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Cutting off water to Detroit's poor 'an affront to human rights,' says UN
RT ^ | June 27, 2014 22:55

Posted on 06/29/2014 8:22:34 PM PDT by RC one

Residents of Detroit, Michigan who are $150 or two months past-due on their water bills are having their water shut off by the bankrupt city. Now, even the United Nations has stepped in, saying Detroit is in violation of the human right to water.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: detroit; duplicate; water
We forgot to pay our Toledo water bill last year and they shut us off. Where was the UN on that one?
1 posted on 06/29/2014 8:22:34 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

When you run out of tax payers ,you run out of MONEY


2 posted on 06/29/2014 8:27:52 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: RC one
Perhaps we should cut off the water to the UN.
3 posted on 06/29/2014 8:32:02 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: RC one

Does the UN tolerate Islam?

Then, they obviously don’t give a smelly Obama about human rights.

And, therefore, can shove their silly little opinions up their Obamaholes.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 8:32:25 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: RC one
the Detroit River is FULL of water... and it's FREE!!!
5 posted on 06/29/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RC one

Somebody help me out here. The UN has gotten involved in this?

So instead of trying to help third world countries that really need help obtaining water they are focusing on Detroit???

(rhetorical post only. No reply required. I just needed to vent.)


6 posted on 06/29/2014 8:33:11 PM PDT by berdie
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To: RC one

What about the human right to be paid for one’s labor? I’m all for the UN stepping in and paying these bills if they wish though.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 8:33:22 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: RC one
The UN has no business in what Detroit or any other municipality does. They should be told in no uncertain terms to shut up.

This smacks of one world government, and is unacceptable.

8 posted on 06/29/2014 8:34:58 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: RC one

Guess that includes a human right to cable, internet, gas, electricity, food, shelter...


9 posted on 06/29/2014 8:38:09 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: RC one

So the working people of Detroit have to pay for those who don’t or won’t ...? If they want water isn’t there a large lake nearby?


10 posted on 06/29/2014 8:40:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: MichaelCorleone

“The UN has no business in what Detroit or any other municipality does.”

That is correct. But the good thing is, them blue helmets make a pretty good sight picture.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 8:41:42 PM PDT by Tupelo
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To: RC one

lol. ‘human rights’ don’t exist. Only God-given rights.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 8:44:36 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; RC one

“Perhaps we should cut off the water to the UN.”

It is time to cut the UN and set them comopletely adrift. Cut off water. Cut off their right to be in NYC. Send the stinking A$$holes who are the UN back to their third world habitations. Where they get no ‘free’ pure water. Where they have to live back with the poverty they created. Get them out of anything to do with US. And for the Islamofaciest, half breed commie Kenyan, send him back to Kenya, where he can help that third world hell hole a better place.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 8:46:05 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: berdie

(You’re getting a reply anyway, venting or not)

Detroit meets every delevant definition of a 3rd world country.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 8:48:05 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: RC one; GeronL
This is from another article, look at the size of the freakin' television behind her as she holds up her unpaid water bill.

FUUN

15 posted on 06/29/2014 8:55:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: berdie
Somebody help me out here. The UN has gotten involved in this?

Plenty of Islamists on UN "human rights" panels. Detroit is near the country of Dearbornistan.

16 posted on 06/29/2014 8:56:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Hey Lady, You can afford a big flat screen TV and XBox but can’t pay the water bill?


17 posted on 06/29/2014 9:01:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: a fool in paradise

I bet they have the top-tier cable package too


18 posted on 06/29/2014 9:01:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: a fool in paradise; henkster

Both very valid points.

I wonder if one is related to another in some way. ;)


19 posted on 06/29/2014 9:02:13 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie
The UN has gotten involved in this?

Some detroit group asked them to step in.

20 posted on 06/29/2014 9:17:23 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: RC one

This is Detroit, Just go out to the sidewalk, find a wrench and turn the frigging water back on. I bet 50% of the burned out houses that infest Detroit still has their water turned on....


21 posted on 06/29/2014 9:38:16 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Chode

Funny thing is, Detroit gets its water from lake Huron, about 10 miles north of Port Huron and pipes it all the way down to the city. But I know what you’re saying: water shut off? grab a bucket, chump.

CC


22 posted on 06/29/2014 9:44:49 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: berdie

Detroit is slowly becoming a third world country. Hence...

CC


23 posted on 06/29/2014 9:46:50 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative
yup, too much like work when they can whine till they get somebody else to pay for it...
24 posted on 06/29/2014 9:49:12 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: a fool in paradise

YV...
Cable TV box...
Xbox....

Hmmm....
Little wonder she can’t pay her water bill, I think.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 10:14:09 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

And ban all toilet paper to that building.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 10:17:17 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: berdie

The LA Times printed this picture of a resident who couldn’t pay her water bill. I’m pretty sure I know where she could save enough each month to afford to pay her bill. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-detroit-water-20140629-story.html#page=1


27 posted on 06/29/2014 11:15:44 PM PDT by lapdog
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To: RC one

I’m not aware of any country in the world where urban piped water is free, particularly not potable water.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 3:33:16 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: RC one

Did the UN tweet this? They are not serious if it was not tweeted!!!


29 posted on 06/30/2014 3:36:27 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: henkster
Detroit was once the most prosperous city in America. The city was controlled at every level by Democrats. Now it is a third world nation. Do the math.

I think Detroit should be a wake up call for all reasonable Americans. Detroit is the end product of the poisonous policies of the Democratic party. Today it's Detroit but there are a lot of cities out there that aren't far behind.M

30 posted on 06/30/2014 4:35:29 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement. xtr)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL>.....well put.
I don’t even have a Big Screen TV. The Set I have is like 25 years old.
Guess they spent their earned income refund wisely.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 6:52:40 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: a fool in paradise
And video game controllers. And a DVD (or the like) on the floor.

"Gibs me Dat!!"

32 posted on 06/30/2014 7:00:55 AM PDT by wbill
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To: RC one

Majority Of Delinquent Detroit Water Customers In Culture Of: ‘You’re Not Making Me Pay,’ Says Deputy Director

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/06/26/majority-of-delinquent-detroit-water-customers-in-culture-of-your-not-making-me-pay/


33 posted on 06/30/2014 9:25:26 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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