Water fluoridation linked to ADHD, obesity and depression

(NaturalNews) Water fluoridation has been linked with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a new study conducted by researchers from York University in Toronto, and published in the journal Environmental Health.

Although prior studies have suggested that there might be a connection between fluoride and hyperactivity, the new study is the first to look at the relationship between ADHD and water fluoridation in particular.

“Given the number of children in the U.S. exposed to fluoridation, it is important to follow this up,” said Thomas Zoeller of UMass-Amherst, who was not involved in the study.

The study used fluoridation data from 1992. Since then, the proportion of the U.S. population drinking fluoridated water has increased from 56 to 67 percent. During that same time, the proportion of children diagnosed with ADHD has increased from 7 to 11 percent.

‘Huge’ effect

The researchers compared ADHD rates between all 50 U.S. states, then compared these with those states’ prevalence of artificial water fluoridation.

“States in which a greater proportion of people received artificially-fluoridated water in 1992 tended to have a greater proportion of children and adolescents who received ADHD diagnoses [in later years], after controlling for socioeconomic status,” researcher Ashley Malin said.

It was important to control for socioeconomic status, because poor children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.

Delaware and Iowa are both examples of states with low poverty rates that had higher-than-expected rates of ADHD (14 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 17). Both states have heavily fluoridated water systems.

Based on the study data, the researchers constructed a model that predicted that even after controlling for socioeconomic status, every 1 percent of the U.S. population that drank fluoridated water in 1992 was associated with an extra 67,000 cases of ADHD by 2003, and an extra 131,000 cases by 2011….


Banksters have Stranglehold on Pacifica Network, Might Close Jan 8th

First and foremost we want all our supporters and listeners to know your donations over the last few years have been used to improve KPFA’s operations and to update our website and the technical tools of the trade. KPFA is reaching its goals, paying our bills and expanding our operation. It is your support that has floated this independent media ship and allowed us to continue our 69-year mission of speaking truth to power. Things at KPFA have been going well. The current financial problem at Pacifica is not of our making.

The imminent danger is a judgment against KPFA’s parent company the Pacifica Foundation that could drain KPFA of its operating funds and take the Bay Area’s only truly progressive radio station off the air. The Pacifica National Board has yet to take decisive action to protect the assets of the foundation leaving the future of the network uncertain.


In the absence of any clear direction from the Pacifica National Board, we can only present to you what we know and what we don’t know with an emphasis on how it pertains to KPFA.


What we Know


January 8th KPFA’s money and property may be seized by the Empire State Realty Trust because of a 1.8 million dollar debt of our sister station WBAI in New York. At that point, our building and our bank account will no longer be under our control.


What We Don’t Know


How aggressive will ESRT be? If this happens will we be forced out and unable to continue broadcasting? Will they charge us rent? Will they empty our checking account? If so we would be unable to operate the station.

How Did This Happen?

  • WBAI owes the Empire State Realty Trust 1.8 million dollars in delinquent transmitter rent. [Plus more delinquent rent since April, not covered in the suit.] ESRT filed in court against Pacifica on November 23rd, 2016. Their monthly rent is currently at $53K per month escalating each month.

On October 4 a judge found in favor of ESRT making it possible for them to file in all states where Pacifica has properties, allowing them to seize money and property.


The idea of a signal swap for WBAI was ignited and brokers were hired.

The PNB voted to give IED the authority to begin preparation for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but he and many others on the PNB thought to sell properties (like our two adjacent buildings) and others could cover the debt. The other idea was a high-interest loan that so far has never been secured.  All of these instead of the signal swap in New York.

Then the PNB rescinded the bankruptcy resolution. Also, KPFA and KPFK signals were added for signal swaps.

ESRT judgment filed in California on December 6th to seize property and money from KPFA and K. It is a 30-day waiting period that ends January 12h.

Then the PNB voted to allow some prep for Bankruptcy.

At PNB meeting 2 weeks ago California’s Deputy Attorney General, Julianne Mossier spoke at the meeting and made it clear that the board needed to vote to take action immediately and that anyone who obstructs for any personal reasons were liable for not carrying out their fiduciary duties.

The board ignored her plea but set up an emergency meeting about moving ahead with bankruptcy the following Monday but no action was taken.

The clock is ticking…


Success: Almost 50% of Detroit residents can’t read

 Students of the Detroit, MI, public school system have been dealt a losing hand, according to a new study from the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund. The DRWF is a group that strives to provide citizens of Detroit with workforce training which will increase career readiness and opportunities. They recently released a report stating that 47 percent of people in Detroit are “functionally illiterate.”

The report, titled “Addressing Detroit’s Basic Skills Crisis,” argues that this is as detrimental to Detroit citizens as the Flint water crisis has been to residents of the city of Flint.

According to the report:

Various estimates of the scale of need for basic skills services in the region convey a crisis-level order of magnitude:

  • The National Institute for Literacy estimates that 47% of adults (more than 200,000 individuals) in the City of Detroit are functionally illiterate, referring to the inability of an individual to use reading, speaking, writing, and computational skills in everyday life situations.
  • We also know that of the 200,000 adults who are functionally illiterate, approximately half have a high school diploma or GED, so this issue cannot be solely addressed by a focus on adult high-school completion.
  • The remaining 100,000 of these functionally illiterate adults (age 25 and older) lack a high school diploma or GED, another prerequisite for employment success.

Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who is the Director of the DRWF, spoke to local newsradio station WWJabout just how serious the implications of this study are for the city of Detroit. She said, “Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks. I don’t really know how they get by, but they do. Are they getting by well? Well, that’s another question.” (RELATED: Get more news like this at Mind.news)

This study mirrors concerns brought to light in a current lawsuit against the State of Michigan over whether or not literacy is a right owed by all citizens. According to The Detroit News, Governor Rick Snyder made an alarming statement suggesting that Detroit students have no fundamental rights to literacy. Attorneys for Gov. Snyder and state education officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss the case. Per the same news site, the lawsuit, which was filed September 13, 2016, was brought by seven students alleging that for years Detroit schools have been allowed to deteriorate with little to no improvement. This has assisted in greatly impairing the level of education to which these students are subjected. The plaintiffs were students at schools that are considered to be the lowest performing in the district….


Is Huma Abedeen also sporting new anklewear fashion?

On the afternoon of December 29, 2017, thanks to a FOIA lawsuit by Judicial Watch, the State Department released 2,800 work-related emails of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, which the FBI had found in a laptop of Abedin’s estranged husband and convicted pedophile Anthony Weiner. The FBI redacted large portions of the emails before releasing them to the public.

The Daily Mail reports that aninitial review of the 2,800 documents dumped by the State Department reveal at least 5 emails classified at the ‘confidential level,’ the third most sensitive level the U.S. government uses. And yet the emails are in Weiner’s laptop although, as a civilian and former Congressman, Weiner does not have the proper clearance to view or store classified documents on his laptop.

Daily Caller found, among the 2,800 released emails, that Huma Abedin had used her personal, unsecured Yahoo email account to forward sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems. Abedin’s Yahoo email account — along with every single Yahoo account, totaling 3 billion accounts — was hacked in August 2013, which Yahoo’s parent company Verizon admitted FOUR years later, in October 2017.

Zero Hedge reports that on December 29, Huma Abedin was seen heading into the Hillary Clinton offices in midtown Manhattan just a few hours before the FBI released the 2,800 emails. She was wearing long, bell-bottom pants.

A sharp-eyed netizen spotted some very interesting wrinkles the size and shape of an ankle monitor in Abedin’s right pant leg…



New Ice Age Imminent?

It’s easy to jump to conclusions given the current weather conditions but there are reasons to think that the earth is rapidly cooling in a serious way:

Solar Grand Minimums, Magnetic Reversals and Ice Ages” with Ben Davidson, Guns and Butter KPFA-FM Jan 3rd 2018

Ben Davidson joins again to continue the conversation on space weather and its influence on the climate. He discusses the regular solar cycles and the impact of the coming Solar Grand Minimum and the emergence of the Polar Vortex. He takes it deeper with a discussion on magnetic reversals and the current state of our magnetosphere and provides some similarities with solar magnetic reversals and the Earth’s current magnetic excursion. He also covers the role of galactic cosmic rays and their impact on the climate.