A 60-year-old lie

Letter to the editor

Posted: Friday, April 23, 2004

Cigarettes, fluoride, discrimination, What's next?

Let's add another dollar per pack tax on cigarettes. It will benefit out of state economies and decrease our city sales tax and state tax revenues. Let's ban smoking in all public places and put our city's bars out of business. Then everyone could sober up, right? Passive cigarette smoke is avoidable. Drinking water is not. We must have it to survive.

Our politically elected see dollar signs and back tax increases in the name of saving the lives of our young and those dying from proclaimed secondhand smoke-related illness, but at the same time they add poison, sodium fluoride, to our drinking water, which causes the very diseases they blame on smoking.

Why not add it to our water it is a very cheap way to dispose of hazardous waste and we'll save massive amounts of money that would be spent on proper disposal? Just add more fluoride to the water and no one will care. Even the tax collector might forget to collect.

Adolph Hitler used fluoride to control people and is well known to have said the following: "Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it." We have heard it for 60 years. Any questions? The lie has become truth.

Controversial fluoride is one of the basic ingredients in both Prozac (fluoxetene hydrochloride) and sarin nerve gas (isopropyl mMethyl phosphoryl fluoride).

I know this sounds like it was written by a raving lunatic. I wanted it to. I hope it got your attention, at least enough to find out why the American Dental Association lost the backing of all of these organizations over their support of fluoride back in 1995-96: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation, American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, American Diabetes Association, Society of Toxicology, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Activation Network, American Psychiatric Association, American Civil Liberties Union, National Institute of Law Municipal Officers, and the American Chiropractic Association.

Why did the ADA lose all this backing? Maybe because of fluoride-associated diseases? What about the cigarette tax and the smoking ban? Are they really good decisions for Juneau? I don't think they are.

What or who will be the next tax or special interest group target, maybe you and your business?

Jim McCoy


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