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  •  OMG, the fluoride wars in Portland (6+ / 0-)

    I've heard the "and that's just like Hitler" argument from the anti folks; apparently someone claimed fluoride is used in rat poison (!?!), which then gets linked to cyanide, which then get links to gas chambers, which then--well, you get the drift.

    I had fun reading the letters to the editor in the Portland Mercury--they read like the Kos hate mail, though with better spelling.

    For their part, the pro side dealt out the Race Card early on, accusing opponents of flashing their "White Privilege" (though I saw that bullshit argument here on Daily Kos during the health care debate), and engaged in shifty election tricks . . . but the antis take the cake--you'd think someone had proposed adding plutonium to the water.

    Still--keep Portland weird--or at least, BEERed?

    And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

    by Pale Jenova on Tue May 14, 2013 at 07:10:41 AM PDT

    •  As to beer (1+ / 0-)
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      one of the anti arguments is that it will affect the taste of the beer form Portland's booming microbreweries.

      Seriously.

      •  I believe most of the prominent breweries... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...have already issued statements that they don't believe fluoridation will change the flavor of their beer.

        •  At 0.7 parts per million, one would be hard (0+ / 0-)

          pressed to taste the difference. So, yea.

          I don't drink beer myself so hey . . .

          At least the beer argument isn't nearly as silly as some. "An Inconvenient Tooth." haha.

          And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

          by Pale Jenova on Tue May 14, 2013 at 07:51:32 PM PDT

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