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Flint Michigan, the next Hinkley, California?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Scary shit if you live in Flint Michigan or are on the water system.

    Flint mayor declares state of emergency over water problems

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yes, but how many jobs have been created over the years?

    You have to take the good with the bad.
  3. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Times Beach
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The unemployment rate in Flint is barely 60% these days.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Fuck em for being poor. Amirite?
    BitterYoungMatador2 likes this.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The teabag regime running the state has been careful to take self-government away from almost all the majority African-American cities in the state and appoint designated dictators ... oops, Emergency Managers ... to run the show, since those primitive savages are clearly unable /unworthy of doing it themselves. They're such children. Just another example of "Best Practices."

    The Emergency Managers are there to strip as much of the municipal infrastructure down to the bone and sell it off to private-equity freebooters to convert them into money-extraction instruments to funnel money away from the citizens and up to the billionaires. Poisoning the local populations with lead probably cuts down on the prospect of locals availing themselves of Second Amendment Solutions.
  7. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    The article seems to indicate the problem is that the local piper are aging. The city just changed back to Detroit as a supplier and still has a problem. If that is true it does not fit your narrative.
    old_tony likes this.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The impetus to switch away from the Detroit system in the first place came from the teabag regime, which wants to divest the Detroit system from supplying water to other regional communities in preparation for their move to privatize and sell it off to billionaire speculators.

    The problem is antiquated local pipes which leach lead. The teabag regime has pretty much kiboshed spending any money on renovating the local piping system, because teabags don't want to spend 10 cents of tax money on anything, even if the drinking water turns to liquid lead and bridges are crashing down onto your head. Anyway the local citizens are just stupid neegros anyway and it's not like they can vote to get rid of the designated dictator, oops, Emergency Manager, anyway. If they don't like lead-laced drinking water they can get the hell out.
  9. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Details, schmetails ... [/Starman]
    old_tony likes this.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Switching back is too little, too late once you've knocked loose the lead in the old pipes and allowed it to circulate.

    Justice Department Investigating Toxic Tap Water In Flint
  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Doesn't change the fact that the problem is the pipes, not the water (making the thread title inaccurate, btw).

    But the idiotic Starmen of the world will ignore the truth.
  12. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

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