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Wednesday, 01 April 2015


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Terry Spragg

Hi Michael, I have to confess I began reading your 4/1/15 story in a serous vein, thinking that your group of friends had discovered a water source that could be exploited by transporting the water to Rio in bags to solve their drought problem. As I read further I became aware of the charade. Then I began to worry that your story would include your investor group's ability to exploit this water source by transporting the water to Sao Paulo in bags, which would not be of help to our current Brazilian efforts. Thanks for protecting "The Bag Man's" reputation. TS


Dear Emily,

Obviously, that person was an impostor - undoubtedly just someone looking to make a splash and see his/her name in print.

Emily Green

If this is an April Fool's joke, then who was that GASP whistleblower I interviewed?


I do not know that the USA per se is a party to any conspiracy respecting this water source though I read where American citizens are reputed to be a party to owning property encompassing sources of this water ... I can believe that it may be simply another source of potential power and control for those with such need and desire.


Paul F Miller


Dear Todd and Paul.

Thanks for your comments.

Paul - I have heard about the 'conspiracy theories' involving a USA plot to 'steal' the Guaraní's water or gain control over the aquifer.

My comments to those who love such theories:

1) What would the USA do with this water? How would they get it home, surrounded by hostile nations?

2) If the USA is going to steal the water of another country, there is a bountiful and closer alternative just north of us (with fewer people, I might add).

That usually flummoxes them.


Last GASP for the Guaraní: Tex-Mex Consortium Corrals the Aquifer's Water ... Absolutely perfect wonderfully and very artistically presented ... One of the best April Fool Joke in many year ...

Only one problem ... there's more truth than fool in this piece when one looks at the wizards behind the curtain ...


Rainbow Water

I read about more conspiracies and the Guarani Aquifer in this newsletter:

The next you know, someone will start tanking Amazon River water to bottle it somewhere...

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