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god the mother and god the father10 Things That HAPPEN To Your Body If You Walk Every Day!

Have you ever heard the saying by Hippocrates, “Walking is a man’s best medicine?” We’d go further by stating that walking combined with good sleep and a healthy diet can help you avoid the doctor altogether. As little as 15-30 minutes of walking every day can drastically improve not only a person’s overall appearance, but health as well.

We at Healths & Fitness were astonished to find out that good old walking is a single practice which could significantly benefit the whole body and mind. It’s free, easy and requires little effort.

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU WALK EVERY DAY:

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For she saw the wrath of God coming upon you, and she said: Give ear, all you that dwell near Sion, for God hath brought upon me great mourning:

FB_IMG_1424981159787Jas 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

FB_IMG_1425268287353Ne 8:2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month (which is truly the Month of October not July). Now let me Eliyah speak on this topic, did you notice the law of God was presented before the whole congregation? I mean both men and woman, it left no one out! Not even the Children, those who were old enough to hear with understanding were also given the law.

Ne 8:3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law. Now you notice from morning until midday (afternoon) the law was given to the people doing this time. Now those people are us, that was our ancestors, our customs, our holiday, not only was the law being given but the people was attentive unto it. Wow! That would mean that we as a people not only gave ear to our priest, but we were characterized by or giving attention; observant; an attentive audience. 2. thoughtful of others; considerate; courteous; and attentive host… We should be praising ourselves for the people we were and should be today! Pray (request) that we will all be of one mind!

Ne 8:12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them. Now did you notice that all of the people not some, but all went their way to eat, and to drink but not just to eat and drink. Look at what else they did, they send portions to make great mirth, Why? Because they had UNDERSTOOD THE WORDS THAT WERE DECLARED UNTO THEM! For them all to understand the words would mean they were now all of one mind, ready and willing to walk in one way and not many. Think on these things will you? Now let us go on and then let us meditate on what the Great Mother God is saying to us as a Nubian People…

Ne 8:13 ¶ And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law. So on the second day of this holiday of gathering, we see that the Chief of the Fathers of all the people were gathered together, now the Chief of the Fathers are the Elders of all the Nubian people (YOU)! Also the the leaders of that day the Levites all the way to Ezra the Scribe (writer of the Mother’s Law) where brought together so that they may even overstand the words of the law, The Mother wanted all of her Children to walk by the same law! Not turning from side to side, from this way to that way, but knowing the way of the people… When a people know the way, there is nothing that can stop them from reaching their higher point. And we have been given the way.

Ne 8:14 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month: Why in Booths, small temporary tents or structures as at a market, fair, or exhibition, something we used for selling goods, providing information, or staging shows?

Ne 8:18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God (Mother). And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner. So they (we) had this sacred gathering on the eighth day of this seven month, which is held to give added emphasis to the purpose of the occasion. Solemn assemblies are held at the dedications of temples and for specially-called meetings to provide instruction to priesthood leaders.

Ne 9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God (Mother) one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the LORD their God (Mother). Did you notice that they meaning all the Nation our Nubian Nation stood up in one accord, right their place, and read in the book of the law, this kept their minds fresh to the ways of the Mother. To do this yearly, is to keep remembrance of it so that you will be lead by it. They not only ready it but also confessed to walking against the Mother’s will (law). Now let me ask you if we all had one law we were taught and lived by and believed in because everyone around us that are of us would be living that law… how would we live being apart of that tribe, nation, people?

Pr 8:32 ¶ Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Pr 8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

Pr 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Pr 8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.

Ec 5:1 ¶ Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of thy Mother, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Mr 2:2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.

Mr 12:37 David therefore himself calleth her Lord; and whence is he then her son? And the common people heard him gladly.

Lu 15:1 ¶ Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

Lu 19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

Ac 2:42 ¶ And they continued stedfastly in the apostlesdoctrine (the law of the Mother’s) and fellowship (the hanging with one another, doing things as one people, enjoying one another), and in breaking of bread (the Word of the Mother, which is the way of love towards brethren and sisters, ) and in prayers (requests).

Ac 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God (Mother), to hear all things that are commanded thee of God (Mother).

Ac 13:42 ¶ And when the Nubian’s were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles (other Nations) besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

Ac 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Nubian’s and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God (Mother).

Ac 13:44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God (Mother).

Ac 13:48 And when the Gentiles (other Nations) heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

Ac 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

1Th 2:13 ¶ For this cause also thank we God (Mother) without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God (Mother) which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God (Mother), which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

Jas 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

Jas 3:1 ¶ My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

Jas 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Pr 10:19 ¶ In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Pr 13:3 ¶ He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Pr 15:2 ¶ The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Pr 17:27 ¶ He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Pr 18:13 ¶ He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Pr 18:21 ¶ Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Pr 21:23 ¶ Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Ec 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God (Mother): for God (Mother) is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Ec 5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.

Ne 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God (Mother) ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

Pr 14:17 ¶ He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Pr 14:29 ¶ He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Pr 15:18 ¶ A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Pr 16:32 ¶ He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Pr 17:14 ¶ The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Pr 19:11 ¶ The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Pr 19:19 ¶ A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

Pr 25:28 ¶ He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Ec 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Now this I speak to you as ONE PEOPLE, YES! WE ARE ONE NUBIAN NATION AND THIS IS HOW WE ARE TO LIVE AMONG ONE ANOTHER. THIS WILL MAKE US STRONG AND MIGHTY IN MOTHER AFRIKA AND HER (US) CHILDREN

Ec 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Mt 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Ga 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Ga 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Mother).

Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Col 3:8 ¶ But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth (when it comes to speaking of one another as a Nubian Nation).

Col 3:15 And let the peace of God

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our Mother’s) rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Today the Lord your God gives you orders to keep all these laws and decisions

De 26:16 Today the Lord your God gives you orders to keep all these laws and decisions: so then keep and do them with all your heart and all your soul.

De 4:1 ¶ And now give ear, O Israel, to the laws and the decisions which I am teaching you, and do them; so that life may be yours, and you may go in and take for yourselves the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

De 4:2 Make no addition to the orders which I give you, and take nothing from them, but keep the orders of the Lord your God which I give you.

De 4:3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baal-peor: for destruction came from the Lord on all those among you who went after Baal-peor.

De 4:4 But you who kept faith with the Lord are living, every one of you, today.

De 4:5 I have been teaching you laws and decisions, as I was ordered to do by the Lord my God, so that you might keep them in the land to which you are going to take it for your heritage.

De 4:6 So keep these laws and do them; for so will your wisdom and good sense be clear in the eyes of the peoples, who hearing all these laws will say, Truly, this great nation is a wise and far-seeing people.

De 6:1 ¶ Now these are the orders and the laws and the decisions which the Lord your God gave me for your teaching, so that you might do them in the land of your heritage to which you are going:

De 11:1 ¶ So have love for the Lord your God, and give him worship, and keep his laws and his decisions and his orders at all times.

De 11:8 ¶ So keep all the orders which I give you today, so that you may be strong, and go in and take the land which is to be your heritage;

De 12:1 ¶ These are the laws and the decisions which you are to keep with care in the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you to be your heritage all the days of your life on earth.

De 12:32 You are to keep with care all the words I give you, making no addition to them and taking nothing from them.

Mt 28:20 Teaching them to keep all the rules which I have given you: and see, I am ever with you, even to the end of the world.

De 6:5 And the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

De 6:17 ¶ Keep with care the orders of the Lord your God, and his rules and his laws which he has given you;

De 8:2 And keep in mind the way by which the Lord your God has taken you through the waste land these forty years, so that he might make low your pride and put you to the test, to see what was in your heart and if you would keep his orders or not.

De 13:3 Then give no attention to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God is testing you, to see if all the love of your heart and soul is given to him.

De 13:4 But keep on in the ways of the Lord your God, fearing him and keeping his orders and hearing his voice, worshipping him and being true to him.

Joh 14:15 ¶ If you have love for me, you will keep my laws.

Joh 14:21 He who has my laws and keeps them, he it is who has love for me: and he who has love for me will be loved by my Father, and I will have love for him and will let myself be seen clearly by him.

Joh 14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, How is it that you will let yourself be seen clearly by us and not by the world?

Joh 14:23 Jesus said to him in answer, If anyone has love for me, he will keep my words: and he will be dear to my Father; and we will come to him and make our living-place with him.

Joh 14:24 He who has no love for me does not keep my words; and the word which you are hearing is not my word but the Father’s who sent me.

1Jo 5:2 In this way, we are certain that we have love for the children of God, when we have love for God and keep his laws.

1Jo 5:3 For loving God is keeping his laws: and his laws are not hard.

When God was a Black Woman!

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Ex 22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

Ex 32:1 And the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

Ex 32:31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

Nu 25:2 And the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

De 6:14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

De 7:16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver the Nubian Nation; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto the Nubian Nation.

De 13:7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto the Nubian Nation, or far off from the Nubian Nation, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;

De 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter the Nubian Nation among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

De 31:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this Nubian people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

Jos 24:2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.

Jos 24:16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

Jud 2:12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.

Ru 1:15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.

2Sa 7:23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make her a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to the Nubian Nation from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?

1Ki 18:24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let them be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

1Ki 20:10 And Benhadad sent unto him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me.

1Ch 5:25 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

1Ch 16:26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

2Ch 25:15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and she sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?

2Ch 32:13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the people of other lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands any ways able to deliver their lands out of mine hand?

2Ch 32:14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand?

2Ch 32:17 He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

2Ch 32:19 And they spake against the God of Jerusalem (Nubians), as against the gods of the people of the earth, which were the work of the hands of man.

Jer 2:11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

Jer 13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.

Jer 44:15 Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,

Ac 14:11 And when the people saw what Nubians had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

Ac 19:26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Nubian hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

The Black Womb-man who was once dead to the Man she Created but is now Coming Alive in the Black Man’s Mind and Life forever more!

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See now, I myself am she; there is no other god but me: giver of death and life, wounding and making well: and no one has power to make you free from my hand.

But now, says the Lord your Maker, O Jacob, and your life-giver,

Ps 102:27 But you are the unchanging One, and your years will have no end.

Isa 41:4 Whose purpose and work was it? Her who sent out the generations from the start. I the Lord, the first, and with the last, I am she.

Isa 45:5 ¶ I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God but me: I will make you ready for war, though you had no knowledge of me:

Isa 45:18 For this is the word of the Lord who made the heavens; she is God; the maker and designer of the earth; who made it not to be a waste, but as a living-place for man: I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Isa 45:22 Let your hearts be turned to me, so that you may have salvation, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other.

Isa 46:4 Even when you are old I will be the same, and when you are grey-haired I will take care of you: I will still be responsible for what I made; yes, I will take you and keep you safe.

Isa 48:12 Give ear to me, Jacob, and Israel, my loved one; I am she, I am the first and I am the last.

Heb 1:12 They will be rolled up like a cloth, even like a robe, and they will be changed: but you are the same and your years will have no end.

Re 1:11 Saying, What you see, put in a book, and send it to the seven churches; to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Re 2:8 ¶ And to the angel of the church in Smyrna say: These things says the first and the last, who was dead and is living:

De 4:35 All this she let you see, so that you might be certain that the Lord is God and there is no other.

Isa 45:5 ¶ I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God but me: I will make you ready for war, though you had no knowledge of me:

Isa 45:18 For this is the word of the Lord who made the heavens; she is God; the maker and designer of the earth; who made it not to be a waste, but as a living-place for man: I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Isa 45:22 Let your hearts be turned to me, so that you may have salvation, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other.

1Sa 2:6 The Lord is the giver of death and life: sending men down to the underworld and lifting them up.

2Ki 5:7 But the king of Israel, after reading the letter, was greatly troubled and said, Am I God, to give death and life? why does this man send a leper to me to be made well? is it not clear that he is looking for a cause of war?

Job 5:18 For after his punishment she gives comfort, and after wounding, his hands make you well.

Ps 68:20 Our God is for us a God of salvation; his are the ways out of death.

Isa 43:13 From time long past I am God, and from this day I am she: there is no one who is able to take you out of my hand: when I undertake a thing, by whom will my purpose be changed?

Ho 6:1 ¶ Come, let us go back to the Lord; for she has given us wounds and she will make us well; she has given blows and she will give help.

Joh 8:24 For this reason I said to you that death will overtake you in your sins: for if you have not faith that I am she, death will come to you while you are in your sins.

Re 1:17 And when I saw him, I went down on my face at his feet as one dead. And she put his right hand on me, saying, Have no fear; I am the first and the last and the Living one;

Re 1:18 And I was dead, and see, I am living for ever, and I have the keys of death and of Hell.

Job 10:7 Though you see that I am not an evil-doer; and there is no one who is able to take a man out of your hands?

Ps 50:22 Now keep this in mind, you who have no memory of God, for fear that you may be crushed under my hand, with no one to give you help:

Isa 43:13 From time long past I am God, and from this day I am she: there is no one who is able to take you out of my hand: when I undertake a thing, by whom will my purpose be changed?

Mic 5:8 And the rest of Jacob will be among the nations, in the middle of the mass of peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the woods, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep: if he goes through, they will be crushed under foot and pulled to bits, and there will be no saviour.

Many have lead poison from the waters in Flint Michigan

The Hurley Medical Center, in Flint, released a study in September that confirmed what many Flint parents had feared for over a year: The proportion of infants and children with above-average levels of lead in their blood has nearly doubled since the city switched from the Detroit water system to using the Flint River as its water source, in 2014.

The crisis reached a nadir Monday night, when Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency.

“The City of Flint has experienced a Manmade disaster,” Weaver said in a declaratory statement.

The mayor — elected after her predecessor, Dayne Walling, experienced fallout from his administration’s handling of the water problems — said in the statement that she was seeking support from the federal government to deal with the “irreversible” effects of lead exposure on the city’s children. Weaver thinks that these health consequences will lead to a greater need for special education and mental health services, as well as developments in the juvenile justice system.

“Do we meet the criteria [for a disaster area]? I don’t know,” she told Michigan Live. But Weaver doesn’t think the city can receive the help it needs without alerting federal officials to the urgency of the matter.

To those living in Flint, the announcement may feel as if it has been a long time coming.

Almost immediately after the city started drawing from the Flint River in April 2014, residents began complaining about the water, which they said was cloudy in appearance and emitted a foul odor.

Since then, complications from the water coming from the Flint River have only piled up. Although city and state officials initially denied that the water was unsafe, the state issued a notice informing Flint residents that their water contained unlawful levels of trihalomethanes, a chlorine byproduct linked to cancer and other diseases.


Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, right, and City Administrator Natasha Henderson, address questions about adding supplemental phosphates to the city’s water during a news conference in December. (Jake May/Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

Protesters marched to City Hall in the fierce Michigan cold, calling for officials to reconnect Flint’s water to the Detroit system. The use of the Flint River was supposed to be temporary, set to end in 2016 after a pipeline to Lake Huron’s Karegnondi Water Authority is finished.

A petition lobbying for the ending the city’s Flint River water supply garnered 26,000 signatures.

Through continued demonstrations by Flint residents and mounting scientific evidence of the water’s toxins, city and state officials offered various solutions — from asking residents to boil their water to providing them with water filters — in an attempt to work around the need to reconnect to the Detroit system.

That call was finally made by Snyder (R) on Oct. 8. He announced that he had a plan for coming up with the $12 million to switch Flint back to the Detroit system. On Oct. 16, water started flowing again from Detroit to Flint.

David Murray, press secretary for Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s office, told The Washington Post that the state has been working on improving the water quality in Flint and other cities for the past year. It has also offered more than $10 million in financial assistance to pay for a temporary switch into the Detroit system while the connection to Lake Huron is being prepared.

“Flint residents need to have access to safe, clean water,” Murray wrote in an email to The Post. “Gov. Snyder and the administration have been working closely with the city to focus on health issues affecting children and other city residents, and address water infrastructure challenges.”

He added that while the water leaving Flint’s drinking water system is safe to drink, “some families with lead plumbing in their homes or service connections could experience higher levels of lead in the water that comes out of their faucets.” An action plan created by Snyder in October includes free water testing, free water filters and the accelerating of corrosion controls in the drinking water system, according to Murray.

For the parents of children who may have been affected, such actions were accompanied by the sense that they had come too late.

These parents and other Flint residents filed a class-action federal lawsuit against Snyder, the state, the city and 13 other public officials in November for the damages they have suffered as a result of the lead-tainted water. The suit, which claims to represent “tens of thousands of residents,” alleges that the city and state officials “deliberately deprived” them of their 14th Amendment rights by replacing formerly safe drinking water with a cheaper alternative that was known to be highly toxic.


Lyla McCallun, 4, formerly of Flint, draws on a sheet of paper while sitting on the lap of her grandmother, Flint resident Jacqueline Pemberton, one of six others listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. (Jake May /Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

“For more than 18 months, state and local government officials ignored irrefutable evidence that the water pumped from the Flint River exposed [residents] to extreme toxicity,” the complaint reads. “The deliberately false denials about the safety of the Flint River water was as deadly as it was arrogant.”

Calling officials’ conduct “so egregious and so outrageous that it shocks the conscience,” the complaint cites the specific experiences of a few plaintiffs and their families, all of whom allege they have been challenged by similar health ailments since high levels of lead and copper entered their bloodstreams.

These conditions include skin lesions, hair loss, chemical-induced hypertension, vision loss and depression. Of the four families described in the complaint, two had ceased to drink Flint water after a certain point — and used it only for washing and cooking — but still said they were exposed to many of the same ill effects.

Snyder’s press secretary, Murray, wrote in an email to The Post that the administration disagrees with points in the suit, but declined to discuss details of pending litigation.

As the Detroit Free Press reported in October, avoiding Flint water became a way of life for the city’s residents.

Those who could afford it opted for bottled water, buying it by the gallons. Those who couldn’t spare the money drank it straight from the tap all the same, knowing that they would be paying for it later. When it came to bathing, some slowly filled bathtubs with pots of boiled water for their children.

(The city issued a boil advisory in September 2014. This recommendation runs contrary to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines on lead in drinking water, which state that heating or boiling water will not remove lead. In fact, “because some of the water evaporates during the boiling process, the lead concentration of the water can actually increase slightly as the water is boiled,” according to the CDC.)

LeeAnn Walters, a Flint resident and mother of 4-year-old twins, took every precaution after blood tests revealed that the level of lead in one of her sons had soared after the switch to Flint River.

“I was hysterical,” Walters told the Free Press. “I cried when they gave me my first lead report.”

She had feared lead was the problem when her whole family developed rashes and her son stopped gaining weight.

Now, Walters said, when her children experience problems as they grow up, she will always wonder whether things would have been different — if their lives would have been better — if it weren’t for the water.

*This post has been updated with a response from the office of Gov. Rick Snyder.

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