Derr, this is my personal blog where I post any shit that happens to be of interest! I post political things, social issue things, and sometimes even sexual things! I apologize if you find any of these things unpleasant.
Humans can survive weeks without food, but only days without water — in some conditions, only hours. It may sound clichéd, but it’s no hyperbole: Water is life. So what happens when private companies control the spigot? Evidence from water privatization projects around the world paints a pretty clear picture — public health is at stake.
In the run-up to its annual spring meeting this month, the World Bank Group, which offers loans, advice and other resources to developing countries, held four days of dialogues in Washington, D.C. Civil society groups from around the world and World Bank Group staff convened to discuss many topics. Water was high on the list.
It’s hard to think of a more important topic. We face a global water crisis, made worse by the warming temperatures of climate change. A quarter of the world’s people don’t have sufficient access to clean drinking water, and more people die every year from waterborne illnesses — such as cholera and typhoid fever — than from all forms of violence, including war, combined. Every hour, the United Nations estimates, 240 babies die from unsafe water.
The World Bank Group pushes privatization as a key solution to the water crisis. It is the largest funder of water management in the developing world, with loans and financing channeled through the group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). Since the 1980s, the IFC has been promoting these water projects as part of a broader set of privatization policies, with loans and financing tied to enacting austerity measures designed to shrink the state, from the telecom industry to water utilities.
But international advocacy and civil society groups point to the pockmarked record of private-sector water projects and are calling on the World Bank Group to end support for private water.
In the decades since the IFC’s initial push, we have seen the results of water privatization: It doesn’t work. Water is not like telecommunications or transportation. You could tolerate crappy phone service, but have faulty pipes connecting to your municipal water and you’re in real trouble. Water is exceptional.
Butterflies scavenging dead fish
And you just thought they were all nectar, flowers, and sugary bits, didn’t you?
WELL FUCK ALL YOUR WORLDVIEWS. LOOK AT THIS.
Well Butterflies also drink blood from dead bodies and sometimes even urine
butterflies are so fucking metal
u ever get in a shower that has the water pressure of someone softly crying on u
does no one realize that robin hood was a terrible role model for young kids? i mean you are stealing from people (illegal) and those people (usually) worked hard to get their wealth. it really demotivates people to succeed when they know they can get something someone else worked for.
is this what rich people worry about lmao
who knew the sheriff of nottingham had a blog
"I just really like to draw disney princesses"
*forgets tiana but includes rapunzel merida elsa scrappy doo and a honda civic*
This a concept for physical distribution of the web comic Homestuck, written by Andrew Hussie. Each act would be stored on a separate, custom USB drive, and would include a custom USB hub so each drive could be accessed at once.
OH MY GOD
WANTWANTWANTWANT GIMME GIMME
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
I WOULD DO VERY HORRIBLE UNSPEAKABLE THINGS TO AQUIRE THIS. YES GOOD.
Yes yes good.
"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."