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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:01 PM

Clinton didn't help AIDS victims, but Trump did...


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Reply Clinton didn't help AIDS victims, but Trump did... (Original post)
Sibelian the White Jul 11 OP
Ilovestx Jul 11 #1
Sibelian the White Jul 11 #2
Ilovestx Jul 11 #3
Tolk Jul 11 #4
Ilovestx Jul 11 #7
D26-15 Jul 11 #5
Scary Red Jul 11 #6
SickOfThisMess Jul 11 #10
Ilovestx Jul 11 #11
Scary Red Jul 11 #13
Ilovestx Jul 11 #12
CokeMachine1 Jul 11 #8
outside Jul 11 #9
fuel Jul 11 #14
TM999 Jul 12 #15
fuel Jul 13 #16
TM999 Jul 14 #17

Response to Sibelian the White (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:05 PM

1. Wrong.

https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/news/564/clinton-administration-record-on-hiv-aids

OVERVIEW: An estimated 800,000 to 900,000 Americans are believed to be living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Since the epidemic began in 1981, more than 700,000 Americans have been diagnosed with AIDS, and more than 420,000 men, women, and children have lost their lives to this disease.
The Clinton Administration has responded aggressively to the significant threat posed by HIV/AIDS with increased attention to research, prevention, and treatment. Overall funding for AIDS-related programs within HHS has increased by 150 percent under the Clinton Administration, with funding for HIV/AIDS care under the Health Resources and Services Administration's Ryan White CARE Act increasing by 358 percent. The proposed FY 2001 budget includes $9.2 billion in total HIV/AIDS funding within HHS.
At the same time, the Administration has sharpened the focus of its AIDS programs, establishing a new Office of National AIDS Policy at the White House, and signed legislation creating a permanent Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Administration also convened the first-ever White House Conference on HIV and AIDS in December 1995, released the first National AIDS Strategy in December 1996, and prepared the first federal biomedical research plan for HIV/AIDS in 1997. In May 1997, President Clinton announced a comprehensive AIDS vaccine research initiative designed to lead to the development of an AIDS vaccine within 10 years, and in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approved the nation's first large-scale trial of an AIDS prevention vaccine. In addition, the President announced the Millenium Vaccine Initiative on May 31, 2000 which calls for sharp increases in vaccine research at the National Institutes of Health, new investments for the purchase and delivery of existing vaccines and a substantial tax credit for the private sector to speed the development of new vaccines.
Today, HIV research efforts are making real inroads. New drugs are providing vast improvements in the treatment of HIV and AIDS, and new treatment guidelines released by HHS are giving health professionals much needed guidance to help standardize the care of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. As a result, the National Center for Health Statistics announced on October 5, 1999, that HIV/AIDS mortality has declined more than 70 percent since 1995, and that AIDS cases are no longer among the top 15 causes of death in national statistics, a fall from eighth place in 1996. Overall, the age-adjusted death rate from HIV infection is the lowest since 1987. This reflects the impact of powerful new anti-HIV drugs, and increased access to health care for those living with HIV/AIDS. However, transmission of the disease continues, and effective prevention efforts are still crucially important, as is the search for a vaccine.
The trends in AIDS death rates are uneven across racial and ethnic groups. In October 1998, President Clinton declared HIV/AIDS to be a severe and ongoing health crisis in racial and ethnic minority communities and announced a comprehensive new initiative in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus to improve the nation's effectiveness in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS in the African-American, Hispanic and other minority communities. Through the Minority AIDS Initiative, targeted funding and technical assistance helps minority organizations and coalitions become stable, ongoing sources of HIV prevention, HIV care and treatment services, and substance abuse and mental health services within their communities. In June 1999, the Administration also announced that Crisis Response Teams would provide special technical assistance to 11 U.S. metropolitan areas to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS among racial and ethnic minority populations. The Crisis Response Teams are meeting with local officials, public health personnel and community-based organizations that work with racial/ethnic minority persons living with HIV/AIDS to help them develop targeted strategies to curb the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS among minority populations in their communities and to encourage those affected to enter care.

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Response to Ilovestx (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:07 PM

2. Did you watch the video?

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Response to Sibelian the White (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:09 PM

3. No, not with that title. Why would I want to watch a bunch of lies?

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Response to Ilovestx (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:17 PM

4. What's the lies?

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Response to Tolk (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:18 PM

7. That tRump has helped more AIDS patients than Clinton.

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Response to Sibelian the White (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:17 PM

5. It's obvious that s/he didn't.

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Response to Sibelian the White (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:18 PM

6. I did-- it was all general accusations without any specifics. Propaganda.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:42 PM

10. "general accusations without any specifics....." yet, you'd rather believe

the liberal propaganda vomited from the mouth of Slick Willie's own H&HS department in a parting statement on the eve of that slimeball's "Kicked-to-the-Curb" party.

LOL@Lefty!

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Response to SickOfThisMess (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:45 PM

11. I would believe the HHS before any random person in a YouTube video.

It would be unreasonable not to.

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Response to SickOfThisMess (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:49 PM

13. Not really. I prefer not to lean toward anyone's propaganda.

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Response to Sibelian the White (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:49 PM

12. Just watched the first couple of minutes. He clearly says he left the D party back during the

Bill Clinton years, NOT now. He doesn't exactly qualify as one of these supposed 'walkaway' people who are apparently leaving the D party in droves because tRump is the most awesome POTUS ever.

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Response to Ilovestx (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:24 PM

8. Are you allergic to formatting?

Maybe you should delete and try again. It's quite apparent that you know how to delete posts.

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Response to Sibelian the White (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:55 PM

9. 10 new

#Walk Away on youtube everyday. I don't see any Russians.

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Response to Sibelian the White (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:03 PM

14. #Walkaway is Kremlin fueled hacker BS.

Please don't try and spread it here.

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Response to fuel (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:20 AM

15. Y'all are delusional.



Here is Conti's incredible story in its entirety:

OK, so this is a huge moment of truth for me. I originally joined the #WalkAway campaign about a week ago under my private civilian name (rather than this one, my artist name) and shared a brief story, but not as open as I would have liked it to be. For the last 15 years I have pretty much lived in, worked in, ate and breathed the music industry. Because my life eventually became public (or, as I like to joke, I became a ‘Wikipedia entry’), I retreated more and more into my privacy, sharing little about myself except what was demanded during the mandatory interview.
I am a New Age composer so, as it happens with music genres, when you are successful you become very popular within that niche but can quickly lose your audience should you say the wrong thing. I was managed by a publicist and a manager, so mostly I was scripted. But you also have to watch what you say because you can tank your career before it even begins. The pressure was on. The more success I experienced, the more withdrawn I became.

My career started a few years before Obama became president, but started taking off right at the time he was elected. The media went into a frenzy and mass hysteria ensued about the anointed one - thrill up their leg and all. I, however, saw a different picture.

Having grown up in Argentina during the horrible 70’s ‘Dirty War’, and having seen what the extremist Obama-style mindset had done to the country, I could see Obama coming from a mile away. There was NO way I could vote for this guy.

I walked away at that point. When I looked at him and heard him speak, all I could see was a horrible storm headed our way, like when you see dark, purple tornado clouds in the horizon, moving fast towards you. However, being in the music industry, I was pretty much surrounded by the hysteria. Being gay, Hispanic and a (legal) Immigrant only made things worse, because even in my personal life I was surrounded by Obama nuts who assumed I had to be one, too. Because for my work I use a slightly different name, I was able to keep my personal life and thoughts separate and navigate as best I could, keeping my mouth as shut as possible while everyone else seemed to be very happy to open theirs.

In my personal life, I became more vocal, but still had to watch it. I just made sure to maintain my private life very separate, having three different Facebook profiles and friending industry members on one and close family on another, and leaving the fan page for the PR machine. But it got worse. The more Obama overreached, the worse it got for me because it became excruciating to watch him slowly take the USA apart, while the media I worked in cheered. Was no one noticing what I was seeing? It was surreal.

Fast forward to the 2016 elections, when mass hysteria went to a level I had only seen in Argentina. I knew Trump was it for me. But the left got nastier, and so did people in my industry. Worse, however, that everyone thought I, of course, agreed. Again, my mouth remained shut…painfully so. Red carpet events, parties and gathering all became unbearable - not only because I am an introvert, but also because I was pretty much the only Trump supporter to be seen. I stopped attending and became more withdrawn. My publicist loved - and used - the angle of “Introverted artist,” but there was SO much more to it, more than I could say aloud. I kept so many things in that it started affecting my personal life because I could only vent with my partner, a Democrat, who was becoming saturated.

They say your spouse should not be your therapist - oh so true. But if you think it gets tough walking away when you're a regular person, when you're a public figure it gets 100 times worse. This is why many artists who do not think like the masses keep their mouth shut or risk losing their careers. The pressure is horrendous.

Then the Grammy telecast happened and it was used as a Trump bashing platform. That did it for me and I dropped my Recording Academy (otherwise known as the 'Grammy') membership.

Then, a few weeks ago I had enough. I saw there was a movement called the #WalkAway campaign and became very curious. At that time, a fellow artist (an actor) posted a picture of illegal immigrant children in cages and blamed Trump for it, the irony being those images were taken during Obama’s presidency. I lost it.

I unfollowed him and did the unthinkable, I did not keep my mouth shut and Twitted about having had enough and hashed the Walk Away campaign. It was the most liberating moment of my career. I quickly joined this movement using my civilian name, but I still felt like I was hiding. The question was always, do I open my mouth and lose half my audience? At some point, I just no longer care.

So this is my moment to say hello everyone, I am an artist, my name is Al Conti and I proudly WALKED AWAY! Now I can go announce it on my artist profiles and come what may….

http://www.alconti.net

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Response to TM999 (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 07:47 PM

16. *yawn*

More RW babble.

#Walkaway is Russian backed propaganda.

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Response to fuel (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 12:00 AM

17. Let's give you more shall we?

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