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TomCat
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TomCat S (125)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 1:10 pm
Nobody has given more and better coverage of the Republican water crimes of Sturmbannführer Snyder and his token lackey, Darnell Earley, City Manager of Flint, than Rachel Maddow. I am not going to embed her Flint Town Hall videos here, but I will provide a link to them. I want to make sure that you do not miss the the return of a native son to his home town. Normally I never copy an entire article, but I’ll make exceptions with Open Letters, as that format means that the author cares most about spreading the information in it. So without further ado, here is an open letter from Michael Moore.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 1:39 pm
THANKS FOR SHARING TOMCAT
 

Pat B (356)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 1:47 pm
1. Had already signed. He should have been fired already, and gone to prison for this atrocity!!

2. Michigan's state Treasury showed a nearly a $600 million surplus. There is also another $600 million in the state’s “rainy day fund”. That’s $1.2 billion – just about what Flint’s congressman, Dan Kildee, estimates it will cost to replace the water infrastructure and care for the thousands of poisoned children throughout their growing years. This must be addressed, and fixed. Make the state pay. I agree w/4, 5, and 6 also.

What is going to happen to the children of Flint w/the disabilities and folks who have lead poisoning?? This is a national tragedy that could have been avoided, and wasn't.
 

Animae C (509)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 1:58 pm
"....you cannot reverse the irreversible brain damage that has been inflicted upon every single child in Flint."
DISGRACEFUL!!! Arrest snyder!!!!
Petition already signed
461,125
 

Angelika R (143)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 2:06 pm
Thx and good on you TC forposting this, it needs widest possible attention!
I had signed his petition much earlier already. And he is right with everything he says: Snyder IS a TERRORIST, should be dealt with accordingly. And yes, his voters should be held to collective accountability as well!
This crime borders on genocide, manslaughter on a industiral scale, is what this is!
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 2:11 pm
I also have previously signed this. I just want to point out that there are some ignorant racists (I know, I repeat myself) out there saying that this can't be a Republican or a racist thing because the elected city officials of Flint are mostly Democratic and black. Please remind them at every opportunity that the only elected person who was involved in this was the Republican governor, who took power away from the elected city officials and APPOINTED a REPUBLICAN city manager as his hired killer.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 2:42 pm
And furthermore -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donald-cohen/is-the-tragedy-in-flint-a_b_9103320.html
If anything could make this tragedy any worse, it is this prospect. Nothing new, everyone who knows me knows that I consider "privatization" to be the only English word possibly more obscene than "Republican."
 

David C (75)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 2:50 pm
I think governor snyder and family should all be required to live in Flint until the water iscleared up.....before any other punishment
 

divergent r (309)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 3:36 pm
Coal miners water
water you waiting four
ok those are my puns
signed and noted
tyTC
 

JL A (281)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 4:42 pm
My heart aches so for all those children who will have a harder time controlling their anger and impulses as they grow up. Thanks TC for the continuing coverage. I've signed every petition I see.
 

Jim Phillips (3247)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 5:15 pm
Signed all petitions as linked in PP and elsewhere via emails. I grew up in NW section of Detroit, MI. and was only an hour away from Flint, MI. I am saddened by what has transpired to the state of Michigan especially since Gov. Snyder and his GOP cronies have done to the state in the past few years.

Saw the town Hall meeting last night via Miro. It was very informative and to the point. If you have time, please view the entire broadcast segments as there are several.

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show

Gov, Snyder needs to be removed from his office and arrested along with Darnell Earley, with his cronies and sent to prison for life for what they have done to the people and especially to the children of Flint, Michigan.

If a private group of people had done what Gov, Snyder has done, they would all be in prison for poisoning. No if or buts!

Michael Moore is correct in his assessments as well as the master plumber and the guests in the Rachel Maddow Show. I am so glad that Rachel brought this story and for exposing this made-made tragedy onto National TV.

The monies being sent to Michigan by the Feds should go to an independent organization and disbursed from there. The monies should not go into the hands of Gov. Snyder nor to the GOP-controlled legislators nor turned over to the for-profit private sector businesses. The monies must be documented and accountable. The monies saved up in Michigan's coffers must be used first before using the monies sent in by the Feds. Plans must be made and money, set aside, must be put into place for the continuing health of the children for life.

Yes, I agree that FEMA, CDC, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers should be sent in to Flint, Michigan immediately.

The people of Flint, MI. must not and should not be forced to pay for poisonous, toxic waters. The bills should go directly to Gov. Snyder. No children nor any homes should be taken away by the state nor by Gov. Snyder for non-payment of the poisonous water bills.

Once again, Gov. Snyder must be arrested!

.
 

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 6:45 pm
I have signed at least two petitions seeking Gov.snyder's arrest.

If the public would not, eventually, have to pay medical expenses for he and his City Manager buddy, I would suggest they be arrested, and givem no water to drink but Flint river water, for the entire time they are incarcerated!

Maybe, maybe, maybe, folks across the country will begin to realize that evertbody pays one price, or another, for politically driven manipulations of the sort Michael Moore points out that Snyder has run, apparently, all over the state, they will begin to drive these pieces of fecal matter from politics! No, I'm not going to hold my breath.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 9:00 pm
Already signed

I like Michael Moore
 

Edith B (146)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 9:13 pm
I have signed several petitions and also shared them on Facebook. Snyder should be prosecuted, but I doubt that he will. Bravo to Rachel Maddow for airing the stories and to Michael Moore for his support of Flint
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 10:51 pm
Snyder is a sanctimonious son-of-a-bitch who doesn't give a rat's ass about the people of Flint. The only reason he is flapping his jaws now (that is not the same as acting) is because he got caught. He's simply trying to board his ass! I agree with Michael Moore and further think that Snyder and his cronies should be held financially accountable to the limit of their financial resources, and should be tried and convicted with the sentence being life without parole for each of Flint's citizens . . . that's roughly 102,000 life terms each. Even Methuselah's life was short by that standard.
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 10:59 pm
BTW, several petitions already signed including Michael Moore's.
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday January 29, 2016, 4:27 am
Previously Signed,Thank you
 

Arielle S (313)
Friday January 29, 2016, 5:45 am
Criminal charges...I want to see criminal charges. Lynn says it all...
 

pam w (139)
Friday January 29, 2016, 5:50 am
As always, I admire Rachel and Michael! I don't understand why this has been allowed to continue!
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday January 29, 2016, 7:22 am
While watching the first half of the interview with Michael Moore, it occurred to me that Flint could be grateful for having him as such an eloquent activist for their cause, but also that undoubtedly there were towns and cities like Flint that nobody is ever going to hear about. In the second half of the interview, Michael Moore says something very similar to this. Flint was already a broken town, broken down by State Republican government, before the water poisoning came to light. This poisoning is horrendous with very long-lasting consequences, but what happened before to Flint, and so many other cities where most are poor and of African-American origin, is equally repugnant. And all is covered up until a town has its unique man-made disaster and a spokes(wo)man like Rachel Maddow or Michael Moore.

Flint is mentioned in our newspapers and on TV almost daily, with a lot o0f information given, but nothing so extensively and insightful as Moore's open letter and interview of course and I'm absolutely gob smacked. There's nothing I could possibly add to what Moore's already said and suggested. Federal government should start implementing each and every one of these suggestions immediately and send the bill to those who felt entitled to part of that $100 million tax cut gov. Snyder handed them. Oh, and please also send part of that bill to him at his new address: jail now, prison later.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday January 29, 2016, 7:34 am
Petition previously signed, noted, Thanks
 

Winn Adams (179)
Friday January 29, 2016, 8:06 am
Signed - The Governor should resign.
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday January 29, 2016, 12:26 pm
Michael Moore knows how to say it how it is. He's right too. Already signed twice with both addys and shared.
Noted.
 

Janet B (0)
Friday January 29, 2016, 1:45 pm
Thanks
 

TomCat S (125)
Friday January 29, 2016, 2:06 pm
Thank you all! Hugs!! Stars all around!!!
 

Chris C (152)
Friday January 29, 2016, 3:10 pm
Rachel Maddow should be properly thanked for bringing attn to this atrocity and not letting go even holding her forum on it on TV. It isn't over for Snyder. I think it's only a matter of time that he's gone and buried!
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday January 29, 2016, 3:14 pm
The governor of Michigan should be jailed. I signed the petition already. Thanks for sharing TC.
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 12:01 am
Thanks TomCat
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 8:57 am
Re-posted this, and several other News Items on this subject, in the Care2 group, "Michael Moore/People Power!"
By the way, is it just MY groups, something funny is going on with C2 groups, all of my groups say "no posts" even after I have posted on them!!! I have complained to C2 but nothing's been done... I can still post in my groups, and other people do, but for me it's complicated! So, is it just MY groups, is Care2 going thru some kind of rearrangement or glitch or what?!
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 9:44 am
This is PLAINLY BOTH TERRORISM, AND GENOCIDE, BY ANY DEFINITION.
If you believe that "terrorists" [and not some elements of the Bush govt and the Military, as the EVIDENCE clearly shows], if you still believe the crazy Conspiracy Theory that "foreign terrorists" were responsible for 9/11, those over 3,000 lives lost, were a TINY NUMBER compared to the casualties and potential casualties in Flint...
and, now we hear that OTHER COMMUNITIES ARE EXPERIENCING LEAD POISONING FROM WATER ALSO. Look it up for yourselves, I don't have time to give the Reference here.....
Any "foreign terrorists" who committed MURDER AND ASSAULT on such a scale, we'd be screaming like after 9/11.... But DOMESTIC TERRORISTS AT HIGH LEVELS GET AWAY WITH IT wholesale.... we are reluctant to BELIEVE this, it is too frightening, like Germans living in Germany, both many Jews and non-Jews, didn't BELIEVE the Holocaust WHILE IT WAS GOING ON, it was too "impossible" in a "civilized country" with "scientific advances" like Germany was considered at the time - THIS IS THE EXACT SAME PSYCHOLOGY we are dealing with IN THE UNITED STATES population.....
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I have this theory, TAKE IT AS YOU WILL, but I see Evidence all around...
I do believe this was and is on some level, *DELIBERATE* *GENOCIDE*.
I believe that the Very Wealthy, the 1%, MOST DEFINITELY KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON as far as Climate Change, potential mass starvation because of GMOs and pesticides, etc. After all, THEY CAN AFFORD TO HIRE THE BEST BRAINS to advise them - and they know that!!! Just like they can afford the best cars, best clothes, best cooking, best medical care, etc. THEY WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE CLOWNS AND IDIOTS, the very, very Wealthy wouldn't! THOSE ARE JUST WHAT THEY FOIST OFF ON THE IGNORANT MASSES.
The very, very Wealthy don't NEED mass armies, and a massive work force, in agriculture or in factories, anymore, what with AUTOMATION and Robots. They don't NEED a mass impoverished and slave labor force to support a few at the top, like in previous centuries.
With Climate Change and Global CATASTROPHE, the rising of sea levels and poisoning and permanent degradation of wide swaths of land and water thru Fracking for example, ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF HUMANITY if any, will be able to even Survive. AND THE WEALTHY, THE 1%, ARE DETERMINED IT SHALL BE THEMSELVES. They have the POWER.....
So this in Flint, AND IN THE OTHER PLACES THAT ARE NOW BEING UNCOVERED, are part of A DELIBERATE LONG-TERM PLAN OF GENOCIDE. Not of one "minority group" this time, but of everyone who isn't "Them". They will hire a FEW of us as Bodyguards and Personal Servants, to share the crumbs from their tables - and be grateful for SURVIVAL. Survival for themselves and their Families. People WILL DO ANYTHING FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THEIR FAMILIES. If they are given a choice - between slavery and death. History shows that.
They are starting with "Minority Groups" because those are the WEAKEST. "First, they came for the..."
There is simply NO WAY that the Very Wealthy DO NOT KNOW ALL ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND ITS TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES, and haven't from the VERY BEGINNING. There is absolutely NO WAY that they believe ANY of the nonsense they tell others, paid by them, to spread. Maybe these their present Lackeys are the ones who will eventually get a place behind the guarded walls, the ones who willingly work for them now... like Gov Snyder.
I mean, LOOK AT IT, it simply MAKES NO SENSE that the Wealthiest People all over the world [not just in the US] DON'T KNOW about Global Warming. And make NO PLANS for themselves and their families. They must be FULLY PREPARED TO ADJUST. And that means ONLY THEY will control ALL the Resources. And it is OBVIOUS that they thru tax cuts, and other International Policies, ARE GRADUALLY AND SURELY CONCENTRATING ALL AVAILABLE AND POTENTIAL RESOURCES IN THEIR OWN HANDS...
This all makes PERFECT SENSE, and I can't see any OTHER explanation... these are NOT RANDOM, UNCONNECTED HAPPENINGS [because of a few "Bad Eggs" here and there...] But like the Holocaust WHILE it was going on, IT IS TOO HORRIBLE TO CONTEMPLATE and psychologically, we CAN'T... even tho WE ARE THE VICTIMS, our Fate is TOO MONSTROUS....
Look at 9/11. *LOOK AT KATRINA*. Look at FRACKING. Look at Flint. Look at Tax Cuts for the Rich. What if these were NOT "isolated instances of somebody-or-other being STUPID"? "Stupid" person here, "Stupid" person there..... Yeah. No pattern. No pattern at all.
 

Robert B (55)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 11:55 am
Criminal incompetence.
 

TomCat S (125)
Saturday January 30, 2016, 1:22 pm
Thanks ans amen to all!
 

Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday February 9, 2016, 10:24 am
noted
 
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