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Old 04-18-2016, 05:09 PM
 
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I'm sure he'll be very selective about it but he should be drinking the water from the rustiest pipes in Flint to have the real experience. I love how his wife has given her "approval", recognizing that this is an actual health concern.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder visited a home in Flint on Monday and drank the tap water, after which he promised to do so for the next 30 days to prove it's safe. He also said his wife is on board with the plan.

Snyder: I'll Drink Flint Water - The Daily Beast
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Midland, MI
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OK, will he serve it to his grandkids (supposing he had some?)
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I'm sure he'll be very selective about it but he should be drinking the water from the rustiest pipes in Flint to have the real experience. I love how his wife has given her "approval", recognizing that this is an actual health concern.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder visited a home in Flint on Monday and drank the tap water, after which he promised to do so for the next 30 days to prove it's safe. He also said his wife is on board with the plan.

Snyder: I'll Drink Flint Water - The Daily Beast
It's not because the pipes are rusty that it became a health issue. It's when the water was untreated to allow the rust to corrode off the pipes and into the water flow. Pretty much any city that's over 50 years old has miles of rusty water pipes but pretty much all if not most municipal water departments treat the water to prevent corrosion.

Since Flint is now back on Detroit's water, it doesn't matter how rusty the pipe is as the water will be treated. The current issue, however, is that there is still lingering lead in the water system that has yet to be flushed out because Flint residents aren't using the water as much.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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Lmao yeaah sure. gtfo lmao. Another PR stunt.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:39 AM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Drink and after 35 days resign.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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This is gonna be good. Will he get sick? We'll find out and see.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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This isn't like Fear Factor, where you're drinking toads blood. Is he picking a home at random? Without testing the water? This water could have lead in it. There's no cure for lead once it gets in your bloodstream, dumbass.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:49 AM
 
Location: North of Canada, but not the Arctic
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It's not a good idea to drink water that you are telling people not to drink.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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Did you read the first paragraph of the article?

FLINT — Gov. Rick Snyder said he visited a Flint home on Monday and drank filtered water out of the family's kitchen tap, adding that he plans to continue drinking filtered Flint tap water for the next 30 days to show it is safe.

Note the emphasis on "filtered" - it's encouraging each resident to ensure they have a filter on their tap - and if so - there isn't reason to panic. Think of it as the "tone from the top". If the governor isn't willing to drink the water that has been filtered - why should residents think it is okay for them to do so.

It's called leading by example. A smart and necessary action.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Apparently they found lead in water in Grosse Pointe now. It was not clear how extensive it is. It may be another South Lyon where there is some problem with the faucet and it just needs to be flushed periodically.
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