Needless Surgery Again
“What's for supper? ” I asked my mother who often provided food
“Garbage! Mounds of it! ” She duly replied not even remotely rude
“Holy Moses! ” I groaned having just had needless surgery again
“Shut your cake hole! ” Barked she harshly like Barbie does to Ken
“Well, your lousy food is worse than what a bad dog gets in a pen! ”
“I'll kill you, ” she said, “until you are rendered completely dead! ”
The pantry moths in the spaghetti I shall ignore in order to be fed
The lizard eggs & raccoon guts & everything Granny served to Jed
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'The level of fluoride the government allows the public is based on scientifically fraudulent information and altered reports. People can be harmed simply by drinking water.'
'Journal of the American Medical Association, ' Sept 18,1943, Editorial.
'Fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons, probably because of their capacity to modify the metabolism of cells by changing the permeability of the cell membrane and by inhibiting certain enzyme systems. The exact mechanism of such actions is obscure. The sources of fluorine intoxication are drinking water containing 1 part per million or more of fluorine, fluoride compounds used as insecticidal spays for fruits and vegetables (cryolite and barium fluosilicate) and the mining and conversion of phosphate rock to super phosphate, which is used as fertilizer.'
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