Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Conspiracy Theory That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Hey! Did you hear? Apparently, AIDS is a mythical disease concocted by Bush/Cheney/Halliburton/Industrial/Military/Capitalist/Crony Conspiracy Incorporated to prevent people from having casual sex, and to keep the population addicted to products made by big pharma!

Okay, just kidding, some of the people that work for Halliburton vote Democrat, so they're not reeeally Capitalists....or at least they feel guilty about their dirty capitalist ways.

Aaaaaaaaany way, what's really true, and super neat, is that big pharma has come up with a single pill, to be taken once a day, that will treat AIDS. According to this article, the AIDS patients who used to take cocktails of up to 36 pills per day will now get better, more effective treatment from one pill. It'll be a breakthrough for patients in poor countries, because logistically speaking it'll be easier to supply. And no more expensive. Actually, over the long run, it'll probably be cheaper.

By the way, I don't know for sure, but I bet none of Bill Gates' money was necessary for this breakthrough.

Additionally, and more importantly, no taxpayer money was either.

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