Skip to comments.U.N. to intervene in Detroit water shutoffs: Talks on 'human-rights violations' planned w/Obama
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 Detroits 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 Councils 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....
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Freeloading and being a deadbeat is a human right?
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.
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.
What a joke.
Guaranteed if Detroit was all white, the Liberal Globalist UN would not give an excrement about water shutoffs...
Nah, just the UN fishing for some way to put us on the same moral plane with Zimbabwe or Burma.
The only ones the UN is prepared to defend.
UN has no authority.
The guy in the blue hat has massive money, may he be robbed within minutes!
I thought we gave Detroit to Fiat and the Italians? Did they renege on their payments to Obama?
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?
Oh brother!!! Pay your bills people! Gotta have priorities! Water over cellphone!
Throw the UN out on their behinds. And if that doesn’t work cap em.
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.
I’m surprised they haven’t tapped the fire hydrants.
These folks didn’t pay their water bill.
As with any utility, don’t pay, it gets shut off.
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.
I thought they got free Obamaphones?
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?
“Its 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?
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.
This is an idiotic ploy by an idiotic city. So many other ways to prioritize costs. This isn’t one of them.
Unless it was truly a liars loan there were SOME standards. Otherwise why not lend out 200%+ and make Uncle Sam the fall guy?
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....
Yes - community well, community john and shower.
Now buzz-the-heck-off UN!
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.
Kind of like those uncollateralized liberal arts college degrees!
That solution might disrupt its demographic priorities.
They might not get money but they get a slave
It might sound like a dumb idea. Many really good ideas started out sounding dumb, then got tweeked a little.
Third world city. A microcosm of what’s in store for America.
Right. As a friend of mine says, people have the time and money for the things they want.
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.
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.
Shouldn’t take the UN long to get there - aren’t a bunch of them holed up at Camp Grayling?
Depress the value on eBay for blue helmets and jeeps? It's not called "New Fallujah" for nothing.
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!
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!
Who needs water when Colt 45 comes in tall boy cans ?
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.
True. Beer is mostly water.
But you only rent it.
Insufficient. Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
How many are abandoned houses ?
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.
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.
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