Small Towns in Colorado Question Fluoride in Drinking Water

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Local citizen activism, re-taking control and accountability equals better, more accountable governments.

Colorado continues to set an example for communities around the country to take control of their resources at a local level and fight back for their right to clean, pure, unaltered water.   On the Western Slope of Colorado (counties to the west of the Continental Divide), there are a few small towns that have made headlines this year for questioning the addition of fluoride to drinking water.

Rifle, a Western Slope working community, with large amounts of oil and gas exploration, started this trend by debating to remove fluoride from their municipal water source.  Earlier this year, Rifle decided to allow citizens to make the decision in a vote when the construction of a new water treatment plant is complete.

Snowmass, the high-end resort community has taken charge as well.  In July, Snowmass decided to stop adding fluoride to its drinking water.

Citizen activism is what has spurred the on-going debate and actionable solutions – showing what a difference a few visits to a city council or county commissioner meeting can make.

Getting Fluoride Out of Our Water

The government says that fluoride is harmless, but others disagree, and That’s Natural is one of them.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says that fluoride promotes “dental health”, unless you get too much, and then, it can increase the “likelihood of bone fractures” and may result “in effects on bone leading to pain and tenderness”.  But that is “only” if you get too much. How would anyone know how much anyone else is getting?

Of course, sometimes the government ‘gets it wrong’ – like in the case of Triclosan, that was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), but has been shown to be an anti-bacterial chemical that can harm or change the endocrine system (hormones) in animals.  It was “approved”, but that never meant it was “safe” or “good” for people.  You see, sometimes, the government can get it wrong.

Government, as you know, is just a collection of human beings – not necessarily endowed with more intelligence than you or I, or anyone else.  Mistakes can be made.

There is mounting evidence that fluoride in your water can be detrimental to your body.  The most resounding and dangerous effect being damage to the brain.  The EPA has a study showing “substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity”.  This is the same agency saying it is good for us and safe to consume over a period of a lifetime?  That doesn’t make a lot of sense.

People deserve a choice.  Just like the GMO (genetically modified organisms) debate.  Most will agree that it should not be in our food supply at all – but all people should agree that we should be able to make this choice for ourselves.  It is criminal to be consuming something that is bad for us that is being deliberately put into our water by a government agency.  Rebellion from such a system means standing up at the citizen-level of government to get it out of our water – are you up for it?  See the Fluoride Action Network for more Resources: www.fluoridealert.org

Independent Thinking at The Good American Post

By Tisha Casida

Is it possible to both believe in preserving the environment and believe in liberty?

Is it possible to not believe in climate change but to believe that we should not pollute our air as much?

Is it possible to not believe in regulating carbon emissions but like the idea of electric cars?

Is it possible to both want to recycle and believe that the free-market will be the best vehicle to embrace the recycling industry?

Is it possible to eat organic and be a conservative-thinker?

Is it possible to be a “tree-hugger” and want to protect our second-amendment rights?

Is it possible to be a border-line vegetarian but love to hunt?

At The Good American Post, we sure think so.  Our publication embraces independent thinkers who LOVE LIBERTY and LOVE OUR FREE MARKET.  Those are the two things we stand by – our constitution and our economy – the rest is up to us, the American people to continually build and protect.

You will not hear us damning any group of people for their beliefs or their political ideologies.  You WILL hear us promoting and protecting our constitution and our free-market.

And yes, we believe that you can love sustainability and be a capitalist at the same time.

We want to hear from you, come and join us on our blog.

In Favor of Scouting

Boy Scouts of America has played an integral role for many males in the United States (this can also be said, of course, for the Girl Scouts of America and females).    In an article by Dave Banks, he asks if the Boy Scouts are still relevant to our society.

These types of organizations, that may seem out of date and (unfortunately) out of place in a high-speed, high-tech world, are arguably very relevant and important to our next generation.  The skills that are taught, the emphasis on community awareness and involvement, the incorporation of time spent between fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, are an integral part of our society, our history, or culture, and our country.

READ “After 100 Years, are the Boy Scouts Still Relevant” HERE.

HR 4289 – Colorado Wilderness Act of 2009

THIS TEXT & INFORMATION HAS BEEN TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM AN EMAIL RECEIVED FROM THE NRA-ILA, you can look at the complete bill here:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-4289

Massive Colorado Wilderness Proposal Threatens Hunter Access and Wildlife Habitat

Contact Your Congressman Today Regarding H.R. 4289

H.R. 4289, sponsored by Representative Diane DeGette (D-01), would designate 850,000 acres of additional land in Colorado as Wilderness Area.  In light of the fact that all mechanized means of transportation, including bicycles and game carts, are prohibited in Wilderness, this would dramatically curtail hunter access to these vast areas.  In addition, Wilderness designation ends virtually all active wildlife and habitat management methods employed by state and federal biologists on all other lands.  This could not come at a worse time for Colorado with the forest devastation being caused by the pine beetle.  Wildlife officials must retain all means necessary to combat invasive species and actively manage for wildlife and forest health.

In a House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands meeting this week, H.R. 4289 received a hearing where many concerns were expressed to subcommittee members.  Sportsman-advocate, Congressman John Salazar (D-3), registered opposition during his testimony by saying, “I cannot support simply imposing Wilderness on my constituents… I believe it must be negotiated and worked out with all the various stakeholders to reach a consensus.”  It is essential that Coloradans thank Congressman Salazar for taking a stand on this critical issue. Echoing some of the Congressman’s concerns, representatives of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service testified that much more study is necessary prior to the passage of H.R. 4289.

There are already 110 million acres of Wilderness in the United States .  These are areas often accessible only to the most able-bodied or those who have the time and resources to dedicate to lengthy pack trips.  Diminishing access to hunting lands is one of the primary reasons cited for decreasing hunter recruitment and retention rates.  The NRA will continue to defend existing access to public hunting lands throughout America .  You must play a role in this ongoing effort by contacting your congressman today and registering your opposition to H.R. 4289.
Diana DeGette (D-01)
202-225-4431

http://www.house.gov/formdegette/dcs_zip_auth_v2.shtml

Jared Polis (D-02)
202-225-2161

http://polis.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

John Salazar (D-3)
2-225-4761

http://www.house.gov/salazar/contact.shtml

Betsy Markey (D-04)
202-225-4676

http://betsymarkey.house.gov/Contact/

Doug Lamborn (R-05)
202-225-4422

http://lamborn.house.gov (click contact Doug)

Mike Coffman (R-06)
202-225-7881

http://forms.house.gov/coffman/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

Ed Perlmutter (D-07)
202-225-2645

http://perlmutter.house.gov/IMA/issue_subscribe.htm

Cap & Trade – Real Solutions?

Resource: American Solutions for Winning the Future

Two EPA attorneys disagree with the actions of Cap & Trade

http://www.americansolutions.com/energytax/2009/11/even-epa-lawyers-now-say-cap-and-trade-wont-work.php

Action Item: Save the environment, and start locally to make a difference. No new taxes, only programs that are proven to work, and those programs should come from the PEOPLE, not be mandated by government.

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