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  • ‘I can’t lose my house’: Outrage after Flint sends foreclosure warnings over tainted-water bills

    05/04/2017 6:58:01 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 17 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | MAY 4 2017 | By Avi Selk
    Thousands of Flint, Mich., residents have been warned that they could lose their homes if they don’t pay outstanding water bills — even as the city has just begun replacing lead-tainted pipes after a contamination crisis linked to a dozen deaths. Warning letters were mailed to 8,002 residents in April, according to the city, a few weeks after state officials ended a program that was paying the majority of their water bills. But many Flint residents still don’t trust their taps — lining up for free bottled water or installing city-recommended filters after revelations in 2014 and 2015 that dangerous...
  • First Real Hope for Flint Water as Trump Bestows $100 Million

    03/21/2017 6:56:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 3/20/2017 | Ben Marquis
    Under authority granted the agency by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016, the EPA just issued a $100 million grant to the beleaguered city of Flint, Michigan, to help in the effort at replacing the city’s badly corroded and lead-tainted system of water pipes. Some progressive critics of President Donald Trump have pointed to his proposed budget cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency as proof that he is a terrible president who doesn’t care about ensuring that Americans have clean air and water. However, the recent report from The Daily Caller about Trump’s EPA grant just...
  • Former tenant in custody in connection to apartment fire that displaced 11 families

    11/25/2016 8:02:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    abc12.com ^ | November 22, 2016 | abc12.com
    FLINT (WJRT) - UPDATE: (11/23/16) - A woman is in custody in connection with an apartment fire that left 11 families homeless for the holidays. The investigation into how the fire started at Village Shores Apartments is just beginning. Police took a woman into custody Tuesday afternoon. She was actually evicted from her apartment a day earlier. She told police her 2-year-old daughter lit some clothes on fire with her cigarette lighter, which erupted into an out of control fire. Investigators are looking into possible neglect charges. Depending on what fire investigators find at the scene over the next couple...
  • attn. Black America: proof that Democrats are demon-craps [aw!m vanity]

    11/03/2016 5:58:39 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 5 replies
    Hey guys! You got bloods in Detroit and Flint. You got bloods in Chicago shedding blood. And I have the proof! Here's a hint, two names: Benjamin Barber and Deborah Ross. You don't recognize those names, do you? And that's the proof, baby. Demon-rats don't give a rat's rear. The only ones with 'skin in the game' are the down-and-outs, victims blood-drinking politicians. That includes career republicans. A newcomer to DC might start off with ideals, but my gang wants them all term-limited before they too get corrupt. It's gonna be a rumble, baby, but that's where we're at. And...
  • Flint Woman Whose Debate Question Donna Brazile Leaked Says Hillary "Should Be Disqualified"

    11/02/2016 6:22:08 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-2-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Nov 1, 2016 10:00 PM Submitted by Joseph Jankwoski via PlanetFreeWill.com, On Monday, it was revealed by WikiLeaks that the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile provided a debate question to John Podesta and Jennifer Palmieri of the Clinton campaign ahead of a CNN-hosted debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. This marks the second time that Brazile has been caught tipping off the Clinton campaign to a coming question. In a March 5 email with the subject line “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash,” Brazile...
  • CNN debate questioner: Clinton should be disqualified

    11/01/2016 3:03:57 PM PDT · by DadOfFive · 30 replies
    Nov. 01, 2016 - 6:13 - Michigan mother Lee-Anne Walters explains how she was picked for CNN debate, reacts to news that her debate question appears to have been passed from Donna Brazile to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta
  • Before Flint’s Lead Crisis, City Council Raided Money from 'Water Fund'

    09/27/2016 10:53:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/27/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A few years before Flint’s lead crisis, city officials were taking money from a dedicated municipal water fund to pay for other uses. These fund-raids continued — using water service revenues to pay for unrelated city spending — even as the water fund accumulated a $9 million deficit in 2011.
  • Omarosa on Trump rebuke in Flint, African-American outreach

    09/16/2016 3:10:53 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/15/2016 | FoxNews
    Campaign member speaks out on candidate being scolded at event on 'America's Newsroom'
  • Did Flint Preacher Set a Trap for Trump?

    09/16/2016 5:15:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Todd Starnes.com ^ | September 14, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The minister of a Methodist church made national headlines after she scolded Donald Trump for injecting politics into a campaign stop. The Rev. Faith Green Timmons came on stage and stopped Trump in the middle of his remarks at Bethel United Methodist Church. She told him to stay focused on the water crisis and not Hillary Clinton. “I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not give a political speech," the reverend told Mr. Trump. Trump graciously complied with her demand. But something doesn't pass the smell test. Consider this screen grab from the minister's...
  • Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor — But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter (NPR Alert!)

    09/15/2016 9:18:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    National Propaganda Radio ^ | September 15, 2016 | Scott Detrow
    Donald Trump is lashing out against an African-American pastor who interrupted him Wednesday to chide him for campaigning in her Flint, Mich., church. "Something was up," Trump told Fox and Friends on Thursday morning, calling the Rev. Faith Green Timmons a "nervous mess." "I noticed she was so nervous when she introduced me," he said. "When she got up to introduce me she was so nervous, she was shaking. I said, wow, this is kind of strange. Then she came up. So she had that in mind, there's no question."
  • IT WAS A SETUP! Flint Pastor’s Facebook Post Clearly Shows PRE-PLANNED AMBUSH of TRUMP

    09/15/2016 8:24:45 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 87 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 15, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Rev. Faith Green Timmons of the Bethel United Methodist Church interrupted Donald Trump during his speech at her church in Flint, Michigan. Pastor Timmons asked Donald Trump to refrain from attacking Hillary Clinton in her church. But prior to his visit to the church Pastor Timmons posted her intentions on Facebook. She said, “Today is the day! We have a chance to show DONALD TRUMP than this nation is filled with intelligent, wise black citizens fo integrity many of whom live right here in FLINT, MICHIGAN. What he will see is how we are braving a manmade catastrophe....
  • Trump in Michigan: ‘Now Cars Made in Mexico and You Can’t Drink the Water in Flint’

    09/14/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/16 | Alex Swoyer
    During Donald Trump’s visit to Flint, Michigan on Wednesday, the Republican nominee commented on how the automobile manufacturing industry has moved to Mexico — impacting trade — and how people in Flint can’t drink the water, much like the water in Mexico. “It used to be cars were made in Flint, and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico,” Trump stated. “Now, the cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint.” “That’s not good,” he added, as people chuckled in response.
  • Trump News Conference Now on Fox From Flint, Michigan

    09/14/2016 12:59:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    Fox News | 9-14-2016 | sheikdetailfeather
    He just visited the water plant.
  • Donald Trump To Tour Flint Water Crisis Facilities

    09/14/2016 4:00:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 14, 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    NEW YORK CITY, New York—Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, is upstaging Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton yet again on Wednesday, this time with a visit to Flint, Michigan, to tour the city’s infamous water facilities in crisis.
  • Trump heads to Flint MI this Wednesday!

    09/13/2016 10:32:18 AM PDT · by taildragger · 55 replies
    9/1/3/16 | taildragger
    It broke here in MI an Hour ago. One of the Detroit Newspapers who are not FR friendly has the story. I won't even post their link because of I think they are on the list of not even linking..
  • Prof's Report Blaming Flint Decline on 'Structural Racism' Used Bad Data

    08/23/2016 12:21:26 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A Wayne State University professor who blamed the Flint water crisis on “structural racism” and a decline in state revenue sharing based his assertions in part on an incorrect estimate from an outdated revenue projection. Audited financial reports from the state of Michigan and city of Flint showing actual revenue collections contradict the professor’s source. Law professor Peter Hammer released a report claiming that state revenue sharing payments to Flint declined from $20 million in 2006 to $7.9 million in 2012. But both city and state financial statements indicate this statement was inaccurate and that Hammer’s overall report understated Flint’s...
  • Feds say everyone in Flint can drink filtered tap water

    06/23/2016 9:22:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 12:20 PM EDT
    The federal government says filtered tap water is safe for everyone in Flint, Michigan, lifting a recommendation that pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 6 drink only bottled water to avoid lead exposure. The announcement Thursday is based on tests of filters that have been distributed for months for free by the state of Michigan and the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency says the filters remove or reduce lead to well below the action level of 15 parts per billion. …
  • Cuomo Administration Knew Upstate Residents Were Being Poisoned … And Did Nothing

    06/08/2016 7:27:11 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 31 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 06/08/2016 | Rusty Weiss
    New reports indicate the Cuomo administration tried to subvert information about a cancer-causing chemical in the water supply of the town of Hoosick Falls … and nobody seems all that concerned. Documents obtained by Politico show the New York State Department of Health dismissing warnings from the EPA, and refusing to alert residents of the very dangerous situation. Over a year ago, health department officials issued a ‘fact sheet’ indicating that “health effects are not expected to occur from normal use of the water” within days of a contradictory declaration by the EPA which advised residents not to drink or...
  • Money Rolling In, But Cities With Hands Out to Lansing Claim 'Broken' Finances

    06/01/2016 8:07:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/28/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A lobbyist organization funded by local governments held a press conference in the state Capitol this week to urge lawmakers to send its members more in state taxpayer dollars. The event took place as legislators are preparing to pass a state budget for next year, and was cast as an invitation to discuss how local government funding is “broken.” Given that message, it may seem ironic that the host city of Lansing collected more tax dollars than it expected for a third straight year and had a surplus. The group is called the Michigan Municipal League, and its members want...
  • Dark Money in Science

    05/27/2016 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 27, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Just a few months ago, mothers in Flint, Michigan prohibited their kids from taking baths after actor Mark Ruffalo claimed the city's water contained dangerous levels of chloroform. Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, who initially blew the whistle on the Flint water lead-poisoning, compared the incident to "someone shouting fire in a crowded movie theater." "Mr. Ruffalo became an opportunist, a pseudo-scientist, and he started telling people outrageous things," said Marc Edwards. "He claimed that you could breathe lead through the water in the showers… and that they found dangerous chemicals in Flint water heaters." Although at first the Professor...