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  •  I would strenuously object, (0+ / 0-)

    if anyone siphoned off the Great Lakes to give water to people and live stock who don't have it - whether it is for money or free.  The Lakes (resource) have a right to exist, and there isn't enough fresh water on the planet to sustain everyone.  

    I am certainly not going to "give or sell" Saudi Arabia water - if it harms the Lakes, and the desert west has been trying to siphon the Lakes for their use for years.  There is no way, which is why all of the great lake states and Canada formed and belong to the Great Lake's Compact.  We aren't entitled to their oil, and they aren't entitled to our water.   People need to live within their means - financially and environmentally. So instead of unbridled population growth and declarations of entitlements (I remind you Americans aren't even entitled to medical care), they need to stop over populating the planet.  

    Don't tax the rich, starve the poor.

    by dkmich on Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 03:13:48 AM PDT

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    •  I agree with you (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think these are two different points. I agree that we must protect places like the Great Lakes. The UN resolution isn't about requiring countries to sell their water or anything like that. In fact, the struggle for the human right to water is intertwined with resistance to corporate control and marketing of  our water resources.

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