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One in Seven Men in London “Gay Scene” Infected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Mats on 24/07/2010

Sexual health campaigners” continue to push condom message while rates climb

By Hilary White

LONDON, July 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rates of HIV infection and AIDS have risen dramatically in the last seven years among London’s homosexual men according to a homosexualist health group. The Terrence Higins Trust (THT) released figures yesterday showing that one in seven men in the London “gay scene” are infected with the HIV virus, compared to about one in 20 gay men nationally. The figure rose from 299 new cases in 2000 to 710 new cases in 2007.

According to the AIDS awareness agency AVERT, at the end of 2008 gay men were estimated to account for 38% of HIV cases in the UK, despite their making up only a tiny percentage of the overall population.

The University College London and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) conducted the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Survey in 2009 in 36 London venues such as bars, clubs and bathhouses. The survey found a 15.2 percent HIV prevalence in such venues between December 2008 and February 2009 among 1,251 men tested.

Alan Wardle, Head of Health Promotion at THT said that men in the “gay scene” are “genuinely shocked” by the figure. “Yet the reality is that, after Brighton, London has the highest HIV prevalence of any city in the UK.”

The HPA presented its findings at the International AIDS conference in Vienna today.

The agency said that it has also found that AIDS infection rates have jumped 60 percent among those over 50 between 2000 and 2007.

Ruth Smith, a senior HIV scientist at the HPA’s Centre for Infections said, “We estimate that nearly half of older adults diagnosed between 2000 and 2007 were infected at age 50 or over and this highlights the importance of HIV testing – whatever your age.”

The agency reported that in 2008 there were 7,382 new diagnoses of HIV in the UK, with an estimated 32 percent of adults over 15 years being diagnosed later in life.

Despite the evident failure of condom campaigns to curb HIV rates either in Britain or in the developing world, both the Terrence Higgins Trust and the Health Protection Agency concluded that “safe sex” was the only solution. Wardle said that the THT is launching the “One in Seven” campaign to “remind” men in the London gay scene to use condoms.

Ruth Smith said, “We must continually reinforce the safe sex message – using a condom with all new or casual partners is the surest way to ensure people do not become infected with a serious sexually transmitted infection such as HIV.”

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National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion-Breast Cancer Link True

Posted by Mats on 10/01/2010

Medicine os catching up on the evil efects of abortion. If only they had payed attention to what the Bible had said, maybe less women would have suffered from brest cancer.
If this is true on this, just imagine what other thing liberals says “it’s ok” while the Bible says it’s wrong. Imagine how many lives will have to be lost in favor of liberal policies.

National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion-Breast Cancer Link True

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 6
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The National Cancer Institute gained a reputation for putting politics over science when it did everything possible to deny dissenting opinion during a meeting to establish whether or not a link exists between abortion and breast cancer.

Now, the main NCI acivist who got the agency to deny the abortion-breast cancer link has co-authored a study admitting the abortion-breast cancer link is true, calling it a “known risk factor.”

Scientists and educators about the abortion-breast cancer link point to a new study that shows a top NCI official may be re-thinking the refusal to acknowledge the link.

The study, conducted by Jessica Dolle, appears in the April, 2009 issue of the prestigious cancer epidemiology journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

The Dolle study, conducted with the prestigious Janet Daling group of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle — one of the first to receive recognition for highlighting the abortion-breast cancer link — concerns the link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer.

The study examined women for triple-negative breast cancer, a subset of breast cancer cases with a particularly aggressive and treatment-resistant cancer type.

The data yielded a strong association between TNBC and oral contraceptives and found a 320% risk increase for breast cancer over those who never used contraception.

When it comes to the abortion link, the study did not produce any new results but it cited the Daling studies from 1994 and 1996 that showed between a 20 and 50 percent increased breast cancer risk for women having abortions compare to those who carried their pregnancies to term.

As Dr. Joel Brind, a prominent breast cancer researcher, says, “what was striking was the way in which the finding of a significant ABC link was characterized.”

“Specifically, abortion appears in the data table which lists the associations found for ‘known and suspected risk factors,'” he explains. “In the text, the effect of the significant risk factors, including induced abortion, were described as ‘consistent with the effects observed in previous studies on younger women.'”

“Hence, this paper provides clear support for the existence of the abortion-breast cancer link,” Brind said.

Brind says the kicker is that one of the coauthors of this new study is Louise A. Brinton of the NCI.

While the NCI maintains no abortion-breast cancer link exists, Brinton is the co-author of a study that is cited in this new research.

“Importantly, Brinton was the chief organizer for the 2003 NCI (U.S. National Cancer Institute) ‘workshop’ on ‘early reproductive events and breast cancer,’ a panel which reported that the lack of an ABC link had been ‘established,'” Brind says.

“In other words, since 2003, the NCI has firmly maintained the position that there is no ABC link; that the studies which had reported such a link were deemed unreliable. However, two of these prior studies were the very studies by the Daling group (of which one Brinton also was a co-author),” he continues.

“Now, in 2009, Brinton is on record reiterating findings of the ABC link and reporting them as ‘consistent’ with earlier studies that found induced abortion to be a risk factor,” Brind says. “Can it not therefore be argued that the NCI is backing off its denial of the ABC link? This is big news, to be sure, but no one has challenged the NCI with it, yet.”

Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, a women’s group that educates about the abortion link, calls the admission a scandal.

“Less than two months since the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force issued new guidelines recommending against routine mammograms for women in their forties, a second breast cancer scandal involving a U.S. government panel of experts has come to light which has implications for healthcare reform,” she told LifeNews.com.

“Although the study was published nine months ago, the NCI, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other cancer fundraising businesses have made no efforts to reduce breast cancer rates by issuing nationwide warnings to women,” she added.

She says Dolle’s team reported in Table 1 a statistically significant 40% risk increase for women who have had abortions and listed it among “known and suspected risk factors.”

“Obviously, more women will die of breast cancer if the NCI fails in its duty to warn about the risks of OCs and abortion and if government funds are used to pay for both as a part of any healthcare bill,” Malec said.

Last year, studies from Turkey and China also reported statistically significant risk increases for women who had abortions.

Related web sites:
Brind analysis of new study

Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer –
http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com

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Joe Klein Admits Healthcare Reform Will Redistribute Wealth

Posted by Mats on 07/01/2010

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Published on NewsBusters.org (http://newsbusters.org)

Joe Klein Admits Healthcare Reform Will Redistribute Wealth

By Candance Moore
Created 2010-01-06 09:38

Conveniently tucked away at the end of a column about liberal bloggers was an admission from Time magazine’s Joe Klein that the Senate’s healthcare bill would transfer wealth from upper class Americans to the working poor.

Apparently Klein didn’t get the memo about denying the presence of socialism in the Democrats’ plan.

In a piece [1] published last Wednesday called “The Left’s Idiocy on Health Reform,” Klein expressed concern that the far left, angry at the bill for not being socialist enough, would stop supporting it. The goal of the column was to convince ardent liberals to embrace the Senate bill as a matter of loyalty to their party.

President Obama’s radical ambitions cannot survive without money and organizing from the nutroots, which prompted Klein to launch a massive guilt bomb in an effort to win them back. He slipped into full-blown talking point mode as he made his case, sounding more like a Democrat strategist than a columnist:

To be sure, the bill that emerged from the Senate has problems. But it is landmark social legislation that guarantees and subsidizes health care coverage for 30 million Americans who don’t have it now. Yes, this means a lot of new customers for the insurance companies – but the insurers will face strict new regulations, and many of their new customers will be people they refused to cover in the past. Ultimately, it means an annual income redistribution of $200 billion to help the working poor pay for insurance, which is why Republicans oppose the bill. But Jacob Hacker, the leading promoter of the public option, favors it. Every Democratic Senator, including those like Ohio’s Sherrod Brown who have impeccable liberal records, favors it.

Klein was correct about one point: the main reason Republicans oppose the bill is because of the socialist agenda. The bills crafted by the House and Senate were never about providing better healthcare – the plan was always for the government to simply seize private wealth and pass it around in the name of healthcare reform.

Only when the media speak candidly to liberals does this truth come out. Back in October, while trying to appeal to a larger audience, Klein took a more somber tone [2] about an impending tax increase as a necessary evil for “fiscally responsible” politicians to discuss. The October column also aimed much lower by reporting the amount of the tax hike as a modest $35 billion.

Suddenly, a mere 60 days later when writing to the left, Klein reported with glee that some $200 billion would be seized every year.

The promise of massive wealth distribution was clearly offered to secure support from prominent liberals. Klein opened his column with a jab at “the snarkier precincts of the left-wing blogosphere” who had turned sour on the Senate bill. In reaching for the worst insult he could find to fling their way, Klein resorted to comparing them to Fox News:

Indeed, it resembles nothing so much as that other, more populous hamlet, the right-wing Fox News and Limbaugh slum. Hilariously, as we stagger from one awful decade into the next, there has been a coagulation of these extremes – a united front against the turgid ceremonies of legislative democracy, like compromise, and disdain for the politician most responsible for nudging our snarled checks and balances toward action, Barack Obama. The issue that has brought them together is opposition to the Senate’s health care-reform bill, which makes some sense on the right, but none at all on the left.

According to Klein, it made “no sense” for liberals to join conservatives in trying to kill a badly written bill that satisfied no one other than lobbyists. Overwhelming public opposition to the plan was not because Americans were unified, but that the left was acting too much like the right.

To drive home the point that liberals had no business siding with conservatives, Klein ridiculed those on the right as unworthy of being taken seriously:

The prejudices of the tea partiers, birthers, deathers, Palinites and other assorted “real” Americans are well known; the historic conservative opposition to universal health care isn’t news.

With liberal readers now sufficiently afraid of being lumped in with Sarah Palin, Klein finished his column with a plea for left-wing unity to stop a Republican revival in 2010:

In the end, the sillier left-village practitioners are stoking the same populist exaggeration – the idea that Washington is controlled by crooks and sellouts – that conservative strategists like Bill Kristol believe will bring the Republicans back to power. The perversity of this is beyond comprehension.

Heaven help us if liberals start realizing the Democrat party is corrupt. The left and the right, finally disgusted by the cronyism, joining forces to drain the swamp inside the beltway?

Only to a liberal columnist would that idea be perverse.

Whatever it takes to finally realize the goal of a massive wealth distribution plan. Forget the “crooks and sellouts” who wrote the bill. Don’t stop and think for a moment that someone who likes Sarah Palin could possibly be right about something. The Senate bill seizes wealth, and that should be enough to make you happy.

At least someone in the media was honest enough to admit it.


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Democrat Hate Against Man in Hospital

Posted by Mats on 02/01/2010

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Here are a few of the Twitter comments by users that I saw in the 15 minutes or so that I perused the site:

@kenneth212 Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital in Honolulu. Maybe Santa did get my letter.

@MelechT Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the Hospital. Just when I thought Christmas was over…

@tontocorazon RT @Pumpy_Beanis DIE RUSH LIMBAUGH YOU F***ING PIG MAN JUST F***ING DIE

@phontigallo: I was scared of another death this year til I heard Rush Limbaugh was in the hospital. Come on 2009; don’t fail me now<omg

@amazingatheist: Ruch Limbaugh hospitalized with chest pains. Let’s all hope he dies.

@heartfeltrobot YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS! RT @cnnbrk Radio host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital with chest pains.

@Teevho Rush Limbaugh in serious condition in the hospital? Oh happy day! Are they sure he didn’t just ingest too much hillbilly heroin?

@bbb1962 RT @MelechT: Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the Hospital. Just when I thought Christmas was over… #divinejustice #kanyeshrug *Lmfao!*

@DoodlebugFtDOR LOL..RT @phontigallo: I was scared of another death this year til I heard Rush Limbaugh was in the hospital. Come on 2009; don’t fail me now

@Yves_V So Rush Limbaugh in the hospital? If he dies, 2009 won’t be so bad after all #JustSayin

@twofacedmonster So sad…cough. RT @cnnbrk: Radio host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital with chest pains

@danjohnny5 RT @phontigallo: I was scared of another death this year til I heard Rush Limbaugh was in the hospital. Come on 2009; don’t fail me now.

@OTOOLEFAN: Rush Limbaugh rushed to the hospital? Are the Death Panels in place yet?

@JustPlainMike RT @OTOOLEFAN: Rush Limbaugh rushed to the hospital? Are the Death Panels in place yet?

@Scottama RT @phontigallo: I was scared of another death this year til I heard Rush Limbaugh was in the hospital. Come on 2009; don’t fail me now.

@riegelracing Rush Limbaugh had a heart attack?!?! Its a late birthday present!!!!!!

@stratogato Rush Limbaugh, say hello to LUCIFER when you get there my friend

@NYfitter: RT @Mopec35: RT @Pumpy_Beanis: DIE RUSH LIMBAUGH YOU F***ING PIG MAN JUST F***ING DIE

@margery Is Rush Limbaugh terminally sick? Yippee

@ocicat_bengals Smite Rush Limbaugh in 2009!

@ZSS This just in, Rush Limbaugh hospitalized. How much you want to bet the words “hookers” and “blow” aren’t too far behind?

@RJ_Acosta i now heard this rush guy is an asshole,Rush Limbaugh,i hope you die in hell mother fucker! >:3

@dingane1: if rush Limbaugh dies ill let 09 slide on taking MJ

@the_condor RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR HATE CRIMES. LET HIM DIE.

Probably the most clever:

@Marnus3: My sincere wish is for a full recovery for Rush Limbaugh so he can witness the re-election of Barack Obama

A few were fair-minded:

@djdebutante OK, I’m not a Rush Limbaugh fan by any means, but wishing him dead? Really people, that’s just low.

@LakefieldKid I am trying so very hard not to say anything bad about Limbaugh so I will not. But, it is killing me to remain quiet.

@FirstLadySK: Yeah, Rush Limbaugh is a terrible person, but to wish death upon him is wrong on so many levels..

What does this say about our culture?

I wonder how much press this reaction will get. The press sure liked to talk about those peaceful and orderly Tea Parties though. The one I went to with 7,500 people in California was filled with children and was about the most family-friendly public event I have ever attended.

David Schmidt is the Director of HucksArmy and reachable at david.schmidt@evercor.com, or on Facebook and Twitter

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