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And there was much rejoicing

One of the politicos in the city (my the city) decided a few years back that fluoride had evil spirits in it or something. So, there was a successful push to get rid of fluoridated water. No shit. With kids, me and the Mrs. had to start buying fluoride drops for the rugrats to keep their teeth healthy. Anyway, someone got some sense and the water will soon be fluoridated again.

Welcome back to civilization.

20 Responses to “And there was much rejoicing”

  1. Jeffrey Quick Says:

    …and the industrial waste that goes with it.
    So tell me, which is the bigger imposition: for you to buy fluoride drops, or for me to buy bottled water or RO filters? This isn’t even like mandatory vaccination, where one can argue that the unvaccinated are a public health threat.

  2. Windy Wilson Says:

    Gotta agree with Jeffrey, here.
    Fluoridated water is a sledgehammer socialist approach to a problem. It would also be cheaper to subsidize the pills for children for whom fluoride actually has some benefit, rather than force it on your lawn, dishes and toilets. I am amazed because anything else forced on the public for their own good would be properly excoriated as overreachign socialism.

  3. Rob K Says:

    I grew up on well water, no fluorine in sight, and I’ve never had any problems with my teeth. Fluorinated water is completely unnecessary. People have gotten by for millenia with out it.

  4. Alcibiades McZombie Says:

    Fluoridated water is completely safe. It won’t make your children go insane.

  5. CaptDMO Says:

    Thalidomide was a great boon too!
    Coca Cola, it refreshes!
    Mercury preservatives are GREAT for extending the “sell by” date of children’s vaccines.
    Red dye #2 makes your kids WANT to eat that fortified cereal!
    Don’t worry, it’s BABY food, what could be wrong with it?
    How come I can’t get REAL sarsaparilla anymore?
    But the cough syrup SAYS for children!
    At what level does ingested Florine become toxic?
    How many kids/grandkids of folks that grew up with florinated water now
    enjoy Ritalin?
    What’s the ALLOWABLE ppm/ppb of arsenic, 111trichloroethelyne, cholera, or “gasoline helper” in YOUR drinking water supply?

    Any data on a sudden rise in tooth decay during the fluorinated water drought that came from area dentists?

    Fluorinated toothpaste is for those that choose a bit of industrial waste extract
    for the kiddies and themselves! MOST of it gets spit out. Of course, any benefits over potential “side effects” are wasted on kids with their first set of teeth.

  6. CaptDMO Says:

    “With kids, me and the Mrs. had to start buying fluoride drops for the rugrats to keep their teeth healthy.”
    How do you know that?

  7. Alcibiades McZombie Says:

    I assume a person is more likely to die from drinking too much water before they’ll die from the fluoride.

    According to Wikipedia (YMMV), seawater has 1.3 ppm of fluoride in it. Tap water should have about 0.7-1.2 ppm. You’d have to drink at least one liter for every kilogram of mass (1.2 gallons for every ten pounds) for it to even approach lethality.

  8. Robb Allen Says:

    “With kids, me and the Mrs. had to start buying fluoride drops for the rugrats to keep their teeth healthy.”
    How do you know that?

    I’m pretty sure he has the receipt.

    Duh!

  9. Rustmeister Says:

    Holy crap, there IS a Captain Coo Coo Banana!

  10. Tam Says:

    I only drink rainwater and pure grain alcohol.

    You ever see a commie drink water?

  11. Ride Fast Says:

    Don’t drink water, fish have sex in it.

  12. Phelps Says:

    Do I look all rancid and clotted? You look at me, Tam. Eh? Look, eh? And I drink a lot of water, you know. I’m what you might call a water man, Tam – that’s what I am. And I can swear to you, my lady, swear to you, that there’s nothing wrong with my bodily fluids. Not a thing, Tammie.

  13. Roberta X Says:

    You wanna know what I think, Phelps? I think you’re some kind of deviated prevert. I think General Tam found out about your preversion, and that you were organizing some kind of mutiny of preverts. Now move!

  14. Xrlq Says:

    Roberta, what pray tell is a “prevert?” Someone who gets sick and twisted ideas about sex before it happens? And WTF has Phelps’s alleged “preversion” to do with fluoridating water?

  15. Kristopher Says:

    Here you go, Xrlq.

    Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick) _ Part 8

  16. Kristopher Says:

    And here is where the fluoridation comes in.

  17. Dale Says:

    Geez, mention fluoride and the nutz come out just like mentioning Ron Paul. I spent a large part of my life in a dentist chair, getting more fillings than a shop full of Dunkin Donuts. My kids have had more than 20 years of fluoride, with maybe as much as 4 cavities between the 3 of them. I’m sold on fluoride.

  18. Roberta X Says:

    Um, it’s a *quote,* XLRQ, Sgt. Bat Guano to Peter Seller’s British officer.

  19. Xrlq Says:

    My bad. Into the sarchasm with me…

  20. Ravenwood Says:

    LOL!!! That is my favorite movie and this thread has me cracking up!