Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Monday, 22 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
I should not take too much notice of Ellis Friedman the CMO of Lancashire or whatever he calls himself. Anyone who has encountered him and his pathetic mini-powerpoint presentation on Fluoride quickly realises that although he may know a lot about the paperwork of the NHS and PCTs, when it comes to fluoride he seems to know SFA. His presentations contain no science, no useful facts and certainly no mention of the many serious diseases with which fluoride is associated nowadays. He merely waffles on as per usual about “Public Consultation process” which anyone involved in “consultation” over A and E closures knows to be a huge con not to mention an oxymoron.
The so-called "values" of fluoridation are a huge LIE made up from a rag bag of many smaller Porkies and totally out of date info which has never been tested or amended since the 1940s when this fraud was first cooked up. We can but hope that next time Friedland or any of his ilk turn up to waffle about the value of putting toxic waste in the tap water, his power point fuses leaving more time for real debate and embarrassing questions.
The British Governments of whatever persuasions, have for many years prattled on about the "Special Relationship" between the UK and the USA but anyone who has studied this knows its usually one sided and often embarrassingly so. The UK holds on to the shirt tales of the USA hoping for the occasional hand out or a bit of protection, salivating at the merest hint of encouragement, and consequently whether it be bombing brown people and stealing their oil or dumping toxic waste such as fluoride in the water, the UK either does as its told or emulates its master in the hope of a dog biscuit.
Sadly despite cries for total independence coming from Australia the Government in Oz still hangs onto British shirt tails and emulates the UK's pitiful pro-fluoride lobby, just as the UK emulates the USA. The governments merely go through the motions of consultation to give the people the impression that their views really count but of course they don't really. Out of such intellectual and political bankruptcy, Government policies are made. "Oh Brave New World that has such People in it!"
Saturday, 13 December 2008
The Fluoride Campaign is growing daily and occasionally I have to phone people as far away as Canada, the USA and even Australia. This makes Europe look like a local call and even with the various attractive phone packages which we can get nowadays the bills can still grow alarmingly. What follows is some basic advice born of experience on reducing these costs dramatically and making your communications and campaigning easier and more effective. I apologise to those who may already know and use these methods.
A good way of staying in touch with those online without incurring this type of expense is to use alternative media such as MSN Messenger or Skype. Both these give the option of text communication in real time and also voice audio. Skype for example allows several people in widely spaced parts of the world to enjoy a conference call for free with others who have PCs or Macs. Documents and images and even audio or video files can also be exchanged at the same time merely by using drag and drop although Messenger is best and quickest for this. If you also have a cheapo web cams you can even make video calls.
Messenger and Skype are both totally free to use but Skype also has a premium VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocal) Phone Service which enables you to call other people who maybe dont even have a computer, on their ordinary phones for a fraction of the cost of normal landline calls, as also does BT Total Broadband in the UK which has its own "Softphone." Calls using these usually cost no more than one and half pence or two or three cents per minute world wide.
There are of course several other providers which give you some similar facilities, such as Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk or Pal Talk but MSN Messenger and Skype are the most popular and widely used. So, if you have an urgent need to get confirmation of some fact or figure or other overseas or simply want to give someone a thorough bollocking or just want to stay in touch, then these options might be just what you are looking for. They are mostly free and certainly easy to install and use, and even if you are not particularly computer savvy, you can always ask one of the kids and they will have it up and running for you in no time.
All you need is a PC or Mac with a sound card, Speakers or headphones and a computer mic. Some use headsets with attached microphones like they use in call centres but i prefer the mic on the desk and my hi fi speakers as this enables me to walk around the room and stretch my legs. For less than $10 you should have all you need and the world is your oyster. There's plenty of additional help and information available on the net if you have problems or you can call me on UK code, 01282-860985 or look for Brian Jackson, Lancashire, UK, on either Skype or Messenger, I might even be online right now, Good Luck.
Friday, 12 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
(Extract from The Australian, December 11th 2008)
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Meeting at the Civic Centre Art Gallery Fountain Cafe at 10 am 13th December and then walk down to the Bargate with placards and leaflets. Come along even if it is just to swell the numbers.
This really will be the last chance to do something positive to persuade the people of Southampton that they must write in to the Strategic Health Authority. It may also make people who know nothing about fluoridation (there are a lot) become aware that there is controversy about its touted benefits and if rung up and asked their opinion they may say NO to fluoridation.
Saturday, 6 December 2008
If you've not made your views known to the SHA, you need to let them know by the 19th when they stop accepting correspondance.To have your say, go to http://www.southcentral.nhs.uk/fluoridation/share_your_views.php
or write to Freepost Plus RRXJ-KCHJ-KUHB, Fluoridation, South Central SHA, Rivergate House, Newbury Business Park, Newbury, RG14 2PZ.
Friday, 28 November 2008
The American Dental Association when questioned on the total, originally claimed that 60 countries fluoridated and this was echoed by the British Fluoridation Society. When questioned about this total by the National Pure Water Association they were unable to furnish anyone with a comprehensive list. After repeated questioning however Around the year 2000 the definition of fluoridation was changed to include the countries which had naturally occuring fluoride areas. At this point its important to note that both the naturally occuring form of fluoride and the Hexafluorosilicate which they dump in the water are poisonous but the latter which is toxic waste, also contains several other important toxic residues from the industries that produce it.
At the last count, only the countries listed at the top of the page, still actually fluoridated their water and both India and China have spent a lot of time and money on removing it from naturally occuring areas where dental and skeletal fluorosis were becoming major public health problem. Its true that several countries in Europe had tried fluoridation at various times, but apart from a few small areas, all European countries have now either abandoned the practice (because of its dangers, lack of public support or lack of proof of any benefit) or rejected the idea out of hand.
Of course the UK Government, as usual, desperately hanging on to the coat tails of Americans policy, thinks it knows better and is now trying to emulate King Canute and push back the tide of opposition which is rising faster than ever. They have tried all the usual lies and phoney comparisons and statistics about tooth decay, containing the familiar catch phrases such as, "crisis in tooth decay" "only solution is fluoridation" "safe and effective" "your community has worst dental health anywhere outside of Ganymede" (surely some mistake: Ed.) whilst at the same time allowing traditional dental care to go to hell on a bike.
But at last the times are indeed a changing and only last month during the American general election, another 63 cities and communities in the USA voted to abandon or reject fluoridation, causing a bit of a panic amongst its advocates. The number of rejections might have been even higher had Afro-Americans been told that Fluoride has even greater dangers to them than it does to caucasians. In the UK however the Brown Government is now desperately turning all its big guns on Southampton and resorting to a wide variety of dirty tricks to force fluoride on an unwilling population. Hampshire Against Fluoridation has however, mounted an heroic campaign of opposition and Hampshire County Council has produced a withering report, rubbishing fluoridation from top to toe and providing excellent ammunition for future anti-fluoridation campaigns. A definate Must Read.
"But surely as many ask, the Public Consultation will deliver the correct decision won't it ?" Alas no! For a start, the so called "public Consultation" does not contain two vital elements, ie: "Public" and "Consultation." Only scholarly, qualified and professional opinions will be accepted and even councils are having a hard time being heard. This of course means that the public will have little or no say in the matter and this despite the fact that in a long line of media polls, the public voted between 80-90% against fluoridation. We should not be surprised however, the ADA and the BFS, and the Government are severely mathematically challenged so things usually dont add up. They also need a remedial reading course as words such as democracy are apparently unknown to them and even simple words register no signs of consciousness. As one frustrated Council Leader in Lancashire put it. "What part of the word NO do they not understand?"
Merely participating in the consultation process is taken to mean acceptance by the PCTs and SHAs, and the word NO is taken to mean Possibly or even Yes. Apparently there is no one at the switch board and decisions to fluoridate were taken by central government many moons ago. This is not new of course. Look at the Consultations(sic) about Post Office Closure or the Closures of Hospital A and E Units. How can we trust such people ?
So what is left to us in this War on Truth? Well, first of all there is the ballot box. Make a note of all those politicos who have voted in favour of fluridation whether they be in National, Regional or Local Government and make sure you dont vote for them ever again. Clearly they cannot be trusted. Secondly when a new candidates comes knocking on your door, whatever party they claim to represent, ask them how they stand on fluoridation and if you dont like the answer, tell them No Deal.(or words to that effect of your own choosing ) If they don't visit and just send you the usual leaflets full of party dogma, phone 'em up and ask them. Emails and letters are even better, they usually have to get off their backsides and reply to them.
If they do after all protestations add fluoride to your water, dont pay for it. They cannot really force you to pay for either polluted water or compulsory medication and you should deduct the cost of Reverse Osmosis Filters you have to buy to remove the crap, and for the bottled water you need. The Government has promised to re-imburse the Water Companies for any expense they incur, (out of your taxes of course) so don't shed any tears for them, and with the country clearly heading for a sustained recession its unlikely that HMG will be able to fulfil its hollow promise to them for very long.
Those who are really determined could also have a national whip round and take all the conspirators to court and all the way to Europe if necessary. In the meantime, keep up the campaign against fluoride, we all know its just a load of bull, and with a little bit of luck, the Credit Crunch will bite the Government so hard on its backside, it won't be able to sit down.
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Following their circulation of pictures of badly discoloured teeth caused by Dental Fluorosis, (see top right of Blog) UKCAF the United Kingdom Councils Against Fluoridation have received a communication from the Advertising Standards Authority, highlighting a complaint from the British Fluoridation Society. The pictures which are of the results of “moderate” fluorosis are well known to anyone on the fluoride trail but they seem to have come as an unpleasant surprise to the BFS.
Those in the know will tell you that dental fluorosis had been around in the UK for quite some time and since fluoridation was introduced to Ireland, its incidence there has risen quickly. In many of the fluoridated states in the USA and even in some of the unfluoridated ones where a type of fluoride occurs naturally, it's a common problem. The only temporary treatment for this complaint is a very expensive and none too comfortable process of tooth Veneering which of course is not available on the NHS but IS a nice little earner for dentists prepared to keep schtumn and toe the BFS line.
Because of its disfiguring quality it can have devastating effects on the confidence of people, especially young ones who find themselves ashamed to smile. But despite this its regarded by the promoters and advocates of fluoride as a merely “cosmetic” problem. Dr Ellis Friedman the CMO in Lancashire actually said this to me when I addressed Pendle Councils Scrutiny Committee but fortunately the Council wisely consigned fluoridation to the waste bin yet again.
Unfortunately, only a matter of hours after receiving this complaint, the UKCAF Web Site was “hacked” by persons as yet unknown. This has taken the Site off line temporarily but Doug Cross and Liz Vaughan hope to have it up and running ASAP. They are also investigating what is a criminal act of sabotage or malicious damage.
If you can help in any way, you can fortunately still contact UKCAF via email so anyone wishing to do so should write to Doug Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz Vaughan at email@example.com . Alternatively you can contact me by phone at 01282- 860985 and information will be relayed in confidence.
Why someone should want to hack a non profit making information site like UKCAF is a bit of a mystery but coming so quickly after the complaint by the BFS, and the publication of the truly excellent report by Hampshire County Council which seriously damages the future prospects of water fluoridation, speculation is already rife that the occurrences may not be entirely unrelated. Perhaps eventually we will be told.
Those out there who would like to see the new Hampshire County Council Report can still read or download it from the Hampshire Web Site here... . http://www3.hants.gov.uk/scrutiny/scrutiny-committees/health-overview-and-scrutiny-committee-2/fluoridation-review.htm and in case their web site should also be attacked, I have taken the precaution of placing it on a temporary site for downloading here ...
Many thanks and greetings go to Sendthisfile.com for their help.
Monday, 17 November 2008
Saturday November 29h 2008 is Buy Nothing Day, As the blurb on
their web site says "It's a day when you can challenge yourself
to switch off from shopping and tune into life." If for just one
day you can restrain the apparently hard-wired Hunter-Gatherer
instinct to trek to Sainsburys, Tesco, Walmart et al, you might
just find you have enough time and space in your life to think
about what you really need and more importantly, what you don't.
One day is not much in itself, but if enough of us try it, it
could be the start of a good habit and something truly Earth
need it in my toothpaste so I don't buy it and always choose
and recommend brands which are fluoride free. Unfortunately the
Government in its ignorance(sic) has become addicted to it, wants to
buy it for me and as I certainly don't want or need it in my drinking
water I am literally forced to fight them Tooth and Nail for
what should be a fundamental Human Right, IE; Pure drinking
Governments of all persuasions have spent whatsometimes seems
like millions of years telling us of the importance of “Consumer
Choice” for us all but despite this, it now wishes to compel
every man woman and child to drink toxic waste such
unacceptable but in my book is tantamount to State Sponsored
Terrorism. Governments of all persuasions, have learned how to
talk the talk effectively, but this is simply not good enough
when they are literally shoplifting our democracy.
Maybe just maybe, if enough of us "celebrate" Buy Nothing Day,
it might even catch on with the Government and then they can have
their own Buy Nothing Day. After all they are certainly wasting
our money on buying into a lot of crap which none of us
want or need and though in the case of policies these may be
Second Hand American ones, they are still crap. Now that
suitable Landfill sites are likely to run out in less than five years, surely it
it is time to call a halt.
fluoride in favour of more dentists, here's my short list of other
things not to buy neither on Saturday the 29th, November or any
joking, hows that going to reduce congestion or pollution. Der!!!
very dangerous, will line the pockets of Companies like
Monsanto and Dupont and will not help feed the world.
terrorism or fraud and come to think of it, if I was a criminal I would be in favour of them of course because it would make life easier.
And anyway, why don't you keep your nose out of my business and
then I won't have to pry into yours?? A Government that hopes for
trustworthy and conscientious citizens will never inspire trust
when it shows us so little.
crops is clearly madness. If they really want bio-fuels and
biomass energy, choose a really useful and efficient crop such
as Hemp which will grow practically anywhere.
(And please, don't get me started on SUV's. )