Every reputable medical, scientific and/or public health organization supports fluoridation. Their recommendations are based on peer reviewed, scientific research and public health data.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Public Health Association, the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the national dental associations of Australia, Canada, and the U.S., etc., etc. support fluoridation.
Beware of those who "cherry pick" information or data from studies and use it out of contest to support their views.
Wishing (I had fluoridated water when I was a kid!!)
Are you saying Frances Crowe drove to Maine just to visit her grandchildren? Oh my god, the criminality of it. Wasting all that oil and spewing out all that CO2. What a crime! And Amy Goodman - all the oil used in coming up to Umass. Couldn't she just call it in? And a cake - what a waste of food. And not very healthy. These people are a joke. I met Amy Goodman once at her book signing at the Cummington Fair a few years ago. She seems like a very intelligent lady but her politics are wrong. Totally biased and non objective. I think thats why Pacifica is having so many problems. Democracy Now is the only national show they distribute now I believe. They just layed off almost everybody at WBAI and are millions in the hole. Just like Air America where Rachel Madow worked which went bankrupt too (and Current TV - Al Gezeera Gores old network which he sold to OPEC and made $400 million on so they could get access to Americas livingroom to spew their propoganda). There is no market for that kind of yellow journalism Amy. People know when they are being lied to. Sorry. http://www.current.org/2013/07/major-layoffs-ahead-for-new-yorks-wbai/ ...(full comment)
Beautifull photographs of a frozen Niagara Falls. This global warming is really something! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572681/Niagara-Falls-comes-frozen-halt-AGAIN-subfreezing-temperatures-freeze-millions-gallons-water-normally-flow-Falls.html ...(full comment)
Looks like a great hobby for father-son bonding! We are also waiting for the weather to warm up in anticipation of the season. We picked up a great tapping kit on Amazon, highly recommend it http://www.amazon.com/Maple-Syrup-Spile-Saver-Lines/dp/B00B5579E4 ...(full comment)
For all of you anti-woman Sarah Palin haters: I quote from 2008 from Ms. Palin "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next.". As usual you people on the left are wrong. She's a better woman than Hillary by far.
I never liked Hillary personally,but after reading all the reasons the predictable left don't want her,I'm more inclined to take a second look at her running for president.That is if my choice for president,Jeb Bush,decides not to enter the race. ...(full comment)
You left out Benghazi, the failure of her term as Secretary of State (the disasters in Iran, Egypt, N Korea, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan) and the fact that she enabled a sexual predator - her husband - all those years. All so she could claw her way to the top. Hillary IS the war on women. ...(full comment)
Dear Mr. Schmid,
I read your letter in Wednesday’s 2/26 Gazette with interest and sadness. You caught my attention by daring to name a dilemma in which you are not alone. How do post-60 folks find meaning and satisfaction and income after leaving what was their “job” or “career”? How will post-60 folks with still active minds, bodies, and willingness to contribute, address the bonus decade of unscripted years which kind of snuck up on them?
What gives me hope is that regular folks like yourself with these needs are standing up and announcing: “There is need for place and a process and support where the post 60s can talk together about these issues and find some answers for themselves.” I’m finding that certain senior centers, libraries, social workers of all stripes, books, online resources, support groups and just regular folks are coming out of the woodwork and saying. “OK, we’ll provide a place for this conversation here.”
Although the world may not yet be ready to knock on your door with a perfect solution for your particular needs, I believe that creative possibilities are springing up, nationally and locally. One being Encore.org. Another being local VolunteerMatch.org. Another being a local class at HCC I’ll be giving in the Fall, “I’m Over 55, What Next?” Clearly finding a way to match the talents of the post-60 crowd for the myriad of needs that exist, is an important thing to do. Clearly supporting experienced folks to reclaim life purpose is essential.
So, keep raising the issue, asking for changes, proposing what you want, offering what you can, and inviting support. You may be one of the pioneers to lead the charge for the challenges that the “gift” of longevity is presenting to the boomer generation and those that follow.
Martha Johnson, 74
Author: Why Not Do What You Love? ...(full comment)
You're right, mljumass, everyone should be able to stay high and drunk and smoke as much as they want. Someone else will pay, one way or another. Hell, let's repeal drunk driving laws because the people killed and injured is purely happenchance. Why hold the drunk accountable? The drunk driver is just suffering from another form of illness, right? ...(full comment)
Traumatic Brain Injury results from an accumulation of sub-concussive blows and rapid accelerations or decelerations of the brain inside the cranium/skull – called “brain slosh”. We must focus energy and resources on preventing brain slosh and the associated damage and disease. ...(full comment)
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