Uh-Oh, Water Is Now A Commodity - Stephen Colbert's Most Unfortunate Segment

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    Stephen launches his newest segment at a time when some of the world's major problems are eclipsed by larger problems, and that's a problem. Tonight on "Uh-Oh," Stephen examines a troubling sign that water scarcity may be here to stay. #Colbert #UhOh #Water
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Natewatl
Natewatl

Nestle CEO "Someone" declared several years ago that water is not a human right.

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William H. Baird
William H. Baird

Water is a growing problem world-wide. Not In Canada however... Water is the New OIL and we got lots of it!

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Shota Toriumi

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Judy Corso
Judy Corso

Seems we will be drinking the RICH FOLKS bathwater from now on.....

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On Time For My Party
On Time For My Party

Great job with this!!!

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steven jackson

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One Lump21
One Lump21

Animated or not, coulda done without the blood & bones. That was still gross.

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Maldonado Cassius

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Randall Chase
Randall Chase

That made me thirsty

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Arwyn Atreides
Arwyn Atreides

"Tank Girl" plays in my head...

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Michele Olson
Michele Olson

And what has been Nestlé Inc been doing? Buying controlling interest in California's biggest water reservoir. They've already been selling their bottled water while telling communities they have to purchase water from them. This example of corporate greed was planning this abomination for over a decade. Shame on Nestlé and all the bad players involved.

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Desiree Lozano
Desiree Lozano

Thank you for raising this topic. As a Californian I too have been biting my nails down to the bone. I cannot believe how little coverage this story has gotten. I have heard discussions of "market solutions" to force water conservation for years, but this does nothing to slow consumption. Growers have less incentive to change their crops. Utility companies source water from multiple regions. What protection will average consumers have across the state as these utility companies and growers incur losses? Investors are going to fuck this all up for sure! *Chugs bottle of drought tolerant, though smoke tinged wine🍷✌

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james eaton
james eaton

Joe biden more problems because is his policies

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BJ Reed
BJ Reed

Awww, Stephen...don't be so surprised...players trade on everything! Maybe one day, even Comedians! 😅🤣😂

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Simplicitas
Simplicitas

When man has killed all animals he will die of a great loneliness. Sitting Bull said that. In a deeper way.

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T L
T L

Am I the only one paying attention to the movie “The Big Short”. The same guy who predicted the 2008 financial crisis resulting from the housing bubble also talks about water commodities. After the movie they interview this financial genius and ask him, ‘What is the next thing you will personally invest in?” His answer, ‘water’. He saw this coming all those years ago. Maybe he should be... oh I don’t know, an advisor to the president or something like that. Numbers don’t lie. And he sees the numbers.

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Case
Case

just...just a crumb of socialism guys? as a treat? please???

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Free Dragon
Free Dragon

The United States just doesn't deserve to exist! It can't fall fast enough! Wipe 'em out, along with China, Russia, South Korea and a vast swath of the Middle East! If those nations were removed from existence we may have a chance!

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BurnestThe4th
BurnestThe4th

Yeah! Capitalism doesn't know the difference between necessities and commodities. Why share when you can profit?

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Nickolas Nielson
Nickolas Nielson

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J T
J T

Loser....starving for gags....Trump is gone...nobody to goof on...

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꧁The Commie꧂
꧁The Commie꧂

Better suck up all the air you can, that’s next to fall to late stage capitalism!

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Carl Klopfenstine
Carl Klopfenstine

Let's use the Keystone Pipeline for fresh clean water instead of nasty oil,

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C. L-M
C. L-M

That is very, very bad. Water, a basic human necessity, a basic human right.

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Cybernet Activities
Cybernet Activities

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Y
Y

Hmmm...that guy who first identified the hole in the housing market and shorted it for Scion investing quit his job after making that short and started investing in water so yeah, we do have a problem.

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Alex DuWaldt
Alex DuWaldt

XD that's really funny. Colbert doesn't think water has been a commodity until this point. The stuff literally falls from the sky. Perhaps all this thought about the most essential chemical compound in the universe might do the climate on Earth here a little good, now only if we could get people this excited about air.

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Marlene Soifer
Marlene Soifer

I saw a set with you and President Biden . You sure both of you, wouldnt want that kind of gift for yourselves (now would you) $20.00 you didnt seem to use generosity

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Ray Harnish III
Ray Harnish III

Looks like I picked a bad time to be addicted to water. I drink about 2 to 3 bottles of that "commodity" per day.

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Mhurgle
Mhurgle

I guess Reddit will ...uh, deal with the ... water commodity hedge funds.

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Alien Ami
Alien Ami

And for a while it's been illegal to catch rain water, keeping in mind, they also have to tax you for the rain run off... Lose-lose, and oh here comes a new lose ..old news that Billionaires have been buying fresh water rights up for decades, including The Bush family... Time to start hoarding water purification stuff. lol

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AvariceUntied
AvariceUntied

I can't wait until WallStreetBets short squeezes their water futures.

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Gus Bean
Gus Bean

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Ed Snowden
Ed Snowden

Ain't funny at all, millions of people are going to fucking DIE because of this.

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Jack Rice
Jack Rice

Perfect capitalist model: pollute the public's water, then sell potable water at an exorbitant price. Make catching rain illegal!

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The Majestic Hobo
The Majestic Hobo

The plot to "Solar Babies" that movie no one has watched, is starting...

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Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker

Lol leave Prince Andrew Alone. 😂 He did Prince shit, who cares. 😂 -Not the US government for sure.

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InformationIsTheEdge
InformationIsTheEdge

"Yeah but anthropocentric climate change is just a hoax!"

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nattyphysicist
nattyphysicist

Can we just gamestop their asses?

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DVOYD
DVOYD

This has been a problem for a long time now actually. Mexico, especially Mexico City, has had water shortages for years and it's basically a commodity there already. It's only going to get worse with climate change.

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Ant Man
Ant Man

That is an incentive to weaken the water supply to raise prices further.

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Microtherion
Microtherion

Wow... Apart from the whole thing, what is truly insane about this is that they're beginning with California - one of the driest states in the US, or regions in the world, which only functions thanks to a massive and expensive irrigation system which already favours the rich over the poor. It doesn't work well enough to prevent massive droughts and forest fires (and the state is also currently experiencing some fairly major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions). And someone thought, 'hey, why don't we make our single most serious day-to-day shortage a high-risk investment and make water, including imported bottled water, more expensive than it already is: there's never been a better time to disgust and alienate everyone'. I guess 'wow' pretty much covered it though...

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Ersyla Nellajoy
Ersyla Nellajoy

Not funny. #waterislife

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synnbol
synnbol

Micheal Burry mentioned this years ago, when he was interviewed after the The Big Short released. Almonds.

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Shruti Mahant
Shruti Mahant

It's starting......ALREADY!!!

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Raymond Burey
Raymond Burey

If you take our water witches is a God-given gift to all humans and mammals on this planet be prepared for war. Sleep lightly for we will be coming for you. No Island paradise our far-flung country or bunker can protect you. God will curse you and yours.

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C D
C D

John Stewart alerted us to the almond growers using so much water back in the day. I've avoided them ever since. They are not that tasty either!

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Jon Dunmore
Jon Dunmore

This is actually TERRIFYING, even though Stephen is making jokes. Becoming a commodity means that certain corps will REGULATE the AVAILABILITY of water, in order to drive up its value. It means there will be a whole matrix of supply and demand built up around the sale of water. This IS Mad Max territory, even though at this point, it reads like a joke. I'm not laughing at all at this venal horrifying news.

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Dodelijk Koninkrijk
Dodelijk Koninkrijk

Stephen is greying overnight. What did you do Donald?

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Steven Kobb
Steven Kobb

Wow, water as a commodity. It's a bit like healthcare. The sicker you are the richer hospitals get. The less water you have, the more It's worth and the more desiccated corpses vultures have on which to feed.

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harrison wintergreen
harrison wintergreen

Water has been a commodity for centuries.

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Adam H
Adam H

This honestly didn't have enough doom and gloom. This is a genuinely huge deal, and not in a good way. These bill brained money monsters are intentionally steering this world further towards chaos and suffering.

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damnfunnychicken
damnfunnychicken

oh shit.

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daniel job
daniel job

America: Now water has become a tradable commodity. South Australia: What's this 'now' sh*t, Yanks?

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Remington Steel
Remington Steel

Politicians selling off our public water (like CA did again, recently, for nothing), screwing things up chasing [personal] enrichment, or ignoring problems with water altogether... *President Obama, 2016; to the People of Flint:* "Cough. Ahem. Can I get a glass of water? This isn't a stunt. Now I am going to do it again, just to prove it isn't a stunt." *President Obama, 2020; to the People of Flint:* "Ask not what I could have done for the People of Flint in 2016; ask what the People of Flint can do for Joe Biden on November 3rd, 2020! And Joe thanks former Michigan Governor *Snyder* for his support (might be a pardon in there for you, Rick)! Y'all caught my 3-pointer, right? That's what I *do!* Obama out!"

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macronencer
macronencer

I still hope humanity doesn't die out, but I can't deny any longer that it deserves to.

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wiktoria barecka
wiktoria barecka

not u talking about hedge funds just a few days before gamestop

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robert kennion
robert kennion

It has been for a long while. Nestle has been buying up water sources across africa for years, in order to sell people thier own water back to them

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Efemral
Efemral

So you cut all the tall trees down, You poisoned the sky and the sea, You've taken what's good from the ground, But you left precious little for me

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Silverback Corpse Brigade
Silverback Corpse Brigade

Is Reddit aware of this?

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ObiWan Shinobi
ObiWan Shinobi

"Futures" and "Shorts" should be illegal. Investments = Ok. Betting against the US economy = NOT OK. PS, Nestle has been buying water purification and natural springs like crazy hoping this day would come.

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Suzi Bikerbabe
Suzi Bikerbabe

"treating water as a tradable commodity puts basic human rights in the hands of financial institutions and investors." https://earth.org/water-trade/

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MFD
MFD

Moving from third world country straight into post apolyptic dystopian future.

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Jacqueline Gutierrez
Jacqueline Gutierrez

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Alfred Jones
Alfred Jones

https://youtu.be/HCWRTUvIaCI Just another vid

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Sir Burgers
Sir Burgers

Time to bring back the doomsday backpacks people were threw out.

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Carlo Merli
Carlo Merli

If you are American (no matter if Repubblican or Democratic) listen to Sean here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vLQiaYT72E . Did Sean explain the situation enough clear for everybody to understand? I mean, not only Trump supporters. Yes man, even you that voted for Joe and his gang are not immune from their destruction of the USA, if you are not a billionaire. Everybody but the elite will suffer (if you have some million dollars you are not part of the elite. You will last a little bit longer than the rest of the population but that's it; in the end they'll touch you as well. You need several billions to be in their club). Don't you believe? Even if you don't fully get it right now, it's not only the USA under attack. The whole World is going down the drain. Watch this and understand why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix5Gt-r4Z24&t=1042s

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nm sl
nm sl

Not even news, California had always lacked water, also their soil is turning salty due to irrigation, like the ancient mesopotamia that vanished and leaving behind a bunch of extremely salty earth..

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R
R

Who didn't see water being traded like oil, coming? I think we all did. And corporations like Nestle are still being allowed to suck it up from stressed public aquifers for 0.0000153 cents a gallon, and sell it back to us for dollars on the drop...that's just so very, very wrong.

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Bass Player
Bass Player

nothing but a liberal puppet show

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Yvonne Hummel
Yvonne Hummel

Nestle has been commodifying water for years and years already. They basically steal municipal water for mere pennies per million gallons, then sell it for a 7 thousand percent profit in small plastic bottles which pollute this planet we all share.

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Xuan Luu
Xuan Luu

Ameica When will you stop seeing basic human rights and needs as “communism” so you can make everything a commodity?

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Fuq u Plz
Fuq u Plz

Invest in h2o

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Chris McFadyen
Chris McFadyen

When did they get Mr Rogers to host the Colbert show?

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c
c

we need to stop giving our water to livestock

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Yitzchak Wang
Yitzchak Wang

Someone said, If Capitalism cannot monetize it, Then they will demonized it. I hope it is not true. I hope Capitalism is not becoming the tools of evil?

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Bass Player
Bass Player

Don't contain viruses, to sell you mask Don't cut down on air pollution to sell you oxygen tanks Don't cut down on water pollution, so they can sell you water bottles Don't talk about Gamestop, because they wanna sell you more lies

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Bass Player
Bass Player

Thank god you voted Biden...back to norm like you wanted

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sara
sara

if shit keeps getting worse in California in 10 years you'll be paying with bottle caps, And if the GOP is still around they'd argue its Always been this way

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Steve Ochotta
Steve Ochotta

Is it just me, or is Colbert starting to look a bit like a male version of Amy Goodman?

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c p
c p

We're not emerging from drought and those speculators know this. Fvck them all.

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Tess Winker
Tess Winker

Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

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Apollo
Apollo

https://youtu.be/tB9vacrJE2U

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Apollo
Apollo

https://youtu.be/a-8wCAtNYZw

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Chunky
Chunky

POV: you still have a limited amount of bones.

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Paul Gaither
Paul Gaither

This is not a surprise. We have known a water crisis has been coming since at least the mid 90's. When I was a teenager back then, this was a real talking point. Even the videogame "Homeland" and the video game "Tom Clancy's Resource War" are about future wars over things like clean water sources.

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Nick K
Nick K

And people say there aren't people out there that deserve to be shot. I think the people who buy into this "water is commodity" crap fits the bill.

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Terry Bauer
Terry Bauer

In Sociology class in 1973 for an assignment I said that in the future, war over water was very likely. I got made fun of. Well... what do you think now!

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amouramarie
amouramarie

I think Canada should invest in a Wall very soon.

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Siliconius Antogramaphantism
Siliconius Antogramaphantism

Americans: due to water shortages, water is now a commodity Australians for 2 decades: first time?

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Île-de- France
Île-de- France

Watch *"Parkland survivor responds to video of Marjorie Taylor Greene confronting him with baseless claims"* on YouTube https://youtu.be/eCSoLCmJwOs *Marjorie Taylor Greene ranting at David Hogg again, this time in the hallways of a House Office Building.* Greene's rant is then drowned out by loud chants of "enough is enough" from March for Our Lives supporters. What Greene says is beyond disturbing. https://mobile.twitter.com/funder/status/1354682464850087939 https://mobile.twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1354818382382526467 greenee harassing David Hogg weeks after the Parkland shooting Watch👇 https://mobile.twitter.com/fred_guttenberg/status/1354420542678441986 Watch👇 https://mobile.twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1354554585256513542 *Warning: Offensive Content* Video of Marjorie Taylor Greene calling electeds an awful slur used against those with learning disabilities. She then says "I'm not trying to talk down on people with Down's Syndrome. https://mobile.twitter.com/funder/status/1354862832706326532

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Susi M
Susi M

Who just decides this?

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Ziquafty Nny
Ziquafty Nny

This seems like a bad idea that should be criminal. It seems to incentivize making water scarce. edit: right lol i wrote this before watching

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Lei Tregjok
Lei Tregjok

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Amberlyn Olsen
Amberlyn Olsen

What in the actual fuck. Ugh. Can we please just stop being Gods worst creation ever?

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Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez

Problem-ception

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Terri Perry
Terri Perry

Does anyone remember how to boil water? Even salt water boil it. It evaporates collect it in a bag the salt is left behind and use the salt to preserve your food

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Matt Branham
Matt Branham

Here we go! Now the millionaire Hollywood shitbags are going to tell you to what to do with your water. I bet all the water features at his country club are up and running.

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Bryan Gallagher

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Charlotte M.

Really America? WTF?!

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