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Water And Land Poisoned By EPA

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The Water and the Land are poisoned for generations to come.

Criminal investigation into Gold King
mine spill underway

“There’s no question as to the EPA’s culpability for this spill, and this criminal investigation is critical to ensuring justice is served for all those impacted by this terrible disaster,”
Sen. John McCain

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog says there is an ongoing criminal investigation into last year’s massive wastewater spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine.

The EPA’s Office of Inspector General sent letters to members of Congress saying it couldn’t answer some questions about its review of the Gold King Mine spill without jeopardizing a criminal investigation being conducted with the Justice Department.  The statement did not say how long the probe has been underway.

An EPA-led contractor inadvertently triggered the Aug. 5, 2015, spill while doing preliminary cleanup work at the old mine.  The resulting 3-million-gallon blowout turned rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah a sickly shade of yellow from wastewater contaminated with toxic heavy metals.

Communities downstream were forced to temporarily halt drawing water from the rivers for drinking water and irrigation.  The EPA says water quality in the rivers quickly returned to pre-spill levels.

This is an out-and-out LIE!!!!  The water and the Land are poisoned for generations to come, and the EPA has done NOTHING TO HELP OR EVEN OFFER ASSISTANCE.
~ Robert StrongBow ~

Several members of Congress had pressed for a criminal investigation into the EPA’s role in causing the disaster.

“There’s no question as to the EPA’s culpability for this spill, and this criminal investigation is critical to ensuring justice is served for all those impacted by this terrible disaster,” Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in statement issued Monday.

The EPA is now considering whether to designate the Gold King Mine and other nearby abandoned mines as Superfund sites to help fund more extensive cleanup efforts.

STANDARDS…. I Have Not Yet Begun To Write

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Happy Family

Collusion?  The King’s Clothes?  Climate Change?  A Dead Lion?  Guns That Kill People?  Justice?  DARE????

My guts knot like struck with a BAT, as the BLACK LIMO passes, in the cold CANADIAN REALITY.  I stir from my Rip Van Winkle slumber….

You talk, yet say nothing.  You move, yet that  go no where.  You act, yet do nothing.

You sing Holy, Holy, Holy, with hate and greed in your hearts, with no thoughts of the Child’s future you stole last night.

I HAVE SOMETHING YOU NEVER IMAGINED FROM THE ’90s: that speaks of the number of innocent CHILDREN that will fall through the cracks….  HOW CAN CHILDREN BE CONSIDERED “JUST COLLATERAL DAMAGE”????

The Judge ruled inadmissible to the cocaine evidence, inadmissible to the alcohol, that was given to young girls and young boy, inadmissible to the threats of a gun, inadmissible to the threats, physical abuse and assault on the young boy, inadmissible to the FACT that the young boy should have walked free because of HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ALONE.

The Judge ruled NO APPEAL!!!!  Yet more than 2 jurors were in violation of the LAWS OF OUR LAND.  Like it or not, JUSTICE WAS SERVED that night when a CHILD PREDATOR did NOT rape the young girls, and what remained of his alcohol was still in the back seat, enough for another very large party.  JUSTICE WAS SERVED when the 30-year-old less-than- a-man, died at the hand of a young boy, who was already A GOOD MAN.

The STANDARDS set by OUR Government, have been, and are still being ignored, at the expense of FREE WORLD PEOPLE AND COMPANIES.

How can Chevrolet be held ALONE accountable for a very tiny number of faulty ignition switches PRODUCED AND BUILT BY CHINA.  How can metal standards be ignored when SUB-STANDARD METAL PARTS FROM CHINA have caused accidents and many deaths.

HOW CAN SUB-STANDARD METAL FROM CHINA split or break and pollute the environment, and CHINA NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE????  The fact that metal from China was used in the Blow-Out-Preventer (BOP) is no secret, yet BP was held ALONE ACCOUNTABLE in the Gulf Of Mexico Oil Leak Disaster.

Our people have no jobs while plants that produce products that MEET EVERY STANDARD set down by the Government, including safety standards, sit idle.

There is NO GLOBAL WARMING, all you have to do is look at the coast:  Galveston Island is in Texas, and the water level is THE VERY SAME as it has been for over 50 years.

There is no OZONE DEPLETION, NOR HOLE IN THE OZONE LAYER, refer to CATATUMBO LIGHTNING.  Besides, what kind of idiot believes there is a way to actually measure the ozone that SURROUNDS THIS EARTH.

IN 20 years, there will be no visible change in the earths atmosphere, with ALL OUR COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS RUNNING, IF, AND I SAY IF, WE FORCE OUR GOVERNMENT TO STOP POLLUTING OUR WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM.

Our people would have money to feed their families with electric prices 1/20th of what clean energy costs.  STOP EAR-MARKING 65% of all corn crops for ethanol production.  Prices for meat, poultry, and farm-raised fish will drop, as will 50 to 60% of grocery products.

Just these things alone will reduce the demand for government help over 35%

BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR CHILDREN????  THERE IS NO WAY TO AVOID A STEADY DECLINE AND SURE LOSS OF HOPE FOR OUR CHILDREN WITH THIS PERVERSION OF OUR LAWS.

There is no possible way for Children to retain the innocence of a Child with ANYTHING PERVERSE IN THEIR SIGHT, MUCH LESS IN THE HOME THEY RESIDE IN,  AND THIS INCLUDES DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND ESPECIALLY VIOLENCE IN ANY FORM!!!!

Enact LAWS THAT MAKE ANY OF THESE ILLEGAL, WITH SENTENCES STARTING AT 18 YEARS, BECAUSE WHEN YOU STEAL A CHILD’S INNOCENCE, YOU HAVE STOLEN 18 YEARS OF THEIR LIFE.

The Family Place – Where Family Violence Stops

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The Family Place, Back To School

As everyone should know by now, we are very quick to throw Our Friend’s name out there.  But I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t tell it just like it is.

The Family Place “CARES”, and they have a very good record for getting the most done, and that is 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

SO, ALL of Our Friends out there who are in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, PLEASE, let’s help Our Friends help the Children get ready for school.

THE FAMILY PLACE
www.familyplace.org   24-Crisis Hotline: 214-941-1991

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The Family Place,

Our mailing address is:
The Family Place
PO Box 7999
Dallas, TX 75209
The Family Place volunteer@familyplace.org

BACK TO SCHOOL
AUGUST 2015
Essete Workneh: 214-443-7714 or Volunteer@familyplace.org

The children of The Family Place need your help to start the 2015-16 school year.  Please keep in mind the families who do not have the resources to shop for the supplies on their school supply list. The Family Place provides backpacks filled with DISD suggested supplies and uniforms to children throughout our shelter, transitional housing and outreach programs.  Your contributions will help us equip these kids with the supplies they need for the upcoming school year.

Due Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Ways to Help:

Make a Donation
Don’t have time to shop? Make a donation through our website and we’ll do the shopping for you. Click here, designate an amount, then under “Particular Program “Click Other” to specify “Back to School” in the blank box.

Shop for Supplies
Shop for supplies and drop off at The Family Place Resale Shop located at 11722 Marsh Lane, Suite 354, Dallas, Texas 75229. Please arrange to drop off your contributions by Friday, August 7.

Shop for Supplies

  • Backpacks
  • Three-ring binders
  • #2 Pencils
  • Lined Writing Tablets for K, 1st, 2nd
  • Black/blue pens
  • Black and white Composition notebooks
  • Red pens
  • College and wide ruled spiral notebooks
  • Erasers
  • Calculators for high school students
  • Scissors (blunt and sharp)
  • Compasses
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Protractors
  • Crayons
  • Index cards
  • Washable markers
  • Rulers
  • Colored markers
  • Kleenex (Boxes)
  • Colored pencils
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Water color pan
  • Pack of dividers
  • Supply boxes/zippered pouches
  • Post-it notes
  • Glue sticks
  • AAA batteries
  • Assorted Construction Paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Manila paper
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Assorted pocket folders
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Pocket folders with brackets

Assemble Backpacks
Have some time to volunteer?  Volunteers are needed for stuffing the backpacks the week of August 10.  Everything must be assembled and distributed by the week of August 17.  Contact Essete Workneh at volunteer@familyplace.org if you are available to help.

Questions?  Contact Essete Workneh: 214-443-7714 or Volunteer@familyplace.org

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Family Homelessness

What Is Family Homelessness?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of American families become homeless, including more than 1.6 million children. These families are hidden from our view. They move frequently, and many are doubled-up in overcrowded apartments with relatives or friends. Others sleep in cars and campgrounds or send their children to stay with relatives to avoid shelter life. Once in shelter, despite the efforts of dedicated staff, life can be noisy, chaotic, and lack privacy. Homelessness increases the likelihood that families will separate or dissolve.

Family homelessness is caused by the combined effects of lack of affordable housing, unemployment, limited access to resources and supports, health and mental health challenges, the challenges of raising children as a single parent, and experiences of violence. As the gap between housing costs and income continues to widen, more and more families are at risk of homelessness. Even a seemingly minor event can trigger a catastrophic outcome and catapult a family onto the streets.

Families experiencing homelessness are under considerable stress. Homelessness is a devastating experience that significantly impacts the health and well-being of adults and children. Often, members of homeless families have experienced trauma. These experiences affect how children and adults think, feel, behave, relate, and cope.

http://www.familyhomelessness.org/facts.php?p=tm