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#God says #PatRobertson's hateful derogation children is particularly disturbing to Him.
#God mentioned #PatRobertson's comments about impoverished children of #Appalachia and victims of #forcedabortion in #China.
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Here’s your #WhitePrivilege @taylorswift13 @AOC @IlhanMN @HillaryClinton @SpeakerPelosi @RepMaxineWaters @BetoORourke & all the rest of U Racist Idiots!! This is what U DON’T KNOW & apparently don’t care to know!!
2) More “WHITE PRIVILEGE” for @ewarren @SenGillibrand @RashidaTlaib @SenSanders to see!! This IS #Appalachia What is “privileged” here???WHAT do U plan to do about it??Do TELL!! @POTUS has REAL plans & has PROVEN that! #Trump2020Landslide
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Many things @realDonaldTrump said at the WV rally yesterday were completely false, but the thing that is most offensive is that he went into Appalachia and claimed we have “crystal clean water" in this country. Let's talk about that for a second.
First of all, this country was given a "D" in drinking water infrastructure by @ASCEGovRel last year and it will cost $1 trillion to fix it. infrastructurereportcard.org/cat-item/drink…
In most places in Appalachia, you can't drink the water. At all. Ever. Martin County, KY has had contaminated water for decades, and people aren't given notices of violations until months after. scalawagmagazine.org/2018/03/kentuc…
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1 of every 14 acres in Central #Appalachia has been strip mined. That's 3x the size of @GreatSmokyNPS. And despite mining more land, there are fewer tons of coal. kentucky.com/news/state/art… via @HLWright
Watch the decades of destruction happen in just seconds on this map:
I'm reminded of a quote from After Nature by @JedediahSPurdy. A couple years ago @brcalvert let me borrow the book and this description of the Appalachian Mountains has stayed with me ever since. I cite it often to help explain why I started @southerlymag.
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