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Is there something in the water?
Posted - 2/28/2013 3:33:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
This forum has always had its share of, shall we say "kooks", but the last few days it seems they have taken over the board. Maybe it is just me but I keep expecting to read about black helicopters and flouride in the water making us all sterile any day now. I think we need some warm weather so we can all go outside. I know I do.
Posted - 2/28/2013 4:01:40 PM | show profile | flag this post
To answer your question
my friend; "Is there something in the water?" YES. A couple of nefarious sounding elements. Has the FDA checked out this hydrogen/oxygen mix?? And has the mainstream media double checked the FDA? And have Chicago style thugs checked out the mainstream media consisting of both ultra-conservatives and scary libs?? Question Everything!! But Why?!?!
I can't wait for the 'New Pope' conspiracy talk. How come white [pure] smoke--good, black [panther] smoke--bad? Cardinals in red?? RED?? We all know that means. Was the Pope Mobile built with a Detroit bailout?? Why did the Tea Party Pope quit anyway?? And is he going to get free health care?? The Vatican has high stone walls--why can't Texas??
The problem blacked is that basement-dwelling 'Gollums' don't venture out even when Spring comes. Could melt donchaknow.
Posted - 2/28/2013 5:31:02 PM | show profile | flag this post
More than 10 years ago...
... I was in the newsroom watching Powell's address to the UN. All those sat images and facts. And the POTUS making allegation of yellowcake and the Bush administration tearing down UN inspections (and lack of evidence) and proclaiming Saddam's Imminent WMD threat. And them Blair, and then...
And a coworker turned to me and said, ya know is there any chance they're just rushing into this?
And I said, well, there's so much smoke there must be some fire. I mean, it would have to be a huge CONSPIRACY, or the biggest coordinated government lie since Watergate.
Wow was I wrong..
Sometimes it's not bad, or wrong, to be skeptical.
Especially if you are a real journalist.
America would have saved thousands of military lives, a 100-thousand iraqi lives. a trillion dollars and its international reputation.
But I guess hubris and sarcasm ... From the part of the polticical spectrum that got so much wrong, so often, and such a high price .. is pretty much standard.
Is there something the watercooler?
I'd check for assholes.
Posted - 2/28/2013 9:51:15 PM | show profile | flag this post
No need to check
We already found one!
Sorry but if you tee them up like that I gotta take the shot.
Posted - 2/28/2013 10:04:29 PM | show profile | flag this post
...He's here all week folks...
Posted - 3/1/2013 1:17:43 AM | show profile | flag this post
hey, blacked..my grandson's bar mitzvah is coming up..
what's your hourly rate?..:-)
|it's just tv folks||
Posted - 3/1/2013 9:28:58 AM | show profile | flag this post
Get the h*ll out of the watercooler blackedtaped. It's quite unsanitary.
Posted - 3/1/2013 9:33:24 AM | show profile | flag this post
Make that two
This is just too easy!
Thank you, thank you. Be sure and tip your waiters and waitresses, they work hard for you!
Posted - 3/1/2013 9:59:19 AM | show profile | flag this post
Question Everything!! But Why?!?!
First rule of journalism. Or had you forgotten?
Is your rule: Believe everything people tell you?
You sure act like it. If it's the official story, well, it's obviously 100% true, no need for any media. We'll just repost the press release, no need to check anything.
I guess we don't need the MSM after all. Since we can't ask questions, there is no need for any reporters at all (Gannett anyone??).
I guess everyone on this board will be happy to be unemployed.
Posted - 3/1/2013 10:23:26 AM | show profile | flag this post
But the first thing to question...
is the insanity behind conspiracy theories.
As far as the rush to Iraq being a conspiracy, never suspect a well planned conspiracy when old fashioned incompetence will accomplish the same result.
|it's just tv folks||
Posted - 3/1/2013 11:35:46 AM | show profile | flag this post
blackedtaped just peed in the watercooler
Posted - 3/1/2013 12:09:10 PM | show profile | flag this post
Keep trying It's Just Tv
But bathroom humor is really juvenile. You need to grow up a little.......what am I saying? Just stay that cute little child you always have been. We need it to balance out the adults here.
Posted - 3/1/2013 1:37:32 PM | show profile | flag this post
I remember that, too cdn...
I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Powell was showing sat shots and claimed they were mobile chem labs...say what? They looked like trailers...how could they tell? I was in the studio when someone came out and said we were going into Iraq. I was stunned. I knew there was no reason to fear Saddam...how our elected officials got duped into this is still beyond me. Our biggest mistake ever.
|it's just tv folks||
Posted - 3/1/2013 2:34:43 PM | show profile | flag this post
thank you blackedtaped
I was trying to post down to your level and I see I have succeeded! That was the first post of mine that you have been able to comprehend.
Posted - 3/1/2013 3:17:43 PM | show profile | flag this post
No, just the first I bothered to answer
The second grader next door can comprehend your writing.
Ok so let's just get this out of the way now. "Black". Now you can say "white" get the last word and we can move on with our lives.
Posted - 3/1/2013 4:15:41 PM | show profile | flag this post
By the way, fluoride IS poisonous. Not that anyone here notices or cares.
Fluoride is a toxic waste product from the aluminum, fertilizer, steel and nuclear industries. They didn't know how to dispose of this environmental hazard, so they sold it to the gov't who added it to the water supply.
Look it up, it's true.
It is illegal to dump the hazardous fluoride waste products hexafluorisilisic acid and sodium silicofluroride into water streams or rivers.
24 studies have shown a link between fluoride exposure and the lowering of IQ.
Fluoride is so toxic can eat through metal and concrete, and the people lucky enough to clean up fluoride spills must wear HAZMAT suits.
But drink up folks, give it to your babies, grandkids and spouses. It's completely safe. Keep getting that fluoride treatment.
Posted - 3/1/2013 4:21:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
Find one double-blind, randomized clinical trial that studies the use of fluoride in subjects who eat the same diet, have the same eating habits and the same oral hygiene routine, and proves fluoride is useful for preventing tooth decay.
That is, an evidence-based study.
And ... GO!!!
(Let me save you the trouble. It doesn't exist, has never existed, and will ever exist. Companies make too much money dumping off toxic waste to ever let that happen.
The study that prompted the introduction of fluoride into the water supply was done by ... yep you guessed, a fertilizer MANUFACTURER, Alcoa, that couldn't figure out how to get rid of its environmental waste.)
I'm going to start charging all of you for the education I am providing.
Posted - 3/1/2013 4:30:22 PM | show profile | flag this post
Any more doubts? Look at what has been happening in Australia.
lmgtfy ... no, do it yourselves.
Posted - 3/1/2013 6:08:39 PM | show profile | flag this post
Well, that explains
my third nipple and eleventh toe....
Posted - 3/1/2013 7:32:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
So now we have TWO angry loop-de-loops who think they're smarter than everyone else in the universe?
Posted - 3/1/2013 7:43:19 PM | show profile | flag this post
Know what's more poisonous than flouride?
Chlorine and sodium.
Yet big food manufacturers place a compound made of these two lethal elements in thousands of products.
Every restaurant in America also uses it.
Oh, and without it, you'd die.
Posted - 3/1/2013 7:43:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
"Conspiracy theories involving fluoridation are common, and include claims that fluoridation was motivated by protecting the U.S. atomic bomb program from litigation, that (as famously parodied in the film Dr. Strangelove) it is part of a Communist or New World Order plot to take over the world, that it was pioneered by a German chemical company to make people submissive to those in power, that behind the scenes it is promoted by the sugary food or phosphate fertilizer or aluminum industries, or that it is a smokescreen to cover failure to provide dental care to the poor. One such theory is that fluoridation was a public-relations ruse sponsored by fluoride polluters such as the aluminum maker Alcoa and the Manhattan Project, with conspirators that included industrialist Andrew Mellon and the Mellon Institute's researcher Gerald J. Cox, the Kettering Laboratory of the University of Cincinnati, the Federal Security Agency's administrator Oscar R. Ewing, and public-relations strategist Edward Bernays. Specific antifluoridation arguments change to match the spirit of the time.
"Opponents of fluoridation include Arvid Carlsson, Dr. Marcus Williams, Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd, researchers, dental and medical, alternative medical practitioners such as chiropractors, and health food enthusiasts; a few religious objectors, mostly Christian Scientists in the U.S.; and occasionally consumer groups and environmentalists. Organized political opposition has come from libertarians,the John Birch Society, and from groups like Green parties in the UK and New Zealand. Many people do not know that fluoridation is meant to prevent tooth decay, or that natural or bottled water can contain fluoride; as the general public does not have a particular view on fluoridation, the debate may reflect an argument between two relatively small lobbies for and against fluoridation. A 2009 survey of Australians found that 70% supported and 15% opposed fluoridation; those opposed were much more likely to score higher on outrage factors such as "unclear benefits". A 2003 study of focus groups from 16 European countries found that fluoridation was opposed by a majority of focus group members in most of the countries, including France, Germany, and the UK. A 1999 survey in Sheffield, UK found that while a 62% majority favored water fluoridation in the city, the 31% that were opposed expressed their preference with greater intensity than supporters. A 2007 Scottish bioethics council report concluded that good evidence for or against water fluoridation is lacking, therefore local and regional democratic procedures are the most appropriate way to decide whether to fluoridate. Every year in the U.S., pro- and anti-fluoridationists face off in referenda or other public decision-making processes: in most of them, fluoridation is rejected. In the U.S., rejection is more likely when the decision is made by a public referendum; in Europe, most decisions against fluoridation have been made administratively. Neither side of the dispute appears to be weakening or willing to concede."
Posted - 3/1/2013 7:52:41 PM | show profile | flag this post
Here's another one that will have you screaming and reaching for your old Skylab helmet:
Oxygen is toxic!
Yes, that's right: 21 percent of Earth's atmosphere, and it's as dangerous as hammering dynamite.
From the moment you were conceived, you were a goner.
Posted - 3/2/2013 9:00:35 AM | show profile | flag this post
While we're at it...
wanna talk about vaccines?
I mean, a former Playboy centerfold and MTV Gameshow hostess surely knows more about vaccines that the collected intelligence of the world's public health professionals!