Skip to comments.Barack Obama's war on America's fresh water supply: China is buying up Lake Michigan!
Posted on 09/07/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
click here to read article
I actually thought this was a parody/satire till I saw it was the "coachisright" blog - they're a bigger bunch of imbeciles than Wing Nut Daily.
Are you communist? Marxist?
Are you aware that water barrels are coming under scrutiny in many states, including Illinois?
Isn’t ironic that Illinois is exporting water, while making laws to prevent its citizens from conserving water?
OK, upon a more calm consideration, it's apparent that your comments on this thread have been satirical. You had me there for a second.
As I've mentioned before there are so many impossibly stupid blog posts out there (and FR replies, for that matter) it's increasingly more difficult to tell satire from idiocy.
It’s called ‘free trade’.
Corporations are allowed to loot natural resources from citizens to enhance the economies of communist dictators.
That’s what ‘free trade’ is all about.
In the mean time China funds eco nuts to sue to prevent water resources from being developed in this country, hence the reason most of the west is on water rationing in the summer time.
In crooked globalist politics— both political parties offend and harm citizens!
Under the Constitution, individuals have rights, not corporations.
Corporations, like the environment, have no rights. American citizens are the only entities that have legal binding rights in a constitutional republic.
Your comment is very troubling considering Nestle isn’t even an American company anymore, but is demanding ‘rights’ as a globalist entity that harm American citizens.
Let me clarify for you.
American citizens have unalienable rights from the creator.
Corporations exist when the are granted charters from the citizens with the unalienable rights.
This charter does not transfer rights to non human entities as you pretend it does.
The charter can also be revoked by the citizens with unalienable rights. Which is what we should do to Nestle for violating the trust of the American people.
You could be a communist or Marxist because you are defending the collective(Nestle corporation) against individual rights.
I just noticed a grain of sand is missing from Santa Monica Beach. I bet Obama gave it to the chinese.
Sound more like environMENTAL crap, rather than holding all the water for the Chinese. As an aside, how can some environMENTAList think y’all’s puny wells can suck all the water out of Lake Michigan?
So back to my question: what other resources rights should the government confiscate from private owners? How about those nasty lime stone quarries at Rogers City? The copper up in the Keweenaw? The iron in Ipsheming? The oil and gas in Isabella County? The fish that the Chippewa pull out of Lake Huron at St. Ignace?
They are not drawing water from their property. They are drawing water from presumably federal jurisdiction.
What water rights are associated from the property they own on the lake front? Do they have federal water rights or federal use permits? If they are withdrawing water where multiple water use permits are granted, if their withdrawal affects others with water use permits then they must provide remedy to the others or stop.
Remember, a corporation is not a person.
Unfortunately the environmentalists do get involved and further cloud a real issue (Which isn’t China buying huge amounts of water)
That doesn’t mean that Obama and friends aren’t doing all they can to screw us bitter clingers.
The point is that the Great Lakes has 6.9 QUADRILLION Gallons of Water. It’s not possible to measurably change their water level by selling bottled water taken from them and transported in boxes by containership.
Buying bottled water is imbecilic for anyone, of course, so to me it’s a huge win to rip off foreign countries buying bottled water at a huge markup.
The posted article is so impossibly idiotic it’s tough to cover all of them, but another is yet another effort to blame Obama for something that 1) Can’t possibly have ever reached his level for decision and 2) started during the Bush administration, anyway.
If the federal government owns the right to confiscate the mineral rights on property owned by Nestle, it holds the right to confiscate the property of each of us.
“They most assuredly are America’s land...”
Your problem, as I see it, is that that the means of production is privately owned. All of that food is owned by someone and the owner’s are free to do with the fruits of their labor and capital as they see fit. How do you propose to keep all this food in America? Are you going to limit property rights?
“Many are the ones that would sell it all for money.”
So you propose to give the food away? I guess you also know the correct price for selling food and just how much is needed and by whom.
Your system goes by the name of Communism.
I think I have more water in my stock tank than is at issue here.
Nestle better be careful. Selling to the Chinese will come back to bite them- soon the market will literally be flooded with cheap knock-offs...
You of course, don’t know if the corporation owns mineral or water rights to the property.
You of course do know that if someone is taking water from a state or federal body of water, that is different than drilling a well on a property with water rights in the deed.
A corporation is not ‘some one’. A corporation is not a person.
A corporation is a collective. The problem we are discussion is in fact global communism, as the globalists only recognize corporations as their constituents instead of individuals who in the past were the sovereigns with respect to our government.
Please get over the false claim that ‘someone’s’ rights are being violated. Corporations are not persons! They are business collectives that exist because the sovereign citizens grant them their existence.
Too bad these globalists can put a logical thought together to understand what is happening in the country.
Apparently they are pulling water out of the aquifer that is affecting the lives and properties of downstream landowners whose property used to have streams running through them and/or wells.
People here are arguing that global corporations have more ‘rights’ than citizens with long standing use of state waters downstream from their operations.
Those chinese funded environmentalists again?
I kmow for a fact that there are two river basins in NC that are missing from this map. I own property in one of them and have been seeking to nip the idiotic county commissioners in the bud as far as a fracking ban, not that they possess the actual, legal authority to do so, but it turns public sentiment against it, which can lead to problems with actual authorities.
As fa as I’m concerned we could power Michigan with hydroelectric from the hundreds of existing dams (Which the enviroweenies want gone) and treat the gas under the lakes as a cash crop.
“The water is being sold at a 240 times markup, that is, well over 240 times its production costs. “
Americans buy all kinds of bottled water with the same markup. How is this any different?
Corporations are created in law and are not real people and exist only to further the grants and rights that given to them by a government.
But property rights do not cease to exist because they are exercised within a corporation. Whether food is produced by an individual or within a corporation it is still owned by individuals. Are you saying you would force a corporation to keep its food in the US but not an individual?
So if all of our food was produced by individuals you would not restrict them from selling all of it to the Chicoms if they so desired to?
This is a shell game. The anti-American ideology is used to hide simple crimes wrought large.
Did you like how Hitler did it? Controlled the German people? We are supposed to learn from History which was /is the point of Russia taking all the wheat from the Ukraine and letting them starve to death by the millions. God help us all.
Agenda 21 is coming, already has some changes in effect. Have you looked it up and checked out what they are intending to execute in the near future? They (government progressives) want us out of our cars, they pretty much have already changed education. No history of America, founders, forefathers, excised God out of everything they can one by one. If we sit and believe the government will do the right thing, then we obviously have not paid attention for the last years. The public is pretty much brainwashed and with 49% of the people not paying any taxes, what chance is it they will ever not vote for the Democrats, whom they mistakenly believe is on their side of things for the poor? Hillary is now promoting 'world government'.
"1984" is upon us. Step by step and incrementally we have walked into the trap set for controlling us(the American people)
. What will we do if the president declares himself President for life," like Chavez did?
“what we have here is a failure to communicate ...” It is as if we are speaking/expressing in foreign languages.
Have a nice day. God is with His peoples.
Russia stealing wheat from its farmers, and later the land as well, is no reason to pass laws forcing private individuals and companies to only sell the goods to Americans.
You have completely confused freedom with communism. What you propose is the very thing you seemed so troubled by.
It will happen that another nation will buy our food crops right out of the fields. The crops will be shipped where ever and Americans will starve. That is the point. Are you fine with this happening?
During the second world war there were shortages of gasoline, sugar, shoes, coffee, grease, etc., there were collections of metals, scrap iron, Rules were set in place and rationing stamps provided to limit a person's purchasing power. A nation does not sit and let there food all leave and starve all the people. It could happen. As I mentioned it happened in the Ukraine.
This year there has been a serious drought and the corn crop has been greatly blighted. As a result gasoline is up, many, many food items in the groceries are up and there is a shortage of corn products. Tortillas, etc. It does not make sense to use our food to make ethanol. It is not good for the car engines, etc. It is complicated ... yet we must look ahead to how to keep America a great nation. I am not Communist nor do I like or believe in Communist forms of government. If you want one move to Cuba or Russia. God bless America.
You are utterly confusing two issues. Russia was a communist state that took the land from its farmers. Then they employed the farmed on collective farms which belonged to the state. This resluteda in mass starvation. The problems was the crop belong to the state so why snould anyone labor to grow it?
Now you propose allowing the state to control who the crop is sold to. If I own my land and grow the crop the I should be free to sell it to whoever I want. Anything else is communism and enforced slavery. You propose having the government dictate who the crop can be sold to. That’s means you are behaving like the communist.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.