Yeah, darn modern-day Christians, always blowing themselves up, cutting people's heads off on TV and hanging seven-year olds. Curse them!
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To the OP... pretty disgusting act.
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Hypos do turn up in some odd places in the city, but it's because junkies sometimes have to ditch them quickly, to avoid arrest.
When cities relax paraphernalia laws and allow needle exchange programs in (where IV drug users get individual biohazard containers to keep their used points in, and once a week they can turn in the dirty needles for brand new ones), the number of used points littering public areas decreases, and along with it, the risk of accidental sticks (which, as has been mentioned, are unlikely to cause HIV infection anyhow, unless the plunger on the hypo is somehow depressed. Hep-C would be the bigger risk).
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HIV survives for only a short time outside the body
HIV can survive at room temperature outside the body for hours if dry (provided that initial concentrations are high), and for weeks if wet (in used syringes/needles). However, the amounts typically present in bodily fluids do not survive nearly as long outside the body—generally no more than a few minutes if dry. Again, the amount of time is longer if wet, especially in syringes/needles and related equipment.
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So maybe they thought of something awful. But it's about as realistic and dangerous as Andy Samburg's Laser Cats.
Taliban are evil, terrible, and yeah. It's why we're at war with them.
But this is newsworthy?
It's like: Breaking News: Hitler was rude!
[QUOTE=lizzie;1058798914]This comes as no surprise to me. All the posters on this forum who love to try and compare the far right conservative Christians to Taliban, would be wise to open their eyes and see what type of brutality and cruelty goes on under Taliban rule. There is absolutely no comparison.[/QUOTE
There aren't significant differences in the authoritarianism prescribed by Jewish, Christian, or Muslim doctrines. It's just that there's an opportunity for implementation of them in Muslim countries since they don't have separations of church and state, and have intertwined governmental and clerical authorities. In pre-Enlightenment times, when Christian religion and government were also intertwined, we saw the Spanish Inquisition, St. Bartholomew's Massacre, hundreds of executions at Smithfield, the Crusades, etc. I don't find it difficult to see Christian Reconstructionists like the late ultra-Calvinist Rousas John Rushdoony in the position of the Taliban if they had the opportunity, or even more moderate right-wing Christians like James Dobson and Jerry Falwell leading authoritarian religious administrations. I mean, Falwell supported racial segregation before it was no longer trendy.