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California Flooded With People Tattling on 'Water Wasters'
Newsmax.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: conservation; drought; nannystate; sacramento; snitches; tattletales; water
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1 posted on 07/06/2014 7:16:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 07/06/2014 7:17:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Totalitarian state more like it.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 7:18:35 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Nanny State? Try police state.
4 posted on 07/06/2014 7:21:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Timber Rattler

“Tattling on neighbors,” kind of reminds one of Nazi Germany, doesn’t it?


5 posted on 07/06/2014 7:22:22 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


6 posted on 07/06/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: onedoug

ping


7 posted on 07/06/2014 7:26:01 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“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!”


8 posted on 07/06/2014 7:28:28 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: zerosix

More like Cuba - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committees_for_the_Defense_of_the_Revolution


9 posted on 07/06/2014 7:28:42 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
on Twitter showing its lawns turning from green to gold.

They mean from alive to dead.

10 posted on 07/06/2014 7:29:36 PM PDT by lafroste (matthewharbert.wix.com/matthew-harbert)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
CALIFORNIA WATER PATROL
12 posted on 07/06/2014 7:31:23 PM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: zerosix

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.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 7:31:39 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m confused. I thought going green was trending. So now brown is the latest?


14 posted on 07/06/2014 7:32:46 PM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: blueunicorn6
Our Block Watch Commander counted you flushing your toilet forty times in one day!

I vas doingk a colonoscopy prep, Herr Kommandant! It von't happen again for another two yearss!

15 posted on 07/06/2014 7:33:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Smirched are necessary for police states. Jealousy and envy drive the snitches. This is entirely different from reporting actual crimes of malice.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 7:35:50 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A wealthy America can afford to turn desert into meadows.
Fundamental change.


17 posted on 07/06/2014 7:36:18 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: hoosierham

What is a smirched? Is that something mangled by auto-correct, by any chance?


18 posted on 07/06/2014 7:36:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just the way the Feds like it - Hitler style tattlers


19 posted on 07/06/2014 7:45:01 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: liege

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.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 7:45:37 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 7:52:39 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You flushed twice. Didn’t you? :)


22 posted on 07/06/2014 7:54:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Dats wot you get for drinking 8 glasssses of woter a day.

Back to beer.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 7:57:32 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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


24 posted on 07/06/2014 8:03:13 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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25 posted on 07/06/2014 8:03:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


26 posted on 07/06/2014 8:07:47 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The nazis were suitably noted for this.


27 posted on 07/06/2014 8:09:21 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


28 posted on 07/06/2014 8:10:52 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“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”

http://www.acwa.com/news/delta/water-supplies-curtailed-once-again-protect-delta-smelt

They are flushing good water down the Sacramento River for a stupid bait fish.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 8:13:55 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If I lived there, I would compile a list of city employees, and especially elected officials.

The rest anyone can figure out.


30 posted on 07/06/2014 8:14:23 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (I am a proud citizen of an idea called America.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Turn these water wasters in:

The California Department of Water Resources


31 posted on 07/06/2014 8:14:51 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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”.


32 posted on 07/06/2014 8:24:39 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I say we turn in all the west L.A. libs.


33 posted on 07/06/2014 8:24:45 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: PAR35

Are you sure you’re on the right thread?


34 posted on 07/06/2014 8:27:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: RedMDer

If the poop don’t go down, it needs another shove. :-)


35 posted on 07/06/2014 8:28:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


36 posted on 07/06/2014 8:35:19 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Oatka

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.)


37 posted on 07/06/2014 8:35:50 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Man, I couldn’t handle summer without my Slip ‘n Slide.


38 posted on 07/06/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

"There was enough water here for 13 families."

39 posted on 07/06/2014 8:43:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Scrambler Bob

Agribusiness is also the major proponent of amnesty for illegal aliens.


40 posted on 07/06/2014 8:44:59 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

But the illegals being bussed in use no water at all, right?


41 posted on 07/06/2014 8:50:41 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Remember, the Nazis turned in the Jews for a bounty. Now the 2014 Nazis have a new incentive


42 posted on 07/06/2014 8:57:12 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook [map]
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/sdo_summary.html


43 posted on 07/06/2014 9:16:14 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: SunkenCiv
There's A Convincing New Theory That Water Shaped Human Evolution
44 posted on 07/06/2014 9:16:24 PM PDT by blam
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sounds a lot like good old East Germany during the cold war, not Germany prior and during WW2.

Freepers are getting senile or aren't as educated as they used to be about historical paradigm's , IMO.

45 posted on 07/06/2014 9:29:22 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Trod Upon

Yep,

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.


46 posted on 07/06/2014 9:52:23 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Ellendra

But the illegals being bussed in use no water at all, right?—

Well, it doesn’t appear that they are ‘sanitary’.


47 posted on 07/06/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; GeronL

This law is unfair to teh gheys and their bathhouses!


48 posted on 07/06/2014 10:14:19 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: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Darn that cellphone auto-correct!! I didn’t see it had messed up yet another message.


49 posted on 07/06/2014 10:19:24 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: zerosix

Just what I was thinking. Nazi-esque Brown Youth!


50 posted on 07/06/2014 10:50:12 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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