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.

27 comments:

  1. This is excellent news! Now we've got to work on a cure for cancer that does not exterminate all of the world and require Will Smith to save us all. He's busy.

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  2. Haha! But seriously, I'm glad I can finally have a post that we can (hopefully) all agree upon.

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  3. Hopefully, unless some people explain that AIDs was the only efficient way to exterminate non-Christians. That might have been harsh, and a bit creepy, but seriously.

    Conservative Christianity has been taken to a whole new level: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LACyLTsH4ac. It's like watching a horror movie.

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  4. Awesome. Of course, let us hope that as we're vaccinating the Africans, we don't accidentally make the problem worse. Again.

    XD

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  5. This IS wonderful news. I hope it only gets better by turning into a real, high percentage, vaccine.

    You know, Christopher, there are freaks that associate themselves with every ideology. You can post links about Christians and I can post them about any other group you want to talk about, but in the end, they are just freaks.

    I thought this was the post where we were going to have a group hug or something...didn't you get the memo Christopher? :)

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  6. I am glad that a vaccine is looking like a possability, but it is a primitive mind that claims because one person who associates themselves with something, they represent the whole.
    That is not called Conservative Christianity, that is called a cult.

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  7. Come Christopher, you're killin'! The one happy post? No, I'm just kidding. You're right, these people are not all Christians, but the proper term here is evangelical Christianity which reprsents about 25 million people nation wide. But let's not focus on that, let's look at the vaccine! Join me in singing We Are the World!

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  8. ...I don't know that song. And I'm not the world.

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  9. Just for the record, I didn't watch the video. I commented assuming it was somebody claiming that AIDS was God's judgement or some such. If I was wrong, I appologize.

    That is right Liberty, we live in the world, but are not of it.

    Romans 12:2 (New International Version)

    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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  10. If you did not want to focus on it Alex, you should have ignored him, rather than stating something that is patently untrue as if it were a fact, and then going on to say "But let’s all be friends ok?"

    I personally have no problem with speaking in tongues, it is a spiritual gift spoken about in the Bible, so if you consider anyone who does a fake and a cultist, you are indeed speaking about a huge number of people.
    That woman is what we call a zealot, she is crazy, she has taken something good (God’s word) and twisted it, taking it to the upmost extreme one can without directly disobeying it.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/evangelical

    Evangelical Christianity is basically anyone who decided to attempt to spread God’s word, so you basically just did exactly what I warned you not to do, lumped all of us together with her.

    I am truly glad about the AIDS vaccine, but if ya’ll really are just interested in finding something we can agree on, you should not splice stuff like that into it. We are not a bunch of fish who will swallow the hook along with the bait, we see the good in this post, but that does not mean we will ignore the bad.

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  11. I'm sorry! I won't be hatin' no longer. You're right. I crashed the one happy moment. Considering we're all near strangers and I could be a middle-aged bald man eating Cheez nips and seeing how many teens are gullible enough to think I'm their age, groups hugs might be difficult. I'm really the violent mediator that shouts at both arguing sides, "You're wrong and you're wrong! You're both stupid. Now make peace."

    You're right: there are freaks of any group. I might take it even further to say that beliefs can be interchangeable and still not determine the goodness of the person. Group hug?

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  12. Plus, Einar, I'm pretty sure Alex was just making a joke. Nothing meant, right? If anything, making jokes during ferocious debates is like whistling in the dark, although this can't exactly be called a ferocious debate. It's all good.

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  13. Evangelical can be applied to that, but I'm referring to a different group called evangelical christians. Einar listen, I did not post those videos and was only making a joke. I supported you by saying that these people were not conservative christians, but evangelicals. That's just what we call 'em. Now shut up and act happy!

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  14. Group hugs are against my religion.

    LOL I just love being difficult. XD

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  15. Excuse me... I'm evangelical christian, and I can assure that lady was not, even if she thought she was. THey took some things WAY too far.

    Sorry, but I couldn't refrain from another contraversial comment after what was said.

    I'm happy about the AIDS vaccine though:)

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  16. I've seen the full documentary, and that clip kind of exaggerates, but maybe they're just the hardcore evangelicals.

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  17. Maybe? Alex, that lady is NUTS.

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  18. Indeed, that is like saying "Ann Coulter is a LITTLE on the extreme side of the right wing"

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  19. Maybe wasn't really the right word, but unfortunately, there are a lot of people like that lady.

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  20. Unfortunatly, there are a lot of people NOT like that lady...I would say many more. I think that the reason that you received this response to Christopher posting that clip (even though it has nothing to do with an AIDS vaccine) is that it is focused on a narrow representation of Christianity and suggested that is representative of the majority.

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  21. And I'm sure make attacks at each other is much more relevant.

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  22. It isn't, in fact in the movie, the have Christians talk about how wrong they are. It's just trying to show that there are a lot of people like, like it or not. Not a majority, but a lot of people.

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  23. The "attacks at each other"? You were the only one attacking Christopher, you posted that video when there were only two comments....one of them yours.

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  24. Bard, I made a mistake. I've apologized. Unfortunately, I'm the only one willing to end it.

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  25. After the video, all of you jumped and started attacking him. Listen, this is my blog. I if he wants to post a video that talks about evangelical Christianity, fine. I agree with him. I would have probably posted it eventually any way. All of this has gotten really far off topic from the AIDS vaccine, and I have to say Bard, it looks like you keep trying to keep it that way.

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  26. Say what you want Alex, it is your blog.

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  27. You're right Alex. Before you post again, I'll get us back on track.

    How about that AIDs, huh?

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