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Is Lamar Odom a dead man walking?

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Lamar Odom  has had his ups and downs with drug addiction and various problems domestically throughout his life as it’s been well documented.   Has this latest fiasco taken a toll on his quality-of-life is the more important question?  But more importantly, who is to gain from all of us financially at the end of the day? 

 

 If Lamar Odom dies  Who would be his beneficiary by default and that would be Chloe Kardashian. Why?  Because by default they are still legally married and you can set aside all the rumors about her dating this guy or that guy, or him being caught up with several strippers, the bottom line is that they are legally still married until the courts deem it a final ruling through the California courts

 

 His physical  problems may cause him to be a vegetable or could cause him to the 24 hour assistance and the question then becomes will medical bills bankrupt him ultimately or will his careless lifestyle be the actual bullet that kills him?

 

 

 Everyone knows that Chloe Kardashian has dated superstars like rapper French Montana, as of late she was linked to James Harden of the Houston Rockets, but technically she is still legally married and his wife and stands to gain millions of dollars  if he were to pass, as of now she is still in position to make all of the medical decisions for him while they’re still married unless there is documentation to state otherwise that we may not know about. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flint Offering Cancer To Kids ?????

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The city of Flint is a place known for blighted buildings, poverty and high crime. Now the residents of the city face another huge challenge – undrinkable water.

The city is situated about an hour’s drive from the banks of Lake Huron — one of the Great Lakes, which surround the state and account for 20 percent of the world’s freshwater. Yet Flint is embroiled in a contentious water war over the cost and quality of its drinking supply.

Questions about the water supply started after Flint broke away from Detroit’s water system and started temporarily tapping the Flint River. The decision was made last year in order to save about $4 million annually.

Almost immediately after the switch to Flint River water last April, residents began posting photos online of tea-colored and sometimes pee-colored tap water. Shortly afterward, the water’s high levels of bacteria, which are linked to conditions such as nausea and diarrhoea, forced the city to announce a series of boil-water advisories. The city tried to eliminate the bacteria by treating the water with more chlorine, which in turn created the THM problem.

In January 2015, nearly 100,000 residents of the city received a letter explaining that water testing revealed high levels of trihalomethanes, a group of chemicals known as THMs. Byproducts of the chlorination process, THMs have been linked to increased rates of cancer, kidney and liver failure and adverse birth outcomes.

The Flint River’s water quality, like many rivers in southern Michigan, was damaged before a regulatory crackdown on direct industrial and municipal discharges in the 1970s, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said in a 2001 report. Since then, degradation of the watershed has continued from runoff from farms, parking lots, septic systems and other sources.

The city’s water is treated, and the state says it meets federal safety guidelines, but tests have found that the water is too corrosive and is releasing lead from old plumbing in and near thousands of homes. Doctors last week reported high levels of lead in local children’s blood samples, also blaming water pipes.

Contamination in Flint’s water system is only part of the city’s water woes. The other issue is its financial cost to the city and its residents.

Residents continue to receive astronomical monthly water and sewer bills — Flint’s rates are about eight times the national average — for water that many deemed undrinkable.

As the city of Flint wrestles with water quality issues, community leaders and volunteers distributed nearly 4,000 water filters to low-income families with children at University of Michigan-Flint‘s recreation building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. The filters were distributed to the most vulnerable residents, who officials say are pregnant women, homes with children ages 5 and under and children with health concerns. They are estimating that they would need at least 20,000 water filters.

The city is now telling residents to use only cold water for drinking, cooking and making baby formula and is recommending they use the certified filters.

Residents of Flint said during a special meeting that they want to replace the Flint River with Lake Huron as the source of Flint’s drinking water and aren’t willing to wait two years for completion of the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline to get better water.

 

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Pope Francis Meets Fidel Castro in Havana

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Pope Francis, Latin America’s first pope, met Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday, discussing religion and world affairs at the home of the 89-year-old retired president.

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the meeting lasted about 40 minutes and was “very familiar, fraternal and friendly.” Castro’s wife and several children and grandchildren were present.

Francis gave Castro several of his official papal writings as well as two books on spirituality and a book and CD on the writings of Father Armando Llorente, a Jesuit priest who taught Castro in high school.

Castro gave him a copy of Fidel and Religion, a 1985 book of interviews with a Brazilian priest and writer that lifted a taboo about speaking about religion in Cuba, which was then officially atheist.

Fidel Castro, the older brother of President Raul Castro, led the Cuban government from 1959 until he resigned for health reasons, at first provisionally in 2006 and then definitively in 2008.

The meeting brought together the leader who shaped Cuba for the last half of the 20th century and Latin America’s first pope, who many Cubans credit with opening a path to the future by mediating the warming diplomatic relations between their country and the United States. After his Cuba visit, the pope flies to Washington for his first ever trip to the U.S.

Since their historic deal, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro have reopened embassies in each other’s countries, held a personal meeting, had at least two phone calls and launched a process aimed at normalizing ties in fields ranging from trade to tourism to telecommunications.

Earlier, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana’s Revolution Square and warned Cubans against the dangers of ideology as their country enters a new era of closer ties with the United States.

Tens of thousands of people were in the square where Cubans celebrate May Day beneath massive portraits of revolutionary leaders Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos built into the facades of state buildings.

While most Cubans are nominally Catholic, less than 10 percent practice their faith and Cuba is the least Catholic country in Latin America. The Vatican said 200,000 people attended Sunday’s Mass, more than at similar celebrations in the same plaza by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 and St. John Paul II in 1998.

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