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Elton John: AIDS Epidemic Fueled by Stigma Violence Indifference - I Have News for Elton John
Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-23-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook

Posted on 07/24/2012 11:11:49 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook

How does that work? When I think of an epidemic being "fueled," I think of what is causing the epidemic. In the case of AIDS, it is not caused by "stigma," "violence" unless that violence involves something physical that would pass on the HIV virus, or "indifference" unless a person chooses to be indifferent to the danger of the disease.

John was speaking at a conference. 

Science and money would not be enough to beat the epidemic, he said: "We need love. If that word makes you a bit uneasy – if you associate it with Disney and schmaltz, let's call it something else." Compassion or kindness were two suggestions.

But he added: "It's been three decades of this epidemic, and we have seen how human beings react when those around them become HIV positive."

If science and money cannot "beat" the disease, then we will never be rid of it, unless those at risk, stop the risky behavior. We know that children with AIDs have had no risky behavior, so that leaves only science and money. Compassion, love, kindness heals nothing but broken, grieving, sad and/or angry hearts and minds. A miracle will work though. Somewhere in the world of AIDS, surely miracles have happened.

If you have HIV, this might be your miracle - a cure for both HIV and Leukemia in the same patient! In the video below of the man who was cured, HIV is equated with AIDS. It's not clear if full-blown AIDS will react to the treatment in the article with the same success. In this story, "compassion" did play a part, because the same donor donated stem cells twice.

Later in Elton John's speech in Washington, D.C., he praised George W. Bush for the $15 Billion he committed to AIDS research and education:

If this country wanted to end HIV infections at home it could do so in a heartbeat," he said. "All it takes is a bit more funding and a bit more understanding. All it takes is dialogue."

 So it does come down to more funding, and he had to admit it (but forgot the risky behavior). All this silly talk of the AIDS epidemic being fueled by stigma, violence and indifference is just the same old Liberal verbosity. Sounds good. Means nothing.

But maybe the "Sir" is saying, it takes, "love," "compassion," and "kindness" to whip-up the money for a cure, especially when scientists are desperately trying to find cures for so many diseases that are not behavior related. He's right about that. We only have so much money to donate, whether individually or federally, courtesy of our tax dollars. We have to pick and choose. St. Jude's or HIV AIDS? I have a lot of compassion for EVERY terminally ill person. I am a kind person, but I have to make choices, as do those who put themselves in harms way. It's no different from driving drunk. You might die. You'll probably kill someone else.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: aidscure; aidsfunding; eltonjohn; hivaids

1 posted on 07/24/2012 11:11:54 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: maggiesnotebook
"If this country wanted to end HIV infections at home it could do so in a heartbeat,"

Does "this country" include homosexuals and drug-addicts? because its pretty much entirely up to them.

2 posted on 07/24/2012 11:14:13 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

first they would have to give up their perverted lifestyle.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 11:16:07 AM PDT by brivette
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To: maggiesnotebook

Now that hemophiliacs and surgical patients are safe from HIV spread via medical products, what is needed to end AIDS beyond that those at risk stop sticking things in their bodies that (1) don’t belong in their bodies, and (2) are known to be dangerous and unhealthy? Cure will happen, eventually. Prevention is incredibly easy.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 11:20:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: maggiesnotebook
I dunno, has mankind ever 'cured' any virus?

And the other thing, Sir Elton, is money given to HIV research is money no longer available for other disease research, like say, Child Muscular Dystrophy or heart disease.

But since HIV can possibly effect you personally, naturally its your priority. Because its not mine doesn't mean there's something wrong with me.

Besides, unlike these other diseases there is a very effective treatment for HIV & AIDs - abstinence from unsafe sexual practices.

5 posted on 07/24/2012 11:30:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: maggiesnotebook

According to John Stossel AIDS/HIV research funding gets 25 times more than Parkinson’s. Even though heart disease kills more people it still receives less funding than AIDS/HIV.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 11:30:56 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: maggiesnotebook

Yes, we could end AIDS in a heartbeat. But I don’t think that the diseased individuals would like finding themselves quarantined on island with “shoot to kill” orders for dealing with escape attempts, and their “intimate” associates being tested whether they like it or not...
Frankly, this is the first disease I’ve have ever heard of that had “civil rights.”


7 posted on 07/24/2012 11:32:10 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: maggiesnotebook

Sex is not a job for the anus. It is a poop squeezer. Poop has a lot of stuff in it, none of which should be going into the Pee pee.

That wraps up sex education for the day kids.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 11:33:52 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Pollster1

“Now that hemophiliacs and surgical patients are safe from HIV spread via medical products,...”

ROFLMAO!!! Yeah, right. Look at this news!

Study could end ban on gay men donating blood
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/16/study-could-end-ban-on-gay-men-donating-blood/?page=all

As blood donations decline, U.S. ban on gay donors is examined
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/06/health/gay-men-blood-ban/index.html

And which country was the first to do this first?
Bloody England, of course! Which again proves my longstanding thesis that the UK is leading the West in to the abyss of destruction and America is following closely behind.

Britain Lifts Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood. Could the U.S. Be Far Behind?
http://healthland.time.com/2011/09/15/britain-lifts-ban-on-gay-men-donating-blood-could-the-u-s-be-far-behind/


9 posted on 07/24/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: maggiesnotebook

If the country (read: the fags in the country) wanted to stop AIDS, they’d stop putting you-know-what you-know-where!


10 posted on 07/24/2012 11:40:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: maggiesnotebook

Hey, Elton. Do us a favor......don’t say anything unless Bernie Taupin writes it.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pallis

Jocelyn is NOT amused at your levity!!!

She's trying NOT to laugh.

/sarc

12 posted on 07/24/2012 11:43:11 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: maggiesnotebook

“Come on ev’rybody we’ve got quilting to do...”


13 posted on 07/24/2012 11:45:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: maggiesnotebook

Spending money on AIDS is like shooting it down a rat hole. Which is also like being Elton’s boyfriend.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 11:50:48 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: maggiesnotebook

AIDS is fueled by unGodly lust you queen.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

John Stossel is amazing. I love he bottom-lines everything.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 11:57:46 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Jack, thanks for those links. Terrifying.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: maggiesnotebook

The cure for aids.....

the new compound ‘trinoassatall’

Works first time every time......

from an old Bob and Tom schtick, circa 1984 or so.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 12:07:59 PM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it will bring tears to eyes. BORE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: maggiesnotebook

Elton doesn’t want my love — thank goodness! He wants my money.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 12:14:38 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: PGR88

The child victims of adult pedophiles dont get much choice. Elton's a campainer for abolition of age of consent laws.

20 posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:10 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: maggiesnotebook

Actually, it’s fueled by anal sex. Whether someone loves or respects you for that is immaterial.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:20 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: PGR88

The child victims of adult pedophiles dont get much choice. Elton's a campainer for abolition of age of consent laws.

22 posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:23 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

MrEdd, Good information. I updated my article and gave you credit.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 12:47:12 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: maggiesnotebook

I guess Elton never read that “the wages of sin is death”. It shouldn’t be that difficult for anyone to understand.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 12:49:23 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: maggiesnotebook
>"Elton John: AIDS Epidemic Fueled by Stigma Violence Indifference"

Indifference to the FACT you have the behavior of a walking plague rat.

25 posted on 07/24/2012 1:09:55 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: maggiesnotebook

I have a special enmity towards all homosexual advocacy groups since the eighties when they tried to blame Reagan for the AIDs epidemic. The epidemic was caused by careless and arrogant male homosexuals who thought the world should okay their reckless lifestyles and couldn’t bear to blame themselves. I wasn’t even a Republican in the eighties, but I (and everyone else who wasn’t a male homosexual) knew who was responsible for the epidemic. And it wasn’t Ronald Wilson Reagan.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: maggiesnotebook

AIDS gets 20 times the funding that any other research does and isn’t even in the top 10 killers in this country.It makes me furious that things like type 1 diabetes that is in the top 10 killers get very little funding and it primarily strikes children while we know that most HIV/AIDS is caused by behavior.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 2:51:08 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: maggiesnotebook

HIV is an infection of choice - keep it in your pants and don’t do drugs, you won’t get it. But then, unlimited access to any sort of sex and drugs is a sacred cow of the left.


28 posted on 07/24/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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