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Category Archive for 'Fuck the Poor'

Oh well, it’s not like we care about poor kids anyway! Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has gripped Flint, documents seen by the Guardian show. The controversial approach to water testing is […]

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A water pollution scandal in the US has risen to the surface of this year’s presidential campaign. Lead-contaminated drinking water was piped to Flint after the city in Michigan switched its supplier in 2014 to save cash. Efforts are now underway to protect the population, with bottled water being distributed, but Hillary Clinton used Sunday […]

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When I was first cutting my teeth in the newspaper business, my editors sent me out on “house ends,” visits to homes where I would interview families of interest because something very bad of interest had happened to them. It was the late 1960s and many of these house ends were the result of the […]

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It’s not complicated. Investors get a huge return on their “donations” in the form of a huge tax credit after 10 years — one that outperforms the S&P. And since it’s backed by the feds, it’s safer than anything else. The problem is, the schools are failing: The charter-school industry — consisting of schools that […]

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So many of my friends are still scrambling to find anything more than part-time work. This was one of the reasons Shadgirl killed herself: She was earning only 30% of what she was making before the crash. Sigh… Laid off at the start of the recession from the diagnostic testing firm in Seattle where she […]

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Yeah, I don’t think I’ll be shopping there anytime soon: MIDTOWN SOUTH — Cinthia Carolina Reyes Orellana had just finished trying on a set of shirts at Macy’s Herald Square one evening last summer, when she carried the two she planned to buy out of the dressing room and down the escalator to the floor […]

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One of the things we’re not allowed to talk about is that we could deal with global warming simply by encouraging people to limit themselves to two children. (I think you all know why.) But look what we’re doing to rape victims in other countries: This isn’t a situation where Congress has prevented the administration […]

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The austerity show must go on! SOCIAL Justice Secretary Alex Neil has hit out at the “callous” response from the UK government after he called for the severely disabled to be exempt from distressing work capability assessments. He wrote to Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson citing the case highlighted in The National over the […]

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Yeah, fuck that shit. This is stupid, and Hillary Clinton should stop talking/thinking like this. It’s not 1990.

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A friend needs some help

Kathy was always one of the coolest kids in high school — and by that, I mean not very cool at all. She was an art student, political, a feminist before most of us even knew what that was. And so smart! She always challenged me, got me thinking in a strategic political way. We […]

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