Tag: Flint Water Crisis

Episode 37 – How to steal health insurance from 23 million Americans without anyone noticing with special guest Ben Wikler

Episode 37 – How to steal health insurance from 23 million Americans without anyone noticing with special guest Ben Wikler

The show notes for Episode 37 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/06/episode-37-how-to-steal-health-insurance-from-23-million-americans-without-anyone-noticing-with-special-guest-ben-wikler.html This is the darkest moment in American history since Donald Trump became president. Since January 20, 2016, deportations have become a tool of trauma, designed to stigmatize and terrify people who just want to be a part of this American experiment the way our did. Civilian causalities by U.S. forces have […]

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Gov. Snyder faces fierce criticism after his defense of admin officials charged with manslaughter in #FlintWaterCrisis

Gov. Snyder faces fierce criticism after his defense of admin officials charged with manslaughter in #FlintWaterCrisis

In the wake of manslaughter and other charges being filed against five people involved in the Flint Water Crisis, including two current members of his administration, Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement: Gov. Rick Snyder’s statement in support of DHHS Director Nick Lyon and Dr. Eden Wells Wednesday, June 14, 2017 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder issued the […]

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UPDATED x2: Snyder administration officials facing manslaughter charges over #FlintWaterCrisis but Snyder himself can’t be sued

UPDATED x2: Snyder administration officials facing manslaughter charges over #FlintWaterCrisis but Snyder himself can’t be sued

Big news out of Flint this morning. Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed charges against two current and two former Snyder administration officials and one former Flint official. Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon is being charged with felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office. Four others, including former Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, are also facing […]

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Flint residents face losing their homes for not paying (poisoned) water bills in #FlintWaterCrisis

Flint residents face losing their homes for not paying (poisoned) water bills in #FlintWaterCrisis

As bad as things are in Flint, Michigan – and they are REALLY BAD – in the past couple of weeks, they’ve gotten far, far worse. With the state of Michigan no longer subsidizing the city residents’ water bills having declared the water there now “safe” (it’s not), the city has now started charging residents again. Keep in mind that […]

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Retiring Michigan DEQ official: Flint residents hurt more by “hype” than their poisoned water

Retiring Michigan DEQ official: Flint residents hurt more by “hype” than their poisoned water

Anyone who listened to our podcast interview with Flint activist Melissa Mays knows that having their drinking water poisoned with the powerful neurotoxin lead is only part of the ongoing catastrophe they continue to deal with three years after the switch to the Flint River. In addition to elevated lead levels, residents are still experiencing skin rashes, bacteria-related respiratory infections […]

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Steven Johnson, Christian hypocrite

Michigan Republican whose “Christian beliefs shape his worldview” votes to deny Flint federal funds for #FlintWaterCrisis

The effort to bring federal dollars into Flint to help them deal with the Republican-made catastrophe that poisoned their drinking water with the powerful neurotoxin lead has been long and arduous, primarily because Republicans themselves did everything they could to make the path long and arduous. First, it took nearly a year for Republican members of Congress to even pass […]

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Detroit’s water system and the roots of the Flint Water Crisis

Detroit’s water system and the roots of the Flint Water Crisis

The following guest post was written by Dennis L. Green, a retired certified Professional Engineer from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). Dennis graduated from Cass Technical High School’s Electrical program in 1963 and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Tech in 1969. After graduation, Dennis went to work for the Detroit Water Department, Engineering […]

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Episode 27 – The #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t just about water and it’s worse than you thought wsg Rep. Dan Kildee & Melissa Mays

Episode 27 – The #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t just about water and it’s worse than you thought wsg Rep. Dan Kildee & Melissa Mays

The show notes for Episode 27 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/the-flintwatercrisis-isnt-just-about-water-and-its-worse-than-you-though-wsg-rep-dankildee-flintgate.html Congressman Dan Kildee on Twitter: @RepDanKildee Melissa Mays on Twitter: @FlintGate Website: Water You Fighting For? Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook. The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.

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State of Michigan avoids making home water deliveries in Flint, forced to pony up another $47 million

State of Michigan avoids making home water deliveries in Flint, forced to pony up another $47 million

The State of Michigan settled a federal lawsuit this week that allows them to avoid having to make home deliveries of water to Flint residents without safe drinking water but compels them to spend $47 million in an attempt to do right by the beleaguered city.

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Mayor Karen Weaver: Two more years of water filter use for Flint.

Mayor Karen Weaver: Two more years of water filter use for Flint.

Today is Day 529 since Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder admitted that the city of Flint had had its drinking water poisoned with the powerful neurotoxin lead through the actions and inactions of his appointed Emergency Managers. The true span since their water has been unsafe to drink, of course, is much longer than that. There’s been very little news coming […]

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Episode 19 – Pres. Bannon is “Assaulting the very fundamentals of a democracy” wsg AFT President Randi Weingarten

Episode 19 – Pres. Bannon is “Assaulting the very fundamentals of a democracy” wsg AFT President Randi Weingarten

The show notes for Episode 19 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/episode-19-pres-bannon-is-assaulting-the-very-fundamentals-of-a-democracy-wsg-aft-president-randi-weingarten.html Dave Weigel at the Washington Post: Republicans don’t like Elizabeth Warren. So why do they keep handing her a megaphone? Dave Weigel at the Washington Post: Here’s 3 reasons Rust Belt Democratic senators aren’t compromising with Trump Something @rtraister has said: sexist men are ok with powerful women, until those women […]

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