It is interesting that you should equate the concept of the corporation with death. The corporation originally arose as a way of sharing business costs and liability among several individuals, while allowing the corporation itself to be dealt with as a single entity. I would agree, however, that it is a bit odd to consider a corporation just another citizen; arguably they should reside in a slightly different category. Be that as it may, corporations are not inherently evil; the people who direct them are the ones at fault, and frequently it is their own greed and concern for the corporation's bottom line that drive them to do evil with corporate assets. The corporation itself was a key part of the rise of modern markets and economics, and is a factor in globalization as well.
Maybe at some point physics and chemistry will uncover the mechanisms behind energized water; or maybe they won't. Regardless, at this point, the claims made about energized water are (besides the anecdotes) unsubstantiated, and have not been scientifically evaluated.
The etymology you provide for placebo is excellent. The idea behind the placebo effect is to get people thinking positively and thus healing themselves.
Also, I use real money. The dollar bills that pass through my hands are as real as the computer on which I'm currently typing this post. Those bills are guaranteed by the US government, and all the evidence up to this moment suggests that the bills will still be legal tender tomorrow.
Oh, and gravity is still going strong, with an average acceleration at the surface of the earth of 9.8 m/s/s. I'm seated firmly in my chair. . .