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  •  Funding sources (3+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III, winglion, pico

    They've got a boatload of supporters - surely that long list of groups and people is a likely explanation of where the funding comes from?

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Sat May 18, 2013 at 01:31:59 PM PDT

    •  Except they are paying those groups for their (2+ / 0-)
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      winglion, 4Freedom

      endorsement, or it appears as if that is the case.

      •  Your link from SaraR doesn't construe it that way (1+ / 0-)
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        Eyesbright

        It does express concern that it is irregular to give partner groups money for outreach in that way,  but it doesn't suggest at all that the groups are being paid to endorse, and otherwise would not have endorsed. Indications are that they were on board with the fluoridation movement well before any money was given to them.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Sat May 18, 2013 at 01:54:35 PM PDT

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      •  Geez! Speaking of funding sources (6+ / 0-)

        The Clean Water group keeps some very strange company.

        Almost half the $190,000 in contributions to Clean Water Portland have come from out of state. (The pro-fluoride campaign, Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, has received 13 percent of its contributions from out of state.)
        Joseph Mercola, an Illinois-based alternative physician, whose clinic has donated $5,000 in cash and polling worth $6,375 to Clean Water Portland. He reported the donation of the video was worth $600.

        He runs Dr. Mercola’s Natural Health Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Mercola has questioned whether HIV causes AIDS, suggests that many cancers are caused by yeast infections, and warns parents not to vaccinate their children.

        http://www.wweek.com/...

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Sat May 18, 2013 at 02:02:10 PM PDT

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