The Flint water supply

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Kazuma, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
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    I seem to remember from my brief foray into the comments section on the NPR story that the bottom of the internet even figured out how to blame a black guy for the situation: the person Snyder put in charge of Flint when the city went under state control
     
  2. ElJefe

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    Well, that's what you get for reading the comments section. Never read the comments section.
     
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  3. soccernutter

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    If we did, there would be no reason for posting on P&CE.
     
  4. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
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    I'm not surprised they exist, I've been largely successful in avoiding media comments sections so I will not be taking your suggestion.
     
  5. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
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    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is strength.
    In water there is lead.......Your choice...!
     
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  6. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
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    I put this in the political cartoon thread. Better here I think.

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  7. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

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    The problem is, it's inaccurate. A corporation (I presume he's referring to GM) didn't poison the water of 300k people. It poisoned water nobody was drinking out of. The Governor, much later, made everyone drink out of it.
     
  8. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
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    The Governor... Any relation to James Jones?
     
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  9. Sudžuka

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    Gonna miss Al Jazeera America

     
  10. Wingtips1

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    May 3, 2004
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    Why are you not demonizing the black woman running the city that had actual authority for making the switch? Does that not fit your narrative?
     
  11. cleansheetbsc

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    You spelled Emergency Manager wrong.
     
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  12. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
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    That'd be racist...!
     
  13. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

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    I'm trying to figure out whether this post is a brilliant bit of irony, or the dumbest thing I've read so far this month.
     
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  14. Kazuma

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    And to add, there's several problems with the Detroit Public School districts.

    To put it this way: Michigan's infrastructure is a mess. And then they wonder why people leave the state.
     
  15. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

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    I had the same confusion so I didn't answer. The optimist take on this. You went 2/3rds into the month before finding a good candidate for dumbest writing of the month. :)
     
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  16. Bootsy Collins

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    Interestingly, I just read an article the other day about how gentrification is getting legs in Detroit, with 20-somethings moving in and hip restaurants opening and all that. If any jobs at all are available for young folks, it's inevitably going to happen: the mucked-up schools don't matter to 20-somethings, and the massive population shift away has meant real estate there is insanely cheap.

    I've been trying to find an excuse to go to Detroit sometime in the summer: there's a musician there I'd like to study with for a little while if he'd put up with me, and John's Carpet House sounds as far up my alley as anything could possibly be.
     
  17. Kazuma

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    Jul 30, 2007
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    It's only two or three areas that have seen some radical shifts. 5-6 years ago, nobody would even think of going to those areas except downtown for Red Wings, Lions, and Tigers games. The rest of the city is still in awful shape and there's areas I wouldn't (nor would lifelong Detroiters) dare step into.

    Funny enough, I've been looking to get out of Detroit/Michigan for a while.

    EDIT: Once those 20-somethings start families, they will get concerned. I already know a few families who ended up moving back to the suburbs once kids got involved. Schools was one of the reasons.
     
  18. Bootsy Collins

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    Oh, I have no doubt of it. Even in DC, which is not as bad off, tons of young people move into the city because they want to live in the city; and then they move across the river to Virginia or out to Montgomery/Prince Georges as soon as the kids are born, because they want better schools.

    But in the meantime, while those folks *are* in Detroit, they're paying taxes. And correct me if I'm wrong, but my sense has been that one of the many problems Detroit faces right now is that it's hard to fix the problems it has when the tax base has been cratered.
     
  19. Kazuma

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    Jul 30, 2007
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    Meanwhile, Snyder finally decides to say something. All this to save a few million dollars and now we've got this. And coincidentally, we have more fresh water than anyone.

    Oh, no doubt there. In the past, most Detroiters/Michiganders left Detroit, now I've met several people from Ohio, Washington State, Oregon, and Arkansas for examples that are moving here. But sooner or later they will end up in the suburbs.

    There's a whole issue of problems Detroit has that need to be fixed, but the biggest cause of it IMO was just the managing of money.
     
  20. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    I see Snyder blamed the feds. Well played, Wingnut, well played.
     
  21. Bootsy Collins

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    Wait, *what*?
     
  22. El Chuma

    El Chuma BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 17, 2005
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    Yea I have been crying for days...
     
  23. purojogo

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    Sep 23, 2001
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    Is this an actual response .. I hope everyone responsible is held accountable ..if you wish to refer to that as "demonizing" that is your call .. And if the word erase annoys you perhaps redact fits better , from the 2014-2015 documents the Snyder administration has made "public"... However , as mentioned in TRMS last night ; most of the key decisions that led to this crisis were made (and shown in documentation as well, hopefully) in 2013 .: and that has YET to be released .. How many months do they need to come out clean?
     
  24. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Something like "local, state & federal agencies dropped the ball"
     
  25. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
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    The last time I robbed a bank, I got off because it was the Fed's fault for not properly enforcing the laws against bank robberies.
     

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