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[*] Post 510394 posted on 10-12-2017 at 21:19 Reply With Quote
Alabama Has The Worst Poverty In The Developed World



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A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States was shocked at the level of environmental degradation in some areas of rural Alabama, saying he had never seen anything like it in the developed world.
"I think it's very uncommon in the First World. This is not a sight that one normally sees. I'd have to say that I haven't seen this," Philip Alston, the U.N.'s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, told Connor Sheets of AL.com earlier this week as they toured a community in Butler County where raw sewage flows from homes through exposed PVC pipes and into open trenches and pits.
The tour through Alabama's rural communities is part of a two-week investigation by the U.N. on poverty and human rights abuses in the United States. So far, U.N. investigators have visited cities and towns in California and Alabama, and will soon travel to Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.
Of particular concern to Alston are specific poverty-related issues that have surfaced across the country in recent years, such as an outbreak of hookworm in Alabama in 2017—a disease typically found in nations with substandard sanitary conditions in South Asia and Subsaharan Africa.
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[*] Post 510400 posted on 11-12-2017 at 07:43 Reply With Quote


Meanwhile - the biggest heap of 'trailer trash' lives in luxury in Washington !
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[*] Post 510401 posted on 11-12-2017 at 10:07 Reply With Quote


Sadly, they've been neglected for so long. It's people, such as those, that put Trump in the white house, because the status quo had, seemingly, forgotten them.

That's why UKIP got such a following, here, resulting in the suicide that will be Brexit. Some of our areas have been neglected, too. Not that UKIP gives a poo about them, really.
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