Flint's water crisis, explained How bicycles boosted the women's rights 2 days ago   03:37

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Flint, Michigan, tried to save money on water. Now its children have lead poisoning. Joe Posner explains. For much more on Flint's water crisis: http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2016/1/20/10799294/flint-michigan-water-crisis-lead-contaminated

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Margaret McLaughlin
And you wonder why the rest of the world distrusts Amercia. In the richest country in the world full of natural resources etc this is how they treat their own people. Those poor kids. Why is Synder not in jail?
Tom Livanos
@1:41 - "Flint would stop buying water from Detroit..." Huh? I did not know that the city of Detroit was a water producer. On this topic, I find Michael Moore's explanation in 'Fahrenheit 11/9' to be more plausible. In it, Moore states that Flint piped its water direct from Lake Huron via a publicly owned pipeline. This worked. It was then shut off so a privately owned pipeline could be built. In the interim, Flint would receive its water from the Flint River (which is dirty). *This* is the story. Again, how can Detroit supply water to Flint? What.. is Detroit under water??
Tom
Snyder belongs in the ground....
Maryam Mout
Urban TERRORISM...
Chris Connor
It's almost as if helping people early saves money in the long term.
Satzz
Good Ol' Capitalism
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Sure Ninja
Maybe you should just use clean water
Milquetoast Eugenicist
Lead makes serial killers. It's true. Most kids who are bullies have a high blood lead content. Many serial killers basically had lead levels of someone in the Roman Empire with a plumbed bathroom. Just ridiculous amounts if lead in their blood. Lead really is evil.

Yeah see, look. Crime rates down since removal of lead from paint and gas.
H00dN3rdz
Lead is no joke... this is why i don't trust the government and don't drink tap water.
Panducation
this was obviously on purpose....why can't people see this. it's not some horrible oversight. it's bullshit.
Kellie Chapman
Great video, but the narrator's voice was hard to listen to.
Dave Alan
What did Michael Moore do to help?
Jason Todd
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Jason Todd
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blurglide
Why can't Flint figure out what every other city has figured out how to do? Why is their incompetence the Federal governments problem?
Vladimir Putin
This is how to fight against welfare.
sebastian michealis
its the new world order
remember the new world order are both parties and all religions
Stew Woodman
All because the car factory’s closed, thanks nafta!
Ands Talks
Let’s make a difference even by 1 dollar can make a change for the better https://www.gofundme.com/4a6s8-flint-water-crisis&rcid=r01-154559583707-1571cd67477f490a&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m
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How bicycles boosted the women's rights Flint's water crisis, explained 2 days ago   04:10

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Susan B. Anthony said that the bicycle did "more to emancipate women than anything else in the world."

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The late 19th century inaugurated a period of bicycle mania in the U.S. In 1897 alone over 2 million bicycles were sold, one for about every 30 Americans. Early bicycles were unwieldy and required an enormous amount of strength to operate. But as the technology advanced and chain-powered “safety” bicycles came onto the scene, women flocked to bikes en masse as a new means of exercise and transportation. This new activity required a change in dress since the billowing skirts that were fashionable at the time were unwieldy and problematic. “Bloomers”, or baggy undergarments, were easier to cycle in and became common among women, inciting a political firestorm, enraging men who questioned the decency of women who were challenging norms and donning clothing they viewed as depraved. Bicycles not only gave women a new sense of independence, it also physically broadened their horizons, allowing them expanded mobility without needing to rely on men. These developments contributed to the fight for women’s equality and the passing of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, with Susan B. Anthony even going so far as to say that bicycles had “done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

Also make sure to check out Sue Macy's excellent book on the subject "Wheels of Change" http://www.suemacy.com/books/category/2

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