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WHY Baltimore Is a Rat Infested Mess

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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:32 PM
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Regardless of what anyone thinks of the recent Twitter storm between President Trump and Rep. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore is indeed a rat infested mess and it's time someone takes a look at why it doesn't appear to be improving.

During my research, it appears as though "Norway Rats" made their way to North America from Southeast Asia aboard ships. Baltimore, in particular, has had a rat problem for over 70 years. Rats have the ability to chew through homes, wires, and even steel. In 1942, the United States spent $200 million alone on damages caused by rats.

More detailed information on rat research can be found here...

Crawling Around with Baltimore Street Rats, November 18, 2009

www.smithsonianmag.com...

The fact that there hasn't been much improvement over the years should tell us one thing, throwing federal money at Baltimore isn't helping very much. Using money to improve Baltimore's infrastructure and housing isn't going to do anyone much good if the rats are just going to chew through it. Would focusing money elsewhere help?

Well, it looks like money has been thrown right and left to help Baltimore's trash problem as a means to cut down the number of rats, but is it really helping?

Baltimore's Perpetual Trash Problem, April 11, 2019

www.baltimoresun.com...

According to the article, it appears that Baltimore has tried a number of different ways/ideas to help curb this problem...


Decades of tactics have been tried to beat it. William Donald Schaefer’s Trashball campaign urged people to ball up their debris and toss it into a receptacle like a two-point shot. Kurt L. Schmoke banked on people idolizing Cal Ripken Jr. enough to convince them to pick up after themselves as part of his “It’s Your Baltimore. Don’t Trash It!” initiative, while Sheila Dixon tried to disgust people into doing better with photos of rats. Her “Cleaner, Greener Baltimore Initiative”also included adding hundreds of trash cans around the city and reducing trash pickup to focus more on recycling. Then there was Martin O’Malley, who made a big splash showing up to neighborhoods like a rock star clad in a jumpsuit and hanging from the back of a trash truck as part of an eight-day clean-up tour early in his administration.

Yet, here we are again in a mess of a city. Food containers, balled up clothes, paper, banana peels, plastic bags and tons of other pieces of litter line the shoulders of roads, pile up in alleys and are strewn across fields and yards.


According to the author of this article, there's only one last ditch solution that's going to help...


But a cultural shift in the city needs to take place if Baltimore is to become home to clean streets and alleys. A change where people say it’s not OK to throw that hamburger wrapper out of my window because I have pride in my city. Those who don’t live in the city need to think about how they’d feel if somebody threw trash in their backyard as if it were the community landfill. To put it simply, too many people need a lesson in basic decency.


To make matters worse, the drug criminals in Baltimore are hindering the process of cleaning up trash...


The city’s crime problem makes it hard to keep some neighborhoods clean, he said, noting that criminals don’t like “clean spaces.” They need trash piles to hide drug stashes or debris-cluttered alleys to make it difficult for police to chase them. John F. Chalmers, head of the city’s Bureau of Solid Waste, said sanitation workers will clean up trash piles only to have dealers dirty them up again. Some will threaten city employees who try to tidy up. So whatever Mr. Young has in mind, it seems solutions for the trash and crime problems will go hand-in-hand.


All of the Democratic candidates running for president can tell us all day long that we just need to throw more money at Baltimore, but where? Is everyone going to tell us that we need to educate these people on drugs, cleanliness, or decency? Do we really think that's going to work? How much has it proven to work in the past?

Baltimore can't seem to manage it's drug war either...

The Drug War in Baltimore: The Failure of the “Kingpin” Strategy in Charm City

themetropole.blog...

When Baltimore tried to focus on imprisoning drug "kingpins", the kingpins managed to turn their businesses over to children to the point where the children of Baltimore were being referred to as TYRANTS!

It doesn't help that the City of Baltimore has lost a third of their population over the last two decades resulting in lower tax revenue to help pay for all of their problems. Many of the citizen gave up and left.

We're living in a society that's out of control and I don't think any amount of money is going to fix it before it destroys itself.

Baltimore is not alone. Washington DC ranked higher in rat infestations than Baltimore in 2018. The Norway Rats aren't the only ones occupying DC.




posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:38 PM
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I know the answer: meth rats! Like some places have trained meth squirrels or methagators. Boston needs drug addicted street rats. If the drug dealers are stashing their drugs in the trash and the trash attracts the rats, you addict the rats to go after the stashed drugs. That creates incentive in the dealers and gangs to clean up the streets to reduce the rats to save their bottom line.

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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: Deetermined

Hmmmm....NOPE

Not all cities in America are S#holes, just some.
BAD DNC MANAGEMENT.

Money does help, if it does not get mostly stolen, as the case for Baltimore.

To cure the rat problem, cleanup the city, run more intensive garbage collection, cancel ALL libtarded "compost"/recycling programs ( buffets for rats), use INCINERATORS for garbage, introduce widespread use of warfarin and enable and encourage citizen to KILL RATS by any means necessary ( and f*ck PETA and ignore their hissy fits- if PETA #disturbs, throw the f*kers in JAIL).

Abandon libtard ideology and most problems will disappear.
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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:44 PM
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Deport the rats back to where they came! Problem solved 👌.
On a serious note, if people don’t give a damn that’s what they get. Clean people have clean living spaces, dirty people have dirty ones. If the average person in Baltimore doesn’t give a damn about their city why should anyone else?

a reply to: Deetermined


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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:48 PM
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It would be a lot easier to narrow down just what would be best to spend money on if we could see what the money is being spent on...however they didnt actually keep track of where they spent grant money...as in no accounting for it. So your guess is as good as mine...its entirely possible it was spent on inflated contracts to friends of the purse holders...no way to know now. But they have recieved in excess of 16b just last year.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:50 PM
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Where did the $15.7B in federal grants to Cummings' district go?

Did the rats eat it?



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: Athetos

Personally I think all those billions should go to education...with weight placed on the lower grades first. After a few generations you would probably see a change. Nothing is going to fix things quickly. For the short term however you could impose stiff fines on littering like some states in the SW put on tossing out cigarette butts...if I remember right NM fines 500$ and since the fine is so high the cops actually enforce it to get that money.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: M5xaz


To cure the rat problem, cleanup the city, run more intensive garbage collection, cancel ALL libtarded "compost"/recycling programs ( buffets for rats), use INCINERATORS for garbage, introduce widespread use of warfarin and enable and encourage citizen to KILL RATS by any means necessary ( and f*ck PETA and ignore their hissy fits- if PETA #disturbs, throw the f*kers in JAIL).


Based on the articles attached, some of those solutions have already been tried and failed. They've even had to encourage citizens to stop trying to grow their own gardens, keep all pet foods indoors and in sealed containers, and show them how to kill rats themselves. Some chemicals that they have used and have proven to kill the rats in large quantities have also killed pets and made some children sick.

In the meanwhile, it would be nice to know where all of that federal money they have been given was used along with a report on the results.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Deetermined



We're living in a society that's out of control and I don't think any amount of money is going to fix it before it destroys itself.


That pretty much sums it up! When you talk about the problems in Baltimore, you're talking about their lousy attitudes and the drug culture they live in.

But of course the Democrat answer is to throw more money at the problem; money that eventually ends up in the hands of their "Contractors", i.e. people who set up foundations to build soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Except what happens is they set up a "store front" and pocket the money, stashing into their freezers in their newly purchased homes in the Hamptons.

But here's the real question.
Who gives a crap? Afraid someone's going to kidnap you and drop you naked into downtown Baltimore? Cities have always been drug infested, crime ridden pits of danger and despair. There's no changing that!



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:57 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Where did the $15.7B in federal grants to Cummings' district go?

Did the rats eat it?


No but they put it in their pockets before they blew it.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: RickyD


Personally I think all those billions should go to education...with weight placed on the lower grades first.


Education in what exactly? General education? Do they need specific focused education?



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: RickyD




Nothing is going to fix things quickly.

No doubt about that.
If anything ever gets fixed at all.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: Deetermined

Yes actually general education...most people that turn to crime as a lifestyle tend to be very poorly educated as do a lot of folks living in slum conditions...education in that culture tends to be looked down on and isn't cool...so you get more ignorant people by the generation...and we gotta be 3-4 generations in now.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:08 PM
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This is all a matter of perspective.

I'm on another forum(it's actually a forum for rats, where they discuss political issues).

Over there, according to them, baltimore is infested with humans. It's really taking a toll on their species.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:09 PM
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Clearly the solution is to fully fund a new division of Planned Parenthood and mandate them to educate all rat families.

🤣

But government needs to control the Human corruption first.





posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:12 PM
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Make littering punishable by public caning.
Put a bounty of 50 cents apiece on rats.
Introduce tainted drugs to the streets and let the junkies kill themselves.



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: RickyD

Billions has already gone (yes literally gone) to "education".

They've been fighting the war on poverty for 50 years 😃



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: Deetermined

The fundamental problem is that took large groups of people who were allowed no form of education and zero benefits from their fore fathers labor, and shoved them into ghettos and refused to apply the resources required to address the problem..


Always because “I shouldn’t have to pay for that!”

When some of those people absolutely profited from their forefathers labors



posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: Deetermined

Yes actually general education...most people that turn to crime as a lifestyle tend to be very poorly educated as do a lot of folks living in slum conditions...education in that culture tends to be looked down on and isn't cool...so you get more ignorant people by the generation...and we gotta be 3-4 generations in now.


I'm not convinced that a general education is cutting it any longer. When children learn something in class and then witness what's going on around them at home, which one do you think they're going to listen or pay attention to the most? The city is declaring a lot of these children as tyrants already. How much do you think they're trying to learn? How much do you think they respect their teachers or any other authority figure, including their parents?

Maybe the parents are the ones who would benefit the most from some kind of educational program.

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posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 01:20 PM
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No amount of money will fix the education system for kids that don't want to learn and parent(s) that don't give a damn.

If you have a rat problem, then solve it. Hire 1,000 exterminators for one year to go neighborhood by neighborhood and hunt the rats. $100mil is chump change to the 15 billion the city got. Give bonuses for rat carcasses. Hell pay anyone in the city $25 for every day rat they turn in.




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