18 January 2008

Bang the Gong

Well you're slim and you're weak...
You've got the teeth of a hydra upon you...
You're dirty sweet and you're my girl.
“If we look at the data objectively, we are spending too much on AIDS,” said Dr. Malcolm Potts, an AIDS expert at the University of California in Berkeley, who once worked with prostitutes on the front lines of the epidemic in Ghana.

Problems such as malnutrition, pneumonia and malaria kill more children in Africa than AIDS.
So what exactly do the numbers tell us?
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.

In a recent series in The Lancet, experts wrote that more than one-third of child deaths, and 11 per cent of the total disease burden worldwide, occur because mothers and children are not getting enough to eat or enough nutritional food.

“We have a system in public health where the loudest voice gets the most money,” said Dr. Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet. “AIDS has grossly distorted our limited budget.

RELATED: I'd like to buy the world a coke
I guess people wanna go with the sexy solution.

LAST WORD: Welcome readers of Canadian Cecilia

It's always nice to be linked to... yet again... by the poster boy for the intellectual, caring left.
Remember Canadian Cecilia's message to Wanda Watkins, whose son Lane was killed in Afghanistan?

"With all due respect, Wanda, fuck you and your grief. It's not the job of the rest of Canada to continue to let its soldiers die just so you can sleep better at night."
Of course... CC has always been a real lady's man.