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Anti-fluoridationists go to Supreme Court – who is paying for this?

The costly battle to prevent fluoridating the water supply of two small Taranaki towns has gone on for four years – and it looks like continuing. Last October the South Taranaki District Council won a costly four-year court battle for … Continue reading

Water fluoridation – what to expect in the near future

Community water fluoridation (CWF) will persist in science news for the foreseeable future – not for any valid scientific reason but because of reaction to political pressures against it. This is particularly so in New Zealand where our parliament will be … Continue reading

White Helmets confirm authenticity of acted “rescue” video

The acted White Helmets “rescue” video, the crew involved and the professional actor who was the “victim” It really is a case of “reader beware” these days.  There is so much misinformation about – in the mainstream media as well as in alternative … Continue reading

Why should we subsidise religious leaders and their silly statements?

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki’s statement blaming the Kaikoura earthquake on “gays, sinners, and murderers” highlights the stupidity of our charity laws which define the advancement of religion a charitable activity and give tax exempt status to religions purely because they advance religion. Public … Continue reading

Does community water fluoridation reduce diabetes prevalence?

You will be seeing headlines claiming a link between community water fluoridation (CWF) and diabetes. Or even that fluoridation can predict an increase in the prevalence of diabetes. But they are misleading These articles report results from a recently published study indicating … Continue reading

Ethics and the doping scandal – a response to Guest Work

International Olympic Committee (IOC) decisions about participation of athletes from the Russian Federation in the Rio Olympics have brought both criticism and support – from the political as well as the sporting communities. The issues of sports doping, the responsibilities … Continue reading

Fluoridation: Whakatane District Council makes the Hamilton mistake

Here we go again. The Whakatane District Council has ignored the results of their own referendum and decided to stop community water fluoridation (CWF). (see Council votes to stop fluoridation, and Whakatane mayor stands by fluoride decision).  This mirrors almost exactly the behaviour of … Continue reading

Putin’s UN address: “Do you realise what you’ve done?”

These two posts of speeches from the current UN General Assembly might provoke some discussion ( and I sincerely hope they do). They are the major speeches presented by US President Barak Obama and Russian federation President Vladimir Putin. I have … Continue reading

Obama’s United Nations address: “We Must Stamp Out ‘Apocalyptic Cult’ ISIS”

These two posts of speeches from the current UN General Assembly might provoke some discussion ( and I sincerely hope they do). They are the major speeches presented by US President Barak Obama and Russian federation President Vladimir Putin. I have … Continue reading

Humanitarian intervention – but when & how?

People are demanding politicians do something about the current refugee crisis. They are demanding humanitarian intervention, a change in the normal rules and so that refugees can be settled safely. Politicians are dragging their feet – which is inhumane, considering … Continue reading