs to those who bought the rights to waterways.

In Arizona the answer to that question … who owns rainwater … depends upon to whom the question is address and the end they seek to serve. Current American mass media operates to effect closure on knowledge by explaining events only in the terms of what we are taught to know. For me, the operative words are …(who’s) ends they may serve … and (what) we are taught to know as we long ago removed from American educational curriculum teaching the gift of questioning, of independent thought, of standing on one’s principles. In Arizona it appears to me that we are on the verge of submitting to total corporate control of the bulk of our water resources, especially to the combined influence of Salt River Project (SRP) and Central Az Project (CAP), both quasi-tax payer $upported institution$.

Arizona citizenry would be wise to study the DVD … The Corporation … and discover what happened when Bechtel Corporation with assistance from the World Bank and United Nations, et. al. … privatized … Bolivia’s water. Yup… you guessed it, Bechtel unilaterally declared they owned even that water which fell from the sky.

In answering this question, one quickly discovers just how skewed the scales of justice truly have become as “we” – that’s you and me – are extremely disadvantaged as “we” do not know where to find clear, concise, understandable, open, full, honest DISCLOSURE of the water issues needing resolution.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

…“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world…indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” … Margaret Mead

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue before any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

this has all the earmarks of – cavaet emptor

Coming soon: … “sustainable water” certification …ISTANBUL … (AFP) — A couple of years from now, beer, cola, rice, breakfast cereal, cotton T-shirts and many other goods may come with a new logo: a label which says the water used to make this product came from a sustainable source….The scheme, unveiled at the World Water Forum in Istanbul on Tuesday, seeks to make a “Water Stewardship” tag as successful as Forest Stewardship Certification, a fast-growing system that combats illegal or unsustainable logging. …The idea of water certification would have been considered bizarre only a few years ago.

Perhaps my skepticism has gotten the best of me, I will leave that for you to evaluate. When I read this entire article I am filled with appreciable trepidation as I can not help but see this through the lens as just another jingoistic mass media corporate propaganda scheme seeking to perpetrate another successful rape of our environment.

I could support … SUSTAINABLE WATER … certification if and only if … “we” – that’s you and me – are ALWAYS provided a seat at the table and all the discussions about how this process is to be developed is conducted solely in an environment where free, open, honest DISCLOSURE occurs. Anything short of that I vehemently oppose.

Left solely in the hands of corporate “Madison avenue advertising” in conjunction with revolving door government regulators the clean, clear, concise understanding of … sustainable water … will be bastardized and the abortion produced will serve only for-profit interest$.

This is an interesting challenge and I wonder if “we” are up to it let alone even understand the potential efficacy…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

…“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world…indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” … Margaret Mead

… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,