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Syphilis Cases Rising Among US Gay And Bisexual Men After Near-Total Elimination A Decade Ago
Medical Daily ^ | May 8, 2014

Posted on 05/09/2014 3:10:54 PM PDT by NYer

Despite near-total elimination of the sexually transmitted venereal disease syphilis more than a decade ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that rates have made a steep jump over the last eight years.

The new study released Thursday offers a snapshot of the disease’s prevalence across multiple demographics, including gender, race, sexual orientation, age, and geographic region. Where syphilis was once on the brink of eradication in the year 2000, when the rate was a mere 2.1 cases per 100,000, overall prevalence had increased to 5.3 cases per 100,000 people by 2013. Researchers working with the CDC speculate the greatest contributing factor has been the transmission between men who have unprotected sex with other men.

Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention, told Reuters that prevention efforts that have largely worked on heterosexual people have not resonated as well with homosexual populations. “We’ve got to re-evaluate and look at new approaches that we can use to drive these rates down,” she said.

Men made up the largest portion of syphilis patients in 2013, at 91 percent of all primary and secondary cases (a breakdown that refers to the severity of the disease). Over the eight-year study period, rates increased from 5.1 people to 9.8 per 100,000. Women, meanwhile, rose from 0.9 in 2005 to 1.5 in 2008, then back down to 0.9 again by 2013. Overall, the number of reported U.S. syphilis cases nearly doubled, from 8,724 to 16,663.

Syphilis is not always a lethal disease; however, it can lead to severe disabilities such as blindness and stroke. Initially, syphilis is contracted via open sores during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Owing to its morbid nickname of “the great imitator,” syphilis sores aren’t always severe in the beginning. Many people think nothing of a red bump, which could be a harmless cut or mild irritation. Later, however, the sore develops into splotchy rashes and more familiar symptoms, such as a sore throat or headaches.


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1 posted on 05/09/2014 3:10:54 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer
Unexpected
2 posted on 05/09/2014 3:13:47 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: NYer

sad........no, really....


3 posted on 05/09/2014 3:13:48 PM PDT by cherry
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To: NYer

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 3:14:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NYer

Romans 1:27. God is not mocked.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 3:15:24 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NYer; tomcat; cherry

It is all because of George W. Bush! He did not endorse their perversity, thus he caused this increase in the wages of their sin. (h’mmm is there also a minimum wage for sin?)


6 posted on 05/09/2014 3:16:21 PM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: NYer

Could this be the ultraviolent type of syphilis on steroids? The homos have been giving this virus a good workout.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Sorry, it’s a bacterium. My mistake.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 3:16:59 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NYer

canker ping!


9 posted on 05/09/2014 3:17:02 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: NYer

butt butt being gay is normal and heterosexuals are just as bad. Those who see themselves as not heterosexual are far more promiscuous as are those who are not monogamous which is why they get more diseases. I mean you would think that the common behavior of gays picking up dates in public restrooms would be a hint that something is probably not normal. I know. I know everything gay is good because they were born to screw 1000s of partners in a lifetime.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 3:17:24 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: NYer
Gays are pushing to be allowed to donate blood. They want to make sure that when their drug resistant diseases kick in the normal population is swept up in it as well.
11 posted on 05/09/2014 3:18:54 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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.. prevention efforts that have largely worked on heterosexual people have not resonated as well with homosexual populations.


</duhh>

12 posted on 05/09/2014 3:19:21 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Maelstorm

bullysexuals go after children because the KIDS are free from diseases like this...but the results show that incapable of being clean...


13 posted on 05/09/2014 3:20:25 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: NYer

Australian study 10 years ago had a sampling size of 9,000 men:

50% had had over 100 sexual partners

15% had had over 1,000

PONDER ON THAT ONE A BIT.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 3:23:39 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Understand the stimulus
bullysexuals go after children because the KIDS are free from diseases like this..

They are almost like the demonic pagans who think drinking the blood of a victim imbues them with the victims' virtues. I know that sounds extreme, but the way they want to steal the virtue from children these days, I'm afraid that an accurate assessment.

They must have children.

15 posted on 05/09/2014 3:23:42 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: beef; little jeremiah
I find that hard to believe. Nobody is that sick ..... I think ....
16 posted on 05/09/2014 3:24:13 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Maelstorm
I know everything gay is good because they were born to screw 1000s of partners in a lifetime.

Like neo-Nazis trying to engage people about Hitler's "mad greatness" .... and sidestepping the fact that he was so evil, he practically had his own gravitic field.

17 posted on 05/09/2014 3:27:17 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: NYer

I can recall when the Health Dept. cared about health and left the politics to politicians. It’s amazing how far and how quickly this nation has slid into the gutter.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 3:28:52 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: NYer
I was doing some research on a public health matter and signed on to the CDC’s website.One of the featured topics I happened to see on its main page was regarding syphilis in pervert men.It said that pervert males (about 0.5% of the population) accounted for about two thirds of the nation's syphilis cases.Must be all those “gay pride” parades and bath houses.
19 posted on 05/09/2014 3:29:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Understand the stimulus

And that is the real underlying push among gay men. Not all but a sizable majority. The whole gay marriage thing is just to get young awkward loners to feel better about exploring homosexuality and then once they are in they are working to make sure they can never leave and if they do that they can never talk about it as a good thing.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 3:31:18 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: NYer

Those wacky Democrats!


21 posted on 05/09/2014 3:31:50 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Maelstorm

“... I know everything gay is good because they were born to screw 1000s of partners in a lifetime.”

Back in the early 1980’s when AIDS was known as “Gay Men’s Disease” the sexual histories of the “victims” were documented. It was not uncommon for these freaks to go to a bath house and have 40-50 partners per night - most of the time on the receiving end. Many of them had already been infected multiple times with syphilis, gonorrhea, and hepatitis. Is it any wonder that their immune systems were worn out?

I doubt if the CDC would dare to publish such public health information these days now that the human immunodeficiency virus has been granted civil rights.

Early in my medical career I encountered an elderly man who was in the tertiary (late) stage of syphilis. He had the tabes dorsalis shuffle and his brain was completely scrambled by those little corkscrews that had heterosexually infected him so long ago (the syphilis bacteria is a “spirochete” that looks like a tiny corkscrew when magnified). Come to think of it, when he spoke he sounded a lot like Joe Biden on a good day...


22 posted on 05/09/2014 3:33:21 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: cherry

HA!


23 posted on 05/09/2014 3:34:36 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Gay State Conservative
“If you like your syphilis, you can keep your syphilis.”
24 posted on 05/09/2014 3:34:42 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: fwdude

and they BUY support from Democratic politicans and put the fear of GOD into big corporation running in fear from bullysexuals control of the media messages...all one has to do is google search tim gill


25 posted on 05/09/2014 3:36:32 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: Maelstorm

If you PROUDLY look for sex in roadside truckstops, what can one expect?

This is just evolution’s weeding out process. It is selecting the strong and the weak for perpetuation of the overall species. The left is big on evolution, so it is a natural thing. It applies to everyone participating. It is non discriminatory. They should embrace their naturally arrived at conditions.

Or admit there is a problem.

One or the other.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 3:37:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: NYer

Not wanting to seem sanctimonious, but God is not mocked.


27 posted on 05/09/2014 3:37:32 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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Maybe it’s rising for the same reason AIDS did, because they are a bunch of immoral promiscuous Bitches, and no I don’t mean immoral because they are gay I mean immoral because of indiscriminate sex with a multitude of partners. The same standard I would use for Heterosexuals behaving the same way.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Filthy Disease Ridden Queers...
29 posted on 05/09/2014 3:44:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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... and we’re suppose to consider these nasty filthy disease ridden gay people as normal?


30 posted on 05/09/2014 3:45:32 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: Chode

There is a reason homosexuality destroys everything it ever touches. Societies, countries, faiths, families. Everything Including itself.

That’s not ‘hate’ That’s historically documented fact.


31 posted on 05/09/2014 3:47:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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It hasn’t been mentioned, but a lot of the “new” syphilis is drug resistant. By 2003, a large percentage of cases could no longer be treated with a pill alternative to injected penicillin.

“Antibiotic resistance has developed to a number of agents, including macrolides, clindamycin, and rifampin. Ceftriaxone, a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, may be as effective as penicillin-based treatment.”

While not yet as resistant as is drug resistant gonorrhea, such venereal diseases can often work in concert with each other. For example, a chancre on genitalia can lead to much easier transmission of other disease; and the immuno-suppressant effects of AIDS can make transmission easier as well.


32 posted on 05/09/2014 3:51:07 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: NYer

Nature has a way of punishing unnatural sex.


33 posted on 05/09/2014 3:54:56 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

My opinion is that a person should own their decisions. Nothing is more offensive than the idea that one doesn’t have a choice in how they behave whether it is sexual or not. You bring up a good point because from an evolutionary standpoint homosexuality and truly any “alternative” lifestyle that interferes with reproduction is destructive. I don’t believe it is genetic no complex behavioral trait is genetic. Genes are merely potential. A person may be born with taste buds and a sense of smell that finds something toxic or inedible appealing but the idea that some how they should not choose differently would be negligence which is what we have with homosexuality and the whole slew of other alternative lifestyles. Basically we are telling saying go ahead and eat lead paint since you desire to. We are saying go ahead and jump off the building because you believe you are superman. I know many homosexuals. I know far too many who suffered sexual abuse as children and or had a situation that stunted their natural emotional sexual development but the gay rights agenda has no room for them. Its sad.


34 posted on 05/09/2014 3:56:13 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Norm Lenhart
100%
35 posted on 05/09/2014 4:02:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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IMPACT OF “DIVERSITY,” HOMOSEXUALITY, FEMINISM AND PC ON THE WEST

I believe it was the EARLY Romans who prohibited several classes of people from holding public office: Those of illegitimate birth (bastards), eunuchs and homosexuals. (That unfortunately changed leading up to the fall.)

While these children had no choice in the matter, bastards were prohibited because, having no sense of their family past or history, they could not be trusted to operate for the good of the culture based on its history or traditions.

Eunuchs (castrated males) and homosexuals because they could not and/or would not sire children and would, therefore, most likely have no abiding interest in preserving the culture for future generations.

While there are a number of exceptions, I’ll let YOU tell me what sort of folks we have in public office HERE today.

It appears that America has employed technology to compress into slightly over 240 years what it took the Romans over 2,000 to achieve — total and utter cultural collapse.

I believe the Romans would also have put radical feminists in that group – had they permitted radical feminism at the time. Wisely, they did not. More on that a bit later.

While channel-surfing recently, I stopped for a moment on an Animal Planet show featuring two lesbian roommates. And, no, they were NOT in the bedroom. As I watched, I began pondering the question of the growing impact of homosexuals and radical feminists on our culture.

None of these thoughts are original to me and all have been written about and discussed ad nauseam. This little rant is really an exercise in catharsis.

At the individual level, I have personally known a few homosexuals and, in general, have found them to be quiet, respectful and intelligent. Again, there are exceptions – such as the moron from California (where else?) cited below — but I haven’t personally met them and hope I don’t as there would be serious trouble between us.

Having said that, I fear that the homosexual – and the recent politically correct fervor to further legitimize that lifestyle – has done irreparable harm to our NATIONAL life and what remains of what many of us still call Western European Culture. When that impact is coupled with the rise of radical feminism (you’ll be pleased to know that the EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT is again being disinterred), the product is a result from which the West may never recover.

Allow me to explain:

The physiological fact is that homosexuals normally do not reproduce. The current population replacement rate – the rate necessary to maintain the current native born population level — for the United States is somewhere north of 2 children per couple. Homosexuals usually don’t HAVE kids. Add the radical feminist impact – which holds that motherhood is some form of slavery and has driven many women to seek “fulfillment” OUTSIDE the home — and the current birth rate here is disturbingly FAR BELOW 2.1 per couple.

The other side of the demographic coin is that the virtually unrestrained immigration policies of past administrations have brought a huge influx of people from cultures radically different from that which existed here prior to the advent of PC, diversity, tolerance and all the other names by which many now call these self, nation and culture identity destroying behaviors.

Add the millions and millions of illegals who are now placing such a physical and economic burden on the healthcare and school systems that natural born citizens are being taxed to death and/or cannot, themselves, get the services to which they would otherwise be entitled. It’s a recipe for chaos.

And the politicians – who hope these new welfare recipients will support their perpetual reelection — turn a blind eye.

And as these groups agitate and campaign for THEIR particular flavor of diversity and tolerance, they also give added traction to virtually EVERY OTHER flavor. As they change millions of minds and cause others to reconsider long-standing and time-tested value systems, they are turning our world upside down.

The effect of these factors is that the America in which many of us older folks grew up is disappearing at an alarming rate. As the nation many of us came to love – and donned uniforms to defend – drifts toward some sort of Balkanized
despotism, large segments of these new arrivals – who know little and care even less of the traditions, values and history of this place and even refuse to learn the common tongue — separate themselves into ghetto-like enclaves where outsiders are often not welcomed unless they’re spending money, we run the very serious risk of repeating the experiences of the former Yugoslavia from which some of my people came.

Speaking of whom, my great-great grandparents waited for years then stood in long lines at Ellis Island to be deloused, interrogated and told they had to learn English and our history and traditions and pass a test – something the Hispanics and radical Muslim terrorists strolling across the border with Mexico don’ t have to do.

The Clinton administration – well known for its tolerance of the gay lifestyle – published some statistics in connection with AIDS that startled many. Of course, the PC then rearing its ugly head prohibited all but the brave from commenting on any of that.

The CDC statistics showed that 85% of all AIDS/HIV cases are
1. Active, non-monogamous homosexuals,
(the largest subset)
2. Heterosexuals and bisexuals who have had sex with group 1 and
3. IV drug abusers who share needles.
(Kinda gives new meaning to Romans 6:23, doesn’t it?)
The remaining 15% are those who have contracted AIDS via other,
non-sexual/non-drug means SUCH AS TRANSFUSIONS OF TAINTED BLOOD (which one homosexual “leader” on the West Coast URGED his fellow homosexuals to CONTINUE to attempt to contaminate in order to involve the straight community in the push to increase federal funding for AIDS research).

So, with the population replacement rate practically down to zero, we have some “leaders” of the homosexual community – who do nothing to help raise that rate – encouraging their members to make ill or kill those of us who have and/or are having and raising kids here.

I find it fascinating that many members of the homosexual community and the radical feminists are on the front line of the assault on traditional values and seek to replace them with more tolerance, diversity and other politically correct nonsense. They have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

While their activities have produced short-term “benefits” for them, that diversity, tolerance and egalitarianism have also opened the door to the idea that no culture is “better” than any other and that, for example, beheading homosexuals and women who refuse to fully submit to males is culturally superior behavior. Obama – apparently having confused Chicago with America — spent days apologizing to everyone he met for our defective, decadent, unexceptional and corrupt culture.

And that has brought to our shores a formerly foreign culture, the more radical elements of which are breeding at a rate well in excess of the rate among the indigenous LEGAL and NATURAL BORN population. That they are intensively breeding among themselves, causing anomalies within their gene pool that is causing and will continue to cause SERIOUS problems for them — and, ultimately, us. Go here for more information on that:
http://www.rightsidenews.com/2010081111313/life-and-science/culture-wars/muslim-inbreeding-impacts-on-intelligence-sanity-health-and-society.html


36 posted on 05/09/2014 4:07:43 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: NYer

When is the San Francisco Mayor going to have a press conference with the Surgeon General and announce that heterosexual couples will now come down with it?


37 posted on 05/09/2014 4:10:41 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Maelstorm

when you play around with the part of the body made for the disposal of toxic human waste you tend to catch nasty things.


38 posted on 05/09/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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Nature, as designed by God, keeps working to weed out the unnatural, and we keep working to perpetuate it, killing thousands in the process, like we did with AIDS. Scientists are now working on a way to kill super bugs. "An acyldepsipeptide antibiotic called ADEP in combination with the bactericidal antibiotic drug rifampicin eliminates the methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus." Quoted from the journal Nature. ...Maybe they can keep venereal diseases from killing gays, enabling gays to do more damage to society.
39 posted on 05/09/2014 4:13:35 PM PDT by pallis
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To: NYer

why we put any hcare resources their way is beyond me. these people wallow in their disases and treat them like rites of passage/badges of honor. and believe the rest of us have to pay for their treatment.


40 posted on 05/09/2014 4:27:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: pallis

Homosexual marriage is absurd. Do we really think that two homosexuals with a combined 1000 sexual partners will settle for just each other?


41 posted on 05/09/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: gaijin

as many partners as possible is integral to the gay lifestyle. they reject monogamy, the point of being homo is sex anywhere, anytime with anyone.


42 posted on 05/09/2014 4:29:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Couple this post’s concepts with THIS viewpoint:

0bama. California.

“Here’s the word for word quote of the president’s most recent declaration against any and all who might disagree with his Big Government, no questions asked, agenda. They were spoken at a big money, California fundraiser:

0:

The truth of the matter is, is that the reason that we have not seen Washington address the core concerns of too many working families around the country is that you have a party that has been captive to an ideology, to a theory of economics, that says those folks, they’re on their own and government doesn’t have an appropriate role to play.

And our goal and our task in this midterm has to be to break that grip, that particular view, that particular wrongheaded vision this country has so that we can get back to the business of investing in the American people and investing in America’s future.”


43 posted on 05/09/2014 4:39:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: gaijin

Then consider that those they’re having sex with were probably within the same sampling pool.

Just do the math, 2% percent of the population having lots of sex with the same 2% percent. As soon as *any* disease is injected into that group it’ll spread like wild fire, especially because men having sex with men has the highest rate of transmission (vs other types of sex).

You can’t argue away the mechanics of it all. They can do what they want but if they succeed in forcing the system to allow them to give blood, well, the consequences will be blood on their hands - people should go to jail for allowing it, there’ll be many victims. Maybe this is the discussion we should encourage? ...let the facts be discussed.


44 posted on 05/09/2014 4:40:31 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: NYer
Syphilis is obviously homophobic.
45 posted on 05/09/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: NYer

It is sort of queer how these things happen.


46 posted on 05/09/2014 5:06:58 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: gaijin

Is that 9000 gay men, straight, bi?


47 posted on 05/09/2014 5:42:18 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: NYer

...thankfully there are checks and balances.


48 posted on 05/09/2014 5:50:16 PM PDT by BobL
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To: NYer

I would think syphilis would be a relatively minor worry among this disease-ridden population.


49 posted on 05/09/2014 6:21:38 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; NYer
obviously homophobic

How long before they bring back Salversan 606?

Arsenic kills things like this...


50 posted on 05/09/2014 6:44:03 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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