>Republitard comes into office and only cares about business and not people
>says fuck paying for water, let them drink from the river
>ignores warning from city engineers that it's not safe to do
>ignores warning from environmentalists that it's not safe to do
>still does it
>salt from the river water strips the city's old lead pipes from the inside
>toxic water with high lead concentration is now being pumped into everyone's homes
>lol don't worry nothing will happen
>kids get sick
>whole city's pipes now needs to be pulled out and relaid
>bill for fixing pipes goes into Billions of Dollars
>any infrastructure at all
>Second only to Detroit in terms of being a third world hellhole
First off, lead is not brown. The brown color comes from iron and is non-toxic. The people who have lead pipes though, who the fuck would believe it is acceptable to have lead pipes in 2016, come on. This is a blessing in disguise.
As a Michigander
Really? It's a shithole and you're blaming republicans?
It's a shithole and it's democratic.
I think the most obviously lesson to be taken from all of this is that any cities heavily populated by niggers become shit no matter who is in charge.
LOL is this real?
And sometimes we get the odd confused American tourist here asking if you can drink the water. (Of course you can!)
USA confirmed for Mexico-tier
Don't drink the water folks!
>The problem began in April 2014 when Flint switched from Detroit's water supply to save money and began using water from the Flint River, which has a high salt content.
>That corroded the pipes it flowed through and lead from those pipes — which had been undisturbed by Detroit's less corrosive water — leached into the system.
One of these days, I'm going to wake up early, and binge the entirety of evangelion so I can finally see what was apparently such a big deal.
>don't bother, you weren't missing much
There's something to be said for actually sitting through something even if it's just run of the mill.
Pretty typical outcome when your primary values are economic. The problem isn't with a specific political party, the problem is in the hearts of the people who live in this country.
I miss Chicago water. When I moved to Lemont 15 years ago we were on a well. Super hard, iron, low pH etc. Sucked bad. Within a year our community was put on Chicago water and all those problems went away.
Now we're on a private well in central Ohio. We have an iron oxygenating filter, a water softener, carbon filters, and an RO system just to get potable water. We go through 80lbs of salt per month.
People in the cities don't know how good they have it.
>tfw I went to Flint for a construction job once
It didn't feel like I was on Earth. It literally felt unreal, when I was in our hotel it was empty except for little niglets punching each other in the hallways. It was like The Shining:Nigger Edition.
If you go into the show looking for waifu wars you might be disappointed. The two characters everyone always fights over aren't really loveable people (misato is best girl anyway) Just don't give up and you'll enjoy yourself. Make sure to pay attention and watch the original final two episodes even if they're hard to get through, they'll make more sense when you watch the movie afterwards
no one died.
"whole city" lol nope, a few old neighborhoods
billions lol nope again
fault lies with the state environmental agency, governor has little to do with it
none of this would have happened had
1) Detroit and Flint had competent leadership
2) Environmental office followed own rules
there are many descendants of Finnish in northern Michigan, I am disappoint OP
State has $575 million dollar surplus and Snyder wants to continue to increase it.
>killing off poor niggers in Flint and still sending them water bills.
I will defend this man to my death.
The city changed to a new source before the state appointed regulator was in charge of the city.
Other than that... oh wait that's your whole point incorrectly blaming someone for the faults of someone else.
Even after tests in February 2015 showed alarming levels of lead in a Flint home, officials publicly assured residents there was no threat.
Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha didn't buy it. She began an independent study and discovered that lead levels in children had doubled or even tripled since the city switched its water supply.
50% whinny kid
(he's definitely justified in being so since he was abandoned by his dad and only brought back to be used as a weapon to fight eldritch monsters)
20% giant robot fights
20% weird too deep for you shit
>Seeing as this problem was completely caused by Snyder and friends, the area doesn't matter
Clearly the area does matter since I am in Michigan and do not have yellow water.
People who support leaders like this are weak.
aka /pol/. Only in a place like /pol/ would defend this. /pol/ is full of beta closet faggots who willingly bend over to get fucked in, over, and out by their 1% overlords.
Literally surrounded by the largest repository of fresh water on the planet. The water in those lakes is relatively soft and non-corrosive.
That's Ohio's fault.
The Republican governor is facing criticism for the state's regulatory failures and relief efforts, and has apologized for lead-tainted water in Flint. He is requesting a federal disaster declaration and millions of dollars that could pay for clean water, filters and other essentials.
The Michigan Republican Party says it plans to collect bottled water for Flint residents on the Capitol steps before and during the protest.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has told the federal government that the needs of people in Flint during the water crisis "far exceed the state's capability."
Snyder says emergency measures could cost $41 million, including $10 million for a three-month supply of clean drinking water and millions more for filters, filter cartridges and water testing kits. The details are in the state's application for a federal disaster declaration and financial help.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the request will be considered "expeditiously."
Flint's tap water became contaminated with lead after the city switched water supplies in 2014 while a new pipeline was under construction. Corrosive water leached lead from old pipes.
Toledo was Toledo's fault because they didn't properly prepare for the algae blooms. This year algae blooms were way worse and their was no crisis because they were prepared. Comparing algae blooms to supposed lead in water is completely different.
The man mainly responsible for this mess is Darnell Earley
He is also a Democrat
Your post is shit Finland, all lies and disinformation.
As an American of Finnish descent I am truly shamed.
>no one died.
>The Michigan county already reeling from lead-contaminated drinking water in the city of Flint has seen a spike of Legionnaires' disease resulting in 10 deaths that may or may not be related to the water crisis, officials said on Wednesday.
>Genesee County, which includes Flint, had 87 cases of Legionnaires' from June 2014 to November 2015.
The fuck are you on about?
The water comes out of the ground super hard and full of iron. I remove the iron, then soften it for bathing / laundry uses, and the RO produces drinking water that isn't full of salt. Comsumer RO requires softened water.
This shit ALWAYS happens in black areas. ALWAYS. Look at this article:
>Niecole Middleton, right, with her twins, and a relative, Patrice Moore, waited for help in carrying cases of bottled water to her car.
Where is the father? Fuck I will never feel bad for these people because I always know it's their fault. No place in the US had problems with water getting shut down because no one pays their bills like nigger Detroit. Fuck them.
That was my initial thought too. Flint, MI. 57% African American votes Republican into office???
As if the R governor had a special interest in the water supply there until after shit hit the fan.
And by now you are reading my link and see that even state Democrats are Blaming Early for the entire disaster.
Plenty more out there just do some research with an open mind and not agenda beforehand.
Rick Snyder can't be responsible for Flint as it had elected leaders who supposed to be on top of things there.
>The people who have lead pipes though, who the fuck would believe it is acceptable to have lead pipes in 2016, come on.
Lead is used in solder which bonds together copper pipes. Most homes have copper water pipes in them.
Oh we read it. All the democrats in the state are foaming at the mouth to put the blame on Snyder. Let's ignore all of the stupid shit these communities did for 50+ years and blame the Republicans who forced us to stop running huge deficits every year.
This story has been getting the silent treatment from the MSM, if this had anything to do with the Republican governer you can bet it would get 24/7 news coverage on national network news.
Since it is a Democrat and a black at that this will be buried like cat shit in a litter box.
Michigan bro here
>Living in Flint
>Living in, arguably, the only city worse than Detroit
They've already taken responsibility for trying to "fix" Detroilet because the government of the city has been so corrupt for the last x decades that it's literally a post-war wasteland. Why does the governor get personally blamed for the local jurisdictions failing so miserably? I feel for Snyder, his job is a fucking nightmare. He has to clean up in the niggified cities all the time and gets no credit. How this state had a surplus last year is beyond me.
>not having a well.
Snyder is a former accountant, and a damn good one. I loved when he sent city managers to the Democratic communities who were bankrupt as fuck and told them to get on board or get out.
>Do you realize that the city of Flint has been run by Democrats for half-a-century?
Do you realize the decisions that resulted in this disaster were the result of a Republican governor installing an "emergency manager" who took over all governmental functions from the elected representatives?
It's a decent enough show about what it would actually be like if you told a real 14 year old kid to pilot a war machine to fight abominations or else all of mankind is fucked for 20 episodes or so, but then it gets derailed into a circlejerk of a pretentious journey from self-pity to self-actualization because its creator got depressed and ran out of ink.
That's pretty much the exact opposite of what you'll hear on /a/, but fuck them.
I remember when I used to like anime and look for new series to enjoy... god that was a long fucking time ago. It's pedobait and moeshit now
Do you realize Flint Michigan has poor infrastructure and a decreasing population because niggers act and live like savages? Blame politicians all you want corruption is everywhere in the country but only nigger towns have fucking savage tier issues like water problems.
Its not even arguable. Flint is just Detroit with all of the things worth saving removed. Culture? Architecture? Industry? Business? Strategic location on a border? Stadiums, universities, museums and affluent suburbs?
Detroit for all of its flaws, has all of those things. Flint does not. It is just the ruins of an abandoned GM company town.
Who gives a fuck about Flint. If it weren't for his continued vetoing of pro-gun bills, I'd be willing to call Snyder the perfect governor.
Ha, no here's how it happened.
>Flint elects retarded Dems for years
>blows their budget so badly city can't function
>niggers erode tax base
>third world status achieved
>governor appoints financial manager
>he says use the river until new piping to great lakes can be built
>river is corrosive because of chem dumps
>Flint is still using fucking lead piping
>more lead now enters water supply
>OMG ITS REPUBLICANS FAULT THAT 40 YEARS OF DEMOCRATS HAS CAUSED THIRD WORLD SHIT
Well, depends on the city. Before I moved to a place with well water, I was living in a city. They upped the chlorine in the water or something because I suddenly couldn't stomach drinking it because of the taste and smell, my skin was drying out at an alarming rate which was making me have acne on my face.
So, it really depends on the city.
You'd be surprised that it still used today. It generally isnt dangerous so long as you flush the system after soldering. This also ignores that most homes in the US are old, especially in Flint.
> everyone on his staff knew except him.....okay /pol/
>>OMG ITS REPUBLICANS FAULT THAT 40 YEARS OF DEMOCRATS HAS CAUSED THIRD WORLD SHIT
This is exactly what is about to happen to our entire country. With more nigger and spic immigrants and shitskins they will make sure Dems are kept in office even as the whole country goes Detroit tier. They will not care because they know Democrat = fuck white people and even with the decreased standard of living they live better than their shit host country. Buckle in boys shit is about to get bad. Trump is a good president but he came too late.
no the EPA will fix it
the government can do no wrong and they are the answer to all problems
(Bernie Sanders and his dipshit fanbase actually believe this)
So let me get this right. You want to overlook the half century of corruption and piss poor management that pretty much has made Flint, Detroit, and Warren into the backdrop for the Fallout series, but now that something is actually related to a republican we should pay attention to it.
Are you fucking kidding me. Do you hold the same principles in other areas? Yeah, look past all the buildings falling apart, the rampant crime, and the way the entire fucking place looks like it got hit with an A-bomb, let's focus on this Republican's actions that had very little to do with the problem, save the fact he actually had at least limited faith in his predecessors.
it was literally snider's fault
the "black" water was fine until they switched it for retarded reasons.
why can't you retards just admit it was a stupid moment. this is why nobody takes /pol/ seriously
>tfw some of the best "soft" water in the world made from snowmelt and angel tears
>tfw you're never seen limescale in your life
Even African villages manage to dig proper wells these days, America.
This is how every thread goes when an outside insults somewhere in America.
>*proof of some large scale fuck up somewhere*
>"N-N-NO NOT IN MY STATE THAT AREA IS A SHITHOLE ANYWAY KEKEK"
>Rinse and repeat for about 85% of the USA which is either irrelevant, run down, full of hicks or niggers, full of people who haven't been outside their home town, lacking any infrastructure whatsoever
>Realize that Hollywood movies repeat the same 10 or so locations to film and have done for decades, so much so even the natives believe America is amazing all over
>Realize that for it's mass, America has the least amount of relevant and important areas
The vast majority of you spend your time posting here while you have never met the kind of people you claim to hate in person before.
>> thousands can't afford water
>> national news shitting bricks
>> switch to cheaper source of water to save money
>> still did everything wrong
For fuck's sake... The water is fucking fine it's just fucking with the utility system. It's not "naturally poisonous" water.
This is how every thread goes when an outside insults somewhere in the UK.
>*proof of some large scale rape cover up somewhere*
>"N-N-NO NOT IN MY REGION THAT AREA IS A SHITHOLE ANYWAY KEKEK"
>Rinse and repeat for about 85% of the UK which is either irrelevant, run down, full of hicks or muslims, full of people who haven't been outside their home town, lacking any infrastructure whatsoever
>Realize that Hollywood movies repeat the same 10 or so locations to film and have done for decades, so much so even the natives believe the UK is amazing all over
>Realize that for it's mass, the UK has the most amount of "Asian" gang rape controlled areas.
The vast majority of you spend your time posting here while you have never met the kind of people you claim to hate in person before.
Np new holmes are buld woth copper. Some fancy ass plastic was developed that everyone uses. Its way easier to install repair and replace. Source: I did shittier labor on construction site of new subdivisions.
>This is 50% Tin and 50% Lead general purpose solder
>This solder is for use as a general purpose solder for plumbing and sheet metal work.
Just because you built some of the cheapest homes possible doesnt mean copper isnt used. For fucks sakes go to a hardware store some time.
>Flush new pipes. Remove loose lead solder and debris from the plumbing materials installed in newly constructed homes, or homes in which the plumbing has recently been replaced, by removing the faucet strainers from all taps and running the water for 3 to 5 minutes. Thereafter, periodically remove the strainers and flush out any debris that has accumulated over time.
And this is fucking California of all places we're talking about
>The vast majority of you spend your time posting here while you have never met the kind of people you claim to hate in person before.
I know, they keep breaking in when I'm not home. One day, I will be home and get a chance to shoot them. It's my version of the lottery.
I went to college in Flint.
I've been to Haiti.
Gun to my head, which was worse...tough choice.
Besides flint, detroit, and Saginaw. Michigan is heaven on earth.
Snyder isn't perfect, but he's better than the last 2 turds. This is his first fuck up. I don't even really blame him.
You silly faggot, blaming the Republican at this point is like purposefully driving your car through a storm of golf ball sized hail while drunk, bouncing it off the guard rails, hitting curbs at 80 mph, then flipping it and when the tow truck guy shows up flipping the fuck out on him for accidentally scratching the paint with the tow hook.
You're asking me what's wrong with me? The fuck is wrong with you? Who's party's corruption and negligence of infrastructure allowed the water to get poisoned in the first place?
Seriously do you faggots even see past your own nose?
Even Michael Moore, in his movie 'Roger & Me' said Flint is run by a bunch of morons. It's a tradition there. The city should be declared a disaster area, everyone bought out for pennies on the dollar, and the entire place leveled to the ground.
But anon it has electrolyte's!