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(Think Progress)   WV Water company: "They can't hate us any more than they already do, right? So why NOT charge the public for the water needed to flush our contaminated water out of their systems, then refuse to issue the water credits we promised?"   (thinkprogress.org ) divider line
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2014-02-09 12:20:42 AM  
6 votes:

fusillade762: Private company simply trying to maximize profits for their stockholders. Nothing to see here.


Water and electricity companies are government approved monopolies.  There's plenty to see here.
2014-02-09 12:03:20 AM  
6 votes:
Private company simply trying to maximize profits for their stockholders. Nothing to see here.
2014-02-09 10:22:15 AM  
4 votes:

Lsherm: fusillade762: Private company simply trying to maximize profits for their stockholders. Nothing to see here.

Water and electricity companies are government approved monopolies.  There's plenty to see here.


That's what happens when we the people "privatize" services we once owned.
2014-02-09 09:01:50 AM  
4 votes:

Alonjar: What people don't seem to realize is that you have to pay for this anyhow, money doesnt just magically appear from nowhere. Whether you pay it now on your water bill, or the water company raises your rates next cycle to make up for the loss, it WILL come out of your own pocket... Because it has to come from somewhere, and the only place a water company gets its money, is from you.


No. The loss is caused by Freedom Industries. They must pay. Why would the people pay for damages caused by Freedom Industries?
2014-02-09 07:33:45 AM  
4 votes:

Likwit: You fark anti-capitalist people are so stupid it hurts.

Go ahead. Tell me how this is in any way the fault of free market capitalism.


"Freedom" Industries dumped poison into the Elk River.

"Free market capitalism", so Fox Propaganda would have us believe, would have "Freedom" Industries evade responsibility for dumping poison into the Elk River.

"Free market capitalism", so Fox Propaganda would have us believe, means that a billionaire in possession of a large tank of poison has no responsibility for making sure that the poison stays in the tank.

"Free market capitalism", so Fox Propaganda would have us believe, means that if you dump poison into the Elk River, the rest of us have to deal with the consequences.

"Free market capitalism", so Fox Propaganda would have us believe, means that the plutocrats get the goldmine and the rest of us get the shaft.

"Party of personal responsibility" my ass.
2014-02-09 03:11:47 AM  
4 votes:

RoxtarRyan: /has little faith in mankind
//or realistic. Pick one.


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2014-02-09 03:10:16 AM  
4 votes:
Yeah, good luck with that. The only, the ONLY, reason why they would ever reverse the charges is due to a shiat-ton more bad PR, and I wouldn't count on this story hitting the major TV news networks. They are your water supplier. Your sole supplier. I wouldn't be shocked that in the legal agreement there is a clause that lets them charge people accordingly for shiat that they have to fix, even if it is a 3rd party at fault. I would not be shocked that come a year or two from now we find out that a state politician is caught getting kickbacks from the water company in order to downplay this whole thing.

/has little faith in mankind
//or realistic. Pick one.
2014-02-09 07:42:27 AM  
3 votes:
1) Pay the bill
2) Having paid the bill, sue the crap out of the company for knowingly selling them poisoned product
3) Profit.
2014-02-09 07:29:31 AM  
3 votes:
You have to let the natural crazies free market take care of it. Mass mail-out the home address and schedules of the company directors and their families to everyone in the state.

The system of releasing dangerously unhinged people into the community since the 80s will take care of the problem.
2014-02-09 03:36:30 AM  
3 votes:

strangeluck: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: The customers should just switch to a better water company.

The city where I live only has one water company, and I've never really heard of cities having more than one to choose from.

Is this a new thing, more than one water company, like more than one electric company?


Pretty sure that's the joke.
2014-02-09 02:38:46 AM  
3 votes:
I wonder how the free market there would treat a guy who opened up a torches and pitchfork stand in WV.
2014-02-09 08:40:10 AM  
2 votes:

Alonjar: What people don't seem to realize is that you have to pay for this anyhow, money doesnt just magically appear from nowhere. Whether you pay it now on your water bill, or the water company raises your rates next cycle to make up for the loss, it WILL come out of your own pocket... Because it has to come from somewhere, and the only place a water company gets its money, is from you.

So.. How about people stop being a nation of retarded sheep requiring that the powers that be pull the wool over your eyes and play numbers games to hide these truths from you, and you just accept that the situation sucks and move forward?

You have no other option.


Without an Auditing of the Federal Reserve the money IS coming from nowhere and being sold as a debt with interest placing the populous in perpetual debt slavery because there is never enough physical money in the system to pay the debt.  The other option is a public utility free from interest but then the Powers that be can't take a mafia like cut of all the action, which why every individual or nation that tries to do that gets executed, assassinated, or invaded, even though it should be the other way around.  Any Nation that is running a central banking scam should be destroyed and they sell out leaders tarred and feathered.
2014-02-09 07:55:59 AM  
2 votes:

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Likwit: You fark anti-capitalist people are so stupid it hurts.

Go ahead. Tell me how this is in any way the fault of free market capitalism.

"Freedom" Industries dumped poison into the Elk River.

"Free market capitalism", so Fox Propaganda would have us believe, would have "Freedom" Industries evade responsibility for dumping poison into the Elk River.

"Free market capitalism", so Fox Propaganda would have us believe, means that a billionaire in possession of a large tank of poison has no responsibility for making sure that the poison stays in the tank.

"Free market capitalism", so Fox Propaganda would have us believe, means that if you dump poison into the Elk River, the rest of us have to deal with the consequences.

"Free market capitalism", so Fox Propaganda would have us believe, means that the plutocrats get the goldmine and the rest of us get the shaft.

"Party of personal responsibility" my ass.


Sounds like "free-market" capitalism can be just as damaging to the environment as Soviet communism was

/ both systems are/were ruled by sociopaths
2014-02-09 06:58:02 AM  
2 votes:

Likwit: You fark anti-capitalist people are so stupid it hurts.

Go ahead. Tell me how this is in any way the fault of free market capitalism.


You don't even get the joke, and yet call everyone else stupid.  They're snarking on the fact that the "free market will fix everything!" is touted about as gospel and the reason to privatize *everything*, yet this is a prime example of where privatization cannot be helped by the awe inspiring powers of the free market and hurts the public as a result.

You can call me a dirty socialist, but some basic necessities of life should be administered by a civic branch of the government, and not a profit-driven corporation who doesn't give two shiats about the welfare of its customers because it has a de facto monopoly, and the public has no recourse other than to bend over and keep paying.
2014-02-09 06:53:45 AM  
2 votes:

Likwit: You fark anti-capitalist people are so stupid it hurts.

Go ahead. Tell me how this is in any way the fault of free market capitalism.


The free market allowed the sale of the tank-owning company without an inspection of the tank.
The free market didn't examine the leaking tank for 20 years.
The people affected can only get their water from one source, so the free market doesn't apply.

Go ahead, tell me how the free market was harmed in this and how they would have done better.

//that's just off the top of my head.  The free market is why this is farked up.
2014-02-09 03:39:56 AM  
2 votes:
We can hate you more, but it probably won't do any good.

Kind of like I hate Time Warner Cable, but I've got no choice with them, either.
2014-02-09 03:08:43 AM  
2 votes:

Cathedralmaster: Revolution's in five, boys. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.


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2014-02-09 03:01:24 AM  
2 votes:

SphericalTime: fusillade762: Private company simply trying to maximize profits for their stockholders. Nothing to see here.

Why are people upset with the free market solutions?


Because deep down they really want to live in a socialist society.
2014-02-09 02:49:44 AM  
2 votes:

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: I wonder how the free market there would treat a guy who opened up a torches and pitchfork stand in WV.


It's being profitable, there were marches this weekend.
2014-02-09 02:31:45 AM  
2 votes:
It's Ok the free market will come along any second and punish them for their misdeeds, right?
2014-02-09 06:26:52 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Private company simply trying to maximize profits for their stockholders. Nothing to see here.


And there is the issue. When private investors invest, they should expect to lose money as well as gain money. That's what "investing" actually is - gambling. You are not guaranteed a return on the money you put in.
We're having this issue with the San Onofre Nuke plant in southern california. The investors want the ratepayers (those who pay their electric bills) to foot the cost of dismantling the nuclear plant that they chose to "invest" in. No, no, and f*ck no.

I'm paying for a product, in this case electricity. The circumstances of how that product get to me are not my concern, nor is it my problem when the means provided for the production of that product break down. The people running the water plant should have simply shut off the taps when it was shown that these chemicals were in their systems, and sought recovery of lost revenue, the cost of trucked-in water for their customers, and the cleaning of their systems from the assholes that dumped the chemicals in the water. The customers have no financial duty in any of this.

If you choose to invest in a corporation with the prospect of making money, fine... but you should be prepared also to either make less money than projected or to lose money. If you can't deal with that, don't "invest".
2014-02-09 11:36:51 AM  
1 vote:

Alonjar: Cheviot: No. The loss is caused by Freedom Industries. They must pay. Why would the people pay for damages caused by Freedom Industries?

OK.  So "Freedom Industries", a company whose entire revenue comes from billing water clients, must now pay for the damages.  Where is that money going to come from?  Hint:  the only place they get money from is your water bill.

I know, this is a terribly complicated thing... I'll give you a moment to let your problem solving skills go to work.

Step 1)  Be water company
Step 2)  Be on the hook for a bunch of money.
Step 3) Where do we get the money from to pay these damages?
Step 4)  Bill the clients who use your water services
Step 5) Pay damages.

YAY!  you may Freedom Industries pay the bill!  Congratulations.


I believe Freedom intends to file for bankruptcy
Perhaps what they should be forced to do is sell their assets and use the proceeds to defray damage-related costs to consumers (and I don't mean "pain and suffering" claims) - this would include any land they own

As long as corporations are allowed to skirt regulations, operate at a profit, cause damage and then foist the cost onto consumers they will continue shoddy practices.
2014-02-09 10:54:10 AM  
1 vote:

Bhags: Just 2 things, that as  I see it are fairly common sense and fair.

1. I see no reason for a company to raise its rates to compensate for situations like this. If the company is making a profit then they should be shouldering their own responsibility and not foisting off on the public...the customers that they serve. I realize that this is never going to happen, but this is how it should be. Can you imagine going in to your work tomorrow with a broken arm and telling your boss that he'll need to give you a raise to compensate for your medical costs? Oh, you have insurance through your work that actually already pays your medical expenses? Maybe not the best analogy but you can get my point on this.

2. Water may not be a constitutional right, but you don't necessarily need to get your water from the water company. You ARE free to go to the local river/creek/lake/pond and scoop up as many buckets as you can haul away. You're also free to process, filter and purify that water to make it usable too. What you're paying for is the convenience of having the water delivered to your home in a usable condition. Which is where things are breaking down here. service is being paid for, but not delivered.


Actually? I am not - my local waterway - in addition to being rife with mercury and other heavy metals - is bordered by private properties.  I guess I could ask my good neighbors to allow me access to their backyards in order to port poisoned water to my home, purify it (at my expense) etc - but then I am still paying (time/effort/purification).

I am close friends with a life-long employee of our local water company - and I don't mind the agreement we have - they provide clean water to my home, and I pay the rate they need to do so.

This WV thing, if I am not mistaken, has less to do with the water company initially than a container of "ick" that leaked INTO the type of waterway you suggest we use to circumvent the system.
2014-02-09 10:53:00 AM  
1 vote:

Krab: Mister Peejay: EvilEgg: Maybe this will learn those inbred hicks that sometimes the Government is on your side.

I can sort of understand why a lot of these places are so anti-government, given that they keep voting in self-serving a-holes who are clearly anti-populace...

This is West Virgina. Look at the make up of their state government. I5 has been a Democrat majority flr close to 100 years. They are not anti government.


Except the democrats here are gun-toting, god-fearing... Dixiecrats. For the most part, anyway.
2014-02-09 10:43:50 AM  
1 vote:

TheGreatGazoo: You should try arguing with a government water system that your meter reading is wrong.

Here in Atlanta people had to go to the local news stations and have a second meter put inside the house after a plumber said there weren't any outside leaks that showed a discrepancy to even begin to have the water company listen.

I even went to the water company with brown tap water in a Tupperware container and got the 'it has some turbidity in it but it is safe according to our tests' line.

Not to mention a major water main leak that ran for years in the middle of a drought that they blamed on a spring. Apparently springs spontaneously show up during droughts.


I've not had the personal "pleasure" of battling w/ our local water company but we've had many who have.  The conversation goes like this:

Consumer: "OMG! My water bill went from $80 per quarter to $1,200 - WTF??"
Utility: "Prove you didn't use it"
C: "Here are my past bills - I've not added a waterpark in the back yard - WTF - I can't pay this!"
U: "It might be a leak. If the leak is between the meter and your home, it is your problem"
C: "I hired a plumber - there is no leak"
U: "Pay your bill"

rinse, repeat.  There are people who have faced bills of many thousands which, as most us know, would require a leak serious enough to swamp your home or a las-vegas-style water feature running at full bore in a tornado. The utility is a monopoly and hey? pay them first while they offer endless reasons why the problem isn't on their end......It's disgusting

as for tiny pools - some people don't want in-ground pools for varying reasons - quite a few are perfectly content to have an outdoor bathtub that isn't permanent.

as for WV? Any company that creates an environmental disaster that interrupts entire towns should not be afforded the protection of bankruptcy. Much as individuals sign an agreement of debt, these companies need to understand in the event of a f**kup they will be hounded with less mercy than a student with a late loan payment.  Don't have it? Too bad - and, like regular folk with bad credit, these companies (or, rather the individuals w/i them) should be denied the "good score" required to "borrow more" (open another company) without serious penalties and very tight operating perameters.

I know - never happen
2014-02-09 10:38:29 AM  
1 vote:

Krab: Mister Peejay: EvilEgg: Maybe this will learn those inbred hicks that sometimes the Government is on your side.

I can sort of understand why a lot of these places are so anti-government, given that they keep voting in self-serving a-holes who are clearly anti-populace...

This is West Virgina. Look at the make up of their state government. I5 has been a Democrat majority flr close to 100 years. They are not anti government.


And if they are like Kentucky Democrats they aren't Democrats either.
2014-02-09 10:26:23 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Private company simply trying to maximize profits for their stockholders. Nothing to see here.


Being a public utility, their profits are pretty much controlled by a state public service commission that dictates what rates they may charge based upon said profits.  TMYK.
2014-02-09 10:23:37 AM  
1 vote:

phrawgh: austin_millbarge: It's Ok the free market will come along any second and punish them for their misdeeds, right?

Of course. But if we over tax and/or over regulate these water companies, I fear they will relocate to India.


Bhopal perhaps?
2014-02-09 09:46:42 AM  
1 vote:

Bhags: Just 2 things, that as  I see it are fairly common sense and fair.

1. I see no reason for a company to raise its rates to compensate for situations like this. If the company is making a profit then they should be shouldering their own responsibility and not foisting off on the public...the customers that they serve. I realize that this is never going to happen, but this is how it should be. Can you imagine going in to your work tomorrow with a broken arm and telling your boss that he'll need to give you a raise to compensate for your medical costs? Oh, you have insurance through your work that actually already pays your medical expenses? Maybe not the best analogy but you can get my point on this.

2. Water may not be a constitutional right, but you don't necessarily need to get your water from the water company. You ARE free to go to the local river/creek/lake/pond and scoop up as many buckets as you can haul away. You're also free to process, filter and purify that water to make it usable too. What you're paying for is the convenience of having the water delivered to your home in a usable condition. Which is where things are breaking down here. service is being paid for, but not delivered.


Without even looking at your profile, I can tell you don't ,live in a Western state. TFA is about West Virginia so yeah, there you probably can secure water in the way you describe, but that isn't true for a fairly decent chunk of the country.
2014-02-09 09:39:03 AM  
1 vote:
Just 2 things, that as  I see it are fairly common sense and fair.

1. I see no reason for a company to raise its rates to compensate for situations like this. If the company is making a profit then they should be shouldering their own responsibility and not foisting off on the public...the customers that they serve. I realize that this is never going to happen, but this is how it should be. Can you imagine going in to your work tomorrow with a broken arm and telling your boss that he'll need to give you a raise to compensate for your medical costs? Oh, you have insurance through your work that actually already pays your medical expenses? Maybe not the best analogy but you can get my point on this.

2. Water may not be a constitutional right, but you don't necessarily need to get your water from the water company. You ARE free to go to the local river/creek/lake/pond and scoop up as many buckets as you can haul away. You're also free to process, filter and purify that water to make it usable too. What you're paying for is the convenience of having the water delivered to your home in a usable condition. Which is where things are breaking down here. service is being paid for, but not delivered.
2014-02-09 09:36:25 AM  
1 vote:
You should try arguing with a government water system that your meter reading is wrong.

Here in Atlanta people had to go to the local news stations and have a second meter put inside the house after a plumber said there weren't any outside leaks that showed a discrepancy to even begin to have the water company listen.

I even went to the water company with brown tap water in a Tupperware container and got the 'it has some turbidity in it but it is safe according to our tests' line.

Not to mention a major water main leak that ran for years in the middle of a drought that they blamed on a spring. Apparently springs spontaneously show up during droughts.
2014-02-09 09:08:08 AM  
1 vote:

Cheviot: Alonjar: What people don't seem to realize is that you have to pay for this anyhow, money doesnt just magically appear from nowhere. Whether you pay it now on your water bill, or the water company raises your rates next cycle to make up for the loss, it WILL come out of your own pocket... Because it has to come from somewhere, and the only place a water company gets its money, is from you.

No. The loss is caused by Freedom Industries. They must pay. Why would the people pay for damages caused by Freedom Industries?


IIRC, Freedom Industries filed for bankruptcy, so they won't have to pay anything.

Y'know, I bet some of the writers of the previous century would have a field day with this sort of thing.  Shame that nobody really reads books anymore.  Maybe if Upton Sinclair wrote for a reality TV show...
2014-02-09 08:59:59 AM  
1 vote:

SwiftFox: Lee Jackson Beauregard: the_cnidarian: Water is not a constitutionally protected right.

#include <amendment-ix.h>

The Ninth Amendment doesn't grant or confer any rights. It simply notes that some other unspecified rights besides those noted in the constitution might exist.


Is that what the courts believe? If so, I can see why they would take that position, but it's obviously not why the amendment was originally included. The folks who made the Bill of Rights were scared that by enumerating some rights, future governments might interpret that to mean that those were the only rights protected and thus the only ones they needed to take seriously. The Ninth was included as an explicit guard against that. Those folks believed that other rights almost certainly existed and those rights obviously should be protected whether or not they were in the Constitution because they were, well, "rights."
2014-02-09 08:55:30 AM  
1 vote:

flynn80: Alonjar: What people don't seem to realize is that you have to pay for this anyhow, money doesnt just magically appear from nowhere. Whether you pay it now on your water bill, or the water company raises your rates next cycle to make up for the loss, it WILL come out of your own pocket... Because it has to come from somewhere, and the only place a water company gets its money, is from you.

So.. How about people stop being a nation of retarded sheep requiring that the powers that be pull the wool over your eyes and play numbers games to hide these truths from you, and you just accept that the situation sucks and move forward?

You have no other option.

Without an Auditing of the Federal Reserve the money IS coming from nowhere and being sold as a debt with interest placing the populous in perpetual debt slavery because there is never enough physical money in the system to pay the debt.  The other option is a public utility free from interest but then the Powers that be can't take a mafia like cut of all the action, which why every individual or nation that tries to do that gets executed, assassinated, or invaded, even though it should be the other way around.  Any Nation that is running a central banking scam should be destroyed and they sell out leaders tarred and feathered.


Oh, dear. You drank the polluted water, didn't you?
2014-02-09 08:54:23 AM  
1 vote:
flynn80:
Without an Auditing of the Federal Reserve the money IS coming from nowhere and being sold as a debt with interest placing the populous in perpetual debt slavery because there is never enough physical money in the system to pay the debt.

(stoppedreadingthere.jpg)

There is no such thing as physical money.  There never was.  All of the traditional forms of money only had value that was given them by the people who used it as money, whether it is chunks of metal or slips of cotton and linen with stuff printed on it or bits of data moving around when you swipe a piece of plastic.  It is all artificial.
2014-02-09 08:10:40 AM  
1 vote:

simkatu: a_room_with_a_moose: There may be something to this. My neighbor and best friend had his last bill say that he used 3600 gallons in Jan. He didn't use that much in May when he filled his swimming pool. And this is with he and his wife not using the water for anything save flushing the toilet.

/his normal Jan. usage - around 900-1000 gallons
//me, I'm on a well... one of the few times I've been glad of that
///obligate third slashie

Your neighbors sound smelly.


No, just older with no kids and both travel for work.

You sound wasteful.

When I was on city water and lived alone, I frequently had months where I didn't hit the charge figure of 500 gal. per month and had to still pay for it (they charge you for a minimum amount, whether you have used it or not).

Not all of us use fresh water as if it grows on trees year round.
2014-02-09 07:50:43 AM  
1 vote:

EvilEgg: Maybe this will learn those inbred hicks that sometimes the Government is on your side.


I can sort of understand why a lot of these places are so anti-government, given that they keep voting in self-serving a-holes who are clearly anti-populace...
2014-02-09 07:47:29 AM  
1 vote:

Bungles: You have to let the natural crazies free market take care of it. Mass mail-out the home address and schedules of the company directors and their families to everyone in the state.

The system of releasing dangerously unhinged people into the community since the 80s will take care of the problem.


Pretty soon it won't be just the dangerously unhinged taking care of these problems.
2014-02-09 07:40:23 AM  
1 vote:

ReverendJasen: Likwit: You fark anti-capitalist people are so stupid it hurts.

Go ahead. Tell me how this is in any way the fault of free market capitalism.

You don't even get the joke, and yet call everyone else stupid.  They're snarking on the fact that the "free market will fix everything!" is touted about as gospel and the reason to privatize *everything*, yet this is a prime example of where privatization cannot be helped by the awe inspiring powers of the free market and hurts the public as a result.

You can call me a dirty socialist, but some basic necessities of life should be administered by a civic branch of the government, and not a profit-driven corporation who doesn't give two shiats about the welfare of its customers because it has a de facto monopoly, and the public has no recourse other than to bend over and keep paying.


Speaking of that, what the hell happened to things like the Anti-Combine Act and whatnot?

Oh wait, the laws are still on the books but the jobs and departments that were to regulate, prosecute and enforce them were cut/downsized. Because reasons.

Cripes, the freaking Romans had a Weights and Measures Enforcement department, two thousand years ago. They could execute people, and did.
2014-02-09 07:08:32 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-02-09 04:23:44 AM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
Approves.


/obscure?
2014-02-09 04:00:16 AM  
1 vote:

gozar_the_destroyer: The credits have obviously not been given, which is a huge mistake by the water company. However, I have to wonder if the contamination damaged the meters or caused misreadings on them. Considering that they were engineered to work only with city water and the spill had mystery ingredients, I would bet that every meter is farked and they used the previous year's reading (as they are required to by regulations if the meter breaks) to set the bills.

The company should just eat the cost and got to court against the polluter to recover the lost revenue and damaged meter replacement costs. Make it very public when they do it and drum up public support.


Any fluid flowing through the valve turns turns the meter at the same rate.

Although you could argue that the liquid measusred is not 100% water so it should not be charged at that rate.
2014-02-09 03:51:35 AM  
1 vote:
The credits have obviously not been given, which is a huge mistake by the water company. However, I have to wonder if the contamination damaged the meters or caused misreadings on them. Considering that they were engineered to work only with city water and the spill had mystery ingredients, I would bet that every meter is farked and they used the previous year's reading (as they are required to by regulations if the meter breaks) to set the bills.

The company should just eat the cost and got to court against the polluter to recover the lost revenue and damaged meter replacement costs. Make it very public when they do it and drum up public support.
2014-02-09 03:45:23 AM  
1 vote:

LockeOak: The water company may or may not be assholes, but people are getting worked up over not getting account credits for 1,000 gallons? National average cost for 1,000 gallons is two dollars. Who gives a damn?

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Lol, I almost repsponded, then I checked your bio.


2/10
/you could've done better
2014-02-09 03:40:30 AM  
1 vote:
Water is not a constitutionally protected right.
2014-02-09 03:16:47 AM  
1 vote:
West Virginia's motto:  Rendering water undrinkable is job number one!

Don't worry. Other states can keep up with fracking and tarsands and shale oil extraction. Coal is not king in Alberta, after all. Why should it be in the Bakken oil shales?
2014-02-09 03:13:30 AM  
1 vote:
The customers should just switch to a better water company.
2014-02-09 02:56:12 AM  
1 vote:
Revolution's in five, boys. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
2014-02-09 02:51:38 AM  
1 vote:
No, the company is right...

This is probably Obama's fault, and the fault of other Lieburuls.
2014-02-09 02:47:36 AM  
1 vote:
HABABABABABA-IF THE PRIVATIZED WATER COMPANY HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO HIRE CHILDREN TO DO THE WORK FOR 0.20/HR THIS WOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM-HABABABABABABARRRRROOOOOOOO
2014-02-09 12:19:36 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Private company simply trying to maximize profits for their stockholders. Nothing to see here.


Why are people upset with the free market solutions?
 
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  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

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