Drought 'Oddities' By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org
Suddenly, almost inexplicably and overnight - there's a newly discovered big water shortage in the US!
Keep your eyes on the GOP prize. Under cover of the Bush Depression and (global warming-induced) drought, corpora-terrorist trolls may present a 'solution:' Privatize part of the US water supply.
First, the inevitable state of emergency is declared:
Drought Prompts State of Emergency 28 Feb 2009 California Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state emergency because of a drought
and said he will consider mandatory rationing in the face of nearly $3
billion in economic losses this year. Agri
Droughts Ravaging California, Texas --Schwarzenegger Declares State of Emergency As Agriculture Is Hard-Hit; Parts of Texas Are Driest In U.S. 28 Feb 2009 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Friday because of three years of below-average rain and snowfall in California, a step that urges urban water agencies to reduce water use by 20 percent. The drought has forced farmers to fallow their fields, put thousands of agricultural workers out of work, and led to conservation measures in cities throughout the state, which is the nation's top agricultural producer.
Lawmakers seek billions to expand, improve California's water supply --The issue has renewed urgency because of a three-year drought that has left key reservoirs at a third of their capacity. 27 Feb 2009 With California's budget crisis resolved for the moment, state lawmakers Thursday turned their attention to another emergency: a three-year drought that has left key reservoirs at 35% of capacity. Legislators stepped forward with plans to ask voters to borrow as much as $15 billion for projects to expand and improve the state's water supply. "This is the session to aggressively solve California's water challenges," Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Thursday.
Next, corpora-terrorists have the GOP-run media publish editorials to engender panic and hence generate the 'need' to build a new (privatized) water grid.
Adapting to water woes --The problem of climate change in the Southwest is fairly complex, but can be summed up in one word: water. By Stephanie Tavares 27 Feb 2009 The southwestern United States is moving headlong toward an environmental catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions. The already drought-prone region is almost entirely dependent on a shrinking snowpack and sparse rain in the Colorado River Basin. As the planet’s climate changes, an already overtaxed and volatile water supply is expected to get even more unstable.
California Declares Water Crisis. Has Time Come For Water Grid? By Michael Kanellos 28 Feb 2009 Experts for years have warned that the water crisis will sneak up fast on the public and here it is. So what can be done? While desalination and other water reclamation technologies might help alleviate the problem over the long term, they won’t be of much use over the next few years. They take years to build and plan. (This isn’t New Deal-era America, or modern day Dubai, where bridges and other large structures can be built in 24 months.) The cheaper and quicker alternative is going to come from things like the water management systems from companies like Hydropoint Data Systems, which control lawn watering systems by dynamically tracking environmental conditions.
Shapleigh closes tap for water companies --Residents ignore the Board of Selectmen's position and vote to stop (Nestle) Poland Spring – and others – from harvesting their water. 01 Mar 2009 (ME) Shapleigh residents have banned companies from drawing or selling its water. During a special town meeting Saturday morning, residents voted 114 to 66 to adopt the ban drafted by Protecting Our Water and Wildlife Resources, which had opposed Poland Spring's efforts to test, draw, bottle and market the town's water. The ban had been opposed by the town's Board of Selectmen, which had favored instead a set of regulations on drawing water in the town that will be on the warrant for the regular town meeting on March 14.
Fast-growing Western U.S. cities face water crisis 10 Mar 2009 Built in the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas leads Western U.S. cities scrambling to slash water consumption, increase recycling and squeeze more from underground aquifers as long-reliable surface water sources dry up. From handing out fines for leaky sprinklers to charging homeowners high rates for high use, water officials in the U.S. West are chasing down squandered water one gallon at a time.
Heads up! IBM launches water-management services operation --The effort is part of a wider role IBM wants to play in infrastructure services, including automobile traffic and power grids. 13 Mar 2009 IBM Corp. wants to get really deep into water. The technology company is launching a new line of water services Friday, hoping to tap a new sales vein by taking the manual labor out of 'fighting pollution' and managing water supplies. IBM says the overall water-management services market could be worth $20 billion in five years. [Theory on what happen when IBM controls the water supply: 1) Contaminate it. 2) Blame terrorists. 3) Get the US government to 'rebuild' that which IBM destroyed (Recall the KBR/Baghdad model) 4) Watch prices *skyrocket* to pay for steps 1-3.]
Riot police quell protest as water forum opens 16 Mar 2009 The World Water Forum, a seven-day arena aimed at addressing the planet's deepening [corporate-created] crisis of fresh water, was launched here Monday amid a violent protest broken up by riot police using tear gas. Anti-riot police dispersed some 300 demonstrators against the forum as they headed to the venue buildings, detaining at least 15.
CIA exercise turns up security concerns at N.C. water plant 02 Apr 2009 The Elizabeth City water plant is vulnerable to attack, most likely from vandals or someone with a grudge rather than from terrorists, a team from the CIA training base at Harvey Point found last week. The assessment served as a training exercise for the CIA and an alert to local officials, said Paul Fredette, director of Elizabeth City public utilities. Elizabeth City's water system of about 7,000 customers was rated as a low priority for a terrorist attack, Fredette said.
Out West, a new kind of water war --Nestle wants to tap an aquifer in Colorado for bottled water. Some residents are angered by the project. 02 Apr 2009 In rural Chaffee County, Colo., one of the world's largest beverage companies has discovered water it deems fit for a bottle... mountain spring flavor people are willing to pay for. Nestle Waters North America wants to tap an aquifer feeding a pair of springs near Salida, southwest of Colorado Springs, and draw 65 million gallons of water per year to bottle and sell under its Arrowhead brand. But many mountain residents say Nestle should go bottle someone else's water.
Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies 08 Apr
2009 Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind
software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according
to current and former national-security officials. The spies came from
Cyberspies Penetrate U.S. Power Grid, Leave Software That Could Disrupt System --The intrusions were not just limited to the electrical power grid, but affected systems like water and sewage. 08 Apr 2009 The U.S. has uncovered evidence that cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. power grid and left behind software that could be activated to disrupt American infrastructure, FOX News confirmed Wednesday. The "intrusions," first reported by The Wall Street Journal, have occurred over a period of time, one U.S. official said -- not all at once. [US corpora-terrorists are desperate to privatize US electrical systems, water and sewage.]
Does anyone else see where all this is going? They've got all the catastrophic keywords - à la 'Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction' down to a science: 'Overtaxation...' 'Crisis...' 'Volatile' (so much like Anbar region, it's not funny)... 'Unstable...' 'Disaster...' 'Rationing...'
Better hire private contractors to build a new water grid and get
--Lori Price (lori at legitgov dot org)
01 Mar 2009
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