[ExI] were they ugly?
avant at sollegro.com
Wed Jan 29 03:26:19 UTC 2020
Quoting Adrian Tymes:
> Good luck with that. Certain topics are just inherently borderline
> political, or politics injects itself over time. For example, a
> decade ago, who knew that the availability of clean drinking water
> in the US would become a political hot topic?
To a certain degree water rights have always been a political hot
topic, especially in California. But I agree that a decade ago, the
idea that entire cities and regions of the U.S. like Flint, Michigan
and Puerto Rico would lose their access to clean drinking water would
have been hard to foresee. Especially for those who don't believe in
But Nestle foresaw it. And they are no doubt profiting from it. Who
knows? They might have even lobbied for it.
Deliberate or not, I am deeply disturbed by this fact, and don't
understand why there is not more widespread anger over this.
In college, a friend of mine once remarked that civilization largely
consisted of "getting food into cities and shit out of them."
It was a sure sign of the decline of Rome when her government could no
longer maintain her aqueducts and sewers. Maybe we should hold off on
making America great again and instead shoot for simply making it
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