Bil Browning

This and that: Time for a catch up post

Filed By Bil Browning | September 25, 2007 6:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Weekly Reader
Tags: election 2008, HIV/AIDS, roundup

I always have so many things marked that I want to point out to readers, but then I never have the time to write all those posts! Consider this a brief rundown of some recent items I thought were important:

  • More than 100 organizations from across the country are calling for the next President to commit to ending the AIDS epidemic in America. They have requested that every Presidential candidate commit to developing a results-oriented national AIDS strategy designed to significantly reduce HIV infection rates, ensure access to care and treatment for those who are infected and eliminate racial disparities. The groups issued a "Call to Action" that has been presented to all Presidential candidates. The Call to Action and a list of supporters is available at nationalaidsstrategy.org.
  • I'll be participating in the Indiana AIDS Walk again this year and you know what that means! Yup! I'm hitting you all up for donations. If everyone gave $5, I'd surpass my goal by miles! I want to raise $1000 so help me out! Last year our team came in 3rd place for the most money raised and a lot of that came from bilerico readers. Let's see if we can't top our record and come in 1st! Click here to join our team if you're in the area!
  • Contributor Karen Ocamb will be participating in “The Glass Closet” panel discussion on September 27th at the USC Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles. “The Glass Closet” will cover various LGBT topics in Hollywood with the two most controversial being the recent Out Magazine's "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America" cover where models held the headshots of Jodie Foster and Anderson Cooper, and The Hollywood Reporter’s outing of Merv Griffin in death. While the LGBT media have been vocal about discussing such topics, the mainstream press seems to be afraid to touch this subject. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
  • Which Characteristics Are Most Desirable in the Next President? Of 20 different attributes that the next president might have, Americans say the most desirable would be to bring change to Washington. More than half say it is undesirable for the next president to have worked as a lobbyist or to be 70-years-old or older. Certain characteristics -- like religion, marital history, race or ethnicity, financial background, and gender -- are viewed as neither desirable nor undesirable by most Americans. Gender and religion aren't important? Really!? Haven't they been two of the most talked about characteristics going into this election?

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Interesting stuff.....
Just a comment;
AIDS is behavior transmitted decease just like HPV Hep-C and all the other STD's. That is the Government suppose to do to control people’s behaviors. History has taught us that when a cure is found for a sexually transmitted decease the decease adapts in a generation and a new cure must be found. It’s not a government problem, it’s a people behavior problem.

The way to deal with the problem is to be more selective in regards to partners, limit the number of partners and use protection, which in itself is NOT 100% effective. Casual sex is the behavior that needs to be treated. Casual sex is the primary means of propagation for STD’s. As long as people think of sex as some kind of hobby people will die or will be disabled from STD’s. No amount of Government money will cure AIDS or any of the other STD’s only changing people’s behavior will.

Take care,

Interesting stuff.....
Just a comment;
AIDS is behavior transmitted decease just like HPV Hep-C and all the other STD's. That is the Government suppose to do to control people’s behaviors. History has taught us that when a cure is found for a sexually transmitted decease the decease adapts in a generation and a new cure must be found. It’s not a government problem, it’s a people behavior problem.

The way to deal with the problem is to be more selective in regards to partners, limit the number of partners and use protection, which in itself is NOT 100% effective. Casual sex is the behavior that needs to be treated. Casual sex is the primary means of propagation for STD’s. As long as people think of sex as some kind of hobby people will die or will be disabled from STD’s. No amount of Government money will cure AIDS or any of the other STD’s only changing people’s behavior will.

Take care,

Sorry for posting twice.
Lost my network connection during my post.
Take care
Sue

Or you could change the behavior of the pharmaceutical companies.

Imagine if the government offered an incentive to the first company that could create a low cost cure. Perhaps allowing them to exist as a tax free entity for ten years.

The government has a great ability to modify behavior...for people or organizations.

Imagine if the government offered an incentive to the first company that could create a low cost cure. Perhaps allowing them to exist as a tax free entity for ten years.

In a perfect world I could see that happening along with people voluntarily modifying their behavior. This is far from a perfect world and we have a corrupt government. Big Pharma’s self interest lies in not finding cures but keeping people strung out on the drugs they make for life. They make their money by making drugs that minimize the effects of decease not by curing decease.

There is only one cure for any STD, the application of safe sex practices and limiting the number of sexual contacts with strangers.
Most of modern man’s ills are behavior linked. There is going to come a time perhaps sooner then we think when government is going to intervene and put restrictions on those behaviors because they are costing government too much money. This falls in line with government’s apparent goal of controlling every aspect of our daily lives in the guise of providing a safe environment to live in.

If you believe those in government have your safety and security as their #1 priority, I have a bridge I would love to sell you

Take care,
Sue

4 comments on this post already, Sue? That's a $20 donation, isn't it? No bridge required. :)

*grins*

Actually, I'm a big beleiver that we shouldn't rely on our government for anything and that we should all be responsible for our own well being.

The Government always screws things up.

You can keep your bridge, as it is, it probably didn't pass recent inspections anyway.

Thats alright Phil i had the bridge painted by a Chinese company and they used lead bearing paint. I guess I'm stuck with it.

Take care
Sue