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On January 25, 1945, the first human fluoridation experiment experiment was conducted on all the residents of Grand Rapids Michigan without their informed consent. Sodium fluoride was added to their water supply to discover if it really reduced tooth decay. Health effects were never even looked for.
Fluoridation is nothing to Celebrate
New York – Sixty-eight years ago while experimental trials were still underway, public water supplies were dosed with fluoride chemicals promising to safely reduce tooth decay, put dentists out of business and save millions of dollars on dental care. Current science tells us none of that came to pass; but fluoridation is still celebrated as if it did, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Executive Director says, "The fluoridation experiment has been an abject failure. Public health officials have abandoned their duty to protect health and have forfeited their integrity by ignoring growing science showing fluoride has the potential to harm health.”
Here’s some of what’s occurred since 1945:
1.) Dental expenditures have grown, along with the number of dental professionals, dental schools, and industry profits.
2) Even with 73.9% of the U.S. population receiving fluoridated water, the incidence and severity of children's primary tooth decay recently increased (CDC).
3) Fluoride overexposure is a new and growing epidemic afflicting up to 60% of US adolescents with dental fluorosis (white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth). Early fluoridationists expected that no more than 10% of children would develop mild fluorosis. CDC reports that Black and Mexican-American children suffer significantly higher rates of the more severe forms of dental fluorosis.
4) An expert panel reviewed fluoride’s toxicology for the National Research Council and released a landmark report in 2006. The panel found that the maximum contaminant level for fluoride permitted in drinking water is not protective of human health and that infants, children, and several other subsets of the U.S. population are being over-exposed. The panel noted the following adverse effects from this overexposure: broken bones, pre-clinical skeletal fluorosis which manifests as arthritic-type pain, and severe dental fluorosis.
5) Thirty-six studies report an association between fluoride and reduced IQ in children - some at levels considered safe in the US. Early fluoridationists didn’t consider fluoride/brain effects.
6) Fluoride has been found in the pineal gland of elderly cadavers at significantly high levels (up to 21,000 parts per million). The pineal is an endocrine gland located between the two hemispheres of the brain.
7) U.S. formula-fed infants receive up to 250 times more fluoride than breast-fed infants. This is a significant exposure that public health officials refuse to discuss.
When fluoridation began, fluoride was believed to be an essential nutrient for healthy teeth; but current science proves it is neither. Fluoride is a drug with side effects. The FDA classifies fluoride supplements as unapproved drugs and reports “this drug has not been found by FDA to be safe and effective,” because no safety experiments were ever performed.
Even fluoride varnish, containing 26,600 ppm fluoride, was never safety-tested but is applied to teeth of babies as young as 6-months-old which “leads to a significant increase in urine fluoride.”
“There is no scientifically-valid reason to ingest fluoride. Fluoridation must end.” says Connett.On January 25, 1945, the first human fluoridation experiment experiment was conducted... more
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The mayor and the majority of the city commission joined other public officials today in endorsing Proposal 2 - the city ballot question that would decriminalize possession of marijuana.
"Gathering around this issue today is simply another example of Grand Rapids perhaps leading the way but taking risks to getting something done" said John Logie, the city's Mayor from 1992 - 2003 and chairman of the Decriminalize GR campaign.
http://grcentral.wzzm13.com/news/news/73353-gr-city-leaders-support-decriminalizing-marijuanaThe mayor and the majority of the city commission joined other public officials today... more
Occupy Grand Rapids holds first rally of 2012, sets date to ‘re-occupy’ downtown,New occupation is Financial District sidewalk,Occupy wall street calls for divest from Bank of America,Chicago activist urges ECC community to protest NATO summitOccupy Grand Rapids holds first rally of 2012, sets date to ‘re-occupy’... more
As you listen to and watch this rather miraculous musical achievement by the entire town of Grand Rapids, Michigan, ask yourself, “Is America dead yet?”As you listen to and watch this rather miraculous musical achievement by the entire... more
Mom jailed over sex with 14-year-old son
‘When she saw this boy, something just touched off in her,’ attorney says
and news service reports
July 12, 2010
PONTIAC, Mich. — A woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the Internet has been sentenced nine years to 30 years in prison.
Aimee L. Sword, 36, of Waterford Township apologized at her sentencing Monday in Oakland County Circuit Court. She had pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in a deal with prosecutors.
Mom Aimee L. Sword, 36, Jailed Over Sex With 14-yo Biological Son...Click to see...(PHOTO SLIDESHOW)...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/mom-aimee-l-sword-36-jailed-over-sex-with-14-yo-biological-son-photo-slideshow/
Police say Sword used Facebook in 2008 to find her son, who’s now 16. She gave him up for adoption when he was only a few days old, the Detroit Free Press reported.Mom jailed over sex with 14-year-old son
‘When she saw this boy, something... more
Story/photo about Drew Nelson song about sacred Eagle Rock came out in this week's Indian Country Today newspaper
Video with Drew Nelson song entitled "Eagle Rock (Song for the People)"
Contact singer/songwriter Drew Nelson who wrote Eagle Rock (Song for the People)
Book Drew Nelson:
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1251 Penn Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids MI 49505
Eagle Rock (Song for the People)
By Drew Nelson
Sun breaks over the Yellow Dog
call the thunder down
feel the wind rush against my face
sound of the children
breaks the stillness of the morning
red tail rises not a mile from this place
all through the night
they kept the fire burning
all through the night they sang
call the directions, put tobacco down
prayers and smoke on the wind
Here at Eagle Rock we will take our stand
Here at Eagle Rock we will pray
for the healing of our people
and the healing of our land
there’s a fire burning in our hearts
Ishkoday (Anishinaabe for sacred fire)
For a thousand years
this place has been sacred
it will be for a thousand more
all those who lover her
cry all my relations
see the old ones sing
see the young ones grow
There is a law higher than any government
places more important than a mine
a love that is greater than any corporation
ask the Eagle, ask the Bear, Ask the Pines.
Three brave American Indian women from Baraga, MI started the encampment at sacred Eagle Rock at sunset on April 23, 2010.
They are KBIC members Charlotte Loonsfoot, 37, and Chalsea Smith, 20, and Georgenia Earring of the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux tribe in South Dakota.
The camp was triggered by mine officials ordering the trespassing arrest three days earlier (April 20) of non-native environmentalist Cynthia Pryor of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
Over the next month campers would build lean-tos, start several campfires including the sacred Grandfather Fire, pitch dozens of tents, pray, plant the Eagle Rock Memorial Garden, host the KBIC Tribal Council meeting (May 10), hear from many healers and elders including popular Native American singer “Bobby Bullet” St. Germaine (Lac Du Flambeau Tribe) and Lee Sprague (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians), and create a kitchen to store tons of food and other supplies donated by supporters.
A massive police raid began about 9 a.m. on May 27 as dozens of heavily armed state and local law enforcement officers swopped down on the camp at the order of officials with Kennecott Eagle Minerals.
Two members of Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve arrived moments before the raid to warn four campers that police were on their way.
Arrested Keweenaw Bay Indian Community members Chris Chosa, 28, and Charlotte Loonsfoot, 37, both of Baraga, Mich.
The other two campers present for the raid were Kalvin Hartwig (Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa), and Catherine Parker of Marquette – were ordered by police and mice security to leave with their vehicles.
Stand for the Land blog
Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
Save the Wild UP
Cedar Tree Institute
Drew Nelson photo:
http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac141/NavajoLutheranMission/Kennecott%20Minerals%20orders%20Ojibwa%20camp%20crushed/SingerDrewNelsonEagleRocksongwri-1.jpgStory/photo about Drew Nelson song about sacred Eagle Rock came out in this... more
A 14-year-old Eagle Scout candidate has spent his summer applying water and bleach to thousands of veterans’ grave markers, a project Thomas Kaminski chose to honor his late grandfather’s military service.
Kaminski set out to organize the cleaning of about 5,000 grave markers at the Grand Rapids Veterans Cemetery. Some markers date back to the Civil War.
But next weekend is the last for his project, and he still has 1,500 stones to go. And he could use some help.
"I don't know why Tom and (his mom) Margaret haven't been able to rally the troops," said Cara Newton, a Scout mom who brought her sons Brandon, 17, and Eric, 14, to help. They're part of Kaminski's Troop 325.
"Scouts try to help each other when they can, but the older Scouts work. This was a huge project," Newton said. "Tom really had a passion for this."
It takes about five to seven minutes to clean each marker.
"There are just so many of them," Margaret said.
Seeking help, they've approached Scouts, families of veterans and the public.
"If we get enough people, it won't take long to do," said Ann Marie. "And it would be a nice way to end the summer, doing something for men and women who did a heck of a lot for us."
Anyone willing to help with the cleaning project Saturday, between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., may contact Thomas Kaminski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He's had a passion for veterans since he was little, said his grandmother, Ann Marie Kaminski. Tom's father and grandfather both died shortly before he was born, but Ann Marie Kaminski told Tom about his grandfather's service in the Army.
A 14-year-old Eagle Scout candidate has spent his summer applying water and bleach to... more