Wet Yourself! At The Party
That’s not where the mouth is, GOD you’re a shitty parent!
Nestlé backed up that statement with this ruthless move at the World Water Forum.
Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.
Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”
Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.
Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!
At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.
Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.
In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.
Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights
This is a relevant post, especially since a lot of big companies can’t resist the allure of money. Now they want to put a bill on public water sources?
reminder that the two most plentiful types of hobbits (harfoots and stoors) are canonically described as having nut-brown skin and only the rarest (fallohides) were supposed to have light skin
just a fun fact
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on:
Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%.
Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.
If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe.
- they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
- party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
- worn Nazi symbols
- supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.
There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand.
They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better).
In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.
They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology.
29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M, and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:
This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.
In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU.
Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.
People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP.
But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract.
Please spread this.
I have to make a formatted resume for a school assignment today and all I want to do is play oblivion instead
I’m aware! Your kaiju would be one of the best additions to the roster!
Saparodon is very easily on par with the moray eal in a coral reef mech.
Somebody recently asked us an interesting question regarding where/how we source our new lore. This combined with some recent controversy regarding our statement of vision, we thought now would be a good time to share our response and insights on this subject publicly.
…[Lore] just something you make up really. Much of Morrowind is still an empty canvas, so naturally expanding on it means writing new things, not necessarily sourced in official material. In fact, we’ve found from past experience relying only on Bethesda stuff can be inhibiting in terms of creativity. So long as it feels tasteful and faithful to the main themes of Morrowind and Tamriel’s mythos, anything is fair game really! Also our concept for the Deshaan predates ESO’s version, and was mostly inspired by Kirkbride’s First PGE (which places it in Dres territory further south than where ESO places it around Mournhold). Our version is also considerably less lush than ESO’s, not to say that their intepretation is any less valid. Different mediums, different games, different authors, different eras. :P
Lore (in our view anyways) is more an aesthetic to interact with, rather than a solid set of facts. Making new lore is not too different from writing chapters of an untold story, or painting a picture of something yet to be explored. To do that, authors must be able to think outside what is already established to explore these new frontiers. It requires questioning what is there, and expanding on it faithfully. Vague texts from official sources cannot simply be blown up as strict edicts of fact. Building worlds requires creative thinking. We learned this when we were developing Hammerfell content, where we basically had to invent a vision for the province and its’ cultures out of blank cloth. TES’ mythos has always been a collaborative work, so contradictions and inconsistencies will always be inevitable.
Naturally, our end goal is for the players to experience something new when they set foot in Morrowind’s Mainland, and we want every square inch of that content to be as captivating as the example set for us in the original game, even if it means making some deviations from official sources. Players do not want a rehash of what they’ve already seen on Vvardenfell (or other games for that matter). We recognize that this has been and always will be a contentious subject, and differing viewpoints exist. Our goal is not to necessarily argue for a particular side or join the debate, but to clarify our stance in the context of the creation of our project.