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Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall Town Meeting approves NRSD debt

Fall Town Meeting approves NRSD debt





Meetings the Week of October 22, 2018



Meetings the Week of October 22, 2018

Tuesday   10/23/18
Water                        Bridge St                            6:00 pm
Light                         Bridge St                            7:00 pm
Cap. Planning           PCS Town Hall*                  6:30 pm 


Wednesday   10/24/18 

BOS                             PCS Town Hall*                    6:30 pm



Thursday 10/25/18

Elem. Disposal                PCS Town Hall*                 6:00 pm

 
* Pauly Cosentino Sr. Town Hall

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Facebook Sells Disabled Iraq Vet $300,000 In Ads, Then Deletes His Influential Pages

Facebook Sells Disabled Iraq Vet $300,000 In Ads, Then Deletes His Influential Pages



Saturday, October 20, 2018

Your Vote Outweighs Their Millions


President’s Column | Your Vote Outweighs Their Millions: Make Your Voice Heard Nov. 6
 
My fellow NRA members, we stand at the edge of the precipice of one of the most important elections of our lives. That is the reality we face, and we face it just days from now. All the freedoms we hold dear are at stake in this election. The enemies of our freedom are highly organized and abundantly funded, thanks to a group of super-rich political elites hell-bent on “buying” this election to serve their own agenda. This self-serving cabal of billionaires and their pet politicians have conspired to permanently transform America into a socialist state.They tried their best to win the White House in 2016, and they’ve done everything possible to undo that election ever since.

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Ban on “America’s Rifle”


NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 25, NUMBER 40


 

 
Poll: Most Americans Oppose Ban on “America’s Rifle”
 
This week, Gallup released the results of a poll which included a finding that should surprise no one: Americans oppose a ban on AR-15s and similar semiautomatic firearms by robust a margin of 17%. Meanwhile, current support for such a ban is 7% lower than the historical trend dating back to 1996, when Gallup first began polling on the issue. Americans, in other words, appear not to have been swayed by the intense media editorializing, celebrity pontificating, and youthful activism of the past year aimed at prohibiting what is by all accounts the most popular types of rifles in the country.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fluoride and HARM

Making Sense of the New Studies Associating     Fluoride With Harm





The FAN team shall never forget the date September 19, 2017. We had concluded our FAN conference in Washington DC on Sept 18 and we were preparing to journey home. In the early hours of the morning we got the news that a rigorous and high-quality US-government funded study had been published that confirmed our worst fears about fluoride’s ability to impact the mental development of young children. The scientific bombshell was that this harm occurred in the womb!

Since then - at least in our circles - the name of the lead author –Bashash- has become a household word. Now just over one year later in October 2018, three more papers have been published in the Environment International and the Environmental Health Perspectives. These include a second paper by Bashash et al. 

FAN's Response

The Fluoride Action Network's Executive Director, Paul Connett, PhD, has filmed a response to these three papers.  Please click on the link below to watch, then please share the video with local decisionmakers and neighbors. 

Here are those three papers and a brief explanation why they are important:

Till C, Green R, Grundy JG, Hornung R, Neufeld R, Martinez-Mier A, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Lanphear. Community Water Fluoridation and Urinary Fluoride Concentrations in a National Sample of Pregnant Women in Canada, Environmental Health Perspectives.


In this study (partially funded by the US National Institutes of Health) the urinary levels of fluoride in pregnant mothers was measured in ten large cities in Canada (7 fluoridated, 3 not). The authors found the same range of urinary fluoride levels in the Canadian women as in the Mexican city study (Bashash et al., 2017). The mean values in the fluoridated Canadian communities were almost identical to the Mexican City study (0.91 versus 0.87 ppm). We should note two things a) the large sample size used (N=1566 women) and b) the maternal urinary fluoride (UF) was analyzed exactly the same way as in the Bashash study (i.e. adjusting for urinary creatinine). This allows us to make direct comparisons across the two studies.

This rebuts the simplistic claim by the ADA (issued within a few minutes of the publication of the Bashash study on Sept 19, 2017) that the results were not relevant to the USA.

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Bashash M, Merchand M, Hu H, Till C, Martinez-Mier AE, Sanchez BN, Basu N, Peterson K, Green R, Schnaas L, Mercado-Garcia A, Hernandez-Avila M, Tellez-Rojo MM. Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms in Children at 6-12 Years of Age in Mexico City. Environmental International.


This study (also partially funded by the US NIH) was done on the same cohort of mother-child pairs as used in the earlier groundbreaking Bashash et al, 2017 IQ study. In this study, 213 Mexican children aged 6-12 who had elevated prenatal (i.e. in utero) exposure to fluoride (as measured in their mothers’ urine) were more likely to show symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) as reported by parents. Prenatal fluoride exposure was more strongly associated with inattentive behaviours and cognitive problems, but not with hyperactivity.  In other words, pre-natal fluoride exposure not only interferes with overall cognitive development (as shown earlier by Bashash et al, 2017), but according to this study may also contribute to symptoms of ADHD.

Bashash controlled for gestational age at birth, birthweight, birth order, sex, maternal marital status, smoking history, age at delivery, education, socioeconomic status and lead exposure. All these factors can influence neurological development.
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Malin AJ, Riddell J, McCague H, Till C. The Relationship among Urinary Fluoride, Urinary Iodine and Serum Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Levels among Adults Living in Canada. Environment International.

In this study Ashley Malin and co-workers measured the TSH levels in both men and women in Canada. TSH levels are a measure of underactive thyroid gland. When TSH levels go up they indicate an increased risk of hypothyroidism, which has many serious health implications.  The study used health-related data from a nationally representative sample of Canadians. The study consisted of 6,914,124 adults between the ages of 18 and 79 years. Adults who were diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, or who were on thyroid medication, as well as pregnant women were excluded.  These exclusion criteria are important because they deliberately excluded those who are likely most vulnerable to effects of fluoride.  Also, it Is important to note that ~40% of the sample lived in communities that were fluoridated (meaning that most of the sample (~60% ) were exposed to only low levels of fluoride in their drinking water.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Special Town Meeting October 18,2018

Special Town Meeting
 October 18, 2018
7 PM



 
Advisory Committee Recommendations:
From Jeff Bennett's Templeton Watch
Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 7:00 P.M.
Article 1.    Payment of late or unpaid bills from prior fiscal year:
                   Sewer Dept. -      $1,795.97
                   Cable Dept. -           110.40
                   Highway Dept.        220.80
Advisory Committee: This article funds outstanding obligations from prior fiscal years that the Town must pay. These bills will be funded from the current fiscal year budget.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 2.     Amend Town by-laws with adoption of “stretch energy code”
Advisory Committee: This article will increase the cost of building in Templeton, however, it is a step toward Templeton becoming a “Green Community” and should benefit the Town by way of grant eligibility in future efforts to save on energy costs Town wide.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
                 
Article 3.     Amend Town By-Laws for repair of private Ways / Roads.
Advisory Committee: This article will allow all taxpayers to receive services paid for by tax dollars. Furthermore, this article along with other actions being pursued will allow these private roads to eventually become approved Town roads ending any stigma or division among Town residents concerning private roads versus Town accepted roads.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.



Article 4.     Filing of special legislation to establish an infrastructure betterment fund.
Advisory Committee: This act would simply create an account /place for any funds collected from residents on private roads for permanent repairs or improvements completed on said roads/ways.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.

Article 5.     Adopt Massachusetts General Law chapter 80, section 13b: defer repayment of certain betterment liens.
Advisory Committee: This article would help some residents over age 65 in the way in which betterment repayment is dealt with regarding the Town.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 6.     Amend Town By-Laws by having employment contracts for all department heads.
Advisory Committee: This article would allow the Town to utilize this option as a marketing tool in attempting to attract new Town employees. Town Meeting must realize that some elected boards, such as Board of Health have say in employment contracts under the law.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 7.     Amend Town By-law regarding animal control.
Advisory Committee: Action on this articles consists of repealing the current existing Town by-law in its entirety and replacing it with article 7 verbiage to bring the by-law in step with current state law. This article also allows for increases in dog license fees as well as significant increase in non-criminal disposition fines.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 8.     MART dial a ride promotion.
Advisory Committee: This article deals with the Town’s share of ride share fees with regards to services such as Uber and Lift.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 9.     Stone or Stoney Bridge road study.
Advisory Committee: This article deals with one step in the process that could allow the Town to pursue grants or other funding sources to be used in efforts to repair, maintain or replace of structure known as Stone (Stoney) Bridge.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.

Article 10.     Fiscal 2019 Cable department budget supplement.

Advisory Committee: This article allows for more of the funds collected by way of contract agreement with Comcast Cable to be utilized to support the operation of the Town’s cable channel and broadcast of meetings of many Town boards, committees and events held in Templeton.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 11.     Capital budget supplements.
Advisory Committee: While the committee has reservations of going back to taxpayers multiple times for more funding on the same project (s), it also acknowledges that town assets must be protected and invested in for long term tax dollar savings.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 12.     Capital budget supplements
Advisory Committee: This article deals with two subjects, one being money for the Assessor’s office to replace a funding source that was presented to Town Meeting by board of selectmen that “fell through” and the other item involves tree work on Templeton common, which falls in line with maintaining , protecting and investing in Town assets.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 13.     Fiscal Year 2019 general fund operating budget supplement.
Advisory Committee: Again, the committee cautions against the continued practice of using one time funds to support re-occurring expenses of the Town’s general fund expenses. The Town does have a reserve fund to deal with unanticipated emergencies. The committee also questions the need to supplement a legal budget of $60,000.00 as well as the need for additional IT funding this early in the fiscal year. Provided there is sufficient explanation of additional funding requests for legal and IT;
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
Article 14.     Payment of Town share of Narragansett Regional School District debt.
Advisory Committee: This article will fulfill Templeton’s obligation to pay debt service that was dealt with at the May 2018 Annual Town Meeting.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.

Article 15.     Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget transfer.
Advisory Committee: This article requests Town Meeting to approve a transfer of monies from one Town fund to another but it lacks specificity as to where the funds will be used; under Fire & EMS on the Town’s monthly expenditure report, there are funds for personnel, employee support, purchase of services, supplies and “other”. The committee feels that Town Meeting deserves to know what this proposed transfer will be used for, salary increases, maintenance, etc. Due to insufficient information on this proposed reallocation of funds:
Advisory Committee recommends against this article.
Article 16.     Deposits to the Town’s stabilizations funds and OPEB reserve fund.
Advisory Committee: The committee favors regular deposits into these funds, as it shows the Town is committed to building savings and/or reserve funds as well as providing a means to handle long term Town financial commitments and capital investment.
Advisory Committee recommends favorable action on this article.
In conclusion, Advisory recommends that residents of the Town be involved in the process of Town government by attending Town Meeting, voting and becoming involved through elected or appointed positions and committees that work to make the Town of Templeton a better place to work and live in.

Respectfully submitted by the Templeton Advisory Committee:

Jeffrey Bennett – Chairman          Michael Currie – Vice-Chair
Lee Guthrie – Clerk                       Tony DeJoy
Amy Guthrie                                  Debra Wilder
Wil Spring

 
 









#LetShivaDebate


#LetShivaDebate


This Friday, October 19, 2018, at WBZ located at 1170 Soldiers Field Road in Boston, we will meet starting at 3:00PM to rally against the racist #FakeIndian Elizabeth Warren who has colluded with WBZ-TV to keep me off the debate stage. 

WE got on the ballot, and we are not allowed on the debate stage?!  Does that sound fair?  Is it just?  Is it American?

Because of YOUR hard work we got 20,000 signatures, followed every FEDERAL and STATE rules, to get on the BALLOT.  Just a few months ago, 10 candidates were on the debate stage for the 6th Congressional election. In 2014, 5 candidates for governor:, Democrat, Republican and 3 other Independent candidates were allowed in the same WBZ debate,  just as long as they got 10,000 signatures.

CLEARLY, YOU are not being allowed YOUR candidate to be heard --- because THEY, both parties, are scared shitless that WE will destroy the Establishment, their monopoly and WE may discuss issues such as Monsanto poisoning our children, the attack on Free Speech, real solutions to lower the cost of health care, etc.

YOU Deserve a REAL CHOICES.  Right now, they give us ONE CHOICE: the Two-Party system of a #FakeIndian or a #FakeTrumper  -- that's NOT Freedom, that's NOT the American Way.

The debate on October 19th is planned to go live on TV from WBZ-TV at 8PM.  We will gather at 3PM to raise hell, and demand we get on the debate stage.

This is when we need you the most.  Please email me back to let me know you will be showing up.  Bring yourself, your parents, grandparents, children.  We are winning, and they're only solution is to BROWN US OUT. 

Racism is not about color, it's about being "racist" towards diversity of ideas --- they are RACIST towards such diversity of ideas. They are RACIST towards YOU. We are the "dark matter" that they do not want to see the light of day.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says

Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says

 
Federal health officials took the unusual step on Tuesday of warning the public about an increase in a mysterious and rare condition that mostly affects children and can cause paralysis.

So far this year, 127 confirmed or suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a significant increase over 2017 and a worrying perpetuation of a disease for which there is little understanding.

Of the cases announced Tuesday, 62 have been confirmed in 22 states, according to Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the CDC. More than 90 percent of the confirmed cases have been in children 18 and younger, with the average age being 4 years old.

The surge has baffled health officials, who on Tuesday announced a change in the way the agency is counting cases. They also wanted to raise awareness about the condition so parents can seek medical care if their child develops symptoms, and so physicians can quickly relay reports of the potential illness to the CDC.

“We understand that people, particularly parents, are concerned about AFM,” said Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Despite extensive laboratory and other testing, CDC has not been able to find the cause for the majority of the cases. “There is a lot we don’t know about AFM, and I am frustrated that despite all of our efforts, we haven’t been able to identify the cause of this mystery illness."

The increase in cases appeared to begin in 2014, when the CDC started tracking the illness. Each year since then, usually in August or September, the CDC has logged a spike in the illness. The spikes were significantly higher in 2014, 2016 and 2018-to-date than in 2015 or 2017. The CDC knows of one child who died with the disorder in 2017.

Since officials have been unable so far to determine how the disease spreads, they are starting to count suspected cases as well as confirmed to better anticipate increases over the coming months. It’s too early to know whether the total for 2018 will surpass those previous years. But the data reported Tuesday represents “a substantially larger number than in previous months this year,” Messonnier said.

There is no specific treatment for the disorder, and long-term outcomes are unknown. The rare but serious disorder affects a person’s nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. Neurological conditions like it have a variety of causes, such as viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders.

Among the cases under investigation are five reported to Maryland health officials in recent weeks, a health department spokeswoman said Tuesday. Maryland’s first case was reported Sept. 21. No known cases have been reported in Virginia or the District this year, but there were three confirmed cases in Virginia in 2016, health department officials said.

Since officials have been unable so far to determine how the disease spreads, they are starting to count suspected cases as well as confirmed to better anticipate increases over the coming months. It’s too early to know whether the total for 2018 will surpass those previous years. But the data reported Tuesday represents “a substantially larger number than in previous months this year,” Messonnier said.

There is no specific treatment for the disorder, and long-term outcomes are unknown. The rare but serious disorder affects a person’s nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. Neurological conditions like it have a variety of causes, such as viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders.

Among the cases under investigation are five reported to Maryland health officials in recent weeks, a health department spokeswoman said Tuesday. Maryland’s first case was reported Sept. 21. No known cases have been reported in Virginia or the District this year, but there were three confirmed cases in Virginia in 2016, health department officials said.


 
(The Washington Post) (The Washington Post Staff/Washington, D.C.)

Wall & Main: How to vote on Question 1?

Wall & Main: How to vote on Question 1?


On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters face a decision on Question 1, a ballot question that would regulate the ratio of nurses to patients in health care facilities.

After watching dueling TV advertisements on this question — one of three on the ballet — I have some questions of my own: What is Question 1? What is the problem Question 1 is designed to solve? What is the best solution to the problem? Is a “yes” vote the right solution?

Question 1 asks voters to approve a proposal on which the Massachusetts House did not vote last May. The proposed law would limit the number of patients assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and some other health facilities, according to the secretary of the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The ratios of patients to nurses would vary depending on the department within the health facility. For example, in the emergency services department, the law would require a 1:1 ratio of critical or intensive care patients per nurse.

The proposed law would have many other provisions — most notably, that a covered health facility would need to post the details of the patient assignment limits and the facility would be fined between $250 and $2,500 a day for noncompliance with the law.

If most voters say “yes,” the proposed law would go into effect on Jan. 1, if “no,” the current law would remain state law. Currently Massachusetts law specifies nurse-to-patient ratios only in Intensive Care Units, but some specialties have recognized guidelines, and some health care providers have ratios in their labor contracts.

It is unclear to me what problem Question 1 is intended to solve.

Sears Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Lampert Steps Down As CEO

Sears Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Lampert Steps Down As CEO



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Elizabeth Warren Savaged On Social Media As DNA Gambit Backfires; Cherokee Nation Furious

Elizabeth Warren Savaged On Social Media As DNA Gambit Backfires; Cherokee Nation Furious

Monday, October 15, 2018

Michael - Hurricane or Targeted Strike

Michael - Hurricane or Targeted Strike

What is located within the strike area? Who has the US agreed to supply with weapons?

 From the NYTimes:

Tyndall Air Force Base a ‘Complete Loss’ Amid Questions About Stealth Fighters

Damage from Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base on Thursday. The eye of the storm cut directly over the base.CreditCreditJonathan Bachman/Reuters
Oct. 11, 2018
Sitting in the ruined airplane hangars of Tyndall Air Force Base, which was shredded on Wednesday when Hurricane Michael swept across the Florida Panhandle, may be some of the Air Force’s most advanced — and most expensive — stealth fighter jets.

Tyndall is home to 55 F-22 stealth fighters, which cost a dizzying $339 million each. Before the storm, the Air Force sent at least 33 of the fighters to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Air Force officials have not disclosed the whereabouts of the remaining 22 planes, other than to say that a number of aircraft were left at the base because of maintenance or safety reasons.

An Air Force spokeswoman, Maj. Malinda Singleton, would not confirm that any of the aircraft left behind were F-22s.

But photos and video from the wreckage of the base showed the distinctive contours of the F-22’s squared tail fins and angled vertical stabilizers amid a jumble of rubble in the base’s largest building, Hangar 5. Another photo shows the distinctive jet in a smaller hangar that had its doors and a wall ripped off by wind.

All of the hangars at the base were damaged, Major Singleton said Friday. “We anticipate the aircraft parked inside may be damaged as well,” she said, “but we won’t know the extent until our crews can safely enter those hangars and make an assessment.”

The high-tech F-22 is notoriously finicky and not always flight-worthy. An Air Force report this year found that on average, only about 49 percent of F-22s were mission ready at any given time — the lowest rate of any fighter in the Air Force. The total value of the 22 fighters that may remain at Tyndall is about $7.5 billion.

Hurricane Michael hit the base with unexpected force. Winds roaring up to 130 miles per hour broke the base’s wind gauge. Hangars where Air Force jets have sheltered during past tropical storms began to groan and shudder before being ripped to ribbons.

The eye of the storm cut directly over the base, which sits on a narrow spit of land that juts into the Gulf of Mexico, about a dozen miles south of Panama City. Trees bent in the howling wind, then splintered. Stormproof roofs only a few months old peeled like old paint and were scraped away by the gale. An F-15 fighter jet on display at the base entrance was ripped from its foundation and pitched onto its back amid twisted flagpoles and uprooted trees.

When it was over, the base lay in ruins, amid what the Air Force called “widespread catastrophic damage.” There were no reported injuries, in part because nearly all personnel had been ordered to leave in advance of the Category 4 hurricane’s landfall. Commanders still sifting through mounds of wreckage Thursday could not say when evacuation orders would be lifted.

Meetings the Week of October 15, 2018

Meetings the Week of October 15, 2018
Monday    10/15/18
Conservation                       PCS Town Hall*            6:00 pm
BOH                                    PCS Town Hall*            7:00 pm
 
Tuesday   10/16/18
Assessors                    PCS Town Hall*                   4:00 pm       
Elem School $$          PCS Town Hall*                  5:00 pm 
Elem School               PCS Town Hall*                    6:00 pm
ZBA                                PCS Town Hall*                   6:30 pm


Thursday 10/18/18
Special Town Meeting           7:00 pm

* Pauly Cosentino Sr. Town Hall 


Joint Board Meeting Today!

Joint Board Meeting  
Today!

Joint Board Meeting
NRHS Library
5:00 pm 


Meeting of Templeton, MA Board of Selectmen Monday October 15, 2018 5 PM EDT 

Narragansett Regional School District 
466 Baldwinville Road, Templeton,
Library
Templeton Board of Selectmen
 

Joint Meeting at Narragansett Regional High School Library 466 Baldwinville Road, Templeton, Monday, October 15, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Agenda - see attached document

The Mob





GOP Seizes On Left's "Unhinged Mob" Mentality In Viral Video