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From the 'Good' Guys

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
                                                                                                            Martin Luther King Jr.

"As every
past generation has had to disenthrall itself from an inheritance of truisms and stereotypes, so in our time we must move on from reassuring repetition of stale phrases to a new, difficult, but essential confrontation with reality.

 

For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.  Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears.  We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations.  We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

                                                                                                            President John F. Kennedy

Commencement Address, Yale UniversityJune 11, 1962


"There are two ways to be fooled.   One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” 
(Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855)


"When policy is king. science becomes a slave."

Quotation from video: Dr Paul Connett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqgXUxgKWOA&feature=player_embedded


"To condemn the entire population, already having marginal levels of iodine, to inevitable progressive failure of their thyroid system by fluoridating the water, borders on criminal lunacy."

Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield MBBS LRCP MRCS

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"It is now clear that fluoride is a potentially harmful substance when present in the drinking water in any amount."
Dr Simon Beisler, Past President of the American Urological Association.
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"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
Albert Einstein
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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays

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“The ethics of human subject research without consent on about 200 million people in the USA is one of public health’s darkest hours.”

Osmunson, B. (2011) EPA Dose-Response Analysis and Exposure and Relative Source Contribution Analysis.  p. 170.   http://www.fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/osmunson.4-19-11.pdf

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"Any person who drinks artificially fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person"

       Charles Eliot Perkins, US Gov't scientist who spent 20 years studying fluoride.

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''If you want to achieve all that is possible, attempt the impossible.”
Martin Luther King Jr

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"There's so much that's wrong with water fluoridation, it's very hard to find something right about it."
           Dr Paul Connett, Director, Fluoride Action Network

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"Any chemical substance, when used to prevent or cure disease, is a medicine by any and all dictionary definitions. So that is a medicine distributed on a mass basis in such a manner that its consumption is for all practical purposes compulsory.
This is medication from a public health point of view which always ignores the individual and thinks in terms of good for the state (majority). For the first time we are determining the dose by the strength of the medicine in the bottle and the thirst of the patient. Nothing could possibly be more unscientific! On this basis alone fluoridation should not be considered and attention given to the medication of the individual."

                                                                                                                  Jonathan Forman, BA, MD, FACA, FIICP

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"Science should drive the policy but unfortunately, the politicians get in the way."

                                                                                 Robert Lustig, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, US San Francisco

                   Video on this LINK

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     "One of the greatest public health advances in the 21st century will be removing fluoride from public water supplies."

                                                                                                                       (Dr Donald Millar, Fluoride Follies, 2005)

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"Whatever touches all must be approved by all"
                                                                                                                                               (An old Roman adage)

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“If this stuff [silicofluoride] gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake, it’s a pollutant; but if it goes straight into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant. That’s amazing!”
                                                                                                                                           (Dr. William Hirzy
                                                                                           USA Senior Environmental Protection Agency Chemist)        

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“Water fluoridation is collapsing. “It’s shocking, but now we have proof that essential whole body health effects studies were never done. The legal community is becoming involved. Harmed groups such as minorities, kidney patients, and parents with children are angry. Water districts are saying, ‘What business do we have medicating people through water?’ And there is growing bipartisan support across the country [USA] for halting fluoridation and conducting Fluoridegate investigations.”
                                                                                                        (Dan Stockin, the Lillie Center, USA, Jan 2010)     
                 
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"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
                                                                                                                                                      (Mahatma Gandhi)

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"Fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons, with the capacity to modify cell metabolism, changing the permeability of the cell membrane by inhibiting certain enzymes. Sources of fluoride intoxication include drinking water containing 1ppm or more of fluorine."
                                                                             (Journal of the American Medical Association, September 18, 1943)

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“Fluorine is a general protoplasmic poison, but the most important symptoms of chronic fluorine poisoning known at present are mottling of the teeth [Dental Fluorosis] and interference with bone formation”
                                                       (American Dental Association, 1936 - before that organisation put money before morality)

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"The so-called targeting of infants and small children here and in the USA with fluoride is about as targeted as the American carpet bombing of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia"
                                                                                               (Brian Jackson, Friends of the Earth Fluoride Campaign)

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"No decision about me without me."
                                                                                                           (Andrew Lansley, Sec. of State for Health,
                                                                                                            Health White Paper, July 2011)

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No physician in his right senses would prescribe for a person he has never met, whose medical history he does not know, a substance which is intended to create bodily change, with the advice: ‘Take as much as you like, but you will take it for the rest of your life because some children suffer from tooth decay.’ It is a preposterous notion.                                                                                                           Dr Peter Mansfield, Director, Templegarth

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"I think if you make a voluntary considered choice then you own it, and when you own it, you can defend it. If you can defend it you will be able to preserve the right to make it. So it all begins with that conscious informed choice".                                                                              Barbara Loe Fisher, NVIC (National Vaccine Information Centre, USA)
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“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Buddha
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The word “democracy” comes from two Greek words meaning “Rule by the people”.

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It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error,
It is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."
                                                                                                                                             Robert Houghwout Jackson
                                                                                            Chief Judge at the War-Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg

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We the people are putting our elected leaders on notice ... if you abuse your power and do not govern "for the people, by the people and accountable to the people", WE will elect honourable leaders who will.

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“Water fluoridation delivers a drug to infants at a level which would be gross malpractice if prescribed by a physician or dentist."
 
(Dentist David Kennedy, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).  IAOMT is a network of dental, medical and research professionals in the USA which supports the effort to inform consumers about health risks from water fluoridation.)

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Nagaur district fluorosis consultant Dr Manish Soni said, "We have seen that most of the children have yellowish and weak teeth because of the presence of fluoride in the water being used for drinking purposes. Also, the excessive fluoride in water is affecting bones badly. But, the most frightening part is that such ailments are all irreversible. The damage caused by fluoride cannot be repaired."
Source: Times of India, 29th Jan. 2012 in an article entitled
Nagaur to get drinking water from Indira Gandhi Canal

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If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Dali Lama
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"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

Buddha

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"To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself."

Masaru Emoto: "The Hidden Messages in Water"

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"Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it."

Jonathan Swift
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"Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness."

George Orwell

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“The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die.”

Martin Luther King Jr


Quotable Quotes

From the Bad Guys

It is with great pleasure that I have started to compile utterances on fluoridation and fluoride from those professionals who should know better.  And for the first squeeze of the toothpaste tube .....

... "If you’re somewhere where you’re unable to spit out the toothpaste, then swallowing is fine."
                                 (Karen Coates, Dental Health Advisor, British Dental Health Association)