Occupy Corporatism https://www.occupycorporatism.com Breaking News US, UK & World Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:27:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Comments about legalising gambling in Japan https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2019/09/14/casino-legalising-onlinecasino-in-japan/ Sat, 14 Sep 2019 08:22:40 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=641 Comments about Legalising Gambling in Japan

日本でカジノを作ってもうまく行かないでしょうという意見もありますが、私自信は日本経済にとっては良いことしか考えられないと思います。ギャンブル依存症のことを心配してる人も多いが、今までの日本はカジノという場所はないが、パチンコ屋は全国どこにでもあります。だから日本人今までがギャンブル出来なかった訳ではありません。パチンコだけではなく、オンライン カジノも日本で多くの人たちがプレイしています。インターネットさえあればとこでもオンラインキャンブルできるので、ゲームみたいに誰でもできます。そこで日本がカジノ法案成立しても、日本人にはそこまで影響を及ぼさないなのではないでしょうか。その一方、外国の観光者はカジノがメインの理由で、香港やシンカポールに行かないで日本に来るのではないでしょうか。- 政治経済学部卒業者

Translation: There are many opinion saying that casino in Japan will not go well. However, in my personal opinion, this can only has good effect to Japanese economy. People are concerned about  gambling addiction of Japanese citizen. Although there were no casino in Japan, one can find Pachinko shops through out the whole country. Therefore, Japanese could have gambled if they wanted to. Not only Pachingo shop, but online casino is also played by many Japanese. As long as there is internet, anyone can do online gambling. This is why I think that legalising gambling in Japan will not have huge effect on Japanese people. On the other hand, there will be more foreigner tourists coming to Japan instead of going to Hong Kong or Singapore because of casino. – Political Economy Graduate

Japan’s legislation opens up the last untapped market for gambling https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2018/09/25/japans-legislation-opens-up-the-last-untapped-market-for-gambling/ Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:12:34 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=633 In a move almost 20 years in the making, Japan is finally going to legalize gambling. A law enacted on 20th July made it legal for casinos to be built in the long untapped market of the mainland. The move, however, was met with a lot of opposition from factions that believed this
would cause wagering addiction among members of the public. Polls conducted by media organizations showed the public to be against the building of such establishments. 53% of
respondents interviewed in the polls are of the opinion that the country is better off without casinos. A no-confidence motion was brought up to prevent the passing of the bill but things did go in favor of supporters of the bill.

A bill similar to it was passed earlier in late 2016 and it got the ball rolling. The law approved the construction of three Las Vegas styled casinos even though the specific locations were not named.

More about the bill

The piece of legislation lays out a framework that would guide the operation of casinos once they are set up. The bill itself is named the Integrated Resorts (IR) bill while the earlier legislation of 2016 was known as the Integrated-Resort Promotion Law. The choice of name for the bill
is no surprise as it is meant to mask the gambling aspect.

The legislation allows for three casino licenses which are going to be issued with a 30% tax for gaming. This shall be paid to the central government and local governments. The bill also stipulates the amount of casino floor allowed for every resort and has it at 3% of all total resort floor space.

Renowned casino operators such as MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Hard Rock International and Caesar’s Entertainment have shown interest in the market. With a track record of running establishments with noteworthy success, this would be another challenge that all the big names are excited to take on.

According to the bill, international visitors will enjoy free entry into the casinos; however, locals will be charged a $50 tax, which amounts to 6,000 yen. The number of visits to such establishments has also been capped at three per week and ten per month for locals.

The last frontier for gambling entities

Every major gambling market in the world has been exploited by major gambling establishments all through the world. Japan was the next big potential market that remained untapped. According to expert forecasting, the market has the potential to gross 25 billion dollars in a year once everything is running smoothly. Though this is a meager sum compared to the 70 billion a
year gross income from the Las Vegas scene, it is an exciting development for stakeholders who can’t wait to jump into the new market.

Possible locations for gambling resorts

Osaka is without a doubt the number one location for the first casino license. The city plans to build an entertainment complex at the manmade island of Yumeshima that would hold the casino. Yokohama and Tokyo are the other prospective cities. Wakayama and Sasebo in central Japan as well as Tomakomai in the island of Hokkaido are also possible locations.

Single Hand Makes Woman Instant Millionaire at Auckland Casino https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2018/09/01/woman-wins-million-jackpot-at-skycity-casino/ Sat, 01 Sep 2018 13:51:24 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=624 Winning big at a casino is the dream for pretty much every single player out there. Being at the right place at the right time and winning a huge jackpot – it just doesn’t get much better than that. A lucky woman got to experience this feeling at the SkyCity Casino in Auckland, when her run at a low stakes Caribbean Stud table ended up producing a $1.1 million jackpot.

Caribbean Stud

One in 650,000 Odds

Usually, Caribbean Stud Poker tables at live casinos feature a progressive jackpot that can be won if the player is dealt the best possible hand in poker – a Royal Flush. The odds of this happening are around 650,000 to 1, so it’s clearly not something you’ll see every day.

However, this lucky lady found herself at the right place at just the right time as she placed another $35 bet on the next hand. Against all odds, the five cards she was dealt were 10, J, Q, K, and A, all of the same suit – the coveted Royal Flush.

This gave her right to claim the entire jackpot amount of $1,108,585, making her an instant millionaire. According to the statement from the SkyCity casino officials, the player was particularly lucky, because the jackpot she won is the largest they’ve seen in the last seven years. According to the same statement, the newly made millionaire spread her joy and shared some of the winnings with other players at the table, which was definitely a very nice gesture.

You Could Be Next with No Deposit Casino Bonuses

This win took place at a land-based casino but if you don’t have one nearby, this doesn’t mean you can’t go for a jackpot as well and become the next big winner. There are many online casinos out there offering huge progressive jackpots with seven and even eight-figure amounts up for grabs.

What’s even better is that there are many places where players can try their luck at winning a jackpot with no risk involved whatsoever, using no deposit bonuses. All you’ll need is to find some good no deposit bonus codes and sign up with the casinos giving you a chance to play and win without requiring you to risk any of your hard-earned money.

If you’re new to online gambling this may sound too good to be true. However, no deposit casino bonuses are nothing unusual and all it takes is a bit of effort to find the good ones that allow you to play progressive jackpot games. From there on, turning $10 or $20 into a few million becomes a real possibility – albeit remote.

There are even several websites that have listed the top rated no deposit casino bonus codes in one place, so you don’t have to go looking for them yourself.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that players aren’t required to put any of their own money on the line so there is every incentive for you to give it a try. Even if you don’t win a jackpot, you’ll still have had some fun and excitement along the way.

And, remember, there is no telling who Lady Luck will smile upon next!

5 Innovative Online Casinos to Keep an Eye Out For https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2018/05/16/new-innovative-online-casinos/ Wed, 16 May 2018 06:04:48 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=580 There are very few industries out there that put the latest technologies to good use like the online gambling industry. Due to its very competitive nature and the drive to attract new and keep the existing players, online casinos take all the resources available to them and try to use them in a way to achieve these goals.

It can be fully said that innovation is at the heart of online gambling and those who lead the way in innovation are usually the ones staying on top and constantly attracting more and more players. These are our picks for the top five innovative online casinos you need to know about.


Bitcoin Casino

1. Bitcasino.io

Bitcoin has been gaining a lot of popularity in the world of online gambling over the past couple of years and Bitcasino.io is a site dedicated to fully keeping up with this trend. Established in 2014 and licensed by the Government of Curacao, Bitcasino.io gives players an opportunity to deposit and withdraw using Bitcoin, making it possible for them to keep a high level of privacy and anonymity. The site has a great selection of games, including many NetEnt and Microgaming slots and even popular progressive titles like Mega Moolah.


Casino Heroes

2. Casino Heroes

Gamification is a fairly new trend in online gambling but quite a few casinos have picked up on the fact that modern-day players want more from their gambling experiences. Casino Heroes is one of the leaders in this particular area, giving players an entire world filled with adventures to enjoy as they spin their favorite slots and wager on the table games. With a large world map, bosses awaiting at the end of each stage, and rich rewards to be won, Casino Heroes offers a really fully-rounded gaming experience unlike anything else out there.


VR Online Casino

3. Slots Million

Slots Million Casino has built a name for itself in all sorts of ways, one of them being, like the name suggests, the sheer amount of slots made available on the site. However, the casino didn’t rest on their laurels and they kept pushing the boundaries, becoming the first to launch a Virtual Reality (VR) Casino. The VR casino features 40+ popular titles and it can be played on a computer, without requiring any special equipment, or using Oculus Rift for the full experience.


Netent Live Beyond Live

4. Mr Green

The name of Mr Green is well known in the world of internet gambling as this is another brand that always strives to deliver more. In the sea of different things that make Mr Green a great online casino, their Live Beyond Live mobile casino certainly stands out. This latest innovation gives mobile players a chance to enjoy live casino games like never before, with excellent, crystal clear graphics and a fast and seamless gaming engine. Live Beyond Live takes mobile gambling to a whole new level. Another appreciated feature about the online casino is that they also offer free spins on no deposit slots, on a regular basis.


Rizk Casino

5. Rizk

Like the rest of online casinos here, Rizk Casino manages to stand out from the competition thanks to their ability to follow trends. Rizk doesn’t just give players a full game-like experience on a platform that offers nearly all the best games in existence. They also provide one of the best mobile gambling apps you can find, catering to the growing base of players who do most of their online gambling on the go, from their handheld devices.

Understanding Sweden’s World cup chances to formulate the best betting tips https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2018/05/03/betting-tips-for-sweden-in-2018-world-cup/ Thu, 03 May 2018 07:00:44 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=568 Sweden is back in the world Cup for the first time since 2006 when they made it to the round of 16 in Germany. There is such an air of excitement among the Swedes as they look to go one better in Russia, with heavy expectations lying on the shoulders of Coach Janne Andersson and his charges.

Of course, they are far from being favourites, but something about them makes it look like they could defy expectations and emerge as the surprise team in the tournament. The 1958 runners up have a convergence of factors that will make it interesting to see the betting tips offered in the matches they play.

Sweden Football FIFA

The Swedes are leading a charmed existence

For starters, Sweden already came from the position of underdogs by beating Italy 1-0 on aggregate in the playoffs to book their spot in this summer’s event.

Secondly, they have a promising squad that includes the likes of John Guidetti and Sebastian Larsson and Marcus Berg. Recent call ups include the likes of defender Joel Andersson in defence and Erdal Rakip in midfield. The duo is more than likely to make the squad that
will represent Sweden in Russia.


Sweden’s path is an equally interesting one. The team finds itself in Group F alongside Germany, Mexico and Korea. The Germans are the defending champions and outright favourites in the group. Beyond that point, however, everything is thrown open. Any of the three teams can grab that second spot if they play their cards right.

If Sweden can force a draw against Germany then beat South Korea, then they have an upper hand in their other group match.


Fluke performances or great strategy?

Andersson has proven to be a tactical genius going by the strategies he employed in the path to the World Cup finals. In a UEFA Group A where France and The Netherlands were considered favourites, he opted to cede to neither of them fully. He managed to beat France and hold the Dutch to a draw.

With the smaller teams, however, he was less than ruthless, registering wins as big as 8-0. That tells much about the manager’s approach to specific games and will be an important factor when formulating betting tips. The team’s chances of nicking second position in group F are fairly high.


Beyond the Group Stages, the team has as much chance as almost every other opponent it is pitted against. That they showed a defensive grit against seasoned defenders Italy is enough proof that they have adapted themselves as a tournament side- stay solid and strive to score one important goal.


Passion can help the Swedes over the line

Then of course there is the excitement of making it to global football’s top event after such a lengthy absence. The current crop of players will be feeling jolly proud of themselves for making their country’s flag fly in Russia and that will be a great motivator. The fans too will want to make the most of this chance that many of them will be experiencing for the first time. Expect a lot of noise at Sweden matches thus.

The team has fallen four places to position 23 in the April FIFA rankings but that should not fool you into making your betting teams less optimistic.

Top 3 Casino Cruises to visit in the World https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2018/04/18/top-3-casino-cruises-to-visit-in-the-world/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:16:48 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=551 Casino cruises offer the best experience to anyone who is looking for holiday fun with a twist. Cruise liners set up for casino cruises are as luxurious and exciting as the more famous land-based casinos. However, with casino cruises, you get to see the world and spend time in some of the most famous cities and still get to do some serious gambling. There are a number of industry big players that operate some of the best casino cruises in the world. Let’s look at three of the best and what they have to offer.

Cunards Queen Mary 2 Ocean Cruiseliner

#1.Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Ocean Cruiseliner

For The Sophisticated Gambler Cunard offers old-world sophistication and elegance you would find in places like Monte Carlo. Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 takes travelers on exciting transatlantic voyages between New York and Southampton. The ocean liner offers virtually everything for everyone, but perhaps the best part about the ship is the Empire Casino. This grand casino harkens back to the sophisticated casinos of the world where men dress up in tuxedos and women put on their best cocktail dresses – makes you think you might just run into James Bond sipping a Martini at the bar.

The casino offers gaming tables where you can play blackjack, roulette, three card poker and Texas hold ’em. If tables aren’t your thing, then there are slot machines and video poker machines you can play. Betting limits on tables range from $3 To $500 and slot machine limits range from $0.05 to $5.

First-time gamblers can take advantage of the daily lessons on how different games are played, what the rules are and how to win. These lessons are fun and people actually manage to get lucky after a couple of lessons.

Norwegian Cruiselines Casino Cruise

#2. A Norsk Casino cruise – For The High Stakes Gambler

Norwegian Cruise Line has been taking travelers on exotic voyages to the Caribbean and Bahamas for years. Their Ocean liner, a Norsk Casino cruise, Norwegian Escape takes over 4,200 guests from Miami, Florida across the world’s best waters past exotic Islands and sandy beaches. There is plenty of onboard entertainment offered, but the casino is arguably the best place in the entire ship for a gambler.

Casinos at Sea

Norwegian Escape’s state of the art casino has over 300 slot machines and over 20 gaming tables offering blackjack, craps, poker, baccarat, roulette and pi-gow. There is something for everyone, whether you are a novice or a high-stakes gambler. For true gamblers who want the whole red-carpet, high-stakes game experience, the ship has an exclusive VIP room. Here games are set at high limits which are just perfect for those who like to bet big to win big.

The Escape offers more than a great gambling experience. Guests can enjoy the day soaking up the sun and play various games on offer. You can even catch a movie or go dancing – the idea is to let loose. It is, after all, a holiday and you should enjoy it to the fullest.

The Sunborn Superyacht Casino

#3. The Sunborn Superyacht Casino – An Intimate Setting

The Sunborn Superyacht Hotel and Casino sit permanently docked in Gibraltar in the Ocean Village Marina overlooking the famous Rock of Gibraltar. It has breathtaking views of the ocean with Morocco just a few miles away. This boat has 58 states of the are slot machines, American roulette tables, live poker and blackjack tables.

Bets are structured to suit both novice and experienced high stakes gamblers. Slot machines have a minimum bet of £0.01 and a maximum of £50, American roulette has a minimum bet of £1 and a maximum of £100 while blackjacks minimum bet is £5 and maximum is £500. There is a poker room set aside where regular tournaments take place throughout the cruise.

The casino has all the trappings you would expect to find like a glitzy bar that serves anything from beer to colorful fruity cocktails. The Casino also offers side table service for gamblers whilst they play.

Guests have a choice of luxurious suites with the ultimate being the 74sq.m penthouse suite with a private sundeck and the best view perfect for the ultimate high-roller.

Eric Trump Says Dems ‘Aren’t Even Human’ After His Charity is Exposed for Embezzling Donations https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2017/06/07/eric-trump-says-dems-arent-even-human-after-his-charity-is-exposed-for-embezzling-donations/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:33:52 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=368 Eric Trump said Democrats are “not even people” during an appearance this week on Sean Hannity.

Eric complained that he has “never seen hatred like this” when referring to the Democratic Party as a whole. He claimed “they’re imploding” and “have no message.”

Continuing his verbal assault, Eric said the head of the Democratic National Committee “is a total whack job.”

Eric dehumanized Democrats, saying they are “not even people”. His problem with them is that they “try [to] obstruct a great man… his family” and “obstruct his family; they come after us viciously and it’s truly, truly horrible.”

But what is actually horrible is the Trump Organization who funneled more than $100,000 in donations meant for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

Using Eric’s own charity (the Eric Trump Foundation), he hosted a golfing tournament at his father’s course where donations were passed to the Trump Organization and not their intended purpose.

Donors were told their contributions would go to help sick children, but the Trump family not only lied to attendees of the golf tournament, but took a shocking $500,000 over a 10 year period to line the pockets of Trump family members.

Donald Trump was personally behind the billing of the Eric Trump Foundation for the use of his golf course for these charitable events. Totals of revenue taken in were hundreds of thousands. In fact, a considerable amount of the $11 million Eric has allegedly raised for St. Jude’s hospital has been funneled directly to the Trump Organization.

Back in November of last year, Donald Trump admitted to self-dealing and using donation funds to help Trump out in business and personal interests.

According to a 2015 IRS tax return filed by the foundation’s attorneys, the boxes for questions regarding the transfer of “income or assets to a disqualified person” and engaging in self-dealing with foundation donations were both checked “YES”.

For example, the Donald J Trump Foundation gave a $25,000 donation to a SuperPAC supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

In exchange for the cash, Bondi announced her office of attorney general for the state of Florida would not peruse a “multi-state case” against Trump University.

At the time of the bribe, when Trump tried to cover up the political contribution by recording that the donation was given to a charity in Kansas.

Bondi’s office had twenty-three complaints about Trump University filed before she became attorney general, and one more filed after she took office, but she did not open a “formal investigation”.

beyond the illegal donation, the Trump Foundation illegally purchased a $20,000 six foot tall portrait of Trump and spent $12,000 football helmet signed by Tim Tebow.

Journalist David Fahrenthold discovered that Children’s Place at Home Safe, a Florida charity, held a fundraiser at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago back in 2007, featuring Michael Israel, the painter of the six-foot-tall picture of Trump.

Israel was paid $10,000 for the painting by the Trump Foundation, the other $10,000 supposedly spent on the portrait cannot be accounted for.

The Trump Foundation is a close knit organization run by the three eldest children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – and does not contain much of Trump’s own money.

The foundation survives on donations from other people such as Richard Ebers and Prestige Mills, Inc., NBC Universal, and World Wrestling Entertainment because Trump has not contributed to his own foundation since 2008.

In total Trump has given $2.7 million of his own money.

Giving away other people’s money is what the foundation does, and Donald takes credit for the donations even though the cash he gives originally belonged to someone else.

In 2010, Trump was praised for his “selfless support” of the Palm Beach Police Foundation, before the organization found out that he had been in New Jersey at a function for the Charles Evans Foundation – telling those in attendance that “he was raising money for the Palm Beach Police Foundation.”

One of the largest donations given by Trump Foundation was $100,000 to the Citizens United Foundation. Trump joined the president of that organization to his presidential campaign.

Trump’s Immigrant VOICE Program is Straight Out of Nazi Germany’s Playbook https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2017/03/01/trumps-immigrant-voice-program-is-straight-out-of-nazi-germanys-playbook/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:36:51 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=431 Donald Trump’s Joint Address confirmed that his administration is poised to create and maintain a list of crimes perpetrated by “immigrants”, which was part of the first round of executive orders signed during his first week in office.

Trump said: “I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American Victims. The office is called VOICE — Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.”

According to experts from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than “native born” Americans. In fact, non-citizens make up only 7% of the US population and just 5% of Americans in prisons.

Perhaps more shocking is that between 8 and 10% of undocumented immigrants are entrepreneurs, owning businesses in the US and employing thousands of Americans.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told CBS “This Morning” that Trump’s VOICE program is “ridiculous” because “the overwhelming majority of immigrants are law abiding, they want to be part of the American dream, and most Americans agree with that.”

Schumer went on to say: “So to put an office like this out there shows how anti-immigrant this president is.”

Brian Stone, veteran of the US Navy and LGBT advocate, pointed out in an op-ed piece on Trump’s VOICE program that “it does not appear that the program will be limited simply to undocumented immigrants, but will also include crimes committed by legitimate VISA holders, Green Card holders and possibly even permanent residents who are not naturalized citizens.”

Stone blames Steve Bannon, chief strategist to Trump, for this “idea right out of [his] playbook”.

But the concept behind VOICE has a deeper past, going all the way back to Nazi Germany. Richard Weikart, professor and author of the book “ Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress ”, published a copy of a Nazi periodical entitled “The Criminal Jew” which features photos of Jews along with captions explaining the crimes they had committed.

According to Weikart: “In 1943, a Nazi directive to the German press declared, ‘Jews are criminal by disposition. The Jews are not a nation like other nations but bearers of hereditary criminality’.”

Caludia Koonz, historian at Duke University, pointed out that in Nazi, Germany, the newspaper Der Sturmer would routinely publish readers’ claims of Jewish crimes in a section called “Letter Box”. Hitler used the press to highlight the need for his Ministry of Justice to prosecute every criminal indictment against the Jews and was proud to publicize it.

Hundreds of Soldiers Spend Veteran’s Day Fighting for Pot Legalization https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2015/11/11/hundreds-of-soldiers-spend-veterans-day-fighting-for-pot-legalization/ Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:08:23 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=344 Pot Over Pills is a movement embraced by US veterans who want to bring awareness to the necessity of medical marijuana in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A group of protesters camped out in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) because they want the agency to recognize that pot is a safer and more effective alternative to the plethora of anti-psychotic drugs that are prescribed to veterans to treat mental disorders.

At McPherson Square Park, veterans, supporters and medical marijuana advocates gathered, including:

• Dopefest
• Magicalbutter
• The Cannaball Run
• The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Some of the protesters marched from the park to the White House, smoking joints along the way. They dumped a large box of empty pill bottles onto the front lawn and called for President Obama to make medical marijuana accessible to veterans instead of dangerous pharmaceuticals.

With the protesters was a giant pill bottle used as an effigy for the 22 veteran suicides per day that are acknowledged by the VA.

Based on a recent study on marijuana, the plant has been shown to reduce the effects of PTSD in 75 % of participating patients.

In addition to the demonstrations in Washington, DC, Operation Trapped, a movement backed by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy (TRMP), has been working to make pot available to veterans by supporting legislation that provides access to the medicine for our service men and women.

At the rally in Texas, protesters called for the expansion of the marijuana law in the state that allows for “compassionate use” of marijuana with low-THC content, but does not permit doctors to prescribe any strain of medical cannabis available on the market.

The group also wants to see PTSD added to the list of treatable and researchable conditions afflicting veterans.

The current legislation in Texas for medical marijuana has a built in catch that only allows doctors to prescribe pot and not recommend it. This changes the rules of engagement for any doctor supportive of marijuana use because a recommendation does not come with the possibility of the practitioner losing their medical license.

But prescription does.

Flint Officials Hold Secret Meeting to Deal with Lead Contaminated Water https://www.occupycorporatism.com/2015/09/25/flint-officials-hold-secret-meeting-to-deal-with-lead-contaminated-water/ Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:26:15 +0000 https://www.occupycorporatism.com/?p=348 Flint, Michigan has high levels of lead in their tap water which is an issue for children, according to governmental health officials and doctors.

The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling collaborated in private on a resolution about the safety of public municipal water and how to “alter the public to potential risks of consuming Flint city water” because this could produce palatable “elevated levels of lead” in residents.

Flint City Councilman Scott Kincaid, who is also a member of the GFHC, said: “I’m supporting the resolution. I think we need to advise people that there is a potential concern. Lead isn’t good for anybody, but the effect on infants” is especially disturbing.”

Lead is a toxic metal that has been shown to cause physiological, mental and behavioral problems; as well as learning disabilities.

Prior to this discovery, Walling had pursued $10 million from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to pay for the replacement of lead service lines to residential homes and will “continue to pursue funding for a comprehensive healthy homes initiative that addresses lead in paint and pipes.”

Walling said: “We have to get the lead out of our community to eliminate the threat of childhood lead poisoning. I am extremely concerned to hear from doctors about any elevated blood lead levels in Flint’s children.”

The GFHC stated collectively that “as a coalition of concerned physicians, healthcare professionals and county leaders, we are compelled to inform the public when there is a possible threat to their health so they can take appropriate precautions and actions to protect themselves and their families.”

The coalition includes representatives from flint area hospitals, universities, physicians and unions.

The group divulged that at their private meeting “numerous physicians shared strong concerns that not enough was being done to alert the public to potential risks of consuming Flint city water that could lead to elevated levels of lead.”

The board of directors for the GFHC decided to report lead testing results of municipal water supplies.

This comes on the heels of a Virginia Tech study on the exorbitant levels of lead in the public water system.

According to the study, 10% of Flint participants were found to have 25 parts per billion (ppb) of lead which is 10ppb more than the allowable level as stated in federal guidelines.

Marc Edwards, professor with Virginia Tech explained that “an estimated 15,000 homes in the city have lead or lead solder in service lines and plumbing, making the homes much more susceptible to lead leaching into water.”

City and state officials countered the findings with the assertion that their testing shows Flint water supplies to “meet all health and safety regulations” and their laboratory stats show that it has “never risen above 11 ppb in more than 10% of Flint residential homes” over the last 16 months.

However, that claim is bogus because the Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) has recorded lead levels suddenly spiking since the city of Flint began taking municipal water from the Flint River in 2014.