posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 12:30 AM
Both sad and infuriating.
Does anyone remember the story where an elderly man, who in his senile ways, forgot to pay the heating bill, or rather simply forgot how? No one ever
came to check on him, no one from the utility company ever investigated the matter.
Elderly Man Freezes to Death in Home- Electricity Bill Owed
A 93 year-old man was found dead in his home days following a utility company’s restriction of his electricity due to unpaid bills. Wired PR
News.com — The body of a 93-year-old Bay City, Michigan man was found by his neighbors on January 17th. As reported by the Associated Press (AP),
Marvin E, Schur’s frozen body was discovered several days after his electricity had been turned off by Bay City Electric Light and Power Company.
Schur owed the company almost $1,100.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Robert Belleman, manager of Bay City Electric Light and Power Company, is quoted in the report as stating he didn’t know if anyone has
explained to the 93 year old how the limiter device works, but he didn’t feel the company had done anything wrong.
They simply shut him off because he hadn't paid.
He was found dead, frozen to death in his home, where he had tried to stay warm, bundled in an untold number of blankets.
Where are the sheriff's deputies knocking down the company's door for practicing unsafe policy? Where is the action?
This is the "safe civilized society" we are supposed to live in? They just want money. They want your conformity. They want everyone glued to the
local news corporate lapdogs, so everyone can be constantly afraid and constantly turning the hamster wheel.
I guarantee half the cities in the US have roadways and bridges that are completely unsafe and do not meet code. What with all the stories of
overpasses collapsing on motorists and crushing them to death. We don't live in a modern society. In fact, the US is waaayy farrr behind in basic
amenities and infrastructure from the rest of the world. It's just the "capitalist" way, now gutted into a corporatist subservient culture, where only
the most vulnerable are punished for anything. A single solitary man, trying to live alone on his own land.
edit on 1-12-2010 by SyphonX
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