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Water district candidates seek reform

Original post made on Jul 19, 2010

Two local politicians -- Bern Beecham and Lou Becker -- have announced they plan to run for a seat on the governing board of the Santa Clara Valley Water District in the November election.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 19, 2010, 1:50 PM

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Posted by MV citizen
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Maybe somebody can tell us why hydrofluosilicic acid is added to our drinking water.
Maybe somebody can tell us that dental cavities are not caused by lack of fluoride, but by the bacteria streptococcus mutans A (discovered in 1929 A.D.).
Maybe somebody can tell us that Strep mutans A is passed on by our own mothers who infect us through contact with the bacteria that thrive in their mouth (identified by mitochondrial DNA).
Or maybe that 2% of all people are immune to tooth decay because they were never infected with Strep mutans A before they were of two years of age.
Maybe somebody can tell us that Strep mutans A in contact with table sugar (Sucrose) is the only cause of dental cavities.
Maybe somebody can tell us that if all Sugar (Sucrose) was eliminated from our diet, dentists would soon be out of work (except for gum disease).
Maybe somebody will tell us that water fluoridation is actually a pointless exercise as a way to dispose of toxic fluorides (an industrial waste), a waste product of fertilizer manufacture and aluminum refining.
If water fluoridation actually prevented cavities, why are dentists still in business?
Very few people will understand this post, the rest will consume toxic fluoridated water and toxic fluoridated toothpaste.

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Posted by Brian Schmidt
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I want to thank the Mountain View Voice for highlighting this important election where Lou, Bern, and I are running. Water supply, flooding, and environmental health may seem to be (and are) technical issues, but they're also crucially important to our community.

Two weeks ago I set up a website that details my plan for action at, and at As far as I know, Lou and Bern haven't yet set up websites but I'm sure they will, giving voters a chance to see what they hope to do.

I should clarify that my website lists my past and ongoing experience, including as a lecturer at Santa Clara University where I co-taught a class in environmental law to graduate and undergraduate students, but I'm no longer teaching there.

-Brian Schmidt

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Posted by last of the 'wild' places
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 24, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Cuesta is the last of the wild places, where kids climb trees, herons hunt for dinner, dogs play, and locals bring kids to toddle while playing with radio controlled cars. This is heaven on earth. STOP the filling of Cuesta park's field while you still can. There simply are not any places left that serve this purpose. I know, 50 years around here and I know. We won't the wild open places in our city. NOT overdeveloped, costly to maintain manicured pits.

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