Flint Poisoning

My sympathies to all those residing in or around Flint, Michigan have just read about your poisoned water and that so many of your young ones have lead poisoning whist the local council has been ardently denying anything wrong for eighteen months?

Doubt that many of you will be reading this as 33% of you can’t even read! And as it’s a largely poor area – 40% on or below the poverty line – you probably can’t afford internet connections as you save every cent possible to buy precious bottled water.

Sadly us developing nations are only as good as we [and I definitely include my country in this] treat our underdogs – the poor, our native inhabitants, migrants, etc. Here we have supposed legislation to protect these marginalised minorities but it is just words on paper when there are no legitimate channels to address the breaches.

What can we do? Those of us who are literate and do have www access need to ‘shame’ authorities into stepping up … it would have cost them $100 a day to treat the problem initially and now billions to correct it! But even billions of dollars can never compensate for the human lives it has damaged, maybe even taken. Surely in developed countries we should be guaranteed drinkable water?

Please check this information and then spread the word – shame the authorities into action?

PS Thanks to all those protestors who turned out in Ohio and Chicago – DT has already made you look like absolute idiots that he’s actually got this far! And nobody will ever take you seriously if he does get into office … so you do need to take action now

December 2016 – The latest development!

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15 comments

  1. Hello
    Oh my goodness, I just can’t believe this would happen in America, I agree developed countries should be able to guarantee safe drinking water to residents.
    We are watching from across the miles in Australia as your Presidency race is run.
    I thought only Australia had crazy men in Parliament
    I can only think that DT cannot be taken seriously, surely
    Probably not for me to comment, but he is all across our TV screens and very hard to hide from
    The boogy man!!!
    Feeling very sad for the people living in Flint, Michigan
    Kind Regards from Annie in Australia 🌞 🌴 🌊

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    • Hi Annie, thanks for your comment!
      I somehow doubt there are too many conscientious politicians in any country … or if they started out that way their greed for power overshadows their idealism. DT is getting so much media play because Packer and Murdoch are backing him all the way … just as they were trying to do with our budgie smuggler. They want pollies that they can corrupt or control, pull their strings, manipulate.
      Nauseates me but I also get a real giggle that two Aussie blokes are the power brokers in the developed countries just now … can anyone challenge them? Seems the recent book about TA’s abuse of power might have rattled their cage here, so prepare for the second round.
      Personally i prefer to not watch the news! Just read the headlines on line.

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  2. That’s absolutely terrible. I agree our developed western countries are only as good as the way the poorest are treated. And here in Britain things are going down hill. Every country seems to be going downhill these days 😦

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    • very true, Cameron’s government just cut 1,2 billion in disabled benefits, absolutely maddening!
      I want to have a say in where my tax money is spent and it seems that most of it benefits the powers and corporations that are (who rarely pay tax) and killing innocent civilians by means of military ‘aid’.

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