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  •  keep your eyes open, they are bound to... (7+ / 0-)

    .... try that soon enough.  They'll start by privatizing the water supply systems, and then decreasing the water safety standards and trying to sell more bottled water or "home water purifiers."  

    And what you do at the first peep of that shit from your local politicians, is organize a "2nd Amendment Rally for Water & Sanitation."  The right to keep & bear arms is all about protecting ourselves from big things that prey on us, so it follows we should be equally ferocious about protecting ourselves from microscopic things that prey on us: a right to potable public water and working sewers, the most basic core necessities of urban civilization.

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 05:38:56 AM PDT

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    •  I fully expect them to charge for oxygen (4+ / 0-)
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      catnap1972, JeffW, G2geek, ladyjames

      in the near future.  They'll pollute the air to such an extent that all days will be Code Red and you'll have to pay to breathe!  Free home delivery of your oxygen tanks!  What a deal!

      •  home air purifiers with expensive filters. (1+ / 0-)
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        Already there, at least in cities with bad air quality.  Though these things have hardly caught on the way they will when the rest of the ecological chickens come home to roost.

        Though yes, if someone could put a meter on our noses and mouths, they would.  Water is a much easier target.

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 02:42:42 PM PDT

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        •  That's why I love climate change deniers, ... it's (0+ / 0-)

          as though if you deny climate change, we have nothing to worrry about.  Right?  Air, water, soil - it's all ship-shape and everything's fine!

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