Politics Bernie Sanders To Sierra Blanca Texas: "Drop Dead!"

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  1. dawg

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    In 1998, then Representative Bernie Sanders cosponsored and actively ushered a bill through Congress that would allow Vermont and Maine to dump their nuclear waste in the poor disadvantaged Hispanic community of Sierra Blanca, Texas.

    Three West Texan protestors went to Vermont to plead with then Representative Sanders that the dump site shouldn't be located in this poor minority community, Mr. Sanders told the three activists, "My position is unchanged and you’re not going to like it.” When asked if he would at least visit the proposed site in Sierra Blanca, he said: “Absolutely not. I'm gonna to be running for re-election in the state of Vermont."

    “He didn't listen,” Curry said. “He had his mind made up."

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    Reading this article, I had a real sense that Mr. Sanders just didn't care about their concerns or the plight of this poor Hispanic community. It wasn't his community to care about. If history tells us anything about minority communities they seemingly always get the short end of the stick. Flint, MI is one such community that comes to mind. In this case, the community of Sierra Blanca didn't have any real political clout and they were reaching out to Mr. Sanders for help.

    Mr. Sanders could have stood behind this very poor Hispanic community, but as his response to the protestors revealed, he chose the political expedient route. In this case, he didn't stand up for the less fortunate in Sierra Blanca.

    Paul Wellstone would later call this injustice against the people of Sierra Blanca a case of "environmental racism”.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/02/u...ar-as-waste-disposal-site.html?pagewanted=all

    ''I think maybe they choose us because we are a small town, because we are so distant from everyone and because we have no political power,'' Ms. Bustamante said. ''I think maybe they are taking advantage of us. I believe that most of the people are opposed to it.''


    Now compare this with the late, great Paul Wellstone, who fought with passion on the Senate floor for this poor disadvantaged community. His impassioned speech for the people of Sierra Blanca was a shining moment on the Senate floor.

    For Mr. Wellstone, reaching out, helping and fighting for minorities came naturally. He immediately recognized the injustice and fought for this community, like it was his very own.

    http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/1998-03-13/523010/

    In Washington, Wellstone called the dump part of a "national pattern of discrimination in the location of waste and pollution" that preyed on those lacking political clout and financial resources.

    http://archive.bangordailynews.com/1998/07/30/maine-vermont-nuclear-waste-compact-approved-by-house/

    Wellstone has promised to force a fearsome debate on the issue and the overarching issue of what he calls “environmental racism.”


    Mr. Wellstone fought on the floor to add amendments that would give this poor Hispanic community the legal right to stop this dump site if it could prove racial discrimination factored into placing the site, which Mr. Wellstone proved was in fact the case during his speech. Link to video of his entire speech below.

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    Mr. Wellstone fought on the floor to add amendments that would give this poor Hispanic community the legal right to stop this dump site if it could prove racial discrimination factored into placing the site, which Mr. Wellstone proved was in fact the case during his speech. Link to video of his entire speech below.

    Transcript of floor speech: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-1998-06-15/html/CREC-1998-06-15-pt1-PgS6349.htm

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    Much much more, far too much to post here

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/...r-Minority-Community-and-a-Nuclear-Waste-Dump
     
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    I read it quick I thought it said Bernie Sanders to Blac Chyna Drop Dead!

    I'm like DAAAAAAMN he's all up in that TMZ shiiiiiiiz
     
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    Little Bernie is not the angel his supporters paint him to be.
     
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    He's a communist. Shoulda been enough from that point.
     
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    He doesnt mind taking a nuclear dump on poor folk, thats for sure.
     
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    Every politician above the local levels' soul is bought and paid for. All snakes.
     
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    Every single one of them.
     
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    JFC...
     
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    Quickly, not quick, fucking moron. I hope you're not planning on voting
     
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    The fuck do you care?
     
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    Yer English is pretty good. It's like yer American or somethin. :dontknow:
     
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    Gp2 is all salty n shit.
     
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    Its pretty basic stuff, you're just uneducated
     
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    How bout you teach me English and I teach you Norwegian?
     
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    Hillarys going for the kill shot.
     
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    "It's" pretty basic stuff.
     
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    The guy didnt hold a job until he was forty. :lmao:
     
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    No, he's not. The nuke waste story has been out there for a while. His wife Jane is supposedly on the board of the company who does the dumping. Sanders supporters are ironically much like Trump supporters in the sense that they have an info wall up in order to be fully on board with their chosen candidate. Any stories that come out are "attempts by the establishment controlled media to smear" their "outsider" candidate/savior.