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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:24 AM

Topeka, Kansas, Urged To Remove Fluoride From Drinking Water To Protect Legislators' IQs

A Republican group in Kansas wants Topeka city officials to remove fluoride from the city's drinking water in order to preserve the intelligence of legislators in the state's capital.

Citing concerns about the chemical's impact on IQ, the Kansas Republican Assembly, a conservative group that has campaigned against fluoridation, is sending a letter to Topeka's top leaders urging that the city's fluoride pipe be shut off during the annual legislative session. A draft of the letter and the minutes of the group's January meeting where the proposal was made surfaced on the KRA's website in recent days.

The minutes read:

After hearing the fluoride update, Brian Coss made a motion for the KRA Secretary to write a tactful letter to each Topeka City Council member, Topeka’s City Manager, and Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, asking that the fluoride valve be turned off during the legislative session to protect our legislators from potential loss of I.Q. and other negative side effects of fluoride while in Topeka. In addition to our legislators and the many others who go to Topeka during the session, Topeka residents would also benefit from the move, and the city could save a lot of money. Eric Henderson seconded the motion, and after some discussion, the 33 members present approved the motion unanimously.

more . . . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/topeka-kansas-flouride_n_2697306.html

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Reply Topeka, Kansas, Urged To Remove Fluoride From Drinking Water To Protect Legislators' IQs (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 OP
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #1
Hugin Feb 2013 #2
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #3
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #5
MuseRider Feb 2013 #9
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #10
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #13
MuseRider Feb 2013 #17
KansDem Feb 2013 #4
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #6
longship Feb 2013 #7
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #8
Initech Feb 2013 #11
Autumn Feb 2013 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #14
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #15
KamaAina Feb 2013 #16
Gorp Feb 2013 #18

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:27 AM

1. I suspect there's something else that makes them stupid-possibly teabags.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:29 AM

2. OMG! P.O.E! P.O.E!

Last edited Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:06 PM - Edit history (1)

We must maintain our Precious Bodily Fluids!

Purity of Essence! P.O.E! :cripes:

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:30 AM

3. Too late

Apparently, the damage already has been done.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:35 AM

5. Definitely true of Kansas legislature.

One idiot filed a bill that says legislators should be rehired by their employers at the same pay when they lose their re-election or step down (there are no term limits in Kansas). Another bill says KU and Wichita State have to play a basketball game in Wichita every year. And another bill says passengers can't be searched - at the THREE airports in the state. (Goodbye airlines!)

And then there are the bills destroying unions and banning abortion. As if those weren't bad enough.

These people are about the dumbest bunch we've ever had.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:01 PM

9. This is the same guy that drives the aborted fetus van

all around Wichita.

Can't imagine removal of fluoride will help.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:06 PM

10. Scott Roeder's ex-wife is friend of a friend on Facebook

She just posted that Scott was involved with this anti-fluoride group. He believes the government is putting fluoride in our water as a means of mind control.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:20 PM

13. Continuing the 'red scare' nonsense from decades ago

They're just dropping the claim that the 'Commies' are behind it (though there are still some who believe that).

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:31 PM

17. If I recall correctly

the anti fluoride campaign was a John Birch Society thing so it makes perfect sense that the tea baggers would be on this now since the Koch brothers were born to and raised by THE John Birch society man. Lordy, this is getting so tiresome and we have years of it ahead in this state.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:32 AM

4. Please tell me this is a joke...



Satire, perhaps?

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Response to KansDem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:35 AM

6. I wish it was. . . .

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:41 AM

7. Fluoridation!!!



It's amazing when life imitates art, especially when it's satire.

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Response to longship (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:59 AM

8. LOL!!!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:12 PM

11. Republican state legislators are intelligent? Who knew?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:17 PM

12. Now we know what's the matter with Kansas

That explains so much.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:07 PM

14. No fluoride!!! But pesticides are just fine.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:20 PM

15. And so is fracking.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:20 PM

16. Ah. That explains Fred Phelps and Co.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:56 PM

18. Aren't the words "Kansas, Legislator, and IQ" mutually exclusive?

 

No, I'm not making fun of Kansas residents, but your legistlators are pretty screwed up on more levels than I can enumerate. You're not alone. A lot of states have that problem.

Oh, and fluoride can't do any damage to the zombies anyway.

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