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category national | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Wednesday August 30, 2017 21:41author by 1 of indy Report this post to the editors

The Girl Against Fluoride has campaigned against Water Fluoridation for a number of years and published here and is now announcing the end of the campaign with this letter sent out to supporters a week or so ago.

I would like to thank you for your support of The Girl Against Fluoride campaign. I would also like to take this opportunity to fill you in on what’s happened in the interim since we started the campaign in 2012 and to share our plans moving forward.

At the beginning of the campaign, we were naive enough to think that once politicians and councillors were aware of the health implications of fluoride, they'd want it removed from our water. Lesson number one, politicians are bound by party politics and seeing as Fine Fail, Fine Gael and Labour support the water fluoridation policy, no one politician in these parties can affect change. Although Brian Stanley of Sinn Fein did try to pass a bill to end water fluoridation he was largely unsupported and indeed was derided for going against a policy so heavily endorsed by the HSE.

When the political avenue was unsuccessful we attempted to go down the legal route, misguidedly thinking that a court case would reverse the law. This involved working with solicitors and barristers for over three years. We realised in time that working pro bono is not in fact pro bono and that we had in some instances to pay for services rendered.

Fortunately, we met an ethical solicitor in Dublin who, after a few meetings with our barristers, knew that we didn’t stand a chance against the government and the corporations they represented. The court case would cost millions and we would lose because water fluoridation wasn’t a mainstream topic. We were advised at this juncture to continue to spread awareness which we did.

Unfortunately, Anti- Water Charge groups against Irish water didn’t take water fluoridation as a valid reason not to pay for water. This showed us beyond any doubt that water fluoridation was still a marginal issue.

Having spent four years battling the system, we had to lay down our proverbial swords and rethink strategies. Aisling had to complete the Nutritional Therapy exams she’d deferred for years and had to plan starting her own business in Natural Health Care. Having worked on the campaign for so long and having experienced such intense opposition takes its toll emotionally and physically. Every avenue had been explored on the outside and we were no closer to a resolution.

It felt heart breaking as we had invested so much time, energy and money opposing the system. But the campaign provided valuable lessons, one being that we strengthen what we oppose. The more we pushed against an end to water fluoridation, any existing loop holes were legally closed to the extent that fluoride in water is now regarded as a food! You see fluoride as a medicine/cosmetic would require safety testing so its definition was conveniently altered.

Another lesson we learned was that public support is vital. More people need to become aware of the water fluoridation issue and although we had a series of events all over Ireland, no one person or group can reach everyone. We continue to spread awareness online and Aisling has incorporated the importance of clean safe water into her practice as a Holistic Nutrition Coach and Educator. More and more people are now getting on board and are speaking out to their families, friends and to people in their workplace. Aisling has created a free private online community where she shares transformative health tips.

Our state of consciousness creates the world. Change consciousness and together we help dissolve the current belief system. Real change comes from within to the extent that one’s life becomes the message and inspires others to change. If you’re not already a member of the growing online community for change, you are invited here to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnergyisYourCurrencyCom...nity/

Our aim is to ensure that water fluoridation issue stays topical and becomes mainstream over time. It will take a generational shift to shift awareness so in the meantime we have work to do before this happens. We need to educate the next generation of children (soon to be voters) who will instinctively know that water fluoridation isn't best practice.

Many truth seekers have understood that water fluoridation needs to be stopped as they see through the system. However, there are people who cannot take that quantum leap as it brings into disrepute the medical system in which they trust implicitly. Fluoride is a side effect of giving our power away to the medical system and the government. In the words of Nicolas Gonzalez “Medicine is an unacknowledged religion complete with its own language, costume and places of worship”.

Those who awaken to the reality of the water fluoridation policy find it difficult to understand those who cannot see what they see. We struggled with this ourselves in the beginning and were even ostracised by family members until they had heard it from other sources. Only then did their belief in water fluoridation shatter. We were made to feel like heretics as we challenged the medical system, one of the pillars of people’s belief systems.

Water fluoridation has been a gateway to awakening people to other injustices endemic in our country. It brings into question our alleged democratic governance and shows that our elected representatives don’t represent our wishes. The majority of councils in Ireland voted to end water fluoridation but the law prevents them from taking action.

In June 2017, Aisling spoke to a group in Galway demonstrating how she’s currently incorporating her message into her work which guarantees that more people will be educated on the risks of water fluoridation. As she has learned that fear is the number one impediment to people opening up to the water fluoridation issue, she has written a free eBook on how we can move from fear to trust. If you would like a free copy then please respond and we will send it to you.

The TGAF team also have more creative ideas to spread awareness of water fluoridation in a fun way and novel way- humour and a gentle dose of satire are needed at this point. We’ll keep you posted on what’s happening with this in the coming months.
We trust you have enjoyed your Summer and would love to invite you to belong to a community dedicated to raising awareness and consciousness. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnergyisYourCurrencyCom...nity/
The vision of a fluoride free Ireland is always in our thoughts.
Warm wishes,

The Girl Against Fluoride Team

author by RatForLeopublication date Sun Sep 24, 2017 07:20Report this post to the editors

new study shows fluoride exposure in utero linked with reduction in IQ

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/19/health/fluoride-iq-ne....html

author by Bengtpublication date Thu Sep 28, 2017 22:25Report this post to the editors

There was a lengthy Irish court case about government introduction of fluoride in public water supply in the 1960s and the court ruled that the government .had a right to do so through legislation. In your interesting article I find these two statements which are of doubtful philosophical value-
Our state of consciousness creates the world. Change consciousness and together we help dissolve the current belief system . I think the writer is echoing Sartre's assertion that man creates his own world, but that assertion may apply to social systems and human laws, not to the physical world which is a given. We cannot will the world physically to be otherwise than it is, although we can abuse and damage it. As for belief systems, these are handed down from generation to generation willingly and can only be changed willingly by individuals and groups who are persuaded that it is good to change or drop beliefs. Human nature cannot be changed by 'consciousness' since it is built into our mental genes. You can try to guide frail human nature - and parents do and have done so since the beginning of recorded time - and hope that as adults they will be guided by their better natures. Many children well guided become lifelong persons serving humanity rather than thwarting and oppressing it. But other individuals succumb to temptations and malevolent urgings and plot against harmonious society.

author by Authorpublication date Mon Oct 23, 2017 07:50Report this post to the editors

Can those extreme Left Wingers and extreme Right Wingers name ONE fatality from flouride in water?
They cannot.
There are no casualties.
Flouride is harmless.

author by KC Hansonpublication date Mon Oct 30, 2017 05:03Report this post to the editors

Not many years ago I was ambivalent about fluoridation, but there is nothing like a personal connection that can open one's eyes. A dear friend suffers from chemical sensitivities. Her affliction is severe enough that medical professionals have sternly advised her to avoid fluoridated water, both topically and orally. Now, her case may be on the high end of the sensitivity scale, but she does represent a small but definite population that suffers greatly when water supplies are fluoridated.

Add to that the significant % of folks who have hypo-thyroid conditions. Exposure to fluoridation aggrevates their symptoms, which range widely, but are not easily quantified.

"Documentation" in any of the above cases probably does not exist. Fluordationists demand statistics on "death by fluoride," but such calls are both irrational and diversionary. Individual's conditions are exacerbated by fluoridation chemicals. Symptoms are neither dramatic, overt or visible, but they are very real.

More broadly, it's not atypical for corporations or their shills to defiantly claim that "no one DIES from X!" Slow, methodical exposure to toxins is covert (at least, initially), but nonetheless damaging.

author by Well Manpublication date Mon Oct 30, 2017 09:13Report this post to the editors

Bottled spring water is 'pure', except for the 'sparkling' water which has been artificially carbonated, like fizzy orange and lemonade. The parish pump has disappeared from towns - only the cast iron body with long handle survives in some places as 'heritage monuments'. The family well has gone into disuse as a result of piped water. In times gone by they treated well water against algae and bacilli contamination by sprinkling lime once a year. However, there are still numerous Holy Wells which still offer pure untreated water. Go on a Pattern some day.

author by Connemara Manpublication date Mon Oct 30, 2017 17:00Report this post to the editors

Spring water is not pure.
After tumbling down through limestone or granite mountains the water is far from pure.
It will wreck your car battery.
Always put PURE H2O in your car battery.
Buy Distilled water ONLY.
Never use the river or your tap water to put in your car battery.

author by Well Manpublication date Mon Oct 30, 2017 17:16Report this post to the editors

Distilled water is sterile i.e. mineral trace elements and minute solid particles have been removed by the distillation process. That kind of water is needed for car batteries as the minute particles (stone, wood and organic matter) could accumulate and clog up the battery operations. Pure water, on the other hand, is ground water which has been filtered as it seeped down through earth and limestone. During the sometimes slow seepage stage trace chemical elements in earth and stone are dissolved. They become part of the water without making it unfit for human use. Many of these trace elements are good for various bodily functions. Pre-Christian inhabitants of Ireland discovered that certain wells at the bottom of hills in the primeval forests had healthy water, and they venerated such water sources. When Declan in Waterford and Patrick from Slemish began to evangelise the island in the early 5th century they came across traditional well water veneration among the pagans. Pragmatically they didn't ban these wells, but blessed them and told the new believers to continue visiting the holy wells and say prayers instead. If disused family wells are cleaned up (algae, moss and animal waste) and tested for contaminants, they could be brought back into local use, with no fluoride added.

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