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Detroit residents demand free utilities

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ocarolan, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Bone heads don't understand they will just raise property taxes to pay if they pass this?
    It takes money to keep the water system going
     
  3. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe we could "adopt" a Detroitian, ALA, Save the Folks as seen on TV! "For just $16.09 per day you can relieve Detroitians suffering from a severe lack of baths!";)
     
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  5. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Too bad they aren't demanding "free contraception"
     
  6. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Whoa whoa whoa guys.... Maybe we should hear Em' out. I mean just look at the great things they've done as a population for property value... Like this great little Suburb in its early stages pictured below.. image.jpg

    :rolleyes: Sky's the limit for this collective group of people.. They DESERVE anything we can give..
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Well heck, I want free ammo!
    My firearms arent gunna feed themselves.
    .. But wait.. I work hard for my money, pay my bills and yet still have some cash for my hobby?!

    I should work as a financial advisor for these folks..
    My one free piece of advice:

    "Get a job & quit popping out kids"
     
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  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    "Low income"/parasites in California now get free medical marijuana to go along with their other "free" benefits.
     
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  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Water is a Human Right? Of COURSE it is - and it is free for the taking down at the river or creek - but the power dispensed stuff is going to cost you!
     
  10. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    ok, I'll bite... how the hell do you run up a multi-hundred dollar water bill? are you taking care of a football field through the dry season? Yea, I get it, bills are like expensive and stuff, however my water bill averages about $30. Wtf? That's usually less than $1/day. Or the redemption value on 20 soda cans, or 10 2l bottles. These people are clearly eating somehow, except maybe for the ladies in the white shirts in the front, everyone else in that photo is going to the plus size section. So what's the issue here? Is this one of those things where detroit has been running a scam on billing people for water? (I actually consider this fairly likely) Are they more expensive because they have to pay to service the debt on the lavish retirement benefits they gave to their workers? (also quite likely) As it turns out, people usually want money to do something for you, so if you're incapable of getting your own water, why are you complaining about someone else getting it for you?

    Perhaps these people have never tried the thought experiment of crapping in one hand, and filling the other hand up with free stuff, to see which one fills up faster. My guess is, once the water and sewer services are curtailed to their houses they will be crapping in their hands.
     
  11. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    It is not hard, I know places near me that are $90 month min before the extra water, so it doesn't take long.

    In Detroit I am not sure what the month min is.
     
  12. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Many don't realize this, but it was "free" for years. Decades even.
    And now the bill is due.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/22/hurt-the-cost-of-free-water-in-detroit/?page=all
    Oh well. Detroit is just the beginning of the financial breaking of socialist enclaves all over the country.

    Don't worry though, the federal government will ride to the rescue with pockets full of taxpayer dollars.

    Oh wait!
     
  13. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Show me an American Ghetto.... I'll show you a place Liberals are in charge...
     
  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Silly me, I go to work and earn wages to pay my bills. I guess I've been doing it wrong all these years. Somebody has something I want and I don't have the money for it - I don't get it, period. Well, I guess the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves - Detroit has been under their control for decades. Hard to put the blame on anyone else. Just sayin'
     
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    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    So, do you really think they won't get their utilities paid for . . . BY YOU AND ME??
    You've been standing in the sun too long!!!

    Sheldon
     
  16. rocky3

    rocky3 oregon coast Active Member

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    Try living in Portland !
     
  17. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    And the buck gets passed further down the line. :s0105: SOS. A large portion of people left that city since the 1970's and the crash of the automakers.

    Heck I am gunna buy a rice burner and not worry bout it anymore.

    Now if the government, the liberals, and every other freebie help me group got outta there and we the American people demanded to stop imports, make a true commitment to build better products without the gangster union influence

    WE MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN!:s0013:
     
  18. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Can't find the article now, but I read that Detroit has very high water bills, to the tune of $70-$80 per month. They suspended shutoffs during the winter, and you can see how it would be very easy to rack up hundreds of dollars in water bills and late fees in just a few months. The recent articles indicate that they will shut off your water for 2 months or $150 behind. I believe this is a part of privatizing some city services as part of the bankruptcy terms.

    Certainly not justifying not paying your bills, just saying that to a laid off single mom, getting caught up could seem impossible.
     
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    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    If you fall on hard times you scale back on your lifestyle, phone, cable, entertainment, etc. But that is for responsible people.
    Irresponsible people will maintain their lifestyle, heaven knows they won't sacrifice. They'll look for others to blame and to pay their debts.
     
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  20. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    I can understand this and would think in terms of helping the single moms, until I see all those over weight single moms.
     
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