Despite Trudeau’s Promise, Liberals Haven’t Made a Dent in the First Nations Water Crisis | VICE | Canada
Last year there were 133 water advisories on reserves; today there are 132.

In July 2015, there were a total of 133 drinking water advisories on 93 reserves. As of the end of August this year, the situation was largely unchanged, with 132 advisories on 89 reserves.

The agency responsible for the issue, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, claims progress has been made, and provided VICE News with a list of 15 water advisories on 11 reserves it says have been resolved since the Liberals took power.

Of the 11 reserves on the agency’s list, six are still considered by Health Canada to have undrinkable water. Of the eight reserves who responded to request for comment, four said the water remains undrinkable. […]

anonymous asked:

i'll write my iwaoi au if you write your iwaoi dystopia au....honestly i read your tags and i want to read it so bad.....p l e a s e

oh dear, trust me I’ve been trying to write it for two years now and I just… god I wished I could share the whole thing with you because it’s literally SO perfect.

I wrote this short summary/ kind of introduction for it if you wanna know what it’s about:

Japan, year 2225. After a nuclear war the majority of the land ended up radioactively polluted, forcing the small surviving part of the population into the newly formed capital, New-Edo, which was claimed to be the only non-contaminated area. A new high-tech influenced government was built under the hand of the military. The 23 districts of the city continued to live in peace, except for one: Toshima, a district in the western outskirts of the city. Surrounded by a thick wall, it stayed a place for outlaws and people who chose not to live under the hand of the military. Untouched and tolerated for a few decades, the government now decided to send a spy into the district, planning to wipe it out and uniting the capital again. Just at the same time, an underground formation calling themselves the Toshima ‘rebels’ plan on overthrowing the government once and for all to gain back their freedom.  

So, basically Tooru is the spy who gets sent into the Outlaw-District, and Hajime is one of the people leading the rebellion against the government Tooru is working undercover for. And of course they fall in love. 


it’s basically a lot of angst and pain and a whole shitton of trust issues and idk I just love to see my iwaois suffer you know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

maybe it’s better that I haven’t written it yet
Breaking: Obama to Veto Defense Spending Bill if GOP Includes Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Provision
Crucial Annual Spending Bill Appropriates $600 Billion

President Barack Obama is prepared to veto a crucial $600 billion annual defense spending bill if Republican lawmakers insist on including a controversial provision that would effectively void his executive orders banning anti-LGBT nondiscrimination. Roll Call’s John M. Donnelly first reported the news, citing senior Obama administration officials who spoke at a White House meeting Monday with groups that oppose the provision.

The Russell Amendment, named after its sponsor, Oklahoma GOP Rep. Steve Russell, would allow any religious-based entity that has a government contract to discriminate against LGBT people in what conservatives claim is an effort to expand “religious freedom.” President Barack Obama has signed several executive orders prohibiting any discrimination against LGBT workers by government contractors.

The provision was hotly contested by House and Senate Democrats earlier this year. The defense spending bill is known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has personally reached out to key lawmakers on the issue, the administration officials said at Monday’s meeting,” Roll Call reports, adding that “administration officials told their allies Monday that they have delivered just that message privately to [congressional] members in unequivocal terms.

President Obama has vetoed 12 bills previously and has staunchly defended what he sees as laws or executive orders that are critical to his legacy. One year ago Pres. Obama did not waver and vetoed the NDAA for issues related to spending "gimmicks” and the closing of Guantanamo.

H/T: David Badash at TNCRM 

“It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction, when the most worrisome developments in this field are occurring in your own backyard. It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy, when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects about which both the Congress and the Commander in Chief have been kept deliberately in the dark.”

- Former Minister of National Defence, Paul Hellyer, is one of Canada’s best known and most controversial politicians. He was first elected in 1949, and was the youngest cabinet minister appointed to Louis S. St. Laurent’s government eight years later. He held senior posts in the governments of Lester B. Pearson and Pierre E. Trudeau. He achieved the rank of senior master (Deputy Prime Minister), and went on to become the Canadian Defence Minister. He is best known for the unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, and in September 2005 he became the first person of cabinet rank in the G8 group of countries to state unequivocally that “UFOs are as real as the airplanes flying overhead.”

We open up with a segment from the recently released Michael Moore film, in which he makes a some surprisingly compelling points. The show is pretty jam-packed after that. Frank jumps into recent College segregation demonstrations in California where white students weren’t allowed to walk to class, and that leads to other chats.

GadgetDoc provided us a link that outlined an unimaginably scary set of numbers pertaining to how social media can be used to manipulation massive voting blocs of people—without them even knowing it. Then, back in New York, illegal aliens blocked the upper level of the GWB, got in front of a television camera, and told reporters that they’re living in the shadows. That doesn’t fly to well.

Then we end new Alex Jones, Justin Trudeau makes peace his way,and a preview of what tomorrow night’s show will bring.

Watch the full episode here:

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Without any extra funding, the city of Flint, Michigan will run out of the money it needs to keep buying bottled water and water filters for residents in 51 days.

Where are the celebrity’s now? … Where is Hillary since she got her nod from the DNC .. Where is the President? .. Why hasn’t the governor been ousted or put in jail? How long are these people going to be without clean drinking water?? It’s been years since they found out, and still nothing is being done.
Donald Trump pledges to sign anti-LGBTQ 'First Amendment Defense Act'
The law would make anti-LGBTQ discrimination legal among employers, businesses, landlords and healthcare providers on the basis of a religious belief.

Donald Trump has been courting the LGBTQ vote throughout this presidential election, claiming he would be the better choice for the community than opponent Hillary Clinton and promising to protect us from terrorism in his Republican National Convention speech. That argument gets harder to believe by the week, as he gives speeches at anti-LGBTQ events, sticks up for homophobic and transphobic legislation and surrounds himself with bigoted politicians and advisers. Now we have a new offense to add to the list.

Trump has pledged to sign the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), if passed by congress. It was first introduced in the House on June 17, 2015 and would effectively legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination across the board, including among employers, businesses, landlords and healthcare providers, as long as they claim to be motivated by a firmly held religious beliefs.

It would act to overturn the executive order signed in 2014 by President Obama prohibiting anti-LGBTQ discrimination among federal contractors.



Flint, Michigan, is dealing with another outbreak. This time it’s an infectious bacterial disease called Shigellosis, which can cause bloody diarrhea and fever and typically spreads when people don’t wash their hands.

According to health department officials, the gastrointestinal disease has been occurring at a higher rate in that county than in any other county, with 85 cases just last week, according to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

People in Flint - who are still forced to use either filtered or bottled water because of damaged water pipes - are bathing less, and refusing to wash their hands. 

“People aren’t bathing because they’re scared," 

said Jim Henry, Genesee County’s environmental health supervisor. The residents of Flint have been loathe to trust the water coming from the taps after government officials switched the water source to the #FlintRiver, leading to lead contamination in the water and causing a crisis that had repercussions nationwide. Even though the source was switched back, trust still remains low in the water and in the government in that area. 

Why hasn’t this been fixed yet? It’s absolutely appalling that we’re giving billions in aid packages to other countries yet our own citizens don’t have clean water! WTF is wrong with this government!!