Re-published by Donna Westfall on May 26, 2016, from an article published on May 22, 2012 –
In another attempt to limit free speech, Mayor Murray in Monday night’s city council meeting, May 21, 2012, cut off Gini Marie Aland during public comment stating that she was off topic. Then Mayor Murray cut off Connie Morrison during public comment stating she was off topic.
Interesting since the topic was a campaign to switch children from sugary drinks to consuming more water including the city’s tap water which contains FSA, a toxic industrial waste product.
Not only was Ms. Aland cut off by Mayor Murray, but her microphone was also shut off.
Herein is the context of Ms. Alands comments. Judge for yourself to see if she was On topic or OFF topic.
Good evening, my name is Gini Marie Aland and I live in the County.
While I sincerely believe the Rethink Your Drink program is an excellent idea, I would just like to remind folks what we are encouraging our children to drink.
Encouraging them to consume more city water that contains FSA would be a shame.This fluoridation chemical is an unrefined toxic industrial waste. It is linked to a rare bone cancer in boys called osteosarcoma. At least one young man in our community has already died from this rare cancer.
A doubling of lead in children’s blood is also linked to fluoridated drinking water. In 25 different studies, a lower IQ in children has been attributed to fluoridated water.
Dental fluorosis has also increased dramatically in our youth. These should NOT be conditions we aspire to for our city’s children. Vision can be affected which impacts the reading and learning process.
We should consider those children who like myself may suffer from an allergy to this chemical.
So for at least the children who drink this city’s fluoridated water, the parents may want to take an extra precaution and give their children filtered water.
You can fill jugs with reverse osmosis filtered water at Safeway or Ray’s for only 30 cents a gallon. Water is still an inexpensive alternative to the sugary drinks we don’t want them consuming, and filtered water tastes so much better than tap water!