Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention by Voracious_Observer in science

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(http://fluoridealert.org/researchers/government-reports/timeline-the-tsca-law-suit-against-u-s-epa/)

On November 22, 2016, a Citizens Petition under Section 21 of TSCA was presented to the U.S. EPA requesting that they exercise its authority to prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies. We made this request on the grounds that a large body of animal, cellular, and human research shows that fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities.

James Corbett did an interview last year with Dr. Paul Connett from this organization. I haven't kept up with this, but it looks like a trial date has been set for August 2019.

New voices at the patients’ bedside: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple by i_cansmellthat in Health

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The article states these are HIPAA (protected private info, strictly enforced) compliant, but I'd bet it wouldn't take much effort to find the weakness and haul the manufacturer into court. I really hope they bring this crap in, change through litigation works sometimes.

Saidit, what if we showed who voted on everything? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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Woah...that's a long list.

Bayer gets to advertise in the super bowl, yet cannabis is rejected. Getting real sick of this shit. by i_cansmellthat in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Guess I'll be complaining about "big pot" in about 20 years or so. Funny, but yeah the cycle just keeps on going.

Can you imagine what the USA would be like if the government worked for the people, rather than the companies?

No, and that's sad. Technically, they do work for us though (at least that is what we've been led to believe, should probably fact check that one). We the people need to remember that.

Has anyone ever started a petition to fire the representatives that seem to favor corporate interests? I guess this would have to be done on a state/regional basis. Do petitions even work anymore? Guess I just outlined what I'm reading tonight.

Awesome! - but I think we need a downvote, and here's why by codywohlers in SaidIt

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And the long term outcome is a daycare website where admins remove features and mods add rules in a continued attempt to "encourage people" (see reddit) :)

Reddit summed up in two words: "daycare website" Nice.

Awesome! - but I think we need a downvote, and here's why by codywohlers in SaidIt

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I don't know....being ignored sends a very strong message. While an insightful post may get buried and therefore ignored from time to time, hate filled rancid posts that are ignored will go away and not be plastered on the front page.

Not downvoting forces you to engage in meaningful debate or it shows ambivalence. Maybe that can help divide and conquer techniques falter a bit. If you don't feed the stray cats in your neighborhood, they will look elsewhere for food.

Not saying you are wrong, just some thoughts.

Good Life Quotes: Top 10 Quotes For Living A Good Life by prakhar in TodayILearned

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“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” – Seneca

Positive list, nice.

Snow by Entropick in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Hmm....if you are running for the purpose of cardio, you could shovel driveways. It would be helpful to others, a gesture of good will, and will raise your heart rate. It's a win for everyone.

If you are running for the purpose of escape, then you are in a pickle. You will leave tracks anywhere you go, giving away your path of escape and the type of shoes you are wearing (as well as the size). Plus you will be slow. Snowshoes, maybe?

H.R. 115: Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act by i_cansmellthat in VigtesSickofThisShit

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As far as what we can do about it...it's a "trying to get the toothpaste back in the tube" scenario now. Any type of surveillance shouldn't be there in the first place. But, as long as the population continues to use apps and agree to location enabling, it may be beyond fixing. Making rules after the fact will exclude some person or entity, and with so much collusion between lawmakers and corporations I think privacy will now always be exploited. Stop using smartphones is all I've got at the moment.

On a tangent, I strongly feel "we the people" need to watch what congress is doing more closely. Proposed laws and resolutions are posted, and while some are lengthy maybe it's worth the time to read and interpret them for ourselves instead of relying on media to do it for us. Forming a group to do this may work, as no one has the time to read everything.

H.R. 115: Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act by i_cansmellthat in VigtesSickofThisShit

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This bill was introduced 1/3/19, passed the house 1/10/19. Still has to pass the senate.

But, really? A bill to protect diplomats from surveillance through devices, but no legislation to protect citizens from big brother (at least I couldn't find any, please post if it exists). Congress sucks.

"One of the saddest lessons of history..." (Carl Sagan) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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I always got the feeling he wasn't trying to sell "the truth," he was pushing people to question, which is the very essence of science. True science won't stop and accept an absolute certainty, because it always is questioning itself.

And yes, he was a TV personality and while one shouldn't buy what tv is selling, I just never felt that he was disingenuous. But I could be wrong.

"One of the saddest lessons of history..." (Carl Sagan) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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TIL Sagan gets a lot of hate.

I am everyone by Dr_Funkenstein in SaidIt

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So, it's possible that you are me.

"Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy." — Howard W. Newton by magnora7 in quotes

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I think when approaching a statement which you feel is not factual, the goal should be to enlighten and not to invalidate. No one likes to be told their opinion or statement is wrong, they then feel the need to defend. State things in a way that doesn't attack the person/statement, and isn't being said to inflate one's own ego. And be open to the fact that you might be wrong.

65% of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math by dcjogger in news

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By the time the average American student enters the 8th grade, he/she has had 9,360 hours of "education." We would be a nation of geniuses if the goal of schooling was education.

Here is a full list of all 40 currently-serving US congresspeople who have dual citizenship with Israel by magnora7 in Collusion

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They should, but they seem to find the best loopholes.

College writing seminar will tell profs to not grade based on quality of writing in order to fight 'white language supremacy' by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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Next....the grammar nazi trials in Nuremberg. All those that have used the FTFY tag will be thoroughly investigated.