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Bill Gates Foundation funds bizarre project
macedoniaonline.eu ^

Posted on 10/26/2008 4:44:17 PM PDT by Goonch

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded 100,000 dollars each on Wednesday to scientists in 22 countries including funding for a Japanese proposal to turn mosquitos into "flying syringes" delivering vaccines.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: billgates; gatesfoundation; mosquitos; vaccine
The charitable foundation created by the founder of software giant Microsoft said in a statement that the grants were designed to "explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve global health."


1 posted on 10/26/2008 4:44:19 PM PDT by Goonch
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To: Goonch

Considering the amount of disease they spread, this is an interesting concept. Good for them.


2 posted on 10/26/2008 4:45:29 PM PDT by mnehring (We Are Joe!)
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To: mnehrling

Working link?


3 posted on 10/26/2008 4:47:02 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: mnehrling

4 posted on 10/26/2008 4:47:07 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: mnehrling

If they do this and it works, I swear I’ll never swat a mosquito again!


5 posted on 10/26/2008 4:47:24 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Goonch
Actually, maybe this is not so nuts after all. Think it threw... a mosquito sucks out the blood of a diseased animal, and then injects that disease into a human. So, what if you had mosquitoes sucking blood with vaccines in it, and then releasing them to bite everyone. :)
6 posted on 10/26/2008 4:47:53 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: swatbuznik

It’s a ridiculous project.

Now if they fund flying beer cans and kegs, then I’ll stop making fun of Gates (side from Vista).


7 posted on 10/26/2008 4:48:47 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Goonch

Can I get some money ? i have tried for years to get syringes to turn into mosquitos


8 posted on 10/26/2008 4:50:08 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Goonch

Bill Gates, criminal, moonbat


9 posted on 10/26/2008 4:50:30 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a Suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: swatbuznik
Flying syringes have been around longer that most realize


10 posted on 10/26/2008 4:51:40 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: AmericaUnited

Have you seen your shrink lately?


11 posted on 10/26/2008 4:51:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a Suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: mnehrling

There has been a lot of discussion about delivering vaccines, such as bait for rabies, to wild animals. I’m not sure how effective the delivery will be considering the number of animals and different diseases to be targeted.


12 posted on 10/26/2008 4:53:00 PM PDT by Peter Horry (Mount Up Everybody and Ride to the Sound of the Guns .. Pat Buchanan)
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To: mnehrling

Unless you have an allergy that you’re unaware of or simply don’t want the vaccination.


13 posted on 10/26/2008 4:53:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Goonch
meanwhile, Vista still sucks.
14 posted on 10/26/2008 4:54:49 PM PDT by txroadkill (www.honorandremember.org)
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To: AmericaUnited

“So, what if you had mosquitoes sucking blood with vaccines in it, and then releasing them to bite everyone. :) “

Yeah it would be a perfect way to deploy vaccines or biological weapons. Never mind getting someones consent before you inject them with medicine. Never mind that the vaccine would be impossible to control once released.

We got billions for condoms but can’t afford a cheap one use syringe?


15 posted on 10/26/2008 4:56:24 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama! - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: Goonch
Per their website, they will not fund any endeavor that fights disease in developed countries.

Screw them. Take western money and refuse to fight disease with it? Liberal kooks.

16 posted on 10/26/2008 4:56:49 PM PDT by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: Vision

There is a reason the developed countries have been developed. Perhaps they should look to expand those features and forget turning the most deadly lifeform on earth into a uncontrollable tool.


17 posted on 10/26/2008 5:03:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama! - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: mnehrling

So, are they going to paint little red crosses on the vaccine mosquitoes so you can tell them from the ones that are going to give you malaria?


18 posted on 10/26/2008 5:12:47 PM PDT by seowulf (Discipline knows no emotion and frequently runs counter to the whims of panic or elation.)
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To: seowulf

Nobody sees a locust in that picture above.....it’s not a mosquito. Regardless, it’s a terrible idea and I don’t want things flying around injecting me with God knows what.


19 posted on 10/26/2008 5:20:32 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (God Bless Sarah Palin and her Family.)
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To: Goonch
Someone's gonna' screw around with the mosquito's innards and they'll be wiped out as a species.

PETA?

(crickets)

20 posted on 10/26/2008 6:08:52 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Goonch

Turning lemons in to lemonade?


21 posted on 10/26/2008 6:28:20 PM PDT by OCC
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Yay! An indiscriminate bioweapon.

Fortunately, now that Microsoft is involved, symptoms will include only slowing down, turning blue, expanding to fill the entire size made available by any piece of clothing, and the inability to perform a variety of tasks that were once a cinch. But we will have the fine control needed to pee wicked shapes in the snow...

But seriously, many in these countries (and here in America) think our attempts to help folks are merely ploys to "give brown and black people AIDS" and "exploit the poor". Do we want every mosquito-borne disease to be blamed on sinister American plots? Theirs is a culture which blames the village's one successful farmer for the crop failures of the rest, and then kills him to snuff out the evil spirits or end his dead grandmother's curse...kinda like the direction some in America want to take us, but I digress.

22 posted on 10/26/2008 7:14:46 PM PDT by M203M4 (True Universal Suffrage: Pets of dead illegal-immigrant felons voting Democrat (twice))
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To: Goonch

The whole idea of breeding mosquitos to spread anything is a horrible idea. That could be the plot of a Tom Clancy novel. Imagine global elitists having the mindset of a Pol Pot; they inoculate themselves and their cadres against a deadly hemorragic virus like Ebola, then turn loose the mosquitos to do wipe out the opposition.


23 posted on 10/27/2008 1:24:24 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Brother, can you spare a dime?)
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To: TexasRepublic

24 posted on 10/27/2008 5:20:40 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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