Skip to comments.California Flooded With People Tattling on 'Water Wasters'
Posted on 07/06/2014 7:16:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
California's drought is creating a deluge of tattletales, after government officials encouraged residents to snitch on their neighbors for wasting water.
The state declared a drought emergency five months ago, but residents have only cut their water usage by about 5 percent, reports The New York Times, cutting back much less than the 20 percent Gov. Jerry Brown asked for in January.
And since people aren't heeding the warnings from the state, cities in the state are asking residents to report their neighbors for wasting water, and are finding that people are all too willing to tell on each other.
Sacramento has already received 6,000 reports this year, or 20 times more than last year, and proudly posted a comparative photo on Twitter showing its lawns turning from green to gold.
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Nanny State PING!
Totalitarian state more like it.
“Tattling on neighbors,” kind of reminds one of Nazi Germany, doesn’t it?
Thanks for the ping!
“Our sources tell us that you had been vasting vater, Mr. Smith. It is da people’s vater! Our Block Watch Commander counted you flushing your toilet forty times in one day! Dis is not acceptable! De Poopie Patrol is vatching you!”
They mean from alive to dead.
Recall the 1999 Parris Glendening outdoor water ban in Maryland due to the drought, the Balt Sun and local TV broadcast the ‘rat on your neighbors’ phone number hot-line enforced by police.
Quite a fuss was made and neighbors turned in neighbors.
Finally a Hurricane Labor day weekend heavy rain for days ended it.
On the one hand, I don’t want to see water wasted during a drought.
On the other hand, a lot of this problem could be solved if the federal government wasn’t so hellbent on trying to protect a bait fish.
I’m confused. I thought going green was trending. So now brown is the latest?
I vas doingk a colonoscopy prep, Herr Kommandant! It von't happen again for another two yearss!
Smirched are necessary for police states. Jealousy and envy drive the snitches. This is entirely different from reporting actual crimes of malice.
A wealthy America can afford to turn desert into meadows.
What is a smirched? Is that something mangled by auto-correct, by any chance?
Just the way the Feds like it - Hitler style tattlers
When we were in our drought here in Georgia they used to us. If it is yellow,let it mellow and if it is brown flush it down.
We all know who the tattletales would be, don’t we? In other states in other times they wore red bandanas or green uniforms or smart brown outfits. Today, they might drive a Prius or sit in a chair reading ‘The Nation’ at your local coffee shop. They are the real pod people. Don’t look to the skies - look to your left.
You flushed twice. Didn’t you? :)
Dats wot you get for drinking 8 glasssses of woter a day.
Back to beer.
Nanny State PING!
don’t you hate those people that sneak out at night and water their lawns even thought their lawn is a weed(not the Smoking kind) patch
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Reducing water usage is step one in the Kabuki Two-Step. When water usage drops off, rate will rise to compensate the utilities for their loss of income. Those that snitch will not be able to make the Cause-Effect linkage and blame it on the “greedy” utilities while the politicians sneak out the back door.
The nazis were suitably noted for this.
Haven’t you heard - no more cancer screenings for middle aged white folks. PSA tests, mammograms, pelvics, all soon to be history. Because the middle class has a longer life expectancy than drug using gang bangers in the hood, and that’s just racist. We need to even things out.
Dear leader’s puppets in the medical community have spoken.
“California Flooded With People Tattling on ‘Water Wasters’”
Turn these water wasters in:
“Pumping restrictions aimed at protecting Delta smelt have reduced deliveries to water agencies in the Central Valley, Southern California and San Francisco Bay Area”
They are flushing good water down the Sacramento River for a stupid bait fish.
If I lived there, I would compile a list of city employees, and especially elected officials.
The rest anyone can figure out.
Turn these water wasters in:
The California Department of Water Resources
I’ll bet some scammers could make a fortune by going into liberal neighborhoods, knocking on the doors of homes with green lawns, and offering to sell them “water credits”.
I say we turn in all the west L.A. libs.
Are you sure you’re on the right thread?
If the poop don’t go down, it needs another shove. :-)
The real outrage is that so many people willingly complied.
Can “tell us which one of your neighbors has a gun, reads the Bible, is acting strange”, be far behind?
The problem with America is there’s not enough Americans, if you get my meaning.
I have cut back to near minimum over the past few years.
No garden, water a few flower pots by hand.
Keep wind break / shade trees alive as necessity in Mojave Desert.
Now I am supposed to cut 20% more. Maybe I’ll help Gov. Brown
(get it: namesake=Brown) by saving my pee for his lawn.
Meanwhile, Agriculture is sucking our precious, limited aquifer for pistasios. They don’t care if the supply goes brackish; the trees love it, and they can buy up resulting distressed land for very cheap.
County doesn’t care. Ag business is GOOD, tax revenue is GOOD. (Decreasing land value hasn’t registered in their bird brain yet.)
Man, I couldn’t handle summer without my Slip ‘n Slide.
"There was enough water here for 13 families."
Agribusiness is also the major proponent of amnesty for illegal aliens.
But the illegals being bussed in use no water at all, right?
Remember, the Nazis turned in the Jews for a bounty. Now the 2014 Nazis have a new incentive
U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook [map]
Freepers are getting senile or aren't as educated as they used to be about historical paradigm's , IMO.
Kevin McCarthy up to his eyeballs in illegals in his district, because he says we “need” them.
Anyone who says we “need” illegals (like we “need” syphilis) isn’t getting it. Cure the “need” another way!
For example, I believe we could pay, say, double, maybe more, for lettuce and pay the pickers more. Maybe some EBT types would even pick the lettuce.
The savings of not supporting illegals (and some EBTs) with taxes should lower our tax burden, and more than cover the increased cost of the lettuce.
But even as I type, I realize the folly of my thoughts.
Govt Will NOT cut taxes. RINOs will not ‘dis’ the illegals.
But the illegals being bussed in use no water at all, right?—
Well, it doesn’t appear that they are ‘sanitary’.
This law is unfair to teh gheys and their bathhouses!
Darn that cellphone auto-correct!! I didn’t see it had messed up yet another message.
Just what I was thinking. Nazi-esque Brown Youth!