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Author Topic: Shouldn't they be our saviours?  (Read 2415 times)

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Offline leit

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Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« on: August 03, 2008, 10:52:17 AM »
July 23, 2008

Bloomberg and Gates commit $500 million [...] to implement proven interventions to reduce tobacco use

I.e. $500 million thrown away, in the teeth of HIV research!

WHAT A COUPLE OF ID**TS!


Offline keyite

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 11:34:16 AM »
Nonsense. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of death and already claims about five million lives a year worldwide. That number has been projected to double by 2020, with more than 70 percent of these deaths in developing countries.

The Gates Foundation funds a variety of global health issues, HIV being one of them - good for them too.. ::)

Offline leit

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 12:41:17 PM »
Tobacco use is the second leading cause of death

LOL, there will be FOREVER a first, second, third... leading cause of death!

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and already claims about five million lives a year worldwide.

Who cares? Personally, I'm not interested in good (prohibitionist) advice, but in remedies!

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The Gates Foundation funds a variety of global health issues, HIV being one of them

Do you really think that HIV, which KILLS eros and therefore life, is comparable to tobacco, a great pleasure that leaves you free and unworried until you find out you have a lung cancer?
If so, you're the PERFECT successor of Bill Gates. Write immediately to MS!  ;)


Offline bocker3

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 12:46:34 PM »
I'm not sure that I understand your point with this post?  Are you saying that money should only be going to HIV and not to any other issues? 

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Offline keyite

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 12:50:48 PM »
Yes, it really is all about you, isn't it? Doesn't take much to imagine what you would be arguing money shouldn't be spent on if you weren't personally affected by HIV.

Offline leit

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 01:32:53 PM »
Yes, it really is all about you, isn't it?

Not at all!

I was only saying that:

- promises are to be fulfilled
- there are priorities
- $500 million spent in dumb-ass things are wasted (I would have written completely different things if this sum had been set aside for lung cancer cure research, for instance).


Offline keyite

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 01:40:39 PM »
So I guess money invested in HIV prevention is "dumb-ass" too?

Offline thunter34

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 01:43:18 PM »
Not at all!

I was only saying that:

- promises are to be fulfilled
- there are priorities
- $500 million spent in dumb-ass things are wasted (I would have written completely different things if this sum had been set aside for lung cancer cure research, for instance).



Still not getting the point.  What "promise" is not being fulfilled?  What makes HIV a greater priority?  Why is this a dumb-ass thing to spend the money on?
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline MYSTERY

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 01:48:01 PM »
I am sure my friend that has colon cancer would love to have some of that money as well, due to the fact that it has spread to his liver and femur he probably could use it fast. It's not all about us. Some of the people that have terminal cancer would trade places with some of us anyday. I am not trying to say our situation isn't serious, and doesn't need attention, but we are not the only people out there with health issues.
Atheist don't believe in GOD, but GOD believes in them and loves them. Never let the failure of man conflict with your love of GOD.

Offline MYSTERY

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 01:53:10 PM »
And just one more thing if HIV doesn't kill you a thing called aging will. you might want to consider a new "savior"....Just a thought... ;D
Atheist don't believe in GOD, but GOD believes in them and loves them. Never let the failure of man conflict with your love of GOD.

Offline newt

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 08:04:09 PM »
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a great pleasure that leaves you free and unworried

get real please
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline leit

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Re: Shouldn't they be our saviours?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2008, 11:07:45 PM »
Ok, ok, I raise the white flag!


 


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