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RE: Hug a tree hugger

"Depending on the standard of living you expect"

Ya know, the 7 billion people aren't all living on continental North America. Heck, just a week or two ago, I read that, get this... 600 million, yes, 600 million, people in India (that's ONE country, not a continent) were without electricity, due to a storm. Putting it into perspective, there are about 310 million people in the entire U.S.

The usage of water in the U.S. has ZERO effect on people in India, China, or the African continent, the three of which account for the large majority of people on the planet, and it doesn't even matter to Canada and Mexico.

Potable water is where there is water and water treatment plants and delivery infrastructure, and no amount of "saving water" is going to help anyone somewhere else.

What is so irritating is that governmental agencies and politicians in the U.S. have completely failed in their responsibility to plan and build robust water availability and delivery systems, and yet have allowed over-building of business and residential areas which clearly need the water. This isn't rocket science.

Back to the standard of living thingy... This is the United States in 2012. Why are we still talking about this?!! Water and electricity should be cheap and plentiful. But we have politicians and emotionalists who refuse to allow it.

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Edits: 08/15/12 08/15/12

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