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Dr. Mercola - "In 2005, eleven unions within the EPA publicly called for a ban of water fluoridation, over concerns that it may cause bone cancer. And in 2006, the American Dental Association warned mothers about using fluoridated water to mix their powdered baby formula. Now, finally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is developing software to try to assess just how much fluoride you’re ingesting, citing new findings that cumulative fluoride intake might lead to painful skeletal fluorosis. Yet despite long-standing, ever-mounting evidence of fluoride's hazard to human health, the CDC still clings to its outdated recommendation to add fluoride to drinking water in order to protect your oral health. Even though it was a lie, right from the start.
90 percent of the fluoride added to your drinking water is hydrofluoric acid -- a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Fluoride is also the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder. It is nothing but a carcinogenic industrial waste product, passed off on the public as a “nutrient” with necessary health benefits, to benefit the nuclear arms, aluminum, and phosphate manufacturers financially, to the tune of about $ 10 billion per year. Aided, of course, by your federal health agencies, controlled by political interest." more
Barry Grove's book, Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death, exposes the "science" that has successfully promoted water fluoridation for what it is: bluff, propaganda, and lies. Fluoride is a poison--more poisonous than lead, slightly less poisonous than arsenic. It is cumulative and collects in bones and tissues, not just the teeth. Numerous studies done on animals point out the obvious dangers. Other studies have shown increased rates of cancer, osteoporosis, and other diseases. Dr. Albert Schatz, who discovered the antibiotic streptomycin, said in 1982 that "fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated." Yet other studies of tens of thousands of children show that it isn't even effective at preventing cavities and is an extremely poor delivery system even if it were effective. Like it or not, your government sometimes lies to you. Groves points out the fact that fluoridation is nothing more or less than a huge government-sponsored lie, conveniently spun so that the super-phosphate industry can rid itself of harmful toxic waste that is illegal and dangerous to release into the air but suddenly becomes a magical "elixir of good teeth" when added to our drinking water.
From a risk assessment perspective, all these brain effect data are particularly compelling and disturbing because they are convergent. We looked at the cancer data with alarm as well. There are epidemiology studies that are convergent with whole-animal and single-cell studies (dealing with the cancer hazard), just as the neurotoxicity research just mentioned all points in the same direction. EPA fired the Office of Drinking Water's chief toxicologist, Dr. William Marcus, who also was our local union's treasurer at the time, for refusing to remain silent on the cancer risk issue (9). The judge who heard the lawsuit he brought against EPA over the firing made that finding - that EPA fired him over his fluoride work and not for the phony reason put forward by EPA management at his dismissal. Dr. Marcus won his lawsuit and is again at work at EPA. Documentation is available on request.
The type of cancer of particular concern with fluoride, although not the only type, is osteosarcoma, especially in males. The National Toxicology Program conducted a two-year study (10) in which rats and mice were given sodium fluoride in drinking water. The positive result of that study (in which malignancies in tissues other than bone were also observed), particularly in male rats, is convergent with a host of data from tests showing fluoride's ability to cause mutations (a principal 'trigger' mechanism for inducing a cell to become cancerous) (e.g.11a, b, c, d and data showing increases in osteosarcomas in young men in New Jersey 12, Washington and Iowa 13) based on their drinking fluoridated water. It was his analysis, repeated statements about all these and other incriminating cancer data, and his requests for an independent, unbiased evaluation of them that got Dr. Marcus fired.
Bone pathology other than cancer is a concern as well. An excellent review of this issue was published by Diesendorf et al. in 1997 (14). Five epidemiology studies have shown a higher rate of hip fractures in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated communities (15a, b, c, d, e). Crippling skeletal fluorosis was the endpoint used by EPA to set its primary drinking water standard in 1986, and the ethical deficiencies in that standard setting process prompted our union to join the Natural Resources Defense Council in opposing the standard in court, as mentioned above.
Another 1998 publication by Varner, Jensen and others (4) reported on the brain- and kidney damaging effects in rats that were given fluoride in drinking water at the same level deemed "optimal" by pro-fluoridation groups, namely 1 part per million (1 ppm). Even more pronounced damage was seen in animals that got the fluoride in conjunction with aluminum. These results are especially disturbing because of the low dose level of fluoride that shows the toxic effect in rats -rats are more resistant to fluoride than humans. This latter statement is based on Mullenix's finding that it takes substantially more fluoride in the drinking water of rats than of humans to reach the same fluoride level in plasma. It is the level in plasma that determines how much fluoride is "seen" by particular tissues in the body. So when rats get 1 ppm in drinking water, their brains and kidneys are exposed to much less fluoride than humans getting 1 ppm, yet they are experiencing toxic effects. Thus we are compelled to consider the likelihood that humans are experiencing damage to their brains and kidneys at the 'optimal' level of 1 ppm.
In support of this concern are results from two epidemiology studies from China (5,6) that show decreases in I.Q. in children who get more fluoride than the control groups of children in each study. These decreases are about 5 to 10 I.Q. points in children aged 8 to 13 years. Another troubling brain effect has recently surfaced: fluoride's interference with the function of the brain's pineal gland. The pineal gland produces melatonin which, among other roles, mediates the body's internal clock, doing such things as governing the onset of puberty. Jennifer Luke (7) has shown that fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland and inhibits its production of melatonin. She showed in test animals that this inhibition causes an earlier onset of sexual maturity, an effect reported in humans as well in 1956, as part of the Kingston/Newburgh study, which is discussed below. In fluoridated Newburgh, young girls experienced earlier onset of menstruation (on average, by six months) than girls in non-fluoridated Kingston (8).
In 1982, when I joined with Kathi Williams, Jeff Schwartz and other parents of DPT vaccine injured children to begin this work, my first-born son, Christian, was just a toddler. Chris had started saying words at seven months and was speaking in full sentences by age two. At the time of his fourth DPT shot, when he was two and a half years old, he knew the upper and lower case alphabet, numbers up to 20, and was identifying words in the books we read together. His ability to concentrate was unusual for a toddler and one doctors told me he was gifted.
Within four hours of his fourth DPT and oral polio vaccinations, I walked into his room and found him sitting in a chair staring straight ahead, his face pale and drawn. I watched his eyelids flutter, his eyes roll back, and his head fall to his shoulder, and I remember thinking that I had never seen him suddenly fall asleep sitting up before. Not knowing that what I had just witnessed was a convulsion and collapse shock, two classic DPT vaccine reactions, I also did not know that his deep sleep for nearly six hours that afternoon and into the evening was not just a very long nap, it was a state of unconsciousness. Like most mothers, I knew absolutely nothing about vaccine reactions and so I did not know that my son was in danger of dying that day.
And in the days and weeks after that shot, when Chris no longer could identify the alphabet or numbers and had no interest in his beloved books, when he never smiled anymore, could not concentrate for more than a few seconds at a time, would frustrate easily and cry for no reason; when he was so sick with continuous respiratory, ear and throat infections and unrelenting diarrhea that left him so weak and emaciated that one specialist thought he might have cystic fibrosis or celiac disease; when Chris became a totally different child physically, mentally and emotionally, I believed the pediatricians when they told me it was just a stage he was going through and not to worry about it.
So, instead of the 12,000 reports that VAERS receives every year, there could be more than 1.2 million vaccine-associated health problems following vaccination every year and no way to evaluate how many of these are causally related to vaccinations or end in death or disability. Even with substantial underreporting, one of the newest vaccines - hepatitis B - has generated more than 25,000 reports to VAERS with 1 in 3 adverse events ending in a trip to the emergency room, a life-threatening episode, hospitalization or permanent disability. For children under 14, one in two hepatitis B vaccine adverse event reports fall into this serious category.
The task of properly evaluating the possible negative impact of a given vaccine on the public health is complicated by the CDC policy of recommending simultaneous administration of multiple vaccines to children, a policy which has also been applied to adults, including soldiers heading for the Gulf War. As was illustrated by the recent rollback of the CDC policy of vaccinating all newborn infants with hepatitis B vaccine at birth, the cumulative effects of mercury contained in many childhood vaccines is just one possible safety hazard connected with the practice of multiple vaccination of babies whose immune and neurological systems are still developing. Just two weeks ago, a vaccine manufacturer announced it was ready to market a 5 in 1 shot - five vaccines in one shot. When a reaction occurs after that shot, who can tell which vaccine it was?
While our grandparents were required to get only one vaccine to control one deadly and highly infectious disease - smallpox - children today are required by law to receive 33 doses of 10 different viral and bacterial vaccines before entering kindergarten. Unlike smallpox, which was the deadly, highly contagious disease that set the precedent for mandatory vaccination, children today are being required to be vaccinated for hard-to-catch adult diseases like hepatitis B and forgenerally mild diseases such as chickenpox. And there are 200 morevaccines being created, including an AIDS vaccine that one federal
vaccine policymaker said will be targeted for use by all 12 years olds. Because public health and safety is measured not just by the absence of infectious disease but also by the absence of chronic disease, there are new questions being raised about how much we really know about the cumulative impact of mass vaccination policies on the public health. We know that the achievement of a 98 percent vaccination rate among all five year olds over the past three decades has dramatically suppressed infectious diseases such as polio, pertussis and measles, but we know very little about whether mass vaccination with multiple vaccines has played a significant role in the doubling of cases of asthma and learning disorders; the 273 percent increase in autism; the tripling of diabetes or the unexplained increases in arthritis, chronic fatigue or other autoimmune disorders in the baby boomer generation.
Originally posted by sizzle
...what you think has added to the down fall of our country or if you think we even have a problem.
Originally posted by sizzle
...ideas on how we might correct or improve the status of our nation.
Originally posted by sizzle
I believe that we can restore this country, one way or another. Tea, any one?
Originally posted by sizzle
Try using the 'Save Draft' feature, before posting. If that doesn't work, alert a mod to the problems.
Originally posted by RabbitChaser
Here's your conspiracy from within...
Dual Citizenship -- Loyal to Whom?
Originally posted by SpaceBits
...If he's a christian he should have no problems saying it
Originally posted by cryingindian
Maybe an outline to start? Which would be a Preamble to the Constitution of the Parallel Government. Maybe it'd be something to the effect of "We the People of the United States of America" or something.
Originally posted by cryingindian
[Guys, it would really help me personally if you seperated your post a little bit with paragraphs. I look at computer screens all day at work and the huge chunks of text turn me off.] Understandable. Sorry i know i'm one of the one's that write posts all in one paragraph. I try to seperate it, but it always messes up when i try, i suck on computers, sorry.