Be reasonable, fluoridate

Posted: Friday, September 28, 2007

Things you can "learn" on the Internet:

Sound off on the important issues at

The Jews were behind the Sept. 11 attacks. (Really it was Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia.)

The World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11 because of explosives planted by the CIA. (Really airliners loaded with aviation fuel flew into the towers.)

There is a movie of Big Foot. (Really it was just some guy in a monkey suit.)

Space aliens have left crop circles. (Really it was just a couple of guys who had a pint too many and thought they'd have a giggle.)

The Holocaust never happened. (Really the Holocaust was one of the most horrific, and best documented, crimes in human history.)

Crack United Nations soldiers in black helicopters are ready to swoop down and take away all the guns. (Really they don't exist.)

Fluoride in the water is a deadly poison that will discolor your teeth, break your bones, give you cancer, and kill you. (Really it has done none of those things in the many decades it has been safely in use. And it has provided impressive dental and health benefits to millions. Historical footnote: Long before the Internet, the story was that fluoride in the water was a communist plot to kill everyone in America.)

I hope you will join me in voting yes on Proposition 2.

I hope Amelia Earhart, Judge Crater, Elvis, Hillary Clinton's space alien lover and Bat Boy also will vote yes.

Donald R. Douglas

Juneau



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