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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    this thread has centered on a conspiracy that evil greedy capitalist pigs are preventing a cure from getting exposure because it would cut into profits.

    and i agree, it is ridiculous.
    Is it so hard to believe that profit is more important than human life? People don't care about each other for the most part. Now, perhaps the science is a bit off, but it has been shown to reduce tumors in some instances. Who knows. With some more time and research, it could make a difference. But no one would make money so. . .
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Is it so hard to believe that profit is more important than human life? People don't care about each other for the most part. Now, perhaps the science is a bit off, but it has been shown to reduce tumors in some instances. Who knows. With some more time and research, it could make a difference. But no one would make money so. . .
    That is a stupid argument.

    If no one made money from things that weren't under patent protection, many of the things you take for granted, wouldn't exist at all.
    You'd have no access to all the foods, chemicals and the multitude of things that no longer have patent protections.
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    This is one of the key issues with capitalism. Money is important -- it fuels the economy, and serves as a sort of motivator for many people. However, it undermines people in situations like this, when the well-being of humankind is of lower priority than making capital. This is where the government comes in, and where the media needs to come into play.

    Once something like this hits the media, the support for it would grow rapidly. When the support for something grows rapidly, it is usually up to the government to make a decision concerning it. For the government to bash something like this would shed a very negative light on those in power, which would damage their reelection campaign quite a bit.

    While I realize the probability of something so beneficial actually happening is slim, this is just one of the many times when we need to sit back and reflect on the system of government we've so long employed and defended.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Is it so hard to believe that profit is more important than human life? People don't care about each other for the most part. Now, perhaps the science is a bit off, but it has been shown to reduce tumors in some instances. Who knows. With some more time and research, it could make a difference. But no one would make money so. . .
    it isnt so hard to believe some people would do such a thing. Say 20 or so people learn of this great new idea, but also know it would harm them financially. sure, they might all agree to keep quiet.

    but we aren't talking about 20 people. We are talking about mankind. This study has been in peer review journals. it's ludicrious.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    The blind hyper partisan hand wringing in this thread is despicable.

    Here's a possible "cure" for many forms of cancer, but it's presented as a case of "No one cares". No one "cares" because there is a lot missing from the story. Call me when it's a proven, no **** reliable cure and not a "Gee in lab rats this seems to be effective".
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If no one made money from things that weren't under patent protection, many of the things you take for granted, wouldn't exist at all.
    You'd have no access to all the foods, chemicals and the multitude of things that no longer have patent protections.
    And why is that a bad thing?

    Most of the random stuff in our lives is not really necessary or needed.

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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The blind hyper partisan hand wringing in this thread is despicable.
    Skip the lecture, ok? You're the only one who's wringing his hands. The discussion's been a good one.
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    And why is that a bad thing?

    Most of the random stuff in our lives is not really necessary or needed.
    So, you think we should actually have access to only the things we "need"?
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    And why is that a bad thing?

    Most of the random stuff in our lives is not really necessary or needed.
    A lot isn't needed, like cures for cancer, as most people don't have cancer.
    It's part of what makes life better for everyone.

    The poor today are much better off, than the rich and middle class 200 years ago because of these "unneeded" things.
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    Re: Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    It seems there has been press coverage, just not mainstream media coverage. One reason, as so many have pointed out, is that big pharma, who are big media advertisers, probably had big media spike the story. Due to lack of funding, as others have mentioned, it has been difficult to run major tests to determine if DSC does in fact cure cancer. The initial report from Canada reported early stage findings. No drug company is going to take the ball and run with it. They are more interested in finding a pharmaceutical cure for baldness, more money. I'd venture to say that big pharma would try to craft a law that would hinder and/or prevent the research and development of natural substances like DSC.

    While there have been a number of articles on the Internet and in medical publications and journals, the fact is the information would be difficult to convey in a 90 second sound bite on the 6 PM news. You'd lose the audience in 20 seconds. I would suggest that the cure would have to be pretty damned conclusive at this stage before it could be translated into electronic news format that could compete with pictures of the latest homicide, talking dogs, lost pensioners and celebrity gossip.

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