How to Help Residents Suffering from the Flint Water Crisis

Karmic Reaction Blog

Click Here:

https://www.cityofflint.com/how-can-i-help/

How to Donate Water

All Pallets and Cases of Water over 100:

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Address: 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503

Call: (810) 239-4441 ask for Tina Martinez, Director of Operations to schedule a delivery

Loose water cases (non-pallet and under 100 cases)

Weekdays: Catholic Charities
Address: 901 Chippewa St, Flint, MI 48503

Call: (810) 232-9950 to make arrangements for delivery


Help Flint in Various Ways, Click Here: www.HelpForFlint.com


Flint Water Information Clearinghouse, Click Here:www.FlintWaterDefenseInfo.org


Class Action Lawsuit Info and Assistance, Click Here:www.FlintWaterClassAction.com

Current News Article Links:

https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/government/6-flint-residents-arrested-town-hall-protesting-water-crisis-yeah-thats-still-happening/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/thousands-of-flint-residents-could-lose-their-homes-because-of-unpaid-water-bills/ar-BBAKSzi

https://www.yahoo.com/news/queen-latifah-stars-movie-flint-water-crisis-203301923.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/04/the-latest-in-flints-water-crisis-pay-for-it-or-lose-your-home/?outputType=accessibility&nid=menu_nav_accessibilityforscreenreader

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-poisoning-of-flint/2016/01/19/5462112c-be02-11e5-9443-7074c3645405_story.html?utm_term=.2560afa1e8bf

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis FLINT, MI – FEBRUARY 19: People gather in front of a church before participating in a national mile-long march to highlight the push for clean water in Flint February 19, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. The march was organized in part by Rev. Jesse Jackson. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Ebola Update

Video: Saturday Night Live Hits Obama Hard on Handling of Ebola Crisis and Many Others

http://www.theminorityreportblog.com/2014/10/27/video-saturday-night-live-hits-obama-hard-on-handling-of-ebola-crisis-and-many-others/


WHO welcomes Swissmedic approval of Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

http://who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/swissmedic-ebola-vaccine/en/

 

The vaccine is based on a genetically modified chimpanzee adenovirus (“ChAd-Ebola”; Chimpanzee-Adenovirus chAD3-ZEBOV). The trial will test the safety of the vaccine and its capacity to induce an immune response. Results from the CHUV trial will – together with the results of other centres involved – provide the basis for planning subsequent trials involving several thousand participants, and for choosing vaccine dose-level for efficacy trials.




 

Ebola Shots on Lake Geneva for $845 Tests Vaccine Support

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-28/volunteers-will-test-ebola-virus-in-switzerland-for-845.html?hootPostID=564c68975675f6651fd0e57add1b1876

Lausanne, Switzerland,

The city will host the largest study for the leading experimental vaccine to fight Ebola, a key step in halting the outbreak. Though its sedate streets are far from the contagion in West Africa, the scientist leading the tests says he’s managed to find a first batch of willing participants — albeit mostly doctors and medical students.

 

While Genton says he’s found plenty of colleagues and medical students willing to volunteer, recruiting participants from the broader community may be more difficult. People who are randomized to receive either the experimental shot or a placebo receive 800 Swiss francs ($845) as reimbursement for their time and travel expenses.


Is the Tide Turning Against Ebola in Liberia?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2014/10/28/reports_indicate_that_ebola_infections_are_down_in_parts_of_liberia_is_the.html?wpsrc=fol_tw

Local reports suggest that there have been fewer new infections and fewer deaths from Ebola in Liberia than in August and September.

Public health researcher Helen Epstein writes for the New York Review of Books:

In August, the streets of Monrovia were strewn with bodies and emergency Ebola clinics were turning away patients. Today, nearly half of the beds in those treatment units are empty. I’ve been here a week and have yet to see a single body in the street. Funeral directors say business is off by half.

Northern Lofa County, which borders Sierra Leone and was one of the hardest-hit areas, has seen three consecutive weeks of declines in the number of cases observed, according to the WHO.

All the same, we’re far from out of the woods in the fight against the disease that has already killed in the neighborhood of 5,000 people around the world. There have been no similar reports of drops in the other countries affected by Ebola. In fact, the number of cases has risen sharply in Western Sierra Leone this month. The disease also may have spread to yet another country—82 people in Mali who came in contact with a toddler who died of Ebola last week are currently being monitored for signs of the disease. The collateral damage from the outbreak—including the impact on the economies and political institutions of some of the world’s most fragile states and the setback in the fight against diseases like malaria—will continue to mount.


Transmission

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/index.html

When an infection does occur in humans, the virus can be spread in several ways to others. Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth) with

  • blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola
  • objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus
  • infected fruit bats or primates (apes and monkeys)

Ebola is not spread through the air or by water, or in general, by food. However, in Africa, Ebola may be spread as a result of handling bushmeat (wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats. There is no evidence that mosquitos or other insects can transmit Ebola virus. Only a few species of mammals (for example, humans, bats, monkeys, and apes) have shown the ability to become infected with and spread Ebola virus.


Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/qas-pets.html

Can dogs get infected or sick with Ebola?

At this time, there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread Ebola to people or other animals. Even in areas in Africa where Ebola is present, there have been no reports of dogs and cats becoming sick with Ebola. There is limited evidence that dogs become infected with Ebola virus, but there is no evidence that they develop disease.

Here in the United States, are our dogs and cats at risk of becoming sick with Ebola?

The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the United States is very low. Therefore, the risk to pets is also very low, as they would have to come into contact with blood and body fluids of a person with Ebola. Even in areas in Africa where Ebola is present, there have been no reports of dogs and cats becoming sick with Ebola.

Can I get Ebola from my dog or cat?

At this time, there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread Ebola to people or animals. The chances of a dog or cat being exposed to Ebola virus in the United States is very low as they would have to come into contact with blood and body fluids of a symptomatic person sick with Ebola.

Can my pet’s body, fur, or paws spread Ebola to a person?

We do not yet know whether or not a pet’s body, paws, or fur can pick up and spread Ebola to people or other animals. It is important to keep people and animals away from blood or body fluids of a person with symptoms of Ebola infection.

Australia instigates Ebola-prompted ban on travel from West Africa

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/28/world/asia/australia-immigration-policy-ebola/index.html?sr=tw102814australiaebola1130aVODtopLink

 

Telling Australia’s parliament during a question time session Monday that his ministry was currently “not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries,” he said that the government was also suspending its humanitarian program.

READ: New Jersey releases nurse quarantined in Ebola scare

He added that holders of permanent Australian visas based in these countries would be subject to a mandatory, three-week quarantine process prior to their departure. Visitors approved to travel to Australia will also face further screening and followup checks upon arrival.


Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. -Martin Luther King Jr.

A bit of hope that eventually truth and love conquer all. But how long is eventually? And is this really so?

The Bombing of MOVE and West Philadelphia 42 Years Later

United States Hypocrisy

The vicious, racist police forces of Philadelphia unleashed one of the largest acts of terror on the city’s Black residents forty-two years ago today.

From PSLweb.org – Liberation News:

42 years after the MOVE bombing

On May 13, 1985, police used C-4 explosives to blow up a home in a heavily populated Black neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While undeniably a criminal act in and of itself, the cops then deliberately prevented the fire department from extinguishing the flames.

Over the ensuing four hours, the police and firefighters stood by, allowing three blocks around Philadelphia’s Osage Avenue to burn to the ground. In total eleven people died and sixty-two houses were lost.

While this specific incident may not be well known, similar state violence against oppressed communities is a daily reality –especially when working people unite and organize to fight back.

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Riots

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility. -Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King also said, “A riot is the language of the unheard.”

Wonder if MLK made a distinction between riot vs protest. Riot is a widely used term to describe a protest involving communities of color. And often these peaceful protests end in riots when government operatives or opposition groups infiltrate to agitate and incite violence that nullify the message or intent of the protest.

With so much government spying, can riots or protests lead to real change?

They haven’t so far, yet, we see more and more protests or riots to increase awareness and more and more opposition to that awareness. Change requires long-term commitment while protests or riots are as MLK said, reactionary emotional catharsis. Plus protests or riots are vulnerable to outside inference that dilute their message.

How else can we attract media attention to increase awareness about important life and death issues?

Barbie Gets Old and Fat at 50!

Reblogged because humor is important!

Failure to Listen

Barbie Gets Old and Fat at 50!

She developed some bad habits over the years!  At least, she is still blonde and smiling.  She looks happy, very happy….But

barbie old at 50

Barbie at 50!

  • What happened to that waistline?  Sugar
  • Doesn’t she know smoking is bad for her health?   Looks like she could give a Sh*t!  Furthermore, it’s pot.
  • Are her boobs sagging?  Yes and so is her belly

Source of image:  Facebook

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Know Your Rights

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. -Martin Luther King Jr.

Colin Kaepernick is living.  Became a fan of Kaepernick not because of his football skills but because of his anthem protest. TBH, didn’t know who he was until then.   He got hell, football fans were pissed:  How dare he use his position to call attention to the plight of PoC, whose human rights were violated and abused daily?  How dare he publicly  acknowledge police brutality? Or that #BlackLivesMatter?

In support, I decided to sit during the anthem at football games.  While it felt odd as everyone around me stood and some displayed disapproval,  it was liberating to step outside the box of hypocrisy.

Initially, was disappointed  when I read  his Know Your Rights Camp’s Ten-Point Program.  How were granola-bar rights going to help underprivileged  kids with police encounters? Several days later the light bulb went on, these were basic human needs.

For many inner city underprivileged kids, such basic human needs were lacking and not a given. Food, shelter, health and a sense of safety were daily challenges and unmet needs.  Many don’t  know they deserve to be loved and nurtured.

Inspired by the Black Panthers’ “Ten-Point Program” (per the Daily News), Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights (per Washington Post):

1. You have the right to be free.

2. You have the right to be healthy.

3.  You have the right to be brilliant.

4.  You have the right to be safe.

5.  You have the right be loved.

6.  You have the right to be courageous.

7.  You have the right to be alive.

8.  You have the right to be trusted.

9.  You have the right to be educated.

10.  You have the right to know your rights.

Know Your Rights Camp