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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: You're absolutely correct. The people do have power. But notice how that power is defined and acceptable as long as you DO NOT question the existing system (any of them)? ============================================================= But that's the thing, M.C. It's NOT that we are not ALLOWED to question the existing system. It's NOT that we are somehow barred or restricted or somebody is standing shotgun, forcing us NOT to question that system. Or...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
I have no idea why the voters in the United States (not only state of Michigan nor the city of Detroit,) have allowed this 'circus' to continue for as long as it has. First of all, only after 'redistricting' in the state of Michigan, had Rick Snyder won the govenorship at all, thereby, calling into question his legitimacy. Strike one. Like it or not, Detroit is a city in-- and a part of the United States of America and therefore, where are the voters in what is supposed to be the 'greatest...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
Ultimately, if after all the monies having been spent in all the 'get out to vote' campaigns can be 'freely' ignored by the suspending of the one-man-one-vote effort by any politician that sees fit to dismiss democracy itself at a whim...then what is in place, is not democracy. Strike five. (As does American politics makes about as much sense as five strikes in baseball.) smh
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
Yet, no one seems to ever see this information paraded all over the news nearly everyday of the Obama presidency: Federal bankruptcy judge a second time tells Jefferson County sewer customer group to re-file lawsuit kfaulk@al.com " class="Avatar" height="40" src="http://media.al.com/avatars/3928.png" width="40" />By Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com on February 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM, updated February 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM Print Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge gives sewer customer group another chance at...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Absolutely no part of this should be shocking or surprising. I know for a fact that I've posted updates on this site detailing the coming (and past tense) bankruptcies of several cities, including The D. However, this is what happens when denial hits a wall and sh*t gets real.....real fast! Outrage will increase as the denial mechanism breaks down. The problem for people who see this has a "political event" and thus reasoning that people should be more politically active is that the...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
What is it that you propose that African Americans do? I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and deliberate removal o f the system of...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by roarin1: Like it or not, Detroit is a city in-- and a part of the United States of America and therefore, where are the voters in what is supposed to be the 'greatest democracy' in history, beholden to the will of a single dictator? Where is the National outrage? To usurp the the will of the people by suspending the 'vote' of the people, is in and of itself (in reality...) treasonous (right?) Strike two. Where are the voters, indeed?? I can tell you where they haven't...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' want by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and deliberate removal o f the system of checks-and-balances...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
What is it that you propose that African Americans do? Let it go. Im dead serious. Once you let it go, you'll begin to entertain ways of designing a new system that doesn't function this way. Here's the problem with the above, that's a characteristic of the system and NOT a separate reality from it. I seriously don't want to sound condescending or the like, but I don't think people mention the above....they (no matter how well intentioned) quite understand or value what's meant by "its the...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
My sentiments exactly . Sis Sunnubian And Sis Rose I hear you both loud and clear, however if this system were not inherently flawed, it would not provide 'apparatus' or occasion for tampering, rigging or gerrymandering what-so-ever, but it would provide stopgates in such activities and swiftly implement them. This exact same can be said of this political system. (and) I could not agree more. However, maybe it is cases like the above (and those others sited by Sis Sunnubian) that will...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
'ehh...though I won't hold my breath'.
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Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: What is it that you propose that African Americans do? I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' want by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Arguing that capitalism can be checked and controlled is like arguing that white supremacy can be checked and controlled. The very idea ignores the fact that it (in both cases) has no interest in being either checked or controlled. ============================================== What I don't understand is WHY you INSIST on giving ALL the power to those (capitalistic) entities?? Not that I don't understand that, yes, at this point they DO have it!! (Which...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Less than 90 days after the "fiscal cliff" was marketed as a deal/disaster averted, there are stories everywhere about cuts to everyday services that will make the lives of the people worse........on top of them already getting worse. ==================================================== The "fiscal cliff" being advertised as a "disaster" of any measure was a total and complete bamboozlement .... fueled by an ignorant and overly-sensationalistic MEDIA...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
That's not out of my desire for it to be that way. That's the history according to their own pen. Court decisions (from local to the supreme court) rule in favor of who and why? Laws are written from the perspective of (who) and for what reason? All of this before you touch the cultural celebration of the very wealthy, who's wealth is a direct result of the oppression we're fighting against. Elected officials are being set aside (with little concern over the legality of it) for the benefit...
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

DennisKalita ·
Everyone there - leave or plan to GTFO of hell hole Flint
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

sunnubian ·
That's probably what they want them to do, so that the property value can be depreciated down to $0.00, so it can be bought-up by non-Black people/business, or corporations for damn near $0.00 and quickly 'gentrified' into racially discriminating and/or unaffordable to Black/Brown people, residential and business districts. But, if the residents of Flint are not going to fight for their right to clean, non-toxic, poison-free water, and register to vote and vote psychopaths capable of...
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

DennisKalita ·
No one’s going to build a Mar-a-Lago with lead water piped in. These poisoned people need re-location from this hell zone - yesterday. The state and federal governments should pay for this EMERGENCY . Tax cuts for the rich but no money and nowhere to go without assistance. Deadly crime on top of deadly crime. Inaction makes it purposeful genocide.
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

Kocolicious ·
I can't believe these people are still suffering. This is the time we need our wealthy African Americans to come to the rescue. Hell....look at all that money they lost on that fryers tour in the Bahamas? So. They can raise the money....easy and blackfolks there won't have to depend on massa...since he's not gonna anything anyway. So it's up to us to take care of our own....we can do it. It's a no brainer. But the question is.....will we? I mean when I heard Dr. Dre gave all those millions...
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

sunnubian ·
Of course, once the Blacks are "exterminated" Flints water will be put back on the same water system as the rest of the cities and town surrounding flint, and pipes that do not have lead leaching into the water. [Side: If the people living in Flint are only being tested for Lead , they are crazy, because there was far more than just 'lead' in that nasty, toxic, CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY , water].
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

sunnubian ·
We all know that rich and wealthy African Americans are not going to do jack for their own people. They are just as sickening as the Black politicians, Black attorneys, and the Congressional Black Caucus , who sit around too much like little hear-no-evil, see-no-evil, speak-no-evil trained 'pets' to even speak out against the extra-judicial murders of Black males, and Black females, and even Black children in this country. Rich and wealthy African Americans are too busy looking the other way...
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Re: FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

Kocolicious ·
@Sista Sunnubian Unfortunately I agree with ya my sista. They are not gonna do "jack" like you say as why I have NEVER been star-stucked....and I live in Cali. And see celebrities and the like all the time. Thing is? A lot of blackfolks talk a lot of shyte about being black, brave, courageous and alladat. But when it comes down to it? They are no where around when you NEED them OR if they are around they have a focked up attitude toward their own people. It is really SHAMEFUL. Because all of...
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How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools

sunnubian ·
Detroit School Board: How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools Posted: 08/10/2012 1:29 pm Updated: 08/10/2012 3:58 pm FOLLOW: Video , Bill Schuettte , DPS Board , DPS Power Struggle , Detroit News , Detroit School Board , Public Act 72 , Emergency Manager , Michigan Attorney General , Public Act 4 , Detroit Public Schools , Education News File Photo. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a legal challenge against Detroit's School Board because...
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How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools

sunnubian ·
Detroit School Board: How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools Posted: 08/10/2012 1:29 pm Updated: 08/10/2012 3:58 pm FOLLOW: Video , Bill Schuettte , DPS Board , DPS Power Struggle , Detroit News , Detroit School Board , Public Act 72 , Emergency Manager , Michigan Attorney General , Public Act 4 , Detroit Public Schools , Education News File Photo. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a legal challenge against Detroit's School Board because...
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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Tries Desperately to Stop State Takeover of City Finances

sunnubian ·
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Tries Desperately to Stop State Takeover of City Finances February 15, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Detroit’s Mayor Dave bing paints a more positive picture of the city AFRICANGLOBE – Detroit’s financial picture has looked grim for a long time, but as the city tried to ward off the state from taking over its finances, Mayor Dave Bing last night offered a positive spin, saying “the picture is not all doom and gloom.” “Every day there is...
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Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit March 2, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff AFRICANGLOBE – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared that Detroit is in a state of financial emergency, allowing the state to take control of the struggling city. City officials have a 10-day window to counter the state’s takeover , but Snyder confirmed that he was already considering a candidate for emergency manager to lead Detroit. Though he would not name his choice...
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ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

sunnubian ·
ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’ By Lyndsey Layton , Updated: Thursday, July 12, 3:00 AM The Washington Post In the first case of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union is charging that the state of Michigan and a Detroit area school district have failed to adequately educate children, violating their “right to learn to read” under an obscure state law. The ACLU class-action lawsuit, to be filed Thursday, says hundreds of students in the...
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Yemaya ·
No Child Left Behind. . . THANKS G.W. Bush!
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Re: ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: No Child Left Behind. . . THANKS G.W. Bush! If no children make any progress then none are left behind. Xum
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Flint Water Crisis Continues: Michigan AG Files Civil Suit Against Two Companies Alleging ‘Fraud, Negligence’

sunnubian ·
Flint Water Crisis Continues: Michigan AG Files Civil Suit Against Two Companies Alleging ‘Fraud, Negligence’ June 23, 2016 | Posted by Shaundra Selvaggi Tagged With: Attorney General Bill Schuette , flint water crisis , flint water lawsuits , Veolia North America Courtesy NBCNews. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is suing two water engineering firms hired to assist in Flint’s ongoing water crisis. The civil lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Genesee County Circuit Court, alleges “acts and...
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Michigan's Top Health Official Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

sunnubian ·
Michigan's Top Health Official Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis Isha Aran 19 minutes ago Filed to: FLINT 234 4 Image via AP Nick Lyon, the director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of misconduct over his role in the Flint water crisis . He is the highest-ranking official yet to be charged in an ongoing criminal investigation. The Associated Press reported that Lyon “is...
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Lead and the Black Community: How The Flint Water Crises May Be Just the Beginning

sunnubian ·
Lead and the Black Community: How The Flint Water Crises May Be Just the Beginning By Frederick Reese - June 22, 2017 For millions, the lack of access to clean water is a life or death proposition. (Courtesy: Pexels) Water is essential for life. Without it, the average person would die after four days. In the aftermath of the Flint, Mich., water crisis , which saw 15 people die and more than 100,000 exposed to lead due to a forced switch of Flint’s water source from the Detroit Water...
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Lead Astray: New Evidence Links Children with Higher Lead Exposure to School Suspensions and Juvenile Detention

sunnubian ·
Lead Astray: New Evidence Links Children with Higher Lead Exposure to School Suspensions and Juvenile Detention By D. Amari Jackson - June 27, 2017 FLINT, MI – JANUARY 26: Tears stream down the face of Morgan Walker, age 5 of Flint, as she gets her finger pricked for a lead screening on January 26, 2016 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. Free lead screenings are performed for Flint children 6-years-old and younger, one of several events sponsored by Molina Healthcare...
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#Flint: 1,314 Days Into the Water Crisis, the City Now Has a Permanent Water Source

sunnubian ·
#Flint: 1,314 Days Into the Water Crisis, the City Now Has a Permanent Water Source Monique Judge Yesterday 9:13pm 11 6 As of Wednesday, the people of Flint, Mich., have been without clean water for 1,314 days. At least one major hurdle has been passed, however: An agreement has been signed to give the city a permanent water source that is not the Flint River. Shared from The Grapevine Just in Time for the Holidays: A Newly Recorded Version of the DMX Cover of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed...
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Flint Water Crisis Fading from Public Consciousness

sunnubian ·
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Flint Water Crisis Fading from Public Consciousness By Danielle Dorsey - March 16, 2017 0 260 It’s been three years since Flint, Mich., last had clean water. The crisis began in 2014, when it was discovered that the city’s recently switched water source to the Flint River was operating with corrosive damaged pipes, which exposed over 100,000 residents to high levels of lead. The crisis garnered brief media attention when a federal state of emergency was declared in...
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FLINT POISONS OWN CITIZENS AND LIES ABOUT IT; CLAIMING IT WAS 'BROKEN' WATER PIPES

sunnubian ·
Three Years Later, Water Specialist Says Broken Pipes, Not Lack of Water Treatment, Was Real Cause of the Flint Crisis By Tanasia Kenney - May 2, 2017 Bryce Feighner, DEQ Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division director, says treating the Flint’s water with phosphates wouldn’t have prevented the contamination crisis. (Photo by Neil Blake | mlive.com) Although it’s been three years, the struggle for Flint, Mich., is far from over as the lead-tainted city is still in need of new water...
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Lawsuit accuses Flint mayor of trying to redirect water crisis donors to campaign fund

sunnubian ·
World | Mon May 9, 2016 8:45pm EDT Related: U.S. Lawsuit accuses Flint mayor of trying to redirect water crisis donors to campaign fund Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver awaits to testify before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the Flint lead water crisis in Washington February 10, 2016. REUTERS/GARY CAMERON A former administrator in Flint, Michigan, charged in a federal lawsuit on Monday that she was fired for seeking a probe into allegations the mayor tried to...
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Re: Michigan's Top Health Official Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

Kocolicious ·
All I have to say is....ABOUT FOCKING TIME!!!!!! But!
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Re: Michigan's Top Health Official Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

sunnubian ·
Michigan's Health Chief Allegedly Said He 'Can't Save Everyone' When Confronted With Flint Death Carla Javier Yesterday 5:02pm Filed to: FLINT 3.4K 11 5 Image via AP/Carlos Osorio, File The complaint filed against Michigan’s top health official, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday along with four others for their alleged role in worsening the water crisis in the city of Flint, makes for deeply disturbing reading. News of the impending charges broke on Wednesday...
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Re: Michigan's Top Health Official Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

Kocolicious ·
Water IS a HUMAN right. And I don't understand HOW America could let this happen. I'm glad there are folks who will ANSWER for this....cuz it is a CRIME!!! All people need water....just to drink and stay healthy. But. Women especially need water.....for hygiene purposes for themselves and their children....to do the chores....to feed the family....and to have poisonous waters in a civilized environment? And not do ANYTHING about it until people started showing signs of toxic...
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Re: Lead and the Black Community: How The Flint Water Crises May Be Just the Beginning

DennisKalita ·
“The Flint water crisis, which was caused in part due to aged, rusted delivery pipelines, exposed problems that many cities across the United States now have: a delivery infrastructure that has exceeded its utility age and a lack of funding and political will to effectively address the issues.” This is kind of true and is important but is factually 100% wrong. Rust was not the deadly problem. The real and deadly problem could easily have been avoided by adding alkaline minerals into the...
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Re: Lead and the Black Community: How The Flint Water Crises May Be Just the Beginning

DennisKalita ·
If the problem was old pipes then people would have gotten lead poisoning before they switched to acidic water. Cities like Boston do not replace their old pipes to prevent the real danger of lead poisoning. They add minerals to the water.
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Re: Lead and the Black Community: How The Flint Water Crises May Be Just the Beginning

sunnubian ·
THANK YOU!! And if they were not psychopaths, they wouldn't have distributed water filters to Flint residents, knowing full well, that there are no water filters that can filter out lead . The water poisoning they are doing in Flint [and all other predominately Black communities], is just one (1) part of THE PURGE , where they are pulling out all the stops the commit GENOCIDE against as many Black people in America as possible.
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