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Rush sometimes takes calls from "conspiracy theorists" whom he politely addresses as KOOK: Keepers Of Odd Knowledge.
I'm a KOOK. And I'm about to attach my KOOKiness to Sen. Marco Rubio.
When the Senator took a swig during his response to the SOTU Tuesday night, he was ridiculed in the lib media. Republican + sight gag = journalism. Oh well.
But the Senator's intake of bottled water serves a point. Bottled water is better than tap water. In fact, the pipes are so bad in on Capitol Hill, that the legislative branch spends over a half million dollars per year on the stuff.
I drink bottled water. In fact, I've spent my life avoiding our city water because they continue to infect it with fluoride.
I'm allergic to fluoride.
I'm allergic to the very water I pay my city to provide.
How is this still happening? Ignorance. I have endured decades of ridicule myelf on this very topic. Unfortunately for us KOOKs, the wheels of vindication turn slowly.
So I was very happy to see one of my go-to political organizations carry the following:
Fighting Fluoridation: Fringe No More
By Howard Rich
Long considered the exclusive realm of conspiracy theorists or 1950s-era John Birch Society members, the case against compulsory fluoridation of municipal water supplies in America is gaining traction. Why?
Because the public health risks associated with this government-mandated chemical dump are becoming more widely accepted as evidence attesting to its dangers continues to emerge.
And it's not just libertarians who have become wise to this forced chemical intake, either. With every new study that's released doubts as to the safety — and efficacy — of fluoridated water grow more prevalent within the scientific community.
Governments began introducing fluoride into the nation's water supply in the 1940s with the stated goal of reducing tooth decay – despite clear and compelling evidence attesting to its dangers.
On September 14, 1943, the Journal of the American Medical Association released a report labeling fluorides as protoplasmic poisons capable of altering the permeability of cell membranes. The following year a report published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found fluoride in drinking water caused "developmental disturbances" in teeth, adding that "the potentialities for harm outweigh those for good."
Despite this evidence, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first municipality to regulate water fluoridation in 1945 — and within four decades nearly two-thirds of the nation's population was receiving fluoridated water (whether they asked for it or not). Today 73.9 percent of Americans drink fluoridated water — according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control. In fact there are more fluoridated water drinkers in the United States than there are in the rest of the world's countries — combined.
According to the Fluoride Action Network, 23 human studies and 100 animal studies have linked fluorides to brain damage. There is also extensive research linking fluorides to bone cancer, reproductive gene mutations and a host of other health ailments.
(For an eye-opening recap of some of the biological effects of fluorides, click here).
Last October a new report from the Harvard School of Public Health revealed children living in areas with higher levels of water fluoridation have "significantly lower" IQ scores than children living in low fluoride areas.