This episode of Conspiracy Theory begins on somewhat saner ground by examining water privatization, in which provision of public water services is increasingly given over to the private sector. "Looks to me like somebody's tryin' to control the world's water," frets Jesse Ventura. "That is a conspiracy."
Noteworthy among what announcer Tyler Derek calls "the ruthless powers that'll let you die of thirst before they give you a drop for free" are the Bush family of presidential renown, who've acquired large land holdings over a gigantic aquifer in Paraguay, and financier T. Boone Pickens, with large land holdings over a gigantic aquifer in Texas. Two multinational French companies, Veolia and Suez, also rate high among Tyler Derek's "international corporations and shadowy groups that are sucking our rivers and lakes dry for profit and power."
"Where the hell are the politicians on this?" Jesse Ventura demands. "It all comes back to their greed and their ability to accept the dirty money from special interest groups to get what they want."
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