"Clean Water Portland insists that emerging science supports its claims, but most of them consist of data cherry-picked from limited research and studies that actually conclude in favor of fluoridation."
This is the part that drives me crazy. A lot of people are actually buying it hook, line, and sinker, without questioning the source or context, all the while completely disregarding the solid, accepted data and endorsements from sources like the CDC because they can't trust anything affiliated with or endorsed by the government. !?! It's maddening.
"But doubt and fear can trump rationality. Many Portlanders have 'an enlightened sense of natural [connection],' says Plunkett. Opponents of fluoridation say it 'is going to taint that pure relationship, then they produce enough doubt.' And as we know from things like anti-vaccination efforts and the political debate over climate change, creation of doubt can be enough to win."
True enough, unfortunately.
Huh. Not nearly as interesting.
None of this lets the churches off the hook. They could get all so-called, "homeless" off the streets, as well.
For what it's worth, I inform as many street people as will listen, about how any US citizen or permanent resident who has subsisted on less than six grand per year for the past two consecutive years, and is not currently in default on student loans, and has not used the maximum of student financial aid benefits, is eligible for the maximum in student loans and grants.
A student could comfortably live on this for about ten to twelve years; from an associates degree to a doctorate.
Almost everyone I talk to, either says that they don't like school, or they don't want to owe any money. As far as I know, nobody has ever taken advantage of the educational opportunity to get off the streets.
I filled in the Yes dot for fluoride. As I did I heard deep, sinister, growling laughter from a great distance, the very heart of the earth. The Molemen are coming. Soon, our children's gleaming white teeth will be used for their hideous subterranean machines. We are doomed.
Of course, The Mercury didn't tell us about the Molemen.... What are you hiding, Mercury? Did they pay you off with their shiny rocks?
Oh I see.... you're totally nuts, huh? Sorry, took me a minute to catch on, apparently.
ICYMI = In case you missed it?
Oh Guillermo del Toro is directing a Transformers movie?
So when Portland is a post-apocalyptic mess after the big one hits, will I finally be able to finally check out Screen Door for brunch without a 3-hour wait? I hear they've got great grits and French toast...
Portland State University pretends to be socially responsible, yet it spends a great deal of money raising swastikas on all every street corner with storm troopers establishing territory and abusively eliminating American citizens from public sidewalks adjacent to it's property, while employing illegal aliens as janitors who inhabit the interior of the buildings at night.
PSU could single handedly solve the "homeless problem" of downtown Portland. They have plenty of nice warm, dry space to sleep, showers, sinks and toilets for proper hygiene, a cafeteria that wastes tons of food everyday, and an entire college of social workers that could earn practicum for counseling and assisting the indigent to obtain Federal student financial aid, of more than $20K per year, per impoverished new student.
Wouldn't you rather the bums rubbing elbows with you downtown, didn't have dog shit all over them?
I appreciate your pitching me softball questions, Forty.
The Oregon Theater, I spend most of my time there already.
I'll tell ya, those expired pain meds sure went fast.
“When we've been blessed with such pure water, we should be eternally grateful and keep it that way,” some Portlander said in 1956, and I'll say it again today.
It is because those guys are not catty, they are dicks.
The best free box I ever saw had a couple of pieces of microwave-warped tupperware, dishwashing gloves, and an industrial sized bottle of desitin.
"It is frequently claimed that European nations have abandoned the practice of fluoridation, which simply isn’t true. (Britain, Ireland, and Spain fluoridate their water, while other nations put fluoride in table salt or get it naturally from drinking water, as in Sweden and Italy.)"
Europe fluoridates their salt.
Yeah, us weirdos, along with pretty much all of Europe.
Cops target clubs that have hip hop shows. Club owners know it and play whatever keeps the po-lice at bay.
This is a great article and I'm delighted that someone I know linked to it on facebook. But I have this weirdass question: Is "riding a griffin" a reference to my feminist adventure fantasy for young adults, "A Tale of a Hero and the Song of her Sword?" I'm not kidding about this question. I'm absolutely serious. And hopeful. And happy to have the opportunity to add this link in a spirit of self-promotion: http://www.rfwp.com/book/a-tale-of-a-hero-…
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