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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 5:44:35 PM  
51 votes:
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 5:40:47 PM  
20 votes:
You never really know how rough it is living without running water until you experience it.
 
2021-03-05 6:00:02 PM  
19 votes:

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 5:52:31 PM  
17 votes:

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 5:55:02 PM  
15 votes:

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 6:28:36 PM  
14 votes:

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 5:49:46 PM  
12 votes:

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 6:30:00 PM  
11 votes:

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


fits farks favorite narrative
 
2021-03-05 10:21:48 PM  
9 votes:
If they are 80% of the population then it would stand to reason that they elected the people in charge.
 
2021-03-05 9:31:53 PM  
9 votes:

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.


Jesus H Christ, you're human garbage.
 
2021-03-05 7:05:23 PM  
9 votes:

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 6:40:55 PM  
9 votes:

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 6:37:08 PM  
9 votes:

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 4:40:44 PM  
9 votes:
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 6:32:38 PM  
8 votes:

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 6:27:39 PM  
8 votes:

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 6:24:10 PM  
8 votes:
How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?
 
2021-03-05 4:27:47 PM  
8 votes:
You submitted this two weeks ago
 
2021-03-05 4:29:44 PM  
7 votes:
I was told Jackson was hotter than a pepper sprout.
 
2021-03-05 10:58:13 PM  
6 votes:
AdmirableSnackbar: Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?

Grampa Joe doesn't know what day it is.
 
2021-03-05 9:10:53 PM  
6 votes:

gameshowhost: Why post this on Main Tab, where 3/4 of this site's white nationalists hang out and can barely control themselves from typing "NNNNNNNI**ERRRR!@!!"...?

/y'all mental midgets can't handle the pol tab


The Pol tab is the motherlode of irrationale.
 
2021-03-05 7:03:43 PM  
6 votes:
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 6:54:14 PM  
6 votes:

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 6:37:45 PM  
6 votes:

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 5:35:21 PM  
6 votes:

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


Only if you get married in a fever.
 
2021-03-05 6:53:25 PM  
5 votes:
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 6:36:16 PM  
5 votes:
Hurr durr blah people and white people in different places both lost water so systemic racism doesn't exist
 
2021-03-05 6:12:28 PM  
5 votes:

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 5:51:11 PM  
5 votes:
Damn that storm for racial discrimination!
 
2021-03-05 11:26:04 PM  
4 votes:
I'm pretty sure every city's pipes are aging.
 
2021-03-05 9:41:47 PM  
4 votes:

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.


Blah blah blah WEATHER IS RACIST! SNOW IS WHITE THEREFORE THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS ARE WHITE SUPREMACIST CONSPIRACIES!!
 
2021-03-05 8:46:57 PM  
4 votes:

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'...


All jokes and snark aside, the race of the poor people living atop 100-year old pipes is irrelevant. It will cost the same amount of money to replace them, and the same archaic policies put them there and kept them there to begin with.

This is just pure governmental neglect, coupled with social indifference. Don't pretend that a POOR white neighborhood would have had its pipes replaced by now; the operative adjective here is poor, not white.

The difference is that white people would blame the blacks for nonexistent welfare taking money away from fixing the pipes, that's all.
 
2021-03-05 8:01:11 PM  
4 votes:

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 7:40:52 PM  
4 votes:

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 6:44:30 PM  
4 votes:

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 6:38:31 PM  
4 votes:

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 5:52:58 PM  
4 votes:

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.
 
2021-03-06 7:55:52 AM  
3 votes:
Oh look, another race baiting thread on Fark. Did Drew's pool boy ask for a raise or something?
 
2021-03-05 7:13:34 PM  
3 votes:

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 6:32:50 PM  
3 votes:
At least the police force has tanks.
 
2021-03-06 1:52:37 PM  
2 votes:

PunGent: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: If they are 80% of the population then it would stand to reason that they elected the people in charge.

Sure, if you don't understand how state-wide financing differs from local financing, which can divert tax money from poor towns to wealthier ones.

You that dumb?  Because you're posting like you're that dumb...


This is the state capital dumbass.
 
2021-03-06 1:48:55 AM  
2 votes:

brantgoose: 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.


HI!

I've worked Grand Gulf multiple times as radiation safety AND I've worked in radioactive waste, specifically the disposal of radioactive waste along with some hazmat waste!

Would you like all the ways you're an uninformed, misinformed twit list alphabetically or just in the general order they annoy the piss out of me? Because I guarantee you bro, I know more about the processing and handling and disposal of radioactive waste than you do!

/it's called Cradle to Grave boyo
 
2021-03-05 10:21:07 PM  
2 votes:
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Good job, revolutionary mayor.
 
2021-03-05 8:42:23 PM  
2 votes:
Did the residents habitually vote?
No?
Well, enjoy walking out to your outhouse
 
2021-03-05 8:09:52 PM  
2 votes:

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 6:50:24 PM  
2 votes:

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 6:05:57 PM  
2 votes:
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 4:45:53 PM  
2 votes:
Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?
 
2021-03-06 7:52:05 AM  
1 vote:

J_Kushner: Did the residents habitually vote?
No?
Well, enjoy walking out to your outhouse


Did you know that voter supression is an actual real thing?

Especially in Mississippi where the most violent & deadly state-sponsored torture was used on people who tried to vote while black during the 1960s.  What happened to Fannie Lou Hamer when she attempted to register to vote?

Do you think that Mississippi would elect a senator like Cindy-Hyde-I-like-public-hangings-Smit​h without voter supression?
 
2021-03-06 7:15:25 AM  
1 vote:

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: If they are 80% of the population then it would stand to reason that they elected the people in charge.


Sure, if you don't understand how state-wide financing differs from local financing, which can divert tax money from poor towns to wealthier ones.

You that dumb?  Because you're posting like you're that dumb...
 
2021-03-06 7:13:00 AM  
1 vote:

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

Grampa Joe doesn't know what day it is.


He could be in a full-on coma, and he'd still be a better POTUS than your boy Donny.
 
2021-03-06 7:10:15 AM  
1 vote:

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


Read The Color Of Law.

Sometimes, correlation IS causation.
 
2021-03-06 12:26:52 AM  
1 vote:

monsatano: Hurr durr blah people and white people in different places both lost water so systemic racism doesn't exist


Or they can just agree to hate Mexicans instead
 
2021-03-05 9:58:55 PM  
1 vote:

twocent: 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".


He figured it out. Now all the black people know why they can never find their car keys.
 
2021-03-05 8:55:16 PM  
1 vote:
Why post this on Main Tab, where 3/4 of this site's white nationalists hang out and can barely control themselves from typing "NNNNNNNI**ERRRR!@!!"...?

/y'all mental midgets can't handle the pol tab
 
2021-03-05 7:37:58 PM  
1 vote:
Say what you will but I guarantee you Mayor Lumumba is doing all he can for his city.
 
2021-03-05 7:05:29 PM  
1 vote:
I bet White people are to blame for this.
 
2021-03-05 6:46:56 PM  
1 vote:

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 6:43:51 PM  
1 vote:

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 6:29:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 5:25:29 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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