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Pinckney Held in Michigan in Violation of Article 48 of the Geneva Convention

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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: ipsedixit

Water is not a 'human' right.



Only in America can a gun be considered a 'human' right yet water not.





OTOH, one is expected to buy their own gun, not have it provided for them at other's expense. Having a right to something does not obligate your fellow citizens to supply it to you--otherwise, where is my free computer? I use it to express my right to free speech.




posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

That would be a yes. Benton harbor was so hard headed they wouldn't bill people then when the water treatment plant kept failing test the government ordered it repaired and they still didn't start billing people. Now and outside contractor was hired for the billing and such and the price of water has doubled because of extremely poor management.




posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: mikell

It breaks my heart to see once great cities begin the fail, while some people's pockets got lined.

Then, when TSHTF, it's the poor who suffer, and we citizens have to pay for the corruption of others.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 09:27 AM
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originally posted by: NavyDoc
OTOH, one is expected to buy their own gun, not have it provided for them at other's expense. Having a right to something does not obligate your fellow citizens to supply it to you--otherwise, where is my free computer? I use it to express my right to free speech.
You are of course correct, and while I disagree with the restrictive laws regarding firearm ownership in the UK, I absolutely support the legislation which prohibits water companies from disconnecting supply because of unpaid charges.
It would also appear that such a stance does not adversly affect the aspirations of a capitalist society either, the 19 water companies in the UK still managed to make a combined profit of £2.05billion in 2013.
Socialist nanny state allowing it's citizens to have clean water pumped to their homes when they can't pay for it, I wonder what stupid redski politician thought of such an anti-capitalist policy? [/sarcasm]



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