Friday, September 25, 2009

AIDS Vaccine

Today (or yesterday to be exact) was monumental day for medicine. A test vaccine in Thailand recently showed that it could protect one out of three people from contracting the AIDS virus. This big news because unlike many other diseases, AIDS is 100% fatal. This makes it one of the biggest threats to us in terms of incurable diseases. Before now, we have had no way of protecting or treating this virus. Although this isn't anywhere near perfect it is a huge step in the right direction.

The scientists in the study said that many more tests and trial would need to be done in order to boost the protection rate even higher, but they have made some large leaps since they first began the project. Today, I think we can take a break from politics and debating, and come together for a moment regardless of our political affiliation to celebrate this new step for humanity.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gun Laws

Okay, I'm a big gun ban supporter, which is odd because I live in a red neck, gun loving state. And I also love the state I live in, even if it is what it is. It's like if your kid's a criminal. You still love them, even though they've made some bad mistakes. Recently, I heard about this (you'll see what I mean in a minute, but I thought instead of expressing this event with a CNN report, I could try the Daily Show once more.

And while I'm at it, I might as well bring up the law saying that you can bring a concealed loaded gun onto a national park. I don't care who you are, why would anyone need a loaded concealed gun on a national park? And don't say, "To protect myself from bears!" because that's what the park rangers are there for, and that still doesn't explain the concealed part of it. Tell me, why? I'm curious as to what people think.

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The Gun Show - Barrel Fever
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Truth About Afghanistan!

This is just for laughs. I saw this a few days ago on the Daily Show, and decided I'd start back with a joke, and a reason to remain in Afghanistan.

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The Unwinnable War in Afghanistan
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