Sunday, June 23, 2013

You'd Better Like Your Water Supply

According to a fascinating piece of audio recorded in Tennessee and posted at Sense of Events, if you complain about your water quality and the water department thinks it's fine, you could be charged with terrorism. From the Tennesseean:
“We take water quality very seriously. Very, very seriously,” said Sherwin Smith, deputy director of TDEC’s Division of Water Resources, according to audio recorded by attendees. “But you need to make sure that when you make water quality complaints you have a basis, because federally, if there’s no water quality issues, that can be considered under Homeland Security an act of terrorism.”
Just. Wow.  So, if the water is good according to their tests, which you're apparently not allowed to question, and you think there's something wrong with the water and tell someone, that's terrorism? 

It's to ensure you have the proper Oliver Twist regard for your government.  "Please, sir, I want some more."  You'll take what we give you and you'd better be grateful for it.