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    Drought Number One Emergency in California .................. V

    Well guys........I TOLD YOU SO........ now that the big boys have taken over there is little chance for you to get in the game..... “Goldman Sachs has declared that water is now the new oil. So, they are buying up all of these water rights, and there are huge funds set aside for water."
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    Author and attorney Ellen Brown says the drought in California is dire. NASA recently said that California has just one year of water left. Brown says, “It was just declared our number one emergency. . . .It’s pretty shocking what is happening. It’s our fourth year of drought. The Governor just declared that all the cities must cut back 25% in water usage. . . . The water districts are being fined $10,000 for going over, and you can get a $500 fine for doing a 10 minute shower instead of a 5 minute shower. They have smart meters that can show specifically how long your shower was, which is kind of scary in itself.”

    Brown goes on to say, “What makes me suspicious is this wall of weather that prevents the jet stream from pushing storms that usually come from the Pacific Ocean across California, Oregon and Washington State. So, that’s been going on for 4 years, and nobody knows what causes it. It is highly suspicious, and it may be caused by HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). That’s the military use of Tesla technology, or it could be caused by geoengineering, which is chemtrails. A lot of people call this conspiracy theory, but if you look up in the skies, you can see them. The skies are crisscrossed, and they are dropping aluminum and barium on the land. California supplies the nation with 50% of their produce. Most of the organic produce comes from California. So, if you are putting aluminum on all the land, there is going to be no such thing as organic anymore. All food and all crops are being poisoned by this aluminum.”

    Wall Street is getting involved with the coming water wars. Brown says, “Goldman Sachs has declared that water is now the new oil. So, they are buying up all of these water rights, and there are huge funds set aside for water. They attempted to privatize the Reno water district and then lease it back to the city of Reno, but the people protested. That’s the model you see everywhere. They are privatizing everything and then leasing it back in perpetuity for many multiples for what we were paying in the first place. . . . The reservoirs only have one year of water left. When you use all of that, then you have ground water, and that’s when you have all of these water wars.”

    Brown goes on to say, “Food prices have not sky rocketed—yet. . . . That could be a problem, and people will be pointing to inflation, and they will probably blame government money printing, but that’s not it. It will be caused by drought. . . . Just last year, California lost $2.2 billion on agriculture. I think they are down by $5 billion total from the drought, but if you count all the other western states, it’s much more than that. Of course, food prices are going to go up, and everybody is going to pay for it in one way or another.”

    So, with just one year’s worth of water left in California, what is being done other than conservation? Brown, shockingly, says, “There are no solutions that are happening right now. We have had conservation and toilets that use less water, but I don’t see the government doing anything that will fix the problem right now. . . . The plan seems to be charge more for water, but that doesn’t fix the problem. I have read that officials have said we have no backup plan.”

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    Re: Drought Number One Emergency in California .................. V

    “What makes me suspicious is this wall of weather that prevents the jet stream from pushing storms that usually come from the Pacific Ocean across California, Oregon and Washington State. So, that’s been going on for 4 years, and nobody knows what causes it. It is highly suspicious, and it may be caused by HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). That’s the military use of Tesla technology, or it could be caused by geoengineering, which is chemtrails.
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    Yay, rationing and price controls. Always does the trick.
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    Re: Drought Number One Emergency in California .................. V

    Quote Originally Posted by madfranks View Post
    Yay, rationing and price controls. Always does the trick.
    If they cut out alfalfa, almond trees and rice there would be enough water.

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    Re: Drought Number One Emergency in California .................. V

    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    If they cut out alfalfa, almond trees and rice there would be enough water.
    None of which are native crops in California.
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    Re: Drought Number One Emergency in California .................. V

    Maybe we should grow cactus fruit? (I agree the rice especially is pretty silly in CA)

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    Re: Drought Number One Emergency in California .................. V

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnQPublic View Post
    Maybe we should grow cactus fruit? (I agree the rice especially is pretty silly in CA)
    But not with 1'000,000 Chinese coming to California......that's all that they eat.........RICE.

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    World Bank's private water investments

    Well guys........I TOLD YOU SO........ now that the big boys have taken over there is little chance for you to get in the game..... “Goldman Sachs has declared that water is now the new oil. So, they are buying up all of these water rights, and there are huge funds set aside for water."
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    http://www.humanosphere.org/world-politics/2016/04/congresswoman-calls-for-halt-of-and-investignation-into-world-bank-water-investments/

    Congresswoman wants to halt and investigate World Bank’s private water investments

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    The practice of the World Bank both advising countries on water and investing in private water companies presents a concerning conflict of interest, said Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisc., in a letter addressed to World Bank head Jim Kim. In it, Moore urges the Bank to immediately “cease promoting privatization of water resources until there has been a robust outside evaluation.”


    “I am increasingly uneasy with water resource privatization in developing countries and do not believe that the current ring-fencing policies separating the investment and advising functions of the [International Finance Corporation] are adequate,” she writes. “I would respectfully urge the WBG and IFC to cease promoting and funding privatization of water resources, including so-called ‘public-private partnerships’ in the water sector, until there has been a robust outside evaluation.”


    Moore serves as the ranking member of the monetary policy and trade subcommittee of the House financial services committee, the body in the federal government tasked with overseeing the World Bank. Her concerns stem from the activities carried out by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank. She and other advocates say that the IFC is making profit-driven investments in private water companies at the same time that the World Bank is advising countries to work with the private sector to improve access to clean water.


    The letter cites the example of Manila, Philippines, where the country started working with two private water companies in 1997, based on IFC advice. The IFC then went on to invest in the Manila Water Corporation, one of the two companies, which has yielded a $43 million profit thanks to rate hikes nearing 850 percent. Attempts to increase prices further were stopped by regulators, but the company is pursuing the ability to raise rates through various appeals.


    “I would be less troubled with the structure of the Manila deal and the subsequent arbitration if I had full confidence that both were not products of the improper mingling of the advisory and investment functions,” Moore said.


    There does not seem to be agreement on this issue. The investment in the Manila Water Corporation is touted by the IFC as a success story for public-private partnerships. It is labeled as an inclusive business model that helped reach more than 1.7 million people and provide uninterrupted water access for 99 percent of customers. The water operation is also held up for transforming from a money-losing to a money-making business.


    When asked to comment on Moore’s letter, communications officer Geoffrey Keele said that the IFC is working on a formal response to the Congresswoman first before making public comments. He directed Humanosphere to a page on the IFC website that addresses some of the concerns about its work on public-private partnerships in the water sector. It says that governments are not required to privatize water supplies in order to gain access to loans.


    “We were happy to receive the letter from Congresswoman Moore as it provides us an opportunity to engage with her on these important issues,” Keele told Humanosphere.

    But it is the privatization projects in countries like Nigeria, the Philippines and India that concern advocates, like Corporate Accountability International. It has called for the World bank to completely divest from private water corporations. The “Chinese wall” that the IFC says separates its advisory and investment work is not adequate, they argue. And at the core, water should not be privatized.

    “Water is this essential human need and fundamental human right – it must be democratically accountable,” said Nathaniel Flaschner Meyer, senior international water organizer at Corporate Accountability International, to Humanosphere. “This conflict of interest is particularly egregious when it comes to something fundamental like water.”


    These concerns are not new. For years, Corporate Accountability International and others have campaigned against these World Bank water investments. Another letter published in June 2015 signed by 23 members of Congress raised questions about water privatization in Lagos, Nigeria. It points to examples from the cities of Detroit and Baltimore, where the prioritization of profit led to people having their water shut off.


    Moore signed onto the letter and has remained interested in the issue overall. Her letter today expands further on the earlier concerns and adds new pressure on the IFC.


    “By shedding light on the conflict of interest inherent in the World Bank’s investment and advisory services related to water, it is time that this vital financial institution stop funding and promoting corporate control of water pending an extensive external evaluation of IFC conflicts of interest as well as congressional hearings,” wrote Moore.
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    Re: Drought Number One Emergency in California .................. V

    NASA recently said that California has just one year of water left.
    So it's been a year now, are they out of water??
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    Re: Drought Number One Emergency in California .................. V

    It could rain here every day of the year and they would still cry drought.

    It is a big money maker for the ruling class.

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