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(Guardian)   "In Jackson, where 80% of residents are Black, the cold led to breakages in the city's ageing pipes, leaving thousands of its residents without running water"   (amp.theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-03-05 4:27:47 PM  
You submitted this two weeks ago
 
2021-03-05 4:29:44 PM  
I was told Jackson was hotter than a pepper sprout.
 
2021-03-05 4:40:44 PM  
Well, this is obvious -- towns with high black populations face more adverse effects from socioeconomic and climate-related problems, to say nothing of Covid.

CAUSATION!

/s
 
2021-03-05 4:45:53 PM  
Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?
 
2021-03-05 5:25:29 PM  
So they are not that much worse-off than before. Their water was probably toxic to start with, and has only become more so when giant multinationals put their nuclear power plants, the Secretly dumped Hazardous Material, and their garbage dumps right next the poorest of the poor.

Can you say Superfund? Just another way being poor is very expensive. I might add the police and the military. Neither of those is for "People Like Us". They are what stands between People Like Us and the poors and muddled classes.
 
2021-03-05 5:33:12 PM  
Aren't I brilliant? I am a Super Genius at Donald Trump jokes. Too bad it's too late to make it pay.
 
2021-03-05 5:35:21 PM  

vudukungfu: I was told Jackson was hotter than a pepper sprout.


Only if you get married in a fever.
 
2021-03-05 5:40:47 PM  
You never really know how rough it is living without running water until you experience it.
 
2021-03-05 5:40:53 PM  
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Have they tried not being black?
 
2021-03-05 5:44:35 PM  
Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?
 
2021-03-05 5:49:46 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?


I don't understand the hatred of fellow Americans who are struggling just to get by. Now the wealthy and their pet politicians? That is where the hatred and anger should be pointed.
 
2021-03-05 5:51:11 PM  
Damn that storm for racial discrimination!
 
2021-03-05 5:52:31 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?


False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.
 
2021-03-05 5:52:58 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?


The Farkiverse.
 
2021-03-05 5:55:02 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?


That was put really well.   My children are all black and the only racism they are exposed to is the constant anti-white racism they experience from all the different forms of media and teachers.   Its hard to explain to your own kids that your not the white devil and my parents were born in Norway so yeah.
 
2021-03-05 6:00:02 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.


Well, you sure typed some words.
 
2021-03-05 6:05:57 PM  
And it's still a problem you could fix if the nation addressed the pay disparities by race. Poorer folks buy older houses, which then have more problems with aging infrastructure.
 
2021-03-05 6:10:55 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?


He's gonna' snowball Jackson.....

or maybe that was Hunter?
 
2021-03-05 6:12:28 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?


I don't know.
I have been enjoying not having to pay attention to everything the President does every minute of every day because it could kill us all in a blinding flash of light and heat.
 
2021-03-05 6:24:10 PM  
How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?
 
2021-03-05 6:27:39 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.


You overestimate the agency of poor whites and underestimate the agency of poor blacks.

While they may have different advantages and disadvantages, they are not that different. One may be somewhat less likely to get gang beaten by cops, the other is more likely to have their plight picked up by national media and viewed more sympathetically.
 
2021-03-05 6:28:36 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.


Wouldn't a predominantly black city have predominantly black voters?
 
2021-03-05 6:29:00 PM  
It's a well known fact that pipes deteriorate much more quickly in the presence of melanin. Have they tired dealing with that problem first before blaming anyone else?

A 2020 report card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a D+ grade, noting decaying systems across roads, energy, solid waste and a host of other essential services. On its drinking water systems, the report noted some were losing as much as 50% of treated water due to breakages and that certain systems were still dependent on pipes laid in the 1920s. "Many of these networks have aged past their useful life span," the report notes.

Sorry, we'd love to deal with these issues, but we'll need to pass another tax cut for the wealthy first.
 
2021-03-05 6:30:00 PM  

Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?


fits farks favorite narrative
 
2021-03-05 6:32:38 PM  

Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?


It seems to have a clear impact on the willingness of governments to replace aging infrastructure.
 
2021-03-05 6:32:50 PM  
At least the police force has tanks.
 
2021-03-05 6:36:16 PM  
Hurr durr blah people and white people in different places both lost water so systemic racism doesn't exist
 
2021-03-05 6:37:08 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.


Yet the areas in Texas most effected were poor and minority but fark can't spank their collective hate boner to that.
 
2021-03-05 6:37:45 PM  

Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?


Because white folks don't want to spend money to update it.
 
2021-03-05 6:38:31 PM  

Somaticasual: And it's still a problem you could fix if the nation addressed the pay disparities by race. Poorer folks buy older houses, which then have more problems with aging infrastructure.


Poorer people come in all colors.   Shait Happens..  to everyone, at some point.
 
2021-03-05 6:40:55 PM  

Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?


It doesn't..  some folks just love to flash the race card and fan the flame.  SMH
 
2021-03-05 6:43:50 PM  

hissatsu: It's a well known fact that pipes deteriorate much more quickly in the presence of melanin. Have they tired dealing with that problem first before blaming anyone else?

A 2020 report card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a D+ grade, noting decaying systems across roads, energy, solid waste and a host of other essential services. On its drinking water systems, the report noted some were losing as much as 50% of treated water due to breakages and that certain systems were still dependent on pipes laid in the 1920s. "Many of these networks have aged past their useful life span," the report notes.

Sorry, we'd love to deal with these issues, but we'll need to pass another tax cut for the wealthy first.


You can get one now !
 
2021-03-05 6:43:51 PM  

cretinbob: AdmirableSnackbar: Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?

I don't know.
I have been enjoying not having to pay attention to everything the President does every minute of every day because it could kill us all in a blinding flash of light and heat.


I honestly cannot tell if this is sarcasm. Awesome.
 
2021-03-05 6:44:30 PM  

OlderGuy: Somaticasual: And it's still a problem you could fix if the nation addressed the pay disparities by race. Poorer folks buy older houses, which then have more problems with aging infrastructure.

Poorer people come in all colors.   Shait Happens..  to everyone, at some point.


I'll never dispute that as a generality, but our society has been specifically slanted against folks of color since our country's inception. Really, the only disparity worse is probably by gender...
 
2021-03-05 6:46:56 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?

It seems to have a clear impact on the willingness of governments to replace aging infrastructure.


Might have more to do with money available.. or not... just sayin'...
 
2021-03-05 6:50:24 PM  

OlderGuy: WalkingSedgwick: Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?

It seems to have a clear impact on the willingness of governments to replace aging infrastructure.

Might have more to do with money available.. or not... just sayin'...


white side of town water pipes are just 90% cheaper dont cha know
 
2021-03-05 6:53:25 PM  
Oooooo, looky here.

"Jackson is far from unique, as Texas's widespread power outages last month revealed, but with systems across the US faltering under the climate crisis, experts predict these catastrophic events are likely to become more and more frequent."

Only 15 paragraphs in.
 
2021-03-05 6:54:14 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.


Welp, there it is...,
 
2021-03-05 6:55:58 PM  

oopsboom: OlderGuy: WalkingSedgwick: Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?

It seems to have a clear impact on the willingness of governments to replace aging infrastructure.

Might have more to do with money available.. or not... just sayin'...

white side of town water pipes are just 90% cheaper dont cha know


I have both black and white water pipes.  Look to the cookie.
 
2021-03-05 7:00:57 PM  

oopsboom: OlderGuy: WalkingSedgwick: Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?

It seems to have a clear impact on the willingness of governments to replace aging infrastructure.

Might have more to do with money available.. or not... just sayin'...

white side of town water pipes are just 90% cheaper dont cha know


They don't have to peel off the layers of lead on the roads there.....
 
2021-03-05 7:03:43 PM  
It is well known that Mississippi state government has been doing whatever it can to choke it's own capital city to death, because Jackson had the temerity to elect a mayor named Chokwe Antar Lumumba, who happens not to be melanin-impaired.
 
2021-03-05 7:05:23 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.

Yet the areas in Texas most effected were poor and minority but fark can't spank their collective hate boner to that.


Wonder where the fark you got that stat. Our entire subdivision, brand new, nearly 600 homes, without water for nearly 2 weeks.  But yeah, you go on quoting.
And the idea that somehow certain areas are left out because its mostly minority is just a poor attempt at trying to prove something that doesn't majorly exist. I'm sure there are instances where a community (like ours) is left without power or water for an extended period of time but I sure has hell never thought it was because some random person at the MUD district thought, "fark those guys, they all black, we ain't turning their water on." 
Seriously, it's like people WANT racism to exist in every single farking person.
 
2021-03-05 7:05:29 PM  
I bet White people are to blame for this.
 
2021-03-05 7:13:34 PM  

hotmoonsauce: Harry Wagstaff: WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.

Yet the areas in Texas most effected were poor and minority but fark can't spank their collective hate boner to that.

Wonder where the fark you got that stat. Our entire subdivision, brand new, nearly 600 homes, without water for nearly 2 weeks.  But yeah, you go on quoting.
And the idea that somehow certain areas are left out because its mostly minority is just a poor attempt at trying to prove something that doesn't majorly exist. I'm sure there are instances where a community (like ours) is left without power or water for an extended period of time but I sure has hell never thought it was because some random person at the MUD district thought, "fark those guys, they all black, we ain't turning their water on." 
Seriously, it's like people WANT racism to exist in every single farking person.


Watching the news and seeing Cadillac Heights completely in the dark while downtown Dallas was lit up like the 4th of July. Talking to friends that are educators in largely minority areas.  Noting that areas like Highland Parks didn't suffer a second of downtime.
 
2021-03-05 7:14:04 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: cretinbob: AdmirableSnackbar: Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?

I don't know.
I have been enjoying not having to pay attention to everything the President does every minute of every day because it could kill us all in a blinding flash of light and heat.

I honestly cannot tell if this is sarcasm. Awesome.


It's really true.
 
2021-03-05 7:37:58 PM  
Say what you will but I guarantee you Mayor Lumumba is doing all he can for his city.
 
2021-03-05 7:40:52 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

I don't understand the hatred of fellow Americans who are struggling just to get by. Now the wealthy and their pet politicians? That is where the hatred and anger should be pointed.


Which is why so much effort is spent distracting people from this truth.

/People who are outraged or are rallying around a banner don't think sensibly. It's an industry.
 
2021-03-05 8:01:11 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?

It seems to have a clear impact on the willingness of governments to replace aging infrastructure.


Please tell me that you're a Chineese or Russian troll that doesn't understand the concept of representative governments.
 
2021-03-05 8:09:52 PM  

Mellotiger: Say what you will but I guarantee you Mayor Lumumba is doing all he can for his city.


Jackson is a Democratic city, and Lumumba ran and won as a radical progressive activist. The entrenched powers would have tried to crush the city no matter what color the guy was.  Mississippi is what Gaslit Nation calls a "hostage state".
 
2021-03-05 8:42:23 PM  
Did the residents habitually vote?
No?
Well, enjoy walking out to your outhouse
 
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