Posted by Declan on October 12, 2006, at 12:30:23
In reply to Re: Coca Cola, posted by Dinah on October 12, 2006, at 9:10:47
There is that difference between the Coca Cola Company and the Coca Cola Bottling Company.
I heard it on the radio. Maude Barlowe, a Canadian interested in water, was visiting Australia and was speaking on the ABC. To get anywhare near the 10%, you'd have to be including all the privatised water utilities of the world owned by either of the two?
Is it true, what she said about Detroit? That 40,000 people there had their water cut off as a result of non-payment? I have no idea of the time frame.
The water thing is particularly relevant to Australia. The Government's advisory body tonight predicted the 'collapse' of the Murray Darling basin (this year), the inland river system of the eastern half of Australia. I assume they mean drying up. Irrigation allocations and water pricing are such that huge amounts of rice are grown inland for export. Irrigation really took off after 1960.
Guess who I showed into the station for an interview? David Suzuki. 'We've been expecting you. Come this way.' Very exciting.