• Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is among a coalition of environmental, medical and health groups suing the . Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban artificial water fluoridation
• The EPA has been served with a petition that includes more than 2,500 pages of scientific documentation detailing the risks of water fluoridation to human health
• New study quantifies fluoride’s potential to lower IQ in children. There are now over 100 animal studies and over 50 human studies proving fluoride’s neurotoxicity, prompting the . government to fund new studies
The Liberator gradually gained a large following in the northern states. By 1861 it had subscribers across the North, as well as in England, Scotland, and Canada. It was received in state legislatures, governor's mansions, Congress, and the White House. After the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery by the Thirteenth Amendment , Garrison published the last issue (number 1,820) on December 29, 1865, writing a "Valedictory" column. After reviewing his long career in journalism and the cause of abolitionism, he wrote:
The delusion that the US is “self-sufficient” in energy even as it imports 40% of its oil and awash in oil has washed over even the liberal punditry. Last week I tuned into Bill Maher, fierce progressive critic and comic commentator on the US who spouted the non-sense to his panel that since the US was already “energy independent” and awash in oil that we did not need to be concerned with the endless Wars in the Middle East! As much as I appreciate the investigations and coverage of Democracynow, I have never heard Amy Goodman or Democracynow talk about the reality of Peak Oil and Limits to growth. Auto sales dipped slightly, our highways in the Northeast are riddled with potholes from another Polar Vortex winter but the addiction to “Happy Motoring” keeps humming along. There was another report from one of those financial wizards that the record amount of subprime auto loans are nothing to worry about!
As to potholes and highways, a few weeks ago there was a 41 car smashup on the $ Billion asphalt widening of the New Jersey Turnpike by Gov Christie as apparently the Governor’s minions did not hire the 21 people needed to clear all the new asphalt of snow.
Then last week there were 12 cars grievously injured by a huge pothole in the very expensive NJ Turnpike!
Meanwhile except for Christie’s preemptive cancellation of all NJ Transit train service for the blizzard which missed New Jersey, my Hoboken trains continue to operate right on time through every snowstorm. Last week I was the only one of 5 to make it to my office as my train was right ontime coming in and also right on time returning home. Another of the advantages of a properly operated and maintained Rail system is the ability to plow right through the snow.
Despite probably spending another $70 Million on highway snow removal for NJ state highways and of course the $3 million per year to hire 21 more people to plow the expanded asphalt of the NJ Turnpike, Christie’s minions are proposing an $80 million cut in NJ Transit.
It appears even in New Jersey with existing Rails, largely unused in their capacity and 1,000 miles of Rail in a state more densely populated than China, that our so-called leaders can see no further than the campaign contributions of the auto pavers, sprawl Realtors, and the vast empire of Auto Addiction.