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If the emotion "shame" has any meaning, this person would feel it

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    In the middle of the Atlanta drought, this douchebag is using 400,000 gallons of water a month.

    Why would he use 400,000 gallons a month?

    Because he can.

    This country is filled with such rotten, selfish people. I feel ashamed being in the same species as him.


    One Man's Water Is Another's Outrage
    Chris Carlos' Home Uses More Than 60 Times More Water Than His Neighbors

    Nov. 10, 2007 —

    Like much of the region, the southeastern city of Atlanta remains in the fierce grip of a drought that has continued to strangle the area's water supply for months.

    But as many residents are trying to curb and conserve their water usage, one 14,000-square-foot property in suburban Atlanta has clocked more than 60 times water the average household uses.

    Neighbors are outraged that the man, who lives in his five bedroom, seven bathroom home alone, has used enough water to fill a dozen standard swimming pools, while the rest of the city is so thirsty for water.

    "I think it's absurd. I really do," said resident Ken Scott.

    In fact, last month Chris Carlos used 15 percent more water than he did in October 2006, fueling more frustration.

    "I understand everybody's anxiety, outrage," said Kathy Nguyen, of the Cobb County Water System. "It's impacting people on so many levels."

    The tensions come because the region is down 17 inches in rainfall, currently, and its main reservoir, Lake Lanier is down 17 feet. Its low levels threaten to leave the area without drinking water if the arid conditions continue.

    "Unfortunately, we find ourselves challenged to the point now where we have to make some tough decisions," said Georgia Gov. Sonny Purdue.

    And while outdoor watering is forbidden, the Carlos lawn remains lush, causing some to wonder if he has broken any regulations.

    But, the water department said it has no proof he has broken any regulations and has no authority to stop him.

    It also admits the planned rate hikes, which would increase water rates more than 70 percent next year, probably wouldn't prevent Carlos from using less water either.

    Georgians already have been asked to conserve 10 percent while they are in the water crisis and Purdue plans to host a prayer meeting next week to ask for more rain.

    Other plans for Atlanta include trucking water in from Kentucky for the Centennial ice-skating rink and Purdue announced Wednesday plans to hold a faith service on Tuesday in order to pray for more rain.

    A secular group Friday, however, said it would protest the governor's planned prayer service because it violates the separation of church and state, according to The Associated Press.

    And Georgia isn't the only state feeling the pinch. One Orme, Tenn. already ran out of water last month and now has water shipped in from an outside source. The mayor turns the water on for a mere three hours a day.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    They should picket his house.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I saw that on TV. I think the water company should switch off his service until they find out what he is doing with all that water. It's crazy.

    In the old days, the neighbors would just TP his trees.
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    A couple dozen donuts in a 4-wheel drive should take care of that bastard's "lush" lawn.
  5. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Perhaps this fella's a compulsive hand washer. With really gigantic hands.
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    This story is bad enough on its own and this fully deserves an ass beating, but I'm sorry, this caught my eye.

    Seriously? They're really going to protest the prayer service? Why? Who gives a shit? Why do they care if everyone else troops off to a prayer service? So they think everyone else is nuts, that it's a waste of time and that there's no way praying will help. Why can't they just roll their eyes and go on with their lives?

    There almost has to be a part of it I don't know about.
  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    That TP will get really nasty when it rai ... oh wait. Nevermind.
  8. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Because it is state sponsored, they are upset. If it was just some church doing their impression of a rain dance, they wouldn't care.

    As for the guy... It certainly seems like something fishy is going on. Maybe he's a fish.
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I'm pretty sure this got posted on the drought thread...but he deserves to have all shame dumped on him.
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    It did, and he does.
  11. CollegeJournalist

    CollegeJournalist Active Member

    I really wish they could've found a way to describe how this ass hole is using 60 times more water than his neighbors. I'd love to know.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The homeowner is Mr. Limpet?
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