Daily Archives: October 7, 2012

Central Arizona Water Project canal ruptures….

CAP water flows into desert wash…..click here…..

Medical groups step up again to sell fluoride……like the 1940s

Since a small group of activist dentists in Wisconsin took up the fluoride crusade in the 1940s, the dentists and the medical community have been the “salesmen” on the ground for the cause. Groups like the American Public Health Association consider it a travesty that not everyone has fluoride added to their water, like it or not, need it or not. ADA and others apply modern marketing techniques to get their message out, like an evangelical crusade for fluoride. Given their dependence on government, such as the Dept of Health and Human Services, profluoride advocacy is all most medical professionals have ever heard. Click here for a classic example….

I’m sure his patients appreciate the doctor’s competence. I do appreciate my doctor and dentist. Should they decide what should be in my drinking water?….no.  But i do expect more than just a snow job from them on fluoride…..pro and con. Of course, the potential harm is air brushed out of the picture by advocacy groups….

Safe drinking water scarce in Liberia (Africa)

“Residents in the Liberian capital of Monrovia and its outskirts may have the opportunity to fetch safe drinking water from hand pumps constructed by the government and international partners. However, the situation looks different as one moves away from the outskirts of the Capital. For instance, in a township called Crozierville, residents there are comoplaining of fetching drinking water from creeks.”

Click here for the full article.

Ojai customers question Denise Kruger’s $928,103 compensation in 2011

Well, as water rates go up, expect customers to take a closer look at where the money goes……click here for news article….

Press Spin: More fluoride is better….we’ll show’em

Indian River County wants more fluoride, not less. These “fluoride facts” are a part of the expansive public relations effort that has gone on since the 1940s to implement fluoride addition to drinking water. They are simply misleading at best.

The history of fluoride is quit telling….with the American Dental Association having adopted a public advocacy posture toward fluoride many decades ago in order to enhance its own public image.  In short, advocating fluoride now is about enhancing the ADA….it’s not about dental health anymore, I’m sorry to say…..more documentation on this later…..

But for now, if you really like fluoride, you might consider moving to Indian River County, Fluoride…..that’s Florida. They’ve got plenty….click here….rather than living with a tooth ache, they should pull fluoride out by the roots.

Private vs Public Ownership of water utilities: Which is better?

For several decades there has been an ongoing battle between adovcates of water system privatization and those who advocate public ownership. This article (click here) presents two opposing views on this issue.