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U.N. to intervene in Detroit water shutoffs: Talks on 'human-rights violations' planned w/Obama
WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi

Posted on 07/02/2014 11:53:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Watch out, Detroit. Here comes the United Nations.

WND has learned that after issuing a statement last week condemning Detroit’s decision to send water shut-off notices to tens of thousands of customers behind in their payments, the U.N now plans to conduct confidential policy discussions with the Obama administration to be followed by a formal public report to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

On Monday, the U.N. Human Rights Council’s office in Geneva confirmed to WND that the U.N. plans to intervene directly in the Detroit water crisis, determined to apply international law to judge the U.S. in violation of human rights to safe water.

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, DWSD, announced in March it would send shut-off notices to customers with balances more than $150 overdue or who are more than two months behind in their payments. The department, which said nearly half of the 324,000 water and sewerage accounts are overdue, has put out 46,000 notices since March. About 4,500 accounts have had their water shut off....

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: michigan; unitednations; utilities; water

1 posted on 07/02/2014 11:53:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freeloading and being a deadbeat is a human right?


2 posted on 07/02/2014 11:57:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m buying a repossessed house where, apparently, the water was shut off. They apparently were not in the house long, as they filled the toilets and there’s one pile beside the tub. But I’m told by other landlords that sometimes they’re in the house months after the water and power are shut off and they generally dedicate one room as the toilet and cover the floor.

Oh, this is a really great neighborhood, but still, all the windows are broken, doors are ripped off and there are holes in every wall. These were people who financed 120% of the house. Who the heck would finance 120% of something? Then, the adjustable rate adjusted.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 11:57:52 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recommend a community well at which people could fill their jugs for use at home. It is good enough for most of the world, and private plumbing is not a human right, yet.

I wonder what Obama has done to urge this on the UN? They would not do this if not invited in by the biggest contributor to the UN Budget.

Let’s pay up Detroit’s water bills and deduct it from our UN dues.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 11:58:10 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a joke.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 11:58:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guaranteed if Detroit was all white, the Liberal Globalist UN would not give an excrement about water shutoffs...


6 posted on 07/02/2014 12:00:07 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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To: BenLurkin

Nah, just the UN fishing for some way to put us on the same moral plane with Zimbabwe or Burma.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 12:00:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin
Freeloading and being a deadbeat is a human right?

The only ones the UN is prepared to defend.

8 posted on 07/02/2014 12:00:36 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

UN has no authority.
The guy in the blue hat has massive money, may he be robbed within minutes!


9 posted on 07/02/2014 12:01:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought we gave Detroit to Fiat and the Italians? Did they renege on their payments to Obama?


10 posted on 07/02/2014 12:03:40 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: BenLurkin

They’ve actually got a point. A minimal amount of water should be available, even if it’s through safe community wells, for cleanliness and drinking. Do we really want another potential hotspot for illnesses to spread? Or for these folks to find their way to the suburbs?


11 posted on 07/02/2014 12:04:05 PM PDT by grania
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12 posted on 07/02/2014 12:04:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh brother!!! Pay your bills people! Gotta have priorities! Water over cellphone!


13 posted on 07/02/2014 12:04:50 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Throw the UN out on their behinds. And if that doesn’t work cap em.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 12:06:02 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: grania

I’ll bet $5 that most — if not all — of these deadbeats are already getting cash from the taxpayers.

There is no reason for them to not pay a water bill.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 12:06:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m surprised they haven’t tapped the fire hydrants.


16 posted on 07/02/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: grania

These folks didn’t pay their water bill.
As with any utility, don’t pay, it gets shut off.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 12:09:25 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Gen.Blather

It’s a horror story where the foolish/ignorant home owner (and lender) thinks it is likely that the home value will soon shoot up 20%.

And the recent bubble made it look like that would happen. Until that kind of thing stopped happening.


18 posted on 07/02/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Michigander222

I thought they got free Obamaphones?


19 posted on 07/02/2014 12:10:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: RightGeek

That is assuming the fire hydrants work.

Imagine the UN sending in water bearing peacekeepers into Detroit. At night. With white jeeps and blue helmets.

What could go wrong?


20 posted on 07/02/2014 12:12:53 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“It’s a horror story where the foolish/ignorant home owner (and lender) thinks it is likely that the home value will soon shoot up 20%.”

Actually, I suspect it was more because the government guaranteed the loan. The bank had no skin in the game so what do they care?


21 posted on 07/02/2014 12:13:41 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BenLurkin
there is no reason for them not to pay a water bill

FWIW, water and sewer bills in some midwest urban areas have skyrocketed because of needed repairs and EPA regulations. In spite of that, I'd suspect as you do that most of these people could afford their water bills if they gave up something else.

That's bad, for sure. But for the sake of the rest of us, they should have a minimal amount of water to stay healthy and clean.

22 posted on 07/02/2014 12:16:11 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

This is an idiotic ploy by an idiotic city. So many other ways to prioritize costs. This isn’t one of them.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 12:16:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gen.Blather

Unless it was truly a liars loan there were SOME standards. Otherwise why not lend out 200%+ and make Uncle Sam the fall guy?


24 posted on 07/02/2014 12:16:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, gosh, seems like the easy answer would be directions to public spigots that they can go get their water, just like ALMOST ALL OF THE REST OF THE WORLD.

There, crisis averted. Chicago is welcome to send me a big gigantic check for this quick and useful solution to this problem.

Oh, and of course, wheel chair ramps for these spigots, EPA water quality inspections, an inspector at each spigot to ensure that no one is using awful single use plastic bags to hold their bottles....


25 posted on 07/02/2014 12:18:26 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Yes - community well, community john and shower.

Now buzz-the-heck-off UN!


26 posted on 07/02/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: Gene Eric
This is an idiotic ploy by an idiotic city

The best semi-humorous suggestion I've heard is to give Detroit to Canada. Let them take the profits from the port and bridges and use it to run the city.

27 posted on 07/02/2014 12:20:34 PM PDT by grania
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Kind of like those uncollateralized liberal arts college degrees!


28 posted on 07/02/2014 12:22:14 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: grania

That solution might disrupt its demographic priorities.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 12:23:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: NEMDF

They might not get money but they get a slave


30 posted on 07/02/2014 12:25:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Gene Eric
No reason they couldn't be US citizens with authorization to live in Detroit but not anywhere else in Canada. Call it limited dual citizenship or whatever.

It might sound like a dumb idea. Many really good ideas started out sounding dumb, then got tweeked a little.

31 posted on 07/02/2014 12:27:01 PM PDT by grania
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Third world city. A microcosm of what’s in store for America.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 12:32:47 PM PDT by CodeJockey
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To: Texas resident
LOL: UN Peacekeepers in Da Hood


33 posted on 07/02/2014 12:33:26 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Michigander222

Right. As a friend of mine says, people have the time and money for the things they want.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 12:35:04 PM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: Michigander222

Lol. Cellphones are free to them. They just value partying above providing their children with clean water. We should cut out all checks to them and just provide clean water and a community garden. Then they would have to earn their crack money.


35 posted on 07/02/2014 12:36:16 PM PDT by formosa
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To: BenLurkin
There is no reason for them to not pay a water bill.

But there's the best (or worst, depending upon your sensibilities) reason - because they don't have to. Watch and see, Øbozo will conspire with the UN, playing them as the "bad cop" to his "good cop". Then he will bail out the Detroit deadbeats and stick the rest of us with the bill.

36 posted on 07/02/2014 12:36:30 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t take the UN long to get there - aren’t a bunch of them holed up at Camp Grayling?


37 posted on 07/02/2014 12:37:46 PM PDT by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: Texas resident
What could go wrong?

Depress the value on eBay for blue helmets and jeeps? It's not called "New Fallujah" for nothing.

38 posted on 07/02/2014 12:59:26 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So lesson learned folks:
Don’t pay for what you are supposed to pay for, and the UN or some other group will come in and save your sorry behind! Gotta have that money for tattoo’s, liquor, and smokes! Water bill? Whatever, give me my money!


39 posted on 07/02/2014 1:05:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see this as another calculated invasion, orchestrated by Jugears himself. He knows he’s getting short, so he’s inviting the UN in here to continue his madness. Don’t let them set one foot in any American city!


40 posted on 07/02/2014 1:24:09 PM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: grania

Who needs water when Colt 45 comes in tall boy cans ?


41 posted on 07/02/2014 1:24:43 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

UN to give free stuff to deadbeats.

I may be wrong but I think water and sewer are the only utility not given away as part of welfare.


42 posted on 07/02/2014 1:29:05 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

True. Beer is mostly water.
But you only rent it.


43 posted on 07/02/2014 1:30:03 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: grania
The best semi-humorous suggestion I've heard is to give Detroit to Canada. Let them take the profits from the port and bridges and use it to run the city.

Insufficient. Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

44 posted on 07/02/2014 1:39:53 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: GeronL

How many are abandoned houses ?


45 posted on 07/02/2014 1:54:13 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: BenLurkin

The irony is that they are simultaneously prohibited from drilling their own wells and then mandated to pay, as are most of us in much of suburban areas.

Used to be a man had land he had rights to his own water.

Without agreeing with UN involvement at all I do think its a violation of landowners rights to prevent them from using water.


46 posted on 07/02/2014 2:37:35 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

I live approx. 40 miles north of detroit and have city water. Detroit pulls in a load of money from suburgs and semi rural areas for their water. It ain’t cheap either.


47 posted on 07/02/2014 10:39:38 PM PDT by goat granny
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