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.
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