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[–] firex726 4 points 45 points (+49|-4) ago 

I love the comments decrying him but no one is condemning the niggers who are not paying their bills. Just outcry at the guy calling it for what it is, not the people causing the issue.

And come to think of it why not just cut them off?

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[–] Ho-Chi-Min-Me 2 points 31 points (+33|-2) ago 

Most people think of the Flint water crisis as the fact that the water became unsafe to drink due to switching the source of water which led to lead in the water.

This change was not caused by people not paying their bills, the decision was made by an emergency manager to save money. The cost of solving the lead problem greatly exceeded any savings from the switch.

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[–] UlyssesEMcGill 1 points 28 points (+29|-1) ago 

to save money

Maybe if everyone paid their bills, there would be less pressure to cut costs

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[–] Subarukayak 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

The shit part of that was the Governor appointed some lackey to oversee the utility and the decisions made to make the switch were handled by an interim director with administration authority to overrule the council. It also didn't help that the lead contamination issues weren't properly illustrated in the enviro report from the contractor and the EPA used that report in making it's assessment and recommendations without verifying the data.

Oversight failed on every level in every department so apparently no one is accountable. Wunderbar.

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[–] firex726 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

And why did the emergency manager need to be put in place?

If it was not a water crisis it would have been something else; the city simply does not have enough money coming in to cover all it's costs.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Most people think of the Flint water crisis as the fact that the water became unsafe to drink due to switching the source of water which led to lead in the water.

More accurately:

"the fact that they switched to an affordible source of water, but some shitty buildings had lead pipes, so without all the expensive special additives, the pipes made the water unsafe."

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[–] 1True_Morty 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I think there's a list of stuff set by the DHHS or some such that are basic necessities, one of which is running water. So municipalities' hands are tied when it comes to closing the valve.

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[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've never heard of someone going far in arrears and NOT having their water cut-off. I've never heard of any legal reason they couldn't. That would be the same as not ever cutting off the electricity in winter causing no heat. There are funded shelters and programs available to provide water, heat, and food if you're desolate.

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

My guess is cutting them off doesn't really lower the costs of water treatment... so they basically -need- a base number of people loyally paying their utility bills, but I could be wrong. This is conjecture.

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[–] firex726 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Sure, but if you keep giving them water for free then why would they pay?

At-least if you shut them off they would be motivated to pay.

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[–] lucifirius 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You can't cut them off because Water is a Human Right™ and that would be a Bad Thing™.

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[–] sinclair 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

call a spade, a spade

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[–] rightbyroy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

justcallthemniggers.wav

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[–] flope_de 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They are usually called "niggers", rather than "spades".

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[–] Samchay6 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

“Flint has the same problems as Detroit — fcking n****s don’t pay their bills,” Stair says on the recording, which was made May 26 during a conversation with environmental activist and independent journalist Chelsea Lyons.

The truth is often racist...

If you're not dealing in facts, you're ignoring the reality of the problem. If you're ignoring the reality of the problem, you cannot hope to find a solution.

This guy is you're only hope, Flint.

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[–] CognitiveDissident5 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

There's a water crisis in South Africa and one of the black ministers blamed it on the apartheid government ! I kid you not. She said the former white regime "built the dams too big".

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[–] MelatoninDreams 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I don't think she understands how dams work...

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[–] Reggie000 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They ought to blow-up those oppressive dams.

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[–] TauCeti 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If they could burn the dams, I wouldn't be surprised if they did in some riot or another.

Then they'd demand their water.

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[–] fluxusp 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

When all white citizens are "gone" SA turns further into shit and a lot of other crises will arise. Fuck them.

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[–] scabs_galore 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I am highly offended by the term fcking n****s. I have corrected to title of this thread to make it more amenable:

"Flint official blames water crisis on fucking niggers who dont pay their bills (With audio)"

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[–] Spaceballs-1 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

He's not wrong. Youz don' peyz DA billz yuz don' getz DA wadda.

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[–] TheWorstImaginable 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

unfortunately niggers aren't smart enough to comprehend the right is to water access, not a complex system of purification that requires maintenance and workers. Anyone can walk down to the river and fill up a bucket, just like anyone could pay their water bill and buy a filter if there's lead in the water.

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[–] bezzy 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Fuck, that sucks. If only niggers paid their bills.

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[–] 1True_Morty 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If only I could marry MIss America 2012 and put a baby in her.

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[–] BackAsswards 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Freedom of speech and telling the truth are gonna get this man fired.

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