I'll Bet You Assumed ...!
Because Air and water are so necessary to life … I’ll bet you assumed you had certain rights (to that air and water)? Not so fast there … !
Are you aware that certain multi-national corporations and some unscrupulous (and extremely wealthy) individuals are buying up water rights all across the world? See https://www.newsfocus.org/water_grab.htm. Well get prepared for a shock. T.Boone Pickens has reportedly purchased 68,000 acres of land, as well as, the rights to drain away up to 50% of the Ogallala aquifer (according to the link above). The Ogallala aquifer lies beneath 8 of our “Heartland” states providing water for an estimated 27% of our irrigated land and the drinking water for 82% of the people that live in those 8 states.
But Pickens wants as much as 50% of this water to boost his personal wealth. That’s right … he is not planning to give it away … he is going to sell it back to the people one gallon at a time … and so far Pickens has spent $1.2 billion on legislation to make sure no one gets in his way. Worse, he claims draining the Ogallala aquifer is nothing more than “… selling surplus water.” And Pickens isn’t the only one … this nonsense is happening all across the globe (read the whole article in the link above).
Still not a believer? Did you know that there are a number of states where collecting rainwater is illegal? That’s right … in some states the legislatures have decided that rain water belongs to someone else (as in, not you). Therefore you can’t have that water either. See https://www.thetotalcollapse.com/collecting-rainwater-now-illegal-in-many-us-states/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheTotalCollapse+%28The+Total+Collapse%29
So … are you thirsty yet. Here’s a question. If you had all the money in the world … and I had all the water … how much would I charge you for that first drink?
OK, no worries! You can still breathe the air … right? Well, for now the answer is yes. But have you heard of the “Carbon Tax”? see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tax. Wikipedia makes it sound like it’s such a great idea. We are told that carbon taxes will save the earth from the perils of global warming … and Al Gore talks about carbon emissions being the common thread pointing at global warming … but then … how does he explain that the entire solar system is showing signs of warming? See https://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread221608/pg1 . It makes you wonder what else might be in his plans. Sure our automobiles and industries belch carbon gasses but what are other potential sources for carbon. Let’s see … we breath in (and need) oxygen to stay alive … but what is that stuff we exhale. OMG … its carbon dioxide … OMG how long before he wants to tax that too (and don’t think it isn’t already in the plan). What about our bodies … we are a carbon based life form. Will we soon be taxed to bury our loved ones?
OOPS … were you still thinking that air and water were some sort of inherent right? Sure they are … until they figure out a way to tax you for them. Not to worry, they’ll still be a right (LOL) as long as you have the resources to pay to use your rights (LOL).
Maybe you think air and water should be one of those “entitlement” issues … and not a new profit center for greedy corporations and the exceedingly wealthy!
You do!? You’re funny!