Erin Brockovich talks about Toledo's water issues

Erin Brockovich knows a thing or two about tainted water. The case she helped to build against Pacific Gas and Electric's contamination of the water supply in Hinkley, California was portrayed in a movie that starred Julia Roberts playing Brockovich.

Brockovich has shared her views on Toledo's recent water problems, as well as how Mayor Collins handled it (link on next page).

http://malcontends.blogspot.com/2014/08/erin-brockovich-hits-dumping-pho...

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As a nation, we would rather spend precious tax dollars bombing people halfway around the world than spend tax dollars improving and replacing our rotting infrastructure. Blowing things up is so much sexier than fixing sewers and water treatment plants!

As Erin Brockovich's statement pinpoints, it's not just the amount of money--it's how it's allocated.

She also brings up something that I had wondered about. If the Toledo water plant had the capability of treating the issues brought on by the algae bloom and eventually make the water acceptable to use, why didn't they begin that treatment as soon as they were aware of the bloom?

Don't forget that our former Vice President got rich off the twin wars. Washington is surrounded by military lobbyists. Big money is being made on our for profit military.

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office. And who knew better than a retired 5 star general and 2 term POTUS?

You betcha!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Notice that the current President has started open ended military strikes in Iraq and is supporting.... regime change.

Oh and he publicly stated this week he never wanted to leave Iraq.

Since the former VP was already rich, I seriously doubt that money was his reasoning for going to war. More sense would say that he held a grudge against Saddam Hussein from Desert Storm.

How exactly does our military MAKE money? If it's "for profit" then it should be making money.

MikeyA

And we wouldn't be in this fix in Iraq if Bush hadn't invaded, now would we? You seem mad that Obama has to take action to clean up Republican messes. Maybe you Republicans shouldn't have upset the applecart to begin with, with your lies about WMDs (found any yet?) and so on.

Remember, Mikey, every time you open your mouth about Obama doing ANYTHING involving Iraq, you're admitting that Dubya truly screwed the pooch.

As for the military making money, it makes tons of money with the socialism-at-one-remove let's-build-shit-we-don't-need earmarks and allocations crap that Congress pulls. Go on down to Lima and tell me how many people would be out of jobs if we stopped all the work on tanks the JCS told Obama and Congress they neither want nor need. How about the F-35 boondoggle? Hell, what purpose do YOU serve in the military, Mikey? Stop wasting my fucking tax dollars and get a real job in the private market, you welfare queen.

Obima doesn't do anything about anything, so why are you adding Iraq to an already full list of anythings?

BTW, without our military you would be talking in German.

What does this have to do with water issues, anyway, How can you keep bailing out Obama for his screwed up foreign policy. The Obama administration didn't want Maliki to give permission to leave troops behind, BECAUSE Obama DIDN'T WANT TO BE THERE. He wanted to make good on his campaign promise to have all troops out. Now look at the mess we our in. He just blamed Bush again in a Saturday speech. It's not my fault, it wasn't my decision, Bush, Bush, Bush. This President is not capable of running foreign policy. What he is good at, is campaigning. Still after 6 years, he loves it. He thinks he is still running. LOL. What a frigging JOKE.... Oh, by the way you do see what Putin is doing. Putin and the rest of the world know that Obama is a feckless ass President, so they are all making their moves. Even Carter had enough sense to change course. Final thought, what a waste of a President.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

AC

AC you can't have it both ways.

Either the President pacified the situation in Iraq as he tried to take credit for thus meaning this current crisis was a partial product of his failed foreign policy

OR

the President lied previously..

And you ignore his other boondoggle, Libya. Now THAT was a war for oil (that went to Europe BTW), was done without the consent of Congress, and was entered into without clear objectives.

"As for the military making money, it makes tons of money with the socialism-at-one-remove let's-build-shit-we-don't-need earmarks and allocations crap that Congress pulls." That's not the military. Those are contractors. I have never seen a soldier, sailor, Marine or airmen on an assembly line. Is that a base in Lima?

Like I've pointed out elsewhere F18's are still in production, yet the US military hasn't bought one since the late 1980s'. Those are not going to our military. Our military only sells old equipment and at a loss. The only service that "makes" money is the Air Force but that is because it charges the other services for it's flights so at the end of the day that remains a zero balance for the Pentagon.

If it was "for profit" it wouldn't be "wasting my fucking tax dollars" because... duh profit meaning a return. So once again, you and Paul can't have it both ways. Is it for profit or is it tax dollars.

MikeyA

"Precious tax dollars" no longer applies when we're $17,000,000,000,000+ in debt, Dale. Sit back, relax and remember that the Chinese are financing our bombing runs and infrastructure improvements, along with about everything else.

Patience is a great virtue.

And what I like about that is, the Chicoms' won't see a dime of their money in return!

Blowing things up is SEXY? Fascinating.

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