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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lead Poisoning

The situation in Flint makes me sick to my stomach. As someone who has a child who may have been exposed to lead as a toddler and has some educational impairments, the idea of an entire city being lead poisoned is just mind boggling.

Of course, inner cities have always have elevated levels of lead, and those elevated lead levels could be a significant factor in lower test scores, violent behavior and thus poverty.  Add in a little mercury and you're creating brain damage in generations of kids.

But I'm sure drug testing food stamp recipient will solve all that.

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