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

    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?

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

    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.

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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.
    My problem is this is a very preventable disease and it takes research time and money from other diseases that people get through no fault of their own.

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

    Yes we should...theres many people and infants that get aids through no fault of their own...aids is a disease that kills...and causes great suffering.
    I dont think we should spend more money or effort curing aids than lets say cancer...horrible diseases are just that and should all be treated the same.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    My problem is this is a very preventable disease and it takes research time and money from other diseases that people get through no fault of their own.
    Many diseases are technically preventable, but keep in mind many of those were afflicted through no fault of their own. In any case, medical professionals and researchers alike don't serve to second guess the judgement and morals of the individuals in question, they fulfill the role of humanitarian and civil servant. As for the claim of overfunding, that's up for debate among medical and federal circles.

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

    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.

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

    Just gotta shake your head at sawyers ignorance.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Just gotta shake your head at sawyers ignorance.
    Ill bite, where exactly am I being ignorant?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Ill bite, where exactly am I being ignorant?
    All of it.

    My country of South Africa has been ravaged by HIV aids.

    Your thoughts are not only wrong, but disgusting if you are trying to make the claim that 100's of thousands of my countrymen deserve to die because of something you THINK they did but don't actually know.

    You're an insult to intelligence.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    All of it.

    My country of South Africa has been ravaged by HIV aids.

    Your thoughts are not only wrong, but disgusting if you are trying to make the claim that 100's of thousands of my countrymen deserve to die because of something you THINK they did but don't actually know.

    You're an insult to intelligence.
    They are getting it through unprotected sex. Not only that but anal sex is widely used in Africa as a form of birth control.Anal sex generally has some bleeding involved which greatly increases the risk of aids so if you are having unprotected anal sex and get aids it is your own dumb ass fault. Now lets compare that to childhood leukemia. Kids get this disease through no fault of their own. Where should the research dollars go in your opinion?

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