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Detroit groups reach out to UN as water customers are tapped out
Fox News ^ | Published June 24, 2014

Posted on 06/27/2014 9:15:49 AM PDT by Gunpowder green

A coalition of activist groups took the rare step Monday and appealed to the United Nations over reports that cash-strapped residents in Detroit are being left without access to water.

The appeal to the U.N.’s special rapporteur comes after reports that nearly half of the Detroit Water and Sewerage customers are delinquent on their bills and owe the department about $118 million. The department has reportedly started shutting off water to these delinquent customers.

Beside the amount due, the city council last week approved higher rates for customers by more than $5 per month, The Detroit Free Press reported. Those additional funds would help repair the antiquated system, the department said.

read more http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/24/un-appeal-as-detroit-begins-cutting-off-water-to-delinquent-customers-report/

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: detroit; unitednations
Detroit is the poster child for failed liberal policies.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 9:15:49 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Gunpowder green

Detroit: “Socialism hasn’t worked. Let’s try MORE Socialism!”


2 posted on 06/27/2014 9:18:58 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: Gunpowder green

Reverend Manning has another perspective. He holds that blacks can’t run governments.

PS Reverend Manning IS black.

PPS I think his chruch group is called ATLAH. Good site.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Gunpowder green

The UN?? This is liberalism reductio ad absurdum. Liberal Welfare State / Socialist policies have completely looted the city of any productive enterprise, bankrupted it and caused its basic services to collapse. So what is the answer? An appeal to the World community to somehow make someone fix the water system and provide it for free to the population.

Margaret Thatcher said that Socialism ends when it runs out of other people’s money. I guess the Socialists of Detroit have one last card to play before their brand of Socialism truly collapses.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Gunpowder green

We’re having a third world outbreak here.
It will spread aggressively if not treated immediately.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 9:20:46 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Gunpowder green

Detroit..the FIRST U.S. City to look for UN AID!!

Befitting their “progressive” politics...but so tragic nonetheless...

Evidently Barry already turned them down??


6 posted on 06/27/2014 9:21:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Detroit: “Socialism hasn’t worked. Let’s try MORE Socialism!”

That reminds me of that old carpenters joke: I cut it twice and it’s still too short! lol


7 posted on 06/27/2014 9:21:33 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: Gunpowder green

These idiots are fully capable of paying their water bills, they simply choose not to.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 9:28:40 AM PDT by dainbramaged ( 165 grain nosler partition)
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To: All

Cincinnati isn’t far behind. High taxes and heavy regulation chase businesses out of town, so jobs disappear and property values decline, resulting in even less revenue for the city. The city responds by hiking taxes up even further, making even more people vote with their feet.

A lot of American cities are as devastated as cities bombed in world war two, with the exception that nobody is rebuilding them.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Gunpowder green

If I didn’t have any water and could get no help, even if I was a rabid liberal I would ask; “why can my gov’t afford to spend so much money helping all the illegal aliens and not help me?”.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 9:29:30 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Gunpowder green

There is an old saying in the west;
“Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.”

Looks like the west is moving east.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 9:33:27 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Rusty0604

The Rats will probably federalize the water system and provide it at no cost in exchange for votes. Most people who vote Dem are bought and paid for with some kind of government benefit.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 9:34:37 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: dainbramaged

Of course they can pay it.....they are just waiting for the government (read you and me) to pay it out of Obama’s stash.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Gunpowder green
Perhaps we should move the UN out of New York and relocate them in the most dilapidated part of Detroit. They could become a sort of “Vatican City.”
14 posted on 06/27/2014 9:37:45 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Gunpowder green

Detroit groups reach out to UN as water customers are tapped out

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To the United Nations? Not the state of Michigan, not other cities or states, not the United States or even Canada next door, but the freaking United Nations?

Makes sense actually. The UN is good at sending humanitarian aid to hell-hole third world locations.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

I know. I live in Hawaii and we already there and have been for a while now. JMHO


16 posted on 06/27/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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To: Gunpowder green

Perhaps the UN won’t be able to get the water turned on again, but at least they can do what they usually do - set up underage prostitution rings, spend craploads of US taxpayer money on fine restaurants (if Detroit has any) and loot any aid money they bring with them.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 9:40:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Enten

It’s terrifying to realize that most people in Detroit actually believe that he has one.

Heck, he even believes it himself, the Fed is an ATM for this spendthrift government.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 9:40:34 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Enten

They’ve said they know they can pay it, because when they shut it off, they receive payment in full to get it turned back on.

The people just don’t WANT to pay for it.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 9:42:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Gunpowder green

Stay tuned for the cholera epidemics!


20 posted on 06/27/2014 9:42:44 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“Margaret Thatcher said that Socialism ends when it runs out of other people’s money. I guess the Socialists of Detroit have one last card to play before their brand of Socialism truly collapses.”

Let me clarify what she has said.

The 1%ers are the biggest promoters of collectivism since 1826 with British industrialist Robert Owen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Owen

Collectivism only ends after the 1%ers have convinced the politicians long enough to play the ends (the rich and poor) against the middle class to bankruptcy because it is only the rich and poor that benefit from such.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Does DWSD still in charge of the water supplies for all of the northern suburbs? Or did Oakland, Macomb, and St. Clair counties take over those water systems? I grew up in Pontiac, and remember reading that at least 25% of the pumping capacity was solely to cover all of the leaks in the decrepit early 20th century system that they still currently use.

A lot of the reason for shutting off blocks of customers is that the system under Detroit is literally collapsing from age and neglect.

22 posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:25 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Gunpowder green
I just got my water bill for $60. To whom in the UN should I forward it?
23 posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:26 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Gunpowder green

Detroit’s situation might be caused by an absence of competent, decent government. The water problem might be something different. If it’s like what’s happening in Cleveland, it’s possible that people could be barely holding on to housing but can’t afford the utilities. Around here, the water and sewer bills have skyrocketed and there’s no end in sight. EPA regulations have forced really expensive upgrades and it’s all passed on to the consumer.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 9:47:08 AM PDT by grania
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To: KarlInOhio
"I just got my water bill for $60."

That's about what our water bill was at our old house, and that was for 2 month. We moved into town 6 months ago. Now our bill is 160.00 base, then we pay for volume on top of that.

25 posted on 06/27/2014 9:51:31 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Gunpowder green

Proof positive Detroit divorced the USA a long time ago ... or the muzzies captured it and annexed it.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 9:55:14 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: Gunpowder green
Detroit is the poster child for failed liberal policies.

FIFY

27 posted on 06/27/2014 9:58:10 AM PDT by Sparklite
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To: factoryrat

This whole deal is getting more :speculative fiction”-like every day


28 posted on 06/27/2014 10:01:41 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Sparklite

Thanks! Funny how the Rats don’t talk about Detroit anymore, afterall it’s a template for their plans for the rest of the country.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 10:03:11 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Gunpowder green

Dear citizens of Detroit: As President Obama once said, “Elections have consequences!” You voted in Democrats for years. You can now turn on your faucets and get a cool and refreshing glass of stupid s**t because you voted for it.


30 posted on 06/27/2014 10:08:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: All

31 posted on 06/27/2014 10:15:24 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Gunpowder green

Detroit has a 3rd World population with 3rd World ways and 3rd World problems. They can not generate the capital or the social conditions that can produce a 1st World civilization including 1st World infrastructure. If not for the massive infusions for cash confiscated from taxpayers outside the city Detriot would revert back into wilderness and its residents would live no differently than their ancestors.


32 posted on 06/27/2014 10:17:28 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“The UN is good at sending humanitarian aid to hell-hole third world locations.”

Minor correction needed:
“The UN is good at sending AMERICAN TAXPAYER FUNDED humanitarian aid to hell-hole third world locations.”


33 posted on 06/27/2014 10:18:26 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Gunpowder green

Another Democrat city in ruins. It’s to be expected.


34 posted on 06/27/2014 10:28:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Gunpowder green

Detroit groups reach out to UN as they are tapped out of TAX PAYERS


35 posted on 06/27/2014 10:39:56 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: dainbramaged

I heard the living cadaver john congers say today that water is a human right. The courts said so. I think the host was too afraid congers would die I. The air if he questioned him further.


36 posted on 06/27/2014 11:40:09 AM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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