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Nestlé Waters owns and operates roughly 67 different brands of bottled water globally. These 67 different bottled water brands are classified into 3 different water categories by Nestlé: natural mineral water, spring water, and prepared water. Who knew that water could take on so many different forms and names!
Owning a third of the market share in the U.S., Nestlé has recently launched their newest bottled water brand, Resource, which is being aimed primarily at “a woman who is a little more on the trendy side and higher-income side, and the bull’s-eye is 35 years old,” Larry Cooper, group marketing manager for Resource, told the NY Times.
Basically, they’re looking to break into the “premium level” of bottled water, and this is their first non-carbonated and non-effervescent attempt at that. Again, who knew one of the world’s most important natural resources had so many different forms!
Which brings us to that humanrobot you see in the video above, Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck. He believes our greatest natural resource is a commodity, and not a right. Well of course he does, because his yearly bonus is tied to that “commodity” being put in plastic bottles and trucked around the world to basically become one of the most awful humanrobot contributors to pollution and wastefulness.
Use tap water, it’s free, and it doesn’t hurt the earth—and use a Brita if your tap water isn’t quite trustworthy. Unless of course you wanna be a trendy humanrobot, then by all means be wasteful and treat a human right like a humanrobot commodity…
Paul Ryan, the inscrutable Wisconsin Representative. His groundbreaking GOP budget proposal is a complete joke and utter slap in the face of Americans, with the deceivingly massive cojones he has to even suggest such things be done with the people’s money. I say groundbreaking because never before has a politician so blatantly tried to mislead the people he is supposed to be helping. And groundbreaking also because he set a path for New Jersey’s Chris Christie to attack the greedy, unworthy teachers of the Garden State, and take back the power for the people from our educators.
As reported in the NY Times, “The [NJ] legislation will sharply increase what state and local workers must contribute for their health insurance and pensions, suspend cost-of-living increases to retirees’ pension checks, raise retirement ages and curb the unions’ contract bargaining rights.”
About time the people started paying for this lifestyle we call America. The NJ legislation, which Christie will of course speedily sign, will save local and state governments $132billion over the next 30 years. Some questions I have are: will Chrisitie have to chip in more for his three pensions? Will he be able to retire at an age when everyone else can? Will he still get free rides to his son’s baseball games in a State Trooper helicopter? But do remember, Paul Ryan’s proposed budget laid the pathway for this legislation to happen, and for all that money to be saved over 30 years. And Paul Ryan’s proposed budget is further groundbreaking for the subsidies it preserves, for his own benefit.
As reported by The Daily Beast, Paul Ryan’s proposed budget would preserve $45billion in oil subsidies over the next 10 years, because it can’t be all the oil companies’ (and other corporations) responsibility to bear in this economy. Which is good for him, because he has a stake in four family companies that lease land in Texas and Oklahoma to the very energy companies that would receive those subsidies. “Paul Ryan’s father-in-law, Daniel Little, who runs the companies, told Newsweek and The Daily Beast that the family companies are currently leasing the land for mining and drilling to energy giants such as Chesapeake Energy, Devon, and XTO Energy, a recently acquired subsidiary of ExxonMobil.”
If those very subsidies were to end over the next 30 years it could save the American people $135billion, which is a larger dollar amount in any mathematical way you look at it. But humanrobot Paul Ryan wouldn’t benefit from that. And of course it would mean the people who have really suffered in this Great Recession, the corporations, also wouldn’t benefit from that. It’s a robot eat human world…