Chicago’s Filthy Secret…Drink Up!

The Disgusting Problem


In the wake of the Flint, Michigan water crisis Chicago has its own problems to deal with and the proof is in the water. Well, more so the LEAD in the water that comes from outdated pipes that costs millions of dollars to repair. The problem with lead poisoning, for those that don’t know, shows a direct relation to decreases in IQ, behavioral disorders and even juvenile delinquency.

“In an interview, Dr. Needleman emphasized: “I’m not saying that lead exposure is the cause of delinquency. It is a cause and one with the biggest handle to prevention.” He explained: “Lead is a brain poison that interferes with the ability to restrain impulses. It’s a life experience which gets into biology and increases a child’s risk for doing bad things.”

The New York Times, February 7, 1996

To make it hit home even harder the Chicago Tribune reported, “Mirroring a pattern that dates to at least 2003, most of the homes tested last year are concentrated on the city’s Far Northwest and Southwest sides — areas where cases of childhood lead poisoning are rare.” This was over 13 years ago and its plain to see that even then they knew how bad lead poisoning was so they covered it up.The data from the 2003 study may show that there were extremely low incidences of increased but that’s only because the people in that area have access to lead free water!

Good job Chicago!

The same article reported, “Most big cities, including New York and Boston, stopped using lead pipes during the 1940s and ’50s. Chicago’s plumbing code required lead service pipes until the day they were banned nationwide in 1986.”

Here’s an excerpt from the  Chicago Tribune:

“Banning lead in paint and phasing it out of gasoline has led to a steady decline in childhood lead poisoning. But a 2015 Tribune investigation revealed it remains a pernicious problem in the same poor, predominantly African-American neighborhoods on the West and South sides that have given Chicago a national reputation for violence and academic failure.”

The latter sentence is definitely offensive to my people and can I say it’s not true? No. But they forgot to mention the fact that lead poisoning at an early age contributes to an increase in aggressiveness and impulsive behavior not to mention an effort to maintain the myth of the super predator. It’s not that our people are savages or dumb the image of black people has been tainted by the media and we buy into it every time.

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It’s important to take note that the areas with access to the cleanest water sources, are also the areas that receive the most TIF money:tif-moneys-600.jpgChicago Reader, 2016


The Solution

Obviously the overall solution would be to repair the pipes, but as a result taxes would have to go up if the city takes the bill. We should unify in arms just as Philadelphia did and file a class action lawsuit against the The City of Chicago and the Department of Water Management, since its been managed so poorly. >>>>> http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/03/water-lead-testing-cheats-philadelphia-flint-crisis

In the short run what we CAN utilize methods of purifying water. One would be to apply a water filter onto every faucet in your residence, this should decrease your exposure to lead. Once your water is filtered you should alkalize it to regulate your pH. pH stands for “potential for hydrogen” and is important to our cellular growth. Keeping our bodies pH in an alkalized state is the first defense against disease since diseases thrive in acidic environment. Another option would to simply buy bottled alkaline water such as Essentia.

34 CPS schools with elevated lead levels:

Beasley (1 drinking fountain, 3 sinks)
Beidler (1 sink)
Blaine (1 drinking fountain, 1 area in boiler room)
Blair Early Childhood Center (1 drinking fountain and 3 sinks)
Brentano (1 drinking fountain and 1 sink for hand washing in kitchen)
Budlong (1 sink)
Burbank Elementary (1 drinking fountain and 2 sinks)
Carson Elementary (3 sinks)
Carver Elementary (3 drinking fountains)
Chappell Elementary (1 sink)
Chase (2 sinks)
Columbia Explorers Elementary (1 sink)
Courtenay Elementary (4 drinking fountains)
Disney (1 sink)
Durkin Park (1 classroom)
Esmond (1 drinking fountain)
Fernwood (2 drinking fountains)
Gunsaulus Elementary (1 sink)
Harvard (1 drinking fountain)
Hibbard Elementary (2 sinks)
Jane Addams Elementary
Josephine Locke Elementary (1 sink)
LaSalle II (1 sink)
Manierre Elementary
Nightingale (1 drinking fountain)
Peirce (1 drinking fountain)
Perez (1 drinking fountain)
Reilly (4 sinks, 1 drinking fountain)
Spencer Technology Academy (2 classrooms, a kitchen, 1 bathroom)
Tanner (4 drinking fountains)
Tonti (1 drinking fountain)
Wentworth (4 drinking fountains)

 

THERE’S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT LEAD POISONING FROM BIRTH THROUGH ADULTHOOD CONTRIBUTES SIGNIFICANTLY TO AN INCREASE IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, NOT ONLY IN CHICAGO BUT NATIONWIDE. FURTHERMORE, WE MUST REMAIN COGNIZANT OF WHAT MAINSTREAM MEDIAS GOAL IS AND THAT IS TO DEMONIZE BLACK PEOPLE AS WELL AS OVER PUBLICIZE WHAT HAPPENS IN BLACK COMMUNITIES. INTRACOMMUNAL VIOLENCE IS PUBLICIZED MORE IN ORDER TO PUSH THE MYTH OF THE SUPER PREDATOR. WE’RE NOT SAVAGES THE SYSTEM IS SAVAGE FOR SPREADING CONFUSION AND MISINFORMATION!

In my opinion, it shows how the City of Chicago and the Department of Water Management has failed us and therefore be held responsible for their lackadaisical approach in distributing this pertinent information. When Los Angeles and New York changed their pipes in the 1940s and 50s Chicago should’ve followed suit. Chicago used lead pipes up until they were banned in the late 80s so it’s no wonder why we see exponential increases instances of violence in the Windy and nation wide. If any of this information disturbs you please call your local officials and Chicago’s Department of Water Management at (312) 744-4420.

#DEADTHELEAD

FrankenFood: Genetically Modified Organisms

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Hello beautiful people! This post is to show you how to distinguish between GMO, hybrid and organic foods as well as illustrate the importance of READING labels before we buy our food. Below there is a list of the most genetically modified food. Attention to the small details is most definitely key, and what we put into our mouth is either hurting or helping our bodies.

GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)

To put it simply this is Not Real Food!!! GMOs are made in a lab by a scientist, the genetic material of the organism has been artificially manipulated by man to create something that doesn’t occur in nature, which means its unnatural. Long story short its molecular composition is unstable and ingesting these foods are comparable to eating cyanide! Over 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan as well as the European Union have visible restrictions or completely ban the production and sale of GMOs. Unfortunately GMOs are pretty common and are in 80% of the processed food we eat on a daily basis.  Peep the the stats.

CORN AND SUGAR BEETS ARE USED TO MAKE HIGH-FRUCTOSE SYRUP!!!!!!!!

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High-Risk Crops (in commercial production; ingredients derived from these must be tested every time prior to use in Non-GMO Project Verified products (as of December 2011):

  • Alfalfa (first planting 2011)
  • Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. crop)
  • Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Cotton (approx. 90% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Papaya (most of Hawaiian crop; approximately 988 acres)
  • Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010)
  • Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 5,000 acres)

Now some of you may be wondering, “Well I’ve eaten corn all this time and I’m fine!” or maybe you’ve recently switched to soy milk and feel some type of way. But honestly speaking, there are better alternatives and though there haven’t been many studies conducted on GMOs there have been a number of incidences to assume they aren’t safe for consumption.

It used to be thought that plant scientist could simply swap out genes from different plants without effecting the surrounding genes, but the Human Genome Project proved that to be wrong. Genes work in a system just like our body, and if one system malfunctions in our body we get sick, we’re not in our normal state. The same is true for genetically modified organisms, those organisms are in an unnatural state and their molecular structure is incomplete. Some top health concerns can include leaky gut syndrome, the increase of allergic reactions and endocrine disruption.

CORN AND SUGAR BEETS ARE USED TO MAKE HIGH-FRUCTOSE SYRUP!!!!!!!!

 Here’s how you tell the difference between organic, conventional and GMO. READ YOUR LABELS!!! Its important!

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