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  • I Miss My Mom

    Posted on February 12th, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    Yes, I miss my mom and it was devastating to me to watch her die in 1990. However, this is not what the article is about. It is about what follows.

    ‘I Miss My Mom’: Children Of QAnon Believers Are Desperately Trying To Deradicalize Their Own Parents

    The 19-year-old started to notice changes in his mother’s behavior around the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. She had always been a nervous woman: She stopped flying after 9/11 and had hovered closely to Sam and his two younger siblings for their entire lives. But during the COVID-19 crisis, his mom’s paranoia spiraled from quirky to deranged……..

    Though she didn’t used to be very political, she now fears the president is a pedophile who stole the election. She’s scared of radiation from the 5G towers in her neighborhood and, as a white woman, she told her son, she’s afraid of being harmed by Black Lives Matter protesters — a movement she once supported. She worries that Sam’s brother and sister are being “indoctrinated” at their public high school and wants to move them to a Catholic one. She’s also refusing to get them immunized against COVID-19 as false rumors swirl that the vaccine contains a secret location-tracking microchip……

    I will not go into more paraphrasing but the artice went from interesting to disturbing to scary. It is a long article and unless you are directly interested it may be too long and with a slant of its own. I don’t know as I did not read it all. The first few pages were interesting as I know a few of my former friends that were drawn into the web. I hope this is useful to someone sometime in the future.

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  • Flint Michigan

    Posted on February 7th, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    An article in NPR caught my attention this AM. An extract is given below:

    “The Michigan Attorney General’s Office Thursday announced criminal charges for eight former state officials, including the state’s former Gov. Rick Snyder, along with one current official, for their alleged roles in the Flint water crisis.

    The attorney general’s announcement cites other charges as follows:

    Jarrod Agen – Former Director of Communications and Former Chief of Staff, Executive Office of Gov. Rick Snyder

    • One count of perjury – a 15-year felony  

    Gerald Ambrose – Former City of Flint Emergency Manager

    • Four counts of misconduct in office – each a five-year felony and/or $10,000 fine

    Richard Baird – Former Transformation Manager and Senior Adviser, Executive Office of Gov. Snyder

    • One count of perjury – a 15-year felony
    • One count of official misconduct in office – a five-year felony and/or $10,000 fine
    • One count of obstruction of justice – a five-year felony and/or $10,000 fine
    • One count of extortion – a 20-year felony and/or $10,000 fine

    Howard Croft – Former Director of the City of Flint Department of Public Works

    • Two counts of willful neglect of duty – each a one-year misdemeanor and/or $1,000 fine 

    Darnell Earley – Former City of Flint Emergency Manager

    • Three counts of misconduct in office – each a five-year felony and/or $10,000 fine 

    Nicolas Lyon – Former Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

    • Nine counts of involuntary manslaughter – each a 15-year felony and/or $7,500 fine 
    • One count of willful neglect of duty – a one-year misdemeanor and/or $1,000 fine 

    Nancy Peeler – Current Early Childhood Health Section Manager, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

    • Two counts of misconduct in office – each a five-year felony and/or $10,000 fine
    • One count of willful neglect of duty – a one-year misdemeanor and/or $1,000 fine

    Eden Wells – Former Chief Medical Executive, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

    • Nine counts of involuntary manslaughter – each a 15-year felony and/or $7,500 fine
    • Two counts of misconduct in office – each a five-year felony and/or $10,000 fine
    • One count of willful neglect of duty – a one-year misdemeanor and/or $1,000 fine”

    The article link is right here and you should read it:

    https://www.npr.org/2021/01/14/956924155/ex-michigan-gov-rick-snyder-and-8-others-criminally-charged-in-flint-water-crisi?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR3_k_Oe_Yi3EfAVA_f_DgknSL6WNDD_B7jEGljymjKRRrdCzlm-c9dR9b0

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