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America, Children, and Community: ABC7 Eyewitness News @ABC7 Follow CALIFORNIA POLLUTION: Latinos, blacks breathe 40 percent more pollution than whites in California, study says STUDY FINDS RACIAL DISPARITY IN POLLUTION EXPOSURE EYEWITNESS NEWS Latinos, blacks breathe 40 percent more pollution than whites in CA: Study Latinos and African-Americans breathe about 40 percent more pollution than white people do in California, a new study has found. abc7.com mony @moneycaa Follow It's called environmental racism, not the air choosing lol. Our homes tend to be near industrial areas, oil mills, freeways, factories, etc. Black children are more likely to get asthma because of this. ABC7 Eyewitness News@ABC7 CALIFORNIA POLLUTION: Latinos, blacks breathe 40 percent more pollution than whites in California, study says abc7.la/2DaeCqa 4:47 PM 6 Feb 2019 14,828 Retweets 37,462 Likes 0O Follow @jessisdeadxxx Replying to @moneycaa I had no knowledge of environmental racism until I read local articles of section 8 apartments completely boxed in by 3 major interstates in Orlando, Florida. I was dumbfounded. Environmental racism is very real @ 37%@._--+ 1:22 AM atlantablackstar.com T-Mobile ATLaNTa BLacK STaR NEIGHBORHOOD IS KILLING In the historically Black community of Parramore in Orlando, Florida, residents are surrounded by highways. The exhaust produced by the more than 300,000 vehicles that pass through the neighborhood each day has created health problems, including cancer, asthma and other respiratory ailments. (Photo: environmentalstudiesblog) The struggle for environmental justice in low-income and Black communities continues. This is most certainly the case in Orlando, Florida. In the heart of one of the premier tourist destinations in the United States, the theme park capital of America, the residents of a historically Black community are having trouble breathing due to air pollution T-Mobile 1:22 AM @ 37% @ -0.+ a google.com m.huffpost.com HUFFPOSTI Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando's Poorest Neighborhoods People inhale soot and noxious fumes from the car-laden highways encircling their historically black community. blackqueerblog: Clean water, clean air, access to nutritious food, etc; access based on zip code. A well known case of environmental racism is the Flint water crisis. Less effort goes into neighborhoods for poc and tending to them
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Fire, Head, and Police: RESIDENTS OPEN FIRE WITH AR-15, 9MM HANDGUN AND TURN THE TIDE ON 7 INVASION SUSPECTS f SHARE 64 EMAIL g+ SHARE TWEET Baker County Sheriffs Office by AWR HAWKINS 19 Apr 2018 73 Two residents in Glen St. Mary, Florida, turned the tide on seven home invasion suspects by opening fire with an AR-15 and a 9mm handgun One of the alleged suspects was killed, another hospitalized, and a third was treated and released to police News4Jax reports the incident occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday when the suspects kicked in the door, claiming to be from the sheriffs office. Three residents were at home at the time, and two responded by opening fire. The resident with the AR-15 estimates he fired 30 rounds by himself. Two suspects immediately "crumpled to the floor with multiple gunshot wounds." The residents then "retreated to another part of the home" and called 911. One suspect, Corey Lauramore, died of gunshot wounds to his head and an unidentified 16-year-old was hospitalized in unknown condition. Officers found "a heavy amount of dried blood caked on the front steps of the home, a bloodstained mask with a bullet hole through it and a 380 caliber handgun lying nearby." Authorities believe a total of seven individuals went to the trailer Sunday morning. The five charged with home invasion are 24-year-old William Lauramore, 24-year-old Joseph Albino, 20-year-old Zachary Bell, 19-year-old Christian Watkins, and 15-year-old Cayden Lauramore. <p><a href="http://guywithastick.tumblr.com/post/173191183912/play-stupid-games-win-stupid-prizes" class="tumblr_blog">guywithastick</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Play stupid games win stupid prizes </p></blockquote> <p>“BuT wHy Do YoU nEeD aN aR-15???”</p>
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Children, Crying, and Family: NOT AGAIN CHARLOTESVILLE revolutionaryeye: hookahbird: makeup-wonder-woman: rootbeergoddess: wildlythoughtfulsquid: SERIOUSLY I am going to print this out and plaster it everywhere I go my heart just broke Not gonna lie; I’m on the verge of tears right now.Because this is what I see every night when I come into work. I work at a Jewish-run elder care non-profit. Even in the memory care unit, we’re seeing a rise in the residents’ anxiety levels, to the point where they’ve had to stop turning on the TV news stations (and these residents still love the news). Multiple residents are direct survivors of the Shoah; some barely escaped, and almost all of them lost family members in death camps. One resident was one of the children saved by the Kindertransport. Many other residents tell me stories of when they were kids, how their neighborhoods were destroyed and relocated and of the siblings and parents they no longer have. One newer resident was finally starting to settle in when Charlottesville happened. Even though we immediately changed the channel, she was shaken. She was inconsolable for hours. When I left for the night, she was still crying and refused to leave her room. Even now, weeks after the direct event, she still is wary to come to programs, fearing that if she is away from her room too long that her possessions and place will be stolen from her like they were in 1938. Even with dementia, even with Alzheimers, these residents remember what happened. They cannot forget their lost loved ones. They cannot forget the things stolen from them. They cannot forget, period.Because this fight against Neo-Nazis isn’t just a theoretical thing. These groups know that people are forgetting about Shoah; they take great strength knowing that people from that generation are dying. When they regard WWII as a “dark cloud” hanging over the heads of this generation, it is not with a solemn regard, with they knowledge that we must not forget lest we repeat our mistakes. These White supremacists, these White Neo-Nazis, see Shoah remembrance as something they will gladly eradicate. When people gladly throw out the Nazi salute, chant the 14 words, or march under the banner of “hail victory,” they are two things and two things only – Nazi apologists and Nazi supporters.Shoah survivors are not gone. They are still here. We need to stop ignoring that this normalization of Nazis marching in the street harms real people. It’s not just ideas. It’s not just “free speech”.We cannot forget. We cannot forget. We cannot forget. Remembering is not enough.Sorrow is not enough.They are in our midst againWe need to know how to stop them:- https://socialistworker.org/2017/07/03/what-strategies-will-stop-the-far-right
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A Dream, Apparently, and Bad: YOU SA You AVE Lindt will DONATE 10 to Autism Speaks for every Lindt GOLD BUNNY purchased. www.Lindt.com AUTISM SPEAKS AUTISM SPEAKS pink-rainbow-sparkles: sleepy-hylian: queen-val: mrs-transmuter: elaxisfae: lolhooplacatz: crazyeddieme: just-a-penis-with-a-dream: kibblesundbitches: unaspi: bluechirri: fishyinspace: supervengers: cishetsnotinvited: transheadcold: nauticus: friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks. Wowwwwwwww SIGH. can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad? because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.  That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.  (tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death) It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers. Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day“ in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families. Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people. (source article) Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student. It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us. Well shit. I was eyeing up their strawberries and cream lindor the other day but this is more important than delicious chocolate. you all need to know this. You really do. Please do not support Lindt or anything that supports autism speaks. Please. Seriously Lindt makes my favourite chocolate ever?? but My boyfriend is my favourite person ever so looks like I’m gonna go find a better candy maker, one that doesn’t support murder. ghirardelli lindt, and not just because of the autism speaks thing. I have autism and IM NOT JOKING THIS IS IMPORTANT Exactly. The autism “research” that autism speaks does, reeks very heavily of eugenics. Okay, but it’s not enough to just not buy this brand of chocolate. It has to be made known exactly what kind if org Autism Speaks is. The reason they spend so much on PR is so that the general public never funds out how reprehensible they are. No non-autistic person I speak to is ever aware of these things. If you find out an company is partnered with Autism Speaks, contact them. Call, email, write letters. Offer alternative charities. It may not work every time, but the more people you tell, the fewer people will be likely to donate to them in the future. this post is from 2014, anyone know if lindt still support autism speaks? https://www.autismspeaks.org/site-wide/lindt Unfortunately this is an ongoing thing every year. In 2017 Lindt has stopped supporting Autism Speaks. They have nothing up on their website about ending the partnership, but if you email and ask they’ll get back to you and say they’re going in new directions.
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Marriage, Memes, and Oh My God: You know what? Ma loves you too tight. You're hugging me So so much. You're hugging me too long! Facts forgreys HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS ABOUT TONIGHTS EPISODE OF GREYS ANATOMY. CONTAINS SPOILERS. • • • • • • HOLY CRAPPPPPPPPPPPP Okay, to start off Jessica Brooke Capshaw was so flipping adorable (as usual lol)!!!!! Just wanted to get that out there!! I'm so happy to see Alex back in his (navy) blues operating again!! I just really want Meredith to get back in too😣 The mom of the boy shouldn't have yelled like that at Jo. How was she to know that the estranged husband was abusive to her and her son?! She brought him into the room thinking that he was still included in their family. That wasn't her fault and I hated watching her beat herself up for it. I could see that that man's presence really upset Jo though. I could see that it reminded her of her own abusive and unhappy (for lack of a better word) marriage. It killed me seeing her like that. If the father had not donated his kidney, I would have liked to have seen the kidney go to the boy and not back to the mom. It would have made the most sense, and I'm sure that that's what the mom would have wanted too. HAHAH CROSS WILL FOREVER BE MY FAV INTERN LMAO THAT GUYS HILARIOUS Arizona and Eliza's conversations throughout the entire episode were soooooo freakin adorable!!! Outside when Arizona and Eliza were talking, what Arizona was saying about not wanted to pretend to hate her and not wanting to have to sneak around anymore reminded me of an old Slexie scene where Lexie tells Mark that she's "dating Anne frank" and that she "doesn't want to sneak around anymore and she wants to tell the Germans to kiss her ass". 😰 slexiefeels AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD 👩🏼‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 THE KISS IT WAS SO PASSIONATE I CAN ALREADY TELL THAT THEYRE GONNA BE SUCH A GREAT COUPLE OMG I CANT EVEN I SHIP ARILIZA SO HARD AND I HOPE THEY RISE!!!!!! I'm just nervous about when Jackson, Richard and Maggie find out that they'll treat her the way that everyone treated April last episode. IM STILL STICKING WITH MY PREDICTION FROM LAST WEEK THAT RICHARD WILL GET TO KEEP HIS JOB AS THE RESIDENCY DIRECTOR AND THAT ELIZA WILL BECOME THE CHIEF OF ORTHO!! I'm calling it now!!! – those were my thoughts on the ep!
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Tumblr, youtube.com, and Access: BETTER ENJOY THIS NOW.. BEFORE SOMEONE COMES AND POLLUTES IT, WASTES IT, LIMITS ACCESS TO IT, SELLS IT FOR $2 A BOTTLE, THEN CALLS IT justbeingnamaste: PROGRESS !Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck Says We Don’t Have a Right to Water, http://democracynow.org - As Flint residents are forced to drink, cook with and even bathe in bottled water, while still paying some of the highest water bills in the county for their poisoned water, we turn to a little-known story about the bottled water industry in Michigan. In 2001 and 2002, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued permits to Nestlé, the largest water bottling company in the world, to pump up to 400 gallons of water per minute from aquifers that feed Lake Michigan. This sparked a decade-long legal battle between Nestlé and the residents of Mecosta County, Michigan, where Nestlé’s wells are located. One of the most surprising things about this story is that, in Mecosta County, Nestlé is not required to pay anything to extract the water, besides a small permitting fee to the state and the cost of leases to a private landowner. In fact, the company received $13 million in tax breaks from the state to locate the plant in Michigan. The spokesperson for Nestlé in Michigan is Deborah Muchmore. She’s the wife of Dennis Muchmore—Governor Rick Snyder’s chief of staff, who just retired and registered to be a lobbyist. We speak with Peggy Case, Terry Swier and Glenna Maneke of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation.

justbeingnamaste: PROGRESS !Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck Says We Don’t Have a Right to Water, http://democracynow.org - As Flint reside...

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Memes, Michigan, and 🤖: Flint, Michigan Residents Sue the U S Government over Water Crisis aballeralert FLINT WATER PLANT Flint, Michigan Residents Sue the U.S Government over Water Crisis – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amid the increased tension across the nation and the globe, Flint, Michigan is still without clean water. As a result, over 1,700 residents have sued the U.S. government, seeking a class action status for their allegations that the Environmental Protection Agency mishandled the water crisis. The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, claimed that the EPA didn’t warn the community of the dangers of the toxic water, nor did they make sure the proper authorities addressed the situation, reports state. The residents are seeking $722 million in damages for the crisis that exposed thousands of children to lead poisoning. “This case involves a major failure on all levels of government to protect the health and safety of the public,” the lawsuit reads. “Local, state and federal agencies and employees, working individually and at times in concert with each other, mismanaged this environment catastrophe.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just last month, four former officials were charged with conspiring to violate safety rules, in connection to the Flint water crisis, bringing the total to 13 charged.

Flint, Michigan Residents Sue the U.S Government over Water Crisis – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amid the increased tension across ...

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Big Sean, Memes, and The Interview: Big Sean Raises $100,000 To Support Flint Residents Big Sean Raises $100,000 To Support Flint Residents -blogged by @BenitaShae ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BigSean stopped by The Daily Show with TrevorNoah, where he took the time to address an issue that hits very close to home: the Flint water crisis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the interview, the Detroit native revealed his foundation, the Sean Anderson Foundation, had raised $100,000 to support the residents of Flint, Michigan, where the drinking water was contaminated with high levels of lead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I just know it’s not even close to being over. In that situation, I feel like, it wasn’t a natural disaster. It’s something that should’ve been prevented and could’ve been prevented,” he explained. “So it’s just disgusting to think about the damages that these families and even kids have to go through with the lead poisoning.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sean also revealed that the final track on his new album "I Decided," titled "Bigger Than Me" will feature the Flint Chosen Choir. He said he wanted to show his support for his home state through music: “Once you hear it, you’ll see why I wanted them to be on that,” he said. “But I was just happy to have Flint be a part of my album in that way, as well.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shoutout to Big Sean for putting his money where his mouth is! BallerificCharity

Big Sean Raises $100,000 To Support Flint Residents -blogged by @BenitaShae ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BigSean stopped by The Daily Show with Trevo...

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Abc, Memes, and Food Stamps: Owsley, Kentucky 99.22% White 95% Republican 96% use Food Stamps. 17th soulja4 ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ In spite of the prevailing stereotypes and assumptions about who uses SNAP Food Stamp benefits the most in the United States, the highest usage is not in Compton, Queens, nor the South Side of Chicago. Instead, a city that is 99.22% white and 95% Republican comes in the lead. Owsley County, Kentucky is a community of about 5,000, residents earning the lowest median household income in the country outside of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Census.The decline in the profits from coal, tobacco and lumber industries led to a harsh toll being taken on the community. Cale Turner, county executive of Owsley County told ABC back in 2010 that economic hardships have led to a high incidence of drug addiction.“Those with drug addictions end up in prison without effective treatment. And it happens over and over in this community. The drug problem continues to get worse every year.”Strangely enough, the residents of Owsley County are almost entirely Republican, in spite of the traditional opposition to the Food Stamp program by the GOP. In fact, just last November, residents of Owsley saw their SNAP benefits reduced drastically as a result of Republican opposition to funding the program.This might rank among the greatest of ironies in history: the Food Stamp Capital of the U.S. is almost entirely white and Republican. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th

☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ In spite of the prevailing stereotypes and assumptions about who uses SNAP ...

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