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2013-05-03 08:15:15 AM  
Fluoride in water.
Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.

We've been doing it for decades and it seems to have worked pretty well so far.
 
2013-05-03 08:16:16 AM  

spickus: imageshack.us

And in others.....


/Puts the fluoride in your water.


Dental fluorosis occurs with extremely high levels of fluoride exposure, typically at levels way above what you find in the municipal tap.

Do you know how these people typically get their dental fluorosis? They usually get it from well water, because the naturally occurring well water will typically have way higher levels of dissolved fluoride in it. The municipal tap is monitored to keep fluoride at a low level which is demonstrated safe for human consumption.
 
2013-05-03 08:17:45 AM  

TwistedFark: badhatharry: The amount of flouride in a tube of toothpaste could kill a small child.  If you ingests more than the amount used to brush, call poison control.

Enjoy your flouride water!

That's a lie.

Toothpaste only has about 1000 ppm fluoride in it, or about 20-30 times LESS than a lethal dose. At the very most, it might give you a tummy ache - as you would expect from being stupid enough to eat a tube of toothpaste.

Practically everything can be lethal if you ingest too much of (think; water toxicity). I take asprin when I have a headache. I don't take 30 of them because I'm not a moron.

Enjoy eating 30 tubes of toothpaste!


Once you realize that everything is trying to kill you, you can enjoy life.
 
2013-05-03 08:17:49 AM  

hardinparamedic: notto: Or take colloidal silver as advertised on Alex Jones.

[j6p.net image 300x330]

/the above is NOT a photoshop.


Maybe I'm missing something...what about that picture is supposed to make me think it's a PS?

/curious
 
2013-05-03 08:19:50 AM  

RexTalionis: spickus: imageshack.us

And in others.....


/Puts the fluoride in your water.

Dental fluorosis occurs with extremely high levels of fluoride exposure, typically at levels way above what you find in the municipal tap.

Do you know how these people typically get their dental fluorosis? They usually get it from well water, because the naturally occurring well water will typically have way higher levels of dissolved fluoride in it. The municipal tap is monitored to keep fluoride at a low level which is demonstrated safe for human consumption.


No shiat?
 
2013-05-03 08:20:10 AM  
yep.

Done in one.

Was expecting the General somewhere around the fifth post or so.

good job.
 
2013-05-03 08:24:16 AM  

badhatharry: The amount of flouride in a tube of toothpaste could kill a small child.  If you ingests more than the amount used to brush, call poison control.

Enjoy your flouride water!


Wake up, sheeple!
 
2013-05-03 08:26:37 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I just don't like the idea of my beer being adulterated with fluoride. Many Portland breweries use the city's (delicious) tap water as the basis for their beers. Adding fluoride introduces a change that is neither wanted nor desired.

Keep fluoride out of the water. If not for the childrens' sakes, at least for the beer's.


This is the only legitimate argument, and has completely swayed my opinion. No fluoride!
 
2013-05-03 08:27:04 AM  

DirkValentine: hardinparamedic: notto: Or take colloidal silver as advertised on Alex Jones.

[j6p.net image 300x330]

/the above is NOT a photoshop.

Maybe I'm missing something...what about that picture is supposed to make me think it's a PS?

/curious


He's blue. Taking colloidal silver can turn you blue like a goddamned smurf.
 
2013-05-03 08:27:11 AM  

Arachnophobe: AlienOmega: "Fluoride in toothpaste does not actually fight tooth decay. It does however render teeth visible to spy satellites."

[/just had a Justice League Unlimited binge]

Then you must also be aware of the sinister true purpose of aglets.


They're forged by Illuminati mystics.. to prevent us from finding out the truth!
 
2013-05-03 08:29:34 AM  

TrollingForColumbine: Cretony38: heypete: Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.

My, what a convincing argument.

On one hand, we have a random person on the internet telling people to look in the dictionary and be scared of what they read.

On the other hand, we have actual scientists, national and international scientific and public health organizations, and decades of peer-reviewed research to support the idea that adding minute amounts of fluoride to drinking water improves dental health for entire communities with essentially no side effects.

I think I'm going to with the scientists on this one.

So you looked it up in your dictionary, how'd ya like what you read? So your defense is to attack me for directing you to your own reference and I'm in the wrong? I guess It's only a little poison...

you know what else is poisonous. Alcohol, Morphine, Oxygen,  and many other things you utilize everyday.


All I did was point out that this industrial by-product which has been used as pest control for what it is. And you guys get so defensive and attack me because you don't like the facts. Well I don't like them either. "Decades of peer review" so if its such a convincing argument why are they constantly studying it? And where does your fluoride come from?
 
2013-05-03 08:31:32 AM  

Cretony38: So you looked it up in your dictionary, how'd ya like what you read? So your defense is to attack me for directing you to your own reference and I'm in the wrong? I guess It's only a little poison...


No, my position is to say "a dictionary definition does not tell the whole story and it's silly to rely on just the dictionary in the face of extensive scientific studies that say that it is beneficial".

Would I want to breathe pure fluorine gas? Certainly not. It is, as you point out, poisonous. There's a lot of things that, if taken to excess, are poisonous or harmful but can be beneficial in smaller quantities. Iron, for example, is necessary for hemoglobin in the blood, but if you ingesting excessive iron can cause failure of the liver, heart, and pancreas. Same thing with antibiotics (which are effectively poison) and other medicines. Drinking too much water can be dangerous to your health.

Numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies show that adding fluoride compounds to drinking water improves dental health with extremely rare side effects. National and international public health agencies composed of scientists, doctors, dentists, and other experts recommend doing so.

Are you suggesting that I disregard scientific results which are based on decades of study, leading experts from around the world, and national and international public health agencies because of a dictionary definition?
 
2013-05-03 08:32:49 AM  

Lady Indica: DirkValentine: hardinparamedic: notto: Or take colloidal silver as advertised on Alex Jones.

[j6p.net image 300x330]

/the above is NOT a photoshop.

Maybe I'm missing something...what about that picture is supposed to make me think it's a PS?

/curious

He's blue. Taking colloidal silver can turn you blue like a goddamned smurf.


HA!!!  That's all I could think of but was obviously to farking lazy to google it.

That's funny stuff!
 
2013-05-03 08:32:58 AM  

Kuroshin: AverageAmericanGuy: I just don't like the idea of my beer being adulterated with fluoride. Many Portland breweries use the city's (delicious) tap water as the basis for their beers. Adding fluoride introduces a change that is neither wanted nor desired.

Keep fluoride out of the water. If not for the childrens' sakes, at least for the beer's.

This is the only legitimate argument, and has completely swayed my opinion. No fluoride!


farking campden tablets or charcoal filters, HOW DO THEY WORK?!
 
2013-05-03 08:34:34 AM  

Cretony38: All I did was point out that this industrial by-product which has been used as pest control for what it is. And you guys get so defensive and attack me because you don't like the facts. Well I don't like them either. "Decades of peer review" so if its such a convincing argument why are they constantly studying it? And where does your fluoride come from?


You sound concerned.
 
2013-05-03 08:38:03 AM  
Of course Fluoride is bad. Dr Mercola told me so. My right wing conservative conspiracy believing mother-in-law uses xylitol toothpaste with no fluoride in it and her town in Washington voted down a measure to fluoridate their water. But she's old, so when her teeth fall out, we can just blame it on that.
 
2013-05-03 08:38:14 AM  

Lexx: farking campden tablets or charcoal filters, HOW DO THEY WORK?!


Neither remove fluoride.
 
2013-05-03 08:38:16 AM  

VictoryCabal: Fluoride in water.
Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.

We've been doing it for decades and it seems to have worked pretty well so far.


We should also be putting lithium in something.
 
2013-05-03 08:39:40 AM  

spickus: Neither remove fluoride.


Distillation, however, does.
 
2013-05-03 08:41:34 AM  

neversubmit: VictoryCabal: Fluoride in water.
Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.

We've been doing it for decades and it seems to have worked pretty well so far.

We should also be putting lithium in something.


brawndo
 
2013-05-03 08:42:46 AM  

heypete: spickus: Neither remove fluoride.

Distillation, however, does.


Never said otherwise but I am curious as to why people are concerned about it affecting beer?
 
2013-05-03 08:43:55 AM  

DirkValentine: Lady Indica: DirkValentine: hardinparamedic: notto: Or take colloidal silver as advertised on Alex Jones.

[j6p.net image 300x330]

/the above is NOT a photoshop.

Maybe I'm missing something...what about that picture is supposed to make me think it's a PS?

/curious

He's blue. Taking colloidal silver can turn you blue like a goddamned smurf.

HA!!!  That's all I could think of but was obviously to farking lazy to google it.

That's funny stuff!


It really is because its not a harmful condition, except I would imagine psychologically.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria
 
2013-05-03 08:44:19 AM  

heypete: Cretony38: So you looked it up in your dictionary, how'd ya like what you read? So your defense is to attack me for directing you to your own reference and I'm in the wrong? I guess It's only a little poison...

No, my position is to say "a dictionary definition does not tell the whole story and it's silly to rely on just the dictionary in the face of extensive scientific studies that say that it is beneficial".

Would I want to breathe pure fluorine gas? Certainly not. It is, as you point out, poisonous. There's a lot of things that, if taken to excess, are poisonous or harmful but can be beneficial in smaller quantities. Iron, for example, is necessary for hemoglobin in the blood, but if you ingesting excessive iron can cause failure of the liver, heart, and pancreas. Same thing with antibiotics (which are effectively poison) and other medicines. Drinking too much water can be dangerous to your health.

Numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies show that adding fluoride compounds to drinking water improves dental health with extremely rare side effects. National and international public health agencies composed of scientists, doctors, dentists, and other experts recommend doing so.

Are you suggesting that I disregard scientific results which are based on decades of study, leading experts from around the world, and national and international public health agencies because of a dictionary definition?


The real problem is the amount of prescription medicine that doesn't get filtered out of the water things like viagra and antidepressants.  Sometimes after drinking water I get boners yet am apathetic about fapping it.
 
2013-05-03 08:44:47 AM  

TwistedFark: badhatharry: The amount of flouride in a tube of toothpaste could kill a small child.  If you ingests more than the amount used to brush, call poison control.

Enjoy your flouride water!

That's a lie.

Toothpaste only has about 1000 ppm fluoride in it, or about 20-30 times LESS than a lethal dose. At the very most, it might give you a tummy ache - as you would expect from being stupid enough to eat a tube of toothpaste.

Practically everything can be lethal if you ingest too much of (think; water toxicity). I take asprin when I have a headache. I don't take 30 of them because I'm not a moron.

Enjoy eating 30 tubes of toothpaste!


I thought that was true. It may not be lethal but it's a lot more than a tummy ache. The warning is right on the tube, you can check yours, "If you accidentally swallow more than the amount used for brushing, get medical assisstance or contact Poision Control right away."  This is one of those idiotic legal disclaimers but it's there for a reason. Somebody sued because they were injured by misusing this product.
 
2013-05-03 08:45:36 AM  

spickus: Never said otherwise but I am curious as to why people are concerned about it affecting beer?


True. I was just pointing it out in case anyone was curious. :)

As for beer, I dunno. I can't taste any difference between normal fluoridated water and non-fluoridated water. Various articles I've read on the subject say that it shouldn't affect taste at all.

/likes beer
 
2013-05-03 08:46:02 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: That's some good sarcasm. I feel refreshed.


QFT
 
2013-05-03 08:46:39 AM  
Wichita voted down fluoride just this past year. So keep that in mind, Portland. You'll be just like Wichita, America.
 
2013-05-03 08:46:45 AM  

CPennypacker: neversubmit: VictoryCabal: Fluoride in water.
Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.

We've been doing it for decades and it seems to have worked pretty well so far.

We should also be putting lithium in something.

brawndo


One of these things is not like the other.

Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.
Lithium in Brawndo.

Can you tell which one is not like the other?
 
2013-05-03 08:48:48 AM  
I lol'ed.

/See also: anti-vaxxers
 
2013-05-03 08:49:53 AM  

neversubmit: CPennypacker: neversubmit: VictoryCabal: Fluoride in water.
Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.

We've been doing it for decades and it seems to have worked pretty well so far.

We should also be putting lithium in something.

brawndo

One of these things is not like the other.

Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.
Lithium in Brawndo.

Can you tell which one is not like the other?


BUT ITS GOT WHAT PLANTS CRAVE
 
2013-05-03 08:50:00 AM  

neversubmit: Lithium in Brawndo.


But it's got what plants crave!
 
2013-05-03 08:53:59 AM  
TwistedFark: Toothpaste only has about 1000 ppm fluoride in it, or about 20-30 times LESS than a lethal dose.

Um, in what universe are legal doses measured in parts per million?

Please stop trying to help.
 
2013-05-03 08:56:02 AM  
I wonder how many farkers that took this article seriously have made fun of people who took articles in The Onion seriously.

 
How many will now say, "I knew it was satirical humor all along, chortle chortle chortle".
 
2013-05-03 08:56:49 AM  
LETHAL. Goddamn autocorrect.
 
2013-05-03 08:57:47 AM  

Zagloba: TwistedFark: Toothpaste only has about 1000 ppm fluoride in it, or about 20-30 times LESS than a lethal dose.

Um, in what universe are legal doses measured in parts per million?

Please stop trying to help.


I think we can all agree that fluoride is legal.
 
2013-05-03 09:00:00 AM  

CPennypacker: neversubmit: CPennypacker: neversubmit: VictoryCabal: Fluoride in water.
Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.

We've been doing it for decades and it seems to have worked pretty well so far.

We should also be putting lithium in something.

brawndo

One of these things is not like the other.

Iodine in salt.
Niacin in flour.
Vitamin D in milk.
Lithium in Brawndo.

Can you tell which one is not like the other?

BUT ITS GOT WHAT PLANTS CRAVE


t3knomanser: neversubmit: Lithium in Brawndo.

But it's got what plants crave!


CONTEXT MATTERS! :)
 
2013-05-03 09:01:52 AM  

Zagloba: Um, in what universe are legal doses measured in parts per million?


But let's do it right. The LD50 for sodium fluoride is 32mg/kg of bodyweight. At 1000ppm of fluoride, you'd need to consume 32g of toothpaste per kg of bodyweight for a lethal dose (unless I slipped a decimal point out). An average tube contains 164g, so a very small child could die from eating an entire tube.
 
2013-05-03 09:06:49 AM  

spickus: Lexx: farking campden tablets or charcoal filters, HOW DO THEY WORK?!

Neither remove fluoride.


Yes they do.  Let me google that for you.
 
2013-05-03 09:08:31 AM  

Lexx: spickus: Lexx: farking campden tablets or charcoal filters, HOW DO THEY WORK?!

Neither remove fluoride.

Yes they do.  Let me google that for you.


No they do not and your link doesn't say that they do.
 
2013-05-03 09:08:32 AM  
Some laid back cities have natural Lithium in the water.
 
2013-05-03 09:08:44 AM  

Lexx: Yes they do.  Let me google that for you.


Those products remove  chlorine, not  fluorine.
 
2013-05-03 09:11:00 AM  

TwistedFark: badhatharry: The amount of flouride in a tube of toothpaste could kill a small child.  If you ingests more than the amount used to brush, call poison control.

Enjoy your flouride water!

That's a lie.

Toothpaste only has about 1000 ppm fluoride in it, or about 20-30 times LESS than a lethal dose. At the very most, it might give you a tummy ache - as you would expect from being stupid enough to eat a tube of toothpaste.

Practically everything can be lethal if you ingest too much of (think; water toxicity). I take asprin when I have a headache. I don't take 30 of them because I'm not a moron.

Enjoy eating 30 tubes of toothpaste!


We require potassium to survive, but too much kills you.  Vitamin C is toxic at a high enough level, so we should avoid it altogether. Enjoy your scurvy.

Any time someone runs to the "flouride is poison" argument, I know they're not worth engaging since they haven't employed any critical thinking to the subject.

Thank you for doing it so I didn't have to.
 
2013-05-03 09:11:50 AM  
Let's not insult colloidal silver. Can you think of a better way to protect yourself from vampires?

/Fed fluoride since I was a kid.
//Never had any cavities.
///Extreme liberal.
 
2013-05-03 09:12:06 AM  

Lady Indica: This type of derp is dangerous.


Dangerous?

Eh, maybe....maybe not.

Entertaining?

Hell yes!
 
2013-05-03 09:12:35 AM  
I once conpaired the use of fluorine to homeopathy, that was a fun thread...
 
2013-05-03 09:14:26 AM  

rufus-t-firefly: We require potassium to survive, but too much kills you.


It's always amusing to point out that potassium-40 is radioactive and is the largest source of radiation for the average person. Postassium-rich foods like bananas are sometimes used for informal examples of radiation exposure.
 
2013-05-03 09:16:51 AM  

heypete: rufus-t-firefly: We require potassium to survive, but too much kills you.

It's always amusing to point out that potassium-40 is radioactive and is the largest source of radiation for the average person. Postassium-rich foods like bananas are sometimes used for informal examples of radiation exposure.


Pure potassium also LIGHTS ON FIRE when you expose it to WATER. Can you think of anything more unnatural?!
 
2013-05-03 09:17:25 AM  

TheGogmagog: The real problem is the amount of prescription medicine that doesn't get filtered out of the water things like viagra and antidepressants.  Sometimes after drinking water I get boners yet am apathetic about fapping it.


at least with all the ambien in the water we are likely catching up with ourmasturbation in the middle of the night with those zombie like trances.
 
2013-05-03 09:17:27 AM  

spickus: Lexx: spickus: Lexx: farking campden tablets or charcoal filters, HOW DO THEY WORK?!

Neither remove fluoride.

Yes they do.  Let me google that for you.

No they do not and your link doesn't say that they do.


Whoops, I thought you meant Chlorine.  But carbon filtration (bone carbon) does remove fluoride from water.
 
2013-05-03 09:20:00 AM  

Skarekrough: Lady Indica: This type of derp is dangerous.

Dangerous?

Eh, maybe....maybe not.

Entertaining?

Hell yes!


It was satire you dolts!
 
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