U.N - Detroit violating human rights

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by G51989, Jul 10, 2014.

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Is Detriot violating human rights by shutting off water to the poor?

  1. Yes

    27 vote(s)
    61.4%
  2. No

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Undecided

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. They should have paid, their problem.

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    9.1%
  1. G51989 macrumors 68030

    G51989

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    #1
    http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023988561_detroitwaterxml.html

    Now, I understand the city needs money, but shutting off water to very poor, disabled and fixed income seniors is INSANE.

    Cutting off water and sewage is the PERFECT way to kill people, spread illness and cause human waste to pile up everywhere, and cause outbreaks of serious illness.


    Is it a violation of human rights and a humanitarian crisis in the making? You bet it is.

    The fact they are shutting off water and sewage to people on payment plans actually making the payments as best they can is even more insane.

    Reminds me of this.

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    Go America.
     
  2. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Cutting off the water is the best idea ever...

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  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I have no words.


    http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/arti..._poor_homeowners_but_lets_big_customers_slide
     
  4. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Appalling - surely there are other ways to collect unpaid bills. What about kids who live in homes that have been cut off from water, for they owe nothing?

    I wonder if this is simply a manoeuvre to depopulate the city of poor people.
     
  5. G51989 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The fact is, things like stadiums are owned by the super rich.

    And they can't afford water bills, its unfair to them! They need to eat to!

    Poor people? They don't need water, their poor! Ahahaha!

    /Murica logic

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    I think it is a move to depopulate the city, and I think its a move in general that shows America is on the decline.

    Seniors, poor, disabled people and kids don't need water, the banksters must be paid.
     
  6. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Not like Detroit has a million other things to be embarrassed about, just add this on top of the pile of crap their city already is. This city is nothing to be proud of.
     
  7. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Don't pay your bills and your service get cut off. That's how that works.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So how is Detroit still around, they went bankrupt. The whole city should get cut off by your logic.

    Maybe the big 3 autos should flip the bill as they are the ones that ruined the city.
     
  9. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    You think turning parts of America into Zimbabwe is a solution, especially when the below is the case.

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  10. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Remind me how long Detroit has been run by Democrats? How's that working out for you?
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Unless you're a rich white stadium or golf course owner.

    Your utter contempt for people is sickening.
     
  12. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    These people chose not to pay their water bills. If I don't pay my electric bill should I expect the service to stay on? You don't pay your utility bills, they get cut off. That is how it works.
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Jeeze man, we get it, you don't care about people, humanity, or simple human dignity. The question is why do you continue to flaunt this so openly?:rolleyes:
     
  14. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Apparently it doesn't work that way if you own a football stadium, hockey arena, or golf course.
     
  15. Shrink macrumors G3

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    If one knows The Truth...why withhold it from others...:rolleyes:
     
  16. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    Who cares which letter was next to the politician's name?
     
  17. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    It's a point of significance when talking about the woes of Detroit, but it has nothing to do with turning off the water as an act of enforcement.

    Whoever proposed that should be tarred and feathered.
     
  18. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    Well, really, I'd say that conservative and liberal are much more important when talking about the woes of the city overall, as well as the fact that they were abandoned by the rest of the country.

    You are right about it not being important to this particular issue, shutting stuff off that is.
     
  19. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Look these people chose no to pay their water bills. Why? Because the water department wasn't turning people off. They pay their electric bills. Now, they see what happens when you do not pay your bill, the water gets cut off. Tell me why the water department should continue to provide water if the residents choose not to pay the bill?
     
  20. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Your right .... And by your logic, since the people pay taxes ..... they should have the right to all the water via fire hydrants and other city outlets. Don't worry, it's paid for. :rolleyes:
     
  21. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    So what happens when no one pays a water bill?

    My electricity, water, sewer, trash pick up, cable and high speed internet are all provided by the City of Monroe Utilities which is a city owned utility. What happens if I opt to no longer pay them? I still pay taxes.
     
  22. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    Yes we've had rampant corruption, especially from my boy Kwame. Still this callous attitude you have toward people of Detroit is irritating (and probably because you think the region is full of democrats).
     
  23. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    They didn't pay their water bills, what did they think would happen?
     
  24. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    It's not as black and white as you make it out to be. They can't afford to pay them, but you can't just let the city "fail" if you want to keep up Americas image of being #1.

    If your city was in the same situation, I'd bet you'd be singing a whole different song.
     
  25. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    They can't afford to pay them? How much is the average water bill? Really??? They chose not to pay them because no one was getting cut off but now they are.
     

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