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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    No, the government should not be concerned with it.

    Btw, where is the poll?

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I know there are some innocent victims of AID's but they are very small percentage. Why not concentrate on diseases like childhood Leukemia, Parkinson's MS etc. There are only so many research dollars and minds to go around so why not get the most bang for your buck. AID's should be at the bottom of the list not the top.
    Leukemia is not a communicable disease.

    And people can cause their own leukemia. Therefore they deserve what they got.

    What causes leukemia?

    Experts don't know what causes leukemia. But some things are known to increase the risk of some kinds of leukemia. These things are called risk factors.

    You are more likely to get leukemia if you:
    Were exposed to large amounts of radiation.
    Were exposed to certain chemicals at work, such as benzene.
    Had some types of chemotherapy to treat another cancer.
    Have Down syndrome or some other genetic problems.
    Smoke.

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I heard somewhere that they believe there will be a wave of new HIV cases in the near future due to young people no longer using protection.

    <But, despite all the years of warnings about the preventable illness, new cases continue to be diagnosed each month. And, now there is a growing demographic of those infected by HIV and AIDS older, heterosexual adults.>

    Editorial: Older adults leading in new cases of AIDS in St. Lucie County TCPalm.com

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    Here's another reason. People with defective immune systems bodies have the ability to allow other diseases to mutate into more virulent forms, including air transmittable diseases and viruses.

    And the government should POUR $$ into research cures for all communicable diseases as population continues to grow and be more mobile.

    300,000 Americans now infected by a mosquito borne. And numbers are growing.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/sc...icas.html?_r=0

    But this mostly only happens to people going outside, so those people deserve it because it mostly is preventable.

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    AIDS is a disease that for the most part is due to promiscuous sex or drug abuse and IMO taking money from things like childhood leukemia, MS, Parkinson's etc and giving it to a group of people who pretty much deserve what they got is a huge waste of resources. The only reason we spend so much money on it is that so many people that have it or fear they may contract it are so vocal and being gay is
    so trendy as a current human right. So heres the question, should we be funding research to cure these people or worse yet find a vaccine to let them engage in their risky lifestyle with no consequences?

    EDIT: sorry I blew the poll part but I would be interested in your opinions.
    If there are no consequences the behavior won't be risky anymore.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Absolutely, yes. Seeking out cures for life threatening diseases should ovveride any bizzare notions of moral prequisites. In no way is the loss of life that could have otherwise been prevented any less tragic. The fact that you seemed distressed at the mere thought of those with differing lifestyles regaining the chance to live healthily or simply to see another day is deeply disturbing.
    I'd rather the liberals picked up the tab on this one, as they are the shepherds of sexuality.

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    I'd rather the liberals picked up the tab on this one, as they are the shepherds of sexuality.
    2,500,000 million children have HIV/AIDS.

    Not all conservatives and Republicans believe they have no right to life and deserve to die to insure that homosexuals and promiscuous people are punished.

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    <But, despite all the years of warnings about the preventable illness, new cases continue to be diagnosed each month. And, now there is a growing demographic of those infected by HIV and AIDS — older, heterosexual adults.>

    Editorial: Older adults leading in new cases of AIDS in St. Lucie County TCPalm.com
    And the OPer believes they also deserve to die for it too. Millions of children, millions of heterosexuals, millions of seniors - and the OP shouts DIE! DIE! you evil people.

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    If you don't spend money on it all the Republican holies will die.

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    re: Should we spend taxpayer dollars on AIDS [W: 139]

    My opinion on this is based on logic and prioritizing of limited funds, the rest of you are forming opinions on an emotional response. Spock would be on my side.

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