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Originally posted by C-JEAN
Hi, inquisitive persons.
" SO WHY? Why does europe care so much, while the US does not? "
1- See what TV quality is NOT here, the WORST beeing "reality" ones.
2- See how (fixed up) sport$ keep most potatoes on the couch.
3 - See how **superficial** most are, taking more care of
outside looks [ Clothing, avatar, car ] than "inside/mind" state.
4- See how many believe religions, and do NOT think by themselves.
5- See the kind/type of films are produced.
6- . . .want more I forgot ???
" Am I the only person who thinks. . . "
Fortunately NO ! More and more wake up. . .
Originally posted by alkali
It's painful to read threads like these. I didn't realize America was so bad. Maybe I'm the only one..
America is one of the most free countries on the planet. Any attempt to say otherwise is nonsensical regardless of how many famous quotes you can find. Are women allowed to vote? Must women dress modestly? Can we select our own career? Can we own guns? Can we kill someone for breaking into our house? The answer to all of those questions is obviously "yes". Can the British answer yes to all of those? China? Saudi Arabia? France? Russia?
I have absolutely no limitations on what I do with my life. I got into the medical field with absolutely no problem. If you have the drive and aren't a piece of crap individual who would rather smoke pot than go to school, you can do anything.
Not only are we free, but we have fantastic lives. Americans can complain constantly, but the truth is that they're generally just complaining because they have nothing better to do. Of course, there are some things to complain about, such as the recent loss of jobs, but for the most part there is little to get fussy over.
I don't understand where anyone can possibly get off saying anything about American's taking sports too seriously and how that's a bad thing. If you didn't notice the morons in Europe are killing each other over soccer games. Not to mention how fruity a sport soccer is..
Anyway, onto fluoride. You're right, most of Europe doesn't add fluoride to the water. But, of course, you didn't explore why because that would detract from your "Americans are idiots because they drink fluoridated water" stance. Do you think it's some big conspiracy or could it just possibly be that it's just not as cost effective to do that in Europe? Thanks to Google (which was created by American students) you can easily find that the answer is that it's not as cost effective. Instead, Europe adds fluoride to table salt. Next thing you know people are going to be screaming about how bad iodine is.
Anything taken in large quantities is bad for you. Don't be stupid. Of course fluoride is toxic if you eat a spoon of it. Try taking 20 aspirin and see how well that works out for you. Drink too much alcohol, take too many OTC medications, hell, drink too much water and you'll die every time. Quit being stupid.
And I seriously hope you're not referring to drinking DI water when you talk about only drinking water purified by reverse osmosis..
Also, please explain in detail how the amounts of fluoride in our drinking water creates "docile sheep". I'm interested to hear the biochemistry involved.
New Fluoride Warning for Infants
Does your drinking water contain added fluoride? If so, keep it away from infants under the age of one. This directive was issued recently by an unlikely source: the American Dental Association (ADA).
In a November 9th email alert sent to all of its members, the ADA noted that "Infants less than one year old may be getting more than the optimal amount of fluoride if their primary source of nutrition is powdered or liquid infant formula mixed with water containing fluoride." The ADA went on to advise: "If using a product that needs to be reconstituted, parents and caregivers should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride."
The ADA issued this advice because babies exposed to fluoridated water are at high risk for developing dental fluorosis—a defect of the teeth which can result in staining and even corrosion of the enamel. In addition, on October 14th, the Food and Drug Administration stated that fluoridated water marketed to infants cannot claim to reduce the risk of cavities.
Dental fluorosis is not the only risk stemming from a baby's exposure to fluoride. In the same week that ADA issued its advisory, an article in the British journal, The Lancet, reported that fluoride may damage a child's developing brain. The Lancet review described fluoride, along with the rocket fuel additive perchlorate, as an "emerging neurotoxic substance" due to evidence linking fluoride to lower IQs in children, and brain damage in animals.
Originally posted by alkali
You didn't answer half of my questions nor did you acknowledge that Europe does use fluoride, but I didn't expect you to. I just need you to answer this one question, how many people do you know personally who have ever been sick from fluoride poisoning, let alone death?
It takes about 30mg/kg to kill someone with fluoride. Do you seriously think that you can even come even close to that much fluoride at once from drinking water? Or do you think you'd die from water intoxication first? I'm betting on water intoxication.
Also, are you not going to explain the science of how fluoride makes us "docile sheep" or do you not know how and you're just parroting what you've heard from youtube videos? Sounds like Americans aren't the only sheep..
Originally posted by alkali
Can the British answer yes to all of those?
Instead, Europe adds fluoride to table salt.
But practically the entire US continent including Canada fluoridates its water supply creating dosile sheep.