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Monday, December 18, 2017

Chicago Politician Requests Child-raping UN Troops ... in America

Chicago Politician Requests Child-raping UN Troops ... in America 

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Under the guise of stopping “gun violence” and “genocide,” a fringe County Commissioner in Cook County, Illinois, went to New York City to request that the United Nations deploy “peacekeeping” troops in Chicago. Seriously. These would be the same ruthless soldiers who have come under fire around the world for systemic rape of children, spreading deadly diseases, murdering unarmed protesters, overthrowing elected leaders, waging war on Africans who did not want to live under a Soviet-backed dictator, and countless other atrocities — especially atrocities targeting black people, and always perpetrated with impunity.



Of course, the dictators club known as the UN has no legal power to deploy its scandal-plagued forces in America, and most Americans, armed with hundreds of millions of weapons, would be unlikely to accept such an absurdity. But the fact that such a ludicrous request would even be contemplated, particularly by an elected official, highlights a number of major problems that threaten liberty and the nation itself. At the top of the list of those problems is the sort of dangerous ignorance of some voters and their politicians that would consider inviting child-raping foreign troops — many of them loyal to mass-murdering Communist and Islamic dictators — on to American soil to keep the peace.

In a tacit acknowledgment that he is incapable of doing the job voters elected him to do — and perhaps an indication that he believes his constituents are incapable of governing themselves — Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin began calling for UN troops in Chicago this week. “I’m hoping to appeal to the UN to actually come to Chicago and meet with victims of violence, and maybe even possibly help out in terms of peacekeeping efforts, because I think it’s so critical for us to make sure that these neighborhoods are safe,” Boykin was quoted as saying while waiting for his flight to New York on Thursday.

Boykin, who has been living off taxpayer largess since he was a child and appears to have been employed by government in some capacity for virtually his entire career, claimed “leaders” in Chicago and Cook County had “failed” to protect their communities from violent crime. And so, since local officials seem to be incapable of providing even basic services despite some of the highest taxes in America, the far-left activist believes the UN — an organization dominated by oppressive governments, many of which murder and torture their own subjects with impunity — could do a better job providing security. That speaks volumes about Boykin and those who elected him.

“There is a quiet genocide taking place in too many of our communities,” Boykin said, without noting that the UN and Planned Parenthood have for generations displayed a passion for reducing the number of black people in the world. “Eighty percent of those who are being killed by gun violence are African American, and often killed at the hands of another African American. So we must protect these population groups, and that’s what the United Nations does. They’re a peacekeeping force. They know all about keeping the peace, and so we’re hopeful that they’ll hear our appeal.”

In reality, the UN's “peacekeeping” schemes have resulted in the widespread rape and killing of black people all over the world by UN forces. The UN's first major “peace” mission, for example, involved bombing and slaughtering civilians in Katanga, who had declared independence to avoid living under a barbarous Soviet-backed dictator, until they were brutally massacred into submission. The

Meetings the Week of December 18, 2017


Meetings the Week of December 18, 2017

Monday  12/18/17
Conservation                    PCS Town Hall*                6:00 pm
 
Tuesday  12/19/17
Elem. School                   PCS Town Hall*               4:00 pm
Cap. Planning                  PCS Town Hall*               6:30 pm
Veterans                          Am. Legion                        6:30 pm
Historical                        Boynton PL                        7:00 pm

Wednesday 12/20/17
Adv. Com.                      PCS Town Hall*               6:00 pm

Thursday 12/21/17
Cemetery                        Sr. Drive                             6:30 pm 



* Pauly Cosentino Sr. Town Hall

Porter Stansberry: A major ‘jubilee’ is coming to America soon…

Porter Stansberry: A major ‘jubilee’ is coming to America soon…

From Porter Stansberry in Stansberry Digest:
 A major jubilee is coming to America soon…
Lots of people will be excited about this once-in-50-years event. The crowds will cheer. And politicians will promise new and better prosperity.

But what will happen is really a national nightmare.
If you’ve never heard of the concept, of a national jubilee, I (Porter) would urge you to please read today’s Friday Digest more carefully – and more skeptically – than you ever have before. I need your feedback about these ideas.

You see, I fear we may be among the only people in America who know what’s about to happen… and why it can’t be stopped.

Did you ever read Shirley Jackson’s acclaimed short story, The Lottery?

The story starts out by painting a picture of a beautiful, small farming community.
The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o’clock… The children assembled first, of course. School was recently over for the summer, and the feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them; they tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play.

The author, however, soon hints at the depravity that will follow:
Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example, selecting the smoothest and roundest stones; Bobby and Harry Jones and Dickie Delacroix – the villagers pronounced this name “Dellacroy” – eventually made a great pile of stones in one corner of the square and guarded it against the raids of the other boys.

This is a lottery that no one wants to win…

As you know if you’ve ever read the story, every adult has to draw a card from the black box. Whoever pulls out the card with the mark of death (a black spot) is stoned to death. It’s a ritual killing. Every member of the community must take part. They even hand a stone to the victim’s young son, so he can take part in the ritual.

The jubilee we’re about to experience will have many of the same characteristics…

Millions of Americans will soon be calling for it. Some violently. The young, the poor, and the ignorant will all rally for jubilee. They will, in effect, start piling up stones. And the person who is going to be ritually killed? That will be us.

Let me explain…
Economies collapse when debt-service costs grow faster than income for a long time – usually 50 years or more. These aren’t normal default cycles. These are far different… These are debt-fueled revolutions.

What happens is that debt builds and builds. Once debt-service costs start growing faster than the economy, then the total debt is never reduced. Sooner or later, debt begins to grow geometrically, far faster than income. And then… it simply can’t be managed. That’s when the crisis hits.

These debt revolutions are characterized by the inability of the debt burden to be reduced in “normal” ways. In a normal cycle, deleveraging reduces debt burdens. And this happens through some combination of reduced spending (to pay off debt), defaults (where assets are redistributed among creditors), and increases to the money supply (to prevent a deflationary spiral and stoke economic growth).

But in a debt revolution… those normal measures don’t work. Austerity causes a big reduction in economic growth. Spending slows and the economy declines faster than debt can be reduced.
Likewise, the debt burdens can be so big that defaults don’t work because the collateral won’t come close to covering the debt. (Think about General Motors’ bankruptcy. The government put an additional $50 billion into the company, and it still couldn’t pay its creditors.) And sometimes even extreme amounts of money printing doesn’t work because interest costs increase more than inflation, causing the debt burden to continually grow faster than the economy.

What happens in these situations?

When deleveraging doesn’t work, the debt burden grows and grows. It begins to weigh heavier and heavier across the poorest segments of society. It becomes life-choking. It leads to despair. To depression. To violence. And to revolution.

I don’t think I have to tell anyone that the federal debt burden has been growing uncontrollably for the last decade. Since 2008, total U.S. federal debt has more than doubled. That is, our government has borrowed more money in the last 10 years than it borrowed in the 231 prior years of its existence, combined.

Yes, in terms of debt to gross domestic product (GDP), government borrowing was larger during the Civil War and during World War II. That’s true. But it’s also irrelevant. What really matters is that it’s not only the government’s debt that continues to grow uncontrollably. What really matters is that our country’s total debt load (household, corporate, and government) continues to grow. Even after the crisis of 2008. Even with $4 trillion in new money. Even with the huge number of mortgage defaults (over $1 trillion in losses).

And… what really matters is that, more so than ever before, the burden of these debts is falling most heavily on the poorest members of our society – the people most likely to be radicalized. The people most likely to be violent. The people most likely to declare a jubilee.

Most Americans believe the 2008-2011 financial crisis solved our debt problem…

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Time for Jubilee?

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Opioids After Surgery Left Her Addicted. Is That A Medical Error?

Opioids After Surgery Left Her Addicted. Is That A Medical Error?

 

In April this year, Katie Herzog checked into a Boston teaching hospital for what turned out to be a nine-hour-long back surgery.
The 68-year-old consulting firm president left the hospital with a prescription for Dilaudid, an opioid used to treat severe pain, and instructions to take two pills every four hours as needed. Herzog took close to the full dose for about two weeks.

Then, worried about addiction, she began asking questions. “I said, ‘How do I taper off this? I don’t want to stay on this drug forever, you know? What do I do?'” Herzog said, recalling conversations with her various providers.

She said she never got a clear answer.

So she turned to Google to try to figure out how  to wean herself off the Dilaudid. She eventually found a Canadian Medical Association guide to tapering opioids.

“So I started tapering from 28 [milligrams], to 24 to 16,” Herzog said, scrolling through a pocket diary with red cardinals on the cover that she used to keep track.

About a month after surgery, she had a follow-up visit with her surgeon. She had reached the end of her self-imposed tapering path the day before and at the doctor’s, she recalls feeling quite sick.

“I was teary, I had diarrhea, I was vomiting a lot, I had muscle pains, headache, I had a low-grade fever,” Herzog recalled.

The surgeon thought she had a virus and told her to see her internist. Her internist came to the same conclusion.

She went home and suffered through five days of what she came to realize was acute withdrawal, and two more weeks of fatigue, nausea and diarrhea.

“I had every single symptom in the book,” Herzog said. “And there was no recognition by these really professional, senior, seasoned doctors at Boston’s finest hospitals that I was going through withdrawal.”

Herzog did not name any of the providers who had something to do with her pain management or missed signs of withdrawal. She said she sees this as a system-wide problem. Herzog did share medical records that support her story. After the withdrawal, she did not crave Dilaudid and she manages any lingering pain with Tylenol. She has since returned to her providers, who’ve acknowledged that she was in withdrawal.

Not An Isolated Incident

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Fluoride: Commie Plot or Capitalist Ploy


Fluoride: Commie Plot or Capitalist Ploy

January 28th, 2012 | Joel Griffiths
[Click here to see photocopy of article]Covert Action Quarterly
Fall, 1992

Fluoride: Commie Plot or Capitalist Ploy
by Joel Griffiths


Cows crawled around the pasture on their bellies, inching along like giant snails. So crippled by bone disease they could not stand up, this was the only way they could graze. Some died kneeling, after giving birth to stunted calves. Others kept on crawling until, no longer able to chew because their teeth had crumbled down to the nerves, they began to starve. (1)

These were the cattle of the Mohawk Indians on the New York-Canadian St. Regis Reservation during the period 1960-75, when industrial pollution devastated the herd and along with it, the Mohawks’ way of life. Crops and trees withered, birds and bees fled from this remnant of land the Mohawk still call Akwesasne, “the land where the partridge drums.” Today, nets cast into the St. Lawrence River by Mohawk fishers bring up ulcerated fish with spinal deformities. Mohawk children, too, have shown signs of damage to bones and teeth. (2)

In 1980, the Mohawks filed a $150 million lawsuit for damage to themselves and their property against the companies responsible for the pollution: the Reynolds Metals Co. and the Aluminum Co. of America (ALCOA). But five years of legal costs bankrupted the tribe and they settled for $650,000 in damages to their cows; (3) the court, however, left the door open for a future Mohawk suit for damage to their own health. After all, commented human rights lawyer Robert Pritchard, ” What judge wants to go down in history as being the judge who approved the annihilation of the Indians by fluoride emissions?” (4)

Many Akwesasnes

Fluoride emissions? Fluoride, as in toothpaste?

Well, yes. Fluoride was the pollutant primarily responsible for the Akwesasne devastation. (5)
For nearly 50 years, the U.S. government and media have been telling the public that fluoride is safe and beneficial — it is supposed to reduce cavities, especially in children. Manufacturers add it to toothpaste, municipalities put it in the public’s drinking water. The only people who question the safety of fluoride, says the government, are quacks and lunatics — particularly of the far-right-wing variety.


But fluoride has another side the government never mentions. It is a toxic industrial pollutant; one of the oldest and biggest of them all. For decades, U.S. industrial plants have rained heavy doses of waste fluoride on people, such as the Mohawks. The nation, however, has been successfully conditioned to think of fluoride solely as a benevolent substance and to dismiss as a crackpot, anyone who claims otherwise.

In recent years, because of rampant environmental damage, some of the worst fluoride pollution plants such as those at Akwesasne have been forced to reduce their emissions, but not terminate them. At Akwesasne, cows still live only half their normal lifespan. (6) Nationwide, fluoride remains one of industry’s largest pollutants. By the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) last estimate, at least 155,000 tons a year were being released into the air by U.S. industrial plants. (7) Emissions into water lakes, rivers, and ocean have been estimated to be as high as 500,000 tons a year. (8) (NOTE from FAN: Recent EPA data indicates that fluoride is currently the 6th most emitted Hazardous Air Pollutant in the US, although total air emissions are now considerably lower than 155,000 tons).
While people living near and/or working in heavy fluoride-emitting industrial plants have received the highest doses, the general population has not been spared either. Fluoride is not biodegradable; whatever comes around stays around, gradually accumulating in the environment, in the food chain, and in people’s bodies, where it settles in bones and teeth.

If this general increase in fluoride dose were proved harmful to humans, the impact on industry which pollutes both air and water would be major. The nation’s air is contaminated by fluoride emissions from the production of iron, steel, aluminum, copper, lead and zinc; phosphates (essential for the manufacture of all agricultural fertilizers); plastics; gasoline; brick, cement, glass, ceramics, and the multitudinous other products made from clay; electrical power generation and all other coal combustion; and uranium processing. (9)

As for water, the leading industrial fluoride polluters are the producers and processors of glass, pesticides and fertilizers, steel and aluminum, chemicals, and metals. (10) The metal processing industries include copper and brass, as well as titanium, superalloys, and refractory metals for military use. (11)

The list of polluters extends across industry from basic to strategic. Industry and government have long had a powerful motive for claiming an increased dose of fluoride is safe for the population. Maintaining this position has not been easy because, of industry’s largest pollutants, fluoride is by far the most toxic to vegetation, animals, and humans. (12) In fact, it’s one of the most toxic substances known. (13)

“Airborne fluorides,” reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “have caused more worldwide damage to domestic animals than any other air pollutant.” (14) As for vegetation, as early as 1901, studies “found that fluoride compounds are much more toxic than the other compounds that are of significance in the industrial smoke problem.” (15)

Fluoride pollution has caused aquatic damage of similar magnitude. (16) In other words, there have been many Akwesasnes.

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Robots Purge Homeless From San Francisco Sidewalks

Robots Purge Homeless From San Francisco Sidewalks

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Barre seeks state aid to recoup cost of dealing with Stetson School issues

Barre seeks state aid to recoup cost of dealing with Stetson School issues

Thursday, December 14, 2017

How the Fed rate hike will affect your finances

How the Fed rate hike will affect your finances

  • Wednesday's quarter-point increase in the federal funds rate may have far-reaching consequences for consumers.
  • Here's a breakdown of what could happen to your student loan tab, savings account, mortgage, car loan and credit card.
  • For those who carry a balance on their credit cards, the quarter-point increase will total roughly $1.5 billion in extra finance charges this year.
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At a time of transition at the Federal Reserve as well as fiscal policy in Washington, the move to raise the funds rate Wednesday will inevitably impact some of the terms by which you borrow money and access credit.

With the Fed's increase of 25 basis points in the federal funds rate, its fifth since December 2015, "the cumulative effect on existing borrowers is mounting," said Greg McBride, Bankrate.com's chief financial analyst.

If you're concerned about what that will mean for your own bank account, mortgage loan or credit card, here's a breakdown of what could happen.


Most credit cards these days have a variable rate, which means there's a direct connection to the Fed's benchmark rate.

"If you are carrying any sort of balance, you will immediately feel the effects of [a quarter-point rate hike] and pay more interest," said Kimberly Palmer, a personal finance expert with NerdWallet. Currently, the average household with revolving credit card debt pays $904 in interest a year, according to NerdWallet.

Tacking on a 25-basis-point increase will cost credit card users roughly $1.46 billion in extra finance charges in 2018, according to a separate WalletHub analysis. Factoring in the four previous rate hikes, credit card users will pay about $7.4 billion more in 2018 than they would have otherwise, WalletHub said.

However, there's still time to consider a zero-interest balance transfer offer and make aggressive steps toward paying down your high-interest debt once and for all.

Potential homebuyers exit an open house in Redondo Beach, California.
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Potential homebuyers exit an open house in Redondo Beach, California.

Mortgages

The economy, the Fed and inflation all have some influence over long-term fixed mortgage rates, which generally are pegged to yields on U.S. Treasury notes, so there's already been a creep up from record-low levels well before the Fed made any official move.

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now about 4.08 percent — up slightly from the record low of 3.5 percent in December 2012.

With interest rates rising, adjustable-rate mortgages will certainly be heading higher, too, and those with an ARM "are sitting ducks for getting another increase," McBride said.

One option to consider is refinancing. "With fixed rates still near the 4 percent mark, there's no sense in holding on to an adjustable rate," he said.

Many homeowners with adjustable-rate home equity lines of credit, which are pegged to the prime rate, also will be affected. But unlike an adjustable-rate mortgage, these loans reset immediately rather than once a year.

For example, a rate increase of 25 basis points would cause borrowers with a $50,000 home equity line of credit to see a $10 to $11 increase in their next monthly payment, according to Mike Kinane, senior vice president of consumer lending at TD Bank.

While that's not a big change, those worried about the escalation of rates can often convert the balance into a fixed-rate option at any time, Kinane said

Switzerland Is Well-Prepared For Civilizational Collapse

Switzerland Is Well-Prepared For Civilizational Collapse



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The infamous Statehouse sex scandal of 1855

The infamous Statehouse sex scandal of 1855

This is a story about state Rep. Joseph Hiss.

His claim to fame is that he was the first member of the Massachusetts Legislature to be thrown out of the House for sexual misconduct.

As a matter of fact, he was the first legislator thrown out of the Legislature for anything.

His name came up the other day following Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s decision to temporarily step down from his position during an investigation over charges that his husband Bryon Hefner sexually molested and harassed four Statehouse lobbyists or associates.

Rosenberg has not been accused of any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing. And there is — and will not be — any movement to kick him out of the Senate, or anything like that. But he may be forced to officially resign as Senate president.

Already there are several senators, all one-time Rosenberg supporters, who are rounding up votes to succeed him if he officially vacates — or is forced to vacate — the presidency. But that is another story. This story concerns Hiss. Back in 1855 Hiss was a member of the House. I did not know him, although some people believe I covered the Statehouse back then.

I only came across Hiss when I delved into the Statehouse archives a generation ago after his name came up as precedent in a Supreme Judicial Court decision on the ouster of a state senator.

In the archives I found the hand-written report the court referred to. It was a report on Hiss by a special committee that had been established to investigate Hiss.

Following complaints, the investigative committee had been set up to look into Hiss’ behavior during several visits to nunneries in1855.

The report was yellowed with age, but readable. I did a column about the find for the Boston Herald, where I worked at the time.

The story was that Hiss was a member of the legislative Nunnery Committee, which had jurisdiction over Roman Catholic convents and nunneries.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's Time To Rethink Education – Part 1 (Indoctrination)

It's Time To Rethink Education – Part 1 (Indoctrination)

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5 Benefits of Unplugging for the Holidays + 5 Tips

5 Benefits of Unplugging for the Holidays 

+ 5 Tips

Unplug for the Holidays - Dr. Axe

The onslaught of family, friends and social events that occurs during the holidays is enough to make even the most social person want to sneak away and enjoy some alone time. But if your idea of relaxing during the festive madness translates into checking in on Facebook, drooling over Insta-worthy photos or playing a marathon video game session, it might be time to back away from the electronics and unplug for the holidays instead.

5 Benefits of Unplugging for the Holidays

Unplugging for the holidays is more than just sticking your smartphone or other tech devices into another room for a few hours. Instead, it’s about making a concerted effort to give your brain a break and allow yourself to enjoy life’s smaller pleasures: the company of loved ones, truly enjoying a meal without first snapping photos of it or even just having some mental downtime.

If that sounds a little hokey for you, there are actually scientific benefits to disconnecting and plugging back into “IRL,” or in real life:

1. Say goodbye to nomophobia
Does putting down your phone give you FOMO? If so, you’re not alone. About half of American adults check their phones numerous times an hour — in fact, nearly 1 in 10 Americans has used their phone during sex! Welcome to the world of nomophobia, or the fear of being without your smartphone.

Reducing your screen time means you’ll have less time to waste on things like cat videos and more to spend on things you’ve been putting up because you “have no free time,” like baking more, trying out a new hobby or just unwinding with a good book. It might take some time to get used to, but soon you’ll find yourself keeping your phone switched off more than on.

2. Reduce anxiety

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The SoCal Wildfires Are Now Larger Than New York City And Boston Combined

The SoCal Wildfires Are Now Larger Than New York City And Boston Combined

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Becerra Tried To Block Server Admin Over Red Flags, But Logins Continued, With Muted Reaction

Becerra Tried To Block Server Admin Over Red Flags, But Logins Continued, With Muted Reaction

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Xavier Becerra, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, barely reacted when he learned the caucus server had been infiltrated in 2016, although he loudly decried the hack of the Democratic National Committee that happened around that same time. No one has faced punishment for the caucus server infiltration.

The then-congressman, who is now California’s attorney general, refused to articulate even the barest details of the cyber breach at a press conference Wednesday, and would not say whether he’s seeking criminal charges against longtime IT aide Imran Awan and his family.

Members of the Awan family logged on to the Caucus server 7,000 times without authorization between October 2015 and August 2016, according to a House investigation. The logins suggested “the server is being used for nefarious purposes and elevated the risk that individuals could be reading and/or removed information,” it said.

Multiple sources said Sean McCluskie, who was Becerra’s chief of staff and is now chief deputy attorney general of California, knew of problems well before law enforcement was brought on board in October 2016.

Imran’s brother Abid Awan had no connection to either the caucus or Becerra’s congressional office and had no authorization or reason to log in, but he was doing so anyway, according to investigators. Becerra had paid Imran to manage his personal office server since 2004, adding in his wife Hina Alvi as a second IT aide in 2013. Hina Alvi was also the sole IT aide on the payroll of the caucus, which has its own staff and equipment. Other aides had no connection or authorization to access it.

McCluskie suspected Abid and quietly tried to address the issue by quietly blocking him. Abid defied him and continued to access the server, which should have raised urgent red flags, the sources said.
“The Caucus Chief of Staff requested one of the shared employees to not provide IT services or access their computers,” but “this shared employee continued,” the House report found. The logins continued for months, and eventually, police said the entire server with evidence on it disappeared and was replaced with a different one.

The Daily Caller News Foundation asked Becerra about the incident and his response to it on Wednesday.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Meetings the Week of December 11, 2017

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Meetings the Week of December 11, 2017


Monday  12/11/17
BOS                                PCS Town Hall*            6:30 pm



 
Tuesday  12/12/17
Assessors                      PCS Town Hall*              4:00 pm
Cap. Planning               PCS Town Hall*              6:30 pm
Planning                        PCS Town Hall*             6:30 pm


Wednesday 12/13/17
Housing                       Bridge St                             3:30 pm
Water                           Bridge St                             6:00 pm
Light                            Bridge St.                            7:00 pm
Recreation                   PCS Town Hall*                7:00 pm

Thursday 12/14/17
CPC                            PCS Town Hall*               6:00 pm
Cemetery                    Sr. Drive                             6:30 pm 



* Pauly Cosentino Sr. Town Hall

JetBlue CEO: Worcester-NYC flights will begin in May

JetBlue CEO: Worcester-NYC flights will begin in May

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Why We Fight Fluoride !

Why We Fight Fluoride ! 

Why We Do It

FAN Director, Bill Osmunson, DDS, MPH. 
 
Short version: “Brains are more important than teeth…and I'm a dentist.”

Longer version:  "Fluoridation is the worst of both of my professions.

For about 25 years as a dentist I promoted water fluoridation.  When I read the research for myself, the evidence was like a knee in the gut.  Not only is the research low quality, but numerous vital scientific questions have not been answered.   Fluoridation is based on assumptions, not science.  My Public Health profession is a pack of sheep, faith-based rather than science-based.  Faith, trust and unquestioned loyalty are drilled into us in school.   The Public Health profession are like soldiers without a leader and refusing to question policy. 

Fluoride pushers assume we all drink about the same amount of water.  They assume we don't get much fluoride from other sources.  They assume no one is chemically sensitive and everyone's kidneys are working just fine.  They assume any combination of chemicals will not increase fluoride's risk.  They assume we all would give our consent, if we would just trust them.  They assume fluoride goes in the mouth with a direct pipeline to the teeth bypassing all other tissues.   They don't even know how much fluoride in the tooth is advantageous. 

Excess fluoride exposure causes over a trillion dollars a year damage to our health.  I do not know of any public health action which would provide greater health improvement and save more money than simply turning off the fluoride pumps.   Ethics, science and economics say "turn the fluoride pumps off." 

As a team, we can stop fluoridation, we must, and we will."   
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FAN’s Campaign Director, Stuart Cooper:

"I joined the Fluoride Action Network initially because I felt strongly that the practice of artificial water fluoridation set a

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze

Nearly 200,000 residents have now been evacuated due to California wildfires as crews pivot to fight a new blaze.

Some 5,000 firefighters have been battling four brushfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes in the south of the state.

The number of evacuees nearly quadrupled on Thursday as a fifth fire broke out north of San Diego.
One death has been reported so far - a woman's body was found in a burned-out area in Ventura County.

 

But an official told the Ventura Country Star newspaper that the death in the town of Ojai may have been a car crash and it's unclear if it was fire-related.

By Thursday afternoon local time, California's fire service said the blaze had forced the evacuation of 189,000 residents.

The newest blaze, the Lilac fire, has scorched at least 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares), the state fire authority said on Twitter.

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in the area.

A Reuters news agency photographer at the scene described seeing propane tanks under houses explode like bombs.

The White House said it was in contact with Californian authorities and ready to offer whatever help is needed.


Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

All,

As promised attached are our latest snowfall maps.

Keep in mind this snow event is still 48+ hours out, so these snow maps will change at least slightly if not noticeably before the event occurs
If the storm tracks closer to the coast and is stronger the area of heaviest snow will shift west along with the rain-snow line, resulting in less snow across southeast MA
Conversely if the storm is weaker and tracks a bit farther offshore the area of heaviest snow will shift east along with the rain-snow line
Keep in mind these snow maps are intended to communicate more than one forecast scenario given the forecast time range (48+ hours)
Another update will follow either early Friday morning or afternoon.

Frank Nocera

For the latest forecasts and discussions, especially timing and forecast confidence, don't hesitate to contact us via this email address, on NWSChat, or at the following:

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Taunton, MA 02780
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