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Durham County board of health Chair Sue McLaurin reaffirmed Thursday what all cities ought to emulate – that they are committed to reviewing the new science and evidence which proves the inefficacy of community water fluoridation.

“We have formed a subcommittee to review the issue of fluoridation.  That subcommittee met November 19th and we will be meeting again December 17, so just to let you know we are moving along as a group.”

Whether this will result in any effectual action remains to be seen however.  As we have found from the obtuse behavior of the Raleigh City Council and deceptive actions relayed from others –  accountability for this issue has had a tendency to jump from agency to agency, never seeming to rest on one central authority who can “turn off the spigots.”

The bureaucracy that protects the chemical/fertilizer companies who lobby for and supply Fluoride is a frustrating aspect for any activist, but perhaps there is cause for celebration here.  Afterall,  the incredible work by ABC news Affiliate WTVD rocked the country (and world) and I suspect brought much due pressure onto the governing bodies of Durham County.   I had a gut sense today that they were listening more intently when I made this December 13th appearance, which is why I decided to give them some warm words of encouragement as they went into the December 17th meeting.  I understand it takes strength to admit you’ve been lied to, so I gave them the following 3 quotes:

From William Owens, President of the 5,000-member-strong Coalition of African American Pastors:

“African Americans have more kidney disease and more diabetes, but nobody elected to tell us that kidney patients and diabetics are more susceptible to harm from ingested fluorides… We need to investigate this Fluoridegate mess. This is a civil rights and environmental justice issue.”

From Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.:

“Water fluoridation needs to end. It is good that organizations are lending their support to help push this outdated and harmful practice of fluoridation toward collapse.”

From Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr.:

“This is a civil rights issue. No one should be subjected to drinking fluoride in their water, especially sensitive groups like kidney patients and diabetics, babies in their milk formula, or poor families that cannot afford to purchase unfluoridated water. Black and Latino families are being disproportionately harmed.”

Early on in this fight I discovered the Durham County Board of Health is the governing body who  makes health-related recommendations to the City Council, which is why I appear in front of them as opposed to the Mayor, councilmen et, al.

The City Council will not change anything “public health related” without the stamp of approval from the board of health.  THEN, and only then – will they legislate accordingly (or so they say).

The frustrating part about the bureaucracy is the waiting, the process, and the protocol.  At each meeting I only have 3 minutes to say my piece, and I only get that one chance once a month.

It takes a month to form a subcommittee.

It takes another month to schedule and have a meeting.

The next meeting might actually be spent talking about the issue, but no decision will be made till the next meeting…

and so on and so forth.

I now know how some people have spent their entire lifetime fighting one single issue – because the system is designed to make it that overwhelming.  They’d rather you go back to sleep.

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The Layers of Bureaucracy Could Keep You Occupied for a Lifetime

No doubt it is a thick onion to peel but that will have to be an unfortunate statement on the current state of affairs.  The truth of the matter is that no agency, board of health, department, or title within the government has the ultimate authority to determine what goes into our water. WE DO – not only because  Water is a divine gift from the Universe, but we pay for it!  We literally are the customers – so why does one have to generate an almost literal act of congress just to not get medicated via drinking water against your will?

 

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By Marcus Hill

http://planet.infowars.com/groups/greater-raleigh-resistance/

The first Tuesday of November (11-6-2012) found Katie Haberman, Marcus Hill, and Rocco Piserchia standing against the mass poisoning of the citizens of our capital city, Raleigh, North Carolina. Serving over 400,000 people, Raleigh’s Municipal Water Service mixes just the right cocktail of hexafluorosilicic acid, lead, arsenic, and other nasties into the drinking water in violation of common sense, civil and natural rights, and as a direct attack on the health of the citizens of what the Raleigh City Council touts as a 21st Century City. Something is horribly wrong with this Council’s agenda.

Katie Haberman, once again, presented to the Council the Certificate of Analysis for the “fluoride” sold by PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. to Key Chemical, Inc. Ms. Haberman insisted that the Council answer vital questions as to dosage, safety, and informed consent. Those questions were first ignored on October 2, 2012 and Mayor Nancy McFarlane ignored and disallowed Ms. Haberman from evening finishing her questions this past Fluoride Fightin’ Tuesday. Raleigh City Council’s silence on these questions speaks volumes. Our voices must be heard. Make your’s heard here: citycouncilors@raleighnc.gov

The PlanetInfowars group, Greater Raleigh Resistance, and the campaign to end fluoridation benefited greatly from the exposure Infowars.com provided via publication of the first installment of our saga. It was that exposure that led to an alliance with Rocco Piserchia of www.founderstruth.org Mr. Piserchia was met with the blank faces of our City Council when he respectfully asked for Raleigh to stand against indefinite detention, the unconstitutional provisions of the Patriot Act, and to end the practice of introducing known neurotoxins into the water supply.

Election Eve in Raleigh found the Raleigh City Government faced with the opportunity to end a civil rights catastrophe that has been going on here for 56 years. A travesty that started years before the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were penned. It is that ongoing catastrophe that I hoped to shed some light on when I read numerous quotes from prominent civil rights activists regarding the disproportionate harm fluoridation causes Blacks and Latinos. Civil rights, much like natural rights, are not even given the slightest consideration by our Raleigh City Council.

It is clear why. They can’t hear us.

Be Prepared. Be Heard. Be the Resistance. Be Victory!

Join the Fluoride Fight!

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On Thursday November 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST WTVD Channel 11 News will be airing a brand new exclusive report on Public Water Fluoridation.  The report was done by WTVD’s Investigation team including Sr. Producer Silvia Gambardella and anchor Steve Daniels who originally reported on this issue here back in 2007.

I have been in close contact with the producers of this story since I first began working with Steve earlier this summer.   I am happy to report that WTVD is preparing a fair and objective report that will hopefully cause viewers to start questioning what is in their water and why.

Tune in if you can, otherwise the video will be posted on the Durham Against Fluoride website as soon as it is made available!

Source: Natural News

(NaturalNews) Roughly 85,000 fewer people living in North America will be forced to drink and bathe in fluoridated water, thanks to four recent community victories preventing or overturning water fluoridation mandates. The towns of O’Fallon, Missouri; Rosetown, Saskatchewan; Lake View, Iowa; and Cassadaga, New York are all now officially fluoride-free, proving that individuals really do have the power to step up and protect themselves against one of the most ridiculous folklores of the past century to be thrust on the people in the name of public health.

As reported by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), which has tabulated more than 70 community victories against fluoride across North America since 2010, a single citizen activist concerned about the safety of fluoride was able to persuade the City Administrator of O’Fallon, MO, population 80,000, to discontinue the town’s water fluoridation program. The town’s 2012 budget report states that the change will save the town $18,000 annually, and reduce the hazard for water operators who will no longer “have to handle the dangerous chemical on a regular basis.”

In Rosetown, SK, the failure of a fluoride feed pump was enough to scrap the outdated practice of water fluoridation, while water fluoridation’s high cost with lack of economic and societal benefit convinced the city council of Lake View, IA, to discontinue the pointless practice. And in Cassadaga, NY, local citizens rejected a proposal to fluoridate by an 87 percent margin, even after the town had already built a special shed to begin housing and pumping fluoride chemicals into the water supply.

Portland voters soon to vote on water fluoridation

In Portland, Oregon, where rogue city council members and Mayor Sam Adams recently forced through a fluoridation mandate against the will of the people, more than 43,000 local citizens signed a petition to force the issue to a public vote. As of this writing, these signatures are still being counted — but since only 19,858 were required to get the issue on the ballot, the issue will almost surely be put up for a public vote.

And in New York City, where councilman Petter Vallone, Jr. has been working feverishly to end water fluoridation in America’s largest city, a resolution has been introduced to require that a warning about fluoride’s dangers for infants be printed on individual water bills. Both Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the entire state of New Hampshire recently passed similar requirements for infant warning labels on water bills.

Two Florida communities reconsider water fluoridation

Lastly, both the Greater Pine Island Water Association, which serves the area of St. James City near Fort Myers, Florida, and the Ormond Beach City Commission, also in Florida, are also reconsidering their existing fluoridation mandates. The former group will have its members vote on the issue, while the latter group has already approved a referendum that will allow voters to decide the issue in an upcoming election.

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Durham Citizens,

As you may already know the fight to put a stop to the unhealthy practice of public water fluoridation pushes onward.

Last month we had a great turn out at the Durham County Public Health Hearing where citizens and activists stood in unison to urge our county health officials to recommend our city council put a stop to this madness.  As promised, WTVD Channel 11 showed up to capture those who spoke up on video.  This footage will be used in an investigative report due to air this November on the issue of Fluoridating public water.  The monday after our meeting, I sat down with anchor Steve Daniels to discuss the whys and hows of this issue.  I am pleased to report that WTVD is preparing a great informative report that is sure to bring incredible awareness to this issue.

We already had great success in making our voices heard last month and was promised by the county health board that they would form a subcommittee in order to review the evidence which supports our position against Fluoridation.

Unfortunately, almost 1 month later my sources say that the county health board has reneged on their promise and so far have not taken ANY action to form a subcommittee to formally review the evidence we are presenting.

While discouraging, now is NOT the time to give up – rather – now is the perfect time to show our civil servants that WE MEAN BUSINESS!

Thursday October 18th @ 5:00 PM there will be another county health board meeting and I am planning to show up and hold them accountable!  Me and a few other activists are planning on using our allotted speaking time to play a short informational piece on Fluoridation, and to ask them politely why they have not looked more thoroughly into this issue.  Afterall, it’s our HEALTH that is at risk!

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Side Note – If you are interested in removing Fluoride from your tap water without petitioning your city government to do so, you are now able to order the proper filters via the DurhamAgainstFluoride website!  The filter advertised is what I personally use and recommend and is specifically designed to remove the noxious cocktail of chemicals known as “FLUORIDE!”  ALL Proceeds from the sale of these filters will go towards more flyers, more activisim and more advertising for the ANTI-FLUORIDE movement in Durham!!

Getting involved can be challenging if you’re new.

Sometime it’s just hard figuring out where to start.  That’s why we’ve created an easy way for you to “Spread the Message” about Fluoride in our drinking water.  Thanks to some creative volunteers we were able to come together and create this:

Below you will find a PDF which can be printed DOUBLE SIDED on standard 8.5X11 printer paper.  You could do card stock, or stickers, or whatever else you want – but the idea is to have 2 X flyers per/ sheet of paper.  You will need to print all one side, then flip, reload in the printer, and print the back side.  Then, cut the flyers down the middle – and hand to your neighbors!

DurhamAgainstFluoride Flyer

This was designed to be printed in black and white so it can be as economic as possible.

Durham Citizens,

The Williams water  treatment plant that supplies the city of Durham with your tap water spends over $100,000 of YOUR money adding an admitted dangerous substance to the drinking water.  Ironically, the city of Durham’s own Duke University in cooperation with Professor Brian A. Burt conducted a study when this writer was living in Durham at the age of 4-5 years.   The study involved the city turning off public water fluoridation for a period of 11 months during 1990-1991, whilst observing the incisor changes in over 1800 K-5 aged children in Durham, NC.  The study concluded no increase in dental cavities (the very claimed benefit of fluoridation), but a decrease in fluorosis – the Center for Disease Control’s admitted malady to fluoridating public water supplies.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10728978

ABSTRACT

Durham, NC, fluoridated since 1962, had an 11-month cessation of fluoridation between September, 1990, and August, 1991. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of this break on the development of caries and fluorosis in children. Study participants were continuously-resident children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 in Durham’s elementary schools. There were 1696 children, 81.4% of those eligible, for whom a questionnaire was completed and clinical data recorded. Age cohorts were defined by a child’s age at the time that fluoridation ceased. Caries was recorded in children in the Birth Cohort through Cohort 3, and fluorosis for children in Cohorts 1 through 5. Caries was assessed in the primary first and second molars according to the decayed-filled index; fluorosis on the labial surfaces of the upper permanent central and lateral incisors was assessed by the Thylstrup-Fejerskov (TF) index. Mother’s education was associated with caries; higher education of the mother had an odds ratio of 0.53 (95% CI 0.40, 0.76) for caries in the child. No cohort effects could be discerned for caries. Overall prevalence of fluorosis was 44%. Prevalence in Cohorts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 was 39.8%, 32.3%, 33.0%, 62.3%, and 57.1%, respectively. These cohort differences remained statistically significant in regression analysis. It was concluded that while the break had little effect on caries, dental fluorosis is sensitive to even small changes in fluoride exposure from drinking water, and this sensitivity is greater at 1 to 3 years of age than at 4 or 5 years.

This incredible hipocrisy and public health danger should be stopped as soon as possible!  Spread the video and the study to all mindful citizens!
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