Friday, June 24, 2016

HERE'S WHY EVERYBODY HATES KCP&L!!!



Kansas City human interest reporting offers a recap of this tragic story that has spread across social media and damaged the rep of a local corporate overlord already enduring quite a bit of protest push back over the past year . . .

KCTV5: Overland Park man helping neighbor without power says he was threatened by KCP&L


Deets:

An extension cord between the two homes is the source of the controversy. KCP&L says it needs to be unplugged, even though that leaves Robert Roberts without cooling or his electrically powered oxygen machine.

Roberts has been living with his son, Bobby and grandkids in Overland Park since 1989. He needs a nebulizer and oxygen to breathe. His medical bills for his MS and COPD have strained the family.

In April, the household lost power due to $4,000 in unpaid electric bills.

That’s when Randen Smith stepped up to the plate.

“This man needs electricity,” Smith said.

On Thursday, Smith provided KCTV5 a note from KCP&L, saying the extension cord was in violation of state utility rules and could lose his power if he did not unplug it by Friday . . .

Regardless, Roberts' neighbor says a life is at stake. He's keeping the cord connected, even if it means he loses his own power as a result.

“Because I don’t want someone dying on my hands,” Smith said. “Maybe KCP&L doesn’t mind. But it bothers me that someone needs help and electricity and oxygen to live, so I’m going to help.”

KCP&L says friends and neighbors can buy gift vouchers for electrical service, but once someone's this far behind, those gifts would have to cover some of the balance before things get reconnected.

Read more deets and followup @ KCTV5
on a story that kinda puts those piddly fans they giveaway in perspective . . .

You decide . . .

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What's the backstory here?

Anonymous said...

4 grand in back utility bills? No one in the house works, I assume. Written like a pity party fishing expidtion, and I'm like 9:27, I'm not buying.

Anonymous said...

KCPL sucks and they have a virtual monopoly in Kansas City. That's the real story. KCPL hired a bunch of judgmental welfare to work assholes and now KCPL has become hard to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Medical bills can cause severe financial strain. I guess you wont understand it until you go through it. That is especially true with Obamacare. Not everybody gets it free. You have to pay for it, if they determine your financially able but you believe you are not. Don't be too quick to judge.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:43, take a look at the ages; grandpa is 78 and lives with his son and grandkids. That makes everyone but grandpa working age. Really, between the three working age males no one can cover the basics of their expenses? Can't,or won't?

Jessica Logsdon said...

They hate us for our freedoms.

Anonymous said...

BREXIT motherfucker!!

Anonymous said...

They should start a gofundme page. People love to give other people money.

Anonymous said...

Four grand, huh? Are they niggers? I'm assuming they are if they don't work. I don't care to look as I don't want to see more freeloading spades.

Humans pay their bills.

No judgement there, just straight up facts.

Anonymous said...

Take up a collection and buy a portable generator.

Anonymous said...

I agree that 4 grand is a hell of a past bill, but given the guy and his health it wouldn't take a whole lot to get a judge to order KCPL to turn the juice back on. Hell they could save 4 grand parking the toy train for a few hours.

Anonymous said...

GIBSMEDAT FREE LECTRO!!

Fucking nigger leeches. I'm pretty sure if we had Niggexit vote we'd vote the jigaboos out, 100% Leave to 0% Stay.

Anonymous said...

In the interest of preserving life KCP&L did offer to sell the Good Samaritan an approved extension cord. It was $3999.00 plus tax.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Dare raised $4000 in a half hour this morning and paid it off. Credit to Dare and his listeners.

**Eye Roll** said...

11:44 AM
Check the video. They are White people.