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Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands
AlJezeera ^ | June 22, 2014 12:51PM ET | by Peter Moskowitz @ptrmsk

Posted on 06/22/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT by Dallas59

Detroit has too much of some things – stray dogs, abandoned houses – and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills.

The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt.

The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the city’s most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom line.


TOPICS: US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; freeloaders; michigan; un; water
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1 posted on 06/22/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT by Dallas59
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>>The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the city’s most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom line.<<

Yes, the most vulnerable. The people who are asked to pay for things...


2 posted on 06/22/2014 6:34:27 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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3 posted on 06/22/2014 6:34:59 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Dallas59

well if they can’t shore up the bottom line, there will be no line and no bottom.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 6:35:47 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: freedumb2003

3000 more abandoned houses..or stores....

Another chapter in the Saga Of Detroit


5 posted on 06/22/2014 6:36:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Dallas59

Sell your Obama phone and pay your water bill.


6 posted on 06/22/2014 6:37:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Dallas59

It appears Detroit is in no danger of running low on gibmedat residents.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 6:37:38 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Dallas59

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I see the free stuff brigade banging it’s head against the brick wall of cost, and it always does eventually.


8 posted on 06/22/2014 6:37:56 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Dallas59; All
cisterns, buckets, water-cans & drums, are available...
let the Activists gather, fill, transport, disperse..then *itch.

9 posted on 06/22/2014 6:37:56 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Dallas59

The water department can have the freeloaders draw their water from a well in the neighborhood. Works for millions elsewhere who actually live in REAL poverty.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: Dallas59

Just cry humanitarian crisis and bus some of our southern invaders into South Detroit. Water service will promptly be restored in the Amish Paradise known as Detroit.


11 posted on 06/22/2014 6:39:08 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Dallas59

Sounds like Detroit Water is going to shut off the deadbeats, I don’t see a problem. Carrying them for so long was what got them where they are today.


12 posted on 06/22/2014 6:40:02 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Dallas59

Detroit is a microcosm of what this country will be like if present path remains unchanged. Which is looking more likely, not less.

Like a “B” apocalypse movie we used to see at the drive in.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 6:40:05 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: freedumb2003

“Yes, the most vulnerable. The people who are asked to pay for things...”

It is terrifying that something as simple as this can be used to rally a rabble. I don’t believe those calling for reparations actually expect to get forty acres and a mule; I believe it is just to get non-blacks to accept the idea of American blacks as wards of the state (along the lines of American Indians) to be tended by productive people so they don’t have a care in the world.

It is already the reality; they want it enshrined in law.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 6:40:34 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: skinkinthegrass; CARTOUCHE; Dallas59

They could all move to Seattle. I hear the new minimum wage is $15 an hour!


15 posted on 06/22/2014 6:40:41 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: Dallas59

Gotta use that Obamaphone to call and demand free water.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 6:40:42 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Hyperbole. The city threatens to cut off water all the time and that's part of the problem. They never actually do cut of chronic non payers.

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17 posted on 06/22/2014 6:41:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Dallas59

These shut offs are only for freeloaders who aren’t paying their water bills. Sounds pretty damned reasonable to me.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 6:41:46 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Menehune56
Sounds like Detroit Water is going to shut off the deadbeats, I don’t see a problem.

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 (King James Version)
19 posted on 06/22/2014 6:42:49 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Dallas59
If you aren't going to pay your water bill, you want the UN to take over the water company? How about if you can't pay your property tax, should you call the UN for housing? Auto insurance?

Liberal mind at work....

20 posted on 06/22/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Dallas59

There’s a river nearby. Take the bus, fill up your empty wine bottles and malt liquor cans and there you go.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: re_nortex

From what I’m reading, this is an attempt to sweeten the pot for private investors who are considering taking over the water department. They naturally don’t want to take on thousands of non payers and their debt.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 6:46:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
Obama's Red Lines are likely more meaningful?

Ive seen kids who were raised...by people who drew hundreds of lines in the sand and the results are not ever pretty.

Maybe the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation can hep..
23 posted on 06/22/2014 6:47:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Dallas59
but the hair hatted hooligans can pay for day weave and nails and drugs and booze and smokes but not water... feh
24 posted on 06/22/2014 6:48:41 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: Chode
And...


25 posted on 06/22/2014 6:50:40 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Dallas59
Why they not call the boy King in D.C. he spend that much on his airplane and golf every week.
26 posted on 06/22/2014 6:51:05 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
A story from Detroit. It appears that many of these properties having the water cut off are vacant anyway.

Detroit water department plans to cut service to deadbeat customers

The Local 4 Defenders first exposed how the water system is owed $118 million in unpaid bills.

Now, it appears the they're doing something about it. In an effort to collect on those unpaid bills, crews are hitting the streets and cutting services to as many as 3,000 customers a week.

"A lot of these outstanding bills are attached to vacant homes that at some point may be torn down or demolished, or what have you. But, what we're trying to do is clean that piece of it up," said Darryl Latimer, of DWSD.

27 posted on 06/22/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Dallas59
Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands...

Good.

Maybe the stinking UN can use some of that billions of my damned tax money that was ripped off from me and every one else to pay for their water.

The low-life pieces of gibsmedat shit are getting it one way or another.

(Although I really don't think the UN will get involved with the gibsmedat bunch...as they have their hands full with a crap load of other gibsmedat trouble in the world.)

That we've paid for, too.

FUBO.

FUUN.

28 posted on 06/22/2014 6:51:52 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Dallas59

Just another democrat success story.


29 posted on 06/22/2014 6:52:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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"...it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week...

That's gonna leave a mark...

30 posted on 06/22/2014 6:52:56 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Dallas59

How dare you turn off the utilities to people who don’t pay their bills. lol


31 posted on 06/22/2014 6:53:53 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: cripplecreek

I found this comment rather telling as per corruption within the ranks.

I live in Pontiac and a couple years ago, the city replaced the old water meters w/ “smart” meters that supposedly measure actual usage. The technician from the water department replaced the meter in the basement & as he was leaving, handed me a homemade business card & said “If the water ever gets shut off, just give me a call & I can hook it back up for you.”(no doubt for a fee). Now, I’d given him no indication that we couldn’t pay our water bill so this was obviously a side hustle that he’d developed on his own. Something tells me that some of the same nonsense goes on down in Detroit.

Detroit THE Destination City for the DREAMERS!!....that should solve everything......


32 posted on 06/22/2014 6:54:11 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Dallas59

Welcome to the real world, Detriot. We shut utilities every day to those who haven’t paid a bill in months. They square up and we turn them back on. That’s life.


33 posted on 06/22/2014 6:57:06 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
present location: public housing?
Do they have Covered wagons, provisions (ebt cards), water, Protection (firearms),
Oxen to pull the load (public tran.) and a trailboss (0'Dumd@$); Destination (public housing) ..
4 outa 7, keep 'em there, import more parasites.

34 posted on 06/22/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Dallas59
yup...
35 posted on 06/22/2014 7:02:27 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: nuconvert

If I don’t pay my electric bill, they shut off my power.


36 posted on 06/22/2014 7:04:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Bill Schuette has charged a whole slew of city inspectors with fraud over the last few years. 7 Detroit electrical inspectors at one time last fall.


37 posted on 06/22/2014 7:06:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Dallas59

The U.N.?

Weird

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38 posted on 06/22/2014 7:08:07 PM PDT by Mears
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A MODEST PROPOSAL

Why not take all of those Central Americans who crossed the border to Detroit? They can stay there or go home. Let the teenagers take care of the young ones.

A bunch of kids from Central America couldn't do any worse running a city.

39 posted on 06/22/2014 7:09:29 PM PDT by grania
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With corruption that deep its s shame that it cant be harnessed to create enough Electric Power to run a Well and Pumping Station


40 posted on 06/22/2014 7:12:23 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: grania

We finally got Michigan into GOP hands and you want to toss us back to the democrats?


41 posted on 06/22/2014 7:13:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Dallas59
Cool. I just love American Folk Art.

I'd put it on a 4x4 chassis.

42 posted on 06/22/2014 7:13:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Menehune56

Exactly.


43 posted on 06/22/2014 7:16:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cripplecreek; Dallas59

Thanks for the ping; post, Dallas59! ROFLMAO! Not only laugh of the day, laugh of the week for me. Thanks (still laughing)


44 posted on 06/22/2014 7:16:56 PM PDT by PGalt
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We finally got Michigan into GOP hands and you want to toss us back to the democrats?

Precisely. Just a variation of the NIMBY-syndrome.

45 posted on 06/22/2014 7:18:18 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Dallas59

(sorry) post#3. That one. ROFFUNNY.


46 posted on 06/22/2014 7:19:07 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Sell your Obama phone and pay your water bill.”

-

Or the $300.00 sneakers and 18k gold chain.

Poof!

Water bill paid.

.


47 posted on 06/22/2014 7:20:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

These morons call the UN?????????? The UN is the most feckless among the feckless. My advice: stop buying crack long enough to pay your water bill. What a sick society there.


48 posted on 06/22/2014 7:23:02 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Dallas59

I think water bills should never reflect the cost of anything but water, and maybe sewer, if there is not a separate bill for sewer.

This is the end result of our lowering the import tariffs, and offshoring our industries. Places like Detroit have been hit hard. Nevermind that they are now a hell hole with corrupt politicians and corrupt citizenry.

We’ll all be Detroit if we don’t change course.


49 posted on 06/22/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Dallas59

What an odd thing. In Detroit, if one doesn’t pay their water bill the water department shuts off their water.

Same thing happens around here. Go figure.


50 posted on 06/22/2014 7:26:57 PM PDT by berdie
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