WaterThread Started October 13 at 11:54PM
The subject of fluoride toxins was started on another thread and I thought the subject deserves a thread of its own.
The question we are trying to get to the truth in this debate is this: Does the Government need to control what is dumped into the water supply?
I remember five decades ago when the subject of fluoridation came before city council and it was the first heated debate I recollect that got people all hot under the collar. Being so young I can't remember if the city added fluoride to the water supply or not. lol
Anyhow after a cursory hour of research on the subject I came to conclusion I don't know much about our planet's water cycle. I got trapped up in the question, why isn't rain salty?
This is what I found on Health Canada's website
Fluoride is a mineral. In Canada, fluoride is found naturally in our water, air, food and soil.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay, a common yet serious disease in Canada. We have used fluoride to prevent tooth decay since the 1940s.
Fluoride has been scientifically proven to:
1) strengthen tooth enamel
2) lower the amount of acid in your mouth
3) rebuild minerals that make teeth stronger
Reply on October 14, 2017 12:19 AM
I wonder how many people who are so concerned about fluoride in the water are concerned about poison gas in the water? I'll bet quite a few of them are perfectly happy that the lives of many humans and countless livestock are threatened by the practice of coal seam gas extraction - "fracking", so long as it lines the pockets of a few billionaires.
Reply on October 14, 2017 12:27 AM
I know! The toxins that get dumped into the water system from mining, manufacturing and farming make adding fluoride seem like the tiniest drop in the bucket. Concerns over it could easily be seen as a distraction from the much, MUCH larger problem.
Reply on October 14, 2017 12:48 AM
Reply on October 14, 2017 01:00 AM
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Reply on October 14, 2017 01:10 AM
Great information, Mike. They are a propaganda arm. I remember when they wrote that story in their newsletter about Trump's false claim on Twitter about being wiretapped. Anything to sell those supplements eh?
Here is a new one they posted on October 10, 2017. After GOP liars failed to repeal Obamacare, Trump will gut the law with executive orders. Seems counterintuitive for a health newsletter, yes?
Reply on October 14, 2017 01:14 AM
ha...hey Oppi...you still awake.
what about this Doctor....he got skeletons or hidden agendas...?
Reply on October 14, 2017 01:19 AM << Modifed October 14 at 1:22AM >>
I'm sorry, Michael. I just can't bring myself to accept anything as fact from an organisation that has "wellness" in its name.
Meanwhile, people interested in an alternative view could check out this article:
Meanwhile, here is the kind of site which you'll typically find pushing this line about fluoride:
Run by some guy called "Dr Sircus" - now that's funny! Apparently, he's a "Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine". And of, course, if you check out the site, you'll find anyone who doesn't think that real doctors and dentists are evil space-aliens hell-bent on the destruction of the human race is referred to as... you guessed it... "sheeples."
I think that's the second time today I've responded to something at the same time as Mikey - sorry!
Reply on October 14, 2017 01:24 AM
lol...right...right right right say maybe you could tell us why you approve of dumping "anything" stamped poison in the water supply and pretending it could possibly be beneficial to mankind...or your kids.
Reply on October 14, 2017 01:32 AM
Ahh. Dr. Stan ... hosted a radio show caterwauling about the EVILS of fluoride to sell water filtration systems. Was big on Globalism and the New World Order and, of course, a good buddy of Mister Jones. :))
Any of your OWN words you might add? Or do these suspect and discredited characters constitute the sum of your knowledge. Chicks dig Opie by the way....
Reply on October 14, 2017 01:34 AM
I don't, Michael. It's simply a fact of inaccurate reporting, as usual. Nobody, least of all council or government agencies dumps anything from barrels marked "poison" into the drinking water. It's simply appealing to the typical person's lack of knowledge of basic chemistry.
Did you know sodium is a highly dangerous metal that can cause damage to the respiratory tract and eye damage? It's also corrosive and highly water reactive. Chlorine is a deadly gas, and inhaling it can lead to pulmonary edema. It can cause ulcerations, and is a basic component of toxic household bleaches.
So next time you attack health professionals with this pseudo-science claptrap, I'm going to mix some sodium chloride in with your food.
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