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Old 01-29-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default Malice mingled with altruism...

http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/01/...ex.html?hpt=T2

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"We must make this the decade of vaccines," said Bill Gates.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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I thought the same thing when I saw that headline.

Vaccine = health?

I think not.

Why not start with truly clean air, water, and food...
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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I thought the same thing when I saw that headline.

Vaccine = health?

I think not.

Why not start with truly clean air, water, and food...
Or computer software that actually works!
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:24 PM   #4
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Or computer software that actually works!


Indeed! Stress is a killer!


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Old 01-29-2010, 05:51 PM   #5
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I remember when I was with Special Forces--it seems a thousand centuries ago--we went into a camp to inoculate it. The children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for polio, and this old man came running after us, and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile--a pile of little arms. And I remember...I...I...I cried, I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out, I didn't know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it, I never want to forget. And then I realized--like I was shot...like I was shot with a diamond...a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought, "My God, the genius of that, the genius, the will to do that." Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they could stand that--these were not monsters, these were men, trained cadres, these men who fought with their hearts, who have families, who have children, who are filled with love--that they had this strength, the strength to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men, then our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral and at the same time were able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling, without passion, without judgment--without judgment. Because it's judgment that defeats us.

--Marlon Brando as Colonel Kurtz, Apocalypse Now

Every time I think about inoculation this scene comes to my mind. Take from it what you will, but the depth of the above monologue is sublime...

On a lighter note--Thanks Fred! I needed a good laugh, and you delivered!

Peace.

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