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Fluoride poisons your city water 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 10:31 PM - Activism, News, Policy
Posted by Administrator
A recent report by Scientific American suggests that "over-consumption of fluoride can raise the risks of disorders affecting teeth, bones, the brain and the thyroid gland." They report that 60% of America's tap water has the poison purposely added, including 46 of America's 50 biggest cities.

According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the City of Indianapolis "adjusts the natural fluoride concentration upward to the optimal level for the prevention of dental caries (cavities)." That optimum level is 1.00 mg of fluoride per liter of water.

Reuters reports that

Fagin, award-wining environmental reporter and Director of New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, writes, "There is no universally accepted optimal level for daily intake of fluoride." Some researchers even wonder whether the 1 mg/L added into drinking water is too much.


They also report that "Fluoride in foods, beverages, medicines and dental products can result in fluoride over-consumption, visible in young children as dental fluorosis -- white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth. We can't normally see fluoride's effects to the rest of the body."

A Chinese study associated high fluoride exposure with lower IQ. It can also increase the risk of bone fracture, especially for the elderly and diabetics.

We already get more than enough fluoride from our toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and visits to the dentist. That already may be too much. It is absolutely ridiculous for the city add fluoride to the tap water.

I filter the chlorine and other unwanted chemicals from my drinking water, but nearly all water filters cannot filter fluoride. A fluoride filter must be specially ordered and is highly expensive. The residents of Indianapolis and 45 other major cities have no choice but to consume this poison every day as they bathe, cook, eat and drink. Think about how much tap water you actually consume. Every cup of coffee, tea, or mixed juices. Every glass of water, whether or not you have a filter in your refrigerator or faucet. Every serving of noodles, rice, potatoes or vegetables you boil on your stove. We most certainly absorb a lot of fluoride when we add all that to our regular mouth hygiene.

Over 1200 professionals are urging the U.S. Congress to conduct Congressional hearings on the subject and to cease water fluoridation. I personally have contacted the Indianapolis Mayor, City Council, IndyStar newspaper, and the WishTV I-Team.

You can find out if your city fluoridates its water by visiting http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/MWF/Index.asp. If you are in Indianapolis, you can get contact info for the City-County Council at http://imaps.indygov.org/GovntProfile/.

Submitted by Douglass.
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Kucinich: The Fight in the Dog 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 03:25 AM - Elections, Opinion
Posted by Administrator
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight. It's the size of the fight in the dog." Dennis Kucinich is a man of principle as exceptional as Ron Paul. While Paul battles each day for the Constitution and his strict definition of liberty, Dennis will pick up about any fight that comes his way. I'm told the Congressman even acquired a porta-potty for a Cleveland tie-ball field after the league and the city councilman failed to take action.

I met Congressman Kucinich and his wife walking in a city park when I was twelve years old, and they stopped to talk with me and my friend for what must have been five or ten minutes. Maybe it was pure generosity, or maybe he foresaw that I would vote for his reelection to Congress eight years later, but I see it as a sign that his commitment to the people never takes a vacation.

Kucinich is a puzzling man, who every politically active American has had to take time to consider. He is a man who feels very strongly about what is right, but also about the value of democracy. I imagine him up late at night, brewing his infamous cup of tea, contemplating the struggle between republic and democracy (not Republican and Democrat, but the true meanings of the words).

Kucinich's allegiance is strictly to the people. This has at times conflicted him with matters of public policy. He faced a lot of criticism for his opposition to the right to bear arms, but there is no question that he believes in his heart that it is for the best. I can't say I agree, but I haven't turned my back on him for it. A politician like him is rare throughout the entire history of the world, not motivated by votes, special interests or whatever else may plague a great leader, but what he truly finds in his heart and mind to be the needs of the people.

I saw Dennis again this past summer, and he surprised me with a stronger stance on the value of the Constitution. I traveled to Washington D.C. for the first time in my life, to lobby for the restoration of habeas corpus to the federal government's treatment of detainees. There were many passionate speeches given the morning of June 26th. Politicians, activists, religious leaders, and even victims of torture presented speeches that brought the crowd to tears. And then Dennis Kucinich came to the podium. Faces lit up as bodies that had hid in the cool shade rose up and closed in on the stage.

Dennis didn't come to talk policy or to stir more emotions. He was like a John F. Kennedy or Martin Luther King, lifting the spirit of the crowd while calling for action. He began by asking if we were ready "to defend the letter and the essence of the Constitution," which he called the "sacred document ... that binds us as a nation." He immediately called for politicians to be held accountable, and was the only speaker that day to suggest impeachment as a solution, not because of "personality," but because of the Constitution, which "has a personality all to its own."

This week, Kucinich was on my mind again, as the primaries have begun and the establishment candidates are pulling every political trick in the book. Barack Obama, under the advisement and quite conspiratorial working of global elitist Zbigniew Brzezinski, manipulated polls and dominated the mainstream media's coverage. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney hijacked the New Hampshire Primary with the help of the Diebold electronic vote.

I reported on Wednesday how obviously fraudulent the New Hampshire results were. As many voters in New Hampshire and throughout the country became disgusted by it in the coming days, two candidates had the guts to take a stand, Democrat Dennis Kucinich and Republican candidate Albert Howard.

Republican Ron Paul disappointed many of his supporters when he made his statement on the suggestion of a recount:

"I carefully considered the arguments for and against a recount before instructing my campaign staff not to pursue it. Without a firm belief that vote fraud had taken place, and without the possibility that a recount would have increased the chances for success of our campaign, a recount would have diverted campaign resources, time, and energy away from crucial battles elsewhere."


Dr. Paul wanted to look forward, focusing his time and money on the coming primaries in Michigan and South Carolina. Kucinich, on the other hand, laid his candidacy on the line. Seeing integrity in the election system as much more important than his own desire to be President, Kucinich took the voters' side, and filed for a recount in New Hampshire. We of course must give credit to Mr. Howard as well for making it possible to recount both parties' results.

For the first time that I have witnessed, Dennis received some good karma for putting the people ahead of the party and the campaign. During an interview with Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto, he suddenly exclaimed, "Holy smokes! I just found out. I have to get off the phone now. I have to make plans to go to Nevada."

A Nevada judge ruled that MSNBC could not exclude Dennis from its Nevada presidential candidate forum. The network had invited Kucinich, and then four days later uninvited him to the event. Dennis will battle the Democratic Party's "top three" candidates live on MSNBC Tuesday, January 15 at 9:00 PM. Although, MSNBC will appeal the ruling (remember, that's Obama's network. Look up what Zbigniew Brzezinski's daughter does for a living).

Perhaps there is a lesson in this for Ron Paul, who was excluded from Fox News' Republican debate in New Hampshire. Dr. Paul may be referred to as "Dr. No," but Mr. Kucinich never takes "No" for an answer. He accepts every challenge that comes to him and he does not back down. It is hard to imagine that one who fights so hard could not become President of the United States.

Posted by Douglass.
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New Hampshire Primary Timeline 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 05:37 PM - Elections, Media
Posted by Administrator
Thursday, January 3
Iowa Caucus results:

Republicans
34% Huckabee
25% Romney
13% Thompson
13% McCain
10% Paul
04% Giuliani
01% Hunter

Democrats
38% Obama
30% Edwards
29% Clinton
00% Others

Sunday, January 6
Fox News holds a Republican candidate "forum" (a.k.a. debate) in New Hampshire with candidates McCain, Romney, Huckabee, Giuliani and Thompson. Ron Paul is excluded from the debate despite beating Thompson in New Hampshire polls and defeating Giuliani in the Iowa Caucus, finishing with 10%. The New Hampshire Republican Party removed their sponsorship of the debate due to Fox's biased exclusion of Paul.

Monday, January 7
New Hampshire Zogby Poll:

Republicans
36% McCain
27% Romney
10% Huckabee
09% Giuliani
09% Paul
02% Thompson
00% Hunter

Democrats
42% Obama
29% Clinton
17% Edwards
05% Richardson
02% Kucinich
00% Gravel

Monday, January 7
The Clinton campaign stages two publicity stunts. Bill Clinton calls Obama story on Iraq a "the biggest fiary tale I've ever seen." Hillary Clinton cries during a Q&A. Both of these events would receive non-stop news coverage in the 24 hours leading up to the closing of the polls.

Tuesday, January 8
The media, specifically MSNBC discusses the same stories all day: Bill Clinton fairy tale, Hillary Clinton crying, Obama polling well, McCain vs. Romney, Rudy Giuliani focusing on Florida.

The polls close and results start coming in.

Republicans
37% McCain
31% Romney
11% Huckabee
09% Giuliani
08% Paul
01% Thompson
01% Hunter

Democrats
39% Clinton
36% Obama
17% Edwards
05% Richardson
01% Kucinich
00% Gravel

Wednesday, January 9
Voters report that they and their family members voted for Ron Paul in counties where the results showed Ron Paul receiving zero votes. Sutton County was a specific case noted in several articles.

BlackBoxVoting.Org calls Jennifer Call, Town Clerk for Sutton. "She confirmed that the Ron Paul totals in Sutton were actually 31, and said that they were 'left off the tally sheet' and it was human error."

Primary results show disturbing statistics comparing machine counts to hand counts in New Hampshire. Mitt Romney had a 7.5% increase in machine-counted results. Rudy Giuliani increased by half a percent. Hillary Clinton increased by nearly 5%. Paul, Huckabee and McCain all finished at least 2% lower respectively. Obama dropped by 3%, and Edwards, Richardson and Kucinich each dropped 1%. Electronic machines count a majority of the vote, and they are heavily slanted toward select candidates.

Conclusion
The New Hampshire Primary results are not an accurate count of how the New Hampshire voters decided yesterday. They are not consistent with the polls, and these inconsistencies parallel the unusual difference between machine and hand-counted votes.

One county is proven to have lost 31 Ron Paul votes due to an alleged "human error." BlackBoxVoting.Org said,

This is not an acceptable answer, especially because one of the most common forms of fraud in a hand count system is to alter or omit results on the reporting sheet. Hand count is lovely, transparent. They then fill out another reconciliation sheet, often in front of witnesses, and it looks fine. Then they provide a summary or media sheet with the incorrect results.


Studies continue to show that electronic voting machines and vote-counting negatively effects election results. Many of these machines are being banned in Ohio, California and other states. The machines banned in Ohio will be used in South Carolina. Election results cannot be trusted in this country. It has been proven time and time again over the past eight years. The media is also heavily biased, keeping establishment candidates in control of the airwaves.

Fraud can only sway the vote a few percentage points at the most. Ron Paul did not finish as well as he should have, regardless of whether fraud was involved. He did not run a successful campaign, and that is shown by the inconsistency of exit polls compared to where the candidates stand on the issues. New Hampshire voters were not informed of the fact that Ron Paul has the best position on their views. We need to call for recounts, and fight our states to ban electronic voting machines, but most of all, we we need to push massive numbers out to the polls to vote against the establishment candidates.
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Senator Lugar making strides 
Monday, November 5, 2007, 06:00 PM - Policy
Posted by Administrator
Each autumn, Senator Richard Lugar joins the Indianapolis community in a 5K run for charity. Lugar's thoughtfulness has earned him election campaigns with 88% victories. He is well-loved by both liberals and conservatives in this state as one of the few genuine representatives of the people in Washington D.C.

Senator Lugar has recently made strides with his policy in Washington as well as with the people at home. He received a great deal of media attention in June when he boldly spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to President Bush's plan for Iraq.

That same week, we were in D.C. for the Day of Action for Law & Justice, sponsored by the ACLU and many other organizations. Our primary goal that day was to restore the writ of habeas corpus, allowing all detainees, citizen or not, to be granted basic defense rights to the accusations made against them by the U.S. government.

At Senator Lugar's office, more than a dozen Hoosiers encountered opposition from his staff on this issue. He had voted in favor of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which had brought about the rise in concern about habeas corpus. In June of 2007, the Lugar office was still defending the vote and expressing support for the military commissions program.

A few weeks ago, I literally jumped for joy when I read the roll call for Senator Specter's amendment to restore habeas corpus. I immediately wrote to Senator Lugar to thank him for changing his policy in favor of the Constitution. Here is an excerpt from the response I just received from him:

There has been vigorous debate, both in the Congress as well as in the federal courts, about appropriate due process for detainees apprehended during prosecution of the Global War on Terror. On September 19, 2007, during consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, I supported an amendement offered by Senator Specter which would restore habeas rights to those detained by the United States. While the amendment did not succeed, I will continue to support measures to ensure appropriate detention and review of enemy combatants within the confines of the law and our Constitution.


This year, we have proven time and time again that grassroots calling, petitioning and lobbying on behalf of the Constitution can succeed. At least here in Indiana, we can claim a victory in support of human rights and the U.S. Constituion. Be sure to call Senator Lugar at (202) 224-4814 and thank him for protecting your rights to "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
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Threats & Deception: Cheney plans his next terrorist attack 
Sunday, October 21, 2007, 09:08 PM - Foreign Policy, News, Opinion
Posted by Administrator
The world has been reminded once again this weekend of the disgusting hypocrisy of the Bush administration regarding the nuclear development of Iran.

Vice President Cheney told the Washington Institute for Near East Studies today, "The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course the international community is prepared to impose serious consequences."

He more simply put it to the American Israel Public Affairs March 7, 2006, "We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon."

Ironically, less than a month before on February 13, 2006, The Raw Story reported that Valerie Plame, the CIA agent who's identity was revealed by the Vice President's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, "was part of an operation tracking distribution and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction technology to and from Iran."

Intelligence sources told Raw Story "that her outing resulted in "severe" damage to her team and significantly hampered the CIA's ability to monitor nuclear proliferation."

The Bush administration's outing of Valerie Plame through conservative columnist Robert Novak was allegedly retaliation for a New York Times op-ed by her husband Joseph Wilson, which asserted that White House officials twisted pre-war intelligence on Iraq.

The Raw Story returned to that story this Saturday, discussing Plame's involvement in a "highly classified mission to deliver fake nuclear weapons blueprints to Tehran."

For a second time, a report about the Bush administration's sabotage of intelligence operations to keep nuclear weapons out of Iran has been followed by calls from Dick Cheney to aggressively hault Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program.

Earlier this week, Bush continued his pressure, saying "We got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel." This misquotation of the Iranian President has of course been discredited for many months now.

Bush went on, "So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon," a quote reminiscent of "mushroom cloud" warnings preceding the invasion of Iraq.

Mr. President, your lies and your threats are once again exposed. Your wars for Israel end here.

I call on every American to rise and be heard. We must counter the Bush administration's threats with an equally aggressive force of information. Write to your Senators and Representative, your local newspaper and blog, and make sure your friends and associates know too.

Bush is setting up for a preemptive strike against Iran, just like he has done with Iraq. His entire justification is based on lies, which he accompanies with images intended to intimidate those who would otherwise use logic to oppose him.

Many of our Senators and Representatives are part of this terror campaign, included most of the leading candidates for the 2008 presidential election. Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Rice, Giuliani, Romney, Thompson, Clinton, Obama, Edwards. Their names should ring with the same shreaking tone of Osama bin Laden. The "War on Terror" is being conducted by terrorists.

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