stfueverything:

Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!

 
 
 

 
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

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accidentalbeardo:

omgplants:

kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off
but instead i found this dumbfuck

I’m sorry, lol.

more like… STUMBLEBEE

accidentalbeardo:

omgplants:

kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off

but instead i found this dumbfuck

I’m sorry, lol.

more like… STUMBLEBEE

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ancientart:

Minoan bronze dagger, the hilt has been decorated in gold sheet with a feline mask (the eyes are now missing). This dagger dates to the early 2nd millennium BCE, provenience unknown. 
Courtesy of & currently located at the Archaeological Museum of Chania, Crete. Photo taken by Dan Diffendale.

ancientart:

Minoan bronze dagger, the hilt has been decorated in gold sheet with a feline mask (the eyes are now missing). This dagger dates to the early 2nd millennium BCE, provenience unknown. 

Courtesy of & currently located at the Archaeological Museum of Chania, Crete. Photo taken by Dan Diffendale.

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artemuscainpotato:

alessandrogiovanni1:

to-the-tardis-sterek:

i am physically incapable of not reblogging this

Me neither x3

BALL BALL BALL BALL BALHBLAGLBALHBPGLGA

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lifeinretrograde:

lineart of my Jay illustration. :)

lifeinretrograde:

lineart of my Jay illustration. :)

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amroyounes:

8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

Scallions

You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.

Garlic

When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.

Carrots

Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 

Basil

Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.

Celery

Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.

Cilantro

The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

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"Roll diplomacy so that it isn’t an awkward hug."

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sadighgallery:

Red and Black Line Drawing of an Owl on a Limestone FragmentAncient Egypt, Ramesside Period, 1305-1080 B.C.
This well preserved ostrakon bears a detailed drawing of the upper half of the hieroglyphic sign “m”, an owl.The initial outline was made in red, and overlaid in black. The arrangement and form of the different feathers has been skilfully and precisely reproduced. Although the head is turned full face, the neck, right wing, and left leg (which is just hinted at) are shown in a side view. The drawing may be classified as a study of a model hieroglyph.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

sadighgallery:

Red and Black Line Drawing of an Owl on a Limestone Fragment
Ancient Egypt, Ramesside Period, 1305-1080 B.C.

This well preserved ostrakon bears a detailed drawing of the upper half of the hieroglyphic sign “m”, an owl.The initial outline was made in red, and overlaid in black. The arrangement and form of the different feathers has been skilfully and precisely reproduced. Although the head is turned full face, the neck, right wing, and left leg (which is just hinted at) are shown in a side view. The drawing may be classified as a study of a model hieroglyph.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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tragedyseries:

Archive post #22. A top favorite of mine. “As the golden treasure of the bees goeth, so may goeth thy destruction” -Lord Ursus

tragedyseries:

Archive post #22. A top favorite of mine. “As the golden treasure of the bees goeth, so may goeth thy destruction” -Lord Ursus