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If you care about the environment and the life therein (including you) , contact your senators to oppose this unqualified cabinet pick.

Bill Moyers: Scott Pruitt Will Make America Great Again for Polluters

President Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency might put it on the endangered species list.

Bill Moyers takes on President Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a track record of putting the business interests of the energy sector before the environmental and health interests of the public. He has spent his career fighting the rules and regulations of the agency he is now being nominated to lead. His expected confirmation threatens to make America great for polluters again.

The first day I moved into my dorm
my full body mirror fell and shattered.

One in five college women will
develop an eating disorder and

I made friends with four beautiful girls.

I say I was one of the lucky ones but
the word “was” still sounds like a betrayal:

I have been in recovery from my
eating disorder for nine months but

I continue to write about it in the present tense.

There is nothing poetic about being
nineteen years old and not knowing

how to feed myself; stopping at the dining
hall bathroom after every meal that I eat.

I am still one in five.

Today when I look in the bathroom mirror
I see white teeth and long hair, cheeks that aren’t

swollen and knuckles that aren’t scarred.
I see thick, blossoming branches instead of

a burning piece of kindling.

Today I see lotus blossoms; but I can’t
pretend I don’t ever miss the flames.

I can’t pretend I don’t ever fall asleep with
a box of matches in my hand, playing with fire

until the flames swallow me whole.

40% of people with eating disorders who
have received treatment do not recover.

Sometimes when I read that statistic
I confuse the threat as a challenge –

and sometimes, a promise.
—  Sarah Moyer, “One in Five”
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Acker will star as Kate Stewart, a woman who is struggling with her separation from her husband Reed (Moyer) and her increasingly challenging teenage children. When her family situation takes a dark turn, she finds that she’s stronger than she thinks. (x)

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Not again! by Don Moyer
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Just another thing I hate about space travel. (Brush pen in sketchbook.)

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GIFTED- picked up to series
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Marvel Television
TEAM: Matt Nix, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory

LOGLINE: Two ordinary parents discover that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Cast (thus far)

  • Stephen Moyer (True Blood) will play the dad, Reed, an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family.
  • Amy Acker (Person of Interest) will play Kate, who is struggling to deal with her separation from her husband Reed and her increasingly challenging teenage children.
  • Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs) will play Lauren, one of the children at the center of the story. Smart, pretty, popular, organized and already ahead on her college applications; Lauren is the model of a perfect kid.
  • Percy Hynes White (Between) is set to play Andy, a sensitive kid and a bit of a loner, who keeps to himself to avoid the turmoil he faces both at school and at home.
  • Sean Teale (Incorporated) will play Marcos Diaz/ Eclipse. A natural rebel compelled by circumstances to cooperate with others, Marcos is a passionate and strong-willed fighter who sometimes lets his emotions overrule reason. His alter ego, Eclipse, who possesses the ability to absorb and manipulate photons, is a newly created mutant for this expanded X-Men universe.
  • Coby Bell (Burn Notice) will play Jace Turner, a weathered man who quietly wrestles with the moral ambiguities of a job that regularly requires cold-blooded, calculating efficiency on a day-to-day basis.
  • Blair Redford (Satisfaction) will play Sam, the strong-headed Native American leader of an underground group of mutants.
  • Jamie Chung (Gotham) will play the sarcastic and lively Clarice Fong aka Blink, an established character from the comics with the power of teleportation. Clarice’s naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home’, Clarice is slowly becoming herself again.
  • Emma Dumont (Aquarius) will play Lorna Dane/ Polaris. Strong-willed, brave and extremely loyal, she has the ability to manipulate magnetism.

Further details:

  • the pilot will be shot in Dallas
  • FOX already has DC television properties such as Gotham and Lucifer, but passed on Black Lightning this season in favor of Gifted
  • Lynd had a major recurring role on Gotham in its second season, and Chung had a major recurring role in its third season
  • unlike current X-Men series LegionGifted will be spun directly out of the X-Men movie continuity
  • actress Fan Bingbing portrayed Blink in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past and is contracted to play the character in 4 X-Men films
  • pictures of Originals star Joseph Morgan at a table-read spurred rumors he had joined the series; several reports have since negated this

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