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Review: Flow: For Love of Water

Posted in business, Culture, Environment, Media, Movies, Philosophy, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2009 by 99ppp

While channel surfing, we had the good fortune to stumble upon a terrific documentary on The Movie Network : Flow: For Love of Water (TMN, DVD) which highlights the importance of our potable water and challenges our preconceptions about its treatment, abundance and accessibility. This documentary also provides a robust critique of privatization and how these huge conglomerates make exorbitant profits while limiting access to the impoverished local populations. When profit reigns supreme, it is unsurprising that control by a few of this precious resource, necessary to sustain human life, jeopardizes and marginilzes the most vulnerable whose welfare depends on it. Corporate control of potable water is not solely a concern for those in the developing world as a legal battle between Michigan citizens and a Nestle bottling plant emerges. The safety of bottled water is also challenged and the perception that is somehow better than tap water.

It isn’t all bad news as the film also presents those communities who’ve applied creative solutions in a local, decentralized, and affordable manner, showing that innovation can come elsewhere than a corporate boardroom and at high infrastructure costs. I highly recommend this enlightening film, and check out this review from the New York Times on this award winning documentary.

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Reflections of Light

Posted in Love, Philosophy, Poetry, Relationships with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2008 by 99ppp

Light..
You are the light that blossoms all thought
Water..
You are the water where ideas flow
Snow..
You are the snow that creates a new canvas
Sun..
You are the sun , the birth of life

You are all I need to feed my soul

You are energy
my sensation , my love


Branches..
You are the branches that connects us all
Earth..
You are the earth where life is born

You are all that my soul needs.

Stars..
You are the stars that light up the sky.
A reflection and reminder of light
that has passed through our lives.

you all that my soul needs.