Town Meeting Be Damned
In a surprise show of emotion Light and Water manager John Driscoll stated that he had no intention of shutting off the Fluoride to the town’s water supply even if fluoridation was voted to be discontinued at this May’s Annual Town Meeting. Stating he had been in contact with Mass Department of Public Health Representative Myron Allukian, Mr. Driscoll was adamant in continuing fluoridation, Town Meeting be damned.
A Citizen’s Petition has been submitted to the Selectmen’s office and has been verified at the Town Clerk’s office to be added to the warrant for this May’s Annual Town Meeting. This petition states, “Shall the town vote to discontinue fluoridating the town water supply”.
This Citizen’s Petition was signed by over one hundred and fifty Town of Templeton voters to be put on this years warrant.
Arvid Carllson the winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in medicine and pharmacology and a major factor for keeping fluoridation out of his Country of Sweden had this to say about fluoridation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhELSXwU_40&feature=share .
Surely Arvid Carllson can be ignored only at our own peril.
Littleton Mass. voted overwhelmingly to keep fluoride out of their water supply in a recent vote in that town. Yarmouth Mass. a large community on Cape Cod voted three to one not to fluoridate. Articles concerning these recent votes were left with Mr. Driscoll at the Water Department meeting. It is hoped that Mr. Driscoll will make an effort to learn about the many health problems associated with fluoridation.
An excellent place to learn about fluoride and health effects associated with fluoridation is the Fluoride Action Network
It should only take only a few minutes for the average Templeton voter learn more than our current Light and Water manager about the health problems associated with water fluoridation.
Please consider attending Annual Town Meeting in May to vote fluoride out of our water supply.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Eyes Wide Shut
Politics in Templeton seem to be playing out in a similar fashion as that of State and Federal politics. “Eyes Wide Shut” is the phrase used in the big game of politics and now it seems that we are seeing a similar type of politics here in our small town.
“Eyes Wide Shut” refers to the movie by Stanley Kubrick in which those who have an inside seat are allowed to misbehave so long as they don’t report any wrong doings concerning those who share those seats of power with them. Look the other way.
A more detailed look might be that when you make a mistake and could possibly loose your job or bring embarrassment to your family or possibly be facing a heavy fine or jail time a deal is made. Someone in this situation is most likely desperate for any kind of help and is vulnerable to the first suggestion that comes their way. This desperate individual is not really in a position to bargain. A clever man knows that if he helps this perpetrator the individual who has made the mistake will be forever in his debt. When the clever man needs a favor or a shady deal is necessary he can count on this desperate individual to come through for him “Eyes Wide Shut”.
Is it possible that Mr. Mullins made a deal with the devil to spare himself and his family the embarrassment of events in Winchendon? Is it possible that the devil knew in advance that Mr. Mullins was involved with possible illegal activity at the transfer station in Winchendon and used this to his advantage to secure something the devil coveted?
Why can’t we as voters get a full disclosure of events involving our town leader and events to the North of us.
The debtor is beholden to the lender.
This is clearly not a healthy situation for Mr. Mullins or his family he has our sympathy, it is also an unhealthy situation for the Town of Templeton and her voters.
If Mr. Mullins first allegiance is to the devil that has brokered the deal then he cannot be putting his Town of Templeton first.
It is believed we have been down this road before when it comes to “Eyes Wide Shut” and dirty dealings. It is also very possible the same devil was involved.