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At Detroit Water Rally, Congressman Conyers Tells Water Department To "Keep Your Paws Off The Water"
Truth Revolt ^ | 7/19/14 | Caleb Howe

Posted on 07/19/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT by absentee

The bankrupt city of Detroit has a water problem. The city is trying to collect over $90 million dollars in unpaid water bills. As part of that effort, thousands of residents have had their service cut off. On Friday, in conjunction with the Netroots Nation conference, a rally and march were held to protest the service interruptions and demand the water be turned back on regardless of any money owed. Congressman John Conyers spoke to the crowd at the march, demanding that corporations pay up what they owe so that residents who owe can have their bills covered. 

"We're gonna fight like the devil to make sure that nobody's water is cut off. Nobody's. So it's in that spirit that we want to thank SEIU and the unions, and everybody that's working with them. We're all in this together.

And our message to the head of the sewage, the water and sewage department: keep your paws off the water! Leave it on. We need more water, not less water. And by the way, while you're at it. Why don't you get these corporations and banks to pay up the hundreds of thousands of dollars they owe?"

It was not immediately clear how water would be provided to the city if the Water Department took their "paws" off the process.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: conyers; detroit; michigan; netroots; nutroots; protest; water
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Video at link. Yes, he said the WATER department should keep their paws of the WATER. OK then.
1 posted on 07/19/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT by absentee
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To: absentee

I want my water to be free. Who do I talk to? Oh, and my electricity and gas too please.


2 posted on 07/19/2014 4:13:11 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: absentee

How much money did they raise to pay the bills? Or did they just pose in front of the cameras?


3 posted on 07/19/2014 4:13:38 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: absentee

Is he ready to pay the bill? Maybe put it on his EBT card.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 4:13:59 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
As I just tweeted at nutroots, "Eggs will continue to fall out of a chicken's ass for free but ya still gotta feed the chicken."

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Michigan legislative action thread
5 posted on 07/19/2014 4:15:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: absentee
All those people in Detroit have to do to get free water is put out their water barrel and wait for rain.

If you want water faster, you have to pay for it.

Where this all got off track is the city not doing a disconnect after 30 days delinquency.

90 million my A$$.

6 posted on 07/19/2014 4:17:03 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: absentee

Is his wife out of”Stir”yet?When is he going in??????????


7 posted on 07/19/2014 4:18:08 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They actually believe water in the country is free because we don’t pay water bills.

The concept that I stop getting water if I don’t pay my electric bill just confuses the hell out of them.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 4:18:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: absentee

Heck, why should anyone pay for water, or their mortgages, or food, or doctor bills, or phone bills, or electricity, or gas.

Lets all have free stuff. Now, who is going to do all the work for free so that we have all these things for free.

Any hands? Nope


9 posted on 07/19/2014 4:19:07 PM PDT by dforest
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To: cripplecreek

You don’t have oxen attached to a water wheel?


10 posted on 07/19/2014 4:20:09 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: absentee
how about the SEWER??? the water is cheaper than the sewage treatment that is part of the same bill...

problem is there's no sewer shut off

11 posted on 07/19/2014 4:21:06 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: absentee

`In the morning I go gunning, for the man who stole my water.’ Steely Dildo
Conyers is a Bozo. In fact, all of his ilk: Sheela Lee, Pelosi, the one driving Miss Lerner, Rangel, all of them—they’re always getting in-and-out of a clown car called the Democratic party. All clowns.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 4:23:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: absentee

Would be nice if Conyers and his fellow Comrades would keep their paws off my wallet.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 4:25:51 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I keep a hole in the ice clear during the winter just in case I have pipes freeze and I need to flush toilets.


14 posted on 07/19/2014 4:28:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: bandleader

Isn’t he the one who didn’t get enough sigantures to get on the primary ballot?

Has he found a court to order the state to put him on?


15 posted on 07/19/2014 4:33:03 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: absentee

Once again, Atlas Shrugged has proven to be a prophetic novel.


16 posted on 07/19/2014 4:34:38 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: absentee

Whitey gotta pay our water reparations!!! He owes us water from the slave days when we wuz chopping cotton and he never gave us a drink!!


17 posted on 07/19/2014 4:37:35 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: absentee

free water for everyone!

woohoo

What happens if they simply abolish the water department?

lol


18 posted on 07/19/2014 4:39:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cripplecreek

water, sewage, trash pickup and electricity are all on the same bill here

don’t try to not pay it


19 posted on 07/19/2014 4:41:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cripplecreek

What’s the old jackass racist waiting for ? Grab your buckets, kids, and follow him out to the Detroit River. THAT water is free, take as much as you can carry !


20 posted on 07/19/2014 4:42:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: absentee

Free s**t for everyone . Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........


21 posted on 07/19/2014 4:43:35 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: absentee

If Conyers is paying he should just go ahead and write a check.


22 posted on 07/19/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: GeronL

They’re all separate here but they sure as hell aren’t free.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 4:44:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: dennisw

Those white devils! The water is mine. We hates `em Precious.
Congressman Gollum


24 posted on 07/19/2014 4:44:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: cripplecreek

bump


25 posted on 07/19/2014 4:44:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First Water, then Electricity, then what?

How is that Democrat Utopia working out for you there, Chicago?

How about taxing those who want free water more so the City can pay for their free water.

Oh no, wait, that's a trick isn't it!!! YOU'RE TRICKING US!


26 posted on 07/19/2014 4:49:46 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: dforest
That's inevitably what's going to happen. People are going to demand basic services while their strings are being pulled by the DNC and their various leftist groups and spokespeople.

Then the collapse will begin in earnest, and those same leftist overlords will ration the very things they thought was free, and they'll babble to themselves "But...but...I thought you were on our side!"

27 posted on 07/19/2014 4:51:38 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: dforest
Heck, why should anyone pay for water, or their mortgages, or food, or doctor bills, or phone bills, or electricity, or gas.


Who can blame these people for expecting free water.

Welfare pays for their Housing, their food, their medical care, their electricity, their transportation, their heating oil, their clothes, their spending care, their daycare, their children's school breakfast, lunch and afternoon “snack meal” their computers, their Internet, their job training, and their free Obama phones.

Heck, the government even pays them to babysit their OWN kids!

Why not water too?

28 posted on 07/19/2014 4:51:38 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: cripplecreek

I’m stealing that to send to my local councillor who was in Detroit live-tweeting from today’s rally. For more than a week now, she’s been tweeting several times a day about the Detroit water issue, but she still isn’t responding when I ask her how this activism is serving her inner-city Toronto constituents. Best part is that she’s facing re-election against a strong candidate in October.


29 posted on 07/19/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post on Twitter)
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To: rdcbn

If they want free water, go stand in the rain.


30 posted on 07/19/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: absentee

“Gimme some water, cool cool water,
I shot a man on the Mexican border....”

Eddie Money

Ties up several threads these days.


31 posted on 07/19/2014 4:59:42 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wait until those free Obamacare copays come due.

Chaos

32 posted on 07/19/2014 5:01:58 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: absentee

Probably would be excessive amounts of free water in Detroit if it wasn’t for global warming, or Bush’s fault, or hoarding by certain elite conservatives.


33 posted on 07/19/2014 5:02:13 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Could Warren Buffet's oil trains be considered mobile Jihadist weapons of mass distruction?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I want my water to be free. Who do I talk to?

Get a bucket or jerry can.

Walk to the Detroit River or Lake St. Clair.

Fill can or bucket with FREE water!

Carry it home.

Free!

Simple! (well, come winter it may get a bit more complicated)

34 posted on 07/19/2014 5:05:05 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: absentee

Socialism is the spiritually poisonous and economically destructive ideology that insists society will be better off when everyone lives at the expense of everyone else. This lie is clearly unsustainable, a concept that socialists love to scold the rest of us about.


35 posted on 07/19/2014 5:05:41 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Vince Ferrer

“How much money did they raise to pay the bills? Or did they just pose in front of the cameras?”

They wanted to bake sweets for a bake sale to raise money——but Michelle said “no
.

.


36 posted on 07/19/2014 5:10:04 PM PDT by Mears
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To: blackdog

Worth repeating:
“Wait until those free Obamacare copays come due.
Chaos “
Half the country ... all their lives they’ve depended on the kindness of strangers. (taxes)
They won’t pay a nickel for their own welfare, unless it’s withheld from their Section 8, EBT, ADC—whatever.
The Obamanites have put themselves in yet another pickle with this fantasy that their base will pay a mite towards their own health care.


37 posted on 07/19/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: absentee

I say give them free water. In return, they just swing a pick to dig up those water pipes. Good deal for everyone.


38 posted on 07/19/2014 5:11:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: absentee

Here we have a democrat member of congress encouraging thievery. This is so blatant he needs to be removed from congress. I will hold my breath.


39 posted on 07/19/2014 5:17:43 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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FReepers! Let's go!
Every donation counts!



40 posted on 07/19/2014 5:20:35 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: Newbomb Turk

Aren’t they a few miles from one of the largest fresh-water lakes on Earth? So, go get some.

HOWEVER...there are two sides to this. I read that their water bills are $80 a month for a small home with a postage-stamp lawn. Considering the availability of water there, this is ridiculous. Obviously, the people who pay are subsidizing those who don’t, or there is some kind of massive corruption, or incredibly poor planning (like, having the infrastructure to support two million people but having only 680,000 customers). That’s not fair either.


41 posted on 07/19/2014 5:28:20 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I want my water to be free. Who do I talk to? Oh, and my electricity and gas too please.

Who can give free water

Power for you too

Cover it with chocolate and a hopey changey dew

The mulato man, oh the mulato man can

The mulato man can cause he mixes in racism in a country that's been screwed.

42 posted on 07/19/2014 5:34:52 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Chode

“problem is there’s no sewer shut off “

First Rule of Plumbing: “$hit Runs Downhill,” but only if you add water to “help it along.” So, W/O water, the sewer is effectively “shut off.”


43 posted on 07/19/2014 5:50:04 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: dennisw

Yeah, they’s got it so bad in SF dat de wimin be knocking of kids selling candy on de streets! (At least I be thinkin’ dat be a womin, but you be de judge!)

http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2014/07/18/arrest-in-robbery-of-s-f-girl-who-was-selling-candy/


44 posted on 07/19/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Grab your buckets, kids, and follow him out to the Detroit River. THAT water is free, take as much as you can carry !”

But that would involve work! “Weeze be averse to workin’. We Gibbsmedats, spect everthn’ be handed to us, fo’ free”


45 posted on 07/19/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: absentee

Only in Detroit.


46 posted on 07/19/2014 6:02:46 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: vette6387
true, except the article says they are paying plumbers to illegally turn it back on...

then again i guess they prolly could illegally turn valves on sewer lines as well as water lines

47 posted on 07/19/2014 6:06:06 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

“true, except the article says they are paying plumbers to illegally turn it back on...
then again i guess they prolly could illegally turn valves on sewer lines as well as water lines”

Just had to deal with a water problem yesterday. In the process, I had a good look at the water meter. upstream of the meter, there’s a shutoff valve that has a provision for a padlock. Now, I guess you could cut the lock off, but it would be a bitch here, because it’s in the meter box at the curb, underground.
Places like Detroit end up looking very much like the Soviet Union. So when they collapse, the freeloading residents are left out in the cold (literally). Guys like Conyers pi$$ me off because they know that w/o money from nearly all the users, the water district will have to shut down. Detroit, has finally run out of other people’s money!


48 posted on 07/19/2014 6:15:29 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

my bad, it was in a different thread...

The Atlantic reported on July 17 that residents are paying plumbers $30 to turn their water back on illegally. Although, while Netroots participants were there to be the voices for these people, the folks affected are remaining quiet:


49 posted on 07/19/2014 6:20:34 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: absentee

I hope they succeed. I’m really sick of paying that $60 a month water bill. Free water for everyone!!!!


50 posted on 07/19/2014 6:23:03 PM PDT by sheana
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