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World in the Balance [PBS says AIDS is caused by lack of government funding]
PBS ^ | April 20, 2004

Posted on 12/30/2005 5:28:05 PM PST by grundle

In a powerful personal story, NOVA interviews a 19-year-old Kenyan woman who suffers from AIDS. Her parents have died, and she is raising her four brothers and sisters as well as a nephew. Like many teenage girls in Africa, she is a victim of predatory sexual behavior by an older male, through whom she contracted HIV. Funding cuts in family planning assistance from the United States are putting many young women at risk for unwanted pregnancies, HIV infection, and illegal backstreet abortions.

(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: aids; defundpbs; liberalmedia; pbs; riskybehavior
I always thought AIDS was caused by the HIV virus.

Silly me.

1 posted on 12/30/2005 5:28:07 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Guess I owe someone $4. [heavy sarcasm]


2 posted on 12/30/2005 5:30:51 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: grundle
Really? I thought AIDS was caused by some native hunching a green monkey, or something.......


3 posted on 12/30/2005 5:32:03 PM PST by Viking2002 (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: grundle

Everything is our fault. Always.


4 posted on 12/30/2005 5:32:06 PM PST by jdm (QOY "I'd hit it. Then I'd turn it over, praise Allah, and hit it again." Lazamataz on Osama's niece.)
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To: grundle

Please excuse my ignorance, but hasn't the Bush administration thrown money like a drunken sailor at AIDS? Do you think this same story would have been told, if the Rapist in Chief were still El-Supremo?


5 posted on 12/30/2005 5:33:51 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: grundle

Really, I thought it was due to dudes going "in through the out door"?


6 posted on 12/30/2005 5:35:03 PM PST by frankjr
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To: grundle

Typical leftwing racism. The assumption is that blacks are incapable of helping themselves, so when they get in trouble it's the fault of others for not solving their problems.


7 posted on 12/30/2005 5:38:04 PM PST by BinaryBoy
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To: grundle

ROFLLL!

silly all of us!

amazing....forget the cause-- just throw money and the problem should disappear, right? LOL!

Taking money from the hardworking people who DON'T live irresponsibly fixes ALL the world's ails.....
pathetic...


8 posted on 12/30/2005 5:42:42 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: jdm

well, Bush's fault anyway... no problems existed until he stole the election.....


9 posted on 12/30/2005 5:43:24 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: frankjr
Really, I thought it was due to dudes going "in through the out door"?

*sprays drink out nose*
10 posted on 12/30/2005 5:43:51 PM PST by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: Viking2002
hunching a green monkey, or something.......

HA HA HA, I just shot some Mountain Dew through my nose, thanks..

11 posted on 12/30/2005 5:44:42 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()......Politically incorrect by Intelligent Design........()
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To: Termite_Commander

Really, I thought it was due to dudes going "in through the out door"?

*sprays drink out nose*

correction....

*sprays in (take of liquid) through out (door) nose.*


12 posted on 12/30/2005 5:45:48 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: grundle
PBS says AIDS is caused by lack of government funding

Look for a telethon in your area soon.

13 posted on 12/30/2005 5:48:20 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()......Politically incorrect by Intelligent Design........()
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To: grundle

Didnt W just give Africa 15 billion for Aids?


14 posted on 12/30/2005 5:52:41 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: grundle
"Funding cuts in family planning assistance from the United States are putting many young women at risk for unwanted pregnancies, HIV infection, and illegal backstreet abortions."

Gee...I didn't realize that the United States was financially responsible for all the ailments in Turd World Countries!

Now that I know of this latest commitment, I shall contact my Congressman immediately to insure that this debt is paid on time!

15 posted on 12/30/2005 5:53:09 PM PST by albee ("Those that bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boot that kicks them!" - Eric Hoffer)
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To: appleharvey

Yes, Bush has increased spending on AIDS.


16 posted on 12/30/2005 6:07:59 PM PST by grundle
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To: frankjr
Or up the down staircase!
17 posted on 12/30/2005 6:10:17 PM PST by fish hawk (creatio ex nihilo)
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To: grundle
since it has been calculated that if all the world's people had an American standard of living, two more planets the size of Earth would be needed to support them

No problem, if we get off our butt and go into space.

18 posted on 12/30/2005 6:24:24 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: grundle

I fail to see out it is the US's fault this poor young woman has Aids. What about her gov't? It's bad enough all of the illegals get free medical here, now we have to provide it to anyone in the world who can't afford it or who's gov't doesn't provide the necessary care. The world doesn't want us to be the police force, but they sure do want our money and resources.


19 posted on 12/30/2005 6:33:16 PM PST by Millicent_Hornswaggle (Retired US Marine wife)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

Besides, PBS is a waste of time and money, not to mention breath.


20 posted on 12/30/2005 6:35:31 PM PST by Millicent_Hornswaggle (Retired US Marine wife)
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To: grundle

According to PBS, we're not only the world's policemen AND punching bag, we're also the world's nanny. But PBS would be the first to howl if we tried to impose a little morality in an attempt to stop this epidemic in some of these countries riddled with AIDS. PBS is a complete waste of time and ought to be de-funded.


21 posted on 12/30/2005 6:42:23 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: razorback-bert
Actually, the article doesn't take technology into account.

We can turn worthless sand into valuable computer chips. We can desalinize water for 1/3 penny per gallon. The ocean has all the uranium we could ever need for electricity and energy. Modern agriculture can grow all the food we need. The earth is full of rocks for building materials. Tree farms can give us all the lumber, wood, and paper we could ever need.

With all that technology, there can be a first world standard of living for 9 billion people.

Paul Ehrlich was wrong in all of his predictions. He said that as the populaiton doubled from 3 billion to 6 billion, we'd run out of food, water, energy, etc. In reality, these things have all become more abundant, not less.

22 posted on 12/30/2005 6:43:46 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle
[PBS says AIDS is caused by lack of government funding]

Yep, we all know how decades of government funding for AIDS education in this country have kept gay men from getting methed out of their brains and barebacking in bathhouses in this day and age.

Whoops, they're still doing that. What gives?

23 posted on 12/30/2005 6:45:40 PM PST by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: grundle
I guess we should gather around their huts and physically hold the men down and put condoms on them, that might work.
24 posted on 12/30/2005 6:47:28 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: appleharvey
Please excuse my ignorance, but hasn't the Bush administration thrown money like a drunken sailor at AIDS?

Nope.

Not even close.

Drunken sailors are much more frugal and financially responsible.

25 posted on 12/30/2005 6:47:40 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: grundle

Where has PBS been? Have they never heard about the government denying people AIDS drugs because they don't want to admit the disease exists? and that is just for starters..... China has AIDS and denies in .. along with a lot of other countries.


26 posted on 12/30/2005 7:41:19 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: ThreePuttinDude
PBS says AIDS is caused by lack of government funding

Maybe we should send them to Canada for a BLOOD TRANSFUSION!
That's a sure cure!


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27 posted on 12/30/2005 7:42:41 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government.)
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To: grundle

Its always our fault at PBS. Why a penny of my money goes to support these Marxists is beyond me.


28 posted on 12/30/2005 8:16:06 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: grundle

only takes one aspirin to prevent it - just take that aspirin and hold it between both knees. keep knees together to prevent AIDS. Also works to prevent pregnancy, as well as various other STDs


29 posted on 12/30/2005 8:51:14 PM PST by castlebrew (true gun control is hitting where you're aiming!)
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