Natural resources belong to all of us…not companies,or corporations, but each and every one of our citizens.
I know I’m not from Oregon, but this could happen to any one of us in almost any state in America. Don’t let corporate America win this battle. We have the power to shut down corporate bullies battling over our most precious resource…water.
This petition sent off a loud bell still ringing in my ears, and I just can’t let it pass by without doing something about it.
There is no justification for any corporation to confiscate the people’s water, and then try to sell it back to them at a ridiculous cost.
Nestlé is closing in on a lucrative water privatization deal that will hand it millions of gallons of some of the cleanest drinking water in drought-ravaged Oregon — permanently. And get this: Nestlé will only pay one penny per 40 gallons of water — and then it will turn around and sell the same water back to the public for $2.63 per gallon.
The truth is what Nestlé is trying to do in Oregon has been its mercenary strategy for decades: target a small, rural town in dire financial straits, offer them peanuts for their most precious resource and then make out like bandits. The fact that the world is facing a coming water crisis hasn’t slowed it at all. If anything, Nestlé is becoming even more reckless. Now is a time to establish a precedent to how the world treats corporations like Nestlé who believe they can put a price on our most priceless resources.
We need to demand that Oregon governor scrap this deal with a serial corporate freeloader.
Please sign this petition at SUM OF US.org to stop Nestle from this madness.
To: Oregon Governor Kate Brown
Campaign created by Joseph Schommer
This is sad, but true:
Most of my orphaned articles from Yahoo contributor network have been stolen. I’ve found out through digging around that most people who wrote for them (Yahoo, YCN, Associated Content) had their work lifted, ‘scraped’, and regurgitated back on the internet in many random blogs, articles and sites.
Now, when I would like to use my articles on legitimate sites, I cannot because they tell me that work has already been published elsewhere. (On the hijacker’s sites). Whaaa?? Seriously? Someone else is not only taking credit for my work, but getting away with using it without my permission? Talk about frustrating.
Well, I’ve had it.
I am taking the offensive in this one.
It was MY hard work that went into those articles and it’s not right these thieves can use it wherever they want and call it their own.
I’ve been leaving messages and comments wherever I find my articles stating:
NOTICE: if this article is not removed promptly I will have to report it to Google: respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, http://www.copyright.gov) and other applicable intellectual property laws.
I sincerely hope this never happens to you, but if it does use this link to report it:
Where to report alleged content:
Hope you’re having a fabulous summer, and yes, it’s been quite warm here in Florida….duh…it’s JUNE!
LOL.. It’s wipe-your-ass-with-a-snow-cone hot.
We expect it to be hotter than a heater in Hooter with highs of a hundred and ten… 😛
So, to get your mind off the heat (most likely you’re sitting at your desk in AC anyway) I thought to share this email I received today as it’s quite pertinent to those of us who care about what’s in the products we buy, eat or use.
This email is from one of my all-time favorite websites:
www.ewg.org/EWG is a nonprofit environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C. and a leading content provider for public interest groups and concerned with health. The Environmental Working Group is an American environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability.
Here’s the interesting email:
You’ve probably heard of bisphenol A, or BPA, a synthetic estrogen found in the linings of many food cans. One of the nastiest endocrine disruptors on the market, BPA has been linked to a variety of serious disorders, including cancer, reproductive damage and heart disease.
But I bet you haven’t heard this: Consumers have NO reliable way of knowing which canned foods use BPA-based epoxy in their linings. Crazy, right?
At EWG, we thought so too, which is why we’re proud to release our latest analysis, BPA in Canned Food: Behind the Brand Curtain. We developed this report to help consumers like you determine which products contain BPA and which brands you can count on for BPA-free products.
Click here to check out the full report and get the facts on which canned food products still contain BPA.
After scrutinizing more than 250 brands of canned food, EWG analysts found that while many companies have publicly pledged to stop using BPA in their cans, more than 110 brands still line all or some of their metal cans with an epoxy resin containing BPA.
EWG divides the brands into four categories: those using cans with BPA, those using BPA-free cans for some products, those always using BPA-free cans and those that are unclear. That way, you can tell exactly which products to seek out and which to avoid.
Federal regulations don’t require manufacturers to label their products so you can identify cans with BPA-based linings. That’s why EWG stepped up to do this research — so you have the resources you need to avoid BPA and shop smarter.
Click here to learn more and see which canned food brands you should avoid and which ones you can count on for BPA-free products.
While you can’t yet rely on federal regulations to safeguard you and your family from toxic chemicals like BPA, you can always depend on EWG.
Thanks for making this work possible.
Senior Analyst, EWG