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BLM contractor blasts fireworks near wild horses, again!

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new-logo25By Debbie Coffey                                                                        Copyright 2013/ All Rights Reserved.

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Once again, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) contractor, Ladd Drummond (husband of Ree Drummond, “The Pioneer Woman”) had a big bash and fireworks show on the 4th of July,

in very close proximity to the wild horses that the BLM has warehoused on 3 Long Term Holding pastures in Oklahoma. 

photo of Ladd Drummond by:www.newson6.com

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http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=13908594

In 2011 I wrote an article about Ladd & Ree Drummond and it included, among lots of other juicy tidbits, the subject of their fireworks show, and this:

“Under a photo of fireworks on her blog, Ree wrote

‘Basically, we frightened each and every one of our guests.’

Didn’t Ladd Drummond worry that the fireworks bursting in the skies or the noise from the fireworks might scare the wild horses?  The fireworks could’ve even scared the wild horses at nearby long term holding pastures, which seem to be only about 1½ miles away at one point, and only about 15 miles away at the farthest point. This is a relatively flat area with few trees.  And horses have good hearing.”

In 2012:

Last year, there were cases and cases of 500 gram fireworks, pictured on Ree Drummond’s blog

along with photos of the fireworks bursting in the night sky.

I sent the following e-mail to Joan Guilfoyle, Dean Bolstad and Mike Pool of the BLM, and to Tim Harvey, who’s on the BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board, and copied a few wild horse advocates like R.T. Fitch, Ginger Kathrens and Anne Novak:

“Once again, Ladd Drummond, who has a wild horse lhttp://thepioneerwoman.com/blog/2012/05/the-wild-horses/ contract in Oklahoma, put on a really big 4th of July fireworks show (see link below) on his property. These weren’t just a few sparklers, but what seemed to be hundreds of 500 gram fireworks (there are quite a few photos of the many boxes, including a box of 9 “One Bad Mothers”).

His LTH pasture and another wild horse long term pasture are only a few miles apart.

How do you think the wild horses fared during the big fireworks show, with the loud noise and the fireworks bursting in the air? (The fireworks could probably be seen for miles, since Oklahoma is relatively flat).) Sure, the bar-b-q looked good, but if this is the kind of “care” the wild horses receive at this facility, I formally request that this contract be revoked.  More

Minnesota House And Senate: Stop Mandatory Fluoridation

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Petition by

Loren Cramer

United States

 To sign the petition click here!

 

Minnesota statute, (144.145) requires the fluoridation of the municipal water supply.

Hydrofluosilicic Acid is an industrial by-product of the phosphate industry that is added to the water for the, “prevention of tooth decay.” This chemical is too toxic to be legally discharged into the environment. Fluoridation of the water supply violates the ethic of informed consent set forth in the Nuremberg Code and is bad medical practice. Fluoridation has never been proven, “safe and effective,” with substantial evidence. According to the FDA, fluoride is a “drug.”

By this definition, the practice of fluoridation has been used as a massive experiment in Minnesota for over 40 years.

MD’s are required to evaluate their patients prior to prescribing drugs and should also do follow up, yet fluoride is being forced on an entire population without regard for the dose received from water and other sources. Decision makers should not be able to do to the entire state what doctors cannot do to individuals.

To universalize the concept of medicating the water without informed consent makes it morally wrong. One size does not fit all. Medicating the water for the, “greater good” takes away autonomy especially for those who can’t afford filtered water.

Because something has been done for a long time does not make it safe or just.

The fuel additive lead was once thought to be safe. The precautionary principle and due diligence have been ignored for way too long. In 2011 the EPA and HHS lowered the recommended amount of fluoride due to high rates of fluorosis.

Fluoride toothpastes are required to carry poison warnings, yet parents are not warned about ingesting fluoride and it’s potential developmental hazards.

The EPA has classified fluoride as a, “Chemical with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.”

No rational person would call for a chemical to be added to the water that could cause brain damage. Fluoride is the active ingredient in many pesticides and is linked to increases in bone cancer, thyroid dysfunction, bone cancer, and lower IQ’s.

To:
Repeal Minnesota statute, (144.145)

Sincerely, [Your name]

https://www.change.org/petitions/minnesota-house-and-senate-stop-mandatory-fluoridation#

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