18 June 2010

Now... and I'm just spitballin' here...

...over 10 percent of your population has a terminal, sexually transmitted disease... maybe money stuff isn't your biggest issue...

-- JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Thousands of South African protesters marched on the U.S. consulate Thursday to demand the U.S. increase its AIDS funding for Africa, weeks after U.S. officials said their biggest AIDS fund would not substantially rise.
Yeah... it's like nobody cares, huh?
Officials from the international program, known as PEPFAR, say this year's budget had increased only marginally, from $6.8 billion in 2010 to nearly $7 billion for 2011.
So... just for the record... when the U.S.A. is acting as the "world's policeman"... that's evil.

But you don't have a problem with them being the "world's urologist"?

How exactly does that work?


RELATED: Gotta have priorities, huh?
The world invests $8-billion to $10-billion (U.S.) into AIDS every year, more than 100 times what it spends on clean-water projects in developing countries.

Yet more than two billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, and about one billion lack clean water.


JA Goneaux said...

I was at a seminar last week, one of the speakers was this lady:


Not exactly a knuckle-dragging neanderthal, eh?

She worked mainly in Swaziland, where every year, the king chooses another bride from a selection of parading, topless 16 year old girls. Nice work if you can get it, I guess. Nice role model for the yout'.

One of the traditions in this part of Africa is that when a man dies, his widow is to marry an available brother of her deceased husband.

Now, if, just spitballin' here, the unfortunate guy died of HIV or AIDS...what are the changes his wife is afflicted? And what are the chances his brother will soon be so?

It was great fun seeing this little liberal lady basically lay into dumb traditions like this, with total politically correct impunity.

I guess if you have the mighty St. Stephen Lewis behind you, you can get way with scolding. Something conservatives simply aren't allowed to do, of course. Same medicine, different bottle.

Funnest thing was a few days later listening to a Chinese-Canadian co-worker ask "why the hell aren't they just using condoms? Why should we do anything about people who have so many kids?"

Neo Conservative said...

"jag says... the mighty St. Stephen Lewis behind you"

hey, even stephen lewis has his limits.


Don said...

Haven't these people heard of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"?

First, we have condoms. Male condoms. Simple. Effective. Sure, they're not 100% fool proof, but nothing is (make something fool proof, and God will make a better fool).

Second, Latex allergies? No problem. There's a condom for that.

Third, He refuses to wear a condom? Two solutions: Female condom or he ain't getting any.

It's that simple. We may not be able to cure HIV/AIDS, but we can sure drop the transmission rates significantly by using good sex practices.

Neo Conservative said...

yup... not to hard to figure this one out... emulating the sexual behaviour of a pack of feral dogs has some definite drawbacks.

like, for instance, dying a horrible lingering death.

call me wacky... just doesn't seem worth it to me.