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Michael Moore Says Stop Sending Water To Flint Michigan

By now we’ve all heard about the tragic act of terrorism inflicted on the people of Flint, MI. Yes, make no mistake this is an act of terrorism on a mass scale. 100,000 people have been allowed to drink poisoned water for over 2 years. 8,000 children will suffer from the affects of lead poisoning for the rest of their lives. This is a plan not even ISIS could dream up but Michigan’s governor, Rick Snyder, made it a reality.

michael moore arrest gov snyderMichael Moore is one of the many celebrities who have been outspoken about the water crisis in Flint. He recently posted a picture of himself holding a pair of handcuffs and a hashtag hand written on a piece of paper that read #ArrestGovSnyder in a recent post on his web site http://michaelmoore.com.  While sending water is important and helps in a very short term basis (Flint has 102,000 citizens, each needing 200 bottles of water per day – which equals 20.4million 16ozbottles of water per day, every day, for the next year or two until this problem is fixed), he details a plan of action to help the people of Flint on a long term basis.

Here is what his plan entails:

  1. Demand the removal and arrest of Rick Snyder, the Governor of Michigan. Whether it’s via resignation, recall or prosecution, this must happen now because he is still refusing to take the aggressive and immediate action needed.
  2. Make the State of Michigan pay for the disaster that the State of Michigan created.
  3. The Federal Government must then be placed in charge.
  4. Evacuate any and all Flint residents who want to leave now.
  5. For those who choose to stay in Flint, FEMA must create a temporary water system in each home.
READ  Flint Receives Nearly $80 Million In Federal Funding For Water Projects

For a more detailed explanation of this plan and to sign the petition go to http://michaelmoore.com/DontSendBottledWater/.

Demand that the federal government take action, demand that Gov. Snyder be removed from office AND brought up on charges. A crime against humanity has been committed against the men, women and innocent children of Flint. The perpetrators of this heinous act must be held accountable.




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39 comments

Lorlean Battle January 31, 2016 at 1:25 pm

This is so sad. Reminds me of how they did nothing when hurricane Katrina hit cause it didn’t effect their people.

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Angela February 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

That’s exactly what I was thinking. They can make all the excuses they but its been proven time and again that help is only for certain demographs. The rest is considered dispensable. It’s disgusting.

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Lynette Johnston January 31, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Hold on! U can switch people from clean water to dirt, contaminated water and still remain governor? Something is seriously wrong with this country.

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Kenneth Young January 31, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Gov Snyder should be in jail right now! Him and anyone who approved this move. These people will be permanently damaged from drinking lead. Theres no way to fix it

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Angela Weatherspoon January 31, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Really is an act of terrorism. If this was a white city, number one it never would have happen, number 2 if it did hed be on trail and convicted of manslaughter

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Sara James January 31, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Why do you have to turn this into a white thing? I’m white, I have family in Flint. Kill the racism, sheesh!

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Chris February 1, 2016 at 1:09 am

I don’t believe the comment above was eluding to all white people being racist. Taken totally out of context but let’s be honest if the city was predominantly white there may have been a different call of action

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Shane February 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Thank you.. I’m black by the way.. The same ppl wishing racism away are the same ones keeping it alive

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Flo Cook February 8, 2016 at 7:43 am

Sara, yes you may have family in Flint, but the reality of the matter is that Flint in majority black. This would never happen in a majority poor white community. Unfortunately, a few poor white people get caught up in destruction that was meant for black peoples just like in the 50’s and 60’s. Hopefully your family is ok and has no small children, who are affected the most.

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Sara James January 31, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Oh and you see the photo above? Michael Moore, you know the white guy, fighting for your “black city”! Not to mention the countless other white celebrities who are campaigning with you, not against! All white people aren’t bad, just like all black people aren’t bad.

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Angela Weatherspoon January 31, 2016 at 8:01 pm

You miss my point. No one said “all whites are bad” or “all blacks are good” so get off your soap box. There are statistical facts to back up things like Blacks are harassed and shot more by police than whites, blacks are arrested in convicted more than whites. There is a history of black people being treated unfairly in this country, so when someone says “if this was a predominantly white neighborhood this wouldnt have went down”. Thats not bashing whites, its bringing to light the unfair treatment blacks get in this country. You dont need to understand what that means because you cant relate.

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Te'Ana January 31, 2016 at 10:50 pm

No one said all whites are bad. There is good and bad with every race. Please don’t get upset. But this is a race issue. And they are trying to destroy blacks more than whites. And thank you for caring about the situation. Stay blessed

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LaMonica February 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

In this case the targeted people were poor people which means everyone in Flint whether black, white or other. Poor doesn’t have a color!

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Jamar Blue February 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Did you watch the video above? You realize even he said this wouldnt have happened in a predominantly white area?

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carolyn February 4, 2016 at 7:37 am

There are more than just black in Flint, I’ve been there. Just stop the hatred people keep stirring up. Everything is not always a race issue, stop making it one.

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Lawrence Smith January 31, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Angela Weatherspoon, you made a great point!! Sara doesn’t walk in our skin so she don’t have a clue and the way she process things is not her fault, she just uneducated but after reading your well written comment, I hope she follow up with research.

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meco January 31, 2016 at 9:39 pm

I use 200 bottles of water a day?

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Michelle Evans January 31, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Yep, the average person uses 80-100 gallons a day. You have to consider – your shower, brushing your teeth, toilet flushes, washing your hands, washing your clothes, cooking etc. Think of how much water you use when you take a show alone. Thats not even taking into consideration the other things you do during the week like moping your floor, or watering your plants.

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Lucy February 1, 2016 at 7:25 am

No I do not use 80-100 a day

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shayna February 3, 2016 at 3:10 pm

it adds up. how many bottle just for a shower, cooking, brushing your teeth etc.

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YUSUF SHAHID January 31, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Sad sad day in this day and age!!

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Frank Rossman February 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

I am the Social Justice Chair of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, and have been empowered by UUCF’s recently ratified Resolution Calling for Redress of Grievances of the Flint Water Crises to issue The Snyder Administration an 8D on the Flint Water Crisis.
Team Snyder is running Michigan as a business, per Governor Snyder’s own proclamation, so we should use the Tools of Business that Team Snyder is familiar with.
Flint residents, and many Michiganders are familiar with the 8D format.

My goal is to submit the 8D by Monday February 8, 2016.
Please provide any comments, and feedback prior to 8:00 AM Monday, February 8, 2016.

For those who are not here’s the explanation from Wikipedia:
Eight Disciplines (8Ds) Problem Solving is a method developed at Ford Motor Company used to approach and to resolve problems, typically employed by engineers or other professionals. Focused on product and process improvement, its purpose is to identify, correct, and eliminate recurring problems. It establishes a permanent corrective action based on statistical analysis of the problem and on the origin of the problem by determining the root causes. Although it originally comprised eight stages, or ‘disciplines’, it was later augmented by an initial planning stage. 8D follows the logic of the PDCA cycle. The disciplines are:

D0: Plan: Plan for solving the problem and determine the prerequisites.
D1: Use a Team: Establish a team of people with product/process knowledge.
D2: Describe the Problem: Specify the problem by identifying in quantifiable terms the who, what, where, when, why, how, and how many (5W2H) for the problem.
D3: Develop Interim Containment Plan: Define and implement containment actions to isolate the problem from any customer.
D4: Determine, and Verify Root Causes and Escape Points: Identify all applicable causes that could explain why the problem has occurred. Also identify why the problem was not noticed at the time it occurred. All causes shall be verified or proved. One can use five whys or Ishikawa diagrams to map causes against the effect or problem identified.
D5: Verify Permanent Corrections (PCs) for Problem will resolve problem for the customer: Using pre-production programs, quantitatively confirm that the selected correction will resolve the problem. (Verify that the correction will actually solve the problem.)
D6: Define and Implement Corrective Actions: Define and Implement the best corrective actions.
D7: Prevent System Problems: Modify the management systems, operation systems, practices, and procedures to prevent recurrence of this and all similar problems.
D8: Congratulate Your Team: Recognize the collective efforts of the team. The team needs to be formally thanked by the organization.
8Ds has become a standard in the automotive,[1] assembly, and other industries that require a thorough structured problem solving process using a team approach.
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Frank Rossman February 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

On Sunday, January 31, 2016 the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint ratified the Resolution Calling for Redress of Grievances for the Flint Water Crisis. This resolution enables representatives of the UUCF to move forward with addressing the Flint Water Crisis with the full backing of the UUCF. The Resolution is as follows: Resolution Calling for Redress of Grievances
This resolution by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint is guided by:
Article 25 of the The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights:
1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of
himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, medical care and necessary
social services and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness,
disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his
control.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee:
UUSC’s Environmental Justice Program promotes and defends the human right to water.
The human right to water entitles everyone to safe, sufficient, accessible, and affordable
water for personal and domestic use—yet, almost three-quarters of a billion people around
the world lack clean drinking water. UUSC works to influence government policies related
to environmental justice and mobilize activists to hold governments and corporation elites
accountable for water-rights violations.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint calls for the resignation and/or
prosecution of any public official, private individual, or organization guilty of
malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance that resulted in the contamination of
Flint water and tragic health consequences for the people of Flint, Michigan and
Genesee County.
Additionally, the UUCF calls upon the President of the United States to declare Flint
a “disaster” for the purpose of providing additional Federal resources for the
resultant health and infrastructure needs of the Flint community.
Further, the UUCF calls for:
• Investigation and prosecution, if appropriate, by the United States Attorney for the Eastern
District of Michigan of those who may be criminally responsible for this tragedy;
• Michigan government officials to waive their immunity from Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) requests and the release all documents related to the water crisis;
•Waiving and/or refunding water bills for the entire period, past and present, that Flint’s water
was/is contaminated as a result of the negligent decisions of public officials;
•Federal, state, and local governments to provide cartridge replacements for water filters,
water testing and/or test kits, and health screenings and information for the duration of the
water crisis;
• The replacement of all lead infrastructure that provides water to the residents of Flint and
other residents of Genesee County served by Flint’s water system;
•Tax credits for property owners who undertake to repair/replace infrastructure damaged by
this water crisis;
• The commitment of long-term funding to mitigate developmental and health challenges faced
by children and adults who were poisoned by lead-contaminated water;
• The commitment of resources to students for educational needs caused by lead
contamination;
• Repealing Michigan’s emergency manager law;
• Compensation to the victims of Legionnaire’s disease or any other illness should a link to
Flint’s water crisis be established;
• Research to determine the impact of “downstream” systems impacted by corrosive Flint water
to include equipment (such as hot water heaters) and valued living organisms (such as pets)
and the establishment of a compensation fund for such “downstream” victims;
• Repealing the immunity provisions currently afforded the executive and legislative branches of
Michigan state government;
•The passage of regulatory legislation to ensure that such a crisis does not happen again.

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Troy February 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

They don’t prioritize things because of race. This water situation is an unfortunate scenario and everyone wants justice. The racial demographics of Flint are irrelevant.

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Jamar Blue February 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

lol What planet do you live one? I want to move there lmao

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Isha Rogers February 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm

lol I want to live there too. Sounds like a nice place

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J. Luma February 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Bottled Water companies should be donating water instead of people making these companies even more profit from the direct abuse of the supposed state run officials who are paid by the tax dollars of the people. So far no arrest have been made, no jobs have been taken away, and no one is calling for the EPA to be held accountable, but 100’s of videos of people spending their own hard earned dollars to place a band aid to help our brothers and sisters in Flint. If you’re really following this- you’ll realize that many other places are dealing with the same high levels of poisonous water, but no media coverage……. Bottled Water companies stand to make billions selling people what we should have for free.

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Isha Rogers February 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Yea, whats crazy is it wasnt the water that was technically contaminated. It was the pipes. Our water system is so old most of the pipes are all made with copper and lead but theres a coating that have built up in them that keeps the copper and lead from leaking into the water. The water from the source they switched too was corrosive and it ate through this coating causing the pipes to leak lead. That means can happen anywhere. So even thought they have changes back to lake huron for their water, the pipes are still leaking lead. they have to replace the piping system which will take years. FEMA should have been there with water tanks for every house. We spend a Billion on 1 military airplane bust can fix this issue quickly?

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Kyle Little February 1, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Unbelievable our poor city is a disaster

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Kyle Little February 2, 2016 at 12:41 am

i m born and raised in flint and though our population consists of 47 percent white and 53 percent black we will all fight together. no matter who tries to make this a racial war ( thanks hillary clinton) . they have taken all of our industry thus driving our crime rates through the roof . have now poisend our families to the point of no return. i feel they want to wipe the slate clean and start over in flint . but we will not fall we will fight together . we have been lied to given expired water filters replaced in non expired packages stating that they filter lead and they were found to be false. i want to personally thank everyone who is helping to save our lives literally. in gods eyes we are all family and those of us fortunate enough would do the same. i feel they should not have put the money in the hands of the same guy that destroyed us . they had a recent meeting which there was a master plumber attending . he asked when shall we start i can have a hundred guys tomorrow . what do you need thirty days ? i can have a thousand guys ready. the response was we have not figured out a date to repair pipes yet. they stated it would take 15 years . the master plumber said they could do it in a year. sounds like stall time to figure the best way to put the money in they’re pocket. tell that to the people losing hands full of hair daily and they’re babies covered head to toe with rashes. and the kids with asthma that can’t put the machine down because they just can’t heal. or the people that have died from legionnaires disease. again thank you for your help lets fight these terrorists together the time is now. I’m sure with flint they are testing the waters. no pun intended.

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Donald MacKenzie February 2, 2016 at 5:38 am

Moore loves the federal government- and big guvn’t and public spending in general. He’s not even trying to hide his communism anymore, and ironically, he’s proving why centralist planned is so backwards and the people and philanthropy are killing it on their own. Let the locals run things.

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Deval Smith February 2, 2016 at 6:18 am

I suppose when the problem is fixed the discussion will begin on what this Flint water crisis says about the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act; state primacy, the lead and copper rule and consumer confidence reports. These were all designed to prevent something like this in America so no one could say it’s HIS fault. There seems to be a much bigger problem.

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Michael February 2, 2016 at 10:03 am

Here is another example of someone standing on a soapbox shouting words they don’t understand. Terrorism is a violent action that is used to instill fear (terror) in a population to further a political and/or religous message. The Flint Water Crisis is, at its heart, the product of greed and gross neglegence

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real money February 3, 2016 at 1:12 am

Its on the line of terrorism…they were in fear of using water. It hold a political message.. Simply I am have the power to do something but won’t.. He need to step down as Governor. It that simply.

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Isha Rogers February 3, 2016 at 9:42 am

100,000 people afraid to drink the water that comes out of the faucets in their homes. Elected Government official that knew he was pumping poisoned water into peoples home for over a year. Why’d he do it? Political gain. That sounds like a form of terrorism to me. And terrorism doesnt have to be a violent action. You can terrorize someone by looking at them a certain way or by saying something. Sounds like you dont know the meaning of the word

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real money February 3, 2016 at 1:00 am

He didn’t make them switch to that bad water.
That had to be there mayor… What he did is take to long to come up with a solution for the problem. Also take jobs away from Michigan when he cancel the movie Incentive…He should of been out of office.

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Katt February 3, 2016 at 5:29 am

I’ve read some of the comments and they sadden me. I am a teacher and a teacher of realities. The truth of the matter is that this is more of a GREEN issue…A HAVE AND HAVE NOT issue. Those with money make decisions FOR those who do not. In our state 80% of those who receive federal money/aid DID not get out and vote and allowed this creep to creep into office. IN SO MANY WORDS HE TOLD US THAT HE WAS NOT FOR US…WORKING FOLK. POOR FOLK. FOLK NEEDING ASSISTANCE. Flint is a poorer city…almost seemingly dispensible after the plants closed. DOES THIS MAKE IT RIGHT??? A resounding HELL NO, but this is the nation where we live. Are there any racial undertones…yes, but the bigger picture is that PEOPLE ARE SICK AND DYING just to have a drink of water (Black,White,young,and old). Have an awesome day!

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B.Ray February 5, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Pretyty bad when the water issue in flint has turned into a black or white thing.if you look at the news its not even just flint that has fucked up water there are a few places in michigan some of them being northern michigan where there is more whites and them cities and towns are not even being discussed. Everyone needs to get off there high horses and stop with the back this white this bullshit and come together and unite as one of this country is going to be worse off than it already is

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I'm just saying.. February 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Flint, MI has alot of history, some are struggles that push the people of Flint in hard times, one of them being when General Motors closed 2-3 factory sites. And now the water crisis. The very people that made the decision to cripple Flint should be handle accountable, not to put money back in there hands to “fix” their solution. I feel that should clean house and have an emergency administration to come in and fix the problem. They have the grant(s), sound like to me they have the man power. Now fix it. I believe that someone is going to drag this out as long as they can. Somebody somewhere is getting paid and sitting up like a fat cat. Children are suffering, business are hurting, people are being affected. Whoever that made the decision to switch the water knew the affects on the people of flint. Before any big decision, screenings are done, I am quite sure there is a board of people that any decision to be scrutinized and researched.
The people of Flint are suffering. Blacks, whites, asians, hispanics, and Indians are suffering. I stand for my people and you stand for your people and be sure to help all people. Don’t get distracted in this crisis. Everyone needs a hand.

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