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Republican Environmental Racism

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class warfare, environment, pollution, racism, Republican Reich )

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Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday November 27, 2017, 1:59 pm
Anyone who could have followed the story of Flint and not seen this coming is not paying attention. Of course it also affects poor whites, not that I see Republicans caring two sticks about them either. They think they are not going to need slaves any longer due to artificial intelligence - which may work for them - but they also think the poisons they are distributing will not reach them, and they are decidedloy wrong about that.


TomCat S (124)
Monday November 27, 2017, 2:13 pm
The Fuhrer and his Republican Reich seem to have found a way to deal with minorities. Polluting their neighborhoods until they can no longer survive is one way to ensure that they won’t vote for Democrats. To be sure, you won’t find the immediate effects of Trump’s environmental policy at Mar-a-Lago or anywhere billionaires congregate. They are reserved for the poor, especially poor minorities.

David C (75)
Monday November 27, 2017, 2:18 pm
awful as is the norm for this administration.....

Pat B (354)
Monday November 27, 2017, 2:38 pm
I feel bad for those living in those communities, as they need assistance and are not getting it. Look at most communities that live and breathe the toxic air. From the elderly, to the babies. When we lived in AZ.,and NC., they used to spray the fields (like the story), with waste. One could smell, breathe it until it dried up. Then they'd do it again, over and over, till the crop grew. Nimby didn't work there, either.

Kudos to Mr. Booker for introducing new legislation to eliminate social injustice. We sure do need it.

Kathleen M (208)
Monday November 27, 2017, 4:23 pm
Grimly noted. Thx for sharing TC. Grrrrr...

Ted W (127)
Monday November 27, 2017, 4:35 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!!RESIST!!Things just keep getting worse!!Huge thanks for sharing. TomCat

Glennis Whitney (393)
Monday November 27, 2017, 5:48 pm
Deplorable and sickening It is the poor that are effected all the time. Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Colleen L (3)
Monday November 27, 2017, 6:35 pm
tRump and his whole administration is despicable. Thanks TomCat

Mitchell D (82)
Monday November 27, 2017, 7:28 pm
There is an old phrase that refers to something “Stinking to high heaven.” This renewed polluting stinks to the, presumably, low hell, just where these &&##@@@&’s ought to be going!

pam w (139)
Monday November 27, 2017, 9:51 pm
I hate to say "THANK" for this horrendous news, Tom.....

Nita L (127)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 2:23 am
Frightening and sickening. Thank you TC for sharing.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 3:46 am
Drumpf’s environmental discrimination in America is of course directly linked to his abandonment of the Paris agreement (now as the only country in the world), both resting on the insane assumption that in this globalized world and with the scale pollution is occurring on the effects are local and can be kept local. Of course the poor minorities will suffer most because they are living in or next to the most polluted areas and absorb the highest concentrations on a daily basis. They’re in the greatest peril of getting sick and dying from pollution, but only those who completely ignore all science can believe pollution will not infiltrate all environment in time, including thay of the 1%, or that local high CO2 and methane emissions doesn’t effect all climate on this planet.

Their lack of long-term vision may prevent plutocrats from seeing that in the end the effects of pollution will get to them as well, but not seeing what it does to the poor minority communities right under their noses is a conscious decision to look the other way. When it comes to close they remove themselves from those troubling sites, gathering in their (almost) pristine resorts and play a round of golf, failing to realize that the water they have their courses sprinkled with to keep them green is being polluted too and their courses will soon be under water from rising sea levels. And with their decisions this administration is speeding up the whole process: callously killing off America’s poor as fast as they can with their pollution and denial of health care, and by passing the point of no return destroying it all, even for themselves.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 4:29 am
The second sentence of the Declaration of Independence says:

"“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”"

What constitutes “Life”?  To me, the unalienable right to life would include clean air to breathe, potable water, freedom from hazardous chemicals that can cause death or disability by ingestion, breathing, contact with eyes or touching just to name three.  Perhaps it also should include freedom from Republicans.

Residential apartheid — an interesting term.  I had not thought of the problem in those words, but they sure do fit.

Perhaps the plant in the picture should be relocated so that it is within 3 miles of Mar-A-Lago.  And Drumpf was worried about the wind turbines off the coast of Scotland near his golf course?  Give him something real, not imagined, with which to concern himself. 

Excellent article!

Winn A (179)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 6:32 am
tRUMPie is such a moron. I could spend lots of time berating him and his administration but I have other things to do such as get ready for work and the paycheck that won't stretch as much due to his disasterous decisions. Impeach him NOW and Resist!!!!!

Trish K (29)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 8:56 am
May the Force be with us

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 9:19 am
thanks for sharing

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 10:55 am

Jim Phillips (3247)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 11:56 am
Robert D. Bullard
Invisible Houston: Full Interview with Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice Movement
Web Exclusive September 07, 2017

Video (CC) & Transcript

TomCat S (124)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 1:35 pm
Thanks hugs and stars to all.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 4:55 pm

Janis K (129)
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 8:08 pm
Thanks for sharing

Jeanne Rogers (1203)
Wednesday November 29, 2017, 7:38 am

TomCat S (124)
Wednesday November 29, 2017, 1:16 pm

Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday December 5, 2017, 8:49 am
This is plain and simple telling us the Dems care about people as the Repubs Could Care LESS!!
Long as they Stuff their own Pockets!
But they Breathe this crap too!!!
Thank you TomCat
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