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Today marks World AIDS Day: "World AIDS Day is an opportunity for you to learn the facts about HIV and put your knowledge into action. If you understand how HIV is transmitted, how it can be prevented, and the reality of living with HIV today - you can use this knowledge to take care of your own health and the health of others, and ensure you treat everyone living with HIV fairly, and with respect and understanding. Click here to find out the facts."

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23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2011, 08:21 InBlack
 
LittleMe wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 17:19:
I feel very bad for those with AIDS.

They've spent how many billions of our money to 'develop cures' for AIDS and we have little to show for it. They tell us HIV causes aids but there's what proof of it? We learn that AIDS is 'accidentally' in vaccines that are being spread around the world by corporations and NGO's that are associated with zero or negative population growth goals.


To be fair to LittleMe, he is right in one part at least.

Some money is spent on vaccines, but the MOST money goes to develop expensive drugs which stop or slow the development of the disease.

Very little or no money is actually spent on research which would lead to a cure. I read a decent article recently (I think it was linked on Blues) a while ago where very reputable scientists stated that doing any kind of research on AIDS cures is basically career suicide, no pharmaceutical company worth its mettle will invest in that kind of research. Its no conspiracy theory, its simple economics.

Although LittleMe's conspiracy theory is far fetched, we live in a fucked up wretched world where the reality is enough of a horror. We dont need no conspiracy theory when the truth is fucked up enough as it is.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 21:03 Cutter
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 18:48:
Amazon is doing their Download sale.

15.99 for Witcher 2 (non steamworks)

* Deus Ex - $19.99 (50% off)
* Dead Island - $19.99 (50% off)
* Civilization V - $29.99 (40% off)
* The Witcher 2 - $15.99 (60% off)
* Darksiders - $4.99 (75% off)
* plus more!

Feh on Amazon and their US only sales which is retarded considering how most of the games are Steam keys anyway. And Civ 5 is on Gamergate for like $5 atm.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 20:49 xXBatmanXx
 
OUCH!

Why do nose hairs feel like wire!?
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 20:33 PHJF
 
Removed? Really? Cold kept you from keeping up on the news or just feeling extra touchy today?  
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 19:33 Sepharo
 
I for one am surprised that LittleMe gives credence to conspiracy theories about AIDS.

But just in case I decided to follow it up with some reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aids
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS_denialism
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 19:08 Creston
 
LittleMe wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 17:19:
I feel very bad for those with AIDS.

They've spent how many billions of our money to 'develop cures' for AIDS and we have little to show for it.


Yeah, absolutely.

I mean, it's not as if we've seen quite a few announcements recently of breakthroughs in Aids research or anything like that.

The govmint and the eeeeevil corps want to infect us all with aids! Because we'd be easier to control!

Creston
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 19:04 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 16:23:
Creston wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 15:40:
I miss BSG...

Creston

ugh. Never understood the draw to that horrid show with the WORST acting I have ever seen.

Ever? Really? Wow, you must have seen a grand total of 2 shows in your entire lifetime.

Creston
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 18:48 xXBatmanXx
 
Amazon is doing their Download sale.

15.99 for Witcher 2 (non steamworks)

* Deus Ex - $19.99 (50% off)
* Dead Island - $19.99 (50% off)
* Civilization V - $29.99 (40% off)
* The Witcher 2 - $15.99 (60% off)
* Darksiders - $4.99 (75% off)
* plus more!
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 17:19 LittleMe
 
I feel very bad for those with AIDS.

They've spent how many billions of our money to 'develop cures' for AIDS and we have little to show for it. They tell us HIV causes aids but there's what proof of it? We learn that AIDS is 'accidentally' in vaccines that are being spread around the world by corporations and NGO's that are associated with zero or negative population growth goals.

 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 17:12 nin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 17:06:
sooooo....Kindle Fire or Legend of Zelda 3DS bundle?


http://youtu.be/XchwE9zVdnw

http://kotaku.com/5863451

 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 17:06 xXBatmanXx
 
sooooo....Kindle Fire or Legend of Zelda 3DS bundle?  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 16:23 xXBatmanXx
 
Creston wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 15:40:
I miss BSG...

Creston

ugh. Never understood the draw to that horrid show with the WORST acting I have ever seen.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 15:42 nin
 
Creston wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 15:40:
I miss BSG...

Creston


I miss the Sopranos.

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 15:40 Creston
 
I miss BSG...

Creston
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 15:35 Alamar
 
The Blues 5

Hey Blue... Where were you and Jolie standing at, in 19? : )

-Alamar
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 15:03 Cutter
 
That Dr. Seuss style Call of Cthulu is awesome.

And Ricky Gervais' First Human with AIDS is hilarious!
 
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"Nobody wants to be nobody in America. Ed is the apotheosis of a prevailing American syndrome. It used to be that someone became famous because they were special. Now people are considered special just for being famous. Fame, itself, is its own virtue.
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 14:03 zirik
 
Fion wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 13:55:
Isn't this whole 'today you can learn about the facts of AIDS. What causes it, how you transmit it.. etc' stuff just a little too 1983?

yeah the 80s still lingers. i just heard band aid on the radio this morning. geldof gets pissed whenever someone asks if the money given to somalia helped fund the start of civil war of that country.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 14:01 zirik
 
Prez wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 13:15:
I don't know anyone who as AIDS or HIV, unless they are keeping it to themselves. Best just to treat everyone fairly and with respect. Covers all your bases.

easy to spot someone who is getting treatment for HIV or AIDS. most common side effect is the long hung or square jaw syndrome. they look like andre the giant. thats why plastic surgeons make lots of money doing reconstructive surgery for the gay community.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 13:55 Fion
 
Isn't this whole 'today you can learn about the facts of AIDS. What causes it, how you transmit it.. etc' stuff just a little too 1983?  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2011, 13:15 Prez
 
I don't know anyone who as AIDS or HIV, unless they are keeping it to themselves. Best just to treat everyone fairly and with respect. Covers all your bases.

Ahhh, AIDS Day; a day to reflect and to take the time to thank God for all the wonderful gifts He has given us.

Like AIDS.

I thought some guy getting his freak on with a monkey gave us AIDS.
 
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