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Human engineering simplified

Sherrod Brown says you don't need a tin foil hat.

Blind, Deaf and Smart

A most interesting contradiction

Why do they call the US "The Land Of The Free"?

The ugliest thing that I have ever seen

"Silence in the face of evil ...

I don't think I'll be leaving, but I occasionally take breaks from DU. Here's why:

"In recent years and elections, one might have thought that homosexuality and abortion ...

"In recent years and elections, one might have thought that homosexuality and abortion were the litmus tests of authentic Christianity. Where did this come from? They never were the criteria of proper membership for the first two thousand years, but they reflect very recent culture wars instead." ~ Richard Rohr, a Franciscan Roman Catholic priest

We can help Detroit residents get their water turned back on!

The Detroit Water Brigade is the vehicle for helping ....


The Detroit Water and Sewage Department is conducting mass water shut offs in Detroit Michigan which will effect over 120,000 account holders over a 3 month period (June-September 2014) at a rate of 3,000 per week. This accounts for over 40% of customers who are using the Detroit Water system and has been dubbed a violation of Human Rights by various organizations. 70,000 of those accounts are residential accounts which could amount to anywhere from 200,000-300,000 people directly effected.

Without water..

..dehydration becomes an immediate threat to Detroit residents. A lack of clean and drinkable water on a scale of this size can effect not only the person but the entire city almost immediately. The onset of dehydration is 1-2 days, which, if left untreated can result in death in as little as 5-14 days from the onset. Making sure Detroit residents have a supply of clean drinkable water is our top priority.

Sanitation is the second concern. With lack of water for basic things like waste removal, food preparation and cleanliness of food preparation tools, disease can become a threat factor in a matter of weeks, if left unchecked disease can spread in 2 months time.

Without water, the threat to the health and safety of Detroit residents becomes immediate, the resulting negative effects of mass water shut offs begin just 2 days after shut off and can become endemic in just 60 days time. When taking the scope into account (120,000 water accounts or 300,000+ people ) the implications become clear; this is a disaster zone and immediate relief and preparation is needed.

You can donate, volunteer and take other actions to help Detroit residents at the link above. Thanks in advance for helping our fellow citizens.

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