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The BLM’s big “fire sale” of our land

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 Debbie Coffey (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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 A Six-Point Plan to Avert a Global Crisis” and the 2010 National Geographic’s special issue cover story was “WATER: Our Thirsty World.”   Would it be too much to hope that Dept. of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar or BLM Director Bob Abbey might have read these and consider water issues?  (Oh wait a sec, the Gulf Oil Spill happened under their watchful eyes.)  Or that as leaders of U.S. land management agencies, they’d be concerned with vanishing supplies of uncontaminated water? 

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is selling YOUR land right out from under you.  Concurrently, the BLM is blitzing the media with PR spin to justify removing all of our publicly owned wild horses off of our public lands.  If you want to see what has really been happening to our wild horses at recent roundups, go to http://blog.grassrootshorse.com/

Do you know how many acres of your public lands are being sold off in each state?  This is a policy being pushed by your President, your Congress, Ken Salazar (Secretary of the Dept. of the Interior) and Bob Abbey (BLM Director).  Your state and local governments have their hands out to receive part of the profits.  Your “public agencies” (like the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management) are actually corporations and their priority is to make money. 

Each BLM office is required to have quarterly “lease sales” of your public lands.  The BLM is making their money off of you and the remains of your United States of America. 

To keep this simple, we’ll just look at one state’s lease/sales of our public lands to oil and gas companies.

Wyoming, as it turns out, is going gung ho on oil and gas “leasing.”  The BLM calls giving the use of our public lands to extractive industries for as little as $2 an acre a “lease sale.”  These are 10 year leases and they can be renewed.  Oil and gas companies can ask for certain parcels of public property to be leased. 

However, unless you’ve ever heard of an oil pipeline being ripped out after it was installed, I’d call this a “permanent” use of our public lands.   An oil or gas (or mining) company will extract all of the oil/gas/ore.  They often contaminate water, land and air.  They use a LOT of our water from aquifers in their extracting process.  More

Fluoride Network News: fluoride as “neurotoxic and possibly tumorogenic if swallowed.

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Meanwhile, there have been four important developments to which we would like to draw your attention:

1) TIME MAGAZINE in its April 12th issue has an article discussing common household toxics to which we and our kids are exposed. TIME lists fluoride in its “Top 10 Common Household Toxins.” They describe fluoride as “neurotoxic and possibly tumorogenic if swallowed.”  

2) LOUISIANA:  Legislation is advancing in the Senate to forbid the purchase of water fluoridation chemicals from China. The Advocate, April 14.

3)  SOUTHAMPTON UK:  Lib Dem, Tory and Green candidates for the parliamentary seats in Southampton have said they opposed plans to add fluoride to the city’s tap water. BBC News, April 10.

4)  WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA:  Carol Clinch of People for Safe Drinking Water is challenging the legality of using hydrofluorosilic acid to fluoridate Waterloo’s drinking water by filing a complaint with Health Canada.  Waterloo Chronicle, April 14.

Slowly the wheels seem to be turning in our direction.

Paul

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Fluoride Alert ……..fluoride and lower IQ’s

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http://fluoridealert.org/iq.studies.html

 

Another meta-analysis of Chinese studies showing a possible relationship between fluoride exposure and lowered IQ has just been published. This study by Liu and Cian of the Department of Health Statistics, China Medical University, in Shenyang, China was published in Chinese (see the English abstract below).

 

The authors reviewed 13 individual studies and found that their statistical analysis suggested “a negative correlation between high fluorosis exposure and children’s intelligence development” and concluded that “Exposure to high levels of fluoride may adversely influence children’s intelligence development.” 

 

FAN will be using some of the money we are raising right now to have this translated, along with the other 5 Chinese IQ studies which are still only available in Chinese.

This study by Liu ad Cian comes on the heels of the study by Tang et al. (2008) published in August and an analysis by Connett, M and Limeback, H, presented at the IADR conference in Toronto, in July.  All three reviews have yielded similar conclusions.

Links to all 23 individual studies (from India, Iran, Mexico and China) which report an association between fluoride exposure and lowered IQ in children is at……

http://fluoridealert.org/iq.studies.html

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