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Princess-Kingofkings
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I'm ready to share some #LitsyLove. Tagged book is one of my favorites about Michigan. I'm looking forward to getting to know some Littens even better. 👑

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are happy to have you!!! @TheBookHippie 2d
TheBookHippie Yay!!!! Welcome ❤️💌📫📬 1d
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NatalieR
Buried Book | D M Pulley
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Jasper, a 9-year-old, is abandoned by his mom on his uncle‘s farm. He works hard to learn the farm life (he‘s from Detroit) and find his mom. The story is full of suspense and illustrates the strength of family bonds. Jasper is such a great character; determined and tough. 4 1/2 🌟

BethM Love the tattoo! 7d
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NatalieR @BethM @SW-T Thanks! 📚🌻 7d
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Shuga
Geared for the Grave | Duffy Brown
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Thought this was a pretty good read bring that I just discovered this author by reading another series. Elle took on the bike shop by painting the bikes in a theme which were really popular with the tourists on Mackinac Island. Really enjoyed the quaint town. As always there was a murder to solve & that most elightning. Looking forward to reading book #2 in the series soon .

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Bookworm83
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@BooksForEmpathy I finally used the gift card you gave me ages ago 😊 I was waiting for just the right book! After reading Once Upon A River for #LGP I want to read all of her books. Thank you 😘

BooksForEmpathy Waitttt I want to read this but forgot about it. I‘m so glad you waited for the perfect book! Enjoy xoxo. 1w
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suzisteffen
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Such a good book about everything that went into this massive crisis. Detailed, but not overwhelmingly so, and extremely well researched and written. You‘ve seen me adding quote after quote, and there are so many more that I could‘ve put up. Just a great book though it‘s certainly depressing that it needed to be written.

suzisteffen 5⭐️ 1w
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“Two national studies ... described how hazardous waste facilities were consistently located in places where people of color tended to live. This fact is so persistent that race is the very best predictor of the presence of pollutants, even when controlled for other factors such as income and property values.” #science #FlintWaterCrisis #environmentalracism

Weaponxgirl It‘s so enraging! 1w
suzisteffen @Weaponxgirl so. very. much. 1w
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“Cities around the country now felt unable to take their pipes for granted. Flint‘s story was a wake-up call. A 2016 investigation by the National Resources Defense Council found that fifty-three hundred water systems were in violation of federal lead rules.”

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Holy crap. #InfrastructureDecade?!

suzisteffen That‘s 106 water systems PER STATE (not that it averages out like that, but HFS). 1w
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#FlintWaterCrisis #science
“The accolades made the station‘s Steve Carmody uneasy. He was proud of what the news service had done, but he also thought about what might have been different. ‘It just gnaws on me,‘ Carmody said, ‘that when people were saying they can‘t drink this water in May or June of 2014, I was taking “Don‘t worry, it‘s safe,” as an answer from state officials.‘”

suzisteffen As a journalist, especially a former newsweekly journalist, I feel this. So hard to decide what‘s too much, when people are “cranks” and when they have gotten ahold of something real. #science 1w
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“The surge [of people with Legionnaires Disease] was one of the worst-ever national epidemics, and it did not escape the notice of the health care community. But a coordinated response was not to be. What followed was an extraordinary tale of buck passing and turf guarding by an alphabet of agencies: Michigan‘s environmental and health departments, Flint‘s public works department, and the Genessee County Health Department.” 😳😱😡😡😡 #science

suzisteffen This book is one long scream of fury (so far, though righteousness is about to roll like a much less contaminated river, IIRC). 2w
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“One EPA official said, ‘I don‘t know if Flint is the kind of community we want to go out on a limb for.‘” O RLY?!?!!!! 🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽 forever.

Weaponxgirl That‘s a disgusting thing to say! Communities need help to thrive with jobs, services and yknow water that doesn‘t poison them. 2w
suzisteffen @Weaponxgirl it is extremely disgusting, yep. Racist AF, and classist too. 2w
suzisteffen @Weaponxgirl my hope is that the EPA official is in jail, or paying off huge fines to Flint, now. 2w
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