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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 It is good that organizations are lending their support to help push this outdated and harmful practice of fluoridation toward collapse.”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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In response to the building momentum behind the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill anti-fluoride movement, InfoWars Nightly News recently interviewed Marcus Hill and Katie Habberman on their efforts to protest the mass poisoning of citizens via community water fluoridation.  Using new facebookesque patriot-targeted social media technology known as Planet InfoWars, the duo created Greater Raleigh Resistance, a group dedicated to resisting all manner of tyranny here in the RDU area.

What followed was a series of visits to the Raleigh City Council in addition to pivotal connections with the Durham effort of which I and this website are an integral part.  With combined enthusiasm and increased numbers, we brought our collective voice back to Raleigh City Council, which resulted in a stunning face off between a council resigned to corruption and the cold hard facts about their dubious fluoridation claims.  Watch Marcus and Katie below discuss how they leveraged Planet InfoWars to truly make a difference in our area.

PCS Phosphate Certificate of Analysis For Fluoride added to Raleigh’s Water Supplies

In the highly anticipated December 4th Raleigh City Council meeting a cadre of patriots brought forth stunning revelations about the council’s ignorance of their own policies, denial of peer reviewed scientifically factual research, and overall breathtaking silence as lies and deceptions were uncovered in mere minutes.

As per the official agenda, the night was supposed to begin with the re-airing of this 8 minute piece produced by WTVD news on water fluoridation.  The citizens involved had pre-arranged with the City Clerk to project this piece in lieu of speaking to the council, effectively using all of the allotted 3 minutes/person in combination to ensure the council members watched the clip in its entirety.

As you will see below the council fearfully denied our request to air the video simply because they do not want to “set precedent” for citizens using their allotted speaking time in combination with others.    I guess they don’t have time in their busy schedules to hear the citizen’s concerns.

All this despite the fact that the time allotted was more than it would have taken to play the clip.

Undeterred by the Council’s cowardice, Katie Habberman and Marcus Hill posed some pointed questions to the Council regarding the city-supplied certificate of analysis which shows the specific addition of multiple compounds, all toxic, under the umbrella term “Fluoride.”  Their answer, as you will find below, was deafening silence from a squirming city council resigned to their own corruption and misdirected policies.

This silence was broken only by Councilman John Odom who defended fluoridation by saying:

“I drink the water the city of Raleigh puts out, and I think it’s the best in the country.  I’ve supported it the 14 years I’ve been on this council and I certainly have no fear of making that statement.”

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JOIN US On December 4, 2012 at the Raleigh City Council where citizens, patriots, WTVD Channel 11 and other health-conscious people will join together to urge North Carolina’s capital city to abandon their 40+ year old practice of fluoridating the public water supplies.  Due to the overwhelming response to WTVD’s investigative story on the hazards of water fluoridation, a camera crew will be present to capture this historic stand against medical tyranny.  We are confident that through our continued efforts we will be able to build consensus within county governments so as to reconsider this dangerous, hazardous and highly unethical practice.

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Click Here to view the Raleigh City Council AGENDA for December 4, 2012

Join us @ 7:00pm at:

Municipal Building
222 West Hargett St.
Council Chambers
Raleigh, NC 27601

[Excerpt from Raleigh City Council Agenda]

EVENING AGENDA – 7:00 P.M.
A. REQUESTS AND PETITIONS OF CITIZENS

  1.  Jason Hibbets, Code for Raleigh, would like to make a presentation regarding the Code for Raleigh Adopt a Shelter web application and report on participation in the Code for America race for Reuse campaign.
  2. Corey Sturmer and other concerned citizens would like to play/project a news piece produced by WTVD Channel 11 News on water fluoridation. The news piece runs approximately eight minutes.
  3.  Rocco Piserchia would like to discuss Local Government for Sustainability and public water fluoridation.
  4.  Katie Haberman would like to address the Council and to request stopping the addition of toxic waste products being added to the water supply.
  5. Marcus Hill would like to request the Council to end mass poisoning of Raleigh’s citizens by their government via “water fluoridation.”

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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!!

Durham County is holding a hearing for citizens to air concerns about all matters having to do with the “Public Health.”  Here is the official public release.

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Thursday, September 13 at 5:00pm in EDT at 414 E. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Since December 2011, I have been trying to convince the city council and members of the health department that Fluoride is a dangerous chemical, NOT a dental health benefit we should be thanking them for.  The movement has been slowly gaining steam all year and now we are reaching critical mass!

Tomorrow I will be attending the hearing to present evidence that Fluoride should be stopped IMMEDIATELY and I am happy to report that I will be joined by WTVD Channel 11 and their camera crew.  They will be there to capture footage specifically for a fall report on this very issue! So if you can, please join us to express your concern and demand a change in policy!

In addition to the announcement, I have included two clips from my past visits to the city council where NC Department of Health and Human Service’s own Kevin Buckholtz was brought forward to defend fluoridation of our public drinking water.   In his rebuttal, he actually admitted that

  1. Hydrofluosilicic acid can leach lead from piping systems and enter the bloodstream of those who drink the water – causing behavioral issues, learning disabilities, and negatively affecting IQ
  2. His own 11 year old daughter has mild dental fluorosis, the negative side effect to fluoridating our drinking water.

Even those who are supposed to be looking out for our best interest admit the negative side effects of Fluoridation – incredible!

Contact Kevin Buckholtz and the City Council:

Kevin Buchholtz, DDS
West Region Supervisor
Phone:  (336) 294-4591
Email: Kevin.Buchholtz@dhhs.nc.gov

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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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