Water is life. No water, no life. We don’t hear anything about it on the news but our water is being stolen, our access is drying up. Heck, here in California they are talking about relocating a large portion of the population. I’d like to know how they plan on doing that.
There is so much information in this video, it really covers the entire subject. It’s not a definitive work but if you have an interest in our water I would encourage you to watch the movie, and/or buy the book. Then decide if there is something you could be doing. This is an issue that may involve all of us someday if we aren’t careful.
This is what Amazon has to say,
Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to the privatization of water show how, contrary to received wisdom, water mainly flows uphill to the wealthy. Our most basic resource may one day be limited: our consumption doubles every twenty years—twice the rate of population increase.
At the same time, increasingly transnational corporations are plotting to control the world’s dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared, and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers—Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—are part of one of the fastest-growing and least-regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies.
A truly shocking exposé that is a call to arms to people around the world, Blue Gold shows in frightening detail why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, “The wars of the next century will be about water.”
Where have all our jobs gone? That’s right: 25 million Americans can’t find jobs because we’ve shipped them all to China. Along with those jobs went the intellectual technology that created — and lost — them. How do they sell stuff so cheaply?
From best-selling author and filmmaker, Peter Navarro, comes DEATH BY CHINA, a documentary feature that pointedly confronts the most urgent problem facing America today – its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China.
Since China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized products in 2001, over 50,000 American factories have disappeared, more than 25 million Americans can’t find a decent job, and America now owes more than 3 trillion dollars to the world’s largest totalitarian nation.
Through compelling interviews with voices across the political spectrum, DEATH BY CHINA exposes that the U.S.-China relationship is broken and must be fixed if the world is going to be a place of peace and prosperity.
This is a real eye opener. A must see!
China doesn’t play fair. We just didn’t know how it works. If you buy “Made in China” you need to see this.
This is one scary show. Not only does it show how certain inventions changed the direction of our future but it shows where this technology is likely to take us in the future. Gene manipulation?
James Burke the scientific detective is back tracking the fascinating links between technological invention, social history, economics, and, well, everything. Life is a giant 3-dimensional globe made up of millions of threads that cross and recross each other, says Burke as he traces the lines that lead from a French loom to IBM, from a kink in a water pipe to a carburetor. He makes two dozen international stops by way of explaining how the steam pump led to carbon paper, to the entire Industrial revolution and the moon landing, with drill bits, X-rays and genetic engineering along the way; says New York Newsday. In one half-hour! Your head spins, but its the same as splendid champagne. [Read more…]
There are some scenes that I believe should have been left on the cutting-room floor. For example, there is some partial and full nudity, though tastefully done. If you are marketing to children why put that stuff in here?
It is a fascinating show but I would recommend watching the show with your children and talking about the difference topics. Of course, you can always fast forward through the portions that aren’t of interesting to you. The show did a very good job of drawing connection to the past that actually match sense. I’m on Connections 2, get all three.